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Student Clubs

College isn’t all about going to class and working. Part of the enjoyment is getting to meet new people that you share an interest with. One great way to do this is through clubs. There are both academic and recreational clubs at Lake Michigan College - explore existing clubs and find out about starting your own below!




To join a club or learn more about a club, please reach out to the listed club advisor. Here are the currently active clubs at Lake Michigan College:

Billiards Club
This club is for students interested in playing billiards/pool of any skill level. They work on developing their skills and having fun playing in the Hawk’s Nest 1st floor.
Club Advisor: Kyle Kelly

Career Club
Career Club is for the students to explore career resources locally and offered by LMC. It meets at the Allegan Campus about once a month. Students plan an event each semester relating to career exploration. Open to all students, though the club encourages students to be Allegan campus specific since it meets in person at that campus between classes.
Club Advisors: Mya Hernandez & Myrna McNitt

Cheer Team
The philosophy of the cheerleading program at LMC has three major goals: to be a support group for all athletic teams, encouraging school spirit; to strive to build a successful competitive program; and to help our athletes develop qualities to achieve success in all future endeavors. The team practices 2 days a week and performs at home basketball games. Typically, season begins in June and ends at the end of February. Students must try out to be on the Cheer Team.
Club Advisor: Pam McVay

Democracy Club
The club’s purpose it to educate members about the importance of democratic values and how to become more involved. The club also discusses local politics typically while enjoying pizza.
Club Advisor: Amy Scrima

International Club
This club is for any students interested in learning and discussing about international affairs, culture, travel, study abroad, and more.
Club Advisor: Amy Scrima

InterVarsity/Fellowship of Christian Athletes
The purpose of InterVarsity Christian Fellowship/USA is to establish and advance at colleges and universities witnessing communities of students and faculty who follow Jesus as Savior and Lord: growing in love for God, God’s Word, God’s people of every ethnicity and culture, and God’s purposes in the world. And, FCA seeks to make disciples through our strategy of engaging, equipping and empowering coaches and athletes to know and grow in Christ and lead others to do the same.
Club Advisor: Doug Schaffer

Ladies of Distinction (LOD)
The vision of LOD is to create and support a welcoming space where female African American LMC Students can gather, consult, act, and reflect on their experience at LMC and how to elevate their contributions to a vibrant student life at LMC.
Club Advisor: Cam Herth

Men of Merit (MOM)
The vision of MOM is to create and support a welcoming space where male African American LMC Students can gather consult, consult, act, and reflect on their experience at LMC and how to elevate their contributions to a vibrant student life at LMC.
Club Advisor: Cam Herth

Movie Club
This club meets every other Sunday at Celebration Cinema to see a movie. Before the movie, the club plays trivia about the movie, discusses any club business like upcoming volunteer projects, and more. The club is a great fit for any student that loves movies.
Club Advisor: Pam McVay

National Society of Leadership and Success (NSLS)
The NSLS focus is on leadership, and it provides a program which helps students achieve personal growth, career success, and empowers them to have a positive impact in their communities.
Club Advisor: Tiffany Bohm

Project 1808 Club
This club supports the larger non-profit, Project 1808, Inc. based out of Madison, WI through fund-raising, and encourages students to become global citizens by working with and traveling to Koinadugu College in Kabala, Sierra Leone. The club meets biweekly, typically alongside the International Club. Open to all students who desire to make a difference in the world.
Club Advisor: Susan Balmes

Phi Theta Kappa (PTK)
PTK focuses on 4 pillars: service, scholarship, leadership and fellowship. PTK is active during the Fall and Spring semester and meets once a month. PTK aims to do a community service project at least once a month, a leadership exercise once a month at membership meetings, schedule social events, and share scholarship information among other things. PTK membership is by invite only. A student must have completed at least 12 credits at the 100 level and have a cumulative GPA of 3.25 or higher.
Club Advisor: Pam McVay

SAGA: Sexuality and Gender Acceptance Club
SAGA focuses on LGBTQA+ folks and allies learning and having fun together, while working toward a more accepting environment in our lives and on campus.
Club Advisors: Sean Newmiller & Missy Howse-Kurtz

