campus overview

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 Government

Advisor: Heather Rikalo

Meetings: Wednesdays | 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 or by phone at 775-445-3323.

Geology Club

Advisor: Winnie Kortemeier
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!

Second-Year Nursing Club

Advisor: Heather Reardon |
Meetings: TBA

The 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 Herd

Advisor: Rebecca Bevans |
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).

Western Nevada Wildcat Vets

Advisor: John Jacobson |
Meetings: TBA 

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. 

WNC Games Club

Advisor: Jennifer Verive |
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.