|Student Organizations, Clubs and Honor Societies
At Mount Mary, we feel every student benefits from some type of leadership experience, and we make sure everyone has that chance. Given our wide range of extracurricular activities and community outreach programs, you'll have many opportunities to explore your interests and develop your potential. Whether you choose to organize a club event or serve on student government, you'll discover new skills and polish existing ones.
Alpha Delta Mu, Alpha Tau Chapter--Honor Society
The primary objective of Alpha Delta Mu is the encouragement and recognition of superior scholarship and the advancement of excellence of social work practice.
Advisor: Mary Ann Suppes
Alpha Kappa Delta, Epsilon Chapter--Honor Society
AKD is the International Sociology Honor Society. The Epsilon Chapter of Wisconsin was established at Mount Mary College on May 6, 1965. The guiding principle of AKD is “to investigate humanity for the purpose of service.” Students are invited to join if they have completed at least 12 credits of Sociology, have maintained at least a 3.0 GPA in their Sociology courses and at least a 3.0 overall GPA and are at least junior status. Inductions are held each semester.
Advisor: Lynn Woehrle
Alpha Mu Gamma, Alpha Omega Chapter--Honor Society
Alpha Mu Gamma is the national collegiate honor society for students of foreign languages. Unlike other national language honor societies, Alpha Mu Gamma represents students studying all world languages. To qualify for membership, students must hold an A or A/B average in at least two college-level courses in the same language and have an overall GPA of 3.0.
Advisor: Mary Ellen Kohn-Buday
Arches, The Student Newspaper
Arches is the student newspaper at Mount Mary College. It focuses on news and events of interest to the Mount Mary student body. Arches operates as a learning lab for Professional Writing graduate students, undergraduates with concentrations in Writing for New Media, as well as graphic design students. However, all students interested in writing, editing, photography and page design can join the Arches staff. Contact the Arches staff at firstname.lastname@example.org, (414)258-4810, ext. 327.
See the list of winners.
See the list of winners.
Advisor: Laura Otto
American Society of Interior Designers, Student Chapter
The Mount Mary College American Society of Interior Designers Student Chapter is dedicated to the professional development of the College's Interior Design students. The organization is recognized as a professional sub chapter of the National Professional ASID Chapter. We therefore strive to provide many professional venues in which the students can participate. The goal of our award winning chapter and award winning students is to strive for educational, professional, and personal advancement in every opportunity. This is achieved through many venues, including educational workshops, networking opportunities with practitioners, and community services activities.
Advisor: Leona Knobloch-Nelson
Student General Meetings: First Thursday of the month (Sept-May)
Beta Beta Beta, Theta Alpha Chapter--Honor Society
Beta Beta Beta is a national honor society for undergraduate students that encourages education and professional development in the biological sciences. Mount Mary’s chapter offers membership at either the local or national level. All interested students are invited to attend the monthly club meetings. The club sponsors field trips and organizes guest speakers. Members may attend both the national and regional conventions where they have the opportunity for to present the results of their research projects in either oral or poster format. In addition, Tri-Beta publishes student research in the society's journal, BIOS.
Advisor: Steven Levson
Behavioral Science Club
The BES Club includes departmental majors and minors as well as other students interested in learning more about the behavioral sciences and in developing friendships with those who share similar goals. Club activities include social get-togethers, presentations on current topics and on graduate school possibilities, and service/out-reach projects. Club members have been influential in maintaining the MMC Community Garden and in contributing food and time to Repairers of the Breach homeless shelter.
Advisor: Krista Moore
Caroline Residence Hall Council
Caroline Hall Council, serves as a vehicle for the residents of Caroline Hall, seeking a leadership opportunity; for residents of Caroline Hall to have a voice on happenings within the residence hall. The Council will provide an array of fun and innovative activities for the residence hall community. Planned events including but not limited to: Fall Extravaganza, Halloween Dance and Coca Mocha Tuesdays.
Advisor: Beth Schoenwetter
Columbia College Student Nursing Association
The Columbia-Mount Mary Student Nurses Association (CMMSNA) is regularly involved in service projects throughout the area. Past activities have included participation in the TV Fox 6 Holiday Toy Chest, assisting with battered women's shelter, and participating in local fundraising runs/walks. CMMSNA sells clipboards, stethoscopes, and T-shirts to help support it's activities and promote the name of Columbia College of Nursing. CMMSNA recently began a "Buddy Program" that pairs up junior and senior students with freshman and sophomore nursing students to serve as mentors. Socially, the CMMSNA offers pizza parties and picnics, and has attended local Wisconsin Student Nurses Association events in the state.
