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Student Organizations

All student clubs and organizations register with the Engagement and Intercultural Programs Office each semester.  

With an organization for nearly all academic areas represented at Clarke as well as various special interests, it's hard not to find a club to join. If you're not able to find that one perfect club, create it!  Engagement and Intercultural Programs is always welcoming and supportive of new organizations.

Student organization resources and form

Chartered Organizations and Contacts:

ALIVE  (Assist-Love-Inspire-Venerate-Encourage)
P: Luke North
VP: Rachel Ehlers
S: Bernadetter Brehm
T: Jenica Rubner
A: Kate Zanger

The mission of ALIVE is to build a strong and faith-filled community. This community is one that is accepting of all persons, wherever they are on their spiritual journey. ALIVE plans to provide opportunities to grow in faith through fellowship as well as prayer and faith discussion opportunities. ALIVE will provide support to those seeking understanding in their spiritual journey and/or a personal relationship with Christ.

P: Dan Tatara
VP: Dillon Waschenbach
S: Kyle Majerus
T: Colin Niemer
A: Mary Ellen Herbst

Benchwarmers host a number of home athletic events throughout the year and ask that all participants follow NAIA Champions of Character guidelines while cheering for the Crusaders!

Biology Club
P: Theresa Koos
VP: Lauren McDonough
S: Lauren Timmerman
T: Ellie Northrop
A: Melissa DeMotta  

The Biology Club is open to all students interested in any aspect of Biology. The club works to raise awareness and educate others on environmental issues and new advancements in science, in addition to exploring science in the world around us.

B.L.A.C.K. Student Union
P: Madison Rhymes
VP: Jonathan Shepherd
T: Kevin Mink
A: Emma Mentley

The BSU exists to create a safe, supportive and inclusive student community. BSU engages students of all races and cultural backgrounds, providing opportunities to increase awareness of different cultures. BSU seeks to identify relevant issues and initiate appropriate action in order to reduce or eliminate any impediments believed to be adverse to students and their continued well-being and matriculation.

Clarke Activities Board (CAB)
Co-P for Business: Paige Tomson
Co-P for Marketing: Katie Broghammer
VP for Business: Lauren Hackbarth
VP for Marketing: Jessi Lachman
Clarke After Dark Officer: Shannon Adami
Clarke After Dark Officer: Samantha Anglin
A: Callie Clark and Emma Mentley

The Clarke Activities Board serves as the official campus-wide programming organization which selects, promotes and produces a variety of quality entertainment and involvement opportunities for the Clarke community.

Clarke Alliance
P: Sarah Kitch
VP: Robby Specht
T: Kevin Mink
A: Doug Haltinner and Lorie Murphy

The Clarke Alliance provides a supportive, safe social setting for gays, lesbians, bisexuals, transgendered persons, their friends and supporters, as well as any other interested party recognizing sexual diversity on campus. The Clarke Alliance provides educational resources to the University and community regarding issues of sexual diversity and acts as an ally.

Clarke Association of Nursing Students (CANS)
P: Jodi Deckert
VP: Nicole Nauman
S: Preston Kopp
T: Leah Winkers
A: Keith Tackett and Patty Veneziano  

CANS strives to provide its members with opportunities to serve as leaders with the profession of nursing and in the community by facilitating community service projects, offering informational sessions, educating others, promoting social awareness, and providing networking opportunities at the local, state and national levels.

Clarke Athletic Training Society (CATS)
P: Ryan Siems
VP: Tom Keene
S: Taylor Mericle
T: Lorenzo Cortez
A: Dee Higgins  

Affiliated with Clarke's Athletic Training Department and Medical Associates Sports Medicine of Dubuque, members promote and encourage participation in athletic health care through community involvement. CATS helps spread awareness of the profession of athletic training, and develops professional skills among students in the field.

Clarke Cheerleading Club 
Co-P: Jessi Henrichson and Riley Sweeney
S: Alison Trost
T: Kelsey Ewing
A: Julie Cirks

Clarke Culinary Club
P: Bridget Quinn
VP: Amberly Solorzano
S: Vanessa Ulloa
T: Cassie Bennett 
A: Miles Breed and Steve Neese  

The Clarke Culinary Club educates on the techniques and correct ways of cooking in an effort to aid students in being able to supply healthy home cooked meals for themselves and their families.

Clarke Organization of Student Physical Therapists (COSPT) 
Co-P: Brittany Reed / Lydia Storms
VP: Patrick Horst
S: Ally Noethe
T: Maddie Parks
A: Bill O'Dell  

COSPT works to create connections between all physical therapy class levels, increase awareness of the Clarke Physical Therapy Department and its activities, as well as raise awareness of local and national issues pertaining to physical therapy.

Clarke Student Association
P: Shanna Forbes
VP: Alexandra Kurauskas
S: Natascha Myers
T: Jessi Lachman
A: Callie Clark

Clarke Student Association is the student governing body of the university. CSA acts as the voice of the student body through interactions of leaders from all facets of the Clarke community. All full-time students enrolled at Clarke who have paid the annual activity fee are considered members of the CSA. Each class has an elected Senate board.

