Campus Clubs

   

Looking for more than just books and classes? MJC’s student clubs offer a great way to enrich your academic experience with new activities and friends. We have clubs that focus on everything from careers, recreation and athletics, to social events. So if you want to make professional connections as well as make new friends JOIN A CLUB today! 

Concerts, BBQs, coat drives, political awareness booths, multi-cultural affairs, and free films are just the beginning! *Due to COVID-19 Clubs can only hold meetings via zoom* 

Virtual Club Rush

Virtual Club Rush 

Join us on our Virtual Club Rush! In place of our traditional in-person event, we have a Zoom event with clubs covering all areas of interest and careers.  College isn’t just about academics, it’s also about the fun you have connecting with new friends and our clubs are the place to connect!

Click here to view March 18th Club Rush Recording

Click here to view March 19th Club Rush Recording

Club List

 AMERICAN SIGN LANGUAGE CLUB

 What is ASL Club? The ASL Club also seeks to educate and share the rich culture of the Deaf Community with the Modesto Community. In addition to functioning as a source of information on the Deaf Community, the Club hosts social. Examples of ASL Club sponsored Events to include playing games, monthly pizza night gatherings, and movie nights. The ASL Club also hosts a deaf panel. (As for now, zoom meeting due of COVID 19) 

 Who can join? The ASL Club is open to all Modesto Junior College students. You do not have to be Deaf or fluent in ASL. Many club members are beginning students, and the club is a great place to meet others who sign and to use ASL in a relaxed setting. The ASL Club is a good place for anyone interested in learning about Deaf culture. Deaf Americans have a rich and unique culture. Many members are from other countries and can tell you about the Deaf and hearing cultures of their countries. The ASL Club is as much about people and culture as it is about language.

 Advisor: Tara Mello mellot@yosemite.edu

 Meetings: Every 3rd Thursday of the month at 4:00 p.m. 

 January 21, 2021, February 18, 2021, March 18, 2021, and April 15, 2021 

 Zoom Link:  https://cccconfer.zoom.us/j/94796906217?pwd=WGJhYmxJbjJmOVgrRW5rR0JBbGZrUT09 Password: ASLCLUB

 College Republicans 

 Advisor: Jim Howen howenj@yosemite.edu

 Meetings: Every third Thursday of the month at 6:30 p.m. 

 Zoom link: https://us04web.zoom.us/j/7513420145?pwd=c3F2YkFwaTkyWFhjb3FsQ2JZcU9Vdz09  

ANTHROPOLOGY CLUB  

This is the group for the anthropology club. This club is designed to enhance knowledge and understanding of anthropology and all of its respective disciplines.  Our topics include anything related to biological anthropology, cultural anthropology, linguistic anthropology, or archaeology. 

Advisor: Susan Kerr: kerrs@yosemite.edu

Meetings: Every other Monday Starting March 1st at 4:30 p.m. 

*March 1, 2021 *March 15, 2021 *March 29, 2021 *April 12, 2021 *April 26, 2021 

Zoom link: https://cccconfer.zoom.us/j/92926137550  Meeting ID: 929 2613 7550 

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/564239003626064/

FREEDOM FORUM

 We are the Freedom Forum, a nonpartisan political science club, established and maintained by the students of Modesto Junior College. Our main purpose is to promote and encourage political awareness and involvement amongst the students and community of the greater Modesto area in relation to global, national, state, and local politics. Encouraging political participation is one of our main goals. 

 Advisor: Steven Miller millers@mjc.edu

 Meetings: No meetings are held in the Summer 

FUTURE BUSINESS PROFESSIONALS BUSINESS CLUB

Our mission is to offer students interested in management/administration to expand their personal and professional competences within the Business Industry. The purpose of the MJC Future Business Professionals Club is to provide students interested in a career in Business Administration with insight of various aspects of the industry. The club will allow students to network with industry representatives, alumni, faculty, and other students to provide them with skills and information for their interest in the Business Industry.

