Student Organizations - Shorter University

DEPARTMENTAL ORGANIZATIONS

Alpha Chi – Alpha Chi is a prestigious national honor society open to the top 10% of Juniors and Seniors academically. Membership is by invitation only.
Sponsor – Dr. Fabrice Poussin

Alpha Psi Omega – Musical Theatre Honor Society. Advisor – Drew Davidson

American Chemical Society (ACS)-promotes the study of chemical science and professionalism in chemical sciences through touring graduate schools and helping with undergraduate research funds. The members also strive to give back to the community and faculty on campus.  Advisor – Dr. Daniel Clayton

American Choral Directors’ Association (ACDA) – The purpose of this ACDA student chapter is to foster and promote the activity of choral singing which includes the organization, development, and understanding of choral activities. Specifically, the Shorter University ACDA chapter searches to serve the surrounding community through choral-related activities. Faculty advisor – Dr. Aaron Rice

English Club – To share our passion for literature and the English language with others. We strive to offer events that are culturally stimulating. We want to create an interest for literature and the English language among our peers. Advisor – Dr. Julie Pond

Kappa Delta Pi – Promote excellence in Education. Advisor- Dena Tracy

Math Club – The Mathematics Department has a Math Club that is open to all students, but primarily consists of students majoring in mathematics, mathematics education, and middle grades education majors concentrating in mathematics. Faculty Advisor – Dr. Larue Huckaby

Pi Gamma Mu­– Honor Society for social sciences majors. Students must attain a “B” average or better and have taken 20 or more semester hours in the social sciences to be eligible for invitation.

Sigma Tau Delta – International honor society to confer distinction for high achievement in English language, literature, and writing and dedicated to fostering literacy and all aspects of the discipline of English. Advisor – Angie O’Neal

Tri Beta – Beta Beta Beta (TriBeta) is a society for students, particularly undergraduates, dedicated to improving the understanding and appreciation of biological study and extending boundaries of human knowledge through scientific research. Advisor – Dr. Paul Bond

STUDENT ORGANIZATIONS

Alpha Delta Pi – Established in 1851, Alpha Delta Pi is committed to sisterhood, values and ethics, high academic standards and social responsibility. Since 1979, Alpha Delta Pi has been committed to serving Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC). Over the course of our partnership, Alpha Delta Pi has contributed more than $5 million to this worthwhile cause. RMHC supports Ronald McDonald Houses, Care Mobiles, and Ronald McDonald Family Rooms in local communities and also funds grants to other nonprofit organizations whose programs focus on children in need. Advisor – Susan Moore

Baptist Collegiate Ministries – At Shorter University, Baptist Collegiate Ministries (BCM) is a group of students seeking God, sharing the Gospel, and serving others. Whether these actions take place worshiping at our weekly meeting, laughing on a mission trip, leading a small discipleship group, or playing with kids, our purpose is to love God with all of our being. This naturally overflows into loving our neighbor. Advisor – Rev. David Roland    Find out more

Christian Leaders on the Hill (CLOTH) – The purpose of Christian Leaders on the Hill is to provide servant leadership support and training for Christian Studies majors and minors in their present and future ministries around the world. Advisor – Dr. Brent Baskin

Christian Studies Chess Club– A club for students who enjoy playing the game of chess. Advisor – Dr. Brent Baskin

Delta Sigma Phi – Delta Sig has been an active, national fraternity since 1899 with over 120,000 initiated members and over 100 chapters. It has grown to become one of the most powerful national organizations with the goals of having over 200 active chapters and 10,000 undergraduate members by 2025. It is Delta Sig’s mission of building better men: men of courage, men of action, and men of excellence that cause it to strive to become the nation’s leading fraternity in executive-leadership experience. Delta Sig has been at Shorter since 2003 when it nationalized from the Zeta Rho local, social fraternity. Since, the Theta Psi Chapter of Delta Sig at Shorter has unofficially adopted Zeta Rho’s motto as their campus motto: Unity Through Diversity. Advisor – Marco Zuniga

Hawks Sports Society – The Hawks Sports Society is a student led organization that encourages and creates network and volunteer opportunities to prepare students for their career paths post-graduation. We encourage students to be involved in the local community, by giving back to those who uplift us. Through this organization, we are confident that students will be prepared for their next chapter in life.  Hawks support Hawks! Advisor – Dr. Michael Ross

Panhellenic Council – Governing body for all female Greek organizations at Shorter University. Advisor – Julia Bolton

Phi Mu – Founded in 1852, Phi Mu is a women’s organization which provides personal and academic development, service to others, commitment to excellence, and lifelong friendship through a shared tradition. Advisor – Katie Moon

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 – TBA

Student Government Association (SGA) – Allocates student activity fee funds, appoints students to campus committees, and helps promote positive relationships between students, faculty, and administration. Advisor – Julia Bolton

Shorter Ambassadors – Assists Admissions in promoting pride and communicating an increased understanding of Shorter as public relations representatives for the University. Interview process required.

Shorter Orientation Staff (SOS) – Assists the Office of Student Life in conducting activities for Hawk Orientation sessions, check-in/check-out for camps and conferences, and Camp Hawk. Interview process required. Advisor – Julia Bolton

Shorter Side Stitches– A student led improv troupe. Advisor – Drew Davidson

Shorter University Student Alumni Association (SUSAA) – The Shorter University Student Alumni Association (SUSAA) is an undergraduate initiative to promote an awareness of the importance of giving to Shorter University. As current students experiencing the gifts of our alumni, we must begin to take responsibility for future generations. As alumni, we are accountable for the continual success Shorter achieves. A relationship with Shorter does not end at Commencement. – Advisor – Sarah Bradfield

Zeta Tau Alpha – Zeta Tau Alpha, founded in 1898, is the 3rd largest national sorority in the United States. Stretching from coast to coast, our sisters contribute their time and talents towards spreading breast cancer awareness to women. Collectively, ZTA has donated $1.6 million to support breast cancer education and awareness since 1992. Our chapter at Shorter University also plans fun sisterhood events such as formals, date nights, mixers, intramural sports, and inter-greek activities. Staff Advisor – Kassi Pichardo

MEDIA ORGANIZATIONS

The Hawkeye Magazine – The Hawkeye magazine is a student produced magazine from the department of communications. Because of the ever-changing industry of communications, production of a digital magazine provides real, on-the-job training for our students focusing in public relations. The Hawkeye will release two publications a year. Faculty Advisor – Melissa Baskin

Chimes – The Chimes Literary Magazine is a student operated magazine that publishes creative writing. The magazine accepts submissions in the categories of photography, art, non-fiction prose, poetry, and short stories. The Chimes offers writers of poetry and short stories a chance to compete for cash prizes in the annual creative writing contest. Additionally, The Chimes offers awards for artwork. While all submissions will be considered for publication, prizes will only be awarded to students enrolled at Shorter University. Advisor – Dr. Fabrice Poussin  Click here for more information on Chimes.