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Student Handbook 2017-2018

Student Organizations

A number of student organizations offer you a chance to get involved with the College and with fellow students. If your interests are not represented within the already existing clubs, or if you have an idea for an activity or program that you think would interest other students, you may consider forming a club. Copies of the procedures are available in Student Life. Student Life, in the Fuller Student Center, provides the opportunity for you to create and participate in a program of cultural, educational, recreational and social activities.

The College recognizes that much of the students’ real education takes place outside of the classroom and provides the students with the opportunity to use their skills and interests to enrich themselves and the college community.

Student Participation

The regulations governing student participation in extracurricular activities are as follows:

  1. Students must be in good academic standing.
  2. The eligibility status of students who apply to participate in student activities must be checked.
  3. Students may petition for rein-statement based on extenuating circumstances.
  4. Dean of Students will provide opportunity for counseling services to ineligible students.

New Clubs

Students are encouraged to begin new clubs and organizations at QCC, so if your club idea is not listed, get a group of 15 friends with the same interests. Stop into Student Life, located in the Fuller Student Center, and you will receive all the advice and paperwork you will need to get your club off the ground. As part of the process, you will be required to create a constitution for your club or organization (samples are located in Student Life) as well as find a faculty or staff advisor. When you have completed your group’s application process, you will need to present it to Student Senate for approval of recognition. Once approved, your group will have a provisionary period for one semester, after which you will become a recognized Quinsigamond Community College club or organization.

Act Prohibiting the Practice Of Hazing

The term “hazing” as used in this section and in sections eighteen and nineteen, shall mean any conduct or method of initiation into any student organization, whether on public or private property, which willfully or recklessly endangers the physical or mental health of any student or other person. Such conduct shall include whipping, beating, branding, forced calisthenics, exposure to the weather, forced consumption of any food, liquor, beverage, drug or other substance, or any other brutal treatment or forced physical activity which is likely to adversely affect the physical health or safety of any such student or other person to extreme mental stress, including extended deprivation of sleep or rest or extended isolation.

Whoever knows that another person is the victim of hazing as defined in section seventeen and is at the scene of such crime shall, to the extent that such person can do so without danger or peril to himself or others, report such crime to an appropriate law enforcement official as soon as reasonably practicable.  Whoever fails to report such crime shall be punished by a fine of not more than five hundred dollars.

Each secondary school and each public and private school or college shall issue to every group or organization under its authority or operating on or in conjunction with its campus or school, and to every member, plebe, pledgee or applicant for membership in such group or organization, a copy of this section and sections seventeen and eighteen. An official of each such group or organization, and each individual receiving a copy of sections seventeen and eighteen shall sign an acknowledgement stating that such group, organization or individual has received a copy of said sections seventeen and eighteen.

Each secondary school and each public or private school or college shall file, at least annually, a report with the regents of higher education and in the case of secondary schools, the Board of Education, certifying that said school has adopted a disciplinary policy with regards to the organizers and participants of hazing. The Board of Regents and in the case of secondary schools, the Board of Education shall promulgate regulations governing the content and frequency of such reports, shall forward report to the attorney general any such institutions which fails to make such report.

Section 17. Whoever is a principal organizer or participant in the crime of hazing shall be punished by a fine of not more that one thousand dollars or by imprisonment in a house of correction for not more than one hundred days, or by both such fine and imprisonment.

Honors & Awards

Once each year in the month of May the College Community gathers to honor graduating students who have made significant contributions to QCC. Some of the awards given are as follows:

  • Who’s Who Among Students in American Junior Colleges
  • Distinguished Service Awards
  • Special Recognition Awards
  • Departmental Awards
  • Outstanding Student Awards

Early in the spring, award nomination forms are distributed to staff and faculty so that they may nominate the student who they feel is deserving of an award.

Student Senate

The Student Senate is a representative body of the day students enrolled on campus. Its purpose is to act as a sounding board for the other organizations, to represent the student voice on various college-wide committees, and to set and meet goals aimed towards student interests. Elections are held in the first full week in October, upon returning in January, and the last full week in April.

The Senate works as a team to promote the rights of students and listens to their needs. It is involved in college affairs and facilitates communication among students, faculty, and the administration of Quinsigamond Community College.

