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Clubs, Honor Societies, and Organizations

A student club, organization, or honor society is defined as any group of students who organize themselves around a common purpose. All student clubs and organizations must be approved by the Student Government Association Senate. Senate approval allows clubs and organizations to use campus facilities, publicize events, and petition the Student Senate for funding.

How to start a new club, organization or honor society
If students wish to organize a new club, organization, or honor society, they should talk with the Director of the Student Involvement Center. Clubs and organizations must meet the following criteria for approval:

  1. Have a written constitution.
  2. Have a membership of ten or more students.
  3. Have a designated Methodist University employee as an advisor.
  4. Register with the Office of Student Involvement by filling out the SOC Application.
  5. Establish a SOC account with accounting for appropriate funding purposes. (This will be done once the SOC Application is complete.)

Students wishing to organize a new club or organization can find the appropriate forms and templates below:

Clubs, Organizations and Honor Societies who have to make a change to their on-file paperwork can fill out the SOC Account Agreement Update Form. This is used when groups have a change in faculty/staff advisor, executive board transitions, organizational name changes, etc.

Other helpful forms and templates:

The most active clubs, organizations, and honor societies are listed below. Students may learn more about clubs in which they are interested by contacting the faculty advisor for those clubs. Advisors' names and phone numbers follow the general description of the Methodist University Clubs. If a club is not listed below and is considered active, please contact the Director of the Student Involvement Center.

Accounting Club
The Methodist University Accounting Club offers accounting and non-accounting students the opportunity to network with accounting professionals and faculty. Students may become involved in local, state and national professional accounting organizations. The Accounting Club is active in local community projects, has guest speakers and regular meetings. This club is a good source of first-hand information about the accounting profession, graduate school, CPA requirements and a resource for any student thinking about accounting as a career.
Dena Breece, 630-7275, or Pamela Lauchengco, 630-7586,

African American Culture Society
The African American Cultural Society works for the enhancement of the African American Culture on campus. The African American Cultural Society works to sponsor, plan, organize, and implement various cultural-ethnic activities to educate the greater community. The African American Cultural Society supports the College's mission and affirms its commitment to diversity. The organization works diligently to facilitate programs and to be an advocate for diversity. The African American Cultural Society serves as a forum for African Americans and other minorities to discuss sensitive issues. The African American Cultural Society works to assist its members and students with personal development, using our leadership experience as tools for greater success. Qualifications-Membership in the African American Cultural Society shall be open to all students who show interest. The African American Cultural Society will conduct a general election. Officers will be elected by a majority vote of present members at the end of every spring semester; however, as there was not a majority of students involved for the Spring 2013, elections will take place Fall 2013.
Sharonda Pugh, 630-7458,

Alpha Chi (National Honor Scholastic Society)
Alpha Chi inducts students from all academic fields. No students are excluded from striving for membership. Alpha Chi inducts only the top ten percent of juniors, seniors, and graduate students, insuring that the honor is reserved for the very best students based on substantial part of their academic record.
Linda Gravitt, 630-7074,

Alpha Delta Pi (Greek Life Sorority)
For more than 150 years, extraordinary women have called Alpha Delta Pi home. Originally called the "Adelphean Society," Alpha Delta Pi was the first sorority in the world and forged the way for women in the fraternity system. Our founding took place on May 15, 1851 at Wesleyan Female College in Macon, Georgia-the first college in the world chartered to grant degrees to women. Throughout time we have consistently placed a high priority upon scholarship, service to the community, and the personal development of each of our members. Alpha Delta Pi joined the Methodist University campus in the spring of 2008.
Ryan Bowyer, 630-7292,

Alpha Kappa Delta (National Sociology Honor Society)
Alpha Kappa Delta seeks to acknowledge and promote excellence in scholarship in the study of sociology, the research of social problems, and such other social and intellectual activities as will lead to improvement in the human condition. The name "Alpha Kappa Delta" represents the first letters of the three Greek words anthropon humankind), katamanthaneion (to investigate thoroughly or to conduct research), and diakonesein (for the purpose of service). Qualifications- Be at least a junior (or 3rd year) student majoring or minoring in sociology, have completed at least 4 courses (12 hours) in sociology, have at least a 3.3 GPA overall, have at least a 3.0 GPA in sociology courses , and pay the lifetime membership fee of $40.00.
Regina Smardon, 630-7088,

Alpha Lambda Delta (National First Year Student Honor Society)
Alpha Lambda Delta is a honor society, founded in 1924, for first year university students who have achieved a 3.5 or higher GPA. The purpose of Alpha Lambda Delta is to encourage superior academic achievement among students in their first year at Methodist University, to promote intelligent living and a continued high standard of learning, and to assist students in recognizing and developing meaningful goals for their unique roles in society. Qualifications-First year students with 3.5 or higher GPA.
Jennifer Rohrer-Walsh, 630-7076,

Alpha Phi Sigma (National Criminal Justice Honor Society)
Alpha Phi Sigma recognizes academic excellence of undergraduate and graduate students of Criminal Justice, as well as Juris Doctorate students. The Goals of Alpha Phi Sigma are to honor and promote academic excellence; community service; educational leadership; and unity. Students are afforded the opportunity to participate in various academic conferences, symposiums, and community projects. Alpha Phi Sigma is the only Criminal Justice Honor Society which is a certified member of The Association of College Honor Societies and affiliated with The Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences. Qualifications- Baccalaureate students shall be enrolled in the institution represented by the chapter, have declared a major, minor or equivalent in the criminal justice or related field, have completed three full time semesters or its equivalent, have a minimum GPA of 3.2 on a 4.0 scale, with a minimum GPA of 3.2 in courses in criminal justice related fields and rank in the top 35% of their class. A minimum of four courses of the above course work shall be in the criminal justice field. Graduate students shall be enrolled in a graduate program in criminal justice or related field; have completed four courses; have a minimum GPA of 3.4 on a 4.0 scale or rank in the upper 25% of their class.
Darl Champion, 630-7050,

