Student Organizations

UWM at Washington County PTK Club members and advisor stand in front of sign, some holding lighted sabersParticipation 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.

BSU (Black Student Union)

BSU’s mission is to provide a voice for Black and African American students on campus. In addition, BSU serves to promote social and cultural awareness. BSU host events such as Cultural Coffee Hour and Black History Celebrations.

Meetings: Thursdays, Noon-hour, Virtual
Advisor: Tima Guled (Student Life & Events Coordinator)
Officers:

Business Club

The purpose of the Business Club is to gain practical business experience through involvement in university- and community-related projects, increase awareness of business opportunities, and develop skills in all areas of business.

Meetings: 
Advisor: Professor Carl Gahala (Assistant Professor of Business, Social Sciences and Business Department)
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Campus Activities Board

Interested in planning events for your peers? Join CAB to plan and host a variety of events, secure entertainers, and provide your input for student activities and create marketing materials. No event planning or marketing experience required.

Meetings:
Advisor:  Tima Guled (Student Life & Events Coordinator)
Officers:

CRU Club

CRU exists to provide regular opportunities to study and discuss the Bible, worship, and pray, all in a group setting that also provides opportunities for fellowship, encouragement, and spiritual development among members. Anyone affiliated with campus as well as any interested person outside UWM at Washington County is welcome to attend the Bible studies and meetings.

Meetings:
Advisor:  Dr. Mohan Thapa & Ted Porath
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Environmental Club

Are you environmentally conscious? Would you like to learn more about the environmental issues of our community and the world? Come learn and teach about the environment with us! Our mission is to make our campus greener.

Meetings:
Advisor: Prof. Rob Sanborn
Officers:

Finer Foods Club

The Finer Foods Club meets weekly to discuss food and plan food-related events and outings. The Finer Foods Club also creates an electronic Foodie Journal to share their passion for food with the student body.

Meetings:
Advisor:  Tima Guled (Student Life & Events Coordinator)
Officers:

Gaming Club

The purpose of the Gaming Club is to afford like-minded students the opportunity to get together regularly as a group to analyze and participate in card playing.

Meetings:
Advisor:  Dr. Stephan Scholz
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GSA (Gender & Sexuality Alliance)

GSA would like to include anyone and everyone on campus. They focus on providing information to the campus through their events like Words Hurt Week. Members participate in AIDS Walk WI. The group also promotes mental health awareness in their events, as this is an important issue in the LGBTQIA+ community. GSA also provides informational programming such as Trans Day of Remembrance.

Meetings:  Thursdays, noon hour, Rm. 323
Advisor:  Dr. Anne Widmayer
Officers:

Judo Club

Judo is a martial art most closely resembling Olympic wrestling. The club prides itself on a long history of excellence in competition, discipline, and the understanding of technique.

Meetings:
Advisor:  Dr. Tait Szabo
Officers:

Model United Nations Club

Are you interested in politics and enjoy stimulating discussions about world issues? Want to meet great people? Model UN researches, prepares, and practices simulations on mock Model UN issues for campus and competition at MUN conferences. Come join Model UN!

Meetings:
Advisor: Dr. Kirk Tyvela
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Phi Theta Kappa (PTK)

Phi Theta Kappa is the international honor society for two-year colleges offering associate degree programs.  In addition to recognizing and promoting scholastic achievement, PTK also provides members with opportunities for leadership development, encourages members to conduct service projects for the benefit of the college and the community, and fosters an atmosphere conducive to scholarly fellowship.

Meetings:
Advisor:  Dr. Chris Yogerst
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Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics (STEM) Club

STEM club encourages students’ active participation and leadership role in all S.T.E.M. fields and disciplines, including Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Engineering, Geography, Geology, Mathematics, Nursing, Physics, Astronomy, Medicine, and Pharmacy. Everyone is welcome to attend the Wednesday noon seminars.

Meetings:  Wednesdays, noon hour. Rm. 228
Advisor:  Dr. Mohamed Ayoub
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Socrates Cafe

Join us on Mondays at noon for some interesting discussions! Each week, a student chooses a philosophically interesting topic, makes an assertion about it, and then responds to questions about or related to the assertion. Everyone takes a turn asking one question.

Meetings:  Mondays, noon hour
Advisor:  Dr. Mark Peterson & Dr. Tait Szabo
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Student Government Association (SGA)

The Student Government Association (SGA) is the official representative and governmental body for UWM at Washington County students. SGA senators and executive board members work with faculty, staff, and administration to represent the student voice in many areas of the student experience. SGA members serve on university committees to represent the student voice and student interests. SGA is involved in the review and decision-making process that offers recommendations to the campus Dean for areas of the segregated fee budget through the segregated university fee allocation committee (SUFAC) on an annual basis. The segregated fee budget funds several programs on campus, including all clubs and on-campus organizations.

Meetings:  Mondays, noon hour, Virtual
Advisor:  Tima Guled (Student Life & Events Coordinator)
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Student Newspaper – Ubiquitous

Ubiquitous is filled with news and features geared toward UWM at Washington County students, faculty, and staff. Students can join the Ubiquitous staff as reporters, editors, photographers, or desktop publishers. Joining the staff has many advantages, including improving writing skills, using your creativity and knowledge to educate other students, and having fun!

Meetings:
Advisor:  Dr. David Ostrenga
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Student Veterans of America (SVA)

SVA’s mission is for helping Veterans to feel connected to their campus and resources. The Student Veterans of America (SVA) is a group of college-based military veterans and supporters dedicated to supporting military veterans, their families, and their communities.

Meetings: bi-weekly, Tuesdays, noon hour.
Advisor:  Debbie Butschlick
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The Swing of Things

The Swing of Things club is for swing dance enthusiasts and amateurs wanting to learn how to dance! Come meet new people, learn how to dance, and step into a rockin’ good time! No previous dance experience is required.

Meetings:
Advisor: Liz Schielke (Academic Advisor)
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Ukulele Club

Discuss life and learn how to play the ukulele with new people. Build friendships and new skills! No prior musical experience necessary, just a curiosity to learn new things!

Meetings:
Advisor:  Dr. Mark Peterson
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United Federation of Astro-Nuts (UFAN)

The mission of UFAN (United Federation of Astro-Nuts) is to promote and nurture the curiosity of the natural world and scientific thinking via hands-on exploration of astronomy and physics.

Meetings:
Advisor:  Dr.Swapnil Tripathi
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Wildcats for Life

Wildcats for Life is a pro-life student organization engaging in the community and volunteering to provide resources to those in need, with a focus on education.

Meetings:
Advisor: Brittany Schmidt (Information Specialist)
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Writers’ Guild

The Writers’ Guild is a campus club, for lack of a better term, that inspires creative thinking in your everyday writing. Writings are published once a month in the campus newspaper, Ubiquitous, and its own publication is printed once at the end of the year in a magazine called Pyrite. The organization meets regularly throughout each semester. To join, enroll in CGS ENG 290-Special Topics: Writing Publications online on PAWS.

Meetings:
Advisor:  Dr. Megan Muthupandian
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Start a new club

If you don’t see an organization you’re interested in, you can create your own!  Clubs can be related to your intended major or a special interest. Organizing a club allows you to invite guest speakers, take tours and meet people with similar interests.

To start a club, you only need to find three interested students and fill out some simple paperwork. For more information about any of the clubs or to start a new club, contact the Solution Center.