Active Clubs

All Clubs must be reactivated every academic school year!

Do you want to join a Club on campus?

Email the club using the information below or attend the next scheduled meeting!

(Each club may have unique membership requirements.) 

Fall 2019 Saddleback  Clubs:

 

Accounting Society

Club Status: Active

Contact: Michael Huizar, President: mhuizar0@saddleback.edu

Adviser: Jane Medling
Meeting Date & Time: 1st and 3rd Wednesdays, 6pm-7pm
Meeting Location: BGS 254
Mission: The Purpose of this Society is to provide an opportunity for the students of the Saddleback College to delve more deeply into the field of accounting. The Society will also continuously promote the importance of ethics in the classroom and in the workplace, promote critical thinking for higher level education and higher level management, nurture leadership and teamwork abilities, offer options for study group or tutoring match-up center for accounting principals and concepts, and build a strong networking foundation for future accounting, managerial, and business endeavors.

 
Alpha Gamma Sigma (Faculty Sponsored)

Club Status: Active
Contact: arosenberg@saddleback.edu

Adviser:  Alannah Rosenberg
Meeting Date & Time: https://www.saddleback.edu/honors/Alpha-Gamma-Sigma

Meeting Location: https://www.saddleback.edu/honors/Alpha-Gamma-Sigma
Mission: The purpose of this organization is to recognize and to promote student scholarship and service. 

American Association of University Women (AAUW)

Club Status: Pending

Contact: Martha Uriarte, President: marthauriarteusa@hotmail.com

Adviser: Ari Grayson

Meeting Date & Time: Wednesdays, 12pm

Meeting Location: TBD

Mission: AAUW - Saddleback College Branch advances equity for college women students through advocacy, education, philanthropy, and reasearch.

American Choral Director's Association Club

Club Status: Active
Contact: Andrew Sundquist, President: asundquist0@saddleback.edu

Adviser:  Scott Farthing
Meeting Date & Time: Thursdays, 11am-12pm

Meeting Location: FA 306
Mission: To foster promote choral singing and promote organization and development of choral director skills. Help future choral directors and educators on their path to transfer. To promote a healthy community in choral arts in south Orange County and southern California.

Anime Club

Club Status: Active

Contact: Marissa Lebowitz, President. Club Email: saddlebackcollegeanimeclub@gmail.com

Active: Carmenara Hernandez-Bravo
Meeting Date & Time: Wednesdays, 2pm-5pm
Meeting Location: SSC 211 - Main Room
Mission: To offer regular showings of Japanese animation (Anime) to club members and interested visitors in a semi-Public venue, bring together fans of Anime and provide a forum for them to discuss and share their interests, and promote broader interest in anime and assist anime aficionados in the pursuit of their interests. The ultimate goal of the club is to raise the public consciousness about anime and promote a broader interest in it and related topics. 

Anthropology Club

Club Status: Active
Contact: Sabrina Conti: sconti2@gmail.com

Adviser:  Erica Vogel
Meeting Date & Time: Wednesdays, 11am-12pm

Meeting Location: BGS 356
Mission: To teach, promote, and extend the ideas and events related to professional development of students at Saddleback College and to promote field knowledge in Anthropology.

Astronomy & Physics Club

Club Status: Active
Contact: Ramtin Sharafoleslami, President. Club Email: astroclubsc@gmail.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SBastroclub/

Adviser:  Mitch Haeri
Meeting Date & Time:  2nd Saturday of each month, 7pm
Meeting Location: SM 313
Mission: The purpose of this organization includes, but is not limited to: Enhancement of the students interests in astronomy and physics, experimentation in astronomy and physics, communication of ideas and developments in astronomy and physics, and providing lectures to students of college covering topics on recent technological advancements and discoveries in physics and astronomy.

California Nursing Students Association (CNSA) Club

Club Status: Active
Contact: Eric Sniadoski, President: sc.cnsa.president@gmail.com

Adviser: Linda Call
Meeting Date & Time: Wednesdays
Meeting Location: HS building 
Mission: To assume responsibility for contributing to nursing education in order to provide for the highest quality of health care, provide programs representative of fundamental interests and concerns to nursing students, and aid in the development of the whole person, including professional role and responsibility for health care of people in all walks of life.

