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Clubs and Organizations
Get involved at ACC by joining an organization or club (or start your own). Whether you're involved in a student club or organization like: Student Government, Phi Theta Kappa, or the National Society of Leadership Success, you are creating opportunities for yourself to:
- Get to know your fellow students and instructors
- Add to your resume
- Develop leadership skills
- Discover something new
- Enhance your marketability
- Expand your learning
- Experience new sports and activities
- Improve your organizational skills
- Make new friends
- Promote a cause
ACC Officially Recognized Clubs
For information about starting a new student club or organization, stop by the Student Life Office - M2820.
We bring people together to view the night sky through a telescope and learn about the Universe.
Advisor: Jennifer Jones – jennifer [dot] jones [at] arapahoe [dot] edu
We promote individuality through the clay medium and promote general interest and stimulate a desire for excellence in clay work.
Advisor: Katie Caron - katie [dot] caron [at] arapahoe [dot] edu
We aim to learn how to more effectively communicate on personal, professional, and intercultural levels, in various mediums, and positively affect the ACC community.
Advisor: Terri Scrima - terri [dot] scrima [at] arapahoe [dot] edu
Concurrent Enrollment Club
The Concurrent Enrollment Club is designed to connect and support concurrent enrollment students at ACC.
Advisor: Jenny Lammers - jennifer [dot] lammers [at] arapahoe [dot] edu
Creative Writing Club
We associate ourselves to promote access to creative writing events and activities.
Advisor: Jamey Trotter - jamey [dot] trotter [at] arapahoe [dot] edu
We meet consistently to study the Bible and foster a Christian community at ACC.
Advisor: Jason Schlueter - jason [dot] schlueter [at] arapahoe [dot] edu
Cyber Security Club
We develop the minds and skills of the students pursuing careers in the work of cybersecurity by giving them the ability to gain meaningful occupation experience through local, regional and national competitions.
Advisor: Nina Amey - nina [dot] amey [at] arapahoe [dot] edu
We participate in a fun environment where different dance styles from various cultures are explored.
Advisor: Debra Goldberg – debra [dot] goldberg [at] arapahoe [dot] edu
Early Childhood Development Club
With a community of peers, we share thoughts and ideas around the Early Childhood profession.
Advisor: Kathy Sutherland - kathleen [dot] sutherland [at] arapahoe [dot] edu
We promote disability awareness to educate the campus community.
Advisor: Jen Dena - jennifer [dot] dena [at] arapahoe [dot] edu
Emergency Medical Services Club
We associate ourselves to benefit students and the public, regardless of skill level, through education with professional insight of world-wide emergency medicine.
Advisor: Travis Smith - travis [dot] smith [at] arapahoe [dot] edu
We bring people together who are interested in playing board games of all kinds.
Advisor: Bill Berech - william [dot] berech [at] arapahoe [dot] edu
Gay and Ready to Slay
We bring members of the LGTBQ and allies together in a safe place and talk about the issues.
Advisor: Sarah Lindahl - sarah [dot] lindahl [at] arapahoe [dot] edu
The History Club bringstogether history enthusiasts from across the campus community to pursue activities reflecting our common interest. The club is also a location for history and other majors to network with their peers and professors. Finally, the History Club is committed to working on projects in the community that further historical or cultural study.
Advisor: Elijah Dicks - elijah [dot] dicks [at] arapahoe [dot] edu
Interior Design Club
We enhance design skills and empower students in their design career.
Advisor: Anita LoDico - anita [dot] lodico [at] arapahoe [dot] edu
We help students enrich their knowledge and appreciation of the Japanese language and culture.
Advisor: Mayumi Yotsumoto - mayumi [dot] yotsumoto [at] arapahoe [dot] edu
We provide workshops and opportunities to students who are interested in developing and improving their jewelry making techniques.
Advisor: Amy Bailey - amy [dot] bailey [at] arapahoe [dot] edu
We bring together students with diverse fabrication skill sets to learn, share knowledge and tackle more complex projects than would be able to be done by a single person.
Advisor: Robert Turek - robert [dot] turek [at] arapahoe [dot] edu
We teach students how to maintain and build a race car as well as well as how to properly maintain their personal vehicles.
