Get Involved – Totally
Seriously, with more than 40 clubs and organizations, you’ll find something that interests you whether your interests are academic in nature or lean toward cultural or recreational pursuits, or social activism, or center around religion or service activities. Most organizations are open to all students, although in a few, like honor organizations, membership is based on certain standards of achievement.
If you plan to live on campus, membership in two organizations is automatically included. You’ll be part of your residence hall and one of Cottey’s four societies-Alphan (purple), Delphian (yellow), Emerson (red), or Magnoperian (green). Visit the traditions page for a full rundown on what these societies mean. The societies organize activities such as sponsoring dances and competing with each other in sports events.
Interested in an area we haven’t mentioned? Here’s an open invitation to start an organization. They do have to be approved by the Vice President for Student Life of course.
Be part of something existing or bring something new to the community. Either way you’re able to participate in shaping your own experiences here. Here’s a short description of some of the clubs and organizations that already exist at Cottey:
The academic honor society, promotes academic excellence and exemplary character among college and university students and honors those who achieve such distinction.
Alpha Mu Gamma
The national honorary foreign language society, bases membership on academic standing in foreign languages.
Anime shares the Japanese culture using the form of animation. Members seek to educate, entertain, and increase awareness of animation as an art form.
Associated Cottey College Artists (ACCA)
ACCA brings Cottey and the local community together in an environment that promotes equality and understanding in an artistic and creative way.
Delta Psi Omega
Delta Psi Omega is the national honorary dramatics fraternity that honors its members for their work in college theatre. Members promote the performing arts as well as serve as the technical crew for special events.
The Engineering Club focuses predominantly on design, robotics, and programming utilizing the Arduino Software. However, the club has been more compromised project-based learning as a means to involve all members. By providing their own ideas, students can be more engaged to revel in the world of engineering.
The Feminist Majority Foundation (FMF)
FMF develops bold new strategies and programs to advance women’s equality, nonviolence, economic development, and most importantly, empowerment of women and girls in all sectors of society.
The Freshman Class (fcc)
fcc is composed of all first-year students.
Fourth-Year Class consists of all fourth-year or senior students.
A fusion of various dance styles to integrate and connect all forms of dance and dance expression.
Promote equal rights, global understanding, social responsibility, and leadership development through civic engagement and community volunteerism.
The honorary campus service organization. Members conduct campus tours for visitors, host prospective students for overnight visits, and serve as hosts for official College functions. Students apply in March.
International Friendship Circle (IFC)
IFC increases understanding among Cottey’s international students and U.S. students. Members share ideas, customs, and cultures about the countries represented on campus.
InterVarsity Christian Fellowship
A nondenominational group that meets for prayer, weekly Bible studies, and fellowship. They are affiliated with the National InterVarsity Christian Fellowship Organization and Campus Crusade for Christ.
Teaches and informs members of the Japanese language and culture in a fun and learning environment.
Le Cercle Francais
College French Club members explore French language and culture.
Mu Sigma Epsilon
The national honorary music society, bases membership on performance activities and academic standing. They promote performances on campus and trips to concerts. They encourage success in music through mentoring.
Personal Literacy Club
A group that allows you to explore your reading and writing potential.
Phi Beta Lambda (PBL)
Students preparing for a career in business but also for students who want to develop leadership and confidence in their work and themselves.
Phi Theta Kappa (PTK)
The national scholastic honorary society. The society’s objectives are to promote scholarship, leadership, service, and fellowship among students. Cottey’s chapter has the distinction of being the oldest continually active chapter in the nation. Members must have completed at least one semester at Cottey and earned a 3.5 GPA or better.
Pride Alliance Club
LGBTQ+ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Questioning, and others) student group that promotes equality and acceptance among the LGBTQ+ community while also serving as a safe space for all students.
Coordinate activities and programs for the hall residents and respond to relevant issues.
The annual yearbook for Cottey, welcomes all interested students. Students may work in several areas, including photography, journalism, and graphic design.
A service-oriented organization which is affiliated with the local Rotary Club. Members become involved both on campus and in the surrounding communities. One of their projects is Quad-C Week (Cottey College Community Chest), a week of entertaining fundraisers by the entire campus for philanthropic projects.
An organization to provide an opportunity for students to form a supportive group for one another and help each other navigate resources on and off campus. It is a safe space to discuss topics such as disabilities, mental illness, and general wellness.
CSC is composed of all second-year or sophomore class students. An executive board organizes traditions to share bonds and Cottey history.
Sigma Kappa Delta (SKD)
The national English honorary society, publishes The Image Tree (the campus literary magazine) and sponsors speakers and events for the campus. Cottey’s chapter was the first in the nation to be formed.
Societies and Inter-Society
Just like the sorting at Hogwarts, in September, all new students are sorted into one of four societies. If a previous member of your family has attended Cottey, you can choose to be placed into her society. They host a variety of fun and interesting campus events. Inter-Society oversees the four societies. Inter-Society also organizes such campus traditions as Signing of the Cottey Book, Formal Drawing, and the Hanging of the Greens.
Student Activities Committee (SAC)
Plans, promotes, and produces performances by popular musicians, comedians, bands, jugglers, magicians, hypnotists, etc. Other events may include study breaks, dances, grocery BINGO, and various types of free programming. Events are free to all Cottey students and employees.
Students Against a Vanishing Environment (SAVE)
Members share a passion for environmental concerns. SAVE often initiates campus and community awareness and action programs to help preserve and protect our environment. Members are responsible for the student-run, staff-supported campus recycling program.
Student Pond Investigation (SPI)
The neighborhood watch and defense organization.
Third-Year Class is comprised of all third-year or junior students.
True Beauty Fashion Club
Helps students develop skills and knowledge about fashion and beauty. Members will understand how fashion and beauty impact our daily lives and beliefs.
Student Government Association (SGA)
The official voice of the student body. Through SGA, students participate in campus government, the management of student activities, and student discipline.