Miami Dade College

Eduardo J. Padrón Campus

Welcome to Student Life

The Student Life office at Eduardo J. Padrón Campus is your source for student organizations, leadership, events and programs. Getting and staying involved while in college is a rewarding part of the college experience.

Each campus has a culture that is as diverse its student body. Each offers an opportunity for teamwork and leadership. Can’t find a club that suits your interests? You can start a new organization from scratch.

Get started by visiting SharkNet, our student organization portal, where you can create a profile, join organizations, sign up for events and activities, log service hours, and create your co-curricular transcript. You can also use SharkNet on your mobile device by downloading the Corq app from the app store.

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Clubs and Organizations

Each campus has a culture that is as diverse its student body. Each offers an opportunity for teamwork and leadership. Can’t find a club that suits your interests? You can start a new organization from scratch.

Student Organization Guidelines

Advocates for Immigrant Scholars (AIS) is committed to helping the immigrant population overcome the challenges that they endure while pursuing a college education. Immigrant students are often on the threshold of pursuing the career of their dreams or giving up. AIS is a resource for them to make effective decisions based on a better understanding of the U.S. system of higher education and the different opportunities available.

Advisor: Adri Thompson

Provide American Dream Scholars with leadership skills, academic development, networking, social events, and volunteer opportunities for members.

Advisor: Derek Bratton

TriBeta is an Honors Society for undergraduate students, dedicated to improving the understanding and appreciation of biological study and extending boundaries of human knowledge through scientific research.

Advisor: Maria Guerrero

Be the Change is a club dedicated to promoting awareness and activism regarding U.S politics on campus.

Advisor: Isabelle Duque

The purpose of the Bible club is to change lives through the bible and a religious point of view.

Advisor: Zelda Rivas

The Chemistry Club's goal is to afford an opportunity for the students to become better acquainted and to instill a professional pride in the chemical sciences.

Advisor: Carlos Fernandez

The Cheer and Spirit Club mission is dedicated to promoting school spirit and motivating MDC sports teams at their games.

Advisor: Samaria Prieto

The purpose of this chapter is to advance the education of individuals with exceptionalities and to promote related educational, scientific, and charitable purposes. The chapter intends to assist and provide support to the Florida state/provincial unit of the Council for Exceptional Children (CEC) in all its efforts on behalf of persons with exceptionalities.

Advisor: Oneyda Paneque

The mission of this organization is to promote creative expression through the visual and performing arts. This organization is dedicated to enhancing and sharing our love of Art, Film, and Theatre.

Advisor: Taurie Gittings

The purpose of this organization is to mobilize students and professionals through education, technical projects and collaborative action to impact local and global sustainability challenges. We envision a world in which engineering fosters environmental, social and economic sustainability to improve both the quality of life and the condition of our planet.

Advisor: Jykro Correo

Future Educators of America club is to provide an association for students interested in the field of education, provide a strong emphasis on recruitment of students, promote excellence, enhance the quality of the school's educational program, promote a positive image of education to the community, and encourage members to be positive role models.

Advisor: Rebecca Sanchez

Change the world by making activism accessible through the power of story-telling - working for equality, human rights, and literacy.

Advisor: Emily Sendin

The specific goals of Music & Dance Club are to encourage students to develop and grow their Music & Dance skills, and to allow the campus community to enjoy the shows and performances that will take place.

Advisor: Willian Nerri

Prepare mentors to guide students to address social community issues and to pursue an active role in engaging our community in education, inspiration, and action through leadership roles and services learning opportunities.

Advisor: Elodie Billionniere

A group of students who advocate for P.o.P's mission to bring education to the developing world by raising funds so together we can build more schools and create tangible good in our communities.

Advisor: Michael Lenaghan

Phi Theta Kappa promotes the International Society's four hallmarks: scholarship, leadership, fellowship, and community service. For more information please visit our Phi Theta Kappa web site.

Advisor: Jose Terneus

To become the arbiters of psychology, promoting learning, education and awareness campaigns in the field, both on campus and in the community.

Advisor: Miriam Abety

The Student Government Association (SGA) is the voice of the student body and serves as the student governing body responsible for representing students' interest and addressing students' needs with the campus leadership.

Advisor: Bryan Cash

Sigma Zeta's purpose is to inform the student body of natural sciences, math and engineering.

Advisor: Orlando Pando Morejon

The mission is to identify, educate, train, and organize students to promote the principles of freedom, free markets, and limited government.
Advisor: Rosalie Kolesar

The purpose of Y.E.S. is to empower, motivate, and educate students about environmental issues facing today's society.
Advisor: Mike Matthews

Student Government Association (SGA)

SGA student officers pose one after the other

Student Government Association

The Student Government Association is the voice of the student body and represents students' interests and concerns to the campus leadership. Through Student Government, students build leadership, organizational and communication skills. They also have the opportunity to represent the student body in campus, collage, and statewide meetings.

Student Publications

  • U R B A N A volume 5

    URBANA v5's goal this year is to reflect as best as possible that crossroads of diversity, knowledge, experience and talent.

  • The Reporter Student Newspaper

    The Reporter is the student newspaper at Miami Dade College. All content is produced by MDC students. The Reporter is a public forum of expression.