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Chess Club

Club Status: Active
Contact: TBD

Adviser: Joey Sellers
Meeting Date & Time: Fridays, 9am-10:30am
Meeting Location: SSC 211 - Main Room 
Mission:  To provide an opportunity for students to learn the rules and strategies of Chess.

Circle K Club

Club Status: Active
Contact: Shain Nolia, President. Club email: saddlebackcollege.cki@gmail.com

Adviser: Efren Rangel
Meeting Date & Time: Thursday, 3pm-4pm
Meeting Location: BGS 254
Mission:  To provide service of the community and to the campus; to provide the opportunity for leadership training through service.

 

Collaborative Arts Club

Club Status: Pending

Contact: Morgan Wilson, President: collaborativeartsclub.sdlbk@gmail.com

Adviser: TBD

Meeting Date & Time: TBD

Meeting Location: TBD

Mission: Collaborative Arts Club is a space where students can get together and make strange, unique and beautiful art work and memories.

Creative Writing Club

Club Status: Active

Contact: Charles (Harry) Foster, President: cfoster17@saddleback.edu

Adviser: Bridget Hoida
Meeting Date & Time: alternating Wednesdays & Thursdays: Wed. @ 1-3:30pm, Thurs.1-2:30pm
Meeting Location: BGS 148

Mission:  The purpose of this organization is to provide students with an environment where they can express themselves through writing in several different genres. It would also help students develop confidence in their writing as a skill in a non-academic setting.

Electronic Music Production Club

Club Status: Pending
Contact: Kevin Garnica, Club Chairman: kgarnica0@saddleback.edu

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Meeting Date & Time: 
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Mission: The Electronic Music Production Club will be a place for producers and musicians to come together, hone their skills and find people to create with.

Environmental Awareness Club

Club Status: Pending
Contact: 

Adviser: 
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Fellowship of Christian Athletes

Club Status: Pending, Faculty-Sponsored
Contact: mmcelroy@saddleback.edu

Adviser: Mark McElroy
Meeting Date & Time: Wednesdays, 12:15pm -1:00pm
Meeting Location: 
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Future Teacher's Club (Faculty Sponsored) 

Club Status: Active
Contact: csmith78@saddleback.edu

Adviser: Christina Smith
Meeting Date & Time: Tuesdays, 1pm-2pm 
Meeting Location: BGS 134
Mission: The purpose of this organization is to offer members the opportunity to network with like-minded individuals, build a sense of community, and participate in professional development opportunities.

Interior Design Club

Club Status: Active
Contact: Stephanie Towers, President: stephtowers84@gmail.com

Adviser:  Farida Gabdrakhmanova
Meeting Date & Time: Wednesday, 12:30pm-1:30pm 
Meeting Location: BGS 132
Mission: Our mission statement is to foster and promote fellowship, co-operation, and a spirit of unity between students and professionals of Interior Design. To extend interior design education by providing and enhancing awareness of current design education requirements and industry trends. To serve as a bridge between the professional world and students.

Improv Club

Club Status: Pending
Contact: saddlebackimprovclub@gmail.com

Adviser:  Bill McGuire
Meeting Date & Time: TBD
Meeting Location: TBD
Mission:

Learning Java w/ Minecraft Modding Club

Club Status: Pending
Contact: alex.rowlands@cox.net

Adviser:  Jeff Barnett
Meeting Date & Time: Tuesdays, 3pm
Meeting Location: TBD

Mission: Java is one of the most popular programming languages in the world with a multitude of uses ranging from operating systems, search engines, websites, and of course the occasional videogame. Minecraft is the best selling game of all time and, as you probably know, is written nearly entirely in Java. In this club you can learn the basic java skills and how to use them to create a modification (mod) for Minecraft. Not only will you learn one of the most valuable coding languages, but also create your own mod with whatever you want to add to the game!

