Mercyhurst University

Clubs and Organizations

At Mercyhurst University, you can enhance your experience beyond the classroom through Recognized Student Clubs/Organizations (RSCOs). Clubs and organizations offer activities designed for fun and camaraderie and are great ways to meet other students who share common interests. Getting involved on campus is also a unique way to develop leadership skills and is an excellent resume builder for that first job after graduation. Follow the links below to find out more about the RSCOs available and get involved and have some fun.
 

ACADEMIC


ADPRO
ANTHROPOLOGY CLUB
ANTI-MONEY LAUNDERING CLUB
ART THERAPY CLUB
BUSINESS CLUB
CHEMISTRY AND BIOCHEMISTRY CLUB
COMPETITIVE INTELLIGENCE CLUB
CRIMINAL JUSTICE ASSOCIATION
CYBER THREAT RESEARCH ANALYSIS CLUB
DATA SCIENCE CLUB
FASHION COUNCIL
FORENSIC SCIENCE CLUB
GEOLOGY CLUB
HISTORY CLUB
HOSPITALITY MANAGEMENT ASSOCIATION AND PROFESSIONAL CONVENTION MANAGEMENT ASSOCIATION (HMA/PCMA)
INSTITUTE OF NUCLEAR MATERIALS MANAGEMENT CLUB
INTERIOR ARCHITECTURE CLUB
LAKER ASSET MANAGEMENT
LATIN AMAERICAN AND SPANISH STUDIES ASSOCIATION (LASSA)
LAW ENFORCEMENT INTELLIGENCE CLUB
MOCK TRIAL CLUB
MUSIC THERAPY CLUB
NATIONAL SECURITY CLUB
PHILOSOPHY CLUB
PHYSICIAN ASSISTANT STUDENT SOCIETY (PASS)
PRE-HEALTH SOCIETY
PRE-LAW SOCIETY
PSYCHOLOGY CLUB
PUBLIC HEALTH CLUB
RISK MANAGEMENT & INSURANCE CLUB
SOCIAL WORK CLUB
SUSTAINABILITY CLUB
WARGAMING CLUB

 

RECREATIONAL


BADMINTON CLUB
BALLROOM CLUB
CULTURED COFFEE CLUB
DANCE CLUB
DIGITAL MARKETING CLUB
EQUESTRIAN CLUB
FENCING CLUB
FIGURE SKATING CLUB
HURST VOLLEYBALL
LAKER STUDENT MEDIA
LITURGICAL DANCE ENSEMBLE
MERCYHURST FANTASY SPORTS LEAGUE
MERCYHURST MARTIAL ARTS, STRENGTH, AND CONDITIONAL FITNESS CLUB
OUTDOOR ADVENTURE CLUB
PHOTO CLUB
PLANT BASED LIVING CLUB
POKEMON GO CLUB: TRAINERS OF MERCYHURST
P.U.C.K.
SAILING CLUB
SKI CLUB
SOCCER CLUB
ULTIMATE FRISBEE
WELLNESS CLUB
YOGA CLUB

 

SERVICE & HONORS


ALPHA PHI SIGMA (CRIMINAL JUSTICE HONOR SOCIETY)
BETA BETA BETA (NATIONAL BIOLOGICAL HONOR SOCIETY)
CIRCLE K
COLLEGES AGAINST CANCER
COUNCIL FOR EXCEPTIONAL CHILDREN
GIFT OF LIFE
HABITAT FOR HUMANITY
HONORS COUNCIL
IOTA TAU ALPHA (ATHLETIC TRAINING EDUCATIONAL HONOR SOCIETY)
KAPPA DELTA PI (INTERNATIONAL HONOR SOCIETY IN EDUCATION)
MERCYHURST MENTORS
MERCYHURST STUDENT GOVERNMENT (MSG)
MULTICULTURAL ACTIVITIES COUNCIL & STUDENT ACTIVITIES COUNCIL (MAC/SAC)
NAEA ART EDUCATION STUDENT CHAPTER
NATIONAL ASSOCIATION FOR MUSIC EDUCATORS
NATIONAL HONOR SOCIETY FOR DANCE ARTS
PATHFINDERS CLUB
PHI ALPHA THETA
PHI ETA SIGMA (NATIONAL HONOR SOCIETY)
PI SIGMA ALPHA (POLITICAL SCIENCE HONOR SOCIETY)
PSI CHI (PSYCHOLOGY HONOR SOCIETY)
PUBLIC RELATIONS STUDENT SOCIETY OF AMERICA (PRSSA)
SIGMA TAU DELTA (ENGLISH HONORS SOCIETY)
SOCIETY OF PHYSICS STUDENTS (SIGMA PI SIGMA)
STUDENT-ATHLETE ADVISORY COMMITTEE (SAAC)
UNICEF

 

CULTURAL & DIVERSITY


ACTIVE MINDS AT MERCYHURST
AFROBEATS
AMERICAN SIGN LANGUAGE CLUB
ANIME CLUB
ARABIC CLUB
BLACK STUDENTS FOR UNITY
COLLEGE REPUBLICANS
COMMUTER STUDENTS ASSOCIATION
FRENCH CLUB
GERMAN CLUB
GLAMOROUS GUTLESS GIRLS
THE HALLUCI NATION
IRISH CLUB
MERCYHURST EQUALITY OF WOMEN
MERCYHURST INTERNATIONAL STUDENT ORGANIZATION
MODERN CINEMA CLUB
RUSSIAN CLUB 
SEXUALITY AND GENDER ACCEPTANCE CLUB
SOCIAL JUSTICE COALITION
STUDENT ALLIANCE FOR PRISON REFORM
TABLE TOP GAME CLUB
THEATRE CLUB

 

ACADEMIC

ADPRO
Mission – The purpose of this AAF college chapter shall be 1) to provide and promote a better understanding of the functions of advertising and of its values; 2) to stimulate and encourage advertising professionalism through advertising education; 3) to apply the skills, creativity, and energy of advertising to help solve social problems; 4) to develop the individual abilities of its members; and 5) to promote fellowship and free exchange of ideas.
     Advisor: Jodi Staniunas-Hopper
     Phone: (814) 824-3313
     Email: jstaniunashopper@mercyhurst.edu

