College is your chance to surpass old limits, make new connections, and surprise yourself with new possibilities
College is about more than just sitting in classes and earning a degree. It's about being involved and taking advantage of other kinds of learning experiences. At Chemeketa Community College we believe our programs outside the classroom help involve students more fully in their education. You can get involved and meet people through clubs and organizations, student government (ASC), and leadership opportunities. Our Student Center is designed to provide space for students' recreational, service, and social interests. You may also want to take advantage of the many arts and sports events at the college.
Chemeketa Community College is committed to promoting voter registration and civic engagement among our students. Get more information and register online.
Student Retention & College Life supports teaching and learning by fostering student success, inter-cultural competence, and leadership.
The Book Exchange offers a non-profit free service to Chemeketa students as an alternative to purchasing new books for their classes. Operated by the Associated Students of Chemeketa (ASC), this exchange allows students to sell books they no longer need to other students who may need them. It also allows students to buy books offered by other students at a reduce price. Students may also sell or buy calculators and any other items required for use in their classes. For information, e-mail or call 503.365.4764.
The Book Exchange Hours of Operation in Building 2, Room 176 -
To sell books Finals week:
To buy books 1st week of term:
Conversation Tables are facilitated by the International Ambassadors and are held weekly beginning the third week of the term in Building 2, Student Center. Chemeketa students may learn new cultures and new languages such as: Arabic, Chinese, English, French, German, Korean, and Spanish. For more information, e-mail or call 503.365.4686.
Chemeketa AmeriCorp Retention Project focuses on mentoring at-risk student populations and transitional high school to college populations in the greater Salem area. The program pairs current Chemeketa student leaders with the students from surrounding high schools and struggling college students to help facilitate student retention and success through tutoring, service learning, and mentoring. For more information, e-mail or call 503.365.4764.
The Chemeketa Food Pantry is a resource for our campus community. It helps students in need focus on their studies rather than how they are going to feed themselves. The Chemeketa Food Pantry is coordinated by our AmeriCorps VISTA service member; and donations from students, staff and the community support it. We ask for non-perishable, unopened, and unexpired items such as: baby food or formula; beans; canned vegetables and fruits; crackers, chips, or nuts; oatmeal; pudding or Jello; soups; canned tuna or chicken; boxed meals; cereal; drinks; pasta; rice; canned spaghetti sauce or tomatoes. If you need food or would like to donate to the Chemeketa Food Pantry, you may stop by our office Monday–Friday from 8 am–4:30 pm. Chemeketa ID is required to pick up food. For more information, e-mail or call 503.399.5117.
For more information about our services and events, you may contact us at 503.399.5116 or e-mail