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Special Interest Organizations

Aerial Club – Open to all interested in learning how to do front flips, back flips, and twisting on a trampoline or ground in a safe environment.

Airsoft Club - The Airsoft Club offers midshipmen the chance to continue or explore the hobby of airsoft military simulation.

Aviation Club- To gather future aviation leaders and enthusiasts among the USMMA community through discussion, interactions with industry executives, networking opportunities, and off-campus trips.

Auto Club – For tinkerers, tuners, and car enthusiasts dedicated to developing mechanic skillsets and enjoying automotive culture through events and projects.

Ballroom Dance Club - The Ballroom Dance Club encourages midshipmen and plebes to learn and enjoy ballroom dancing in a fun and relaxed environment.

Chess Club - The club aims to create an environment where midshipmen can challenge each other to develop analytical and strategic thinking.

Climbing and Outdoor Recreation (COR) – Promotes positive physical and mental development through rock climbing. This sport allows one to overcome obstacles and personal mental barriers such as fear of heights or physical strength.

Cruisers (KP Cruisers) – Open to anyone looking to ride beyond the gates of the academy and experience New York on wheels.

Cyber Defense Club – A club that builds networks and defends them from NSA attacks.

DIY Club - A club dedicated to establishing a strong skill set in technical crafting, repair, and project management while fostering creative thinking, problem-solving skills, and camaraderie.

Games Club – A place for students who share an interest in different forms of gaming to come together and participate in a shared experience.

Glee Club - Join for a place to make music and sound with voices.

Investment Club – To grow and facilitate all members’ knowledge of investing so that they may become informed investors to and grow personal wealth.

Midshipmen Eating Animals Together (M.E.A.T.) - Barbeque club which will cook out at events and bring the campus community together.

Pokemon Club - A place for Pokemon Go players can get together and advance in the game and socialize. Join in here!

Rugged and Refined Initiative – Develops a sense of camaraderie with each other as you tackle the challenges of the outdoors and appreciate the finer points of civility.

Scuba Club – A place for those interested in quarterly diving trips and advancing their scuba certifications.

Shotgun Club- Trap and skeet shotgun club. We expand gun skills, training, and safety.

Sustainability Alliance - Committed to broadening the academy's knowledge of alternative energy, as well as exploring the possibilities of sustainable energy in the maritime industry.

Writer's Club- Members of this organization come together to write and discuss creative pursuits. 

Membership in all United States Merchant Marine Academy Club must be open to all persons without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, or age. Clubs abide by all federal, state and local laws and to the United States Merchant Marine Academy mission and its policies and procedures. All clubs refrain from engaging in any action or situation which recklessly or intentionally endangers the mental or physical health of another or the forced consumption of alcoholic beverages or drugs for the purpose of initiation into or affiliation with the group.

Last updated: Monday, April 18, 2016

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