Student Organizations at LSSU

Student Assembly and Student Organizations

Are you interested in getting involved on campus? Look no further than the many clubs and organizations that are available for you to join! Don’t see a group that appeals to you? It’s easy to start your own! For more information on any of the existing clubs or how to start your own organization, feel free to stop by the Campus Life Office, 125 Cisler Center, or call Student Activities at (906) 635-2236.

Looking to start a new organization? Please visit the Campus Life Office to find out how or check out the forms link for more information.

As always any questions please contact the Campus Life Office at

Student Assembly

The Student Assembly at Lake Superior State University is comprised of all students at Lake Superior State University.  There are seven branches of the Assembly, each with their own purpose.  The following is a description of each branch.

Activities Board - The Activities Board is in charge of planning campus events, such as concerts, comedians, Laker Week, and Winter Carnival, and any other fun events you can think of! Activities Board is open to all students and is always looking for new help and ideas.  Contact Activities Board at 906-635-2756 or for more information. Find us on Facebook - search LSSU Activities Board

President: Aubrey Ekblad
Advisor: Sharmay Wood

Inter-Greek Council - Inter-Greek Council (IGC) is the governing board for the LSSU social fraternities and sororities.  Board positions are elected from within the membership of the Greek system. See below for current Greek chapters. Contact IGC at 906-635-2097.

President: Kathrine Hotrum
Advisor: Dave McColl

Judiciary Board - Judiciary Board is composed of five student justices that are appointed by Student Government to deal with any conflicts within the student assembly. Contact the Judiciary Board at 906-635-2180 or The Judiciary Board mediates, adjudicates, and rules on Student Assembly and constitutional issues. The Judiciary Board consists of Justices chosen from the students of LSSU, and represents the highest level of judicial review within the LSSU Student Assembly.

President: Joshua Root
Advisor: Melissa Shaffer-O'Connell

Presidents' Council - Presidents’ Council is the student governance board responsible for funding student organizations and encouraging collaboration and cooperation among groups.  This board is comprised of presidents (or representatives) of every recognized club at LSSU.  Contact Presidents’ Council at 906-635-2196 or

President: Donovan Green
Advisor: Nicholas Harrington

Student Government - Student Government is an open forum for all students.  The board is comprised of 17 members – one president, four secretaries, and twelve representatives, all of whom are elected by the general student body, as well as an Operational Manager who is appointed by the President.  Contact Student Government at 906-635-2550 or for more information.

President: Douglas Jones
Advisor: Ken Peress

The Compass - The Compass is Lake Superior State University’s student-run newspaper.  Distributed each week during the academic year, The Compass is written, edited, and produced by students.  For more information, contact The Compass at 906-635-2551 or

President: Asher Stephenson
Advisor: Scott Korb

WLSO Radio Station - Broadcasting at 90.1 on the FM dial WLSO is LSSU’s campus radio station operated by LSSU students. WLSO studios are now located in the lower level of the Cisler Student Center (Rm 105). The studio consists of management offices, a recording booth, and the on-air broadcast studio. WLSO is a 100 watt station with approximately an 8 mile broadcasting radius. Although WLSO can be heard worldwide via The station broadcasts 24 hours a day, 7 days a week year-round. WLSO runs on automation whenever there is no live show in the studio; this usually occurs at night and over breaks. For more information, contact WLSO at 906-635-2107 or

President: John Orttenburger
Advisor: Joe Loomis

Student Organizations

Academic Organizations

Accounting Club - To assist students with career development, networking, certification preparation, career resumes as well as to create accounting awareness. Also to create an accounting conference for local area CPA to receive their yearly continuing education. 

President: Justin Pollard
Advisor: Jodi Hunter

American Society of Mechanical Engineers - Familiarize students with relevant standards and research resources. Promote teamwork across many engineering disciplines. Encourage creative imaginary ways of design and problem solving. Represent Lake Superior State University and the education that we have received.

