Participation in student groups at GCC is a great way to explore campus, meet new people, discover new interests, and learn more about yourself and the world around you.
Types of Student Groups
A Student Group is defined as a Student Government Association (SGA) recognized group of students at Genesee Community College that collaborate to celebrate a common interest as well as adhere to all requirements as outlined but the SGA. All Student Groups should be committed to upholding the mission of GCC by recognizing and valuing our common humanity as well as the richness of our diversity.
Interest Group – A group of students that is working with the SEI Office to fulfill all requirements of seeking recognition by the Student Government Association.
Club– Student Group that has been officially chartered and recognized by the Student Government Association and abides by all of the requirements of such a group.
Student Organization – A student operated entity of an office or division of GCC that performs a function of said area and exists only if the office or division exists (i.e. Campus Activity Board, Forum Players). Student Organizations are funded and operated based on the requirements of such a group.
Honor Society – A grouping of students by local or national affiliation that requires a minimum GPA for membership and/or enrollment in a specific curricula (i.e. Phi Theta Kappa, Alpha Delta Nu Nursing Honor Society ).
Choose from 25+ Student Groups
This club is for super nerds to get together, have your own little space, play wonderful games, and dress up. It is also to stretch the imagination of each player and provide an inclusive and welcoming space for people to embrace their inner nerd. Members will be introduced to roleplay, tabletop board games, LARP, and cosplay. This club will foster an appreciation for the whole nerd experience.
Advisor: Krystal Forsyth
Established to promote the professional position and interests of Phys. Ed. Students, Sports Management students, Fit and Rec Management Students; and to explore options related to further education and career opportunities in the physical educational field.
Advisor: Laura Taylor
Behind The Runway members have a passion for fashion and encourage expression through fashion. Our active, driven, diverse club holds workshops, hosts speakers and plans events. The club promotes GCC through our student designed GCC plaid merchandise. We’re a tight-knit club that travels to enhance our understanding of global fashion and explore opportunities. GCC’s annual fashion show is supported by Behind the Runway; our efforts help create a successful and entertaining evening.
Advisors: Bret Rehwaldt
Campus One80 is a Christian student group that exists to connect students with each other and with God. We are committed to creating a community where all students feel welcome and supported. We believe that through our relationships with each other, we will make a positive impact on Genesee Community College and on the world. The purpose of this ministry is to create a place of belonging for students as well as a place where they can learn and grow in their relationship with God.
Advisors: James Bucki
From video games to career shadowing, the Computer Repair Club at Genesee Community College gives students a hands-on opportunity to share their interest in technology with fellow students, faculty and community members. The Computer Repair Clinics for faculty, staff and students. All levels of skill and interest welcome.
Advisor: Shawn Adamson
Highlights the creativity that exists at GCC. Students work to explore their imaginations and utilize writing as a form of expression.
Advisor: Karen Wicka
The Criminal Justice Club is open to all students interested in Criminal Justice or just interested in making new friends. Club members will engage in activities throughout the semester to encourage students to support and socialize with each other, share their interests in Criminal Justice and collaborate on planning and organizing events.
Advisors: Christine Belongia
This club encourages and provides peer interaction, career preparation, and leadership opportunities to future educators.
The GCC eSports Club is open to all GCC students with an interest in video games. Whether they wish to play competitively or casually, students belonging to the club enter into a supportive community of gamers with a shared passion for all things video games.
Students are connected to each other through a shared Discord server, which allows them to share their experiences, organize tournaments and other events, or find teammates to play with or against online. Members of the club also enjoy access to school-provided resources, allowing them to play on-campus throughout the day.
Whether video games are your hobby, your passion, or even a future career, the GCC eSports club is for you.
Advisor: Barry Chow
Film Club welcomes all students to participate; for communications students, they will have the opportunity to practice what they learn from production classes, for others, they can be involved in digital film making as producers, writers, actors and more.
Advisor: Brodie McPherson
The theatrical organization of GCC. Students have an opportunity to experience acting and producing in a dramatic setting. Forum players produce several shows a year. Students can also compete at the American College Theatre Festival, and go on professional auditions.
Advisor: Tara Freitag
Promotes and upholds school spirit through performances at college and community events. Develops a sense of good sportsmanship, provides entertainment, supports athletic teams, and develops a positive relationship within the college community.
