Student Activities

List of Student Organizations

The purpose of student organizations at Willamette University is to provide opportunities for the enhancement of academic, cultural, social and recreational aspects of student life through participation in group programs and activities. Every Willamette student has the opportunity to become involved in campus organizations!

Student organizations fall into one of ten categories. To browse student organizations, select a category below.

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Academic Organizations

ANIMAL CARE CLUB

Contact Jessica Outhet & Advisor: David Craig

The purpose of the Animal Care club is to further the knowledge of the veterinary medicine profession, promote preparation for vet-school applications, provide support to potential applicants, and organize volunteer activities within the community pertaining to the field.

ARCHAEOLOGY CLUB

Contact Michelle Atherton & Advisor: April Miller

The Archaeology Club aims to engage students in extracurricular archaeological activities, projects and events. We hope to give students more hands-on learning opportunities.

CHEMISTRY CLUB

Contact Clara Tibbetts & Advisor: Karen Holman

The purpose of the Chemistry Club is to engage the Willamette community in chemistry-related activities both on campus and around Salem. The club provides teaching experience, along with training in lab safety techniques, for members who perform science demonstrations at local elementary and middle schools. The Chemistry Club also provides opportunities to learn about possible careers in chemistry. Science and humanities majors alike are welcome.

EXERCISE SCIENCE CLUB

Contact Luke Falcone & Advisor: Michael Lockard

The Exercise Science club is designed to provide exercise students opportunities to explore different careers in the field and participate in curriculum-related field trips.

FINANCE CLUB

Contact Shawn Wong & Advisor: Yan Liang

Finance Club is dedicated to providing its student body with information about all different fields of finance. More specifically, FC members will learn about financial markets, investment portfolio strategies as well as graduate school options and internship/career opportunities in all sectors of finance and business. Finally, members will hear from guest speakers (industry professionals) about topics related to finance.

FRENCH CLUB

Contact Mele Ana Kastner & Advisor: Gaetano DeLeonibus

The French club's purpose is to promote the culture of the French speaking world on Willamette campus and to improve students' knowledge of this culture by providing them with an insight of francophone particularities that they cannot experience in the classroom (food movies, exhibits, music, etc.)

GERMAN CLUB

Contact Lindsay Straube & Advisor: Aili Zheng

The German Club will provide a community setting for students of German and those with an interest in the German language and culture to broaden their learning through activities, informative gatherings, traditional festivals, and group excursions related to the subject of German.

MATH CLUB

Contact Breanne Zelenak & Advisor: Colin Starr

The purpose of the Willamette. University Math Club (WUMC) is to provide an environment in which members can explore extracurricular mathematics.

MUSEUM CLUB

Contact Michelle Atherton & Advisor: Jonathan Bucci

The purpose of this organization is to increase awareness and student involvement with the Hallie Ford Museum of Art and provide a variety of activities related to the museum.

PHILOMATHEAN SOCIETY

Contact Courtney Irons & Advisor: Una Kimokeo-Goes

The Philomathean Society sponsors a series of public debates and other such opportunities for intellectual enlightenment of the Willamette University community and the Salem community at large.

PRE-HEALTH CLUB

Contact Sophia Wax & Advisor: Sarah Kirk

The Pre-Health Club provides a supportive and informative environment for students interested in or pursuing a career in health-related professions by means of guest speakers, a monthly newsletter, volunteer activities and workshops.

PRE-LAW SOCIETY

Contact Ambrielle Anderson & Advisor: Sammy Basu

The Pre-Law Society strives to promote a strong, supportive environment and provide informational resources for students interested in law school and a career in law by hosting events, guest speakers, informational seminars, and assisting in the application process among other opportunities.

RUSSIAN CLUB

Contact Anastasia Ruvimova & Advisor: Sarah Bishop

The purpose of the Russian Club is to promote awareness and a greater appreciation of the Russian culture and also to provide an opportunity for students of the Russian Department to associate and socialize.

SUSTAINABLE FORESTRY

Contact Patrick Reynolds & Advisor: Joe Bowersox

The purpose of Sustainable Forestry Club is to engage Willamette students in forestry education opportunities and applied forest management activities at Willamette's Zena Forest. Additional hands-on excursions will take us outside the Willamette bubble, to greater understand the silviculture practices in the Willamette Valley. The goal is to give students who are interested in forestry an avenue to explore their interest and gain field based skills by visiting and working in Willamette Valley forests.

