Extra-Curricular Organizations

Rio Grande Veterans Organization

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.

Advisor Scott Beekman sbeekman@rio.edu


This group brings together the LGBTQIA community on campus and advocates for inclusion and equality within the Rio family.

Advisor AJ Stack astack@rio.edu

Bass Fishing Club

The purpose of the Bass Fishing Club shall be to encourage camaraderie, sportsmanship, integrity, conservation, and development of the skills and knowledge needed to be successful anglers by competing with other schools in Cabela’s Collegiate Bass Fishing, Fishing League Worldwide and Bass Anglers Sportsman Society fishing tournaments and other fishing tournaments on a local and regional basis. Membership is open to any student in good standing with the University of Rio Grande.

Advisor: Tom Sutton tsutton@rio.edu

President: Evan Bowman s300729474@students.rio.edu

The Gaming Organization

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 Peter van Schaik vanschaik@rio.edu
President Hanna Bottomly s300729342@students.rio.edu