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Be well-rounded

Clubs and Organizations

Participating in clubs and other extracurricular activities is a great way to meet new people, network, socialize, and complement your coursework. Berkeley College offers students the opportunity to get involved in clubs at each campus and across the system. We strongly encourage students to get involved, as campus life is an important component of the Berkeley experience. Research has shown that clubs have a positive impact on students’ educational journeys. Through involvement, students gain a strong sense of purpose, community, and achievement.

The most popular clubs and organizations include:

Diversity and Multicultural Activities

The diversity of the student body contributes to the cultural enrichment of the College community. Many ethnic and multicultural events are planned to promote understanding of the similarities and differences among cultures.

Community Service

Giving back has long been part of the Berkeley tradition. Through BerkeleyCares, community service opportunities abound, allowing all students, administrators, faculty, and staff to work with charitable organizations and participate in local activities that benefit the greater community.

Athletics and Recreation

Various athletic programs and recreational activities offer students a great way to increase their activity, as well as develop leadership, sportsmanship, and interpersonal skills through intercollegiate, intramural, and club activities. https://www.berkeleycollegeknights.com/landing/index

Campus Clubs 

Check with your SDCL department for clubs and activities on your campus. Students can participate in clubs and activities at other campuses as well

Newark Clubs 

New York City Clubs

Paramus Clubs

White Plains Clubs

Woodbridge Clubs 

Woodland Park Clubs

Berkeley College Online® Clubs

All Campuses

Student Government Association
The primary student governing body, the Student Government Association (SGA), advocates for the student body at large, organizes and facilitates student activities, assists with recruiting student volunteers for events such as the Honor Society Induction Ceremony and Commencement, represents the Berkeley College student population at various systemwide functions, and is involved with New Student Orientation on all campuses. Each campus has an elected SGA Executive Board. A monthly SGA Summit is held for all SGA Executive Board members to meet, discuss key topics, and plan future events.

Fashion Club
This student-run campus club focuses on all aspects of the fashion industry, from current trends in design to visual displays, marketing and merchandising. The club hosts regular meetings, runs campus activities, and creates visual displays around campus. It is open to all students and offers enriching programs, activities, and networking.

Law and Justice Club
The Law and Justice Studies Club serves to promote networking, training, fellowship, and educational experiences pertaining to all aspects of the criminal justice system. Activities coincide with the curriculum of Criminal Justice and Legal Studies programs on campus and online. The club also serves to raise awareness of the criminal justice system. Any interested student, faculty member, or individual currently working in the criminal justice system is welcome and encouraged to participate.

Future Business Leaders of America-Phi Beta Lambda
Future Business Leaders of America-Phi Beta Lambda (FBLA-PBL) is a nonprofit education association with a quarter million students preparing for careers in business and business-related fields. The association has four divisions:

  1. Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) for high school students
  2. FBLA-Middle Level for junior high, middle and intermediate school students
  3. Phi Beta Lambda (PBL) for postsecondary students
  4. Professional Division for businesspeople, FBLA-PBL alumni, educators and parents who support the goals of the association

FBLA-PBL is headquartered in Reston, Virginia, and organized on local, state, and national levels. Business teachers, advisors, and advisory councils guide local chapters. Dr. Mike McAteer, Interim Associate Chair, Management, is the advisor for both the Woodland Park and the Paramus chapters.

Student Veterans Club
The Student Veterans Club was established for the purpose of creating a social group for student veterans to interact with one another after having separated from military service. The club partners with both the Office of Military and Veteran Affairs and with Student Development and Campus Life on a number of national, local, and campus-related initiatives relevant to student veterans and their families. The Student Veterans Club is affiliated with the national Student Veterans of America (SVA).

Honor Societies
High academic achievers may be invited into a variety of academic and leadership honor societies in recognition of their accomplishments.

Brooklyn

Anime Club
The Anime Club is a club that brings together those with common interests such as video games, anime, cosplay, international culture, and more. In the Anime Club we prefer to mix fun with education through our different events. We welcome any new faces and new ideas to our club.

