Student Organizations

Student Organizations
Departmental and Professional Organizations
General Interest Organizations and Clubs
Honorary Societies
Service Learning

Marian University Student Life

Being a Sabre means immersing yourself in the Marian University community, where everyone is invested in each other’s success and memories are just waiting to be made. Whether you join one of our 40+ student-led clubs and organizations, play on one of our 21 NCAA sports or four club teams, or find independent interests, you’ll find something you’re passionate about to spend time with people passionate about seeing you achieve greatness. Marian University is where lasting memories are made, global citizens become innovators, and your classroom experiences will help you make a difference in the lives of others. Here, your college experience will be meaningful, exciting, and one you’ll never forget.

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Student Organizations

Don’t just go to college – make the most out of it! Marian University offers 40+ student-led clubs and organizations to help you make friends, make memories, and make a difference in the lives of others.

Whether you’re looking to expand your knowledge in your field of study, further your personal interests, or advocate on behalf of yourself and others, Marian University offers a variety of opportunities for learning and networking for every major and interest.

Departmental and Professional Organizations

Art Club is open to all students and is focused on creative expression and fun. Meetings are held weekly and always include a variety of art activities.

The Business Club is open to all students and is of particular interest to students with a major or minor in accounting, economics, finance, management, marketing, or sport and recreation management. The club’s mission is to bring in leaders to educate students in business practices. This provides members with a fun learning experience outside of the classroom. The Business Club provides speakers on campus, field trips, student activities, and fund raisers throughout the academic year to help students learn more about the field of business.

The Criminal Justice and Homeland Security Club is composed of students with the collective interest in various CRJ/HOS agencies. The Club strives to provide students experience with the Criminal Justice System, locally and nationally that is outside of a classroom setting. Students will gain a better insight into these career paths and give students the ability to make connections with outside agencies.

Membership

Anyone is welcome to be a part of the CRJ/HOS Club. You do not have to major or minor in CRJ or HOS to join the club.

The purpose of Exercise and Sport Science Club is to provide an opportunity for those interested to further explore the field of exercise and sport science; to have the opportunity to take a leadership role at Marian University to benefit for future career; to provide volunteer opportunities throughout the Marian and Fond du Lac community.

Membership

Any student enrolled at Marian University who shall participates in the Exercise and Sport Science Club event/meeting per semester and who participates in the Exercise and Sport Science Club fundraising event per semester.

Marian University’s Forensic Science Association is an organized group of students who have an interest in the various forensic disciplines. Membership is open to all students – not just forensic science majors. The purpose of the Forensic Science Association is to advance the field of forensic science, develop a greater sense of community, promote understanding, and stimulate academic achievement and excellence.

Membership

Any full-time Marian University student that wishes to join the organization can attend the meetings.

The goals of the organization are to expose members to the various professional fields of communication; to evaluate differing forms of communication within their specific environments; to give members opportunities to interact with and develop their interests in the various fields of communication; to give member opportunities to explore professional opportunities within the field of communication; and to provide members with opportunities for social interaction with other students who have similar career goals.

Membership

MCA is open to all students.

All education majors are encouraged to join MSEA. Affiliated with national, state, and local education associations, MSEA provides interaction with educational programs and provides many opportunities to work with children and come to understand the education system. The goals of MSEA are: (1) to influence the conditions under which prospective teachers are prepared, thus promoting maximum professional competence; (2) to examine the present and future conditions that confront students preparing to teach; (3) to develop an understanding and appreciation for the education profession; (4) to stimulate the highest ideals of professional ethics, standards, attitudes, and training; and (5) to provide a national, state, and local voice in education for students enrolled in educational programs. Professional activities include conferences and workshops, speakers, tutoring opportunities and participation in observing American Education Week.

Description

We are the organization on campus made up of students who are dedicated to helping students to grow, develop, and succeed academically and in their lives. We talk about information going on in schools, hear from various speakers in the school system or with experience, and do fun activities that can be done in the classroom.

Who can join? Anyone who loves to help students succeed!

The Marian University Student Nurses Association is a local constituent of the Wisconsin Student Nurses Association and the National Student Nurses Association. The goals of MUSNA are: (1) to explore and develop a greater understanding of the nursing profession, (2) to promote personal and professional development of nursing students, and (3) to provide service to others in the Marian and surrounding communities. Activities include monthly meetings with various guest speakers relating to health care professions, community and University service projects, fundraising, and attending student nurse conventions on the state and national levels.

MUSNA is a great way to collaborate with other nursing students. This organization gives you the opportunity to network, ask questions, and get involved.

Who can join?

Anyone interested in entering the nursing profession is welcomed.

The purpose of PHP is to assist pre-health individuals by developing skills and knowledge in their fields of interest. This is done through inviting guest speakers to campus; planning trips to visit schools; providing information on admissions tests, admissions requirements, pre-requisites, personal statements; arranging community service events; MCAT and GRE prep sessions; volunteering and any other activity requested by the members of the club.

Who can join?

