Student Organizations

Philosophy and Information

Student clubs and organizations at Gustavus Adolphus College provide the campus community with activities, programs, and resources that enhance the quality of student life. Students who participate in co-curricular activities are more likely to succeed at both personal and professional goals, develop leadership skills, form lasting friendships with peers and learn more about a chosen career field.

This growth is only possible when organizations promote Gustavus’ core values of Excellence, Community, Justice, Service, and Faith. Groups and individuals live these values by:

  • Supporting members’ physical, mental, and emotional wellbeing.
  • Contributing to members’ academic goals and successes.
  • Promoting civility and respectful treatment of one another.
  • Protecting members from manipulation, exploitation, or degradation of any nature.
  • Fostering relationships build on trust, acceptance, honesty, and mutual respect.

SPRING INVOLVEMENT FAIR: Tuesday, February 19th, 4-6:30pm in the Campus Center Banquet Rooms.Showcase your student organization, and find new involvement opportunities on campus. Organizations can reserve a table here. The spring involvement fair is open and encouraged for new spring organizations, as well!

NEW STUDENT ORGS: Complete the recognition application and online SLOT training by Friday, February 22nd.

Online SLOT Training

Contact Julianne Watterson (, 507-933-7597), Assistant Director of Campus Activities, for more information.