2012 - 2013 Clubs
Students Clubs offer you the opportunity to be involved. There are over 30 current clubs on campus that range from a social to political to academic focus. If you're interested in starting a club stop by the Student Activities Office (Campus Center 145) for more information or download our Club Brochure.
African Student's Association
We are a group of African students that will share ideas on how to affect the college and Chico community with our cultures and values. It is also intended to raise funds for loans and scholarships to current and future African students at Butte College.
Co-Advisor: Peggy Jennings-Severe, 893-7549
Co-Advisor: Richard Campbel, 895-2552
Ag Ambassadors Club
The mission of the Agriculture Ambassadors is community service, outreach, and socialization for students within the community and fundraising activities to support the leadership functions on a state and national level. The club is involved with Farm City Week, FFA Field Days, campus wide BBQ's, attends the national conference held at different universities each January and the state conference held in September. Teamwork, communication, group dynamics, human interactions and parliamentary procedure are included as learning activities for club members.
Advisor: Lyman Hagen (LS 133) 895-2593, firstname.lastname@example.org
Agape Christian Fellowship Club
On campus for anyone interested in the love and word of Jesus Christ. Our meetings include worship, prayer, a Bible study, discussion and just hanging out. The mission of this club is to spread the gospel of Jesus Christ throughout the Butte College campus; the great commission as the Bible calls it. Outreach activities such as fund raisers, street witnessing and food drives is definitely on our hearts as well.
Advisor: Ruth Ann Hansen (SAS 245) 895-2339, email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org
Applied Science Club
The Applied Science Club at Butte College seeks to enrich and expand the experience of students of math, science and engineering. The Club creates a learning community by holding informal study sessions in which students network with one another, sharing knowledge and resources. In addition, the Club plans to conduct community outreach activities, including tutoring and scientific demonstrations for local K-12 schools, as well as projects to improve the Butte College campus.
Advisor: Jonathan Marhenke (PS 136) 895-2519, email@example.com
Asian Student Association
The purpose of the Asian Students Association is to encourage and promote multicultural awareness within the campus and larger community. Asian cultures and traditions are honored through educational, cultural and social events such as multicultural fashion shows, dances and food fundraisers. The ASA is committed to the education and understanding of all students and their cultural backgrounds. Membership is open to all students who are interested in learning and contributing toward community diversity.
Advisor: Sandy Hayano-Lavin, 895-2378, firstname.lastname@example.org
Advisor: Verla Winslow, 895-1352, email@example.com
Automotive Skills Club
Advisor: Doug Conrad 530-895-2448
Black Student Union
The Black Student Union is committed to raising the issues that affect the black community (and those associated with) in an effort to create awareness.
Advisor: David Goodson, firstname.lastname@example.org
California Student Sustainability Coalition (CSSC) Butte College Chapter
The Butte College chapter of C.S.S.C. is committed to bringing about sustainable initiatives, ideas and information for the entire Butte College community.
Advisor: Mimi Riley (LRC 349) 895-2497, email@example.com
We organize to play chess, practice chess strategies and build critical thinking skills.
Advisor: Colin Ferguson (PS 121) 895-2993, firstname.lastname@example.org
Chinese Student Association at Butte College
This association is uniting Chinese students at Butte College. Members in the association not only help Chinese students achieve their academic successes but also help other countries' students learn Chinese and accumulate more knowledge about Chinese culture.
Advisor: Duke Sun, 570-5393, email@example.com
Computer Science Club (ACM Chapter)
The CSAC is a social organization focused around computer technology with the goals of: education, assisting members with interaction and communication with the business world, assisting members with local community contact and/or service projects, providing a framework for organizing resources, and raising awareness of the Computer Science department and programs at Butte Community College through events and demonstrations.
