La Plata Student Clubs and Organizations

All La Plata Campus students are members of the La Plata Student Association, which supports the projects and programs of all student clubs and organizations catering to students with interests ranging from ethnic education to community service.  You too can join, or lead, any of these organizations.  We offer opportunities to start your own club, voice your opinion, give back to your community, network with peers, gain leadership skills, enjoy social activities, and more.  You determine your college experience, so why not start here for a little enhancement.

Clubs and Organizations

Want to join a club and organization? Download our official CSM App and click "Groups and Clubs".  Search for "College of Southern Maryland" in your favorite app store.

Art Club

  • Advisor: Katherine Sifers
  • President: Liane Beckley 
  • Membership: Open to all students
  • Purpose: To create art. To promote and build awareness of the arts in Southern MD. Create time, space, and support for art making in an effort to foster an art making practice.

Beyond Volunteering

  • Advisor: Timothy Fenner
  • President: Troy Robinson
  • Membership: Open to all students
  • Purpose: To volunteer to help surrounding communities, get students involved, aid in student academics and unite the community. 

Black Student Union

  • Advisor: Turner Coggins
  • President: David Sebulime 
  • Membership: Open to all students
  • Purpose: To provide for the general welfare of African American students by acting as a liaison between students and college administration. To provide a support network that will enable African American students to achieve in the classroom in spite of financial and emotional obstacles. To provide a mechanism through which students can aid campus efforts to improve race-relations at the College of Southern Maryland. To provide a platform through which students can articulate concerns regarding the campus events and issues. To provide students the mechanism to develop leadership skills. 

Cyber Security Club

  • Advisor: Caleb Craft
  • President: Don Price
  • Membership: Open to all students
  • Purpose: Create and train a cyber security challenge team for competitions, bring in speakers and trainers concerning security topics and skills, promote employment opportunities for upcoming graduates, promote security awareness amongst students and area community members

Design & Development

  • Advisor: Richard White
  • President: Malik Callaham
  • Membership: Open to all students
  • Purpose: To engage, participate, and work cooperatively as a team, to learn and test the software used for the club and the project itself, to create a playable and finished video game based product and to explore the depths of video game design and implementation. 

English Club

  • Advisor: John Kulikowski
  • President: Thomas Donohue
  • Membership: Open to all students
  • Purpose: To discuss literature and writers of literature critically, seek and provide constructive criticism on written works and write as a collective group

In Focus Club

  • Advisor: Olaniyi Areke
  • President: Mekhi Jackson
  • Membership: Open to all students
  • Purpose: Enhance the digital media experience and portfolio, interact with fellow peers of the same interest and create relationships to further network, and give fellow peers a chance to voice ideas and express themselves creatively in a healthy environment. 

InterVarsity Christian Fellowship Club

  • Advisor: Jill Lassiter
  • President: Kathryn Vezzosi
  • Membership: Open to all students
  • Purpose:  The Purpose of the Chapter is to establish and advance at College of Southern Maryland witnessing communities of students and faculty who follow Jesus as Savior and Lord: growing in love for God, God's Word, God's people of every ethnicity and culture and God's purposes in the world.

La Plata Student Activities Committee

  • Advisor: Melissa Chambers
  • Contact Person: Katelyn Kluh
  • Membership: Open to all students
  • Purpose: To plan extra / co-curricular activities for students on the La Plata Campus.

La Plata Student Association

  • Advisor: Melissa Chambers
  • Contact Person: MaKaela Henderson
  • Membership: Election based positions. Must meet minimum requirements.
  • Purpose: To provide opportunity for the co-curricular education and personal development of students on campus.

Math Team

  • Advisors: Sandra Poinsett
  • President: Andrew Beauchamp
  • Membership: Open to all students
  • Purpose: To compete in a national math competition. The advancement of its member's skills in mathematics. To utilize mathematics in order to further problem solving skills. 

Mu Alpha Theta

  • Advisor: Joseph Bowling
  • President: Neko Ennis
  • Membership: Open to all students
  • Purpose: The promotion of scholarship in, and enjoyment and understanding of, mathematics among high school and two-year college students. 

National Society of Minorities in Hospitality

  • Advisor: Gemma Wenner
  • President: Lee Roy Granston 
  • Membership: Open to all students
  • Purpose: Educate in order to aid in the recruitment, retention, support, and advancement of minority students in the hospitality industry. Build and maintain relationships between hospitality professionals and minority students in ways that encourage lifelong commitment to the organization.

Nursing Student Association

  • Advisor: Robin Young
  • President: Lori Rushworth
  • Membership: Open to all students
  • Purpose: To organize, represent and mentor students preparing for initial licensure to practice nursing, to convey the standards and ethics of the nursing profession.


  • Advisor: Stephanie McCaslin
  • President: Lee Roy Granston
  • Membership: Open to all students
  • Purpose: Teach students important events throughout LGBTQIA history, create a safe space for LGBTQIA students, appreciate the LGBTQIA culture, mentor LGBTQIA students

Robotics Club

  • Advisor: Ronda Jacobs
  • President: Michael Balazs
  • Membership: Open to all students
  • Purpose: Promote study of STEM fields (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) at CSM, study robotics including robot design and programming, compete at several VEX competitions at the college level in the region and possibly at the world competition, Mentor elementary, middle, and high school robotics teams.

Rugby Club at St. Mary's College

Veterans Organization

  • Advisor: Ed Moroney
  • President: Jeremy Foster
  • Membership: Open to all students
  • Purpose: To promote college spirit, assist with the dissemination of valuable information to veterans and integrating veteran students into social and campus activities.

Women in STEM

  • Advisor: Sandra Poinsett
  • President: Thelma Achufusi
  • Membership: Open to all students
  • Purpose: The purpose of this club shall be to provide a space and meeting time for women in STEM majors to come together in a supportive atmosphere, to provide information for upcoming internship, educational, and volunteer opportunities for women pursuing a degree in a STEM major, and to connect women across STEM majors for networking opportunities.