Student Organizations at Bakersfield College provide an opportunity for students with a common interest to form a membership group and develop activities/events that form a sense of community. They are active throughout the year.
Mission Statement: To recruit, train, and empower every existing and potential AdvoCAT to grow the animal advocacy on campus. In order for an AdvoCATS chapter to be effective and have purpose, it should strive to represent the AdvoCATs and SOXrescue.org; bring an ideological balance to the campus; recruit potential AdvoCATS on college campuses; help abandoned cats & kittens find their forever homes
Mission Statement: The African American Student Union (AASU) is to promote a cohesive relationship between the faculty/staff and the African American Students attending Bakersfield College. This will be accomplished by promoting academic development and self-awareness, increasing cultural knowledge, boosting political mindfulness and enhancing social life at BC.
Mission Statement: Bakersfield College AG Club is a diverse group of individuals from every avenue of agriculture. We strive to cultivate successful people by engaging in social gatherings as well as educational and professional opportunities in the food, fiber, fuel, and flora industries.
Mission Statement: To afford opportunity for students of the chemical sciences to become better acquainted with their peers, to secure the intellectual stimulation that arises from professional association, to obtain experience in preparing and presenting technical material before chemical audiences, to foster a professional spirit among the members, to instill a professional pride in the chemical sciences, and to raise awareness of the responsibilities and challenges of the modern chemist.
Mission Statement: The ASL Club shall be to enhance the learning experience of all students involved in or interested in sign language; to provide both ASL and Deaf students with a way to represent Deaf issues and foster Deaf awareness through support of campus activities; to provide practice opportunities and interaction with members of the Deaf community, thus encouraging proficient use of the language as well as cultivation appreciation and deep respect for Deaf culture.
Mission Statement: Amnesty International was established for the expressed purpose of developing leadership skills as well as an awareness of social responsibilities to encourage students to participate in public affairs. This organization is an entity that is initiated and directed by a group of current BC students who share a common vision in promoting an extra-curricular or co-curricular mission that enriches campus or community life and personal development. Amnesty International is a human rights organization that exists for the purpose of educating others about current human rights abuses, educating others about the principles of human rights, fundraising for victims of human rights abuses, and advocating for human rights.
Mission Statement: To promote the Architecture Program and education to students on campus. To connect a group of student members who share the same interest in Architecture and Design. To promote community engagement & involvement on campus and locally. To have a collective group that provides support to ensure one's advancement towards their goals.
Mission Statement: To expose and educate students about the latest research, developments, and disciplines of artificial intelligence. To involve students in events and projects where they can develop AI-based programming skills while serving the local community.
Mission Statement: The Automotive Club is to provide opportunities for students who are passionate about automotive and its engineering, business, and technical side to things. The club was formed with the mindset of becoming affiliated with SAE (Society of Automotive Engineers) International and explore options in the automotive and engineering industry.
Mission Statement: Bible Fellowship is to provide a friendly and open environment where students can come together to study God’s Word and develop a deeper understanding of God’s purpose for their life.
Mission Statement: The mission of the Bakersfield Cinema Society is to provide an opportunity to celebrate the art of cinema throughout the years, and provide an environment where all genres of cinema are welcome. In addition, this club will provide a setting for the discussion and analysis of films presented; discussions will promote, among students, public speaking, small group communication, and elaborate a more eloquent vocabulary. By presenting an expansive schedule of screenings and special events, this club will also foster an appreciation of independent and studio films, motion picture history, and the marvelous diversity of the world of cinema.
Mission Statement: To foster a healthy commercial music community at BC and beyond. Students will gain opportunities to setup live events, record music, compose, promote, and spread awareness of all things related to commercial music. This is a social organization founded to strengthen commercial music at BC and beyond. The mission extends to recording and promoting musical acts based at BC.
