Clubs & Organizations

Clubs & Organizations

Rally Around Your Interests & Passions

Joining a club or student organization is a great way to get involved in the Kirkwood community! With groups for nearly every interest area, you'll be sure to find a great new group of friends here. 

At Kirkwood, clubs are defined as general interest groups formed around a number of interests. Organizations are formed by the college and based around a specific academic area or program.

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Student Leadership Council

This group represents the Kirkwood student body and plans and promotes events on campus. Members come from various clubs, teams and other groups on campus or join as at-large members.

Advisor: Seth Vander Tuig, seth.vandertuig@kirkwood.edu

Student Ambassadors

Ambassadors work with the Kirkwood Admissions office in activities that include assisting with Campus Visit Days, serving as a guide for individuals and groups touring campus and participating in college fairs. Learn more

Advisor: Nick Kettmann, nick.kettmann@kirkwood.edu

Kirkwood College Democrats

Kirkwood's official Democratic club on campus.

Advisor: Eliot Blake, democrats@kirkwood.edu

Kirkwood For Reason

An affiliate of Secular Student Alliance, Kirkwood For Reason works primarily to help raise awareness of First Amendment issues and Humanist values.

Advisor: Lydia Hartunian, lydia.hartunian@kirkwood.edu

Philosophy Club

The Philosophy Club engages in fun, informal discussion of important - and not so important - ideas about morality, religion, ethics, politics and policy, knowledge and the nature of reality. No previous philosophy training needed or required.

Advisor: Chris McCord, chris.mccord@kirkwood.edu

TRIO Student Leadership:

A group of students using the TRIO services on campus.

Advisor: Scott Gay, scott.gay@kirkwood.edu

Veteran's Coalition

Offers support and camaraderie to Kirkwood's growing number of veterans, while also serving as a useful network in regard to obtaining information on GI Bill benefits and referral for those interested in ROTC at four-year institutions.

Advisor: Ramona Taylor, ramona.taylor@kirkwood.edu

Never Alone

A group for students who don’t feel as connected as they would like in their college experience. This group can help create opportunities for students to feel more involved across campus.

American Sign Language (ASL) Club

Students dedicated to spreading awareness of Deaf culture and promotion of Deaf events and American Sign Language.  All students currently enrolled in or planning to enroll in an American Sign Language course are encouraged to join. 

Advisor: Julia Rabe, julia.rabe@kirkwood.edu

Communique: Kirkwood's student-generated newspaper. Learn more.

Advisor: Sarah Mangold, sarah.morey@kirkwood.edu

Cedar Valley Divide

Kirkwood's student literary and art magazine. All content is submitted by students, edited by students and published annually. Learn more.

Advisor: Lisa Angelella, lisa.angelella@kirkwood.edu

Kirkwood Student Productions (KSP)

As a part of Kirkwood's Student Media Program, Kirkwood Student Productions includes the Kirkwood Channel and several student led broadcasts.

Advisor: Randy Langel, randy.langel@kirkwood.edu

Reader’s Haven

Share your love of books and reading with other student readers. Read what you like. Share your thoughts. Make and take reading recommendations. Each semester we will decide on additional activities and determine if we want to focus on any reading themes.

Advisor: Julie Petersen, julie.petersen@kirkwood.edu

Fun, Faith, & Community Service

Cheerleading Squad

The Kirkwood Cheerleading Squad is a developing program with exciting possibilities for motivated individuals. The squad performs at Kirkwood home basketball games and with a competition team. Learn more.

Advisor: Lynn Lueck, lynn.lueck@kirkwood.edu, cheerleading@kirkwood.edu

Dance Team

Join the Kirkwood Dance Team! Open tryouts are held each spring and fall. The team performs at sporting events, local and state competition and more! Learn more

Advisor: Lynn Lueck, lynn.lueck@kirkwood.edu

Complicated Games Club

The nerdiest club on campus! We play various board and card games like Magic: The Gathering, Chess, The Settlers of Catan, Betrayal at House on the Hill, and Dungeons & Dragons.

Advisor: Fred Ochs, fred.ochs@kirkwood.edu

Fellowship of Christian Athletes

Athletes, coaches, students and all whom they influence, embark upon the challenge and adventure of receiving Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord, seeking Him in their relationship and in the fellowship of the church.

