Mount Wachusett Community College is committed to the philosophy that all individuals should be given an opportunity to develop their skills and knowledge, and to strengthen their awareness of their role and responsibility to society. Our student activities programs seek to create an environment that provides for the personal integration of educational, recreational, civic, and social experiences of all students. The college welcomes the opportunities presented by the cultural diversity of the student body and the varied interests of students. To that end, the student activities office strives to be responsive and satisfy the expressed interests of the student body by providing quality programming. Through involvement in the Student Government Association, or any number of clubs and organizations, you can develop your leadership abilities, gain new friendships, and gain awareness of your local and international community.
All MWCC student clubs are required to complete two community service projects each year. Time accrued supporting these projects and participating in club meetings and events can be counted toward your volunteerism transcript notation.
Anatomy and Physiology and Human Biology Club
The purpose of this club shall be to form a group of students with a common interest in the human body, its form and its function. The club will apply knowledge obtained in Anatomy and Physiology and Human Biology courses to deepen their understanding of how the body is made how it functions, to provide discovery of these sciences with information sharing, and to provide service to the student body and Mount Wachusett Community College.
The purpose of the Art Club is to stimulate interest in the visual arts within the school and community. Activities of the club in past years have included trips to various art museums in New England and New York.
The purpose of this organization will be to offer a meeting place for all Mount Wachusett Community College students enrolled in any of the communications majors or any student interested in communications as a hobby. It will allow all communication club members to network with each other and other organizations.
Computer Graphic Design Club
This group was formed in an attempt to increase awareness in communication technology of the future and to stimulate interest in graphic design within the College and the community.
Dental Hygienist Club
This group was formed to serve as the official association of the dental hygiene program students through which administration may communicate with the hygiene students as a body and also that the students may have a voice to the administration through such association, to promote the dental hygiene program at MWCC, and to bring about awareness of the program and participate in the college health program activities.
Early Childhood Education Club
The propose of this organization shall be to gather educators and future educators for increased understanding and open discussion of issues and trends that affect the early childhood education community. Furthermore, the organization will foster a collegial atmosphere among organization members and continue to enhance outreach to the children and families of the Garrison Center for Early Childhood Education.
ESL Club (English as Second Language)
The purpose of this organization will be to offer ESL students a place where they can connect with each other to practice their conversational skills in order to continue improving their English, and to participate in extracurricular activities.
The propose of this organization is to increase awareness to members through further participation of education outside the classroom, to stimulate interest in the greenhouse and the Natural Resource program within the college and to the community, and to promote and develop ideas for the interest and welfare of the greenhouse and Natural Resource curriculum at the College. Membership is open to all MWCC students, faculty and alumni.
Human Service Club
The purpose of this club shall be to form a group of students to search for and assess the needs of the community and to utilize the group’s potential as helping members of that society by extending the helping process to others. All members of MWCC and its faculty are welcome to participate in all aspects of the Human Service Club and become part of a helping resource in the College community.
Legal Studies Group
The purpose of the Legal Studies Group is to provide an avenue to advance the legal education of students; to provide a forum for legal ideas and discussion; and to provide an opportunity to observe legal procedures.
Math and Our Community Club
Math is a thing absolutely necessary in innumerable fields of study, professions, and every-day situations. Unfortunately, amongst many students, such a universal necessity has come to be seen as irrelevant, even useless.Math and Our Community will bring together both students who enjoy math and those who are skeptical of its application. It will, with the aid of several guest speakers, introduce to students real-world, current, and practical uses for mathematics—whether it be algebraic, statistic, calculus, or trigonometry-based. It will be a group of students who will help one another, who will learn together, and who will engage in mathematics not as a monotonous, academic ritual, but as a genuinely enjoyable practice, wherein the more realistic whole of a subject is discovered. Over time, Math and Our Community hopes to change the general perception students have of mathematics, and give insight to a subject that is commonly misregarded. Ultimately, this will improve the students’ understanding of mathematical concepts, and allow him/her to pursue any mathematical agendum without the discouragement and mental-blockade of a negative disposition.
