Clubs & Organizations
Make your voice heard, share your latest work, or give back to the community through one of Villa Maria’s many student clubs and organizations.

Clubs & Organizations

Get Active, Get Involved

Make your voice heard, share your latest work, or give back to the community through one of Villa Maria’s many student clubs and organizations.

Academic and Social Clubs

Animation Club

Advisor: Lee Terwilliger, Instructor, Animation

Campus Ministry Club

Advisor: Joan Mullin, Director, Campus Ministry

Drama Appreciation Club

Faculty Advisor: Liz Battaglia, Associate Professor, English
Student President: Joey Sergiej

EASE: Environmental Awareness, Sustainability and Education

Staff Advisor: Dr. Ryan Hartnett, Assistant Vice President for Academic Affairs
Staff Advisor: Palma Zanghi, Director of Counseling

Fashion Club

Faculty Advisor: Shantell Reid. Instructor, Fashion Design and Merchandising

Gamers Guild

Advisor: DJ Schier, Director of Student Life
Student President: Kat McCabe

Graphic Design Club

Advisor: Bob Grizanti, Assistant Professor, Graphic Design

IN Club

Advisor: Sandra Reicis, Professor, Interior Design
Student President: Ryan Morley

The Love Project

Advisor: Kristen Schober, Communications Specialist
Student President: Jocelyn Torres

Music Club

Advisor: Dr. Sylvia Grmela, Assistant Professor, Music

Phi Theta Kappa

Advisor: Judy Piskun, Director of Experiential Learning, Internships & Service Learning
Advisor: Missy Zgliczynski, Director, Achieve Program

Photovisions

Advisor: Laura Snyder, Professor, Photography

PTA Club

Advisor: Dr. Kim Kotz, Professor, Physical Therapist Assistant

Pride!

Advisor: Joyce Kessel, Assistant Professor, English
Advisor: Dr. Will Meyer, Assistant Professor, Social Sciences

Spirit Club

Advisor: DJ Schier, Director, Student Life
Student President: Lindsay Thompson

Say Yes to Success

Advisor: Grethe Gruarin, Student Success Coordinator

Villa Volunteers

Advisor: Joan Mullin, Director of Campus Ministry

The Writers Circle

Advisor: Joyce Kessel, Associate Professor, English

Intercollegiate Sports

Men's Basketball

Head Coach: Don Silveri
Assistant Coach: Damone Brown
Assistant Coach: Al Parker

Men's Soccer

Head Coach: Mike Ertel
Assistant Coach: Tim Kronenwetter

Men's Cross Country

Head Coach: Robert Krug

Men's Golf

Head Coach: Johnathan Snyder

Women's Basketball

Head Coach: Al Monaco
Assistant Coach: Sr. Maria Pares
Assistant Coach: Dave Skolen
Assistant Coach: Kevin Simpson
Assistant Coach: Magan Campbell

Women's Soccer

Head Coach: Amanda Janosky
Assistant Coach: Tim Kronenwetter

Women's Cross Country

Head Coach: Robert Krug

Women's Bowling

Head Coach: Jack Jurek

Want to Get Involved?

Leadership Program

If you’re interested in leadership development, and personal growth, development and accountability, consider Villa’s leadership program. This program is a six-week, non-credit bearing class that is open to anyone. You must be nominated by a faculty member, staff member, fellow student or any other member of the Villa community to qualify for the class.

Events & Celebrations

Whether it’s educational, cultural or just for fun, Student Life is always hosting free or low-cost events that are open to all Villa students. Some of the most popular events include: Welcome Week, Spring Fest, Holiday Parties, Black History Month, Hispanic Heritage Month, Native American History Month, Breast Cancer Awareness Month and more.

Villa on the Go!

Each month, all students are invited to gather at an off campus location to explore Buffalo and get to know one another outside of Villa. These events are little to no cost for students. This semester’s events include a trip to the Albright-Knox Art Gallery, a group movie outing and ice skating at Canalside.

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