Come Join Us
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.
- Review the club listing and contact the club(s) directly you are interested in.
- There is a club meeting schedule on the club listing so you can go to a meeting.
- 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 cannot attend CLUB RUSH, then you can visit the Office of Student Life, review the club listing, and complete a “Join a Club” form and we will connect you.
- Clubs have mailboxes, which are located in the Office of Student Life office lobby, stop by today and leave a message.
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.
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.
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, then start your own club by:
- Identify three other current students to help you organize the club.
All will need to meet club officer eligibility requirements; see Club Officer Eligibility Requirements section.
- Identify a Club Advisor
All clubs are responsible for finding an advisor who is a professional staff or faculty member on the campus the club will be established. i.e. if your club is established on the Germantown campus, then your advisor needs to be from the Germantown campus.
- Each officer and advisor will need to submit their information via the Student Life Club Officer Agreement.new window
- After your submission, each officer and advisor will receive a communication on how
to enroll in their campus’ Student Life Club Officer/Advisor Blackboard Community.
Once you have enrolled, please review your designated officer/advisor training module
and complete the quiz.
- Official Club Recognition Letter
Once all have completed their submission, review the training module and complete the quiz your SLS will contact your club regarding its status. It’s that easy!
If you need assistance with any of the above steps, please contact your SLS.
The Official Club E-Form deadline is open but please consult with your campus Student Life Specialist for details.
*Missing any step 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 6 credits
- Students can only be officers if they are enrolled in at least three credits on the campus they seek to serve as an officer
- Distance-Learning students can hold an officer position on any campus they choose
- Cumulative 2.25 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.
Clubs will identify a club advisor(s) who is a professional staff or faculty member on the Rockville Campus. A few 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
- Encourage members to participate and become actively engaged in activities and the club program
Advisor agreement e-form submission
- All advisors will complete the student life club officer agreementnew window
- After your submission, the advisor will receive information on how to enroll in the
Student Life Club Advisor Blackboard Community Rockville Campus.
- Please review your advisor training module and take the quiz.
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 ICC hosts monthly meetings where club members communicate, socialize, collaborate, and connect with like mind students. It is a supportive environment encouraged to inspire and motivate leaders as well as provide club, Office of Student Life, and MC updates.
Required meetings are held on the first Tuesday of the month Rockville Campus and light refreshments will be provided.
There are several opportunities to learn and sharpen your leadership skills by attending our club workshops. Whether you are a new or returning leader, member, or want to know more our club workshops offer a great way to meet and network with others, gain confidence in your role, gather new ideas, and learn tips and tricks on how to have a successful club on campus.
Workshops are offered throughout the year, with topics that are relevant, intentional, helpful and are listed on the Club Community Blackboard site.
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 need a reasonable accommodation for club meetings, events and programs, please contact Val Melgosa by email at email@example.com or by phone at 240.567.7181.
Request should be made two weeks in advance of the event. The Office of Student Life will sufficient time (a 2 weeks minimum) to coordinate with the Disability Support Services Office.
This is a list of clubs seeking to reactivate (PDF, ) for the spring semester and need officers and member support with organizing. If you are interested, contact the advisor for details and other information. You may also contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org.