Center for Student Leadership & Engagement


A club is a group of students with a designated purpose who receive oversight from The Center for Student Leadership & Engagement. The management of the club is a student learning experience and the day-to-day functions of the club are carried out by student members, although clubs must contract with an advisor.

A club's advisor must be a CSB+SJU faculty or staff member who is chosen by club members.  

Potential new clubs must complete the New Club Recognition Process in order to be recognized by the institutions. Once recognized, clubs have access to the staff, resources, and services of Student Leadership & Engagement, funding from the Co-Funding Board (for joint non-sports clubs only) and general institutional insurance coverage.

Clubs must register on an annual basis and abide by the policies of Student Leadership & Engagement in order to maintain these privileges.

The Difference Between a Club and an Organization

Club Training

Clubs should regularly check their club's Outlook account for information sent via email on the Canvas Training course for club leaders.  

Club Event Forms

Additional Club Forms & Resources

Expense Approval Request

CSB and SJU Clubs

Club Description

Active Minds

The purpose of Active Minds is to empower sstudents to speak openly abou tmental health in order to educat others and encourage help seeking.

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African Student Association 

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ASA shall serve as a community based organization where students and faculty of African descent at CSB+SJU can come and join discussions and activities that concentrate and pertain specifically to them. It is also a goal of the ASA  to share the culture and traditions of African nations and especially those that are represented within the CSB+SJU campus and neighboring communities.



Leaders: Sidela Nyuga & Esther Adejumo

Advisor: Kat Mazang


Afro STEM Logo

To uplift and empower women of color majoring in STEM fields



Leaders: Christiana Wallace &  Alexzandrea Lewis-Smith

Advisor: Sucharita Mukherjee

AKS Sorority

We provide women with service opportunities as well as a safe place to make connections.

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Leaders: Kennedy Traxler & Parker Hoiosen

Advisor: Lindsey Gutsch

Allied Health Club

The purpose of our club is to serve as a resource for CSB+SJU students. Our goal is to educate students about allied health professions as well as help them pursue them.



Leaders: Meghan Stahl & Hannah Helms

Advisor: Don Fischer

Archipelago Caribbean Association

Purpose: To teach and inform the CSB+SJU community about Caribbean culture and to bring diverse events and mindsets to the campus climate. 

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Leaders: Christianna Wallace & Keilan McSweeney

Advisor: Anne Sumangil

Art Club

The Art Club is devoted to the promotion of the arts at CSB+SJU and th surrounding community. Our mission is focused on the promotion of creativity and fun while connecting with art faculty and the artist community of Central MN


Leaders: Olivia Henson  & Maggie O'Donnell

Advisor: Steven Lemke

Bennie Buddies

Bennie Buddies wants to provide first year Saint Ben's students with the unique opportunity to be mentored by one of their student peers. Their mission is to strengthen the Saint Ben's community by connecting first years with an upperclassman they are compatible with, and allow them to form a real relationship witha "Big Sister" they will have on campus.


Leaders: Brooke Paradise & Riley Kostka

Advisor: Dr. Elyse Boyle

Bennies In Business

Bennies in Business strives to provide Bennies with the opportunity to network with other successful women in the professional realm and to grow professionally in a positive environment.

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Leaders: Abby Smoot & Lauren Pfeffer

Advisor: Margrette Newhouse

Biology Club

The purpose of our club is to foster the love for science particularly biology while also providing opportunities for students to meet with professors and other biology professionals to help create a great learning environment.



Leaders: Carter Potthoff & Ella Martin

Advisor: Clark Cotton

Black Student Union

The purpose of Black Student Union is to bring students from diverse backgrounds together to build a sense of community, promote and advocate for diversity, and encourange cultural identity.


Leaders: Marisa LaPlante & Kimberly Mendoza

Advisor: Jonathan Nash

Body Positivity Club

Body Positivity Clubs mission is to create and maintain an environment on campus for people of all identities to appreciate their bodies, to ditch comparison/shame, and to educate the CSB+SJU community on fat and weight related stigma to create a healthier, more inclusive community.


Leaders: Sophia Sartain & Anna Trombley

Advisor: Jen Kramer

Campus DJ's

The purpose of Campus DJs is to provide music for any clubs that have events whether it's for promoting a cause or for dances.



Leaders: Trent Thompson & Robert Adderley

Advisor: Malik Stewart


Chemistry Club

The Chemistry Club's purpose is to involve chemistry and BioChemistry Majors/Minors in active events of the club and to encourage first-year and sophmore participation in events and get to know upperclassmen for advice and help. Intending to offer an education and fun environment for interaction among students and faculty through events.


