Clubs, Organizations, and Special Interest Groups

AAUW - American Association of University Women (Organization)
Advisor: Shai Perry
Phone: 913-288-7408
Email: sperry@kckcc.edu

AAUW provides advancement equity for women and girls through advocacy, education, philanthropy, and research. The American Association of University Women (AAUW) is the nation’s leading voice promoting equity and education for women and girls. Since our founding in 1881, AAUW members have examined and taken positions on the fundamental issues of the day — educational, social, economic, and political. AAUW has been empowering women as individuals and as a community since 1881. For more than 130 years, we have worked together as a national grassroots organization to improve the lives of millions of women and their families.

AES - Audio Engineering Student Society (Organization)
Advisor: Ian Corbett
Phone: 913-288-7317
Email: corbetti@kckcc.edu

The Audio Engineering Student Society, also the KCKCC Student Chapter of the Audio Engineering Society (AES), is open to current students enrolled in audio engineering or music technology classes at KCKCC at some point during their studies. Members must also be a student member of the AES. Examples of activities organized by the Society include field trips to local audio industry-related businesses and venues; bringing guest speakers to campus; passing on information about upcoming opportunities and industry events; encouraging student participation in industry conferences and conventions; and providing a forum for discussion, interaction, and networking outside of the classroom.

Blue Crew (Pep Club)
Advisor: Andrica Wilcoxen
Phone: 913-288-7652
Email: awilcoxen@kckcc.edu

The KCKCC Blue Crew is to facilitate faculty, staff, and student engagement outside the classroom. KCKCC Blue Crew supports all students in their extra-curricular activities by communicating event information to students, faculty and staff and helping to increase attendance in support of our student body. Students who participate in the KCKCC Blue Crew will develop new friends, have fun, and create great college memories! The benefits of being part of the KCKCC Blue crew are free entry to campus events, meet new people, win prizes, win cash drawings, and participate at game activities, concession discounts, FREE Blue Crew Shirt and more!!!

Catholic Students of KCKCC (Club)
Advisor: Victor Ammons
Phone: 913-288-7233
Email: vjammons@kckcc.edu

The Catholic Students of Kansas City Kansas Community College is a group whose primary purpose is five-fold which is to provide a forum for Catholic Students attending KCKCC to share their faith as is articulated within the Catechism of the Catholic Church, offer a means for students who are Catholics but are from outside the Kansas City Metro Area to connect with other Catholic Faith Communities within the area, provide a forum for Catholic and Non-Catholic students to intellectually engage each other in contemporary social and moral issues, serve as a support group for students, both Catholics and Non-Catholics, who are both from and not from the Kansas City Metro Area, and assist the Department of Students Activities in whatever manner the Director and Student Senate may deem necessary.

CRU - Christian Student Union (Club)
Advisor: Karisse Whyte
Phone: 913-288-7384
Email: kwhyte@kckcc.edu

The Christian Student Union is a non-denominational group of students desiring to study and know more about what the Bible has to say about today's world.

Anyone who is a believer in Christ or who would like to know more about Him is welcome. Guest speakers and movies provide helpful insights into the study of the Bible. The group meets each week to read and study the Word of God.

College Dems (Club)
Advisor: Student Activities
Phone: 913-288-7553
Email: awilcoxen@kckcc.edu

The KCKCC College Dems Club is a student group which organizes programs on contemporary and political issues. This club invites authorities or experts from the metropolitan, state, or national scene to discuss issues of general interest to students and assist students in their political journey. Students will be involved with learning about current issues within the community, meet new political candidates, connect with current federal, state, and local politicians, and develop social and professional skills, and etiquette within the area of politics.

Debate Club
Advisor: Darren Elliott
Phone: 913-288-7295
Email: delliott@kckcc.edu

Student Debate Association (SDA) membership shall be open to all Student Association members of Kansas City Kansas Community College (KCKCC). All members must actively participate in the Debate Program at KCKCC by being enrolled in a Debate class, competing for KCKCC at a tournament level, and have a legitimate interest in pursuing debate either professionally or academically.

DECA (Organization)
Advisor: Sharon Clay
Phone: 913-288-7353
Email: sclay@kckcc.edu

Collegiate DECA is an international organization comprised of college students and teachers in the fields of business, finance, hospitality, and marketing. Collegiate DECA prepares emerging leaders and entrepreneurs in marketing, finance, hospitality, communication, and management through co-curricular programs that integrate classroom experiences, application of learning, and building members' professional networks.

