Student Clubs

Joining an AWC Club is easy to do! Contact the club advisor today and let them know you are interested in being a member of their club.

The list of clubs is constantly updated but if you don’t see what you are looking for create your own club TODAY!

For more information email Shara Skinner or call 928-344-7581.

Club Details

Administration of Criminal Justice Studies Student

The purpose of this organization shall be to further student interest in Criminal Justice through academic, social and professional programs and activities.

Club Advisor: ( Bertha Avila )
American Sign Language Deaf and Deaf Allies (ASL DADA)

The main purpose of this club shall be to give students and members of the deaf community the opportunity to practice ASL skills and/or interaction in a fun and relaxed manner.

Club Advisor: ( Amelia Bowdell )
Arizona Western Business Group

The purpose of AWBG shall be to foster leadership development through the coordination of educational, business, and community projects.

Club Advisor: ( Kristine Duke )
Art Curiosity and Secrets

Promote awareness of the arts within the college environment. Facilitate member interaction with local and global arts community. Support and facilitate visiting artists and or other arts related events. Raise awareness of career and educational opportunities in the arts.

Club Advisor: ( Julie Floss )
Asian Club

Aid the growth and development of Arizona Western College (AWC) students through culturally, socially, and academically focused programming about the Asian and Asian American community.

Club Advisor: ( Kweiman Yang )
AWC Artificial Intelligence Club

The purpose of the Artificial Intelligence Club shall be to foster Artificial Intelligence discussion and projects that enhance the learning knowledge base of the clubs members.

Club Advisor: ( Amanda Smith )
AWC Bike Club

Encourage bicycle use on and off campus in the Yuma community by organizing rides, offering training sessions, and lobbying local agencies to create a safer cycling climate in the greater Yuma area.

Club Advisor: ( Benjamin Behunin )
AWC Polynesian Club

We promote cultural awareness of Hawai’i, other Polynesian Islands, and their people. Spread the “Aloha Spirit” across the AWC campus. Serve as a support group for incoming students from Hawai’i and other Polynesian Islands. Provide a social haven for any AWC student seeking friends. Provide spiritual as well as cultural support for those students coming from the Pacific Islands.

Club Advisor: ( Donna Taylor )
AWC Press Club

Provide activity for students interested in media arts.

Club Advisor: ( Michael Miller )
AWC Skills USA Student Chapters

Skills USA Arizona empowers its members to become world-class workers, leaders and responsible American citizens. Skills USA Arizona improves the quality of America’s skilled work force through a structured program of citizenship, leadership, employability, technical and professional skills training. Skills USA Arizona enhances the lives and careers of students, instructors and industry representatives as they strive to be champions at work.

Club Advisor: ( Pedro Ordaz )
AWC Youth Club

Assist students in becoming lifetime learners of music, acquiring choral vocal music skills. This may include ordering uniforms, performing on and off campus, community service projects, and 100% tuition grants awarded based on demonstrated individual need.

Membership Requirements: Student must be registered in AWC Youth Choir for the current academic semester.

Club Advisor: ( Laura Surguine )
CAMP Student Association (CAMPSA)

The purpose of CAMPSA shall be to foster leadership development through the coordination of educational, cultural, and community projects. CAMPSA will work toward its goal by assisting in community service activities, events or projects. Programming for student leadership development and embracing diversity.

Club Advisor: ( Rafael Encinas )
Campus Crusade for Christ (CRU)

Provide a forum for study and discussion of ideas relevant to the Christian Faith.

Club Advisor: ( Pasquale Lamaestra )
Chamber Singer's Club

Support the AWC Chamber Singers and the AWC Music Program through performances, community outreach and fund raising.

Club Advisor: ( Deltrina Grimes )
Christian Challenge

Connect fellow Christians and other Arizona Western College students to fellowship with each other and those around us, through service projects in and around Yuma, Arizona.

Club Advisor: ( Michelle Thomas )

Provide TRIO KEYS Program students participants with experiences which promote social, interaction, leadership, self-confidence, and self-advocacy.

Club Advisor: ( Laura Shepherd )
Community Health Worker Club

Support the mission of program activities, support activities and functions of interest to AWC Community Health Worker students, and to encourage self-development and support fellowship between students and local community of professional Community Health Workers.

Club Advisor: ( Kate Turpin )

CommYOUnity was formed at AWC-Yuma in partnership with AWC-San Luis this year in hopes of aiding the community. Our Slogan is “Change begins with YOU” because we believe everyone can contribute towards a change whether by a small or big gesture. Our goal is to be able to provide scholarships towards the end of the school year, make donations and bring positive change around the communities of Yuma, San Luis, Somerton and Parker.

Club Advisor: ( Ellen Riek )
Cryptocurrency Club

To expose and encourage people to learn about various types of cryptocurrency and how to use them to their advantage

Club Advisor: ( Robert Ortman )
Desert Chefs

The purpose of the club is to use the acquired skills with in the community and on campus for fundraising purpose. The goal is to strength these skills, to learn about food service and customer service. The money that the students earn is set aside and used for a culinary inspired trip.

