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
Promoting health and active minds on campus.
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.
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.
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.
Associated Students of Exercise and Sports Science
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.
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.
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.
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!
Website: Circle K
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.
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.
CLUE (Caring Leaders who Understand and Educate)
Get involved in the arts and humanities, click below to find out how!
Website: Council for Creative Expression
Western State Mountainettes!
President: Stephanie Cilianu
Freeride Ski Team
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.
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.
KWSB 91.1 FM provides experiential learning for Western students with an up-to-date production facility. LISTEN LIVE TO KWSB 91.1 FM
We are the stuff you do when you can't go outside!
President: MJ Dau
Website: Mana Nigame
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.
Website: Mountaineer Media
Mountaineer Mixed Martial Arts
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.
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 CatholicMountaineers.org.
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
Political and Government Club
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.
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.
Website: Sex Positive at Western
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.
Student Government Association
Website: Student Government Association
Western Association of Professional Landmen
WSCU 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.
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.
Western State Running Club
Westerners/West Elk Wranglers
President: Gregory Giudici
Secretary: Rachel Tomaselli
White Water Club
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.
Website: The Wildlife Society