Clubs & Programs

All Clubs A-Z

From dance to theater, ping-pong to poetry, LBCC has a wide range of clubs to choose from. Looking for something different? There are a number of inactive clubs just waiting to be revived! Contact the SLC Director of Clubs & Student Engagement Morgan Sylvia if you're interested in reactivating any of the following clubs.


Active Clubs

Club

Advisor

Ag Leadership Club
Clay Weber
weberc@linnbenton.edu
(541) 917-4768
Amateur Radio Club
Declan O'Hara (co-advisor with Mindy McCall
declan.ohara.8907@mail.linnbenton.edu
(541) 313-8467

Anthropology Club

Lauren Visconti
visconl@linnbenton.edu
(541) 917-4460

ASCET (American Society of Certified Engineering Technicians)
The only national professional society created especially for, and administered by, engineering technicians and technologists in all engineering disciplines.

Ric Costin
costinr@linnbenton.edu
(541) 917-4773

Campus Ambassadors Christian Community
Gathering people of faith; encouraging one another to live a culture of love and faith.

Stephanie Pace (co-advisor with Dave Becker)
linnbentonca@gmail.com
(541) 917-207-4960

Dance Club
Providing an opportunity to be involved with dance in a creative and fun way:  learning, performance, choreography.

Richenda Hawkins
hawkinr@linnbenton.edu
(541) 917-4641

Estudiantes del Sol
As LBCC's only Latino club, we're here to make a positive impact on our campus by presenting the culture and history of Latin America. Our mission is to be present and active on campus--but our purpose is to make a lasting impact on the Latino community. We welcome all students regardless of their cultural background.

Tania Mendez
mendezt@linnbenton.edu
(541) 917-4292

Gender & Sexuality Alliance
Strength in diversity! Friendship and support among the LGBTQ+ community and our straight allies. Like us on Facebook!

Anne Magratten
magrata@linnbenton.edu
(541) 917-4545

Global Connections
Enjoy activities and fellowship with international students: let's learn from each other!

Kim Sullivan
sullivk@linnbenton.edu
(541) 917-4847

LB Films
Bringing together students who love film production and those who wish to learn about it.

Anne Magratten
magrata@linnbenton.edu
(541) 917-4545
Off The Trail
Off The Trail is a place for students who are 25+ to be in community, have fun, and support one another.
Marisa Moser
moserm@linnbenton.edu
(541) 801-1314

Philosophy Club
A club for students to further our understanding of philosophical ideas, to discuss and examine philosophical questions, and to encourage us to think more critically about our lives as students and as members of our communities.

Marta Kunecka
kuneckm@linnbenton.edu
(541) 917-4823

Poetry Club
Creating a community of voices: a chance to belong and have your personal voice heard.

Tristan Striker
striket@linnbenton.edu
(541) 917-4574

Rad Tech Club
Promoting the field of Radiologic Technology. Providing information and support for new and current students, and encouraging the sharing of ideas and experiences.

Paula Merino
merinop@linnbenton.edu
(541) 917-936-0454

Society of Physics Students

Greg Mulder
mailto:mulderg@linnbenton.edu
(541) 917-4743

SOTA (Student Occupational Therapy Association)
Raising campus and community awareness of the Occupational Therapy profession.

Emily Lorang
lorange@linnbenton.edu
(541) 917-918-8831

Students For Life
Seeking to promote respect for life at LBCC and in the surrounding community, educating on life issues, and helping those in need so life is a promising choice.

Vikki Maurer
maurerv@linnbenton.edu
(541) 917-4370

Student Veterans Club
Veterans supporting veterans and their families.

Ken Dickson-Self
dicksok@linnbenton.edu
(541) 917-4942

Table Tennis Club
Meet new people and improve your game!

Brian Reed
reedb@linnbenton.edu
(541) 917-4622

Table-Top Games (TTG) Club
Introducing students to tabletop role-playing, card and board games.

