List of Clubs & Organizations:

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Active Minds
Advisor: Larry Schallert
(661) 362-3259
Office: Student Center, Room 122
Advisor:  Gayle Freund
(661) 362-5259
Office:  Student Center, Room 122
The purpose of Active Minds is to increase the awareness of the students, faculty, and staff at College of the Canyons about issues surrounding mental health, symptoms related to mental health disorders, and mental health resources available on and off campus.
Ad Cats
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Advisor: Bianca Philippi
Ad Cats provides and promotes a better understanding of advertising and of its values; to stimulate and encourage advertising professionalism through advertising education; to apply the skills, creativity, and energy of advertising to help solve social problems; to develop the individual abilities of its members; encourage the development of future leaders in the advertising industry; and to promote fellowship and free exchange of ideas.

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Advisor: Bianca Philippi
The purpose of ADAMANT is to provide our members the means to further their professional development and personal growth through leadership opportunities, training, project participation, and more in the field of marketing.
A.L.A.S. (Association of Latino American Students)
Advisor:  Juan Buriel
(661) 362-3656
Office:  Seco Hall, Room 202F
A.L.A.S. strives for multicultural awareness and to achieve an educational, cultural, social, and political empowerment in each member.  A.L.A.S. is an organization that advocates and inspires that Latino American community at College of the Canyons by bringing awareness to the campus through the members.  The organization also allows students to create resources all throughout the school and allows for community outreach
(661) 362-3042
Office:  Mentry Hall, Room 316
Advisor: Rachael Houghton
(661) 362-3123
Office: Bonelli Hall, Room 318
The objective of the Alpha Delta Nu Nursing Honor Society shall be to recognize the academic excellence of students in the study of Associate Degree Nursing.  The society shall encourage the pursuit of advance degrees in the profession of nursing as well as continuing education as a life-long professional responsibillity.  Additionally, the society shall participate in the recruitment of qualified individuals into the profession of nursing.
Alpha Omega
Advisor:  Victoria Leonard
(661) 362-3441
Office:  Hasley Hall, Room 334
Alpha Omega is designed to meet the unique needs of college students.  We do this through a wide variety of experiences that help college age students nurture a relationship with Christ in a loving community as they navigate the challenges of this life-stage.
American Choral Directors Association
Advisor: Lori Marie Rios
(661) 362-3675
Office: Pico Hall, Room 221
The purpose of the organization is to inspire, motivate, and create future music educators by connecting with the choral arts community.
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Ricardo Rosales
(661) 362-3597
Office: Seco Hall, Room 306B
AMSA is a student governed, national organization committed to promoting active improvement in medical education, involving its members in the social, moral, and ethical obligations of the profession of medicine, assisting in the improvement and understanding of world health problems, and advancing the profession of medicine.

American Sign Language Club
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Advisors: Brittany Applen
(661) 362-3050
Office: Mentry Hall, Room 332
College of the Canyons' American Sign Language Club is dedicated to promoting awareness of deafness, Deaf Culture, and American Sign Language on campus and within the community.  We try to help encourage community members and students to learn American Sign Language and participate in many activities that promote the usage of American Sign Language.  We do this by hosting on campus events and getting involved within the Deaf community.

Anthropology Club
Advisor:  Sarah Etheridge
The Anthropology Club serves as a campus organization that allows any current College of the Canyons student to engage in campus and community events that promote anthropological tenets.  The club engages students in community service projects, field trips, archaelogogical digs, lecture series, and other events that show them the use of anthropology outside of the classroom.


Armenian Students Association
Ruzanna Baytaryan

(661) 362-5916
Office:  Hasley Hall, Room 341
The Armenian Students Association fosters and promotes Armenian culture and heritage to the COC community and strives to form a social and informed Armenian community within College of the Canyons.|

Art Club
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Office: Mentry Hall, Room 310
(661) 362-3651
Office: Mentry Hall, Room 125
The Art Club is a student-run organization that aims to exchange ideas about art and engender a community for our members while creating art and participating in events that will expand their capabilities and allow them to grow.

