Student Involvement

  • Club Sports
  • Faith-Based Groups
  • General Greek Organizations
  • Honorary Organizations
  • Intercollegiate Athletics
  • Intramural Sports
  • Latino Student Programs
  • Leadership and Military Science Education
  • Moving Onward to Disability Empowerment (MODE)
  • Music Activities
  • Opportunities in Journalism and Communication
  • Service Organizations & Programs
  • Special Interest Groups
  • Spirit Program
  • Theatre and Dance

Club Sports


For a more in-depth sports experience than the intramural and/or general recreation program, club sports blend together the learning of new skills, practicing with fellow students/participants, and the opportunity to compete at an intercollegiate level.

Active clubs include:

Aikido Disc Golf Outdoor Club Tennis
Baseball Dodgeball Paintball Tricking
Basketball (women) Fencing Rugby (men & women) Ultimate Frisbee (men & women)
Bowling (men) Fishing Ski and Snowboard Volleyball (men & women)
Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Karate Soccer (men & women) Water Polo
Club Golf Lacrosse (men & women) Softball Water Ski and Wakeboard
Cycling League of Legends Table Tennis Weightlifting

Faith-Based Groups


The following faith-based organizations are represented on campus: Cru, Believers in Christ, InterVarsity Christian Fellowship, Warhawk Catholic (Roman Catholic), Fellowship of Christian Athletes, IGNITE Ministry and Bible Study, Lutheran Episcopal Campus Ministry, Navigators, Pagan Spirituality Student Organization, Campus Ministry International, and WELS Campus Ministry. In addition, the Campus Ministry Center is affiliated with the following Christian faiths: Catholic, Lutheran, Episcopal, and United Ministries in Higher Education (Presbyterian, Congregational United Church of Christ, United Methodist, and American Baptist). Local churches or off-campus houses maintained by religious organizations provide the facilities for religious and social programs. Some meetings are held in University facilities.

General Greek Organizations



Fourteen general Greek fraternities maintain chapters on the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater campus. Thirteen of these – Kappa Alpha Psi, Alpha Phi Alpha, Alpha Sigma Phi, Chi Sigma Tau, Delta Chi, Phi Beta Sigma, Omega Psi Phi, Lambda Alpha Upsilon, Sigma Tau Gamma, Lambda Chi Alpha, Tau Kappa Epsilon, Phi Delta Theta, and Pi Kappa Alpha - are nationally affiliated. Phi Chi Epsilon is a local fraternity. A male student may become acquainted with a fraternity through inquiry to the particular fraternity or by contacting Career and Leadership Development.


Eight sororities maintain chapters on the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater campus. Seven of these - Alpha Gamma Delta, Delta Sigma Theta, Delta Zeta, Gamma Alpha Omega, Zeta Sigma Chi, Sigma Sigma Sigma, and Zeta Phi Beta - are nationally affiliated. Alpha Sigma is a local sorority. A female student may become acquainted with a sorority through inquiry to the particular sorority or by contacting Career and Leadership Development.

Honorary Organizations


The following Honorary Organizations are represented on the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater campus: Beta Alpha Psi (business), Beta Beta Beta (biology), Delta Alpha Pi (students with disabilities), Delta Phi Alpha (German), Gamma Theta Upsilon (Geography, Geology, and Environmental Science), Golden Key National Honor Society (Juniors/Seniors; service-oriented), the Honors Student Association, National Residence Hall Honorary, Phi Alpha (social work), Phi Eta Sigma (Freshmen), Sigma Alpha Lambda, Kappa Delta Pi (education), Pi Omega Pi (Business Education), The National Society of Leadership and Success, and Theta Alpha Phi (theatre). Many of these honorary organizations have a service component as well.

Intercollegiate Athletics

Student Athlete Handbook

The University of Wisconsin-Whitewater is home to one of the most successful NCAA Division III collegiate athletic programs in the nation. The UW-Whitewater Intercollegiate Athletics Department will contribute to the educational process of our students by providing an environment that supports the mission of the University and a quality intercollegiate athletic experience. An integral part of this mission is the development of accountability through personal commitment and choices with regard to the ongoing health of those in our care. We support the Division III philosophy that student-athletes are indeed students first, athletes second and therefore, earning a baccalaureate is paramount. Excellence in academics and athletics is an expected result of the Warhawk athletic experience.  UW-Whitewater is a member of the Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference and offers the following sports:


Baseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Football, Indoor/Outdoor Track and Field, Soccer, Swimming/Diving, Tennis, and Wrestling.


Basketball, Bowling, Cross Country, Golf, Gymnastics, Indoor/Outdoor Track and Field, Softball, Soccer, Swimming /Diving, Tennis, and Volleyball.

Intramural Sports


An extensive program of intramural sports is available for all students, faculty, and staff. Tournaments and leagues are conducted throughout the year in various activities such as 9-hole golf, bags, basketball, badminton, disc golf, dodgeball, indoor and outdoor flag football, floor hockey, innertube water polo, sand volleyball, indoor and outdoor soccer, softball, table tennis, tennis, volleyball, wallyball, wheelchair basketball, racquetball, indoor and outdoor ultimate Frisbee, and wrestling. Entry forms for these activities are available in the Intramural Office, Williams Center 100. Employment opportunities are also available as sports officials in flag football, floor hockey, basketball, soccer, softball, and volleyball.

Latino Student Programs


The Office of Latino Student Programs promotes the recruitment, retention, and graduation of Latino students. The office strives to retain new and continuing Latino students by helping them develop their academic and critical thinking skills. The office is also engaged in developing and implementing both academic and cultural programs which contribute to students’ personal and intellectual development, making the University more knowledgeable concerning Latino culture, and developing closer ties with the Latino community at a local and global level (including study abroad opportunities and International Student Exchanges).

