UMR student playing air hockey with classmate.

Student Involvement

“UMR has provided me with many opportunities to practice and improve my leadership skills. As a student leader, I was able to get to know incoming and current students better and assist them in feeling more comfortable and welcome on campus. In being a student leader, you will be able to feel the sense of community we have at UMR and ensure it is upheld as the university continues to grow and change.”-Carly Hampton, UMR Senior

Student Clubs & Organizations

The student clubs and organizations at UMR help create space for students to follow their passion and interest in different topics and build a community. 

Visit RaptorLink to learn more about current student clubs. RaptorLink is a student engagement platform with profiles for all registered student groups and information on upcoming campus events and activities.

  Are you interested in starting your own club on campus?

Learn more about the registration process for new and returning clubs.

Rochester Student Association (RSA)

The Rochester Student Association is the undergraduate student government at the University of Minnesota Rochester. RSA functions as the voice of the student body by advocating for student interests in places they don't often get a voice — that includes helping to shape University policy, working with University administrators and the Board of Regents, and engaging legislators at every level of government.

Visit RSA Webpage for more information.


Current Student Clubs

Visit RaptorLink for more information.

African Student Association (ASA)

Our mission is to embrace and educate others on different African cultures while empowering one another on our journey to a successful future. We want to support upcoming minorities in their academic growth and personal growth through a strong community of different ethnic backgrounds. 

We want to create a strong support team for academic success, group volunteerism, and shared connections and networking with outside health care professionals. We want to use this support group to bring unity and closeness among different ethnic backgrounds. 

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Black Student Union (BSU)

Black Student Union (BSU) promotes an opportunity for black students to express their views and concerns on and off-campus. Furthermore, spreading political and social awareness that affects the black community. This organization plans to grow by sharing our ideas and experiences to help educate and bring the community together. 

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College Against Cancer

The purpose of the club is to get the UMR and Rochester community together to raise money and awareness for childhood cancer. 

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Community Engagement Club

Community Engagement Club is dedicated to providing the University of Minnesota, Rochester students with outstanding volunteer experiences. Volunteering has its advantages for any individual but especially for health science/health profession college students. Our club can lead to positive outcomes for university volunteers and the communities/organizations they serve while making an impact. 

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Gender and Sexuality Alliance Rochester (GSAR)

Gender and Sexuality Alliance Rochester was established to open a dialogue for LGBTQ+ people at UMR, create and foster a community for queer folk, and spread awareness about LGBTQ+ issues at UMR and in the broader Rochester community. Our organization has been designed to be more than just an advocacy group, it has given many of us a family away from home and acted as a support system for those struggling with either the sexual orientation or gender identity. Nevertheless, we are welcome to all who not only wish to learn more about our community but become part of it.

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Global Discoveries

Global Discoveries Club is part of the Child Family Health Institute (CFHI). We travel to different countries to participate in two-week internships, learn about how different healthcare institutions work, and discover new cultures. 

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Muslim Students Association

The MSA strives to create a safe environment for people of all faiths to come together to engage in learning and strengthen intercultural awareness. We hope to create a community where members, regardless of religious or ethnic background, are able to discuss and learn about Islamic culture, beliefs, and practices. The MSA believes it is beneficial for future healthcare professionals to gain experiences in diverse environments to create a strong foundation for positive future patient-provider relationships. We hope to be one step in your journey towards intercultural competence and personal growth.

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Minnesota Nursing Student Board (MNSB)

MNSB’s goal is to organize professional, educational, service, and social events for the School of Nursing undergraduate student body at UMR. Also, it serves as a means of promoting and supporting student participation in the affairs of the School of Nursing, related student organizations, NSNA, and the University of Minnesota.

Our Roots Latinx Cultural Organization

The mission is to create a safe space for Latinx/Hispanic, Indigenous, and members of the UMR community to come together and create a sense of belonging on campus. We hope to create a community where members, regardless of religious or ethnic background, can be heard by the campus community and are able to discuss and learn about Latinx/Hispanic and Indigenous knowledge, cultures, beliefs, and practices. 

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Pre-Dental Club at UMR

Our intention is to guide students considering dentistry along the pre-dental path. Upperclassmen will be able to provide resources and information for things such as volunteering, the dental acceptance test, application information, shadowing, and plenty of other important information. We hopefully want to have some doctors come and speak at meetings as well and the students will also be able to ask questions and gain insight into the field of dentistry.

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Pre-Professional Careers Club

Pre-Professional Careers Club provides students with opportunities to reach out to healthcare professionals. Whether it be for information on certain careers or the skills needed for professional schools and health sciences careers. In the past we have put on panels incorporating different health science careers and hands-on events such as suturing and networking events. This upcoming year we plan on hopefully being able to continue our hands-on events and additionally promoting panels that other clubs and organizations put on, as well as the career spotlights. Seeing as though we are one of the largest clubs at UMR,  we will be starting a connection program where we will match our club members with other students to help navigate UMR whether they are a first-year student or just want to connect with their peers.

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Raptor Gaming Group

Are you board out of your mind? You should Nintendo-n joining this club! Here at Raptor Gaming Group, you'll be introduced to a variety of game-related skills: collaboration, innovation, strategy, and luck. The club is all about fun, and meeting new people, we can't promise a de-stress but we can promise a good game (gg)! 

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Research Club

We encourage students to explore and increase knowledge within the field of research in its many contexts.  Through this club, we hope to allow students to grow and become responsible, analytical, and efficient research professionals. Following this club, we hope students can use their new experience to strengthen their applications to pursue opportunities in research.

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Respiratory Therapy Student Organization (RTSO)

The Respiratory Therapy Student Organization (RTSO) is an organization organized and instructed by current BSHP students dually-enrolled at the University of Minnesota-Rochester (UMR) and the Mayo Clinic School of Health Sciences (MCSHS) for the Respiratory Therapy Program in the heart of MedCity. The goal of this organization is to spread education and equity about the field of respiratory therapy among current students who are interested in pursuing respiratory therapy as a potential future career. This club will prepare students to become strong applicants to the BSHP program at UMR and the Respiratory Therapy Program at MCSHS. Furthermore, this organization will also actively engage with the local community through volunteering as well as spreading awareness of scholarships for health professions majors and respiratory therapy news.

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Rochester Hmong Student Association

A collection of individuals who come together and collectively celebrate diversity while establishing the importance of integrating different cultures in medicine through empowering the group to use their voices and instilling the confidence in those who come from marginalized backgrounds to be ambitious. 

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Rock Climbing Club

Our goal at UMR's Rock Climbing Club is to build a community that shares an interest in rock climbing. We hope to mitigate the assumption that a rock climbing club is only for those who "are avid rock climbers" by supporting those who may want to try something new.

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Soccer Club at UMR

Our goal is to provide UMR students with a chance to exercise through soccer. We strive toward creating a welcoming environment for all students. All UMR students are invited to join our club, no experience is required. We're here to have fun and meet new people.


Students for Tibet Association Rochester (STAR)

The purpose of this club is to educate others about Tibetan culture and heritage and promote a welcoming space for Tibetans and non-Tibetans to come together and learn. We hope to spread the history and current events of Tibet while also celebrating the origins of where we (Tibetan Americans) come from.

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