Active Student Clubs

American Sign Language Club:

President: Teresa Mardrigal

Advisor: Thomas O'grady

Spreading awareness of the deaf community.

Biology Club:

President: Kinsi Peterson

Advisor: Robert Rosteck

Creating opportunities for students to engage in discussions and exchange ideas of all things biology.

Chemistry Club:

President: Noemi Medina

Advisor: Robert Guinn

To provide opportunities to students and develop curiosity for the field of chemistry through career developments, peer support and activities.

College of the Desert Architecture Club (CODAC):

President: Molly Glaab

Advisor: Marina Acosta

Encouraging students through experiential tours, creating opportunities outside of the classroom to grow and expose students to various areas of architecture.


President: Christian Hernandez

Advisor: Martin H. Flores

Advance our students' understanding of computer information systems specifically in regard to cyber security.

COD Desert Automotive Technology Club:

President: Kaden Olson

Advisor: Douglas Redman

Serving all COD students to promote Automotive Technology, leadership, and fostering professional growth and understanding of the auto industry.

COD Planned Parenthood Generation Action Club:

President: Isabella Ibarra

Advisor: Amber Black

To build community for students interested in reproductive justice, and hope to develop organizing and advocacy skills through discussing how we can improve reproductive health access in our own community.

FACES Club (Fashion and Creative Expression of Self):

Advisor: Lynda Shaeps

Bringing together COD students and faculty who have a shared interest in fashion. Organizing and participating in fashion events, activities, and workshops.

Fire & EMS Club:

President: Madeline McQuown

Advisor: Cameron Miller

To develop future fire and EMS professionals in the Coachella Valley.

Future Educators Club:

President: Edna Barragan

Advisor: Maria Avalos

Participate in community service, advocacy, leadership, and educational events at large within COD and the community.

Health and Fitness Club:

President: Juan Manuel Rios

Advisor: Sharon Vilarino

To promote physical and mental health, with a holistic approach and peer-to-peer rapport building to foster a positive environment.

International Club:

President: Mariana Godoy-Arias

Advisor: Marbella Ordaz

Representing all international students at COD on campus and in the community. Assisting international students with personal and academic concerns.

Legacy Club:

President: Lucas Segoviano

Advisor: Sharon Vilarino

Providing students in small group settings, a safe space to discuss relevant topics from the Bible, open to all students of all backgrounds, beliefs and religions.

MESA Club:

President: Kimberly Jimenez

Advisor: Dr. Carl Farmer

To support College of the Desert students studying science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) subjects.

Motion Picture Club:

President: Kiara Thomas

Advisor: Ron De Genova

As a club we want to provide resources and connections to assist filmmakers in every capacity. The club will also strive to spread awareness of opportunities available to young filmmakers such as scholarships, mentorships, and competitions.

Roadrunner Literature Club:

President: Victoria Jimenez

Advisor: Corbyn Wild

Encouraging literacy through reading, discussions, and visiting literary sites with the goal of creating a community around a passion for literature.

Roadrunner Makers Club:

President: Alexander Ivy

Advisor: Jonathan Gorges

Introduction to the technology of digital and physical art to students.

Roadrunner Robotics Club:

President: Josue Garcia

Advisor: Robert Kelbley

To inspire the College of the Desert students and community to engage in STEM education and activities such as robotics.

Rotoract Club:

President: Karina Brenchley

Advisor: Scott Cooper

Working towards promoting community service at College of the Desert and our community.

Sexuality and Gender Alliance Club:

President: Santino Ragusa

Advisor: Guiseppe Vezzoli

LGBTQA+ students and allies becoming aware and involved on campus and in the community, and promote a safe environment for all students.

Social Justice Club:

President: Charl Matteson Jr.

Advisor: Jenne Carey

Building a community among students; discussing and organizing events, activities, and workshops pertaining to social justice.

Student Nurses Association Club:

President: Shara Hannah

Advisor: Mary Suarez

(Student Nursing Association) To aid in the development and professional role and responsibility for the health care of all people in all walks of life. Contributions to nursing education.

Viva Folkorico:

President: Sophia Padilla

Advisor: Suria Vazquez

Serving to enrich the student body of College of the Desert by not only providing a creative outlet but by educating on Mexican culture through dance performances.