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College Life Activities
A variety of experiences are available to enrich your personal and intellectual growth and this will contribute to your overall academic success. Check out these experiences below:
Student Life designs many different emphasis days/weeks and months to enhance awareness of social and cultural issues that pertain to college students, staff and the community. Annual celebrations and Awareness programs include, but are not limited to; National Day of Prayer, National Coming Out Day, Trans Day of Rememberance, Veterans Day, Dia de los Muertos, Mari Gras, and Cinco de Mayo. Additionally recognized National Emphasis Month/Week programs include: Hispanic Heritage Month, Domestic Violence Awareness, Native American Heritage Month, Black History Month and Women’s History Month.
During these activities, students, staff and the community have opportunities to partake in educational workshops, local and national guest speakers, entertainment and festive foods. Each program is specifically designed to capture the intent of the historical, educational or cultural event.
Field Trips, Internships and Conferences: Learning Through Travel
The Boston Excursion is often offered during the spring semester where history comes to life through literature visiting famous writer’s homes such as Hawthorn and Thoreau.
Additionally students travel during leadership conferences such as the Association for the Promotion of College Activities Regional Conference, HACU Leadership Conference, DCCCD Leadership Retreat, and the Southwestern Black Student Leadership Conference to name a few. All of these travel experience are at a subsidized cost for interested students. If you are interested in any of these trips, inquire in the Office of Student Life (S1032).
Local and National Speakers: Learning Through Listening
MVC hosts a variety of guest speakers during the academic year. Past speakers have included, among many others, Maya Angelou, Nikki Giovanni, Edward James Olmos, Julie Chavez Rodriguez, Lisa Ling, Laura Esquivel, Harry Belafonte, Coach Carter and many others. Our lecture series are designed to complement the classroom learning experience while fostering awareness of critical issues facing our student community.
Student Ambassador Program: Learning Through Leading
Mountain View College's Student Ambassador Program enlists volunteer support from outstanding students to reach out to prospective students and to the community. The Mountain View College Student Ambassador Program was founded in 1996. The purpose the Student Ambassador's are to serve as representatives of Mountain View College. A limited number of students at Mountain View College are selected to become Ambassadors, the selection only happens once a year during the summer, applications are made available in the Office of Student Life each Spring semester. These student volunteers, working under the direction of the Office of Student Life, play an integral role in a wide range of campus activities throughout the year.
Student Government Association: Learning Through Governing
The Student Government Association is a group comprised of elected and appointed student delegates that act as a liaison between Mountain View College's administration and Mountain View students. Being involved in Student Government gives you an opportunity to affect change and improve campus life. It is a great way to serve the college and work with people from diverse cultures. Plus, colleges, universities and prospective employers recognize participation in Student Government as an indication of commitment and accomplishment. General meetings are open to all registered students. Applications are available in the Office of Student Life and the Student Government office.