Campus Clubs

Fall 2014 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.

       - Registration Packet Documents

NEED ACCESS TO RESOURCES FOR YOUR CLUB? The following documents include important information and forms that will assist you in being an effective club.

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 Sping 2014 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. Fall 2014 Clubs will be listed in September 2014

Alpha Gamma Sigma chapter, Sigma Upsilon – A local, student-managed Chapter of the nationally-recognized Alpha Gamma Sigma Honor Society. Advisor: Professors Evan Adelson, Behavioral Sciences, and Dina Miyoshi, Psychology

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, Black Studies

Club Français - Reinstated by students to inspire interest in both the French language and French culture. Advisor: Professor Donna Duchow, English.

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

EOPS Club - The EOPS Club was formed as a counter-part to Mesa College's EOPS Program. Advisors: Karen Geida, EOPS CARE Coordinator, and Nellie Dougherty, EOPS Counselor

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

Funstrom's Army - Formed in part to grant music student better access to music theory and ear training. Advisors: Momilani Ramstrum, Department Chair of Music

Hemp Club - The Hemp Club was formed to provide an opportunity for students of Mesa College to become aware of hemp, the cannabis plant, and its history, laws, political impact, economic opportunities, as well as ecological effect. Advisors: Joseph Safdie, English

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, Department Chair of Languages

International Students Club - Founded to provide a further avenue for educational experience at Mesa College through attendance of meetings and presentation of club-sponsored events, this group also seeks to provide a forum for social and cultural interaction between students of diverse backgrounds. Advisors: Leroy Johnson, Transfer Center Coordinator

Inter Club Council (ICC) - Created to support the functions of the active clubs, and inform the ASG on matters which directly or indirectly affect the functions of the ICC. 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: Holly Hodnick, Interior Design Program in the Department of Architecture & Environmental Design

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 College 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

Mesa College Filmmaker’s Club - First: To allow members the opportunity to produce student-level motion pictures created by, filmed by and overseen by Mesa College students and faculty members. Second: To produce motion picture content worthy of representing San Diego Mesa College, whether for competition, for advertising, or for strictly educational and artistic purposes. The Mesa College Filmmaker’s Club aims to produce one student film per club year eligible for entry into an official student film festival for competition. Advisor: Bonnie Rosecliffe, English

Mesa Gay-Straight Alliance - The Gay-Straight Alliance (GSA) is a student-run club that brings together LGBTQ and straight students to support each other, provide a safe place to socialize, and create a platform for activism to fight homophobia and transphobia. Advisor: Professor Michael Harrison, Spanish

Mesa 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

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

Ohana Club - The Ohana Club provides support and promotes awareness of former foster youth and students in similar circumstances to connect and communicate. Ohana means family in Hawaiian and is the philosophy of the club. We may not have contact with our biological family, but we have each other. Advisors: Lisa Naungayan and Pedro Olvera, EOPS Staff

Phi Theta Kappa - the oldest, largest, most prestigious society representing community college students. Phi Theta Kappa seeks to foster campus and community involvement, lifelong friendships, and provides unmatched transfer and scholarship opportunities. Email for info or contact:Elizabeth Hueneberg, Chapter Advisor - Dr. Leticia Lopez, Chapter Co-Advisor -

Planned Parenthood Club – This group was founded to educate the university community about reproductive health and rights, to translate increased awareness into pro-choice activism on campus, and to serve as a coalition to state, national and international reproductive rights efforts. Advisor: Professor Tanya Kravatz, Sociology

Pre-Health AMSA Chapter - Now associated with AMSA, the purpose is to inform members about the art and science of medicine and pharmacy, as well as 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 - A companion organization to the Puente Program at Mesa College. Advisor: Guillermo Marrujo, Counseling, and Professor Christie Allred, English

Russian Club - Founded by students with a keen interest in Russian Culture and the study of the Russian language. Advisor: Officer Richard Ferrell, College Police

Sew-cialites - Created for the purpose of educating and training the club’s membership regarding sewing application and equipment. Advisor: Professor Kristan Clark, Drama

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.