2015-2016 Club Listing

Why Get Involved on Campus?
It is important that all students feel connected to their campus community. The most effective way to find a connection is to get involved with a club or organization. By getting involved students can find others that share common interest. New College has more than 40 clubs and organizations ranging from areas like art, music, athletics and fitness, culture, language, social justice and activism, volunteerism, religion and spirituality, and gaming.

We encourage all students to get involved and seek out new experiences. New experiences can lead to new found passions, new career goals, and a diverse group of friends. We hope all students find a place here at New College of Florida.

Most clubs have regularly scheduled meeting times, although those can change during the course of a semester. Check the student events calendar to see when and where clubs are meeting, or contact the club directly.

Also see the Events Calendar for public performances and lectures on campus. Many are free for New College students.

Want to start a new club or get more members? Here are some tips:
Programming Tips
Recruitment and Retention Tips, part 1
Recruitment and Retention Tips, part 2
Bylaws of clubs at New College
Submit your club's bylaws

For question about this listing, contact Vanessa Van Dyke, M.Ed.
Campus Life Coordinator for Student Involvement
Phone: 941-487-4502

Aced It!
Contact: Arlee Boyett, Kristina.Boyett14@ncf.edu
Aced It is the asexual (not experiencing sexual attraction) student group on campus. We take confidentiality seriously and are open to students who identify as being on the asexual spectrum; this includes asexuality, demisexuality, and grey-asexuality.

Aikido Club
Contact: Devon Powell, Devon.Powell12@ncf.edu
Aikido Club aims to teach students the fundamentals of Tomiki Aikido through weekly meetings with a local sensei. Students can expect to learn concepts in self-defense and proper movements to avoid injury.

All Power to the Imagination
Contact: apiconference@gmail.com
API provides an opportunity to discuss how theory and practice can work together to create stronger, more successful social movements. We sponsor an academic conference each spring.

Anarchy Deathsticks
Contact: Zoe Novak-Miller, Zoe.Novak-Miller13@ncf.edu
Anarchy DeathSticks is a club where people can get together to knit and/or crochet, or even possibly learn to do either.

Animal Interest Club
Contact: Olivia Van Housen, Olivia.vanhousen14@ncf.edu
To promote and provide opportunities for volunteering/internships to students in areas of shelter animals, animals of the homeless/displaced/disabled, feral cats, service dogs and wildlife conservation.

Anime Club
Brianna.Brand, Brianna.Brand14@ncf.edu, and Carly Pomeroy, Carly.Pomeroy14@ncf.edu
The cultural appreciation of Japanese animation.

Black History Month Committee
Donovan Brown <donovan.brown13@ncf.edu>, Nasib McIntonish nasib.mcintosh12@ncf.edu
"But diversity is neither sustainable nor valuable without a campus culture that welcomes difference and the vigorous exchange of ideas that often conflict." This is a quote from the NCF Four Year Plan. As an organization, we are working toward building a campus climate that truly feels open and accepting towards its community members of color. Our plan is to affect change by creating spaces and hosting events that encourage community members to critically engage with issues of race and identity in their personal lives and in relation to the larger social world.

Bull Sharks Dive Club
Lisa Crawford, Lisa.Crawford12@ncf.edu
The Bull Sharks dive club strives to offer scuba diving opportunities and education to all New College students, faculty and alumni. We run monthly dive trips to exciting diving locations all over Florida that are open to members of all certification levels and abilities. Each semester the Bull Sharks partner with local dive shop, Scuba Quest, to offer introductory diving certification courses at discounted rates. Our goal is to facilitate safe and responsible scuba diving and to explore Florida beneath the waves!

Chainmaille Club
Contact: Shelly Lehman, Michelle.Lehman13@ncf.edu
The Chainmaille Club is a club which provides a social setting for students to both learn how to work with chainmaille and to create pretty things out of little colored rings.

Chinese Culture Club
Kenneth Kent, kenneth.kent14@ncf.edu
Chinese Culture Club is a chance for students to be exposed to traditional and modern Chinese culture with biweekly table topics and biweekly movie nights. The meetings will be led by our Fulbright Scholar from China. All meetings will be conducted in English so as to welcome the whole campus to experience such a rich and fascinating civilization. This is a great supplement for Chinese and East Asian AOCs as well as just a cool opportunity for those interested in exploring another culture.

