Moraine Valley Community College || Student Life || Organizations


College Bowl
No, we don't battle on a bowling alley. Students use knowledge to answer assorted questions much like on well-known television shows, and match wits against other colleges.
Advisor: Ted Powers, U207, (708) 608-4177

Combat to College
To inform all Moraine Valley vets of current educational benefits and provide a strong network to achieve academic and career goals leading to the development of lifelong friendships and peer support.
Advisor: General McArthur, (708) 608-4144, 
Office: Bldg. U, Room U203

As a Forensics (speech) team member, you can participate in a variety of speaking events, including persuasive or informative speaking, impromptu or extemporaneous speaking, and communications analysis. Forensics also encompasses oral interpretation events, including prose and poetry reading, and Reader's Theater. Moraine Valley's Forensics team has received state and national acclaim.
Advisors: John Nash, A266 (708) 974-5556
Krista Appelquist, (708) 974-5222

Join the staff of the student newspaper as a volunteer or earn college credit for your work. The Glacier staff meets in Building U, Student Union, at 3 p.m. on Mondays and Wednesdays. Staff members, especially those in administrative positions, are expected to devote considerable time and energy to producing a quality product. In return, if you meet the responsibilities drawn in your "contract," you will be eligible for tuition reimbursement.
Advisor: Ted Powers, U207, (708) 608-4177

Join the staff that puts together the literary works of students, staff and community members. The Mastodon is published every semester and includes poetry, fiction, nonfiction, artwork, and photographs. You can submit your creative works to U115 or place them in the drop box outside of the library.
Advisor: Ted Powers, U207, (708) 608-4177

Inter Club Council
Advisor: Demetrius Robinson, U202, (708) 974-5353

International Student Club
The International Student Club is a dynamic group of Moraine Valley Community College international and American students. Take advantage of this unique opportunity to learn about interesting and exciting cultures from 40 different countries. You'll play an important role in helping international students adjust to life in the United States. In addition, you will gain knowledge about cultural differences, languages, traditions, music, food, political and religious life, schools, and attitudes.
Advisor: Carrie Grochowski, S217, (708) 974-5756

Phi Theta Kappa
Alpha Iota Lambda Chapter
Phi Theta Kappa is the international honor society for two-year and junior colleges. Membership requirements are a cumulative grade point average of 3.5 or higher in 12 or more credit hours taken at Moraine Valley Community College. Phi Theta Kappa bases all programs on its four hallmarks: scholarship, leadership, fellowship, and service. For more information visit the International Headquarters Web site at
Advisors: Demetrius Robinson, U202 (708) 974-5353
Kim Golk, B109, (708) 608-4179
PTK Office: U204 (708) 608-4457

Student Government Association
The Student Government Association serves as a liaison to the college administration, the voice of the student body, and is committed to the needs of our peers. We strive to represent the academic and social issues of the students within the college community. We strive to promote diversity, unity, respect, responsibility and the opportunity for personal development outside the classroom.
Advisor: Bradley Custer, U115, (708) 608-4272!/SGAMV
SGA Office: U204 (708) 608-4167

Student Trustee
The student trustee, elected from the student body, represents the students on the Moraine Valley Community College Board of Trustees. Other responsibilities include representing the Student Government Association at college functions and serving as the Illinois Community College Board Student Advisory Committee representative. The student trustee must be willing to commit a minimum of 15 hours a week to the position and be willing to travel off campus.