Clubs and Organizations

EXPLORE Student Clubs and Organizations

Find a club to join! Central Piedmont Community College has over 70 officially-sanctioned student organizations. Student Life staff are located at each campus and love to work with our students. If you would like to be an involved student, have general questions, or would like more information about student life at any campus, contact us.

The main types of student organizations at Central Piedmont are academic/vocational, competitive curricular focus, and special interest organizations. There are also campus ministries. For more complete information on clubs, meeting times, or to ask to join, please email the advisor listed with that club.

Though we do our best to make sure that accurate information is available to students about clubs, please understand that not every student organization is active every semester. If students who were in leadership roles in previous semesters have transferred away from Central Piedmont, some student organizations may not continue to be active. If you have questions about any student organization, please contact Student Life or

For events and activities happening on all campuses, please refer to the student life calendar.

Forms for Clubs and Organizations

  • information and forms related to starting or managing a student organization

Academic/Vocational Clubs and Organizations

Student organizations with an academic focus tend to revolve their organizations around a particular area of study. This can allow student organization members to gain additional experience in their academic or vocational field.

Competitive Curricular Focus Clubs and Organizations

Student organizations with a competitive focus tend to focus on different events with other student organizations. These student organizations may be academic or vocational in nature, but tend to compete more often in various competitions.

Special Interests Clubs and Organizations

Student organizations that are special interest tend to come together to share a common interest.

Campus Ministries

Campus Ministry groups offer students opportunities to make new friends who are also seeking to grow in faith. It is an inviting opportunity where you can find support and encouragement as you work to meet your educational goals. Campus Ministry groups listed below are not supported by college or state funds, but rather supported by external affiliations. These groups have completed the necessary orientation and registration from the Office of Student Life. Other groups may be added to this list at varied times throughout the semester.

  • Unity in Diversity

    • Contact: Taylor Rutstein (
    • Unity in Diversity brings together students from all different religious, cultural, and ethnic backgrounds to discuss university spiritual concepts and collaborate to apply them to our lives through service in our communities. This campus ministry is inspired and supported by the Baha'i Faith, which believes in the oneness of all religions, people and of one God.
  • F.O.C.U.S. (Central Campus)

    • Contact: Christina Kissee (
    • Faithful. Obedient. Courage. Unity. Stability. We desire to be a campus ministry that assists students in focusing on their academics, while also focusing on maintaining a strong spiritual relationship. This group is affiliated with Zion Temple of Pentecost.
    • This group meets on Central Campus every other Thursday afternoon in OC 212.
  • The Gathering

    Be sure to check out The Gathering on the fourth Thursday of every month, where students meet at Meck's North Charlotte campus for free food and awesome guest speakers. You'll have a chance to hear a message that applies directly to your life and then break it down with others. 

    • First Thursdays: The Gathering: Squad Night
    • Second Thursdays: The Gathering: Loft Sessions
    • Third Thursdays : The Gathering: Night Out
    • Fourth Thursdays: The Gathering

    We hope to host a small group on campus for students to connect and build community within, possibly hosting fun events eventually.

  • University Hills College Ministry (Cato Campus)

    • Contact: Bo Riley (
    • University Hills College Ministry is all about Jesus and relationships. We want to help students know, enjoy, and follow Jesus through building relationships and studying the Bible. We want to help students grow in their relationship with each other by providing opportunities to hang out and bless the campus throughout the week.
    • This group meets on Cato Campus.
  • Christ Community Church (Merancas Campus)

    • Contact: Michael Byrd (
    • Christ Community Church at Central Piedmont exists to make disciples of all people for the glory of God. Our aim is to serve the campus by creating a Gospel-centered community where students can grow in their faith, enjoy meaningful relationships with one another, and live the Christian life of mission.
    • This group meets at the Merancas Campus on Wednesdays at 11 a.m.