The CKI Club of New College of Florida
Contact: Ariel Sartori, ariel.sartoriamsb14@ncf.edu
Our club is a service club which performs a range of activities which help the community and the state. We have 3 tenets, service, fellowship and leadership. These are all encompassing to describe what our club stands for and if there are any questions you can email me.

College Democrats
Contact: George Thurlow, George.Thurlow14@ncf.edu
The NCF Democrats are the club that advocates and represents the Democratic Party on campus. We work with local, state, and national political organizations in order to accomplish change. As well, we frequently attend events and conventions that have exciting guest speakers.

Comedy Friends!
Contact: Zachary Conn, Zachary.Conn13@ncf.edu
The Comedy Friends are the comedy improv group on campus who strive to create a safe and welcoming space for those who love to laugh and make others laugh in return. We plan to meet twice a week for "rehearsals" composed of playing improv games, and then perform a selection of these games in front of a live New College Audience!

Council of Green Affairs
Contact: Adilyne McKinlay, Adilyne.McKinlay14@ncf.edu
The Council of Green Affairs is a branch of the New College Student Alliance dedicated to making campus more environmentally sustainable. They allocate funds from the Green Fee, a pool of money set aside for students to use on projects related to sustainability.

Creative Writing Club
Contact: Emily Posson, emily.posson14@ncf.edu
Description: Creative Writing Club is for anyone who has a love or interest in any type of non-academic writing. It is a place for students to share work and have it critiqued, if they so choose, and to expand on projects they are currently working on or want to work on.

Deutsch Klub 
Contact: Connie Miranda, Connie.Miranda14@ncf.edu
The German Club is for anyone with interest in celebrating Germany's culture. Germany proficiency is not required. The German Club gets together to watch some good German movies, have German picnics in the beach, and have fun. For those taking German courses, there's also the chance to get together for a study group. However, the German Club whole purpose is to have fun while enjoying the great culture that Germany has.

Food Not Bombs
Contact: Zachary Conn, Zachary.Conn13@ncf.edu
The mission of Food Not Bombs is to recover and share free food with the public without restriction to protest war, poverty and the destruction of the environment.

Four Winds Cycling Club
Contact: Cole Zelznak, cole.zelznak14@ncf.edu 
This club is for anyone at New College who wants to meet other people and ride bikes. "Official" biweekly club events will also be organized and posted online. Club rides at the beginning of the year will start out easy, as our aim is to get riders to share their experience and knowledge so everyone can become more comfortable with basic and advanced riding skills. Riders of all experience levels are welcome, as long as they are OK with the stated pace of a ride! Most group rides will adhere to a 'no-drop' policy; if you are not comfortable being left behind, someone will stay with you or the group's pace will slow.

Contact: Jessica Zimmerman, Jessica.Zimmerman12@ncf.edu and Kira Rib, Kira.Rib13@ncf.edu
New College Hillel seeks to facilitate and invigorate Jewish life on campus with weekly events, carpools to services at local synagogues, Birthright trips and many other exciting opportunities.

Jesus Club
Contact: Gabriella Elmir, Gabriella.Elmir14@ncf.edu
Jesus Club is comprised of students from Christian backgrounds, however anyone is welcome to come. We meet once a week in the GDC for fellowship with other students who believe in the Christian faith. At meetings we normally have a Bible study, listen to Christian music and close in prayer.

Kink Positive
Contact: Kris Brzostek, Kristin.Brzostek14@ncf.edu and Rebecca Phillips, Rebecca.Phillips14@ncf.edu
We are a club that promotes healthy kink, BDSM, and fetishes. We provide a space and conversation for interested people to come and be with like minded people. We heavily emphasize consent and the physical and emotional safety of all the parties involved. No club event involves sexual contact in any way, shape or form.

LARPing Club
Contact: Lemon Lin, Rachel.Reimer15@ncf.edu
Our Mission is to bring LARPing to the NCF campus, foster a community of those that love LARPing/D&D/Cosplaying, and create a space that allows for wonderful ideas to be turned into playable campaigns.

LatinX Club
Contact: Jennyfer Gonzalez, jennyfer.gonzalez14@ncf.edu
To combat stereotypes that are perpetuated in our everyday society and to unite all the students on campus who identify as Latinx. You do not have to identify as Latinx or speak Spanish to be a part of this club.

League of Legends Club
Contact: Noah Johnson, Noah.Johnson13@ncf.edu
The League of Legends club is a place for students to play, view and generally build a community around League of Legends.

Literature Magazine
Contact: Brian Landes, Brian.Landes14@ncf.edu
Our mission is to create an organization of students interested in creative writing. These students will then work together to create multiple issues of these magazine each semester. 

