Student Organizations


Join other students interested in motivating students to attend college through a variety of presentations around our community with a special focus on high school students.  Open to any student interested in education, who is willing to give presentations to large groups of people (especially minorities) about the importance of attending college.  If you want to become more involved in multiculturalism within the campus as well as in the local community then this club is for you.  For more information contact advisor Susana Hernandez at

The Alliance

For Gay, Lesbian, Bi-sexual, Transgender, and Straight people who are interested in LGBT current events and issues, support, discussion, and community awareness. For more information contact advisor Patricia Clasen at


Alianza is a student group at UW-Rock County that seeks to unite students interested in sharing, celebrating, and learning about Latin American cultures. The purpose of Alianza is to provide all interested students, Latino or not, with an opportunity to brainstorm and organize campus and community events and activities such as guest speakers, art exhibits, performances, Spanish conversation groups, dinners, and movie nights. Through the organization and its members, Alianza hopes to foster awareness of Latin American cultures and provide all students with enriching cultural and professional experiences. For more information, contact advisor Evelyn Galindo-Doucette at

Altered Reality

Science Fiction and Fantasy Club founded in the fall of 2004, the club is one of the largest and most vibrant on campus. Club sponsored events include movie nights, discussion groups, role-playing games and just about anything else related to science fiction and fantasy. Whether your interest lies with movies, anime, tabletop role-playing, computer games or elsewhere, you will find a place in the group. For more information contact advisor Brian Duckwitz at

American Association of University Women (AAUW)/Women's Leadership Club

Increase education and discussion about important world issues, create a campus support organization for women, and have fun while meeting new people with similar interests and concerns.  Open to any UW-Rock County student.  For more information contact advisors Kristin Plessel at

Band and Musical Performance

UW-Rock County offers many opportunities to pursue your interests in music. If you played an instrument in high school and you would like to continue for fun or professionally, check out some of the options available to you at UW-Rock County. Performance opportunities include: UW-Rock County Jazz Ensemble, Rock Prairie Big Band, Rock Prairie Concert Band, Rock Prairie Chamber Orchestra, Rock Prairie Festival Orchestra and also Student music recitals (3 per semester) where you perform solo! For more information contact Jeff Suarez at


Did you play basketball in high school? Or have you always wanted to? UW-Rock County offers men's and women's basketball as an intercollegiate sport. For more information contact coach Scott Lee

Business and Economics Club

Organizing Business students and helping them make community connections through workshops, speaker presentations, business roundtables and study groups.  For more information contact advisor George Jones at 


If vocal music is one of your interests, UW-Rock County provides many opportunities to sing. Choir is open to any student without audition. This choir meets on Tuesdays and Thursdays from noon-12:50 p.m. If a student is part of the choir, they are also eligible audition for the Madrigal Choir in the fall semester and/or the Swing Choir in the spring. These groups meet on Mondays and Wednesdays from noon-12:50 p.m. For more information contact Bryson Mortensen

Watch the choir in action.

College Conservatives

(Inactive):  The College Conservatives seek to promote the conservative mindset amongst UW-Rock County students whether through debates, rallies or lobbying. 

The College Democrats

The College Democrats pledge to support the candidates and philosophy of the Democratic Party. Furthermore, the College Democrats declares its intention to support all efforts to increase the participation of college students in Democratic affairs. To these ends, the College Democrats shall educate and train its members so that they may be better able to: educate students about the philosophy of the Democratic Party, assist in the election of local, state, and national Democratic candidates, and affect political change on the local, state and national level. For more information contact Sara Koch

Dance Team

New in 2014 is the Venom Dance Team. The team is open to all regardless of experience and performs at some sporting events and shows. For more information, contact advisor Sarah Gantz at (608) 758-6565 ext. 230 or email

French Club

The French Club of UW-Rock County will provide a setting where students can enhance their education of the French language and Francophone culture. Please contact advisor Mark Fuller at for further information. 

