Student Clubs & Organizations
Student-Run Organizations = A Key Aspect of Student Life
The Office of Student Life is committed to enhancing the college experience by involving students in co-curricular programs, cultural experiences, leadership training, and community building. We strongly believe that student organizations and activities should encourage involvement by all students regardless of sex, race, age, religion, sexual orientation or nationality.
If you have additional questions, we encourage you to stop by the Office of Student Life, Tivoli 243. Our staff will help you join an organization or start one of your own.
You are encouraged to explore opportunities outside the classroom that support your academic development and growth as an individual. There are over 20 organizations started by students. These have been designed by students and faculty to promote new experiences important to campus life. If you do not find an organization that fits your style and goals, we encourage you to create a new organization around something you have a personal interest in, such as a hobby or outside activity.
Academic Honors Societies
National Society of Leadership & Success
This is the nation's largest leadership honors society and students are selected by their college for membership based on either academic standing or leadership potential. Candidacy is a nationally recognized achievement of honorable distinction. With 496 chapters, the Society currently has 541,402 members nationwide. Learn more & join NSLS here.
Tim Benson | Advisor | Timothy.Benson@ccd.edu
Phi Theta Kappa (PTK)
PTK provides opportunities for individual growth and development through participation in honors, leadership, service, and fellowship programming to CCD students. Learn more & join PTK here.
Psi Beta promotes the professional development of psychology students attending two-year colleges. Learn more & join Psi Beta here.
Casey Casler | Advisor | Casey.Casler@ccd.edu
Wendy Parslow-Helton | Advisor | Wendy.Parslow-Helton@ccd.edu
Sigma Chi Eta
The official community college honor society of the National Communication Association. Membership is limited to communication majors. Learn more and view the requirements for involvement.
Mollye Russell | Advisor | Mollye.Russell@ccd.edu
Auraria Campus Student Organizations
Click on the plus signs below to open and learn more about each club!
Meet with other students interested in the field of architecture, discuss and solve architectural problems and learn about cutting edge architectural advancements.
Mark Broyles | Advisor | Mark.Broyles@ccd.edu
For students interested in working with CCD's mascot, Swoop.
Ashley Jaramillo | Advisor | Ashley.Jaramillo@ccd.edu
Collegiate Recovery Community
Provides peer support for anyone in recovery or seeking recovery from substance use disorders or anyone who has been affected by addiction. Supports members of the recovery community in their educational pursuits. Fosters education about substance use and addiction for those struggling with substance use and family members and allies of the recovery community.
Rebecca Cherry | Advisor | Rebecca.Cherry@CCD.edu
Communication Club (COM Club) is an opportunity for students of any major to build relationships, community and experience the world of communication through the creation, promotion, hosting and attendance at events that will highlight and develop personal, professional and public communication strategies.
Mollye Russell | Advisor | Mollye.Russell@CCD.edu
Criminal Justice Club
The Criminal Justice Club provides helpful information, contacts, and support for CRJ majors. Learn more about criminal justice at CCD.
Petia Ouzounova | Advisor | Petia.Ouzounova@CCD.edu
DREAMer's United empowers students to overcome the adversity and stigma that is associated with being a DREAMer by creating a positive impact on the community through volunteer opportunities and campus involvement. Learn More.
Auraria Gender & Sexualities Alliance (GSA)
AGSA is dedicated to fostering a sense of community among LGBTQ+ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and, well, everyone else!). AGSA seeks to promote understanding on campus and provide educational opportunities for those interested.
John O'Leary | Advisor | John.O'Leary@CCD.edu
The IT Club helps students master skills needed in the world of information technology.
Mary Murphy | Advisor | Mary.Murphy@CCD.edu
Explore mathematical puzzles. Expand your connection with the campus community by joining the Math Club.
The Music Club is for music lovers of all kinds and offers study tables and an exploration of all aspects of music. For a journey to the creative and wonderful world of music, join in! Open to all students (a music major is not a requirement).
Megan Buness | Advisor | Megan.Buness@CCD.edu
Muslim Student Association
The MSA aims to cultivate a peer community for CCD students, regardless of religious beliefs, where they can learn about Islam and how they can support students who are from Muslim countries.
Imane Benjelloun | Advisor | Imane.Benjelloun@CCD.edu
Build a functional robot capable of traversing Martian terrain, or send a demo-satellite loaded with scientific instruments to the edge of Earth’s atmosphere! The CCD branch of NASA’s Spacegrant program is the place for hands-on experience in scientific, electrical and computerized concepts, as well as project-oriented teamwork and leadership skills. Our club is open to all students with no experience necessary. Work with our group to learn and build technology together!
