Missouri State University - West Plains

Student Organizations

Student Organizations Blogs

The campus now has a server that is available to host blogs for the student organizations: http://so.wp.missouristate.edu/. The site will list the student organizations that are currently utilizing blogs. you may also find a direct link to the organization's blog in the information below.

Agriculture Club

Purpose:

The purpose of the Missouri State University-West Plains Agriculture Club is to provide opportunities for student members to develop the skills needed to enter and advance in careers in agriculture, agri-business, horticulture and natural resources. The Ag Club is affiliated with the National Post secondary Agriculture Student Organization and the Missouri Post secondary Agriculture Student Organization.

Meeting Times:

The Ag Club meets once per month during the fall and spring semesters. Contact Cathy Proffitt-Boys for meeting day and time.

Officers:

  • Advisor: Cathy Proffitt-Boys
    • Phone: (417) 255-7278

Additional Information:

  • Advisor: Linda Wulff-Risner
    • Phone: (417) 255-7236
    • Email: LindaRiser@MissouriState.edu

Anime Viewers Anonymous (AVA)

Purpose:

Whether you consider yourself an anime/manga fan, Japanophile, geek or whatever else; you are welcome in AVA.

Officers:

  • Advisor: Leigh Adams
    • Phone: (417) 255-7282

Association for Computing Machinery (ACM)

Purpose:

The Missouri State University-West Plains Association for Computing Machinery is an organization dedicated to computer graphics, game design and programming.

Officers:

  • Advisor: Jeff Huff
    • Phone: (417) 255-7298

Business and Professional Women (BPW)

Purpose:

BPW members can expect a great deal of support and camaraderie as they meet to discuss subjects such as business, student success, and community support.

Officers:

  • Advisor: David White
    • Phone: (417) 255-7297

Campus Crusade for Christ (CCC)

Purpose:

CCC is religious organization geared at bringing college students together for good times and Christian fellowship.

Officers:

  • Advisor: Gary Phillips
    • Phone: (417) 255-7283

Christian Campus House (CCH)

Purpose:

Our Mission:

Growing to make a difference on campus.

Christian Campus House of West Plains (CCH) is a student organization and an off campus organization. We are located just down the road from Lybyer on corner West Main Street and Monk Street, behind rock house with sign in front yard. CCH is open 9am-9pm to relax & study.

Christian Campus House is a recognized student organization established to encourage and engage with those students on the Missouri State University-West Plains Campus. We are a campus ministry designed for students to continue their faith on a college campus. We have weekly group meetings held on/off campus, small groups, and various trips in and out of the country. Any MSU-WP student is able to join the group. We are inter-denominational ministry with students from Baptist churches, Methodist, Christian churches, non denominational churches and etc. CCH is recognized with the ACM (Association of Campus Ministries) www.aofcm.org. Join today! Contact Cathy Boys at (417) 255-7278.

Website(s):

Great opportunity to grow on campus as a Christian & meet other Christians who share the same faith. Our Mission is simple share the love of Christ. Come and enjoy!

Officers:

  • President: Natasha DeShazo
  • Campus House Minister: Nate Cooper
  • Advisor: Cathy Proffitt-Boys
    • Phone: (417) 255-7278

Additional Information:

Nate Cooper

Christian Campus House

First Christian Church of West Plains

(417) 252-4680, (417) 257-8851

natecch-wp@hotmail.com

Cliff Hangers

Purpose:

The purposes/goals of the Cliff Hangers is to increase the overall physical fitness of the students of Missouri State University-West Plains, increase endurance, travel to outdoor routes as a group, increase the popularity of rock climbing with college students, increase climbing ability and performance of students, and to teach students proper climbing safety techniques.

Officers:

  • Advisor: Bill Brown
    • Phone: (417) 255-7915

College Democrats

Purpose:

A student organization that enjoys discussing current issues of today's politics based on Democratic persuasion.

Officers:

  • Advisor: Barbara Nyden
    • Phone: (417) 255-7279

College Republicans

Purpose:

A student organization that enjoys discussing current issues of today's politics based on Republican persuasion.

Officers:

  • Advisor: Gary Phillips
    • Phone: (417) 255-7283

Creative Writing Club

Purpose:

The purpose of the Creative Writing Club is to further knowledge and experience dealing with writing and creating written works. The goals are to prepare members for work shop poems, prose, and short stories for upper level English courses.

