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Student Clubs (Active as of November 1, 2015) 

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Active Minds at COD
President:  Jennifer Andi
Advisor:  Linda Emerson
Active Minds at COD's purpose is to increase awareness of the students, faculty, and staff at College of the Desert about mental health and the stigmas behind them.
Alas Con Futuro
President:  Miriam G. Macias
Advisor:  Jose Simo 
Alas Con Futuro is committed to providing moral support and promoting the educational growth and goals of each of its members. We will facilitate information on financial resources for our members. We will bring awareness to the larger community and first generation college students about financial aid resources such as FAFSA, AB 540, and California Dream Act. In addition, bring awareness about AB 540, California Dream Act, Deferred Action, and immigration changes. Finally we will advocate political activism in regards to issues relating to the members of Alas Con Futuro.
Anime Club of COD
President:  Adam Flareau
Advisor:  Derek Lan
The purpose of this   club is to provide a place where people with an interest in anime, manga, and eastern Asian culture as a whole can meet. This club gives the chance for new friendships and to learn about different cultures.
Automotive Technology Club
No current information available at this time
The purpose of this organization shall be to serve all College of the Desert students and staff, as well as outsiders to promote the Automotive Technology Department.
Ballet Folklorico
President: Luis Castellanos
Advisor:  Maria Jasso
Ballet Folklorico “Sabor a mi Tierra” is committed to, but not limited to, the following: promote educational growth and support of each other in cultural diversity of our nation; promote interaction, involvement, entertainment and inform the community about the Hispanic origins and its ancestral cultures, encourage and support high standards of student achievement. 
Biology Club
President:  Haide Vela-Alvarez                         Advisor: Robert Rosteck
The ultimate mission of the Biology Club is to provide students with information and support that will aid them in attaining their goal of becoming professionals. It will illustrate the various biology-related career options that are available, through presentations by various experts in our community. The Biology Club will provide students with opportunities for expanding their personal growth and experience in the biology-related field of their choice. Finally, it will provide an environment in which biology students can interact with other students of similar interests.
The Chemistry Club
President:  Alejandra Mujica
Advisor: Joana Ciurash
The purpose of this organization shall be to create an environment where Chemistry lovers can share their passion over the subject. This organization exists for the benefits of any member who chooses to learn the importance of chemical reactions. The objective of this organization is to inspire anyone interested in Chemistry by having a group of students who are there as moral support.
Chicanos/Latinos for Community Medicine (CCM)
President:  Yesenia Teran
Advisor:  Alexa Sawa

The purpose of this organization shall be to develop a communication netwrok between minority pre-health students, medical students, and health professionals.

