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 
Future Educators Club Ashlyn Hotchkiss
Investment Club Nick Limbert
MMU Association of Nursing Students Camila Murillo
Psychology Club Brandi Witt and Kristen Miller
Science Club Adan Rivas
Social Work Organization Claire Jones and Gabriel Kelley
Students in Human Resource Management (SIHRM) Abbey Smith


Begging for Mercy (Improv) Owen Bovenmyer
Bread Club Eric Heitland
Chess Club Joshua Lauer
Crochet Club Marianne Fanning
and Kaedence Galvan
Gaming Club Joshua Lauer and Sean Aschenbrenner
Honors Club Jack Manders
M2AP Board Myah Shipley
Musical Theater Club TBD
Diamond Painting Club
Table Tennis Club Douglas Fofano
Student Team Activities n' Games (STANG)


Black Student Union Houston Hamlett
Communter Club Kristina Glackin
Council for Student Athletes (CSA) Kaitlin Hotchkiss
Emmaus Brian McGrane
Gen 1 Nasharia Patterson and Tyra Jackson
LGBTQ+ Alliance Jayde Watznauer-Chapman and MaKenna Breuer


Leadership & Service
Mustangs Unleashed Conner Allender
Student Government Association Amelia Frimml
The Bandana Project Mason Herron


More to explore

Learning Beyond the Classroom

Take advantage of leadership, mentorship, and study programs.

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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.