Student Groups

Keep checking back here for updates on new groups, meetings times, and updated contact information.

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Bike Shop

The Evergreen Bike Shop is a bicycle resource center, volunteer run since 1977, dedicated to making cycling accessible and practical to everyone in the greater Olympia area. We build community by providing a welcoming communal work space, knowledgeable volunteers, and tools and parts for cyclists of all ages and skill levels to repair, maintain and promote bicycles. Members learn and teach one another by sharing knowledge and experience.

Meetings

Open when volunteers are in the Bike Shop, see Facebook page for schedule

Email

theevergreenbikeshop@gmail.com

Websites

Facebook: Evergreen Bike Shop

Black Cottonwood Collective

We aim to be a big tent for members of the Evergreen community interested in radical liberatory politics and collective action. The Black Cottonwood Collective hosts events, speakers, and workshops, to engage students in autonomous politics and provide skills for political organizing.

Meetings

Email

thebcc@riseup.net

Websites

Facebook: Black Cottonwood Collective

Instagram: Black Cottonwood Collective

Black Student Union

Evergreen's BSU is an active student group which facilitates the cultural ad social events, provides leadership opportunities, and encourages networking among African American students, faculty, and staff. Our goal is to provide a safe space that addresses the needs and concerns of all students of African and African-American descent. We strive to decolonize spaces through unity and activism. We are committed to stimulating intellectual, political, and social growth amongst our members.

Email

EvBlackStudentUnion@gmail.com

Chemistry and Other Sciences (ChAOS)

Chemistry and Other Sciences club's goal is to spread the knowledge and excitement of science to the community around us, and to reach out to anyone who wants to be a part of a community that is excited about scientific progress.

Meetings

Wednesdays @ 1:15pm - 2:35pm, SEM2 A3107

Email

evergreenchaosclub@gmail.com

Chinese Culture & Japanese Way of Tea

Introduction to Chinese and Japanese Culture

Meetings

Wednesdays @ 2 - 4pm, SEM 2 A3109

Email

evergreenchinesecultureclub@gmail.com

Websites

Facebook: Evergreen Chinese Culture Club

Clay Club

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. 

Meetings

Websites

https://www.facebook.com/TheEvergreenStateCollegePotteryClub/

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. If you are interested in applying for funding or serving on the committee, please visit our website

Email

cleanenergy@evergreen.edu

Websites

Website

Facebook

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.

Meetings

Email

tesccasv@gmail.com

Websites

Facebook: TESC CASV

Common Bread

Common Bread is a safe place for all community members to share food for the body, mind, and spirit. We have workshops, activities, and themed discussions based around community building, self care, and metaphysical exploration. We invite you to come destress and leave with broadened horizons.

Meetings

Thursdays @ 5:30 PM - 8 PM, Organic Farmhouse

Email

commonbread@gmail.com

Websites

Facebook: Common Bread

Blog: Common Bread

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.

Meetings

Wednesdays @ 2pm - 4pm, CAB 332

Websites

Website: Cooper Point Journal

Facebook: Cooper Point Journal

Dance Co-op

A weekly freeform ecstatic dance. All are welcome!

Email

irenembowen@hotmail.com

Websites

Facebook: Dance Co-Op

Earth Craft Collective (D.I.G.)

Want to experiment and practice building the new? we are here to allow us to reconnect with the essence of natural building and sustainable living practices. We provide incubation spaces that allow and foster our own authentic creative energies to come \into fruition through playful expression, skill share, and practice.

Email

EarthCraftcollective@gmail.com

Ethics in Action Coalition

The Ethics in Action Coalition is a student group on campus whose mission is to collaborate in creating the Ethics in Action Conference which will take place in March 2019. This club invites members to collectively ask what it means to ethically organize a conference, and how to create an experience for the Evergreen and Olympia community that will be both meaningful and educational. The goal of the conference itself is to provide a space to create a bridge between theory and practice, ethics and action. As members of the Ethics in Action Coalition, we will explore how to create space and organize with intention. Members have the opportunity to learn important organizational and production skills, and be a part of a community of individuals who seek to create something to offer the greater community.

