The life of a college student is more than just attending classes. At Donnelly, students can engage in campus activities and events year-round. The campus community is made up of associate, bachelor's, and nursing students, along with faculty and staff. Located in the heart of Kansas City, Kansas, Donnelly’s campus is a great place for students to gain leadership skills through multiple clubs and organizations, while participating in numerous traditions and becoming a valued part of Donnelly’s culture.
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Check out the exciting things happening around campus this week!
Keep up with the fun of the past month by checking out the newsletter below!
Day of Service
Saturday, August 20, 2022 | 8 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Calling all new Donnelly students! You're invited to experience one of the best traditions Donnelly has to offer. The Donnelly Day of Service is an exciting way to give back to the community while getting to know your fellow classmates. We partner with TurnStyles, Wyandotte Community Gardens, Hope Distribution Center, and more!
Thursday, September 15, 2022 | 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.
How much do you know about the Constitution? How about the roles of our government leaders? If your answer is not much that is OK! Join your fellow students in exciting presentations, games, and more to learn all you can about the founding document of the United States.
Common Read Events
Held in the Event Center unless otherwise specified:
- Convocation: Thursday, Aug. 25 from 9:15 a.m. – 12 p.m.
- Beauty and Love of Learning: Wednesday, Sept. 21 from 9:30 – 10:30 a.m.
- Love of Learn Music: Tuesday, Oct. 18 from 1:30 – 2:30 p.m.
- College Behind Bars: Wednesday, Nov. 9 from 1:30 – 2:30 p.m.
- Love of Learning for All: Wednesday, Feb. 15 from 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
- Author Talk: Thursday, March 9 from 9:00 – 10:30 a.m.
- Multicultural Fest: Thursday, April 20 from 9:00 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Thursday, October 6, 2022 | 5 -10 p.m.
Donnelly's largest annual fundraiser benefitting the students and mission of Donnelly College.
Winter Clothing Pop-Up
Tuesday, October 25, 2022 | 12 - 4 p.m.
Wednesday, October 26, 2022 | 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.
It’s back! Come to our second annual Winter Clothing Pop-Up. We have a collection of coats, clothes, and much more for men, women, and children. Make sure to stop in and see what fun things you can bring home with you!
First Generation College Student Day
Tuesday, November 8, 2022 | 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Join in the celebration as we honor all of our first-generation college students. As of May 2022, 71 percent of Donnelly students are the first in their family to go to college.
Thanks & Giving
Thursday, November 18, 2021 | 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.
This event has taken place at Donnelly for more than 30 years, with a focus on faculty and staff giving back to students by preparing food for a community-wide Thanksgiving feast. Festivities typically begin with a short presentation, followed by the meal.
February 22, 28, March 8, 12, 28, April 5, 2023 | 12 - 1 p.m.
Lent is a time of reflection and contemplation but also a time for community. Our Lenten Lunches are a time for students to enjoy lunch together and meet new classmates.
Wednesday, March 1, 2023 | 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Donnelly’s 1Day4Donnelly fundraiser is back in action! Whether you are making calls to our donors and alumni or writing thank you cards, every little bit helps. Make sure you stop by the lobby area to see how you can help us raise money for our school. Learn more.
Wednesday, March 8, 2023 | 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.
What do Pi and Pie have in common? A fun celebration at Donnelly! Join fellow students and our LAS department as we highlight great thinkers in STEM fields, enjoy some fun activities, and of course, have some pie!
Common Read Author, Zena Hitz
Thursday, March 9, 2023 | 9 - 10:30 a.m.
This year’s Common Read, Lost in Thought, highlights a love of learn for learning’s sake. Throughout the year we have seen so many ways in which we can learn and on a great number of topics. Now it’s time to hear from author Zena Hitz on how she came back to her love of learning and what inspired her to write our Common Read book.
Dime: The Arts and Literary Journal of Donnelly College, Release Party
Each spring, dime (pronounced “DEE-may”): The Arts and Literary Journal of Donnelly College is released. Our students’ submissions make up the journal; additionally, the launch includes presentation of the Sister Mary Faith Schuster Awards for writing and visual arts.
Thursday, April 20, 2023 | 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Come celebrate with us at this free, student-organized festival featuring ethnic food sampling, music, performances and unique booths representing different cultures.
