Student Organizations

Classroom education is a priority in your career, but your learning experience does not stop there. Making time to become an active part of campus life will help you get the most out of your college experience.

Below is a listing of current clubs and organizations and the advisors you can contact to become involved. To begin a new club or organization, contact the Senior Student Affairs Coordinator Jennifer Schnurer in the Solution Center at (715) 735-4300 ext. 4303.

Most campus groups have organizational meetings in the first few weeks of classes. Watch for advertisements around campus and plan to attend those early meetings. If you can't make it, leave a message for the group with Solution Center. They will contact you.


The UW-Marinette Buccaneer athletics program boasts a strong tradition of award-winning teams and coaches. UW-Marinette currently offers the following varsity sports:

  • Women’s volleyball (fall)
  • Men’s basketball (winter)
  • Women's basketball (winter)

Other sports may be open for participation given sufficient funding and interest. Contact Athletic Director Dale Van Duinen: F-133, 715-735-4300 ext. 4362.

Business Club

This club is for students who want to pursue a career in business or accounting. Find out about internships in the area and learn more about national business organizations. Contact Jennifer Schnurer: M-126, 715-735-4300 ext. 4303

Campus Activities Board (CAB)

The UW-Marinette Campus Activities Board is responsible for bringing activities and entertainment to the campus from around the country. CAB members attend the National Association of Campus Activities conference to locate entertainment for the campus. Membership is open to all students. Contact Alex Lawlor: room M-160, 715-735-4300 x4336.  

Children's Theatre

The Children's Theatre offers opportunities for children ages 6-18 to participate in theatrical productions. Since 1993, such well known plays as Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, Charlotte's Web, The Wizard of Oz, Alice in Wonderland and Disney's Aladdin, Jr. have given children valuable experience in what it means to be part of a live theatrical production. Children learn valuable life skills such as teamwork, responsibility and confidence. Contact Doug Edwardsen, Director of Continuing Education, North Region 715-234-8176 x5403.

Community Jazz Ensemble

This local group of musicians specializes in the big band sound and jazz standards. They meet Tuesdays at 7:30 - 9:00 pm at Marinette High School. Contact Tom Polkinghorne: 715-923-5211.

The Fishing Club

For those who love to fish. Contact Tonya Meisner: M-116, 715-735-4300 ext. 4333

The Free Amigos

The United States is the second largest Hispanophonic country in the world after Mexico. The US also has more Spanish speakers than Spain! This club will stand as a beacon of aid and hope for college students who may seem frustrated with this ever changing, culturally diverse country. This club will create a safe and welcoming environment for students and even staff, to learn about the language and culture origins of Español without ridicule of which level of Spanish they have attained thus far. This club will also engage each member concerning the Spanish language with activities that are both mentally and maybe physically challenging, but never detrimental to health. The activities associated with this club will always benefit the members, the campus and even the community. Activities of this organization will always be lawful and not in conflict with any university policies and/or regulations. Contact Associate Lecturer Bethany Welch: T-153, 715-735-4300 ext. 4383.

Gamers Guild

Computer electronics and gaming. "We are't just about gaming, we are all about gaming..." Got an idea for an event? We wanna hear it! Contact Professor Crystal Hendrick: L-112, 715-735-4300 ext. 4319.

Gay/Straight Alliance

This group works on issues relevant to the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgendered communities. Contact Professor Amy Reddinger: L-115, 715-735-4300 ext. 4321.

International Connections

Students with the YFU program give you an excellent opportunity to learn about other countries and cultures. Monthly potlucks are held on the 2nd Thursday of each month at 6 pm in the cafeteria. Bring a dish to pass and table service. Field trips are also planned. Host families and volunteer tutors are needed to help International students with English. Contact Danielle Clarizio: M-126, 715-735-4300 ext. 4355.

Intramural Sports

Intramural sports are offered to meet current student interst and may include flag football, ping-pong, basketball, volleyball, softball, broomball and pool. Watch for sign-ups in the Main lobby or contact the Athletic Director Dale Van Duinen: F-133, 715-735-4300 ext. 4362.

