Student Organizations

Lourdes University student organizations are an important aspect of 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.

 

Starting a New Student Organization

Requirements:

  • A new student organization cannot duplicate or mimic an existing registered student organization (RSO).
  • You must be a student currently enrolled at Lourdes.
  • Have three (3) students interested in becoming members of your organization before it starts. Some of these members must also be interested in serving on an executive board composed of a president, vice president.
  • All registered student organizations must have one Lourdes University faculty or staff advisor.

Application Process:

To become a new student organization at Lourdes University, student representatives must go through our application process. This application process is open all year long.

Step 1: Apply utilizing the application on Microsoft Forms.

Step 2: Once the application has been approved, the student organization and representative will be added to the university website and will learn about the universities policies, procedures, and benefits of being a registered student organization.

 

Join a student organization today!

Academic, Honorary, & Professional Organizations

Purpose: Aspiring Educators will work with mentoring, recruiting, and outreach within the University and local community.

Co-Presidents – Madelyn Dubois: madelynn.dubois@mymail.lourdes.edu

Madison Mitchell: madison.mitchell@mymail.lourdes.edu

ADVISOR

Karl Heidrich KHeidrich@lourdes.edu

 

Area of Interest: Academics, Special Interest

“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

Maggie Lehman
mlehman@lourdes.edu

 

LEARN MORE

https://www.kdp.org/

Prevent Wrongful Conviction by promoting awareness of its existence on College Campuses and to generate student and community support for the Ohio Innocence Project, and its efforts to remedy Wrongful Convictions. Host events designed to educate college students and the general public about Wrongful Conviction and its occurrence.  Recruit members with a shared interest in the matter who wish to learn more about it. Hold meetings for members to discuss involvement in the organization and organizational activities. Support and promote the efforts of the Ohio Innocence Project through social media and campus media outlets. Host an annual event in October commemorating International Wrongful Conviction Day. Host, at minimum, ONE other educational event during the academic school year to generate interest in the topic of Wrongful Conviction among university students and the public, and to foster the growth of the associated student group. Examples of events: panel discussions, documentary film screenings, speaking engagements, and demonstrations. Designate representatives to attend the annual OIP-u Conference organized by the Ohio Innocence Project and held at the University of Cincinnati Law School in Cincinnati, Ohio, along with representatives from the Lourdes LIFE program.

Advisors

Jessica Ziegler JZiegler@lourdes.edu

Kristin Blochowski kromaine-blochowski@lourdes.edu

 

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

Mary Robinson
mrobinson@lourdes.edu

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
eszavuly@lourdes.edu

For more information on Pre-ATA, follow us on Facebook.

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

Joely Austin DNP, RN
jaustin@lourdes.edu

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/

http://172.16.8.108/academics/college-of-business-and-leadership-cobal

ADVISOR

Laura Ott
lott@lourdes.edu

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

Rochelle Inbody-Bormuth
rinbody-bormuth@lourdes.edu

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
bbrown@lourdes.edu

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

Nina Wright

nwright@lourdes.edu

BlackStudentAssociation@lourdes.edu

To share knowledge on things such as animal nutrition, animal welfare such as coat, skin, and nail care, mentally and physically working your Emotional Support Animal (ESA), working out behavior and reaction issues, and educate students about how to handle ESAs on and off campus, dog gear making and knowledge.

President

Megan Litomisky Megan.Litomisky@mymail.lourdes.edu

Advisor

Dee Segar DSegar@lourdes.edu

The purpose of this science organization is to encourage students to explore biology, chemistry, physics and all areas of science.

President

Latrice Wilson latrice.wilson@mymail.lourdes.edu

ADVISOR

Kristen Williams (Assistant Professor- Biology) kwilliams3@lourdes.edu

 

Area of Interest: Academics, Special Interests

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

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ADVISOR

Nickolas Dietrich
ndietrich@lourdes.edu

Disc golf provides a fun activity that is outside that combines exercise and friendly competition. It is also a great way to get to meet new people

Advisor

Paige Hill PHill2@lourdes.edu

Student

Gabriel Gardner Gabriel.Gardner@mymail.lourdes.edu

WHAT IS LOURDES GAMING CLUB

Gaming is meant to be enjoyed by all those who are interested in partaking. At Lourdes Gaming Club, we like to include all of the different types of gamers into our hub so that they can connect with like-minded individuals. We host events of all types including tournament, casual game nights and fun outings with fellow members!

