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Your experiences as a Montgomery College student are different from those at any other time of your life. You juggle classes, work, and other responsibilities; establish new friendships and connect with others, but most of all you enjoy new freedoms. That's exactly why we're here. Clubs are designed to add value to your student life while at MC. You will find endless opportunities to:
- Meet others, make connections, gain social contacts, but more importantly establish friendships
- Take part in an exciting and fun experience while learning about yourself and the world around you
- Develop and hone vital leadership skills
- Transfer classroom theory into practice
- Build your resume and portfolio
- But more importantly discover your values, potential, and campus spirit
Additionally, clubs have the advantage of collaborating with a faculty member or professional staff advisor and a Student Life Specialist in setting it up to be successful.
Student Life provides the structure and YOU provide student life with your passion, ideas, and energy. As a member of the MC community, we know that you will contribute in many important ways and we are here to be inspired by you and lead with you to make our campus even more vibrant.
How to Join a Club
You have a variety of options to join a club and get involved. Follow the easy steps below to get involved.
- You can review the club listing and contact the club(s) directly you are interested in.
- You can attend a in person or virtual meeting - on the club listing is a meeting schedule section for club meeting information.
- At the beginning of each semester you are encourage to attend club program’s annual “CLUB RUSH” where you can meet the numerous clubs, speak with members, and ask questions.
- If you do not see what you are looking for then start you own club!
- Contact the Student Life Specialist for assistance or questions.
It’s that easy. What are you waiting for? Join a club today!
Join one of our dozens of campus clubs to meet other students, discover new interests, and develop leadership and collaboration skills.
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Don't see a club that meets your interests? Start one of your own. This handbook will guide you through the process of starting and running a club.
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For all of your club needs, inquiries, or ideas, please contact the Rockville Campus Student Life Specialist, Val Melgosa.
Quick Club References and FAQs
Please review the Official Club Handbook (PDF, ) for details.
For your all your club needs, inquires, or ideas, please contact the Rockville Campus Student Life Specialist, Val Melgosa, by phone, 240-567-7181, in person by visiting RV Campus, SV Building, 104D, and/or schedule a zoom meeting via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Visit the Office of Student Life to verify if a club with the same name or a similar mission/purpose already exists. If so, we will connect you; if not, you can start your own club. Please ensure that you check in with your club officers and advisors to ensure that they complete the process in a timely manner to become an official club.
- Identify Four Current Students to Organize the Club
This will include the President, Vice President, Secretary, and Treasurer. See the Club Officer Eligibility Requirements section.
- Identify a Club Advisor(s)
Clubs are responsible for finding an advisor who is a staff or faculty member where the club is established (i.e., if your club is on the Germantown campus, then the advisor must be assigned to work on the Germantown campus) or have a college-wide position)
- Officers and Advisor(s) submit Club Leadership Agreement E-Form, Complete Club Officer
Learning Outcomes Questionnaire, Enroll in Blackboard, Review Club Officer/Advisor
Training Module PowerPoint, and Take Quiz
a) Each officer and advisor will submit their information via the Student Life Club Leadership Agreement E-Form link at Student Life Club Leadership Agreementnew window.
b) Next, you will receive an email confirmation of your club officer position. Check your SPAM email folder if you do not receive it.
c) Then, each officer and advisor must enroll in their campus’ Student Life Club Officer/Advisor Blackboard Community. In your club officer email confirmation will be instructions on how to enroll; once enrolled, please review your designated officer/advisor training module PowerPoint and complete the quiz.
d) Finally, you will receive an email confirmation of your quiz results for your records. Check your SPAM email folder if you do not receive it.
- Review and Processing for Official Status
Once all officers and advisors have completed the above steps, your Student Life Specialist will verify your submission and process your club to become official. If an issue arises, the Student Life Specialist will contact the individual(s) directly by your MC email address.
- Official Recognition
After completing all submissions, your club registration will be processed within three to five business days. You will receive an official club recognition email once your club is processed and meets all required criteria.
The deadline is open, but please consult with your campus Student Life Specialist for details and inquiries.
*Missing any steps(s) may jeopardize your club’s ability to become official.
