Student organizations at TCNJ reflect the inherent diversity of our community. As such, they are constantly expanding and changing. The following is an extensive but not exhaustive list of inclusive student organizations at TCNJ.
Culture & Language
Asian American Association
Our goal is to continue building the Asian-American community on campus by providing a social, educational awareness, and service network for students.
Association of Students for Africa
The Association of Students for Africa is an organization whose aim is to increase the awareness of the African culture, diversity, and its people among the entire student and faculty at The College of New Jersey. This organization will serve as a community for students/faculty from Africa, interested in and connected to Africa.
Barkada: Filipino culture
Barkada in Tagalog translates as “a group of friends.” As the name suggests, we strive to create a sense of friendship and family among our members and other organizations within and outside TCNJ. Barkada focuses largely on Filipino culture and heritage through cultural, social, and community activities.
Black Student Union
Our mission, henceforth, shall be to aid in the growth of students of the African Diaspora into agents that are culturally, socially, intellectually, and psychologically equipped with the instruments necessary to promote positive change and engagement within both The College of New Jersey and the greater New Jersey community.
Chinese Student Association
To provide students with the opportunity to learn and socialize with others; and in the process, raise awareness of Chinese and Asian-American culture. Our goal is to increase diversity at the College of New Jersey through events and performances that display various aspects of Chinese culture.
Eurasia/Middle East Society
EME is a student-run organization that hopes to introduce the exciting and varied cultures and identities of Eurasia and the Middle East to the TCNJ community.
Haitian Student Association
HSA’s goal is simply to celebrate Haitian culture and inform individuals who do not know much about the culture.
Muslim Student Association
To educate the population of TCNJ about Islam and Muslim cultures through weekly meetings, events, and activities.
Indian Student Association
The purpose of the Indian Student Association (ISA) is to educate and promote awareness of the Indian culture on the TCNJ campus through various events.
PRISM: Queer-Straight Alliance
PRISM is TCNJ’s oldest gender and sexuality alliance. We provide LGBTQIA+-identified individuals with a safe place to meet, talk, and learn and hold regular meetings and campus-wide events.
Spanish Club celebrates the Spanish language and diverse cultures from Spain and Latin America. We offer volunteer opportunities, academic lectures, film screenings, cultural events, and trips.
TCNJ Hellenic Society: Greek
The purpose of this group is to bring Greeks and Non-Greeks on campus together and to share and celebrate the Greek culture with the campus community.
TCNJ International Studies Club
The International Studies Club and its Model United Nations team is a group of dedicated students with a faculty adviser who shares a common interest in international affairs, current events, and cultures from around the world.
United, our goal is to educate the student body on the Latino culture while gaining insight into other cultures through our events, meetings, and collaborations.
Dance & Music
BlackOut Step Team
TCNJ BlackOut Step Team is a team of dynamic and innovative steppers whose mission is to celebrate and practice a Black tradition/cultural practice/dance/art form.
TCNJ’s iTunes A Cappella
We are a co-ed group specializing in a vast range of genres and cultures, to live up to the international part of our name.
Synergy Dance Company
We practice a variety of genres of dance including ballet, jazz, tap, contemporary, and hip-hop. In the fall semester, we work on strengthening, technique, and learning combinations. In the spring semester, we work on choreographing dances for our annual Spring Spectacular. Members of the company have the opportunity to choreograph their dances and have them performed in our show.
The purpose of TCNJ Jiva is to preserve and perpetuate the traditional art form of classical Indian dance.
We are the Indian Bollywood-Fusion Dance Team on Campus. We perform at many on-campus events and also travel to a few competitions!
TCNJ Sher Bhangra
Assembled in 2008, TCNJ Taiko is a performing group located on The College of New Jersey’s campus that is dedicated to the art of Japanese kumi-daiko, or ensemble drumming.
The purpose of Autism Awareness at The College of New Jersey is to create a better understanding and support of Autism Spectrum Disorders across the TCNJ campus.
