Student groups are now getting registered for the 2016-2017 school year. Keep checking back here for updates on new groups, meetings times, and updated contact information.
If you are interested in recreational sports or other athletic activities, contact the CRC about sports and recreation clubs.
All God's People
All God's People is a multi-ethnic community on campus exploring spirituality by looking at the life of Jesus. We do this through weekly meetings together for discussion with activities to further process what we are discovering as well as small groups to promote growth and physical, spiritual, and social well being. We welcome people with any background or beliefs.
The Evergreen Bike Shop is a student-led, community-run, do-it-yourself bike shop that is open to the entire Olympia area. Our goal is to provide various resources to the community in order to promote cycling as an active lifestyle as well as educate people regarding alternative transportation issues. The shop provides an alternative to the often prohibitive nature of bike repair and culture both in financial cost and accessibility. By maintaining a free learning environment where anyone, student or not, can develop skills of bike self-reliance, the shop encourages a developing ethic of environmental and social consciousness.
Campus Food Coalition
The Campus Food Coalition provides a forum for the Evergreen community to address food stores on campus as a focal point for issues that impact folks regionally, nationally, and internationally. We promote community ethics and sustainability goals via our campus food system.
Chemistry and Other Sciences (ChAOS)
The Evergreen Chemistry and Other Sciences club's principle functions are a) to foster opportunities for students of science at The Evergreen State College to get involved in community and professional activities, b) to support and promote science education, especially as it relates to sustainable practices, both in the Evergreen and broader South Sound community. Finally, the club will play an important role in the social facet of the student body, engendering a sense of community among science students at Evergreen.
Evergreen Circus Resurgence is an inclusive student group devoted to the practice of circus arts. We are an open forum that welcomes people of all skill levels to play, practice, learn and teach at our weekly meetings. We provide the equipment, encouragement, and environment for everyone from seasoned professionals to absolute beginners to feel comfortable trying new tricks and honing their craft.
Our mission is to provide a safe space for beginner and intermiedate clay artists alike to share a community space that provides learning opportunities, i.e. workshops, guest artist lectures, and special firing events. We hope to provide opportunities to the community to grow in their skills and find a new passion.
Clean Energy Committee
The mission of the Clean Energy Committee is to support the success of energy efficiency, renewable energy, and resource conservation at Evergreen. The Clean Energy Committee is a group of students collaborating with campus staff and faculty. It carries the responsibility of representing the student body while appropriating the Clean Energy Fund. This fund was established by the students of Evergreen State College to fuel the progress of renewable energy in the Northwest.
Coalition Against Sexual Violence (CASV)
We strive to provide peer advocacy and resources for survivors of sexual assault,domestic violence, and emotional abuse at TESC. We will also train students every year about advocacy and provide workshops about sexual violence and domestic violence consent. These resources are open to folks of all genders, orientations, and identities. We work to create a safer, educated campus community.
Common Bread is a culturally diverse student group on campus aiming to create a safe haven to honor the spiritual journey. We hope to create a contemplative still point in our ever turning world. We share food, wisdom, and experience through group discussions and creative explorations. Our biggest goal is to make sure every voice is heard, and every soul is nourished.
Cooper Point Journal
Cooper Point Journal organization members commit their efforts to two primary purposes: compiling submissions from students at large to create a newspaper that focuses on and reflects the student citizens of The Evergreen State College and examines how matters, particularly within the college, affect and involve students. The newspaper - also named Cooper Point Journal - serves as a medium for informing and entertaining students and as a forum for the ideas and opinions of students and others.The learning laboratory aspect of the CPJ organization manifests itself by developing and maintaining effective and responsible managing of operations and finances of an endeavor (newspaper) organization, as well as dealing with such life challenges as organizing efforts to develop and maintain an inclusive organization, establishing a group culture of inclusive and responsible decision making, personal and collective accountability, leadership that focuses of fulfilling organization goals and objectives by fostering an environment of consensus and cooperation rather than focusing on the decision-making authority and responsibilities of leadership, confronting injustice and discrimination.
Our mission is to hold space for embodiment and authentic expression through dance, music, and movement.
Embodied Arts Tribe (EAT)
The Embodied Arts Tribe (EAT) is dedicated to cultivating a space for Evergreen students and community to learn, explore, and enjoy somatic movement, butoh dance and and movement meditation practices. Our classes and workshops offer a unique opportunity to explore, awaken, and become empowered within our body-mind, through meditative exercises that open the doors to deeper levels of expression, embodiment, and self-discovery.
