What is a Registered Student Organization?
Students at Fort Lewis College have the right to form, join and participate in groups that promote common interests. Fort Lewis College considers this type of assembly to be essential to a student’s development and a cornerstone of their educational experience.
Registered Student Organizations (RSOs) are groups whose membership is comprised mainly of full-time students at FLC, as well as faculty, staff or individuals from the community. Only full-time FLC students may serve as officers and have controlling interest in the organization. RSOs may be academic and career related, cultural, faith-based, service, and interest specific.
RSOs are affiliated with, but not official units of FLC. RSOs must agree to abide by all College regulations and establish their affiliation with the College on an annual basis via the RSO registration process administered by ASFLC and the Financial Allocation Board (FAB).
Please browse through our Registered Student Organizations using the links below. For more information please contact The Leadership Center in SU 171 or (970) 247-7394(970) 247-7394.
All People's Lodge
All People's Lodge (APL) focuses on cultural revitalization through oral traditional ”sweat lodge” participation, enabling neighboring Native nations to hold-tribal specific-sweat ceremonies for female & male participants. APL will mediate the process of ensuring: respect for the sweat lodges (Female & Male), the acquisition of outside-tribal specific-sweat leaders, maintaining lodge grounds, safety of participants, etc.
President: Shawn Rico, email@example.com
Advisor: Joey Dell, firstname.lastname@example.org
FLC American Association of Petroleum Geologists (AAPG) Student Chapter
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 the 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 membership; to provide the public with means of recognition of adequately trained and professionally responsible petroleum geologists; and to advance the professional wellbeing of its membership. We also provide a means of contact with the geological profession both inside and outside of academia.
President: Josh Adams, email@example.com
Advisor: Gary Gianinny, firstname.lastname@example.org
American Indian Science and Engineering Society (AISES)
The FLC AISES organization is a diverse group of individuals whose purpose is to promote Native Americans in the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) fields, and to provide networking opportunities at National and Regional AISES Conferences.
President: Luke Hullinger, email@example.com
Advisor: Elizabeth Mason, firstname.lastname@example.org
The FLC Anthropology Club helps students explore all anthropological subfields. We encourage the fun of learning by going on educational adventures, hosting riveting events, and leading in depth discussions on a variety of anthropological topics. Through these activities, we wish to bring together FLC, Durango and the surrounding communities, and all surrounding cultures in the pursuit of expanding anthropological thought and understanding.
President: TJ Trump, email@example.com
Advisor: Dr. Kathleen Fine, FINE_K@fortlewis.edu
ASFLC (Associated Students of Fort Lewis College) Student Government
ASFLC and its subcommittees are a governing body of students that make decisions related to funding for all other RSOs. Members are representatives of the student body of Fort Lewis College and act as liaisons between the student population and the College itself. Every student at the college is technically a member of ASFLC, however, separate membership requirements are listed for senator, court, and executive positions.
President: Scott Greenler, firstname.lastname@example.org
Advisor: Mark Mastalski, email@example.com
The Astronomy club is a new club striving to build a community of amateur astronomers of all levels. Learning with your peers is essential in building a greater understanding of the universe in which we live. All are welcome in participating that have a common interest in collectively learning.
President: Garrison Linn, firstname.lastname@example.org
Advisor: Dr. Charles Hakes, Hakes_C@fortlewis.edu
Ballet Folklorico de Durango
Ballet Folklorico de Durango is a dance group that embraces Hispanic culture through dancing traditional Mexican Folklore. We want to provide opportunities for students to learn how to dance and perform these traditional dances both on- and off-campus. We also want to provide opportunities for students to travel around the United States and Mexico to learn different styles of Folkloric dancing from different regions of Mexico through workshops. All students can join regardless of ethnicity or skill.
President: Ciara Carey, email@example.com
Advisor: Shirena Trujillo-Long, firstname.lastname@example.org
The Bee Club is an RSO designed to give students the opportunity to learn and practice bee keeping. The club currently has three honey bee hives located on campus and club members have ample opportunity to work hands on with the bees. Bee keeping is an important and quickly growing form of urban agriculture that promotes healthy hives, healthy gardens, and healthy lives. The main goal of the Bee Club is to educate students on the importance of honey bees to our food system; as well as inspire students to become bee activists and bee keepers.
