Special interest organizations

Anime Club

ANIME CLUB

Advisor: Autumn Graves, 419-358-3421

President Isabel Miller
Vice President     Adrianny Suarez
Secretary Jordan Jennings

The purpose of this organization is to enrich the campus community by offering students the opportunity to learn about Eastern culture through films and DVDs which portray the unique religion, myths, art and history of Japanese culture.

Brave Spaces

Brave Space

Advisor: Chris Morrisey 

President Andrea Burden
Vice President Zael Coblentz

Brave Space is a student led organization that seeks to promote a positive and inclusive atmosphere by working to raise awareness of and support to students that identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, on a continuum of sexual orientation and gender identity, and their allies (LGBT+).
>>> Facebook >>> Instagram

2018 football cheerleaders

Cheerleading 

Advisor: Searra Hough

The Bluffton University cheerleaders lead the crowd and support their friends and classmates on the sidelines at football and basketball games.

More about cheerleading at Bluffton >

 

 College Republicans

Advisor: Jason Swartzlander, 419-358-3406

The purpose of this organization is to make known and promote the principles of the Republican Party, to aid in the election of Republican candidates at all levels of government and to develop political skills and leadership abilities among Republican students as preparation for future service to the party and the community.

Currently, this club is inactive, but can be reestablished at any time with an increase in student interest.


ESPORTS

Esports

Advisor: Brian Williams

Bluffton University's esports club seeks to create a competitive, yet supportive, environment in which students learn teamwork, leadership, strategy and real time problem solving skills through gaming events and competitions. Our esports group plays game like Madden, Overwatch, League of Legends, Rocket League and more! 

Currently, this club is inactive, but can be reestablished at any time with an increase in student interest.

Learn more about Esports at Bluffton >

Gaming Club

GAMING CLUB

Advisor: Zachary Walton, 419-358-3082

The purpose of The Gaming Club is for Bluffton students to get together with each other and learn new games (both video and board games). The events that we would hold would be wind-down events for students to come and have fun playing games with others through a combination of board, video, card and trading card games. 

  

Women's circle

Gender Perspective 

Advisor: TBD

Bluffton University Gender Perspective serves both women and men by creating community and by bringing about awareness of topics of interest to women through activism and advocacy both on and off campus. Gender Perspective will be involved in outreach and consciousness-raising efforts and advocating for change where it may be needed to better the quality of all women's lives. At the heart of Gender Perspective's constitution is the belief that no one member is more liable or responsible for the organization's maintenance or activities.  All members are equal in importance. In keeping with Bluffton's policies of respect and non-exclusion, all Bluffton students, whether female or male, are welcome to participate.

Currently, this club is inactive, but can be reestablished at any time with an increase in student interest.

Hall Association

Advisor: Michael Bryan

President Mackenzie Martin
Vice President Olivia Daughtery
Secretary Emma Schutz
Treasurer Sid Lewis

Hall Association works to promote harmonious living conditions through the development and enforcement of policies and the organization, promotion and supervision of social and educational functions in each respective residence hall. Representatives also seek to provide feedback from residents to the director of residence life, vice president of student affairs and athletics and/or to Student Senate.

ICon members

International Connection - Bluffton ICon

Advisor: TBD

President: Sydney Trevino

International Connection [ICon] provides a multicultural opportunity for students to build relationships and cultural understanding through interaction with friends from around the world. All Bluffton students are invited to participate in ICon-sponsored events and weekly gatherings at The Lion and Lamb classroom on the lower level of Riley Court.  A weekly email keeps interested students informed of upcoming multicultural opportunities. Consider not only how you can benefit from engaging but recognize that your experiences and perspectives benefit others. Your involvement in ICon is welcome at any point during your Bluffton campus experience. Bring a friend and show up!

MCB

Marbeck Activities council (MAC)

Advisor: Elizabeth Rockwell

Marbeck Activities Council (MAC), formerly known as Marbeck Center Board (MCB), serves as the main student programming group responsible for planning and executing events. The events are designed to cultivate community on campus through shared experiences.

While it operates out of Marbeck Center,  MAC programs many activities including craft nights, game nights and traditional campus favorites like Dam Jam and Finals Breakfast. Marbeck After Dark (MAD) events occur every Friday night at 9 p.m. Karaoke and Froyo, Chipotle Night, Tie-Dye and The Roommate Challenge are just a few of the offerings during the school year. In addition, MAC hosts bingo with prizes of a different theme every other Monday. 

MAC membership is open to students from all majors and class standings. At
least two seats on the board are reserved for incoming first-year students starting in
the fall semester. Serving on MAC is just one more way students can answer the
question, “How are you involved on campus?”

Follow MAC on Instagram for updated event information!

