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Vibrant activities are a vital aspect of college life at Anoka-Ramsey Community College.

Students, alumni and community members are welcome to take part in the variety of clubs, organizations and events.

The Student Activities Office at each campus supports extra curricular programming designed to supplement your courses.

Academic clubs, civic and social clubs and organizations, and other student activities which are offered for optional credit are available.  In addition, the Student Activities Office sponsors numerous social, educational, and cultural events throughout the year, including concerts, art exhibits, speakers, and movies.

If, however, your interest isn't represented and you'd like to form your own club, you’re welcome to meet with the Coordinator of Student Activities. Our Clubs and Organizations Guide will help you start a club or guide you through your participation in a club.  Club forms are available on the Student Forms web page.

Campus Activities Board

The Campus Activities Board on the Cambridge Campus and Coon Rapids Campus are crucial in determining student programming for each campus, including comedy events, lectures, live entertainment, etc.

  • Provides non-traditional students a place to share experiences and support each other as they find a sense of "balance" in their lives with returning to school.  Because there are unique challenges to returning to education at a non-traditional age, we collaboratively explore solutions and encourage each other.

    COON RAPIDS
    Advisor: Jan Pomeroy
    Meetings: 3rd Tuesday of each month, 2:00 pm, C256

  • To spread the appreciation of anime and other visual cultures.

    COON RAPIDS
    Advisor: Anthony Marchetti
    Meetings: TBD; contact advisor for more information

  • Provides regular opportunities to discuss ideas pertaining to art, and it hosts opportunities to display and sell artist wares.

    CAMBRIDGE  
    Advisor: Marko Marian
    Meetings: Thursdays, 11 am, F103

    COON RAPIDS
    Advisor: Laura Migliorino
    Meetings: TBD; contact advisor for more information

  • Promotes interest in the field of astronomy through discussion of current events and by offering students the opportunity to attend observation nights on campus.

    COON RAPIDS
    Advisor: Ed Wehling
    Meetings: TBD; contact advisor for more information

  • ARCCSec is an ethical hacking club. The purpose of this club is to prepare members for a career in cyber security or enhance their knowledge of personal security. We discuss topics in both Physical and cyber security. This club will work on projects, certification preparation, attend security conventions, and compete in hacking competitions.

    Advisor: Corey Blommel
    Meetings: First and third Thursday of the month, 4:30 pm, room D102

  • Promotes fun and fellowship for students interested in biology, and works to enhance local natural areas, raises awareness of health issues, etc.

    COON RAPIDS
    Advisor: Joan McKearnan
    Meetings: TBD; contact advisor for more information

  • Fosters a love for books and literature as well as promoting literary activities.

    CAMBRIDGE
    Advisor: Jennifer Hutchens
    Meetings: Every other Wednesday, 12:15 to 1:15 pm, F222

  • Promotes an awareness of the ceramic arts by providing students the opportunity to teach at various community facilities.

    COON RAPIDS
    Advisor: Mark Lambert

  • CAMBRIDGE
    Advisor: Randall Buikema
    Meetings: Tuesdays/Thursdays, 1 to 1:50 pm, E244

  • Singing! Enroll in MUSC 1148.00 or 1148.01

    COON RAPIDS
    Advisor: Melissa Bergstrom

  • Provides students with opportunities to enhance their interest in chemistry and related fields, and to help prepare them for achieving their chemistry-related career goals. Activities include outreach, field trips and fellowship.

    COON RAPIDS
    Advisor: Kelly Befus

  • Singing!

    CAMBRIDGE
    Advisor: Randy Buikema
    Meetings: Tuesdays/Thursdays, 11:30 am to 12:45 pm, E244

  • Play hockey in a non-checking league against local community colleges.

    COON RAPIDS
    Advisor: Joyce Traczyk

  • Promotes the positive development and image of the Integrative Health and Healing program, provides networking opportunities and camaraderie, and provides a venue for growth, learning and expanding awareness of complementary and alternative medicine.

    COON RAPIDS
    Advisor: No advisor at this time; contact Joyce Traczyk for more information. 

  • Encourages interest in computer science and provides a network of individuals interested in computer sciences. It provides opportunities to participate in competitions and solve computing and programming problems.

