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Student Life

Student Activities, Clubs and Organizations

Expand Your Experience

Student Life at MCTC is centered in our vibrant Helland Center, which offers a student health clinic, convenience store, study lounge and meeting spaces, and a two-story multi-purpose entertainment space that extends into Loring Park and the College theater.

There is something for everyone!

Expand your college experience beyond the classroom by getting involved in one of the many activities available on campus. A variety of academic, social and special interest clubs and organizations offer exceptional leadership development opportunities. Student groups have helped establish our Student Health Clinic, an Urban Garden, the bike maintenance fix-it station and Student Tech Services. Learn more about MCTC's campus programs and clubs:

Student Government | Student Newspaper | Honor Society

Academic Interest Clubs | Fine Arts Clubs | Special Interest Clubs

Student Government

Student Newspaper

Honor Society

  • Phi Theta Kappa

Students with a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.3 and 12 college level credits earned at MCTC are eligible for membership in Phi Theta Kappa (PTK), which is a national honor society known for academic excellence.

To inquire about membership or eligibility, please send an email to Student Life with the subject line “Phi Theta Kappa membership” and include the following information:

  1. Student ID number
  2. Full name (include middle initial)
  3. Permanent address
  4. Email address

Academic Interest Clubs

  • Addiction Counseling Club
  • Cinema Club
  • Computer Club
  • MCTC Photo Club
  • Science and Engineering Club
  • Skills USA
  • Student Design Collective
  • Student Nurses Association
  • Student Tech Services

Fine Arts Clubs and Activities

Animation Club
Art Club

Music Ensembles

MCTC offers several different musical ensembles for you to choose from. Our diverse student population is reflected in our global and multicultural approach to music. Students may register for credit by using the course designators listed below (such as MUSL 1220), or may participate without credit by contacting the appropriate director, listed below the ensemble descriptions.

Instrumental Ensembles

Chamber Ensemble

The MCTC Chamber Ensemble (MUSL 1230) is for instrumentalists who enjoy learning and performing works composed for chamber groups from a variety of genres and styles including classical, pop, and folk. Participants must provide their instrument with the exception of piano and some percussion. Chamber Ensemble meets Tuesdays from 7:00-9:00 in F2600.

Jazz Ensemble

The MCTC Jazz Ensemble (MUSL 1240) is for instrumentalists who enjoy learning and performing Jazz styles from New Orleans to Fusion with an emphasis on combo, rather than Big Band. Participants must provide their instrument with the exception of piano, amplifiers, and drum trap set. Jazz Ensemble meets Mondays from 5:30-7:30 in F2600.

For more information about the instrumental ensembles, contact the director: Yolanda Williams.


College Choir

The MCTC College Choir (MUSL 1210) is made up of members of the MCTC community who love to sing. No previous musical background is required for membership in this chorus, and there is no need to audition. All you need is a willingness to work hard, a love of music, and a desire to sing with others. The College Choir meets Mondays and Wednesdays from 12:45-2:00 in F2600.

Vocal Ensemble

The MCTC Vocal Ensemble (MUSL 1220) is a choir made up of members of the MCTC community who have some previous musical experience, and want more of a musical challenge. The Vocal Ensemble meets Mondays and Wednesdays from 11:15-12:30 in F2700

For more information about the choirs, contact the director: Elizabeth Pauly. You may also want to check out the choir website.


Students may experience live theater as audience members, participants in the production process and as performers. Maxine Klein is the lead Theater faculty.

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Special Interest Clubs

  • African Student Continental Club
  • American Sign Language Club
  • Bike Collective
  • Campus Recreation and Wellness
  • Ethiopian Student Association
  • Feminists Organizing Change
  • Hapkido Club (Hapkido Martial Arts)
  • Muslim Student Association
  • Philosophy Club
  • Soccer Club
  • Students Against Hunger and Homelessness
  • Student Veterans Association
  • Three Legged Frog environmental group
  • United Nations of Indian Tribes for Education (UNITE)
  • Urban Farm Collective
  • Xicanos Latinos Unidos
  • Yoga Club

If you are interested in learning more about Student Life, please contact us at 612-659-6761 or Student Life.

Current students

If you want to join a current club or activity or start your own, please email Student Life or contact us at 612-659-6761. You can also find us on the 2nd floor of the Helland Student Center. Become part of campus life at MCTC!

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