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Chartered Clubs and Organizations


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Highlands encourages students to look beyond the classroom. The Office of Campus Life oversees several clubs and organizations that are established by students.  Each club represents a unique interest, both educational and academic in nature.  Every chartered club and organization is open to all Highlands students.
 
All chartered clubs/organizations must (re)apply to the Office of Campus Life during the fall semester (no later than September 15) of each school year to be officially recognized by the university. Chartering of a new club/organization may take place at any time.

Main Campus:

ACTIVITIES BOARD  
Type: Activity Planning
Purpose: To provide input on campus.
Adviser: Rahannon Lizard 505.454.3201
Department: Campus Life

AMAZON RUGBY
Type: Athletic
Purpose: To encourage teamwork, sportsmanship, and collaboration through the medium of women’s rugby.  
Adviser: Carlos Velasquez Torres 505.426.2110
Department: History & Political Sciences 

AMERICAN INDIAN SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING SOCIETY (AISES)
Type: Academic/Social
Purpose: The chapter is formed to advance the objectives of the AISES
Adviser: F. Craig Conley 505.426.2267
Department: Natural Resource Management

ANCHORED BIBLE CLUB
Type: Religious and Science
Purpose: In depth study of the Bible, looking into the scientific realm through creationism.
Adviser: Jaime A. Cruz, Jr. 505.454.3278
Department: Campus Security

ASL CLUB (AMERICAN SIGN LANGUAGE)
Type: Academic/Social
Purpose: Promote the study of American Sign Language and awareness of deaf culture through interaction with the local and larger deaf community and students of ASL and deaf culture from other colleges/universities.
Adviser: Carol Litherland 505.426.2141
Department: History, Political Sciences, Languages & Culture

ASSOCIATION OF LATINO PROFESSIONALS IN FINANCE & ACCOUNTING
Type: Business
Purpose: To provide leadership and networking opportunities to business students. 
Adviser: Donna Vigil/Miko Jefferies 505.454.3580
Department: School of Business

ASSOCIATION OF SOCIOLOGY 
Type: Academic
Purpose: To attend conferences and relevant events.
Adviser: Erika Derkas 505.454.3432
Department: Sociology

BINDINGS CLUB (THE)
Type: English Club
Purpose: To unite NMHU English majors and English minors, as well as to inform the community of the importance of English.
Adviser: Helen Blythe 505.454.3329
Department: English

BODY & OBJECT MANIPULATION CLUB (aka: TWIRLING CLUB)
Type: Athletic/Social
Purpose: To introduce and improve skills related to a variety of body & object manipulation.
Adviser: Sara Brown 505.454.3320
Department: Natural Resource Management

CATHOLIC NEWMAN COMMUNITY
Type: Religious
Purpose: Assist college students and young adults in developing spiritually, intellectually, and morally.
Adviser: LouAnn Romero 505.454.3087
Department: School of Social Work

CHROMAVISTA ART CLUB
Type: Academic and Social
Purpose: To develop the Highland’s art community as well as giving back whenever possible.
Adviser: Todd Christensen 505.454.3485
Department: Visual and Performing Arts

CINEFLIX MOVIE CLUB (THE)
Type: Social/Entertainment
Purpose: Critique/show movies @ Ilfeld Auditorium to students and Las Vegas community.
Adviser: Donna Martinez 505.454.3238
Department: Ilfeld Auditorium/KEDP

DELTA MU DELTA  
Type: Honorary
Purpose: To recognize the top 20% of the Graduation Business Class every year based on GPA and Character.
Adviser: Luis Ortiz, Ph.D 505.454.3584
Department: Business Department

EXERCISE & SPORT SCIENCES CLUB 
Type: Departmental/Social
Purpose:Community service, recreation.
Adviser: Ron Benedict 505.426.2195
Department: Exercise & Sport Sciences

GAMMA ALPHA OMEGA SORORITY, INC.
Type: Social
Purpose: To be an innovative and international leader in the Greek Community.  Providing a life-long sisterhood.
Adviser: Jenny Arguello 505.454.3593
Department: Recruitment

GAY STRAIGHT ALLIANCE (GSA)
Type: Social
Purpose: To create awareness.
Adviser: Erika Derkas 505.454.3432
Department: Sociology & Behavioral Sciences

HIGHLANDS UNIVERSITY GEOLOGICAL SOCIETY (HUGS)
Type: Academic/Social
Purpose: To further the education and fellowship of geology students at NMHU
Adviser:  Michael Petronis 505.454.3513
Department:  Natural Resources

