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Details of Student Clubs and Organizations

Refer to the abbreviated short index of clubs and organizations without the descriptions.

Academic Excellence Challenge Team (A.E.C.)
The Academic Excellence Team is made up of JCCC students who will be participating in various Quiz Bowl tournaments throughout the state of Kansas throughout the school year. Subjects covered at the tournaments will include math, science, art, music, literature, social science and current affairs.
Advisor: Mindy Kinnaman, 913-469-8500, ext. 3534

Active Minds
Photo of two female club members meeting in the club area.The purpose of Active Minds is to help boost awareness of mental health. We want people to understand that mental health is serious and we are here to help the people who suffer from various disorders and their loved ones.
Advisor: Kristen Harth, 913-469-8500, ext. 4231
Advisor: Susie Sympson, 913-469-8500, ext. 6425
Facebook: Active Minds

Advertising and Public Relations Club

The Advertising and Public Relations Club is for advertising and public relations students at JCCC to gain insight into the professions of advertising, PR, marketing, and corporate communication. The organization hopes to invited guest speakers to talk, go on tours of agencies, gain hands-on experience, and attend conferences of PR professionals. The Advertising and Public Relations Club is affiliated with the Kansas City Chapter of the International Association of Business Communicators.
Advisor: Gretchen Thum, 913-469-8500, ext. 5457
Facebook: Advertising and Public Relations Club

American Association of University Women Student Affiliate
The American Association of University Women Student Affiliate seeks to bring people together for the common goal of breaking through educational and economic barriers for women and girls. In addition, the club seeks to advance equity for women and girls through advocacy, education, philanthropy and research.
Advisor: Gina Egan, 913-469-8500, ext. 2379
Advisor: Toby Klinger, 913-469-8500, ext. 4173
Facebook: JCCC AAUW

American Dental Hygienists Association

The Student American Dental Hygienists Association, a category of the American Dental Hygienists Association, is dedicated to the advancement and promotion of the dental hygiene profession. Membership is limited to students enrolled in the dental hygiene program.
Advisor: Maggie Curry-Chiu, 913-469-8500, ext. 3244
Advisor: Carrie Hanson, 913-469-8500, ext. 2582
Advisor: Kim Stabbe, 913-469-8500, ext. 3334

American Indian Studies Association
We welcome any JCCC student, Native or non-Native, to discuss ideas and exchange knowledge on the issues that concern modern-day Indian Country, whether on reservations or in urban areas. We encourage students to experience the cultures of different Indian Nations through interactions with Indian peoples, Indian Nations, and Native community organizations, and to actively seek solutions and resources to positively affect change in Indian Country.
Advisor: Dr. Sean M. Daley, 913-469-8500, ext. 4823

American Institute of Graphic Arts - Student Chapter at JCCC
The purpose of the national and student chapters is to further excellence in communication design as a broadly defined discipline, strategic tool for business and cultural force. Student chapters bridge the gap between student life and professional practice through custom programming of events.
Advisor: Stephanie Sabato, 913-469-8500, ext. 4588

American Welding Society – Student Chapter at JCCC
The American Welding Society helps students expand their welding knowledge and take active roles in their careers.
Advisor: Ed Wheatley, 913-469-8500, ext. 5109

Animation AssociationTrophies are displayed in the center for student involvment that have been won by the clubs and organizations.
Animation Association seeks to assist would-be-artists preparing to enter fields related to Animation and Game Development in establishing contacts, creating and critiquing media, and obtaining valuable tools needed to enter today's highly difficult and rewarding job market.
Advisor: Jeff Byers, 913-469-8500, ext. 7609
Facebook: Animation Association 

Anime Club
The JCCC Anime Club strives to enlighten the student body and the community on Asian-style animation, art, and culture. Meetings will be held weekly, and events planned include outings to area conventions.
Advisor: J. Douglas Patterson, 913-469-8500, ext. 4268
Facebook: Anime Club

Autism Spectrum Support Club
The Autism Spectrum Support Club is an inclusive club made up of JCCC students with Autism and their friends, peers, and supporters. The goal of the club is for all members to learn from one another, experience social activities, and develop friendships. The group includes both activities on campus and activities in the surrounding community.
Advisor: Karen Miller, 913-469-8500, ext. 3340