Future Educators Club

Thinking of becoming a teacher? Become a member of the Student WEA (Wisconsin Education Association) organization. The Student WEA will promote interest in young adults interested in education, provide members with opportunities for developing personal growth and professional competence, provide for gaining an understanding of the history, ethics and programs of the education profession, provide opportunities for participating in cooperative work on the problems of the profession and the community, provide professional membership on the local, state and national levels during the preparation period for a career in education and provide students with the resources needed to prepare them to become educators. For more information contact advisor Linda Reinhardt at

German Club

All interested persons are encouraged to attend and participate in club activities -- no need to speak German. The German Club is a new club that sponsors outings and hosts programs related to German culture and issues. For more information, contact club advisor Tim Holian at (608) 758-6565 ext. 753 or e-mail

The G.R.E.E.N. Scene (Grass Roots Environmental Education Network)

(Inactive) This club focuses on environmental and social issues surrounding us locally and globally. The GREEN Scene will provide a network of environmental and social information that reaches out into nationwide communities through action and education. For more information contact advisor Krissy Weisgerber

Health Science Careers Club/Wellness Alliance

Interested in a career in the health sciences or medical field, or just interested in promoting good health and wellness? Then, look into this club! Get information on study methods, give and receive advice on classes, or get involved in a Red Cross Blood Drive , the Cancer Society's Relay for Life, or the Safe Spring Break events. For more information contact advisor Kim Kostka at

Imagination Inc

Provides an arena for the literary and visual arts on campus. Imagination, Inc. shall edit and publish periodic journals of student art, which will include short fiction, poetry, essays, manifestoes, prose poems, musical scores, photography, illustrations, and other media suitable for print (and possibly web format). The club shall also sponsor book discussions, writing workshops, readings, promotional events, and gatherings for any students interested in the literary and/or graphic arts. For more information contact advisor Nick.French at

LIM,E (Life Is Music, Enjoy)

Doesn't the name just about say it all for this student club? Club LIM,E will promote, share, and learn alternative musical ideas. Members will strive to provide a positive musical influence in the community by volunteering in musically related activities. For more information contact advisor Bryson Mortensen at

Mathletic Association (Math club)

(Inative) The math club will promote an interest in and foster an appreciation for mathematics. The organization plans to participate in and host math competitions, provide tutoring services, and explore various branches of mathematics. For more information contact Robert Hein at

Intervarsity Christian Fellowship:

A group of students coming together to fellowship and dig deep into the Bible and what it means to be Christian. For more information contact Robert Hein at

Multicultural Student Union (MSU)

The Multicultural Student Union provides a format for multicultural students to access services designed to assist them in their pursuit for academic success. The Multicultural Student Union is open to all UW-Rock County students and all students are encouraged to take advantage of the programs and services. However, the Multicultural Student Union targets it efforts to primarily support and meet the needs of African American, American Indian, Asian American, and Hispanic/Latino students.

The Multicultural Student Center in lower Allen Hall is a welcoming space for all students to study, meet with friends, meet with a tutor or advisor, or to just hang out.

For more information, contact Sara Juarez Koch, student services advisor at (608) 758-6565 ext. 270 or

OASIS (Opportunities for Adult Students to Interact Successfully)

OASIS (Opportunities for Adult Students to Interact Successfully) focuses on creating a welcoming atmosphere for adult students (age 22 years and older), their families, and the general student population.  Do you have questions about what UW-Rock County has to offer you?  How to get started?  How school might impact the rest of your life?  Write to us and find out how you can be a part of OASIS and our many activities!  For more information contact Marylee Kishel, Adult Student Advisor, (608) 758-6565 ext. 280 or email:

Phi Theta Kappa (PTK)

PTK has recognized academic excellence in the two year colleges since 1918 and has become the largest and most prestigious honor society serving two year colleges around the world. Membership is based primarily upon academic achievement. To be eligible for membership in PTK at the University of Wisconsin-Rock County, you must be enrolled at UW-Rock County, you must have completed at least 12 credit hours of university level coursework at UW-Rock County, you must have a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.5, and you must enjoy full rights of citizenship in the United States. For more information contact advisors Linda Reinhardt at or Kim Kostka at

