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Campus Clubs

Chartered Campus Clubs

Mailing Address: P.O. Box 158, Imperial, CA 92251

Updated as of 10/22/2014

Agriculture Club: Advisor, Dr. Patrick Pauley, (760) 355-6363

Purpose: To help young men and women get established in farming and related occupations. To increase, share, and add to the members understanding of agricultural related knowledge. To assist and cooperate with other agricultural and campus organizations. To encourage social, recreational and educational activities.

Club President: Gabrielle Diaz   Vice President:  Pending  Secretary: Andrew Hensley

American Sign Language Club: Advisor, Liisa Mendoza, (760) 355-6120

Purpose: To promote American Sign Language and Deaf Culture. To encourage social and recreational activities. To assist and cooperate with other valley and campus organizations.

Club President: Cristian Redondo   Vice President: Roberto Sanchez Secretary: Kenda Essman   Treasurer:  Viviann Ceseña 

Anime and Comic Book Club: Advisor, Diana Ferrell, This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Purpose: To provide an opportunity for students of Imperial Valley College to explore Japanese, South Korean, and American culture through both visual and written media.  Visual media includes but not limited to anime (Japanese cartoons), Korean dramas, cartoons and movies.  Written media includes but is not limited to manga (Japanese comics), manhwa (Korean comics), and American comics.  The goals of the club include exploring, analyzing, and interpreting anime (and other visual media) as a form of art and comics as a form of literature.  Club members will also have the opportunity to work together to study Japanese and South Korean culture and the Japanese language.

Club President:  Dalton Lewis Vice President: Nathan Henry & Eduardo Jimenez Secretary: Samantha Ramos

Business Club: Advisor, Angie Ruiz, (760) 355-6339

Purpose: To promote student interaction between school, government, and business sectors by attending professional events, conferences, community activities and offering the association's services to different organizations (private and non-private).

Club Presidents: Pending  Vice President: Pending  Secretary: Pending

Chemistry Club: Co-Advisors, Dr. Alto Benedicto & Dr. Jim Fisher, (760) 355-5751 or (760) 355-6524

Purpose: To inform, empower, and unite potetial Chemistry majors at Imperial Valley College.  We recognize the lack of Chemistry involvement at IVC, therefore this organization will create a transfer-focused culture for these students and provide them with the necessary resources that will ensure their success at Imperial Valley College as well as increase their transfer readiness.  Chemistry Club students will be equipped with the necessary knowledge and support systems, which will create a sense of community among students with the common goal of trasnferring to a four-year school as Chemistry majors.  This club will serve as a space for students to exchange ideas and to vocalize their concerns, as well as create a helpful environment for first-year college students who are interested in becoming Chemistry majors.  The resources we will provide include informational meetings, guest speakers, and field trips to local places as well as potential future universities for Chemistry transfers.  Ultimately, participation and excitement for the club will allow the Chemistry community at IVC to grow and thus increase transfer rates in the Chemistry field.

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College Association of Abuse Prevention (CAAP) Club: Advisor, Aruna Patel,

Purpose: The CAAP will work on: (1) Provide non confrontational education and information to the college and the community regarding the consequences of addiction and alcohol/substance abuse. (2) Provide community outreach to personas at risk or dealing with substance abuse issues. (3) Provide referral information for prevention, abuse and services. (4) Promote healthy substance free activities. (5) Provide students activities to raise funds for students to supplement their educational opportunities at workshops and substance abuse conferences.

Club President: Jesse Aguirre Vice President: Alejandro Palacios Secretary: Pending

Cross Country Club: Advisor, Jill Nelipovich, (760) 355-6297

Purpose: To promote health and fitness through running. Prepare for competitions, locally and regionally, raise money to fund entry fees and travel cost, develop interest in the women's cross-country team and develop friendships with other students with a similar interest.

Club President: Gabrielle Diaz  Vice President: Richard Ledesma  Secretary: Hanna Reyes

French Club: Advisor, Glenn Swiadon, (760) 355-6230

The purpose for which this organization is formed are; to promote the French language and francophone culture, to encourage social and recreational activities, and to assist and cooperate with other valley and campus organizations.

