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.
- Gender and Sexuality Alliance (GSA) Club
- Active Minds Club
- Adventure's Guild Club
- American Sign Language Club
- Ballroom Dance Club
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.
Mondays, 11:30-12:30, Location, please call Club Advisor
Tuesday 2:30-4:30 PM in Building 5, Room 112
Lunch time gathering from 12-2 in the Salem campus cafeteria.
- Ceramics Club
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 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.
Every Friday from 12:30 - 2:30 PM in BLDG 3, Room 116.
Chemeketa 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.
Ashley Hackett, 503.399.2397
Every Friday in BLDG 2, Room 172 at 11:30 AM.
Chemeketa Students for Life
Our mission is is to create a culture of life, love and compassion at Chemeketa by educating our peers on pro-life topics, and actively promoting the right to life for all persons (pre-born and born).
Every other Friday beginning April 12th from 11:30 - 12:30 PM in BLDG 2, Room 232.
- Competitive Fighting Games (CFGC)
Develop student leaders; provide opportunities for worship, Bible studies, fellowship and fun recreation. "A caring community passionate about connecting people to Jesus Christ".
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.
To be determined
- Disability Advocates of Chemeketa
- Future Educators Club
- International Club
Japanese Culture Club
The mission and purpose of the Japanese Culture Club is to expand understanding and increase cultural information related to Japanese traditions, arts, language and culture to students at Chemeketa. We welcome all students from all cultures.
Wednesdays at 3:00 - 4:30 PM in BLDG 2, Room 232.
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.
May 2nd & June 6th at 12:00 PM, Brooks Campus.
- MEChA (Movimiento Estudiantil Chicano de Aztlán)
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.
- Music Club
Order Of the Stitches (Crotchet Club)
Order Of The Stitches invite students to join them weekly as they share and learn the art of yarn work and crotcheting. Come stop by and learn how to crotchet hats, sweaters, scarfs, other items.
Sam Brennan 503.999.6727
Allison Tobey 503.399.5198
Club Meeting Times
Every Monday from 12:30 - 3:00 PM in BLDG 2, Room 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.
Wednesdays, 1:30-3:00 pm
Salem Bldg. 2, Rm. 232
Pre-Med Club (PMC)
Pre-Med Club (PMC) provides students an outlet to explore educational and career opportunities in various fields of medicine. In addition, PMC aims at creating a support network for students to come together and share academic and career resources, strengthen peer-to-peer relationships, and improve college life among students interested in pre-med majors.
Edgar Quevedo 503.269.9009
Denisse Maciel 503.399.5272
Club Meeting Times
To Be Determined.
- Radio, Rocketry & Robotics
- SAW (Student Association of Woodburn Club)
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.
3:00 - 4:30 PM in Building 4 Electric Lounge (first floor). For information regarding dates, please contact Bryce Olson.
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
To be determined
- Table Top Gaming Club (TTG)
- Theater Club Chemeketa Players
- Triangle Club
- Veterans Club
- Video Game Club