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Student Clubs & Organizations

At Reinhardt University, it’s really easy to discover and get involved in programs that you will love. To find a club or organization that suits you, check out the University Event Calendar, The Eagle Eye (student newspaper), and campus bulletin boards around campus for notices. You can even contact specific groups directly! If you can’t find what you’re looking for, or maybe you have a great idea for a new club, you can leave your mark on Reinhardt by creating your own!

Student organizations and activities are an integral part of the total educational program at Reinhardt University. The Office of Student Activities supports the mission-driven work of student organizations and seeks to equip student leaders and student organization advisors with vital skills and resources in order to make their organizations more effective, inclusive, impactful and sustainable.

See current student clubs and organizations below! Contact the faculty/staff advisor listed for the organization if you have any questions.

Organization

Advisor

Description

Academic

Allied Health Club

Dr. Danielle Satre
das@reinhardt.edu

Reinhardt University Allied Health Club (RUAHC) is an organization for any Biology majors who are interested in pursuing a career in the medical, nursing, dental, physical therapy, and pharmaceutical fields. RUAHC contributes to the education of those students interested in the health care industry, to prepare them to one day be a provider of the highest quality healthcare.

Communications Club

Dr. Pamela Wilson
psw@reinhardt.edu

The purpose of the Communication Club is to promote awareness of the Reinhardt University Communication department and to provide a much needed venue to promote intelligent discourse about issues matter that communication majors (cultural studies, anthropology and other issues welcomed as well). The Communication Club is a social and educational group for Communication majors and those interested in fields within communication. Their mission is to expose Communication undergraduates to the professional, academic, and social aspects of the Communication field through networking opportunities, guest speakers, workshops, volunteer work, etc. The Communication Club is a valuable resource for students at the university. It provides students with the opportunity to learn more about the various careers within the Communication field. The club works to increase the cohesion between the students and the department. Since the field of Communications is so vast, the club is dedicated to helping students explore the many career paths through outreach programs such as trips to various companies and guest speakers.

Pre-Dental Society

Dr. Danielle Satre
das@reinhardt.edu

The mission of the Pre-Dental Society is to prepare interested Reinhardt University students for a career in dentistry. While continuously promoting fellowship between students, we strive to inform them on various aspects of the application process, opportunities in the field of dentistry, as well as services to the community.

Social and Behavior Science Club

Dr. Katrina Smith
mks@reinhardt.edu

 

The mission of the Social and Behavior Science Club is to advance the sciences of sociology and psychology at Reinhardt University. SBS affords those who are interested in the behavior sciences with the opportunity to enhance their understanding and appreciation of the disciplines within those fields of study. Membership is based upon an enthusiasm for psychology, sociology, or other related fields of science.

Art

An Excuse to Laugh

Billy Jones
brj@reinhardt.edu 

RU IMPROV Troupe, "An Excuse to Laugh" has earned the title of the funniest college improv troupe in the Waleska area. RU IMPROV makes you laugh 'till you hurt. This enthusiastic, hilarious group of students is known for their quick wit and fun-filled on-the-spot games

Anime Club

Amy McGee
amm@reinhardt.edu

The purpose of our club is to give fans of anime and manga a place to meet, hang out, discuss, and enjoy anime together. Anime Club gives its members an opportunity for entertainment every week and the chance to make new friends who have common interests at Reinhardt University.

Awareness

RU - CARES

Caring for Animal Rights and Environmental Sustainability

Melissa Abott
mha@reinhardt.edu

 

RU - C.A.R.E.S promotes the protection of all animals. Through education and advocacy, we work to defend animals from cruelty and exploitation, to reduce animal suffering, and to encourage compassion for all living beings. Join us and help be a voice for the voiceless!

C.A.R.E.S.

