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BSG special interest clubs and organizations provide students a place to express themselves through dance and art or dialogue about politics, social justice, or environmental issues. You don't need to be affiliated with a particular department, major, or career to join. Want to get involved? Contact

Anime Club

It is our mission to create a place that is open and welcoming to all people: a place where anyone can come and enjoy viewing and discussing anime together, cultivate friendships, and promote a better understanding of anime and Japanese culture.

Student Leaders: Erin Jagt & Daniel Sochay  


Catholic Student Association

Catholic Student Association is a space for Catholic students to have a community on Bethel’s campus. A group of students goes to mass together every week. We want to create a space to talk and grow in our faith together as Catholics in a safe place. We are not exclusive, and we want students of all denominations to join and learn about the faith as well. This club is meant to nurture our Catholic faith, grow in community, and enjoy new friendships.

Student Leader: Meghan Mattheisen & Grace Nichols

College Republicans

Bethel University College Republicans exist to promote the principles and ideals of the Republican Party at Bethel University, to aid in the success of Republican candidates in our local area and Minnesota, promote student engagement in the political process, and ensure students are educated on the issues in our nation.

Student Leader: John Chouinard

Creation Restoration

Creation Restoration practices the Christian calling to care for the earth. We connect students who love the outdoors in a community that encourages wise stewardship and sustainable lifestyles.

Student Leaders: Ben Harker, Elise Ogden, & Kylie Knutsen

Disability Awareness Group

DAG’s mission is to work together to raise awareness of a variety of topics surrounding disability. We will strive to break commonly-held stereotypes and to create a community of inclusion and acceptance for all people.

Student Leaders: Sara Dvorak, Brooke Salfer & Amber O'Brien


GlobeMed aims to strengthen the movement for global health equity by empowering students and communities of people living in poverty around the world. Through seeking a more complete understanding of global issues, students will learn how to mobilize resources and become better advocates for global health.

Student Leaders: Peter Olson-Enamorado

International Justice Mission (IJM)

Our mission as the Bethel University chapter focuses on raising financial support for IJM, educating Bethel students of IJM's mission and the injustices of violence, and offering hands-on volunteer opportunities to make a realistic change within the Twin Cities.

Student Leader: Gina Miller & Ally Pehler

Law and Justice Club

This is a club whose mission is to spread awareness of legal and social issues in American society. We meet to discuss debated topics such as mass incarceration, historical crimes, laws on violence, and more.

Student Leader: Lizzie Sanchez & Diba Dominquez

Leading Women of Tomorrow

We are a group designed to empower and uplift women. We want to engage in thoughtful discussion about being strong women in the workforce. We discuss different stereotypes that plague women. We also look at different ways women have been socialized to fit societal norms. We strive to create a Christ-centered community that uplifts the awesome women on Bethel's campus.

Student Leader: Elsie Hanken, Tessah Anderson, Abigail Rud & Justine Jaenisch

Model United Nations

Model United Nations (UN) works to bring together students who share an interest in international issues. Our goal is to build community and encourage academic growth through participation in discussions and yearly participation in a simulation of the United Nations.

Student Leaders: Sophie Hoffer

Mu Kappa

Our mission is to create an environment where missionary kids, international students, and third-culture kids feel understood and can socialize without compromising their own backgrounds.

Student Leaders: Grace Fulford, Lia Tilman, Eveline Tcacenco, Zach Tebow & Maddie Hutchins

Oasis for Orphans

Oasis for Orphans is a club on campus that is part of the larger organization based in Southwest Kenya. They provide holistic development and the gospel message to the kids they work with. Our club on campus aids them in bringing awareness to students about the orphan crisis in Kenya, while also fundraising to support two sponsored kids. This allows students to make a difference for our brothers and sisters in Kenya, while also building community and friendships here on campus. Be a part of a bigger story! #Oasisfororphans

Student Leader: Halle Rittgers & Peter Engstorm

Tennis Club

Student Leaders: Jonathan Michelson

The Royals' Game

Royals' Game will strive to teach students of all levels of experience how to play chess. We will attend local tournaments, and all students are welcome to come to these for some healthy competition. We will play chess regularly as a group and go over different techniques and strategies of the game.

Student Leader: Bob Lorentz



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