Campus life at Eastern Wyoming College supports a dynamic community of various people with different values, from different cultures, and lifestyles, and possessing different attitudes. All members of this community are encouraged to respect the individuality and life choices of the community members. We can learn from those around us as we encourage, respect, and tolerate our differences. Each person plays an important role in our residence halls and should be allowed to be a positive influence on others and Eastern Wyoming College.
To that end, there are several student organizations on campus and, as interest increases, new organizations may be formed.
Student extracurricular involvement develops leadership, cooperative, and service skills, rounds out one’s education, and provides a much-needed constructive diversion from academic stresses. Every student is urged to become an active member of the student body. Faculty and staff advisors are assigned to each college-sponsored club or activity.
Block and Bridle Club
Block and Bridle Club is a nationally recognized organization offered at numerous junior colleges and universities. Many of the members are involved in animal science studies, but all students are encouraged to join. The club participates in events with other Block and Bridle Chapters, sponsors social activities, plans and participates in community service projects, and travels to educational seminars such as The Range Beef Cow Symposium. One advantage of joining Block and Bridle is that your membership transfers to any other school that you attend that participates in Block and Bridle.
Campus Ventures is an interdenominational Christian ministry in South Dakota and Wyoming. Our motto is, “To figure out life and faith.” We do this through individual or small group mentoring—or discipling relationships among Christ followers. We do this in an effort to equip university students with Godly vision, character, and skills to prepare them for His Glory and service to the body of Christ.
The Cosmetology Club is for the student enrolled in the Cosmetology curriculum and encourages leadership, unity, and advanced education. All Cosmetology Club members must maintain a minimum GPA of 2.0. As a club, students attend educational field trips and are active in community services such as sponsoring food drives, donations for other organizations, and campus activities.
Douglas Campus Student Association
The Douglas Campus Student Association (DCSA) is the governing agency of the EWC Douglas student body. Membership (at-large) includes all academic credit fee-paying students attending the Eastern Wyoming College Douglas Campus, as defined by the DCSA Charter. The DCSA Leadership Team, composed of elected officers and representatives acts as the executive and legislative body of the associated students of Eastern Wyoming College Douglas Campus. The leadership team officers are provided opportunities for leadership, service, and involvement. Officers for the current academic year are elected each Fall semester. The mission of the DCSA is to promote student awareness of self and environment, improve educational facilities and student environment, foster the recognition of rights and responsibilities of students to the College and the community, promote positive relationships and mutual understanding among and between students, faculty, staff, and administration, encourage the spirit of loyalty and respect for the College and its endeavors, and organize, promote and sponsor college functions, clubs and activities for students on the Douglas campus. The DCSA membership is involved in disbursement of student activity funds. All students are welcome to attend monthly meetings. This group is available only on the Douglas campus.
Gender & Sexuality Alliance
The Gender & Sexuality Alliance brings together LGBTIQQA (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgendered, Intersexual, Queer, Questioning) students and allies to have a voice on the EWC campus. This organization exists to raise awareness of LGBTIQQ individuals, their positions, issues and concerns; to provide social and educational resources and connections; to increase the visibility of LGBTIQQ persons and their allies; and to increase tolerance and work toward eliminating discrimination, prejudice and oppression. The GSA plans social and educational opportunities for all students. Membership is open to all students.
Empowering Lancers Club
EWC GEAR UP (Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs) program works with GEAR UP college freshmen to support their transition to college life. Services help students adjust to life at EWC by providing connections to campus resources, supporting academic success, and helping with financial aid and scholarships.
- Kick Off, a GEAR UP college orientation, which provides an opportunity for students to learn about EWC GU and engage in team-building activities with other GEAR UP students, staff, and Peer Mentors
- GEAR UP events which provide information about opportunities for campus engagement. Events include cultural, financial, and academic workshops.
- Free tutoring and academic support.
- GEAR UP Peer Mentoring which pairs GEAR UP college freshmen with a Peer Mentor who is a GEAR UP sophomore. The Peer Mentors help their “mentees” connect with people, programs, and resources.
The Housing Council is an informal group of on-campus residents who are interested in improving the quality of on-campus living. The basic functions of the Housing Council are to:
- Advise and implement, with approval of the Director of Residence Life, Vice President for Student Services, and the College Board of Trustees, policies, regulations, and procedures for the improvement of residence hall living.
- Coordinate housing activities.
- Maintain close two-way communication between the student residents and the College.
- Provide opportunities for the residents to participate in residence hall government.
- Evaluate environmental factors which influence the general welfare of residents.