Advisor: Josh Troutman, josh.troutman@kirkwood.edu

Kirkwood Esports: We are a group dedicated to providing a positive and inclusive environment for individuals interested in a competitive gaming experience.

Advisor: Ben Jensen, benjamin.jensen@kirkwood.edu
Advisor: Ethan Valentine, ethan.valentine@kirkwood.edu
Advisor: Quinten Kilborn, quinten.kilborn@kirkwood.edu
Advisor: Rob Netolicky, robert.netolicky@kirkwood.edu
Advisor: Tim Tieskoetter, timothy.tieskoetter@kirkwood.edu

Intramurals

Intramurals are a great way to experience team building and camaraderie while meeting other students and employees on campus. Intramurals are designed to provide competitive, recreational activities for participation at any skill level. Learn more.

Advisor: Brett Baumgart, brett.baumgart@kirkwood.edu

Soccer Club

Compete in men's and women's soccer with other colleges. Open to all Kirkwood students.

Advisor: Claudio Hidalgo, claudio.hidalgo@kirkwood.edu

Eagle Varsity Sports

Includes men's and women's basketball, softball, baseball, women's volleyball and men's golf.

Advisor: Lynn Lueck, lynn.lueck@kirkwood.edu

Active Minds

A national, student-run organization designed to promote mental health awareness across college campuses. Students have the opportunity to develop creative communication strategies regarding mental health issues and implement thought-provoking activities. Active Minds allows students to cultivate leadership skills, increase their knowledge of mental health issues, and is an excellent resume builder and networking opportunity.

Advisor: Angie Ziesman Weiler, angie.ziesmanweiler@kirkwood.edu

Phi Theta Kappa

Provides opportunities for the development of leadership and service for exchange of ideas and ideals in an intellectual climate.

Advisor: Chris McCord, chris.mccord@kirkwood.edu
Advisor: Sondra Gates, sondra.gates@kirkwood.edu

Kirkwood Dance Marathon

It's not all about dancing! Kirkwood's Dance Marathon group is one of the few community college's in the nation to host a Dance Marathon event. All of the money raised throughout the year goes to the University of Iowa Stead Family Children's Hospital sponsored by the Children's Miracle Network. Learn more.

Advisor: Emily Grace, emily.grace@kirkwood.edu

Kirkwood Pride

We're Kirkwood's student group for LGBTQIA+ people and allies. Everyone is welcome! Learn more.

Advisor: Eliot Blake, pride@kirkwood.edu

Multicultural Club: Offers social and personal opportunities for students of diverse backgrounds.

Advisor: Mialisa Wright, mialisa.wright@kirkwood.edu
Advisor: Shelley Milks, shelley.milks@kirkwood.edu

Rotaract Club

Rotaract brings together students to exchange ideas with leaders in the community, develop leadership and professional skills, and have fun through service.

Advisor: Mary Schneekloth, mary.schneekloth@kirkwood.edu

Sustainability Club & Committee

All are invited to help increase awareness of environmental issues and address sustainability concerns on campus. We will host creative workshops, guest speakers, share tips, screen documentaries, etc. Get more information on the Sustainability Club & Committee Facebook page.

Advisor: Sarah Barfels, sarah.barfels@kirkwood.edu

Kirkwood SEEDS Club (Sustainable Garden Club): SEEDS Club welcomes farmers and gardeners of all experience levels working to help students develop healthy and sustainable lifestyles. The SEEDS Club meets at the Kirkwood Sustainable Village, near Jones Hall, where we maintain an organic garden that donates produce to the campus food pantry. Come join the fresh revolution today.

Advisor: Sue Novak, sue.novak@kirkwood.edu
Advisor: David Jennerjohn, david.jennerjohn@kirkwood.edu 

The Salt Company

The Salt Company is the college ministry of Veritas Church in Cedar Rapids. We exist to passionately influence students on the Kirkwood campus for Jesus. We believe that he died, was buried, and rose again to bring us from death to life. We meet weekly with other campuses to worship Jesus, learn from Bible, and to encourage one another know and walk with God.

Advisor: Rich Underwood, rich.underwood@kirkwood.edu

The Core Campus Fellowship: The Core meets weekly for worship. The group meets for a teaching from the bible and prayer. There also are opportunities for small groups, fun activities and involvement in a church family.

