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ActiveMind MENTAL HEALTH AWARENESS

  • Meets Tuesdays, 12:30 - 1:30 (Acad I, 1112)

|The purpose of ActiveMind Mental Health Awareness is to raise awareness of the issue of mental illness and to help foster a general atmosphere of mental health on campus. Through informative discussions and activities, we plan to create promote a heightened consciousness and understanding of what mental health is and how to recognize and help those we may encounter who lack it. By having a general awareness of the issue, we hope to prevent suicide, depression, and the like on campus.
Advisor: Inez Rivera, 845-574-4410, iriverap@sunyrockland.edu

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African Student Association

The African culture has enriched society with a wide range of enduring contributions in music, cuisine, dance and many other areas of the human experience. The African Student Association was founded to expose others to the African culture, customs and traditions, which go beyond what is shown by the media, and to educate members about each other’s culture. The club has held fundraising Movie Nights on African themes and in 2014 hosted an African Night/Memorial for Nelson Mandela.
Advisor: Nathaniel Williams, 845-574-4493, nwillia2@sunyrockland.edu

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Alpha Beta Gamma - Beta Xi Chapter

  • Contact Advisor for meeting info

Business leaders know the value of serving others. RCC’s chapter of Alpha Beta Gamma, the business honor society, has embraced that credo. Club members volunteer for community events like the Good Samaritan Blood Drive, Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Light the Night Walk, Walk for Domestic Abuse, and a toy drive for underprivileged kids. This year, they expect to host a networking event for business students and participate in Big Brothers Big Sisters and Make-A-Wish Foundation. They expand their knowledge of the corporate world with visits to places like the Museum of American Finance on Wall Street. Guest speakers from the local business community offer first-hand insights and advice.
Advisor: Ronald de Roman, 845-574-4096, rderamon@sunyrockland.edu
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App Makers Club

If you are interested in computer science, The App Makers Club fosters your appreciation, especially through coding of basic apps. Members share their knowledge and guide each other on the latest developments. For example, they are exploring the use of Android Studio, a professional development environment for creating apps. In celebration of Computer Science Education Week, club members hosted an "Hour of Code" with simple, enjoyable activities to let anyone interested experience the fun of coding. The program is international in scope and has reached tens of millions of students in 180-plus countries.
Advisor: Lynn Aaron, 845-574-4258, laaron@sunyrockland.edu

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Art Club

Meets: Tuesdays, 12:30-1:20 - CAC, 7110
For those pursuing an art degree or who love to view and make art. Trips to various museums and galleries both in NYC and locally, including the Metropolitan Museum of Art. The club sponsors visits from art programs like Montserrat College of Art, Pasadena College of Art and Mercy College to review student portfolios for transfer.  The club also organizes an exhibit of student art work at RCC during Spring semester; collaborates with the Hospitality Club in the Spring to raise money for the Christ Church of Ramapo Feeding Ministries; and plans an art sale as a club fundraiser.
Advisor: Brooke Evans, 845-574-4773, bevans@sunyrockland.edu

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Asian Club

The Asian continent is vast and diverse, spanning a multitude of ethnic groups and cultures. Asian Club members share this rich culture and tradition and learn about Asians’ prolific contributions to society. Members interact with fellow Asians in the community by attending meetings of Asian cultural associations and educational seminars. They also help one another with school difficulties through tutoring sessions, and assist those who want to learn Asian languages.
Advisor: Dr. Liya Li, 845-574-4733, lli@sunyrockland.edu

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Astronomy Club

Would you like to broaden your understanding of the universe? Want to tap into the teachings of some of the greatest minds in history, icons like Galileo, Copernicus and Kepler, and contemplate future advancements in the study of our cosmos? Come and explore with us at the Astronomy Club. The club is purchasing RCC’s first solar scope, for viewing the sun, solar flares and sun spots, and club members volunteer at the Northeast Astronomy Forum (NEAF) held on campus each spring. Advisor: Saeed Safaie, 845-574-4534; ssafaie@sunyrockland.edu

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Beta Beta Beta

  • Meets: Tuesdays, 12:30-1:21 (Acad I, 1111)

Beta Beta Beta provides opportunities for students to develop their interests in the wide-ranging field of biology. Members are encouraged to participate in research activities and have presented their findings at such recognized events as the SUNY Innovative Exploration Forum and the Beta Beta Beta NE-1 District Convention. Members also select their own field trips and community events, such as the Body World Exhibition in NYC, Earth Day events, and various hikes in Rockland County. At meetings, club members read and discuss scholarly journals in various biological topics, and complete research experiments. More about Beta Beta Beta

