Student Organizations

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.

Meetings: Mondays, 12:00pm, C158
Advisor: Sue Kalinka
Officers:
President: Hayden Look
Vice President: Sarah Stenberg
Secretary: Anna Miller
Public Relations: Melissa Struck
 

Adventure Club

Meetings: Mondays, 12:00pm, N127
Advisor: Katie Press
Officers:
President:  Chase Bayer
Vice President: Vacant
Coordinators:  Vacant
Outreach Specialist:  Vacant
 

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.

Meetings: Thursdays, 12:00pm, C158
Advisor: James Boling
Officers:
President:
Vice President:
Public Relations:
Secretary:
 

Art Club

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.

Meetings: Tuesdays and Thursdays, 12:00pm, S123
Advisor: Barbara Reinhart
Officers:
CoPresident       Samantha Azzaro
CoPresident       Carli Jade Fell
Secretary             Natalie Werlein
 

Ballroom Dance

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.

Meetings: Fridays, 2:30pm-4:30pm, HUB
Advisor: Genevieve Freese
Officers:
President:            Jamie Watkins
Vice President     Kerri Grundl
Treasurer              Kate Whitstone
Public Relations   Liana Januss

 

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.

Meetings: Tuesdays 12:00 pm -12:50pm*, Fridays 12:00 pm -12:50pm*
*Both meeting places are located in room N055.
Officers:
President: Danielle Dean
Vice President: Hannah Byrnes
Secretary: Anthony Ehlers
Treasurer: Evan Euclide
 

Cheerleading

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!

Meetings: Thursdays, 6:30pm-9:00pm, HUB
Advisor: Marie Peterson
Officers:
President:
Vice President:
Secretary:
Treasurer:
Public Relations:
 

Circle K

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.

Meetings: Tuesdays, 12:00pm, N130
Advisor: Katie Press
Officers:
President: Bridget Cull
Vice President: Kelsey Podany
Treasurer: Anna Miller
 

College Republicans

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.

Meetings: Not currently active

Advisor: George Llanas

 

Criminology Club

The purpose of the Criminology Club is to perform career exploration and acquire general knowledge of the criminal justice system.

Meetings: Tuesdays or Thursdays, 12:00pm, F006 (Fieldhouse)
Advisor: Ron Gulotta
Officers:
Co-President: Garett Maloney
Co-President: Liz Canapa
Secretary: Madeline Zilles
Campus Advisor: Brandon Szalacinski
 

Deutsch Klub

The purpose of German Club is to promote the learning of German language and to acquire cultural awareness through extracurricular activities.

Meetings: Not currently active

Advisor: Student Development Office

 

Diversity Club

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.

Meetings: Wednesdays, 12:00pm, Diversity Center
Advisor: James Boling
Officers:
President: Joanna Perez
Vice President: Yamo Abdulla
Secretary: Liana Januss
Treasurer: Dakota Steger

 

Ecology Club

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.

Meetings: Thursdays, 12:00pm, A100
Advisor: Marlin Johnson
Officers:
President: Cassie Turinske
Vice President: Brittney Tarantino
Treasurer: Jensen Kuehn
 

Engineering Club

The purpose of this club is to offer hands on engineering experiences outside of class.

Meetings: Every other Wednesday 12:00pm N233
Officers:
President:           Jen Guerin
Vice President:  Russ Tuazon
Secretary:           Mat Bembenek
Treasurer:           Jeremy Laabs
 

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.

Meetings: Thursdays, 12:00pm, Coffee Corner on Campus
Advisor: Amanda Mueller
Officers:
President            Nick Wesell
VP Financing      Yamo Abdullah
VP Marketing    Tomas Amaya
Secretary             Dakota Steger

 

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.

Meetings: Thursdays, 12:00pm, S110
Advisor: Jill Rinzel
Officers: 
Co-President: Kerri Grundl
Co-President: Megan Lopez
Secretary: Jessica Nord
Public Relations: Kelsey Podany
 

Gaming Club

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.