Alpha Sigma Lambda (National Honor Society for Adult Learners in Continuing Education)
Alpha Sigma Lambda recognizes the special achievements o adults who accomplish academic excellence while facing competing interests of home and work. Qualifications-Student members must have completed minimum of twenty-four (24) graded semester hour credits and shall be matriculated students in an undergraduate degree program in an institution that is regionally accredited in the U.S. or recognized by the Ministry of Education in the country in which the program operates. These college credits may not include transfer credits. All twenty-four credits must be taken through and graded at the matriculating institution and must be included in the student's cumulative GPA. At least twelve (12) of the student member's total credits must be earned in the Liberal Arts Sciences. If a student has not earned twelve Liberal Arts Science credits within the twenty-four credits completed at the matriculating institution, accepted transfer credits may be used to meet this requirement. Student members shall be selected from the highest twenty percent of the students who have twenty-four graded credits and are matriculated in an undergraduate degree program. Student members selected must have a minimum grade point average of 3.2 on a 4.0 scale or its equivalent.
Linda Gravitt, 630-7074,

American Marketing Association
Membership in the AMA connects you to marketers across all specialties to collaborate, network, gain practical experience and empower your career. You'll get industry knowledge and insights along with everyday resources that will help you in the classroom and beyond. Your chapter will help you gain valuable experience managing finances, people, projects and deadlines - perfect leadership skills to highlight on your resume! Collegiate chapters focus on professional development, community service and fundraising as well hosting activities like Marketing Week, with marketing speakers, etiquette dinners, open houses and more.
Mark Kendrick, 630-7046,

Association for Computing and Machinery
The Association for Computing and Machinery (ACM). Was founded in 1947, and chartered at Methodist University on the 12th of November, 2012. It is the world's largest and most prestigious scientific and educational computing society. It is a not-for-profit professional membership group. The organization offers MU students the opportunity to be part of a professional organization that is well recognized in the work force. Qualifications- You must be a fulltime student at Methodist University. There is a membership fee and yearly dues to belong to this organization.
Terry House, 630-7416,

Amnesty International Student Group
Amnesty International is a global movement of people fighting injustice and promoting human rights. The goals of Methodist University's Amnesty International Student Group are to create awareness about human rights around the world, fight against injustice and oppression and to promote peace and equality. Qualifications-Membership in the MU AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL is open to all registered Methodist University students regardless of academic major, race, color, creed, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age or disability. To qualify for membership in the MU AMNESTY International, an applicant must be a registered student at Methodist University. Registration verification is achieved with a valid student ID.
Shannon Ward, 630-7045,

Beta Beta Beta (National Biological Honor Society)
Tri Beta "is a society for students, particularly undergraduates, dedicated to improving the understanding and appreciation of biological study and extending boundaries of human knowledge through scientific research". Methodist University is the Tau Zeta chapter. Qualifications-There are two levels of membership: 1) Associate member, anyone with an interest in Biology can be an associate member; and 2) Full member, must be a Biology major (or minor), have completed at least three biology courses, hold a 3.0 in your biology classes, and be in good academic standing.
Clay Britton, 630-7451,

Beta Sigma Phi (Greek Life Sorority)
We are an internationally recognized sorority that is committed to community service and the well-being of others. Beta Sigma Phi Sorority has promoted social contact, self-development, and spiritual fulfillment since 1931. Our Greek letters represent Life, Learning, and Friendship. There are over 12,500 chapters worldwide with a combined membership of approximately 200,000. Meetings are held twice monthly and social events are held throughout the month. Our goal is to help the community through service each month. We participate in activities such as the Cumberland County Agricultural Fair, the Warrior Angels Run for Breast Cancer, Special Olympics, Founders' Day, Stop Hunger Now, Operation Christmas Child and the Cape Fear Valley Children's Hospital.
Ryan Bowyer, 630-7292,

Biology Club
The Methodist University Biology Club is designed to bring students and faculty together outside of the classroom. We have bi-monthly meetings where we discuss new projects, interests, and ideas. In the past, we have taken group trips to the zoo and aquarium. We also invite outside speakers to lend insight into the different careers available in science. We are involved in a number of projects here at the University and would like to branch out to the community. No matter where you fit into the variety of interest areas which together make up the broad field we call Biology, you will enjoy and gain something from our club. Any Biology student is eligible to join.
Matt Kesic, 630-7259,

Black Women United
An active, intensive year-long cohort experience designed to support, retain, and develop Black undergraduate female students. Black Women United (BWU) seeks to uplift, unify, and empower Methodist University Black female students through developmental programming and resources that will help Black female students build life skills that will enhance their academic, social, career, and personal success. Qualifications- Black Women United is a special student support program sponsored under the Office of Multicultural Affairs. It functions in the same way as student organizations. Membership is by invitation.
Sharonda Pugh, 630-7458,

Campus Ministry Leadership Team
The Campus Ministry Leadership Team serves as an advisory committee for all Campus Ministry Clubs and Organizations. This committee is involved in the planning, evaluation and vision for Campus Ministry. The leadership team meets once a month to discuss activities and resolve issues. The team is made up of all campus ministry student club and organization leaders.
Michael Safley, 630-7515, and Donna Wilson, 630-7157,

Campus Ministry Work Team (Domestic/International Trips)
The Campus Ministry Work Team provides transformational experiences through community service. The Work Team takes three annual service learning trips: Fall Break - Domestic Trip, Christmas Break - International Trip, and Spring Break - International Trip. All Methodist University students are welcome to attend the trips, coordinated and led by the Campus Ministry staff. Qualifications- All Students are welcome to become part of the Campus Ministry Work Team. For more information on upcoming trips, please visit the Campus Ministry office located in Chris's House.
Sam Morrison, 630-7062,

Chemistry Club
Chemistry Club is an organization open to anyone with an interest in science, specifically chemistry. The focus of this group is to raise awareness about chemistry in everyday life in a fun and educational manner. Events include chemistry magic shows, earth day projects, green chemistry events, fundraisers, etc. Some events are held in conjunction with other groups such as the Biology Club and the Math Club.
Stephanie Hooper Marosek, 630-7457,

