YOU DON’T HAVE TO WAIT TO
MAKE A DIFFERENCE
Maybe you’re looking for ways to meet people and learn new things. Or maybe you’d like to help make your community and your college a better place. Georgian Court University has so many opportunities for you to get involved. Here, you can:
- Join any of the 40+ clubs and organizations on campus
- Create your very own student group around a background, interest, or important cause
- Volunteer to do more in the community with service events and donation drives
- Become a part of the campus ministry
- Hone your leadership skills with the Student Government Association
GCU’s Office of Student Life works with students, classes, clubs, and campus organizations to plan a full program of social, cultural, and recreational activities. So you could find yourself headed out to a Broadway show, sporting event, or other post-worthy excursion.
CLUBS AND ORGANIZATIONS
This club’s purpose is to utilize the student voice to “destigmatize” mental illness and judgment on college campuses. The organization is working toward hosting events that are intended to broaden student awareness on campuses and assist in eliminating stereotyped misconceptions on mental illness.
The GCU Student Chapter of the CEC is dedicated to improving the educational success of individuals with disabilities and/or gifts and talents. The club participates in university events and sponsors awareness programs, service activities, professional development, and fundraisers throughout the year.
Educates students about wildlife and nature through practical programming and engaging activities. Students take part in events, panel discussions, hiking trips, gardening, and fundraising with an aim to bring awareness to the environment and animals, the critical issues they are facing, and eco-friendly solutions in hopes of preserving the natural world. Through this congregation, the club puts an emphasis on learning, not only to appreciate the earth and its creatures but also to protect them.
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An organization that aims to build a safe, diverse, and inclusive campus. This group works to bring awareness to inequalities and issues surrounding race, culture, ethnicity, religion, gender, age, ability, and sexual orientation.
Ensures that history, culture, and well-being are promoted throughout the GCU community through community projects and campus events like the Black History Month celebration. Membership is open to all students.
A club for study abroad students, international students, and any students interested in promoting global awareness across campus. The club hosts monthly Global Café events, language and cultural exchanges, as well as new student initiatives. There will be an increasing number of opportunities for student leadership in this organization.
A nonprofit, nonpolitical organization that educates, supports, and encourages the Latin American community at GCU. LASO promotes leadership, scholarship, and involvement in community issues. Events are sponsored throughout the year, including the annual LASO Hispanic Heritage Month Celebration, which is held in the fall.
Enhances social justice by creating a more equitable community in which all individuals are accepted regardless of sexual identity. The organization aims to create a greater understanding and awareness of sexual and spiritual identity. It is open to any member of the Georgian Court community regardless of how they choose to identify themselves.
The CAB works to ensure that students enjoy campus life outside the classroom by bringing both entertainment and curricular opportunities to campus. The board is responsible for providing programs that enhance social interaction, awareness to diversity, and service to community. CAB promotes and supports student development both individually and collectively while embodying the Mercy core values.
The Student Government Association (SGA) of Georgian Court University is the official representative voice of the GCU student body. SGA holds Open Town Hall meetings on the first Tuesday of every month in the Gavan Lounge at 2:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. All students are encouraged to attend these open forums to voice any concerns they may have regarding their experiences at Georgian Court.
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The flagship leadership development program dedicated to educating, equipping, and empowering undergraduate women. WILD provides women with the knowledge, skills, and values necessary for effective and engaged citizenship in their local and global communities.
Being selected as an Orientation Leader (OL) is an honor with many personal and professional rewards. Orientation leaders assist new students and their families through the transition process to GCU campus life.
A group dedicated to participation in the mission of Habitat for Humanity International. The work of this student organization includes building decent, affordable housing as well as fundraising to support building projects and service trips. Participants work to educate themselves and other on issues of poverty housing and advocate for social justice.
Engages college students in the work of Catherine McAuley, the foundress of the Sisters of Mercy, the organization sponsoring GCU. The group is based on four pillars: social networking, service to the local and global communities, the deepening of the spiritual dimension of the person, and engaging in servant leadership.
An organization that aims to live the GCU core value of justice. The club is a member of the CRS Ambassadors program, a nationwide community of students committed to advancing global justice, peace, and human dignity. The club is sponsored by the Office of Campus Ministry.
An opportunity for all students to have an outlet of expression, energy, and creativity by taking part in dance classes and performances choreographed by members. The club offers a variety of classes such as Ballet, Jazz, Hip Hop, Latin Rhythms, and Lyrical Dance.
Showcases theater as art. Through the club, prospective actors can explore the many ways to dramatically express and communicate a character’s emotions, feelings, ideas, and formation. The club provides students with an outlet for truly uninhibited creativity. Theatre Club welcomes everyone since its main goal is to help students channel their creative energy.
A group with a special interest in promoting overall wellness and health through the mind, the body, and the soul. This organization strives to demonstrate good physical, mental, and social health through understanding the multicultural perspectives of integrative health medicine.
You don’t have to be a premed or nursing major to join GCU’s Pre-Health Club. The club is open to all GCU students who have an interest in the medical field and the issues surrounding our health-care system. In addition, the club is designed to help build a network of support for those students trying to navigate the medical school application process.
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THE CAMPUS MINISTRY
The Campus Ministry gives you an opportunity to live the Mercy core values. This group works with churches, pastors, and organizations such as Providence House, Interfaith Hospitality, and Catholic Charities. As a ministry member, you can go on one of several service trips, or take part in events like the backpack and school supply drive, Thanksgiving basket drive, giving tree project, or Easter basket drive.
STUDENT GOVERNMENT ASSOCIATION (SGA)
The Student Government Association is the official representative voice of the GCU student body. The SGA advocates on behalf of all students’ interests and concerns. Through representation on university committees and other special meetings, the SGA plays a vital role in fostering community and provides a direct link between students, faculty, and GCU administration.
The SGA Executive Board includes a president, vice president, secretary, treasurer, and parliamentarian. SGA also has a number of representative positions to serve particular campus groups, including the Campus Activities Board, Residence Life, commuter life, transfer students, Mercy and Mission, the Student Athlete Advisory Committee, School of Education, School of Business and Digital Media, and School of Arts and Sciences. SGA chairperson positions include public relations, clubs and organizations, special events, academic affairs, and internal affairs. Get involved to sharpen your leadership skills and make a difference on campus!
THINGS TO KNOW ABOUT SGA
Your Student Government Association is your link to how GCU operates—so it’s important to stay engaged. Find out what the SGA is up to and how to apply for vacant positions.
The SGA holds Open Town Hall meetings on the first Tuesday of every month in the Gavan Lounge at 2:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. All students are encouraged to attend these open forums to voice any concerns they may have regarding their experiences at Georgian Court.
If you’d like to run for an SGA office, complete an SGA Elections Application. Senators are required to hold a cumulative 2.5 GPA and be current students at GCU.
SGA plays an important role in regulating student clubs and organizations. If you want to organize a new group or reregister an existing one, you’ll be interacting with the SGA Executive Board and Office of Student Life.
To learn more, please contact the Office of Student Life at 732-987-2133 or e-mail us. The Student Government Association is located in the Casino, first floor, room C-9.
LEADER AT GCU.
CREATE A NEW CLUB OR KEEP YOURS GOING STRONG.
NEW STUDENT GROUP
Do you have an idea for new group or organization? Take the initiative and become an inspirational founder. To start, contact the Office of Student Life at 732-987-2606.
Each year, student organizations must reregister with the coordinator of student activities and the SGA. Only officially registered organizations can hold campus events. To register, submit a registration form to the Office of Student Activities during the first week of classes and submit a roster of members by the first SGA Town Hall.