President: Hallie Venaglia, email@example.com
Advisor: Rebecca Clausen, Clausen_R@fortlewis.edu
Beta Alpha Psi
Founded in 1919, Beta Alpha Psi is an honor organization for finance and accounting majors. There are over 300 chapters on college and university campuses with over 300,000 members initiated since Beta Alpha Psi's formation. The primary objective of Beta Alpha Psi is to encourage and give recognition to scholastic and professional excellence in the business information field.
President: Shane Saginak, firstname.lastname@example.org
Advisor: Chris Lyon, Lyon_C@fortlewis.edu
Buffalo Council addresses Native American student retention by promoting the agenda of Indigenous cultures, issues of sovereignty, cultural preservation, a safe environment, and a quality education at Fort Lewis College.
President: Patrick Burtt, email@example.com
Advisor: Elizabeth Mason, firstname.lastname@example.org
The Fort Lewis College Chemistry Club is an organization that strives to bring together students who are interested in chemistry by performing informative, but exciting weekly demonstrations, community-oriented events, and many other activities. Our primary objective is to display a perspective of chemistry that is intellectually stimulating, but at the same time entertaining and enjoyable for students from all disciplines.
President: Spencer Huffman, email@example.com
Advisor: Bill Collins, firstname.lastname@example.org
Chess Mates exists to bring individuals together to experience all things chess.
Chess Master Zero: Ryan Seamus Royer, email@example.com
Advisor: Curtis Elifritz, firstname.lastname@example.org
We are a Christian club in a non-church setting. We meet on Tuesday nights and discuss topics selected by students on a conversational level, brining our many different backgrounds and viewpoints and working through Biblical answers in a loving community.
President: Aleksander Trbovich, email@example.com
Advisor: Whitney Gonzalez, firstname.lastname@example.org
Club Del Centro
Club Del Centro is a multicultural student-led organization that focuses on promoting Latino culture through the means of food, social, and educational events. We will meet in the El Centro office on the ground floor of the Student Union.
President: Danielle Lucero, email@example.com
Advisor: Shirena Trujillo Long, firstname.lastname@example.org
Creative Collective is a group of student artists who are in pursuit of furthering their lives in art. We are the official art club of FLC.
President: Aaron Berg, email@example.com
Advisor: Chad Colby, firstname.lastname@example.org
Fort Lewis Country Club
The Fort Lewis Country Club is a tennis and golf club where urban sophistication meets Fort Lewis tradition. At the Fort Lewis Country Club, members become friends and have experiences that are cherished for a lifetime. Our commitment is to help create lasting memories for years to come.
President: River White, email@example.com
Advisor: Felicia Meyer, firstname.lastname@example.org
Dance Co-Motion is a student run organization designed around the shared passion and interest of dance. Many styles are brought to the group including ballet, lyrical, hip-hop, belly dancing, and much more. All levels of dance experience are welcome. Our main focus is to provide dance for enjoyment. Students choreograph pieces and put on a show, which brings a large crowd, at the end of every semester. It's a great way to get involved on campus and be a part of the community! Discover friendships and new dance styles with Dance Co-Motion!
President: Stephanie McKenney, email@example.com
Advisor: Anne Berg Pattillo, firstname.lastname@example.org
The Dine Club is a group open to all students seeking enrichment in Dine culture and language. The club seeks to expand Dine cultural exposure on campus through both cultural and language revitalization. The club offers insight into Dine vocabulary, Dine history, kinship, government, etc., through a harmonious approach of relearning and sharing Dine philosophy and cultural practices.
President: Oliva Duncan, email@example.com
Advisor: Majel Boxer, firstname.lastname@example.org
East Africa Service Project
EASP helps raise funds for the Kilimanjaro Childrens Joy Foundation (KCJF) in Boma N'Gombe Tanzania.
President: Patrick Feeney, email@example.com
Advisor: David Kozak, KOZAK_D@fortlewis.edu
Engineers Without Borders
We are a group of volunteer faculty members, students and community partners who share the belief that everyone in the world has certain basic rights such as a right to safety, a right to the resources needed to feed and care for their family, a right to clean water and others. We believe that it is important for us to use our gifts to help others realize these rights.
