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SUNY Cobleskill offers more than 40 clubs that allow students to learn beyond the classroom, become a part of the campus community, and establish leadership skills.

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Honor Societies






     American Animal Producers Club

The club offers students the opportunity to work with the college owned livestock in preparing the animals for various types of performances. The club sponsors many activities and events throughout the year. Some are: The Northeast Horseman's Clinic, Livestock Fitting, The Livestock Jamboree, Canine Police Training, and The Annual Livestock Project. Each year the club also is very proud to own registered Hampshire sheep. This club is for anyone who has an interest in animals.
Advisors: Cindi Shelley, Dirk Schubert
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     American Fisheries Society

We are a Student Sub-Unit of the American Fisheries Society (AFS). Our goals are to provide members with the opportunity to exchange experiences students have had by completing their internships/jobs and provide professionals the opportunity to share with us what they are doing in fisheries and aquaculture occupations. The AFS Student Sub-Unit welcomes anyone who has a passion for fish.
AdvisorJohn Foster

     Biological Conservation Unit

The purpose of Reptile Propagation and Conservation Unit is to educate people about the handling and care of reptiles, to breed reptiles in safe and humane conditions, and to take the pressure off wild reptiles by providing people with captive bred and reared reptiles for purchase as opposed to taking reptiles from their native environments.
Advisor: Dr. Greenwood
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     Business Careers Club

The Business Careers Club is focused on providing education enhancing skills and opportunities for students to prepare them for the work place. The actual activities are set by the members each year and have included guest speakers, workshops, etiquette dinners, employer panel discussions, COBY Madness, etc. 
Advisors: Scott Ferguson, Katrina Pearl

     Coby SEEDS

Strategies for Ecological Education, Diversity, and Sustainability (SEEDS) is a student chapter of the Ecological Society of America. SEEDS is dedicated to changing the campus for the better of the environment and to open people's eyes to healthier ways of living and alternate ways of functioning in the modern society.    
Advisors: Dr. Gasho-Landis, Adam Wild 
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     Culinary, Hospitality and Tourism

CHAT is a club that focuses on learning more about the professions of Hospitality and Tourism.
Advisors:  Cherryl Vacarella, Derrick McIntyre

     Dairy Cattle Club

Trips, club sponsored contests, and a consignment sale of registered cattle are just some of the activities. It is a welcomed attraction to animal science, dairy, and other majors continuing their education here at Cobleskill. This club is open to any person, from any major interested in cattle.
Advisors: Dave Thompson, Kim Tarvis, Carrie Edsall
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     Early Childhood Association

The Early Childhood Association is open to any student interested in the education and welfare of young children. The purpose of the association is to raise money for community programs serving children; to provide special programs for community children; and to provide information to the public regarding the needs and rights of children.
Advisor:  Elise Weiss

     Global Ambassadors Network

This group helps students connect and learn about international education experiences and opportunities, and they work to make students around the campus aware of different cultures around the world.
Advisors: Amanda Hantho, Susan Jagendorf
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     Landscape Club

The purpose is to link Cobleskill landscape students with the national industry and to provide them with an understanding of the full spectrum of landscape opportunities. Membership is open to all students in the associate or bachelor of technology programs who have an interest in landscaping.
Advisor: Tim Marten


Our mission is to act as a real world design agency by offering creative design solutions to our campus and surrounding communities. We engage in transactions with clients and clubs to gain experience and to enhance our portfolios and professional body of work. By operating as an agency, we establish leadership roles for our members and create opportunities for meaningful collaboration and personal growth. All students are welcome to join our team to hone their communication and business skills for a successful start in their chosen field.
Advisors: Greg Miller, Kayla Vaughn 

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     Ducks Unlimited

The purpose of the SUNY Cobleskill Student Chapter of Ducks Unlimited is to promote the conservation of waterfowl and their habitats through education, research and outreach. It recognizes that ducks, geese, and swans are a vital part of the human environment, ecologically, economically and recreationally.
Advisors:  Dr. Michael Losito, Eric B. Struening
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     Model United Nations

