The K experience is so much more than just what happens in the classroom; the people with whom you will share four years on campus will equally shape your personal development. Kalamazoo College’s student organizations are an amazing way to make friends with classmates who share similar interests and hobbies, and with over 80 student organizations on campus, you will certainly find your people.
Do you want to try out improv? Watch your favorite anime? Get into a fierce ping pong duel? Or de-stress and crochet? We have a group for that! And if you don’t see what you are looking for, you can always gather your friends and form a new student organization through the Office of Student Activities.
Active Student Organizations
Academic and Pre-Professional
Health Professions Society
The Health Professions Society is an organization seeking to foster a welcoming pre-health environment at K through peer mentorship, volunteer trips and networking events.
Multicultural Association of Pre-Health Students
The Multicultural Association of Pre-Health Students is a safe space for ethnic and racial minority-identifying students pursuing a career in healthcare to learn more about the field and expand their network.
Pre-Physician Assistant Society
The Pre-Physician Assistant Society (PAS) educates members about the physician assistant profession and develops their skills for graduate school. PAS offers access to workshops, guest speakers, and community service or PCE/HCE opportunities.
The Pre-Dental Club is a community of students who are pursuing a career in dentistry. The group volunteers in the dental community; brings in guest speakers; and discusses dental school, the application process and job shadowing opportunities.
Kalamazoo College American Chemical Society
The Kalamazoo College American Chemical Society focuses on professional development for chemists and fun science-related competitions and events for everyone.
The Marketing Club is an educational and social group that brings students together to learn more about marketing, participate in marketing- and business-based discussions, and attend marketing events.
The Kalamazoo College Investment Club is a student-led organization focused on educating K students about investments and finance. The club is open to all and meets regularly to discuss the stock market, host guest speaker events and compete in an investment simulation.
Sport Business Club
The Sports Business Club seeks to help students break into the sports industry.
The Kalamazoo College Pre-Law Society provides resources for students who are interested in pursuing careers in the legal field: information sessions, panels with attorneys, weekly LSAT prep sessions, general career advice and law school tours.
K Philosophy Club
K Philosophy Club is an all-inclusive student group and forum for anyone interested in the field.
The Professional Women’s Club of Kalamazoo College
The Professional Women’s Club of Kalamazoo College is a community of female-identifying students seeking to strive in the male-dominated business sector and succussed at K.
Computer Science Society
The Computer Science Society is a student organization focused on helping students grow within the computer science field and develop the skills they need for professional success.
Society of Physics Students
The Kalamazoo College chapter of the Society of Physics Students is a student-led organization that promotes the development and success of future scientific leaders. Meetings focus on current and historical events in physics, conversations on inclusion, information sessions, group-bonding activities and travel to scientific facilities.
Higher-Level Education in DOW
The Higher-Level Education in DOW organization seeks to create an environment and provide the resources necessary for all students to succeed in higher education.
Cirque du K
Cirque du K is Kalamazoo College’s on-campus circus organization, specializing in aerial performance arts, partner acrobats, and various ground skills.
Monkapult is the College’s improv comedy troupe, hosting weekly workshops and several shows each term.
Frelon Dance Company
Frelon Dance Company hosts two annual performances featuring all different styles of dance, from ballet to Irish step dancing to hip-hop.
K Baile is a student organization committed to providing an inclusive dance environment for all who would like to learn and practice different styles of dance.
K-Rock is a gathering of musicians and aspiring musicians who come together to create and perform music. The club is focused on, but not restricted to, rock music and its subgenres.
Kalamadudes is a laid-back, fun and inclusive TTBB (tenor and bass) A Capella group.
Premium Orange is an SATB (soprano, alto, tenor and bass) A Capella group.
The Limelights are a woman-identifying/gender-non-conforming A Capella group.
ACAPOC (A Cappella People of Color) is an A Capella group for students of color to perform music from POC artists and uplift the experiences of POC on campus.
Stingin’ With the Boys
Stingin’ With the Boys is a radio show and podcast that talks about all things sports, including our own K athletics.
WJMD Radio is the student-run campus radio station.
Sports and Outdoorsmanship
Kalamazoo College Ultimate Frisbee
Kalamazoo College Ultimate Frisbee consists of a men’s team (The Ultimate Buzz) and a women’s team (The Queen Beez). Both teams are open to all—regardless of skill level—and hold weekly practices and several tournaments each term.
The Equestrian Team welcomes riders of all skill levels to join in on lessons, ranging from walk-trot to advanced fences.
