Student Clubs & Organizations
Getting involved in clubs and organizations is an important part of what makes the #PlattsLife great.
Find Your Voice On Campus
Getting involved will help you make new friends with common interests and have fun. The Student Association (SA) has approximately 100 different clubs and organizations to choose from and the list grows and changes every year. In addition to student-run clubs, many departments and offices across the SUNY Plattsburgh campus sponsor both formal and informal ways for students to get involved.
So Many Clubs, So Little Time!
Student Association Clubs A–F
Our vibrant and active Student Association is completely student-run. The SA provides students with campus wide events and activities in addition to being a governance body. The SA supports and administers approximately 100 different interest-based clubs and organizations.
Accounting & Finance Association
Inactive Fall 2020 - The club helps students to immerse themselves into the professional world of business and professionalism. They go to conferences and meetings focused on accounting and finances.
Advisor: Mohamed Gaber — [email protected]
Focus is on increasing the awareness of the college community on issues surrounding mental health, working to remove the stigma surrounding mental health disorders, and promoting general awareness of holistic health by emphasizing care of both body and mind.
The purpose of the club is to promote the African heritage and cultural awareness, represent the needs of Africans and other non-African members on campus, participate and aid in the recruitment and enrollment of African students, and to promote, support and implement African-oriented projects.
President: Emmanuel Akuamoah — [email protected]
American Chemical Society (ACS), SUNY Plattsburgh Student Chapter
The mission is to promote awareness in chemistry and chemistry related disciplines on campus and in the community. This group attends conferences and other events throughout the state.
American Marketing Association
The purpose of the club is to foster scientific study and research in the field of marketing, develop sound thinking in marketing theory, improve the methods and techniques of marketing research, and develop better public understanding and appreciation of marketing problems.
Inactive Fall 2020 - The club is the pursuit of networking students that appreciate animation from different cultures across the world and wish to learn the different cultures and art styles that give life to them.
Advisor: Elin O’Hara — [email protected]
The objective of the club is to bring together those students who share an interest in Anthropology and its adjunct disciplines, in order to provide a forum for the discussion of Anthropological issues and to enhance the student interest and involvement in such issues.
The club’s purpose is to provide students with a place to meet up in person and connect over a shared interest of video games and trading card games in a safe and supportive friendly environment.
President: Brian Perez — [email protected]
Association of Black Journalists, Plattsburgh Chapter
The club will bring together students working towards a degree in journalism to work together under the patronage of the NABJ in the education of its members with respect to the journalism field, as well as the pursuit of scholarship, internships and professional opportunities.
Autism Speaks U
Inactive Fall 2020 - The purpose of the club is to further the mission of Autism Speaks by engaging the campus and local community through awareness, education and fundraising. In doing so, the club will positively affect the lives of those struggling with autism spectrum disorders and their families.
Advisor: Cynthia McCarty — [email protected]
Through unity in the biker community, the club seeks to promote bicycling awareness, safety, and non-combustible motor transportation. By educating the campus about the benefits of bicycling as a green alternative, the club strives to motivate individuals of all skill levels to get involved in the campus biker community.
The club strives to make the adjustment to college easier for all students, especially black and multicultural students. Black Onyx will promote Black Heritage and cultural awareness, and act as a unity factor for the student voice, representing the needs of all students, especially black and multicultural students.
A club dedicated to preserve, enjoy and study the plant life on and around campus. This group hosts many events focused on plant life and gardening tips.
Campus Garden Club
Working to make the campus actively aware of where our food comes from. This group maintains the campus garden.
Inactive Fall 2020 — Cardinal PR is a student run PR Firm that is dedicated to helping students get firsthand experience in the field of public relations.
Advisor: Maiko Barcomb — [email protected]
Center for Womyn’s Concerns
Inactive Fall 2020 - The purpose shall be to further the academic, economic, political, social, physical and cultural life of the women of SUNY Plattsburgh.
Advisor: Gillian Crane-Kramer — [email protected]
The club will promote friendship and communication between local Chinese students and SUNY Plattsburgh students, which in turn will help new students achieve academic success. The group will provide various activities that will highlight the Chinese Culture.
The purpose of the club is to inform others of different Caribbean Cultures and to break cultural barriers among different groups at SUNY Plattsburgh. It will work to teach people about the Caribbean Culture and what makes these cultures so diverse.
The club will create opportunities for international students to experience campus life to the fullest. It will create learning experiences through events that share ideas and cultures, as well as unite all international students, both new and returning.
Dedicated to building software to improve the lives and experiences of the students on the college campus.
Colleges Against Cancer
CAC is here to help eliminate cancer. The club exists to celebrate life, share hope, and save lives. The club supports the programs of the American Cancer Society in order to find a cure.
