Cultural events, cookouts, clubs, community and college service projects, performances, trips abroad and lectures are examples of extracurricular activities planned and coordinated by the student activities department. Events such as these are designed to enrich and enhance the students’ academic experiences.
All Christians Together in Service (ACTS) – Sponsor: Barry Neville
The All Christians Together in Service (ACTS) organization is a non-denominational, Christian-based organization. The ACTS statement of faith is as follows: To support the body of believers at the Eastern Shore Community College and to further the cause of Christ by performing outreach on campus as well as throughout the Eastern Shore community. For more information contact Barry Neville.
The Electronics Club (TEC) – Sponsor: John Floyd
The Electronics Club (TEC) is a scholastic organization created with the purpose of enhancing regular curricular offerings. Extracurricular activities, service learning projects and peer interaction are used to advance member knowledge and cultivate an appreciation of technology. Membership is open to any student that maintains a GPA of 2.5 or greater. For more information contact John Floyd.
The French Club – Sponsor: Odile Duffman
The purpose of this club is to unite students who share a common interest in the French and Francophone languages and cultures and who wish to learn more about the Francophone world outside the classroom. The club provides opportunities for students to meet others who share like interests in the Francophone cultures and to practice speaking French in a relaxed and social atmosphere. Contact Odile Duffman at 757.789.1789.
The Arts Club – Sponsor: Emily Moore
The ESCC Arts Club consists of students and other members of the college community who meet to share their writings and discuss ways to improve them. The group meets twice a month at the college and may also attend local writing conferences and events. Contact Emily Moore.
Allied Health HOSA (Health Occupations Students of America), Virginia Chapter – Sponsor: Elizabeth Perry
This organization is a group of students enrolled in pre-career and career Health and Medical Sciences programs. It provides programs and activities which develop physical, mental, and social well-being, leadership, character, respect for the dignity of work, and citizenship. It also strives to develop self-actualization of each member. Contact Elizabeth Perry.
Health Occupations Students of America- Sponsor: Linda Pruitt
The Health Occupations Students of America organization is a state and national vocational club for secondary and postsecondary students in health occupations such as vocational nurse aide program, practical nursing, EMT, vet assistant, dental assistant, etc. The group sponsors state and national level competitions in the various vocational areas in addition to leadership competitions. Career readiness is promoted via public speaking, resume preparation, and job interviewing. Contact Linda Pruitt.
Phi Beta Lambda (PBL)
The purpose of Phi Beta Lambda is to provide opportunities for post-secondary and college students to develop vocational competencies for business and office occupations and business teacher education. Phi Beta Lambda is an integral part of the instructional program and, in addition, promotes a sense of civic and personal responsibility.
Phi Theta Kappa is a national honor society for two-year colleges, which recognizes scholarship among associate degree students. In addition, it provides opportunities for leadership, service and fellowship. To become a member, a student must, be enrolled in a regionally accredited institution offering an associate degree program, have accumulated full-time status (at least 12 hours) in courses leading to an associate degree, have established a grade point average of 3.20, and be of good moral character and possess recognized qualities of citizenship. Contact Robin Rich-Coates.
The Green Club – Sponsor: Mike Murphy
The purpose of this club is to educate and promote recycling and living in a healthy, green environment. Contact Mike Murphy.
SNAP Photography Club – Sponsor: Kentoya Garcia
For photography lovers! This club covers campus events, presents photography exhibits, hosts photography contests and goes on trips together to take pictures. Contact Kentoya Garcia.
The Chess Club – Sponsor: Christina Duffman
The Chess Club is meant to provide sportiveness and friendly competition among ESCC students, faculty members, and members of the overall community. Each member shall be dedicated to the idea behind the organization: to extend altruism to the community and be welcoming to anyone wishing to join. The purpose of its meetings is to share in the art of playing chess, a strategic game that promotes critical thinking. Contact Christina Duffman.
We the Community – Sponsor: Chevelle Mason
This organization is committed to assisting the community at large. The organization accomplishes its mission by providing friendship, fellowship, and service opportunities. Contact Chevelle Mason.
Women Empowering Women in Need (We WiN) – Sponsor: Camesha Handy
The purpose of WE WiN is to bring women together to discuss the issues that affect them; to participate in socially, mentally, emotionally, and academically uplifting events and activities; to expose women to diverse cultures and societies for their spiritual, mental, emotional, and physical empowerment; to teach women professional skills that will enable them to use those skills after they complete a degree or certificate program, and to collectively develop solutions to the problems women face. Additionally, there are guest speakers and team building activities geared to empower women. Contact Camesha Handy.
Student Government Association (SGA) – Sponsor: Ashley Antunes
The Student Government Association (SGA) is the official representative of the student body. All credit students may participate in SGA elections. Full-time and part-time students with grade point averages of 2.50 or higher are eligible to run for office (up to two part-time students may serve). The SGA organizes most of the student activities at the College, recommends student representation on major College committees, and consults with College officials on matters of concern to the student body. Contact Ashley Antunes.