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Participation in activities or departmental clubs, honorariums and service organizations is a vital part of your life as a student at Skagit Valley College. Take a minute to read through the many ways you can be involved while at SVC.
All clubs and organizations are chartered by the ASSVC. The following is a list of all the active clubs and organizations and their faculty advisers. If you are interested in becoming involved in a club or organization, contact either the Student Life office or the club adviser directly.
Allied Health Club The Allied Health Club’s mission is to provide inspiration, support, friendship, and additional learning opportunities for Allied Health students at Skagit Valley College. The club provides networking opportunities, fosters relationships between faculty and students as well as supporting fund raising efforts targeted toward vulnerable populations. For more information please contact Carolyn Dorothy at Carolyn.Dorothy@skagit.edu.
The purpose of the Badminton Club is to provide a playground for students with an interest in playing badminton or want to experience a new active sport. The club activities will help members acquire basic knowledge and skills in badminton, or even improve their professional skills. For more information contact Neta Cahill at Neta.Cahill@skagit.edu.
The C.H.E.F. Club (Culinary Hospitality Education Foundation) works to encourage, promote, and facilitate activities for students in the Culinary Arts and Hospitality Management Program (CAHM), and to provide academic support to students. Contact Dani Cox at (360) 416-7721 or email: Dani.Cox@skagit.edu.
The Calling All Colors Club is open to ALL students, and provides an environment of inclusion that encourages members to become successful leaders. By valuing our differences, we build upon our individual, team and club strengths, and that makes all the difference in the world. Modeled after the Native American Way of Council, the club has one overall chair and the members alternate in positions of responsibility as committee chairs, thereby promoting leadership skill building. The club’s goals are to create a sense of belonging and to develop unity through diversity. This is done via community service, fund raising, social activity planning, community event programming and attending conferences throughout the Northwest. Contact Yadira Rosales at (360) 416-7838 or email her at Yadira.Rosales@skagit.edu.
CCF is a ministry centered on encouraging students to grow in their relationship with God and reaching out to the campus and community. Whether a Christian or someone just looking for a place to connect, everyone is more than welcome. Our main gathering is the Tuesday chapel every week as well as Thursday Night Grub. For more information, contact advisor Abel Gage at (360) 416-7894 or email him at Abel.Gage@skagit.edu. You can also visit our Facebook page.
Club Radio works with SVC’s three full power radio stations, KSVR-91.7 FM, KSVU-90.1 FM and KSJU-90.9FM. The stations broadcast a variety of music and talk programs to a large part of the educational district. KSVR presents programs in Spanish and English. The radio stations present artistic and informational messages that further the mission of the College and provide information for the community and serve as a voice for the student body. The stations’ operations are funded by a combination of student fee revenue, grant funding, and local donations. KSVR and KSVU offer volunteer and paid staff positions to students that correspond to their interests and abilities. Club Radio is always looking for students who are interested in being on the air, creating short video pieces, collaborating to produce campus and community events, and in radio station management. To join, call Rip Robbins at (360) 416-7711 or email him at Rip.Robbins@skagit.edu.
The Community Integration Project (CIP) club supports justice-involved students. The CIP works with students transitioning from jail or prison and enrolling at SVC. The club wishes to engage students in a welcoming environment and also provide an opportunity for non-justice involved students to get involved with this group on campus. We bring speakers to campus to our club meetings discussing justice related topics. Last year we had speakers from the Post Prison Education Program, the ACLU, and the Skagit County Clerk’s office. Come join us, everyone is welcome! For more information email Aaron Kirk at Aaron.Kirk@skagit.edu.
The Criminal Justice Club promotes higher student learning by means of hands-on exercises in combination with lectures outside of class, field trips, guest speakers, community service opportunities and other means of extra-curricular education. This organization strives to serve local communities through volunteerism and community engagement. Students from all academic majors are welcome to attend club meetings and activities. Contact Terry Edwards at (360) 416-7720 or email: Terry.Edwards@skagit.edu.
