Student Clubs & Organizations

Explore all of our Student Clubs & Organizations each semester at the Club Expo or anytime on the GWC app!

Scroll down for a full list of clubs and descriptions.

Join a Club

Joining a Club is a great way to enrich your academic experience and meet people with similar interests. GWC has clubs of all types that focus on a variety of topics and interests. To join a Club, attend a meeting, contact the club advisor, join through a current member, or attend Club Expo during the fall or spring semester.  Club meeting times can be found on the GWC App, and are also listed online.

Start a Club

Want to start a new club or organization?  The process is easy!  All you need to do is recruit five (5) other interested students, obtain an advisor, and file a New Club Application.  Click here to get started.  For questions about starting a new club, contact Therese Grande, Student Life Coordinator or Max Vallochia, ASGWC Vice President of Club Affairs.

CLUBS at GWC

Alpha Gamma Sigma (AGS)

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 $15 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.

Baseball Club

The Baseball Club’s primary mission is for students of GWC to get together pursue the goal of playing baseball at a competitive level.

Black Student Union (BSU)

The Black Student Union strives to provide a safe space to learn the culture of African Americans and historical people of color. Additionally, BSU seeks to provide a platform for student voices, and to connect students to resources and leadership experiences. All are welcome to join!

Choreography Klub

Our purpose is to explore different styles of dance and learn to create original choreography. This will include student cooperation, review and performing.

Christian Club

This purpose of this club is to provide a place where students can find love and fulfillment in their lives by getting to know or deepening their relationship with Jesus Christ through the study of the Bible, the use of other Christian resources and spending time with other Christians. So that love may be shared with other students on campus, that they may know that “..God did not send His Son into the world to condemn the world, but that the world through Him might be saved.” John 3:17. All students and questions are welcome.

Circle K Club

Circle K International is college and university students who are responsible citizens and leaders with a lifelong commitment to community service worldwide.

CLUB Ñ

Club Ñ provides a place to share and increase understanding of the Spanish language and culture. The club fosters friendships and improves social networks, develops leadership skills, and promotes cultural, social, and community service events both on campus and in the larger community.

California Nursing Student Association (CNSA)

The purpose of this organization is to increase professional awareness and growth of nursing students.

Cybersecurity Club

The Cybersecurity Club is open to all students who want to develop and foster their cybersecurity skills and knowledge that are desired by industry leaders. The purpose of the club is to provide students with technical resources in order to advance their computer security careers and inform the public of the best cybersecurity practices. The club will participate in and train for many events and competitions in which college students are put to the test against security vulnerabilities that they are likely to face within a corporate network infrastructure.

Entrepreneurship Club

Our purpose is to ensure that our members will grow business-like attributes that they will be able to turn their ideas into a reality. Entrepreneurship club also provides opportunities for future entrepreneurs to network and to expand on their profession through developing Business Plans, Oral Speaking, and working as a team.

Environmental Sustainability Association

The purpose of the Environmental Sustainability Association is to promote environmental change. Along with educating the public and taking action within our community, we strive to educate ourselves and apply what we teach to our own lives. The hope is to place the people of the club and those whom the club comes in contact with in a step towards a prosperous and healthful future.

EOPS/CARE/Guardian Scholars

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.

Folklorico Club

The Folklorico Club seeks to connect people to the Mexican tradition of folklorico dancing to help raise awareness of the culture and build new traditions for the Golden West College community.

Future Teachers of America

The purpose of this club is to provide students who are interested in becoming teachers at any level a place to network and share ideas with other professionals associated with the educational field. Some activities this club engages in are social networking events, educational field trips, and volunteering in our community.

GLASA (Gender Love Acceptance Sexuality Alliance)

The purpose of this club is to raise awareness of the rights of the LGBTQ community and to promote a safe environment for greater understanding of the LGBTQ community.

Golden Dreams

Golden Dreams is a club specifically for Undocumented students and allies who want to create a stronger Undocu presence on campus and make GWC a safe place/sanctuary for all. We focus on understanding our resources, learning about relevant topics, and promoting civic engagement in our communities.

