2013-2014 Club Listing

Acapellago
Contact: Janeway Amos
Acapellago is New College's very own student-directed a capella chorus.

Aced It
Contact: Elis Lui
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.

All Power to the Imagination
Contact: Niko Segal-Wright
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.

Animal Interest Club
Contact: Rebecca Paulsen
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. Meets Mondays 4pm-5pm in HCL 08.

Basketball Club
Contact: Sean Binniger

Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Club
Contact: Aaron Meister
Brazilian Jiu Jitsu is a no-striking, ground based martial-art, practiced every Sunday in the fitness center from 2:00pm to 4:00pm. Participation isn't necessary, but wear something you wouldn't mind getting sweaty or torn. See you on the mats!

Catholic Solidarity
Contact: Adriana Diaz
This is a club for the Catholic students on campus to meet and discuss topics, plan service projects, pray, and share with each other. We meet for mass every Sunday in the W promenade side room, we alternate locations every other week with Ringling College. 6:30pm is an opportunity for confession, 7pm-7:45pm Mass, with pizza and conversation afterwards. Every other Monday at 7:30pm-9pm, we carpool to Adoration at St. Thomas More. Every first Thursday, we attend Theology on Tap at Piatti Bistro, 7pm-9pm. Other Thursdays at 7pm we discuss questions, ideas, theology, planning community service events, sometimes we have a priest or deacon come to answer questions or give a presentation.

Chinese Club
Contact: Shizhong Zhang and Jazzlyn OReilly
New College Chinese Club aims to help students enhance understanding about various aspects of China including martial arts, traditional and pop music, calligraphy, Peking Opera, folk customs, natural landscape, inviting cuisines, and so on. Meeting on Wednesdays,7pm, in the Library LRC.

CKI
Contact: Abigail Oakes
Circle K International (CKI) is an international community service organization for college and university students. The mission of CKI is to involve college students in campus and community service while developing quality leaders and citizens. Meets every other Monday at 6pm in hCL 07, see website for dates: http://ncfcki.wix.com/newcollegecirclek

College Democrats
Contact: Amanda Bragg
Our mission is to engage students in political activism on campus and throughout Florida through the Democratic Party. Meeting Wednesdays at 9pm in the GDC.

The Council of Green Affairs
Contact: Dylan Ricke
The Council of Green Affairs meets every week to discuss how to improve the school's eco-footprint. We are a branch of the student government that aims to reduce our energy consumption and reduce our campus' effects on the land it occupies.

Creative Writing Club
Contact: Tania Russell
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.

Dance Tutorial
Contact: Leah DuncanHilary Ramirez and Heath Barnes

Empty Set Circus
Contact: Alexander Nicoleau and Jake Schneiderman
This club is for students to learn how to use flow toys (poi, staves, devil sticks, hoops). We also practice and teach fire spinning. Meets Tuesdays at 8pm in aerobics studio and Fridays from 7pm-8pm on the bay.

Figure Drawing
Contact: Coral Chepren-Moore
Figure Drawing Club focuses on using nude or draped models to refine drawing skill.

Finance Club
Contact: Matthew Stevenson

Football Club
Contact: Mike Long

French Club
Contact: Timbi Shepherd

German Club
Contact: David Miller
Students of German can listen to and interact with fluent and native speakers of German. We also celebrate the German language and culture.

GIS Club
Contact: Taylor Filaroski

Habitat for Humanity
Contact: Cayle Judge

ICCSNClub
Contact: Elizabeth Sockol

Improv Club
Contact: Joshua Finkelstein and Ben Kerns
Comedy improv team. We perform shows on campus every month or so. We also host "Improv for Everyone," which is open to all students who are interested in improv comedy.

Jesus Club
Contact: Hilary Ramirez
Jesus Club is comprised of students from Christian backgrounds, however anyone is welcome to come. We meet once a week in the GDC for social time with other students who believe in the Christian faith, and normally hold a Bible study and close in prayer. We meet Tuesdays at 5pm in the GDC.

Kink Positive
Contact: Katherine Mullin
We provide space and educational resources for interested people to learn more about kink, bdsm, and fetish related topics. We heavily emphasize consent and the physical and emotional safety of all involved. No club event involves sexual contact in any way.

Local Energy Club
Contact: Dylan Robitaille
Local Energy Club serves as an ongoing collaborative experimental art project/performance workshop. It will dialogically connect artists of various mediums (music, plastic arts, 2d artists, video art, poetry, etc.) within the context of zines, group experimentation, showcases, performances, and skill-share workshops.

Magic the Gathering
Contact: James Eveland and Jordan Barnaby
Meets every Saturday at 8pm in the X Promenade room.