Board and Card Game Club
The Board and Card Game Club is a club for students interested in face-to-face board and card games. The club is open to both new and experience gamers. The club meets every Wednesday from to 3 to 4:30 p.m. in Dining Down Under (COM lowest level).
Advisor: Omar Conrad, 913-469-8500, ext. 3495
Advisor: Dan Owens, 913-469-8500, ext. 5671

Two female students are seated in the clubs and organizations lounge area.Bridge Club
The Bridge Club meets to help build upon playing skills and techniques while learning new aspects, including bidding and scoring styles, defensive play, and online sites.
Advisor: Christie Collier, 913-469-8500, ext. 4153

Campus Ledger
Two females standing in the reception area of the clubs and organizations.The Campus Ledger provides members of the college community with a free and open forum for news and commentary concerning campus life, and helps student journalists in the development and practice of sound journalism principles.
Advisor: Corbin Crable, 913-469-8500, ext. 4184
Website: The Campus Ledger
Facebook: The Campus Ledger

Chinese Christian Fellowship
Chinese Christian Fellowship (CCF) is a non-denominational Christian fellowship for anyone who would like to learn about Christianity or to grow in faith in a fun and loving Chinese-speaking environment. CCF provides a place of support, encouragement, love and connection to help students get to know Christ and grow together in faith through hymns and gospel songs, Bible studies, prayers, seminars and workshops. The club also will host on-going recreational and social activities for students to connect and develop friendships with one another.
Advisor: Iping Lee, 913-469-8500, ext. 2779
Facebook: Chinese Christian Fellowship 

Male and female students are having a discussion in the clubs and organizations conference room.Christians United for Israel (C.U.F.I.)
Christians United for Israel seeks to educate the student body, Christian, and political organizations on campus regarding matters of the state of Israel and to provide a positive view of Israel’s government, culture, etc. We seek to facilitate international speakers on and off campus and to connect various organizations for Israel’s cause.
Advisor: Orit Kamara, 913-469-8500, ext. 5321
Facebook: Christians United for Israel 

College Democrats
The College Democrats work to inform the JCCC student population about the important issues facing our country, encourage participation in our democracy, promote the values and ideals of the Democratic Party, and are involved in local/national campaign work. The College Democrats are affiliated with the Johnson County Democratic Central Committee, as well as the national group in Washington, D.C.
Advisor: Vincent Clark, 913-469-8500, ext. 3663.

College RepublicansThe College Republicans support the Constitution of the United States and the state of Kansas, and all the principles, objectives and platforms of the U.S. and Kansas Republican parties. The group seeks to provide students a means of obtaining practical political education with specific emphasis on the principles of the Republican party, and to develop an intelligent, articulate and aggressive political club on campus.
Please contact the Center for Student Involvement for information regarding this club.

Construction Specification Institute - Student Chapter at JCCC 
The Construction Specification Institute (CSI) seeks to improve the process of creating and sustaining the built environment. The chapter works closely with its parent chapter to help students network within the construction field. 
Advisor: Robert Dye, 913-469-8500, ext. 3375

Creative Writing Club 
Two students seated in discussion in the center for student involvement conference room.The Creative Writing Club brings students together to share their writing. The club will host workshops and activities to develop writing skills, learn new styles of writing and provide peer critiques.
Advisor: Greg Luthi, 913-469-8500, ext. 3936

Cru serves interested students at JCCC by creating an environment in which to grow spiritually, helping students share their faith and study the Bible, and providing quality fellowship.
Advisor: Mark Van Gorp, 913-469-8500, ext. 3330
Facebook: Cru

Debate Team
The JCCC Debate Team offers opportunities in two-person college policy debate. The team travels both a national and regional schedule. The JCCC Debate Team is open to anyone with policy debate experience or those wanting to learn debate. Travel and level of competition are based on work effort, level of commitment, and prior experience.
Advisor: Justin Stanley, 913-469-8500, ext. 3909
Website: Debate Team

