Clubs and Activities

Get Involved in Vaughn’s Clubs and Organizations

Outside the classroom Vaughn students get together, work together and have fun together in our student clubs, professional organizations, honor societies and intercollegiate athletics. Build lifelong relationships, enhance your college experience and develop leadership skills. Staying involved during your academic journey can contribute to your future success.

Vaughn students participate in national competitions, develop research in areas of their interest, and receive mentorship from our expert faculty. Students gain valuable experience for their résumés and interviews and network with industry professionals.


Professional Organizations Student run organizations that have a national affiliation with a professional group.
  • American Association of Airport Executives
  • Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers
  • National Society of Black Engineers
  • Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers
  • Society of Women Engineers
  • Women in Aviation International
Cocurricular Student organizations that are professional or academic based groups.
  • Robotics Club
  • UAV (Uncrewed Aerial Vehicles) Club
  • NASA Rovers
  • Vaughn Air Traffic Control Organization
  • Student Government Association
Extracurricular Student run groups that are mainly, social in nature and majority interest or social based.
  • Alpha Phi Delta Fraternity
  • Gay-Straight Association

To find out more about meeting times and locations—or how you can start a new club here at Vaughn—contact the dean of students at 718.429.6600, extension 141.

Alpha Phi Delta Fraternity, ΑΦΔ

The College’s first social fraternity aims to create a sense of brotherhood on campus.

American Association of Airport Executives, Inc. (AAAE)

AAAE is the world’s largest professional organization for airport executives and connects students to the aviation management world. The College has a local chapter of this national organization, which works to promote, develop and instill professional attitudes in students who are engaged in the study of airport development and administration.


A student led and student organized club that aim to create a safe and welcoming LGBTQ+ inclusive community for all students. GSA provides a supportive environment for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender students, as well as those who are perceived by others to be LGBT, are questioning their identity, have LGBT friends or family members, or just care about LGBT issues.

Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)

The IEEE is an international organization, established to encourage interest in the field of electricity and electronics. All members receive the IEEE journal and are encouraged to attend the annual convention. Guest speakers are invited to lecture on various topics of interest.


Aims to increase the number of culturally responsible black engineers who excel academically, succeed professionally, and positively impact the community.


The Robotics club is a cocurricular competitive team that provides students a place to pursue their interest in both mechanical, electronic, and software design by working on large established projects, small competition projects or design new projects.


The Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (SHPE) is a Hispanic community that empowers its members to realize their fullest potential and impact the world through STEM awareness, access, support, and development. Vaughn hosts a chapter of the national organization.


The vision of the Society of Women Engineers is to create a group that supports and empowers the female gender in engineering. Vaughn hosts a chapter of the national organization.


This club promotes safe, knowledgeable design, construction, and use of UAV (drone) technology. The UAV Club engages with the Vaughn community and with aviation industry leaders in the ongoing international discourse around the benefits of this emerging field, including next-generation academic and career possibilities.

Vaughn Air Traffic Control Organization

This student organization offers educational workshops, speaker series, and networking opportunities to air traffic control students.


The Vaughn College chapter of Women in Aviation is dedicated to living out the mission of the international non-profit organization on the Vaughn campus by providing networking, education, mentoring and scholarship opportunities for women (and men) who are striving for challenging and fulfilling careers in the aviation and aerospace industries.


The Student Government Association (SGA) is the voice of the students and serves the campus community through effective, responsible leadership. Under the purview of the dean of student development and campus life, the association is the liaison between college administration and the student body, working toward the greater good of the campus community and welfare and morale of the students.

The SGA works in conjunction with other student organizations as well as the student affairs staff to coordinate student-sponsored events and programs. All student clubs and organizations operate under the guidance and support of the Student Government Association and abide by its constitution, which promises to represent, advocate and protect the welfare of the student body of the College.

Any student who is currently enrolled, matriculated and in good academic and judicial standing at the College is eligible to become a member of the SGA. The executive board consists of five elected officers: president, vice president, treasurer, and secretary and student activities committee chair. Officers are elected every spring in a college wide election in which all registered students are encouraged to vote. The SGA enables students to enhance their professional skills and become an active participant in the campus community while taking advantage of leadership opportunities that come their way.