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Student Organizations

Make St. Mike's your own.

Organize a kayaking adventure trip or DJ your own radio show on The Mike, on the air at WWPV 92.5 FM. These are a couple of the many ways to make St. Mike's your own. Find your passion in one of the 40 clubs and organizations on campus, or create your own with the support of the Student Association.

American Chemical Society (ACS) Student Chapter

The American Chemical Society (ACS) student chapter is a club that aims to promote chemistry on the Saint Michael's Campus and local community. Everyone is welcome to join regardless of major or formal membership in the ACS. The chapter's activities include chemistry magic shows, social events, on-campus chemistry activities, and trips. The chapter also sponsors lectures by professionals and graduate students, showing what's going on in the world of chemistry.

Advisor - David Heroux

Business Society

The mission of the Saint Michael's College Business Society is to foster an alliance between business and education within the local community. The organization aims to provide networking and career development opportunities for students to cultivate skills that enhance their individual and collective identities as emerging leaders.

Advisor - Karen Popovich

Defender

The Defender is Saint Michael's student-run weekly newspaper, offering news, features, opinions and many other interesting sections that appeal to a variety of readers. The articles are written entirely by student reporters, many of whom are enrolled in news writing classes offered through the Media Studies, Journalism, and Digital Arts department.

Advisor -Allison Cleary

French Club

The French Club is a student-run group aimed at promoting French culture on the Saint Michael's campus. The club welcomes students of all levels to engage in conversation circles with students, faculty and the French-speaking community. Club activities include trips to Montreal and local programming to experience French culture firsthand.

Advisor - Laurence Clerfeuille

Model United Nations

Model UN is an educational simulation in which students can learn about diplomacy, international relations, and the United Nations. It teaches and involves many important skills, such as writing, speaking, teamwork, and critical thinking. The club meets once a week for roughly an hour and participates in several MUN Conferences at various institutions of higher education each year, such as at Harvard and Cornell University.

Advisor - Shefali Misra

Philosophy Club

This club facilitates philosophical discussion through movies, topic-specific debates and computer communication.

Advisor - Alison Kuklok

Pre-Vet Society

Pre-Vet Club meets biweekly to discuss club events, socialize and learn what it means to be a pre-veterinary student. Pre-Vet Club has a strong focus on field trips in order to encourage hands on learning and have fun. 

Advisor - Declan McCabe

Psychology Club

This club helps to connect interested students to the field of Psychology and to explore professional opportunities through speakers, panel discussions and attendance at conventions.

Advisor -  Anthony Richardson

Spanish Club

The Spanish Club is designed for students who wish to further pursue their interests in the Spanish Language and Hispanic cultures. We offer a variety of activities including watching films, listening to music, playing games, and holding fundraisers for various charities. The club encourages students to promote the use of the Spanish language and interest in Hispanic cultures outside of the classroom, as well as to establish a respectful and engaging space in which linguistic and cultural diversity is celebrated. 

Advisor - America Brenneman

Acabellas

Acabellas are an all-female a cappella group that performs on campus, outside the academic buildings, in the quad, and elsewhere, as well as on stage. They also have performed in the greater Burlington Area at various charitable events.

Advisor: Nat Lew

Celtic Knights

This student-run club is open to everyone with the desire to learn Irish Step Dancing. No previous experience is required. You'll learn traditional steps and create new choreography for three or four shows and concerts throughout the year.

Advisor - Taylor Donnelly

Drama Club

The Drama Club funds activities for those students who are fine arts majors or simply enjoy the spirit of drama. This club sponsors speakers, trips and student directing projects.

Advisor: John Devlin

Mike Check

This four-part all-men's a cappella choir was originally a barbershop quartet, and now has more than a dozen student members. The group performs on campus and in the greater Burlington area, and have toured in Massachusetts.

Advisor:Nat Lew

Onion River Review

The Onion River Review is a student literary publication sponsored by the English Department.

Advisor: Tim Mackin 

Photography Club

With 60+ members, Photography Club projects include compiling a book of student photography, organizing gallery shows in the McCarthy Arts Center, and arranging photography workshops.

Advisor: Jordan Douglas

Sleepless Knights

The co-ed a cappella group on campus, Sleepless Knights is a student organization that is dedicated to the promotion of a cappella both on campus and in the community.

Advisor: William Ellis 

Turtle Underground

Turtle was originally an occasional weekend activity in the basement of a North Campus Purtill Hall. It's now a fully funded club that provides an opportunity for St. Mike's students to play and listen to live music in a respectful, safe and positive environment nearly every weekend of the academic year. Turtle also has artists come from around New England to perform as well.