If you’re interested in running for Student Senate, information can be obtained in Student Life, Fuller Student Center.

Student Government Constitution

Article I – Name

The name of this deliberative body shall be the Quinsigamond Community College Student Association.

Article II – Purpose

This Student Constitution is an effort to establish a viable system of government for the students within Quinsigamond Community College. This constitution will work to promote the rights of students, involvement in College affairs, student input in educational matters and communications among students, faculty, and the administration of Quinsigamond Community College.

Article III – Membership

All students of Quinsigamond Community College shall be members of the Student Association.

Article IV – Governing Body

The representative governing body of the Student Association shall be the Student Senate. The Senate shall consist of elected representatives and their officers.

  1. Purpose: The purpose of the Student Senate shall be to represent the interests and wishes of the student body, to promote and develop ideas and interests for the benefit of Quinsigamond Community College, and to provide a suitable medium through which responsibility, cooperation, and a general awareness may be shared among all student members of the Quinsigamond Community College community.
  2. Representation: There shall be fourteen (14) Senators, including Officers: seven (7) shall be first-year students, and seven (7) second-year students). Second-year students shall be defined as students who have completed at least twenty-four (24) college credit hours. Those with exactly twenty-four (24) credit hours can serve as a first-year student or second-year student, depending on available seats.
  3. Officers: The Officers of the Student Senate shall be the President, Vice-President, Secretary, Treasurer, and Parliamentarian.
  4. Eligibility: All Senate members, except first semester Freshmen, must have a minimum of a 2.0 QPA at the time of election, and maintain good academic standing while in office. In addition, the President either must have successfully completed at least twenty-four (24) semester hours at Quinsigamond Community College at the time of the election to office, or must have successfully completed twelve (12) credits, and served one (1) full semester on the Student Senate.

Article V – Powers and Responsibilities of the Senate

  1. The Senate is a legislative, representative, and informative body of the Association, which together with the College Governance system, represents student interests.
  2. The Senate shall give input to proposed College policy changes suggested by the Faculty and the Administration.
  3. The Senate shall recommend cooperative relationships with organizations of higher learning and with the Community, consistent with the statement of its purpose.
  4. The Senate shall, after careful consideration, recommend students to each of the College Governance Committees.
  5. The Senate shall have jurisdiction over Student Clubs according to guidelines developed and monitored jointly by the Director of Student Life & Leadership or designee and the Student Senate.

Article VI – Duties of Officers and Student Senators

  1. A. President – The President shall:
    1. be responsible for communicating with the student members of College standing committees.
    2. be responsible for developing an agenda prior to Senate meetings.
    3. preside over meetings of the Student Senate and Executive  Committee, so as to assure the  running of a fair and orderly meeting.
    4. represent the Student Senate, when required, at appropriate College functions on and off-campus.
    5. coordinate all Senate activities.
    6. give assignments to Student Senators according to the Student Government Constitution.
    7. assist in the development of the Student Activities Budget with the Executive Committee and the Director of Student Life & Leadership or designee.
    8. serve on the Activities Programming Committee.
  2. B. Vice-President – The Vice-President shall:
    1. assume the responsibilities and duties of the President in his/her absence.
    2. assist in the development of the Student Activities Budget with the Executive Committee of the Senate and the Director of Student Life & Leadership or designee.
    3. chair the Election Committee.
    4. chair the Activities Programming Committee.
  3. C. Secretary – The Secretary shall:
    1. post regular and special meetings, as described in VII.-D.
    2. record and maintain the minutes of the meetings of the Student Senate and Executive Committee.
    3. post the minutes of the meeting in a conspicuous place on campus and on the Student Senate bulletin board, within (3) class days following these meetings.
    4. prepare and distribute official communications of the organization.
    5. post the agenda for Student Senate meetings on the Student Senate bulletin board.
    6. maintain a file for the presentation of all communication of the organization. Copies shall be submitted to and maintained by the Student Life Office.
    7. report the attendance of the Senators at regular meetings of the Senate.
  4. D. Treasurer – The Treasurer shall:
    1. assist in the development of the Student Activities budget with the Executive Committee of the Student Senate and the Director of Student Life & Leadership. The Treasurer will chair this Committee.
    2. distribute and collect budget request forms from all clubs and organizations, on or before March 30th.
    3. submit a budget proposal to  the Student Senate, on or before April 15th.
    4. present a monthly Financial Report to the Senate.
    5. monitor Student Activities funds according to the approved budget.
  5. E. Parliamentarian – The Parliamentarian shall:
    1. ensure that Roberts’ Rules of Order of small meetings are followed during all regular and special meetings.
    2. provide the Senators with copies of Roberts’ Rules of Order.

