Why join a club?
- Involvement outside of class is a huge part of student learning in college
- Meet new friends who share your interests and/or identities
- Learn teamwork and organizational leadership
- Develop and discover your talents by sharing them with others
- Gain practical, professional leadership experience
- Build community and be more connected on campus
- It's fun!
What do clubs do?
A club will be what its members make it. Some clubs have large ambitions and some more modest. Some may be dedicated to a specific cause, viewpoint, or culture, while others may be more social and broad. Whatever your mission, being part of a recognized club opens up some excellent opportunities, such as:
- Holding regular meetings on campus
- Traveling to conferences and taking field trips
- Hosting events on campus such as cultural festivals, speakers, films, performing arts, or social gatherings
- Organizing and inspiring student awareness, activism, philanthropy, and community
What benefits do clubs receive?
- Access to campus facilities
- Free publicity and marketing through Student Life newsletters, posters, website, and social media
- Access to thousands of dollars in funding dedicated specifically to supporting club activities
- Support from a dedicated advisor committed to serving clubs
- Use of Activities and Recreation Center resources for printing, decorating, button-making, banner-painting, etc.
- Access to vast inventory of Student Life supplies for events and programs
How can I start a new club?
Starting a club at Cascadia is easier than ever! There are two different club levels with slightly different criteria and privileges. Depending upon the level of involvement and types of activities the club would like to do, clubs have the ability to choose their club level.
- Find three to five (3-5) currently enrolled Cascadia students who share your interest in starting the club. Club level one must have a minimum of three (3) members to start, and club level two must have a minimum of five (5) club members. There is no maximum number of members for either club level.
- Find a full-time faculty or staff advisor who is willing to advise your club, travel with your club, and attend club meetings and events. Club advisors are optional for clubs who wish to be a level one club, and clubs who wish to be a level two club must have a full-time faculty or staff member advisor. The Student Life Advisor maintains a list of potential club advisors willing to be contacted, so you are encouraged to consult with him to find a faculty advisor who will be a good match.
- Fill out the “Club Application for Recognition” packet and drop it off in the Office of Student Life, located on the first floor of the Activities & Recreation Center.
- A representative from your club must attend the next scheduled Club Council meeting to present the proposed club to the Club Council. The Vice President of Cascadia Student Government chairs the Club Council, so they will email you an invitation to appear at the meeting. Club Council members will then review your application and will vote on the approval and recognition of your club. Club Council meetings are scheduled every other Friday, from 10:00 AM -11:30 AM in ARC 121.
List of current clubs and student organizations
The main purpose of the Cascadia Garden Club is to foster an interest in gardening within the college community by providing students with a hands-on learning experience. We aim to have a positive impact on the campus environment by following a sustainable approach.
Meeting Time: Sustainability Club & Garden Club joint meeting
Time: Wednesdays 2:00-3:30 p.m.
Location: ARC 210
We hope to inspire female students to pursue their dreams of studying or working within a STEM-related field, and apply themselves passionately to fully unleashing their potential in the male-dominated engineering world.
Time: Thursdays, 3:30-4:30 p.m.
Location: ARC 110
For more information, contact: WEcascadia@gmail.com
We are aiming to make connections between Chinese culture and students at Cascadia through experiences with traditional Chinese activities, arts, and food. We also hope to bring delightful and unforgettable memories to club members by using Chinese culture as a medium.
Time: Fridays, 2:00-3:00 p.m.
Location: ARC 210
For more information, contact: email@example.com
The purpose of Debate Club is to provide Cascadia students with the opportunity to participate in debates and discussions. We hope to help Cascadia students through debating a diverse range of topics within a diverse group of people, while enhancing our public speaking and communication skills. We encourage people to be a part of the debate both as observers and participants.
Meeting Time: TBA
Contact: Riley: firstname.lastname@example.org
The purpose of our club is to build community among students interested in biological sciences and medical professions. Through outreach projects, career exploration, and professional networking, we hope to connect students to people and opportunities that will help further their education in the medical or research field.
Time: Monday & Thursday, 10AM - 12PM
Location: ARC - 110
For more information, contact: email@example.com
Interested in transfusion medicine? This club is for you. The main purpose of this club is to help with blood drives at Cascadia and connect students with volunteer opportunities.
Time: Tuesdays, 1:00-2:00 p.m.
For more information, contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Our club aims to create an environment where all LGBTQ students can feel part of a community and feel proud of their identity. We are a group that is fun, safe, and inclusive of all.
Time: Wednesdays, 11:30 a.m. to 12:45 p.m.
Location: ARC 121
For more information, contact: email@example.com
The club is professional technology students helping each other, our campus and community.
Student members will work together on web-based projects, web pages, mobile applications,
project management, network infrastructure, and environmental technology sustainable
Time: Every other Tuesday. 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. (Next meeting: Feb. 26th)
For more information, contact NGITclub@gmail.com
Express yourself and de-stress yourself with other students who love taking and sharing pictures with our phones. We hope to create art and create a sense of community.
Time: Wednesdays, 2:30-3:30 p.m.
For more information, contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
This club is committed to recycling and sustainable practices, and aims to empower both individual students and institutions to practice better sustainability
Meeting time: Sustainability Club & Garden Club joint meeting
Time: Wednesdays, 2:00-3:30 p.m.
Location: ARC 210
A group of students who want to play and learn tennis together, as well as stay fit, make friends, and build community through regular practices and games.
Time: Tuesdays and Thursdays, 3:30-5:00 p.m.
Location: Rec Field tennis court behind the ARC
For more information, contact: email@example.com
Our club is a place for Turkmen students at Cascadia to come together to discuss Turkmenistan-related topics and share our culture. We also welcome all students who want to learn about our country and our culture.
Time: Thursdays, 5 - 6 PM
Location: CC2 - 16
For more information, contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
We hope to engage our military-affiliated students in an active social community in order to assist students with adjusting to the college environment.
Time: Thursdays, 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Location: Veterans Resource Center (CC1-004)
For more information, contact: email@example.com