Advisor:  Claudia Acosta
(661) 362-3530
Office:  Mentry Hall, Room 339
The Association of Latino American Students, or ALAS, strives for multicultural awareness and to achieve an educational, cultural, social, and political empowerment in each member.  This club advocates and inspires the Latino American community at College of the Canyons by bringing awareness to the campus through its members and community outreach.
Astronomy and Physics Club
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Advisor: Teresa Ciardi
(661) 362-3680
Office: Seco Hall, Room 306C
The purpose of the Astronomy and Physics Club is to promote interest in the Astronomy and Physics programs offered at the college.  We provide a fun and energetic learning environment for students through tutoring, regular meet-ups, star parties, planetarium shows, group discussions, guest speakers, and more.
Audio Apparatus Dance Crew/Hip Hop Club 
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Advisor: Carmen Dominguez
(661) 362-3116
Office: Pico Hall, Room 225
The organization focuses on the integration of dancers with different styles and musicality to synchronize and interpret the music into a performance.  The purpose of the Audio Apparatus Dance Crew, is to work as a competitive Hip Hop dance team and provide an outlet for those who want to express their love for dance.  Our organization also provides opportunities to those who want to learn more and grow as a dancer.  Our purpose also includes creating an environment where dancers can express their dancing abilities and also provide them with the opportunities to network with the dance community. 
Biology Club
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Dilek Sanver-Wang
(661) 362-3589
Office: Seco Hall, Room 202A
Advisor:  Christopher Ramey

The purpose of the Biology Club is to enhance awareness, enjoyment, teaching and learning of the natural sciences and to support natural science endeavors of the Biology Department, the campus, and our community.
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Advisor: Consuelo Beecher
(661) 362-3290
Office: Seco Hall, Room 306F
The goal of the Chemistry Club is to have fun with chemistry. Activities will include demonstrations, field trips, guest speakers, and outreach. This club is associated with the American Chemical Society.
Civic Engagement Club
Advisor:  Juan Buriel
(661) 362-3656
Office:  Seco Hall, Room 202F
The Civic Engagement Club is dedicated to reaching out to local communities by instilling advocacy, education, and reform.  The goal of the club is to network with others to form mental and moral support by means of leadership to those in need.  The organization serves to work toward a greater sense of purpose and impact meaningful change in our community as well as in the members.

C.O.C. Culinary Club
Advisor:  Cindy Schwanke
(661) 362-3655
Office:  iCue-119
The C.O.C. Culinary Club provides a funa and energentic learning environment for students, including exploring a variety of culinary experiences, fundraising, competitions, and networking.
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Advisor: Robert Maxwell
(661) 362-5962
Office: Seco Hall, Room 207
Advisor:  Stan Wright
(661) 362-3889
Office:  Room Bonelli Hall, Room 324

The COC Accounting & Finance Club was established to aid in the professional development of college students actively interested in accounting, corporate finance, and other related fields.
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Advisor: Ricardo Rosales
(661) 362-3597
Office: Seco Hall, Room 306B
C.H.A.M.S. is a student run organization that provides resources, personal growth, and mentoring to all those seeking a career in the allied health and medical professions.

C.O.C. Honors Club
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Advisor: Lisa Malley
(661) 362-3641
Office: Bonelli Hall, Room 325
The COC Honors Club is the co-curricular extension of the College of the Canyons Honors Program. In addition to keeping its members current on information pertaining to the program and transfer requirements, the club provides honors students with enrichment opportunities that will promote successful transfer to a four-year institution. The club encourages its members to combine academic excellence with active campus and community involvement.

C.O.C. Ice Hockey Club
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Jim Schrage
(661) 362-3222
Our club provides an opportunity for students to become better players through on and off-ice training and competition - in a very intense, yet fun, environment.
The COC Songwriting Club brings fellow musicians together who wish to collaborate, write, and explore different genres of music together as a group.  Our goal is to produce new music as a team as well as perform and learn about the business side of the music industry.
C.O.C. Speech and Debate Society
Advisor:Michael Leach
(661) 362-3654
Office: Seco Hall, Room 312C
The C.O.C. Speech and Debate Society provides students an opportunity to improve their public speaking skills by creating and presenting their own speeches in state/nationwide forensics competitions.
Advisor: Sarah Ehrsam
(661) 362-3377
Office: East P.E., Room 3
The C.O.C. Sports Medicine Club exists to provide and promote a better knowledge and understanding of the field of Sports Medicine and the career options available.  It also provides opportunities for networking which is vital to success in this field.  To be eligible for membership, students must have previously taken or be currently enrolled in KPET 210, 210L, or 212.
(661) 362-3512
Office:  ECE
The C.O.C. Student Union Club strives to provide students with enrichment opportunities that promote professional development by teaching students how to lobby for improviements in education and how to organize community service projects.
Advisor: Victoria Leonard
(661) 362-3441
Office: Hasley Hall, Room 334
The Communication Studies Club is committed to advancing the understanding of the field of Communication Studies and the career opportunities available for graduates.

