Join a Student Group

Find a student group to join! Central Piedmont has over 50 student groups to help you get involved.

To learn more about a club, when it meets, or how to join, contact the advisor listed with that group. We do our best to ensure all student group information is accurate and available, but not every group is active every semester due to student leadership changes. For general questions, contact Student Life. 


  • Blacksmithing/Welding: Black and Tans (Harper Campus)

    Black and Tans is an off-shoot of the Central Piedmont American Welding Society (AWS) Welding Club and studies the art of blacksmithing.

    Email Jason Blanchett

  • Click Photography Club (Central Campus)

    Our club is based around a sense of unity, promoting creative growth, and sharing skills. We aim to connect with artistic individuals through photography. We have group discussions, critique sessions, and engage in group exercises to improve our photography skills. No previous experience or equipment is needed to join.

    Email Amelia Zytka

  • Creative Writing: Student Writers Assembled Guild (Levine Campus)

    Student Writers Assembled Guild (SWAG) is an open creative writing club where writers of any type or ability come together, hear works by other students, participate in helpful criticism, and grow their art through creative writing prompts and discussions. Any Central Piedmont student is welcome to join in meetings. This club meets weekly on both Central and Levine Campuses.

    Email one of the following:

    Student Writers Assembled Guild on Central Campus
    Thursdays 3:30-4:30 p.m.
    Library, Parr Center, Room 2160

  • Drama Club (Central Campus)

    The Drama Club provides an environment for current Central Piedmont students that encourages artistic growth and education of art and the art industry, supplies other avenues to show and share artistic works of current Central Piedmont students, and provides activities and services that enhance positive relationships among students, the college, and the community.

    Email James Duke 

  • Music Club (Central Campus)

    The Music Club is an inclusive environment for all music majors: you don't have to be a music major. Perform music, organize concerts, attend off-campus concerts, promote educational outreach, and more.

    Email Matt Postle

  • Visual Arts Club (Central Campus)

    The Visual Arts Club enhances appreciation of the visual arts by sponsoring campus exhibits and activities, field trips, and visiting artists.

    Email Amelia Zytka 


  • Global Student Association (Central Campus)

    The Global Student Association focuses on learning about and celebrating different cultures. The Global Student Association appreciates different languages and ways of doing things by participating in multi-cultural events and supporting students who want to study abroad.

    Email Teresa Hall

  • Model United Nations (Central Campus)

    Model United Nations aims to educate student about current events, topics in international relations, diplomacy, and the United Nations agenda. Attend conferences with students from other schools to role-play as diplomats representing a nation in a simulated session of the United Nations, such as the Security Council or the General Assembly. Student research a country, take on roles as diplomats, investigate international issues, debate, deliberate, consult, and then develop solutions to world problems. Through the MUN club, students will learn more about current world events and different cultures, problem solving skills, working with others, research, technical writing, negotiating, and public speaking. Model UN also provides the opportunity to meet people from many different places and backgrounds, make new friends, and have a lot of fun. The club also participates in on-campus events and holds fundraisers to offset the costs of attending conferences.

    You will also have the opportunity to participate in the Southern Regional Model United Nations Conference (SRMUN), where students from universities and community colleges from the southern region of the U.S. debate matters of international relevance.

    For more information, visit our Model United Nations Club Website

    Email Teresa Hall

Fitness Centers

Fitness Centers are available on Central, Levine, and Merancas Campuses. Visit the Fitness Center page for more information, including hours.

Fitness Centers

Special Interest and Support


    To empower and develop Latino men and women as leaders of character for the nation in every sector of the global economy. Students will have access to networking events, workshops, leadership opportunities, internships, and fellowships to plan for life after college.

    Email Kelly Herman

  • Careers in Science (Levine Campus)

    Careers in Science is dedicated to presenting science related career opportunities to early career talent as members will embark on informative expeditions, engage in collaborative socials, and learn from science professionals.

