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Accounting Society

President:  Jacob Davis
Advisor(s): Stephen Ludwig; Rahnl Wood 
Purpose:

To promote Scholarship in the study of Accounting; To provide interaction between a professional environment for students of accounting and other related fields outside the classroom; To foster high ethical and moral standards for its members toward the community; To provide opportunities for association among its members, professional organizations and practicing accountants; To instill in its members a continuing desire for self-improvement.

AdInk

President:  Haley Lewin
Advisor(s): Lisa Bishop, Jacquie Lamer
Purpose: The purposes of this club shall be: (1) to provide and promote a better understanding of the functions of advertising and of its values; (2) to stimulate and encourage advertising professionalism through advertising education; (3) to apply the skills, creativity, and energy of advertising to help solve social problems; (4) develop the individual abilities of its members; and (5) promote fellowship and free exchange of ideas.

Adovcates for Animal Awareness

President: Mercedes Cooper
Advisor(s): Kristina Martinez
Purpose: Collaborate to help the New Nodaway Humane Society and to manage a healthy Feral Cat trap and release program, also to educate the community to promote an animal friendly environment for all animals.

Agriculture Honor Society of Delta Tau Alpha

President: Sydney Lawrence
Advisor(s): Dr. Naveen Musunuru
Purpose: The purposes of DTA are to: 1) To promote and recognize high standards of scholarship, leadership, and character among agricultural students; 2) To encourage and foster high ethical standards of agriculture and professional positions held by agricultural students; 3) To band together a group of outstanding students who by scholastic accomplishment, service, and upholding high character standards have been recognized for these traits and are capable of recognizing these traits in others; 4) To promote the profession of agriculture; and 5) To render service and to cooperate with the student bodies and the agricultural divisions of the respective institutions.

Agronomy Club

President: Josh Blair
Advisor(s): Thomas Zweifel; Nigel Hoilett
Purpose: a) To stimulate interest in the Agronomy profession.
b) To enhance a spirit of cooperation and helpfulness among students in these agricultural sciences.
c) To support the Department of Agricultural Sciences.

Alliance of Black Collegians

President: Zachariah Bradley
Advisor(s): Connie Murphy
Purpose: To shine a light on minorities such as: race, gender, and class.

 Alpha Delta Pi

President: Megan Caswell
Advisor(s): Joy Daggs
Purpose: Established in 1851, Alpha Delta Pi is committed to sisterhood, values and ethics, high academic standards and social responsibility.
 Council Affiliation: Panhellenic Council

Alpha Gamma Rho

President: Erik Groven
Advisor(s): Arley Larson
Purpose: To make better men, and through them a broader and better agriculture by surrounding our members with influences tending to encourage individual endeavor, resourcefulness and aggressive effort along lines making for the development of better mental, social, moral, and physical qualities; to promote a wider acquaintance and a broader outlook on the part of agricultural men through fellowship in a national organization that stands for the best social, mental, and moral development.
 Council Affiliation: Interfraternity Council

Alpha Kappa Lambda Fraternity

President: Robert Kosorog
Advisor(s): Gregg Dieringer
Purpose:

To build men of true character based on the principles of Judeo-Christian principles, leadership, Scholarship, loyalty, and self-support.

Alpha Kappa Psi

President: Amaly Reinsch
Advisor(s): Ben Blackford; Michelle Nance
Purpose: Alpha Kappa Psi is a co-ed professional business fraternity. AKPsi serves the dual purposes of education and brotherhood. We seek to give our members the information and orientation necessary to succeed in a professional career after graduation. AKPsi builds a feeling of brotherhood and friendship and a support structure that each and every member can depend on and contribute to for the betterment of themselves and their brothers. AKPsi meshes both of these aims into one purpose: to build in our members a professional attitude and ethic while building social and professional relationships that will be strong and long-lasting.

Alpha Mu Gamma (Modern Languages Honors Society)

President: Jena Sosnowchik
Advisor(s): TBD
Purpose: Provide its members with opportunities for professional development, language and cultural enrichment and widening of personal and world perspectives.

Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. Rho Theta Chapter

President: Zach Ewing
Advisor(s):  Ed Gibson
Purpose: The objectives of this Fraternity shall be: to stimulate the ambition of its members; to prepare them for the greatest usefulness in the causes of humanity, freedom, and dignity of the individual; to encourage the highest and noblest form of manhood; and to aid down-trodden humanity in its efforts to achieve higher social, economic and intellectual status.
 Council Affiliation: National Pan-Hellenic Council

Alpha Psi Omega

President: Helen Strotmen
Advisor(s): Patrick Immel
Purpose: To cultivate an environment of theatrical experience across multiple areas and disciplines and to celebrate and honor hard work, commitment, leadership and dedication in all areas of the theatrical arts. We are an invitation based honorary society that offers multiple opportunities for both members and non-members both.    

Alpha Sigma Alpha

President: Katie Mahoney
Advisor(s): Malinda Shanks; Ashley Knierim
Purpose: To foster close friendships between members and to develope women of poise and purpose.                      
 Council Affiliation: Panhellenic Council

Alpha Sigma Lambda

Advisor(s): Sue Nickerson; Jacque Loghry
Purpose: Alpha Sigma Lambda is dedicated to the advancement of scholarship and recognizes high scholastic achievement in an adult student's career. By so doing, this Society encourages many students to continue toward and to earn associate and baccalaureate degrees.
Through leadership born of effort, both scholastically and fraternally, Alpha Sigma Lambda inspires its candidates to give of their strengths to their fellow students and communities through their academic achievements.           

Alpha Tau Alpha / Collegiate FFA / Post-Secandary Agriculture Student

President: Jesica Wells
Advisor(s): Rod Barr
Purpose:

 - Promote the high ideals and standards of agriculture and FFA.
- Provide opportunities for scholarship, leadership advancment, professional development, and service.
- Promote agriculture, agriculture literacy, and agriculture education.
- Promote social/ recreational and networking activities.

Alternative Spring Break

President: Marissa Bell
Advisor(s): Amy Nally
Purpose: The goal for the ASB organization is to progressively improve the experience of true service-learning for Northwest students and successfully incorporate classroom learning in real world situations. Students will encounter difficult circumstances that place them outside their comfort zone, as volunteerism frequently requires willingness to benefit others, regardless of personal apprehension. Volunteering gives students the opportunity to meet new friends, network, and make a difference in someone's life.