Chi Delta Chi (Veterans/Family Members Honor Society)
Chi Delta Chi is the Honor Society for Veterans and Military family members, non-traditional students who have served their country and are attending MU while working full-time jobs and raising a family. Qualifications- Chi Delta Chi candidates must be members of SVA-MU in good standing and must have achieved a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or above. Members are usually inducted in their sophomore or junior year in the Induction Ceremony which is held two days before each graduation day.
Randy Smith, 630-7174,

Chorale
The Methodist University Chorale is the premier, choral ensemble of the University. The ensemble consists of approximately 24-32 vocalists selected through a voice placement process and performs traditional/advanced choral literature from all periods. Once students are selected for Chorale, they are members until they choose to leave, are removed, or when they graduate. In addition to its regular concert schedule, the Chorale tours each spring (Orlando, '09; NYC, '10; Atlanta, '11, Boston, '12, Orlando, '13). A yearly scholarship of to $2,000 will be offered to people who are successfully placed in the group. Rehearsals are from 5:00-6:30pm on Tuesdays/Thursdays. Qualifications- Students who have been active in choral ensembles in high school or college are encouraged to audition for this choir. Voice placements for Chorale can take place at any time to fill necessary spots in the group.
Michael Martin, 630-7153,

Club Managers Association and Resort Management Club
The Methodist University Student Chapter was given official status in 2011 at the CMAA World Meeting in New Orleans. As of now we have forty (40) members in the Chapter. We have also two (2) Faculty advisers and one (1) Sponsor Mentor and CCM, Brian Boss, who helps us and counsels us on our major activities and industry related Educational Development. We can emphatically say the CMAA is the organization that we have most benefitted from. Members of our chapter attend every year at least two students' educational sessions, The World Conference, and several local and regional meetings. We participate also in golf activities sponsored by member Clubs to raise funds for group activities. Qualifications-The qualifications for membership are to be a student in the Reeves School of Business with a concentration or a minor in Resort & Club Management. The Registration fee is $50.00, half paid by Methodist University Resort and Club Management.
Sharon Kendrick and Al Stratta, 630-7309,

College Republicans
The purpose of the MUCR is to promote general interest in politics among the Methodist University community and to develop the means for increasing involvement by MU students with local, state, and national political organizations. MUCR members participate in political campaigns and assist with election administration. Qualifications-Membership is open to any MU student.
Andrew Ziegler, 630-7488,

Computer Science Club
The computer science club provides an open forum where students from the CSC Department, as well as students from any discipline on campus, to come together and discuss the newest technology and concepts in the information technology arena. The computer science club uses its platform to promote safe and responsible computing amongst its members, and the exposure of their talents to potential employers.
Terry House, 630-7416,

Criminal Justice and Forensic Science Association
The Criminal Justice and Forensic Science Association is an organization designed to help those who are interested in Justice Studies. The organization integrates those in several disciplines including Chemistry, Forensic Sciences, Biology, and Justice Studies. Members are given opportunities to learn and network with top professionals in fields like Law Enforcement, Forensic Chemistry Biology, Forensic Psychology, and more both on and off campus. One of the most active organizations on campus, CJFSA has offered experiences like touring the FBI Academy, participating in the Army Ten-Miler in Washington DC, touring North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation forensic labs, and attending professional conferences all over the country. CJFSA is designed to set our students apart from those in other universities, giving Methodist University students an advantage in a competitive job market. The organization is open to students with an interest in justice studies and/or forensic science.
Dave Pauly, 630-7420,

Delta Mu Delta (National Business Honor Society)
The Eta Sigma Chapter of the Delta Mu Delta Business Honor Society recognizes and encourages academic excellence of business students at Methodist University. The Chapter promotes higher scholarship and recognizes academic achievement. Becoming a member of Delta Mu Delta is an honor indicative of earnest, intelligent purpose and rewarding achievement. This should be a goal of every person pursuing a degree in business administration at Methodist University. Qualifications- Juniors and seniors in the Reeves School of Business who have completed at least one-half of the work required for the degree with a cumulative average grade record of 3.25 or better, and who are in the top 20 percent of their college class in cumulative average grades. Graduate students who have completed at least one-half of the work required for the master's degree with a cumulative average grade record of 3.6 or better, and who are in the top 20 percent of their college class in cumulative average grades.
Pam Strickland, 630-7064,

Dr. Harvey Estes Society (Physician Assistant Club)
The Dr. Harvey Estes Student Society serves as the official organization for the Physician Assistant students of Methodist University. This organization's purpose is to serve as an affiliated society of the American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA), the North Carolina Academy of Physician Assistants (NCAPA), and act as an official liaison with other state recognized Physician Assistant student societies, local medical societies, and community health care providers. Members are to promote academic achievement and clinical excellence, the role of the Physician Assistant as a member of the health care delivery team, and to work toward the betterment of the surrounding Fayetteville community. Students are to remain cognizant of current developments in medicine and indefinitely strive to further their own medical knowledge. Qualifications- All Physician Assistant students enrolled in the Methodist University Physician Assistant Program are eligible for membership.
Jennifer Mish, 630-7615,

Enactus
Enactus offers an opportunity for students to obtain leadership and project management training in various economic projects. Qualifications- Enactus is open to all sophomores, juniors, and seniors with a cumulative G.P.A. of 2.5 and above. Enactus members take part in national competitions for trophies, cash prizes, and other awards.
Mark Kendrick, 630-7046,

Environmental, Occupational and Industrial Health Club
The Environmental, Occupational and Industrial Health Club will take you places that are fun, like Disneyworld, as well as places with serious professional learning opportunities, like the Federal Emergency Management Administration headquarters in Maryland. The group is open to all majors.
Deb Branson, 630-7136,

Ethics Bowl
The ethics bowl team is made up of students who develop ethical reasoning and oral communication skills to work through difficult moral issues in a debate-style competition. Although anyone can attend practice and contribute to ethical discussions, only a team of four to six students will be selected to compete in a statewide tournament, sponsored by NCICU, usually in February. Qualifications- Any interested student may attend and participate in practice sessions. If more than six students want to participate in a year, auditions will be held to select six competitors.
J. R. Hustwit, 630-7514,

