Student Organizations

Student Organizations

Student Organizations


Art Club The main mission is to nurse the innate creative spirit of every individual within our community.  It hopes to help our student artists expand their methods of self-expression through the meetings and open studios.  It desires to create a more solidified artistic community with a more unified voice here at Viterbo University.  It hopes to show the public how all benefit from the merits of fine art by creating artistic influence through art openings, sales, workshops, and speakers.  The Viterbo Art Club provides its members an artistic environment that allows them to grow critically and intellectually for the betterment of their future and their community's future.

Advisor: Joe Miller,
President: Michaela Bryant,

Breaking Barriers Diversity Club The Breaking Barriers Diversity Club’s mission is to bring awareness to the student body and faculty about different issues involving race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, socio-economic status, age, physical abilities, religious beliefs, political beliefs, or other ideologies. Our focus is on giving students a safe and positive environment to discuss the issues that are going on in the world today and coming up with solutions that can help affect our campus and community in a positive way. Our goal is for members of the club to understand the individuality and uniqueness of others and to embrace and celebrate each other’s differences.​ 

Advisor: Stephanie Thorseon-Olesen,
President: Steven Sam,

Community Wellness Club The Community Wellness Club is concerned with taking a holistic approach to promote community wellness through service and involvement within the community. It is based on the belief that anyone can help to promote the well-being of the community and its members through acts of service and support.

Advisor: Lynne Kuhl,
President: Hillary Convington,

DNA Club The DNA Club supports the biology, chemistry, biochemistry, sports science, mathematics, and environmental sustainability majors; assists those involved; builds community within the sciences; and helps to provide a more enjoyable atmosphere throughout all aspects of students’ educational experiences. 

Advisors: Scott Gabriel,
President: Ben Gibson,,  @ViterboDNAClub

Education Club The Viterbo Education Club is composed of students, not only Education majors, but also any students who are interested in educational leadership and working in a professional environment.  Members will gain a greater sense of responsibility, professionalism, and leadership by participating in professional and social opportunities in the La Crosse and Viterbo communities.  Members will create a balance of teamwork, opportunities, and experiences of positive outreach to the community as well as enforce Viterbo values to build acceptance and awareness of all others’ backgrounds. 

Advisors: Melinda Langeberg,
Co-Presidents: Amanda Hemmersbach,

Enactus A community of student, academic and business leaders committed to using the power of entrepreneurial action to transform lives and shape a better more sustainable world. We serve our neighboring communities by partnering with local agencies and organizations to design and implement social entrepreneurship projects. 

Advisors: Pamela Dixon,, Maria Morgan-Bathke,
President: Avery Gerstenberger,

Global Outreach Club Global Outreach Club is a student organization which is dedicated to serving global communities by doing fundraising projects on campus, as well as providing students and community members with the opportunity to learn about global issues and the impact they can make on other communities around the world.

Advisor: Jacob Hart,
President: Sierra Lyon,

Headbands for Hope  The purpose of Headbands of Hope is to empower young children who are battling cancer by bringing awareness to the disease through promotional, donation, and sales events on campus and in the surrounding community. For every headband purchased, one is given to a child battling cancer in order to brighten their day and make them feel beautiful. In addition to gifting headbands, the Headbands of Hope organization gives large donations to a myriad of organizations with similar missions in combating cancer. It is our goal as a campus club to help restore confidence to children battling cancer by providing them with fashionable headbands and help Headbands of Hope work towards a cure for cancer.

Advisor: Taylor Corbett,
President: Wyatt Cook,

Love Your Melon Campus Crew Together we’re creating a community of like-minded individuals motivated by the experience of making a difference in the lives of kids battling cancer. Our mission is to give a hat to every child battling cancer in America. Personally giving Love Your Melon hats creates therapeutic experiences that have a positive impact on children’s lives during treatment. We will accomplish this by engaging college students who believe in making a difference.

Advisor: Emilio Alvarez,
President: Chloe Boster,

Magnify "The mission of the Magnify student org is to provide Viterbo University students with the opportunity to: a) form a personal relationship with God in Christ and the Holy Spirit, b) become an active member in the Christian community, and c) respond to a call to mission to bring the message and love of Christ to all humanity. The ways in which these opportunities will be provided to the Viterbo University student community are as follows: a) A weekend retreat once a semester for college students to experience Christianity as Christ's first disciples did. To be led by Viterbo University student leaders. b) The formation of small group opportunities and bible studies that will meet on a regular basis throughout the academic year. c) Providing a variety of opportunities that encompass reflection, local service, social, community building, and ongoing leadership formation. "

Advisor: Emilio Alvarez,
President: Amanda Latulippe,

Miracle at Viterbo Miracle at Viterbo - Dance Marathon is a student led club on campus that works year round to raise funds and awareness for our local Children's Miracle Network Hospital to benefit local kids and families facing childhood illnesses. Our efforts culminate in an event in the fall where we dance for seven hours without sitting, sleeping, or drinking caffeine to show symbolic support for the kids who never get a break from their illnesses. We are #forthekids!
Advisor: Hilaree Alexander,
President: Jordyn Braaten,

Outdoor Adventures and Recreation Club (OAR) The Outdoor Adventures Club provides exposure to recreation and education in the outdoors in both group and individual settings. The OAC prepares members for leadership and service in the community and provides a place for its members to grow in responsibility and knowledge in safe and creative circumstances.