Advisor: Linda Fischer, 345-7541, firstname.lastname@example.org
Cultures and Civilization Club
The Butte College Culture and Civilizations Club is associated with the Honors Program. Nonetheless, all Butte College students are invited to join the club and participate in our activities regardless of whether or not they are also taking Honors courses. The primary purpose of the club is to improve and perpetuate the Honors Program, as well as promote academic growth and development at Butte College in general. Activities include get-togethers at faculty and student homes and participation in cultural events such as museum outings, plays, films, poetry readings, etc. For further information on the club or on the Butte College Honors Program, contact the club
Advisor: Cristina Dahl (LRC 334) 895-2278, email@example.com
Deaf Education Awareness
To educate students, faculty and staff about sign language; the deaf culture and daily issues. To create a social network for those invested in learning sign language and educate about deaf culture while promoting awareness and advocacy.
Advisor: Laurel Hartley, 520-5694, firstname.lastname@example.org
Advisor: Jerry Miller, 680-1002, email@example.com
Enactus Club (formerly SIFE)
Enactus is an international non-profit organization that works with leaders in business and high education to mobilize college students to make a difference in their communities while developing the skills to become socially responsible business people. Participating students form teams on their college campuses and apply business concepts to develop outreach projects that improve the quality of life and standard of living for people in need.
Advisor: Andy Radler (BE 121) 895-2442, firstname.lastname@example.org
Environmental Horticulture Club
A networking group of horticulture and agriculture students who want to learn more about industry opportunities and the world of "hands on science" of food, fiber, and environmental production.
Advisor: Tip Wilmarth, 530-895-2540
Advisor: Martha Hope email@example.com
Friends of the Refuge at Butte College
All are welcome to join us in exploring, learning about, and helping to restore the Wildlife Refuge at Butte College. We hold regular meetings and hikes on the main campus. We have adopted a restoration area on Clear Creek where we remove invasive plants and replant with natives. We also monitor the water quality at two sites on our creek. We participate in Earth Days, Energy Awareness Days, and the Campus Clean-up.
Advisor: Kelly Wood (LS 108) 895-2580, firstname.lastname@example.org
Advisor: Ricky Wittsell (AHPS 251) email@example.com
We hope to create and safe haven where everyone has the freedom to express themselves and ideas without judgment. We also hope to create awareness in our community about events and issues in the Gay Community. Membership will be open to everyone within Butte College. All members of our community are welcomed and encouraged to attend and participate in meetings.
Advisor: Cristina Dahl, firstname.lastname@example.org, 895-2278
Advisor: Jodi Rives, email@example.com, 321-4238
Our purpose as the Butte College German Club is to increase awareness of German language and culture and create a German community on campus. In working towards these goals, we support the development of language learners and encourage involvement with campus programs. In planning public and private events, our goal is to provide opportunities for students to gain cultural awareness. The Butte College German Club is a structured support system for those who would like to learn more about German speaking communities worldwide.
Advisor: Kerstin Grothe, firstname.lastname@example.org
International Association of Administrative Professionals (IAAP)
IAAP is a non-profit professional association with 40,000 members and affiliates in 700 chapters worldwide. Its members include computer specialists, administrative assistants, office coordinators, information specialists, and related administrative professionals. Butte College has a Student Chapter of IAAP, which provides student members the opportunity to explore their chose career field. Students receive free membership in the International Association of Administrative Professionals, which looks impressive on a resume. Activities include taking field trips to local businesses, attending conferences, developing leadership skills, performing community service, participating in campus events, and hearing speakers and networking with locally employed administrative professionals at the monthly dinner meetings of the local Chico IAAP Chapter. Students do fundraising in an effort to attend the annual summer convention, which is in a different state each summer. Students have gone to Denver and Reno for past conventions.
Advisor: Connie Petlack (BE 116) 895-2506, email@example.com
The International Club is for domestic and international students interested in social, cultural, recreational and educational activities that increase the interaction between international and domestic students. The club aims to welcome new international students and help international students adjust to life at Butte College. Club activities have included hiking, potlucks and restaurant dinners, interclub activities, a camping trip near Fort Bragg, a day trip to San Francisco, hosting international week, and the club meetings to plan various events.
