The Joint Venture Club provides graduate students and their spouses, partners, significant others, and/or children a social network of support. Because family and partners are an integral part of a student's experience, the club works to foster community and help ease the transition to Madison.
The club organizes several events for significant others and family members each semester. Activities for families have included trips to the Henry Vilas Zoo, Madison Children’s Museum, and a local apple orchard for a hayride. Spouses and partners have participated in book club discussions, Bunko games, dinners out, and movie nights.