Student Organizations

Lourdes University student organizations are an important aspect to the college experience providing opportunities to meet peers, gain knowledge and develop skills. Student organizations are created for students by students. Types of organizations range from academic/honor societies to social interest and student leadership, sure to include something for everyone. Visit the list below of the current student organizations and we welcome you to reach out to them. If there is an organization that Lourdes does not currently offer, it is very simple to create a new one.

All student organizations are governed by the Student Government Association (SGA). SGA is available to help students create, run and lead organizations. Be sure to connect with SGA as you get involved on campus.

Academic, Honorary, & Professional Organizations

“Inspiring and equipping teachers to thrive.”

Kappa Delta Pi: Alpha Zeta Kappa Chapter

The purpose of the Alpha Zeta Kappa Chapter of Kappa Delta Pi shall be to promote excellence in and recognition of outstanding contributions to education.  Kappa Delta Pi shall endeavor to maintain a high degree of professional fellowship among its members, to quicken professional growth, and to honor achievement in educational work.  To these ends, it shall invite to membership persons who exhibit commendable professional qualities, worth educational ideals, and sound scholarship, without regard to race, ethnicity, age, religion, gender or sexual identity, or disability.

The following requirements are necessary for membership in Alpha Zeta Kappa at Lourdes University:

  • Sophomore status
  • Completion of Gate 1 requirements as per Lourdes University Division of Education
  • 3.5  grade point average overall at Lourdes University

ADVISOR

Dr. Vince Laverick
Email

LEARN MORE

https://www.kdp.org/

 

Social Work Honorary

“Through knowledge – the challenge to serve”

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Phi Alpha:  Delta Alpha Chapter

The purposes of Phi Alpha Honor Society are to provide a closer bond among students of social work and promote humanitarian goals and ideals. Phi Alpha fosters high standards of education for social workers and invites into membership those who have attained excellence in scholarship and achievement in social work.

The following requirements are necessary for membership in Phi Alpha at Lourdes University:

  • Sophomore status
  • 9 semester hours of required social work courses
  • 3.0  grade point average overall at Lourdes University
  • 3.25 grade point average

ADVISOR

Dr. Joyce Litten
Email

History Honorary

Phi Alpha Theta: Alpha Lambda Nu Chapter

In the Spring 2004 semester, the Department of History at Lourdes was awarded the Alpha Lambda Nu Chapter of Phi Alpha Theta, the National History Honor Society. This chapter is dedicated to encouraging students in their studies in history and helping to promote an interest in history on campus.

The following requirements are necessary for membership in Phi Alpha Theta:

  • 12 or more hours of coursework in history
  • 3.1 GPA in history courses
  • 3.0 GPA overall
  • Junior or senior status (or college graduate)

ADVISOR

Adam Hodge

Email

Pre-ATA

Pre-ATA is an undergraduate association of students, educators, and individuals who support the therapeutic use of art and who are dedicated to provide and increase an awareness of art as a unique and universal form of self-expression and communication.

It is our mission is to provide an awareness of art therapy as a substantial and genuine health profession that uses the process of art making to better the physical, mental, and emotional well-being of all individuals.

The purpose of Pre-ATA shall be to recognize and encourage the artistic communication which is intrinsic to the principles of art therapy.

ADVISOR

Erin Palmer Szavuly
Email

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Nursing Honorary

The purpose of the Sigma Nursing Honor Society is to recognize superior achievement, develop nurse leaders to improve healthcare everywhere, foster high professional standards, encourage creative work, and strengthen commitment to the ideals and purposes of the profession.

Student Qualification (since September 1, 2018-present) specifics are as follows:

Undergrad students-

  • 3.0 cumulative GPA minimum
  • Top 35% of their class
  • At least half of curriculum/program completed
  • Meet the expectation of academic integrity

RN students-

  • 3.0 cumulative GPA minimum
  • Top 35% of their class
  • At least half of the curriculum/program completed and at least 12 credit hours at their current school
  • Meet the expectation of academic integrity.

Graduate students-

  • 3.5 cumulative GPA minimum
  • At least one-fourth of the curriculum/program completed
  • Meet the expectation of academic integrity

Note: Students in graduate programs who are registered nurses, legally recognized to practice in their country and have a minimum of a baccalaureate degree or the equivalent in any field, shall be eligible to be considered as a Nurse Leader at any point in the program.

LEARN MORE

www.sigmanursing.org

ADVISORs

Jennifer Harold MSN, RN
Email

Rebecca Zechman MSN, RN
Email

Business, Management & Administration Honorary

Lourdes University’s College of Business and Leadership is proud to host a chapter of Sigma Beta Delta International Honor Society. Sigma Beta Delta encourages and recognizes scholarship and accomplishment among students of business, management, and administration, and encourages and promote aspirations toward personal and professional improvement and a life distinguished by honorable service to humankind.

