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Clubs and Organizations

SLU-Madrid is home to an abundance of clubs and organizations that cater to a wide variety of interests. Whether sampling delicacies with the gourmet club, distributing meals to people who live on the streets or exploring your spirituality at an interfaith roundtable, there’s bound to be something for you.

Interested in chartering your own club or organization? Contact the Office of Student Life at studentlife-madrid@slu.edu in Padre Rubio Hall and speak to our staff about how to do it.

Airsoft Club

Compete in weekend airsoft competitions at fields around Madrid. Airsoft is a recreational shooting sport in which teams eliminate opponents by firing spherical pellets at one another. Airsoft is often compared with paintball, though the two are different types of competitions with different equipment. Competitions may be among SLU students or include members of the local community.

Alternative Futures

Explore economics, philosophy, literature, political science, psychology and theology through the lens of Marxist thought.

Art Club

The Art Club offers students an opportunity to showcase your artistic abilities and learn more about art in Madrid.

  • Student leader: Currently seeking student leadership. Email the club advisor if you’re interested.
  • Advisor: Marta Maruri, marta.maruri@slu.edu 
BocaTalk

We make bocadillos — sandwiches — and distribute them among homeless people in the city center. But the sandwich is only a pretext; our main goal is to give them the dignity they deserve by sitting with them and listening as we all share our life stories.

Billiken Pep Club

The Billiken Pep Club encourages participation in and support for our sports teams. Join fellow students in rooting our Madrid Billikens to victory.

  • Student leader: Currently seeking student leadership. Email the club advisor if you’re interested.
  • Advisor: César Rioja, cesar.rioja@slu.edu 
Book Club

Why not enjoy one of your favorite pastimes while getting to know your international classmates and learning from their varied opinions? We are looking forward to turning new pages with you.

  • Student leader: Currently seeking student leadership.  Email the club advisor if you’re interested.
  • Advisor: Currently seeking faculty/staff leadership.
Campus Ambassadors Club

Campus Ambassadors are true men and women for others. They serve their peers during Welcome Weeks and throughout the semester, and collaborate with staff and faculty in receiving important guests and speakers at academic and recruitment events.

Chess Club

Chess is an exercise for the mind. Chess players learn to focus, visualize, strategize, analyze and think abstractly. Not a grandmaster? Not to worry. Don't know how to play? We'll teach you.

  • Student leader: Currently seeking student leadership. Email the club advisor if you’re interested.
  • Advisor: Marta Maruri, marta.maruri@slu.edu 
Economics Club

The objective of the Economics Club is to learn about current economic issues through conversation and debate in a friendly, off-campus setting.

Entrepreneurship Association

This student-led association's purpose and primary activities are the following:

  • To find, discover and organize business ideas and turn them into start-up projects
  • Research how entrepreneurship world functions
  • Brainstorm business ideas
  • Learn how to start a business, seek investors, and promote/market the product
  • Hold conferences with other business-related student clubs and organizations
  • Invite guest speakers and hold discussions and workshops

 

  • Student leader: Currently seeking student leadership.
  • Advisor: Marta Maruri, marta.maruri@slu.edu 
Environment Friends

An initiative for a better tomorrow. An organization for the true citizens of Earth, who are willing to have a better living and the best place to live in. “It’s better to make our planet ‘Earth’ worth living rather searching for some other in the Cosmos.”

  • Student leader: Currently seeking student leadership.
  • Advisor: To be announced
Global Thought Club

Formerly known as the International Relations Society. Learn about international politics, share your views and discover how you can make a difference.

Gourmet Club

The Gourmet Club connects people around a common interest of fine cooking, and discovering and trying new flavors. We meet to cook and try fine dishes from around the world.

Human Rights Club

The Human Rights Club brings together students and faculty interested in the history, theory and practice of human rights. Every semester, we organize a series of activities, including documentary screenings, discussions, debates and volunteer opportunities.

Le Club Français
Literature Club

Read, share opinions, discuss and knowledge of classical and modern literature.

Model UN

Share your ideas on current events and diplomacy as you participate in Model UN events throughout Europe.

Philosophy Club

To expand our knowledge and make new friends. Get together to read and discuss philosophical texts.

Pre-Health Club

Learn about important health issues, and help raise awareness and funds for health-related research.

Running Club
Sierra Club

Madrid isn't really a concrete jungle. Explore the greener (and lesser known) side of the province through the Sierra Club.

  • Student leader: No student leader. Email the club advisor if you would like to lead it.
  • Advisor: César Rioja, cesar.rioja@slu.edu 
Ski Club

The Ski Club offers you the opportunity to continue practicing your favorite sport. And if you've never tried it, this is your big chance. The club takes a trip each semester.

Student Government Association

The Student Government Association (SGA) works to improve the overall college experience for all students at the Madrid campus of Saint Louis University. We listen to students and represent them.

If you want to express your ideas or communicate your concerns, contact us at sgamadrid@slu.edu or fill out our suggestion form.

Our Mission

We, the associated students of Saint Louis University—Madrid Campus, in order to establish a representative student government, to provide an open forum for dialogue and a voice for student opinions concerning the affairs of the Madrid campus; to involve students in a productive partnership of shared governance with the faculty, staff and administration of the University; to promote the welfare and unity of the greater student community; and to uphold the ideals and values of the Jesuit Catholic tradition, especially the ideal of men and women for others.

Download the SGA Constitution

Organizational Structure

SGA’s leadership is comprised of:

  • president
  • vice president
  • communication officer
  • events manager
  • treasure

Students select these representatives through a campus-wide election that takes place in the spring semester of each academic year.

The Alliance

The Alliance aims to provide a safe community in which peer and social support will be provided for all students, regardless of sexual orientation.

  • Student leader: No student leader. Email the club advisor if you would like to lead it.
  • Advisor: Currently seeking faculty or staff leadership.
Vintage and Art Cinema Group

Join this student-led group to view and discuss vintage, cult and art house films. Cinema is an important cultural medium. Older and lesser known films will help us all learn and enhance a broader cultural understanding.

Yoga Club

Peaceful space for anyone on any level to meditate, stretch and relax while bettering their bodies.

  • Student leader: No student leader. Email the club advisor if you would like to lead it.
  • Advisor: Rafael Cabañas, rafael.cabanas@slu.edu