The student culture at Luther College is active and always on the go. Unlike many college campuses where half the student body heads home every weekend, at Luther students are engaged on the weekend and outside of class often in one of the dozens of student groups. Student run organizations enhance the learning and the fun of being a student. The best way to learn about these groups is to come to one of their meetings. Find out more by sending an email to one of the contacts below.
Environmental Concerns (ECO)
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. ECO meets on Wednesday nights from 8:00-9:00pm in the Melanchthon Interfaith Room (CFL 206).
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. Habitat for Humanity meets every Sunday evening at 7:00 pm in the S.O.S. room in the Union. Building on the Winneshiek County house happens every Tuesday and Saturday until the first snow fall at 8:30am. If your group is interested in participating on a certain date contact the Habitat for Humanity President.
I-ImpactNow meets every Tuesday at 7:30 in the SOS room in the Union.
I-ImpactNow is a student organization that raises funds for irrigation-based farming cooperatives in Datu Wereda, Ethiopia. Having completed its second irrigation project this January, I-ImpactNow 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. I-ImpactNow 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!
The ONE campaign is a national advocacy campaign that aims to help eradicate extreme hunger, poverty, and preventable disease. As an advocacy group, it helps keep elected officials accountable to promises that they made to the developing world through their support of the Millennium Development Goals. ONE members call, write, and/or petition politicians to use the power of their voices. On campus, the ONE campaign is active in raising a general awareness about issues of poverty so that students can become more informed and use their voices to make a real difference. ONE meets Tuesday evenings from 7:30-8:30pm in Main 211.
Pride@luther.edu 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, Transgendered, Queer, Questioning, Asexual, and Inter-sexed) persons, as well as those allies who support GLBTQAI issues, where any individual can feel safe and comfortable. PRIDE meets Wednesday nights from 9:00-10:00pm in the Mott Room.