President: Steven Morehouse
Advisor: Jaskirat Sodhi and Alexandru Herescu

Astronomy Club - To explore and share with the community the wonders of our universe through space related activities, including observing, model rocketry and planetarium shows.

President: Robert Swain
Advisor: Mary St. Antoine

Chemistry and Environmental Sciences Club - The chemistry club gives those interested in chemistry and the environmental sciences the chance to meet each other to plan activities related to our field and promote professional development.

President: Rebecca Schewe
Advisor: Dereck Wright

Criminal Justice Fire Science Alliance (CJFSA) - CJFSA is a group of criminal justice and fire science majors and minors that gets together to build relationships with the professional world.

President: Donovan Green
Advisor: Kevin Egan

enactus (formally SIFE) - We are 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. 

President: Madelynn Farkas
Advisor: Brian Zinser

English Club - The English Club is for students of any major who are interested in literature or creative writing. The club publishes the student journal, Snowdrifts and sponsors writing retreats, speakers, and events. 

President: Whitney Robinson
Advisor: Janice Repka and Jillena Rose

Exercise Science - Students from the Exercise Science program explore career opportunities and participate in career related activities. To develop activities/events to promote health and fitness around the campus and the community, including fundraising for other organizations/charities. 

President: Megan Sundstrom
Advisor: Jody Susi

Fisheries and Wildlife Club - This club strives to give students an opportunity to gain field experience in fisheries and wildlife. This club works on networking at large conferences, hands on experience for students and opportunities to work with upper classmen and other wildlife organizations.

President: Garret Price
Advisor: Ashley Moerke

Geographic Informational Sciences Club (GIS) - Assist students in the practices of the GIS class, promote the use of GIS in different fields such as environmental management, criminal justice, wildlife management, promote interactions between students, alumni and professionals.

President: Unai Miguel Andres
Advisor: Andrea Munoz-Hernandez

Geology Club - This group is for geology majors and minors, or anyone who is interested in geology.Every year this group takes a trip west to study geological formations.

President: Brady Reynolds
Advisor: Paul Kelso

Institute for Electrical Electronic Engineers (IEEE) - IEEE works with engineering students and the professional engineering world to build relationships and create fun and exciting projects. We are focused on Computer and Electrical Engineering projects but welcome students of all majors to learn about technology. 

President: Jacob Clark
Advisor: Andrew Jones

Investment Club - Students involved in this organization learn about the field of investment through trading and investing in an open market. 

President: Nathan Stump
Advisor: Gerald Root

Kappa Delta Pi - The purpose of Alpha Zeta Eta, chapter of Kappa Delta Pi, is to establish a community of current and future educators who will promote excellence in education for the benefit of our students.

President: April Yates
Advisor: Barbara Light

Lake State Remote Control (LSRC) - To offer a fellowship outlet for like-minded hobbyists to share knowledge, provide opportunity for development, and work together to raise awareness for the growing interest in radio controlled vehicles.

President: David Saitose
Advisor: Dr. Jaskirat Sodhi

Microbiology Club - To promote appreciation of microorganisms and the people who study them. To provide a forum for LSSU students to explore careers in microbiology, experience and communicate microbiological research, network with professionals in the field, and have fun learning about microbiology.

President: Chelsea Theisen
Advisor: Dr. Martha Hutchens

Psychology Club -Psychology Club provides an opportunity for undergraduates interested in psychology to go beyond the classroom and experience psychology in the community. Our purpose is to supply information, support, opportunities and resources to our members that will enhance their academic career. We help members prepare for graduate school admission or the work force in a variety of ways. We work to provide opportunities in volunteer work, research with faculty, informational meetings and discussions and social events. Through these, we strive to introduce our members and interested persons to the broad variety of disciplines in psychology as a science.

