Student Clubs

Are you looking for ways to get involved on campus? Do you have a particular skill or interest you are interested in sharing with others? Student clubs at DEREE provide students a wide selection of extracurricular activities. Below you can find all our current clubs and see what each one does on campus! Still haven’t found something that expresses you? Stop by the Office of Student Affairs for information on how to start a new club!


AFCEA Club

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Founded in 2009 by Deree – The American College of Greece students, the AFCEA Student Club aspire and acts to be the connection between the Deree student body and the wider field of business. Serving its non-profit character, the AFCEA Student Club does not require anything more of its members than the desire to acquire and ethically exchange knowledge within the broader International Business Network. The AFCEA Student Club is dedicated to passing on the knowledge through exploration of issues relevant to its student-members in all different domains, such as: Information Technology (IT), Business Security, Business Communication and Intelligence Forums (Pools of Knowledge). The Club is the creator of www.afceayouth.com, the International version of the Student Club which welcomes all youngsters of the globe to join this ethical medium of information exchange and business involvement with the wider business spectrum.

Email: dc.afceaclub@acg.edu
Advisor: Prof. Emmanuel Varouhas, School of Business
Regular meeting time: TBA
Interests: New technologies, Research, Travelling
Skillset developed: Presentation, Research, Networking, Team work, Fundraising, Budgeting


Astronomy Club

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The Astronomy Club offers students with a love and interest for astronomy to explore the wide open sky and its stars. Join them on one of their outings and don’t miss their interesting meetings.

Email: dc.astronomyclub@acg.edu
Advisor: Prof. Harry DeBrown, PhD, School of Liberal Arts and Sciences
Regular meeting time: TBA
Interests: Sciences, Astronomy
Skillset developed: Research, Calculation


Better Days for Strays Club

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The Better Days for Strays Club aims to raise awareness in the community about animal shelters and animal welfare, particularly regarding stray dogs, and on the benefits of their interaction with humans. They assist in the realization of the ethical, social and practical needs of the Agia Paraskevi Animal Welfare Shelter [AP AWS]/Filozoiki, support the benefits of the canine-human interaction, promote the CSR initiative between ACG and Agia Paraskevi AWS/Filozoiki through social media and raise further awareness of strays’ circumstances. Club members explore how curricula learning outcomes may be facilitated through synergies with other student/college bodies and reward student engagement in the club.

Email: dc.betterdays4straysclub@acg.edu
Advisors: Prof. Evangeline Mourelatos and Prof. Alexandra Jeikner, School of Liberal Arts and Sciences
Regular meeting time: TBA
Interests: Community service, Animals, Animal Rights
Skillset developed: Volunteerism, Team Work, Campaigning, Fundraising, Budgeting


Book Club

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Book Club aims to introduce its members to a different way of viewing literary works while inspiring and motivating them to read more in their free time. Open discussion and sharing of ideas without discrimination or judgement is fostered within this club during their weekly and monthly meetings held to talk about excerpts or entire books, movie adaptations, and even literary eras. Join one of their meetings and look for their activities on campus that include second-hand book sales and book drives.

Email: dc.bookclub@acg.edu
Advisors: Prof. Helen Maragou, PhD, Dean, School of Liberal Arts and Sciences and Prof. Anastasia Logotheti, PhD, School of Liberal Arts and Sciences
Regular meeting time: TBA
Interests: Reading, Writing, Oral Interpretation
Skillset developed: Analysis, Synthesis, Discussion, Presentation, Research


Dance Club

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The Dance Club seeks to promote dance as a performing art, as well as a means of creative expression and artistic teamwork through dance and movement and exploration of all forms of dance technique.

Dance Club workshops are open to the entire student body. We also enjoy fieldtrips to various performances in downtown Athens and perform original choreographies in various college events such as Orientation, Fall Festival and WinterWonderland.

We firmly believe that “DANCE IS FOR ALL.”

Email: dc.danceclub@acg.edu
Advisor: Cindi Trent, Instructor, Frances Rich School of Fine and Performing Arts
Regular meeting time: TBA
Interests: Dance, Music, Arts
Skillset developed: Physical activity, Team work, Team building, Performance


Debate Club

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The Debate Club aims to engage students in the art of rhetoric as practiced in British Parliamentary debating.  Deree Debate Club Invitational meets are held on campus bi-annually, while members of the club are selected annually to participate in the European Union Debate Championship and the World’s University Championship.