 Advisors:  Leslie Vaughan: vaughanl@yosemite.edu, Linda Kropp: kroppl@yosemite.edu, Patricia Wall wallpa@yosemite.edu,  Nancy Backlund backlundn@yosemite.edu, Barbara Salerno salernob@yosemite.edu  

INTERNATIONAL CLUB

 The International Club is a club designed to bring students from the United States and the world together. We stimulate and promote friendship and understanding between foreign students, American students, and the community. The club coordinates a yearlong program of activities that are educational, cultural, and social. The club dues are only $5.00 per semester and entitle the member to all of the activities of the club at member rates. Members are expected to participate in fund-raisers, community service, and club activities. More than anything else, they are expected to make new friends and have fun. 

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MJCinternationalclub Instagram: @MJCinternalclub 

 Advisor: Kate Hey heyk@yosemite.edu

 Meetings: No meetings are held in the Summer  

 INTERVARSITY CHRISTIAN FELLOWSHIP

 The InterVarsity club at MJC provides a space to discuss issues of faith, search out what’s in the Bible, explore who Jesus is, and build community with other students. Small groups meet weekly via Zoom. Everyone is welcome!

 For more information on InterVarsity, please check out this video: https://vimeo.com/445623683

Advisor: Sarah Hawes hawess@yosemite.edu

 Meetings: Tuesdays at 11:00 a.m. and Wednesdays at 6:00 p.m. 

 Zoom link:  https://intervarsity.zoom.us/j/92894049421

 For more information visit:   https://linktr.ee/mjcintervarsity 

 MJC PRE-HEALTH CLUB

The Pre-Health Club is open to all students interested in entering the health-care field.  In a typical semester, we participate in Science Nights on campus, volunteer with community outreach efforts, and attend a yearly Pre-Health Conference.  

 Adviser: Jennifer Richmond richmondj@yosemite.edu

 Meetings: Every first and third Tuesday of the Month at 5:00 p.m.

Zoom link: https://cccconfer.zoom.us/j/8631760306

Instagram: @mjcprehealthclub

 MUSICIANS GUILD

 Advisor: Travis Silvers: silverst@yosemite.edu

Meetings: Every other Tuesday starting January 26th, 5:00 p.m. 

Zoom Linkhttps://cccconfer.zoom.us/j/95546073580

RESPIRATORY CARE CLUB

 The Respiratory Care Club seeks to educate the community in cardio-pulmonary health and healthcare issues. The club develops partnerships with community healthcare providers and health organizations to provide members with opportunities to participate in many healthcare-related activities. We promote enthusiasm and a positive learning experience by providing a supportive network of students interested in the respiratory care profession. Membership is open to all active MJC students interested in respiratory care

 Advisor: Richard Dyer:  dyerr@yosemite.edu

 Meetings: Every other Friday at 1:00 pm starting January 29th 

 Zoom link: https://cccconfer.zoom.us/j/93658748825

 SPORTS MEDICINE CLUB

 In September 2016, the Modesto Junior College Sports Medicine Club was officially formed. Its mission is as follows:

To provide students with opportunities for association and interaction with the Sports Medicine faculty and Athletic Administration of Modesto Junior College; to instill the desire for self-improvement and scholastic excellence. A student does not have to be enrolled in the Sports Medicine classes to be involved.  The club usually meets every 1st & 3rd Monday's at 1pm.  It is a student run club and often students choose to have guest speakers from various health care professions, attend field trips to other athletic training or sports medicine facilities and host an annual winter gathering of current and MJC alumni to help continue networking throughout their careers.

Advisor: Jamie DeRollo: derolloj@mjc.edu

Meetings: 1st and 3rd Monday at 1:00 p.m.  No Meeting on February 15th due to Holiday  

Spring Semester Meeting dates: March 1st, Marc 15th, April 5th, April 19th  

Zoom Link:https://cccconfer.zoom.us/j/92244080285?pwd=SFZhNkJTOVRrN3J5cmZtZmRQNDArQT09  Passcode: 108108

 VETERANS CLUB

The charge of the Veterans Club is to engage Veterans, develop camaraderie, and to create opportunities for conversations among Veterans and dependents on campus. A few programs that the Veterans Club have sponsored are resume workshops for Veterans, celebrating military branch birthdays, discussions of issues unique to Veterans and dependents, Veterans Week. Other events have included community service projects for homeless veterans and field trips. Please consider joining MJC’s Veterans Club all students are welcome join!

