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 clubs@cpcc.edu.

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.

  • Enactus (Central Campus)

    Enactus is an international nonprofit organization active on more than 1,400 university campuses in 48 countries that brings together student, academic, and business leaders who are committed to using the power of entrepreneurial action to improve the quality of life and standard of living for people in need. Enactus teams create economic opportunities in their communities by organizing outreach projects that focus on market economics, entrepreneurship, personal financial success skills, and business ethics. Interested students should complete a MyEnactus application form (PDF) and return it to Mike Grier, faculty advisor.

    Contact: Mike Grier (mike.grier@cpcc.edu) or Alexander Pineres (alexander.pineres@cpcc.edu)

    My Enactus QC

    My Enactus QC is the name of the Enactus club at Central Piedmont and is designed as a natural extension of your academic activities for a more enhanced learning process. Our purpose is to enable progress through entrepreneurial action. Participating students approach their education with a greater sense of ownership and purpose. Guided by academic advisors and business experts, the student leaders of My Enactus QC create and implement community empowerment projects around the globe. The experience not only transforms lives, it helps students develop the kind of talent and perspective that are essential to leadership in an ever-more complicated and challenging world. My Enactus QC helps students: 

    • develop their entrepreneurial talent and perspective
    • connect with employers
    • make a difference in their communities
    • develop a global mindset

    College and university Enactus chapters have an opportunity to compete annually in a series of regional and national competitions. Competitions are dramatic, energy-filled events where teams showcase the collective impact of their community outreach efforts and how students are transforming lives and enabling progress through entrepreneurial action. Students present their projects and are evaluated by business leaders serving as judges who rank them on how successful they were at using business concepts to improve the quality of life and standard of living for those in need. The winning team of these national competitions is named the Enactus United States National Champion and is invited to represent the United States at the prestigious Enactus World Cup to experience excellence in competition, collaboration, and celebration.

    Walmart Women's Economic Empowerment Partner Project with The Sycamore Project

    The Sycamore Project is operated by a woman who, while extensively trained in the arts, has struggled with fundamental and key business concepts. This has so far led to an inability to gain secure footing for the organization of which she is in charge to ensure that the excellent work that is done in the community continues. The successful empowerment of this entrepreneur will have a significant ripple effect in enhancing the quality of life of people she serves in the community.

    Project Concept

    The Sycamore Project provides dance, theater and film arts education primarily to youth in underserved communities and adults. The organization, which is headed by an arts trained female, has encountered difficulty with sustainability. While very well versed in the arts it is felt that the lack of sustainability is due to a lack of business and organizational skills. The project concept is to make the Sycamore Project sustainable.

    Project Execution

    The objective will be to infuse basic business and economic concepts and practices into the organization in an effort to re-direct it from one that operates from project to project to an ongoing operational design.

    The Harvey Cummings Project

    Harvey Cummings has compiled and employed a band (company) to run business as The Harvey Cummings Project. He has booked numerous events and related contracts since 2007. Harvey, a young entrepreneur has been stifled by an inability to engage sound managerial and accounting processes to ensure that his abilities and contracted employees can accomplish more with their company in the local and national music industry. Harvey Cummings II teaches free classes for students at local CMS schools and volunteers with his band by providing entertainment at community events. Successfully empowering this small business, The Harvey Cummings Project, will significantly enhance the lives of the company and all of the patrons and community members it serves. There will be nothing that prevents us from following up with our contact for this project as needed.

    Project Concept

    The Harvey Project provides live music of multiple genres for corporate events such as for the Carolina Panthers, the Congressional Black Congress and NASCAR to name a few. The band volunteers their time and talent to youth that would not otherwise have the opportunity to learn music, and in underserved communities. The organization is run by a classically trained with a dual degree yet has encountered difficulty with sustaining the business skills required for longevity in the industry. The project concept is to make the Harvey Cummings Project sustainable by implementing sound business and accounting practices and marketing efforts.

    Project Execution

    Anticipated measurable outcomes:

    • a consistent established process for documenting accounting and contracts
    • established processes to document media and marketing
    • a calendar of events routinely updated and placed with various media outlets
  • International Game Developers Association - Academic (IGDA Academic) (Central Campus)

    The International Game Developers Association - Academic (IGDA Academic) consists of students interested in computers and computer programming. This group participates in national and regional competitions with other college students and are often volunteers in the community, providing their expert skills to local non-profits and schools.