Advisor: Debra Johnson
The Communication Club is a student organization that strives to advance understanding, cooperation, and the exchange of ideas among its members. Students have opportunities to interact with professionals as an avenue to explore and enhance career opportunities. Club activities include field trips to companies, attendance at professional meetings, and sponsorship of guest speakers.
Advisor: Marmy Clason
Delta Epsilon Sigma, Alpha Rho Chapter--Honor Society
Delta Epsilon Sigma is a national scholastic honor society for Catholic colleges and universities. To qualify, undergraduates must complete at least 50% of their credit requirements with a minimum 3.6 GPA. Graduate students must complete 50% of their program with above average performance to join.
Advisor: S. Linda Marie Bos
Environmental Collegians of Sustainability
ECOS is an organization that is concerned about environmental conditions in our society. Group members act as change agents to promote and enhance the well being of the Earth and its inhabitants by embracing holistic, environmental, and sustainable living.
The Fashion Association promotes a fashion network system through professional contacts and friendship among its members. The group’s activities include speakers, fundraising, and a variety of service and social events. Other programs may include craft making fun, bake sales, internship discussions, and special party get-togethers.
Graphic Design Club
The Graphic Design Club is a professional organization for students interested in communication design who are committed to furthering excellence in the field. The goal of the group is to involve students in the local design community and help them build leadership skills as they move into the professional world.
Advisory: Nancy Lohmiller
The purpose of the History Club is to promote an interest in history and afford the opportunity to discuss interests with other students and members of the faculty. Meetings center on learning and enjoying new aspects of history while developing an appreciation for other people, times, and places. Membership is open to all students, regardless of major.
Advisor: S. Linda Marie Bos
The international club welcomes anyone interested in cultures around the world and global issues. Many of our members are students and staff from other countries, or participants on study abroad trips but there are no requirements of origin or experience for membership. We meet bi-weekly and do fun, culturally enriching activities both on and off campus.
Advisor: Antje Streckel
Justice on the Rise
Advisor: Rachel Monaco-Wilcox, J.D., (414) 258-4810, ext. 442
Kappa Gamma Pi--Honor Society
Kappa Gamma Pi is a national Catholic college honor society. Candidates for membership must have completed seven semesters of college or the equivalent with a 3.6 GPA. Membership becomes effective upon graduation.
Advisor: Sr. Linda Marie Bos
Kappa Mu Epsilon, Wisconsin Alpha Chapter--Honor Society
Kappa Mu Epsilon is a mathematics honor society for undergraduate mathematics’ students. Its objectives are to further interests in mathematics, to realize the important role mathematics has played in the development of western civilization, and to develop an appreciation for the power and the beauty possessed by the subject.
Advisor: Roxanne Back
Lambda Alpha Epsilon, Zeta Delta Omega Chapter--Honor Society
Membership in the American Criminal Justice Association - Lambda Alpha Epsilon is comprised of persons employed in an area concerned with the administration of justice or enrolled in a program of study in the field at a college or university. The Association has been in existence since 1969 and is committed to improvement of the criminal justice system, through increasing public awareness, fostering professionalism and promoting high standards of ethical conduct.
Lambda Pi Eta, Tau Iota Chapter--Honor Society
Lambda Pi Eta is the official communication studies honor society of the National Communication Association (NCA). The organization’s objectives are to recognize, foster, and reward outstanding scholastic achievement in communication studies and to encourage professional development among communication majors.
Advisor: Marmy Clason
Math and Computer Club
The Club’s mission is to promote and advance the learning of math and computer studies. It also expands students’ experiences by coming together as a group to reach out to others in ways outside of these specific fields.
Advisor: Maria Hamlin
Mount Mary Programming and Activities Council
MMPAC is an organization comprised of students who are committed to planning activities and events that actively engage the entire campus community. MMPAC programs include fun, exciting, and educational opportunities which appeal to a diverse and broad range of student and administrative interests.
MENC - Collegiate Chapter of the National Association for Music Education
The MENC chapter club on the Mt. Mary campus is open to all students who have an active interest in music and music education. the chapter sponsors music events and participates in professional conferences and activities throughout the academic year.
Phi Alpha Theta, Delta Omega Chapter--Honor Society
Phi Alpha Theta, the national honor society in history, is an undergraduate and graduate honor fraternity. Phi Alpha Theta’s objectives are the promotion of high scholarship in history, leadership qualities, character, and good campus citizenship.
Advisor: S. Linda Marie Bos
The Philosophical Association
The Philosophy Club provides extracurricular thinking activities for all members of the college. This fall we plan to hold our philosophy awareness day celebration as well as several films and meetings on the topic of political philosophy.
