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Registered Clubs and Organizations

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Accounting Students Association

To provide information and opportunities to students who are interested in pursuing a career in accounting or another business-related area.
Contact:lewish1@sou.edu

Alpha Kappa Psi

Alpha Kappa Psi is recognized as the premier developer of principled business leaders. We focus on five core values of brotherhood, unity, service, integrity, & knowledge.
Contact:myera@sou.edu

Ballroom Club

Ballroom Club is a place for students and community members to learn, share, and practice dance skills in different types of ballroom including Latin, Smooth, and Swing.
Contact:dewitts@sou.edu

Baseball

to have a competitive baseball team at SOU
Contact:littmans@sou.edu

Black Student Union

The Black Student Union (BSU) is an all-inclusive group that provides an intellectual, cultural, and social environment for students as well as the community. The BSU strives for academic excellence, encourages a positive image of all students, and promotes cultural awareness among its members and community.
Contact:porterk1@sou.edu

Bowling

Opportunity for students to unwind, relax, and meet new people by participating in a casual and non-competitive game or two of bowling at the local bowling alley.
Contact:paquinr@sou.edu

CEC Cohort

Special education cohort for 2013-2014. Gaining a masters degree in the field of education with a focus in special education
Contact:reedk@sou.edu

Civic Engagement Club

We hang out with awesome people who are just trying to make a difference in the place we live. We volunteer throughout the Rogue Valley; connecting students to resources and people that they might not otherwise encounter.
Contact:ziemerm@sou.edu

Climbing Club

The Climbing Club aims to give students opportunities to further their own climbing practices and to build the local climbing community by organizing groups and trips to destination climbing areas.
Contact:granadosn@sou.edu

Cosplay Club

To increase awareness of cosplay, to harbor a friendly environment for cosplayers to discuss their hobby, to learn about and explore different materials, techniques, skills, etc., to then apply to cosplay.
Contact:csegotta@gmail.com

Criminology Club

The Criminology Club strives to provide criminology students career opportunities as well as inform them with up-to-date information in criminal justice. The SOU Crim Club builds relationships between students, professionals, Southern Oregon University, the community, and criminal justice agencies. We have also added a Facebook Crim Club site for more interaction at: The Crim Club Facebook Page.
Contact:ayersL@sou.edu

Dulcet

Dulcet's mission is to make and perform Great music, participate and promote SOU and the value of music, and have a good time.
Contact:dulcetbusiness@gmail.com

Environmental Education Club

We want this club to give us an opportunity, outside of our classes, to educate others about the environment and allow for people outside of our program to get involved in environmental education.
Contact:kleinhenp@sou.edu

French Club (Le Cercle Francophone)

As Southern Oregon University continues to expand and grow the French students faculty would like to ensure that French Language and Culture classes and activities exist and continue to diversify the campus for students to come.
Contact:kernse@sou.edu

Gender Sexuality Union

The GSU is a student union which provides activism and education to end prejudice, discrimination, violence, and oppression based on gender, sexuality, or identity, both on campus and throughout the state.
Contact:dayr@students.sou.edu

Hiking and Backpacking

The Hiking and Backpacking club is dedicated to giving students opportunities to get out on hikes and overnight trips in a group environment and supporting the spirit of spontaneous and planned adventure at SOU.
Contact:timzenc@sou.edu

Historical Arts Club

The Historical Arts Club, also called the Medieval arts club is intent on bringing Historical arts to students at SOU. This includes the arts of the period from Heraldry, Music, as well as the mixtures of science and art, such as armoring, weapon smithing, and the historical combat arts.
Contact:campbelj4@sou.edu

Ho'opa'a Hawaii Club

Our mission or purpose of Hoopaa Hawaii club is to support students from Hawaii and also to educate others about the Native Hawaiian culture. Our main event that Hoopaa Hawaii club is responsible for each year on campus is the annual luau which club members prepare for all year.
Contact:kimizukak@sou.edu

Hospitality & Tourism Club

To provide students with an opportunity to engage and learn more about the hospitality and tourism field
Contact:recinose@sou.edu

