Your college years at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College are promising to be some of your best. This is thanks, in part, to the social experiences, friendships and memories you will make by becoming involved in a student organization. If you don’t see a club that interests you, start your own. That’s the SMWC difference.

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Black Student Association

The Black Student Association (BSA) serves as a resource to foster the social, political, cultural and intellectual development of Black students at SMWC. BSA is a support system that inspires respect, understanding and offers a surrogate family network and a voice to the Black experience. Additionally, the BSA seeks to enhance the quality of life and to promote a sense of community for all students. Its purpose is to unite, educate and empower students through a spirit of social awareness and a celebration of African-American culture.

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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 is comprised of 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.

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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 in Indiana.

Students on stage for the fall play

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!

Ethics bowl team members

Ethics Bowl

Honors students at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College are eligible to become members of the Ethics Bowl competition team that competes in the Central States Regional Ethics Bowl.

Junior Class Officers

Junior Class Officers

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

Student at the peace and justice club table

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.

Students walking at commencement

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.

students laughing at orientation

Sophomore-Freshman Leadership Council

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.

SAC members

Student Activities Committee (SAC)

A student-run organization whose main goal is to provide students with amazing entertainment including comedians, musicians, singers, hypnotists and other activities. The Committee also co-sponsors educational programming with the Office of Campus Life at SMWC.

Students outside gardening

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.

international and other campus students

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.