Deaf Hearing Connection
The purpose of the Deaf-Hearing Connection is to increase campus-wide awareness regarding the Deaf community and its culture. DHC creates opportunities for students to get involved with the Deaf and Hard of Hearing community and to experience its culture. In doing so, students will acquire a greater appreciation for the Deaf culture and their way of life-based on first-hand experiences. Our mission also focuses on outreach to the Deaf community through various service opportunities.
An intersectional student org aiming to foster community among students with all kinds of disabilities and our allies. Through discussion, advocacy, and leadership, we create a safe social space for disabled students to celebrate disability culture. “Nothing about us without us”
Friendship and Unity for Special Education (FUSE)
FUSE is a group of students with the vision of creating an inclusive community on the TCNJ campus. We provide social events for adults with intellectual disabilities and inclusive playgroups for children. We also provide professional development for our members, providing them with information regarding the current world of education.
Students for Disability Awareness
Brings awareness to the students of TCNJ & the members of our community to realize harmful social and medical constructs associated with disabilities.
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TCNJ Student Alliance for the Facilitation of Empathy (SAFE)
To see a community at TCNJ and surrounding areas promoting equality and full integration of people with disabilities.
TCNJ National Student Speech Language and Hearing Association
The National Student Speech Language Hearing Association (NSSLHA) is a pre-professional association for students interested in communication science and its related disorders.
Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu & Mixed Martial Arts
We’re the Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and Mixed Martial Arts Club of The College of New Jersey! We’re open to all types of fighters of all different skill levels. We encourage anyone to come out if they’re interested in learning how to fight, how to defend themselves, or just getting a solid workout.
TCNJ Kokikai Aikido Club
Aikido Kokikai is a way to develop greater inner peace, unify your mind and body, help you to be more calm and relaxed, realize your full potential, and enjoy life to the fullest. It just happens to be disguised as a martial art.
Multicultural Greek Life
Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.
Founded by African-American women “to cultivate and encourage high scholastic and ethical standards, to promote unity and friendship among college women, to study and help alleviate problems concerning girls and women to improve their social stature, to maintain a progressive interest in college life, and to be of ‘Service to All Mankind.'”
Chi Upsilon Sigma National Latin Sorority
Founded as an education and service-based cultural sorority, we strive to promote a positive image of the community of color, particularly Latinx.
Delta Sigma Theta Sorority
The Iota Beta Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated was founded on the campus of Trenton State College, in 1971. Predominantly African-American women but membership are open to all.
Lambda Tau Omega Sorority
In the Fall of 1988, 16 distinguished womyn, sought to create an esteemed organization at Montclair College, (now known as Montclair State University). These womyn wanted to create a unique, priceless sisterhood that would heighten their college experience, by allowing them to empower, educate, and support womyn of all races, creeds, and colors.
Lambda Theta Alpha Latin Sorority
Founded in 1981, our sisters lead by example as leaders of the campus community, the surrounding community, and the Latino communities. Our sisters are compassionate, donating their precious time to those who are in need, and honoring the importance of community service that our founding mothers established.
Lambda Theta Phi Latin Fraternity
The Gamma Chapter at Trenton State College has been exemplary in promoting and practicing the ideals of Lambda Theta Phi. The fraternity’s ideals are a brotherhood, Latin unity, pride in our own cultures, respect for all cultures, scholarship, and addressing the needs of our Latino community.
Sigma Lambda Beta International Fraternity
Based upon our fundamentals of fairness, opportunity, and equality the Brothers of the Fraternity strive to better ourselves and the rest of society. We are open to any race, culture, or ethnicity and pride ourselves on becoming the largest Latino Based Fraternity with a multicultural emphasis.
Sigma Lambda Gamma
Sigma Lambda Gamma is the largest, historically Latina-based national sorority with a multicultural membership in chapters and alumnae associations throughout the United States – from Arizona to Wyoming; Florida to Minnesota; New York to Texas; and many more states between the coasts of California and Rhode Island
National Association of Black Accountants
The mission of NABA is to address the professional needs of its members and to build leaders that shape the future of the accounting and finance profession with an unfaltering commitment to inspire the same in their successors.