President: Crystal Drake
Advisor: Kristina Olson-Pupek

Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) -The SAE Collegiate Design Chapter at LSSU builds, maintains, and races karts built for the SAE Baja series. Below is the description of the Baja series from the SAE Students site. "Baja SAE® consists of competitions that simulate real-world engineering design projects and their related challenges. Engineering students are tasked to design and build an off-road vehicle that will survive the severe punishment of rough terrain. The object of the competition is to provide SAE student members with a challenging project that involves the design, planning and manufacturing tasks found when introducing a new product to the consumer industrial market. Teams compete against one another to have their design accepted for manufacture by a fictitious firm. Students must function as a team to not only design, build, test, promote, and race a vehicle within the limits of the rules, but also to generate financial support for their project and manage their educational priorities. All vehicles are powered by a ten-horsepower Intek Model 20 engine donated by Briggs & Stratton Corporation. For over twenty-five years, the generosity of Briggs & Stratton has enabled SAE to provide each team with a dependable engine free of charge. Use of the same engine by all the teams creates a more challenging engineering design test." 

President: Nathan Fishel
Advisor: Jon Coullard

Society of Women Engineers (SWE) - We are a group for women engineers of any field. Come out and see what we have to offer! Not only do we support women in engineering but in any technical field at all where women are less common. If you agree come see what we are about!

President: Samantha Lies
Advisor: Collette Coullard

Student Athletic Training Association (SATA) - The Student Athletic Training Association (SATA) is a club made up of Athletic Training majors. The club has been successful in growing each year. Our goal is to get the major of athletic training known and help others understand what being an athletic trainer means. Every year we participate in a variety of volunteer work including the Special Olympics Michigan Winter Games in Traverse City. This year we are also in charge of planning for the Relay For Life at LSSU and we are planning to make it a good one! Last year we received first place at the quiz bowl in the state of Michigan (out of all of the schools that attended the annual Michigan Athletic Trainer's Society conference) and second place in the entire Great Lakes region when we competed in Chicago last March. We are a very active growing group, so check out our profile and pictures and see what we are all about!. 

President: Rachel Morairty
Advisor: Joe Susi

Students for a Sustainable Lake State - “The Mission of the Students for a Sustainable Lake State is to be the students voice in assisting Lake Superior State University in becoming environmentally sustainable, through education, active engagement, and outreach. Our hope is that Lake Superior State University’s students, faculty, administration, and Sault Ste. Marie community will actively participate so Lake Superior State University can become established as an environmentally sustainable institute of higher education leader.” 

President: Kacie Ferguson
Advisor: Gregory Zimmerman

Club Sports

Kuk Sool Won - The development of Kuk Sool Won™ is a significant event in the history of Korean martial art, because it represents a systematic study of the entire range of traditional Korean martial arts. In order to understand the significance and the complexity of Kuk Sool Won™, it is important to differentiate between a style of Martial Art and a system of Martial Art styles. Tae Kwon Do, Shotokan, Judo, Tang Soo Do, Aikido, Hapkido, and so on are all different martial art styles. Kuk Sool Won™, on the other hand, is not really a style of martial art at all, but is instead a highly scientific, comprehensive martial art system. This means that Kuk Sool Won™ is not limited to a particular style of martial art, but instead incorporates the entire Korean martial art spectrum dating from ancient times to the present. It includes many Martial Art styles within its scope. 

President: Dena Bliss
Advisor: Roberta Ignatowski

LSSU Cycling and Triathlon - This is a club that promotes cycling at any level. Either you ride a few times a year or everyday, this club is open to anyone who is interested in bicycle riding. We are a new club to this campus and as a club we are in the process of growing and creating events that will benefit this campus and community. This club is NOT A RACE TEAM!!!!

President: Jonathen Studer
Advisor: Stephen Eles

Men's Hockey Club - A club for all men to play hockey, all skill levels welcome. Go Lakers!!

President: Nico Talentino
Advisor: James Schaefer

Water Polo Club - To participate in the sport of water polo and to have fun learning the game.

