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. 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, fund raising, 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.

Allies: Allies exists to peacefully combat homophobia and inequality by sponsoring educational and social programs for gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender students and their allies. All students, faculty, and staff are welcome to join.

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 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, etc. Students interested in information technology are welcome to participate.

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.

Billiard Club: The Stevenson University Billiard Club is a social club that is centered around the game of billiards. The club sponsors and competes in competitions and provides lessons on the various games associated with billiards.

Black Student Union: 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 club is open to all students.

Business Club: The Business Club provides Business Systems majors and students studying other business-related fields with the opportunity to interact not only with their fellow students with business interests but also with professionals in the field. It provides advice to help each student achieve employment and enables students to interrelate classroom experience with the work place.

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.

Chess Club: The purpose of the Chess Club is to unite students, faculty, and staff who are interested in the game of chess. The club provides opportunities for competition as well as instruction and coaching in chess.

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.

College Students Against Poverty: College Students Against Poverty is an organization dedicated to helping people struck by poverty in local and national communities as well as supporting awareness of this increasingly important topic. Club members focus on aiding homeless residents in Baltimore City by not only providing food and shelter, but also life lessons such as interview skills that will lead them to a better life.

Delta Sigma Theta Citywide Sorority: The Mu Mu Citywide Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta encompasses predominantly African American college women from Towson University, UMBC, 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.

Extreme Acts: Extreme Acts is a Christian club that gathers in small groups for discussions each week. Members pray with each other, discuss the Bible, and learn from each other. Group meetings are held at times that accommodate members' schedules. All students are invited to join.

Film and Video Club: The Film and Video Club exists to give students and faculty members information about events on campus. The club allows students with an interest in film and video to learn more about videography and to contribute to the college community by providing visual aid.

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.

Green Shirts: Green Shirts play an integral role in our orientation programs and assist with Baccalaureate and Commencement activities. They are selected for their dedication to Stevenson University and teamwork skills.

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 the Giving Tree Project, and supplying needy children with Christmas gifts. 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, 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.

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.

Mustang Crew: Mustang Crew is the University's volunteer student ambassador organization. Mustang Crew members (MCs) help prospective students and their families to get to know Stevenson by giving campus tours, assisting at Open House programs and information sessions, and offering support at various other Admissions events. Applications for Mustang Crew are available from Admissions at the beginning of each semester.

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, to meet and plan activities with students from area chapters in Maryland and to enjoy the support and camaraderie of other students in the nursing ?eld. 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.

People for Animal Wellness Society (PAWS): The mission of the Animal Awareness Club 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.

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.

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 (e.g. depression), coordinates volunteer activities in the community, and hosts social activities to increase camaraderie.

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.

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.

Service Corps: The Stevenson 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, completing 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.

Special Olympics: Partners with Special Olympics train athletes with mental retardation and physical disabilities to compete in team sports. Athletes are taught proper technique, rules and regulations, and the meaning of teamwork.

Speed Illusionz Car Club: This group brings students, staff, and others together to express and share their love for the automotive industry. The club brings students, staff and friends together 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 quali?cation is to like cars, trucks, or bikes to become a member.

Ultimate Frisbee Organization: The Ultimate Frisbee Organization provides a non-competitive athletic outlet for people interested in frisbee. The organization promotes community on campus by providing a friendly recreational activity open to all students, faculty, and staff. Anyone interested in learning and playing Ultimate Frisbee is welcome to join.

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.