Exercise Science Club
The Methodist University Exercise Science Club promotes the acquisition of the knowledge, skills and abilities required of personal trainers, strength and conditioning coaches, fitness and wellness managers and educators, and other exercise-related allied health professionals. Our activities include attendance at local and national clinics and conferences, research, social activities and community-service both for Methodist University and the Fayetteville and surrounding communities. The Exercise Science Club is open to all Methodist University students, faculty, and staff who have an interest in exercise science.
Gray Lipford, 630-7450,

Fayetteville Symphonic Band
This is a concert band that meets on Monday nights from 7:00-8:30 throughout the academic year. We perform concert band literature from the early 20th century through current 21st century compositions. This ensemble is comprised of Methodist University students and community members from all over the Sandhills region. We perform four concerts each season. Currently, the band has approximately 65 members. Qualifications- The only requirement is that you must regularly attend rehearsals, and have prior wind-band experience.
Larry Wells, 630-7602,

Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA)
The Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA) is a weekly campus ministry event that provides students, faculty, and staff an inviting atmosphere to fellowship and worship in. FCA's goal is to plant the seeds of faith in every participant that attends. Weekly messages from area ministry leaders, students, faculty, and staff along with live music, create a faith based environment for any and all to enjoy. We also host cookouts and other various activities. You do NOT need to be an athlete to attend. Average attendance of 80 students per week. Qualifications- Come one come all!
Landon Bentham, 630-7062,

Forensics and Debate Club
The Methodist University Forensics and Debate team invites student from all majors to participate. The team is a member of the Collegiate Forensics Association and actively competes in parliamentary debate and individual event forensics at tournaments across the country. By participating in MU forensics and debate, students can develop their public speaking abilities while learning research skills, critical thinking and thoughtful expression. Scholarships are available to students enrolled in the intercollegiate debate course.
Brandon Miller, 630-7653,

Gamma Sigma Epsilon (National Chemistry Honor Society)
Gamma Sigma Epsilon is the national chemistry honor society that recognizes excellence in chemistry among science majors. Qualifications- It is open to any science major who has accrued at least 16 semester hours in chemistry with a 3.0 GPA in those courses. There is a one time fee of $50.00 that covers induction costs, honor cords, certificates, and a lifetime membership in the society. Inductions are held in both the fall and spring semesters.
Stephanie Hooper Marosek, 630-7457,

Golf Association
The Methodist University Golf Association (MUGA) is a student organization for PGA Golf Management students. The MUGA provides events where students learn the skills and gain work experience in their chosen career paths. For example, the MUGA runs the tournament program for the Monarch Tour, the Majors, and any other golf tournaments hosted on campus. In addition to providing work experience for the students the MUGA also hosts many fun events and golf activities targeted towards growing participation in the game of golf and retention within the PGA Golf Management program. Qualifications- To be an active member of the MUGA the student must be enrolled in the PGA Golf Management program.
Robbie Fritz, 630-7689,

Health Care Administration Student Club (HCA)
The Health Care Administration Student Club is an organization of students interested in Health Care, and seeking to enhance career opportunities through networking with other students and professionals in the field. Qualifications- Most of the membership comes from within the Health Care Administration program, but others may join if interested.
Warren McDonald, 630-7116,

In His Grip
PGA Golf Management Fellowship is a non-denominational bible study/discussion group for golf management students that meet weekly on Monday nights. The group is student lead and covers a variety of topics thru small group discussion, question and answer sessions, guest speakers and small group study. The group also seeks opportunities to serve the campus, community and surrounding area of North Carolina. Qualifications-Current PGA Golf Management students.
Bob Bruns, 630-7180,

Interfaith Council
The Interfaith council is made up of students, staff, and faculty who aim to increase inter-religious dialogue and awareness on campus. The interfaith council plans student activities centered around Jewish, Islamic, Hindu, and Buddhist holidays, among others. The council also coordinates interfaith service projects. Qualifications- Any interested student may join the interfaith council. The council is especially interested in working with students from international backgrounds, and students who identify with non-Christian religions.
J. R. Hustwit, 630-7514,

International Business Club
The purpose of the Methodist University International Business Club is to increase awareness of global business issues; to develop and support international outreach by Methodist University students; and to encourage and support Methodist University student participation in business study abroad and language/cultural immersion programs. The club invites speakers to visit the campus to talk with students about their International Business background, experience, and expertise. The club participates in international outreach as well as selected community service events. Qualifications- The International Business Club is open to all MU students with an interest in International Business.
Mary Kirchner, 630-7048,

Iota Tau Alpha (National Athletic Training Honor Society)
Iota Tau Alpha was founded in 2005 by Troy University. We represent the Mu Chapter and gained our charter in 2006. Being a member of this society shows your dedication to academics and the field of athletic training. Qualifications- Members are inducted annually but must maintain a high standard of academic excellence. A 3.3 GPA within the Athletic Training Curriculum/Major is required and a 3.0 GPA overall must be achieved in order to be invited into the society.
Jenn Cuchna, 630-7143,

Kappa Alpha Omicron (International Interdisciplinary Environmental Honor Society)
Kappa Alpha Omicron is the international student chapter and honor society of the Interdisciplinary Environmental Association. K is for Kosmos - the universe, A is for Anthropos - humanity, and O is for Oikos - house. Methodist is the Eta chapter established in 2013. It is designed to become a hub for networking across disciplines and countries. The group is open to all interested students in an environmental field. Qualifications- To be part of the group an individual must have a 3.0 or higher grade point and be a sophomore or above. All qualified will be inducted in the spring of each year and given a pin. Graduates will be provided with cords.
Deb Branson, 630-7136,

Kappa Alpha Psi (Greek Life Fraternity)
The Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity was founded on January 5th, 1911 at Bloomington Indiana, on the campus of Indiana University. Ten astute men founded this fraternity for the purpose of promoting achievement in every field of human endeavor. The fraternity's core principles are focused on academic rigor, professionalism, and volunteer service. This fraternity is open to all races and ethnic backgrounds. Qualifications- You must be a male student, you must be a fulltime student, you must have, and maintain a GPA of 2.5, and you must pay initial fees with an application process.
Terry House, 630-7416,