President: Ashley Garcia, firstname.lastname@example.org
Advisor: Don May, email@example.com
Environmental Center (EC)
The Fort Lewis College Environmental Center is a 22-year strong campus organization committed to the future of both our planet and the people living upon it. We work towards these goals by first identifying areas on campus or in our community that are ripe for positive change and then providing FLC students with the opportunity to become the agents of that change through project management, engagement, or participation. In turn, through the training, development, teamwork, and leadership required to develop and actualize project concepts, EC students become the passionate, skilled leaders and citizens that our society will require post-graduation.
Coordinator: Rachel Landis, firstname.lastname@example.org
An organization devoted to promoting dialogue and activism around issues of inequality, including but not limited to Gender Equality, Marriage Equality, Racism, Classism, Environmental Protection and Fair Trade.
President: Dana Mastangelo, email@example.com
Advisor: Nancy Stoffer, firstname.lastname@example.org
The mission of the Fort Lewis College Life-Line is to provide a safe haven for pro-life students, while equipping them with the knowledge, courage, and opportunity to defend the preborn. As a club, we hope to advocate for parents on campus, present and future, as well as console those who have undergone or are considering abortion; compassionately, selflessly, and without judgment.
President: Emily Sandner, email@example.com
Advisor: Justin McBrayer, firstname.lastname@example.org
FLC Wild promotes education, awareness, and hands-on conservation stewardship of wildlands and wildlife among FLC students and the surrounding community. We aim to build a group which enjoys and respects nature with a strong commitment to an ecologically conscious, resilient future which respects the vast diversity of life on earth. Join us for opportunities to get out, work hard, and get WILD!
Coordinator: Lionel Di Giacomo, email@example.com
Advisor: Lee Frazer, firstname.lastname@example.org
We plan and discuss disc golfing activities.
President: James Pritchett, email@example.comA
dvisor: Jake Epps, firstname.lastname@example.org or Jay Dougan, email@example.com
the flow club is for any type of meditatifve flow art, as in poi, hula hoops, devil sticks, slacklines, and any other type of toy. We want to gather to play together and teach each other techniques and whatnot.
Ninja Mystic: Kevin Peterman, firstname.lastname@example.org
Advisor: Deb Walker, email@example.com
Fort Anime is a club centered around Japanese animation and other related subjects.
President: Donovan Cazier, firstname.lastname@example.org
Advisor: Michele Malach, email@example.com
Front Row Artistries
We would like to bring a collaboration in the Fine Arts such as theatre, film, music and dance to the Community of Fort Lewis COllege and Durango in a fun and exciting way.
President: Leslie Insell, firstname.lastname@example.org
Advisor: Ginny Davis, email@example.com
Open to both geology majors and non-majors, the purpose of the Geology Club is to support interests in the geosciences via field trips, events, guest speakers, and community outreach.
President: Sara Holden, firstname.lastname@example.org
Advisor: Kim Hannula, email@example.com
Healthcare Professions Club
The Healthcare Professions Club will concentrate on coordinating volunteer opportunities, providing preparation materials for entrance exams, scheduling guest speakers, and organizing healthcare discussions.
President: Michael Glade, firstname.lastname@example.org
Advisor: Shere Byrd, email@example.com
Images Literary Arts Magazine
Images is a literary arts organization dedicated to promoting fine arts within the college and local community. The annual magazine is a forum for creativity, which gives students an outlet to publish works of literature, photography, and art.
Editor: Jaimee Souder, firstname.lastname@example.org
Advisor: Shawn Fullmer, email@example.com
The Independent (Indy) is a student-managed news organization that strives to provide relevant news and information to the student community through its news magazine, website, social media, and video production. The Indy provides students the opportunity to gain real-world experience with producing news content.
Editor-in-Chief: Trevor Ogborn, firstname.lastname@example.org
Advisor: Leslie Blood, email@example.com
The International Club seeks to bring international and American FLC students together to encourage diversity and cultural awareness. Club members attend optional events aimed to help students make the most of their time at FLC and meet fellow students.