The following requirements are necessary for membership in Sigma Beta Delta at Lourdes University:

Graduation in top 20% of College of Business and Leadership Class

LEARN MORE

https://sigmabetadelta.org/

https://sigmabetadelta.org/benefits/

https://www.lourdes.edu/academics/college-of-business-and-leadership-2/

ADVISOR

Gary Bentley
Email

English Honorary

The Lourdes University English department houses the Alpha Sigma Nu chapter of Sigma Tau Delta, the International English Honor Society. Students who meet the academic eligibility criteria are invited to join our chapter of Sigma Tau Delta by department faculty during the spring semester of each year. An induction ceremony for new members is held in conjunction with spring capstone presentations.

ADVISOR

Susan Shelangoskie
Email

The Student Nurses Association (SNA) of Lourdes University is a local chapter associated with both Ohio (OSNA) and the National Student Nurses Association (NSNA). The purpose of the organization allows students to participate in events which represent a positive image of nursing and promote positive support through mentorship and community service. To be a member of this organization, students must be enrolled in the Lourdes University Nursing Program.

ADVISOR

Cindy Zientek
Email

Katie Siebenaler

Email

Theta Alpha Kappa

Theology Honorary

Theta Alpha Kappa: Alpha Alpha Theta Chapter

Established in 1976, Theta Alpha Kappa is the national honor society for theology and religious studies. It is dedicated to recognizing and encouraging academic excellence in undergraduate and graduate students and in scholars in those fields. The Greek letters appropriately stand for theos (God), anthropos (human person) and koinonia (communion). The local chapter at Lourdes University, Alpha Alpha Theta, was established in 1984.

Students who have achieved the following are invited to join:

  • 12 credits in theology courses
  • 3.5 GPA in theology courses
  • 3.0 GPA in all courses
  • Rank in the top 35% of their class

Theta Alpha Kappa offers an annual peer-reviewed journal, essay competitions, honorary awards for the highest achieving student members and graduate school scholarships.

ADVISOR

Benjamin Brown
419-824-3946
Email

 

Social & Special Interest Organizations

BSU

MISSION STATEMENT

Molding today’s Black students into tomorrow’s Black leaders through Franciscan education, service, and community.

PURPOSE

The purpose of this organization will be to provide academic and social support to Black students, to foster our members to be leaders, pioneers and strong role models in our communities, to encourage our members to be mentors to underprivileged youth, to encourage the campus and surrounding communities in dialogue and activities that promote multiculturalism and to support the Franciscan Values of community, learning, reverence, and service.

ADVISOR

Briana Peters

Email

SOCIAL MEDIA

Twitter- @bsu_lu

Instagram- @lourdesbsu

Once an inactive organization, the Gaming Society has been reborn, making a comeback at Lourdes University.

WHAT IS GAMING SOCIETY: REBORN?

Gaming encompasses a variety of options. Whether you enjoy a fast-paced video game, strategic board game, live-action role-playing game or a classic card game, gaming offers entertainment for everyone!

THE PURPOSE

The purpose of Gaming Society: Reborn is to create a diverse community based around a similar interest, gaming, and encourage gambling-free, social interaction among members. Game nights are an opportunity to join with others for a relaxing, fun evening and share a variety of games including, but not limited to, board, card, and video games. Gaming Society: Reborn fosters a commitment to community service through sponsored charitable events during the year.

WHO CAN JOIN THE GAMING SOCIETY: REBORN ORGANIZATION?

Anyone who wants to have fun gaming is welcome to join us on game nights! Membership is open to all students, alumni and staff of Lourdes and is an open membership (no dues required).

ADVISOR

Alisa Smith
Email

LSU

PURPOSE

Latino Student Union promotes the identity and unity of Hispanic/Latino students at Lourdes University through community, reverence, learning, and service. The organization brings awareness, education, and support on issues facing the Latino community. All Lourdes University students are welcome to attend events and activities along with joining the organization.

ADVISOR

Yahel Rivera

Email

SOCIAL MEDIA

Snapchat- @lourdeslsu

Instagram- @lourdes.latinx

L.I.N.K

Are you looking for ways to connect with others? Be an active part of Campus Ministry and help others connect as well by becoming a L.I.N.K. in the Lourdes community.

Members help to plan Campus Ministry events and you will find a L.I.N.K. for just about every interest and talent.

