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

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.

Advisor: Sue Hudson

Office: B2313
Phone: 815-825-2086 ext. 5050

Advisor: Kelly Soost

Office: A2233
Phone: 815-825-2086 ext. 2540

Multicultural Clubs

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.

Advisor:Keith Barnes

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.

Advisor: Keith Barnes

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

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.

Advisor: Anne-Marie Eggleston

Office: A1113
Phone: 815-825-2086 ext. 3660

Association of Culture and Language

To acquaint students with cultural awaress both on and off campus. We aim to partake in local and international cultural experiences, as well as, learning about the languages spoken within different cultures.

Advisor: Paula Stroud

Office: A2209
Phone: 815-825-2086, ext. 2630

General Clubs

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.

Advisor: Steve Durin

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

Anime Club

To promote and share anime and Japanese culture amongst club members and other students.

Advisor: Andrew Wang

Phone: 815-825-2086 ext. 2460 Office: A2242

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.

Advisor: Tammy Tiggelaar

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

Advisor: Everett Westmeyer

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

Computer Art Club

To provide outside opportunities to expand and deepen knowledge of the field of digital art.

Advisor: Carrie Bronkowski

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

Criminal Justice Club


Advisor: David Dammon

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

Diesel Tech Club

To provide revenue for DPT program to support field trips, extracurricular activities and to help cover unplanned expense.

Advisor: Mark Engel

Phone: 815-825-2086, ext. 2820
Office E120

Advisor: John Boesche

Phone: 815-825-2086, ext. 4170
Office E119

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.

Advisor: Alan Edgecomebe

Phone: 815-825-2086, ext. 2075

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.

Advisor: Janet Gallagher

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

Future Educators 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.

Advisor: Jodi Lord

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


Students who focus on volunteer work and giving back to their community. Many fund raising events are held on campus to help support local not for profits.

Advisor: Dave Dammon

Phone: 815-825-2086 ex. 5580 Office C2257

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.

Advisor: Matt Ewert

Office: B2310
Phone: 815-825-2086, ext. 2980


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.

Advisor: Michelle Erickson-Goettl

Kishwaukee Sociology Club

The Sociology Club of Kishwaukee College is a student-run and instructor facilitated organization oriented toward the study and application of sociology, not only on campus, but in the community and in preparation for higher learning and excellence in the career world. We advocate cultural awareness, social consciousness, genuine understand and personal and professional growth.

Advisor: Pernevlon Ellis

Phone: 815-825-2086 ex. 5600
Office: A2214

Advisor: Kimberly Brostrom

Phone: 815-825-2086 ex. 5955
Office: A5955


To offer a chance to express musical creativity through leadership, teamwork and diversity promoting A Capella music.

Advisor: Leslie Ciacco

Phone: 815-825-2086 ex. 2590
Office B1241

National Society of Leadership and Success

This national organization is based on building leaders by helping students discover and achieve their goals through leadership speakers, fundraising, success networking teams and community service events.

Advisor: Allison von Ende

Phone: 815-825-2086 ex. 5390
Office of Student Activities C1120


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.

Advisor: Greg Brink

Office: B1405a
Phone: 815-825-2086 ext. 3280

S.O.U.L. (Students Out Uniting with the Lord)

Changing the face of Christianity on campus through worship, prayer, religious discussion and group service work.

Advisor: Allison von Ende

Phone: 815-825-2086 ex. 5390
Office of Student Activities C1120


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.

Advisor: Ami Irmen

Phone: 815-825-2086, ext. 2780

Tree Huggers

Our purpose is to help the environment including the animals that live here, encourage people to live more sustainably and promote ideas and discussions to make the world a better place with an environmentally friendly future.

Advisor: Adam Hughes

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