Advisor: David Botarelli - david [dot] botarelli [at] arapahoe [dot] edu
Multimedia Graphic Design Club (MGD)
We promote and attend multimedia graphic design events.
Advisor: Jeff Petersen - jeff [dot] petersen [at] arapahoe [dot] edu
National Society of Leadership and Success (NSLS)
The National Society of Leadership and Success (NSLS) is an honors society with a mission to “Build Leaders to Make a Better World.” In pursuit of this mission, membership provides students with opportunities to connect with other student leaders, pursue helpful goals, and develop their leadership skills, which can help them succeed in their personal life and professional career. The Greek letters of our society, Sigma Alpha Pi, represent the success, action, and purpose of our membership.
Students are invited to our chapter on the basis of achieving a minimum GPA of a 2.5, along with the completion of a minimum of 3 credit hours. Once invited, students are asked to pay a one-time, lifetime fee of $95 to join. This fee helps support local chapter events and the needs of the national office, which allows the society to provide fantastic resources to members such as scholarship opportunities and more. Find out more at www.nsls.org or contact one of our Advisors.
Members with above a 2.5 GPA are invited to participate in this national leadership society. Our members follow a step-by-step program to build their leadership skills.
Advisors: Dan Balski - dan [dot] balski [at] arapahoe [dot] edu and Jo Ann Beine - joann [dot] beine [at] arapahoe [dot] edu
Taking full advantage of all that the Colorado wilderness has to offer, the ACC Outdoors Club engages in a variety of outdoor activities. We camp, hike, rock climb, bike, paddle, etc. The club is open to all skill levels of activeness.
Advisor: Eddie Miller - herbert [dot] miller [at] arapahoe [dot] edu
We promote awareness of the paralegal profession and changes in the legal workplace. Our club fosters a community service culture and assists in creating ties between the program and the legal community.
Advisor: Celeste Carpenter - celeste [dot] carpenter [at] arapahoe [dot] edu and Richard Corbetta - richard [dot] corbetta [at] arapahoe [dot] edu
We are a revolutionary organization to develop the minds of individuals, enhance their philosophical skills, and empower them to embrace critical thinking.
Advisor: David Sakris - david [dot] sakris [at] arapahoe [dot] edu
Phi Theta Kappa (PTK)
Phi Theta Kappa is the International Honor Society for two-year Colleges
The mission of Phi Theta Kappa is to recognize academic achievement of college students and to provide opportunities for them to grow as scholars and leaders. Phi Theta Kappa makes this happen for millions of college students through the hallmarks of Scholarship, Fellowship, Leadership and Service.
Phi Theta Kappa was established in 1918 to recognize and encourage scholarship among Associate degree students. The ACC Sigma Phi chapter was chartered in 1968. We have inducted over 3300 members and have maintained a five star status for over 15 years.
You may be eligible if you
- have a 3.5 or higher GPA at Arapahoe Community College
- have completed 12 credit hours or more ACC
- have declared degree or certificate program
- Membership is an honor and a privilege reserved for high-achieving students
- Once accepted, you become a lifetime member of Phi Theta Kappa
- Phi Theta Kappa membership qualifies you for exclusive scholarships
- As an honor student, Phi Theta Kappa gives you the opportunity to work with other high-achieving students on projects that make a difference in the community and the world at large
- Visit www.ptk.org for information about the Phi Theta Kappa International Society
Advisors: Shari Culver - shari [dot] culver [at] arapahoe [dot] edu, Adam Shelffo - adam [dot] shelffo [at] arapahoe [dot] edu, and Jennifer Husum - jennifer [dot] husum [at] arapahoe [dot] edu
We meet regularly for social runs and trainings. We also participate in Denver Metro official runs, such as the Colfax Marathon Relay and 5Ks. Beginner runners welcome!
Advisor: Meredith Tofield - meredith [dot] tofield [at] arapahoe [dot] edu
We share Hispanic/ Latin culture and traditions with the ACC community.
Advisor: Veronica Chavez - veronica [dot] chavez [at] arapahoe [dot] edu
The STEM Club is a social/academic support club for students majoring in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math. We host fun activities, workshops, and trips for members and the general campus population. Our goal is to achieve more expertise in STEM fields, make connections with like-minded students, and learn from each other.