Impact Campus Ministry

We talk about the bible, make friends, and have fun!
Contact:leonisr@sou.edu

International Students Association

Help the new international students to explore the life in the beautiful valley, and share the cultures with all the students.
Contact:Aldreesa@sou.edu

Kayaking Club

To enjoy students shared love for kayaking. Kayaking club is for students who want to meet people with their shared love for kayaking. This clubs purpose is to plan trips both whitewater kayaking and sea kayaking alike where students can just sign up and go on trips without having to deal with the logistics.
Contact:renardl@sou.edu

Latino Student Union

The Latino Student Union Mission: Our mission is to support Latino culture on campus and together build a welcoming environment where we can discuss our similarities, differences, goals, and especially educate students about our cultures. We are dedicated hosting events that will inspire our community and motivate students about the importance of higher education.
Contact:garciam1@sou.edu

Lutheran Student Association

The LSA's purpose is to provide a warm and welcoming place for anyone interested in discussing the Bible and the Christian faith. We are passionate students who are interested in not only strengthening our faith, but also expressing that faith by helping others in our community. None are turned away, just be willing to take part in a faith-based conversation.
Contact:barbierr@sou.edu

Magic, the Gathering Club

The Magic, the Gathering Club's mission is to provide a central organizational body for the many Magic players living on and off campus. In addition to putting together meetings to play and trade, this club plans to encourage the involvement of additional people in the game of Magic by using club funding to help novice players add cards to their collections.
Contact:waferd@sou.edu

National Association for Music Education NAfME

NAfME focuses on community outreach, teaching students how to be professional music educators, and learning pedagogical skills throughout the school-year.
Contact:deshazert@sou.edu

National Society of Collegiate Scholars

The National Society of Collegiate Scholars is an honors organization that recognizes and elevates high achievers. NSCS members are deeply committed to the three pillars of scholarship, leadership, and service and as a result, impact their campus and local communities every day.
Contact:yannalfo@nscs.org

Native American Student Union

NASU is responsible for annual events such as the Fall Gathering and Spring Powwow. The primary purpose of this club is a support for the Native students. We try to do as much outreach work with the community on and off campus. We try to bring attention and educate the campus about different issues in Indian country, both historical and current.
Contact:trippf@sou.edu

Nursing Students Without Borders

To provide community outreach to populations at need while giving nursing students the opportunity to practice their skills and critical thinking.
Contact:Dempsey@ohsu.edu

Omicron Delta Kappa - SOU Circle

First, to recognize those who have attained a high standard of efficiency in collegiate activities and to inspire others to strive for conspicuous attainments along similar lines; Second, to bring together the most representative students in all phases of collegiate life and thus to create an organization which will help to mold the sentiment of the institution on questions of local and intercollegiate interest; Third, to bring together members of the faculty and student body of the institution, as well as other Omicron Delta Kappa members, on a basis of mutual interest, understanding, and helpfulness.
Contact:odksoucircle@sou.edu

OSPIRG

Student directed non-profit working on campaigns locally and within the greater community. Training students to become effective leaders and activists with internship opportunities and classes on public speaking, working with the media and building coalitions.
Contact:cheryl@ospirgstudents.org

Physics and Engineering Club

To improve visibility and outreach for physics and engineering students, to coordinate cooperative efforts between students of the sciences, and help make physics and the sciences more accessible to the non-science students on campus.
Contact:isbellr@sou.edu

Pre-Healthcare Society

We provide information and assistance for those interested in all forms of healthcare. Including speakers, test prep, and volunteer information/community service.
Contact:checkw@sou.edu

PSI CHI and Psych Club

The mission of Psi Chi is to produce a well-educated, ethical, and socially responsible students committed to contributing to the science and profession of psychology and to society as a whole.
Contact:petrovics@sou.edu

Raider Radio

To allow those interested in radio performance and it's technical aspects to practice their craft.
Contact:Pruynk@gmail.com

