Umpqua Community College Clubs

Clubs create opportunities for students

Many clubs around campus are in want of students who are looking to enrich their UCC experience. 

Several of these clubs are in need of officers, and most are very easy to join.

Below is a list of UCC clubs as well as the adviser to contact and meeting times if available.

Art Club

Meets every Friday at 1 p.m. in the Whipple Fine Arts Center, room 22.

Adviser: Susan Rochester, 440-4692 or

Astra Club

Meets every Tuesday at noon in the Educational Skills Building, the Umpqua Room.

Adviser: Robin VanWinkle, 440-4651or

“The Astra club is a volunteer club that focuses on service and leadership. It is affiliated with the local Altrusa International Club of Roseburg. It is an opportunity to use your time and talents to serve and enrich the lives of others as well as a chance to work with local business, professional and civic leaders. Additionally, it is a chance to meet others, develop your leadership potential and build a resume,” says club adviser Robin Van Winkle.

Business and Entrepreneurship Club

Meets every other Wednesday at noon in Wayne Crooch, room 18.

Adviser: Bill Armstrong, 440-7854 or

The Entrepreneur Club promotes entrepreneurship in the community and gives students the opportunity to share business ideas as well as develop contacts among other students and Douglas County business leaders. The club received a $2500 grant to help start a business and is in the process of surveying students for ideas for a product the club plans to market in the spring term.

Campus Bible Study group

This club is currently inactive but students who are interested in re-activating this club can contact Student Life Director Marjan Coester at 440-7749 or

Computer Club

Meets every Friday at 11 a.m. and noon in the Technology Center, room 101.

Adviser: Dave Wofford, 440-4701 or

The Computer Club frequently hosts computer virus removal events in the campus center. Contact them for more information.

Debate Club

Meets every Friday at noon in Snyder Hall, room 18.

Adviser: Paula Usrey, 440-4647 or or on Facebook.

Engineering Club

Meets every other Friday at noon in Jackson Hall, room 15.  Adviser: Clay Baumgartner, 440-4683 or or on Facebook.

The club requires students to have at least a 2.0 grade point average, and while anyone may join, only members with engineering majors may vote. The club tries to solve problems and come up with innovating solutions to engineering problems.

The Gay, Straight Alliance

This club is currently inactive, but students who are interested in re-activating this club can contact Nancy Nowak, 440-4714 or

Phi Theta Kappa / Honor Society

Meets every Tuesday at 3 p.m. in the Educational Skills Building, the Umpqua Room.

Adviser:  Marjan Coester, 440-7749 or

This club is for students with a 3.5 grade-point average or higher. According to the Phi Theta Kappa website, the club strives to recognize and encourage scholarships among two-year college students. The group hosts multiple events every term.

Science Club

Adviser: Jason Aase, 440-4654 or


Meets in Lockwood Hall Contact the Advisor for meeting times.

Advisor: Kevin Mathweg, 440-4652 or

The SkillsUSA club here recommends that students be in one of the technical or career programs here at UCC but does not require it. According to the SkillsUSA handout that the club adviser Kevin Mathweg supplied, the group focuses on helping it members to become world-class workers and responsible citizens. The SkillsUSA group host over 80 competitions in the fields of Leadership development, Health occupations, occupationally related contest and Trade, industrial and technical contests.

Outdoor Club, Rocking Climbing Club & Softball Club

Adviser: Cheryl Yoder, 440-7729 or

These groups tend to be more active in the spring when the weather is better. The Rock-climbing club often climbs the Callahan Mountains as well as does a lot of work on an indoor rock wall. The outdoor club has many outdoor activities and consist mostly of outdoor recreation majors but is open to anyone to join.

World Languages Club: French

Adviser: Honora Ni Aodagain, 440-4643 or

World Languages Club: Spanish

Meets every Thursday at 2 p.m. in Snyder Hall, room 10.

Adviser: Nicholas Tratz, 440-4644 or

The World Languages Club meets to discuss issues and events happening in the Spanish community.

For students interested in starting a new clubs, the process is really not all that difficult. “All a student has to do is gather 30 signatures from other students, get an adviser for the club and then later turn in a constitution and bylaws for the club to us, and we are really good about helping them out,” says ASUCC Student Body President Brenna Martin.

Any student wanting to start a UCC club should contact the Student Life Director, Marjan Coester, 440-7749 or

Although technically the campus student newspaper, The Mainstream, is not a club, openings are available for writers, videographers and graphic designers. Students are encouraged to contact staff in Snyder Hall, room 11, at 440-4687 or by  email at or visit their webpage at or like us on Facebook

The student newspaper is a professional publication which provides students with valid work experience and opportunities to build a portfolio.

The Mainstream is a student publication of Umpqua Community College.