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Campus / Community Involvement

Flint Corps

Flint Corps is a collective effort by the colleges in the city to involve students in the community through service. The Corps believes that service, volunteerism and philanthropy are essential to equip students with the tools to become tomorrow's thinkers, visionaries, leaders, and problem-solvers. Ultimately, our goal is to improve the Flint community in which we all live, work, and study!

Student Clubs and Organizations Trending Towards Service

  • 3P Club: This club will educate and enhance awareness of domestic violence among students at Mott Community College.
  • Social Work Club: Any student, regardless of major, may become a member. The mission of the social work club is rooted in a set of core values within the social work profession. These core values, embraced by social workers throughout the profession's history, are the foundation of social work's unique purpose and perspective. Core values, and the ethical principles that flow from them, must be balanced within the context and complexity of the human experience.
  • Gay/Straight Alliance: Membership in the GSA is open to any student at Mott Community College. The GSA welcomes all students and the community at large to participate in club activities and weekly meetings. We are here to educate, advocate and support any person in the LGBT community. We have a large social group involved in many outside activities and community events.
  • L.E.R.N. Club: the purpose of the L.E.R.N (Law Enforcement Resource Network) Club is to promote leadership development and expand structured learning experiences beyond the classroom for our members. We specialize in leadership development, fundraising, community service, tours, and travel.
  • MCC Tutor Club: The MCC Tutoring Club is an organization formed to promote the role of tutors. Its goals are to provide an advancement procedure for tutors, to provide needed educational criteria, to promote the welfare and fellowship and the exchange of tutorial experiences.
  • Phi Theta Kappa: International Honors Society of Two-Year Colleges, PTK stresses the four tenets of scholarship, leadership, service and fellowship.

Incorporation into Honors College

HONS 251 Students Apply Service Learning as the Mott Campus Clowns
The Mott Campus Clowns are Honors College students enrolled in HONS 251: Social Diversity & Civic Engagement. As a course requirement, students must develop various skills, including clown makeup, meet-and-greet, and physical comedy. In addition, the clowns rehearse and perform hour-long anti-bully assembly shows for children kindergarten through 7th grade. In addition to the anti-bully program, members of the clown troupe make appearances in parades, Special Olympics, and at community events.

Fall Service Activities of the Clown Troupe
In the Fall Semesters, HONS 251 students perform anti-bully shows at local schools. In addition, the troupe travels out of town for two service weekends, one in Detroit, MI and the other in Lansing, MI. During their Alternative Weekends, the students serve as clowns for the Special Olympics, Boys and Girls Clubs, parades and other community events (e.g., Zoo Boo at the Detroit Zoo).

Winter Service Activities for HONS 251
Students During Winter Semesters the clown troupe ventures to Philadelphia for a ten-day Alternative Spring Break. While in the City of Brotherly Love, the students are housed at the Old First Reformed Church. In addition to performing anti-bully shows, the entire clown troupe also participates in the annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade through downtown Philly.

Mott Campus Clowns

Mott Campus Clowns performing a school show during Fall Semester, 2013

November 21, 2016
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