Student Campus Organizations

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On the campus of CMC, there are over 50 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 Campus 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).

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


Organization Resources

The Campus Orgs team 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 clubs@cmc.edu

Club Recognition

Annual Organization Recognition is required for previously chartered clubs who would like to remain active in the current academic year. Below are the requirements for annual recognition, as well as the consequences should your organization fail to meet them. 

Student Organization Recognition Form

2017-2018 deadline for recognition was August 15. If your club did not complete the recognition application by August 15, you will need to begin the Charter Application again. 

Steps for Annual 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.
    • Failure to complete the Recognition Application will result in a loss of charter and annual budget. Clubs who fail to complete the Recognition Application, who wish to remain active, must submit a new charter application and request discretionary funding. 
  3. Attend the mandatory Club Leader Orientation
    1. Approved organizations’ officers will attend a club and organizations training to prepare them to lead a successful organization. A minimum of two officers are required to attend the orientation. As soon as the organization completes the training requirement, it may begin/resume operating and meeting. The Club Leaders Orientation for 2017-2018 has already occurred. If you were unable to attend this Orientation you can complete this requirement by meeting with the Campus Orgs Team during their weekly Office Hours on Thursdays from 11:00am-12:00pm in Armour Conference Room, located in Heggblade Center. 
    2. Failure to attend the Club Leader Orientation will result in a 25% budget cut from the club's annual budget. Make up Orientations are offered after the initial Club Leader Orientation that will preclude the budget cut. 
  4. Host a table at the Fall Clubs Fair
    • All recognized campus organizations must host a table at the Fall Clubs Fair which takes place on the first Friday of the fall semester each year. Organizations must have two members present at all times to answer questions, receive sign ups, and talk about the organization to prospective members. 
    • Failure to host a table at the Fall Clubs Fair will result in a rescindment of budget money for meetings in September of that year. ($60 maximum)

Workshops and Training Sessions

The Club Leader Orientation 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 two leaders attend this training session once a year in order to be informed and educated on how to best lead and protect their organization.

For more information about Clubs and Organizations, please email Clubs@cmc.edu. Fall 2017 office hours are held on Thursdays from 11:00am-12:00pm in Armour Conference Room on the first floor of Heggblade Center. 


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. Becoming a chartered 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. The following steps are required to charter a recognized student organization.

Application for Student Organization Charter

Deadline to charter an organization for Fall 2017 is October 13. (Form submission deadline)

  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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. Attend Club Leader Orientation
    • Approved organizations’ officers will attend a club and organizations training to prepare them to lead a successful organization. A minimum of two officers are required to attend the orientation annually. As soon as the organization completes the training requirement, it may begin/resume operating and meeting. The Club Leader Orientation for 2017-2018 has already occurred. If you were unable to attend this Orientation you can complete this requirement by meeting with the Campus Orgs Team during their weekly Office Hours on Thursdays from 11:00am-12:00pm in Armour Conference Room, located in Heggblade Center. 
  5. Optional: If you would like to request funding through ASCMC please fill out the Clubs Discretionary Request Form. 

Organization List

 

1 Gen

Alternatives Anonymous (Alt A) 

American Medical Student Association

Amnesty International

Asian Pacific American Mentors (APAM)

The Black Student Association (BSA)

Claremont Boxing

Claremont Chinese Political and Societal Studies Club (C-PaSS)

Claremont Consulting Club

Claremont Government Society

Claremont International Relations Society (CIRS)

Claremont Marketing Group

Claremont Radius

Claremont Turophile Society

Claremont Women in Business (CWIB)

CMC 3D Printing

CMC Advocates for Sexual Assault Survivors

CMC Climbing Club

CMC Coffee Club

The CMC Forum

CMC Golf Club

CMC QuestBridge Scholars Network

CMS Christian Athletes

College Knowledge

CREATE Club

DCent Semester

Fashion Photography and Design

Film Appreciation and Learning Club (The Reel)

Fitness and Friends

Hallyu Club

In-Lend Fund

International Connect

International Development in Education Association (IDEA)

¡Mi Gente!

Middle East Culture Club (MECC)

Mock Trial

Model United Nations (MUN)

Music Mania

Ocean Preservation and Appreciation Club

Outdoor Initiative (OI)

Power of Women 

Psychology Club

Recorder Renegades

Recording Club of the Claremont Colleges (5C Records)

Real Estate Club

Roosevelt @ the 5Cs

Rotaract Club

Sexuality and Gender Alliance (SAGA)

Special Olympics Club

Student Investment Fund

Sustainable Students Promoting Environmental Awareness and Responsibility (SSPEAR)

Table Tennis Club (TTC)

Under the Lights

Vinyl Appreciation and Listening Club (V.A.L.C.)

Women in Tech

Women’s Forum

Zen Yoga Club

Updated October 5, 2017

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

Contact

Dean of Students

Claremont McKenna College
850 Columbia Avenue
Claremont, CA 91711

Phone: (909) 621-8114
Fax: (909) 621-8495
Email:

Campus Location

Heggblade Center, First Floor
400 E. Ninth Street
Claremont, CA 91711