The purpose of this club is to create a safe community of support for DREAMers students at Skagit Valley College. All students who would like to learn more about DREAMers, DREAMers rights, and on ways to support DREAMers, can join. Club meeting will be a safe place to discuss hard topics of dreamers, and/or students of immigrant/undocumented families. The club will help build support for undocumented students and build confidence. The club will also provide guidance and information. Contact Veronica Perez at Veronica.Perez@skagit.edu.
The purposes of the Environmental Conservation Club are to (1) provide a support base for students to gather and share their common interests in the environmental conservation field, (2) provide an opportunity for students to meet and interact with education, research, and environmental agencies, and (3) to help improve their skills, knowledge and opportunities for job networking and employment in the field of environmental conservation and monitoring. As a club we participate in volunteer opportunities toward a sustainable campus and community, we are involved in community restoration projects, and we work to educate local high schools during our annual Youth Earth Summit. For more information, email Claus.Svendsen@skagit.edu.
The Fencing Club is a group of students looking to learn a new skill, meet new people and potentially compete in some fencing tournaments. For more information contact Damond Morris at Damond.Morris@skagit.edu.
Human Services Club The purposes of this organization are to provide: (1) opportunities for social interaction for human service students, (2) venues to undertake SVC and community social service projects, (3) opportunities for professional education, (4) support for fellow students through sharing common interests in the human service field, and (5) opportunities for students to interact and network with human service agency personnel. Contact Claudia Avendano at Claudia.Avendano-Ibarro@skagit.edu.
International Travel Club The purpose of this organization is to promote and educate students about studying abroad. It is also used to inform, help, and encourage students to take this next step in their lives. This club helps identify sources of funding for international travel and also explores travel possibilities for all students. While doing this, we will take the opportunity to learn about other cultures. For more information please contact Andrew Santos at Andrew.firstname.lastname@example.org. For students attending classes on the Whidbey Island Campus, please contact Katelynn Orellana at Katelynn.Orellana@skagit.edu.
Maestros Para el Pueblo is an organization of students interested in promoting Latino student success in a career in education field. Maestros provides community teaching experiences. It offers workshops that prepares you for your transition to Western Washington University, and offers scholarship opportunities for those who are eligible. For more information email Daisy.Padilla@skagit.edu.
To promote the Manufacturing Technology Program for Skagit Valley College students and to the employers of the Pacific Northwest; for recognition of vocational learning and educational experience. To apply or create skills of leadership, teamwork, and problem solving among members: apply Manufacturing Innovation and Technology and promote knowledge in a community or work environment. For more information contact Bruce Poole at Bruce.Poole@skagit.edu
The Native American Student Alliance is dedicated to providing culturally enriching activities and fostering an inclusive and positive campus environment for our Native American/Alaskan Native/Indigenous. NASA supports the academic and personal success of students by incorporating culture into educational space while emphasizing the preservation and promotion of traditional knowledge and culture. Allies welcome and encouraged to attend and participate. For more information contact Alana Quigley at (360) 416-7938 or email her at Alana.Quigley@skagit.edu.
Outdoor Club The SVC Out door Club mission is to get student outside to enjoy the beautiful outdoor resources that surround us. Also out club is involved in helping to facilitate sustainability projects on out campus. We work directly with the SVC Sustainability Committee. For more information please contact Sean Howard at Sean.Howard@skagit.edu or Cliff Palmer at Cliff.Palmer@skagit.edu.
Phi Theta Kappa The purposes of Phi Theta Kappa are the promotion of scholarship, the development of leadership, and the cultivation of fellowship and service among qualified students of Skagit Valley College. This Honor Society was founded in 1910 and is open to all community college students with an honorable GPA. Over 37 million dollars in transfer scholarships are available each year to members. Chapters may have weekly meetings (contact the appropriate advisor for dates and times) and participate in numerous activities both on and off campus. For more information visit www.ptk.org. To better serve students, there are two PTK chapters serving SVC: Theta Upsilon chapter at the Mount Vernon campus and Alpha Omircon Sigma at the Whidbey Island Campus. On the Mount Vernon Campus, contact John Ogden at (360) 416-7686 or email John.Ogden@skagit.edu or Kurt Dunbar at Kurt.Dunbar@skagit.edu. You can also contact Alana Quigley at Alan.Quigley@skagit.edu.
