Student Organizations

Southern offers limitless opportunities for getting involved. Thanks to students with good ideas and the drive to get things done, the university hosts more than 50 clubs, societies, associations, and ministries — all open to new members with similar interests, skills, or just plain curiosity. If you would like to join any of these student organizations, either stop by booths at the Organization Showcase each fall or contact Student Development in the student center to be put in touch with a club officer. If you have an idea for a new club, visit Kari Shultz in the Student Life and Activities office.

Starting a Student Organization

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Serving as an officer of a student organization not only adds to a student’s leadership experience, but also makes a contribution to the university’s overall social atmosphere. Some of the responsibilities of running a club include collecting dues, raising funds, organizing social events, submitting forms, and planning community service opportunities.

Running a Student Organization

BCUStudents interested in starting a new club must complete and submit a registration form along with the organization’s constitution and by-laws by the semester deadline. Pick up the registration form and ask questions in the Student Life and Activities office. Find out more in the Student Organization Handbook.

Student Organizations


Accounting & Finance Club

The SAU Accounting and Finance Club facilitates student's pursuit to gain valuable experience in preparation for future careers in financial management. PRESIDENT: Bradford Lorenz

Adventist Peace Fellowship

To raise awareness about peacemaking, human rights, care for the environment, and social justice on Southern's campus. PRESIDENT: Eunice Gomez

African Student Union

To serve as a representative for African culture at Southern Adventist University. PRESIDENT: Charity Ogoti

Allied Health

To provide students with opportunities for growth in the areas of professional development, social activities, and community service, to share the love of Christ in various ways and thereby provide opportunities of spiritual growth. To motivate and encourage each other in Christ and fellow allied health professions. PRESIDENT: Ahilyn Mora 

Alpha Mu Gamma

The honoring of students for outstanding achievements during their first year of foreign language study in college. However, student may be admitted at any stage in their college careers. PRESIDENT: Genesis Serrano

Asian Club

The Asian club exists as an organization of students whose main focus is to foster awareness of the diverse Asian heritage of our campus. The club hopes to enrich the collegiate experience through the exchange of ideas, academic encouragement, social activities, and spiritual growth. PRESIDENT: Gordon Marbun

Black Christian Union (BCU)

The purpose of BCU is to welcome and encourage individuals of all cultures to share the love of Christ, to motivate and encourage each other, and to serve SAU's community through music, drama, social activities and educational opportunities. PRESIDENT: Priya Roberts

Business Society

To recognize and acknowledge business students who demonstrate a genuine drive to become successful stewards and business women/men. PRESIDENT: Nicole Carrillo

Chemistry Club

To allow students in chemistry to become better acquainted. To promote better relationships between chemistry faculty and students. To foster a spiritual atmosphere among students and increase visibility of chemical science at Southern Adventist University. PRESIDENT: Megan Schlinsog

Communication Club

To organize the journalism and communication majors and minors. To establish a sense of community among club members. To encourage professional growth and community out reach and spiritual growth. PRESIDENT: Kristen Vonnoh 

Computer Club

The computer club is organized and shall be operated under the general goals of computer education and advancement. Its specific objective is to provide opportunities for people interested in computers to learn and socialize together. PRESIDENT: Jonathan Gilbert 

Creature Kind SAU

To raise awareness and support for compassion to animals. To help students discover the joy of service projects and advocacy work through participating in creature kind for Southern Adventist university projects. PRESIDENT: Natalie Portilla

Education Club

To nurture the development of caring persons who emulate the Christ-centered principles of discipleship and service through social activities and community service. To provide opportunities to become informed facilitators through providing professional development opportunities. To motivate and encourage education majors to become Christian reflective decision makers. To foster the dispositions of committed professionals who strive towards excellence. PRESIDENT: Kabrina Perkins

Enactus

To inspire innovation to meet the needs of our local and global community through Christ centered service. PRESIDENT: Eileen Flores 

English Club

The purpose of the Southern Adventist University English Club is to increase the literary and cultural awareness of students on our campus. PRESIDENT: Alexis Jones 

French Club

To promote and encourage the students and faculty of Southern Adventist University to find interest and become involved with the French language by actively studying, learning about, and connecting with it. PRESIDENT: Cynthia Roman

Global Leadership Society

To provide students with experiences with which they are able to expand their global perspective in different types of work environments from mission work, to government, to the corporate world. PRESIDENT: Coby Federowski

