Clubs and Organizations
A great way to find like-minded friends is to join a club or organization. If you don't find one that interests you, you can become a founding member of a new one!
The primary purpose of the Agriculture Club is to develop agricultural leadership and promote agriculture on local, state, and national levels. The club stresses development of character, citizenship, and patriotism. It also tries to coordinate a closer relationship between students and future employers. All Dickinson State students with a close tie to agriculture may join.
Advisor: Dr. Chip Poland
The purpose of Art Club is to offer you experience in applied art activities (advertising design, illustration, sign painting, etc.). By participating in work-related experiences in the visual arts, you explore the relationship between art and commerce. Through involvement in projects for pay and community service projects, the group earns income. This allows the offering of either a low-cost cultural tour to a major city selected by the members or studio workshops conducted by professional artists. Other activities include speakers, discussions, and social events. Any student may join.
Advisor: Greg Walter
History Society promotes the study and discussion of history. By so doing, members try to reach a healthy and balanced view of the current world events that shape our lives.
Psychology Club focuses on the practical world of psychology. Members enjoy intellectual exchanges on psychological topics and social interaction with peers and faculty. Mental hospital tours are arranged in addition to guest speakers on careers and topics in the psychological sciences.
Advisor: Dr. Wendy Wilson
Science Club promotes and generates interest in the many aspects of science. This organization is open to anyone enrolled in science at DSU.
Teacher Education Association
The DSU Student Education Association (SEA) is an organization for students preparing for a career in education. As a member of this organization, you can begin your professional development by participating in activities that help develop professional networks. These activities provide both resource materials and strategies that can be utilized now and in the future. DSU has two SEA chapters: one on the Dickinson campus and one on the Bismarck campus. Both chapters are affiliated with the National Education Association and the American Federation of Teachers through Student North Dakota United (SNDU). SNDU is a part of North Dakota United, serving teachers and public employees in North Dakota.
Dickinson Campus Advisor: Jeri Braunagel
The mission of the International Club is to promote intercultural knowledge and learning and to create a learning environment for all DSU students and community. The club does this through educational programs that celebrate and encourage cultural diversity. We frequently hold cultural events on campus and visit culturally significant sites in the region, including Mt. Rushmore. All DSU students regardless of age, gender, color, nationality, or religion are encouraged to be active members of the International Club.
Advisor: Rus Kiser
The Multicultural Committee consists of DSU staff and faculty members dedicated to enriching students and the community with various cultural perspectives. This committee hosts diverse presentations and events such as Global Table, Global Classroom, Global Exploration, Global Gala, Global Art Show, Global Movie Night, and other sessions relevant to culture and diversity for the campus community to enjoy.
Advisor: Dr. Steven Doherty
National Association of Music Education (NAfME)
The organization provides educational, musical, social, and professional experiences. This puts your course of study in a real life situation, shows you professional opportunities and career options in the field of music, and helps you develop professional leadership skills.
Advisor: Dr. Brent Rogers
Nursing Students' Association
Nursing Students' Association is a campus-based pre-professional organization that prepares you for involvement in professional associations such as the American Nurses' Association and National League for Nursing. Membership is open to all individuals enrolled in or planning to enter the Dickinson State nursing programs.
Advisor: Dr. Cheryl Lantz
This group meets two times per week to prepare music for concerts and tours. Requirements include your having performed in high school organizations and having a willingness to work with a great group of students. You don’t have to be a music major or minor to participate in this group.
Advisor: Dr. Brian Holder
Requirements for this group include the performance of an instrument used in jazz band: saxophone, trumpet, trombone, drum, bass, guitar, or piano. You don’t have to be a music major or minor to participate in this group.
Advisor: Dr. Jeremy Wohletz
This instrumental group performs for home football and basketball games. It's made up of players from the concert band.
Advisor: Dr. Jeremy Wohletz
University Players promotes the theatre arts within the university and the community of southwest North Dakota. The Players also serve to encourage student participation in the theatre arts and enrich the existing DSU Theatre Department.
Advisor: Jarvis Jahner
The goals of the College Republicans are to inform the university community of local, state, and national issues as they pertain to the G.O.P. and to encourage student involvement in the Republican Party.
