Student Club & Organization Descriptions
Here are our current active clubs and organizations with their current president listed. This list is updated once per semester. for the most up-to-date club information and contact information visit and login to the SLUdent Life Portal:
Full List: https://stlawu.presence.io/
President: Samuel T. Heikkinen
By developing and supporting chapters of a student-run mental health awareness, education, and advocacy group on campuses nationwide, the nonprofit organization works to increase students’ awareness of mental health issues, provide information and resources regarding mental health and mental illness, encourage students to seek help as soon as it is needed, and serve as liaison between students and the mental health community.
Through campus-wide events and national programs, Active Minds aims to remove the stigma that surrounds mental health issues, and create a comfortable environment for an open conversation about mental health issues on campuses nationwide.
President: Audrey A. DeBritz
To spread awareness about sexual assault and intimate partner violence and to provide support to survivors of sexual and domestic violence through our 24-hour helpline.
African Student Union
President: Shanice H. Arlow
Promotes awareness about Africa and African countries. We do not seek to exclude, but to include the campus on the workings of African culture and provide students who have been and are from African nations a place to share their experiences - and for others to hear them.
Alpha Phi Omega
President: Elle J. Gray
Alpha Tau Omega – Alpha Omicron Chapter
President: Mauricio Bustamante
American Chemical Society
President: Nicole C. Rosenburg
ACS is an organization that promotes unity and communication between students who are interested or who have declared science majors. We participate in multiple community activities and interact with professionals in various medical and scientific fields in order to guide inquiring students.
President: Molly E. Bushnell
To explore different applications and studies of Anthropology through cultural activities and field trips.
Asian Students Intercultural Association
President: Stanzin Idga
To promote diversity awareness of diversity in the St. Lawrence community and create a safe and welcoming environment for everyone regardless of their ethnicity.
Association for Campus Entertainment
President: Blair T. Champion
To bring consistent quality entertainment to St. Lawrence University.
Black Student Union
President: Brianna F. Duverge
Our mission is to create unification amongst students of color and the rest of the student body within the St. Lawrence community as well as their own community. We are committed to taking a proactive role in the development of positive awareness of Black culture and the development of strong student leadership. BSU upholds the responsibility to promote, advertise, educate, fundraise, and serve; ultimately providing a forum for all students to voice their differences, goals, and ideas.
President: Cassandra J. Kunert
President: Hogan J. Dwyer
We spread the word about carbon pricing on campus and empower SLU students to become politically active to support a price on carbon in New York State and beyond. We also lobby local representatives like Rep. Elise Stefanik to publicly endorse carbon pricing.
President: Montana R. McMahon
We are a student-run group that hopes to encourage school spirit at athletic events on campus.
President: Sarah E. Moon
To play chess in a welcoming and learning environment.
Chi Omega – Epsilon Kappa Chapter
President: Marina C. Thornbury
Chinese Students Association
President: Zihao Liu
We host several events which allow participants to have fun and meet new people. Some of our more well-known events include dim sum and game nights and the annual Lunar New Year Banquet. Join us to find out what CSA is all about!
President: Tyler K. Schmalz
Provide a fun and loving service to the community around Canton.
Class of 2019 Council
President: Isabella S. Winston
Class of 2021 Class Council
Co-presidents: Cooper D. McCrillis and George B. Doyle
Club of American Sign Language
President: Svetlana Kononenko
We seek to learn ASL in order to be able to communicate with members of our community who experience hearing difficulties or disabilities. The club is based on the idea of the importance of a diverse and inclusive community where an individual feels comfortable in using the most convenient forms and modes of communication (for example, sign language).
President: Elle J. Gray
President: Brian J. Suslow
We are providing an opportunity for students to play competitive hockey here on campus, but they do not want to hit. This is a coed team and is open to all.
Connecting Laurentians Around Wilderness
President: Aliya Brown
To create an inclusive outdoor community on campus that provides an introduction for newcomers and strengthens engagement for those already passionate.