ANTHROPOLOGY CLUB
Mission – The purpose of this organization is to give the Mercyhurst University community an opportunity to explore the growing field of anthropology through educational activities such as guest speakers and educational field trips, all of which will be open to any interested student, faculty, or staff member of Mercyhurst University. This will provide members opportunities to be involved first hand, in the field of anthropology, as well as develop possible professional career goals. This organization will stress an interdisciplinary approach to anthropology through its many applications by encouraging students from all related majors to join and participate.
      Advisor: Ruth Jolie
      Phone: (814) 824-2012
      Email: rjolie@mercyhurst.edu

ANTI-MONEY LAUNDERING CLUB
Mission – The purpose of Anti-Money Laundering Club shall be to raise awareness in the Mercyhurst community about money laundering and its social and economic impact, as well as to generate interest in the national and global efforts to combat this crime. The club aims to introduce students to potential career opportunities in the field of Anti-Money Laundering through the conduction of research, the competition of products, and the participation in various networking opportunities.
      Advisor: Musa Tuzuner
      Phone: (814) 824-3336
      Email: mtuzuner@mercyhurst.edu

ART THERAPY CLUB
Mission – The purpose of the Art Therapy Club shall be to come together, with fellow students from this department and anyone else interested, to learn more about this major through trips, exercises, and workshops. We want to expose the community of Mercyhurst University and Erie to the many benefits of Art Therapy and to also broaden our appreciation for our chosen future field. To do this, we would like to raise money to attend conferences and workshops in and around Erie.
      Advisor: Heather Denning
      Phone: (814) 824-2212
      Email: hdenning@mercyhurst.edu

BUSINESS CLUB
Mission – The purpose of the Business Club shall be to focus on helping student members get experience in the business and accounting industries through speakers, events and excursions related to the field of business.
      Advisor: Lee Anna Belovarac
      Phone: (814) 824-2175
      Email: lbelovarac@mercyhurst.edu

CHEMISTRY AND BIOCHEMISTRY CLUB
Mission – The purpose of the Chemistry Club shall be to expand student’s involvement with the scientific community around them. We want students to have opportunities to associate with fellow students that share the same interests. We shall provide students with opportunities to do community service activities, attend seminars, and raise awareness of the importance of chemistry in the world around us. If the need for tutors and/or mentors arises, the Chemistry Club will contribute students to help others with the subject. The club will promote enthusiasm about the chemical sciences and encourage pride and spirit among the members.
      Advisor: Chris Taylor
      Phone: (814) 824-2048
      Email: ctaylor@mercyhurst.edu

COMPETITIVE INTELLIGENCE CLUB
Mission – The Mercyhurst Competitive Intelligence Club is a non-profit membership organization dedicated to creating and managing business knowledge. Our mission is to enhance the skills and knowledge of students and professionals so that they may help their companies achieve and maintain a competitive advantage. Mercyhurst Competitive Intelligence Club provides education and networking opportunities for students and business professionals working in the rapidly growing field of competitive intelligence.
      Advisor: Shelley Freyn
      Phone: (814) 824-2465
      Email: sfreyn@mercyhurst.edu

CRIMINAL JUSTICE ASSOCIATION
Mission – The purposes of the Criminal Justice Club shall be to recognize and promote learning within field experiences; to assist students in preparing for a career in the criminal justice field; and to recognize and appreciate the necessity of education along with practical experience and training in becoming professional criminal justice practitioners.
     Advisor: Emmaleigh Kirchner 
     Phone: (814) 824-2328
     Email: ekirchner@mercyhurst.edu

CYBER THREAT RESEARCH ANALYSIS CLUB
Mission – To research, analyze, and increase awareness of the current cyber threat environment. Through goal-based learning, the club aims at developing skills and expertise required to understand, assess, and deter cyber threats to national security and/or any entity’s continuity. 
     Advisor:  Leslie Guelcher
     Phone:  (814) 824-3661
     Email: lguelcher@mercyhurst.edu

DATA SCIENCE CLUB
Mission – The purpose of this organization is to promote technology transfer of current trends in market to college setup. Create awareness on importance of data driven decision making in market. Conduct and promote tech events, hackathons, and boot camp to promote data science and to support data science students with career development.
    Advisor: Angela Berardinelli; Christopher Mansour
    Phone: (814) 824-2421
    Email: aberardinelli@mercyhurst.edu ;cmansour@mercyhurst.edu

FASHION COUNCIL
Mission – The purpose of this organization is to build and strengthen the network of fashion majors/minors and others interested in fashion that surround the MU community. The Fashion Council provides a professional organization for Mercyhurst University students to enhance and promote fashion knowledge and awareness in fashion related fields. The Fashion Council commits to provide a space where individuals with an interest in fashion can gain useful knowledge of the Fashion industry.
    Advisor: Ashlee Rzyczycki
    Phone: (814) 824-2339
    Email: arzyczycki@mercyhurst.edu

FORENSIC SCIENCE CLUB
Mission – The purpose of the Forensic Science Club is to give the Mercyhurst community an opportunity to explore the growing field of forensic science through educational activities such as guest speakers, round table discussions, and educational field trips, all of which will be open to any interested student, faculty, and staff member of Mercyhurst University. This will provide members opportunities to be involved firsthand, in the field of forensic science, as well as develop possible professional career goals. This organization will stress an interdisciplinary approach to forensic science by encouraging students from all related majors to join and participate.
      Advisor: Kathi Staaf
      Phone: (814) 824-3119
      Email: kstaaf@mercyhurst.edu

GEOLOGY CLUB
Mission – The purpose of the Mercyhurst Geology club will be to encourage active participation and learning of geology to any interested members of the Mercyhurst and Erie Community.
      Advisor: Scott McKenzie
      Phone: (814) 824-2382
      Email: smckenzie@mercyhurst.edu

HISTORY CLUB
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      Advisor: Averill Earls
      Phone: (814) 824-2013
      Email: aearls@mercyhurst.edu

HOSPITALITY MANAGEMENT ASSOCIATION/PROFESSIONAL CONVENTION MANAGEMENT ASSOCIATION (HMA/PCMA)
Mission – The purpose of HMA/PCMA shall be to provide professional development for hospitality Management students at Mercyhurst University. The HMA side of the club concentrated on service and the Chicago Food & Restaurant Show. As a club, we will do philanthropy events throughout the year organized by the HMA side. Philanthropic events may include, but are not limited to: Zumba-thons, March of Dimes, Relay for Life, volunteering at Second Harvest Food Bank, and Adopt-a-Highway clean-ups. The PCMA side more focused on events management education. Our university club is part of the POWER Chapter of PCMA (Pittsburgh, Ohio, West Virginia, and Erie Region) and will attend said chapter meetings whenever they may occur in order to further member education.  
      Advisor: Allyson Minor
      Phone: (814) 824-2614
      Email: aminor@mercyhurst.edu

