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Student Clubs and Organizations

Students may organize and join associations to promote their common interests, goals, and missions as long as they are compatible with the mission of WAU. University-recognized organizations shall have no regional or national affiliations outside the Seventh-day Adventist education system. The only exception is nationally recognized academic and honor societies. Student organizations must have University recognition in order to function as an official student organization of WAU. See the current edition of the Student Leader/Sponsor Handbook for detailed information and regulations concerning student organizations and activities. Membership in campus clubs and organizations is open to all WAU students.

CLUBS

Editors of SA publications are appointed by the Publications Committee, which comprises SA officers’ representatives from the student senate, and faculty/staff sponsors of SA publications. Prospective publication editors must meet the submission requirements of the Publications Committee each spring in order to be appointed for the following academic year. The requirements include, but are not limited to, submittals of petitions, proposals, and a portfolio.

STUDENT CLUBS AND ORGANIZATIONS

Students may organize and join associations to promote their common interests, goals, and missions as long as they are compatible with WAU’s mission. University-recognized organizations shall have no regional or national affiliations outside the Seventh-day Adventist education system. The only exceptions are nationally recognized academic and honor societies. Student organizations must have University recognition in order to function as an official student organization of WAU. Contact Student Life (WH 428) for detailed information and regulations concerning student organizations and activities. Membership in campus clubs and organizations is open to all WAU students. Call the number listed below for more information about the club(s) or organization(s) of your choice.

  • ACM (Computer Club), 301-891-4104
  • Acro-Airs Gymnastics, 301-891-4186
  • African Student Union, 301-891-4006
  • Alpha Chi, Junior/Senior Honor Society 301-891-4106
  • Alpha Kappa Mu, Computer Science Honor Society, 301-891-4172
  • Amnesty International 301-891-0110
  • Black Student Union, 301-891-0110
  • Brass Ensemble, Department of Music, 301-891-4025
  • Campus Ministries, 301-891-4112
  • Caribbean Student Union, 301-891-4045
  • Columbia Collegiate Chorale, Department of Music, 301-891-4025
  • Education Club, 301-891-4464
  • Enactus, 301-891-4034
  • Filipino Student Union, 301-891-4096
  • Latino Student Union, 301-891-4110
  • Men’s Residence Club, 301-891-4043
  • Montage, Department of English, 301-891-4065
  • Music Teachers’ National Association, 301-891-4025
  • Nursing Student Association, Department of Nursing, 301-891-4144
  • Phi Alpha Theta, History Honor Society, 301-891-4137
  • Phi Eta Sigma, Freshmen Honor Society, 301-891-4106
  • Pre-Law Club, Center for Law & Public Policy, 301-891-4061
  • Pre-Medical/Pre-Professional, 301-891-4465 Brother for Brothers
  • ProMusica, Department of Music, 301-891-4025
  • Psi Chi, Psychology Honor Society, 301-891-4065
  • Shock Athletics, Department of Athletics, 301-891-4195
  • Sigma Beta Delta Business Honor Society, 301-891-4501
  • Sigma Tau Delta, English Honor Society, 301-891-4065
  • Student Association, 301-891-4100
  • Student Ministerial Association, Department of Religion, 301-89I-4036
  • Washington Concert Winds, Department of Music, 301-891-4025
  • Women’s Residence Club, Theta Alpha Beta, 301-891-4174

Benefits of University Recognition

The following list outlines some of the benefits of institutional recognition. Clubs and organizations may:

  • Schedule and use University facilities Request funds from the University
  • Establish dues and sponsor fundraising projects
  • Use the University’s name or initials as part of the organization’s name
  • Invite speakers to the campus
  • Qualify for awards and honors given to University organizations
  • Use the University postal system for club business
  • Use University vehicles for transportation
  • Advertise in University publications

STUDENT LEADERSHIP

Student leadership positions offer valuable experience, but they can also be time-consuming.

To run for, hold, or be appointed to a student office, students are required to (serve in a major leadership position):

  • Have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.25 during election and term of office.
  • Be enrolled in a minimum of twelve hours of University credit per semester. Be free from any disciplinary action, including citizenship probation.
  • Hold only one major office during a Major offices include: class president, elected student association offices, editor of the Columbia Journal, Line-Up or Golden Memories.
  • Be cleared for eligibility to run for office by the Student Life Committee and/or Vice President for Student Life.

STUDENT SENATE

The Student Senate is the policymaking body of the SA. It is chaired by the executive vice president of the SA and made up of senators elected annually in the fall semester. In order to hold a position on the student senate, a 2.25 GPA must be maintained during nominations, election, and term. SGPS students must be taking nine hours. There are four senators from each constituency (Halcyon Hall, Morrison Hall, commuter students), and here are four senators at large. The senate meets at least twice a month during the fall and spring semesters. All students are invited to attend. For more information about SA, senate, SA social activities or SA spiritual activities, contact the Student Association office, WH 108, ext. 4100.