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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.

  1. Review the club listing and contact the club(s) directly you are interested in.
  2. There is a club meeting schedule on the club listing so you can go to a meeting.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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!

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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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Start a Club

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, Get Adobe Acrobat PDF Reader.-Link opens in new window.) 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 val.melgosa@montgomerycollege.edu

Starting a club is easy. Visit the Office of Student Life and find out 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:

  1. Identify three other current students to help you organize your club that meet club officer eligibility requirements - total of 4 officers

  2. Identify a Club Advisor(s) who is a professional staff or faculty member on the Rockville Campus

  3. Each officer and advisor will complete the student life club officer agreementnew window.

  4. After each submission, each officer will receive information on how to enroll in the Student Life Club Officer Blackboard Community Rockville Campus; please review your officer training module, and take the quiz

    Advisor will follow the same process.

  5. Receive your official club recognition letter. It’s that easy!

 Deadline is open but please consult with Val Melgosa, Student Life Specialist, for details. 
 *Missing any step may jeopardize your club’s ability to become official.

 Eligibility Requirements:

  • Enrolled in a minimum of 6 credits

  • 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

  1. All advisors will complete the student life club officer agreementnew window

  2. After your submission, the advisor will receive information on how to enroll in the Student Life Club Advisor Blackboard Community Rockville Campus.

  3. 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 Club Program Blackboard Community is a major resource which provides club program content in an electronic format available 24 hours a day. It hosts virtual and digital learning tools, calendar of events, club resources and services, funding and budget request, unique engagement opportunities, and is easy to use. It has sections specifically designed for the Advisor, President, Vice President, Secretary, and Treasurer roles.

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.

Meetings are held on the Rockville Campus and all clubs are encouraged to attend.

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.  Please include information about disability support accommodations on publicity items (posters, flyers, email announcements, etc.) for meetings, events and programs. An example would be, “To request a reasonable accommodation, please contact Val Melgosa by email at val.melgosa@montgomerycollege.edu or by phone at 240-567-7181. Request should be made two weeks in advance of the event.” Make sure to advertise in advance so the Office of Student Life has sufficient time (2 weeks) to coordinate with the Disability Support Services Office. 

This is a list of clubs seeking to reactivate (PDF, Get Adobe Acrobat PDF Reader.-Link opens in new window.) 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 val.melgosa@montgomerycollege.edu.

 

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