Admissions Tour Guides/Ambassadors
Ambassadors play an essential role in the recruiting of new students to Centenary University. Working alongside an Admissions Counselor, the Ambassador will aid in many recruiting functions, including: speaking with prospective students, performing administrative tasks and assisting in the preparation of open houses and other events.
For more information, please contact Stefanie Taggart, Assistant Director of Admissions
Alpha Alpha Alpha (Tri-Alpha)
Alpha Alpha Alpha (Tri-Alpha) Honor Society is a nonprofit (501(c)3) chapter-based membership organization located at colleges and universities within the United States. An active Tri-Alpha chapter promotes academic excellence and provides opportunities for personal growth, leadership development, and campus and community service for first-generation college students. Learn More
Alpha Phi Delta (APD -Social Fraternity)
Alpha Phi Delta is a National fraternity seeking men that are willing to better the Fraternity and also better themselves. Brothers of Alpha Phi Delta take pride in being a cyclone by giving back to their community. Being a brother of Alpha Phi Delta is not only for the university years but is for life.
For more information, please contact Kevin Zaccareo , Student Contact
Advisor: Tim Nicinski
Alpha Theta Psi (ATP -Social Sorority)
Alpha Theta Psi sorority is a new social sorority created with the purpose of providing a positive environment for university women of all backgrounds. ATP mission is to educate, encourage and empower women by teaching the importance of women's health, beauty, education and self-worth. Through community service and social events Alpha Theta Sorority is dedicated to creating a strong sisterhood while striving for high scholarly and ethical standards.
For more information, please contact Devon Vialva, Assistant Dean of Diversity & Director of EOP
Student Contact: Zahmar Woodside
Centenary’s goal is to maximize the human potential of our student-athletes through the principles of fair play, sportsmanship, personal health and well-being, and fair and equitable treatment. Our holistic approach stresses the fundamentals of the games we play as well as the values of responsibility, discipline, commitment, respect, teamwork, and community.
For more information, please contact Kevin Davies or Rose Haller
Becca’s Closet, is named after Rebecca “Becca” Kirtman, a 16-year-old who passed away in an automobile accident in 2003. Becca launched a dress drive in her freshman year of high school in Davie, Fla., to provide prom dresses and accessories to high school girls who could not afford to purchase them. To keep Becca’s dream alive, countless dedicated people throughout the world have joined with her family and friends to provide opportunities for those who seek them. Centenary University is the only institution of higher education in New Jersey that runs a chapter. What started out as a class assignment has flourished into a campus organization of nearly 30 members with over 450 prom gowns in its collection.
For more information, please contact Kristin McKitish, Assistant Professor of Fashion
Student Contact: Nakiya Black
Beta Beta Beta (Tri Beta -Biology Honor Society)
Tri-Beta, is an honor society designed for students interested inthe sciences who are dedicated to improving the understanding and appreciation of scientific research. Students who have become Tri-Beta members of Centenary University participate in field trips, research presentations, conferences, campus events and projects.
For more information, please contact Adriana Dinescu
Black Student Union
The Campus Ministry program at Centenary is designed to work with all students regardless of their religious background. The program emphasizes cultural pluralism in an interfaith context. This program coordinates all Centenary ministry activities and provides students with off-campus activity information, including local places of worship. Programs, Bible Study and weekly worship are part of the campus ministry activities.
For more information, please contact Timothy Nicinski, Chaplain/Director of Campus Ministry:
The Centenary Dancers was formed to bring sprit and pride to the university and sports teams. The team offers an opportunity for new members to join twice a year and is constantly looking for diverse members to broaden the teams skill set. The team enjoys performing at sporting events, events for student activities and practices twice a week. Spin it up cyclones.
For more information, please contact Lea Antolini-Lid, Assistant Professor of Theatre Arts
Student Contact: Nicole Barto
Centenary Equine Club
Chi Alpha Epsilon (Educational Opportunity Program Honor Society)
Chi Alpha Epsilon was formed to recognize the academic achievements of students admitted to colleges and universities through non-traditional criteria or who utilize development and educational support services. Its purpose is to promote continued high academic standards, foster increased communication among its members, and honor the academic excellence of those students admitted via developmental/opportunity program pathways or Student Support Services.
