Student Clubs & Organizations
Club Forms & Documents
Our next wave of Student Leadership programs should be launching mid-March
Inter-Club Council (ICC)
Associated Students of Golden West College (ASGWC)
Campus Life Team
Explore all of our Student Clubs & Organizations each semester at the Club Expo or anytime on the GWC app!
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 below.
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 Jenna Hirao, ASGWC Vice President of Club Affairs.
CLUBS at GWC
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 $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.
Advisors: Valerie Venegas, Jan Davis
Meetings: Thursdays at 1pm in Rec Ed 100
California Nursing Student Association (CNSA) – The purpose of this organization is to foster nursing education, facilitate early unity among our future colleagues in nursing, and to optimize the nursing student’s exposure to the numerous specialties and pathways in the ever-changing field of nursing.
Advisor: Deborah Goldstick
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.
Advisors: Stephanie Bridges, Diep Pham, Julie Powers, Michelle Neal
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.
Advisor: Bud Benneman
Meetings: Tuesdays at 4:30pm in the Native Gardens
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: Evangelina Rosales, Julie Powers,
Meetings: Thursdays at 4pm in Cosmetology 108
Cosplay Club – The purpose of this club is to provide a safe environment and foster the Cosplay sub-culture. Students will participate in local events to promote both the campus and the club.
Advisor: Deborah Birnie
Meetings: Tuesdays at 4pm in Health Science 113
Entrepreneurship Club – The GWC Student Entrepreneurship Club will enable students to discuss, network, and explore aspects of starting and managing a business. Club activities will include leading or participating in entrepreneurship activities on campus, meeting with community entrepreneurs and small business resources/advisors, and take entrepreneurship education field trips.
Advisor: Bern Baumgartner
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.
Advisor: Bud Benneman
EOPS/CARE/Guardian Scholars 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, Lorena Perez
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.
Advisor: Bridget Gergens
Gay Lesbian Alternative Straight Alliance (GLASA) – 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 theLGBTQ community.
Advisors: Lindsay McNutt, Christina Oja
Meetings: Thursdays at 4:30pm in Humanities 107
History Club – This club provides a forum for History majors and buffs to share their appreciation and understanding of the human past and debate its implications for the present. Club members organize to attend museum exhibits, historical reenactments, trivia games, Renaissance fairs, and other fun activities. 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.
Advisor: Sunshine McClain
Meetings: Thursdays at 2:30pm in Administration 209
International Club – The purpose of this club is to provide an established organization in conjunction with the International Student 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.
Advisors: Nicole Diamond, Veronica Soto
Meetings: Every other Monday starting September 11th at 1:30pm in the Student Services Annex 154
Internet Radio & TV Club – G-DUB Internet Radio and Television Club provide students with the opportunity to receive hands on training in producing Internet radio and television programs. Club members serve as DJ’s, sports play by play and color announcers and audio engineers. G-Dub Internet Radio is a 24 hour, 7 day a week automated streaming web based radio station. G-DUB Radio streams from www.gdubradio.com. Members of the Internet Radio and Television club receive hands on training in all phases of planning and producing Internet radio and television programs. It’s not just internet radio…. It’s G-DUB Internet Radio!
Advisor: Warren Carter
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: Abraham Tarango
N.E.R.D. (Nitor Edoceo Reapse Discipulus) Club – This is an association for science students.
Advisors: Travis Vail, Bud Benneman, Annamaria Crescimanno
Meetings: Wednesdays at 2:30pm in the STEM Center, Math Science Building 114
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.
Advisor: Farzane Farazdaghi
PUENTE Club – The purpose of this club is to provide academic support, social activities, and community service opportunities to all students.
Advisors: Veronica Ornelas, Jessica Patapoff
Meetings: Every other Mondays starting September 11th at 12:30pm in Humanities 107
Student Veterans Organization – The purpose of this club is to assist in Veterans’ transition from military to student life.
Advisor: Michael Carrizo
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.
Advisor: Mifanwy Kaiser
Vietnamese Catholic Student Association – 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.
Advisor: Julie Nguyen
Meetings: Fridays at 12:30pm in Humanities 206