Advisor: Thomas Butler, 845-574-4203, tbutler@sunyrockland.edu

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Black Student Union

  • Meets: Tue & Thurs 12:30-1:30 - Contact advisor for location

BSU raises awareness and finds solutions to cultural/social/political issues of consequence to the African American community and members of the African Diaspora. Events and programs on topics such as: AIDS awareness, diversity in comic books and animation, Hip-Hop culture, jazz and classical music, film screenings, open mic rap and poetry, and basketball tournaments. With a commitment to the campus and greater community, service projects include fundraising for DKMS Americas, World Book Night, The Breakfast Club, Stop and Frisk information cards, and canned food collection. Supports The Action Plan for Educating Young Men of Color symposium, support efforts of social justice including Black Lives Matter, LGBTQI, economic justice and political reform.
Advisor: Dr. Shamika Mitchell, 845-574-4162, smitchel@sunyrockland.edu

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Campus Players

  • Meets: (contact advisor for times, CAC Theater)

A creative outlet to participate and enjoy activities as a performing artist. Perform in a variety of dance, music and theater events on campus and in the community. Participate in Performing Arts events on campus as well as performing in community service and charity events. Campus Players has raised more than $50,000 for scholarships and other causes, including $20,000 for the Melissa Dimitaras Scholarship. The club members grace performances in the annual Robert Flynn Irish Heritage Festival and the Harvest Celebration, a fundraiser for the Dimitaras scholarship.
Advisor: Patty Maloney-Titland, 845-574-4380, ptitland@sunyrockland.edu

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Chemistry Club

  • Meets: Fridays, 11:00 -12:00 (Acad I, 1309)

Join the Chemistry Club and learn how to make cool stuff like Silly Putty and oobleck, the ooze-like fluid from Dr. Seuss fame. The club holds discussions and experiments to explain and demonstrate chemistry’s impact on everyday life. The club also participates in the Science Lecture series and demos during National Chemistry Week, and its chapter affiliation with the American Chemical Society gives members access to a wealth of information on schools, jobs and chemistry as well as entrée to local, regional and national lectures, symposia and meetings they can attend.
Advisor: Dr. Adessa Butler, 845-574-4094; abutler3@sunyrockland.edu

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Chess Club

  • Meets: Mondays 1:30 (Acad II, 2207); Thursdays, 12:30 (Acad II, 2309)

Whether you’re an advanced player looking to refine skills or a novice hoping to develop them, the Chess Club can help improve your game. Have fun, be challenged, and learn or polish skills, such as strategizing and thinking ahead, which are useful in life as well as on the chessboard. While most meetings are spent playing chess, the club also holds periodic tournaments on campus and co-sponsors the popular annual Chess Event, in which International Grandmaster Gennady Sagalchik plays up to 25 individuals simultaneously.
Advisor: Peter Arvanites, 845-574-4767, parvanit@sunyrockland.edu

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Christian Fellowship

  • Meets: Thursdays, 12:30-1:30 Academic II, 2217

The fellowship invites students to deepen and strengthen their spiritual life with Bible study and prayer, emphasizing the need of daily commitment to Christ. The club, which is interdenominational, offers students training in following God’s calling in their lives whether in a religious vocation or a secular setting, and provides an opportunity to enter a personal relationship with Christ. Come share the good news with weekly Bible studies, Mass and other activities.
Advisor: Michael VerSchneider, 845-574-4531, mverschn@sunyrockland.edu

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Computer Science Club

  • Meets: Mondays 2:00-4:00 (Tech Center, 8375)

Advisor: Lynn Aaron, 845,574,4258

Criminal Justice Club

 

  • Meets: Tuesdays, 12:30 - 1:30 (Acad II, 2100)

The Criminal Justice Club gives RCC students an opportunity to advance their practical knowledge and understanding of criminal justice beyond the scope of classroom work. The aim is to further educate students through hands-on experience and exploration of the criminal justice field, illustrating theories with real-world examples. This is accomplished through field trips, community service and other activities. The club’s programs may benefit not only club members but any student attending RCC.
Advisor: Clifford Ader, 845-574-4210, cader@sunyrockland.edu

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Cyber Security Club

  • Meets: Tuesdays, 12:30-1:25 (Tech Center, Room 8374)

The dangers that exist in the digital age and the habits for safer use of technology. Participate in the National Cyber League collegiate challenge each Fall semester, and develop ethical cyber security professional hacking skills to find and patch vulnerabilities and holes to prevent security breaches. Spring meetings focus on a range of issues including: social media, online presence, and wireless security with laptops and smartphones. Practical demonstrations and guest speakers.
Advisor: Jeanette Geller, 845-574-4577, jgeller@sunyrockland.edu

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Dance Club

Unleash your inner Fred Astaire or Ginger Rogers and join the Dance Club! Learn and have fun with different styles of dances as choreographers, teachers and performers instruct you in the vibrant art of moving your feet rhythmically to music. Get in step and don’t miss your opportunity to cut the rug in campus dance events, including the Annual Spring Dance Concert. Learn from exciting guest speakers such as professional choreographers, performers and teachers at Dance Club workshops.
Advisor: Robert Rabin, 845-574-4471, rrabin@sunyrockland.edu