For more information, please contact Devon Vialva, Assistant Dean of Diversity & Director of EOP
Chi Alpha Sigma (University Athlete Honor Society)
Chi Alpha Sigma is a national honor society that recognizes university student athletes who earn a varsity letter in at least one sport while maintaining a 3.4 or higher cumulative GPA throughout their junior and senior years. The goal of this society is to encourage and reward high academic scholarship of university athletes at four-year accredited colleges and universities.
For more information, please contact Stephen Davis
Council of Student Athletes (CSA)
The Council for Student Athletes, required by the NCAA, is a committee whose members are student-athletes representing their respective sports.
The CSA serves as a liaison between the student-athletes and the Department of Athletics. CSA will foster an atmosphere of academic and personal achievement while promoting local community involvement through community service activities for student-athletes throughout the year.
For more information, please contact John Garriques, Head Wrestling Coach/Athletic Strategic Advancement/Fundraising Assistant/Head Men's and Women's Cross Country Coach :John.Garriques@centenaryuniversity.edu.
The main goal of Cyclone Snapshot! is to be proud of your work, improve your skills as a photographer, and most importantly, have fun doing it! The purpose of Cyclone Snapshot! is to promote a therapeutic, creative way to the students that will encourage them to show off work that they are proud of, learn more about photography techniques and styles, and improve their photography skills. A quote from The One Project, a community that focuses on mental health through photography, has a mission statement that I will heavily base off of, "We bring together people navigating their mental health and spiritual self who are ready to invest in themselves and support others in a big way by learning and using photography as a tool for creative expression and introspection to find and develop a solid foundation of healthy habits and tools, release attachment to negative narratives by reconnecting with our intuition and building a better picture and understanding of mental health for all free of stigma, judgement and fear."
For more information, please contact Carol Barnett, Assistant Professor of English:
Student Contact: Gianna Girod
Cyc-Tones (A capella)
Delta Alpha Pi (International Honor Society for Students with Disabilities)
Delta Alpha Pi was founded in 2004 at East Stroudsburg University by Dr. Edith Miller.
There are now almost 90 chapters nationwide, including colleges such as Dartmouth, Clemson and Ohio State. One of the requirements is that students must be served by the Disability Services Office and have contact with us. Qualifying undergraduate students must have 24 credits at Centenary and a 3.1 or above cumulative GPA.
Graduate students must have 18 credits here and a 3.3 or above cumulative GPA.
For more information, please contact Lauren Kreeger
Delta Xi Nu Multicultural-Delta Xi Nu (Social Sorority)
ENACTUS (Entrepreneurial Action Us)
Enactus is a project-based course and organization that helps solve community and global issues. Each of our projects develops, funds, and implements solutions to different social, cultural, and environmental issues. Centenary University Enactus is nationally ranked, globally recognized, and received a patent for one of our projects!
ENtrepreneurial - having the perspective to see an opportunity and talent to create value from that opportunity
ACTion - the willingness to do something and the commitment to see it through even when the outcome is not guaranteed
US - collection of people who see themselves connected in some important way; individuals that are part of a greater whole.
For more information, please contact Linda Poisseroux, Assistant Professor of Business/Director of Enactus
Student Contact: Jenna Glinko
Equine Show Management Club
This club is a fun and collaborative way to learn about the different aspects of the industry by talking to professionals. We also will take responsibility for maintaining, cleaning, and organizing the jump and dressage supplies. We will also run/help all shows on Centenary property as well as clinics and practice ring maintenance.
For more information, please contact Heather Clark, Assistant Professor of Equine Studies / IHSA Coach:
Student Contact: Maria Van Huesen
With the use of video games, Centenary E-sports seeks to create an atmosphere for all individuals to attend and have a good time. From people ranging from avid gaming consumers to those that just want to join in for the social aspect, all are welcome. These low-stakes environments grant everyone a chance to win prizes for randomly selected video games based on popularity and demand while also having additional activities (i.e. party games, table games, etc) for those that just want to enjoy the social aspect. The E-sports events are mainly hosted within the SAC, #TheVibe, and Multicultural room and it allows for a great population of students to meet new people!For more information, please contact Jamie Weingarten, Program Coordinator:
Student Contact: Tyrese Fraser
Evergreen (Environmental Club)
The Centenary University Environmental Group is now the Evergreen Group. The goal of this organization is to create a sense of responsibility for our resources and our community. Through promotion of awareness and education of environmental issues, this organization seeks to establish Centenary University as an environmentally positive example for other colleges and universities as well as the state of New Jersey.
