Clubs & Organizations
There is never a lack of opportunities to get involved at Northwestern Connecticut Community College! All of NCCC’s clubs and organizations look forward to welcoming new students. And with a variety of them to choose from – all representing a diversity of student interests – you’re sure to find a group for you. If not, you can always start your own club at NCCC – all ideas are welcome!
AAUW of NCCC
American Association of University Women (AAUW) – To Promote equity for women and girls through advocacy, education, philanthropy, and research. To Further the goal of breaking through educational and economic barriers so that all women and girls have a fair chance. To Empower all women and girls to reach their highest potential.
Advisors: Deb Zavatkay, 860.738.6309, firstname.lastname@example.org,
Christian Students Association
“The Outlet” promotes efforts to meet the needs of the community, including college students, to further individual spiritual growth by offering opportunities for fellowship through Bible studies and various events.
Advisor: Cheryl Braman, 860-738-6320, email@example.com
Criminal Justice Association
Advisor: Michael Emanuel, 860.738.6389 firstname.lastname@example.org
Dungeons and Dragons Club
This group promotes the wellbeing of our members and uses role-playing as a healthy emotional outlet and to help further members’ understanding of themselves and others.
Advisor: Doug Mooney, 860.738.6401, email@example.com
Early Childhood Education Association
This group promotes the well-being of children and families. Through activities, meetings and fund-raising efforts, connections are built between NCCC students, children, families and the surrounding community.
Heart of Autism Club
The Autism Awareness Club’s purpose is to spread awareness and sensibility of the Autism Spectrum Disorder.
Advisor: Daneen Huddart, 860.738,6318, firstname.lastname@example.org
This group promotes an appreciation of the historical past through shared discovery. It furthers historical knowledge and advances critical thought.
Advisor: Todd Bryda, 860.738.6302, email@example.com
This group strives to strengthen and sustain a welcoming and inclusive community for all NCCC students and provide resources on LGBT+ community.
Advisors: Ruth Gonzalez, 860.738-6315, firstname.lastname@example.org & Hannah Elias, email@example.com
Northwest Deaf Club
This group brings together deaf and hard-of-hearing students, as well as students of American Sign Language for cultural, social and recreational activities.
Advisor: Maureen Chalmers, 860.738.6396, firstname.lastname@example.org
NCCC Student Nurses Association
This group promotes accountable, compassionate and skilled graduates that can continually advance the art and science of the nursing profession.
Advisor: Joanna Cyr, 860-738-6421. Jcyr@nwcc.edu
NCCC National Association of Veterinary Technician in America (NAVTA)
NAVTA promotes educational and social activities for Veterinary Technology students, furthering their knowledge and involvement with animals within our community and beyond.
Advisor: Kat Smith, 860.738.6428, email@example.com
Northwestern Book Nerds
The Northwestern Book Nerds objective is to promote literacy in a college setting and spreading awareness of reading books with a disability. Meets Wednesday & Fridays at 12pm on Microsoft Teams- Email Andrew Wetmore, Director of Student Activities to be added to the club! firstname.lastname@example.org
Advisor: Jeremy Withnell, 860-738-6478, email@example.com
Northwestern Business Club
The Northwestern Business Club promotes organizational leadership to students looking to master professional life-long learning attributes and the further the building of an environment of collaboration, teamwork, and collegiality. Students in this club encourage an environment that promotes the development of skills in communication, leadership and networking.
Advisor: Stacey Williams, 860-738-6427, firstname.lastname@example.org
Outdoor Adventure Club
This club promotes healthy living, social interaction, and exercise through fun outdoor excursions such as hiking, rock climbing, ziplining, and rafting. The club operates on the philosophy of “Challenge by Choice”: club members are encouraged to participate in activities at the level which they feel comfortable.
Advisor: Melissa Bettigole, MBettigole@nwcc.edu
Phi Theta Kappa/Alpha Nu Epsilon Chapter
This group provides opportunities for the development of leadership and service, for an intellectual climate for the exchange of ideas and ideals, for lively fellowship for scholars and for stimulation of interest in continuing academic excellence. Membership is extended by invitation to all students who are enrolled in an Associate Degree Program, have accumulated 12 credits, have a 3.45 grade point average and who are of good moral character and possess recognized qualities of citizenship.
The Student Senate serves as the governing body representing NCCC students for the purpose of promoting the general welfare of the student body, to stimulate interest in activities contributing to our improvement and to provide every student with experience in democratic government.
Advisor: Andrew Wetmore, 860.738.6344, email@example.com
Students of Color Alliance
The Students of Color Alliance’s mission is to promote the education about People of Color by furthering practices of equity and alliance as well as too encourage the voices and realities of People of Color to be heard through awareness on campus.
Advisor: Karissa Smith, 860- 738-6428, firstname.lastname@example.org
The Thinkers Cap: Philosophy Club
The Philosophy Club serves to Promote critical thinking and precise articulation, to further the exploration of philosophical concepts, encourage questioning and intellectually investigating all ideas that one encounters.
Advisor: Jay Whitaker, JWhitaker2@nwcc.commnet.edu
The Writers Club
This group strives to promote free thinking, writing and campus unity by providing information throughout campus and to encouraging campus participation and writing.
Advisor: Seth Kershner, 860.738.6481, email@example.com