Student Organizations

At UW-Sheboygan, getting involved in extracurricular activities and other campus events will open up another dimension of college life for you. Campus activities will allow you to develop new skills, build your resume, increase leadership potential, and create new friendships.
 
UW-Sheboygan offers you opportunities larger campuses often do not. As a freshman or sophomore, you may be an editor of the campus newspaper or literary magazine, chair committees composed of faculty and students, serve as president of one of a variety of clubs, earn a starring role in a theater production, or be a starter on the basketball team.
 
If you would like to get involved in campus decision making, you might run for student government or volunteer for faculty/student committees. If you are competitive by nature, try varsity basketball, volleyball, tennis, soccer or golf. If you prefer a friendly game, intramural sports might be your choice. You might even help organize a club sports team!

 

Start a New Club or Organization

Don't see a club or activity in which you have an interest? Start a new campus organization!
 
Examples of clubs formed in the recent past because of student interest include Student Veterans of America, Service Club, Health & Wellness Club and more. What about a club related to your intended major? Invite speakers, take tours, and meet people in your profession-to-be. Or what about starting a chapter of a club you've been involved in before? Money is available to help new clubs get started. All you need is a group of 4 interested students and a faculty or staff advisor to get started!
 
For information, contact Patrick Neuenfeldt, the Student Life Advisor, in Room 4203 (or Student Affairs) or call 459-4425, or see a member of the Student Government Association (SGA).
 
 

Why join a club?

Participation in clubs and organizations enhances your college experience by sharpening your organizational, leadership and communication skills. You also have an opportunity to make new friends by getting involved in any of the many activities on campus. Contact the the Student Life Office at 920-459-4425 or stop in Room 4203 for more information. You can also find information about each club in the list below.
 
 

UW-Sheboygan Student Organizations:

 
Art Club
The purpose of the Art Club is to give UW-Sheboygan students and the surrounding community the opportunity to develop and pursue interests in the arts. For more information, please contact faculty advisor Tom Uebelherr, Room 7004, 920.459.6649.
 
Boards, Swords & Cords
Boards, Swords & Cords promotes campus spirit and student relaxation by coordinating a variety of games on and off campus, provides students contact with other UW Colleges, and gives students the opportunity to learn organizational skills by setting up local and state-wide events on campus. The organization has many goals strives to give students a break from everyday activities of life and to promote teamwork and many other valuable lessons useful in today's society by educating through alternative means such as: increasing hand eye coordination, increasing typing speed and accuracy, developing problem solving skills, and creativity while remembering that school comes first. For more information please contact advisors Karrie Rukamp, 920.459.6626.
 
 
Business Club
The UW-SheboyganBusiness Club invites students interested in the field of Business to participate in group activities. For more information, contact advisor Matt Raunio, 920.459.6640.
 
 
Collegium & Campus Committees
UW-Sheboygan offers you an opportunity to be involved in campus governance. The membership of the Collegium, the major governing body on campus, includes student representatives. In addition, various campus committees need student members. These include: 
Steering
Review the campus budget, deal with personnel, and work with campus planning
Appointments
Interview candidates for vacant positions, recommend to the Dean individuals for appointment to these positions
Curriculum
Decide university course offerings and review associate degree policy matters
Athletics
Help with policies and support for campus athletic programs
Fine Arts & Lecture
Planning lecture series and fine arts events
Student Aids, Awards, and Appeals
Hear student academic appeals and review scholarship matters
Student Life & Interests
Review policies, review budgets for campus organizations and clubs, allocate Student Segregated Fees
Budget
Make recommendations to the Dean regarding budget allocations
Engaging Students in the First Year
Enrich the first year of college experience through curricular and co-curricular activities
Campus Climate & Diversity
Promote diversity on campus, value inclusion
Awards
Identify and nominate faculty and staff for awards
Safety
Identify and address safety concerns on campus
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Provide the campus foundation with updates about student life
 
The Student Government Association appoints student members to Collegium and these various committees. For more information, please contact Student Life Advisor Patrick Neuenfeldt at 920.459.4425. 
 
 
English Club
The English Club of UW-Sheboyganis for students who enjoy reading, talking about, and/or viewing (film versions of) literature to get together to do that. We shall also talk about what students can do with an English degree, how/where to apply for Graduate School in English, and listen to lectures/readings by published authors/experts on their areas of literary expertise. For more information, please contact faculty advisor Dr. Ann Mattis, Room 5112, 920.459.6648.
 
 
Engineering Club
For more information, please contact advisor Guy Campbell.
 
