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Effective Student Organization/List of Student Organizations Mentioned in This Book

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A'capella ClubEdit

Recently established in AS clubs, A'capella club is open to all men to audition for the performing group. With music not restricted to just classical, A'capella club incorporates previously published material along with club members own arrangements. It is a place for the student vocal artists of Western Campus to expand their experiences within the musical realm. Women and men are welcome to join a more casual club similar to A'capella, but as of late, only men are part of the A'capella club ensemble. Leadership varies year to year, so for contact information, please see the AS clubs website.

Against CivilizationEdit

Against Civilization is a newly formed group who believes the institution of civilization, with its cities, agriculture, and technology, is the basis of the most destructive cultures. You can find a more in-depth explanation and contact information at

AS ProductionsEdit

The goal of AS Productions is to provide effective and diverse programming to the greater Western Community.

Campus Christian FellowshipEdit

Campus Christian Fellowship is a place where students can praise and worship God, learn about His love and Word, and fellowship with other students. Visit their website at

Chabad JewishEdit

Chabad at WWU is a home-away-from home for Jewish students at Western Washington University and the surrounding colleges. Chabad serves the needs of students on a social, educational and spiritual level. At Chabad, all students are welcome, regardless of background, affiliation, and level of observance.

Creators of Visual Art and Literature SocietyEdit

The Creators society is a place where students from all major, backgrounds and walks of life can come together to create whether that be painting, writing, knitting, etc. You may view their website at

Croquet ClubEdit

The purpose of the Croquet Club is to have fun and meet new and exciting people. If anyone is interested visit

Cycling ClubEdit

The WWU Cycling club is an organization that competes all over the northwest in cycling disciplines including road, mountain, track, and cyclocross. More information can be found at their website:

Dead Parrots SocietyEdit

An improv comedy group on campus that seeks to entertain audiences of the community and teach their members about the finer points of on-the-spot comedy. The group's website is located at They can also be reached, (and will send email notifications about upcoming events to you,) on Facebook under the search name: WWU Dead Parrots Society Fan Club.

Filipino American Student AssociationEdit

This is an Ethnic Student Center Club revolving around the Filipino culture through food, dance, language, and traditional customs. You can visit FASA online for news and upcoming events here:

Harry Potter ClubEdit

The Harry Potter club is a social group that enjoys the idiosyncrasies of the Harry Potter world. The Club brings different people together through the love of a fandom that has captured the hearts of millions of people around the world.

Contact them at their facebook page:

Hui O' Hawaii ClubEdit

The Hui O' Hawaii club is interested in eating lots of Hawaiian food and celebrating Hawaii through dances and songs. They put on dancing lessons at the local YMCA and travel as far down as Seattle to attend outside Hawaiian events or to just eat at Hawaiian restaurants. Cheryl-Ann Fujioka is the current president of the club. She currently still lives in Hawaii however is attending Western during the school years. Contact info:

KUGS RadioEdit

The goal of KUGS-FM is to bridge the gap between Western Washington University and the Bellingham Community by providing a variation of music and information that keeps up with current events and interests. This is accomplished by a continually upbeat and new membership of DJ's, etc.

Ritmo LatinoEdit

A group that focuses on the promotion and teaching of the Latin rhythms of salsa, merengue, bachata, chacha, and more. To contact this club, send an e-mail to:


LEAD, which stands for Learning Environment Action Discovery, is a student-run organization that aims to help the environment and inform students and volunteers about the environment (such as invasive species, etc.). Their mission statement is "To create community environmental service learning projects through partnerships between the Bellingham community, Western Washington University students, and the Bellingham School District."

Making Western DiverseEdit

This club is designed to bring different types of people together, from high schools and other clubs around Western Washington University to form communal bonds and relationships within the community. To contact this club, email:

Photography ClubEdit

The photography club is a great club for anyone who takes an interest in pictures. In this club you are able to take pictures and express what they mean to you in front of the members of the club. Contact wwuphotoclub at or go to or flickr

Sailing ClubEdit

The Western Washington University Sailing Team is an active group of undergraduate students sharing a common passion for sailing. Western's Sailing Team not only focuses on advanced sailing, but welcomes sailors of any ability.

Scottish Country Dancing Club (SCD)Edit

The Scottish Country Dancing Club is an Associated students Club, and is open to all students and faculty at WWU. They welcome new members regardless of dancing ability and will gladly instruct you in the fundamentals of Scottish Country Dancing. Scottish Country Dancing is not difficult, but it is lots of fun, so please feel free to join!