Joel Thompson | Advisor | Joel.Thompson@CCD.edu
The Science Club provides students majoring in science, technology, engineering or math with activities and academic support to help you succeed in your major.
Kimberly Gottfredsen | Advisor | Kimberly.Gottfredsen@CCD.edu
Provide a place where students with questions or concerns about the Bible and the history of religion may come and speak freely. The Club members study the scripture in-depth and include the original languages of the Bible (ie. Hebrew and Greek) to authenticate the studies. It also focuses on both male and female images of God as shown through the Bible.
Randall Dawson | Advisor | Randall.Dawson@CCD.edu
Students for Educational Reform
#SFER is a national not-for-profit organization that provides college and high school students the opportunity to play an active role in policy development and reinforcement for local school districts. Partner with members from around the district to improve DPSK12. Colorado chapters of #SFER have committed to a campaign to increase the access to mental health supports in our schools. For more in information on the national chapters and activities, please visit www.StudentsforEdReform.org.
Abraham Sanchez | Advisor | Abraham.Sanchez@CCD.edu
Student Ambassadors Club
The Student Ambassadors Club stimulates personal exploration and professional cooperation with opportunities for you to achieve personal and academic success. Team-building, leadership and critical problem-solving skills are developed in pursuit of the goal to contribute to a culture of excellence at CCD. Learn more & join here.
Abraham Sanchez | Advisor | Abraham.Sanchez@CCD.edu
Theater of the Hawk
Theater of the Hawk offers exciting opportunities for you to participate in theater productions.
Nick Taylor | Advisor | Nick.Taylor@CCD.edu
Transfer Student Leadership Club
Provides knowledge and understanding of transfer including the F.A.C.T.S. (Financial, Academic, Career and Transfer Planning and Student Support Services). Members will receive the Transfer Steps to Success Checklist, scholarship information, application fee waivers and have opportunities to visit 4-year campuses, network with 4-year peer mentors and talk to CCD Alumni pursuing their bachelor degrees.
Provides student members with support and resources for professional networking, study-group arrangements, volunteer opportunities and social settings for students to meet and get to know one another.
Imane Benjelloun | Advisor | Imane.Benjelloun@CCD.edu
Urban Male Initiative (UMI)
UMI provides opportunities for members to actively engage in the Auraria Campus culture, develop leadership skills and participate in community service activities that will empower UMI men to grow academically, professionally and socially. Learn more about UMI and join today.
Jermaine Gunnells | Advisor | Jermaine.Gunnells@CCD.edu
The Veterans Club supports and engages veterans currently enrolled at CCD.
Trevor Wichert | Advisor | Trevor.Wichert@CCD.edu
Women Intentional about Success and Excellence (WISE)
WISE members actively participate in CCD and Auraria Campus events to help increase the number and presence of female students who are committed to leaving a lasting, positive impact on CCD.
Nicole Rice-Collins | Advisor | Nicole.Rice@CCD.edu
Provides a supportive and creative community for students to express themselves through writing.
Jeff Becker | Advisor | Jeffrey.Becker@CCD.edu
Lowry Campus Student Organizations
Vet Tech Club
Join the local Vet Tech Club, a branch of the National Association of Veterinary Techs in America (SCNAVTA), which promotes the professional and educational advancement of veterinary technicians.
Keith Semerod | Advisor | Keith.Semerod@CCD.edu
Radiologic Technician Club (RTC)
To start a new organization, complete this process in the spring, so your club can be recognized for the following academic year.
- Read the Student Organization Handbook.
- Complete the most recent Student Organization Registration Form and submit it to the Office of Student Life.
- Create, submit and keep an updated constitution.
- Elect one CCD student as president and one as the financial officer.
- Recruit a CCD faculty or staff member to serve as your organization’s advisor.
- Have one officer and your advisor attend an organization orientation session at the beginning of the year.
- Hold officer elections during the spring semester for the following academic year.
The following are requirements to maintain recognition of your club:
- All officers must maintain a GPA of 2.3 or higher and be enrolled in at least six (6) credits hours at CCD, as well as maintain good standing with the College.
- All officers must participate in two club orientations a year, two community service projects a year, and attend at least three (3) events on the Auraria Campus per year.
Questions? Contact the Office of Student Life, Kathryn Mahoney, 303.556.2597.