Student Clubs and Organizations

Get Involved with Center for Student Involvement (CSI)

If you’re enrolled in credit classes at Johnson County Community College, you have the opportunity to join one (or more) of the clubs and organizations offered at JCCC.

Some are affiliated with professions, some aim to do good in the world and some just aim to have fun. In all, you have more than 75 clubs to choose from, “and we’re adding more all the time,” said Mindy Kinnaman, manager for student life.

Your first stop, after reading this page, is the Center for Student Involvement in COM 309. The office is fully staffed to make sure new and existing organizations are successful. It also contains computers with Internet access, color printers, large conference rooms, and a relaxing lounge area.

If you know what club you want to join:

  1. Peruse the list of the clubs and organizations below.
  2. Click on the club name. You’ll be taken to another web page that provides you a brief description of the club, the contact information for its adviser and a list of other resources (such as a Facebook page or a Twitter account).
  3. Email the adviser by clicking their name and ask for information on the club. Make sure to include the name of the club, your name and contact information. Then ask for the time, date and place of the next meeting.
  4. Don’t get discouraged and don’t chicken out: attend the next meeting.
  5. If the club seems a good match for your personal or professional goals, sign up!

If you don’t know what club you want to join:

  1. Stop by COM 309 and ask for a Student Interest Form (or fill it out online). It’s a great way to start thinking about how to get involved.
  2. While at CSI, check out the calendar that contains upcoming club meetings and activities.
  3. If you’re an introvert, show up at a meeting that interests you and spend a lot of time observing. A good club leader will make you feel welcome.
  4. If you’re an extrovert, join in the conversation. Just remember that it’s OK to go by yourself. It’s comforting to have a friend along, but it’s also all right to pursue your own interests without the security blanket of a known social contact.
  5. Sign up and participate!

“There are so many benefits of joining a club,” said Kinnaman. “It’s a great way to make new friends who love the same things as you, you can further your skills, network and make your time at JCCC so much more fun.”

You’re always able to change your mind about membership, but Kinnaman suggests you give it a chance.

“It can sometimes be a little intimidating to show up to a meeting by yourself, but our club members were in that very same spot once. Odds are good that by the end of your first or second meeting, you’ll have made a lot of new friends and on your way to creating amazing memories.”

See the Definitions and Contact Listing of Clubs and Organizations with Descriptions.

Want to start your own club? That’s an option. Visit the CSI office to learn how to create a campus club or organization.

Remember, friendly staff and advisors at CSI facilitate and encourage networking. CSI also proudly displays student work from the JCCC Art Department while serving as a main location for the both the Academic Excellence and Dance teams.