The purpose of the Model United Nations Club is to afford its members the opportunity to improve their public speaking and debating skills. This club will allow you to explore the policies of different countries, giving you an overall understanding of different countries cultures and the policies they go by. Students can request to join our Facebook group here:
Advisor:  Michael Avitabile
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     Agricultural Business Club

For any students interested in Agricultural Marketing activities including building relationships with agribusiness professionals and competing nationally on a food marketing plan.
Advisor: Sophie Winter

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     Plant Science Club

The purpose of this club is to give experience and knowledge of the horticulture field to the college campus. They also provide services to the community and campus association. Membership is open to the entire student body and faculty.
Advisors:  Chris Cash, Daniel Weber
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     Postsecondary Agricultural Student Organization/Collegiate Farm Bureau

This club offers students an opportunity to be affiliated with two national organizations, the Postsecondary Agricultural Student (PAS) Organization and the American Farm Bureau Federation Young Farmers and Ranchers Division. PAS is one of eleven career and technical organizations recognized by the U.S. Department of Education, providing leadership opportunities and programs to students enrolled in agricultural programs at colleges across the nation. Their annual conference in March of each year allows students to compete in over 20 leadership and technical skill-oriented award programs. Through support from the New York Farm Bureau, Collegiate Farm Bureau provides members an opportunity to be a part of the “Voice of Agriculture” through participation in numerous statewide events and conferences including the annual Collegiate Discussion Meet contest. There is also a national conference in February that provides outstanding workshops and networking opportunities for students. Locally, the club acts as one united group that conducts several community service, fundraising, public relations, and social activities throughout the year.
Advisors:  Matt Hibbard, Betsy Jensen, Zachary Metzler
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     Pre-Veterinary Club

The purpose of the Pre-Veterinary Club is to promote the interest and education in the animal science field with a concentration on a career in veterinary medicine, to encourage academic excellence and to support a sense of harmony among its members. They also aid in the care of animals at surrounding animal maintenance facilities and work to become familiar with the veterinary office atmosphere.
Advisor: Dr. Geoffroy

     Psychology Club

The purpose of this club shall be to educate and provide support to those who wish to pursue a career in psychology and its related subsidiaries. The club can help build professional relationships with psychology professors, staff and students.  It can be used as a resume builder, an opportunity to grow in the field of psychology through hands on projects, discussions, dinners, and presentations.
Advisors: Melissa Collins, Christina Ilowiecki

     Society of Agricultural Engineering Club

This club offers any campus student an opportunity to participate in a variety of activities from personal development to community service. Topics associated with agricultural engineering or manufacturing are often presented in meetings by industry representatives or via films or videos. Industry contacts are encouraged and generally occur through industry inspection field trips. Community service projects are also completed as club activities.
Advisor: Nicholas Testa 

     Student Horsemen's Association

SHA's goal is enlightenment in all phases of good horsemanship practices. Both business and general meetings are held monthly consisting of discussions, guest lecturers, and movies. The organization takes part in social events, including college weekends, events, planning parties and get-togethers for the School of Agricultural and Natural Resources.
Advisor:  Lynn Dunn
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     Student Pastry Arts Club

This club's aim is to broaden student's activities and interests in the college and local community with campus and community fundraisers and get-togethers. They work to provide students with opportunities to explore the world of pastry arts.
Advisors:  Joanne Cloughly, Jaimie Handy

     SUNY Cobleskill Bee Club

The purpose of the Bee and Pollinator club is to raise awareness of pollinators and reduce the stigma associated with bees. The club allows students of all degrees to have hands on experience with an often overlooked aspect of agriculture.
Advisor: Christine O’Dell

     SUNY Cobleskill Canine Club

This club educates members about both working dogs and pet dogs via presenters as well as field trips.
Advisors: Tom Poltynski, Katelyn Barber, Leah DiGioia, Kyle McCraith

     The Wildlife Society

It is the goal of the Student Chapter of The Wildlife Society to provide opportunities for improved communication among individuals locally and with other student chapters, augment fish, wildlife, and natural resource educational opportunities, prepare members for careers, to encourage professionalism and high standards, and to promote a broader understanding of fish, wildlife, and natural resources to the campus and surrounding communities.
Advisor:  Kevin Berner
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     Trout Unlimited 