American Association of Petroleum Geologists: Loess Hills Chapter

President: Rachel Schulta 
Advisor(s): John Paul Pope Ph.D 
Purpose: The purpose of this association is to advance the science of geology, especially as it relates to petroleum, natural gas, and other energy mineral resources; to promote the technology of exploring for, finding, and producing these materials from the earth; to foster the spirit of scientific research throughout its membership; to disseminate information relating to the geology and associated technology of petroleum, natural gas, and other energy mineral resources; to inspire and maintain a high standard of professional conduct on the part of its members; to provide the public with means of recognition of adequately trained and professional responsible petroleum geologists; and to advance the professional well being of its members.

American Choral Directors Association

President: Courtney Hockman
Advisor(s): Stephen Town 
Purpose:

The purposes of this organization shall be those as set forth in the National Constitution of the American Choral Directors Association, and are state as follows:
1.To foster and promote choral singing which will provide artistic and spirited experiences for the participants.
2.To foster and promote the finest types of choral music to make these experiences possible.
3.To foster and encourage rehearsal procedures conducive to attaining the highest level possible in musicianship and artistic performance.
4.To foster and promote the organization and development of choral groups of all types in schools, colleges, and churches.
5.To foster and promote the organization and development of choral societies in cities and communities.
6.To foster and promote the intelligent understanding of choral music as an important medium of artistic expression.
7.To foster and promote significant research in the field of choral music.
8.To foster and promote composition of superior quality in both music and text for all choral combinations.
9.To cooperate with all organizations dedicated to the development of musical culture in America.
10.To disseminate professional news and information about choral music.

American Marketing Association

President: Jordan Paul
Advisor(s): Allison Hoffmann; Brenda Jones
Purpose:

Our principle role is to serve as a forum to connect like-minded individuals and foster knowledge sharing, provide resources, tools, training, and support marketing practice and though leadership around the globe.

American Sign Language Club

President: Kyle Blackford
Advisor(s): Marcy Roush
Purpose: The Northwest American Sign Language Club exist as a resource to the campus and community; expanding knowledge of Deaf culture and services.

Anime Club

President: Laura Vockery
Advisor(s): Kenton Wilcox
Purpose: To watch, critique, read, and share anime and manga (not just Japanese, American forms as well). To also provide gaming outlets involving Animation.

Association for Computing Machinery (ACM)

President: Stetson Smith
Advisor(s): Dr. Michael Rogers; Dr. Gary McDonald
Purpose:

The Northwest Missouri State University Student Chapter of ACM is committed to providing computer science students with opportunities for out-of-class professional exposure and social interaction. The chapter uses a team-centric structure. This utilizes intercommunication between teams to move the chapter forward in its professional growth.  The professional team's main goal is to provide an environment for the chapter's members to develop professional skills for tomorrow's workplace. This includes facilitating communication with industry, arranging field trips to local and regional corporations, and providing programs to keep the members abreast of new developments in the computing field.  The social team promotes camaraderie among all members and nurtures relations between faculty and student members.

Association for Computing Machinery - Women

President: Grace Horvath
Advisor(s): Diana Linville
Purpose:

To provide a support group and community to women pursuing a technical field at Northwest Missouri State.

Association of Non-Traditional Students

President: Paul Rybolt 
Advisor(s): Jacque Loghry; Sue Nickerson 
Purpose:

By recognizing the unique needs of non-traditional students and appreciating the diversity they bring to the campus, ANTS provides a unique opportunity for members to pool resources for the benefit and mutual advancement of non-traditional students. We exist to enhance the academic experience and intellectual advancement of the non-traditional student learner.

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Baptist Student Union

President: Jay Taylor
Advisor(s): Brian Haile
Purpose:  The purpose of this organization is to lead students to a commitment to Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord and nurture them in the Christian faith and life.
Block and Bridle
President: Tessa Mittag
Advisor(s): Dr. Jamison Allen
Purpose:  -To promote a higher scholastic standard and a more complete understanding of Animal Science among student members.

-To promote animal agriculture through development of a program of activities that will supplement students' study of the animal sciences in colleges and universities.

-To enhance professionalism of students who will one day be leaders in the animal agriculture industry.

-To bring about a closer relationship among all students pursuing some phase of animal agriculture as a profession.
Blue Key Honor Society
President: Brock Spinner
Advisor(s): Brad Landhuis
Purpose:  Blue Key Honor Society is a premier honor society that recognizes college students at senior institutions of higher education for balanced and all-around excellence in scholarship, leadership, and service.

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Cardinal Key Honor Society
President: Kally Brennan
Advisor(s): Deborah Toomey
Purpose:

Cardinal Key National Honor Society, Inc. shall be an organization for students of at least junior status at Northwest Missouri State University, who are leaders in the college community, and who are deemed potential leaders in their future lives. Cardinal Key should honor these, inspire leadership in others utilize leadership capabilities in an active program of service to Northwest and the community.

CCR Club
President: Candance Holmes
Advisor(s): Mark Corson; Matt Johnson
Purpose:

The purpose of the CCR Club is to activate the C-CERT Team (Campus Community Emergency Response Team) in Maryville. We want to provide students with the opportunity to understand how to respond during crises and then give students the opportunity to use those skills to respond to different events throughout the school year.

Cinema Society
President: Luke Baty
Advisor(s): Will Murphy
Purpose: The purpose of the Northwest Missouri State University Cinema Society is to watch and enjoy movies with others.

Clay Club

President: Brianna Cochran
Advisor(s): Bobby Tso
Purpose:

To bring together all advanced ceramic students, provide them with the opportunity to learn more about their craft, and giving back to the community through fundraising and public acknowledgment of the ceramic arts.

Coalition Against Violence

President: Rachel Head
Advisor(s): Christina Incontro
Purpose:

The purpose of CAV is to:

a. Provide a venue to work towards breaking the silence about violence.
b. Contribute to a violence free campus by educating the campus community about violence issues.
c. Empower, support and advocate for survivors of violence through programming, presentations and outreach.
d. Promote awareness about violence issues to the campus community ensuring personal and academic success.

