CCE Recognized Service Clubs


A CCE recognized service club is one that organizes students to provide direct volunteer outreach, educational programs, and/or philanthropic efforts with nonprofit or nonpartisan organizations.

These clubs have the following priorities: 1) Service to the Hampton Roads community; and 2) Values membership camaraderie, personal growth, and networking through community involvement. 

Hours completed with CCE recognized service clubs can fulfill Service Distinction and Service Distinction Leader Honors requirements.

American Cancer Society's Colleges Against Cancer

Colleges Against Cancer is a student run organization sponsored by American Cancer Society. Every year we not only raise awareness for cancer research, but also host a series of events to raise money in the fight against cancer. The largest and most well known of our events is Relay for Life.


Service Tracks: Community Development; Health Related

American Red Cross Club

CNU American Red Cross Club provides volunteer opportunities to help make a difference by addressing our community’s greatest needs and developing leadership skills. Our main focus is to help provide a sufficient blood supply for our community hospitals by sponsoring blood drives on campus throughout the year. 


Service Track: Health Related

Biology Club

The Biology Club is a student organization designed to help those interested in biology engage in events to broaden their understanding of the scientific world and potential career options and get involved in science-related service throughout the Hampton Roads community.  The club hosts events to discuss biological topics, raises money for charities and organizations that benefit the scientific community, fosters relationships with other science/volunteering organizations on and off campus, and underscores the importance of being involved in the natural sciences. The Biology Club is another resource on campus for students to expand their perspective on the world and to inspire a love for science and biology.


Service Track: Environment and Animals

Captains Emergency Response Organization (CERO)

Our goal and mission is to eliminate the bystander effect within the CNU Community and the greater peninsula area. CERO will seek to educate, train, and prepare the CNU community as well as the greater peninsula for all potential emergencies. From an everyday cut or scrape to a cardiac arrest or car wreck, the club will help train members and the greater community on the best and most efficient way to respond, render needed assistance, and stay collected during a variety of health-related situations. This will be accomplished through bringing initiatives such as STOP the Bleed, CPR training, AED training, and EMT certifications on campus and making them readily available to students, staff, and faculty. CERO will also work in tandem with Captains Emergency Medical Services to provide Basic Life Support coverage for the CNU community on campus. We work closely with the NNFD, HFD, Riverside, and NNPS. 


Service Track: Health Related

Family Focus Club

We are dedicated to working with CNU’s community partner, Family Focus, to educate and raise awareness in our community about childhood abuse and neglect. We will provide services and fundraisers for the Family Focus agency. We will help spread our knowledge to prevent childhood abuse and childhood neglect by promoting the Six Common Protective Factors known to reduce the risk of child abuse and neglect, emphasizing the importance of a family’s well-being. At the same time, helping to repair the effects of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs).


Service Track: Youth Development and Education

Food Fighters

We are a service organization that prevents food waste and works to feed the Newport News homeless community by collecting packaged food from the dining halls at the end of the night and delivering it to a local rescue mission.

Mission: To facilitate the safe, efficient, and effective transport of CNU’s excess assets to organizations serving those in need to the Newport News Community. To assist in the processes of organizations that utilize CNU’s unused assets. To encourage involvement in helping those in need within the Newport News Community.


Service Track: Hunger & Housing

Habitat for Humanity

The Habitat for Humanity chapter at Christopher Newport University is a terrific way to become involved in Habitat for Humanity. This club is dedicated to serving our local affiliate, Habitat for Humanity Peninsula Greater Williamsburg, through volunteerism and donations. As a club, we help build homes, work in the ReStore, and form relationships that will have a lasting impact. Being a part of this club means a dedication to helping those in substandard housing and believing that a house is more than just brick and mortar, it is a place to call home. Join our mission and help make a difference starting here on campus, the Hampton Roads community, and beyond!


Service Track: Civic Engagement and Social Action; Community Development; Hunger & Housing

Innovative Minds

Innovative Minds is a club at Christopher Newport University dedicated in volunteering to demonstrate science and scientific ideals to expand young minds. Our goal is to inspire youth in the Newport News community to be passionate about science through hands on STEM activities


Service Track: Community Development; Youth Development & Education


The purpose of this group is to (a) provide students in the Newport News/Hampton Roads community with performing and fine arts workshops and (b) create committed volunteer opportunities available to Christopher Newport University’s Performing and Fine Arts students.


Service Track: Community Development; Youth Development & Education

Kesem at CNU

Kesem is a nationwide community, driven by passionate college student leaders, that supports children through and beyond their parent’s cancer. Kesem is the largest national organization dedicated to supporting children impacted by a parent’s cancer, at no cost to families. Our innovative and fun-filled programs provide children with peers who understand their unique needs, and create long-lasting impact.


Service Track: Health Related; Youth Development & Education

Neuroscience Club

The Neuroscience Club provides a place for students to come and make connections surrounding their interest in Neuroscience. We teach Neuroscience related lessons to the local Elementary Schools, host fundraisers for Neurological-based charities, as well as help members connect to STEM related professors and research on campus.


Service Track: Community Development; Health Related

Planned Parenthood Generation Action

We are the CNU Planned Parenthood chapter, and we focus on sexual health care on campus! Planned Parenthood Generation Action Network is a network of young organizers and activists across the country who organize events on their campuses and in their communities to mobilize advocates for reproductive freedom; in addition to raising public awareness about reproductive health and rights, educating young people about sexual health, and creating lasting change in those communities.

We table and provide free condoms and other STI protective materials for students. We are also trying to get free condoms to be placed in dorms around campus.


Service Track: Health Related; Women’s Interest

Serve the City Club

Serve The City is an international organization that mobilizes volunteers to help in areas of need and perform acts of kindness. They have a location for our surrounding area which is Serve The City Peninsula. The goal of this club is to work directly with them and provide student volunteers at their various events.


Service Track: Arts & Culture; Aging; Civic Engagement and Social Action; Community Development; Environment & Animals; Health Related; Hunger & Housing; International Interest; Women’s Interest; Youth Development & Education

Special Olympics Gymnastics

The purpose of this organization is to work with persons born with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities. The gymnastics program in Newport News provides children with special needs a fun, social, and athletic program that allows them to interact with volunteer coaches and other athletes in order to develop coordination and confidence through the sport of artistic gymnastics.


Service Track: Health Related; Youth Development & Education

Where is The Line

Where Is The Line is the CNU student organization affiliated with the organization Fear 2 Freedom, a global nonprofit dedicated to redeem and restore lives wounded by sexual abuse bringing them hope and healing. Where is the Line (WITL) is founded on the hope that education, awareness, and philanthropic action can alleviate and prevent the suffering of sexual assault, domestic violence, and sex trafficking. Our goal is to elevate awareness of sexual abuse, bring change through vigilance and healing through compassion.


Service Track: Civic Engagement and Social Action; Health Related; Women’s Interest

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