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Whether you are interested in community service, more experience in your academic program, or just meeting friends and having fun, you'll find a variety of clubs at HFC.

Complete the Club Interest Form and indicate which clubs you are interested in joining. If you want to form a new club, or have questions about campus life, contact the Student Activities Office.

Hours during Winter Semester: 
Monday - Friday: 8:00am - 5:00pm
Located in M-105
313-845-9865

Information on student clubs and activities, and volunteer opportunities.

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The Office of Student Activities governs the policies and procedures regarding recognition and the operation of student groups on campus. To be recognized by the College, prospective student groups must meet the following criteria:

  • At least ten currently enrolled student members, who will be active with the club.
  • A current membership roster listing names, student ID numbers, hawkmail addresses, and phone numbers.
  • Club officers (president, vice-president, treasurer, secretary, etc.)
  • Club advisor, full-time or part-time HFC faculty or staff member.
  • Constitution and Bylaws
  • Approval of Constitution document with signatures of the club president and club advisor.
  • A list of potential activities.

Turn in completed documents to the Office of Student Activities. The paperwork will be reviewed by the Student Activities Officer and Vice President of Student Affairs for final approval. The following are taken into consideration:

  • The nature of the club
  • The group demonstrates viability and effectiveness in fulfilling its constitution and intended purpose by submitting meeting agendas and minutes as part of its paperwork.
  • The membership has potential to grow.
  • The constitution includes the provision that every student at HFC has the right to join the club. If the prospective group is approved, the club president and club advisor will be notified of its status.

Current Club List

African American Association

Promotes and provides awareness of African American culture and history through educational programs, community involvement, and campus activities.

Advisor: Paul Rodgers, (313) 317-6673; prodgers@hfcc.edu

American Sign Language

The purpose of the American Sign Language Club (ASL) is to provide a forum for students who share a common interest in learning, participating, and cultivating language.

Co-Advisor: Nicola Artese; nartese@hfcc.edu
Co-Advisor: Jennifer Stewart; jestewart1@hfcc.edu

Amnesty International

The mission of Amnesty International is to undertake research and action focused on preventing and ending grave abuses of the rights to physical and mental integrity, freedom of conscience and expression, and freedom from discrimination, within the context of its work to promote all human rights. Amnesty International is independent of any government, political ideology or religious creed. It is concerned solely with the impartial protection of human rights.

Advisor: Melinda Dewitt, (313) 317-6848; mmdewitt@hfcc.edu

Animation, Comics, and Gaming

The club provides a venue for sharing of information, attending events relating to animation, comics, and gaming, and social events for students.

Advisor: Kevin Trovini, (313) 845-9684; ktrovini@hfcc.edu

Arab Student Union

Increases awareness among Arabs and non-Arabs by promoting academic, cultural, political, and social activities on campus and in the community.

Advisor: Dr. Hashim Al-Tawil, (313) 845-6489; hal-tawil@hfcc.edu

Astronomy Club

Encourages student involvement to see the fun side of astronomy and science. Works with other clubs to increase interest in the math and science worlds.

Advisor: Steve Murrell, (313) 317-1536; srmurrell@hfcc.edu

Baking Club

Students learn about baking and pastry arts. The club provides the opportunity to learn about careers in baking and pastry arts. Students participate in community events to refine and improve their skills and increase their self-confidence.

Advisor: Kris Jablonski, (313) 320-3761; kwjablonski@hfcc.edu

Christian Club

The club works to promote education about Christianity. The Christian Club promotes spiritual awareness, bible study, outreach programs and fellowship for students who are interested in Christian principles and philosophies.

Contact: Michele Featherston (313) 845-9865; mfeather@hfcc.edu

Community Service Club

The club promotes student involvement in community service projects at the college and within the community. Projects include campus activities, service based learning projects, and mentoring programs. This is a "hands on" club that encourages members to help others and make a difference in this world.

Advisor: Michele Featherston, (313) 845-9865; mfeather@hfcc.edu

Cybersecurity Club

This club provides support to members by encouraging networking and by attending events outside the campus that provide educational opportunities. The club strives to encourage student success through educational programs and helps students with computer security and training for future careers.

Advisor: Marrci Conner, (313) 317-4021; mrconner2@hfcc.edu

Early Childhood Club

The purpose of this organization is to bring together individuals who are committed to fostering the growth and development of children. The goals of this organization shall be to provide the members of the organization opportunities for professional and leadership development, service learning and community involvement on behalf of the needs and rights of young children and their families.

