Clubs and Organizations

Clubs play an important role on the California Baptist University campus by encouraging students to pursue interests, develop leadership skills, create meaningful relationships and enhance academic achievements.

Interested in starting a club? Clubs are student led and staff supported. You can find more detailed information under the Community Life tab on InsideCBU. Club applications are available at the end of the spring semester for following academic year activation. 

Interested in joining a club? See a full list of clubs below and feel free to contact the appropriate club president. You are also invited to join us at the Club Fair September 14, 2017. This event is an opportunity to connect with the clubs in person as they give you a glimpse of their mission and how to get involved. It is also a chance for clubs to recruit and network for future collaborations.

We are committed to ensuring your success as you participate in clubs. Any questions please contact Taylor Allen, program coordinator of clubs and events.

Accounting Society

The mission of the Accounting Society is to provide opportunities for students to make connections and to network with future employers.


Vanessa Hernandez, president

Stephen Christie, advisor

Active Minds 

The mission of Active Minds is to break the stigma surrounding mental health by discussing an intgrated faith perspective. In doing so, we wish to improve mental health through various factors that are grounded in Jesus. 


Gurleen Kaur, president

Ricardo Cordero, advisor

AEC Club (Architecture - Engineering - Construction) 

The mission of AEC is to connect students with aspirations for construction careers with other students, industry advisors and potential employers to help develop their education and future careers.


Matthew McCloud, president

Yesssock Kim, advisor

American Institute of Chemical Engineering

The mission of the AIChE club is to promote excellence in chemical engineering by providing educational activities and events.


Melvin Tran, president

Xueyan Zhao, advisor

American Medical Women's Association

The mission of the American Medical Women's Association is to bring together those in health-related fields to promote women's health, as well as support members' professional and personal development. 


Jocelyn Parra, president

Marshare Penny, advisor

American Sign Language

The mission of the American Sign Language Club is to improve sign language skills and deaf awareness to any person in our local community. We are here to provide opportunities for the hearing and the deaf communities to communicate and socialize with one another in order to grow closer together. We also hope to provide a welcoming environment for members who want to increase their knowledge of ASL. Everyone is welcome, regardless of experience.


Brook Suneson, president

Austin Cary, advisor

American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)

The mission of ASCE is to provide our members with opportunities to enforce classroom knowledge through participation in real world situations and in serving the community with civil engineering skills.


Jessica Glenn, president

Jong-Wha Bai, advisor

American Society of Mechanical Engineers

The mission of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers is to encourage mechanical engineering and engineering technology majors to become involved in their ASME student section as an initial step in their program of professional development.


Andew Kotlewski, president

Keith Hekman, advisor

Anthropology Club

The Anthropology Club aims to be inclusive to any student interested in the fields of anthropology and behavioral sciences and provides a biblical setting for discussions.


Eleshea Goff, president

Ash Melika, advisor

American Institute of Architecture Students

The mission of the Architecture Club is to advance the architecture program and the AIAS in design, leadership and service within the context of the university.


Joseph Corona, president

Susan Duemer, advisor


The mission of the Army ROTC is to offer people who are interested in the military an opportunity to become something much more than themselves while obtaining a college education.


Jilliana O'Neill, president

John Dabrowski, advisor

Art Club

The mission of the Art Club is to provide students from all disciplines with a creative outlet and a space and place to gather and make things on campus.


Michaela VanSant, president

Kristine Lippire, advisor

Association of Christians in Architecture

The mission of the Association of Christians in Architecture is to develop one's relationship with God to shape one's view of architecture. 


Kaylan Cummins, president

Matthew Niermann, advisor

Athletic Training Student Organization

The mission of ATSO is to promote the athletic training profession by educating students and the public through hosted events and volunteer programs.


Rachel Scheid, president

Jolene Dickert, advisor

Aviation Science

The mission of CBU Aviation Science is to provide members with general aviation information, related events and a sense of comradery within the aviation community.


Carlos Medina, president

Elisabeth Murillo, advisor

Biology Club

The mission of the Biology Club is to develop a passion for the biological sciences and a deeper admiration of God's creation.