Mental Health Alliance (formerly Active Minds)
Contact: Hannah Gilbert
Mental Health Alliance is a group devoted to reducing mental illness stigma on campus, providing students with mental health resources and events, and educating peers about mental illness, coping and recovery.

New College Debate Club
Contact: Kelley Thompson

Mood Disorder Support Group
Contact: Zoe Curlee-Strauss
This club is a peer-run support group for students dealing with any kind of mood disorder.

NCF Fencers
Contact: Alexander Nicoleau
Students learn the three styles of fencing -foil, saber, epee, and fence against one another.

NCF Paintball Club
Contact: Calvin Troutt
This club subsidizes paintball for New College students and holds events that teach students about paintball.

New College Hillel
Contact: Matthew Andersen and Sarah Dietz
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.

New College LARPing Club
Contact: Logan Starnes and Cole Ingram
This is a live action role playing club, we have one campaign a month as well as weekly meetings to discuss costumes, characters and the such. Meets  Wednesdays 6pm-7pm in the W promenade room.

New College of Florida Bullsharks Dive Club
Contact: Charles Edelson
The New College of Florida Bullsharks is a club for students, alumni, and professors who are interested in the sport of SCUBA diving. It is open to both active divers and those who are interested in learning to dive. The club organizes certification courses and trips to local and travel diving destinations.

New College Swing Dancing
Contact: Marjorie Sweeney and Janie Friedman
We meet weekly and teach swing dancing from the basics. No experience necessary! Anyone can learn dances such as the Lindy Hop, Charleston, and Balboa. Meets Mondays 9 pm in the Black Box Theater.

New College Uglyz
Contact: Sam Dimauro
The women's and queer person soccer team on campus.

New Radio New College
Contact: Kay Saffe
The New Radio, New College (NRNC) Club intends to expand awareness and appreciation of radio and media initiative projects around the New College community. The NRNC hosts regular events open to any member of the New College and the Sarasota community in conjunction with WSLR community radio. We intend to create a more unified campus and city by getting everyone on the same wavelength (pun intended). Meets the first Wednesday of the month at 8 pm at the tables in front of the old mailroom.

Peer Mediation Club
Contact: Wesley Beggs and Elizabeth Sockol

Plants not Pills
Contact: Annabelle Bricker
This is a club designed to educate people about the food and medicines that our nation consumes. We will gather to watch documentaries, take action through protests and petitions on relative injustices, and spread awareness of the corruption in these industries that are so relative to our health and well-being.

Positive Gaming Community
Contact: Kaitlin Statz
Positive Gaming Community is a club designed to discuss the problems and positive aspects of the gaming community from video games to table top games. Positive Gaming Community (+GC) helps promote a more inclusive gaming community.

Pre-Med Club
Contact: Derek Schwabe-Warf
This club assists students in the application process for medical school. We discuss coursework, internships, research, volunteer opportunities, MCAT and applying to medical school without grades.

Pre-Vet Club
Contact: Sarah Flax
The purpose of this club is to prepare and educate students about the occupation of veterinary medicine through unique opportunities and learning experiences. Meets Mondays 5pm-6pm in HCL 08.

Queery
Contact: Tyler Pratt
Queery is New College's LGBTQIA social group. In addition to regular meetings and movie nights, we host frequent educational, political, and social events for the entire community. We work hard with other clubs affiliated with the Social Justice League (VOX, Trans*Swagger, ACE'd It, etc.) to create an inclusive safe space for New College's diverse community.

Rifftrax
Contact: Morgan McCabe
Students gather to watch movies with comedic dubbing.

Russian Club
Contact: Erich Barganier
Russian Club is devoted to spreading the Russian culture to students at New College of Florida. We hold movie screenings, language workshops, and engage students directly while aiding them in their Russian language comprehension skills.

Salsa Club
Contact: Sean Binninger
The club is open to anyone, beginner or expert. We teach, dance, and strive to put together a piece for dance tutorial either for the fall or the spring.

Shotokan Karate
Contact: Zachary Decker and Katie Colasono

Sketch Comedy
Contact: Emily Rich
We put on two comedy shows a year. Our members write and rehearse our sketches and then perform them for the student body.

Soccer (The Funk)
Contact: Bennet Bastian
The soccer club has two parts: the first of these includes competing around the Sarasota/Bradenton area. The second part is court soccer which is a much more relaxed environment where any NCF student is welcome and encouraged to play. The aim of the club is to have fun, get some exercise, and make lasting friendships all while playing the Beautiful Game.

SoColor
Contact: Taylor Buford and Marisa Facey
We aim to support non-white students and work to educate and promote discussion of racism and the oppression (and privilege) that members of our student body experience. Our meetings are currently 'open', which means that white students are permitted to attend and listen to students of color sharing their experiences.

