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Clubs & Organizations

clubs.jpgCatawba College offers a wide range of clubs and organizations to its students, and always remains open to organizing a new group in response to student interest. Descriptions of campus organizations are listed below. For additional information on any of these groups, or about getting a new organization started, contact the Office of Campus Activities and Programming jgillean@catawba.edu.

Eligibility to Hold Office:  A student must maintain a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0 in order to hold an office in any student organization. Student Government officers must maintain a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.2 at the time of the election and during the term of office.



ALPHA Program
Alphas, a group made up of upper class students, work with faculty advisors during the First Year Orientation programs to assist new students in adjusting to the academic, co-curricular, and social environment of Catawba. Alphas provide peer assistance with academic and personal needs. They also help with questions, listen to concerns, and serve to welcome new students into the Catawba community.


Alpha Chi
Alpha Chi, a national honorary society, seeks to recognize junior and senior students who demonstrate outstanding scholarship and character during their pursuit of a liberal arts education. Membership is limited on the basis of academic standing (3.7 GPA as a junior, 3.5 GPA as a senior and rank in the top 10 percent of their class) and all members must be elected by the faculty. Alpha Chi is the highest recognition of academic excellence at Catawba College for students in the B.A., B.F.A. and B.S. degree programs.


Alpha Psi Omega
Alpha Psi Omega, a national honorary society for theatre students, provides membership for those doing a high standard of work in dramatics. Election to membership is based on character, leadership, exceptional performance of production responsibilities, and scholarship.


Alpha Sigma Lambda
Alpha Sigma Lambda, a national honorary society, promotes academic excellence in non- traditional programs and recognizes the academic accomplishments of outstanding students in the Evening and Graduate Studies on Campus. Membership is limited on the basis of academic standing (3.5 GPA , rank in the top 10 percent of Evening and Graduate Studies, completed 24 semester hours at Catawba, and completed 12 semester hours in liberal arts subjects). Alpha Sigma Lambda is the highest recognition of academic excellence at Catawba College for students in the B.B.A. and B.A.E. degree programs.


American Chemical Society - Student Affiliates
The American Chemical Society Student Affiliates(SAACS) supports undergraduate students and faculty in promoting professional development, mentoring and peer-support mechanisms. SAACS allows students interested in the chemical sciences to network with top professionals, attend scientific meetings, and directly access research.


Arrowhead
The Arrowhead, the literary magazine published by Catawba students, allows students, faculty and staff to submit poetry, prose, art, or photography for publication. Membership is open to anyone interested. The publication consists of one issue per semester. Other activities include an annual poetry and prose reading and an awards reception.


Beta Beta Beta
Beta Beta Beta, a national honorary and professional society for biology students, improves the appreciation of biological study and undergraduate research. Membership is open for students who show great interest in biology and demonstrate superior academic achievement. Induction proceedings take place in March. Members attend the annual regional meeting in April.


Blue Masque
The Blue Masque, a theatrical club, welcomes students interested in any element of theatre production. Membership is open to anyone, including students outside the theater department. Activities include regular meetings, Blue Masque productions, student-directed projects, various one-act plays, and an annual Blue Masque Awards Banquet.


Catawba Anime and Gaming Club

The Catawba Anime and Gaming Club is an organization for all students who love the art of anime and playing video games. This group is also for those who are interested in the rich culture of Japan. The club offers movie nights featuring classic anime movies and hosts gaming tournaments throughout the year.


Campus Crusade for Christ
Campus Crusade for Christ, a student-led worship organization, provides opportunities to study and discuss the Bible, worship at weekly services, and pray together. Fellowship, encouragement, and spiritual development are key components of Campus Crusade for Christ. Membership is open to anyone.


Catawba Athletic Training Club (CATS)
The CATS Club an athletic training society that promotes health and wellness. Membership is open to all athletic training majors as well as any interested students. CATS activities include service projects, educational events and symposiums on health issues, and promotion of allied health careers.


Catawba Guides
Catawba Guides, a student outreach organization for the Office of Admissions, lead campus tours for prospective students and their parents. Catawba Guide activities include opportunities to visit hometown high schools, attend receptions, and take prospective students to observe Catawba classes. Catawba Guides may also choose to welcome a perspective student to attend an overnight housing event to experience dorm life. Membership is limited to approximately 40 students based on academic standing (2.25 GPA). The application and interview process takes place in January and is open to all interested freshmen, sophomores and juniors.