Magic the Gathering
Contact: Ian McNair, Ian.McNair12@ncf.edu
The New College Magic the Gathering club provides a space for students to congregate over, learn, discuss and play Magic: The Gathering.

Mental Health Alliance
Contact: Arlee Boyett, kristina.boyett14@ncf.edu
The Mental Health Alliance makes the campus a safe and supportive place by reducing mental health stigma and misunderstandings, promoting positive self-care and education, and spreading useful resources.

Middle East Interest Club
Contact: Leen Al-Fatafta, Leen.Alfatafta14@ncf.edu
Middle East interest club is a student-run organization that aims to present Middle Eastern culture, history, and politics to the student body.

Model United Nations
Contact: Lara Herzog, Lara.Herzog14@ncf.edu
NCFMUN is New College of Florida's Model UN organization and team. NCFMUN encourages research into global issues and provides a forum for meaningful discussion of global issues and international relations by hosting educational workshops, guest speakers, and conferences. Club programming is designed to foster a space to learn and practice formal debate, problem-solving skills, obtain better understandings of other countries, and improve the communication skills of our members. Our team travels and participates in MUN academic competitions. All New College students interested are welcome to participate.

New College Barbell Club
Contact: Ben Carothers, Benjamin.carothers13@ncf.edu, and Shane Caldwall shane.caldwell12@ncf.edu
Promote camaraderie and build community by inspiring student athletes to achieve their goals through hard work, perseverance and a mastery of form.

New College Carnivorous Plant Society
Contact: Julien Baruch, julien.baruch14@ncf.edu
We hope to create a community of people growing carnivorous plants of all types. The hope is that these growers, with the help of the NCCPS will trade plants and thus create a thriving and continual community of carnivorous plant growers at NCF.

NCF Computer Science Club
Contact: Hunter Osking, hunter.osking14@ncf.edu, Eric Voorhis, eric.voorhis14@ncf.edu
The vision behind the New College of Florida Computer Science Club is the vision behind New College itself. Collectively, through hard work and critical thinking, we will grow to learn the values of independence, collaboration, and weirdness. The club will be oriented around team projects and group learning. Through working together, members will learn not only important technical skills, but also how to work in a team to accomplish real world projects. We aim to improve New College's academic community, the Sarasota community, and ourselves.

New College Fencing Club
Contact: Bradley Baker, bradley.baker12@ncf.edu
Our mission is to promote the Olympic sport of fencing and represent New College of Florida through our positive actions both on and off the fencing piste, following the guiding principles of the college and the New College Student Alliance. Furthermore, we seek to teach the sport in a no-stress, fun environment that is welcoming to everyone (students, staff, faculty and community members) willing to learn.

NCFight Club
Contact: Nicholas Dortch, Nicholas.dortch13@ncf.edu
NCFight Club is a nondenominational club for fight enthusiasts and those who aspire to become so. The focus of this club is not competition but self-betterment, self-expression, community building, and most of all, fun.

The New Institute of Sushi
Contact: Vinushka Schalk, stefan.schalk12@ncf.edu
The New Institute of Sushi is a DIY ethos collective of innovators, artists, computer scientists, engineers and bleeding-edge radicals. Together we create sushi out of local, sustainable and inexpensive ingredients and proceed to disseminate our craft to our fellow comrades in arms against the corporate oligarchy.

New College Law Society
Contact: Brena Bergman, Brena.bergman13@ncf.edu
The New College Law Society is dedicated to providing students with an opportunity to expand their understanding of law and the career options it provides.

NCF Shobukan Karate Club
Contact: Serena Bonci, Serena.Bonci14@ncf.edu
The Karate Club is a group where students can get exercise, as well as learn self defense under Sensei JR Ayers. All levels are welcome.

New College of Florida Quiz Bowl Team
Contact: Naimul Chowdhury, Naimul.Chowdhury15@ncf.edu
The purpose of this club is to promote curiosity and enjoyment of learning by encouraging interest in trivia and facilitating student participation in trivia competitions such as NAQT and ACF.

New College Voice Actors
Contact: Jakob Hedin: jakob.hedin14@ncf.edu, Christian Ines: christian.ines14@ncf.edu
The NCVA club wishes to extend voice acting awareness on campus, as well as to provide a gathering place for those interested in the practice of voice acting. We provide opportunities for students to have a alternative path for creative expression and teach others to use their voice to their fullest potential.

