The University’s Student Council is the primary governing body that oversees all student-led club activities, functions and events. StuCo is made up of an executive board and student representatives.
The purpose of the Student Council is to represent the students individually and collectively. In more specific terms however, we adhere to the following:
2023-24 StuCo Executive Board
President: Jake Stoneberger
Vice President: Richard Kepfer Pirella
Secretary: Eliana Seidner
Treasurer: Donovan Sutti
Sergeant-at-Arms: Joshua Boudar
Social Chair: David Nguyen
The listing below provides information on each of the CUKC student organizations currently active on campus. Please check the Weekly Announcements or stop by the Office of Campus and Alumni Relations for meeting times and locations.
For additional information, contact the Director of Campus and Alumni Relations, or stop by the Campus and Alumni Relations Office on the second floor.
The purpose of the Acupuncture Club is to learn about Meridian Therapy/Acupuncture and how to apply it to our practices and future patients. Common topics include: the basic meridians, Korean Hand Acupuncture, Auricular Therapy, and the treatment of various conditions. Dr. Lawrence Beem, a diplomat in acupuncture and an Associate Professor here often instructs the club at Cleveland. This club is especially good for students interested in getting certified in acupuncture, to learn the basics and get a better understanding of meridian therapy.
To help students learn, practice and improve their adjusting abilities. The goals of the club are: expose students to different adjusting techniques, improve skills to be prepared to enter clinic, develop a relationship with clinicians and provide an opportunity for students to maintain their skills especially between Tech IV and clinic.
The purpose of the Animal Chiropractic Club is to educate students about animal chiropractic through increasing the awareness of law and legislature as it applies to animal chiropractic; to seek a working relationship between veterinarians and chiropractic students; and to establish communication with the American Veterinary Chiropractic Association.
The purpose of the Applied Kinesiology (AK) club is to provide a supervised, academic arena to discuss and investigate current concepts within the diagnostic technique known as Applied Kinesiology. In meetings members will explore the relationships between structural, chemical and mental faults as it relates to the “triad of health”, introduced by Dr. George Goodheart, DC. Club members will refine their functional assessment skills in posture analysis, gait analysis, muscle testing and static/motion palpation as it relates to AK.
To empower chiropractic students to use skills to help them connect more completely to the people they serve, determine optimal timing and force application for the adjusting, understand the bio-dynamic and functional nature of the body, bring greater ease and clarity to the adjustment and be able to integrate it with any approach.
To provide a place for Christian fellowship, representing Christ by service of our fellow man and uplifting this campus with the good news of Christ.
Promote community, the outdoors and exercise through rock climbing.
Students are educated about the importance of pediatric care within the chiropractic profession, and are provided with the knowledge and techniques needed to give proper care to the pediatric patient.
To provide an empowering environment for female student to work on their adjusting skills. To provide adaptations to adjustment that better suit the biomechanics of a smaller doctor. To provide a space for female students to connect with female clinicians and other strong, proficient adjustors. To provide a space for female students to ask adjusting and treatment questions that pertain solely to the female experience in chiropractic education. To provide a unifying space for women to meet and work with one another.
The purpose of the club is to provide a way for students to learn how to practically implement nutrition and lifestyle changes in clinical practice. The goal is to teach, expose and inspire students to practice in a holistic manner using diet, nutrition, lifestyle changes and diagnostic testing.
Provide a space where students can continue to learn so they can attain clinical certainty as they progress through the Doctor of Chiropractic degree program, and into the workforce as chiropractors. The club will aim to help students be able to identify the patient’s problems through multiple forms of analysis, correct the problem with utmost specificity, and provide patients the wellness they want and deserve.
The purpose of Kairos Training Club is to provide a comprehensive training program that is effective, efficient and sustainable for students who aspire to improve their chiropractic technique in preparation for student/outpatient clinic and to avoid chiropractic related injuries after graduation.
Provide training opportunities to CUKC students, teaching about tensegrity, sustainability and body mechanics. A place to discuss the chiropractic philosophy.
