Student Life Activities, Clubs and Organizations

Academic Activities, Clubs and organizations are active on an academic year basis. To be considered an active club or organization, the sponsor must submit an updated constitution and current year roster, and must elect two representatives to serve on the Student Senate. Check out Academic Activities and Clubs and Organizations below!

Academic Activities

BCC Theatre is open to all students and community members with a desire to participate in acting, directing, playwriting, musical theatre, and technical theatre. This group consist of actors, stage managers, directors, technicians, makeup artists, costumers, properties designers, set designers, lighting designers, graphic artists, and dramaturges.  Barton Theatre produces a minimum of four productions per academic year; dramas, comedies, musicals, student productions and showcases.  Auditions are necessary and scholarships are available.
Contact: Erin Renard, Director of Theatre, (620)786-1187  |  renarde@bartonccc.edu

Concert Choir is open to all Barton students without audition. The choir performs all styles of music from classical to Broadway and presents two concerts each semester. The course fulfills one of the required General Education Activities Course requirements and is a repeatable course.
The choir rehearses three times a week, and receives one or two credits. Music scholarships are available. Please see the director for scholarship information. 
Instructor: Vern Fryberger, Fine Arts Building - Room 02  |  (620) 792-9395  |  frybergerv@bartonccc.edu

Concert Band is open to all Barton students. The band performs music from all styles and time periods with emphasis on the standard band repertoire. The group performs in concerts in the fall semester. The band meets once a week for one or two academic credits. Instrumental performance awards are available by audition.
Instructor: Steve Lueth, F-Building - Room 08  |  (620) 792-9396  |  lueths@bartonccc.edu

Da Capo is a small men's vocal ensemble. This group is highly visible and will perform for many community events as well as College programs. This group meets three times a week for one credit. Auditions are necessary and scholarships are available.
Instructor: Vern Fryberger, Fine Arts Building - Room 02  |  (620) 792-9395, frybergerv@bartonccc.edu

Dolce is a small women's vocal ensemble. This group is highly visible and will perform for many community events as well as College programs. This group meets three times a week for one credit. Auditions are necessary and scholarships are available.
Instructor: Vern Fryberger, Fine Arts Building - Room 02  |  (620) 792-9395, frybergerv@bartonccc.edu

The Hilltop Singers is a selected group of 20 singers with instrumental backup of piano, trap set, and bass guitar. As a show choir they are a highly visible group in this area of the state and perform for many types of functions. An audition is necessary for membership in the show choir. Music scholarships are available by audition in the spring for the next academic year.
Instructor: Vern Fryberger, Fine Arts Building - Room 02  |  (620) 792-9395, frybergerv@bartonccc.edu

The Interrobang is the student newspaper of the College. Its function is to report the news of the College and issues of interest to the College population. The staff is made up of interested college students. Three hours of credit is granted.
Sponsor: Peter Solie, Student Union - Room 124  |  (620) 792-9239  |  soliep@bartonccc.edu

Orchestra is a College-Community organization composed of musicians interested in performing in an orchestra. Membership is by audition or special permission only. The orchestra meets on a schedule in conjunction with spring semester musicals and presents concert performances.
Sponsor: Steve Lueth, F-Building - Room 08  |  (620) 792-9396  |  lueths@bartonccc.edu

Pep Band performs at home basketball games and other special events as requested by the instructor.  This group is committed to promoting spirit and excitement for Barton. Enrollment in Pep Band is necessary for membership. Pep Band members receive a performance award.
Sponsor: Steve Lueth, F-Building - Room 08  |  (620) 792-9396  |  lueths@bartonccc.edu

Stage Band is open to all students. Music is chosen from all jazz forms including swing, funk, rock, and Latin. Rehearsals are held twice weekly for one or two academic credits. Performance awards are available by audition.
Sponsor: Steve Lueth, F-Building - Room 08  |  (620) 792-9396  |  lueths@bartonccc.edu

Clubs and Organizations

Alpha Sigma Lambda, Kappa Beta Chi Chapter Non-Traditional National Honor Society
Alpha Sigma Lambda (ASL) is the premier national honor society for nontraditional adult students. ASL recognizes the special achievements of adults who accomplish academic excellence while facing competing interest of home and work. Barton Community College has its own chapter, Kappa Beta Chi, which serves both main campus and Ft. Riley campus students. To qualify for membership, the student must have completed 24 graded credits, including a minimum of 12 academic hours towards the general education concentration for an associate's degree. Those selected must have a minimum grade point average of 3.5 on a 4.0 scale, or its equivalent.
Sponsor: Deanna Heier, Technical Building - T-127  |  (620) 786-1118  |  heierd@bartonccc.edu
Co-sponsor: Jamie Oss, Classroom Building - C-117  |  (620) 792-9269  |  ossj@bartonccc.edu
BARTonline - Fort Leavenworth and Fort Riley: Janet Balk | (785)-784-6606  Ext 762 | balkj@bartonccc.edu