Rob Griffin
griffir@linnbenton.edu
(541) 917-4264
Tech Development Club
 
Our goal: to produce a piece of technology which improves quality of life for at least one person.
Sisi Virasak
virasas@linnbenton.edu
(541) 917-4617

Ziko Rizk
(541) 917-4273
rizkz@linnbenton.edu

Visual Arts Club
Focused on visual arts-related activities and expanding the horizons of LBCC's visual arts students. Providing opportunities to share and socialize, while allowing fine arts and visual communication students to have a common forum.

Lewis Franklin
frankll@linnbenton.edu
(541) 917-4542

There are a number of inactive clubs just waiting to be revived! Contact SLC Director of Clubs & Student Engagement Morgan Sylvia if you're interested in reactivating any of the following clubs:

  • AAUW Student Club
  • Active Minds
  • Anime Club
  • Biology Club
  • Black Curtain Society (Student Theatre Club)
  • Black Student Caucus
  • Chess Club
  • CPU (Computer People Unite) Club
  • Geology Club
  • Habitat For Humanity
  • Human & Civil Rights Club
  • Improv Syndicate
  • Linn-Benton Legends
  • Native American Student Union
  • Our Revolution LBCC (Students For Bernie)
  • Outdoor Adventures
  • Pacific Islanders Club
  • Parents Club/Campus Family Co-Op
  • Sigma Kappa Delta Honor Society (English)
  • Soccer Club
  • Something of Shakespeare
  • Students in Service Club
  • Study Abroad
  • Sustainability Club (Green Club)
  • Swahili Club
  • Swing Dance Club
  • Ultimate Frisbee Club
  • Video Games Club
  • Voyagers Club
  • Young Democrats

Club Manual

Welcome!

Here you can find most forms and information you'll need as an LBCC club leader. Club members and advisors should take the time to review and familiarize themselves with these materials. If you have questions or need additional information or if you want to start a new club don't hesitate to contact Student Leadership Coordinator Rob Camp.

Getting Started

Want to start a new club at LBCC? You'll need an advisor and a minimum of eight members, who must be currently enrolled LBCC students. Clubs are open to all! After you read through the materials in this online manual, please email the student leadership coordinator for assistance with starting a new club. When your club is officially recognized, you'll be able to request start-up funds right away, then fundraise as needed.

Forms You'll Probably Need

  • Club Status Report & Roster: to activate existing clubs in early Fall Term; page 2 is a Current Club Members roster.
  • Club Expenditure Requisition & Reimbursement Request: to request payment of or reimbursement for expenses incurred >$25.00.  If reimbursement is <$25.00, use a Petty Cash Voucher. Remember to make a copy for the clubs program assistant! **It is critical that you check the club's fund periodically to ensure it is not overdrawn.** Contact the clubs program assistant at any time for a balance. All reimbursements require your advisor's signature.
  • Budget Proposal Worksheet: Use this to request additional funds from Council of Clubs.

Forms You Might Need

  • Club Event Registration form: Fill out and turn in to the clubs program assistant in F-120 as far in advance as possible.
  • Club Event Planning Form: Keep your information and process organized.
  • Reserve Rooms: Use this online form to request a classroom for meetings.
  • Website Request: to request your club's own web page, of course!
  • Driver Status Form: Fill out and turn in to Campus Safety Office if you'll be traveling off-campus and/or if you want reimbursement for your travel. Must be updated annually.
  • Liability Waiver: for more physically active clubs, off-campus travel, etc.
  • Gift Cards: see the clubs program assistant for process if you'd like to use gift cards as drawing prizes or incentive gifts.

