Want to meet people who share your interests? Join one of the clubs below!
Don’t see a club you like? Start your own!

Any student can start a club for any interest. To get started, follow the procedures found in the college’s clubs policy.

Clubs are subject to change each semester based on the amount of interest and the willingness of someone to lead the club.

There Are Two Types of Clubs

Official Clubs

Official clubs are formally recognized by SMC and may receive promotional support (e.g., a Facebook page, permission to post flyers around campus, listing on this page), financial support (funds for special events), and the use of college facilities. To become an official club, students must:

  1. Secure the support of a full-time college employee to serve as the club’s official advisor.
  2. Apply to be recognized by the college by filling out the application found in the clubs policy document.

After completing the application, the Vice President of Student Services will determine whether to recognize the club and will inform the club advisor and student leader of the decision. SMC reserves the right to reject proposals from and for clubs for any reason.

For more information on the approval process and how to receive promotional or financial support from the college, please read the clubs policy document.

Unofficial Clubs

Unofficial clubs do not require any registration process, but they are not recognized by SMC and are not able to receive promotional or financial support from the college. To begin an unofficial club, just gather some friends and start meeting!

Currently Active Clubs

Advocates for All/Psychology Club


  • Donald Ludman
  • Christy Tidd

Email: psychology-club@swmich.edu

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.

Agriscience Club


  • Stacy Rocklin
  • Cheryl Rogers
  • Susan Coulston

Email: agriscience-club@swmich.edu

Purpose: To promote and develop interest in the various areas of agriculturally related industries and organizations. The organization will provide students with leadership and professional development opportunities within the agriculture industry and beyond.

Alpha Kappa Omega

Advisor: Rachel Breden - 269-782-1346

Email: ako@swmich.edu

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

Brotherhood Club

Advisor: Joel Thompson

Email: brotherhood-club@swmich.edu

Purpose: Brotherhood is a Christian men's empowerment club that promotes self-improvement, self-discipline, self-respect, self-esteem and self-image based on a foundation of Christian morals and values to prepare men to better serve their families, communities and fellow brothers.

Business Club


  • Leon Letter
  • Jane Mitchell

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.

College Diabetes Network

Advisor: Katie Hannah

Email: khannah@swmich.edu

Purpose: The purpose of the College Diabetes Network is to connect students who have diabetes, students with family members affected by diabetes and students who have an interest in learning more about diabetes. CDN strives to promote awareness about diabetes through education, community service and outreach.

Criminal Justice Club

Advisor: Donald Ricker - 269-782-1392

Email: cj-club@swmich.edu

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

English Club

Advisor: Hailey Sheets

Email: english-club@swmich.edu

Purpose: The English Club engages students in activities and discussions related to all aspects of creative writing, literature and film.

Improv Club

Faculty/Staff Advisor: Shannon Eakins

Student Contact: Matt Haas

Email: seakins@swmich.edu

Purpose: The Improv Club exists for students interested in improvisational comedy. The club participates in college events and local theatres.

IT Club

Advisor: Kyle Kelly

Email: it-club@swmich.edu

Purpose: The purpose of the IT Club is to provide opportunities and resources for interested students to engage with technology in exciting ways relevant to their professional and social interests. Many of the club projects expand the learning that begins in their coursework, while others are spontaneously generated by the students themselves. Club projects are all run by students acting as project leaders, with the support of faculty and staff, which provides them with valuable experience in leadership roles. Some examples of past projects include: design and setup of high-powered water-cooled PCs, organizing tournaments, reviewing consumer technology products, creating and sharing an audio/video podcast, drone piloting and aerial media production, virtual reality demonstrations, summer trips to conventions and more.

LGBTQ & Allies Club

Advisor: Jennifer Zimmer

Email: jzimmer@swmich.edu

Purpose: The LGBTQ & Allies Club provides a safe place for students to be themselves, make connections, learn and contribute to fostering a positive environment for diversity on campus.

National Student Nurses Association

Advisor: Melissa Kennedy

Email: mkennedy03@swmich.edu

Purpose: The association was formed to generate participation and unity in the School of Nursing and Health Services. The purpose of the association is to form professional development and enhancement of student life through extra curricular social and service activities. A small membership fee is required.

Performing Arts


  • David Carew - 269-782-1226
  • Dr. Jon Korzun - 269-782-1225
  • Marcus Roll - 269-783-2193

Email: performing-arts@swmich.edu

Purpose: To promote the appreciation of the performing arts through immersion in many of its aspects. The club will provide opportunities to learn the arts of playing music, singing, acting and dancing; to attend professional-caliber performances; to help present SMC performing arts events, including maintaining theatre property; to promote the arts in our community and to participate in competitions.

Photography Club

Advisor: Bill Rothwell and Dennis Hafer

Email: photography@swmich.edu

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.

Rock Climbing Club

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

Email: rock-climbing-club@swmich.edu

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

Sigma PSI Chapter of Phi Theta Kappa


  • 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.

Notice to Students: Students should be cautious when contacted by organizations that are not SMC-sponsored which indicate that they have been accepted into an honor society. These organizations may not be legitimate honor societies. Established academic honor societies have physical chapters organized through universities, colleges, and other learning institutions. SMC will monitor attempts made by groups that prey upon our students' email accounts and will try blocking domains from delivering unwanted messages. Students should, however, remain vigilant making sure that communications they respond to are in fact from Southwestern Michigan College.

Sisterhood Club

Advisor: Kwajalein Dodd and Jewel Jones

Email: sisterhood@swmich.edu

Purpose: Sisterhood is a women’s club that promotes the development of positive self-image and greater academic efforts through the use of current event discussion forums. Participants demonstrate how to be good stewards to their school and community through volunteer opportunities.

Sociology Club

Advisor: Barbara Karwacinski

Email: bkarwacinski@swmich.edu

Purpose: The Sociology Club provides sociology students with social and academic experiences that enhance and deepen their understanding of the field.

Sports Management Club

Advisor: Ritch Reynolds

Email: rreynolds03@swmich.edu

Purpose: The Sports Management Club is open to all majors with the goal of increasing exposure to the sports career field. It plans trips, invites guest speakers to campus and supports student activities.


Advisor: Andrew Dohm - 269-782-1255

Email: stem-club@swmich.edu

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.

Weight Lifting Club

Advisor: Ritch Reynolds and Joe Coti

Email: rreynolds03@swmich.edu jcoit@swmich.edu

Purpose: The Weight Lifting Club is open to students who have a passion for fitness. Club members train with Joe Coti (PHED Adjunct) and plan excursions to fitness-based organizations and venues.

Young Americans for Liberty

Faculty/Staff Advisor: Don Ricker

Student Contact: Trevor Fye

Email: dricker@swmich.edu

Purpose: The purpose of YAL is to teach students about liberty, educate about potential internships and emphasize the role of the constitution in American government.