Clubs and Organizations

How to Start a Club

Students interested in starting a club on MCCC's campus should contact the Student Activities Coordinator Tom Ryder by calling (734) 384-4201 or at

The Agora is published approximately 10 times during the academic year. The paper is produced by MCCC students enrolled in the journalism classes under the guidance of a faculty advisor and student editors. Often the recipient of state awards, the Agora reports on school events and other issues of interest to the college community. Students interested in getting involved with The Agora should contact the Humanities and Social Sciences Division at (734) 384-4296

Visit The Agora Web site

The mission of the Ambassador Club is to provide MCCC with student leaders who will participate in an official capacity at special events throughout the year. Student Ambassadors will promote the college by reaching out to prospective students, conducting campus tours, speaking to business leaders and civic groups, and by helping to welcome new students to campus. For more information, please contact Tom Ryder at or by calling (734) 384-4201.

This club is currently not active, but seeking members. 

The purpose of the Archaeological Club is to increase awareness of local archaeology, to support archaeology projects in Monroe County, to educate members and the public on items of archaeological interest and to aid in networking between members and the larger archeological community. For more information, please contact Ken Mohoney at or by calling (734) 384-4232.

The purpose of the Art Club at Monroe County Community College is to enrich the student body and community though art expression and art education. For more information, please contact Therese O’Halloran at or by calling (734) 384-4158.

The purpose of the Ballroom Dance Club is to form a social dance club with a fun and inviting atmosphere where students of any ability and age can confidently learn and practice a variety of ballroom steps and styles that promote physical fitness, musicality, cultural awareness, manners and proper etiquette. Please contact Kellie Lajiness at for more information.

Circle K International (CKI) is the premier worldwide collegiate and university community service, leadership development, and friendship organization on more than 550 college and university campuses globally with more than 13,000 student members. Circle K clubs are organized and sponsored by a Kiwanis club on a college or university campus. Circle K is a self-governing organization and elects its own officers, conducts its own meetings, and determines its own service activities. Circle K members focus on making their campuses and communities better places in which to live and work by blending community service and leadership training with the opportunity to meet other college students around the world. To find out more about Circle K, contact Penny Dorcey at (734) 384-4311 or email

The Agora Chorale is a mixed ensemble comprised of singers from the community and the college. The Chorale presents concerts, no less than two each semester, both on and off campus. For more information, contact Catherine Brodie at

The College/Community Symphony Band is open to instrumentalists having previous music experience. Membership includes college students and citizens from the community. The band performs for college functions and concerts, as well as for community programs. Admission is by application and audition to the director. For more information, contact Mark Felder at (734) 289-5555.

The purpose of the Criminal Justice Club is to promote and increase interest in criminal justice as it pertains to the interest of the club members. It assists club members in career growth and job searches and will helps expand knowledge of the criminal justice system. Members participate in activities that promote justice and increase awareness and knowledge. Interested students should contact Jennifer Miller at

The purpose of the Drama Club is to identify and unify students who enjoy theater arts and provide outlets for further exploration and involvement into many creative and definitive branches from classical to modern, stimulating and fostering a greater understanding and zealous attitude towards arts advocacy and networking.  Please contact Kellie Lajiness at for more information.

The purpose of the Monroe County Community College Educators for Change Association is to provide students with an educational and social support organization that promotes opportunities to develop leadership and networking skills in the field of education. The Educators for Change Association will raise awareness for the needs of young children and their families in the county, providing opportunities for members to assist and support organizations that serve them. Please contact Felice Moorman at for more information.

The purpose of the Monroe County Community College Collegiate Farm Bureau Club is to advocate for agriculture on campus, within the community and with the Michigan Farm Bureau to educate and promote the policies, goals and purposes of the American Farm Bureau Federation.  It is designed to bring together agriculture students and engage them in educational activities that will enhance their future and build awareness of the industry. The group offers opportunities to students in leadership development and citizenship engagement, enhancing career opportunities, community service and professional networking. For more information, please contact Andy McCain at

Gabby’s Ladder Student Club facilitates grief support groups and activities with MCCC students who are experiencing the loss of a loved one and living through the grief process. This club provides guiding steps and loving support in a safe place to grieving students as they move step-by-step through grief and find their way to healing. For more information, please contact Renee Drouillard at or by calling (734) 384-4304.