Students for Sensible Drug Policy
Contact: Austin Mooney
SSDP is an international grassroots network of students who are concerned about the impact drug abuse has on our communities, but who also know that the War on Drugs is failing our generation and our society. The purpose is to spread knowledge on the impact the drug war has had on our society and to learn and find ways to help alleviate the issue.

Students Working for Equal Rights (SWER)
Contact: Roger Butterfield

Suncoast Community Bikes
Contact: Ryan Feller
Suncoast Community Bikes is an all-volunteer, nonprofit organization that collects, refurbishes and distributes bicycles to children and adults in need throughout the Suncoast region. Our bicycles are distributed locally through established community organizations to ensure that we serve the greatest need. We are an NCF student-run organization and operate out of the NCF Bike Shoppe on campus. We host semi-regular bicycle repair workshops, in which students are taught how to repair and maintain bicycles and help us refurbish donated bikes.

Swim Club
Contact: Shelby Hartwell

Tango Club
Contact: Candice Frances
The club focuses on Tango dance. We organize classes every Friday and we try to have an event at the end of every semester. Our goal is to connect through dance and cultural exchange. Meets Friday 4pm-6pm in the Fitness Center.

Tennis Club
Contact: David Smith

The New Cats
Contact: Jeanine Tatlock
We are a student-run jazz band who loves jamming, improvising, funkyness, and sexyness. We usually play for important school functions, such as the annual Gatsby Party and Graduation, along with some off-campus gigs on the side.

Trans*Swagger
Contact: Sam Armbruster
Trans*Swagger seeks to promote trans* visibility on campus as well as knowledge and understanding of trans* issues. Trans*Swagger open group is open to attendance by trans* folks, as well as allies. There is also a closed support group for folks whose identities fall somewhere within the trans* umbrella. If interested in attending Trans*Swagger closed group, feel free to contact Sam Armbruster or Jo Santiago.

UnidosNow
Contact: Gerina Gjergji
Our mission is to volunteer with the local Unidos Now group who focuses on mobilizing Southwest Florida’s Hispanic and associated communities to integrate and access the benefits of the state’s civic, economic, and cultural opportunities. This is a volunteer club that meets on Mondays at 8pm.

Uniendo Culturas
Contact: Candice Frances and Gerina Gjergji
We are organizing the Spanish mesas and have events celebrating different Hispanic cultures.

Unitarian Universalists
Contact: Jessica Loeb and Janie Friedman
Unitarian Universalists is a: liberal, spiritual, and safe, community space; welcome to everyone- people of all, any, or no spiritual belief. We also carpool to events at the local UU churches. Meets Sundays at 9pm in the Prayer and Meditation Room, Ham. Center.

United Colors of Islam
Contact: Nur Adalier
The United Colors of Islam Club’s mission is to increase Islamic awareness and understanding and to conduct social, religious and various other activities in accordance with the teachings of Islam to benefit the wider community. The club is open to all NCF students who have an interest in the religion of Islam regardless of whether the student is Muslim or not. Meets Sundays at 2pm in HCL 07.

United Federation of Programmers
Contact: Aaron Olinger
The United Federation of Programmers is a club where students interested in or familiar with programming may go to have questions answered and seek new assignments to help them progress further in their programming careers. One of the most difficult parts of learning to program is finding relevant projects to work on. The goal of the UFP is to assemble tasks appropriate for the skill level of the student and provide feedback on their code.

Video-Production Club
Contact: Anna Rodriguez 

VOX
Contact: Cassandra Corrado
VOX--Voices for Planned Parenthood--is an affiliate of Planned Parenthood of Southwest and Central Florida. We help bring sex education to campus, host events with the central themes of sex positivity and healthy sexuality, and supply the campus with tools for safer sex practices. meeting Sundays at 7pm in the GDC

Windmill Theatre Company
Contact: Cole Ingram and Erika Folk
Founded in 2013, The New College Windmill Theatre Company is a non-profit student-run organization that provides opportunities for theatrical experience in the New College community in all ways, shapes, and forms!

Yelling Club
Contact: Stephanie Bamberger
This is a club for stress relief; once a week we meet in a location where noise will not be an issue (normally on the Overpass) and yell! Each person generally introduces themselves and states why they are yelling; it could be from stress due to a hard week or upcoming exam, from happiness due to a fortunate happening, or just because they feel like yelling!

Office of Student Affairs
New College of Florida
HCL 1
5800 Bay Shore Road
Sarasota FL 34243

Phone: (941) 487-4250
Fax: (941) 487-4517
studentaffairs@ncf.edu