Kalamazoo College Fencing Club
The Kalamazoo College Fencing Club is a group for students who are interested in learning and improving their fencing skills: foil, epee and saber fencing at both personal and competitive levels.
Kalamazoo Water Polo
Kalamazoo Water Polo is a fun and inclusive group for individuals who are interested in the sport. Meeting styles vary, but tend to revolve around learning skills and exercises that will make them better athletes in and out of the pool.
Martial Arts and Self Defense Club
Martial Arts and Self-Defense Club is an inclusive, low-pressure environment where students can learn whatever interests them: self-defense, martial arts, or even recreating a movie fight scene!
Ping Pong Club
Ping Pong Club offers fun drop-ins, regular tournaments and one large championship per term.
Kalamazoo Dance Team
The Kalamazoo Dance Team performs at K’s football and basketball halftime shows as well as other student-led events, such as Frelon. The team’s style is hip-hop with a jazz dance focus.
Kalamazoo College Soccer Club
Kalamazoo College Soccer Club is all about connecting people through soccer, offering recreational games open to the whole student body.
Volleyball Club is a space for students of all levels to learn and practice the rules, skills and gameplay of volleyball.
Wrestling Club is a space for students who share an interest in wrestling to learn both the basics and intricacies of the sport, no experience is necessary.
Kalamazoo Outing Club
Kalamazoo Outing Club provides trips and activities for its members and all K students to get outdoors. The group offers leaders, funding and help planning excursions.
Konstellation welcomes students interested in examining astronomical phenomena and learning how to capture these unique instances for posterity. The group organizes open discussions, star-gazing outings and photography sessions.
Looking for other ways to stay active?
K Votes is a non-partisan coalition to inform Kalamazoo College students, faculty and staff members about voting and civic engagement: the voting process, registration, and what their vote means.
Kalamazoo College Council of Student Representatives
The Kalamazoo College Council of Student Representatives is the student governing body on campus that advocates for students within institutional structures. Members are selected each Fall by general election.
College Democrats is the local chapter and student outreach branch for the Democratic Party. The group promotes democracy and democratic values on campus and in the larger community.
The College Republicans is a community of students with like-minded ideologies, morals and politics who believe that all opinions and beliefs should be treated fairly and given consideration on campus.
Model United Nations
Model United Nations is a group for students to learn public speaking and open dialogue in a fun, interactive way.
Students for Justice in Palestine
Students for Justice in Palestine is a group of students dedicated to learning about and sharing Palestinian culture (art, food, music, traditions), liberation, and current and past injustices.
Environmental Conservation Organization
The Environmental Conservation Organization (ECO) is a group that aims to cultivate a more sustainable community on campus and bring awareness to environmental justice.
Food Recovery Network
The Food Recovery Network unites students on college campuses to fight food waste and hunger by recovering perishable food that would otherwise go to waste and donating it.
Red Cross Club
Red Cross Club organizes and runs blood drives, provides basic emergency health trainings and volunteers with non-profit organizations, including the American Red Cross.
Refugee Outreach Collective
The Refugee Outreach Collective amplifies the diverse narratives of migrant communities through relationship building: tutoring displaced children in Kalamazoo, participating in language exchanges and pen pal programs, and assisting with family partnership programs.
Sisters in Science
Sisters in Science is a student group that mentors fourth- and fifth-grade girls at a local elementary school and encourages them to participate in STEM programs.
YWCA Volunteer is an organization for students to donate their time to assist the staff and families at the local YWCA.
Arab Student Association
The Arab Student Union is a safe and inclusive space for Arabs of all nationalities and backgrounds on campus. The group empowers the K Arab community through various cultural events and opportunities.
Asian Pacific Islander Student Association
The Asian Pacific Islander Student Association promotes awareness of Asian American heritage at K and fosters a community for students to learn, identify and share their culture through meetings, conferences, performances and other activities.
Kapamilya: Pilipinx-American Student Association
The Philipinx-American Student Association is a space centered on bayanihan, the spirit of community, for Pinoys to share their experiences, identities and culture on campus.
K Desi is a group for Desi-identifying students to embrace South Asian cultures through games, crafts, exercises, pop culture and hosting events on campus like Diwali and Holi.
Black Student Organization
The Black Student Organization is a solidary group for black-identifying students to prosper while at K through academic, social and political empowerment.
Kalama-Africa is a community to celebrate and engage with African cultures and experiences on campus.
Sister Circle is a space for young black women to address problems that affect the black community and offer the mental and emotional support needed for black women to start a path of healing.
Womxn of Color Alliance
The Womxn of Color Alliance is a group that creates relationships across aesthetic, ideological and cultural differences to unite and amplify the voices of powerful women of color.