Advisor: James Bible
The purpose of the Computer Science Club is to create a welcoming community for all students interested in computer science.  It is a club for general interest, as well as growth in computer related skills and professional networking.


Cougar Classics
Advisor:  Morgan Cole
(661) 362-3571
Office:  Seco Hall, Room 305C
Cougar Classics is a classic car club for any students who own or are interested in cars or other vehicles which they consider a classic.


Office:  Aliso Lab, Room 206
The Engineering Club will serve as a supplement to the general engineering coursework and help students gain practical experience in engineering related disciplines through application.
Advisor:  Ron Mita
The Film Club offers opportunities for interested students to collaborate and learn all aspects of filmmaking.


Advisor:  Keith Kawamoto
(661) 362-3497
Office:  Seco Hall, Room 210
The purpose of the Firefighters of Tomorrow is to prepare members for the application process for the firefighter position through means of resume building, written test preparation, understanding physical demands of a firefighter, oral interview practice, building of self confidence, and keeping up to date on fire department news.

(661) 362-5926
Office: Seco Hall, Room 207
Stan Wright
(661) 362-3889
Office: Bonelli Hall, Room 324
Future Business Leaders of America - Phi Beta Lambda is an international organization of college students preparing for careers in business and business related fields.  Our mission is to bring business and education together in a positive working relationship through innovative leadership and career development programs.  Members will have the opportunity to develop leadership skills, network with business leaders and members across the nation, learn vital communication skills, and compete in over 55 events demonstrating business knowledge and skills.

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Advisors: Renee Marshall
(661) 362-3731
Office: Early Childhood Building
The Future Educators Club is for all students who are interested in a career in education.  Club members plan and provide workshops and activities that assist students in reaching their educational and vocational goals.

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Anne Marenco
(661) 362-3685
Office: Seco Hall, Room 303
Kathryn Coleman
Thea Alvarado
The Gamma Beta Phi Society is an honors society that places an emphasis on volunteer work towards the community.  We help students make friendly connections all the while providing them with opportunities to get involved in the community.
Gay-Straight Alliance Club
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Emily Prior
John Anderson
Giana Cicchelli
The purpose of the GSA is to lessen the isolation that LGBTQ individuals might otherwise experience by providing a sense of community and space for both LGBTQ and straight members. The GSA aims to establish a social network where member's identities are respected. By gay and straight individuals working together, GSA members can inspire equality and promote awareness of diversity.

Geography Club
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Advisor:  Mary Bates
(661) 362-5054
Office:  Boykin Hall, Room 114
Advisor:  Jason Burgdorfer

The purpose of the Geography Club is to bring Geography majors and outdoor/travel enthusiasts together in California.  The Geography Club strives to educate the community about the Earth and the diversity of the peoples that inhabit it through outdoor and cultural activities.

Geology Club
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AdvisorJason Burgdorfer
Advisor: Jenni Pavia

The Geology Club at College of the Canyons brings together students, and people of like minds, more specifically in the earth Sciences, for the better understanding and appreciation of geology in our everyday lives.


Grad Club
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Phoebe Gimple
Advisor: Erica Lara
(661) 362-3098
Office:  Aliso Lab, Room 114E

The Grad Club has been established to provide students seeking to pursue graduate degrees in science, medicine, and/or any other science discipline with workshops, guest speakers, demonstrations, discussions, and field trips to California universities offering graduate schools.  Our intention is to create more competitive candidates by introducing the procedures and experiences needed to enter higher education institutes.  Scholarships are also offered to active members to encourage academic achievement.

Hands on Earth Club
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Advisor: Jeannie Chari
(661) 362-3383
Office: Mentry Hall, Room 308

The purpose of Hands on Earth is to provide students with outdoor group experiences, to foster awareness of biodiversity through extracrricular sustainable practices, to provide a positive setting for the exchange of outdoor knowledge and experiences, and to educate and create in its members, an awareness, interest, and understanding of the importance of appreciating and preserving our environment.

