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.
Contact Reinaldo Ayala
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.
Contact Joseph Campbell
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 STUDENT ASSICIATION (ASA)
Contact Paul Shoji
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.
Contact Amanda Tamanaha
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.
Contact Matt Tom
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.
Contact Chandni Sharma
Namaste's purpose is to present Willamette students as well as the surrounding community with cultural experiences for the purpose of heightening the appreciation and awareness of South Indian culture. It is the goal of this organization to enlighten and enrich the Willamette community, as well as the surrounding Salem community to what Indian culture has to offer.
Contact Victoria Novitsky Black Horse
The purpose of NAEA 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.
QUEER STUDENT UNION (QSU)
Contact Andres Oswill
The QSU's purpose is the establishment and protection of a safe environment for LGTBQ members of the Willamette community to convene and support each other and receive political representation and support on campus. We also seek to promote education and understanding of queer topics and encourage participation and understanding by non-queer identifying peoples as allies. We are open and accepting of all.
WILLAMETTE INTERNATIONAL STUDENT UNION (WISA)
Contact Rachel Dierken
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.