    Contact: Perry Courter (perry.courter@cpcc.edu) or Michael Pliaconis (michael.pliaconis@cpcc.edu)

  • Model United Nations (Model UN or MUN) (Central and Levine Campuses)

    Model United Nations is a student organization that aims to educate student about current events, topics in international relations, diplomacy, and the United Nations agenda. Students 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 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.

    Model UN club meets weekly:

    • Levine Campus: Friday, 1 —2 p.m., Levine II Building, Room 1307
    • Central Campus: Monday, 2:45 — 3:45 p.m., Levine IT Building, Room 4137

    For more information, visit our Model United Nations Club Website or email our faculty advisors:

  • Skills USA - Automotive (Merancas Campus)

    The Skills USA - Automotive works to enhance members' skill set through extra curricular activities designed to advance automotive diagnostic and repair expertise.

    Contact: Casey Smith (casey.smith@cpcc.edu)

Special Interests Clubs and Organizations

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

  • African Student Association (Central Campus)

    The African Student Association celebrates the history and culture of Africa with students representing many African countries.

    Contact: Loretta Evivie (loretta.evivie@cpcc.edu) or Tony Emetu (tony.emetu@cpcc.edu)

  • Campus Activities Board (CAB) (Harper and Levine Campuses)

    The Campus Activities Board (CAB), a student-run organization, offers students an opportunity to plan and create social, cultural, educational, and recreational activities and events for the campus community. CAB members also support campus Student Life staff with various initiatives.

  • Central Piedmont Historical Association (Cato Campus)

    The Central Piedmont Historical Association is a group of students who enjoy learning about history. The club 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 in the Cato III Building, Room 223, on Thursdays from 2 to 3 p.m

    Contact: Hugh Dussek

    Central Piedmont Historical Association (CPHA) Constitution

    Article I: Name

    The organization shall be called the Central Piedmont Historical Association (CPHA).

    Article II: Purpose

    The purpose of the CPHA is to learn, share and experience history together. The CPHA aims to:

    1. make history fun, relevant and exciting
    2. foster professional and academic opportunities in history
    3. organize field trips, movies, presentations, events and service to the community
    4. promote civic engagement about historical topics
    Article III: Membership
    1. Membership of the CPHA is open to all Central Piedmont Community College students.
    2. The Secretary shall record the names of members of the CPHA.
    3. There are no dues for membership in the CPHA.
    4. Members of the CPHA should follow the student code of conduct at Central Piedmont.
    5. The CPHA is committed to non-discrimination and equal opportunities in its admissions, educational programs, activities and employment regardless of race, color, creed, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, age, disability or status as a disabled or Vietnam-era veteran and shall take action necessary to ensure non-discrimination.
    Article IV: Officers

    The officers shall be: President, Vice President, Secretary, and Treasurer.

    1. The officers shall be elected by a plurality of the votes cast at the annual election meeting. They shall take office on the first day of school in the fall and serve for one year.

    2. All members of the CPHA are eligible to be an officer.

    3. The term of office for officers shall be one year starting in the fall semester.

    4. Responsibilities or Duties:

    a. The President is the principal officer and is responsible for leading the CPHA and managing its activities in accordance with the policies and procedures of this Constitution.

    b. The Vice President shall preside at meetings in the absence of the President, assist the President in the management of the CPHA, and perform other duties that may be assigned by the President.

    c. The Secretary shall keep the minutes of all CPHA meetings. Other duties of the Secretary include:

    i. Maintaining the records of the CPHA.

    ii. Maintaining the membership list of the CPHA

    iii. Communicating with the membership of the CPHA

    iv. Submission of any proposed amendment to this Constitution to the CPHA membership before a vote.

    v. Perform other duties as assigned by the President.

    d. The Treasurer shall maintain the CPHA's financial affairs and records. Duties of the Treasurer also shall include:

    i. Perform other duties as assigned by the President.

    5. Impeachment: Officers of the CPHA may be removed from office by a plurality of votes cast at a regularly constituted meeting of the CPHA membership. Notice of the impeachment must be made to the CPHA membership prior to the meeting.

