Student Clubs and Organizations

4Clubs 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 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 American Chemistry Society helps its members network, explore chemistry career options, and learn about science by participating in local and national American Chemistry Society events. The society organizes chapter events, including 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 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 a positive atmosphere where students can connect 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.

Catholic Campus Ministries (CCM): CCM offers Catholic students opportunities to gather together for spiritual, social, and service events. Students of any tradition are always welcome. Communion services are offered every week on campus, and this group offers students an opportunity to go off campus to services on Sundays.

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 members of the Cosplay Club creates and uses costumes from popular media to explore Japanese and various other cultures. Their mission is to have fun and learn the basics of sewing and crafting that are needed to create these costumes.

Criminal Justice Student Association: The Criminal Justice Student Association is an organization formed for students planning to work with the law, corrections, or courts. The group hosts events, study time, public speakers, and small group discussions centered on criminal justice as a major and as a career.

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.

Dynamic PR: The Dynamic Club is a public relations club designed to give students interested in this developing field the opportunity to gain a better understanding of it through real-life applications. Members can also gain new skills that can potentially catapult them to success in a public relations career.

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.

Equestrian Club: The purpose of the Equestrian Club is to expose students to equestrian activities, such as horseback riding and horse care, and to educate and teach others about horses and equestrian activities.  Members of the club ride at local stables, mentor and teach others about horses, and work on educating others about issues affecting the horse industry. Members also attend equestrian clinics and seminars to expand their knowledge. 

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 members will also be able to hear from 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.

Jewish Student Union: The JSU is built upon the Hebrew words Tikun Haolam, which means to help improve the world. The purpose of this group is to connect Jewish students with one another and to the rest of the student body through campus wide events and through collaborative projects with other campus organizations. The group is involved in community outreach and projects through Jewish Family Services and other community service agencies. Although this organization is focused on Jewish interests, they are committed to diversity and serving the general community as a whole.

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 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 offers events and activities embracing the GLBTQA students on campus.

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.

Stevenson University Sovereign Stangs (Step Team): The purpose of this organization is to bring together students who have a common interest in the art of step. These students practice sets of step routine which they perform at university and community events. Group leaders work together to create step routines and collaborate with other group leaders on performances at their events.

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.

SU Social: The purpose of this organization is to bring the diverse SU community together in order to raise common awareness about health issues on and off campus by holding fun, social, and festive events in a safe environment. Students work in cooperation with Wellness Wednesday events and the Wellness Center to promote their themes of the month. For each event, the group donates a percentage of the social event earnings to an organization pertaining to a wellness theme.

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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