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Student Organizations

 IMPORTANT: The Campus Life office is closed and operating remotely. We are still available via phone and email. Email: campuslife@wvc.edu; Phone: 509-682-6868.


ASWVC Clubs

Wenatchee Valley College has a diverse assortment of student clubs, both on the Omak and Wenatchee campus'. Clubs and organizations provide excellent opportunities for social and civic involvement, networking, stress relief, skill building, and so much more.

For more information about joining or starting a club continue reading below, browse our club brochure (Wenatchee clubs only), or contact us:

  • Wenatchee campus: (509) 682-6860
  • Omak campus: (509) 422-7810

 

How to join a club...

  1. Look through the list of clubs that we have on campus - by clicking on the club name, you are able to open their club flier to learn a bit more and find out when they meet.
  2. Show up to a club meeting, or reach out to the club advisor to let them know you are interested
  3. Participate in the club activities!

How to start a club...

If you have an idea for a club that we don't already have, you can start one!

  1. Find an advisor (a staff or faculty member employed in a professional position with WVC)
  2. Find at least 3 other currently enrolled students that want to be in your club
  3. Read over the Club Handbook to familiarize yourself with the responsibilities, guidelines, and policies of the college concerning club business
  4. Fill out the Club Certification and create a Club Constitution (guidelines for how your club will operate)

Then comes the approval process...

  1. Your request is reviewed by Campus Life staff
  2. Your request is reviewed by the ASWVC Senate - you will be notified of the date of this review and you are welcome to come present to the senate about your request.
  3. You will be notified when your club is approved
  4. Schedule a Club Training with Campus Life - all officers and the club advisor, must do a mandatory Club Training before any activities or expenses can take place

Let others know that you are here!

  1. Create your club flier to get the word out about who you are and when you meet
  2. Mark your calendar for Interclub Council meetings - these are monthly mandatory meetings - for more information read below under Interclub Council or see the Club Handbook
  3. Start having fun!

Officially recognized organizations are eligible to:

  1. Utilize college facilities
  2. Reserve activity dates on the official college calendar
  3. Organize activities and events both on and off campus
  4. Be included in student publications

Recertification of an Established Club

Clubs need to fill out the Club Recertification form each year to update officer information, and notify the Campus Life office of their continued activity. The Club Constitution only needs to be resubmitted if a club chooses to make changes to the club name or club operations.

Interclub Council

Interclub Council is composed of the ASWVC Vice President, who serves as the Chair, the ASWVC Treasurer who serves as the Co-Chair, at least one representative from each club on the Wenatchee campus, and the Student Leadership & Engagement Coordinator, who serves as advisor for all clubs. The council meets monthly to discuss ideas, plans, partnerships, activities, and funding.

The Omak campus coordinates student activities through the events coordinator with the approval of the student senate.

In rare situations, all members of a given club may be in classes or be required to partake in other obligations that prevent participation at Interclub Council meetings. If such circumstances arise an Excused Absence Petition may be granted. Approval for the petition must be received from the Student Leadership & Engagement Coordinator and/or the Associate Dean of Campus Life, Equity, & Inclusion.

Omak Campus Clubs

MEChA

Promotes education, self-identity, and historical/cultural knowledge that benefits and empowers the Latinx community, thus creating social change through self-determined political action.

Co-Advisors: Edgar Arellano, earellano@wvc.edu; Cameron Painter, painter@wvc.edu 

Phi Theta Kappa

The Eta Rho chapter of the national Phi Theta Kappa honor society recognizes and encourages scholarship among college students. To achieve this purpose, the chapter provides opportunity for the development of leadership and service, for an intellectual climate for exchange of ideas and ideals, for lively fellowship for scholars, and for stimulation of interest in continuing academic excellence.

Co-Advisors: Peter Donahue, pdonahue@wvc.edu; Will Kraske, wkraske@wvc.edu

Red Road Association

Focuses on local and national Native American awareness. Also works to dispel myths of the general population about Native Americans and to bridge the gap in communication between communities.

Advisor:  Livia Millard, lmillard@wvc.edu

Science Club

Learns about science through field trips, activities and discussions outside of the classroom and lab. 

Co-Advisors: Jeff Dykes, jdykes@wvc.edu; Kristy Kappenman, kkappenman@wvc.edu

SNOW @O (Student Nurses of North Campus)

Provides an opportunity for students to become better acquainted with their roles as future professional nurses, while contributing to the quality of student life, while also enhancing academic interest in the health field by providing guest speakers, public health teaching, out-of-town hospital tours and associated activities with the state and national nursing associations.

Co-Advisors: Jenny Capelo, jcapelo@wvc.edu; Shelly LaGrou, slagrou@wvc.edu

Wenatchee Campus Clubs

To find our more information about when and where the clubs meet, click on the club name!

Ag & Natural Resources

Provides opportunities to experience agriculture and natural resource practices and operations. 

