Get Involved

Student clubs are a great way to get to know your classmates, get involved on campus and above all else, have fun!

Wondering when a particular club is meeting? View the events calendar to find club meeting times. For new student club applications or club updates to leadership, please fill out this form. Contact student services for information about a specific club.

CURRENT STUDENT CLUBS AT UWS

Associated Student Body (ASB)

The purpose of the Associated Student Body (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 quarterly social, bagels week and students participating in local organized sporting events. ASB meetings are open to all students.

ASB DUTIES
President

1. To preside at ASB meetings.
2. To ensure the implementation of programs and policies adopted by the ASB.
3. To represent the Student Body to the Institution Administration, the Board of Trustees, the professional community and the general public.
4. To work with the student services department as the primary ASB liaison.
5. To meet with Student Services or other designated UWS administrator on a scheduled and regular basis, and as needed.

Vice President
1. To perform the duties of the president in his/her absence.
2. To coordinate student representation on institution administrative committees in adherence with Administrative Policy.
3. To solicit specific proposals and ideas for the improvement of the institution from ASB membership.

Treasurer
1. To develop and implement an annual budget for all ASB activities, subject to the approval of the ASB Council, for submission to the UWS administration.
2. To present a financial summary to the ASB at the end of each term.
3. To review all requests for funds presented to the ASB and to give recommendations to the Council as to their fiscal feasibility.
4. To coordinate and maintain records of all financial activities of the ASB according to accepted financial procedures, and to make available for audit all records pertaining to ASB finances upon request of the ASB, Student Services or the University administration.
5. To maintain the club fundraising calendar.

Secretary
1. To be responsible for developing and maintaining a communications network for the Student Body.
2. To ensure that a written record is kept of all ASB meetings, including a record of attendance. This record shall be posted on the Student Services Board in the Administration building, or other suitable location as determined by Student Services.
3. To be familiar with Robert’s Rules of Order and available for consultation on procedural matters in ASB Council meetings.

Canadian Club

The Canadian Chiropractic Club at UWS is an invaluable resource for new students while functioning as a medium of communication and as a social group for students from Canada. For new or potential students, the club members are available to answer questions and club members aim to ease the transition of moving to the United States in the first weeks of school by providing meet and greets with other Canadian students.

SABCA

In spring 2018, six UWS students founded the first-ever Pacific Northwest chapter of the Student American Black Chiropractic Association (SABCA).

By becoming a recognized chapter, UWS students become eligible to apply for and receive ABCA scholarships and can recommend that ABCA conferences be held in the region. The establishment of the official UWS SABCA chapter will also assist UWS when applying for grants supporting diversity initiatives or relating to health care outreach in underserved populations.

According to the ABCA, many African Americans who would benefit from chiropractic care are unfamiliar with its benefits. Chiropractic colleges struggle to attract minority students into their programs, resulting in a significantly low number of African American chiropractic physicians out in the field. Ultimately, communities of color remain under-served by the benefit of chiropractic care. In accordance with the UWS motto, “For the good of the patient,” this must change, and UWS SABCA is leading the change.

SACA

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.  Find out more about SACA and how to get involved here.

SAIM

The Student Alliance for Integrative Medicine (SAIM) is a student-organized group in Portland, Oregon comprised of health care students from OCIM (Oregon Collaborative for Integrative Medicine) member institutions including Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU), University of Western States (UWS), Oregon College of Oriental Medicine (OCOM), NationalCollege of Natural Medicine (NUNM), and Pacific University (PU). SAIM’s mission is to foster collaboration among students of the aforementioned institutions in order to deepen awareness of the contributions of all medical and complementary health care systems for the purpose of promoting health and optimizing patient care.

Each OCIM member institution has a local chapter of students involved in an integrative medicine club or interest group. Those local chapters come together to form the Student Alliance for Integrative Medicine. SAIM collaborates on educational events, social gatherings and an annual integrative medicine day.

SAIM

Soccer Club

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.

Yoga Club

The yoga club provides weekly yoga classes on campus that are open to students, faculty and staff of UWS. The yoga club brings in instructors from the community to provide instruction.

These groups vary from year to year depending on student involvement.