Global Concerns Groups

Interested in getting involved in a Global Concerns group? Have questions?

For more information fill out the information request form and indicate the groups or activities that interest you.

View the calendar of upcoming global concerns events, or contact this year's Deacon of Global Concerns, Meggie DeJong.

Environmental Concerns (ECO)

ECO meets on Tuesday nights from 7-8 p.m. at LEFSE, the student sustainability house.  Starting on March 20, 2014 ECO will start meeting on Thursdays at 7 p.m. in the Melancthon Room.

ECO is a group that is committed to educating the public (on and off campus) about environmental issues and sustainable living. We also act upon our ideals through service projects and awareness events.

Co-leaders:  Marlene Weikle, Emily Dufford, and Karin Hecht
Andy Hageman

Habitat for Humanity

Habitat for Humanity is a  nonprofit, ecumenical housing ministry. We seek to eliminate poverty, housing, and homelessness from the world and to make decent shelter a matter of conscience and action. To accomplish these goals, we invite people of all backgrounds, races and religions to build houses together in partnership with families in need. Through volunteer labor and donations of money and materials, Habitat builds and rehabilitates simple, sustainable homes alongside its homeowner (partner) families. Building on the Winneshiek County house is complete and was dedicated in January 2013. Contact Habitat for more information.

Co-Presidents: Anna Arbisi and Travis Nietert
Katie Berner
Outreach Coordinator:
Kai Ashland
Work Study Student:
Rachel Madryga
Mike Blair


Aynah is a student organization that raises funds for irrigation-based farming cooperatives in Datu Wereda, Ethiopia. Having completed its second irrigation project this January, Aynah strives to help farmers grow their own crops to support their families and to develop infrastructure in their communities. In addition to fundraising, the organization also educates members and communities on issues from around the globe. Aynah has presented at the Nobel Peace Prize Forum, Clinton Global Initiative University 2011 in San Diego, Clinton Global Initiative America 2011 in Chicago, and churches in the Decorah community. Join now. Make an impact!

Luke Hanson
Claudia Calderon
Erik Hahn
Jon Lund

Interfaith Student Association (IFSA)

Interfaith Student Association meets every other Wednesday from 7-8 p.m. in the CFL room 205 with MSAA.

Co-Presidents: Ellie Van Der Grind and Rachel Williams 
David Vasquez

Luther College Feminists

Luther College Feminists meet at 8 p.m. on Tuesdays in the Center for Women and Gender Equality (Gjerset Hous).

It is Luther College Feminists' mission to address the intersection of gender, race, sexuality and culture by initiating positive change in all social spaces. We believe in equal rights between women and men on all social, political and economic levels. Luther College Feminists is a group of students determined to make the campus and the community aware of the issues all women face, including but not limited to: sexual assault, sexual harassment, economic discrimination, reproductive health, the portrayal of female sexuality, and sexism.

Contact: Kaitlin Thune and Emma Cassabaum
Faculty Advisor:
Kim Powell

Muslim Student Association and Allies**

MSAA meets every other Wednesday from 7-8 p.m. in CFL 205 with IFSA.

The purpose of the Muslim Student Association and Allies is to foster an understanding about Islam on campus, and build good relations. You do not have to be a Muslim to be in MSAA, you just have to be curious!

President: Habib Rezai
Secretary and Treasurer:
Ellie Van Der Griend
Robert Shedinger

Pride (Gender and Sexuality Minorities)**

PRIDE meets Wednesday nights from 8-9 p.m. in the Mott Room.

PRIDE is an organization working for the equality and rights of all people. We strive to create a campus wide environment that is accepting of GLBTQAI (Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Questioning, Asexual, and Inter-sex) persons, as well as those allies who support GSM (Gender and Sexual Minority) issues, where any individual can feel safe and comfortable.

President: Marley Crossland
Michael Peterson
Treasurer: Jesus Lucero
Community Liaison:
Hannah Will
Secretary: Sarah Nolte
Faculty Advisor: Michael Johnson

Social Work Association (SWA)

Normally, SWA meets every other Thursday night at 7 p.m. in Jane Addams Room found in Koren. 

The Social Work Association is student-led, chartered by the college, and serves as an informal vehicle for getting acquainted with other social work students, faculty, and social workers in the local community. Nevertheless, this organization is open to all students who are passionate about social justice issues. Over the years, the association has provided a forum for a variety of social, professional-development, and community-service activities. Opportunities to develop both leadership skills and important networks in a professional field make the association an active club.

Co-leaders: Bailey Kampa and Leah Dahlquist
Craig Mosher

**Under both College Ministries Office and the Diversity Center 

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