Clubs & Activities

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Our Students GO ALL IN…

At Cowley you aren't just gaining knowledge. You are gaining experiences!

We give students opportunities to cut loose, get involved, and above all MAKE A DIFFERENCE. With nearly 20 clubs and even more activities Cowley offers a little something for everyone.

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Campus Life

  • Student groups, clubs & organizations
  • Growing international population
  • Free tickets to campus performances
  • Time-honored traditions of Free Movie Night, Hypnotist, Glow-in-the-Dark Easter Egg Hunt, and End-of-the-Year Bash
  • Local eateries close to campus
  • Nelson Student Center - “The Jungle” featuring the Tiger Deli, game room & study booths
  • Co-ed intramurals
  • Varsity athletics

Student Clubs

Click the links below to learn more about each individual club.


Academic Civic Engagement through Service
The ACES Program involves active participants in the local community, selflessly giving of our time and talents. We are not just volunteers, but students with a unique opportunity to challenge ourselves outside the realm of academia. Connections are made (through reflection logs, journals, class presentations, meeting with instructors and meetings with other students) between classroom work and work in service. We also take an active role in teaching others—in our classes, in our friendships and in our communities.


James Fry
Club Sponsor

Mission Statement

We are dedicated to helping you get the most out of your education. Our program emphasizes learning through life experience, providing you with the opportunity to test the skills you are learning outside the classroom setting. At the same time you will be providing an invaluable service to your community.

ACT One Drama Club

An important part of the theatre program is the Act One drama club. The club began in 1988 and offers the campus many fun activities. Act One members produce two productions each year.
theatre student singing on stage
Nick Albrect
Club Sponsor

Director of Theatre

Office: Brown Center #212


Art & Design Club

Members experience art appreciation through a variety of field trips and special events.

"If you could say it in words, there would be no reason to paint." — Edward Hopper

Etzanoa mural
Contact the Art Club
Club Sponsors
Mark Flickinger

Office: Brown Center #108 & Kerr Technology Building #108
Phone: 620.441.5255

Mark Dykes

Office: Kerr Technology 104A
Phone: 620.441.5266


The Cowley College Student Senate, known as CCSS, is the governing organization for Cowley College students. Any student (full or part-time) is welcome to be a member of CCSS.

The purpose of CCSS is to promote the interests of students to various councils, the administration, and other groups. CCSS supports extracurricular activities, student organizations and special events that promote mental and physical wellness and growth opportunities for a diverse student population.


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Club Sponsor

Student Senate Meetings
Join us to learn about upcoming events and share events happening in your clubs! All meetings are held at 11:00 AM in the McAtee Dining Center, President’s Dining Room.

Phone: 620-441-5290

CCSS Elections

For those wishing to participate in the CCSS election, one must complete and return the Student Senate Seat Application and the Declaration of Intent prior to March 1 to the Office of Student Life.

Starting a New Club or Organization
If you are interested in starting a new club or organization, click here for the application form.

Collegiate Quiz Bowl

This student activity was incorporated by the Kansas State Department of Education to showcase quality teaching and learning at the community college level.

In the fall and spring semesters, students participate in scrimmages and regional and state competitions with other community colleges in Kansas. At the state competition, student teams have the opportunity to win from $400 to $800.

Since no individual is an expert in all subject areas, this is a collaborative team effort.


Collegiate Quiz Bowl
Dianne Flickinger
Club Sponsor

Click here to apply for a CQB Scholarship

Cowley Hope Squad

Peer to Peer Suicide Prevention Program
Cowley College is the FIRST Hope Squad in Kansas! Hope Squad members at Cowley volunteer for the program and meet regularly to make a difference on campus and in the community. Hope Squad members will learn about mental health crisis, how to identify signs of crisis, and how to refer others to assistance.



Benefits include increased connectedness, positive school culture, inclusion, increased school safety and suicide prevention.

For more information email or visit

Cowley Trap Club

Membership allows students to participate in a Collegiate Trap Shooting League. Potential opportunities for additional intercollegiate competition including conference and national championships may be available. This is a must join for students with a passion for shooting sports. Club Rules; Safety, Fun and Competitive.


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Brooke Istas

Creative Claws

Cowley College encourages students to develop their creative writing skills as a form of self-expression and a means of communicating emotions, ideas, history, and perception of the world and the human condition. Creative Claws is an avenue for writers at the college to showcase their works through Writers' Corner and Mile Marker Review. The club has grown as the creative writing program has grown, and now the club also sponsors events, contests, and Mile Marker Review, an online journal.


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Contact Creative Claws
Club Sponsors

Club Meetings

Creative Claws meets a couple of times a month. Contact a sponsor or officer for more information.
Club activities are also held at the Mulvane Campus.

Creative Claws Events 

Film Night
Writers' Corner
Writing Trips
Conferences & Author Trips
Life: Through Word and Lens

Ark City Campus:
Abigail Green
Humanities Instructor
Phone: 620.441.5254

Mulvane Center:
Ryan Doom
Humanities Instructor
Phone: 620.441.5306

Collegiate DECA

Collegiate DECA (Cowley Chapter)
is a business organization open to any student preparing for careers in business and business-related fields or an interest in business. Specifically, Finance and Accounting, Marketing and Communications, Entrepreneurship, Hospitality and Tourism, Business Management and Administration.


