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Clubs and Organizations

Campus is full of fun, fellowship, and friends thanks to a robust lineup of activities and clubs.

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Students at Waynesburg are never at a loss for activities to keep them busy and entertained in their down time.

After all, the university experience is much more than class lectures and late nights in the lab. Whether you’re looking for a fun weekend out of town or leadership roles that stand out on a resume, an array of student groups are available for you to join.

When you are actively engaged with one of these organizations, it serves to enhance your total educational experience by exposing an integral part of the campus community to you, which allows you to explore your interests and pursue your passions while making new friends and building your resume.

Student Club and Organization List

Academic Honorary

Alpha Phi Sigma (Criminal Justice)
Alpha Phi Sigma is a national criminal justice honorary whose purpose is the recognition of scholarly achievement in the field of criminal justice. Kenneth Cairns, Advisor

Gamma Sigma Epsilon (Chemistry)
American Chemical Society Affiliate is an organization that allows opportunities for students to engage in Gamma Sigma Epsilon, a national chemistry honor society, and was created to promote academic excellence and undergraduate research scholarship in chemistry. Any student pursuing a science major is eligible for membership after completing at least 18 credits of chemistry coursework and maintaining a cumulative 3.00 grade point average. Heidi Fletcher, Advisor

Kappa Delta Pi (Education)
Kappa Delta Pi is an international honor society in education. Education majors who have completed their freshman year and who have a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.50 are eligible for membership. Kelly McGurgan, Advisor

Kappa Mu Epsilon (Mathematics)
Kappa Mu Epsilon is a national honorary mathematics society. To be eligible for membership in the Pennsylvania Gamma Chapter, a student must complete nine semester hours in mathematics, including calculus, with a grade point average of 3.00, and must rank in the upper 35 percent of his or her college class. The object of the society is to foster a lasting appreciation of mathematics and its role in society. James Bush, Advisor

Lambda Pi Eta (Communications)
Lambda Pi Eta is the honor society of the National Communication Association. The primary goal of Lambda Pi Eta is to encourage excellence in scholarship and service within the field of communication. To be eligible for membership in Lambda Pi Eta, students must have completed a minimum of 60 credit hours with at least 12 credit hours in Communication courses. They also must have achieved a minimum cumulative 3.25 GPA and (maintain a major or minor program in the Department of Communication) a 3.50 GPA in Communications courses. Richard Krause, Advisor

Phi Alpha Theta (History)
Phi Alpha Theta is a national honorary history fraternity, whose Upsilon chapter is located on the Waynesburg University campus. The object of the fraternity is to foster interest in history and historical research and to recognize attainment in this field. Those who have completed twelve semester hours in history with a B average and stand in the top third of their class are eligible for membership.

Pi Gamma Mu (Social Services)
Pi Gamma Mu is an international social science honorary. Its purpose is to improve scholarship in social studies, inspire social service by an intelligent approach to the solution of social problems, and engender a better understanding of others. Waynesburg University juniors and seniors, who have taken twenty hours of social science courses, who have maintained a 3.00 average in those courses, and who are in the upper 35 percent of their college class, qualify for membership. Dr. Ezekiel Olagoke , Advisor

Psi Chi (Psychology Honor Society)
Psi Chi is the national honor society of the science, academic discipline, and profession of psychology. The Waynesburg University Chapter is active in conducting seminars, field trips, research, and other activities around a variety of themes in psychology. The completion of twelve semester hours in psychology with a 3.00 average and a 2.75 overall average is required for membership.

Sigma Beta Delta (Business)
Sigma Beta Delta. Membership in Sigma Beta Delta is the highest national recognition a business student can receive at a college or university. To be eligible for membership, an upper-class business student must rank in the upper 20 percent of his/her class and be invited to membership by the faculty officers. The purpose of Sigma Beta Delta is to encourage and recognize scholarship and achievement among students of business, management, and administration, and to encourage and promote personal and professional improvement and a life distinguished by honorable service to humankind. Logan Carlisle, Advisor

Sigma Tau Delta (English)
Sigma Tau Delta is the English honorary society promoting the mastery of written expression and fostering a spirit of fellowship among men and women specializing in English. Students who have completed 18 semester hours of English and maintain a 3.00 in English and a 3.00 overall academic average are named to the Honorary. The English Honorary Society holds a yearly poetry and short fiction writing contest, publishes a literary magazine, Muse and Stone, and sponsors poetry reading and other cultural affairs. Cory Goehring, Advisor