Advisor: Julie Bruce - julie [dot] bruce [at] arapahoe [dot] edu
Student Government Association (SGA)
About Student Government Association
The Purpose of ACC’s Student Government Association (SGA) is to:
- Represent ACC students in matters concerning student interests and welfare as well as student-generated activity fees.
- Promote cooperation and understanding between the administration, faculty, staff, community and ACC students.
- Encourage ACC students to participate in collegiate activities and exert influence in the decision-making process.
- Promote students’ rights and provide a means of organized expression in college affairs, activities, and policies.
- Provide a forum for educational experiences outside the classroom atmosphere.
2019-2020 SGA Officers
- President – Gabe Houhoulis
- Vice President – Hank Surface
- Secretary – vacant
- Treasurer – vacant
- State Student Advisory Committee (SSAC) Representative – Kim Johnson
- Vince Sanchez
- Elnaz Sobhi
- There are currently 3 vacant Senator positions
SGA meets weekly during the fall and spring semesters. Minutes for these meetings will be available within two weeks of each meeting.
SGA Positions and Responsibilities
- The President of SGA is the students' voice to campus administration. The President communicates with individuals and groups to ensure that the needs of our students are heard. The President also coordinates and presides over all SGA meetings.
- The Vice President performs the duties of the President in the President's absence. The Vice President assists the President in managing the operations of the organization and is responsible for SGA outreach events and programs.
- The Treasurer is responsible for SGA financial matters and keeps an accurate account of all funds received and spent. The Treasurer serves as a custodian of all financial records and funds for SGA.
- The Secretary serves as the recorder for SGA meetings and is responsible for the production and distribution of meeting minutes. The Secretary assists with coordinating logistics for SGA events.
- The SSAC Representative is the voice of ACC students to the State Student Advisory Council (SSAC) for the Colorado Community College System (CCCS). The SSAC Representative travels to monthly meetings with SSAC Representatives from around Colorado. This student must be enrolled in 9 credit hours during both Fall and Spring semesters.
- SGA’s Senators assist in representing and advocating for the student voice, supporting outreach efforts of SGA, establishing goals for student success, and advancing projects for SGA through individual efforts and committee participation.
Why should I become involved with SGA?
Involvement in SGA is a great way to develop leadership skills, enhance your resume, and have a positive impact at ACC! As a member, you will have opportunities to gain beneficial experience by participating in retreats, serving on college committees, planning campus events, and advocating to the administration on behalf of your fellow students. Along with a multitude of benefits of this leadership role, SGA members receive compensation for their service.
How do I become an elected member of ACC’s SGA?
- During an open election period, go to the Student Life Office (Room M2820) and pick up an application.
- Complete the application, write a letter of interest, and collect 50 student signatures. Submit your application to the Student Life Office. An election process is held annually in April, with winners announced following the election. Any vacant positions may be filled by candidates interviewed and voted upon by the elected SGA. Students may also volunteer with SGA.
- Upon election, students must successfully complete a background check and all necessary paperwork with the Human Resources Office. A student cannot begin serving as a member of SGA until this is completed.
What are the responsibilities after I am elected?
- Represent and advocate for the ACC student voice, create and implement outreach efforts, establish goals for student success, and advance projects for SGA through individual efforts and committee participation.
- Be available for weekly SGA meetings and dedicate adequate time for office hours, trainings, outreach events, etc.
- You must be enrolled in six (6) credit hours at ACC during the fall and spring semesters. The SSAC Representative must be enrolled in nine (9) credit hours.
- You must have a minimum cumulative G.P.A. of at least 2.5 and be a student in good judicial standing.
Advisor: Dan Balski – dan [dot] balski [at] arapahoe [dot] edu
We assist and support our members in transferring to a four year institution.
Advisor: Evan Kravitz - evan [dot] kravitz [at] arapahoe [dot] edu
Weight Training / Fitness Club
We aim to improve health while developing team bonding, leadership, and discipline through physical exercise.
Advisor: Daniel Gore - daniel [dot] gore [at] arapahoe [dot] edu