LGBTQIA+ Club

Club Status: Active
Contact: Shawn Quinn, Co-President: saddlebacklgbtqia@gmail.com

Adviser:  Carmenmara Hernandez-Bravo
Meeting Date & Time: Wednesdays, 2pm -3:30pm

Meeting Location: BGS 325
Mission: The purpose of this organization is to work towards creating and maintaining a safe, inclusive, and equitable environment for LGBTQIA+ students. We recognize that sexual orientation, gender identity, and gender expression work through and are influenced by race/ethnicity, gender, culture, age, ability status, class, faith, and other social characteristics. We take an intersectional approach to our work and believe that fighting one form of oppression means fighting all forms of oppression. We are committed to promote equality and respect for all people.

Loyal Activists

Club Status: Active
Contact: Andre Molga, President: amolga0@saddleback.edu Club email: Loyal.activists@gmail.com 

Adviser:  Jennifer Pakula 
Meeting Date & Time: Mondays, 9am-10am

Meeting Location: SSC 211, Main Room
Mission: Our purpose is to contribute and unify a collegiate organization to the community by implementing volunteers.

Make-A-Wish Club

Club Status: Pending
Contact: pariahon@gmail.com

Adviser: Pending
Meeting Date & Time: TBD
Meeting Location: TBD
Mission: The purpose of this organization shall be to educate the campus and community about Make-A-Wish. The mission of Make-A-Wish is to grant the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions to enrich the human experience with hope, strength and joy. The club will raise funds and awareness to enable Make-A-Wish to grant wishes to local children and help transform life-threatening illnesses into life-affirming triumphs. 

Meditation Club

Club Status: Pending
Contact: 

Adviser: Pending
Meeting Date & Time: Wednesdays, 12pm-1pm
Meeting Location: BGS 253
Mission: The purpose of this club is to help students re-center in the middle of the week so that they can have better mental health during the school year. Also I am hoping this club will be an important source of community for everyone.

Melee/Smash Club

Club Status: Active
Contact: Cruz Merritt, President: cruzmerrittDPWC@aol

Adviser: Tom DeDonno
Meeting Date & Time: Mondays, 1pm-5pm
Meeting Location:  SSC 212 - Student Lounge, depending on availability

Meeting Date & Time: Tuesdays, 1pm-5pm

Meeting Location:  SSC 211 - Main Room
Mission: The purpose of this organization is the analysis, appreciation, and application of tournament level play in Nintendo’s Super Smash Brothers Melee; Saddleback Melee Club’s goals are: To teach students the fundamental technical and mental aspects of the game; To help students develop a skill and achieve progress through practice and hard work; To help support and grow Saddleback’s gaming community, as well as the Melee community as a whole; To help students learn important lessons regarding winning, losing, and competition; To create lasting memories and friendships and to have fun!

Muslim Student Association

Club Status: Active
Contact: Luqman Shah, President: saddlebackmsa@gmail.com

Adviser: Dan Walsh
Meeting Date & Time: Wednesday, 1pm-3pm
Meeting Location: BGS 250
Mission: The purpose of MSA is to provide an opportunity for the students of Saddleback College. Our goal is to create a place where we can unite and create awareness with the general student body, to represent a community from which students can learn about Muslims and Islam. We are going to provide education, enlightenment, and community for all those connected to Saddleback College. We are also intending to provide a hub for dialogue on various social and religious issues, as well as facilitating a recreational environment for students to engage in. We will also incorporate outreach, leadership and volunteering opportunities for its members.

 

National Technical Honor Society

Club Status: Pending
Contact: Alexandrea Williams, President: itsmeanw@gmail.com

Advisor: Kendrick Kim

Meeting Date & Time: Tuesday, time pending
Meeting Location: BGS 235

Mission: Our mission is to reward scholastic achievement in career and technical education, award scholarships , and to encourage the practice of high standards of personal and professional conduct and individual responsibility among the membership.

Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society (Faculty Sponsored)

Club Status: Active
Contact: arosenberg@saddleback.edu

Adviser: Alannah Rosenberg
Meeting Date & Time: Thursdays, 1pm-2pm
Meeting Location: TBA
Mission: The purpose of Saddleback College Phi Theta Kappa shall be the promotion of scholarship, the development of leadership and service, and the cultivation of fellowship among qualified students of this college.

