Campus Clubs


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

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:

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. 

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. 

ICC Meetings

The first ICC Meeting of Spring 2020 is Tuesday, January14th at 2:30pm in the Staff Dining Room (East Campus Student Center). ICC Meetings take place every other Tuesday starting January 14th until the week before finals in April. On behalf of our ICC Speaker, Zola Hayes, ICC Deputy Speaker, George Retana, and ICC Clerk, Robert Nichols, 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:, our ICC Deputy Speaker at:, and our ICC Clerk at:!

January 2020 ICC Activity Calendar
February 2020 ICC Activity Calendar
March 2020 ICC Activity Calendar
April 2020 ICC Activity Calendar 


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.

Club Meeting Room Request*

For club meeting room request, please send email to

Club Roster Form

Fund Drive Form

Non Instructional Trip Form

Campus Life Club Manual 

Club Stimulus Packet

Club Tablecloth Request Form

Club GoPrint Card Request Form

Event Planning Checklist

Travel Planning Checklist

Club Constitution and Bylaws Template

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!

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 For more information on establishing a chartered club, please email Alejandra Espinoza espinozaa@mjc.edi

How to Start a New MJC Club

How to Join...

For more information about a specific club, email the Campus Life Manager 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


Advisers: Greg Hausmann: and Stephen Choi:


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.  

Twitter: @mjcanatomyclub 
Advisers: David Martin:; Ron Megee:; Erynn Lucas:; Jennifer McDonald:

Spring Meetings: Fridays at 12:00pm 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:; Andrew Hayes:
Spring Meetings: Mondays at 4:30pm CAT 116


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! 

Advisers: Noah Hughes
Dan Chase

Spring Meetings: Mondays at 3:00pm SCC 133

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:

Spring Meetings:  Every other Monday (beginning 1/27) at 2:30pm in Founders 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; Bob Droual:; Linda; Matt Page; Suzy Hulsey
Spring Meetings: Wednesdays at 4:30pm SCC 305 



Adviser: Kerri Stephens

Spring Meetings: Tuesdays at 4:15- 5:30 pm Music 111


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:; Gisele Flores:; Jessica Brennan:

Spring Meetings: Wednesdays 3:40 pm John Muir Hall Room 160




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:  
Spring Meetings: Wednesdays at 5:00 pm PAC 243


Advisers: Yolande Petersen; Jorge Navarro:; Dan Alcantra
Spring Meetings: Friday 10:00 am SCC 133


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 4:00pm Founders 175


Adviser: Shelley Akiona: (2018 Campus Life Advisor of the Year); Nancy Backlund:; Patricia Wall; Leslie Vaughan:

Spring Meetings: Wednesdays at 11:30am in Founders 272


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:
Meetings: Wednesdays at 2:30pm CAT 218 


Adviser: Jill Connors:
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. 

Adviser: Garry Hayes: 

Spring Meetings: Thursdays at 12pm in SCC 326


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:

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

Meetings: Every other Thursday at 3:00 pm-4:00 pm Next meeting October 8, 2020 

Zoom link:


Adviser: Sarah Hawes
Spring Meetings: Fridays at 9:30am in Founders 136

JUDO CLUB (currently inactive)

Adviser: Christine Lincoln:


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

AdvisersUlises Diaz-Ochoa:; Marcos Garcia:

AdviserMarcos Garcia

Spring Meetings: Tuesdays at 4:00 Founders Hall 175


Adviser: Jennifer Richmond

Meetings: Fridays at 4:00pm SCC 227


Adviser: Travis Silvers:

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.





Advisers: Eric Ivory:; Andrew Hayes:

Spring Meetings: Mondays at 3pm CAT 213


Adviser: Teri Curtis: 
Spring 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:

Spring Meetings: Wednesdays at 4:00pm Founders 135


The Pre-Law club aims to aid students in their decision to pursue a career in law while promoting involvement in their school and community. We plan to give students a pathway to public services, internships and study groups. We will organize events that will benefit the students in their academic future such as inviting speakers and professionals to inform students interested in their career while organizing workshops to disambiguate this career path. All of those who are interested or curious about studying law in the future are welcome. 

Adviser: Mike Adams:
Spring Meetings: Tuesdays at 4pm in Founders 134


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:
Spring Meetings: Fridays at 12:30pm Glacier Hall 203

SPANISH CLUB (currently inactive)

Adviser: Tony Pacheco:


Adviser: Jamie Derollo:


Adviser: Sandy Brunn:
Spring Meetings: Tuesdays at 2pm in GLA 101



Adviser: Michael Jackson:, Fernando Velez:
Spring Meetings: Thursdays at 11:00am Ron Tingley Veterans Resource Center


Adviser: Chelsea Gilmore:
Spring Meetings: Thursdays at 5:30pm in Art 102



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

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Club Development Training Sessions

Training Modules

How to Plan an Event


How to Run an Effective Club Meeting


How to create an Agenda Handout

Sample Agenda

Sample Minutes

How to Fundraise as a Club


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

ICC Meeting Minutes

September 4, 2018

September 25, 2018

October 16, 2018

October 30, 2018

September 17, 2019

October 1, 2019


End of Year - December 2018

Welcome Back - January 2019

August 2019

Fall 2019

January 2020


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