2018-2019 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. 

Student Government Association Executive Board

  • Faculty Advisor: Dr. Josephine Owoeye
  • Administrative Advisor: Eric McLaughlin
  • Class/SGA President: Jeremy Penn
  • Class/SGA Vice-President: Travis Whitlow
  • Class/SGA Secretary: Kelsey McCluskey
  • Class/SGA Treasurer: Sarah Mahmoud
  • Class of 2020 Senator: Natalie Masson
  • Class of 2021 Senator: Breck Dakin
  • Class of 2022 Senator: Doug Thompson

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)