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Campus Clubs and Organizations

Africa DayLinfield College offers many opportunities for student membership and participation in campus clubs and organizations that engage the community in social, cultural, recreational, and educational activities.  Current campus clubs are listed below.  To join a club, get in touch with the listed contact, or visit their webpage on "The Den" using your catnet ID and password. Current students who are interested in starting a new campus club or organization should contact the ASLC-PC Club Liaison.

Current Clubs:

AAPINA (Asian American / Pacific Islander Nurses Association)

BREATHE Club
Country Western Dance Club
Fusion PDX
Holistic Health Club
Linfield Gaming Club
Linfield Public Health Association
Linfield Student Nurses Association
MEChA (Movimiento Estudiantil Chicano de Aztlán)
NSRHJ (Nursing Students for Reproductive Health & Justice)
NSWB (Nursing Students Without Borders)
Nursemen
Oncology Club
Outside Club
PRN (Peer Resource Network)
SPA (Students who are Parents Also)
WildCATheters

AAPINA

The Linfield Student Chapter of the Asian American / Pacific Islander Nurses Association (AAPINA-LSC) at Linfield College, Portland Campus has high hopes of becoming an influential organization on campus and throughout the community. They are recognized by AAPINA, the national organization, as an official school chapter. AAPINA-LSC is actively working to identify and raise awareness of the healthcare needs of Asians and Pacific Islanders locally, in the United States, and globally. They are also looking to implement strategies to act on issues and public policies affecting Asian-Americans and Pacific Islanders. Members of the organization come from a wide array of cultural backgrounds including Filipino, Hawaiian, Japanese, Vietnamese, Thai, and Nepali among others. Students and faculty members of all ethnic backgrounds are welcomed and encouraged to join the organization. The AAPINA Linfield Student Chapter meets at least once a month to discuss upcoming events and ways they can promote awareness in the community.

The club is currently looking for students who are interested in stepping into a leadership role.  If you would like to help lead the club, please email the student government Club Director, Catie Helbling.

BREATHE

BREATHE is where a group of like-minded individuals share the love of Christ with each other as well as other students on campus.  Our goal is to support one another through prayer, friendship and experiencing Jesus together.  It is also a place where people can get answers to life questions, find out more about God and what it means to be a Christian.

For more information, interest in involvement/membership please contact Emily Paysinger.

Country Western Dance Club

Whether you are an expert country western dancer or you have little to no experience, we have a spot for you.  This club will be all about having a good time and bringing out the country in everyone!!!

For more information, interest in involvement/membership please contact Amanda Brand.

Fusion PDX

FUSION PDX is the Linfield Portland Campus' branch of Linfield's Gay-Straight Alliance. It is a club devoted to reaching out to the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Questioning, Intersex, and Asexual (LGBTQIA) members of the Linfield community and providing a safe space for self-expression in that respect. FUSION PDX advocates for anti-bullying and anti-descrimination in the Linfield community, as well as the greater Portland community. Funding AIDS research, providing a queer based discussion space, and advocating for marriage equality are among FUSION PDX's many activities and interests.

For more information, interest in involvement/membership please contact Aidan Willers.

Holistic Health Club

The Holistic Health Club aims to explore and identify alternative and integrative health methods and the collaboration of those methods with current western practice. Our main goal is to increase overall knowledge and have fun while doing it! We will invite guest speakers and offer clinics on campus and even organize a mini retreat! Throughout the year we will examine approaches to leading a healthy lifestyle and the potential healing benefits of methods ranging from yoga, acupuncture, nutrition, naturopathic care, healing touch, midwifery, massage, and more!

For more information, interest in involvement/membership please contact Jamaica Thompson.

Linfield Gaming Club

The Linfield Gaming Club efforts to build community through fun gaming opportunities.

The club is currently looking for students who are interested in stepping into a leadership role.  If you would like to help lead the club, please email the student government Club Director, Catie Helbling.

Linfield Public Health Association

The Linfield Public Health Association Club aims to promote health and wellness in the Linfield and Portland communities by raising awareness of the power and pervasiveness of public health through acts of service, networking, policy education, and on-campus activities.

