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, Carter Johnson. 

Environmental Concerns (ECO)

ECO meets on Tuesday nights at 7 p.m. in the Melanchthon Room (CFL 205).

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.

Contact ECO for more information.

Co-leaders: Elena Anderson and Lucia Holte
Advisor: Rachel Brummel

Habitat for Humanity

Habitat for Humanity is a nonprofit housing ministry. As representatives of Habitat for Humanity International, Luther College Habitat for Humanity strives to follow the same principles of demonstrating the love of Jesus, focusing on shelter, advocating for affordable housing, promoting dignity and hope, and support sustainable and transformational development. Through volunteer labor and donations of money and materials, Habitat builds simple, sustainable homes alongside the partner families. We invite people of all backgrounds, races, and religions to build houses together with us in partnership. Be on the look out for our upcoming events of helping those in need, including our Spring Break trip.

Contact Habitat for more information.

Co-Presidents: Travis Nietert and Lisa Ausen
Secretary: Jenny Olofson
Habitat Rep: Paul McKay
Work Study Student: Rachel Madryga
Faculty Advisors: Chivonne Marlow and 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 and make an impact!

Contact Lisa Rogers for more information.

Co-Leaders: Lisa Rogers, Erik Hahn, Claudia Calderon,
Jesus Lucero, G.V. Suos, Meredith Bruster
Advisor: 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.

President: Noorullah Zafari
Rachel Williams

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: Noorullah Zafari
Advisor: 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.

Contact PRIDE for more information.

President: Jesus Lucero
Vice-President: Jacob Clausen
Treasurer: Hannah Will
Community Liaison: Marley Crossland
Secretary: Marge Kienitz
Faculty Advisor: Michael Johnson and Lauren Anderson

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: Hannah Kaare and Amalia Mongiat
Advisor: Craig Mosher

**Under both College Ministries Office and the Diversity Center