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Student organizations at NOVA offer you the opportunity to join together in governmental, cultural, political and/or special interest issues settings and to assume various leadership roles in carrying out the mission of the group.

The Differences Between a Club/Organization and Interest Group

There is a distinct difference between clubs and interest groups. The College officially recognizes clubs; Interest Groups are groups formed on a temporary basis and are not officially recognized by the College. Further clarification can be found below for the differences between clubs versus interest groups:

Clubs Can...

  • generate funds through fundraisers and donations
  • have an account through the Office of Student Activities
  • use the College name to show its affiliation with the College
  • request funding from the Office of Student Activities and the College for programs and club activities
  • reserve College facilities and utilize College resources for a variety of programming opportunities
  • be featured in various publications of the College (Student Handbook, Newspaper, etc.)

Interest Groups Cannot...

  • generate funds through fundraisers and donations
  • have a club account through the Office of Student Activities
  • use the College Name to show its affiliation with the College
  • request funding from the Office of Student Activities and the College for programs and clubs activities
  • be featured in publications of the College, BUT they can reserve College facilities for meetings only
Clubs & Organizations - Alexandria

The Office of Student Life’s goal is to enhance the overall educational experience of students through development of, exposure to, and engagement in programs and activities that facilitate the growth of the whole student.  These activities could be intellectual, social, recreational, cultural, multicultural and spiritual in nature. Program offerings pertain to leadership, governance, community service, healthy lifestyles and organizational development.

Contact and Hours:

Bisdorf Building, Room 134
3000 Dawes Avenue
Alexandria, VA 22311
Phone: 703.933.6218
Monday – Thursday 8:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Friday 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Email: alstudentlife@nvcc.edu

Clubs & Organizations - Annandale

Every student at the Annandale Campus has the potential and opportunity to become a student leader. There are many benefits to becoming involved in student leadership. In addition to learning more about yourself, your strengths and interests, you gain valuable skills. The friendships you develop, working together as a team on projects and goals, often remain long after graduation. The satisfaction of working as a team toward a common goal and knowing that you have made a positive contribution to your community is huge. 

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Clubs & Organizations - Loudoun

Every student at the Loudoun Campus has the potential and opportunity to become a student leader. There are many benefits to becoming involved in student leadership. In addition to learning more about yourself, your strengths and interests, you gain valuable skills. The friendships you develop, working together as a team on projects and goals, often remain long after graduation. The satisfaction of working as a team toward a common goal and knowing that you have made a positive contribution to your community is huge. 

Organizations may be established within the College for any legal purpose. For information on the procedures for establishing official clubs and organizations contact the Student Life Office at 703.450.2616.

Clubs & Organizations - Manassas

If you are interested in joining an organization or participating in any of the activities listed here, please visit Marcie Schreibman's office in Howsmon Hall, room 108A. For more information, contact Marcie Schreibman at 703.257.6665.

There are many opportunities for involvement at the Manassas campus. By getting involved at NOVA, students develop invaluable leadership skills and friendships that will last beyond graduation.

Clubs & Organizations – Medical

Every student at the Medical Education Campus has the potential and opportunity to become a student leader. There are many benefits to becoming involved in student leadership. In addition to learning more about yourself, your strengths and interests, you gain valuable skills. The friendships you develop, working together as a team on projects and goals, often remain long after graduation. The satisfaction of working as a team toward a common goal and knowing that you have made a positive contribution to your community is huge. 

Clubs, Organizations and Interest Groups

Dental Hygiene Club (DNH)
Advisor: Dawn Southerly, dpsoutherly@nvcc.edu

Diagnostic Imaging Club (RAD)
Advisor: Jarice Risper, jrisper@nvcc.edu

Emergency Medical Services Club (EMS)
Advisor: Kathleen Deal, kdeal@nvcc.edu

Health Information Management Leaders of Tomorrow (HIMLOT)
Advisor: Toni Jackman, tjackman@nvcc.edu

Medical Laboratory Technology (MeLT) Club
Advisor: Stefanie Thompson, mthompson@nvcc.edu

Nurses Student Association (NSA)
Advisor: Kenya Fluellen kfluellen@nvcc.edu

Phi Theta Kappa, Beta Nu Psi Chapter (PTK)
Advisor: Maria Nieto-Shahsavarian, mnietoshahs@nvcc.edu
Co-advisor: Patricia Martin-Mattocks, pmartinmattocks@nvcc.edu

Physical Therapist Assistant Society (PTA)
Advisor: Patty Ottavio. pottavio@nvcc.edu

Respiratory Care Practitioners Student Association (RTH)
Advisor: Terry Clark, tclark@nvcc.edu

Student Occupational Therapy Association (OTA)
Advisor: Megan Cook, megancook@nvcc.edu

What Is the Difference Between a Club or Organization and an Interest Group?

There is a distinct difference between clubs and interest groups. The College officially recognizes clubs; Interest Groups are groups formed on a temporary basis and are not officially recognized by the College. Further clarification can be found below for the differences between clubs versus interest groups:

Clubs Can ...

  • generate funds through fundraisers and donations
  • have an account through the Office of Student Activities
  • use the College name to show its affiliation with the College
  • request funding from the Office of Student Activities and the College for programs and club activities
  • reserve College facilities and utilize College resources for a variety of programming opportunities
  • be featured in various publications of the College (Student Handbook, Newspaper, etc.)

Interest Groups Cannot...

  • generate funds through fundraisers and donations
  • have a club account through the Office of Student Activities
  • use the College Name to show its affiliation with the College
  • request funding from the Office of Student Activities and the College for programs and clubs activities
  • be featured in publications of the College, BUT they can reserve College facilities for meetings only
Clubs & Organizations - Woodbridge

The Campus Student Activities Office works with students, faculty and staff to coordinate activities and events, which integrate social, cultural and recreational experiences into the collegiate experience. It also handles leadership development -- encouraging students to become active members of the campus community. In addition to assisting student clubs and publications, the Student Activities Office works with individual students, informal groups, faculty and staff to develop new activities and services to meet the needs of our diverse student body.

The Student Activities Office coordinates a variety of programs and activities, ranging from cultural programs and events to special workshops, lectures and special interest activities. If you are interested in joining an organization or participating in any of the on-campus events/activities, please stop by the Office of Student Activities, Seefeldt Building (WC), Room 158 or call 703.878.5729.

Black Student Alliance: BSA members work to foster understanding of their culture and heritage in the campus community as well as sponsor programs, events, activities, and raise funds for charities and other organizations.
Advisor: Lando Lowe llowe@nvcc.edu

Christian Student Union: Is a Christian outreach and fellowship organization for students on campus.
Advisor: Donna Clark dclark@nvcc.edu

Circle K International: CKI is an international collegiate service organization that promotes service, leadership, and fellowship. With over 13,250 members, it is the largest collegiate service organization of its kind in the world.
Advisor: Rommel Aguilar raguilarcardenas@nvcc.edu

Criminal Justice Club: Promotes professional, academic, and public awareness of criminal justice studies. Promotes professional attitudes and supports students of the ADJ degree program, encouraging academic excellence and integrity for those who seek to join.
Advisors: Kim Crawford kcrawford@nvcc.edu, Lisa Riggleman lriggleman@nvcc.edu, Dennis Staszak dstaszak@nvcc.edu

Filmmaking Club: Promotes filmmaking and photography at NOVA by bringing together filmmakers, actors, musicians, art designers, prop-makers, editors and all kinds of creative folks who share a passion for making movies.
Advisors: Bryan Brown babrown@nvcc.edu, Chris Stallings cstallings@nvcc.edu

Gaming Club: Is a social interest group whose primary objectives include meeting other students who share similar interests in all kinds of gaming, and to encourage an atmosphere of friendly, competitive gaming.
Advisor: Chris Arra carra@nvcc.edu

Go Green: Strives to raise awareness, education, and grassroots leadership for all on the Woodbridge Campus concerning Green practices and opportunities.
Advisors: Missy Nystrom mnystrom@nvcc.edu, Jennifer Taylor jjtaylor@nvcc.edu

Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Club: LGBT Club is for people of all genders, sexualities, orientations, and expressions. Our goal is to provide a confidential and safe space by promoting education and resources and fostering respect for diversity.
Advisor: Kelly Cochran kcochran@nvcc.edu

Muslim Student Association: Is a Muslim outreach and fellowship organization for students on campus.
Advisors: TBA

Phi Theta Kappa: PTK recognizes and encourages scholarship among community and students, provides leadership training, and promotes an interchange of ideas and ideals. Members are listed on the National Dean’s list and are often eligible for transfer scholarships.
Advisor: Theana Kastens tkastens@nvcc.edu

Student Government Association: The SGA represents the rights, welfare and interests of the campus student body to the campus administration. Officers support and promote activities to improve the quality of student life through supporting student organizations, relaying student concerns, and assisting in the implementation of solutions in cooperation with campus administration.
Advisor: Tamaica Jackson tjackson@nvcc.edu, Christal Edwards cmedwards@nvcc.edu

Students for Sensible Drug Policy: SSDP is part of an international grassroots network of students who are concerned about the impact drug abuse has on our communities. It empowers students to participate in the political process, pushing for sensible policies for a safer and more just future.
Advisor: TBA

Tutors Club: Tutors Club hosts workshops, hold fundraisers, attend conferences, volunteer tutoring hours, and support Academic Assistance Services at the Woodbridge Campus. Tutors Club seeks enthusiastic students with a desire to help.
Advisors: Emily Hodkinson ehodkinson@nvcc.edu, Chris Stallings cstallings@nvcc.edu

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