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.
The mission of the Accounting Society is to provide opportunities for students to make connections and to network with future employers.
Mark TerBest, president
Stephen Christie, 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 create a safe, friendly environment where people can socialize and learn the benefits of American Sign Language.
Austin Cary, president
Daniel Blair, 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
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.
Luke Meeter, president
Ash Melika, advisor
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
Mark Roberson, 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.
Brandon Walker, president
John Dabrowski, advisor
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
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
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
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
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
Cal Baptist NOMAS
The mission of NOMAS is to create opportunities for CBU Architecture minority students as well as the rest of the architecture students to succeed in their future architectural careers.
Leticia Ramos, president
Matthew Niermann, advisor
The mission of the Chemistry Club is to encourage a love for chemistry through events and demonstrations for CBU students and the surrounding community.
Imagin Davis-Ward, president
Thomas Ferko, advisor
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
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
Construction Management Student Chapter
The mission of CMSC 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.
Nicholas Shearer, president
Jacob Avila, 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
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.
Brittni Putney, 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
The mission of the E-Sports Club is to be a representation of the gospel in the eSports industry, to compete to the best of our abilities and to create meaningful relationships, all while bringing glory to God.
Adam Range, president
Dean Parsons, advisor
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
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
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.
Laren Hackett, president
Amy Stumpf, advisor
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
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
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
NSSLHA CBU Chapter
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.
Tabitha Robledo, 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.
Cara Carroll, president
Mary Stahovich, advisor
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.
Carla Urmeneta, president
Melissa Antonio, advisor
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
The mission of the Pre-Pharmacy Club is to fundamentally prepare CBU students who are seeking a professional role in pharmacy.
Robert Castro, 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-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
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
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
Toni Dingman, 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
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
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
Noe Ruvalcaba, advisor
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 Corothers, advisor
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
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
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.
Kierstin Vogt, 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.
Davis Bjur, president
Mark Gordon, advisor
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