Collegiate Farm Bureau

President: Joseph Frueh
Advisor(s): James Larson
Purpose:

Serve as a bridge between current agriculture production and business interest and Northwest Missouri State University students, faculty, and administration. Interact with legislators in Jefferson City Washington, DC as an active voice for agriculture interest.

Comedy Inc.

President: Megan Friend
Advisor(s): Shawn Wake
Purpose:

 The purpose of CI is to bring students together based on a common interest in comedy and improv, to educate and instruct people in comedy and to create an open environment for self expression through comedy.

Common Ground

President: Elizabeth Ruckman
Advisor(s): Kenton Wilcox
Purpose:

To provide our members with a safe and supportive space to be who they are without any fear of judgment or persecution.

Council for Exceptional Children

President: Katie Whelan
Advisor(s): Shirley Steffens
Purpose:

“The Council for Exceptional Children is a premier education organization, internationally renowned for its expertise and leadership, working collaboratively with strategic partners to ensure that children and youth with exceptionalities are valued and full participating members of society. As a diverse and vibrant professional community, CEC is a trusted voice in shaping education practice and policy.” –CEC.SPED.ORG

                                                                                                          

Criminal Justice Club

President: Taylor Barton
Advisor(s): Kimberly Casey
Purpose: The Criminal justice Club shall exist as a means by which students and faculty interested in the area of Criminal Justice may meet to discuss and further their goals and objectives in the field.                                                                                                                  

Cru

President: Andrew Nordbye
Advisor(s): Tom Hardee
Purpose: To lift God up and make him known on campus.

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 Delta Chi Fraternity

President: Caleb Watson
Advisor(s): Dr. William Gordon
Purpose: Character, Friendship, Justice, Education
 Council Affiliation Inter-Fraternity Council

Delta Mu Delta

President: Ashley Phelps
Advisor(s): Joni Adkins, Allison Hoffmann, Cindy Kenkel, Jeff Nickerson
Purpose: DMD is a business honor society that recognizes and encourages academic excellence of students at qualifying colleges and universities to create a DMD community that fosters the well-being of its individual members and the business community through lifetime membership.

Delta Sigma Phi

President: Brett Crumbaugh
Advisor(s): Chaz Baker
Purpose: To build better men and live better lives.
 Council Affiliation: Interfraternity Council

 Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.

President: Ashley Brown
Advisor(s): Margaret Sebastian
Purpose:

To promote academic excellence; to provide scholarships; to provide support to the underserved; educate and stimulate participation in the establishment of positive public policy; and to highlight issues and provide solutions for problems in our community.

 Council Affiliation: National Pan-Hellenic Council

Diabetes Support Group

President: Lauren Regan   
Advisor(s): Judy Frueh     
Purpose:

a.To promote interest in diabetes management.
b.To provide a support system for Northwest students living with diabetes.
c.To represent student wants and needs in regards to the campus’ handling of diabetes.
d.To provide a forum for the presentation of innovative ideas to benefit of the University community.

Digital Electronic Media (DigEM)

President: Cameron Ramaekers
Advisor(s): Carol Spradling; Jody Strauch
Purpose:

To help students prepare for occupations in the field of Digital Media, Computer Science, Graphic Design, Advertising, Marketing, and other related fields by providing avenues to internship and full-time opportunities.

Ducks Unlimited

President: Landon Monroe
Advisor(s): Brian Hesse
Purpose:

The purpose of Ducks Unlimited is to have sufficient enough wetlands to fill the skies with waterfowl, today, tomorrow and forever. At Northwest Missouri State our goal is help fund these programs to increase wetlands.

E

ECHO

President: Rachel Kakareka
Advisor(s): John Katsion
Purpose: The purpose of the organization shall be:
a.To promote an interest in the fields of communications and public relations.
b.To provide fellowship among students and faculty.
c.To represent student needs and wants as they relate to the professional fields of communications and public relations.
d.To provide a forum for the presentation of innovative ideas to benefit of the University community.

Ellis Foundation

President: Matthew Bailey
Advisor(s): Robert Dewhirst
Purpose: The fundamental reason for the Ellis Foundation’s existence outside of NWMSU is to build college retention rates by identifying students who are at risk of not graduating and offering additional support to help them through the challenges they face. Within the NWMSU community of Ellis Scholars, the purpose of the Ellis Foundation’s branch is to encourage college success and develop bonds within the Ellis community through friendship and networking opportunities. This is accomplished by way of providing a supportive framework that ensures the success of freshman students while also providing guidance and resources for all Ellis scholars. To give back to the Maryville community—and later society at large—the Ellis Foundation encourages and facilitates the development of a philanthropic spirit that maintains the “Pay it Forward” mentality.

Equestrian Club

President: Jenna Anthony
Advisor(s): Michelle Allen
Purpose: Our purpose is to promote the continuation of educational and hands on equine related activities within the university and surrounding communities.

F

 Fellowship of Christian Athletes

President: Trevor Adams
Advisor(s): Matt Johnson
Purpose: To train student athletes to impact their teams for Jesus Christ through team specific ministry.

 Fellowship of the Tower Gaming Club

President: Greg Hayes
Advisor(s): Wayne Chandler
Purpose: To provide a space to any and all students, faculty, or community members to play board games, table-top games, pencil and paper games, video games, card games, etc

Financial Management Association

President: Monica Irwin
Advisor(s): Casey Abington
Purpose: The purpose of the Financial Management Association is to be the global leader in developing and disseminating knowledge about financial decision making.

Fishing Club

President: Andrew Nordbye 
Advisor(s): Jon Gustafson
Purpose: The purpose of the Northwest Fishing Club is to provide academic and social activities in the sport of fishing for the active members of the club.

 Forest Village Hall Action Board

President:
Advisor(s): Dustin Abrego
Purpose: To provide programming and improvments to the Forest Village Apartments

 Franken Hall Council

President:
Advisor(s): Kenzie Blooms
Purpose: To provide social and educational programming for all Franken Hall residents and provide hall improvements as requested by residents.

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Gamma Alpha Lambda

President: Taylor Hartong
Advisor(s): Marjean Ehlers
Purpose: Gamma Alpha Lambda is a Christ-centered sorority of girls dedicated to helping each other grow as women of God. We welcome girls from any Christian denomination that wants to grow in her relationship with Christ and build community with other believers.