Greek Organizations: Fraternities

INTERFRATERNITY COUNCIL (IFC)

Contact Bradley Russell & Advisor: Lisa Holliday

IFC is the governing body for the men's fraternities, composed of elected representatives from each of Willamette's fraternities.

KAPPA SIGMA

Contact Michael Harder & Advisor: Ted Romanowitz

By striving for excellence in Kappa Sigma's Four Pillars of Fellowship, Leadership, Scholarship and Service, we seek to produce Brothers who are involved in all aspects of campus life; who excel academically as students and professionally upon graduation; who develop lifelong bonds with those around them and who support those peers; and who serve their colleges and communities.

PHI DELTA THETA

Contact Kevin Liebson & Advisor: Andrew Toney

The purpose of Phi Delta Theta is to bring men with different backgrounds but similar ideals together with a common purpose: to foster excellence in scholarship, leadership, individual growth, and involvement in community service.

SIGMA ALPHA EPSILON

Contact Ryan Springer & Advisor: Lori Johnson

The mission of Sigma Alpha Epsilon is to promote the highest standards of friendship, scholarship and service for its members based upon the ideals set forth by the founders and as specifically enunciated in "The True Gentlemen."

SIGMA CHI

Contact Ryan Johnston & Advisor: Janae Brewster

The purpose of this fraternity shall be to cultivate and maintain the high ideals of friendship, justice and learning upon which Sigma Chi was founded.

Greek Organizations: Sororities

PANHELLENIC COUNCIL (PHC)

Contact Emily Schlack & Advisor: Lisa Holliday

PHC is the governing body for the women's sororities, composed of elected representatives from each of Willamette's three sororities.

ALPHA CHI OMEGA

Contact Kaitie Reed & Advisor: Margaret Trout

Alpha Chi Omega seeks to positively contribute to our surrounding community through philanthropy, educational activities and social events. We strive for excellence in academics, leadership, responsibility, character, and seek to create strong bonds of friendship among our members

DELTA GAMMA

Contact Hannah Goodwater & Advisor: Sarah Kirk

Delta Gamma offers to women of all ages a rich heritage based on principles of personal integrity, personal responsibility and intellectual honesty. Its primary purpose is to foster high ideals of friendship, promote educational and cultural interests, create a true sense of social responsibility, and develop the finest qualities of character.

PI BETA PHI

Contact Sabrina Kragness & Advisor: Renee Jaime

The mission of Pi Beta Phi Fraternity for Women is to promote friendship, develop women of intellect and integrity, cultivate leadership potential and enrich lives through community service.Our vision is to be recognized as a premier organization for women by providing lifelong enrichment to our members and to contribute to the betterment of society.

Honorary Organizations

ALPHA LAMBDA DELTA

Contact Rebecca Brownlee & Advisor: Jeremy Miller

This organization is a national freshman honor society for those with a minimum 3.5 g.p.a. This honorary encourages superior scholastic achievement among students during their first year in institutions of higher education, promotes intelligent living and a continued high standard of learning and assists students in recognizing and developing meaningful goals for their roles in society.

MORTAR BOARD

Contact John Kingsley & Advisor: Amadou Fofana

Mortar Board is a national honor society recognizing college seniors for their exemplary scholarship, leadership and service, established in 1918.

MU PHI EPSILON

Contact Madison Hall & Advisor: Crystal Zimmerman

This is a professional music fraternity that seeks to promote musicianship, scholarship, and friendship through service to the University and the community. Mu Phi Epsilon aims to advance music throughout the world and to develop awareness that artistic gifts are to be shared with others. There is a g.p.a. requirement and potential members must be invited to join this fraternity.

NATIONAL SOCIETY OF COLLEGIATE SCHOLARS

Contact Madison Rotter & Advisor: Kate James

This honor society recognizes the outstanding achievement of first and second year students & encourages them to get involved in the community.

ORDER OF OMEGA

Contact Jessica Outhet & Advisor: Lisa Holliday

This is a national honorary society, open to juniors and seniors, that recognizes members of fraternities and sororities who have excelled in academics, campus involvement and community service. Order of Omega membership is awarded through application and invitation.