Participating as a club officer is a tremendous learning opportunity for any committed student. Students pursuing a club officer position should consider the following characteristics and tasks for success:
- Remember you are a student first; academics should be your top priority
- Serve as a role model for the club members and the MC student body
- Remember that leadership is a process rather than a position
- Maintain open lines of communication with members, advisor, and your Student Life Specialist
- Enrolled in a minimum of 3 credits
- Cumulative 2.00 GPA; exception for first semester students
- Be an officer for no more than two clubs (i.e. be president for club A and treasurer for club B)
- Can only hold one position within the club i.e. cannot be president and treasurer simultaneously
- Is not on academic probation or have any student code of conduct violations
*Eligibility may be subject to updates and amendments.
Get started now by submitting your club officer information via the Student Life Club Leadership Agreementnew window.
Clubs will identify a club advisor(s) who is a staff or faculty member on the Rockville
A few important advisor roles are:
- Be familiar with the club constitution, history, purpose, and philosophy in order
to provide continuity
- Meet with club leaders on a regular basis to review goals and objectives, and assist
in the determination of the club’s activities
- Be actively engaged by chaperoning all club meetings, events, and activities to provide
- Understand and assist leaders with navigating the Student Life Blackboard community
platform for all club program resources, services, and support systems.
- Encourage members to participate and become actively engaged in activities and recruitment
Advisor E-Form submission process
- All advisors will complete the Student Life Club Leadership Agreementnew window
- Next, the advisor will receive information on how to enroll in the Student Life Club
Advisor Blackboard Community Rockville Campus.
- Once enrolled, please review your advisor training module and take the advisor quiz.
Please follow up with your club officers. When all the club leadership has completed the process, the Office of Student Life will contact you regarding your club’s status.
Should you ever have any questions, concerns, or need support in your advisory role, please contact me, Val Melgosa, Student Life Specialist, and I would be glad to assist you.
The Inter-Club Council exists so clubs can get together once a month to connect with one another and communicate, socialize, collaborate, and get to know one another. It is a required meeting however this is a very safe and supportive environment that inspires, motivates, and trains leaders as well as provides updates, valuable opportunities, and offers feedback to enhance your club experience.
Meetings are held on the first Tuesday of the month in the Office of Student Life, Rockville Campus, with light refreshments, agenda items, and guest speakers.
The Club Program Handbook is designed for the formation, running, and governing of student clubs at Montgomery College, and is intended to help student leaders and advisors function on a daily basis. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the Student Life Specialist.
Review the Club Program Handbook (PDF, )
Workshops are a cornerstone for clubs to learn from one another, hone your leadership skills, and achieve new skills and techniques. Whether you are new or returning or seeking to learn more our club workshops offer a great way to meet and network with others, gain confidence, gather new ideas, and learn tips on how to have a successful club.
Workshops are offered throughout the year, with topics that are relevant, intentional, and helpful. Please consult with the Student Life Specialist, Val Melgosa, at email@example.com.
What is Club Rush?
The purpose of Club Rush is to promote the Office of Student Life Club Program where all official student clubs, groups, organizations engage in student leadership opportunities to promote its mission/ purpose, club activities, and recruit new members. In return, the Rockville Campus community has the opportunity:
- meet and ask questions with current members
- Sign-up for or join a club that is of interest
- find the right club for you,
- learn to start your own club,
- answer your club questions,
- play games,
- realize the transferable skills and benefits of getting involved,
- be social and meet other people,
- get involved in other related office initiatives and events
- have fun and celebrate campus spirit
- and much more
Club Rush is an annual Office of Student Life event that is schedule during the fall and spring semesters. It is typically organized in a “carnival atmosphere” that includes tables, decorations, balloons, photo booth, games, fun snacks, and light refreshments.
Please contact Val Melgosa, Student Life Specialist, for more information.
Montgomery College is an equal opportunity educational institution. If you or members need a reasonable accommodation for club meetings, events and programs, please contact Val Melgosa by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 240.567.7181. You may contact the DSS Office at email@example.com or call 240-567-5058 or visit SV building, room 305 for information, resources and services available.
There is 10 business day advance notice requirement with an accommodation request. This will provide the Office of Student Life sufficient time to coordinate with the Disability Support Services Office to meet the needs of the request and provide the services.