(Compassion, Advocacy, Respect & Education)

 

Student peer Counselors and Peer Educators

Cheryl Brown
CLB2@reinhardt.edu

C.A.R.E. is a student­led organization of Reinhardt University. These students work together to provide peer counseling and prevention education across the campus community. Peer counseling services are free and confidential to all students, and all CARE members are extensively trained to cover a broad spectrum of topics, ranging anywhere from stress to suicidal thoughts. We are not professional counselors so we provide an empathetic ear and are trained to help our peers develop solutions to their own problems. We also make extensive referrals to professional individuals and agencies for needs that require specialized care. C.A.R.E. members may also be peer prevention educators, which means they promote education and awareness about topics such as sexual violence, dating violence, alcohol use, and mental health. This is done through workshops, programs, social media and collaborating with other student groups on campus.

SEAD (Strategic Education for Students with Autism Spectrum Disorders)

Derek Strucktemeyer
DLS1@reinhardt.edu

By participating in the SEAD program, students will have a more smooth transition into the college atmosphere, an increased awareness of strategies and skills for application in the social college atmosphere, and be able to make connections with other students and the staff at Reinhardt University, to maintain support throughout their entire college experience.

Club Sports

Bass Anglers

Dr. Donald Wilson
ddw@reinhardt.edu 

Our purpose as a club is to promote the sport of bass fishing and to provide an opportunity for all students to participate in competitive bass fishing at a collegiate level. Being a part of the RU’s Bass Anglers will allow members to compete against club teams at other colleges and universities in a sport that we all love. We realize that our generation is responsible for the preservation and growth of competitive bass angling and therefore make it our goal to represent our sport, our sponsors, and our university with class and enthusiasm.

Disc Golf Club

Jordan Turner
jet@reinhardt.edu

The Reinhardt University Disc Golf Club provides students with resources to access this very enjoyable sport. With a free 9-hole course on campus, disc golf is engaging, inexpensive and now more accessible to the RU community. Disc golf is the perfect activity to get you outdoors, and enjoying the sunshine with you friends.

Fishing and Cold Water Conservation Club

Stephanie Marchant
sbm1@reinhardt.edu

We are a fly fishing club organized through Trout Unlimited's 5 Rivers College Outreach Program. We are not just a fly fishing club - we promote the conservation of local cold-water fisheries, which are some of the finest in the state of Georgia. This organization works with Trout Unlimited, a national cold-water habitat conservation organization, in conservation projects such as local stream cleanups. We also promote the sport of fly fishing to students who are either interested in trying out the sport or are already seasoned fly fishermen. Students will learn to tie flies, learn how to cast, and fly fish for trout and other species of fish.

Wingspan Ultimate Frisbee Club

Eric Booth
ewb@reinhardt.edu

This club allows Reinhardt University students to participate in one of America's fastest growing sports. Ultimate combines aspects of soccer, basketball and football. The Reinhardt Ultimate Frisbee club is co-ed and is open to anyone interested, regardless of experience. Ultimate is a fun, competitive, and fast-paced sport. So come out and play!

Fraternity and Sorority Life 

Kappa Sigma Fraternity

TBA

Kappa Sigma Fraternity is a unique experience. Founded at the University of Virginia on December 10, 1869, we pride ourselves upon our tight-knit brotherhood and diversity. We are comprised of individuals that originate from every background one can imagine, and perfectly mesh together to make the perfect band of brothers. Members of Kappa Sigma hold the Fraternity's four pillars―fellowship, leadership, scholarship and service―as cornerstones of their lives.

Tau Kappa Epsilon Fraternity

 

TBA

The Tau Kappa Epsilon Fraternity was established at Illinois Wesleyan University on January 10, 1899. The brothers of this organization pride themselves on advancing character and personal development as a means for each man to be a college graduate and productive citizen. A member of Tau Kappa Epsilon is trustworthy and lives the values enunciated in their Declaration of Principles, helping each member integrate love, charity, and esteem into his daily life. Their mission is to aid men in their mental, moral, and social development for life. Tau Kappa Epsilon creates lifelong relationships that enhance educational, interpersonal, community and professional success.

Zeta Tau Alpha Sorority

TBA

Zeta Tau Alpha was established on October 15th, 1898. Nine young friends at Virginia State Female Normal School formalized their friendship by forming Zeta Tau Alpha, a fraternity that would continue to grow throughout the next century and beyond. Zeta Tau Alpha is the third Largest National Women's Fraternity.  Now, more than 231,000 women have been initiated into the sisterhood of Zeta Tau Alpha.  Our founders, nine young women, envisioned an organization that would perpetuate their ties of friendship.