President: Kyrstin Sheridan
Advisor: Ken Hopper

Women's Hockey Club - A club for all women to play hockey, all skill levels welcome. Go Lakers!!

President: Vanessa Foerch
Advisor: James Schaefer

Yoga Club - Yoga Club is a student run group that meets once a week to take some time out of our busy lives to refocus on our inner self by practicing meditation and stretching techniques. All levels are welcome, but we primarily focus on beginning to intermediate levels of practice. 

President: Gislaine Peters
Advisor: Lee Carlson

Fine Arts Organizations

Comedy Sportz College Team - A fun, fast-paced comedy show that's great for the whole family and great for groups of all types. It's improvisational comedy played as a sport and the audience votes for a winner.

President: Kelby Anderson
Advisor: Jen Hunter

Dance Company - Strives to bring excellence in dance/fine arts performances to LSSU and surrounding communities.  We bring the art of dance to students of all abilities and interest levels.  

President: Katherine Drockton
Advisor: Deborah Choszczyk

Pep Band - Got Pep? Know how to play an instrument?  Want to get in to Laker Hockey games for free?   Then the LSSU Pep band wants you!  All instruments are welcome.  Come out and help the band build its base and get the crowd pumped up! 

President: Susan Kirkman
Advisor: Gary Balfantz

Greek Organizations 

Alpha Kappa Chi - A local sorority founded in 1978. Since 1978, over 300 sisters have been intiatied. Their philanthropies include the Diane Peppler Resource Center, Cystic Fibrosis, Epilepsy, and Diabetes. The sisters are known for their yearly teater totter thon. 

President: Emma Nehan
Advisor: Gerald Root

Alpha Theta Omega - A local sorority founded in 1997. The sisters of Alpha Theta Omega are dedicated to improving the local community and their sisterhood. The sisters are known also for their involvement locally and nationally with Breast Cancer Awareness. 

President: Andrea Killips
Advisor: Valerie Phillips

Beta Nu Xi - This chapter was recognized by the Inter Greek Council in the fall of 2009. The local fraternity supports the Sexual Violence Prevention Team as well as Testicular Cancer Awareness.

President: Tyler Theno
Advisor: Eric Gadzinski

Gamma Lambda Psi - The mission of Gamma Lambda Psi shall be: to stimulate the ambition of its members; to prepare them for the greatest usefulness in the causes of respect, discipline, community, loyalty and teamwork; to encourage the highest and noblest form of manhood; and to learn from our struggles and from the struggles of others to achieve the highest level of social, economic and intellectual status for our future endeavors.

President: Humberto Raya
Advisor: Joseph Loomis

Rho Chi Omega - The newest sorority on campus, the chapter was recognized by the Inter Greek Council in the spring of 2009. The sisters of Rho Chi Omega are dedicated to personal integrity, academic success, community service, and leadership development.

President: Lacey Johnson
Advisor: Tracey MacQuarrie

Sigma Lambda Sigma - A local sorority founded in 1994 with an emphasis on service. The sisterhood stands for service, leadership, and sisterhood. The sisters are known in the community for their yearly box sit outside of Glens! 

Advisor: Beth Hronek

Tau Kappa Epsilon - The Rho-Theta Chapter of international fraternity was founded in March of 1987. The fraternity values scholarship, character, leadership, teamwork, service and brotherhood. The TKEs of Lake State are known for their yearly tub push. 

President: Cameron Penny
Advisor: James Zukowski

Outdoor Organizations

Ducks Unlimited - Students involved in this organization are dedicated to wetland conservation. Our club concentrates on wetland preservation on a local and national level.  We also preserve and learn more about waterfowl. 

President: Jake Crawford
Advisor: Jason Garvon and Tom Pink

Lake Superior State University Bass Club - The primary purpose of the club shall be to encourage camaraderie, sportsmanship, integrity, conservation, and development of the skills and knowledge needed to be successful anglers by competing with other schools in B.A.S.S. FLW College Fishing tournaments and other fishing tournaments on a local and regional basis.

