Campus Life & Leadership
Campus Center, room 130
So, you want to get involved ...
Listed below are just a few of the activities we offer through the Campus Life & Leadership office.
Please stop by to check out more of the activities we have to offer.
Allied Health Student Group
The Allied Health Student Group brings together students interested in Allied Health related careers (Nursing, Dental Hygiene, Pre-Med, Respiratory Therapist, Pharmacist, etc.), with the purpose of making connections with students in these programs, colleges and other persons or places related to Allied Health professions.
Advisor: Jason Thornley, D.C. | 816.604.2072
Campus Activities Board
The Campus Activities Board (CAB) is an organization affiliated with the Campus Life and Leadership office to provide the Longview campus entertaining and educational activities.
Advisor: Sarah Schmidt | 816.604.2382
The Longview Chess Club promotes the game of chess by appropriate means, including, but not limited to, holding regular meetings, the organization of tournaments, teaching chess in local schools, and sending teams to major intercollegiate and amateur tournaments.
Advisor: Bridget Gold | 816.604.2206
Green Living & Action Club
The club intends to act as a conduit for students to explore green living practices (gardening, composting, plastic reduction techniques, etc.), and to take action with local environmental issues (stream clean ups, water treatment facility trips, etc.). The club also intends to act as a conduit for students to learn about current environmental issues.
InterVarsity Christian Fellowship (ICF)
InterVarsity Christian Fellowship establishes and advances at MCC-Longview witnessing communities of students and faculty who follow Jesus as Savior and Lord; growing in love for God, God’s Word, God’s people of every ethnicity and culture and God’s purpose in the world.
Longview Student Ambassadors
LVSA is an opportunity for students to enhance their leadership talents and public relations skills by participating in recruitment activities alongside the admissions office. LVSA members are highly regarded for their professionalism, leadership, and unique perspective as an MCC student.
These qualities are demonstrated through participation in the following activities, taking prospective students on engaging campus tours, presenting their positive experiences at an event, and working with faculty, staff, students, and the community as an advocate for the staff, students, and the community as an advocate for the exceptional educational opportunities available at MCC-Longview.
If interested in joining LVSA, please complete an application, available in the MCC-Longview Admissions Office. Interviews are conducted on an as-needed basis.
Advisor: Janey Stephens | 816.604.2246
National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI)
The purpose of NAMI is to provide peer support, share common experiences, and connect with one another for people living with mental illness.
The National Society of Leadership and Success (NSLS)
NSLS is an organization that helps people discover and achieve their goals. This is done by offering life-changing lectures from the nation's leading presenters and a community where like-minded, success-oriented individuals come together and help one another succeed.
NSLS also serves as a powerful force of good in the greater community by encouraging and organizing action to better the world. Students are selected by invitation only for membership based on either academic standing or leadership potential.
Advisor: Christine Atkinson | 816.604.2122
The Performers Studio
The mission of the MCC-Longview Performers Studio is to provide a production and performance safe space for student voices, both verbal and nonverbal, by encouraging the exploration, creation and execution of artistic, cultural, and socially relevant performance art that speaks to the values of a free, creative and diverse multi-cultural society, as a way of studying how people move through the world as individuals, construct identity, and build community together by creating art through performance, exhibiting an understanding of how that performance art creates culture, and realizing how that culture enhances, facilitates and empower a free and open society.
Advisor: Keith Townsend | 816.604.2107
Phi Theta Kappa
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. Kappa Tau, MCC-Longview's chapter, is very active on campus and in the community and has won international recognition for its members and projects.
Advisor: Keet Kopecky | 816.604.2353
Rotaract provides an opportunity for young men and women to enhance the knowledge and skills that will assist them in their personal development, to address the physical and social needs of their communities, and to promote better relations between all people worldwide through a framework of friendship and service.
Advisor: Margaret Berter | 816.604.2614
Student Government Association (SGA)
Serving as the link between students and administration, Student Government works in the best interest of the student body to address pertinent student needs and administrative policies. They work to promote mutual understanding between students, faculty, and the administration. Members are elected by the student body and serve a one-academic-year term. Applications for Student Government are accepted in the fall and spring semesters.
Advisor: Christine Atkinson | 816.604.2122
The purpose of this organization shall be to openly discuss, promote solutions for, and educate the public on the effect of climate change on Lee’s Summit and the greater Kansas City area. These discussions shall be optimistic and the solutions shall focus on addressing the most impacted communities first.
Advisor: John Shively | 816.604.2325
The Longview True Colors club brings lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning (LGBTQ) students and straight allies together to meet new people, hang out and have fun in a safe and supportive environment. We coordinate both social and educational programs to foster a positive and realistic image of the LGBTQ community, and to ensure all students at MCC-Longview experience a welcoming and affirming learning environment.
True Colors brings together students of different sexual and gender identities to fight homophobia on campus and in the community. By raising awareness of different sexual and gender identities, linking homophobia with other oppressions and advocating for equal treatment for all students, our organization will help create a school environment free of homophobic, sexual, verbal, and physical harassment.
Advisor: Jennifer Fenton | 816.604.2208
Video Game/Anime Association
The purpose of this club is to enjoy, play, and interact with fellow members in activities that include, video games, and watching anime. Members will get the opportunity to enjoy a range of Video Game & Anime related activities on campus: anime screenings, video game competitions, etc. VGAA is a club dedicated to bringing together students interested in anime and video games.
Advisor: Keith Patton | 816.604.2247
The following clubs have been a part of MCC-Longview's history. Currently they are not active, but if you are interested starting an organization or a club, and leave your legacy by being a leader, please contact the Campus Life and Leadership Office.
The Engineering Club provides a supportive network of people for students with an interest in engineering. The club seeks to broaden both the individuals’ critical thinking skills and sharpen the group’s team-working abilities. The club also researches the working community of existing engineers.
The multicultural club is designed to build global awareness through the exploration of different customs, holidays, food, art, and celebrations from around the world. This club is open to all students and is an opportunity to meet new people, gain knowledge about cultural similarities and differences, and promote diversity awareness.
Student Veteran Association
The mission of SVA is to provide military veterans, active duty service members, reservists, and military dependents with the resources, support, and advocacy needed to accomplish their goals and succeed in higher education.