Email: dc.debateclub@acg.edu
Advisor: Solon Molho, Part –time Instructor, School of Business
Regular meeting time: Every Friday, 6-9pm, DC 701
Interests: Public Speaking, Debating, Research, Travelling
Skillset developed: Presentation, Analysis, Synthesis, Research, Team work, Cultural competence


Entrepreneurship and Innovation Club

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The Entrepreneurship and Innovation Club aims at providing students with a better idea of the world of entrepreneurship and strives to involve its members in innovative applications, projects and ideas.

Email: dc.innovationclub@acg.edu
Advisor: Prof. Joanna Konstantinou, School of Business
Regular meeting time: TBA
Interests: Innovation, Entrepreneurship, Business, Networking, Research, Reporting
Skillset developed: Entrepreneurship, Research, Presentation, Reporting, Networking, Team work


Fashion Club

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The Fashion Club seeks to make people more open minded by introducing them to various means of expression through fashion, thereby encouraging individual personality and personal style. It is not afraid of the critique/criticism that comes from society’s upholding particular stereotypes or taboos but welcomes dialog on them. The Fashion Club organizes events revolving around fashion, such as fashion shows, clothing donations/charities, and lectures by fashion gurus.

Email: dc.fashionclub@acg.edu
Advisor: Dimitra Koumarianou, Associate Coordinator of Admissions
Regular meeting time: TBA
Interests: Fashion, Arts, Awareness Raising, Event planning
Skillset developed: Promotion, Event planning, Networking, Performance, Fundraising, Budgeting


Film Club

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The Film Club is dedicated to the art of cinema. Students who join the club are interested in watching films or participating in activities which are film-oriented. The aim of the Film Club is to create a forum for students interested in movies (either from a theoretical or practical perspective), where we can exchange ideas and share our love for cinema. Our activities vary, from watching films on campus to attending movie premiers, and visiting film institutes, exhibitions and festivals. Each year the Club also tries to organize an on-campus, short films festival for college students. Students from all academic areas are free to submit an entry.  All are welcome to join.

Email: dc.filmclub@acg.edu
Advisor: Prof. Melenia Arouh, PhD, School of Liberal Arts and Sciences
Regular meeting time: TBA
Interests: Film, Arts, Communication, Media
Skillset developed: Analysis, Presentation, Event planning, Promotion


Gaming Club

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Gaming club was created to meet, greet and play video games with fellow students. Members are connecting with each other, playing video games and fantasy board games as well. The club’s two main goals are to build an on campus gaming community which will be part of the biggest community in the world, and also, bring several gaming related events to DEREE in which a large amount of people can join.

Email: dc.gamingclub@acg.edu
Advisor: Prof. Sotiris Panagopoulos, PhD, School of Liberal Arts and Sciences
Regular meeting time: TBA
Interests: Gaming, Board games, New technologies
Skillset developed: Gaming, Networking


Gazette Club

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The Gazette Club is a monthly publication that reports on current events and college events, while providing insight into a variety of topics of interest to students, including but not limited to entertainment, sports and fashion. Join the Gazette team and be part of the fun!

Email: dc.dereegazette@acg.edu
Advisors: Matilda Chatzipanagiotou, PhD, Dean of Students;
Prof. Daniel McCormac, School of Liberal Arts and Sciences; Prof. Katerina Weiss, PhD, School of Liberal Arts and Sciences
Regular meeting time: TBA
Interests: Current local and global events, Campus life, Writing, Research, Online press
Skillset developed: Writing, Editing, Presentation, Research, Interviewing, Promotion, Fundraising, Budgeting


LGBTQ+ Awareness Club

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The LGBTQi+ Awareness Club has created and fostered an environment conducive to supporting LGBTQi+ students, encouraging personal growth and outreach, as well as exploration of one’s identity, among the campus community. The club aims to raise awareness of both local and global LGBTQi+ issues, as well as support expression, communication and constructive dialogue of LGBTQi+ issues within and beyond the campus community.

