Student organizations and clubs at UWFox run the gamut—you’re sure to find something that suits your fancy. Active involvement is a great way to explore interests, meet new people, make friends, and develop valuable skills. So reach out, make that initial contact, and let the fun begin!
- Association for Nontraditional Students (ANTS)
- Ballroom Dance Club
- Biology Club
- Business Club
- Campus Activities Board
- Chemistry Club
- Cyclone Dance Team
- Drama Club
- Dungeons & Dragons Club
- Education Club
- Fox Cry Review
- Fox Engineering Society
- Fox Journal
- Gay-Straight Alliance
- Geo Adventurers Club
- Grappling Club
- Military Student Group
- Nursing and Allied Health Club
- Phi Theta Kappa
- Photo Club
- Philosophy Club
- Political Science Club
- Psychology Club
- Sigma Kappa Delta
- Sociology and Social Work Club
- Spiritual Renewal and Development
- Student Association
- Students for Sustainability
- US - University Studios
- Universal Multicultural Association
- Writers' Club
Brenda Gabrielson (Advisor)
Ambassadors are a select group of responsible students who serve as official student representatives of the university, welcome and escort guests for special events and meetings, conduct orientation tours of the campus for guests and visiting dignitaries, and assist with orientation and registration procedures.
Ambassadors are students who want to make a commitment to their university. They reflect the student population of the campus. Ambassadors are reliable, respected, and competent adults willing to devote an average of four hours a month to their university. Selection is handled through nomination by faculty, staff, or current Ambassadors. An application listing qualifications is necessary, with selection based on suitability to the duties of Ambassadors, academic performance, and activities on and off campus.
ANTS provides returning adult and nontraditional students the opportunity to meet with peers in a relaxed atmosphere and offer support in areas such as academic planning, child care, and financial aid. In addition, suggestions are provided to help one another effectively balance work and family life with school. Meetings are determined by members each semester.
Lee Rabas (Advisor)
Tradition is not built overnight! It takes the hard work of many people over many years. UWFox has a very rich athletic tradition as evidenced by several league and state championships. The following intercollegiate athletic teams participate during each corresponding season: women's volleyball and soccer in the fall, men’s and women’s basketball and men's club volleyball during winter, and men’s and women’s tennis in the spring. These athletes were not necessarily the "stars" on their high school teams. However, they are athletes that really love the game and wish to continue their athletic career. The common ground is that athletics at UWFox provide opportunities for students to enrich their college experience.
Rachel Knighten (Advisor)
¡Aventuras! is a student organization dedicated to promoting engagement in activities related to the cultures of the Spanish and Portuguese speaking countries, primarily in Latin America, Spain, and Portugal. Students, faculty, staff, and members of the community are welcome to participate.
For those students that do not choose to be part of an intercollegiate team, we offer intramural leagues, including co-ed volleyball and flag football in the fall as well as 5-on-5 and 3-on-3 basketball in the spring. This provides an opportunity for all students to participate in the sports they enjoy.
Susan Rabideau (Advisor)
The Ballroom Dance club provides students with the opportunity to teach and learn ballroom dancing in a no-pressure, relaxed environment. Lessons vary and are geared toward the beginner ballroom dancer. The club is open to all who want to dance, and no experience is necessary. Come and learn the salsa, jitterbug, fox trot, swing, rumba, tango, and many more!
The Ballroom Dance Clubs meets Fridays during the school year from noon to 1:30pm in the CAC. Drop in and stay for however long you like!
Dubear Kroening (Advisor)
The Biology Club is open to any students interested in biology or the sciences in general. The club is very active in organizing, promoting, and attending science related events. This has included seminars, College for Kids presentations, the tutoring of middle school students in math and science, and even a trip to London! The Biology Club is also active in fundraising (coffee sales, selling food during movie showings at UWFox, brat sales, etc.) and field trips (Body Worlds in Chicago, the cadaver lab, and London). Come join the fun, and become more involved in the science field!
Jill Halverson (Advisor)
The UW Fox Business Club's goal is to enhance members' knowledge of the different aspects and functionality of the business world while providing useful experiences to help prepare members for their business careers. Meetings are held every 1st and 3rd Thursday of the month during fall and spring semesters.
Jeff Kuepper (Advisor)
Campus Activities Board (CAB) is a student-run organization that coordinates activities for the students on campus. Events range from concerts and dances to volunteer fairs and lectures. Activities are fun, educational, and/or helpful in planning for the future.
