Active Student Clubs

Accounting Club:

President:

 

Advisor:

Julie Rescigno

Creating a public interest in financial literacy, accounting, networking opportunities, professional accountant guest speakers, and study groups.

Alas Con Futuro:

President:

 

Advisor:

Jose Simo

Bring awareness to the larger community and first-generation college students about the financial aid resources available. (FAFSA, AB 540 and CDA)

Art and Digital Design Club:

President:

Advisor:

Maria Gamboa

For artist of both traditional and digital media to connect and learn about each other’s artistic style. Preparing artists for today’s industry.

American Sign Language-ASL:

President:

 

Advisor:

Thomas O'Grady

Our goal is to provide COD students with an opportunity to connect with other students who are interested in ASL and share experiences, engage in COD campus projects, programs, and fundraising activities.

Biology Club:

President:

 

Advisor:

Alexa Sawa

To illustrate the various biology related career options that are available through presentations, activities, discussions, and field trips.

Chem Club:

President:

 

Advisor:

Robert Guinn

Allowing students, the opportunity to share in the excitement of chemistry while giving back to the COD community.

College of the Desert Architecture Club-CODAC:

President:

 

Advisor:

Bert Bitanga

The purpose of this organization shall be to stimulate an interest and understanding of architecture and the built environment.

College of the Desert Astronomy Club:

President:

 

Advisor:

Ahmed Elshafie

Establishing an interest of Astronomy to the College of the Desert community. Encouraging the exploration of science and providing the tools and opportunities to do so.

COD Future Educators:

President:

 

Advisor:

Maria Avalos

Promoting the enhancement of student life, networking, and shared resources with the College of the Desert Early Childhood Education students and Alumni, as well as other interested individuals.

CODIS Lab:

President:

Advisor:

Martin Flores

A place for students who have an interest in computer information systems, including coding and cyber security. Learning and hands on opportunities.

Computer Science Club:

President:

 

Advisor:

Geoff Hagopian

Providing the student body of COD with the means of obtaining extracurricular credit for their pursuits in the computer science and related fields.

Desert Fountain Pen Society:

President:

 

Advisor:

Robert Guinn

Promoting the education on the care and use of fountain pens, while also exploring their history, engineering, and art.

Ecologic Club:

President:

 

Advisor:

Kurt Leuschner

Educating, instilling an appreciation for, and helping to conserve the natural world through presentations, activities, discussions, and field trips.

Fostering Knowledge:

President:

 

We strive to provide former and current foster youth the support and confidence necessary to elevate their innate potential as the future of America.

Geology Club:

President:

Advisor:

Richard Burns

Promoting geological inquires outside the formal classroom. Promote awareness of geology by means of field trips, career luncheons, attending professional geology meetings, and study groups.

Jesus Club:

President:

 

Advisor:

Eliu Benavides

The purpose of this club is to clear the way for Jesus to introduce Himself to the students of the College of the Desert.

Mathematics Engineering Science Achievement Club-MESA:

President:

 

Advisor:

Carl Farmer

Promoting science, technology, engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) to COD students and offer guidance to those seeking careers in the STEM fields.

Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society-PTK:

President:

 

Advisor:

Laura Graff

Recognizing anf encouraging scholarships among COD students. Opportunities for development of leadership and service, intellectual climate of ideas, and lively fellowship for scholars.

Rotaract:

President:

Advisor:

Scott Cooper

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

Sexuality and Gender Alliance-SAGA:

President:

 

Advisor:

Alejandro Jazan

Host educational programs and various functions that will enable LGBTQA+ students and allies to become aware and get involved on campus and in our community.

Student Nursing Association-SNA:

President:

 

To aid in the development of the whole person, including his/her professional role and responsibility for health care of all people in all walks of life. Contributions to nursing education.

Student Veterans Organization-SVO:

President:

 

Promote camaraderie, professionalism, and education among veterans and members of the armed forces. Enforcing and maintaining the pride and integrity of service.