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Governing and Organization Boards

Student Government Association (SGA)
The Student Government Association is the officially recognized voice of students at Bismarck State College. Elected representatives of the student body work with BSC administration to meet student needs. SGA serves on a variety of committees and represents students at the meetings of the North Dakota Student Association. Members participate in and lead service projects and help at campus activities. They are the designated body to oversee SGA fees collection and distribution. Be a part of the campus experience through a legacy at SGA.

Contact: 701-224-5635
Advisor: Catherine Brule701-224-2702

Meet the officers, and find meeting minutes and agendas on the Student Government page.


BSC Intramurals is a fun chance to be active, meet new people, blow off some steam, and have some fun. We are excited to feature a large number of leagues and one-time events. Watch for information for upcoming events!
Advisor: Amanda Morse, 701-224-5460

Congress of Student Organizations (CSO)
The Congress of Student Organizations oversees and regulates campus organizations. Organization representatives share activities, seek support, and collaborate with other groups on campus. CSO is a great place for connection and meaningful collaboration.
Advisors: Averie Stone, 701-224-5677 and Erin Schwalk, 701-224-5455 


Ag Club

The BSC Ag Club is dedicated to helping BSC students through career development, service opportunities, professional networking and education enhancement. BSC Ag Club also promotes interest in agriculture, educates the general public about the importance of agriculture, inspires interpersonal interactions and enhances students' understanding of local and global agricultural industries.
Advisor: Marko Davinic, 701-224-5409

Amateur Radio Club

The Amateur Radio Club seeks the promotion of interest in Amateur Radio communication, experimentation, and research. The advancement of the radio art and the fostering of education in the field of electronic radio communication are a few of this club's objectives. Enjoy expanding the awareness of BSC through Amateur Radio networks and learn more about communication in the event of disasters and other emergencies.
Advisor: Mike Holman, 701-224-5591

Art Club

The Student Art Club is a wonderful opportunity to become involved with other students interested in creating art. Network, build your resume, and stretch your creative muscles! All skill levels and major/minors are welcome. Be inspired by your peers during weekly art projects and community outreach.
Advisor: Andrea Fagerstrom, 701-224-5520

Chess Club

The BSC Chess Club brings students together who love the game. The Chess Club welcomes students who have never played, haven't played in a while, or are masters of the game. Students of all ages and skill levels bond over chess. We learn together, relax and build friendships.
Advisor: Ronnie Martin, 701-224-2691


Campus Crusade is an internationally affiliated Christian organization geared toward fellowship, worship, and community outreach. Stop by the weekly gathering to relax, meet new people, and fellowship.
Advisors: Nancy Shirley, 701-400-5152 and Amy Helgeson, 701-224-5616

Cyber Club

Cyber Club is for students who are interested in Cybersecurity, which includes systems defense and hacking. Club members prepare for and train to compete in cyber competitions such as the CCDC, NCL, and other events around the region. 
Advisor: Debbie Mantz, 701-224-2407

Digital Hive Club

The Digital Hive Club is a student-led community hub where creators, artists, engineers and entrepreneurs of various backgrounds can turn their innovative ideas into reality. Club members have access to equipment, materials and software to create anything they can imagine, along with a connection to established members of the community who are ready to answer your questions.
Advisors: Luis Vilella, 701-224-2421 and Alicia Uhde, 701-224-5764

Drama Club

Drama Club offers students a creative outlet, and theatrical, and social involvement. This is a great organization for students interested in working in the production of theatre, acting, and directing. Students present and direct their own dramatic productions. A highlight for club members includes an annual trip to the week-long American College Theatre Festival in January, and the student-directed spring plays.
Advisor: Dean Bellin, 701-224-5627

Energy Club

The Energy Club spreads health, happiness, and prosperity to the college and city community. More than just a club for energy students, members participate in and help organize events on campus, participate in or organize community service projects, such as blood drives on campus, and enhance relationships with the energy field.
Advisors: Holly Burch, 701-224-5587, Bill Gieser, 701-663-8788

Fishing Club

BSC Fishing Club provides students with the opportunity to represent BSC and the Upper Midwest in several colleges Bass or Walleye fishing tournaments. Through this club, BSC will gain notoriety among the growing ranks of college fishing fans. 
Advisors: Don Roethler 701-224-5485 and Deb Sandness 701-224-5524

