We welcome any student who wishes to advance their leadership skills. The Center is open to any member of the recognized club or organization, as well as any student interested in getting involved! The services and materials are to be used for organizational purposes only.

Student Housing Guide

Available to students FREE of charge with listings of many apartments in the MCC area and helpful information on renting rights, roommate agreements, utilities etc. Various links to online housing guides and apartment searches are available by clicking here.

Student Health Insurance

Each person registered as a day or evening division student who is enrolled in an approved credit and/or non-credit class or is engaged in school sponsored, supervised, approved and calendared activities in a college of the Maricopa County Community College District is covered during the policy term. This plan applies only to college related accidents. The student is automatically insured and the cost is covered in the campus activity fee. Information on filing a claim, detailed brochures and medical insurance information is available at either of our two locations and from the Dean of Students’ office located on the top floor of the Kirk Student Center.

Download the Student Accident Insurance Plan Claim Process for more information on filing a claim for a student accident or injury on or off campus.

Three student insurance programs are available especially for Maricopa Community Colleges' students through:  ASCENSION Benefits & Insurance Solution STUDENT HEALTH (formerly: Renaissance Insurance Agency, Inc.)

The student is automatically insured and the cost is covered in the student activity fee. Coverage automatically terminates when a student is no longer enrolled at the college. This plan applies only to college‑related accidents.

Domestic Voluntary 
As the cost of medical care escalates, unexpected medical expenses can put an end to a student's plan for college. A variety of medical care programs have been reviewed, and this plan relates best to the needs and finances of students.

All international students must have proof of insurance to register, and this plan of insurance is designed to protect international students against unforeseen medical expenses while studying outside their home countries.

Discounted Bus Vouchers

Bus passes are available at the MCC bookstore. Through the MCCD Travel Reduction Program, bus subsidies are offered to students in the Office of Student Life and Leadership. To qualify for a student discount, at the time of purchase, the student must be enrolled in 12 or more credit hours. We offer 30-day passes with a choice of “Local” or “Express”. Semester passes are sold the week prior to the start of classes and the first week of classes.

Monthly passes are sold the 1st operational day of the month at 8am in the Kirk Center at the Southern/Dobson campus. We recommend that you come early, as the passes are very limited.  No summer bus vouchers are available. The availability of passes is limited. At this time, a very limited number of discounted monthly bus vouchers are available at the Red Mountain campus; they can be picked up at the Student Life and Leadership office in Mesquite 210.

For information about the Maricopa Community College District reduced-fare bus passes, please visit Full-time and part-time employees who commute at least four days a week and ride the bus at least one of those days, are eligible for the discount. Please contact your Human Resources department.

The Valley Metro Bus is available for Dobson Road, north and southbound travel and Southern Avenue, east and westbound travel. Valley Metro bus service is also NOW AVAILABLE to the Red Mountain campus! Bus route 184 (north and southbound Power Road) stops at the circle between Mesquite and Desert Willow buildings.

For specific bus route information, obtain a Bus Book in the Student Life and Leadership information counter located in the Kirk Center or at the MCC Library. You can also refer to their website at

The ASU Polytechnic Shuttle has a stop at MCC (SD), south side of Physical Science PS15 as of 8/23/2012. Please check out the schedule here:  To track the shuttle, go here:

Reduced Fares: Reduced local fares are also available for youth (ages 6-18), seniors (age 65 and older), persons with disabilities and Medicare cardholders. Students should be ready to provide proof of eligibility upon boarding. Call the Valley Metro Customer Service at 602-253-5000 for information on how to apply for a Reduced Fare Certification Card.

Campus Posting/Bulletin Boards

Student Life and Leadership is responsible for the posting of materials on bulletin boards on campus. Please click here to read the policies regarding posting flyers and other advertisements on campus. Failure to follow these procedures will result in the removal of your posting. Download a map of the bulletin board locations at the Southern/Dobson campus here.

Sandwich Boards & Posters:
Poster printing and sandwich board usage may be available to MCC Departments and Student Clubs. Download the sandwich-board printing guidelines here.  Download the  form to request a  poster or sandwich board  for Southern & Dobson or the Red Mountain campus location. Restrictions may apply.

Childcare Services

As a student you are eligible to use the on-campus Children's Center for your childcare needs. Quality care at reduced rates. Learn more here.

Volunteer Information

Volunteerism is stressed with all clubs, organizations, ASMCC and the student body. Find out how you can get involved in one day special projects or on-going involvement. Contact the Student Life and Leadership Office  at 480-461-7285 (SD) or 480-654-7759 (RM)  for more information.

Voter Registration

Voter Registration Forms are available in the lobby of the Kirk Student Center, the lobby of the Library, and at either of our two locations or visit the State of Arizona Voter Registration webpages. here:

Alcohol and Other Drug Awareness - Chemical Dependency Treatment Resources

Federal regulations regarding Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse and Violence Prevention require that we provide knowledge and guidelines about the prevention, control and treatment of the abuse/misuse of alcohol, illegal and legal drug uses and misuses. Read the alcohol usage policy here.  The Maricopa Breathe Easy Tobacco Free policy is available here. The possession or use of medical marijuana by any person is prohibited on MCC property. Violators are subject to arrest and/or disciplinary action.  Read the policy statement here. Additionally, the Federal regulations require that students read and acknowledge the receipt of this information. The Maricopa County Community College policies for Student Conduct are available here.

Counseling services are available on the Mesa Community College Southern & Dobson Campus in the Counseling Center. Students can also call the Counseling Center at 480-461-7100 or 480-654-7210 at the Red Mountain campus. A list of  treatment resources in our area is available here.

For more information regarding this regulation and an abuse-free environment, please visit:

Food Services

Southern & Dobson

Chartwells serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner at the Thunderbird Grill in the Kirk Student Center, Bldg. #35, can can be reached at 480-461-7275. Grounds for Thought Coffee Shop is located in the breezeway adjacent to the Library and in the Kirk Student Center. Hours vary at different times throughout the year. Please call 480-461-7897 for more information.

Red Mountain

Chartwells provides food service in the Mesquite Grill, located in the lower level of the Mesquite building. They also serve specialty coffee drinks. Hours vary at different times throughout the year. Please call 480-654-7805 for more information on Red Mountain food service.