President: Emily South — [email protected]
College Theatre Association
The club’s mission is to provide the community with an open form of theatre productions from student to professional works. The group seeks to include all those that wish to participate in any form of theatre that is available. The CTA also provides an on-going workshop for resume building experiences in production, artistry and academic aspects of theatre.
Comic Book Club
Inactive Fall 2020 — Comic Books are a medium unlike any other. The purpose of the club will be to discuss this unique medium and to elevate the discussions to an academic level.
Advisor: Jessamyn Neuhaus — [email protected]
Council for Exceptional Children
The organization will present opportunities to improve educational and professional standards which increase awareness of exceptional children. It will work to involve all students concerned with the welfare of exceptional children and youth.
Craft for a Cause
Helping students use and explore their creativity and support causes through knitting in the community.
Criminal Justice Club
The objective of the club will be to actively gain insight into the field of criminal justice through community interactions and cooperative learning.
The main focus will be on the technique of dance, providing a variety of dance types for SUNY Plattsburgh students to learn. At the end of the semester the club will host a performance to showcase what the members have learned.
Data Analytics Club
Inactive Fall 2020 - Focused on looking into information and reviewing new initiatives within data. This group also focuses on initiatives and programs to help the campus community.
Advisor: Zareef Mohammed —[email protected]
Inactive Fall 2020 - The group will play and explore the contents of various table top RPG games such as Dungeons and Dragons, as well as host events to introduce new players to the game.
Advisor: Dwayne Butchino — [email protected]
Inactive Fall 2020 - The group’s purpose is to promote the study of economics through speaker presentations, discussions and the active participation of students and faculty in economics analysis.
Advisor: Dhimitri Qirjo — [email protected]
The club will afford an opportunity for young filmmakers, writers, composers and artists of any kind to become better acquainted with each other and professionals in the field. The group will foster intellectual stimulation and instill a professional pride in filmmaking.
Fuerza: Black & Latino Student Union
Fuerza strives to unify all African American and Latin American cultures under one network in an effort to abolish the ignorance, prejudice and racism against and between African Americans and Latin Americans within our communities.
Student Association Clubs G–M
The purpose is to convene a group of individuals whose interests and activities will promote astronomy and space science education. The society will work to provide both a social and scholarly network.
To connect people with the same gaming interests, gaming, watching movies, reading books and other interests.
The purpose of the club is to explore the field of geology with our fellow peers. This group hosts events and campus community initiatives.
Global Supply Chain Management Club
The purpose of the club is to explore the field of global supply chain management with our fellow peers. This group hosts events and campus community initiatives.
Inactive Fall 2020 - The group will connect the Jewish students on the campus and enrich the lives of Jewish life and culture throughout the SUNY Plattsburgh campus and community.
Advisor: Dr. Jonathan Slater — [email protected]
The purpose of the club is to proliferate historical studies in and around the Plattsburgh campus, through meeting, trips to historical sites and museums, speakers, films and other campus events.
Hospitality Management Club
Inactive Fall 2020 — The club will aid in the recruitment, retention and support of HRTM students and create opportunities that enrich HRTM student life and promote camaraderie between students and hospitality professionals.
Advisor: Ilhan Demirer — [email protected]
Human Development Family Relations Student Organization (HDFR)
Inactive Fall 2020 — The purpose is to develop qualities of professional and personal leadership, provide opportunities for service to the profession, and provide professional development opportunities for student majoring in human development and family relations.
Advisor: Ona Belser — [email protected]
Japanese Cultural Association of Plattsburgh
The club will represent the interests of all students and campus individuals who have affiliation with Japan. Friendships will be fostered and information will be exchanged between people who are interested in Japan, Japanese language and Japanese culture.
Jedi Dance Productions
The goal of the club is to teach alternative dances and promote movements of different genres. The groups objective is to promote the ideas of different dance groups as well as cultures.
The club’s purpose is to develop a natural hair community at SUNY Plattsburgh and educate each other and those unfamiliar with natural hair. They will strive to erase the stigma about natural hair and promote self acceptance.
Korean Culture Club
Inactive Fall 2020 — The aim is to promote awareness and understanding of the Korean culture where people can be actively involved in the culture.
Advisor: Amelia Lushia —[email protected]
LGBTQ Student Union
The LGBTQ Student Union is a safe space for LGBTQIA students to meet and share thoughts and initiatives throughout our community. This group hosts many events throughout the academic year.
Learning & Experiencing God (LEGO)
Inactive Fall 2020 — LEGO seeks to develop a Christian community and aid student’s growth in their spiritual lives, as well as encourage them to apply what they’ve learned to their academic, social and personal lives.