Ranger Challenge Club

RCC compliments ROTC, but focuses solely on the physical aspect of the service. RCC pushes one to the limits and is not for the faint of heart, however it comes with great reward of accomplishment. RCC focuses on several exercises such as swimming, lifting, running, and rucking all to train for the final annual event: The Iron Owl. A competition to find the best of the best testing physical/mental strength, shooting, problem solving, and so much more. In addition to the physical rewards, if SOU's team wins those participating on the team will also receive choice of a trip to Hawaii or a [apps/studentlife/clubs.php],000 cash prize.
Contact:castnert@sou.edu

Rogue Riders

The Rogue Riders aims to offer the mountain bikers of SOU a group to ride with and progress their skills while building the local mountain biking community.
Contact:granadosn@sou.edu

ROTC

To have a military presence on campus and ultimately commission students as officers in the U.S Army. However, we understand that the military isn't for everyone and we offer classes to give people a feel for what we do without signing up for the military.
Contact:gizzid@sou.edu

Saving Innocence

This club will be a chapter of the non-profit group Saving Innocence. Saving Innocence's mission statement is: To rescue and restore child victims of sex trafficking through strategic partnerships with local law enforcement, social service providers, and schools, while mobilizing communities to prevent abuse and increase neighborhood safety. This group works towards these three main clauses: Prevent: Training and educating professionals to recognize and respond to cases of commercial sexual exploitation in todays at-risk youth Rescue: Partnering with local law enforcement to provide crisis response, rescue services, and immediate aftercare to child victims of domestic minor sex trafficking Restore: Providing long-term advocacy, case management, and mentoring relationships to survivors of exploitation by promoting worth and restoring innocence The first step "prevent" is the main clause that the university will be focussing on. Education and awareness will be the two biggest goals.
Contact:MustafaH@sou.edu

Scuba

The Scuba club aims to further the diving experience of students by offering opportunities to go dive in new and exciting locations.
Contact:granadosn@sou.edu

Secular Student Alliance

The mission of the Secular Student Alliance is to organize, unite, educate, and serve students and student communities that promote the ideals of scientific and critical inquiry, democracy, secularism, and human-based ethics. We envision a future in which nontheistic students are respected voices in public discourse and vital partners in the secular movement's charge against irrationality and dogma. The Secular Student Alliance is a 501(c)(3) educational nonprofit. We work to organize and empower nonreligious students around the country. Our primary goal is to foster successful grassroots campus groups which provide a welcoming community for secular students to discuss their views and promote their secular values. http://www.secularstudents.org/
Contact:fishera1@sou.edu

Ski and Snowboard Club

Our mission is to bring a responsibly minded, environmentally appreciative, college age group of individuals out to enjoy the beauty of the outdoor world in the Pacific Northwest. Of course, we will focus on snow-bound activities in said outdoor world.
Contact:allairej@sou.edu

SOMA

We are an SOU club whose primary purposes are establishing and strengthening our relationship with Christ and reaching out to our community.
Contact:bryanth@sou.edu

SOU Beekeeping Club

The mission of the Beekeeping Club is to serve as an educational hub for students and community members to learn and teach about the trade and principles of keeping bees, and to support the protection, conservation, and restoration of natural systems upon which our pollinators and our welfare ultimately depends on.
Contact:hawkinst@sou.edu

SOU Biology Club

The SOU Biology Club consists of a group of students who are similarly interested in the natural world and wish to share those interests with each other an others in and outside of SOU grounds.
Contact:soubiologyclub@gmail.com

SOU Business Club

To provide students with the opportunity to learn about how local businesses are run and conducted. Also, to have the opportunity to contribute to a worthy charity while learning leadership skills as well as expanding their knowledge on money, time, and planning management.
Contact:claassena@sou.edu

SOU Chemistry Club

To enhance undergraduate education and socialization for all students of SOU. Students are not required to be a Chemistry/Science major. Club activities include Civic Engagement with the Ashland community at the Science Works Museum for Kid's and Chemistry. Additional activities include out-of-town travel that is generally science and/or multi-club related.
Contact:geigermn@icloud.com