Sexploration is a discussion group where women (and sometimes men) can go and talk in a safe place where everyone is free to be completely honest and open. The goal of the club is to shed the societal taboos about sexuality. One of the leaders is Grace Wischerth, and you can often find her in the Sexual Awareness Center in the VU (

SMASH ClubEdit

To create a gathering point for smash players from all around campus. To create opportunities for both recreational and competitive play so that players of all skill levels can learn and compete. To contact this club, email:

South Asian Student Association (SASA)Edit

The goal of SASA is to raise awareness about the South Asian Culture on campus and around the community through an environment in which students are encouraged to explore the culture. It also strives to create a welcoming community for students who want to be involved in the cultures of South Asia.


The goal of STAND is to educate others on genocide in Darfur and raise funds for relief efforts.

Students for Disability AwarenessEdit

SDA's mission is to spread awareness and educate the WWU public about equal opportunity, accommodations, and empowerment.

Students for Slum Doctors Program [SSDP]Edit

"Our goal as SSDP Club is to provide a "plug in" for students at Western to inform them about the Slum Doctor Programme and spread awareness of international public health issues. We will be separate from, but working with, the Slum Doctor Programme and attempt to raise money via fundraisers for the Programme to assist their efforts abroad." (website: )

Students for Renewable EnergyEdit

Students for Renewable Energy's mission is to, through the use of renewable energy at Western Washington University, encourage both the local and global community to implement more sustainable practices.

Student Coalition for Immigration Rights (S.C.I.R.)Edit

S.C.I.R. mission is to bring awareness to the community about the struggles of U.S. immigrants through workshops. Our goal is to help them obtain a higher education and build a better future through the presentation of workshops and community involvement, and creating equal opportunities for all. S.C.I.R email: The Student Coalition for Immigration Rights has a common goal, which is to bring awareness of undocumented students but to also move past awareness to taking action.The group focuses on undocumented students of all ages. A.S. club post:

Student Homeless Outreach TeamEdit

Every quarter SHOT puts on the campus event “Be Our Guest” were students use their extra meals to invite hungry members of the community to come and dine with them at the Viking Commons. As well as feeding hungry members of the community "Be Our Guest" helps to break down the barrier between the students of WWU and the Bellingham community. Webpage [1]

Tango ClubEdit

The Tango Club teaches the history, style, and dance of the Argentine tango.

Visual Arts and LiteracyEdit

The Visual Arts and Literacy Club is an on campus student organization whose main focus and drawing and writing. An artists lifestyle can sometimes be a lonely one,so that's where this club comes in. Those with these interests can come together, collaborate, or get input from one another.

VOX: Planned ParenthoodEdit

The Planned Parenthood club on campus is dedicated to getting the word around about getting tested for STIs and promoting safe sex. VOX: Voices for Planned Parenthood works with the Mt. Baker Planned Parenthood to promote safe sex, STI testing, and other areas of sexual health. They are always looking for new members (especially males) and are a lively group who are really dedicated to what they do. You can contact them at and ask them how to get in touch with the campus division.

Western Men Against ViolenceEdit

Mission Statement: To create a campus and community free of violence, to promote relationships based on equality and respect, to encourage positive, healthy expressions of masculinity, and to be visible, outspoken allies for all who experience prejudice and discrimination.

Western Warthog RugbyEdit

Work hard, play harder. To provide rugby for the benefit and enjoyment of people living in and around WWU, whilst encouraging integration and an anti-drug program in schools. Website:

Women In The WoodsEdit

The purpose of Women in the Woods is to educate and empower women to become independent and develop leadership rules within their communities. It is a club where women can meet together, spend time and learn outdoors.

World Injustice Awareness ClubEdit

The World Injustice Awareness Club was founded in spring '05 by students interested in: campus-wide education on world issues, talking about what's going on in the world and thinking about ways to act on that information in a positive way; every member tries to educate themselves and each other by researching and talking about human rights issues.

WWU Bodybuilding ClubEdit

Share lifting programs, diets, supplements, proteins. Meet training partners and train for future competitions. Improve overall physique and maintain year round. Meet bodybuilders like Toney Freeman, Dexter Jackson, and Tanji Johnson. Contact person: Stephanie Singer.

Yes! ClubEdit

The Yes Club promotes happiness in a stress-free, violence-free environment. While this club is at universities all over the nation, more information about Western Washington University's Yes! Club can be found at:

Other ClubsEdit

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  • 1 Biology club
  • 8 Students of optional clothing
  • 7 Homeless outreach program
  • 6 CCF
  • 5 Strong men
  • 3 Korean club formerly Muslim Student Association
  • 2 Metal and Hardcore club
  • 2 Film Club
  • 8 Submarine team
  • 7 Disability Awareness
  • 5 Western Strong men
  • 2 swing kids