Leaders: Sonja Hoversten & Albrion Rolle

Advisor: Alicia A Peterson

Classical Studies Club

Classics Studies

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Leaders: Logan Biren & Ken Mersch

Advisor: Jason Schlude

Climate Justice Club


The purpose of Climate Justice Club is to raise awareness of the global impacts of climate change, and help students become involved in taking action against them.

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Leaders: Jalayna Smith-Moore & Nicholas Mertens

Advisor: Corrie Grosse 

College Democrats

The purpose of the College Democrats is to provide a place for the Democrats on campus to attend party-specific events, stay informed on party platforms and stances, and to provide a setting for general political conversation. Also, for students who are unsure of their political party leanings, the College Democrats will provide the conversation that will help them to decide their political identities.

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Club Leaders: Fredi Ponce Parra & MEgan VanBeck

Advisor: James Read

Computer Science Club

The purpose of the Computer Science Club is to promote the Computer Science major and prepare CSB+SJU students of all majors to be contributing members of the CSCI community.


Leaders: Grace Potter & Emily Hed

Advisor: Peter Ohmann

Crew Club

Club sport dedicated to teaching rowing and providing an avenue of competition for students on campus.

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Leaders: Brendon Slate & Christian Henkels

Advisor: Nicci Malecha

CSB Club Lacrosse

The Womens Lacrosse Club offers students at CSB an opportunity to actively learn, participate in, enjoy, and promote the growth and development of the sport. Members of teh club represent CSB+SJU in competition within the North Central Women's Lacrosse Leage (NCWLL)

Leaders: Kiley MCGrath & Clair Moonen

Advisor: Steven Kimble

CSB Club Soccer


Leaders: Casey Fredrickson & Ava Lenneman

Advisor: Steve Kimble

CSB Club Volleyball

CSB Volleyball

The purpose of Club Volleyball is to allow CSB students to continue to play competitive volleyball throughout college.



Leaders:  Natalie Miller

Advisor: Steve Kimble

CSB Dance Team

The Dance Team is an athletic club for women, combining art and sport, and promoting physical fitness & will help build a sense of community and cooperation within a group of women.

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Leaders: Elise Sande

Advisor: Kathryn Dempsey

CSB Figure Skating

To provide an opportunity for students to keep a figure skating in college.

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Leaders: Sonja Hoversten

Advisor: Alexa Evenson

CSB Rugby

To empower women to join a sport that is rising in the United States and compete in friendly, yet competitive environment with other rugby clubs in Minnesota and across the Midwest. 

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Leaders: Mady Boettcher

Advisor: Steve Kimble

CSB Ultimate Frisbee Club

Practice and play ultimate Frisbee. Attend tournaments. 

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Leaders: Josie Meyer

Advisor: Steve Kimble

Disc Golf Club

The Disc Golf Club aims to play disc golf and get more people involved int the sport.

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Leaders: Benjamin Ziebarth and Aaron Bell

Advisor: Todd Johnson

Drama Club

With Drama Club, we hope to provide an environment for people having all levels of interest in theatre to express themselves and grow, both as artists and people. Theatre can be a creative outlet and a stress reliever. It brings together the unlikeliest of people. Moving forward, if we can accomplish all three of those things -- being an outlet and a stress reliever, and bringing together people from all across campuses -- I would consider it a success.

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Leaders: Mia Umerski & Chloe Terpstra

Advisor: Sean Dooley

Dynamic Speech and Debate Team & Club

The CSB+SJU Dynamos’ mission is to bring the excellent Art of Debate and Speech to the College of Saint Benedict and Saint John’s University. As distinguished Dynamos, students can gain many valuable skills, such as public speaking, communication, strategic planning and critical analysis. Not only will students obtain aptitude in these areas, but the CSB+SJU Dynamos also provides an open forum for new ideas and thoughts on world and national politics, literature, global issues, and many other topics.


Leaders: Canaan Cooper & Antonio Thompson

Advisor: Christi Siver

Education Club


The purpose of the Education Club is to provide future educators with materials and knowledge that will help them in their future classrooms. 


Leaders: Olivia Louwagie & Blake Wiseman

Advisor: Alicia Peters

Economics Club

The purpose of the Economics Club is to foster the advancement of the social sciences and serve the community by informing them of events on economic issues, to organize events of interest to the membership, to provide students with information and literature concerning work in the field of economics, and to fund other events not otherwise organized by the membership that provide opportunities for keeping abreast of development in the social sciences.



