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.


Performing Arts Organizations


Contact Nick Newman & Advisor: Leslie Green

Auditioned ensemble.


Contact Salina Judd & Advisor: Jonathan Cole

The purpose of this organization is to promote, perform, and teach methods of improvisational theatre to members of the Willamette community.


Contact Erica Campbell & Advisor: Crystal Zimmerman

The purpose of the Association is the advancement of musical knowledge and education. Activities of the Association are aimed at the promotion of the art of music and the advancement of musical educational activities and the appreciation of music among the people of the community.


Contact Crystal Lefebvre & Advisor: Rich Dennis

Poi club promotes, expresses and teaches the art of poi on the Willamette campus. We will gather regularly to practice and improve each others' skills. Performances will be in conjunction with other clubs at WU including but not limited to the DJ and Hawaii club. The tools used in poi are varied; the include poi balls, glowsticks, zuni, beaming poi and fine poi among others.


Contact Lara Shinsato & Advisor: Miho Fujiwara

The Sanshin Club is a student-run organization with the main goal of sharing the traditional Okinawan musical instrument and the abundant Japanese history and culture to the Willamette community and schools around the Salem area. The Sanshin Club is open to any Willamette University undergraduate and American Studies Program (ASP) students. Through the learning and performing of this musical instrument, our organization aims to bring not only enjoyment, but also traditional Japanese culture and its rich history into the public view.


Contact Megan Viloria & Advisor: Miho Fujiwara

The purpose of Taiko is to give an opportunity to students to learn the traditional ways of Japanese Taiko and to perform for Willamette as well as other local communities in hopes of expanding the knowledge of Japanese tradition.


Contact Rachel Warren & Advisor: Paul Klemme

Tandem is a co-ed a capella choir that arranges, learns and performs a variety of popular music.


Contact Holly Peterson & Advisor: Wallace Long

Up Top is a student-run female a cappella musical group comprised of full-time Willamette students of any major. It strives to promote a creative and performance outlet through the process of performing and arranging original and "covered" vocal pieces.


Contact Madison Hall & Advisor: Wallace Long

This organization represents all curricular choirs at Willamette including: Chamber Choir, Willamette Singers, Voce Femminile and Male Ensemble Willamette. The organization goal is to promote excellence in the choral art.


Contact Layla Tahmassebi & Advisor: Lisa Holliday

The Willamette Dance Company is an organization of dancers and dance enthusiasts with the common goal of creating and performing a semesterly dance concert.