Advisor: Dr. Eric Grabowsky
League of Political Scientists
The League of Political Scientists is a non-partisan student group who helps ease discussion of political issues and engagement with the political process. The group plans activities for the general DSU student body and Dickinson community. DSU has hosted political forums and candidate visits and has also organized visits and tours of state, regional, and national governmental institutions. DSU also provides academic and social activities for those seeking degrees in Political Science.
Advisor: Dr. Steven Doherty
Campus Crusade for Christ (CRU)
A campus organization with national ties that celebrates the spiritual development of college and university students.
Advisor: Kim Thiel
Catholic Campus Ministry (CCM)
The mission of the Catholic Campus Ministry (CCM) is to cultivate a vibrant Catholic community on the DSU campus; to be a safe place for students to practice and question their faith while maintaining Catholic continuity; and to minister to DSU students by being a welcoming, open refuge for all students to discover Christ, make their faith their own, and to love and accept themselves and become who they are meant to be. We fulfill this mission through Catholic studies, liturgical events, and serving DSU students and the DSU community. All DSU students are welcome and encouraged to be active members of CCM.
An organization that promotes the spiritual and social life of the young people of Dickinson State University by providing opportunities for worship, fellowship, and evangelism.
Advisor: Toby Stroh
Pacesetters helps interested students grow and develop as Christians through regular and meaningful study of the Bible. We also provide occasional opportunities for all interested students to interact and discuss main issues in Christian thought.
Advisor: Trent Myran
Student Social Work Organization (SSWO)
SSWO is open to all students interested in volunteering, developing leadership skills, and participating in campus and community events.
Advisor: Laurie Karie
Campus Activities Board
CAB provides an excellent opportunity for involvement and leadership through the programming of campus events. CAB sponsors game nights, coffee houses, movie nights, comedians, concerts, dances, and many other fun events!
Advisor: Mackenzie Hicks
Collegiate Farm Bureau
Collegiate Farm Bureau aims to get students informed and involved in current issues affecting agriculture. Meetings alternate from recreational team building activities to discussion and guest speakers about current topics. Funding is provided to help students attend state and national Farm Bureau Conventions.
Advisor: Toby Stroh
The DSU gaming club offers a safe environment for students to engage in gaming in all forms whether it be PC, console, tabletop games, or otherwise. You can participate in networking opportunities and other forms of community engagement at DSU and within the broader community. The club also supports DSU esports including but not limited to varsity esport activities.
Advisor: Josh Nichols
The purposes of the club are to conduct wholesome activities in horsemanship for recreation and entertainment and to promote our western heritage through activities sponsored for the campus and community. The Rodeo Club supports a competing team in National Intercollegiate Rodeo Association competition.
Advisor: Eudell Larsen
Not all university students are between the ages of 18 and 21. Non-Trads was formed to offer a resource for a large percentage of the DSU student population who happen to be non-traditional students. This group discusses issues relevant to the needs of a diverse campus population.
Phi Alpha Theta
Phi Alpha Theta is the national history honors fraternity, open to both men and women. It sponsors regional and national conferences and publishes a journal in which undergraduates can publish their research.
Phi Eta Sigma
For more information contact campus programming.
Advisor: Amy Kass
Students with a desire to further their range education join the Range Club. Club members participate in the National Society for Range Management. Participation in this club helps you forge relationships for future job opportunities.
Phi Beta Lamda
Phi Beta Lambda is a student organization in which you explore college and career opportunities. You participate in academic business skills competitions, community service projects, fundraising activities, and networking events with business professionals at state and national leadership conferences. Phi Beta Lambda is the collegiate level of the FBLA (Future Business Leaders of America).
Advisor: Amy Kass
Sigma Beta Delta
Sigma Beta Delta is an international honor society for business, management, and administration that recognizes and rewards students with the top scholastic achievement within these areas. To be eligible for membership in Sigma Beta Delta, a business student must rank in the top 20% of the junior, senior, or graduate class. They must also be invited to membership by faculty officers.
Contact person: Amy Kass