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Brian Skinner ’12

Clubs and Organizations

With more than 50 clubs and organizations on campus, your opportunities to participate in the life of campus are limited only by your imagination.

American Guild of Organists
Contact person: Roseann Penner Kaufman
A professional organization serving the organ and choral music fields. The group travels to organ recitals, sponsors a mini-pipe organ encounter to get youth interested in playing and attends the National Organization of the American Guild of Organists.
Amnesty International
Contact person: Merle Schlabaugh
A community-based chapter of AI open to students, faculty, staff and community members. Activities include writing letters to government officials of various countries protesting violations of human rights.
YAWP! is Bethel College’s online student-run creative journal with features in creative writing, visual art, music, videos, and other creative media. YAWP! accepts original entries from Bethel College students, faculty, staff, and alumni.
Bethel College-Kansas Association of Nursing Students
Contact person: Geraldine Tyrell
BC-KANS seeks to promote service projects, social change in nursing issues and develop professionalism.
Climbing Club
Climbing Club sponsors rock climbing trips, and is also open to mountaineering and backpacking trips.
Clio (history club)
Contact person: Mark Jantzen
Bethel’s history club, which meets monthly, open to anyone interested or inspired by the muse of history
The Collegian
Contact person: Christine Crouse-Dick
The Bethel Collegian is the student-run, free, bi-weekly newspaper that covers campus events, personalities and issues. The Collegian welcomes writers and photographers from across campus and all perspectives to participate in The Collegian’s production.
Collegiate Music Educators National Conference (CMENC)
Contact person: Karen Schlabaugh
Open to all upper-class students planning to teach music
Culture Shock
Open to all students with an interest in international student issues
Environmental Action Club
Contact person: Jon Piper
Promotes ecology and seeks to increase awareness of how to preserve the earth’s resources
Fellowship of Christian Athletes
Contact person: Lonnie Isaac
Provides athletes and all students bi-weekly opportunities for fellowship, food and fun
Gay/Straight Alliance
Contact person: Nathan Bartel
German Club
Contact person: Merle Schlabaugh
Promotes German culture and language on campus. Anyone interested in learning about Germany or speaking German is welcome.
Humans vs. Zombies (HvZ)
Contact person: Toby Tyner
This club is dedicated to promoting and organizing the 24/7 moderated tag game Humans vs. Zombies, which promotes cooperation, tactics and paranoid fun.
Contact person: Lonnie Isaac
Throughout the year, intramural sports offers students many different opportunities to participate in everything from tennis and ping-pong to flag football and 5-on-5 basketball.
International Association of Jazz Educators
Contact person: Jim Pisano
A student organization that initiates programs to promote an understanding of jazz and provide assistance to educators
KBCU-FM 88.1
Contact person: Tim Buller
Anyone on campus is invited to participate in helping the staff to operate Bethel’s radio station. Tune in to student produced programming on your radio or online.
Math Club
Open to all students interested in mathematics
Metaphysical Club (philosophy)
Contact person: Paul Lewis
Open to anyone with a casual or an academic interest in philosophy, the Metaphysical Club is a chance to think together about a wide range of topics, issues, practices, customs and perspectives.
Multicultural Student Union
Contact person: Caleb Lázaro
Sponsors a number of social and educational events, with membership open to all members of the student body who have an interest in minority student issues
Pi Kappa Delta (forensics)
Contact person: John McCabe-Juhnke
National honorary forensics society. All forensics students are encouraged to join.
Pre-Health Professions Club
Contact person: Dwight Krehbiel
Open to all students interested in a health-related career
Pre-Law Club
Contact person: Mark Jantzen
Open to all students interested in studying law
Psychology Colloquium
Contact person: Paul Lewis
To disseminate knowledge of current research, practice, etc., and offer a forum for the discussion of such
Quidditch Club
Muggle Quidditch is based off a fictional sport made famous by J.K. Rowling. Over the school year, the club gathers a couple times a month to compete in matches. Bring brooms, sweepers or your Nimbus 2000. All ages welcome; no experience necessary.
Service Corps
Contact person: Peter Goerzen
This campus club is involved in local and state emergency disaster clean-up, low-income housing rehabilitation and other volunteer service programs. Each year, this student-led group makes a difference in our community and in our world.
Spanish Club
A club that meets once a week to discuss Spanish language, food and culture. Special events include a booth at Fall Festival and preparing Spanish themed meals to enjoy together.
Student Activities Committee (SAC)
Contact person: Brittney Roden
Creative – crazy – fun! You can join in planned activities every weekend at Bethel. SAC is the campus organization responsible for providing interesting and entertaining events for students. This committee is composed of 10-15 students and a staff advisor, and is funded through student fees. In the past, SAC has sponsored anything from free tickets to local professional sporting events to trips to unique restaurants in the area. SAC regularly promotes on-campus concerts, coffeehouses and dances.
Student Alumni Association (SAA)
Contact person: Dave Linscheid
A leadership organization that builds relations with students and alumni to promote communication regarding careers and lifestyle decisions
Student Senate
Senate is the student government on campus, made up of representatives from every class as well as non-traditional students and other campus organizations. Senate is responsible for allocating funds to student clubs, organizing activities and advocating student rights on campus.
Students for Social Change
Contact person: Gary Flory
This group is concerned with peace and social justice, which seeks to examine and act on world problems on the micro and macro levels.
Student Social Work Organization
Contact person: Ada Schmidt-Tieszen
Open to all interested in social work and related topics. Members attend the state social work conference and do service projects for local service agencies.
The Thresher Yearbook
The Bethel yearbook, The Thresher, is open to journalism students and anyone with writing or photography experience.
Ultimate Club
Open to anyone interested in playing the Frisbee game, ULTIMATE!
Wichita Black Nurses Association
This is a student sub-committee of a local organization. It is dedicated to providing education, mentorship, empowerment and scholarships to nursing students.