Campus Clubs


 Club List


 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.

 Adviser: Tara Mello

 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: Password: ASLCLUB

 College Republicans (Pending Ratification by ICC & ASMJC) 

 Adviser: Jim Howen

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

 Zoom link:  


 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:  


 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: Steven Miller

 Meetings: Fridays 5:00pm-6:00pm 

 Zoom link:



 Advisors:  Leslie Vaughan:, Linda Kropp:, Patricia Wall,  Nancy Backlund, Barbara Salerno  

 Upcoming Spring 2021 Meetings: 

  •  Tax Tips for filing your 2020 Taxes 

 January 27, 2021, at 12:00pm-1:00pm  

 Register here for zoom link:

  •  Learn about Real Estate as a Profession 

 February 24, 2021, at 12:00pm-1:00pm  

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  •  Officer Nominations and Study Tips 

 March 24, 2021, at 12:00pm-1:00pm  

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  •  Officer Elections and Internships 

 April 14, 2021 at 12:00 pm-1:00pm 

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 GEOLOGY CLUB-2016 Campus Life Club of the Year

 The primary function of the Geology club is to maintain 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: 


 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: Instagram: @MJCinternalclub 

 Adviser: Kate Hey

 Meetings: Every other Thursday at 3:00 pm-4:00 pm 

 Zoom link:


 Adviser: Sarah Hawes

 Meetings: Tuesdays at 4:00 p.m. and Thursdays at 7:00 p.m. 

 Zoom link:

 For more information visit:


 Adviser: Jennifer Richmond



 Adviser: Travis Silvers:

Meetings: Every other Tuesday 5:00 p.m. 


 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

 Adviser: Richard Dyer:

 Meetings: Fridays at 12:30pm via zoom Until December 18th 

 Zoom link:


 Password: RC2020


 Adviser: Jamie Derollo:

Meetings: 1st and 3rd Monday at 1:00 p.m.  


 Adviser: Michael Jackson:, Fernando Velez:

 Meetings: Every other Wednesday 11:00 a.m.

 Zoom link for meeting

 Meeting ID: 826 4228 1217 Passcode: MJCVETCLUB


 Adviser: Chelsea Gilmore:

Meetings: Spring 2021 Semester Every other  Friday at 2pm 

 Dates: Starting January 22, 2021 

 Time: 2:00 p.m. 

 Zoom link for meeting:


 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. 

 Adviser: Steve Amador 

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 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: 


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

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 Carmen De La Cruz  at delacruzm@yosemite.ed

How to Join...

For more information about a specific club, email the Campus Life Program Specialist Carmen De La Cruz  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

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


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


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

January 26, 2021

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  

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. 

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.