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Academic & Professional


AIGA Augsburg University Student Group for Design

Status: Chartered Student Organization
Chartered: 2017-2018
Mission: AIGA Augsburg University Student Group for Design aims to create a creative community for students at Augsburg that inspires creativity and understanding of art’s relationship to society and technology outside of the classroom.
Advisors: Chris Houltberg
Art
612-330-1230
Dan Ibarra
Art
612-330-1282

Association for Computing Machinery at Augsburg University

Status: Commissioned Student Organization
Chartered: 2013-2014
Mission: The Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) at Augsburg University supports, celebrates, and advocates for the full engagement of students and faculties in all aspects of the computing field.
Contact: acm.org@augsburg.edu
Advisors: Scott Kerlin
Computer Science
612-330-1142
Erik Steinmetz
Computer Science
612-330-1062

Augsburg Art Club

Status: Chartered Student Organization
Chartered: 2004-2005
Mission: Augsburg Art Club provides a forum for students interested in a wide range of visual arts (e.g., studio art, art history, architecture, etc.) to investigate, experience, produce, and exhibit art.
Advisor: Dan Ibarra
Art
612-330-1282

Augsburg Business Organization

Status: Commissioned Student Organization
Chartered: 2001-2002
Mission: Augsburg Business Organization (ABO) promotes the study of business at Augsburg, as well as brings students together who have an interest in discussing and advocating for business.
Contact: abo@augsburg.edu
Website: www.augsburg.edu/business/studentgroups/
Advisor: Marc Isaacson
Business Administration
612-330-1194

Augsburg Chemistry Society

Status: Chartered Student Organization
Chartered: 2004-2005
Mission: The Augsburg Chemistry Society brings together chemistry majors, minors, and students with chemistry interests at Augsburg, as well as rallies support for the Augsburg chemistry program.
Contact: acs.org@augsburg.edu
Website: www.augsburg.edu/chemistry/augsburg-chemistry-society/
Advisor: Michael Wentzel
Chemistry
612-330-1129

Augsburg Exercise Science Club

Status: Chartered Student Organization
Chartered: 2012-2013
Mission: The Augsburg Exercise Science Club (AESC) encourages a lifestyle of exercise for those in the Augsburg community.  AESC aspires to embolden the Augsburg community with aspects of health, exercise science, and fitness for the purpose of facilitating participation and promoting a healthy active lifestyle with the intention to inspire activity.
Advisor: Anthony Clapp
Health/Physical Education
612-330-1618

Augsburg Film Club

Status: Chartered Student Organization
Chartered: 2017-2018
Mission: Augsburg Film Club aims to create a collaborative, creative community for students who are interested in film culture and theory and for students who are interested in any aspects of film production.
Advisor: Jenny Hanson
Communications, Film & New Media Studies
612-330-1714

Augsburg Law & Politics in Society

Status: Chartered Student Organization
Chartered: 2016-2017
Mission: Augsburg Law and Politics in Society (ALPS) promotes and encourages student interest in politics and law by providing a forum for education and discussion about political and legal practice.
Advisor: Milda Hedblom
Political Science
612-330-1197

Augsburg Psychological Association

Status: Chartered Student Organization
Chartered: 2015-2016
Mission: The Augsburg Psychological Association aims to create a community of psychology students at Augsburg that work to increase students’ awareness of graduate school opportunities in psychology fields and current work of practitioners in the fields of psychology.
Advisor: Ben Denkinger
Psychology
612-330-1172

Augsburg Student Accounting Organization

Status: Chartered Student Organization
Chartered: 2015-2016
Mission: ASAO provides students the opportunity to enhance their accounting experience into a professional career, certification, or interest in the field beyond the classroom.
Website: www.augsburg.edu/business/studentgroups/
Advisor: Phyllis Kapetanakis
Business
612-330-1134

Augsburg Student Investment Club

Status: Chartered Student Organization
Chartered: 2016-2017
Mission: The Augsburg Student Investment Club aims to thoroughly educate our members in the art and science of investing; to help members develop practical investment skills and test them in the markets; and to create superior access to career opportunities in the investment industry.
Contact: auggiesinvest.stugrp@augsburg.edu
Website: www.augsburg.edu/business/studentgroups/
Advisor: Marc McIntosh
Business-MIS
612-330-1381

Murphy Square

Status: Commissioned Student Organization
Chartered: Before 2000
Mission: Murphy Square is the official literary and visual arts publication at Augsburg, taking submissions and publishing the works of students and faculty.
Contact: murphysquare@augsburg.edu
Website: web.augsburg.edu/murphysquare
Advisors: Doug Green
English
612-330-1187
Lindsay Starck
English
612-330-1518

