Student Clubs and Organizations

Kettering University offers students many opportunities to get involved in student government, the performing arts, professional societies and other clubs and organizations on campus. 

Professional Societies

Formula SAE

Students of Kettering University have participated in SAE events for over 25 years. The team leader works with the faculty advisor to coordinate the progress of the team over the course of the design and fabrication stages. Team members are responsible for designing and constructing all aspects of the car including frame, suspension, body, engine, drivetrain, electrical systems and plumbing. 

Clean Snowmobile

The Kettering University SAE Clean Snowmobile team reengineers a production snowmobile for improved emissions, fuel efficiency, and reduced noise per the SAE Clean Snowmobile Challenge rules. Each March the team travels to Michigan Technological University's Keweenaw Research Center to compete against other collegiate design series teams and their clean snowmobiles.

National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE)

NSBE’s mission is to increase the number of culturally responsible black engineers who excel academically, succeed professionally and positively impact the community.

Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (SHPE)

SHPE is the leading social-technical organization whose primary function is to enhance and achieve the potential of its members in engineering, math and science. We will fulfill our mission by increasing educational opportunities, promoting professional and personal growth and carrying out our social responsibility to be involved in education, business and government issues. SHPE is open to students of all backgrounds. All meetings are held in the SHPE room on the 5th floor of the Campus Center.

Society of Women Engineers

Kettering's Society of Women Engineers student chapter strives to promote and support women in engineering through programs and events that encourage professional development, foster interest in engineering among girls and link collegiate and professional women.

Academic Clubs and Organizations

Aerospace Club

The club provides a place for people to discuss and participate in activities involving all forms of aircraft and rocketry.

Chemistry Club

The Chemistry club is dedicated to advancing the knowledge of Chemistry at Kettering University.

CHME Club

The club focuses on the attributes of Chemical Engineering.

Ethics Club

Ethics Club discusses how to spread ethical awareness on campus.

Green Engineering Organization (GEO)

The Green Engineering Organization (GEO) is dedicated to increasing environmental awareness among the students, staff and faculty at Kettering while implementing environmentally friendly practices on the campus and its surrounding area. 

Kettering Entrepreneur Society (KES)

KES promotes an entrepreneurial culture at Kettering University based on innovation and social values. KES offers its membership opportunities for networking and mentoring in order to help students develop an entrepreneurial mindset.

Kettering University Emerging Leaders Program

Become a leader on campus by participating in the Kettering University Emerging Leaders Program. Program participants will participate in interactive leadership workshops, round table sessions, a group community service project and a closing celebration dinner.

LEADERS

An organization that works everyday to help mentor and guide the community leaders of tomorrow. Their premier mentorship program, leadership training initiatives and on campus presentations are just some of the ways they give back to the Kettering community.

Model United Nations

This Model United Nations club attends annual conferences in Chicago and at Harvard University and hosts a competition on Kettering's campus each spring for area college and high school students.

Open Source Club

The club informs and provides support for students interested in open source software.

Physics Club/Society of Physics Students

The Physics Club and Society of Physics Students are student-driven organizations for individuals interested in Physics.

Pre-Med Club

This organization is a support and service group for students interested in pursuing or contributing to the field of medicine during their careers.

SAGE, Student Association for Global Engineering (SAGE)

SAGE challenges students to utilize their engineering expertise and practice to improve the lives of others of locally, nationally and internationally.

Social Clubs

ALLIES

ALLIES is a support group for Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender and questioning students and their friends. GLBT staff and others on campus are always invited to attend events and meetings. ALLIES is about support, help, friendship, caring, and of most value, knowing someone to turn to. ALLIES meets every Friday at 7 p.m. at the Good Beans Coffee house in Flint.

Anime Club

The club focuses on the art of Japanese animation.

Asian American Association

The club promotes an awareness and appreciation of the Asian American experience.

Black Unity Congress (BUC) 

BUC organizes activities to unify, stimulate and educate students about African-American awareness and other events.

Chess Club

The club is intended for players at all levels who enjoy the game of Chess.

Dance Club

The dance club practices and explores the culture of a variety of dance styles across the world.

Firebirds Car Club

An organization of car enthusiasts at Kettering.

Gaming Society

The Gaming Society hosts multiple matches/tournaments in Bridge, Euchre, role-playing games, board games, Battletech, StarCraft, WarCraft II and Magic as well as other games.

Grilling Club

The club believes in campus community building through the fine art of grilling.

International Club

The International Club encourages learning about history, diverse world views and culture in an engaging, supportive and comfortable environment.

Religious Organizations

Campus Crusade for Christ

This is an interdenominational group that offers students a chance to grow and mature as Christians through a variety of campus activities.

Athletic Clubs

Aquaneers

The Aquaneers are a scuba diving club that does planned dives. The group also reserves pool time in the Recreation Center so participants can hone their scuba skills on campus.

Bulldog Ultimate Frisbee Team

Bulldog Ultimate is always looking for new players and talented athletes. Practice and pick-up games are 2-3 times a week and committed players attend many tournaments around Michigan and the Great Lakes Region.

Cliffhangers/Rock Climbing

This club provides students an opportunity to rock climb at off-campus facilities in Madison Heights and Ann Arbor. All levels of climbers are welcome to join this organization.

Golf Club

The club visits a local driving range and B-section hosts an alumni-student outing in the spring.

Mud Boggers/Off-Road Club

The Mud Boggers is an off-road enthusiasts club promoting responsible four-wheeling and participation in trips to various off-road venues.

Paintball Club

The club provides students the ability to learn about and play paintball.

Soccer Club

This club assists students in developing their ability to play soccer through clinics, scrimmages and sport club matches.

Trap & Skeet Club

The Trap & Skeet Club promotes the sport of competitive shooting.

Performing Arts

Kettering University, the Flint Institute of Arts and Flint Institute of Music have partnered to provide Kettering students with professional fine arts programs. These programs are free to students. Students may participate in:

  • Band
  • Jazz band
  • Piano lessons
  • Guitar lessons
  • Dance lessons

Interested students should contact Debbie Stewart, Director of Student Life Programs at dstewart@kettering.edu or (810) 762-9679.

Media and Communications

The Technician

The Technician is the student newspaper at Kettering University.Click here to read the latest issue and learn how to get involved in future publications.

WKUF

WKUF is Kettering's FM (94.3) campus radio station with programs by students, staff and community members. WKUF plays a wide variety of music.

Kettering Student Government

KSG

The mission statement of student government is to provide for the general well-being of the student body; to promote student activities; to grant recognition and aid to student organizations within Kettering; to address the student body’s academic issues; and to assist the University's administration, faculty and staff on a variety of initiatives.

The Kettering Student Government consists of a Student Senate, Academic Council, Finance Council, and Operations Council. 

Join or Start a Club

Interested in joining or starting a club on campus?

Contact:

Debbie Stewart
Director of Student Life Programs
dstewart@kettering.edu
(810) 762-9679