Eastern Wyoming College belongs to the National Junior College Athletic Association and is a member of Region IX. EWC is also a member of the National Intercollegiate Rodeo Association – Central Rocky Mountain Region. The intercollegiate athletic program for women consists of volleyball, basketball, and rodeo. The intercollegiate athletic program for men consists of basketball, golf, and rodeo. Athletic scholarships/grants are available in all of these sports.
The International Club provides opportunities to broaden the world views of students, staff, and the community to learn and experience the various cultures here in the United States as well as worldwide. The Club’s purpose is to enhance thinking and appreciation of other cultures, people, and traditions through a number of social activities, community service projects, presentations, and cultural trips. Membership is open to all students.
Livestock Judging and Fitting Club
The mission of the club is to provide educational activities to interested EWC students through livestock judging and livestock showing. Objectives include the development of the following skills: leadership skills as Club officers, communication skills through oral reasons and fundraising activities, social skills as club members, and decision-making skills through judging practices and show animal selection and contests. Livestock judging club members must be or have enrolled in ANSC 1210. In order to participate in trips, club members must actively participate in practice and club fundraising activities. National contests like the American Royal and National Western preset the number of participating team members. Team members must be full-time students with a minimum 2.0 GPA, passed 12 credit hours the previous semester, and be currently passing all classes. Team selection will be based upon ability and participation.
Phi Theta Kappa
Phi Theta Kappa is an academic honor society that recognizes and promotes scholarship, leadership, and service. Full-time students who have attained a minimum 3.5 cumulative GPA in twelve or more credit hours in a degree program are eligible for membership. Phi Theta Kappa is the recognized academic honor society for community colleges. The EWC chapter began in 1989 and initiates new members in the Fall and Spring semesters.
The Rodeo Club is designed to promote intercollegiate rodeo at Eastern Wyoming College. It supports an increased interest in rodeos and other Western activities, and helps establish a closer relationship among students interested in this activity. The rodeo team is a member of the National Intercollegiate Rodeo Association.
SkillsUSA/Welding & Machine Tool Division
EWC SkillsUSA/Welding and Machine Tool Division provides students who are welding and machine tooling majors the opportunity to participate in an “industrial-oriented” student organization. Students may participate in industry-related field trips, develop leadership skills, attend club-sponsored forums, compete at state competitions/leadership activities, community service, and social events. Activities are planned to enhance knowledge and awareness for all students involved.
EWC SkillsUSA/Business Division provides students who are business, computer science, and non-business majors the opportunity to participate in a “business-oriented” student organization. Students may participate in business/industry-related field trips, develop leadership skills, and community service, attend club-sponsored forums, and compete at state competitions/leadership activities, and social events. Activities are planned to enhance knowledge and awareness for all students involved.
The Student Ambassadors are a select group of students chosen for their positive attitudes, varying geographical residences, majors, and extracurricular involvement. They must maintain a minimum 2.5 cumulative GPA. These students are ambassadors of the College and represent it at many social and recruitment/retention functions. Students interested should contact the Director for Enrollment Management.
Student Nurses Association
EWC-SNA is a charter division of the National Student Nurses Association (NSNA) and the Wyoming Student Nurses Association (WySNA). These groups are all under the umbrella of the American Nurses Association (ANA), a group geared toward the advocacy of nursing and healthcare. EWC-SNA will focus on creating student nurse leaders in the classroom and community. To join, students must be accepted into the EWC nursing program. Responsibilities/events in the group include teaching in the community and fundraising events. This group is only available on the Douglas campus.
The Student Senate is the governing agency of the EWC student body. Membership includes every segment of the student body as defined by the Senate Constitution. Student Senators are provided opportunities for leadership, service, enhanced education, and involvement. Officers for the succeeding academic year are elected each Spring semester with other representation selected early in the Fall. The mission of the Senate is to provide an active, equitable, and welcoming atmosphere for Eastern Wyoming College students. The Senate membership is involved in disbursement of student activity funds. All students are welcome to attend weekly Senate meetings.
Veterinary Technology Club
The Veterinary Technology Club is designed to promote interest in the vocation of Veterinary Technology. Fundraising activities include operating concessions at EWC rodeos and sponsoring dog washes. Recreational and academic activities include community service events, picnics, and field trips. Field trips have included the National Western Stock Show and Rodeo, the Denver Zoo, the Denver Museum of Natural History, and veterinary conferences in places such as Orlando, FL, and Las Vegas, NV. Membership is open to all students who have an interest in veterinary medicine and animal care in general.