Evergreen Animal Agriculture Collective
The mission of Evergreen Animal Agriculture Collective is to create and encourage opportunities for experimental and practical learning in animal agriculture to Evergreen students.
Evergreen Chinese Culture Club
We are passionate about facilitating a student group that will allow Evergreen students and community members to experience, share and learn about Chinese culture. In this group we will explore subjects such as Tai Chi and Qi Gong, tea culture, Chinese arts, cuisines and Daoism and other philosophies.
Evergreen Community Gardens
Our mission is to maintain a shared space for the Evergreen and greater community to practice organic gardening. The Evergreen Community Gardens will provide the tools and seeds for success, both literally and metaphorically. We organize workshops and work-parties emphasizing responsible, ecological gardening practices and the importance of local food systems. The Evergreen Community Gardens aims to form a strong and supportive community of gardeners that will all learn, teach and grow together. The group also strives to strengthen the bonds between Evergreen, Evergreen alumni, and the surrounding community, and to instill the love of organic gardening in new gardeners which will hopefully last a lifetime.
We are a safe space for pagan Evergreen students and alumni. We help connect members to the local pagan community and provide support. We also provide educational workshops for those interested in psychic training and/or meditations.
Evergreen Players' Club
The Evergreen Players' Club exists to support the Magic: The Gathering club community. Holding a consistent space for Magic: The Gathering players to meet and build skills from beginner level to competitive level. The club will host magic events and build a collection of cards to support the above. Overall we're here to have fun. Lunch time Magic happens on demand.
Evergreen RPG Guild
United by our love of role playing games, The Evergreen RPG Guild is dedicated to creating a safe space where Evergreen students can discuss, organize, and play tabletop RPG's together. We're always welcoming new players so come and join us!
Evergreen Shellfish Club
The mission of the Evergreen Shellfish Club is to provide a hands-on, educational experience through shellfish aquaculture and wild harvest; to develop and maintain a strong commitment to water quality and our access to healthy marine resources.
Evergreen State Permaculture
Evergreen State Permaculture utilizes and stewards Demeter's Garden --a student-run permaculture demonstration site near The Organic Farm. Aside from completing general maintenance in the garden, it is used to experiment with perennial polycultures and work towards implementing the master plan.
Evergreen Student Veterans Organization
The Evergreen Student Veterans Organization's mission is to create a safe space for Veterans and thier families, and we will provide resources and connections for student Veterans. The Evergreen Student Veterans Organization will advocate for student Veterans' rights.
Evergreen Young Democrats
To promote progressive policies and leaders, and to civically engage our campus through a variety of activities. We wish to incite discussion and dialogue about social justice, economic, and polotical conditions that perpetuate and legitimize current power structures.
Film Club is here to appreciate the power and beauty of movies. There are many different approaches to presenting visual image. Film combines self expression, technology and imagination to move viewers emotionally, and film club wants to acknowledge that.
Generation Friends Comedy Arts Coalition
Generation Friends comedy arts coalition is evergreen's student comedy troupe. Our goal is to create a community on campus of students engaged in sketch comedy, stand-up comedy, and improvisation. We strive to provide the evergreen community with various forms of entertainment while simultaneously creating a supportive environment for aspiring writers, actors, and directors. Our focus is not only to offer valuable training and experience to students interested in pursuing comedy as a career, but also to provide a creative outlet for any and all students who just want to make people laugh.
Geoduck Campus Games
We host the most unique and exciting theme and team-based games and related themed events for students to play on the Evergreen campus.
Geoduck Student Union
The Geoduck Union is the official representation of the student body at The Evergreen State College. The Union is committed to unifying students across all Evergreen campuses, serving their interests at the local, state, and national levels and empowering all students to participate in positive social and political chance while fostering a fair and diverse community. The Union works to improve student quality of life by advocating for students' rights and needs, facilitating communication among students, and ensuring a fair balance of power among faculty, staff, administration and students.
Giant Robot Appreciation Society (GRAS)
To spread the love of anime to the community!!!
Graphic Novel Union
The GNU is an arts and media club focused on the creation and celebration of comics. Writers, illustrators, artists of all kinds, and comics enthusiasts can expect to collaborate on independent comics and discuss all forms of sequential art from around the world. The club offers reading materials and art supplies for its members, and produces at least one zine a year.
Greener P.A.W.S. (Predator and Wildlife Support)
As citizens who recognize the vital role that predators such as wolves, bears, big cats, and coyotes play in maintaining a healthy ecosystem, we will advocate for their protection.
