The Office of Student Life provides quality services, programs, activities, and opportunities for student growth and enrichment outside the classroom. You will find opportunities to participate in various clubs, campus events, develop leadership, and more. Please visit Student Life for more information.


There are a handful of clubs and organizations at Austin Community College created with the express interest of celebrating and learning more about foreign languages and/or culture. Some of these include the French Club, Latin Club, Chaju Chinese, Hispanic Student Association, East Asian Culture Society and World Community Club. If you would like to get involved with an existing club or even start one of your own, please visit Student Life Clubs & Organizations to learn more.


Alpha Mu Gamma is the national collegiate foreign language honor society of the United States, founded in 1931. More than three hundred chapters have been granted to chapters in the U.S., Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands. Chapters are both in state and private universities and in public and private two and four year colleges.

Alpha Mu Gamma has as its primary purpose the honoring of students for outstanding achievement during their first year of foreign language study in college. However, students may be admitted at any stage in their college careers. Upon initiation a member receives a parchment certificate of membership and may wear the scroll-shaped gold pin.

Activities of the Society are: the publication of the quarterly newsletter; biennial national conventions, at which students are able to meet others who share their interest in foreign languages; the sponsorship of National Foreign Languages Week and distribution of posters in celebration of the week; and the annual awarding of five scholarships: there $500 for the study of any foreign language; one $400 for the study of French; and one $200 for the study of Esperanto of Spanish, and the selection of one member candidate for the summer French scholarships at Laval University in Québec.

There are two types of memberships: Full member and Associate member.

Full members: Must have completed 2 consecutive language courses with a grade of A. (Either Chinese, French, German, Japanese, Latin, Russian, Spanish or English as a Second Language.) They should have an overall GPA of 3.0 or higher. The lifetime membership fee is $35.00, payable to any ACC cashier for the code 84AMG. (This fee includes certificate of recognition and a lapel pin and membership card.)

Associate Members: Must have completed 1 language course with a grade of A, and currently be enrolled in the consecutive language course. (Chinese, French, German, Japanese, Latin, Russian, Spanish or English as a Second Language.) The semester membership fee is $2.00, payable to any ACC cashier for the code 84AMG. (This fee includes a certificate of recognition.)

Contact: Interested Students should contact Julie Kleinhans-Urrutia, faculty advisor to Alpha Mu Gamma–Nu Sigma chapter, at [email protected] or 223-9200


Volunteer opportunities are available to practice speaking Spanish while working with a local community service organization. Please click here to learn what opportunities are currently available. Anyone who is interested should contact Julie Kleinhans-Urrutia, ACC Professor of Spanish, at [email protected].