Student Senate fosters student leaders, providing organizational structure and promoting involvement to enhance students’ leadership skills and college experience. The Senate represents students’ interests and serves as a liaison between the College’s student body, faculty and staff.
The Student Senate for the 2022-2023 school year is:
- President – Felix Dominguez
- Vice President – Sonia Rivas
- Secretary – Carolina Morales
- Treasurer – Issis Lopez
- Speaker of the Senate – Belen Suarez
- Communications Director – Julissa Raudales
- Organizational Liaison – Stefanie Ambroziak
- Member at Large Representative – Aadesh Biswa
- Wednesdays at 12:15 p.m., Multipurpose Room
With a number of clubs ready to welcome you into their ranks we want to make sure they can welcome you easily. Click here to submit your contact information to the club of your choice!
Active student clubs for the 2021-2022 academic year who wish to continue MUST submit a renewal application to be considered an official Donnelly College Student Club for this year. Click here to renew.
Don't see a club that's right for you? Not a problem, just follow this link to submit an appilcation to begin your own!
The Anime Club is for any Donnelly College student who enjoys anime, manga, drawing, and gaming. Various types of anime and related media are viewed and discussed. This club is perfect for students looking to connect with others and share their enthusiasm for anime and Japanese culture.
- Wednesdays at 2:15 p.m., Library
- Thursdays at 2:15 p.m., Library
The Donnelly Math Club is here to help students develop, learn, and be confident with their math skills. Whether they are applying their skills in class or in everyday life. Learn more:
This club is comprised of students who passionately share their views of pro-life. They also fundraise and plan the annual trip to the March for Life in Washington, D.C.
Learn more about the Pro-Life Club. Contact:
The Salsa Club is here to help instill an appreciation for the art of dance in Donnelly student, faculty and staff. The club also aims to help individuals learn about the history and variety of Latin rhythms.
- Mondays at 2:15 p.m., Room 321
Director of Academic Support
Donnelly College Soccer Club is for veteran players and beginners alike. The club sponsors a men’s team and a co-ed team. Both teams compete at a nearby indoor sports complex. In addition to practices, the club also sponsors social activities for members.
- Futsal field open every Thursday from 12 - 5 p.m.
The purpose of the Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) Club is to encourage students’ interest in STEM fields. The STEM Club sponsors STEM-related educational activities and field trips, provides opportunities for career exploration and creates avenues for professional networking. STEM Club members serve as advocates and leaders on campus, sharing their passion for STEM and motivating their peers to consider a career in STEM or simply to try STEM activities. As STEM leaders they also participate in outreach activities in the local community, sparking curiosity, spreading science excitement and igniting innovation!
- Thursdays @12:15 p.m.
- Room 325
Students for Social Justice
Are you interested in creating real change in your community? Would you like to be a part of a student-led organization that promotes acceptance and unity?
Our organization works to combat inequalities and discrimination while at the same time empowering students to take action and create solutions. We are super motivated and ready to unify students to help their communities and create a more welcoming Donnelly!
- Tuesdays @ 12:15 p.m.
- Location: Multipurpose Room
To learn more about Students for Social Justice, contact:
Paula Console Socian
Assistant Professor of English
Study Abroad Club
The Study Abroad Club provides students the opportunity to travel for education while experiencing new places and cultures.
- Wednesdays at 2:15 p.m., Room 121
- Club President: Aadesh Biswa
Paula Console Socian
Assistant Professor of English
The Travel Club provides students the opportunity to see and experience new places and cultures both near and far. Each year there are two major trips -- the March for Life each January in Washington, D.C. (in conjunction with Campus Ministry & Pro-Life Clubs) as well as a cultural and service learning trip (Memphis in May 2019). Depending on student interest, the Travel Club also takes day trips to places of interest.
Director of Humanities
Donnelly students can participate in intramurals for volleyball and soccer. Whether you are a beginner, intermediate, or expert in the sport, we want you! Click here to sign up your team today. If you are looking to join a team, fill out the form at this link. Don't forget to turn in your intramural liability waiver when you complete the team forms. You can find the waiver here.
- September - November
- On Fridays from 4:15-6:15pm
- Roeland Park Sports Dome
- February - April
- Donnelly College Futsal Field