Student Engagement & Community Programs

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

Asian American Student Association (AASA)

AASA is a club designed to unify the Asian and Asian American communities on our campus and to promote awareness and appreciation of Asian and Asian American culture to all those interested.

Bethel Campus Fellowship

Bethel Campus Fellowship is an interdenominational organization established to proclaim the Lordship of our Lord Jesus Christ on college campuses. The mission of Bethel Campus Fellowship is – “ Leading students to Christ and preparing them to become reliable men and women that God can entrust with His word for the next generation.” 

Black Student Union (BSU)

Business and Economics Society (BES)

Prepares students for the business world by developing professional skills through lectures, workshops and fundraisers.

Campus Activities Board (CAB)

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. 

Columns Newspaper

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

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.

Hispanic Culture Club

Honor Board

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.

Intervarsity Christian Fellowship

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.

The Notre Dames

Omega Phi Alpha (OPA)

OPA is a nationally recognized service-sorority on campus. 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.

On Pointe

Pitch Fit

A Capella group on campus

The Planeteers

Pre-Pharmacy Club

The NDMU Pre-Pharmacy Club is an organization designed to acquaint current Notre Dame of Maryland University students interested in careers related to pharmacy by providing resources and mentorship, as well as participation in community events for the underserved. 

Psychology Club

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 (RHA)

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.

Road Scholars

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.

Society of Women Engineers

Spectrum

Spectrum is a student organization dedicated to fostering a sense of unity and understanding as well as a commitment to service on behalf of the LGBT+ community

Student Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC)

Serves in an advisory capacity to the athletics director.

Student Government Association (SGA)

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.

Swim Club

The NDMU Swim Club’s purpose is to promote the sport of competitive and recreational swimming. We offer students a chance to compete in swim meets, improve their strokes and swimming skills, and develop an understanding of teamwork as an athlete.

Track and Field Club

The purpose of this club is to promote running and other track events at Notre Dame of Maryland University by encouraging the training and participation of runners and non-runners from different backgrounds in open track meets in the local Baltimore area.

United Nations Club

Ye Merrie Masquers

NDMU's premier drama club. From Shakespeare's greatest works to Hollywood's modern theatrics, we do it all!

Honor Societies

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.

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

Psi Chi

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 Student-Led Initiative or Organization

While we offer a number of student-led organizations and programs, we strongly urge you to contact the Office of Student Engagement & Community Programs to discuss the implementation of a new initiative or program that would enhance the student experience and campus vibrancy. Undergraduate students can also reach out to the Student Government Association (SGA) to discuss options for creating new student-led organizations within SGA.