Academic Clubs

There are a variety of academic clubs and honors societies at Western.  Each club is housed under the academic department.

Website: Academic Clubs & Honors Societies

Active Minds

Promoting health and active minds on campus.

President: Max Seeger
Advisor: Kari Commerford


To promote Latin American culture, and to establish positive feelings towards Latin Americans on campus and in the Gunnison community. This shall be accomplished through community service and educational cultural events. Most importantly, to provide an atmosphere where members, regardless of age, ethnicity, and gender, are welcome and encouraged to participate and support the club.

President: Briana Vigil
Vice President: Nicole Real
Secretary: Estrellita Garcia 
Treasurer: Leanna Beal
Advisor: Elva Dryer
Website: Amigos

Archery Club

Archery Club is a new club open to all interested in Archery regardless of experience. Basic equipment is provided for those who do not have their own. Tentatively meeting at 6pm on Fridays, but this is subject to change.

President: Marten Pinnecoose
Advisor: Al Caniff
Website: Archery Club

Asian Pacific Islanders Club

Promote cultures within Asian Pacific Islanders and educate ourselves, our peers and the community in order to obtain unity through diversity, by means of our events and meetings. To create a warm and welcoming environment for all peoples.

President: Nicole Real
Vice President: Kayla Greenlee
Treasurer: Sarah McClernan
Secretary: Ann Williams
Advisor: Tim Puralewski
Website: APIC

Associated Students of Exercise and Sports Science

President: Courtny Hill
Vice President: Nick Forest


President: Michael Clayton
Vice President: Ryan Horton
Treasurer: Marcus May
Advisor/Maintenance:Loren White

Black Student Alliance

Black Student Alliance's sole purpose is to educate and promote awareness to and through our members about our culture. Learning about "The life, the ongoing struggle, and the history" of our past, and current culture. In addition, to spread unity, diversity, and fellowship through our culture, to all cultures and to accept and embrace all walks of life in and around our campus. To continually stress the importance of unity and cultural education and involvement to the student body.

President: Tomas Gipson 
Vice President: Dorian Bunn
Advisor: Amy Okafor

Website: BSA


The Western State Cheerleading team is a co-ed squad. We cheer for football games, and we promote school spirit and support all athletics at Western. Every member must have a good attitude, dedication, and motivation. We have come a long way in just a few years and we are striving to continue our success.

Website: Cheerleading

Christian Challenge

To challenge and train students to know, love, and glorify God, relying upon Him to raise up qualified disciple makers who will spread the gospel of Jesus Christ from Western to the ends of the earth.

President: Julia Atwood
Alumni Director: Joe Ricks
Advisor: Cynthia Drexel

Website: Christian Challenge

Circle K - Community Service Club

Let's spread peace out into the community! We strive to look for community service projects to be involved with in Gunnison. Want to help out? Come join us!

President: Jared James
Secretary: Victoria Gogden
Advisor: Sara Phillips

Website: Circle K

Climbing Club

Western Climbing is open to all ability levels, and focuses on local and regional climbing trips.  Western Climbing was created with the vision to bring together Western State climbers to travel and host community building events.  Come on up to the Escalante Fitness Center every Tuesday and Thursday evenings at 6pm for the club meetings.

President: Alex Pouliopoulos
Vice President: Ryan Fries
Advisor: Duncan Callahan

Website: Climbing Club

Chemistry Club

President: Danielle Lauridsen
Vice President: Matt Byrne
Secretary: Jeremiah Tyrey
Treasurer: Ben Jackson
Advisor/NES Chemestry: Jarral Ryter

Club Sports

Western State Colorado University Intercollegiate Club Sports provides the opportunity for student-athletes to participate in sporting competition against other College, University, or Club teams.  Intercollegiate Club Sports teams compete against teams across Colorado, the Rocky Mountains, and the United States.

