The Student Involvement Office

Academic Clubs

Accounting Club 
This organization provides students an opportunity to meet with professionals in the field of accounting and other related areas. The club invites outstanding speakers representing industrial, public, and governmental accounting. Off-campus activities include accounting seminars and field trips to local businesses and industries.

Criminal Justice Management Club 
This club provides a networking opportunity for those within the CJM major. It also introduces members to career opportunities through event sponsorship and trips to area agencies.

Hospitality Management Club 
This club expands students’ knowledge and understanding of the hospitality industry. Through social events, traveling, and numerous educational activities, the Hospitality Management Club helps create a positive atmosphere around all Nichols College events, both on and off campus.

Human Resource Management Club 
Students in this club seek experiences and information to gain a greater understanding of the fields of Human Resource Management and/or Management.

Management Club 
The Management Club takes students into real world experiences, while using information learned in the classroom. Trips are taken across the region to various companies and events.

Marketing and Communications Club 
The Marketing and Communications Club attracts and integrates the interests of both concentrations through educational and exciting trips to show members how their learning pertains to the worlds of marketing and communications. Through community-wide volunteerism once a semester, through fundraising, by hosting dinners, and by welcoming new members into Marketing National Honor Society, academic knowledge translates into real club experiences.

Psychology Club 
This academic group seeks to involve any Nichols student in the world of psychology. Students are not required to be psychology majors to participate.

Sport Management Club 
Offering additional opportunities for students specializing in Sport Management, the club schedules guest speakers and arranges trips to athletic organizations to give students exposure to this robust field of business.

Club Sports

Nichols College provides club sports for cheerleading, dance, men’s rugby, racquetball, men’s ice hockey, lacrosse, and women’s volleyball. The men’s rugby club plays in the fall and spring against other traditional New England Rugby Union teams. The racquetball team competes at regional and national levels; the Bison were the National Men’s Team Champions in 1995, and the men and women combined placed fourth in the overall competition in the 1996 nationals. Cheerleading placed first in the New England Regional Cheering & Dance Competition in 2002, 2003, 2005, 2006, and 2007. The women’s volleyball club began participation in Fall 2014 and will be transitioning to varsity in Fall 2016.

Cheerleading 
The Nichols College Cheer team consists of 25 women. In the fall semester, the team supports Bison Athletics on campus, and in the spring semester, the team focuses on competition and traveling both regionally and nationally to compete.

Dance Team 
The Dance Team aims to provide members a safe environment to express themselves through dance and movement, while providing opportunities to improve physical well-being.

Lacrosse Club 
The club lacrosse team was created in the spring semester of 2015 to meet the needs of our students. The roster consists of 20+ students and is looking to play competitively beginning in the Fall 2015 semester.

Men’s Ice Hockey Club 
This club is made up of players at a variety of skill levels who wish to improve their game-play through club level competitions with other colleges. In 2014-2015, the team had its most successful year in team history with a 12-1 record.

Men’s Rugby Club 
The club, which has both fall and spring seasons, has had much success since its inception in 1987. Each season has a rigorous schedule which includes many home and away games. In 2006, the team won the New England Rugby Football Union Division IV Championship. The Men’s Rugby Club has made many appearances in the NERFU playoffs.

Racquetball Club 
The co-ed racquetball team competes regionally against area colleges and universities. The team also competes annually in the national championships.

General Interest Clubs

Alternative Spring Break 
The students in this group fundraise their way to New Orleans in order to work with Gulf Coast Volunteers for the Long Haul, Inc. and the St. Bernard Project. This trip is full of opportunities for Nichols students to learn about the culture and themselves, as well as the chance to gain a new appreciation for community service and assisting those in need.

Anime Club 
The Anime Club aims to spread the word about the art of Japanese animation and engage students through trips to events like Comic Con, PAX, etc.

Campus Activities Board (CAB) 
The mission of the Campus Activities Board is to provide social activities and events that unite the student body and enhance the Nichols College community. CAB provides events ranging from comedians, live music, novelties, the Fall Extravaganza, Bison Fest, and more. Membership to CAB is open year round to the entire Nichols College community. The CAB President serves as a member of the Executive Advisory Board of SGA. CAB hosts over 100 programs a year.

Campus Ambassadors 
This club speaks about hope, love, faith, worship, and much more. It is not a typical bible study group; students interact with fellow classmates.

Caribbean Club 
This multi-cultural group has become one of the most active clubs on campus. Providing education and entertainment, this group hosts events highlighting various cultures such as Caribbean, African American, Latino, and many more.

Commuter Council 
This organization serves as a voice for the commuter population. It provides a link between commuter students and campus activities, and serves as a social environment. Its president serves as a member of the Executive Advisory Board.

Events for a Cause 
The Events for a Cause mission is to promote charities and causes through various activities and to increase student involvement in various philanthropic activities.

History Club 
This club creates an environment in which Nichols students with an interest in history, politics and current events have the opportunity to increase their knowledge and broaden their intellectual horizons in appeals and enjoyable ways.

International Club 
The mission of the International Club is to embrace diversity and different cultures on and off campus. Since all students have different cultural or ethnic backgrounds, this club wants to embrace these differences with the hope of building a better community for everyone at Nichols.

Poetry Club 
The Nichols College Poetry Club is a diverse and talented group of students who express their ideas and thoughts through poetry.

Residence Hall Council 
This student-run organization works closely with the Residence Life staff to plan events for the Hall Residents and improve life on campus for students.

Student Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) 
The Student Athlete Advisory Committee is a group of students who represent the institution’s student athletes. SAAC works in conjunction with the administration to enhance the total student athlete experience. This committee promotes communication between the athletics administration and student athletes, builds a sense of community within the athletics department, solicits student athlete responses to proposed conference and NCAA legislation, organizes community service efforts, and promotes positive student athlete images on campus.

Ski & Snowboard Club 
The Ski & Snowboard club is a campus organization that gives students an opportunity to ski or snowboard at some of the best locations in New England.

Student Alumni Society (SAS) 
The mission of Student Alumni Society (SAS) is to promote the interests of and understanding between Nichols College students of the past, present, and future. SAS provides students with leadership opportunities and experiences that enhance their education. SAS promotes Nichols spirit through involvement in campus, community and alumni activities.

This publication provides information concerning the programs at Nichols College and does not constitute a contract with the student.

The policies and procedures contained in the 2016-2018 Nichols College Catalog will remain in effect until June 30, 2018. Nichols College reserves the right to change at any time the rules governing admission, tuition, fees, courses, the granting of degrees, or any other regulations affecting the campus community. Such changes are to take effect whenever College officials deem necessary and will be communicated via written notice whenever possible or other means as appropriate.

NICHOLS COLLEGE
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Catalog of Nichols College
July 2016
Volume XLVIII