The purpose of this club is to protect, reconnect, restore and sustain Coldwater fisheries in Schoharie County and its surrounding watersheds. We will ensure that robust populations of native and wild Coldwater fish once again thrive within their North American range, so that future generations can enjoy healthy fisheries in their home waters.
Advisor:  Ben German

     Turf Club

The purpose of this chapter of the Golf Course Superintendents Association of America is to serve as an official organization for students interested in golf course management, to provide them with information about career directions and the credentials needed to become a golf course superintendent, to promote and advance the profession and enrich the quality of golf and its environment, and to provide an avenue for an exchange of information and ideas between student and golf course professionals in their geographical area.
Advisor:  Dr. Alex Ellram

  Honor Societies

     Biological Honor Society

The Biological Honor Society is meant to bring together students who are interested in biology to cultivate intellectual interest in the natural sciences and to promote a better appreciation of the value of biological study. There are two types of members: associate members are all students with interest in biology, and regular members are students majoring in a biological field that have achieved academic success in the courses pertaining to their biology major (Animal Science, Biotechnology, Environmental & Energy Technologies, Fisheries and Aquaculture, Landscape Contracting, Plant Science, Turfgrass Management and Wildlife Management). Together our goal is the stimulation of scholarship, dissemination of scientific knowledge, and promotion of biological research. We achieve this goal by having biological fun, going to lectures and supporting student learning and research.

Advisor: Dr. Iggy Gilette-Ferguson

     Epsilon Pi Tau

Delta Theta is SUNY Cobleskill's Chapter of the Epsilon Pi Tau International Honor Society. This group encourages academic excellence and it fosters, encourages and recognizes individuals throughout society to develop and act upon interests in technology.
Advisor:  Jason Evans

     Phi Theta Kappa

Lambda Gamma is Cobleskill's chapter of Phi Theta Kappa, the only internationally recognized honor fraternity for two year junior colleges. Entrance requirement to this service organization is a 3.5 cumulative average and 12 credit hours. P.T.K. sponsors many social and educational programs on campus and is active on state and national levels.
Advisors:  Richard Benninger , Scott Ferguson


     Circle K International

Circle K International coordinates student volunteer activities and creates leadership development opportunities for students both on and off campus..
Advisor: Jeff Foote, Jeri Usatch

     Council for Student Activities 

The purpose of this club is to provide social, cultural, and educational opportunities for all members of the college community and to provide students with experience in group planning and leadership as well as social and educational contacts. Specific responsibilities of CSA include sponsoring major weekends and concerts, selection of movies and speakers, special events, and presenting programs involving music, theater, and dance.
Advisors: Mike Wacksman, Jeff Foote
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     Havlock Society: Student Alumni Club

As member of the Havlock Society, you will have the opportunity to network with influential alumni and community members while acting as a host at alumni, development and university events. Students will also help with planning alumni events as well as coordinate annual class gift and building school pride and community. 
Advisor:   Matthew Barney

     RA Activities Council

It is the purpose of the RA Activities Council to provide an outlet for Resident Assistants, financial support for programming and educational opportunities, to create a forum for discussion for residence hall programs, to support and provide citizenship opportunities, and to offer opportunities for camaraderie among the Residential Life staff.
Advisor:   Dale Ano

     Student Government Association

SGA is the official voice of the student body. As a group, SGA shares their thoughts and concerns about the quality of the student experience with key members of the administration. They also oversee the use of the Student Activity Fee, which amounts to over $440,000. Members and officers of SGA sit on various campus committees, all in an effort to represent the needs of the students on a variety of levels.
Advisors:  Jeff Foote, Mike Wacksman
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     Student Veterans Association

The mission of the Student Veteran Association is to increase access for veterans into SUNY Cobleskill while providing them with the necessary guidance, mentoring and array of student centered services, programs and community support that will assist with their transition and ensure their academic and personal success within the college community. All are welcome to join.
Advisors: Matt LaLonde, Donna Pesta
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     Archery Club

