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Getting involved outside of the classroom reinforces and expands the learning that takes place in the classroom. Your sense of belonging as a student at Saint Paul College is directly linked to the time you spend exploring your own passions and interests. Student organizations and interest groups create a space for you to further develop those interests and to explore new ones, while also connecting with your peers.

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Student Organizations & Interest Groups

  
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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.
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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.
Nathan KeithInstructor Computer Science – STEM
  
An organization that wants to create a community where students can share a common interest with games, and/or compete in tournaments/competitive gaming similar to sports.
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Foster a spirit of friendship and cooperation among all international and domestic students at Saint Paul College, promote social and cultural exchange between students and the community, and create understanding and appreciation for the variety and uniqueness of different cultures through an educational and cultural activities.
Patti GageReading Instructor
  
To create a community for students who are interested in solving mathematical problems together and provide members with knowledge of increasing opportunities in the field of math. The club also competes annually in the American Mathematical Association of Two-Year Colleges (AMATYC) Student Research League. Welcome Video
Avani ShahInstructor Mathemetics – STEM
  
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.
Francois NguyenInstructor Mathematics – STEM
  
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.
Jess CheneyGender Based Violence Intervention and Prevention Coordinator
  
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. Contact Student Life
Perry FranzenInstructor CarpentryTom HillsteadInstructor Cabinetmaking Wood Finishing Techniques
  
The Student Science Association is an organization that implements a platform for networking and collaboration among students interested in areas of biology, chemistry, physics, and natural sciences. The organization encourages discussions pertaining to current issues/advancement in said fields.
Simran ChahalInstructor Chemistry – STEM, Science Technician, Science and Engineering Technology

Honor Societies

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.

Advisor
Kimberley Turner-Rush
Instructor Business Programs


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.

Advisor
Promeet Singh
Instructor, Business Programs

Common Questions

If you have a question and don’t see it listed, please contact Student Life or call 651.846.1659.

How do I start a student group?
We recommend that you contact Student Life to discuss the group you are interested in starting and learn about the process. You can formally start an organization or interest group by completing the New Student Group Form. All new student organizations must create a constitution which will serve as the official governing document for the organization. Please note that this document will be shared during your meeting with Student Life.​

How do I get members to join my student group?
Many students ask members in their class or program if they’d like to be a part of a student group, especially if the group aligns with your academic focus. Students will also post on the SPC Mobile App student feed to gain interest and also attend Student Senate General Assembly.

How are student groups funded?
Groups are funded using student fees that are granted by Student Senate through a mandatory annual budget process. They can also fundraise money using outside resources.

How do I find a student organization advisor?
That depends on what kind of student group you want to start. Student organizations are required to have an advisor, but interest groups are not required. If you were starting a Student Chefs Organization, asking faculty in the Culinary Arts Program could be a good start. However, there is no requirement your advisor have a formal connection to the purpose of the student group, only that they are a Saint Paul College staff or faculty member.

What are the responsibilities of a student organization advisor?
A complete list of responsibilities can be found in the Advisor Contract, however, their essential role is being a resource and guide for the group. They should attend all meetings and assist with setting group goals, planning activities, and act as a sounding board for other ideas or issues that may arise. Student Life provides training and resources for advisors in their efforts to support student groups.

How do I join Phi Theta Kappa?
Phi Theta Kappa is the national honor society for two-year institutions. To be invited to the organization, you must have completed 12 consecutive college credits that count towards an AA, AS, AAS degree or diploma and have a cumulative GPA of 3.50 or higher. Invitations generally come at the beginning of each semester (after grades have been posted from the previous term) and will be sent from Phi Theta Kappa headquarters. Be sure to check you junk folder settings in case your inbox filtered out your invitation. If you have questions about eligibility, please contact Student Life.

What happens at a General Assembly?
The Student Senate President leads a meeting where students can share information, make decisions, or vote on issues relating to students. Student groups are required to have a presence at every General Assembly to remain in good standing. Student groups provide updates on recent activities and students serving on various college committees or work groups share information and ask for input regarding decisions being made that affect students. A typical meeting lasts for about an hour.

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