Advisors: Marlene White, (313)845-6311, mwhite34@hfcc.edu.

Engineering Club

The Engineering Club encourages students to explore careers in the field of engineering and provides a forum for the exchange of ideas and activities related to the field of engineering. The club strives to develop future leaders through team-work and opportunities for professional growth and development.

Advisor: Dr. Hassan Nameghi, 313-317-1746 or email hnameghi@hfcc.edu.
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Future Teachers Association

Promotes career opportunities in teaching. Provides educational forums, workshops, and community service projects related to careers in education.

Advisor: Dr. Patricia Lanzon (313) 317-1532; planzon@hfcc.edu

HFC Rotaract Club

Students will perform community service projects with the Dearborn Rotary Club. Students have the opportunity to develop knowledge and understanding of the needs, problems and opportunities in the community and worldwide. The club strives to develop the professional and leadership skills of club members.

Advisor: Dr. Eric Rader ewrader@hfcc.edu (313) 845-9709

HFC Student Veterans Association

This organization will service members and dependents of the United States Armed Forces by maintaining a welcoming atmosphere for Veterans transitioning from Military to civilian life and services for Veterans within the community. This organization will bring people together through respect and the desire to help our nation’s heroes and their families.

Advisor: Robert James, (313) 845-6356; rjames@hfcc.edu

HFC Team Ceramics

Creates awareness and appreciation of clay as an art form. Provides workshops for artistic ideas and concepts. Provides a forum for students to display and promote their work.

Advisor: Steven Glazer, (313) 845-6485; sglazer@hfcc.edu

Ice Carving Club

The Ice Carving Club is a "hands on learning" club. Students learn the art of ice carving and have the opportunity to participate in community events that promote ice carving and allow members to display their work.

Advisor: Robert Ditto; rwditto@hfcc.edu

IChess Club

The purpose of this club is to provide a social outlet for students who would like to play chess. The club promotes team building skills and the opportunity to socialize while playing chess.

Contact: Michele Featherston, (313) 845-9865; mfeather@hfcc.edu

International Student Organization (ISO)

The main purpose of the organization is to promote social interaction among international students and expose students to different cultural backgrounds.

Advisor: Dr. Lina Jawad, (313) 317-6842; lhjawad@hfcc.edu

Intervarsity Christian Fellowship

Promotes God's work and God's people of every ethnicity and culture. Offers discussion groups and group activities that center around the word of God. Advisor: Cheryl Garrett; (313) 845-9730; cdgarrett@hfcc.edu

Latino and Hispanic Student Association

The club works to expand the Latino/Hispanic heritage among faculty and students unite and connect with the diverse community at the college and celebrate cultures within the heritage by hosting meetings and events.

Advisor: Maggie Rutkowski, 313-317-6887; mrutkowski@hfcc.edu

Mindfulness Club

This club encourages meditation as a form of relaxation and a way to relieve stress. The club will promote and encourage the practice of mindfulness among HFC students. The Mindfulness Club will organize special events and promote resources related to mindfulness for HFC students.

Contact: Office of Student Activities, (313) 845-9865; mfeather@hfcc.edu

Muslim Students Association (MSA)

Promotes an understanding of Muslim beliefs through community service projects, educational forums, and public awareness. The MSA strives to promote unity among people.

Advisor: Dr. Kamal Shenaq, (313) 673-4665; kmshenaq@hfcc.edu

National Society for Leadership & Success

The Society supplies students with the tools to implement a program that transforms students’ lives. The Society offers life-changing lectures, success networking teams, orientation sessions, induction ceremony, and scholarship opportunities. The Society believes in engaged learning, accountability for student success, and increase student satisfaction.

Advisor: Mandy Earl (313) 317-1756; mlearl1@hfcc.edu

Palestinian Student Organization

The Palestinian Student Organization is a diverse group of students who strive to educate the campus community about the Palestinian culture, traditions, and life-style by sponsoring cultural programs, events, lectures and volunteer activities.

Advisor: Alex Cushnier; aacushnier@hfcc.edu

Phi Theta Kappa: Alpha Xi Mu Chapter

An honors based organization based on community service, leadership, fellowship, and scholarships. Students are required to maintain a 3.25 grade point average and have completed 12 credit hours to join.

Advisor: Laura Yeakel, (313) 845-9721; lyeakel@hfcc.edu

Programming Club

Shares knowledge and expertise of computer programming and provides professional networking opportunities for students and information about career opportunities.

