You’ve heard the advice before — get involved, join a club

You’ve heard the advice before — get involved, join a club

At Nassau there’s an especially important reason to do so. We’re a very large commuter college. Involvement is a good way to develop relationships with other students and to create a sense of community for yourself and others.

Participation in student groups provides opportunities for you to get to know a group of classmates and a faculty member, to pursue a particular interest, to learn more about your major, to celebrate your culture and/or religion, or just to have fun.

Involvement affords you opportunities to attend-and even plan-social and educational programs for your group and the entire student body. Some groups also offer you the chance to provide a service for the whole campus.

We hope that one of the student groups described below will interest you. If not, the Office of Student Activities will be happy to help you start your own club. Stop by Room 150 in the College Center if you have questions or need help.

Students who are involved in clubs and organizations say that it makes a great deal of difference in their attitude toward Nassau. So give yourself the chance to make Nassau a more complete experience. Join a club! Give yourself a full college experience!

ACCESS CLUB

The Access Club is an organization whose goal is to heighten the awareness of students and faculty to the rights, needs, and responsibilities of students who happen to have a disability. The club meets biweekly to discuss student experiences and plan events that promote our mission. Some of the past events that we have presented are career programs and a NJ payday loan disability awareness program for the campus community at large. For the future we are planning a barbecue and other awareness programs. Although the club’s focus is on issues regarding the disabled student, we encourage all students to join us. So come see us and learn what equal access is all about.

ACCOUNTING SOCIETY

The Accounting Society is one of the most professional and career-oriented clubs on campus. It is designed not just for accounting majors but for all students who have an interest in developing their careers in accounting, business, or related fields. It gives students who are uncertain of their future professional goals opportunities to gain more insights into the business world and to realize their career choices. Our past events have been very successful. They have featured prominent and reputable speakers from firms that introduce the profession to our majors, along with speakers that have one-to-one discussions with our members. Occasionally we have a “Transfer Day,” where representatives from four-year colleges give a detailed analysis of their accounting and business programs. In addition, we have workshops on resume writing and interview preparation. Future events include a trip to local accounting firms and an end-of-year luncheon for our members and faculty. As a member of the society, you will receive a certificate honoring your membership as well as invitations to all eventse and join us.

ACHILLES CLUB

The objective of the Achilles Club is to support socialization, self-awareness, and self-advocacy through a wide variety of activities. These activities are structured around the theme of “Odyssey: Inward and Outward Explorations,” where club members will “navigate” their inner, social, and college worlds (through recreational and educational activities and visual and performing arts projects), as well as the world beyond NCC. They will also try to make a better world through a community service project. Many of the activities are based on social skills programming, including peer mentoring, counseling, and stress reduction techniques. Meetings are held on Tuesdays (some Thursdays).

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