Vivian Villasenor, president

Daniel Szeto, advisor

BMES Biomedical Engineering Society

The mission of BMES is to provide a place for all those interested in biomedical engineering to learn more about BME, get involved in BME activities and meet fellow minded people.


Emily Sutter, president

Seung-Jae Kim, advisor

Botany Club 

The mission of the Botany Club is for students on any academic path interested in the scientific and cultural importance of plants, fungi, and algae. The Botany Club's purpose is to understand the beauty of creation. 

Gurparsad Suri, president

Jacob Lanphere, advisor

BOS: Board or Ski

The mission of BOS is to create an environment and provide the opportunity for students who share a passion for snow sports to build relationships and develop their skills and love for winter sports.

Danny Burger, president

Austin Borders, advisor


The mission of the SEDS club is to encourage the exploration and development of space. SEDS is able to accomplish this through student-run projects, events, and ntworking to those interested. 


Austin Courtney, president

Leslie Wickman, advisor

Chemistry Club

The mission of the Chemistry Club is to encourage a love for chemistry through events and demonstrations for CBU students and the surrounding community.


Mark Holguin, president

Jenifer Nalbandian, advisor

Chess Club

The mission of the Chess Club is simply to serve students interested in getting together and playing chess both recreationally and in tournaments. 

Noah Jackowitz, president

Ryan Falsetti, advisor

Climbing Club

The mission of CBU Climbing Club is to provide an encouraging and challenging place for novice climbers and experts alike to have community.


Matthew Tam, president

Larry Clement, advisor 


Creative Writing Club

The mission of the Creative Writing Club is to provide a fun and safe environment where students can share their creative work without fear of judgment or ridicule.


Jessica Devine, president

Derek Updegraff, advisor

Cure CBU 

The mission of CURE CBU is to engage students in Jesus' call to "heal the sick and proclaim the kingdom of God" (Luke 9:2). 


Madison Copeland, president

Lisa Friesen, advisor

Early Childhood Studies Club 

The mission of the Early Childhood Studies Club is service, leadership and advocacy for young children. The Early Childhood Studies Club is also dedicated to the four university student outcomes. 


Megan Perez, president

Kathryn Short, advisor

Environmental Science Club

The mission of the Environmental Science Club aims to connect students who share interests in the natural sciences, outdoor activities and sustainable living.


Jonah Lay, president

Bonjun Koo, advisor


Film Club 

The mission of the Film Club is to unite people in different fields to watch, critique different genres and share projects with fellow students. 


Edward Diaz, president

Melissa Croteau, advisor

Forensic Psychology Club 

The mission of the Forensic Psychology Club is to build meaningful relationships and celebrate diversity through service and mentorship 


Ysmara Sainz, president

Anne-Marie Larsen, advisor

French Club  

The mission of the French Club is to increase interest and understanding of French and Francophone language and culture at CBU by providing students with opportunites for thinking globally while acting locally. 


Ryee Woodcock, president

Owen Staley, advisor

Global Communication 

The mission of Global Communication is to understand problems of the world and to bring about change. We want to grow not only as a community, but also as individuals with a purpose.


Victoria Harris, president

Rachel Meenan, advisor

Graduate Kinesiology Club 

The mission of the Graduate Kinesiology Club is to provide a productive atmosphere for student involvement in the field of Kinesiology through research and community involvement. 


Nelly Isidoro, president

Jong-Kyung Kim, advisor

Health Science Society

The mission of the Health Science Society is to help future health care workers obtain career information, hold events in which students are connected to faculty from CBU and other graduate universities. 


Emily Lerias, president

Alexandra Shin, advisor

House Coffee 

The mission of the House Coffee is to provide good tasting coffee to students and to create a community arount it. 


Caleb Holcomb, president

Dirk Dallas, advisor

IEEE Student Chapter

The mission of IEEE Student Chapter is to bring students together through camaraderie, intellectual and spiritual growth and the understanding of electrical and computer engineering.


Matthias Schmidt, president

Rob Foist, advisor

Indian Sub-Continent Students Association

The mission of Indian Sub-Continent Students Association is to provide a platform for improving student life and hence the community among students of Indian origin at California Baptist University. 


