Campus Life

Student Organizations

Click on a Club or Organization to see a description of what each one is about.

Student Government Association

The Kishwaukee Student Government Association is the officially recognized student representative group within the College. Its committees are responsible for addressing the concerns of students, providing programs and services for students, chartering campus clubs and organizations, and assisting these groups in achieving their goals. The SGA's budget is generated from the activity fee that students pay with each class. The Student Association provides a communication channel between students, faculty, and administration by serving as representatives on various administrative committees.

Students interested in joining the Student Government Association and/or its committees should contact the SGA office at 815-825-2086, ext. 2140.

Advisor: Allison von Ende

Phone: ext. 5390
Office: C1120

Phi Theta Kappa

Phi Theta Kappa is the international honor society of two-year colleges was founded in 1918. Objectives of the organization are to recognize and foster scholarship, leadership, fellowship, and service activities. Eligibility is based on completion of at least 12 semester hours at the 100/200 level; a grade point average of at least 3.5 in those courses; and current enrollment in at least three semester hours in 100/200 level courses.

For more information on this international society, visit the Official Phi Theta Kappa Website.

Advisor: Laura Chiavini

Phone: ext. 3100
Office: B2328

Forensics Team

This team is based on active preparation and competition in intercollegiate forensics. Encouragement and support is provided for students to participate in intercampus and community entertainment.

For more information, please see the Forensics Team's website.

Advisor: Chase Budziak

Phone: ext. 6057
Office: A2238


Intercollegiate Athletics (NJCAA)

In its intercollegiate athletic program, the College sponsors basketball, baseball for men; volleyball, basketball, and softball for women. Kishwaukee's teams compete in the Arrowhead Conference, which is comprised of Highland Community College, Black Hawk College, Black Hawk College East Campus, Carl Sandburg College, Illinois Valley, Sauk Valley College, and Kishwaukee College.

Kishwaukee is a member of the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA). Regional winners are advanced for national competition. Students interested in participating in intercollegiate athletics should contact the Athletic Department at ext. 5380. The Athletics Website.


The Kamelian is the college's literary magazine. Published every spring, it contains student work in the areas of art, photography, poetry, and prose. The published works are selected through college-wide competition. For additional information, contact the Arts/Communications/Social Science Division at ext. 2600.


The All-American student newspaper staff is open to all students including those with no previous experience. The paper, which has a circulation of about 1,800, is a member of the Illinois Community College Journalism Association (ICCJA). The Kaleidoscope webpage.

Advisor: Susan Carlson



Student Clubs

Student Nursing Organizations

Alpha Delta Nu

Alpha Delta Nu Nursing Honors Society : The objective of  IOADN Alpha Delta Nu Nursing Honor Society shall be to recognize the academic excellence of students in nursing. The society shall encourage the pursuit of advance degrees in the profession of nursing as well as education as  life-long professional responsibility      


Advisor: June Callahan

Phone: ext. 3620
Office: B1221

Advisor: Patricia Mitchell

Phone: ext. 2550
Office: B1220


Student Nursing Organization (SNO)

Student Nurses Organization (SNO):  The goal of this club is to promote nursing as a career. To provide a channel for nursing student communication with college administration, faculty, staff and other students organizations on campus. To render volunteer services to the surrounding community. To plan various SNO social activities for the benefit of the student nurses.

Advisor: Kelly Soost

Phone: ext. 2540
Office: B1224

Advisor: June Callahan

Phone: ext. 3620
Office: B1221

Art Club

Advisor: Miles Halpern

Phone: ext. 6057
Office: A2238

Contact: Miles Halpern, advisor

Office: B1424
Phone: 815-825-2086 ext. 2420

Steven Hoover , advisor

Office: C1260A
Phone: 815-825-2086 ext. 5610


Aviation Club

The purpose of the Kishwaukee Aviators Club at Kishwaukee College shall be the promotion of Aviation, real-life experience, and the cultivation of fellowship among aspiring pilots at Kishwaukee College.

Contact: Steve Durin, advisor

Office: A1418
Phone: 815-825-2086 ext. 2850

Black Student Union

The Black Student Union (BSU) was created for all KC students who wish to provide advocacy and support for the academic, cultural and social development of African-American students, host programs and events to prvoide awareness of issues, and celebrate the accomplishments of members in the African-American community.

Contact: Keith Barnes, advisor

Office: C2118
Phone: 815-825-2086 ext. 5590

Black Male Initiative

The primary focus of BMI is to serve as a support group for Black male students. The Black Male Initiative embrace the principles of accountability, proactive leadership, self-discipline, social interaction, academic persistence and intellectual development.

Contact: Keith Barnes, advisor

Office: C2118
Phone: 815-825-2086 ext. 5590

Business Club

To provide business students an opportunity to gain a better understanding of the problems and potentialities of the business world and provide a service to the community, so that they may be better prepared to carry out their responsibilities as future business leaders and professionals.

Contact: Tammy Tiggelaar, advisor

Office: A1367
Phone: 815-825-2086, ext. 4180

Everett Westmeyer, advisor

Office: A2234
Phone: 815-825-2086, ext. 2580

College Parents Club


Contact: Mary Ann Kolls, advisor

Office: C1214
Phone: 815-825-2086, ext. 5190

Computer Club


Contact: Scott Armstrong, advisor

Office: A1346
Phone: 815-825-2086, ext. 3508

Criminal Justice Club


Contact: David Dammon, advisor

Office: C2257
Phone: 815-825-2086, ext. 5580

Engineering Club

The purpose of Engineering Club is to promote awareness of engineering disciplines and careers. We do this by invite engineers to come to speak, we take field trips to engineering sites and do projects as a group. WE are a community of problem solvers. A place where aspiring engineers come together to share ideas.