Club President:  Celinda Estrella Vice President: Brianna Chairez Secretary: Diana Lopez

Friends of the Earth Club, Jay Lewenstein, This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Purpose: The purpose of this organization shall be to develop leadership skills in IVC students. We will plan, develop and administer activities to unite our community.

Club President: Carlos Bautista   Vice President: Stefany Montano  Secretary: Melissa Gawat

Future Leaders Club: Advisor, Sergio A. Lopez, (760) 355-6456

Purpose: To encourage social, recreational and educational activities among Future Leaders Club members. To instill in each individual the self-esteem to carry themselves with a sense of pride and honesty, so that they may be better understood, and in turn, they may better understand. To instill in the minds of all students the need and desire for an education, so that these students may take a firm initiative in all fields of education; and so that we, as students can occupy a worthwhile and significant place in the community.

Club President: Sarah Vandiver Vice President: Lidia Zambrano Secretary: Edalaine Joy Tango-an

LGBTQ Club:  Advisor, Lisa Solomon, (760) 355-6453

Purpose: The purpose of this club is to provide a safe place for students to meet, support each other, talk about issues related to sexuality, and work to end homophobia.  In addition to support, the students fo this club will work on educating themselves and the broader school community about sexuality and gender identity issues.  The group will also provide a social outlet for LGBTQ and straight students.

Club President:  Mark Ramirez Vice President:  Alice Louie    Secretary: Montserrat Subia  Treasurer: Guillermo Langston

Philosophy Club: Advisor, Aaron Edwards, (760) 355-6285

Purpose: The purpose for which this organization is formed are:  to encourage critical thinking among students at IVC, to promote differing viewpoints on important issues and to interact with members of the community to help spread rational means of communication.

Club President: David Arevalo  Vice President: Raziel Melendrez

Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Club: Co-Advisors, Susan Moss & Dr. Jim Fisher, (760) 355-5760 or (760) 355-6524

Purpose: The purpose of the STEM Club is to inform, empower, and unite potential STEM majors at Imperial Valley College.  We recognize the lack of STEM involvement at IVC, therefore this organization will create a transfer-focused culture for these students and provide them with the necessary resources that will ensure their success at Imperial Valley College as well as increase their transfer readiness.  STEM Club students will be equipped with the necessary knowledge and support systems, which will create a sense of community among students with the common goal of transferring to a four-year school as STEM majors.  This club will serve as a space for students to exchange ideas and to vocalize their concerns, as well as create a helpful environment for first-year college students who are interested in becoming STEM majors.  The resources we will provide include informational meetings, guest speakers, and field trips to local places as well as potential future universities for STEM transfers.  Ultimately, participation and excitement for the club will allow the STEM community at IVC to grow and thus increase transfer rates in the STEM field.

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Treasurer: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  Social Events & Fundraising Committee Chair:  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Research, Internship, and Summer Opportunities (RISO) Coordinator:  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Transfer Opportunities Coordinator:  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.   Publicity:  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Students for Political Awareness (SPA) Club: Advisor, Gaylla Finnell & Co-Advisor, Richard Epps, (760) 355-6511 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Purpose: It shall be the purpose of Students for Political Awareness to keep informed of political issues affecting our society and government, and provide information regarding these issues to the students of Imperial Valley College and the community. This will be accomplished by working with the other IVC student clubs and various organizations in the community.

Club President: Jafet Hernandez   Vice President: Clarissa Cervantes Secretary: Alyssa Cervantes

Student Support Services (SSS) Club: Advisor, Dolores Diaz, (760) 355-6255

Purpose: To encourage social, recreational and educational activities among Student Support Services students. To instill in each individual the self-esteem to carry themselves with a sense of pride and honesty, so that they may be better understood, and in turn, they may better understand. To instill in the minds of all students the need and desire for an education, so that these students may take a firm initiative in all fields of education; and so that we, as students can occupy a worthwhile and significant place in the community.

Club President: Pending Vice President:   Pending Secretary: Pending

The Melting Pot Club: Advisor, Austen Thelen, (760) 355-6537

Purpose: To experience new cuisines and share ideas regarding culinary techniques, recipies, and cooking styles.

