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Student Organizations

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Beaver Dam Fan Club

Advisor: Andy Janssen

Description: The Beaver Dam Fan Club seeks to encourage student's creativity and ideas to help boost attendance at BSU Athletic events and overall school spirit!

Website: Beaver Dam Fan Club

Campus Activity Board

Advisor: Chinwuba Okafor

Description: The Hobson Union Programming Board, better known as HUPB, is responsible for providing many social and cultural programs for the campus community. HUPB is a group of volunteer students interested in programming events for all students. Students from various backgrounds come together to plan dances, concerts, coffeehouses, Homecoming, trips, special events, along with other activities directed toward advancing the quality of campus life. Using what they have learned, it is a chance for the students to create, program, publicize, enjoy and learn from the activities. Activities are provided that are entertaining and co-curricular in nature, along with providing an “informal” classroom where students can learn about themselves and others in dealing with decision-making situations. Membership is open to all BSU students.

Website: Campus Activity Board

Club Mud

Advisor: Steve Sundahl

Description: BSU Club Mud is a student organization open to all students majoring in Visual Arts and/or interested in the art of ceramics. The purpose of this organization is to promote ceramic art among BSU students and faculty by organizing guest artists and providing networking opportunities while promoting ceramics in the region.

Website: Club Mud

Council of Indian Students

Advisor: Colette Dahlke

Description: The main goal is to offer Indigenous students an opportunity to participate and share his or her culture and traditions in a positive way. As well as raising awareness about diversity in our communities and surrounding areas. We welcome ANY student who is willing to spread a positive influence throughout Indian Country!

Website: Council of Indian Students

Gaming & Entertainment Entushiast Klub (G.E.E.K.)

Advisor: Michael Herbert

Description: GEEK was created to raise awareness of all forms of group gaming entertainment including: boardgames, console/computer gaming, card games, role playing games, etc. Everyone is welcome to join and bring their own favorite forms of group gaming. GEEK has weekly meetings on Tuesdays at 7pm in the Crying Wolf Room (Lower Union). Check out our Facebook group: BSU GEEK club

Website: Gaming & Entertainment Entushiast Klub (G.E.E.K.)

Geography Club

Advisor: Jill Stackhouse

Description: The Bemidji State University Geography Club is dedicated to the promotion and avocation of the Geography Department. Our goals include increasing awareness of the discipline through social and community networking, and incorporation of new students. We are continually aspiring to define ourselves as global citizens and encourage activities that advocate that ideal.

Website: Geography Club

International Student Organization

Advisor: Jill Stackhouse

Description: The goals of the International Students Organization (ISO) are to develop mutual and cultural understanding among students of all countries, to assist in the practical orientation of all new international students accepted at BSU, and to make a tangible contribution towards global understanding.

Website: International Student Organization

Lifestyle Educators

Advisor: Jay Passa
Address: Student Health Service Box 30

Description: The Lifestyle Educators are peer educators who are trained to give current and accurate health related information to their peers. Peer educators focus on educating their peers about high-risk choices and are actively involved in developing, promoting activities and programs on the BSU campus. Peer educators are not experts and they don¹t claim to be, but they are passionate about creating a safe and healthy campus environment. Becoming a peer educator can be a great deal of fun and will enhance your collegiate experience. You¹ll make new friends and gain valuable leadership experience while making a difference in the lives of your peers.

Website: Lifestyle Educators

One Campus Challenge

Advisor: Mary Carlson

Description: The ONE Campaign at Bemidji State University is a group of students who share the belief that with a US commitment to debt relief, fair trade, gender equality, health care, economic development - we will see the end to global AIDS and extreme poverty.

Website: One Campus Challenge

Otaku Society

Advisor: Drew Graham

Description: Otaku Society (formerly Anime Guild) “Otaku” is Japanese and is translated roughly as “fanatic”. An otaku in Japan is someone who is obsessed with a subculture. In America anime (Japanese animation) fans use the term to describe themselves. An otaku in America is someone who loves Japanese animation. The purpose of this organization is to spread knowledge of anime.

Website: Otaku Society

Ping Pong Club

Advisor: Theodore Henry

Description: The Ping Pong Club is an organization for individuals that have the enthusiasm for ping pong (table tennis) and would like to learn more about the game. Some of the objectives of the Ping Pong Club is to train ourselves to achieve a higher level of play, learn more about table tennis as a competitive sport, increase the exposure, presence and awareness of ping pong at Bemidji State University and Bemidji Community, as well as forming a college table tennis team to be involve in National Collegiate Table Tennis Association (NCTTA).

Website: Ping Pong Club

Relay for Life

Advisor: Angie Casper

Website: Relay for Life

Rotaract Club

Advisor: Joe Czapiewski

Description: The purposes of the Rotaract Club are to develop effective leaders, promote responsible citizenship and positively influence the community through the framework of friendship. Rotaract Club offers a wide choice of social activities, attempts actively support the local community, raises money for charity and gives its members the opportunity to develop personal skills and gain new life experiences on local and international levels.

Website: Rotaract Club

Students for the Environment

Advisor: Pat Welle

Description: STudents for the Environment is a student organization that promotes activities that enhance environmentally sound practices.

Website: Students for the Environment

Swing Dance Club

Advisor: Suzy Langhout

Description: The purpose of the Swing Dance Club is to foster interest in the concept of swing dancing and also, to learn about the history of swing dancing and appreciate its true art form. This organization is for the betterment of the community as well as BSU!

Website: Swing Dance Club

The Phoenix

Advisor: Barb Butler

Description: The Phoenix @ BSU is a student organization that provides support and affirmation for GLBTQS and their allies on BSU's campus and the community.

Website: The Phoenix

Veterans Club

Advisor: Beth Hagensen

Description: The BSU Veterans Club is open to past/present military service members, or other interested individuals. We are the Veteran's voice on campus as well as support for members/their families. Join us and be part of the BSU Vet Club!

Website: Veterans Club

Women's Flat Track Roller Derby Club