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Student Involvement

You have an open invitation to join our eclectic mix of student organizations, programs, and leadership opportunities.  Check out what’s available and see what interests you!

Student Programs

  • Dine-with-a-Prof
    • Thurgood Marshall College and the Office of the Vice Chancellor of Student Affairs present a fantastic opportunity to students. This program offers undergraduates an opportunity to increase interactions with their professors and TAs outside of the classroom, allowing students to invite their faculty member or TA out to lunch at the UC San Diego Faculty Club while the college foots the bill.
    • For more information and to get involved, please visit the Dine-with-a-Prof website.
  • Each One Reach One
    • EORO pairs new TMC students with TMC continuing student mentors. Mentors help new students to transition into university life and to establish themselves within the community. EORO sponsors fun connection activities throughout each quarter for mentors and mentees. New students can sign up to be mentored and continuing students can apply to be mentors.
    • For more information or to get involved email tmcstu2@ucsd.edu
  • Marshall Mentor Program
    • MMP offers newly enrolled transfer students the opportunity to connect with faculty members in their academic discipline throughout the school year.  TMC recognizes the importance of student/faculty interaction, and encourages students to take advantage of this program and enhance their college experience as scholars and citizens. Applications available during Fall Quarter for this highly coveted program.
    • For more information and to get involved, please visit the Marshall Mentor Program website.
  • Transfer Connect & Success
    • Designed to help transfer students get off to a strong start at UC San Diego, this program will introduce students to the campus traditions, norms, faculty, staff and resources to advance towards a meaningful and successful college experience. The six-week program takes place each fall quarter and is in cooperation with Muir and Roosevelt Colleges.
    • To enroll for the upcoming fall program, or for more information, email Johnathan Luster, Assistant Dean of Student Affairs.

Student Organizations

  • Active Community at Thurgood Marshall College (ACT)
    • ACT puts into action the ideals that make up the foundation of the TMC philosophy: justice, peace, honesty, unity, community and diversity. ACT embraces the value of societal responsibility through community service.
    • AdvisorJoe Cordero, jscordero@ucsd.edu
  • Cultural Association Uniting Students through Education (CAUSE)
    • CAUSE strives toward the enhancement of TMC’s multi-ethnic, multi-cultural environment. We educate UCSD students and the community about diversity, respect, and leadership. CAUSE members are also the ambassadors of TMC, hosting college tours to elementary and junior/senior high school students each quarter.
    • AdvisorJoe Cordero, jscordero@ucsd.edu
  • Graduation and Senior Week Committee
    • Graduation and Senior Week Committee is responsible for recommending the keynote and student speakers; nominating the outstanding senior and faculty member to be recognized at Commencement; and coordinating Senior Week activities to recognize graduating seniors. Both TMC students and staff serve on this Committee.
    • Advisors: Johnathan Luster (Graduation), jluster@ucsd.edu and Joe Cordero (Senior Week), jscordero@ucsd.edu
  • Judicial Board (J-Board)
    • In keeping with the spirit of Thurgood Marshall College, the J Board provides information to students regarding campus legal services and the Student Conduct Code. J Board serves as a fair and impartial peer hearing body for non-academic misconduct charges within TMC. Members are interviewed and selected by current board members.
    • Advisor: Johnathan Luster, jluster@ucsd.edu 
  • Leadership Committee for Cultural Celebration (LC3)
    • Each year, LC3 plans and hosts the multicultural festival, Cultural Celebration, opening a doorway to different world cultures for UCSD students and the entire San Diego community. Comprised of various committees (entertainment, logistics, vendors, publicity, etc.) and working alongside TMC staff, LC3 puts on one of UC San Diego’s largest, longest-standing, and most fun events of the year.
    • Advisor: Joe Cordero, jscordero@ucsd.edu
  • Marshall Activities Committee (MAC)
    • Officially, MAC is the programming board of TMC. Unofficially, MAC dedicates itself to making sure TMC students relax and reconnect after studying so hard. MAC plans Study Breaks, DOC BBQs, the Haunted House, the TMC Semi-Formal and anything that gets students up and about Thurgood Marshall College.
    • Advisor: Joe Cordero, jscordero@ucsd.edu
  • Marshall Memos
    • Marshall Memos is the weekly newsletter letting students know about all of the happenings at Marshall College and around UC San Diego. It's a way for students to stay updated on upcoming events, programs, and opportunities and get plugged in to the Marshall community. It created the quarterly student publication of TMC, The Sword and The Robe, consisting of articles, poetry, art, short stories and photography from Marshall students. Each volume’s content tied to a central theme relating to the TMC philosophy and issues like social justice, cultural awareness and public service. Involvement ranged from staff editors to layout designers to student contributors.
    • Advisor: Nikki Hsueh, nhsueh@ucsd.edu
  • Marshallpalooza Committee
    • Each spring quarter, Marshallpalooza Committee starts brainstorming and by fall quarter the Committee hits the ground running. In eight weeks, the various subcommittees (games & rides, food & vendors, publicity, donations & finance, entertainment) coordinate to put on the ultimate college festival. This carnival and concert is the culmination of Thurgood Marshall Week each November.
    • Advisor: Joe Cordero, jscordero@ucsd.edu
  • Student Committee on Residential Engagement (SCORE)
    • Giving all TMC residential students a special place to share their voice, SCORE acts as a resource to channel student's ideas and turn it into a lasting impact for present and future students. By taking action in three areas—culture, conservation, and philanthropy—members strive uphold the philosophy of knowing, checking, and being you to bring about a safe and enjoyable home away from home.
    • Advisor: Shane Moise, smoise@ucsd.edu
  • Thurgood Marshall College Student Council (TMCSC)
    • TMC Student Council is the student representative body for the Marshall community. TMCSC advocates on behalf of TMC students through appointments to various campus and college committees. TMCSC is also responsible for allocating funds to other TMC and campus organizations looking for support. TMCSC strives to fulfill the TMC philosophy, to contribute to the UCSD community, and to encourage others to do the same.
    • Advisor: Dean Wendy Bashant, wbashant@ucsd.edu
  • Thurgood Marshall College Television (TMTV)
    • Since 1996 this organization has been producing high quality video for television, film, and screen.  TMTV is a completely student-run station attracting undergraduate students all over campus, especially students of TMC. With opportunities for filming, editing, writing, website creation and more, there is a little something for everyone. Past video productions from TMTV may be viewed primarily on You Tube and the UCSD TMTV Facebook page. Check out the Facebook page for more info.
    • Advisor: Mitchelle Greenlee, mgreenlee@ucsd.edu
  • Transfer and Re-Entry Student Organizations (TRES)
    • TRES is dedicated to serving and advocating the unique needs of the transfer and re-entry student community at TMC. It seeks to promote involvement and provide a forum to network with other students through various educational, cultural, and social events. Check out the community on the TRES Facebook group.
    • Advisor: Johnathan Luster, jluster@ucsd.edu 