Latino Student Programs collaborates closely with other units of Academic Support Services as well as Career Services, the Financial Aid Office, and the departments of Race and Ethnic Cultures and Languages and Literatures, among others, in order to successfully integrate Latino students into university life so that greater numbers can gain access to meaningful information and services as well as prepare them for career opportunities or graduate school.

Leadership and Military Science Education


Qualified graduate students who are interested in acquiring valuable credentials, financial assistance, and career choices should consider enrolling in the Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC) program. The two-year program leads to a commission and possible service to the nation in the US Army, National Guard, or Army Reserves. The courses studied also provide students with the credentials and specialized leadership expertise to be successful supervisors, managers, or administrators and is universally applicable across a broad spectrum of professions. Applications are available from the Department of Leadership, Military Science, and Aerospace Studies.

The completion of the Army ROTC Program - Leadership, Military Science and Aerospace Studies Department - and a baccalaureate degree lead to a Commission in the United States Army Reserve.

Moving Onward to Disability Empowerment (MODE)


MODE is an organization that provides university students and community members the opportunity to change their own lives and make a difference in the lives of people who have disabilities. Through social activities, education, and political activity, MODE strives to promote universal design and inclusion for people with disabilities. The organization aims to educate students about resources, to involve them in extra-curricular activities, and to help them attain skills that will be paramount in their personal and professional lives. MODE offers members the opportunity to develop diverse friendships and to obtain knowledge about various disabilities through the sharing of experiences.

For further information on MODE, or for information concerning disability services, students may contact the Center for Students with Disabilities office.  To become involved visit the Warhawk Involvement Center in the University Center.

Music Activities


The Department of Music sponsors a wide variety of instrumental and vocal performing groups, including Bands (Warhawk Marching Band, Symphonic Wind Ensemble, Concert Band, and University Band), Orchestras (Symphony Orchestra and Chamber Orchestra), Choirs (Chamber Singers, Concert Choir, Singing Sirens, Meistersingers Men’s Chorus, Vocal Jazz, and Gospel Choir), Jazz (Jazz Ensembles I and II, and small group Jazz opportunities), and many small instrumental ensembles, as well as opportunities for musical theatre and opera performance. All ensembles sponsored by the department are open by audition to all UW-Whitewater students. Playing or singing in an ensemble can be a rich and rewarding experience for any UW-Whitewater student, both musically and socially.

The Department of Music annually sponsors over 100 concerts and recitals, including student groups and solo recitals, solo and chamber recitals by our faculty, and performances by a wide array of nationally and internationally known guest artists and chamber groups. Most programs are offered free of charge.

Television Station 

UWW-TV is the campus cable channel that televises original news, sports, entertainment and educational programs to the campus community, produced entirely by students. UWW-TV broadcasts many live and pre-recorded programs from Conover Studio in the lower level of Andersen Library, and provides an excellent four-year experience in broadcast journalism and electronic media video production.


The Royal Purple, publishing since 1901, is a weekly newspaper with a circulation of 7,000. The editorial staff, all UW-Whitewater students, is solely responsible for the content that appears in the newspaper and online. While the newspaper is printed weekly, the online edition of the Royal Purple is updated throughout the week. The paper has won numerous awards in recent years at the state and Midwest level.

Radio Station

91.7 The Edge, WSUW-FM, is a student-run radio station that has been on the air in Whitewater since 1966. With its tower atop Hyer Hall, The Edge reaches the surrounding communities of Whitewater, Palmyra, Fort Atkinson, East Troy, and Watertown. 91.7 The Edge plays alternative, hip-hop, and metal music along with a great lineup of specialty shows including a variety of music from jazz to EDM. The station offers a wide variety of opportunities for students from all majors to gain relevant experience in the broadcasting field. Whether it be announcing, marketing, sports, production, or news, 91.7 The Edge is a creative outlet for those individuals who seek a rewarding experience working in the entertainment industry.

Service Organizations & Programs


A  wide variety of service organizations exist, providing students with numerous ways to contribute to the campus and community. These organizations include, but are not limited to, America Reads, Circle K, Colleges Against Cancer, Dream Scholars and Colleagues, Empower, Freedom Force, Habitat for Humanity, Helping Hands,  Peace Education Activism through Creative Engagement, Student Optimist Club, Coalition Against Sexual and Interpersonal Violence, and numerous faith-based and Greek organizations which also offer service projects.

Special Interest Groups 

UW-Whitewater recognizes a large number of special interest groups. A complete directory of all student organizations, their officers, and advisors is available through Career and Leadership Development.

Spirit Program


The Cheer and Stunt Squads support the athletic teams and promote campus spirit. The squads perform at all home games and accompany the Warhawks to away games. Cheerleading tryouts are open to all interested men and women, held in the Fall for the Basketball Cheer & Stunt Team and in the Spring for the Football Cheer and Stunt Team. 

The Dance Team supports Warhawk athletic teams at all home football and basketball games. Tryouts take place each Spring for Football and each Fall for Basketball. 

Willie Warhawk is also part of the Spirit Program.

Theatre and Dance


The Department of Theatre/Dance presents six major productions annually, including a musical or opera, a touring children’s play and a dance concert, as well as student-produced scenes and one-act plays. These activities provide rich opportunities for students to see and participate in a wide range of theatrical productions. Students may also participate in the technical aspects of productions and in theatre management, and may audition for roles in any of the productions. All participation in Theatre/Dance productions may be taken for class credit.  Camaraderie through theatre activities will enliven college life, and the arts and skills learned will forever enhance students’ lives.  Student groups Theta Alpha Phi (a national theatre fraternity open to men and women) and UWW Dance Company (open to all students) are service organizations which promote the Theatre/Dance department and its activities, as well as theatre and dance on campus.

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