Student Clubs and Organizations

Art Club

OSU-Cascades Art Club’s mission is to promote creativity and design-centered thinking for students of all backgrounds, majors, and class standings. This goal will be achieved through on campus events, local events, and by attending regional conferences. We want to inspire students to be creative and think about design, especially if they don’t consider themselves artists or art majors.

Student Contact: Tessa Moody

Advisor: Kiel Fletcher

Association of Energy Engineers Cascades Chapter (AEE)

Our mission is to help those with an interest in engineering learn about the different disciplines of engineering, provide information and resources for AEE engineering certifications, establish student connections with local employers through networking opportunities such as guest presentations and facilities tours, and to increase community awareness of OSU Cascades’ Energy Systems Engineering program.
Advisor: Rebecca Webb

Business Club

The values of the club are to extend throughout the business community of Bend and its surrounding counterparts. The services offered support the students in the aspect of networking locally and providing a unique perspective of the industrial complexities found in real world experience.

Student Contact: Wesley Peterson

Advisor: Kim Vierra

Cascades Cycling & Sport Club 

The purpose of the OSU-Cascades Cycling club is to provide students a means with which to participate, train and/or compete in road biking, mountain biking, and cyclocross within the growing sport of collegiate cycling. Furthermore, we wish to stimulate interest in collegiate cycling among our community by creating and participating in community events and service opportunities.

Student Contact: Meghan Sexton
Advisor: Kyle Webb

Cascades Gaming Club

The purpose of the Cascades Gaming Club is to form a gaming community that will be inclusive and respectful to all students that wish to join. We provide games/consoles that students may not have access to, along with the ability to play with other students in a friendly and/or competitive manner. We also have added Virtual Reality to our list of services for new experiences at our events.

Student Contact: Ethan Weikel

Advisor: Yong Bakos

Cascades Student Sustainability Initiative Club (CSSI)

CSSI fosters student engagement in sustainability within the OSU Cascades community. CSSI provides and promotes opportunities for its members to get involved with campus sustainability initiatives. CSSI aims to raise environmental awareness and create behavioral change within the student body and OSU Cascades to create a sustainable culture, with the ultimate goal of creating a truly sustainable campus and improving social/environmental justice for all. CSSI is open to students of any major with an interest in learning about sustainability and working on campus projects.

Student Contact: Megan Bolt
Advisor: Nathan Moses

Cultured Club (Pending)

The mission of Cultured Club is to give students hands-on opportunities to work on fermentation projects.  Through our shared interest in fermentation, the Cultured Club will engage on campus, host events, and educate others about the wonderful benefits of fermentation.

Student Contact: Taylor Graham

Advisor: Nick Dahl

Gardening Club (Pending)

To provide a sense of community at OSU-Cascades for students who share a passion for gardening, civic duty, and to provide education to those who want to learn about the natural world and how to live a sustainable life.

Student Contact: Alex Zaiser

Advisor: Sharon Van Dusen

Pre-Health Sciences Club

The mission of the Pre-Health Sciences Club is to provide knowledge to our members about career or volunteer opportunities. This will be accomplished by partnering with advisors and career center associates to bring in speakers. We support students and members by providing opportunities to get involved within the community or touring local medical schools for experience. This will be accomplished by providing all students with equal opportunities during every event or meeting.

Pre-Health Sciences Club Blog

Student Contact: Abby Teal
Advisor: Pat Ball

Paddle Club

The Cascades Paddle Club is to provide students a means with which to participate in different paddle sports. The aim is to also provide a sense of community at Cascades for students who share a passion or an interest for paddle sports.

Student Contact: Kelsey Abbott

Advisor: Julia Conrad

Rock Climbing Club 

The mission of OSU Cascades Rock Climbing Club is to provide a safe, fun, learning environment for our members. We offer accessibility to the Bend Rock Gym and teach about rock climbing techniques and skills. Members can expect to learn how to belay, top-rope, boulder, and more. The club offers both indoor and outdoor group climbs. OSU Cascades Rock Climbing Club is a great way for new students to get involved and meet new people. Everyone is welcome to join regardless of climbing experience.

Student Contact: Connor Park
Advisor: Andrew Hawley

Rock Climbing Sports Club (Competitive)

Our purpose is to create a team that helps students take their rock climbing skills to the next level and provide them with competition experience. The mission of OSU-Cascades Rock Climbing Club Sport is to teach others
how to train properly, push team members to improve their climbing ability, and represent OSU-Cascades at rock climbing competitions.

Student Contact: Gabe Mcfarlane
Advisor: Andrew Hawley

Tech Club of Cascades

The Tech Club is designed to unite members of the OSU-Cascades community with an interest in technology and innovation. We want to create a space for students to help their community, connect with employers and build solutions for real-world problems.

Beyond campus, the Cascades Tech Club of OSU-Cascades also seeks to establish a positive and lasting relationship with community stakeholders. We will strive for this relationship by speaking to local high school students about the university on behalf of OSU-Cascades, providing community service, and establishing partnerships with local technology companies for student networking and internship opportunities.

Student Contact: Francesco Aiello
Advisor: Jesse Chaney

Write the Wrong Club

Write the Wrong is a group dedicated to cultivating a challenging and safe community for OSU-Cascades students to engage in group discussion around topics there are no easy answers for, express themselves creatively, raise social awareness, and learn about what it means to be “contemporary.”

Student Contact: Kevin Ramsden
Advisor: Jenna Goldsmith

PACE

The mission of PACE, an acronym for Peer Assistance with Continuing Education, is to create a support system that connects undergraduate peer mentors with high school students, who may not believe college is attainable. Our peer mentors build connections, offer a picture of campus life, and encourage teens to explore all academic avenues. PACE plans campus events aimed to increase college readiness. We also host campus events aimed at increasing career and college readiness while giving teens exposure to the college environment.

Student Contact: Cazandra Aporbo

Advisor: Elizabeth Marino

Please note, there may be a general membership fee for select Sport Clubs. Fees may range anywhere from $0-$2500.