Collegiate DECA is open to students in all majors. Here's why you should participate in Collegiate DECA:

  • Boost your resume Companies look for graduates who were involved in co-curricular activities like Collegiate DECA. You might also choose to serve in a leadership position (another experience that future employers look for).
  • Build a network. Meet influential people on and off-campus. Create a network of peers you can lean on as you transition to a career.
  • Develop business skills. You'll have the chance to compete in business-related competitions, plus you'll meet guest speakers and go on business tours.
  • Do some good. Members participate in activities including fundraisers, philanthropy, and community service.
  • Have fun. Make friends, not only on campus, but also across the country and even internationally.

Drama Club (Club)
Advisor: Gary Mosby
Phone: 913-288-7305
Email: gmosby@kckcc.edu

The mission of the Drama Club is to give leadership, creative, and management experiences to theatre students and to produce quality theatre with original, experimental, and socially significant plays. With the help of the faculty advisor and encouragement from the Theatre Department, students work in every phase of the operation, from directing to running a technical crew, designing costumes to ushering, from choosing the season to publishing and performing in it. Interested students should contactGary Mosby, Coordinator of the Theatre Department, at 913-288-7106.

Early Childhood Professionals (Club)
Advisor: Kathleen McGowan
Phone: 913-288-7837
Email: kmcgowan@kckcc.edu

The Early Childhood Professionals was formed to provide students an opportunity for professional growth and development and networking with early care and education advocates for quality education and care for children and families.

Economics Club (Club)
Advisor: Student Activities
Phone: 913-288-7553
Email: awilcoxen@kckcc.edu

The KCKCC Economics Club was formed to provide our students and the community with a forum for the discussion of pertinent international, national and local/community economic issues. It strives to provide an informal environment for students and the faculty to exchange ideas and to encourage community involvement as an integral part of their education. By becoming a link between KCKCC and the larger community, the club, in consultation with the private, public and social sectors attempts to bring to the four areas of concerns in community economic development, political participation, and community resource mapping.

ENACTUS – Students of Free Enterprise (Club)
Advisor: Allen Lenoir
Phone: 913-288-7154
Email: alenoir@kckcc.edu

Active on more than 1200 campus in the United States, ENACTUS provides college students the best opportunity to make a difference and to develop leadership, teamwork, and communication skills, through learning, practicing, and teaching the principles of free enterprise. Sponsor: Allen Lenoir, Business Faculty Advisor, 913-288-7154.

FBOE - Fringe Benefits of Education (Mentoring Program)
Advisor: Roger Suggs
Phone: 913-288-7482
Email: rsuggs@kckcc.edu

Fringe Benefits of Education was founded in 2008, FBOE is a mentoring program that offers a circle of support for men & women between the ages of 17 and 24 to overcome barriers that cause hopelessness and disconnect from their dreams. Participation is open to young men & Women who are on the fringe of transition, dropping out, losing hope of being successful, seeking employable skills, having a hard time transitioning, looking for ways to connect with community resources and wanting a better chance of beating the odds. Each participant will develop goal making skills, build lifelong friendships, networking opportunities, tutoring, and more. FBOE meets every Thursday (all year round) from 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm at KCKCC.

Gamer Club (Club)
Advisor: David Jones
Phone: 913-288-7274
Email: dajones@kckcc.edu

The Gamer Club provides students with the opportunity to build friendships with other students who like to play board games, card games, video games, etc... Students can attend gamer meetings to learn and discuss new strategies and tactics, explore new games, and build gaming skills. The Gamer Club involves students from friendly matches to on campus competitions.

ISO - Internal Students Organization (Club)
Advisor: Marquis Harris
Phone: 913-288-7375
Email: maharris@kckcc.edu

The International Student Organization (ISO) gives international students from abroad and in the community the opportunity to develop an understanding of the American culture and its people, as well as a chance to share their culture on campus & in the community. The ISO promotes social interaction and participation from its members in a variety of educational and cultural events both on and off campus. Interested students should contact: 913-288-7375 in the Intercultural Center.

MASV - Men Against Sexual Violence (Special Interest Group)
Men Against Sexual Violence is to promote recognition that men share a common interest based on gender; place an emphasis on the thoughts, beliefs and actions that constitute healthy masculinity, which include that men are not bound by traditional gender stereotypes; and the critical role that men must play in serving as effective bystanders to stop sexual harassment and sexual violence of all gender identities, and save as advocates for victims of such acts.