 INSTITUTE OF NUCLEAR MATERIALS MANAGEMENT CLUB
Mission – The purpose of this club is to serve as an active chapter of the INMM at Mercyhurst. 
      Advisor: Bill Welch
      Phone: (814) 824-3362
      Email: wwelch@mercyhurst.edu

INTERIOR ARCHITECTURE CLUB

Mission – The purpose of this organization is to provide for interior design students (and any student considering majoring in interior design) a way to gather together to develop personal and professional relationships that serve to benefit its members during the time of their education at Mercyhurst University as well as in their professional and/or educational endeavors after the completion of their undergraduate degree.
    Advisor: Kathy Weidenboerner
    Phone: (814) 824-2368
    Email: kweidenboerner@mercyhurst.edu

LAKER ASSET MANAGEMENT
Mission – To give the members an opportunity to apply what they have learned throughout their business classes.
     Advisor: Mark Simpson
     Phone: (814) 824-3082
     Email: msimpson@mercyhurst.edu

LATIN AMERICAN AND SPANISH STUDIES ASSOCIATION (LASSA)
Mission – The purpose of this organization is to provide opportunities for language practice, cultural exploration, community service, and fun.
    Advisor: Alice Edwards
    Phone: (814) 824-2548
    Email: aedwards@mercyhurst.edu

LAW ENFORCEMENT INTELLIGENCE CLUB
Mission – The purpose of the club is to advance high standards of professionalism in law enforcement intelligence analysis at the local, state/provincial, national and international levels. Its aim is to enhance general understanding of the role of intelligence analysis, encourage the recognition of intelligence analysis as a professional endeavor, develop International qualification and competence standards, reinforce professional concepts, devise training standards and curricula, furnish advisory and related services on intelligence analysis matters, conduct analytic-related research studies and provide the ability to disseminate information regarding analytical techniques and methods.
      Advisor: Dr. Benjamin Baughman
      Phone: (814) 824-3044
      Email: bbaughman@mercyhurst.edu

MOCK TRIAL CLUB
Mission – The Mock Trial Club will bring great opportunities to aspiring law students, investigators, officers, and much more.
    Advisor: Victoria Rickard
    Phone:  (814) 824-2694
    Email:  vrickard@mercyhurst.edu

MUSIC THERAPY CLUB
Mission – To further the interest of those majoring in music therapy or anyone on campus. The club will serve as a support for majors and a source of education for the Mercyhurst community.
      Advisor: Craig Stevens
      Phone: (814) 824-3868
      Email: cstevens@mercyhurst.edu

NATIONAL SECURITY CLUB
Mission – The National Security Club (NSC) will be an umbrella organization that will bring together several national security related organizations /associations on the Mercyhurst campus. The NSC will promote the development of its members through organized events and functions that will educate and inform about national security issues.
      Advisor: Duncan McGill
      Phone: (814) 824-2458
      Email: dmcgill@mercyhurst.edu

PHILOSOPHY CLUB
Mission – The purpose of the Philosophy Club shall be to spread awareness, involvement and understanding of philosophy at Mercyhurst, recruit new majors and minors to the Philosophy program, create and engage general philosophical interest, and provide an avenue for philosophically interested students to participate in related discourse and activities with like-minded individuals.
      Advisor: James Snyder
      Phone: (814) 824-3345
      Email: jsnyder@mercyhurst.edu

PHYSICIAN ASSISTANT STUDENT SOCIETY
Mission – A group of PA students who meet on a regular basis to discuss issues of common interest that often deal with health care, the PA profession, or other social issues. The group works to promote the PA profession and PA students within the PA profession.
     Advisor: Robin Duke
     Phone: (814) 824-2578
     Email: rduke@mercyhurst.edu

PRE-HEALTH SOCIETY
Mission – The purpose of the Pre-Health Society shall be to prepare pre-health students for the furthering of their education in the medical field after graduation from Mercyhurst University. In addition, the Pre-Health Society will provide guidance and support in the decision making process for future medical students. Activities and programs sponsored by the organization will be expected to fulfill the organizations' stated objectives.
      Advisor: Mike Elnitsky
      Phone: (814) 824-2346
      Email: melnitsky@mercyhurst.edu

PRE-LAW SOCIETY
Mission – The purpose of Mercyhurst Pre-Law Society is to bring together pre-law students in a social and educational setting, and to prepare Mercyhurst students for law school in a variety of ways.
      Advisor: Victoria Rickard
      Phone: (814) 824-2694
      Email: vrickard@mercyhurst.edu

PSYCHOLOGY CLUB
Mission – The purpose of Psychology Club is to promote high standards among psychology students, to encourage professional growth and development, and to provide opportunities for members to associate with persons engaged in psychology and its related fields.
      Advisor: Robert Hoff
      Phone: (814) 824-2380
      Email: rhoff@mercyhurst.edu

PUBLIC HEALTH CLUB
Mission – The purpose of the Public Health Club is to engage the community and students in public health activities in and around Erie in order to gain more knowledge. The objective is that through community service and partnership with the community, students can help to improve the quality of life for others, helping to reflect on themselves as community members.
      Advisor: Lucy Thairu
      Phone: (814) 824-2035
      Email: lthairu@mercyhurst.edu

RISK MANAGEMENT & INSURANCE CLUB
Mission – The purpose of Risk Management and Insurance Club is to promote, encourage, and sustain student interest in insurance, risk management, and actuarial science as professions; to encourage the high moral and scholastic attainments of its members; and to facilitate interactions of educational institutions and industry by forecasting research activities, scholarship, and improved public relations.
      Advisor:Gary Sullivan
      Phone: (814) 824-3290
      Email: gsullivan@mercyhurst.edu

SOCIAL WORK CLUB
Mission – The functions of the Social Work Club are to aid in the development of the individual student and urge students of social work, as future helping professionals, to be aware of, and contribute to enhancing the social functioning of all people.
      Advisor: Laura Lewis
      Phone: (814) 824-2359
      Email: llewis@mercyhurst.edu