  • Goals- Raise awareness of public health through acts of service and networking
  • Purpose- LPHA has recognized an increase in nursing graduates and a decline in jobs available to new graduates. We want our student body to be outstanding amongst all other students in the Portland Metro area. With a phenomenal background of experience outside of the curricula we will build relationships with our community healthcare programs. All in hopes to increase our awareness of the health in our community,  practice our school based knowledge outside of the curricula, and build our healthcare background for new graduate resumes.
  • Objectives- Work with ASLC-PC in networking with a charity or community healthcare program and build a relationship with Linfield School of Nursing and the selected program. Create and publish internship opportunities in the Portland Metro area to all students.

For more information, interest in involvement/membership please contact Bri Bledsoe.

Linfield Student Nurses Association

LSNA is the local Linfield College Chapter of the National Student Nurses Association (NSNA). 

We support NSNA's Mission to:

  • Mentor students preparing for initial licensure as registered nurses and enrolled in baccalaureate completion programs;
  • Convey the standards and ethics of the nursing profession, and prepare students to lead the profession in the future;
  • Advocate for high quality, evidence-based, affordable and accessible health care;
  • Advocate for and contribute to advances in nursing education and support the nurses’ role in shaping policy that protects patients.

We do this through holding educational events on campus, providing resume and portfolio development workshops, career networking activities, community service, legislative activities, sending students to State, Regional, and National NSNA Conferences, and anything else our members show interest in doing

For more information, interest in involvement/membership please contact Devon Hoyer.

MEChA

Movimiento Estudiantil Chicano de Aztlán (MEChA) is a student organization that promotes higher education, cultura, and historia. MEChA was founded on the principles of self-determination for the liberation of our people. We believe that political involvement and education is the avenue for change in our society." MEChA is open to everyone who is interesting in learning more about the Latino culture in general. The purpose of this group is to raise awareness of the Latino culture including history, social movements, and immigration. Some of the activities we will be doing include networking, fun activities such as learning Latin dancing and cooking Mexican dishes, community service, and celebrating some Hispanic holidays such as  "Dia de los muertos" The day of the death, Christmas, Children's Day. Finally, we get the opportunity to assist to national MEChA Conferences annually that will take place in different universities each year. So if you are the type of students who enjoy learning about other cultures and participating in fun activities, MEChA is the right place for you!

For more information, interest in involvement/membership please contact Mary Kate Cavaghan.

Nursemen

As a nascent organization, Nursemen is building on the purpose, goals, and objectives, and Linfield students can expect Nursemen to change as the club grows.  Your vision, ideals, and enthusiasm are welcome and we invite you, the Linfield student, to join us is shaping this newest venture.

The original and remaining ideology of Nursemen is to erase the stigma of being a male nurse, to advance nursing as a field that welcomes both genders, and to advocate for the male population on the Portland campus.

We promote and foster a bastion of masculinity within Linfield Nursing (really, just catalyze a community among the males of the population).

Our objectives are: to create a community within the male population of Linfield Nursing School, where one is able to safely communicate grievances, joys, and opinions through extracurricular endeavors such as athletics, outdoor sports, brewing sciences, and various other manly activities our members enjoy; to educate people on the male’s role in nursing, both historically, and contemporarily.

The club is currently looking for students who are interested in stepping into a leadership role.  If you would like to help lead the club, please email the student government Club Director, Catie Helbling.

Nursing Students for Reproductive Health and Justice (NSRHJ)

Purpose:

  • To work toward a world where access to reproductive health care is comprehensive regardless of a person’s level of education, resources, ethnicity or sexual orientation.
  • To acknowledge that sexual and reproductive health is a key component of overall health.

Goals:

  • To provide present and future nurses with appropriate education and tools so they may better serve the sexual and reproductive health and well-being of all people.
  • To enhance the comprehensive nature of reproductive health education within and beyond our curriculum by welcoming and creating opportunities for students to learn about complete reproductive health care services.
  • To encourage ownership of individual nursing practice through a commitment to self-directed lifelong learning and promotion of access to quality reproductive health care.