Coachella Valley Business and Entrepreneurship
President:  Madeline Conger
Advisor:  Kelly Hall
The purpose of this club shall be to stimulate a successful business atmosphere in the Coachella Valley. To connect members with potential internships. Match members with applicable scholarship awards. Network members with local professionals.
COD American Sign Language Club
President:  Jeremy R Jurgens
Advisor: Chuck Mason
The purpose of this organization shall be to promote American Sign Language amongst the student body and community members, as well as to foster better communication between the hearing and Deaf communities, and raise awareness of Deaf Culture.
OD Architecture Club (CODAC)
President:  Carlos Blanco
Advisor:  Bert Bitanga
The purpose of this Organization shall be to stimulate an interest and understanding of architecture and the environment.
COD Crochet and Knitting Club
No current information available at this time
The purpose of this organization shall be to initiate the beginning of the learning process for knitting and crocheting.
COD Dramatic Arts Company
No current information available at this time
COD Dramatic Arts Company's purpose is to stimulate art interest and appreciation for the theater arts at College of the Desert, as well as the community.
COD Friends of the Earth
No current information available at this time
COD Friends of the Earth's purpose is to develop meaningful leadership skills, the members strive to develop important interpersonal skills that will spur their growth in the class room and in the professional world.
COD History Club
President:  Caroline Degraeve
Advisor:  Oceana Collins
The purpose of this organization is to learn, educate, and promote the importance and relevance of history through activities, while engage club members, COD students and the surrounding community.
Desert Cru
President:  Rebekah Flareau
Advisor:  Douglas Redman
The purpose of this organization shall be to glorify God through bringing a counter-cultural revival of Christian love to College of the Desert.
Desert Ecologic Club
No current information available at this time
Desert Ecologic Club is dedicated to learning about conservation, ecology, and the preservation of the natural resources within our communities.
Desert Ranchers
No current information available at this time
The purpose of this organization shall be to develop leadership among students interested in the field of Agriculture, Turf Management and Horticulture. To serve our community whenever possible.
Early Childhood Education Club
No current information available at this time
The purpose of Early Childhood Education club is to provide professional development for future teachers, specific to early childhood education. Acquainting pre-service teachers with the support available from professors of early childhood education.
No current information available at this time
The purpose of this organization shall be to provide; Economic, Business and Political Science majors a vast opportunity to group the interest of economics and discuss current events as well as provide students with guest speakers who discuss their occupation and explain their initiation in such occupations.
Gay Straight Alliance
No current information available at this time
The purpose of the Gay Straight Alliance is to initiate education programs and functions which enable LGBTQ students become aware of and involved in our college and community, to engage in and support activities, both on and off campus, which are directed toward social consciousness and the intellectual, emotional and physical well-being and liberation of all LGBTQ people.
Health Occupation Students of America  (HOSA)
No current information available at this time
The mission of HOSA is to enhance the delivery of compassionate, quality health care by providing opportunities for knowledge, skill, and leadership development of all health science technology education students, therefore, helping students to meet the needs of the health care community.
International Club
President:  Vinicius Rocha
Advisor: Sara Butler
The purpose of this organization shall be to introduce foreign cultures to the American. Bring foreign students closed to the American way of living. Represent all international student on the COD campus in student government matters. Assist international student with personal and academic concerns.
Kine Dance Club President:  Karl Basconcillo
Advisor: Courtney Dousett
The purpose of this  club is to teach choreographies, dance styles, and participate in other related activities.
Make MOVES at COD President:  Sarahyah Yisrael
Advisor: Heather Benes

​​The main objective and purpsoe of the Make MOVES at COD Club is to support the success of college students (including dual enrollment students) transitioning into college or a career by creating and providing resources such as scholarship opportunities, jobs and various events.

M.E.Ch.A de COD
President: Julieta Lopez
Advisor: Victor Rios, Jr.
The purpose is to raise political, social, and cultural awareness through intellectual activism. We are on a consciousness- raising journey to empower ourselves in order to strengthen our connections to our heritage and our roots as a means of giving back to the community.
President:  Raul Correa                  Advisor: Carl Farmer 
The purpose of this organization shall be to promote science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) to the college students and offer guidance to those seeking careers in the STEM fields.
President:  Garrett Stevens                           
Advisor: Ed Reed 
Our objective is to help create a safe, drug free, clean gaming environment. Most "gamers" are introverts and by sharing a common interest we help build social skills, friendships, and help express their opinions as well as ideas.
Secular Student Alliance
President: Mallory Sunshine                   
Advisor: Melissa Flora 
The club’s primary objector is to promote friendly discussion of secular and non-religious issues, such as church and state separation and non-theism, and scientific subjects, such as evolution. The club also seeks to provide a community for non-theistic students, such as atheists and agnostics.
Single Parents Association
President: Jenny Oh           
Advisor: Racquel Schonefeld
The purpose of this club shall be to create an environment where single parents can share resources and help each other emotionally and mentally through support and activities. We understand that being a single parent, or a parent in general, is hard emotionally, mentally and financially.
Student Activist Club
President: Jane E. Harvey-Doorn
Advisor:  Heather Benes
​The purpsoe of this club/organization shall be to exercise one's right to freedon of speech and taking an active role on important social issues.
Student Nurses' Association
President:  Brenda Dion
Advisor:  Sarah Fry
The purpose of this organization is to promote academic excellence within our student body while promoting the nursing profession and well-being of our community.
Student Veterans Organization
President: Jeramy Nussbaum
Advisor:  Antoine Clerc
The Student Veterans Organization is a social organization geared towards veterans, we provide support and resources for student veterans at CoD. While being an active chapter of Student Veterans of America.
President:  Gabriela Hernandez
Advisor:  Tula Marin
The purpose of this organization is to promote transfer opportunities for our members, and conduct community service in the Coachella Valley.







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Created at 12/22/2011 8:10 AM by Mike Hadley
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