Student Organization Descriptions, Contact Info
American Sign Language Club

ASL club strives to bring awareness and education to the Viterbo University community regarding the Deaf and Hard of Hearing community and their language.  The club provides advocacy for those with hearing disabilities, and strives to make Viterbo’s campus more accessible to current and future students.

Advisor: Robin Haugh, rrhaugh@viterbo.edu
President: Josie McKenzie, jmcken67921@viterbo.edu

 


Art Club 

The main mission of the Art Club 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 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: Lisa Schoenfielder, lschoenfielder@viterbo.edu
President: Michaela Bryant, mbryan25650@viterbo.edu


Band Club

Advisor: Matthew Bersagel-Braley, mtbersagelbraley@viterbo.edu
President: Trevor Rowray, 18trowray@gmail.com


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, socioeconomic 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.​ 

Advisors: Michelle Pinzl, mmpinzl@viterbo.edu and Kristin Roslansky, klroslansky@viterbo.edu
President: Leah Patterson, lpatte69774@viterbo.edu


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, segabriel@viterbo.edu
President: Zach Earll, zearll66780@viterbo.edu


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: Josh Lichty, jjlichty@viterbo.edu
President: Alison Coovert, acoove69361@viterbo.edu


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. Enactus serves neighboring communities by partnering with local agencies and organizations to design and implement social entrepreneurship projects. 

Advisor: Nicole Van Ert, nmvanert@viterbo.edu
President: Mariah Studinski, mstudi66636@viterbo.edu


Global Connections 

Viterbo’s international club celebrates cultural diversity. The club promotes and encourages a cultural exchange between nations through opportunities for friendship, understanding, and the social interests of members. 

Advisor: Melissa Giefer, mkgiefer@viterbo.edu 
President: Jessie Benson, jbenso66870@viterbo.edu


Lumen 

Campus newspaper. For more information, contact advisor or student listed below.  

Advisor: Jacqueline Herbers, jmherbers@viterbo.edu
Student Contact: CJ Trussoni, ctruss58441@viterbo.edu


Magnify 

The Magnify student organization mission is to provide Viterbo University students opportunities to:

  • form a personal relationship with God in Christ and the Holy Spirit 
  • become an active member in the Christian community
  • respond to a call to mission to bring the message and love of Christ to all humanity 

These opportunities are provided to the Viterbo student community through:

  • A once-a-semester weekend retreat for students to experience Christianity as Christ's first disciples did. Led by Viterbo University student leaders.
  • Regular small group meetings and Bible studies during the academic year.
  • A variety of opportunities that encompass reflection, local service, social, community building, and ongoing leadership formation. 

Advisor: Emilio Alvarez, ebalvarez@viterbo.edu

Director: Lauren Scheunemann, lscheu62513@viterbo.edu


Miracle at Viterbo 

Miracle at Viterbo - Dance Marathon is a student-led club that works year round to raise funds and awareness for the local Children's Miracle Network Hospital to benefit local kids and families facing childhood illnesses. Our efforts culminate in a fall event 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: Audra Noe, aanoe@viterbo.edu

President: Callie Halverson, chalve70123@viterbo.edu


Psi Chi

Viterbo University of Psi Chi, the International Honor Society in Psychology's mission is to promote excellence in the science and application of psychology. Psi Chi is open to psychology majors or minors who meet the academic eligibility requirements.

Advisor: Liza Ware, eaware@viterbo.edu

President: Kaitlyn Babcock, kbabco67114@viterbo.edu


Psychology Club

Psyc Club is open to any student with an interest in psychology. Psyc Club provides a social environment for students to interact with each other and psychology faculty, with the goal of promoting greater understanding of psychology and mental health.

Advisor: Liza Ware, eaware@viterbo.edu

PresidentKaitlyn Babcock, kbabco67114@viterbo.edu


Social Work Club 

Promotes awareness within the Viterbo community of the social work profession and educates and advocates for social causes, through coordinating events on campus and in the local community.