Sigma Theta Tau (Nursing)
Sigma Theta Tau is the international honor society for nurses. The Nu Sigma Chapter at Waynesburg University was established on April 7, 1994. The purposes of this honor society are to recognize superior achievement, recognize the development of leadership qualities, foster high professional standards, encourage creative work, and strengthen commitment to the ideals and purposes of the profession. Membership is by invitation only. Dr. Eve Weaver, Advisor

Student Nursing Association of PA (SNAP)
The Student Nurses Association of Pennsylvania (SNAP) is the state pre-professional organization of NSNA (National Student Nurses Association) for the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. It provides an opportunity for the advancement of nursing as a profession and self-growth within that profession. Participation at the local, state, and national level enhances leadership and organizational skills as well as increases student awareness of current events and issues affecting the future of the complex field of professional nursing. Jessica Floyd, Advisor

Student Pennsylvania State Education Association SPSEA (Education)
The Student Pennsylvania State Education Association (SPSEA) is a pre-professional organization for education majors who are interested in achieving leadership opportunities, professional growth, and personal growth. Members of the organization are eligible for several seminars dealing with education that are applied towards job credentials, student teaching liability protection, scholarships, internships, the annual fall workshop, and the spring convention. This organization is affiliated with the National Education Association. Melissa Wood, Advisor


Other Student Clubs & Organizations

American Chemical Society
A community inspired by a common love for chemistry. Events range from The Halloween Haunted Lab to Thai and tie-dye (food and tie-dye lab coats).  Dr. Evonne Baldauff, Advisor

American Medical Student Association (Pre-Med and Science Majors)
Empowers with enriching knowledge for future fields of study. Network and make friends.  This club aligns with Waynesburg University's service motto by providing services to the community, students, and faculty members.  Bryan Hamilton, Advisor

The Waynesburg Symphonic Band enhances our academic, cultural, spiritual, and entertainment atmosphere at the highest proficiency level. Eric Brewer, Advisor

Biology Club
Promotes awareness about the various disciplines of Biological and Health Sciences. Provides opportunities for volunteering and participation in different scientific activities., such as planting/crafting, outdoor trips, scientific discussions, and even learning about future career options. Tracy Dohn, Advisor

Black Student Union
Educates as well as promotes growth and equality among the black community of the university by engaging all students on campus in all issues. Facilitates discussions to provide understanding and build unity. Cornelius Coleman, Advisor

Book Club
A community of students who express themselves through literature. Relax, unwind, and enjoy a good book. Join a welcoming environment that provides help to all communities. Dr. Jamie Dessart, Advisor

Business Club
Teaches valuable skills and real-world business applications, promoting success after graduation. Hosts presentations by guest speakers who offer career resources to all Waynesburg University students. Develops relationships with peers and business professionals (potential future employers). The Business Club is not just open to business majors or minors, but to anyone who would like to get a head start with career resources and an expansive professional network. Pamela Cunningham, Advisor

Chapel Worship Team
Glorifies God and shares the Gospel of Jesus Christ by providing students, staff, and faculty with an opportunity to connect through the community during chapel services, and reflect on the truths of God and the gospel of Christ through worship. Glorifying God through worship music.

Promotes and upholds school spirit, encourages crowd participation at athletic events, and develops a sense of good sportsmanship among students. Angelica Good, Advisor

College Democrat
Educate the students of Waynesburg University and the surrounding area about the principles and philosophy of the Democratic Party.

College Republicans
Educate the community and spread the ideals of the Republican Party professionally, as well as engage in discussion about current political issues. Thomas Hyland, Advisor

Computer Science Club (Computer Science and Cybersecurity Majors)
Enriches through the use of projects and competitions outside of the classroom. Member-led project ideas allow for the growth of additional practical experience. Dr. Elizabeth Wang, Advisor

Council for Exceptional Children (CEC)
Educates to enhance the lives of individuals with disabilities in our community. Through service, working with organizations in the area provides enriching experiences for those with intellectual and physical disabilities. Open to all majors. Kelsey Sprowls, Advisor

Criminal Justice Club
Teaches serious lessons about working law enforcement.  Speakers include real law enforcement officers. Community activities sometimes include real officers. Everyone feels involved and invited when they become a member. Open to all majors. Kenneth Cairns, Advisor

Design Club
Teaches design skills & knowledge through application. Expands the view of design as it applies locally, nationally, and internationally, and teaches purpose and pride. Inspires exceptional design, that betters the world, helps people in need, and glorifies God, the Creator. Also teaches valuable leadership skills applicable in the professional world. Lisa Rasmussen, Advisor

Disc Golf
Connects students’ thorough enjoyment of Disc Golf. Our 9-hole Disc Golf Park was designed by former Disc Golf World Champion, Avery Jenkins, in 2023. Pat Bristor, Advisor

Ecostewards Club
Recognizes and addresses environmental issues around the Waynesburg campus as well as the surrounding community. Educates the student body, the Waynesburg University administration/staff/faculty, and the members of the greater Waynesburg community on environmental issues, and ethics. Works to remedy and mitigate these issues. Cares for God's creation by being both good Christian stewards as well as good environmental stewards.

