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 your advisor at the Yamhill Valley Campus or ask at the information desk.
- Gender and Sexuality Alliance (GSA) Club
- Active Minds Club
- Adventure's Guild Club
All Things Urban Dance Club
Learn various styles of urban dance, build confidence, develop leadership skills, and network with other artist and students.
- 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, 2:30 - 4:00, Bldg. 4, Room 228
Tuesdays, 12:30 - 2:00, Bldg. 2, Lobby
Wednesdays, 1:30 - 3:30, Bldg. 2, Lobby
Chemeketa Chess Club
Chemeketa Chess Club engages students to learn how to play as well as learn strategies to improve skill and critical thinking. We invite you to stop by and play chess with us, while connecting with staff and students on campus.
If you have questions, please contact us with the links provided below to our email address.
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 Science Club
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 Wednesday in BLDG 2, Room 232 at 12:30pm
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 Monday from 3:15 - 4:45 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".
Destino Meetings (for our Latino friends & familia)
When: 1:30-2:30 PMWhere: Bldg 2/232
What: Discovering God’s Plan and Destiny for my Life and Mi familia on campus.
X-Formation (Transformation through Christ formation)
When: 2:30-4:00 PMWhere: Bldg 2/232
What: Discussing Life Questions, God, family, School, relationships, science, faith, etc.
Morning Coffee and Living Bread
When: Thursdays @ 8:30-10:00 AMWhere: Bldg 2 Dining Hall, NE Corner
What: Discovering Life gems for Living a fulfilled Life
COTH Life Group
When: Thursdays @ 11:30 AM -1:30 PMWhere: Bldg 9/219 (Library)
What: Explore, with other students, the Word of God as it comes alive. Let the power of God's Word make a difference as it encourages and transforms your life. Learn how to study for Christ-formation resulting in a meaningful message.
- 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)
- 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.
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.
Mondays & Wednesdays, 12:30-2:30 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
Rainbow Legion Club
The Rainbow Legion Club promotes an inclusive and learning environment for all students. In addition, the Rainbow Legion Club educates the community about LGBTQ+ populations, history, resources/services, and academic/social needs.
Thursdays from 2:30-4:30 pm
Salem Bldg. 2, Rm. 232
- 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
- Video Game Club
- Visual Communications Club