2022-2023 Student Leadership Opportunities

Participating in organized extracurricular activities is a valuable part of your total educational program. Activities serve as an enhancement to your educational and professional growth by providing you with experiences and opportunities in leadership, self-government, special interest development and peer collaboration.

It is recognized that the majority of these activities are sponsored and carried out by student organizations and that the organizations have a responsibility to their members and to the university in the conduct of their activities. It is expected that the activities of the organization will not conflict with the missions of KYCO or UPIKE.

To be elected or appointed, and to maintain an organizational leadership position in any KYCO student organization, a cumulative grade point average of 2.75 is required. No student on academic probation can hold a leadership office of any type. Students with less than a 2.75 GPA are encouraged to limit their extra-curricular involvement and to focus on their academic success. 


  • Faculty Advisor: Dr. Josephine Owoeye
  • Faculty Advisor: Dr. Josephine Owoeye
  • Administrative Advisor: TBA
  • SGA President: James Athy
  • SGA Vice-President: Jeremy Tillman
  • SGA Secretary: Morgan Phelps-Combs
  • SGA Treasurer: Justin Snedden
  • Class of 2023 Senator: Gabe Ault
  • Class of 2024 Senator: Kaitlyn Creekmore
  • Class of 2025 Senator: Tanner Wells
  • Class of 2026 Senator: TBD
  • AOSA Trustee: Mark Eaves
  • Mental Health Committee Chair: Maycie Rollins
  • Diversity Committee Chair: Tuyet Bui

For any feedback please email the KYCO SGA Board at KYCOSGA@UPIKE.edu.

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KYCO student organizations group photo


KYCO student organizations group photo


KYCO student organizations group photo


KYCO student organizations group photo


KYCO student organizations group photo

Sports Vision

KYCO student organizations group photo


Ocular Disease & Low Vision

Lions Club



Student Organizations

  • American College of Optometry
  • American Optometric Student Organization (AOSA)
  • American Optometric Association – Political Action Committee (AOA-PAC)
  • American Society of Optometric Surgeons (ASOS)
  • College of Optometrists in Vision Development (COVD)
  • Cornea & Contact Lens Society (CCLS)
  • Fellowship of Christian Optometrists (FCO)
  • Kentucky Optometric Association (KOA)
  • Lions Club
  • Low Vision and Rehabilitation Club
  • National Optometric Association (NOSA)
  • Private Practice Club (PPC)
  • Sports Vision Club (SVC)
  • The Ocular Disease Club
  • The Optometry Student Spouses Association (OSSA)
  • Student Volunteers in Optometric Service to Humanity (SVOSH)

Student Honorary Organizations

  • Student Ambassadors
  • Gold Key International Optometric Honor Society
  • Beta Sigma Kappa (BSK)