Advisor: Jennifer Hockenberry
Psi Chi--Honor Society
Psi Chi is the national honor society in psychology. Its purpose is to encourage, stimulate, and maintain excellence in scholarship, and to advance the science of psychology. Membership is open to graduate and undergraduate students interested in psychology as one of their main interests and who meet the minimum qualifications.
Advisor: Karen Friedlen
Pi Theta Epsilon, Zeta Chapter--Honor Society
Pi Theta is the honor society for occupational therapy students who are at least second semester juniors and are in the top third of their class. Pi Theta focuses on service, leadership and the promotion of the profession of occupational therapy.
Advisor: Jane Olson
Hebrew for peace, Shalom refers to right relationships with self, others, and the world. Shalom Club promotes peace, justice, and the integrity of creation as a branch of the School Sisters of Notre Dame Shalom International network for justice and peace. By organizing events on campus to raise awareness of current world issues of peace, social justice, and justice for the environment, Shalom Club connects the Mount Mary community with outside organizations and activities.
Advisor: S. Shawnee Daniels-Sykes
Student Art Therapy Association
The Student Art Therapy Association offers art therapy students opportunities to develop a sense of community and social responsibility. The Association provides students with volunteer opportunities, connection to the Wisconsin Art Therapy Association, and hosts occasions for social interaction and career development.
Advisor: Melody Todd
Student Dance Association
SDA promotes understanding of what modern dance is and what it has to offer each individual. An annual spring Contemporary Dance Concert is an opportunity for student choreography and performance alongside guest artists. Membership is open to all students with an interest in dance.
Advisor: Jackie Luedtke
Student Education Association
The SEA chapter at Mount Mary College is chartered by and affiliated with the National Education Association and the Wisconsin Education Association. SEA membership is open to those preparing to teach and involves paying dues, receiving publications, attending workshops, and other events.
Advisor: Dr. Miriam Guttman
Student Government Association
The Student Government Association provides and encourages an open forum for informed student dialogue on college policies and other matters of importance to students. It serves as a liaison to Mount Mary College administration, faculty, and staff.
Advisor: Amy Danielson
Studio 455 is open to any student interested in visual art. Its purpose is to support art interests among students, to recognize and promote scholarship and leadership and to develop artistic potential. Studio 455 also assists in fostering friendships, offering service to the art department, and sponsoring art activities. Members have the opportunity to attend art lectures, artist demonstrations, visit galleries and museums, and participate in other art related events.
Advisor: Jordan Anderson
Sigma Theta Tau, Tau Sigma Chapter--Honor Society
The College recently became a chartered chapter of Sigma Theta Tau International, one of the largest and most prestigious nursing organizations in the world. This organization seeks to promote leadership and scholarship in practice, education, and research in addition to supporting the professional development of its members who strive to improve nursing care worldwide.
Advisor: Sue Cole
Sigma Tau Delta, Chi Epsilon Chapter--Honor Society
Sigma Tau Delta confers distinction upon students studying English language and literature. Members learn more about career opportunities in their major, are connected to funding sources, and participate in many activities. The Mount Mary chapter has sponsored service projects supporting literacy including book drives for needy children, tape recorded readings for the blind, and reading to patients at Children's Hospital of Wisconsin. Membership is open to majors and minors in English, English Professional Writing, or English education who have a minimum 3.0 grade point average.
Advisor: Wendy Weaver
Social Work Club
The Social Work Club is an organization for all social work majors and interested others. The club's major functions are to work for social and economic justice via redistribution of resources and social action. The club has many donation drives and sponsors bake sales to benefit community groups in need. Also, club members work on social justice issues through work in the community and advocacy.
Advisor: Joe Dooley
Student Occupational Therapy Association
SOTA membership is open to students accepted into the Occupational Therapy program. SOTA offers both social contacts and opportunities for sharing of pre-professional experience. Monthly meetings combine business with lectures, demonstrations, guest speakers and service projects in the community.
Advisor: Jody Garber
Students Achieving Leadership through Spanish Activities
SALSA’s purpose is to serve as a support group for Latina and non-Latina students and to promote cross-cultural understanding of the Latino culture.
Advisor: Maribel Rivera
Students Building Bridges
Theta Alpha Kappa--Honor Society
Theta Alpha Kappa is the national honor society for theology and religion. This honor society is a related scholarly organization of the American Academy of Religion, an affiliate society of the Council of Societies for the Study of Religion, and a member of the Association of College Honor Societies.
Advisor: Don Rappe