Student Organizations

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

Below is a list of some of the student organizations that can be found at MCC. Please note that not all clubs are active each semester. If you're interested in learning about a specific group, email stulife@dcemu.net.

All of our clubs are open to all students, so stop by for a meeting. Updated meeting times and locations are found in The Flush.

At the beginning of each semester, watch for details about our Student Involvement Event where you can chat with members and learn more about all student organizations.

If you're interested in starting a student organization, schedule a meeting with the Coordinator of Student Life (kcunny@dcemu.net or (815) 455-8772).

See the Student Organization Handbook

MCC student organization titles and descriptions
Organization About Us
Asian American Appreciation To promote and raise awareness of Asian cultures.
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!
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.
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.
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
Gamers Rise Up Whether you prefer video, card, or board games, this is the group to join. Each week there will be a featured game, but members are always welcome to choose something else.
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.
K-Dify Whether you love to perform or just want to have some fun, this Korean pop dance group is the place for you.
Latinos Unidos Promotes Latine cultural awareness, and provides ongoing support, and assistance. In addition, Latinos Unidos provides cultural, educational, social, and community awareness.
Neurodiversity Club To promote and raise awareness for Autism and be a socially inclusive group for all on campus.
Oasis The Oasis club exists to offer a safe place for students to discuss their faith in Jesus during often challenging college life while also extending hands of support and service to fellow students, the college, and the community.
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!

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.

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.
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.
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.

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.
Soundcheck The goal of this group is to introduce each other to new genres and artists.
Speech and Debate 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.
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.

Student Government A recognized platform for student governance and leadership development. Student Government works with the Student Trustee in promoting student welfare, protecting student rights, and representing the opinions of the students. They also help to host events for students and support student organizations.
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, fundraiser, and social activities related to advocacy of occupational services.

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.
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.
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.
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.
Young Democratic Socialists of America Join MCC’s chapter of this national organization. YDSA fights for democratic socialism through active campaigns to improve the lives of working people.

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