Clubs & Activities
Presently there are 92 clubs, representing various interests here at SI. Students meet at recess and after school to work on the school newspaper, help encourage ecological sustainability, organize rallies or prepare radio broadcasts. We encourage you, too, to be involved in student government to hone your leadership skills. All freshmen are required to engage in at least one extracurricular activity, and many develop lifelong interests and skills thanks to their start in clubs at SI.
All clubs at SI belong to one of the following categories:
- Academic Clubs: Clubs that pertain to certain academic interests here on campus.
- Affiliate Clubs: Clubs that are affiliated with a nationally recognized organization.
- Affinity Groups: Groups that promote awareness and respect for diversity at St. Ignatius. Click for more information about Affinity Groups.
- Arrupe Clubs: Clubs pertaining to promoting social justice. All Arrupe clubs fundraise for various causes.
- Publications: Clubs that deal with any form of publication within the SI community.
- Service Clubs: Clubs that serve our school community by assisting with certain events and/or providing a service to our school community.
- Social Clubs: Clubs that promote the recreational interests of the student body.
- Spirit Clubs: Clubs that promote spirit at St. Ignatius.
- Asian Student Coalition - ASC (Affinity Group)
- Association of Latin American Students - ALAS (Affinity Group)
- Badminton Club (Social Club)
- Bay Area Sports Club (Social Club)
- Beautiful Game Coalition (Social Club)
- Black Student Union - BSU (Affinity Group)
- Blatantly, Aggressively, Despicably, Frankly Impossible Lousy Movies Club (Social Club)
- Block Club (Service Club)
- California Scholarship Federation - CSF (Affiliate Club)
- Callaghan Society (Social Club)
- Cancer Awareness and Support Club (Arrupe Club)
- Canine Companions - SI Student Chapter (Social Club)
- Chemistry Club (Academic Club)
- Child Hunger Awareness Club (Social Club)
- Chinese Culture Club (Social Club)
- Dance and Drill (Spirit Club)
- De Marillac Club (Social Justice)
- Dialogue Club (Social Club)
- Disney Club (Social Club)
- Finance Club (Social Club)
- First Responders Club (Social Justice)
- French Club (Academic Club)
- Friends of Ocer Campaign, Uganda (Arrupe Club)
- GEAR Club (Affinity Group)
- Genesius Club (Social Club)
- Gift-a-Card Club (Social Justice Club)
- Girls Who Code (Academic Club)
- Green Team (Arrupe Club)
- Hip Hop Club (Social Club)
- Ignatian - Yearbook (Publications)
- Immigration Nation (Social Club)
- Improv Club (Social Club)
- InSide SI Newspaper (Publications)
- Irish Club (Social Club)
- Italian Club (Social Club)
- Janet Pomeroy Recreation and Rehabilitation Society (Arrupe Club)
- Junior Classical League - JCL (Affiliate Club)
- JSA - Junior States of America (National Affiliate)
- Korean Culture Club
- Loud and Clear (Social Justice Club)
- Mililani Ukulele Ohana AKA The Ukulele Club (Social)
- Make Up Club (Social Club)
- Math Club (Academic Club)
- Model United Nations (National Affiliate)
- Mountain Biking Club (Social Club)
- Music for Others (Arrupe Club)
- One Love (Social Justice)
- Outdoors Club (Social Club)
- Pet Nation (School Service)
- Photos for Friends (Social Club)
- Podcasting Club
- Safe Space (Affinity Group)
- Sailing Club (Social Club)
- Saint Bernard Project (Social Justice Club)
- Service Club (Service Club)
- SI Cyber Patriots Club (Affiliate Club)
- SI Leos Club (National Affiliate)
- SI Live (Social Club)
- SI Motor Association (Social Club)
- SI STEM Club (Academic Club)
- SI Students Care Club (Social Justice)
- SI to Go (Social Club)
- Sit 'n' Knit (Social Justice)
- SITV (School Service)
- Speech and Debate (Academic & Affiliate Club)
- Spoken Word (Social Club)
- Students in Action (National Affiliate)
- Surf Club (Social Club)
- The Daraja Club (Arrupe & Social Justice)
- The Quill Literary Magazine (Publications)
- Thursday Morning Comfort Run (Arrupe Club)
- UNICEF Club (National Affiliate)
- VR Club (Social Club)
- We Can Eat It (Social Club)
- We Day Club (Social Justice)
- Wildcat Nation (Social Club)
- Wildcat Welcoming Club - WWC (Service Club)
- Wildcat Writers (Publications)
- World Debate Club (Social Club)
- Young Democrats (National Affiliate)
- Youth Learning About Business (Social Club)
- Youth Policy Initiative (Social Justice)
The Asian Students’ Coalition is an affinity group that creates community for Asian and Asian American students at St. Ignatius College Preparatory. ASC provides a place to explore, share, and discuss the various Asian and Asian American heritages, cultures, and identities. ASC promotes ongoing education and dialogue about Asian American issues and seeks to support and empower students to contribute to an inclusive school community.
