Student government, clubs, and activities at Diablo Valley College (DVC) are student initiated and run. Involvement in student organizations and activities provides opportunities to develop valuable leadership and interpersonal skills that will benefit the student while at DVC, as well as in the future. Students learn to organize and to work with others, pursue special interests, and make friends.
Club membership is open to all Diablo Valley College students regardless of race, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin or physical limitations. Check out the clubs and even join one on DVCsync!
Interested in starting a club that you feel would benefit the student body that isn't already being offered? Great! Please read details on steps to start a new club at DVC and attend a mandatory New Club Workshop.
*Please NOTE: New Clubs must be unique and not a duplication of an existing Club
Students who want to start a new club must:
The Student Life Office accepts club renewal and new club registration the first 4
weeks of fall and spring terms via DVCsync
Clubs may only meet after their renewal/new club registration has been electronically submitted into DVCsync - Engage and approved by the Student Life Office. Important: All required data must be submitted via DVCsync to the Student Life Office by the deadline.
The Inter Club Council (ICC) is recognized and funded by the Associated Students of Diablo Valley College (ASDVC). It consists of representatives from all campus clubs. ICC meetings are held weekly during the term in the Student Union building. It provides a forum for clubs to discuss upcoming events and ideas, vote on funding proposed events, and collaborate regarding student issues.
All clubs must have a representative attend the Inter-Club Council (ICC) meetings, which are held on Thursdays from 3:30-5 pm via Zoom.
If you are interested in learning more about DVC's clubs or joining a club, then come to Club Day! A variety of clubs will be sharing information about their clubs in the quad on the Pleasant Hill campus.
Everyone who joins club/s on DVCsync will be considered a member. Have everyone who attends your meetings join the club's portal to be counted towards your membership.
Club rosters will be due October 2021
Club activities are an important part of the club program, and for the campus as a whole. The Student Life Office supports clubs in making all of their events as successful as possible. If your club has questions with online event submissions, policies or with the planning of activities, please contact the Student Life Office for assistance.
3. Students present at the Ways and Means Committee (WMC)
a. WMC oversees the ICC’s funds
b. WMC meetings are scheduled by the ICC Commissioner of Finance
c. The presentation should be in powerpoint format (emailed to ICCfinance@dvc.edu ), approximately 5 minutes long, and should include the following: club name and description, event name and description, the event budget, and whether or not the club will be using their club funds or fund raising to help cover the event costs
d. WMC will make a recommendation to the ICC board about whether or not to fund the event
4. Students present at ICC meeting
a. ICC meetings are on Thursdays from 3:30-5 pm via Zoom.
b. The ICC board will vote on whether or not to fund the event
If requesting more than $3000 for one event, the club can request an additional $5000 from ASDVC
5. Students present at Budget Oversight Committee (BOC)
a. The BOC oversees ASDVC’s funds
b. The BOC meetings are scheduled by the ASDVC Controller (email at ASDVCcon@dvc.edu). Send an email to request to be placed on their next agenda one week in advance, typically the Monday prior to your presentation.
c. The presentation should be in powerpoint format emailed to the ASDVC Controller, approximately 5 minutes long, and should include the following: club name and description, event name and description, the event budget, and whether or not the club will be using their club funds or fund raising to help cover the event costs
d. The BOC will make a recommendation to the ASDVC board about whether or not to fund the event. The PowerPoint requires Student Learning Outcomes for all requests over $1500 and line item budget must be emailed to the ASDVC Secretary prior to the Board meeting.
6. Students present at ASDVC meeting
a. ASDVC Meetings are held on Tuesdays from 2:10-4 pm via Zoom
b. The ASDVC Board will vote on whether or not to fund the event
7. If the club is requesting more than $1500 from ASDVC (for clubs $3000 or more), they need to present at two ASDVC General Meetings (first for discussion and second for action).
If funding is approved
1. Students must submit check requests for the event with advisor’s signature (paper form available at the Student Union or on the DVC Student Life Website or DVCsync)
a. No one is authorized to sign their own check request
2. Students must submit club meeting minutes approving the Fund request
a. The meeting minutes should include the specific amount of the request, who was present at the meeting, the vote to authorize fund usage, and what the funding was for.