Club President: Robert Alvarez Vice President: Pending Secretary: Kathya Lopez

Tennis Club: Advisor, Mike Palacio Jr.

Purpose: It shall be the purpose of the Arabs Tennis Club to promote school spirit and develop sportsmanship by creating positive relations within the community and other players during sport events. It is also the goal of the Arabs Tennis club to encourage active participation by tis members.

Club President: Amy Diaz   Vice President: Monica Ceseña   Secretary: Kelsey Gonzalez   Treasurer:  Andrew Martinez 

Young Adult Catholic Club: Advisors, Angie Ruiz (760) 355-6339

The purpose of the club is to bring fellow Catholics together to create a sense of love and community where they can grow in the Catholic faith together, serve God and others, and have fun doing activities that gloria God!

Club President: Pending   Vice President: Melissa Estrada   Secretary: Juana Jaramillo 

CLUBS NOT YET CHARTERED

Adventure Club: Advisor, Kevin Marty, (760) 355-5761

Purpose: To engage students in recreational outdoor activities as a way to promote education and appreciation of various local environments, including but not limited to: knowledge regarding local flora and fauna, as well as physical geography and geology. To provide platform in which students may share information, and interpret their environment. To encourage and promote conscious lifestyle choices that benefits the student and the environment.

Christian Club: Advisor, Bruce Page, (760) 355-6575

Purpose: The purpose of the club shall be to communicate the Gospel in any way, shape, or form to the community in order to save the lost, and impact community decisions. All members will be encouraged to take a stand for the truth and be a good witness to their peers and community.

Club President: Elijah Bañaga   Vice President: Pending   Secretary: Nayeli Gonzalez

Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) Club: Advisor, Tim Nakamura, (760) 355-6295

Purpose: To promote an all-risk, all hazard trainings to the IVC community. To give critical support to first responders in emergencies, provide immediate assistance to victims, organize spontaneous volunteers at a disaster site, and collect disaster intelligence to support first responder efforts within the community. To promote disaster preparedness and support in Imperial Valley College studetns and in our community.

Club President: Diana Leal  Vice President: Christian Cisneros  Secretary:  Elias Abrego

Disabled Student Club: Advisor, Paige Lovitt, (760) 355-6406

Purpose: To encourage social, recreational, and educational activities among Disabled Student Club members. To provide a forum to which IVC disabled and non-disabled persons can bring to the Disabled Student Club all and any disability related issues.

Educational Talent Search Club: Advisor, Myriam Fletes, (760) 355-6251

Purpose: The purpose is to raise funds for Educational Field Trips, to assist Educational Talent Search Bridge students with their educational supplies, and book grants.

French Club: Advisor, Glenn Swiadon, (760) 355-6230

The purpose for which this organization is formed are; to promote the French language and francophone culture, to encourage social and recreational activities, and to assist and cooperate with other valley and campus organizations.

Future Professionals of Imperial Valley Club: Advisor, Lilia Sandoval, (760) 355-6129

Purpose: The purpose of the club is to create a support for parenting students to strengthen their family bonds while striving to achieve their academic goals.

Gamerz (Gaming) Club: Advisor, Andres Martinez, (760) 355-5714

Purpose: The purpose of this organization is to raise funds for different charitable organizations by means of gaming.

IVC Glee Club: Advisor, Dr. Hope A. Davis, (760) 355-6287

Purpose: Club is formed with the purpose of improving performance skills of each member. Club plans to organize events for the benefits of the music program of IVC. Members will take part in benefiting the music program by performing various shows throughout the semester.

Industrial Tech Club IVC Kustoms Club: Advisor, Ricardo Padris, (760) 355-6403

Purpose: To involve industrial technology students in extra curricular activities. They can apply their knowledge and skills developed from the classroom and promote automotive technology through the club.

Club President: Anthony Sanchez   Vice President: Enrique Sanchez    Secretary: Alejandro Macias

Lamplighter's Club: Advisor, Brenda Sue Higgins, (760) 355-6549

Purpose: To create closer relationships between nursing students and further the knowledge of nursing opportunities.