Catawba Outreach for Biology (COB)
This group focuses on teaching young children and sparking an interest in the local and global ecosystem via live animal demonstrations, creative activities and outreach oriented projects. The club extends to both biology majors and non-majors with an interest in animals and children.


Catawba PRIDE Band
Catawba PRIDE, the College’s marching band, entertains audiences at football and basketball games. Membership is open to students from all academic disciplines through auditions and interviews held by the Director of the Band. Activities include performing half time shows, displaying school spirit during games, and hosting the annual Catawba Pride Band Competition.


Catawba Supernatural Investigators
This paranormal investigation club conducts various paranormal investigations on campus and around the Salisbury community. Membership is open to anyone interested in the research and study of the paranormal. Activities include monthly meetings, club events, and community service projects.


Cheerleaders
Cheerleaders promote spirit for teams during athletic events. Membership is open to all interested students through a series of tryouts held before a panel of judges during the spring semester. Activities include inspiring spirit during games, conducting cheerleading camps and traveling for athletic events.


Choral and Instrumental Music Ensembles
Catawba’s choral, instrumental, and popular music groups, perform and participate in a number of campus and community programs. Membership is open to all interested students by audition.


Dance Ensemble
This is a campus dance company, performs a variety of dances once per semester. Membership is open to all interested students by audition. Activities include occasional performances for local schools, organizations, and art events.


Dead Athenian Society (D.A.S.)
The Dead Athenian Society, a society of male students, provides opportunities for fellowship, service, and growth in social and spiritual nature. Membership is by invitation only. Activities include hosting and assisting with campus social activities, attending overnight retreats, participating in community service activities, and helping with special events.


Delphinian Society
The Delphinian Society, a society of female students, provides opportunities for creating friendships, serving the college community, and extending aid to fellow students. Membership is by invitation only. Activities include: social activities, community service, and special events.


Diversity Club
This is a cultural appreciation organization, strives to create the awareness of diversity of races, creeds, and religions.
Membership is open to all interested students. Activities include hosting events during Black History Month, Diversity Week, and other programs.


Environment Catawba Outreach (ECO)
ECO, the campus environment club, strives to educate and encourage the campus community to
practice environmentally sound habits and techniques. Membership is open to all interested students. Activities include raising environmental awareness, planning events, and hosting community service opportunities.


Fellowship of Christian Athletes
This is a student athlete led worship service that promotes fellowship, encouragement, and social development.
Membership is open to all interested students. Activities include: meetings, fellowship, and activities involving other FCA groups and spiritual emphasis.


Gamma Sigma Epsilon

Gamma Sigma Epsilon, a national honor society in chemistry, unites those with a high scholastic grade in Chemistry. Membership is open to chemistry majors and minors on the basis of academic standing (3.0 GPA in Chemistry/overall).


Helen Foil Beard Women's Society (HFBWS)
This is an organization for female students, faculty, and staff that encourages the exploration and celebration of the accomplishments of women. Membership is open to all interested female students. Activities include hosting forums and presentations on women's issues and promoting service projects that benefit women.


Iota Tau Alpha
Iota Tau Alpha, a national honor society for athletic training students, recognizes individuals in the field of Athletic Training who have been accredit to their studies. Membership is limited on the basis of academic standing (3.2 overall GPA and Junior or Senior standing).n.


Kappa Delta Pi
Kappa Delta Pi, an international honor society in teacher education, supports the cause of bettering teacher education and all educators. Membership is by invitation only and is limited to the basis of academic standing (Juniors and Seniors majoring or minoring in Teacher Education with a minimum 3.2 GPA with a recommendation by the Department of Teacher Education.).


Kappa Mu Epsilon
Kappa Mu Epsilon, a national honor society for students and faculty in mathematics and related fields, sponsors activities for Catawba students with a mathematical theme. Membership is limited on the basis of academic standing (completed at least three semesters at Catawba College and completed three mathematical courses maintaining a “B” average, ranking among the upper 35% of their class). Activities include celebrating Pi Day, watching movies with mathematical content, participating in problem contests, and other campus events.


Lambda Pi Eta
This is an honor society of the National Communication Association (NCA). Membership is limited on the basis of academic standing (60 semester hours and credit courses, 3.0 GPA, 12 credit hours of communication courses, maintaining a 3.25 GPA in these courses, and rank amongst the to 35% of their class).


