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Student Activities and Clubs

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Welcome to Student Activities

Balance your classroom time with other enjoyable activities by participating in student government and cultural, social, intellectual and recreational clubs and programs both on and off campus. Join social and academic communities that interest you!

See all the events happening on campus.

Visit the Student Activities Office on the 5th floor of the Joseph V. Cistulli Student Center in Room S514.



Karen Blake, MBA
Director of Student Activities

Alberta Thompson
Office Assistant

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Student Clubs 


Clubs are a way for students to connect with other students on campus that share similar interests. Being part of a club is a great way to find a place to belong and have fun on campus. Contact a club advisor below for meeting times.

NVCC Clubs

Nothing here that interests you?

Forming your own club is simple! If you would like to start a new club download, Initiating a New Student Club Packet, fill it out and return to the Student Activities Office (S514). If you have any questions, stop by the Office of Student Activities in the Cistulli Student Center or contact Karen Blake, Director of Student Activities.

The clubs listed are supported with your Student Activities Fees under the direction of the State of Connecticut Comptroller Guidelines, NVCC Student Government Association and the Office of Student Activities.

For more information about clubs, stop by S514 or S516 or call 203-575-8229 or 203-596-2185.

Reserving Spaces

Reserving Spaces

How to reserve space for club events, fundraisers or meetings on campus

As clubs plan their activities, campus facilities, IT requirements and maintenance requests must be submitted and approved through the Office of Student Activities and then from the Office of the Registrar on the EMS System.

NOTE: Club meetings can be secured by club advisors or their secretaries in their department through the EMS System. – Approval will be secured by the Office of the Registrar to the club advisor through email, no signature is required from the Director of Student Activities.

If a club plans to host a campus event or fundraiser, the club must fill out the Student Activities Facility Approval Request Form and submit it to the Director of Student Activities along with any IT and Maintenance layout requests. No large events or fundraisers will be approved by the Office of the Registrar without the Director of Student Activities signature. See list of maps below to attach to this form for approval when event requires a setup of campus space.

  1. Café Floor Plan
  2. Atrium Floor Plan Technology Hall Level
  3. L501 Floor Plan
  4. Leever Atrium
  5. Mainstage Seating Grid
Student Government

Student Government Association (SGA)

The student governing body at the College is the Student Government Association (SGA).

Who is SGA?

The SGA comprises senators from the general student population and representatives from each recognized student club. The SGA provides an opportunity for the expression of student interests and concerns regarding the affairs of the college. This leadership body works closely with the college administration.


No previous student government leadership experience is necessary to participate in this organization. All meetings of the SGA are open to the general college population. This year's weekly SGA meetings will be held on Wednesdays in room L501 from 4-5:00 pm. Executive Officer Meetings are also held weekly. The day and time are to be determined.

Stop into the Student Activities Office room S514 for more information or contact Karen Blake.

To contact an officer of the SGA call 203-596-2185 or stop by S516.

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Tabitha Cruz
SGA President


Ana Cruz

Ana Cruz
SGA Vice President

Abigail Ramirez
SGA Treasurer

Abimelec Salgado.

Abimelec Salgado
SGA Secretary

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SGA Senator & Officers Positions

Job descriptions and positions of Student Government Association

Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteer Opportunities

Acts 4 Ministry

Overview: Acts 4 Ministry is a non-denominational, tax exempt 501 (c)(3) charitable organization that supports the needs of low income families and individuals in the greater Waterbury area through the collection and distribution of re-usable clothing and furniture. Volunteer to help the ministry in whatever capacity is needed. There are opportunities to serve at various events throughout the year.


Habitat for Humanity

Overview: Help make a difference to end poverty housing in Waterbury.

Kate Clarke
203-596-0014 (to leave a message)

Jane Doe no More

Overview: Participate in or help organize an event, volunteer at the office or share your expertise in the fight to support women who are victims of sexual assault.

Nora J. Mason

Living in Safe Alternatives, Inc. (LISA)

Overview: The Connections Mentor Program is the first in the state of Connecticut within the P.A.S.S. group homes to serve as a volunteer based mentoring program for our girls. The goals of the Connections Mentor Program are to establish long-term relationships with our girls and members of the broader community.

Jillian Carroll, M.S., L.P.C.

Special Wishes, Inc.

Sue Ponton


Overview:  Starbase is a 20-year old, nationwide program to promote academic achievement and career interest in the STEM fields (Science/Technology/Engineering/Math) for fifth-graders.  Located on campus in Founders’ Hall Annex, we offer a series of one-week experiences to Waterbury Public School students, including metric measurement, engineering design, CAD, matter & energy, Motion & straw rockets, and more.  Volunteers offer an hour or two per week of classroom assistance, and share their STEM-related plans and interests with a classroom of rapt and appreciative of 10-yr olds.