We encourage involvement in the Centenary campus community and the public community surrounding Hackettstown. We offer educational programs on campus as well as local schools, maintain the community garden, organize environmental events, and develop and initiate programs to promote responsible use of the earth’s resources.
For more information, please contact Julie LaBar
Student Contact: Samantha Johnson
First Year Leaders (FYLs)
FYL’s are upper-class students who have achieved academic success, demonstrated strong leadership abilities, and have gone through an intensive training process. They fill the roles of mentor, friend, and informative source for incoming students.
For more information, please contact Kristen McKitish, Assistant Professor of Fashion
Gay Straight Alliance - GSA
There are no requirements to join the history club except for an interest in history. The History Club’s goal is to bring a bit of history to our campus and to bring our students to history in our area. In recent years the club has visited the Eastern State Penitentiary in Philadelphia, West Point, the Museum of Natural History in NY, Gettysburg, and enjoys a yearly group trip to the Renaissance Faire in Sparta, NJ.
We hold board game nights, focusing on historically oriented games, invite recent graduates to speak about their experiences in graduate school, and host several speakers on a variety of historical subjects. One highlight was an Historical European Martial Arts (HEMA) Display — students had the opportunity to sword fight on the Quad!
Intramurals and Fitness Classes
Intramurals are active student driven department where friendly competition and fun is a priority. The activities are comprised of multiple indoor and outdoor leagues, fitness classes, tournaments, and off campus recreational trips. Intramurals is a great fit for anyone looking to create a balance between engagement, competition, and fun.
For more information, please contact Jamie Weingarten, Program Coordinator
Kappa Delta Epsilon (KDE - Education Honor Society)
Kappa Delta Epsilon (KDE) is “an honorary educational society which supports the cause of education by fostering a spirit of fellowship, high standards of scholastic attainment and professional ideals among its members. We are an active group engaged in preparing our members for the teaching profession.” Our creed is as follows; "To love, respect, understand, and guide the student for a life of unfolding possibilities is the task of a teacher; to give aid, counsel, and support to fellow teachers and to all agencies promoting the love of truth, beauty, and goodness is the privilege of the teacher.” The members of KDE at Centenary University not only provide hundreds of hours of service to the community but they provide the campus community with special events and resources. Members recently leveraged their fundraising activities to build a new Clinical Classroom on campus.
For more information, please contact Lexis McCoy, Associate Professor of Education, Program Director of the Master of Education in Literacy Instruction
Kappa Mu Epsilon (KME - Mathematics Honor Society)
KME is a specialized mathematics honor society, which was founded in 1931 to promote the interest of mathematics among undergraduate and graduate students. KME members are selected from students of mathematics and other closely related fields who have maintained standards of scholarship, have professional merit, and have attained academic distinction.
For more information, please contact Kathy Turrisi, Assistant Professor of Mathematics or Linda Ritchie, Assistant Professor of Mathematics
Lambda Sigma Upsilon Latino Fraternity Inc
Lambda Sigma Upsilon Latino Fraternity Inc. was founded on April 5th, 1979 at Rutgers University New Brunswick. The founders of this fraternity wanted a space where young men of all backgrounds would get the representation and support that they needed to advance their academic career, as well as giving them a family away from home. With this mind, the founders established the fraternity on 4 goals: Academic excellence, cultural diversity and awareness, being role Models to the community, and brotherhood.
If you have any questions, please email Kathy Greco:
Student Contact: Freddy Ballester
Leaders in Service (Community Service)
The Leaders in Service program is an organization for students who want to be engaged on campus and in their community while preparing for their future careers. Leaders in Service students complete 40 hours of service each academic year, which includes personal projects tailored to their interests, monthly group service activities, and leadership development activities. All members receive project mentorship through the Office of Community Engagement and a certificate for completing a year in the program.Mission
Empower students to develop professionally through service.
The Leaders in Service program is intended to fulfill several goals:
- Engage students on campus and in the local community
- Create a sense of community and purpose for students
- Teach professional skills through volunteer experiences and workshops
- Increase student understanding of their community and its needs through experiences
- Build a professional network through relationships with community partners
A decade long Centenary tradition! Students sacrifice their Friday night to hand out clean clothing, freshly made food, and travel-sized toiletries to those in need. Volunteers meet to collect and organize food and clothing and then pull off in vans to distribute items throughout NYC. Scheduled runs are typically wait listed, so call soon for your chance to sign up.