Men's Ice Hockey Team

Women's Soccer Team

Mountain Bike/Road Cycling Team

Men's Lacrosse Team

Women's Ice Hockey Team

Freeride Ski Team

Men's Rugby Team

Women's Rugby Team

Alpine Ski Team 

Men's Soccer Team


Nordic Ski Team



Cheerleading Squad

Advisor: Duncan Callahan
Website: Club Sports

CLUE (Caring Leaders who Understand and Educate)

President: Sarah Newberry
Advisor: Jamee Case

Council for Creative Expression

Get involved in the arts and humanities, click below to find out how!
Website: Council for Creative Expression

Colorado National Association for Music Education

President: Elizabeth Richardson
Vice President: Jessica Fultz
Secretary: Kelsey Smyth
Treasurer: Elizabeth Finegan
SGA Representative: Kevin McCall
Advisor/Music: Dr. Heather Roberson

Website: Music Club

Cycling Team

President: Ben Jackson
Vice President: Caleb Woodworth
Advisor/VP Student Affairs: Gary Pierson

Dance Team

Western State Mountainettes!
President: Stephanie Cilianu

Freeride Ski Team

President: Fancesca Pavillard
Captin: Morgan Haymans
Coach: Chip Wiegand
Coach: Alex Else
Advisor/Admissions: Eric Freson

Geology Club

President: Jonathan Tree
Vice President: Charlie Magill
Secretary: Laura Brooks
Dir of Communication: Blake Eatherton
Advisor: Rob Fillmore


We are a student-led ministry that seeks to meet people wherever they are in their spiritual journeys. We are not here to judge or condemn people but to help them arrive at real answers to tough questions. Jesus has made a huge difference in each of our lives and we want to share His love with those around us.

President: Dan Parr  
Vice President: Cole Fritz
Vice President: Rachel Davenport
Advisor: Tom Burggraf

Website: Ignite

Intramural Sports

The intramural sports program is available for those interested in competing in men's and women's leagues in basketball, flag football, soccer, softball, swimming, tennis, track and field, or co-ed softball and volleyball.

Website: Intramurals

KWSB Radio

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

Program Director: Trevor Mark
Station Manager: Terry Schliesman
Advisor: Stephanie Bollini

Website: KWSB

Mana Nigame

We are the stuff you do when you can't go outside!

President: MJ Dau

Website: Mana Nigame

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 broadcasts, and pod-casts.

Student Director:  Stephanie White
Faculty Director: Mike Brooks

Website: Mountaineer Media

Mountaineer Mixed Martial Arts

President: Harrison Voegeli
Vice President: Anthony Tracy
Program Director: Brandon Donnelly
Competition Director: Keenan Walter
Finance Director: Steve Futrell
Advisor: Tina Aronin

Native American Student Council

The Native American Student Council strives to provide and enhance educational experiences and opportunities for all WSC students, Faculty, Staff, and Gunnison community. In addition, we strive to provide a forum for students to find support, understanding, interest, and awareness of Native American culture. It is our goal that the Native American Student Council will have a positive impact on Western State Colorado University campus in achieving the aforementioned objectives.

President: John Beene
Vice President: Marten Pinnecoose
Treasurer: Sarah McMlernan
Secretary: Dorathy Houle
Advisor/Art: Dr. Heather Orr

Website: NASC

Newman Club

The Newman Club is dedicated to intellectual, spiritual, and character growth through service, study, and prayer in the Catholic tradition. Students meet at St. John of the Cross Newman Center located at 600 E Georgia Ave, just south of Ute Hall. For more information about the Newman Center visit us online at

President:Elise Picard
Vice President: Kyle Smith
Secretary: Greg Giudici
Advisor/Catholic Campus Minister: Abram Muenzberg

Western Website: Newman Club


Interested in meeting new friends? Want to try a new, fun and exciting sport? Like pushing your limits? Then come chill with the WSC paintball club! Have fun playing paintball, meeting new people, and enjoying our growing community.

President: Andy Vince
Advisor: David Plante

Website: Paintball

Political and Government Club

President: Rikki Boucher
Vice President: Alexis Milles
Treasurer: Skylar Johnson
Advisor/Political Science: Maria Struble

Program Council

Program Council is a student-led group dedicated to enhancing the life of WSC students. By appropriately utilizing student fees, PC provides students with various activities and entertainment including movies, festivals, concerts, comedians, hypnotists, and a variety of other entertainment. Program Council also serves as a support system for other campus groups and clubs and for students who are trying to throw their own events.