President: Emma Kurfis, firstname.lastname@example.org
Advisor: Scott Miller, email@example.com
KDUR, volunteer-powered community radio, creates a bridge between Fort Lewis College and La Plata County, by offering diverse music, alternative news, and local public affairs programming. KDUR provides educational and training opportunities in a professional setting for Fort Lewis College students and community members.
Station Manager: Bryant Liggett firstname.lastname@example.org
Master Plan Ministries
Master Plan Ministries is a non-denominational Christian ministry at FLC that seeks to provide every student with a loving and accepting atmosphere where they can experience Christ's life-changing message, grow in their individual strengths and develop the greatest friendships of their lives. We offer Christian fellowship and personal growth opportunities, as well as leadership development and mentorship programs.
President: Nicole O'Hara, email@example.com
Advisor: Gordy Herrick, firstname.lastname@example.org
The Fort Lewis College Meditation Club aspires to allow students to explore divinity, self-realization, and spiritual awareness through meditation in a safe and healthy environment. We intend not only to help our members in their personal growth and exploration of these modalities, but also to facilitate a relaxation and integration process that can be beneficial physically, emotionally, mentally, and spiritually. We bring guest speakers to the weekly group, practice various forms of meditation, and hope to promote a more peaceful world through self-transformation. It is our mission to improve the happiness and health of the Fort Lewis College students and staff, as well as Durango community members and beyond.
President: Lionel DiGiacomo, email@example.com
Advisor: Judy Austin, firstname.lastname@example.org
National Association for Music Eduction (NAfME)
National Association for Music Education (NAfME), among the worldΓÇÖs largest arts education organizations, is the only association that addresses all aspects of music education. NAfME advocates at the local, state, and national levels; provides resources for teachers, parents, and administrators; hosts professional development events; and offers a variety of opportunities for students and teachers. The Association orchestrates success for millions of students nationwide and has supported music educators at all teaching levels for more than a century.
President: Kyle hollerbach, email@example.com
Advisor: Charissa Chiaravalloti, firstname.lastname@example.org
Native American Honor Society
We are dedicated to providing a place for like-minded scholars to join and give back to the community while maintaining academic excellence. We recognize and promote academic achievement and superior scholastic ability among undergraduate Native American Students.
President: Natalie Joe, email@example.com
Advisor: Adam Beals, firstname.lastname@example.org
Native American Outdoor Club
The NAOC is enthusiastic about providing educational outdoor adventure opportunities to the Native and non-Native student population of Fort Lewis College. Through adventure activities, the NAOC strives to influence cross-cultural teachings while providing opportunities for students to become proficient in activity specific skills.
President: KeNeda Randall, email@example.com
Advisor: Joey Dell, firstname.lastname@example.org
We are a community of Native Nations students who laugh together, love Jesus, and love our people and traditions.
President: Shane Largo, email@example.com
Advisor: Doug Hunderman, firstname.lastname@example.org
Fort Lewis College Newman Club reaches out to the Fort Lewis, Durango and wider communities through service and development in the Catholic faith. We provide leadership opportunities and training within the club and we foster Christian spiritual, social and intellectual growth among FLC students, facility, staff and the Durango community as a whole.
President: Tim Riddell, email@example.com
Advisor: Anne McCarthy, McCarthy_A@fortlewis.edu
Pakour and Ninja Warrior Club
Fort Lewis Parkour and Ninja Warrior Club is designed to coach and train participants in the movement art of parkour and the popular physically challenging show known as Ninja Warrior. Through fun and challenging workouts and obstacle courses, participants can push themselves physically and mentally towards attaining their personal goals. Parkour and Ninja Warrior Club is open to all Fort Lewis students, faculty, staff, and surrounding area residents.
President: Renae Dambly, firstname.lastname@example.org
Advisor: Molly Turner, email@example.com
Pejuta Tipi Society
Pejuta Tipi Society purpose is to encourage, promote and educate Natives and Non Native students alike about Indigenous spirituality through the expression of beliefs and ceremonial activities. Our goals is to provide assistance for Fort Lewis College students in need of holistic healing and maintaining spirituality on behalf of Native American Church Ceremonial ways.
President: Marquel Begay, firstname.lastname@example.org
Advisor: Joey Dell, email@example.com
The purpose of this organization is to promote the art of percussion to the public and to share our love for music. We come together to play music at local schools and venues around town to help people understand and appreciate drumming as an art form. Additionally, we hope to send students to the Percussive Arts Society International Convention in October/November every year.
