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Club/Organization Name
Active Minds at COD
President: Chris Hernandez
Advisor: Denise Diamond
(760) 776-1309                     
Advisor: Linda Emerson (760) 776-7267
Active Minds at COD's purpose is to increase awareness of the students, faculty, and staff at College of the Desert about mental health and the stigmas behind them.
Alas Con Futuro
President:  Minerva Montane      
Advisor:  Tula Marin (760) 774-0450
Advisor:  Jose Simo (760) 776-7356                      
Alas Con Futuro is committed to providing moral support and promoting the educational growth and goals of each of its members, facilitating information on financial resources, educating our community regarding current educational opportunities for undocumented students, and bringing awareness to the larger community about AB 540, Cal Dream Act, Deferred Action, and immigration changes.
Art Club
President:  Jennifer Jurgens                    
Advisor:  Lisa Soccio (760) 776-7377
The purpose of this organization shall be to raise awareness of and promote involvement in arts activities on campus and in the community.
Biology Club
President:  Dana Dukovan                        
Advisor:  Robert Rosteck (760) 776-7284                   
Advisor:  Anthony Tesch (760) 776-7274                   Advisor:  Alexa Sawa       (760) 776-7276
The ultimate mission of the Biology Club is to provide students with information and support that will aid them in attaining their goal of becoming professionals. It will illustrate the various biology-related career options that are available, through presentations by various experts in our community. The Biology Club will provide students with opportunities for expanding their personal growth and experience in the biology-related field of their choice. Finally, it will provide an environment in which biology students can interact with other students of similar interests.
Calculus Club
President:  Addican T. Hatch             
Advisor:  Jorge Perez  760-346-8041 Ext. 5739
The purpose of the Calculus Club is to expand the knowledge and appreciation of advanced mathematics.  To assist people in pursuit of mathematical opportunities or engagement.
COD American Sign Language Club
President:  Ellis Rodriguez                
Advisor:  Liisa Mendoza (760) 773-2556
The purpose of this organization shall be to improve and foster communication between the hearing and the Deaf communities through American Sign Language and awareness of Deaf Culture.
COD Architecture Club (CODAC)
President:  Janet Hernandez                                         Advisor:  Bert Bitanga (760) 776-7236
The purpose of this Organization shall be to stimulate an interest and understanding of architecture and the environment.
COD Dramatic Arts Co.
President: Liridana Leti                           
Advisor:  Russell Dean (760)776-7370                        Advisor:  J.W. Lawe (760)776-1310
COD Dramatic Arts Company's purpose is to stimulate art interest and appreciation for the theater arts at College of the Desert, as well as the community.
COD Friends of the Earth
President: Katrina Clarke                  
Advisor: Jay Lewenstein (760)346-8041 Ext. 5637
COD Friends of the Earth's purpose is to develop meaningful leadership skills, the members strive to develop important interpersonal skills that will spur their growth in the class room and in the professional world.
COD History Association
President: Rebecca Grantham                      
Advisor: Oceana Collins
(760)346-8041 Ext.5768                                                      
Advisor:  Rebecca Simpson (760)346-8041 Ext. 5613
The purpose of the COD History Association is to learn, educate, and promote the importance and relevance of history through activities, while engage club members, COD students and the surrounding community.
Desert Ecologic Club
President: Missy Hewitt-Boyd           
Advisor: Kurt Leuschner (760)776-7285                 Advisor:  Candice Webber (760)776-7285
Desert Ecologic Club is dedicated to learning about conservation, ecology, and the preservation of the natural resources within our communities.
Early Childhood Education Club
President: Michelle Hilario                         
Advisor:  Donna Greene (760) 776-7398                Advisor:  Anthony Verive (760)346-8041 Ext. 5919
The purpose of Early Childhood Education club is to provide professional development for future teachers, specific to early childhood education. Acquainting pre-service teachers with the support available from professors of early childhood education.
Fostering Knowledge
President: Julian Alcantar            
Advisor: Fred Sangiorgio (760)776-7345
The purpose of this organization shall be to foster lasting academic, professional, and personal development for former and current foster youth by expanding their access to crucial financial resources, increasing their awareness of existing resources at their disposal, and by removing any impediments to their success they are capable of.