Advisor: Nat Lew

Wind and Jazz Ensembles

The Wind Ensemble performs concert and symphonic band music that embraces a wide spectrum of styles. The group performs on campus several times each year and each spring tours though out the Northeast. The Jazz Ensemble performs the music of the big band and swing eras. The group also participates in the spring tour.

WWPV

The student-run campus radio station, WWPV, is run almost exclusively with student DJs and staff. No prior experience is needed - all students are invited to apply.

Advisor: John Connors

Active Minds

Our mission is to change campus perception of mental health issues, reduce the stigma associated with it, and create a comfortable environment to discuss the real-life issues that students face. Active Minds is founded on the principals of creating an opportunity for students to advocate for something they believe in, raising awareness, and empowering students to make a difference.
 
(If you ever need EMERGENCY assistance, please call the SMC switchboard at 802.654.2000, 9-1-1, or the local Crisis Hot Line at 802.488.6400.)

Advisor: Catherine Welch

Common Ground

Common Ground is a GSA (Gender and Sexuality Alliance) that seeks to provide a safe space on the Saint Michael's campus for all members of the LGBTQ+ community. We work with both students and staff members to promote education, awareness, and student advocacy. Common Ground also sponsors various events on campus such as speakers, performance artists, and movie nights in addition to working with off-campus organizations.

Advisor: Mike Bosia

Diversity Coalition

The Diversity Coalition's primary goal is to encourage open dialogue, educational opportunity and the chance to celebrate diversity in all human culture and experience. The Diversity Coalition serves to educate and promote awareness of issues such as gender, race, religion and ethnicity.

Advisor: Moise St. Louis

Feminists for Equality

The Feminist Club aims to promote gender equality on campus through engaging events, weekly meetings, and discussion. We aim to fight against injustices women, non-binary individuals, members of the LGBTQIA+ community, and racial and ethnic minorities face. In addition, we focus on combating issues regarding sexual assault, sexual harassment, and domestic violence. Lastly, we aim to empower individuals and provide a safe space for all people.

Advisor: Gabriella Elmoussaoui

Fire & Rescue

Fire & Rescue staffs and runs a full-service rescue squad and fire department headquartered on campus. Fire operates as a battalion of the Colchester Fire department, while Rescue covers four area towns. Fire & Rescue answers over 1,300 emergency calls a year. Entry-level training is offered in the fall ansd spring for both units. No experience is necessary, just a willingness to learn and get involved.

Advisor: Pete Soons

Fix It with Five

This student-led and -funded organization works for systemic change within our community. Backed with a $10,000 grant, we look for charities and organizations within the community that strive for systemic sustainable change and try to form partnerships with them and Saint Michael's.

Advisor: Tom VanDzura

Food for Thought

This group aims to foster a community in which students make conscious decisions about their food, recognize its origins, and realize its connections to other social issues.

Advisor: Jeffrey Ayres

Founders Society

The Founders Society is Saint Michael’s student ambassador organization. Ambassadors work with the Admission and Alumni Relations staff to foster strong relationships with prospective students and alumni through a variety of campus and off-campus activities.

Advisor: Matt Seklecki

Gaming Club

A laid-back and comfortable environment for fans of video games of all kind to connect. We aim to create a sense of community among students through a common interest of games. All skill levels are welcome and we offer a judgement free space for those looking to learn how to play. 

Advisor: Jerome Allen

Go Baby Go

The mission of Go Baby Go is to provide innovative, accessible, and practical options to improve the lives of children who experience mobility challenges. Go Baby Go St. Mike’s adapts battery powered cars to help kids move in their environment. The organization brings together undergraduate students, community volunteers, and professors to work together on behalf of kids and families to solve real world problems. 

Advisors: Mary Beth Doyle and Donna Bozzone

Green Up

Green Up SMC is committed to reversing the effects of global warming and climate change by implementing and pursuing positive energy conservation initiatives on the Saint Michael's campus. These include diverse combinations of education, grassroots activism, live music and visual arts.

Advisor: Heather Ellis-Lynch

Her Campus

Her Campus is an online magazine targeted at the female college demographic. As a chapter, we publish weekly articles, post content on social media, and plan and market events for our organization. The group is ideal for students interested in business, event planning, journalism, media, and female empowerment.  

Advisor: Sydney Rybicki

Hilltop (Yearbook)

The Hilltop publishes the annual yearbook and it an excellent training ground for students looking to hone their organizational, editorial, creative and publishing skills.

The Knitting Club

The Knitting Club welcomes new and experienced knitters from all parts of the Saint Michael's community. Join us to learn or share your skills. Bring your own knitting or choose from our service project kits to benefit COTS and the Vermont Children's Hospital.

