Get Involved: Find your niche: USM Student Organizations

At the University of Saint Mary, we encourage our students to get involved with campus activities. We offer a wide variety of clubs and organizations, so there is something for just about anyone. From athletics to intramurals or any one of our student organizations, we’ll help you find your niche – at a university where you will stand out.


Here are some of our popular student organizations. Feel free to contact the organization’s advisor with questions.


Spanish Club – Faculty/Staff Advisor – Sugglis Chinchilla –
The purpose of this group is to offer all students at USM an opportunity to participate in cultural and academic activities relating to the Hispanic Culture.


Phil Alpha Theta – Faculty/Staff Advisors – Karenbeth Zacharias, Ph.D. –
                                                                       Kyle Anthony, Ph.D. –
Phi Alpha Theta (National History Honor Society) is an American honor society for undergraduate and graduate students and professors of history. 


CARS – (Commuters are Real Spires) – Faculty/Staff Advisor – Kay Kolb -
Our mission is to provide a voice for the commuter students within the University.


Health Care Careers Club – Faculty/Staff Advisor – Michelle Johnson –
To promote programs and activities which will develop:  Leadership, Character, Citizenship, & Community.  Build the confidence of members in themselves and their work by providing opportunities to develop personal and social skills, which lead to successful employment in the health care field.


Psychology Club – Faculty/Staff Advisor – David Greene –
                                                                       Nancy King –
Our mission is to incorporate the fundamentals of psychology to our everyday lives in a fun environment.


CAB – Campus Activities Board – Faculty/Staff Advisor – Sarah Woodruff –
Our goal is to provide free or low cost events for students to build community.


English Club – Faculty/Staff Advisor – Dr. Joy Raser –
Our goal is to get all students we reach excited about the English language, to provide a safe place for cooperative and social learning, and to make everyday a new learning experience by staying involved with our Saint Mary community.


ASCD (Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development)
Faculty/Staff Advisor – Sr. Mary Pat Lenahan –
The Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development is an international education association for professional development.  They provide recent and excellent research and resources in regards to education.


SNA – Student Nurses Association – Faculty/Staff Advisor – Melanie McClure –  Karen Kidder –

We are a university based chapter of the National Student Nursing Association an organization devoted to mentorship of future licensed nursing professionals.  The purpose of the chapter is to support and provide activities that develop professionalism and accountability, interest in professional topics and the development of the whole person in their professional role and responsibility to health care.


Phi  Beta Lambda – Faculty/Staff Advisor – David K. Reynolds –
The mission of the University of Saint Mary Phi Beta Lambda is to provide members with relevant business opportunities that are essential in creating a competitive advantage in the workplace.  Participation in PBL will enable members to develop valuable communication, leadership, teamwork, and entrepreneurial  skills while positively impacting the community. 


SGA – Student Government Association – Faculty/Staff Advisor – TBA
President – Kristina Hoffman – (
 The SGA is the chief voice and organizational body for students. Under its leadership, students communicate their needs to the university. Because the university and SGA are committed to the mission of service, SGA, through Tower Power, raises funds and awareness for not-for-profit agencies. In recent years, SGA has raised funds for numerous agencies throughout Kansas. The freshman, sophomore, junior, and senior classes are each represented on SGA. SGA also provides fun, traditional events for the campus.

ASPT – Association of Student Physical Therapists –
The objective of this organization is to aid Physical Therapy students at USM in becoming outstanding Physical Therapists and community contributors; to promote the profession of physical therapy (PT) and encourage the professional development of students enrolled in USM’s DPT Program.


Contact Student Life

On campus: ext. 6120

From intro to graduation and through the rest of your life, you are part of the Saint Mary community.