All Campus Clubs




Campus Activities Board

CAB provides opportunities for students to take part in social activities. CAB coordinates the marketing, production, and supervision of events such as Casino Night, Bingo, Grocery Bingo, entertainers and comedians, and various off-campus trips. Students gain valuable leadership experience through the planning and implementation of all events. 

Contact: Tommy Vane
Student Activities
Campus Center, Lower Level
649-7900, ext. 335

Common Ground Club

The Common Ground Club is a diverse group seeking to create an inclusive environment for student learning both inside and outside of the classroom. The club also builds social skills among students to help promote a student community. The Common Ground Club provides students with new and innovative programs designed to encourage working together to build student appreciation for different identities and cultures. Membership is open to all students.

Contact: Dr. Tara Jabbaar-Gyambrah
Director of Multicultural Affairs
103B Bogel Hall
649-7900, ext. 243

Communication Club

The Communication Club provides an opportunity for students to learn more about the broad field of communication while making friends and having fun. The club sponosrs trips and numerous social activities as well as projects that increase the students' understanding of and proficiency in the communication arts.

Contact: Chris Gallant
Communication Studies
140 D Bogel Hall
649-7900, ext. 345

Criminal Justice and Forensic Science Association

The Criminal Justice and Forensic Investigation Association provides an informal setting in which students and faculty can discuss ideas, current events and careers in criminal justice and forensic investigation. Students also have the opportunity to visit police, correctional and juvenile facilities, as well as participate in community service activities such as the Adopt-a-Highway program or efforts for Renaissance House, a residential chemical dependency facility for local youth. Criminal justice and forensic investigation majors are encouraged to join the association, but membership is open to any Hilbert student.

Contact: Mary Ann Hobar
Assistant Professor of Forensic Science/CSI
176 Bogel Hall
649-7900, ext. 326

Contact: Dr. Mark Paoni
Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice
174 Bogel Hall
649-7900, ext. 393

Delta Alpha Pi - Gamma Tau Chapter

Because of the negative stereotyping associated with disability; students have been reluctant to identify themselves publicly. DAPi Honor Society presents an opportunity to change that perception by recognizing students with disabilities for their academic accomplishments. In addition this honor society facilitates development of skills in leadership, advocacy and education for participating students. Members of Delta Alpha Pi Honor Society participate in activities designed to educate the community and society regarding disability issues and the need to apply the principles of universal design in learning.

Contact: Debbie Dimitrovski
Assistant Director of Academic Services
107 Bogel Hall
649-7900, ext. 260

Diversity Student Union

The mission is the Diversity Student Union is to promote diversity on campus by giving all students a chance to have a voice. We are actively involved on campus with various events. Our job is to be an advocacy group for diversity issues.

Contact: Jim Golden
Chairperson of Social Sciences Division
131 Bogel Hall
649-7900, ext. 422


Active on more than 1,000 college and university campuses in 20 countries, Enactus encourages students to take what they learn in the classroom and apply it to real-life situations. Students also use their knowledge to better their communities through educational outreach projects. Membership is open to all students.

Contact: Daniel Roland
Professor of Business Administration
Paczesny Hall
649-7900, ext. 351

Franciscan Spirit Club

This club is designed to meet the needs of the students involved by providing a link between the student body and campus ministry and to have student input in planning and organizing campus ministry activities. Membership is open to all students.

Contact: Jeff Papia
Director of Campus Ministry
103C Bogel Hall
649-7900, ext. 407 

Freudian Slips-Psychology Club

The Freudian Slips Psychology Club offers students the opportunity to socialize and network with those in the field of psychology. Membership is open to any Hilbert student.

Contact: Shannon Lupien
Professor of Psychology
649-7900, ext. 147

Future Alumni Network Club

The Future Alumni Network Club works on having a union between current students and alumni. The club focuses its efforts on networking, philanthropy, and programming. Membership is open to all students.

Contact: Kristin Manhardt
Annual & Special Giving Coordinator
Franciscan Hall, Second Floor
716-649-7900, ext. 206

Great Expectations

Great Expectations provides students with the opportunity to explore various cultural activities in the Buffalo area. Visits to plays, museums, historical sites, lectures, and other activities are planned each year to broaden students' knowledge of the arts. Membership is open to all students.

Contact: Amy Smith, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of English
Paczesny Hall
649-7900, ext. 354

Hilbert Helpers

The purpose of Hilbert Helpers is to volunteer throughout the Hilbert community and outside, in the Hamburg and Buffalo areas.  It is a great opportunity to give back to the campus and surrounding area.

Contact: Rachel Wozniak
Service Learning Coordinator
Franciscan Hall
649-7900, ext. 356

Hilbert Horizons (Literary Magazine)

Horizons is the campus literary magazine. Students are encouraged to become involved in the writing and production of the magazine, which is published and distributed at the end of the spring semester. Membership is open to all students.

