Diversity requires not only student voices, but student leadership in organizing. The
following student associations meet on a regular basis throughout the academic year to
host their own events, support their members’ success at the college and educate others
about their cultural identities. Full funding support for these associations comes from
the Student Senate.
African American Association – To U.N.I.T.E (Unified Nationalities Inspiring
Through Encouragement) all students and staff. Creating a place where all are
welcome and to promote diversity on campus.
All Nations Student Association – All Nations Student Association’s mission is
to provide cultural support for current and future Saint Paul College students of
Native American/American Indian descent. ANSA’s purpose is to bring recognition
and awareness of culture and heritage of different tribes to Saint Paul College.
While working with and on behalf of other students and student associations on
campus, we will strive to keep this campus unified with a diverse atmosphere.
Counter Culture Christian Club – The goal of this club is to foster a community
on campus in which Christians can gather to share and explore their faith.
This club is not exclusive. We readily welcome the presence and input of ALL
people - Christians, Non-Christians, and seekers alike.
El Futuro – The focus of El Futuro is to encourage, enhance and guide current students
in completing and striving for goals they have set or will set for themselves, especially
for students who speak English as their second language or who may have come from a
Latin American country, or who identify as Latino. El Futuro also sheds light on Latin
American customs and our heritage for non-Latino members and Latino members.
Ethiopian Student Association – The main focus is to work together to promote
Ethiopian culture as well as to share our knowledge with each other. The Ethiopian
Student Association participates in different activities to improve Saint Paul College
learning environment and promote diversity.
Muslim Student Association – The Muslim Student Association’s purpose is to
unite Muslim and non-Muslim students at Saint Paul College and to provide
students with a safe and comfortable environment in which they can develop an
understanding of Islam, its teachings, and the diverse cultures of the Muslim world.
PRISM Campus Alliance (PRISM) – PRISM stands for People with Pride
Respecting Individuality and Sexuality through Mentoring. PRISM works to
combat mistreatment and misconceptions of gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender
(GLBT) individuals and their allies; raises awareness among students, faculty, and
staff; improves visibility and provides support of GLBT individuals and their allies
in the campus community.
Somali Student Association – The mission of the Somali Student Association is to
promote and educate about Somali culture and to support Somali students at
Saint Paul College.
Students in Recovery – Students in Recovery is an anonymous group that extends
the hand of fellowship to those with addictions and compulsive behaviors. This
group is provided for and run by students at Saint Paul College. Students with
problems of alcoholism, addiction, gambling, and other compulsive behaviors are
welcome at this meeting. Meetings are run by students for students. No college staff
or faculty are present. For meeting time and location, please email Clinton Heino at
The following student associations provide students the opportunity to gain leadership
skills based on specific career or personal interests. Full funding support for these
associations comes from the Student Senate.
Association of Computing Machinery – The Saint Paul College chapter of
the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) purpose is to promote and
increase knowledge and interest in the science, design, development, construction,
languages, management and applications of modern computing.
American Sign Language Interpreters Association – The mission of the ASL
Interpreting Association is to enhance the learning experience of all ASL students,
interpreting students and Deaf peoples regardless of their background in ASL to
help spread deaf awareness to Saint Paul College. The club will also provide social
opportunities to interact with members of the Deaf community to improve one’s
level of sign language skills and cultivate appreciation and deep respect for Deaf
culture. This association is open to all students who are interested in learning about
American Sign Language and Deaf culture.
Environmental Action Society – The Environmental Action Society’s purpose is to
create awareness of our environmental impact and offer education on how to help
mitigate these effects.
Kappa Beta Delta – Alpha Beta Gamma Chapter - Kappa Beta Delta is an academic
honor society for business majors at Saint Paul College. Eligible members will
automatically receive an invitation to join KBD either in September or January
via their Saint Paul College email account. There is a one-time membership fee of
$40. Eligibility includes (but is not limited to) being enrolled in one of 60 business
majors at the college, having completed at least 15 college-level credits, with 6
credits in their major, and having a GPA of 3.2 or higher.
Phi Theta Kappa – Beta Xi Alpha Chapter – Phi Theta Kappa is the international
honor society of the two year college. Eligible members will automatically receive
an invitation to join either in September or January via their Saint Paul College
email account and by regular mail. Eligibility includes (but is not limited to)
being enrolled in an associate degree program; completing at least 12 credits of
college-level coursework and obtaining a cumulative grade point average of 3.5.
There is a one-time membership fee of $60.
SkillsUSA – SkillsUSA provides students with quality education experiences in
leadership, teamwork, citizenship and character development. Students participate
in a variety of social, community service and educational opportunities. Saint Paul
College students also compete at local, state, and national competitions. Students
compete in a wide range of areas that cover almost every discipline and program
at Saint Paul College. Our chapter of SkillsUSA is consistently recognized for
excellence. In 2014, 18 students received awards, including 6 1st place awards!
Saint Paul College Yoga Association – The Saint Paul College Yoga Association
will be a welcoming, vibrant yoga community devoted to health, personal growth,
nutrition and happiness. Great opportunity for a synergy of like-minded people to
discuss various topics and occasionally practice together.
Want to start a student association? Stop by the Office of Student Life & Diversity (Room 1265)
or click here to get the new association registration packet!