 
Gay-Straight Alliance
The mission of the Gay-Straight Alliance is two-fold: to engender tolerance for diversity and to educate the campus and community about LGBTQ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer or Questioning) issues. For more information please contact faculty advisor Dr. Sam Watson, Room 7106, 920.459.6616, or Dr. Julie Konik, Room 5106.
 
 
Health & Wellness Club (HWC)
The HWC seeks to maintain an overall awareness of health and fitness on the UW-Sheboygancampus. The HWC strives to promote a healthy lifestyle--including physical, mental and emotional health. For more information, please contact advisor Kristine Feggestad, Mental Health Counselor & Alcohol and Other Drugs Education, 920.459.6684, Room 2216. 
 
 
Intervarsity Christian Fellowship
Intervarsity Christian Fellowship provides an outreach Christian organization for students, which offers spiritual enrichment and counseling, Bible studies, prayer activities, and referral to community help organizations when needed. The group meets every Tuesday at Noon in Room 3209. For more information, please contact advisor Rich Edwards.
 
 
Latin American Student Organization (LASO)
The Latin American Student Organization aims to help group members, the campus, and teh community understand and learn more about the Spanish language and the cultures of Spain, Latin America and Sheboygan's Latino community. The group strives to create a sense of unity between non-native and native Spanish speakers, as well as to provide members and the community with cultural and educational enrichment activities. 
For more information please contact  Advisor Leah Strobel at leah.strobel@uwc.edu.
 
 
LUCE Literary Magazine
LUCE Literary Magazine - This is the campus creative literary magazine, designed and produced by a staff of University students. It features stories, poems, and photographs contributed by students, faculty, staff and people from the local community. Consider submitting a piece or joining as an editor or designer! LUCE is published each spring. To participate, please contact Dr. Joe Milicia, Room 3207, 920.459.5937 or Dr. Erica Wiest, Room 5110.
 
 
Music Club
The Music Club works to bring music to the campus and surrounding community. Members of the club will express themselves musically and promote having fun. For more information, please contact advisor Dr. Christy Talbott, Room 7005, 920.459.6608.
 
 
Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) Honor Society
PTK's mission is two-fold:
  • Recognize and encourage the academic achievement of two=year college students and;
  • Provide opportunities for individual growth and development through participation in honors, leadership, service and fellowship programming.
For more information about PTK, please contact advisor Dr. Alise Coen, or shbptk@uwc.edu.
 
 
Service Club
The Service Club of UW-Sheboyganvolunteers in various capacities throughout the Sheboygan area community in an effort to assist businesses, service organizations and the community at large. For more information, contact Patrick Neuenfeldt, Student Life Advisor, at 920.459.4425.
 
 
Southeast Asia Club (SEAC)
SEAC is an active volunteer organization on the campus and in the Sheboygan community that strives to raise awareness of the Southeast Asia population and help the community in general. SEAC meets every Wednesday at noon in the Student Organizations Room (4204). For more information, contact advisor Devin Bickner , or shbseac@uwc.edu.
Southeast Asia Club Constitution
 
 
Star Troopers Astronomy Club
The Star Troopers promote the pleasures and science of astronomy among club members and the community at large. The group meets on occasional Wednesdays in the Astronomy Lab. For more information, please contact advisor Patrick Neuenfeldt at 459-4425.
 
 

Student Governmance Council (UW Colleges)

The UW-System has a dual structure for governance. Each campus has a student government and a collegium comprised of faculty, staff, and students, but there is also a governance structure at the institutional level. At the institutional level, the University of Wisconsin Colleges Senate consists of faculty, staff, and students with the chancellor as the presiding officer.
 

Students have three representatives and three alternates who are elected by the SGC and sit on the UW Colleges Senate. The SGC also serves as a forum for students to represent their campuses in discussion about various policies and procedures that impact the UW Colleges, as well as benefit from others’ experiences encountered at the campus level. The SGC serves as the students' voice at the institutional level.

 
2014-15 Council Officers

President: Graham Pearce / UW-Marshfield/Wood County
Vice President:  Wayne Mortenson / UW-Barron County
Financial Director: Christiana Kmecheck / UW-Marinette 
Executive Director: Marly Harmeling / UW-Sheboygan
First Year Officer: Jonathan Watson / UW-Sheboygan

Advisor: Kimberly Valenza / UW-Marshfield/Wood County

 

Student Government Association

See Student Government page for more information.

 

Student Veterans of America (SVA) -- UW-SheboyganChapter

This group of student veterans is part of the national organization, Student Veterans of America, and is committed to working side by side with the Sheboygan community to make life easier for returning and returned veterans in the Sheboygan area. SVA meets weekly on Tuesdays at noon in the Student Organization Room (4204). For more information, please contact advisor Mary Balde, Room 2224, 920.459.6696.

 

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