Gamma Sigma Epsilon Chemistry Honor Society (GSE)

President: Hannah Elton
Advisor(s): Dr. Rick Toomey
Purpose: The purpose of the Upsilon Alpha Chapter of the Gamma Sigma Epsilon Chemistry Honor Society is to recognize outstanding students demonstrating exceptional ability and interest in the field of chemistry. It aims to promote professionalism and scholarship in chemistry and the general welfare of its members.

Gamma Theta Upsilon

President: Will Fraundorfer
Advisor(s):

Kevin Romig

Purpose: Unite NWMSU's geography student's and contribute to our collective knowledge and skills in geography.

Greek Week

President: Anna Baker
Advisor(s):

Colin Schrader

Purpose: Put on Greek Week

Greeks Advocating Mature Management of Alcohol (GAMMA)

President: Hollie Smith   
Advisor(s): Christina Incontro 
Purpose: GAMMA's mission is attained through community outreach, organizational education, team building, and our recognition program.

H

Health & Human Services Future Professionals

President:
Advisor(s): Alice Foose
Purpose: The purpose of the Health and Human Services Future professionals of Northwest Missouri State University shall be to promote professional development and a sense of fellowship among its members, the entire student body and the surrounding community. To enhance knowledge of the profession while gaining needed certifications and to encourage student interest in the fields of Health, Physical Education, Recreation Dietetics and other related programs or related fields through additional professional development with other professionals

History Club

President: Gina Hagg
Advisor(s): Dr. Elyssa Ford
Purpose: The History club provides an informal setting for discussing all things connected to history.

Homecoming Committee

President: Mackenzie Magwire
Advisor(s): Angel McAdams
Purpose: The mission of the Northwest Missouri State University Homecoming Council is to act as a unified body, providing organization and implementation of homecoming festivities. The homecoming council will represent the student body as a whole as well as their respective organizations regarding homecoming decisions.

Honors Student Association

President: Mary Nuernberger
Advisor(s): Dr. Aaron Johnson
Purpose:

To serve as an interface between honors students and honors faculty by promoting the advancement of the honors program, fostering relationships among honors students, and interactions between honors faculty and students.

Horticulture Club

President: Taylor Olson
Advisor(s): Rego Jones
Purpose: Provide networking and coordination with other students as well as various components of the horticulture industry.

Hudson/Perrin Complex Activities Board (CAB)

President:
Advisor(s): Cameron Ramaekers; Chris Hardin
Purpose: Hudson Perrin Hall Council exists to make the residents of Hudson Perrin Hall a self-governing body through resident participation. This will give each man and woman the right to voice his or her opinion on decision-making process in the residence hall. The Hall Council shall work with RHA, Student Senate, and the faculty and administration of Northwest Missouri State University to convey opinions and promote ideas to better the quality of life in the residence hall.

Humans VS Zombies

President: Micah Walker
Advisor(s): Matt Johnson; Daniel Smith
Purpose: The organization will work with players, administration, and other groups on campus to implement, manage, moderate Humans vs Zombies game(s) on Campus. By having a "Go to" group of students and staff, players and non players will not only more fully enjoy the game(s) but the game(s) will be safer and well understood.

I

Independent Filmmakers Club

President: Matt Meier
Advisor(s): Will Murphy
Purpose: We strive to give interested Northwest students the opportunity to undertake filmmaking, regardless of the student's prior knowledge in film production.

Indian Student Association

President: Bala Chaitanya Matta
Advisor(s): TBD
Purpose: The purpose is not to let the indian students down and make them feel like home.

Inter-Fraternity Council (IFC)

President: Trevor Johnson
Advisor(s): Colin Schrader
Purpose:

IFC is the administrative and facilitating board of fraternity men who represent the best interest of Northwest Fraternities. IFC coordinates educational, social and recruitment programs for member chapters, as well as establishes the framework and standards that all fraternities uphold. It is the goal of the Interfraternity Council to create an environment of welcoming by seeking to help each fraternity strive to reach its fullest potential.

International Student Organization

Advisor(s): Jeffrey Foot
Purpose:

To organize current international student groups into one group in order to represent all international students uniformly.

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Kappa Pi

President: Nicole Eckert
Advisor(s): Martha Breckenridge; Glenn Williams
Purpose:

Kappa Pi serves many purposes. Its objectives span from the promotion of art education/enlightenment to organizing people with an interest in art for informal social gatherings, as well as for service and community related projects.

Kappa Kappa Psi

President: Parker Worden  
Advisor(s): Dr. Kendal Prinz
Purpose:

 To promote the existence and welfare of the Northwest Missouri State University (NWMSU) bands through needed services and to cultivate at large a wholesome respect for their activities and achievements.

To honor outstanding bandmembers through privilege of membership, extended as a reward for technical achievement and appreciation for the best in music.

To  stimulate  campus  leadership  and  demonstrate  an  uncompromising  respect  through  the medium of NWMSU bands for gracious conduct, good taste, and unswerving loyalty.

To foster a close relationship between NWMSU bands and promote a high average of attainment by the performance of good music and selection of worth-while projects.

To provide a pleasant and helpful social experience for all engaged in NWMSU band work and to cooperate with all other musical organizations in any manner consistent with the purposes of the Kappa Delta Chapter of Kappa Kappa Psi.

Kappa Sigma Fraternity

President: Jacob Bearce
Advisor(s): Mr.Rollie
Purpose:

Kappa Sigma is focused upon the Four Pillars of FELLOWSHIP, LEADERSHIP, SCHOLARSHIP and SERVICE. As a values-based men’s fraternity, Kappa Sigma strictly forbids hazing and fosters meaningful college experiences by offering progressive membership development and pledge education. The goal of the fraternity is t build better men.

 Kind Individuals Dedicated to Students (KIDS)

President: Heather Taylor
Advisor(s): Kristina Alexander
Purpose: KIDS is dedicated to serving the children of Maryville in grades K-4th by being a positive mentor and role model to the children while at monthly parties hosted by the college students. Through a buddy system college students will help further children's education and learning environment.

Korean Student Association (KSA)

President: Hyohan Bae
Advisor(s): Dr. Kyoung-Ho Shin
Purpose: To promote the education and enrichment of its members and the university with aspects of Korean culture through involvement and participation in various social, cultural and political activities.

