DMACC Des Moines/Urban Activities

Approved Clubs/Organizations at this Location

As a student at DMACC, you have the opportunity to join any of the several Departmental, Pre-professional or Special Interest Clubs.

Participating in the club or clubs that interest you is a great way to meet people, have fun, make a difference while enhancing your growth as a student and complimenting the academic program of your choice.

College is more than just doing homework and taking exams, it’s about developing friendships, leadership, and communications skills that will expand throughout your life. The Black Students United club is dedicated, and strive to promote an inclusive environment that supports underrepresented minority students at the DMACC Urban Campus.

The Urban Latino Student Clubs mission is to provide support to all DMACC current and prospective students. We focus on building strong and healthy relationships between club members and all communities in central Iowa. We meet weekly to plan and execute a variety of community projects. Upcoming events: T-Shirt Project - T-Shirts will be painted expressing our thoughts and feeling about supporting our beliefs about diversity, equity, and inclusion. Previous Events: Naturalization Mock Interviews at Lutheran Services of Iowa (LSI), Student panel at the Al Exito College Night, Cereal Donation to families in need through Al Exito, and our personal Face Mask Donation

An Interactive & Culturally Inclusive Club! Would you like to have fun while studying? If so, here is the perfect opportunity for you to do it. Join the Multicultural Club and meet new faces, new cultures, and learn things from a global perspective.

Why Join ​DMACC Urban Campus ​Multicultural Club?

  • Develop ​leadership skills
  • ​Practice teamwork
  • Gain practical experience 
  • Build your resume
  • Give back to the community
  • Get networking opportunities
  • Learn about diverse cultures
  • Make friends & have fun!
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Club Meetings are held on Urban Campus, Building 3, Room 205. Stop in and join us! Email one of the club advisors listed below for any questions about meetings.​

John Windheuser

Aimee Langager

Saem Parry

Campus: Urban

Advisor: Joe Hanson, (515) 248-7228,

Build a portfolio of achievements to complement your academic experience. Demonstrate your ability to apply your learning in real-world scenarios. Serve in a leadership position for the largest collegiate business student organization in the world. Participate in professional competitive events against college students from across the state and nation. Develop leadership, communication, and networking skills while you interact with other likeminded professionals at the local, state, and national level. Don’t let this incredible opportunity pass you by—join FBLA today!

Current Students

If you want to help support equal rights and have fun while doing it you might enjoy joining the GSA (Gay, Straight, Alliance) Revolution at Urban. The club promotes a safe and supportive environment to openly discuss issues concerning the diversity of the community.

The LGBTQ+ Affinity Group is open to all DMACC employees and students. The group meets the 4th Friday of each month at noon on Zoom.


We are a group of Nursing Students. Our goal is to further prepare nursing students for their profession by becoming involved in our community, learning from others and networking. We hold workshops to help build resumés and skills. We meet once a month. Some meetings are virtual or in person.

The purpose of Phi Theta Kappa shall be to recognize and encourage scholarship among two-year college students. To achieve this purpose, Phi Theta Kappa shall provide opportunity for the development of leadership and service, for an intellectual climate for exchange of ideas and ideals, for lively fellowship for scholars, and for stimulation of interest in continuing academic excellence. To be eligible for membership, a student must have earned at least 12 credits and have a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.5. Letters of invitation are mailed to all eligible Urban Campus students each fall and spring semester. An informal induction is held in the fall and a formal induction ceremony is held each spring semester.

The Student Activities Council (SAC) is a student-led organization that creates activities for the Urban Campus. These events are planned and heavily influenced by our student members, which have default positions as council members but also have the opportunity to take an official position, such as President, Treasurer, and Marketing Officer. Council members vote on matters that pertain to our events, and financing decisions that impact other student organizations on Urban Campus. Our events are for all students, so we welcome you to enjoy our events, and any ideas you may have.

The Sustainable Urban Club promotes sustainability by engaging and connecting members of the DMACC Urban community. Students meet to discuss environmental issues, get involved with opportunities to build a sustainable community, and create meaningful change. We seek to fulfill our mission through the application of our four-pillar model of sustainability: Society, Economy, Environment, Culture.

April Clark, Sustainability Coordinator,

Room: Building 1, Room 242
Meeting Times: Wednesdays, 12:10-12:40 p.m.

Urban Game Guild logoUrban Game Guild provides a welcoming and inclusive community for individuals interested in playing board games. UGG aims to foster a social and recreational environment where members can gather to play, discuss, and learn new board games of various genres.

For more information, contact: Aimee Langager or Natalie Valpey

The Urban Vibe student newspaper is always looking for help! Students have opportunities to write news stories and opinion columns, take photos of events, post on social media, and even record podcasts. No experience necessary! You can find the Urban Vibe online.

For more information, contact: Aimee Langager