PHI BETA KAPPA

Contact Dave Rigsby (Director of Athletics)

Founded in 1776, Phi Beta Kappa is the nation's oldest academic honor society. Its mission is to foster and to recognize excellence in the liberal arts and sciences. Students are elected to Phi Beta Kappa as seniors (a small number may be elected as juniors) based on scholarly achievement, broad cultural interest and good character. Members of the WU chapter, Delta of Oregon, base selection largely on an adjusted g.p.a. considering also departmental recommendations and academic honors. Membership is by invitation only.

TRI BETA BIOLOGICAL HONOR SOCIETY

Contact Brittany Smith & Advisor: David Craig

This is a national honor society for students of the biological sciences. It will strive to increase knowledge of biological matters through active pursuit of speakers and field trips, and shall encourage students to pursue research and scholarship.

Media Organizations

B MOVIE CLUB

Contact Ryan Gail & Advisor: Frann Michel

It is the mission of the B Movie Club to promote interest in, appreciation for, and interaction with B Movies within the horror and sci-fi genre.

CHRYSALIS

Contact Sarah Walker & Advisor: Scott Nadelson

The Chrysalis is an annual journal representing both the literary and artistic voices of Willamette's community members. This student run publication includes poetry, short stories, musical scores, photography and photographs of paintings, drawings and three-dimensional art.

COLLEGIAN

Contact Zane Sparling & Advisor: Gretchen Moon

The Collegian strives to teach journalistic skills and ethics while providing Willamette's weekly student paper.

MAMA AIN'T RAISED NO FOOL

Contact Emma Jonas & Advisor: Michael Chasar

Mamma Ain't Raised No Fool is a literary arts magazine that seeks to increase campus-wide participation in the arts. They distribute "traditional" print and online publications, and non-traditional publications including self-publishable handouts and "fill-in-the-issue" editions aimed at breaking down publication barriers, allowing hobbyist, alternative, and closeted artists to the enter the public, artistic sphere.

WU WIRE

Contact Jonathan Saunders & Advisor: Kyle House

Broadcasting to the campus intranet via computer, ASWU Radio's innovative student-run station maintains community through entertainment and communication. With a mix of musical genres, talk and fun, the campus' newest media has something for everyone - participant or listener.

Multicultural Organizations

ALIANZA

Contact Elisa Solis & Advisor: Veronica Oritz

The purpose of Alianza is to promote the Latino culture as well as empower the outer Latin community in effort to seek a higher education. We will provide the campus with ethnic celebrations, films, speakers, and a supportive environment for multicultural students through potlucks, trips and other cultural gatherings.

ANGLES - QUEER - STRAIGHT ALLIANCE

Contact Nathan Werthmann & Advisor: Jade Aguilar

This group exists to provide and encourage the support, education, and visibility of gay/lesbian/bisexual concerns and issues in the Willamette/TIUA community. Its aim is to create an awareness and celebration of differing perspectives and lifestyles.

ASIAN COALITION FOR EQUALITY (ACE)

Contact Tiffany Chan & Advisor: Huike Wen

The mission of the Asian Coalition for Equality (ACE) is to educate and promote interest in awareness of Asian American issues within the Willamette University community through the use of films, lectures, outings, and other events. ACE will also attend events of groups that we recognize in solidarity on campus. These include groups representing marginalized students, groups centered around activism, and groups holding educational or informational events. ACE is here to conduct Asian American education and activism, but we also seek to build connections and support other groups representing marginalized populations on campus.

ASIAN STUDENT ASSICIATION (ASA)

Contact Nicole Sato & Advisor: Gordy Toyama

The purpose of ASA is to represent the interests and concerns of Asian students at Willamette. ASA will act as a support network for its members and other students of Asian ancestry because we understand that the transition into a predominantly homogenous environment can be difficult. In addition, ASA will act as a campus wide resource to promote cultural awareness and ethic diversity among the members of the Willamette Community.