Marketing and Advertising

There are a wide variety of ways to advertise your club's events and build membership:

  • Posters/flyers: Use club funds for posters printed by LBCC's Print Center, or ask Student Life & Leadership staff about making copies in our office. Posters/flyers must include the nondiscrimination language (below).
  • Electronic slides: SL&L staff or the SLC Communications Director can help you create a slide for the monitors around campus. If you want to draft your own, use Google Slides or PowerPoint.  Slide must be in landscape format with approx. .5" margins. Keep the amount of text minimal and large!  **Please ask about the use of copyrighted material.**
  • Sandwich boards: Student Life & Leadership (Forum-120) has sandwich boards available for check-out, as well as rolls of color paper and other sign-making materials for your use.
  • Campus Calendar: Contact SL&L staff about posting your club's meetings and events to the Student Events & Activities calendar, which feeds into LBLive.
  • LBLive app: Download, register and post to the Student Feed, or communicate within your own club. Student reps and advisors are invited to become administrators of their own club feed--contact SL&L staff if interested. This is the fastest and easiest way to reach the largest number of students with your information!
  • Club web page and/or Facebook page
  • Chalking: No chalking by student organizations is allowed for any purpose anywhere on campus.
  • Nondiscrimination language: Both paragraphs below--exact wording, not abbreviated in any way--must be included on all printed marketing materials (flyers, posters, etc.)--in a sans serif, 12-point or larger font.  Slides do not require this language.  You can copy and paste right into your document:
    Request for Special Needs or Accommodations
    Direct questions about or requests for special needs or accommodations to the LBCC Disability Coordinator, RCH-105, 6500 Pacific Blvd. SW, Albany, Oregon 97321, Phone (541) 917-4789 or via Oregon Telecommunications Relay TTD at (800) 735-2900 or (800) 735-1232. Make sign language interpreting or real-time transcribing requests 2-4 weeks in advance. Make all other requests at least 72 hours prior to the event. LBCC will make every effort to honor requests. LBCC is an equal opportunity educator and employer.
    LBCC Comprehensive Statement of Nondiscrimination
    LBCC prohibits unlawful discrimination based on race, color, religion, ethnicity, use of native language, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, marital status, disability, veteran status, age, or any other status protected under applicable federal, state, or local laws. For further information see Board Policy P1015 in our Board Policies and Administrative Rules. Title II, IX, & Section 504: Scott Rolen, CC-108, (541) 917-4425; Lynne Cox, T-107B, (541) 917-4806, LBCC, Albany, Oregon. To report: linnbenton-advocate.symplicity.com/public_report

Food and Fundraising Information

The best place to learn about fundraising is in LBCC's Foundation office, located in Calapooia Center 105. Foundation staff are happy to visit with you and help brainstorm viable fundraising options for your club.

When soliciting donations from local businesses, it is critical you make contact with the LBCC Foundation ahead of time. Our college has existing relationships with many companies in the area, so it’s very important you check in with them prior to approaching any local business. The Foundation must also be kept informed of all donations of products, money or services, solicited or otherwise.

Please note that although a bake sale may seem like a quick-and-easy fundraiser, you may not sell food prepared at home: it must be prepared in a kitchen certified for commercial food prep by a professional or someone with a Food Handler Card. One option is to sell Krispy Kreme Donuts. Another alternative is to purchase prepackaged baked goods locally, then repackage them (under supervision of someone with a Food Handler Card, of course!) and sell to raise money.

Related Administrative Rules and Policies

Leadership

Club Advisors' Handbook

*PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS PAGE IS INTENDED AS A SUPPLEMENT TO THE CLUB MANUAL.  ADVISORS ARE EXPECTED TO FAMILIARIZE THEMSELVES WITH THE CONTENT ON THAT PAGE.  VERY LITTLE OF IT IS REPLICATED HERE.

Welcome to the Club Advisors' Handbook:  your one-stop shop for the information and support you need to be the best club advisor you can be.

Thank you for your commitment to and support of our students, within and outside the classroom. It is our goal to help ensure a safe, positive and fun experience for all LBCC clubs. We know how busy you are, and truly appreciate the extra time and effort involved in volunteering to advise a club.

Please take some time to read and digest the information contained within these materials!

Contact information

Please contact Student Leadership Coordinator Rob Camp, campr@linnbenton.edu, if you have any questions.

Getting Started

If you're interested in becoming a club advisor and would like to be put on the Advisors-In-Waiting list, please contact Student Leadership Coordinator, Rob Camp. Club advisors must be full-time/contracted faculty, part-time faculty, manager or full-time classified staff with supervisor's permission.