Rock Rooks Chess Club

Do you like the challenge of a good chess game, whether for fun or competition? This student-sponsored club is for anyone interested in practicing the art of chess is affiliated with the US Chess Federation. For more information contact advisor Nick French

The Sabre Rattlers

The purpose of the organization is to promote a better understanding of the sport of fencing, provide an outlet for those interested in the sport of fencing, and to just have fun. Members of the Sabre Rattlers fencing club may participate in fencing drills, bouts and various exhibitions. Membership is open to all students, and most take either the Introductory or Intermediate Fencing course offered by the campus. The club hosted its first United States Fencing Association tournament in April of 2010, and given its success, the club plans to hold USFA tournaments once per semester.  Tournaments will be announced on and through email. For more information contact Brian Duckwitz

The club also offers Associate Membership for people who have their own fencing equipment but are not students.  Associate Members are allowed to participate in club functions, but do not vote on expenditure of club funds.

Student Theatre Association

The UW Rock County Student Theatre Association is open to all UW-Rock students who are interested in any aspect of theatrical production including performance,technical theatre or management. Our goal is to increase awareness of theatre as an art form and an avenue for expression both here on campus and in the community at large. We accomplish this goal through service, workshops, fund-raisers and performance. For more information contact Zac Curtis at

Sigma Kappa Delta

This English Honor Society is primarily a service organization. If you think that you would like to participate in public readings (ex. readings of African American writers in February for African-American history month), book drives for charity, celebrating author and film director birthdays, etc. Then this would be the club for you. Eligible students will have at least a 3.3 overall GPA and a grade of no less than a B in all English courses taken. For more information contact advisor John Pruitt at

Society of Student Engineers

This club promotes the UW-Rock County Collaborative Engineering Program in the local community and supports new students who are contemplating a degree in engineering.  The group will collaborate with reputable local and national engineering societies and serve our community by applying the skills we are obtaining as student engineers.  For more information contact advisor Jonathan Fleischmann at


UW-Rock County offers soccer as a co-ed intercollegiate sport. The soccer program has a long history of success and will celebrated 30 years in the 2004 season. The soccer team had its first winning season in 1993, a team on which the current soccer coach had the pleasure to play. For more information contact coach Grant McNall at

Socrates Café 

Ever have a desire to take on the big questions? The challenge is best approached with the help of great company. Look no further than Socrates Cafe, a weekly gathering of people from many diverse backgrounds with an aim at answering some of the most intimidating philosophical problems. We meet at noon on Wednesdays in HS128. Come join us in our pursuit of true knowledge, and bring your own questions about our universe to be addressed. Contact advisor Richard Hanson ( for more information.

Student Government Association (SGA)

Learn leadership skills and assist your fellow student while organizing various campus activities. Open to all members of the campus community by way of election or appointment. Being involved in the student government has many perks, such as: trips to other UW Colleges throughout the state, planning and organizing upcoming campus activities, and contributing to campus policy making. For more information contact advisor Sara Koch at or the Student Government Association at

Tennis Team

Allowing students to become more involved by learning and/or playing tennis for an enjoyable experience.  The tennis club will hold practices that will allow students to become familiar with tennis by incorporating drills, physical activity and fitness, and technique.  Members will also compete in some non-conference matches against other schools in duels and invites for fun.  For more information contact coach Bill Peyer at    

Veteran's Club

An opportunity for veterans and their supporters to interact in a social setting.  Possible activities may include conducting community outreach, bringing education and awareness to those on campus interested in learning about current issues that affect veterans.  For more information contact advisor Kyle Fingerson or Marylee Kishel at


Did you play volleyball in the past or have you always wanted to learn? If you are interested in joining women's volleyball as an intercollegiate sport contact coach Jaclyn Bradley at