Why join a club?
Participation in clubs and organizations enhances your college experience by sharpening your organizational, leadership and communication skills. You also have an opportunity to make new friends by getting involved in any of the many activities on campus. Contact the Office of Student Development at (262) 521-5043 or stop in A115 for more information. You can also find information about each club in the list below.
Start a New Club
Most years, UW-Waukesha has over 25 active student clubs. If you don't see an organization you're interested in, you can create your own! Examples of clubs formed because of student interest include photography club, fencing club, car club and shopping club.
You may also consider a club related to your intended major. Organizing a club allows you to invite guest speakers, take tours and meet people with similar interests.
Or, perhaps you were involved in a club in high school or on another campus, and you'd like to start a chapter at UW-Waukesha.
To start a club, you only need to find three interested students and fill out some simple paperwork. For more information, contact the Office of Student Development at (262) 521-5043 or stop in A115.
ACT - Activities Coordination Team
The purpose of the Activities Coordination Team (ACT) is to provide an opportunity for students to budget, plan, and select entertainment and to implement programs for the UW-Waukesha campus and community. Major events include Fall Fest, Mardi Gras and Spring Fling.
Advisor: Katie Press
African American Union
The mission of AAU is to provide a voice for African-American students at UW-Waukesha, to promote social and cultural awareness and engage in political action in the UW-Waukesha community. Their aim is to improve and maintain relationships between African-American students and students of other backgrounds, UW-Waukesha academic staff and faculty. They work to provide a social and cultural outlet for its members, and take an active part in the activities at this University.
Advisor: James Boling
It shall be the purpose of the Art Club to give a stress free and friendly environment and encourage artistic ability and creativity in each member. Art Club will be a time where students can meet to share art, opinions on art, get critique and help from others, and to be able to work on projects they may have.
Advisor: Barbara Reinhart
It shall be the purpose of the Ballroom Dance Club of UW-Waukesha to promote ballroom dancing, teach ballroom dance lessons, and provide ballroom dance opportunities to the students of UW-Waukesha.
Advisor: Genevieve Freese
Campus Crusade for Christ
The purpose of Campus Crusade for Christ is to bring glory to God by meeting the spiritual needs of interested students and faculty at UW-Waukesha. The club provides an environment where any student may investigate the claims of Jesus Christ and consider how these claims affect their lives.
It shall be the purpose of the cheerleading team to perform at all the men's home basketball games and selected away games and to have fun!
Advisor: Marie Peterson
The collegiate years are the crossroads of life—time to choose a path and follow a passion. It’s the time to make a difference in the world. By giving back to others, Circle K International (CKI) members learn the skills they need to become the next generation of community-minded leaders. Sponsored by Kiwanis International, CKI is the premier collegiate community service, leadership development, and fellowship organization in the world. It’s filled with energetic, passionate, and driven young adults who have the power to make a significant impact on the world.
It’s Big. There are more than 12,600 CKI members worldwide, with 500 clubs in 17 countries.
It’s about Service. CKI members embrace the organization’s motto–live to serve, love to serve–by collectively performing more than 1 million service hours annually on their campuses and in their communities. Members also work with CKI’s official service partners: Better World Books, March of Dimes, Students Team Up to Fight Hunger and UNICEF.
It’s about Leadership. CKI provides resources, tools and opportunities to attend inspiring events, such as Leadership Academy and the annual Large Scale Service Project.
It’s about Fellowship. Members work together to plan service projects. They take part in conferences and conventions, receive grants and scholarships and make friends with fellow CKI members from around the world.
Advisor: Katie Press
To involve the community in the political process at local, state, and national levels to educate the community in political issues, and to promote Republican candidates and their core message we establish this Constitution of the University of Wisconsin Waukesha College Republicans.
Advisor: George Llanas
The purpose of the Criminology Club is to perform career exploration and acquire general knowledge of the criminal justice system.
Advisor: Ron Gulotta
The purpose of German Club is to promote the learning of German language and to acquire cultural awareness through extracurricular activities.
Advisor: Student Development Office
This organization serves the UW-Waukesha community by promoting an awareness of, developing an appreciation of, and facilitating interaction between people of all races, ethnicities, cultures, creeds, religions, sexual orientation, disabilities, marital status, and political beliefs to carry them into the diverse world outside the campus.
Advisor: James Boling
The purpose of this organization is to provide students interested in ecology an opportunity to develop a knowledgeable appreciation of our natural resources, become informed on environmental issues and take action to protect our environment.
Advisor: Marlin Johnson
The purpose of this club is to offer hands on engineering experiences outside of class.
Future Business Leaders
Future Business Leaders is an organization dedicated to informing students about all aspects of business and improving the skills necessary to succeed in the modern business world. Join us today, and let's help each other be the Future Business Leaders of tomorrow.
Advisor: Amanda Mueller
Future Educators Club
The purpose of the Future Educators' Club is to promote interest in the field of education. Members will have the opportunity to develop their personal growth and professional competence, as well as gain an understanding of the education profession. During meetings we discuss events planned with the campus daycare as well as other education related events that take place on campus.
