Clubs and Organizations at Finlandia University

Finlandia University students participate in a wide variety of student-run clubs and organizations. Students wishing to form a club or organization should submit a proposal to the Student Senate ( using the guidelines below. Approved clubs/organization may request startup funding or funding for special events by submitting a proposal for funding to the Student Senate.

Please note the below forms are in the process of being updated for the 2017-2018 academic year.

Alpha lambda delta honor society

Advisors:  Hilary Virtanen, and Erin Barnett,

Black Student Union

Advisor: Lean Fogle,
Facebook Page:
Mission: The Black Student Union Club is a place for ALL students to gather and exchange culture, ideas and experiences. With the diversity of our student population, other students can use to gain a better understanding of how other cultures live in order to better serve the community in which they represent and come from.

Business Professionals of America Chapter

Advisor: Kevin Manninen,
Mission: The mission of Business Professionals of America is to contribute to the preparation of global professionals through the advancement of leadership, citizenship, academic, and technological skills.

Campus Ministry

Advisor: Soren Schmidt,

Criminal Justice and Sociology Club (CJSOC)

Advisors: Dr.Richard Gee and Dr. Claudia Youakim
Student President: Thomas Kerr,
Student Vice-President: Chris Dennis,

Finlandia Business Club

Advisor: Kevin Manninen,
Mission: The Finlandia Business Club provides students with the opportunity to interact with business leaders, experts and entrepreneurs by inviting guest speakers to campus and hosting other activities that enhance the experiential learning of  Finlandia students. The FBC also takes a leading role in organizing the Keweenaw Job Fair every spring.

First Year Honor Society

Advisors: Hilary Virtanen, and Erin Barnett,

Physical Therapist Assistant

Advisor: Geri Hawley,
Student Leader: Jacob Miller,

Servant Leadership House

Advisor: Rene Johnson,

Student Nurses Association

Advisor: Theresa Rajala-Halsey,




Finlandia University students may participate in the Army ROTC program offered through Michigan Technological University in Houghton, Michigan, in accordance with provisions of a collaborative agreement. Scholarships are available to qualified baccalaureate degree-seeking Finlandia University students who participate in ROTC courses. For information, contact the Finlandia University Office of Financial Aid at (906) 487-7240.

 Young Women’s Caucus

Advisor: Phyllis Fredendall,