Medical Assisting and Medical Office Club
The purpose of MAS & MOC shall be to create professional networks for its members within the medical field for employment or clinical internship purposes; offer its members opportunity for volunteer and community service activity; develop professional confidence and leadership skill for its members; and to provide its members a support system for academic study.
The purpose of this club will be to offer a place where students can express their personal beliefs and convictions to an intellectual forum of other students. This will be provided in a judgment free environment where members are encouraged to disagree, but not in a hostile manner.
Student Nurses Association (SNA)
The purpose of SNA will be to represent the majority of the nursing student body of Mount Wachusett Community College. SNA will explore professional growth and will promote mutual respect in collaboration between the different levels of nursing. SNA will serve as a channel for the exchange of ideas to promote holistic health and provide for both patient and student education.
CATS (Campus Activities Team for Students)
CATS develops, organizes, and implements programs which serve the cultural, educational, recreational, and social interests of the student body and the MWCC college community. Members participate in hands on planning and production for events such as the Fall Welcome Back Fest, Spring Fling, and the annual New York City Trip. Several members are selected to represent the club at the National Association of Student Activities conference.
The purpose of this organization shall be to showcase the literary talents of Mount Wachusett Community College students and alumni. This goal will be achieved through the publication of i magazine. All students of MWCC are eligible to join the organization’s staff.
This student newspaper, published monthly, is a public forum for all students at MWCC to discuss what is happening on campus. Students are invited to contribute articles, letters to the editor, photographs, cartoons and drawings. This is a student-run newspaper where students have a chance to express their views, develop professional portfolio’s through publication, and practice journalistic skills.
Student Government Association (SGA)
The Student Government Association is an elected group of students who represent students’ interests to the College’s administration. The SGA assists in planning campus programming and in allocating funding to the student clubs and organizations on campus. The requirements for eligibility to run for a SGA position include being in good academic standing (minimum 2 QPA), and being enrolled in a minimum of 6 credits. Elections for SGA positions are held in September and April. For a full description of the SGA, click on this link SGA By-Laws Amended September 24, 2015.
INTEREST & SOCIAL CLUBS
A Cappella Club
The purpose of the club will be to offer a new way for students to explore their musical talents and bring more music to Mount Wachusett Community College and the surrounding communities.
Active Minds Club
The purpose of the club is to provide behavioral health awareness while extinguishing anti stigma and discrimination for mental health issues, thereby producing a mentally healthy campus environment for everyone. As Voices for Change echoes, a “mentally healthy campus is defined as one in which every student is treated equally and where differences are treated with respect, compassion, dignity, and tolerance.” This will be achieved through planned activities, guest speakers, and group support.
The purpose of this club shall be to form a group of MWCC students who would support one another given their unique social, emotional and educational needs, as well as varying interests that exist. The group will facilitate the sharing of knowledge and promote positive changes on campus.
The purpose of this group shall be to act as a social and support network for Mount Wachusett Community College students, as well as to promote awareness and acceptance of varied sexual orientation prevalent in today’s society, through interaction and education.
The purpose of this group shall be to play bowling and have fun!
The purpose of this organization will be to provide cultural awareness to the school through the performance of classical music, focusing on Baroque and Romantic periods. The club will bring revenue into the school through such performances, and ultimately hopes to establish a conservatory level music major.
The purpose of this organization will be to provide the MWCC student body a venue for students who love to play chess, who are beginning chess players interested in learning more about the game, and for students who have never played chess but are interested to learn. The club will provide a relaxed, enjoyable environment where students can interact both socially and educationally as they partake in a variety of chess related activities.
The purpose of this organization will be to offer a place where Christian students can connect with other Christians and grow in their faith. Our organization will also equip students to communicate their faith to others.
The purpose of this club/organization is to ensure a safe atmosphere of which the student body can participate in a creative environment for the performing arts, specifically the discipline of Dance.
