Clubs & Organizations
Part of the college experience is meeting new people with common interests while attending classes. Thankfully, there’s a wide variety of clubs you can check out that indulge your interests, help develop new ones and provide a pathway to your career!
Associated Students of Western Nevada Student GovernmentAdvisor: Heather Rikalo | Heather.Rikalo@wnc.edu
Meetings: Thursdays | 3pm 5pm | DINI 105
The Associated Students of Western Nevada (ASWN), otherwise known as student government, is an elected group of students who represent the student body of Western Nevada College. These students, who attend the Carson City, Douglas and Fallon campuses, coordinate student activities and organizations, and help assess student needs.
Any student who is enrolled at WNC can be a member of the ASWN.
If you have any questions about the ASWN or how we can help you, please feel free to contact us at ASWN@wnc.edu or by phone at 775-445-3323.
Advisor: Winnie Kortemeier | Winnie.Kortemeier@wnc.edu
Meetings: First Thursday of the Month | 3:30pm | Bristlecone 329
The Geology Club brings together all students with an interest in rocks, minerals, or geology in general. We seek to provide field experiences for members to see rocks in the wild, and we regularly invite WNC geology alumni to meet with us to offer insight into transfer experiences. We organize a Rock and Mineral Sale each fall to raise funds for a WNC Geology Scholarship, and regularly host or attend speaker events at WNC or at nearby colleges and universities. Bring your rock hammer and hand lens and come join us!
Indigenous Student Association Of Western Nevada College
Indigenous Student Association (ISA) recognizes the importance of supporting our Indigenous students by listening to their needs, accepting their feedback, and building the Association around them. Our goal is to create a welcoming environment and a sense of community among Indigenous students, providing guidance and support to them through their educational journey at Western Nevada College. We welcome students currently in high school all the way up to our Elders to be part of our Indigenous Student Association.
LGBTQIA+ AllianceAdvisor: Claire McCully | Claire.McCully@wnc.edu
Meetings: TBA | TBA | TBA
The WNC LGBTQIA Alliance works to create a safe and inclusive environment on our campus for people of all sexual orientations and for those who are gender non-conforming or transgender. We seek to build awareness of challenges facing LGBTQIA people. We also seek to improve dialogue and understanding with those outside the LGBTGQIA community, and we want to continue important conversations within it. The LGBTQIA Alliance participates in events such as the GLSEN Day of Silence, the GLSEN Solidarity Week, the Transgender day of Remembrance and the Transgender Day of Visibility. WNC LGBTQIA Alliance strives to ensure that each member of our college community is affirmed, valued and respected, regardless of sexual orientation, gender identity, and/or expression.
National Student Nurses Association (NSNA)Advisor: Debi Ingraffia-Strong | Deborah.Ingraffia@wnc.edu
Meetings: TBA | TBA | REYNOLDS 103
NSNA is dedicated to fostering the professional development of nursing students. NSNAs mission is to mentor students preparing for initial licensure as registered nurses, and to convey the standards, ethics, and skills that students will need as responsible and accountable leaders and members of the profession.
Founded in 1952, NSNA is a nonprofit organization for students enrolled in associate, baccalaureate, diploma, and generic graduate nursing programs. It is dedicated to fostering the professional development of nursing students.
Phi Theta Kappa Honor SocietyCarson City Chapter-Alpha Upsilon Beta and Fallon Chapter- Beta Theta Iota Chapter
Advisor: Geraldine Pope | Geraldine.Pope@wnc.edu
Meetings: TBA | TBA | TBA
The members of Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society, we dedicate ourselves to the ideas that academic excellence among college students will be recognized and celebrated; that opportunities to grow as scholars and leaders will be provided; that the exchange of ideas and ideals will be encouraged; and that members will be inspired to achieve their educational goals. We believe that membership in Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society is in recognition of our persistence and academic achievement, and we celebrate the Hallmarks of Phi Theta Kappa as being those of Scholarship, Leadership, Service, and Fellowship.
Second-Year Nursing Club
Advisor: Edda Gibson | Edda.Gibson@wnc.edu
Meetings: 2nd Wednesday Each Month | 2pm 1pm | REYNOLDS 103The Second-Year Nursing Club fosters a sense of community through positive professional, personal, and educational relationships for its members. It promotes professional development for its members while enhancing the public perception of the Western Nevada College Nursing Program. This club creates opportunities for its members to give back to the community, while ensuring a memorable graduation experience for every student.
