Student Life and Leadership

We are here to help you make meaningful and rewarding connections through campus life involvement. We provide programs and experiences which promote educational, cultural, leadership, social and personal growth.

Get Involved at HCCC!

The Office of Student Life and Leadership aims to help you make meaningful and rewarding connections through campus life involvement. We provide programs and experiences which promote educational, cultural, leadership, social and personal growth.
Get Involved

Visit Involved, HCCC’s Student Engagement Platform, to see upcoming events, join clubs, and track your involvement.

Clubs and Organizations

With over 30 clubs and honor societies, there are many opportunities to get involved and build leadership skills.

Upcoming Events

With over 250 events a year, there is always something happening with Student Life and Leadership!


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New to HCCC

Welcome to the HCCC Family!
We encourage all new students to complete the New Student Orientation to learn about services and tools to be a successful student. You can learn more about this at our Orientation page.
Student Center

Student Center and Student Lounges

Our Journal Square Campus is the home to our new Student Center! The Student Center, located adjacent to the Library Building at 81 Sip Ave., houses a Student Lounge, Dining Location, Veteran Student Lounge, Student Life and Leadership and Student Affairs office, SGA and Club Offices, and a Multipurpose Room.

The J Building Gaming Lounge is located in the Lower Level of the J Building at 2 Enos Place. Get access to brand new smart televisions and the latest gaming systems. Journal Square also has a Culinary Student Lounge located on the 4th Floor of the Culinary Conference Center at 161 Newkirk Street.

Our North Hudson Campus Student Lounge, located on the 2nd Floor features plenty of lounging, vending machines, a microwave, and access to a beautiful courtyard to enjoy sunny days with your friends or your homework.



Offering over 250 events per year, Student Life and Leadership works tirelessly to offer educational, cultural, leadership, social and service events.

To see a list of upcoming events, click here!

To see the gallery of recorded virtual events, click here!

Student Government Association & Clubs

Student Government Association and Clubs

We have over 30 student-led clubs and organizations for you to get involved at HCCC.

The Student Government Association (SGA) is responsible for raising concerns to students; serving as a communication link between the student body and the College Administrators to enhance student life - making your experience more fulfilling, more impactful, and one that you will never forget.

For a list of all active clubs, click here!

Honor Societies

Honor Societies

We have a proud history of academic excellence. HCCC partners with prominent national honor societies to recognize those students, from various disciplines, who have achieved academic distinction.

HCCC has chapters of the following Honor Societies:
- Alpha Alpha Alpha
- Alpha Sigma Lambda
- National Society of Leadership and Success
- Phi Theta Kappa
- Psi Beta
- Sigma Kappa Delta

For more information on these chapters, please click here.

Student Leadership Opportunities

Student Leadership Opportunities

HCCC is dedicated to building leaders to reach their goals and make the world around them a better place. In addition to taking on a leadership role in the SGA, clubs, and honor societies, we offer the following opportunities:

The Peer Leader program is a part time employment paraprofessional opportunity for students. In this role, students serve as New Student Orientation leaders while also working within a myriad of areas in the Office of Student Affairs and Enrollment, including Enrollment and Advising. Peer Leaders play a vital role in assisting new students from enrollment to graduation.

The Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Student Passport Program is an online eight-week diversity, equity, and inclusion leadership program that will guide students through important topics to build cultural competence and allow opportunities for reflection and growth.

The HCCC’s student newspaper, The Orator, provides an opportunity for students interested in journalism, creative writing, photography and art to express their opinion and views regarding HCCC politics, community events, world issues, health matters, music, poetry, and more.
Read The Orator online at

For information on the above opportunities, please email us at studentlifeFREEHUDSONCOUNTYCOMMUNITYCOLLEGE.



We present many celebratory events for our graduating students, including honor society inductions, cultural graduations, a Toast to the Grads, and more! We can't wait to celebrate your accomplishment when your time comes!

For more information on commencement, visit our Commencement page.

Student Life and Leadership By The Numbers

Events Each Year
Student-Led Clubs
Honor Society Chapters

Meet Brian Ribas

Peer Leader Student Life and Leadership
Brian Ribas
I got involved as a Work Study, Phi Theta Kappa member and as a Peer Leader during my time at HCCC - and I am confident about navigating social and cultural settings because of the unique exposure I gained at HCCC to meet people from diverse backgrounds.
Brian Ribas
HCCC Alumni, Class 2020

Out of the Box Podcast - Peer Leaders

October 2019
Peer Leaders Have A Vital Role at HCCC! They’re role models, customer service representatives, and walking information centers who are dedicated to heling current and prospective HCCC students with just about everything that’s HCCC-related. Learn all about Peer Leaders as Dr. Rebert talks with Koral Booth and Bryan Ribas.

Click here


Contact Information

Student Life and Leadership
Journal Square Campus
81 Sip Avenue - 2nd Floor (Room 212)
Jersey City, NJ 07306
(201) 360-4195

North Hudson Campus

4800 John F. Kennedy Blvd., 2nd Floor (Room 204)
Union City, NJ 07087
(201) 360-4654