Student Organizations

Students converse as they show poster displays

UWM at Waukesha has more than 25 registered student clubs. Getting involved is a great way to make new friends. Participating in clubs and organizations also enhances your college experience by sharpening your organizational, leadership and communication skills.

Activities Coordination Team

The Activities Coordination Team (ACT) provides an opportunity for students to budget, plan and select entertainment and to implement programs for the campus and community. Major events include Fall Fest, Mardi Gras and Spring Fling.

Meetings:
Advisor: Sue Kalinka, Senior Student Life Coordinator, Student Affairs Department
Officers:

Adventure Club

Adventure Club provides students the ability to safely engage in outdoor activities, learn techniques and skills related to these activities, and work as a group to accomplish specific goals.

Meetings: 
Advisor: Nicolette Fugarino, Student Services Advisor, Student Affairs Department
Officers:

African American Union

The African American Union (AAU) provides a voice for African American students, promotes social and cultural awareness, and engages in political action in the community. The aim is to improve and maintain relationships between African American students and students of other backgrounds, academic staff and faculty. AAU works to provide a social and cultural outlet for its members and take an active part in campus activities.

Meetings:
Advisor: Millie Wenzel, Director of Multicultural Services, Diversity Center
Officers:

Art Club

The Art Club provides a stress-free and friendly environment, while encouraging artistic ability and creativity in each member. Art Club is a time where students can share art or opinions on art, get critiques and help from others, and work on projects.

Meetings: 
Advisor: Candy Decker, Student Development Assistant
Officers:

Arts & Humanities

Meetings:
Advisor: Steven Decker, Associate Professor of Communications/Theatre Arts, and Candy Decker, Student Development Assistant
Officers:

Campus Crusade for Christ

Campus Crusade for Christ’s mission is to bring glory to God by meeting the spiritual needs of interested students and faculty. The club provides an environment where any student may investigate the claims of Jesus Christ and consider how these claims affect their lives.

Meetings:
Advisor: Denise Lorge, Student Services Advisor, Student Affairs Department
Officers:

Catholic Club

Catholic Club provides an opportunity for young adults to share and grow in faith while experiencing the transformative power of Jesus. We aim to do this by fostering community focused on prayer, reception of the sacraments, reading Scripture, service to our neighbors, and growing to more fully understand tradition.

Catholic Club is open to all. It is our hope that anyone who feels curious about Jesus or the Catholic Church would take this opportunity to seek an answer. We do not claim to be experts, but rather a group of young adults imperfectly striving to understand and live out what Jesus meant when he said, “I came so that they might have life, and have it more abundantly.”

Meetings: Not currently active
Advisor: Connie Humann, Student Services Advisor, Student Affairs Department
Officers:

Circle K

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.

Meetings: Not currently active

College Democrats

The College Democrats’ goal is to involve the community in the political process at local, state and national levels to educate the community on political issues and to promote Democratic candidates and their core message.

Meetings:
Advisor: Dylan Bennett, Associate Professor of Political Science, Social Sciences and Business Department

College Republicans

The College Republicans’ goal is to involve the community in the political process at local, state and national levels to educate the community on political issues and to promote Republican candidates and their core message.

Meetings: Not currently active

Cooking Club

This club is for anyone who wants to learn more about food – how it is produced, how it is cooked and prepared, and how local food purveyors provide it to the public. This club is for those who want to explore their culinary curiosity such as in meeting local area food establishment people and tasting local food trends.

Meetings:
Advisor: Ellyn Lem, Professor of English, Arts and Humanities Department, and Susanne Joneson, Associate Professor, Department of Math and Natural Sciences
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Diversity Club

This organization serves the campus 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 statuses and political beliefs to carry them into the diverse world outside the campus.

Meetings:
Advisor: Millie Wenzel, Director of Multicultural Services, Diversity Center
Officers:

Ecology Club

Ecology Club’s goal is to give 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: Not currently active

Engineering Club

Engineering Club offers hands-on engineering experiences outside of class.

Meetings: Not currently active
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Film Club

The Film Club provides an opportunity for students interested in film and filmmaking to explore and learn the art together.

Meetings:
Advisor: Barry Liss, Associate Professor of Communications/Theatre Arts, Arts and Humanities Department
Officers:

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. Let’s help each other be the Future Business Leaders of tomorrow.

Meetings:
Advisor: Alexandria Lawver, Career Planning and Internship Coordinator
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Future Educators Club

Meetings:
Advisor: Heidi Graham, TRiO Advisor, and Schelzia Ross, TRiO Director
Officers:

Gaming Club

The Gaming Club helps create groups for the purpose of playing games, including role-play, board and card games. The goal is to create an environment that facilitates expression in the form of gaming, to break down 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 mathematical competency through repetitive use of formulas.