Leaders: Hayden LeMonds & Kaitlyn Quimby

Advisor: Parker Wheatley

Engineering Club

The Engineering Club seeks to provide students an opportunity to further explore future schooling and/or careeer opportunities in any area of engineering, to provide useful information to students looking for internships and jobs, and encourage students to be innovative. We also host a variety of engineering based events and competitions and work toward solutions that solve the problems that our campus, community, and nation face today.


Leaders: Brody Beskar & Carter Hahnfeldt

Advisor: Jim Crumley

Exploring Latin American Culture (ELAC)

The purpose of Exploring Latin American Culture (ELAC) is to bring Latin American events to the school so that all students can participate and engage in the Latin American culture and traditions.


Leaders: Stacey Delgado & Cesar Lopez

Advisor: Pedro Dos Santos

Entrepreneurship Club


The Entrepreneurship Club is a group of student, academic, and business leaders dedicated to fostering a spirit of entreprenurship. By promoting enterprise and collaboration between students and local leaders, the CSB+SJU Entrepreneurship Club seeks to develop a sustainable future for our planet and increase the quality of life across local and glocabl communities. E-Club will provide the students of CSB+SJU the best opportunity to develop leadership, teamwork , and communication skill through learning, practicing and teaching the principals of entrepreneurship.

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Leaders: Michael Tripicchio & Thomas Biernacki

Advisor: Paul Marsnik

Finance Club

Finance Club

The overall purpose of the Finance Club is to inform its members of career opportunities in the financial services industry through networking while amplifying and applying their knowledge.


Leaders: Gerald Patterson & Charlie Bills

Advisor: Lauri Miller

French Club

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The purpose of the French Club is to promote French language and francophone cultures on campus.

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Leaders: Olivia Galloway & Sara Mayeux

Advisor: Ana Conboy 


German Club

The purpose of the German club is to introduce the students and faculty of CSB+SJU to German culture.


Leaders:  Emily Rogalla & Chloe Ballin

Advisor: Kurt Hollendar

Global Health Affairs

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The purpose of Global Health Affairs is to increase the awareness of CSB+SJU students on global health issues. A major component of this club will raise awareness about the mission of the international organization, Global Brigades and the needs of community members in Central America and Ghana.  Moreover, issues such as AIDS, multistrain tuberculosis, mental health, and  maternal-child health will be addressed in the greater context of the world. ation, and enter the workplace. 

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Leaders: Mary Nystrom & Kaia Hoiseth

Advisor: Ellen Block

Graduate Nursing Club

The mission of this club is to empower and support graduate nursing students through their journey to become advanced practice registered nurses. The vision for this club is to create an environment that promotes advocacy, quality, innovation, leadership & lifelong learning. This club will encompass the benedictine values and place special emphasis on awareness of God, community living, respect for persons, dignity of workand listening witht he ears of our heart.


Leaders: Samantha Hamm & Kendra Sukke

Advisor: Jennifer Peterson

                            Great Books Club

The objectives of the Great Books Club are to promote discussion and understanding of great books, provide a forum for all students to express their views on the meaning of these books, and to make our campuses more educated and understanding of other worldviews.


Leaders: Jenny Brand & StellaRae Ambord

Advisor: Rachel Mazzara

Hmong American Involving Students (HAIS)

The purpose of our club is to promote cultural understanding of Hmong culture on the CSB+SJU campus, and to build a community across all cultural contexts. HAIS is dedicated to establishing and maintaining Hmong Culture on campus as well as building relationships among students and providing resources to enable students to become affective leaders in their community.

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Leaders: Salina Her Liko Yang

Advisor: Dana Drezenovich

Indigenous Student Association

To promote Native American/indigenous culture in settings and in context that reflect upon Benedictine values and the inclusion of multiculturism on our campuses. We aim to inspire and include those who are interested in the indigenous culture along as provide a space for students who identify as Native American/indigenous. In addition to this, we aspire to provide a welcoming, inclusive, non-judgmental support system for anyone wishing to be a part of ISA. 



Leaders: Macy Ellis & Richard Geurue

Advisor: Ted Gordon

International Affairs Club

To offer Bennies and Johnnies an academic atmosphere to explore international relations. By providing both on-campus research opportunities and off-campus conferences, the International Affairs Clubs seeks to promote civic engagement at both the domestic and international level.



Leaders: Evan Mattson & Ignacio Sanchez Romero

Advisor: Colin Hannigan

Investment Club

The Investment Clubs objective is to provide college students with the opportunity to gain knowledge and insight into personal finance, investment, and how money works in the market and modern world economy.Promote the exchange of the experience of Investment Club members and outside professionals. As well as encourage the growth and continuation into our respective careers of the knowledge, comradeship, respect and mutual confidence in the several aspects of the Economics/Finance/Accounting fields, as gained from outside affiliation and the fellow members of the club.


