There’s more to college life than work and study. In fact, the most involved students are often the happiest students.

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. There are many clubs, organizations, honor societies and more for you to join whether you live on campus 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!

 

Clubs & Organizations

Business and Economics Society

Business and Economics Society is an organization that promotes and teaches economic and financial literacy to the NDMU community. Contact them here: besndmu132@gmail.com 

Campus Activities Board (CAB)

The purpose of the 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. Contact them here: cab@ndm.edu

Class Councils

Class Councils serve the student body with the purpose of fostering school spirit and involvement while improving student success and the quality of life for the undergraduate students of NDMU. The Class Councils serve as the overarching link between the students and their designated graduation year and create tradition for their class. 

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. 

Global Advocacy Club

The Global Advocacy Club (GAC) is dedicated to the advancement of youth-led social change that are aligned with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. GAC is motivated in representing the values of integrity and compassion at the United Nations. GAC remains prideful in leading compelling discussions on difficult topics to foster strong community bonds, and develop a deeper understanding of another as intentional learners. GAC welcomes all members from all backgrounds to join the club, and to contribute their unique worldviews. Contact them here: unclubndmu111@gmail.com

Hispanic Culture Club

Hispanic Culture Club is celebrating and creating awareness for Hispanic/Latinx culture. Contact them here: hispaniccultureclubndmu@gmail.com

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.

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.

Philosophy Club

Philosophy Club is a place for all students to engage in philosophical thought and theory in fun and inclusive ways. Contact them here: philosophyndmu@gmail.com

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. Contact them here: rha@ndm.edu

Spectrum

Spectrum is a club looking to create a safe space for anyone identifying with the LGBTQIA+ community, regardless of race, religion, or orientation! Contact them here: spectrumndmu@gmail.com

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. Contact them here: sga@ndm.edu 

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.

Delta Mu Delta --- National Business Honor Society

Delta Mu Delta recognizes academic excellence and creates a community that fosters the well-being of members and the business community through life-time membership. Requires a 3.75 for graduate students and 3.5 for undergraduate students. Must have a business or business related major. 

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 - Contact Dr. Sharon Park: spark@ndm.edu

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.

Rho Chi

Pharmacy Honor Society - Contact Dr. Jennifer Bailly: jbailey@ndm.edu or Dr. Heather Folz: hfolz@ndm.edu 

Sigma

Baccalaureate and graduate nursing students who demonstrate excellence in scholarship and Sigma’s eligibility criteria are invited to join Sigma. The mission of Sigma is developing nurse leaders anywhere to improve healthcare everywhere. Contact the Administration Office in the School of Nursing, 410.532.5526.

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 Organization

If you would like to start a new organization that would enhance the student experience and campus vibrancy you can follow the instructions below. All new clubs for the Fall semester should be submitted by Friday September 17, 2021 5pm. All new clubs for the Spring semester should be submitted by Friday January 14, 2022 5pm. E-mail studentengagement@ndm.edu if you have any questions. 

Before you put any plans in place check above to make sure a similar student organization does not already exist.

To start a new club you will need:

  • At least 5 club members that are current NDMU students
    • President, Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer, Public Relations
  • A mission statement & goals based on your club's interest
    • Mission Statement Example: The Student-Parent Group is a community of students who are also parents. Their aim is to build and sustain a community of students, faculty, staff, and administrators who support and advocate for student-parents in their endeavors to meet the challenges of successfully completing their studies, caring for their families, and maintaining their own physical and mental health
  • A full time-faculty, staff or administrator who will be your advisor

When you have the above information completed, you can fill out this form. The Office of Student Engagement and Community Programs will review applications and confirm with the students if the club is approved or denied.