Young Men of Color
Young Men of Color is an organization that centers around the identities of men of color to promote physical and mental health, academic achievement, professional development, and a sense of unity on campus.
Korean Student Association
The Korean Student Association is an inclusive space to learn more about Korean culture, history and life. Activities include cooking Korean food, watching Korean movies and dramas, learning about Korean history, discussing the current state of politics and enjoying K-Pop together.
Vietnamese Club is a student organization for Vietnamese, Vietnamese-American, and all students interested in learning about and sharing in Vietnamese culture.
Latinx Student Organization
The Latinx Student Organization (LSO) is a community for Latinx students to learn and celebrate their values, beliefs and traditions. LSO additionally provides opportunities for members to improve their academic achievement, professional advancement and leadership development.
Puchica Vos! is a Central American organization that focuses on supporting the well-being of students from the Central American diaspora. The group makes space for Central American identities by sharing food, slang and language, events, resources and time in community.
International Student Organization
The International Student Organization (ISO) seeks to support and empower international students as they acclimate to life in the U.S. and at K. ISO creates a space for students to talk about their personal challenges and improve their physical and emotional well-being.
Kaleidoscope is an organization for LGBTQ+ identifying students (and their allies) dedicated to supporting and uplifting queer people on campus in whatever ways possible, such as creating community and building safe spaces.
QTPOCC is a space for Queer and Trans-identifying people of color to build community and solidarity.
The Death Positive Club
The Death Positive Club educates students about death, covering topics from how different cultures discuss and treat death, the different kinds of final dispositions, and how to help you handle grief.
Interfaith Student Leaders
A cohort of students from varied religious backgrounds who ask crucial life questions, reflect on their beliefs and learn about the world’s many faith traditions.
Space for Grace
A Christian student organization for biblical formation and community building.
Hillel at K
The Kalamazoo College chapter of Hillel, a Jewish student organization that creates a place of belonging as students continue their spiritual growth.
Muslim Student Association
A space for Muslims on campus to join in community and share in faith.
Kalamazoo College Coven
A Wiccan student organization that focuses on exploring and practicing pagan beliefs.
The Index is Kalamazoo College’s student-run newspaper that aims to entertain and inform its readership through its biweekly print publication and online counterpart.
The Cauldron is Kalamazoo College’s oldest literary arts magazine, publishing a magazine each spring dedicated to student poetry, fiction, nonfiction and artwork.
Balderdash is a creative writing club where members play writing games, work collaboratively on writing projects and workshop individuals’ pieces.
Radical Love is a group for students of color to feel empowered through the creation and sharing of images, poems, recipes and other artistic displays. The group releases quarterly Zines focusing on important themes: feminism, sexuality, identity, race and fun topics like making new friends.
Film Photography Club
Film Photography Club is a space for analog enthusiasts to grow in their craft and join a collective of like-minded artists.
Kalamazoo College Filmmakers Society
The Kalamazoo College Filmmakers Society is for students of all backgrounds to share their love of filmmaking. Meetings are used to stay up-to-date on film products and techniques; share and give feedback on student works; listen to educated speakers; discuss influential filmmakers and the filmmaking process; and create new films together.
Visual Arts Club
The Visual Arts Club is a place for students who enjoy drawing, painting, digital arts, photography and other mediums to gather and support one another in their artistic projects.
Kalamazoo Fashion Club
The Kalamazoo Fashion Club is a group for discussing trends in the fashion industry; learning sewing, stitching and embroidering techniques; and collaborating to create beautiful clothing. Each year, students will create their own pieces that will be shown off at a fashion show.
The Crochet Club is a low-stress environment for students to crochet and learn fiber arts, eat snacks and relax. The group emphasizes the importance of prioritizing self-care and non-academic hobbies during the school year. The club additionally provides cold-weather gear to members of the community.
Kalamazoo College Film Club
Kalamazoo College Film Club holds screenings and discussions of movies you cannot help but enjoy with company.
Star Trek Club
Star Trek Club is a space for all Trekkies to gather, watch and discuss all things Star Trek.
Anime Club is a group for watching and discussing anime.
Euchre Club brings people together to enjoy the Michigan classic, euchre.
K Chess Club
K Chess Club is a fun environment for casual and competitive players to sharpen their skills with weekly games culminating in a tournament each term.
Tabletop Role-Playing Game Club
The Tabletop Role-Playing Game Club is a club focused on cooperative narrative games where a group of players write a story together! The club aims to explore and play different games and styles.