Student Organizations

Catch the Spirit! Involvement in student organizations provides opportunities to explore areas of interest, meet new friends, and build a resume for success.

In addition to athletics and performance groups, UW-BSC offers a variety of student clubs and organizations for those interested in making the most of their college experience. Interested in starting your own club? Stop by the SGA office and request the Club Start-up paperwork. It's easy!

Archaeology Club

The Archaeology Club is devoted to learning more about the field of archeology/anthropology.

Advisor: George Christiansen

Athletics

See the Intercollegiate Sports pages for information about participating on our athletic teams.

Business Club

The Business Club is devoted to learning more about the field of business through extracurricular means.

Advisor: Musa Ayar

Boo-U Paranormal Society (BUPS)

The purpose of BUPS is to objectively investigate, using scientific methodology, alleged paranormal activity through respect, truth and integrity. The club is comprised of people with the goal to study and research paranormal events to gain a better understanding of their nature and causes. The group does not provide consulting services or any reports claiming an expert opinion.

Advisor: TBD

Chess Club

Chess Club brings chess playing opportunities to the campus in a friendly and educational setting.

Advisor: Marc Boucher

Computer Science Club

Computer Science Club is devoted to learning how to make programs with different computer languages.

Advisor: Kirthi Premadasa

Dance Team

The Dance Team performs during men’s basketball home games and has previously competed in state and national competitions. The team is open to all students who are interested in dance and willing to attended practices and performances.

Advisor: Kallie Schultz

Disc Golf Club

The purpose of the Disc Golf club is to allow individuals with an interest in the sport of Disc Golf an opportunity to learn more about the specific rules and to meet new players in the area as well as out of the area in competitive and non-competitive settings at the Baraboo course or travel to other courses sponsoring tournaments and also to raise funds to fix up and maintain the campus Disc Golf Course.

Advisor: Marc Seals

Film Club

Film Club is open for to all students who appreciate and enjoy film and movies. It allows those with an interest to expand their knowledge, and it provides a forum for film-makers to practice their art.

Advisor: Frances Auld

Fitness Club

The purpose of this club is to help people get motivated/stay in shape. We will help people learn proper techniques as well as introduce new workouts to target their goals. We will also have help available for nutrition facts, meal breakdowns, and workout plans.

Advisor: Matt Fencl

Gaming Club

The Gaming Club gathers to play tabletop RPGs and other games.

Advisor: Mike Jacobs

Green/STEM Club

The Green /STEM Club is active in increasing awareness of environmental sustainability and stewardship. The Club to provide lectures and films focused on sustainability. As well as promoting an understanding of careers in the Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics disciplines.

Advisor: Tom Neal

Hockey Club

The Hockey Club presents students with the opportunity to learn the game of hockey and participate in a fun environment among colleagues.

Advisor: Marc Boucher

Multicultural Club

The mission of this club is to provide a forum for all multicultural students to express and share their cultures and enhance their experience at UW-Baraboo/Sauk County, and to support the academic success of multicultural students.

Advisor: Annette Kuhlman

Music Groups

Visit the Music pages for information on how to join our music performance ensembles.

The Navigators

“Go into all the world and proclaim the gospel to the whole creation” Mark 16:15. Membership is open to anyone who would like to come. This group participates in various community services projects as well as bible study for those who choose to attend.

Advisor: Marc Seals

Outdoor Adventure and Recreation Club

OAR plans a wide range of socia, physical, l and educational activities primarily taking place in the outdoor environment.  Some examples of events include hiking, downhill and cross-country skiing, rock climbing, hot air ballooning, camping, kayaking and white water rafting.Voting membership is open to current students, but club trips and activities also regularily include faculty, staff, and former students (UW-BSC Alumni). Advisor: David Armstrong

Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society

Phi Theta Kappa is an internationally-recognized Honor Society that acknowledges academic achievement, leadership and service. Phi Theta Kappa membership is the highest academic honor students can receive at a two-year college. Membership is open to UW-B/SC students who have earned at least 12 credits, a minimum GPA of 3.5 and a record of good citizenship.

Advisor: Marc Boucher

Pride

The mission of P.R.I.D.E. club is primarily to educate and advocate for diversity issues. Our organization strives to provide a safe space for individuals of any race, ethnicity, religion, ability, sexuality, and gender.