ECAV Radio
Online radio station ECAV covers campus events and offers a wide variety of music 24 hours a day through Internet streaming. Students learn valuable journalism and broadcasting skills while informing and entertaining the campus community and beyond.
Advisor: Adam Stephenson, 913-469-8500, ext. 4155
Website: ECAV Radio 

Enactus combines entrepreneurship, action and us, bringing together people who want to make change for a better, more sustainable world.
Advisor: Barbara Millard, 913-469-8500, ext. 4792

Engineering Club of JCCC
The Engineering Club of JCCC provides an avenue for engineering students to apply skills learned in the classroom into actual projects, to practice working in a group, and to perfect skills that are necessary, such as communication, calculation, ethics and projection.
Advisor: Susan Johnson, 913-469-8500, ext. 3363
Advisor: Shirley Wing, 913-469-8500, ext. 4303
Facebook: Engineering Club of JCCC 

Fashion Merchandising and Design Club
The purpose of the Fashion Merchandising and Design Club is to enhance student education, promote student activity in the fashion field, and interact with the professional retail and design community.
Advisor: Joan McCrillis-Lafferty, 913-469-8500, ext. 3357

Fellowship of Christian Athletes
The Fellowship of Christian Athletes seeks to present athletes and coaches, and all whom they influence, with the challenge and adventure of receiving Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord, serving Him in their relationships and in the fellowship of the church.
Advisor: Betsy Petre, 913-469-8500, ext. 4180

Floriculture Club
The Floriculture Club offers interested students the opportunity to learn more about floral design that would mirror the operation of a retail flower shop. Students learn about marketing, merchandising, buying and designing of floral products. The students get real experience while making positive connections between our college staff community and the faculty/student population.
Advisor: Diana Ryan, 913-469-8500, ext. 5483

Get Connected
Get Connected, a chapter of Aglow International’s Generation Project, is a group of people devoted to connecting others to the heart of God. The purpose of Get Connected is to strengthen, enlighten and teach people about the Word of God.
Advisor: Orit Kamara, 913-469-8500, ext. 5321

Glee Club
The Glee Club provides an outlet for students who are seeking an opportunity to express themselves through song in any style or genre.
Advisor: Terri Teal, 913-469-8500, ext. 3176

Golden Girls
Recognized as a nationally ranked competitive team, the dance team travels to the NDA Collegiate Nationals in the spring to compete against other top 2-year and 4-year colleges across the nation. They attend all JCCC Cavalier basketball home games and may travel to post-season tournaments. For audition and scholarship opportunities, please contact the Center for Student Involvement or Coach Amy Sellers at akseller@jccc.edu.
Head Coach: Amy Sellers, 913-469-8500, ext. 3553
Advisor: Mindy Kinnaman, 913-469-8500, ext. 3534
Website: Golden Girls
Facebook: Golden Girls

Graphic Design Club
The Graphic Design Club offers opportunities to network with the design industry and exchange information about employment possibilities and current events throughout the industry.
Advisor: Nancy Schneider-Wilson, 913-469-8500, ext. 3602

Hare and Bell
Hare and Bell is an academic journal dedicated to showcasing the exceptional scholarship of JCCC students of all disciplines. In fields as diverse are business, politics, environmental science, health, art, theater, literature, and technology, JCCC students explore and involve themselves in issues that shape our world. Hare and Bell looks to celebrate exemplary work and honor it. Hare and Bell accepts academic research or scholarly work only and is a multimodal (webtext) journal.
Advisor: Kathryn Byrne, 913-469-8500, ext. 3497
Email: hareandbell@jccc.edu

Honors Student Association
The Honors Student Association promotes academic excellence, broadens the educational experience, increases student-instructor and student-student interaction, and informs the campus and public of the importance of the Honors Program at JCCC.
Advisor: Pat Decker, 913-469-8500, ext. 2512
Website: Honors Student Association
Facebook:  Honors Student Association

Horticultural Sciences Students Association (HSSA)
The HSSA was founded in 2006 by students to cultivate their common interest in plants, horticultural sciences, sustainable landscapes, and environmental stewardship. Membership is open to all students and individuals who have an interest in plants. HSSA members increase their knowledge of plants and promote horticultural sciences by seeking insight from professionals in the field, organizing seminars, and community outreach events. The group participates in campus-wide recruitment events, campus-wide fund raising events, and other volunteer events on- and off-campus. Their annual Christmas plant sale and Spring plant sale is a huge success and generates money for two scholarships in Horticultural Sciences. If you are interested in becoming a member, please contact us.
Advisor: Lekha Sreedhar, 913-469-8500, ext. 3763.