President: Kyle Hollerbach, firstname.lastname@example.org
Advisor: Jonathan Latta, email@example.com
Strive for deeper thought and knowledge about the world
President: Livie Crawford, firstname.lastname@example.org
Advisor: Dugald Owen, email@example.com
Physics and Engineering Club
The FLC Physics & Engineering Club is a Registered Student Organization encompassing the experimentation and exploration of various topics in physics and engineering. Open to anyone interested in understanding the physical word in a casual and fun format. This club can be a stepping stone, or a platform to those interested in developing skills necessary to succeed in an ever increasingly technological world.
Chief Operations Officer: Jonathan Sochia, firstname.lastname@example.org
Advisor: Billy K Nollet, email@example.com
Political Science Club
The Political Science Club is an organization open to anyone that is interested in politics, debate, and enriching conversations that deal with the political atmospheres around the world and in history. One of the main purposes of the club is to educate the campus on events that are happening around the world by having open debates and organizing speaking events featuring: political figures, professors, and members of the community.
President: Melba Njenga, firstname.lastname@example.org
Advisor: Yohannes Woldemariam, email@example.com
PRISM: A Queer- Straight Alliance
PRISM is FLC's only Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer and Questioning (LGBTQ) club. We welcome any student both LGBTQ or Ally! Our mission is provide a fun and safe environment for LGBTQ and allied students. We have many fun and exciting and fun events throughout the year. We meet at the Gender and Sexuality Resource Center in Reed Library, to the left of the Fish Bowl. All are welcome and we are looking forward to great year!
President: Lucas Matney, firstname.lastname@example.org
Advisor: Nancy Stoffer, email@example.com
This club is open to all majors. We are looking for students to join who are interested in expanding their career opportunities for post graduation, and take part in fun and educational activities around campus.
President: Eliza Morrison, firstname.lastname@example.org
Advisor: Ava Santos, email@example.com
This organization is a Pueblo Society, bringing students together to learn about the ways of Pueblo Life and the similarities and differences in the Pueblos. It is also a way to bring the "home away from home" atmosphere here to the campus.
President: Mariah Gachupin, firstname.lastname@example.org
Advisor: Yvonne Bilinski, email@example.com
Recreational Leadership Club
Recreational Leadership Club provides opportunities for members to learn and to develop strong leadership skills. Recreational Leadership Club specializes in providing Fort Lewis College students, faculty, and staff members with productive and fun events designed with the campus community in mind. With the money that we raise, we send members to professional conferences to further their experiences and knowledge within collegiate recreational services.
President: Cody Christianson, firstname.lastname@example.org
Advisor: Brandon DenHartog, email@example.com
Residents On Campus Association
The Residents on Campus Association (ROCA) is a student organization aiming to create the best residential experience possible here at Fort Lewis. We are dedicated to improving the residence hall experience, promoting a positive, substance-free living and learning environment and being a resource for those living on campus.
President: Luke Knudsen, firstname.lastname@example.org
Advisor: Hilary Brenneman, email@example.com
Rooted is a college Christian ministry for anyone and everyone looking to grow in their faith. We are a community of friends that do a lot of activities together throughout the week and help each other through life. We take several outdoor trips each month. Our leadership development, worship, small groups, and outdoor adventures happen just about every day. Check out our website for more information.
President: Tanner Church, firstname.lastname@example.org
Advisor: Josh Mietz, email@example.com
FLC SACNAS (Society for Advancing Hispanics/Chicanos & Native Americans in Science, is part of the national SACNAS organization, devoted to helping underrepresented students in natural and behavioral sciences to pursue an advanced degree, career and leadership positions within their field.
President: Shawnee Begay, firstname.lastname@example.org
Advisor: Theresa Rodriguez, email@example.com
Society of Business Leaders (SOBL)
The purpose of SOBL is to foster the study of business while networking with businesses in the local community. Scholars from departments campus-wide are encouraged to discover the benefits of business professionalism.
