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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 Student Development and Campus Life department for clubs and activities on your campus. Students can participate in clubs and activities at other campuses as well. For the most up-to-date Club information, students can visit Yammer to see all Club pages.

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.

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

New York City 

Berkeley Spartans
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.

Fashion Cords
The Fashion Cords goal is to create experiential learning experiences within the local fashion market. Students are encouraged to share ideas, be creative, and build relationships with others that translates well into professional skills.

Gender and Sexuality Alliance (GSA)
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.

Justice Studies Club
The mission of the Justice Studies Club is to provide information, events, and networking opportunities that will help students attain their academic and career goals.

Model UN Club
Students who join the Model UN (MUN) club will have the opportunity to learn how global issues are addressed at the United Nations, meet diplomats and country representatives during visits to the UN, and meet MUN members from other colleges at MUN Conferences. Through participation in the MUN, students will be able to develop their research, public speaking, negotiation and problem solving skills as well as have the opportunity to represent Berkeley College at MUN conferences.

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.

Criminal Justice Club
The mission of the criminal 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.

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.

We Are Latinx Leadership (W.A.L.L.)
The mission of The W.A.L.L. is to educate the students at Berkeley College about Latinx culture and issues. It is to address political views, diversity, and the love of the heritage; while having fun and providing platforms for succession and graduation.

Paramus

Book Club
All students, faculty, and staff from every Berkeley College campus are welcome to participate in the Paramus Book Club. Club members discuss a new book each month and connect and in person to discuss.

Film Club
In Paramus Film Club members view films on their own and then participate in a discussion with their peers. Movies are typically chosen to match each month's theme. 

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.

Security and Justice Club
The mission of the Security and Justice Studies Club is to provide information, events, and networking opportunities that will help students attain their academic and career goals.

White Plains

Asian American Student Association
The Asian American Student Association (AASA) at Berkeley College is organized for the purpose of promoting and celebrating Asian and Asian American culture through education, awareness, and appreciation within the College and the local community. AASA promotes the cultural diversity of Berkeley College through activities that educate and celebrate the rich heritage and traditions of Asian-Americans. AASA hopes to develop relationships, support, and leadership skills that will prepare students after their college career.

Woodbridge 

Criminal Justice Club, a.k.a. The Justice League
The mission of the criminal 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.

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.

The Model United Nations Club
This club follows the United Nations plan for collegiate clubs to work towards becoming a U.N. debate level club. The meet regularly, collaborate with the NY Campus club, and each semester they visit the United Nations.

Woodland Park

Anime and Video Gaming Club
The Anime and Video Gaming Club brings together students with common interests of video games and anime, including the graphic design and technical elements of both, international culture, and more.

Civil Debate Club
Civil Debate Club members will develop public speaking skills and master the art of the argument through participation in debating famous court cases, one-on-one debates about controversial topics, and advocating for social justice.

Fusion Club
The Fusion Club is designed to bring students from diverse backgrounds together to foster a sense of understanding and community. Participants engage in activities that encourage empathy and acceptance of everyone.

Gardening Club
The gardening club is a dedicated group of Woodland Park campus community members who are curious and passionate about gardening (no previous experience with gardening is required to join). Club members will learn about flowers, vegetables, gardening and butterflies and will be able to grow plants in the Woodland Park Campus community garden.

Guardians of the Galaxy
The Guardians of the Galaxy Club serves to promote networking, training, fellowship, and educational experiences pertaining to careers in the professional security industry. The club will be affiliated with the Northern New Jersey Chapter of ASIS International. ASIS International is the world’s leading membership organization for security management professionals.

IT Management Club
The (IT Management) ITM Club was created by students with an interest in Information Technology and Information Technology Management. Club meetings provide the opportunity to share knowledge, practice for certifications, learn and practice new skills, and share experiences related to the field.

Mamas and Papas Club
The Mamas and Papas Club is designed to provide student parents the opportunity to network, meet in a supportive environment, and learn about local and campus resources that are available to parents.

Model UN Club
Students who join the Model UN (MUN) club will have the opportunity to learn how global issues are addressed at the United Nations, meet diplomats and country representatives during visits to the UN, and meet MUN members from other colleges at MUN Conferences. Through participation in the MUN, students will be able to develop their research, public speaking, negotiation and problem solving skills as well as have the opportunity to represent Berkeley College at MUN conferences.

Read, Reflect, Relax Club
Students who participate in the Read, Reflect and Relax Club share interesting reading material of their choice and engage in intellectual discussion and learning. Whether it be a current event article, a family book, a favorite story or a meaningful poem that is shared, club members learn and grow together.

The Spartans (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).

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.

Company & Conversation
Company & Conversation is free format program that takes place weekly in a virtual environment. Students come together to discuss a variety of topics ranging from TV shows and hobbies to classes and faculty members and anything in between! This group provides each other with support, laughter, conversation, camaraderie, and allows for networking, building relationships and strengthening bonds between students.

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 members to view the monthly movie selection and then participate in a discussion in Yammer with their peers. 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.

Online Student Community
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