The International Club is a group whose goal is to learn about the many cultures represented at Mount Wachusett Community College. Members of the group are encouraged to share perspectives on their cultural experiences through informal discussion and presentations. Occasionally, guest speakers attend the weekly meetings, and during the semester members of the group organize events on campus that provide opportunities to inform the campus at large about ethnic and cultural diversity. The Club members also look forward to planning educational trips in the near future to culturally-rich locations such as Montreal, Canada and/or New York City. All students who are interested are welcome to join us at our meetings.
Mountaineers Hiking and Recreation Club
The purpose of this organization will be to offer students a way to make new friends, while relieving stress, anxiety, and exercising in nature.
Musicians at the Mount
The purpose of the club shall be to bring together the diverse community of musicians that attend MWCC while organizing music related events such as open mic nights, coffee houses, and a battle of the bands. We will also consider the possibilities of activities collaborating with other departments or clubs as opportunities present themselves.
Non-Traditional Student Association
The Non-Traditional Student Association purpose is to meet the needs of returning students within a social context. Mature students have a unique perspective and varying interests within the traditional academic environment. They also attempt to effect learning about group support and the importance of social interaction within the scope of a college education. MARC plans many trips and social events.
The purpose of this organization will be to offer students a place where they can celebrate and appreciate Asian culture and learn about Asian food, games, music, clothing, traditions, language, art, and animation (anime).
The purpose of this club is to bring students together and bring out creativity and imagination. Also to entertain the student body with our creativity.
The purpose of this club shall be to form a group of students with a common interest in the general welfare of Mount Wachusett Community College with a special emphasis on students that are veterans and veterans in the surrounding communities.
Alpha Beta Gamma
To be eligible for membership in Alpha Beta Gamma International Business Honor Society, a student must: be enrolled in a business curriculum in a junior, community, or technical college, or a two-year accredited program within in a college or university; have completed 15 credit hours with at least 12 hours of his/her work taken in courses leading to a degree recognized by his/her institution; and must have demonstrated academic excellence by attaining a 3.0 GPA or its equivalent in business courses as well as well as a 3.0 overall average.
Phi Theta Kappa International Honor Society
Membership in Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society guarantees you access to benefits that will recognize your outstanding academic accomplishments and provide you with the competitive edge that helps ensure future success. These benefits are unmatched by any other collegiate honor society. For example, members have access to over $37 million in scholarships set aside for members only. The guidelines that dictate eligibility for Phi Theta Kappa are derived from both the international membership guidelines and those set forth for the Phi Delta chapter at MWCC. The guidelines have been established to be inclusive while simultaneously maintaining the significant distinction of being recognized for academic honors through this international honor society. The guidelines include the following: Minimum cumulative QPA of a 3.3 in coursework completed in residency at MWCC. Minimum of 12 credits earned (completed) in residency. Full and part-time students as well as continuing education students are eligible for membership under these guidelines. Non-graded course work (pass/fail) and foundation courses are excluded from this evaluation. Currently, students are selected for this recognition during the months of October and March. Students who meet these requirements and indicate their interest in membership to the Phi Theta Kappa advisor by the designated deadline will be recognized at commencement ceremonies and at the annual awards ceremony. Phi Theta Kappa is the largest honor society in American higher education with more than 2.5 million members and 1,275 chapters located in 50 United States, U.S. Territories, Canada, Germany, Peru, the British Virgin Islands, the Republic of Palau, the Federated States of Micronesia, the Republic of the Marshall Islands and the United Arab Emirates. In 1929, the American Association of Community Colleges recognized Phi Theta Kappa as the official honor society for two-year colleges.
*Membership in any of the clubs and organizations listed on this page is open to the entire student body of Mount Wachusett Community College, unless otherwise noted. New clubs and organizations are formed each year in response to student needs and interest. If you are interested in joining one of these groups, or in organizing a new student club or organization, stop by the student life office, room 151.
**If you have a disability and may require accommodations in order to participate fully in program activities, please contact the Associate Dean of Students to discuss your specific needs.