Siddartha Poripireddy, president

Ian Price, advisor

International Justice Mission

The IJM Campus Chapter at CBU fights to end modern-day slavery by engaging our campus and community with meaningful ways to take action.


Alyssa Reimer, president

Amy Stumpf, advisor

Investment Group

The mission of the Investment Group is to create applicable investment experiences though increasing financial investment knowledge and providing a platform for students to apply such knowledge with integrity grounded in a Christian view.


Micah Cassianni, president

Adele Harrison, advisor


The mission of Life101 is o educate, implement and prove life skills in business, family and personal finance. We want graduating CBU students to have a firm foundation on how to succeed. 


Michael Riad, president

Marc Weniger, advisor

Marketing Club 

The mission of the Marketing Club is to bring together a community of individuals who have a passion to learn about the field of marketing grounded in a Christian worldview and also build lifelong relationships with others. 


Elijah Householder, president

Mandy Ortiz, advisor

Martyrs of the Mission

The mission of Martyrs of the Mission is to remove pain and shine the light of Christ on persecuted Christians around the world. 


Connor Pacharis, president

Cynthia Boes, advisor

Mathematics Club

The mission of the CBU Math Club aims to serve the division of natural and mathematical sciences through social events, events focused on encouraging the integration of faith and mathematics and community service.


Daniel Custodio, president

Michael Sill, advisor


The mission of NSSLHA CBU Chapter is to provide awareness and knowledge about disorders of communication processes, and to provide students with opportunities to serve, learn and grow to better themselves and the community around them.


Hannah Boiko, president

Namhee Kim, advisor

Philosophy Club: "The Café of Thoughts"

The mission of the Philosophy Club is to "take every thought captive and make it obedient to Christ" through intentional discussion. 


Andrew Brown, president

Timothy Mosteller, advisor

Physician Assistant Graduate Student Society 

The mission of the Physician Assistant Graduate Student Society is to assist graduate PA students to become globally minded and academically prepared practitioners, able to provide quality health care to the community and under-served populations. 


Julia Grienitz, president

Mary Stahovich, advisor

Pre-Dental Club

The mission of the Pre-Dental Club is to meet together as future dental students and provide information about the necessary and recommended steps to get into dental school. The club also allows opportunities to network with schools in the area.


Marcela Quevedo, president

Melissa Antonio, advisor

Pre-Medical Club

The mission of the Pre-Medical Club is to prepare students to apply to medical school by holding discussions about the MCAT, personal statements, interviews and more.


Audrie Minnich, president

Dennis Bideshi, advisor

Pre-Pharmacy Club

The mission of the Pre-Pharmacy Club is to fundamentally prepare CBU students who are seeking a professional role in pharmacy.


Ryan Thompason, president

Hyun-Woo Park, advisor

Pre-Physical Therapy Club

The mission of the Pre-Physical Therapy Club is to encourage, prepare and provide support to students interested in pursuing the field of physical therapy while creating a sense of community among students with a similar career interest.


Joshua Gladney, president

Jan Edmisten, advisor

Pre-Physician Assistant Society

The mission of the Pre-Physician Assistant Society is to provide students with knowledge about the Physician Assistant profession, aid them in pursuing a career in health care and build community.


Lacey Machal, president

Heather Ontiveros, advisor


The mission of the Pre-SOMA Club is to provide students pursuing an alternative route to becoming a doctor by guiding memebers on the path to holistic medicine. 


Bailey Dahlgren, president

Bruce Prins, advisor

Pre-Vet Club

The mission of the Pre-Vet Club is to bring students together who show interest in veterinary medicine and provide resources and opportunities for pre-vet students.


Alyssa Garcia, president

Nathanael Heyman, advisor

Preconception Peer Educators

We are committed to fostering preconception health for women and men within CBU and Riverside communities through faith, education and service. We define preconception health as a lifelong physical, emotional and spiritual state of well-being that promotes optimal birth outcomes. It is our goal to promote personal wellness, preventative education and positive services for collegiate peers, local youth and adults in the Riverside community. 


Joshua Koster, president

Susan Jetton, advisor

Public Health

The mission of the Public Health Club is to teach students about public health and how we can shape the community to be healthier through events and collaborations.


