Student Activities Office

Oceanside, Building 3400, Room 3435: 760.795.6890
San Elijo, Student Center: 760.634.7806

The Student Activities Office is rich with activities, events, information, and resources, and it acts as a focal point for service and leadership-development programs, such as the following:

  • Support for the Associated Students of MiraCosta College

  • Support for campus clubs

  • Support for The Chariot student newspaper

  • Campus Information Center, including posting approval and literature distribution

  • Campus social, recreational, cultural, and educational programming

  • Community service and volunteer activities

  • Emerging Leaders Institute

  • Housing referrals

  • On-campus events.

These services enhance the student's educational experience and foster his or her social and intellectual development. The staff is firmly committed to actively promoting student involvement and development.

Oceanside Campus office hours:

Monday–Thursday, 8 a.m.–7 p.m.
Friday, 8 a.m.–4:30 p.m.

San Elijo Campus office hours:

Monday–Thursday, 8 a.m.–5 p.m.
Friday, 8 a.m.–4:30 p.m.

Associated Students of MiraCosta College

Oceanside, Building 3400: 760.795.6891
San Elijo, Student Center: 760.944.4449, x7782

All students are members of the Associated Students of MiraCosta College (ASMCC). The organization that represents the ASMCC is the Associated Student Government (ASG).  The goal of the ASG is to give a voice to all MiraCosta students, enabling them to become part of the college community. ASG's major responsibilities include appointing students to campuswide committees, sharing governance in the development of college policies and annual budget, adopting and overseeing use of an annual ASG budget, allocating funds for new programs/projects, granting club charters, and providing and administering a program of activities and services for students.

Any interested student with a 2.0 grade point average or above and enrolled in at least five units each semester is eligible to seek an ASG office. The weekly meetings of ASG are called the Student Senate and are open to all MiraCostans. Meeting times are available in the Student Activities Office.

Student Senate Positions

Students who manage the business of the Student Senate represent a variety of ages, interests, and academic majors. Some have prior experience in student government, but others are simply interested in discovering their leadership potential through participation. Each member gains valuable experience through exposure to the variety of requests and programs addressed by the Student Senate. The following officers compose the Student Senate: president, student trustee, executive vice president, and vice president of the San Elijo Campus. Appointed positions are vice president of programming, Oceanside Campus; vice president of the Community Learning Center; vice president of programming, San Elijo Campus; vice president of public relations; chair of the Inter-Organizations Council; and 22 senators.

Campus Clubs & Organizations

Joining a campus club is a great way for students to enrich their academic experience at MiraCosta. The college is home to a wide variety of clubs that reflect the interests of the student body.

All clubs have a voice through the Inter-Club Council (ICC), to which each club sends a representative. ICC develops effective, organized, and fair policies so all clubs will thrive. The fall and spring semester ICC-sponsored "Club Recruitment Day" gives interested students an opportunity to learn about the various clubs on campus and allows clubs to increase their membership.

Students who wish to start a club begin by filing a petition for a charter that includes a list of 10 credit students and a staff/faculty adviser. They attach a proposed constitution and submit the petition to the Student Activities Office. For more information, students should contact either the ICC chair in the Associated Student Office, 760.795.6891, or the Student Activities Office, 760.795.6890.

Chartered clubs at MiraCosta are listed below, but not all are currently active. Interested students should check with the Student Activities Office for more information.