 Advisor: Michael Jackson: jacksonm@yosemite.edu, Fernando Velez: Velezf@yosemite.edu

 Meetings: Spring 2021 Veterans club meetings will be held via Zoom once a month starting in February dates to be announced. 

 VISUAL ARTS CLUB 

 The Visual Arts Club is a collaborative environment focusing on exploring different forms of art and creativity. Meetings include workshops about how to draw and work with different materials, visiting artist lectures and learning more about pursuing a career in the arts.

Advisor: Chelsea Gilmore: gilmorec@yosemite.edu

Meetings: Spring 2021 Semester Every other  Friday at 2pm 

 Dates: Starting January 22, 2021 

 Time: 2:00 p.m. 

 Zoom link for meeting: https://cccconfer.zoom.us/j/97675180386

 YOUNG FARMERS

 1. To provide an organization that will serve to bridge the gap between high school age and the time when an individual may take membership in an adult agriculture organization. 

2. To supplement classroom work with citizenship training such as leadership, cooperation, and responsibility. 
3. To promote activities designed to give students an opportunity to participate in the program of work of the organization and learn the principles of working together. 
4. To encourage social and recreational activities.
5. To cooperate with FFA Chapters and 4-H Clubs in their activities.
6. To assist and cooperate with other agriculture organizations.
7. To increase the members' knowledge in agriculture through systematic education.
8. To acquaint members with agriculture legislation.
9. To acquaint members with government services.
10. To help young persons in getting established in agriculture. 
Call (209) 575-6479 for meeting times and information about any of these clubs. 

 Advisor: Steve Amador amadors@yosemite.edu 

Meetings: Once a month via zoom

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 ICC Meetings

The first ICC Meeting of Spring 2021 is Tuesday, January 26th at 2:30pm via zoom. ICC Meetings take place every other Tuesday starting January 26th until the week before finals in April. On behalf of our ICC Speaker, Setara Khurrami   and ICC Clerk, Celina Bridges  welcome to the spring semester and we look forward to working with you! See you on Tuesday!

Please feel free to contact our ICC Speaker at: ICCspeaker@my.yosemite.edu,  ICC Clerk at iccclerk@my.yosemite.edu

PAPERWORK PROCEDURE:  

In collaboration with the Business Services Office, there are new processes associated with Club procedures and forms.  Please visit the ASMJC Documents page for more information and to access club forms.

Fund Drive Form

Non Instructional Trip Form

Campus Life Club Manual 

Club Stimulus Packet

Club Tablecloth Request Form

Event Planning Checklist

Travel Planning Checklist

Club Constitution and Bylaws Template

Club Charter

To be considered for a new club or organization, please submit the club meeting room request form along with the club's Constitution and/or Bylaws to delacruzm@yosemite.edu. For more information on establishing a chartered club, please email Carmen De La Cruz  at delacruzm@yosemite.edu

How to Join...

For more information about a specific club, email the Campus Life Program Specialist Carmen De La Cruz  at delacruzm@yosemite.edu 

Club Advisors                

What is a Club Advisor?

An effective advisor has a strong belief in the club/student organization, a desire to help students succeed, a willingness to share expertise, and a commitment to spend time with the organization. District staff or faculty can be club advisors. For more information, contact delacruzm@yosemite.edu    

Roles and Responsibilities

  • Be aware of all club plans and activities
  • Attend all club meetings and events
  • Keep a club calendar to be aware of club events
  • It is each club advisor’s responsibility to oversee all aspects of the event
  • Guide club members to work responsibly
  • Attend club meetings and be present at events

Your responsibility is to act reasonably while performing your role. Consider yourself a representative of both the college and the club. Also, we encourage clubs to have an advisor and co-advisor.                     