Caribbean Student Association (CSA)
Students in CSA meet weekly to promote Caribbean culture. CSA provides experiences where other students can learn about the customs, food, music, and people of Caribbean nations through on-campus programs and events. Executive board members of CSA recently presented at a CSA networking conference at Baruch College.

Fitness Club
The Fitness Club is all about people getting together to share and exchange ideas regarding health related issues. The goal is not necessarily to lose weight, but to find fun ways to be healthy in your mind, body, and spirit. "Let's Get Fit Together!"

Poetry Club (Powerful Voices)
Powerful Voices' goals are to awaken minds, stimulate creativity, and nurture the poetic experiences of Berkeley College students, faculty, and associates in a productive and safe environment.

Law and Justice Studies Club

SGA

Anime & Gaming Club

Caribbean Student Association (CSA)

J- Walkers

Health and Services Club

Male Forum

Gender and Sexuality Alliance (GSA)

Business Club

Paramus

Law and Justice Club aka “ CJ Club”
The mission of Law and Justice Club is to enhance members' educational experience pertaining to all aspects of the criminal justice system. This club gives students a chance to meet professionals in the law/justice field and participate in hands-on learning. The Law and Justice Club offers leadership, group organization, business, and volunteer experiences; best of all, active club members can enhance their marketability in the workplace.

SDCL Volunteer Leadership Team
Students work as a team to gain valuable experience working in a professional atmosphere hand on in marketing and event management.  Participants increase their skill sets in time management, teamwork, planning, goal setting, organization, and communication by providing support to events and programs at the Paramus Campus. Students hold meetings once a week to discuss and plan for events and bring in special guest to provide leadership training.  All majors are welcomed.

Fashion Club
This student-run campus club focuses on all aspects of the fashion industry, from current trends in design to visual displays, marketing and merchandising. The club hosts regular meetings, runs campus activities, and creates visual displays around campus. It is open to all students and offers enriching programs, activities, and networking.

Future Business Leaders of America-Phi Beta Lambda
Future Business Leaders of America-Phi Beta Lambda (FBLA-PBL) is a nonprofit education association with a quarter million students preparing for careers in business and business-related fields. The association has four divisions:

  1. Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) for high school students
  2. FBLA-Middle Level for junior high, middle, and intermediate school students
  3. Phi Beta Lambda (PBL) for postsecondary students
  4. Professional Division for businesspeople, FBLA-PBL alumni, educators, and parents who support the goals of the association

FBLA-PBL is headquartered in Reston, Virginia, and organized on local, state, and national levels. Business teachers, advisors, and advisory councils guide local chapters. Dr. Mike McAteer, Interim Associate Chair, Management, is the advisor for both the Woodland Park and the Paramus chapters. 

New York City 

Berkeley Spartans is a group of veteran students who provide support and awareness to the Berkeley College community about Veteran Affairs through events and community service.

Model UN Club encourages students to come together to role-play as diplomats, participate in policy debates, discuss current events and seek new solutions on international issues.

Berkeley College Dance Crew (BCDC) provides students with the chance to express their personalities and feelings through dance so they can make their college experience more enjoyable. 

Gender and Sexuality Alliance (GSA) promotes acceptance and equality throughout the Berkeley community by bringing together students of all sexual orientations and genders who share a common vision of social equality in a safe, positive, and non-judgmental environment where all genders and sexualities are celebrated.

Male Empowerment Network seeks to support the academic, professional, social, and personal development of our men of color at Berkeley College. Their goal is to increase unity amongst men of color through empowerment, engagement, and networking.

Student Government Association (SGA) is the voice of Berkeley College students through representation, advocacy and developing services/programs to enhance students’ college experiences.

DECA prepares emerging leaders and entrepreneurs in marketing, finance, hospitality and management in colleges around the globe.

Video Game Club provides a safe and competitive gaming environment through tournaments, debates, and educational sessions about the industry. Students will be able to have discussions about video games, and changing technological advancements.

Campus Activities Board (CAB) works in conjunction with the Student Development and Campus Life Department to provide social, cultural, educational, and informational programming to the Berkeley community. CAB seeks to develop student leaders dedicated to high-quality programs and entertainment.