President: Luke Prince, firstname.lastname@example.org
Advisor: John Gadbois, email@example.com
We are a group of students committed to social justice and engaging with the community with programs such as the Grub Hub Food Pantry, Lending Library, guest speaker events, and providing a space and resources for students to learn more about the social issues affecting our community and world and how to take action in beneficial, meaningful, and effective ways.
President: Colin Clausen, firstname.lastname@example.org
Advisor: Rebecca Clausen, Clausen_R@fortlewis.edu
Student Athletic Training Association
The SATA is for students interested in the athletic training profession. We provide medical assistance for Fort Lewis College student-athletes and the community. In addition, we work to spread the awareness of the health profession through volunteering in the community. We have weekly meetings and a yearly trip to the Rocky Mountain Athletic Trainers Association Symposium to continue our knowledge of the field and improve our clinical practice.
President: Julia Villani, email@example.com
Advisor: Wayne Barger, firstname.lastname@example.org
Student Union Productions (SUP)
We serve as the student programming board that represents the diverse interests of the Fort Lewis College student body. SUP seeks active student involvement through both participation in planning and attendance at events. We are responsible for producing a variety of special projects, larger events and cultural and educational programs to enhance the FLC experience.
Administration Chair: Danielle Lucero, email@example.com
Advisor: Elizabeth Roberts, firstname.lastname@example.org
Fort Lewis Taekwon-Do is a club designed to help educate members in the martial art of Taekwon-Do. Members can gain and grow their knowledge of Taekwon-Do by participating in work outs, seminars, and tournaments. Fort Lewis Taekwon-Do Club is open to all Fort Lewis College students, faculty, staff, and surrounding area residents.
President: Cory Patterson, email@example.com
Advisor: Patrick Fredricks, firstname.lastname@example.org
Vegetarian/Vegan Society/Animal Rights Association
The FLC Vegetarian Society/Animal Rights Association is open to all levels of activism, volunteering, positive change, advocacy, and/or anyone who is curious about becoming vegetarian/vegan or who is even mildly interested in human and animal rights!
President: Carly Holcomb, email@example.com
Advisor: Sarah Roberts-Cady, firstname.lastname@example.org
To provide Veterans and their families with a sense of camaraderie that was a part of everyday military life. Also, to give the Veteran student a place to go for assistance in acclimating to student life after the military.
President: Lynn Iron, email@example.com
Advisor: Terry Hobbs, firstname.lastname@example.org
Wanbli Ota means Many Eagles in the Lakota language. We are a student-run, non-profit organization at Fort Lewis College. Our goal is to promote cultural diversity on campus as well as in our surrounding communities. Our events happen throughout the school year. Anyone is welcome to join Wanbli Ota! We look forward to meeting you.
President: Kaylyn LeClaire, email@example.com
Advisor: Yvonne Bilinski, firstname.lastname@example.org
Water Justice Project
The members of the Water Justice Project (WJP) aim to increase water literacy to our fellow junior peers on the FLC campus. Water is involved in almost everything we do and care about, so lets learn about the implications of efficient (or inefficient) uses of water. The group seeks to build bridges with peers from every department on campus, reflecting the values of a liberal arts education.
Director: Maram Ashe Alawi, email@example.com
Advisor: Erik Juergensmeyer, firstname.lastname@example.org
Wellness Peer Advisory Council (WellPAC)
The Wellness Peer Advisory Council is a student-led health & wellness organization aimed at promoting healthy choices among FLC students. WellPAC reaches out to the campus through a humanistic approach, aiming to meet students where they are at with their physical, social, and emotional health. Through educational programs, small groups, outreach efforts and peer consultations using Motivational Interviewing techniques, WellPAC hopes to provide resources for students that will support them to be happy, healthy, and successful FLC students!
President: Carly Marceau, email@example.com
Advisor: Kendra Gallegos Reichle, firstname.lastname@example.org
Women in Science
The Fort Lewis Women in Science Club focuses on the advancement and support of women in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) disciplines. We aim to raise awareness of the challenges presented to women seeking degrees and careers in the sciences. We hope that our club will provide necessary encouragement, instill confidence in women and promote the healthy expression of each woman's authentic self. By participating in outreach, we intend to provide role models for future generations of female scientists.
President: Margo Paces, email@example.com
Advisor: Aimee Morris, firstname.lastname@example.org