KZLX

President: Danielle Mullens
Advisor(s):
Purpose: To provide informative and entertaining programming to the Northwest Missouri region, while providing hands-on training for students interested in a broadcast, sound engineering, or media career

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Lambda Pi Eta

President: Jennifer McCoy
Advisor(s): Nathan Wilson
Purpose:

LPH recognizes, fosters and rewards outstanding scholastic achievement in communication studies; encourages professional development among majors; provides an opportunity to discuss and exchange ideas in the field of communication.

Lutheran Campus Center
President: Sara Parks
Advisor(s): Kim Hullinger
Purpose:

To provide a christian centered building, activities, and events for Northwest students.

M

Marine Biology Society

President: Sarah Mousel
Advisor(s): Dr. Peter Adam
Purpose: To build relationships between students with similar passions and with the marine environment.

Medium Weight Forks

President: Aaron Carrara
Advisor(s): John Gallaher
Purpose:

A.Purpose

1.To fulfill the mission statement of Medium Weight Forks

2.To publish works of NWMSU students.

Millikan Hall Activities Board

President: Jessica Pinner
Advisor(s): Bekah Schmidt
Purpose: To provide events, activities, purchase items to better the living environment and facilitate leadership within the hall.

Military Students of Support (S.O.S)

President: Abigail Snyder
Advisor(s): Lisa Bishop
Purpose: To provide support for community members who have connections to the military and spread awareness in regards to supporting the military.

 Minority Educators of Northwest

President: Taylor Hill-Zweifel
Advisor(s): Steve Bryant
Purpose: To gain experience and form a network of people who have a Major, or an interest, in an education field. We will learn from each other’s past experiences, gain new perspectives in how to teach in our content area being a minority, and how to better relate to students of all cultures. We will also do volunteering, and observing to make us more comfortable in the classroom, and give us more experience teaching. We will be resources for each other. This organization will better us as minority educators and those that want to educate minority students. 
*Minority Educators of Northwest Missouri includes but is not limited to minority education majors, minors, advisors, and professors at Northwest Missouri State University as well as those wanting to teach a diverse population of students.

Minority Men's Organization

President: Adam McNairy
Advisor(s): Tiebing Shi
Purpose: The purpose of MMO shall be to establish, promote, and enhance the development and character of minority undergraduate members.

Mock Trial

President: Joseph Moore
Advisor(s): Dan Smith
Purpose:
The purpose of mock trial is to further student interest in the law and preforming arts by competing in regional and national mock trial tournaments.

Mortar Board Senior Honor Society

President: Michael Tracy
Advisor(s): Dr. Brian Hesse
Purpose: To recognize Northwest seniors who have embodied the above mission, and who commit to continuing to do so.

Muslim Student Association

President: Hind Msellek
Advisor(s): Mohammed J. Meziani
Purpose: Provide opportunities for the enhancement of academic, cultural, social and recreational aspects of student life through participation in group programs and activities.

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National Assoication for Music Education

President: Kyle Zimmerman
Advisor(s): Dr. Christopher Gibson
Purpose: Through its many programs, activities, publications, and conferences, NAƒME addresses all aspects of music education and works to ensure that every student shall have access and exposure to a balanced, comprehensive, and high-quality program of music instruction. By promoting the best possible music education for all children and advancing music education as a profession, NAƒME's objectives are to:
-Provide information, resources, and services for music education professionals.
-Provide a forum for the exchange of ideas through publications and meetings.
-Promote music as an essential area of study.
-Foster the use of the most effective techniques and resources in music education.
-Investigate curricular needs and develop resources for effective music education.
-Develop criteria, guidelines, and evaluation procedures for music education.
-Encourage excellence in music education by recognizing individual achievements and contributions to the profession.
-Maintain an effective liaison with national and international organizations that have allied interests in arts and music education.

National Pan Hellenic Council

President: Tationna Johnson
Advisor(s): Anthony Mittan
Purpose:

“Unanimity of thought and action as far as possible in the conduct of Greek letter collegiate fraternities and sororities, and to consider problems of mutual interest to its member organizations.”

National Residence Hall Honoary (NRHH)

President: Jessica Pinner
Advisor(s): Rebecca Maier; Mike Miller
Purpose:

NRHH recognizes the top 1% of student leaders living on campus. We encourage the development of leadership through recognition, community service, and scholastics at the campus, regional and national levels.

National Society of Collegiate Scholars

President: Kelsey Fish
Advisor(s): Dr. Jeffry Thornsberry
Purpose: To honor and inspire academic excellence and engaged citizenship for a lifetime

Navigators

President: Jason Kraft
Advisor(s): Mike Bellamy
Purpose: The Navigators exists to provide regular opportunities to study and discuss the Bible, worship, and pray, in group settings. These activities will also provide opportunities for fellowship, encouragement and spiritual development among participating students. We resource the student body by offering opportunities to discuss spiritual matters and provide materials in the form of outside speakers, etc. for their benefit.

Newman Catholic Center

President: Bridget Hanafin
Advisor(s): James Eiswert
Purpose:

Our purpose is to be a home away from home. To be a family of friends, united by faith as we share experiences and grown together. As the world tempts us to conform to it, we seek to boldly conform to the God’s plan for us.

Northwest Dance Company

President: Ashley Robinson
Advisor(s): Pat Wyatt
Purpose: The Northwest Dance Company is a student ran organization created for students, by students. The Company performs at the end of every semester to showcase their talent and passion for dance. Each performance has 12-14 dances choreographed by members of the Company.

Northwest Missourian

President: Trey Williams; Ben Lawson
Advisor(s): Steven Chappell
Purpose: The Northwest Missourian publishes 4,000 copies every Thursday for 28 weeks out of the school year. Papers are distributed on campus as well as throughout the community. The Northwest Missourian covers news on campus as well as in the community and Northwest and Maryville High School sports.

NSTA Student Chapter

President: Alex Bolick
Advisor(s): Rena Smith
Purpose:
  • To promote the mission of NSTA. The mission of the NSTA is to promote excellence and innovation in science teaching and learning for all
  • To acquaint pre-service teachers of science with the support resources available from NSTA
  • To provide additional professional development in science education to pre-service teachers
  • To acquaint pre-service teachers of science with others like themselves at their university or college and across the United States and Canada.

