2019-2020 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
  • Administrative Advisor: Dr. Candice Stadler
  • SGA President: Charles Dotson
  • SGA Vice-President: Josh Griffith
  • SGA Secretary: Claire Forsythe
  • SGA Treasurer: Sarah Smith
  • Class of 2022 Senator: Dominique Fulk 
  • Class of 2023 Senator: Claire Cobb
  • Class of 2024 Senator: Kaitlyn Creekmore
  • Class of 2025 Senator: TBD
  • AOSA Trustee: TBD
  • Mental Health Committee Chair: Brittany Morris
  • Diversity Committee Chair: Sherrall Jenkins

To stay informed on the KYCO SGA Board, please visit https://libguides.library.upike.edu/kycosga.

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

KYCO SGA group photo


KYCO students

KYCO Private Practice Club

KYCO students

American Society of Optometric Surgeons (ASOS)

Student Organizations

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

Student Honorary Organizations

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