SUNY Jefferson

Student Activities

Academics are important but so is having fun, meeting people, and doing new things.  Campus student activities is how we help students explore new things and have a lot of fun!

All semester long there are cool events and ways to get involved.  

Get ready to make your time at Jefferson the time of your life! 


Looking for a great club to join…….We got it! We have 30+ clubs and organizations to join.

Fun Events

Looking for cool events on campus…….We rock!
We offer on-campus entertainment including popular comedians, cultural performances, famous guest speakers and big name concerts and musicians.

Leadership on campus

Looking for leadership opportunities......We need you!
Run for student government and help make a difference while developing your leadership skills.

Connect with Student Activities

McVean Student Center, building 4, room 4-104 
Monday - Friday 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. 
(315) 786-2403


Get Involved

Student Government is a unified body of dedicated students who work together to address the needs and concerns of JCC students to better serve both the students and campus community. We assist in the management of student fees and serve as the student body’s liaison to campus committees and JCC administration.

We are comprised of the Executive Board, the Student Assembly and committees which provides open forums for student voices and where we respond with innovative ideas that reflect the concerns of the campus community.

Why should you get involved?

Participation in Student Government is an effective way to share concerns and ideas and to learn about the various student activities that help support student learning outside the classroom. We hold ourselves to the highest standards and are committed to establishing the benchmark for future student leadership.

Questions? Concern?  More information on how to get involved?  Email us at

Jefferson’s Tau Xi Chapter of Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) is a prestigious international honor society which seeks to recognize academic excellence in two-year colleges. Scholarships, leadership, service and fellowship are the hallmarks of PTK. Providing opportunities for an intellectual climate for the interchange of ideas, for a fellowship for scholars and for the importance in continuing academic excellence.


Membership for PTK is by invitation only and will be extended based on the following:

  • Enrollment in a degree program
  • Completed twelve credit hours of college level course work
  • Cumulative grade point average of a minimum 3.50
  • Eligibility is also contingent upon enrollment at JCC during the invited semester and completion of the orientation and application process by the stated deadlines.

Benefits of Membership

The benefits of becoming a PTK member are numerous and include:

  • Over $36 million in transfer scholarships available to PTK students
  • Privilege of wearing Honors Stole at graduation ceremony
  • “Phi Theta Kappa Member” printed on JCC transcripts

Types of Membership

There are two types of membership options for students: Regular or Enhanced.

Enhanced membership encourages participation in JCC’s Tau Xi Chapter activities. The chapter meets regularly to promote membership, encourage scholarship, advocate leadership, engage in fellowship and provide service to the community.
As a PTK member you may decide not to participate in chapter activities; recognizing that many of our members are busy with jobs, school and families and for them, a regular membership is the appropriate option.


For additional information about the international society, please visit the official PTK website.

For additional information on JCC’s Tau Xi Chapter, please contact 315-786-2431.

The National Society of Leadership and Success (NSLS), is an organization that helps people discover and achieve their goals. The Society offers life-changing lectures from the nation's leading presenters and a community where like-minded, success-oriented individuals come together and help one another succeed.

Why should you get involved?

Membership is for life and provides access to benefits including scholarships and awards, exclusive on-campus events, employer recruitment through an online job bank, and discounts on computers, textbooks, grad school prep courses, insurance and much more. The Society encourages the opportunity for student networking and building your leadership skills.

The Campus Activities Board (CAB) at Jefferson Community College is a student-run organization that provides a variety of quality entertainment and leadership opportunities for all students, allowing them to get involved on campus in a unique way. Not only do students gain incredible life skills through planning and running events, but they also enjoy experiences that they will remember for a lifetime with friends they’ll never forget.

Students can join to plan exciting events for all students at JCC like Fall Fest, Spring Fest, live concerts, coffee houses, entertainers including comedians, hypnotists and magicians and many more. CAB’s events not only help student relax and enjoy their time on campus - they also often provide students with a much-needed break from studying.

CAB provides students with experiences in planning, publicizing, budgeting and implementing programs that help them develop lifelong skills to complement their academic experiences at JCC. Any student at Jefferson is welcome and encouraged to get involved with CAB.

Work for us - apply on the Student Employment page.

Like to save money?

We offer discounted Regal Cinema movie tickets as well as discounted seasonal attractions and discounts on the many campus-sponsored programs. Stop in the Student Activities Center to learn more!

Stop by our office or give us a call; we’d love to know what YOUR interests are!  

Connect with Student Activities

McVean Student Center, building 4, room 4-104 
Monday - Friday 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. 
(315) 786-2403