|Student clubs and organizations allow students to join and organizations that promote their common interests, as well as participate in the college governance structure to foster and support student opportunities for learning, leadership, community building & creative expression beyond the classroom. Subject to the final approval by the Vice President for Student Development, the Student Government Association has the responsibility for recognizing and approving all student clubs and organizations. Students interested in joining an existing student organization or in starting a new one should contact the Associate Dean for Student Leadership & Engagement @ 655-7348. Click Forms & Manuals to register your organization and obtain required event registration forms.|
Alternative Breaks @ Cazenovia (A.B.C.):
The Alternative Break Program places teams of students in communities to engage in service and experiential learning during their summer, fall, winter and/or spring breaks. Students perform short-term projects for community agencies and learn about issues such as literacy, poverty, racism, hunger, homelessness and the environment. The objectives of an alternative break program are to involve college students in community-based service projects and to give students opportunities to learn about the problems faced by members of communities with whom they otherwise may have had little or no direct contact. The intensity of the experience increases the likelihood that participants will transfer the lessons learned on-site back to their own communities after the alternative break ends.
The Art Club brings together students from diverse creative backgrounds to engage in discussion, activities and projects. Anyone interested in art, in any/or all its forms, including music, dance, art history, design, literature, theater, etc., is welcome.
Asian Appreciation Club:
The purpose of the Asian Appreciation Club is to enrich the diversity of the Cazenovia College student population with an exposure to the Asian culture through various activities such as cuisine, trips, and various projects. The Club seeks to breakdown Asian stereotypes and spread cultural diffusion.
The Beadmakers Society was established to promote and sponsor the art of making hand-crafted glass beads. The Society is open to all students who want to learn from one another, as well as provide support to those just entering the world of glass beadmaking. The Society offers educational initiatives such as classes, workshops and field trips.
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The Business Club is an on-campus organization based around students in the Business Management major(s) at Cazenovia College. The Club offers all students the opportunity to broaden their external business opportunities/relationships and sponsors guest lecture speakers throughout the academic year. The Club is dedicated to the professional development of its student members. The Club also promotes community welfare by participating and organizing community service events in an effort to promote the College and teach the members valuable networking skills. The Club promotes interaction among students, faculty and business professionals.
Campus Activities Board (CAB):
The Campus Activities Board is the central student-run programming board for the College. It is dedicated to providing, planning and coordinating various social and recreational activities in accordance with student needs and interests. Professional entertainers, artists and speakers are hired to perform in comedy shows, coffeehouses, lectures, major concerts, and hypnotist/ESP shows. Films, a variety of game shows and student performances are also coordinated through CAB. Administrative and academic departments work with CAB to sponsor recreational, social, educational, and/or cultural programs which include art shows, Black History Month events, Women’s History Month events, and off-campus trips.
Campus Crusade for Christ (CRU):
Campus Crusade for Christ is a ministry for college students at Cazenovia College. Our desire is to know Christ and make Him known. We believe that a relationship with God through Jesus Christ provides the hope and purpose in life that people are seeking. We meet regularly for a time of worship, fellowship and teaching from God's word. Our meetings are a great time to get away from the grind of school and get to know other believers in a warm intimate atmosphere.
The Chorale provides a forum for students’ musical expression and teaches music skills and chorale techniques. Vocal training, some music theory, and performance are incorporated into the yearly activity. The Chorale provides an environment where students, faculty, staff, administrators and community members can come together to learn, rehearse, and perform chorale music.
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Certified Peer Educators:
Peer educators are students that contributed to the education of Cazenovia College students on diversity issues, prevention and reduction of harmful behavior to oneself. Their purpose is to educate, confront, listen and help peers make healthy lifestyle choices. The Bacchus and Gamma peer education network nationally certify this group of students.
Commuter Student Organization:
The Commuter Student Organization was formed to represent and bring together commuting students, to identify, publicize and fulfill the special needs of commuter students, and to serve as a communication link with the College, other student organizations and faculty/staff. The organization aids the commuter student population by providing activities and opportunities to meet new friends while its members pursue their educational goals, thus enhancing the experience of campus life.
The purpose of the Craft Club is to provide students and faculty with a casual and fun environment in which to develop skills in knitting, scrapbooking, and a variety of other craft related projects. The group also seeks to create a sense of community through crafting for community service projects.
Cazenovia College Dance Club began in 2004 as a way to teach different styles of dance to any student who was interested. It has evolved into a dedicated and talented club with focuses on workshops as well as their annual show at Catherine Cummings Theater. Different styles learned throughout the years have included hip hop, jazz, theater, African, modern, ballet, and more. Dance Club is open to any student with or without prior dance experience but has an interest and passion for dancing.
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The Cazenovia Debate Society seeks to encourage and facilitate public speaking and debate. It instructs its members in public speaking and debating skills, trains a debating team/competition, and encourages an atmosphere of intellectual discourse on campus.
The objectives of the Drama Club are to provide a forum through which students can learn different aspects of the theatre and its workings and to organize trips and workshops that allow students to learn and experience theatre in and out of Cazenovia College.
