Clubs and Organizations

SMWC is committed to enhancing the overall educational experience of all students outside of the classroom.  We provide and promote a wide range of resources and social opportunities that are student centered. If you don't see a club that interests you, learn more about starting your own at our student activities fair!


A literary magazine which promotes, collects, edits and publishes student works of fiction, poetry, nonfiction, photography and art. The Aurora editor is selected by a special publications committee. Other staff members are selected based on interest in arts and literary arts. Everyone is welcome regardless of major.

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Choral ensemble offers performances of varied repertoire from Pop to Bach, and Christmas too, including two major performances per semester. Chorale is open to all SMWC students, staff and faculty -- all voices are welcomed!

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College Council

The campus' main legislative body. Some of its regular business includes considering matters affecting the entire College community; setting the College calendar; and acting on legislation brought forward by the Student Senate, the Faculty Assembly or the Staff Assembly. Resolutions passed by the College Council require approval by the President of the College to become effective. The Council comprises one representative of the President's Cabinet, one Academic Council representative, two Faculty Assembly representatives, two Staff Assembly representatives, two Student Senate representatives and three at-large student representatives. Each constituency elects its own members.

Collegiate Horseman's Association

The mission of this organization is to promote interest in all aspects of the horse industry and to provide and enhance educational opportunities for all horse-interested students while enrolled at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College.

Discovery Club

Seeks to encourage "interest and knowledge in the fields of biology, chemistry, and all sciences; provide new learning experiences and fun activities; and to educate the public about biological issues." The Discovery Club is open to all SMWC students, faculty, and staff.

Drama Club

Promotes an appreciation of theatre by working on current productions and attending local performances. The Drama Club is open to all SMWC students, staff and faculty -- love of theatre is the only requirement!

Junior Class Officers

The Junior Class officers are some of the most important people on campus! They are responsible for organizing Big/Lil week and Ring Day which are two very important traditions at SMWC.


A select choral ensemble with emphasis on exemplary musical performance of classical and contemporary choral repertoire. Membership is by audition only.

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Music Therapy Club

We believe that music bypasses the intellect, unleashes emotions, speaks to the soul, inspires the heart, and creates a connection through the ages. The SMWC Music Therapy Club’s purpose is to educate the community of SMWC and the community at large about music therapy; to enrich our perspective, as students, about the music therapy profession through experience and observation; and to promote the field of music therapy.

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Peace and Justice Committee

This committee has dedicated itself to the academic and moral search for solutions to the problems of war, violence, and human injustice. It continues in the pursuit of structures to help bring about peace and social justice.

Psychology Club

Explores issues related to psychology through speakers and activities.

Senior Class Officers

The Senior Class organizes Senior Dinner, an event held in early December, and assists in communicating information regarding Commencement to campus graduates.

Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM)

The student chapter of the SHRM Program was created in 1965 to promote interaction between students interested in Human Resource Management and its practitioners See the SHRM website for more details.

Sophomore-Freshman Leadership Council (SFLC)

Serves the mission of SMWC and helps students become leaders in the community. The SFLC chooses a community project each year and provides opportunities for the campus to participate in these projects.

Student Activities Committee (SAC)

A student-run organization whose main goal is to provide our student populations with amazing entertainment including comedians, musicians, singers, hypnotists, and other novelty acts. The Committee also co-sponsors educational programming with the Campus Life office.

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Student Senate

Democratic in organization, sound in its functioning, effective in its actions. The Senate is the representative body of students. All meetings are open. The purpose of Senate is to provide an opportunity and means for self-expression and self-government by and for the student body.

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Sustainability Club

The Woods Sustainability Club is committed to raising awareness around social, economic, and environmental issues throughout our community. We organize events and rally volunteers to promote leadership and inspire change.

Worldwide Woodsies

Our mission is to promote domestic and global understanding by recognizing and appreciating the importance of diversity. Any interested campus person is welcome.