Logo for the Cowley College Chapter of Collegiate DECA
Sarah Mathews
Club Sponsor
Mission Statement:

DECA prepares emerging leaders and entrepreneurs in marketing, finance, hospitality and management in high schools and colleges around the globe.


Has life been sending you a few curveballs lately?

Has school got you stressed out and you need a break?

Perhaps you are in need of a little fellowship…

We have just what you need!

We meet Monday nights at 9:00pm in Galle-Johnson Hall Room 101 (in the basement).

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Janet Davidson
Club Sponsor
“The Fellowship of Christian Athletes is touching millions of lives... one heart at a time. Since 1954, the Fellowship of Christian Athletes has been challenging coaches and athletes on the professional, college, high school, junior high and youth levels to use the powerful medium of athletics to impact the world for Jesus Christ. FCA is the largest Christian sports organization in America. FCA focuses on serving local communities by equipping, empowering and encouraging people to make a difference for Christ.” Click here for more details about the Fellowship of Christian Athletes on their website.

Golf Club

Cowley College Golf Club
Dr. Thomas Weaver
Club Sponsor

Meet in the Jungle
Contact Dr. Thomas Weaver for more info
620-441-5562  |

International Student Organization

The International Student Organization is here to create a cultural exchange between all Cowley College students. We have a good time together while helping share ideas and concerns that being away from home may bring. Any student is welcome to ISO and we look forward to meeting you.
International Student Organization logo
Alie Raga
Club Sponsor


Amy McWhirt

Ruy Vaz

Math & Science Club

The Math and Science Club of Cowley College will seek to promote student interest in the disciplines of mathematics and science and to enrich learning opportunities in mathematics and science throughout the college and community through extra curricular activities.


annual Pi Day event
AJ Ybarra
Club Sponsor


Arkansas City Campus:
  • Sponsors: AJ Ybarra and Braidon Hughes
  • Meetings: Math and Science club will meet the 1st Monday of the month at 2:00 pm in GJ302
  • New members are always welcome, just come to a meeting and we'll sign you up.
  • Officers: TBD
Mulvane Campus:
  • Sponsors: Uwe Conrad
  • Meetings: Math and Science club will meet the 2nd and 4th Wednesday's of each month from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. in Room 128
  • Officers: TBD
  • New members are always welcome, just come to a meeting and we'll sign you up.

Membership Application

Media Club

Cowley College encourages students to develop their creative writing skills as a form of self-expression and a means of communicating emotions, ideas, history, and perception of the world and the human condition.

Media Club is the college recognition and fundraising club for students interested in media at the college.  The club is in a ready-for-change stage where it is time to sponsor more activities and gain more recognition on campus. It is primarily made up of newspaper and newscast students, but is open to all.

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Contact the Media Club
Club Sponsor
Media Club Meetings are held in the Brown Center, Room 204
  • Meeting are held at 1:00 pm.
  • Upcoming meeting dates to be announced.
Associated sites and social media pages


National Association for Music Educators
We help prepare music education students for their future as educators. Being members of this organization will help them in their transition to the next institution they attend by meeting with other music education students around the state of Kansas before transitioning to a university. Student members attend the KCOMTEP & KMEA conference where they are able to network with other students, faculty and presenters to experience new techniques and best practices to be used in the classroom.
Cowley College music students in group photo
Lindsay Allen
Club Sponsor

Look for our music opportunities for an opportunity to learn more.


Lindsay Allen
Director of Vocal Music

Phi Theta Kappa

Join Phi Theta Kappa, Honor Society of Cowley College!
Be rewarded for your academic achievement with exclusive scholarships, professional development and benefits.


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Deborah Layton
Club Sponsor
The Mission

"The Purpose of Phi Theta Kappa shall be to recognize and encourage scholarship among two-year college students. To achieve this purpose, Phi Theta Kappa shall provide opportunity for the development of leadership nd service, for an intellectual climate for exchange of ideas and ideals, for lively fellowship for scholars, and for stimulation of interest in continuing academic excellence."


Deborah Layton
Humanities Instructor, Arkansas City

Julianna Smarsh
Mulvane/Wellington Advisor

Janet Davidson
Arkansas City Advisor

Voices Heard

Voices Heard embraces the differences that each one of its members, and the Cowley community, identify with. The club also guides its members to appreciate and understand the uniqueness of others while embracing diversity.


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Contact Voices Heard
Club Sponsors

Encourage collaboration in creating an environment, college experience, and sense of belonging that is worth celebrating.

What's Happening At Cowley

There is something fun to do for everyone! Get involved in some of these upcoming student live events.

Guys and Dolls

7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Robert Brown Theatre

Guys and Dolls

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Robert Brown Theatre

Men's Basketball Team Camp

All Day
William S. Scott Auditorium and Gymnasium

Cowley Tigers Basketball Camp

9:30 am - 12:00 pm
William S. Scott Auditorium and Gymnasium

Board of Trustees Meeting

6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
President's Dining Room