Student Clubs

George Fox offers a variety of student-led clubs to fit student interests. We invite you to take part in one or even start your own! Clubs allow students to express their passions and interests, develop leadership and management skills, and enhance the overall George Fox student community.

George Fox holds its club members and leaders to a high standard of behavior in accordance with its Christian values and community standards. If a club acts in a way that seems out of step with these values and standards, we encourage you to contact the club leaders directly before contacting the university administration. In the spirit of the Gospel of Matthew 18:15-17, we encourage the charitable resolution of differences between individuals. If further action is necessary, you are welcome to submit a complaint form to the Clubs Director detailing how the club's actions conflict with GFU’s community standards.

For more information about clubs, please refer to our Club Manual below. If you have questions, please contact Collin Smith at

The Association for Computing Machinery charter at George Fox, established in 2016 as ACM's women in computing, has a unique position for this campus and its students. We strive to encourage all students of different backgrounds, origins, and identities, especially women in tech, to learn more about and be immersed in the creative and technical community that the computer science program and the professional industry brings. 

President: Harry Zhu

The Arts and Crafts Club is a tight-'knit' community that aims to create a welcoming space for students to learn new skills from each other and grow in their abilities. We provide a variety  of different crafts for people to work on and put on a variety of events throughout the year.

President: Laura Conover

Art History Club is a space where people who are passionate about arts and culture can come to engage with and talk about any and all forms of art, old and new!

President: Emily Cody

The mission of BSU is to create space for Black culture on campus. We will do this through discussion, events, and guest speakers.

President: Marake Wondwossen

The George Fox Chess Club promotes Chess, critical thinking, and an enjoyable experience while playing Chess. The GFUCC (George Fox University Chess Club) will host events such as weekly Chess games and events.

President: Kiernen McTaggart

The Climbing Club is centered around building community around the sport of rock climbing. We aim to open to doors for climbers to learn, grow, and connect with like-minded people around them.

President: Nathanael Freeman

The Comic Book Club is for both already-established comic aficionados and those who have never read a comic in their life! We are a community dedicated to bringing people together over comic books and hosting enthusiastic discussions about any comic book related topic.

President: Aireen Celestino

We strive to build community and lifelong friendship though role-playing games such as Dungeons & Dragons and Pathfinder.

President: James Lee

Fellowship of Christian Athletes exists to see the world transformed by Jesus Christ through the influence of coaches and athletes.

President: Emily DuBois

The Fencing Club is open to all levels of experience in fencing, from novice to grown up with a sword in their hand. The purpose of the club is to have fun learning how to fence and to get a chance to have fun sword fighting.

President: Mark Berglin

Fusion aims to cultivate an inclusive and authentic environment where students of diverse multicultural and multi-ethnic backgrounds can develop, embrace and express cultural identity in order to affirmatively impact the greater George Fox University community.

President: Gia Bao Nguyen, Ashley Ma,

The GFU Dance Team performs choreographed routines at all home football and basketball games, as well as other various performances throughout the school year. The Bruin Dancers perform jazz, pom and hip hop styles of dance for the purpose of pumping up the crowd and having fun. Our team focuses on creating a safe and fun environment for dancers of all skill levels to learn and perform routines. In addition, the GFU Dance Team has a subgroup of competition dancers that work to learn and compete routines in the styles of jazz, pom, and hip hop.

President: Katie Armstrong

The purpose of the Global Village Organization is to provide opportunities, such as events and activities, for students both domestic and international to come together and develop relationships while also learning about other cultures in order to reinforce the idea of the global village.

President: Esmeralda Olivares

The purpose of Hawaii Club is to perpetuate the spirit of Aloha at George Fox University by establishing a warm and supportive environment for its members.

President: Tyra Hayashi

We are a group of students who meet primarily to explore careers in exercise science and enjoy activities together in God’s great outdoors. This year, we will be having in-person meetings as well as virtual and hybrid events to continue spreading wellness throughout our community!

President: Andi Friesen

Kyrie, Eastern Orthodox Christian Club, provides the space for students to participate in Orthodox Christian worship and explore topics through the eyes of the Eastern Christian Church. We meet weekly for an evening vespers service and meal as well as for larger events hosted throughout the year featuring various speakers addressing topics related to Orthodox Christianity. Other activities we participate in are a trip to a local Orthodox monastery and volunteering at an Orthodox Church near to campus.

President: Emelia Corazza

LHC strives to support the George Fox University Latino community and create the space for George Fox to experience Latino food, art, dances and traditions. The club works toward emphasizing the importance of higher education for the Latino community. In doing so, it aims to remain rooted to the legacy behind its ancestors.

President: Alejandro Del Cid, Sandra Montes,

The Missions Club's purpose is to inspire students to serve God's Kingdom and hear stories from missionaries who have devoted their whole heart to serving God

President: Tallie Sawatsky

The GFU Nursing Club aims to provide a supportive community for pre-nursing and current nursing students. We hope to serve the community and grow in our understanding of what it means to be professional nurses who provide compassionate care.

President: Kendyl Sandersen

We strive to foster and develop the ping pong community at George Fox, bringing together both first-time and veteran players. We offer a welcoming, friendly, and competitive environment where all students and faculty are welcome to play, improve their ping pong skills, build relationships, and have fun!

President: Nathan Redman-Brown

The George Fox Pre-Dental club strives to provide a space in which fellow, like-minded individuals can gather to educate themselves and others on the path to becoming doctors in the field of dentistry. We exist to educate the student body on what a career in dentistry looks like, and connect GFU pre-dental students with dentists in the Newberg area in order to get shadowing experience. 