INTERNATIONAL HUMANITARIAN DELEGATION
Type: Humanitarian/Nonprofit
Purpose: Introduce all fields of study to new cultures and to help people less fortunate in the local community and also to aid in international humanitarian efforts.
Adviser: Carol Linder 505.454.3267
Department: Biology

JAYCEES OF LAS VEGAS, NM
Type: Social/Civic
Purpose: Intended to teach the necessary leadership, community, involvement and self-confidence that every young person needs to succeed in our world today and become an active citizen.
Adviser: Donna Martinez 505.454.3238
Department: Ilfeld Auditorium/KEDP Radio Station

LAMBDA KAPPA PSI SORORITY 
Type: Sorority
Purpose: The purpose is to bring unity and diversity to women on campus.
Adviser: Margaret Gonzales 505.454.3495
Department: Campus Life and Conferences

LIVING IN FAITH TOGETHER (LIFT)
Type: Religious and social
Purpose: Further the education and fellowship of students at NMHU, and to help one another grow in our walks of faith.
Adviser: Carol Litherland 505.426.2141
Department: History, Political Sciences, Languages & Culture

MEChA de NMHU (MOVIMIENTO ESTUDIANTIL CHICANO de AZTLAN)
Type: Empowerment
Purpose: Change the world.
Adviser: Eric Romero, Ph.D. 505.454.3009
Department: Language and Culture

MEDIA ARTS CLUB – MAC 
Type: Social and service
Purpose: To provide an avenue for media arts students to participate and organize social, community, and school events.   
Adviser: Justin Plakas  505.454.3312
Department: Media Arts

MUSIC AND ART COLLABORATION (MAAC)
Type: Social
Purpose: To provide an opportunity for students to come together with like-minded creative expressions.
Adviser: Helene Boudreau 505.454.3553
Department: Support Services

NATIONAL SOCIETY OF LEADERSHIP AND SUCCESS
Type: Honors, society
Purpose: Build leaders today who will make a better tomorrow.
Adviser: Helen Boudreau 505.454.3553
Department: Student Support Services

NMHU ALUMNI GOLD ZUMBA CLUB
Type: Exercise
Purpose: To become leaders for our school and community.
Adviser: James Mandarino 505.454.3199
Department: Foundation Office

NMHU CHEER SQUAD 
Type: Club/Sport
Purpose: To promote school spirit and support all athletics and clubs on and off campus.
Adviser: Margaret Gonzales 505.454.3495
Department: Office of Campus Life

NMHU CHEMISTRY CLUB
Type: Social
Purpose: Encourage learning and interest in the field of chemistry.  
Adviser: Brooks Maki 505.454.3167
Department: Chemistry Department

CHRISTIAN CHALLENGE
Type: Religious
Purpose: To provide college students a place of fellowship, to study and lead students to Christ. 
Adviser: Kaiguo Chang (505) 426-2071
Department: Chemistry

NMHU CHRISTIAN FELLOWSHIP
Type: Religious
Purpose: Reaching to follow Christians while spreading the Gospel.
Adviser: Jim Deisler 505.454.3351
Department: Athletics

NMHU CONSERVATION CLUB
Type: Environmental
Purpose: Helping to conserve our precious world through sustainable practices, restoration, and education.
Adviser: Jesus Rivas 505.454.3292
Department: Biology

NMHU DISC GOLF CLUB 
Type: Social
Purpose: To promote great character through competition and recreation.
Adviser: Jorden Grimm 505.454.3491
Department: Facilities Services

NMHU DRUMLINE 
Type: Professional
Purpose: Provide music for parades and sports events.
Adviser: Edward Harrington 505.454.3569
Department: Music

NMHU FORESTRY CLUB
Type: Academic/Social
Purpose: To network students and have a presence on campus.  
Adviser: Sara Brown 505.454.3220, F. Craig Conley 505.426.2267, David Hacker 505.454.3176
Department: Natural Resource Management

NMHU INTERNATIONAL CLUB 
Type: Social
Purpose: Empower students to be open to different cultures and also to interact with everyone here at NMHU.
Adviser: Ernestine B. Clayton 505.454.3058
Department: International Educational Center

NMHU MEN’S SOCCER CLUB 
Type: Sports
Purpose: To attract students to participant in games and physical activities.   
Adviser: Helen Boudreau 505.454.3553
Department: Student Support Services

