Clubs and Organizations
How You Can Get Involved on Campus?
College is about more than just going to class, and at Bunker Hill Community College, getting involved is one of the best things you can do to have fun, make friends and share experiences that you will remember for the rest of your life. The College offers a variety of co-curricular activities that provide students with opportunities to develop leadership skills, engage in social interaction and make a difference in campus life.
The Student Association is the student body of Bunker Hill Community College. All registered students at Bunker Hill Community College automatically become members of the Student Association by paying the required College fees. A portion of these fees funds all of the Student Activities and Athletics programs presented annually on campus. Student Association members are encouraged to participate in various athletic programs, club organizations and Student Association sponsored events. The Student Trustee and officers of the Student Government Association are the elected representatives of the student body; elected student officials are expected to be mature individuals who will responsibly fulfill the requirements of their position while maintaining a record of conduct and behavior that demonstrates integrity, civic responsibility and service to others.
The Student Government Association (SGA) is an elected body of Bunker Hill Community College students that provides the opportunity for students to develop leadership skills. Student Government Association members work in collaboration with the College administration to enhance the quality of student life on campus. Meetings are Tuesdays at 1 pm in E175 during the Academic Year.
Alpha Kappa Mu (AKM) is the name of BHCC’s 5-Star chapter of the Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) International Honor Society of the Two-Year College. Phi Theta Kappa is the largest honor society in American higher education with more than 2 million members and 1,200 chapters in the United States and around the world. The purpose of Phi Theta Kappa is to recognize and encourage scholarship among two-year college students.
Membership in PTK offers many benefits to students, including:
- Recognition for your academic achievement
- Access to applying for special transfer scholarships to four-year colleges and universities
- FREE enrollment in CollegeFish.org, a transfer and college completion planning tool that creates a list of colleges and scholarships you qualify for based on a profile you create
- FREE access to Five Star Competitive Edge, a personal and professional development plan for building marketable skills and an online portfolio
- Opportunities for involvement in college and community service
- Motivation and support for continued academic excellence
- Recognition by wearing Phi Theta Kappa commencement regalia during college graduation (provided free of charge)
To qualify, students must have completed 12 college-level credits and have attained a minimum GPA of 3.3 or higher. An e-mailing goes out to qualified students each semester, and information sessions are presented each semester by AKM officers and members. There is a one-time membership fee of $70, which is sent to the PTK International Headquarters to process your membership.
With more than 30 multicultural and multi-interest student clubs and organizations on campus, there is always something going on. We celebrate identity, cultivate diversity and create community on campus. Clubs range from having an academic, cultural, or special interest focus. We celebrate diversity and create community on campus. New members are always welcome!
Participating in clubs and organizations is a wonderful way to enrich your college experience! Getting involved in campus life enhances the education that students receive in the classroom by giving students hands-on experience with program planning, individual leadership and group development. These experiences will create lifelong friendships, develop skills for your resume, and open you up to new opportunities.