History Club
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Advisor: Brent Riffel
(661) 362-3151
Office: Boykin Hall, Room 309
Co-Advisor:  Gregory Shrout
The History Club provides educational and social opportunities for students through themed discussions and historically themed events.
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Advisor:  Anh Nguyen
(661) 362-3265
Office:  Student Support Center, Room 123
Advisor: Patricia Garcia
(661) 362-3567
Office:  Canyons Hall, Room 228
The International Student Association is a club that provides a place for international students to get together and share their experiences of living in the United states, their countries, and cultures.  All students of COC are welcome to join whether you're an international student or American!
Invisible Disabilities Education and Support (IDEAS)
Advisor:  Phil Gussin
(661) 362-3708 
Office:  Pico Hall, Room 222
The purpose of IDEAS is to educate students about the different types of invisible illnesses and how it affecgs people differently.  The club is also aimed at providing support for students who are going through similar situations.
K.E.E. Club
Advisor:  Graciela Martinez
(661) 362-3456
The purpose of the I.E.E. Club is to assist students who are striving to improve their future, who want to provide productive activities for themselves and their family, and to provide a community for students with similar circumstances.
Office: Boykin Hall, Room 214
LDSSA enables students to participate in an Instriute of Religion course, based on the LDS faith.  Participants enjoy lunch and the company of fellow students who share similar beliefs.  All are welcome regardless of religion or beliefs.  The course involved a study of the scriptures and the words of church leaders, along with a club discussion.   
Math Club
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Advisor: James Gilmore
(661) 362-5914
The purpose of the Math Club is to discover how math is involved in different aspects of life, to explore mathematical ideas and concepts that are not discussed in COC classes, to introduce applications of math in different fields, to develop critical thinking and problem solving skills with the help of guest speakers which may be emphasized by solving contest problems.
M.E.A. Premiere Club
(661) 362-5038
Office:  Mentry Hall, Room 220
The M.E.A. Premiere Club supports COC students pursuing careers in the Arts, media and Entertainment industries, with the support and cooperation of the Media Entertainment Arts Department.
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Advisor: Alejandro Alonzo Morales
Advisor:  Sylvia Tran
Advisor: Rachael Rodriguez
(661) 362-3053
Office: Canyons Hall, Room 128

The purpose of the Military Club is to educate veterains, dependents, service members, and anyone interested in VA benefits, social and professional networking, and create a community of support for all military related groups.

Model United Nations Club
Advisor: Phil Gussin
(661) 362-3708
Office: Pico Hall, Room 3708
The Model United Nations Club is an academic simulation of the United Nations that aims to educate participants about current events, topics in international relations, diplomacy, and the United Nations agenda.  Students role-play as diplomats representing a country in a simulated session of the United Nations.

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Advisor: Tina Waller
(661) 362-3154
Office: Aliso Lab, Room 323A

Advisor: Anh Vo
(661) 362-3702
Office: Bonelli Hall, Room 338
The National Student Nurses Association is comprised of nursing students all over the United States.  The COC chapter is represented by the students who are part of the College of the Canyons Nursing Program.  The organization involves activities such as fundraising, mentor-mentee program, and other organized events that may help nursing students get through nursing school and move forward towards their chosen career path - registered nursing. 

Advisor: Diana Stanich
(661) 362-3208
Office:  East PE, Room 124
The purpose of Inertia Initiative is to write, produce, and perform dance choreography and freestyle dance at College of the Canyons.  The club will also train and condition dancers as needed to enhance student's quality of life and ability to perform said purpose.
Parallax Photo Club
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Wendy Brill-Wynkoop
(661) 362-3318
Mentry Hall, Room 123
Advisor:  Lee White
Parallax is an organization that mobilizes students to discuss and exchange techniques, ideas, collaborations, and the general promotion of fine art photography through multiple principles and mediums.


