Check out our list of formerly active student clubs that you can revive, or complete the following steps to create a club that suits your academic, cultural, or personal interests:
Step 1: Find your club officers.
Identify a minimum of four (4) currently enrolled MC students to serve as officers, and complete the Student Club Creation Form:
Step 2: Find your advisor(s).
Secure at least one Moorpark College faculty, staff, or administrator to serve as advisor for your club, and have that person complete the Club Advisor Agreement.
Step 3. Draft your club's constitution & bylaws.
Each student club and organization will develop governing documents that explain what your club will be about, how students can become officers, and other details about club operations. Feel free to use our template to guide you.
Step 4. Submit your club paperwork.
Once you have compiled all the necessary paperwork (chartering or renewal form, advisor agreement, and draft constitution), send them in to ASMC at ASMCStudentOrgs@vcccd.edu.
Step 5. Attend an ASMC meeting.
You will be invited to attend an upcoming ASMC Board meeting to discuss the club and its goals so that ASMC may formally approve your organization. You will be invited to a future ASMC meeting by the ASMC Director of Student Organizations, so be sure to check your email for next steps!
New Club FAQs
What is the deadline to create a new club?
The deadline to submit club creation forms for fall 2021 is Friday, October 29, 2021.
What happens after I submit my new club paperwork?
The ASMC Director of Student Organizations will work with the ASMC President to add your club to a future ASMC Board meeting so the Board members can learn more about your organization and decide whether or not to formally approve your club.
What are the benefits to creating a formal club?
Clubs that are officially recognized by the Associated Students Board of Directors receive additional benefits that general students don't, such as:
- the ability to reserve indoor and outdoor spaces on campus;
- the opportunity to request funding from the Associated Students Programming Committee to support club events, activities, and travel; and
- the chance to add club leadership involvement on academic transcripts, among other benefits.
What's the difference between a club and an organization?
- A student club is defined as a group of students with a common social, educational, social justice, religious or cultural purpose. Because the management of the club is intended to be a student learning experience, the day-to-day functions of the club are carried out by student members with oversight and mentorship from an advisor.
- An organization is a group of students whose central purpose or cause is linked closely to or affiliated with an external organization. Organizations may have additional chartering or renewal requirements beyond the College chartering requirements. Examples of organizations include honors societies, sports clubs, e-sports leagues, or politically affiliated groups.