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.
Social and Support Organizations
Contact Nilo Thomas
To inspire and educate students about the importance of Math, Science, and Engineering by engaging in outreach, tutoring, and competing in the National Under Water Robotics Challenge.
Contact Thomas Ritch
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.
Contact Matthew Bateman
The Book Club is devoted to proving that light reading doesn't mean reading without thinking. Students get together to discuss books, "talk shop", and expand our reading. The club wants to encourage others to read outside of the classroom. There are also various trips to bookish places and events.
Contact Maria Hernandez
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.
Contact Aaron Haynes
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.
Contact Morgan Aguirre
College Republicans make known and promote the principles of the Republican Party. They aid in the election of Republican candidates at all levels. They work to develop political skills and leadership abilities among students and prepare them for future service to the community.
Contact Peyton Tracy
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.
Contact Matt Faunt
The purpose of the Forestry Club is to engage the Willamette community in forestry education opportunities, and applied forest management activities at Willamette's Zena Forest. We sponsor weekend trips to Zena, as well as bring guest lecturers to campus.
Contact Zachary Garrett
The Go Club's purpose it to spread the game of Go in the Willamette and Salem community, to help its members to improve their ability at the game, and to provide an environment where players can gather and enjoy Go.
INVISIBLE CHILDREN CLUB
Contact Cybelle Tabilas
The Invisible Children Club aims to raise funds and awareness for the war started 26 years ago by the Lord's Resistance Army in Central/East Africa and to bring the longest running war in Africa's history to an end.
RESPECTABLE KNITTING SOCIETY
Contact Jessica Warren
The Respectable Knitting Society will help to better serve the community at Willamette and in Salem through the cooperative and healing activity of knitting and crocheting
Contact Casey Husseman
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
STUDENTS AGAINST SLAVERY
Contact Baily Mullins
The purpose of Students Against Slavery is to raise awareness, generate assets, and facilitate action against modern day slavery which include all forms of the exploitation of human labor-forced labor, domestic servitude, child soldiers, and the sex trade.
STUDENTS FOR FEMINISM
Contact Chanel Sulc
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 Monday at 5:30 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 Vagina Monologues, and Take Back the Night, in hopes of fostering campus awareness of wider feminist issues.
TABLETOP WARGAMING CLUB
Contact Sean Fogerty
To provide an open, welcoming, free and safe community for experienced and brand-new players to play war games by developing tactical, strategic, and teamwork along with sharing thoughts and generally having a good time.
WILLAMETTE EVENTS BOARD (WEB)
Contact Andrea Gainza & Nathan Combs
The purpose of Pro 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.
Contact Annie Pawlick
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!