Hospitality Management Club
The Hospitality Management Club offers opportunities to network with new and veteran students, assist each other with homework, exchange information about employment possibilities and current events throughout the industry, continue professional education, and gain exposure to local industry leaders.
Advisor: Jason Gray, 913-469-8500, ext. 4696 

Improv Club
The Improv Club seeks to give students an outlet to improve theatrical talents. The club plans to have members engage in a variety of improv games that give them a chance to think on their feet.
Advisor: Beate Pettigrew, 913-469-8500, ext. 3245

Interior Design Student Association (IDSA)
The Interior Design Student Association is an umbrella organization for three interior design-related student organizations of American Society of Interior Designers Student Chapter (ASID), International Interior Design Association Campus Center (IIDA), and National Kitchen and Bath Association Student Chapter (NKBA). Its mission is to enhance student education, promote student activity in the interiors field, and to interact with the professional community. A member of IDSA must be a student enrolled in the JCCC Interior Design Department and must also be a student member of at least one of the above professional design organizations.
Advisor: Kathryn Grube, 913-469-8500, ext. 2607
Advisor: Bobanne Kalkofen, 913-469-8500, ext. 3183
Website: Interior Design Student Association
Interior Design Student Association

International Club
The International Club brings together students from the U.S. and other countries for social and educational activities. Our goals include: supporting new students, hosting activities that increase awareness about world cultures, serving our community, and fundraising for scholarships and club events.
Advisor: David Ellis, 913-469-8500, ext. 3224
Advisor:  Barbara Williams, 913-469-8500, ext. 4756

InterVarsity Christian Fellowship
Intervarsity Christian Fellowship is an interdenominational organization comprising of more than 800 colleges worldwide. IVCF provides a range of different services, from prayer meetings that allow students to share needs, to small group Bible studies that are geared to help young people become close friends. The discussions focus on the Bible and Christian living.
Advisor: Brian Balman, 913-469-8500, ext. 3333
Advisor: Adam Spoolstra, 913-469-8500, ext. 3347 

JCAV News is JCCC’s student-produced magazine program. It airs news and feature stories that feature student life both on and off campus. Students from the Advanced Video Production and Advanced Broadcast Performance classes produce the show, which airs on the college’s cable channel.
Advisor: Adam Stephenson, 913-469-8500, ext. 4155
Advisor: Corbin Crable, 913-469-8500, ext. 4159
Website: JCAV News

JCCC Chess Club
The JCCC Chess Club is interested in playing chess and entertaining students by helping them learn to play chess. The club is open to all levels of experience. The JCCC Chess Club meets twice weekly to play.
Advisor: David Davis, 913-469-8500, ext. 3778
Advisor: Ron Palcic, 913-469-8500, ext. 4566

The purpose of the JCCC E-Club is to promote student involvement and interaction, especially for those with limiting schedules, by combining in-person meetings to address club business with an online forum for social activities. In-person meetings will be at a set monthly time, while online meetings will be hosted on a drop-in basis so that those with busy lives may conveniently participate as schedules permit. The desire of the JCCC E-Club is to bring the college life experience to busy students in a manner similar to the way online classes bring the classroom to these students.
Advisor: Diane Davis, 913-469-8500, ext. 4691

JCCC Jr. Chefs Club
The JCCC Jr. Chefs Club is made up of student chef apprentices who are affiliated with the American Culinary Federation.  The club’s purpose is to advance the student chefs careers through on the job experience, professional development, and community awareness.
Advisor: Jerry Marcellus, CCC, CCE; 913-469-8500, ext. 3611
Facebook: JCCC Jr. Chefs Club

