Clubs and Organizations

Clubs are established in response to student interests and requests. The clubs are not agents of the University nor are they subject to the day-to-day direction of the administration. The following organizations may be of interest to adult undergraduate and graduate students. A complete list of organizations recognized by the Student Government Association (SGA) can be found in the traditional undergraduate catalog.

Accounting Association: The Accounting Association provides accounting students with the opportunity to interact with fellow accounting students and with professional accountants. It provides advice to students seeking employment and helps integrate university coursework and on-the-job experience. Each semester, members are encouraged to participate in professional, community service, fundraising, and recreational activities.

Active Minds: Active Minds is an organization that utilizes peer outreach to increase awareness of mental illnesses to all members of the Stevenson community. The organization sponsors educational and service events that provide a helping hand and a safe environment and are open to all participants. The organization also encourages students to seek help as soon as it is needed and to meet with counselors in the Wellness Center at Stevenson University.

Agnus Dei: Agnus Dei is an organization that promotes fellowship through the Catholic faith. The organization participates in and organizes many outreach and service programs.

Association of Information Technology Professionals (AITP): The Association of Information Technology Professionals is an international association providing superior leadership and education in information technology. AITP is dedicated to using the synergy of information technology partnerships to provide education and benefits to its members and to working with the information industry to assist in the overall promotion and direction of information technology. Members in the association are in colleges, universities, banking, industry, retail, the armed forces, local and state governments. Students interested in information technology are welcome to participate.

Black Student Union (BSU): The Black Student Union promotes racial and ethnic understanding on campus and fosters cultural awareness among the university community through informal discussions, panel presentations, guest speakers, and community service projects. The BSU also hosts one of the most popular traditions on campus, the BSU Fashion Show, every spring. The club is open to all students.

Campus Crusade for Christ: Campus Crusade for Christ is a non-denominational Christian fellowship group. The ministries in which students participate in include weekly meetings with music, Bible study and discussion as well as outreach and service projects.

College Republicans: College Republicans seeks to promote political awareness and involvement across campus. The group works with the Maryland Federation of College Republicans in advancing the Republican youth effort and participates in nonpartisan acts of community service to better our nation. Meetings provide a forum for students with conservative political viewpoints to learn about our government and the Republican Party, and engage in debate over current events issues. All students are encouraged to join.

Environmental Club: The Environmental Club promotes waste reduction and awareness of environmental issues at Stevenson and beyond. All students are invited to become members. Students in science-related programs are especially encouraged to participate.

Forensic Science Club: The Forensic Science Club strives to provide unity within the Forensic Sciences program at Stevenson by giving both graduate and undergraduate students in the program, as well as the faculty members, a chance to interact and participate in various campus events as a group. The club also fundraises to host networking sessions with various external forensic science organizations.

International Club: The International Club promotes awareness, embraces and supports diverse cultures and religions through a variety of educational and social programs including, but not limited to, speakers, films, cultural fairs, and dinners. The club is open to all students, faculty and staff.

Justice Society: The Justice Society meets periodically to plan activities that enhance interest in, and knowledge of, the paralegal profession. The club schedules speakers who are experts in various fields of law and also plans educational field trips.

People for Animal Wellness Society (PAWS): The mission of PAWS is to educate Stevenson University students, faculty, and staff about the ethical treatment of animals and responsible pet ownership through various educational workshops, community service, and social events. The club works closely with the Maryland SPCA, as well as many other organizations.

Philosophy Club: The Philosophy Club, which is open to all students, provides an outlet for discussions based on contemporary and classical ethical and philosophical issues.

Phi Beta Lambda: A national business society that serves as the collegiate level of Future Business Leaders of America, Phi Beta Lambda strives to instill the values and ethics required for responsible business practice.

Progressive Club: The Progressive Club exists to create a campus dialogue about political and social issues through progressive and liberal thinking. The organization will promote open dialogue to work towards solving social problems on a local and global level.

The Q Group: The Q Group was formed to promote acceptance and support for the gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, queer, ally, etc. students on campus. The group strives to educate the students at Stevenson University about the GLBTQA community and to encourage a sex-positive environment on the SU campus. The group offers fun events/activities embracing the GLBTQA students on campus.

Reformed University Fellowship (RUF): RUF is an evangelical and reformed Christian fellowship that is sponsored by the Presbyterian Church of America. The goal of the group is to challenge today's university students to think seriously about the world around them from a distinctly biblical and historically Christian perspective.

RN to BS Nursing Club: The RN to BS Nursing Student Club provides an environment of support for registered nurses (RNs) returning for their Bachelor of Science (BS) degree. The group provides a forum to discuss current issues and concerns in an informal setting. This group endeavors to create opportunities for RNs to become involved in university activities, to develop mentor relationships, and to encourage and support RNs in their academic and professional efforts.

Speed Illusionz Car Club: This group brings students, staff, and others together to express and share their love for the automotive industry with car shows, rallies, auto crossing (racing through a coned course in a parking lot), meet and drives, and nights at the drag strip. The only qualification is to like cars, trucks, or bikes to become a member.

Wilderness and Ecology Club: The Wilderness and Ecology Club provides students with opportunities to participate in outdoor activities such as camping, hiking, and the like. In addition, students will also help preserve and restore both the local and global environments.

Women Against Exploitation and Inequality (WAEI): Women Against Exploitation and Inequality promotes awareness of the inequality and exploitation of women in society in order to influence change both individually and socially. This organization focuses on women's issues in order to promote social change for both men and women. WAEI is open to anyone who would like to see a change in the social structure of society.