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Student Activities and Leadership

We are all aware that as a community college it is our responsibility to assist students to gain the knowledge, skills, and expertise needed to be successful in a career or in pursuit of additional education beyond CNM. Part of doing this is not only to maximize the classroom experience for our students, but also to offer and encourage students to be involved with educational opportunities outside the classroom.

It is important for students to gain both functional and progressive skills as leaders. Through the Dean of Students Office and those departments reporting to the dean, there are many opportunities available for students to become leaders on campus and to grow and develop their leadership abilities. For example, CNM offers over 35 student organizations of all sorts and types - from Student Government (known at CNM as the Executive Council of Students), to Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society to the Art Club. These student organizations are designed with a variety of purposes including support for a specific academic area or program, meeting student's social needs, or providing a service on or off campus. Whatever the reason for its existence, these organizations are a way for students to be actively involved outside the classroom, to grow and develop into effective leaders, and to make a difference in the world around them.

The links in the box to the right will take you to additional information on the Student Activities Office and to the clubs and organizations students can become involved with. We encourage you to check out what is available and then to help your students understand these involvement activities and to become active in developing their own leadership style and abilities.