Officers:

  • Advisor: Phil Howerton
    • Phone: (417) 255-7285

Enactus (Formerly SIFE)

Purpose:

The purpose of Enactus (formerly SIFE) is to provide opportunities to develop the skills needed to enter and advance in careers in agriculture, agri-business, and horticulture and natural resources.

Officers:

  • Advisor: Cathy Proffitt-Boys
    • Phone: (417) 255-7278

Fine Arts Club

Purpose:

The purpose of the Fine Arts Club is to give students access to activities that will further promote their educational, social, and artistic development. The goals and objectives of the organization are to further enhance an awareness of the presence of fine arts, to educate about the categories of fine arts, and to simply have some fun.

Officers:

  • President: Mariah Gregg
  • Advisor: Bill Brown
    • Phone: (417) 255-7915

Future Alumni Organization (FAO)

Purpose:

The Future Alumni Organization (FAO) at Missouri State University-West Plains is an organization for students, run by students. Our mission is to connect students with the University, alumni and the community. Together we foster spirit, tradition and pride throughout the University. Our goal is to provide activities and programs to Missouri State University-West Plains students that can assist in their development as leaders, scholars and future alumni who are proud to be Grizzlies.

Requirements:

Must be a full-time or part-time Missouri State University-West Plains student with a 2.5 GPA.

Officers:

  • President: TBD
  • Vice-President: TBD
  • Advisor: Melody Hubbell
    • Phone: (417)255-7238

Additional Information:

The President of FAO will receive a $300 scholarship thanks to donations from Philanthropic Women for Education. Applications for the 2014-2015 officer positions (PDF 1.5 MB) are being accepted now through April 18, 2014.

Grizzly Cheer Team

Purpose:

If you would like to know more visit the Grizzly Cheer Team page. A scholarship is provided.

Officers:

  • Advisor: Rachel Peterson
    • Phone: (417) 255-7978

Horseman's Association

Purpose:

The Missouri State University-West Plains Horseman's Association provides the students, staff and all members of the community a chance to meet others who share their interest in horses. The club participates in community and campus activities, focusing on learning and sharing information about horses and equine-related activities.

Officers:

  • President: Richelle Collins
  • Vice-President: Jodi Paulsen
  • Secretary: Jessica Russell
  • Treasurer: Toyah Murrah
  • Advisor: Jill Stephens
    • Phone: (417) 255-7791

Hope Offers People Everything

Purpose:

Our purpose, goals and objectives are to form a supportive group for students who struggle with and/or would like to create awareness on campus and in the community about depression, suicide, anxiety, addiction and self-injury.

Officers:

  • Advisor: Kathy Mann
    • Phone: (417) 255-7926

Missouri State University Math and Science Club (M-SUMS)

Purpose:

Missouri State University Math and Science Club.  Students who are interested in math and science can contact Jerry Trick for more information.

Officers:

  • Advisor: Jerry Trick
    • Phone: (417) 255-7292

Non-Traditional Student Association (NTSA)

Purpose:

  • To provide academic and social support for adult students at Missouri State-West Plains (MSU-WP)
  • To provide social and educational activities.
  • To enable adult students to interact with members of the senior administration.
  • To provide opportunities for adult students to serve their university.

Officers:

  • Advisor: Rose Scarlet
    • Phone: (417) 255-7948

ONE

Purpose:

A Christian-based student organization affiliated with Faith Assembly of God Church.  For more information contact Jerry Trick.

Officers:

  • Advisor: Jerry Trick
    • Phone: (417) 255-7292

Paranormal Research & Investigation Association

Purpose:

To provide students of Missouri State University-West Plains with an organization of individuals that share an interest in the paranormal.  To openly discuss topics of a paranormal nature and to investigate alleged paranormal activity to obtain a clearer understanding and hopefully confirm the activity as legitimately paranormal or debunk it.

Officers:

  • Advisor: Becky Estes
    • Phone: (417) 255-7222

Phi Beta Lambda

Purpose:

Phi Beta Lambda is a business organization to promote better business ideals among college students.  Both business and social events as well as state and local competitions form the basic activities of PBL.

Website(s):

National Phi Beta Lambda

Officers:

  • Advisor: Brenda Smith
    • Phone: (417) 255-5775

Phi Theta Kappa

Purpose:

Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) is an international honor society for two-year colleges.  Students are invited to join when they have at least a 3.5 cumulative grade point average.

