Student Clubs & Organizations

Club Announcements

Starting a ASYVC Club

ASYVC Club Information

YVC has many student clubs and organizations which are an important supplement to academic experiences, address special student interests, and provide community service opportunities throughout YVC and the Yakima Valley. Students are also encouraged to form new clubs if present groups do not meet the needs of a particular interest group.

Contact club advisors for club meeting dates, times, and locations.

To provide the opportunity for club members to develop leadership skills and prepare for a career in the agriculture industry. Participate with other club members in community service and fundraising activities.

Meetings: Varies
Advisor: Trent Ball, 509.882.7007,  tball@yvcc.edu\Holly Ferguson, 509.574.4517, hferguson@yvcc.edu

The Climate and Environment Club exists for study of the Earth’s natural environments, human impact on sustainability and biodiversity, and for celebration of the Earth’s beauty and abundance.

Learn more about the club by visiting the Climate & Environment Club Canvas.

Meetings: Visit Climate & Environment Club Canvas
Co-Advisors: Dan Schapiro, 509. 574-4850, dschapiro@yvcc.edu, Hillary Goodner, 509.834.4541, hgoodner@yvcc.edu

We are students helping other students navigate the school’s college system.

(Somos estudiantes ayudando a otros estudiantes a navegar en el sistema educativo del colegio).

Advisor: Yesenia Rodriguez, 509-574-4744; connectionbridge@yvcc.edu

Meetings: Contact advisory for meeting days and times, Zoom invite

To educate, mentor, and organize community involvement and activities to broaden engineering students.

Meetings: Contact Advisor
Advisor: Raj Rajkumar, 509.574.4752, rrajkumar@yvcc.edu

Club information coming soon!

To provide opportunities for students associated with the radiology sciences program to develop leadership skills through educational and community service activities.

Meetings: Contact Advisor
Advisor:  Michele Coville, 509.574.4926, mcoville@yvcc.edu

To promote health, nursing, and education at YVC and in the Yakima Valley.

Meetings: Contact Advisor
Advisor: Rebecca Cikauskas, 509.574.4902, rcikauska@yvcc.edu

To provide educational opportunities for STEM students. (includes Chemistry, Math, Biology, Geology, MESA, Nutrition)

Meetings: Contact advisor for meeting days and times.
Advisor: Matthew Loeser, 509.574.4858, Mloeser@yvcc.edu

To equip veterinary technician students through education and practical knowledge, to prepare for a career in the animal health industry.

Meetings: Contact advisor for meeting days and times.
Advisor: Dr. Joanna Fischer, 509-574-4759, jfischer@yvcc.edu

Club information coming soon!

ASYVC Programs

The mission of Intercollegiate Athletics is to offer students competitive sports programs that develop skills, abilities, leadership, teamwork, competitiveness and discipline. Athletics provide preparation for potential career opportunities in teaching and coaching, and provide a foundation for lifelong recreational interests and purposeful use of leisure time. The program adds to student life and is a source of entertainment, camaraderie and community pride.

Meetings: Contact advisor for meeting days and times
Advisor: Ray Funk, 509.574.4722, rfunk@yvcc.edu

To bring diverse perspectives to everyday topics and push the boundaries of the term “diversity” beyond race, gender, social class, and sexuality.

Meetings: Contact advisor for meeting days and times
Advisor: Vicente Lopez, 509.574.4968, vlopez@yvcc.edu

The Yakima Valley College Food Pantry is funded and operated by students for students facing food insecurity. The pantry is open to any person that is in need.

On the Yakima Campus, the Student Life office is located at the west end of the Hopf Union Building, #9. On the Grandview Campus, the Student Life office is located in the Student Activity Center, Building #52.

Contact: Laura Yolo, 509.574.4775, lyolo@yvcc.edu

The YVC Student Ambassador mission is to welcome, orient, and support students through the use of college resources and knowledge of the campus. The YVC Ambassador Team is a diverse group of student leaders who would facilitate campus tours for individuals and groups, in high school and community outreach events, and assist various campus organizations with special/annual events.

Meetings: Contact advisor for meeting days and times
Advisor: Laura Yolo, 509.574.4775, lyolo@yvcc.edu

Students who participate in the Drama Department/Playmasters program are involved in all aspects of the production process, from performing to directing to designing to stage managing.  The program produces three or more full main stage productions each year, and regularly supports student-led productions in the “black box” theatre.  Additionally, the program engages in community outreach, and collaborates with other programs and clubs on the YVC campus.  The Drama Department/Playmasters is dedicated to producing quality theatre for audiences of all ages and backgrounds, and for instilling in its student members a lifelong respect and enthusiasm for live theatre.

Meetings: Contact advisor for meeting days and times
Advisor: Alicia Bickley, 509.574.4837, abickley@yvcc.edu

To provide leisure time physical and recreational opportunities for students via use of the gymnasium, fitness center, and weight room.

Meetings: Contact advisor for meeting days and times
Advisor: Ray Funk, 509.574.4722, rfunk@yvcc.edu

To provide quality instruction on a wide range of musical topics to a very diverse student population. We are committed to a student centered education which emphasizes musical accessibility for all students and promotes self-esteem through musical performance. By providing both on-campus and off-campus performance opportunities for all our music students, we seek to instill a dedication to life-long learning and participating in music.

Meetings: Contact advisor for meeting days and times
Advisor: Jeff Norwood, 509.574.4836, jnorwood@yvcc.eduSteven Slusher, 509.834.4554, sslusher@yvcc.edu

Non-ASYVC Program supported by S&A funds

Fully-inclusive childcare for Yakima Valley families

  • Affiliated with Yakima Valley College
  • Discounts available for Yakima Valley College Students and Staff
  • Multi-lingual staff for Spanish speaking families
  • Offers Creative Curriculum

Easterseals Jane’s House offers full day childcare for Infants, Toddlers, and Preschool children. Creative Curriculum is utilized in all classrooms and Kinder Readiness is at the heart of all that we do. Jane’s House is also an Early Achievers site and is currently rated a level 3+ facility. Our Early Achievers coach provides monthly visits and works closely with staff to set Quality Improvement Goals.

We also celebrate cultural diversity, encouraging children of different backgrounds to learn about each other while sharing a common experience. Easterseals Jane’s House is an Early Achievers site and is currently rated a level 3+ facility. Our Early Achievers coach provides monthly visits and works closely with staff to set Quality Improvement Goals.

Program Director: Tomi Barragan
Email: tbarragan@wa.easterseals.com
Phone: 509.574.4762
Location: 1101 S. 13th Ave, Building 26, Yakima, WA