Anyone is welcome to join but we encourage pre-health students to join because our focus is to assist in any way with health professional schools.

Psychology Club is an informal gathering of free thinkers who discuss everything from music lyrics and movies to the nature of existence, all while having a great time! Members are involved in campus and community activities related to the field of psychology. Psychology Club is open to anyone with an interest in psychology.

The Science and Math Association (SMA) is open to all students. SMA provides a positive and welcoming attitude, enthusiasm for Marian and on-campus activities and desire to better its community. SMA provides a positive and welcoming environment for students to explore interests, either tangentially or directly, related to science and math. SMA has a desire to enrich the community by participating in on-campus and off campus activities. SMA was the recipient of the President’s Cup Award for Most Outstanding Student Organization in 2008, 2009, and 2017.

Who can join? Anyone is welcome to join, it does help to have an interest in science and/or math but is not necessary.

The Student Social Work Association was organized to afford students a forum in which they (1) exercise their right to organize and discuss their own interests concerning academic and student life within the social work program, (2) participate in the formulation of policy affecting academic and student life with the program, (3) enhance social justice through promotion of people helping people on campus and in the community and (4) provide mutual support for one another.

Who can join?

All students are welcome to join SSWA.

General Interest Organizations and Clubs

Alpha Xi Delta, a national Panhellenic sorority, helps women realize their potential. Alpha Xi Delta was established as a chapter at Marian University in November 1995. The Theta Tau chapter, originally known as the local sorority Alpha Sigma Delta, has been active on campus since the winter of 1993. Alpha Xi Delta offers unique opportunities for personal development through participation in local and national activities. The sisters of the Theta Tau chapter have close bonds and enjoy a lifelong sisterhood. Alpha Xi Delta’s national philanthropy is Autism Speaks and the chapter is actively involved in the Fond du Lac community. Alpha Xi Delta participates at the Ronald McDonald House and the Boys and Girls Club.

Organization Description

Alpha Xi Delta is a sorority that inspires women to realize their potential by providing opportunities for sisterhood, leadership, knowledge and service. We have been at Marian University for 20 years and want to continue to grow our sisterhood and help wonderful new women join our organization.

Who can join?

Any undergraduate female student is welcome to participate in our recruitment events throughout the school year to gain membership. We also pay semester dues and have a GPA requirement of 2.5.

We strive to help others of color succeed while giving a loving and healthy brotherhood/sisterhood.

The Black Student Union is an organization that unifies all students, especially students of an African Descent through cultural, informational, and political events. We seek to empower, educate, and provide a voice for everyone on the campus. We work to provide a social and cultural outlet for its members and take an active part in the community and university.

Org Contact

blackstudentunion@marianuniversity.edu

Major Events

Black History Month, Movie Night, Bowling, Volunteer at Homeless Shelter, Winter Drive etc.

Membership

Everyone is allowed to join and come be a part of the organization.

Campus Ministry is aimed at providing a well-rounded spiritual and/or religious experience for all members of Marian University by involving everyone in various campus and community activities throughout the school year.

Advisor

Edie Crews, Campus Minister

Circle K is an international service organization that is sponsored by the Kiwanis Club of Fabulous Fond du Lac. Their mission is to develop college and university students into a global network of responsible citizens and leaders with a lifelong commitment to service and lives out their motto of “Live to Serve, Love to Serve” on campus and within the community.

Membership
Membership is open to all Marian University undergraduate students.

The purpose of the Diversity Club is to grow a culture of inclusivity regardless of status.

Membership is open to all students.

We compete against other college and university e-sports leagues. In addition, we bring the Marian student community together through campus video game events and competitions.

  • Super Smash Brothers tournaments
  • Just Dance
  • League of Legends Nights

Why join? Learn to play with a team competitively through strategy and communication or build new friendships through E-sports events and competitions.

Who can join? Any Marian student can join.

Intramural sports are a great way to play a variety of sports without the pressures and commitments of being a member of a varsity team. Intramurals are a great way to stay active, meet new friends, and a good way to relieve the stress of coursework.  Marian offers a wide variety of intramural sports throughout the year and can vary from year to year depending on interest.  Some offered in the past include:

  • Men’s Flag football
  • Women’s flag football
  • Co-ed sand volleyball
  • Indoor co-ed volleyball
  • Co-ed soccer
  • Basketball
  • Bowling
  • Kickball
  • Golf
  • Dodgeball
  • Ultimate Frisbee
  • Soccer Golf

Love Your Melon is a nationwide non-profit organization, that brings awareness to Childhood cancer. Love Your Melon is organization that brings college students from all over the US together, because they all have one goal and that is to help bring awareness and give support to kids battling cancer.

Membership

Everyone is welcomed to join! Freshman-Seniors!

The Outdoor Adventure Club will have regular outdoor activities, promote interest in the outdoor activities, and seek to leave little environmental impact.

Why join? People should join the OAC if they have a love for the outdoors. In college, a lot of our time is spent sitting down in classes and behind laptops. This is for students who want a break and a little bit of fresh air.