THE PURPOSE

Lourdes Gaming Club is a club that looks to create a safe haven for gamers of all types. The purpose of the organization is to create a diverse community based around a similar interest and encourage social interaction among members and guests. Members and guests will have the opportunity to share a variety of games with fellow members including, but not limited to, board, card and video games.

WHO CAN JOIN THE LOURDES GAMING CLUB

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

ADVISOR

Harrison Greer, Director of Esports
hgreer@lourdes.edu

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

Andrea Hoppenjans
ahoppenjans@lourdes.edu

Caitlyn Dickey
cdickey@lourdes.edu,

SOCIAL MEDIA

Instagram- @luprism

We’ve grown up in the midst of America’s gun violence crisis. In fact, we’ve been called the “school shooting generation.” Now we’re rising up and organizing in our high schools, colleges, and communities across the country to demand action to end gun violence

President: Fizza Khan: fizza.khan@mymail.lourdes.edu

ADVISOR

Angelica Johnson ajohnson@lourdes.edu

 

Area of Interest:  Special Interests

Student Groups

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Student Leadership

LEAP

Lourdes Events & Activities Planning (LEAP)

Lourdes Events & Activities Planning (LEAP) is the official student programming board for Lourdes University. The primary focus of LEAP is to plan, organize and oversee campus wide events for students by students. Each week, LEAP offers a variety of opportunities for students to attend events such as Movie Nights, Road Trips, Performing Artists, Comedians and much more. Most events are free to Lourdes students and LEAP is always looking for new ideas.

For more information about upcoming events, ways to get involved or to provide a suggestion contact us by email or direct message on social media.

ADVISOR

Nina S. Wright

nwright@lourdes.edu

Connect with us

Email – leap@lourdes.edu

Instagram- @lourdesleap

Twitter- @LourdesLEAP

Facebook- @lourdesSGA

TikTok – @lourdesleap

Snapchat – @leap_lourdes

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Rec Sports

Rec Sports provide students an opportunity to get involved in non-varsity athletic activities on campus in a friendly and fun environment. Tournaments and competitions are organized by students for all students to enjoy. Programs include yard games, basketball, volleyball, dodgeball, flag football and more. There is always a prize for the winner.

ADVISOR

Nina S. Wright

nwright@lourdes.edu

Connect with us

Email – recsports@lourdes.edu

Instagram- @lourdesrecsports

Resident Assistants (RAs) are part-time, student staff members who live in residence halls. The mission of Residence Life at Lourdes University is to empower residence hall students and staff to create safe, caring, and inclusive communities. RAs encourage and support students in academic and personal growth by fostering awareness, appreciation, and development of skills to succeed in a diverse, global society. Finally, RAs are role models within their communities, demonstrating responsible and ethical behavior. RAs play a pivotal role in our department and are a vital resource for many members of the campus community.

For more information, click here.

ADVISORs

Cayla Mitchell

Email

Connect with us

Email – reslife@lourdes.edu

Instagram- @lourdesreslife  

 

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The Lourdes University Student Government Association (SGA), serves as a formal mechanism for a “student voice” on campus with respect to ideas, issues, and concerns regarding campus policies, programs, and activities. In addition, SGA also sponsors, funds, and coordinates programs that impact the entire student body. It fosters communication, support, and encourages input from the representatives of formally recognized student organizations. Finally, SGA promotes professional and leadership development among its members for personal and career enhancement.

SGA is comprised of an executive board, student senate and representatives from each active student organization.

ADVISOR

Nina S. Wright

nwright@lourdes.edu

COnnect with us

Email – sga@lourdes.edu

Instagram- @lourdes_sga

Twitter- @lourdesSGA

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The Weekend of Welcome (WOW) Team is designed to assist first-year students during their transition to college during Welcome Weekend. Welcome Weekend takes place the weekend before the first day of classes. WOW Team Leaders represent an array of student organizations, athletic teams and majors offered at Lourdes University. To learn more about the Lourdes Welcome Program, click here.

ADVISOR

Nina S. Wright

nwright@lourdes.edu

Connect with us

Email – orientation@lourdes.edu

Instagram- @lourdes_orientation

Twitter- @Lourdes_WOW