Clubs & Organizations at Utica College
Utica College believes strongly in the concept that a great deal of what students learn in college takes place outside of the classroom. Therefore, at UC, students, faculty, and staff members work side by side to provide a rich variety of social, cultural, and recreational activities. A student who participates fully in campus life can expect to be exposed to various ideas and issues, music and art forms, and styles of life. This is, of course, in addition to simply having a good time.
UC employs professional staff members to advise students in these matters, but the College faculty and staff members know that active student participation in the planning of extracurricular activities adds a vibrant quality to UC’s activities program and helps students develop and practice leadership, decision-making, and related skills.
According to the Utica College Student Senate Constitution, Article V, Section 9: Student Clubs and Organizations, each club and organization on campus is required to have at least five student members and one Faculty/Staff Advisor. They must have a constitution on file and they must submit a revised constitution to the Senate. Clubs and organizations are required to update their organization information to retain recognition status and to be eligible for funding.
OFFICE OF STUDENT LIVING AND COLLEGE ENGAGEMENT
The Gay Alliance
The SafeZone program was created to develop, enhance and maintain environments in workplaces, schools and other social settings that are culturally competent and supportive to LGBTQ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer/questioning) individuals, as well as straight, cisgender people who care about diversity, equality and inclusion.
What is a SafeZone?
A safe zone or a safe space is a place where all people feel welcome and safe. It may be a room, a car, or an entire college campus. The Gay Alliance SafeZone program aims to increase the awareness, knowledge, and skills for individuals and address the challenges that exist when one wants to advocate for their LGBTQ peers, family members, friends and co-workers. Creating safe zones or safe spaces is a proactive step that schools, agencies and corporations can take to create welcoming, inclusive spaces so that all people are empowered to reach their full potential.
Contact Dean of Diversity and Student Development Alane Varga at avarga
for more information or how to become SafeZone Certified