Student Organizations

MCC has a variety of student organizations to join! Being involved helps you develop skills for a particular major, create relationships, and can enhance your college experience. Participating in student organizations will help make your college experience satisfying and stimulating. Join an MCC student organization today!

Want to be involved, but not interested in an existing organization? Learn about taking on the rewarding challenge of creating a new student organization.

See the Student Organization Handbook

MCC student organizations, descriptions, and advisors
Organization About Us Advisor
Asian American Club To promote and raise awareness of Asian cultures. Joo Lee
Autism Awareness To promote and raise awareness for Autism and be a socially inclusive group for all on campus.
Black Box Theater Club From improv to musicals, and virtual shows to in-person performances, if the theater is what you're into, then we are the group for you! Jay Geller
Black Student Union (BSU) Our purpose is to create opportunities for educational and social empowerment. The Black Student Union represents students working together to foster positive connections for student success. Build awareness and celebrate African/Black culture welcoming all.  
Business Club Our mission statement is “Our Focus is Business, Success is Our Goal.” Our goals are to provide fundraising, a leadership speaking event, and a community service act. Sherry Ridge
Environmental Action Looks to make positive change for our environment in and around McHenry County. We discuss topics such as climate change, food insecurity, renewable energy, and more. We often have area experts join our meetings to talk with students and have several field trips planned throughout the semester and restoration workdays at a variety of sites. Kim Hankins, Leslie Krebs
Film Club Our mission is to share the love of film for the benefit of the MCC community.  Members explore various applications of cinema by watching films, critically analyzing the sub-elements of movies, keeping up on current film trends, and exploring our own ability to practice and create films Jim Stockwell
Forensics Emphasizes the development of communication skills that are so essential today. Students in forensics compete in a variety of oral interpretation and public speaking events. Bonnie Gabel
It's Lit:
The Low-Key Book Club
Join the It's Lit Book Club to discuss our new favorite books monthly! We'll have a round table discussion about the stories, themes, and everything in between. Kim Tipton
Latinos Unidos Promotes Latine cultural awareness, and provides ongoing support, and assistance. In addition, Latinos Unidos provides cultural, educational, social, and community awareness. René Govea
Oasis A student Christian group focused on faith, fellowship, and fun! Jill Stonecliffe
Our Bodies, Our Selves

Our Bodies Ourselves, lifting the taboo on sex is a student lead club that is a designated safe space for everyone. We have conversations and explorations where speakers from MCC and body experts, help us understand ourselves and our bodies. We learn to be better allies to one another as we brave this world. No topic is off-limits!

Christine Grela
Paralegal Student Association

The Paralegal Students Association exists to enrich and contribute to the MCC community, educate students about the field of paralegal studies, and provide a networking group.

Robin Berry
Paranormal Theories This club provides students the opportunity to connect with others who share similar interests in paranormal concepts and supernatural phenomena. In this community, students are welcome to express their insight and beliefs and further explore all things beyond the range of normal experience or current scientific explanation. Amy Neff
Phi Theta Kappa An International Honor Society for two-year colleges. Students must have earned a 3.5 GPA, have accumulated a minimum of 12 credit hours, be currently enrolled in 6 credit hours, and in pursuit of an associate’s degree or baccalaureate transfer program. Heidi Boring, Anne Humphrey
Pride

Pride Club provides a safe and supportive environment for students and members of the surrounding community. We also strive to promote Equality for members of the LGBTQIA+ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer/Questioning, Intersex, and Asexual) community and allies through social activism activities and education to benefit both our campus and our surrounding community.

Renee Demetzensky, Alena Hansen
Social Science Club Is love real? What makes terrorists blow up others and themselves? What kinds of dogs are used as therapy animals? Are you interested in these questions and topics related to Psychology, Sociology, History, Politics, and other social sciences? Join the Social Science Club to get a rich experience in learning about ourselves. Robin Deak, Sheila Venkataswamy
Student Association of Physical Therapist Assistants (SAPTA)

SAPTA educates the MCC community regarding the field of physical therapy and the role of Physical Therapy Assistants. As well as promotes unity between all PTA cohorts and other healthcare programs at MCC.

Christen Louderman
Student Government A recognized platform for student governance and leadership development. Student Senate works with the Student Trustee in promoting student welfare, protecting student rights, and representing the opinions of the students.  
Student Nursing Organization (SNO) Support MCC nursing students in taking charge of their future, building relationships, developing professionally, and creating a legacy of excellence for future generations of MCC student nurses.  
Student Occupational Therapy Assistants (SOTA)

SOTA promotes occupational therapy awareness and fosters the health and wellness of our fellow students. Skills are developed through hands-on experiences, including service projects, fundraisers, and social activities related to advocacy of occupational services.

Becky Smith, Marlene Vogt
Student Peace Action Network (SPAN) Our mission statement is: “We shall work for peace and justice locally and globally through education and action”. The membership determines which issues they would like to do projects around, and typically do several events per semester. Patricia Gaughan
Students for Life Our purpose is to end abortion in our time. The Students for Life organization exists to enrich and contribute to the MCC community by providing information and supplies for expectant mothers, and general pregnancy information to all. Mark Waters
Student Veterans of America (SVA) Creates esprit de corps among military students and student veterans! This organization provides an opportunity for these students to come together and feel a sense of connectivity and camaraderie, as well as promote advocacy and an understanding of issues pertaining to such individuals.
The Tartan MCC’s student newspaper provides the College community with the latest happenings, events, and programs at MCC. An opportunity to experience working in the fast-paced world of journalism. Toni Countryman
Writers Block - Creative Writing Club To workshop students' creative writing (poetry, prose, drama) and bring creative writing to the MCC community in the form of write-a-thons, author readings, student readings, and more. Robert McCord

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