Access and Opportunity Programming
Operation S.M.A.R.T. is a 30+ year partnership between College of Saint Mary and Girls Inc. Omaha, which brings an ethnically and socioeconomically diverse group of K-6 girls to CSM’s campus twice per week after school. Interacting directly with CSM students studying to become elementary school teachers, the girls engage in hands-on natural/social science and math experiences to increase confidence in their ability to succeed in these areas.
For undocumented Latina students who are not eligible for federal college assistance, a Misericordia Scholarship opens the door to a College of Saint Mary education. Applicants are awarded tuition and room and board scholarships based on academic standing, community leadership/service, and financial need. By accepting an award, students are required to live on campus, be enrolled full-time, and engage in campus service hours each semester.
The Summer Academies in Math and Science at College of Saint Mary provide an exciting, week-long, living-and-learning opportunity for young women of color. High school students will dive into an inclusive campus community while learning alongside friends, experiencing college life, and taking part in Omaha’s rich culture.
Inclusive Student Organizations
College of Saint Mary students are leaders in the classroom and beyond! Our diverse student organizations provide students with opportunities to collaborate with like-minded peers and lead the way in service and justice. Find our more about how to join our student organizations here.
The Asian/Asian American and Pacific Islander Student Organization (AAAPISO) strives to promote the educational, professional, political, and social needs and goals of the Asian/Asian-American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) community; as well as provide an overall awareness of the biases the AAPI community faces.
The Honorable African/African-American Leadership Organization (HAALO) promotes the educational, professional, political, & social needs and goals of African and African-American communities, empowering minority students to actualize their potential. To do this, H.A.A.L.O. organizes events on campus.
Latinas Empowering Others's (LEO) purpose is to empower others—especially Latinas. We want our CSM Latinas to feel that they have a support system. LEO’s main purpose is to educate others about the Latino culture and to provide outside community service in hopes of making a difference in our community.
The Multicultural and International Student Club (MISC) includes all ethnicities, countries of origin, and cultural identities, creating safe spaces for students to learn the needs of each culture. M.I.S.C. plans to engage in open discourse and to raise awareness of the many opportunities for students of any culture.
This organization is welcomed to campus in hopes of increasing the opportunities and visibility of the LGBTQI+ community at CSM. Rainbow Alliance aspires to teach CSM of the LGBTQI+ community and to promote their educational, professional, political, & social needs.