Student Activities, Clubs and Organizations
Expand Your Experience
Student Life at Minneapolis College is centered in our vibrant Helland Center, which offers a student health clinic, study and meeting spaces, and a 2-story multi-purpose entertainment space that extends into Loring Park, the College theater as well as a space on the 1st floor that we intend to renovate in the coming year.
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, the bike maintenance fix-it station and Student Tech Services.
Learn more about Minneapolis College's campus programs and clubs:
- Addiction Counseling Club
- Computer Club
- Computer Software Support
- DECA Club (formerly Business Club)
- Math Club
- Minneapolis College Photo Club
- Skills USA
- Student Design Collective
- Student Nurses Association
- American Sign Language Club
- Anime Club
- Black Student Union
- Bike Collective
- BodyTalk Club
- Campus Recreation and Wellness
- Chess Club
- Community Development Club
- Campus Crusade for Christ Chapter Club
- International Home
- Muslim Student Association
- Open Mic Collective
- Philosophy Club
- Raíces Unidas
- Soccer Club
- Students Against Hunger and Homelessness
- Students for Sensible Drug Policy
- Student Veterans Association
- Three Legged Frog Environmental Group
- United Nations of Indian Tribes for Education (UNITE)
- Urban Farm Collective
If you are interested in learning more about Student Life, please contact us at 612-659-6761 or Student Life.
If you are looking for a musical ensemble to perform with, consider our Choir or Jazz Ensemble. Our diverse student population is reflected in our global and multicultural approach to music. Students may register for credit by using the listed course designators (such as MUSL 1330) or may participate without credit by contacting the appropriate director, listed below the ensemble descriptions.
The Minneapolis College Jazz Ensemble (MUSC 1340) 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 Tuesdays from 7:00 p.m. – 8:40 p.m. in F2600.
For more information about the instrumental ensembles, contact the director: Joel Sundseth.
The Minneapolis College, College Choir (MUSC 1310)* is made up of members of the Minneapolis College 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 12:00 p.m. – 1:15 p.m. in F.2700.
For more information about the choirs, contact the director: Elizabeth Pauly.
*Note: Students seeking credit for the Fall 2019 and Spring 2020 semesters should register for Vocal Ensemble (MUSC 1320)
- Phi Theta Kappa
Students with a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.3 and 12 college level credits earned at Minneapolis College 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:
- Student ID number
- Full name (include middle initial)
- Permanent address
- Email address
Become a part of campus life at Minneapolis College! If you want to join a current club or activity or start your own, please review the list of current student clubs below and/or look at the steps below on how to start your own club. You can also email Student Life or contact us at 612-659-6761 with any questions or concerns.
Current Student Clubs
- 3 Legged Frog | advisors: Cathy Geist & Jenny Sippel
- Addiction Counseling Club | advisor: Bayla McDougal
- American Sign Language Club | advisor: Holly Baker
- Anime Club | advisor: Richard Gabatino
- Bike Collective | advisor: Jason Cussler
- Black Student Union | advisor: Arcelle Taylor
- BodyTalk | advisors: Melissa Schultz & Jalex Lor
- DECA Club (formerly Business Club) | advisor: Jason Cussler
- Campus Crusade for Christ Chapter | advisor: Jacques Beech
- Cheer Club | advisor: Oana Zayic
- Chess Club | advisor: Haile Haile
- Choir | advisor: Elizabeth Pauly
- City College News | advisor: Ben Lathrop
- Computer Software Support (formerly STS) | advisor: Brian Huilman
- Cyber Defense | advisor: Brian Huilman
- Math Club | advisor: Haile Haile
- MCTC Photo Club | advisor: Timothy Gray
- Open Mic Collective | advisor: Joel Sundseth
- Phi Theta Kappa | advisors: Katrina Edenfeld, Izzy Dircio
- Philosophy Club | advisor: Bernard Walker
- PRIDE | advisor: Jerry Kramer
- Raíces Unidas | advisors: Rosa Shannon & Izzy Dircio
- SkillsUSA (activity) | advisor: Hugo Morales
- Soccer Club | advisor: Nelson Perez
- Students Against Hunger & Homelessness | advisor: Lena Jones
- Student Design Collective | advisor: Kjrsten Holt
- Students for Sensible Drug Policy | advisor: Nelson Perez
- Student Life Budget Com | advisor: Tara Martinez
- Student Nurses Association | advisor: Carol Amis
- Student Veterans of America | advisors: Renee Cannon, Alan Ramos
- United Nations of Indian Tribes for Education | advisor: Brooke Hornseth
- Urban Farm Collective | advisor: Nicholas Deacon
- Women in Tech | advisors: Catherine Pham, Kjrsten Holt, Clara James
How to Form a Student Club
New student clubs and organizations at Minneapolis College must be approved by the Student Senate. The Student Senate has the exclusive right to recommend the chartering of clubs and organizations for approval by the College President. Please see Student Senate in H.2903 or Student life Staff on the second floor of the Helland Center if you have questions about the process for chartering a new club.
To create a recognized student club, you will need to follow these steps:
- Fill out the Club Charter Form.
- Have each member, including the President of the club, fill out the Club Member Application form. Each member must fill out an online form and agree to the club/organization expectations, responsibilities and membership policies.
- Politely ask a faculty (or staff member) to advise your club. Student Senate and Student Life can help you identify good candidates to be your club's advisor.
- Create a Governing Document and Club Budget Outline for your club.
- Once your club has submitted the Club Charter Form, the Club Membership Application forms for at least 6 members (including yourself) and have found a club advisor, contact the Student Life department to let them know you are ready to move forward in the club application process.
- Student Life staff will review the Club Charter and Club Member Application forms and pass this information onto the Student Senate Executive Board for review. After this is complete, you will meet with Student Life staff to discuss your club. Please bring your Governing Document & Club Budget Outline to this meeting.
- Attend three Senate meetings (Thursdays from 3-4pm in H.1002). If your club charter application is incomplete or if you need to find an advisor, please do so before the third meeting when the club will be voted on for charter (officially recognized as an active club).
- Once chartered:
- Schedule a meeting with the Student Life Budget Committee (SLBC) to review your budget request previously discussed with Student Life staff. Clubs must be charted for at least one full semester before they can request funds for travel / plan a fair / festival-type event. You can schedule a meeting with the SLBC by contacting the Senate Director of Finance at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Attend Senate General Assembly meetings throughout the semester.
**For Honor Societies: No Honor Societies may induct members without first being a recognized club.
**If the club application is denied, the students may submit an appeal in writing to the Student Activities Coordinator and a final decision will be made by the Director of Student Life within two weeks of the appeal being submitted.
If you have any questions during this process, please feel free to stop by the Student Life Information Desk (2nd floor of Helland Center), contact Student Life or by the Student Life staff offices and we can help!