Advisor: Francine Francis — [email protected]
Purpose is aiding the college and local communities in providing a way to understand the importance of literacy in early ages through volunteering, community service, and community events.
The purpose of the club is to explore the field of literature with our fellow peers. This group hosts events and campus community initiatives.
Love Your Melon
The purpose of the club is to explore the field of mental health and initiatives with our fellow peers. This group hosts events and campus community initiatives.
The mission of the Math Club is to promote mathematics awareness among members and across the SUNY Plattsburgh campus. The club strives to meet the needs of students within the math department by providing social, intellectual and leadership opportunities for those interested in doing more with mathematics.
Inactive Fall 2020 — The purpose of this organization is to provide students with a safe space to learn and practice meditation. It is a leisure club that also aims to promote health and well-being.
Advisor: Raneem Kurzum — [email protected]
Minor Adjustments a Cappella
The purpose is to promote and represent collegiate a cappella. Members will be dedicated to the group and work on furthering their musicianship.
Muslim Student Association
Inactive Fall 2020 — This club strives to be a means of communication and understanding to promote a more tolerable and diverse learning atmosphere while serving the needs of Muslim and non-Muslim followers In learning more about Islam.
Advisor: Kim McCoy Coleman —[email protected]
Student Association Clubs N-Z
National Association of Black Accountants (NABA)
Inactive Fall 2020 — The mission of NABA is to address the professional needs of its members and to build leaders that shape the future of the accounting and finance professions.
Advisor: Dr. Samy Garas — [email protected]
National Black Law Students Association
Inactive Fall 2020 — The purpose of the organization is to articulate and promote the educational, professional, political, and social needs and goals of pre-law students.
Advisor: Breea Willingham — [email protected]
National Broadcasting Society (NBS/ Alpha Epsilon Rho)
The club’s purpose is to enhance the development of SUNY Plattsburgh students’ interests and/or involvement in the study and utilization of all forms of communication including telecommunications, broadcasting, cable, and other electronic media.
National Student Speech/Lang/Hear/Association (NSSLHA)
The goal is to create an organization that in return creates an outgrowth of students’ desires for closer affiliation with professionals in the field of normal and disordered human communication behavior.
The group is an InterFaith student organization that encourages fun, friendship and fellowship among all students with the support of the faculty and community.
The club aims to create a supportive environment for members to strengthen their oral skills and critical thinking through impromptu speech, debate, video analysis and a set of well-designed speaking activities.
Organization for Women of Ethnicity (OWE)
Inactive Fall 2020 — The club’s purpose is to promote self-esteem, unity, and cultural awareness among women who are of diverse ethnic background. It will attempt to improve cultural activities and strengthen relationships among women of color and other on the campus and in the community.
Advisor: Sue Lezon — [email protected]
Inactive Fall 2020 — The purpose of the club is to explore the field of photography with our fellow peers. This group hosts events and campus community initiatives.
Advisor: Sue Lezon — [email protected]
Inactive Fall 2020 — A place for student and others interested to share their similar experiences and interest in the physics department.
Advisor: Michael Walters — [email protected]
Planned Parenthood Generation
Inactive Fall 2020
Advisor: Jessamyn Neuhaus — [email protected]
The club will explore the ideas of a plant based lifestyle in a fun and welcoming way. It will provide information on plant based living for those who are curious and want to learn more.
Plattsburgh Association of the Visual Arts (PAVA)
Plattsburgh Association of the Visual Arts strives to create a community within the Plattsburgh Art Department and to get the college community more involved with the visual arts. The group will support students in the visual arts by giving them a platform for collaboration between concentrations.
A group focused on e-sports, competing in many competitions and state-wide games. This group hosts events and campus community initiatives.
Plattsburgh Hoop Troop
Inactive Fall 2020 — Empowering students on campus to get healthy and stay in shape using creative exercises.
Advisor: Thomas Friedrich — [email protected]
Inactive Fall 2020 — The purpose of the club is to provide students with an opportunity to both learn to slackline and improve their skills in a safe and encouraging environment. Slacklining develops balance, focus and breathing techniques, each of which benefits the physical and mental health of those who participate.
The purpose of the club is to explore the field of medical initiatives with our fellow peers. This group hosts events and campus community initiatives.
The purpose of the club is to explore the field of psychology with our fellow peers. This group hosts events and campus community initiatives.
Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA)
The purpose of the group is to explore the field of public relations and how it is connected into our community with our fellow peers. This group hosts events and campus community initiatives.
