KWC offers a myriad of clubs, organizations and societies where students can become involved. (If you don't find a club or organization that fits your needs, see the Director of Student Life about creating a new one!)
These organizations include departmental clubs, academic honor societies, musical and theatrical groups and religious organizations. Kentucky Wesleyan College also hosts five national Greek social fraternities and sororities.
The fraternities are Sigma Alpha Mu, Sigma Nu and Sigma Phi Epsilon. Kappa Delta and Sigma Kappa are the national sororities represented on campus; Theta Omega, which originated in 2009, is a local sorority.
Fraternity and sorority recruitment is held during the first few weeks of the fall semester for both freshmen and upperclassmen.
There is literally something for everyone at Kentucky Wesleyan College, and students are strongly encouraged to get involved in at least one student organization on campus -- many opportunities for leadership development are available.
Check out the list of student organizations below -- you'll find something that's perfect for you!
The Student Government Association consists of officers and senators elected to represent each class. The SGA is responsible for serving as the voice of the student body and for dealing with issues of concern to all students. They are responsible for approving organizational charters and appropriating funds from the Student Activities Fee all full-time students pay.
The Student Activities Programming Board is the student-run organization with responsibility for planning campus-wide student activities and entertainment. The Student Activities Programming Board (SAPB) is comprised of the following sub-committees: Movies, Traditions and Dances, Entertainment, Special Events, and Public Relations. One Executive Director oversees the basic functions of the board, and an Executive Assistant supervises all administrative functions. SAPB is responsible for planning and implementing a wide variety of campus activities, such as trips, movies, comedians, hypnotists, live music, game shows, and much more. Each student pays a student activity fee so events and trips are offered at no additional cost.
A student staff publishes the student newspaper (Panogram) and the yearbook (Porphyrian). Positions on the Panogram and Porphyrian staffs are made available to all interested students.
Alpha Chi National Honor Society – The top honor society for promotion and recognition of scholarship among junior and senior students of Kentucky Wesleyan College.
Alpha Phi Sigma - The National Criminal Justice Honor Society. This organization recognizes excellence in the study of criminal justice.
Band - An instrumental music program including pep, marching and jazz bands. The band is open to all interested student musicians.
Campus Ministries Team (CMT) – The CMT offers support to all campus ministry organizations and provides opportunities for students to participate in the general religious life on campus, in addition to planning several special events throughout the school year.
Cheerleaders - Chosen each spring to perform at all home football and basketball games. Tryouts are open to both men and women.
Circle K – Circle K focuses on three main tenets: service, leadership, and fellowship. This organization seeks to serve our campus community as well as the Owensboro community in conjunction with the Owensboro Kiwanis club.
Criminal Justice Association – This organization is open to all criminal justice majors and minors. The purpose of CJA centers around educational, social and career development of its members.
CROSS (also known as BCM) -- A ministry of the Baptist Campus Ministry that meets each week for a time of worship and Bible study. CROSS also gives students the opportunity to participate in creative ministries, tutoring, small group Bible studies, freshman ministry and missions. Open to all students (not just Baptists!), CROSS meets on Tuesdays at 5:00 p.m. at the Daviess-McLean Baptist Building, across from Kendall Hall.
Dance Team - Entertaining the fans and supporting KWC athletes are the goals of this group that performs at many home sporting events.
Fellowship of Christian Athletes - Current and former athletes, as well as any interested students, whose purpose is to challenge others to seek Jesus Christ.
HD3D (High Definition Discipleship) -- HD3D meets each Thursday at 5 pm. Students gather for a meal, friendship, worship, Bible study, and small group Christian discipleship. HD3D sponsors yearly retreats and ongoing outreach and mission projects. Open to all students, HD3D helps students grow spiritually so that they can serve the campus, community, and area churches.
Interfraternity Council - The IFC regulates the affairs of the social fraternities, administers rules governing Rush and pledging and encourages cooperation and harmony among its members.
James Graham Brown Society (J.G.B.S.) - This group consists of students on full academic scholarships. The society meets periodically during the year to discuss matters of common interest.
