student organizations

Explore Your Interests

Getting involved in one of the more than 100 activities offered on campus is a great way to find friends, have fun, make a difference, and be a leader.

From student government and intramural sports to Habitat for Humanity and talent shows, Saint Mary’s students know how to dive into meaningful activities and have fun. And if you don’t find an activity that interests you, let us know and we’ll help you create your own student group!

Student Activities Committee

Members of Student Activities Committee (SAC) make up the Student Senate committee that is responsible for planning, organizing, and facilitating activities that are social and recreational in nature for the entire Saint Mary's community. SAC members plan activities such as hypnotists, movies, casino night, concerts, comedians, and more.

Student Senate

Represents the student body and is responsible for bringing the concerns of the student body to the administration at Saint Mary's.

The Cardinal Student Newspaper

The Cardinal is the campus newspaper that informs, educates, and entertains the campus with news, stories, editorials, features, and reviews.


A student-run radio station that provides a learning environment for students interested in radio broadcasting.

Big and Little Pals

Serves the community by matching Saint Mary's student volunteers with elementary school students in Winona. SMUMN students (Big Pals) spend time with elementary school students (Little Pals) and serve as role models for children of diverse backgrounds.


Participants reinforce self-esteem, foster valuable friendships, and create a healthy environment where the developmentally disabled can enjoy various group activities.


Assists local parishes with their faith formation.

De La Salle Week

A week of activities that celebrates the life and heritage of Saint John Baptist de La Salle and the Christian Brothers.

Habitat for Humanity

Students contribute to the Winona community by volunteering time to help build and renovate houses and assist in fundraising activities in the area.

Lasallian Collegians

Dedicated to faith, community, and service, and guided by the vision of Saint John Baptist de La Salle, participants engage in local outreach projects and connect with Lasallian Collegians throughout the Midwest in an annual retreat and service project.

Lasallian Week of Peace

A week of activities and speakers focused on justice and advocacy of the Lasallian call to live the Catholic Social Teachings in our personal lives.

Leadership Formation Day

Skill-building activities to promote effective student group leaders on campus in faith-forming activities.

Mission Awareness

Assists in the planning and promotion of Christ the Teacher Institute for Education (CTIE) and Lasallian heritage events on campus.

New Student Retreat

A chance for new students to have fun, meet new people, and look ahead to the experiences that await them at Saint Mary’s.

Outreach Retreat Team

Plans and facilitates confirmation retreats for parishes in the Diocese of Winona.

Serving Others United in Love (S.O.U.L.)

Provides Saint Mary's students and faculty with the opportunity to serve and be served through mission trips and urban plunges, all the while building faith and community among SMUMN participants.

Together Encountering Christ (T.E.C.) Retreats

Three-day retreats that focus on how Christians experience the paschal mystery in our lives.

Volunteer Mentors

Assist in the furthering of Lasallian philosophy of faith, zeal, and service to society.

Active Minds
Black Students and Allies
College Democrats

Promotes awareness of the Democratic Party's political philosophies.

College Republicans

Promotes awareness of the Republican Party's political philosophies.

Colleges Against Cancer

Works with the American Cancer Society to support those who have been affected by cancer. The organization works to create teams for the Relay for Life event on campus.

Culture of Life Club

Promotes the right to, preservation of, and respect for all life from conception to natural death.

CardinalThon (Dance Marathon)
Delta Psi Alpha
Future Alumni Committee

Acts as a liaison between alumni and current students to connect past, present, and future.

Good Times Committee
Inter-Cultural Awareness Association (ICAA)

Works closely with the administration to empower all members of the Saint Mary's community to come together to challenge, inspire, and liberate one another from the fears and prejudices which impair our ability to achieve our full potential.

International Students Club (ISC)

Promotes international students' involvement in the Saint Mary's student community and local cultural life.

Peace and Justice Club

Educates the Saint Mary’s community on issues concerning social justice. Participation in grassroots democracy and the political process are elements of the mission of the club.

S.A.F.E. (LGBTQ and Allies Club)
Taylor Richmond Benefit Dance Committee

Each year the Taylor Richmond Benefit Dance Committee picks a cause that they feel is worthy of a fundraising effort and then plans a formal dance from which all profits are donated to the cause.

