ACTIVE MINDS AT SOUTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY
Advisor: Bryan Neighbors
Purpose: to increase awareness of issues surrounding mental health, its symptoms, and resources available.
ALPHA PHI OMEGA
Advisor: Patti Penney
Purpose: to develop leadership, promote friendship and provide service to humanity.
ASIAN STUDENT ASSOCIATION
Contact: Kristie Cheng
Advisor: Carl Robertson
Purpose: to revive and maintain campus-wide interest, activity, and exploration within the distinctive cultures of Asia, and to provide a space to support Asian/Pacific/Islander/Desi American students.
Advisor: Debbie Shepherd
Purpose: to enhance the lives of people with intellectual and development disabilities by providing opportunities for mutually enriching friendships and integrated employment.
BROOKS PRIZE DEBATE SOCIETY
Advisor: Bob Snyder
Purpose: to encourage and execute informed discussion and thoughtful argumentation.
CAT PARTNERS OF SOUTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY
COALITION FOR DIVERSITY & SOCIAL JUSTICE (CDSJ)
Contact: Rachel Thompson
Advisor: Terri Johnson
Purpose: to serve as an umbrella organization comprised of representatives from registered cultural and identity organizations at Southwestern University.
COALITION OF CHRONIC ILLNESS
Contact: Kolby Byer
Advisor: Santiago Rocha
Purpose: to create a network of shared experiences amongst students in order for them to encourage and advocate for each other. Through critical conversations with professors, administrators, and students we aim to keep chronically ill students connected academically and socially.
Contact: Antonio Esparza
Advisor: Laura Sewell
Purpose: to educate the campus on important issues, promote the advancement of Democratic candidates and ideals, and encourage a more politically active campus.
Contact: Kellie Henderson
Advisor: Reggie Byron
Purpose: to promote unity among African Americans and the SU community; greater awareness and appreciation of the diverse African American culture by emphasizing acceptance not tolerance, and breaking stereotypes.
Advisor: Dirk Early
Purpose: to encourage close and open relationships between economic students, mentoring with faculty, and promoting the application of knowledge learned inside the classroom.
EDUCATORS FOR EQUITY
Advisor: Alicia Moore
Purpose: to provide positive social and political context that will influence the success of African American males at Southwestern.
EXERCISE IS MEDICINE
FOOD JUSTICE ASSOCIATION
Contact: Antonia Renfroe
Advisor: Laura Hobgood
Purpose: to promote & facilitate discussions regarding the different aspects of food justice including environmentalism, animal rights, veganism, and human safety and health.
THE GOLDEN PIRATES
Contact: Dominic Blea
Advisor: Derek Timourian
Purpose: to inspire a widespread student interest and participation in activities that cultivate friendship, community, and imagination through Esports competitions and board games.
Advisors: Fay Guarraci
Purpose: to educate students on and improve situations for human rights, animal welfare, and environmental preservation and conservation.
HISPANICS & LATINX ORGANIZATION (HALO)
Advisor: Brenda Sendejo
Purpose: to provide an understanding of Hispanic culture and to serve as a means for intercultural exchange.
JOLT TEXAS STUDENT CHAPTER
Contact: Jack Martinez
Advisor: Patrick Hajovsky
Purpose: to create a community that empowers Latinxs across Southwestern University and across Texas to become more civically engaged and advocate for issues that impact our community.
Advisor: Dana Marchant
Purpose: to unite students with prospective students to enrich the recruitment experience.
PIRATES FOR PRIDE
Contact: Zarine Parakh
Advisors: Laura Sewell
Purpose: to promote education, communication, and understanding among all sexual orientations in order to unify the Southwestern community. We seek to provide a safe space for discussion of GLBTQ/sexual orientation issues, both personal and political.
Advisor: Oliver Agger-Shelton
Purpose: to raise awareness and funds for the Children’s Miracle Network and Dell Children’s Medical Center in Austin.
Contact: Bria Tovar
Advisor: Stacie Brown
Purpose: to guide students through the process of getting in to dental school, DAT requirements, various fields of dentistry, and opportunities for dental experience.
PROGRESSIVE STUDENT ALLIANCE
Advisor: Eric Selbin
Purpose: to promote the education and awareness of social justice concerns on a group, societal, and international level.
REPRODUCTIVE JUSTICE ALLIANCE
Contact: Vivienne Miller
Advisor: Elaine Craddock
Purpose: to promote an understanding of reproductive justice on campus, which includes economic justice, the environment, immigrants’ rights, disability rights, discrimination based on race and sexual orientation, and a host of other community centered concerns. We also provide resources on these subjects.