Pre-Dental Student Club

Status: Chartered Student Organization
Chartered: 2016-2017
Mission: The Pre-Dental Student Club gives students the opportunity to prepare themselves and make themselves a competitive applicant for dental school.
Advisor: Catherina Kipper
Undergraduate Research and Graduate Opportunity Office
612-330-1441

Society of Physics Students

Status: Commissioned Student Organization
Chartered: 2003-2004
Mission: SPS advances and diffuses knowledge of the science of physics and encourages student interest in physics throughout the academic and local communities.
Website: www.augsburg.edu/physics/society-of-physics-students/
Advisor: Benjamin Stottrup
Physics
612-330-1035

STEM Peer Mentorship

Status: Chartered Student Organization
Chartered: 2015-2016
Mission: STEM Peer Mentorship aims to provide support to STEM students in navigating through their undergraduate studies and in preparation for success inside and outside of the classroom.
Contact: stempeer@augsburg.edu
Advisors: Rebekah Dupont
STEM Programs
612-330-1042
Sabrina Dore
STEM Programs
612-330-1452

Tri-Beta Biological Honors Society

Status: Commissioned Student Organization
Chartered: 2006-2007
Mission: Beta Beta Beta Biological Honor Society is an honor and professional society for students of the biological sciences.
Contact: tribeta.org@augsburg.edu
Advisor: Lisa Raetz
Biology
612-330-1568

Unbounded

Status: Chartered Student Organization
Chartered: 2004-2005
Mission: Unbounded brings mathematics majors, minors, and those interested in math together for social opportunities.
Advisor: Richard Flint
Mathematics
612-330-1710

Advocacy & Awareness


Augsburg Asian Student Association

Status: Commissioned Student Organization
Chartered: 2004-2005
Mission: Augsburg Asian Student Association (AASA) recognizes, engages, and supports the Augsburg Asian American community through culturally inclusive programs guided by the Augsburg mission.
Contact: aasa@augsburg.edu
Website: www.augsburg.edu/panasian/augsburg-asian-student-association
Advisor: Hli Vang
Pan Asian Student Services
612-330-1530

Augsburg Indigenous Student Association

Status: Commissioned Student Organization
Chartered: 2007-2008
Mission: Augsburg Indigenous Student Association (AISA) provides events that support the awareness of American Indian cultures and serves as a support network for students interested in Indigenous peoples and culture.
Contact: aisa@augsburg.edu
Advisor: Jennifer Simon
American Indian Student Services
612-330-1144

Augsburg Latin American Students

Status: Commissioned Student Organization
Chartered: 2008-2009
Mission: Augsburg Latin American Students (ALAS) promotes, communicates, educates, and engages the broader Augsburg and surrounding communities in learning about the Latinx culture and encourages awareness and respect for students of Latinx ancestry.
Contact: alas@augsburg.edu
Website: www.augsburg.edu/lss
Advisor: Ruby Murillo
Latinx Student Services
612-330-1309

Augsburg’s Sexual Misconduct Awareness-Raising Team

Status: Chartered Student Organization
Charterd: 2015-2016
Mission: Augsburg’s SMART strives to raise overall awareness of rape culture, consent culture, harassment, and assaults, provide bystander trainings, help members and other students, staff, and faculty become good allies, innovate ways for Augsburg’s SMART to reach out to and engage with the populations who are unable to relate and/or empathize with these issues, and create an on-campus culture of education, empathy and empowerment.
Contact: smarteam@augsburg.edu
Advisor: Sarah Griesse
Student Affairs
612-330-1489

Augsburg University Recovery in Action

Status: Chartered Student Organization
Chartered: 2017-2018
Mission: AURA seeks to provide a more informal, affordable, and accessible way for students interested in sobriety to get tied into collegiate recovery. The organization will connect with the diversity of the Augsburg campus in an attempt to better serve a more diverse demographic of students with substance use disorders.
Advisor: Patrice Salmeri
Office of the President
612-330-1166

Augsburg Women Empowered

Status: Chartered Student Organization
Chartered: 2017-2018
Mission: Augsburg Women Empowered aims to bring women of diverse backgrounds and cultures together to build a strong empowering female community in order to encourage brilliant, knowledgeable female role models for the community.
Contact: womxnempowered@augsburg.edu
Advisors: Nancy Huynh
Campus Activities and Orientation
612-330-1110
Ruby Murillo
Latinx Student Services
612-330-1309