Brian Rukamp (Advisor)
The Chemistry Club at UWFox was established to promote interest in the chemical sciences and chemistry related fields. It is open to all students regardless of whether they are taking or have taken a chemistry class. The club is affiliated with the Northeast Wisconsin Local Section of the American Chemical Society (ACS) and is an official two-year campus ACS student chapter. They are active in campus activities including fundraising and field trips (State Crime Lab, local brewery, fine chemical production facility); they are also active in the community through National Chemistry Week. Our members serve as chemistry tutors through Student Services.
Formerly known as Campus Crusade for Christ, Cru is an interdenominational Christian student organization inviting all students to participate with us. We are one of the largest student organizations at the University of Wisconsin-Fox Valley (UWFV). We seek to be a community that has fun together, develops leadership skills, builds relationships, serves the campus and community, and creates opportunities for you to learn about the life and teachings of Jesus and grow in a personal relationship with Him.
Jeff Kuepper (Advisor)
The Cyclone Dance Team practices routines and then performs at Cyclone basketball games and in a statewide dance competition. In addition, the members conduct various fund-raising activities to defray expenses.
Susan Rabideau (Advisor)
Drama Club promotes educational endeavors in theatre arts and maintains a high quality venue for theatre arts on the UWFox campus. Drama Club offers promotional and technical support to any productions staged at the UWFox Fine Arts Theatre. In addition, Drama Club seeks to assure the Fine Arts Theatre's regular maintenance. Membership status is granted to students in good academic standing who have attended a minimum of three consecutive weekly meetings for a semester and have actively participated in or supported two Drama Club events for that term. Non-members are also encouraged and welcome to attend and get involved in any Drama Club-sponsored activities or meetings. On a semester basis, Drama Club members elect an executive board comprised of a president, vice-president, secretary, and treasurer, who are charged, along with the club's faculty advisor, with the duty of organizing and promoting all activities.
Drama Club seeks to give students a chance to explore the performing arts on campus in a lively and cooperative environment where students can discover how theatre stimulates creativity, teaches problem solving, and builds confidence. Students are strongly encouraged to join and contribute to this organization devoted to campus cultural animation.
Bill Gillard (Advisor)
Do you enjoy fantasy novels, elves, magic, claymores, gryphons, mythology, or Mountain Dew? If you answered yes to any one of these things, then you might be a perfect candidate for the UWFox D&D Club. What do we do? We gather at various times throughout the week, depending on who is controlling (or DMing) the game sessions to relax and enjoy a role-playing game with other students on campus. To describe how the game is played, it is much like the computer games Baldur’s Gate, Morrowind, or World of Warcraft; you make a character by selecting a race (elf, dwarf, tiefling, human, etc.) and class (fighter, ranger, wizard, etc.), and then fill it in with certain attributes like skills and feats. During gameplay, the DM (or dungeon master) essentially takes on the role of the computer program. They set up and dictate what is happening in the world around the players while the players interact with each other to achieve different goals within the game. You are essentially playing an RPG you might find on your Xbox or computer as a tabletop game. For those of you who have played in the past, we stick mostly to 3.5e, although other editions are possible if multiple people show interest. So, don’t let every trip to school be stressful, and don’t sit in a dark room playing computer games alone. Instead you can contact the D&D Club, find a game that works into your schedule, and enjoy some relaxation and socializing while you’re at school.
Tammy Ladwig (Advisor)
The Education Club is a campus organization that brings future teachers together in a friendly atmosphere for learning and support. The club offers a first step in professional development. Students have the opportunity to hear speakers talk on a wide range of educational topics as well as participate in educational activities. This organization is open to all UWFox students at any time during the school year. Membership is established by attendance at meetings and by participation in club activities.
Alan Peche (Advisor)
Fox Association of Critical Thinkers
FACT is the student skeptic club at the UW Fox Valley.
Skepticism is the rigorous application of science and reason to test the validity of any and all claims.
The purpose and function of our club is:
- To educate the public about the principles and necessity of skepticism and critical thinking.
- To promote the method of science and critical thinking on the UW Fox Valley campus.
- To provide a forum on the UW Fox Valley campus, for open discussion and skeptical inquiry of any and all ideas, claims or beliefs.
- To investigate paranormal and pseudoscientific claims with an emphasis on local claims within Wisconsin.