New Sign
Contact: Alexis Pujol, Alexis.Pujol14@ncf.edu
New Sign is NCF's American Sign Language club, we meet to learn and sign together, everyone is welcome, no experience necessary.

Novo Cinema
Contact: Kirsten Wood, Kirsten.wood14@ncf.edu, McAlister Grant, mcalister.grant12@ncf.edu, and Caitlyn Ralph, Caitlyn.ralph14@ncf.edu
Novo Cinema aims to offer the New College of Florida community more consistent options for late night events on the weekends. On every Friday and Saturday night, there will be movie showings in at least two locations on campus. Our goal is to inflate the role of film in New College culture while also providing students reliable entertainment.

Pre-Med Club
Shelby Hartwell, shelby.hartwell12@ncf.edu
A nonintimidating and helpful environment where any student can learn about the process of entering a profession in the health field.

Pre-Vet Club
Contact: Sarah Flax, Sarah.flax12@ncf.edu
The purpose of this club is to prepare and educate students about the occupation of veterinary medicine through unique opportunities and learning experiences (internships, research, and volunteer opportunities). Also, to assists students with the VMCAS application process for vet school.

Psychology Club
Contact: Christine Baum, Christine.baum13@ncf.edu, and Cliff Lundin, Cliff.Lundin12@ncf.edu
The Psychology Club is an engaging extracurricular space meant for open discussion on recent findings, topics of interest, and current research within the realm of psychology selected collectively by its club members. We encourage members to explore alternative schools of thought within psychology and to bring a diverse perspective to all discussions.

Contact: Lorraine Cruz, Lorraine.Cruz14@ncf.edu, and Carl Romer, Carl.Polak14@ncf.edu
Queery serves to maintain New College as a safe place for LGBTQ+ identified individuals and their allies to socialize and engage with the larger community. Membership is open to any New College student, and all events are, likewise, open to all. Each semester, Queery officers plan and execute three large-scale events for the New College community (one off-campus speaker, one intersectional workshop, and one wall), as well as various small-scale events; however, any member may approach any officer at any time to propose an event, large- or small-scale, and the officers will work with them to see that the idea comes to fruition. In this sense, the officers serve both to plan events for members, and as resources for the members to plan events.

Radical Acts of Kindness
Contact: Maria Fidelibus, MFidelibus@ncf.edu
Be the change you want to see in the world" - Gandhi
A collaborative club between students, staff, and faculty open to all who wish to participate to engage in positive acts of kindness on campus and within the local community.

Students for Sensible Drug Policy
Contacts: Jane Hepler; jane.hepler12@ncf.edu; Mariana Bonilla; mariana.bonilla13@ncf.edu
Students for Sensible Drug Policy is the only international network of students dedicated to ending the war on drugs. At its heart, SSDP is a grassroots organization, led by a student-run Board of Directors. We create change by bringing young people together and creating safe spaces for students of all political and ideological stripes to have honest conversations about drugs and drug policy. Founded in 1998, SSDP comprises thousands of members at hundreds of campuses in countries around the globe.

Students Targeting Oppressive Powers (STOP)
Contact: Sade Holmes
Through education and advocacy, working toward social and economic justice on our campus and in our greater community.

Swim Club
Contact: Shelby Hartwell, shelby.hartwell12@ncf.edu
The mission of the New College of Florida Swim Club is to promote exercise, health and foster camaraderie through weekly swim practices. We intend to do this by providing a safe, enjoyable and well-organized program available to all New College students.

Tennis Club
Contact: Jinho An, jinho.an12@ncf.edu
Tennis Club is a club designed to give exercise and effective tennis lessons to players of all levels, to create a inclusive community based around tennis, and to create a competitive college tennis team.

Trans Party
Contact: Logan Starnes, Llogan.Starnes12@ncf.edu
To provide a safe space for trans, genderqueer, genderfluid, agender, gender nonconforming, gender variant, and questioning individuals. We provide a support group/system for individuals at NCF.

Unitarian Universalists
Contact: Amy Bernard, Amy.Bernard13@ncf.edu, Corey Culbertson, Corey.Culbertson14@ncf.edu, and Stetson Cooper, Stetson.Cooper14@ncf.edu
To provide a nondenominational, spiritual, welcoming, confidential, casual, and safe community space on campus for reflection and healing.

Contact: Cristina Harty, Cristina.Harty13@ncf.edu
To provide safe, positive, and inclusive sexual health education to the students of New College.

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