Why Get Involved?

When you get involved in one of our clubs or organizations, you will do more than just have fun and make new friends. You will build valuable skills in areas of leadership, communication and teamwork– skills that employers and transfer colleges are looking for!  Don’t miss out on the opportunity to graduate with more than a degree. With more than 40+ clubs and organizations active each year, SWIC has something for everyone.

Visit the College Activities Office today to discover all Student Life has to offer.

Active Clubs and Organizations

  • Academic and Pre-Professional Groups
  • Cultural and Ethnic Clubs
  • Faith-Based Clubs
  • Honors Societies
  • Literary and Performing Arts Clubs
  • Service-Oriented Clubs
  • Social and Special Interest Clubs
  • Student Life Services Programs

Academic and Pre-Professional

Association of Information Technology Professionals (A.I.T.P)

A.I.T.P. offers students an opportunity to broaden their knowledge of and to foster a better understanding of the role of computers in business.

Sponsor: Lawrence Appelbaum

Culinary Arts Club

The Culinary Arts Club encourages professionalism, unity and sociability among students enrolled in the Culinary Arts and Food Management program at SWIC.

Sponsor: Chef Tom Noonan, CEC

History Club

The History Club was formed to allow students to experience history in ways that a classroom cannot offer. We pursue events and places that bring history to life and allow for a better understanding of what occurred and why it is important to us.

Sponsor: Mark Yearian

Horticulture Club

This club provides horticultural leadership, helps beautify the campuses, maintains outdoor horticultural land laboratories and sponsors speakers and field trips in the horticultural field.

Sponsor: Heidi Clark

Intercollegiate Studies Institute

Intercollegiate Studies Institute shares a vision for creating an intellectually diverse environment on campus.

Sponsor: William McCarter

Model United Nations

Model United Nations simulates the operation of the United Nations by having students take on the roles of member countries.

*currently seeking a sponsor

For more information, contact College Activities at 618-235-2700, ext. 5324

Phi Beta Lambda (FBLA-PBL Inc.)

Phi Beta Lambda is a dynamic organization of students preparing for success as leaders in business, government and communities. Our mission is to bring business and education together in a positive working relationship through innovative leadership and career development programs.

Sponsor: Tina Dierkes

Physical Therapist Assistant Club

The purpose of the PTAC is to encourage unity among its members through professional and social activities and to educate the community regarding physical therapy.

Sponsor: Robert Lutz

Progressive Radiographers Organization

This organization encourages professionalism, unity and sociability among students enrolled in the Radiology program at SWIC.

Sponsor: Julie Ostrowski

Respiratory Care Student Association

The Respiratory Care Student Association promotes the success of students pursuing a career in respiratory therapy.

Sponsor: Diane Dodd

Running Start Club

Running Start Club promotes the success of Running Start students in their college career.

Sponsor: Jane Sparks

Sign Language Club

The Sign Language Club promotes the success of students pursuing a career in interpreting. Offers students the opportunity to learn more about the deaf community, improve interpreter skills and share information and resources.

Sponsor: Greg Petersen

Skills USA Team (Sam Wolf Granite City Campus)

The Skills USA Team is open to all students enrolled in classes with vocational, trade, industrial, technical, health and personal and public service objectives.

Sponsor: Kevin Corgan

Student Nurses Association

Students in the Nursing Education program may join the Student Nurses Association, affiliated with the Illinois Nursing Association, Tenth District.

Sponsor: Kim Keel

Sponsor: Jane Ohl

Cultural & Ethnic Clubs

Black Affairs Council (BAC)

The Black Affairs Council encourages the education and enhanced cultural awareness of all students in the community college district.

Sponsor: LaTesha Rodgers

LATTE (Ladies Achieving Their True Excellence)

LATTE provides positive role models and community engagement opportunities for young women.

