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 Elisa Solis
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
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 Nicole Sato
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.
CHINESE STUDENT ASSOCIATION
Contact Alison Hsiao
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.
Contact Matthew Murakami
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 Kristi Fukunaga
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 Sara Cordes
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
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.