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 145.1) for more information.
2011 - 2012 Clubs
Asian Students 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 (Counseling Office) 895-2378, email@example.com
Black Student Union (BSU)
The primary purpose of the Black Student Union is to encourage and promote cultural awareness and understanding. This goal is achieved by providing the public and campus community with a broader knowledge base of issues facing the African American community. We accomplish this by sponsoring cultural, educational, and social events designed to enhance one’s overall educational experience. Membership is open to all students who are interested in learning and contributing toward community diversity.
Advisor: Julie Withers (LRC 304) 521-2640, firstname.lastname@example.org
Advisor: David Goodson (EOPS) 895-4343, email@example.com
Butte Cheerleading Club
Advisor: Thomas Kinnee, firstname.lastname@example.org
Butte College Ag Ambassadors
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, email@example.com
Butte College Anthropology Club
The purpose of the Anthropology Club is to educate and introduce to the students of Butte College, local elementary, junior high and school students, as well as the general public, to the field of Anthropology through lectures, exhibits, and hands-on field trips.
Advisor: Ayse Taskiran (LRC 260) 895-2564, firstname.lastname@example.org
Butte College 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
Butte College Autism Activism
This club is established to serve four populations: college-age Butte students with ASD; Butte students/faculty/staff who have children ASD; to educate/support faculty/staff who teach/serve students with ASD; and for Butte College to educate the broader community through collaborative projects.
Advisor: Katy Luallen (Chico Center), firstname.lastname@example.org
Butte College Band Club
To learn, rehearse; perform band music, hopefully at various Butte College functions.
Advisor: Mark Latham (LRC 320) 879-6148, email@example.com
Butte College Chess Club
Advisor: Colin Ferguson (PS 121) 895-2993, firstname.lastname@example.org
Butte College Conversation Club
It is the mission of the Butte College Conversation Club to provide opportunity to practice the art, which is conversation in order to enhance their personal and collective conversational skills.
Advisor: Dr. Frances Gibbons (LRC 337), 895-2253, email@example.com
Butte College Engineering Society
The Butte College Engineering Society allows students to interact with multiple disciplines in engineering, participate in various design contests, and tour various engineering related facilities. Society holds meetings twice a month to discuss engineering related topics and ways to make student life easier. Additional information available on MyBC > organizations and clubs > Butte Society of Engineers.
Advisor: Mike Woods (T 104) 895-2545, firstname.lastname@example.org
Butte College Gay-Straight Alliance
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: Heather Springer, email@example.com
Butte College German Club
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: Steve Wildhaber, firstname.lastname@example.org
Butte College Motorsport Club
To expose Butte College students to motorsports from the standpoint of the race team, the racecar, the racetrack and the community in which they co-exist. The club members will participate in the building and maintenance of racecars, and help to successfully campaign the cars in SCCA and NASA road racing. Students can’t drive the car.
Advisor: Brad Dressen (AT 103) 895-2258, email@example.com
Butte College 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
Butte College Student Chapter of the California Landscape Contractor’s Association
The student chapter, first in the California Community College system, of the large landscape contractor’s association. Students interested in landscape construction and design can network with industry mentors and build landscapes from beginning to end.
Advisor: Tip Wilmarth (EH-105) 895-2205, email@example.com
Butte College 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 German (Chico Center) 520-9353, firstname.lastname@example.org
Butte College Students for Animal Rights
BCSFAR focuses on exposing and educating students about the industries and social norms that exploit sentient animals for the purpose of human pleasure and convenience. We discuss the ethical, environmental, and health concerns that arise from the exploitation of non-human animals for food, clothing, and enter-tainment. We investigate diverse media such as films, brochures, news articles, personal observations, internal reflections, etc. with the goal of influencing posi-tive change. We promote safe and sustainable lifestyle models of conscious and conscientious choices. We explore culinary alternatives and encourage mem-bers of the community to participate. Finally, we instate this club as part of the peace movement, extending the resolution of conflict between humans to the promotion of peace between all members of our moral community.
Advisor: Dan Donnelly (ARTS 213) 895-2880, email@example.com
Butte Investment Club
We conduct on-line investment simulations with $100, $75 and $50 prize scholarships to our 1st, 2nd and 3rd place finishers. We also make decisions regarding $1,000 of real money invested in the stock market.
Advisor: Steve Price (BE 133) 895-2442, firstname.lastname@example.org
Collegiate Branch of American Society of Horticultural Science
Consists of commodity judging, horticultural science research projects and industry tours.
