Student Organizations at Diablo Valley College

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.

Student clubs

Student clubs at Diablo Valley College are student initiated and run. The student club program on the Diablo Valley campus is an integral part of DVC's educational program. It gives students opportunities to develop valuable leadership and interpersonal skills that will benefit the student while at DVC, and in their future. Students learn to organize, 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. All clubs have mail boxes in the Margaret Lesher Student Union Building. Messages may be left for club officers in their mailboxes. You can take a look at the club list to see the variety of clubs that will be active this semester. Meetings are open to all students. Check one out!

Important information about student clubs

Starting new clubs

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.

New club workshops are scheduled for:
August 16, 12:30-1:30 pmAugust 24, 3:30-4:30 pm
August 29, 2:00-4:00 pm

Students who want to start a new club must:

  • Attend a New club workshop at the beginning of the semester
  • Have at least six DVC students who are currently registered in at least five units
  • Club officers must have at least a 2.0 cumulative GPA 
  • Find an advisor who is a DVC employee (must complete Advisor Orientation)
  • Submit a DVCsync Online Club Recognition
  • Submit a club constitution

Returning clubs

The Student Life Office will accept fall 2017 paperwork as of August 11, 2017 through DVCsyncClubs may not meet until their paperwork has been submitted. Important: All required forms must be submitted to the Student Life Office by the deadline, either in person or via email to llitowitz@dvc.edu. 

  • Attend a Club officer training at the beginning of the semester
  • Submit a completed DVCsync Online Club Recognition by the deadline
  • Have at least six currently registered DVC students as members
  • Officers must have at least a 2.0 cumulative GPA and five units
  • Have an advisor who is a DVC employee (must complete Advisor Orientation)
  • Register for Fall 2017 Club Days

Club Officer trainings are scheduled for:

August 11, 12:30-1:30pm
August 17, 3:00-4:00pm
August 24, 2:00-3:00pm
August 30, 11:00-12:00pm
September 11, 4:30-5:30pm
All trainings will be held in the Student Union conference room (204)

Inter Club Council (ICC)

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 semester 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 3:30-5:00pm in the Student Union conference room.

Fall 2017 ICC Schedule: 8/31/17-11/30/17
Spring 2017 ICC Schedule: 2/8/17-5/3/17

Club Day


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.

Click here to register your club to participate in Fall 2017 Club Days

Club Days fall 2017

September 13, 10:00-2:00 pm (Viking Day) 

September 14, 10:00-1:00 pm at San Ramon Campus 

September 28, 10:00-2:00 pm

Fall 2017 club roster submission

Please email an excel spreadsheet of your roster to Lindsay: LLitowitz@dvc.edu

Download Club Roster Template

Club rosters are due October 1, 2017

Club activities

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 forms, policies or with the planning of activities, please contact the Student Life Office for help. Clubs may host events from August 11, 2017 through December 3, 2017.

Event planning checklist

Requesting Funds? Here’s the process:

  1. Student submits Create an Event Form on DVCsync (events tab in your club’s portal)
    1. Advisor signs off through DVCsync
    2. Student Activities Coordinator will send the student who submits the form an email (cc-ing the advisor) with the next steps in the process
  2. Student submits a Fund Request Form (forms tab in your club’s portal)
    1. Advisor signs off through DVCsync
    2. ICC Commissioner of Finance sends the student who submitted the form an email outlining the fund request process and inviting them to present at upcoming meeting

3. Students present at the Ways & Means Committee (WMC)

a. WMC oversees the ICC’s funds

b. WMC Meetings will be held on Mondays and are scheduled by the ICC Commissioner of Finance

c. The presentation should be in powerpoint format, approximately 5 minutes long, and should include the following: club name & description, event name & 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 even

4. Students present at ICC meeting

a. ICC Meetings are on Thursdays from 3:30-5PM in SU 204

b. The ICC board will vote on whether or not to fund the event

If requesting more than $1500 for one event:

5. Students present at Budget Oversight Committee (BOC)

a. The BOC oversees ASDVC’s funds

b. The BOC Meetings will be held on Thursdays and are scheduled by the ASDVC Controller

c. The presentation should be in powerpoint format, approximately 5 minutes long, and should include the following: club name & description, event name & 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

6. Students present at ASDVC Meeting

a. ASDVC Meetings are held on Tuesdays from 2-4PM in SU 204

b. The ASDVC board will vote on whether or not to fund the event

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

Spending Club Funds

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