The purpose is to provide an opportunity for young men and women to enhance their knowledge and skills which will assist them in personal development, address the physical and social needs of their communities and to promote better relations between all people worldwide through a framework of friendship and service.
Science Fiction Club
The purpose of the club is to have fun and look at the latest trends within pop culture focusing on Science Fiction with our fellow peers. This group hosts events and campus community initiatives.
Ski & Snowboard Club
A campus community dedicated to skiers, snowboarders and winter enthusiasts.
Social Work Student Association
The club will act as a supportive and coordinating entity for those individuals who are interested in social work and human services, and provide students with an informal opportunity to interact with faculty and professionals who have expertise in the field of social work/human services.
Inactive Fall 2020 — The purpose of the club is to explore the field of sociology with our fellow peers. This group hosts events and campus community initiatives.
Advisor: Elizabeth Onasch —[email protected]
South Asian Student Association
A community to explore and promote diversity and harmony among the 8 South Asian countries in the world while opening doors to the world.
Student Managed Investment Fund
Inactive Fall 2020 - The purpose of the club is to explore the field of management investment fund with our fellow peers. This group hosts events and campus community initiatives.
Advisor: Stephen Henry — [email protected]
Student Nurses Association at Plattsburgh (SNAPS)
The purpose of the club is to explore the field of nursing with our fellow peers. This group hosts events and campus community initiatives.
Student Nutrition Association
The purpose of the club is to explore the field of nutrition with our fellow peers. This group hosts events and campus community initiatives.
The Tiranga United
This club is dedicated to bringing Indian and south Asian awareness on campus.
Inactive Fall 2020 — The club welcomes students who want to learn a new and different musical instrument. The goal of the group is to participate in events in the community where members teach ukulele to others and provide entertainment for good causes.
Inactive Fall 2020 — A student organization of SUNY Plattsburgh that promotes interests in Vietnamese culture. They host multiple events and food festivals.
Advisor: Jason Lee — [email protected]
Inactive Fall 2020 — The club will focus on education, outreach, stewardship, research and networking in the issues relating to wildlife biology and conservation both regionally and on a national level.
Advisor: Danielle Garneau — [email protected]
Women in Leadership
The purpose of the club is to bring more awareness to the social injustices and empowerment of marginalized groups in the professional setting. Through networking, members will connect with leaders of similar interests who will inspire and enlighten through workshops and open discussions.
As the college radio station, WQKE will provide entertainment and information geared for our students, reflecting their tastes for new and exciting music, as well comprehensive news coverage. The station will provide instruction and training to future DJs who one day will enter and shape the world of commercial media.
Get involved through two levels of sporting clubs on campus — feed your competitive spirit with clubs that compete with other schools and organizations. Join cheerleading, fishing, marksmanship, martial arts, women's and men's rugby, tennis and ultimate frisbee.
Just looking to get some exercise, learn a new skill or make friends in a more relaxed environment? Try one of our recreational sports clubs! Try badminton, golf, kickline, cricket, or dozens of other activities.
E-sports: Open to men and women. Competitive with other schools.
Fishing Club: Open to men and women. Competitive with outside schools.
Pickup Ice Hockey Club: Open to men & women. Members of club must have their own equipment and pay $25 dues for each semester. Pick-up games among members.
Martial Arts Instructional and Competitive Club: Attends one tournament each semester.
Pick-Up Volleyball Club: Open to men and women. Scheduled once a week.
Co-Ed Ultimate Frisbee Club: Participates in fall and spring tournaments.
Cheerleading Club: Cheers at home basketball games and has two competitions in spring.
Climbing Club: Competes against other schools in climbing competitions.
Golf Club: Students play weekly in the fall at a local golf course.
Kickline: Dance group
Runners High Weekly runs
Academic Honor Societies
For more information about an honor society, contact the affiliated academic department office.
Alpha Kappa Delta
Alpha Mu Alpha
Alpha Phi Sigma
Alpha Psi Omega
Beta Gamma Sigma
Eta Sigma Delta
Gamma Sigma Alpha
Iota Iota Iota
Kappa Delta Pi
Lambda Pi Eta (Delta Xi)
Omicron Delta Epsilon
Omicron Delta Kappa - a national leadership honor society at more than 300 college campuses. ODK focuses on scholarship; athletics; campus and community service, social or religious activities, and campus government; journalism, speech and mass media; and creative and performing arts.
Order of Omega
Phi Alpha Theta
Phi Eta Sigma
Phi Kappa Phi
Phi Upsilon Omicron
Pi Delta Phi
Pi Mu Epsilon
Pi Sigma Alpha
Sigma Nu Tau
Sigma Pi Sigma
Sigma Tau Delta
Sigma Theta Tau (Gamma Delta)