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. It is a self-governing organization and elects its own officers, conducts its own meetings, and determines its own service activities. This high degree of autonomy allows for a unique service experience driven entirely by the members for the members.
Circle K is an international community service organization with over 13,250 members worldwide in 17 nations, including the Bahamas, Barbados, Canada, Jamaica, St. Lucia, Colombia, Philippines, Nigeria, Ecuador, Malaysia, Panama, Dominican Republic, Taiwan, Antigua, Australia, Suriname, and the United States. Circle K blends community service and leadership training with the opportunity to meet many other college students at service projects, conferences, and conventions and form genuine lifelong friendships with people of all walks of life.
Each club works closely with their school and local community in planning and implementing projects that best serve the needs of that particular area. Clubs within the same basic geographic area (divisions), also work together on larger projects. On the district level, clubs within the boundaries of California, Nevada, and Hawaii also work to achieve common goals and district-wide service initiatives and come together multiple times during the year at conferences, conventions, and large scale projects (see "events" page). This gives members the opportunity to work closely with and get to know many different people, not just those at their own school. Ultimately, Circle K encompasses a defining and meaningful opportunity during one's collegiate career.