Student-Run Organizations

Best Buddies: This group is focused on enhancing the lives of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities by providing opportunities for lifelong friendships. Students are paired up with a “buddy” and form relationships through socializing and interacting in group and individual outings.

Campus Ambassadors: This group is dedicated to changing the lives of those in poverty through supporting and advocating Opportunity International, a microfinance organization that gives loans and financial support to those struggling in third world countries.

Circle K: This group is comprised of student leaders with a lifelong commitment to service. It exists to meet the personal needs of the individual student through the qualities of leadership, the rewards of service, and the unique spirit of friendship.

Colleges Against Cancer: This student organization is a nationwide collaboration of college students, faculty, and staff dedicated to eliminating cancer by initiating and supporting programs of the American Cancer Society. This group helps coordinate the annual Relay for Life event held in the spring.

Dance Marathon: This group organizes a 13.1 hour standing marathon to raise funds for Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin. The leaders of this organization recruit participants called “dancers” to be involved in fundraising and then, celebrate at the big event.

Discoveries International: This group works to promote Fair trade and aims to help producers in developing countries make better trading conditions and promote sustainability.  They run a non-profit store operated by SNC international business majors that is dedicated to importing fair trade products and reinvesting all proceeds into developing countries.

Environmental Club: This club is an organization for anyone who would like to take part in helping to create a cleaner and more sustainable earth. They do a variety of service projects to increase advocacy and make our world a cleaner place to live.

Habitat for Humanity: This group builds homes and raises money to support Habitat for Humanity International. The SNC chapter organizes the Shack-A-Thon, an overnight, outdoor event, in the fall to raise awareness along with other service projects and events.

Knights Against Trafficking: This group works to fight against injustice and oppression in the world through fundraising and participating in activities in order to spread awareness about human rights abuses, specifically regarding trafficking.

Knitting Knights: This group strives to bring students together who share a common interest in needlework crafts and use their knowledge and appreciation for the crafts to aid the underprivileged citizens in our community.

Optimist Club: This organization provides hope and a positive vision to bring out the best in kids. Optimist International is an association of more than 2,900 Optimist Clubs around the world. They do fun programs and projects for kids including helping with the annual Tank School carnival.

Oxfam America: This local chapter of the international poverty organization works to create lasting solutions to poverty, hunger and social injustice. They plan awareness initiatives and programs to educate others.

SNC Community Garden: This initiative is an organic garden in our campus community coordinated by residents of one of the service theme houses. The produce grown in the garden is donated to local food pantries.

SNC Sports Ministry: This group provides opportunities to serve others while engaging in sports activities. Students share their gifts in the service of others and develop as leaders while enhancing their personal wellness on physical, social, emotional and spiritual levels.

SWEA (Student Wisconsin Educators Association): This group works to create meaningful learning opportunities for pre-service teachers, to generate a chance for future educators to grow outside of the classroom, and to develop a broader understanding of what it means to be a teacher. They work with a local school to provide pen pals for the children and SNC pre-service teachers to interact.

TRIPS: This program gives students the opportunity to put into action their values, convictions, and religious beliefs through service trips. Service and reflection can be a medium for personal growth and life changing experiences. There are 17 trips focused on a variety of social issues in domestic and international locations.

Wishmakers on Campus: This organization works through the Make-A-Wish foundation to raise money and grant a wish to a child in Wisconsin with a life-threatening medical condition.

Zambia Project: This group has a mission to provide hope through education for Zambia’s most vulnerable children. They raise money for the Zambia Open Community Schools (ZOCS), which provides basic education to children who would not otherwise have an opportunity to go to school.

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