Phi Theta Kappa (Honor Society)
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Advisor: Miriam Golbert
(661) 362-5927
Office: Aliso Lab, Room 211
The purpose of Phi Theta Kappa shall be to recognize and encourage scholarship among two-year college students. To achieve this purpose, Phi Theta Kappa shall provide opportunity for the development of leadership and service, for an intellectual climate for exchange of ideas and ideas, for lively fellowship for scholars, and for stimulation of interest in continuing academic excellence.
Physician Assistant Student Club
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Advisor:  Jeffrey Roy
The Physician Assistant Student Club is organized of pre-Physician Assistant students who share the same goal of working in health care.  Our goal is to build a community of Physician Assistant students and provide guidance towards becoming a physician assistant.

(661) 362-3708
Office:  Pico Hall, Room 222
The purpose of the Political Science Club is to discuss politics occurring around the world from a non-partisan point of view.

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Advisor: Deanna Riveira
(661) 362-5907
Office: Seco Hall, Room 305B
Tammy Mahan
(661) 362-5802
Office: Mentry Hall, Room 218 
Psi Beta is a national honor society for two-year community colleges. Psi Beta is committed to the development of psychology students through promotion and recognition of excellence in scholarship, leadership, research, and community service.

Psychology Club
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Advisor:Tammy Mahan
(661) 362-5802
Office: Mentry Hall, Room 212
The Psychology Club is dedicated to advancing the knowledge of psychology and highlighting career opportunities in psychology for both psychology majors and non-majors.

Advisor: Victoria Leonard
(661) 362-3441
Office: Hasley Hall, Room 334
Co-Advisor:  Lea Gilinets

The mission of the Sigma Chi Eta Honor Society is to recognize, promote, and reward excellent scholastic achievement in Communication Studies; to foster interest in and provide opportunities for exchange of ideas in the field of communication; and to explore the field for options for four-year transfer students or those entering the workforce.
Advisor:  Ruth Rassool
The purpose of Sigma Kappa Delta to to confer distinction of high achievement in English language and literature in undergraduate students, to provide cultural stimulation on college campus, and to promote interest in literature and the English language in surrounding communities.
Advisor:  Morgan Cole
Advisor: Phoebe Gimple
Sigma Zeta is an honors society for those in the varying studies of science and mathematics.  Devoted to the recognition of the achievements of exceptional students and the creation of a nationwide network of aspiring scientists and mathematicians.
SNAC (Student Nutrition & Wellness Advocates at COC)
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Advisor: Sheri Barke
(661) 362-3244
Office: Student Center, Room 122
SNAC is a student group committed to promoting health and wellness on campus and in the community, with a particular focus on promoting healthy eating, physical activity, stress management, and body image via education, outreach, and environmental action.


Society of Professional Hispanic Engineerings (SHPE)
Advisor:  Eric Lara
(661) 362-3098
Office:  Aliso Lab, Room 114E
The chapter's objective is to create a partnership with the MESA Program and the SHPE (Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers) national organization, to provide services to students who are interested in the areas of math, science, engineering, and computer science.  The chapter will offer social and networking opportunities for career development, provide information about internships, scholarships, out-of-state and local conferences, guest speakers, and organize field trips to university campuses and companies.

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Advisor: Anne Marenco
(661) 362-3685
Office: Seco Hall, Room 303
Co-Advisors: Thea Alvarado and Kathryn Coleman

The Sociology Club provides students with a forum to explore sociological issues. The club emphasizes the process of learning through the investigation and analysis of sociological phenomena.
Student Success Club
Advisor:  Dora Lozano
(661) 362-3273
Office:  Student Support Center, Room 117
Advisor:  Paty Medina
The purpose of the Student Success Club is to inspire and motivate EOPS/CARE/CalWORKs students and club members to achieve their educational goals, to help develop leadership and communication skills for college and careers, and to inspire and motivate educational as well as social growth and understanding among all College of the Canyons students.

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Advisor: Pierre Etienne
(661) 362-3069
Office: Bonelli Hall, Room 337
The SUMMIT International Club's goal is to teach students about different cultures and people around the world through guest speakers, food, field trips, and interaction through the college's international student population.

Advisor: Jia-Yi Cheng Levine
(661) 362-5806
Office: Hasley Hall, Room 332
TED is a club that encourages a conversation about sharing ideas to change attitudes, lives, and ultimately the world. It provides a platform for intellectual exchanges and is an open community towards inspired thinking. The club strives to create a dialogue for culturing a global perspective within its local community of Santa Clarita, California, and ultimately the world.

Last updated 5/26/2016