Email: dc.lgbtclub@acg.edu
Advisor: Lucy Kanatsoulis, Dean of Enrollment and International Students
Regular meeting time: TBA
Interests: Gender awareness and LGBTQi+ issues, Sexual orientation, Health and Social issues
Skillset developed: Volunteerism, Campaigning, Awareness raising, Event planning, Self-awareness, Accepting diversity, Networking


MUN Club

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The purpose of the MUN Club is to encourage the development of skills useful throughout students’ lives, such as research, writing, public speaking, problem solving, consensus building, conflict resolution, compromise and cooperation. The Club also serves as a mean to extend students’ understanding of global issues while simultaneously representing and promoting DEREE nationally and internationally at conferences within academic communities.

Email: dc.munclub@acg.edu
Advisor: Prof. Anna Visvizi, PhD, School of Business
Regular meeting time: TBA
Interests: Global issues, United Nations institutional framework, International affairs, Presentation, Economic, Political, Social, Cultural issues, Human Rights, Travelling
Skillset developed: Presentation, Research, Policy-making, MUN Resolutions development, Debate, Team work, Cultural competence, Networking


Music Club

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The Music Club is open to all DEREE students with an interest in music. Members are able to perform, to discuss music topics, attend film screenings related to music, and enjoy concerts with other club members. The Music Club offers its members the opportunity to express their musical interests and even develop their performing skills.

Email: dc.musicclub@acg.edu
Advisor: Prof. Georgios Papageorgiou, PhD, School of Business
Regular meeting time: Every Wednesday, 6pm, Pierce Music Studio
Interests: Music, Performance, Socializing, Event planning, Jamming
Skillset developed: Performance, Event planning, Promotion


Photography Club

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Do you have a love of photography? Do you enjoy taking pictures? The Photography Club is a place for everyone from amateur level to pro. If you are a novice, or are experienced and knowledgeable, come share what you know with the club. You don’t have to have a professional camera, Smartphone’s are also welcome! This is about having fun, meeting people, being social and expanding our skill set in photography. We will be meeting twice a month to discuss photography tips and ideas and to compare pictures based on a theme of the week.

Email: dc.photoclub@acg.edu
Advisor: Maria Laiou, Senior Manager, Student Affairs
Regular meeting time: Bi-monthly, specific dates and times TBA
Interests: Photography, Campus life, Exhibitions, New technologies
Skillset developed: Photography, Image manipulation, Setting up exhibitions, Photo reporting


Poetry Club

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The Poetry Club aims to encourage students to read and write poetry. Through various projects, workshops and other events, students will have the opportunity to meet other poetry enthusiasts, get in touch with their creative side, express themselves, share their work and receive constructive criticism on it. Additional to the workshops, the club organizes events like open mics, poetry related projects to be displayed on campus and lectures by published poets.

Email: dc.poetryclub@acg.edu
Advisor: Prof. Harris Vlavianos, PhD, School of Liberal Arts and Sciences
Regular meeting time: TBA
Interests: Reading, Writing, Oral Interpretation
Skillset developed: Analysis, Synthesis, Discussion, Presentation, Research


Self-Awareness & Meditation Club

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The SAMC focuses on providing students with a space to develop and cultivate inner peace and balance through the practice of meditation and other inter-spiritual techniques such as reiki and qi gong. Although this club is not affiliated with any religion, it is dedicated to interfaith dialogue. Members can participate in sessions and attend seminars and lectures arranged by the Club, as well as ongoing events in Athens via the club’s affiliation with other centers.

Email: dc.zenclub@acg.edu
Advisor: Sophie Themelis, Wellness Coordinator, ACG Health & Wellness Center
Regular meeting time: Every Friday, 3-4pm, Zen Garden
Interests: Meditation, Self-Awareness, Spirituality, Stress management, Wellness
Skillset developed: Meditation techniques, Stress management techniques, Physical activity


Theater in the Making Club

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The Theatre in the Making Club focuses on raising awareness of non-theater major students about the joys of theater and familiarizing them with the different components of a theatrical production through fun activities, including but not limited to improve exercises, set, costume and make up tutorials. Club members will also have the opportunity to screen plays, visit theaters and participate in playwriting exercises as well.