The purpose of this club is to create a student organization that will enhance all education and child studies students as well as promote campus awareness of the education program. Members decide upon, plan, and implement activities focused on educational issues.
The English Club provides a place for students/staff/faculty to share their love of books and reading with each other and the community; to support freedom of creative expression; to promote the value of the history of literature as well as its contemporary influence; and to create an active English Major community on campus.
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The purpose of this club is to provide a means to further environmental awareness via interactive educational activities, service learning, and development of active conservation practices on campus and abroad.
Equine Ambassadors Club (E.A.C.):
The mission of E.A.C. is to contribute to the College and Cazenovia community through the love of horses. Endeavors include adopt a highway projects and numerous community service activities throughout the academic year.
The Cazenovia Fashion Connection (CFC) is a club dedicated to providing Cazenovia College students with the opportunity to expand their knowledge of the fashion industry through club activities, field trips, professional contacts and speakers. Additionally, through workshops students are given the opportunity to build and strengthen professional skills. The club encourages students of all majors to join in group activities and events in order to bridge the knowledge of students in different fields of study.
The Film Society exists to promote the appreciation of film as an art form. Following each film, a student or faculty member leads a discussion group.
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The Cazenovia Fire Fighters/EMT Club provides a way for Cazenovia Colleges to be trained and serve in the Cazenovia community volunteer fire department. Their mission is to provide service to the community by protecting life, property and environment through prevention, public education and emergency response with well-maintained equipment and highly trained, dedicated personnel. All required training is provided to members.
The objectives of the Gaming Society are to promote multiplayer gaming in the Cazenovia College Community. The Society holds both on campus gaming events and gaming events with other gaming groups.
The Gospel Choir is a group of students who have an interest in singing spiritual songs that deepen their relationship with God. The Choir helps in fostering the spiritual, intellectual and social interests of the students at Cazenovia College.
Hula Hoop Club:
The Hula Hoop Club seeks to teach and inform students of a new form of recreation/exercise through dancing with hula hoops. This art form helps individuals embrace a positive self-image while staying fit.
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Human Rights Club:
The Human Rights Club is an organization that enhances all students, regardless of their major, in a number of aspects that have a global focus. Members decide upon, plan, and implement activities focused on international cultures and issues. Activities and areas of interest/focus include: learning about other countries and cultures, planning and/or attending international-focused events, human rights issues, attending conferences, advocacy/community service, inviting guest speakers to campus, and international and domestic field trips.
Human Services Club:
The Human Services Club provides students with opportunities within the dynamic field of Human Services. These opportunities include participation in professional and educational programs, establishing and carrying out community service projects, fund raising in support of these projects, and networking with community based service providers.
Infinity Step Team:
The purpose of the Infinity Step Team is to provide students the opportunity to learn and perform the traditional, historic, and modern dance form known as step (the collective movements of hands, feet and other body parts to create a stylish rhythmic collaboration). Participation instills values of motivation, discipline, self-worth and interpersonal skills through the activity of stepping.
Cazenovia College is a non-denominational institution, and students come from a diverse array of religious and spiritual backgrounds. The Inter-Faith Office offers a variety of programs and opportunities for all students regardless of their religious affiliation. Services include individual spiritual guidance and direction, bereavement counseling, special occasion prayer services, retreats, and information on area houses of worship. Students seeking to establish a religious club or organization can contact the Interfaith Office for support and guidance.
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Interior Design Club:
The Interior Design Club enriches the classroom experience by broadening student’s knowledge through field trips, speakers, social events and networking. The club allows members to explore the field of interior design and architecture to educate and inspire future designs.
Through the Literacy Project volunteer/Work-study students partner with faculty, staff and the local community to provide tutoring for elementary age students. Tutoring currently takes place at the Cazenovia Public Library. In an effort to increase the reading proficiency among America’s youth, the major objective of the Project is to have all children reading well and independently by the end of the third grade.
Martial Arts Club:
The Martial Arts Club allows members the opportunity to learn, better understand and practice various forms of martial arts, leading to mental and physical conditioning.
Middle Eastern Dance and Fitness Club:
This group seeks to help members learn to accept their bodies, respect themselves, and build self-esteem from the sacred art of belly dancing.
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Outdoor Recreation Club:
The purpose of the Outdoor Recreation Club is to foster participation, cooperation, and interest among all students at Cazenovia college in basic camping and outdoor adventures such as white water rafting, rock climbing/repelling, horseback riding, kayaking, canoeing, and mountain biking.
Overseas Travel Club:
The Overseas Travel Club promotes and supports student travel and educational learning by providing planned group tours to countries overseas. The Club has traveled to London, Paris, Italy, and Ireland.
The purpose of the Paintball Club is to get students active and knowledgeable about the sport of paintball.
Paranormal Investigation Team:
The Paranormal Investigation Team is devoted to investigating “haunted” places and trying to find evidence of paranormal activities.
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The Psychology Club provides an opportunity for students who are interested in psychology to get together and participate in a variety of campus activities. The Psychology Club organizes Stress-Free Day every semester during the week before finals; this event provides free food, games, and fun to the entire campus. The Psychology Club also takes members to the Eastern Psychological Association conference each year. The club is open to all majors and is a great way to get involved on campus.
