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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 Joel Gisbert at the Salem Campus or Julianna Pilafian 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, Julianna Pilafian at 503.316.3290.

  • Active Minds Club

    Active Minds is established for the purpose of increasing Chemeketa students', faculty and staff awareness of issues surrounding mental health.

    Club Contact

    Curtis Smith

    Club Advisor

    Eusebio Herrera-Perez503.399.5182

    Meetings

    Wednesdays, Building 2, Room 232 from 3-4 pm

  • American Sign Language Club

    A purpose of the ASL club is to engage in the ASL as a lifelong practice.

    Club Contact

    Nicholas McCorey

    Club Advisor

    Erik Reed971.239.5830

    Meetings

    To be determined

  • Ballroom Dance Club

    The purpose of this organization is to teach discipline in Ballroom Dance. The mission of this organization is to create a positive social environment.

    Club Contacts
    Joshua Dean

    Club Advisors
    Donna M. Hurless

    Meetings
    Fridays, 4:30-7 pm
    Salem Bldg. 7, Rm. 113 (Dance Room)

     

     

  • Campus Ambassadors

    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.

    Club Contacts 
    Benjamin Hanks

    Club Advisors
    Kenneth Wolfert503.399.2312

    Meetings
    Mondays, 11-12, Building 3, Room 106
    Tuesday 11-12 in Building 3, Room 120
    Wednesday 11:30-12:30 in Building 3, Room 106

    Lunch time gathering from 12-2 in the Salem campus cafeteria. 

     

  • Ceramics Club

    The purpose of the Ceramics Club is to promote ceramics as a creative expression or profession. Provide a link between the ceramics department, foster communication and education among artists. 

    Club Contacts 
    Carolann Burke

    Club Advisors
    Burkhardt Kleiber

    Meetings
    To be determined. 

  • 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.

    Advisor

    Kevin Smith

    See the Courier Online

  • Chemeketa Players Club (CCC Theater Club)

    The prupose of the club is to support and develop the CCC Theater community by providing them with opportunities for training, performance and education. 

    Club Contact
    Katy Broadwater 

    Club Advisor
    Jay Gipson-King

  • Chemeketa Students for Life

    Our mission is is to create a culture of life, love and compassion at Chemeketa by educating our peerrs on pro-life topics, and actively promoting the right to life for all person (pre-born and born). 

    Club Contacts
    Marcos Sanchez

    Club Advisors
    Shirly Lamkey

    Meetings
    To be determined

  • Competitive Fighting Games (CFGC)

    The goal of the club is to provide a space for those interested in playing, learning, or improving at fighting games to meet up and play with others in the community. 

    Club Contact

    Dom Will

    Club Advisor

    Richard Rieman503.315.4289

    Meetings

    Thursdays 1-5 pm, Building 2 Lobby

  • Cru Club

    Develop student leaders; provide opportunities for worship, Bible studies, fellowship and fun recreation. "A caring community passionate about connecting people to Jesus Christ".

    Club Contacts
    Jerry Clark

    Club Advisors
    Rebecca Salinas-Oliveros503.589.7762 
    Steve Wolfe503.589.7648 

    Meetings

    Wednesdays, 2:30-4, Building 9, Room 114
    Thursdays 8:30-10am, 10:30-11:30am, Building 2 Dinning Halll. 
    Thursdays 11:30-1:00pm, Library Building 9, Room 219.  

  • 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

    Club Contacts

    Club Advisors 
    Yesica Navarro503.399.5147

    Meetings
    To be determined

  • Disability Advocates of Chemeketa

    To advocate for students with disabilities and other individuals of the Chemeketa community.

    Club Contacts 
    Kim Brusse

    Club Advisors
    John Neal, 503.999.6719

    Meetings
    To be determined

  • 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. 

    Club Contact

    Hannah Kniffen

    Club Advisor

    Cecelia Monto503.399.5464

    Meetings

    To be determined

  • International Club

    Creating cultural awareness and promote diversity of culture by sharing experiences by teaching others about your culture and language.

    Club Contact

    To be determined

    Club Advisor

    Teter Kapan503.399.5141

    Meetings

    Innactive at the moment.

     

  • 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.

