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 begin 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.
Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated (AKA): AKA is an international service organization that was founded on the campus of Howard University in Washington, D.C. in 1908. It is the oldest Greek-lettered organization established by African-American, college-educated women. Stevenson University’s undergraduate chapter of AKA, Tau Theta, was chartered on April 3, 2011. Its members are distinguished young women who boast excellent academic records, proven leadership skills, and are involved in the community through advocacy and service.
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 (Special Interest Club): 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 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 (CRU): 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.
Catholic Campus Ministries (CCM): Catholic Campus Ministries offers Catholic students opportunities to gather together for spiritual, social, and service events. Students of any faith are always welcome. Communion services are offered every week on campus, and this group offers students an opportunity to go to off-campus services on Sundays.
Criminal Justice Student Association (CJSA): 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.
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 PR through real-life applications. Members can also gain new skills that may potentially catapult them to success in a public relations career.
English Club: The English Club is for anyone with an interest in reading, writing, and literature. The Club holds book discussions, attends plays, watches literary films, organizes parties and other social events such as our annual Halloween Party, provides career information for the English field, collaborates on poetry and fiction readings with Spectrum and Proseworks, and so much more. The goal is for people who share a common passion for English to come together and have fun.
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.
Fashion Apparel & Design (F.A.D.): The Fashion Club is a student organization that provides Stevenson University students with opportunities to be involved in fashion-driven and fashion-related activities. The club appeals to students at Stevenson University studying in various areas such as fashion merchandising, fashion design, business, business communication, photography, and art. The activities in the Fashion Club will expand students’ knowledge by helping students understand the fashion retail business through activities, workshops, field trips, charities and events.
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.
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 hear from speakers, such as admissions officers from graduate programs in counseling and social work, and representatives from non-profit organizations like Catholic Charities. Social gatherings include parties as well as recreational field trips.
International Student Association (ISA): 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.
Legal Society: The Legal 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: 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.
Muslim Student Association: The Muslim Student Association seeks to promote tolerance and respect towards the religion of Islam while also seeking to familiarize the Stevenson community with the Islamic culture and thought by sharing the spirit of Islam with Muslims and non-Muslims
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.
Organization for Latin American Students (OLAS): OLAS was created to serve as a support group for Latin American students where they can embrace and celebrate their culture. The mission of the group is also to educate and inform the Stevenson community about the Latin American culture through educational and social programs as well as to make contributions to the greater Latin American community throughout the Baltimore area through partnerships with organizations.
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.
Phi Beta Lambda (PBL): 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.
Photography Club: The Photography Club involves teaching, sharing, and learning about all things related to photography.
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.
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. RHA also serves as a way 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.
Sigma Alpha Pi: The Society of Leadership and Success, Sigma Alpha Pi, is dedicated to creating lasting positive changes in people's lives. The Society is an organization that helps people discover and achieve their goals. Membership in the Society offers life-changing lectures from the nation’s leading presenters and a community where like-minded success-oriented individuals come together and help one another succeed. The Society also serves as a powerful force of good in the greater community by encouraging and organizing action to better the world.
Sounds of Stevenson (S.O.S.) Glee Club: The S.O.S Glee Club’s purpose is to sing and entertain the community with popular, contemporary music. The club gives the opportunity for students to express themselves artistically and musically. It enhances and perfects many skills such as vocal technique and preforming skills. One can gain not just musical talent but personal expression and confidence. The club bonds over music and a family is quickly formed.
Stevenson Speaks: This organization aims to give students an opportunity and venue to share performance-based poetry with the student population and surrounding area. Stevenson Speaks gives students a chance to express themselves in a positive manner while also providing a way to learn from each other how to better craft and perform their poetry.
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.
Student Athletic Advisory Council (SAAC): The mission of the National Collegiate Athletic Association Student-Athlete Advisory Committee is to enhance the total student-athlete experience by promoting opportunity, protecting student-athlete welfare, and fostering a positive student-athlete image.
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.
Teachers of Tomorrow (TOT): The purpose of Teachers of Tomorrow 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 TOT.
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.
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.