Clubs & Organizations

Student clubs and organizations provide students an opportunity to combine various aspects of their academic and/or vocational learning into personal action. Through participation in a student club or organization, students apply the skills and responsibilities of leadership and become involved in the community. Clubs are a great way to meet other students with similar interests and have fun while developing lifelong skills.

Scroll down for some information regarding current, active clubs! At the bottom on this page, you can see information about how to start your own club.

Contact student engagement if you have questions about these organizations or if you would like to start a new club.

ACM Programming Club

The purpose of the club is to introduce and refine members’ programming skills; members will work on problem-solving using a variety of programming languages.

Advisor: Vincent Yip


Computer Club

The purpose of the club is to Investigate topics and activities related to all areas of computing. Promote computing on campus and in the community and to exchange ideas.

Advisor: John Blackwood


Engineering Club

The purpose of this club is to ensure that every student in our area is informed on the possibilities and opportunities that a career in the engineering field can offer. Promote valuable skills used in engineering such as critical thinking, leadership, and teamwork.

Student Representative: Hector Cardenas

Advisor: Wayne Fischer


Geology Club

The purpose of this club is to explore and experience the geology of the Pacific Northwest and beyond while introducing it to those without prior experience; to raise awareness concerning ongoing geological hazards in the surrounding vicinity.

Advisor: Tanya Blacic


Healthy Minds

The purpose of this club is to bring awareness to mental health on UCC campus and in the community.

Advisor: Hanna Culbertson


Mainstream Student Newspaper

You can write letters to the editor, write a guest column, or join The Mainstream staff (register for Journalism Production (J215) for a term or more as a writer, editor, designer or photographer.

Student Representative: Rachel Arceo

Advisor: Melinda Benton


Multicultural Club

The club aims to promote cultural awareness and understanding, as well as to increase opportunities for education about the cultures of the U.S. and other countries2.

Student Representative: Lakia Burnside Atkinson

Advisor: Stevy Scarbrough


National Student Nursing Association, UCC Chapter

The purpose of this club is to mentor and support nursing students and students interested in nursing.

Advisor: Daniel Leeworthy


Phi Theta Kappa

The purpose of this organization is to recognize and encourage scholarship among two-year college students at Umpqua Community College. The organization 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.

Student Representative: Lakia Burnside Atkinson

Meetings: Please contact [email protected] for the day/time for the Alpha Sigma Upsilon chapter meeting.


Pride Community

The purpose of Pride Community is to bring awareness and support to the LGBTQ+ community.

Student Representative: Roen Castellano

Advisor: Bart McHenry


River Hawk Metal Maniacs (Welding)

The purpose of this club is to create a support group for UCC Welding students as they work towards their educational goals and build employable skills. Students in this club will also engage in creative ways to interact with other programs (cross curricular), with opportunities to design and fabricate projects to enhance their problem solving and leadership skills.

Student Representative: Isaiah Jenks & Kayla Sewall

Advisor: Ian Fisher


Skills USA

The SkillsUSA club at UCC recommends that students be in one of the technical or career programs but does not require it. SkillsUSA focuses on helping its members become world-class workers and responsible citizens. The SkillsUSA group hosts more than 80 competitions in the fields of leadership development, health occupations, occupationally related contests, and trade, industrial and technical contests.

Advisor: Kevin Mathewig


Spanish Club

The purpose of this club is to promote a campus environment that embraces and values the culture(s) of our Latinx students and of the Spanish-speaking world as a whole.

Student Representative: Valen Rodriguez

Advisor: Nicholas Tratz 


UCC Forestry Club

The purpose of this club is to act as a support group for the students of the UCC Forestry and Natural Resources program and serve as a learning tool for forestry students that will aid in the development of good problem solving skills.

Student Representative: Lace-Ann Rowe 


UCC Veteran Students Club

The purpose of this club is to serve the veteran community of UCC in an effort to maximize each Veteran’s experience academically, socially, and professionally.

Advisor and Veterans Certifying Official: Ann Abel

Creating a New Club

The process for starting a new club:

  1. Complete the Club Petition form. You will need 15 signatures from students who are currently enrolled. You need to identify a student who will serve as the club representative (or contact).
  2. Identify a Club Advisor and have them review and sign the petition and the Club Advisor Agreement
  3. Develop a Constitution and/or Bylaws for your Club. You may use the template provided or review the handout on how to develop one of your own
  4. Submit (1) (2) and (3) to the ASUCC President
  5. Attend the ASUCC Leadership Board meeting, where your Club Petition form will be reviewed.
  6. Once approved, meet with the Director for Student Engagement, for a club orientation.

Download the Club Petition

Download the Club Re-certification Agreement

Download the Club Advisor Agreement

Download the Club Constitution & Bylaws Handout

Learn About Clubs & Organizations

Student Engagement