Advisor: Steven Alexander
Purpose: to foster a wide student interest and participation in activities by providing leadership, programs, and service, and to assist the student in developing skills and experience in the world of robotics.
Advisor: Laura Senio Blair
Purpose: to provide an opportunity for young men and women to gain knowledge and skills that will assist them in personal growth, and to address the physical and social needs of their communities.
SAILORS AND SIRENS
Advisor: Bruce Cain
Purpose: to bring enthusiasm and engagement to the Southwestern community through acapella music.
SOUTHWESTERN ASTRONOMY CLUB
Advisor: Mark Bottorff
Purpose: to encourage and increase community engagement and equal opportunity through hands-on experience with astronomy.
SOUTHWESTERN BUSINESS CLUB
Advisor: Debika Sihi
Purpose: to bring together students interest in all aspects of the business world be it investments, economics & finance, marketing, internships, and more.
SOUTHWESTERN COMMUNITY GARDEN
Contact: 2 ENTRIES (TBD)
Advisor: 2 ENTRIES (TBD)
Purpose: to educate the Southwestern community on sustainable food cultivation and to foster an appreciation for growing one’s own dinner.
SOUTHWESTERN MOCK TRIAL TEAM
Advisor: Faustine Curry
Purpose: to bring students together in an organization that challenges and develops public speaking, debating, critical thinking, and acting skills; educates students on the inner-workings of the legal system; and allows students, professors and alumni to work together to achieve a common goal.
SOUTHWESTERN PRE-HEALTH ORGANIZATION
Contact: Nicole Ortega
Advisor: Martin Gonzalez
Purpose: to encourage excellence in scholarship, promote cooperation among pre-health students and faculty, and bring together students with similar interests in order to stimulate appreciation and preparation for health professional education.
SOUTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY CREATIVE WRITING CLUB
Advisor: Jim Kilfoyle
Purpose: to facilitate a community of students at Southwestern University who are engaged in a range of creative writing practices.
SOUTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY PHILOSOPHY SOCIETY
Advisor: Michael Bray
Purpose: to provide an environment in which all students of Southwestern University may participate in formal philosophical discussion.
SOUTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY VETERANS ASSOCIATION
Advisor: Becky Rodriguez
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Purpose: to serve as a liaison between the student body and the University administration and act as an ambassador and student representative on-campus and within the community.
STUDENT HEALTH ADVISORY COUNCIL (SHAC)
Advisor: Brittany Crim
Purpose: to promote student health and enlighten students on relevant health topics through health education, activities, and improvements on campus.
STUDENT LABOR ACTION COALITION
Advisor: Michael Bray
Purpose: to consolidate the voices of student workers and other interested parties, and to facilitate discussion and activism around issues of labor.
STUDENT PHILANTHROPY COUNCIL
Advisor: Becky Rodriguez
Purpose: to raise awareness among Southwestern University students about the importance of giving the University.
STUDENTS FOR ENVIRONMENTAL ACTIVISM AND KNOWLEDGE (SEAK)
Contact: Nicole Rajtak
Advisor: Laura Hobgood
Purpose: We believe that sustainability is for everyone and that a sustainable society is one that honors the earth and all its inhabitants. We strive to create this society by educating ourselves and others on our connection to the planet and on the local and global impacts we have on its vital systems. We aim to disrupt consumptive mindsets, advance environmental justice, and foster a more sustainable future for all.
SU HISTORY UNION
Advisor: Ben Nava
Purpose: to raise awareness of Native American and indigenous teachings, values, and cultures to build a connection between the SU community and native issues in the Georgetown area.
Advisor: Phil Hopkins
Purpose: to engage in political activism centered on socialist ideals, propagate socialist messages both on and off Southwestern campus, and analyze and discuss socialism in both literature and current events.
Advisor: Sarah Brackmann
Purpose: to foster ongoing relationships between Southwestern University, local and national organizations and businesses, and the local community.
TRANSFER & NONTRADITIONAL STUDENT SOCIETY
Advisor: Scott Sandoval
Purpose: to provide and fulfill a sense of community to transfer and nontraditional students attending Southwestern University.
UNIVERSITY PROGRAMMING COUNCIL
Advisor: Jennifer Frias & Derek Timourian
Purpose: to sponsor entertainment activities for the entire SU community.