Barton Collegiate Farm Bureau
Barton Community College Collegiate Farm Bureau is a student organization with the goal of promoting agriculture though leadership and social activities. All Barton students are eligible for membership. Collegiate Farm Bureau is sponsored by the Barton Agriculture Business Management Department, the Barton County Farm Bureau, and Kansas Farm Bureau.
Sponsor: Vic Martin, T-Building - Room T190, (620) 792-9207  |  martinv@bartonccc.edu

Barton Multicultural Society
Barton Community College Multicultural Society is a student organization that is open to all students interested in fostering multiculturalism throughout the college and college community through leadership and social activities.
Sponsor: Joe Thornton, C-Building - C-106  |  (620) 792-9300  |  thorntonj@bartonccc.edu
Co-sponsor: Carol Murphy, C-Building - C-123  |  (620) 786-9170  |  murphyc@bartonccc.edu

Campus Christian Fellowship
Campus Christian Fellowship is composed of Christian students or students interested in learning more about Christianity who meet every week during the fall and spring semesters. Their large group meeting, called BASIC, meets in the Housing Commons T.V. room every Thursday night at 9 PM and is open to all. Prayer, Bible study and sharing dominate the weekly large group meeting. The group also organizes small-group Bible studies that meet through the week, participates in a fall retreat in September, Spring Break mission trips and a variety of other campus activities. Come and get involved!
Sponsor: Brian Howe, C-Building - C-116  |  (620) 792-9254  |  howeb@bartonccc.edu
Official website of the student ministry http://bartonccf.wordpress.com

Cheerleaders, Yell Leaders and Mascots
This is a highly select group of students who perform at all basketball games, both at home and away, and assist with other athletic events. Cheerleaders and Yell Leaders are selected on the basis of athletic and gymnastic ability, leadership, personal appearance, personality and scholastics.
Sponsor: Stephanie Joiner, PE Building - Room 113  |  (620) 792-9311  |  joiners@bartonccc.edu

Community Student Organization
Any student with a Workforce Training & Community Education Major at Barton Community College is eligible for membership. The organization's purposes include: to promote a wider acquaintance among its members, to maintain and increase their interest in community service, to develop leaders in the various Workforce Training & Community Education Majors, to aid in any campus activity relating to club work, to foster the best interest of Barton Community College and the interest of Community Student Organization members and encourage others to come to Barton Community College.
Sponsor: Kathy Boeger, T-Building  - Room T-126  |  (620)792-9203  |  boegerk@bartonccc.edu

Computer Club
The club provides an opportunity to increase leadership abilities of the members, provide insight to the computer area of the real world and recognize the characteristics important for future employment. It also gives students the opportunity to meet others with the same career interest.
Sponsor: Cristi Gale, T-Building - Room 79,  |  (620) 786-1183  |  galec@bartonccc.edu

Dante Deo
Dante Deo — Latin for “By the Gift of God” is a new Catholic college ministry that focuses on spiritual development, serving others, and creating opportunities for fellowship among BCC students.  Each week, the group host a guest speaker or participates in a social event, such as gathering for Half Price Apps, watching movies, participating in local service projects, or hanging out a barbeque.  Guest speakers converse with the group about relevant topics such as faith, relationships, service, using your talents, humility, and vocations.  The purpose of Dante Deo is to increase opportunities for fellowship, grow, and strengthen students' interest in both Catholic and Christian beliefs, develop student leaders with high integrity, values and morals, and to increase students' volunteer activity in our local community.  Students do not have to be Catholic to attend Dante Deo.  We meet in the Housing Commons TV room every Tuesday night at 8:00 p.m. For more information and to keep up-to-date with our group activities, please search our Facebook group "Dane Deo" and click "Join Group". All are welcome to join us on Tuesday evenings as we discuss topics that matter and make friends not just for college, but for life.
Sponsor:  Mercedes Helms, (620) 282-0327 (c)  |  mhelms@gbpeace.kscoxmail.com or helmsmercedes@hotmail.com 
Co-sponsor: Regan Ochs, (785) 673-6347 (c)  |  rochs@abbb.com

Forensics
The Barton Community College Forensics Team is dedicated to providing opportunities for development, education, and competition in and through collegiate forensics.
The team participates in individual speech events, parliamentary debate, and IPDA debate traveling the Midwest and beyond.
Excellent scholarships are available through participation.
Click here for more information.
Sponsor: William Sheffield | Fine Arts Office - 129A  |  620-786-1153

Gay Straight Alliance Club (GSA)
The Gay Straight Alliance Club is open to all Barton Community college students. The purpose is to provide education to the campus and greater surrounding community about Lesbian/Gay/Bisexual/Transgender issues, to provide support to LGBT students in a safe environment and to plan social events for LGBT and straight allies.
Sponsor: Erin Renard, Fine Arts Building - Room 138  |  (620) 786-1187  |  renarde@bartonccc.edu