Advisors: Lauren Love

PUBlications Club

PUB Club is committed to promoting publications on campus. 

Advisor: Kelly Dwyer

Rotaract

Rotaract is a service organization and our goal is to provide opportunities to foster leadership and promote responsible citizenship while serving our community and beyond.  Our efforts begin at the local level by addressing physical and social needs and extend to the larger global community. Students interested in meeting other service-minded individuals and community leaders and developing professional and leadership skills are encouraged to join. Rotaract is affiliated with the Rotary Club of Baraboo and Rotary International.  New members are welcome at any time.

Advisor: Claire Reinke

Scotland Club

The purpose of the Experience Scotland Club will be to provide students planning to participate in the Experience Scotland study abroad program with information, support, and the opportunity to fundraise for the many necessary costs.

Advisor: Mike Jacobs

Spirit Lake Review

Spirit Lake Review, the annual campus literary magazine, was founded in 2004. Spirit Lake Review publishes fiction, poetry, creative nonfiction, and art by UW-BSC students and by community members. The magazine is distributed locally and stocked on campus as well as at The Village Booksmith and the Coffee Bean in Baraboo. Circulation of the magazine and contributors’ readings give students opportunities to share their talents with a wide audience.

Editors: The Spirit Lake Review editors enroll in English 205: Literary Magazines (AP/EL), a 3-credit course that meets Wednesday evenings in the Spring. Editors gain practical knowledge in literary magazine production work and learn what they love about language and literature. Publishing responsibilities range from selection of pieces to final proofreading. The editorial staff handles every aspect of layout. The English 205 instructor serves as faculty advisor to the magazine’s all-student editorial staff.



The class is stimulating, rewarding, and fun. Students really appreciate the fac that when the semester is over, they have produced something tangible: a top-notch college literary magazine.  

Support & Submissions
: Printing of the magazine is possible due to generous support from Capital Newspapers. The creativity is generously provided by the students and community members who contribute! 
For more information, contact advisor Kelly Dwyer

Spirit Lake Review Blog
Spirit Lake Review Facebook Page

Advisor: Kelly Dwyer

Student Government Association

Student Government Association (SGA) is the official representative and legislative group on campus. SGA works with the faculty, staff and students on a wide range of campus-specific and system-wide issues. SGA also helps develop the annual segregated fee budget, which funds all co-curricular activities, including varsity athletics and all other recognized student clubs. You don’t have to be an elected member of SGA to participate in SGA meetings and activities.

SGA elections are held in the spring for the following academic year's President, Constitution and Elections Chair, and two Student Senators. In the fall, the remaining six seats are elected. You don't have to be an elected member of SGA to participate in SGA meetings or activities.

Student Governance Council: Students also have a voice in UW Colleges institutional governance. The Student Governance Council (SGC) elects three representatives and three alternates who sit on the statewide UW Colleges Senate.

SGC officers for 2013-14:

President: Alex Roberts / UW Waukesha
Vice President:  Cole Harder / UW Marathon
Financial Director: Duel Harmon / UW-Marathon
Executive Director: Hannah Wirhanowicz / UW Marinette
Advisor: Kimberly Valenza / UW-Marshfield

SGC Information

Advisor: Teresa Pleger

Theatre

See the Theatre page for information on how to get involved in our productions.

UW-BSC Ambassadors

The Student Ambassadors Program allows students to serve the campus by acting as host for visitors, student body representatives at various functions and group leaders during freshman orientation. Through their service to the campus, UW-BSC Ambassadors have valuable opportunities to build communication and leadership skills.

Advisor: Kallie Schultz

UW-BSC Student Veterans Organization

The Veteran’s Club provides leadership opportunities for its members on campus and in the community through organizing and conducting events as well as providing fellowship opportunities with other veterans.

Advisor: Steve Paske

Vintage Spirits

Vintage Spirits is an organization of returning adult students and others who share their concerns – being married, having children, or other life circumstances which have resulted in not following a “traditional” educational path. Vintage Spirits offers support, as well as a chance to meet other students. In addition, programs are offered in such areas as financial aid, wellness, study skills, time management and career development.

Advisor: Bobbie Boettcher

Young Americans for Liberty

To protect civil liberties and restore power to the U.S. Constitution. We seek to educate students on political decisions, constitutionality, and the rule of law. President: Eric Shimpach

Advisor: Jesse Arias