ASCC Clubs & Programs

Connect, build leadership skills and have fun!

Non-Discrimination Statement

Student clubs and programs must be open and available to any Clark student regardless of race, color, national origin, age, perceived or actual physical or mental disability, pregnancy, genetic information, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, creed, religion, honorable discharged veteran or military status, or use of a trained guide dog or service animal.

Clubs

For more information contact: ASCC Club Coordinator at ascccc@clark.edu

Want to join a club? Check out these student-run groups below and contact them to find out what they’re doing and how you can participate.

Not seeing something you like and want to start your own group? It’s simple! Check out the Club Handbook for the easy steps to start your own club today!

Programs

For more information contact: ASCC Finance Director at asccfd@clark.edu

ASCC programs request funds annually through the S&A Fee Committee. These groups typically have pre-planned activities and some may require an audition or try-out to participate. If you’re interested, contact the ASCC Program Director to find out how to get involved.

Clubs and Programs List

A.C.E.S. (Addictions Counseling Education Students) Club

Contact: Amy Merfeld

a.merfeld@students.clark.edu

Advisor: Dr. Marcia Roi

mroi@clark.edu

Purpose:

To support students during their academic careers, and to create networks while helping our community.

Meetings: Contact the student representative

Activities Programming Board (APB)

 

Contact:  (360) 992-2806

Program Director: Samantha Lelo

slelo@clark.edu

Purpose:

The APB provides a comprehensive events calendar to include 30+ enriching activities, educational lectures, family, social, awareness and diversity events to all students of Clark.

Aerospace

 

Contact: (360) 992-2569

Program Director: Keith Stansbury

kstansbury@clark.edu

Purpose:

This program provides students an opportuntity to participate in a team-based STEM experiencial project/aerospace design competition. Activities include the year-long design competition (such as NASA Student Launch), field trips to launch events, museums, and the University of Washington.

 

Anime and Manga Club

 

Contact: Jacob Cook

j.cook10@students.clark.edu

Advisor: Aaron Bingham

abingham@clark.edu

Advisor: Sharon Toliver

stoliver@clark.edu

Purpose:

To bring together those with similar interests while also introducing students to a more comprehensive understanding of anime themes and motifs as well as cultural influence around the world.

Meetings: Contact the student representative

Archer Gallery

 

Contact: (360) 992-2182

Program Director: Senseney Stokes 

sstokes@clark.edu

Purpose:

The Archer Gallery provides educational and cultural exhibitions at Clark College for students and the community.

 

Art Club

 

Contact: Colin Smith

cole.smith.779@gmail.com

Advisor: Grant Hottle

ghottle@clark.edu

Purpose:

To provide opportunities outside the classroom to pursue the study of art and art history. The club ensures safe studio spaces after hours, visits to galleries and museums, and student engagement. Art Club provides a forum for discussion surrounding art and creativity.

Meetings: Contact the student representative

Asian Pacific Islanders Club

 

Contact: Sita Mairu

clark.apic@gmail.com

Advisor: Roslyn Leon Guerrero

rleonguerrero@clark.edu

Purpose:

To outreach, educate, preserve cultures, and bring awarenessof the Asian Pacific Islander culture and communities at Clark College through events, outreach, advocacy and support for students.

Meetings: Contact the student representative

ASL

 

Contact: Kayla Beard

k.beard3@students.clark.edu

Advisor: Becky Engel

bengel@clark.edu

Purpose:

To provide students with a fun environment to learn and improve their American Sign Language skills.

Meetings: Contact the student representative

Athletics

 

Contact: (360) 992-2259

Program Director: Christopher Jacob

 cjacob@clark.edu

Purpose:

This program provides support to the athletic programs at Clark College. Funds allocated to this program cover the costs of athletic insurance, tournament entry fees, officials, as well as training supplies 

 Business Entrepreneur Club

 

Contact:  Kerry Blake

k.blake4@students.clark.edu

Advisor:  Nathan Webster

nwebster@clark.edu

Purpose: 

to provide real life experience from start-ups, small businesses and big corporations, that gives students the opportunity to apply classroom theories to practical application in a local and natural environment.