Meetings

Tuesdays @ 12noon - 1pm, SEM2 D2105 || Fridays @ 12noon - 1:30pm, SEM2 D2105

Evergreen Astronomical Society

Th Evergreen Astronomical society is an studen-run college club at The Evergreen State College in Washington State with a focus on all things Astronomical and STEAM (Sience, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics). We are comprised of students, with interests ranging from old-fashioned, backyard, star-gazing, to the scientific and mathematical. We will focus on not only the stars and the wonders in the night sky but the stories and myths that bring them to life. Embracing all the sciences that surround astronomy, from astrophysics and understanding how the universe works, to finding the harmonic resonance in the infinite expanse of the cosmos that connects all life. You do not need a telescope, binoculars or any special equipment to be a member. All that is required is a wonder of our universe. Our membership is composed of people from every walk of life, from the young, new beginner to the mature and experienced. Even though we are a college club that will have regular meetings for students alone; it is our wish to share our love of the night sky with our families and communities by routinely hosting observational events, STEAM educational lectures, seminars and hands-on workshops, research opportunities, and various volunteer opportunities within our community. We will form the bridge that brings amateur astronomers of all ages and backgrounds together, creating a society of habitual stargazers. 

Email

astronomicalsociety.evergreen@gmail.com

Websites

Instagram: astronomicalsociety.evergreen

Facebook: astronomicalsociety.evergreen

Evergreen Clean Up Project

Humanity is killing the Earth faster than saving it. The Evergreen Cleanup Project fights against this by cleaning up litter piles, fundraising for sustainability, and educating the community. By leading environmental activism at Evergreen, we enforce and spread the truth that we must fight for our home.

Meetings

Wednesdays @ 6 - 7pm, CAB 313 (Big Wood Table)

Email

evergreencleanupproject@gmail.com

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. 

Email

tesccommunitygardens@gmail.com

Websites

Facebook: Evergreen Community Gardens

Evergreen Student Media Project

In 1980, The Evergreen Student Music Project was born. The project was started by a student group wherein music was composed, performed, recorded, and produced entirely by students at The Evergreen State College, culminating in the release of a vinyl record which contained the product of their hard work. In collaboration with Student Activities, Electronic Media and the Advanced Recording/ Multi-track Composition program, the ESMP still exists to this day. In more recent years the ESMP albums have moved away from the vinyl record medium to more contemporary mediums such as CD's, flash drives, and streaming services.

Email

TESCAudio@gmail.com

Websites

Blog: ESMP

Facebook: Ev. Student Media Project

Evergreen Tabletop Guild

United by our love of role playing games, The Evergreen Tabletop Guild is dedicated to creating a safe space where Evergreen students can discuss, organize, and play tabletop RPG's and story games together. Anyone is welcome to play and run any type of game! We're always welcoming new players so come and join us

Meetings

Sundays, LIB 0406 @3-6pm Tuesdays, LIB 0406 @5:30-8:30pm

Email

evergreenrpgguild@gmail.com

Websites

Facebook: Evergreen RPG Guild

Evergreen Trail Association

The Evergreen Trails Association maintains the trail system through the evergreen reserves using volunteer work parties and sustainable building practices. 

Email

buildatrail@gmail.com

Websites

Facebook

Farm Worker Justice Collective

The Farmworker Justice Solidarity Collective is a group of Evergreen State College students and community members who seek to support farm workers in their struggle for justice and quity. By following leadership from community organizations, such as Community to Community Development, we strive to work with values that align with current grassroots organizing. 

Email

FarmWorkerJusticeTESC@gmail.com

Flow Arts Club

To provide a welcoming space for students to experience flow arts, an activity of movement-based disciplines and prop manipulation. Connecting and growing as a community, welcoming all friends of all levels of experience and backgrounds. 