Honor Societies

Alpha Chi (General)

Dr. Joy Farmer
jaf@reinhardt.edu

Alpha Chi is a coeducational academic honor society founded in 1922 whose purpose has been to promote academic excellence and exemplary character among college students and to honor those who achieve such distinction. Active membership is restricted to the top ten percent of members of the junior and senior classes with provision that a student may qualify for membership at the time of graduation with the baccalaureate degree.

Alpha Kappa Delta (Sociology)

Dr. Donald Gregory
mdg@reinhardt.edu

Alpha Kappa Delta is an International Sociology Honor Society with dedication to promoting, facilitating, and recognizing academic scholarship in the subject of sociology. 

Alpha Psi Omega (Theatre)

Stewart Hawley
jsh@reinhardt.edu

Alpha Psi Omega (APO) is a national honor society for students who demonstrate excellence in theatrical performance, technical theatre, and service.

Beta Beta Beta (Biology)

Dr. Aliya Davenport
aad@reinhardt.edu

Beta Beta Beta (TriBeta) is a society for students, particularly undergraduates, dedicated to improving the understanding and appreciation of biological study and extending boundaries of human knowledge through scientific research.

Kappa Delta Pi (Education)

Lydia Chisholm
lgc@reinhardt.edu

Kappa Delta Pi is a national honor society in education that encourages excellence in scholarship, high character standards, improvement in teacher preparation, and contributions to education. The mission of Kappa Delta Pi (KDP) is to sustain an honored community of diverse educators by promoting excellence and advancing scholarship, leadership, and service.

Kappa Pi (Art)

Brett Mullinix
tbm@reinhardt.edu

Kappa Pi is an International Art Fraternity, with induction based on academic achievement and artistic excellence. Founded in 1911 at the University of Kentucky, Kappa Pi recognizes students for their excellence in academics and artistic ability.

Lambda Pi Eta (Communication)

Dr. Pamela Wilson
psw@reinhardt.edu

Lambda Pi Eta (LPH) is the official communication studies honor society of the National Communication Association (NCA). The membership in Lambda Pi Eta is composed of undergraduate students who have declared an interest in the field of communication and have achieved a high level of academic excellence.  Activities will include a mix of social, academic, and community service. Lambda Pi Eta actively seeks to include all COM students.

Phi Alpha Theta

Dr. Jonathan Good
jdg@reinhardt.edu

Phi Alpha Theta is an international history honor and professional society whose mission is to promote the study of history, superior teaching and research, publication of such research, and the exchange of ideas among all students of history.

Pi Gamma Mu (Psychology)

Dr. Katrina Smith
mks@reinhardt.edu

The mission of Pi Gamma Mu is to encourage and recognize superior scholarship in social science disciplines and to foster cooperation and social service among its members. Pi Gamma Mu serves the various social science disciplines which seek to understand and explain human behavior and social relationships as well as their related problems and issues.

Pi Kappa Lambda (Music)

Dr. N. Mason Conklin
nmc@reinhardt.edu

Pi Kappa Lambda is an academic honor society dedicated to the furtherance of music in education and education in music in colleges and universities. In addition to other institutions of higher learning which offer programs in music instruction in one or more fields; and to recognize and encourage scholarship and musicianship.

Pi Sigma Alpha (Political Science)

Dr. Simon-Peter Gomez
Sg1@reinhardt.edu

Pi Sigma Alpha is the national political science society. It was founded for the purpose of bringing together students and faculty interested in the study of government and politics.

Sigma Beta Delta (Business)

Dr. Laurie Manning
lwm@reinhardt.edu

Sigma Beta Delta is the International Honor Society in Business.  The purpose of Sigma Beta Delta is to encourage and recognize scholarship and achievement among students of all fields of business, as well as, to encourage and promote personal and professional improvement and a life distinguished by honorable service to humankind.

Sigma Tau Delta (English)

Dr. Graham Johnson
gpj@reinhardt.edu

Sigma Tau Delta is the International English Honor Society, an organization that confers distinction for high achievement in English language and literature in undergraduate, graduate, and professional studies.

