Spring 2013 Club Information
INTERESTED IN CREATING, RE-ACTIVATING AND/OR REGISTERING YOUR CLUB? The following documents will provide you with all of the information needed to complete the process. Packets are due at the beginning of each semester. Be sure to check back for important deadline dates.
NEED ACCESS TO RESOURCES FOR YOUR CLUB? The following documents include important information and forms that will assist you in being an effective club.
- Associated Students Accounting Manual
- Associated Students Authorization for Expenditure of Funds
- Club Agency Deposit Form
- Club Orientation Packet
- Club Sponsored Activity Application (Room Reservation)
- ASG Club Funding Guidelines
- Checklist for Major Event Form
- Club Travel Funds Request Checklist
- Club Travel Funds Request Form
- Club Travel Funds Request
- ICC Representative Report
- Major Event Form
- Major Event Instructions
- Manual 3200 - Procedures and Operating Guidelines for Clubs/Organizations
For more information stop by the Dean of Student Affairs Office located in I4-408 or give us a call at 619.388.2699.
Student Clubs and Organizations
Student Clubs and Organizations provide a rich and exciting multi-cultural dimension to college life at Mesa. Below is the list of Spring 2013 clubs along with the names of their advisor(s). Faculty and classified staff advisors serve on a voluntary basis and are approved by the College President each semester. Call the Student Affairs Office for more information about clubs and meeting times.
Associated Student Government – The Associated Student Government (ASG) is the representative body of the students in the shared governance process at Mesa College. We are fellow students whom have been elected or appointed to positions with the ASG. The ASG provides students with practical leadership experience in the areas of budget/financial planning, parliamentary procedures, and in the development of programs and services which are designed to meet student needs. The student leaders and the staff of the Student Affairs Office encourage you to get involved and take part in the many leadership opportunities available at Mesa College. Advisor: Ashanti Hands, Dean of Student Affairs
Bahai Club - Promotes the ideals of the Bahai faith and increases the awareness of people about the necessity of unity of mankind by promoting the elimination of all prejudices, as well as promoting the principle of equal rights, opportunities and privileges for men and women. The club also advocates for the protection of the environment. Advisor: Professor Bruce Naschak, English
Black Student Union - Encourages and creates a support structure for a more positive awareness of the Black History, Unity, and Racial Harmony by presenting activities and current events to assist the Black Student in achieving personal and academic goals. Advisor: Professors Thekima Mayasa and Starla Lewis, Black Studies
Bringing Education and Activism Together (BEAT) - The BEAT Club was founded to create an open forum to educate and raise awareness about issues of global citizenship and responsibility on the Mesa College Campus. Advisor: Evan Adelson, English
Cosplay Club - This student group was founded for the fun of 'cosplay,' an activity wherein members craft often elaborate costumes of popular fictional characters and wear them for public display. Advisor: Courtney Lee, Senior Student Services Assistant
Fashion Club - The purpose of the organization is to provide education and extracurricular activities in the area of fashion that complement and extend beyond what can be covered in the classroom. Advisors: Professor Susan Lazear, Fashion Design Program
Fencing Club – Purpose is to seek the improvement and repair of Mesa College's fencing equipment and create a training program for professional fencers, with the foremost goal of bringing trophies back to Mesa College. Advisor: Professor Paul Sykes, Biology
Club Francais - Reinstated by students to inspire interest in both the French language and French culture. Advisor: Professor Houria Graves, Languages
El Club De Espanol (Spanish Club) - A student-centered forum in which students will have the opportunity to practice the language in an informal, non-monitored situation and, at the same time, get familiar with different aspects of the Spanish-speaking world. Some typical activities for the Spanish club are the following: Movies and documentaries in Spanish, Tertulias (students get together to meet others and practice the language), Cultural Presentations, Exhibitions, Trips, Celebrations of important dates and festivities, Food (preparation and/or degustation), Dancing. Advisor: Dora Schoenbrun- Fernandez, Languages
Honors Club - Seeks to create a community of motivated Mesa College Students seeking to utilize the benefits of networking and augmenting personal resumes. Most importantly, to significantly increase members' preparedness and chance of admission to any university. Advisors: Professors Alison Primoza, Spanish
Inter Club Council (ICC) - Created to support the functions of the active clubs, and inform the A.S.G. on matters which directly or indirectly affect the functions of I.C.C. Also to establish and maintain communication among all active clubs on campus and to actively promote the creation of new clubs. The ICC also provides guidance and resources for prospective clubs. Advisor: Courtney Lee, Senior Student Services Assistant
Interior Design Club - The Interior Design Club is comprised of the Student Chapter of ASID and the Student Chapter of NKBA. The club's mission is to involve, educate, and inform the students of the benefits of the professional organizations by providing extra-curricular educational programs, community service, networking, and career development activities related to the practice of Interior Design. Advisor: Mimi Moore, Interior Design Program in the Department of Architecture & Environmental Design
InterVarsity Christian Fellowship - Purpose of InterVarsity Christian Fellowship/USA is to establish and advance at colleges and universities witnessing communities of students and faculty who follow Jesus as Savior and Lord: growing in love for God, God's Word, God's people of every ethnicity and culture and God's purposes in the world. Advisor: Professor Raul De Leon, Languages