Article VII – Student Senate Meetings

  1. Regular Meetings: There shall be a regular meeting of the Student Senate on campus at least every two weeks during the academic semester, and at least two regular meetings during the summer vacation.
  2. Special Meetings: Special meetings of the Student Senate may be called by the Executive Committee or by a majority vote of the Student Senate.
  3. Quorum: A quorum shall consist of no less than 51% of the voting Student Senate.
  4. Notice of Meetings:
    1. Regular Meetings: On the Monday of the first full week of the Semester, a schedule of all meetings shall be developed by the Director of Student Life & Leadership and the Student Senate President, indicating the time and place of the meetings. Notice of the time, place, and agenda of the regular meeting of the Student Senate shall be posted twenty-four (24) hours prior to the meeting in a conspicuous place on campus.
    2. Special Meetings: Notice of the time and place of the special meetings of the Student Senate shall be posted at least two (2) business days prior to the meeting by the Senate Secretary on the designated student bulletin board and in a conspicuous place on campus.
  5. Conduct of Meetings:
    1. Roberts’ Rules of Order for small meetings shall be followed in deliberations of the Student Senate, except if otherwise provided for in this Constitution. The Parliamentarian will have final authority in questions of proper procedures.
    2. Communications between the Senate members during a meeting shall be allowed until such time as it shall cause a disturbance to the meetings. The President shall decide when the communication becomes a disturbance.
    3. Attendance: Attendance of all members of the Student Senate is mandatory. Notification of absence must be given to the Student Senate Secretary or President, within twenty-four (24) hours before, or after the meeting missed (the status of the absence will be voted upon by the Student Senate). Members of the Student Association are welcome to attend and to participate in meetings of the Student Senate in a non-voting capacity and as recognized by the presiding officer.

Article VIII – Election of Members of the Student Senate

  1. Nomination Requirement: Candidates for election are required to submit complete nomination papers to the Election Committee no later than ten (10) class days prior to election day. Nomination papers shall bear fifty (50) signatures, in ink, of members of the Student Association.
  2. Senators: Senators shall be elected according to the criteria described in Article IV. Students shall vote for candidates from both classes. Those with the most votes from each class shall be the Senators to represent that class. If there are insufficient nominees, those with the most votes shall become Senators.
  3. Senate Officers:
    1. Officers of the Student Senate shall be elected by the majority vote of the voting members of Student Senate at the second meeting in the Fall Semester and will take office in the Semester for the term of one (1) year, not to exceed two (2) terms.
    2. Elections of student officers will not occur unless 2/3 of voting members are present.
  4. Time of Election, Installation and Term of Office:
    1. Elections for all Sophomore and returning Freshman positions, that are currently on the Senate, shall be held during the last full week of April.
    2. Elections for all unfilled Freshman and Sophomore positions shall be held during the first full week of October.
    3. Senators elected in the April election shall serve in a non-voting position until the last day of class in Spring semester and assume their official senatorial seats at that time.
    4. Senators elected in the fall take office within seven (7) days of the date of the new election and shall remain in office until a new elected Senate is seated.
    5. In addition, all Senators must take part in a Leadership Training Program.
    6. No Senator may serve more than two (2) academic years, or four (4) semesters and will be deemed ineligible after that time. By agreement between the Student Senate Executive Committee and the Vice President of Enrollment and Student Services, exceptions may be granted.
    7. In case an office shall be vacated for any reason, the following method for refilling that office shall pertain:
      1. For Senators: Replacements shall be sought first from the list of candidates from the October election in order of votes received. After this list has been exhausted, replacements shall then be required to attend and participate as a non-voting member in two consecutive Senate meetings, after which the Senate will vote on whether or not to make the candidate a Senator. A majority vote is required by the Senate (a quorum must be present).
      2. For Student Senate Officers: Replacements will be selected by the Senate from its membership.

