Special interest organizations

Anime Club


Advisor: Autumn Graves, 419-358-3421

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 & Caroline Schutz

President Noah Heiing
Vice President Anton Miller

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


Advisor: Olivia Griggs, 419-358-3591

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.



Advisor: Chris Gott

President  Spencer Harger
Vice President  Devin Anderson
Secretary  Abril Morales
Treasurer Colby Schlabach

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! 

Learn more about Esports at Bluffton >


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


President TBD                                                      

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.



International Connection - Bluffton ICon


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! Contact Louise Matthews to be added to the email list.


Marbeck Activities council (MAC)

Advisor: Holly Metzger, 419-358-3297

Chairperson 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)

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.

Advisor: Leslie Beasley

President Karl Foster
Vice President Brittney Ramirez
Secretary Sydney Trevino 
Treasure Stacey Chirewa
Delegates Antione Coulter, Malik Echols, and Andrew Matthews


Peace Club

P.E.A.C.E. Club

Advisor: Paul Neufeld Weaver, 419-358-3327

President Cierra Long
Vice President Deborah Yoder
Treasurer Allison Heldman
Secretary Paris Cheek

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. 



Peer Awareness Leaders (PALs)

Advisor: Mark Bourassa, 419-358-3217

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.


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!

Chairman  Zachariah Boch



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: Holly Metzger, 419-358-3297

President: Deborah Yoder
Vice oresident and campus coordinator: Adrianny Suarez 
Community coordinator: Kennedy Weaver
Marketing and communications coordinator: Laura Irwin
Secretary: Dane Chiles
Treasurer: Emily Deinstberger



The Student Alumni Association

Advisor: Claire Clay

The Student Alumni Association at Bluffton University, in accordance with the mission and goals of this institution, is committed to strengthening relationships between current students, alumni and the university, and developing an awareness of the importance of supporting Bluffton University and preserving its traditions. Its members will support events created for students and alumni and encourage participation in and interaction at such activities helping to cultivate relationships and to communicate the importance of stewardship to the university.

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


Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC)

Advisor: Ben Rath & Paige Jansen, (419) 358-3370 and (419) 358-3378

President           Grace Fllinger
Vice President Kate Burden
Campus Coordinator Marissa Auvil
Treasurer Eddie Hardway
Social Media Coordinator Jake Baumgartner

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. If you are interested in joining SAAC, please conatact SAAC President Abigail Newkirk at
newama@bluffton.edu or SAAC Advisor Amanda DeMoine at demoinea@bluffton.edu. Go Beavers!

Sustainability Club

Sustainability Club

Advisor: Jonathan Andreas, 419-358-3290

Searra Hough

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.

>>> Sustainability Club website

Tennis Club 

Advisor:  TBD

Tennis Club serves as a connection for students who enjoy playing tennis in their spare time. Contact the advisor to be added to the list of students who are interested in playing on an informal, contact each other basis.

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

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.