Mindfulness Club (Special Interest Group)
Advisor: Barbara Clark-Evans
Phone: 913-288-7504
Email: bclark@kckcc.edu

The Kansas City Kansas Community College Student Mindfulness Club is a way to teach students how to relax, handle stress, and find ways to rest. This is a great way to meet new people and learn new skills!

JEN - The Jazz Education Network Student Chapter/Music Club (Organization)
Advisor: John Strafford
Phone: 913-288-7137
Email: jstafford@kckcc.edu

The Music Club is open to all students interested in music and music education. The club furnishes both educational and social activities for its members, provides members with up-to-date professional information, and visits other colleges and universities. Members also gain musical experience from participating in regional and national trips. Interested students should contact John Stafford, Room 2171, upper level of the Humanities and Fine Arts Building.

Naturally Designed (Special Interest Group)
Advisor: Curtis Smith
Phone: 913-288-7314
Email: cvsmith@kckcc.edu

Naturally Designed provides students the opportunity to utilize our natural environment by growing, investing, and educating ourselves and others in an use organic/natural way, but is not limited to producing organic products, making healthy recipes, for consumption and/or daily.

NSLS – National Society of Leadership and Success (Organization)
Advisor: Michael Cozart
Phone: 913-288-7565
Email: ccozart@kckcc.edu

The NSLS is an organization that helps people discover and achieve their goals. The NSLS offers life-changing lectures from the nation's leading presenters and a community where like-minded, success-oriented individuals come together and help one another succeed. The NSLS also serves as a powerful force of good in the greater community by encouraging and organizing action to better the world.

OQS - Out, Questioning and Straight Diversity Club (Club)
Advisor: Jennifer Gieschen
Phone: 913-288-7193
Email: gieschen@kckcc.edu

The Out, Questioning, and Straight Diversity Club, also known as the OQS Diversity Club, is a gay-straight student alliance. The club works to meet the needs of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgendered (LGBT) students, providing support and encouragement to the LGBT community. They work to build bridges among students of all sexual orientations and gender identities/expressions. They promote education on issues affecting all students, including harassment, discrimination, and bias. And they organize charitable events and host social activities.

Parent Council (Special Interest Group)
Advisor: Andrica Wilcoxen
Phone: 913-288-7652
Email: awilcoxen@kckcc.edu

The mission of the KCKCC Parent Council is to provide parents and family members an opportunity to play an active role in the education of their college student. The KCKCC Parent Council fosters communication between the College and current parents in order to provide an enriching undergraduate college experience for both students and their parents. There is no cost to become a Parent Council member.

Peer Tutoring Club (Special Interest Group)
Advisor: Carrie Domino
Phone: 913-288-7202
Email: cdomino@kckcc.edu

The KCKCC Peer Tutoring Club welcomes students who enjoy working and helping other students to succeed in specific academic classes. Peer tutoring is a flexible, peer to peer strategy that involves students serving other students. This is a great way to get involved at KCKCC by helping other students be successful in their academics!

Pre - Student Nurses Association
Advisor: Theresa Campbell
Phone: 913-288-7282
Email: tcampbell@kckcc.edu

The Pre-Nursing Club was created connect our aspiring nurses at KCKCC to come together to help one another, become involved in the Student Nursing Association (SNA), develop friendships and network with current student nurses, faculty, and health professionals. In addition, this club will assist pre-nursing students at KCKCC with the process of applying to the KCKCC nursing program, understand the prerequisites needed to be accepted in the KCKCC nursing program and other schools.

Presidents Volunteer Service Award Club (Special Interest Group)
Advisor: Linda Warner
Phone: 913-288-7194
Email: lwarner@kckcc.edu

students to live a life of service, which powerfully transforms communities and individuals. This program provides national recognition for an individual’s volunteer efforts. Students are empowered and encouraged to engage in activities that allow them to support causes they feel are important.

PTK - Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society (Organization)
Advisor: Dr. Stacy Tucker
Phone: 913-288-7239
Email: stucker@kckcc.edu

Phi Theta Kappa International Honors Society for two-year colleges acknowledges students for their efforts in the hallmarks of scholarship, leadership, and service to the community. KCKCC's Mu Delta Chapter students have been ranked by Phi Theta Kappa in the top 25 colleges internationally. Each year, Phi Theta Kappa students work on projects to present at regional and international conferences.