The Nerd HerdAdvisor: Rebecca Bevans | Rebecca.Bevans@wnc.edu
Meetings: Every Other Wednesday | 11am 12pm | DINI 210
The Nerd Herd was formed to represent the WNC Homeschool Cohort. Club members meet bi-weekly to plan events, hang out as friends, and make connections on campus. The club motto is Youth Education Ensuring Tomorrow (YEET).
The Psychology Club
Advisor: Rebecca Bevans | Rebecca.Bevans@wnc.edu
Meetings: Wednesdays | 4pm 5pm | DINI Library Media Space
The Psychology Clubs mission is to provide rewarding academic and social opportunities and support services for all WNC students and alumni. In addition, providing unique educational and social experiences ((i.e.) professional career development conferences and or professional local and national associations within the field of psychology) for students with an interest in psychology and or thinking about pursuing a degree in psychology or fields psychological in nature.
Western Nevada Wildcat Vets
Advisor: TBA | TBA
Meetings: TBA | TBA | TBA
We, the student veterans of Western Nevada College and supporters, have come together in order to advance the quality of life and education for student veterans. We have organized in order to aid our brothers and sisters who have shared our uniforms and sacrifices in service to our great country.
We have never forgotten one of the primary pillars that our service has taught us, leave no man behind, which is exemplified in our motto Veterans Helping Veterans. We have organized because we understand that a singular voice can be lost in the fray, but with our voices united we have the power to elicit change. We have gathered to foster the spirit of comradeship and cooperation among our fellow veterans and community.
Advisor: Sarah Lobsinger | Sarah.Lobsinger@wnc.edu
Meetings: Last Monday of the Month | 5:45pm | DINI Student Center Lobby
The Wildcat TEACH club is a great way for WNC students to get involved, connect with other students pursuing education degrees, access campus resources, and participate in social activities. Club members and interested students will learn more about education and leadership, be present in the community, and help promote the benefits of being a WNC Wildcat!
WNC Chess and Board Games Club
Advisor: Noah Hanson | Noah.Hanson@wnc.edu
Meetings: Fridays | 12:00pm | DINI 107 Student Center Game Room
The WNC Chess and Board Games Club seek to provide fellowship, enrichment, and entertainment to the students of Western Nevada College through chess and board game play.
WNC Fallon History Club
Advisor: Joseph Bell | Joseph.Bell@wnc.edu
Meetings: TBA | TBA | Fallon Campus
The History Clubs goal is to help students, of any year and major, explore their historical interests and interact with lovers of history on campus. The History Club is planning a year full of on campus events, trivia, debate, and other opportunities.
WNC Games Club
Advisor: Jennifer Verive | Jennifer.Verive@wnc.edu
Meetings: Varies join our Discord server to connect, play, and get info
The WNC Games Club is an excellent place to socialize and find new friends who share a common interest in gaming. The club strives to create an inclusive and welcoming community for gamers. Although focused on video gaming, all types of gaming are welcome. Activities such as informal meet-ups, online game nights, D&D, and casual yet competitive tournaments are open to all members of the WNC community as well as the public. Future activities may include building an esports team to compete for prizes in more formal tournaments.
To get an invite to WNC Games Club Discord server or for more info, please email Jennifer at firstname.lastname@example.org.
WNC Social Work Club
Advisor: Roswell Allen | Roswell.Allen@wnc.edu
Meetings: Tuesdays | 5:30pm 6:30pm | Cedar Room 312
The WNC Social Work Club will benefit the entire WNC campus by providing a place for students, pursuing social work as a career, to collaborate, get involved early, and learn about the 3 in 1 Social Work Program at WNC. In addition to becoming informed, this club will help students stay engaged at the college, create support systems, and discover their love for social work. Students not in the social work program are encouraged to attend meetings.
Advisor: Dave Riske | Dave.Riske@wnc.edu
Meetings: TBA | TBA | TBA
The Purpose of WNCyber is to promote cyber security and information protection at WNC and to include students and members of the community. To teach the current tools used in offensive and defensive techniques and methods in order to learn and defend against all online threats. To field a team to compete in Capture the Flag (CTF) and Cyber Olympic events around the country. To have fun and build relationships that promote an environment of creativity and discussion.
Advisor: Claire McCully | Claire.McCully@wnc.edu
Meetings: TBA | TBA | TBA
Word Syndicate is a group for students and other members of our campus community who share a passion for language and who wish to perform poetry and spoken word. The group will support members of the WNC campus who wish to develop their word craft, theirskills in performing arts, and who seek to participate in poetry slam competitions and open mic events. Members of this club will practice spoken word on our local campus and through regional opportunities. Group members may possibly collaborate with the Bristlecone Press as well as Lone Mountain Writers. Ultimately, this is a group for students who seek to empower their voices by performing their original work in front of an audience.