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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!