What is ASCBC?
The Associated Students of Columbia Basin College (ASCBC) are thrilled to have you as a member of our student community! If you are currently registered for classes here at CBC, you are automatically a member of ASCBC and will have opportunities to be part of exciting events and activities. Your student government officers are available to help you during your college experience. Stop by our office (upstairs in the HUB) to get information about upcoming student events or learn about Clubs or Leadership Council. We want to make sure that you get the most out of your college experience.
- Student officer positions (Executive Council and Service and Activities Board)
- Leadership and Club Council curriculum and well-being
- Organizations structures and policies (Athletics and the Arts)
- Student representation on committees
- Allocating student funds (also known as S&A fees)
- Managing student capital investments (Gjerde Center, HUB and Pavilion)
Offerings for Students
- FREE all campus BBQs and lunches
- Entertaining, fun activities like dances and outdoor movies
- Diverse club events
- Service activities (voter registration, service to students, etc.)
- Legislative and student voice forums and platforms
What are ASCBC Student Clubs?
The purpose of student clubs at CBC is to provide opportunities for the enhancement of academic, cultural, social and recreational aspects of student life through participation in group programs and activities. These groups allow students with common interests to come together and share their talents and knowledge with the greater student community. Every CBC student has the opportunity to become involved! Clubs are open to ALL students who are enrolled in at least one credit or more!
We are always looking for dedicated students to run for Executive Council and/or apply for Service and Activities Board (SAB). If you want to gain leadership experience, earn money, build your resume and have fun, this is a great opportunity for you!
The ASCBC President, Vice President, and Secretary of Legislative Affairs are not only student officers but also paid CBC student employees. As a collective, these positions are called Executive Council. Executive Council members are paid minimum wage, up to 19 hours per week.
To join the Executive Council, you can apply through the student employment website when the positions post in April of each year. Once we determine that you meet all the minimum qualifications, we will contact you. Positions are filled via a selection or election process.
Maybe you aren’t a starter? Maybe you just want to join. Great! Check out the list of current clubs below.
Also, be sure to stop by one of our Club Rush events! Club Rush happens twice per year, during the beginning of fall and winter quarters. At Club Rush, you'll have the opportunity to connect with the students and advisors directly involved with our current clubs and learn all about the club's purpose and goals (oh, and there's always free food and prizes!).
Service and Activity (S&A) Fees are for the purpose of supporting student activities
and programs. The boards of trustees of the state’s colleges and universities have
the express and exclusive authority to determine what constitutes bona fide student
activities. In its ordinary and usual meaning, “student activities” refers to any
college/university co-curricular or extra-curricular activity in which students participate
in the furtherance of their education.
ASCBC has a strong voice in how these fees are allocated and spent. Once the S&A budget has been recommended by ASCBC and approved by the College’s Board of Trustees, the College has the responsibility to ensure that state and institutional regulations and guidelines are followed.
Per RCW 28B.15.045, the S&A budget for the current year, along with the S&A expenditures from the previous year, must be posted publicly by September 30 of each year.
Current ASCBC Clubs
CBC’s ASL club fosters a spirit of inclusion, brings together deaf, hard of hearing, and hearing students, provides ASL modeling from native language users, and raises awareness of the deaf community. All CBC students are welcome to learn and engage with the ASL club.
Club Advisor: Dan Quock
The ASN Club is a supportive, resourceful and integrative network of nursing students that promotes excellence, mentorship and community service. The ASN Club’s goal is to prepare nursing students for professional responsibilities.
Club Advisor: Becky Phillips
The Building Blocks Chemistry Club educates students about the real-world application of chemistry and helps students understand scientific topics, as well as how to pursue careers in chemistry by communicating the importance of chemistry in life. It plays a critical role in developing team skills and growing professionally. It provides resources to secure scholarships and attend local and national conferences to grow intellectually.
Club Advisors: Padmaja Gunda
The Game Club provides a safe space to play games, make friends and compete amongst peers no matter your skill level. Students can participate, both casually and competitively, in game nights and tournaments on campus. We have everything from card to board games, TTRPG (Dungeons & Dragons), Virtual Reality, Xbox, PlayStation and Switch to name a few.
Club Advisor: Trenda Fawver, Imelda Farias
The purpose of this club is to provide the students of CBC with an opportunity to use and improve their Spanish language skills. As well as giving its members access to service projects in our community.
Club Advisor: Lorena Barboza
The Cyberhawks Club provides students interested in cyber security with the resources needed to advance their careers. Cyberhawks also provides an understanding of cyber security for those who want to learn and enhance their knowledge of the field.