Director: Stephanie White
Assistant Director: Lenard Duncan
Advisor: Jessica Vogan
Website: Program Council

Psychology/Psi Chi

President: Kjirsten Saver
Vice President: Kati Hall
Public Affairs: Sean Krakel
Historian: Andrea Noble
Treasurer: Alex Coy
Advisor/Psychology: Scott Cohn

Rodeo Club/Westerneers

President: Nicholas Randlett
Advisor: Deb Hindi

Sex Positive at Western

Western State Colorado University Sex Positive is a student led and faculty/staff advised group working to reduce sexual assault at Western, provide support to sexual assault victims, provide safe and positive sex messages to students and encourage dialogue on campus around responsible sexual relationships.

President: Amber Leal
Advisor:  Dan Cress

Website: Sex Positive at Western

Snowboarding Team

President: Elliott Tauscher
Vice President: Andrew Arnold
Treasurer: Hunter Knoll
Secretary: Ernie Bruss
Advisor: Greg White 

Sociology Club/AKD

President: Aurora Lindholm
Vice President: Alexa Rydquist
Sociology Professor: Dan Cress

Spectrum- Gay and Straight Alliance

Spectrum is a school sponsored club for Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Straight Alliance students. The club is also open to members of the surrounding Community. We are a relatively new club that is starting up again, so one of our main goals this year is recruiting more members. Spectrum is a great place to come and hang out with people that may be like you. It is a club that is free of judgment and a place of safety.

President: Allice Stern
Vice President: Ian Gilcherist
Secretary: Rabeka Lampton
Advisor: Anthony Miccoli
Website: Spectrum

Student Government Association

President: Haleigh Hanifen
Vice President of Internal Affairs: Katie Roos
Vice President of External Affairs: Adam Nickerson
Advisor: Gary Pierson

Website: Student Government Association

Urban Gaming

President: Alex Winter 
Vice President: Sam Bevers
Secretary: Kate Short
Treasurer: Kayla Greenlee
Advisor/WRAP, Student Affairs: Chris Luekenga

Western Association of Professional Landmen

President: Kyle Handy
Vice President: Cody Thomas
Treasurer: Levi Greanly
Secretary: Ben Clark
Advisor/Dir. PLRM: Scott Sells

Western State Colorado University Mountain Rescue

The Western State Mountain Rescue Team through training involving Wilderness search tactics, high angle rope rescue, low angle rope rescue, avalanche rescue, winter rescue, and mountain safety education. Shall strive to provide exemplary mountain rescue services, to the county of Gunnison, the state of Colorado and anywhere mountain rescue services may be needed.

Team Leader: Chris Mackie
President: Amanda Crosby
Vice President: Hannah Cottier
Treasurer: Erik Niemeyer
Support Trainer/Equipment Manager: Spencer Li
Advisor/Wilderness Pursuit Director: Janna Hansen

Website: Mountain Rescue

Western State Mountainettes

Coach/Captain: Stephanie Cilianu

Western Sustainability Coalition

Western State Colorado University is actively engaged in improving environmental awareness and resource efficiency through our campus climate commitment to achieve a 50 percent reduction in carbon emissions by 2035; our green building and renovation practices; our student-initiated sustainability grant program; and by providing outstanding opportunities in a variety of different academic programs, including environmental studies, to learn more about ourselves, our planet and the challenges of sustainability.

President: Dakota Becker 
Vice President: Ian Oster
Treasurer: Brian Goldstein
Advisor: Jeff Sellen

Western State Running Club

President: Kyle Richards
Vice President: Justin Barr
Treasurer: Partisha Wheeler
Secretary: Bash Walio
Advisor/History: Duane Vandenbush

Westerners/West Elk Wranglers

President: Gregory Giudici
Vice President:
Secretary: Rachel Tomaselli
Advisor: TBD

White Water Club

President: Ben Roemeling
Vice President: Josh Stupka
Advisor: Kyler Waller
Student Affairs: Stephanie White

The Wildlife Society

Founded in 1937, The Wildlife Society (TWS) is a professional international non-profit scientific and educational association dedicated to excellence in wildlife stewardship through science and education.

President: Trevor Francke
Vice President: Ben Musson
Treasurer: Eric Kater
Secretary: Ben Armstrong
Advisor: Dr. Patrick Magee

Website: The Wildlife Society

 Triathlon Club

President: Jamie Reilly
Vice President: Tyler Bush
Secretary: Graham Ruhmann
Advisor/Psychology: Susan Coykendal