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Clubs and Organizations

Find your people, find your voice

Connect with fellow students, engage in what lights you up, and explore ways to express yourself.

Organizations

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Collegiate Entrepreneurs Organization (CEO) focuses on fostering entrepreneurship on campus.

We host three institutional organizations that are central to the DSU experience. The Trojan Times (in print and online) is the student voice of the campus community. KDSU, our online radio station, broadcasts student and faculty created radio content. And the Student Senate represents your interests within the university community.

Academic teams

As an elite competitor on one of DSU's academic teams, you'll build problem solving, critical thinking, and collaboration skills while showcasing your Trojan Pride nationwide.

Clubs

DSU's campus is home to more than 35 student-run clubs. Build model rockets with the Space Club. Act out in the Theatre Club. Celebrate diversity by getting involved with groups like The Alliance (LBGTQ students and allies), the Native American Student Association, or the American Association of University Women (AAUW @ DSU). 

Or you can just share your obsessions: gaming, art, photography, anime – even cricket. There's something for everyone. 

AAUW @ DSU helps to empower women by advancing equity for women and girls, educating people about women’s issues on and off-campus, providing support and networking opportunities, and promoting women’s research. The group is open to all people--women and men--interested in these goals.

Meetings: first and fourth Thursday of each month from 4:00-5:00 pm in the TC Club Hub meeting room

Advisor: Deana Hueners-Nelson

Contact Info: Facebook

The Anime Club is a group that welcomes all to learn, watch, and play Anime shows, movies, and games. The Anime Club also seeks to promote the knowledge and appreciation of Japanese Animation, Graphic Novel Publications, Games, and the Culture of Japan.

Meetings: every Friday night in the TC underground

Advisors: Angela Behrends and Joe Ren

Contact Info: DiscordFacebook

Learn about, appreciate, and create art!  Artists of all skill levels, and majors are welcome.

Meetings: TBD

Advisor: Angela Behrends and Joe Ren

CEO is a club which focuses on fostering entrepreneurship on campus, in the community, and in the region. The ideas of our members belong to our members – you own your own intellectual property. If you have an idea that you want to bring to the market, we want to help provide the resources you need to get started.

We have monthly meetings with entrepreneurs, investors, and venture capitalists. We attend entrepreneurial-related events in the region. We work on our projects in our own offices. We connect students with mentors who can help our members achieve their dreams.

Meetings: every Thursday evening at 8 pm in the CEO office at the Heartland Technology Center (north of the Fieldhouse).

Advisor: Michael Roach

Computer Club believes that education goes far beyond the classroom at DSU. As a student-led club, we are dedicated to supplementing classroom education by hosting competitions, tech talks, and shedding light on current industry events. Computer Club members have competed with great success at local, regional, and national competitions.

Meetings: every other Wednesday with starting times announced at the beginning of each semester

Advisor: Tom Halverson

Contact Info: Email

CRU is a movement of students who are passionate about having alive walks with Christ, living in authentic relationships, and advancing the Gospel. All are welcome regardless of spiritual background or lack thereof.

Meetings: Tuesdays at 8:00 pm in the TC Underground
Advisor: Tim Fiegen
Contact Info: Kyle Steffen

The objectives of the CybHER Club are to promote women in the field of cyber sciences, to expand women’s knowledge and computing experience and promote collegiality with other like-minded people in a casual fun environment. Meetings are a great opportunity to share ideas, learn new topics in computing, serve the community through K-12 mentoring and educational events. We aim to help fill the skills gap in the field and promote opportunities to create and expand technical knowledge through various projects, speakers, and events.

Meetings: To find out about meeting times and activities, send an email to CybHERClub@dsu.edu to be added to the mailing list. 

Advisor: Dr. Pam Rowland and Dr. Ashley Podhradsky

Delta Mu Delta is an honorary business club. We have a few meetings a year and with a very relaxed environment. We usually meet for our induction meetings and semester updates with a few fun activities!

Meetings: TBD (usually in East Hall)

Advisor: Dr. Deb Tech

The DSU Esports Club is a place where students can play video games with others in the DSU gaming community. We also provide students with the opportunity to compete at a collegiate level against other schools in the country. DSU is a Tespa Chapter as well, meaning that we are officially affiliated with Tespa, a company that works with Blizzard Entertainment to create tournaments that offer scholarships as prizes.

Meetings: Thursdays at 6:00 pm, Beacom 135

Advisor: Scott Graham

Contact Info: FacebookDiscord

DSU Theatre Club i​s an innovative, collaborative blend of every area and department on campus, which is then, transformed into performance art. Theatre is everywhere, it's for everyone, and it's about everyone. DSU Theatre Club is also a great way to meet new friends, get out of your comfort zone, and it looks great on résumés.

Meetings: Wednesdays, 12:00 pm, TC Underground

Advisor: Ann Elder

Contact Info: Facebook

DSU Trojans Cricket Club is formed to provide for participation in cricket by Students from DSU, to improve the cricket abilities of the members and to maintain high degree of sportsmanship.

Meetings: by appointment, 11:00 am to 5:00 pm (M-F) in either the Library underground or TC Fireplace area

Advisor: Scott Mckay

Contact Info: Facebook 

The Exercise Science Club is open to students of any major but focuses on providing opportunities geared toward those in Exercise Science. The club presents opportunities of attending conferences at discounted rates and providing insight into jobs and graduate programs through speakers of various occupations.

Meetings: every other Thursday at 12:15 pm in Kennedy Center Rm 122

Advisor: Scott Staiger

FCA focuses on serving local communities around the globe and inspiring to change the world through the Gospel. We value that we will demonstrate steadfast commitment to Jesus Christ and His Word through integrity, serving, teamwork and excellence. Our overall goal is to lead coaches, athletes, and students to engage with others, equip themselves with Christ-centered training, and be disciples to all nations.