BLACK STUDENT UNION (BSU)

Contact Desiree' Duboise & Advisor: Amadou Fofana

The Black Student Union is dedicated to the unification and healing of African-Americans, people of African descent and others that are part of the African Diaspora through self-determination, cultural education, and academic excellence. Through the Implementation of these principles and others, the Black Student Union will strive to continue the struggle for Black liberation and the liberation of all.

CHINESE STUDENT ASSOCIATION

Contact Alison Hsiao & Advisor: Huike Wen

The Chinese Student Association strives to bridge the gap between Chinese, Chinese American, and Willamette Students and to facilitate communication among these cultures on Willamette campus.

HAWAII CLUB

Contact Matthew Murakami & Advisor: Gordy Toyama

The Hawaii Club strives to produce a more comfortable environment for students, both from Hawaii and those interested in the culture. It provides a support group that participates in activities, service projects, and educational programs, especially through the luau put on at the end of the school year. It also functions as a transitory resource to assist students while finding their niche at Willamette University.

JAPAN STUDIES STUDENT LEADERS (JSSL)

Contact Kristi Fukunaga & Advisor: Gordy Toyama

JSSL is an organization open to all students interested in Japan, with the purpose of organizing engaging academic activities centered around Japanese culture, society and language for the Willamette, TIUA and Salem communities.

NATIVE AND INDIGENOUS STUDENT UNION

Contact Sara Cordes & Advisor: Gordy Toyama

The purpose of the Native and Indigenous Student Union is to enlighten its members to the cultural diversity of the Native American people. This association will help Native Americans to identify with an organization on campus and all other students of different origins to be enlightened by the activities, debates and lectures this association may offer.

WILLAMETTE INTERNATIONAL STUDENT UNION (WISU)

Contact Emily Arnold & Advisor: Chris Andresen

This organization was created in order to improve the experience of TIUA and other International Students during their stay at Willamette. Their mission is to improve life at WU by engaging in intercultural leadership opportunities.

Performing Arts Organizations

DANCE COMPANY

Contact Rebecca Harper & Advisor: Lisa Holliday

The Willamette Dance Company is an organization of dancers and dance enthusiasts with the common goal of creating and performing a semesterly dance concert.

HEADBAND

Contact Nick Newman & Advisor: Leslie Green

Auditioned ensemble.

IMPROV CLUB

Contact Salina Judd & Advisor: Jonathan Cole

The purpose of this organization is to promote, perform, and teach methods of improvisational theatre to members of the Willamette community.

MUSIC TEACHERS NATIONAL ASSOCIATION - COLLEGIATE CHAPTER

Contact Audrey Kaltenbach & Advisor: Crystal Zimmerman

The purpose of the Association is the advancement of musical knowledge and education. Activities of the Association are aimed at the promotion of the art of music and the advancement of musical educational activities and the appreciation of music among the people of the community.

POI CLUB

Contact Crystal Lefebvre & Advisor: Rich Dennis

Poi club promotes, expresses and teaches the art of poi on the Willamette campus. We will gather regularly to practice and improve each others' skills. Performances will be in conjunction with other clubs at WU including but not limited to the DJ and Hawaii club. The tools used in poi are varied; the include poi balls, glowsticks, zuni, beaming poi and fine poi among others.

SANSHIN CLUB

Contact Ying Meng & Advisor: Miho Fujiwara

The Sanshin Club is a student-run organization with the main goal of sharing the traditional Okinawan musical instrument and the abundant Japanese history and culture to the Willamette community and schools around the Salem area. The Sanshin Club is open to any Willamette University undergraduate and American Studies Program (ASP) students. Through the learning and performing of this musical instrument, our organization aims to bring not only enjoyment, but also traditional Japanese culture and its rich history into the public view.

SONGWRITING AND PERFORMANCE CLUB

Contact Alex Geiszler & Advisor: James Miley

The Songwriting Club promotes a safe creative environment for sharing student music while working to refine lyricism and musicality. Additionally, the Songwriting club will work to publish student material, promote campus music, and provide opportunities for community performances.

TAIKO CLUB

Contact Matthew Tom & Advisor: Ronald Loftus

The purpose of Taiko is to give an opportunity to students to learn the traditional ways of Japanese Taiko and to perform for Willamette as well as other local communities in hopes of expanding the knowledge of Japanese tradition.