Advisor: Janet Holter, jholter@viterbo.edu
President: 


Spanish Club 

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

Advisors: Michelle Pinzl, mmpinzl@viterbo.edu
President: ​Melissa Edgar, medgar66372@viterbo.edu


Student Alumni Ambassadors 

The Student Alumni Ambassadors (SAA) organization promotes networking between current Viterbo students and alumni. We encourage volunteering and giving back to the university.

Advisor: Kathy Duerwachter, kaduerwachter@viterbo.edu
President: Patrick Bogard, pbogar65228@viterbo.edu


Student Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) 

SAAC provides a communication link between varsity athletes and the athletic administration, encouraging communication and unity among and between varsity athletes and teams. SAAC increases athletic programs involvement and awareness on campus and in the community.

Advisor: Wayne Wagner, wrwagner@viterbo.edu
President: Maya Roberts, mrober65551@viterbo.edu


Student Dietetics Association (SDA) 

SDA's mission is to create a positive, educational environment where members learn about different aspects of nutrition through fundraising, volunteering and team bonding events. SDA's main events include a spaghetti dinner, an apple pie sale, and a chocolate fundraiser.

Advisor: Jamie Weber, jaweber@viterbo.edu
President: Sierra Harper-Beutel, sharpe69068@viterbo.edu


Student National Association of Teachers of Singing (SNATS)

SNATS is dedicated to the development, education, and vocal health of singers and their teachers. The Viterbo chapter aims to provide more opportunities for experiencing music, learning teaching technique, and performance practices by hosting scholarly discussions and bringing in professional master class technicians.

Advisor: Daniel Johnson-Wilmot, dejohnsonwilmot@viterbo.edu
President: ​TBD


Student Sustainability Club

The Student Sustainability Club is composed of students who are passionate about the environment. The club works closely with the Environmental Responsibility Committee (an employee group) and together they help to plan activities that promote sustainability on campus. Examples of activities are farmers markets, plant sales, tree planting, planting a rain garden, building Mason Bee houses, putting notices around campus asking others to be more sustainable.

Advisor: Karen Hurtgen, kghurtgen@viterbo.edu
Co-Presidents:  Bec Knoke, rknoke69357@viterbo.edu, Katie Preusser, kpreus71739@viterbo.edu


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, kbpurnell@viterbo.edu
President: Rob Faucher, rfauch73416@viterbo.edu


Tabletop Games, Roleplay, and People Club (T.R.A.P.)

Advisor: Caitlyn Konze, cfkonze@viterbo.edu
President: Jared Wilson, jwilso66410@viterbo.edu

T.R.A.P. (Tabletop games, Roleplay, and People) Club is a safe space for student expression, creativity, recreation, and companionship. Members of the club participate in non-mandatory, weekly meetings consisting of Dungeons and Dragons, board games, and various tabletop/role playing games. If anyone is interested in learning more, please contact the club leadership.


Tri-Beta 

Tri-Beta is part of the National Biological Society and meets once a month. It focuses on volunteering, hosting activities, and research. Tri-Beta gives students opportunities to participate in volunteer work and other activities, and meet other students within the science department. 

Advisor: Charles Lawrence, rclawrence@viterbo.edu
President: Damon Schmalzriedt, dschma61667@viterbo.edu


V-Hawks for Life 

Founded in January 2013, V-Hawks for Life organizes and motivates pro-life students on campus. V-Hawks for Life members 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 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, ebalvarez@viterbo.edu  
President: Zachary Schmit, zschmi69975@viterbo.edu


Viterbo Improv!

For more information, contact advisor or student listed below.

Advisor: Nicole Van Ert,  nmvanert@viterbo.edu
President: TBD


Viterbo Student Nurses Association (VSNA) 

This student club emphasizes health and nursing techniques, and promotes a strong sense of community service in La Crosse and surrounding areas.

Advisors: Jennifer Schmaltz, jmschmaltz@viterbo.edu; Julie Meyers, jjmeyers@viterbo.edu
President: Kelsi Rufenacht, krufen61428@viterbo.edu


Viterbo University Pride Club 

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

Advisors: Matthew Bersagel-Braley, mtbersagelbraley@viterbo.edu, Jodi Reider,  jmreider@viterbo.edu
President: Elizabeth Saltzman, esaltz71494@viterbo.edu