Advisor: Mark McCreary, mark.mccreary@kirkwood.edu

InterVarsity Christian Fellowship

IVCF's purpose is to see students and faculty transformed, campuses renewed and world changers developed. IVCF at Kirkwood meets weekly for community, music and engaging in God's Word. All are welcome!

Advisor: Mel Cerveny, mel.cerveny@kirkwood.edu

3D Art Club

The 3D Art Club is open to students looking to expand their interest and skills of the ceramic and glass arts. Members produce artwork, travel to arts related events, and invite professional artists to campus for demonstrations.

Advisor: Zach Wollert, zach.wollert@kirkwood.edu
Advisor: Christopher Gray, christopher.gray@kirkwood.edu
Advisor: Anissa White, anissa.white@kirkwood.edu

Instrumental Music

  • Chamber Ensemble: A small instrumental ensemble performing traditional concert literature. Performs for campus and community groups.
  • Concert Band: A large instrumental ensemble performing repertoire from various style periods. Performs on and off campus to promote musical education for students and audiences.
  • Jazz Combo: A small instrumental ensemble performing traditional and contemporary jazz. Performs on campus and for community groups.
  • Jazz Ensemble: This 20-piece band performs both traditional and contemporary jazz for on-campus audiences and community groups. Designed to promote musical education.

Advisor: Joe Perea, joe.perea@kirkwood.edu

Vocal Music

  • Choral: A 60-member choir performing a variety of historical and contemporary styles of music for campus and community groups.
  • Jazz Transit: A vocal ensemble performing traditional and contemporary jazz for students, community groups and in competitions.

Advisor: Dr. Fred Kiser, fred.kiser@kirkwood.edu

Theatre

Student-produced comedy, musical and dramatic performance for students and the community. Students are responsible for acting and all technical elements for three productions each year.

Advisor: Rick Anderson, rick.anderson@kirkwood.edu


Degree- & Career-Related Clubs

Women in Natural Resources

Kirkwood Community College’s Parks and Natural Resource program has a collegiate chapter of the Iowa Women in Natural Resources which is an organization dedicated to the professional development of individuals interested in working in the natural resources field.  This is open to all students enrolled in Parks and Natural Resources which provide a support system, promoting entrance to careers, provide guidance for training and responsible environmental attitudes and behaviors.

Advisor: Ken Carroll, ken.carroll@kirkwood.edu

Landscape Club

Develop leadership skills through service learning projects and volunteer opportunities. Assist with greenhouse production, plant maintenance, design installation and participate in conferences and competitions.

Advisor: Shawna Moss, shawna.moss@kirkwood.edu

Turf Club

Develop leadership skills through special national and local turf conferences. Club students will fundraise and participate in Sports Turf and Golf Course student competitions.

Advisor: Michael Burkle, michael.burkle@kirkwood.edu

Pork Promoters

Expand your knowledge of swine production through club sponsored co-curricular activities including regional conferences, agriculture shows, job fairs, high school presentations and competitions.

Advisor: Rich Rourke, richard.rourke@kirkwood.edu

Ag Business Club

Develop your personal contacts and expand your employment opportunities by meeting local agri-business professionals. Broaden your understanding of the profession and develop leadership skills.

Advisor: Rhonda Clough, rhonda.clough@kirkwood.edu

Ag Tech Club

Activities include conferences, tours and speakers in agriculture and precision farming. Our goals are to develop leadership skills and build understanding of the industry. Open to students interested in agronomy and technology.

Advisor: James Jordan, james.jordan@kirkwood.edu

Animal Health Technology Club

Train to be a leader while you explore this exciting career field. Affiliated with the Eastern Iowa Veterinary Technology Association. Open to students in the Animal Health Technician and Animal Services programs.

Advisor: Erin Dahlstrom, erin.dahlstrom@kirkwood.edu

Conservation Officers Club

Promotes training and networking opportunities for students interested in being park rangers or game wardens. Hear from guest speakers, volunteer at DNR and government parks related events and share knowledge about the career field.

Advisor: Jerry Reisinger, jerry.reisinger@kirkwood.edu

Hoof-N-Horn

Compliment your classroom learning through a series of planned co-curricular beef production activities, such as beef shows, the annual leadership conference and participation in Post-secondary Agriculture competition.