Mentors are here to: (1) encourage and support Tri 1 students in their integration into Cleveland Chiropractic College and to continue that support throughout their education; (2) serve as an example of professionalism and optimism during a rigorous curriculum; (3) help students feel welcome as an important addition to the student body; and (4) offer assistance when possible and advice where needed.
Motion Palpation (MPI) is a very active club on campus that meets three times a week and offers students the opportunity to enhance their manual skills. The goal of MPI is to teach students the art of palpating/adjusting using a dynamic evaluation to find motion restrictions of the spine and extremities. MPI employs knowledge from evidence based research in chiropractic, biomechanics, rehabilitative exercise, soft tissue management, and other functional assessments. We do not subscribe to any one technique, as we employ a combination of many manual methods and clinical information.
The general purpose of the club will be to educate, discuss and promote the philosophy of chiropractic with students and surrounding health care professionals. It aims to achieve a greater understanding of the philosophy of chiropractic, founded and expanded upon by D.D. and B.J. Palmer.
The goal for this organization is to expose students to principles that will allow them to take their patients well beyond just rehab, but change function so that is may improve day-to-day tasks. Assist students in accessing information and opportunities to help their patients find a seamless transition from injured to active.
To establish a firm base knowledge of how to communicate with Spanish speaking patients. Find proper resources in order to get these patients their desired outcomes by knowing key words or phrases and helping them feel welcome in the chiropractic practice.
To enhance learning and engage with spine management and trauma case studies. To interact with fellowship doctors and physician guest speakers to learn inter-professional skills.
The CUKC Sports Council is devoted to the overall performance of the athlete. The club will focus on areas such as nutrition, fitness prescription, athletic injuries, and rehabilitation of the athlete as well as the application of chiropractic thereto. The Sports Council will bring in professionals from around the area in order to accomplish these goals. The club will also work with athletes on-site to put all this knowledge to use as well as gain experience utilizing all aspects of chiropractic through the athletic arena.
The American Black Chiropractic Association was founded in 1982 by Dr. Bobby Westbrooks when he realized there was a need for supportive services for minorities in the chiropractic profession. SABCA is the student chapter of this national organization and is working to instill ABCA’s values to students on the CUKC campus through community service and volunteer opportunities.
SACA is the student organization under the American Chiropractors Association dedicated to providing pertinent information regarding the future of the chiropractic profession. Major goals include providing a resource of information, a cohesive professional approach to achieving recognition as a primary care provider in the eyes of the legislature and continue to perform as the largest professional organization dedicated to the promotion of the entire field of chiropractic.
The objectives of this organization are to enlighten students regarding the views of the ICA, our nation’s oldest Chiropractic organization, and to represent the members of the Student ICA, individually and collectively, to provide for their welfare, to maintain and enforce a system of self-government by the members of the Student ICA, to promote student interest and membership in the International Chiropractors Association, to foster school spirit, to assist the College with student activities and programs, to cooperate with the Alumni and to promote the chiropractic profession.
The main goal of the S-NCPA is to establish a relationship with the NCPA on campus to benefit students who are Nebraska natives or who are interested in practice in Nebraska. Involvement in state chiropractic associations can be extremely advantageous to students while in school and will provide a strong foundation and network to benefit them when they become practicing doctors of chiropractic. We will achieve this goal by encouraging student membership in the NCPA, attending the association’s yearly conventions to benefit the professional side of our student’s education, inviting guest speakers from the NCPA to campus and by hosting Husker themed events throughout the academic year.
The goal of Veterans Club is to provide military veterans and their families a venue to share their knowledge and experiences with matters relating to Veterans Administration benefits, school issues, veterans community related issues and more. The club will additionally promote chiropractic to other military and veteran communities as the opportunity arises.
Provide an apolitical platform on which chiropractic students and new graduates are able to develop the leadership skills and a deeper understanding of the diversity within chiropractic necessary to advance the chiropractic profession in the wider healthcare industry. The WCCS supports intra and inter professional as well as multi-sectional collaborations with the goal of improving global health and well-being.