Advisor: Carrie Monlux (AHPS 251) 898-5753, email@example.com
Computer Science Advisory Club (CSAC)
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 Chastain, 345-7541, firstname.lastname@example.org
Culture 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.
Advisor: Cristina Dahl (LRC 334) 895-2278, email@example.com
To provide a student driven learning environment where students can learn off each other and help each other excel in the performing arts. Continuing to promote the arts in our community through annual student written/directed shows.
Advisor: Barry Piccinino (ARTS 178) 895-2275, firstname.lastname@example.org
Environmental Horticulture Club
The Environmental Horticulture Club is made up of people who are interested in plants and the horticulture industry. The club members participate in field trips and public services, and they learn about the growing, selling, and marketing of plants. All of these things are put into practice during the plant sales, which are conducted on campus.
Advisor: Tip Wilmarth (EH-105) 895-2205, email@example.com
Fashion Artists of Butte College
A friendly club atmosphere to meet fellow students with similar interests of creating and designing fashion.
Advisor: Martha Hope, 864-2345, firstname.lastname@example.org
Friends of the Wildlife 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, email@example.com
Advisor: Ricky Wittsell (AHPS 251) 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 interac-tion 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: Patrick Christensen (T 108) 895-2564, firstname.lastname@example.org
Advisor: Tom Grothe (FOM 109) 895-2241, email@example.com
Japanese Animation & Culture Club
Keiko Tokuda, firstname.lastname@example.org
Latter-Day Saints’ Student Association (LDSSA)
The club’s purpose is to give like-minded students an opportunity to associate together on a regular basis (usually twice a week) and discuss topics of general interest. Specific goals include:
• provide leadership training.
• provide an opportunity for students to give service to the campus community.
• provide a forum for students to discuss topics of a religious nature in a setting
where they can synthesize their academic experience with their personal
morals and values.
Advisor: Mike Woods (T 104) 895-2545, email@example.com
Literary Arts Club
The Literary Arts Club intends to produce a journal for the arts. This will be either an electronic or physical publication that incorporates literary, musical and multi-media arts to be redistributed to Butte College and possibly community-wide. We also focus on the composition and process of creating a literary magazine and editing.
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: Dave Elke, firstname.lastname@example.org
The National Student Nurse’s Association
The National Student Nurse’s 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 (Alzheimelr’s 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
Native American Club
The Butte College Native American Indian Club (BCAIC) is dedicated to promote the ideals of higher education. Our efforts incorporate and promote culturally relevant events/issues on this campus that will spiritually and intellectually enrich both Indians and non-Indians alike. Our indigenous perspective is reinforced by representatives from many tribal backgrounds of this hemisphere.
Advisor: Rudolph Geary (EOPS) 893-7453, firstname.lastname@example.org
Advisor: Yvette Zuniga (SS F) 895-2985, email@example.com
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 College’s Honors Program, this is not a requirement.
Advisor: JoAnna Birdsall (Career Center) 895-2340, firstname.lastname@example.org
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 ((LS110) 895-2252, email@example.com
STOP (Stop Trafficking of Persons)
STOP is committed to bringing awareness of global human trafficking and modern day slavery to Butte College. We will encourage and practice nonviolence to establish a sustainable anti-human trafficking movement. We are dedicated to creating innovative thoughtful programs and approaches, and to encourage effective action aimed at achieving our goals. We will have monthly movie nights for students and the community that will inform them about the atrocities of human trafficking and what we can do to help end it. The movies will be followed by discussion aimed at building connections and empowerment to achieve our goals
Advisor: Jennifer White 895-8521, firstname.lastname@example.org
Student Alliance for Sustainability (SAS)
SAS is a group of dedicated students devoted to advancing sustainable causes and educating our peers on composing in our community and abroad. We accomplish this through various events, like Campus Sustainability Day, Earth Day and the Energy Awareness Fair. We also work to connect with national and international sustainability campaigns, i.e. Power Vote and Focus the Nation.
Advisor: Mimi Riley (LRC 349) 895-2497, email@example.com
Students In Free Enterprise (SIFE)
SIFE 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
Wake-Up Club works to educate students about healthy choices, especially to avoid drugs; to provide support and entertainment to clients in residential treatment programs in Butte County; to hold the Clean and Sober Dance to raise funds for the Addiction Studies Program Graduation; and to provide a speakers bureau for campus and community organizations and classes.
Advisor: Jean Baker (AHPS 215) 895-2265, email@example.com
Advisor: Kelly Munson (CC 145) 895-2945, firstname.lastname@example.org