    Email Donald Koller

  • Collegiate Recovery Community

    The Central Piedmont Collegiate Recovery Community (CRC) provides ongoing supportive opportunities for students in recovery from addictions and mental health. This is a way to engage in positive activities, support meetings and to provide opportunities for fellowship and encouragement to help sustain the student’s recovery while in school.

    Email one of the following: 

  • Game Development/Technology: Diversity in Games (Central Campus)

    Diversity in Games promotes diversity in technology and the game development industry, respectively. This student organization will offer a safe community to connect and discuss topics of related and common interests and become a resource for advancement opportunities and self-development for the game development industry.

    Email one of the following: 

  • History Club (Cato Campus)

    Enjoy learning about history? The Central Piedmont Historical Association discusses “History in the News” and offers hands-on learning opportunities, such as historical research, historic field trips, movies, presentations, and service opportunities. The History Club meets by Webex on Wednesdays from 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. and makes trips to local historical sites.

    Email Hugh Dussek 

  • LatinX Conexion (Central Campus)

    The Conexion LatinX Student Club was founded as a community and safe space for Latinx students to be supported and feel understood. The club aims to create a place of inclusion, and for culture appreciation--to help people of different Hispanic nationalities succeed and feel represented. Collective efforts of putting together events to show appreciation of Hispanic culture, include food, dance, art, and music. Joining this club will also open the opportunity for students to gain service hours by helping the Hispanic community.

    Email Mary Daly

  • Muslim Student Association (Central Campus)

    A club for students in the Muslim faith.

    Email Alison von Briesen 

  • Native Regrowth and Beautification Club (Levine Campus)

    This club works to improve the natural beauty around the lake at the Levine Campus with the regrowth of native plants. Students, faculty, and volunteer are welcome to participate and contribute to this project.

    Email Mahmoud Gharavizadeh

  • Pride Alliance (Central and Levine Campuses)

    The Pride Alliance Club was established to provide a sense of community and support for LGBTQ+ students and their allies at Central Piedmont. Pride Alliance holds weekly meetings during the fall and spring semesters as well as hosts or participates in other social events to give students a chance to meet new friends in a safe, positive environment. Pride Alliance also promotes giving back to the community through service and outreach projects. Pride Alliance values diversity and welcomes any Central Piedmont student who would like to be a part of a great club.

    Email Carly McMinn (Central) or Brent Bagwell (Levine)

  • Service/Volunteering: Rotaract Club (All Campuses)

    Rotaract is an internationally known organization with groups across the world and throughout the state. We are a club that brings students together to exchange ideas with community leaders, develop leadership and professional skills, and have fun through community service. We provide students with opportunities to plan their own service projects and be involved in a variety of community services throughout the Charlotte area. We're always looking for students who find value in serving others and want to make an impact in our communities. Rotaract is a great opportunity for any student wishing to earn their service pin before graduation. We welcome students from any campus to attend our meetings and service projects!

    Email Clare Case

  • TRIO-Student Support Services (Central Campus)

    The purpose of TRiO Club is to integrate the talents and energy of current TRIO-SSS students and recent alumni to support and serve the college and the TRiO-SSS program and its participants.

  • Veterans: Student Veterans Club (Central Campus)

    The Central Piedmont Student Veterans Council is an organization where active duty or student veterans of all military branches can get together, provide support to one another, and assist community organizations to improve the welfare of veterans attending Central Piedmont or in our community.

    Email George Curtis

  • Green Club

    Green Club aims to create a community around a shared interest in all things green-- such as sustainability, Leave No Trace ethics in outdoor recreation, renewable energy, environmental and climate justice, stewardship, and conservation-- and the conscious commitment to upholding eco-friendly values in our everyday lives. Make friends while making a difference!

    Email Caroline Brinegar 


Become a Student Leader

Central Piedmont offers several opportunities for you to get leadership experience: join the Student Government Association (SGA), Campus Activities Board (CAB), or Emerging Student Leaders; become a student ambassador; or, start your own student club.