Coding Club teaches computer programming languages by, joining together in meaningful conversations discussing code, learning different coding languages, developing skills to become more efficient in writing code and improving as developers.  

 Women’s Empowerment Club addresses gender inequality issues through presentations, symposiums, and community service. This organization encourages women and men to gain a better understanding of womanhood and femininity and increase awareness about the actions all individuals can take to make a positive impact on the feminist community.

Afro-Caribbean Club provides engaging opportunities and activities for students to broaden their knowledge on different cultural backgrounds as well as supports students who share an interest in learning about the African and Caribbean culture. 

Business Club
The mission of the Business Club is to partner student members with faculty and staff who are interested in the exploration and discussion of topics in business and public policy. 

Campus Activities Board
The Campus Activities Board (CAB) works in conjunction with the Student Development and Campus Life Department to provide social, cultural, educational, and informational programming to the Berkeley community. CAB seeks to develop student leaders dedicated to high-quality programs and entertainment.

Debate Club
The members of the Debate Club learn and practice efficient and persuasive public speaking. Club members work with Student Development and Campus Life to identify and participate in local competitive college tournaments.

Fashion Club
This student-run campus club focuses on all aspects of the fashion industry, from current trends in design to visual displays, marketing and merchandising. The club hosts regular meetings, runs campus activities, and creates visual displays around campus. It is open to all students and offers enriching programs, activities, and networking.

International Club
The mission of the International Club is to promote and enhance international awareness, global cooperation, cultural diversity, and dialogue among students of different nations and American students attending Berkeley College. The club's programs, which are hosted with Student Development and Campus Life, provide the Berkeley College community with opportunities to learn about international students and their cultures through promoting, advocating, and advancing international campus initiatives. 

Music Club
The Music club exists to provide a sanctum in which all those who are passionate and dedicated to the understanding and practice of music may, regardless of background and or style, exchange ideas and explore new concepts. The members come together to provide opportunities for the student body to experience all aspects of music.

Student Veterans Club
The Student Veterans Club was established for the purpose of creating a social group for student veterans to interact with one another after having separated from military service. The club partners with both the Office of Military and Veteran Affairs and with Student Development and Campus Life on a number of national, local, and campus-related initiatives relevant to student veterans and their families. The Student Veterans Club is affiliated with the national Student Veterans of America (SVA).

Newark

Arts in Motion (AIM)
The mission of Arts in Motion is to create opportunities for Berkeley College students to express themselves through creative means, as well as to enhance the social environment on campus through entertainment.

Entrepreneurship Club
The mission of the Entrepreneurship Club is to create a business learning environment that empowers students and re-enforces classroom knowledge.  The club actively works to create opportunities that allow students to acquire practical experience while bridging the gap between the classroom and the business world. 

Fashion Club
This student-run campus club focuses on all aspects of the fashion industry, from current trends in design to visual displays, marketing and merchandising. The club hosts regular meetings, runs campus activities, and creates visual displays around campus. It is open to all students and offers enriching programs, activities, and networking. 

Gay Straight Alliance
The mission of the Gay Straight Alliance is to help LGBTQ students and straight allies understand their peers and stand up for safety and equality throughout Berkeley College. Club members seek to accomplish this through programming and support.

Law and Justice Club
The mission of Law and Justice Club is to enhance members' educational experience pertaining to all aspects of the criminal justice system. This club gives students a chance to meet professionals in the law/justice field and participate in hands-on learning. The Law and Justice Club offers leadership, group organization, business, and volunteer experiences; best of all, active club members can enhance their marketability in the workplace.  

Nubian Ladies
The mission of Nubian Ladies is to enhance the culture and self-esteem of women through interactive programming.

Press Start
The mission of Press Start is to provide stress relief and build campus community through the social attributes of gaming.

Business Club
The mission of the Business club is to learn all the areas of business through programming and networking in a global environment  

Woodbridge 

Fashion Club
This student-run campus club focuses on all aspects of the fashion industry, from current trends in design to visual displays, marketing and merchandising. The club hosts regular meetings, runs campus activities, and creates visual displays around campus. It is open to all students and offers enriching programs, activities, and networking.

