Hilbert College Clubs

By Amanda Figueroa

Here is a snapshot of active clubs at Hilbert College and the services they provide for the college and the community.

Adventure Club

Advisor: Jim Sturm


Adventure Club works to engage students in adventure and allow them to experience the outdoors. This Club has also participated in trash pickups for the neighboring community.

The Black Student Union

Advisor: Tanya Moreta


The Black Student Union is a club that focuses on celebrating, advocating for, and increasing understanding of the heritage and experiences of black culture. The Ronald McDonald House, a program that provides care for sick children and their families, is a community service that this club is proud to be a part of.

Common Ground Club

Advisor: Tanya Moreta

Common Ground Club is a diverse group seeking to create an inclusive environment for student learning both inside and outside of the classroom. This year, Common Ground will be participating in the Day of Service; a yearly program in which Hilbert College takes part of a nationwide project to serve and strengthen communities.

Communication Club

Advisor: Steve Fox


The Communication Club provides an opportunity for students to learn more about the broad field of communication while making friends and having fun. This club produces tutorial videos on how to use the equipment, such as on how to properly handle cameras.

Criminal Justice and Forensic Science Association

Advisors: Dan Culver and John Reinholz

dculver@hilbert.edu  jreinholz@hilbert.edu

The Criminal Justice and Forensic Investigation Association provides an informal setting in which students and faculty can discuss ideas, current events, and careers in criminal justice and forensic investigation. The CJFS club has volunteered at Adopt-A-Highway and Renaissance House. The CJFS club also runs Hawk Café.


Advisor: Daniel Roland


Enactus encourages students to take what they learn in the classroom and apply it to real-life situations. Its volunteer missions include Caps for Kids, Hoop for Heroes, as well as the refugee assistance program

Franciscan Spirit Club

Advisor: Jeff Papia


Franciscan Spirit Club is designed to meet the needs of the students involved by providing a link between the student body and campus ministry and to have student input in planning and organizing campus ministry activities. This year, the Franciscan will participate in Agape Latte; a speaker led program where students and staff can come together and listen to speakers talk about a specific topic, all while enjoying a delicious cup of coffee or a tasty snack. This year’s Agape latte will be held October 5, at the lower level Campus Center. The speaker will be Mark Paoni and he will be speaking about “Who am I?”


Advisor: Yvonne Downes


The Gaming/Anime Club at Hilbert College was created to provide students the ability to relieve stress and have fun with other students all while teaching them about the gaming community as a whole.

Great Expectations

Advisor: Dr. Amy Smith


Great Expectations provides students with the opportunity to explore various cultural activities in the Buffalo area. This year, Great Expectations participated in Light the Night, a yearly service where people from all over the country participate in a lantern-filled night walk to benefit the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. The walk was on September 22, at Delaware Park, in Buffalo New York.

Green Hawks

Advisor: Jim Sturm

The Hilbert Green Hawks strive to preserve, maintain, and protect the natural world. Green Hawks have participated in environmental cleanups, trash pickups, and participated in the promotion of recycling.

Hilbert Hawk Radio

Contact: Don Vincent


Hawk Radio is a web-based radio station run by Hilbert College students of all majors.

Listen to Hawk Radio here.

Hilbert Helpers

Advisor: Rachel Wozniak


The purpose of Hilbert Helpers is to volunteer throughout the Hilbert community and beyond, including the Hamburg and Buffalo areas. This club has participated in volunteer opportunities such as; Make-A-Wish, apple picking, charity races, Ronald McDonald House, Resurrection Life Food Pantry, and many more.

Hilbert Horizons

Advisor: Dr. Charles Ernst


Horizons is the campus literary magazine, where students submit works of literature and the editors, also made up of students, decide which works are published and distributed for the Hilbert Community.

Human Services Association

Advisor: Colleen Kumiega


The Human Services Association offers students the opportunity to socialize and network with various present and future human services professionals. Planning and participating in community events in and around Hilbert college help enhance their environment.

Peer Leaders

Contact: Kate Monroe


Hilbert College’s Peer Leader Program is committed to enhancing student development by encouraging growth in the areas of leadership, communication, self-direction, and problem-solving. Peer leaders have participated in the Peace Walk, Hilbert Reads, and have made goodie bags for Women’s and Children’s Hospital.

Phi Beta Lambda

Advisor: Amanda Recio


Phi Beta Lambda promotes professional business leadership through educational experiences and involvement in leadership activities. This club has participated in the March of Dimes.


Advisors: Daniel Roland and Amy Smith

ROTARACT clubs are part of a global effort to bring peace and understanding to the world through service learning initiatives. ROTARACT takes part in service trips to places such as Italy and the Dominican Republic.


Advisor: Jill Cole-Splawaski

The goal of Spectrum is to provide a supportive environment in which lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender students, faculty, staff, and administrators have equality in every respect. This year the club has discussed volunteering at a “Gayla” aka Gay Gala, a gay and lesbian youth service of Western New York, as well as volunteering at the Buffalo Pride Center.

Students Against Destructive Decisions

Advisor: Phyllis Dewey


The SADD Club helps create an awareness of alcohol and substance abuse with campus and community service activities that focus on the importance of a healthy lifestyle, offering alternatives to destructive decisions. Fundraising and participating in Alcohol Awareness Week are among the community service events this club is a part of.

Student Veterans Association

Advisor: John Culhane


Contact: Tanya Moreta


The Student Veterans Association provides support and information for students active in the military, veterans, those who have friends and/or family members in the military, or are interested in the military. This year the SVA will be participating in the day of service.

Young Life

Advisor: Jake Peters


Young Life is an organization that brings students together to discuss their faith. In the past, the club has conducted different community service projects around the country.


For any more information on Hilbert clubs, please visit the student life activities website or:

Hilbert College
Student Activities Office
5200 South Park Ave.
Hamburg, NY 14075

Campus Center, Lower Level

Jessica Todd, Director of Student Activities
716-649-7900, ext. 335

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