Club activities feature lectures, videos, discussions, field trips and special events. If you are a skeptic, freethinker, atheist, agnostic, humanist, secularist or anyone who requires evidence for extraordinary claims before you are willing to believe them, then FACT is the club for you.
Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/groups/382427358551873/
FoxBytes is the UWFox computer club. It is open to any student, faculty, or staff member who has an interest in computers. The club has gone on tours of computing facilities at local businesses, held LAN parties and other social activities, and organized seminars on computer-related topics for the campus community. Fund-raising efforts are used to defray the cost of activities and purchase interesting equipment and software for the student computer labs.
Troy Schoultz (Advisor)
Fox Cry Review is the literary annual published by the UWFox. The magazine receives manuscripts from regional and national writers and is the longest running literary journal of any two-year college campus in the nation. Every year, there is a special call for student submissions of poetry, fiction, and essays. The magazine is published in the fall, and a public reading is held in October as part of the Scholars’ Series. Students are invited to participate in the production of the magazine.
Jamie Douglas (Advisor)
The Fox Engineering Society (FES) is for anyone who is enrolled in classes at UW: Fox and has an interest in engineering. The Society provides a fun way of meeting and interacting with others who have related interests in engineering. FES explores all disciplines of engineering, furthering the professional development and well-being of members of the Society and the surrounding communities. Come share and gain knowledge with FES.
Paula Lovell (Advisor)
The campus student newspaper, the Fox Journal, offers a challenge to anyone interested in journalism or a related field. Staff members gain valuable experience in reporting, editing and photography. Students may also earn academic credit for their work (if COM 104 is taken concurrently). Energetic new members are always welcome.
Pam Massey (Advisor)
The Gay-Straight Alliance (GSA) of UWFox is dedicated to ensuring an open and welcoming environment for all students on campus. This organization deals with issues facing Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgendered persons. The GSA aims to educate the community and campus on LGBT issues and provides a network for all persons interested in working on these issues and concerns. This organization also provides a safe space for LGBT persons and their allies to socially network and support each other.
Beth Johnson (Advisor)
The Geo-Adventurers Club is a club for students interested in exploring the geology and geography of their environment. This includes camping, hiking, canoeing, caving, climbing, and unique cultural experiences. The club plans regular outdoors and camping fieldtrips to destinations like Point Beach State Park, High Cliff State Park, Milwaukee, Ledge View Nature Center, and more. Students also regularly meet at area restaurants for ethnic dinners and socializing. The club also strives to serve the community, and works closely with the Bay-Lakes Council of the Boy Scouts of America to offer merit badges in geology, global citizenship and other geoscience-related fields. Participation is open to UWFox students, alumni, faculty and staff. The club meets every Thursday at 12:05 pm in room 1065. Interested students are encouraged to join the club’s Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/#!/groups/170040563073445/
Dale Thibodeau (Advisor)
The purpose of the Grappling Club is to promote Gracie Jiu-jitsu as a means of self-defense and physical fitness and to provide a safe environment where members can learn and practice without fear of intimidation or bodily harm. The Grappling Club is open to all current UWFox students, staff, and faculty regardless of the individual’s age, race, creed, religion, color, racial ethnicity, handicap, sex, national origin, ancestry, sexual orientation, or political affiliation. To attain full rights as a member of the Grappling Club, an individual must regularly attend practices and must abide by club guidelines of hygiene, courtesy, and respect.
Renee Gralewicz (Advisor)
The Military Student Group is dedicated to providing an environment on campus where we can come together to openly and constructively discuss Student/Veteran related issues, network with other Student-Vets and their families, and participate in fundraising and awareness activities throughout the Fox Valley Communities. Our objective is to include as many participants in the process of change as possible!
The Military Student Group should be used as a tool by Student-Veterans. It will be our main goal to provide as much information to our members as possible. In doing this, we hope to eliminate, or at least lessen, the amount of red-tape and confusion that goes along with receiving your educational benefits, disabilities, and any other Veteran-specific benefits. This is YOUR time to ask questions and actually get answers.
Our Facebook page contains current events, new legislature updates, and Military Student Group business. You may also use this as a tool to keep yourself "in the loop" with new information pertaining to Veterans!
Teresa Gonya (Advisor)
The UWFox chapter of the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws (NORML) strives to educate and enlighten the community about the truths and myths involving marijuana. Meetings are open to everyone.
