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Clubs and Organizations

With more than 25 clubs and organizations, Cottey has a wide range of activities. Whether your interests are academic in nature, or lean toward cultural pursuits, social activism, service activities, religion, or general recreation, you’re sure to find something that fits.

Most organizations are open to all students, but a few base membership on standards of achievement. Honor organizations, for example, have academic requirements for membership.

If you can’t find a club you like at Cottey, we support students who want to start their own! We do require approval from the Vice President of Student Life, but Cottey loves when students take the initiative and express themselves.

The accordion below lists some of our clubs, tap a name for a short description.

Student Groups

Provides a place for students to come together and share their mutual like of anime.

Opportunity for students of Cottey College to collaborate and learn about the visual arts including but limited traditional, digital, and literacy arts.

A committee made up of student-athletes assembled to provide insight on the student-athlete experience. The ASA also offers input to administration on the rules, regulations, and policies that affect student-athletes’ lives on the Cottey College campus.

Provides a space for students to learn baking skills and to participate in the art of baking.

Provides an opportunity for students of Cottey College to promote critical thinking, student wellness, and make friends through playing group games such as board games, card games, tile games, etc.

Enactus is for any student who has a passion for business and wants to learn more by assisting in running Chellie Club, the campus’ coffee shop style café.

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.

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.

IFC increases understanding among Cottey’s international students and U.S. students. Members share ideas, customs, and cultures about the countries represented on campus.

College French Club members explore French language and culture.

Promotes equality and acceptance among the LGBTQ+ community while also serving as a safe space for all students.

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.

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.

The official voice of the student body. Through SGA, students participate in campus government, the management of student activities, and student discipline.


The academic honor society, promotes academic excellence and exemplary character among college and university students and honors those who achieve such distinction.

Alpha Psi Omega is the national honorary dramatics fraternity that honors its third- and forth-year members for their work in college theatre. Members promote the performing arts as well as serve as the technical crew for special events.

The national honorary foreign language society, bases membership on academic standing in foreign languages.

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 complete at least one semester at Cottey and earned a 3.5 GPA or better.

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.

The national English honorary society for third- and fourth-year students, publishes The Image Tree (the campus literary magazine) and sponsors speakers and events for the campus.

Class Organizations

CSC is composed of all upper-class students. The CSC executive board serves primarily as a traditions programming board to host Cottey tradition events that promote bonding and connection while also sharing Cottey history.

fcc is composed of all first-year students. The fcc executive board serves primarily as a programming board that leads their class in participating in supplementary activities/attending the activities held by CSC.