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  • Student Clubs and Advisory Committees in New York

    Student clubs and organizations play a prominent role in CIA campus life, so consider joining one or more for your professional and personal growth and enjoyment. Clubs are initiated, envisioned, and run by CIA students. The list that follows is subject to change; for the most current information, including meeting times and locations, please visit CIA Main Menu. Meeting schedules and activities vary. Contact Matt Ivins, coordinator of student organizations and government, for more information or with questions: Matt.Ivins@culinary.edu or 845-451-1414.

    30+ student clubs, 5 sports teams, and a full slate of campus activities offer tons of fun.

    Celebrates the power of a diverse student body and promotes respect for all members of the campus community. Supports the CIA’s educational mission and core values by advocating positive LGBT awareness. alliance@cia.culinary.edu

    Anime Club
    The Anime Club is an organization that invites the community to learn about the culture of Japan through modern entertainment in the anime style. This club will focus on areas such as anime, manga, vocaloid, and video games. animeclub@cia.culinary.edu

    Bacchus Wine Society
    Promotes the appreciation and perception of esteemed wines and spirits through tastings, special events, and wine excursions. bacchus@cia.culinary.edu

    Baking and Pastry Society
    Expands students’ baking and pastry creativity outside of the classroom. BakingandPastryClub@cia.culinary.edu

    BBQ Club
    The purpose of this organization shall be to enhance the awareness of barbecue on the CIA campus. The goal of the organization is to expose the club’s members to different U.S. regional styles, as well as global interpretations such as Korean BBQ, and Argentinean Asado. bbqclub@cia.culinary.edu

    Black Culinary Society (BCS)
    Promotes diversity awareness in the CIA community and the foodservice industry through enlightenment, demonstrations, and cultural history. blackculinariansociety@cia.culinary.edu

    Brew Club
    Seeks to increase understanding of domestic and international beer and its production, grow awareness of quality local beer, and share the love of good beer. brewclub@cia.culinary.edu

    Catholics at The Culinary
    Brings people together to promote and preserve the Catholic tradition through the expression of fellowship, service, and liturgy. CatholicsAtTheCulinary@cia.culinary.edu

    Chefs for Health and Wellness (CHEW)
    Brings students together in a healthy, active environment, from healthy food demonstrations to group exercise opportunities. healthandwellness@cia.culinary.edu

    CHOP’T* (Chefs Harnessing Outdoor Pursuits Together)
    Gets students together to enjoy nature and experience outdoor activities like camping, hiking, rafting, and kayaking. chopt@cia.culinary.edu

    Culinary Christian Fellowship
    Focuses on growing in Jesus Christ by studying the Bible. A non-denominational organization that reaches out to students on campus and in service to the community. christianfellowship@cia.culinary.edu

    Culinary Science Club
    Provides students the opportunity to critically evaluate current journal articles and discuss topics of scientific merit and relevance to the culinary field. culinaryscience@cia.culinary.edu

    Digital Media Club
    The Digital Media Club is an organization aimed at the digital humanities as it relates to the food industry. This encompasses but is not limited to, the recording of oral histories, panel discussions, and interviews with industry professionals. We produce a weekly podcast and look to collaborate with other organizations in new and creative ways. All are welcome to join, no experience necessary. digitalmediaclub@cia.culinary.edu

    Eta Sigma Delta
    Serves as a network, career development resource, and research outlet for members. The CIA chapter of the international hospitality management honor society also sponsors student activities and community service. etasigmadelta@cia.culinary.edu

    Fromage Friends
    Immerses members in a social and educational environment that celebrates the culture, history, and creative process behind a much-loved food. Tastes, pairs, and enjoys cheeses of all kinds. FromageFriends@cia.culinary.edu

    Global Cultures Club
    The goal of this club is to share different cultural experiences with all members of the CIA community. The club is meant to be a place to introduce and highlight different international cultures to domestic students and expose international students to American culture as well. We aim to bring all cultures together to create a better connected campus community. globalcultures@cia.culinary.edu

    Jewish Culture & Community Club
    Provides both Jewish and non-Jewish students with the opportunity to experience Jewish culture, food, and traditions together on campus. JCC@cia.culinary.edu