Teresa Gonya (Co-Advisor)
Kim Schatz (Co-Advisor)
The Nursing and Allied Health Sciences Club hopes to provide an environment where all health careers can be discussed and explored. Advisors from several area health programs have visited to discuss their programs and the steps that students should take in order to be prepared to transfer. We are looking for individuals interested in exploring health fields.
Frances Perkins (Advisor)
Phi Theta Kappa is an international honor society for 2-year institutions. Numerous scholarship opportunities at 4-year universities are offered exclusively to PTK members. Often, members of the campus chapter, Alpha Theta Tau, organize volunteer activities for community projects. Students with a 3.5 cumulative GPA who have completed at least 12 credits at UWFox are eligible for membership.
Michael McFall (Advisor)
The purpose and function of the Philosophy Club is to provide a venue for philosophical discussion and scholarship beyond the classroom. Activities include the presentation of papers, discussion of books, and general discussions revolving around philosophical issues.
John Beaver (Advisor)
The UWFox Photo Club is a society of students and community members who come together to share ideas on photography, helping each other learn by doing. Club activities include using the campus darkroom, visiting exhibits, organizing fundraisers, and conducting workshops.
Jeff Kuepper (Co-Advisor)
George Waller (Co-Advisor)
The Political Science Club meets regularly during the academic year with membership or participation open to any interested student. Officers are elected each semester. The club offers diverse views of political issues, personalities, and policies to promote the understanding of each. It serves as the lead organization for the Harvard National Model UN Conference and the spring Great Decisions discussion series. Raffles, guest speakers, mock elections, "Meet-the-Candidate" days, fieldtrips, and periodic purchases for the library are typical club activities.
Kathy Immel (Advisor)
Psychology Club is a campus organization designed to promote increased awareness and appreciation of psychology through a variety of educational and social activities. Students have an opportunity to meet others with common interests, learn more about psychology, and participate in campus and community service projects. Activities may include guest speakers, social outings, field trips to community and mental health agencies, volunteering and fundraising opportunities, viewing psychologically based films, and attending the Midwestern Psychological Association Conference (MPA) in the spring. Psychology Club is open to any student with an interest in psychology.
Loren Snyder (Advisor)
Sigma Kappa Delta is the National 2-Year English Honor Society. UWFox has had an active chapter, Zeta Delta, since 2007. A service and social fraternity, Sigma Kappa Delta provides exceptional students opportunities for advancing the study of language and literature, for developing skills in creative and analytical writing, for community service, and for meeting other outstanding scholars and professionals in the discipline of English. Students with a 3.3 cumulative GPA who have completed at least 12 credits at UWFox with no less than a B in any English class are eligible for membership, regardless of intended major.
Greg Peter (Advisor)
The Sociology and Social Work Club focuses on involving students in all areas and subjects relative to social issues including current events worldwide, community awareness, and community service. It also helps students to develop professional resumes by offering opportunities to work with influential leaders in the community as well as interaction with esteemed professionals in the sociology field.
Michael McFall (Advisor)
Jeff Kuepper (Advisor)
Wisconsin State Statute 36.09 (5) gives students the legal right to represent themselves on student issues. Student Association (SA) is the official student voice of the UWFox campus. An organization that provides a great avenue for utilizing leadership and organizational skills, SA promotes the general welfare and interest of the student body and UWFox. SA is responsible for allocating the segregated university fee dollars of approximately $180,000 to campus clubs and organizations annually. SA also utilizes its grass roots organizational skills to deal with students' rights, such as advocating on behalf of students on the national, state, and local levels for adequate financial aid. Promoting student activities and camaraderie, providing student representation on campus committees, and proposing changes in University policy number among SA's many activities.
Teresa Weglarz (Advisor)
The mission of Students for Sustainability is to serve as a model of sustainability for our campus and our community in order to foster a true culture of sustainability. Our goal is to promote thought, discussion, activity, and education throughout the campus and community on important and timely sustainability, environmental, economic, societal, and related issues facing today’s rapidly changing world.
The Universal Multicultural Association (UMA) values diversity and welcomes people of any race or cultural heritage to the club. This organization emphasizes the development of friendships, the sharing of perspectives, and appreciation of all cultures. Activities include ethnic dinners, dances, speakers, talent shows, and community service.
