Clubs and Activities

There are plenty of ways to get involved at Mount Mercy! Join a club, music ensemble, or athletic team to connect with your classmates and gain leadership experience. Want to relax? Enjoy a number of popular events and campus traditions.

Make the most of your college experience

Mount Mercy has 30+ student organizations, engaging events, and plenty of opportunities to keep you busy. Life isn’t all work and no play, after all—indulge in your interests while making valuable, lifelong connections. 

Clubs and student organizations



Career & Pre-Professional 
Law & Politics Club Joselyn Hildebrand
Investment Club Cristina Villalobos
MMU Association of Nursing Students Jaelin Berger
Psychology Club Diego Sequeda Marcano
Science Club Rylee Capesius
Social Work Organization Janelle Rozendaal


Art & Design Club Elsa Gustafson
Begging for Mercy (Improv) Jolynne Schnebbe
Bread Club Eric Heitland
Gaming Club Devin Muresan
Honors Club Emily Buckingham
M2AP Board Liza McGrane
Musical Theater Club Robby Holmes
Diamond Painting Club
The Bandana Project
Student Team Activities n' Games (STANG)


Black Student Union April Perry
Council for Student Athletes Evan Hall
Emmaus Elyse Keffer
International Club Kelly Da Moura Semedo
Gen 1 Tonya Kramer
LGBTQ+ Alliance Lucy Rood and 
Jayde Watznauer-Chapman
Somos MMU Miguel Sola


Leadership & Service
MMU Dance Marathon Ally Greving and Ruth Jennings
Environmental Community Organizers (ECO) Erin Gauger & Candice Williams
Enactus Hailey Stewart
Mustangs Unleashed Conner Allender
Student Government Association Amelia Frimml


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Campus traditions

Every college student needs a stuffed animal! The Build-A-Critter event is open to all students to build their own stuffed animal to help them get through the rest of the semester. This popular event is a student favorite and attracts a line hours before it starts, but students use their time in line to play games, study, work on homework, or catch up with each other.

Homecoming is held the fourth week of September every year and is a time to celebrate our MMU pride! Campus is covered in blue and gold while events are hosted each day of the week. Some signature homecoming events include the pep rally and late night breakfast, student organization and athletics competitions, glow night, and more!

Stress Buster Week happens each semester during the week before finals. During this stressful time, Student Engagement and many of our student organizations host fun activities to help students de-stress. Previous stress buster events have included a petting zoo; massages and facials; candy bar, donut, and coffee giveaways; wellness and de-stress goodie bags; and more!

The glamor is turned up as the University Center is transformed into a mini-Vegas, with gaming tables and students and staff decked out in their most outrageous outfits. A lucky few opt for the joy of a quick Vegas-style wedding while others find out how low they can go!

The Welcome Back Bash is a time for all new and returning students to come together and kick off the beginning of a new school year! Expect an amazing band, good food, inflatables, tie-dye, s’mores at the firepit, a dunk tank, and more.