    6. Executive Committee: The President, Vice President, Secretary and Treasurer comprise the Executive Committee.

    7. Vacancies: Vacancies resulting from the resignation or impeachment of an officer will be filled by the holding of an ad hoc election. The election will be held at the first regular meeting following the Secretary's receipt of the resignation.

    Article V. Faculty Advisor

    The Faculty Advisor for the CPHA shall be a faculty member from the Central Piedmont Behavioral and Social Sciences Division.

    Article VI: Meetings

    1. The meetings of the CPHA shall be conducted periodically during the spring and fall semesters and at such times as decided by the Executive Committee.

    2. The number of meetings of the CPHA per term will be decided by the Executive Committee.

    3. A general meeting shall be held in the spring and fall semester. At the general meeting, the Secretary and Treasurer each shall present any required reports. Also, the election of the officers shall be held.

    4. Email notices of all meetings shall be distributed to all members at least one week prior to any meeting.

    5. A special meeting of the CPHA can be called by any member of the Executive Committee or the Faculty Advisor.

    6. A quorum consists of three members of the Executive Committee.

    Article VII: Committees

    1. The Executive Committee can set up sub committees for specific designated purposes and periods of time.

    2. The constitution of sub committees will be designated by the Executive Committee.

    Article VIII: Voting

    1. A majority of votes will suffice for legislation of the CPHA to be enacted.

    2. All members of the CPHA may vote for legislation for the CPHA.

    Article IX: Method of Amending Constitution

    1. Four weeks notice by email is required for motions to amend the Constitution of the CPHA. Motions to amend the Constitution must be made during the spring or fall semesters. All members of the CPHA may vote in a regularly constituted meeting to amend the Constitution.

    2. A majority of the CPHA members and the approval of a quorum of the Executive Committee and the Faculty Advisor are required to amend the Constitution.

  • Central Piedmont Volleyball Club (Central Campus)

    The Central Piedmont Volleyball Club provides a platform for camaraderie in the college community through a common interest and shared passion for the sport of volleyball.

    Contact: Justin Knoll (justin.knoll@cpcc.edu)

  • College Democrats of Central Piedmont (Levine Campus)

    The College Democrats of Central Piedmont engages students in politics and the world around them, discussing democratic ideals and encouraging civic responsibility.

    Contact: Nathan Wood (nathan.wood@cpcc.edu) or Sheri Khan (sheri.khan@cpcc.edu)

  • Collegiate Recovery Community (CRC) (Central Campus)

    The Collegiate Recovery Community (CRC) is a human services technology organization for students who are in recovery from addictive disorders, including alcohol, drugs and eating disorders. Students can engage with and seek support from students fighting the same battles, as well as have access to supportive faculty and staff members on our campuses. The organization is designed to assist students with any struggles they may have in maintaining sobriety while being a successful college student.

    Contact: DeAn White (dean.white@cpcc.edu)

  • Communities in College (Central Campus)

    Communities in College serves as Central Piedmont's link to Communities in Schools. Students involved in Communities in College were involved with Communities in Schools while in high school. They work to connect to current Communities in Schools students to provide a link to support their successful transition to Central Piedmont.

    Contact: Timothy Graham (timothy.graham@cpcc.edu)

  • Creative Writing Club - Student Writers Assembled Guild (SWAG) (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. Visit the Creative Writing Club website for their schedule.

    Contact: Elizabeth West (elizabeth.west@cpcc.edu)

  • 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.

    Contact: Tom Hollis (tom.hollis@cpcc.edu)

  • Environment And Recreation Through Habitats (EARTH) (Central Campus)

    Environment And Recreation Through Habitats (EARTH) is an outdoor exploration club to inspire and appreciate interests in sustainability and the environment.

    Contact: Donald Harris (donald.harris@cpcc.edu)

  • Girls in Games (GiG) (Central Campus)

    The purpose of Girls in Games (GiG) is to help promote female presence 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.

    Contact: Ellen Makkas (ellen.makkas@cpcc.edu) or Farhad Javidi (farhad.javidi@cpcc.edu)

  • Global Student Association (Central and Harper Campuses)

    The Global Student Association is a group of students who learn about and celebrate 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. The Global Student Association also creates a sense of unity among international students and those interested in other cultures.

