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*
Inter-Club Council Team Campus Life & Student Learning needs an Inter-Club Council (ICC) Team! This is a great opportunity to learn something new and gain valuable leadership skills. If you want to be part of this team, apply today and become our next ICC Speaker, ICC Deputy Speaker, or ICC Clerk.
ICC Speaker Responsible for running the ICC meetings held on the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of the month from 2:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. ICC Deputy Speaker Responsible for running the ICC meetings if the ICC speaker is absent. ICC Clerk Responsible for recording meeting minutes and keeping record of meetings. Training will be provided for all positions. If you are interested, contact Carmen De La Cruz at email@example.com
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!
Zoom recording for Virtual Club Rush September 2nd: Click here to view
Zoom recording for Virtual Club Rush September 3rd: Click here to view
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Meetings: Fall 2021 Meetings September 24, 2021 October 1, 2021 October 15, 2021 November 5, 2021 November 19, 2021 and December 3, 2021
Zoom link: https://cccconfer.zoom.us/j/98117906714?pwd=ZFNKZ2JUZW1jeVJyY2FhVVc5eEJ4Zz09 Password: ASLCLUB
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.
Contact us at: email@example.com
Meetings: Thursdays 5:15 p.m.-6:15 p.m.
Meeting ID: 838 6152 2786
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.
Meetings: Business Club Meeting Tuesday, Oct 19, 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. Cover Letters and Resume Tips - LaKiesha McDonald Zoom
ELECTRONIC MUSIC CLUB
The Electronic Music Club is a student club promoting original composition as a musical collective, dedicated to the advancement of all genres.
Advisor: David Dow firstname.lastname@example.org
Meetings: Every Wednesday 5:00 p.m. -5:55 p.m.
zoom link: https://cccconfer.zoom.us/j/94263201084
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 email@example.com
Meetings: Every Thursday 8:00 a.m.-9:00 a.m.
zoom link: https://cccconfer.zoom.us/j/98657746603
GREAT VALLEY ASTRONOMY CLUB
The purpose of this organization shall be to:
- Emphasize astronomy outreach in the community.
- Engage students in activities such as using telescopes.
- Expose the community to the wonders of the universe and the celestial bodies contained therein.
- To help people increase their understanding of astronomy and how the study of astronomy affects our understanding of our planet, life, and science.
- Organize events and gatherings with telescopes and club activities such as fundraising.
Meetings: Fridays 5:00 pm.- 6:00 p.m.
Monthly Telescope Nights: October 1st, November 5, and December 3rd at 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. . at the West Campus Great Valley Museum
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Meetings: Fall 2021 meetings 1st and 3rd Thursday of the month 1:45 p.m.-2:45 p.m. Zoom:
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 email@example.com
Meetings: Mondays at 12:00 p.m. on MJC East Campus and Tuesdays at 6:30 p.m. on zoom
Location: MJC East Campus 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 healthcare field. In a typical semester, we participate in Science Nights on campus, volunteer with community outreach efforts, and attend a yearly Pre-Health Conference.
Advisor: Jennifer Richmond firstname.lastname@example.org
Meetings: Second and Fourth Friday's of the month 4:00 p.m.- 5:00 p.m.
The Musician's Guild collaborates with MJC's music department, campus and the greater Central Valley community to spread the joy of music.
We organize events and provide opportunities for our community to connect through all styles of music. We believe music bridges all differences and strive to create a closer and more vibrant campus and community through our shared love of music.
We invite you to join us and collaborate on your musical projects, make connections with artists within our community, or provide local music talent for your next campus or community event.
Advisor: Travis Silvers: email@example.com
Meetings: The first and third Tuesday of the month at 5:00 p.m.
Zoom Link: https://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: firstname.lastname@example.org
Meetings: Mondays 2PM -3PM Tuesdays 1:30 - 2:30PM
Dates: Fall 2021 Semester September: 13,14,27,28 October: 4,5, 18, 19 November. 1, 2, 15, 16, 29, 30
Spring 2022 Semester- January 10, 11, 24, 25 February 7, 8, 21, 22 March 7, 8, 21, 22 April 4, 5, 18, 19
May - No scheduled meetings for the summer.
Monday: Topic RC Club Monday Time: 2:00PM Pacific Time zoom link: https://cccconfer.zoom.us/j/97989889666
Tuesday: Topic: RC Club Tuesday Time: 1:30 PM Pacific Time zoom link: https://cccconfer.zoom.us/j/91781281394
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 1 pm. 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: email@example.com
Meetings: 1st and 3rd and 5th Monday at 12:00 p.m.
Fall 2021 Semester Meeting dates: September 20, 2021 , October 4, 2021 , October18, 2021 , October 25, 2021 , November 1, 2021 , November 15, 2021, November 29, 2021 , December 6, 2021
Zoom Link: https://cccconfer.zoom.us/j/93479987464 Meeting ID: 934 7998 7464
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
Meetings: Mondays 4:00 p.m.- 5: 00 p.m. Watercolor Painting on Monday, October 18th
Location: MART 102
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,
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.
Meetings: September 27, 2021 6:30 p.m. at ACE Pavilion at the West Campus
October 18, 2021 6:30 p.m. at ACE Pavilion at the West Campus
November 29, 2021 6:30 p.m. ACE Pavilion at the West Campus
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ICC Meetings take place the second and forth Tuesday of the month. Campus Life & Student Learning is still looking for the next ICC team please email Carmen De La Cruz @ email@example.com if you would like to be part of a great leadership opportunity.
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.
To be considered for a new club or organization, please submit the club meeting room request form (not available due to COVID-19) along with the club's Constitution and/or Bylaws to firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information on establishing a chartered club, please email Carmen De La Cruz at email@example.com
How to Join...
For more information about a specific club, email the Campus Life Program Specialist Carmen De La Cruz at firstname.lastname@example.org
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 email@example.com
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.
Responsibilities for Traveling with Students
Due to COVID-19, there is limitations to 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
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
How to Plan an Event
How to Run an Effective Club Meeting
How to Fundraise as a Club
ICC Meeting Minutes
February 9, 2021
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 addressed at the first 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 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 included:
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 a 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.
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).
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.
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.