Clubs & Organizations
Clubs at Golden West College
STUDENT ACTIVITIES OFFICE
Student Center 2nd Floor
Clubs for Fall 2013
GOLDEN WEST COLLEGE
Joining a campus club is a great way to enrich your academic experience at Golden West College. There are clubs of all types on campus that change periodically with the changing interests of the students. These organizations focus on a variety of topics including student interests, community service, and social clubs.
Starting A New Club
There are five basic steps to start a club at Golden West College:
1. Pick up a petition in the Student Activities Office and obtain the signatures of 10 currently enrolled students.
2. Obtain a faculty or staff member who is contracted by the District for more than 20 hours a week, and is willing to be a club advisor.
3. Obtain approval and review from ICC and the Student Activities Director.
4. Submit a written constitution within 30 days of club approval.
5. Abide by the “Clubs and Organizations Minimum Standards” set by the Student Activities Office.
New clubs are being developed each semester and advisors are always needed. For more information contact the Student Activities Office at
Student clubs and organizations are governed by the Inter-Club Council (ICC). ICC assists clubs in fund raising and publicity, and is responsible for coordinating and promoting club events on a cooperative basis. Each club needs to send at least one representative to attend bi-monthly ICC meetings to remain active. The ASGWC Club Consultant chairs this Council. Faculty and staff member are encouraged to support student sponsored clubs and events in any way they can. All club members have a voice through the ICC. The bi-weekly meetings are held on the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of each month, from 1-2 p.m. in the Student Activities Conference Room. The ICC provides an effective, organized, and fair policy so all clubs will thrive. Each semester, ICC co-sponsors with the ASGWC a Club Information Day, which gives interested students an opportunity to learn about various clubs on campus and allows clubs to promote themselves and increase their membership. Please call (714) 892-7711 and dial the extension of the advisor listed under the club name.
Alpha Gamma Sigma (Honor Society) Sigma Pi Chapter – This is the California community college academic honor society. Membership requires a current and cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or better. Dues are $12 each semester. AGS promotes scholarship and leadership skills and provides opportunities for service to the campus and local organizations. All members receive special recognition at the GWC graduation ceremony. Advisors: Valerie Venegas at ext. 55117 or email@example.com or Jan Davis at ext. 52965 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Bicycle Club – It is the purpose of the Bicycle Club is to serve the need of student bicycle riders by promoting bicycle safety through education, supporting bicycle related programs, and building a stronger bicycle culture on campus. The club also serves as a campus bike shop to our students throughout the semester doing basic maintenance and repairs free of charge. Advisor: Jon Arnold at ext. 58183 or email@example.com
Broadcasting Club – The Broadcasting Club operates Golden West College Internet Radio and Television Station (Rustler Radio and TV) , a 24 hour, seven day a week music, news, and information Internet radio station. Students in the Broadcasting Club serve as announcers, disc jockeys, news, and sportscasters for Rustler Radio. Advisor: Warren Carter at ext. 58798 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
California Nursing Student Association (CNSA) – The purpose of this organization is to increase professional awareness and growth of nursing students. Advisor: Deborah Goldstick at ext. 51234 or email@example.com.
Christian Club – The purpose of this club is to introduce students to the Bible and give students an opportunity to grow in their faith. Advisor: DeAnna Kirchen at ext. 58113 or firstname.lastname@example.org and Douglas Lloyd at ext. 51122 or email@example.com.
Community Emergency Response Team (C.E.R.T.) Club – The purpose of this club is to provide awareness and preparation to the student body, staff, and the community in the advent of a disaster. Advisors: Rob Bachmann at 58352 or firstname.lastname@example.org and Valerie Venegas at 55117 or email@example.com.
Cosmetology Club – The purpose of this club is to enhance our members’ education, professional ethics, social skills, and personal development through their involvement in club activities. Advisors: Charlotte Jimmons at 58354 or firstname.lastname@example.org and Jon Holland at ext. 58115 or email@example.com.
Design Student Association – The purpose of this club is to promote art and design-related student activities and leadership, including show competitions, and guest speakers. Advisor: Greg Wight at ext. 51276 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Environmental Sustainability Association – The purpose of this association is to foster multi-disciplinary understandings of sustainability across the GWC campus in support of sound practices, projects, and educational activities. Advisors: Tom Hersh at ext. 58224 or email@example.com and Bud Benneman at ext. 52488 or firstname.lastname@example.org .
