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Clubs

Student clubs offer countless opportunities for individual and group development and they represent the most visible and accessible avenue to student involvement on a college campus. Additionally, student clubs reflect the diverse interests and activities of GCC’s student body. Check out the list of clubs below. Club meetings are open to all GCC students; contact the club advisor listed if you have questions or what more information.

Activities Council

Purpose: To plan and organize cultural, social and recreational activities to enhance the student experience.  This group is open to all students interested in planning and implementing campus events.

Meeting Days/Location: Fridays from 11am – 11:50am in C216.  First Meeting – September 12th.

(See Activities Council page for more details.)  

Art Club (Experimental Watercolor Group)

Purpose: To maintain a supportive community for those interested in the Visual Arts.  Through regular gatherings, we aim to create an inspirational environment where individuals are invited to engage in dialogue about contemporary art issues, participate in the process of traditional and experimental art making and nurture one another’s creativity.

Advisor: Jen Simms (simmsj@gcc.mass.edu)
Meeting Days/Location: Mondays from 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm in S104.  First Meeting – Monday, September 8th.

Autism Spectrum Klub (A.S.K.)

Purpose: To provide a casual social learning environment where students on the Autism spectrum can come to share common concerns, seek peer support, and develop social connections on campus.  This group is open to all students.

Advisor: TBD
Meeting Days/Location: TBD

Book/Literature Club

Purpose: To help spread a mutual love of books to other like minded people.

Advisor: Maria Williams-Russell (Williams-RussellM@gcc.mass.edu)
Meeting Days/Location: TBD
 

Business Club

Purpose: The Business Club exists to provide networking opportunities, social events, and informative programming to increase members’ business skills and chances of success in personal entrepreneurship.

Advisor: Thom Simmons (SimmonsT@gcc.mass.edu)
Meeting Days/Location: Select Wednesdays from 12:00pm – 12:45pm in the Hammond Business Studio (E132).  First Meeting – September 10th.

Debate Club

Purpose: To expand students’ use of rhetoric and exercise critical analysis and logical reasoning skills.

Advisor: Buz Eisenberg (Eisenberg@gcc.mass.edu)
 

Engineering Club

Purpose: To provide an informal group to support student career choices. Open to all students.

Advisor: Ted Johnson (JohnsonT@gcc.mass.edu)
Meeting Days/Location: Fridays from 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm in S302.

Human Services Club

Purpose: To provide a forum for discussing contemporary issues in the Human Services field. This group is open to all students.

Advisor: Amy Ford (FordA@gcc.mass.edu)
Meeting Days/Location: Wednesdays, from 12:00 pm – 12:50 pm in C203. First Meeting – September 17th in C118A.

Ignite

Purpose: To show the love of Christ to the GCC campus and provide a Biblical foundation for discussion about God.

Advisor: David Makinster (Makinsterd@gcc.mass.edu)
Meeting Days/Location: Wednesdays from 12:00 pm – 12:50 pm in E123.  First Meeting – September 17th.

International Students Club

Purpose: To sponsor social, educational, and cultural events in order for international students to meet each other as well as other GCC students. This group is open to all students.

Advisor: Cristin “Kit” Carpenter (Carpenter@gcc.mass.edu)
Meeting Days/Location: First Meeting – Wednesday, September 17th from 12:00pm -12:50pm in N332.

Math Club

Purpose: To learn mathematics in new and interesting ways. Open to all students.

Advisor: Ian Winokur (winokurI@gcc.mass.edu)
Meeting Days/Location: Mondays from 12:00 pm – 12:50 pm in N404.  First Meeting – September 8th.

Permaculture Club

Purpose: To create a permaculture garden on campus that engages the community through education, hands-on skills, food production, and cross-disciplinary and co-curricular projects. This group is open to all students.

Advisor: Abrah Dresdale (DresdaleA@gcc.mass.edu)
Meeting Days/Location: Mondays from 12:00 pm – 12:50 pm, in the South Garden or S311 depending on weather.  First Meeting – September 8th.

Peace Club

Purpose: To practice, promote and assist in maintaining a peaceful campus service to the community.
 
Advisor: David Makinster (MakinsterD@gcc.mass.edu)
Meeting Days/Location: Wednesdays from 12pm – 12:50pm in E115.

Phi Theta Kappa

Purpose: Serves as the international honor society for two-year colleges at GCC. Participation is by invitation only.

Advisor: Robert LaPalme (LaPalme@gcc.mass.edu)
For more information go to GCC’s Phi Theta Kappa page. 

Queer, Straight Alliance Club (QSA)

A historically active club providing educational trips to NYC and the annual prom.  The QSA Club is actively seeking new members.  GCC’s motto has never been more appropriate “You Belong Here!”

Advisor:  Holly Lovelace
Meeting Days/Location: Thursdays from 12pm – 12:50pm, in N220. First Meeting – Thursday, September 11th.

Social Gaming Club

Purpose: The focus of the group is social games (games played face-to-face, such as card games, board games, and RPGs).  The social gaming club at GCC promotes friendship and a sense of community through face-to-face games.

Advisor:Trevor Kearns (kearnst@gcc.mass.edu)
Meeting Days/Location: Wednesdays from 12:00 pm – 12:50 pm in C307, First Meeting – September 17th.

Students in Recovery and Allies (STIR-ALL)

Purpose: To build a community and support for students in recovery and their allies on GCC campus.This group is open to all students.

Advisor: Judy Raper (RaperJ@gcc.mass.edu)
Meeting Days/Location:Wednesdays from 12:10 pm -1:00 pm in East 101. First Meeting – September 17th.

Student Senate

Purpose: To allocate the Activity Fee Budget, promote and support activities that enhance the life of the college community, and serve as the student voice on campus. This group is comprised of elected members and member-at-large; it is open to all members of the campus community.

Student Senate President:Kirandip Kaur
Student Trustee: Chad Wright
Meetings: Select Mondays at 12pm in C201; (See Student Senate page for details.) 

VetNet

Purpose: To generate campus wide culture that embraces the leadership, discipline, and high standards veterans bring to our campus while translating their military experience to student success. This group is open to all students. For more information, please see the VetNet webpage http://www.gcc.mass.edu/student-activities/

Meeting Days/Location: Wednesdays from 12:00 pm – 12:50 pm in room N215.  First Meeting – September 10th.

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