Student Government Recognized Clubs
Clubs and organizations draw people with common interests together to advance the ideas and spirit of CT State Middlesex. If you would like to start a club (or think students would be interested in forming a club) or if you have a specific program or activity you would like to see on campus, please contact the Student Activities Office.
The Art Club engages in the full spectrum of art related activities and strives to encourage expression in all forms. Experienced and new artists welcome.
MxCC Computer Club
Helping our community and students, through people and technology
The MxCC Computer Club is an active group of technology enthusiasts from diverse backgrounds and majors who share a common interest in computers. The Computer Club provides opportunities for its members to share and learn about IT, computer gaming, device repair, and software. Thanks to the commitment and dedication of its members, the club continues to host events and offer services to the MxCC community each semester.
LAN Game Nights
Each semester the Computer Club sponsors gaming events called LAN night, where students are invited to gather for memorable evenings of fun and group play on game consoles, laptops, and desktops.
Office 365 Installation/Computer Tune-up Clinic
The Computer Club hosts special events dedicated to getting Middlesex students up and running with the free Microsoft Office 365 Suite available through a partnership the ConnSCU has with Microsoft. The club also sponsors events that invite MxCC students, staff, and faculty to come in for free routine maintenance services to keep their computers running smoothly and securely.
MxCC Computer Club Technology Center
The MxCC Computer Club Technology Center is located in Snow Hall Room 512. It offers FREE ongoing computer repair services to Middlesex students, faculty, and staff. Its mission is to provide students a space for hands-on exploration, information sharing, and service learning. At the Technology Center, students are able to use their technical skills to provide valuable services to the college community.
During Earth Week, the Computer Club partners with Green Monster to host a free e-cycling collection event. Anyone with old or unused electronics is invited to bring them to campus for easy, safe, environmentally sensitive disposal. Donations accepted at this event raise funds for the Computer Club’s computer giveaway.
Every year, the Computer Club accepts essays from students who express the need for their own laptop. A panel of judges, featuring students, faculty, and staff, read the essays and recommendations the writers gathered from professors. The entries are ranked using a rubric that addresses different criteria, including the persuasiveness, and the amount of need expressed. The Computer Club then purchases laptops for deserving students using donations they collect at their e-cycling events. This event has drawn the attention of the Peach Pit Foundation, a Durham based non-profit, that has donated funds to purchase laptops for the Computer Giveaway.
This event, which was originally created by the MxCC Computer Club with the purpose of connecting students with working professionals in the field of information technology (IT), has expanded in previous semesters to include the Health Information Management (HIM) program at MxCC. The Computer Club has partnered with Health and Life Science Career Initiatives (HL-SCI) to present a combined career event.
Tech Fest is a technology fair that is being hosted by the MxCC Computer Club. The goal of Tech Fest is to inspire future Information Technology (IT) professionals by showcasing innovative ways in which students can harness their passion for computer technology and thereby unlock their potential. This event also showcases the many MxCC students that have done just that, and have launched successful careers and business ventures in the field of technology. The target audience for Tech Fest is high school and college students who are interested in IT careers.
Share your creative ideas and help plan events such as poetry readings for the student body in the Creative Writing Club. Help critique others’ work and share your own.
The Creative Writing Club kicked off its first year in the fall, 2011. Since its inception, the club has sponsored numerous poetry readings and author talks. Club members plan events and read each others’ creative writing, giving feedback in an informal workshop setting.
Consistently, the club hosts a fall poetry reading and book sale and signing with a published poet; a second fall reading, highlighting the work of Middlesex students in Creative Writing courses or through an open mic event; a spring reading by Connecticut Poetry Circuit student winners; and an annual Faculty, Students, & Staff reading in April. Sprinkled in the mix are author talks with fiction and memoir writers as well.
Pegasus literary journal is an annual publication which showcases the writing talents of Middlesex Community College students. Generally, there are 150 submissions per year, with room for publishing 30-40 pieces. Creative Writing Club officers serve as submission readers and contribute to the journal’s production in various ways.
For more information, contact Christine Ruggiero, Faculty Advisor, at email@example.com or 860-343-5878.
Students dedicated to delivering quality human services by identifying the critical needs of the community and devoting resources to meet those needs are invited to join EMPOWER U. Members of EMPOWER U also fill in community service requirements for Human Services courses.
The Film Club is intended for students interested in both film and video production as well as cinema, television, and media studies. The club offers opportunities for students to do various creative production projects using the club’s own production equipment, with the support of fellow students.
The Game Room and Lounge is a space that is available for students during Student Program hours and students are able to check out games and play any board games available in that space.
Every week, the New York Round Table hosts a discussion around a leading article in the New York Times. Meetings are held in a Socratic Seminar style and is meant for students to think about their world and learn different views and perspectives.
Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) is the largest international honor society for two-year colleges. It prides itself on fellowship, leadership, service, and scholarship.
The mission of Phi Theta Kappa is to recognize academic achievement of college students and to provide opportunities for them to grow as scholars and leaders.
MxCC’s Beta Gamma Xi is an active chapter that has received Five-Star Status.
Please visit the Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) website to learn more.
The purpose of S.P.E.A.K. (Students Promoting Equality, Acceptance and Knowledge) is to provide support and assistance to those within the gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and questioning community and allies who seek it. Students meet on a weekly basis to extend friendships and bonds between members of the college while creating a judgment free zone. It is also the intent of the group to bring awareness, understanding and acceptance to fellow peers and college community members about the alternative lifestyles present at the college.
SPEAK meets on Mondays at 12:30–1:15 p.m. in Wheaton Hall room 204.
All personal issues discussed during meetings, including member’s names and sexual preference shall be strictly confidential. No member shall discuss personal information regarding any member, advisor, or associate with non-members or in the presence of non-members.
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From Combat to Graduate
**VETERANS HELPING VETERANS**
The Middlesex Community College Veterans Club was launched in April 2011.
The club meets every Wednesday during the semester from 12:20–1:20 p.m. in the OASIS Center located in the library in Chapman Hall.
The mission of the club is to assist veterans and their dependents at Middlesex Community College. The concept of veterans helping veterans shall be at the core of the mission, while also enhancing awareness in our community.
Assistance may include, but is not limited to, enrollment assistance for veterans applying to MxCC, application for veterans benefits, and other educational aid. The club also provides educational assistance with G.I. Bill, Chapter 30, benefits and Post 9/11 G.I. Bill, Chapter 33, benefits to close the gap between service and education.
The club initiates and supports activities and programs, which provide additional support and benefits for student veterans.
The club creates awareness, understanding, and appreciation of the military and veterans by the college community. This includes educating the Middlesex community to recognize and provide direction to those suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and traumatic brain injury (TBI).
The club serves as a liaison between the veterans, other Middlesex students, and the veteran communities and organizations off-campus.
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Veterans can socialize, network, study, and share their experiences. The Veterans Club gives back to the community with events such as hot dog fundraisers and making care packages for the troops.