Student involvement provides students with opportunities designed to promote individual growth, creativity and personal connections through experiential learning and by engaging in cultural, educational, social and recreational activities. Students develop new activities or events through self-governing leadership and organization. Activities are focused on the programming needs and interests of students. Past activities have included hikes, visiting artist lectures, midnight pancake breakfasts, movie nights and ping pong tournaments. If any student is interested in organizing an activity or event but is not sure how to begin the planning process, see a member of the Student Affairs staff.
If you are interested in forming a new organization (or reviving an old one), discuss your proposal with the Director of Student Engagement or fill out the Student Organization form at https://sites.meca.edu/studentaffairs/Home/studentengagement
If you are interested in learning more about any existing groups or organizations, contact Anna Schwartz, Director of Student Engagement, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 207.699.5034
Coloring Book Club
Create or just color. Staying in the lines not required.
For students interested in bikes and biking. Recreational to racing, all are welcome.
Fiber Arts Group
From novice knitters to champion crocheters, anyone interested in getting down with fiber materials are welcome to stitch with us.
The New Radicals compete in soccer matches in a local league.
Uniting people who love to play games.
Get down and dirty with flora in the MECA Green Space.
MECA students, faculty and staff interested in sustainability, recycling and going green.
Maine Type Lab
A student professional association for graphic design students. Organize and plan events connected to the national chapter of AIGA.
MECA C.A.R.E (Celebrating All Realms of Ethnicity)
Alliance of students, alumni, faculty & staff working towards enhancing the student experience by raising awareness and challenging assumptions within the college regarding difference.
MECA H.O.P.E (Helping Our People to Equality)
Focused on supporting Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer and Allied (LGBTAQ) community at MECA.
Nontraditional Student Group
Focused on transfer and non-traditionally aged college students who are interested in developing community.
Rain, nor snow, nor lack of shine shall keep the running club from pounding the pavement and trails of southern Maine.
The Student Senate gives BFA students a strong voice by serving as an advocate for student interests, and providing a forum for student opinions and issues.
A group of students interested in producing plays and doing improvisational theater.
The Student Center and Cafe' is located on the second floor of the Porteous Building, facing Free Street. This space is dedicated to student use and utilized in many different ways from group meetings, to visiting artist talks, lectures, movie-nights and special events. The Student Center offers students a place to sit back and relax, check email, gather a group to study or bring back a bite from the MECA Café. The space offers a performance stage, large HDTV, board games, ping-pong table, coin-op coffee machine and community mircowave.
Students are encouraged to organize special events, meetings and programs. Reservations are required for anyone wishing to use this space for a group activity and can be made by entering an event request.
Updates coming soon!
Global Portland: Listings of Multicultural Portland community organizations, services, restaurants, etc.
LGBTQ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer & Questioning)
Recreation & Physical Fitness