Leaders: Gerald Patterson & Charles Bills

Advisor: Lauri Miller

Irish Dance Club

The purpose of the Irish Dance Club is to teach others Irish dance and continue to learn more about Irish Dance for those who may already know it. We wish to spread the knowledge of Irish Dance and represeent the culture through Dance and Music. This is a place for individuals to learn and grow.


Leaders: Ana Dailey & Isabella Jones

Advisor: Boz Bostrom

Japanese Bunka Club

Engage in cultural exchange that introduces traditional and modern Japanese art forms. Incorporate music, dance, and instruments such as taiko drums and stringed instruments such as the shamisen and sanshin. Actively learn and create a cultural environment through exercise. Combine styles of movement, including Japanese traditional dance, Okinawan dance, karate, ballet, hip hop, and more . Nourish bodies at meetings and practices with Japanese treats



Leaders: Xor Lor & Samantha Ortiz Perez

Advisor: Jeffrey DuBois

Magis Ministries

Purpose: To promote community and faith at CSB+SJU.

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Leaders: Sarah Skrove & Thomas Libby

Advisor: Kari-Shane Davis Zimmerman

Marketing Club

To educate CSB+SJU students about different areas of marketing which includes but may not limit branding, advertising, networking, etc. This will enable them to gain experience in marketing through offering our services as a club to the CSB+SJU community and area businesses.

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Leaders:  Anne Beuning & Sydney Rohrer

Advisor: Steve Schwarz

Math Society

The purpose of our club is to help create connections between mathematics majors and professors. We hope to help math majors get to know others in their major in a fun environment. 



Leaders: Emily Mundt & Greta Nesbit

Advisor: Kris Nairn

Nordic Ski 

Promote Nordic skiing and foster a competitive athletic spirit amongst its members.
Educate and encourage members of the CSB+SJU community to experience all that Nordic skiing has to offer.
Endorse the importance of taking pride in being an athlete as well as a student.”



Leaders: Jacob Ledermann & Ella Young

Advisors: Nicci Malecha

Nursing Club

To promote the nursing major, to bring the nurses together, to offer help and connections and mentorship for underclassmen nurses to upperclassmen nurse.

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Leaders: Audrey Everson and Lana Krautkremer

Advisor: Jennifer Peterson

Nutrition Club

The purpose of this club is to promote nutrition awareness and healthful eating practices to the CSB+SJU communities. 

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Leaders: Anna Monico & Olivia Boehm

Advisor: Bernadette Elhard


Physics Club

As stated in our constitution, the mission of Physics club is to explore physics as a field. Physics club is intended to foster interest in physics for students of all majors, and intends to promote this interest through field trips, entertainment, movies and creative science activities.



Leaders: Maxwell Hansen & Joe Lange

Advisor: Jim Crumley

Pickleball Club

The purpose of the Pickleball Club is to connect CSB+SJU students interestede in playing pickleball on campus. Functioning as a social platform for members to utilize the Pickleball Club offers an active environment that links students who wish to make friends and play pickleball.


Leaders: Danny Eckerline & Tom Kurisack

Advisor: Cory Thorson

Pre-Dental Club

The purpose of the Pre-Dental Club is to provide information to pre-dental students at CSB+SJU. Our goal is to aid students in the dental school application process in several different ways. With the help of the Pre-Dental Club advisor, we teach students about the steps of the application process. Then, the club provides dental service and learning opportunities to help enhance a student’s application.



Leaders: Paige Thompson & Abby Davey

Advisor: David Mitchell

Pre Law Society

Purpose: To provide experiential learning for those interested in law, as well as create a positive environment conducive to learning. 

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Advisor: Phillip Kronebusch

Pre-Med Club

Purpose: To provide opportunities and resources to students on the pre-med track, to ensure future success in their aspired careers. The club also aims to bring medical school admission representatives onto campus, as well as provide medical related jobs and volunteer opportunities to the student body. 

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Leaders:  Ashley Piche & Jocie Larson

Advisor: David Mitchell 

Pre-PA Club

Purpose: Our club educates students about the PA profession. We hold meetings such as what the PA career is all about, the application process, and what classes students on the Pre-PA Tract should be completing.

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Leaders: Lexi Magedanz & Molly Davison

Advisor: Ashley Fink


Purpose: To foster creativity and writing skills among the CSB+SJU community. To share stories and expose students to new ideas and forms of expression.

