Awareness and Issue-based
We will be the African Diaspora's very own group on heritage, arts, lifestyle, fashion, beauty, health, travel and more for the greater MIIS community. Our goal is to highlight various elements of African culture and heritage. We hope to provide balance to Africa related media coverage. We also hope to provide information as it relates to travel, education, and other Africa Diaspora related opportunities.
Club President: E.J. Dupervil
Club Treasurer: Fabrice Londeke
DocuMentality will stoke MIIS student's efforts to be informed, self-aware, multi-lingual, culturally competent
and engaged. The organization provides a safe forum to explore critical social issues--those emerging in our
time or long ignored--and an opportunity to respectfully share perspectives on such subjects while practicing
sensitivity, diplomacy, and potency as thinkers and speakers.
Club President: James Galvin
Club Treasurer: Erika Hearthway
Gay & Co.
Gay & Co. is the MIIS community’s Gay-Straight Alliance, promoting awareness, understanding, and communication for LGBTQAI issues within the framework of our unique multicultural setting. Club members are willing to provide outreach on an informal basis to those within the MIIS and Monterey communities who have questions about sexuality and related issues.
Club President: Bryan Weiner
The (Hu)SAND Group was officially formed in February 2013 as the result of a merger between two on-campus organizations at the Monterey Institute of International Studies: the SAND Cluster and the Human Security and Development Club. SAND, an acronym for Security and Development, has been active for nearly 20 years. During, which, SAND members have produced cutting edge research and projects. The Human Security and Development Club was started in the Fall of 2012 to provide a network for Human Security and Development graduate students at the Monterey Institute. The merger has provided our team an opportunity to establish a professional working group of Human Security and Development practitioners, a central database for research and projects related to the field of Human Security, and a method for networking on a global scale.
This club is for all students interested in supporting Fundación Misión Gaia in Minca, Colombia in their efforts
to create a sustainable tourism strategy for the region though volunteering.
Our Green Thumb
Our Green Thumb Community Garden is just that – a community garden shared between MIIS students, MIIS faculty and MIIS neighbors. We’re proud to offer free garden space to anyone interested in digging in the dirt and dedicated to doing his/her fair share of the upkeep.
In addition to vegetable plots, Our Green Thumb hosts the campus composting system (including several worm bins) and offers free workshops to everyone in the MIIS community. A few of our projects this semester will be building raised beds and holding a vermiculture workshop to harvest worms for the worm sale.
STOP—Anti-Human Trafficking Club
The STOP club is a student driven anti-human trafficking club working to increase awareness on related issues and removing stigma, ultimately moving people towards action. Case in point: Monterey County has one of the highest rates of human trafficking in California. Through informational campus events, film screenings, and other events, we work towards dispelling misconceptions of human trafficking in all its forms.
Club President: Elena Kokhanovski
Club Treasurer: Jennifer Agis
Students for Sustainability
Students for Sustainability Club provides a platform to share ideas and develop opportunities that expand environmental stewardship on the MIIS campus. Through the club, students position themselves as professional advisors to the Monterey Institute, implementing energy and carbon reduction strategies, in addition to a host of other sustainability initiatives on campus. The club provides practical experience that advances networking by serving as an interface between students and leaders in the sustainability sector as well as by developing partnerships and hosting events.
Club President: Amy Kessler
Club Treasurer: Emily Cluff
The MIIS Veterans Organization exists to serve the unique needs of the veteran community at MIIS by
fostering a sense of community amongst veterans, providing critical veteran-related support and services, and sponsoring military and veteran-related events and activities.
Club President: Michael Sanford
Club Treasurer: Kelly Phillips