It is our goal to provide you with many co-curricular and extracurricular activities to enhance the experiences you will receive inside and outside the classroom. Whatcom Community College Clubs and Organizations provide an excellent atmosphere of leadership opportunities, new friends, and of course, fun!
Find a club that is right for you by clicking on the club name below. If you have questions about a club, please contact the advisor for more information.
Don't see the club you're looking for? Contact the Office of Student Life and Development at email@example.com for information on how to start your own club! There is no formal joining process for clubs, just attend a meeting, and you are a member!
AAA is not a Student Life Club, but is a student group under the Ethnic Student Association, which is facilitated by the WCC Intercultural center.
Afro American Association is one of the student groups under the Ethnic Student Association. AAA is by and for Coloured, African-American, and Black students on Whatcom Community College's campus determined to building a safe, solid, and empowering environment for students to succeed and thrive in the College setting. AAA meets in the Intercultural center. Meeting times are not set in stone yet, be on the look out for advertising for when club meetings are! All students welcome!
Mission: Anime Club provides a nice friendly environment where we can do group activities such as film studies, drawing, costuming, comics, and more!
Leadership and Service statement: This club will give people who love animation in all it's forms, whether it's Japanese anime, western cartoons, or whatever they like a place to meet and interact with people who love the same things, and sharing that passion with other people.
Anthropology Club is open to anyone with an interest in Anthropology - the study of the human condition. We encourage the exploration of biological anthropology, archaeology, linguistic anthropology, and cultural anthropology through local field trips, film screenings, and our studies and discussions. We are dedicated to fostering awareness of human diversity at the local and global levels.\
Spring '17 Meetings: First Friday of each month, 1:00PM-2:00PM at LDC 218A
Advisor: Jennifer Zovar
A gathering of those who are interested in art and drawing.
Advisor: Katherine Taylor
We are a WCC student club of Christians, Questioners and Friends who are interested in investigating spirituality, particularly from the Judeo-Christian perspective. Does not matter if you are a Christian or not. We are all about getting to know Jesus Christ and each other better. Are you interested in exploring Jesus? Then join us! In the words of Jesus himself, "Come and see."
If you can't make our meetings, but still want to be involved with our club then visit www.ccfwhatcom.com.
The purpose of the Criminal Justice Leadership Program is to:
- Assist members in gaining practical experience in the field of criminal justice
- Offer members the opportunity to network with established criminal justice professionals
- Develop opportunities to participate in training seminars, guest speaker lectures, and field trips
- Provide members with career advice and counseling
- Develop members for future leadership roles by participating as club officers or committee members
Advisor: John JT Taylor
Drama production is a part of the Performing Arts Organization at Whatcom Community College. Drama produces a fully mounted production each quarter. We produce comedies and dramas, collections of short plays, and occasionally experimental work. Spring quarter is reserved for student directed productions of published plays. We are always looking for actors and stage technicians. Experience is not a prerequisite. All actors get a part. These parts are auditioned on the first day of class.
All students involved in drama production must register for Drama 110. Running Start students need faculty signature to enter the course. All other students are generally able to register for the course online. You can get permission to join the class, or additional information from Gerry Large at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The engineering club provides a forum to promote, prepare, and propel students into the disciplines of engineering.
Club goals: Founded in 2012, some of the club's goals are to help students at WCC interested in a career in engineering discover new ideas, work on engineering related projects and meet other students interested in the fields of engineering. Future events and information about the club will also be on Facebook.
Advisors: Monique Brewer
ESA is not a Student Life Club, but is a student group under the Ethnic Student Association, which is facilitated by the WCC Intercultural center.
Ethnic Student Association (ESA) is a student group on campus where students from different heritages and backgrounds come together to celebrate diversity in our community at Whatcom Community College. Through fun and thought-provoking activities we explore identity development, social justice issues, and build alliances across identities. We also love food, games, and films! Meets in the Intercultural Center (Syre 217).
Contact: Betsy Hasegawa
The purpose of the Fashion Club is to inspire WCC students to get excited about fashion, express themselves freely through their own unique style, and explore brand new fashion trends.
Spring '17 Meetings: Thursdays, 1:00PM-2:00PM at KUL 205
Advisor: Ines Poblet
Purpose: To provide an environment for the study and practice of the German language, as well as to learn about the German culture and provide German cultural events.
Advisor: Ben Kohn | 360.383.3529
Promotes regular opportunities for recreational hiking and social gatherings.
Winter 2017 Meetings:
- February 13th 1:30p-2:30p at SSC 216
- March 6th 1:30p-2:30p at SSC 105
Advisor: Mary Haberman
We will be working on developing a sense of comfort speaking to a group as well as working on acting and speaking in the moment. We generally spend the first half hour of each club meeting doing improv warm ups and games, and then move on to some scene work for the second half. All students are encouraged to attend and try out improv!
Spring '17 Meetings: Thursdays from 4:00PM-5:00PM at Syre Auditorium Stage, except for June 1, 8, and 15 meetings which will be in Syre 107.
The purpose of Indo Club is to improve the overall image of Republic Indonesia through various activities, help people in Indonesia who are in need through charity efforts, and to create a familial relationship among WCC students who are interested in Indonesian Culture.
