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Student Life

Student Clubs

How can your involvement benefit you and your campus?
CWU Westside Centers enroll about 2,125 students a year and we encourage you to get involved with creating, leading, or being a member of a student club. Student clubs are an exciting opportunity for you to enhance your leadership skills, engage in professional development, and network with peers, faculty, and the community.
Westside Student Life can help you form or join a club, plan and implement a campus-wide activity, sponsor a club event, and more.  An additional benefit of being an officially recognized club is having access to $500/year to support club activities and events.
Club Purpose
The purpose of clubs is to provide students with opportunities and experiences that develop leadership skills and make connections to their academic studies.
What Does a Club Do?
Clubs are created, developed and run by CWU Westside students. Some clubs are directly connected with academic programs, while other clubs were developed based on students’ personal interests.  Clubs may seek funding from Westside Student Life to host events for students at their campus. Clubs typically meet weekly and are run by the clubs’ governing body.

How to Start a Club
All student clubs must be officially recognized by the ASCWU Board of Directors (student government); after recognition, a club account is set up through the University.

To get started:

  1. Find four other students interested in being charter members
  2. Identify a CWU faculty/staff member willing to serve as advisor
  3. Complete the Westside Club Recognition Packet
  4. Complete a club constitution and bylaws


Complete by filling out the PDF forms and submit all documents to Ashlee Norris, Associate Director for Westside Student Life at For students attending Lynnwood and Everett Centers, submit all documents to Zack Kramer, Student Life Resource Manager at


How to Request Funding For a Club
All Central Washington University chartered student clubs may request an annual maximum of $500 Services and Activities (S&A) funds to support club sponsored events and activities. Clubs may only request what they anticipate spending based on detailed estimates. Download the complete form online.


Current Clubs

Psychology ClubDes Moines
Society of Student AccountantsDes Moines & Lynnwood
Law & Justice ClubDes Moines & Pierce County
Teachers of Tomorrow's EducationPierce County
Student Transfer SupportLynnwood
Soccer Enthusiast ClubLynnwood