Turning Point USA
Blue Angel Talent Show

A student talent/variety show sponsored by Phi Mu Alpha, held in November.

Choral Groups
Concert Band

The Concert Band is open to all students with high school band experience. We perform twice each semester and practice twice a week. Register for MUE111 for 1 or 0 credits. School-owned instruments are available.

Dance Repertory Company
Fireside Talent Show

An acoustic student talent/variety show sponsored by Sigma Alpha Iota, held in February.

Gaslight Senior Class Talent Show

A student talent/variety show sponsored by the senior class, held in April.

Instrumental Ensembles
Midwest Music Fest Club

Promotes the annual Winona Midwest Music Fest held in April.

Open Mic Night

Provides opportunity for performance of any kind, once a month.

Pep Band
Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia

Encourages and actively promotes the highest standards of creativity, performance, education, and research in the U.S. Members promote an awareness of music through activities such as the Blue Angel and Gaslight music shows and provide technical support for student activities on campus.

Second Page Comedy and Improv Troupe

Performs two improv/comedy shows each year.

Sigma Alpha Iota (Women's Music Fraternity)
SMUMeN Barbershop Club
Undergraduate Art Show
Accounting Club

Promotes the area of accounting among faculty and students by providing practical experiences and field trips.

Analytics Club
Art Club

Promotes interest in art at Saint Mary's through activities such as trips, movies, art projects, and demonstrations.

Association of Supervision & Curriculum Development (Education)

Works in conjunction with the Education Department to address aspects of curriculum with future teachers.

Biology Club

Provides an opportunity for educational and social interaction among students interested in biology. Activities include trips to state parks, museums, wildlife adoptions, and canoe/camping trips.

Chemistry Club

Works to promote the study of chemistry among faculty and students. Students attend national conferences to present their research.

Computer Science and Math Club

Provides opportunities for students with an interest in computer science and math to gather with fellow students and faculty socially to discuss ideas, puzzles, and problems.

Envision (Entrepreneurship Club)
Historical Society

Organizes activities of particular interest to history majors, including guest speaker presentations, visits to historical sites, trips to the theater, and more. 

History Club
Institute for Theater Tech
Mary's University Students of English (MUSE)

Discusses topics of interest in literature, takes trips, and attends guest speaker presentations.

Music Industry Club

Promotes interest in and education about the music industry.

National Association of Music Educators
Psychology Club

Promotes the Psychology Department and provides a vehicle for exploring psychological issues in the hopes of furthering theoretical and practical knowledge as it pertains to students and campus life.

Public Relations & Business Club

Provides activities for communication and business majors and minors to assist members in professional development.

Saint Peter Leadership Club
Saint Teresa Leadership Club
Social Sciences Club
Society of Physics Students

Explores new advancements in physics research as well as the classic theories and principles of scientists like Newton and Einstein.

Wealth Management Club
Archery Club
Ballroom Dance Club

For students interested in learning dances such as the tango, swing, and waltz. The club meets every other week.

Badminton Club
Basketball Club
Cheerleading Club

Holds practices during the week and performs at the men’s basketball home games.

Dance Team

Provides organized aerobic exercise in the form of dance to the Saint Mary's community. It also emphasizes school spirit through dance routines that are performed at athletic events and competitions.

Fencing Club

Promotes the growth and support of fencing and provides instruction on the proper technique for fencing.

Knitting Club
Lacrosse Club (Men’s and Women’s)

A club sport that teaches better understanding of the game. The team practices and participates in tournaments and games throughout the Midwest during the spring season.

Martial Arts Club
Men's Hockey Club
Men's Soccer Club
Nordic Ski Club
Ping Pong Club
Ski & Snowboard Club
Student Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC)
Ultimate Frisbee® Club

Competes regionally against other colleges and universities. The team practices twice weekly and has weekend tournaments in Winona and the surrounding area.

Varsity Athletics
Video Game Club
Water Polo Club

A club sport that teaches better understanding of the game. The team practices and participates in tournaments and games throughout the season.

Women's Volleyball Club
Yoga Club
Z-Club (Zumba)
6s Co-ed Sand Volleyball
Ultimate Frisbee®
Flag Football
Team Handball
Indoor Soccer
Indoor Volleyball
4s Sand Volleyball
Outdoor Soccer
Co-ed Softball
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