Meetings: Contact the Student Representative

C.R.U. (Campus Crusade for Christ) Club

 

Contact: Kaitlyn Gomes

kaitlynMGomes@gmail.com

Advisor: James Ron Powers

tgarrison@clark.edu

Purpose:

A community where people can encounter Jesus and grow in a relations with Him.

Meetings: Contact the student representative

Chinese Culture Club

 

Contact: Sharon Bai

r.bai@students.clark.edu

Advisor: Amy Tam

atam@clark.edu

Purpose:

We are going to show everyone about Chinese culture. We will teach and practice basic language skills but also introduce people to local Chinese foods, clothing, wushu and so on. We plan events, have volunteer opportunities, and even have trips off campus. Everyone is welcome!

Meetings: Contact the student representative

Clark Art Talks

 

Contact: (360) 992-2182

Program Director: Senseney Stokes

 sstokes@clark.edu

Purpose:

Is a monthly lecture series that invites artists to share their experiences and different artisitic techniques.

Columbia Writers Series

 

Contact: (360) 992-2161

Program Directors: 

James Finley
jfinley@clark.edu

Alexis Nelson
anelson@clark.edu

Purpose:

This program provides hosts professional writers--fiction, non-fiction, poets, playwrights, and screenwriters--to Clark College to  read from and discuss their work. This gives students an opportunity to meet, interact with, and learn from successful writers.

Counseling and Health Center

 

Contact: (360) 992-2614

Program Director: Eliot Altschul 

ealtschul@clark.edu

Purpose:

This program supports student success by providing a range of professional counseling and medical services that are affordable and conveniently available on campus.  

 Diesel Dogs

 

Contact:  Daniel King

ddk101982@hotmail.com

Advisor:  Don Gonser

dgonser@clark.edu

Purpose: 

To raise enthusiasm for Diesel Technology. The club provides all students the opportunity to obtain the knowledge of the diesel industry. Also to provide networking with employers out in the industry.

Meetings: Contact the Student Representative

Engineering and Computer Science Club

 

Contact: Stefanie LoSchiavo

s.loschiavo@students.clark.edu

Advisor: Izad Khormaee

ikhormaee@clark.edu

Purpose:

Engineering and Computer Science (ECS) Club promotes opportunities for Clark College students intereseted in Electrical Engineering, Computer Science, and related engineering fields through networking, club projects, club fair, industry visists, service learning programs, and community involvement.

Meetings: Contact the student representative

Environmental Club

 

Contact: Amy Lopez Platas

clarkcollegeenvironmentalclub@gmail.com

Advisor: Rebecca Benson

rbenson@clark.edu

Purpose:

Ensure that the Clark College community are environmental stewards, have social responsibility and dedicated to community involvement.

Meetings: Contact the student representative

Forensics

 

Contact: (360) 992-2168

Program Director: Liz Kinnaman 

 ekinnaman@clark.edu

Purpose:

Forensics sharpens students' ability to research and anazlyze problems, think and listen critically, express thoughts clearly and fluently, and better understand public affairs. The team competes in numerous local and regional competitions as well as a yearly national and/or bi-yearly international tour.

Guitar Club

 

Contact: Diane Hurst

d.hurst6@students.clark.edu

Advisor: James Manuele

manueleguitar@gmail.com

Purpose:

To provide an opportunity to play guitar together and learn techniques from each other. Open to guitarists of all skill levels.

Meetings: Contact the student representative

Harambee Black Student Union

 

Contact: David Bradley

d.bradley3@students.clark.edu

Advisor: Dolly England

dengland@clark.edu

Purpose:

Safe and open place for black and multiracial african descent students to come together through culture, education, and entertainment activities . Harambee means "pulling together" and we encourage all who either identify or support black and african students and culture to join us.

