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Student Life @ Mercer

Student Life and Leadership
Event and Meeting

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West Windsor Campus
James Kerney Campus
 

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Student Life and Leadership

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An important part of college life is the personal enrichment students gain outside the classroom through student activities. Getting involved in campus activities gives students many educational experiences, leadership opportunities and the chance to interact with other students and faculty/staff members in an informal setting.

Organizations serve all members of the campus community. More than 40 clubs offer students the opportunity to explore special interests. Many of these clubs are directly affiliated with fields of study and augment classroom experiences.

In addition, art exhibits, dance productions, dramatic presentations, musical productions, and performances by guest artists are sponsored throughout the year. Music organizations include the college chorus, jazz band, symphonic band, dance ensemble, and stage band. The Community Band is open to all residents who are experienced instrumentalists.

Student Life and Leadership staff members assist students with all aspects of planning and implementing programs. Clubs and organizations operate in conjunction with the Student Life and Leadership office and a club advisor.

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Leadership Education And Development (L.E.A.D.) Program

For students currently enrolled in a credit course at Mercer County Community College, the L.E.A.D. Program is designed to emphasize the key concept areas of leadership, teamwork, community development, and change.

L.E.A.D. offers an opportunity for students to focus on personal growth and develop a sense of self, developing skills that will serve them as leaders in any environment.

For information beyond these details, contact program advisor Jeannette Clugsten at (609) 570-3677 or e-mail clugstej@mccc.edu.

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Formation of Clubs

If you are looking for an activity or club and you don't see it here, Mercer welcomes the opportunity to start new clubs. To charter a club, you need a membership list of at least 10 students, a faculty advisor and a constitution. Student Government Association (SGA) and Student Life and Leadership staff members will help prepare the constitution. Once these requirements are met, the SGA will vote to charter the club at its next scheduled meeting.

For information about joining any of these clubs or starting a new club:

    West Windsor Campus
    e-mail or call the Student Life and Leadership office at (609) 570-3435.

    James Kerney Campus
    e-mail or call Enrollment and Student Services at (609) 570-3139.

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Student Organizations, Publications, and Radio

The Student Life and Leadership Department promotes student involvement. Organizations serve all members of the campus community.

Student Government Association (SGA) - The governing body of all students enrolled at the college. Through the SGA, students have a voice on campus. SGA is responsible for the formation and funding of all clubs and for students' representation on the standing committees of the college

Student Executive Council TC (Formerly SAB) - Trenton Campus - Plans cultural, educational, recreational and social programs, along with campus-wide events. SEC TC strives to create a sense of community on campus.

College Voice - The student newspaper provides MCCC students, faculty, staff, and residents of neighboring areas with educational and information articles, news, editorial coverage, and general student comments of particular interest to the greater college community. The College Voice promotes interest in the art of daily collegiate journalism, and educates and trains MCCC students in the art of print and new media journalism.

Viking 89 (Student Radio) - The MCCC student radio organization provides daily musical entertainment and announcements for the Mercer community. Viking 89 offers hands-on experience in radio production and announcing.

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Student Clubs

The Student Life and Leadership Department promotes student involvement. Clubs offer students the opportunity to explore special interests.

African American Student Organization (AASO) dedicates its purpose to the education and enrichment of ALL students of diverse backgrounds through cultural activities.

Alliance of Veterans and Supporters (AVS) cultivates a community of veterans and veterans supports, drawing on their own experience in order to support, direct, and advise new veterans and their families as they transition into civilian and academic life.

Alpha Mu Gamma recognizes achievement in the foreign languages. It also promotes the study of foreign languages through workshops, lectures, films, and other activities.

American Honors Society upholds academic excellence through community leadership, volunteering, and social outreach.

American Sign Language Club members practice conversational American Sign Language (ASL), as well as share tips and resources about Deaf culture and ways to further signing skills.

Architecture Club broadens the learning experience of architecture through club discussions, volunteering, and site visits.

Art Club promotes and advances the visual arts on the MCCC campus and in the community.

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Cheer and Dance Club promotes and upholds team spirit for those they encounter, develops good sportsmanship by example, and supports good relations between teams during events.

Chess Club teaches chess and hones the skills of advanced.

Criminal Justice Club unifies Criminal Justice majors, plans activities in conjunction with the Criminal Justice curriculum, and provides an informal environment for Criminal Justice majors to discuss problems, achievements and issues that concern themselves and the Criminal Justice field. [website]

Drama/Theatre Club promotes theater and self-expression. It also runs the Late Night Series.

Fashion Forward members are provided with a holistic approach to community involvement, character building and personal success via empowerment through style. Fashion Forward provides peer mentoring, career styling, clothing drives, and fashion workshops to MCCC and beyond to support its mission, "When you look better, you feel better."

Film Club members learn, grow, and develop film making skills and unify to work together as a production and film making team.

Flight Club provides fellowship and activities of interest for students interested in aviation.

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Future Teachers Club provides activities that contribute to the teaching profession and to the college community.

Global Trade and Finance Club explores current topics in domestic and international economics, business, and finance.

Go Green provides a forum where students can learn about environmental and eco-friendly behaviors, on and off campus, to impact their community and college environment.

Golf Club teaches the love of golf, helps students network and learn more about the pastime that businesses use in the work place. In addition, students will have the opportunity to play on a golf course.

Graphic Design Club provides an informal environment where students can discuss problems, issues, and achievements in the professional graphics field.

History Club extends knowledge of history through field trips, tutoring, movies, lectures, and historical readings.