TANDEM

Contact Rachel Warren & Advisor: Paul Klemme

Tandem is a co-ed a capella choir that arranges, learns and performs a variety of popular music.

UP TOP

Contact Jaden King & Advisor: Wallace Long

Up Top is a student-run female a cappella musical group comprised of full-time Willamette students of any major. It strives to promote a creative and performance outlet through the process of performing and arranging original and "covered" vocal pieces.

WILLAMETTE CHOIRS

Contact Connor Soejoto & Advisor: Wallace Long

This organization represents all curricular choirs at Willamette including: Chamber Choir, Willamette Singers, Voce Femminile and Male Ensemble Willamette. The organization goal is to promote excellence in the choral art.

Religious Organizations

CAMPUS AMBASSADORS

Contact Alexa Dunn & Advisor: Sarah Kirk

Campus Ambassadors Christian Fellowship desires to help students grow in the knowledge and love of God, guided by the authority of Scripture and prayer. We work to fulfill our mission through worship, Bible study, community service, daily prayer and retreats.

INTER VARSITY CHRISTIAN FELLOWSHIP

Contact Jessica Davison & Advisor: Courtney Stevens

Inter Varsity Christian Fellowship is a student-led organization that is working with Jesus to cause a revolution through which all students will experience the kingdom of God, be transformed by His love and be sent out to change the world. Students lead small group Bible studies and prayer meetings in order to know Jesus personally. The Refuge is our weekly worship experience, intended for all students (Christians and seekers) to experience the presence of God through music, silence and prayer.

JEWISH STUDENT UNION

Contact Lark Smith & Advisor: Todd Silverstein

This organization strives to provide a forum and community for Jewish students of WU to practice and talk about Jewish culture.

NEWMAN CLUB

Contact Itsel Venegas Trujillo & Advisor: Bill Kelm

Our mission is to integrate faith, reason and life experience on the campus of Willamette University according to the vision of Cardinal Newman. As a Catholic apostolate, we foster spiritual growth through prayer, discussion and service.

Service Organizations

AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL - WILLAMETTE CHAPTER (AIWC)

Contact Natalie Pate & Advisor: Johanna Koomen

Amnesty International seeks to educate members of the Willamette and Salem communities on human rights issues, brainstorm possible solutions and take respectful, positive action.

BEST BUDDIES

Contact Lisa Field & Advisor: Gary Ellison

Best Buddies is a college based volunteer program designed to promote one-to-one friendships between college students and people with developmental disabilities. Each College Buddy is asked to see his/her Buddy once a month and call or write once a week. In addition, pairs participate in monthly group activities, such as dances, arts craft nights and pizza parties.

BURNING BRIGHT

Contact Julianne Johnson & Advisor: Margaret Trout

Burning Bright provides a variety of opportunities to volunteer with children with serious illnesses. Opportunities include service at the hospital, fundraisers, organizational events and specialized camps.

ENVIRONMENTAL COMMUNITY OUTREACH & SERVICES (ECOS)

Contact Charleen Gust & Advisor: Jeani Bragg

Through cooperative outreach to students, faculty and alumni who are affiliated with various academic disciplines represented at WU, ECOS aims to foster environmental awareness, continued environmental education, and environmental career opportunities.

FOOD RECOVERY NETWORK (FRN)

Contact Maya Kaup & Advisor: Joe Bowersox

It is the mission of the FRN at Willamette to fight food waste and hunger in the Willamette Valley by recovery surplus perishable food from our campus and donating it to people in need in our community.

SEXUAL ASSULT RESPONSE ALLIES (SARA)

Contact Cynthia Chand & Advisor: Margaret Trout

SARA aims to provide a safe group of trained volunteers to which survivors of sexual assault and their allies can go to seek support, advocacy, and information.

WILLAMETTE EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICES (WEMS)

Contact Kayla Riley & Advisor: Margaret Trout

To encourage and facilitate training of students expressing interests in emergency medical services to include but not limited to training in CPR and First Aid. To provide certification in CPR to the Willamette Community.

ZENA FARM CLUB

Contact Kyle Batisky & Advisor: David Craig

The Zena Farm Club gathers students to collaborate ideas and work on Zena Farm, the Willamette owned piece of land just outside of West Salem.

