Clubs and Organizations

A list of available clubs and organizations follows. We hope you’ll get involved! If you would like to learn more about one of the clubs, contact the advisor. If you’d like to start a new club, contact Director of Student Activities, Katie Dwyer-Zeman.

Clubs & Organizations

Act One: Drama Club
Advisor Meeting Time Meeting Place
 Brad Beauchamp Thursdays @ 5 p.m. Rolland C 201
American Advertising Federation (AAF)
Advisor Meeting Time Meeting Place
Alan Nauts Every other Tuesday @ 5:45 p.m. Rolland C 163
This organization is affiliated with the Academic Division of the AMERICAN ADVERTISING FEDERATION and the 6th District of the AAF. The purposes of this AAF college chapter shall be: (1) to provide and promote a better understanding of the functions of advertising and of its values; (2) to stimulate and encourage advertising professionalism through advertising education; (3) to apply the skill, creativity and energy of advertising to help solve social problems; (4) develop the individual abilities of its members; and (5) promote fellowship and free exchange of ideas.
Artists in Action
Advisor Meeting Time Meeting Place
Jody Nix  Every other Wednesday, 4:00-5:00 PM Printmaking Room, Rolland A
Artists in Action is a club for all Art Education majors at USF. The purpose of the club is to: Provide an effective transition from art education preparation to professional practice.

  • Maintain a high standard of quality art education on campus and in the community.
  • Gain greater insight and perspective about the teaching of art and contemporary concepts in art education.
  • Sponsor service projects such as speaker, symposia, exhibitions, etc.
  • Promote an exchange of ideas in substantive art education.
  • Promote art education and all areas of the visual arts as a career choice.

Together, the club participates in the Annual Indiana Art Education State Meeting and FAME Festival activities, and works with the Reggio Emilia Program at Whitney Young School in Fort Wayne. The club is currently applying for membership as a student chapter of the National Art Education Association.