Advisor: Yumi Clark
Mission: To allow students interested in the information technology field to interact together and further explore common interests along with educational and career opportunities. The club runs a help desk that is free to students, staff and faculty. We also plan on showing movies, going to events like Linux fest, having presentations by speakers, and generally having fun!
Advisor: Corrinne Sande | 360.383.3552
The purpose of this club is to strengthen mutual understanding between Japanese and American/non-native Japanese students in the ways of language and cultural differences.
Activities to look forward to:
- Noodle eating contest
Advisor: Setsuko Buckley
Through community service, we intend to support the academic success of Latino/Latina students and develop leadership skills together as a group.
Latino Leadership strives to promote critical conversation about immigrant rights at Whatcom Community College and in the community. We promote awareness and resources for students attending WCC and build and strengthen connections with Western Washington University and other 4-year institutions. In addition, we aim to inspire immigrant students, families, educators and allies to support immigration policies like the Dream Act.
Resources for students without proper documentation:
- Latino Educational Achievement Project (LEAP)
- Educators for Fair Consideration
- Washington Dream Act Coalition
- Northwest Immigration Rights Project
Advisor: Betsy Hasegawa, Ed.D. | 360.383.3098 |
Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) is an international honor society for two-year colleges. WCC's chapter is called alpha xi nu and functions as a student-run club. The club provides opportunities to participate in community service, celebrate academic excellence, develop leadership skills, and connect with fellow Whatcom students and PTK members.
The eligibility requirements are:
- Be enrolled in a regionally accredited institution offering an associate degree program.
- Completed at least 12 credits of college-level coursework (excluding S grades) that may be applied to an associate degree. This can be achieved over several quarters if necessary, and part-time students are also eligible.
- Achieve a quarterly GPA of 3.5 based on the above criteria of classes to be invited to join, and maintain a 3.2 cumulative GPA to stay a member. (Dropping below a 3.2 will not void your membership but it will remove the PTK line from your transcript at WCC.)
To join: PTK accepts new members on a quarterly basis with an enrollment period held in the beginning of each fall, winter, and spring quarters. During each enrollment period, eligible students will receive an email invitation with instructions to enroll online. PTK does not accept new membership outside of the set enrollment periods. Watch your email inbox for upcoming invitations!
Commencement cords: Alpha Xi Nu provides free commencement cords to PTK members to recognize their academic achievement. Cords will be distributed to new members at the May 26 Induction Ceremony, 6-7 p.m. in Heiner Theater. You do not have to be graduating this year to pick up your cords.
Advisor: Carol Reed-Jones
Advisor: Ramesh Kuma
Student Nurses of Whatcom (SNOW) is a student-run organization formed to provide peer support, a sense of nursing community and nursing program information for current and prospective nursing students during their educational experience. The club is run by a group of officers from the first and second year cohorts. Both cohorts and the online cohort also have a representative to the faculty that attends all faculty meetings and serves as a liaison between the two groups. Meetings often include relevant speakers, business matters and event planning. The club has done a variety of fund raising events, organized health-related fairs, facilitated guest speakers and assisted with events such as the campus blood drive. Most recently, SNOW has designed and implemented a mentoring program that is being presented at the Washington State Nursing Association Convention.
What does SNOW do? Community service, professional networking, nursing career awareness
Who can join SNOW? The club is open to all interested nursing and pre-nursing students.
Advisor: Angela Lochridge, email@example.com
Mission statement: Our mission is to educate ourselves about sustainability and pass our accumulated knowledge on to our fellow students and community.
Winter 2017 Meetings: Wednesdays, 4:00PM-5:00PM at KUL 224
- Raise awareness toward critical environmental issues that impact our school, community, and daily lives.
- Provide information and support for reducing one’s ecological footprint in business practices and at home.
- Alert the campus and community to the dangers of non-sustainable living and teaching alternatives that will promote a healthier future.
- Strengthening the WCC Education and Early Childhood Education programs by providing fellowship and support
- Planning and implementing engaging activities that will strengthen our students' educational skills, abilities and understandings
- Providing opportunities for students across campus and the local community to be informed and inspired by addressing various aspects of education
- Informing our members of community outreach opportunities especially with local schools and students
- Connecting our members to the teaching profession
- Identifying students interested in teaching and encouraging them to enter the teaching profession
- Collaborating with WWU's future teachers' club Student Washington Education Association.
Advisor: Roxann Rose-Duckworth
Mission: To provide support to Vietnamese students and also provide a platform for other students to learn about Vietnamese culture.
Meetings: Fridays 4-5pm in LDC 125.
Advisor: Jamie Olson
The purpose of the WCC Business Club is to
- Provide members with practical experience in business and accounting.
- Allow members the opportunity to network with professionals in their field of study.
- Disseminate information regarding key issues in accounting and entrepreneurship.
- Give members the opportunity for peer fellowship with other business organizations.
- Give members opportunities for leadership roles as officers of the club.
Spring '17 Meetings:
- April 12 - 4:00 p.m. at Syre 105
- April 26 - 4:00 p.m. at Syre 105
- May 10 - 6:00 p.m. at Syre Auditorium
- May 24 - 4:00 p.m. at Syre 105
- June 7 - 4:00p.m. at Syre 105
Advisor: John Fasler