Clubs & Organizations

You can become involved in a wide variety of clubs while you are at Chemeketa. Clubs tend to be interest-based and can be academic, curriculum-related, activity-oriented, or special interest. Club-sponsored events include special lunches, dances, displays, trips, and arts and craft fairs.

American Sign Language(ASL)

Advisor—Eric Reed

American sign language club encourages a signing community on Chemeketa Campuses. Each of the clubs members are given the opportunity to understand and develop their understanding of the language and culture. This club is a way to have fun with a language without the pressure of grades!

Arts of Mentoring

Advisor—Ashley Hackett

Arts of Mentoring uses returning students as a resource and a support network for new students or GED students who are transitioning into college. Arts of mentoring focuses on service learning and fundraising in the Salem community as a means for students to develop lasting relationships with their Chemeketa peers while simultaneously exploring their personal passions.

Associated Students of Chemeketa (ASC)

Advisor—Adam Holden

The Associated Students of Chemeketa represent the voice of Chemeketa’s students by serving on the Chemeketa Board of Education, the Oregon Community College Student Association, the Presidential Advisory Council, the Diversity Advisory Council and other standing committees. They coordinate the Student Book Exchange, student forums, and other resource tools for the student's success and representation.

Earth Day Celebration/Club Fair—April 22

Arbor Day Service-April 25

Into the Quad—May 9 Service learning project at CCC Salem Campus

Into the Streets—May 30 Service learning outreach in the Salem community

Astrology Club

Advisor: TBA

The universe is a fascinating place! The astrology club makes a point to educate, illuminate, and cultivate interest in the examination of the practice of astrology.

Board Game Society

Advisor—Tiffany Kennell

Though the experience of playing board games, a bond is formed between the players. The goal set out by this club is to inform and educate students on the array of games that are not well known and focuses on learning the rules of unique and enchanting games.

Campus Ambassadors

Advisor—Nancy Green

Campus Ambassadors works to develop a community in which students have an opportunity to share, discuss, and deepen their relationship with Jesus. The club attracts a diverse collection of students who are equipped with the enlightenment to serve the community. Students' lives are transformed by the love of Jesus.

Campus Crusade for Christ(CRU)

Advisor—Shirley Lamkey and Steve Wolfe

The purpose of Cru is to promote Bible studies and fellowship activities.

CCC Mock Trial Team

Advisor—Maria Cruse

The goal of this team is to improve each member’s self-confidence, analytical, organizational and public speaking skills though preparing for and participating in Mock Trial competitions.

College Connect

Advisor—Julio Cortez

To promote higher education to high school students through mentoring, role modeling, tutoring and providing resource awareness.

Feminist Club

Advisors—Leanna Crawford and Andrew Brottlund

The Feminist Club is looking to educate, inform, and encourage feminism and empowerment of women. This club works positively towards equality amongst all demographics.

Gay Straight Alliance for Awareness (GSA)

Advisors—Cathy Busha

GSA advocates equality and social justice for the LGBT community, while working with other groups on LGBT political issues. GSA works to raise awareness and advocate for the change of attitudes around the culture of LGBT issues, and strives to achieve acceptance from the general public toward the LGBT community.

Health Occupations Students of America (HOSA)

Advisor—Cheryl Davis and Art Witkowski

HOSA provides students with career ready opportunities in the health care industry and enhances the delivery of compassionate quality health care to help students prepare for the world of health care.

International Club

Advisor—Teter Kapan

The purpose of this club is to bring the world to Chemeketa by having international students more involved in American life, creating cultural awareness and promoting cultural diversity.


Advisor—Ana Muñoz

The purpose of Juntos is to promote the Latin American culture, leadership development, community service, and higher education.

Law Enforcement Club

Advisor—Marshall Roache

Law Enforcement Program Club is looking to gather students to communicate and share resources to strengthen, bond, and promote our program. The club trains students who are interested in an education in Law Enforcement as well as providing them opportunities to share their knowledge in the community.

OIT Dental Hygiene Club

Advisor—Tina Clarke

This club is an opportunity for dental hygiene students to be involved in planning professional events and activities pertaining to the dental field.

Phi Theta Kappa (PTK)

Advisor—Cerbrina Chou

The PTK promotes scholarships, the development of leadership service and the cultivation of fellowship among qualified students of this college.

Spring Induction Ceremony—May 16

Robotics, Rocket and Radio

Advisor—Charles Sekafetz

This is a club where students get the chance to interact with gadgets such as robots, rockets and radio. Not only will participants build these mechanisms, but they will analyze and understand the physics and technology behind their projects.

Student Nurse Organization (SNO)

Advisor—Connie Riecke

The purpose of SNO is to support the success of nursing students as well as give them leadership opportunities in the medical profession.

Students for Sensible Drug Policies (SSDP)

Advisor—Leanne Barron

SSDP provides the Chemeketa Community College campus community and the Salem public with informative and educational information about current drug policy reform in the United States. The club consists of free and open conversations about drugs and drug reform, as well as promoting appropriate progress through education.

Sustainability Club

Advisor—Steph Fregosi

Our environment is very important! The sustainability club advocates and educates the Chemeketa campus about sustainable practices being implemented right here in the community and surrounding areas.

Wine Studies Club

Advisor—Michael Adams, Jessica Cortell and Jessica Sandrock

The wine study curriculum attracts a forum for like-minded, over 21 students who are interested in learning about wine. Also, students who participate will have the opportunity to network and discuss wine.

Veterans Club

Advisor—Lupe Reyna

Supports the needs of the veteran community at Chemeketa

Writers Anonymous

Advisor—Magdalen Powers

The purpose of Writers Anonymous is to console, support, affirm, and inform all types of writers within the community. Club days consist of students sharing their creative writings as well as exploring written works from all genres.


Council of Clubs Funding Request

Flyer Template (Publisher)

Flyer Template (PDF)

Reimbursement Request Form

For questions on how to start or reactivate a club as well as checklists, policies, and forms for daily club operations, you e-mail or call us at 503.365.4764. You may also stop by the Student Retention & College Life office in Building 2, Room 176.