Learn more about SGA roles and responsibilities, as well as student clubs and organizations by logging into your Moodle account and visiting the SGA page under “Groups”.
NCNM Clubs & Organizations
NCNM has many active student groups on campus overseen by the Student Government Organization (SGA). These include professional organizations, as well as clubs of common interest and leisure. If you can’t find an organization in which you’re interested and have an idea to start your own, students are encouraged to do so! SGA will even donate monies to get the movement going.
Contact the SGA Clubs and Organizations Liaison or Assistant Director of Student Life or SGA page (either website or their Moodle page) for more information including how to become a club.
Statement of Purpose
|Aesthetic Medicine Club||The Aesthetic Medicine Club is an organization for any NCNM student interested in aesthetic medicine with a focus on professional development and a commitment to supporting the needs of aesthetic medicine as well as growing the aesthetic medicine preceptorship/shifts.|
|Anthroposophical Medicine Club||To bring a new perspective on medicine to Naturopathic and Classical Chinese Medicine students at NCNM.Anthroposophical Medicine can be a great asset in the practice of Naturopathy and Chinese Medicine, giving students additional tools for diagnosis and treatment. The club will focus on having informative lectures followed by discussions for the participants.|
|Applied Kinesiology (AK)||The Applied Kinesiology Club’s mission is to provide students with a supervised, supportive environment in which to practice those skills which we acquire during the Applied Kinesiology Basic Course and from our NCNM curriculum, and to explore the diagnostic and clinical applications of Applied Kinesiology within a naturopathic setting. By meeting on a regular basis, utilizing the resources available to us from the ICAK, and cooperating with skilled doctors, we will assist in the cultivation of well rounded, professional clinicians.|
|AWARE||The mission of StudentsAWARE (Actively Working to Advance Real Equity) is to support AWARE in creating a culture of inclusion at NCNM (National College of Natural Medicine). Our goals include promoting culturally and linguistically appropriate health care, improving the curriculum to include a stronger understanding of diversity and provide students with the tools and experiences needed to competently serve diverse populations.|
|Basketball Club||The mission of the NCNM Basketball club is to provide NCNM students and faculty a fun, social environment to enjoy the game of basketball at all levels. We wish to utilize this venue as an opportunity to exercise and network with the general Portland community and OHSU students through various basketball leagues.|
|Beth Shalom Club||To promote understanding and diversity in the NCNM community, regarding people of faith, as well as support NCNM studetns and the greater NCNM community.|
|NCNM Business Club||The NCNM Business Club provides student members with educational opportunities and resources for the advancement of naturopathic business practices. Our vision is to promote the successful entrepreneurship/management of naturopathic business. By providing a venue and a forum for the promotion of naturopathic business strategies we bridge the gap between theoretical and practical application of business strategies.|
|Drainage Club||The mission of the Drainage Club is to provide students with didactic and clinical information in regards to using Drainage Therapy in a clinical setting.|
|Herb Society||The Herb Society’s mission is to actively facilitate deeper connection between students and the medicinal plants they are studying. We promote understanding by designing and making available extracurricular activities for students such as speaker events, skill-shares, and plant meditations. We support furthering our shared connection to the healing power of Nature. Come explore with us! Visit them on Facebook.|
|Midwifery Club||To bring the birth community together at NCNM providing support, information, and a forum for discussion. The birth community includes not only those planning to become naturopathic midwives, but also people interested in women’s health, pediatrics, learning about the field, and in supporting naturopathic midwifery. Everyone is welcome to come to any meeting or event.|
|Natural Doctors International (NDI)||The mission of Natural Doctors International Club is to promote global health and social justice through natural medicine while providing medical students with the opportunity to expand their possibilities. We develop the global health education of our members through presentations, group discussions, brigades to foreign natural medicine clinics, international community education opportunities and global health courses. These global health courses teach members about international economics, international politics, the effects of working conditions on health, the effects of customs on health and many other important topics. We provide an opportunity for naturopathic students and Chinese medical students to develop professional relationships with the doctors that join the brigades and the doctors that work at the international natural medicine clinics. We provide brigade member with the opportunity and assistance with joining a brigade that provides clinical experience and global health courses.|
|NCNM Drummers||The purpose of NCNM Drummers is to bring drum beats, excitement, school spirit, and joy to various NCNM events including but not limited to Graduation, Clap-In, Clap-out, and Commencment.|
|Pangaea||The purpose of this organization shall be to serve as a resource, providing education and support to students interested in local and international health disparities.|
|Student Alliance of Integrative Medicine–local chapter||The mission of the NCNM Integrative Medicine Interest Group is to foster collaboration and cooperation between naturopathic, classical Chinese medicine, traditional Chinese medicine, conventional medicine, chiropractic and other health professional students and practitioners.|
|QiBallers (Soccer Team)||The mission of NCNM’s QiBallers is to provide a soccer team for NCNM students to join who want to play in a competitive Adult Soccer League. Also, to provide another environment for students to connect with one another and alumni outside of an academic environment and to further market NCNM to the Portland community.|
|Queers and Allies||The goals of Queers and Allies are as follows:
• To demonstrate a firm commitment to embracing diversity at NCNM, by providing resources, support, and a friendly community for queer medical students, staff, faculty, patients and applicants.• To advocate for queer patients by supporting the inclusion of queer health issues in medical school curricula.• To improve the quality of patient care through physician sensitivity training.• To support queer medical students by providing a safe and supportive environment, advocating for their rights against discrimination, and providing resources to make their medical education a positive experience.
|Strategy Board and Card Games Club||We hope to create a space where students can gather to play strategy games. These will include a variety of board and card games such as chess, go (wei chi), European-style strategy games, hobby games, or any other games you might have laying around. We wish to create an atmosphere where students can socialize, exercise critical thinking skills and most of all, have fun! Don’t worry if you are unfamiliar with strategy games, if you’re willing to learn, we’re willing to teach.|
|Student Doctors for Ethnic Diversity||The purpose of Student Doctors for Ethnic Diversity is to bring together people of color at NCNM to promote a greater understanding and appreciation of the ethnic diversity within and around the NCNM community, to enhance the awareness of the contributions of various ethnic communities to the advancement of health care, and to provide and promote a network for personal and professional development of future and current natural medicine practitioners.|
|Traditional Naturopathic Student Association/Naturopathic Philosophy Club||The Traditional Naturopathic Student Association/ Naturopathic Philosophy Club provides educational opportunities and student resources for the advancement of naturopathic philosophy. Our vision is to promote the understanding and clinical application of naturopathic philosophy and to work toward their integration within the curriculum at NCNM. By providing a venue for the promotion of naturopathic philosophy we bridge generations of students, practitioners and other organizations on behalf of our philosophical roots.|