NMHU NATIVE AMERICAN CLUB
Type: Social
Purpose: Providing support, activities, cultural learning for Native American students and also for other ethnicity who would like to participate.
Adviser: Fidel Trujillo 505.454.3020
Department: Student Affairs

NMHU STUDENT AMBASSADORS
Type: Athletic
Purpose: Assist Office of Student Recruitment in promoting NMHU, and recruiting new students.
Adviser: Julia Andrada 505.454.3323
Department: Office of Student Recruitment

NMHU “VAQUEROS de la SIERRA”
Type: Mariachi Performing Group
Purpose: Hispanic culture in music and art.
Adviser: Benjamin Lucero 505.454.3359
Department: Music

NMHU VATOS
Type: Sports/Social
Purpose: To promote physical fitness and sportsmanship through the sport of rugby.
Adviser: Dick Greene 505.454.3365
Department: Biology

PACIFIC ISLANDERS CLUB
Type: Social
Purpose: To teach other students about our Pacific Island culture and dances.
Adviser:  Gloria Gadsden 505.454.3209
Department: Social and Behavioral Sciences

PERFORMING ARTS CLUB/HU SINGERS
Type: Exposure, community involvement
Purpose: To organize and improve the advancement of actors and vocal artists alike.   
Adviser: Dr. Andre Garcia-Nuthmann 505.454.3573
Department: Music Department/Performing and Visual Arts

PHI BETA SIGMA FRATERNITY
Type: Business, social
Purpose: Graduate/Community service.
Adviser: Tom Ward 505.454.3196
Department: Social & Behavioral Sciences

PHI ETA SIGMA 
Type: Honorary
Purpose: To acknowledge academic excellence among freshmen.
Adviser: Margaret Gonzales 505.454.3495
Department: Office of Campus Life

PHI IOTA ALPHA FRATERNITY, INC. (aka -FIAT CLUB)
Type: Interest Group
Purpose: To develop leaders and create innovative ways to unite the Latino Community.
Adviser: Iliana Ortiz 505.454.3472
Department: Recruitment Office

PHI KAPPA PHI  
Type: Honorary
Purpose: To acknowledge and recognize academic achievement.
Adviser: Carolyn Newman 505.454.3383
Department: School of Education

PICAYUNE LITERARY MAGAZINE
Type: Literary
Purpose: Publishing
Adviser: Daniel Martinez 505.426.2073
Department: English

POLITICAL SCIENCE CLUB
Type: Political/Civic Engineering
Purpose: The Political Science Club serving NMHU is committed to civic engagement
Adviser: George F. Lyon  505.454.3413
Department: History, Political Science, Language and Cultures

PSI CHI 
Type: Honor Society 
Purpose: Organize events and lectures, fundraise for research purposes and attend conferences to present research conducted at NMHU psychology department.  
Adviser: Ian Williamson 505.454.3321
Department: Social and Behavioral Sciences

ROCK CLIMBING CLUB
Type: Outdoor sport
Purpose: To give students the opportunity to experience the outdoors through climbing and hiking, and improve skills and confidence in adventurous sports.
Adviser: Sara Brown 505.454.3320
Department: Natural Resources Management

SIGMA TAU DELTA/ALPHA ZETA PSI CHAPTER 
Type: English Honor
Purpose: Honor Society
Adviser: Daniel Martinez 505.426.2073
Department:  English

TAU KAPPA EPSILON (TKE) 
Type: Fraternity
Purpose: Social, fraternity, creating better men for a better world.
Adviser: Jim Mandarino 505.454.3199
Department: Alumni

UNDERGRADUATE SOCIAL WORK ASSOCIATION
Type: Community involvement/volunteer
Purpose: Incorporate the spirit of volunteerisms into the local community.
Adviser: Dolores Ortega 505.454.3567
Department: Social Work

UNICEF CAMPUS INITIATIVE CLUB
Type: Social
Purpose: Raise awareness on the child’s situation around the world, and raise funds to support effort made by UNICEF.  
Adviser: Elizabeth Ratzlaff 505.426.2009
Department: ARMAS

WOMEN FOR A CHANGE
Type: Educational, social
Purpose: Educational outreach.
Adviser: Erika Derkas 505.454.3432
Department: Sociology & Behavioral Sciences

WOMEN’S STUDIES AND PROGRAMS
Type: Educational
Purpose: Bring scholars and attend conferences.
Adviser: Erika Derkas 505.454.3432
Department: Sociology & Behavioral Sciences

 
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