The mission of the Gender & Sexuality Alliance of Monroe County Community College is to provide a strong, supportive community on campus to increase tolerance and to provide resources to LGBTQ students and those wishing to learn more about LGBTQ issues and culture. Our main goal is to break down the barriers of stereotypes and misconceptions of the LGBTQ community. The club is open to ALL open-minded students and community members, including straight allies. We hold events all year long at the Main Campus. 


The MCCC International Studies Club promotes the study and awareness of other countries and cultural issues. Members participate in fundraisers, social events, campus awareness activities and field trips. Past club activities included sponsoring an international film screening, attending a lecture by the Dalai Lama and visiting the United Nations in New York City. 

The club typically meets on the third Thursday of every month in Room C-222 at 12:30 p.m.


The Lambda Alpha Nu Club is designed to promote leadership, social interaction, enhance career experience, develop networks and promote teamwork.  For more information contact William Hilliker at (734) 384-4148.

Open to students with interests in astronomy, biology, chemistry, ecology/environmental science, mathematics, physics and general science. Contact Kathy Sheperd at, Mark Naber at or Michael Fuertes at

Phi Theta Kappa is an international honor society for two-year colleges. Membership in Phi Theta Kappa is by invitation to all students who achieve a cumulative grade point average of 3.5 and have earned at least 12 semester hours at MCCC. Designated scholarships for members, totaling $36 million, are offered by about 600 four-year colleges and universities. For more information, contact Lauren Pillarelli,, (734) 384-4303 or Dr. Laura Manley,, (734) 384-4244.

The purpose of the Psychology Interest Group is to provide an empowering community in which students interested in psychology may enhance their leadership, educational and/or career pursuits together; to expand member’s knowledge of the functions and workings of fields in psychology; to provide resources to any member who needs assistance in the area of psychology study or career growth; to provide experience that enriches the study outside the classroom; to provide non-academic and/or community based opportunities to engage in the applications of psychology, and to promote an increase interests in psychology on campus. For more information, contact Patrick Wise at or (734) 384-4298 or Melissa Grey at or (734) 384-4292.

Open to all students who have been accepted to the Respiratory Therapy Program, contact Helen Stripling at

The mission of the MCCC Robotics Club is to promote robotics and STEM Education to current and future MCCC students, to support the robotics program at MCCC and enrich the lives in the community through community service activities. For more information about the Robotics Club, please contact Mike Mohn at

SME is a program that will expose students to a hands-on, team-oriented engineering design project to design a robot for competition in an effort to stimulate interest in technology careers.  An emphasis of the program is to encourage participation by all students, women included.  Students who participate in the program will become members of the Student Chapter #198 of SME (Society of Manufacturing Engineers). The group is seeking students who are interested in, but not limited to: overseeing projects, electronic hardwiring, welding, robotic software functions and more. Being a part of this program is a great opportunity for students to network professionally. Please contact Peter Coomar at or (734) 384-4209.

The Special Olympics club at MCCC functions as an official club on campus and connects college students and individuals with intellectual disabilities (Special Olympic Athletes) through sport to build friendships and to build a campus of respect and inclusion.  The group will participate in Special Olympics Unified Sports.  For more information, please contact Barry Kinsey at or by calling 734-384-4124.

Student GovernmentMCCC Student Government provides an opportunity for students to have their voice heard around the campus. By supporting student organizations and planning exciting campus activities, MCCC Student Government works to create a fun atmosphere that fosters a community feeling among students. Participation in these types of organizations and activities can be a great way to develop leadership skills and enhance the college experience. Check out the SG site here.

To find out more about Student Government call Tom Ryder at (734) 384-4201 or via email at

Open to all students who have been accepted into the Nursing program. Contact Dawn Lymond at


The Volleyball Club recruits and sustains a volleyball community within the college that fosters a sense of student participation above that of academic studies provided at the college. The club accepts students interested in volleyball who wish to strengthen the links between the community and the college.


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