Office of Student Activities

The Catalyst 


The Catalyst is a program designed to identify, educate, and empower emerging leaders at Southwestern University.


All sophomores and first-year students are eligible to apply to be a part of this program.  Members will meet bi-weekly to learn leadership skills, hear from guest speakers, and participate in events designed to enhance problem-solving, communication, and team-work skills.


Click here to apply for Catalyst membership in 2017-2018. Application Deadline is Wednesday, September 13th at 5:00pm.


Questions?  Contact our officers below:

Quinlan Kubacak, President
Rebecca Richardson, Vice President
Claire Salander, Public Relations Chair
Andrea Hern, Treasurer
Kayleigh Thomas, Secretary
Jason Chapman, Advisor

“The Catalyst challenge course experience allowed me to connect with other leaders.  Not only did we have a blast, but we also learned about team work and individual leadership.”  - Kate Daniels, Class of 2015



Piratethon, which started in Spring 2016, is SU’s version of Dance Marathon and raises money for Dell Children’s Hospital.





Members of The Catalyst pose with Odell Bizzell who was the featured speaker at the 2014 Student Leadership Conference.



Adam Damon & Brooke Taylor represent The Catalyst at the Student Organization Fair in September 2013.








New members Participate in a Challenge Course to Put the SKills they Learn to the test!