Social and Support Organizations

BOFFER CLUB

Contact Timothy Chen & Advisor: Peter Wogan

The Boffer Club is devoted to recreation of medieval battle using light, padded weapons in a variety of game-types and settings. Typically meets once a week, occasionally also meets on weekends for capture the flag and other large-scale games. Safe and fun. Theatrical/period costume encouraged.

CAMPUS CURSIVE

Contact Taryn Greenberg & Advisor: Pamela Moro

We aim to bring and spread more love in our world, to touch hearts, spread a positive influence, and better other's lives. We will write anonymous love letters to unknown people in order to brighten up their life, bring a smile to their face, and spread the love in our world.

CAUSA

Contact Isa Pena & Advisor: Renee Jaime

CAUSA chapter is dedicated to civic engagement of its members through organizing, educating and mobilizing Willamette and its surrounding communities. CAUSA chapter will attempt to raise awareness about pertinent issues affecting the immigrant community.

COLLEGE DEMOCRATS

Contact Anna Carlin & Advisor: David Gutterman

Willamette College Democrats will serve as a source of ideas, organization, and activism directed towards supporting the community members of WU who seek to gain experience in local, state, or national politics through voter education, voter registration, get out the vote efforts, as well as those who seek to gain experience by aiding candidates or campaigns aligned with the ideals found within the platform, heritage, or future direction of the Democratic Party.

COLLEGE REPUBLICANS

Contact Tyler Harris & Advisor: Michael Marks

College Republicans endorse and publicize the principles of the Republican Party. They aid in the election of Republican candidates at all levels and work to develop political skills and leadership abilities among students to prepare them for future service to the community. College Republicans will serve as a source of ideas, organization, and activism for those wishing to support the Republican Party and conservative ideals.

COLLEGES AGAINST CANCER

Contact Catherine Thorn & Advisor: Karen Wood

Colleges Against Cancer gives students the opportunity to combat concer on their campus while uniting with other chapters nationwide. Students can make an impact nationwide, as well as within the Salem Community.

CUPCAKE CLUB

Contact Hannah Miller & Advisor: Lori Johnson

Our club bakes homemade cupcakes and uses them at bake sales for a charity that we vote on each semester.

GAMES UNPLUGGED!

Contact Andrew Beebe & Advisor: David Altman

This organization will provide a venue for interactive analog games and foster an inclusive culture that surrounds them. It will organize itself to encourage community and social involvement, connecting students who share a unifying interest. It will combat exclusivity, stereotyping and other internally divisive elements of game culture by engaging in meaningful conversations and promoting teamwork within a diverse group. Ultimately, it will strive to introduce its members to new people, viewpoints and challenges in the context of a fun and productive community.

HEALTH AND WELLNESS CLUB

Contact Lindsay Russo & Advisor: Bryan Schmidt

Informing the Willamette community of the importance of exercise, nutrition, and rest and providing support and opportunities for students to live healthier and gain a full understanding of overall personal wellness.

LEAGUE OF LEGENDS

Contact Xavier Wiltbank & Advisor: Fletcher Haynes

The Willamette League of Legends Club is a RIOT Games affiliated club that exists to promote teamwork and communication between the League of Legends players on campus, and build an environment of harassment-free sportsmanship through on campus and collegiate competition. Our members regularly meet to play League of Legends.

PROGRAMMING CLUB

Contact Adam Bolen & Advisor: J. Levenick

It is the mission of the Programming Club to promote programming knowledge and community between the Programmers on campus, and build an environment of inclusive networking through campus, online, and collegiate competition.

THE RESPECTABLE SOCIETY OF FIBER ARTS

Contact Audrey Kaltenbach & Advisor: Karen Wood

The Respectable Society of Fiber Arts will help to better serve the community at Willamette and in Salem through the cooperative and healing activity of knitting and crocheting.

SETTLERS CLUB

Contact Aaron Craig & Advisor: J. Charles Williamson

The purpose of Settlers Club is to promote and play the board game Settlers of Catan with other Catan enthusiasts as well as newcomers with an interest in a game of strategy, development, negotiation, and good times. Be prepared for some sweet tournament action with prizes for the top players and a chance to be known as "King/Queen of Catan" for the overall winner

STUDENT ATHLETE ADVOSRY COMMITTEE

Contact Amanda Absher & Advisor: Judy Gordon

The mission of the NCAA Division III Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) is to enhance the total student-athlete experience by promoting opportunity for all student-athletes; protecting student-athlete welfare; and fostering a positive student-athlete image, while maintaining the tenets of the Division III philosophy.

