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City College shows diversity on Club Day

The Queer Straight Alliance was one of the more than 20 different clubs at Club Day's tables.
The Queer Straight Alliance was one of the more than 20 different clubs at Club Day’s tables.

THE FIRST CROP OF the academic year’s interest-based student groups made its introductions to City College in the quad at the fall semester Club Day on
Sept. 26.

Clubs set up information tables and representatives gave brief presentations between live performances by students involved with Sac City Dance & Cheer, City Vets (veterans club) and DiverCity Music & Productions.
Master of ceremonies duties were handled by Jack Jones, secretary of public relations for the Club and Events Board of the Student Associated Council at City College.

“CAEB is in charge of all the events and club activity,” said Jones. “We work with clubs individually. We try to unite clubs.”
CAEB was one of more than 20 groups promoting their goals and activities at the event.

City College’s Club Handbook describes a club’s purpose as providing students with opportunities to share similar interests with peers, provide community service, network with other students and clubs, interact with faculty and staff, create and participate in campus activities and events, learn and apply new skills, and have fun.

The interests represented were as diverse as the student body, ranging from ethnic-based associations to academic focus or ideological beliefs.

Clubs consistently expressed inclusion for all interested individuals, even though many of the groups are based in support of specific cultural backgrounds, such as the Japanese Culture Club, Polynesian Connection Club, Korean Culture Club, Hmong Opportunity Program for Education, Indigenous People’s Club, and Brown Issues.

“We’re there together to discuss the tactical issues such as domestic violence, gang-related [issues]—really anything related to the Latino/Latina community—and we’re trying to be much more aware of the type of situations and try to see what needs solutions,” said business major Xia Thao, a member of Brown Issues.

“[We] went to [Luther] Burbank [High School] and volunteered there at the after school program,” said Thao. “That way [the students] have somebody to talk to.”

Other groups are involved in more academic, technical and professional development themes, including the Electronics Student Association, Susurrus (literary journal), Pathways to Academic Learning and Success, Psychology Club, SciTech Club, Graphic Guild, Puente Project, Business Club, Alianza, and DiverCity Music and Productions.

DMAP’s representative announced the club’s desire to “bring a venue for Sac City artists, songwriters, bands and groups to be able to perform all their stuff live here on campus. We’ve got a
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Sac City Dance and Cheer provided opening entertainment, and singer Jess Love also performed as well as representing City Vets.

“I’m a military police in the U.S. Army. I served eight years and I found out the Vets Club was closed, so I decided to reopen it,” said Love. “Our vets are coming back from war…, and it’s about that time that we recognize them, and I do it through my music.”

Ideological unity was another common theme for clubs, such as Sac City Feminists, Sac City Institute of Religion, Cultural Exchange Club, Intervarsity
Christian Fellowship, Sac City Freethinkers, LDSSA Helping Hands, and the Queer Straight Alliance.

“[The Queer Straight Alliance is] a safe place for students to express themselves without judgment,” said psychology major Yolanda Vargas, CAEB representative and fundraising manager for the Alliance.
“We use the word queer because it’s an umbrella term, and it can be really difficult to include all the letters of the queer alphabet [such as LGBT]. Straight is also because we don’t want to exclude anyone. Queer students understand how that feels,” said Vargas, explaining the club’s title.

Other groups represented were the Fencing Club and City Farm, which uses campus land to learn about city-sustainable agriculture.

“We do seasonal planting, and then we harvest and have a communal meal that we plan around those plants,” said philosophy major Katy Van Ness, treasurer for City Farm.
Any student who is enrolled at City College and has at least nine other students interested in joining can start a club, according to the Club Handbook.

“For a group to be recognized officially— we call it a chartered club—clubs would have to identify a faculty member,” said Chris Torres, student affairs specialist for Student Leadership and Development which administers club charters. “The faculty member primarily supervises the club.”

The makeup of the club consists of two officers, the president and treasurer, who must each be enrolled in at least fiveunits at City College, and eight additional members enrolled in at least half a unit, according to Torres.

More information on the requirements for starting a club can be obtained through CAEB which will be holding its next meeting on Oct. 21 from noon to 1 p.m. in RHN258, and can be contacted at [email protected].

Instructions are also available by contacting Student Leadership and Development, which posts the Club Handbook on its web page at http://www.scc.losrios. edu/Current_Students/Student_Services/ Student_Leadership_and_Develop-ment/Student_Clubs.htm.

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