Student Life and Activities
Through participating in various programs, events or organizations, students will receive a well-rounded college experience, as well as a variety of opportunities to interact with other students and the College community. The Office of Student Life and Activities oversees cultural, educational, recreational and social events for all Camden County College students and is headed by Dr. James Canonica, Executive Dean of Enrollment and Student Services. Day-to-day operations are managed by Jacqueline Tenuto, the Assistant to the Executive Dean. The office secretary is Renee’ Pollard. The Student Life and Activities Office is located in the Otto R. Mauke Community Center, Room 200, (856) 227-7200, ext. 4282.
At the Camden City Campus, Theresa Smith, the Dean of Enrollment and Student Services, serves as the on-site coordinator of student activities. James Canonica, Theresa Smith and Jackie Tenuto collaborate in advising the Student Activities Board, which helps with the planning of sponsored activities. Jackie Tenuto also works the Rohrer Center’s Office of Campus Services to schedule student activities and events in Cherry Hill.
Student Government Association
The Student Government Association (SGA) is the component of student life that represents students in governance matters. All students enrolled in credit courses at Camden County College are eligible to participate in the association. The College allocates money from general service fees to fund the various student clubs, events and activities.
It is the function of the SGA to make recommendations for (1) apportionment of funds among the various clubs, organizations and activities; (2) rules and regulations concerning the conduct of the student body; (3) policies affecting student life. Through SGA, students are able to express their concerns on matters directly related to them and the College, to generate school spirit and to encourage student participation in college life. The Student Government Association elected positions are: President;Vice President; Treasurer; Secretary and Treasurer,Camden Campus Executive Officer, Rohrer Campus Executive Officer..
Clubs, Organizations & Honor Societies
Each year clubs, organizations and honor societies may be authorized by Camden County College (CCC). The objective of these recognized groups is to provide opportunities for student leadership and extra-curricular activity. Clubs/organizations are categorized as academic, service or social/cultural. The particular groups that are available each academic year will vary in response to the interests of the student body, funding allocations, etc.
Some clubs meet exclusively at the Blackwood Campus and others exclusively at the Camden City Campus, but all activities may be joined by students enrolled in credit courses at any of the College’s locations. Because many CCC students work and/or are raising families, the Office of Student Life and Activities sponsors a variety of events and activities to appeal to a wide range of student interests, without respect to membership in a particular club, organization or honor society. Students may decide which general events/activities they would like to participate in, as the event/activity is announced. Students who wish to participate in a club must complete a Club Membership Form and submit it to the Office of Student Life and Activities by October 1 for the fall term and by February 1 for spring. The Club Membership Form is available on the Student Life and Activities Office Web page, as well as in the Student Life and Activities office. Honor society membership is selective, based on meeting certain GPA requirements and requires payment of a membership fee. Interested students should contact the honor society advisor or the office of the related academic dean.
Because Camden County College is a public institution it does not advance the mission or philosophy of any particular religious group but is ecumenical in its approach to religious beliefs. Accordingly, the College does not assign or schedule its rooms or spaces for the purposes of worship or prayer by student groups representing any particular religious affiliation. Recognized, authorized student clubs or organizations can schedule rooms for meetings according to College procedures. Students who seek a quiet place on campus for prayer or contemplation can gather in a classroom that is not being used, provided they do not disrupt activities in nearby classrooms and they leave the room when it is required for a scheduled class or activity.
How to Join a Club
Club/organization membership is open to all students enrolled in credit courses at any of the three College locations. Students desiring to join a club must complete and submit a Club Membership Form to the Office of Student Life and Activities by October 1 for the fall semester or by February 1 for the spring semester. In order for a club to be activated, at least 15 students must join and participate. Member lists will be authenticated by the Office of Student Life and Activities. Every club must submit a schedule of meeting dates, goals for the academic year and a summary of how they will use allocated funds related to the expressed goals. Spending will be authorized after review by the dean of students. Questions should be addressed to Jackie Tenuto, Assistant to the Executive Dean of Enrollment and Student Services. The Office of Student Life and Activities is located in the Otto R. Mauke Community Center, Room 200, (856) 227-7200, ext. 4282.
How to Request Formation of a New Club
A student desiring to formulate a new student club must complete a New Club Request Form, which includes a statement of the purpose of the club and at least fifteen (15) Club Membership Interest Forms from properly enrolled students. Club/ organization membership is open to all students enrolled in credit courses at any of the three College locations. Completed forms must be submitted to the Office of Student Life and Activities by October 1 for the fall semester or by February 1 for the spring semester. If the new club is recommended by Student Government Association (SGA) and approved by the Executive Dean of Enrollment and Student Services, the club will be activated. The student who files the request form will be notified in writing of the disposition of the request. The newly activated club must submit a schedule of meeting dates, goals for the academic year and a summary of how they will use allocated funds related to the expressed goals. Spending will be authorized after review by the Executive Dean of Enrollment and Student Services. Questions should be addressed to Jackie Tenuto, Assistant to the Executive Dean of Enrollment and Student Services. The Office of Student Life and Activities is located in the Otto R. Mauke Community Center, Room 200, (856) 227-7200, ext. 4282.
Decisions about the formation of new clubs or the re-activation of previously existing clubs will be made annually based on several factors, including available funding, student interest, availability of desired activities in other formats, etc. A rationale for the denial will be provided to the student making the request.