CLUBS & ORGANIZATIONS
Bismarck State College provides students with several choices for out of the classroom activities. Participating in campus activities will help enhance your time at BSC as well as help you participate in the college community. . . .
Student Government Association
Advisors: Heather Sheehan - 224-5465
Norm Betland 224-2554
SGA Officers 224-5635
SGA is a great way to meet new people, get involved around campus, and earn an enrichment credit. The meetings are open to everybody. The purpose of the Student Government Association is to provide representation to the students of Bismarck State College in order to voice student concerns, assist in student activities and to represent the students of Bismarck State College at the meetings of the North Dakota Student Association. Officer positions are elected each year as well as Senators. Each club also has a representative that sits on the board.
Advisor: Karen Bauer - 224-5522
The Mystician is the student newspaper written by BSC students every month. All students are welcome to join the staff, submit articles, ideas, cartoons, or photographs. The editor and assistant editors receive scholarships from the BSC Foundation. Stop by the office on the third floor of Schafer, room 315.
Student Clubs and Organizations:
Bismarck State College Postsecondary Agriculture Students - BSC PAS
Advisor: Craig Kleven - 224-5409 - Craig.Kleven@bismarckstate.edu
BSC PAS provides opportunities for individual growth, leadership and career preparation in agriculture. BSC PAS members participate in North Dakota and National Postsecondary Agriculture Student Organization (NPAS) conferences and activities. BSC PAS membership is open to all part-time or fulltime enrolled BSC students.
Advisor: Dr. John Darling - 224-5444
Concert Band fulfills the enrichment requirement for graduation and is open to all students. Performance groups include Jazz Ensemble and Pep Band, as well as Brass & Woodwind Ensembles. Student may also elect to study privately or to pursue their interest in music education. The band presents a concert each semester and travels during the second semester to designated high schools in the surrounding area.
Advisor: Andrew Miller - 224-5438
Concert Choir, which fulfills an enrichment requirement for graduation, is open to all students. Students audition to join Chamber Choir; auditions are held for section placement. In December the choir participates in the BSC Choir Festival, which brings a nationally known choral director to conduct BSC students and an honor choir of high school students. The Festival culminates with the performance of a major choral work. Choir members also participate in the college's spring musical. Each year the choir tours high schools and travels to points of interest such as Winnipeg, Regina, Minneapolis, or Omaha. Students on recent tours attended professional performances, such as Evita, Good Night Desdemona, Good Morning, Juliet, State Fair, and The Magic Flute.
Advisor: Tony Musumba
The Campus Crusade Club is an internationally affiliated club that offers an opportunity for students to gather, meet new people and fellowship. Campus Crusade provides outreach opportunities in the community too.
Advisor: Dan Rogers - 224-5530
Drama Club offers students a creative outlet, theatrical and social involvement. Club members work on theoretical productions as well as present and direct their own dramatic productions. The club takes an annual trip to the week-long American College Theater Festival in January and participates in student-directed spring plays.
Engineering Club members take field trips to power plants, local engineering firms, and the engineering schools at the University of North Dakota and North Dakota State University. Students may also attend local meetings of the National Society of Professional Engineers.
Advisor: Mike Myers - 224-2594
The Energy Club spreads health, happiness, and prosperity to the community. Members participate in and help organize events on campus and community service projects;such as organizing blood drives on campus and enhance relationships with the energy field.
GSA CLUB (Gay Straight Alliance)
Advisors: Kitty Netzer - 224-5613
The GSA Club's primary goal is to provide a safe, respectful and supportive environment for Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender, and Questioning (GLBTQ) students, faculty, staff and their allies, on the campus of Bismarck State College and in the Bismarck-Mandan and surrounding communities. The group is a student-run organization open to people of all sexual orientations.
Advisor: TBD - 224-5455
Intramurals are a fun way to stay fit, get exercise, and meet other students. The flexible program alternates flag football, softball, tennis, basketball, and a cross country fun run depending on the time of the year. All are open to both men and women.
PHI BETA LAMBDA (PBL)
Advisor: Karen Nathe - 224-5502
PBL is the collegiate division of FBLA. PBL's purpose includes leadership, strengthening confidence, developing good working relationships within the community and encouraging community service. Membership is open to any BSC student who is enrolled in or has completed at least one business-related course. Members attend the State Leadership Conference held in the Spring and the National Leadership Conference held in June. Students participate in events that are business, computer and other skills.
PHI THETA KAPPA (PTK)
Advisor: Kevin Cavanagh - 224-2611
Phi Theta Kappa is the two-year college national honor society. The local BSC chapter is named Kappa Omicron. The purpose is the promotion of scholarship, the development of leadership and service and the cultivation of fellowship among qualified students. Membership is restricted to candidates completing 12 or more credit hours at BSC leading to an associate degree and having a minimum GPA of 3.50.
Advisor: Henry Riegler - 224-5549
This is a great opportunity for students interested in seeing a side of Psychology that isn't provided in the usual classroom lecture or laboratory.
Advisor: Buster Gilliss - 224-5512
The major varsity sports played by BSC teams are volleyball, basketball, and baseball. Students also compete in golf. The Mystic athletic teams have excelled in all areas and have won National Junior College Athletic Association regional championships. Many Mystic athletes have been selected to All-State, All-Conference, All-American, and Academic All-American teams. Anyone is welcome to try out for any sport.