Leadership

Captains

Julie Kirk
jak1@reinhardt.edu

Reinhardt University Captains are ambassadors for prospective students and their families who visit the campus. The responsibilities that captains have include giving on campus tours and assisting with Junior and Senior Preview Days throughout the year.

Judicial Council

Eric Booth
ewb@reinhardt.edu

The Judicial Council exists as the judicial division of the Student Government Association. The Judicial Council exercises judicial power over those areas of collegiate activity that are the responsibility of students, including the power of sanctioning individuals.

Resident Assistants

Eric Booth
ewb@reinhardt.edu

Resident Assistant (RA) position is one of leadership and service. RAs are full time students who are carefully selected and trained as leaders, role models, and referral providers. RAs are in every building on campus, and they develop a positive rapport with residents in order to create and maintain a friendly community that stimulates a cooperative environment conductive to learning and respect. RAs encourage residents to act with reason, to take responsibility for their actions, and to respect the rights and freedoms of others. RAs assist in the personal development of students, provide programs for community building, and respond to emergencies in their assigned hall. The many experiences gained from the position are invaluable.

Student Activities Council

Walter May
wpm@reinhardt.edu 

The Student Activities Council (SAC) is a combined group of students charged with the task of planning and executing monthly, as well as special events. The SAC purpose is to provide co-curricular activities for the Reinhardt University community. The SAC is a student led organization responsible for providing a balanced schedule of social, cultural, educational, and recreational programs and activities. 

Student Government Association

Walter May
wpm@reinhardt.edu

Student self-governance plays a significant role in shaping the quality of student life at Reinhardt University. The Student Government Association (SGA) represents all segments of the student body. The SGA is organized to help formulate/voice student opinion regarding college policies and to allocate funding to officially recognized student organizations. Participation in the SGA is open to all students through voting in SGA elections, attending Student Senate meetings, volunteering for one of the many SGA committees, and by sharing questions and concerns about campus issues. 

Media

The Eagle Eye (Student Newspaper)

Jeffery Morris
JRM@reinhardt.edu

Established in 1924, The Eagle Eye is the official student newspaper of Reinhardt University. The newspaper is edited, managed and written by Reinhardt University students, and it provides coverage of Reinhardt events, as well as serving as a campus forum.

Multicultural/Diversity

African Descendants Student Association

Tunji Adesesan
AAA@reinhardt.edu

ADSA aims at raising awareness on campus about African people, African culture, misconceptions about Africa, and hope to spark a greater interest among the student body regarding the African continent and culture.

Aspiring Latinos Altering Society (ALAS)

Tunji Adesesan
AAA@reinhardt.edu

ALAS works to create awareness of the Latino/a heritage and culture by developing a community for learning and growth for all students. The group is open to all students interested in Latino/a issues and perspectives.

D.R.E.A.M.S.

Julie Kirk
JAK1@reinhardt.edu

DREAMS is an organization that promotes the development of the minority community while providing the African American society with cultural, social and academia enlightenment. DREAMS encourages cultural diversity and cultivates relationships with the other student organizations at Reinhardt University. 

International Student Association

Tunji Adesesan
AAA@reinhardt.edu

The International Student Association is an organization that merges all of the nationalities represented on the RU campus to promote international friendships and cultural appreciation among all the students at Reinhardt University.

Professional

Mu Phi Epsilon International Music Fraternity

Dr. Martha Shaw
mps1@reinhardt.edu 

 

Mu Phi Epsilon is a co-ed Professional Music Fraternity, with 50,000 members from all over the world. We offer great opportunities for networking and building professional relationships with other musicians. Mu Phi Epsilon was founded on the ideals of advancement in music in the professional field along with the promotion of personal scholarship. We, as an organization, participate in many service projects throughout our campus and community. The fraternity's main objectives are to promote our musical goals and interests through outreach performances, provide scholarships for our members, and make a positive impact on our school and community. Additionally, we want to develop an awareness of sharing artistic gifts. Mu Phi Epsilon also participates in promoting high scholarship, musicianship and friendship through service, and providing opportunities for strong artistic and personal abilities. Membership in Mu Phi Epsilon at Reinhardt University is based upon scholarship, musicianship, and friendliness. Candidates must also meet GPA requirements and be working towards a music major, minor, or concentration. Furthermore, candidates must meet any other requirement set forth by Mu Phi Epsilon International Music Fraternity.