For more information, please contact Kathleen Greco
Omega Rho (ΩΡ- Social Fraternity)
Omega Rho is a fraternity based on the ideal that brotherhood has no color. We are dedicated to educating, empowering, and developing the minds of young men while providing service to the Centenary University campus and the community of Hackettstown.
For more information, please contact Eunice Boyd, EOP Assistant Director>
Student Contact: Tyrese Fraser
Phi Alpha Sigma Rho (Social Work Honor Society)
The purpose of Phi Alpha Honor Society is to provide a closer bond among students of social work and promote humanitarian goals and ideals. Phi Alpha fosters high standards of education for social workers and invites into membership those who have attained excellence in scholarship and achievement in social work.
For more information, please contact Tara Veerman, Associate Professor of Social Work and Sociology
Phi Alpha Theta is a professional society whose mission is to promote the study of history through the encouragement of research, good teaching, publication and the exchange of learning and ideas among historians. We seek to bring students, teachers and writers of history together for intellectual and social exchanges, which promote and assist historical research and publication by our members in a variety of ways.
For more information, please contact Noah Haiduc-Dale, Associate Professor of History/Service Learning & Civic Engagement Coordinator:
Prism (Literary Magazine)
The student literary magazine and accompanying web-site publish students’ creative work. Students involved with PRISM frequently volunteer to assist with visiting author readings and book signings. The Prism Creative Writing Journal is a journal of college student creative writings. We accept submissions of poetry, prose, and creative non-fiction. Submissions are open to students in all New Jersey colleges and universities. The e-Prism Student Writing Web site accepts work in all genres as well as class projects and PowerPoint presentations.
For more information, please contact Erica McCrystal.
Psi Chi (Psychology Honor Society)
The Psi Chi chapter is open to psychology majors at Centenary University who have completed at least 12-credits (three courses) of the psychology major at Centenary University, have a major GPA of at least 3.33 (B+) and have an overall GPA of at least 3.33 (B+). At the national level, Psi Chi publishes newsletters and the Psi Chi Journal of Undergraduate Research, hosts national and regional conventions, and sponsors national award/grant competitions.
For more information, please contact Lauren Hope Kreeger, Adjunct Professor Psychology Department
Our Psychology Club organizes student activities, including movie nights, events and meetings about career opportunities.
For more information, please contact Christine Floether, Associate Professor of Psychology
Resident Assistants (RAs)
Resident Assistants take on a multitude of responsibilities including the coordination of effective hall programming on a monthly basis for the Centenary community. In addition, they are an available resource for their residents, serving as liaisons for Residence Life, and helping maintain policies in the residence halls.
Finally, the RA will be “on duty” on a rotating schedule with other staff members in their hall and will help deal with emergency situations.
For more information, please contact Matthew Lavery, Director of Residence Life and Community Standards
Sigma Tau Delta (English Honor Society)
The central purpose of Sigma Tau Delta, the International English Honors, is to confer the distinction upon outstanding students of the English language and literature in undergraduate, graduate and professional studies. Sigma Tau Delta also recognizes the accomplishments of professional writers who have contributed to the fields of language and literature. Our mission is to introduce new programs to the Centenary University
community and to encourage interest in the field of English. We have coordinated special events from guest speakers to poetry slams to community service.
For more information, please contact Robert Battistini
Soles4Souls club is a campus chapter of the non-profit Soles4Souls, which is focused on turning unwanted shoes and clothing into opportunity, by keeping them from going to waste and putting them to good use – providing relief, creating jobs and empowering people to break the cycle of poverty. Students in S4S club run shoe and clothing drives to donate to S4S, as well as volunteer at NJ area shoe distribution and donation sorting events.For more information, please contact Kathleen Greco
SMA at Centenary University creates a professional environment for students through speaker sessions, community outreach events, workshops, and networking. The Sports Management Association provides members with resources to develop business relationships and to learn about different types of managing career paths. We strive to create a professional organization that enhances the experiences that are being taught in our classrooms.