Creative Writing Club
President: Nicholas Filannino
The club hopes to expand people's interest and passion for creative writing. It also hopes to increase student's confidence in their work and their abilities as young writers.
Crown Royalties Investment Club
President: Margar Harutyunyan
Our goal is to provide an educational environment for our members while making sound investment decisions in the allocation of our portfolio.
Co-presidents: Lindsay R. Lembo, Isabella C Purpora, Abbie R. Cooper, Sarina R. Wilson, Paige M. Currie, and Dana M. Congelosi
To provide a creative outlet for all students to participate in student choreographed pieces and perform them in front of the student body each semester.
President: Kirsten A. Werner
A group of students that share a love for dance and performance
Delta Delta Delta – Beta Chapter
President: Mary K. Gallagher
Co-presidents: Alaina M. Ring and Ruby A. Marden
We are working to divest 100% of St. Lawrence's endowment away from fossil fuels and help advance a campus-wide transition to renewable energy sources.
Environmental Action Organization
Co-presidents: Christine I. Circoran, Ella S. Nielson, Elsa A. Eckhardt, and Nicholas Filannino
To make St. Lawrence a truly sustainable place to live!
Figure Skating Club
President: Shelby N. Little
To provide a means of participating in the sport of figure skating, from the recreational level up through intercollegiate competition.
President: Nicholas P. Menghini
To offer students on campus a chance to get into video production and learn the technical aspect of filmmaking. We also go over the creative process behind each film. This offers students on campus an opportunity to work with others on campus who are interested in filmmaking.
Film Club runs tutorials on editing software and cinematography/camera techniques and skills. These tutorials are open to anyone on campus.
President: Aune H. Nuyttens
Provides St. Lawrence University students the opportunity to establish friendships and networks with their peers centered around the love and admiration of French and/or Francophone culture
Future Entrepreneurs of America
President: Cade D. Gleekel
We hope to take students ideas and talk them through to a point where they exist outside their head. The goal is to take an idea and critique it, adapt it, and develop it as if it were being implemented into the real world. This way we can gain skills in problem solving and planning that will provide a backbone to our grandious creativity.
President: Kari R. LaPierre
President: Jackeline Cortez
To give students a chance to explore the elegance and gracefulness of art expressed through various styles of dance from different cultures and bond over the love of dance and performance.
Habitat for Humanity
President: Brendan R. O’Neil
Raise awareness for housing crises worldwide, work in conjunction with local and national subsidiaries of Habitat International to take action/provide aid for the housing crisis, and get students and community members involved in the service efforts of Habitat for Humanity
Her Campus St. Law U
President: Katherine O. Leffel
We aim to make Her Campus a magazine that is accessible and helpful to all women on campus.
Humane Society Club
Co-presidents: Shania E. Muncil and Chelsea De Luca
Our goal is to raise money and awareness for the Potsdam Humane Society. We hope to have SLU students volunteer to give the animals some much needed human interaction. The staff are overworked and we could help with the day to day operations as well.
Islamic Culture Club
President: Iram Amin
Spread awareness of issues that minority groups, especially Muslims, face at St. Lawrence. ICC also wants to create safe space for minority students. ICC wants to break barriers to allow for understand and acceptance of each other as well as to promote compassion amongst each other.
Jewish Student Union
President: Jordan E. Eichhholz
Kappa Delta Sigma
President: Jenna Bailey
Kappa Kappa Gamma – Beta Beta Deuteron Chapter
President: Katherine A. Hargrave
President: Charles Sirotek
KSLU provides the St. Lawrence University's student body with the ability to broadcast and share their favorite music, passionate discussions, and funny dialogue with a larger audience. KSLU is proud to now offer student recording services
La Sociedad Hispana (The Hispanic Society)
President: Gabriella E. Diaz
Bringing Hispanic cultural awareness to the St. Lawrence University community through informational presentations, cultural self-expression through the arts, and historical and cultural celebrations with a fusion of time periods throughout Latin America and traditional styles.
