Our Community

What’s it like to be part of the KC community? It’s different for everyone, but we think you’ll find a few common themes.

We build this place together

Making change is a central part of COA’s mission. We put it into practice by involving students, faculty, and staff in governing the college. It’s not necessarily the easiest way to get things done, but there’s no question we all learn a lot in the process.

So many interests, so little time

Knitting, soccer, poetry, foreign affairs, rock-climbing, circus arts, activism, foraging for wild edibles. KC students tend to be really into whatever they’re into. Student activities here are a mix of organized clubs, getting outdoors in Redwood National Park, regular events like concerts, lectures, films, and open mics, and a healthy dose of creative spontaneity.

You’ll forge your own path, but you won’t be alone

KC is a great place for self-directed people: you’ll chart your own course, both in class and out. But it’s impossible to be anonymous in such a small community, and you’ll find plenty of fellow travelers with whom to share the journey.

And did we mention the food?

It’s ridiculously good.

Student Activities

KC students tend to have eclectic interests—and lots of them. Much of our energy is channeled into coursework, but we also make room to pursue plenty of other passions outside of class. In the evenings, there may be film screenings, theater productions, poetry out loud, or a meeting to organize a trip to a protest or conference. We also encourage students to get together in both official clubs and unofficial groups to botanize, do fiber arts, make music, or create a pop-up restaurant. You’re in a community full of really smart, creative people: who knows what you’ll cook up together.

Current student organizations:

  • Anime and Gaming Club
  • Botany Club
  • Bulk Foods
  • Cooking Classes
  • Earth in Brackets
  • Dungeons & Dragons Gaming Group
  • Fiber Arts Club
  • Food Club
  • Frisbee Golf League
  • Futbol/Soccer
  • Gardening Club
  • The Good Film Club
  • KC Council on Foreign Affairs
  • The KC Players
  • Klamath College Quidditch Team
  • Midwifery Group
  • Outing Club
  • Poetry Collective
  • Random Acts of Kindness Club
  • Salsa Club
  • Spirituality Group
  • Student Framework for Environmental and Social Justice
  • Swim League
  • Vegan/Vegetarian Club
  • W-KLA Campus Radio
  • Waterpolo
  • Woodworking Club
  • Yoga
  • Zero Waste Club


At present, our inaugural organizations are headed and created by faculty and RAs. We highly encourage the creation of new organizations, four and by students. Contact Sarah Luke at sluke@kc.edu to learn how.

Our Community

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