About Us


Stephanie Ruiz

President

UC Berkeley Circle K

We are so excited to have you here! Whether you are new to our organization or a returning member, I hope that you are able to find something within Circle K that will enhance your journey here at UC Berkeley -- I definitely know I have! From making the environment a better place to reading books to children, and everything in between, we have a wide variety of service events just for you. And it doesn't end there! We also offer leadership and professional development training, as well as a wide variety of socials so you can discover Berkeley with a welcoming group of friends.

Circle K has given me a family away from home and an opportunity to serve the community while being able to grow as a leader. My college experience wouldn't be the same without it! I hope that throughout this next year, you'll fall in love with this organization just like I have.

Please don't feel overwhelmed or obligated to attend everything. We have no requirement policies, meaning that you choose the level of your involvement! Feel free to sign up for events on the calendar and reach out to me if you have any questions. I look forward to getting to know you over the course of this next year!


Beyond Campus

Golden Gate Division

The Golden Gate Division is a group of Circle K clubs at schools in the eastern Bay Area: Napa Valley College, Diablo Valley College, San Francisco State University, University of San Francisco, Los Medanos College, Chabot College (Chartering), and of course, University of California—Berkeley.

The Circle K Golden Gate Division is made up of Circle K clubs in the Bay Area. As an organization apart of the Cal-Nev-Ha Circle K District, we aim to develop leaders and serve our community. We are also very welcoming of new members into our incredibly awesome family! If you are looking for a positively impacting and fun college experience, we're the club to join!

From the GG Facebook page

CNH District

The CNH District of Circle K is a supergroup of nine divisions in the three states of California, Nevada, and Hawaii. Other than Golden Gate, there are the Capital, Central Coast, Desert Oasis, Magic Kingdom, Foothill, Metro, Paradise, and Sunset Divisions. These divisions meet together for several annual district-wide events, including Fall Training Conference (FTC), Crazy Kompetition for Infants North/South (CKI North/South), District Large-Scale Service Project (DLSSP), and District Convention (DCON).

The Cal-Nev-Ha Spirit. Simply put, there is nothing quite like it. From the mighty Northeastern mountains of Nevada, to the golden West Coast of California and finally, to the tropical paradise found only in Hawaii, the Spirit of CNH is evident in every single thing that we, Circle K'ers, do. Our spirit transcends the usual description of loudness and is represented by the passion for Service, Leadership, and Fellowship that all our members live with. However, this is not to say that CNH CKI isn't loud, because indeed it is. Cal-Nev-Ha is the loudest and proudest District in all of Circle K International and we will never be afraid to prove it.

From CNH Circle K's website

Circle K International

Circle K International is an organization of college and university students who are responsible citizens and leaders with a lifelong commitment to community service worldwide. Circle K inspires people to better our world. Its motto, the same as Kiwanis International's, is "Live to Serve, Love to Serve." Circle K provides constructive opportunities for students to become involved on their campuses and communities through service work to others in need. Circle K members have the chance to work with fellow students, children in the community, and other adults in need of special programs.

In support of this, we are committed to:

Circle K is the largest collegiate community service, leadership development, and friendship organization in the world. Circle K clubs are organized and sponsored by a Kiwanis club on a college or university campus. With more than 13,770 members in 17 nations, CKI is making a positive impact on the world every day.

From the Circle K website

Kiwanis International

Kiwanis clubs, located in 80 nations, help their communities in countless ways. Each community’s needs are different—so each Kiwanis club is different. By working together, members achieve what one person cannot accomplish alone. Kiwanis clubs focus on changing the world by serving children, one child and one community at a time. To do this, many clubs also sponsor a Kiwanis family club—K-Kids for primary school children; Builders Clubs for adolescents; Key Clubs for teens; CKI clubs for university students and Aktion Clubs for adults living with disabilities—to reach more people and have a greater service impact on their communities.

From the Kiwanis website


Our Tenets

Service

As one of the three tenets, service is the fundamental element of Circle K International. Collectively, Circle K members perform more than one million hours of service on their campuses and in their communities annually. Without service, Circle K International would be just another campus activity. Through service, college students are making the world a better place one service project at a time. Together, Circle K'ers truly make a difference in the community.

Leadership

Through the mission and vision of the organization, Circle K International is dedicated to the realization of humankind’s potential. The potential of Circle K International lies in its ability to positively influence members of society who are facing ultimate personal decisions and those who will one day create the vision of mankind for generations to come. Leadership opportunities afford Circle K members the resources and tools needed to become active citizens. Circle K’ers can assume leadership responsibilities at all levels of the organization and through various experiential training conferences while actively contributing to the running of their respective clubs, divisions, and communities. The unique experiences offered by Circle K truly develop and bring out the leader within each individual.

Fellowship

If there is one thing that Circle K’ers know best, it is fellowship. Whether they are planning a car wash, visiting shut-ins, reading to three-year-olds or conducting business, Circle K members across the globe take time to meet and welcome new people. With each element and aspect of Circle K International, members experience genuine fellowship and develop life-long relationships with fellow collegians, advisors, Kiwanians and citizens in their communities. Whether a Circle K’er is mentoring a child, networking with a businessman, or bowling with members, that Circle K’er is developing social skills, meeting new people, creating meaningful friendships, and strengthening relationships.


Our Pledge

I pledge to uphold the objects of Circle K International,

To foster compassion and goodwill toward others through service and leadership,

To develop my abilities and the abilities of all people,

And to dedicate myself to the realization of mankind's potential.