Mascot Job Description
Under direction from Campus Life staff, appears and performs at campus and community events and activities.
Distinguishing Characteristics and Requirements
Currently enrolled at Modesto Junior College.
Available on Wednesdays from 11am through 1pm.
Ability to interact positively with students, college employees, district employees, and community members.
Takes direction well.
Examples of Duties (Illustrative Only)
Interact with students, college employees, district employees, and community members.
Take pictures with people.
Participate in school spirit activities.
Typical Working Conditions
Work is performed outdoors generally.
Check our our Fall Club Development Days!
These optional trainings are meant to help clubs learn about planning practices and improvements to build up their organizations.
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 Program Specialist Megan Lee.
Campus Life Staff- If at any time there is an issue with any of the Campus Life staff on either campus, please report it to the Campus Life Manager Alejandra Espinoza
Campus Life Manager-If at any time there is an issue with the Campus Life Manager Alejandra Espinoza, please report it to the Dean of Student Services & Public Relations Bryan Justin Marks
Dean of Student Services- If at any time there is an issue with the Dean of Student Services & Public Relations Bryan Justin Marks, please report it to the Vice President of Student Services Flerida Arias.
* 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:
Previously, Campus Life assistance for clubs consisted of accepting and processing paperwork. Today, our program specialist (Megan Lee) 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.
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.
The first ICC Meeting of Fall 2019 is Tuesday, September 3rd at 2:30pm in the Staff Dining Room (East Campus Student Center). ICC Meetings take place every other Tuesday starting September 3rd until the week before finals in September. On behalf of our ICC Speaker, Zola Hayes, and ICC Deputy Speaker, George Retana, welcome to the fall semester and we look forward to working with you! See you on Tuesday!
Please feel free to contact our ICC Speaker at: firstname.lastname@example.org!
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.
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 currently have more than 20 clubs on campus, and they focus on everything from careers, recreation and athletics, to social events.
Concerts, BBQs, coat drives, political awareness booths, multi-cultural affairs, and free films are just the beginning!
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 email@example.com. For more information on establishing a chartered club, please email Megan Lee at firstname.lastname@example.org.
How to Join...
For more information about a specific club, email the club advisor or email Megan Lee at email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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
- 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.
ADMINISTRATION OF JUSTICE CLUB
Advisers: Greg Hausmann: email@example.com and Stephen Choi: firstname.lastname@example.org
AIKIDO CLUB (currently inactive)
The MJC Aikido Club offers a venue to students for socialization and making new friends while learning a very sophisticated Martial Art along the way. Students also participate in College-sponsored activities with students of various other MJC Clubs. In the Aikido Club, students will learn the philosophy, principles, and techniques of an ethical Japanese martial art. Aikido is based on non-aggressive, non-resistant, co-creative conflict resolution and internal personal growth by non-competitive means. Aikido is sometimes referred to as "The Art of Peace" or "The Art of Spiritual Harmony". Imagine, a "Martial Art" that teaches "loving protection for all living beings". Trade in conflict, dissonance, aggression, and violence for cooperation, harmony, blending, and peace! Join the MJC Aikido Club today!
The primary purpose of the Modesto Junior College Anatomy Club is to encourage scholastic effort, foster interest in anatomy, and to provide learning resources to MJC students, the college, and the community. It is the goal of the Anatomy Club to strive to promote excellence in scholastic achievement in the anatomy courses offered at Modesto Junior College. As well, the club will strive to provide opportunities for students to further their interest in anatomy such as assisting in cadaver dissection and casting anatomy models for use in the classrooms. Club activities will focus on educating the student body of Modesto Junior College and the community on the human body as well as providing various learning resources to the college.
Advisers: David Martin: email@example.com; Ron Megee: firstname.lastname@example.org; Erynn Lucas: email@example.com; Jennifer McDonald: firstname.lastname@example.org
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. We meet every Thursday on East Campus is Pirates Village room 104 from 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm. Our topics include anything related to biological anthropology, cultural anthropology, linguistic anthropology, or archaeology.
