Clubs and Programs with Community Partnerships

There are various ways to get involved! Read more about the clubs and programs with a community partnership.

Kesem @ The Claremont Colleges

5 million children are coping with a parent’s cancer diagnosis. That’s 5 million children at risk of experiencing increased anxiety, emotional isolation, loss of social interest, and/or feelings of hopelessness. That is why Kesem is committed to creating a world where every child who has a parent with a cancer diagnosis, or has lost a parent to cancer is never alone. Kesem supports children through and beyond their parent’s cancer with free, fun-filled creative programs and a lasting community.

To learn more about Kesem and or would like to join, email the leadership team; or visit the national Kesem website.

Mudders Making a Difference

MMAD is the community engagement club on campus that works with the Office of Civic and Community Engagement (OCCE) on a variety of projects, such as hosting blood drives on-campus, and hosting donation drives for Shoes that Fit, Foothill Family Shelter, and Crossroads. MMAD offers a wide range of existing projects, and welcomes new ideas on how to engage and work with the local community. Share your idea with MMAD and or become a project coordinator. To learn more about MMAD and or would like to be a member/coordinator, email the leadership team.

Prison Education Project

The Prison Education Project (PEP) gives the students of Harvey Mudd the opportunity to teach STEM related topics at local prisons to educate, empower, and transform the lives of incarcerated individuals. PEP at Mudd coordinates with the leaders of PEP at Pitzer and Cal Poly Pomona and prisons in the local area to allow Mudd students to facilitate lessons to inside students. Mudd students design curriculum and teach STEM classes remotely.To learn more about PEP visit the national website; and or to join as an instructor or curriculum writer, email the leadership team.


The Sacred SISTAHS Math and Science Conference is an enriching experience for African American girls ages 12 to 18. A diverse selection of conference speakers share life experiences that inspired their development, their work and their dreams. HMC students are welcome and much needed to make this experience possible – from logistical support to sharing as a panelist or workshop facilitator the day of the event. Event is hosted in the spring semester, yet planning and promoting the event starts in the fall semester. Volunteers are also appreciated during the planning and marketing phase. To learn more about this conference visit the Sacred SISTAH’s website; and or to assist in any capacity, Professor Talithia Williams.

Science Bus

Science Bus is a student run, volunteer organization at The Claremont Colleges. Each week, teams of volunteers teach these lessons at local elementary schools, for 4-5th graders. The lessons range from electrical circuits to archaeology and more! Science Bus also hosts an annual event called Science Day, where the students come to Harvey Mudd College for a day filled with more complex lessons and occasionally explosive demonstrations! Science Bus aims to inspire young students, especially from underrepresented groups, to pursue higher education and careers in the sciences. Science Bus also writes and tests hands-on science lessons. By sharing our passion for science and through the fun, integrative experiments, Science Bus hopes to make science exciting and inspiring to young students; and seek to provide students at The Claremont Colleges an opportunity to give back to the community and gain teaching experience. Student volunteers write all of the curriculum, then instruct the lessons to classes of 25-30 fourth or fifth graders. Science Bus hopes to give students at The Claremont Colleges a chance to inspire others and share their passion for science.To learn more about Science Bus and or to join as an instructor, curriculum writer or coordinator, please email the leadership team.

Society for the Advancement of Latinx Students At Mudd

SALSA Mudd partners with Uncommon Good (local community partner), and HMC’s dining services and F&M staff to hold bimonthly tutoring sessions, where local students can visit Mudd and meet some of the Latinx students. The Mudd students provide assistance with homework or explanations of concepts from our STEM specialties. It’s important to promote academia in the communities surrounding the Claremont Colleges to perpetuate the presence of Latinx personalities in collegiate institutions. Tutoring sessions take place on Saturday afternoons from noon–3 p.m., in the R. Michael Shanahan Center for Teaching and Learning.To learn more about SALSA@Mudd and or to join as a tutor, please email the leadership team.

Society of Women Engineers WEST Conference

The Society of Women Engineers (SWE) is a group dedicated to stimulate women to achieve their full potential in careers as engineers and leaders, and to demonstrate the value of diversity. SWE also hopes to expand the image of the engineering profession as a positive force in improving the quality of life for all. The HMC chapter of SWE tries to achieve this by hosting professional and social programs for all students regardless of their major. As part of their mission, is to extend their passion and leadership to younger generations, such as hosting an annual Women Engineers and Scientists of Tomorrow (WEST) Conference every spring semester. As possible, SWE partners with other initiatives and outreach efforts.To learn more about SWE’s WEST Conference and or to join as a volunteer please email the leadership team.

Sustainability/ESW Club

Sustainability Club seeks to institutionalize sustainability and implement sustainable solutions in Harvey Mudd, across the 5Cs, and in Claremont by fostering multidisciplinary relationships, raising awareness, and promoting discussion. To do this, the club organizes technical projects, conducts community awareness and advocacy efforts, and encourages ways for Mudders to engage in careers in sustainability after graduating.To learn more about Sustainability/ESW and or to join as a member or volunteer please email the leadership team.