Compassionate Action for Animals – Augsburg Animal Rights Club

Status: Chartered Student Organization
Chartered: 2017-2018
Mission: Compassionate Action for Animals-Augsburg Animal Rights Club aims to promote animal rights in the Augsburg University community, as well as in the greater Twin Cities’ area. It strives to educate others on the connections between animal rights and human rights, as well as to create community for those who are already vegan as well as those who are interested in the lifestyle and activism.
Contact: veganclub@augsburg.edu
Advisor: Adriane Brown
Gender, Sexuality & Women’s Studies
612-330-1528

Hmong Women Together

Status: Commissioned Student Organization
Chartered: 2013-2014
Mission: Hmong Women Together aims create and sustain a supportive environment to connect, empower, and educate Hmong women to discover and explore different aspects of their cultural identities.
Contact: hwt.org@augsburg.edu
Advisor: Hli Vang
Pan Asian Student Services
612-330-1530

International Student Organization

Status: Commissioned Student Organization
Chartered: Before 2000
Mission: The International Student Organization (ISO) strives to plan educational, cultural and social events that will bring together international and American students to promote tolerance and intercultural understanding between them, as well as contribute to the successful intercultural adjustment and academic achievement of international students.
Contact: iso@augsburg.edu
Advisors: Angela Bonfiglio
International Student and Support Services
612-330-1659
James Trelstad-Porter
International Student and Support Services
612-330-1686

Pan-Afrikan Student Union

Status: Commissioned Student Organization
Chartered: Before 2000
Mission: The Pan-Afrikan Student Union (PASU) builds and maintains mutually beneficial relationships with students of Afrikan descent.
Contact: pasu@augsburg.edu
Website: www.augsburg.edu/pan-afrikan/pasu.html
Advisor: Jennifer Simon
American Indian Student Services
612-330-1144

Queer Indigenous and People of Color

Status: Chartered Student Organization
Chartered: 2016-2017
Mission: Queer Indigenous and People of Color aims to foster a supportive space to educate, embrace, and empower Queer Indigenous and People of Color to proudly accept their cultural identities. It also raises awareness about racism, classism, QIPOC issues, and more to the entire Augsburg community.
Contact: qipoc.org@augsburg.edu
Advisor: Michael Grewe
Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Intersex and Asexual Student Services
612-330-1499

Queer Pride Alliance

Status: Commissioned Student Organization
Chartered: 1988-1989
Mission: Queer Pride Alliance (QPA) provides support for the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, intersex, and asexual (LGBTQIA) community at Augsburg along with those other members who are allies. It also raises awareness about LGBTQIA issues and concerns to the entire Augsburg campus community.
Contact: qpa@augsburg.edu
Website: www.augsburg.edu/lgbtqia/queer-pride-alliance
Advisor: Michael Grewe
Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Intersex and Asexual Student Services
612-330-1499

Starving Minds

Status: Chartered Student Organization
Chartered: 2018-2019
Mission: Starving Minds seeks to creatively explore and portray the identities and experiences of Black Americans while also shining light on the sub-communities through art, film, and photography.
Advisor: Jeremy Bandow
MFA Creative Writing Program

Women for Political Change

Status: Chartered Student Organization
Chartered: 2017-2018
Mission: Women For Political Change is a non partisan student organization that is dedicated to empowering women and femmes through politics, encouraging young folks to run for office and to work to establish a larger voting population, with a special focus on students and other marginalized groups who have been historically underrepresented in the political process.
Contact: womenforchange@augsburg.edu
Advisor: Ann Garvey
Student Affairs
612-330-1168

Campus Media


 Echo

Status: Commissioned Student Organization
Chartered: Before 2000
Mission: The Echo is the official student newspaper of Augsburg.
Contact: echo@augsburg.edu
612-330-1102
Website: augsburgecho.com
Advisor: Jenny Hanson
Communications, Film & New Media Studies
612-330-1714

KAUG

Status: Chartered Student Organization
Chartered: Before 2000
Mission: KAUG aims to be a voice for the Augsburg and surrounding communities by presenting a variety of media, and to provide an outlet for individuals to express themselves in many different ways.
Contact: kaug@augsburg.edu
612-330-1595
Website: engage.augsburg.edu/kaug
Advisors: J. Anthony Allen
Music
Nancy Huynh
Campus Activities & Orientation
612-330-1110

Religious & Spiritual


Augsburg University Student Ministries

Status: Commissioned Student Organization
Chartered: Before 2000
Mission: Augsburg University Student Ministries, rooted in the tradition of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, serves to assist in the facilitation of worship, aid in student vocational discernment, create community through fellowship and study, and foster dialogue between people of various religious, spiritual and philosophical traditions.
Advisors: Pastor Sonja Hagander
Campus Ministry
612-330-1735
Pastor David Wrightsman
Campus Ministry
612-330-1733

