Get involved outside of the classroom.

Students in the commons area.


Connect with others.

Getting involved outside of the classroom reinforces and expands the learning that takes place in the classroom. Your sense of belonging as a student at Saint Paul College is directly linked to the time you spend exploring your own passions and interests. Student organizations and interest groups create a space for you to further develop those interests and to explore new ones, while also connecting with your peers.

Community Unity Event

The Diversity Real student group will be hosting a Twin Cities community event at Saint Paul College (235 Marshall Ave) on Wednesday, November 8th, 11am-2pm. The event is an opportunity for community organizations to showcase jobs, internships, resources & products they have available to students and campus community. Proceeds from this event go to support group activities and education. Community organizations can pay the event tabling fee below.


Our current groups and organizations.

Student Organizations & Interest Groups

American Sign Language Interpreters Association

The mission of the ASL Interpreting Association is to enhance the learning experience of all ASL students, interpreting students and Deaf peoples regardless of their background in ASL to help spread deaf awareness to Saint Paul College. The club will also provide social opportunities to interact with members of the Deaf community to improve one’s level of sign language skills and cultivate appreciation and deep respect for Deaf culture. This association is open to all students who are interested in learning about American Sign Language and Deaf culture.

Molly Peters
ASLS Instructor

Book Club – Interest Group

Book Club’s goal is to create a safe environment for students who enjoy reading and conversing about relevant topics of interest.

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Diversity REAL

Our purpose is to explore, reflect, advocate for, and be a voice of the diverse student population at Saint Paul College through cultural awareness and education, advocacy of student issues, & innovative thinking that produces solutions for students. We intentionally look for opportunities to build and enhance connections on our school campus as well as in the community. We are open and welcoming to all students that would like to engage in building unity and understanding on campus and in our community.

Quentin James
Tutoring Center

Gamers Group

An organization that wants to create a community where students can share a common interest with games, and/or compete in tournaments/competitive gaming similar to sports.

Kiara O’Reilly

Gender Empowerment & Diversity in STEM

We want to empower women & Non-binary People in STEM by making a community at saint Paul College. We want to share a common interest & Support each other in our different fields & Career Goals, Especially since women, non-binary people, gender, and queer people are under-represented in STEM.

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Global Cultures Club

Foster a spirit of friendship and cooperation among all international and domestic students at Saint Paul College, promote social and cultural exchange between students and the community, and create understanding and appreciation for the variety and uniqueness of different cultures through an educational and cultural activities.

Isa Keller
English for Academic Purposes Program Faculty
Celia Martin Mejia
English for Academic Purposes Program Faculty

Math Club

To create a community for students who are interested in solving mathematical problems together and provide members with knowledge of increasing opportunities in the field of math. The club also competes annually in the American Mathematical Association of Two-Year Colleges (AMATYC) Student Research League. Welcome Video

Pamela Schumacher
UPT Engineering instructor

Myanmar Culture Club

Sharing sights of Myanmar culture with all students in the college and coordinating Myanmar students to resources. psychology and its role in their field!

Katherine Sivanich
Interim International Student Coordinator

PRISM Campus Alliance

PRISM stands for People with Pride Respecting Individuality and Sexuality through Mentoring. PRISM works to combat mistreatment and misconceptions of gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender (GLBT) individuals and their allies; raises awareness among students, faculty, and staff; improves visibility and provides support of GLBT individuals and their allies in the campus community.

Jess Cheney
Gender Based Violence Intervention and Prevention Coordinator

Psychology Club

Saint Paul College’s Psychology Club is a great place to meet with other fellow students who are psyched about Psych! The club meets to discuss their favorite topics from classes taken at Saint Paul College and ideas and studies brought up in texts, TV shows, and cinema. This club is eager to have students share their knowledge and ask questions in a peer learning environment. Stay tuned for guest speakers talking about psychology and its role in their field!

