Circle K is a collegiate community service organization, and member of the Kiwanis International family. It began as a fraternal organization on the campus of Washington State in 1936. Some of the local Kiwanis members sponsored the 'Circle K House' as a means to allow male college students to live somewhere low cost or for free in exchange for participation in community service. In 1947, the 'Circle K' house became a full-fledged service organization. In the course of a few short years, Circle K spread across campuses so that by 1955 there were 147 clubs in the United States. It was in that same year that Circle K became an organization officially recognized by Kiwanis International.
In the years leading up to present day, Circle K became a truly international organization in its own right. It is now the largest collegiate community service organization, with
-Over 12,600 members in
-500 clubs spread out over
-17 nations worldwide
Members of Circle K International are dedicated to improving the lives of others through action and leadership. From its home campus to its surrounding community, and from the nation it resides in to the global community, each Circle K International club strives to take action wherever it is needed. In animal shelters and community centers, at food pantries and veteran's homes, and everywhere they can make a difference, you can find members of Circle K Interanational.
Find out more about Circle K International by visiting http://www.circlek.org/home.aspx
You can also learn more about the Indiana District of Circle K by visiting http://www.indianacirclek.org/
Or learn more about Purdue's Circle K club by browsing through the rest of this website.