Student 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 are recognized by the SGA. If a club goes inactive, students can meet with the Student Activities Office and go through the process of reactivating the organization.

Accounting Association: The Accounting Association provides accounting students with the opportunity to interact with fellow accounting students and with professional accountants. This club 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.

American Chemistry Society: The purpose of the American Chemistry Society is to network and explore chemistry career options, discover science by attending and participating in national and local American Chemistry Society events, and organize chapter events like research seminars, social events, community service, and more.

Anime: The Anime Club exists to provide a place for members of the University community to explore the Japanese culture through its customs and various forms of media in an objective environment. The organization also exists to instill an appreciation for the Japanese art and communication known as anime. Through meetings, movies, and other social gatherings, the club looks at the influence Japanese culture has had on its own art as well as the influence on American art. All interested students are welcome to join.

Association for Childhood Education International (ACEI): The purpose of this international professional organization is to promote the inherent rights, education, and well-being of all children, in home, school, and community; to work for desirable conditions, programs, and practices for children from infancy through early adolescence; to raise the standard of preparation for all those actively involved with the care and development of children; and to encourage continuous professional growth of educators. Membership in the Stevenson branch is open to any person affiliated with Stevenson University whose interests are in harmony with the purposes of ACEI.

Association of International Graphic Artists (AIGA): AIGA is a national professional association for designers. The Stevenson University AIGA Student Group, associated with the AIGA Baltimore Chapter, provides opportunities for serious art and design students to meet other students in the major, network with design professionals, and learn more about design technologies through club-sponsored workshops. Major activities include fundraising for students who cannot afford to buy art supplies for school and attending AIGA professional events around Baltimore.

Best Buddies: Best Buddies strives to enhance the lives of people with intellectual disabilities by providing opportunities for one-to-one friendships and integrated employment. Membership is open to all students.

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 fellowship. The club also sponsors outreach and service projects.

Campus Faith: Campus Faith is a local Stevenson organization formed to provide students with a place to connect in a positive atmosphere and escape the stress and pressure of everyday college life. Campus Faith seeks out students that have little to no church connection and offer them a relaxed atmosphere around Christian students.

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.

Cool Kids Club: The Cool Kids Club is a Stevenson University club affiliated with the national Cool Kids Campaign, which helps families with kids who have cancer. The club holds fundraisers to help raise money in support of cancer research.

Cosplay Club: The Cosplay Club is about creating costumes from popular media and using them to explore Japanese and various other cultures. Their mission is to have fun and enjoy learning the basics of sewing and crafting needed to create these costumes.

Delta Sigma Theta Citywide Sorority: The Mu Mu Citywide Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta encompasses predominantly African American college women from Towson University, University of Maryland Baltimore County, University of Baltimore, and Stevenson University. The sorority is a nonprofit organization based on five basic thrusts, which are economic development, educational development, international awareness and involvement, physical and mental health, and political awareness and involvement.

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.

The Firm: The Firm is a public relations club designed to provide students with an interest in public relations an opportunity to learn more about the developing field and use real-life applications to gain better understanding and attain new skills that can potentially catapult them to success in a public relations career.

Forensic Science Club: The Forensic Science Club strives to provide unity within the forensic science 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.

Game Club: The Game Club exists to provide a fun, interactive environment where students can learn strategic thinking, teamwork, and communication skills through various types of games, including board games, card games, video games, and role-playing games. Several times a year the Game Club hosts gaming tournaments for the SU student body.

Human Services Club: The Human Services Club parallels strongly with the major. It sponsors charitable, educational, and social activities. Students conduct service projects that benefit needy families, such as donating Christmas gifts to needy children through the Giving Tree Project. The club also invites speakers, such as admissions officers from graduate programs in counseling and social work, and representatives from nonprofit organizations like Catholic Charities. Social gatherings have included parties as well as recreational field trips.

International Club: The International Club promotes awareness and 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.

Mission: I'm Home (MIH): Mission: I'm Home is an organization focused on rehabilitating damaged or destroyed houses enabling displaced families to return home. MIH organizes annual alternative spring break trips to New Orleans, Louisiana, where they partner with the St. Bernard Project in an effort to restore residential areas devastated by Hurricane Katrina.

Mustang Activities and Programming Board (MAP): MAP is a programming board that is responsible for bringing free entertainment to campus, including musicians, comedians, speakers, and novelties. This group works with outside entertainment agents to book touring acts for Stevenson's campuses, including a monthly movie series. All students are welcome to join MAP.

National Student Nurses Association (NSNA): The Stevenson University chapter of the NSNA is a professional club that focuses on issues of interest to students preparing to join the nursing profession. As members of this national organization, students have the opportunity to network with nursing professionals, meet and plan activities with students from area chapters in Maryland, and enjoy the support and camaraderie of other students in the nursing field. NSNA members are involved in education and service activities locally. Activities include co-sponsorship of a day long professional conference, social events, and a blood drive. The NSNA is also involved in a variety of fundraising projects to support the many activities they participate in during the year.

Patriots Club: The Patriots Club is a group created to unite the campus and community in supporting our troops and emergency relief personnel during wartime and peacetime, regardless of political or religious beliefs. Their motto is to never forget those who selflessly endanger themselves for our country and community.

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.

Phi Sigma Sigma Sorority: Stevenson's chapter of this national and international sorority endeavors to promote friendships and cooperation among college women of all races and creeds, to provide service, to raise the standard of university ideals, and to promote philanthropic efforts. Members sponsor social events and fundraisers and participate in activities with other area chapters.

Psychology Club: The Psychology Club gathers to discuss issues related to the field of psychology, such as applying to graduate school, research possibilities, and careers in psychology. The club co-sponsors health awareness events, coordinates volunteer activities in the community, and hosts social activities to increase camaraderie.

The Q Group: The purpose of The Q Group is to promote acceptance and support for the gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, queer, ally, and other students on the campus. The group plans to educate students about the GLBTQA community and encourage a sex-positive environment on the SU campus. The group intends on offering events and 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.

Residence Hall Association (RHA): RHA focuses on the interests of resident students by providing opportunities for residents to gather and meet new people across a residential campus. They are also the source for residents to express their concerns about their residence life experience in addition to planning monthly events.

Service Corps: The Service Corps is a team of dedicated students committed to serving the community while exploring issues related to society and self. The Service Corps has three goals: to have fun and build a solid team experience for all corps members; to create a dynamic atmosphere for learning in which critical thinking and leadership skills are enhanced; and to meet community needs while learning about self, other corps members, and social issues. Corps members meet on four Saturdays during the semester and complete 20 hours of community service.

Society of Math and Science: As the premier science and math club at Stevenson, their goal is to develop leaders for the 21st century by promoting research, education, and the practices required for success in the fields of science and math. The club provides members the most comprehensive resources available to prepare themselves for a lifetime of learning and for successful careers in their chosen fields. The club also provides invaluable resources for those members seeking entrance to institutions of higher learning. Through active community involvement, this group intends to instill in its members qualities of leadership and dedication. At the same time, it shall serve as an important source of information for the University community in the areas of math, science, health and technology. Although this club is geared toward science and math majors, all interested students are welcome.

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.

Students Helping Students: Students Helping Students is an academic nursing tutoring organization formed to promote academic and clinical skills for nursing students. Upperclass nursing majors serve as tutors for underclass students to provide students with the opportunity to experience both academic and clinical nursing help. Students Helping Students also engages in community outreach to teach the community the importance of health awareness.

Wilderness and Ecology Club: The Wilderness and Ecology Club sponsors outdoor activities such as camping and hiking. In addition, students will also help preserve and restore both the local and global environments.

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