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Student Clubs & Organizations


Students interested in forming a club or other organization can learn about the process from the Student Services Office in Valdez or by visiting the Student Services web page. Organizations at the Copper Basin and Cordova extension campuses are encouraged. PWSCC clubs may be formed to cater to a wide range of interests, from activist groups to club sports to quilting clubs. A limited amount of financial support is awarded each year by Student Government to student organizations who submit club approval forms early, while funding lasts. Student groups must be approved by Student Government and on record to use any college resources or facilities for meetings and events.

Multicultural Club: The Multicultural Club seeks to gather students for the purpose of exploring and celebrating cultural diversity and richness of the campus community. This group produces social events such as movie discussions, international and Native food potlucks, and other cultural activities. For more information, contact 907.834.1600.

Peer Advocates for Wellness (PAW): Amanda Hatton and Christopher Washko, Co-Advisors. PAW is a student organization dedicated to behavioral health and wellness education, as well as for providing unbiased support, personal assistance, and conflict mediation. Members undergo extensive Peer Education Certification training from the national Bacchus network of college health educators. PAW focuses on increasing students’ awareness, knowledge, and skills in promoting healthy lifestyles and transition to college life, and addresses collegiate community wellness concerns such as mental health, substance use, and sexual health. Email cwashko AT pwscc DOT edu for more information.

Phi Theta Kappa: Phi Theta Kappa is a nationally recognized honor society with the following mission: “The purpose of Phi Theta Kappa shall be to recognize and encourage scholarship among two-year college students. To achieve this purpose, Phi Theta Kappa shall provide opportunity for the development of leadership and service, for an intellectual climate for exchange of ideas and ideals, for lively fellowship for scholars, and for stimulation of interest in continuing academic excellence.” Phi Theta Kappa’s mission is two-fold: 1) to recognize and encourage the academic achievement of two-year college students and (2) to provide opportunities for individual growth and development through participation in honors, leadership, service, and fellowship programming.

Membership is based primarily on academic achievement. To be eligible, students must be admitted into an associate degree program, have completed at least 12 credit hours, and have a grade point average of 3.0. For more information contact the PTK advisor.

Archery Club: Prince William Sound Community College is proud to be the first and only college in Alaska approved by USA Archery to have a Collegiate Archery Program (CAP). USA Archery is the organization which governs the US Olympic Archery Team, and promotes target archery and other arrow sports, including Bowhunting. For more information, contact sshiell AT pwscc DOT edu.

How to form a Student Club or Organization

If you are interested in forming a student club or organization, please review the Student-club-packet (346.6 KiB) for registration procedures, useful club resources, and activity ideas. See Kate at the Help Desk, or email studentservices AT pwscc DOT edu if you have any questions.