Club Advisor: ( Sheranne Dampier )
French Club

Create a community where people can practice and see French culture and language.

Club Advisor: ( Kella Price )
Full Spectrum - GSA

Creating a BRIDGE between lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and straight people of Arizona Western College (AWC), regardless of their sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression, providing a constructive FORUM where members can express themselves without discrimination, working toward the greater understanding of all people in our community.

Club Advisor: ( Leah McKeogh )
Future Leaders of La Paz

Enhance the college experience for students attending AWC in La Paz County and the surrounding areas, to create programs and activities that will benefit the school and its student body, to develop civic engagement and leadership skills, to provide social activities and events for the membership.

Club Advisor: ( Jose Lizarrage )

Promote an understanding of culture and to share cultures among AWC students, faculty, and staff.

Club Advisor: ( Aybuke Keehn )
Informatics Club

The Club promotes a better understanding of computing and information technology through discussions, presentations and workshops. They serve as an information network for anyone interested in the broad spectrum of technology. Speakers will be invited from the industry in the Yuma County to provide perspectives on the versatility of Computer Science and Information Systems/Technology. The club gives students opportunities to experiment in a network and server mock room and manipulate Raspberry Pi devices.

Club Advisor: ( Joselyn Medina )
KEYS Student Advisory Council (K.S.A.C.)

Provide continuing KEYS Program student participants with experiences which promote experiences in social interaction, leadership, self-confidence, and self-advocacy.

Club Advisor: ( Laura Shepherd )
League of Artists

Encourage fine arts awareness and increase the art department presence at Arizona Western College and the academic community.

Club Advisor: ( Angel Luna )
M.E.Ch.A de Arizona Western College

MEChA is open to anyone who wants to get ahead in their studies and succeed during their university education. M.E.Ch.A is a student club that promotes university education, community participation, Spanish-speaking culture and Hispanic history in the United States.

Club Advisor: ( Martha Martinez )
Massage Therapy Club

Offers an opportunity for the members to fundraise money to provide field trips and contributions to further their exposure to areas of the massage therapy field. They also provide a massage therapy clinic in the spring to improve their skills in all aspects of massage treatment.

Club Advisor: ( Kathleen Turpin )
Matador Ambassadors

The Matador Ambassadors are an extension of the Admissions and Outreach staff with the purpose of bringing in new students through conducting campus tours, serving as a liaison to the college at the Welcome Center, attending recruitment events, and speaking in high school classrooms. Through all of these recruitment strategies, the ambassadors learn leadership, communication, and public speaking skills.

Membership Requirements: Ambassadors must maintain a 2.5 GPA, be enrolled in at least 6 credits (12 to be eligible for a scholarship). New ambassadors must enroll in the corresponding ORI class during their first semester. Ambassadors are required to commit at least 4 hours each week at the Welcome Center, give at least 2 tours per semester, and complete 40 hours of event participation per semester.

Club Advisor: ( Ginnellie Gutierrez )
Matador Service Club

Provide AWC students on the San Luis and Yuma campuses the opportunity to experience service learning, develop leadership skills, and contribute to their local communities.

Club Advisor: ( Susanna Zambrano )
Native American Club

Purpose of Proposed Club: To promote cultural awareness, growth and development of Arizona Western College students through socially and academically focused programming about the Native American culture and community. Additionally, the club will serve as a support system for incoming Native American Students.

Membership Requirements: Open to all AWC students

Club Advisor: ( Kenia Rodriguez )
Our Revolution

Provide students the chance to engage politically in a positive environment and tone, with an emphasis on progressive candidates and policies.

Club Advisor: ( Jane DeLaurier )
Philosophical Society

We strive to promote open inquiry, fruitful discussion, and civil debate on issues relevant to philosophy politics, values, and religion.

Club Advisor: ( David Burris )
Presidential Leadership Society

We bring the presidents of clubs together and work on goals as a group. The club main objective is to raise money for the annual fundraiser Relay for Life.

Club Advisor: ( Shara Skinner )
Radiologic Technology Club

We are a group of enthusiastic individuals who are working together to reach our goal of becoming Registered Radiologic Technologists through fundraising and school activities. As a club we are looking to promote and encourage participation in community affairs and activities toward health care and wellness as well as promote Radiologic Technology as a career.

Club Advisor: ( Victoria Holas )
Rebuttal Club

We educate and debate about controversial topics in a decorum manner.

Club Advisor: ( Cindy Marchant )
Residence Hall Association

RHA is a student-run organization whose purpose is to bring the Residence Halls together to become one community; provide an opportunity for every resident to have a voice, offer more programming and to develop school spirit.

Club Advisor: ( Rocio Napoles )
Running Club

The purpose of this club shall be to encourage AWC students to be physically active.

