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Blackhawk Technical College offers a wide variety of student organizations for students to participate in. These organizations provide opportunities for leadership, professional growth, and building connections throughout the college community. For more information about student organizations or to inquire about starting a new organization, please contact Megan Wisnowski, Student Engagement Specialist, at mwisnowski@blackhawk.edu

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The BTC Bowling Team is open to all students interested in collegiate bowling, regardless of experience. The team practices once a week and compete in tournaments through the Great Lakes Bowling League, an area collegiate bowling association. Additionally, the team occasionally travels to scrimmages at other area colleges.

Join the Bowling Team

Business Professionals of America is the leading CTSO (Career and Technical Student Organization) for students pursuing careers in business management, office administration, information technology, and other related career fields. BPA has 43,000 members in over 2,300 chapters in 23 states. The mission of Business Professionals of America is to contribute to the preparation of a world-class workforce through the advancement of leadership, citizenship, academic, and technological skills.

Join BPA

The Criminal Justice Association is open to all BTC students interested in the history and experiences of law enforcement. The purpose of this organization is to help members learn to lead by example; make connections and serve their community; distinguish individual career goals, encourage strengths, and develop skills.

Join the Criminal Justice Association

The Dental Auxiliary Student Association (DASA) is available to all students enrolled in the Dental Assisting and Dental Hygiene programs. This student organization promotes leadership skills, networking and team-building opportunities, and dental-related educational enrichment. DASA-sponsored events provide opportunities to connect with others within the college and with professionals in the community. 

Join DASA

The Epicurean Club provides students who are interested in the Culinary Arts field to participate in educational activities that enhance their culinary skills. Students have the opportunity to show off their talents at various competitions throughout the year.

Join the Epicurean Club

Join the eSports League if you like gaming and/or are interested in collegiate eSports! The competitive eSports teams compete in a variety of games at state and national tournaments. We also have social gaming and is a great way to socialize with your peers.

Join the eSports League

The Medical Imaging Club's goals are to: develop leadership and professionalism in its members; promote learning opportunities within the field of Medical Imaging; provide educational enrichment and student opportunities to its members; and establish a good reputation within the community and promote relationships with clinical affiliates.

Join the Medical Imaging Club

The Multi-Cultural Alliance (MCA) promotes campus diversity initiatives and activities at BTC. Members promote goodwill, grow leadership skills, and develop professional skills for social and racial justice. MCA has participated in tours to the Milton House, art museum visits, and various cultural programming including Soul Food Luncheon, Black History Month, Veterans Day, Native American History, and Holocaust Remembrance. 

Join the Multi-Cultural Alliance

The NSLS is the largest leadership honor society in the United States. Our NSLS chapter at Blackhawk Technical College was started in 2019. Our local chapter is part of the national organization with 700+ chapters and over 1.4 million members. 

Students are selected based on exemplary academic achievement. As of 2021 we have 231 members who have access to:

The NSLS leadership program teaches the interpersonal skills that employers seek to give you an edge in the job market. Hear directly from current members as they share how their experience has changed their life.

If you become a member, some of the other benefits are:

  • Learn from exceptional leaders like former President Barack Obama during exclusive Speaker Broadcasts.
  • Meet new friends and make lifelong connections (on-campus and virtually).
  • Overcome challenges with success coaches shortcutting your way to success.
  • Access to private networking events.

Visit the NSLS website to learn more about and accept your nomination. 

Join NSLS


Frequently Asked Questions:

Some of the common questions we receive are listed below. If you have any other questions, visit nsls.org to chat with a team member or email help@nsls.org.

What do I have to do to become inducted?
Our five-step program takes approximately 12 hours over the course of the semester at your pace. 

Is this recognized on campus?
We are a Registered Student Organization (RSO). As of 2021, we had 231 in our chapter and there are more than 1.4 million members nationwide.

Peer Advisors are a select group of students who represent BTC, as well as their own programs, to our student body and local communities. They serve as Advising, Registration, and Orientation (ARO) leaders, tour guides, group facilitators, and assist with the many events that take place on campus. Peer Advisors develop leadership and teamwork skills that will benefit them in their careers. Candidates are selected through a screening and interview process each semester.

Become a Peer Advisor

Phi Theta is recognized as the official honor society for community colleges by the American Association of Community Colleges. Membership is based on superior academic achievement and is conferred only by invitation of your local chapter. Phi Theta Kappa promotes academic achievement and provides service opportunities for professional growth and fellowship. 

Join Phi Theta Kappa

The PAS organization meets primarily at the Monroe Campus but is open to all BTC students. PAS works with students who are interested in agriculture, agribusiness, and natural resources. The purpose of PAS is to provide opportunities for individual growth, leadership, and career preparation.

Join PAS

The mission of the BTC Student Government Association is to represent the current and future student needs and wants for the greater benefit of the student body. Student Government Association provides opportunities to build fellowship within the college community while providing numerous opportunities for professional growth for all BTC students.

The Student Government Association is part of the Wisconsin Student Government Association. Our students represent BTC at Wisconsin Student Government meetings and conferences, as well as, meet with our state legislators on important issues. 

Join SGA

The Student Nurses Association (SNA) is a national, state, and local organization for Nursing students and aspiring Nursing students. The SNA mission is to convey the standards and ethics of the Nursing profession; promote the development of the skills that students will need as responsible and accountable members of the Nursing profession; advocate for high quality, evidence-based, affordable, and accessible health care; advocate for and contribute to advances in Nursing education; and develop Nursing students who are prepared to lead the profession in the future.

Join SNA

The Surgical Technology Club (STC) is open to all students enrolled in the Surgical Technology program at BTC. The goal of the club is to provide opportunities to develop skills needed to enter and advance in careers in Surgical Technology. This is done by developing leadership and professionalism, promoting networking and team building opportunities, and providing surgical-related educational enrichment to members.

Join STC

The purpose of the BTC Veterans Club is to provide a single point of contact for any and all activities related to Veterans' education. This includes coordinating with local, regional, state, and national veterans' organizations to provide services that support the student veterans' educational experience. The BTC Veterans Club also conducts activities that illustrate and celebrate past and present contributions to society as a whole.

Join the Veterans Club

 
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