Who should become a member?  Members are invited by the organization based on their GPA.

Website(s):

Official Phi Theta Kappa website

Officers:

  • Advisor: Leigh Adams
    • Phone: (417) 255-7282

The Ringers

Purpose:

The Ringers are a group of Missouri State-West Plains students who enjoy playing horseshoes.

Officers:

  • Advisor: Rogers Taylor
    • Phone: (417) 255-7233

The Shoe Crew

Purpose:

The goal of The Shoe Crew is student success. We feel a busy student is the most productive. Our goals are to promote student success by offering and advertising everything Missouri State University-West Plains has to offer. We are trying to build a community between the Shoe Factory Lofts and Missouri State University-West Plains. In order to do this we must start with community builders (programs), then focus our activities towards educational programs. We want both our residents and Missouri State University-West Plains students to utilize campus services and everything in front of them, including what we have to offer.

Officers:

  • Advisor: Alexandra Graham
    • Phone: (417) 255-7942

Straight Shooters

Purpose:

To allow students who enjoy playing pool to come together as peers and to give students who don't know pool the opportunity to play and learn how to play the game.

Officers:

  • Advisor: Rogers Taylor
    • Phone: (417) 255-7233

Student Ambassadors

Purpose:

Ambassadors perform roles associated with hosting campus events and guests. These include giving campus tours, assisting with career days, high school visits, Red Carpet Days, and representing Missouri State-West Plains at community events. Book scholarship is provided.

To become a member of Student Ambassadors, you must be a registered full-time or part-time student with an ACT score of at least 20 and maintain a 2.5 cumulative grade point average.  You must also demonstrate a positive attitude and have excellent communication skills.

Officers:

  • Advisor: Rachel Peterson
    • Phone: (417) 255-7978

Student Government Association

Purpose:

Students who like to make a difference and be involved on campus should check out the Student Government Association.

Meeting Times:

Weekly meetings are held in Looney 304 at 4:00 PM, on Thursdays.

Officers:

  • President: Dakota Bates
  • Vice-President: Sarah Agee
  • Advisor: Rogers Taylor
    • Phone: (417) 255-7233

Student International Association

Purpose:

The purpose of the Student International Association is to meet and have a better understanding of other cultures.

Officers:

  • Advisor: Rajiv Thakur
    • Phone: (417) 255-7288

Student Missouri State Teachers Association (SMSTA)

Purpose:

Who should become a member?  All Education Majors.

Officers:

  • Advisor: Jane Ward
    • Phone: (417) 255-7935

Student Nurses' Association (SNA)

Purpose:

SNAHA is a student organization for pre-nursing, nursing students, and other allied health majors.  SNAHA provides opportunities for developing leadership skills, professional relationships, educational opportunities, and updated information on health trends and issues.

Who should become a member?  All nursing and pre-nursing majors.

Officers:

  • Membership/Fundraising: Kim Grisham
  • Advisor: Joyce DeWitt
    • Phone: (417) 255-7253

Student Veterans Organization (SVO)

Purpose:

The Student Veterans Organization (SVO) is a group of college-based military veterans and supporters dedicated to supporting military veterans, their families, the University, and the community.

Officers:

  • Advisor: Mark White
    • Phone: (417) 255-7720

Student Speech and Theatre Association of Missouri (SSTAM)

Purpose:

Section I. This organization shall be named the Student Speech and Theatre Association of Missouri. The individual campus chapter shall be identified as the Missouri State University, West Plains chapter.

Section 2. This Association shall promote communication and cooperation among members of the speech and theatre students on campus and throughout the association in Missouri, work to increase professional development, and to improve teaching, research and scholarship in the communicative arts and sciences.

Section 3. This organization shall follow all guidelines of its affiliate professional organization, the Speech and Theatre Association of Missouri.

Officers:

  • Advisor: Gary Phillips
    • Phone: (417) 255-7283

Tri-Lambda

Purpose:

Student spirit club. Come out and join to help cheer Grizzly Volleyball and Grizzly Basketball to victory!

Officers:

  • Advisor: Rogers Taylor
    • Phone: (417) 255-7233

Wesley Club

Purpose:

A Christian-based student organization affiliated with the First United Methodist Church. For more information on the Wesley Club, email one of the officers.

Officers:

  • Advisor: Karen Ryburn
    • Phone: (417) 255-7941