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Student Clubs and Organizations

The Office of Student Life supports the student clubs/organizations that serve the diverse interests of COD students. Student clubs/organizations are composed of students with like-minded interests who come together for a common purpose and to support a particular cause. There are recreational, educational, political, cultural, religious, and many other clubs/organizations that COD students are eligible to join. Students are also encouraged to form new clubs to meet their needs or interests.

Officially chartered clubs are entitled to meet, hold events and activities, participate in college sponsored events, raise funds, make purchases, and otherwise operate as an official entity of College of the Desert.

Whether you are starting a new club or re-chartering an existing club, students must complete and submit a Charter Packet Application at the beginning of each academic year (Fall Semester). The Charter Packet Application is first reviewed and verified by the Office of Student Life, and then must be approved by ASCOD. This process can take at least two weeks. 

Approved clubs/organizations will be notified by email. 

Club Requirements:

  • The primary Advisor must be a either full-time or adjunct faculty employee of the Desert Community College District. The Co-Advisor may be any college employee.

  • There must be at least ten (10) currently registered and enrolled COD students listed on the Roster page.

  • Each club must assign a member to serve as their Inter-Club Council Representative (must be available to attend all ICC meetings).

  • The Club Advisor or Co-Advisor must be present at all club meetings and club events.

Club Forms: