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