Moderators: Mr. Ray Orque and Ms. Stephanie Wong
Foster community within the Latino population and its allies at Saint Ignatius College Preparatory. Create a support network for members and their families. Encourage celebration and knowledge about Latino culture, history, and experiences at Saint Ignatius.
Moderators: Ms. Maricel Hernandez and Ms. Yolanda Medina Zevas
Mission Statement: BSU exists to Show students of color that they are not on the outside looking in and can make a difference in what goes on around them. Members of BSU strive to learn and teach the St. Ignatius community about the richness of African-American culture, past and present.
Moderators: Mr. Chris Delaney and Mr. Darius White
The Saint Ignatius Block Club is an organization for student-athletes at Saint Ignatius College Preparatory. The role of the Block Club is to provide service to the school Administration and the Athletic Department. Members may be called upon to give their time both during school and at after-school activities. The Saint Ignatius Block Club is also a fraternity for athletes, sponsoring social events for the club and for the entire student body and offering the services of its members to groups outside the student body, for example, the Fathers’ Club, the Ignatian Guild, etc.
Moderator: Robert Vergara
CSF is a club that fosters service among students with good grades in academic classes. Past service activities have been making sandwiches for the homeless, tutoring fellow students, and participating in S.I.'s holiday food drive. For more information, see www.csf-cjsf.org or contact one of our moderators.
The Callaghan Club exists to
(1) directly support students interested in military service (2) provide an opportunity for students to learn more about military service
(3) provide community service opportunities for students to support veterans and the men and women currently serving in the military
Moderator: Tom Lagomarsino
It is the mission of the Cancer Awareness Group to outreach to those both in the SI community and the greater community who is affected by cancer. The CAG strives to provide a safe and caring environment for students to give and receive support for cancer related grief and loss. We also seek to support the outside community by providing funding for cancer related organizations.
Moderator: Brice Campoverdi and Patricia Kennedy
Our student chapter is part of an extensive community of Canine Companions staff and volunteers. Our mission is to raise awareness about the need and usefulness of service dogs, recruit new puppy raisers and volunteers, and support Canine Companions in the work they do.
Moderator: Fr. Eddie Reese & Mr. Ted Curry
Chinese Culture Club strives to introduce and promote Chinese culture within the SI community and to enrich all students with a knowledge of Chinese customs, traditions, and activities. The club hopes to create a friendly environment suitable for experiencing a unique and new culture.
Moderators: Ms. Leona Pappas & Ms. Irene Wong
Dance and Drill is a hip-hop dance group, made of approximately 24-28 talented, spirited, and diverse students. Drill performs at certain events at SI to raise excitement and school spirit, especially during athletic games throughout the year. Drill meets three times a week to learn choreography and rehearse for the upcoming performances. Our biggest performance is at the basketball Bruce Mahoney's halftime show, in which SI's Dance and Drill performs along with SHCP's Step Team.
Moderator: Ms. Emily Shick
Each trimester, SI students teach an enrichment course for students at De Marillac Academy. De Marillac offers a college-prep middle school education for children growing up in challenging circumstances. These enrichment classes allow middle school students to explore their talents, develop relationships with high school students, and imagine what extracurricular activities they hope to pursue in high school. SI students run the club; propose, develop, and teach classes; and work as teaching assistants.
Moderator: Mr. Patrick Lannan
Our goal at Disney Club is to provide a couple hours to relax and enjoy each other’s company while watching some of our favorite or underappreciated Disney movies. In Disney Club, we try to create a safe space to meet new people, create new friendships, and bond over timeless movies. Each year we try to donate as much as possible to one of Disney’s biggest foundations, the Make a Wish Foundation. We hold multiple bake sales in order to raise the funds we send to the foundation.
Moderator: Ms. Carol Quattrin
The mission is to bring together business and money management wile still applying Jesuit ideas to help prepare students for future jobs as well as future financial planning.