Math Club
The Math Club is an honorary math organization that encourages fellowship among students with common interests and provides information
for graduate schools and employment opportunities for mathematics majors. Membership is limited by invitation only.


National Association for Music Educators
The National Association for Music Educators, a national organization that promotes involvement in performing and teaching music in
local schools, serves many facets of music performance and education on and off campus. Membership is limited to students with an
interest in promoting music and education in schools, participation in one or more Catawba music ensembles, and the payment of an
annual membership fee.


Order of The Blue and The White
The Order recognizes young men who have manifested scholarship, character, culture and service in their lives. Membership is limited to fifteen rising juniors who are invited and initiated each spring.


Phi Beta Lamba
PBL, a student group, gives members the opportunity to acquire leadership skills, business savvy and technical knowledge that will set them apart from the average graduate. Membership is open to all interested students. Activities include participating in “Real World” experiences, travel, and monthly meetings.


Phi Epsilon

Phi Epsilon, an honors society, promotes scholarly and cultural activities for its members and other students of the college community. Membership is based upon the character, leadership, and service of students who are eligible. The purpose of this society is to unite the outstanding members of the student body as a unified group.


Phi Sigma Iota
Phi Sigma Iota, a national honors society for foreign language studies, recognizes outstanding achievement in the study of foreign languages. Membership is limited on the basis of academic standing among advanced foreign language students (overall average of at least A or B).


Philomathean Society
The Philomathean Society, a society of male students, provides opportunities for fellowship, service, and social and spiritual growth. Membership is by invitation only. Activities include participating in enrichment sessions, social activities, overnight retreats, and community service.


The Pioneer
The Pioneer, Catawba College’s online student newspaper, covers campus and local news. Students meet weekly to receive story assignments and discuss ideas for newspaper content. Membership is open to all interested students.


Pre-Health Organization
The Pre-Health Organization, a student preparation group, assists students who are pursuing a career in the healthcare industry. Activities include informing students about health career options, assisting students and choosing courses, and emphasizing the importance of preparing for graduate admissions exams.


Psi Chi
Psi Chi is an honor association for those students who show exceptional progress and ability in the study of Psychology.


The Psychology Club

The Psychology Club, a major-based organization, accepts majors and underclassmen that may be interested in majoring in this field.


The Residence Hall Association
RHA, a community building group, provides campus wide activities and programs. Membership is open to all interested students. Activities include participating in campus sponsored events, fundraising for community service and late night intramural activities.es.


Sigma Tau Delta
Sigma Tau Delta, is an honor society for English majors and minors that seek to promote the study of the English language and its literature. Membership is by invitation only. Sigma Tau Delta is open to English majors and minors of high academic standing.


Spanish Club

The Spanish Club, a culture based organization, seeks to encourage positive interactions on campus with Spanish speaking culture.
Membership is open to all interested students. Activities include participating in events and community service.


Student-Athlete Advisory Club
The Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) is a group composed of representatives from each of the varsity sports and athletic trainers as nominated by their coaches. This group allows the student-athletes to have a voice on NCAA legislation and athletic department policy. They are also a service group promoting school and community spirit. The SAAC helps to build the relationships between athletes, faculty, staff, administration and community. Meetings are conducted monthly with representatives and the club officers.


Student North Carolina Association of Educators (SNCAE)
SNCAE, a prospective teachers club, promotes the professional and social advancement and refinement of the profession. Membership is open to anyone majoring or minoring in education. Activities include: monthly meetings, a pinning ceremony, and many others.


Student Government Association (SGA)

The Student Government Association, led by student-selected representatives, stands for a variety of students needs and interests. SGA promotes self-government and participation through many types of structures. A full text of the SGA Constitution and a list of current executive officers is available at www.catawba.edu/sga.


Student Honors Advisory Council (SHAC)
This is an honors program that promotes the activities and programs of the Ralph W. Ketner School of Business. Membership is open to Business majors. This club participates in activities promoting excellence, success, and ownership.


Volunteer Catawba
Volunteer Catawba, a Lilly Center program, provides opportunities for students to serve those in need. Volunteer efforts are open to anyone. Activities include working with schools, hospitals, nursing homes, homeless shelters, and other non-profit organizations.


Wigwam Productions
Wigwam Productions, the student programming board, promotes and produces campus entertainment and events for the campus community.
Membership is open to any students interested that have completed one full semester at Catawba. Activities include programming,
working with agents and artists, and learning set up of sound and lights.