Kappa Delta - One of KWC’s two national sororities, the KDs began at Wesleyan in 1920 as the Chi Upsilon Chi Sorority. The local went national in 1958 as the Gamma Xi Chapter of Kappa Delta.
Kentucky Education Association - Student Program (KEA-SP) – Education majors participate in the KEA-SP. Representatives from KEA come to KWC during the year to counsel students on current issues in education, hold seminars and to give guidance concerning employment opportunities.
KWC Student Engineering Society - This organization promotes the profession of engineering as a social and economic influence vital to the welfare of the community and all mankind.
Kentucky Wesleyan Singers – The College choir at Kentucky Wesleyan is called the Wesleyan Singers. The class can be taken for one credit hour and is open to all students by audition. The group performs at many school, church and civic functions.
KWC Republicans - This organization serves to promote the principles of the Republican Party among students, to recruit members of the Republican Party, to aid in the election of Republican candidates, and to develop political aptitude among Republican students.
Order of Omega – National Greek Honor Society brought to campus in 2008, this organization honors the top three percent of Greeks on campus and nationally, on the basis of scholarship, service, leadership, and involvement.
Panhellenic Council – Panhellenic Council is the governing body for the national sororities on campus. It fosters cooperation, good will and harmony among the sororities, plans activities and administers policies and regulations governing Recruitment activities.
Panogram - The Panogram is the official KWC student newspaper and is a source of information for students and faculty for social and academic events, local and regional news and many interesting feature articles. All students are invited to apply for a position with the Panogram.
Parnassus Society - English club for persons who enjoy and are interested in discussing literature.
Phi Beta Lambda –A professional organization maintained by students who have an interest in the study and practice of business.
Porphyrian (Greek for Purple) – The Porphyrian is KWC’s yearbook. There are a variety of positions open to all students.
Pre-Professional Society - Science majors with career goals in medicine, veterinary, optometry, nursing or pharmacology constitute this society which meets monthly and has numerous speakers during the year. Members visit with physicians and talk with former KWC students now in professional schools.
Psi Chi - Psi Chi is the national psychology honor society recognizing Psychology majors and minors for their academic achievements.
Psychology Club - This organization provides guest speakers, community involvement, field trips and social activities to enrich students during the year. The club is a support group for those interested in psychology, whether or not they are majoring in psychology.
Religion and Philosophy Club – The Religion and Philosophy Club serves to discuss and debate religious and philosophical issues in today’s society. Membership is open to any interested student.
Rotaract - A Rotary-sponsored international service organization for young adults who are committed to making a difference through service and leadership in their communities and throughout the world.
St Jude Up ‘Til Dawn Executive Board – brought to campus in 2008, the Up ‘Til Dawn Executive Board plans fundraising events throughout the year to benefit the St. Jude Research Hospital in Memphis, TN.
Sierra Club - To explore, enjoy, and protect the wild places of the earth and promote the responsible use of the earth's ecosystems and resources. The group, organized in 2007 on our campus, also serves to educate and enlist students to protect and restore the quality of the natural and human environment.
Sigma Alpha Mu - One of KWC’s three national fraternities, the Sammies started as the Octagon Club in 1964. They went national in 1968 as the Beta Omega Chapter of Sigma Alpha Mu.
Sigma Beta - This science and math honorary society is mainly composed of juniors and seniors. Members are required to have taken at least 15 hours of math and science courses, and to achieve at least a 3.0 GPA in those courses and a minimum cumulative 2.5 GPA.
Sigma Kappa - One of the two national sororities at KWC, the Sigma Kappa’s started at Wesleyan as the Pi Sigma Chi Sorority in 1937. The local chapter went national in 1958 as the Gamma Pi Chapter of Sigma Kappa.
Sigma Nu - The Sigma Nu’s began at Kentucky Wesleyan as Sigma Delta Fraternity in 1936. The local went national in 1960 founding the Eta Epsilon Chapter of Sigma Nu.
Sigma Phi Epsilon - The Sig Eps started as the Key Fraternity at KWC in 1926. The local went national in April of 1959, thus establishing the Kentucky Gamma Chapter of Sigma Phi Epsilon.
Theta Omega Local Sorority - This local sorority was started in 2010.
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