Advisors: Jenny Weatherall
Assists GCC’s international students in making the transition into a new environment but is open for anyone to join! The group promotes cultural awareness, while serving as a support network for the educational and social development of foreign students.
Advisor: Kelly Starchok
The NSLS is an organization that provides a life-changing leadership program that helps students achieve personal growth, career success, and empowers them to have a positive impact in their communities. To be eligible for our chapter, students must have 6 hours of Genesee Community College credit, an overall 2.5 GPA and complete the Foundations of Leadership to be inducted.
Advisors: Crista Boldt
The purpose of the organization is to promote interest in Native American and contemporary issues relating to the indigenous people of the western hemisphere while enhancing a sense of belonging and community for Native American students at Genesee Community College.
Advisor: Nichola Lerczak
Neopaganism and Witchcraft club provides students interested in alternative spirituality with a place to share information and ideas. We provide support in the form of educational workshops, seasonal celebrations and discussions. Neopaganism and Witchcraft club also exists to spread awareness to the larger student body about non-mainstream religious paths, such as Paganism/Wicca/Buddhism and others.
Advisor: Lauren Bartus
The Nurses’ Club is committed to encouraging collaboration among students interested in the field of nursing. The club also facilitates networking and exemplifies leadership through health promotion activities in the community setting, both on campus and on a broader level. It enables the empowerment of the students to support one another as they navigate through the program and transition into professional registered nurses.
Phi Theta Kappa is the international honor society for students in 2 year colleges world-wide. The society promotes and provides academic excellence, leadership opportunities, service projects and fellowship amongst members. To be eligible for our chapter, Alpha Iota Upsilon, students must have 12 hours of Genesee Community College credit, an overall 3.6 GPA to be inducted, and a 3.3 GPA to maintain membership.
Advisor: Christopher Caputi
Promotes awareness of Physical Therapy throughout the campus community. The club provides programs and events to enhance the knowledge and self-confidence among constituents.
Advisors: Maureen Welch
Established to support the activities that are of interest to the current Respiratory Care students or those interested in the field. The club works to raise the awareness of respiratory health throughout the community.
Advisors: Madeline Reichler
The mission of the SAGA is to support the building of community here at GCC by supplying academic, social, and advocacy opportunities. Our goal is to create a community celebrating the accomplishments of LGBTQ+ students and to partner with other clubs, faculty and administration to enrich the academic experience of all students.
The club is open to all students without regard to sexual orientation or gender identity and we welcome everyone to bring their own unique selves to our community. Please consider attending one of our bi-weekly meetings or keep your eyes open for one of our sponsored events.
Advisors: Barry Chow
The purpose of this club is to provide opportunities to members to ski and snowboard while providing opportunities for developing friendships and camaraderie.
Advisors: Kelly Starchok
SGA serves as representation for all GCC students and their collective interests. SGA promotes the cultural, educational and social needs of the campus community. This governing body takes responsibility in the decision-making process of the College.
Advisors: Barry Chow
This organization is designed to provide friendship and camaraderie among its members. The club also provides a place to talk to other veterans of the same generation and help ease the stress military life created.
Advisor: Cindy Hagelberger
All students are welcome (ACE, Campus Center and online students too!) to join the staff of the New Courier Student Newspaper. Keep up to date on the news here at Genesee Community College throughout the year. The link to the online paper is www.gccnewcourier.com . A print issue comes out at the end of the spring semester.
Advisor: Barry Chow
TV Club produces various productions in and out of our High Definition (HD) Digital TV studio, we need talents, producers, hosts, guests, and your ideas. Join us and you might become the next internet sensation; or if you prefer, working behind the scene with our Communications student crew.
Advisors: Stephanie Ortel
Established to advance and improve the expertise of the veterinary technician. To further create and maintain a professional image of the profession and to promote the interest of veterinary technicians through the legislature.
Advisor: Steve Petty
WGCC’s radio station, exclusively run by students at GCC. Students get hands-on experience in broadcasting, as the management, DJs, and promotions staff.
WGCC carries a wide variety of music programming, talk shows, and GCC sports. It also hosts many activities and events on campus.