Campus Life  
   

Registered Student Organizations (RSOs): Academic Honorary, Professional Development

 
AED/Pre-Health Club
Alpha Epsilon Delta
Alpha Kappa Delta
Aquinas Chemistry Society (ACS)

Arabic Language and Culture Club

Association of Supervision and Curriculum Development (ASCD)

Athletic Training Club

Business and Accounting League (B.A.L)
Communication Club
Early Childhood Education Club
Geo Club
German Club
History Club
Insignis Honor Club
Lambda Iota Tau (LIT Club)
Le Club Francais
Math Club
National Biology Honors Society (Beta Beta Beta)
Philosophy Club
Political Science Club (POLIS)
Pre Law Club
Psychology Club
Social Entrepreneurs Club
Spanish Club
Student Nursing Association
Enactus
Tech Club
 
AED (Alpha Epsilon Delta)/Pre-Health Club
President: Rebecca Shineldecker rrs003@aquinas.edu
Aquinas College is home to the Michigan Zeta Chapter of Alpha Epsilon Delta, the Premedical Honor Society. We will be maintaining our affiliation with this society in order to allow our student members to join this Honor's Society with all other members having the benefits of a Pre-Health Club available to them at Aquinas College. AED was founded in 1926 by Dr. Jack Montgomery at the University of Alabama and the Michigan Zeta Chapter was chartered at Aquinas College in 2002. Michigan Zeta supports a variety of activities on and off-campus to benefit Aquinas pre-health students. These include:  organizing volunteer activities, sponsoring speakers to address topics of interest to students preparing for careers in health care, taking trips to tour local medical schools and staging practice exams for students preparing for the Medical College Admission Test (MCAT), Graduate Record Examination (GRE), Dental School Admissions Test (DAT), and others.  
 
Aquinas Chemistry Society (ACS)
President: Marissa Saladin mns002@aquinas.edu
The Aquinas College Chemistry Society is a Student Chapter of the American Chemical Society. Each year, the group sponsors educational, professional, and social activities for chemistry students and the whole Aquinas community. Interested students should contact any of the officers or any chemistry faculty member to find out when the next meeting will be held. Aquinas students may also check out our Course Connect page for information, upcoming events, and opportunities for participation.
 
Arabic Language and Culture Club

President: Rachel Lanczak  rml002@aquinas.edu

To help others to gain insight into and enjoy the Arab culture by hosting inclusive, informational, relevant events on campus and in the community. To raise awareness over social and political issues relating to Arab people abroad as well as in the United States. Here and lastly to gain knowledge and appreciation of the Arabic language.

 
Association of Supervision and Curriculum Development (ASCD)
President: Molly Pelak  mrp002@aquinas.edu
To inform those in the field of education about the newest and most effective ideas related to teaching and learning.
 
Athletic Training Club

President: Luke Hawley lrh001@aquinas.edu

The purpose of the student athletic training club is to offer students the chance to interact and become comfortable with each other, to introduce them to current athletic training staff and alumni, and most importantly provide the best learning opportunities through study tables and special events.
 
Business and Accounting League (B.A.L)
President: Michelle Szczap  mas004@aquinas.edu
Founded in 2000, the Business and Accounting League seeks to build a bridge between the academic and career worlds. The League focuses on programs to complement and add to classroom experiences. League officers determine the year's programs, so there is a real emphasis on offering events that help participants understand what they need to successfully launch their careers.  The League sponsors a variety of activities throughout the academic year. Past programs have included forums on investment advice, buying real estate, resume preparation and effective interview skills, career wardrobe, and dining etiquette. Many alums have lent their expertise and served as presenters at the forums. There is usually a pizza dinner in the fall to kick off the school year and a Christmas holiday lunch with faculty. The group takes at least one road trip to a local employer each semester to get the insider's perspective on various aspects of the organization. Steelcase, AutoCam, and the Amway Grand Plaza have been popular destinations.
 
Communication Club
President: Alyssa Frese  amf007@aquinas.edu
Our mission is to advance students' understanding and knowledge of the academic communication field.
 
Early Childhood Education Club
President: Kaila Nietering kaila.nietering@aquinas.edu
The purpose of this organization is to advocate for children who have no voice of their own and for members to gain additional information on early childhood education.
 
Geo Club
For students interested in environmental and geographic issues, speakers, and volunteer events.
 
German Club

President: Bettina Mulligan  bmm003@aquinas.edu

 
History Club
President: Joe Vojtko  jev001@aquinas.edu
The history club is a dynamic organization devoted to promoting historical literacy and to facilitating interaction between students and faculty. In short, we have fun while enhancing historical awareness. The activities of the history club are open to all Aquinas students, and you do not have to be a history major or minor to become an active member of the club. Involvement in the club is highly recommended for students pursuing careers in education or public history.
 