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 Order of Omega

President: Dannen Merrill
Advisor(s): Anthony Matan
Purpose:

To recognize those fraternity men and women who have attained a high standard of leadership in interfraternity activities, to encourage them to continue along this line, and to inspire others to strive for similar conspicuous attainment;
To bring together outstanding fraternity men and women to create an organization which will help to mold the sentiment of the institution on questions of local and intercollegiate fraternity affairs.
To bring together members of the faculty, alumni, and student members of the institution's fraternities and sororities on a basis of mutual interest, understanding and helpfulness;
To help create an atmosphere where ideas and issues can be discussed openly across Greek lines and to help work out solutions.

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Panhellenic Council

President: Alexis Leggett
Advisor(s): Brooke McBride
Purpose: The Northwest Panhellenic Council is the administrative and governing body that unites all five sororities.

Phi Beta Lambda

President: William Trout
Advisor(s): Lisa Bishop
Purpose: The purpose of PBL is to provide opportunities for post-secondary students to develop  vocational
competencies for business and office occupations and business teacher education.  PBL is  an integral part of
the instructional program and in addition promotes a sense of civic and personal responsibility.

The specific goals of PBL are to:
  Develop competent, aggressive business leadership.
  Strengthen the confidence of students in themselves and their work.
  Create more interest in and understanding of American business enterprise.
  Encourage members in the development of individual projects, which contribute to the improvement
of home, business, and community.
  Develop character, prepare for useful citizenship, and foster patriotism.
  Encourage and practice efficient money management.
  Encourage scholarship and promote school loyalty.
  Assist students in the awareness of occupational goals.
  Facilitate the transition from school to work

Phi Delta Theta

President: Matt Fritsch
Advisor(s): Leslie Chandler; Jeff Nickerson
Purpose: Phi Delta Theta was organized with three principle objectives: The cultivation of friendship among its members, the acquirement individually of a high degree of mental culture, and the attainment personally of a high standard of morality.
 Council Affiliation: Interfraternity Council

Phi Mu

President: Caitlin Wenrich
Advisor(s): Amy Nally
Purpose: "To lend to those less fortunate a helping hand.
To think of God as a protector and guide of us all.
To keep forever sacred the memory of those we have loved and lost.
To be to others what we would they would be to us.
To keep our lives gentle, merciful and just,
Thus being true to the womanhood of love.
To walk in the way of honor, guarding the purity of our thoughts and deeds.
Being steadfast in every duty small or large.
Believing that our given word is binding.
Striving to esteem the inner man above culture, wealth or pedigree.
Being honorable, courteous, tender,
Thus being true to the womanhood of honor.
To serve in the light of truth avoiding egotism, narrowness, and scorn.
To give freely of our sympathies.
To reverence God as our Maker, striving to serve Him in all things.
To minister to the needy and unfortunate.
To practice day by day love, honor, truth.
Thus keeping true to the meaning, spirit and reality of Phi Mu."
 Council Affiliation: Panhellenic Council

 Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia

President: Parker Worden
Advisor(s): Dr. William Richardson
Purpose: To provide a common brotherhood for outstanding men in the field of music, and to promote music both on campus and in our community.

 Phi Sigma Kappa

President: Jeremy Meyer
Advisor(s): Doug Russell
Purpose: To Promote Brotherhood, Stimulate Scholarship, and Develop Character.
 Council Affiliation: Interfraternity Council

Phillips Leadership Team

President: Brian Murray
Advisor(s): Steven Steinman
Purpose: Through improving the hall, providing events and activities for its residents, and involving ourselves in RHA and all its endeavors, the Phillips Leadership Team is committed to serving the residents of Phillips Hall.

Philosophy Club (Phi Sigma Tau)

President: Taylor Cayce
Advisor(s): Dr. Richard Field
Purpose: The objects of the Society shall be: (1) to serve as a means of awarding distinction to students having high scholarship and personal interest in philosophy; (2) to promote student interest in research and advanced study in this field; (3) to provide opportunities for the publication of student research papers of merit; (4) to encourage a professional spirit and friendship among those who have displayed marked ability in this field; and (5) to popularize interest in philosophy among the general collegiate public.

 Pi Omega Pi

President: Madeline Newman
Advisor(s): Dr. Nancy Zeliff 
Purpose: To foster high ethical standards in business and professional life among teachers of business.

Political Science Club

President: Hannah Young
Advisor(s): Dan Smith
Purpose: The mission of the Northwest Missouri State Political Science Club is to promote political awareness though multiple outlets such as forums and speakers in a place where all opinions can be discussed openly, to foster professional development for students interested in political science and public administration.

 Pre-Dental Club

President: Kelsey Lopez
Advisor(s): Peter Adam; Kelsey Bowlin
Purpose: The purpose of the organization is to:
a.To provide a forum for education about dental school and the application process.
b.To provide a support group for those who are interested in exploring dental school as a form of continuing education and dentistry in general.
c.To create networking opportunities amongst dental school faulty and club members.
d.To provide volunteer and service opportunities to help the greater community.

 Pre-Health Occupations Club

President: Brian Geraghty
Advisor(s): Dr. Gretchen Thornsberry
Purpose:

The mission of the organization is to help promote knowledge and skills to students who are interested in pursuing careers in the health field.

 Pre-Law Society

President: Gail Bauler
Advisor(s): Dan Smith 
Purpose:

Our priority is to provide Northwest students with support needed in pursuit of law school acceptance and success.  We will achieve these objectives through regular informational meetings, trainings, and special events relating to these objectives.

 PRomo Communication Agency

President: Taylor Hartong
Advisor(s): Dr. David Shadinger
Purpose:

Promo is a student –run communications agency that is primarily structured with PR Practicum and Advanced PR Practicum courses. These courses couple academic coursework with practical, hands-on applications to provide students with a comprehensive learning experience in public relations and promotions.

Psi Chi

President: Cameron Moore
Advisor(s): Dr. Linda Sterling, Dr. Jennifer Pratt-Hyatt
Purpose: Honor Society for Psychology/Behavioral Science Students, used for grad school prep and research purposes.

Psychology/Sociology Society

President: Jacob Peace
Advisor(s): Dr. Roger Neustadter; Dr. Kyoung-Ho Shin
Purpose: The purpose of Psychology/Sociology Society is to learn more about Psychology and Sociology in a fun, academic environment.

