Campus Life & Leadership
Arts and Sciences, room 113
The mission of Campus Life and Leadership at MCC-Blue River is to complement the academic program and enhance the sense of community on campus. The goal is accomplished by providing opportunities for students to develop, implement and participate in social, cultural, intellectual, recreational, governmental, leadership development and community service programs and events. These co-curricular experiences provide students with leadership skills that can be utilized in future educational, community and professional work environments.
Campus Life and Leadership sponsors leadership and other activities throughout the year. For more information on specific clubs and organizations, opportunities for involvement or how to start a club or organization, contact us.
Your participation is valuable to us and we encourage you to take an active part in campus life.
Student Government is a great way to learn leadership skills while contributing to the quality of life on campus. As a representative, you will bring forth student perspectives to decision makers within the faculty, staff, and administrators. The SGA also approves funding for all student clubs, encourages participation from all students in campus activities, and serve on college committees. The SGA will also be responsible for many activities on campus.
Student Activities Council (SAC)
Advisor: Richard Monroe | Richard.Monroe@mcckc.edu | 816.604.6636
Phi Theta Kappa (PTK)
Phi Theta Kappa is the international honor society of two-year colleges. Students are invited to join after attaining an overall 3.5 GPA in 12 hours of college credit, but may also participate in activities as provisional members until they become eligible for membership. Active members have opportunities to develop leadership skills, participate in academic enrichment activities, and develop friendships with fellow Phi Theta Kappa members from all over the country. Membership also qualifies students for many transfer scholarships reserved for Phi Theta Kappa members.
Student Ambassadors are representatives of the student body and hosts to college visitors. Ambassadors work with faculty, staff, students, and the community to promote MCC-Blue River.
Grant Moritz | firstname.lastname@example.org | 816.604.6532
Christian Challenge is a campus ministry at Blue River. Challenge is all about students helping students follow Jesus. Interested in receiving text updates on Challenge news & events? Text "ChallengeMe" (without the quotes) to 781.728.9542.
Kimberley Brown | Kimberly.Brown@mcckc.edu | 816.604.6642
Chemistry Club (ACS)
Be a part of the most prestigious scientific professional association in the world. Find out ways to Grow your network, access premium content, and accelerate your career with ACS.
Interested in learning more about the growing cybersecurity field? The cybersecurity Club provides students who are interested in cybersecurity with the technical resources needed to advance their career in computer security.
Brian Hurley | Brian.Hurley@mcckc.edu | 816.604.6659
The club meets to socialize and share gaming activities and experiences. Other opportunities within the GamerZ Club is Cosplay and Geek Culture, as well as board games.
DeAnna Skedel | DeAnna.Skedel@mcckc.edu | 816-604-6664
MCC LEADS Academy
This program is designed to create and sustain a cohesive culture of lifelong leadership development training, and education. There is an option to work through this program online or in-person. MCC-BR seeks to empower students to become leaders by facilitating opportunities for intentional learning, self reflection and leadership skill development.
Richard Monroe | Richard.Monroe@mcckc.edu | 816.604.6636
Metropolitan Chorale of Kansas City
This choir is composed of students taking choir for credit as well as community choir members. The choir meets Tuesday evenings 7:15-9:00 p.m. The choir is involved in various performances throughout the year.
Dr. Rebecca Johnson | Rebecca.Johnson@mcckc.edu | 816.604.6508
Peer mentoring is available this semester for students to use. Peer mentoring can help in many areas such as help with time organization, conflict management, among other skills! Get some support from your peers! If you are interested in becoming a peer mentor, contact the advisor for more information!
Courtney Yount McGinnis | Courtney.YountMcGinnis@mcckc.edu | 816.604.6536
Pre-Health Profession Society
The club meets to provide information, resources, and opportunities that introduce students to the world of healthcare.
Shari Harden | Shari.Harden@mcckc.edu | 816.604.6667
Veteran’s Club of MCC-BR
The club provides support for veterans to talk about the transition from military to civilian life and raises awareness at MCC-Blue River about what it is like to serve in the military.
Hacky Sack Society
The purpose of the hacky sack club is to provide opportunities for students to meet new people on campus (other students, staff, and faculty), to have a greater sense of belonging while developing a new skill, and to have fun! The Hacky Sack Society will be visible to others on campus, which will hopefully contribute to a fun and welcoming campus culture. Anyone is welcome to join in the hack circle!
The goals of the Science Club are to provide students with discussions of scientific topics, study groups, and scientific presentations. Students will also promote the sciences by speaking to local schools and by holding science fairs.
This club aims to provide a safe space for members to discuss issues of diversity, to promote acceptance for others with differing sexual orientations, and to educate the community.