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 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 at email@example.com for information on how to start your own club!
ACM is a computing group that delivers resources that advance computing as a science and a profession.
Meeting Time: Every second Wednesday of the month in Cascade 123.
Advisor: Ramesh Kumar
Mission and goals: To provide a friendly environment where students can discuss animation from Japan, America, and more. Also to allow students to participate in the creative aspects associated with animation, such as: Drawing, Comics, Animating, and more! Please join our Facebook group for meeting locations and club polls!
Meeting Time: Wednesdays, 4:00 - 5:30 p.m. in Cascade 161
· Drawing Workshops
· Film studies
· Series reviews
· Animation creation
· Animation Workshops
· Voice Acting Workshop
We also have plans to create our own short animation as a group where students will work together and have the opportunity to learn about animation, background art, film music, writing, editing, sound effect art, voice acting, and more!
Why join the club? Great place to learn more about business practices through the following activities:
- Leadership opportunities
- Guest speakers
- Field trips
- Compete with club members in the virtual stock exchange stock market game (top prize awarded at the end-of-year)
- Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) Program. Club members are trained using the IRS link and learn to file low-income families and seniors, along with students
- Networking with WWU faculty, students, and community members in the business
Meeting time: Second & Forth Wednesday of the month. 4:00 - 5:00 p.m. in Syre 105.
Downloads: Business Club New Member Application
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."
Meeting Time: Fridays 1:00 - 3:00 p.m. in Heiner 208
If you can't make our meetings, but still want to be involved with our club then visit www.ccfwhatcom.com.
Student produced media and productions that focus on campus life, events , lectures and more. There is also an interest to create drama based movies.
Advisor: Nathan Franklin
The purpose of the American law enforcement and criminal justice leadership program is to:
- Assist members in gaining practical experience in the field of administration of 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
Meeting Time: Wednesdays, 4:00 p.m. in Kelly 221
Advisor: John JT Taylor
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.
Meeting Time: Wednesdays, 5:00 - 6:00 p.m. in Kulshan 108
The Ethnic Student Association always has something going on, as well as opportunities for YOU to get involved!
Mission statement: Bringing together students of all backgrounds to celebrate diversity in our community, and at Whatcom Community College.
Meeting Time: Tuesdays, 4:00 - 5:00 p.m. in Syre 217
Advisor: Betsy Hasegawa, Ed.D. | 360.383.3098
Our purpose is to promote enthusiasm among students for the French language and culture, and to provide a friendly but strategic way to approach a new language.
Advisor: Anne George | 360.383.3577 | Cascade Hall 132
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.
Meeting Time: Every second Wednesday, 4:00 - 5:00 p.m.in Kulshan 108
Advisor: Ben Kohn | 360.383.3529
The Global Citizen Association (GCA) aims to create a space for international and American students to interact, share their culture, and learn about our interconnected world; it is a way for our campus and community to join the global conversation. For a list of our upcoming events and meetings, please check our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/gcawcc
The mission of the GCA includes:
- Support campus internationalization efforts by utilizing international students as a community and campus resource.
- Support international students in leadership development and professional growth.
- Mitigate impact of increased international student growth.
- Provide opportunities for staff/faculty/students (especially Americans) to get a better understanding of our interconnected world.
Each spring I will be recruiting for officers for the next academic year. Please contact Iris Anthony, firstname.lastname@example.org 383-3247 if you are interested in an official position.
Promotes regular opportunities for recreational hiking and social gatherings.
Meeting Time: Mondays, 4:00 - 5:00 p.m. in Syre 108.
Advisor: Mary Haberman
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 Wantanabe
Purpose: The IFC is a student club that promotes cross-cultural awareness and diversity on campus through retreats, educational programming, workshops, special events, and activities. Learn more about upcoming activities here and be sure to like our Facebook page.
Meeting Time: Thursdays, 4:00 - 5:00 p.m. in Kulshan 221.
Advisor: Ulli Schraml | 360.383.3244
The international sports clubs connect international and domestic students through different sporting events. We have weekly table tennis and soccer practices.
Meeting Time: Tuesdays, 4:00 - 5:00 p.m. in Syre 211
Advisor: Beth Robinson
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!
Meeting Time: Every other Friday, 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Baker in 105
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
Meeting Time: Friday 1:30 - 3:00 p.m. in Heiner 210
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
Meeting Time: Thursdays 4:00 - 5:00 p.m. in Syre 217
Advisor: Betsy Hasegawa, Ed.D. | 360.383.3098 | Cascade Hall 117
Our purpose is to cultivate and strengthen healthy, safe, and nurturing family relationships by providing parenting education information & support to WCC students, staff, faculty, and members of the community.
Advisor: Kristine Smith
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 (courses numbered 100 and above) 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 new PTK members who accepted their membership during the 2014-15 academic year to recognize their academic achievement. Cords will be distributed at the May 28 Induction Ceremony, 6-7 p.m. in Heiner Theater. You do not have to be graduating this year to pick up your cords.
Meetings: 4-5 p.m. Thursdays in Kulshan 224
Purpose: A group of students, staff, and faculty who have a goal of educating people about gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender concerns, as well as just getting together for fun & social activities. Like us on Facebook.
Meeting Time: Fridays, 1:30 - 3:00 p.m. in Syre 217
Advisor: Tara Hughes
The service-learning club was started as an opportunity for students to take an active role in their community, while meeting real community needs. The club has grown to offer students the opportunity to take part in a variety of service activities and reflect on their experience and the impact to the community.
- We meet once a month to discuss a broader community need in the area and we bring service opportunities to the club.
- We actively participate in service projects (1 to 5 hours) that a student has developed.
- After the project we reflect on the experience.
- Students have the opportunity to continue to volunteer with this community partner and/or continue to volunteer through different nonprofits through the club.
Meetings: First Wednesday of the month, 2:00 - 3:00 p.m. in Kulshan 222
Advisor: Kristine Smith
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.
Meetings: The second and third Mondays of the month, 12:00 - 1:00 p.m. in HPEC 204
Advisor: Kathryn Saulsbury |360.383.3533 | cell 360.708.7592
Mission statement: Our mission is to educate ourselves about sustainability and pass our accumulated knowledge on to our fellow students and community.
- 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.
Meeting Time: Wednesdays, 4:00 - 5:00 p.m. in Kulshan
- 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
Whatcom Students for a Stateless Society have discussions about morality, science, and social order.
Meeting Time: Tuesdays, 4 p.m.
Advisor: Ron Correll
The purpose of Writers of Whatcom is to create a community of creative minds on campus to share and find inspiration together.
Meeting Time: Friday, 3:00 - 4:00 p.m. in Syre 211.
Advisor Cat Wallace