Join an Organization
Many groups and clubs are funded through student fees. You pay for them, so why not use them? Get involved today!
OSA, the main student government organization at UW Oshkosh, makes big decisions. This organization supports the Campus Sustainability Plan as well as their own initiatives.
All students living in residence halls at UWO are members of USRH; however, the USRH legislature is the governing body that sets policies and oversees almost all happenings that concern residence life and sustainability initiatives.
UWO students, faculty and staff make up the Campus Sustainability Council, whose purpose is to advise the administration and the director of sustainability. There are several student openings each year, as well as representatives appointed by OSA and USRH.
Students and staff of the Food Committee work together to set policies for campus dining, which is full of sustainability issues including: health, local farms, energy, water, trade, environment, and forest and animal welfare.
The Summit is a week of events linked to the Earth Charter document that guides UW Oshkosh sustainability efforts and are meant to
provide a bridge to the Oshkosh Community. Some planning starts in spring semester, but a planning committee forms in early summer and works through to the fall events. For more information, contact Maureen Muldoon, committee chair and Geology Department.
Earth Week is an extension of Earth Day, a celebration of action for the environment. The Earth Week Planning Committee organizes the spring events and usually starts working during the fall semester. For more information, contact Stephanie Spehar, committee chair and Anthropology Department.
(With a focus on sustainability)
Habitat for Humanity Campus Chapter (Habitat for Humanity)
We work through the local Oshkosh affiliate and help them build houses and help to fight poverty and housing for the families.
Inter-Tribal Student Organization (ITSO)
Our objectives are to act as an advocate for an Indigenous Studies Program at UW-Oshkosh; to act as an advocacy group for Native American issues and concerns; to coordinate efforts to work jointly with other student organizations and academic departments in special events; to recruit and retain Native American students for UW-Oshkosh; and to have fun!
Social Justice Club (SJ Club, SJC)
The purpose of this club is to analyze and investigate various forms of oppression including, but not limited to, sexism, racism, homophobia, and religious oppression that are occurring both on campus and in the community. In addition to discussing these topics, we also host events on campus to raise awareness of important issues and volunteer in the community to fight for equality and justice in the Oshkosh area. While Social Justice Minors are especially encouraged to join, membership is open to any interested campus or community members.
Sociology Club (Soc. Club)
The projects we take on vary each semester depending on what our members' interests are. This semester, we are pursuing an academic study called OMSEP (Oshkosh Minority Student Experience Project) while volunteering whenever we can; however, we also plan fun social activities each semester such as game night, snack break, and third place. If you'd like to learn more about what we do, come to our meetings! You can also email any of our officers.
Student Environmental Action Coalition (SEAC)
& Change the Climate Campaign (CCC)
SEAC is dedicated to working towards social and environmental justice through passive and active education to the campus and community. We believe that everyone acting locally will have a positive sustainable impact in a global perspective. Small Steps, no footprints. Change the Climate Campaign is one sector of SEAC that focuses solely on the climate crisis. CCC has been working towards a divestment campaign with all aspects of the university.
Student Garden Club
The Club was formed to organize student activities and broaden their purview to other sustainable gardening needs on campus, including rain gardens for storm water, native plantings for wildlife, educational gardens, and aesthetic plantings that beautify the campus.
University of Wisconsin Oshkosh Titan Fishing Club
(UWO Titian Fishing Club)
This is an organization that encourages and recognizes the love for the outdoors with an emphasis on fishing. Members will be able to learn and talk about fishing techniques and tips of many species of fish. Members also experience the recreational and competitive side of fishing. This club hosts trips, events, speakers from the community to help aide in information.
UWO GIS Club
The mission of the GIS Club is to educate the entire community about geographic information systems and their purpose, to provide opportunities/activities for the members to exercise and increase their GIS skills and knowledge, and create potential for future employment in GIS and related fields through professional networking.
Wildlife Conservation Club (WCC)
The Wildlife Conservation Club aims to educate its members on Wisconsin's native wildlife by collaborating with organizations like Wisconsin's Department of Natural Resources, to implement hands-on experience to those interested in wildlife management.