STUDENTS FOR FEMINISM

Contact Courtney Neubauer & Advisor: Margaret Trout

Students for Feminism is a group that raises awareness of gender inequality and its intersections though discussion and dialogue, ultimately working to empower all individuals. We meet every Thursdays at 6:00 pm in the Women's Resource Center on the third floor of the University Center--all are welcome! The group also hopes to engage the Willamette community with on campus events such as “Love Your Body Days,” The Willamette Monologues: A personal theory, Take Back the Night, and bringing on campus speakers in hopes of fostering campus awareness of wider feminist issues. If you are interested in participating in the monologues performance please join the group after the Students for Feminism meetings the 2nd and 4th Thursday of the month 7-8 pm to workshop your ideas.

VEGAN CLUB

Contact Benjamin Beeler & Advisor: Rachel Kinsman Steck

The purpose of this club is to build awareness for nutritional science, environmental issues, and animal rights issues as they pertain to veganism.

VIDEO GAME CLUB

Contact Xavier Wiltbank & Advisor: Fletcher Haynes

It is the mission of the Video Game Club to promote teamwork and communication between video gamers on campus, and build an environment of harassment-free sportsmanship through on-campus competition.

WILLAMETTE EVENTS BOARD (WEB)

Contact Audrey Mechling & Advisor: Emily Morris

The purpose of Willamette Events Board is to provide programs that complement, reflect and respond to the Willamette University community. These programs shall be designed to be an educational experience for those involved in planning and presenting of the programs, as well as those who participate. These programs should remain consistent with stated objectives, regulations, and missions of the Office of Student Activities and Willamette University.

WU CRU

Contact Eamon Smith-Fagan & Advisor: Bryan Schmidt

This club has been established with the purpose of promoting school spirit within the student body and the faculty, as well as supporting many University events, while representing Willamette in a way consistent with the educational mission of the institution.

WULAPALOOZA

Contact Emma Jonas & Advisor: Lisa Holliday

Wulapalooza is an earth, art, and music festival that has been organized by students every spring for the past 12 years. Student and professional bands perform on two stages at the festival, along with other performance groups such as Willamette Dance Company and Poi Club. We also have club activities, food, and a craft fair, among other events. Each year we also select a charitable organization to support!

Sports and Recreational Organizations

BACKPACKING CLUB

Contact Brandon Guyton & Advisor: Bryan Schmidt

Our purpose is to give the Willamette University community access to outdoor recreation and the environment of the Pacific Northwest. The group is committed to outdoor and environmental education to encourage participants to pursue interests in the outdoors. The Outdoor program will build campus unity, while providing an opportunity to get outdoors.

BADMINTON CLUB

Contact Dylan Waterfall & Advisor: Bryan Schmidt

The purpose is to be an organization where members can compete against each other and enhance their skills as badminton players.

CHEER SQUAD

Contact Amanda King & Advisor: Bryan Schmidt

The purpose of the WU Cheer squad is to provide enthusiasm, spirit, and entertainment at Willamette sporting events on campus. We perform at home football games during the fall semester and home basketball games at the beginning of spring semester.

CLIMBING CLUB

Contact Brandon Guyton & Bryan Schmidt

The club supports recreational climbing pursuits including indoor climbing gym and outdoor guided climbing and promotes safe climbing habits and practices by planning and offering climbing outings and events.

CYCLING CLUB

Contact Luke Falcone & Bryan Schmidt

The mission of Willamette Cycling Club is to promote physical well being and a feeling of community through cycling.

DANCE TEAM

Contact Paige Halas & Advisor: Bryan Schmidt

The purpose of the Dance Team is to unite students who have an interest in dance, promote spirit and to perform for the student body, staff and alumni.

DISC GOLF CLUB

Contact Ryan Robie & Advisor: Bryan Schmit

This organization aims to establish a group of students at Willamette University to go disc golfing at courses in the area and surrounding Salem, Oregon. Along with travel, this organization aims to promote inter-collegiate relations with other University and College disc golf clubs in the Willamette Valley.