EOPS/CARE/Former Foster Youth Club – The purpose of this club is to provide a support system for students, promote cultural awareness through student involvement, give back to the campus and community, and create a positive experience for new and returning students. Advisors: Michelle Sambrano at ext. 51161 or email@example.com and Tracy Heffelman at ext. 58952 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Ethics Bowl Club – The purpose of the club is to have an open forum to further enhance communication skills through the art of debate with a focus on ethical issues and competing in intercollegiate debate competitions. Advisor: Noah Levin at ext. 51062 or email@example.com.
Future Teachers Club – The purpose of this organization shall be to prepare students with an interest in education for transfer to a four-year university. The club shall also act as a forum to exchange ideas on teaching and preparation for a teaching career. Advisor: Andrea Lane at ext. 52652 or firstname.lastname@example.org
The Future Performers Club- This club is dedicated to the Performing Arts and supporting our members in their love of entertaining and performing. All levels of performers are welcome to join. Check us out and see what we are about. Advisor: Martie Ramm Engle at ext. 58223 or email@example.com
Gay Lesbian Alternative Straight Alliance (GLASA) – The purpose of this club is to raise awareness of the rights of the GLBT community and to promote a safe environment for greater understanding of the GLBT community. Advisors: Butch Keeling at ext. 55252 or firstname.lastname@example.org and John Tornow at ext. 58376 or email@example.com
Genealogy Association of GWC – The purpose of this club is to offer the opportunity to research family history and culture. Advisor: Claire Killingstad at ext. 55115 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Heart Chakra – The purpose of this club is to be able to find peace within yourself using music, multiple forms of meditation, and to find ways that will help you overcome all obstacles by using peaceful methods to find balance in your life. Advisor: Erica Hageman at email@example.com
International Student Club – The purpose of this club is to provide an established organization in conjunction with the International Students Program that offers a community of support to international and resident students. Club members plan activities to familiarize themselves with the culture of the U.S. and share with the GWC campus the different cultures that students represent for better awareness and mutual understanding. Advisor Nikki Phan at ext. 58792 or firstname.lastname@example.org
(LDSSA) – The purpose of the LDSSA is to promote good fellowship and wholesome associations among college students, to make moral ideals more practical in our lives, to promote intellectual stimulation, and to foster cultural and social adaptation for our talents. Advisor: David Baird at ext. 55017 or email@example.com
Mi Casa Club – The purpose of this club is to foster and promote the academic and personal success of ethnically diverse students. The club encourages student advocacy, personal support, and transition beyond community college. Advisor: Christana Montes at ext. 55242 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Muslim Student Association – The Muslim Student Association will serve to unite Muslim as well as non-Muslim students of various backgrounds through the virtues of brother/sisterhood. The club hopes to increase knowledge and awareness of Islam through community service, interfaith dialogue, and group discussions. Advisor: Dr. Paul Tayyar at ext. 52462 or email@example.com
N.E.R.D. (Nitor Edoceo Reapse Discipulus) Club – This is an association for science students. Advisor: Travis Vail at ext. 51117 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Peace and Leadership Club – The purpose of this club is to build a culture of peace; to create peace within ourselves, our community, our country, and our world. Advisors: Farzane Farazdaghi at ext. 52576 or email@example.com and Paul Tayyar at ext. 52462 or firstname.lastname@example.org
PUENTE Club – The purpose of this club is to provide academic support and community service opportunities to students in the PUENTE Program. Advisor: Nancy Fong at ext. 52409 or email@example.com.
Sign Language and Interpreting Club – The purpose of this club is to give students a way to practice signing, learn more about interpreting, and network for the future. Advisor: RC Wilkinson at ext. 58771 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Student Veterans Organization – The purpose of this club is to assist in Veterans’ transition from military to student life. Advisor: Michael Carrizo at ext. 58372 or email@example.com.
Vietnamese Student Association – The purpose of this club is to increase Vietnamese cultural understanding through a diverse club membership, offering educational and cultural events for the campus and community. Advisors: Terri Speakman at ext. 52485 or firstname.lastname@example.org and Tammie Tran at ext. 51172 or email@example.com
Student Involvement Starts With You!
Student Representation on Campus Committees
Students are needed to serve on a variety of campus-wide committees. Students are encouraged to be an active voice in the decision-making process called Shared Governance. If you would like to be part of this collegial experience where you can work with faculty, staff, administrators as well as other student leaders, contact the Student Activities Office and set up a meeting with the ASGWC President today.
Top 5 reasons for being an active student leader:
• Résumé Building
• Letters of Recommendation
• Meet new friends
• Increase your awareness of your community