Advisor: Naomi King

Martin Luther King Jr. Society

The MLK Society is an interracial group dedicated to promoting the principles of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. by hosting and sponsoring programs, lectures and workshops, including the annual Martin Luther King Convocation.

Advisor: Moise St. Louis

MOVE (Mobilization of Volunteer Efforts)

MOVE gives students an outlet to serve others in the community through a variety of programs.

Advisor: Lara Scott

Paint and Cookies

Paint and Cookies meets once a week at the Center for Women and Gender. All are welcome to enjoy fresh cookies and paint.

Advisor: Sarah Kilonsky

Peace and Justice Club

The Peace and Justice Club promotes the dignity of every human person, seeks to develop a justice network with other groups on campus and provides the community with events and programs about issues of peace, nonviolence, justice and equality for all people.

Advisor: Mahmoud Arani

Random Acts of Kindness

A group of students whose mission is to speak joy within the Saint Michael’s community through "random acts of kindness" that inspire and motivate others to make selflessness and generosity part of their everyday life. You may find these club members handing out hot chocolate on a cold winter morning or handing out fresh cookies during finals week!

Advisor: Heidi St. Peter

Resident Hall Association (RHA)

RHA meets weekly to plan campus events and socials derived from student interest. Events include Quidditch tournaments, ice cream socials and cookie delivery, semi-formal dances, sports viewing parties, and more!

SLAM

A group of students working together with a goal to work for better worker's rights, an economy that values human beings and the environment and dignity for all.

Advisor: Mike Bosia

Student Global AIDS Campaign (SGAC)

The Student Global AIDS Campaign is a national organization that seeks to stop the global AIDS pandemic through advocacy and education. The Saint Michael's chapter has been influential in the adoption of progressive AIDS policies by seven 2004 presidential candidates. SGAC also works with Senator Patrick Leahy '61 to increase funding to the Global Fund for AIDS, TB and Malaria. SGAC meets bi-weekly to discuss strategies to fight HIV/AIDS in our community and worldwide.

Advisor: Trish Siplon

Student Government Association (S.G.A.)

The Student Government Association is the student governing board of Saint Michael's College. The S.G.A. is completely run by students, and is charged with setting policy and allocating funds to student organizations on campus.

Advisor: Kerri Leach

VITA

VITA is the student-led peer ministry group committed to ministering to other students through exploring our faith and how it fits into college life. VITA provides weekly small and large group programming, retreats, socials, and sponsored events through Edmundite Campus Ministry.

Advisor: Anna Lester

Dance Team

Approximately 14 dancers make up the Dance Team, which performs self-choreographed dances at the women's and men's home basketball games, in addition to acting as a "spirit team" on the sidelines.

Advisor: Jennifer Paone-Vogt

Fly Fishing Club

The Saint Michael's Fly Fishing Club is an optional continuum for students who have taken the First-Year Seminar, "A River Runs Through It." The club is designed to make available the necessary means to teach, learn and actively participate in the hobby/sport of fly-fishing. In addition, the club explores the environmental concerns that threaten fly-fishing in the Burlington/Middlebury area, and works to eliminate them.

Advisor: Mark Lubkowitz

Rugby (Men's & Women's)

This club provides any Saint Michael's undergraduate the opportunity to play rugby. Saint Michael's Rugby is a member of New England Rugby Football Union, Rugby-East, and USA Rugby.

Advisors: Men - Evan Sivo

Women - Brian Lang

ShredMC

This club connects skiers and snowboarders around their shared interest of enjoying this winter sport. The club annually sponsors a Rail Jam or Jib Fest on campus for the campus community to enjoy. The club is also open to skiers and snowboarders of all abilities who wish to participate.

Advisor: Ryan Stanton

Track Club

The Track Club is devoted to promoting running and field events for students. Club members participate in track and field meets, road races, trail races and marathons. The Track Club welcomes athletes of all abilities, particularly those looking for self-improvement and increased physical fitness, as well as seasoned athletes looking for hard-core competition opportunities.

Advisor: Joe Connelly

Ultimate Frisbee Club

This 25-plus person group hosts tournaments and travels across New England for fun, co-ed community-oriented team competitions. The club has daily practice outside Durick Library at 4:00 p.m.  No experience neccisarry to join!

Advisor: Greta Pangborn

Water Polo

A co-ed club that provides St. Mike's students with the chance to participate in this challenging, competitive and fun sport of water polo. The club competes in the North Atlantic Club Division of the CWPA. Club members subsidize league dues.

Advisor: Kaitlin Traynor

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