Advisor: Pam Dixon,
President: Samantha Merkel,

Philosophical Inquiry Club Viterbo University’s Philosophy Club’s mission to provide an intellectual community for the advancement of meaningful discourse on campus.  The club will promote aspects of thinking such as formal logic, critical thinking, clear articulation of ideas, synthesis of group thoughts, and clear argumentation. 

Advisor: Robyn Gaier,
Student Contact: Amber Drewek,

Social Work Club Promotes awareness within the Viterbo community of the Social Work profession as well as educate and advocate for social causes, through coordinating events on campus and in the local community.

Advisor:  Jennifer Anderson-Meger,
President:  Josie Gall,

Spanish Club The Spanish Club hopes to promote awareness and interest about Spanish speaking countries and their culture. Spanish Club aims to entice club members and Viterbo University students to become aware of issues surrounding Spanish speaking countries and take action. We engage in fun and culturally integrated activities to help others open their eyes to a new way of life.

Advisors: Michelle Pinzl,
President: ​Griffin Finnestad,

Student Alumni Ambassadors Student Alumni Ambassadors (SAA) is an organization that promotes networking between current Viterbo Students and Alumni. We encourage volunteering and giving back to the university.

Advisor: Kathy Duerwachter,
President: Michelle Reisbig,

Student Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) Providing a communication link between varsity athletes and the athletic administration.  Encouraging communication and unity among and between varsity athletes and teams.  Increasing involvement and awareness of athletic programs on campus and in the community.

Advisor: Wayne Wagner,
President: Ben Gibson,

Student Dietetics Association (SDA) The mission of the Student Dietetic Association is to create a positive and educational environment, in which members learn about different aspects of nutrition through fundraising, volunteering and team bonding events. The main events that we hold is the spaghetti dinner, an apple pie sale and a chocolate fundraiser.

Advisor: Carol Klitzke,
President: Brooklyn Seiler,

Student National Association of Teachers of Singing (SNATS) SNATS is a student organization at Viterbo University that is dedicated to the development, education, and vocal health of singers and their teachers. SNATS stands for Students National Association for the Teaching of Singers. At the Viterbo University Chapter, we aim to provide more opportunities for experiencing music, learning teaching technique, and performance practices by hosting scholarly discussions and bringing in professional masterclass technician.

Advisor: Daniel Johnson-Wilmot,
President: ​Lydia Mackie,

Student Veterans of America (SVA) SVA provides student veterans at Viterbo University with the resources, support, and advocacy needed to succeed in higher education and beyond.

Advisor: Keith Purnell
President: Curtis Petersen

Tri-Beta Tri-beta is a student organization that is a part of the National Biological Society and meets once a month. It focuses on volunteering, hosting activities, and research. This organization allows you to participate in volunteer work and other activities. It also allows you to meet other studentw within the science department. 

Advisor: Scott Gabriel,
President: Damon Schmalzriedt,

United Nations of Viterbo Viterbo’s international club celebrates cultural diversity.  Promotes and encourages an exchange of culture throughout the nations by providing opportunities for friendship, understanding and the social interests of the members. 

Advisor: Vickie Unferth,
President: Sam O'Brien,

VHawks for Life V-Hawks for Life was founded in January of 2013 to organize and motivate pro-life students on campus.  Members of V-Hawks for Life work to protect life from conception to natural death, particularly those lives threatened by abortion, infanticide, embryonic stem cell research and euthanasia.  In furtherance of these goals, members seek to promote respect for life  at Viterbo University and on a local, state and national level, to educate on life issues, to help those in need so that life is a promising choice and to work with others who share common goals.

Advisor: Emilio Alvarez,  
President: Katherine Ross,

Viterbo's Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM)  The SHRM mission for students is to help create better-prepared entry-level HR professionals through education, assessment, competencies and internships. This would lead to better informed professionals entering the workforce due to proper training and education through the SHRM club.

Advisor:  Pamela Dixon,
President: Sydney Wallace,

Viterbo Student Nurses Association (VSNA) Viterbo’s Student Nurses Association is a student-run club on campus that emphasizes health and nursing techniques as well as promoting a strong sense of community service in La Crosse and the surrounding areas.

Advisors: Susan Cieslicki,; Julie Meyers,; 
President: Ashley Kurash,

Viterbo University Pride We aim to create a welcoming, accepting, and safe place on Viterbo’s campus for people of all sexual orientations.

Advisor:  Matthew Bersagel-Braley,
Co-Presidents: Theo Braman,

VU College Democrats In order to promote a better America, with equality, opportunity, and freedom within a just and strong society, we dedicate ourselves to organizing the participation of progressive college students at Viterbo University. 
Advisor:  Marlene Fisher,