The Local Band Coalition

For those interested in playing in local bands, contact music professor David Giebler : T-135, 715-735-4300 ext. 4316.

N.E.W. Concert Band

The NorthEast Wisconsin Band is made up of community members and university students. You can earn credit for participation by registering for MUS 071 in the Solution Center. The group meets weekly on Mondays at Coleman High School and has one performance each semester. Contact Cindy Bailey: M-144, 715-735-4300 ext. 4312.

Northern Lights Arts Journal

The Northern Lights Art Journal is a publication of students and community artwork and creative writing. The journal is currently on hiatus. Instead the English and art faculty have begun a visual art and creative writing contest called Art + Words in the spring of each semester. Please email Amy Reddinger with any questions. UW-Marinette students also have opportunities to submit creative writing to literature journals located on other UW Colleges campuses from time to time.  Students should watch e-mail carefully for calls or contact an English faculty member for more information.”

Psychology Club

For students who are interested in careers in psychology and counseling, contact Professor Crystal Hendrick : M-112, 715-735-4300 ext. 4319.

Science and Computer Club

With the ever-growing area of scientific knowledge, this is an organization that is sure to be a benefit if you are planning to major in a science. Get together with other science majors and help prepare yourself with all the latest information in this area. Contact Professor Keith West: F-107, 715-735-4300 ext. 4352.

Stateline Voyagers

This is an outdoor club dedicated to hiking, biking, skiing, kayaking or whatever gets us outside. Voyagers also combine forces with the local biking club Spokes and Folks for great rides including the Menominee River Century held on the last Sunday of June each year. Contact Professor Keith West: F-107, 715-735-4300 ext. 4352.

Student Ambassadors

UW-Marinette Student Ambassadors represent the campus to the community. They lead campus tours for high school students during Preview Days and help with orientation and graduation. They also sponsor blood drives on campus. In the past Student Ambassadors have helped during the Christmas season with the Salvation Army and have participated in local parades. Student Ambassadors meet every other Friday during universal lunch hour. This is a great organization for community service and public relations experience. Contact Evelyn Neziri at 715-735-4300 x4359 or in Room M-132.

Student Government

UW-Marinette has a student government and a collegium comprised of faculty, staff and students.

This organization is responsible for the distribution of student segregated fees on the UW-Marinette campus. Student Senators are elected by the student body and serve on a variety of campus governing committees as well as the Student Governance Council for the state of Wisconsin and the United Council. Meetings are held every Wednesday during universal lunch hour. Interested persons can contact  Alex Lawlor: room M-160, 715-735-4300 x4336.  

Students also have a voice in the statewide institutional governance structure. The UW Colleges Student Governance Council elects three representatives and three alternates who sit on the statewide UW Colleges Senate.

Find more information about UW Colleges SGC.

Theatre on the Bay

Theatre on the Bay offers opportunities to UW-Marinette thespians in productions year-round. Watch for audition announcements. Students can work on-stage and back-stage alongside professional and community actors and technicians. Contact Professor Rebecca Stone Thornberry: T-136, 715-735-4300 ext. 4314.

Visual & Performing Arts Club

The Visual and Performing Arts Club promotes active participation in the arts on campus and in the Marinette community.  Through a combination of workshops, lectures, movies, trips, and activities, students will broaden their creative horizons.  This club is open to all who are interested in the arts in any form.  Contact Asst. Professor of Art, Lisa Wicka in room T-137 or by phone at 715-735-4300 x4322 or Asst. Professor of Theatre Arts Rebecca Stone Thornberry in room T-136 or by phone at 715-735-4300 x4314 for more details.

West Shore Chorale and Bay Shore Orchestra

The choir and orchestra consists of university students and community members. Students may take this course for credit as MUS 072. The group meets weekly on Tuesdays from 6:30-8:30 pm in T-117 of the Fine Arts Building. There is one or two performances each semester. Contact Professor David Giebler: T-135, 715-735-4300 ext. 4316.

Writers’ Club

Network with other writers and writers’ groups for Poetry Month in April. The Manifest and Northern Lights are opportunities for you to publicize your works. Contact Professor Amy Reddinger: L-115, 715-735-4300 ext. 4321.