Mission Statement: The Mission of the BCCC is to encourage students to network with other Communication majors and faculty, explore career opportunities in the Communication field, and participate in events that provide real-life speaking opportunities, leadership building, and effective communication skills during their two years at Bakersfield College.
Mission Statement: To provide education and outreach opportunities to its members so that the Bakersfield College community can maximize its participation in the 2020 U.S. Census, ensure a complete count even in "Hard to Count" areas, secure federal funding and fair apportionment processes, and meet the obligations its members may have as participants in programs sponsored by the California Community College Foundation.
Mission Statement: The Artificial Intelligence Computer Science Club is to present the field of computer science to incoming and prospective students of Bakersfield College; to assist current students with computer coding and applications; to present current students with opportunities to meet and ask questions of alumni and other community members working in computer science industries.
Mission Statement: To promote and advocate the intellectual discussion of various philosophical, social, political, and economic topics to foster the betterment of the human condition, for the purposes of deepening the mind and enriching perspectives, regardless of any social, religious, or cultural background or upbringing.
Advisor: Please contact Student Life for more information
Mission Statement: The purpose of the D.I.S.C. Club is to support and advocate for all BC students with disabilities (e.g., physical, mental and or intellectual challenges). The intention is to break barriers by educating others at BC and in the Bakersfield Community. This occurs by providing and maintaining a network of support and advocacy at Bakersfield College and its ties with the Bakersfield Community to assist disabled students who have a desire and drive to pursue thier educational endeavors in spite of their challenges.
Mission Statement: The Mission of the BC Electrical Engineering Club is to provide an engaging and supportive environment for students interested in all related career fields of electronics and electrical engineering. The mission shall be carried out by providing networking opportunities, along with research panels, group trips, and encourage members to join the professional IEEE.
Mission Statement: The purpose of this club is to unite students in furthering the intellectual and social status of Bakersfield College, and engaging in a group exploration of the professional practice of engineering.
Mission Statement: To serve Bakersfield College and surrounding areas through love of all things literature and art. The BC English Club will strive to encourage a love of leisurely reading, as well as celebrate love of reading and art within ourselves and our members.
Mission Statement: The purpose of the EOPS, CARE, and CalWORKs (ECC) club is to connect students with peer support, encouragement, and unity. The club will enrich student’s academic and college experience by fostering academic excellence, increase program awareness and outreach to all students, and service learning through community service. Through various events and activities, club members will have the opportunity to engage in leadership opportunities. The club will also help the EOPS/CARE/CalWORKs programs with any necessary volunteering or planning with the current and future students.
Mission Statement: We are a group of students that want to learn and make great films and provide opportunities for individuals that can prepared themselves in the field. We will also provide key elements for students outside of their majors so they can learn the craft and vision through a lens perspective and art form of motion images.
Mission Statement: Here at Fit Mind Body, we believe that having a successful education begins with having a fit body and mind. We start by having a diverse and non-judgmental zone in which all members can feel welcome - any creed, race, orientation, shape, and fitness level. Our priority is to encourage and support our members to grow mentally, physically, and academically by utilizing a variety of activities such as physical training, meditation and yoga. Above all, improving your wellbeing is our mission.
Mission Statement: To accept and support students previously incarcerated and their allies. The organization will serve as a pipeline to success for the advancement of its members. FOTO will provide resources to help members and peers break barriers to succeed in their education, careers, and future. FOTO will be an impartial club, having no political or religious affiliation.
Mission Statement: To provide opportunities for students to explore teaching as a career; to provide a supportive atmosphere for students as they work toward their goal to become teachers; Emphasis will be palced on networking with current and future teachers in Bakersfield and the surrounding communities.
Mission Statement: The purpose of the Geology Club is to create a community outside the classroom for STEM and non-STEM BC students who are passionate about Geological, Natural/Earth and Environmental Sciences, as well as Anthropology, Archeology, and Astronomy. Members will have an avenue to further their knowledge through group discussions and hands on experience through field trips and may also be exposed to great opportunities such as scholarships and internships.