The Skiing/Snowboarding Club allows students to plan and participate in outdoor activities, such as skiing and snowboarding. The club arranges for transportation and discount passes to local resorts and plans at least one overnight trip each ski season.
Social Science Club:
The purpose of the Social Science Club is to provide students who have an interest in the social science with the ability to expand their horizons with students sharing similar interests. The groups sponsors speakers, attends lectures and participates in various field trips.
Society of Success & Leadership (Sigma Alpha Pi):
The mission of the Society of Success (Sigma Alpha Pi) is to help students create the lives they desire by helping them discover what they truly want to do, and giving them the support, motivation, and tools to achieve their goals. Members participate in monthly telecasts and success networking groups to assist students with developing goals and action steps.
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Spilled Ink is an annual art and literary magazine. It acts as a forum for the display of art and literacy talent found in the Cazenovia College student body.
Sports Management Club:
The Sports Management Club is dedicated to providing leadership opportunities for members and to foster learning experiences for potential managers in the sport industry.
Student Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC):
The purpose of SAAC is to provide a forum for student-athletes to promote communication between athletics administration and student-athletes. This Committee disseminates information, provides a mechanism for feedback and insight into athletic department issues creates a vehicle for student-athlete representation on campus-wide committees, and promotes a positive student-athlete image on campus.
The purpose of the Student Foundation is to educate the student body about the importance of charitable giving to the College, and the opportunities afforded to Cazenovia College students as a result of private and public donations.
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Student Government Association (SGA):
The Student Government Association exists to advocate for students’ needs and rights. The organization engages students intellectually, recreationally, culturally, and socially through club participation and by serving in student government positions. SGA allows students to participate actively in the formulation of the policies, rules and regulations of Cazenovia College; protects student’s rights; provide a unified student voice; create and maintain an environment where student needs are met; promote an informed and active student body; and determine and allocate/designate funds for recognized student clubs and organization.
Student Organization of Ethnic Diversity (SOED):
SOED is open to all students and focuses on educating the campus community about all types of culture through events and programming.
The Sustainability Club is devoted to initiating sustainability awareness practices among students through interactive activities and events.
Tabletop Gaming Club:
The purpose of this group is to provide a forum for students to gather and promote community while playing recreational games such as board games, card games, role-playing games and tabletop games.
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The Quad is a student-run newspaper designed to create space for discussion and debate on issues that are significant in our community. Students are responsible for all aspects of paper production including issue development, selection of articles, photographs and art, and paper design. The Quad is committed to accurate reporting and excellent writing in order to provide its readers with the information needed to become engaged citizens within their communities.
> Read The Quad online.
Up ‘til Dawn:
Up ‘til Dawn is a service learning, student-le, student-run philanthropic program hosted by more than 180 campuses nationwide. Up ‘til Dawn unites students, staff and their local communities with a goal to help the children of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Students who lead Up ‘til Dawn on their campuses educate the community about St. Jude while raising money through a variety of activities.
Visual Communications Club:
The Visual Communications club and its’ activities will bring students together to create opportunities for professional enhancement in advertising and design. It will: promote advertising and design at all levels of the Visual Communications Program at Cazenovia College; educate students on the latest trends in technology, creativity and marketing; honor advertising excellence by submitting to design competitions; and apply the communication skills of our students to help solve community concerns.
The Visual Rebellion Club focuses on the study of animation/comics/CGI for all who are considering embarking in the field.
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The mission of WITC is to provide a hands-on radio broadcasting experience to students. The staff of WITC operates all aspects of an FM radio station in accordance with the College’s mission and goals and the Federal Communications Commission regulations. WITC provides a wide range of leadership opportunities in a variety of areas, including music, budgeting, fundraising, promotions, management, and sports broadcasting.
YANA (You Are Not Alone):
YANA is an organization open to gay, lesbian and bisexual students, faculty/staff, and friends. The organization is designed to a) provide a forum for members to develop personal and social awareness in a confidential and supportive environment, and b) to promote multicultural awareness of gay, lesbian, and bisexual issues to the College community.
Yearbook (The Cazenovian):
The Cazenovian is the College’s yearbook. It strives to maintain proper journalistic guidelines to produce an accurate and quality book for the College community. It is entirely student run with the aid of a faculty/staff advisor. The Cazenovian offers work-study and volunteer positions in writing, design and photography. Students at-large are encouraged to participate by contributing to the yearbook.
Young Democrats Club:
The purpose of the Young Democrats Club is to stimulate student political thought and active interest in governmental affairs, to support and promote the ideals and principles of the Democratic Party of the US, and to foster a diversity of ideas on campus through debates, speakers, and social activities.
Young Republicans Club:
The purpose of the Young Republicans Club is to stimulate student political thought and active interest in governmental affairs, to support and promote the ideals and principles of the Republican Party of the US, and to foster a diversity of ideas on campus through debates, speakers, and social activities. Inactive 2011-2012.
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