Sponsored by Kiwanis International, Circle K International is the world’s largest collegiate service organization. It was originally founded in 1933 by the Kiwanis Club of Pullman, Washington as a fraternity at Washington State University (Kappa Iota Phi).
Currently there are more than 12,600 Circle K members in 17 nations around the globe. Members work to promote service, leadership, and fellowship by volunteering and supporting service partners such as March of Dimes, Students Teaming Up to Fight Hunger, and UNICEF. They participate in events and conferences sponsored by their regional (divisional), state (district), and international boards.
The major emphasis of CKI is “Focusing on the Future: Children.” Within this there are several service initiatives, including the Six Cents Initiative. Read more about this and other CKI programs on the international website.
One of the greatest things about Circle K is that you can truly make it your own. Whether you choose to participate as an active member by attending your home club’s meetings and projects, go the extra mile and attend divisional, district, or international events and conventions, or hold a leadership position on the club, district, or even international level, Circle K can be whatever you want it to be. You can become as involved as you want, take advantage of all the great resources available, and have fun while doing it!
To see if your campus has a Circle K club, please visit our club locator. If your campus does not have a Circle K club and you would like to charter one, please contact Victoria Spera at email@example.com.