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 Shealen McFadden & Advisor: Gary Ellison
Best Buddies is a college based volunteer program designed to promote one-to-one friendships between college students and people with developmental disabilities. Each College Buddy is asked to see his/her Buddy once a month and call or write once a week. In addition, pairs participate in monthly group activities, such as dances, arts craft nights and pizza parties.
Contact Julianne Johnson & Advisor: Margaret Trout
Burning Bright provides a variety of opportunities to volunteer with children with serious illnesses. Opportunities include service at the hospital, fundraisers, organizational events and specialized camps.
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 Andie DiBiase & Advisor: Jeani Bragg
Through cooperative outreach to students, faculty and alumni who are affiliated with various academic disciplines represented at WU, ECOS aims to foster environmental awareness, continued environmental education, and environmental career opportunities.
FOOD RECOVERY NETWORK (FRN)
Contact Maya Kaup & Advisor: Joe Bowersox
It is the mission of the FRN at Willamette to fight food waste and hunger in the Willamette Valley by recovering surplus perishable food from our campus and donating it to people in need in our community.
Contact Madison Rotter & Advisor: Margaret Trout
SARA aims to provide a safe group of trained volunteers to which survivors of sexual assault and their allies can go to seek support, advocacy, and information.
WILLAMETTE EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICES (WEMS)
Contact Briana Fortnam & Advisor: Margaret Trout
To encourage and facilitate training of students expressing interests in emergency medical services to include but not limited to training in CPR and First Aid. To provide certification in CPR to the Willamette Community.
ZENA FARM CLUB
Contact Lance Rossi & Advisor: Wendy Petersen-Boring
The Zena Farm Club gathers students to collaborate ideas and work on Zena Farm, the Willamette owned piece of land just outside of West Salem.