The Office of Student Life offers a variety of student clubs and organizations. There is something for every interest and thousands of students take advantage of our services each year! Involvement in a club can enhance your academic life and is the perfect way to make friends with similar interests. You will learn about budgeting, organization, planning and competition while having fun! Visit the Allegheny Campus Events page for a listing of club meeting times. For more information about the clubs and organizations listed below, contact Gaina Miklusko at Office of Student Life, email@example.com, 412.237.6541.
Are you interested in starting a new club? Complete an Application for Recognition for new clubs and organizations and return it to the Office of Student Life located in the Cougars’ Den in the lower level of West Hall.
Agape Christian Ministry–Agape Christian Ministry seeks to promote the well being of the student body at CCAC by providing an opportunity for students to pursue answers to their spiritual questions and learn about the Christian faith. It seeks to add to the quality of student life through organized social events and serve the local community.
Anime and Video Games Club–The Anime and Video Games Club is open to all CCAC students who have an interest to explore some facets of Japanese pop culture, particularly through the mediums of Anime and video games. Activities run from watching Anime movies, playing video games, to holding tournaments.
Art Association Club–The Art Club was formed to host Art Shows to display the best student and faculty art. Art Club students may also participate in fundraisers, gallery visits, workshops and student meetings.
Black League of African-American Culture (B.L.A.C.)–The B.L.A.C. is designed to provide students with the opportunity to develop leadership skills and team work. This is done as they highlight their culture and celebrate their identity. The club is committed to helping others and embracing differences.
Biotech Club–The purpose of the club is to enrich the academic and social experience of the biotech students by expanding the student’s experience through field trips, experiments, meetings, investigations and discussions concerning biotech careers and biotech industry.
Business Club–The purpose of the Business Club is to provide students with professional and technical opportunities, business related activities and professional relationships with the local business environment through workshops, panel discussions, tours, management presentations and networking. The club will introduce students to various business professions available in today’s market.
Chabad of CCAC–The Chabad of CCAC was established to offer a wide variety of cultural, social and religious activities to strengthen Jewish identity.
Child Development Club–With special child-centered activities and field trips, the Child Development Club sponsors events that can be enjoyed by parents and children together. The club promotes programs and services offered by the Allegheny Campus Child Development Center in Byers Hall and host an annual graduation ceremony for the children.
Court Reporters Organization–The Court Reporters Organization is a student-oriented club focusing on the professional development of student court reporters. The club sponsors fund-raising events to support their annual club banquet, acquisition of tapes for the library and other student directed activities.
CrossSeekers–CrossSeekers is a Christian group that encourages students to seek a deeper, more personal connection with Jesus Christ. Members strive to make His love and mercy known through their actions and speech.
Dance Club–The Dance Club was established to promote and expand the interest in dancing as a medium of expression, creativity, body movement and art through participation and performances by the club. Membership is open to all students of the college who through individual interest request their names be added to the membership role.
Gay-Straight Alliance (G.S.A.)–The Gay-Straight Alliance is a group of gay and straight students committed to building a bridge of understanding about gay, lesbian and bisexual concerns at CCAC. G.S.A. provides a supportive environment for students facing the challenge of living an alternative lifestyle and an understanding forum for heterosexual students with gay and lesbian loved ones.
Global Issues Forum–The purpose of this organization is to generate interest in global issues and to make globalization awareness a knowledge source. Additionally, the club shall foster student-faculty relationships, have a positive impact on the local community and provide a forum for global issues and debate.
Homewood-Brushton Center Travelers Club–With trips to other states and countries, the Travelers Club offers students the opportunity to explore metropolitan areas outside of Pittsburgh. The club takes several day and extended trips each semester, encourages students to draw natural comparisons and make informed decisions about the places in which we live.
Leadership Advocacy Club (Homewood-Brushton Center)–The Leadership Advocacy Club serves as a bridge between traditional and nontraditional students at the CCAC Homewood-Brushton Center. The group supports the recruitment and retention of HB students and encourages them to renew dedication and participation in higher education to benefit students.
Massage Therapy Club–The Massage Therapy Club provides therapeutic char massage treatments to Allegheny students, staff and faculty who may need stress relief. The club also provides char massages to business, hospitals, charitable foundations and other service providers in our community who may not otherwise have access to this most beneficial therapy. The services are free of charge as a way of introducing the community to this relaxing treatment.