Part-time classified staff may not serve as advisors. There are several requirements you must complete before your advisorship is official. Most importantly, you'll need to schedule a meeting with your club's student leader and Student Leadership Coordinator Rob Camp. Take some time and review the Club Manual, as well as the materials on this page, and come prepared with questions. Plan for about an hour.

There are several required trainings you'll need to complete as well: if it's been more than a few years, it's time to revisit them--even if you completed them as part of your New Employee Orientation. Please ensure you've completed all three of these before scheduling the above-mentioned meeting.

Please consider downloading LBLive, our student-centric smartphone app with almost 3000 registered users. LBLive greatly enhances your ability to stay in touch with club members and keep abreast of meetings and events.

For clubs that do work in the arena of controversial topics: if your club sponsors speech, an activity or event, and expects to draw resistance, criticism or reports that you are breaking rules, the College is here to protect your speech and to offer to train you how to respond with civility to critics. Contact Rob Camp for more information.

Forms You May Need

  • Room Request form: to reserve a classroom for club meetings or events; please notify Heather Morijah of club meeting time/place.
  • Club Expenditure Requisition & Reimbursement Request: to request payment of or reimbursement for expenses incurred >$25.00. Reimbursement requires your supervisor's signature.  If reimbursement is <$25.00, use a Petty Cash Voucher.  Remember to make a copy for yourself and the club files housed in Student Life & Leadership!  **It is critical that you check the club's fund periodically to ensure it is not overdrawn.**  Contact Amanda Mendell for a current balance.
  • Gift card authorization and gift card disbursement log: Find these at the bottom of the LBCC Business Office Forms page; fill out both forms prior to purchasing gift cards/gift certificates for any reason.
  • Performance Agreement: contact Amanda Mendell for assistance.

Clubs & Travel

One of the most important things for advisors to know is that if club members want to meet or volunteer off campus or travel to a conference, training or other event, you must be with them. Here are some forms you'll need if this is a likelihood for your club:

The Student Travel Form page contains additional forms and information for clubs going on large group trips. Contact Rob Camp for assistance planning this type of travel.

Finances & Fundraising

As a club advisor, you are ultimately responsible for the club's finances. Because of this, it's important that you're proactive about staying in the loop with regards to expenditures and fundraising. You can obtain the club's fund balance by emailing Rob Camp in Student Leadership.

When soliciting donations from local businesses, it is critical you make contact with the LBCC Foundation ahead of time. Our college has existing relationships with many companies in the area, so it’s very important you check in with them prior to approaching any local business. The Foundation must also be kept informed of all donations of products, money or services, solicited or otherwise.

 

 

Council of Clubs

LBCC's Council of Clubs makes it possible for clubs to pool resources, work together on common issues, share ideas and sponsor joint events that benefit all clubs. Please send a representative of your club to the bi-weekly Council of Clubs meeting! The more clubs that participate, the greater the value. Council of Clubs meets every other week. See the campus calendar for current time/day/location. 

For more information, contact SLC Director of Clubs & Student Engagement Morgan Sylvia or Student Leadership Coordinator Rob Camp. You can also call (541) 917-4458 or stop by the Student Life & Leadership office (Forum-120, downstairs northeast corner of the courtyard).

 

 

Start Your Own LBCC Club

Interested in starting a new club? All you need is an idea, an advisor, and at least eight club members. New clubs may request up to $100 to get started and can present a budget for materials or activities to the Council of Clubs for additional funding at any time during the academic year. Clubs hold a variety of fundraisers and other events throughout the year.

A Club Expo is held at the beginning of Winter Term in which members showcase their clubs’ offerings and provide information about meeting times and places. LBCC's Welcome Day, College Night, Earth Day and Mayfest are other annual venues in which to participate and earn funds. Some clubs also choose to host a Courtyard Lunch in October or May to promote their organizations and earn incentive funds.

Learn more about how to get started in the Club Manual above.