Fellowship of Christian Athletes
Promotes growth in faith alongside a like-minded community. Glorifies the Lord through sports allowing people to see Christ on or off the field/court. Samuel Jones, Advisor

Forensic Science Club
Connects students professionally and academically. Guest speakers share insights about their careers and unique paths. Multiple career-focused events and fun activities will be provided. Michael Cipoletti, Advisor

Gender Sexuality Alliance
Run by students, for students. A community for LGBTQ+ students and allies. Activities rotate on a schedule between education, discussion, and game nights. All meetings are confidential to provide a safe and welcoming atmosphere for all. Jenny Jellison, Advisor

Health Science Student Association
Advances, improves, and encourages students in the health science profession and all its phases specific to Waynesburg University. Promotes better working relationships and develops further abilities in the field of athletic training. Promotes connections within the profession with casual good fellowship. Kimberly Wise, Advisor

History Club
Informs students culturally, politically, and socially, by discussing all categories of history, along with the valuable moral principles upon which this University was founded. Open to all Majors.

Imago Dei Pro-Life Club
Strives to protect life inside and outside of the womb. Expresses appreciation for human life made in God's image through education, advocacy, and care for those facing unplanned pregnancies and provides a voice for those who cannot speak for themselves. This club attempts to influence those in power, hoping to save millions of lives by outlawing abortion and promoting alternative options to abortion.

International Justice Mission
Brings together agents of change in a world of suffering. Promotes awareness of the reality of injustice by participating in raising funds to assist the work of justice, preparing members for the justice mission God has for them, and preserving the efforts to serve the oppressed. Cassy Dorsch, Advisor

Intramural Sports
Recreational sports.

Japanese Culture & Anime Club
Brings together students interested in anime and manga. Exposes students to Japanese culture, and explores other cultures, attempting to extend this interest outside the club. Dr. Jamie Dessart, Advisor

Kindness Club
Unites WU through random acts of kindness. Provides opportunities for students to identify efforts to increase positivity throughout our campus, through both active and passive programming. This is a positive environment where individuals feel supported through student-initiated “ripples of kindness.” Chaley Knight, Advisor

Lamplighters Choir
Sing unto the Lord! The historically acclaimed choir at WU, The Lamplighters, is a Christian Ministry to people from all walks of life. Open to all students. Offering both Concert Choir and Touring Choir. Melanie Catana, Advisor

Men's Club Volleyball
Volleyball technically at men’s club level, however with the spirit and dedication of a varsity team. Represent WU, along with its and our Christian standing and worldview.

Muse & Stone (A student-created writing and art magazine)
Highlights students' talents in an actual publication. Each spring, a new publication is released that is filled with selected art, poems, fiction, and nonfiction pieces. Any student is allowed to submit their work to Muse & Stone, and students can also be a part of the magazine by being on a genre team to select what pieces will be published. Dr. Amy Randolph, Advisor

Newman Club (Catholic)
A deep dive into the Catholic faith while at WU. Join an environment that develops close friendships with fellow Catholics. Mary Woessner, Advisor

Peer Leaders
Aids with social problems such as alcohol abuse, drinking and driving, sexual assault, body image, stress, and relationship concerns. Jamie Emerson, Advisor

Psychology Club
Learn about various roles of psychology in our world today. Education is provided on mental health and coping skills to combat the everyday struggles of a college student. We aim to teach and inform concerning the brain's functions and its role in an individual's overall health, as well as discover different types of therapy that enhance a student's ability to thrive. Jenny Jellison, Advisor

Public Relations Student Society Association
Develops ethically responsible paraprofessionals who will champion diversity. Provides an outstanding education, and shows how to advocate for the profession. Events and conferences, provide opportunities to connect and network with current professionals and build mutually beneficial relationships. A head-start for future Communication and PR professionals. Richard Krause, Advisor