Meetings:
Advisor: Derek Blemberg, Senior Lecturer of English, Arts and Humanities Department
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Japanese Club

Meetings:
Advisor: Courtney O’Connell, Assistant Dean for Student Affairs
Officers:

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 the advisor. We welcome your work!

Meetings:
Advisor: Drew Blanchard, Assistant Professor of English, Arts and Humanities Department
Officers:

 

Nursing Club

Meetings:
Advisor: Connie Humann, Student Services Advisor, Student Affairs Department
Officers:

Organization of Latino Leaders of America

The Organization of Latino Leaders of America, or Organization de Lideres Latino Americanos (OLLA), serves interested students, faculty, staff and members of local communities by promoting an awareness of and developing an appreciation of all elements of Latino cultures.

Meetings:
Advisor: Millie Wenzel, Director of Multicultural Services, Diversity Center
Officers:

Panther Pals

Panther Pals is a club dedicated to maintaining an inclusive environment for students to socialize with each other through events and one-on-one interactions.

Meetings:
Advisor: Michael Weber, Mental Health Counselor, Student Affairs Department
Officers:

Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society

Phi Theta Kappa is the international honor society of two-year colleges that promotes scholarship, service, fellowship and leadership. Eligible students must have earned a cumulative GPA of at least 3.5 for 12 credits. The chapter elects officers, and active members meet to plan social and fundraising events. They hold two induction ceremonies for new members each year. The society also raises funds for scholarships for students eligible to join Phi Theta Kappa.

Meetings:
Advisors: Ellyn Lem, Professor of English, Arts and Humanities Department
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Players Theatre Waukesha

Players Theatre Waukesha provides an environment to encourage and facilitate the exposure and involvement of students in the performing arts on campus and in the community.

Meetings:
Advisor: Steven Decker, Associate Professor of Communications/Theatre Arts, Arts and Humanities Department
Officers:

Pre-Health Sciences

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

Meetings: Not currently active

Pride Alliance

The 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 members to connect with and take part in LGBTQIA communities of the University of Wisconsin System and southeastern Wisconsin in general.

Meetings:
Advisor: Lisa Hager, Associate Professor of English, Arts and Humanities Department
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Social Sciences Club

Meetings:
Advisor: Ron Gulotta, Associate Professor of Sociology, and Mike Weber, Mental Health Counselor
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Student Advocates Association

The Student Advocates Association (SAA) 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. SAA 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 the clubs and on-campus organizations.

Meetings:
Advisor: Sue Kalinka, Senior Student Life Coordinator, Student Affairs Department
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Students for Peace and Social Justice

Meetings:
Advisor: Schelzia Ross, TRiO Director
Officers:

Student Veterans Association and Veterans Resource Center

The Student Veterans Association supports students who are serving or have served in the military as they transition to a student lifestyle.

The Veterans Resource Center, located in Room C136, provides information about educational benefits and provides a comfortable space for interacting. It has a computer for student use and is open to anyone interested in finding out more about veterans’ issues. The center is staffed by students.

Meetings:
Advisor: Gregg Jamison, Associate Professor of Anthropology, and Tim Thering,

UWM at Waukesha Campus Administrator and Associate Professor of History
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Yoga Club

Yoga Club helps members pursue mental and physical balance through the practice of hatha yoga. The instructor can accommodate people of all levels. Although advanced yoga requires flexibility, the goal is to improve flexibility and strength. No  level of flexibility or prior experience is needed. Yoga’s benefits include decreasing stress and anxiety, refocusing the mind, and improving posture and spinal alignment.

Yoga Club was created so students can do yoga without a cost. Community members are welcome, but we ask non-students to contribute $5 per session to be used for scholarships and charitable donations. Philanthropic practices are in line with karma yoga, which consists of doing good deeds to spread charity through the community and the world.

Meetings: 
Advisors: Shubhangi Stalder, Professor of Mathematics, Mathematics and Natural Sciences Department, and Teresa Schueller, Assistant Professor of Biological Sciences, Mathematics and Natural Sciences Department
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Start your own club

If you don’t see a club that interests you, you can create your own. To start a club, you only need to find at least three interested students and complete some simple paperwork. Organizing a club allows you to invite guest speakers, take tours and meet people with similar interests. Consider a club related to your intended major, hobby or a club you were involved with in high school or on another campus.