BROTHERHOOD
Advisor Meeting Time Meeting Place
Sable Robinson Contact Advisor
The main goal of brotherhood is to provide a place where black males can come and talk about today’s struggles. We want to uplift each other and defy stereotypes that have been made over the years. Our mission is to educate ourselves about current events and discuss past events.
Communication and Public Relations Specialists (CAPS)
Advisor Meeting Time Meeting Place
Kristin Miller Every other Thursday, 1:30 PM Rolland C 150
The Communication and Public Relation Specialists (CAPS) promotes the development of professional skills in the fields of communication and public relations through networking, event planning, workshops, and mentoring.
Cougars Care Service Club
Advisor Meeting Time Meeting Place
Katrina Boedeker or The Center for Service Engagement Every other Wednesday, 9:00 Campus Ministry Conference Room
Cougars Care provides an opportunity for students who are interested in service to join together to meet community needs. Cougars Care recognizes that through regular service to others we are transformed by the experience of putting our Franciscan values into action.
Cougars for Faith, Family and Life
Advisor Meeting Time Meeting Place
Fr. David Meinzen & Kim Brinneman Every other Thursday 12:00-12:45 Campus Ministry
Cougars for Faith, Family, and Life promotes the sanctity of life, the integrity of marriage, and the value of faith.
Counseling Club (formerly Grad Psychology Club)
Advisor Meeting Time Meeting Place
Annette Meadows Contact Advisor Contact Advisor
Culturas Unidas
Advisor Meeting Time Meeting Place
Paula Avila Every other Wednesday, 6:00 PM Diversity Center
We promote the Hispanic culture at USF and the community by providing support through meetings, activities and events. We believe in achieving that purpose while bringing change through leadership and service.
Dead Artists Society
Advisor Meeting Time Meeting Place
Elizabeth Kuebler-Wolf Contact Advisor Contact Advisor
To extend the study of artists outside the classroom into a more social environment, to provide student opportunities for museum and gallery travel, to promote professional development for art historians and other students.
Eco Club (Environmental Club)
Advisor Meeting Time Meeting Place
John Zimmerman Every other Friday, 1:00 PM A117
To provide an open forum for student environmental concerns. To educate and promote awareness of environmental issues in our communities, including: the University of Saint Francis, Fort Wayne, and Allen County. To serve the community in the best interest of the environment. To uphold the Franciscan Value of respecting creation and using resources wisely. To maintain Earth Day events.
Educators in Action (EIA)
Advisor Meeting Time Meeting Place
Nancy Hankee Mondays, 11:00 p.m. PJPII 310C
EIA is an organization geared toward elementary, secondary and special education majors. The organization is involved in service and social activities on campus and in the Fort Wayne area. Educators in Action Sponsors monthly panels, Jolly Grams at Christmas, and Santa’s Little Village
f/8 Photo Club
Advisor Meeting Time Meeting Place
Cara Wade Every other Tuesday, 12:00 Rolland A 121
To promote interest in Photography among members of the School of Creative Arts as well as the University community
Film Club
Advisor Meeting Time Meeting Place
Jane Martin Every other Tuesday, 12:00-1:00 Rolland C 150
Film Club is open to all USF students. Members analyze film for artistic and technical merit, production values, social and/or political significance, and for the film’s level of ambition. Members are asked to suggest films for viewing and to stretch themselves beyond an average night at the movies.
Finance and Investment Club
Advisor Meeting Time Meeting Place
Lonnie Leeper Contact Advisor Contact Advisor
The Finance and Investment Society is dedicated to supporting students’ educational growth, professional growth, and ethical decision making in the field of Finance while providing networking opportunities. This organization will encourage and stimulate interest in Finance through corporate presentations, workshops, field trips, and other unique opportunities. In addition to this, the Finance and Investment Society will look to serve and educate our community in personal finance.
Gaming Guild
Advisor Meeting Time Meeting Place
Matt White Every other Monday, 12:00 Rolland Animation Lab
The Gaming Guild welcomes all to join in this epic adventure of dragons, space quests, and short stocky plumbers. Our main focus will be to educate students in what goes into creating a videogame. We will also be hosting game nights and tournaments to bond and get to know one another better. We will encourage members to suggest other games, and/or topics that will benefit our main goal, which is to learn about videogames, and to have fun.
Graduate Student Nurses Association
Advisor Meeting Time Meeting Place
Wendy Clark  Tuesdays, Monthly, 11:00 AM Nursing Commons via email
Honors Club
Advisor Meeting Time Meeting Place
Ken Bugajski Contact Advisor Contact Advisor
The purpose of the Honors Club is to strive for scholastic excellence in all of our collegiate endeavors, and to promote interest in the heritage of Saint Francis as well as fostering “spirit” among members of the University community. As the Honors Club, we will strive for the continued development and accomplishments of our students through the University of Saint Francis. Through Honors Club, along with the University of Saint Francis, we will strive to assist and support the community with the knowledge and tools that have been erudite to the Honors students and members. The Honors Club will promote and support the cultural diversity of the community and University with the further learning and incorporation a mixture of religions and cultures.
Intramural Athletics
Advisor Meeting Time Meeting Place
Katie Dwyer-Zeman Mondays, 1:45 PM Cougar Den
Sign up for Intramural Leagues here. Intramural sports offer USF students a wide variety of athletic and recreational activities throughout the school year. Intramural sports encourage enjoyment, social interaction, equality of play and sportsmanship.
KAN (Kinesiology and Nutrition) Club
Advisor Meeting Time Meeting Place
Beverly Moellering Contact Advisor Contact Advisor