Mission Statement: The sole purpose of the H.O.P.E.S. Club is to help talented, bright students further enhance their academic and professional career in their chosen STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) field. The intention is that when these students transfer to their respected universities, their leadership skills can make them successful students wherever they go. This year, scholarships will be given out to the most outstanding and well-rounded students.
Mission Statement: To provide a space for students to come together and share their passion for history with other students and enrich their understanding of history through interactive experiences beyond the typical classroom setting.
Mission Statement: Bakersfield College International Student Organization promotes cultural diversity and serves the purpose of fostering better relations among students representing various nations of the world.
Mission Statement: To see students and faculty transformed, campuses renewed, and world changers developed. InterVarsity Christian Fellowship/USA is a vibrant campus ministry that establishes and advances witnessing communities of students and faculty. We minister to students and faculty through small group Bible studies, large gatherings on campus, leadership training, thoughtful discipleship and life-changing conferences and events.
Mission Statement: To provide a platform for students interested in jazz to learn more about its history and performance, as well as to provide opportunity to play jazz together and raise funds for the Jazz Studies program.
Mission Statement: Latinas Unidas provides Bakersfield College students with leadership opportunities, personal growth, and resources. We promote academic development and participation in community service, social events, and workshops.
Mission Statement: To encourage undocumented students to get a higher education regardless of any political obstacles and be a safe space for others. We will work as a team to bring a better life for ourselves and others in our community by increasing educational awareness, political advancement, community, and campus involvement. We will encourage other undocumented students to follow their dreams!
Mission Statement: Our mission is to promote the understanding the usefulness of mathematics campus-wide by providing a social atmosphere for those who are interested in or would like to know more about mathematics. Another goal shall be to provide opportunities for students to increase in their understanding and enjoyment of mathematics by participation in regional and national mathematics contests and conferences.
Mission Statement: We are a diverse organization of students celebrating members' Chicano/Chicana or otherwise Latin-American heritage and background, united with the common purpose and goal of promoting educational achievement and advancement through Higher Education and community involvement. Our purpose is to empower students of all backgrounds, pursuing excellence and leadership, in order to truly make a difference for the people of our communities.
Mission Statement MSA is cultural organization dedicated to promoting the Islamic cultural heritage. The organization seeks to increase the general public awareness about Muslims and Islam, and to enhance a better understanding of their history and contributions to the world. MSA hopes to counter negative stereotypes and to erase misconceptions about the Muslim people by fostering their cultural heritage, identity and values and their past and present contributions to humanity. Also, it is among the goals of the MSA to facilitate Islamic practice for members in any possible way. Moreover, one of the goals of MSA is to act as a venue where Muslims and Muslim Americans can display and share different aspects of their culture with others.
Mission Statement: The mission of the NAMI Club is to recognize that the key concepts of recovery, resiliency and support are essential to improving the wellness and quality of life for all persons affected by mental illness. NAMI will advocate at all levels to ensure that all persons affected by mental illness receive the services that they need and deserve, in a timely fashion. Mental illnesses should not be an obstacle to a full and meaningful life for persons who live with them.
Mission Statement: This club shall be to promote the advancement of the safety profession and safety education and to foster the professional well-being and development of its members within its campus and community.
Mission Statement: The Philosophy Club facilitates greater communication between students who are interested in thinking critically in various aspects of their livelihoods, be it their jobs, schooling, or other aspects of their lives.
Mission Statement The purpose of this Chapter shall be to recognize and encourage scholarship among students of Bakersfield College. To achieve this purpose, the Chapter shall provide an opportunity for the development of leadership and service, for an intellectual climate for exchange of ideas and ideals, for lively fellowship for scholars, and stimulation of interest in continuing academic excellence.
Mission Statement: The Pre-Law Club promotes law-related activities for Pre-Law scholars. These activities include law school information sessions, campus visits to law school, statewide debate competitions, local internship opportunities, and social events.
