The German Club was founded in 2000 to promote awareness of and interest in German-speaking cultures and German language on campus and in our community. It supports the study of German through social and academic events and raises funds for the annual German Club Scholarship. Apply for The Gudrun Hoobler German Scholarship


Membership is open to all. There are no Club dues. 


2022 scholarship recipient

2021 scholarship recipient

2020 scholarship recipient

2019 scholarship recipient

2018 scholarship recipient

2017 scholarship recipient

2016 scholarship recipient

Club Council


The Club is governed by a Council of six and elected each spring. It works closely with the faculty advisor and organizes Club events.


2021-2022 Club Council


Jaxon Hutchinson & Nathaniel Groves


Keith Nicholson


Kira Pease


Jessica Goodman & Taylor Hughes 


Isaiah Putnam




Lorraine Johnson


Sophie Davenport










The Club sponsors a variety of events including Oktoberfest, Winterfest, Adventskalender and Valentine Cookie sales, Winterfest, Maifest and other cultural events.  Proceeds from these activities fund the Scholarship.  All events are open to the public.





$2000 is available yearly to qualified students in German: $1000 from the German Club, and $1000 from the Friends of Gentle House.  Applications are at: 



German Program

Department Contact: Kristen Klay | 503-838-9426 | e-mail: | Location: Maaske 331

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