Photography Club (Special Interest Group)
Advisor: Bryan Whitehead
Phone: 913-288-7237
Email: bryanw@kckcc.edu

Photography Clubs provides a supportive environment for interested photography students to share their creativity, knowledge and passion for photography. The club will hold regular meetings and discussions and organize events such as; photo-walks, field trips, museum and gallery visits, and lectures and workshops by visiting artists. Members will also explore the possible opportunities for photography projects in collaboration with other campus departments, organize peer to peer portfolio reviews and explore the possibilities of exhibitions on and off campus.

Psi Beta Phi (Club)
Advisor: Victor Ammons
Phone: 913-288-7233
Email: vjammons@kckcc.edu

Are you interested in becoming or just learning more about being a (an) Psychologist? Counselor? Educator? Researcher? Then Psi Beta Phi is your thing! Benefits of Joining KCKCC’s Psi Beta Phi: Scholarship opportunities, receive personalized advising and career exploration discussions, graduate wearing a special honor cord, springboard for professional growth and development, visit local universities and colleges

Ralph Bunche Society (Club)
Advisor: Dr. Ewa Unoke
Phone: 913-288-7119
Email: eunoke@KCKCC.EDU

"Citizen Diplomats working for world peace.”

Our Campaign builds on Phelps Stokes' power of BIG IDEAS in promoting the legacy of Prof. Ralph J. Bunche, UN Diplomat; Nobel Peace Prize Winner; Human Rights Advocate, and Founder- UN Peacekeeping Mission.

About Us - The RBS-Kansas City Kansas Community College Chapter is the first Ralph Bunche Society to be established within a community college in the United States. Our chapter was established on May 05, 2010. Our student members participate in Model UN, AU, NATO, OAS simulations and conflict resolution conferences in NY, Washington D.C. and nationwide. Call and join us. Contact: Dr. Ewa Unoke - 913-288-7318.

Sigma Phi Sigma (Organization)
Advisor: Rick Sprick
Phone: 913-288-7289
Email: rsprick@kckcc.edu

The Lambda Chapter of Sigma Phi Sigma is a national fraternity for Mortuary Science majors. Designed to promote professionalism, friendship, social activities, and scholastic achievement. This co-educational student-run organization is responsible for social activities, field trips, and community functions for its members.

SOL - Student Organization of Latinx (Club)
Advisor: Marquis Harris
Phone: 913-288-7375
Email: maharris@kckcc.edu
The Student Organization of Latinos, or SOL (pronounced soul), gives students the opportunity to build leadership skills and to share their cultures with other students, faculty, staff, and the community at large. In addition, the club provides a chance for camaraderie and support for the purpose of retention and to help students to reach their educational goals. Contact (913) 288-7625.

Student Art Society
Advisor: Tom Besgrove
Phone: 913-288-7103
Email: tbesgrove@kckcc.edu

The club is open to all who are interested in arts in our community. The club visits local and regional art centers and participates in community outreach programs of the college. Current students and alumni have an opportunity to exhibit in the Follow the Dot Exhibitions and display art work at the local library.

Our meetings consist of viewing films concerning art and current issues that are addressed by the contemporary artist. The club goal is to serve the KCKCC student and broaden an understanding of the vitality of art in the world and in our community and to expand the opportunities to view and create art.

Student Forensics Club
Advisor: Darren Elliott
Phone: 913-288-7295
Email: delliott@kckcc.edu

The Forensics Club is for students interested in competitive speech and competitive speech tournaments. The club is made up of team members who travel to tournaments representing KCKCC. The club also holds various High School activities, including the State Forensics Festival governed by the Kansas State High School Activities Association. Club members have the opportunity to participate in many campus events as part of a recognized Student Government Organization. All students are welcome to join.

Students for Global Peace (Club)
Advisor: Dr. Ewa Unoke
Phone: 913-288-7119
Email: eunoke@kckcc.edu

The mission of Students for Global Peace is to promote a more peaceful, safer, and violence-free learning community and to further advocate for the ideals of diversity and social justice. Contact: Dr. Ewa Unoke 913-288-7318.

SLI – Student Leadership Institute (Special Interest Group)
Advisor: Andrica Wilcoxen
Phone: 913-288-7652
Email: awilcoxen@kckcc.edu

The KCKCC Student Leadership Institute workshops are created to assist students in developing leadership and career related skills. The overall aim of the Student Leadership Institute is to help students be emerging leaders, strengthen and enhance academic success, understand civic responsibility, and develop transferable workplace skills.

