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.

Category:

Multicultural Organizations

ALIANZA

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

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.

ANTI-RACIST WHITE PRIVILEGE COLLECTIVE

Contact Katie Buonocore

The purpose of this group shall be to create awareness and support for white allies in the struggle against racism and white privilege.

ASIAN STUDENT ASSICIATION (ASA)

Contact Adrienne Higashida

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 CLUB

Contact Alvin Kwok

The Chinese Club 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

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 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.

NATIVE AMERICAN ENLIGHTENMENT ASSOCIATION (NAEA)

Contact Felicia Garcia

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 Noor Amr

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.