Iran Sara (Persian Club) - This club was established to celebrate and bring greater awareness of Persian culture to Mesa College's students. Advisor: Professor Jill Moreno Ikari, English
M.E.Ch.A. - The Movimiento Estudiantil Chicano de Aztlán is a student organization that promotes higher education, cultura, and historia. MEChA was founded on the principle of self-determination. Advisor: Professor Cesar Lopez, Chair of Chicano Studies
Mesa Academy Club - To re-educate African American students about their heritage to promote and uplift Afro-centric consciousness; promoting academic, professional and cultural development of African American students; and identifying and addressing the needs and concerns of African American students through unity of action and effective communication to ordain and establish the constitution. Advisor: Michael Temple, Counseling
Mesa College Gamer's Legion - The Gamer's Legion was founded to support and encourage Mesa College's expansive population of gamers. Tell us which games you love to play, because we would love to play them with you! Advisor: Courtney Lee, Senior Student Services Assistant
Mesa Japan Club - The club shall endeavor to inspire an interest in students to learn about the Japanese culture and to get involved in local Japanese cultural events in the San Diego area. In pursuit of these goals, the club proposes to sponsor and facilitate activities and programs designed to enrich the cultural experience of all San Diego Mesa College students. Advisor: Professor Miyoko Hamanaka-Holden, Languages
Mesa Robotic Organization (MRO) - The mission of the Club is to inspire and motivate curiosity, critical thinking, and generosity of both mind and spirit at Mesa College campus and the community at large. Advisor: Professor Walter Duane Wesley, Computer Science
Muslim Student Association (M.S.A.) - The aim and purpose of the Association is to serve the best interest of Islam and the Muslims of. The Association shall promote unity and joint action among Muslims; conduct social, cultural, religious and other activities in the best traditions of Islam; arrange and hold congregational prayers. Advisor: Professor Starla Lewis, Black Studies
Ohana - Part of Hawaiian culture, ?ohana means “family” in an extended sense of the term, including blood-related, adoptive or intentional. It emphasizes that families are bound together and members must cooperate and remember one another. Advisors: Lisa Naungayan and Pedro Olvera, EOPS Staff
Phi Theta Kappa - An international honor society. Encourages and supports academic achievement and service. Members are required to have completed 12 semester units and a 3.5 cumulative grade point average. Advisors: Professor Elizabeth Hueneberg, Speech
Pre-Med/Pharm - Purpose is to inform members about the art and science of medicine and pharmacy also to inform members about the opportunities available to them in San Diego. Encourage Pre Med/Pharm students to help each other achieve our common goals. Participate in Seminars, activities, field trips and information session that will enlighten our paths. Increase awareness about the varying paths to medical/pharmacy schools, network with other pre health/med/pharm students and support each member financially / emotionally / academically in any way possible. Advisor: Professor Farshid Zand, Chemistry
PSI Beta - A national Psychology Honor Society. Encourages and supports academic achievement and service. Members are required to have completed 12 semester units and a 3.0 cumulative grade point average. Advisor: Professor Jay Van Kirk, Psychology
Puente Club - A companion organization to the Puente Program at Mesa College. Advisor: Guillermo Marrujo, Counseling, and Professor Christie Allred, English
Society for the Advancement of Chicanos and Native Americans in Science (S.A.C.N.A.S.) - To improve the effectiveness of, and to enhance the public understanding of and appreciation for Chicanos, Latinos. Native Americans, Alaska Natives, Native Hawaiians and other underrepresented minorities in science. To also provide a forum for students from a different science major and science related majors to come together for academics and community service. Advisor: Monica Romero, Supervisor
Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (S.H.P.E.) - A group dedicated to the support of students pursuing careers in the field of engineering. Advisor: Professor Morteza Mohssenzadeh, Engineering
STAR Club - The purpose of the STAR club will be to provide opportunities for leadership and to help encourage student participation in extra-circular activities. Advisors: Marichu Magana and Thuan Le, STAR Program
Student Veterans Organization - The collective known as the San Diego Mesa College Student Veterans Organization is intended to be used as a mechanism for sharing information and experience with fellow veterans of the United States Armed Forces. The Organization will facilitate dialogue and the open exchange of information to better support the ever growing population of student veterans who are pursuing higher education at Mesa College and beyond. Advisor: Professor Joe Schanberger, Accelerated College Program
Women's Empowerment - A group dedicated to the support of women attending Mesa College. Advisor: Professor Tanya Kravitz, Sociology, and Professor Starla Lewis, Black Studies
ASG meetings are held on Wednesday's from 12:45 pm until 1:45 pm in room I4-409 A/B.
I.C.C. meetings are held on Fridays at 10:00am in I4-409 A/B.
Please keep these times open and become part of your Student Government. We need leaders, planners, recorders, and student representatives. We offer experience in student governance and opportunities for you to express your ideas.
Members of the ASG can be located in I4-409. The office number is 619-388-2903. While we try to be open Monday to Thursday from 8:00 am until 6:00 pm and Friday from 8:00 am until 12:00 pm., please keep in mind, that like you, we are students first and our education is the highest priority. If you stop by and our gate is closed, please stop by next door at Student Affairs (I4-408) and they will be happy to assist you.