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Random Acts of Kindness Club

President: Kimberly Meinke
Advisor(s): Leslie Murphy; Kenna Johnson
Purpose: To build self-esteem and raise school moral by showing every person at our university that he or she can make a difference and is appreciated.

Residence Hall Association

President: Dustin Romans
Advisor(s): Meghan Davis; Michael Miller 
Purpose: RHA is a student-run organization dedicated to promoting involvement and leadership among the campus community. Serving as a voice for all residents, RHA provides leadership opportunities and is a catalyst for change, ensuring student engagement for all active participants.

Roberta Hall Improvement & Building Wide Programming Board

President:
Advisor(s): Emily Zahasky
Purpose: The Hall Improvement & Building Wide Programming Board exists to make improvements to the hall and put on building wide programs to help meet the needs of the residents.

Russian Club

President: Alyssa Roberts
Advisor(s): Dr. Curt Richardson
Purpose: We aim to expand the understanding of Russian traditions, culture, and history. The language will be utilized in understanding Russian society and social norms. We offer an open forum for all people interested in these and related activities to participate.

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Science Fiction Society of Northwest

President: Nicholas Lazen
Advisor(s): Wayne Chandler
Purpose: To provide an opportunity for people interested in or curious about science fiction—regardless of their level of experience with it—to read, watch, and discuss substantive examples of the genre

S.T.A.T.S

President: Micah Davis
Advisor(s): Margaret Sebastian
Purpose: Our purpose is to encourage inner city youth to pursue a four year college degree.

Shirtless Bearcats

President: Keaton Payne
Advisor(s): Jason Sack 
Purpose: Section 1.The purpose and responsibility of this organization shall be as follows:
A.To produce a positive and enthusiastic environment at athletic games through various forms of body-painting.
B.To lead the student sections in building a loud atmosphere with cheers and chants for our Bearcat teams.
C.To promote school pride in the NWMSU and Maryville communities.
D.To promote sportsmanship in all its forms.

Sigma Alpha

President: Tasha King  
Advisor(s): Kelsey Bowlin; Callie Mullins
Purpose: The objective of Sigma Alpha shall be to promote its members in all facets of agriculture and to strengthen the bonds of friendship among them. It is the purpose of the members to strive for achievement in scholarship, leadership, and service, and to further the development of excellence in women pursuing careers in agriculture.

Sigma Kappa

President: Kathryn Woolery
Advisor(s): Allison Hoffmann
Purpose: The purpose of Sigma Kappa Sorority is to provide women lifelong opportunities and support for social, intellectual, and spiritual development by bringing women together to positively impact our communities.
 Council Affiliation: Panhellenic Council

Sigma Phi Epsilon Fraternity

President: Zach Corbett
Advisor(s): Scott Nielson
Purpose: To set our members up for success while enrolled in the University and after graduation.
 Council Affiliation Interfraternity Council

Sigma Sigma Sigma

President: Bailey Hoerning
Advisor(s): Marcy Roush
Purpose: Sigma Sigma Sigma will provide exceptional experiences that will empower women to change the world.
 Council Affiliation: Panhellenic Council

Sigma Society

President: Molly Williams
Advisor(s): Allison Hoffmann; Casey Abington
Purpose: A sisterhood that serves Northwest Missouri State University and the community through community service.

Sigma Tau Delta (English Honor Society)

President: Michael Evans
Advisor(s): Brenda Ryan
Purpose: Sigma Tau Delta honors English majors, minors, and writing minors who achieve a 3.0 GPA in English and an overall GPA of 2.8.  In addition to recognizing these students the organization promotes scholarship and fellowship.  Activites include round table discussions with faculty and members, creative writing workshops, and the yearly book sale.  Also, members have the opportunity to submit critical and creative work for presentation at the annual national convention.

Sigma Tau Gamma

President: Austin Okorn
Advisor(s): Kathryn Donovan
Purpose: The purpose of this Fraternity is to promote the welfare of its members as provided in the Constitution, and the Laws of the Fraternity. It shall endeavor to promote the highest ideals of manhood, brotherhood and citizenship according to the Principles of the Fraternity. It shall uphold the tradition and ideals of the institutions in which its collegiate members are students.

S.I.S.T.A.H. (Spiritually Involved Sisters Together Achieving Harmony)

President: Tiffany Scantlebury
Advisor(s): Steve Bryant
Purpose:

To create a safe place for women to have discussions. To serve as a mentoring program for incoming freshman. To help empower girls to become strong women.

Soccer Club

President: Maximilian Malldorf
Advisor(s): Joachim Bayo; Tracy Hoza  
Purpose: To provide an opportunity for students of Northwest Missouri State University to further and promote the progressive development of the sport of soccer through organization, training and education; to organize a soccer team to compete and participate in soccer; to promote the progressive development of the sport of soccer through the establishment and development of youth programs; to receive gifts, legacies, and donations from and source, to be used solely to promote the health, welfare and recreation of the Northwest Missouri Soccer Club membership through the organization of this club for the development of the sport of soccer.

Society of President's Scholars

President: Kara Huen
Advisor(s): Dr. Jenny Rytting
Purpose: Our purpose is to present two academic events each year. The first is the Last Lecture series which gives a professor a chance to give a lecture to an audience on anything they would like. The other is an academic symposium to celebrate the works of Northwest students.

South Complex Forum

President: Brenna McLeod
Advisor(s): Aimee Rea; Ashleigh Easton
Purpose: The South Complex Forum exists to make improvements to the hall and put on building wide programs to help meet the needs of the residents.

 Spirit & Truth Gospel Choir

President: Micah Davis
Advisor(s): Margaret Sebastian
Purpose: We minister to the people of Maryville, Mo as well as surrounding cities.

S.T.A.N.D.S (Students Taking Action at Northwest for Developing Sustainability)

President: Brianna Harbison
Advisor(s): John Viau
Purpose: Reach out to fellow students to make sustainability part of their life-long learning.

St. Jude's Up til Dawn

President: Kylie Niichel
Advisor(s): Anthony Mittan
Purpose: Up 'til Dawn is a nationwide student-led philanthropic program in which college students raise funds for awareness of St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. Students participate in a year of online fundraising that culminates with the Big Event, an all-night challenge that brings all participants together.