Laurentian Paddle Sports
President: David C. Bain
The purpose of the Laurentian Paddle sports club is to be competitive in the collegiate division of canoe races.
President: Donovan K. Spaulding and Shannon Wolpiuk
To spread happiness, love, and balance to the campus and canton community through mindful workshops and events.
Male Athletes Against Sexual Violence
President: Kyle J. Kuty
Men in Color
President: Francisco A. Rodriguez
We seek to establish a permanent organization that will consist of an executive board and dedicated members. This group strives to plan reasonably and take immediate action in order to achieve the set goals of each semester. Some goals include: mentoring, volunteering, community service, advocating, and fundraising. We also strive to compose a successful Alumni Network that will assist its members at whatever cost with their post-graduation career and education plans. Select members of MIC will serve as members to underclassmen, first-years in particular. In a few years, those who attend(ed) St. Lawrence University will be able to look at this group as an example of progress in all fields.
Men’s Lacrosse (club)
President: Robert W. Phinney
Model Organization of American States
President: Andrea S. Ayala
The MOAS is for students of the Hemisphere It is a program designed to promote democratic values among the youth of the Hemisphere by familiarizing students, faculty and academic institutions of the Americas with the work of the OAS and its Member States, as well as with the Organization's role as the premier political forum in the Hemisphere. The MOAS is a simulation exercise where, through role-playing, the students represent the diplomats and political officials of the Member States of the OAS and follow parliamentary proceedings to debate and approve resolutions dealing with current issues on the Inter-American agenda. The Models foster the development of leadership skills in youth such as negotiation, team-work and problem solving.
The MOAS program seeks to reach out to as many students as possible through the organization of model assemblies in any of the OAS Member States. Each year approximately 1500 students and 100 teachers from throughout the Hemisphere participate in the various MOAS.
In addition, universities in the Hemisphere have developed a rich course curriculum based on the MOAS, to teach Inter-American issues, Multilateral/International Relations, Diplomacy, International Organizations, and the Inter-American System, among others, and to prepare students for participation in the MOAS.
President: Connor G. Giltz
Native American Student Alliance
President: Raven M. Larcom
To bring awareness and strengthen the Native American presence on campus.
Nordic Ski Club
President: Christine I. Corcoran
Omicron Delta Kappa
President: Floor Fiers
ONE Campus @ SLU
Co-presidents: Svetlana Kononenko and Floor Fiers
We hope to engage in creative advocacy campaigns that mobilize students, faculty, and alumni to support the smart international development programs that are saving lives and improving futures around the world. This might be through on campus campaigns, but also through advocacy work (e.g. contacting local politicians).
President: Ruben Z. Castren
We work to provide opportunities for outdoor enthusiasts!
President: Amanda Polloni
Our purpose is to create an outlet for students in order to reach out to upperclassmen with questions regarding class registration, major/minor interests, campus clubs/organizations, & transitioning into the St. Lawrence community. We hope to develop a student-run system where upperclassmen can act as liaisons between the students & faculty by directing incoming students in the proper direction in order to access certain resources, answer their questions, creating new relationships on campus.
Performing Arts Annex Club
President: Alexandra M. Perlow
We want to provide an outlet for expression - be it through music, humor, or literature. As of right now, Pub 56 has a tradition of hosting only events related to music. We are hoping to establish some events along the lines of slam poetry or stand-up comedy.
President: Nathaniel X. Boechat
Planned Parenthood Generation Action
President: Ella F. Charlesworth
The goal of PPGA is to engage and educate young adults and community members on women's rights and reproductive health, as well as build and maintain a diverse and inclusive environment.
PLEN Chapter at St. Lawrence
President: Kaylee M. Converse
Our PLEN Chapter has three purposes - 1. Recruit more women from campus to attend a PLEN seminar ; 2. Lead pre-seminar orientation sessions for students attending a PLEN seminar ; 3. Report best practices of PLEN outreach to your campus to PLEN HQ
Our PLEN Chapter collaborates with other groups on campus to promote women leadership.
