What is Circle K International?
Originally founded in 1936 as a fraternity at Washington State University, Circle K International original vision was to assist young men who needed financial aid attend college. Fast forward to 1947, and CKI was officially recognized as a service oriented organization, with the first club under this new vision being chartered at Carthage College in Carthage, Illinois. Today, CKI has over 13,000 members spread across 550 campuses worldwide, all centered around the goal of promoting & fostering its three tenets: service, leadership, and fellowship!
Circle K Pledge
"I pledge to uphold the objects of Circle K International, to foster compassion and goodwill towards others through service and leadership. To develop my abilities and the abilities of all people, and to dedicate myself to the realization of humanity's potential!"
“…our first tenet that we follow. Givin' back to our community today not tomorrow…”
The first and most fundamental tenet of Circle K International is Service. Through Service, we strive to make our communities and the world a better place, one service project at a time. Here at CSUF Circle K, we provided all our members many opportunities to leave their mark and make a difference in their communities.
“…Leadership! Is also something we like to do. Givin' all our members the chance to lead the crew…”
Everybody can be a leader! And we mean that truly. Our second tenet that we follow, CSUF Circle K aims to grow and develop the leadership skills of every one of our members, whether it be through serving as a Board Officer, serving on a committee (club, divisional, district), or even chairing an event.
“…Fellowship. The way we stay connected! Friendships everywhere, never endin'! – Lay Hak, 19-20 Historian
Our third and final tenet that we follow, Fellowship centers around, as you can guess, our social bonds and connections in Circle K. Members have the opportunity to make life long friendships and connections with their fellow club members, within the division, district, and even outside of Circle K in the form of other people under the Kiwanis umbrella or even people we meet along the way out in the real world.
CKI at CSUF is a part of Seaside Division within CNH Circle K. The Seaside Division is a group of eight Circle K clubs located in Orange County, San Diego County, and even Hawaii! These clubs collaborate with one another through events such as monthly Divisional Council Meetings (DCMs) and monthly Divisional Service Projects (DSPs).
Clubs in Seaside Division
CSUF - Thursdays at 6PM at Titan Student Union Alvarado
IVC - Mondays at 1:30PM at Business Sciences Building (BSTIC 219)
OCC - Wednesdays at 4:15PM at Student Union Second Floor
Saddleback - N/A
UCI - N/A
San Diego State University - Tuesdays at 4PM at President Suite, Student Union, 3rd floor
University of California San Diego - N/A
University of Hawaii Manoa - Wednesdays at TBD
A true global service organization dedicated to improving the lives of children from different communities and geographic areas, Kiwanis International is also the umbrella that all its other branches stem from. K-Kids, Builder's Club, Key Club, KIWINS, Circle K, and Aktion Club are all part of the Kiwanis Family.
The Kiwanis Club of Fullerton sponsors Circle K International at Cal State Fullerton