    Benefits of participation:
  • Certificate of Completion
  • Celebration Luncheon or Dinner
  • Resume
  • Transfer Applications
  • Personal Development
  • Skillset Enhancement
  • Professional Development
  • Networking Opportunities
  • Social Development
  • AND MORE!

SNA - Student Nurse Association (Organization)
Advisor: Christy Fornal
Phone: 913-288-7521
Email: cfornal@kckcc.edu

The Student Nurse Association was formed to promote interaction and educational programming for all levels of nursing students. Interested students should contact the Nursing Department Office at 913-288-7174.

Student Senate (Student Government)
Advisor: Andrica Wilcoxen
Phone: 913-288-7652
Email: awilcoxen@kckcc.edu

The KCKCC Student Senate works as a legislative body which is a voice for students. Elected positions include: President, Vice President, Secretary, and Treasurer. Appointed positions include Parliamentarian, Campus Activities Chairperson, and six (6) Senators.

Any enrolled student may attend Student Senate meetings which are held the second and fourth Wednesday when classes are in session. All students are welcome to attend. Student Senate’s office is located on the lower level of Jewell Student Center, Room 2312.

SVA – Student Veterans of America (Organization)
Advisor: Wade Abel
Phone: 913-288-7592
Email: wabel@kckcc.edu

The Kanas City Kansa Community college Student Veterans of America club provides resources for veterans, military students and family members to reach their goals academically, socially, and be involved in the community. The SVA partner with our local Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) and other local organizations to promote Veteran Programming and Community Service opportunities.

Teachers for Tomorrow: KNEA Student Chapter (Organization)
Advisor: Dr. Hira Nair
Phone: 913-288-7319
Email: hnair@kckcc.edu

KNEA Student Chapter serves as a mentoring organization to recruit and recognize students who are interested in the field of education. Interested students should contact the Education Coordinator whose office is on the lower level of the Social Science Building.

TASSU - The African American Student Union (Club)
Advisor: Roger Suggs
Phone 913-288-7482
Email: rsuggs@kckcc.edu

The African American Student Union was formed to give African American students and other interested individuals an opportunity to develop programs and activities that display the contributions made by African Americans in our society. TAASU sponsors Black History Month events each February as well as the Silver Harvest Banquet and a Spring Talent Show.

Therapy Club (Organization)
Advisor: Mike Parrett
Phone: 913-288-7245
Email: mparrett@kckcc.edu

Therapy Club members are active with the respiratory therapy therapist and physical therapy assistant programs at KCKCC. Anyone interested in a therapy discipline or related health profession is welcome. The club provides career information, promotes health and wellness, and performs community service such as health fairs, smoking cessation services, and CPR training..

Transfer Club (Club)
Advisor: Christopher Munoz
Phone: 913-288-7148
Email: emunoz@kckcc.edu

The College Transfer Club is an organization for students whose plans are to transfer to from community college to a four-year institution. One of the many purposes of the College Transfer Club is to provide a smooth transfer process, provide students with an opportunity to navigate the educational, financial, and social options that are available for students. There are many benefits of participating in the College Transfer Club, such as taking college tours, attending transfer fairs, meet one on one with college leaders and staff, develop a transfer plan, etc... While some of the reasons are essential in helping students to choose a college, other reasons are beneficial to the social and personal development of the student, such as peer support, networking, up-to-date information about various colleges, communications skills, leadership skills, memorable opportunities, and exposure to a variety of four-year higher education institutions

TV Broadcasting Club (Special Interest Group)
Advisor: Randy Royer
Phone: 913-288-7188
Email: rroyer@kckcc.edu

The Kansas City Kansas Community College TV Broadcasting Club goal is to help students that have a passion to expand their knowledge, skills, and experience in TV Broadcasting, videography, and working with video equipment.

Writers Club (Special Interest Group)
Advisor: Carrie Domino
Phone: 913-288-7202
Email: cdomino@kckcc.edu

The Writing Club is open to KCKCC students interested in writing poetry, prose, plays, song lyrics, graphic novels, and other genres. The purpose of the Writing Club is to provide a positive and productive atmosphere for developing student writers to integrate, learn, and grow.

Yarn Club (Special Interest Group)
Advisor: Shai Perry
Phone: 913-288-7408
Email: sperry@kckcc.edu

Knitting, looming, and crocheting is one of the best ways you can relax and create all at the same time. That’s why we are totally wanting to join up with the KCKCC Yarn Club. This is a great way to meet new people and do something you enjoy or learn a new skill!

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