SUSTAINABILITY CLUB
Mission – The Sustainability Club will promote to the Mercyhurst community the principles and practices of responsible environmental policy and sustainability. The club will also assess and improve the environmental awareness, ecological responsibility, and environmental performance of the campus with the goal of advancing sustainability on campus and the community.
      Advisor: Sarah Bennett
      Phone: (814) 824-3611
      Email: sbennett@mercyhurst.edu

WARGAMING CLUB

Mission – The purpose of this organization is to provide a space for students to play games or simulations focused on aspects of war. The club seeks to be both an educational tool and a source of entertainment for the student body of Mercyhurst. Wargaming is different from board gaming in that there is often a historical scenario or an attempted learning objective at hand.
    Advisor: Duncan McGill
    Phone: (814) 824-2458
    Email: dmcgill@mercyhurst.edu

 

RECREATIONAL

BALLROOM CLUB
Mission – The purpose of Mercyhurst Ballroom Club shall be to allow students to express themselves and learn ballroom dance styles as a form of exercise and socializing.
      Advisor: Scott Mckenzie
      Phone: (814) 824-2382
      Email: smckenzie@mercyhurst.edu

BADMINTON CLUB
Mission – To encourage people of all playing levels to get involved in a recreational badminton club to meet new people and have fun.
    Advisor: Afzal Upal
    Phone: (814) 824-2117
    Email:  aupal@mercyhurst.edu

CULTURED COFFEE CLUB
Mission -- The purpose of Cultured Coffee Club is to provide an in-depth look at the different aspects of coffee. This will include the brewing methods, tastes of different single origin coffees, associated cultures, and environmental impacts of coffee. 
     Advisor: Christopher Taylor
     Phone: (814) 824-2048
     Email: ctaylor@mercyhurst.edu

DANCE CLUB
Mission – The functions of the Mercyhurst University Dance Club shall be to promote and encourage involvement within the community in order to gain recognition outside the college, hold fundraising activities to make additional performance opportunities and benefits possible, provide a close bond and unified spirit among dance department members, gain recognition from and unity with the other departments and attempt to work with other college organizations in order to raise funds for this organization and other charitable organizations, promote and encourage student participation in interdisciplinary activities and also to inform members of any dance-related opportunities.
      Advisor: Danielle Kaiser
      Phone: (814) 824-2256
      Email: dkaiser@mercyhurst.edu

DIGITAL MARKETING CLUB
Mission – The purpose of Digital Marketing Club is to have a community of students interested in careers in Marketing and Social Media. This club serves as a liaison between the Student Communication Team and the Marketing Department, providing students the opportunity to participate in Mercyhurst’s marketing and digital media efforts. 
      Advisor: Dionne Veitch
      Phone: (814) 824-3315
      Email: dveitch@mercyhurst.edu

EQUESTRIAN CLUB
Mission – The Mercyhurst University Equestrian Club provides the means for Mercyhurst students and faculty of all levels of proficiency to take riding lessons, compete in intercollegiate competition, and to pursue horse related activities and interests. The club promotes positive relationships between the college community and local equestrian centers and advocates proper and humane treatment of equines. The Mercyhurst Equestrian Team is a participating member of the Intercollegiate Horse Show Association (IHSA) and competes as a team in Zone 3 Region 3 of the IHSA. Club activities throughout the year include riding lessons, team support, trail rides, sleigh rides, field trips to local and regional equine activities and venues, volunteer opportunities with a therapeutic riding center, fundraising, and movie nights. Team activities include horse show competition (approximately 5-8 shows per year), lessons, and clinics. For more information, visit their website: http://mercyhurstequestrian.wix.com/muequestrian.
      Advisor: Elizabeth Bross
      Phone: (814) 824-3364
      Email: ebross@mercyhurst.edu

FENCING CLUB
Mission – The purpose of the Mercyhurst Fencing Club shall be to provide recreational and cultural activity through regular meetings consisting of learning the technique and art of fencing, while providing a supplemental history of fencing
      Advisor: Benjamin Scharff
      Phone: (814) 824-2326
      Email: bscarff@mercyhurst.edu

FIGURE SKATING CLUB
Mission – The purpose of the Mercyhurst Figure Skating Club is to engage students in figure skating at Mercyhurst University. This is to offer another type of skating for students to interact with other students who are interested in figure skating while exercising and having fun.
      Advisor: Erica Cox
      Phone: (814) 824-2360
      Email: ecox@mercyhurst.edu

HURST VOLLEYBALL
Mission – The purpose of Hurst Volleyball is to bring together students from all different backgrounds to play friendly (and sometimes competitive) volleyball.
    Advisor: Bethany Brun
    Phone: (814) 824-2343
    Email: bbrun@mercyhurst.edu

LAKER STUDENT MEDIA
Mission – The purpose of Laker Student Media shall be to create a student-run community that revolves around media. Laker Student Media is a platform that brings together Mercyhurst University and Erie, PA. The club features multiple branches that include audio/radio, blogging, gaming, graphic design, TV production, social media, sports broadcasting, broadcast journalism, and videography/photography.
      Advisor: Brian Sheridan
      Phone: (814) 824-2464
      Email: bsheridan@mercyhurst.edu

LITURGICAL DANCE ENSEMBLE
Mission – The purpose of the Liturgical Dance Ensemble is to give students an opportunity to utilize dance to explore and share their religious beliefs. Additionally, the ensemble provides exploration to flourish. This organization is based on volunteerism in which members receive service hours for their participation.
      Advisor: C. Noelle Partusch
      Phone: (814) 824-3352
      Email: cpartusch@mercyhurst.edu

MERCYHURST FANTASY SPORTS LEAGUE
Mission – To bring Mercyhurst students together who enjoy all Organized Sports at the professional and amateur levels and also love playing fantasy sports.
     Advisor:  John Parente
     Phone:  (814) 824-2737
     Email:  jparente@mercyhurst.edu

MERCYHURST MARTIAL ARTS, STRENGTH, AND CONDITIONING FITNESS CLUB
Mission – To incorporate the mind, body, and soul together as one.  Staying fit helps students remain focused during classes, and have more energy and motivation.
     Advisor: Joe Johnson
     Phone: (814) 824-3674
     Email: jjohnson@mercyhurst.edu

OUTDOOR ADVENTURE CLUB
Mission – The purpose of the Outdoor Adventure Club is to expose students to new experiences in the outdoors through physical activities by offering recreational/adventure options that include but are not limited to; rock climbing, kayaking, canoeing, hiking, caving, camping, and mountain biking. A focus on environmental stewardship is also integral to the OAC mission and philosophy, and members have the opportunity to learn best practices in Leave No Trace principles, and other camping/survival skills.
      Advisor: Marcia Anderson
      Phone: (814) 824-2609
      Email: manderson2@mercyhurst.edu