Minnesota Hillel-Augsburg

Status: Chartered Student Organization
Chartered: 2017-2018
Mission: Minnesota Hillel-Augsburg seeks to Enrich the lives of students so they may enrich the Jewish people and the greater community, by perpetuating the values of Hillel.
Advisor: Wendy Goldberg
Christensen Center for Vocation

Muslim Student Association

Status: Commissioned Student Organization
Chartered: 2009-2010
Mission: The Muslim Student Association strives to promote unity among Muslim students and to raise awareness within the Augsburg community about the culture, history, and language of the Muslim community surrounding campus.
Contact: augsburgmsa@augsburg.edu
Advisor: Fardosa Hassan
Campus Ministry
612-330-1734

Special Interest


Augsburg Alpine Club

Status: Chartered Student Organization
Chartered: 2017-2018
Mission: The Augsburg Alpine Club seeks to inspire Augsburg students to embrace Minnesota winters and introduce newcomers to the adventurous sports of downhill skiing and snowboarding while building a community and staying active.
Advisor: Tosin Adedeji
Athletics

Augsburg Chess Club

Status: Chartered Student Organization
Chartered: 2017-2018
Mission: Augsburg Chess Club creates a space to play, to learn, and to teach the game of chess.
Advisor: Christopher Smith
Education
612-330-1404

Augsburg Dance Club

Status: Chartered Student Organization
Chartered: 2017-2018
Mission: ADC provides a welcoming and inclusive space for students to come learn and express themselves creatively through dance while also learning about different cultures and making connections within the community.
Contact: danceclub@augsburg.edu
Advisors: Kasidy Moore Isahaq
Multicultural Student Services
612-330-1663
Tina Maria Tavera
McNair Scholars Program
612-330-1327

Augsburg Manga and Anime Club

Status: Chartered Student Organization
Chartered: 2015-2016
Mission: AMAC showcases anime/manga and its origin culture and form a sense of community around a less known art form.
Contact: amac.org@augsburg.edu
Advisor: Jenny Hanson
Communications, Film & New Media Studies
612-330-1714

Augsburg Music-Theatre Club

Status: Chartered Student Organization
Chartered: 2017-2018
Mission: Augsburg Music-Theatre Club aims to expand students’ abilities as performers and creative beings, to provide additional on-campus performance experiences, and to develop long term relationships between alumni, current, and future Augsburg students active or interested in the art of music theatre.
Contact: musictheatreclub@augsburg.edu
Advisor: Sonja Thompson
Music
612-330-1277

Augsburg Spirit Squad

Status: Chartered Student Organization
Chartered: 2013-2014
Mission: Augsburg Spirit Squad encourages crowd support at Augsburg Athletic events, primarily in the sports of football and men’s and women’s basketball.
Advisor: Kelly Anderson Diercks
Athletics
612-330-1245

Augsburg Student Activities Council

Status: Commissioned Student Organization
Chartered: 1987-1988
Mission: The Augsburg Student Activities Council seeks to build community among Day students at Augsburg through campus programming.
Contact: asac@augsburg.edu
Website: engage.augsburg.edu/asac
Advisor: Nancy Huynh
Campus Activities and Orientation
612-330-1110

Augsburg University Pep Band 612

Status: Chartered Student Organization
Chartered: 2010-2011
Mission: Augsburg University Pep Band 612 aims to provide support and a sense of community to on-campus athletics and the student body.
Advisor: Erika Svanoe
Music
612-330-1597

Convocadence

Status: Chartered Student Organization
Chartered: 2018-2019
Mission: It shall be the purpose of Convocadence to connect students at Augsburg University through music both on and off campus.
Advisor: Samuel Grace
Music

Gamers United

Status: Chartered Student Organization
Chartered: 2013-2014
Mission: Gamers United aims to be a place for all gamers to find and be a part of a group that welcomes them and allows them to be themselves without prejudice and also to enjoy social involvement of one or every form of gaming.
Contact: gamersunited@augsburg.edu
Advisor: Larry Crockett
Computer Science
612-330-1060

Student Government


Augsburg Day Student Government

Status: Student Government
Mission: Augsburg Day Student Government serves as the primary student voice and liaison between Day students and the administration, faculty, and staff of Augsburg.
Contact: stugov@augsburg.edu
Website: engage.augsburg.edu/stugov/
Advisors: Michael Grewe
Campus Activities and Orientation
612-330-1499
Nancy Huynh
Campus Activities and Orientation
612-330-1110