Kent State Tuscarawas is proud to offer many opportunities for extracurricular involvement through student organizations. The purpose of student organizations is to offer opportunities for personal growth and professional development in future careers. These student-run organizations are a great way to meet new people and develop leadership and management skills – foundations that build a resume.
Student Government Association
Student Government Association (SGA) provides students with the opportunity to get involved on campus. While we do oversee some main events, the central function of SGA is to seek the improvement of student life on campus through engagement with the student body, listening to their suggestions and implementing their ideas to the best of our abiity. The president and vice president are chosen by election every March by the campus student body. Advisors: Jason Ruegsegger, 330-339-3391, ext. 47506 and Cherie Bronkar, 330-339-3391, ext. 47456.
A good imagination plays a key part in the success of the Kent State Tuscarawas Animation Imagineers (KTAI). The Animation Imagineers is an animation-based club that involves its members in the many aspects of computer and traditional animation. The club also helps to prepare students for jobs in their related field(s). They host speakers and sketch sessions and frequently travel abroad for field trips, educational retreats and on-location training. KTAI travels have included Columbus, Cleveland, Toronto and Orlando. The club participates in several fund-raising activities throughout the year to help make these events possible. Membership to KTAI is free and open to any student or faculty member of Kent State Tuscarawas, though participation in the club’s fund-raising activities is required. Advisor: Professor Turan Koptur.
Ars mundi Sodalicium (Performing Arts Society)
The purpose of Kent State University at Tuscarawas Performing Arts Society Ars Mundi Sodalicium is to increase interest, stimulate creativity, coordinate growth, foster respect and recognize excellence in all of the allied arts and crafts of live performance. Advisor: Mr. William Auld
Current Issues & Interdisciplinary Club (CIIP)
The CIIP Club seeks to provide its members with an interdisciplinary and multicultural forum in which its members can pursue their interests in current topics for public discourse. The CIIP Club hopes to augment intellectual perceptions; cultivate ethical and humanitarian convictions; and prepare its members to become informed, engaged and responsible citizens. Advisors: Dr. M. Karen Powers & Dr. Scott Keiller
Criminology & Justice Studies Club
The Criminology & Justice Studies Club promotes the discipline of Criminology and Justice Studies at Kent State Tuscarawas. The club provides students with an appropriate avenue to pursue interests in justice studies and gives them a forum to discuss relevant issues in the field. Club members must be declared Criminology and Justice Studies majors (AA or BA), minors or taking a class in the discipline. Membership dues are $5 per semester. Advisor: David Graff
The Cyber Club's purpose is the dissemination of knowledge of the theory and practice of all aspects of Interactive Digital Technology (IDT), computers, electronics, allied branches of engineering or related arts and sciences as well as the furtherance of the professional development of its members.
The Education club promotes the field of education by providing students with avenues to pursue interests and activities associated with educating children. The club provides students with a forum to discuss relevant issues in the education field. Students must be declared education majors or enrolled in education classes. Advisor: Ms. Lisa Brindley
Meeting Times: Mondays Noon -12:45 p.m. in Founders Hall room A204. Pizza is provided. Faculty Advisor: Dr. Nicole Willey firstname.lastname@example.org
Activities and Services
- Holiday Party
- Book reading/discussion group- The Road by Cormac McCarthy. This book is also featured reading in the English course: Dystopian Literature (Spring 2015).
- Attend a local play as a group function.
Flashfires is a literary magazine that is composed of student generated works. Students can submit short stories, essays, comics, poetry pieces, artwork, social commentary or quotes (original or well known) to be published. If you are interested in submitting to Flashfires, please contact Dr. Willey for more information. Word maximum: 1500. If you are interested in joining the staff, Contact Dr. Willey.
Institute of Electrical/Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
IEEE is a student chapter of an international organization rooted in the study of electronics and its numerous applications. IEEE sponsors many campus activities each year and takes advantage of field trips to augment their studies. Advisor: Chitra Rajagopal
Kent State Tuscarawas Lions Club
The Lions Club is the world’s largest volunteer service club organization. Our members contribute to the campus and community with assistance for children’s eyeglasses, food for seniors and other areas of need. Learn more by contacting campus President Adrian Jones, email@example.com Advisors: Waliah Poto and Misty Bailey
Pride Tuscarawas seeks to provide a safe and supportive environment for LGBT students as well as for heterosexual students who are supportive of equality for people of any sexual orientation. Additional goals of the club are to provide education to the public and to encourage open-mindedness rather than prejudice about sexual orientation. Advisor: Dr. Scott Keiller
The Psychology Club serves as an organization for likeminded students to share ideas and opinions among their peers. The goals of the club are to further understand human nature, foster discussions concerning current trends, and to facilitate a broader understand of psychology outside of the classroom. Advisor: Dr. Scott Keiller
Vision (formerly Salt and Light) is a Christian bible study and fellowship group. The group studies and applies Biblical principles to everyday life. Vision is also an active fellowship group with many social activities off campus. The group meets weekly for approximately one hour during the evening. Advisor: Sally Fadorsen
Society of Manufacturing Engineers
The purpose of the organization is to inspire students to pursue careers in manufacturing, to support students studying for a career in an engineering-related field and prepare students to participate in a global economy. The organization also coordinates and promotes activities, programs and fund-raising events which support the goals of the organization. Advisor: Dr. Vladimir Gurau
Student Nurses Association
Student Nurses Association (SNA) is an organization for nursing students. They focus on activities of a health related nature for the campus and the community. Some examples of their activities include sponsoring blood drives and food and clothing collections in our community. Advisor: Laurie Barcus
The Technology Club provides an environment that encourages creative thought and enhances knowledge in the world of technology. The club provides a forum for the discussion of common technological issues, computer solutions and provides for the exchange of ideas and experiences between the club members and the community. Advisors: Jonathan Van Fossen & Jeremy Bailey
Vet Tech Student Chapter
The VTSC promotes the field of veterinary technology on our college campus and in Tuscarawas county through education and community awareness. The club enhances knowledge and skills through continuing education programs. Students must be declared veterinary technology majors. Advisor: Maria Burkholder.
The Veterans Club assists military veterans with the transition to college and to be as successful as possible. This includes providing guidance with the financial aspects of life and facilitating the scheduling and interaction with the Veterans Administration to make life on campus more beneficial for the veteran population. Advisor: Dr. Stephen Minnick