Groups and Organizations at SMC

Groups & Organizations

Southwestern Michigan College’s groups and organizations provide a forum for students, staff and faculty with similar interests to engage in campus life and to become active members of the SMC community.

Groups may be led by faculty, staff or students. Groups are subject to change each semester based on the amount of interest and the willingness of someone to lead and initiate the group.

Students are free to gather friends and begin groups for any of their interests. If requested, SMC will provide the assistance needed to support group activities. Simply contact a staff or faculty member to get started. SMC reserves the right to reject proposals from and for groups for any reason.

Currently Active Groups

Advocates for All

Advisor: 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

Advisor: 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


  • Dr. Stacy Horner - 269-782-1220
  • Joanne Strebeck - 269-782-1219
  • Chip Weeks - 269-782-1216
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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.

Criminal Justice Club

Advisor: Donald Ricker - 269-782-1392

Purpose: The CJ Club provides a space for students majoring in or interested in criminal justice to collaborate, study and train for competitions.

Sigma PSI Chapter of Phi Theta Kappa


  • Colleen Welsch - 269-782-1204
  • Natalie Anagnos - 269-782-1306
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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

Performing Arts


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

Advisor: 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.


Advisor: 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

Advisor: - 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.