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An important part of college life is the personal enrichment students gain outside the classroom through student activities. Getting involved in campus activities gives students many educational experiences, leadership opportunities and the chance to interact with other students and faculty/staff members in an informal setting.
Organizations serve all members of the campus community. Forty clubs offer students the opportunity to explore special interests. Many of these clubs are directly affiliated with fields of study and augment classroom experiences.
In addition, art exhibits, dance productions, dramatic presentations, musical productions, and performances by guest artists are sponsored throughout the year. Music organizations include the college chorus, jazz band, symphonic band, dance ensemble, and stage band. The Community Band is open to all residents who are experienced instrumentalists.
Student Activities staff members assist students with all aspects of planning and implementing programs. Clubs and organizations operate in conjunction with the Student Activities office and a club advisor.
Formation of Clubs
If you are looking for an activity or club and you don't see it here, Mercer welcomes the opportunity to start new clubs. To charter a club, you need a membership list of at least 10 students, a faculty advisor and a constitution. Student Government Association (SGA) and Student Activities staff members will help prepare the constitution. Once these requirements are met, the SGA will vote to charter the club at its next scheduled meeting.
For information about joining any of these clubs or starting a new club:
West Windsor Campus
e-mail or call the Student Activities office at (609) 570-3435
James Kerney Campus
e-mail or call Enrollment and Student Services at (609) 570-3139
Student Government Association (SGA) is the student governing body for all enrolled students. As an elected member, a student has the opportunity to apply leadership skills and to work on programs and activities that contribute to college life. The SGA is responsible for forming clubs and regulating their funding. SGA members play an important role in college-wide governance as members of college standing committees, including the College-Wide Forum, Student Life, and Curriculum committees. [website]
Student Activities Boards (SAB) at both the West Windsor and Trenton campuses plan and implement programs of social, cultural, recreational, and educational interest. The SAB strives to create a sense of community on each campus.
Publications and Radio
The College Voice, the official student newspaper, publishes periodically during the Fall and Spring semesters. Involvement provides students with experience in all aspects of journalism including interviewing, reporting, writing, editing, layout, and photography.
Drumbeat, a culturally focused publication, shares articles and ideas from the perspectives of Latino, African American, Native American, and Caribbean students.
Open, a literary and photographic journal, annually publishes student essays, poetry, short stories, artwork, and photography.
Viking 89, the college's all-student radio station, broadcasts from the West Windsor campus Student Center. Providing daily musical entertainment and announcements during Fall and Spring semesters at 89.1 FM (HD-3), the station offers hands-on experience in radio production and announcing.
The college supports a variety of student clubs. Many are organized around a specific program of study;
others are service or social clubs which allow members to take part in programs and activities with other
students who share similar interests. All clubs give members the opportunity to get to know other students.
New clubs form regularly, based on current student interests.
African American Student Organization (AASO) increases the awareness of African American culture, and plans activities that encourage social interaction and cultural exchange.
Alpha Mu Gamma recognizes achievement in the foreign languages and promotes their study through workshops, lectures, films, and other activities.
American Sign Language Club allows ASL students and other ASL using persons to practice known signing skills together and with other members of our Deaf community in order to further knowledge of the language and culture.
Architecture Club develops an understanding of and appreciation for the objectives of the American Institute of Architects, and offers networking opportunities for student architects and practitioners.
Art Club broadens knowledge and appreciation of art through idea sharing, special workshops, presentations, and speakers. Each year, the club takes several bus trips to major museums.
Business (Phi Beta Lambda), a national vocational organization, provides opportunities for students to learn about all aspects of business through case studies and hands-on activities.
Cheer Dance Team enlivens the atmosphere at MCCC sports events and student pep rallies, supports the college athletic teams, and promotes school spirit. Tryouts are held each fall.
Criminal Justice Club plans activities related to the college's Criminal Justice program, with opportunities to discuss issues pertinent to the field. Law enforcement agencies provide networking opportunities and career information. [website]
Drama/Theatre Club promotes theatre education and self-expression involving poetry, spoken word and theatre arts, and offers opportunities to enhance theatrical skills through performance.
Education (Kappa Delta Pi)
Funeral Service (Sigma Phi Sigma) supports students of the college's Funeral Service program and facilitates communication between the college and the funeral service community.
Future Teachers Club gives members the opportunity to explore the education field through workshops, conferences, and guest speakers.
Global Trade and Finance offers a forum for all business majors to discuss financial and international events.
Go Green provides a forum where students can learn about green initiatives, sustainability, and eco-friendly behaviors to help them raise their awareness and impact their environment.
Graphic Design Club provides an informal environment where students discuss developments, issues, and achievements in the professional graphics field.
Hospitality Club fosters the opportunity to learn about the hospitality industry through events, contacts, and speakers as well as visits to the area's best restaurants and hotels. It also caters numerous college functions each year. [website]
Inter-Varsity Christian Fellowship, a Christ-centered community of students, invites people to encounter faith, encourages spiritual learning and growth, and equips students for success.
International Student Organization (ISO) provides a social focus for international students attending MCCC. Through a variety of programs and activities, students from all over the world share their cultures and contribute to the college's rich diversity. [website]
IT Networking and Cyber Security Group promotes learning in areas related to computer networking technology and encourages the development of career skills, interdisciplinary learning, and cultural exchange.
Latino Student Organization promotes the experience of Latin culture through social and cultural events including guest speakers, dances, and trips.
LGBTF (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgendered, Friends) lends support to the gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgendered community including friends and families, and offers a safe place for students to meet, voice concerns, and educate others.
Math Club unites students under the common interest of mathematics. web site
MCTV (NextGenTV) provides practical experience for students interested in television production, to develop creativity and improve skills through project participation participation with MCTV on the college’s local television network.
Muslim Student Association cultivates brother/sisterhood among Muslim students at MCCC. A safe place where students can come with any issues -- open to non-Muslims as well, in an attempt to reduce "Islam phobia."
New Jersey STARS unites members to develop a network of peers, gain awareness of available academic and support services, and prepare for careers.
PASS (Programs for Academic Services and Success) plans social and educational activities to support the college's Educational Opportunity Fund program. Workshop topics include parenting, conflict resolution, and diversity.
Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) is the local chapter of the national two-year college honor society that recognizes and encourages outstanding scholarship. Mercer's award-winning chapter gives back to the community through a variety of service projects. [website]
Philosophy Club members explore various aspects of philosophy through discussions, film viewings, and other activities.
Physical Therapist Assistant
Physics Club promotes understanding of the Grand Unified Theory of classical physics.
Psychology (Psi Beta)
Student Nurses Association promotes the development of nursing students, for them to become responsible and accountable leaders and members of the profession.
Volleyball Club organizes games, facilitates training and competitive opportunities, and promotes volleyball knowledge and skills, physical fitness, leadership, and teamwork among members.
Weightlifting Club promotes health and wellness through alternative training methods, and educates on lifting techniques.
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