Associated Student Body (ASB)
The purpose of the Associated Student Body Student Council (ASB) is to
provide a formal organization through which the professional, academic, and
personal needs and interests of the students can be cooperatively
represented and met. The ASB is composed of representatives from each class
and elected officers. The ASB is funded through the Student Activity Fee
established by the University Administration. ASB funds student groups, the
student newspaper, The AXIS, and other on campus events such as the Quarter
BBQ Book sale, Bagels Week, and students participating in local organized
sporting events. ASB meetings are open to all students.
SACA is the student arm of the American Chiropractic Association (ACA). SACA
keeps chiropractic students aware of political and legislative issues going
on in the world of chiropractic. SACA also educates the public and public
officials about chiropractic and chiropractic students' concerns. The ACA
and SACA seek to influence and change public policy and awareness of
chiropractic through education. Our chapter of SACA hosts several speakers
and presentations on the UWS campus throughout the year to keep students
abreast of current and pending issues affecting the chiropractic profession.
For further details about the UWS chapter of SACA, please contact your SACA
The purpose of the yoga club is to provide weekly yoga classes on campus
that are open to students, faculty and staff of the University of Western
States. The yoga club brings in instructors from the community to provide
The University of Western States Veterans Group links veterans and their
family members from all branches of military service who have served during
times of peace and times of war. The Group strives to support veterans by
encouraging a broadening of their self image and by encouraging lifestyle
management principles that contribute to success with their academic,
community, spiritual, and emotional needs. Such success will lead them to
become contributing citizens recognized for their professional and civic
achievement. To achieve this mission, group members will subscribe to the
- Members will understand that a basic principle will be the clubs
provision of a safe place for its membership to form a unique camaraderie
with in which healing from service connected anxieties can begin.
- Group members and mentors will encourage all veterans to learn principles
of behavioral management that will result in a lifelong emotional and
- Will be encouraged to apply critical thinking skills so that they will
understand the relationship between change, stress and success.
-Mentors will teach and encourage conduct associated with student success
and academic achievement.
-Members will honor the fallen in order to give meaning to their services
-Group will develop a speakers bureau whose mission will entail informing
the University community about the aspects of military services and how such
service changes ones outlook on life.
-Members will support diversity as means to enhance the cultural and
intellectual needs of the University and its community.
-The group will practice benevolence through provision of scholarships or
other aware agreed upon support which can be offered children who survive a
parent lost in war.
An understanding of the foregoing principles and the premise of personal
accountability and its link with ones character, together with a focused
effort to establish goals, will comprise the foundation for a veteran’s
happiness and success in a changing and complex world.
Veterans group has been involved in coordinating events for Memorial Day and
Veterans Day, coordinating the campus community in collection of donations
for care packages to be sent to community members deployed overseas and in
bringing guest speakers to campus in an effort to educate the community on
services available to veterans and on other issues of importance to the
The Latter-Day Saint Student Association provides social and spiritual
education opportunities for UWS students and staff pertaining to the Church
of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. Off-campus activities encourage
family interaction for the entire campus.
The Canadian Chiropractic Club at the University of Western States is an
invaluable resource for new students while functioning as a medium of
communication and as a social group for students. For new or potential
students, the club members are available to answer questions that they may
have and aim to ease the transition of moving to the United States in the
first weeks when school starts by providing meet and greets with other
GLBT provides a safe and supportive environment for the underrepresented
sexual and gender communities at UWSL to promote acceptance, diversity and
visibility through education and community activities.
The group holds off campus gatherings as mainly social and supportive
events. These off campus gatherings offer a safe environment for those in
the group who do not feel comfortable being visible as part of the group on
campus. Depending on year and quarter, GLBT has had weekly on campus
UWS Soccer Club coordinates weekly soccer sessions on campus for group
members to play together, providing both an avenue to interact with upper
and lower quarter students and also a great opportunity for fitness, no
matter what your fitness or skill level maybe.
The club also puts together men’s, women’s, and co-ed indoor and/or outdoor
soccer teams that will represent the University of Western States. The club
will also support the Portland soccer community with organized group trips
to Portland Timbers Games as well as other soccer events in the Portland
Multi-Sport Triathlon Club
UWS Triathlon-Multi-sport Club promotes wellness among students and staff
while providing opportunities for outreach to the community, thus improving
the visibility of the University through athletic events, coaching sessions,
and friendly competition.
Western Applied Club
Western Applied provides opportunities for students at UWS to expand upon
ideas that are emphasized in school regarding complementary and alternative
medicine. Group discussions, lectures, and literature reviews will help
further the development of a student’s understanding of how the different
modalities used in alternative medicine compliment on another.