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 becomes 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. The organization also encourages students to seek help as soon as needed and to meet with counselors in the Wellness Center at Stevenson University.

Alpha Chi: Alpha Chi Honor Society is a multi-disciplinary honor society whose members come from all areas of study at Stevenson University. Its mission is to promote scholarship and civic engagement through programs and activities on campus and in the community.

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.

Alpha Phi Sigma: Alpha Phi Sigma organization is a criminal justice honor society that provides students with opportunities to experience an international network of criminal justice professionals and students. This organization is a certified member of The Association of College Honor Societies and affiliated with The Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences.

American Chemical Society (ACS): The American Chemical Society helps its members' network, explore chemistry career options, and learn about science by participating in local and national American Chemical Society events. The society organizes chapter events, including research seminars, social events, community service, and more.

American Marketing Association (AMA): The American Marketing Association is a professional association for individuals and organizations leading the practice and development of marketing knowledge worldwide. The AMA's principal role is to serve as a forum for like-minded individuals and foster knowledge sharing, provide resources, tools, training, best marketing practices, and thought leadership around the globe.

American Medical Student Association (AMSA): The goal of the American Medical Student Association (AMSA) is to provide fellowship and support for those who want to pursue careers in the medical field, and to provide each other with encouragement and necessary tools to become successful beyond measure. AMSA will provide volunteer opportunities, MCAT prep, shadowing opportunities, and medical school prep workshops.

Anime Club: The Anime Club promotes involvement with students in the Stevenson community who are interested in anime, and Japanese culture. The club promotes skills such as graphic design, technological skills, and artistic skills as they relate to Japanese culture.

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.

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

Commuter Student Association (CSA): The Commuter Student Association represents the interests and needs of the commuting students attending Stevenson University. Through programming events and activities, and representing commuters in their dealings with the University, it is the goal of CSA to help the commuting student remain an integral part of the campus community.

Criminal Justice Student Association (CJSA): The Criminal Justice Student Association is an organization 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.

CRU (Campus Crusade for Christ): CRU 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.

Debate Club: The Debate Club helps Stevenson students construct arguments around a series of topics. It helps students develop leadership, communication, and public speaking skills.

Dodgeball: The Dodgeball Club provides students with the opportunity to experience fun and community sportsmanship through the game of Dodgeball while creating positive Dodgeball awareness.

Dynamic PR: The Dynamic PR 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 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 the 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 an 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 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.

History Club: The purpose of this organization is to educate the general public about the value of history and how it has shaped and continues to shape our culture, beliefs, and political structure in today’s society. It is the goal of this club to further educate those who are already interested in history and to help them gain an educational perspective in the field of history.

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 are able to 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 have included parties and recreational field trips.

International Student Association (ISA): The International Club promotes awareness of 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 Association (JSA): The Jewish Student Association (JSA) is an association to bring cultural awareness and address issues that affect the Jewish community. It instills Jewish pride and a sense of identity for Jewish students while sharing Jewish traditions.

Legal Society: The goals of the Legal Society are to provide and encourage an environment that accommodates learning, using, and applying the law in our country. We achieve this through various activities like Law and Constitution day, trips to the state and federal centers of government, comprehensive mentoring and class advice, and networking between professionals and students through a speaker series and various activities conducted throughout the year.

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 and Habitat for Humanity 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. They also want to introduce the community to and familiarize them 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 and to make contributions to the greater Latin American community throughout the Baltimore area through partnerships with organizations.

Paintball Club: The Paintball Club will promote the extreme sport of paintball in the Stevenson community. This club will provide students with the opportunity to experience playing paintball and to teach the community about paintball.

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.

Professional Association for Design (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 Adobe Crash Course Workshop, trips off-campus to professional design events and service projects, portfolio peer reviews, and more.

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 campus. The group plans to educate students about the GBLTQA community and encourages a sex-positive environment on the SU campus. The group offers events and activities embracing the GBLTQA students on campus.

REAL Peer Educators: REAL (Responsible Education Awareness Leaders) Peer Educators are certified students through BACCHUS Network to educate their peers on ways to increase their physical, personal, social, intellectual, and spiritual health in order to get the most out of their experience as a student at Stevenson University.

Relay for Life: Relay for Life offers everyone an opportunity to participate in the fight against cancer. Teams of people camp out and take turns walking or running around a track, fundraising money for the lifesaving mission of the American Cancer Society. American Cancer Society Colleges Against Cancer is a nationwide collaboration of college students, faculty, and staff dedicated to eliminating cancer by initiating and supporting programs of the American Cancer Society in college communities such as Relay for Life.

Residence Hall Association (RHA): The goal of the RHA is to provide and create a constructive and rewarding educational/social environment for the residents. RHA thrives to accomplish this purpose by coordinating, supporting, and initiating individual hall councils and collective efforts in the areas of instilling integrity, achieving excellence, fostering learning, and promoting a sense of community.

Sigma Alpha Pi (SAP): 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 (SOS) Glee Club: The SOS Glee Club’s purpose is to sing and entertain the community with popular, contemporary music. The club gives students the opportunity to express themselves artistically and musically. Students enhance and perfect many skills such as vocal technique and performing skills. Students can gain not just musical talent but personal expression and confidence. The club bonds over music and a family is quickly formed.

Stangs for Social Justice: The purpose of this organization is to provide information to the Stevenson Community about current matters in today’s society that affect individuals locally and globally. The organization promotes compassion for human kind, celebrates diversity, and encourages involvement in social justice issues.

Stevenson University Cycling Club: SU Cycling club exists to safely promote the fun and healthy sport of cycling through events such as rides, training, organized races, workshops, service projects, and cause-oriented charitable fundraisers. The club supports cycling through three tiers of road bike riding and racing, mountain bike riding and racing, and group rides.

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.

Student Government Association (SGA): The mission of the Student Government Association is to improve the quality of students' academic, professional, social, and personal development while at Stevenson University; to serve as the democratic voice on campus and as a liaison between the student body and the faculty, staff, and administration; to advocate for the incorporation of student views and opinions in the formulation of policies and procedures governing Stevenson University; and to provide a forum for the exchange and development of ideas in various areas of student concerns.

Student United Way (Service Corps): Student United Way is a team of dedicated students committed to serving the community while exploring issues related to society and self. Student United Way has three goals: to have fun and build a solid team experience for all 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 members, and social issues. Members meet on four Saturdays during the semester and complete 20 hours of community service.

Student Veterans Club: The purpose of this club is to provide an on-campus platform for veteran students with opportunities to connect with other veterans on campus. Members will serve as peer ambassadors for incoming veteran students, and will establish and maintain a network of educational, professional, and social support.

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.

Upsilon Pi Epsilon: The Stevenson University Chapter of Upsilon Pi Epsilon Association, an Honor society in computing and information disciplines. The objective of this chapter is the promotion of high scholarship and original investigation in the various fields of the computing and information disciplines.

Video Games Club: The mission of the Video Game Club is to provide a judgment free zone where students can discuss, play, and learn about video games. The club also seeks to combat negative stereotypes of gaming and inform students about the impacts of gaming on society.

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