Pre-Health Society 

Club Status: Pending
Contact: Nika Talebizadeh President: saddlebackprehealth@gmail.com

Advisor: Sam Abbas  

Meeting Date & Time: Mondays, 4pm-5pm

Meeting Location: Science Building, SCI 111

Mission:

Pre-Law Society Club

Club Status: Active
Contact: Danny Limon, President: saddlebackprelaw@gmail.com

Adviser:  Emily Quinlan 
Meeting Date & Time: Thursday, 2:30pm-3:30pm
Meeting Location: BGS 232
Mission: We are composed of young and intellectual scholars who are both interested and passionate about the spread of legal education within society. We believe in public awareness and the positive impact it gives-off when citizens know, respect and exercise their legal rights. Our central goal is to emphasize law education and the impact it has in our daily lives. Additional goals are listed as follows:
To guide students who want to pursue a career in law by looking into the process of becoming an attorney and seeking expert advice.
To enforce students who do not want a career in law to learn about their legal rights as adults, college students, Californians, US citizens, immigrants and international students.

Psi Beta (Psychology Club)

Club Status: Pending
Contact: psibetapsychology@gmail.com

Adviser: Pending
Meeting Date & Time: Thursdays, 1pm-2:30pm
Meeting Location: SSC 211 - Conference Room
Mission: To serve as a means of national recognition of the student’s early interest in and dedication to the field of psychology and to scholastic achievement; To provide opportunities to become acquainted with and involved with the larger field of psychology; To provide a forum for developing one’s perspective about psychology and for building a sense of community and identity with others in the field; To enhance leadership skills and encourage research; To provide greater opportunity for student/faculty interaction outside the classroom; To benefit the campus and community through programs and services.

Recycle For Veterans

Club Status: Pending
Contact:  Andrew Levin, Vice President: recycleforveterans@gmail.com

Adviser: 
Meeting Date & Time: TBD
Meeting Location: SSC 207 (Vet Center)
Mission: To recycle, educate on how to recycle and plan local environmental cleanups.

Superfriends Club

Club Status: Active
Contact: saddlebacksuperfriends@gmail.com

Adviser: Michael Hoggatt
Meeting Date & Time: every other Tuesday @ 1:45pm
Meeting Location: Village 29-2
Mission: The purpose of Superfriends is to facilitate various social, academic and service opportunities for Saddleback College students with disabilities. Superfriends aims to promote interaction amongst students with disabilities and those without such labels as a means of fostering a spirit of collegiality and support within the campus community. Superfriends further seeks to mitigate negative perceptions of students with disabilities by offering students with disabilities opportunities to serve and lead within the campus community.

Tabletop Gaming Club

Club Status: Active
Contact: Koby Taswell, President: saddlebacktabletop@gmail.com

Adviser: Lucas Ochoa
Meeting Date & Time: Fridays, 2pm-7pm
Meeting Location: SSC 211 - Main Room
Mission: The Purpose of the Tabletop Gaming club is to provide a time and place for friends and fellow Tabletop Gamers to meet up and play their favorite RPGs and board games. We hope to create a healthy and welcoming environment so that people from all walks of life can join in, have fun and relax from the stresses of life.

Theatre Club

Club Status: Active
Contact: Brigitte Espenschied, Co-President: brigitte@espenschieds.com

Adviser: Marc Jackson
Meeting Date & Time: Tuedsays, 3:30pm-4:30pm
Meeting Location: TBA
MissionThe purpose of this organization is to provide the opportunity to work in an entirely student run- student produced environment. To also Provide a fun and encouraging environment for individuals to help themselves and others grow their love for theatre.

Wrestling Club

Club Status: Active
Contact: alexvincentcompositions@gmail.com

Adviser: Steve Crapo
Meeting Date & Time: Fridays, 8am-9am
Meeting Location: PE 306
MissionTo give the students of Saddleback an opportunity to learn the fundamentals of collegiate wrestling.