Catch the Spirit! Involvement in student organizations provides opportunities to explore areas of interest, meet new friends, and build a resume for success.
In addition to athletics and performance groups, the University of Wisconsin-Platteville Baraboo Sauk County offers a variety of student clubs and organizations for those interested in making the most of their college experience. Interested in starting your own club? Stop by the Student Government Association office and request the Club Start-up paperwork.
The Archaeology Club is devoted to learning more about the field of archeology/anthropology.
Advisor: George Christiansen
Opportunity for students to learn self-defense and martial arts.
Advisor: Jason Schulte
Disc Golf Club
Meet new players in competitive and non-competitive settings at the Baraboo course or travel to other courses sponsoring tournaments and to raise funds to repair and maintain the campus.
Advisor: Marc Seals
The Gaming Club gathers to play games of all type with an emphasis on board games.
Advisor: Mike Jacobs
The Green /STEM Club is active in increasing awareness of environmental sustainability and stewardship. It provides lectures and films focused on sustainability as well as promoting an understanding of careers in the Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) disciplines.
Advisor: David Olson
The Hockey Club presents students with the opportunity to learn the game of hockey and participate in a fun environment among colleagues.
Advisor: Stephen Swallen
Global Awareness Club
Global Awareness Club invites students to celebrate world cultures by gathering for ethnic-centered activities such as movies, games, cooking and sharing personal/travel experiences, and planning for and celebrating international holidays on and off campus.
Advisors: Treasa Bane and Sara Roltgen
UW-Platteville Baraboo Sauk County students may enroll in music courses to work toward Application and Performance requirements (three credits are required), or to help fulfill elective requirements (30 credits). Declared music majors are required to participate in a school ensemble.
Contact the chairperson of the UW-Platteville Baraboo Sauk County Music Department chair for more information on music major requirements and for information on music scholarship awards.
For students whose elective requirements are filled with other courses, participation as a community member is another good option.
“Go into all the world and proclaim the gospel to the whole creation” Mark 16:15. Membership is open to anyone. This group participates in various community services projects as well as bible study.
Advisor: Kayle Hertz
Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society
Phi Theta Kappa is an internationally-recognized Honor Society that acknowledges academic achievement, leadership and service. Phi Theta Kappa membership is the highest academic honor students can receive at a two-year college. Membership is open to UW-Platteville Baraboo Sauk students who have earned at least 12 credits, a minimum GPA of 3.0 and a record of good citizenship.
Advisor: Jason Schulte
The mission of P.R.I.D.E. Club is primarily to educate and advocate for diversity issues. The organization strives to provide a safe space for individuals of any race, ethnicity, religion, ability, sexuality, and gender. We also work within the community to educate and collaborate on important LGBT+ issues.
Advisor: Gabe Riviere
PUB Club is committed to promoting publications on campus.
Advisor: Kelly Dwyer
Experience Scotland Club
The Experience Scotland Club provides students planning to participate in the Experience Scotland study abroad program with information, support, and the opportunity to fundraise.
Advisor: Matt Fencl
Spirit Lake Review
Spirit Lake Review, the annual campus literary magazine, was founded in 2004. Spirit Lake Review publishes fiction, poetry, creative nonfiction, and art by UW-Platteville Baraboo Sauk students and community members.
The magazine is distributed locally and stocked on campus as well as at The Village Booksmith and the Coffee Bean in Baraboo. Circulation of the magazine and contributors’ readings give students opportunities to share their talents with a wide audience.
Editors: The Spirit Lake Review editors enroll in English 205: Literary Magazines (AP/EL), a three-credit course that meets Wednesday evenings in the spring. Editors gain practical knowledge in literary magazine production work and learn what they love about language and literature.
Publishing responsibilities range from selection of pieces to final proofreading. The editorial staff handles every aspect of layout. The English 205 instructor serves as faculty advisor to the magazine’s all-student editorial staff.
The class is stimulating, rewarding, and fun.
Support and submissions: Printing of the magazine is possible due to generous support from Capital Newspapers. The creativity is generously provided by the students and community members who contribute! For more information, contact advisor Kelly Dwyer or visit the Spirit Lake Review Facebook.
Student Government Association
Student Government Association (SGA) is the official representative and legislative group on campus. SGA works with the faculty, staff and students on a wide range of campus-specific and system-wide issues. The SGA also helps develop the annual segregated fee budget, which funds all co-curricular activities, including varsity athletics and all other recognized student clubs. You don’t have to be an elected member of SGA to participate in SGA meetings and activities.
Elections are held in the spring for the following academic year's president, constitution and elections chair, and two student senators. In the fall, the remaining six seats are elected.
Advisor: Jason Schulte