Rainbow Alliance The organization exists to 1) promote the welfare of the LGBTQ students, faculty, and staff at Skagit Valley College and of the LGBTQ community at large, 2) provide information and education for the campus community, as well as the larger community, 3) provide support, counseling and referral, particularly for lesbian, bisexual, gay and trans students, and 4) engage in political action, lobbying, and social reform. Students do not have to be LBGT in order to attend. The club welcomes allies! Contact Farhana Loonat at Farhana.Loonat@skagit.edu.
The primary function of the Skagit Valley College Science Club is to educate the community about the importance, applications, and types of science. As a club, we work to foster a passion for science and encourage science education in the community. By bringing together people with an interest in science, the club performs community outreach and hosts educational events. The Science Club also serves to support our student body by encouraging STEM majors, providing science education during club events on campus and planning trips to universities to help grow our understanding of science. Follow us on Facebook or contact Dr. Roxanne Smith at Roxanne.Smith@skagit.edu for more information.
Skagit Women’s Issues Club is dedicated to the support and empowerment of women at Skagit Valley College, the community and beyond. This includes discussions of Women’s issues and opportunities for education, advocacy and activism. For more information, contact Lisa Forsythe (360) 416-7958 or email her at Lisa.Forsythe@skagit.edu
The Social Justice Club exists to inspire local change by thinking critically and taking action through volunteer opportunities and getting involved in local and non-local politics. This club is a safe place for all opinions and is not politically aligned. For more information, contact Farhana Loonat at Farhana.Loonat@skagit.edu.
The Student Nurse Club is an association that helps to project the image of the nurse, in the community at large and within the college, in the participation of health promotion activities. The club also provides opportunities for leadership and education beyond the classroom. Contact Cynthia Scaringe at (360) 416-7790 or email Cynthia.Scaringe@skagit.edu. The Skagit Valley College Student Nurss Club, Whidbey Island Campus (SVC SNC WIC) empowers future nurses through educational experiences, community service opportunities, building relationships among peers, and encouraging professionalism among students preparing for their nursing careers. Information available in the nursing office or contact Judy Moore, advisor, 360-678-5271 or email Judy.Moore@skagit.edu.
Veterans Club – “Club Vet” is the club that focuses on the needs of Veteran’s as they re-enter school and the workforce (including connecting them to services and benefits). This club sponsors fun and helpful activities and is open to everyone (Veterans, relatives of a veteran, and non-veterans) who wants to get things accomplished and have a lot of fun. For more information; contact James Jolly James.Jolly@skagit.edu.
Our purposes are to 1) promote the Welding Technical Program to Skagit Valley College students, 2) encourage the recognition of vocational learning and educational experience, 3) create skills of leadership, teamwork, and problem solving among members, 4) apply welding skills and promote knowledge in a community or work environment. For more information, call Mary Kuebelbeck at (360) 416-6743 or email her at Mary.Kuebelbeck@skagit.edu.
The purpose of the Writers Guild Club is to read and critique each other’s work, as well as to attend writing conventions, reading, workshops, etc. within the community, and to provide an opportunity for each member to grow as a writer and reader. For more information, contact Ted O’Connell at Ted.Oconnell@skagit.edu.
The Young Democrats of Skagit Valley College are dedicated to making the voices of young people heard at every level of government. As a national organization with hundreds of chapters, YDSVC has the connections and resources to get young people into jobs they enjoy while making the world a better place. While we are affiliated with the DNC, we are in no way bound by their platform, and really represent the interests of the youth here in Skagit. As such, we encourage all left-leaning young people to come on by and make a difference in their own communities for the better..