What membership means:

  • Be a receiving and/or contributing member of the Reproductive Health Mailing List (email), first established in January 2011.
  • Benefit from opportunities to attend local conferences and workshops free or at reduced rates.
  • Enjoy the option of attending 1 to 2 educational opportunities at Linfield each semester to supplement reproductive health components of the Linfield curriculum.

Let’s talk about sex. Reproductive health care is:

  • STI prevention
  • HIV & AIDs prevention
  • taking sexual histories
  • family planning
  • perinatal care
  • options counseling
  • fertility treatments
  • pre & post-abortion care
  • sex ed teaching
  • cancer screening & prevention
  • so much more.

Let us know what you want to learn about.

For more information, interest in involvement/membership please contact Sophie Butigan.

Nursing Students Without Borders (NSWB)

NSWB is dedicated to promoting awareness of and involvement in global health.  The goals of NSWB are to:

  • increase the number of travel opportunities available to students
  • increase the number and quality of student interactions with other cultures
  • to promote political and policy literacy among students
  • to promote awareness of key global health concepts on large and small scales
  • to strengthen the bonds between and among students, departments, faculty and staff, the PDX and MAC campuses, other schools, the community, and organizations such as International Service Learning, Medical Teams International, the African American Health Coalition, World AIDS Day Portland, Mercy Corps, Etc.

For more information, interest in involvement/membership please contact Carrie Anderson.

Oncology Club

Oncology Club is an organization that helps Linfield Nursing Students to become better prepared for a possible future in oncology nursing. We will achieve this goal by participating in monthly events that focus on different types of cancer, such as Relay for Life, guest speakers, and working directly in cancer clinics around the area. Oncology Club is an environment that will enhance the learning of what oncology nursing really means to current students. If you want to be involved, interested in membership or have any suggestions for monthly events, feel free to contact me! Something we missed that you are interested in? Let us know!!

For more information, interest in involvement/membership please contact Dorothy Sterling.

Outside Club

The Outside Club is so named because it encompasses any activity that can be performed outside! From biking to climbing and hiking to getting food at various food carts in the city, we do it all. Every Friday at 3PM we run a trip to the Circuit Bouldering Gym in NE, and this year for Spring Break we are going climbing, hiking, and mountain biking in the Smith Rock/Bend area! If you are interested in participating in trips like these, than this club is for you! And remember, if you can do it outside, then we can do it in this club!

For more information, interest in involvement/membership please contact Nico Parkes-Perret.

Peer Resource Network (PRN)

Peer Resource Network (PRN) of Linfield College-Good Samaritan School of Nursing connects a community of past, present, and future nursing students in an effort to instill confidence and ease transitions by providing support, guidance, and inspiration while fostering the core values of nursing.

The Peer Resource Network (PRN) is a mentoring program that helps mentees better identify with the culture of nursing school including communicating with faculty, student involvement opportunities, and campus resources in order to have a successful first semester.

Complete the Online Student Mentee Appplication

If you have any questions about PRN, please email us at prn@linfield.edu

Students who are Parents Also (SPA)

SPA serves students with families through support and fun, while keeping the goal of an active group that does not become a burden to maintain activity.  Some of the ways that we make this group fun and supportive while not taking up too much time are:

  • ‘Meetings’ are all done via WebCT so we don’t have to fit one more thing into our hectic lives.  Posting can be made anytime of the day or night 24/7 and are checked on a regular basis.
  • Family events are held during school downtimes such as summer break, winter break, and January term.
  • A well-informed support network allows students the availability of always having someone to talk to if needed.

For more information, interest in involvement/membership please contact Erin Robertson.

WildCATheters

Wildcatheters is interested in developing lasting relationships while reducing stress and enjoying athletic activities.  With so many recreational activities available the potential for the Wildcatheters is endless.  Student interest is the Wildcatheters interest.  No sports or activity is set in stone.  When interest in a particular sport or recreation with sufficient popularity and practicality is expressed, then that is what the Wildcatheters will do.  So if you're interested in meeting cool people, reducing stress, and having fun, then the Wildcatheters is the club for you.

For more information, interest in involvement/membership please contact Megan Kearns.