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.

Campus Life

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Between intramural sports, club meetings, and student life events, there is always something happening at Cowley College! Keep up with Campus Life through our Instagram account!

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  • 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

Campus Life Events At Cowley

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

Dorm Storm

8:00 am - 2:00 pm
Nelson Student Center

Free Swim at Paris Park Pool

2:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Paris Park Pool

Big Day Orientation

8:00 am - 2:00 pm
Brown Center

Club and Activities Fair

6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Wright Room in the Brown Center

Hypnotist Performance- David Anthony

7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Brown Center


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.



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.
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Nick Albrecht
Club Sponsor

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

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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 Art Club meets weekly on Tuesday at 2:30 pm in the Kerr Tech Building


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

Office: NSC 211A



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.

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Dianne Flickinger
Club Sponsor

Office: NSC 106


CQB meets twice a week on Monday and Wednesday at 4:30pm in the Underground



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
Club Sponsor

Office: Galle-Johnson 303 A


The Trap Club meets weekly on Sunday at 4:00pm


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

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.

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Office: Webb-Brown 106 B


DECA meets every Wednesday at 12:00pm


Gaming Club

The Cowley Gaming Club will meet weekly to connect gamers with similar interests. The club will participate in fundraising activities and tournaments. They will meet weekly on Fridays from 6:00-10:00 PM at the Sumner Campus Technology and Innovation Center.

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David Hays
Club Sponsor

Office: Sumner Campus Tech Center Room 104

Phone: 620-441-6559

Generation One

The First-Generation Student Club celebrates the strength and resilience of first-generation college students. At Generation One, we’re all about turning dreams into reality and forging our own paths. Here, you’ll find access to resources, mentorship, workshops, community, social events, and more, all designed to highlight your success as a first-gen student.

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Club Sponsors
Roxanna James, Katie Ryberg, and Greg Butler

Office: The Underground, Nelson Student Center


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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.
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Alie Raga
Club Sponsor

Office: NSC 203


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.

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AJ Ybarra
Club Sponsor

Arkansas City Campus:

  • Sponsors: AJ Ybarra and Braidon Hughes
  • Meetings: Math and Science Club meets the 1st Monday of the month at 2:00 PM in Galle-Johnson 302.
  • New members are always welcome, just come to a meeting and we'll sign you up.

Mulvane Campus:

  • Sponsor: Uwe Conrad
  • Meetings: Math and Science Club meets the 2nd and 4th Wednesday's of each month from 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM in Room 128.
  • 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
Meg Smith — Club Sponsor

Office: Brown Center 206


Media Club Meetings are held in the Brown Center, Room 204

  • Meeting are held at 12:00 PM on Wednesdays.
  • Upcoming meeting dates to be announced.

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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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Janet Clasen
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.


Janet Clasen
Arkansas City PTK Chapter Advisor

Julianna Smarsh
Mulvane/Wellington PTK Chapter Advisor

Meetings are held every last Wednesday of the month at 6:00 PM.



SkillsUSA is America’s proud champion of the skilled trades. We’re a student-led partnership of education and industry that’s building the future skilled workforce our nation depends on with graduates who are career ready, day one.

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Delayne Dale
Club Sponsor

The SkillsUSA Advantage

A 2023 report from the Student Research Foundation shows that SkillsUSA members consistently outperform their peers not enrolled in a career and technical student organization (CTSO) in seven essential areas:

1. Earning a license or certification related to their field of study

2. Meeting potential employers

3. Being excited about their chosen career

4. Gaining work experience as a student

5. Understanding the work environment

6. Being excited about school

7. Connecting school to the real world


Among the 27,000 high school students surveyed, this “SkillsUSA Advantage” holds true regardless of gender, race/ethnicity or socioeconomic status. SkillsUSA students also report greater access to expanded opportunities and dramatically improved career-readiness skills.

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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
Abby Morris- Club Sponsor

Office: Galle-Johnson 201 B



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

Voices Heard meetings are once a month after the Student Senate meetings at 6:30 PM.