Role Playing Club
Promotes teamwork, and enhancement of problem-solving skills in the face of adversity. Players are paired with game masters for a fun-filled series of adventures while ensuring safe and effective campaigns. Includes tabletop and role-playing games, learning and discovering the talents hidden in each player, waiting to be released. Dr. Jamie Dessart, Advisor

Military experience that prepares students to become officers in the United States Army or Air Force while completing an undergraduate degree. Adam Jack, Advisor

Society of Professional Journalists
The Society of Professional Journalists is a professional organization that brings both print, online, photo and broadcast journalists together. The purpose of the organization is to aid members in networking and skills development, while completing a number of community and campus outreach projects. Kristine Schiffbauer, Advisor

Sting Swing
Cultivates confidence, allows self-expression, and creates long-lasting connections with individuals both on campus and outside of the WU Community through Swing Dance. Provides lessons & social dances, primarily teaching West Coast Swing (W.C.S., Modem Swing) along with other styles of dance. Sting Swing hosts events to promote bonding and travels outside of the WU community to several other W.C.S. communities. Visits the Pittsburgh W.C.S. community the most, but also has many opportunities to connect with other communities, both local and nationwide, through social dances, lessons, and competitions. New members are always welcome to step out of their comfort zone and encouraged to be their best selves. Evonne Baldauff, Advisor

Student Activities Board (SAB)
Organizes numerous events for our students each week, from fun activities on campus to all-day road trips around the region. These events may include weekend excursions to professional sporting events, Broadway shows, skiing, horseback riding, ice skating, and many more. Pat Bristor, Advisor

Student Investment Club
Introduces students to investment analysis. The club serves as a forum for students to pool investing knowledge and have fun. Novices and experts alike can learn from each other through an exchange of ideas in a group setting. The club is not for profit and of a noncommercial nature. William Stough, Advisor

Student Senate
Coordinates students and student organizations. Facilitates the formation of committees involving campus affairs, academic affairs, and student polling. Perpetuates the ideals for which Waynesburg University stands. All meetings are open to the public. Engages students, whether by becoming class representatives or by sharing ideas with current senators. Larry Stratton, Advisor

Union Latino
A community and safe space for Latinos, Hispanics, and all students, where we can be united, have fun, and incorporate it into Waynesburg University. Pat Bristor, Advisor

Upper Room
Glorifies God by sharing the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Provides students and others in attendance with an opportunity and space to connect through community, reflect on the truths of God and the gospel of Christ through student testimony, and renew their hearts through a time of worship. Josh Sumpter, Advisor

Veterans Club
Fellowship events that promote a sense of connection for veteran and military students.

The WU cable television station, run by the students. Develops practical experience using professional-grade equipment. Grows and builds resumes. TV Shows range from religion to sports, and from news to pop culture. Jayden Hawk, Advisor

WCYJ-FM 99.5 The Hive (The Home for Everything Waynesburg)
Prepares members by performing "on-air" radio shifts and specialty shows. The Hive hosts the pregame, halftime, and postgame shows for Waynesburg University football and basketball, as well as DJ’s music for events around Waynesburg University's campus. Learn how to speak to an audience, prepare information, show personality, and learn managing positions within the radio station. Doug Wilson, Advisor

WU Commuting Students
Assists commuting students by providing community, educating them on many opportunities, and giving them a voice. This resource for our commuter students is to raise awareness and knowledge of the Waynesburg University campus and the surrounding community. Pat Bristor, Advisor

For more information, contact:
Pat Bristor, Associate Dean of Students
Stover  Room 309


All student clubs and organizations exist because a student or a group of students wanted them to exist; so if you have an interest and there’s no club to match it, go ahead and propose a New Student Club.

All new club applications must include the following:

  1. Organization Name
  2. Proposed Leadership Board
  3. Proposal Petition Signatures: at least 10 students', and one WU faculty/staff advisor signature. (Open and download the Proposal Petition, a printable sheet for signatures.) If part of an Academic Major, you must also have the Departmental Chairs' signature on the Faculty Consent section of the Proposal Petition.

Once you have your signatures, Complete the New Club Proposal Form  for consideration.

Student Activities Board

The main programming body of WU is the Student Activities Board (SAB). This student group plans numerous events each week, from fun activities on campus to all-day road trips around the region. Together we’ll take weekend excursions to large cities for sporting events and Broadway shows, or go skiing, horseback riding, and ice skating.

In addition to Student Activities Board (SAB) Events, there’s a wide variety of other activities, such as service projects and lecture series, that we encourage you to attend.

Upcoming Events

Events will be posted throughout the campus! Keep your eyes open!

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