Sponsor: Keiasha Ford

MOCA (Men of Character and Ambition)

MOCA provides networking and engagement opportunities for young men.

currently seeking a sponsor

For more information, contact College Activities at 618-235-2700, ext. 5324

Faith-Based Clubs


A national non-denominational Christian organization.

Sponsor: Margaret Watson

Fellowship of Christian Athletes

An interdenominational Christian sports ministry for student athletes and coaches.

Sponsor: Warren Thomas warren.thomas@swic.edu


Promotes Christianity on college campuses.

Sponsor: Nikki Hensley

Lutheran Student Fellowship

Promotes Christianity and the teachings of the Lutheran denomination.

Sponsor: Dennis Shannon

Newman Catholic Campus Ministry

The Newman Club is a Christian organization that meets to connect with students in a way that ignites their passion for God and challenges their thinking with the kind of fresh, relevant discipleship found nowhere else.

Sponsor: Winnie Kenney

Honors Societies

Phi Theta Kappa

A national honorary scholastic society. It promotes scholarship, develops character and cultivates fellowship among students in the community colleges of the United States.

Alpha Kappa Rho Chapter (Sam Wolf Granite City Campus)

Sponsor: Patricia Pou

Beta Iota Iota Chapter (Red Bud Campus)

Sponsor: Amy Brockman

Theta Epsilon Chapter (Belleville Campus)

Co-Sponsor: Christina Boyce

Co-Sponsor: Frank Buckingham

Literary & Performing Arts Clubs

Act Two Theatre Club

Act Two Theatre Club promotes the art of theatre with activities and productions.

Sponsor: Julie Willis

Blue Storm Pep Band

Brings school spirit with music at SWIC events.

Sponsor: Ed Jacobs

Head to Hand- Literary Magazine

Produces a website promoting the literary and other artistic efforts of SWIC students.

Sponsor:Azizat Danmole

Service-Oriented Clubs

Gay-Straight Alliance (Sam Wolf Granite City Campus)

Susan Bryant

Life Savers

Life Savers promotes positive lifestyles, decision-making skills and aids fellow students in crisis.

Sponsor: Lynne Schwartzhoff

Q & A (Queers and Allies) Belleville Campus

Promotes awareness and acceptance for all sexualities and gender identities.

Sponsor: Tracey Hayes

Student Veterans of America

Student Veterans of America promotes awareness of the issues facing veterans of the armed forces.

Sponsor: David Andrew

Social & Special Interest

Anime Club

Promotes the appreciation of anime and anime subculture.

Belleville Campus Sponsor: Denise Keller
denise.keller@swic.edu 618-641-5026

Sam Wolf Granite City Campus Sponsor: Kristen Hahn

Outdoor Adventure Club

Celebrates the joys of living life outdoors through group outings.

Sponsor: Barbara Hunter

Scribbling, Inc.

For student authors and poets looking to share and develop their work.

Sponsor: Teresa Farnam

Social Squad

For students who want to meet new people and make friends.

Sponsor: Angie Stewart-Brown

Video Game Club

Brings students together through the love of video games.

currently seeking a sponsor

For more information, contact College Activities at 618-235-2700, ext. 5324

Visual Arts Club

Enriches the cultural lives of students through art.

Sponsor: Dawn Blum

Student Life Programs & Partnerships

College Activities Program Board

The Program Board is a diverse group of students employed by the College Activities Office to help plan, promote and host educational and social activities district wide.

Contact the Director of Student Life, Amy Brockman at amy.brockman@swic.edu or visit the College Activities Office to pick up an application.

Blue Storm Radio

Student-run internet radio station. Hosts weekly SWIC Radio Café live broadcast from the Kamm Lounge during each semester. Follow us for club and organization event info at tunein.com/bluestorm.

Sponsor: Mac Chamblin

Eye of the Storm: Student Newspaper

Published once a month from October through May, the newspaper keeps students informed of campus events and activities, special interest stories and much more. Get your copy today!

Sponsor: Deb Sauerhage