Kappa Delta Pi (National Education Honorary Society)
Kappa Delta Pi, International Honor Society in Education, founded by Dr. William Bagley in 1911 at the University of Illinois, was established to foster excellence in education and promote fellowship among those dedicated to teaching. The founders chose the name from the Greek words to represent knowledge, duty, and power. The organization continues to strive to meet the changing needs of educators and their students, as well as provide member educators resources and opportunities that encourage innovative and best practices. Through publications, conferences, online resources, networking of education leaders, and strategic partnerships, Kappa Delta Pi focuses on issues that are critical to the growth of the profession and its individual teachers.
Sue Godwin, 630-7060,

Kappa Sigma (Greek Life Fraternity)
The Kappa Sigma fraternity is committed to fostering a close cooperative partnership with all colleges and universities with existing chapters. Kappa Sigma promotes academic achievement and assists each member to achieve his academic potential. The fraternity promotes involvement in all aspects of campus life. The creation of lifelong bonds is a primary benefit of fraternity membership. As brothers, our members have an 61 obligation to have a caring concern for the welfare of our members. Brotherhood is a lifetime commitment; therefore, we encourage strong alumni-undergraduate relationships for the mutual benefit of the students and alumni. We teach young men social skills that will benefit them throughout their lifetime. The multitude of leadership opportunities available through the fraternity prepares members for success in their chosen careers. We organize well-rounded programs and strive for excellence and quality in all undertakings.
Ryan Bowyer, 630-7292,

Lambda Chi Alpha (Greek Life Fraternity)
Lambda Chi Alpha was founded in 1909. Lambda Chi Alpha is an International Fraternity that centers itself around seven core values. These values are: Loyalty, Duty, Respect, Service and Stewardship, Honor, Integrity, and Personal Courage. Lambda Chi Alpha was the first Fraternity to completely ban hazing in 1972. Also, there are no "pledges" in Lambda Chi Alpha. Once an individual joins, they become an Associate Member who are able to vote, hold office, etc. The only thing that separates an Associate Member from a full member is the Ritual.
Cu Phung, 630-7137,

Leadership Fellows
This program provides students an avenue for personal leadership development. Monarchs who are driven to acquire the knowledge, values, skills, and practical experiences that will empower them for extraordinary leadership should consider becoming a Leadership Fellow. Qualifications- Participation is limited to those nominated and selected based on academic achievement, exceptional character, and a commitment to engage in a rigorous two to three year program of leadership development.
Andrew Ziegler, 630-7488,

Lector Club
The Lector Club supports students who wish to attend plays, concerts, museums, lectures, tours and other cultural events.
Jennifer Rohrer-Walsh, 630-7076,

Linguasphere Foreign Language Club
Do you know how to say, "Every Monarch has a journey" in a foreign language? You can learn that and more when you join Linguasphere, MU's foreign language club. As a member, you can also explore other cultures and their literature in their native tongue. Linguasphere members believe in the importance of multi-lingualism and help provide the campus community with events and activities that spread that belief.
Felicia Malissen, 630-7650,

Mathematics Club
The math club gives students the opportunity to meet monthly and discuss topics, participate in events, and socialize around a math themed topic.
Daniel Bennett, 630-7456,

Men of Distinction
Men of Distinction seeks to uplift, unify, and empower Methodist University Black Men through developmental programming and resources that will help them build life skills, that will enhance their academic, social, career and personal success. It is a safe space where students will be able to come and discuss their personal and academic experiences, concerns or issues they face as young Black Men on Methodist University's campus. Qualifications- Men of Distinction is a special student support program sponsored under the Office of Multicultural Affairs. It does function in the same way as student organizations. Membership is by invitation.
Sharonda Pugh, 630-7458,

Men's Bible Study
Men's Bible Study is student led bible study that is designed to promoted individual spiritual growth, communal fellowship and Christian understanding through weekly discussion, prayer, fellowship and community outreach. Men's Bible Study also hosts cookouts, praise nights and retreats. All men are welcomed to attend.
Michael Safley, 630-7515,

Model United Nations
The Model United Nations (MUN) is student run organization open to all actively registered Methodist students. MUN members participate in student led conferences that simulate the actual workings of the United Nations. These conferences are held in Atlanta, GA, Charlotte, NC, New York City, Washington, DC, and The Hague, Netherlands. The organization seeks to promote conflict resolution, foreign diplomacy, critical thinking, leadership, ethics, and awareness of the various cultures and nations of the world.
Frank Trapp, 630-7070,

National Association for Music Education
The purpose of this organization is to make opportunities available to students for professional development; acquaint students with the privileges and responsibilities of the music profession; provide all members with the opportunity to become acquainted with leaders in the music profession through participation in programs, demonstrations, discussions, workshops, seminars, and performances planned by the chapter, the North Carolina Music Educators Association, and NAfME; assist the University in various projects throughout the year; provide the opportunity to have contact with collegiate members from other schools, and support local schools in their own musical endeavors. Qualifications- Membership is open to all students of Methodist University who are members of the music program or would like to support music at MU. Any student who is enrolled in an institution with a collegiate chapter and who is not employed full-time in the field of music education is eligible for collegiate membership. Each member is expected to participate in and support all chapter activities.
Michael Martin, 630-7153,

National Student Nurses Association
The purpose of the National Student Nurses' Association (NSNA) is to mentor the professional development of future registered nurses and facilitate their entrance into the profession by providing educational resources and career guidance. The MU chapter of the NSNA also works to provide pre-nursing and nursing student's opportunities to engage in community service projects, develop leadership skills, and form lasting friendships. Qualifications- Be either a pre-nursing or nursing student.
Kelly Thrift, 630-8403,

Next Step Co-Ed Bible Study
Next Step is a co-ed bible study that is designed to engage students in in-depth scriptural biblical study discussion. Students will go deeper into scriptural teachings and encourage each other to practice God's word in their daily living. All students are welcomed to attend.
Donna Wilson, 630-7157,