  • Japanese Culture Club (Levine Campus)

    The Japanese Culture Club addresses Japanese culture through a popular media called anime, also known as animation. Through the club, members will experience the different drawing styles and explore a different style of entertainment.

    Contact: Wen Yen (wen.yen@cpcc.edu)

  • Otakus (Cato Campus)

    The purpose of Otakus is to spread joy, creativity, history, and culture of Asian animations with current Central Piedmont students.

    Contact: Retha Hall (retha.hall@cpcc.edu)

  • Peer Mentor Association (Central Campus)

    The Peer Mentor Association supports the peer mentoring efforts of first-year students at Central Piedmont. They work closely with staff in Central Piedmont's First Year Experience office and help support new students by providing information, guidance, and other support.

    Contact: April Wright (april.wright@cpcc.edu)

  • Positive Communities for Women (PCW) (Central Campus)

    The purpose of Positive Communities for Women is to bring women of Central Piedmont together to empower, encourage, educate, and to grow with each other. It is a place to meet and uplift other women, support one another, and have a great time.

    Contact: Vianka Martinez-Nunez (vianka.martineznunez@cpcc.edu) or Tracey Questell (tracey.questell@cpcc.edu)

  • Pride Alliance Club (Central Campus)

    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. For more information, please visit the Pride Alliance Facebook page.

    Contact: Christy Case (christy.case@cpcc.edu) or Jessi Morton (jessi.morton@cpcc.edu)

  • Reach Out (Levine Campus)

    Reach Out is a Christian group led by Central Piedmont students that gathers together to fellowship, grow, network, and impact the community through meetings, worship, Bible studies, and outreach activities. We welcome you to join us as we serve God and aspire to answer His call.

    Contact: Cassandra Loftin

  • Rotaract Club (All Campuses)

    The Rotaract Club shares a common interest in serving their community and works to raise interest and awareness in Central Piedmont-sponsored service-learning activities like Service in Action events, Alternative Spring Break, and the Martin Luther King Jr. Challenge. Visit the Rotaract Club page for details.

  • Soccer Club (Central Campus)

    The Soccer Club is a diverse group of Central Piedmont students who come together through soccer. These Soccer Friendlies meet at Central Campus to play and watch soccer.

    Contact: Justin Knoll (justin.knoll@cpcc.edu)

  • 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.

    Contact: Tari Ham (tari.ham@cpcc.edu)

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.

  • Campus Mission (Central Campus)

    Campus Mission's goal is to provide students with the opportunity to share biblical prophecy and to conduct volunteer events. Our aim is to encourage students to grow in faith and to be active on campus. This group is affiliated with the World Mission Society Church of God.

    Contact: Citlalli Careaga (careaga.citlalli@gmail.com)

  • Christ Community Church (Merancas Campus)

    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.

    Christ Community Church meets on Wednesdays at 11 a.m.

    Contact: Michael Byrd (michaelb@ccchuntersville.com)

  • F.O.C.U.S. (Central Campus)

    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.

    F.O.C.U.S. meets every other Thursday afternoon in Overcash Center, Room 212.

    Contact: Christina Kissee (ckissee0@email.cpcc.edu)

  • The Gathering

    Be sure to check out The Gathering on the fourth Thursday of every month, where students meet at Mecklenburg Community Church for free food and awesome 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: Serve Night
    • 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.

    Contact: Lauren Shanks, Director of College Ministry (lshanks@mecklenburg.org)

  • StoneBridge Campus Fellowship (Cato Campus)

    StoneBridge Campus Fellowship creates avenues for students to experience a deeper relationship with Christ through honestly asking questions of God and seeking answers from his word. Only as we genuinely ask questions and pursue truth will we be empowered to healthy study, fellowship, prayer, service, and evangelism, all in faithful response to Christ's faithfulness towards us.

    StoneBridge Campus Fellowship meets once a week on Wednesday afternoons.

    Contact: Daniel Ellingburg (college@stonebridge.org)

  • Unity in Diversity

    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.

    Contact: Taylor Rutstein (charlotte@jysep.org)

  • University Hills College Ministry (Cato Campus)

    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.

    Contact: Bo Riley (boriley@universityhills.org)