Advisor: Michael Lesky; mlesky@wvc.edu;

AutoTech Club 

Focuses on expanding the knowledge of automotive technology by working collectively with peers and community members. Additionally, the AutoTech Club seeks to expand community outreach.

Co-Advisors: Bob Greiner, rgreiner@wvc.edu; Tom Doherty, tdoherty@wvc.edu

Club of Natural Resources

Provides a platform for environmental stewardship, to work alongside government agencies and non-profit organizations to explore career prospects, and to create a common space for sharing ideas, experiences, and information to further encourage a positive and active change in our shared natural environment.

Advisor: Jennifer Hadersberger, jhadersberger@wvc.edu

Culture Club

Introduces diverse values and cultures to the community, assists international students in adapting to our community, and to provide a social network for students interested in other cultures.

Advisor: Johanna Hamilton, jhamilton@wvc.edu

Cyber Knights

Expands and explores knowledge of computer technology.

Advisor: David Burns, dburns@wvc.edu

Kaizen

Is a support group that focuses on personal development while promoting positive change. They provide a safe place to share concerns, gain support, and build new skills.

Co-Advisors: Ryan Poortinga, rpoortinga@wvc.edu; Maria de Jesus Alvizar, malvizar@wvc.edu

Machining

Encourages interest in the machine trade and promotes collaboration between other related departments on the Wenatchee campus. The club’s focus is on team work and exploration in a metalworking production atmosphere. The goal is to create and produce various parts for a wide range of departments on the Wenatchee campus and individuals in the community.

Advisor: Micky Jennings, mjennings@wvc.edu

MASK (Medical Assistant Student Knights)

Enhances, assists, and supports the academic and clinical success of each student currently enrolled in the medical assistant program. The goal is to encourage participation in local, state and national conferences. The focus is on helping build confidence in students as skills are developed.

Co-Advisors: Jan Kaiser, jkaiser@wvc.edu; Marilyn Brincat, mbrincat@wvc.edu

MEChA

Is a student organization that promotes education, self-identity, and historical/cultural knowledge which benefits and empowers the Latinx community, thus creating social change through self-determined political action.

Advisor: Maria de Jesus Alvizar, malvizar@wvc.edu

Mechatronics

Combining past projects into one extraordinary project utilizing modern electronics.

Advisor: Zack Jacobson, zjacobson@wvc.edu

PTK (Phi Theta Kappa) Honor Society (No flier/additional information available)

The purpose of the national Phi Theta Kappa honor society: Eta Rho chapter, is to recognize and encourage scholarship among college students. To achieve this purpose, the chapter provides opportunity for the development of leadership and service, for an intellectual climate for exchange of ideas and ideals, for lively fellowship for scholars, and for stimulation of interest in continuing academic excellence.

Advisor:  Dr. Dan Stephens, dstephens@wvc.edu

QSA (Queer Straight Alliance)

Creates an inclusive environment for LGBTQ+ individuals and their allies by promoting a positive space that helps the LGBTQ community and the college through community building, understanding, and support.

Advisor:  Hart Johnson, sjohnson@wvc.edu

Refrigeration

Promotes professional and community activities with HVAC/Refrigeration Industries locally, regionally, nationally, and internationally. Members participate in community events, business meetings, leadership conferences, seminars, conventions, and field trips. Additionally, members take part in community service to repair air conditioners and refrigerators for seniors and low-income families, and perform free home HVAC/Energy inspections for college staff and students as needed. 

Advisor: Greg Jourdan, gjourdan@wvc.edu

Signing Knights

Encourages involvement of students with the deaf community, bridging the gap between deaf and hearing communities.

Advisor: Patsy Mugg, pmugg@wvc.edu

Skills USA

Promotes leadership and enhances skills to develop a stronger, more professional workforce.

Co-Advisors: Micky Jennings, mjennings@wvc.edu; Zack Jacobson, zjacobson@wvc.edu

SNOW (Student Nurses of Wenatchee)

Promotes and provides educational opportunities; provides opportunities for students to participate in community volunteerism; provides opportunities for interaction between students and the community at large; and provides leadership opportunities.

Co-Advisors: Jenny Capelo, jcapelo@wvc.edu; Rhonda Yenney, ryenney@wvc.edu

STEM Club (No flier/additional information available)

Provides opportunities for students to explore the STEM fields and engage with like-minded students, faculty, and mentors in the community.

Advisor: Bobbi Johnson, bjohnson@wvc.edu

Veteran Knights

Supports veteran students with tools for transitioning from military to college through the help of other veterans who are currently enrolled on the Wenatchee campus. Additionally, Veteran Knights help new veteran students with their studies by means of tutoring and mentoring; as well as facilitating a network of student veterans.

Co-Advisors: Derek Sheffield, dsheffield@wvc.edu; Bob Greiner, rgreiner@wvc.edu