By Dierdree Glassford
New to the school? Looking to meet new people? Do you already miss being a part of the
student government, or a drama club, or even just having a game night with your friends?
Believe it or not SMCC has some of the best student organizations around, and they are
right at your finger tips!
Where do you find out about it all? The CeSIL Office! The CeSIL Office, which
stands for Center for Student Involvement and Leadership, is the place to find out all of
the information you might need in order to become really involved in the community here
at SMCC. From learning about what type of clubs we have available to join, to
understanding how to be a part of the decisions made by the student body, the CeSIL
Office has all that information and more!
There are also many different events and activities that occur throughout the year,
and we would love for you to be at them! The annual Halloween dance will be coming up
in October, with many fun things in store! We will also have the Winter Carnival! Are
you interested in being able to lead a team in the future, whether it be through work or in
class? Understanding how to be an effective and confident leader is something that is
very important in today’s society. Many people find that when they have great leadership
skills they are able to relate better to their peers, and it comes in handy if you were to
ever be put into a managing position.
The Emerging Leaders program, led by a board of active and strong leaders from
Southern Maine Community College, offers a semester’s worth of leadership training to
students interested in honing their skills. You learn about all different aspects of
leadership, from how to plan and organize your everyday life, to how to run and plan an
event, to how to work with well with others. For already active leaders as well as people
just starting their leadership journey, it is an amazing way to get your feet wet and push
yourself. If you have an idea that you would like to have the school do, or have
suggestions for change, you can always come over and chat with us and we can help you
become involved in the decision making process. The students at SMCC have a voice,
and when we work together, that voice is heard.
Wouldn’t you love to be a part of positive change and improvement here at
SMCC? If there was something you LOVE and are very passionate about, but you can’t
seem to find a student organization that is available for that passion, you can even start
your own club! Just a few guidelines to meet and you could be the next President of the
Biking Club, or the Cooking Club, or whatever else you think people would love to be a
part of! The CeSIL Office is dedicated to offering you more at school, and we want to
give you the opportunity to get involved, find what you are passionate about, and see you
succeed! So stop on by our office at Springpoint Residence Hall and let us invite you to
join our community!