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DFM Fashion Club

Join the DFM Fashion Club and learn about the dynamic world of modeling and fashion show production. The club runs weekly rehearsals giving instruction on modeling techniques, hair, make­up, fashion show etiquette, sponsorship participation, and marketing and show production. If you’re looking to express your fashion ideas and creativity, look no further than the DFM Fashion Club. Seize the opportunity to strut your stuff at club ­sponsored events like the Spring Beauty Show and Winter Fantasy Show.
Contact: Student Involvement, 845-574-4373

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Economics Club

  • Meets: Tuesdays 12:30-1:30 (Acad II, 2325)

Managing resources economically is a universal concern for individuals, households and organizations. The Economics Club aims to help members deepen their understanding of economics beyond the scope of classroom work. The club sponsors events to fulfill that mission, including field trips to relevant sites such as the Museum of American Finance and Wall Street. It also lines up expert guest speakers to offer real-life perspectives from the ever-changing world of economics.
Advisor: Natalia Lubarsky 845-574-4495

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Entrepreneurs Club

  • Meets: Tuesday 12:30-1:30 (Acad II, 2306)

The Entrepreneurs Club provides students with practical tools, resources and advice from real entrepreneurs as well as networking opportunities. Students may participate in entrepreneurial contests both on and off campus. Students can learn how to start their own business, foster and develop ideas, strengthen their self-confidence, understand American business enterprise, contribute to the improvement of home, business and community, practice efficient money management and establish occupational goals. The club has held seminars on investing, welcomed speakers from major companies, and visited the Museum of Finance in New York.
Advisor: George Repic, 845-574-4368, grepic@sunyrockland.edu

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Environmental Science Club

Meets: Tuesdays, 10 - 1:30 (Acad I, 1117)

Advisor: Melanie Rie, 845-574-4190

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Filipinos United

Founded in 2009, Filipinos United seeks to promote Filipino culture within the RCC community while also contributing to relief efforts for natural disasters in the Philippines and neighboring regions. Those efforts include Typhoon Ondoy, the earthquake/tsunami in Japan, and the club’s current project, Typhoon Yolanda/Haiyan. Past fund-raising events have included music showcases featuring popular YouTube artists, an open mic session, and a video game tournament. The club offers a friendly environment for meeting new people and welcomes everyone.
Advisor: Jon Jon Chua, 845-574-4406, jchua@sunyrockland.edu

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Friends of Israel

  • Meets: Thursdays, 12:30-1:30 (Student Union, 3207)

Supporters of Israel can voice their advocacy for the Jewish state by joining Friends of Israel. The club showcases the many virtues that Israel has to offer, from its music and other cultural aspects to its dynamic people. The Friends host fun and educational events open to all, including a carnival to commemorate Israel’s Independence Day, April 23; a Krav Maga (Israeli Martial Arts) workshop; and a “What is a Hamsa” event teaching about this Middle Eastern symbol of peace. The club also brings to campus lively guest speakers such as Kasim Hafeez, who recounts his journey from anti-Semite to proud Zionist, human rights activist Noam Bedein, and one-armed IDF veteran Izzy Ezagui.
Advisor: Tzipora Reitman, zreitman@sunyrockland.edu & Shevy Oliver 845-574-4422, soliver@sunyrockland.edu

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GENDER & SEXUALITY Alliance

  • Meets: Tuesdays & Thursdays 12:30-1:20 (Acad II, 2206)

A safe, welcoming and accepting environment for all people regardless of sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, race or religion. Interactive activities on and off campus that help educate fellow students on issues regarding hate, discrimination and human rights. The club has performed Moises Kaufmann’s The Laramie Project in the Cultural Arts Theater, visits with transgender performer and activist Rebecca Kling, student delegations to the annual Northeast LGBT Conference, and co-sponsored an event titled Sex(uality) and the City in which NYC-based LGBT authors read from their recent work, joined by several RCC students.
Advisor: Dr. Katherine Lynch, 845-574-4743, klynch8@sunyrockland.edu
Dr. Joanna Lackey, 845-474-4355, jlackey@sunyrockland.edu

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Habitat for Humanity

  • Meets: Tuesdays 12:30-1:30 (Acad II, 2217)

The RCC campus chapter, an affiliate of Habitat for Humanity International, partners with future homeowners to build homes for low-income families in Rockland County. The group aims to eliminate substandard housing conditions and help provide affordable housing to these families. Its members have helped build seven houses in Rockland and are initiating building another home in Haverstraw. They have also made several trips to New Orleans to assist families rebuilding after the devastation of Hurricane Katrina. The organization is non-denominational and membership is open to all. More about Habitat for Humanity
Advisors: Michael and Maureen Ver’Schneider, 845-574-4531, mverschn@sunyrockland.edu

