Academic Clubs and Honor Societies

Academic Clubs

Art League

The Art League serves as the official student art guild. The Art League acts as an advisory panel to provide resources, space and support staff to enrich Western’s confluence of Visual Art events and cultural endowment. This is an open invitation to encourage students to participate and enjoy experiential art activities. The Art League purpose is to create cultural convocations, gallery exhibits, Art workshops, culture field trips and creative experiences for the students and the community.

Advisor: Al Caniff

Association for Students of Exercise and Sports Science

To further enhance your opportunities to network and learn about the field of Exercise & Sport Science the students and faculty have put into motion the process of starting the Association for Students of Exercise & Sport Science (ASESS) at WSC.

CCMENC (Music Club)

Advisor: John Wacker

Chemistry Club

Advisor: Jarral Ryter
Website: Chemistry Club

English Club (Wordhorde)

WordHorde brings together students, faculty, and community members who all share a passion for both the spoken and written word.  Coordinated by students in the English program, Wordhorde offers bi-weekly open-mic events where a featured performer -- a local, regional, or sometimes nationally recognized author -- headlines an evening of poetry, stories, music, theatrics, and comedy.

Advisor: Teresa Milbrodt
Advisor: Mark Todd
Website: Wordhorde

KWSB Radio

KWSB 91.1 FM provides experiential learning for WSC students with an up-to-date production facility.  LISTEN LIVE TO KWSB 91.1 FM at kwsb.org

Faculty Director: Terry Schliesman
Website: KWSB

Mountaineer Media

Mountaineer Media is a student-run media production company funded by student government association funds generated by student fees.  This group of talented filmmakers and media enthusiasts exists to educate students from all majors and provide opportunities to create film and media productions. These productions may vary from film, to Youtube.com broadcasts, and pod-casts.

Faculty Director: Jack Lucido
Website: Mountaineer Media

Pathfinder Magazine

The Pathfinder is a student-run year in review magazine highlighting fine art and creative writing. It offers two online editions and a four-color hard copy each spring. The Pathfinder also offers scholarships to those students demonstrating outstanding skill in visual arts and creative writing.

Website: Pathfinder

Peak Productions

Students have a unique chance to be employed by Peak Productions, an artistic and producing board.  Students participate in every aspect needed to mount full-scale theatrical productions.  Due to the interdisciplinary nature of the program, many theatre students also participate in film, radio, and journalism.  In addition, theatre students participate in regional conferences and in the greater Gunnison community doing such exciting projects as devising original theatre for education and working in two local community theatres.

Website: Peak Productions

Politics

The Politics Club is a student led group and members are from various majors. The faculty advisors are from the Politics and Government department. We are a non-partisan club that aims to have dialogue and discussion about relevant political topics. We plan to sponsor a film series, bring in speakers and have roundtable discussions on campus. Everyone is welcome!

Advisor: Maria Struble
Website: Politics Club

Psychology

The Psychology Club at Western State College was created so that students of psychology and interested others can participate in discourse and activities that are psychological in nature. Psychology club serves both social and educational functions, and our activities are designed to accomplish both functions.

Advisor: Suzy Coykendall
Website: Psychology

Sociology

Members of the club organize events for campus, plan trips for Thanksgiving and Spring Break, and attend conferences with faculty.
Website: Sociology

Top O' the World

Top O’ the World , a weekly student-run newspaper is funded by the Student Government Association and independent advertising. Published each Wednesday, it is the independent student voice for Western and the Gunnison community.

Advisor: Chris Dickey
Website: Top O' the World

Honor Societies

Alpha Kappa Delta- Sociology

Members of the club organize events for campus, plan trips for Thanksgiving and Spring Break, and attend conferences with faculty.

Website: Sociology

Gamma Chapter of Tri Beta- Biology

TriBeta is an honorary and professional society for students of the biological sciences. Its activities are designed to stimulate interest, scholarly attainment and investigation in the biological sciences. It is a national society affiliated with the American Association for the Advancement of the Sciences. The Gamma Chapter at Western State College was founded in 1925 and is one of three hundred chapters in the nation.

Advisor: Robin Bingham
Website: Tri Beta

Psi Chi - Psychology

The Psychology Club at Western State College was created so that students of psychology and interested others can participate in discourse and activities that are psychological in nature. Psychology club serves both social and educational functions, and our activities are designed to accomplish both functions.

Advisor: Dr. Suzy Coykendall
Website: Psychology

Sigma Tau Delta - English 

Sigma Tau Delta's central purpose is to confer distinction upon students of the English language and literature in undergraduate, graduate, and professional studies. Sigma Tau Delta also recognizes the accomplishments of professional writers who have contributed to the fields of language and literature.
One of the largest members of the Association of College Honor Societies, Sigma Tau Delta has over 600 active chapters, more than 900 faculty sponsors, and inducts approximately 7,000 members annually. Our members have the opportunity to be recognized for their outstanding achievements, enrich their education, help them make career choices, and advance their careers.

Advisor: Dr. Alina Luna
Website: Sigma Tau Delta