Advisor: Terry Chapman, terry.chapman@kirkwood.edu

Diesel Power Club

Explore the diesel mechanics profession; learn practical safety and become a leader in your professional life. Develop fraternal relationships, meet industry leaders and organize projects. Open to all diesel students.

Advisor: Eric Conklin, eric.conklin@kirkwood.edu

Automotive Technology Club

Develop your professional automotive technician image by advancing your organizational skills and experiencing social activities. Open to Automotive Technology students.

Advisor: Gary Jorgenson, gary.jorgenson@kirkwood.edu

Kirkwood Student Interior Designers

Expand your awareness of interior design careers and professional organizations. Open to all interior design students.  Find out more information on the KSID Facebook page.

Advisor: Jillissa Moorman, jillissa.moorman@kirkwood.edu

en Vogue Society

Kirkwood's fashion group participates in fundraisers, take trips to major fashion market cities, and expands students' knowledge of fashion careers. Open to all students.

Advisor: Elisha Stanley, elisha.stanley@kirkwood.edu

DECA

Affiliated with National Collegiate DECA, this group prepares students to be emerging leaders and entrepreneurs for careers in Marketing, Accounting, Finance, Hospitality, Tourism, and Management. Students attend a regional conference to compete in business competitions and students who excel are eligible to attend the International Competition each April (held in a different US city each year).

Advisor: Mark Abel, mark.abel@kirkwood.edu
Advisor: Todd Saville, todd.saville@kirkwood.edu

American Hotel & Lodging Association (AH&LA)

AHLA is the first student chapter in the nation at a two-year school. Join this professional organization dedicated to serving the interests of hoteliers and is the leading voice of the lodging industry.

Annual dues of $45 include major savings on AH&LA textbooks and school supplies that exceed the dues, as well as many networking opportunities. Group activities include community service, fundraising, and educational events. Leadership positions are available.

Advisor: Greg Krawiec, greg.krawiec@kirkwood.edu

Physical Therapy Assistants

Promotes professional growth and leadership in the Physical Therapy field. Club focus is on organizing community service projects, social events and enhancing common interests in the group. Open to students in the PTA program.

Advisor: Maggie Thomas, maggie.thomas@kirkwood.edu
Advisor: Catherine Finch, catherine.finch@kirkwood.edu

Professionals in Surgical Technology

Expand your professional awareness of the Surgical Technologist field, as well as develop your leadership skills and experience.

Advisor: Melissa Carnahan, melissa.carnahan@kirkwood.edu

Alpha Delta Nu

The objective of the Alpha Delta Nu Honor Society shall be to recognize the academic excellence of students in the study of Associate Degree Nursing. The society shall encourage the pursuit of advance degrees in the profession of nursing as well as continuing education as a life-long professional responsibility.

Advisor: Kim Woods, kim.woods@kirkwood.edu

Dental Technology

Attend dental related events to increase knowledge of the dental technology field. Club members build financial support, organize events and complete follow-up procedures. Open to Dental Technology students.

Advisor: Leah Coleman, leah.m.coleman@kirkwood.edu

Kirkwood Student Nurses Association

Mentors students preparing for initial licensure as registered nurses. Conveys the standards, ethics and skills needed as responsible and accountable leaders and members in the nursing profession. Open to pre- and current Nursing students.

Advisor: Annie Butler, annie.butler@kirkwood.edu

Occupational Therapy Assistants

Provides leadership development and exploration of the OTA field through conferences and interaction. Students promote occupational therapy and participate in community service projects.

Advisor: Laura Green, laura.green@kirkwood.edu

Student American Dental Hygienists Association

Help improve public dental health and advance the art and science of dental hygiene. Open to Kirkwood students in the Dental Hygiene program.

Advisor: Shaunda Clark, shaunda.clark@kirkwood.edu

STEM Club: The STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) Club is open to all students. Come join us for a range of activities at our meetings in Linn Hall. We also participate in outside events such as conferences, and have an end of the year trip in May.

Advisor: Kyle Lobermeier, kyle.lobermeier@kirkwood.edu
Advisor: Andy Mills, andrew.mills@kirkwood.edu

LSAMP IINSPIRE

The Iowa Illinois Nebraska STEM Partnership for Innovation in Research and Education (IINSPIRE) project is part of the Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation (LSAMP) program. LSAMP is a National Science Foundation (NSF) alliance among sixteen two-year and four-year colleges and universities working together to broaden the participation of underrepresented minorities in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education in the Midwest.