Meetings

Fridays @ 5-6:50 PM, COM 210

Gaming Guild

The Evergreen Gaming Guild is an organization that strives to bring our campus together in the spirit of celebration, through various gaming activities. with board games, video games, card games and more, we hopt to provide our student body with opportunities to grow closer as a community, as well as let off some steam. We welcome students of all identities, abilities, and skill levels, and have the firm belief that gaming is a recreation that should be accessible to everyone who wants to play

Meetings

Wednesdays, CAB 313 (Big Wooden Table) @3-5pm

Email

tescgamingguild@gmail.com

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.

 

Email

GeoduckUnion@evergreen.edu

Websites

Geoduck Union blog

Graphic Novel Union

The Graphic Novel Union is Evergreen's student comic group.  Our goal is to create a supportive community of students focused on the creation and discussion of comics.  We wish to bring a love of comics and appreciation for their long, troubled, and multicultural history to the Evergreen community while also providing a creative outlet for any and all students interested in the medium of comics.

Meetings

Screenings: Mondays 7-10pm in Sem 2 A1105 Regular Meetings: Wednesdays 4-6pm in Sem 2 C2107

Email

evergreengnu@gmail.com

Greener Anime Society (GRAS)

Hang out, heckle your favorite anime, discuss and debate amicably, eat cookies, and plan Chibi Chibi Con with us! GReener Anime Society, GRAS, is Evergreen's long-running anime club. We can always use more help with Chibi Chibi Con (the on-campus anime convention with 4000+ attendees we coordinate every year) and we love having more folks to stop by and talk about animation, fanworks, and their favorite shows. Yes, you can even hang out with us you watch domestic animation (we love shows like A:TLA!)

Meetings

Fridays @ 2 - 3:50 PM, Purce Hall Lecture 3

Email

evergreenchibicon@gmail.com

Websites

Blog: ChibiChibiCon.net

Facebook: Ev. GRAS

Greeners Association for Psychedelic Studies (GAPS)

The GAPS is a student group at TESC that explores the many facets of psychoactive substances. GAPS does not seek to encourage nor discourage substance use, but rather to allow the free flow of information concerning psychedelics. The club touches on topics related to spiritual use, recreational use, therapeutic and medical use, harm reduction, and the potential dangers of psychoactive substances.

Email

shadai27@evergreen.edu

Herbal Medicine Club

To provide a space for learning and sharing knowledge about herbal medicine at Evergreen

Meetings

Thursdays @ 3 - 4pm, CAB 313 'Big Wood Table'

Email

herbalmedicineclub@gmail.com

Horror Club

As a group, we are dedicated to the thematic presentation of films, in a form that provides social narrative and diverse artworks. We would like to act as a regular semblance of students who have a similar interest in film, coordinating routine meetings that allow all students to join without any expectations. Most meetings will consist of film presentation and brief introductions and analysis of films.

Email

vexostencil@yahoo.com

India: Dance and Culture

This club focuses on the history and dance culture of Odissi! Odissi is one of the oldest dance forms in the world, dating back over 2000 years. This dance and its history used to be taught at Evergreen until Spring 2017 when it was cut by the administration, but the students from the program are still passionate about continuing to learn its history. Along with Odissi, this club will reflect on the culture of India including history, religion, literature, films, music, languages (Hindi, Sanskrit,) and the importance of teaching and preserving history.

Meetings

Mondays @ 7:30pm - 10pm, COM 209

Email

evergreen.odissi@gmail.com

Websites

Facebook

Let's Keep This Short

Fostering a community that appreciates film and gives aspiring filmmakers the opportunity to bring their creative visions to life.

Meetings

Fridays @ 1 - 3pm, SEM 2 D1107

Email

evergreenlkts@gmail.com

Masters in Teaching

Teaching with an eye towards social justice is one of the starting points for the many changes that we can collectively make in this world. Join us in recognizing the power that both children and us, as teachers have to make those significant changes in the world.

Email

evergreenmit2020@evergreen.edu

MST360p

Our mission is to fight for your psyche, knocking back boredom or stress with long sticks, popcorn, and terrible films that are specially designed to destroy the intentions of even the strongest-willed professors.

 

We are MST360p.

We watch bad movies.

We ARE bad movies.