Hospitality Club enhances classroom education for individuals interested in hospitality and the culinary arts through a variety of planned activities. [website]

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Inter-Varsity Christian Fellowship, a Christ-centered community of students and faculty, invites people to encounter faith, encourages spiritual learning and growth, and equips students to be successful on campus and in the places they work, serve and live.

International Student Organization (ISO) celebrates the diversity of the many cultures present at MCCC. Through activities they promote understanding and harmony to the MCCC campus. [website]

IT Networking and Cyber Security Group promotes learning in the areas related to computer networking technology. Students are encouraged to develop career skills, interdisciplinary learning, cultural exchange, and recreational activities between areas in which computer networking technology applies.

Japanese Arts Club is for fans of the Japanese arts including, but not limited to: Anime, history, Martial Arts, Culinary Arts, Japanese fashion, and video games.

Juggling Club gets MCCC students into a new, fun and challenging activity which features hand-eye coordination that might show a new career path.

Kappa Delta Pi, the International Honor Society in Education, is dedicated to scholarship and excellence in education. Activities contribute to the teaching profession, the MCCC community, and to non-profits.

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Latino Student Organization supports the Spanish-speaking students at MCCC, to promote better understanding between ourselves, the faculty and administration, and establishes a better form of communication between MCCC and the Spanish-speaking community.

Lesbian, Gay, Bi-sexual, Transgendered, Friends (LGBTF) creates a safe and warm environment where students feel comfortable to be as they are without fear of judgment and hate. This group educates the community of LGBT-related issues and culture, and fully supports LGBT persons of the MCCC community in need of help.

Math Club members advance their universal mathematical knowledge at MCCC, as they unite under a common interest. web site

Meet-ia @ Mercer members socialize and discuss all things related to pop-culture including the web, film, books, and media.

Mercer County Television (MCTV) provides practical experience to students interested in the field of video and television production, and to produce programming for MCTV-26, the college's cable TV station. Activities will include production and programming of relevant programs of interest to the college community and beyond; provide opportunities for students to gain knowledge of the professional broadcast field through field trips and visiting professional speakers; provide career development and networking opportunities.

Music Club provides a creative practice and study session while promoting general communion with student musicians.

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Muslim Student Association (MSA) spreads awareness of the religion of Islam and provides information for those interested.

Naturalists Club cultivates respect for nature, and enhances in its members a desire to know more about the natural world and their place in it. Members are encouraged to understand the natural world using not only a scientific point of view, but also an anthropologic view and an artistic lens. Trips to museums, lectures, and other nature-related activities (camping, star gazing, etc.) are planned to enhance students' experiences.

NJ STARS provides an opportunity for members to gather and develop a network of peers in a forum to share their insights and concerns. Members will gain awareness of academic and support services available, meet community leaders that can enhance their readiness for a career, and be apprised of the articulation agreements with colleges and universities that support their career choice.

Organic Chemistry Club helps students in organic chemistry, offer student-based help to one another, participate in subject-based outreach programs, and offer a fun and friendly work environment to student and do well.

Programs for Academic Services and Success (PASS) plans social and educational activities to support the Programs for Academic Services and Success.

Phi Beta Lambda (PBL), a national vocational organization, provides opportunities for students to learn about all aspects of business.

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Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) is the local chapter of the national two-year college honorary society that recognizes and encourages outstanding scholarship. [website]

Philosophy Club members discuss philosophy and matters of student interest philosophically. Other activities, such as sponsoring or attending philosophy lectures or films, will be scheduled on an ad hoc basis.

Physical Therapist Assistant furthers leadership opportunities, expands interest and knowledge outside the classroom, and contributes to the community.

Physics Club serves MCCC students who take any physics class. It promotes interest in physics and fellowship among students and provides members an opportunity to do community service and explore leadership experience through collaborated planning of activities.

Psi Beta (Psychology Honor Society) serves as a means of national recognition of the student's early interest in and dedication to the field of psychology and to scholastic achievement. Opportunities will be provided for members to become acquainted with and involved in the larger field of psychology. Members will participate in a forum to develop their perspective about psychology and build a sense of community and identity with others in the field. The organization will enhance leadership skills, encourage research, provide a greater opportunity for student/faculty interaction outside of the classroom, and benefit the campus and community through programs and services.

Radiography Club allows first or second year students enrolled in the Radiography Program to advance in the study of Radiography, assists in establishing and maintaining high standards in all academic and professional goals through participation in seminars and field trips, and promotes education in the field of Radiography.

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Sigma Phi Sigma (Mortuary Science) represents the MCCC Mortuary Science students. They strive to honor the esteemed tradition of this organization, as well as be active in the community through donations, fundraisers, and/or volunteer activities.

Social Justice Club educates and empowers students in regards to issues of social inequality and lack of access to opportunity in our region, nation, and world. Student members learn how to engage in social change through various means including, but not limited to, community outreach, volunteering, and political activism.

Student Nurses Association assumes responsibility for contributing to nursing education in order to provide for the highest quality of healthcare. Programs are provided that are representative of fundamental interests and concerns to nursing students and will benefit MCCC students. Nursing students can develop their professional roles and responsibilities for healthcare of people in all walks of life.

Vegan Awareness Club raises awareness on animal welfare and health, helps those who wish to become vegetarian and/or vegan, and provides information on veganism and vegetarianism.

Volleyball Club organizes and facilitates volleyball games, training, and competitive opportunities for all MCCC students. The club aims to promote volleyball knowledge and skills, physical fitness, leadership, and team work among its members.

Weightlifting Club cultivates a culture of health and fitness for the college community through social involvement/events and peer leadership opportunities that promote healthy lifestyles.

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