Maricopa Emergency Management System Alert

  CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) UPDATE: Face coverings are mandatory inside all South Mountain Community College buildings, including the SMC Library. Read more about this decision here, and a message from the Maricopa County Community College District here

Student Clubs

To Rule is Easy…Governing is Difficult

Whatever your talents and interests, it’s easy to get involved at South Mountain Community College. There are nearly 20 clubs and organizations affiliated with SMCC’s Student Life & Leadership Office. Did you know that we have a Bilingual Student Nursing Association and a Business Club? Or maybe you want to network with others pursuing the same career, like future educators in Club Teach. There are many clubs to choose from, so get connected! Join an SMCC student organization today – and if you don’t see a club that interests you, start a new one!

Field of Interest (FOI): Culture and Society

SMCC’s Veterans Club welcomes veterans from all branches of the Armed Forces. The club supports veterans by encouraging lifestyle management principles that contribute to success with their academic, community, spiritual, and emotional needs. 


Field of Interest (FOI): Culture and Society

Empowerment, Leadership, Sisterhood

Maricopa Women Rising


WOMEN RISING is dedicated to helping you succeed!  WOMEN RISING is a student success and community based program for women of color.  Students involved in the Women Rising program participate in activities that promote: Empowerment, Engagement, Success, Leadership, and Sisterhood. 

There are two ways to participate in Women Rising: by applying to be a member by application with a Program Advisor, or enrolling in the CPD150: Strategies for College Success | Women Rising Cohort.

WOMEN RISING provides opportunities that support student success through:

  • Bi-Weekly Chapter Meetings
  • Networking
  • Academic and Career Workshops
  • Professional Development
  • Cultural Events and Activities
  • University Transfer Support
  • Leadership Events
  • Mentoring
  • Campus Resources

Women Rising is the Maricopa Community Colleges’ Minority Female Initiative. All of our Meetings are open to interested students!

CPD150: Strategies for College Success- Women Rising Cohort

Want to start your college experience with additional support and guidance?

Be a part of the Women Rising community while taking a required college course! The CPD150: Strategies for College Success-Women Rising Cohort is a strategically designed course that provides additional support and opportunities of an extracurricular college program, in the classroom, earning college credits! The Women Rising Program works closely with your faculty to align our programming with classroom lessons and assignments. We hold bi-weekly meetings during the last hour of dedicated class time connect, empower and engage. Program advisors will be tracking your academic progress while providing resources and assistance throughout the semester.

Have a Question? 

The Program Advisors for the Women Rising Chapter at South Mountain Community College (SMCC) work in the Department of First Year Experience (FYE) and New Student Orientation (NSO). Stop by the Student Enrollment Services (SES) building to learn more about the Women Rising Chapter at SMCC!
MCCCD Women Rising

Women Rising Canvas Course

The SMCC Women Rising Program has an open-enrollment course on Canvas, Maricopa Community Colleges online classroom platform. Find announcements, event schedules, important to know resources and much more! Follow the link to see what Women Rising is doing this semester!