Student Organizations

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 Erin Ellison 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 Nathaniel Maddux 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

The Art Club

For more information, contact advisor Michael Julian 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 Grant McNall 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 Lynette Calhoun at

Watch the choir in action.

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 Grant McNall 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

Golf Club

For more information, contact advisor Dave Carlson 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 Ken Brosky 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 Lynette Calhoun 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

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 Kim Kostka at or Linda Reinhardt at

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 Trevor Rees 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


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.
For more information, contact advisor Richard Hanson at

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 Janine Peterson 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 Sara Juarez Koch at


Did you play volleyball in the past or have you always wanted to learn?
For more information, contact coach Jaclyn Bradley at