Spring 2023 Plan // Apply // HEERF // Careers at Cobleskill

Clubs & Organizations

SUNY Cobleskill offers more than 45 clubs and organizations that allow students to learn beyond the classroom, become a part of the campus community, and establish leadership skills.

Click a category below to jump to the club list on that topic.

Academics   |   Honor Societies   |   Services
Recreational   Social   |   Religious



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

Advisors: Dr. Sophie AnoDr. Jason Evans, Stephen Weir 

Join Club Facebook page >

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.


Join Club Facebook page >  Join Club Instagram page >

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, Ben Weikert
Visit club webpage >>
Join Club Facebook page >>

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. 

Advisor: Scott Ferguson

Join Club Facebook page >   Join Club Instagram page >

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:  Kim Tarvis, Carrie Edsall, David Thompson, Caitlin Foley
Join Club Facebook page >

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
Join Club Facebook page >

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.

Advisors: Elise Weiss, Carol Morris

The purpose of the Honeybee 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

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

Join Club Facebook page >

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
Visit club webpage >  Join Club Facebook page >   Join Club Instagram page >
Fill out our service request form >

The purpose of this club is to foster an understanding of sustainability in the green industry. To develop horticultural and agricultural skills that embrace a strong ecological relationship. The Plant Science and Sustainability Club will be a place to encourage diversity of backgrounds and perspectives futures among peers. Our meetings and events will be places for communication between the related majors in the fields of agriculture, horticulture, wildlife and other related majors - not exclusively. 

Advisors:  Dr. Lesley Judd
Join Club Facebook page >

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: Betsy Jensen, Terry Hughes
Join Club Facebook page >

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. Lynn Geoffrey

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, Catherine Roberts 

The Society for Conservation Biology (SCB) is an international professional organization dedicated to promoting the scientific study of the phenomena that affect the maintenance, loss, and restoration of biological diversity.  The Society for Conservation Biology envisions a world where people understand, value, and conserve the diversity of life on Earth.  The student chapter at Cobleskill welcomes anyone interested in the conservation of biodiversity.

Advisor:  Jessica Furlong  

Join Club Facebook page >

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

Join Club Facebook page > 

This club educates members about both working dogs and pet dogs via presenters as well as field trips.

Advisor: Crystal Zettl 

Join Club Facebook page >   Join Club Instagram page >

The SUNY Cobleskill Writers Group was formed in January 2021 as a forum for students to collectively write for pleasure about topics of personal interest, collaborate with and support each other, and strengthen their writing skills outside of the classroom. 

All SUNY Cobleskill students (all majors and all level writers) are welcome to join the Writers Group.  All that is needed is a desire for self-exploration and expressing yourself. Writing can empower you both personally and professionally, and it can be a means to understanding yourself and the world. 

In 2020, SUNY Cobleskill was the recipient of a Cornelia T. Bailey Foundation – New ERA Women Writers Program Grant which funded a guest author speaker series during the spring and fall 2021 semesters, and helped launch the Writers Group and the Tigerlily journal. 

Read Tigerlily >>


If you have questions and/or you are interested in joining the Writers Group, please contact one of the Co-Advisors:  

Kathy Johnson, Associate Professor – johnsok@cobleskill.edu

Matthew Burns, Associate Professor – burnsmr@cobleskill.edu

Lynn Berger, Director of Strategic Partnerships – bergerla@cobleskill.edu 

Katie Simpson, Health Educator – simpsokm@cobleskill.edu 

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: Dr. Roger Masse
Join Club Facebook page >

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.

Join Club Facebook page >  Join Club Instagram Page > 

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

Join Club Facebook page >

 Honor Societies

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 four year 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

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: Elise Weiss

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: David Campbell, Scott Ferguson

 Services - Volunteering

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 CEB include sponsoring major weekends and concerts, selection of movies and speakers, special events, and presenting programs involving music, theater, and dance.

Advisor: Mike Wacksman
Visit club website > 
Join Club Facebook page >   Join Club Instagram page >

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:  Abigail Cocco

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: Christina Pratt, Barbara Sprouse, Dr. Matthew LaLonde, Dr. Anne Hopkins Gross
Visit website >

Join SGA Facebook page >

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: Christina Pratt, Donna Pesta, Dr. Matthew LaLonde 
Visit Club Website >


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 
Join Club Facebook page >  Join Club Instagram page >

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:  Roy Bilby
Join Club Facebook page >

The purpose of the Chess Club is to teach members about the game of chess, including proper chess play and etiquette, and to promote a positive environment for game play. The Chess Club invites members from all skill levels and backgrounds to come together and partake in chess, either by spectating, or playing in a game.

Advisor: Grace Begany

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.

Advisors:  Leigh Christain, Marcia Christian
Join Club Facebook page >

This club's intention is to allow people to enjoy the winter months by giving them the opportunity to ski or snowboard. We work to provide that opportunity as often as possible while also giving students a community with similar interests.

Advisors: Chip Cotton, Henry Whitbeck
Join Club Facebook page >

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: Barry McKay, Joshua Louch 


The purpose of the Commuter Student Organization is to give the commuter students a voice and give them an opportunity to address common concerns.  We provide engagement opportunities for commuter students to connect to one another.  

Advisor: Mike Wacksman

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

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

Advisor: Dale Ano

The goal of Q&A 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, Mary Irving  
Join Club Facebook page >

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: Samantha Carey

Join Club Facebook page >   Join Club Instagram page >

This club brings lovers of Japanese Animation together. They aim to create a comfortable and relaxed atmosphere for people who love anime.



CCF is an organization whose purpose is to facilitate Christian fellowship on the SUNY Cobleskill College Campus.

Advisors: Ray Richards, Greg Rys