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    Student Organizations

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    Student Organizations

    Get involved in campus life by joining one of 20+ student organizations. Or, with four other students, start your own! It's a great way to make a difference, develop management and leadership skills while you're at it, and perhaps best of all, make new friends.

    Ursuline students at Mexico border

    Ursuline students at Mexico border

    Ursuline volleyball team sitting on Cleveland sign

    Ursuline nursing student conducts heart screening for fellow student

    Ursuline students and faculty attend the March for Science

    Ursuline U-Earth group gathering

    Ursuline students and faculty MeatOut group

    Ursuline students decorate Christmas cookies

    Ursuline Pep Band performs at basketball game

    Ursuline Pep Band performs at basketball game


    The purpose of Allies is to provide all Ursuline College students, whether they are gay, straight, bisexual, or transgendered with political, self and community awareness of current LGBT issues.

    Anime Club 

    Anime club's purpose is to bring together people with an interest in anime and Japanese culture in a fun and inclusive environment.

    Black Student Union

    The purpose of BSU is to promote the recognition and involvement of African American students on the campus of Ursuline College with the intention of creating a strong voice on campus, influencing decisions regarding students' experience on campus, and promoting both academic and extracurricular programs to enhance and increase knowledge and appreciation of cultural diversity.

    Commuter Student Organization (CSO)

    The purpose of CSO is to provide commuter students with the opportunity to 1) get to know other students; 2) get involved in on-campus and off-campus activities; 3) voice their opinions and recommendations about matters of commuting to campus; 4) help others in need through community service. CSO also hosts monthly commuter luncheons.

    Dancing Arrows

    Dancing Arrows is a voluntary organization open to any interested Ursuline student. The purpose of this organization is to create opportunity for members to become involved through teamwork and collaboration at campus events. The Dancing Arrows practice weekly and perform at specific events.

    Drama Workshop

    The Drama Club is responsible for bringing all aspects of theatre to Ursuline College through trips, workshops and retreats. The Drama Club also puts on a play every spring for the entire campus in the Mullen Little Theatre.

    Fashion Focus

    Membership is open to all students who have an interest in fashion and the fashion world. Members host a variety of speakers from the industry and participate in field experiences in retailing. Each year the group creates special projects to participate in and thus, increase their experience in the world of fashion for their resumes.

    Green Organize in Action (GOIA)

    Green Organize in Action strives to spark communication, collaboration and interaction through sustainability projects. GOIA accomplishes these goals by promoting an environmentally-friendly mindset within the Ursuline community. Membership is open to any Ursuline student or Ursuline community member. Pay membership fee is required.


    Ursuline’s fine arts annual is published every spring. Students, faculty and staff are encouraged to contribute fiction, poetry, plays, autobiographical sketches, essays, reviews, photography and artwork by December 1 of every academic year.

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    Programming Board

    The Programming Board promotes unity among Ursuline students and works to create an exciting campus environment by providing all inclusive entertaining activities.

    Residence Hall Council

    All residents are members of Residence Hall Council. The purpose of Residence Hall Council is to 1) build community among the residents living in all residence halls; (2) build unity among the sub communities that develop among students; 3) encourage residents to take responsibility for their college experience and personal success at Ursuline.

    Sister Dorothy Kazel Club for Systemic Change

    The Sr. Dorothy Kazel Club for Systemic Change aims to keep the memory of Sr. Dorothy Kazel alive because her life continues to be a force that inspires and moves us to action. We plan to keep her legacy active by acting on issues relevant to today's world, especially focusing on those marginalized in society. Our goal is to educate ourselves and the community through prayer, advocacy and mediation work, letter writing to our Representatives, dialogue, and strategic collaboration. We choose to help these people because we believe we have the power to make a difference just as Sr. Dorothy Kazel has made a difference.

    Social Work Organization

    This organization engages social work majors (and other interested students) in 1) organized community service projects; 2) social gatherings to build relationships; 3) informational seminars related to the social work profession.

    Student Arts Organization for Peace and Justice

    The Student Arts Organization acts regarding matters that revolve around the College Mission Statement. It responds to justice issues and to those who are voiceless and need the arts to give voice. It acts according to the needs of the people in the group and to the needs of the society and community around us.

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    Students for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (SETA)

    Student for the Ethical Treatment of Animals seeks to advocate for the ethical treatment of animals. This group is open to all Ursuline students, faculty and staff interested in promoting the goals of the organization.

    Student Government Association (SGA)

    All students are members of SGA. SGA officers, senior, junior and sophomore representatives, and nontraditional representatives are elected each spring. Freshman class representatives are elected each fall. Traditional events planned by SGA include a Halloween Haunted Ursuline, fall formal, mixers, student forums and a casino night. The purpose of the SGA is to 1) promote an atmosphere in which each student can most readily achieve her/his own highest level of spiritual, intellectual, and social performance; 2) foster among students an intelligent understanding of their duties and obligations, rights and privileges as members of the student community; 3) develop initiative and responsibility and independence; 4) provide an opportunity for students to voice their opinions and suggestions in matters of general college life; 5) promote intercollegiate collaboration.

    Student Historic Preservation Association (SHPA)

    The purpose of Student Historic Preservation Association is to provide prospective preservationists an understanding of the profession, to provide a united student voice in matters affecting their profession, to influence the conditions under which prospective preservationists are prepared, to advance the interests and welfare of students preparing for a career in historic preservation, and to stimulate the highest ideal of professional ethics, standards and attitudes.

    Student Nurses of Ursuline College (SNUC)

    The purpose of SNUC is to aid in the development of the individual student and urge students of nursing, as future health professionals, to be aware of and contribute to improving the health care of all people. SNUC is a unified organization of nurses on the forefront of community change. The organization is comprised of intelligent, compassionate, and action-oriented students who are committed to promoting SNUC’s mission. Each student will receive challenging learning experiences and enjoyable relationships founded upon our shared values.

    Students of Science (SOS)

    The Students of Science (SOS) organization provides for the particular needs of students seeking careers in the science and health care fields. The group provides a forum for obtaining information regarding admissions to professional and graduate schools as well as opportunities to explore other careers in science and medicine. There are opportunities to participate in field trips, fundraisers, and speakers that come and talk on topics related to the science and health care communities of today. This group seeks to help students move from undergraduate studies to higher educational goals and professional careers.

    Diversity Board

    Diversity Board is an organization that focuses on maintaining diversity by means of educating within a college environment and supporting community service.

    Up 'Til Dawn

    Up 'Til Dawn is a student led, student run fundraising program. Under the leadership of a campus executive board, student teams participate in a variety of fundraising activities while also learning more about St. Jude patients and the mission of the hospital. Membership is open to all Ursuline students.


    U-EartH (Ursuline Endless Art Healing) is the student organization dedicated to informing, educating, and attracting people to the field of art therapy. Students help the community explore their personal values and provide opportunities for art expression. The organization also plans the annual Color Run, Walk and Roll in the fall to raise funds for student scholarships.

    Women's Circle

    The purpose of Women's Circle is to:

    • Provide resources and support to empower women to make healthy and positive choices for themselves.
    • Provide opportunities for woman to meet those who enjoy discussing issues related to feminism, gender roles, empowerment, and equality through special speakers, films and monthly meetings.
    • Provide opportunities for participation in community service connected with helping young woman develop positive self-esteem and confidence.
    • Educate, inspire, and enlighten women who attend Women’s Circle about feminist issues such as underrepresentation in the United States government, discrimination in the work force, how women are portrayed in the media, and lack of opportunities for women in other countries