Criminal Justice Club, a.k.a. The Justice League

The Model United Nations Club

Sister-to-Sister Club 

White Plains

Fashion Club
This student-run campus club focuses on all aspects of the fashion industry, from current trends in design to visual displays, marketing and merchandising. The club hosts regular meetings, runs campus activities, and creates visual displays around campus. It is open to all students and offers enriching programs, activities, and networking. 

Caribbean Students Association
Students in CSA meet weekly to promote Caribbean culture. CSA provides experiences where other students can learn about the customs, food, music, and people of Caribbean nations through on-campus programs and events.

Young Justice Club
Students in the Young Justice Club gather together to enhance members' educational experience pertaining to all aspects of the criminal justice system. This club gives students a chance to meet professionals in the law/justice field and participate in hands-on learning. The Law and Justice Club offers leadership, group organization, business, and volunteer experiences; best of all, active club members can enhance their marketability in the workplace.

IDR: Inspired, Driven & Well Read (Book Club)
Students come together to expand members’ personal literary experience by reading and discussing works chosen  by the students in a friendly and open atmosphere.

Woodland Park

Fashion Club
This student-run campus club focuses on all aspects of the fashion industry, from current trends in design to visual displays, marketing and merchandising. The club hosts regular meetings, runs campus activities, and creates visual displays around campus. It is open to all students and offers enriching programs, activities, and networking.

Future Business Leaders of America-Phi Beta Lambda
Future Business Leaders of America-Phi Beta Lambda (FBLA-PBL) is a nonprofit education association with a quarter million students preparing for careers in business and business-related fields. The association has four divisions:

  1. Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) for high school students
  2. FBLA-Middle Level for junior high, middle, and intermediate school students
  3. Phi Beta Lambda (PBL) for postsecondary students
  4. Professional Division for businesspeople, FBLA-PBL alumni, educators, and parents who support the goals of the association

FBLA-PBL is headquartered in Reston, Virginia, and organized on local, state, and national levels. Business teachers, advisors, and advisory councils guide local chapters. Dr. Mike McAteer, Interim Associate Chair, Management, is the advisor for both the Woodland Park and the Paramus chapters.

Fusion Club

Veterans Club

Anime and Video Gaming Club

Online Book Club

IT Club

Berkeley College Online® Clubs

Berkeley College Online® offers a wide variety of activities open to all Berkeley College students. SDCL Online provides a common ground for both online and on-site learners to build a greater campus community together through communication, technology, and leadership. Programs include webinars on educational, informational, and career-oriented programming.

Online Book Club
All students, faculty, and staff from every Berkeley College campus are welcome to participate in the Online Book Club. Club members discuss a new book each semester and connect virtually and in person. Those interested in participating should join the group on Goodreads.com.

Online Film Club
The Online Film Club allows for members to choose from a variety of movies monthly.  Movies are typically chosen to match each month's theme.  All films are available to view by all students, faculty and staff at Berkeley College. 

Interactive Videos
Each week, we offer interactive videos on a variety of topics of interest to students. Interactive videos are presented live online.

FoodEASE
FoodEASE provides you with meal planning tools and nutritional information to better manage this often busy, stressful and time consuming part of your life!  Together we will share recipes and cooking tips as well as find ways to become or stay organized when it comes to the kitchen.  

Virtual Common Hour
Virtual Common Hour 
is a forum that gives you the opportunity to connect with your peers LIVE in a virtual environment.  By engaging with fellow students you are building relationships, networking and creating bonds within your community.  We encourage you to discuss ideas and topics of interest, support each other, ask questions and share experiences with one another.  

The Virtual Common Hour will happen every Wednesday from 12pm to 12:50pm and again in the evening from 7pm to 7:50pm.  Stay the whole time or pop in just for a bit!  You can join us through Zoom on your computer or mobile devise.  

For details on what programs, events & activities are happening on the Online Campus – check out our Online Student Community Calendar HERE: https://berkeleycollege.libguides.com/OnlineStudentCommunity

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