M State Student Organizations and Activities

Check out the following list of great organizations you can participate in while you're attending Minnesota State Community and Technical College. Students who get the most out of college are the ones who involve themselves in campus activities and student life. Developing and sharpening your leadership skills is a vital part of your college career and taking an active role on campus is an excellent way to realize your leadership potential.

If you don't see it on the list, your favorite organization or club can be just a few steps away. You can establish a student organization at M State by completing a two part process: getting approval by your campus student senate and approval by your campus student services dean.


Anime & Manga Club

Fergus Falls

Special interest group surrounding Japanese cartoon club.



Fergus Falls

The Fergus Falls campus has a strong tradition of exciting, successful athletic teams. The college is a member of the Minnesota College Athletic Conference (MCAC) and Region XIII of the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA). Mens athletic teams represent the college in football, basketball, golf and baseball. Womens teams compete in softball, volleyball, golf and basketball. Athletic competition includes teams from Minnesota, South Dakota, North Dakota, Michigan and Wisconsin.

Business Professionals of America


Business Professionals of America is a national career and technical student organization that serves students enrolled in business programs. The mission of BPA is to contribute to the preparation of world-class workforce through the advancement of leadership, citizenship, academic and technological skills. Members are involved in leadership, community service projects at the local level, and competitions at the state and national levels.

Cultural Activities Can Touch US

Fergus Falls & Moorhead

The CACTUS student organization is designed primarily to celebrate diversity on campus. All students are welcome to participate.


Campus Crusade for Christ

Fergus Falls

Campus Crusade for Christ provides regular opportunities to study and discuss the Bible, worship and pray, all in a group setting, which also provides opportunities for fellowship, encouragement and spiritual development among members.

Carpentry Club



Circle K

Fergus Falls

Circle K is an international collegiate service organization that promotes fellowship, leadership and volunteer service. M State's Circle K engages students in volunteer activities throughout the community while providing leadership and management training to members. Sponsored by the two local Kiwanis chapters, Noon Kiwanis and Otter Risers, Circle K members also have the opportunity to work side by side with community leaders and mentors in the Kiwanis family.

College Ambassadors

Fergus Falls & Moorhead

Ambassadors is an organization whose purpose is to represent and promote M State. Students have the opportunity to develop and strengthen their leadership, communication public relations and organizational skills.

Criminal Justice Association


The Criminal Justice Association is primarily for those students who are interested in the criminal justice program.

Delta Epsilon Chi (DEX)


DEX offers opportunities for students pursuing careers in marketing, management and entrepreneurship. Students develop and enhance job-related skills in leadership, communication and networking through competitive events and partnering with businesses and through civic involvement. Conferences are held each year to encourage development in leadership, career development, community service and professionalism.

International Association of Administrative Professionals


The IAAP Student Chapter Program serves as a venue to introduce students to professional organizations as administrative assistants. IAAP's purpose is to provide information, education and training and to set standards of excellence recognized by the business community on a global perspective. A student must be enrolled in at least one course in the business curriculum to join a Student Chapter or to join IAAP as a student member.

Intramural Athletics

All Campuses

Each semester the College offers sports and activities such as baseball, football, basketball, bowling, softball, table tennis, darts, racquetball, volleyball and tennis, plus others as interest dictates.

Music Organizations

Fergus Falls

The Concert Choir, Voice Ensemble, Area Chorale, and the Jazz Ensemble provide excellent opportunities for participation in vocal and instrumental music. One semester credit is given to students enrolled in these group activities and in private vocal or instrumental lessons. Approximately 20 scholarships are awarded to participants in music groups each year.

Mu Alpha Theta

Fergus Falls

International mathematical honor society. Students who have completed at least one mathematics course at or above the College algebra-precalculus level are eligible.

Organization of Creative Writers


This organization's purpose is to gather and share ideas to promote creativity in a respective and supportive manner. This organization is open to all M State students.

Phi Theta Kappa

Fergus Falls, Detroit Lakes and Moorhead

Phi Theta Kappa is the national honor society for two- year colleges. The Fergus Falls chapter, Omicron (Tulice), was chartered in 1966.The Detroit Lakes chapter, Beta Pi Psi, was chartered in 2008.


Philosophy Club

Fergus Falls

The M State Philosophy Club is designed to instigate intellectual curiosity through philosophically-oriented conversation and thought. The club fosters an informal atmosphere where students may discuss a wide variety of issues, figures, and movements. The club is student-driven and open to all students.


Associate Degree Nursing Student Organization

Fergus Falls

Students currently enrolled in the associate degree nursing program are members. This organization promotes student activities, both professional and social, for its members.

Practical Nursing Organization

Fergus Falls

Students currently enrolled in the practical nursing program are members. This organization promotes student activities, both professional and social, for its members.


Detroit Lakes, Moorhead, Wadena

SkillsUSA is the official organization of vocational education. It is open to all students enrolled in education throughout the world and is intended to develop an appreciation for the world of work. Competition in SkillsUSA is on both state and national levels.


Student American Dental Hygienists' Association


SADHA is composed of students of the Dental Hygiene program. This organization promotes the art and science of dental hygiene, represents the common interests of the members of the dental hygiene profession and contributes toward the improvement of the oral health of the public.

Student Human Resources Organization


SHRO is a co-curricular organization designed to acquaint students considering a future in business within the field of human resource management and/or labor relations. Students increase their knowledge of new developments in the human resource field and develop leadership and content competencies through interaction with human resource professionals and participation in college and community events. SHRO is a chartered student organization with the Society for Human Resource Management. Students are able to join the society for Human Resource Management as student members, allowing further development of their professional skills.

Students in Free Enterprise

Fergus Falls

Students in Free Enterprise is an organization dedicated to the preservation of America's free enterprise system.

Student Senate

All Campuses

The Student Senate is the students' voice with the administration, faculty and the Minnesota State College and Universities system, promoting the needs and concerns of the students and the College.

Last modified: April 24th, 2012 at 02:57pm