Student Organizations

Student Organizations

MIPS provides time, space, and resources to students so that they can create a nurturing, expressive, and supporting environment among themselves and with the greater St. Kate's community. Explore the current MIPS student organizations below.

Is an organization missing? Start one by contacting Contact Chuayi V. Yang ( at 651.690.6138.

Asian Women's Association (AWA)

The St. Catherine University Asian Women's Association is a networking organization for Asian women. The Asian Women's Association represents the interests of Asian students, educates and promotes awareness of Asian cultures and issues.

Contact Linda Lee ( for more information.

Meetings occur every other Thursday from noon-1 p.m. in the St. Mary's Lounge on the St. Paul Campus.

Black Student Association (BSA)

The Organization promotes understanding of the past, present, and future problems and needs of black students at St. Catherine University, as well as the black community.

Contact Carolyn Jackson ( for more information.

Meetings occur Wednesdays from 4:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. in the Student Org Center of the Coeur de Catherine (CdC) on the St. Paul Campus. 

Latina Student Association (LSA)

Las Hermanas provides a system of support for Latina students, brings greater awareness of issues concerning Latina students, and offers service to the broader Latina/o community in the Twin Cities.

Contact Cristina De La Cruz ( for more information.

Meetings occur Wednesdays from 5 p.m. - 6 p.m. in the Student Org Center of the CdC on the St. Paul Campus. (Occasionally the meeting place is changed due to crowding, check your email for updates).

International Students Organization (SCISO)

SCISO is open to all students at St. Catherine, but is specifically organized by and for international students. SCISO is a coalition group for International students at St. Kate's. It encourages respect and understanding for cross-cultural and international backgrounds. SCISO also encourages support from American students who are interested in learning more about other cultures. SCISO activities include Dandia, International Potluck, African Night, and International Education week.

The purpose of SCISO is:

  • to promote cultural awareness in the college community,
  • to provide socio-cultural support to its members,
  • to advocate for and represent members' concerns,
  • to provide social and educational programming.

Contact Norah Hoff ( for more information.

Meetings times vary, but they occur in the student conference room (behind the MIPS office) in the CdC on the St. Paul Campus.

Muslim Student Association (MSA)

MSA provides a community of support, services, activities, and interaction to all Muslim students at St. Kate's. MSA sponsors Ramadan Awareness Day. They host a dinner and a fast-a-thon, sponsor a speaker, and coordinate a food drive. Learn more »

Contact Sia Vang ( for more information.

Meetings occur Thursdays from 12:30 p.m. -1:30 p.m. in the Abigail Q. McCarthy Center for Women in the CdC on the St. Paul Campus.

Women of Color

Women of Color celebrates and fosters an appreciation of diversity through the creation of a safe and supportive environment. The group strives to educate themselves, the community and sisters of all ages. It aims to provide a system of support for students of color and to actively deal with issues relevant to women of color. Women of Color also works to bring about a greater awareness of the diverse cultures that exist in and outside of the college community. Women of Color serve as positive role models to St. Kate's and the surrounding community, and strive to be Women of Excellence. Women of Color sponsors clothing drives, hosts spoken word events, and holds potlucks.

Contact Rebecca Roepke ( for more information.

Meetings occur in the MIPS Lounge (CdC 280) on the St. Paul Campus.

Multicultural Circle

The Multicultural Circle is an informal discussion group which meets weekly on the Minneapolis Campus and gives students an opportunity to talk about current issues and programs, and any concerns they might have. The MC Circle provides students with space to explore and develop their voice and see what they have in common as well as appreciate their cultural diversity. The social gatherings are informal. Come join the fun and conversation.

Contact Coventry Cowens ( for more information.

Meeting times vary, but they occur in the MIPS Office Lounge (121 Old Main Building) on the Minneapolis campus.