PHOTO CLUB
Mission – The purpose of Photo Club is to promote photography and marketing on campus and in the community. Photo Club is also a place for aspiring photographers to gather and share work, learn from one another and be a part of likeminded artists.
      Advisor: Gary Cardot 
      Phone: (814) 824-2529
      Email: gcardot@mercyhurst.edu

PLANT BASED LIVING CLUB
Mission – The purpose of Plant Based Living club will be to bring about awareness of a sustainable, ethical, and environmentally friendly lifestyle to vegans and non-vegans alike that promotes long-term health and well-being through plant based activities. 
     Advisor: Courtney Olevnik
     Phone: (814) 824-2246
     Email: colevnik@mercyhurst.edu

POKEMON GO CLUB: TRAINERS OF MERCYHURST
Mission – The purpose of Pokémon Go Club: Trainers of Mercyhurst shall be provided an open group for students, staff, and faculty members pf Mercyhurst that enjoy playing Pokémon Go. Our hope is to educate all members about the game, while providing recreational activities for those involved in the club. We aim to aid one another in our individual quest to go catch ‘em all.
      Advisor: Penny Hanes; Matthew Weaver
      Phone: (814) 824-2533; (814) 824-2733
      Email: phanes@mercyhurst.edu; mweaver@mercyhurst.edu

P.U.C.K.
Mission – The purpose of P.U.C.K shall be to create an environment that allows students interested in playing semi-competitive ice hockey with their friends a chance to thrive. Our prime objective is to promote exercise and social growth through small non-contact games of ice hockey. We aim to create a social environment that is inviting as well as engaging to all those who participate.
      Advisor: Joe Morris
      Phone: (814) 824-2154
      Email: jmorris@mercyhurst.edu

SAILING CLUB
Mission – The purpose of the Sailing Appreciation Club is to expand the enjoyment of sailing to many students who have had much experience with sailing, some experience, or no experience at all. This club will be an excellent way for students to learn the basics of sailing, get hands on experience, and learn many different skills relating to the sport of sailing. The Sailing Appreciation Club will not only help members learn the technique of sailing individually, but also as a group. Members will then be able to apple these skills to real, on the water sailing, on Lake Erie. Members will learn the different parts of the boat, and the safety measures taken while using a sailboat. They will learn the different terms used in sailing in order to fully understand the art. This club will expand the knowledge of its members in the sport of sailing and in return, they will be able to pass their newfound knowledge onto others and increase the already growing popularity of the sport. The club will join with other local boating and sailing clubs to acquire additional information and skills while working with boats. Aside from just sailing, we will also do other sailing related activities on the water. Some of these activities might include touring the Brig Niagara historical ship, touring the maritime museum, etc. In addition, through the club, members will be able to earn their official boating license, used for operation of a motor boat of any kind. Along with sailing skills, members will also learn many team building and communication skills through working together to operate the boat. These skills can then be applied to future life situations. One must be responsible when operating a sailboat, so this will also teach leadership and accountability to not many have before. Sailing is a very fun and exciting activity that I know most all students will enjoy and learn to love.  
      Advisor: Bob Green
      Phone: (814) 824-3714
      Email: rgreen@mercyhurst.edu

SKI CLUB
Mission – The purpose of the Mercyhurst University Ski Club shall be to provide low-cost ski opportunities to students taking advantage of group rates for a nearby ski area such as Peek N Peak.
      Advisor: Steph Przepiora
      Phone: (814) 824-2388
      Email: sprzepiora@mercyhurst.edu

SOCCER CLUB
Mission – The purpose of the Soccer Club serves the undergraduate body by providing recreational and social activities, by getting involved in a sport and by allowing students to use the field at given times for soccer activities each week.
      Advisor: Sloan Spinks
      Phone: (814) 824-2202
      Email: sspinks@mercyhurst.edu

ULTIMATE FRISBEE
Mission – The purpose of Mercyhurst Ultimate Frisbee shall be to gather students of a common interest together in order to promote sportsmanship, leadership, teamwork, and friendship. As well as teach those who wish to learn the art of Ultimate Frisbee.
      Advisor: Joseph Johnson
      Phone: (814) 824-3674
      Email: jjohnson@mercyhurst.edu

WELLNESS CLUB
Mission – The purpose of Wellness Club shall be to inform members and the student body about about the importance of self-care and wellness through the use of lectures/presentations, discussions and different techniques.
     Advisor: Gerard Tobin
     Phone: (814) 824-2468
     Email: gtobin@mercyhurst.edu

YOGA CLUB
Mission – To engage students in yoga and get to know other students on campus.
      Advisor: Solveig Santillano
      Phone: (814) 824-2429
      Email: ssantillano@mercyhurst.edu

 

SERVICE & HONORS

ALPHA PHI SIGMA (CRIMINAL JUSTICE HONOR SOCIETY)
Mission – The purpose of Alpha Phi Sigma shall be to recognize and promote high scholarship among students actively engaged in collegiate preparation for professional services; to keep abreast of the advances in scientific research; to evaluate the ethical standards of the Criminal Justice professions and to establish in the public mind the benefit and necessity of education and professional training.
      Advisor: Maria L. Garase
      Phone: (814) 824-3675
      Email: mgarase@mercyhurst.edu

BETA BETA BETA (NATIONAL BIOLOGICAL HONOR SOCIETY)
Mission – Beta Beta Beta (TriBeta) is a society for students, particularly undergraduates, dedicated to improving the understanding and appreciation of biological study and extending boundaries of human knowledge through scientific research.
      Advisor: Sara Turner-Cooper
      Phone: (814) 824-3089
      Email: sturner@mercyhurst.edu

CIRCLE K
Mission – The objects of this organization shall be to emphasis the advantages of the democratic way of life, to provide the opportunity for leadership training in service, to serve on the campus and in the community, to cooperate with the administrative officers of the educational institutions of which clubs are a part, to encourage participation in group activities, to promote good fellowship and high scholarship, to develop aggressive citizenship and the spirit of service for improvement of all human relationships, to afford useful training in the social graces and personality development, and to encourage and promote the following ideals: to give primacy to the human and spiritual rather than to the material values of life, to encourage the daily living of the Golden Rule in all human relationships, to promote the adoption and the application of high social, business, and professional standards, to develop by precept and example, a more intelligent, aggressive, and serviceable citizenship, to provide through Circle K a practical means to form enduring friendships, to render altruistic service, and to build better communities, and to cooperate in creating and maintaining that sound public opinion and high idealism, which makes possible the increase of righteousness, justice, patriotism, and goodwill.
      Advisor: Colin Hurley
      Phone: (814) 824-2471
      Email: churley@mercyhurst.edu

