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 service
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-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.
- Fill out the “Club Application for Recognition” packet and bring it to the Office of Student Life, located on the first floor of the Activities & Recreation Center. At this time you will need to make an appointment to meet with the Student Life Advisor to go over your application for recognition.
- A representative from your club must attend the next scheduled Club Council meeting to present the proposed club to the Club Council, a member of student government will reach out to you with an invitation to attend. 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 9:00 AM -11:00 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: Fridays, 12:00-2:00 p.m. at the garden beds by the North parking garage/above the sports field
For more information, contact: email@example.com
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.
Meeting Time: Tuesdays 4:00-5:00 p.m. in ARC 210
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.
Meeting Time: Mondays 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. in ARC 110
For more information, contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
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: Tuesdays, 4:00-5:00 p.m. in CC2-161
For more information, contact: email@example.com
The Next Chapter hopes to guide students into their pathway of success by giving them the resources to propel them into the future. In addition to forming a supportive community for Running Start students, the club will coordinate workshops and peer tutoring to help them prepare for their Next Chapter in life.
Meeting time: Thursdays from 10:00 to 11:00 a.m.. in ARC 110
For more information, contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
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
practices. Membership is open to all current registered students of Cascadia College.
Meeting Time: Every other Thursday, 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 in CC2-161
For more information, contact NGITclub@gmail.com
We hope to engage our military-affiliated students in an active social community in order to assist students with adjusting to the college environment.
Meeting Time: Thursdays 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. in the Veterans' Resource Center (CC1-004)
For more information, contact email@example.com