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Haitian Club

  • Meets: Thursdays 12:30--1:30 (Acad II, 2213)

Promoting awareness and understanding of the Haitian people and diaspora. Expressing Haitian voices through art, history, music and food and other aspects of Haitian culture. The club’s keynote program is the annual Haitian Heritage Month held each April. Club members get satisfaction and personal reward by dedicating themselves to community events and activities and advancing the progress of the Haitian people. The club is open to people of all backgrounds, regardless of race, gender, class, and sexual orientation.
Advisor: Elizabeth Solages, 845-574-4322, esolages@sunyrockland.edu

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Hillel

  • Meets: Tuesdays & Thursdays 12:30-1:30 (Student Union, 3207)

Hillel at RCC is a chapter of a national organization for Jewish college students. Hillel offers a welcoming, positive and fun environment for students to interact and learn about Jewish heritage. Recent activities included a trip to New York City to participate in a national collegiate Shabbaton; a Jewish Student Leadership Institute; volunteering at a local food pantry; holiday art workshops and a weekend trip to SUNY New Paltz. Hillel of Rockland website
Advisor: Rabbi Dov Oliver, 845-574-4422, doliver@sunyrockland.edu

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Honors Newsletter Club


Meets: Tuesdays & Thursdays 12:30-1:30 (Acad I, 1226)
Advisor: Carol Coiro, 845-574-4796

Humans of RCC

  • Meets: Wednesdays, 12:45 - 1:30 pm (Academic II, Room 2102)

Spend time and share experiences with other students in a neutral environment, without having to share a common interest or fit any specific criteria except being human. That’s the broad premise of Humans of RCC. Club members try to foster a family atmosphere and help students talk to each other by breaking the ice for them through social media and printed student interviews, which they can explore at Humans of RCC events. By bringing the “Humans of New York” concept to campus, club members hope to create a positive environment that will make each student feel “unique,” yet part of a beautiful community. Link to Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/humansofrcc/
Advisor: Abigail Hunte, 845-574-4447, ahunte@sunyrockland.edu

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Improvisation Club

  • Meets: Tuesdays & Thursdays 12:30 - 1:30 (Blackbox Theater, 7100)

Not everyone can do stand-up like Seinfeld or drama like Streep, but all can improve their “improv” skills. The Improvisational Club offers fun ways to help students with their public speaking, spontaneity and on-the-spot thinking, and provides tips on acting techniques as well. These aims are accomplished through theater games, acting exercises, and performing in front of one’s peers. If you want to perform better before large groups or simply come out of your shell, the Improvisational Club welcomes you!
Advisor: Christopher Plummer, 845-574-4471, cplummer@sunyrockland.edu

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Impulse

Meets: Thursdays, 12:40 - 1:31 (Tech Center, 8171)

The student literary and art magazine, Impulse, annually publishes the best literary and artistic work of RCC students. Harness your creative writing and artistic talents and submit your best work in the spring and fall for publication the following spring. The magazine encompasses student artwork as well as fiction, poetry, essays and other genres of creative writing. Send your work to rccimpulse2016@gmail.com.
Advisor: Eileen MacAvery-Kane, 845-742-2282

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Inklings Club

The Inklings Club actively explores early medieval culture and language. Named after a famous literary club centered at Oxford University that included J.R.R. Tolkien and C.S. Lewis, RCC’s Inklings members are learning to read Old English, planning trips to museums (such as The Cloisters in Manhattan), discussing how to prepare a feast based on medieval recipes, and raising funds to support their goals, among other activities. All RCC students are very welcome to join the club.
Advisor: Stephen Burke, 845-574-4341, sburke@sunyrockland.edu

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International Club

  • Meets: Tuesdays & Thursdays, 12:30 - 1:30 (Acad II, 2102)

The RCC student body represents a diverse spectrum of cultures and nationalities, with more than 250 international students. The club fosters greater awareness of these many cultures by encouraging members to participate in myriad social activities on campus, such as the Thanksgiving Luncheon for International Students, off-campus sponsored cultural trips to places like Ellis Island and the Culinary Institute of America, the annual Rockland County Food Drive, and other activities as planned. Being exposed to these cultural differences builds a fellowship among students and faculty and promotes a peaceful atmosphere in the school community.
Advisor: Jeanette Geller, 845-574-4577, jgeller@sunyrockland.edu