Advisor: Kim Moscardelli; (313) 317-1549; kimm@hfcc.edu

Psi Beta-National Honor Society in Psychology

This association serves as a means of national recognition of the student's early interest in and dedication to the field of psychology and to scholastic achievement. The organization provides a forum for developing one's perspective about psychology and helps build a sense of community and identity with others in the field. The association will enhance the leadership skills of members, encourage research and provide opportunities for student/faculty interaction outside the classroom. For information about Psi Beta Meetings, contact the advisor.

Advisor: Elaine Louisell (313) 845-9713; delouisell@hfcc.edu

Roller Hockey

This club provides students with the opportunity to play roller hockey and compete against other teams.

Advisor: Rick Fenwick; rlfenwick@hfcc.edu

Sexuality and Gender Acceptance Club

Fosters a learning and understanding of the various student populations at the college including race, class, religion, gender and sexuality; works to educate and challenge the student body to think critically about our differences, and to establish an atmosphere of tolerance at Henry Ford College.

Advisor: Chelsea Lonsdale (313) 845-9828; calonsdale@hfcc.edu

Science Association

The association develops and promotes events that will provide an understanding of the role or science and medicine in daily life. For information about Science Association Meetings, contact the advisor.

Advisor: Dr. Gregory Karapetian (313) 845-9739; gkkarapetian@hfcc.edu

Student Environmental Association

Promotes and provides programs that help the environment. Contributes to the understanding and appreciation of problems associated with the preservation of natural resources and wildlife. Provides a forum to discuss environmental concerns.

Advisors: Dr. Mary Parekunnel (313) 317-1747; email mparekunnel@hfcc.edu. Zachary Polzin (313) 317-4016; zpolzin@hfcc.edu

Student Nurse Association

We are a volunteer group of nursing students who love to help our surrounding communities. SNA members have the opportunity to participate in many activities. In the past, we have donated water bottles to Flint, made ICARE kits for the homeless, volunteered at the Dearborn Animal Shelter and helped out at Cass Community soup kitchen. We also have events with our group on campus, such as movie night, campus clean-up, bake sales and coin wars. SNA members can also participate in bowling and Yankee Candle fundraisers to raise money for different foundations in need.

Advisors: Cathy Gangarossa, (313) 845-6366; gangarossa@hfcc.edu. Missy Mata; smata1@hfcc.edu

Yemen Student Association (YSA)

Educates the campus community about Yemeni culture. Promotes student involvement, education, campus lectures and cultural events.

Advisor: Josephine Alawy, jralawy@hfcc.edu

Upcoming Events

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Welcome Back Days, Jan. 29-31

Jan 29 11:00am
Faculty, staff, and students, please join us! Get ready for Winter 2019 Welcome Back Days! New and returning students are encouraged to attend the Welcome event to learn about the many programs and services available at HFC. Students will have the opportunity to join a club, speak with student support staff, participate in activities, and enjoy live entertainment. The event is sponsored by... Read More

Around the World Concert

Feb 5 11:30am
Around the World Concert Tuesday, February 5 11:30 am – 12:30 pm Student Center (Building M) The Island Guys (R & B Concert) The Island Guys is a Michigan based group well known for their distinctively smooth blend of tropical music. The group recreates popular music using the sultry sounds of the Caribbean islands, including Calypso, reggae, soca, salsa, Latin/jazz, bossa nova, merengue,... Read More

The Hate U Give (Film Screening)

Feb 6 6:00pm
The Hate U Give (Film Screening) Wednesday, February 6, 6:00 pm, Student Center, Building M Starr Carter is a prep school student who witnesses the fatal shooting of her childhood best friend at the hands of a police officer. Facing pressure from all sides of the community, she must find her voice and decide to stand up for what’s right. Sponsored by the Office of Student Activities and African... Read More

The Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution (Film Screening)

Feb 11 2:30pm
The Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution (Film Screening) Monday, February 11, 2:30 pm, Vogt Room (B-102), Eshleman Library, Building B This documentary explores the Black Panther Party, its significance to the broader American culture, its cultural and political awakening for African Americans, and the painful lessons induced when a movement derails. Sponsored by the HFC Eshleman Library... Read More

National African American Read-In

Feb 13 10:00am
National African American Read-In Wednesday, February 13, 10:00 am-4:30 pm, Eshleman Library, Building B Students, faculty and staff will read excerpts of books, poems, speeches, short stories, and other writings authored by African Americans. Sponsored by the HFC Eshleman Library This event is free and open to the community. Read More