JCCC Model United Nations
The primary goal of the JCCC Model United Nations is to increase student involvement at JCCC plus promote international awareness and educational experiences. It promotes the educational value of a diverse community, the political and social enhancement that an insight into diversity, multiculturalism, and global perspectives gives, and the ability to cross lines of difference in order to develop full lives and successful futures. The Model UN encourages students to adopt the habit of the examined life, to reflect upon themselves in relationship to others or teamwork, to take risks, to participate actively in political life and to accept responsibility for their actions. In addition, it encourages students to participate and accept leadership roles. 
Advisor: Brian Wright913-469-8500, ext. 4266
Website: JCCC Model United Nations
Facebook: JCCC Model United Nations
Twitter: @ModelUNjcccedu

JCCC Nutrition Club
JCCC Nutrition Club The objectives of the JCCC Nutrition Club are to explore the field of nutrition as a career with the focus on certified dietary managers and registered dietitians and to be involved in nutrition-related activities at the college and community level. The club seeks to share information on transfer options for dietetics, host discussions on career opportunities in the field of dietary management and dietetics, and provide service-learning opportunities.
Advisor: Anna Page, 913-469-8500, ext. 3346
Facebook: JCCC Nutrition Club

JCCC Paranormal Club
JCCC Paranormal Club seeks to provide a safe and educational environment to advance paranormal and supernatural studies. The club strives to broaden the minds of members through a cultural look at paranormal and supernatural phenomenon.
Advisor: Sean M. Daley, 913-469-8500, ext. 4823
Facebook: JCCC Paranormal Club

JCCC Pride
JCCC Pride, formerly Queers & Allies is a place where those across the spectrum of gender identity and sexual orientation can come together for socializing, understanding, and support. It is a place where we can use our numbers to show the school and the world who we are and how we live. JCCC Pride invites and encourages everyone to join. All students, faculty, and staff are welcome.
Advisor: Corbin Crable, 913-469-8500, ext. 4159
Advisor: Paul Decelles, 913-469-8500, ext. 3395
Advisor: William Stockton, 913-469-8500, ext. 3720
Facebook: JCCC Pride

JCCC Vegetarians and Vegans
JCCC Vegetarians and Vegans provides support and strength for vegans and vegetarians. The group is informational and open to everyone, including non-vegans and non-vegetarians. The club encourages healthy living skills.
Advisor: Leila Jacobs, 913-469-8500, ext. 7657
Facebook: JCCC Vegetarians and Vegans

JCCC Yo-Yo Club
The JCCC Yo-Yo Club provides students with an opportunity to practice and share tricks. Each meeting will feature a new trick for students to learn. The club is affiliated with the Kansas City Yo-Yo and Juggling Club. 
Advisor: Diane Kappen, 913-469-8500, ext. 5642

The practice of Zen has become popular in America since World War II. Zen meditation and chanting are tools for creating a stable, quiet inner-self that can clearly focus on the surrounding chaos of life – good, bad, or indifferent – and enhance the experience. This is exactly what busy JCCC students need. Additionally, JCCC Zen will educate students in the religious practices of East Asian cultures, ones very different from our own, and promote diversity.
Advisor: William Stockton, 913-469-8500, ext. 3720

Kappa Beta Delta
The purpose of Kappa Beta Delta is to encourage and recognize scholarship and accomplishments among students in the following academic areas: accounting, business administration, business entrepreneurship, business office technology, economics, marketing and management, and paralegal. Kappa Beta Delta also encourages and promotes aspirations toward personal and professional improvement.
Advisor: Doug Copeland, 913-469-8500, ext. 3729

Knit, Crochet and Fiber Arts Club
The Knit, Crochet and Fiber Arts Club seeks to create a relaxed atmosphere for people interested in the fiber arts to meet others with similar hobbies, help each other out and share tips. The club will also help the curious learn how to knit, crochet or work with other fiber arts.
Advisor: Stu Shafer, 913-469-8500, ext. 3494

