Get Involved! Clubs and Activities at FRCC-Westminster

Front Range Community College at Westminster is full of life this semester. The student organizations are no exception. Studies have shown that campus involvement, especially for first generation college students, can be largely beneficial for success through the college experience and ultimately attaining a degree. With that said, here is a list of ways to get involved on Campus, provided by the friendly folks Student Life!

Student Organizations & Clubs

Veterans Club has traditionally been one of the most active and important groups on campus. They exist to be an educational support group surrounding veteran’s benefits, as well as issues they face. If you’re interested in participating in this group, please contact Melinda Myrick at Mylinda.Myrick@frontrange.edu or Ryan Myong at myongryan62@gmail.com. You can also check them out on Tuesdays from 1:00-2:00 pm and Wednesday 11:30-12:30 pm in the Student Organizations Center [SOC] located at C-0501.

Table-Top Gaming is another example of a group who you can say has been “on top of their game” in past semesters. This one should be no different. They essentially disregard video games and stick to board games. Generally speaking, turnout has always been in rather high numbers. Contact PJ Travin at PJ.Travin@frontrange.edu or Michelle Crane at mcreane4@student.cccs.edu if this sounds like something you may be interested in! Meetings are held on Wednesdays from 3:00-8:00 pm Wednesdays and 12:00-8:00 pm on Fridays in the SOC.

Active Minds is an award-winning international organization who is dedicated to helping and guiding students into healthier lives, as well as providing mental health resources. There are a total of 419 chapters throughout the United States, as well as many chapters abroad in countries such as Canada, Australia, and Ecuador. Front Range Community College-Westminster’s chapter is one of five total in the state of Colorado. To get involved contact Tracy Carreon at TracyCarreon@gmail.com or Allyicia Ramirez at Allyiciaramirez@AOL.com. You can also check out their meetings on Wednesdays from 1:00-2:00 pm in the SOC.

Student Nurses Association (SNA) is one component or a regional nursing association. SNA plans both educational and social events. The sole purpose of this organization is to enhance the campus experience of nursing students at Front Range Community College. If you’re a nursing student and this sounds appealing, contact Anna Jordan-Helser at Anna.Jordan@frontrange.edu or April Coronel at Jbishard@Student.cccs.edu for more information.

Nursing Class Officers meet up in order to plan, organize, and conduct the pinning ceremony. For each semester’s graduating class, there is a set of officers. Once again, Anna Jordan-Helser is a main point of contact. Her email is Anna.Jordan@frontrange.edu. You can also contact Pamela Hein at pammiehein@yahoo.com.

Astronomy Club is an entity which provides curious students knowledge of astronomy via speaker events, discussions, and activities. If interested in joining, contact Lindsay Rocks at Lindsay.Rock@frontrange.edu.

The Science Club exists for those who have an appreciation for any scientific field. Focusing on educating, social networking with others with a passion for science, and help develop individual growth for students with a future career in scientific fields. If this sounds like something you may be interested in, contact Anjali Vaidya at Anjali.Vaidya@frontrange.edu or Alexandra Parker at Aparker75@student.cccs.edu. You can also check out their meetings on Thursdays from 11:00 am – 12:00 pm in the Student Organization Center [SOC], located at C-0501.

Environmental Science Club is an entity whose mission is to making our campus and local community as eco-friendly as possible. They have a variety of projects and events dedicated to recycling, water and energy conservation, and overall sustainability. Contact Max Miller at Max.Miller@frontrange.edu or John Jerden at jjerden@student.cccs.edu for more information. You can also check out a meeting of theirs any given Friday from 11:00 am – 12:00 pm in the Student Organization center [SOC], located at C-0501 across the hall from Student Life.

The Front Page is the campus newspaper. Our job is to deliver news relevant to our campus, as well as our local community. We also touch on topics varying from learning resources to local politics to advice from professors; going out of our way to engage with our readers as much as possible. If you have any inquiries or maybe a piece you feel you’d like to contribute, feel free to contact our editor, Alex Liethen, at frontpage@frontrange.edu.

The Writing Club essentially focuses on all aspects of writing, and is inclusive to both creative and technical writers. They get together and share writing, provide critique, and give feedback to writers who are members. For more information, contact Melinda Myrick at Mylinda.Myrick@frontrange.edu or Ryan Myong at myongryan62@gmail.com. You can also check them out for their bi-weekly Wednesday meetings from 2:00-3:00 pm in the small conference room, C-0302.

Music Club engages in discussion surrounding the topic of music, shares music with one another, and holds deep appreciation for the passions and stories behind music. If interested, contact Kevin Garry at Kevin.Gary@frontrange.edu or Anastasia Bayer at ABayer2@student.cccs.edu.

Honor Society & Leadership Opportunities

Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) is an international honor society for two-year colleges. If you have a GPA of 3.5 or higher and a completion of at least 12 post-secondary credits, you may be interested in checking out our Alpha Mu Psi chapter of the society. Members of PTK promote the $90 million in scholarship opportunities, leadership, fellowship, service, and campus involvement. The $90 membership fee goes towards chapter events, conferences, and scholarships! Contact Michelle Mediros at michelle.mediros@frontrange.edu or Britanny Straub Straubbrittany@gmail.com for more information!

Student Government Association is essentially the liaison between the student body and the campus administration; also representing our student’s best interests. Each member is voted into the organization by their peers. If interested in contacting them for questions, concerns, or participation, contact Jessica Jurgella at jessica.jergella@frontrange.edu or Sierra Ackerman at sackerman8@student.cccs.edu. You can also see what they’re all about at their weekly meetings on Mondays from 4:00-5:00 pm in the Student Organization Center [SOC].

The National Society of Leadership and Success (NSLS) aims to strengthen student’s leadership skills through leadership training days (LTD), speaker broadcasts, networking exercises, etc. Must have a GPA of at least 2.5, and have completed one credit hour. A one-time fee of $85 is required to join, though you can begin taking steps towards induction at any time. For more information, contact Dan Balski at Dan.Balski@frontrange.edu or Jessica Tenney at jessica.tenney@frontrange.edu.

 

If there doesn’t happen to be anything that fits your taste, contact your Student Coordinator of Involvement, Dave Southard, and start your own group! His email is David.Southard@frontrange.edu and phone is (303) 404-5130. You can also stop by the Student Organization Center in office C-0503 and speak to one of the coordinators in person.

As you can see, Front Range Community College at Westminster is full of life. Whether you’re a nursing student, an aspiring scientist or an undiscovered artist–there is something on this campus to match your taste! There also are resources available for those who don’t see something existing on campus that they feel should be. Either way, we can establish by now that it is beneficial to get involved. So what are you waiting for?

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