Contact: Charles Ernst, Ph.D.
Professor of English and Director of the Center for Excellence in Learning
Paczesny Hall
649-7900, ext. 315

Hilbert Starz

Hilbert Starz is a Hilbert College's Cheerleading team that supports the Men's Basketball team. The team performs at sidelines and halftime routines and also appears at other events around campus. Their goal is to promote school spirit, provide encouragement and support for our athletic programs and be active members of the Hilbert Community. 

Contact: Kim Sperring
Admissions Counselor
Franciscan Hall, First Floor
649-7900, ext. 212

Hockey Club

The Hockey Club provides an opportunity for students to play organized ice hockey at the club level. Less competitive pick-up games are also played. The club's goal is to provide a foundation on which a formally recognized competitive team can develop.

Hilbert.Contact: Don Suchan
Buildings and Grounds Supervisor
649-7900, ext. 367

Human Services Association

The Human Services Association offers students the opportunity to socialize and network with various present and future human services professionals. Underlying the association's activities is a spirit of fun and mutual collaboration as students hold forums with guest speakers, attend conferences and workshops, and explore issues of relevance to the human services profession. Members are encouraged to plan and engage in projects which enhance the Hilbert environment, its surrounding community, as well as the personal and professional growth of students interested in the field. Membership is open to human services majors, but any Hilbert student who has an interest in human services may also join.

Contact: Colleen Kumiega
Assistant Professor of Human Services
110 Bogel Hall
649-7900, ext. 306

Leadership Corps

To provide leadership education through community outreach, service, and extracurricular involvement with the purpose of developing professionals with strong leadership qualities.

Contact: James Sturm
Vice Provost for Leadership Development & Dean of Students
Franciscan Hall, First Floor
649-7900, ext. 231

"Never Miss" Dance Club

To promote school spirit, perform for college and represent the college and the community, show our passion and express our creativity

Contact: Nina Pierino
Area Coordinator of Residence Life
Trinity Hall 
649-7900, ext. 431 

Phi Beta Lambda Student Business and Accounting Association

Phi Beta Lambda promotes professional business leadership through educational experiences and involvement in leadership activities.

Contact: Patrick Heraty
Professor of Business
Paczesny Hall
649-7900, ext. 214 


ROTARACT clubs are part of a global effort to bring peace and understanding to the world through service learning initiatives.

Contact: Daniel Roland
Professor of Business Administration
Paczesny Hall
649-7900, ext. 351

Contact: Amy Smith, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of English
Paczesny Hall
649-7900, ext. 354

Sexual Assault & Violence Education (S.A.V.E.)

The Sexual Assault & Violence Education Club promotes & facilitates interactive and educational programs that address sexual assault, healthy relationships, stalking, and other relevant topics. SAVE members are students who care about our college community & want it to be a safe place for anyone to work, live, & learn.

Contact: Denise Harris
Vice Provost for Student Engagement
Franciscan Hall
649-7900, ext. 236

Ski/Snowboarding Club

The Ski/Snowboarding Club provides an opportunity for all interested students to experience and enjoy skiing and snowboarding. Membership is open to all students.

Contact: John D'Amico
Professor of Business Administration
115 Bogel Hall
649-7900, ext. 350

Sports Alchemy Group

Interested in sports management and the behind the scenes of athletic events?  Sports Alchemy Groups focuses on promoting the understanding of the sports industry while having a hands on approach.

Contact: Jeff Panik
Men's Soccer, Head Coach
Hafner Recreation Center
649-7900, ext. 111

Student-Athlete Advisory Committee

This committee provides insight on the student-athlete experience and offers input on the rules, regulations, and policies that affect student-athletes' lives at Hilbert. It also enhances the total student-athlete experience by promoting opportunity, protecting student-athlete welfare, and fostering a positive student-athlete image through volunteer work and various projects. Members are selected by coaches.

Contact: Kelly Starchok
Compliance Coodinator
Hafner Recreation Center
649-7900, ext. 113

Students Against Destructive Decisions

The SADD Club helps create an awareness of alcohol and substance abuse with campus and community service activities that focus on the importance of a healthy lifestyle, offering alternatives to destructive decisions. Club fund-raising activities focus on healthy living and benefit activities that raise an awareness of a positive self-image, healthy lifestyle and decisions that will enhance academic potential. Alcohol Awareness Week and community service activities at local schools are among the events. Membership is open to all students.

Contact: Phyllis Dewey
Director of Counseling
Campus Center, Second Floor
649-7900, ext. 232 

Student Veterans Association

The Student Veterans Association provides support and information for students active in the military, veterans, those who have friends and/or family members in the military, or are interested in the military.  The club comes together to socialize, share stories, and carry out programs of interest.

Contact: John Culhane
Professor of Criminal Justice
Paczesny Hall 153
649-7900, ext. 316 

Track Club

The purpose of Track Club is to work on strength and conditioning and compete in meets.

Contact: Nicole Mehlman

Young Life

To strengthen the faith community of Hilbert College and its students through scripture and discussion.  Young Life College Website

Contact: Jim Sturm
Vice Provost for Leadership Development & Dean of Students
Franciscan Hall
649-7900, ext. 231