Student Clubs and Organizations

Clubs logo

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 Clubs and 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

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 Spring 2016 has already occurred. This information can be covered in a meeting with the Clubs and Orgs team during office hours. 

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 2016 has already occurred. For more information about Clubs and Organizations, please email Clubs@cmc.edu. Fall 2016 office hours are held on Wednesdays from 2:45-3:45pm 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. The following steps are required to charter a recognized student organization.

Application for Student Organization Charter

  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 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 Fall 2016 has already occurred. If you were unable to attend this workshop you can complete this requirement by meeting with the Clubs and Orgs Team during their weekly Office Hours on Wednesdays from 2:45-3:45pm in Armour Conference Room, located in Heggblade Center. 
  5. Optional: If you would like to request funding through ASCMC please go to their website.

Organization List

 

3C Intervarsity Christian Fellowship

3D Printing Club

Alternatives Anonymous

American Medical Student Association

Amnesty International

Asian Pacific American Mentors (APAM)

Brothers and Sisters Alliance (BSA)

buildOn at CMC

Claremont Accounting Association

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

Claremont Consulting Group

Claremont International Relations Society

Claremont McKenna Catan

Claremont Radius

Claremont Undergraduate Surgical Society

Claremont Women in Business

CMC Climbing Club

CMC Coffee Club

CMC Forum

CMC’ers of Color

CMS Christian Athletes

College Knowledge

CREATE Club

Everybody Dance Now! Claremont

Film History and Appreciation Club (The Reel)

Hallyu Club

In-Lend Fund

International Connect

International Development in Education Association (IDEA)

¡Mi Gente!

Middle Eastern Cultural Club

Mishpacha

​Mock Trial

Model United Nations

No Lost Generation

Ocean Scene

Outdoor Initiative

Pan-Asian Community of CMC

Power of Women 

Psychology Club

Recorder Renegades

Rotaract Club

Sexuality and Gender Alliance (SAGA)

Skate Initiative of Claremont (SIC)

Special Olympics Club

Sustainable Students Promoting Environmental Awareness and Responsibility (SSPEAR)

Student Investment Fund

Table Tennis Club

The Southern Society

Under the Lights

Vinyl Appreciation and Listening Club (The Spinners)

Winston Churchill Society

Women’s Forum

Zen Yoga Club for Mental and Physical Health

Updated September 12, 2016

If you are interested in clubs that are 5C, log into the Student Portal and use Collegiate Link 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