Club Advisor: ( Kella Price )

To create a space for students to dance salsa, as well as other Latin dances, on campus in a safe environment that encourages positive cultural exchange. This club will also support a dance team that will represent AWC Latin dancers.

Club Advisor: ( Sarah Snyder )
San Luis Conversation Club

The goal of the Organization shall be provide students a safe space to practice and enhance their conversation skills.

Club Advisor: ( Omar Heredia )
Science Club

We strive to promote the fascinating world of science and encourage scientific literacy.

Club Advisor: ( Joann Chang )
Sigma Beta Chapter of Phi Theta Kappa

The purpose of Phi Theta Kappa is to recognize and encourage scholarship among associate degree students. To achieve the purpose, Phi Theta Kappa provides opportunity for the development of leadership and service, for an intellectual climate to exchange ideas and ideals, for lively fellowship for scholars, and for stimulation of interest in continuing academic excellence.

Club Advisor: ( Light Bryant )
Somerton and San Luis Rotaract Club

The purpose of AWC Somerton & San Luis Rotaract shall be to provide cultural and leadership opportunities for AWC students through the coordination of educational and community projects.

Club Advisor: ( Maria Guzman-Ramirez )
Student Activities Board

SAB aims to provide activities for the student body to promote healthy and positive social interaction.

Club Advisor: ( Shara Skinner )
Student Government Association

The AWC Student Government Association is an organized body of students that represent student interests by advocating student concerns, promoting a community atmosphere at AWC and improving student life by providing a variety of activities.

Club Advisor: ( Shara Skinner )
Student Health Advocates

The purpose of the Student Health Advocates club is to create and foster a more inclusive and equitable campus through health awareness education and promotion.

Membership Requirements: Interest, dedication, active participation, contribution and attendance at meetings and club activities, professional representation of the club.

Club Advisor: ( Christine Rouff )
Student Nurses Association

We are a networking group providing nursing information to the community.

Club Advisor: ( Kristin Little )
Student to Teacher Association

The mission of the STA is to create a bridge between college and career experiences through community, service projects, professional conferences and charity events. We pledge to build sustainable endowments through awards of our available funds, these will help and support our College Students as well as enhance the early learning experiences of young children. Association members are provided with the opportunity to expand their understanding of their responsibilities to their society as pedagogy professionals, as leaders, through investment in the education of our youth, as well as identify and prepare themselves through self-development.

Club Advisor: ( Crystal Renteria )
Student Veterans and Service Member Organization

A recognized AWC student club that provides networking, social assistance, and leadership development throughout the college experience.

Club Advisor: ( Rebecca Cordero-Torres )
Super Smash Bros (SSB)

The purpose is to create Super Smash Bros related events in AWC such as Tournaments as well as meetings to coexist between students. Also the purpose of SSB is to grow the Super Smash Bros community here in Yuma and try to be proficient in the video game and attend big tournaments in the United States.

Club Advisor: ( Daniel Cervantes Avalos )
Table Tennis

To develop and hone the individual skill and proficiency of each respective member to instill solid understanding of the rules that comprise the fundamentals of table tennis.This club will focus on honing the talents and abilities of players ranging anywhere from beginner to advanced skill who are looking to become proficient in the sport in a competitive environment that will have them work with each other to grow more throughout the current semester and the ones to come. The club will have positions comprising of President, Vice President, Treasurer, Secretary, and an intermediate coach.   

Membership Requirements: The requirements to register for the table tennis club will be minimal. The prospecting members shall be Arizona Western College students. Also they will have to be ready to participate in playing at least once a week during the respective semester.

Club Advisor: ( Daniel Russow )
The Gamers' Guild

To foster a community of gamers in South Yuma County.

Club Advisor: ( Aaron Koopmann )
Theatre Club

The purpose is to enrich, entertain, and educate the Arizona Western College student body through dramatic arts. Hope to accomplish the aforementioned tasks through supporting the AWC Theatre Department, promoting theatre both on campus and in the community, and informing the student body on the benefits of theatre as well as how they can become involved in the program.

Club Advisor: ( Ann Wilkinson )
Transfer and Academic Services Club

The purpose is to assist students in planning for their transition to a four-year institution by providing peer support, up to date information, community service and multiple educational opportunities.

Club Advisor: ( Angela Amezega )
WEST Western Engineering Science

Membership shall be open to all current Arizona Western College students and must comply with federal laws prohibiting discrimination on the basis of race, sex, handicap, age, sexual orientation, or political or religious affiliation. Compliance with these laws means that membership, benefits, and the election of officers will not be made on the basis of these factors.

Club Advisor: ( Iordanis Moustakidis )
Yuma County Collegiate Young Farmers and Ranchers

A program of the Yuma County Farm Bureau which exists to support students engages in agriculture, enhance members’ education and develop future leaders for the organization and agriculture industry.

Club Advisor: ( Leigh Loughead )
Yuma Young Adults

Yuma Young Adults is a multicultural student organization centering in promoting community service, student leadership, cultural and artistic awareness.

Club Advisor: ( Antonio Carillo )