    COON RAPIDS
    Advisor: No advisor at this time; contact Joyce Traczyk for more information
    Meetings: TBD

  • Instrumental group. Enroll in MUSC 1106.00 or 1106.01

    COON RAPIDS
    Advisor: Sam Bergstrom

  • Singing! Enroll in MUSC 1108.00 or 1108.01

    COON RAPIDS
    Advisor: Melissa Bergstrom

  • Provides opportunities for students interested in writing poetry, fiction, and creative non-fiction. The Rapids Review and The Spirit River Review literary and arts magazines are published by the members of the Creative Writing Club.

    CAMBRIDGE
    Advisor: Jennifer Hutchens
    Meetings: Every other Wednesday, 12:15 to 1:15 pm, F222

    COON RAPIDS
    Advisor: Jasmin Ziegler
    Meetings: Tuesdays, 2 pm, H118

  • Welcomes students from all denominations, as well as those with no church affiliation. It supports and encourages students through Bible studies and other Christian activities.

    COON RAPIDS
    Advisor: No advisor at this time; contact Joyce Traczyk for more information
    Meetings: TBD

  • The Cycling Club's main goal is to improve people's overall health and cardio conditioning, while providing a relaxed and welcoming group environment to help people understand more about riding safely and general knowledge of all types of bikes.

    Coon Rapids
    Advisor: Melody Hoffman
    Meetings: TBA; contact advisor for more information.

  • Provides an opportunity for students to participate in tours of interest or complete projects, such as, a "Battle Bot" competition.

    COON RAPIDS
    Advisors: Dierk Hofreiter
    Meetings: TBD

  • To help students and the wider community increase their environmental awareness by providing a variety of engaging events and activities.

    CAMBRIDGE
    Advisor: Peter Wahlstrom
    Meetings: Mondays, 11:15 am to 12:15 pm, F105

  • Educates on gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, and straight issues; and works toward eliminating intolerance and prejudice. Encourages informal activities which foster healthy social interactions, understanding, and acceptance. 

    CAMBRIDGE 
    Advisor: Mackenzie Krzmarzick
    Meetings: Tuesdays, 2:30 to 3:30 pm, G201

  • To protect reproductive freedoms and gender equality through the education of students, staff, and community members on safe-sex practices, pregnancy options, birth control, emergency contraception and abortion in an effort to help individuals make informed decisions on their reproductive health.

    Check out the GERRL website to learn more!

    COON RAPIDS
    Advisor: Lisa Becker
    Meetings: TBD; contact advisor for more information

  • COON RAPIDS 
    Advisor: Sam Bergstrom

  • To establish a witnessing community of students and provide weekly discussion topics.

    CAMBRIDGE
    Advisors: Jenna Kowalski  
    Meetings: Wednesday, 12 to 1 pm, F107

  • Golden Rams Athletics

    COON RAPIDS
    Women's Basketball Coach: David Dewitt
    Men's Basketball Coach: Ron Larson
    Women's Softball Coach: Dave Alto
    Men's & Women's Soccer Coach: Brady Eichhorn-Hicks
    Women's Volleyball Coach: Susan Hartfiel
    Men's Baseball Coach: Jason Saulsbury

  • Badminton, billiards, basketball, chess tournaments, flag football, fun-walks and runs, golf, hockey, ice-hockey, soccer, softball, tennis, volleyball, etc.

    COON RAPIDS
    Advisor: Joyce Traczyk

  • The Latinx Club brings students together to share Latin culture on campus.

    COON RAPIDS CAMPUS 
    Advisor: Fabiola Diaz
    Meetings: Wednesdays, 3 to 4 pm, Clubs Quad (SC175)

  • Our activities include discussing specialty math topics, playing math games, watching math movies, hosting Math Alumni Day, and a spring math picnic.

    COON RAPIDS
    Advisor: Scott Dickie
    Meetings: TBD

  • Our "mathletes" train to compete in the AMATYC Student Mathematics League against students from across the country, and host friendly competitions for the Math Problem of the Week for prizes. 

    COON RAPIDS
    Advisor: Mark Omodt
    Meetings: TBD 

  • Open to all students interested in promoting cultural diversity and creating a welcoming environment for students of diverse cultures. Meets and discusses issues related to a variety of cultures and cultural experiences. The club also eats out at ethnic restaurants and attends cultural events in the Twin Cities.

    COON RAPIDS
    Advisor: Angela Vena

  • COON RAPIDS
    Advisor: Melissa Bergstrom

  • Provides opportunities designed to enrich the Muslim faith life, and to educate non-Muslims about Islam.

