Student Life & Leadership

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

The Office of Student Life & Leadership 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 and activities.

  • Support for the National Society of Leadership & Success.

  • Support for Phi Theta Kappa Honors Society.

These services enhance the student's educational experience and foster their 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.–9 p.m. (Note: out of session hours: 8 a.m.–4:30 p.m.)
Friday, 8 a.m.–3 p.m.

San Elijo Campus office hours:

Monday–Friday, 9 a.m.–3 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, and providing resources for activities on campus.

Any interested student with a 2.0 grade point average or above and enrolled in at least five units each semester (summer not included) is eligible to seek an ASG office. The bi-monthly meetings of ASG are called Student Senate and are open to all MiraCostans. Meeting times are available online through the Office of Student Life & Leadership.

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 elected officers compose the Student Senate: president, student trustee, vice president of the San Elijo Campus, and vice president of the Community Learning Center. Appointed positions are vice presidents of programming for the Community Learning Center; vice president of the Community Learning Center; vice president of public relations; vice president of finance; vice president of legislative affairs; chair of the Inter-Club 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 seven credit students and a staff/faculty adviser. They attach a proposed constitution and submit the petition to the Office of Student Life & Leadership. For more information, students should contact either the ICC chair in the Associated Student Government office, 760.795.6891, or the Office of Student Life & Leadership, 760.795.6890.

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


  • Phi Theta Kappa
  • National Society of Leadership & Success

Student Clubs/Campus Organizations

  • Accounting and Business Club
  • Advocates for Change: Beyond Cell Walls
  • Allied Health Occupations Club
  • Art Club
  • Artistry Crew
  • Auto Club
  • Backstage Players Club
  • Black Student Union
  • Chemistry Club
  • Chess Club
  • Chinese Club
  • Club IT
  • CodeTech Computer Club
  • Dance Club
  • Democrats of MiraCosta College
  • Design Club
  • Encuentros Club
  • Film Club
  • French Club
  • Gender Sexuality Alliance
  • Gender Equality Movement
  • Horticulture  Club
  • International Club
  • Intramural Sports Club
  • Italian Club
  • Japanese Club
  • Latina Leadership Network
  • Leaders Under Civil Injustice Defending Dreams
  • League of Legends Club
  • Martial Arts Club
  • Math Club
  • MEChA
  • Medical Administrative Professionals
  • Movie Club
  • Music & Media Club
  • NAMI on Campus
  • Natural Science Club
  • Nursing Student Association
  • Pacific Islander Student Union
  • Performance Writers Club
  • Photo Club
  • Progressive Policy Club
  • Puente Diversity Network
  • Rugby Club
  • Saraghae Kpop
  • Soccer Club
  • Social Justice & Equity
  • Spanish Club
  • STEM Research
  • Tennis Club - Oceanside 
  • Tennis Club - San Elijo 
  • The Jordan
  • Umoja Community
  • Veterans Club
  • Zion Bible Study 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. The Chariot is periodically published in hardcopy and on a continual basis online at .

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. College Hour events are social, cultural and holistic in supporting student learning outside of the classroom. 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, cultural activities, and lectures.

Housing Referral

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

The Office of Student Life & Leadership 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. Transactions are between the two parties and not with the college.

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 Life and Leadership Office (payment can also be looked up online), 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.

Posting/Publicity Regulations

All items posted on campus must be date-stamped by the Office of Student Life & Leadership. 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 Office of Student Life & Leadership in the Student Center.