The purpose of KAN Club is to provide educational opportunities to members, provide awareness to students, faculty, and staff on campus about the subjects of exercise science, health, and nutrition, and to provide a form of interaction between students in the exercise science and nutrition majors outside of the classroom.
Luca Pacioli Society Accounting Association
Advisor Meeting Time Meeting Place
Greg Smith Contact Advisor Contact Advisor
The purpose of this society shall be to promote the development of leadership skills and development of character through service as well as focus on other matters relating to the study of accounting.
Mudslingers Ceramics Club
Advisor Meeting Time Meeting Place
Eric Carlson Wednesdays, 6:00-8:00 PM C 027
To expand our knowledge of the ceramic arts, encourage and promote an interest in ceramics at USF, and develop a motivated and successful ceramics community among the students, faculty, and others affiliated with the University of Saint Francis.
Music Technology Club
Advisor Meeting Time Meeting Place
Mark Everetts Contact Advisor Contact Advisor
This organization is dedicated to building interactions and a sense of community among students involved and interested in Music Technology. Our mission is to create opportunities for students to be exposed to real-world experiences and learning environments outside of the classroom.
Paw Print Student Newspaper
Advisor Meeting Time Meeting Place
Weston Cutter Contact Advisor Contact Advisor
The USF student newspaper gives students the opportunity to write about and photograph campus and club events. Usually an eight-page production, the Paw Print gives students a chance to work in all areas of newspaper production including writing, photography, editing, layout and pre-press production. The Paw Print is available in all university buildings on the publication dates.
Peer Ministers (part of Campus Ministry)
Advisor Meeting Time Meeting Place
Scott Opperman N/A N/A
Physical Therapy Studies Club
Advisor Meeting Time Meeting Place
Mary Jo Tirpak Contact Advisor Contact Advisor
Physician Assistant Student Society (USF PASS)
Advisor Meeting Time Meeting Place
Rachel Peterson Varies, 1 hour Doermer Room 225
Pre-Professional Healthcare Club (PPHC)
Advisor Meeting Time Meeting Place
Amy Obringer First Friday of the month, 1 p.m. Achatz
Residence Hall Association (RHA)
Advisor Meeting Time Meeting Place
Courtney Karst Contact Advisor Contact Advisor
RHA is the major programming and legislative organization for the residence halls. RHA provides a representative voice for students living in the residence halls at USF. Executive Board consists of a president, vice president, secretary and treasurer. The board will have representation from each Residence Hall Council. Members must be residential students who have a sincere desire to improve and contribute to residential life on campus.
Sigma Pi Chemistry Club
Advisor Meeting Time Meeting Place
 Paula Avila, Andrea Geyer, and Sr. Carol Meyers  Fridays at 1:00 p.m. (after Science Seminar)  Achatz Hall
 The purpose of the club includes but is not limited to: linking students to the American Chemical Society and other professional organizations, uniting science students, supporting their field of study, and allowing students to network with professionals in their field.
Social Work Club
Advisor Meeting Time Meeting Place
Rebecca Coleman One Monday per month, 4:00-5:30 PM Doermer 161
Special Interest Graphics and Animation Club (SIGGRAPH)
Advisor Meeting Time Meeting Place
Matt White Every other Thursday, 12:00-12:50 Rolland D166
The USF SIGGRAPH chapter is dedicated to the generation and dissemination of information on computer graphics and interactive techniques. ACM SIGGRAPH is an international organization. The group holds regular meetings, works on chapter projects and presents student film showings for the university and the community. Each year the chapter sends representatives to the national conference.
Student Art League
Advisor Meeting Time Meeting Place
Mary Klopfer & Tim Parsley Contact Advisor Contact Advisor
Student Art League is especially beneficial for USF art students with a concentration in Fine and Fine/Commercial Art. However, all USF art students are welcome to participate. The goals of the Student Art League are to further educate students outside the classroom by providing opportunities to visit artists and galleries, inviting guest speakers, helping students develop their portfolios and exhibition records to prepare for graduate school, and giving additional opportunities for critiques. The club also provides a social environment for art students that allows them to share experiences to help organize and unify as a group.
Student Activities Council (SAC)
Advisor Meeting Time Meeting Place
Katie Dwyer-Zeman Last Monday of every month @ 9pm SAC Office in the Cougar Den
Like us on Facebook! SAC is responsible for planning and coordinating campus activities and events and strives to provide events to meet the needs and interests of all students; commuter, residential and non-traditional.
Student Government Association (SGA)
Advisor Meeting Time Meeting Place
Katie Dwyer-Zeman and SGA President Thursdays, 9:00 PM North Campus 117
The Student Government Association represents the student body of the University of Saint Francis through integrity, leadership and servitude. Our goal is to enhance the life of every student.
Student Nurses Association (SNA)
Advisor Meeting Time Meeting Place
Renee Hammond & Amber Yoder Every other Thursday, 7:00 PM Doermer 155
SNA at USF is a chapter of the Indiana Association of Nursing Students (IANS) and the National Student Nurses Association (NSNA). The varied activities of SNA encourage growth as a professional nurse.
Ultimate Frisbee Team
Advisor Meeting Time Meeting Place
Nick Knight
Tuesdays & Thursdays, 7-8:30 pm, Soccer Field behind Achatz
Sundays, 8-9 pm, Bishop D’Arcy Stadium
 Practice Soccer Field, Stadium
The USF Ultimate Frisbee team strives to build a strong community of people who each have a passion for the sport of Ultimate Frisbee. This team will promote healthier and active lifestyles while teaching the sport of Ultimate Frisbee.
University Singers
Advisor Meeting Time Meeting Place
Elizabeth Piercy Contact Advisor Contact Advisor
The University Singers can be taken as a credit course that can be taken for audit or no credit. The Singers perform a wide range of choral literature for university activities and special concerts. They also perform a fall and spring concert.