Clubs & Organizations
CONNECT, LEAD AND LEARN
With more than 25 clubs and organizations, you’ll find something that interests you whether your interests are academic in nature or lean toward cultural or recreational pursuits, or social activism, or center around religion or service activities. Most organizations are open to all students, although in a few, like honor organizations, membership is based on certain standards of achievement.
Interested in an area we haven’t mentioned? Here’s an open invitation to start an organization. They do have to be approved by the Vice President for Student Life of course.
Be part of something existing or bring something new to the community. Either way you’re able to participate in shaping your own experiences here. Here’s a short description of some of the clubs and organizations that already exist at Cottey:
AFRICAN STUDENT ORGANIZATION
The academic honor society, promotes academic excellence and exemplary character among college and university students and honors those who achieve such distinction.
ALPHA MU GAMMA
The national honorary foreign language society, bases membership on academic standing in foreign languages.
ALPHA PSI OMEGA
Alpha Psi Omega is the national honorary dramatics fraternity that honors its 3rd and 4th year members for their work in college theatre. Members promote the performing arts as well as serve as the technical crew for special events.
ASSOCIATED COTTEY COLLEGE ARTISTS (ACCA)
ACCA brings Cottey and the local community together in an environment that promotes equality and understanding in an artistic and creative way.
DELTA PSI OMEGA
Delta Psi Omega is the national honorary dramatics fraternity that honors its members for their work in college theatre. Members promote the performing arts as well as serve as the technical crew for special events.
BOARD GAME CLUB
The Board Game Club focuses predominantly on design, robotics, and programming utilizing the Arduino Software. However, the club has been more compromised project-based learning as a means to involve all members. By providing their own ideas, students can be more engaged to revel in the world of engineering.
The Criminology club helps bring every student that is a criminology major or minor together by doing informative trips and meeting professionals.
Enactus is for any student who has a passion for business and wants to learn more by assisting in running Chellie Club, the café on campus that has a coffee shop feel.
THE FEMINIST MAJORITY FOUNDATION (FMF)
FMF develops bold new strategies and programs to advance women’s equality, nonviolence, economic development, and most importantly, empowerment of women and girls in all sectors of society.
THE FRESHMAN CLASS (FCC)
fcc is composed of all first-year students.
Promote equal rights, global understanding, social responsibility, and leadership development through civic engagement and community volunteerism.
The honorary campus service organization. Members conduct campus tours for visitors, host prospective students for overnight visits, and serve as hosts for official College functions. Students apply in March.
INTERNATIONAL FRIENDSHIP CIRCLE (IFC)
IFC increases understanding among Cottey’s international students and U.S. students. Members share ideas, customs, and cultures about the countries represented on campus.
INTERVARSITY CHRISTIAN FELLOWSHIP
A nondenominational group that meets for prayer, weekly Bible studies, and fellowship. They are affiliated with the National InterVarsity Christian Fellowship Organization and Campus Crusade for Christ.
LE CERCLE FRANCAIS
College French Club members explore French language and culture.
OREO EATING CLUB
This club will provide students with the opportunity to enrich their cookie knowledge but also their bonds with other students. This club will also promote the spreading of kindness throughout campus.
PHI THETA KAPPA (PTK)
The national scholastic honorary society. The society’s objectives are to promote scholarship, leadership, service, and fellowship among students. Cottey’s chapter has the distinction of being the oldest continually active chapter in the nation. Members must have completed at least one semester at Cottey and earned a 3.5 GPA or better.
The annual yearbook for Cottey, welcomes all interested students. Students may work in several areas, including photography, journalism, and graphic design.
CSC is composed of all senior students(2nd-4th year). An executive board organizes traditions to share bonds and Cottey history.
SIGMA KAPPA DELTA (SKD)
The national English honorary society, publishes The Image Tree (the campus literary magazine) and sponsors speakers and events for the campus. Cottey’s chapter was the first in the nation to be formed.
SIGMA TAU DELTA
The national English honorary society for 3rd and 4th year students, publishes The Image Tree (the campus literary magazine) and sponsors speakers and events for the campus.
STUDENT ACTIVITIES COMMITTEE (SAC)
Plans, promotes, and produces performances by popular musicians, comedians, bands, jugglers, magicians, hypnotists, etc. Other events may include study breaks, dances, grocery BINGO, and various types of free programming. Events are free to all Cottey students and employees.
STUDENTS AGAINST A VANISHING ENVIRONMENT (SAVE)
Members share a passion for environmental concerns. SAVE often initiates campus and community awareness and action programs to help preserve and protect our environment. Members are responsible for the student-run, staff-supported campus recycling program.
STUDENT GOVERNMENT ASSOCIATION (SGA)
The official voice of the student body. Through SGA, students participate in campus government, the management of student activities, and student discipline.