Presidents: Parker T. Johnson and Tabitha Barr
To prepare students for dental or dental hygiene school and to educate and promote dental health on campus and in the surrounding community.
President: Trevor K Nesmith and Erica E. Byrne
The purpose of the Pre-Health Club SLU is to serve the interests of students pursuing careers in health at SLU.
President: Shyanna R Laubscher
We hope to establish a stronger support system for pre-veterinary students and help guide students toward success.
Project Pengyou SLU Chapter
Presidents: Yanfrei Mao and Zeijan Zhou
Serve as a platform between domestic and international students, with an emphasis on Chinese-US student relations. We want to create an environment where such students can build friendships with one another, fight xenophobia and promote collaboration, inclusion and mutual understanding in the greater St. Lawrence community.
Reading Buddies for St. Mary’s School
President: Alexandra R Oskam
Help children get excited about reading!
Captain: Caitlin Doocy
President: Madison M Shumacher
Weekly service with the Church and Community program, Bittersweet Farm, Boys and Girls Club, collaborative dinners and breakfast with Canton Rotary, October Rotaract Conference, Halloween Fun Fest, Sleepout for Homelessness Awareness and campus wide awareness days.
Sakai is used to communicate with members, email the president to be added to the sakai page.
St Lawrence River Alliance
President: Jessie M. Meyer
To protect and preserve the St. Lawrence River.
Seed to Table
President: Sarah J Dancer
Through seed to table we hope to increase knowledge on where our food comes from. We aim to provide dining services with as much local and organic produce as possible.
President: Christian J Eveleigh
We as a group hope to promote a capella music through our performances and brighten the minds of our peers.
Skeet and Trapshooting Club
President: Thomas K Talbot
The Skeet & Trapshooting Club's objective is to give students the opportunity to sharpen their patience, self control, and discipline in a safe and fun environment. Along with developing strong community ties.
President: Emma M. Putre
SLU Anime Club
President: Meredith R Gilman
Members use Anime as a way of understanding Japanese language, culture, and sometimes the directors behind certain films and their influences and/or statements on Japanese society. Of course, some just sit back and enjoy the show as well.
SLU Bass Fishing
President: Kyle J Kuty
For those who enjoy any and all kinds of fishing.
SLU Boxing Club
President: Gabriella E Diaz
We hope to accomplish a healthy physical and mental mindset through boxing.
SLU Club Golf
President: Alexander J Dunn
To play golf with slightly more structure and competition than just recreational golf, but still relaxed and fun
To improve our skills, and practice frequently in groups. On the St Lawrence University Appleton course, or the driving range, or the indoor golf simulator
SLU Club Tennis
President: Nathaniel X. Boechat
To play tennis casually and competitively.
President: Elina G Breton
SLU Euphrates Institute
President: Macalah P Pcolar
We are inspired by the Middle East as a cradle of civilization and the place where the global issues of security, energy, and religion and their impact are most concentrated.
We strive to practice the Golden Rule, locally and globally.
We believe the world is interconnected and interdependent.
We believe there is a solution to every global challenge.
We seek to humanize the Other.
We get beyond headlines of despair and highlight the good.
We agree with Albert Einstein’s sentiment that problems cannot be solved at the same level of thinking that created them.
SLU Health and Fitness Club
President: Chelsea De Luca
President: Stashania S Harris
To promote citizenship and active participation in society.
To learn about the ways of the U.S. Government, Constitution, and law.
To provide members with an understanding of how to pursue a career in law.
To debate and investigate important issues in our society.
SLU Nutrition Club
President: Eric R Teece
Our club hopes to bring together individuals with similar health goals and educate them on how to eat healthy in college dining halls, or wherever they may be.