KAYAK CLUB

Contact Anelise Zimmer & Advisor: Bryan Schmit

The Kayak Club was organized to bring WU students together who enjoy kayaking and/or would like to learn more about it. Whether you enjoy sea or river kayaking there is a place here for you.

LONGBOARD CLUB

Contact Jackson Hubler-Dayton & Advisor: Bryan Schmidt

The Longboard Club aims to promote/facilitate the growth and development of the longboarding community at Willamette University. We will strive to further the understanding of this environmentally sustainable mode of transportation and it's safe practice.

MEN'S LACROSSE

Contact Spencer Ramsey & Advisor: Bryan Schmidt

Willamette Mens Lacrosse will provide students with an opportunity to take part in another sport organization. The organization will have practices, meetings, and competition in the Pacific Northwest Collegiate Lacrosse league.

MEN'S RUGBY

Contact William Murphy & Advisor: Bryan Schmidt

The Rugby club will participate in matches and tournaments. We wish to give people who do not want to continue in varsity sports an opportunity for physical activity.

MEN'S SOCCER CLUB

Contact Brad Russell & Advisor: Bryan Schmidt

To provide players with a more competitive soccer environment than intramurals provides, without being at the extreme level of collegiate varsity sport.

MEN'S ULTIMATE FRISBEE

Contact Erik Sandersen & Advisor: Bryan Schmidt

This club exists to play Ultimate Frisbee and lots of it. Group members strive to develop skills, play in intercollegiate games and tournaments and to have fun in every weather condition.

RUNNING CLUB

Contact Shelbie Wolfe & Advisor: Bryan Schmidt

The purpose of the running club is to unite runners of all abilities to go on runs together. Participants may choose to run in races together.

SKI AND SNOWBOARD CLUB

Contact Brandon Guyton & Advisor: Bryan Schmidt

The purpose of this organization is to create an opportunity for Willamette students to enjoy the sport of skiing and snowboarding on a periodic basis while enjoying the outdoors.

TENNIS CLUB

Contact Pierre Kaptanian III & Advisor: Bryan Schmidt

Tennis Club wishes to nurture a lifelong love and commitment to the beautiful game of tennis. We aim for fruitful environment where tennis is not just played, but practiced and perfected, giving structure and clear goals to what otherwise could be stabs into the darkness of racket bamboozoldry. The club strives to produce not only wins, but also everlasting friendships.

WOMEN'S CLUB SOCCER

Contact McKenzie Frost & Advisor: Bryan Schmidt

This organization is designed to provide the WU community with a more competitive soccer environment than intramurals provides, without being at the extreme level of a colligate varsity sport.

WOMEN'S CLUB VOLLEYBALL

Contact Jacqueline Vaughn & Advisor: Bryan Schmidt

This organization seeks to gather women of Willamette University to play competitive indoor volleyball.

WOMEN'S LACROSSE CLUB

Contact Annie Rohlf & Advisor: Bryan Schmidt

This organization is designed to give women an opportunity to learn and play a sport they may never have tried before and to have fun doing it. The activities will be practicing on a regular basis, playing games within the league and having team meetings.

WOMEN'S RUGBY CLUB

Contact Jacine Passwaters & Advisor: Bryan Schmidt

Our purpose at Willamette University is to provide women with a fun and athletic pastime outside of the varsity sports. By participating in women's rugby, students have a chance to participate in an interesting sport and get involved in the Willamette community.

WOMEN'S ULTIMATE FRISBEE CLUB

Contact Lydia Vanderburg & Advisor: Bryan Schmidt

This club is designed for women to learn and enjoy the sport of Ultimate Frisbee, play in all conditions, attend tournaments and have fun playing a competitive sport. Open to all skill levels and athletic ability.

YOGA CLUB

Contact Olivia Monical & Advisor: Bryan Schmidt

The goal of the yoga club is to provide a loving and supportive environment where students can feel free to be themselves, make mistakes, fall… all in the process of physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual growth. It is a place where students can clear their minds of everything they have to do, gaining and increasing awareness of their minds and bodies and letting out their day to day stress in a positive and healthful way.