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Japan Club

Japan’s outsized influence around the world dwarfs its relatively small population. Japan is a global leader in electronics, green technology, eco-friendly cars, biomedical research and robotics, and its food is popular the world over. The Japan Club welcomes all students – Japanese and non-Japanese – to participate in Japanese-style activities. Club members, who hail from many countries, watch Japanese films, enjoy Japanese food, celebrate Japanese holidays and have fun learning the Japanese language, as you enter this gateway to Japanese culture.
Advisor: Kaoru Miyauchi, 845-574-4336, kmiyauch@sunyrockland.edu

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Japanese Language CLub

  • Meets: Tuesdays 12:30-1:30 (Acad I, 1117)

Advisor: Patrick Birmingham 845-304-3013

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Just Save One

Children who lack clean water, shoes and appropriate clothing cannot learn properly. Just Save One’s mission is to explore, formulate and implement projects designed to make K-12 education more accessible to students in Rockland and surrounding areas. The club also supports ongoing projects in the developing world that are shared among all chapters of Just Save One. One such project is the 20 Tanks Campaign to raise funds for 20 water tanks to be distributed to needy schools in Kenya.
Advisor: Dr. Christina Stern, 845-574-4438, cstern@sunyrockland.edu

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L.U.N.A. Club

  • Meets: Tuesdays, 12:15-1:15, (Acad II, 2109)

Share the beauty of Latin American culture and identity. Uniting all who hail from Latin American countries, we invite everyone to share in the traditions, cultures, customs, history, stories and experiences of our homelands. All are welcome. Discussions of influential Latin Americans throughout history and in society today, and participate in activities such as luncheons sharing cultural foods, blood drives, and dances to the beat of the many styles of Latin American music.
Advisor: Carolina Sosa, 845-574-4348, csosa@sunyrockland.edu

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Music Matters

If you like to sing, play a musical instrument or just appreciate good music, the Music Matters Club may be for you. Club members can gain knowledge, insight, experience and artistic development relating to the music industry by connecting with it on a local, regional, national and global level. The club involves its members in fun activities such as Open Mic Night, Pass the Mic Open Poetry and the Smithsonian Stepping Stone Awards.
Advisor:
Robert Deitch, 845-641-6577, rdeitch@sunyrockland.edu

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Men's Club

  • Meets: Thursdays 12:30-1:30

Advisor: Willie Everett, 845-574-4703
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Muslim student association

  • Meets: Tuesdays 12:30-1:30 (contact advisor for location)

The Muslim Student Association (MSA) is dedicated to providing a social and enriching club for all its members. We foremost strive to provide a comfortable environment for the Muslim students of RCC. However, the MSA welcomes all students, regardless of faith. The Muslim Student Association works to educate the community about Islam and the misconceptions associated with it. An environment of respect, understanding, and comfort is to be retained at all times.
Advisor: Dr. Shamika Mitchell, 845-574-4162, smitchel@sunyrockland.edu

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National Society of Collegiate Scholars

Meets: (contact advisor for times/locations)
Advisor: Stephen Burke, 845-574-4341

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No Limits

Students are invited to join No Limits and take part in various events and activities that create awareness and unity among all students at RCC. The club actively participated in the Light It Up Blue campaign for World Autism Awareness Day on April 2, 2015, and plans to hold other activities to celebrate diversity, awareness and empowerment for persons with different abilities.
Advisor: Alicia McDonald, 845-574-4541, amcdonal@sunyrockland.edu

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Occupational Therapy Association

The Student Occupational Therapy Association is an active organization that serves many purposes. The club facilitates communication between students and faculty; assists in the development of professional behavior; enhances knowledge of the profession; and promotes awareness of occupational therapy in the College and wider community. Students participate in advocacy events such as the College food drive, Autism Walk, Occupational Therapy Month demonstration, and volunteering at local community organizations.
Advisor: Donna Knoebel, 845-574-4028, dknoebel@sunyrockland.edu

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Organic Gardening Club

  • Meets: Fridays, 2:30-4:30 (Acad I, 1115)

Uses RCC's organic garden as a living classroom and source of freshly grown organic food. Learn how to grow your own organic food and increase sustainability. The club does lots of neat stuff, including Solar Oven cooking of vegetarian fare for Earth Day and Spring Fest, working with AmeriCorps volunteers in the summer, giving garden tours to school groups, and nurturing vegetables and herbs in the Hydroponics Tower. It’s fun and rewarding to dig, plant, water, weed, and get your hands dirty in the garden!
Advisor: Kevin Rapelye, 845-574-4255, krapelye@sunyrockland.edu

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Outlook

  • Meets: (contact the advisor)

Join the award-winning Outlook Student Press and get hands-on learning experience in journalism and other fields relating to the production of a biweekly newspaper. Report on news and items of interest to the campus community. Contribute to the free flow of ideas and robust debate that thrive on college campuses and across America. Outlook recently won another Region I Mark of Excellence award in the Best All-Around Newspaper category.
Advisor: Robert Fuentes, 845-574-4359, rfuentes@sunyrockland.edu