Article IX – Procedures for Removal from Office

  1. At least 48 hours before an official meeting, the person(s) accused must be informed with a written copy of the charges.
  2. At least two (2) members of the Student Association must bring written charges and factual evidence to a formal meeting of the Senate.
  3. The Student Senate, by majority, must vote to hold a hearing on the charges.
  4. A hearing will be held at a formal Student Senate meeting, and all evidence will be presented at this time.
  5. At least 2/3 of the voting senators must vote in favor of the removal from office in order for it to be passed.

Voting By-Laws

  1. All elections shall be held in an official, designated voting area.
  2. All elections shall be conducted by secret ballot, and ballots shall be marked in the presence of an official election attendant.
  3. All elections shall be held for six (6) hours on two (2) successive days [twelve (12) hours total].
  4. Election dates shall be announced two (2) weeks prior to those elections in the College newspaper and through other media (official bulletin boards, etc.).
  5. All special elections shall be announced two (2) weeks in advance through the Quinsigamond Community College media.
  6. Any Quinsigamond Community student who wishes to vote shall present some personal identification, driver's license, or some other identification.
  7. An eligible voter is any current Quinsigamond Community College student who has paid a student fee and is currently registered in courses.
  8. If a voter’s name does not appear on the official voter eligibility sheet, that person’s vote shall be placed in a sealed envelope. The voter must sign the envelope, and his/her vote shall be validated at the conclusion of the election.
  9. The voter shall vote only once, and his/her name must be recorded by the official election attendant.
  10. An official election attendant shall not discuss any candidate’s qualifications, nor any other matters of the campaign, nor the candidates, when handing a voter a ballot and while performing his/her official duties.
  11. The official election attendant may not suggest, discuss, persuade, or advise a voter during an election.
  12. No member of the Election Committee, nor any other official who plays a role in conducting and governing student elections shall publicly declare his/her support, or non-support, for any candidate(s) for office during, or before, an election.

Ballots

  1. All candidates’ names shall appear on the ballot in an order determined by lot.
  2. Ballots shall be placed by voters in an official voting box, which has an opening large enough to place a ballot inside, but is otherwise sealed.
  3. The number of ballots cast shall equal the number of voters who voted and were recorded on the official registration sheet.
  4. At the conclusion of all elections, the ballots shall be tallied by the Election Committee. Any defaced or improperly marked ballots will be destroyed. Any questionable ballots shall either be tallied or be destroyed, according to the unanimous decision of the Election Committee.
  5. A candidate shall be elected to office by obtaining a simple majority of votes cast.

Campaigns

  1. All candidates shall be given equal opportunity and equal time to express their thoughts and opinions in the College newspaper or other Quinsigamond Community College media.
  2. Campaign material provided by Student Life shall be available to all candidates.
  3. Campaign material of a slanderous nature shall be deemed inappropriate, and a demand for its removal from the campus shall be made by the Elections Committee.
  4. No candidate, his/her supporters, or campaign literature (signs, buttons, etc.) shall be placed within thirty (30) feet of the designated voting area.
  5. No candidate shall place campaign signs, cards, etc., in such a location, or position, as to cause harm, or present a possible hazard.
  6. No candidates shall mark, destroy, or otherwise deface another candidate’s campaign materials.

Election Results

  1. A written account of the election results shall be publicly announced (College Newspaper, official bulletin board, other Quinsigamond Community College media) within one (1) week after an election.
  2. All election results (ballots and voter registration sheet) shall be open to any candidate’s or student’s inspection for two (2) weeks following an election.

Activity Programming Committee

Members of the Activity Programming Committee shall assist the Director of Student Life & Leadership or designee in the planning and implementation of all on-going social, cultural, and recreational activities at Quinsigamond Community College.

The Committee shall:

  1. Be made up of no less than seven (7), nor more than fifteen (15) students who are currently enrolled and in good academic standing at Quinsigamond Community College, two (2) of whom are members of the Student Senate.
  2. The Committee shall be chaired by the Vice-President of the Student Senate.

