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Modesto Junior College

Campus Clubs



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.

Club Meeting Request Form

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 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!

How to Join...

For more information about a specific club, email the club advisor or email Megan Lee at You can also visit us at the Campus Life & Student Learning Office in the Student Center on the East Campus.

Club Charter

To be considered for a new club or organization, submit the Application for Club Charter along with a Constitution and/or Bylaws members to the Campus Life & Student Learning Office.  Please be sure to also review ASMJC's Chartered Club Policies.  For more information on establishing a chartered club, visit the Campus Life & Student Learning Office, located in the East Campus Student Center or email Megan Lee at 

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

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

  • 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


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 List


Adviser: Greg Hausmann: and Stephen Choi:

Meetings: Thursdays at 4 pm in CAT 108



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!

Adviser: Michael Wilhoit:
Meetings: Tuesdays and Thursdays at 7:35 pm in Gym 101



The Amnesty International Club is a pro-human rights group. Once a month, The Amnesty International Club plans to have educational events on campus (human rights discussions, workshops, and cultural events). The Amnesty International Club is independent of any government, political ideology, economic interest or religion.

Adviser: Steve Miller:
  Fridays at 3:15 pm in Founders 134



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.  

Twitter: @mjcanatomyclub 
Adviser: David Martin:
Meetings: Fridays at 2:15 pm in SCC 224


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. 

Adviser: Susan Kerr
Meetings: Mondays at 3:30 pm in CAT 208


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! 

Adviser: Noah Hughes 

Adviser: Dan Chase

Meetings: Tuesdays at 4 pm in SCC 133


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: LaKiesha McDonald:
Meetings: Thursdays at 4 pm in Founders 116


Adviser: Amanda Foss:

Meetings: Tuesdays and Thursdays at 12 pm in Gym



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.

Adviser: Gagandeep Dhaliwal
Adviser: Matt Page
Adviser: Suzy Hulsey
Meetings: Wednesdays at 5 pm in SCC 305


Adviser: Shelly Akiona
Meetings: Tuesdays at 12 pm in Music 112

CHILD DEVELOPMENT (currently inactive)

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. 



Adviser: Dr. J. Penn:
Meetings: Mondays at 4 pm in Founders 116

COMPUTER SCIENCE CLUB (currently inactive)



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. 

Adviser: David Dow:  
Meetings: Wednesdays at 5 pm in PAC 243


Adviser: Yolanda Petersen
Adviser: Dan Alcantra
Meetings: Fridays at 9 am in SCC133


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. 

Adviser: Kerri Stephens
Meetings: Mondays at 2:30 pm in Founders 152


Adviser: Shelley Akiona
Adviser: Nancy Sill
Adviser: Patricia Wall
Meetings: Wednesdays at 3:30 pm in Founders 212

GAMERS CLUB (currently inactive)

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: Eva Mo
Meetings: Thursdays at 3 pm in Founders 135


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. 

Advisor: Garry Hayes:

Meetings: Thursdays at 4:45 pm in SCC 326


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: Katarzyna Rudnicka:

Meetings: First and third Thursdays at 1:30 pm in Founders 253


Adviser: Sarah Hawes
Meetings: Mondays at 11:30 am in Electronics 108


Advisor: Christine Lincoln:
Meetings: Tuesdays and Thursdays at 11:10 am in Gym 101


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

Adviser: Rosalinda Vierra:

Meetings: Wednesdays at 5 pm in Founders 118



Adviser: Alejandro Sabre
Meetings: Second and fourth Fridays at 2 pm in Music 111

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.





Advisor: Eric Ivory:

Meetings: Wednesdays at 4 pm in Founders 154


Adviser: Teri Curtis
Adviser: Catherine Greene
Meetings: Tuesdays at 5 pm in SCC 211


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.  

Adviser: Teresa Kinney
Meetings: Tuesdays and Thursdays at 3:15 pm in Sierra 128


An Opportunity to Explore Philosophy in a Student-Led Environment.

Adviser: Bill Anelli
Meetings: Tuesdays and Thursdays at 4 pm in Founders 154


Adviser: Tony Pacheco


Adviser: Jamie Derollo
Meetings: Mondays at 1:45 pm in MPE 110


Adviser: Michael Howen
Adviser: Michael Jackson
Meetings: Fridays at 12 pm in SSB 117 (VRC)


Adviser: Richard Serros:

Meetings: Tuesdays at 4 pm in ART 204



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
Meetings: Mondays at 7 am in Ag Dept

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Sample Agenda

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How to Fundraise as a Club


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