Community College of Allegheny County (CCAC)

Community College of Allegheny County

Allegheny Campus Clubs and Organizations

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, gmiklusko@ccac.edu, 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.

List of Organizations

Clubs

Agapé Christian Ministry
Agapé promotes the well-being of the students by providing an opportunity to pursue answers to 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.
Contact: Andy and Michelle Park
(Email) parkam2@hotmail.com

Allegheny Campus Cyclists
The Allegheny Campus Cyclists assist Allegheny campus with becoming more accessible, healthy, safe and fun for all types of commuters.
Contact: Ron Hayes
(Office) West Hall, Student Life
(Email): rhayes@ccac.edu

Allegheny Campus Performance Club
The Allegheny Campus Performance Club encourages and promotes an interest in music as a medium for expression and creativity in students through support of campus community music programs and events.
Contact: Mark Domencic
(Office) 011 Byers Hall
(Phone) 412.237.4652
(Email) mdomencic@ccac.edu

American Sign Language (ASL)
The ASL teaches students about deaf culture, basic ASL, and fosters an environment where hearing impaired and non-hearing impaired people can communicate.
Contact: Mary Beth Doyle
(Office) 114 Library Building
(Phone) 412-237-4614
(Email) mdoyle@ccac.edu

Anime and Video Games Club
The Anime and Video Games Club is open to all CCAC students who have an interest in exploring some facets of Japanese pop culture, particularly through the mediums of Anime and video games.
Contact: Adam Davis
(Email) adavis@ccac.edu

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.
Contact: Kelly Gillespie
(Office) 107 VAC Building
(Phone) 412.237.2717
(Email) kgillespie@ccac.edu

Business Club
The purpose of the Business Club is to provide students with professional and technical opportunities. Members plan business related activities, and develop professional relationships with the local business environment through workshops, panel
discussions, management presentations, and networking.
Contact: Gerald Ferguson
(Email)
gferguson@ccac.edu

CCAC Allegheny Sustainability Club
The Sustainability Club promotes sustainable practices and awareness of sustainability issues on campus.
Contact: Jeffrey Langstraat
(Office) 238 Milton Hall
(Phone) 412-237-2638

CCAC Historians
CCAC Historians generate interests in regional areas of Pittsburgh and United States history.
Contact: Jacqueline Cavalier
(Office) 233 Milton Hall
(Phone) 412.237.2631

Child Development Club
The Child Development Club sponsors events that can be enjoyed by parents and children together. The club promotes programs and services offered by the Child Development Center and host an annual graduation ceremony for the children.
Contact: Carol Shaley
(Office) 014 Byers Hall
(Phone) 412.237.6513
(Email) cshaley@ccac.edu

Court Reporters
The Court Reporters focuses on the professional development of student court reporters. The club sponsors fundraising events to support their annual club banquet, acquisition of tapes, and other activities.
Contact: Mary Beth Johnson
(Office) 505 Milton Hall
(Phone) 412.237.2748
(Email) mjohnson@ccac.edu

Criminal Justice Club
The Criminal Justice Club is for students who have common
interest in criminal justice and criminology.Contact: Donald Mason
(Office) 101 Visual Arts Center
(Phone) 412-237-2637
(E-mail) dmason@ccac.edu

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. Membership is open to all students.
Contact: Evelyn Kitchens-Stephens
(Office) 110 SSC
(Phone) 412.237.2566
(Email) ekitchens-stephens@ccac.edu

Fellowship Club (Homewood-Brushton Center)
The club provides Christian students an opportunity to express themselves through fellowship with a group of believers.
Contact: Keith Ptomey
(Office) Homewood-Brushton Center
(Phone) 412.371.1600
(Email) kptomey@ccac.edu

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. G.S.A. provides a supportive environment for all students.
Contact: Tony Wieckowski
(Office) 115 SSC
(Phone) 412.237.2545
(Email) awieckowski@ccac.edu

Halftone
Halftone Seeks to encourage creativity and self-expression
specifically through the use of photography. This club will
organize and execute field trips and "pop-up "exhibitions at local businesses and public buildings. A secondary goal of halftone is to utilize fundraising profits and grants to create exhibits throughout Allegheny Campus.
Contact: Erin Crawley
(Office) 429 Milton Hall
(Phone) 412.237.2611
(E-mail) ecrawley@ccac.edu

Leadership Advocacy Club (Homewood-Brushton Center)
Leadership Advocacy supports the recruitment and retention of HB students and encourages their participation in higher education.
Contact: Keith Ptomey
(Office) Homewood-Brushton Center
(Phone) 412.371.1600
(Email) kptomey@ccac.edu

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, faith, spirituality, and teachings of the Church.
Contact: Gaina Miklusko
(Phone) 412.237.2625
(Email) gmiklusko@ccac.edu

Nu Delta Alpha: Honor Society for Dance (N.D.A.)
NDA is a national dance honor society for middle, high school, and college/university students. The society recognizes outstanding academic and artistic achievement, including performance, production, scholarship, technology, and community service.
Contact: Evelyn Kitchens-Stephens
(Office) 110 SSC
(Phone) 412.237.2566
(Email) ekitchens-stephens@ccac.edu