Meetings: every Wednesday at 8:15 pm in the Karl Mundt Library, lower level

Advisors: Josh Ok - Assistant Football Coach, Assistant Baseball Coach; Geoff Schaab - Head Baseball Coach; Andrew Gross - College Pastor at United Methodist Church

The purpose of FIRE is to expand students’ intelligence in the areas of finance, investments, economics and real estate; as well as to provide a positive environment for learning and networking.

Meetings: Currently, FIRE is not planning for meetings for this semester as the club is under major restructuring.

Advisor: Yenling Chang

One of the biggest clubs on campus, run by gamers, for gamers. Students, faculty, and alumni come to play any type of game you can think of - board games, video games, tabletop RPGS, CCGS, Magic the Gathering, etc. We have 200+ games in our cabinets, and have several events, including a Gauntlet Contest, every semester.

Meetings: business meeting: 7:00 pm TC Regents Room; gaming meeting: 8:00 pm TC Marketplace

Advisor: Jason Jenkins and Mark Spanier

Contact Info: WebsiteDiscord

The International Club is an all-inclusive organization that welcomes all students—both international and local. The club’s programs and activities are focused around increasing cultural exchange providing opportunities for students, faculty, staff, and the Madison community to better their cultural understanding. As a student-led club, you can help shape and form its future.

Advisor:  Amber Alfson

Contact Info: Facebook 

DSU NASA is a club dedicated to helping facilitate Cultural Awareness of Native American tribes and their peoples to the students of DSU. Members meet to discuss cultural awareness and how best to facilitate that discussion with the wider student body, by hosting events in coordination with the DSU office of Diversity, sharing our message on Facebook, and by other appropriate methods.

Meetings: every other Monday 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm in the Learning Engagement Center (LEC) - Diversity Lounge

Advisor: Jack Thompson

Contact Info: Facebook 

The Newman Club exists to offer spiritual guidance and to develop a sense of community among students. It provides means for Catholic Students to celebrate and learn about their faith, as well as means for non-Catholics to learn about the Catholic religion. The Newman Club helps strengthen faith and friendships in an open environment.

Meetings: Tuesdays at 7:00 pm at the Newman Center (321 Van Eps Ave N.)

Advisor: Father DeWayne Kayser

Contact Info: Facebook 

PBL is a student organization dedicated to bringing business and education together in a positive working relationship through innovative leadership and career development programs. Members have the opportunity to participate at the local, state, and national level. PBL is open to students of all ages and majors. It is the collegiate level of the Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) organization.

Meetings: every other Tuesday at 12:20 pm in the TC Regents Room

Advisors: Dan Talley; Yenling Chang

Contact Info: Facebook

Our goal is to provide students who interested in the art of photography, with a platform to express their artistic voice. We strive to provide these students with events that will increase their knowledge of photography.

Meetings: every other Monday at 6:00 pm in the Oyate Room

Advisor: Thomas Jones

Contact Info: Facebook

The honors English society on campus (but we also accept anyone interested in the English subject!)

Meetings: second and fourth Tuesday at 12:15 pm in the Club Hub

Advisor: Dr. John Nelson

DSU students and community members playing soccer together at the Community Center and Baughman Field. DSU students are able to participate as a team in soccer tournaments throughout South Dakota using club funding and donations.

Meetings: scrimmage times can change frequently, please refer to the DSU Soccer Club Facebook page for official times and days.

Advisor: Scott Staiger

Students for the Exploration and Development of Space (SEDS) is an independent, student-based nonprofit organization that promotes the exploration and development of space. SEDS pursues this mission by educating people about the benefits of space, supporting a network of interested students, providing an opportunity for members to develop their leadership skills, and inspiring young people through their involvement in space-related projects. Projects include model rockets, astronomy, data analysis, high power rocketry, and various other space-related experiments.

Meetings: every other Tuesday at 4:30 pm in the Physics Lab (Science Center 143)

Contact Info: Dr. James Maloney

The purpose of Stomp Out Stigma (SOS) is to: promote mental health awareness and education at DSU, to provide an ongoing space for students to have a stigma-free place to discuss mental health, to provide a bridge between community mental health resources and your school community, to give an opportunity to lead projects based on mental health, and to focus on reducing the stigma of mental health issues.

Meetings: currently inactive

Advisors: Amber Alfson; Nicole Bowen

Student Veterans of American provides veterans and dependents from all branches of the Armed Forces the opportunity to network and connect with other like-minded individuals. Our club offers past and present veterans and dependents, a wide range of opportunities to allow them to grow, succeed, and volunteer in and with the local community for professional service and career advancement.

Meetings: third Thursday of the month 9:00 pm, Veteran Resource Center in TC

Advisor: Austin Slaughter

Teachers of Tomorrow provides opportunities to be involved on campus, in the community, and in classrooms. We focus on bettering future teachers by volunteering, hosting several guest speakers, and providing workshops.

Meetings: Mondays at 1:00 pm, once or twice a month in the Kennedy Center

Advisor: Sandi Steinhoff-Muller

Provides a safe and inclusive environment for people of all identities and to raise awareness of the LGBTQ+ community.

Meetings: 3:00 pm every Monday in the TC Regents Room

Advisor: Kristina Adams

Contact Info: Facebook​, Email 

Open to all DSU Students - pick up style Ultimate Frisbee with rotating teams and players

Meetings: Mondays and Wednesdays at 5:00 pm, at the DSU football practice fields.

World Languages Club serves as a meeting place for people wanting to learn and speak languages. The club will also help people find resources for learning other languages.

Meetings: every other Thursday when, school is in session, at 5:00 pm in the Regents Room of the TC

Advisor: Andrew Behrens

Contact Info: Discord