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 student organizations, 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 the booths at the Organization Showcase each fall or contact Student Development in the student center to be put in touch with an officer. If you have an idea for a new organization, visit Kari Shultz in the Student Life and Activities office.
Starting a Student Organization
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 organization include collecting dues, raising funds, organizing social events, submitting forms, and planning community service opportunities.
Running a Student Organization
Students interested in starting a new organization must complete and submit a registration form along with the organization’s constitution and by-laws by the semester deadline. You can fill out and submit the application online and if you have questions, feel free to stop by the Student Life and Activities office located in the Student Center by KR's. You can also find out more information in the Student Organization Handbook
Adventist Peace Fellowship
To bring global issues to campus from an Adventist perspective.
President: Caroline Smith
African Student Union
To celebrate, empower, and educate the school body regarding our African values and
President: Charity Ogoti
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(s): Allison Johnson and Mathilda Nafie
To promote artistic activities and spiritual growth by experiencing God through nature.
President(s): Daniah Pergerson and Jonathan Green
The Asian club exists as an organization of students whose main focus is to foster
awareness of the diverse Asian heritage on our campus. The organization hopes to enrich
the collegiate experience through the exchange of ideas, academic encouragement, social
activities, and spiritual growth.
President: Emily Dee
To provide opportunities for students to enjoy road and mountain biking. To promote health. To educate members on the care and maintenance of bikes and to provide social support for one another's physical, mental, and spiritual well-being.
President: Yeji Kim
Black Christian Union (BCU)
To have an organization led by the students of the university that fosters community
and welcomes and encourages individuals of all cultures to become members.
President: Janae Cornwall
To create an organization where business students can learn outside the classroom
through community enrichment activities, social events, and business tours.
President: Cole Williams
To allow students with an interest in chemistry to get to know each other; to promote
relations between students and chemistry faculty; foster a spiritual atmosphere; to
increase visibility of chemical sciences.
President: Alex Bahn
To organize the journalism and communication department. To establish a sense of community
along organization members, encourage professional growth, encourage spiritual growth,
and community outreach.
President: Autumn Dunzweiler
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: Dakota Cookenmaster
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 SAU projects.
President: Chelsea Henry
To nurture the development of caring persons, to provid opportunities to become informed
facilitators, and to motivate Education majors to become Christian decision makers.
President: Kabrina Perkins
Primarily to foster a sense of belonging on campus and to engage in community service
acts focused on spreading awareness and importance of mental health.
President: Nathan D. Martin
Inspire innovation to meet the needs of our local and global community through Christ
President: Ashley Blake
Increase the literary and cultural awareness of students on our campus and to provide
opportunities to attend cultural activities in our surrounding community.
President: Alexis Jones
To encourage students to think about reducing waste and caring for the planet; motivate
students to be good stewards of the earth; serve Southern's community through social
activities and educational opportunities.
President: Kimberly Kenny-Maclure
Fly Fishing Club
For a group of young men and women who share the simple, yet unique passion for the
outdoors to come together for fly fishing trips and activities.
President: Tate VanEgmond
GYCSE seeks to equip and inspire young people to be Christian ambassadors to their
respective places of work and study.
President: Kaili Kimbrow
To create an environment of historical interest that facilitates learning and creative
President: Kaleigh Buckner
To put a smile on others faces, create a supportive community of friends, and be a
friend to others just as Jonathan from the Bible was a friend to David.
President: Jonathan Batchelder
President: Devin Vaudreuil
Latin American Club
Provide cultural activities to enrich the student body with Latin American culture.
President: Julio Hernandez
Long Term Care
To increase awareness of Long-Term Care (LTC) among the student body. A place where
LTCA majors become more familiar with the industry, to show LTCA majors that their
future occupation is a ministry for Christ.
President: Ulysses R. Aguilar
For music lovers to have worship, service, and social events together.
President: Georgii Zaitsev
Oceania Islander Club
To welcome and provide an Oceania Islander community for future and present students.
President: Sokopeti Paong
Physics and Engineering Club
The advancement and diffusion of knowledge of physics, the encouragement of interest
in physics throughout the academic and local communities, and introduction to the
professional community for students.
President: Indiana Rhodes
To provide Pre-Dental students with information on dentistry and aid in their preparation
for dental school, applications, testing, educations, while and maintaining a Christian
President: Daniel Lee
Help students interested in pursuing a medical career. Along with mentoring students,
the organization will provide extracurricular social, mental, and spiritual opportunities
and activities to the members during their education.
President: Cheryl Wang
To provide an educational foundation/support group for pre-vet students and to inform
the student body about animal-related opportunities that allows them to give back
to the community.
President: Cassidy Czaykowsky
PRSSA (Public Relations)
PRSSA is the foremost organization for students interested in public relations and
communication. We advocate academic standards for PR education the highest ethical
principles and diversity in the profession.
President: Sadie Dixon
A national honor society whose purpose shall be to encourage, stimulate, and maintain
excellence in scholarship of the individual members in all fields, particularly in
psychology, and to advance the science of psychology.
President: Emmalina Pleshka
President: Amanda Reed
School of Nursing
To become active members on campus and in the surrounding Chattanooga community through
outreach focused on helping those in need and displaying the life of Christ through
President: DJ Sommerville
To promote awareness and inclusiveness while working to transform the understanding
of challenges individuals with disabilities face.
President: Alysia Wright
Social Work Club
To promote a spirit of community among members of the School of Social Work. Encourage
activities that will promote spiritual, social, intellectual development among the
members and those that they come in contact with.
President: Claire Ashcraft
Society of Political Sciences
President: Xavier Snyder
We, the members of the Southern Smiths, seek to learn the art of blacksmithing. We
wish to pursue the preservation of this trade by introducing the opportunity for students,
alumni, and community members to experience the ringing of steel and the welding of
President: Brendan Hayes
To be a club that seeks to provide opportunities for students to compete and have
fun while portraying a Christian example for others outside the club. To provide flexibility
to students by having three different times to meet. To promote health and put God
first and foremost in every run.
President: Rachel Flerchinger
Student Ministerial Association (SMA)
To unite, minister to and train school of Religion majors for ministry.
President: Marco Vigil
Create a community while playing spikeball.
President: Jayson Rhea
Student Missions (SM) Club
The purpose of the SM Club is to support current student missionaries, empower potential
student missionaries, and recharge returned student missionaries.
President: Michael Baranda