Student Activities Council

President: Emily Chowdhury
Advisor(s): Anthony Maly
Purpose:

To provide a variety of entertainment for multiple types of interests through the academic school year. Events include lectures, late night events, concerts, comedians, and other special events.

Student Affiliates of the American Chemical Society

President: April Logemann
Advisor(s): Dr. Michael Hull; Mohammand Meziani
Purpose:

 

Student Ambassadors

President: Alaina Balano
Advisor(s): Jeremy Waldeier
Purpose: The Northwest Ambassadors are leaders in the campus community who are dedicated to representing the Northwest campus and Mabel Cook Admissions and Visitors Center. The Northwest Ambassadors are a select group of students who provide campus tours and assist with Green and White Days. With a love and enthusiasm for Northwest, the Northwest Ambassadors are here to serve you during your campus visit.

Student Dietetic Association

President: Carla Swoboda
Advisor(s): Kelli Wilmes; Karen From
Purpose: To further the education and awareness of nutrition within the community, to guide our students to achieving their collegiate and future dietetic goals, and to promote a healthy lifestyle.

Student Missouri State Teachers Association (SMSTA)

President: Caitlin Rosenkrans
Advisor(s): Virgil Freeman
Purpose: To provide information on the benefits of an organization.

Student Senate (91st)

President: Cody Uhing 
Advisor(s):  Matt Baker;  Bob Dewhirst 
Purpose: The Mission of the Student Government Association (SGA) is to act as a unified body,advancing the interests and general welfare of every student. The SGA represents each student and serves as a liaison amongst students, the University, and the community.

Suite Squad

President: Rachel Kendall
Advisor(s): Michael Miller
Purpose: To serve the programming and improving needs of the Tower Suites Residence Hall

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Tau Kappa Epsilon: Delta-Nu Chapter

President: Maxwell Sollars
Advisor(s): Matt Johnson
Purpose: To continue the tradition of Tau Kappa Epsilon at Northwest Missouri State University.
 Council Affiliation: Interfraternity Council

To Write Love on Her Arms

President: Nicole Schroeder
Advisor(s): TBD
Purpose: To inform people of the prevelence of depression, self-injury, suicide, and other health related issues. The rates for these issues are astonishing for college aged people. We exist to get the message out that you, your friend, your family member or whom ever it may be is not is not alone.

TOMS Campus Club

President: Cheyanne Kopera
Advisor(s): Aimee Rea
Purpose: To promote interest in TOMS shoes and conscience consumerism. To provide fellowship among students and faculty. To represent the student needs and wants in regards to TOMS shoes and conscience consumerism. To provide a forum for the presentation of innovative ideas to benefit the University community, Maryville, Northwest, and TOMS shoes.

Tower Yearbook

President: Kelsey Schriver
Advisor(s): Steven Chappell; Leslie Murphy
Purpose: We capture the heart and soul of the year at Northwest Missouri State University via print, video and online as an archive for students, faculty, staff, alumni and the community for years to come.

Tri Beta

President: Mary Nuernberger    
Advisor(s): Dr. Karen Schaffer       
Purpose:

The Purpose of Beta Beta Beta Biological Honor Society shall be to function as an honor and professional society for students of the biological sciences.

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United States Institute of Theatre Technology (USITT)

President: Victoria Campbell
Advisor(s): TBD
Purpose: To introduce students to the national professional organization.

University Players

President: Megan Friend
Advisor(s):
Purpose: University Players is a performance based organization aimed at improving the acting skills and understandings of theatre artists and performers.

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Veterans Association

President: Jonathan Sielaff
Advisor(s): Dr. Mark Corson
Purpose: The purpose of the Northwest Student Veteran's Association is to provide veterans and active duty, National Guard, and reserve service members the opportunity to easily transition into the academic and social life of the university to contribute to a successful college experience.

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Wellness Advocates For Healthy Lifestyles (WAHL)

President: Alicia Clark
Advisor(s): Christina Incontro
Purpose: Educate students how to achieve and maintain a healthy lifestyle.

Provide life-skills training to assist students in making healthy life choices.

Encourage students to play a unique, effective role in encouraging their peers to consider, talk honestly about, seek professional advice, and develop responsible habits and attitudes toward alcohol and drugs, tobacco use, body images, sexual health, healthy relationships, stress management, financial wellness, and diversity.

Wesley Student Center

President: Joseph George
Advisor(s): Gina Bradley
Purpose: Offering the Caring Spirit of Christ to the university, community, and world by supporting each person to become a whole in life's journey.

Whovians United

President: Hannah Leach
Advisor(s): TBD
Purpose: To promote interest in the British television program Doctor Who, and its spinoffs; to provide fellowship among students and faculty; and to provide a forum for the presentation of innovative ideas to benifit of the University community.

Wrestling Club

President: Daniel Jennings
Advisor(s): Nikki Hackett
Purpose: The purpose of the Northwest Wrestling club shall be: (1) to develop the amateur wrestling skills of Northwest students and faculty/staff, (2) to provide the opportunity for intercollegiate competition in the National Collegiate Wrestling Association (3) to promote the sport of wrestling in Maryville and Northwest Missouri, (4) to provide a positive environment for students to develop their minds and bodies. The Northwest Wrestling club is not affiliated with the National Collegiate Athletic Association or the Northwest athletic department.

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Y

Young Americans For Liberty

President: Jacob Fisher
Advisor(s): Dr. Benny S Collier
Purpose: The mission of Young Americans for Liberty (YAL) is to identify, educate, train, and mobilize youth activists committed to "winning on principle." Our goal is to cast the leaders of tomorrow and reclaim the policies, candidates, and direction of our government.

Young Democrats

President: Shane Steeley
Advisor(s): Daniel Smith
Purpose: We, the full time undergraduate students of Northwest Missouri State University, serving as the University’s official Young Democrats organization aiming to bring together a group of students to converse in any and all politics dealing with the Democratic Party.

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Zeta Phi Beta

President: Kyriana Foster
Advisor(s): Steve Bryant
Purpose: These ideals are reflected in the sorority's national program for which its members and auxiliary groups provide voluntary service to staff, community outreach programs, fund scholarships, support organized charities, and promote legislation for social and civic change.