Mission Statement: Pre-Med Club is to keep students in all aspects of medicine. PMC will take the hopes and dreams of students interested in all aspects of medicine and turn them into realities. PMC will address the crisis our country faces that is the doctor shortage happening within our borders by giving our members opportunities to excel. Our mission is to solidify the decision and assist student’s journey towards their future in medicine. The culminating goal is to help our community in whatever way we can, which not only includes healing but volunteering and offering our time for great causes.
Mission statement: The Pre-physician Assistant Club is to develop student knowledge regarding the Physician Assistant profession. To acquaint students with the Physician Assistant profession and the admission process through seminars, guest speakers, and community service opportunities; all of which that will effectively prepare students to enter the diverse PA schools in the US. This club will also work to equip students with the knowledge, skills, attitudes, and commitment necessary to enter the practice of medicine as physician assistants and assume responsibility, with physician supervision, for the primary health care needs of their patients.
Mission statement: Psi Beta was founded for the purpose of stimulating, encouraging, and recognizing students' outstanding scholarship and interest in Psychology. Psi Beta's mission is to encourage professional development and psychological literacy of all students at two-year colleges through promotion and recognition of excellence in scholarship, leadership, research, and community service.
Mission statement: To bring awareness about the lack of resources that are not provided to those in need. Not only bringing awareness but educating, preventing and assisting the BC community to provide resources to those who are suffering from the affects of health disparities.
Mission statement: To educate the members of the club on how to successfully prepare, maintain, and execute their jobs well once in the desired field. Also, to reach out to the community to help make the public are and safe.
Mission Statement: To work for the election of Republican candidates for public office; to contribute to the growth and influence of the Republican Party on campus to support and participate in the formation of the principles and policies of the Republican Party; to recruit Bakersfield College students and those students affiliated with the Kern Community College District as members of the club and as members of the Republican Party; to promote good government at all levels and to develop political skills and leadership abilities of college students as preparation for the future.
Mission Statement: Campus Gamers was established for the express purpose of developing leadership skills as well as an awareness of social responsibilities to encourage students to participate in public affairs. This organization is an entity that is initiated and directed by a group of current BC students who share a common vision in promoting an extra-curricular or co-curricular mission around gaming that enriches campus or community life and personal development.
Mission Statement: The American Cancer Society is the nationwide, community-based, voluntary health organization dedicated to eliminating cancer as a major health problem by preventing cancer, saving lives, and diminishing suffering from cancer, through research, education, advocacy, and service. The Relay for Life Club aids is to raise funds, continue awareness, community service, educate the BC and Delano communities, and participate in the annual Relay for Life and other cancer-related events.
Mission Statement: The mission of the Scholarship Seekers Club is to look for and complete scholarship opportunities together by building a strong and happy community of people who strive towards a common goal.
Mission Statement: The purpose of SAGA shall be to act as an advocate for students of the sexual and gender minority communities; to facilitate a safe environment for sexual and gender minority students and allies; to offer support to affiliate organizations of local high schools, and to promote a culture of acceptance through education.
Mission Statement: The Tutoring Club has the purpose of creating an environment which fosters learning and cooperation between tutors of different departments and students in order to enhance the experience and development of those attending Bakersfield College.
Mission Statement: The BC-SNA will assume responsibility for contributing to nursing education in order to provide for the highest quality of health care. We will provide programs representative of fundamental interests and concerns to nursing students. As well as aid in the development of the whole person, including his/her professional role, his/her responsibility for health care of people in all walks of life. Our mission is to bring interest to the nursing profession through our work on campus and throughout the community.
Mission Statement: To seek to save lives threatened by abortion and euthanasia by promoting respect for human life at Bakersfield College on a local, state, and national level. Seeking to educate students on life issues - to help those in need so that life is a promising choice, and to work with others who share these goals.
