Student Clubs & Organizations
Chemeketa has many student clubs and organizations for special interests, career fields, cultural diversity, recreation, sports, politics, community service, social events and more.
Whether you want to start a new club or join an existing club, we’re here to help you get involved in life at Chemeketa. To start or re-activate a club, contact Adam Holden at the Salem Campus or Kelsey Anderson at the Yamhill Valley Campus.
Yamhill Valley Student Clubs & Organizations
You can become involved in a number of different clubs while you are at Chemeketa. Clubs can be academic, curriculum-related, activity-oriented or based on a specific interest. Club sponsored events include special lunches, dances, displays, trips, fairs and more.
We are currently seeking input for the types of clubs and organizations students are interested in starting at the Yamhill Valley campus.
The clubs that are currently active at the Yamhill Valley Campus are –
- Gender and Sexuality Alliance (GSA) Club
This club offers a welcoming and supportive safe space for LGBTQ+ people and their allies, discuss LGBTQ issues and plans events related to the LGBTQ+ Topics.
- Phi Theta Kappa
Phi Theta Kappa recognizes and encourages scholarship among two-year college students. PTK also provides opportunity for leadership, service, scholarship and fellowship in an intellectual and community-oriented environment.
- Spanish Club
This club's purpose is to immerse students in the Spanish language and culture through conversation and community. Spanish club is open to anyone interested in practicing Spanish-speaking skills. Explore new cultures through conversation, Spanish language movies, fun activities, and delicious snacks. Join us for club meetings and Spanish movie days through-out the term.
If you don't see a club you'd like to participate in, you can start a new club. You only need three interested students and a staff or faculty advisor. If you have questions about a club, or if you are interested in starting a club, please contact Yamhill Valley Campus's College Life advisor, Kelsey Anderson at 503.316.3206.
- Gender and Sexuality Alliance (GSA) Club
- Ballroom Dance Club
Board Game Club
Through 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.
Erik Jensen, 503.589.7838
Mondays and Wednesdays, 2:30-5 pm
Salem Bldg.2, Room 232
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.
Kenneth Wolfert, 503.399.2312
Tuesdays 3-5:15 pm
Building 5, Room 112
The purpose of the Ceramics Club is to promote ceramics as a creative expression or profession. Proide a link between the ceramics department, foster communication and education among artists.
Contact club contact for meetings information
Chemeketa Courier - Student Newspaper
The Chemeketa Courier is the student-run weekly newspaper and digital media platform for Chemeketa Community College in Salem, Oregon and the surrounding four-county area.
The content is local in nature, emphasizing events and issues that are central to the life of the students and staff at the community college.
See the Courier Online
- Chemeketa FG Club (Fight Gaming Club)
- Chemeketa Players Club (CCC Theater Club)
Develop student leaders; provide opportunities for worship, Bible studies, fellowship and fun recreation. "A caring community passionate about connecting people to Jesus Christ".
Women's Small Group Meeting
Mondays, 12:30-2 pm
Salem Bldg. 9, Rm. 231
Bible Study and Fellowship
Wednesdays, 2:30-4:30 pm
Salem Bldg. 9, Rm. 114
DACA & Allies United
Chemeketa's DACA and Allies United club offers resources for DACA, DREAM Act and undocumented students and anyone who wishes to support them. Students receive help with new student transition to Chemeketa, sharing scholarship information, transferring to a university and updating students on any new political issues that involve them.
We offer more resources and information for DACA students and their families on our DACA website.
Yesica Navarro, 503.399.5147
Tuesdays, 4:30-9 pm
Salem Bldg. 2, Rm. 176 D
- Disability Advocates of Chemeketa
- Dungeons and Dragons Club
Future Educators Club
The purpose of this club is to bring future educators together to discuss financial aid opportunities, volunteer time, and discuss other current education related news or issues as a group.
Cecelia Monto, 503.399.5464
Meetings have not been announced yet.
- International Club
- Latino Representative Council
Law Enforcement Club
Law Enforcement Program Club gathers 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.
Thursdays, 12-1 pm
Mock Trial Team
The purpose of the Mock Trial Team is to improve each member's self-confidence, analytical, organizational, and public speaking skills through preparing for and participating in Mock Trial competition. The mission of this Team is to provide Chemeketa students the opportunity to participate in the nation's premier Mock Trial program for undergraduate students.
The purpose of the music club is to create a space where students interested in music can enjoy recreation music meetings and learn to play musical instruments.
Guitar club meetings: Wednesdays, 4:30-6 pm Salem Bldg. 7, Rm. 108. Contact Jerry Clark for room changes.
Piano Club meetings: Fridays by appointment only with Jerry Clark. 11 am-2 pm for 45 minutes sessions. Salem Bldg. 22, Rm. 232.
- Pacific Islanders Club
Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) Honor Society
The mission of Phi Theta Kappa is to recognize academic achievement of college students and to provide opportunities for them to grow as scholars and leaders.
Donnie Molleson Student Advisor
Lindsey Caudle Chapter President
Kay Bunnenberg Boehmer
Kim Bain, 503.399.2333
Thursdays, 3-4:30 pm
Salem Bldg. 2, Rm. 232
- Radio, Rocketry & Robotics
- SAW (Student Association of Woodburn Club)
The purpose of Chemeketa Service Leaders is to invite students to participate in service learning, fundraising and/or mentoring events that benefit the community and enhance a student's educational experience.
Ashley Hackett, 503.399.2397
Fridays from 10-11 am
Salem Bldg. 2, Rm. 232
- Star Wars Club
Student Nurse Organization (SNO)
The purpose of SNO is to support student nurses through their educational path and to reach their educational goals as future members of the medical profession. The mission of SNO is to coordinate events and projects that promote student nurse academic success and leadership development.
Connie Riecke, 503.399.5266
Our missions is to educate and include all those in the LGBTQ+ community on LGBTQ+ issues. To also provide a supportive environment for a community that needs it.
Cary Ballew-Renfrow, 503.399.2539
Mithran Aaron, 503.399.2383
Thursdays from 2-4 pm
Salem Bldg. 2, Rm. 229
- Veterans Club
- Video Game Club