COLLEGES AGAINST CANCER
Mission – This purpose of Colleges Against Cancer will act in accordance with the philosophy of Relay for Life: “The American Cancer Society Relay for Life represents the hope that those lost to cancer will never be forgotten, that those who face cancer will be sported, and that one day cancer will be eliminated.” This team will aim to support those objectives. The team will complete fundraising activities throughout the year, prepare for and attend a Relay event in the spring, and work to educate the community about cancer.
      Advisor: Michael Grasso
      Phone: (814) 824-3117
      Email: mgrasso@mercyhurst.edu

COUNCIL FOR EXCEPTIONAL CHILDREN
Mission – The purpose of this organization shall be to promote the welfare and education of exceptional children and youth.
      Advisor: Susan Johnson
      Phone: (814) 824-3370
      Email: sjohnson2@mercyhurst.edu

GIFT OF LIFE
Mission – The purpose of Gift of Life Organization shall be to raise awareness about organ and tissue donation. The club will promote organ donation registration throughout the academic year, participate in Donate Life Month (April), and aim to educate college students about the importance of the organ and tissue donation process. It is consistent with Mercyhurst University’s Roman Catholic Mission; this club does not promote or support the use of human embryonic stem cells for research.
      Advisor: Katie Kilmer
      Phone: (814) 824-2076
      Email: kkilmer@mercyhurst.edu

HABITAT FOR HUMANITY
Mission – The basic goal of the Mercyhurst University campus chapter of Habitat for Humanity, hereafter referred to as Habitat, is to work in partnership with people in need, belonging to any religion, race, gender, national origin, and sexual orientation, to improve the conditions in which they live. To meet this goal Habitat seeks to work with the local affiliate, other campus chapters, the International headquarters, and on various sponsored projects, work in cooperation with people in need to create a better human habitat in which to live, and work and provide social services to the community.
      Advisor: Jeremy Hewitt
      Phone: (814) 824-3022
      Email: jhewitt@mercyhurst.edu

 HONORS COUNCIL
Mission – The mission of the Honors Council shall be to support the mission of the college and that of the Mercyhurst University Honors Program, to represent the interests of all Mercyhurst University Honors Scholars.
      Advisor: Justin Ross
      Phone: (814) 824-3605
      Email: jross@mercyhurst.edu

IOTA TAU ALPHA (ATHLETIC TRAINING EDUCATIONAL HONOR SOCIETY)
Mission – The purpose of Iota Tau Alpha shall be to function as an honor and professional society for students of Athletic Training Education. Iota Tau Alpha activities shall be designed to stimulate interest, scholarly attainment, professional promotion and investigation in Athletic Training Education, and to promote dissemination of information and new interpretations of the Society’s activities among students of Athletic Training Education.
      Advisor: Josh Long
      Phone: (814) 824-2403
      Email: jlong2@mercyhurst.edu

KAPPA DELTA PI (INTERNATIONAL HONOR SOCIETY IN EDUCATION)
Mission – Kappa Delta Pi aims to help our members reach academic excellence and dedication to the teaching profession. Members can join the world’s largest association of outstanding education professionals. Kappa Delta Pi is the only organization that represents all educators—regardless of subject area specialty, degree obtained, grade-level focus, or years of teaching experience. Though diverse, all KDP members share a common purpose: We are a dynamic community of exceptional educators committed to promoting excellence in the education profession by recognizing and advancing scholarship, leadership, and service.
      Advisor: Amy Bauschard
      Phone: (814) 824-2370
      Email: abauschard@mercyhurst.edu

MERCYHURST MENTORS
Mission – Mercyhurst Mentors is an organization of peers created to educate the student body on a number of topics that are pressing issues to the average college student. We offer support, realistic statistics and engaging activities relating mainly to alcohol awareness.
      Advisor: Linda Graves
      Phone: (814) 824-2561
      Email: lgraves@mercyhurst.edu

MERCYHURST STUDENT GOVERNMENT (MSG)
Mission – The Mercyhurst Student Government is committed to preserve, protect, and defend the mission of Mercyhurst University and equally the Constitution of the Mercyhurst Student Government; specifically in promoting the values of truth, individual integrity, human dignity, mercy, and justice, through the focus and representation of the undergraduate student body in academic, financial, social, cultural, and political affairs of the Mercyhurst Community.
      Advisor: Sarah Allen
      Phone: (814) 824-2089
      Email: sallen@mercyhurst.edu

MULTICULTURAL ACTIVITIES COUNCIL & STUDENT ACTVITIES COUNCIL (MAC/SAC)
Mission – The purpose of the Student Activities Council (SAC) and Multicultural Activities Council (MAC) shall be to provide weekend programming for as many members of the University community as possible; to provide social, educational, recreational, and cultural events; to provide on-campus events as part of the student activities fee; to offer activities and events as alternatives to alcohol consumption; to provide a minimum of one off-campus trip per term, in conjunction with an on-campus event; and to work with Mercyhurst Student Government (MSG), students, and other Recognized Student Clubs/Organizations on campus to coordinate events and activities.
      Advisor: Preston Reilly
      Phone: (814) 824-2433
      Email: preilly@mercyhurst.edu

NAEA ART EDUCATION STUDENT CHAPTER
Mission – The purpose of the NAEA Art Education Student Chapter shall be for students to gain insight into their future profession through experience with service projects, community outreach, guest speakers, as well as art education conferences at the local and national levels.
      Advisor: Thomas Hubert
      Phone: (814) 824-2384
      Email: thubert@mercyhurst.edu

NATIONAL ASSOCIATION FOR MUSIC EDUCATORS
Mission – To increase interest, knowledge, and productivity in all areas of music education. The club will make available opportunities for professional development available to members.
      Advisor: Melany Myers
      Phone: (814) 824-2432
      Email: mmyers@mercyhurst.edu

