Student Engagement & Community Programs
There’s more to college life than work and study. In fact, the most involved students are often the happiest students.
At Notre Dame, there are so many ways to get involved—with more than 40 clubs, organizations and academic honor societies that are open to all students, whether you live on or off campus.
Top 5 Reasons to Join an Organization
- Develop leadership skills
- Supplement career preparation
- Explore new interests
- Meet new people
- Have a lot of fun!
In a community as close-knit as ours, you don’t remain a stranger very long. This sense of belonging and mutual support is rare on a college campus today, and sets us apart in the best possible way.
Clubs & Organizations
Black Student Union
The Black Student Union serves the purpose of organizing to represent the interests of the Black students at NDMU.
Business and Economics Society (BES)
Prepares students for the business world by developing professional skills through lectures, workshops and fundraisers.
Campus Activities Board
The purpose of the Campus Activities Board (CAB) is to involve students in creating and planning social events for the campus community. CAB aims to provide a diverse range of programs for students that allow them to develop socially, while simultaneously attempting to create a more unified campus.
Class Advisory Boards
Representatives from each class that plan and organize events for fellow students.
The student-run newspaper reports regularly on campus news, events and issues. The staff writes and edits feature, athletics and news stories; sells and manages advertising; handles photography and graphics; and designs page layouts. Students can participate at any level—from writing a single article to serving on the editorial staff.
Concert Choir of Notre Dame of Maryland University
Presents concerts on- and off-campus, performs music for selected events at the University and has several recordings and concert tours, both in the United States and abroad, to its credit.
The Honor Board works to educate the community about the Honor Code and hears allegations of violations of academic and behavioral standards of conduct. Honor Board student members are elected by the student body and advised by the director of residence life and student rights and responsibilities. The faculty representative to the Honor Board is elected by the faculty.
International Student Organization (ISO)
Open to both domestic and international students and prides itself on making connections through the sharing of different cultures. Members participate in a variety of activities such as movie nights, off-campus sightseeing and more.
Muslim Student Association
The Muslim Student Association encourages and promotes the religion of Islam in the Notre Dame community. This club is a home to the Muslim students on campus as well as to non-Muslims who are interested in learning more about the religion and culture. Our goal is to create a space for Muslims to come together to discuss the issues that are important to them and to just have a good time.
A Capella group on campus
The Psychology Club is an organization that aims to promote mental health awareness in the campus community, inform students of the various educational and occupational opportunities within the field of psychology, provide community service to promote the values of psychology and mission of NDMU, and create an environment for student and faculty/staff interaction to create lasting professional and personal connections.
Residence Hall Association
Residence Hall Association is an organization that enhances the Residence Hall community through the planning of events and activities as well as acting as the governing body in the residence halls. Officers are elected by their peers for a one-year (two-semester) term. Meetings are held weekly and all residents are invited to attend.
We work to help commuting students feel a part of the Notre Dame of Maryland University community by working to provide resources and events for all students in the Women’s College, CAUS, Pharmacy, and Graduate programs with the goals of facilitating friendship, involvement, and support as you work to achieve your personal goals.
Student Alumnae & Alumni Association (SAAA)
Notre Dame of Maryland Student Alumni Association (SAAA) is a vibrant student leadership group where SAAA members gain exclusive and unique opportunities to network with alumni, attend events, and create spirit and tradition for a stronger NDMU community.
Student Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC)
Serves in an advisory capacity to the athletics director.
The Student Government Association is the official governing body for students at Notre Dame of Maryland University. SGA advocates for student concerns and offers an array of programs and services designed to enhance your experience as a NDMU student.
Student Representative to the Board of Trustees
The Student Representative to the Board of Trustees is elected for a one-year term by the student body and serves as a non-voting member of the University’s Board of Trustees. The vice president for student life is the advisor for the BOT student representative.
S.W.E.E.T. Strong Women Empowering Encouraging Transforming
To create a diverse sisterhood that encourages Notre Dame women to honor themselves and instill integrity through community and charity involvement, as well as learn many ways one can express themselves through creative outlets.
Beta Beta Beta — Tri Beta
To be eligible for active membership, a student must be a biology major who has completed at least one semester of her sophomore year and has completed at least three semester courses in biology with an average grade of B+. Other students are invited to be associate members if they are interested in life science but are ineligible for active membership.
Hypatian Society — Kappa Mu Epsilon
Includes the Maryland chapter of the National Mathematics Honor Society and is open to students who have an interest in the study of mathematics.
Kappa Delta Pi
An international Honor Society in Education, Kappa Delta Pi is committed to recognizing excellence and fostering mutual cooperation, support and professional growth for educational professionals. Undergraduates students with a GPA of 3.5 and graduate students with a GPA of 3.75 are invited to apply for membership.
Kappa Gamma Pi
A national honor society for graduates of Catholic colleges, Kappa Gamma Pi is open to seniors in the top ten percent of the undergraduate graduating class.
Omega Phi Alpha
The purpose and goals of this sorority shall be to assemble its members in the fellowship of Omega Phi Alpha, to develop friendship, leadership and cooperation by promoting service to the university community, to the community-at-large, to the members of the sorority, and to the nations of the world.
Phi Alpha Theta
The Nu Pi Chapter of the International History Honor Society requires students have a B or higher in four history courses and a 3.0 or higher grade point average.
Phi Beta Delta
International honor society of international studies
Phi Lambda Sigma
Pharmacy leadership honor society
Phi Sigma Iota
National honor society for foreign languages
Phi Sigma Tau
Philosophy honor society
Founded in 1929, Psi Chi, the National Honor Society in psychology, encourages members to be scholars in all fields, particularly psychology.
Sigma Tau Delta
Chartered in 1984, the Alpha Alpha Chapter of the International English Honor Society is open to English majors and minors who have an overall grade point average of 3.0 or higher and have completed two English courses beyond freshman English.
Theta Alpha Kappa
Religious Studies honor society
Theta Sigma Phi
Communications honor society
Start a Club
If you do not see anything that interests you, we strongly urge you to contact the Student Government Association (SGA) to help you start a new club.
If you have any questions, please contact the SGA at email@example.com or stop by our office in MBK 203.