Student Clubs & Professional Memberships


Webb Institute students have a wide variety of extracurricular interests. Student clubs provide Webbies with the opportunity to participate in many different activities. These clubs have an important impact, leading to positive social and personal growth. We encourage all of our students to become involved in a current student club or to create a new student club that might better fit their interests.

If you have any questions or need assistance regarding student clubs, please contact Marissa Alperin, Assistant Director of Student Affairs and Residence Life at malperin@webb.edu.

Art Clubs

The Webb Photography Club
Members of the Webb Photography taking photos at Morgan Park.

Art Club

Meetings twice a week to work on personal or assigned projects. Assigned projects including various mediums, styles, and subjects. Also events such as murals and off campus events to see or do artistic activities.

Photography Club

Photography club is for anyone interested at all in any aspects of digital imaging, no experience required. The club looks into not only photography, but videography and editing as well. In addition, monthly trips are made to different locations on Long Island and in New York City to capture the beauty of the natural and civilized worlds within only a few hours of Webb.

Athletic Clubs

Webb Disc Golf Club
The Webb Disc Golf Club playing a match with the Long Island Disc Golf Association.

Disc Golf Club

This group plays disc golf and host local club events.

Fencing Club

The Fencing Club meets occasionally in the Webb gym for student-led practices in two modern fencing weapons for which Webb provides equipment: Foil and Épée. Club member experience ranges from beginner to advanced. Members meet to learn basic movements and strategies, practice and further develop their skills, and compete against opponents in informal tournaments.

Fishing Club

This club is for fishermen and fisherwomen who want to socialize during a fun activity. No prior experience is required and we are more than happy to share this sport with newcomers! This club is open to all students, faculty, and staff. We fish off of the Webb pier and organize a fishing boat trip each semester.

Martial Arts Club

Self defence training, weapons training, sparring, multiple styles are represented. Include trips to local studios and groups.

Running Club

This ia a group of students with a shared interest in running. They compete in several local road races and cross country meets. Webb graciously funds all race entry fees for any student who chooses to race. Race highlights include the Ocean to Sound Relay (which they run as a team from shore to shore on long island), The Great Cow Harbor 10k, and The Power of One Family Fun Run.

Rock Climbing Club

A group of students that share an interest in rock climbing. Weekly to more than weekly trips are made to an indoor rock climbing facility, where students can advance their skill in bouldering, top roping, and belaying. In addition, new semester trips will be made to an outdoor climbing facility.

Rowing Club

This club like to row occasionally, using two eight-person rowing shells on the Long Island Sound. Rowing is a fun way to get out of the classroom and enjoy being on the water, while still exercising.

Swim Club

The Swim Club unifies Webb’s independent swimmers by sharing weekly swim sets and comparing each other’s times. We also organize a couple of open water swims each semester.

Ultimate Frisbee

For those who like tossing and potentially catching plastic. Weekly practices and Saturday pickup in Seacliff. We hold scrimmages and practices with local college teams.

Diversity Clubs

Webb COGAS club
The Webb COGAS Club at Hofstra University's Annual Drag Show.

COGAS (Coalition of Gays and Such)

For all queer people and allies who want a safe space to make friends. We work to promote a more inclusive and less normative culture on and off campus. Fun gay activities are planned throughout the year, including interfacing with larger school’s queer communities.

MEOW (Minority Establishment of Webb)

MEOW is a safe space for minorities and majorities alike to experience new cultures near and around Webb. Cultural cooking nights and outings to different events around New York City and Long Island are planned throughout the year.

Miscellaneous Clubs

Webb student working on his car
A student working on his car in the student garage.

Afternoon Tea Club

This group of students enjoy afternoon tea, snacks, and a game of croquet.

Anchor Club

The Anchor Club is the Christian group of Webb Institute. It meets Tuesdays and Thursdays for fellowship, worship, and Bible study. In addition to building up the body of Christ, Anchor Club does service events for the Webb campus and the local community.

Cooking Club

This club meets regularly in the student kitchen to learn how to cook, try new recipes, and experiment with old ones. Members are on beginner, intermediate, to advanced levels.

Culture Club

The Culture Club gives students the opportunity to explore the cultural diversity in the surrounding NYC metropolitan area. Past events include: Broadway Shows, Empire State building visit, Bike Tours, Concerts, Museum Trips, and Opera.

Garage Club

This group is dedicated to the improvement and outfitting of the student garage.

Green Club

This club strives to make Webb more environmentally friendly.

Tabletop Gaming Club

This is commonly known as Webb’s D&D club. Generally, gamemasters run weekly campaigns with 4 or 5 people each in various systems.

Minecraft Club

New club for pro gamers and/or aspiring pro gamers who are interested in Minecraft and/or want to spend their time playing with people across the school.

Music Clubs

Webb Institute Jazz Club
The Webb Jazz Club performing during that President's Reception at Homecoming.

Jazz Band

The Webb Student Jazz Band is a student-run band of all experience levels. The repertoire includes jazz standards, holiday music, and rock and pop hits. Rehearsals are three days a week in the auditorium. Major performances include Homecoming, Webbstock, Family Weekend, and the Holiday Party.

WooFS (Webb Family Singers)

The WooFS is Webb’s singing ensemble,which is open to any member of the community including students, faculty, and staff (no auditions / no experience necessary). It is led by a Director and rehearsals are typically twice per week and performances include those at Family Weekend, the Holiday Dinner, Graduation, the Senior BBQ (just for seniors), and, at times, in the local community. The WooFS have a joint budget with the Jazz Band for sheet music, as well as an accompanist.

Professional Clubs/Organizations

The Women of Webb, Spring 2019
The Women of Webb, Spring 2019.

IMarEST (Institute of Marine Engineering, Science, & Technology)

Webb students are now members of IMarEST, the Institute of Marine Engineering, Science and Technology. Based in the U.K., IMarEST is an international society for professionals operating the spheres of marine engineering, science and technology. The Institute has more than 15,000 members in over 100 countries. Membership gives students access to a variety of periodicals and journals related to the marine industry. Each month, students have the opportunity to attend joint-society technical meetings in New York City, sponsored by IMarEST, SNAME, and ASNE. More information about IMarEST is available on their website, imarest.org.

MTS (Marine Technology Society)

This is a professional society whose mission is to promote understanding and application of marine technology through education and information dissemination (mtsociety.org). MTS strives to be the leading authority and advocate for marine technology, which incorporates varying disciplines such as naval architecture, mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, and computer science. Applications of marine technology include underwater remote-operated vehicles (ROVs), instrumentation, and alternative energy generation. In 2010, Webb formed an official student section of MTS, consisting of over a third of the student body. Student members are eligible for benefits such as discounted membership rates and opportunities to network with marine technology professionals around the country. Additionally, the Webb student section of MTS coordinates educational visit opportunities to local maritime organizations in order to broaden student perspectives and expose them to lesser-known facets of the field. More information about MTS is available on their website, mtsociety.org.

SNAME (Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers)

Webb was founded in 1889 by William H. Webb, who was the first signature on the original SNAME charter over 120 years ago. The student section officially formed in 2005 and is proud to still be going strong with one of the largest student memberships in the country. Today Mr. Webb’s legacy lives on in the students at Webb in their passion and dedication to the industry as reflected in their continual activity in the Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers programs and regional/annual meetings. For more information on SNAME, please visit their website at sname.org.

WOW (Women of Webb)

The Women of Webb organize and volunteer at events that provide a comfortable and enjoyable environment for the female students and promote women working in the engineering field. The Women of Webb also fundraise for annual trips to the national conference of the Society of Women Engineers (SWE).