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There really is something for everyone at Shorter. With over 35 student organizations, 21 athletic teams, intramural events like dodgeball and basketball tournaments, and theater productions, there is always something fun and interesting happening at Shorter.
While classroom instruction is important, you can't discover your path in life without real responsibilities and relationships. Shorter offers dozens of extracurricular activities, groups, and resources that help you explore the boundaries beyond the books.
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Allied Health Club - promotes knowledge of allied health and professional opportunities in the field. Faculty advisor - Dr. Van Aardt
American Chemical Society (ACS)-promotes the study of chemical science and professionalism in chemical sciences. Faculty Advisor - Dr. Van Aardt
Canterbury Club of Northwest Georgia - The Canterbury Club is an opportunity to gather and get to know other college students in the area. The Club offers a creative mix of fellowship, worship, and service based activities which are all student designed. The Club allows students to come together through various ways to enjoy each other and to help the community. Faculty advisor - Dr. Sherri Weiler
Collegiate Music Educators’ National Conference (CMENC )/ American Choral Directors’ Association (ACDA) - promotes the advancement of music education by encouraging the study and making of music by all, and to promote excellence in choral music through performance, composition, publication, research, and teaching.
Eta Pi Sigma (History Club ) - promotes contact with current historians and visits to historical attractions. Faculty advisor - Justin Pettegrew
Investors Club - informs students about current economic situations including different ways to invest with seminars by stockbrokers, accountants, etc. Faculty Advisor - Gina McDaniel
Music Educators’ National Conference (MENC)/ American Choral Directors’ Association (ACDA) - promotes the advancement of music education by encouraging the study and making of music by all, and to promote excellence in choral music through performance, composition, publication, research, and teaching. Faculty advisor - Len Willingham
Not For Sale - equips and mobilizes smart activists from and around Shorter University to deploy innovative solutions to re-abolish slavery in their own backyard and across the globe. Together, we can end slavery in our lifetime. Faculty advisor - Linda Palumbo Olszanski
Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia (National Music Organization) - a national professional fraternity, which promotes the cause of music and fosters friendship among those with an interest in music. Faculty Advisor - Dr. Matthew Hoch
Pi Kappa Lambda - The primary objective of PI KAPPA LAMBDA is the recognition and encouragement of the highest level of musical achievement and academic scholarship. Read more>
Shorter Nursing Club - is a widespread network of students who are nurses and help to acclimate students to the community as a professional nurse/medical worker. Faculty advisor - Dr. Van Aardt
Students in Free Enterprise (SIFE) - is a non-profit worldwide organization dedicated to community service by helping people develop a better understanding of how our free enterprise system works and how to use this information to empower themselves and achieve new successes. Faculty Advisor - Nancy Mount
Added Bonus - promotes all types of music through female voices as well as creates a bond amongst the women in the group. We also aim to promote Shorter University in a positive light and help recruit future students.
Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA) - Presents student athletes and coaches, and all whom they influence, the challenge and adventure of receiving Jesus Christ as Savior, serving Him in their relationships and in the fellowship of the church. Contact Coach Phil Jones
Fitton Activities Board (FAB) - Provides entertainment opportunities such as films, dances, concerts, and special events for students. Advisor - Emily Messer
Inter-Fraternity Council - Governing body for all male Greek organizations at Shorter University. Contact Emily Messer
Love Thread - Provides student an opportunity to learn new styles and techniques of knitting and crocheting while reaching out to the community by providing scarves, blankets, etc. to the elderly and homeless. Contact Dr. Sherri Weiler
Panhellenic Association - Governing body for all female Greek organizations at Shorter College. Contact Emily Messer
Secret Sophomore Sabots - a group of sophomores who are secretly picked by previous Sabots to promote school spirit at Shorter. Sabots are responsible for getting the students of Shorter excited about the school in which they attend and to promote a sense of pride among the Shorter community. Advisor - Dr. John Head
Student Government Association (SGA) - Allocates student activity fee funds, appoints students to faculty committees, and helps promote positive relationships between students, faculty, and administration. Seven senators are elected by the incoming freshman class after fall classes begin; the rest are elected by the entire student body at the end of the previous school year. Advisors - Dr. Debra Faust and Emily Messer
Shorter Orientation Staff (SOS) - Assists the Office of Student Life in conducting activities for Summit sessions, check-in/check-out for camps and conferences, and Welcome Week. Interview process required. Advisor - Emily Messer
Shorter Relations Society (SRS) - Assists Admissions in promoting pride and communicating an increased understanding of Shorter as public relations representatives for the University. Interview process required. Advisors - Joan Blackwelder and Stephanie Brooks
ARGO - the University yearbook. Faculty Advisor - Dana Hall
Chimes - University literary magazine published annually.
SUB 49 - the campus radio station, which is broadcast through channel 49. Faculty Advisor - Dr. Allen Dutch
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