Moorpark College organizations provide students with opportunities to engage with classmates, apply classroom concepts or principles to real-life situations, and undergo personal growth. Participating students gain valuable leadership experience while developing social and professional relationships.
How to join a student organization
Moorpark College offers over 45 student organizations for you to choose from! Click on our list of student organizations to see which ones fit your interests, or check out the Start a new club page to find out how to create your own campus organization.
Find out when clubs are meeting, or check out what events will be taking place on the Moorpark College campus, by visiting the Student Activities Office calendar.
If you're a leader of a current club, be sure to check out our Resources for clubs page for information about how to most effectively operate your organization.
Benefits to joining a student organization
There are dozens of benefits to joining a student organization! Here are a handful of reasons to get you inspired (adopted from Bentley University's PreparedU site):
You will gain practical experience in a safe environment. Participating in a student organization that is focused on your area of study will give you practice experience in that field. Many student organizations also provide opportunities to learn skills in project management and event planning, and you get to test these skills out in a safe environment where making mistakes is okay (and won't cost you your job!).
You will gain leadership experience while expanding your resume. Members and leaders of student organizations are often presented with opportunities to improve their public speaking, team management, and conflict resolution skills. And listing your participation in a student organization on your resume will show an employer that you're hard working and can successfully juggle multiple responsibilities. If you do a good job, you might also be able to list your club's faculty advisor as a future internship or job reference too.
You will develop soft skills. Soft skills, also know as "people skills," pertain to your ability to effective collaborate with others. Participating in student organizations can refine your communication and time management skills while helping you develop a good work ethic and emotional intelligence. Participating in student organizations also presents the opportunity to engage with diverse groups of people and can teach you about different cultural backgrounds.
You will learn a lot about yourself - and have fun in the process! Student organizations present opportunities for personal growth by providing the chance for you to identify your interests, goals, and strengths. And, student organizations offer opportunities to meet new people and make new friends along the way.
Learn more about MC's current student organizations by checking out the list of active clubs.