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Paralegal Club

  • Meets:Thursdays, 12:30-1:30

Advisor: Patricia Szobonya, 845-574-4418

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Peer Mentoring

A welcoming, safe and comfortable environment for airing concerns about school work, school community or any other issues. Learn to speak up for yourself and work with others to reach a positive outcome that meets your needs. Learn your  rights and responsibilities and find and use available resources. The club holds fundraisers, food drives, contests and more.
Advisor: Kristen Hanley, 845-574-4357, khanley@sunyrockland.edu

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Phi Theta Kappa

Phi Theta Kappa is the international honor society for two-year colleges. Take advantage of many rewarding opportunities on campus and in the community for PTK memerbers. The PTK induction ceremony for new members is in late April. Come to our Fall and Spring information sessions and learn more. Eligibility requirements include a minimum 3.6 GPA and 12 credits earned with no incomplete grades.
Advisor: Adessa Butler, 845-574-4094, abutler3@sunyrockland.edu

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Photography Club

If you appreciate fine photography and wish to learn more about this fascinating art, the Photography Club may be for you. The club makes regular trips to photographic art exhibitions at NYC galleries and museums, and schedules engaging guest speakers from the world of professional photography. Learn tips for upgrading your photos skills and see your work recognized and exhibited on campus. Everyone is welcome, photo and non-photo majors alike.
Advisor: Lili Grady, 845-574-4773, lgrady@sunyrockland.edu

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Physics Club

Physics is indispensable to understanding how the universe behaves. Renowned physicists such as Isaac Newton, Albert Einstein and Marie Curie made ground-breaking discoveries that advanced human progress. The Physics Club encourages exploration into the field of physics through experiments conducted in a safe, controlled and supervised environment. The club also offers trips to science museums and laboratories at selected universities, arranges visits from experts in the field, and holds other activities – such as pizza lunch discussions of current topics in physics – that provide an enjoyable understanding of the discipline.
Advisor: Dr. Victor Coronel, 845-574-4509, vcoronel@sunyrockland.edu

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Poetry Club

Have you ever wanted to voice your creative impulse through verse? The Poetry Club exposes students to different styles of poetry, gives members freedom to express themselves through a graceful literary art, and promotes sharing and healing through the power of the spoken word. The club encourages aspiring poets through events such as Open Mic on campus, the Poetry Slam, and attending poetry readings.
Advisor: Maureen Brown, 845-574-4357; mbrown@sunyrockland.edu

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Pokemon Club

  • Meets: Monday & Wednesday 12:40 - 1:30

Advisor: Lili Grady, 845-574-4773

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Political Science/Pre-Law Association

If you’re interested in majoring in political science or thinking seriously of attending law school, the Association offers a place to meet and freely discuss political/legal issues of importance and current political events. Among the club’s recent activities during the Fall 2015 semester are: co-hosting a discussion promoting student activism and political awareness; screening the film “Selma”; hosting guest speaker David Carlucci, NYS Senator; presenting a talk titled, “Politics and Pop Culture: Harry Potter,” participating in the International Luncheon, and visiting Philadelphia historic sites Independence Hall, the Liberty Bell and the new Constitution Museum.
Advisor: Student Involvement, 845-574-4302

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RCC FIT

RCC FIT provides students an opportunity to learn safe and appropriate ways to meet their fitness goals. Emphasis is placed on proper technique and execution in various exercises to minimize injury and maximize productivity and enjoyment. The growing interest in CrossFit is accommodated by certified staff, but whatever your fitness goals may be, RCC Fit can help. Recent activities have included pull-up and pushup contests and vying for membership in the 1,000-pound club for weight lifting. RCC Fit members can make new friends and improve their overall well-being at the same time.
Advisor: Erik Ellingsen, 845-574-4783, eelings@sunyrockland.edu

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Robotics Club

  • Meets:Tuesdays, 12:30-1:30 (contact advisor for location)

Want to build a robot? Thanks to ever-improving 21st century technology, this task is no science-fiction fantasy. The Robotics Club can ease your entry into this brave new world. The club’s mission is to introduce the concept and practice of designing, building and programming robots. Student interests can be accommodated using multiple approaches, and goals are achieved through the use of robot kits and robotics programming and simulation software. Get started on your own mechanical or virtual creation by joining the Robotics Club!
Advisor: Xin Ye, 845-574-4786; xye@sunyrockland.edu

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Rockland Community College Historical Society

  • Meets: Monday & Wednesday 1;00-2:00, (Acad II, 2129)

Advisor: Konstadinos Ritsaks, 914-610-5123

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Sigma Chi Eta

  • Meets: Tuesdays 12:30-1:30, (Acad II, 2123)