President: Nate Sleight
Advisor: Joe Loomis

Outdoor Adventure Club - This club is for anyone that wants to get out of their residence hall, get off campus, and just have fun! 

President: Luke Hoover
Advisor: Steve Johnson

Political Organizations

College Democrats of America - Share ideas and promote the Democratic Party. Students interested in the United States Democratic party by being involved in community service, campaigning and fundraising. 

President: Derric Knight
Advisor: Peter Donofrio III

College Republicans -This group shares and promotes the ideas pertaining to the Republican Party. 

President: Kalie Tyree
Advisor: Richard Crandall

Political Science Club - We are a non-partisan student political group who try to promote political activism and awareness at LSSU. 

President: Rose Scheid
Advisor: Gary Johnson

Professional Organizations

Lake State Student Nurses Association (LSSNA) -A professional nurses organization that works to promote the image of nursing through community activities such as blood drives, relay for life and volunteerism. They also participate in fun activities such as an annual Christmas party and state conventions.Our mission statement is "To support and advocate for the further growth and development of Lake State Student Nurses, preparing students to become responsible, accountable, and professional future nurse leaders; as well as to strive to improve the community as a whole through active involvement.” 

President: Stephanie Bishop
Advisor: Jaimee Gerrie

Pre-Professional Society - For pre-health majors who are interested in networking with other students and professionals. We focus on: MCAT/DAT/PCAT/OAT Test Prep and Tips, Job Shadowing Opportunities, Professional School Visits, Volunteer Opportunities, Application Seminars, Guest Speakers, Fund Raising, …& Everything Else You Need To Reach Your Career Goals. 

President: Tarah Eitrem
Advisor: Nancy Kirkpatrick

Professional Student Recreation Association (Rec Club) - To promote student involvement in recreation activities.  To fundraise for events and to serve the community by providing recreation oriented opportunities. 

President: Tyler Pattullo
Advisor: Sally Childs

Society for Human Resource Management Student Chapter at LSSU - We are here to provide the students and faculty of LSSU the opportunity to gain knowledge and insight into the effective management of human capital in the field of human resources.

President: Kevin Valley
Advisor: Linda Schmitigal

Society of Conservation Biology of the Upper Peninsula - The SCB of the UP promotes conservation awareness through education and community involvement. By utilizing the combined efforts of various disciplines, we work toward establishing a thrivable future.

President: Renee Schlak
Advisor: Sheri Glowinski

Student Honors Organization - The Honors Program seeks to create a community of scholars characterized by strong student and faculty interaction, creativity and enhanced learning opportunities. This community fosters an approach to education that incorporates the qualities of self-directed learning, a positive response to demanding work, and an appreciation of knowledge for its own sake. 

President: Michael Krueger and Haley Tasiemski
Advisor: Jason Swedene

Religious Organizations

Anchor House - We are an interdenominational Christian campus group at LSSU. We seek to bring the Gospel to the campus, grow in our faith, and build one another up in our faith. We are a part of InterVarsity Christian Fellowship USA. See what we believe at 

President: Coleson Wrege
Advisor: Nancy Kirkpatrick

Catholic Newman Center - Catholic Campus ministry is available at LSSU. The Catholic Newman Center is devoted to the spiritual, social and educational growth of the students at Lake Superior State University.Our commitment is to uphold the teachings of the Holy Catholic Church, encourage others to deepen their own personal spirituality, and to participate in outreach in the form of community service and continual campus outreach. 

President: Elizabeth Schlaud
Advisor: Jillena Rose

Fellowship of Christian Athletes - To present to coaches and athletes, and all whom they influence, the challenge and adventure of receiving Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord, serving Him in their relationships and in the fellowship of the church.

