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Student Groups & Organizations

Last updated on Nov 13, 2023

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The Office of Student Life encourages all students to join or create new student organizations, groups, or clubs.

Your participation provides valuable experience that can have a positive effect on your college years as well as your future professional and personal life.

Student groups also contribute to the CCA community at large by involving others to work collaboratively toward a shared goal and are responsible for the vibrant campus life.

We look forward to helping you get involved on-campus!


  • Meet others who share similar interests, while growing a network of supportive friends
  • Develop leadership skills and broaden personal talents
  • Learn how to successfully organize events within CCA and the greater arts community in the Bay Area and beyond
  • Provide balance between academic study and social engagement
  • Become a community builder


  • Support from the Office of Student Life
  • Access to an array of resources, including school space, funding, equipment, etc.
  • Sponsored events and receptions
  • Exhibition opportunities in the student galleries
  • Representation on the interclub council
  • Club/organization name recognition promoted on the college website and other affiliated social media outlets

Current Student Organizations

More than a dozen student organizations and groups already exist. If you don't see one that matches your interest, consider establishing an entirely new organization or group!

Create a New Student Organization

Feel like something’s missing in the student community? Have an idea for a great new club or organization? Obtaining a pilot charter is easy, and the Student Life staff is ready to walk you through the process.

Please view CCA's Student Organization Handbook (CCA email required to view) for a comprehensive list of guidelines and procedures to ensure your student organization is as effective as possible.

If you have any questions or need assistance with the required charter application form, email Janrey Javier, Coordinator for Student Leadership Development, at

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How to Get Started

  • Complete the Charter Application Form - Available here!
  • Gather at least three members. (A new student club or organization must have at least three members to become chartered.)
  • Schedule a time to meet with the Office of Student Life staff for Chartered Student Organization training.
  • Choose an advisor. Any faculty or staff member can be an advisor to a club or organization. (Note: This person must be able to commit to your scheduled meeting times.)

Renewing a Charter

  • Renewing Charter Form - Email for next steps
  • For returning student clubs and organizations, renewing your charter is an opportunity to show what the group has accomplished during the previous academic year as well as gain increased support in terms of resources and funding.