History Club

We are a group of historical enthusiasts who engage in open talks in a Salon-style format. We also play historical games, travel to museums and re-enactments, and attend the Renaissance Fair. The club also provides access to monthly historical publications, degree/transfer information, and research/career opportunities to students interested in furthering their study in the field of History.

International Club

The mission of the International Club is to offer a welcoming community, support, and friendship among the international and domestic students at Golden West College through activities that promote understanding, awareness, mutual respect, and inclusion for different cultures and beliefs.

Martial Arts Club

The Martial Arts Club provides an area where all students are welcome to train a variety of martial arts. While training we hope to build camaraderie, self-confidence, and improve upon one’s personal fitness performance.

Math Club

To help fellow members and students learn about careers involving math, how to transfer to a university as a math major, and offer free math assistance to GWC students as well as the surrounding K-12 schools. While offering free math tutoring, we’d like to help educate middle and high school students on the importance of college and explain what they can do now to get there.

Mental Health Awareness Club

Our club will serve to raise mental health awareness by educating the campus community, promote and advocate for services and resources and to support fellow students to promote emotional wellness.

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.

Psi Beta/Psychology Club

To promote professional development and psychological literacy of all students at two-year colleges through promotion and recognition of excellence in scholarship, leadership, research, and community service.

Puente Club

As an extension of the Puente Program, the Club is a student-led organization open to all students at GWC. We promote purposeful friendships, community service and academic commitment to support a memorable college experience outside of class. In addition, the Puente Club seeks to foster and encourage cultural affirmation for our members.

Ratio Christi

Ratio Christi offers a rational defense of the Christian worldview and discusses other worldviews as well. We welcome Christians, skeptics, and those who are just curious. It is time to ask and answer some important questions.

Recursion Parkour Club

Our main goals are to teach the fundamentals of parkour, compete in the West Coast Parkour Championships, and provide a community for any students on campus that are interested in becoming or are already parkour athletes. Learning parkour can greatly improve one’s agility and stamina while also providing a fun and interesting means of exercise and body discipline. There will be scheduled days where we will travel to nearby parkour gyms to train and eventually compete in safe environments with professional parkour athletes.

Rugby Club

Established 2019 the Golden West Rugby Club is striving towards its goals of outreach and involvement with the GWC community and beyond about the sport of Rugby Football. Welcome to those of all experience levels and genders. Looking for members interested in taking leadership positions.

Satyr Club (Improv)

The purpose of this club is to bring students, and people together equally with the intent to make fun of everything and everyone, in a constructive environment. Using improvisation as one of our primary forms of comedy we can potentially bring students and individuals closer, and have a laugh at the world as well as ourselves.

Students Veterans Organization

The purpose of this club is to assist in Veterans’ transition from military to student life.

Surf Club

The purpose of the Surf Club is to bring students together to surf, bond over surfing, and to make friends who have surfing experience. Additionally, students who have no surf experience are welcome to join to learn how to surf.

Table Top RPG Club

To create an environment where anyone can come and join a group to play and learn various Tabletop Role Playing Games.

The Writers Bloc

The purpose of this club is to appreciate, understand, and develop the craft of writing. The club’s goal is to provide a student publication to recognize excellent creative expression.

Vietnamese Catholic Student Association (VCSA)

The purpose of this Association is to establish and develop leadership skills as well as to raise awareness of social responsibilities and charitable services to encourage students to be engaged and involved in the community and to live a catholic faith.

Video Game Development Club

The Video Game Development Club is an organization where students who are interested in the process of video game design and development can work together in a collaborative environment. Students will have the ability to work with their peers on video game projects as well as seek and provide assistance with anything related to the video game development process.

Vietnamese Student Association (VSA)

VSA provides a place to learn the Vietnamese culture, share the language and make friends along the way. This club supports the local Vietnamese community while also providing a place of security for those of Vietnamese descent. Aims to build unity and encourage leadership development among Vietnamese American students and students of other ethnic groups.