President: Cody Carena
Advisor: Kris Veverka

His House Christian Fellowship - This group is a Christian ministry for the campus community. We are a body of believers that work together to minister to students, and to help those who want to serve and minster to others. His House exists to help lead students in a growing relationship with Jesus Christ. Encourage students to step up as leaders in the ministry and in their personal lives. Also to help students make their faith real and relevant. 

President: Paige Cunningham
Advisor: Marshall Werner

Saint Barnabas Lutheran Church - Missouri Synod - It is our goal to provide an opportunity for other students to understand and participate in an on campus LCMS Bible study.

President: Garret Price
Advisor: Russell Searight

Special Interest Organizations

Allied Wizengamot of Magically Inclined Muggels (Harry Potter Club) - The overall goal of this club is to create an environment where Lake State students who love Harry Potter can come together and share their love for the magical world as described by J.K. Rowling.

President: Erik Glidden
Advisor: James Moody

Alpha Phi Omega - A national co-ed service fraternity founded at Lake Superior State University in 2007. Alpha Phi Omega is nationally known for dedication to leadership, friendship, and service. Locally, the chapter works closely with the Boy Scouts of America. 

President: Collin Gibisas
Advisor: Daretha Yeadon

Anime Club - This group shares a common interest in Japanese animation. To provide a welcoming environment for those who enjoy anime and/or mange together.

President: Miranda Emaus
Advisor: James Moody

College Positive Volunteerism - College Positive Volunteerism is a volunteer organization at Lake Superior State University. This club works with the Volunteer Center (V!LSSU) located in the Student Organization Center (Cisler 100).

President: Matthew Johnson
Advisor: Shelley Wooley and David DeVillier

Colleges Against Cancer - The American Cancer Society Cancer Against Colleges is a nationwide collaboration of college students, faculty, and staff dedicated to saving lives from cancer by initiating and supporting programs of the American Cancer Society in college communities.

President: Rachel Morairty
Advisor: Joe Susi

Comic Book/Manga Enthusiast - Our purpose is to encourage thoughtful, enjoyable, and educational discussion on the subject of comic books, both international and domestic, and their subject matter, evolution, iterations, creation, and popular culture surrounding them.

President: Shell Stacey and Audrianna Anderson
Advisor: Chad Barbour

Doctor Who Club - To experience Doctor Who in a setting that allows one to engage in debate or conversation and inform others on the theories and attributes of Doctor Who.

President: Jon Mardyla
Advisor: Kathleen Kalata

Gay, Lesbian, Straight Alliance (GLSA) - To educate, advocate and create a supporting environment for gay, lesbian, bisexual, questioning, transgendered and straight allies. 

President: Unai Miguel Andres
Advisor: Kimberly Muller

Student Alumni Involved for Lake State (SAILS) - SAILS is a student organization whose number one goal is to make LSSU a better place to live and learn!  We work closely with the President’s Office, Alumni Office, the LSSU Foundation, the Admissions Office and more. We sponsor more than 20 events and activities and participate in many more, as well as volunteering more than hundreds of hours to LSSU.

President: Alex Zimmerman
Advisor: Susan Fitzpatrick

Student Veteran Association of Lake State - Help Veterans transition back into the civilian world by engaging in group activities, and providing an military family. "From now on until the end of the world, we and it shall be remembered. We few, we Band of Brothers. For he who sheds his blood with we shall be my brother."

President: Sean Mugerian
Advisor: Shawna Mauldin

Students for Concealed Carry - The purpose of the SCC organization shall be to provide the students of Lake Superior State University information regarding concealed carry on campus, to dispel common myths about firearms, and to provide education about safety and defensive thinking. 

President: Rusty Richardson
Advisor: Cathy Smith

Students for Life - Students For Life is an on campus pro-life group. We do various activities including helping our local care-net pregnancy center to going to the march for life in Washington D.C with many other social and volunteer activities as well. 

President: Michael Gordon
Advisor: Jason Swedene

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