"Koinonia"--the Greek word for "fellowship", was often used to describe the church in the book of Acts. Come join us Monday and Friday as we pray, study the Bible, and share the gospel while growing closer to God and each other. Anyone is welcome, no matter their religion or upbringing. Discussion groups are in the works, or private meetings and Bible studies can be scheduled. We meet Down Under the cafeteria on Monday and Fridays, 12:00 – 1:00 p.m.
Advisor: Brian Balman, 913-469-8500, ext. 3333
Email: koinonia.jccc@gmail.com
Facebook: Koinonia

Lambda Alpha Epsilon
Lambda Alpha Epsilon (LAE) is the fraternal name for the American Criminal Justice Association, a national association comprised of 221 active subordinate chapters located throughout the United States. Most of them are located in colleges and universities that offer criminal justice programs of study, including Johnson County Community College’s Zeta Rho Omega chapter. The objectives of the association are to improve criminal justice learning through educational activities, foster professionalism in law enforcement personnel and agencies, promote academic and public awareness of criminal justice issues, and encourage high standards of ethical conduct and professional training within the criminal justice field.
Advisor: Frank Galbrecht, 913-469-8500, ext. 4558
Advisor: Kay King, 913-469-8500, ext. 4704

L.U.N.A.- Latinos United Now and Always
L.U.N.A. welcomes all students, and we strongly believe that only through communication, education, and understanding between students will there be solidarity and love for other cultures. L.U.N.A. encourages all students to join in order to learn more about Latin American culture and to become more knowledgeable about immigration issues.
Advisor: Danny Alexander, 913-469-8500, ext. 3429
Advisor: Melisa Jimenez, 913-469-8500, ext. 2304
Facebook: L.U.N.A. 

Mind's Eye Student Literary Magazine
Mind's Eye is JCCC's student literary magazine, designed to give students the opportunity to submit art, photography, fiction, poetry, and essays for publication and prizes. Students may also serve as editors for the magazine, reading submissions during the fall semester and deciding which manuscripts to publish.
Advisor: Tom Reynolds, 913-469-8500, ext. 3935
Website: Mind's Eye Literary Club

Mobile Intensive Care Technician Student Association
The Mobile Intensive Care Technician Student Association provides an informative and educational forum to increase awareness of the changing dynamics of the EMS field and to keep abreast of activities affecting EMS education at JCCC. MICTSA is open to all JCCC students, with emphasis on students currently enrolled in the MICT program.
Advisor: Bob Parker, 913-469-8500, ext. 4204

Multicultural Programming Advisory Council
The Multicultural Programming Council is an organization dedicated to multicultural education and cultural diversity. The council will provide financial assistance to student organizations or campus departments seeking to host multicultural programs for the students of Johnson County Community College. In addition, the council will promote multicultural programming efforts and host diversity workshops.
Advisor: Mindy Kinnaman, 913-469-8500, ext. 3534

Muslim Students Association 
The Muslim Students Association promotes unity and joint action among Muslim students, arranges and holds congregational prayers and Islamic religious festivals at appropriate times, promotes friendly relations between Muslims and non-Muslim students, and is involved in the intercultural activities, thus promoting intercultural understanding among students.
Advisor: Mervat Ibrahim, 913-469-8500, ext. 5307 

Organization of Black Collegians
The Organization of Black Collegians is a forum for students of all ethnicities, especially those who are African, African-American, or from the Diaspora, to meet, develop camaraderie, and to share talents, culture and energies with other students and the community. The Organization of Black Collegians is committed to enriching our communities with service to others.
Advisor: Carmaletta Williams, 913-469-8500, ext. 4224

Outdoors Club
The Outdoors Club seeks to educate and inform students about the outdoors. Also, this club will bring together students who have a passion for the outdoors to participate in activities such as fishing and hiking.
Advisor: Frank Syracuse, 913-469-8500, ext. 4154

Paramedic Student Association
The Paramedic Student Association is made up of currently enrolled students in JCCC's MICT program. It is engaged in fund-raising activities and public service activities promoting the field of emergency medical care.
Advisor: Bob Parker, 913-469-8500, ext. 4204