One Act Service Club
The One Act Service Club provides to all CCAC Allegheny
students the opportunity to reach personal goals, improve school spirit, and benefit the community through monthly service activities
Contact: Justin Busch
(Office) 123 Office of College Services
(Phone) 412.237.2240
(Email) jbusch@ccac.edu

Pittsburgh Activities Club (P.A.C.)
P.A.C. gives students who like to stay active a place to participate in and enjoy a wide variety of games and social activities.
Contact: Bobby Keslar
(Phone) 412.237.2503
(Email) rkeslar@ccac.edu

Pittsburgh Promise Club
The Pittsburgh Promise Club provides opportunities for students to support each other. Members will volunteer, and be a presence for Allegheny Campus, and take fieldtrips to four-year universities.
Contact: Darla Coleman
(Office) 404 Library Building
(Phone) 412.237.2760
(Email) dcoleman@ccac.edu

Political Science Club (Model UN)
The Political Science Club fosters student-faculty relationship while generating an interest in political science in academics.
Contact: David Manel
(Office) Milton Hall 242
(Phone) 412.237.2659
(Email) dmanel@ccac.edu

Science Club
Science Club offers interesting activities and trips for students who are looking to enrich their science experience. You don’t need to be a science major to join, but must be interested in attending meetings on a regular basis.
Contact: Sandy Callan
(Office) 424 KLI
(Phone) 412.237.2524
(Email) scallan@ccac.edu

Service Organization Uniting Leaders (S.O.U.L.)
The S.O.U.L. Club promotes sustainable development in a rural community through building revitalization projects.
Contact: Dr. Barbra Evans
(Office) South Campus, BBB 647
(Phone) 412.469.6227
(Email) bevans@ccac.edu

Student Advisory Council (Homewood-Brushton)
The Council works to develop a sound and progressive academic community. They represent Homewood-Brushton Center students to the collegiate and civic communities.
Contact: Keith Ptomey
(Office) Homewood-Brushton Center
(Phone) 412.371.1600
(Email) kptomey@ccac.edu

Student Nurses Association of Pennsylvania (S.N.A.P.)
SNAP helps increase student knowledge of the field of nursing by sponsoring on-campus speakers and field trips to hospitals and other health-related institutions. They sponsor the annual Nursing Pinning Ceremony each May.
Contact: Patricia Kowalski
(Office) 706 Milton Hall
(Phone) 412.237.2695
(Email) pkowalski@ccac.edu

Sushi Club
The Sushi Club promotes learning about the culture of sushi.
Contact: Ron Hayes
(Office) West Hall, Student Life
(Email) rhayes@ccac.edu

Travelers Club (Homewood-Brushton)
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.
Contact: Keith Ptomey
(Office) Homewood-Brushton Center
(Phone) 412.371.1600
(Email) kptomey@ccac.edu

Using Personal Potential Club (U.P.P.)
U.P.P. is designed for both able-bodied students and students with disabilities. By focusing on social interaction and developing organizational skills, members develop personally and professionally.
Contact: Mary Beth Doyle
(Office) 114 Library Building
(Phone) 412.237.4614
(Email) mdoyle@ccac.edu

Verve Club
The Verve Club allows students to explore entrepreneurial options.
Contact: Caroline Lee
(Office) 416 Milton
(Phone) 412.237.6516
(Email) clee@ccac.edu

Veterans Club
The Veterans Club ensures that veterans, active duty personnel, reservists and their families are receiving all benefits entitled to them. The club also promotes communication and interaction among veterans.
Contact: Cory Shay
(Office) 226 Milton
(Phone) 412.237.2554
(Email) cshay@ccac.edu

World Cultures Club
The World Cultures Club celebrates the presence of students from all nations. The club provides a social outlet for students, allowing them to be better integrated with the campus community.
Contact: Kristin Spiker
(Office) 120 SSC
(Phone) 412.237.4593
(Email) kspiker@ccac.edu) CCAC International Students
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Young Children and Youth Club
This club promotes the healthy development in children and youth through appropriate age related play and educational activities.
Contact: Richard Carney and Stephanie Goloway
(Office) 234 Milton
(Phone) 412.237.2639
(Email) rcarney@ccac.edu
           sgoloway@ccac.edu


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Organizations  

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.
Contact: Christine McQuaide
(Office) West Hall, Student Life
(Phone) 412.237.4632
(Email) cmcquaide2@ccac.edu

Ambassador Program
The Ambassador Program provides students with the opportunity to represent Student Life at new student orientations and inside of the classroom. Students will enhance their public speaking, event planning skills and leadership abilities. The organization provides opportunities for members to meet new students, faculty and staff.
Contact: Gaina Miklusko
(Office) West Hall, Student Life
(Phone) 412.237.6541
(Email) gmiklusko@ccac.edu

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.
Contact: Gaina Miklusko
(Office) West Hall, Student Life
(Phone) 412.237.6541
(Email) gmiklusko@ccac.edu

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. 
Contact: Vladimir St. Surin
(Office) West Hall, Student Life
(Phone) 412.237.2661
(Email) vstsurin@ccac.edu

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