Clubs and Organizations

Bethany Activities Committee

Advisor: Renee Tatge | Student Leader(s): Jayde Thompson
BAC makes the fun happen on campus! Whether you have some great ideas for events, are good at organizing and party-planning, or are just willing to help make events happen, BAC is the place for you. Major events sponsored by BAC include Best Week Ever, Viking Cup, the Super Bowl Party, Spring Formal and many more!

Bethany Law Club

Advisor: Sara Edwards | Student Leader(s): Colby Taggert
Bethany's Law Club is for any student who is interested in a law-related career such as lawyer, paralegal, court administrator, police/corrections officer, and many others.  The Law Club takes several field trips throughout the year including trips to watch court proceedings, trips to law conferences and conventions, and many other exciting law-related activities.

BLC News

Advisor: Greg Vandermus | Student Leader(s): Anna Meyer
BLC News teaches the fundamentals of journalism and production. Students act as reporters and anchors to produce a campus news show. It is a great opportunity to learn the basics of daily news.

B.O.S.S. (Bethany Organization of Student Scientists)

Advisor: Eric Theiste | Student Leader(s): Alexa Alfred, Nicole Moldstad
The Bethany Organization of Student Scientists, or BOSS, is the science club on the Bethany campus. Members are typically majoring in mathematics, chemistry, or biology though all students are welcome. The group organizes science-related events including field trips and guest speakers. Past speakers have talked to students about graduate studies, medical school, and undergraduate research opportunities.

B-Town Drumline

Advisor: Benjamin Faugstad | Student Leader(s): Noah Battenfeld
The B-Town Drumline was founded by Benjamin Faugstad in 2004, and continues to be led by students to this day. It is an energy-packed ensemble made up of Bethany students who love to drum, regardless of prior experience. The B-Town Drumline rehearses on a weekly basis, and performs at games and other events throughout the year.

Business Club

Advisor: Andy Krueger | Student Leader(s): Nic Meyer
The Bethany Business Club exposes business students to the real world by providing opportunities for tours, speakers, and other events.

Center for Urban Teaching Club

Advisor: Carrie Pfeifer | Student Leader(s): Kayla Norris
The purpose of CfUT is to identify, prepare, and support potential urban teachers. Through the cohort on campus we will be exposing the students here to urban environments by traveling to urban schools and immersing ourselves in them.

Colleges Against Cancer

Advisor: Estelle Vlieger | Student Leader(s): Alexa Alfred 
(CAC) is a nationwide collaboration of college students, faculty, and staff dedicated to eliminating cancer by working to implement the programs and mission of the American Cancer Society.

Cross Terrain

Advisor: Ted Manthe | Student Leader(s): Alannah Menk
The Cross Terrain Sports Club is an organization which strives to promote adventure enthusiasm through outdoor experience. The organization provides a variety of outdoor recreational and sporting activities open to all students of Bethany. Activities include, but are not limited, to cross-country skiing, snow shoeing, road biking, mountain biking, hiking, climbing, trail running, and kayaking.

Fidelis

Advisor: Denice Woller | Student Leader(s): TBA
Fidelis students meet weekly as a class to learn the process of producing a yearbook. As the historical publication on campus, these students' work is viewed years down the road. Staff members write stories and put the work together on the pages sent to press. Being a part of the Fidelis is a great chance for students to learn about journalism, meet new people and also produce a body of work that could help them get a job in any field after graduation.

Inkwell

Advisor: Elizabeth Hornebar | Student Leader(s): Hannah Bockoven, Karee Henrich
Inkwell is a literary magazine that showcases creative writing and artwork by the Bethany community. Inkwell staff manages every aspect of production, from designing layout to organizing and reading submissions, and all students are welcome to submit work!

MSU Hockey Broadcast

Advisor: Greg Vandermus | Student Leader(s): Sarah Meilner, Tyler Voigt, Sam Shubert
Students learn the world of sports broadcasting through our partnership with Minnesota State hockey. 

Photojournalism

Advisor: Denice Woller | Student Leader(s): Jacob Stratton
Photojournalism students meet weekly as a class to learn about techniques used by professional photojournalists and to receive assignments for the student publications, as well as the BLC website. It is a great chance for students to meet new people, go to new events and see their work published.

