Student Clubs and Organizations are the backbone of the Student Life here at Southwestern College. They offer an opportunity for students to engage with other students with similar tastes and interests ranging from academics to social endeavors. They help create a sense of belonging and connectedness for students in an otherwise large population where it is easy to get lost in the shuffle. Moreover, students who are involved on any campus historically succeed at higher rates than their counterparts and with over 60 clubs/organizations on campus, we encourage ALL of our students to get involved while here at SWC!
To Join A Club
Most of our clubs here on campus work simply on a “Show Up and Get to Work” philosophy. They have an open door policy where you can meet a member, start attending meetings/events and get involved. Some clubs do have some additional requirements to be a member (i.e. GPA, dues, etc) so make sure to ask. The best way is to reach out to the club’s advisor or an officer to find out when their meetings are and start attending!
To Start a Club
If you do not find a club that quite fits your interests, then you can start your own.
You will need:
- At least 10 currently enrolled students
- A Faculty Advisor
- A Club Constitution/Bylaws (we have templates you can use)
- To fill out a Club Charter Packet and submit to the Student Activities Office
And that’s it! Charter Packets are available in the Student Activities Office inside the Student Center at the beginning of the Fall and Spring Semesters. Once your completed packet is submitted, it will be reviewed and if everything checks out, your new club will be approved!