 

Meetings: Contact the student representative

The Independent 

 

Contact: (360) 992-2972

Program Director: Dee Anne Finken

dfinken@clark.edu

Purpose:

The Independent is Clark College's student news publication in print and online forms. It provides coverage of activities on and off campus to include athletics, instruction, facilities, administration, social issues and student government.

The Independent

Instrumental Music

 

Contact: (360) 992-2188

Program Director: Rich Inouye

 rinouye@clark.edu

Purpose:

This program provides a quality performance experience for all Clark students who wish to participate. Students have the opportunity to participate in Concert Band and Jazz Band.

International Club

 

Contact: Ken Teoh

int.club.clark.@gmail.com

Advisor: Jane Walster

jwalster@clark.edu

Purpose:

We are students representing different cultures. We will share experiences and plan activities and events to share cultures.

Meetings: Contact the student representative

International Relations Club

 

Contact: Kevin Choi

kevinschoi@gmail.com

Advisor: Dolly England

dengland@clark.edu

Purpose:

To learn about international history and culture in order to be better informed about current international relations.

Intramurals

 

Contact:  (360) 992-2185

Program Director: Travis Garrison

 tgarrison@clark.edu

Purpose:

This program provides structured sport leagues, tournaments, drop in and play formats, and events that aim to serve students with recreational opportunities regardless of skill or ability. Opportunities include: basketball, dodgeball, flag football, kickball, soccer and volleyball. Additional trips off campus such as rock climbing and kayaking are provided each quarter. 

Japanese Cultural Club

 

Contact: Wess Marks

w.marks@students.clark.edu

Advisor: Michiyo Okuhara

mokuhara@clark.edu

Purpose:

To explore the vast elements of Japanese culture.

Meetings: Contact the student representative

Mechanerds - Mechatronics Club

 

Contact: Vito Alessi

v.alessi@students.clark.edu

Advisor: Kenneth Luchini & Anne Koering

kluchini@clark.edu

akoering@clark.edu

Purpose:

To pursue knowledge and experiences in the field of mechatronics.

Meetings: Contact the student representative

Model United Nations

 

Contact: (503) 929-0132

Program Director: Joe Cavalli

jcavalli@clark.edu

Purpose:

This program offers students a chance to participate in mock representation and delegations.

Multicultural Student Affairs

 

Contact: (360) 992-2053

Program Director: Felisciana Peralta

 fperalta@clark.edu

Purpose:

This program focuses on supporting diversity at Clark by providing support, services, and activities which foster a multicultural perspective.

Music for Smiles Club

 

Music for Smiles Club

Contact: Truc Bai

t.bui10@students.clark.edu

Advisor: Colin Murcray

cmurcray@clark.edu

Purpose:

Entertain people at nursing homes with music.

Meetings: Contact the student representative

Native American Culture Club

 

Contact: Chana Smith

c.smith74@students.clark.edu

Advisor: Roslyn Leon Guerrero

rleonguerrero@clark.edu

Purpose:

Building a support network for North American Indigenous students and allies; offers a variety of activities and events that broaden the understanding of American Indian/Alaska Native culture, values and traditions campus wide.

Meetings: Contact the student representative

Orchestra

Contact: (360) 992-2195

Program Director: Don Appert

 dappert@clark.edu

Purpose:

This program provides students with an opportunity to participate in Orchestra concerts. Participation allows students to increase their musical skills, their knowledge of orchestral repertoire, and their own personal enrichment.

 

Outdoor & Recreation

 

Contact: (360) 992-7467

Program Director: Dave Caldwell

 dcaldwell@clark.edu

Purpose:

This program offers students an opportunity to experience outdoor and recreation activities. The program encourages personal growth through outdoor skills and volunteering by connecting the students with other students and professionals with a wide range of outdoor and recreation skill levels. Some of the activities will include: hiking, ice skating, kayaking, outdoor challenge courses, rock climbing, skiing, snowboarding, surfing, and white water rafting.

Pep Band

 

Contact: (360) 992-2188

Program Director: Rich Inouye

 rinouye@clark.edu

Purpose:

This program provides students with an opportunity to participate in Pep Band and learn more about performance.