Physical Fitness & Training Club: Advisors, Norma Nuñez, (760) 355-6216

 Purpose: This club is designed to organize an awareness and practice of physical fitness and training on and off campus. It will teach effective exercise, nutrition, and training program design. In addition, members will learn and apply fundamental exercise principles.

Preschool Parent Club: Advisor, Becky Green, (760) 355-6232

Purpose: The purpose of the club is to create a support for parenting students to strengthen their family bonds while striving to achieve their academic goals.

Public Safety Club: Advisor, Edward Wells, (760) 355-6279

Purpose: To bring awareness of Public Safety to the students and the community.

Robotics Club: Advisor, Rick Castrapel, (760) 355-6505

Purpose: To promote social and educational opportunities for those IVC students interested in designing, building and programming robots. To develop presentations, workshops and competitions, promoting teamwork and utilizing robots.

Soccer Club: Advisor, Angelica Ramos, (760) 355-6325

Purpose: To encourage social, recreational and educational activities among the Soccer Club members. To disseminate and exchange information and value among members and other interested people. To promote IVC and Imperial Valley community involvement.

Spanish Club: Advisor, Romano Sanchez-Dominguez, (760) 355-5765

Purpose: To increase an awareness of the social and cultural aspects of the Spanish speaking countries and communities. To encourage social, recreational and educational activities among club participants. To promote Higher Education to the Spanish Speaking population. To provide a space for practicing the language for those non Spanish Speakers.

Spay Neuter Incredible Pets (SNIP) Club: Advisor, Veronica Soto, (760) 355-6263

Purpose: To educate and increase awareness on the feral cat issue on campus.  Find a humane and ecological solution to the feral cat issue on campus.  Disseminate information related to the importance of spaying and neutering pets.  Promote adoption of pets through the Humane Society and other Imperial Valley shelters.  Raise funds for food, shelters, and animal necessities and causes.

Club President: Kimberly Arballo  Vice President: Jose Puerta   Secretary: Leslie Gonzalez 

Spirit Club: Advisor, Jill Lerno, (760) 355-6332

Purpose: It shall be the purpose of the Spirit Club to promote and uphold school spirit for those we encounter, to develop good sportsmanship by example, to support good relations in the community and between teams and squads during events. The organizational goal is to work in harmony with the team, management and administration, athletic teams and sporting organizations.

Student Art Association Club

Purpose: To encourage social, artistic and educational activities among students. To instill in each individual the self-esteem to carry themselves with a sense of pride and honesty, so that they may be better understood and appreciated. To instill in the minds of all students the need and desire for the appreciation of art and an artisitic outlet.

Student Water Action Team (SWAT H2O) Club: Advisor, Manuel Sanchez, (760) 355-6361

Purpose: A student organization committed to providing quality potable water as well as to implement water pollution control sciences through higher education. SWAT H2O will accomplish this by visiting a Water Treatment Plant and Wastewater Treatment Plant locally and nationally per semester.

Ultimate Frisbee Club: Advisor, Dr. Jim Fisher, (760) 355-6524

Purpose: To encourage social, recreational and educational activities among UFC members.  To be an association of personnel in the field of ultimate frisbee, responding to and motivated by its membership.  To provide a forum for the exchange information and value among members and other interested persons.  To further development of the organization.  To strive for greater uniformity and coordination.  To participate in/and encourage the design, development, and conduct of regularly scheduled and/or special training and educational programs for the personal mental/physical advancement of our members.

Club President: Eduardo Aguilar   Vice President: David Lopez     Secretary: John Steincamp

Upward Bound Club: Advisor, Rosalie O. Lopez, (760) 355-6252

Purpose: The purpose of the club will be to provide its members with leadership experience which will enable them to obtain confidence to run for office at the college and community organizations.

Veterans Support Club: Advisor, Tim Nakamura, (760) 355-6295

Purpose: To create veteran awareness and support in Imperial Valley College students and in our community.  To allow the sharing of military experiences and to encourage veterans to see college as a viable option.  To change the common perception of the Veterans among IVC students and in our community.  To share information regarding: VA benefits, workshops and other veteran related topics.

 

 

 

 

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