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.
Luis Gutierrez (Luis.Gutierrez@guttman.cuny.edu)
The Guttman Dance Team was created to give students with an interest in dancing and performing. This group will have various practices and performances throughout the academic year.
Club Advisor and Contact: Shomari Townsend (firstname.lastname@example.org)
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)
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.
Elizabeth Wentworth (Elizabeth.Wentworth@guttman.cuny.edu)
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
Carolee Ramsay (Carolee.Ramsay@guttman.cuny.edu)
Cassandra Barnes (Cassandra.Barnes@guttman.cuny.edu)
Daniel Collins (Daniel.Collins@guttman.cuny.edu)
2019-2020 Student Exexcutives:
Samantha Singleton (President)
Maya Burgess (Vice President)
Delicia Figueroa (Treasurer)
Naomi Barrera (Secretary)
It Only Take a SPARK: Summary of Fall Events.
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.
Krystal Liriano-Gonzalez (Krystal.Liriano-Gonzalez@guttman.cuny.edu)