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
  • Alpha Eta Rho Flight Fraternity
  • Engineers without Borders
  • 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.
  • Flight Crew
  • Robotics Club
  • UAV (Unmanned Aerial Vehicles) Club
  • Vaughn Air Traffic Control Organization
  • Vaughn Aircraft Maintenance Competition Team
  • Student Government Association
  • Aviation Development Council Leadership Academy
Extracurricular Student run groups that are mainly, social in nature and majority interest or social based.
  • Alpha Phi Delta Fraternity
  • Art Club
  • Chinese Student Association
  • Gaming/E-Sports
  • Gay-Straight Association
  • Music Club
  • Ping Pong Club
  • Vaughn Veterans Organization

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 Eta Rho, Professional Collegiate Aviation Fraternity

Founded in 1929 to bring together students that have a common interest in the field of aviation. Membership is open to all students who have a strong interest in any career within the aviation and aerospace industry.

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.


The art club is open to all Vaughn College students who are interested in all phases of art, including anime, drawing, painting, sculpture, digital media and photography.


A student group for automotive enthusiasts. The group organizes automotive-related education and activities such as maintenance workshops, car meets and car modification.


The Chinese Student Association promotes the interests and awareness of Chinese culture at Vaughn College while functioning as a means of social engagement.


Vaughn College chapter of Circle K International is the premier collegiate and university community service, leadership development, and friendship organization in the world.


Engineers Without Borders aims to build a better world through engineering by helping communities meet their basic needs and leave them with the knowledge and power to be self-sustaining.


The Gaming and E-sports brings together students who share an interest in esports or gaming. The club provides a community for students that want to find people with similar gaming interest.


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.


A music group that performs song covers with live instrumentals either at their own events, or events organized by the College. Music club also teach students how to play instruments.

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.


VCAT Ping Pong is a special interest club dedicated to providing a friendly and comfortable venue for students interested in the casual and competitive play of table tennis.


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 Aircraft Maintenance Competition Team

The Vaughn College maintenance competition team participates in competition at the Aerospace Maintenance Competition. The club seeks to engage students in the Aviation Training Institute program and raises awareness of the knowledge and skill required to maintain safe and airworthy aircraft.

Vaughn Air Traffic Control Organization

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


Open to all Vaughn College students interested in learning and exploring aviation. The groups aims to provide education and support to students in their training, and to become leaders within the aviation community.


The Vaughn Veterans Organization is a student organization made up of men and women who have served in all branches of the armed forces. Their goal is to offer exciting extra-curricular activities, networking and fellowship for veterans studying at Vaughn as well as assisting fellow vets in the transition from military to academic life.


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.

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