Newman Club–The Newman Club provides Roman Catholic students with ways to learn and grow in their appreciation and practice of the faith in their lives. This group meets weekly to discuss and share issues arising from day to day life, the Bible, the faith, spirituality and the teachings of the Church. These informal meetings will help students to recognize God’s deep and loving presence during their busy lives.
Pittsburgh Promise Club (PPC)–The Pittsburgh Promise Club (PPC) provides opportunities for students to support each other, volunteer and be a presence on campus for special events and host enrichment activities such as campus visits to four-year universities. The PPC is open to all students.
Science Club–Science Club offers interesting activities and trips for students who are looking to enrich their science experience. You need not be a science major to join, but must be interested in attending meetings on a regular basis.
Society for Creative Musicians–The Society for Creative Musicians encourages and promotes an interest in music as a medium of expression and creativity in student, campus and community life through support of campus and community music programs and events. It seeks to find ways in which student opportunities for musical expression may be enhanced.
Student Advisory Council (Homewood-Brushton Center)–The Student Advisory Council promotes freedom of expression, works to develop a sound and progressive academic community and represents Homewood-Brushton Center students to the collegiate and civic communities.
Student Nurses Association of Pennsylvania (SNAP)–SNAP helps increase student knowledge of the field of nursing by sponsoring on-campus speakers, films and field trips to hospitals and other health-related institutions. The group encourages unity and the exchange of ideas among student nurses. SNAP hosts several fund-raising events each semester and sponsors the annual Nurses Pinning Ceremony each May.
Using Personal Potential Club (U.P.P.)–U.P.P. is designed for both able-bodied students and students with disabilities. Its objective is to become an integral part of the campus community by educating faculty, staff and students on the needs, desires and skills of those with disabilities. By focusing on social interaction and developing organizational skills, members will develop personally and professionally. U.P.P. provides a vehicle for group sharing, support and recognition. Members also give back to the college and community by holding a series of fundraising events and by donating these funds to charity.
Veterans Club–The Veterans Club first and foremost ensure the veterans, active duty personnel, reservists and their families are receiving all benefits entitled to them. The club also promotes communication and interaction among veterans in order to promote veteran helping veterans. Lastly, the club provides fellowship of like-minded individuals in order to create a network of students, faculty and successful alumni in order to provide professional and leadership development.
World Cultures Club–The Cultures of the World Club celebrates the presence of students from all nations. The club provides a social outlet for students whose origins are outside the USA, seeking to give them a warm welcome and allowing them to become better integrated with the rest of the campus community. Through social, educational and club related activities, members share their unique cultural experiences as they ease into US culture. Students from all nations, including the USA, are welcome.
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Allegheny View–Student Newspaper–The Allegheny View is a monthly publication of campus news including club events, entertainment, sports, photography and student perspectives. The View student staff may meet on a regular basis or students may work independently by submitting articles via email. Students have the opportunity to perform all aspects of the publication: editing, desktop graphic design and distribution. No previous experience is required.
Christine McQuaide: (Office) West Hall, Student Life, (Phone) 412.237.4632, (Email) firstname.lastname@example.org.
Campus Activities Board (CAB)–The CAB is a board of cultural and personal development providing programming which supports the CCAC mission and academic process. CAB programming includes sponsoring speakers, bands, educational trips and other cultural events. The board is comprised of students, administrators, faculty and staff. Student members are always welcome to join.
Gaina Miklusko: (Office) West Hall, Student Life, (Phone) 412.237.6541, (Email) email@example.com
Phi Theta Kappa–Alpha Mu Theta Chapter–Alpha Mu Theta is the CCAC Allegheny Campus chapter of Phi Theta Kappa, the International Honor Society of the Two-Year College. The purpose is to recognize and encourage scholarship. To achieve this purpose, the society provides opportunities for the development of leadership and service, an intellectual climate for exchange of ideas and ideals, lively fellowship for scholars and stimulation of interest in continuing academic excellence. Membership is by invitation. Gaina Miklusko: (Office) West Hall, Student Life, (Phone) 412.237.6541, (Email) firstname.lastname@example.org.
Student Government–Student Government acts on behalf of the students and promotes freedom of expression, develops a sound progressive academic community and represents the Allegheny Campus students to the collegiate and civic communities. Student Government Senators are elected representatives of the student body and their biweekly meetings are open to all students to voice their opinions on current issues. Elections are held at the beginning of the fall term.
Vladimir St. Surin: (Office) West Hall, Student Life, (Phone) 412.237.2661, (Email) email@example.com