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Campus Involvement

Many successful students are involved in campus activities. Some ways to become active on campus include joining a club, working on campus, or attending campus events. Involvement with student organizations helps build friendships that can last a lifetime and develop leadership skills that contribute to a successful career. Surprisingly, research shows that participation in extracurricular activities is a more accurate predictor of workplace success than grades.

Student Organizations & Clubs

The following student organizations are recognized by NMJC as active, productive groups, which have a positive impact on the campus community:

  • Band Club
  • Campus Ambassadors
  • College Campus Democrats
  • College Campus Republicans
  • Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA)
  • Mu Alpha Theta (Math Club)
  • Phi Beta Lambda (Business Club)
  • Phi Theta Kappa (Honor Society)
  • SkillsUSA

For a full description of the purpose and function of any of the above listed clubs or to find out how to form a student organization, please stop by the Student Life Office in the Ben Alexander Student Learning Center or call 575.392.5366.

Fitness Activities

NMJC offers many opportunities for students to stay physically fit and enjoy competitive sports, whether they are involved in intercollegiate athletics, intramurals activities, or simply wish to utilize the numerous resources in Caster Activity Center. We also have a fitness facility and offer a variety of physical education courses at our Del Norte Center located at 1503 West Calle Sur Street in Hobbs.


Intramural activities are designed to give students an opportunity to compete in athletic events outside intercollegiate level competition. The activities may include but are not limited to flag football, racquetball, basketball, volleyball, tennis, badminton, and soccer. Other sports and activities may be offered upon popular request. Sign-up sheets for teams are in the Game Room in the Ben Alexander Student Learning Center.

Game Room

The Game Room is located inside the Ben Alexander Student Learning Center. Students can play a game of pool, ping pong, foosball, or just relax and watch TV. Normal hours are Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Intercollegiate Athletics

The NMJC Thunderbirds represent the College in men’s golf and baseball, women’s cross country and indoor / outdoor track, men’s and women’s basketball, as well as men’s and women’s rodeo. Over the years, NMJC has produced numerous NJCAA All-American student-athletes while garnering national honors and championships. NMJC is a member of the Western Junior College Athletic Conference and the National Junior College Association. The rodeo team is a member of the National Intercollegiate Rodeo Association. NMJC is committed to excellence in and through athletic endeavors and views the athletic program as a significant contributor to the education of the participants.

Other On-Campus Activities

Each semester the Music Department at NMJC has performances in the Watson Hall auditorium and around the community. For more information about these performances, please call the Music Department at 575.492.2844. Additionally, there are many free activities provided by the Student Life Office. These activities are typically listed in the Student Handbook & Planner and on posters throughout campus.