Club Rush enjoys sunny weather

Clubs and organizations had their third Club Rush of the semester.


Melisa Cabello-Cuahutle

Phi Theta Kappa is one of the many club options at City College. Photo by Melisa Cabello-Cuahutle

San Diego City College students enjoyed the sunny weather today while clubs and organizations held their third Club Rush of the semester at the upper AH/BT quad.   

The City Times staff went out on assignment to speak with representatives of some of the clubs that were participating.   

There were many clubs and programs at City College to not only serve the educational needs of students, but also their physical and mental needs.



Active Minds is a nonprofit organization that provides mental health services.

It focuses on suicide prevention and offers group support and free health and wellness check-ups.

“What we strive to do at Active Minds is destigmatize the word ‘mental health’ (through) the use of events and workshops,” said Sharon Arona, the treasurer of Active Minds.

Active Minds is located in the A building and frees to students who have paid the health fee. 



Philo-City is a group that creates a safe place for students striving to develop their critical thinking skills.

The idea is to be able to have civil conversations in order to help set students up for success in the real world.

They allow student to positively challenge themselves through others to develop cogent arguments for their positions.

 “We aim to create opportunities for City College students and the San Diego Community to develop excellent, compassionate, critical thinking skill,” said Amy Tran, a member of the group.



SAMAFILA is club for the Filipino culture, where students study while hosting events to bring people together. The club started back in 2017. 

Mandatory meetings are held on Mondays for SAMAFILA.

“(We) talk about the things we feel and need to discuss as one,” said club president Jessica Flores. 



Hermanos Unidos, Brothers United, also known as HUBU, has a mission to increase the college completion rate of males of color.

“It is a club on campus where there are facilities that help focus on males of color and peer-to-peer communication,” said Joaquin Mena, who joined HUBU in his first year of college. “During the year we go out and share in the community.

“It started in the learning community, but when I came, it made me realize it is like a brotherhood. (It’s) one of the best decisions I made as a first-year college student.”

Mena wants to ensure the bond is more than just that of a club.

The HUBU organization is working on building and expanding more on campus.



Students interested in STEM fields are welcome to join SACNAS.  

SACNAS is focused on advancing Chicanos, Hispanics and Native Americans in science. It welcomes women and people of color. The club seeks to support underprivileged communities by bringing science.

According to Adrian Ramirez and Sebastian Dunne, both members of the club, SACNAS seeks to help “STEM students of color be successful” and “diversify the workforce.”  

Members stay active in the community by helping kids and doing science demonstrations at elementary schools and high schools.  

Members have the opportunity to attend conferences that offer internships.



Phi Theta Kappa is an honor society that promotes leadership, teamwork and scholarships for their members.

For over 100 years now, the society has provided support worldwide.

The fellowship is involved with improving the community. Members have access to district and national awards.

In order to join, one must be enrolled in at least 12 units, have a 3.5 GPA and pay a one-time fee. The memberships last for a lifetime.