Welcome! The Modesto Junior College Astronomy Club is an active group of amateur astronomers and people who are just plain curious about the wonders of space. Our astronomy club is interested in helping each member learn a little bit more about the amazing universe we live in! The club makes a concerted effort to provide the community with opportunities to take a look through some telescopes. It is especially wonderful when we welcome a family with small children and introduce them to their first clear view of the wonders of the universe!Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MJCAstronomyClub
Advisers: Noah Hughes email@example.com; Dan Chase firstname.lastname@example.org
BLACK STUDENT UNION-2018 Campus Life Club of the Year
The goals of the Black Student Union of Modesto Junior College will be to enhance sound student participation; to express the general will of the students to the student government; to create cultural and ethnic awareness on campus and in the community; to ensure that all students voices are heard; to promote tolerance regardless of race, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, or gender. Black Student Union is a body of students, and is most importantly for the students; Black Student Union will always address the concerns of students desiring a higher form of equal education and strive to continue being one of the many voices on campus and in the community.
Adviser: Dejeune Shelton: email@example.com
Meetings: Mondays at 4:00pm Founder Hall 118
The primary purpose of the club is to provide a support system for all enrolled students wanting to learn more about Chemistry and to raise awareness about the Chemistry department. The club also seeks to encourage students to succeed in their Chemistry courses, provide a learning experience, and motivate students from minority backgrounds in the community by implementing slideshows and science presentations at local schools. The Chemistry Club also provides a semesterly chemistry-related project for club members to be more engaged in their chemistry studies.
Advisers: Mary Roslaneic firstname.lastname@example.org; Bob Droual: email@example.com; Linda Brzezinskil@yosemite.edu; Matt
Page firstname.lastname@example.org; Suzy Hulsey email@example.com
Meetings: Wednesdays at 4:30pm SCC 305 Wednesday 4:30pm
Adviser: Kerri Stephens firstname.lastname@example.org
Gain knowledge of the children’s programs here on campus; a unique place where early care and education are offered while placing importance on cultural sensitivity and building caring relationships between children, their families, and our teachers and supporting families through formal MJC parenting course instruction. This club is intended to support student success through the use of discussions, literature and the sharing of information.
Advisers: Amy Carnahan-Cook: Carnahancook@yosemite.edu; Gisele Flores: email@example.com; Jessica Brennan: firstname.lastname@example.org
Meetings: Wednesdays 4:00pm John Muir Hall Room 160
COMPUTER SCIENCE CLUB (currently inactive)
ELECTRONIC MUSIC CLUB
We explore the genre of electronic music and it's history. Our goals are to foster and nurture young talent in a safe, judgment-free environment. We aim to encourage creativity and independence as well as instill self-confidence and lay the foundations for future success.
FUTURE ENGINEERS OF MJC
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.
FUTURE BUSINESS PROFESSIONALS BUSINESS CLUB
Meetings: Thursdays 3:00pm Founders Hall 134
The Gamers Club offers a place in which students and their friends can escape from the stress of their school work and life. We provide an entertaining forum through which you will not be judged for your hobbies and skills. We promote camaraderie and friendly competitiveness by playing various games.
Adviser: Eileen Kerr: email@example.com
Meetings: Wednesdays at 2:30pm CAT 218
GENDERS AND SEXUALITY ALLIANCE
Adviser: Jill Connors: firstname.lastname@example.org
Meetings: Thursdays at 4:00pm in Founders 136
GEOLOGY CLUB-2016 Campus Life Club of the Year
The primary function of the Geology club is to maintain a current knowledge of geology; to gain knowledge, and assist others in learning about geology; to generate interest in the field of geology; to exist as a group that is committed to each other, the growth of the club, and the study of geology.
Meetings: Thursdays 4:45pm SCC 326
HUMAN RIGHTS CLUB
The Human Rights Club is a group dedicated to promoting the inalienable rights of all persons. These rights include voting, freedom of expression, and protection from cruel and unusual punishment. Activities in the club include writing to important individuals in protest or support, raising awareness about human rights abuses, discussing current events relating to human rights, and raising money for causes. Occasionally, the club may hold special events such as movie nights, guest speakers, and celebrating Human Rights Day on the 10th of December. The Human Rights Club is independent of any government, political ideology, economic interest or religion. All those who feel that human rights are important and worth protecting are welcome.