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Leaders: Felicia Lutz & Wyatt Schaeffer

Advisor: Matt Callahan


Psychology Club

The mission of physcology club is to provide phsychology-related events to students interested in psychology, and to provide an environment that promotes additional or supplemental information regarding psychology.


Leaders: Maggie McGuire & Emma Nelson

Advisor: Erin Donohue & Bimbaji Chinofukutwa

SJU Club Hockey

  SJU Club Hockey

The Saint John's University Club Hockey Team exists to allow students to play a game that they love at a competitive level against other schools that share the same passion for the game.


Leaders: Carter Hermanson

Advisor: Nicci Malecha

SJU Club Lacrosse

The purpose of the St. John's University Lacrosse club is to give students the opportunity to enjoy a sport they are passionate about, and compete at a national level.

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Leaders: Sam Pfeffer

Advisor: Nicci Malecha

SJU Club Volleyball

SJU Volleyball

The purpose of this club is to bring members of the Saint John's community together to develop volleyball skills and play the game at a competitive level. 



Leaders: Noah Zobitz

Advisor: Nicci Malecha

SJU Rugby

The purpose of SJU Rugby club is to allow students the opportunity to play Rugby.



Leaders: Jesus Medina Jr.

Advisor: Nicci Malecha

SJU Ultimate Frisbee Club

SJU Ultimate

SJU Ultimate Frisbee Club's purpose is to promote physical, mental and social fitness, to build leadership, initiative, and teamwork amongst the members and to promote the sport of Ultimate in a competitive and sportsman-like manner. 



Leader: Thomas Hobday

Advisor: Nicci Malecha

Ski & Snowboarding Club


We are a close community of students who share the same passion for snow, speed, big air, crazy tricks, and the opportunity to improve our riding skills through practice, instruction and learning.  We believe being on the slopes with a group of students who share these same passions creates strong friendships and an extremely fun and productive learning environment.  The club is also a conduit for providing members the opportunity to experience riding at new and exciting locations around the United States.  Individuals with widespread riding experience are expected to share their knowledge, and those with little experience are expected to learn and grow with optimism and enthusiasm.  All are expected to positively contribute to the riding community.


Leaders: Charles Matuska & Ian Aadland

Advisor: Manuel Campos

Special Olympics Association 

The purpose of The Special Olympics Association is to raise awareness for people with disabilities, promote the social inclusion of people with disabilities, and to educate students and faculty on the CSB+SJU campus about better ways to treat, interact, and build relationships with people with disabilities (pertaining specifically to those with  physical and intellectual disabilities).



Leaders:Garrett Mueller & Elianna Knutson

Advisor: Donald Fischer

Students for Life

The purpose is to bring awareness and education to all forms of human life from conception to natural death.

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Leaders: Sophie Hazen & Michelle Orson

Advisor: Jim Gramke

Studio One

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The purpose of Studio One is to publish a literary journal each year. A group of students get together each week to evaluate poetry, prose, and art submissions to be included in the journal. Once all pieces are selected we work together using InDesign to create the journal. The club is meant to bring together those interested in reading, writing, art, and publishing. Going through the publication process can be especially helpful for those interested in pursuing a career in publishing.


Leaders: Capri Potter & Hannah Weldon

Advisor: Rachel Marston

Table Top Gaming                 


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Leaders: Jayden Brownlee & Richard Guerue

Advisor: Jacob Jantzer

The Record

The Record is the official newspaper of CSB+SJU. Their goal is to inform, enlighten, entertain and engage the communities the College of Saint Benedict and Saint John’s University through local news, arts, entertainment, sports news and campus opinions.

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Leaders: Jacob Gathje & Landon Peterson

Advisor: Kelly Smith

Trapshooting Club

The purpose of the trapshooting club is to bring community to campus through the recreation of sport. The club will educate all interested students in the sport of trapshooting and the safe handling of firearms.


Leaders: Jerry Patterson, Lauren Dohmen, & Lauren Voll

Advisor: Nicci Malecha

The Walking Club

The Walking Club (T.W.C.) is designed to get the people of CSB+SJU to build more admiration for the University by having facilitated walks through campus and the Saint John’s Abbey Arboretum.



Leaders: Maria Hall and Victoria Schwieters

Advisor: Trevor Keyler

Ukulele Club

● To create and maintain a community of new and experienced ukulele players

● To meet and share an environment of music

● To increase musical participation for students, faculty, and staff of the CSB+SJU community of all ability and interests



Leaders: Sara Hoppe & Clara Winter

Advisor: Susan Vollbrecht

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