Mission Statement: Students for Sensible Drug Policy is an international grassroots network of students who are concerned about the impact drug abuse has on our communities, but who also know that the War on Drugs is failing our generation and our society. SSDP mobilizes and empowers young people to participate in the political process, pushing for sensible policies to achieve a safer and more just future, while fighting back against counterproductive Drug War policies, particularly those that directly harm students and youth.
Mission Statement: Students for the Truth are believers in Christ from various backgrounds. We love the Lord Jesus Christ and endeavor to give Him "the first place in all things" (Col. 1:18). Our desire is to cooperate with Him for the accomplishment of God's eternal purpose (Eph. 3:11) by ministering the unsearchable riches of Christ (Eph. 3:18) for the building up of the Body of Christ (Eph. 4:12). The purpose of this organization is: (2) To provide complimentary study Bibles (Recovery Version) to any BC student who would like to receive one; (3) To help students know Christ as the Word of God by learning to use the Recovery Version’s extensive Bible study tools (outlines, footnotes, and cross-references); and (3) To connect BC students with other Christian students in the area and with Christian families in the local community.
Mission Statement: Bakersfield College Theater Club allows students to interact and participate in the performing arts. We expose students and our campus to the fine arts, allowing students to get experience on stage, backstage, and off the stage. We encourage our fellow students to try and experience all different forms of performing arts from all different cultures and traditions.
Mission Statement: To promote the unity of African American students using the foundation of Umoja Community practices while embracing African American culture. The Umoja Community Club will provide a culturally based student organization that will work with administration, faculty and staff to enhance African American student’s college experience and increase success rates. To achieve this the Umoja Community Club members will embrace each other with love, support, peer mentoring, within a space where students can freely be themselves and focus on academic success.
Mission Statement: The Veterans Club will be to serve as a support system for student veterans, as well as family members of veterans and supporters. This organization will help provide information & referrals regarding services through the Veterans Affairs and other agencies. In addition, the Veterans Club will strive to coordinate information and services to assist veterans, family, and friends toward successful transitions to careers and/or higher education. The Bakersfield College Veterans Club will be an impartial club, having no political or religious affiliation.
President: Please contact Student Life for more information.
Advisor: Ask a faculty member to serve as your advisor.
Mission Statement: The Mission of the Visual Arts League is to encourage student growth in the visual arts, provide opportunities for networking with other art students, and assist students in their exploration of career opportunities.
Mission Statement: The mission of WECOMM (We Communicate) is to educate students about the diverse values of Communication, and encourage fellow scholars to consider this essential discipline as a major/or receive a certificate in Communication. Above all, our club is designed to inspire others, inside and outside of the classroom. Whether we meet our aspirations through volunteer work events, hosting prominent guest speakers, or simply by helping others with interpersonal relationships, WECOMM is committed to represent professionalism and give back to the citizens of Central California.
Mission Statement: Women in Science and Engineering (WISE) Club is open to all students interested in pursuing a degree in any STEM discipline and to students who are interested in STEM, regardless of the degree they are pursuing. The purpose of this club is to allow students to gain access to resources, build connections, and obtain experiences that pertain to their goals. Ultimately, WISE Club strives for students to learn more about the STEM field.
Mission Statement: To organize on the basis that the working people and youth of this nation are completely at odds with the system of corruption we live under. That capitalism is an order of oppression which upholds gross inequalities of wealth and power. And uses discrimination based on race, religion, gender and otherwise as well as state violence to maintain its elite's status quo. That we as young Socialists seek to be a part of the broader mass movement of social justice in the U.S today to create a brighter future for all working people. One that is profoundly democratic in all aspects of life, entails one's work and labor all it is owed, and allows the individual to develop to their fullest potential. We hope to pursue campaigns and projects on campus that educate students not only on democratic socialism but strategies of organizing they may use in their own communities. As well as centering our efforts on spearheading initiatives that challenge poverty, inequality, sexism, racism, fascism, and all other injustices on our campus and in our community. Solidarity forever!
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