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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
  • Chamber Ensemble
    The ensemble is for instrumentalists who enjoy playing a variety of works. Participants must provide their instrument with the exception of piano and some percussion. Yolanda Williams is the director of this ensemble.
  • College Choir
    The choir is for all who enjoy singing and are interested in improving their musicianship and vocal skills. Liz Pauly is the director of the choir.
  • Jazz Ensemble
    The Jazz Ensemble is for instrumentalists and vocalists interested in learning how to perform in the Jazz idiom, with a focus on combo/ensemble rather than Big Band repertoire. Yolanda Williams is the director of this ensemble.
  • Theater
    Students may experience live theater as audience members, participants in the production process and as performers. Maxine Klein is the lead Theater faculty.
  • Vocal Ensemble
    The Vocal Ensemble is for experienced choral singers who are interested in performing primarily unaccompanied music. Open by audition. Liz Pauly is the director of this ensemble.
  • Writer's Workshop WANDA

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
  • PRIDE
  • 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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