Student Activities

At Merritt College, we recognize that college is about more than just academics. The natural and psychosocial well-being of a student’s life is closely related to their academic success and completion. The college has made an intentional effort to address any symbolism of structural racism and ensure that all of their students have access to equitable opportunities, feel welcomed, included, and represented. Student Activities and the Associated Students of Merritt College (ASMC) work collectively to encourage and develop student leadership skills, increase student engagement, encourage student advocacy, and developing partnerships to assist with students facing food insecurity, housing insecurity, and financial hardship.

Student Leadership

These combined efforts allow students to network and expanding student engagement to allow students to grow inside and outside the classroom. Student Leadership skills are developed in conjunction with becoming elected members of the ASMC Council or Inter-Club Council (ICC) and participating in the college’s shared governance process.

Student leadership and engagement is encouraged through the associated government and club membership. The eligibility requirements include:

  • Enrolled in a minimum of 5 units at Merritt College
  • GPA of 2.0 or above
  • In good academic standing,

Participating in activities can enhance students’ college experience by allowing them to explore new hobbies and interests while making lifelong friends!

Below are examples of clubs started by our ASMC’s Inter-Club Council (ICC) members:

  • Administration of Justice
  • Allied Health
  • Altazor Transfer Club
  • Black Student Union
  • First-Year Experience (FYE)
  • Horticulture
  • Phi Theta Kappa (PTK)
  • Puente
  • United Health Alliance
  • And more….

Student Identification Cards

Student Identification (ID) cards are temporarily unavailable. IT is aware of the problem and are working to resolve this issue district-wide. Updated stickers for Spring 2022 are available for pick up Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays, 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM, in R124.

Below are instructions for students to obtain their cards by mail. Once services have been restored, the Office of Student Activities will send an update to the campus community and complete request sent to

All currently enrolled students are eligible to receive a student identification card. The cost of replacing ID cards is $5 (in cash). Our offices are available for in person services Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays, 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM.

To obtain a STUDENT ID card or an updated semester sticker, email the following information to .

First and last name (Make sure your name is spelled correctly and it matches the name you used when you apply/register at Merritt College).

-Student ID number
-Your current mailing address.
-A photo/portrait of yourself: Make sure your photo is clear. Please do not send photos wearing hats/caps/sunglasses/mask/ filters etc.

Once Student Activities has received all the information above, the student ID or sticker will be mailed. To obtain a replacement card and pay the fee, please schedule and appointment by emailing .

Emergency Aid Program

  • Grant Amount: $500.00 (limit over the life of the program)
  • Purpose: The Project Success Emergency Aid Program is designed to assist students in dealing with unforeseen financial emergencies that, if not quickly resolved, could cause students to drop out of school.
  • How to apply: Complete the online application.
  • Eligibility Requirements: Enrolled part- or full-time in a certificate, associate or bachelor’s degree program and have a GPA of 2.0 or greater.
  • Contact: Doris Hankins, Director of Student Activities and Campus Life, .
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Need Assistance?

For more information regarding Peralta District and Merritt College’s campus policies and procedures and student rights, please refer to the Merritt College Catalog ( or refer to our Student Services Department webpage (

The Office of Student Activities and Campus Life is working remotely. For questions or concerns, please email us at .