Office of Recreation, Involvement, and Student Engagement (R.I.S.E.)

Student Activities Committee


Our Mission

The Student Activities Committee (SAC) of Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota is responsible for providing the Winona campus community with:

  • A variety of inclusive social, recreational, and educational programs.
  • A nurturing environment for students to socialize and interact with their peers outside of the classroom.
  • Extra-curricular opportunities for students to develop and display their leadership skills and talents.

Participation from the entire student body is encouraged and all programs are considered. Meetings are held weekly on Mondays at 8 PM in Toner Student Center, Room 9, and events are on-going throughout the academic year. 

Meet the Board

Grace Sharp-Madson

Jillian Alekna

Kamila Kuchta
On Campus Events Chair

Sarah Fowler
Signature Events Chair

Gabrielle Shupe
Trips Chair

Catie Shiltz Guess and Caroline Cummings
Marketing and Social Media Co-Chairs

Mike Ostman

Director of Recreation, Involvement, and Student Engagement, and Student Activities Committee Advisor

Want to contact the Student Activities Executive Board with a great idea? Email or drop by Vlazny 104

Follow us on social media!

  • Instagram: studentactivitiescommittee
  • Facebook: Saint Mary’s University – Student Activities Committee
  • Snap Chat: smumnosa


Craft Nights

Get in touch with your creative side! Student Activities Committee puts on craft nights for student on a regular basis. In the past we’ve done build-a-bear, wine (or pop) and canvas, zen gardens, and make your own terrariums!


Movie Nights

Movie night is always popular on campus. Student Activities Committee will show 1-2 movies per month. One of the great things about movie night is SAC has the ability to get blockbuster movies before they are even out on DVD. Movies range from classics to the newest, biggest blockbusters.

Thursday Night Fun

Thursday Night Fun ensures that there is always something happening Thursday evenings for students. The most popular event is Trivia Nights in the Cardinal Club. Other events include karaoke, movie nights, contests and competitions, and more!


Student Activities Committee (SAC) organizes multiple trips off campus every year. These trips are typically low in cost and transportation is provided by SAC. Some are local in the Winona Area, while most go to the Twin Cities for various activities. Some of these trips include professional sporting events, Valley Fair, the Mall of America, and more!