Email: dc.theatreinthemakingclub@acg.edu
Advisor: Prof. Katerina Nikolopoulou, Frances Rich School of Fine and Performing Arts
Regular meeting time: Every Wednesday, 3-4pm, Black Box Theater
Interests: Theater, Acting, Directing, Stagecraft, Oral interpretation
Skillset developed: Performance, Public speaking, Analysis, Synthesis


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Biology Club

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The purpose of the Biology Club is to actively present to the Deree community issues of scientific relevance which they have researched. The Biology Club discusses interesting and debatable scientific issues and participates in programs such as Health Week, Wellness Experience and Psychology Week seminars. The Club also visits research centers, exhibitions and museums. The future of the Club is its members and their desire to pursue Club’s goals. Students of all majors may participate.

Email: dc.bioclub@acg.edu
Advisor: Prof. Paraskevi Papadopoulou, PhD, School of Liberal Arts and Sciences
Interests: Sciences, Biology
Skillset developed: Research, Presentation


Consulting Club

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The Consulting Club undertakes various projects for real businesses. Small teams meet with companies that are interested in the service in order to gather information about their needs (Finance, Management, IT, etc). The teams brainstorm and come up with a solution to the problem by undertaking a specific project, which they in turn present to the company with the time frame needed.

Email: dc.consultingclub@acg.edu
Advisor: Prof. Emmanuel Varouhas, School of Business
Interests: Consulting, Business, Networking, Research, Reporting
Skillset developed: Consulting, Research, Presentation, Reporting, Networking, Team work


Cultures & Languages Club

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The Cultures and Languages Club at Deree organizes events on campus related to foreign cultures and languages, increases awareness of events taking place in Athens related to foreign cultures and languages and encourages students from various countries to meet and communicate.

Email: dc.langclub@acg.edu
Advisor: Prof. Maria Inez Oliver, School of Liberal Arts and Sciences
Interests: Cultures, Languages, Travelling
Skillset developed: Cultural competence, Language, Fundraising, Event planning


Deree Radio Club

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The Deree Radio Club “broadcasts” all week long during the Activity Hours from the Student Lounge! Love playing music? Join in the fun!

Email: dc.radioclub@acg.edu
Advisor: Maria Laiou, Senior Manager, Student Affairs, ad interim
Interests: Music, Broadcasting, Performance, Events
Skillset developed: Broadcasting, Performance, Promotion


Health & Social Awareness Club

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The Health and Social Awareness Club was established to inform the student body on matters concerning their health through educational material, to encourage them to participate in health related conferences and seminars and to strengthen awareness about healthy living on campus, while fostering a sense of community among students. The HSA Club organizes lectures and events on campus, including the ACG blood drives of both semesters.

Email: dc.healthclub@acg.edu
Advisor: Prof. Evangelia Andreadou-Samara, School of Liberal Arts and Sciences
Interests: Health, Social issues, Volunteerism, Community Service
Skillset developed: Campaigning, Awareness raising, Event planning, Volunteerism, Fundraising


HubIT Club

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This club is here to boost students’ existing IT skills and help them develop new ones through practice in a real-world job-like environment while offering them the opportunity to participate in an activity that they are passionate about through monthly workshops and on and off campus seminars and lectures. The HubIT club is here to apply academic knowledge and gain hands-on experience, create useful technology related products and participate in educational events.

Email: dc.hubitclub@acg.edu
Advisor: Prof. Maira Kotsovoulou, School of Liberal Arts and Sciences
Interests: New technologies, Entrepreneurship
Skillset developed: IT, Problem solving, Team work, Research & Development, Reporting


Latin Club

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The Latin Club explores Latin Culture as a whole: the music, the dance, the food, the lifestyle. Latin dancing plays a special role in this club as we meet weekly for lessons that promote a healthy lifestyle and vibrant social interactions. All are welcome in the Latin Club – join us at our weekly meeting and become part of the movement!

Email: dc.latinclub@acg.edu
Interests: Latin culture, Latin dancing, Socializing, Event planning
Skillset developed: Cultural competence, Dancing, Event planning


Oriental Dance and Cultures club

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The Oriental Club aims at exposing Deree students to the different aspects of oriental culture including dancing, culture, cuisine, traditions, fashion and more.

Email: dc.orientaldanceclub@acg.edu
Advisor: Maria Laiou, Senior Manager, Student Affairs, Sophie Themelis, Wellness Coordinator
Interests: Oriental dancing, culture, cuisine, traditions
Skillset developed: Dancing, cultural competence, Event Planning


For any questions or further information, contact Student Affairs
E-mail: studentaffairs@acg.edu
Tel.: 210 600 9800, ext. 1446