  • Be a Faith L.I.N.K.: Explore and share your faith with others at fellowship gatherings such as Soup & Scripture
  • Be a Community L.I.N.K.: Volunteer at Helping Hands of St. Louis, a soup kitchen and outreach program
  • Be a Habitat L.I.N.K: Join or support the Habitat for Humanity Spring Break Team or one of our other mission trips
  • Be a Life L.I.N.K.: Support issues that promote a greater reverence for all human life

Cross with blue orange green and yellow colors

ADVISORS

Jenn Southerton
Email

PURPOSE

Prism gives members of the LGBTQA community and their allies a chance to have a voice in the Lourdes University community. Come and help us create opportunities for sharing, educating and supporting one another as well as welcoming those who just want to understand.

The group focuses on building an awareness of and dispelling stereotypes that revolve around the LGBTQA community. We hope to use honest and open discussions to eliminate any hateful, prejudicial or discriminating beliefs, attitudes or actions held against any individual based on his or her sexual orientation, gender identity or personal beliefs about sexual orientation/identity. Straight allies who want to learn more and support the group are also welcome.

ADVISORS

Kristin Blochowski
Email

SOCIAL MEDIA

Instagram- @luprism

PURPOSE

Rise is a student-led faith based organization dedicated to building movements of people who are transformed by Jesus Christ. The organization is student-led that introduce students to Jesus Christ, help them to grow in their faith, encourage them to love life passionately under the lordship of Christ, and inspire commitment to advancing the purpose of God in the world. Each week, the group invite students to meet for a Bible Study and other opportunity for fellowship.

ADVISOR

Mark Christensen

Email

SOCIAL MEDIA

Instagram- @riselourdes

 

Student Groups

 

CLAWS

 

C.L.A.W.S. – an acronym for news regarding Campus life, Lunch, Academics, Weather, and Sports – is a student-led organization publishing bi-weekly newscasts on all Gray Wolf news. Not only is Gray Wolf news covered, but the organization provides a platform for Lourdes community members to share their stories, ideas, and perspectives. C.L.A.W.S strive to not only keep the Lourdes Community informed, but to also provide a platform for individuals to showcase their creativity, and to keep the members of the Gray Wolf community connected in unity by sharing events and information from fellow student organizations.

C.L.A.W.S. is an ever-growing team and always looking for members! If you have any interest in editing (video footage, photos/flyers, sound), reporting (on camera or as a voice-over), writing, filming, or just have a story to tell, the organization has a place for you!

ADVISOR

Susan Shelongoski

Email

SOCIAL MEDIA

Instagram- @clawsgraywolfnews

Twitter - @CLAWS_gubinews

Facebook –CLAWS Lourdes University News

 

Student Leadership

Degree Audits were formerly done through Degreeworks. In the Lourdes WolfProwler Self-Service system, you will click on Academics and then Degree Audit.

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Previously you applied your courses to a different major under "what-if?). In the Lourdes Wolf Prowler Web Self-Service system, you will select "Academics" and then "Degree Audit" located at the bottom of the page.

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This is how the new Lourdes WolfProwler Web Self-Service system appears when accessed.

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To register for classes in the Lourdes Wolf Prowler Web Self-Service system, click on "Academics" and then "Registration"

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To view your unofficial transcript in the Lourdes WolfProwler Web Self-Service system, click on "Academics" and then "Unofficial Transcripts"

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To view your class schedule in the Lourdes WolfProwler Web Self-Service system, click on "Academics" and then "Your Class Schedule"

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To view your Midterm/Final Grade Report in the Lourdes WolfProwler Web Self-Service system, click on "Academics" and then "My Grades"

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To view your Transfer Credit status in the Lourdes WolfProwler Web Self-Service system, click on "Transfer Credits" and then "Transfer Credits"

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To update your contact information in the Lourdes WolfProwler Web Self-Service system, click on "My Profile" and then "My Information"

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To complete a FERPA release in the Lourdes WolfProwler Web Self-Service system, click on "My Profile" and then "My Ferpa"

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To view your current bill in the Lourdes WolfProwler Web Self-Service system, click on "My Finances" and then "Account Information"

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To make a payment online in the Lourdes WolfProwler Web Self-Service system, click on "My Finances" and then "Make a Payment Online"

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To provide a payment method and sign-up for a payment plan in the Lourdes WolfProwler Web Self-Service system, click on "My Finances" and then "Payment Information"

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To view your 1098-T in the Lourdes WolfProwler Web Self-Service system, click on "My Finances" and then "View 1098-T"

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To view or accept your financial aid awards in the Lourdes WolfProwler Web Self-Service system, click on "My Financial Aid" and then "Award Letter"

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