Gay Straight Alliance
President: John Zepeda                           
Advisor:  Lee Ann Weaver
Advisor:  Rebecca Hertsgaard (760) 346-8041 Ext. 5776
The purpose of the Gay Straight Alliance is to initiate education programs and functions which enable LGBTQ students become aware of and involved in our college and community, to engage in and support activities, both on and off campus, which are directed toward social consciousness and the intellectual, emotional and physical well-being and liberation of all LGBTQ people.
President Heidi Cronshagen                   
Advisor:  Melissa Flora (760)776-7392
The purpose of GeekDom is to show that though diversity of interests that a common love of pop culture can be found within one group.
Glee Club of College of the Desert
President: Jocelyn Johnson                  
Advisor: Rebecca Hertsgaard (760)346-8041 Ext. 5776
The purpose of this organization shall be to help students learn concept of musical performance, singing adaptation of music, and teamwork within the confines of lyrical expression.
Health Occupation Students of America  (HOSA)
President:  Anthony Lee                       
Advisor:  Wendy Ansley
Advisor:  Betty Baluski   (760)776-7294                    
The mission of HOSA is to enhance the delivery of compassionate, quality health care by providing opportunities for knowledge, skill, and leadership development of all health science technology education students, therefore, helping students to meet the needs of the health care community.
International Club
President:  Mariam Abdallah                              
Advisor:  Lisa McFadden (760)776-7499
The purpose of this organization shall be to introduce foreign cultures to the American culture while bringing international students closer to the American way of living. Representing all international students on the COD campus in student government matter and assisting international students with personal and academic concerns.
M.E.Ch.A of COD
President: Yolanda Moreno Avila                
Advisor: Kathlyn Enciso (760)776-7362 
The purpose is to raise political, social, and cultural awareness through intellectual activism. We are on a consciousness- raising journey to empower ourselves in order to strengthen our connections to our heritage and our roots as a means of giving back to the community.
President: Todor Nikolov                      
Advisor: Carl Farmer (760)776-7455
The purpose of this organization shall be to promote science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) to the college students and offer guidance to those seeking careers in the STEM fields.
President:  Garrett Stevens                            
Advisor:  Ed Reed (760)776-7321
Our objective is to help create a safe, drug free, clean gaming environment. Most "gamers" are introverts and by sharing a common interest we help build social skills, friendships, and help express their opinions as well as ideas.
President: Arturo Castellanos Jr.                                                  Advisor: Ruth Nolan (760)776-7408
Props 2 Poetry is a club where poetry lovers and poets alike can come together to share life, love, and pain. We encourage self-expression through words in various forms of poetry. We will also look to the past to analyze poetry from some of the greatest poets throughout time.
Support and Education for Local Music & Arts (SELMA) "SELMAGROWS COD"
President:  Jonathan Ybarra             
Advisor:  Cathrine E. Levitt (760)346-8041 Ext. 5840
The main purpose of the Selma Grows COD club is to support the creation of careers that preserve cultural integrity by providing a localized showcase system of music and arts education opportunities.
Scholarship Club
President: Debra J. Rapp                                                
Advisor: Eve-Marie Andrews (760)773-2503
The purpose of this club is to inform potential students of scholarships and the process of applying for them. Holding fundraisers to earn money to award
Secular Student Alliance
President: Dusty Knapp                    
Advisor: Jorge Perez  (760)346-8041 Ext. 5798
The purpose of this organization is to provide a community for non-theistic students such as agnostics and atheists, as well as to promote friendly discussion of secular and non-religious issues, such as separation of church and state and non- theism, along with scientific subjects.
Student Nurses' Association
President:  Rick St. Claire                 
Advisor:  Sarah Fry (760)776-7225
The purpose of this organization is to promote academic excellence within our student body while promoting the nursing profession and well-being of our community.
Student Veterans Organization
President: Tim Castro                 
Advisor:  C. Douglas Kroll
Advisor:  Antoine Clerc  (760)346-8041 Ext. 5526
The Student Veterans Organization is a social organization geared towards veterans, we provide support and resources for student veterans at CoD. While being an active chapter of Student Veterans of America.
President: Yanet Cortez              
Advisor: Scott Cooper (760)636-7972
The purpose of this organization is to promote transfer opportunities for our members, and conduct community service in the Coachella Valley.