Advisor: Laura Rapozo-Davis firstname.lastname@example.org
Advisor: Tom Grothe (LRC 264) 895-2241, email@example.com
Literary Arts Club
The Literary Arts Club is dedicated to making the literary world accessible for any and all who wish to participate. We believe that involvement with and exposure to the literary arts creates more compassionate, successful, engaged citizens. We also believe that everyone has a story to tell and that everyone can be inspired. With this in mind, we're committed to using digital tools to create a community of readers and writers, to provide forums for a variety of voices, styles and perspectives, and to publish and promote works of literary excellence.
We hope to achieve these goals by supporting local literary events, such as the Butte College Reading Series and the Wordfire creative writing conference (www.buttewordfire.org), and by promoting literacy and writing within our community and across generations through writing workshops and reading groups. Additionally, LAC members have the opportunity to collaborate with the larger community through editing and publishing internships, including internships with the Haberdasher (lehab.org) and Floodplane.
Advisor: Kiara Koenig, firstname.lastname@example.org
To promote math, engineering, science and possibly MESA. To provide an environment in which students can help each other on classes, homework, college applications, student habits, etc.
Advisor: Nena Anguiano (PS 118) 879-4301, email@example.com
Music & Audio Production Club
To promote music and audio production for Butte College which gaining practical hands-on studio time and learning the techniques and procedures of operating a professional studio.
Advisor: Jeff Pershing, firstname.lastname@example.org
The National Student Nurses Association
The National Student Nurses Association is an organization designed for nursing students or future nursing students who have a desire to advance their knowledge of the nursing profession, and become a part of a group. The club does community service projects (Alzheimelrs Memory Walk in October), and does fund raising that allows nursing students to attend the California Student Nurses Association Convention every year.
Advisor: Susan Craig (AHPS 244) 879-4338, email@example.com
Advisor: Shannon Claiborne, 530-895-2570, firstname.lastname@example.org
National Society of Leadership and Success-Sigma Alpha Pi
National organization that helps students discover and attain their goals, offering life-changing lectures from the nation's leading presenters and a community where students help one another succeed.
Advisor: Miya Squires (LRC 282) 895-2811, email@example.com
Pacific Islander Club
Advisor: Lisa Bernal-Wood & Bobby Bernal-Wood, 895-7531
Phi Theta Kappa
Phi Theta Kappa is the international honor society for community college students. Our local chapter, Beta Theta Kappa, is engaged in a number of activities under the four hallmarks of Leadership, Service, Fellowship and Scholarship. To be eligible for Phi Theta Kappa, a student must have completed at least 12 associate-degree applicable units (numbered from 1 to 199) here at Butte College, with a cumulative GPA of no less than 3.5. He or she is then invited to affiliate with Phi Theta Kappa. Although many members of Beta Theta Kappa are also enrolled in Butte Colleges Honors Program, this is not a requirement.
Advisor: JoAnna Birdsall (Career Center) 895-2340, firstname.lastname@example.org
Advisor: Brian Donnelly, 530-895-2866
Pre-Health Professionals are committed to improving health care; involving its members in the social, moral and ethical obligations of the profession of medicine. We plan to attend many conferences that will inform our members on attending medical school. There are internships, scholarships and community service opportunities available.
Advisor: Mike Williams (LS 110) 895-2252, email@example.com
The sociology club will be used to discuss social issues and information on careers in sociology.
Advisor: Devin Kutil, Kutilde@butte.edu
Sports Medicine Club
Their mission statement is to increase the knowledge of Butte College students and the community regarding the professionals that makes up sports medicine (i.e. athletic training, orthopedics, general medicine, physical therapy, strength and conditioning, etc.). The use of guest speakers, in-service, internships, field trips and school functions to increase this knowledge. Members will be prepared to succeed onto the next level of education and towards their profession.
Advisor: Mario Vela (Trainer's Trailer, P.E. Department) 895-2370, firstname.lastname@example.org
Student Veterans Organization
A network of Veterans who attend Butte Community College, gather for social events, promote the needs of Veterans and lobby for continued services.
Advisor: Laurel Hartley (Chico Center) 520-5694, email@example.com
We are studying and forming experiments to learn how to work with various ecosystems to clean up pollution in a more natural way, using the symbiotic relationships of plants, fungi and bacteria.
Advisor: Mike Matiasek, 895-2263, Matiasekmi@butte.edu