Phi Theta Kappa
Phi Theta Kappa is an Honor Society for students at two-year colleges. Members are encouraged to participate in local, regional, and national activities centered on themes of leadership, service, fellowship, and scholarship. Membership in the JCCC chapter, Alpha Iota Gamma is by invitation only with eligibility based on a 3.5 GPA and 12 completed hours of non-developmental coursework at JCCC. For more information about Phi Theta Kappa and the Kansas Region, please go to www.ptk.org.
Advisor: Pat Decker, 913-469-8500, ext. 2512
Advisor: Asia Foster-Nelson, 913-469-8500, ext. 4557
Website: Phi Theta Kappa

Pre-Medical Club
The Pre-Medical Club is designed to assist those interested in pursuing a career in medicine. This club provides a way for individuals to interact and gain the experience needed to be successful in a medical profession. Some activities planned include visits to universities, meeting with advisors, group volunteer work, and more to come. The Pre-Medical Club is always looking for new members.
Advisor: Jennifer Menon, 913-469-8500, ext. 2934
Advisor: Deborah Williams, 913-469-8500, ext. 4671

Pre-Pharmacy Club
he Pre-Pharmacy Club provides students who have special interests with the knowledge and direction they need to succeed. Members are prepared for the admission process to pharmacy school, and ideas and concerns are shared. The organization seeks to provide students with the tools to make them competitive applicants. Goals will be met through monthly meetings and the opportunity to hear distinguished guest speakers.
Advisor: Alice Baty, 913-469-8500, ext. 6749
Advisor: Jill Konen, 913-469-8500, ext. 4371
Facebook: JCCC Pre-Pharmacy Club

Psych Syndicate
Psych Syndicate Psych Syndicate, formerly Psi Beta, provides an opportunity to discover the exciting happenings in the field of psychology. This organization sponsors speakers, conducts fundraisers, travels to out of town conferences and much more! Psych Syndicate is a friendly group and is open to all students with any interest in psychology. 
Advisor: Michael Rader, 913-469-8500, ext. 3629

Respiratory Care Better Breathers
The Respiratory Care Better Breathers seeks to raise student awareness about the profession, employment opportunities and the JCCC program. The club also seeks to raise funds toward student scholarships and community charities, raise awareness toward community wellness events, and provide increased awareness of the programs and classes available at the Olathe Health Education Center.
Advisor: Renee Portmann, 913-469, 8500, ext.3588

Secular Student Alliance
The Secular Student Alliance seeks to organize, unite, educate, and serve students to promote the ideals of scientific and critical inquiry, democracy, secularism, and human-based ethics. The organization provides a forum for secular students to discuss their views and promote their secular values.
Advisor: Patrick T. Lafferty, 913-469-8500, ext. 4532

SGI Buddhist Club
Sōka Gakkai International (SGI) is a branch of Mahayana Buddhism derived from the teachings of Nichiren Daishonin. The organization works toward peace, education, and the exchange of cultures.
Advisor: William Stockton, 913-469-8500, ext. 3720

Sigma Kappa Delta
Sigma Kappa Delta strives to recognize and reward outstanding achievement in English language and literature. The group provides cultural stimulation and promotes interest in English on two-year college campuses and in the communities they serve. Sigma Kappa Delta also fosters English in all aspects, including creative and critical writing; promotes good professional interaction among members; and exhibits high standards of academic achievement.
Advisor: Nathan Jones, 913-469-8500, ext. 4964

SKAI (Student Kansas Association of Interpreters)
Student Kansas Association of Interpreters (SKAI) is a student-governed organization for students enrolled in the Interpreter Training program or the Sign Language certificate program. Bringing students together in this study can be a valuable and rewarding experience.
Advisor: Stacy Storme, 913-469-8500, ext. 4103
Facebook: SKAI 

St. Paul’s Outreach
Saint Paul’s Outreach invites college students into a life of Christian discipleship. We also support students to more fully understand and live out their faith. With Saint Paul as our example, we create vibrant, faith-filled environments that challenge students to deepen their relationships with Christ in the Catholic Church. Feel free to contact us for more information.
Advisor: Matthew Schmeer, 913-469-8500, ext. 4705
Advisor: Phil Wegman, 913-469-8500, ext. 4446
Facebook: Saint Paul's Outreach