Leadership Development

  • Dean’s Office Internship
    • The Dean’s Interns serve as a resource both to the students of TMC and to the staff of the Office of Student Affairs. Interns assist with the programming of activities and events, including Welcome Week, Safe Space Dialogue Series, Edutainment Programs, TMC Scholarshoppe, and mentor programs. Both volunteer and paid positions are available.
    • TMC Summer Interns plan Welcome Week 2014 – Applications available here in Spring Quarter
    • TMC Dean's Interns for 2014-2015 Academic Year - Applications available here in Spring Quarter
    • Advisor: Joe Cordero, jscordero@ucsd.edu
  • Orientation Leaders (OL)
    • Orientation Leaders assist the Academic Advising and Student Affairs staff with Freshman, Transfer, and Family Orientation programs. During these programs OLs welcome new students and their families, answer questions, facilitate group discussions, and act as tour guides. OLs play a crucial role in promoting TMC philosophy while introducing student life at TMC. The OL position requires some summer and pre-fall quarter time commitments and is a paid position.
    • Advisors: Johnathan Luster, jluster@ucsd.edu and Kristian Austin, kmaustin@ucsd.edu
  • Resident Assistants (RA)
    • RAs develop residential communities within the Residence Halls and Apartments of TMC.  RAs help create a living-learning community that is respectful, fun, safe, and conducive for out-of-classroom learning. RAs possess and develop leadership, counseling, and confrontation management skills. RAs are compensated with Room & Board on the TMC campus.
    • Questions? Call the Residential Life Office, (858)534-4340.
  • Resident Life Interns
    • Three different internship opportunities are available through TMC Residential Life: Res Life Office Interns (Administrative), Community Outreach Intern (Programming), and Communications Intern (TMTV Operations and other media). Each position requires different skills and time commitments, compensating accordingly.  To get involved with enhancing the Thurgood Marshall College residential experience, stop by the Residential Life Office, (858)534-4340.