President: Elizabeth Rodriguez Garcia

The Premedical Club serves as a source of community and stress-relief to members of GFU who want to enter the medical field. We want to encourage our members to embark on their journeys into healthcare with God at the forefront by tackling the ethics of healing and how the Lord may be glorified in this work. We also hope this club will provide opportunities for George Fox students to connect with the professional world and with medical schools they may attend in the future.

President: Emi Masuda

The GFU Psychology Club aims to foster a supportive community among psychology students and further discussion of relevant topics through panels and events.

President: Brisa Franco

The Rocket Team’s purpose is to give students of all educational levels and backgrounds the opportunity to learn how to design, build, and launch rockets and explore what the aerospace industry has to offer.

President: Austin Bennett

Run GFU strives to provide George Fox students with the opportunity to explore the world of running. We create an environment that fosters growth and allows for exploration in order to help individuals push beyond their limits. We also work as a team to train for and compete in competitions and to reach various other goals.

President: Sawyer Buyagawan

Sigma Zeta is a national science honor society that includes biology, chemistry, exercise science, math, and computer science majors who want to develop strong connections with faculty and peers through participating in service projects and events related to their area of study.

President: Garin Griffith

We strive to provide a community for those who love to play soccer.  We welcome all skill levels as well as those who want to have fun and those who want competition. 

President: Matthew Brewer

The purpose of the social work club is to promote generalist social work practice through education and service while fostering interpersonal relationships among and within George Fox University.

President: Kristen Anderson

The GFU SWE Club has a two-fold focus. We want to create unity within the female engineering students at George Fox University by encouraging questions and community, as well as provide both external and internal opportunities to observe professional engineering and post-undergraduate options.

President: Kaitlyn Ramirez

Sources of Strength is an upstream suicide prevention program that focuses on eight important aspects of health. Sources of Strength Club is not just for those in crisis, it is open to anyone who is passionate about helping others, living a healthy life, and having fun!

President: Grace Emhoff

Club de Español, or Spanish club, exists to foster community for Spanish speakers of all levels at George Fox. We intend to spread love of the Spanish language as well as Latinx/Hispanic cultures throughout the broader community of George Fox and Newberg.

President: Ruth Munoz

The Speech and Debate team aims to empower students in all facets of life by creating an education-based environment to learn problem solving, public speaking, and researching abilities through entertaining debates and thought-exercises. Come join us!

President: Anika Perry

To provide a space for all skill levels, from beginners to experts, to join in community while playing spikeball. Also to give players the opportunity to attend tournaments.

President: Nathan Rodgers

Stewards of Sustainability is a community of students seeking to educate and empower the GFU campus with practical options in order to be good stewards of this earth. As our collective of students grows, we intend to provide events, workshops, and educational opportunities that foster inspiring and challenging conversation about how we respect the earth that we have been given and the people with which we share it.

President: Lillian McAfee

Students for Life's purpose here on campus is to stand and speak up for those without a voice, those who cannot stand, and those who cannot fight for themselves. We are passionate and willing to fight for the thousands of lives lost to abortion daily while creating a safe environment for discussion.

President: Ian Carver and Ellaynah Brown,

The Swing Dance Club strives to maintain a fun and inviting atmosphere by bringing swing dancing to the George Fox community. Our goal is to provide a reprieve from everyday life while fostering positive relationships within our student body.

President: Mark Berglin and William Anderson,

TAG hosts team-building, strategy-based adventure games such as campus-wide scavenger hunts, Humans vs. Zombies, and many original formats. We hope to encourage community-building fun.

President: James Marcelia

Our aim is to encourage independent student theatre projects, to create spaces for future artistic growth, to foster creative collaboration within the George Fox and Newberg communities, and to provide students with opportunities to experiment and apply concepts beyond the classroom.

President: Marley Ross

Turning Point USA is a group of liberty-loving activists whose mission is to educate students about the importance of fiscal responsibility, free markets, and limited government. Our team focuses on maintaining a safe environment where everyone’s voices can be heard and debated in a civil way. Follow us on Instagram (tpusa_gfu) for meeting times and to keep up to date with all our events!

President: Reagan Fernandez

The Bruin Ultimate Frisbee Club meets twice a week to play ultimate frisbee and fosters an environment of inclusivity, learning, and fun competition!

President: Travis Miller

In order to better fulfill the Be Known promise, Uplift aims to inspire Women of all backgrounds to be strong, bold and beautiful through fitness in a supportive community.

President: Jennie Ly

The purpose of the club is to establish an atmosphere of goodwill toward veterans, first responders and their families on campus and unify the community by providing charitable, literary, social, cultural, educational, and civic activities.

President: Stauros Gibson

The Volleyball Club is a fun environment for anyone interested in playing volleyball to come hang out and enjoy fellowship with their peers. All skill levels are welcome!

President: Victoria Purcella

The Women of Color Collective strives to unify and empower women of color in the George Fox community. The club works toward creating a safe place to come together and talk about important issues and what it’s like being a woman of color in a professional setting. We bring guest speakers to shed light on the glass ceiling that successful women have broken on their journey. We also create fun events to expand our network and create a family. 

President: Roserina Chipen

Joined by tea and united in community, our club is about encouraging each other to grow and live in a vibrant community.

President: Isabelle Hale

Young Life College is a weekly gathering of students from all grades who can come experience community and explore their faith in a small group setting.

President: Rose Hewitt