    Club Contact
    Bradlee Davis

    Club Advisors
    Megan Gonzalez503.584.7350
    Michael Withington503.589.7768

    Meetings
    To be determined

     

  • MEChA (Movimiento Estudiantil Chicano de Aztlán)

    The mission is to inform people about the racial history of chicanos, customs, cultural values, and connect with people of the Latino Community.

    Club Contacts

    Itzel Ibarra

    Club Advisors
    Grecia Garcia-Perez503.399.5121 

    Juan Saldana, 503.589.7660

    Meetings
    Wednesdays 4-5 pm
    Salem Bldg. 2, Rm. 232

  • 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.

    Club Contact
    TBA

    Club Advisors
    Maria Cruse

  • Music Club

    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. 

    Club Contact

    Jerry Clark

    Club Advisor 

    Terry Rohse

    Meetings

    Wednesdays 4:30-6:00 pm, Building 7, Room 105

  • Pacific Islanders Club

    This club advocates for and connects Pacific Islander students on campus and also brings awareness to the community about who we are.

    Club Contact
    Terence DeBrum

    Club Advisor 
    Marilynn Takewo503.399.6553

    Meetings
    Inactive

  • 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.

    Student Contacts

    Dana Gann

    Faculty Advisors

    Alexis Butzner503.365.4615
    Aileen Collins503.365.4665

    Meetings

    Wednesdays, 1:30-3:00 pm
    Salem Bldg. 2, Rm. 232

     

  • Radio, Rocketry & Robotics

    Our mission is to further knowledge in radio, rocketry and robotics.

    Club Contact
    Jonathan Ford

    Club Advisors
    Chuck Sekafetz, 503.399.6524

    Meetings
    To be determined

  • SAW (Student Association of Woodburn Club)

    The purpose of the club is to help and provide more resources for students in Woodburn.

    Club Contact
    Carla Gallegos 

    Club Advisor
    Efrain Alonso

    Meetings
    To be determined

  • Service Leaders

    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.

    Club Contacts

    Kimberly Subee

    Brittany Royalty

    Club Advisor

    Ashley Hackett, 503.399.2397

    Meetings

    To be determined

  • Star Wars Club

    The purpose of this organization is to bring together people with a common interest in Star Wars and to help each other develop skills as enthusiasts.

    Club Contact
    Bryce Olson

    Club Advisor
    Moses Navarro503.399.6515

    Meetings
    Mondays and Wednesdays 3-4 pm in Building 4 Electric Lounge (first floor)

     

  • 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.

    Club Contacts
    Brittany Thackery

    Club Advisor
    Connie Riecke, 503.399.5266

    Meetings
    To be determined

  • Table Top Gaming Club (TTG)

    The goal of the club is to have a good time both creating and exploring the universe crared by Dungeon Masters 

    Club Contact

    Daniel Fry

    Club Advisor

    Jeremy Trabue503.399.6053

    Meetings

    Mondays 4-7 pm
    Tuesdays 1-5 pm
    Wednesdays 3-7 pm

    At Building 2 Lobby

  • Theater Club Chemeketa Players

    The goal of the club is to support and develop the CCC theatre community by providing opportunities for training, performance and education.

    Club Contact

    Theresa Gerig

    Club Advisor

    Jay Gipson King503.399.5184

    Meetings

    Friday 12:30-2:30 pm, Building 3, Room 113

  • Triangle Club

    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.

    Club Contact
    Charlie O'Dell

    Club Advisors
    Cary Ballew-Renfrow, 503.399.2539

    Meetings
    Thursdays from 2:30-4:30 pm 
    Salem Bldg. 2, Rm. 232

  • Veterans Club

    Our mission is to gather Veterans and their support people to network regarding Veterans issues and events.

    Club Contacts
    Ashley Wendel

    Club Advisors
    Jon Terrazas503.589.7702

    Meetings
    To be determined

  • Video Game Club

    Our mission is to enjoy and appreciate the unique art form that is the video game. 

    Club Contacts
    Matthew Etzel

    Club Advisors
    Kenneth Wolfert503.399.5192

    Meetings
    Wednesdays 2-4pm, Student Center, Room 179