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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 Fall 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: Jennifer Stewart; jestewart1@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.
Engineering Club Website
Engineering Club Facebook Page

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

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

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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Hawks' Nest "Stock the Pantry" food drive

Aug 26 9:00am
Hawks' Nest Student Food Pantry Stock the Pantry Food Drive Monday, August 26 - Friday, September 6 The Hawks' Nest is holding a food drive to help restock the pantry for the fall semester. Help fight food insecurity on the HFC campus by making a donation today. Most needed items: Cereal Oatmeal Peanut Butter Jelly Fruit – cups or cans Soup Chili Pasta Pasta Sauce Chef Boyardee (Beefaroni,... Read More
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Hawks' Nest opens Sept. 3 for Fall 2019

Sep 3
Hawks' Nest Student Food Pantry Opens Tuesday, September 3, 2019 10:00 am - 5:00 pm ASCC (Building L) - L-138 The Hawks' Nest is a Student Food Pantry at Henry Ford College. The purpose of the Hawks' Nest is to decrease food insecurity on campus by offering non-perishable food and personal care items to students in need. Any student enrolled in at least one credit hour during the current... Read More
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Welcome Back Days bring events, excitement to Fall semester

Sep 16
HFC Students, start off your Fall 2019 semester with a blast by joining in the fun and activities with HFC's Welcome Back Days! Hosted by the Office of Student Activities. Welcome Back Days will feature a series of student informational sessions, highlight HFC student organizations/clubs and games. Everyone is welcome to attend. All activities are in the Student and Culinary Arts Center.... Read More

Anti-Bullying Awareness Presentation

Sep 18 6:00pm
Anti-Bullying Awareness Presentation with Anthony Ianni Wednesday, September 18, 2019 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm ASCC (Building L), Rosenau Rooms The Relentless Tour with Anthony Ianni is a Michigan Department of Civil Rights Initiative to eradicate bullying in Michigan and beyond. Motivational Speaker Anthony Ianni, was diagnosed with Pervasive Developmental Disorder, which is on the Autism Spectrum, at... Read More

FREE 10-Minute Chair Massages

Oct 15 10:00am
Free 10-minute chair massages will be offered to HFC employees and students Tuesday, Oct. 15, from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. in Room M-119 of the Student & Culinary Arts Center (Bldg. M). The benefits of massage therapy include: * Reducing stress, anxiety, and muscle soreness * Reducing tension headaches * Restoring mental clarity and alertness * Boosting morale There will be no oils used,... Read More