An effective advisor allows students to make decisions and learn from their experiences. While it may be your first reaction to intervene and fix the mistakes you see, this is not the role of an advisor. Assist club members in benefiting from their experiences by using mistakes as teachable moments.                     

Conversely, while it may be easy to sit back and say “everything is a learning experience, I won’t interfere with what they say or do,” it is your responsibility to ensure that students understand what consequences could result from the decisions they make. In other words, be proactive when a potentially controversial or policy-related situation or decision is discussed.                     

The Importance of Planning Ahead

Most campus activities and events require planning ahead. It is recommended to plan at least a month in advance in order to have all paperwork completed in time, especially when requesting funds. Large events need to be planned six months ahead. The best idea is to map out all the semester's plans early and then work ahead a semester.                     

ASMJC Procedure Manual

Responsibilities for Traveling with Students

Due to COVID-19 there is no travel 

  • Emergency preparedness
  • Employer Pull Notice Program-Attached with a DMV Printout (on file)
  • Known medications/food allergies
  • Be conscientious about traveling with students with disabilities
  • No alcohol consumption (Students and Advisors)
  • If students leave with you, they come back with you

Poster/Flyer Regulations

Regulations

Club Finances

Part of the educational experience students gain in a leadership position is learning how to manage a budget and maintain fiscal records. Your primary role regarding finances will be to monitor expenses, provide feedback on the budget, and sign off on college forms as the club advisor. Your signature (in addition to a student officer signature) signifies that club money is being spent appropriately.                                  

Taking money home and maintaining outside bank accounts for the club is not permitted. Should you have an event during the weekend or in the evening, please let security know at 575-6351 and they can assist you to deposit money.                     

When fundraising for events, a budget must be completed in advance. What is the cost of the fundraising event? What is the expected revenue? Understanding the budget is necessary to determine whether or not the club’s goals can be reached.                          

Club Development Training Sessions

Training Modules

How to Plan an Event

PowerPoint

How to Run an Effective Club Meeting

PowerPoint

How to create an Agenda Handout

Sample Agenda

Sample Minutes

How to Fundraise as a Club

PowerPoint

ICC Agendas

September 3, 2019

September 17, 2019

October 1, 2019

October 15, 2019

October 29, 2019

November 12, 2019

November 26, 2019

January 14, 2020

January 28, 2020

February 11, 2020

February 25, 2020

March 10, 2020

January 26, 2021

February 9, 2021

February 23, 2021

March 9, 2021

March 23, 2021 

April 13, 2021 

April 27, 2021

ICC Meeting Minutes

September 4, 2018

September 25, 2018

October 16, 2018

October 30, 2018

September 17, 2019

October 1, 2019

January 26, 2021

February 9, 2021 

February 23, 2021

March 9, 2021

Newsletters

End of Year - December 2018

Welcome Back - January 2019

August 2019

Fall 2019

January 2020

Recordings

Tuesday, September 17th: Part 1; Part 2; Part 3; Part 4

https://cccconfer.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJArf-qtrD8tGdGErnkscWE5cytzm9wJ899d  

Campus Club Behavior 

 YCCD Board Policy 7-8057

Members of the Yosemite Community College District embrace the value of civility, which promotes mutual   respect, fairness, concern for the common good, and politeness. The diversity of thought and ideas, on which an academic community thrives, is best maintained by a policy of respect and civility.

Campus Life Policy

Staff and students conducting business as part of Campus Life & Student Learning will do so in a professional manner. There will be zero tolerance for behavior (s) that are attacking, abusive, uncivil, unfair, or impolite.   Such behaviors will result in disciplinary actions.  This may include for staff and students, loss or suspension from Campus Life programs, clubs, activities or events. 

Campus Life Complaint Process

As is the case for every department on campus, students and staff have the right and are encouraged to voice their opinions should there be an issue or situation with which a student or staff disagrees.  In the Campus Life & Student Learning Department, the following steps can be taken to resolve issues:

Student Workers- If at any time there is an issue with any of the Campus Life student workers on either campus, please report it to a Campus Life Staff member. 