Phi Theta Kappa – Student Honor Society

 

Contact: (360) 992-2211

Program Director: Ruth Trejo

rtrejo@clark.edu

Purpose:

The mission of Phi Theta Kappa is to recognize and encourage the academic achievement of two-year college students and provide opportuntities for individual growth and development through participation in honors, leadership, service, and fellowship programming. engages in educational opportunities focusing on leadership, scholarship, fellowship, and service.

Phoenix  - Student Literary Magazine

 

Contact: (360) 992-2305 or (360) 992-2639

Program Director: 

Elizabeth Donley & Kathrena Halsinger

 edonley@clark.edu

 khalsinger@clark.edu

Purpose:

The Phoenix is the student art and literary publication at Clark. Original student art and literature is compiled in the annual publication then distributed fo the students.

Photography Club

 

Contact: Kriza Clare Uyan

clarkphotoclub@gmail.com

Advisor: Robert Abrahamson

clarkphotoclub@gmail.com 

Purpose:

Learning and creating together through photography.

Meetings: Contact the student representative

Saber Play Club

 

Contact: Aaron Nobles

a.nobles@students.clark.edu

Advisor: Eben Ayers

eayers@clark.edu

Purpose:

Saber Play is a group of individuals with a passion for Star Wars and we aim to promote education, fitness, focus and fun through this classic science fiction franchise.

Meetings: Contact the student representative

Queer Student Association Club

 

Contact: Daunte Guard

d.guard@students.clark.edu

Advisor: Flyn Alexander

amartin@clark.edu

Purpose:

Queer Penguins and Allies strives to provide an organization and space for LGBTQIA+ students to network, advocate and offer self-care at Clark College.

Meetings: Contact the student representative

Realm Runners Club

 

Contact: White-Wolf Whittington

w.whittington@students.clark.edu

Advisor: Sharon Toliver

stoliver@clark.edu

Purpose:

To provide a safe environment to all nerds, geeks, weirdos, etc. to feed those who come to our events, to gather all walks of life to enjoy all sorts of fun!

Meetings: Contact the student representative

SADHA: Students of the American Dental Hygienists’ Association

 

Contact: (360) 992-2158

Program Director:  Kristi Taylor

 ktaylor@clark.edu

Purpose:

SADHA focuses on student professional development and community service through support of social, cultural, educational, and leadership experiences with the college campus, local community, and the National Dental Hygiene Association.

SNACC: Student Nursing Association of Clark College

 

Contact: (360) 992-6089 or (360) 992-6047

Program Director: Cindy Myers & Dianne Lucia

cmyers@clark.edu

dlucia@clark.edu

Purpose:

This program promotes social activities and health-related service activities on and off-campus and provides an atmosphere that fosters life-long learning. Weekly meetings inform students of political trends in Nursing.

STEM Nerd Girls

 

Contact:  (360) 992-2354 or (360) 992-2452

Program Director:  Tina Barsotti & Carol Hsu

cbarsotti@clark.edu

chsu@clark.edu

Purpose:

This program provides opportunities for diverse learners to achieve their educational goals through the practice of creative problem solving, competitions, and networking opportunities. By providing these opportunities the program encourages students to countinue their path in the STEM field.

Student Ambassadors

 

Contact: (360) 992-2770

Program Director: Amy Tam

atam@clark.edu

Purpose:

The Student Ambassador program is responsible for outreach to Clark College students through general information.

Student Government (ASCC)

 

Contact: (360) 992-2406

Program Director:  

Sarah Gruhler

sgruhler@clark.edu

Purpose:

Student Government is the Associated Students of Clark College (ASCC) which acts as a liaison between students, faculty, staff, administration and the community. They are charged with review and implementation of the ASCC Constitution and Bylaws, committee appointments, club promotions and approval, recruitment for student involvement and oversight of the services and activities (S&A) fees.