Lesley Garnica, president

Melissa Wigginton, advisor

Radiological Science Club

The mission of the Radiological Science Club is to bring together those who are interested in the field of radiolgical sciences and imaging. We intend to bring insight, resources, and opportunities.  


John Boyle, president

Mark DeHaro, advisor

Real Estate Club

The mission of the Real Estate Club is to learn more about real estate in a hands on and Christ centered way. 


Kyle Brancato, president

Keanon Alderson, advisor

Science and Religion Club

The mission of the Science and Religion Club is to provide a forum where all members of the CBU community who are interested in exploring the interdisciplinary connections and tensions between science and religion can assemble to learn, discuss and fellowship together. We believe that it is valid to accept truths provided by both science and religion and hope that involvement in the club will help students strengthen their skills in the apologetics of their faith as well as further them in their quest for knowledge. 


Julia Knaggs, president

Erin Smith, advisor

Slam Poetry Club

The mission of the Slam Poetry Club is to promote dignity and self-worth. Our desire is for students to share their work and to get comfortable with expression. We are committed to bringing forth creativity in all aspects of the college experience. 


Margaret Jones, president

Michael Marse, advisor

Society of Automotive Engineers

The mission of the Society of Automotive Engineers is to prepare students by engaging engineering professionals and obtaining experience in technical design, electrical systems and software and business applications. 


Zachary Smith, president

Daniel Clark, advisor

Sociology Club

The Sociology Club seeks to enhance the student experience while studying human behavior through international and national activities, as well as career and personal development.


Jocelyn Sanchez, president

Marilyn Moore, advisor

Spanish Club

The mission of the CBU Spanish Club is to create awareness and promote passion for the multiple forms of Spanish-speaking languages and cultures.


Jessica Sandoval, president

Gilberto Perez, advisor

Statistics Club  

The mission of the Statistics Club is to provide services to our health, business, and global health professionals. In the 21st century we see the uncertainty of high-stake decisions and deire direction. 


Bryce Benlian, president

Linn Carothers, advisor

STEM Girls 

The mission of STEM Girls is to promote science, technology, engineering and mathematics to women of all ages, and to inform women about opportunities and careers in the STEM fields.


Savannah Perez, president

James Buchholz, advisor

Student-Athlete Advisory Committee

The mission of the SAAC is to connect the bridge between athletes and administration.


Austin Kleint, president

Rachel Keys, advisor

Students of Nursing Association (SONA)

The mission of SONA is to bring CBU nursing students together who are committed to serving the campus and community through various activities.


Justina Dreschler, president

Nia Martin, advisor

Student Veterans Association

The mission of the Student Veterans Association is to support fellow veterans and affiliates, helping them achieve their purpose in education, community and in their careers, all utilizing a biblical worldview.


Billey Dooley, president

Rebecca Meyer, advisor

Surf Club

The mission of Surf Club is to improve the comfort level of the students in and around the ocean by teaching ocean conditions, basic safety, and improving surfing abilities.  


Brandon Gherardi, president

Erik Salley, advisor


The mission of SWE is to stimulate women to achieve full potential in careers as engineers and leaders, expand the image of the profession as a positive force in improving the quality of life and show the value of diversity.


Julianna Zoccola, president

Amanie Abdelmessih, advisor

Teacher Club

The mission of the Teacher Club is to connect students with their peers and equip them with opportunities and knowledge for future educational and career goals. We desire to train and develop Christian leaders who are globally minded.


Hope Grimes, president

Denise McLurkin, advisor

Ultimate Frisbee Club

The mission of the Ultimate Frisbee Club is to provide a great environment for people that enjoy ultimate Frisbee and want to play.


Stephen Bossert, president

Mark Gordon, advisor

United Club

The mission of the United Club is to uplift nations and inspire the exploration of diversity (UNITED) by welcoming all races, backgrounds and ethnicities while understanding that we are all made in the image of God.


Danielle Mayon, president

Taylor Rilling, advisor

Victorious Purity

The mission of Victorious Purity is to teach students about the love of God and how to authentically live it out in our daily lives within our relationships, friendships, within our community. 


Maranda Brown, president

Dawn Gilmore, advisor