Stephanie Hazen
Psych Professor

Running Club

We are committed to wellness and fitness. We are inclusive of others and welcome all runners from different backgrounds.

Xiong Chang
Title IX Coordinator


SkillsUSA provides students with quality education experiences in leadership, teamwork, citizenship and character development. Students participate in a variety of social, community service and educational opportunities. Saint Paul College students also compete at local, state, and national competitions. Students compete in a wide range of areas that cover almost every discipline and program at Saint Paul College. Our chapter of SkillsUSA is consistently recognized for excellence. Contact Student Life

Perry Franzen
Instructor Carpentry
Tom Hillstead
Instructor Cabinetmaking Wood Finishing Techniques

Honor Societies

Kappa Beta Delta, Alpha Beta Gamma Chapter

Kappa Beta Delta is an academic honor society for business majors at Saint Paul College. Eligible members will automatically receive an invitation to join KBD either in September or January via their Saint Paul College email account. There is a one-time membership fee of $40. Eligibility includes (but is not limited to) being enrolled in one of 60 business majors at the college, having completed at least 15 college-level credits, with 6 credits in their major, and having a GPA of 3.2 or higher.

Phi Theta Kappa, Beta Xi Alpha Chapter

Phi Theta Kappa is the international honor society of the two-year college. Eligible members will automatically receive an invitation to join either in September or January via their Saint Paul College email account and by regular mail. Eligibility includes (but is not limited to) being enrolled in an associate degree program; completing at least 12 credits of college-level coursework and obtaining a cumulative grade point average of 3.5. There is a one-time membership fee of $60.

Promeet Singh
Instructor, Business Programs

Common Questions

If you have a question and don’t see it listed, please contact Student Life or call 651.846.1659.

How do I start a student group?
We recommend that you contact Student Life to discuss the group you are interested in starting and learn about the process. You can formally start an organization or interest group by completing the New Student Group Form. All new student organizations must create a constitution which will serve as the official governing document for the organization. Please note that this document will be shared during your meeting with Student Life.

How do I get members to join my student group?
Many students ask members in their class or program if they’d like to be a part of a student group, especially if the group aligns with your academic focus. Students will post to @spcstudentlife on Instagram, table in the cafeteria, or poster aroudn campus. All student organizations are also required to send someone to the monthly Student Senate General Assembly.

How are student groups funded?
Groups are funded using student fees that are granted by Student Senate through a funding request process. They can also fundraise money using outside resources.

How do I find a student organization advisor?
That depends on what kind of student group you want to start. Student organizations are required to have an advisor, but interest groups are not required. If you were starting a Student Chefs Organization, asking faculty in the Culinary Arts Program could be a good start. However, there is no requirement your advisor have a formal connection to the purpose of the student group, only that they are a Saint Paul College staff or faculty member.

What are the responsibilities of a student organization advisor?
A complete list of responsibilities can be found in the Advisor Contract; however, their essential role is being a resource and guide for the group. They should attend all meetings and assist with setting group goals, planning activities, and act as a sounding board for other ideas or issues that may arise. Student Life provides training and resources for advisors in their efforts to support student groups. Contact with questions.

How do I join Phi Theta Kappa?
Phi Theta Kappa is the national honor society for two-year institutions. To be invited to the organization, you must have completed 12 consecutive college credits that count towards an AA, AS, AAS degree or diploma and have a cumulative GPA of 3.50 or higher. Invitations generally come at the beginning of each semester (after grades have been posted from the previous term) and will be sent from Phi Theta Kappa headquarters. Be sure to check you junk folder settings in case your inbox filtered out your invitation. If you have questions about eligibility, please contact Student Life.

What happens at a General Assembly?
The Student Senate President leads a meeting where students can share information, make decisions, or vote on issues relating to students. Student groups are required to have a presence at every General Assembly to remain in good standing. Student groups provide updates on recent activities and students serving on various college committees or work groups share information and ask for input regarding decisions being made that affect students. A typical meeting lasts for about an hour.