Production Studio

Advisor: Greg Vandermus - Production Studio Manager | Student Leader(s): N/A
The production studio is a great place to learn about all things media related. Students get involved with campus shows to live sports broadcasting, as well as the many areas of postproduction such as video editing and motion graphics.

Psychology Club

Advisor: Jonathan Stadler | Student Leader(s): Jenny Thompson
The Psychology Club promotes activities that explore topics related to psychology, e.g. Game Nights, Movie nights, speakers, and Psychology Week.  Everyone who is curious about how and why people think, act, and feel the way they do, is welcome to join Psychology Club!

Scholastic Leadership Society

Advisor: Eric Woller | Student Leader(s): TBA
The Bethany Lutheran College Scholastic Leadership Society exists to recognize academic achievement, leadership, and citizenship among students at Bethany; to promote student leadership experiences; and to sponsor community learning activities in order to expand educational opportunities beyond the classroom.

Scroll

Advisor: Denice Woller | Student Leader(s): Tyler Voigt
Scroll students meet as a class every week to learn the processes undergone in a campus newspaper. It is a great chance for students to learn about journalism, to understand what it is like to work in a newspaper environment, meet new people as well as produce a body of work that could help get a job in any field after graduation.

Sigma Tau Delta

Advisor: Lars Johnson and Robert Hanna | Student Leader(s): Maureen Ragner
Bethany's chapter of the International English Honor Society strives to enhance its members interest in literature and writing and challenges them to help foster an understanding of the value of reading and writing in various settings and in the community.

Speech

Advisor: Jon Loging | Student Leader(s): Zeffie Woods
The Speech Team promotes the ability to speak with confidence and conviction.  The team competes in an average of 25 tournaments throughout the school year and has traveled across the country and internationally to compete. The Bethany Speech Team motto is “Take the Room!”  When you are speaking, everyone is there to listen to you. You have the power!

Stone Path

Advisor: Kurt Schrader | Student Leader(s): Carter Dahl, Elsie Abrahamson
Are you talented in making videos, graphic art, animation, web sites, or really anything with technology?  Do you want to get paid for these skills? Then Bethany's Stone Path Studios might just be a good fit.  Stone Path Studios as a career focused organization that allows you to use these skills on real projects while getting paid.

STORM

Advisor: Don Moldstad | Student Leader(s): Colleen Croy
S.T.O.R.M. (Serving Through Outreach, Relief, and Missions) serves to increase campus awareness of mission efforts, to support mission work of organizations affiliated with Bethany, and to better equip Bethany students to share the Gospel in their day-to-day lives and to develop as Christian servant-leaders.

Student Senate

Advisor: Ted Manthe | Student Leader(s): Karee Henrich
The purpose of the Student Senate is to represent the students in all matters of concern to the student body and to serve as a liaison between the students, faculty, staff and administration. It is actively involved in sponsoring a variety of social activities and convocations. Elections to the Student Senate take place every fall and spring.

The Bethany Social Society of Nerds

Advisor: Matt Reihl | Student Leader(s): Colleen Croy
The purpose of The Bethany Social Society of Nerds is to unite nerds from across campus and genres to make friends and share the things they love. Nerds unite!

The Center for Intercultural Development and Resources (CIDR)

Advisor: Jonathan Stadler | Student Leader(s): N/A
CIDR is a conduit for compassion, conversation, and comprehension between the various races, ethnicities, socio-economic, and regional backgrounds that are represented on our campus. CIDR raises awareness and appreciation of the diverse student populations, emphasizes the contributions of these diverse groups, and endorses a culturally diverse environment.

Ultimate Frisbee

Advisor: Don Moldstad | Student Leader(s): Josh Grove
Ultimate is an exciting, non-contact team sport played by dozens of students at Bethany. It mixes the best features of sports such as soccer, basketball, American football, and netball into an elegantly simple yet fascinating and demanding game. All students are invited to meet every Sunday at 3 p.m.

World Club

Advisor: Susan Harstad | Student Leader(s): TBA
Bethany’s World Club supports international students and sponsors a number of cross-cultural learning opportunities. We would love for you to come and be a part! World Club helps all students at Bethany to learn more about each other, including our cultures, backgrounds, and traditions.