Article X – Amendments to the Constitution

  1. The Senate shall form a Sub-Committee (the Constitution Revision Committee) to discuss and recommend proposal amendments.
  2. The Committee shall take its recommendations to the Senate, where a two-thirds vote of the total fourteen (14) Senators shall be required for passage.
  3. If passed by the Senate, the proposed changes must be published in the student newspaper, or an equivalent communication source, and sent to the President of the College for his/her approval.
  4. The Student Senate shall conduct one (1) open meeting for the purpose of encouraging discussion by interested students.
  5. Following the open meeting, a Referendum shall be conducted by the Elections Committee. Sixty (60) percent of those voting in the Referendum must approve each item in order for it to pass. (Referendum must have a minimum of 20% of the membership of the Student Association voting in order to be valid.)

Student Trustee

What is a Student Trustee? A Student Trustee is a member of the Board of Trustees which consists of 11 members, and acts as the governing body of the institution. The Student Trustee provides student representation on the Board by representing the voice of the students about various campus concerns, as well as broader issues in public higher education.

If a Student Trustee ceases to be a full-time undergraduate student, his or her office is deemed vacant. Any such vacancy occurring before the one-year term expires shall be filled only for the remaining portion of the term and in the same manner as election to full term. A vacancy in the office of Student Trustee does not exist unless the student elected ceases to be a full-time undergraduate student or resigns.
Information regarding the election of the Student Trustee is obtained in Student Life (Fuller Student Center).

Nomination papers will be made available in Student Life, Fuller Student Center. If you have any questions, contact the Director of Student Life & Leadership or drop by the Fuller Student Center.

The Open Door Newspaper

The Open Door is QCC’s newspaper and is published monthly. Look to the Open Door for important updates from various student offices, educational departments, as well as general campus news and happenings. Readers can expect to find helpful information on many aspects of the college as well as sports and entertainment news. It is a student run publication supervised by staff and the editor. All students are encouraged to contribute on a free-lance basis or make a commitment to be a staff member. We welcome photographs, drawings, poetry, creative writing, opinion pieces, other contributions, and suggestions. Deadlines and submission information can be found on the inside page of the paper. Contact us at opendoor [at] qcc.mass.edu, or stop by the office in the Fuller Student Center.

Mentoring Programs

Brothers & Keepers

Brothers & Keepers is an innovative, male mentoring initiative designed to increase the retention and educational success of the male students at Quinsigamond Community College (QCC).  Participants in Brothers & Keepers will work with peers, faculty, and staff to learn how to successfully navigate the college experience and to prepare for life, work, and education after QCC.

Brothers & Keepers exposes students to:

  • Educational and social tutoring
  • Career development counseling
  • Interpersonal skills coaching
  • Interview and presentation skills development
  • Health and wellness counseling
  • Strategies for resolving conflict with peers, faculty, and/or staff
  • Coping strategies for managing social, academic, and financial hardships
  • Self-confidence and self-esteem building exercises
  • Student leadership and community engagement opportunities
  • Social outing and peer bonding experiences
  • Celebrations of ethnic diversity and immigrant experience

For additional information or interest in the program, please email us at brothersandkeepers [at] qcc.mass.edu.

 

S.H.E. (Support, Help, Encourage)

S.H.E. is an innovative female mentoring initiative designed to increase retention and educational success of female students at Quinsigamond Community College (QCC). Participants in the S.H.E. Program will work with peers, faculty, and staff to learn how to successfully navigate the college experience and to prepare for life, work, and education after QCC.

S.H.E. exposes students to:

  • Educational and social tutoring
  • Career development counseling
  • Interpersonal skills coaching
  • Interview and presentation skills development
  • Health and wellness counseling
  • Strategies for resolving conflict with peers, faculty, and staff
  • Coping strategies for managing social, academic, and financial hardships
  • Self-confidence and self-esteem building exercises
  • Student leadership and community engagement opportunities

For additional information on how to become involved, please send an email to: she [at] qcc.mass.edu.

Honor Societies

 

Phi Theta Kappa

Phi Theta Kappa is the International Honor Society for Community and Junior Colleges.  The purpose of this scholastic society is to recognize and encourage fellowship, scholarship, leadership, and service among two-year college students.  In  pursuit of these ideals, its members enter into an intellectual and cultural fellowship that extends beyond a particular campus to regional and national networks.

Through the achievement of high academic standards, recognized qualities of good citizenship, leadership, and service, Phi Theta Kappa members enrich not only themselves but their colleges, their communities and their society.

