Dean of Students

Student Activities Office

Clubs and Organizations

On the campus of CMC, there are over 40 different clubs and organizations you can join that cater to a variety of interests, cultures, and activities. If you are interested in learning about more of what we have to offer here on campus, attend the Club Fair hosted at the beginning of each semester to meet with group representatives and to learn more about how to become a member. For a current list of CMC-specific organizations, check out the list below!

Beyond the CMC-specific clubs, the Claremont Colleges have a host of 5C organizations. The members of these groups include students from Pomona, Pitzer, Claremont McKenna, Scripps, and Harvey Mudd. All events and programs hosted through these groups cater to students across the 5C’s. All 5C organizations are recognized through the Associated Students of Pomona College. If you are interested in joining one of these organizations, attend the 5C Club Fair at the beginning of the fall semester to meet with group representatives and to learn more about becoming a member.

If you find that the current list of clubs does not match your interests, we encourage you to create your own organization! The student orgs team, made up of Student Activities and the ASCMC Campus Organizations Chair, can help you through the basic charter application process to get started! Look below for more details.

See also: Clubs and Organizations web page from ASCMC (student government).

Organization Resources
Start an Organization
Organization List
Advisor Interest Form
Student Organizations Policy


Organization Resources

The Student Activities Office offers a variety of resources, services, and opportunities to ensure that student organizations are able to thrive and reach their full potential. If you have any questions regarding the information available please contact us at studentactivities@cmc.edu.

Club Recognition

Becoming a recognized student organization at CMC provides a unique opportunity for students to reserve spaces around campus, register and host events, use the CMC name and logo for recognition and promotion, as well as to apply for funding through ASCMC. Recognized student organizations have access to Student Activities and ASCMC resources and workshop series, as well as, event and organization consultation.

Student Organization Recognition Form

Steps to Recognition

  1. Review Student Activities Organization policies
    • Become familiar with institutional policies, specifically student organization policies for officers and activities, to ensure that the proposed organization will adhere to expectations for the entire CMC community.
    • Policies can be found here.
  2. Complete Application for Recognition
    • Student organizations are chartered only once but must complete a registration form and roster each year. To become a recognized student organization, you must complete the Application for Recognition. This online form will require an updated roster and constitution in order to be submitted.
  3. Attend the mandatory Club Leader's Workshop
    • Approved organizations’ officers will attend a club and organizations training to prepare them to lead a successful organization. A minimum of one officer is required to attend the workshop. As soon as the organization completes the training requirement, it may begin/resume operating and meeting. The Club Leaders Workshop for 2015-2016 will take place on Wednesday, September 2 at 7:00pm in Freeburg Forum.

Workshops and Training Sessions

The Club Leader’s Workshop is a mandatory student organization meeting that prepares organization leaders to better understand Student Activities policy,event registration procedures, and the ASCMC budget and reimbursement process. It is mandatory for a student organization to have a leader attend this training session once a year in order to be informed and educated on how to best lead and protect their organization.

The Club Leader’s Workshop for Fall 2015 will be held on Wednesday, September 2 and 7pm in the Freeburg Forum. For more information about Clubs and Organizations, Office Hours are hosted every week. The date and time of these office hours for fall 2015 will be posted soon.


Start an Organization

Chartering a student organization at CMC presents an incredible opportunity to serve the campus community, develop new leadership skills, and enrich your college experience. The following steps are required to charter a recognized student organization.

Application for Student Organization Charter

**The charter application for new organizations will be available at the beginning of August.

  1. Schedule a meeting with Student Activities and the ASCMC Student Organizations Chair
    • Determine the need for a new organization
    • Understand the new organization process
    • Receive a copy (hard or soft copy) of Student Activities’ policies
  2. Review Student Activities Organization policies
    • Become familiar with institutional policies, specifically student organization policies for officers and activities, to ensure that the proposed organization will adhere to expectations for the entire CMC community.
  3. Complete application for charter
    • Student organizations are only chartered once. After an organization has been chartered, they will renew their active status once a year using the Application for Recognition form. The charter application will require a list of club leaders, a roster, and a constitution.
    • If you need assistance with writing a constitution, please use these sample constitutions or feel free to contact Student Activities or the ASCMC Clubs and Organizations Chair.
  4. Submit application
    • Submit the forms electronically through the Application Charter form
    • The application will be reviewed by the Assistant Director of Student Activities and the ASCMC Clubs and Organizations Chair. If the application is approved for charter, you will receive an email confirmation and the date of the next club leaders Orientation Workshop.
  5. Attend the Orientation Workshop
    • Approved organizations’ officers will attend a club and organizations training to prepare them to lead a successful organization. A minimum of one officer is required to attend the workshop annually. As soon as the organization completes the training requirement, it may begin/resume operating and meeting. The Club Leaders Workshop for 2015-2016 will take place on Wednesday, September 2 at 7:00pm in Freeburg Forum.
  6. Optional: If you would like to request funding through ASCMC please go to their website.

Organization List

Alternatives Anonymous
American Medical Student Association
Asian Pacific American Mentors
Brazil Club
Brothers and Sisters Alliance
BuildOn
Claremont Chinese Political and Societal Studies Club
Claremont FC
Claremont International Relations Society
Claremont McKenna College Psychology Club
Claremont McKenna Mock Trial
CMC Forum
CMC Student Investment Fund
CMC Table Tennis Club
Cooking Club
CREATE Club
Garden Club
Imani Records
International Connect
Middle Eastern Cultural Club
Mishpacha
Model United Nations
Outdoor Initiative
Pan-Asian Community of CMC
Sexuality and Gender Alliance
Special Olympics Club
Sustainable Students Promoting Environmental Awareness and Responsibility (SSPEAR)
The Alexander Hamilton Society
The Claremont Consulting Group
The Rotaract Club of Claremont McKenna College
Turophile Society
Under the Lights
Winston Churchill Society

If you are interested in clubs that are 5C, log into the Student Portal and use Collegiate Link for a current list.

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