Student leadership opportunities

Mentoring Programs

Mentoring programs provide a structured and trusted relationship that brings you together with a caring instructor, staff member, or administrator. A mentor can offer guidance, support, and encouragement to help you overcome challenges, transition to college, and succeed.

Mentoring Programs

Get personalized, one-on-one support to accompany you through your time at Central Piedmont and beyond. Our mentoring programs include Communities in College, Man Up male and female mentoring program, the Peer Mentoring program, and the Positive Community for Women.

Get or become a mentor

Honor Societies

You are invited to join honor societies based on your academic status (like GPA).

  • Delta Alpha Pi Honor Society (Central Campus)

    Delta Alpha Pi, or DAPi, is an international honor society to recognize the achievements of students with recorded disabilities. This organization's goal is to be a source of advocacy for students to be proud of their achievements despite the difficulties presented by their disability. It also provides opportunities for students in the organization to develop skills in leadership, advocacy, and education. We take active roles in our community to both help and educate others about academic success while having a disability.

    Email one of the following: 

  • Existentialist Cafe Club (Central Campus)

    At the Existentialist Cafe, we discuss multiple topics of interest with courage, respect, and an open mind. We are committed to use philosophy as a means to know ourselves fully and make sense of the world around us.

    Email Luciano Molina

  • General: Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society for Community College Students

    Phi Theta Kappa is America's most prestigious scholarly organization for two-year colleges and the largest student organization at Central Piedmont. It is an honor to be invited to join, and we hope that you will become an active member in order to take advantage of everything we have to offer. Once you are invited, Phi Theta Kappa is easy to join, has lifetime membership, and a one-time only membership fee; once you become a member, you keep your membership as long as your GPA meets the requirements. You may be as active in the organization as you like or have time for.

    Email one of the following: 


  • Human Services Honor Society: Tau Upsilon Alpha (Central Campus)

    The Human Services Technology Club empowers and motivates students toward realization of their fullest potential and provides opportunities for them to share their talents within the human services network. The purpose of this club is to educate and provide opportunities for the professional growth and development of human services technology students. Membership is open to all currently enrolled students at any Central Piedmont campus.

    Email one of the following: 

  • Math Honor Society: Mu Alpha Theta (Central Campus)

    The purpose of Mu Alpha Theta is to promote scholarship in and enjoyment and understanding of mathematics among Central Piedmont students, as well as to provide service to the community.

    Email Cao Nguyen

  • NC Scholars of Global Distinction

  • Psychology Honor Society: Psi Beta (Central Campus)

    Psi Beta psychology honor society is the honor society for community college students in psychology. If you are interested in joining a club where topics are relatable to you, where there is a social benefit, where you can bond and support one another, then Psi Beta is for you.

    Psi Beta members have been amazing and won the Chapter Excellence Award (national organization recognition) for three years in a row (2019-2022). This is a huge accomplishment that took effort, but not an overwhelming amount of time. Instead, this is a result of members’ focus and commitment.

    Psi Beta allows students the freedom to share and learn about psychology as well as achieve goals set associated with self-development, leadership, and community-building.

    To join the larger organization as a member and serve as a club officer, there are GPA and course completion requirements. To join us casually, you only need to have passed a General Psychology course and be interested in psychology.

    Email Carole Ingram

  • Sigma Chi Eta

    Sigma Chi Eta communication honor club serves to recognize CPCC students who have taken 9 or more credit hours of communication courses and have earned a 3.0 GPA or higher. The Sigma Chi Eta designation is denoted on CPCC transcript and Sigma Chi Eta graduates are recognized at the Fall and Spring graduation ceremonies. For more info about how to apply,

    Email Karen Schwabe

    Visit Veterans Honor Society: SALUTE page.

  • Veterans Honor Society: SALUTE

    Eligibility to join SALUTE is based on GPA and veteran status.

    Email Richard Bartell

Academic Programs

If your program has a club in this list, joining that club is a great way to network and get more involved and experience in your field.