Cosgrave Student Center, Room 104
Hours: 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. and as Activities Require
Activity Center Hours as Posted
The Department of Student Activities coordinates and administers a wide variety of programs and events that provide opportunities for socialization, leadership and personal growth both within and beyond the campus community. The goal of the department is to expand the learning that students receive in the classroom and make the college experience well-rounded.
Joining a student organization is a way to find your niche on-campus, make new friends with similar interests, develop your leadership potential or simply try something new. Many clubs and organizations are connected to an academic department oncampus and many are based on personal hobbies. The list below is ever evolving so make sure to visit our website for an up-to-date list with a description of each club, advisor and officer contact information and meeting times for the current semester.
CAC (Colleges Against Cancer)
Campus Activity Board
Children's Advocacy Association
Informational Technology Club
MAC Goes Green
Medical Imaging and Honor Society
Nursing Student Organization
|Open Minds Open Hearts
Psi Mu Alpha
Radiate (Bible Study)
Student Accounting Society
Student Athletic Advisory Committee
Students in Free Enterprise
Student Government Association
The Belltower (Student Newspaper)
Vox Nova Choral Group
Student Government Association
The Student Government Association (SGA) is comprised of elected students from the various Mount Aloysius student groups and is the main representative voice of the student body. The three main objectives of SGA are leadership, service, and communication. The council is committed to developing positive relationships between the students and the administration of Mount Aloysius.
Campus Activities Board (CAB)
The Campus Activities Board is open to the entire Mount Aloysius Community interested in helping to coordinate events for the campus and instill a sense of tradition at Mount Aloysius. There are multiple committees one may choose to take part in and/or chair.
Noontime Committee - Responsible for providing activities that happen during the hours of 11:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. each month, in an open/heavily trafficked area and appeal to both our commuter and residential students.Public Relations Committee – Responsible for spreading the word about events happening on-campus via multiple venues and researching new and diverse ways to attract students to activities.
Spring Fest Committee – Responsible for coordinating an annual weekend of activities each April to celebrate the arrival of warm weather and the culminating of another school year.
Family Weekend/Homecoming Committee - Responsible for coordinating an annual weekend of activities each fall, in coordination with the Office of Institutional Advancement, to welcome families and alumni to campus.
Cresson Heritage Days Committee - Responsible for coordinating clubs, organizations and classes to sponsor children’s activities at this annual festival in partnership with the Cresson community.
Friday Night Live Committee - Responsible for planning this Friday night series, including choosing musical artists, films, games and crafts.
Travel Committee - Responsible for coordinating two trips per semester to various off-campus destinations including major cities and sporting events.
Student Recognition Banquet Committee - This committee shall be chaired by the Programming Board Chair and shall plan and execute the annual banquet that celebrates student leadership achievements and welcomes our new officers to SGA.
Chartering of Student Clubs
New student groups are always welcome at Mount Aloysius College. To form a club/organization and obtain College recognition, the following procedures must be completed:
Any student in good standing with Mount Aloysius College may request permission from the Director of Student Activities to hold a special meeting(s) at the College for the purpose of informing interested students about a proposed organization.
A student organization that wishes to become recognized by Mount Aloysius College must present an “Interested Student Form” and a signature of their advisor to the Director of Student Activities. A full-time Mount Aloysius student who is in good standing with the College must submit these forms. Forms are available online at http://www.mtaloy.edu/student_life/forms/. These forms must be submitted with a constitution that will govern the operations of the organization.
The Student Government Association shall review all applications for recognition and select those organizations that they feel should receive recognition from the College.
The Director of Student Activities and SGA will give approval for the organization to be recognized, pending final approval by the Vice President for Student Affairs.
Changes in student organization constitutions must be approved by the Director of Student Activities and the Vice President for Student Affairs, respectively.
The use of the College van.
7. Recognized clubs and organizations retain their privileges from year to year with completion of proper annual paperwork (See Organization Handbook for details). Failure to do so will result in the loss of recognition by Mount Aloysius College.
Policies for Scheduling and Evaluating Programs
When scheduling programs, a registered club/organization must abide by the following policies:
All club/organization activities held on-campus are to be cleared through the Student Activities office by filling out a “Program Approval Form” which must be submitted online at: http://www.mtaloy.edu/student_life/forms/ To request College facilities, visit the portal at: http://portal.mtaloy.edu/ to find the Facility Request form which must be printed and signed by both the Director of Student Activities and Vice President for Student Affairs.
If there are no conflicts with other campus activities, an approval from the Director of Student Activities will be sent. Final plans for an event should not be made until the approval is received.
All official activities held off-campus and sponsored by registered student organizations must be registered with the Student Activities Office.
The following are intended as guidelines in planning your fundraising event or activity, particularly in dealing with questions of tax deductibility for contributors. These and other issues derived from the Internal Revenue Code can be highly technical, so please contact Institutional Advancement (IA) or the Controller's Office should clarification be needed.
Simply put, most fundraising activities by student organizations and clubs are not large enough on a donor-by-donor basis to worry about tax deductibility for donors. Where the club is selling baked goods or hoagies, only the amount of the contribution over the value of the item is deductible (this will be pretty small in most cases). At the same time, most contributors really do not care about the deductibility of small donations.
Contact the department of Student Involvement and Leadership to have your activity approved, IA if businesses will be called upon, and with the Controller's Office if you need to make purchases exempt from sales tax, in that order.
The Office of Institutional Advancement is always happy to provide counsel on fundraising to student organizations. Please call 886-6425 for advice or clarification.
Special Annual College Events