Academic Clubs

An opportunity to learn more about a field of interest and study, academic clubs are usually partnerships with the academic area and include an advisor who is a faculty member.


The ASL Club seeks to educate the hearing community of HCC about the Deaf and Deaf Culture, provide greater awareness about Deaf issues on campus, promote American Sign Language as the language of the Deaf, and provide a place for the two communities to interact and socialize.

We host a number of events during the academic year such as Signing Pizza gatherings, Paint & Sign, Coffee Meetups, and Deaf Awareness Month activities.

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Advisor: Debbie Geoffroy
Location: DON 147B
Phone: 413.552.2317
Email: dgeoffroy@hcc.edu
Meeting: Wednesdays 11 a.m. – 12 noon

The mission of the Criminal Justice Association (CJA) is to create an opportunity for students to learn about the criminal justice system, its professions, and those impacted by it. The CJA aims to provide awareness of current issues in criminal justice, and to help prepare students by connecting with local agencies to stimulate interest and participation in community events as well as career opportunities.

Advisor: Alex Sanchez
Location: FR176
Phone: 413.552.2841
Email: asanchez@hcc.edu

The CJA meets every Wednesday during Activity Period, from 11 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. in FR 143.

The purpose of the Education Club at HCC is to offer students with current or future interests in the field of education an opportunity to discuss educational issues in any context through a combination of social and academic settings. The Education Collaboration aims to promote the exploration of career opportunities through planning on-campus events, hosting expert guest speakers, and participating in local events related to education.

Co-Advisor: Tricia Kiefer
Location: DON 253
Phone: 413.552.2450
Email: tkiefer@hcc.edu

Co-Advisor: Sheila Gould
Location: MRB 141
Phone: 413.552.2501
Email: sgould@hcc.edu

Our purpose is to provide our members with guidance and advice in turning their business concepts into reality, providing opportunities for members to identify professors who may provide advice, and addressing specific concerns related to starting a business. This club aims to provide opportunities for members to learn about the wide variety of resources available to them, as well as opportunities to network with the Valley's entrepreneurs, and to facilitate participation by members in the Harold Grinspoon Foundation Entrepreneurship Initiative.

Advisor: Ellen Majka
Location: KC 419
Phone: 413.552.2350
Email: emajka@hcc.edu

The Emerging Business Leaders Club meets most Wednesdays during Activity Period (from 11 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.) in KC 420. Please be in touch with our advisor to see if we are meeting.

The E-Sci Club seeks to improve Holyoke Community College relations within the student and faculty body through community service, and to bond more within the surrounding Environmental Science fields throughout the Pioneer Valley communities as an overall whole through work-related outings and fun adventurous trips.

Advisor: Kathleen Maiolatesi
Location: MRB 235
Phone: 413.552.2462
Email: kmaiolatesi@hcc.edu

The Health Careers Club is an organization that promotes and explores different careers in healthcare fields. The club strives to promote education and awareness of healthcare issues to the greater HCC community through events like blood drives, CPR training, and other social activities.

Advisor: Elizabeth Hayward
Location: MRB 215
Phone: 413.552.2108
Email: ehayward@hcc.edu

For more information about the Health Career Club meeting schedule, please contact the club's advisor.

The Human Services Club seeks to establish and encourage a lasting feeling of friendship and cooperation among members through participation in projects and social activities. It aims to broaden members' knowledge of human services and psychology, to demonstrate the benefits derived from proper multiple uses of resources, and to practice technical skills to prepare for a career.

Advisor: Currently seeking a staff or faculty advisor. Email us if you are interested!

The Human Services Club meetings have not been determined for the semester. See Student Activities in Donahue 103 for information.

The Psychology Club's purpose is to help club members develop leadership and communication skills while expanding their knowledge and understanding of psychology topics and career opportunities. Club members will participate in topic discussion and analysis, organizing events, and doing community service.

Advisor: Carin Zinter
Location: DON 103
Email: czinter@hcc.edu

Meeting time has not been determined for the semester. See us in Donahue 103 for more information.

The STEM Club's goal is to attract HCC students with an interest in the fields of science and mathematics. The club aims to create an ideal environment for students to come together and mentor each other through working on a variety of projects to gain experience in the field of engineering.

Advisor: Ileana Vasu
Location: FR 380
Phone: 413.552.2109
Email: ivasu@hcc.edu

The STEM Club meets every Wednesday during Activity Period (from 11 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.) in Frost 369.

The Veterinary Technician Club is an organization that promotes the standards of quality veterinary care for all animals, and supports the education of the vet tech students at HCC. The club strives to promote veterinary services and education to the greater HCC community, as well as provide social activities to the vet tech students and their families.

Advisor: Walter Jaworski
Location: MRB 243
Phone: 413.552.2459
Email: wjaworski@hcc.edu

For more information about the Vet Tech Club meeting schedule, please contact the club's advisor.

Lauren LeClair

Program Assistant Clubs and Organizations

Student Activities

Donahue 103

413.552.2060 (Tel)

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HCC has more than 40 student-run clubs and organizations. Find the one that's the right fit for you!

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