NATIONAL HONOR SOCIETY FOR FOR DANCE ARTS
Mission – The National Society for Dance Arts is the premiere honor society recognizing university dance scholars/artists and professionals for their academic and artistic achievements. It is sponsored by The National Dance Association, an affiliate of the American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance (AAHPERD).
      Advisor: Solveig Santillano
      Phone: (814) 824-3866
      Email: ssantillano@mercyhurst.edu

PATHFINDERS CLUB
Mission – The mission of the Pathfinders Club is to project a positive image of the Army ROTC program that is offered at Mercyhurst University through Gannon University. The club’s goal is to support the college values and the Army’s values. It is important to always properly represent the Army, the ROTC program, and Mercyhurst University at all times, both on and off campus.
      Advisor: Jonathan Baxley
      Email: jbaxley@mercyhurst.edu

PHI ALPHA THETA
Mission – National History Honor Society 
    Advisor: Benjamin Scharff
    Phone: (814) 824-2326
    Email: bscharff@mercyhurst.edu

PHI ETA SIGMA (NATIONAL HONOR SOCIETY)
Mission – To promote a higher standard of learning and to encourage high scholastic attainment among freshmen in our institutions of higher learning.
      Advisor: Adrienne Foos; Justin Ross
      Phone: (814) 824-3082; 814-824-3605
      Email: afoos@mercyhurst.edu ;jross@mercyhurst.edu

PI SIGMA ALPHA (POLITICAL SCIENCE HONOR SOCIETY)
Mission – Pi Sigma Alpha is the National Political Science honor society with chapters established in colleges and universities of accredited and recognized standing that offer a prescribed minimum of course work in Political Science.
      Advisor: Randy Clemons
      Phone: (814) 824-2358
      Email: rclemons@mercyhurst.edu

PSI CHI (PSYCHOLOGY HONOR SOCIETY)
Mission – Psi Chi is a national honor society whose purpose shall be to encourage, stimulate, and maintain excellence in scholarship of the individual members in all fields, particularly in psychology, and to advance the science of psychology.
      Advisor: Robert Hoff
      Phone: (814) 824-2380
      Email: rhoff@mercyhurst.edu

PUBLIC RELATIONS STUDENT SOCIETY OF AMERICA (PRSSA)
Mission – This purpose of the Public Relations Student Society of America is to encourage the understanding of current theories and procedures in the practice of public relations; provide students with the opportunity to become acquainted not only with their peers, but with professional practitioners as well; encourages students to adhere to the highest ideal and principles of the practice of public relations and instill in them a professional attitude; and provide each member with knowledge of the practices of public relations beyond the college community.
      Advisor: Brian Sheridan
      Phone: (814) 824-2464
      Email: bsheridan@mercyhurst.edu

SIGMA TAU DELTA (ENGLISH HONORS SOCIETY)
Mission -- The purpose of the Sigma Tau Delta English Honor Society, Beta Upsilon Chapter, shall be to uphold the values of the Sigma Tau Delta International Honor Society. We strive to promote academic achievement among English majors/minors. As Sigma Tau Delta’s mission states, we are “dedicated to fostering literacy and all aspects of the discipline of English.” 
       Advisor: Brian Reed
       Phone: (814) 824-3347
       Email: breed@mercyhurst.edu

SOCIETY OF PHYSICS STUDENTS (SIGMA PI SIGMA)
Mission – To supplement the physics education for students.
      Advisor: Simona Carrubba
      Phone: (814) 824-3999
      Email: scarrubba@mercyhurst.edu

STUDENT-ATHLETE ADVISORY COMMITTEE (SAAC)
Mission – The Mercyhurst University Student Athletic Advisory Board is dedicated to the athletic and academic advancement of all student-athletes. Mercyhurst University SAAB provides a forum for the discussion of student-athlete concerns and a channel of communication to the administrators through which these concerns can be heard. The Mercyhurst University SAAB will use the power of organization to promote not only the college's athletic teams but also help promote unity and good sportsmanship in the college community and the Erie community in general. SAAB creates an environment in which all varsity sports are represented equally. Mercyhurst University SAAB strives for student-athlete awareness on the Mercyhurst Campus.o connect with Mercyhurst veterans and help them transition to civilian life.
      Advisor: Andy Simon-Wambach; Trish DiMatteo
      Phone: (814) 824-2259; (814) 824-3171
      Email: simonwambach@mercyhurst.edu;  pdimatteo@mercyhurst.edu

UNICEF
Mission – The purpose of UNICEF - MC shall be to empower the Mercyhurst University community to make a difference in the lives of the world's children and raise funds for the UNICEF's aid programs. UNICEF - MC shall make every reasonable effort to promote personal development, intellectual growth, and abide by Mercyhurst University's mission, goals, and policies.
      Advisor: Alice Agnew
      Phone: (814) 824-2362
      Email: aagnew@mercyhurst.edu

 

CULTURAL & DIVERSITY

ACTIVE MINDS AT MERCYHURST
Mission – The purpose of Active Minds at Mercyhurst is to increase awareness about mental health, mental illness and resources available; to become a point of reference for information on Depression, Bipolar Disorder, etc.; and to become a liaison between Mercyhurst and the mental health community.
      Advisor: Sue Gushie
      Phone: (814) 824-3012
      Email: sgushie@mercyhurst.edu

AFROBEATS
Mission – The purpose of this organization is to have a diverse organization that consists of Afrobeats, Caribbean, & Hip Hop Dances.
    Advisor: Tyler Brentley
    Phone: (814) 824-2369
    Email: tbrentley@mercyhurst.edu

AMERICAN SIGN LANGUAGE CLUB
Mission – The purpose of American Sign Language Club is to teach students how to speak ASL and provide opportunities for students to have fun and learn from one another.
      Advisor: Andrea Obert
      Phone: (814) 824-3048
      Email: aobert@mercyhurst.edu

 ANIME CLUB
Mission – To expose members to the Japanese language and culture as expressed through Japanese medium, particularly the animated arts. The organization will look at the historical background of Japan and examine it in relation to pertinent period anime. Similarly, it will examine some cultural norms as expressed through the media, focusing most strongly on current popular social trends. Our organization seeks to give its members a chance to watch foreign visual media it would not otherwise normally be exposed to.
      Advisor: Robert Von Thaden
      Phone: (814) 824-2184
      Email: rvonthaden@mercyhurst.edu

ARABIC CLUB
Mission – The purpose of this RSCO is to learn and understand the culture of native Arabic speakers and their countries.
    Advisor: Hicham Jarkach
    Phone: (814) 824-2343
    Email: hjarkach@mercyhurst.edu