Student Environmental Alliance
The Student Environmental Alliance is dedicated to all issues concerning the care and preservation of the environment. Our primary purpose are educating, sponsoring, participating in, and creating a social atmosphere while promoting environmental awareness and sustainability within our campus community.
Advisor: Kristy Wittman Howell, 913-469-8500, ext. 2883
Advisor: Steven Giambrone, 913-469-8500, ext. 4779
Facebook: Student Environmental Alliance

Student Leaders in Medicine
Student Leaders in Medicine (SLIM) seeks to assist JCCC students who wish to pursue careers in medicine and healthcare by offering resources, tools and means of networking and interaction with other students who share the similar interests. Club meetings and events will feature guest speakers with varying experiences in the medical profession. Through brainstorming, collaboration and discussion, SLIM will assist students in becoming stronger candidates for graduate programs in the medical and healthcare fields. Through unity and support, SLIM also will offer a means of reaching out to the community and getting involved with local activities and events that invoke the passions within members, while promoting health and wellness. 
Advisor: Jennifer Menon, 913-469-8500, ext. 2934
Advisor: Kristin Thurlby, 913-469-8500, ext. 5908
Email: slim.jcccc@gmail.com
Facebook: JCCC Pre-Physical Therapy Club

Student Lounge Advisory Panel (SLAP)
The Student Lounge Advisory Panel is a collective of students who give valuable insight and feedback on social events and various types of tournaments held in the Student Lounge (COM 322) and Campus Center (COM 319). The panel also includes Student Engagement Ambassadors who connect with students on the types of games to be purchased for the lounge, based on popularity and audience. Rules and policies for the lounge will be regulated, evaluated and modified as needed by SLAP.
Advisor: Leila Jacobs, 913-469-8500, ext. 7657

Student Nurses Association
The Student Nurses Association's purpose is to contribute to nursing education in order to provide the highest quality care, offer programs that represent the fundamental interests and concerns of nursing students, and aid in developing the whole person as a professional with responsibility for the healthcare of people from all walks of life. Activities include involvement in nursing education standards, legislative issues and community affairs, and collaborative efforts with nursing and other allied health organizations.
Advisor: Candace Parker, 913-469-8500, ext. 4833
Advisor: Angela Sears, 913-469-8500, ext. 4656
Facebook: Student Nurses Association

Student Senate
The Student Senate provides government representation for the JCCC student body and allocates funds in support of student clubs and organizations. The senate is comprised of 25 senators-at-large and five executive board members. Elections for executive board positions take place in the spring semester, with senator elections occurring in the fall.
Advisor: Mindy Kinnaman, 913-469-8500, ext. 3534
Website: Student Senate
Facebook: Student Senate

Swing Club
To teach students a more modern style of dance that can be applied to today's popular music while having fun dancing.
Advisor: Andy Anderson, 913-469-8500, ext. 3698
Facebook: Swing Club

Veterans Club
The Veterans Club is an inclusive, non-partisan group that supports all JCCC students connected to military services (Active Duty, Veterans, Reserve, Guard and their dependants). The club's purpose is to provide networking, social activities, and opportunities to participate in community service and to further the advancement of veterans in higher education.
Advisor: Jon Bohlander, 913-469-8500, 4197
Advisor: Eric Gormly, 913-469-8500, 4618
Advisor: Kena Zumalt, 913-469-8500, ext. 3924
Email: Veteranservices@jccc.edu
Facebook: Veterans Club

Young Life
Young Life College is a non-denominational Christian ministry for college students. Students will participate in on-going local and regional leadership training sessions, as well as Bible studies, fellowship activities, and regional, national, and international mission trips.
Advisor: Tracy Hootman, 913-469-8500, ext. 6204

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Location: COM 309
Phone: 913-469-7657
Email: Mindy Kinnaman,
Manager, Student Life

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Engineering Club of JCCC - provides an avenue for engineering students to apply skills learned in the classroom.
Advisor: Susan Johnson, 913-469-8500, ext. 3363
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