For eligibility, Quinsigamond Community College students are required to be enrolled in an associate degree program or certificate program, have a 3.5 Cumulative Grade Point Average, and have earned at least 15 academic credits at Quinsigamond Community College, be of good moral character with recognized qualities of citizenship.  The on-campus chapter is Alpha Zeta Theta.  It is, indeed, an honor for students to be selected to this prestigious organization.

For more information please contact Bonnie Coleman at bonniec [at] qcc.mass.edu or 508-854-7412 or stop by the Phi Theta Kappa Offices, rooms 348 A & 351A

Psi Beta

The QCC Psychology Department sponsors a local chapter of Psi Beta, a National Honor Society in Psychology for Community and Junior Colleges. The QCC Psi Beta chapter regularly meets along with the Psychology Club and provides a variety of opportunities for engaging with psychology, including conducting original research, presenting research at professional conferences, hosting a guest lecture series, community service, leadership opportunities, and fundraising for mental health and other community initiatives.  Members of Psi Beta are recognized for their academic excellence and are eligible to win Psi Beta awards and scholarships. All QCC students who have an interest in psychology, and meet the eligibility requirements are invited to apply, regardless of their program of study. For more information about eligibility for induction, contact chapter advisor Professor Valarie Clemente at vclemente [at] qcc.mass.edu and visit the national Psi Beta website at www.psibeta.org.

Clubs & Organizations

All QCC clubs and organizations are supervised by the Director of Student Life and Leadership or designee. The mission of clubs is to provide students with activities that will enrich and complement their academic development and total learning process. Leadership and participation in clubs are looked upon favorably by future employers, and give students who participate enjoyment, satisfaction, and a sense of accomplishment. The Student Senate charters all clubs and organizations and has general supervision of the distribution of student activities money to recognized clubs. Each club has a faculty advisor and a president. In addition, each club meets at least twice monthly. The procedures for chartering a new club may be found in The QCC Clubs Organizations Manual which is available in the Fuller Student Center. Each Fall and Spring, Club Advisors and the Executive Committee attend a training session that is led by the Director of Student Life and Leadership. This session is designed to review procedures for sponsoring events, and how to develop a budget and financial guidelines for the purchasing of goods and services. The treasurer from each club will also meet with the Director of Financial Compliance to review the Policies and Procedures for QCC Club and Organization Treasurers Form. Once all forms have been turned in each clubs seed money will be released to the club for the fiscal year.

Animé Club

Watch, discuss and share a love of animé. Meet other students with similar interests.

ALANA

(African, Latino-Hispanic, Native American)
To promote humanitarian activities, learn and promote cultures and foster goodwill throughout the campus.

Billiards Club

Billiards Club was created to the pool enthusiasts.  The club is open to all skill levels and will host tourneys and other pool related events throughout the year.

Business and Entrepreneurship Club

The purpose of the Business and Entrepreneurship Club is to create the opportunity for all QCC students to expand their knowledge of business and entrepreneurship.

Cheerleading Club

The QCC Cheerleading club consists of QCC students who cheer for sports teams during home games. The purpose is to bring forth school spirit and get the campus cmmunity involved in supporting student athletes.

Chess Club

All students may be members of the Chess Club. They should have an interest in chess no matter what their level of knowledge. Members must remain in good academic standing with a QPA of 2.0 better.

Christian Student Union

The purpose of this organization is glorify God on the Campus of Quinsigamond Community College by establishing and advancing a loving community of students and faculty that exists to know Jesus Christ and make him known through personal relationship with Christ, meaningful friendships with one another and engagement in Christ’s mission to impact the world.

Criminal Justice Club

The purpose is to provide all of the students of the college community with a liaison to the various criminal justice professions including but not limited to: police, probation, prison/correctional, legal, and all other local, county, state and federal public safety and legal professions

Dental Hygiene Club

The Student American Dental Hygiene Association is composed of the College’s First and Second Year Dental Hygiene students. The Association’s purpose is to promote professionalism and maintain active participa­tion in the American Dental Hygiene Association. Dental Assisting Students maintain active participation in the American Dental Assisting Association. The Dental Clubs are dedicated to promoting Dental Health Education and service in the community. The Dental Clubs are open to students registered in the Dental Programs and are comprised of three clubs:

  1. First Year Dental Hygiene Club
  2. Second Year Dental Hygiene Club
  3. Dental Assisting Club

Early Childhood Education Club

The Early Childhood Education Club offers students enrolled in the Early Childhood Program an opportunity to sup­port their profession, families, and children in this community. Students plan and participate in field trips to enhance their professional knowledge and raise funds for families in need through a holiday toy drive. Also as members of the Worcester Association for the Education of the Young Child, students participate with the community in celebrating the Week of The Young Child.