GYCSE

Generation of Youth for Christ Southeast (GYCSE), aims to mobilize and train young adults who are fully committed to the distinctive message and mission of the Seventh-Day Adventist Church and who desire to take it to the world. PRESIDENT: Josh Draget 

History Club

The purpose of the History Club will be to create an environment of historical interest that facilitates learning and creative thinking. PRESIDENT: Tucker Sutton

Latin American Club

Designed to cater to the Latino community of Southern Adventist University. To purpose of LAC is to provide cultural activities by enriching the student body with Latin American culture, whether it is through social activities, religious programs, or club events. PRESIDENT: Mark Galvez 

Long Term Care

To increase awareness, familiarize majors and show the future of Long Term Care on Southern Adventist University's campus. PRESIDENT: Parker Center 

Music Club

To offer activities and events that promote camaraderie and networking among those who are interested in the art of music. PRESIDENT: Daniel Esperante

Oceania Islander Club

The purpose of OIC is to welcome and provide a South Pacific Islands community for future and present Southern Adventist University students. PRESIDENT: Noa Soisoi

One Praise

To have student led music ministry. Music evangelism to share the gospel through song and praise. PRESIDENT: Jade Bromfield

Peruvian Club

To spread Peruvian culture among Southern Adventist University. PRESIDENT: Jacqui Recuenco

Physics and Engineering Club

Organize and promote an interest in physics and engineering. It's objective is to provide opportunities for people interested in physics and engineering to learn and socialize together. PRESIDENT: Evan Fonseca

Pre-Dent Club

The purpose is to provide pre-dental students with info on dentistry and to aid in their preparation for dental school, applications, testing, education, and maintaining a Christian professional lifestyle. It is also to inform the members about upcoming events in the field of dentistry. PRESIDENT: Bianca Retamozo 

Pre-Med Club

The Pre-Med Club helps aid students in pursuit of a medical career through extracurricular social, mental, and spiritual opportunities. PRESIDENT: Jenna Lee

Pre-Vet Club

To provide pre-vet members with opportunities and resources to accomplish their goals and enjoy their shared interest in animals. PRESIDENT: Daniele Fonseca

PRSSA (Public Relations)

To serve its members by enhancing their knowledge of public relations and providing access to professional development opportunities. PRESIDENT: Julia Scriven

Psi Chi

Psi Chi is a national honor society whose purpose shall be to encourage, stimulate, and maintain excellence in the scholarship of the individual members in all fields. Particularly in psychology. To advance the science of psychology. PRESIDENT: Lindsey Bonilla

School of Nursing

To become active members on campus and in the surrounding Chattanooga community through outreach focused both on helping those in need and displaying the life of Christ through service opportunities. PRESIDENT: DJ Sommerville

SOAR

Promotes awareness and inclusion, create a climate free from barriers and discrimination and understanding of challenges individuals with disabilities experience. PRESIDENT: Alysia Wright

Social Work Club

To promote spiritual, social and intellectual development among the members and those they come in contact with. PRESIDENT: Angelica Rodriguez

Society of Political Sciences

To function as a resource center, providing members the relevant experiences and act as a liaison for students interested in the fields of politics, law, and government service. PRESIDENT: Jackson Mowrer

Songwriters Community Club

To support and encourage the talent of student songwriters. To provide and opportunity for songwriters to connect with each other. To offer a learning environment for those interested in songwriting. To create a safe community for song analysis and feedback. To allow for free spiritual voicing though lyrical expression. PRESIDENT: Brittney Finck

Southern Smiths

To teach people the skill of blacksmithing so that they can reach out to the community here at Southern Adventist University, home, and/or abroad and to show them what they have learned. PRESIDENT: Samir Khalil

Southern Striders

Provide opportunities for students to compete and have fun. Provide a variety of times to run. Provide an extracurricular activity that promotes health to anyone. To put God first and foremost in every run. PRESIDENT: Pablo Huerfano

Student Ministerial Association

To promote personal growth, mutual fellowship and spiritual guidance to religion majors of Southern Adventist University. Unite. Minister. Train.  PRESIDENT: Aaron Trelfa 

Student Missions Club

The purpose of the SM club is to support current student missionaries, empower potential student missionaries, and recharge returned student missionaries. Furthermore, the club will abide by all policies set forth in the SAU club eligibility criteria. PRESIDENT: Benjamin Williams

Young Americans for Liberty

To train new activists for liberty and to educate the student body about their freedoms. PRESIDENT: Jordan Adams

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