Moderator: Ms. Elizabeth Alexander
First Responders Club would like to educate the entire community on issues related to Law Enforcement. This club aims to help widen students' view on national problems including Law Enforcement. It will also work with other clubs and groups to further benefit our community. Stand in solidarity to recognize the honesty, hardworking law enforcement officers serving our community. This club provides a space to people to express their opinions on matters regarding Law Enforcement, along with respecting the point of views of others in our community.
Moderator: Ms. Danielle Devencenzi & Mr. Patrick Cody
The French Club seeks to introduce the SI community to the language and culture of the over 200 million people around the world who speak French. In order to achieve this mission activities are held throughout the year such as viewing French films, tasting French cheese, attending Mass at Notre Dame des Victoires, celebrating Mardi Gras, and playing petanque (the French form of Bocce).
Moderator: Ms. Cynthia Robertson
This club, in the name of St. Genesius, the patron siant of converts and actors, does its best to live out Catholic values in both our private and public lives (values that are not necessarily limited to Catholicism), to be open to growth, to acknowledge and confront how our mainstream culture often depicts, especially on film, youth as an inherently immoral group, to explore what it means to bring holiness to our daily lives, to truly be men and women with and for others, and to share what we learn with our peers.
Moderator: Ms. Katie Wolf
Girls Who Code seeks to reduce the gender disparity within the tech field by empowering girls through coding workshops, connections with women leaders in tech, Hour of Code events and 1 annual site visit to tech firms. Coding Languages include: PHP, MySQL, Python, HTML, XCode Swift. Coding workshops are weekly.
The club meets twice a week on Wednesdays and Thursdays from 3:00- 4:00PM in room 107
Moderator: Mrs. Jen Gaspar-Santos and Mr. Alan Siu (outside moderator: CS TA from USF and GirlTechPower: Sherry Feng.
The Green Team at SI exists to educate and inspire changes in action and attitude in all members of the SI community so that we can create sustainable practices regarding food, water, transportation, housing, energy, and general consumer practices. We also hope to deepen a connection with nature for members of the SI community so that we might truly find God in all things. We hope that the changes we inspire affect us personally, affect the institution of the school and go beyond the bounds of the school in ever widening circles.
Moderator: Ms. Sarah Merrel, Mr. John Stiegeler & Mr. Paul Totah
The Ignatian’s goal is produce a yearbook that acts as a history book, memory book, and reference book that will be enjoyable to all for both today and the next fifty years. Using words and pictures, the book aims to capture all the actions, thoughts, feelings, joys, and frustrations that the student body will encounter in the school year.
Moderator: Deirdre McGovern and Sandra Schwarz
The Irish Club aims to introduce participants of the SI community to the beauty and uniqueness of Irish culture as one of the many cultures represented at SI. Students will participate in discussion of both Irish and Irish American history and culture. As we discuss the trends of historical change and modern politics, we will develop a greater understanding of the need for social justice in the modern world. Respect for the beauty of all cultures within the context of the American fabric will be a focus of this group. Movies, good food, and dancing are part of the Irish Club experience.
Moderator: Kate Denning
We, the members of the JCL, covenant to hand on the torch of classical civilization in the modern world. We believe an acquaintance with the civilization of Greece and Rome will help us understand and appraise the world of today, which is indebted to the ancient civilization in its governments and laws, literature, language, and arts. We affirm the JCL experience develops responsibility, fosters brotherhood, promotes enthusiasm, encourages competition, inspires dedication, and enriches our total growth. The St. Ignatius JCL seeks to affirm the goals of the California Junior Classical League in the light of our Jesuit educational objectives.
Moderator: Ms. Grace Curcio and Ms. Lana Sum
The Mountain Biking Club at St. Ignatius exists to foster student passion for the sport of mountain biking. Members are invited and encouraged to join in on group rides, get involved in local bike related events, and ride their bikes as much as possible! Go Ride! Go 'Cats!
The SI Outdoors Club strives to bring together peers who share a love of the outdoors through engaging off-campus excursions and through raising awareness about environmental issues in the SI community. We hope to deepen students’ appreciation for nature by taking trips to places that may not be far away, but that are not well known to the community to experience the beauty in the world around us. We want our members to develop a love for being surrounded by the outdoors and a desire to preserve the natural world.