Student Veterans of America Club

 

Contact: Raelyn Reeder

r.reeder@students.clark.edu

Advisor: James Ron Powers

jpowers@clark.edu

Purpose:

Provide veterans and supporters with the resources, comradery, support, and advocacy needed to succeed in higher education and after graduation.

Meetings: Contact the student representative

Students for Life Club

 

Contact: John Guiher

johnnybhg3@gmail.com

Advisor: Elizabeth Etter

elizabethetter@yahoo.com

Purpose:

To illuminate and instill the dignity of human life from conception until natural death, by our example and witness to the pro-life movement.

Meetings: Contact the student representative

Super Smash Bros Melee Club

 

Contact: Christopher Rutledge

c.rutledge@students.clark.edu

Advisor: Jon LaValley

jlavalley@clark.edu

Purpose:

Provide an outlet for aspiring competitive players to meet and compete with each other, as well as welcome new players to come and improve.

Meetings: Contact the student representative

Swing Club

Contact: Jacob Dever

j.dever@students.clark.edu

Advisor: Karla Steggall

ksteggall@clark.edu

Purpose:

To teach and share in the love of dance.

Meetings: Contact the student representative

Theatre

 

Contact: (360) 992-2346

Program Director: Gene Biby

 gbiby@clark.edu

Purpose:

The Theatre program provides Clark students with theatrical opportunities both on-stage and behind the scenes. The program offers three shows during the academic year, one during each quarter. These shows are chosen with student engagement in mind and typically consist of an American standard in the fall, a musical in the winter, and a contemporary work in the spring, offering a range of theatrical opportunities. 

Transitions Peer Mentors

 

Contact: (360) 992-2618

Program Director: Janette Clay

 jclay@clark.edu

Purpose:

This program supports and provides services to student academic success as well as personal development. This program's specific goal is to mentor students and help them navigate through barriers as they transition into higher level coursework from basic education.

VACC (Volunteer Association) Club

Contact: Joel Lindberg

j.lindberg3@students.clark.edu

Advisor: Tim McPharlin

tmcpharlin@clark.edu

Purpose:

Our purpose is to give students the opportunity to help serve the community by enhancing our environment both socially and equitably.

Meetings: Contact the student representative

Vocal Music

 

Contact: (360) 992-2245

Program Director: Jacob Funk

jfunk@clark.edu

Purpose:

The Vocal Music program encompasses the Concert Choir, Women's Choral Ensemble, and Chorale. These groups provide all Clark College students who wish to participate with quality choral music performance experiences.

World Languages - Japanese

 

Contact: (360) 992-2977

Program Director:  Michiyo Okuhara & Yoko Sato

mokuhara@clark.edu

ysato@clark.edu

Purpose:

The World Languages Program provides Clark College students with language immersion travel opportunities of varying lengths and costs in Spanish and Japanese speaking countries. Each program determines eligibility criteria for participation and most programs travel in the summer, but on an alternating basis.

Women in Politics Club

 

Contact: Cheyanne Holliday

cheyanneholliday@icloud.com

Advisor: Erin Staples

estaples@clark.edu

Purpose:

We aim to provide a safe place for discussion about current political topics and global issues, reaching out to women in particular, but extending our arms to all students on campus and encouraging diversity in our club.

Meetings: Contact the student representative

World Languages - Spanish

 

Contact: (360) 992-2977

Program Director:  Erika Nava, Elizabeth Ubiergo &  Felipe Montoya

enava@clark.edu

ubiergo@clark.edu

fmontoya@clark.edu

Purpose:

The World Languages Program provides Clark College students with language immersion travel opportunities of varying lengths and costs in Spanish and Japanese speaking countries. Each program determines eligibility criteria for participation and most programs travel in the summer, but on an alternating basis.

Welding Club

 

Contact: John Crause

j.crause@students.clark.edu 

Advisor: Brian McVay

bmcvay@clark.edu 

Purpose:

Here to promote the exposure of welding and fabrication to all students including up and coming youth.

Meetings: Contact the student representative