ASMJC Member- If at any time there is an issue with any of the members of ASMJC on either campus, please report it to the Campus Life Manager Alejandra Espinoza. 

Club Issues-If at any time there is any issue concerning clubs, please report it to Campus Life & Student Learning Manager Alejandra Espinoza

Campus Life Manager-If at any time there is an issue with the Campus Life & Student Learning Manager Alejandra Espinoza, please report it to the Dean of Student Services & Public Relations Bryan Justin Marks  

* Students and Club Advisors please note, complaints and concerns must follow proper protocol.  This means complaints and concerns should be addresses at the fist level and work their way up.  Persons with complaints who choose to skip protocol or steps will be re-directed at each level to follow the proper process. 

Campus Club Improvements (2015-Present)

Campus Clubs are at the heart and soul of a healthy and happy campus life for students.  Over the past four years the Office of Campus Life has worked to improve the club polices, procedures, and the overall club experience.  Activities and events for clubs can present challenges as most events and activities involve not just the Office of Campus Life but often several YCCD and MJC offices as well. Some of the more prominent changes and improvements for clubs have include:

Staff Assistance
Previously, Campus Life assistance for clubs consisted of accepting and processing paperwork.  Today, our program specialist is assigned to train and assist clubs with paperwork, club planning, club fundraising, and other aspects of running a club.  This has led to getting questions answered faster, mandatory club trainings being more detailed, and more year round assistance.  The program specialist is available by appointment and during walk in hours.  However, the main role of the program specialist is to teach and assist clubs, not complete everything for a club. This staff position has many responsibilities in addition to clubs. 

Paperwork
Previously, paperwork was all handwritten and had to be picked up in person.  Today, all paperwork is available online and in fillable form.  In the future we plan on having clubs be able to submit forms online.

Mandatory Club Trainings

Previously, Club Trainings were mandatory each semester (twice a year) and only two sessions per semester were offered.Today, Club Trainings are required only once a year and offered over 15 sessions all different times and days for , including MJC's Institute Day.  Additionally, advisors and club execs are sent monthly, weekly, and daily reminder emails to attend the sessions.

Optional Club Trainings

Previously, there were no extra trainings. Today, the Campus Life specialist hold 10-12 trainings a year on paperwork, fundraising, creating events, holding successful meetings, and more.

Club Charters/Meeting Rooms
Previously, the club charter process was five pages long, required 5 signatures from multiple offices, was required each semester, and had to be voted on for all clubs each semester.  Additionally, separate paperwork had to be filled out to reserve a meeting room and that paperwork required 5 signatures and was submitted to facilities.  Rooms would be booked almost 4 weeks into the semester.  Today, the club charter paperwork is an online google form.  It is the same form as the club meeting room request form.  Additionally, once that form is submitted, the room is booked right away (within a week).

Signature Process
Previously, paperwork required the signature of the college Vice President, Dean of Student Services, Associate Dean of Student Services, ASMJC President, Club Advisor, and Club President.  This was in addition to signatures for food, media, and finances.  Paperwork took anywhere from 6-8 weeks just for signatures before moving forward and was often lost.  Today, paperwork requires the signature of the Associate Dean, Club Advisor, and Club President.  Paperwork is in the Campus Life Office for no more than 24 hours and paperwork typically makes its way around campus in two weeks.

Club Recognition

Previously, clubs had not been recognized with any type of awards ceremony for at least ten years.  Three years ago, Campus Life created the Gala Awards Ceremony.  This is an Oscar-like event that recognizes the club of the year and advisor of the year.  Additionally, clubs that receive this awards are given $500 for club activity.  In 2019, Campus Life will add the Club ICC Rep of the Year, Club Executive Officer of the Year, and will recognize the ICC Speaker and Deputy Speaker at the 5th Annual Gala.

A lot of changes have taken place over the past four years.  This is a combination of the wonderful constructive feedback given to Campus Life staff over the past years and the creative, dedicated, and passionate work of the Campus Life program specialist.