Contact: Alan Edgecomebe, advisor

Phone: 815-825-2086, ext. 2075


The purpose of the Spectrum is to foster an active and diverse culture at Kishwaukee College and in our community. Membership and participation in the Spectrum are free from discrimination of any kind. The Spectrum provides opportunities for students to build friendships and encourage open-mindedness and diversity within the College community of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning people, and their friends.

Contact: Ami Irmen, advisor

Phone: 815-825-2086, ext. 2780

Floral Club SAIFD

SAIFD Floral Club works to maintain and advance standards of professional floral design and decoration; to uphold, in practice, a code of ethics of mutual benefit in both professional and trade relations; to promote educational programs to advance the creative art of floral design and decoration; and to support high standards of design and quality of materials and products.

Contact: Janet Gallagher, advisor

Office: B2315
Phone: 815-825-2086, ext. 4610

Future Teachers Association

To encourage Kishwakee College elementary, special and secondary education majors to pursue teaching as a career. To understand the role of schools in our society. To provide information on professional career opportunities in education. To provide opportunities for members to develop qualities, attitudes and experiences basic to successful teaching.

Contact: Jodi Lord, advisor

Office: B2319
Phone: 815-825-2086, ext. 3080

Great Minds (Philosophy) Club

The Great Minds Club is dedicated to giving Kishwaukee students the chance to learn more about philosophy through activities that focus on philosophical issues. Activities range from showing movies with philosophical themes to hosting debates and panel discussions about key issues, the Club is for those who are interesed in making philosophy an important part of their lives and studies. The Club is open to all interested Kishwaukee students. There are numerous opportunities for participation and leadership in the Great Minds Club -- join us and make a difference!

Contact: Tony Thomas, advisor

Office: A2208
Phone: 815-825-2086, ext. 4260

Melissa Foote

815-825-2086, ext. 2600

Horticulture Club

This club is open to anyone who has an interest in ornamental horticulture. Students engage guest speakers and sponsor social functions funded with revenues from club projects such as making corsages and Christmas wreaths for faculty and college functions.

Contact: Matt Girman, advisor

Office: U-308
Phone: 815-825-2086, ext. 2940

Intercultural Student Association

The International Student Club is open to all Kishwaukee students and staff. Its purpose is to bring together people from different cultural backgrounds to foster a better understanding of cultures and a better acceptance of all people. The association sponsors a variety of cultural events throughout the year.

Contact: Paula Stroud, advisor
Office: A2209
Phone: 815-825-2086, ext. 2630

Kishwaukee Car Club

Contact: Scott Shotton, advisor
Office: CA122
Phone: 815-825-2086 ext. 3270


As Kishwaukee’s dance team, the Kougarettes provide entertainment through dance and performance at College sporting events.

Contact: Cassandra Downs, advisor
Office: C2111
Phone: 815-825-2086 ext. 4500

Latinos Unidos

Latinas, Latinos, and those interested in Latino/Hispanic cultures have come together to form this organization. Its goals include serving as a support system for members and the Latino/Hispanic community, involvement with campus-wide activities, programming cultural events, and promoting awareness of the various Latino/Hispanic cultures.

Contact: Anne-Marie Eggleston, advisor
Office: A1113
Phone: 815-825-2086 ext. 3660


The Kishwaukee College Mudslingers Club's mission is to promote awareness of the ceramic arts, enrich the learning experience of student members, and contribute to the concerns of the surrounding communities.

Membership is open to ceramic students, participating students/artists and faculty who wish to help fulfill the goals of our organization.

Meetings will take place the twice a month, at a time appointed by the officers.

Contact: Michelle Erickson-Goettl

Music Club

This club is designed to promote music throughout the college and the community; and to give members a greater appreciation, knowledge, and respect for music by exploring new areas of music.

Contact: Nate Gordon, advisor -or- Carly Gorman
Office: B2317
Phone: 815-825-2086, ext. 2870

Nurses Christian Fellowship

The Nurses Christian Fellowship assists nurses, nursing students, and other interested students in meeting the spiritual, psychosocial, and physical needs of persons in crisis. Specific activities are planned to enhance personal and professional goals. Opportunities are also available for Christian fellowship and growth. During the first few meetings, activities will be defined to meet the needs of the group.

Contact: Sue Hudson, advisor
Office: B2313
Phone: 815-825-2086 ext. 5050
Kelly Soost, advisor
Office: A2233
Phone: 815-825-2086 ext. 2540

Student Nursing Organizations

These clubs are for students enrolled in levels I and II of the Nursing Program. Objectives include the promotion of nursing as a career, completion of projects for the College and community, and sponsorship of social and recreational activities for club members.

Contact: June Callahan, advisor
Office: B2323
Phone: 815-825-2086 ext. 3620
Kelly Soost, advisor
Office: A2233
Phone: 815-825-2086 ext. 2510


SkillsUSA is a national organization serving more than 264,500 high school and college students and professional members enrolled in training programs in technical, skilled, and service occupations, including health occupations. It emphasizes total quality at work, high ethical standards, superior work skills, life-long education and pride in the dignity of work. SkillsUSA also promotes understanding of the free enterprise system and involvement in community service activities. For more information, call 815-825-2086, ext. 3280.

Contact: Greg Brink, advisor

Office: B-405a
Phone: 815-825-2086 ext. 3280
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