Phi Beta Lambda

Diane Petty
edp@reinhardt.edu

Phi Beta Lambda is a co-ed professional business fraternity. Our fraternity is the collegiate version of the Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA). FBLA-PBL is organized on local, state, and national levels.  Business professors act as advisers and guides for the college chapters.  FBLA-PBL is the largest business career student organization in the world, with the college division reaching more than 11,000 college students, and the professional division reaching over 3,000 members. Reinhardt PBL is a campus organization that is known for supporting the campus and local community through community service projects.  Reinhardt PBL members also compete in Future Business Leaders of America - Phi Beta Lambda competitive events.

Recreation and Leisure

Humans Versus Zombies

Billy Jones
brj@reinhardt.edu

The purpose of the HvZ Club is to organize and run large-scale games on the RU campus. Although the club runs other games, we mainly focus on the popular campus-wide game of Humans vs. Zombies.

Swing Dance Association

Julie Clark
jsc@reinhardt.edu

RU Swing Dance Association promotes enjoyment of the social and solo American jazz dances of the 1920's-40's. Activities include weekly lessons, big semester dances with live music, weekly jam sessions, workshops — and tons of fun! SDA is open to everyone, no matter how experienced you are, so come out and learn to swing!

Trading Card Games Club

Amy McGee
AMM@reinhardt.edu

 

The Trading Card Game Club is a community for individuals – of any level of experience – who enjoy discussing, playing, and exploring new collectible trading card games

Religious

Baptist Collegiate Ministries

 

We are a student led campus ministry at Reinhardt University that strives to personally know Jesus Christ and are committed to helping the Mercer community find God through missions, discipleship, and fellowship. We feel God has put us here to reveal His truths to the people around us. 

Canterbury Club

(Episcopalians)

The Rev. Jamie Stutler
frjamie@stclementscanton.org

The Canterbury Club is part of The Episcopal Church and is a caring community made up of students, faculty and staff. All persons are welcome, especially seekers who are looking for a more liberal-progressive Christian experience. We meet weekly for food, fellowship, and worship, and we support each other through our daily journeys. The centerpiece of our identity is the celebration of The Holy Eucharist, also known as Holy Communion. In addition, our student-designed program offers a creative mix of opportunities for worship and service. Our personal beliefs are as varied as our personalities, and we are committed to the idea that there will be no outcasts in Christ’s Church. Canterbury Club is a community of faith in action, always open to new members and new ideas. Please join us today!

Campus Catholics

Rev. Victor Reyes
vjreyes@lasalettecanton.com

 

Campus Catholics is a vibrant community full of students who are striving to know God in a profound way through the teachings of the Catholic Church. It is our prayer that through Campus Catholics RU students can come to know Christ and grow in your relationship with Him and His Church. 

L.I.F.T. (Living in Faith Together)

Kellen Shervington KJS@reinhardt.edu

LIFT aims to lift the name of Jesus on campus, while aiming to celebrate unity and diversity. LIFT seeks all Christians to live their lives of faith together as one family.

United Methodist Women

Stephanie Marchant
sbml@reinhardt.edu

United Methodist Women is a faith-based membership organization of laywomen within The United Methodist Church. Members are committed to growing as disciples of Jesus Christ in community with other women and advocating on behalf of women, children and youth around the world.

Wesley Fellowship

Rev. Tim Emmet
TJE@reinhardt.edu

 

Wesley Fellowship is a student-led group for students interested in growing in their Christian faith. Students gather weekly for fellowship, worship and devotion.

Volunteer/Service

RU Serve

 

The purpose of RU Serve is for Reinhardt to serve alongside our community for the betterment of others, help college students to engage in volunteer opportunities, and Serve as a resource for Reinhardt students, faculty, and staff looking to connect with community agencies.