Student  Groups


Model United Nations

For additional information, please contact Dr. Mary Pettenger , 838-8301, HSS 205,

Model United Nations studies the functions and actions of the United Nations, the foreign policy positions of selected countries and current international problems; participates in regional and national conferences.


Phi Alpha Delta Legal Society International and Pre-Law Club

For additional information, please contact Dr. Mark Henkels, 838-8544, HSS 231A,

Students interested in the study of law gather to view videotapes, hear speakers, visit area law schools, exchange information about law school and the legal profession.

Phi Alpha Delta


Phi Alpha Theta, Alpha Iota Xi Chapter

For additional information, please contact

Phi Alpha Theta


American Criminal Justice Association Honor Society and Western Oregon University Criminal Justice Club

For information, please contact Dr. Stephen Gibbons, 838-8317, HSS 222,


Monmouth – Independence Tenants Union

A grassroots community organization dedicated to serving the towns of Monmouth and Independence, Oregon. The group improves the quality and cost of rental housing.

For more information, please visit Monmouth – Independence Tenants Union


Student Historians of Western (SHOW)

An organization dedicated to promoting History in an educational but fun environment. The goal of SHOW is to excite interest in the field of History, to all students and members of the community.

For more information contact:


WOU Criminal Justice Association

This club is primarily for students who are majoring in one of the Criminal Justice degrees, but is open to anyone who is interested in the field. The meetings often have guest speakers from Criminal Justice agencies.

Misty Weitzel, Faculty Adviser


Environmental Club

Recent topics include: divesting from fossil fuels, hydraulic fracking, deforestation, drought, climate change, ozone depletion, flooding, big agriculture, rise of ocean temperatures, overpopulation, endangered species, nuclear energy, food safety, pandemics.

Faculty Contact:  Dr. Mark Henkels  (


Latino Mentor Program

This course links students from Western Oregon University with high school students participating in a variety of programs designed to encourage participation in higher education along with a reduction in the high school dropout rate. The original focus was on supporting Latino high school students in Oregon, but all who are interested are invited to participate. WOU students are encouraged to become involved with community based organizations that provide professional experience and future employment contacts.

For more information please contact:
Dr. Maureen Dolan, HSS 210A 503-838-8292



Division of Social Sciences 

503-838-8288 | or e-mail: Location: HSS 231