President: John W DeVito
To promote fiscally conservative ideals, as well as campaign and fundraise. Debate current topics and hear from students on all sides of the political spectrum
Presidents: Rachel A Loyst and Brian L Suslow
Explore the underwater world safely, gain useful skills and earn various levels of your SCUBA certification.
SLU Squash Club
President: Kyler S Cubbage
SLU Table Tennis
President: August R Vitzthum
This club is meant to promote table tennis beyond casual play at St. Lawrence University.
President: Sohel Rana
1. Staff Appreciation Night
2. Cross-cultural immersion
3. Arts Education
4. Community Services
5. Let’s Fight Hunger (future plans)
Society of Physics Students
President: Emma L Kitchner
Our Club hopes to explore physics through a different lens than a typical physics class and have fun while doing so.
President: Colin W Crosby
Spectrum is a group whose mission is facilitating a stronger LGBTQ community on St. Lawrence’s Campus that works towards having a safe, inclusive, and informed campus for all people. This group hopes to provide space for people to share their views, ask questions, and find resources. These resources include pamphlets, books, web information, and a sense of community to provide support. Activism is also a major component of any social justice group or organization. For Spectrum this means raising awareness around LGBTQ people and issues, joining other social movements in solidarity with their cause, and representing those who historically have had their voices silenced. Spectrum is a place for all people regardless of age, class, race, ethnicity, nationality, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, religion, or spirituality.
President: Charlotte E Barry
We hope to recruit new members and become a successful SpoonU chapter
Saint Lawrence University Agape
President: Kalani S Zehr
SLU Club Soccer
Presidents: August R Vitzthum and Conrad L Sloand
To improve the ability of individual members through focus on fundamentals, fitness, and cooperative play.To create a fun and competitive soccer environment for non-varsity members.To cultivate amicable relationships with fellow peers and other college communities through competitive play.
SLU Club Running
President: Landon C Urzetta
The purpose of this club is to get together with other people and go for runs, stretch, do running focused strengthening exercises, and discuss healthy living. This club is for students of all running abilities and has a flexible schedule for club members.
SLU Club Volleyball
President: Grace Harkins
SLU Hunting and Fishing Club
President: Stoddard K Rowley
Bring together supporters of the outdoors to share knowledge, stories, and go on hunting and fishing trips.
SLU Men’s Rugby Club
President: Hunter T Scott
Our mission is to conduct safe and competitive participation in the sport of rugby at St. Lawrence University. At the same time, we hope to help our players develop character, to promote excellence on and off the field and to foster a sense of community amongst our teammates. We also hope to foster a strong relationship with the St. Lawrence community. Finally, we hope to provide a positive experience for our members.
SLU Women’s Rugby Club
President: Anna M Castilleja
Our mission is to conduct fun, safe, and competitive participation in the game of rugby for new and former players.
We hope to provide a supportive environment for all members, promote excellence in academics, have a strong involvement with the community, and develop the values of World Rugby in our players.
Above all, we hope to provide a positive experience that members will be able to recall for the rest of their life.
Stand By Me
President: Ryan J Carson
The purposes of the organization is to serve as:
1. A group of students who are dedicated to informing members of the St. Lawrence community on how to be an active bystander.
2. Dedicated to creating a safer campus environment for all members of the SLU community.
3. Give performances and presentations around campus during important events like orientation, Teal Week/Purple Week, and at club/sports meetings.
4. Continue to focus on working with other organizations on campus with similar missions to enhance awareness within the campus community.
5. Maintain a positive role in the St. Lawrence community.
Student-Athlete Advisory Committee
President: Jessica L Potter
Swing Dance Club
Presidents: Nicole E Panek, Paige M Currie, Scott M Garrison
To teach swing dance and keep the style going even in the North Country.
Table Top Games Club
President: Quinlan P Ashmore
Presidents: Josephine Brown and Maria Denisse Jimenez Malespin
Establish an annual TEDx link between students and administration on the creation of the event.
