Make the most of your college experience and get involved!

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By Erin Eagan



three students gathered on campus

Courtesy of GTC

Now that you’ve survived the start of the school year and feel more comfortable on campus, it’s the perfect time to expand your horizons and make the most of your college experience. 

There’s so much more to a college education than what happens inside the classroom. Each one of Wisconsin’s 16 technical colleges has a wide array of opportunities for student involvement including:

  • Clubs and organizations
  • Intramural sports
  • School newspaper
  • Performing arts
  • Study abroad
  • Student government
  • and more

Students who are involved in college activities tend to get higher grades and have a greater chance of finishing their degrees. It’s a great way to meet new friends and develop skills that will benefit you in your career and in life. So, what are you waiting for?

Blackhawk Technical College — Explore off-campus opportunities, meet new friends and try something new. There are dozens of clubs and organizations for you to choose from and they host a healthy schedule of events year-round. 

Chippewa Valley Technical College — CVTC has a vibrant student life with over 50 student clubs, the Student Government Association (SGA), and several campus events throughout the year. Nearly every program has a club to compliment it as well as general clubs to help you get involved.

Fox Valley Technical College — There are several student leadership opportunities and programs offered through Student Life. There are also over 45 different clubs and organizations available for students. Many clubs are directly related to programs offered at FVTC, so you can develop professional connections while meeting other students.

Gateway Technical College — Gateway offers many student clubs and campus organizations, study abroad opportunities, volunteer opportunities and more. No matter your interest, there’s something for you.

Lakeshore Technical College — Getting involved will help you become better connected at Lakeshore. Discover new interests, develop skills and make connections — all while having fun.

Madison College — A well-rounded life at Madison College prepares students for their education, as well as successful lives and careers. Every student can take advantage of a wide range of student activities, including 60 clubs, as well as other resources and opportunities.

Mid-State Technical College — A wide array of services, discounts, programs, events, and leadership opportunities are available. Participating in campus life is one of the best gifts you can give yourself while attending Mid-State. 

Milwaukee Area Technical College — The Office of Student Life promotes and coordinates a variety of educational, recreational, social, cultural, and entertainment programs and services. These programs and services enhance interpersonal skills and nurture individual growth. 

Moraine Park Technical College — Student Life is responsible for campus activities and events, student government and clubs, leadership development, community service, volunteerism and awards. Getting involved in Student Life at Moraine Park allows students the opportunity to enhance and enrich their college experience. 

Nicolet College — Sometimes you've just gotta have fun! That's where Nicolet's Student Life comes in, offering clubs and organizations and events and activities to socialize, be entertained, and expand your horizons. 

Northcentral Technical College — Through leadership, exploration, advocacy and development you'll form friendships and become a part of a community that makes your college experience more than a collection of courses. 

Northeast Wisconsin Technical College — ​Campus-wide clubs include Multicultural Club, Phi Theta Kappa and Student Senate. There are also program-specific clubs to help you explore and expand your education outside of the classroom. 

Southwest Wisconsin Technical College — One way to get to know others who share your interests is to join a campus club or organization and Southwest Tech offers more than 20. Some are linked to specific programs; others bring together students who share common interests. 

Waukesha County Technical College — Join a WCTC student organization to make professional contacts, meet new friends, and hone your leadership, team-building, decision-making, communication and problem-solving skills.

Western Technical College — Campus-wide organizations and clubs at Western give you the opportunity to build leadership and professional skills while socializing and meeting other students on campus. 

Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College — Make the most of your WITC experience by getting involved. You’ll gain valuable experiences and make lifelong connections with WITC’s clubs, organizations and student activities.

If you don't find exactly what you are looking for at your college, you can always start a new student organization to meet your needs. Contact your college’s Student Life staff for more information.