J Denny and Jenny Beaver

Mascots: J Denny and Jenny Beaver

Advisor: Sara Kisseberth, 419-358-3484 

J Denny and Jenny are ambassadors for athletics, admissions, advancement and student life. Do you want to get in the suit? Auditions are held annually following the “reveal” for the current year’s mascots, typically in January or February. 
>>> more about Bluffton's mascots
>>> application process

Multicultural Student Organization

Multicultural Student Organization (MSO)

Advisor: Leslie Beasley

President Brittney Ramirez
Vice President Andrew Matthew
Secretary Sydney Trevino 
Treasure Carley Ramirez
Delegates Anthony Adams, Don'te Kennedy, Angel Velasco Urbina, Malik Echols, Kerryon Boykin

Multicultural Student Organization is the sum of organizations formerly known as African American Student Organization (AASO) and The Bluffton Latina Society (BLS). The vision of Multicultural Student Organization is to shift from its exclusiveness and to bring together students of ALL cultures for the purpose of building awareness and promoting diversity in the Bluffton community. We hope to encourage better race relations and contribute to Bluffton University's anti-racism work on campus.

 

Peace Club

P.E.A.C.E. Club

Advisor: Paul Neufeld Weaver, 419-358-3327

President Anton Miller
Vice President Leah Bowman
Secretary Trin Borgman
Media Alyson Warnimont


P.E.A.C.E. stands for Peace Education and Action Community Endeavor. The organization's purposes are to educate students about current peace-related and social justice issues and to encourage and organize appropriate action in response to these issues through consciousness-raising endeavors. 

 

PALs

Peer Awareness Leaders (PALs)

Advisor: Megan Coffman, 419-358-3376

Peer Awareness Leaders (PALs) is a student-led organization that coordinates programming relevant to today’s college students. Issues such as healthy relationships, substance use and abuse, mental health, suicide awareness and prevention, stress relief and domestic violence have all been the subject of events in recent years. 

PALs members strive to be influential educators who bring a diverse awareness to the campus community so students may make responsible decisions. The organization is an extension of the Bluffton student life office and consists of student volunteers.

RPS

Rock Paper Scissors League

Advisor: Zac Lykins, (419) 358-3022

The Bluffton University Rock Paper Scissors League is a competitive RPS league that was created in order to build friendships and meet new people, while having fun with competitive RPS!

SERVE

SERVE

SERVE is a service-oriented group which promotes missions and service opportunities for students off-campus in the local area and beyond. Special on-campus mission awareness days, acts of service to the campus community, and spring break service trips are planned and implemented.

ADVISOR: TBD

President: Adrianny Suarez/Emily Dienstberger 
Vice oresident and campus coordinator: Emily Dienstberger 
Members: Dane Chiles, Wesley Coon

 

saac

Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC)

Advisor: Paige Jansen, (419) 358-3378


The Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) works closely with the student athletes to provide an active role in the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference (HCAC). This allows for student athletes to enhance the total student athlete experience, protect student athlete well-being, and foster a positive image for student athletes both on campus and in the community. In the fall of 2019, SAAC hosted Youth Night where each sports team created an engaging activity for the youth of the community and interacted with them all evening. Each semester, SAAC hosts numerous campus events in varying platforms. Recent events include a virtual presentation on mental health, as well as cornhole tournaments. Each year SAAC participates in a conference championship with our local Special Olympic athlete for an HCAC Bowling championship. We promote and engage student athletes in discussion over current issues related to the realm of collegiate athletics. SAAC is always looking to add new members to plan of events and/or volunteer on campus or in our community.
Go Beavers!

Sustainability Club

Sustainability Club

Advisor: Jonathan Andreas, 419-358-3290

The Sustainability Club is a group of students that meets to coordinate efforts on projects to improve the environmental sustainability of Bluffton University. Members come from a variety of backgrounds, majors and interests, and one does not have to know anything about sustainability before joining. The club focuses on collaborating on student-led projects that can change Bluffton and on educating the student body on conscious living in regards to creation. The type of projects undertaken by the club will vary depending on the various interests of members, but can include projects such as an annual Sustainability Report, energy saving challenges and an educational week.

Currently, this club is inactive, but can be reestablished at any time with an increase in student interest.

>>> Sustainability Club website

Table Tennis Club 

Advisor:  TBD

President Colby Schlabach

The purpose of the Table Tennis Club is to provide a space for students to play table tennis, whether that be competitively or just for fun! We have students from lots of different skill levels, and hope to offer events such as tournaments where there will be big prizes. We hope to build a community of table tennis players here on campus along with providing students a space to play. 

ultimate frisbee

Ultimate Frisbee

Advisor: Darryl Nester, 419-358-3483

Officers  TBA


The purpose of this club team is to have fun and fellowship while playing Ultimate Frisbee competitively with peers at Bluffton as well as at other schools. >>> Facebook


Young Americans for Liberty

Advisor: Jason Swartzlander, 419-358-3406

This organization seeks to train, educate and mobilize youth activists committed to "winning on principle" and to cast the leaders of tomorrow and reclaim the policies, candidates and direction of our government. 

Currently, this club is inactive, but can be reestablished at any time with an increase in student interest.

Young Democrats


Young Democrats

Advisor: Perry Bush, 419-358-3278

The purpose of the Bluffton University Young Democrats is to pursue the ideals of liberty, justice and freedom for all.  The pursuit of these ideas is through support of the Democratic Party and its ideas, ideals and candidates.

Currently, this club is inactive, but can be reestablished at any time with an increase in student interest.

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