Tom Frantz (Advisor)
University Studios is a student club dedicated to teaching students the fundamental principles of video production and television broadcasting. Many former students have gone on to successful careers in radio, television, film, or related fields such as marketing, advertising, or public relations. Former students are now working at TV stations in the Fox Cities, Green Bay, Milwaukee, Detroit, or in video production in Chicago, Hollywood/Los Angeles, New York City, and others. For credit or on a volunteer basis, students can get involved in producing videos for a variety of purposes. Previous experience is not necessary and students from all academic majors are welcome.
UWFox US Video: Students learn the skills and techniques involved in producing videos and television broadcasting. Some videos are broadcast on cable, some on the web, and others on broadcast television. Students may earn academic credit for their work by enrolling in COM 106. Students who do not elect to earn academic credit are welcome to participate as club members. Meetings are held Wednesdays at noon in the TV Studio (Room 1715).
Bill Gillard (Advisor)
Writers’ Club was organized for the purpose of supporting and encouraging students and others on campus who have an interest in writing prose fiction, non-fiction, or poetry. Meetings are informal and usually begin with an information exchange about writing contests and scholarships, special readings, and upcoming events. The remainder of the meeting is spent sharing our works-in-progress with the rest of the group and getting feedback. Members are not expected to bring new work to every meeting, but everyone does participate in the discussion of other writers' work. Writers' Club also sponsors several special events each year. Events have included a used book sale, readings by published writers, open mic readings, and other events that encourage students to pursue their own writing goals.
Q. My club wants money for a project. How do I apply for this?
Recognized campus clubs can request money from Student Association (SA) through the regular seg fee budget process that begins in October. Funds can be requested from the Reserve Fund for expenses and opportunities.
Q. We just returned from a conference. We received some funding to cover a portion of our travel, lodging and/or registration expenses. What is the appropriate way to access that funding to reimburse us for our expenses?
Complete a Travel Expense Reimbursement request. Be sure to include supporting documentation with the request (receipts, conference agenda). Provide a copy of the documentation indicating how much funding you received for travel and any conditions placed upon that funding.
Q. We have been allocated money from SA to purchase supplies and equipment. We would like to purchase a widget. How do we get the money to pay for the widget?
Generally you would pay for the item out of pocket, then submit a petty cash reimbursement request to the Business Office get paid back. Minutes from a club meeting indicating that the club said it will pay the person back is required documentation.
You may also be able to use a purchasing card. Check with your advisor to see if s/he has one. If not, it may be possible to use the Student Activities Purchasing card.
Q. We just had a party and now we need to pay for the food and decorations. How do we get reimbursed?
See previous answer
Q. We would like to use a campus vehicle to travel to a conference or event. What must we do to get qualified to drive the vehicle, reserve the vehicle and pay for the use of the vehicle? How much does it cost to drive the vehicle?
- First you must complete a Driver Authorization Form (available from the Business Office) and return the form to the Business Office.
- Once you are approved to drive a campus vehicle, you can then reserve a car through Buildings and Grounds
- There will be a charge for your mileage on the campus vehicle.
Q. We took a trip and would like to be paid back for our gas expenses. What paperwork do we need to complete and what documentation do we need?
- For gas expenses a Travel Expense Request (available from the Business Office) must be completed with all associated backup documentation (receipts, agenda) as well as minutes from the club meeting approving the expense for the trip.
Q. We would like to have a fundraiser. How do we purchase items to sell for the fundraiser and what are the rules associated with this?
- Purchase the items you would like to sell. You may also ask the vendor if you can be invoiced. The invoice can then be sent to the business office for payment.
- Complete a petty cash reimbursement form (available from the Business Office) with the receipt of item(s) purchased as well as a copy of the minutes indicating the club has agreed to pay for them. The person that purchased the item(s) will then be reimbursed.
Q. We have fundraised $300 from our widget sale. Where/how do we deposit that money? How do we separate expenses from profits? How do we access those fundraised dollars so that we can spend them on pizza, shirts or maybe even a scholarship?
The money should be taken to the business office where it will be deposited and credited to your club’s account. Expenses are recorded by the business office when reimbursement requests are paid or when invoices are paid for items purchased by the club.
Are campus clubs able to keep off-campus accounts?
Yes, but it is not recommended
Q. Who determines who can spend money on behalf of a club or organization?
A club’s constitution and by-laws should help with this, but the club should decide in advance (with a vote recorded in the minutes) who is authorized to spend club funds and under what conditions. Your advisor should be able to assist you with this.