Scholarship Forum: College Financial Literacy -- Paying for College

Feb 14 12:30pm
Scholarship Forum Thursday, February 14, 12:30 pm-2:00 pm, Berry Amphitheater, ASCC, Building L Gwen Thomas, Scholarship Guru, Author and Educational Consultant, will speak on various ways to obtain funding for your college education. Funding sources, resources, tips and strategies will be presented. The HFC Scholarship process will also be covered by the Office of Foundation. Sponsored by the... Read More
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HFC Volunteer Day, Focus: HOPE

Feb 16 9:00am
HFC Volunteer Day Saturday, February 16, 2019 9:00 am – 12:00 pm Focus: HOPE Central Warehouse 1200-B Oakman Blvd. Detroit, MI 48238 Focus: HOPE Recognizing the dignity and beauty of every person, we pledge intelligent and practical action to overcome racism, poverty, and injustice. And to build a metropolitan community where all people may live in freedom, harmony, trust and affection.... Read More

Teach Us All - Segregation and Education in the United States

Feb 18 2:30pm
Teach Us All - Segregation and Education in the United States (Film Screening) Monday, February 18, 2:30 pm, Vogt Room (B-102), Eshleman Library, Building B A documentary and social justice campaign on educational inequality set against the backdrop of the 1957 Little Rock school crisis. It demonstrates powerful lessons from history within a timely context, emphasizing the need for unity and... Read More

In Your Own Voice: African American Art (Presentation)

Feb 19 11:10am
In Your Own Voice: African American Art (Presentation) Tuesday, February 19, 11:10 am-12:30 pm, K-14, Liberal Arts, Building K Enhance your awareness of the creative contributions of African Americans from the 19th century through the present day. This presentation provides a lens to examine issues of race, gender, politics and culture. Sponsored by the Council of World Cultures This event is... Read More
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Suicide Prevention Information Session

Feb 21 3:00pm
Suicide Prevention Information Session Thursday, February 21, 2019 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm Berry Amphitheater Question, Persuade, and Refer (QPR), the 3 simple steps anyone can learn to help save a life from suicide. Please join us for an information session conducted by staff from the Wayne County CAPPA Program to learn the three vital steps to recognizing the warning signs of a suicide crisis. Join... Read More

True Black History Museum and Presentation

Feb 25 10:00am
True Black History Museum and Presentation Monday, February 25, 2019 Display of Artifacts: 10:00 am – 4:00 pm Presentation by Curator: 11:10 am ASCC Atrium, Building L The True Black History Museum is a traveling museum that teaches True Black history through the use of rare and authentic artifacts. Their current exhibit, entitled "A Tribute to the African-American Journey" features over 150... Read More

Whose Streets? (Film Screening)

Feb 25 2:30pm
Whose Streets? (Film Screening) Monday, February 25, 2:30 pm, Vogt Room (B-102), Eshleman Library, Building B A film that takes an in-depth look at how the killing of 18-year-old Mike Brown inspired a community (the Ferguson uprising) to fight back and sparked a global movement. Sponsored by the HFC Eshleman Library This event is free and open to the public. Read More

Student Success Symposium

Feb 27 9:10am
Student Success Symposium Wednesday, February 27, 9:10 am-12:30 pm, Rosenau Room, ASCC, Building L The symposium provides HFC and area high school students with the tools and information needed to be successful in achieving educational goals. Sponsored by the African American Association and Office of Student Activities This event is free and open to the community. Read More

400 Years of Struggle (Presentation)

Feb 28 11:10am
400 Years of Struggle (Presentation) Thursday, February 28, 11:10 am-12:30 pm, Rosenau Room, ASCC, Building L An overview of the African American experience from 1619 to 2019. Speaker: Abayomi Azikiwe, Human Rights Activist and Editor, The Pan-African News Wire Sponsored by the African American Association This event is free and open to the community. Read More

Around the World Concert

Mar 20 11:30am
Around the World Concert Wednesday, March 20, 2019 11:30 am – 12:30 pm Student Center, Building M Jim Perkins Duo (Irish Music) Jim Perkins is a versatile singer, musician, poet, songwriter and storyteller. Join him on a musical journey, exploring the rich heritage of Irish songs and folklore. Ballads both sweet and lively, sing along classics, snippets of poetry, storytelling and bits of... Read More