Noblemen
The Noblemen is open to all men in the University community from all disciplines that love to sing and enjoy camaraderie through great music. Music from every music epoch will be performed from serious to more pop/contemporary a cappella forms. This ensemble is offered every fall and spring semester (Tuesdays/Thursdays: 12:30-1:45pm), and satisfies the fine arts requirement if enrolled for a minimum of three semesters. Qualifications- Students who have been active in choral ensembles in high school or college are encouraged to audition for this choir. Voice placements for Chorale can take place at anytime to fill necessary spots in the group.
Michael Martin, 630-7153,

Novelties Club
Novelties is the English Department Club. Every semester we offer the opportunity for students to see a performance, either a film or a play, based on a literary text. In the past, we've taken students to see local performances of Lysistrata and Shakespeare's As You like It at the Gilbert Theater, and we've also seen films like Beowulf and Alice in Wonderland. We've also traveled to Greensboro for the Triad Theater's production of Ibsen's A Doll's House. All of these are free and open to all students. Qualifications-There are no qualifications to be a part of Novelties. Though many students are English and/or Writing majors, all students are welcome!
Emily Leverett, 630-7453,

Omicron Delta Kappa (National leadership Society)
Omicron Delta Kappa is a National Leadership Honor Society. The Omicron Delta Kappa idea is three folds. We recognize accomplished juniors and senior in areas of academic achievement, athletics participation, campus or community service, and journalism. We bring together the most representative students in all phases of collegiate life. Finally, we bring together members of the faculty and student body of the institution on a basis of mutual interest and understanding. Qualifications- Each semester, invitations are sent to academically qualified juniors and seniors to apply for membership to the national organization.
Cu Phung, 630-7137,

One Voice International Gospel Choir
One Voice International Gospel Choir is an organization under Campus Ministry that performs musically in chapel services, local and national churches and events throughout the state. The students meet bi-weekly for practice, fellowship and business discussions. All students are welcome to become part of the International Gospel Choir.
Donna Wilson, 630-7157,

Outdoor Adventure Club (CRIMP)
CRIMP provides structured and unstructured activities for students. We have fitness classes, intramural sports, bowling, and local outdoor adventure opportunities. The Nimocks Fitness Center has a basketball court, cardio equipment, and weights. CRIMP strives to provide students with opportunities to learn skills that will contribute to their physical, emotional, and intellectual growth. Qualifications- The only qualification is your willingness to participate.
Rachael Holler, 630-7161,

Peer Educators
The Center for Personal Development provides excellent opportunities for students wishing to begin a career path in counseling and psychology. Through the peer education program, students will gain training and experience in the human service field. Applications for work study and volunteer positions can be obtained by coming by the Center for Personal Development in Pearce Hall.
Darlene Hopkins, 630-7150,

Phi Alpha (International Social Work Honor Society)
The Phi Alpha Honor Society is an international honor society for bachelor and masters level Social Work students, Social Work faculty and practitioners. The Eta Rho Chapter at Methodist University was chartered in 1998. Each local chapter formulates a service program to meet the needs of the local community. Phi Alpha affords its members the opportunity to be in service to people, earn scholarships and Service Awards. Qualifications- Declaring Social Work as one's major, achieving sophomore status, completing nine semester hours of Social Work courses, achieving an overall GPA of 3.0 on a 4 point scale and achieving a 3.25 GPA in required Social Work courses.
Carla Fagan, 630-7699,

Phi Alpha Delta (National Legal Honor Society)
Phi Alpha Delta is National Legal Fraternity. It is for students that are interested in the Legal profession. The Fraternity is also located at all law schools as well as prelaw chapters such as the one at Methodist University.
Wendy Vonnegut, 630-7491,

Phi Alpha Theta (National History Honor Society)
Phi Alpha Theta is the National History Honor Society. Membership is not limited to history majors. Members of Phi Alpha Theta must pay $40.00 in dues per year, for which they receive a subscription to the Honor Society's publication, The Historian, as well as the Phi Alpha Theta newsletter, which includes, among other things, calls for conference papers and book reviews, which are helpful to undergraduates. Phi Alpha Theta also organizes its own undergraduate and graduate conferences, both regionally and nationally. Students who are members of Phi Alpha Theta are eligible to apply for scholarships and awards sponsored by the Society. Qualifications- Undergraduate students must complete a minimum of 12 semester hours (4 courses) in History, achieve a minimum GPA of 3.1 in History and a GPA of 3.0 or better overall. Only 3 credit hours of online, transfer, or AP credits may be applied to the membership eligibility requirement.
Karen Kletter, 630-7079,

Phi Sigma Alpha (National Political Science Honor Society)
This organization celebrates excellence in the study of Political Science. Qualifications- Students must have completed at least 4 Political science courses and have an overall GPA of at least 3.0 and a Political Science GPA above 3.3
Chris Cronin, 630-7665,

Photography Club
The Photography Club is a club for students who are interested in all aspects of photography. Qualifications- Be interested in photography.
Roxanna Ross, 480-8408,

Physical Education and Health Education Club
The Physical Education & Health Education Majors' Club is designed for Physical Education and Health Education majors, with teacher licensure and non-teaching licensure, majors and minors. Additionally, the club is open to any Methodist University student.
Kyristin Krist, 630-8452,

Political Science Association
This organization meets most Fridays to discuss recent politics and to design ways to engage the campus in political matters. Qualifications- This club is open to any and all Methodist University students.
Chris Cronin, 630-7665,

Professional Tennis Management Association Club (PTM)
As a professional tennis management (PTM) student, you are required to be a member of the PTM Student Association; however, membership to the PTMSA club is open to all Methodist University students interested in joining the group. As a student organization we seek to encourage and promote all aspects of the tennis industry. In the PTMSA students are encouraged to pursue leadership roles on the club Executive Board or as committee leaders (Education, social, public relations, and intramural committees are offered through the association). Qualifications- Must be a MU Student, Staff, Faculty Member.
Tom Daglis/Kaitlin Flaherty, 630-7484,

Psychology Club
The Psychology Club is an organization whose purpose is to enable students from any major to gain hands on experience with Psychology and to utilize Psychology to improve the campus environment. The Psychology Club gives students the opportunity to interact with the Psychology faculty, to visit local sites relevant to Psychology and to participate in activities such as National Psychology Screening days. Qualifications-Anyone can be part of the Psychology Club. All are welcome.
Mark Kline, 630-7535,

