With more than 70 clubs and organizations to be a part of, there’s surely a group for whatever floats your boat. (Well, there’s no boating club. But you could be the one who starts one.) Some of our most popular student groups are:
Activities Management Program (AMP)
If there’s a fun event happening at the Mount, you can bet the Activities Management Program planned it. This student-run group organizes more than 150 events each school year—from booking national bands and promoting the shows, to setting everything up and tearing it all down. Thanks to their hard work, that’s almost an event a night, meaning you’ll have to work very hard to run out of things to do here.
The best kind of personal growth happens 30 feet in the air. Or on a standup paddle board. Or in a cave. Outdoor Adventures utilizes the Mount’s unique environment to help students learn to lead others through obstacle courses, leadership programs, and trips and expeditions.
Wherever you are when it comes to faith and spirituality, the goal of the Center for Campus Ministry is to help you take a step forward in your journey. With over 20 clubs and 60 student leaders, it’s one of the largest student life groups on campus, giving you a supportive community and countless ways to discover your relationship with faith and with others.
Office of Social Justice
Some students choose to take the Mount’s focus on service to others one step further by getting involved in the Office of Social Justice. Through local, domestic and international service experiences, participants strengthen their hearts, minds, and communities. But it’s more than visiting soup kitchens or building houses on a Saturday—it’s encountering poverty and injustice and working toward real change in the world.
Student Government Association
The Student Government Association is your opportunity to be a leader in making Mount St. Mary’s the best it can be. SGA is run by students—and for students—to improve campus, keep university policies fair, and fund student organizations. They’re also the brains behind Emmit S. Burg, our campus mascot. Emmit made ESPN’s 2015 list of the top 10 most intimidating mascots, but once you get to know him at games, you’ll find he’s an old softie.
Center for Student Diversity
No matter your personal story, the Center for Student Diversity is an inclusive on-campus family where you are encouraged to share and celebrate your heritage. Each of the Center’s student leadership groups holds at least two events a semester, like the ever-popular fashion show hosted each year by the Black Student Union.