The Sigma Chi Eta Speech Communication honor society offers a forum to discuss and exchange ideas in the field of communication. Explore transfer options for after graduation or for entering the workforce. Among the recent activities undertaken by the club are various readers’ theater presentations, symposia, panel discussions and visits by guest speakers. Induction ceremony each Spring for new members.
Advisor: Allison Frank, 845-574-4311, abriker@sunyrockland.edu

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Sociology Club

  • Meets: Fridays 3:00-4:00, Acad II, 2103)

Advisor: Christina Stern, 845-574-4439

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Somos El Futuro

  • Meets: Thursdays, 12:30-1:30, (Tech Center, 8173)

Advisor: Nilda Aragones, 845-574-4391

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Spartan Race Club

  • Meets: Wednesdays, 2:30-4:00, (Fieldhouse, Fitness Center)

Advisor: Mike Murphy, 845-574-4131

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Speak Up! RCC

Join Speak Up! and expect a welcoming, safe and comfortable environment for airing concerns about school work, school community or any issue they are having trouble with. Learn how to speak up for yourself and work with others to reach an outcome that meets your needs. Know your rights and responsibilities and the  resources available to you. Receive support from your peers on campus. The club holds fundraisers, food drives, contests and more.
Contact:
Kristen Hanley, 845-574-4357, khanley@sunyrockland.edu

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Speech & Debate Team

  • Meets: Tuesday & Thursday 12:30 - 1:30, (Acad II, 2200)

Hone your advocacy skills, think more critically, or overcome anxiety of public speaking. The Speech and Debate Team can help you accomplish those goals and more. An intercollegiate debate team, we compete in the New York metropolitan area, with recent tournaments at Dominican College, Fairleigh Dickinson University and Yeshiva University. The team co-hosts a campus persuasive speech contest and other on-campus events. To learn more check out our brief, award-winning video.
Advisor: Andrew Jacobs, 845-574-4543, ajacobs@sunyrockland.edu

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Speech Pathways

  • Meets: Thursdays, 12:30 - 1:30, (contact advisor for location)

For students interested in speech pathology and the issues of communication delays and disorders for children or adults. Movies and speakers present topic including autism, experts in Applied Behavior Analysis and augmentative and alternative communication. The club has held event to make comfort dolls for children receiving cleft palate surgery repairs and has conducted several fundraisers.
Advisor: Talia Lipton, 845-574-4231, tlipton@sunyrockland.edu

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Student Activities Board

  • Meets:Thursdays, 12:30-1:30, (Student Union, 3217)

Would you like to help plan activities for your fellow students? If you enjoy working with peers on collaborative efforts, the Student Activities Board (SAB) may be for you. Part of the Student Government Association, SAB oversees the activities of student clubs and organizations, the Fall and Spring Club Fests, and a broad range of student-sponsored, on- and off-campus events and activities. Popular theater trips to Broadway, sporting events, Spring Fest, Free Your Mind Week lecture series, and other lectures and panel discussions. Learn more about SAB.
Advisor: Ann M. Gill, 845-574-4302

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Student Ambassadors

The Student Ambassador program is looking for a few good people! The program gives students an opportunity to take part in a variety of rewarding experiences, such as: serving as an official student representative at campus and community events; speaking on student panels and forums on campus and in local high schools; acting as an usher in RCC’s Cultural Arts Theater. If you are creative, articulate, outgoing or just looking to make new friends, this program may be for you! Learn more about Student Ambassadors
Advisor:

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Student Government Association

  • Meets: Thursdays, 3:30-7:00, (Student Union, 3214)

Join the Student Government Association and make a difference. SGA advocates for students to ensure their needs and concerns are met, and oversees more than $500,000 in student activity fees allocated to campus clubs and events. Recent ways SGA has made an impact include: starting a student ID discount program in campus stores; filtered-water system stations around campus; and donating cell phone chargers to the Library so students can charge their phones. Learn more about SGA
Advisor: Tammy Richardson, 845-574-4394, tcollin2@sunyrockland.edu

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Student Nurses Association (SNA)

Meets: (contact advisor for meeting times/locations)

Nurses helping nurses and nurses helping the community. That’s what SNA is about. Student-led skills demonstrations and faculty-presented specialized information seminars. Get involved to raise funds for local nonprofits and student scholarships. Participate in walkathons, informational seminars, the annual Thanksgiving Dinner for the Homeless, and bringing children’s books to  homeless shelters. SNA also assists in blood pressure screenings for seniors, flu shots for veterans, and other activities in service to others.
Advisor:
Nancy Lord, 845-574-4444, nlord2@sunyrockland.edu

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Student Veterans Association

RCC’s 150-plus student veterans can find mutual support, camaraderie, and advocacy for their interests by joining the Student Veterans Association. The club helps student vets make transitions both to college life and from military to civilian life. Meetings are held at the new Veterans Lounge, where student vets can partake in social or recreational activities. Among the events planned is a skydiving trip for the Spring 2015 semester.
Advisor: Jonathan Barnwell, 845-574-4105, jbarnwell@sunyrockland.edu