BLACK STUDENTS FOR UNITY
Mission – To promote the unification and prosperity of Mercyhurst students of African descent through a means of enhancing the experience of minority students on campus, creating an environment that allows minority students to network with other students from similar cultural backgrounds, allow students to discuss sensitive affairs in a safe nonjudgmental setting, and feel a sense of comfort among their peers.
    Advisor: Cariel Lewis
    Phone:  (814) 824-3374
    Email:  clewis@mercyhurst.edu

COLLEGE REPUBLICANS
Mission – The purpose of the Mercyhurst College Republicans is to engage republican activism on the campus.
      Advisor: Dr. Joseph Morris
      Phone: (814) 824-2154
      Email: jmorris@mercyhurst.edu

COMMUTER STUDENTS ASSOCIATION
Mission -- The purpose of the Commuter Student Association is to create a community for commuter students at Mercyhurst and to provide programming and social opportunities to meet other commuter students and interact and engage with resident students.
      Advisor: Dave Markley
      Phone: (814) 824-2433
      Email: dmarkley@mercyhurst.edu

FRENCH CLUB
Mission – The purpose of French Club shall be to promote personal as well as social development thought the use and understanding of the French language and culture. French Club activities will include a peer mentoring program, exposer to the everyday French language through the use of well known movies and movies of French origin, and activities to increase students’ academic proficiency in French. The club will be open to students of varying levels of French proficiency. From beginning to advanced including native speakers, who have interest in French and the cultures of countries that use French.
      Advisor: Douglas Boudreau
      Phone: (814) 824-3310
      Email: dboudreau@mercyhurst.edu

GERMAN CLUB
Mission – The German Club will focus on teaching students German whether they are just beginning to learn the language or would like to continue their studies with the language.
      Advisor: Robert VonThaden
      Phone: (814) 824-2184
      Email: rvonthaden@mercyhurst.edu

GLAMOROUS GUTLESS GIRLS
Mission – The purpose of Glamorous Gutless Girls shall be to provide support and community to students facing inflammatory bowel disease, Crohn’s Disease, Colitis, and other gastrointestinal diseases.
      Advisor: Heather Denning
      Phone: (814) 824-2212
      Email: hdenning@mercyhurst.edu

THE HALLUCI NATION

Mission – The purpose of this organization is to eradicate the lingering effects of colonialism and the exclusive mindset towards Native Americans by promoting native and ally unity. We will do this through educating members about how to be good allies to minorities, ensuring members know what the modern Native American looks like, and standing as protectors of our environment on and off campus. 
    Advisor: Edward Jolie
    Phone: (814) 824-2011
    Email: ejolie@mercyhurst.edu

IRISH CLUB
Mission – The purpose of this RSCO is to help students embrace the strong Irish roots of the university. The club will unite the trinity of Mercyhurst’s past, present and future in Ireland and Erie.
    Advisor: Averill Earls
    Phone: (814) 824-2013
    Email: aearls@mercyhurst.edu

MERCYHURST EQUALITY OF WOMEN
Mission – The purpose of Mercyhurst Empowerment of Women (M.E.O.W.) shall be to strive for gender equality for both males and females socially, economically, and politically. In keeping with the Mercy tradition, this organization aims to uphold our core values of being globally responsible and socially merciful. While striving to incorporate the college’s values, M.E.O.W. honors the vision of the Sisters of Mercy by promoting positive images of both genders and aims to raise awareness on campus about current gender issues on a local, national, and global scale.
      Advisor: Alice Agnew
      Phone: (814) 824-2362
      Email: aagnew@mercyhurst.edu

MERCYHURST INTERNATIONAL STUDENT ORGANIZATION
Mission – The general purpose of this organization is to provide a cultural exchange to the Mercyhurst community. It is understood that the organization must be well integrated in the student body, and that it develops educational, social, and cultural activities.
      Advisor: Angela Phillips
      Phone: (814) 824-3056
      Email: aphillips@mercyhurst.edu

MODERN CINEMA CLUB
Mission – To provide a forum for all students who love film to discuss all things related to the film industry.
      Advisor: Dr. Kris Gossett
      Phone: (814) 824-2735
      Email: kgossett@mercyhurst.edu

RUSSIAN CLUB
Mission – To enhance the student experience with the Russian language, history, culture, and people.
      Advisor: Kathryn Duda
      Phone: (814) 824-3607
      Email: kduda@mercyhurst.edu

SEXUALITY AND GENDER ACCEPTANCE CLUB
Mission – The LGBTQIA Equality Club wishes to bring awareness and acceptance of all sexual orientations to the Mercyhurst University community. We also focus highly on support of people who do not feel comfortable or ready to "come out" to their peers.
      Advisor: Megan McKenna
      Phone: (814) 824-3355
      Email: mmckenna@mercyhurst.edu

SOCIAL JUSTICE COALITION
Mission – To allow students to organize small groups, draft campus improvement initiatives, enlist the support of the other clubs, and lobby for change.
     Advisor:  Marilyn Livosky
     Phone:  (814) 824-2377
     Email:  mlivosky@mercyhurst.edu

STUDENT ALLIANCE FOR PRISON REFORM
Mission – The purpose of The Student Alliance for Prison Reform is to create and support student initiatives to bring about change in the U.S. Criminal Justice System. In the same way, the Mercyhurst student chapter bears the same objectives. The stated objectives shall be:

  • Fostering new student initiatives by connecting students with a criminal justice community
  • Advocating for justice reforms that support education, health, safety, and rehabilitation
  • Educating campuses and communities on criminal justice, sentencing policy, and the effects of mass incarceration

      Advisor: Emmaleigh Kirchner
      Phone: (814) 824-2328
      Email: ekirchner@mercyhurst.edu

TABLE TOP GAME CLUB
Mission – To have group where people who want to play table top games or learn how to play.
     Advisor: Larry Gauriloff
     Phone: (814) 824-2375
     Email: lgauriloff@mercyhurst.edu

THEATRE CLUB
Mission – The mission of the Theatre Appreciation Club is threefold: (1) To provide hands-on learning experiences in all aspects of theatre appreciation, production, and management; (2) To foster a sense of community among students interested in theatre; and (3) To entertain and educate through productions and direct involvement with the community, thereby enriching the cultural life of the Erie area.
      Advisor: Brett D. Johnson, Ph.D.
      Phone: (814) 824-2663
      Email: bjohnson@mercyhurst.edu