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Your Ideas

Send your ideas for a great campus activity to the resident directors. Submissions can be as simple as, “I’d like to go bowling sometime soon,” or with more detail, like, “I think we should commemorate Hesston College’s history with a costume party. It could all take place in BSC with prizes for best costume (prize–dinner for two catered by a prof), most historically accurate (leftovers from the dinner for two) and wildest get-up (a pair of flip flops and an HC sweatshirt).”


Hesston College supports the organization of clubs that provide opportunities for students to further explore specific areas of interest. Initially, each club must present a Google form application to the Student Government Association who will approve club development. Each club must promote the mission of Hesston College, have a faculty or staff member as an active sponsor and at least three active student members. Limited funds are available to each approved club, submitted through the student life office. Each club submits an end-of-year report to summarize club activities for the year and help with future planning.

Below are a variety of clubs that have been offered in the past at Hesston College:

  • Anime club
  • BeLonGTo
  • Chess Club
  • Christian Athletes (in cooperation with Campus Ministries)
  • Dance
  • Disc Golf
  • Foodie Club
  • Hesston College Flight Team
  • International Club
  • Knitting & Crochet
  • Love In Action (in cooperation with Campus Ministries)
  • Pickleball
  • Robotics
  • Sand Volleyball
  • Sustainability Club
  • Table Games
  • Travel Kansas
  • Ultimate Frisbee
  • Women Supporting Women

10 things, 10 miles, $10 or less

Looking for something to do but you don’t want to pay a lot of money or spend a bunch of time in the car? Here are some options:

  • Play some disc golf. There are courses in Hesston (including one on our campus!) and the nearby communities of Moundridge and Newton.
  • Grab a coffee with friends at Lincoln Perk here in Hesston. The coffee is great, and so are the pastries!
  • See a movie at Chisholm Trail 8 Theatre in nearby Newton. You get a discount with your student ID!
  • Put in some reps on the free weights, rowing machines, treadmills and stationary bikes in the college’s fitness center. You can also purchase a membership at the nearby Hesston Wellness Center to gain access to fitness classes including kick boxing as well as the pool, hot tub and fitness equipment, or visit the YMCA in Newton.
  • Go for a walk or jog at Dyck Arboretum of the Plains or around Hesston’s walking paths. The arboretum is just a few blocks from campus and is open year round. Bring some stale bread to feed the fish and keep an eye out for Ralph, the manhole-sized snapping turtle that lives in the pond!
  • Roast s’mores or hot dogs at the campus fire pit.
  • Do some thrift shopping at the Et Cetera Shop in Newton. There might be vintage HC gear on the racks!
  • Round up some friends for a game of sand volleyball on the court by Friesen Center.
  • Satisfy your late night cravings and grab something to eat at Druber’s Donut Shop. Some people prefer regular donuts, but we’d suggest getting a squid if you’re looking for maximum glaze-to-dough ratio.
  • Attend a Lark sporting event or performing arts concert or production. Support your fellow students as the compete or perform.

And here a few ideas if you’re willing to go a little farther or pay a little more:

  • Grab some food in Wichita’s Old Town district and then walk over to the Keeper of the Plains – do it at night for the full fiery experience on the banks of the Arkansas River.
  • Visit Sedgwick County Zoo, an internationally recognized zoo in north Wichita. The new elephant and big cat exhibits are incredible! And don’t miss the Wichita Art Museum. It’s free every day and it has a wonderful collection including Chihuly glass.
  • Explore the Flint Hills, a one-of-a-kind ecosystem that’s home to one of the last remaining stands of tallgrass prairie in the United States. Imagine the Shire from Lord of the Rings, but in Kansas!
  • Check out Strataca, a museum located deep in a salt mine, or the Cosmosphere, a world class space museum, in Hutchinson.