Clubs & Organizations
If students are interested in co-curricular activities, they can start a club with support from the Student Government Association. They can also join an existing club with other members of the Guttman student body. Club members generally meet during common hours, which are held on Tuesdays and Thursdays during the Fall I and Spring I semesters. Leadership competencies for club members include, but are not limited to: identity development, self-awareness and community building.
List of current and past clubs at Guttman:
Our mission is to create an all-inclusive community for students with and without disabilities at Guttman. We provide students with an opportunity to network and build positive relationships. Together we also learn how to advocate, fight against preconceived notions and stigmas related to disability.
President: Eden Bishop
Avid Writers Club
Global Culture Club (Inactive)
Guttman Culture Club is the student organization arm of the Global Guttman study abroad program. The purpose of GCC is to give students who have experienced study abroad an opportunity to share their experiences with their peers, in an effort to encourage them to participate in future study abroad programs.
James Mellis (James.Mellis@guttman.cuny.edu)
Grizzly Knights ( Chess Club)
The Muslim Student Association (MSA)
The Muslim Student Association (MSA) seeks to build unity through diversity and education. The MSA aims to make Islam understood by all members of the community, both Muslim and non-Muslim;. Our goal is to challenge and break down stereotypes and misconceptions about Islam and its followers, to present Muslim issues with respect to life on campus via various Islamic events and to strive to make, raise and increase awareness of Islam and provide a safe space for all Muslim students and guests at Guttman Community College.
One More: Undocumented Student Advocacy Club
Sarina Harty (Sarina.Harty@guttman.cuny.edu)
Dana LePage (Dana.Lepage@guttman.cuny.edu)
Jessica Portilla (Jessica.Portilla@guttman.cuny.edu)
Phi Theta Kappa is the international honor society of two-year colleges. The purpose of PTK is to recognize and encourage scholarship among two-year college students. PTK provides an opportunity for the development of leadership and service for high academic achieving students. Beta Phi Gamma is the College’s chapter.
Joining Phi Theta Kappa is a great way to be recognized for your contributions to the Guttman academic community, and opens the door to opportunities for scholarship, leadership and professional development. Members can apply to more than $37 million in transfer scholarships, take part in volunteer events, become certified in leadership skills through Five Star Competitive Edge or take part in one of PTK’s many national programs. To learn more about the benefits of joining PTK, visit the PTK website or attend one of our on-campus info sessions.
Diana Zechowski (Diana.Zechowski@guttman.cuny.edu)
The Royal Grizzlies (Guttman Dance Club) - (Inactive)
The Guttman Dance Club was created in 2018 to give students with an interest in dancing and performing the opportunity to build an expressive community. The club hosts practices and performances throughout the academic year. The club aims to create a space full of creative dance and movement, bonding and fun. We welcome various levels of dance expertise. A unique aspect about the club is that even if you are not a dancer, the club offers an array of leadership roles in networking, social media organization and management, creation of music mixes and more. The dance club is currently recruiting members.
Club Advisor and Contact: Shomari Townsend (email@example.com)
S.P.A.R.K. Club (Inactive)
S.P.A.R.K., an acronym for Students Promoting Attitudes of Respect and Kindness, aims to give students that are passionate about creating a more inclusive campus community the opportunity to come together to understand differences and influence a positive environment. SPARK Club will give Guttman students an opportunity to enhance campus climate by facilitating engagement in positive behaviors that promote a sense of community and belonging. This club provides activities that are geared towards inclusion of diverse groups, increases awareness of service and volunteering, and engages in activities and programs to promote tolerance, respect and engagement.
S.P.A.R.K. was founded through research from the Office of Student Conduct. The vision was that such a group of students could provide transformational leadership and awareness to issues such as, but not limited, to the following:
- Gender Equity
- Students with Disabilities
- Cultural Sensibilities
- Religious Freedom
- S.P.A.R.K. Logo Contest
- Workshop on Friendships and Relationships
- La Carnivale
- National Teacher’s Day
- World Food Day
- Conflict Resolution Engagement
- Treat for Toys for New York Presbyterian Children’s Hospital
2019-2020 Student Exexcutives:
Samantha Singleton (President)
Maya Burgess (Vice President)
Delicia Figueroa (Treasurer)
Naomi Barrera (Secretary)