Adviser: Steve Miller: email@example.com
Meetings: Thursdays at 3:45pm Founders 214
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.
Adviser: Kate Hey firstname.lastname@example.org
Meetings: Thursdays at 2:15pm Founders 157
INTERVARSITY CHRISTIAN FELLOWSHIP
Adviser: Sarah Hawes email@example.com
Meetings: Fridays at 1:30pm Founders 154
JUDO CLUB (currently inactive)
Adviser: Christine Lincoln: firstname.lastname@example.org
MEChA (Movimiento Estudiantil Chicanx de Aztlán) is a student organization that promotes higher education, community engagement, political participation, culture, and history. MEChA seeks to open the doors of higher education to community and strives for a society free of imperialism, racism, sexism, and homophobia. MEChA is open to anyone, and does not exclude membership based on socio-economic status, gender, race, or orientation
Advisers: Ulises Diaz-Ochoa: email@example.com; Marcos Garcia: firstname.lastname@example.org
Adviser: Marcos Garcia
Meetings: Tuesdays at 4:00 Founders Hall 174
MJC Pre-Health Club
Adviser: Jennifer Richmond
Meetings: Fridays at 4:00pm SCC 227
Adviser: Travis Silvers: email@example.com
N.A.M.I. ON CAMPUS (currently inactive)
NAMI on Campus MJC club aim is to tackle mental health issues on campus by raising mental health awareness, educating the campus community, supporting students, promoting services and advocating. The club is open to all students, whether they live with a mental health condition, are a family member or friend or have an interest in mental health. NAMI on Campus club goals are to address the mental health needs of all students so they have positive, successful and rewarding college experiences.
NATIVE AMERICANS AND FRIENDS CLUB
Advisers: Eric Ivory: firstname.lastname@example.org; Andrew Hayes: email@example.com
Meetings: Mondays at 5:30pm CAT Building 208
Adviser: Teri Curtis: firstname.lastname@example.org
Meetings: Thursdays at 4:45pm SCC 351
PHI THETA KAPPA (currently inactive)
Students who are named to the Dean’s List (based on academic merit) may be eligible for membership in Phi Theta Kappa, an international honor society that recognizes the achievements of students attending two-year colleges. Through seminars, conferences, community projects, and fun events, our organization offers members a chance to grow in the areas represented by the four Phi Theta Kappa hallmarks: scholarship, leadership, service and fellowship. The purpose of the Beta Mu Theta Chapter of Phi Theta Kappa at Modesto Junior College shall be the promotion of scholarship, the development of leadership and service, and the cultivation of fellowship among qualified students at Modesto Junior College. Phi Theta Kappa is well known for support and encouragement in the transfer process of four-year universities, including exclusive scholarships and transfer opportunities.
An Opportunity to Explore Philosophy in a Student-Led Environment.
Adviser:Bill Anelli: email@example.com
Meetings: Wednesdays at 4:00pm Founders 135
Pre Health Club
Adviser: Jennifer Richmond: firstname.lastname@example.org; Bob Droual: email@example.com
Meetings: Fridays at 4:00pm SCC227
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 organization 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 all active MJC students interested in respiratory care
Adviser: Richard Dyer: firstname.lastname@example.org
Meetings: Fridays at 12:30pm Glacier Hall 203
SPANISH CLUB (currently inactive)
Adviser: Tony Pacheco email@example.com
SPORTS MEDICINE CLUB
Adviser: Jamie Derollo: firstname.lastname@example.org
Adviser: Michael Jackson: email@example.com, Fernando Velez: Velezf@yosemite.edu
Meetings: Every other Thursday at 11:00am Ron Tingley Veterans Resource Center (next meeting is 9/26)
VISUAL ARTS CLUB
Adviser: Chelsea Gilmore: firstname.lastname@example.org
1. To provide an organization which 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.
Adviser: Steve Amador email@example.com
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Club Development Training Sessions
How to Plan an Event
How to Run an Effective Club Meeting
How to Fundraise as a Club
ICC Me, eting Minutes
Tuesday, September 17th: Part 1; Part 2; Part 3; Part 4