Groups and Organizations at SMC

Groups & Organizations

Southwestern Michigan College’s clubs provide a forum for students, staff and faculty with similar interest to meet and plan activities such fund raisers, community service projects and trips. Don't see a group you like? Start your own! Students are free to begin groups for any of their interests.

Advocates for All

Adviser: Christi Young - 269-783-2106

Purpose: To broaden student horizons in the helping professions, including, but not limited to, social work, psychology, ECE, and nursing. Host guest speakers for student career exploration, organize events to support charitable causes, raise social awareness, and responsibility of students.

Alpha Kappa Omega

Adviser: Brenda Pavolka - 269-782-1311

Purpose: To give support and Christian fellowship to students of SMC, as well as enrich overall campus life by offering social activities.

Business Club

Advisers:

  • Dr. Stacy Horner - 269-782-1220
  • Joanne Strebeck - 269-782-1219
  • Chip Weeks - 269-782-1216
  • Email: business_club@swmich.edu

Purpose: To promote and enhance students in the Business, Accounting, and Office Administration fields. The club will promote tomorrow’s work force through the advancement of leadership, citizenship, academic, and technical skills.

Sigma PSI Chapter of Phi Theta Kappa

Advisers:

  • Colleen Welsch - 269-782-1204
  • Natalie Anagnos - 269-782-1306
  • Email: ptk@swmich.edu

Purpose: Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) is the national honor society for community colleges and recognizes scholarship achievement. Invitation is based on students' eligibility including degree seeking 3.5 GPA and 12 or more credits in non-developmental coursework. Invitations are extended in the Fall and Spring Semesters. Members and potential members can learn more by visiting www.ptk.org.

Performing Arts

Advisers:

Purpose: To promote the appreciation of the performing arts through complete immersion in all of its many aspects. The club strives to provide opportunities to see professional caliber performances, promote music in our community, compete in musical competitions, and to provide performing and learning opportunities through band, choir and theatre.

Rock Climbing Club

Adviser: Dr. David Mathews - 269-782-1270

Purpose: To foster interest in the sport of rock climbing and teach members how to safely participate in this activity.

STEM Club

Adviser: Andrew Dohm - 269-782-1255

Purpose: To foster and cultivate a student's interest in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) education and STEM careers by hands-on explorations, investigations and outreach.

The Photography Club

Adviser: photography@swmich.edu - 269-783-2109

Purpose: To give students interested in photography the opportunity to continue participating in photo excursions and groups, students who have taken photography classes can be readily available to offer advice and help to non-photography students.