President: Cheyenne K McQuian
The Barista hopes to bring people together with the common interest of sober living. This club also hopes to promote a healthier lifestyle and party choices. St Lawrence is a wonderful campus, and this club hopes to keep it that way. If you support a sober lifestyle or even support safe drinking, this is the place to be.
The Campus Kitchen at SLU
President: Alison M Pilcher
-Strengthen Bodies by using existing resources to meet hunger and nutritional needs in our community;
-Empower Minds by providing leadership and service learning opportunities to students, and educational benefits to adults, seniors, children, and families in need
-Build Communities by fostering a new generation of community-minded adults through resourceful and mutually beneficial partnerships among students, social service agencies, businesses and schools.
The Finer Things Cheese and Turophile Society
President: Kylie B Clancey
We of the Finer Things Cheese and Turophile Society seek to promote community both on and off campus, good conversation both about things that matter and things that don't, food justice and local artisan farm products, as well as good food, live music and all the things we too frequently miss in our hurried campus lives.
The Gridiron (Yearbook)
President: Sydney S Mitchell
President: Guinevere R Gilman
The Hub is an open community for those with a common interest in alternative or “nerd” based culture, as well as those interested and willing to learn more. As a club, we host a variety of events with the goal of bringing together St. Lawrence students and the greater Canton community. The Hub supports various tastes and interests that span the breadth of technological and socially dictated “nerd” culture. In doing this, we create a comfortable and supportive community as an alternative to the mainstream dormitory lifestyle. This year, The Hub was able to reach out into the Canton community through a variety of events including a Haunted House and a Gaming Tournament. In the next year, The Hub strives to increase its presence on the St. Lawrence campus and Canton community as well as network with other local colleges. The Hub was able to attend an event at Clarkson this year, and we hope to make it a more frequent occurrence. Within the next two years, The Hub hopes to move onto greater and larger projects to further support the community and increase our publicity. Through our events, we would like to provide our members opportunities to express their passions and for other members of the campus community to learn more about "nerd" culture, breaking their preconceived notions.
The Laurentian Magazine
President: Robert W Burke
The Newman Club
President: Sarah N Campbell
To foster the Catholic faith among local college students through service, fellowship, and spiritual opportunities.
The Underground Journal
President: Josephine F Brown
Presidents: Margaret-Theresa K Ingraham and Blake M Small
1) To perform and practice outstanding a Capella music for the enjoyment of the group, the St. Lawrence University community and the Canton community
2) To provide an outlet for musically inclined students to perform without the necessity of music theory knowledge
3) To enhance the music knowledge of the members of the group
4) To be performing ambassadors for the university
5) To offer the opportunity to people of all genders to sing a Capella together
Ultimate Frisbee Club (Ruckus Bus)
Presidents: Nicholas R Lynn and Matthew S Bitzer
Women's Bible Study
President: Elyssa K Connolly
Women's Bible Study hopes to foster a close-knit community of women who will encourage each other spiritually on campus.
Women’s Hockey Club
President: Eliza B Potter
Wood Carving Club
President: Erin E Fitzgerald
To teach basic woodcarving skills and spark an interest in the craft or just give people the chance to try a new hobby. We hope to foster a relaxing and creative atmosphere in a unique north country way!
World of Change St Lawrence
President: Frederic E Short
World of Change: St. Lawrence educates students on the socioeconomic hardships faced throughout St. Lawrence Country while giving them the opportunity to give back. We strive to make philanthropy accessible to everyone on campus by donating 100% of the funds we raise and providing weekly volunteer opportunities at GardenShare, Boys and Girls Club of Ogdensburg, Canton Head Start, and various other organizations.
Young Americans For Liberty
President: Spencer M Carr
The mission of Young Americans for Liberty (YAL) is to identify, educate, train, and mobilize youth activists committed to "winning on principle." Our goal is to cast the leaders of tomorrow and reclaim the policies, candidates, and direction of our government.