Residence Hall Association (RHA)
Methodist University Residence Hall Association (RHA) functions as the voice of on-campus residents, serving as a liaison between residents and the administration. We do everything we can to enhance the living conditions of Methodist University residential students through providing cultural, educational and recreational activities. We work to inspire growth, leadership, and involvement through the development of on-campus life. Qualifications- Be a Methodist University student. Live on campus.
Amanda Vosloh, 630-7248,

Rotaract
Rotaract members work to address their communities' physical and social needs while promoting international understanding and peace through a framework of friendship and service. Local Rotary clubs sponsor the Rotaract Club, and Rotarians foster members' personal and professional development through mentoring and partnerships. Rotaractors volunteer locally and globally, build career contacts, develop leadership skills, network with service-minded people worldwide, and make new friends and have fun. Come join us! Qualifications- Membership is open to students aged 18-30 who are willing to make a difference in the world.
Dave Baggett, 630-7614,

ROTC-Raider Team
The Methodist University Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) Club, is established in order to enhance the quality of Methodist University ROTC Cadets. This organization will provide an environment that promotes healthy socializing, as well as honing the Scholar, Athlete, Leader trifecta that is required of modern Army Officers by providing enriched atmosphere that promotes cultural awareness, scholarship, and physical health. Qualifications- Active membership is confined to students who are enrolled in a Methodist University military science course, and active participants in the Methodist ROTC program.
Peder Miller, 630-7693,

Sigma Delta Pi (National Hispanic Honor Society)
Sigma Delta Pi, the National Collegiate Hispanic Honor Society (La Sociedad Nacional Honoraria Hispánica), was established on November 14, 1919, at the University of California in Berkeley. The Society's purposes are: 1) To honor those who attain excellence in the study of the Spanish language and in the study of the literature and culture of the Spanish-speaking peoples; 2) To honor those who have made the Hispanic contributions to modern culture better known in the English-speaking world; 3) To encourage college and university students to acquire a greater interest in and a deeper understanding of Hispanic culture; 4) To foster friendly relations and mutual respect between the nations of Hispanic speech and those of English speech; 5) To serve its membership in ways which will contribute to the attainment of the goals and ideals of the society. Qualifications- Students must have an all-around grade point average of "B" or 3.0 in order to be eligible. Students must have taken at least 2 courses taught in Spanish of either culture, civilization, history, literature of the Hispanic world. The ceremony is offered every other year.
Cristina Francescon, 630-7082,

Sigma Tau Delta (National English Honor Society)
Sigma Tau Delta is the International English Honor Society. A member of the Association of College Honor Societies, it was founded in 1924 at Dakota Wesleyan University. Sigma Tau Delta's central purpose is to confer distinction upon students of the English language and literature in undergraduate, graduate, and professional studies. Sigma Tau Delta also recognizes the accomplishments of professional writers who have contributed to the fields of language and literature. Qualifications- Candidates for undergraduate membership must have completed a minimum of two college courses in English language or literature beyond the usual requirements in freshman English, at Methodist University the 100-level sequence English classes. The candidate must have a minimum of a B or equivalent average in English and in general scholarship, must rank at least in the highest thirty-five percent of his/her class, and must have completed at least three semesters or five quarters of college course work (that is, candidates must be a junior or a senior).
Nancy Alexander and Whitney Larrimore, 630-7695,

SL@M
Student Leaders at Methodist, our mission is to recognize first year students with outstanding leadership potential; to encourage, motivate, train and offer mentorship as they step into leadership positions in student government, residential halls, and academic, athletic and other student organizations. We identify potential student leaders through nominations by faculty and staff. We train and motivate participants through leadership seminars and workshops. All participants who successfully complete the program are individually recognized at an Honors Dinner and are encouraged to become a part of the Monarch Leaders of the 21st Century campus organization.
Heather Herring, 630-7404,

SmallTalk (Student Newspaper)
The smallTALK is Methodist University's student-run newspaper. The paper is normally produced once every two weeks and is distributed at no cost through various newspaper stands on campus. The smalLTALK covers local and national news, Methodist University sports reports, has opinion sections, a comic, and contributing articles. Qualifications- Anyone can join the smallTALK newspaper, regardless of any previous journalism experience.
Ryan Bowyer, 630-7292,

Social Justice Committee
SoJu is a subcommittee of the Student Activities Committee that hosts campus events related to social justice issues. Signature programs include the Hunger Banquet, Cardboard City, and Take Back the Night. SoJu seeks to provide a transformational learning experience that prepares students to take on roles as change agents in their communities. Through conversations and hands-on activities, SoJu aims to inspire students to take action against injustice and to empower them with the skills and knowledge necessary to do so. SoJu events will take place on the first Wednesday of every month, and the group meets once a week. Qualifications- Members must be a student, faculty, or staff member at Methodist University.
Charlotte Brown and Ryan Bowyer, 630-7292,

Social Work Club
The purpose of the Social Work Club is to unite Social Work Majors/Minors and others interested in the profession together in an organization that will provide support for members as a group, and provide services to the community and to the student body. Qualifications- The candidate must be a Methodist University student.
Mary Deyampert-McCall, 630-7698,

Sports Management Association
Is a student-run organization that hosts campus events related to sport event management and other issues and activities within the sport and entertainment industry. SMA seeks to provide learning experiences and social activities that help prepare students to become leaders within the business of sport. SMA events take place on the first Monday of every month, and the group meets once a week. Qualifications- Members must be a student, faculty, or staff member at Methodist University.
Greg Combs, 630-7660,

Student Activities Committee
Student Activities is responsible for the planning and implementation of student entertainment and activities held on the Methodist University campus. This includes comedians, novelty acts, homecoming, Spring Fling, and movies. Our Student Activities program has been ranked in the Top 5 in the nation by Campus Activities Magazine for three of the last four years. All full-time students are encouraged to participate in this open organization. Involvement in campus programs and activities is vital to a well-rounded education and directly influences students' college satisfaction, academic achievement, and persistence toward graduation.
Doris Munoz, 630-7022,

