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.

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 engagement is encouraged to throw club membership. Currently enrolled student with a minimum 2.0 GPA, in good academic standing, and enrolled in a minimum of 5 units at Merritt College can charter a new club, re-establish a preexisting club of their own, or join a club.  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

Each semester, the Student Activities Office issues student identification (ID) cards to students currently enrolled. Due to the pandemic, student identification cards and update semester stickers are available by appointment only. The cost of replacing ID cards is $5 (in cash).  To schedule an, appointment students are required to email acerda@peralta.edu  and dhankins@peralta.edu. New students and students who need to replace their ID cards must schedule an in-person appointment. Upon verification, returning students with a preexisting picture within the identification system can have their ID mailed to them.

Need Assistance?
The Office of Student Activities and Campus Life is available via zoom on the following dates and times:

Mondays 10am-12pm
Tuesdays 2 pm-4 pm
Wednesdays 10 am-12 pm
Thursdays 2 pm-4 pm

All Virtual Office Hours can be accessed by clicking
HERE on the scheduled date and times.