Advisor: Ted Weiland, ted.weiland@kirkwood.edu
Advisor: Susan Harthun, susan.harthun@kirkwood.edu

Cyber Security Club

Kirkwood’s cyber defense team competes in regional competitions against other colleges.

Advisor: Jim Thompson, jim.thompson@kirkwood.edu 


Iowa City Campus Clubs

Adult Student Club - Iowa City Campus

Club for adult students (25 or older) who are coming back to school for the first time. Come be a part of our brainstorming sessions to create a club that is meant for you to: network with others, share your wisdom and experience, navigate your college experience and meet new people. Group meets weekly during activity hour.

Advisor: Shelby Myers, shelby.myers@kirkwood.edu

Multicultural Club - Iowa City Campus

The Multicultural Club exists to encourage understanding and openness between students of all cultural, ethnic, religious and lifestyle backgrounds. Plans cultural day during the spring term and participates in conversation parties throughout the year. Open to all students.

Advisor: Olga Petrova, olga.petrova@kirkwood.edu

Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) - Iowa City Campus

Provides an opportunity for the development of leadership and service, for an intellectual climate for exchange of ideas and ideals, for stimulation of interest in continuing academic excellence. Requires 3.5 GPA and 12 completed hours of Kirkwood credit.

Advisor: Cindy Cochran, cindy.cochran@kirkwood.edu
Advisor: Michele Payne, michele.payne@kirkwood.edu

Student Leadership Council / Student Ambassadors (SLC) - Iowa City Campus

Provides an opportunity for involvement where students build relationships, seek out resources, gain leadership experience, find personal and academic success, and have fun. Plans campus activities and involved in student legislative opportunities. Open to students with GPA of 2.0.

Advisor: Kristie Leeman, kristie.leeman@kirkwood.edu

Active Minds - Iowa City Campus

Student-led chapters work to raise mental health awareness, promote positive mental health, educate their peers about the signs and symptoms of mental health disorders and encourage students to reach out for help when needed. Chapters play an important role in referring students to resources and starting conversations about this important topic.

Advisor: Jacalyn McCarville, jacalyn.mccarville@kirkwood.edu

Chess Club - Iowa City Campus

Open to all students at all skill levels. Join us to learn how to play, to improve your game, to make new friends, and to play a game or two between classes. Meets at least monthly during activity hour; additional meetings are determined each semester depending on student involvement and schedules.

Advisor: Kevin Shroth, kevin.shroth@kirkwood.edu

Computer Club - Iowa City Campus - An open opportunity to discuss computers, apply new skills, investigate ideas and play new games. Group meets weekly.

Advisor: Joe DeMaria, joe.demaria@kirkwood.edu

Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender and Allies (LGBTA) - Iowa City Campus - LGBTA exists to promote the welfare of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender students at Kirkwood in Iowa City. Open to all students and meets weekly.

Advisor: Bridget Malone, bridget.malone@kirkwood.edu

Philosophy Forum - Iowa City Campus

This organization meets bi-weekly to discuss topics concerning politics, religion, knowledge, ethics or aesthetics. Open to all students.

Advisor: Scott Samuelson, scott.samuelson@kirkwood.edu

Spanish Club - Iowa City Campus

Discuss Spanish, practice your language skills; discover additional information about the culture and use of Spanish world-wide.

Advisor: Richard Heath, richard.heath@kirkwood.edu
Advisor: Bridget Malone, bridget.malone@kirkwood.edu

Business Professionals of America (BPA) - Iowa City Campus - BPA provides an opportunity for the preparation of a world-class workforce through the advancement of leadership, citizenship, academic, and technological skills. For Business Professional Students. Group meets twice per month during activity hour.

Advisor: Steve Abram, steve.abram@kirkwood.edu

Environmental Club - Iowa City Campus

This club meets to discuss and educate students, faculty and staff on matters of our environment. Organizes Harvest Fest in the fall and Earth Day in the spring. Group meets weekly.

Advisor: Liz Maas, liz.maas@kirkwood.edu


Questions?

Student Life

114 Benton Hall (Temporarily Located at the Rec Center)

Email: student.life@kirkwood.edu
Phone: 319-398-5578

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