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.
Undergraduate Student Government (USG)
Advisor: Cherie Bronkar (cbronkar [at] kent.edu)
USG is the main student organization on campus. USG is responsible for initiating, funding and producing activities on campus that affect the entire student body. USG is allocated an annual budget used to enhance student life and to supplement the activities of the other campus clubs. The president and vice president of USG are chosen by election every March by the student body of the campus.
Advisor: Dr. Sankalp Sharma (ssharm31 [at] kent.edu)
The Agribusiness Club promotes agribusiness and community service.
Alpha Delta Nu - Gamma Sigma Chapter
Advisor: Dr. Mariann Harding (mhardi10 [at] kent.edu.)
National associate degree nursing honor society.
Anime & Pop Culture Club
Advisor: Dr. Kathy Davis Patterson (ksdavis [at] kent.edu)
The Anime & Pop Culture club meets to explore, discuss and learn about anime, pop culture and the art of cosplay.
Animation & Game Design
Advisor: Tim Fritz (tfritz [at] kent.edu)
A good imagination plays a key part in the success of the Kent State Tuscarawas Animation & Game Design. The animation-based club 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.
Ars mundi Sodalicium (Performing Arts Society)
Advisor: Laurie Donley (ldonley [at] kent.edu)
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.
Criminology & Justice Studies Club
Advisor: David Graff (dgraff [at] kent.edu)
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: Dr. Ashley Galati (argalati [at] kent.edu)
The purpose of this organization is to bring people together in order to express their ideas and opinions. Discussions focusing on the diversity of cultures and sub-cultures around the world will be held, providing knowledge to the members and creating an open-minded society, against monoculture and social exclusion.
Advisor: Lisa Brindley (lbrindle [at] kent.edu)
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: Dr. Kyle Winkler (kwinkle7 [at] kent.edu)
The English Club creates student-faculty interest and participation in the humanities. It encourages community literacy, creative writing, reading circles and public forums for reciting of poetry. The club promotes involvement and communication between the student body and the larger community about issues pertaining to language and literature. Students will gain community and university involvement that will enhance their career potential.
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.
Advisor: Dr. Todd Hartline (thartline [at] kent.edu)
Explore history beyond the classroom, develop leadership skills, and promote opportunities to enhance learning about history.
Institute of Electrical/Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
Advisor: Chitra Rajagopal (crajagop [at] kent.edu)
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.
Nursing Students Tuscarawas Acting Together (NSTAT)
Advisor: Laurie Barcus (lbarcus1 [at] kent.edu)
NSTAT 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: Dr. G Patterson (gpatters [at] kent.edu)
Pride Tuscarawas seeks to provide a safe and supportive environment for LGBTA students and allies who are supportive of equality for people of any sexual orientation or gender. Additional goals of the club are to provide education to the public and to encourage open-mindedness rather than prejudice about sexual orientation or gender.
Advisor: Dr. Scott Keiller (skeiller [at] kent.edu)
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.
Realms of Roleplay Gaming Club
Advisor: Tony Dallacheisa (tdallach [at] kent.edu)
The RRGC strives to create an open community of gamers to explore, discuss, play, and promote all aspects of tabletop roleplaying games. By participating in such activities, club members hope to share their passion and knowledge with the greater campus community, fostering a critical engagement with identity and roleplay. The club plans to raise awareness of the multiple roles we play on a daily basis, how we negotiate those roles, and to demystify the process of roleplay and address misconceptions about roleplaying games.
Society of Manufacturing Engineers
Advisor: Dr. Dhruba Panthi (dpanthi [at] kent.edu)
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: Jonathan Van Fossen (jvanfoss [at] kent.edu)
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.
Vet Tech Student Chapter
Advisor: Maria Burkholder (mburkho [at] kent.edu)
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: Dr. Stephen Minnick (sminnick [at] kent.edu)
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: Sally Fadorsen (sfadorse [at] kent.edu)
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.