Engineering Club

Discuss environmental, technological, and safety issues and their affects on the community and society.
 

Gateway to College Club

The purpose of this organization will be to create a safe environment for all the current/graduated students of the GTC program along with students transitioning from high school to college. In addition the club members will assist the GTC staff in outreach and other special projects.

Human Service Club

The mission of the Human Services Club is to create a climate of inclusion to support student’s educational goals while enhancing knowledge of Human Services for our campus community as well as our community at large. Anyone interested in the Human Services Program degree or certificates will greatly benefit from this fun-loving organization. “Freshman” students find out from advanced students what the Human Services Program is really like, can find mentors and friends, become a part of a community, connect to the campus, and renew and relax! Joining the club is a Win-Win and absolutely everyone benefits.

Music Club

Music Club is an all out, highly strung, beat bashing club, that’s all about the music.  Anyone can join. There are three factions to Music Club: performing, appreciation, and learning. For anyone who has always wanted to sing, or play an instrument in front of a crowd, music club offers many opportunities to do so. Or if you like music, but are not interested in performing or learning, a group within Music Club meets weekly to discuss music, whether your taste are current, older, or classical.  All discussions are welcome. And then there are those who only wish to learn.  If you have ever thought of learning an instrument but never gave it a try, Music Club is a great place to learn. We hold weekly lessons, at no cost, for anyone that is interested. No matter what genre you’re into music club does it all!  If you have the passion we have the music.

Nursing Club

This club is designed to provide its members with an opportunity to identify with the nursing profession and to foster intellectual, educational and social activities related to nursing. The club’s outstanding event of the year is the candlelight pinning ceremony.

 

Pride Alliance

The purpose of the Pride Alliance is to increase awareness and understanding of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and gender identity issues on campus and to give members a safe and open forum for discussion. Members share experiences and participate in community events, and they work together on planning educational programs and social events. Membership is open to anyone, regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity. Learn more and join the Alliance by clicking on the Campus Life tab on The Q.

Psychology Club

The QCC Psychology Club provides an opportunity for students to engage in psychology beyond the classroom. It provides a point of social contact for students interested in psychology and organizes numerous activities related to psychology. Recent activities include including conducting original research, presenting research at professional conferences, hosting a guest lecture series, community service, leadership opportunities and fundraising for mental health and other community initiatives. The club is open to all QCC students, and meets jointly with Psi Beta National Honor Society in Psychology for Community and Junior Colleges. For more information, contact chapter advisor Professor Valarie Clemente at vclemente [at] qcc.mass.edu

Quinsigamond Activities Committee

The Quinsigamond Activities Committee  will  assist  the  Office of Student in the planning and implementation of all ongoing social, cultural, and recreational activities at Quinsigamond Community College.

Radiologic Technology Club

The purpose of this club is to provide the College community with a liaison to the profession of Radiologic Technology and, specifically, to the Quinsigamond Radiologic Technology Program. The club serves as a vehicle to introduce its members to local, state, and national Radiologic Technology organizations and provide through social and educational functions, a means of expanding its members’ knowledge and appreciation of the profession.

Respiratory Care Club

This club provides a vehicle for Respiratory Therapy students to become further integrated into the student body outside the health programs. Its objectives are to promote group cohesiveness and personal growth, promote the respiratory care profession, and sponsor various fund raising events that will support students’ efforts to attend educational meetings.

QCC Theatre Club

The QCC Theatre Club exists to provide students an opportunity to assist in the development of plays for theatrical productions on campus. The theatre group looks to produce a play in the spring along with other events throughout the year. Students are encouraged to become involved in all areas of play production from set design to taking the lead.

Veterans Club

A newly organized club consisting of veterans, dependents of veterans, active duty, reservists/National Guard folks, and anyone who has an interest in supporting veterans.  The club has fund raising activities, community service activates and just “fun” times.