Felix Cowey, Deputy Director   
Founders’ Hall Annex, Rm 128A

StayWell Health Center

Overview: StayWell Health Care, Inc. provides preventive medical, dental, and mental health services to the underserved population of the Greater Waterbury community.

Samantha Layher or Holly Fortier
203-756-8021 ext. 3031

St. Vincent DePaul Soup Kitchen

Overview:  In 2008, NVCC volunteers from student clubs & staff opened the soup kitchen to the community on Sunday mornings. Together, we prepare lunch and meals for the shelter to use during the evening hour. We welcome volunteers every Sunday from 8 am-1 pm.


Waterbury Youth Services

Overview: Waterbury Youth Service System, Inc. is a private, non-profit organization committed to providing services that promote the overall well being of children, youth and families who reside in Waterbury Connecticut and the 11 surrounding towns.



Mission Statement

The mission of Student Activities is to develop programs and activities designed to foster the intellectual, social and cultural development of students and to create a sense of community among students, staff and faculty.

Title IX/Section 504
Continuing Notice of Nondiscrimination

Naugatuck Valley Community College will take steps to assure that the lack of English language skills will not be a barrier to admission and participation in the College’s Career and Technical Education (CTE) programs. 

Annual Public Notice of Nondiscrimination
Naugatuck Valley Community College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religious creed, age, sex, national origin, marital status, ancestry, present or past history of mental disorder, learning disability or physical disability, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression or genetic information in its programs and activities.  In addition, the College does not discriminate in employment on the additional basis of veteran status or criminal record.  NVCC offers associate in art and associate in science degrees in more than 50 disciplines, including:  accounting, aviation, business, computer information systems, computer science and technology, engineering and technology, fine arts, dance, music, theater and digital arts, health careers, hospitality management, and human services as well as general studies, humanities, and liberal arts and sciences.  In addition, credit and non-credit certificate programs focusing on developing occupational skills are offered.   Admission to the college is open to high school graduates upon submission of a completed college admissions application accompanied by official high school diploma or equivalency or college transcripts or diploma, payment of the application fee and proof of immunization.   Courses are generally open to anyone with an interest in a subject area.  Some programs of study have additional admissions requirements. The following individual has been designated to handle nondiscrimination policies regarding disability policies:  Robert Divjak, Director of Facilities/Section 504/ADA Coordinator, Room C216, Naugatuck Valley Community College, 750 Chase Parkway, Waterbury, CT 06708; 203-575-8235.   The following individual has been designated to handle nondiscrimination policies regarding sex discrimination as well as other forms of prohibited discrimination:  Jacquie Swanson, Associate Director of Human Resources/Title IX Coordinator, Room K704, Naugatuck Valley Community College, 750 Chase Parkway, Waterbury, CT 06708; 203-575-8043. 

Anuncio Público Anual Antidiscriminatorio Naugatuck Valley Community College prohíbe toda discriminación por razones de raza, color, creencias religiosas, edad, género, identidad o expresión sexual, nacionalidad, estado civil, ascendencia, historia presente o pasada de incapacidad mental o física, problemas de aprendizaje, preferencia sexual, información genética, en sus programas o actividades. Adicionalmente el colegio no discrimina individuos por razones pertinentes a la categoría de veteranos o historia criminal. NVCC ofrece programas de asociados en artes y ciencias en más de 50 disciplinas incluyendo: contabilidad, aviación, administración de empresas, ciencias en computadores y sistemas, tecnología en computadores, ingeniería y tecnología, artes, danza, música, teatro y artes digitales, carreras en el área de la salud, administración en hotelería y turismo, servicios sociales, como también estudios generales, humanidades y artes. Adicionalmente, programas de certificado con y sin créditos que se enfocan en áreas ocupacionales. La admisión al college está disponible  para estudiantes de escuela secundaria después de que hayan completado y pagado una solicitud de admisiones y entregado copia del diploma o de las transcripciones demostrando que han finalizado todos los estudios de escuela secundaria. Adicionalmente se requiere prueba de inmunización. Todas las clases están generalmente disponibles para cualquier persona que esté interesada en un área específica. Algunos programas académicos tienen requisitos adicionales de admisión. Las siguientes personas han sido designadas a manejar  la política antidiscriminatoria pertinente a políticas de impedimentos: Robert Divjak, Director of Facilities/Section 504/ADA Coordinator, Room C216, Naugatuck Valley Community College, 750 Chase Parkway, Waterbury, CT 06708; 203-575-8235.  Las siguientes personas han sido designadas a manejar la política pertinente a discriminación sexual y otras formas de discriminación prohibida. Jacquie Swanson, Associate Director of Human Resources/Title IX Coordinator, Room K704, Naugatuck Valley Community College, 750 Chase Parkway, Waterbury, CT 06708; 203-575-8043. 

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