    How to Start a Club 101
    Interested in starting a new club on campus, but not sure how? Join Matt Ivins for scheduled info sessions throughout the year and get all your questions answered. Sessions start at 9:15 p.m. in the SGA Conference Room. E-mail Matt for more information on upcoming sessions. m_ivins@culinary.edu

    KACIA (Korean Association at CIA)
    Promotes diversity on campus by spreading knowledge of the Korean culture through discussions and tastings. Strives to help Korean students adjust to the culture and climate of the CIA so they can become more productive members of the campus community. kacia@cia.culinary.edu

    La Papillote
    Examines contemporary issues of the foodservice industry and reports on news of the college. The newspaper of the CIA reflects the diverse views of the campus community and provides a forum for civil discussion. La Papillote seeks reliable writers, editors, and layout editors. lapapillote@cia.culinary.edu

    Masala Club
    The Masala Club aims to attract students interested in joining an organization focused on celebrating, and sharing the colorful and festive cuisine and cultures of India and the Asian subcontinent. masala@cia.culinary.edu

    Mixology Club
    Dedicated to provide a better understanding and appreciation for spirits and mixed drinks, whether alcoholic or non-alcoholic, and aim to foster an environment of creativity and learning through tasting, educational lectures, demonstrations and field experience. mixology@cia.culinary.edu

    Photography Club
    Explores the artistic side of styling and shooting food while allowing students interested in photography to learn and practice skills. Collaborates with other clubs to provide photo coverage of their events. PhotographyClub@cia.culinary.edu

    Pool Club
    Offers an organized, fun, and welcoming environment for students of all skill levels interested in playing the game of pool. PoolClub@cia.culinary.edu

    Preservation Club
    The Preservation Club aims to research and execute the preservation techniques used in many different countries and cuisines across the world. Our goal is to not only practice these methods, but also to educate others on the history and science behind food preservation. preservationclub@cia.culinary.edu

    Slow Food Club
    Discusses issues of ecology, political economies, and culture through the lens of sustainability and fairness, and promotes an understanding and redefinition of the role of the chef in the evolution of gastronomy. SlowFood@cia.culinary.edu

    SPICE* (Student Programming Igniting Campus Entertainment)
    Works with the Office of Student Activities, Recreation, and Athletics to deliver great student events and bring comedians, hypnotists, and other entertainers to campus. spice@cia.culinary.edu

    Student Government Association*
    Represents the CIA student community democratically. Acts as the official student voice in decisions affecting campus life, including recognizing and funding student organizations. Bi-weekly meetings are open to all students. SGA@cia.culinary.edu

    Table Tennis Club
    The Table Tennis Club is an organization made to have fun through the playing of ping pong. Members of the club will be able to play against new opponents, learn how to better themselves in the sport, and most importantly, have fun. tabletennisclub@cia.culinary.edu

    Table Top Gaming Club
    Provides a place for students to come together and enjoy recreational activities like board games, role-playing games, card games, and other table top games. TableTop@cia.culinary.edu

    Tea Cuisine Club
    Tea Cuisine Club gathers people together who are passionate about the art of tea. We want to spread the knowledge of the culture of tea to the CIA community. We want to investigate and utilize tea in both culinary and baking projects as well as create unique blends of tea. teacuisine@cia.culinary.edu

    Veterans Association & Auxiliary
    Assists current, incoming, and alumni veteran students with issues pertaining to their education and medical care, as well as providing support when working with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. CIAVets@cia.culinary.edu

    Campus organizations, including those affiliated with an extramural organization, must be open to all students without respect to actual or perceived age, gender, sexual orientation, religion, race, color, national or ethnic origin, economic status, disability, veteran status, marital status, or any other group as protected by law.

    In order to maintain public order and the safety of all, both within and outside of the campus community, The Culinary Institute of America prohibits hazing of any type on its campuses or in any CIA-sponsored program. Hazing constitutes the activities of soliciting, directing, aiding, or otherwise participating actively or passively by any student, staff, faculty, visitor, contactor, or third party in premeditated acts of power and control over others that lead to victimization.

    *Student Advisory Committees

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