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National Society of Black Engineers
It is our goal to diversify the field of engineering, business, and technology to enhance the spectrum of ideas and imagination by striving to increase the number of minority students striving for professional career opportunities at both the undergraduate and graduate levels.
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Religious & Spiritual
Catholic Campus Ministry
The mission of the Catholic Campus Ministry at The College of New Jersey is to meet the many spiritual needs of the students, faculty, and staff through various religious programs, services, and activities. CCM aims to bring the message of the Gospel and the Catholic faith to the community.
Circle of Compassion
Our mission is to promote a cooperative effort to restore compassionate thinking and compassionate action to the center of religious, moral, and political life. The core of the Charter is the Golden Rule, to do unto others as you would have others do unto you.
Chabad at TCNJ is a student group aimed at helping the campus community. Based on Jewish values and traditions, Chabad provides programming and support with the hope that students will learn to have a happier and more meaningful life.
Gospel United Ministries
Established in 1972 at The College of New Jersey, the Gospel United Ministries operates as a faith-based organization, using students’ gifts and talents in the arts, leadership, and community service to serve God, spread love to others, and uplift the campus and surrounding communities.
Hillel/Jewish Student Union of TCNJ
Hillel at TCNJ seeks to be a bridge for Jewish life so that students can maintain their Jewish identity before, during, and after college.
NJ Christian Fellowship
We are a Christian Fellowship student organization based at TCNJ.
Protestant Bible Fellowship
At Protestant Bible Fellowship we believe that the core truths of Christianity, as affirmed in the early creeds and reaffirmed in the confessions of the protestant reformation, define and unite us more deeply than any particular denominational distinctive. As such we guard our unity on essentials while maintaining a loving acceptance of others’ views on less essential matters.
Voice of Hope: Christian A Capella
Voice of Hope, or VoH, is a Christian A Cappella group made up of students at The College of New Jersey. It is also the first A Capella group established at TCNJ.
DIGIT.all (Diversity & Inclusion Group In Tech for All) is committed to making the tech community a space that is welcome to all. By providing the TCNJ community with accessible workshops and a space for guest speakers and peers alike to discuss their experiences in and around tech and tech culture, DIGIT.all seeks to promote diversity, inclusion, allyship, and awareness in STEM.
Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers
Changing lives by empowering the Hispanic community to realize its fullest potential and to impact the world through STEM awareness, access, support, and development.
Her Campus TCNJ, a branch of HerCampus.com, is an online magazine for the college women of TCNJ with features on Campus News, Events, Profiles, Polls, and even Campus Cuties!
She’s the First
She’s the First is a not-for-profit (founded by TCNJ alum Tammy Tibbetts!) that sponsors girls’ education in low-income countries, helping them be the first in their families to graduate.
Society of Women Engineers
Our mission is to stimulate women to achieve their full potential in careers as engineers and leaders, expand the image of the engineering profession as a positive force in improving the quality of life, and demonstrate the value of diversity.
To Write Love on Her Arms
To Write Love on Her Arms is a non-profit movement dedicated to presenting hope and finding help for people struggling with depression, addiction, self-injury, and suicide. TWLOHA exists to encourage, inform, inspire, and also to invest directly in treatment and recovery.
Women in Business
Women in Business strives to promote the success of our members in the workplace and throughout their college experience. We share our tips, advice, and personal experiences so that our members succeed professionally and in their daily lives.
Women in Computer Science
This group began as an initiative to bring together the female members of the Computer Science community at TCNJ and anyone else with a genuine interest in computing and science
Women in Learning & Leadership (WILL)
WILL is a curricular and co-curricular, certificate-bearing program designed to provide leadership experience, encouragement, and opportunity to develop critical and analytical skills.
A comfortable space and an active women’s organization for support and empowerment.
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