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

Best Buddies

Best Buddies is an international organization, dedicated to establishing a global volunteer movement that creates opportunities for one-to-one friendships, integrated employment, and leadership development for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Contact them here:

Black Student Union

The Black Student Union's purpose is to advocate for the Black community, to promote leadership, to embrace and educate about Black culture and issues from students perspectives. We welcome students of all races to celebrate Black culture and lifestyle. Contact them here:

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: 

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:

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:

Growth in Nature 

This is a space for students to practice horticultural therapy. This club uses nature to help with the stress and anxiety of the semester, it’s focus is to help students with their mental health. Contact them here: 

Hispanic Culture Club

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

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.

Muslim Student Association

Creating a fun and safe space for Muslims and non-Muslims to come together and share information and learn about the religion. Contact them here: 

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:

Psychology Club

Psychology Club is a club that allows current psychology majors and/or students interested in the field of psychology to engage in activities/discussions surrounding a variety of psychological topics. Contact them here: 

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:


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:

Student Alliance for Flourishing

The Student Alliance for Flourishing seeks to create a network of students who support individual and community flourishing. The Alliance is founded upon the flourishing domains: physical and mental health, character and virtue,  meaning and purpose, close social relations, happiness and life satisfaction, financial and material stability. Contact them here:

Student Alumni Leadership Council

Student Alumni Leadership Council will have the opportunity for VIP encounters with notable alumnae and alumni, direct access to alumnae volunteer leaders, event planning for campus activities, professional development, and much more.

A Student Alumni (SALC) organization focuses on strengthening the bonds between students and alumni to inspire connection across generations and instilling loyalty and pride for our alma mater. SALC organizations can be the heartbeat of campus and are partners in departmental, alumnae, and leadership objectives that will help advance the university. Contact if you’re interested in joining.

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: 

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:

Phi Sigma Alpha

Pi Sigma Alpha better known as the National Political Science Honor Society seeks to promote excellence and high academic achievement in the study of political science through lifetime membership. NDMU's chapter is Alpha Delta Nu. It is open to Juniors and above who have taken at least 10 POL credits and 1 upper-level POL class. A 3.0 GPA is required. Contact Dr. Jen Erdman: 

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: or Dr. Heather Folz: 


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

How to Submit Your Events to the 7-Day Forecast

All events need to be submitted by NOON on Thursday PRIOR to 7-Day going out Wednesday.

club event calendar example

Events need to be submitted to with subject line: 7-day Forecast Event Submission

Events should be Submitted in the following format:

  • Title of event
  • Location of event (If virtual just state virtual and include the link)
  • Date and Time of event (if it is more than an hour or less than an hour please specify otherwise  we will default to a one-hour period)
  • Brief description of the event please be mindful that the limit on Constant Contact is 140 characters so if your version is longer than that we will have to paraphrase
  • Any web links also need to be included here
  • All events need to be student life oriented. Events pertaining to academics, specific schools or events for personal promotion will not be published.

*Please understand that typos happen, we cannot edit or resend the 7-Day Forecast once it is out. Please do your best to ensure all information is correct before submitting and we will do our best to avoid errors

Download Event Packet Template (docx)

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 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.