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Identity Clubs

These are clubs based on a shared identity.

The purpose of this club is to acquaint those interested with the tenets of the Baha'i faith, by sponsoring lectures, information tables, service projects, discussions, informal gatherings, social activities, and public meetings. This association has no political affiliations on a campus levels or otherwise.

Advisor: Gail Hilyard
Location: DON 246A
Phone: 413.552.2552


2016 Cultural Event (Vision of Race Unity)

The BSA seeks to provide academic and socio-political support for Black students via community development, awareness of campus and area resources, campus advocacy and activism, and cultural awareness and education.

Advisor: Jada Waters
Location: Fine & Performing Arts 229
Phone: 413.552.2043

We seek to unite the HCC community in a positive way and achieve different goals academically and socially. We want to lead them through the right path, putting all negativity aside to give them what they need to be successful in life.

Advisor: Mayra Diaz
Location: FR 321
Phone: 413.552.2227

The Christian Fellowship Club meets in DON 258 during Activity Period.

Diversity of Gender (formerly TransCampus) is a campus advocacy group (comprised of students, faculty, and staff) committed to creating and fostering an open and inclusive campus community for individuals who are transgender/gender queer/questioning. We've been active at HCC since 2007, and are still going strong!

Although we are not technically a club, we are a great support system for anyone identifying as trans, as well as allies. We are proud to offer many safe spaces on campus, and include gender identity in our mission statement and non-discrimination policy. For more information about HCC and how we serve transgender individuals, please contact us!

Student Activities Coordinator
Liz Golen
DON 103

The ISC is established for the purpose of promoting greater diversity and international awareness in the college community. We promote wellbeing, friendship, interaction, and understanding among international students and other groups at HCC as well as foster greater unity within the international student community. Through this club we are creating a forum for international students to voice their distinctive concerns and interests to better the college community and learning experience as a whole.

Advisor: Eileen Kelley
Location: DON 264
Phone: 413.552.2050

The ISC meets in MRB 142 during Activity Period.


2017 Rising Star (Muhammed Azmi Bin Zainal Abidin)
2017 Cultural Event (Ask A...)

2016 Event of the Year (Pakistani delegation)
2016 Heart & Soul (David Benvenutti)
2016 Leadership (David Benvenutti)
2016 Cultural Event (Ask A...)

Our mission is to teach society the reality behind the "latino" stereotypes; to learn by supporting other clubs and participating in HCC's activities and events; and to unite people because we believe in teamwork. When you join LISA, you become part of our family. We are focusing this year on the Latin Heritage Film Festival, Expo Latino, and fundraising to travel to Puerto Rico.

Advisor: Raul Gutierrez
Location: DON 333
Phone: 413.552.2817

LISA meetings take place in DON 252 during Activity Period.

The HCC Military Club is here to ease your transition to college life. As student-veterans, we understand that the college campus can feel very alienating to a service member or returning veteran. Club membership is open to HCC students and all Veterans of the armed forces, serving members of the National Guard or Reserves, active duty service members, spouses, dependents, and friends.

The club meets 1100-1200 Wednesdays in FR 137.

Co-advisor: Rebecca Targove
Location: FR 368

Co-advisor: Patty Lepore
Location: MRB 240


2018 Rising Star (Robert Vigneault)

The SAS Club seeks to educate the HCC community about autism, the spectrum, and the life of people living with a diagnosis. We welcome all students with neuro-diverse profiles, and we meet on Wednesdays during Activity Period during the semester. Every year in April, we hold a panel discussion for students with autism to speak to the HCC community of faculty, staff, and other students.

Advisor: Andrea Hojnacki
Location: Donahue 137
Phone: 413.552.2844

SAS meets in DON 162 during Activity Period.


2018 Club of the Year
2018 Advisors of the Year (Maureen Conroy, Andrea Hojnacki)
2018 Commitment Award (Ned Pavlak)
2018 Teamwork Award (Tiffany Cavanaugh & Jay Eveson)
2018 Heart & Soul Award (Tiffany Cavanaugh)

2017 Club of the Year
2017 Outstanding Advisors (Maureen Conroy, Andrea Hojnacki)
2017 Phoenix Award
2017 Excellence in Leadership (Tiffany Cavanaugh)
2017 Starfish (Jay Everson)
2017 Best Awareness Project (Learn About Stim Toys)

Our purpose is to offer to HCC students, Jewish and non-Jewish, the possibility to learn and understand about Jewish culture and traditions – like celebrations, holidays, and special culinary dishes. Among many of the activities this club does, club members plan fundraising events as well as attend discussion panels and conferences with expert guest speakers.

Advisor: Lois Koltz
Location: KC 401
Phone: 413.552.2314

The club meets as the members choose. We also communicate often via email instead of meeting.


2017 Cultural Event (Holocaust Remembrance Table)

2016 Event of the Year (Purim party)

Our purpose is to support all gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, and straight ally persons, and to help in the elimination, through education, of homophobia and heterosexism on the HCC campus by bringing together the LGBT and straight communities.



2017 Starfish (Frances Rivera Diaz)

Jennifer Ortiz

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