Club Advisor: Eric Robinson, Josh Bee
DECA serves to help students develop professional skills through competition, community building, and leadership. Students come together to train in the fields of marketing, business finance, hospitality, and technology by developing critical thinking and essential skills high in demand for employers of recent graduates.
Club Advisors: Azhar Zaheer, Renae Stout
The Dental Hygiene Club promotes the profession of dental hygiene and fosters leadership, networking, mentoring and community among dental hygiene students and faculty.
Club Advisors: Liia Gorelco, Valerie Burnett
To build and teach sustainable practices to the student body in the garden. The garden will become a teaching garden and be available to all on campus.
Club Advisor: Rik Smith
The Hockey Club provides CBC students with opportunities to practice and compete as a college team against other regional hockey clubs.
Club Advisors: Brian Dierks, Janet Garza
Our Club's goal is to explore Japanese culture in a historical lens as well as exploring modern Japanese culture. our clubs’ interests are broad whether it’s exploring the ancient history of the samurai or exploring Japanese anime and manga and its rise in the united states, wherever your interest in Japanese culture lies the Japanese culture club is the best way to explore it.
Club Advisor: Noriko Ryder
The purpose of Kairos Christian Club is to build relationships and community through our shared love of Jesus Christ, and to see His gospel shared on CBC's campus.
Club Advisor: Michael Reynolds
The LDSSA Club encourages and supports members of the LDSSA in achieving their academic goals and maintaining a balanced life while on campus, to become an influence for good by participating in activities and service on campus and in the community, and to provide students with meaningful service opportunities and social and religious activities that are consistent with the standards of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints.
Club Advisor: Matt Montoya
LULAC provides educational and service-learning opportunities to connect with the Latino community, celebrate diversity, develop civic leadership, and gain greater political awareness. LULAC’s mission is to advance the economic condition, educational attainment, political influence, housing, health, and civil rights of the Hispanic population.
Club Advisors: Antonio Cruz, Eudelio Martinez
The Mariachi & More Club promotes and supports the love and appreciation of mariachi music, traditions and culture. Bring your instruments and voice to the meetings and practice sessions, or just come to listen and enjoy the music. This club is open to all CBC students of any musical skill level.
Club Advisors: Antonio Cruz, Nancy Peterson
Phi Theta Kappa is a national honor society founded in 1918 that promotes collaborative opportunities and unique programs for students to develop academic success and leadership skills.
Club Advisor: Terry Fleischman
PAS gives students a venue to compete and be members of state and national PAS organizations and to engage in activities that promote agriculture on campus and in the community.
Club Advisors: Kerrin Bleazard, Jason Stout
It is a place for the students in the Project Management Program at CBC to create community. This club is held in conjunction with the Project Management Institute Columbia River Basin Chapter meetings. Students in this club get the opportunity to have a professional mentor, have marketing/face time with local business hiring managers, and get help with interviews and resumes. The student body President for this club has a seat on the PMI CRB Chapter Board for the entire school year.
Club Advisor: Melissa B. Slater
The Psychology Club provides students with the experience of constructing a research project, collecting data, and analyzing their findings. Students will also have the opportunity to present their research at the WPA. The Psychology Club partners with other clubs to bring awareness about the stigma surrounding mental health.
Club Advisor: Kay Lynn Stevens
To promote the field and profession of surgical technology within the community through outreach, informational events, legislative initiative support, attendance at conferences related to surgical patient care, and development of a strong sense of teamwork and collaboration among students to provide for quality patient care.
Club Advisor: Sarah Rogers
To provide opportunities for CBC students to participate in competitive speaking at forensic tournaments in the Pacific Northwest. Students will be encouraged to continue public speaking in individual events and in debates.
Club Advisors: Sallie Fisher, Timmy Song
The Splitting Image Club promotes student enrichment and interaction in the field of radiologic technology, biology and the health sciences. Through various events and activities, students are introduced to professional and educational opportunities, while furthering their understanding of the world of modern health care.
Club Advisor: Brandie White
SQUAD creates a safe space where everyone can be themselves without judgement and is a strong community on campus that promotes inclusivity and the needs of LGBT+ students.
Club Advisors: Molly Mooney, Emily Cates, Terry Rueckert
The Tech Club of ASCBC holds a firm belief that technology not only improves lives, but has become a foundation to modern society. Tech Club’s purpose is to explore technology through hands-on experience, research and exploration of technological locations.
Club Advisor: Don Humphrey