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!

Learn how to start a new club or organization: Click Here.

Important Club Forms & Procedures 

 Criminal Justice Association

This group promotes the Criminal Justice Program at NCCC through speakers, programs and scholarship.

Advisor: Michael Emanuel, 860.738.6389


Dungeons and Dragons Club

This group promotes the well being 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,

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.

Advisors: Tracy Smith-Michnowicz,, John Jagtiani,

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,

History Association

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,

LGBT+ Club 

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, & Hannah Elias,

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,

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.

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,

Northwestern Book Club

The Northwestern Book Club objective is to promote literacy in a college setting  and spreading awareness  of reading books with a disability. – Email Andrew Wetmore, Director of Student Activities to be added to the club!

Advisor: Jeremy Withnell, 860-738-6478, ,  John Jagtiani,

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,

Northwestern Sports Club

This club meets regularly to play miscellaneous sports games. It promotes physical health and well being while teaching the importance of team work. If you are interested in learning more please contact their advisor below.

Advisor: Jessie DePonte, 860-738-6348,

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,, John Jagtiani,

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.

Advisors: Crystal Wiggins, 860.738.6310,, Todd Bryda, 860.738.6302,, Stacey Williams, 860.738.6427,

Plant Pals Club

Plant Pals is a student organization that brings individuals together who have a shared appreciation for plants of all kind.

Advisors: Emilee Maus,, Briana Kratzer, 860-738-6417,

Student Government

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,

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,

Get involved!
Contact the Student Activities Office at 860.738.6343 for more information, or email at!