Hispanic American Leadership Organization (HALO)
The Hispanic American Leadership Organization (HALO) is open to all Barton students. HALO promotes the Hispanic culture on campus and in the community. Provides an inviting environment to develop leadership skills, social skills, community service, and fostering of academic and career achievement.
Sponsor: Baudilio Hernandez, Learning Resource Center - L-110  |  (620)-786-1174  |  hernandezb@bartonccc.edu

Journalism Crew (J Crew)
The Journalism Crew (J Crew) of Barton Community College is for students interested in the study of journalism including print, radio or broadcast. J Crew seeks to unite journalists of talent, truth and energy in good fellowship; to foster the best interest of journalism at Barton County Community College; and to interest others in the Barton journalism program. No Journalism experience needed.
Sponsor: Peter Solie, Student Union - U-124  |  (620) 792-9239  |  soilep@bartonccc.edu

Lambda Alpha Epsilon
The Sigma Phi Omega Chapter was established at Barton Community College in 1969 for students and practitioners. Sigma Phi Omega provides fellowship among students studying criminal justice through a variety of social and professional events. Students may also receive training in crime scene investigation, firearms, and a variety of other criminal justice related functions to compete against other college chapters both in-state and regionally.

National Association for Music Education (NAfME)
NAfME Collegiate is the college organization under the parent group MENC (Music Educators National Conference).
Membership is open to any student actively participating in the music department as music major and/or a member of the performing groups within the music department.
The purpose of NAfME Collegiate membership is to afford students an opportunity for professional orientation and development while still in school, and to enable students to gain understanding of:

  • The basic truths and principles that underlie the role of music in human life.
  • The philosophy and function of the music education profession.
  • The professional interests of members involved in the local, state, division, and national levels.
  • The music industry's role in support of music education.
  • ​The knowledge and practices of the professional music educator as facilitated through chapter activity.

Sponsor: Steven Lueth, F-Building - F-8  |  (620) 792-9296  |  lueths@bartonccc.edu

Nursing Club
The Nursing Club, an affiliate of Kansas Association of Nursing Students (KANS) and the National Student Nursing Association (NSNA) was established as a means of promoting interest in the nursing field. It is dedicated to the purpose of helping students achieve a better understanding of health-related issues and to develop qualities and skills that will assist in assuming leadership roles now and in the future.
Sponsors: Jill Lawson, T-Building - T-90  |  (620) 792-9350 |  lawsonj@bartonccc.edu
Co-Sponsor: Evelyn Parker, T-Building - T-79  |  (620) 792-9353  |  parkere@bartonccc.edu
Co-Sponsor: Donna Keil, T-Building - T-81  |  (620) 792-9292  |  keildo@bartonccc.edu

Phi Theta Kappa
Phi Theta Kappa is the largest honor society in American higher education with more than 2 million members and 1,200 chapters located in all 50 of the United States and eight international countries. To be considered for membership in Phi Theta Kappa, one must have previously attended Barton Community College one semester and be currently enrolled in 12 or more hours at the College. The applicant must have a minimum grade point average of 3.5 and be nominated by faculty to earn membership. The purpose of Phi Theta Kappa is to recognize and encourage scholarship among students. It also provides opportunities for the development of leadership, service, the intellectual exchange of roles, and continued academic excellence.
Sponsors: Stephannie Goerl, C-Building - C-119  |  (620) 792-9261  |  goerls@bartonccc.edu
Co-Sponsor: Kathy Boeger, T-Building - T-126  |  (620) 792-9203  |  boegerk@bartonccc.edu

St. Justa Pottery Guild
The St Justa Pottery Guild exists to serve students who are interested specifically in pottery and in general ceramics. Members promote the use of ceramics in the context of everyday life. Opportunities to foster leadership and social skills will be presented to the members. Members support each other through the exchange of ideas related to creating and marketing works of art. 
Sponsor: Bill Forst, Fine Arts Building, F-137  |  (620) 792-9387  |  forstb@bartonccc.edu

Student Ambassadors
The Student Ambassadors serve as representatives of the college by conducting and scheduling campus tours and participating in recruitment activities. Ambassadors are selected from both the freshman and sophomore classes through an application and interview process.
Sponsor: Tana Cooper, Kirkman Building - P107A  |  (620) 792-9241  |  coopert@bartonccc.edu

Student Government Association (SGA)
SGA is the representative governing body of the student population. It is composed of elected student officials. The main purpose of the SGA is to provide a voice for the student population on campus and to plan student activities. The SGA Office is located in the lower level of the Student Union. Please direct questions and suggestions to the SGA President or Office of Student Life at (620) 792-9271. 
Sponsor: Diane Engle, Student Union - U-126  | (620) 792-9271  |  engled@bartonccc.edu