Moderator: Ms. Christina Wenger
A club in which pet lovers have a mssion: to share their unique experiences and bonds with their pets. SI students can share the unconditional love and happiness that pets bring to people. Reaching out as community service, pets can bring comfort to people in times of need; to children in hospitals and seniors in care centers. We can assist with therapy dog visits during exam weeks.
Moderator: Ms. Sarah Merrell
Safe Space Christian Life Community creates a forum in which LGBTQ (Lesbian, Gay, Bi-sexual, Transgender, Queer and Questioning) students and faculty, along with their straight allies, are able to discuss discrimination issues based on gender identity and sexual orientation. Through our work as men and women for and with others, we hope to establish and nurture an atmosphere of compassion, respect and awareness on the St. Ignatius campus.
Moderator: Ms. Sharon Brannen; Ms. Amy Harms
We stand with the community of New Orleans, closing the gap between disasters, such as tornadoes and hurricanes, and recovery. We bring awareness to SI students and involve our community in a nationwide effort to help our brothers and sisters in New Orleans and surrounding areas, raising money and support.
Moderator: Ms. Lana Sum
Established in 1969, The St. Ignatius Service Club is an organization of upper-division students. The Service Club provides myriad types of assistance facilitating SI events. The Service Club serves the SI community during events such as The Mass of the Holy Spirit, Back to School Night, Campus Exploration, Baccalaureate Mass, Fine Arts performances, Counseling Nights, Graduation, and more. Membership lasts until graduation. Members must be in good standing with the Principal’s Office and with the Dean’s Office.
Moderator: Mr. Charlie Stanley & Mr. Dan Vollert
SITV seeks to showcase all aspects of St. Ignatius College Preparatory through the delivery of announcements on Tuesdays and Fridays. We spotlight all of our student body with its different gifts and talents by shifting the lens to show all of the different shapes, sizes, and colors that make up SI. To create a sense of community, SITV is an environment where students can come and learn the mechanics of filming, editing, sound engineering, and broadcasting.
Moderators: Ms. Katie Marconi, Mr. Mike Santos, and Ms. Lisa Traum
Spoken Word is a student group focused on the written expression and the performance of poetry. Students come together to exchange ideas, write poetry, and perform pieces amongst themselves or with an audience. There is also a traveling team of poets who compete around the Bay Area against other high school collectives. Students audition in order to be selected for the team; otherwise, general meetings and open mic sessions are open to anyone who wants to share their words.
Moderator: Mr. Darius White
Moderator: Anthony Cavello
The SI Surf Club is a student-centered club whose purpose is to promote community among SI students, faculty and staff who share a passion for surfing and beach culture. The SI Surf Club strives to serve the community and the environment through its actions and words, in and out of the water.
- Community Building: pizza nights/guest speakers
- Fostering Love for the Ocean: surf camp, dawn patrol, other beach activites...
- Commitment to environment: beach clean ups
- Commitiment to surf-related causes: sponsor an inner-city kid surf camp scholarship
The Quill is St. Ignatius College Preparatory’s student-run literary magazine. Under the auspices of the English Department, this publication prints creative short fiction, poetry, and art from SI students. After reviewing submissions from students at every grade level, the editorial board chooses, edits, and lays out the material for the magazine. The magazine is distributed to the SI community in May of every year.
Moderators: Nora Miller, Carole Nickolai, Elizabeth Purcell, Tim Reardon
Wildcat Nations’s main goal is to improve and support all areas of school spirit by setting a prime example for the rest of the student body. The Wildcat Nation Leadership team encourages students to participate in spirit weeks, attend and cheer at all school events, and show school spirit and pride for SI.
Moderators: Ms. Donna Murphy
The WWC is an SI service organization for freshman and sophomore students. Members of the WWC assist the Admissions Office and represent SI at various events, including the Student Visitation Program and Open House. Members are also responsible for fulfilling the same service club duties expected of our Service Club and Block Club and other requests made by the SI Administration.
Moderator: Ms. Lori Yap
The goal of this club is to provide passionate writers a supportive sanctuary, to inform them about contests and submisson opportunities, and most importantly to go beyond the walls of SI to connect with adult wriitng group and extend the writing program to elementary and middle schools.
Moderators: Ms. Xan Roberti and Ms. Kristen Moraine
In the face of injustice, Young Democrats around the United States must create a safe country where all human rights are protected. Through education of both parties, the practice and political and social activism, the exercise of freedom of speech, and the liberation of extraordinary ideas trapped by social pressures. Young Democrats of America will foster change.
Moderator: Ms. Kate Kodros