    COON RAPIDS
    Advisor: Abdul Dardery
    Meetings: Wednesdays, 2 to 3 pm, SC178

    October 3, 17 & 31
    November 14 & 28
    December 12

  • Phi Theta Kappa offers opportunities for academically exceptional students. Phi Theta Kappa is the international honor society for two-year colleges, which recognizes scholarship among community college students and provides members with leadership, fellowship, and service opportunities.

    Check out the Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society page to learn more!

    CAMBRIDGE
    Advisor: Ann Pelzel

    COON RAPIDS
    Advisor: John Herbert

  • Provides opportunities for students to explore the technical, practical, and creative aspects of photography.

    CAMBRIDGE
    Advisor: Jennifer Hutchens
    Meetings: Every other Wednesday, 12:15 to 1:15 pm, F222

  • Promotes awareness and activities related to mental health issues.

    CAMBRIDGE 
    Advisor: Fran Bieganek

    COON RAPIDS
    Advisor: Masataka Nunokawa

  • COON RAPIDS 
    Advisor: Aidyn Hillyard
    Meetings: Every Tuesday, 12 to 1 pm, Riverview Room (SC200)

  • Is an international organization dedicated to researching and re-creating the arts and skills of pre-17th century Europe.

    COON RAPIDS
    Advisor: Bruce Homann

  • To improve Spanish language skills while learning about the culture, history, and current realities of Spanish speaking countries.

    CAMBRIDGE
    Advisor: Susan Salazar-Kleiner

  • To support female students interested in majors or careers in STEM, sponsor speakers, provide resources, reach out to girls in K-12, and promote interest in STEM to the greater community.

    COON RAPIDS
    Advisor: Jane Ruliffson
    Meetings: Last Wednesday of the month, 2 to 3 pm

  • Our mission is to explore yourself to different periods of music, to make music with your colleagues, to perform a concert and to have fun in all the rehearsals.

    Coon Rapids: Melissa Bergstrom

  • Official governing body and voice for all ARCC students.

    Check out the Student Senate webpage for more information! 

    CAMBRIDGE
    Advisor: Elise Kazmerzak

    COON RAPIDS
    Advisor: 
    Joyce Traczyk
    Meetings: Wednesdays, 2 to 3 pm, Riverview Room (SC200)

  • Provides programs of fundamental interest to nursing students, and aids in development of professional roles and responsibilities in health care for people in all walks of life.

    CAMBRIDGE
    Advisor: Christine Andres
    Meetings: Tuesdays, 12:10 to 12:50 pm, E241

    COON RAPIDS 
    Advisor: Shandell Ferguson
    Meetings: Mondays, 2:15 to 4:15, B235

  • Educates the college community about issues related to the value, dignity, and truth of human life, and provides students with activism opportunities. 

    COON RAPIDS
    Advisor: Jennifer Liberty Clark 

    CAMBRIDGE 
    Advisor: Candace Blazek

  • To educate students about what sustainability is, inform students on ways to be sustainable and why it is important to the earth.

    COON RAPIDS
    Advisors: Victoria Downey
    Meetings: Second and fourth Wednesdays of each month, 2 to 3 pm, B208

  • Provides an opportunity to let out some built-up energy. Even if you have never swing danced before, come to learn. Wear comfortable shoes.

    COON RAPIDS
    Advisor: Shawn Magner
    Meeting: Wednesdays, 1 to 3 pm, G120

  • Produce social media, news reporting, photography, marketing and design work for The Campus Eye.

    CAMBRIDGE
    Advisor: Mackenzie Krzmarzick
    Meetings: Tuesdays, 12 to 12:50 pm, F206

    COON RAPIDS
    Advisor: Melody Hoffmann
    Meetings: Tuesdays, 12 to 1 pm, SC177

  • To encourage education about theatre through active involvement in activities, workshops, productions, and instruction. Manifest a perpetual interest for all forms of performance art and provide opportunities for additional growth.

    COON RAPIDS
    Advisor: Blayn Lemke

  • To encourage education about theatre through active involvement in activities, workshops, productions, and instruction. Manifest a perpetual interest for all forms of performance art and provide opportunities for additional growth.

    COON RAPIDS
    Advisor: Blayn Lemke
    Meetings: Wednesdays, 1 to 2 pm, H218

  • Provides academic and social support to all students who are interested in learning about African history, culture, and the African higher-education experience.

    COON RAPIDS
    Advisor: DeLisa Bolden

  • Creates a community of students who are interested in supporting veteran and/or military issues, and to encourage public awareness of the unique needs of veteran students on campus.

    COON RAPIDS
    Advisor: Clifford Anderson 
    Meetings: TBD

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