Student Multicultural Organization (SMO)
The SMO is a student-driven club with the purpose of creating a welcoming space to gather and reflect collectively as a group on the strengths that exist in the cultural diversity that each of us bring to the table. The mission is to share the unity that we possess in our diversity by collaborating, coordinating, and implementing ideas into planned activities and events at LMC and in the wider community.
Club Advisor: Cam Herth

Performing Arts Opportunities

For information on Performing Arts clubs and other engagement opportunities, contact the Performing Arts department at 269-927-8876.

Music Production Technology Club
Pit Orchestra
Stage Crew


Current offerings

Don’t see a club that fits your interests? Check out the “START A CLUB” tab.

Here are some clubs that have been active in the past, but are not currently active: Music Production Club, Anime Club, Harbor Lights (a Capella choir), Magic Club, Ski & Snowboard Club, Pokémon Club, Health & Wellness Club, Drama Club, Black Student Caucus, Women in Business Club, Accounting & Finance Club, Young Producers Club, Cosplay Club, Bird Watching/Animal Appreciation Club, LMC Gamers Guild, LMC Sky Kings, Black Student Caucus, Runners Club, Photography Club, Tabletop RPG Club, Botany Club, and more!


Not only is starting a club easy, but it’s also a great way to build your resume, sharpen your leadership skills and have something interesting to talk about when you apply to a 4-year college or interview for a job. So, go ahead – get started! Contact the Student Life Office at for more information. 

  1. Read the student organization guidelines and responsibilities
  2. Have at least 4 current LMC students interested in leading the club.
  3. Recruit a campus advisor. It can be any LMC faculty or staff member who is willing to help out.
  4. Complete a Club/Organization Charter Application Form.
  5. Complete a Student Organization Leader Commitment Form
  6. Have your advisor read the Advisor Handbook and complete the advisor consent form
  7. Contact the Graduate Assistant for Student Life at Prepare to discuss ideas, mission, and goals. This is an opportunity to ask any questions you may have about starting a club
  8. Meet with club members and have fun!

Responsibilities of Student Club Leaders

  1. Participate in Club Rush at the beginning of each semester
  2. Create a hospitable environment fostering an acceptance and diversity of people, opinions, and experiences
  3. Promote and maintain the club/organization's active presence at Lake Michigan College
  4. Maintain at least 4 active club members
  5. Complete at least one community service opportunity for members to participate in
  6. Develop a proactive relationship with your club advisor: 
    • Discuss expectations with your advisor
    • Schedule regular meetings (at least once a month) with your advisor
    • Acknowledge and express gratitude for your advisor's time and energy
    • Notify your advisor of all major meetings, events, and projects the club is working on
    • Consult with club advisor if an event or publication could be perceived as inappropriate
    • Collaborate with club advisor to manage club funds and budgeting in an honest and respectful manner
  7. Submit club meetings and events on the LMC calendar page at least one week in advance using the Submit an Event Form on the LMC calendar page
  8. Facilitate regular communication with the Graduate Assistant for Student Life
  9. Attend Club Orientation and at least one leadership development session per semester

Club Forms

Guidelines and Responsibilities

1. Provide assistance and direction to the student organization
2. Encourage the student organization leadership team to develop programs and events that add to the educational mission of the college
3. Meet with club leaders at least once a month 
4. Encourage and assist the club leadership team in creating a hospitable environment fostering an acceptance and diversity of people, opinions, and experiences. 
5. You have the right to postpone a publication or event, if you deem it inappropriate, until it is brought before the Student Life Committee
6. Understand Lake Michigan College policy and procedures, as detailed in the Student Handbook
7. Assist in the management and oversight of the organization's budget. 

Advisor Handbook

Please read prior to signing the Advisor Consent Form.

Advisor Consent Form

In order for a new club to be chartered, the advisor must read and electronically sign the advisor consent form

Find out more about how you can get involved by contacting:


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