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Clubs and Organizations

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Looking to learn more about MCLA's Clubs and Organizations? Visit the Student Government Association Office located in the Campus Center Room 316 to find out more about the 51 opportunities to get involved. The office is open Monday - Friday from 8:30 am - 4:45 pm. During the academic year, the office is open nights and weekends (posted hours TBD). Email sga@mcla.edu or call 413-662-5401 to speak to a representative about the many engaging experiences we have to offer. Student Government Association sponsors many of our clubs and organizations.

Here are the current clubs and organizations recognized by SGA:

National Residence Hall Honorary

The National Residence Hall Honorary (NRHH) is the premier honor society for residential college students across the nation. NRHH provides leadership experience and development opportunities to its members through involvement in service-based programs. 

NeXXus Step Team FB IG 
The purpose of NeXXus is to provide a welcoming environment for all types of individuals to learn stepping. As a team they have put on performances for the MCLA community as well as social and cultural events. Their goal is to entertain others with their stepping and be involved on their campus. Anyone interested can join no matter their experience level.

Outdoors Club FB 
This club offers students the opportunity to experience the Berkshires at its finest. With many resources in our area, the club benefits from a wide range of options for outings. The club sponsors trips year round including hiking camping, and more. All are welcome to join regardless of ability. 

Photography Club 
The purpose of this club is to provide students with a creative and fun atmosphere where they can express themselves in different ways through the art of photography as well as meet students with similar interests.

Pillars Community Enhancement Club FB IG 
The purpose of Pillars is to enhance the MCLA campus and North Adams community through volunteer work and celebration of local cultures, histories, and events. This club promotes community service and local action, with the example set by president James F. Birge. 

Political Science Club FB TW IG
This organization’s objectives are to familiarize the student body with local, state, national, and international political issues. It provides a vehicle for understanding the political process in the United States and abroad on all levels. The purpose of the club is two fold: to develop theories of common interest in the field through guest speakers and to exchange opinions, ideas, and theories on various issues. The club also develops students’ public speaking and problem-solving abilities and improves their knowledge of general world issues to prepare them for Model United Nations Conferences.

Psychology Club FB 
This club will serve to create a setting in which students who are interested in psychology can discuss current findings in the field, share new topics of research, and learn about further education and opportunities pertaining to psychology. 

Queer Student Union FB TW IG 
QSU reaches out to unite the MCLA community as a whole by providing support and resources for gay, lesbian, bisexual, asexual, pansexual, transgender, intersex, gender non-conforming and/or questioning (hereafter referred to as queer as an umbrella term) which addresses the needs and concerns of the queer student community on campus. 

Radiology Club  
The purpose of Radiology Club is to further students’ knowledge of the radiology field. Opportunities include all aspects of diagnostic imaging, understanding the challenges of the field, and continuing education about the field outside the classroom.

Rugby Club FB IG
The MCLA Rugby Club is open to both men and women. In the Fall of 2011, the men's team started competing in the NERFU Division 4. Practices begin the second week of the Fall semester and end approximately in the middle of November until our Spring season begins.

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NeXXus step team
NeXXus Step Team 10 Year Anniversary Venable Theater
QSU at tabling event
Queer Student Union at the President's Ice Cream Social



Rugby Alumni match
Rugby Alumni Match MCLA Athletic Complex