Arts Advocacy Organizations

National Association for Music Education (NAfME)

Meetings: Weekly
Contact: Tommy Dubnicka
Mission: The Lawrence chapter of NAfME promotes the philosophy of "Change the world; share music." We explore this mission and share our passion for music teaching and learning through interactive workshops, presentations by leading professionals in our field, and experiential projects both on our campus and in the greater community.

Child Advocacy Organizations

Bomb Squad

Meetings: Weekly
Contact: Jackie Feldy
Mission: Bomb Squad's goal is to educate, inspire, and stimulate the minds of elementary school students by presenting exciting and interesting science demonstrations. To achieve this goal, the club will present shows on campus, at elementary schools, or at other locations in the Fox Cities.

KidsGive

Contact: Professor Skran
Mission: Our mission is to educate students in the U.S. about Sierra Leonean life and culture as well as to promote informed giving while providing children in Sierra Leone with the opportunity to learn and become the next great leaders of their generation. We achieve this mission through several different methods. At our core, we are an educational organization. Thus, a pillar of our group is the scholarship fund that goes to several kids from Sierra Leone every year. We also focus on education in the states. KidsGive gives presentations at various elementary schools in the Appleton area that focus on various aspects of Sierra Leone (e.g. culture, climate, history).

Elder Advocacy Organizations

Building Intergenerational Relationships (BIR)

Meetings: Twice a week
Contact: Vicky Liang
Mission: BIR seeks to connect students with the residents at Brewster Village and other local senior homes to build meaningful relationships through volunteering and community activism. Volunteering options range from providing complimentary makeovers to reading books to an elderly friend.

Environment and Sustainability Organizations

Biodiversity and Sustainability Club

Meetings: Weekly
Contact: Margot Wulfsberg
Mission: Our purpose is to restore reduce invasive species and restore native plant biodiversity to areas on campus. We also aim to promote awareness of the value of biodiversity among Lawrence students and the local community.

LU Food Recovery

Meeting: Weekly
Contact: Zhiru Wang
Mission: The Lawrence University Food Recovery Network seeks to eliminate food waste on the Lawrence campus. We seek to develop and support a sustainable relationship between the campus and organizations in the Appleton community through regular food donations. As representatives of Lawrence, we are the connection between Bon Appetit and organizations who fight hunger in the Appleton area. We strive to prevent further food waste and promote awareness of sustainability issues in our food system.

Sustainable Lawrence University Garden (SLUG)

Meetings: Weekly
Contact: Erik Nordstrom
Mission: SLUG grows fresh produce for the Lawrence community using sustainable agricultural methods in our garden, orchard, and apiary. SLUG actively educates and fosters dialogue within the Lawrence and Fox Cities community about sustainable agriculture in order to create a more just food system and a stronger community.

People For Animal Welfare (PAW)

Meetings: Weekly
Contact: Michaela Rabideau
Mission: PAW is committed to providing animal welfare education and involvement opportunities for students locally through volunteering, fundraising, and group activities.

Equal Access to Education Organizations

Andy Reading Fund (ARF)

Meetings: Twice a month
Contact: Andy Wang
Mission: The Andy Reading Fund is to promote the education of rural education in developing countries by providing educational books and one-on-one sponsorships.

Reaching Into Scholastic Excellence University Program (RiseUp)

Meetings: Weekly
Contact: Andrea Lara
Mission: RiseUp is a student-led volunteer organization dedicated to helping local first generation, low socioeconomic high school students from the Appleton community on their journey in applying and attending college. Its purpose is to provide the necessary academic and moral support for students who do not have the resources or encouragement to go to college, but have the desire and drive to. Its effort is to get rid of the socioeconomic barrier that segregates colleges and school systems everywhere. In addition, it will help lead to the success of first generation college students and provide more diversity in schools. By creating a relationship between college and high school students, both Lawrence University and the Appleton community will be able to make a small difference in the lives of those students who need it.

Fair Housing and Hunger Organizations

LU Food Recovery

Meeting: Weekly
Contact: Zhiru Wang
Mission: The Lawrence University Food Recovery Network seeks to eliminate food waste on the Lawrence campus. We seek to develop and support a sustainable relationship between the campus and organizations in the Appleton community through regular food donations. As representatives of Lawrence, we are the connection between Bon Appetit and organizations who fight hunger in the Appleton area. We strive to prevent further food waste and promote awareness of sustainability issues in our food system.

Amnesty International

Meeting: Weekly
Contact: Emily Beale
Mission: Amnesty discusses various different human rights in meetings, makes the community aware of human rights abuses throughout the world, and holds events on campus to raise awareness at Lawrence and the Appleton Community.

Health and Differing Abilities Organizations

Amnesty International

Meeting: Weekly
Contact: Emily Beale
Mission: Amnesty discusses various different human rights in meetings, makes the community aware of human rights abuses throughout the world, and holds events on campus to raise awareness at Lawrence and the Appleton Community.

GlobeMed

Meetings: Weekly
Contact: Claudia Arndt
Mission: GlobeMed aims to strengthen the movement for global health equity by empowering students and communities to work together to improve the health of the impoverished around the world.

Men Against Rape and Sexual Assault

Meetings: Bi-Weekly
Contact: Eli Hubbard
Mission: Men Against Rape & Sexual Assault (MARS) considers the roots of sexual assault and sets a goal of prevention. Lawrence University currently has several effective committees and organizations that support victims, provide prevention/awareness training, and adjudicate violations of university policy. MARS complements and expands those services by education and training men, who represent the vast majority of sexual assault perpetrators.

Sports Organizations

Little Vikes

Meeting: Weekly
Contact: Jordan Boelkhe
Mission: Our mission is to mentor, support, and provide opportunities to underserved children in the Appleton community through promotion of athletics and general well-being.