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 Coordinator of Studnet Life, 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 six 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!
Clubs & 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 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.
- The IFC regulates the affairs of the social fraternities, administers rules governing rush and pledging and encourages cooperation and harmony among its members.
- 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.
- Alpha Chi National Honor Society
- The top honor society for promotion and recognition of scholarship among junior and senior students of KWC.
Collegiate National Association of Music Educators (CNAFME)
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 – 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.
- 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
- 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.
Zeta Gamma Chi
- Zeta Gamma Chi, more commonly known as Zeta, is a local sorority that was founded in March 2014 and became a local sorority during the summer of 2015. This is the only local sorority on campus.
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.
- 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.
- Admissions Ambassadors
- This organization helps our Admissions program show prospective students the KWC campus, answer any questions regarding college life, residential life, classes, etc.
- An instrumental music program including pep, marching and jazz bands. The band is open to all interested student musicians.
- 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.
- Art Club
- A club for anyone interested in all types of art and media.
Black Student Union
Commuter Student Association
- Chosen each spring to perform at all home football and basketball games. Tryouts are open to both men and women.
- Entertaining the fans and supporting KWC athletes are the goals of this group that performs at many home sporting events.
- Feminist Club
Helping to Educate Regarding Orientation (H.E.R.O.)
- History Club
KWC Sportsman’s Club
Student Athletic Advisory Committee
- The goal of Trew Friends is to increase the number of registered organ donors and raise awareness of the importance of organ donations among all ages through education, advocating, and grass roots.
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.
- Circle K focuses on 3 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) is 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 PM at the Daviess McLean Baptist Building, across from Kendall Hall.
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.
Kentucky Society of Professional Engineers
- 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.
- 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 and aptitude among Republican students.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- This organization is for anyone interested in music and performing a variety of upbeat genres.
- 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 Executive Board
- Brought to campus in 2008, the St. Jude Executive Board plans fundraising events throughout the year to benefit the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in Memphis, TN.
- 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.
- 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.
- The Spanish Club is an organization of Spanish majors, or students interested in the Spanish Language, that seek to forward the understanding and use of the Spanish Language among our community.
Stanley Reed Pre-Law and Politics Society
- 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.
Student Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC)
- This group strives to enhance the student athlete experience. The SAAC provides a platform for student athletes to voice their opinions and recommendations to KWC officials.
- Open to all students who wish to assist in the production of a theatrical performance, on or off campus, sponsored by Kentucky Wesleyan.
Wesleyan World Travelers
- The Wesleyan World Travelers are open to those who are interested in study abroad opportunities and those who are interested in discussing other cultures.
Young Democrats of KWC
- The Young Democrats of KWC serve to promote the ideas of the Democratic Party by supporting local and national candidates and their legislation as well as raising awareness on campus of policy decisions which affect the lives of KWC students.