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Sustainability Club

Raise awareness and engage the RCC community in sustainable activities. Participate in the Day in the Life of the Hudson River event taking water samples in conjunction with the state Department of Environmental Conservation. Field trips to SUNY Sullivan Community College, which has a large solar panel array, a wind turbine, geothermal energy, green roof and composting, and to the American Museum of Natural History in NYC.
Advisor:Katherine Copp Brown, 845-574-4449, kcoppbro@sunyrockland.edu

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Teachers of Tomorrow Club

  • Meets: (contact advisor for times/location)

Share experiences and ideas with like-minded peers in the Teachers of Tomorrow Club. Participate in interesting and fun activities including field trips and gardening or storytelling with the children at the on-campus child care center. Volunteer at club-hosted conferences with community organizations devoted to childhood education, conduct fundraisers for child care needs, and attend professional development conferences in teacher education.
Advisors: Deirdre Rock, 845-574-4482, drock@sunyrockland.edu
Louise Schreier, 845-574-4482, lschreie@sunyrockland.edu

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The Angels in Rockland

  • Meets: Tuesdays 12:00 - 2:00, (Acad II, 2204)

Advisor: Harry Lehrfeld, 845-707-0322

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Track Club

Citius, Altius, Fortius. Join the Track Club and strive for these Olympian ideals of Swifter, Higher, Stronger. Besides meeting twice a week in the fieldhouse for workouts, the club holds regular competitions where members can vie for first-place honors and try to beat their own personal records. The club helped run the annual fall Turkey Trot, and is organizing track & field events to be held during Spring intramurals that would be open to all students. Most club members have some track or cross country experience.
Advisor: Ed Bajor, 845-574-4131, ebajor@sunyrockland.edu

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Transfer Club

The Transfer Club provides a wealth of support and assistance, helping students make meaningful contacts with representatives at four-year institutions with visits to 4-year schools. Members also assist at these major annual events held on campus, College Night and the two-day College Transfer Fair.
Advisor: Student Involvement, 845-574-4373

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UNICEF Club

Join the UNICEF Club and contribute to a worldwide effort to champion the rights of every child. Participate in an organization for the survival, protection and development of children around the globe. Education, advocacy and fundraising as a UNICEF Campus Initiative group through the US Fund for UNICEF. Among the activities the club has undertaken on campus are the Halloween collection, clothing and food drives, enlisting guest speakers on child abuse and other topics, and various raffles and fundraisers.
Advisor: Student Involvement, 845-574-4373

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Video Game & Anime Club

Club members stay on top of the latest in the different genres of video games and anime styles. The club meets regularly to discuss new games or specific features of established games and platforms. Members also view and discuss a particular anime or manga (comic-like illustration), and share insights on their own efforts to draw manga. The club schedules at least two game tournaments per semester and holds movie nights as well. Come enjoy a stress-reducing activity with fellow game enthusiasts.
Advisor: William McGregor, 845-574-4314, wmcgrego@sunyrockland.edu

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Women in Computing Club

The Women in Computing Club provides a place for its members to support each other and learn about the ways women are involved in computing. Club members have invited female computer professionals as guest speakers, served as teaching assistants in a hands-on computing workshop for middle school girls, and participated in WitsOn, a mentoring program through which they communicate with women in computing around the country. They have conducted research on why women are underrepresented in STEM fields and in Spring 2014 presented their findings at the STEM C^2 Research Summit.
Advisor: Lynn Aaron, 845-574-4258; laaron@sunyrockland.edu

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Wrestling Club

If you wrestled in high school and want to further hone your mat skills, the Wrestling Club can help you achieve success. Club members train in the field house, working on perfecting moves, refining technique and gaining strength. New wrestlers are also welcome. The club’s goal is to build toward restoring an intercollegiate wrestling program at the school. Club members plan to participate in collegiate-level open tournaments after wrestling season concludes in March. The team also supports local scholastic wrestling by attending tournaments such as the Rockland County and Section 1 championships.
Advisor: Carmine Serra, 845-216-1517, cserra@sunyrockland.edu

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Yu-Gi-Oh Club

Are you curious to know what Yu-Gi-Oh is all about? Are you into Japanese manga series and gaming? Join the Yu-Gi Oh Club and get introduced to this unique strategic trading card game. The club provides a safe and comfortable environment to new and old players. Members have in-depth strategy discussions, sharpen their playing skills as they gain experience, and benefit from interacting and socializing in a new way on campus and becoming part of a mentally stimulating community. Advisor: Jean Phanor, 845-574-4546; jphanor@sunyrockland.edu

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