Graphic Design and Communications Club (GDCC)

The Graphic Design and Communication Club aims to create and nurture a love for all aspects of GDCC and to assist anyone in need of help in these fields.
Advisors: Jason Lueder, 701-224-2580 and Sean Thorenson, 701-224-5564

LGBT+ Club

The LGBT+ Club provides support, social activities, and education for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, questioning, intersex, and allied students, faculty, and staff on the BSC campus, in the Bismarck-Mandan community and beyond. Check out their Facebook page.
Advisor:  Erin Price, 701-224-5449

Multicultural Club

The purpose of the Multicultural Club is to explore, learn, understand, and promote diverse cultural backgrounds. This group is open to any BSC student who is a part of, and/or wants to learn more about culture and diversity.
Advisor:  Kelsey Menge, 701-224-5446

Mystic Catholics
Mystic Catholics is a community of Catholic students at BSC. We exist to serve the formative needs of BSC students who are open to having a relationship with Jesus Christ.
Advisor: John Carroll, 701-224-5491
FBLA (Future Business Leaders of America-Phi Beta Lambda, Inc.)

FBLA is the largest business Career and Technical Student Organization in the world. Each year, FBLA helps over 230,000 members prepare for careers in business. FBLA inspires and prepares students to become community-minded business leaders in a global society through relevant career preparation and leadership experiences. 
Advisors: Lynette Borjeson-Painter, 701-224-5755

Phi Theta Kappa

Phi Theta Kappa is the two-year college national honor society. The purpose of BSC's local chapter, Kappa Omicron, is to promote scholarship, the development of leadership and service and the cultivation of fellowship among qualified students. Membership is restricted to candidates completing 12 or more credit hours at BSC leading to an associate degree and having a minimum GPA of 3.50.
Advisors: Michael Tomanek, 701-224-5725 and Kevin Cavanagh, 701-224-2611

Student Nurses Organization (SNO)

SNO is an organization for students interested in nursing. This is a talented and caring group interested in service projects, educational programs, and interacting with the community. Club members may participate in God's Child Project and travel to Guatemala. If you are excited about nursing, this is a great opportunity to connect.
Advisor: Annie Paulson, 701-224-5575

Academic Organizations

Concert Band
Concert Band fulfills the enrichment requirement for graduation and is open to all students. Performance groups include Jazz Ensemble, as well as, Brass and Woodwind Ensembles. Students may elect private study or to pursue their interest in music education. Band presents a concert each semester and travels during the second semester to designated schools in the surrounding area.
Advisor: Dr. John Darling, 701-224-5444
Concert/Chamber Choir
Concert choir fulfills an enrichment requirement for graduation, is open to all students. Students audition to join Chamber Choir; auditions are held for sections placement. In December, the choir participates in the BSC Choir concert and in spring, the college's musical. Each year, the choir tours local high schools and may plan a larger bit.
Advisor: Dawn Hagerott, 701-224-5768
The Mystician (newspaper)
The Mystician is the Bismarck State College student news publication. The editors and staff collaborate on stories, photos, graphics and page design to produce the monthly newspaper, which they distribute on campus and to the community. All students are welcome to join the staff, submit articles, ideas, and photographs. Students may earn an enrichment credit by joining a class. Stop by the Armory, Room 119, and visit their office.
Advisor: Karen Bauer, 701-224-5522
MystiCast (video publication)
MystiCast is a student-created video show documenting newsworthy campus and community events. Students produce and direct every episode, which includes filming news and entertainment pieces, preparing studio equipment, anchoring the show and finalizing the production for broadcast. Students may earn credit by joining MystiCast as a class. Stop by the BSC Armory and visit the new studio!
Advisor: Dusty Anderson, 701-224-5674
The MYX (radio)
The MYX is the Bismarck State College Internet radio broadcast. Students produce both talk and music radio shows. The MYX students also provide entertainment at many campus events with live remotes where they interview students, faculty, staff and visitors to campus. Several shows are currently featured on the Bismarck community radio station KDAK at 102.5 FM. Requests can be phoned in at 701-224-5572. The MYX is open to any student, staff or faculty member at BSC.
Advisor: Cole Bernhardt, 701-224-2679