Meetings

Wednesdays 7-9 PM @ Purce Hall Lecture 3

Email

mst360p@gmail.com

Myco-Collective

The Evergreen woods are an ecologically abundant wonderland that inspire many Greeners and community members to explore. The Myco-Collective serves to bring curious people of all backgrounds together to share their experiences and help one another further understand the Fungi that inhabit our campus and the world.

Meetings

Wednesdays @ 3 - 5:30 PM, Longhouse 1007B

Email

mycocollective@gmail.com

Native Student Alliance

The Native Student Alliance (NSA) focuses on building community among Native American Students on the Evergreen Campus. Our mission is to enrich the college experience for Native Students as well as amplifying the voice and presence of Indigenous Students as it relates to the policies and culture of the Evergreen State College.

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-based shows, both straight plays and musicals. "Love the art in yourself, not yourself in the art."

Meetings

rehearsing for A Year with Frog and Toad, 4 days/week @ the COM

Email

iansuchon@gmail.com

Websites

Facebook: Perennial Players

Riot to Follow Theatre Productions

Riot to Follow Theater Productions is dedicated to entertaining, enriching, and empowering our campus and local communities by producing student originated theatrical work. We aim to provide consistent opportunities for students of TESC to discover and explore the performing arts in a fun, safe, and supportive environment.

Email

rtftheaterproductions@gmail.com

Websites

Facebook: Riot to Follow

Riot to Follow

S&A Board

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.

Email

saboard@evergreen.edu

Websites

Evergreen webpage: S&A Board

Facebook: Evergreen S&A Board

Sailing Club

The Evergreen Sailing Club is focused on maritime education. Any Evergreen State College community member interested in learning sailing basics, maritime history, and cruising techniques are eligible for instruction on Pleiades, a 59 foot tradition gaff-rigged schooner.

Email

sailing.evergeen@gmail.com

Sewing & Fiber Arts Club

The Sewing and Fiber Arts Club strives to create a community where people can come together to teach, learn, or simply just create amongst others. We hope to explore different sewing and fiber art techniques with the guidance of our members, creating a space where we can have workshops, work on projects together, or have a good old fashioned, sewing /knitting /spinning/ etc. circle. Creating in community.

Meetings

Tuesdays @ 4-6pm, SEM 2 B2105

Techno Sapiens

Techno Sapiens is a club that is geared towards creating a space to have open conversations about the technology that is emerging in our world, homes, pockets, bodies. This is a space to talk about robots, gene editing, posthumans, dystopian realities, the wheel, cell phones, Facebook, surveillance, and anything else. We will draw from events happening in the world, science fiction, and our own imaginations. This is a club to question the world we live in and the world of tomorrow. Are we prepared for it? This club seeks to raise awareness of the impact of technology on our immediate lives. A partial goal of this club is to advocate for healthy relationships with technology (after first coming to decide what that is) and then raising awareness in our greater community for us all to have relationships with technology that we choose, rather than are chosen for us.

Meetings

Mondays @ 5 pm - 6:30 pm, Lecture Hall Classroom 6

Email

wagzoe02@evergreen.edu

Websites

Facebook

The Evergreen Disc Golf Club

The Evergreen Disc Golf Club provides a fun, healthy, safe, and friendly environment for people looking to have fun by playing disc golf with fellow students. We welcome all skill levels. We work, play, and grow together.

Email

evergreendiscgolfclub@gmail.com

Websites

Facebook

The Vegan Club

The purpose of the Vegan Club is to raise awareness about animal and human rights, environmentalism, nutrition, and wellness. We aim to keep an abolitionist perspective on veganism while working to strengthen our relationship with the community and benefit our campus 

Meetings

Fridays @ 4 - 6 PM, Purce Hall Classroom 8

Email

veg.evergreen@gmail.com

washPIRG

WashPIRG Students is an independent statewide student organization that works on issues like environmental protection, consumer protection, hunger, and homelessness. For nearly 35 years students with their campus PIRG chapters have been making a real difference in people's lives and winning concrete changes to build a better world.

Email

sshames@washpirgstudents.org