Student Life

Get Involved!

Are you interested in meeting new people, getting involved, developing leadership and communication skills, and building your resume? John Wood Community College’s Student Life is the way to go.

Consistent with the mission and goals developed by the JWCC Board of Trustees, students at John Wood have astonishing opportunities to develop a multitude of different skills while finding new interests, developing life-long friendships, and stepping out of their comfort zones and finding new interests, hobbies, and career paths.

Student Life has various clubs and organizations for students to join and find their path in.

The Student Life Office is located in Lower C Building in the Cafeteria.

If you would like to get involved, have questions about events or even an idea for a fun new event, email!

Student Activities

Throughout the year, Student Life delivers a variety of events that are designed to provide entertainment and resources for our students. Fun events include:

Blazer BBQ

JWCC Staff providing food

Homecoming Week

Homecoming week

Fright Fest at Six Flags

Six Flags Fright Fest

Craft Nights

Painting pumpkins

St. Louis Blues Hockey Games

JWCC Blues Hockey Trip



Haunted Trail

Haunted Trail

St. Louis Cardinals Games

St. Louis Cardinals games

Student Life also has several educational events throughout the year.
Some Educational Events Include:

Transferring 101

Paint Night

Drug & Alcohol Awareness

Donuts with the Dean / Pizza with the Prez

Volunteer Opportunities

Sand VolleyballIntramurals

Intramurals is a student-interest based program funded and supported by the SGA. It offers an opportunity for JWCC students to compete in sports in a “pick-up game” format. The primary sports are sand volleyball, basketball, kickball, flag football, ultimate frisbee, and more.

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Student Government Association

SGA logo - Make Your Mark

2023-2024 SGA Executive Officers

President: Keyouna West

Vice President: Nicole Cooley

              Student Trustee: Kaydence Gregory

Student Fellowship: Avery Grawe

Secretary: Mikey Goodwin

PR Secretary: Karley Bogatzke

The legislative body of the Student Life Program functions under an established constitution created by the students. The members of SGA include the President, Vice President, Student Trustee, Student Fellowship, Secretary, PR Secretary and regular members (additional officer positions may be created if there is a need). SGA holds monthly meetings, promotes involvement in activities, allocates funds to clubs, recognizes and supports student organizations, appoints student representatives to JWCC committees, conducts student elections, and makes recommendations to the SGA Advisor.

Any student at John Wood Community College is welcome to join SGA and attend meetings. Stop by the Student Life Office or email to find out how to join and be involved.

Blazer Activity Teams

Blazer Activity Teams are small groups of student leaders who seek to facilitate big events, ideas, and programs for all students at John Wood Community College. Founded in 2013, BAT can be credited for implementing Homecoming, Fall Fest, Intramural Sports and more amazing programs. Teams include: Beyond the Classroom, Green & Gold Club, The John Wood Way, and Trail Blazers, Live!

Beyond the Classroom

Beyond the Classroom is a club focusing on educating and providing student with opportunities to learn valuable life lessons they might not be able to learn in a class. Members of this club help think of and make educational events come to life. These events will help students expand their networking skills, learn life lessons, find out what is next in their education and much more.

Duties and Activities Include:

  • Donuts with the Dean
  • Pizza with the Prez
  • Politics 101
  • Networking 101
  • Ask a Cop and Police Dog
  • Let’s Talk- Suicide Awareness

Green and Gold ClubIf you are looking for a way to continue playing the games you love, maintaining an active lifestyle or simply want to learn a new sport, this is just what you are looking for! The Green & Gold Club facilitates all intramural programs and student sections at JWCC Athletic events. The Woodpile is the heart of the Student Section at Blazer athletic events. They dress up in themes, chant and cheer, and help encourage others to take an active role in cheering our Blazer athletes to victory!

Duties and Activities Include:

  • Intramural Sports
  • Sand Slam
  • Humans vs. Zombies
  • Attend Blazer sporting events in the Wood Pile Section
  • Other activities as pertaining to the season

The John Wood WayThe root principles within the John Wood Way will encourage all members of the JWCC family to strive for excellence and help others. The John Wood Way will also focus on initiatives to enrich students’ lives.

Duties and Activities Include:

  • Serving the Community
  • Manage Charitable Activities
  • John Wood Pageant
  • Student Memorial Tree
  • Food Pantry
  • Safe Trick or Treat

Trail Blazers LiveGet ready for a good time as we set student life at JWCC ablaze! Trail Blazers, Live! focuses on creating and improving large campus events that build community, tradition and pride.

Duties and Activities Include:

  • Blazer BBQ
  • Fall Fest
  • Haunted Trail
  • Homecoming Dance
  • Community College Month