For more information, please contact David Perricone, Associate Professor of Sports Management :
Student Contact: Kyle O'Brien
Student Government Association (SGA)
The Student Government Association (SGA) is the representative organization for students at Centenary University. SGA works actively to help students achieve a better quality university experience by listening to what they want or have concerns about. After identifying an area for improvement or need, SGA brainstorms possible solutions, and communicates with the administration to make an impact wherever possible. In addition, Student Government offers support, funding and advisement for all clubs and organizations as well as any student looking to create a new opportunity for involvement. Each year the SGA hosts an Involvement Fair allowing clubs to showcase their role at Centenary and recruit new members.
For more information, please contact Kerry Mullins, Vice President for Student Life and Dean of Students:
Student Contact: Darnel Burnette
Comprised of student leaders who initiate student events and activities on campus, the SPB facilitates, runs, and assesses the student activities, intramurals, and community service programs on campus. All programs on campus are student initiated/run and everyone is welcome to join the fun. Meetings are on Mondays at 3pm in the Student Activities Center.
For more information, please contact Jamie Weingarten:
Student Veterans Organization
The Student Veteran’s Organization (SVO) at Centenary University was established to bring awareness of the student veteran population to the campuses of Centenary University. Student veterans are non-traditional students who have full-time jobs, families, or other obligations. The main goal of the SVO is to help veterans transition from military to civilian life in a non-military manner, while ensuring their success in a welcoming and appreciative environment. The SVO will actively be involved in the Centenary University community and the greater Hackettstown community and to the service of veterans in need and their families.
For more information, please contact Margie Pavlichko, Director of Veteran Affairs:
Centenary University views international education as part of an undergraduate experience. As technology continues to shrink our world, we encourage all students to spend time abroad and/or away in a structured international activity before graduation. Many students have concerns about the costs of studying at another institution. While numerous factors contribute to the overall cost of study in a foreign country, Centenary is committed to making study abroad an option for all students. Centenary offers comprehensive financial aid to eligible students for study abroad costs during the academic year.
For more information, please contact Patricia Mahaffey, Coordinator of Internships & Study Away:
The goal of the prodigies is to give the opportunity of fun, confidence, and a phenomenal learning experience. Our mission is to build what true confidence and proper representation is by working hard and leaving no room for error. Our club will not only benefit but also empower the Centenary University community by teaching our models confidence, class, and integrity. The club will involve all students of different backgrounds and ethnicities. Everyone will be involved and feel as safe as possible. The Prodigies is community, student, and campus focused. Students will be learning fundamental skills on walking to be able to compete with top tier models in the industry. Putting on shows for Centenary guest, residence, and staff is also something we will love to do. CU on the catwalk!
For more information, please contact Eunice Boyd:
Student Contact: Kayheam Hughes
Therapeutic Riding at Centenary (TRAC)
Therapeutic Riding at Centenary (TRAC) is a PATH International - Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship International (NARHA) premier accredited center serving North and Central New Jersey. TRAC is housed at the Centenary Equestrian Center, Califon Road, Long Valley on Schooley’s Mountain. The center serves children and adults with a variety of disabilities from the surrounding area.
It also offers volunteer opportunities to local high school students and others interested in assisting riders with disabilities. Therapeutic horseback riding offers a variety of benefits for children and adults with disabilities.
For more information, please contact Karen Brittle, Assistant Professor of Equine Studies, Director of TRAC :
Theta Epsilon Nu
Our Sorority consists of diverse and unique members. All their actions are guided by our core values: Sisterhood, Community Service, and Leadership. Our focus is always giving back to the community, and we’re constantly looking for new and meaningful ways to do so.For more information, please contact Devon Vialva, Assistant Dean of Diversity & Director of EOP
Student Contact: Sekaya Gamble
English tutoring takes on a whole new form here. All selected consultants are highly trained as a result of taking an intensive 16-week course where they become familiar with the theoretical aspects of Writing Center pedagogy and writing instruction.
We encourage students to come prepared to have insightful discussions with consultants about ways they can improve as writers, not just for a given assignment.
For more information, please contact Erin Andersen, Instructor of English/Director of Writing Collaboratory:
Become a part of WNTI and experience one of the best student activities on campus. You can host your own show, from music to talk. Want to produce your own podcast? We’ve got the studio space for you to record a professional sounding show. Sports? News? You can do that too, and more.
If you have any questions, please email John Del Re, Director of WNTI:
Student Contact: Alissa Brown
*If you have trouble getting in contact with someone listed above, would like to add your organization to our list or would like to start a group on campus, please contact your Student Government Association: firstname.lastname@example.org.
**Please note that opportunities offered are subject to change.