Greeners Association for Psychedelic Studies (GAPS)
The Greeners Association for Psychedelic Studies (GAPS) is a group devoted to discussing the value of psychedelics for medical, therapeutic, spiritual, and scientific application. We are not here to encourage or discourage substance use but rather to allow the free flow of information. Our weekly meetings consist of presentations from members, documentaries, risk reduction information, and lively discussion. All are welcome to attend. We hope you will come explore with us.
Hui o Pasifika
Hui o Pasifika strives to celebrate and educate others about Pacific Islander culture and issues through food, art, workshops, and other events.
Ladies in Tech
Ladies in Tech (LiT) is committed to creating a welcoming and safe community for those who feel under represented in the technology industry and for those who are committed to diversifying the field by providing learning and career resources and workshops to help it's members succeed in school, gain experience and find employment after college. In addition, LiT has a dedicated resource, the GNU-E-Ducks, for those who are particularly interested in learning about cyber security. Facebook: Evergreen Ladies in Tech (Lit)
Master in Teaching Student Association
The mission of the Master in Teaching Student Association is to enhance teacher preparation at the Evergreen State College by providing extracurricular services to future educators that support them in their pre-professional development.
Masters of Environmental Studies Association
The Masters of Environmental Studies Association (MESA) is committed to supporting MES students in their professional development. We also organize the annual Rachel Carson Forum, which provides a public space to raise important environmental concerns within our community.
We build, paint, and then battle minitures in a clan style. We welcome all to come join and play for a clan or solo. Among the Generals we need builders, painters, and people who just want to hang out.
Movimiento Estudiantil Xican@ de Aztlan (MEXA)
Movimento Estudiantil Xican@ de Aztlan (MEXA) is a student organization that promotes higher education, cultura, and historia. MEXA de Evergreen strives to expand the definition of Xicanismo to encompass the struggle of everyone who relates to our cause. MEXA was founded on the principles of self-determination for the liberation of our people
Perennial Players Theatre Troupe
Perennial Players is first and foremost, art with a meaning. Our goal is to create art through theatre that impacts the people who see the shows in one way or another. We have a focus on social justice shows, both straight plays and musicals. "Love the art in yourself, not yourself in the art."
The mission of ReCAP (formally the Women's Resource Center) is to promote and advocate for gender equity and social justice on campus and in the larger community. Our office strives to be a safe place to get information and connect with campus and community services. We provide free menstrual supplies, safe sex supplies, pregnancy tests, educational resources, and reading material for check-out.
Riot to Follow Theater Productions
Riot to Follow aims to provide an inclusive, professional, and student driven theater experience for everyone on our campus. We provide opportunities for students from all majors and experience levels. We aim to make all of our shows free for students and the surrounding Olympia community, so as to be better able to spread and celebrate theater!
The S&A Board is the student committee that allocates Services and Activities fees to all of the organizations you see here. This student committee renews itself annually and seeks new members every Fall.
Students for Justice in Palestine
Evergreen Students for Justice in Palestine supports a just and fair resolution to the Israel/Palestine conflict. SJP seeks to undermine the Israeli ethnic cleansing and occupation of Palestine through engagement in Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions movement and by organizing educational events and exhibits.
The Evergreen Musicians Guild
Our mission is to foster the all-ages DIY music scene for students living on campus by providing a safe space where creative expression is encouraged.
WashPIRG - Evergreen Chapter
WashPIRG aims to promote an ethic of civic responsibility by actively engaging students in a broad range of social issues through a program of civic engagement, public interest research and advocacy.
Women of Color Coalition (WOCC)
The purpose of the Women of Color Coalition (WOCC) is to connect all persons who identify as women of color and desire community, including gender non-conforming and non-binary identities. We plan to create community enrichment through events, activities, and spaces for women of color and their allies who are interested in equitable relationship building. Our intention is to develop an environment that allows for us to come together in solidarity and empower one another through cultural, educational and entertaining meeting and events. We aim to be a resource for students who want to explore identity and create visibility for women of color in our community, and provide personal time as well as exploring written work by women of color. We strive to utilize WOCC to educate and empower our members in honoring unique experiences, common ground, and celebrating cultural ties to support each other navigating our campus community.
Write/Hear is an on campus writing support group (separate from the Writing Center) where members meet weekly in a non-academic setting to share, work, create and collaborate in a low-stress setting. Our goal is to foster creativity through routine sessions and new prompts. We hope to help empower each other's authorship through active practice and oral presentation. Members participate in weekly meetings, provide a strong foundation of support, and find methods of overcoming artistic stagnation, or "writer's block."