SOU FAD (Film and Digital) Photography

We are a group of photography-loving students that organize to learn more about photography, develop our skills, and have fun doing so. The purpose of this club is for students to meet new people and explore the exciting world of photography through DIY (do-it yourself) projects and photo-shoots.
Contact:ervinee@sou.edu

SOU Football Club (formerly Soccer)

The purposes of this organization shall be to promote the sport of soccer and its values, be active within the community, and keep the name of the institution, Southern Oregon University, in high standards.
Contact:bautistaa@sou.edu

SOU Jiu-Jistu/Grappling Club

to provide a safe, fun environment for men and women SOU students to learn basic but important self defense techniques. Also I want to provide a space for students who want to actively compete in grappling tournaments to train and practice with each other.
Contact:shorte@sou.edu

SOU Law CLub

Southern Oregon Law club is a place for minds to meet and discuss politics, court cases, and law school admissions. We want to provide students with all the answers before sending them off to law school.
Contact:daniela.m.crowder@gmail.com

SOU Math Club

Our mission is to bring together math majors, math minors, and any students with an interest in mathematics. We hope to offer a place where students can talk about math in a non-formal setting and participate in math-relate events and activities.
Contact:kloorj@sou.edu

SOU Media Movement

Purpose of the club is to integrate students of different disciplines all relating to media. We are providing students opportunities to branch out and meet other students in their same field and outside. As well as to allow students collaborate on projects that add to portfolios.
Contact:soumediamovement@gmail.com

SOU Music Business

To promote awareness of the Music-Business major at SOU (and its current position under the retrenchment plan). To produce and promote music shows both on and off of the SOU campus for the purpose of student experience as well as entertainment.
Contact:trevor.sellman@gmail.com

SOU Percussion Club

Our mission as SOU Percussion Club is to play an active role in University life by doing performances of our works public and abroad, hosting open-campus drum circles and other functions, and teaching the University the ways of our Percussive Arts.
Contact:cdograils@gmail.com

SOU Tango Club

The mission of SOU's tango club is to introduce students to the wonders and community building effects of Argentine tango and provide a space in which to learn and practice dancing.
Contact:linds@sou.edu

SOU United Nations Club

The purpose of the UN Club of Southern Oregon University is to educate students and the wider community on the pressing international and human rights issues of our time.
Contact:thorndikt@sou.edu

soUsign

soUsign aims to promote the use of ASL across SOU's campus, aid in the tutoring of ASL classes, and create a healthy signing community.
Contact:sousign@gmail.com

Southern Oregon Fine Arts Students

To build community within and for visual arts students. We produce guerilla gallery spaces, read current events articles, do public art on campus. We give students the opportunity to exhibit work outside of a gallery as well as build a network of artists to support each other with our private and collaborative artwork. SOFAS hosts events such as Home Movie Day, Janky Art Show and most recognizably, the Annual Student Art Show.
Contact:redmonde@sou.edu

Southern Oregon Rugby Club

Play rugby
Contact:hillr@sou.edu

Southern Oregon University College Republicans

The mission of SOU College Republicans is to reach out to the student body as a whole and encourage engagement in the Political process. Students will be exposed the ideas of republicanism as well having input on the future direction of the party.
Contact:bloomd@sou.edu

Southern Oregon University Men's Lacrosse

We are a team. We win together and we lose together. Blue-collar mentality, always looking forward to the next play. We are family.
Contact:taylors2@sou.edu

Southern Oregon University Paranormal

SOU Paranormal is dedicated to the scientific examination of paranormal activity, theories, and evidence to either confirm or deny the existence of the afterlife, para zoological entities, and/or para psychological phenomenon. We are also a support group for those who have experienced the paranormal.
Contact:cookda@sou.edu

Speech and Debate Club

The Speech and Debate club aims to get students interested and participating in argumentation and speaking events. Speech and debate helps build confidence, character, logic skills and knowledge of current events.
Contact:hannah.vanbrunt@gmail.com

Standing Against Violence for Everyone (S.A.V.E.)