Student Alumni Association
The mission of the MU Student Alumni Association (MUSAA) is to foster a closer relationship between students and MU alumni, to promote school spirit and traditions, to encourage student involvement in campus and alumni events, and to support the goals and programs of the University. Qualifications- Membership in the MUSAA is open to all students enrolled at the University.
Lauren Wike, 630-7167,

Student Athletic Training Association (MUSATA)
The Methodist University Student Athletic Trainer's Association is an organization for student athletic trainers accepted into the Methodist University Athletic Training Program. It is an opportunity for them to further their education by gaining leadership experience, participating in volunteer and community activities, attending professional symposiums and conferences and enhancing their teamwork and social networking skills. Students participate in club fundraising events, community outreach, and organize the annual Play 4Kay 4K run/walk to benefit breast cancer research. Qualifications- MUSATA is open to any student accepted into the Methodist University Athletic Training Program.
Nicole Yard, 630-7337,

Student Athlete Advisory Committee
The Student Athlete Advisory Committee is a group associated with the Methodist University Athletic Department and comprised of only student-athletes representing each of our athletic programs. SAAC is in charge of running and maintaining various activities and community service events such as reading at local elementary schools, project play day, Special Olympics and our annual athletic awards banquet. Qualifications- To be a member of the SAAC, a student must be an active member of one of our university's athletic teams and be selected by the team to a representative.
Dennis Cox, 630-7150,

Student Government Association
The Methodist University SGA is composed of all full-time day students as well as evening students who choose to pay the activity fee. The association is governed by a constitution and directed by officers and senators elected by the student body. The purpose of the SGA is to represent the students to the University administration and design programs to meet the needs of the students. All students are encouraged to participate in the programs sponsored by the SGA and to provide new ideas for implementation. Meetings are held weekly and are open to all students.
William Walker, 630-7152,

Student Veterans of America
SVA-MU is a student organization with the mission to support veterans in their transition from a military lifestyle to achieve success in academia and in their career field through a peer to peer network. In partnership with community organizations such as Disabled American Veterans, Veterans of Foreign Wars, Wounded Warrior Project and others, the SVA-MU participates in fundraising projects to assist local and national veterans. Qualifications- SVA-MU membership is open to active-duty service-members, veterans, ROTC cadets and military family members as well as MU students, faculty and staff who support the mission of SVA-MU.
Randy Smith, 630-7174,

Treble Tones
The Treble Tones is Methodist University's all women choir. The purpose of this organization is to enable members to work together cooperatively in the pursuit of a positive women's choral experience, build relationships within the community and on campus at Methodist University through choral music, and to offer students a variety of repertoire that would enhance their choral education experience within the Music Department at Methodist University. Qualifications- Membership is open to all students of Methodist University and with successful membership determined by audition. Members are encouraged to study voice if schedules permit. However, they are expected to learn music independently from rehearsals. Each member is expected to participate in and support all scheduled activities.
Ashley Kotz,

Triple Threat Step Team
The purpose of this organization is to educate, entertain and expose the students of Methodist University to the art of "step dancing." Qualifications- Any current student, noncurrent student, and (or) faculty/staff member of Methodist University is eligible for membership.
Sharonda Pugh, 630-7458,

University Ambassadors
Methodist University Student Ambassadors are among the most important and visible students at Methodist University. The main job of a student ambassador is to support the admissions staff by giving hour-long tours to prospective students and their families. These individuals tend to be very active in the Methodist community and are able to share their student life experiences with visiting families. *All student ambassadors are trained by an admission staff member upon hiring. Qualifications- Prospective ambassadors must first apply and interview with a team of admissions staff. Ambassadors must: Be enrolled as a full-time, day, undergraduate student in the given semester. Be available to work at least 2 non-consecutive hours per week. Be available to work at least 2 Saturdays per semester. Be actively involved in campus activities. Provide exceptional information about the Methodist University campus, and its facilities. Maintain a positive attitude. Be warm and friendly with prospective families at all times
Trey Such, 630-7025,

Unseal It
Unseal it is a Methodist University student club that offers safe, non-prejudiced help and support for people interested in learning more about LGBTQ topics. They offer weekly meetings, support groups, guest speakers, educational topics, and fun activities.
Kelly Walter Carney, 630-7376, and Sharonda Pugh, 630-7458,

Walk By Faith, Live By Faith Co-ed Bible Study
Walk By Faith is a student led bible study that promotes bible based Christian study. The goal is to equip students through biblical studies and fellowship that can be practiced in day-to-day living. These students meet weekly for scripture study, discussion, pray and fellowship. This co-ed bible study will also host cookouts, praise nights and campus events. All students are welcomed to attend.
Donna Wilson, 630-7157,

Women's Bible Study
Women's Bible Study is a group of women who meet each week to grow in their relationship with Christ and one another. It is led by students and open to all students, faculty and staff at Methodist University who would like to learn more about Christ and Christianity and/or become part of a Christ-based support system. The acronym JOY, which is the motto the group strives to live by, stands for Jesus first, others next, yourself last. Women's Bible Study also hosts cookouts, praise nights and retreats. All women are welcomed to attend.
Jan Turner, 630-7361,

Young Democrats
The Young Democrats is a politically charged group that is interested in making significant contributions to the political landscape. The group has an obvious political leaning, although differing opinions are welcomed as intelligent discussion helps us move forward. An interest in politics is required. Qualifications- There is no prerequisites to joining the MU Young Democrats other than an interest in political ideologies and philosophies. Differing opinions are welcome.
Ryan Bowyer, 630-7292,

XIII
The XIII was created to honor women who have a common commitment to Methodist University through their service, leadership, and respectable character. The purpose of The XIII is to recognize women who have made outstanding leadership contributions to Methodist University, Fayetteville, or the State of North Carolina. Each year, the current order will select thirteen women for induction into the next order of The XIII. Membership includes 10 active members (current juniors), 1 alumnae member, 1 faculty/staff member, and 1 Summa Honoraria. Selection into The XIII is a prestigious and celebrated honor given only to the most outstanding women at Methodist University. Qualifications- Women must be nominated by faculty, staff, or members of The XIII and have a minimum 3.0 GPA.
Charlotte Brown, 630-7242,

 

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