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Student Organizations

Adult College Experience (ACE)

ACE (Adult College Experience), is UW-Manitowoc’s non-traditional student organization. A non-traditional student is any student who is married OR is a parent OR is age twenty-two or older.

Athletics (Varsity & Intramurals)

The UW-Manitowoc Blue Devils athletic teams compete in men's and women's golf, men's and women's tennis, men's and women's basketball and women's volleyball. Students compete against each other (usually over the lunch hour) in flag football, volleyball, badminton and 3-on-3 basketball intramural teams.

Business Club

This club was formed to expand students' knowledge of the business world. The club entertains speakers from the local business community, attends business seminars and sponsors field trips. For more information contact Karl Schindl at 683-4693.

Campus Impact

Campus Impact is a student lead group which explores faith related issues from a Christian perspective. Membership is open to all students attending UW-Manitowoc and meetings include discussions, studies, movies, and attending concerts. For more information, contact Heidi Dalberg at 920-683-4713.

Environmental Club

The UW-Manitowoc Environmental Club is dedicated to preserving and enjoying the beauty of nature.  The Environmental Club sponsors activities such as Adopt-A-Beach, campus composting, hiking trips, and reusable water-bottle sales fundraisers. For more information, contact Rebecca Abler or Rick Hein at 683-4730.

Extreme Outdoors Club

This group arranges participation in different types of outdoor activities which may include skiing, camping, biking, canoeing, kayaking, rock climbing or rafting. Contact Bruce Peters for more information at 683-4712.

Future Nurses Club

Students interested in pursuing nursing careers should join this club to learn more about the profession through programs and discussion about topics related to the field. Contact Caroline Geary at 683-2746 for more information.

Future Teachers Club

Anyone interested in a career in teaching--preschool, elementary, secondary, special education--should participate in this group to learn more about voluntary and paid experiences in the field.  We also invite representatives from area universities so that students can learn more about the school of education at these sites. Contact Laura Apfelbeck at 686-6059 or Meg Onoda at 683-4693 for more information.

Gay-Straight Alliance

Contact advisor Meg Onoda at 683-4693 or Cristi Beringer at 683-2744.

History Club

The History Club promotes engagement with history on the UW-Manitowoc campus as well as within the larger community. Past and present initiatives include trivia contests, screening and discussing historically-themed documentaries, and establishing links with other institutions involved in interpreting the past. Contact advisor Christopher Stone at 683-4695.

Literary Magazine

Touché is UW-Manitowoc's literary magazine published in the spring. It is a collection of poetry, short stories and artwork created by students. For more information, contact Paul Emmett at 920-683-4725.

Multi-Culti Club

To us Multi-Cultural means diversity. This is a club that's in the process of promoting diversity education among the campus and the community. It gives the opportunity to share thoughts and ideas, and lending a hand for those who seek it. Last but not least, a place where volunteering is important. Some things we've been involved in include White Day, potlucks, volunteering at Jefferson and raising funds for women in third world countries. Contact advisors Catherine Leone at 683-4739 or Jessica Van Slooten at 683-2747.

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The Lakeshore Wind Ensemble, the Lakeshore Big Band and the UW-Manitowoc Chorus present a number of exciting concerts throughout the year. Each of these groups are campus-community collaborations.

Contact Michael Arendt at 920-683-4688 for more information.

Phi Theta Kappa

UW-Manitowoc is the Alpha Sigma Lambda chapter of Phi Theta Kappa. Phi Theta Kappa is the only internationally acclaimed honor society serving two-year colleges that offer associate degree programs. Membership is extended by invitation only, and to be considered for membership, a student must pass stringent academic requirements, be of good moral character and possess recognized qualities of citizenship. In return, students become members of an elite society that is known world-wide for its scholarship.

Phi Theta Kappa provides members with opportunities for leadership, fellowship and service as well as an intellectual climate for continued academic excellence. Local members are involved in fund-raising efforts for scholarships and volunteer work. Amy Kabrhel is the advisor for this group and can be reached at 920-683-2746.

Student Ambassadors

Student Ambassadors are a group of students selected through a holistic process to represent UW-Manitowoc in a number of ways. Student Ambassadors help with events such as Campus Preview Nights, New Student Orientation, campus tours and other events as needed. Contact Katie Seibel, advisor, at 920-683-4709 for more information.

Student Newspaper

Students can learn the basic principles of writing and editing while publishing the campus news, which appears monthly in local Herald Times Reporter, as well as on The Devil's Advocate wiki. Students can earn a credit by signing up for Communication Arts 104. For more information, contact Laura Apfelbeck at686-6059.

Student Senate

Student Senate is the governing body for UW-Manitowoc students.


The University Theatre is UW-Manitowoc's campus/community theatre group. The group offers several productions each year – one mainstage production in the fall, one mainstage and one workshop (staged reading or one-act) in the spring. The community is also invited to audition and participate, though casting preference is given for current students.

The Theatre Company aims to provide more theatre opportunities for UW-Manitowoc students by producing a series of Guerilla Theatre (24-hour theatre) events, as well as occasionally providing for student-directed performances and readings of student work.  In addition, the Theatre Co. will look to promote theatrical involvement by organizing trips to see theatre when possible.

For more information see or contact Dr. John Wright, theatre director and Theatre Co. sponsor, in office L129, by phone at 683-4722, or by email at