There are dozens of clubs and organizations on campus. You might know about the Gaming Club, the Student Government Association and the Anime Club.
But there are some clubs that seemingly fall under the radar that have drawn a lot of student interest, according to Lorraine De Leon, coordinator of the club program in the Office of Campus Activities and Student Leadership Development.
There are two clubs that are particularly popular, De Leon said.
First, there’s the Asian Culture Club, which provides students a chance to experience Asian culture, cuisine and lifestyles.
Aside from social activities, the club offers a scholarship to support students that have experience living or working in diverse cultural or social settings. The criteria is simple: students must have at least a 3.0 GPA, submit a 250-word essay that demonstrates a financial need, a letter of recommendation, and be an Ammerman campus student.
“The club offers many cool events such as Tai Chi, taiko drumming and sushi workshops,” De Leon said. Tai Chi is a chinese martial art practiced for defense training, health benefits and meditation. Taiko is a form of Japanese drumming.
The Cybersecurity Club is another club among the most popular. The club offers students an opportunity to expand their knowledge about cyber security.
Suffolk County Community College has students compete in the National Cyber League, a capture-the-flag-based competition with puzzles. The virtual training ground helps high school and college students prepare and test their skills against cybersecurity challenges. All participants compete in preseason, individual game and team game. Thirteen students from the college, called Suffolk Cyber Sleuths, were ranked among the top in the league.