Advisor: Jill Rinzel
The gaming club is here to help create groups for the purpose of playing games, including role-play, board, and card games. The goal of the gaming club is to create an environment that facilitates expression in the form of gaming, to breakdown perceptions about gaming and gamers, and to encourage others to game. We regard gaming as a healthy expression of belief, necessary to a deeper understanding of self. It also encourages interpersonal skill without social repercussions within the group, leadership and organizational roles, acceptance of the fallibility of plans, and mathematic competence through repetition use of formula.
Advisor: Katie Press
It shall be the purpose of the Gardening Club to advance skills, knowledge and interest in the world growing around us.
Advisor: Suzanne Joneson
Health and Wellness Club
It shall be the purpose of this organization to propose, plan, and promote activities, which encourage and enhance the overall wellness and positive lifestyle choices of UW-Waukesha students.
The Literary Club publishes the Windy Hill Review, a compilation of poems, stories and plays by students, faculty and staff. Members learn the editing process from selection of material to preparation of copy for the printer.
If you would like to submit a poem, short story, or other work of art, send a Microsoft Word file to firstname.lastname@example.org. We welcome your work!
Advisor: Greg Ahrenhoerster
OWLS (Older Wiser Learners)
The purpose of OWLS is to offer support and advocacy for returning adult students who have academic and social needs that are different from the needs of traditional students. Members will choose various programming topics throughout the academic year to support this purpose.
Advisor: Dinah Gygi
The purpose of O.L.L.A. (Organization of Latino Leaders of America or Organization de Lideres Latino Americanos) is to serve interested students, faculty, and staff members of the UW-Waukesha and members of local communities by promoting an awareness of and developing an appreciation of all elements of Latino cultures.
Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society
Phi Theta Kappa is the international honor society of 2-year colleges which promotes scholarship, service, fellowship, and leadership. Eligible students must have earned a cumulative grade point average of at least a 3.50 for 12 credits. The local chapter elects officers and active members meet to plan social and fund-raising events. They hold two inductions of new members each year in a ceremony that attracts family, friends, and the campus community. The society also raises funds for scholarships for students eligible to join Phi Theta Kappa.
The Pre-Health Sciences Club provides community service and career exploration opportunities related to health professions.
Advisor: Lori Brock
The UW-Waukesha Pride Alliance acts as a forum and resource for the discussion of gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, queer, and questioning related issues. In addition, this club provides opportunities for its members to connect with and take part in LGBTQIA communities of the University of Wisconsin System and southeastern Wisconsin in general.
The purpose of the Psychology Club is to help club members to broaden their college experience and better understand the importance of unity. We hope to facilitate our interests in Psychology through increased networking with those that share the same career and academic interests. We plan to accomplish this goal by discussing a range of interest topics. In addition, we plan to orchestrate several meetings where an invited speaker shall present us with stimulating information regarding their professional experiences.
Student Government Association (SGA)
The Student Government Association is the official representative and legislative body for all students. Members work with staff, administration, and faculty to develop all areas of student life, and represent students on university committees. SGA also reviews and offers recommendations to the campus dean for portions of the segregated fee budget. The segregated fee budget funds a number of programs on campus, as well as all of Waukesha's clubs and on campus organizations.
Students for Peace
Students for Peace has commenced as a group to protest and denounce was between nations and to convey a message of peace through communication, negotiation and understanding. The group will function in a group manner at all times, with a focus on working together toward common goals.
Student Veterans Association
The Student Veterans Association supports students who have served in the military or are currently serving, a transition to a student lifestyle.
Advisor: Ellyn Lem
"The Observer" is the official student newspaper of UW-Waukesha. The purpose of The Observer is to bring student concerns to the attention of the faculty and the institutional authorities and of formulating student opinion on various issues on the campus and in the world at large.
UW-Waukesha Cougar Nation Weightlifting Association
The aim of the Club is to produce a happier healthy Club member.
Visual and Student Performing Arts Club
Interested in meeting other creative imaginative artist types? Open to: musicians, actors, singers, writers, animators, photographers, designers, gallery-goers, concert cohorts, dramatic dialoguers, heartfelt poets, those desiring culture, or fans of the arts anywhere in between or out of the box! Thank you for supporting the arts!
The primary goal for members of the UW-Waukesha Yoga Club is to pursue mental and physical balance through the practice of Hatha Yoga. No prior experience or level of skill is needed to join at any point. The instructor will be able to accommodate beginners, as well as those of intermediate and advanced skill level. The beneficial effects of practicing Yoga include decrease in stress and anxiety, refocusing the mind, and improvement of posture and spinal alignment. Although you may have to be flexible for advanced Yoga, the purpose of our club is to improve your flexibiblity and strength, so no level of flexibility is required.
Yoga Club was created as a way for students to experience Yoga without cost. Although community members are also welcome, we ask that non-students provide a contribution of five dollars per session for use in scholarships and charity donations. The club provides each year to programs like the Heifer International project. Philanthropic practices such as these are in line with Karma Yoga, which consists of doing good deeds at every turn as a way of spreading charity through one’s community and the world at large.
Advisor: Shubhangi Stalder