Academic Clubs & Honor Societies

Kentucky Wesleyan College 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, contact the Director of Student Involvement, Michael McComas, 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. 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; students are strongly encouraged to get involved in at least one student organization on campus. 

Being involved in a club/organization is a great way to make new friends, hone one’s leadership skills, or just have fun!  Studies also show that students involved in at least one club/organization are more likely to graduate. Check out the list of student organizations below — you’ll find something that’s perfect for you!

Student Organization Advisor’s Manual
Student Organization Policy Handbook 20-21


Clubs & Organizations

  • Governing Organizations

    • Student Government Association (SGA)
    • SGA is the self-governing body on campus that provides the student body with a voice in college affairs, ranging from administrative to social matters. SGA consists of an elected executive council and senate. Two senators represent each class. Elections are open to any interested student.

      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.

      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.

 

  • Programming Organizations

    • Student Activities Programming Board (SAPB)
    • The SAPB provides a full range of social activities ranging from Midnight Movies, trips (i.e. Reds baseball game, Paoli Peaks ski trip, Nashville Predators hockey game, theme-park trips, etc.), novelty events, dances, comedians, and music entertainment.  This organization is comprised of several committees and meets every other Tuesday at noon in Cox Conference Room.

 

  • Academic/Honor Societies

    • Alpha Chi National Honor Society
    • The top honor society for promotion and recognition of scholarship among junior and senior students of KWC.
    • Honors Society
    • This is an organization that will reward students both for their academic achievements and service work. This organization wants to work to spread an academic mindset among students, as well as work in the community to make Owensboro a better place.

    • 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.

      Kentucky Education Association – Aspiring Educators (KEA-AE)

    • Education majors participate in the KEA-AE. 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.

      Psi Chi

    • Psi Chi is the national psychology honor society recognizing Psychology majors and minors for their academic achievements.

      Stanley Reed Political Science & Pre-Law Club

    • Named after one of Kentucky Wesleyan’s most prestigious alumni, United States Supreme Court Justice Stanley Reed, this club offers all students interested in law and politics opportunities to listen to speakers, discuss relevant topics and debate important controversial issues
  • Fraternity & Sorority Life

    • Alpha Omicron Pi
    • Alpha Omicron PI chapter, also known as AOII, recently rechartered as of Spring 2013. The local chapter, Theta Omega, went national in 2012 as the Beta Chi Chapter of Alpha Omicron Pi.

      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.

      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 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.

 

  • Programs

    • Student Ambassadors and STAR Team
    • This organization helps the Office of Admissions introduce prospective students to Wesleyan, answer any questions regarding college life, residential life, classes, etc.

      Band

    • An instrumental music program including wind ensemble, pep and jazz bands. The band is open to all interested student musicians.

      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.

 

  • Special Interests

    • Aca-Panthers 
    • The purpose of this organization is to generate music awareness and appreciation on and around campus.
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    • American Medical Student Association (AMSA) 
    • AMSA is the oldest and largest independent association of physicians-in-training in the United States. At KWC, AMSA will help guide pre-medical students through MCAT prep and provide various resources for those interested in the medical field.
    • Art Club
    • A club for anyone interested in all types of art and media. We promote artistic discussion and creation as well as a fun and comfortable environment for those who enjoy art.
    • Astronomy Club
    • Astronomy club is a club dedicated to astronomy and related fields. The club spends its time learning about astronomy through field trips, stargazing sessions, books, documentaries, and any other astronomy related fun!

      Black Student Union

    • The purpose of the Black Student Union is to promote activities of common interest, as well as cultural and educational benefits for the African American student body and other minorities.

      Commuter Student Association

    • The Commuter Student Association strives to enhance the commuter student’s experience and give those students a stronger voice on campus.

      Cheerleading

    • Chosen each spring to perform at all home football and basketball games. Tryouts are open to both men and women.
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    • Chemistry Club
    • The purpose of the Chemistry Club is to provide an opportunity for students who are majors of or are interested in the chemical sciences to be involved in promoting chemistry on and off campus.

    • DancePurple

    • Hosting many fundraisers throughout the year, DancePurple strives to fundraise for Pediatric Cancer year-round. All efforts lead up to a 6 hour no sitting Dance Marathon in the Spring.

      Dance Team

    • Entertaining the fans and supporting KWC athletes are the goals of this group that performs at many home sporting events.

      E-Sports Team

    • E-Sports is an organization which strives to promote skill in both gaming and academics, with our current roster of games including League of Legends, Overwatch, and Counterstrike: Global offensive. This said new games are always an interest as the organization is hopeful to find new talents and those whom have passion for gaming.

    • Fellowship of Christian Athletes 
    • Uniting athletics and faith to bring together students, and impact the campus as well as the community. Everyone is welcome, but the discussions and activities are athletically focused.

    • Harry Potter Club
    • This club is for Wizards, muggles and all magical people who want to form a bond with like-minded students on the Kentucky Wesleyan campus.


    • History Club
    • History Club is a group of students who come together to appreciate and enjoy history.

      KWC Archery

    • This organization strives to foster archery competition on campus to anyone interested in learning about this sport and/or competing in tournaments.

    • Majors Without Borders
    • Majors Without Borders main mission is to cultivate an environment of higher education through conversation. Intellectual conversation is a key component of the human and college experience as a whole. As a community, our hope is to ignite conversations that challenge, intrigue, and help you as an individual grow.
    • Math Club
    • 4Math Club provides an opportunity for students who are interested in understanding different and unique ideas of Mathematics to gather and discuss with other like-minded students.

    • Panther Radio Society
    • The purpose of this organization is to teach collegiate students the ropes behind the workings of a radio station being either on air or off air.
    • Pre-Professional Society
    • Science majors with career goals in professional fields such as medicine, veterinary, optometry, nursing or pharmacology. Pre-professional society meets monthly and has speakers in various career fields during the year.
    • Prism
    • Prism is an organization for members of the LGBTQ+ community and their allies to help raise awareness about social and educational constructs, making the world a better place.
    • Sierra Club 
    • A student branch of the National Sierra Club (Environmental Club) looking to make some changes on our campus to help impact the Earth.

      Student-Athlete Advisory Committee

    • The purpose of this organization is to bring student athletic concerns to the athletic department. These concerns include NCAA violations, scheduling conflicts, and treatment of athletes. SAAC also raises money for the Make-A-Wish foundation.
    • Table Tennis Champions
    • Promoting the discipline and sport of Table Tennis at a competitive level, the TTC seeks to practice and compete within the provisions of the NCTTA (National Collegiate Table Tennis Association).

    • Wesleyan Wave

    • The purpose of this organization is to foster school spirit among the students.