service. leadership. fellowship.


What is Circle K?

Circle K International is the world's largest collegiate coed service organization. It is more than just a volunteer service organization, however. CKI holds the promise of today's college student becoming tomorrow's leader and exists to meet the personal growth needs of the individual collegian through the qualities of leadership, the rewards of service, and a unique spirit of friendship. Simply stated, the objective of its members is to provide altruistic service to the campus and community while having fun, building long-lasting friendships, and developing leadership skills.

Circle K's potential lies in its ability to positively influence those in our society who are meeting personal challenges and those who will one day create the vision of mankind for generations to come. Circle K members are the embodiment of those qualities necessary to shape the future. The vision of Circle K International is dedicated to the realization of mankind's potential.

CKI is truly an international organization with over 12,000 members from approximately 500 clubs in 15 countries. It is also a part of a much larger organization: Kiwanis International. KI is a worldwide service organization composed of civic leaders who have the desire to become personally involved in making their communities better places to live. Kiwanis Clubs sponsor K-Kids in elementary schools, Builders Clubs in junior high schools, Key Clubs in high schools, Circle K Clubs in colleges and universities, and Aktion Clubs with disabled adults. Through the sponsored programs, these Kiwanis Clubs offer advice, manpower assistance, and financial support to their counterparts. Together, Kiwanis, K-Kids, Builders Club, Key Club, CKI, and Aktion Club make up the K-Family.


The Three Major Aspects of Circle K

Service
Circle K membership provides an opportunity to serve the campus and community. Service is the major emphasis of Circle K and each club designs service projects that fit the needs of their particular campus and community. During service projects, we work with various organizations and charities such as homeless shelters, soup kitchens, hospitals, hunger organizations, People Making a Difference, and many more. Leadership Circle K provides opportunities to develop leadership skill and abilities on the club, District, and International levels. In the club, members have the opportunity to become committee chairs, coordinate projects, or run for club office. On the district level, the executive board provides counseling while offering the chance for leadership development. Members wishing to expand their leadership skills even further can run for the position of International President, Secretary, or Trustee. Leadership is a constant learning process, and the knowledge you gain as a Circle K'er will be helpful when you enter the business and professional world. Friendship Circle K provides a strong base for meeting new people in your own club, your district, and throughout International, and thus forming lasting friendships. We frequently interact with other Circle K clubs at service projects, fundraisers, socials, and conventions. Circle K provides members the opportunity to socialize outside of the stress of academic life.

Leadership
Circle K provides opportunities to develop leadership skill and abilities on the club, District, and International levels. In the club, members have the opportunity to become committee chairs, coordinate projects, or run for club office. On the district level, the executive board provides counseling while offering the chance for leadership development. Members wishing to expand their leadership skills even further can run for the position of International President, Secretary, or Trustee. Leadership is a constant learning process, and the knowledge you gain as a Circle K'er will be helpful when you enter the business and professional world.

Friendship
Circle K provides a strong base for meeting new people in your own club, your district, and throughout International, and thus forming lasting friendships. We frequently interact with other Circle K clubs at service projects, fundraisers, socials, and conventions. Circle K provides members the opportunity to socialize outside of the stress of academic life.

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