Honors Organizations

  • Phi Theta Kappa

Student Clubs/Organizations

  • Accounting and Business Club
  • Allied Health Occupations Club
  • Art Club
  • Artistry Crew
  • Auto Club
  • Backstage Players Club
  • Black Student Union
  • Chemistry Club
  • Chess Club
  • Chinese Club                                                                                                                            
  • Club Biomed
  • Club for Online Business
  • Club IT
  • CodeTech Computer Club
  • Dance Club
  • Design Club
  • Encuentros Club
  • Film Club
  • French Club
  • Gay Straight Alliance
  • Gender Equality Movement
  • German Club
  • Horticulture  Club
  • International Club
  • Intramural Sports Club
  • Italian Club
  • Japanese Club
  • Latina Leadership Network
  • League of Legends Club
  • Martial Arts Club
  • Math Club
  • MEChA
  • Medical Administrative Professionals
  • Mindfulness Club
  • Multi Media Arts Club
  • Music Club
  • NAMI on Campus
  • Natural Science Club
  • Nursing Student Association
  • Parents on Campus Club
  • Performance Writers Club
  • Photo Club
  • Puente Diversity Network
  • Rugby Club
  • Saraghae Kpop
  • Soccer Club
  • Social Justice
  • Spanish Club
  • Tennis Club - Oceanside 
  • Tennis Club - San Elijo 
  • The Good Vibe Tribe
  • The Jordan
  • Veterans Club
  • Yoga Club

The Chariot—Student Newspaper

Oceanside, Building 3400: 760.757.2121, x6254

The Chariot, MiraCosta's official student newspaper, serves the college by covering campus news and features as well as by offering opinion pieces, community information, and student activity announcements. In the process, Chariot staffers have the opportunity to gain practical experience in all aspects of newspaper production. Published every week during the regular school year, The Chariot is distributed free of charge to students, faculty, and staff.

College Hour

College Hour is a program of student events and activities between 12:00–1:00 p.m. on given Thursdays during fall and spring semesters. Since some classes are scheduled during this time, students who wish to be involved should arrange their schedules to keep the time slot free.

College Hour events include concerts, meetings, performances, games, interactive workshops, club activities, and lectures.

Housing Referral

Oceanside, Building 3400: 760.795.6890
San Elijo, Student Center: 760.944.4449, x7782

www.miracosta.edu/studentservices/housing

The Student Activities Office maintains a webpage for students who need housing or a roommate. Arrangements may include rooms, apartments, houses to rent/share, or room and board in exchange for work.

ID Cards

Oceanside, Building 3400: 760.795.6890
San Elijo, Student Center: 760.944.4449, x7782

The MiraCosta student ID card is helpful when checking out library materials (including reserved materials), using the computer labs, writing checks in the college bookstores, providing identification for test-taking, and using certain college facilities. Additionally, the card may be used for off-campus discounts at participating copy centers, theatres, restaurants, clubs, museums, and sports events, just to name a few. With the discount on just two movie tickets, a cardholder will save more than the cost of the ID card.

Student ID card fees help support MiraCosta's student government, including Associated Student elections; campus clubs; community events; cultural celebrations, such as African-American History Month, Asian Pacific events, and Cinco de Mayo; and The Chariot student newspaper.

To get an ID card, students need to do the following:

  • Pay their fees at enrollment

  • Bring their receipt to the Student Activities Office, located in the Student Center of the Oceanside and San Elijo campuses, along with one of the following valid forms of identification:

    • Driver's license containing a photograph

    • Temporary California driver's license containing a photograph

    • State-issued identification card containing a photograph

    • U.S. military ID card (active duty, reserve, or dependent)

    • Driver's license issued by a Canadian government authority

    • Driver's license issued by the District of Columbia, American Samoa, Guam, Puerto Rico, or Virgin Islands

    • U.S. passport

    • Foreign passport

    • Alien Registration Card ("Green Card")

    • California Department of Corrections Privilege card [CDC 130-A(7-88)]

    • Matrícula Consular card.

  • Have their picture taken and the card made while they wait

  • Make sure they have a current sticker on the card.

Information Center

Oceanside, Building 3400: 760.795.6890

Individuals who have news or information to distribute can bring a copy to the Student Activities Office and it will be displayed at the Information Center.

Posting/Publicity Regulations

All items posted on campus must be approved by the Student Activities Office. The posting of all approved flyers, posters, and banners is allowed only on designated bulletin boards. Because items can be posted for no more than two weeks, the office date-stamps each one. More specific information on posting regulations is available at the Student Activities Office in the Student Center.