The mission of the Rio Art Club is to enrich the education experience of all students interested in art. The club also provides a positive forum in which students can be creative, innovative, and collaborative. Membership is open to any students with an interest in art.
Advisor: Kevin Lyles
Student Leaders: Kara Dillon
Association of Student Athletes
As ASA representatives, our group of RedStorm athletes serve as an advocacy group on behalf of all NAIA student athletes. We work together to further enhance the experience of collegiate athletes and provide a platform for all students to address issues of concern. This group offers members the opportunity to build leadership skills and to represent the core values of NAIA Champions of Character in all aspects of their collegiate career.
Advisor: Ryan Arrowood
President: Charlotte Pilgrim
The Grande Chorale is a 12-16 voice vocal jazz/chamber choir with instrumental accompaniment. All interested students are encouraged to audition the first week of the fall semester. Grande Chorale performs at many university events and for civic and social organizations, schools. Hospitals, Senior citizen centers, and churches. They also tour extensively throughout Ohio and the tri-state area. Grande Chorale has performed in St. Louis, Nashville, Chicago, New York, Boston, and in the countries of England, Scotland, Wales, and Mexico. The ensemble is open to all students regardless of major. If they choose to, students may take Grande Chorale for one (1) hour of academic credit per semester.
Advisor: Elizabeth Fowble
The mission of Hikers of Rio Grande is to create a welcoming space for students to enjoy their natural surroundings and to encourage healthy physical activity. Membership is open to all students.
Advisor: Marcus Illingworth
President: Kyli Ricker
Rio Anime & Manga Club
This is a social group for students interested in Japanese anime and manga as well as other animated shows and movies. The group also explores cosplay. The group often attends anime conventions in the tri-state area. Membership is open to all students.
Advisor: Dana Evans
Rio Gaming Club
The mission of the Rio Gaming Organization is to promote the expansion of the gaming community as well as the networking between gamers. Game genres include, but are not limited to console games, PC games, board games, card games, role-play games and miniatures. Membership is open to all students of the University of Rio Grande.
Advisor: Max Huston
Title IX Student Advisory Board
Supplementing Rio’s ongoing efforts to prevent and respond to sex-based discrimination, harassment, and misconduct, this voluntary student organization strives to promote a safe, inclusive, and respectful campus culture by developing, leading, and/or evaluating proactive prevention campaigns, programs, and activities. Membership is open to all students.
Advisor: Chris Nourse
President: Delaney Purtee
Rio Grande Veterans Organizations
Our mission is to serve as an advocate and comprehensive support apparatus for the Student Veteran and the Student Veteran families attending the University of Rio Grande/Rio Grande Community College by providing information, networking opportunities, and guidance to aid the Veterans’, their families and our non-traditional students’ intellectual and professional success. Membership is open to any full-time student who is either a veteran or a dependent, sibling, or spouse of a veteran or active-duty member of the United States Armed Forces.
Advisor: Scott Beekman