The purpose of Archery Club is to educate others about the history of archery as a sport and to better the skills of members through practice and competitions.
Advisor: Margrethe Lauber
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     Baseball Club

The purpose of the baseball Club is to be a competitive club at the collegiate club level. The club allows students to play baseball at a competitive level.
Advisor: Dale Ano

     Bass Fishing Team/Club

This Team & Club is a collective group of student anglers who are interested in fishing and competing in Bass Tournaments at the collegiate level. They compete regionally and are active in the community with clean-ups, fund raisers, club awareness and promoting clean, outdoor activities.
Advisors: Eric Struening, Roy Bilby
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     E-Sports Club

This club focuses on League of Legends, DOTA 2 and Minecraft. It allows club members to play these games in a safe and inclusive environment.
Advisor:  David Brinkman

     Outing Club

People interested in having fun in the great outdoors join this club to organize and develop exciting and educational experiences. A great deal of time is spent in planning a comprehensive array of outings such as: backpack trips, mountain climbs, overnight camp outs, horseback rides, ropes courses, and white water rafting.
Advisor: Matthew Barney, Sherman Ortiz, Heather Anthony
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     Tae Kwon Do Club

Learn the traditional form of Korean Karate in a non-contact format. The club is affiliated nationally with other college clubs through the World Tae Kwon Do Association. The association provides biannual tournament competitions and belt certifications under Grandmaster Duk Sun Son, one of the original Korean masters to bring the art to the United States. The club practices 2-3 times a week and is open to all students. Since instruction is self paced, students can join at any time.
Advisors: Paul Amodeo, Ted Volkert, James Fisher

     Woodsmen Club

This club shall support the Woodsmen Team at various Intercollegiate competitions and public demonstrations. It will strive to be at the service of the College and local community while practicing safe and efficient use of its own tools and educating others in such use. They will practice good resource management.
Advisors: Linda SerdyJeri Usatch, Kayla Vaughn
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     Dramatic Tigerians

Our purpose is to provide entertainment for the community and to promote artistic development through dramatic productions and related activities. The club also meets to discuss theatre productions.
Advisor: Sinikka Grant

     Empire of Change

This club focuses on addressing the topic of diversity on campus. Their events bring students together from all backgrounds in celebration.
Advisor: Jeff Foote

     International Club

The purpose of the International Club is to educate students about the various international and ethnic groups on campus, to provide social programs for students focusing on international activities, and to celebrate the diversity among students. This goal is achieved through meetings, field trips, dinners, discussions, and speakers, all of which are designed to showcase cultural contributions.
Advisors: Leigh Ann Christain, Marcia Christian
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     Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Ally Union (LGBTAU)

The goal of LGBTAU is to allow persons of any sexual orientation, gender identity, and/or expression and allies of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer/Questioning (LGBTQ) persons to obtain support from their peers and to promote acceptance and educate about the diversity of the campus community.
Advisor:   Abbey Perkins  
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     National Wild Turkey Federation

The purpose of the SUNY Cobleskill Student Chapter of the club is to promote the conservation of upland habitat and the species it hosts through hunter education, research and public outreach. It recognizes that wild turkeys are a vital part of the human environment, ecologically, economically, and recreationally. Goals of the Student Chapter of National Wild Turkey Federation are fourfold: 1. Promote and engage in activities related to the conservation and management of wild turkey and their upland habitats; 2. Teach and promote hunter safety through events and presentations produced by students and local professionals; 3. Increase student body membership in the National Wild Turkey Federation by recruiting students from all majors on campus to increase diversity; and 4. Raise funds to support the mission of the National Wild Turkey Federation.
Advisor: Mark Kiburz

     Otaku Nation

This club brings lovers of Japanese Animation together. They aim to create a comfortable and relaxed atmosphere for people who love anime.
Advisors: Michael Avitabile, Christina Trees


     Cobleskill Christian Fellowship

CCF is an organization whose purpose is to facilitate Christian fellowship on the SUNY Cobleskill College Campus.
Advisors:   Ray Richards , Greg Rys