Our mission is to increase awareness of the victimization of men, women, and children and to highlight certain victim services in Jackson County as well as provide other social and informational opportunities. Priorities will include promoting justice and ensuring a voice for the survivors of violence. Our goals consist of empowering others and helping survivors of violence find resources and support from their community and colleagues.
Contact:millerh@sou.edu

Student Community Club

The purpose of this club is to bring students together as a community and help one another out, get involved with school activities, or even getting involved in the town of Ashland. Students involvement in the school and community, benefits the students to become more well rounded, and also the community really appreciates college students help.
Contact:jwright1293@gmail.com

Student Veterans Association

The purpose of the Student Veterans Association is to primarily provide a network of support to military veterans, their families; secondly, to educate the university about the experiences of military veterans and work with the universities administration to meet the needs of student veterans and prospective student veterans; thirdly, to cultivate student veterans concerns through scheduled meetings, advocacy, social and recreational activities; and finally, to foster among student veterans and promote an understanding of student veteran issues.
Contact:hartn@sou.edu

Surfing

The Surfing club's purpose is to help get more SOU students out to the coast and standing up on waves!
Contact:reevss@sou.edu

tARget

We are a group of artists who are organized in order to advocate for the Arts. We are committed to raising awareness for arts programs on campus and representing the different departments. Our goals are to 1.) Bring attention to the value and pervasiveness of liberal arts on campus. 2.) Ensure continued funding for the arts. 3.) Encourage budget transparency and accountability. Together, through self-education, active participation, and collaboration we can revive the arts at Southern Oregon University.
Contact:blaustonn@sou.edu


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Tennis

This club is to give students a fun activity to do outside of the classroom while getting to meet other students, and also to feel apart of a team as we compete against other tennis clubs.
Contact:carrollj1@sou.edu

The Associated Nerds of Southern Oregon University

To promote nerdy endeavors on campus.
Contact:bryant.lasken@facebook.com

The Next Best Thing Improv

We are a group of students who wish to improve and hone our improvisation skills in order to put on shows for the public once a month. We also hope to do some traveling and get some guest teachers.
Contact:Curtisr1@sou.edu

To Write Love On Her Arms - SOU

To Write Love on Her Arms is a non-profit movement dedicated to presenting hope and finding help for people struggling with depression, addiction, self-injury and suicide. TWLOHA exists to encourage, inform, inspire and also to invest directly into treatment and recovery.
Contact:twloha.sou@gmail.com

Video Gamers Coalition

To share our experiences with video games and compete against each other in video game competitions ACHIEVEMENT FREAKS: Headed by Marcus Zottola, this is a division focused primarily on weekly meetings that consist of competitions, demonstrations of obscure or unknown games, quizzes, and various other activities. The club members are encouraged to participate due to an achievement system that keeps track of what each club member accomplishes. At the end of each term, prizes are given out for those who accumulate the most points. LEAGUE OF LEGENDS: Headed by John Stranahan, this division is focused primarily on competitive play for League of Legends. They participate compete under our heading online so they are eligible to participate and receive prizes.
Contact:derangedgamer2@gmail.com

Whitewater

The Whitewater club aims to get whitewater enthusiasts out on the river as much as possible and support the development of a cohesive whitewater community at SOU
Contact:granadosn@sou.edu

Women's Rugby Club

Our mission is to extend the knowledge and development of rugby to anyone willing to learn!
Contact:reardont@sou.edu

Writers' Guild

The Writers' Guild aims to continue fostering a creative writing presence on the SOU campus through weekly poetry and fiction readings, and by doing so, strengthening and increasing the creative work of its members. Through allocated funds, this club also creates and provides the student poetry/fiction publication "Severine."
Contact:souwritersguild@gmail.com

YA Book Club

Our club organizes activities and discussions to celebrate âœYoung Adult❠Literature and its ability to touch, teach, and inspire people of all ages.
Contact:parksa@sou.edu

Yoga

To help students become more aware of what a "yoga" practice is. This club would also help individuals understand their own bodies capabilities and limits.
Contact:shawre@sou.edu