Meetings: Tuesdays, 12:00pm, TBD
Advisor: Katie Press
Officers:
President: Everett Frisch
Vice President: Nikolas Rohre
Treasurer:
Public Relations: Kyle Rodriguez
 

Gardening Club

It shall be the purpose of the Gardening Club to advance skills, knowledge and interest in the world growing around us.

Meetings: Tuesdays, 12:00pm, N037
Advisor: Suzanne Joneson
Officers:
President: Ehtan Greene
Vice President: Ben Flood
Secretary: Simeon Thiele
Treasurer: Richard Frenn
 

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.

Meetings: Wednesdays, 12:00pm, F008 (Fieldhouse)
Advisors:  Amanda Mueller
Officers:
President:
Vice President: Anna Miller
Public Relations: Garrett Davis
Treasurer: Will Yelverton
 

Literary Club

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 waklit@uwc.edu.com. We welcome your work!

Meetings: Mondays, 12:00pm, S108
Advisor: Greg Ahrenhoerster
Officers:
Editor: Paul Klipstein
Editor: Lane Luxem
Editor: Jesse Zellmer
 

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.

Meetings: Thursdays, 12:00pm, N050
Advisor: Dinah Gygi
Officers:
President: Dan Kriefall
Vice President: 
Secretary: Terry Meyer
Treasurer: Robin Steinbrenner
 

OLLA

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.

Meetings: Tuesdays, 12:00pm in A100 or the Diversity Center
Advisor: James Boling
Officers:
President: Corrina Iacono
Vice President: Rosalva Beiza
Secretary:
Treasurer: Sandra Vazquez
 

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.

Meetings: Mondays, 12:00pm, N058
Advisors: Scott Silet, Lori Brock & Yong Wang
Contact us at wakptk@uwc.edu
PTK Officers:
President: Lisa Brady
Vice President: Larissa Leist
Secretary: Jack McQuestion
Treasurer: Aaron Larson
Historian: Elle Rogers
Public Relations: Jack McQuestion
 

Pre-Health Sciences

The Pre-Health Sciences Club provides community service and career exploration opportunities related to health professions.

Meetings: Thursdays, 12:00pm, N030
Advisor: Lori Brock
Officers:
President: Robert Garekis
Vice President: Danielle Hemingway & Lauren Woldonski
Treasurer: Austin Hoeg
Public Relations: Kailee Childers & Anna Miller
 

Pride Alliance

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.

Meetings: Tuesdays and Wednesdays, 12:00pm, C158
Advisors: Lisa Hager Timothy Thering
Officers:
President: Dan Pease
Vice President: Brittany Rettenmeier
Public Relations: Caitlin Thiele
 

Psychology Club

 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.

Meetings: Tuesdays, 12:00pm, N133
Advisor:  Jill Rinzel
Officers:
President:                    Robert Blask
Vice President:           Sam Peters
Treasurer:                    Brianna Gohde           

Secretary:                    Jamie Watkins

 

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.

Meetings: Thursdays, 12:00pm, C158
Advisor: Sue Kalinka
Officers:
President: Alex Roberts
Vice President: Rebecca Hamrick
Executive Director: Josh Kolb
Public Relations: Joanna Perez
Treasurer: Lisa Brady
 

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.

Meetings: Not currently active 
 

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.

Meetings: Mondays, 12:00pm, A116
Advisor: Ellyn Lem
Officers:
President:                           Ethan Greene
Vice President:                 Danielle Kleczka
Secretary:                           Andrew Stiles
Treasurer:                           Rob Tyler
Public Relations:               Dan Kriefall

 

The Observer

"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.

Meetings: Wednesdays, 12:00pm, C136
Advisor: Andy Turner
Officers:
Editor in Chief: Jordan Bugenhagen
Editor: Julia Busshardt
Sports Editor: Annelise Pronschinske
Ad Manager: Nathaniel Gundrum
 

UW-Waukesha Cougar Nation Weightlifting Association

The aim of the Club is to produce a happier healthy Club member.

Meetings: Not currently active.
 

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!

Meetings: Not currently active.
 

Yoga Club

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.

Meetings: Thursdays, 3:00pm, C101
Advisor: Shubhangi Stalder
Officers:
President: Andrew Stiles
Vice President: Amanda Lamb
Treasurer:  Tracey Hey