Clarke University Dance Marathon
Executive Director: Samantha Anglin
Community Outreach and Morale Director: Bree Moore
Family Relations Director: Chelsea Pierce 
Fundraising Director: Kevin Mink
Public Relations and Finance Director: Dylan Werner
A: Doug Haltinner

Crusaders for Life and Justice
P: Theresa Koos
VP: Jenica Rubner
S: Bernadette Brehm
T: Becky Pink
A: Kate Zanger

As believers in the sanctity of human life at all ages and stages, the purpose of Crusaders for Life and Justice is to educate, learn and promote a consistent ethic of life to the Clarke community. This message of a consistent ethic of life is rooted in the Christian belief that all human life has dignity because each person is created in the image and likeness of God.

P: Elisabeth Dowling
VP: Joshua Connolly
A: Terry McGovern

Freshmen CSA Senate
P: Kylee Liginski
VP: Kaitlyn Salow
S: Sydney Young
T: Hillary Burgmeier

The Freshmen CSA Senate is made up of the elected students from the first-year class, and is the voice of the constituents in the first-year class.

Future Young Professionals (FYP)
P: Allison Smith
VP: Krista Bushkofsky
S: Maddie Powers
T: Katie Marter
A: B'Ann Dittmar and Teri Zuccaro

Future Young Professionals is a branch of Young Professionals of Dubuque. FYP creates connections between students and young professionals by offering opportunities in professional development, build relationships, and make a positive impact on the Clarke campus and within the community.

HIPPO Society
P: Skyler Quade
VP: Jessica Jordan
A: Laura Hecker

The HIPPO Society brings together students with a desire to pursue a professional career in the health industry. Membership consists of Clarke University undergraduate students interested in a career in health care.

Investments Club
P: Shai Rowe
VP: Kayla O'Brien
S: Krista Bushkofsky
T: Joshua Connolly
A: Loren Rice

Junior CSA Senate
P: Colin Niemer
VP: Cassie Bennett
S: Mercedes Munoz
T: Jacob Maaske

The Junior CSA Senate is made up of the elected students from the junior class, and is the voice of the constituents in the junior class.

Math Club
P: Ally Renforth
VP: Elisabeth Dowling
S/T: Ellie Northrop
A: Amanda Matson 

Math Club is aimed at pushing the boundaries of what is thought of as math. Members of any major and math background (including no math background) are welcome, and encouraged to get the Clarke community excited about using their creative minds to connect everything to math including caroling, pie throwing, pizza, and many other activities.

Psychology Club
Co-P: Kyle Collins & Alex Kurauskas
T: Rachel Nauman
A: Kristin Wesner  

The Psychology Club strives to educate the campus community on current issues in the field of psychology, and build connections among students interested in psychology.

Senior CSA Senate
P: Dan Tatara
VP: Dillon Waschenbach
S: Bryan Byerly
T: Anson Lindsey

The Senior CSA Senate is made up of the elected students from the senior class, and is the voice of the constituents in the senior class.

Sophomore CSA Senate
P: Kyle Majerus
VP: Alli Reeder
S: Lauren Hackbarth
T: Katie Marter

The Sophomore CSA Senate is made up of the elected students from the sophomore class, and is the voice of the constituents in the sophomore class.

Spanish Club
P: K'Lynn Lawver
VP: Wil Navarro
S: Mercedes Munoz
T: Lauren McDonough
A: Donald Wood

P: Robby Specht
VP: Molly Latham
S: Hannah Goldsmith
T: Kylie Baily
A: Callie Clark

Speak! shall provide support, awareness, and educational resources regarding mental health challenged to the Clarke and surrounding community, as well as remove the stigma with mental health challenges.

Sport Management Club
Co-P: John Collins and Jennifer Petkoff
VP: Nina Penson
S: Dylan Werner
T: Collin Herington
Dir of Fundraising: Eric Bueno
Dir of Public Relations: Sam Willenbring
Dir of Marketing: Trent Bollman
A: Terese Stratta

Students Against Violence Everywhere (SAVE)
P: Brenna Burgart
T: Megan Madl
A: Lorie Murphy 

Students Against Violence Everywhere provides a supportive, safe social setting for victims of violence, their friends and supporters, as well as any other interested party recognizing violence on campus. SAVE provides educational resources regarding issues of violence and acts as an ally.

Teachers for Tomorrow 
P: Alexis Masse
VP: Ina Pruzinskis
S: Devan Stieber
T: Amanda Turnis
A: Ann Adkins

Teachers for Tomorrow is open to all education majors, and strives to provide experiences and connections to education majors that will help members become better educators.

The Playmakers Improv Troupe
P: Sean DeVries
VP: Colin Niemer
S: Lily Rottinghaus
T: Brenna Burgart
A: Emma Mentley

The purpose of The Playmakers Improv Troupe is to offer an opportunity for Clarke students to perform in the Clarke and greater Dubuque communities, and to teach the art of improvisational acting to students at all levels of acting experience.

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