Student Clubs and Organizations

Taft College’s Student Life Program engages students in extracurricular activities that enrich their intellectual, ethical, and social development. It offers a variety of arenas where you can practice student self-governance, learn respect for diverse groups, learn civic responsibility, and develop life skills to carry on beyond college. Develop life-long friends and enhance your college experience.

Through student activities, student equity, and work-study, you are encouraged to grow as a leader and to improve on or develop your ability to provide direction, lead courageously, foster teamwork, motivate others, build relationships, coach your peers, and act with integrity.

Dive in and join a club.

Try more than one to find what you like! You will:

  • increase the value of your college experience 
  • make life-long friends
  • network like crazy for your career
  • learn time-management
  • develop leadership skills 
  • discover new passions

Love your classes more because you’re engaged in the campus community. Check out our clubs and organizations today! Click to learn more, then link to the full descriptions

  • Associated Student Organization (ASO)

    The ASO is the official governing organization of students enrolled at Taft College. Learn about ASO benefits, including access to the Student Center gaming area, book rental, participation in ASO events, and discounts on field trips and at favorite places in town. 

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  • Best Buddies

    Best Buddies seeks to establish a global volunteer movement that creates opportunities for one-to-one friendships, integrated employment, and leadership development for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDDs). 

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  • InterVarsity Christian Fellowship at Taft College

    The InterVarsity Club establishes and advances at Taft College witnessing communities of students and faculty who follow Jesus as Savior and Lord: growing in love for God, God’s Word, God’s people of every ethnicity and culture and God’s purposes in the world.

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  • Dental Hygiene Club

    The Dental Hygiene Club aims to expand the students’ experience and knowledge of the concepts, theory, and practice of dental hygiene beyond the scope of the classroom and clinic.

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  • Early Care and Educators Club

    The Early Care and Education (ECE) Club mission is to create an opportunity for ECE students and all interested students to engage in activities outside of the classroom that promote ECE classes and careers.

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  • Future Healthcare Professionals Club

    The Taft College Future Healthcare Professionals Club conducts outreach for prospective students who aspire to become healthcare professionals. It also provides pre-health students with mentoring and empowers future healthcare pros to become health community leaders,  

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  • Taft College Literary Magazine

    The Taft College Literary Magazine provides literary publication editorial and production experience to students of Taft College, assists the community of Taft in networking with writers globally, and promote imaginative literature in Kern County. 

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  • National Society of Leadership and Success (NSLS)

    NSLS creates a support system within Taft College where students help each other to move forward in their education and life. Members will work alongside peers to help guide each other toward reaching short term goals. 

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  • Performing Arts Club

    The Taft College Performing Arts Club brings together students interested in theatre and performance, to broaden their theatre experience and to provide live, local entertainment, in a movement to better our campus and our community.

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  • Phi Theta Kappa – Beta Lambda Chapter

    The Beta Lambda Chapter of Phi Theta Kappa at Taft College promotes scholarship and the development of leadership and service and the cultivation of fellowship among qualified students at Taft College.

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  • Role-Playing Game (RPG) Club

    The RPG Club promotes campus-wide student interest in role-playing games. It supports academic student success by enhancing critical thinking, writing, storytelling, logistical planning, and basic mathematical skills through active participation in club activities.

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    SPECTRUM gives Taft College students a sense of inclusiveness and provides LGBTQIA+ students a safe environment. SPECTRUM raises awareness and educates other students about LGBTQIA+ rights, facilitating activism, reaching out to the Taft community, and promoting youth leadership, diversity, and tolerance on campus.

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  • Social Science Research Group

    This club (formerly Psychology Club) provides additional educational and practical experiences in social science research. It offers guidance in reaching students’ educational goals and creating and maintaining professional relationships with faculty and the broader community. 

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  • STEM-CiTE Club

    The Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics, and Career and Technical Education Club is geared toward researching and learning about opportunities, career exploration, and industry needs pertaining to STEM and CTE. 

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  • Taft College Veterans Club

    The Taft College Veterans Club serves as a support system for student veterans, as well as veteran family members and supporters. It provides information on services offered by Veterans Affairs and works to ensure successful veteran career and education transitions. 

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  • Wellness Club

    The Taft College Wellness Club was established to assist students suffering from stress, anxiety, and depression during the COVID-19 pandemic. The Wellness Club is a safe space to release and relax through mindfulness training, exercise, and more.

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