Insignis Honor Club
Advisor: Michelle DeRose  derosmic@aquinas.edu
The Insignis Program has a proud history of excellent undergraduate education, offering high-achieving students academic challenges that encourage them to rise to their intellectual potential. The program also provides cultural and social enrichment activities at little or no cost to members.  Insignis students have earned a well-deserved reputation as student leaders at Aquinas College. Frequently named recipients of the College’s top awards because of their success in the classroom paired with their extensive community service, program members impress Aquinas faculty, graduate schools, and future employers with their broad range of achievements.
 
Lambda Iota Tau (LIT Club)
President: Elisira Auchter eaa002@aquinas.edu
The purpose of Lambda Iota Tau, an international association of local chapters, shall be the recognition and promotion of excellence in the study of literature, all languages.
 
Le Club Francais
President:  Victoria Krolikowski/Hillary Najor
The purpose of this club is to promote learning about the French language, culture, history, and people.
 
Math Club
President: Devin Ryan  djr003@aquinas.edu
A group that provides information on careers in math and hosts math oriented activities.
 
National Biology Honors Society (Beta Beta Beta)
President:  
National Biology Honors Society that promotes scholarship in the biological sciences through a variety of activities.  Beta Beta Beta (also known as Tri-Beta) is the national honor society for the biological sciences. Beta Beta Beta was established as the biology honor society at Oklahoma City University by Frank G. Brooks in 1922. The society began expanding into a national one in 1925 when Dr. Brooks joined forces with faculty at several other colleges in the Midwest. It is now represented at nearly 400 colleges and universities throughout the United States and Puerto Rico. The society seeks to promote scholarship in the biological sciences through a variety of social, educational and service-oriented activities.
 
Philosophy Club
President: Charles Hyde cah002@aquinas.edu
The Aquinas College Philosophy Club (ACPC) is an open forum for anyone interested in philosophy. From guest speakers to movies, discussions to games, Greeks to postmodernists, we cover it all. Stop by for one of our weekly meetings - every Thursday, 9:30 p.m., in Knape Hall - to learn more, contribute, and/or join the club. We welcome all opinions and perspectives, and encourage reasonable discourse whenever possible; we strive to share the analytical benefits of philosophical thought to everyone interested.
 
Political Science Club (POLIS)
President: Sean Briggs smb002@aquinas.edu
Students have opportunities to engage in scholastic and fun activities such as Model United Nations, Model Arab League, sponsor speakers from across the political spectrum and watch cool movies. The Political Science Club has a tradition of sponsoring fun afternoons or evenings watching then debating the material in films such as We Were Soldiers, Dr. Strangelove, The Manchurian Candidate, Apocalypse Now, Hearts and Minds, and Schindler's List to name only a few.
 
Pre Law Club
President:  Brandon Herirter  bh003@aquinas.edu
Providing opportunities to students considering the legal profession.
 
Psychology Club
President: Felipe Trevino ft001@aquinas.edu

A student-run group open to any student interested in Psychology or psychological topics.

Advantages of Club Membership:  Mentoring from other students, Psych-related field trips and speakers, Inside track to the department, Leadership opportunities, Increased visibility to faculty, Participation to list on résumé, Social events, And much more!
 
Social Entrepreneurs Club
President: Christopher Eggenberger cwe001@aquinas.edu

The purpose of this student organization is to give the students of Aquinas an opportunity to collaborate with their fellow student's to make their ideas a reality. Members will start their own businesses and will own their ideas with no fear of copyright infringement. Every business must raise the standard of living of their clients whether it is saving them time or, improving their quality of life. It will be strongly encouraged that each business will contribute to the overall account of the Social Entrepreneur's club fund to help future start ups. The money will be used to fund new projects decided by all of its members.

 
Spanish Club
President: Veronica Ranville vlr001@aquinas.edu
The Aquinas College Spanish Club is to be a venue for students interested in Spanish language and culture. The Aquinas College Spanish Club will allow students to learn, practice, and explore Spanish through a variety of events, activities, and volunteer opportunities in the greater Grand Rapids community.
 
Student Nursing Association
Their purpose is to learn from, and contribute to, the field of nursing through personal and professional opportunities.
 
Enactus
President:  Elizabeth Ochs  emo001@aquinas.edu
SIFE, Students In Free Enterprise: Active on more than 1,500 college and university campuses in 40 countries, SIFE Teams are improving the quality of life and standard of living for millions of people around the world.
 
Tech Club

President: Katie Hinkle  keh003@aquinas.edu

To provide students of Aquinas College an opportunity to share their thoughts and views on computers and other branches of study closely tied to computers. Enriched by the computer field and views of other students, special speakers, and technological experts. The club also seeks to spark computational interests in laypersons who my not regard themselves as computer inclined.