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, Jana Mueller. 

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: Mikayla Brockmeyer and Paige Putnam
Secretary: Claire Hamilton
Vice President of Finance & Logistics: Menzi Nkambule
Vice President of Fundraising: Morgan King
Vice President of Public Relations: Mengyu "Lucy" Duan
Faculty Advisor: Chivonne Marlow


Aynah ("eye-nuh") is a group of Luther Students dedicated to empowering communities through cooperatives. We believe that in engaging in cooperative education, we can promote sustainable and inclusive communities. In 2009 and 2012, our organization, formerly known as I-impactNow, raised money in support of an irrigation-based farmers' cooperative in rural drought stricken Ethiopia. During both projects, our students traveled to Ethiopia to help design and implement the final project. Now a legally-recognized 501c3, Aynah recently partnered with a community in Cruz del Sur, Argentina. Together our two groups raised money to establish a textile workers' cooperative, and our chapter sponsored two Luther Students to travel to the community and help implement the project. We model the cooperative principles through our weekly meetings and community outreach. Moving forward we plan to continue connecting with local coops and empower our students leaders to lead sustainable lives.

Leader: Meredith Bruster
Advisor: Jon Lund

Interfaith Student Association (ISA)

ISA facilitates the interaction between student of different religious tradition and spiritual or humanistic beliefs and bring them all together for positive dialogues, celebrating diverse festivals such as Eids, Holi, etc. and provides opportunity for discussion.

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

President: Shari-Ann Pan-Oy

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 ISA.

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!

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.

Vice-President: Ashleigh Bunkofske
Treasurer: Filiberto Lopez-Garcia
Community Liaison: Nora Haugen-Wente
Secretary: Wyatt Anians
Faculty Advisor: Michael Johnson and Lauren Anderson

**Under both College Ministries Office and the Diversity Center