Student Government Association

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”.

NUNM Clubs & Organizations

NUNM 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 Director of Student Life or SGA page (either website or their Moodle page) for more information including how to become a club.

Club Name

Mission Statement

Aesthetic Medicine ClubThe Aesthetic Medicine Club is an organization for any NUNM 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 ClubThe Anthroposophical Medicine Club’s mission is to bring a new medical perspective to NUNM by bridging scientific research with intuitive insight, an approach first developed by Rudolf Steiner. Through lectures from the Anthroposophical community, NUNM students will expand their diagnostic abilities and be able to offer more individualized treatment plans to their patients.
Applied KinesiologyThe 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 NUNM 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.
Basketball Club NUNMThe mission of the NUNM Basketball club is to provide NUNM 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.
Drainage ClubThe mission of the Drainage Club is to provide students with didactic and clinical information in regards to using Drainage Therapy in a clinical setting.
Drummers NUNMThe purpose of NUNM Drummers is to bring drum beats, excitement, school spirit, and joy to various NUNM events including but not limited to Graduation, Clap-In, Clap-out, Commencement, and so on
Energy Medicine ClubThe purpose of this organization shall be to discuss, share, discover, learn about, and practice any egoless form of energy healing, medicine, massage, therapy, machinery, etc. in an open and non-judgmental atmosphere.
Essential Oils Club NUNMThe NUNM Essential Oils Club will educate its members on the therapeutic application and medicinal philosophy of Essential Oils. Educational experience with the oils will be encouraged in club involvement through research, working closely with experts in the field, clinical case review, and hands on experience. Members will establish a better appreciation and increased understanding of this powerful healing modality, while maintaining Naturopathic Philosophy.
Flow Arts ClubFlow arts club was created to foster an environment of teaching and learning amongst students that is centered around object and space manipulation. Flow is a practice that blends play, meditation, and martial arts in a community of creative exploration, skill sharing, and fun. These practices include, but are not limited to juggling, poi , rope-dart, hula-hoop and mini-hoop, contact juggling, footbag/hackysack, meteor and more that help develop eye-hand coordination, peripheral vision, and a range of other skills.
Functional Medicine ClubTo educate and provide resources to the NUNM community on the Functional Medicine approach using practical case-based materials/discussion that can be integrated immediately into the Naturopathic clinical education.
Hawthorne ClubThe mission of the Hawthorn Club is to promote and participate in volunteer projects through out the greater Portland area. Many students wish to be more involved in the community while they are attending medical school. We aim to provide a platform, such as serving food as medicine to the homeless, fundraising for those in need, providing a calendar of volunteer opportunities, and providing volunteer support for worthy community activities.
Herb SocietyThe 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!
Meditation ClubMeditation Club was created to provide a space for NUNM students, faculty and staff to explore the benefits of meditation. Aimed to complement the rigorous intellectual stimulation from coursework, Meditation Club allows for deep learning, growth and cultivation to occur.
Midwifery ClubTo bring the birth community together at NUNM 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.
Naturopaths Without BordersTo provide naturopathic health care to impoverished communities, while empowering those communities through education, supporting growth and cultivating sustainable resources.
Nutrition ClubThe purpose of the Nutrition Club is to provide opportunities for students to gain a deeper and more proficient understanding of the interaction between health and diet, and the sociopolitical factors that affect diet and food choices. Members will gain exposure to new recipes, food preparation techniques, informational documentaries, community programs, volunteer opportunities, and current research on nutrition. It is open to all students who seek to gain and share knowledge of nutrition through discussion, research, volunteering, and food preparation.
Outdoor ClubTo inspire the NUNM community to empower themselves through the exploration and enjoyment of the natural environment, by achieving more skills to safely and respectfully integrate with nature and connect with the natural world that embraces the doctrine of naturopathy.
Pediatric Acupuncture ClubTo educate and train its members in non-invasive medical techniques suitable for children and other patients for whom traditional needling is contraindicated.
Philosophy Club NUNMThe 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 NUNM. 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
QiBallers (Soccer Team)The mission of NUNM's QiBallers is to provide a soccer team for NUNM 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 NUNM to the Portland community.
Queer NUNMThe goals of Queers and Allies are as follows:
•To demonstrate a firm commitment to embracing diversity at NUNM, 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.
Run NUNMTo provide an outlet for NUNM students to relieve stress and tension while also building a running community centered around helping each other achieve any running/life related goals. A goal of this club is to also be active in the Portland community and the knowledge and hopefully use of Naturopathic medicine and to raise money for NUNM and all of their upcoming projects. But most importantly through this club we hope to overall have fun and create lasting bonds!
Sotai ClubThe Sotai Club is intended to be an open venue for the learning and practicing of Asian Bodyworks.
Spirit Medicine ClubThe vision of this organization is to provide a matrix for students to honor their learning and teaching process by sharing their knowledge through the creation of sacred space and ritual celebration in order connect in a deeper sense to the rhythms and spirit of nature. All systems of spiritual and energetic medicine are welcomed and explored!
Student Alliance of Integrative MedicineTo foster collaboration among students of various health professions in order to deepen awareness of the contributions of all medical systems for the purpose of promoting health and optimizing patient care.
Student Doctors for Ethnic DiversityThe purpose of Student Doctors for Ethnic Diversity is to bring together people of color at the National University of Natural Medicine to promote a greater understanding and appreciation of the ethnic diversity within and around the NUNM 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.
Students Aware (Actively Working to Advance Real Equity)StudentsAWARE is a student organization dedicated to the facilitation, education, and development of social justice issues, both on campus and in the community.

The mission of StudentsAWARE (Actively Working to Advance Real Equity) is to support AWARE in creating a culture of inclusion at NUNM (National University 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.

The goals of StudentsAWARE are: to practice, motivate, organize, educate and dialogue with students and faculty on issues, perspectives and concerns related to social justice. We seek to raise consciousness on issues related to classism, homophobia, racism, sexism, and all forms of discrimination. All members are expected to work within this framework. One of the key goals is to create a safe learning environment at the National University of Natural Medicine.
Tea Club NUNMThe purpose of this club is to offer opportunities for all members of NUNM to experience the sacred art of Chinese tea. We will explore tea in a deep way and learn both the classical internal and external arts of Chinese tea. This includes experiencing the energetic and healing qualities of tea: as sacred medicine, as plant spirit medicine, and as a tool for self cultivation. Through participation in club activities, members will be educated about the art of tea and learn tools to work with tea energetics independently and in a clinical setting.