Who can join? Anybody can join. Some events are more rigorous but we will work to accommodate people of all fitness levels and abilities.

https://www.facebook.com/MUOutdoorAdventureClub/

The Sabre Voice Online Newspaper Staff consists of current Marian University students. Many of the Staff Writers are students who volunteered to write and publish for the newspaper in a weekly manner. The staff consists of students with different majors and is open and welcome to students interested in writing for this publication.

Students gain experience working on the publication of a newspaper and gaining writing experience in news writing and reporting, feature writing, sports writing and reporting, layout and design, photojournalism, advertising sales, and management. In addition, the students meet weekly to brainstorm, organize, and publish articles, creating a system that requires teamwork and responsibility.

The Sabre Voice Leadership Team consist of students who can transition into a leadership capacity while earning credits and valuable professional experience.

For more information about the Sabre Voice, to obtain advertising opportunity information, or to inquire how to join the staff, please contact the Sabre Voice staff at sabrevoice@marianuniversity.edu

We are a caring Christian community looking to share the Gospel with those who are curious, God-loving, or looking to know more about Jesus Christ. The purpose of this organization is to make the love of Christ available to everyone on campus. This will usually be done through a Bible Study or group event.

Membership

Side B is an inclusive organization that welcomes all Marian University students who also have inclusivity at heart.

Marian’s Student LGBTQA Organization

SPECTRUM provides the campus with opportunities to explore the lives and viewpoints of people of all sexual orientations and gender identities.  SPECTRUM hosts events supporting awareness and acceptance, dedicated to adding a new aspect of diversity to Marian University and the community in which it resides.  SPECTRUM seeks to educate as well as provide

Major Events

Opportunities for discussion & dialogue related to our Mission:  Academic Symposium Events & Panels National Coming Out Day & Ally Week Ask Me Anything Panels Events commemorating Trans Day of Remembrance & Trans Day of Visibility Opportunities for fellowship & fun: The popular Masquerade Ball Club events like movie nights & bowling Club meetings & discussions.

Membership

SPECTRUM is open to all!

This is an organization for building one’s happiness on and off campus.

Major Events

Highway cleanup, World Smile Day, International Day of Happiness, and Game and Movie Nights

Membership

Any Marian University student who wishes to join can be a part of this organization.

Why join? Because our organization helps brings smiles to people’s faces

The Student Senate strives to empower students to develop their strengths and improve their community.

Each class is represented by a Senator in the Student Senate. Meetings are held every other week and are open to all students. The Student Senate office is located in the Hornung Student Center and the Student Senate can be reached via email at: studentsenate@marianuniversity.edu.

Student Contact:

studentsenate@marianuniversity.edu

Organization Description:

As your representative body, Student Senate believes in making fair and passionate decisions that foster positive social change on campus. We want to ensure that your experience at Marian University is uplifting and inspiring.

Why should people join this organization?

Student Senate needs your voice and support in order to transform the campus into a community of better learners and leaders. Leadership positions open to students are Senators, and Executive Board positions. You are free to attend the assembly meeting, even if you are not a senator or on the Executive Board, every voice matters!

Who can join?

All full-time undergraduate students have a voice in Student Senate! Whether you are a first-year or six-year, your opinions and leadership are valued!

Where can you find more information?

Further information about this year’s Student Senate can be found on the Marian University Student Senate Facebook Page.

https://www.facebook.com/MarianStudentSenate/

This organization brings awareness to all sorts of issues people may face in life. We do not want to see people struggle alone, we want to be an advocate for them and make everyone aware of real life issues.  We created “#SabresLetsTalk” for mental health awareness, we also dedicated a week to sexual assault awareness and we work to bring awareness to domestic violence, bullying, eating disorders, and many more issues.

Membership

Any and all current students have the opportunity to be a part of “SUAVE.”

The Student Veteran’s Organization (SVO) is open to student veterans, current service members and families seeking higher education. SVO strives to assist students in their transition from the military to college life.

Honorary Societies

Delta Epsilon Sigma is a national scholastic honor society comprised of students, faculty, staff and alumni. It was founded in 1939 to recognize academic accomplishments; foster scholarly activities, community involvement and service learning; and encourage a sense of intellectual endeavors among its members. National recognition is accorded through the local chapter, Delta Tau. Students with a cumulative grade point average of 3.5 are eligible for membership. The society sponsors an annual National Student Award, an annual undergraduate award, an annual fellowship and an annual writing competition award. Eligibility begins after sophomore year.

Kappa Delta Pi, International Honor Society in Education, is dedicated to scholarship and excellence in education. The Society is a community of scholars dedicated to worthy ideals: We recognize scholarship and excellence in education. We promote the development and dissemination of worthy educational ideas and practices. We enhance the continuous growth and leadership of our diverse membership. We foster inquiry and reflection on significant educational issues and we maintain a high degree of professional fellowship. Marian University’s Alpha Delta Theta chapter truly lives by the Kappa Delta Pi motto: “So to teach, so to serve, so to live.”

The communication department at Marian University is affiliated with the National Communication Association Honor Society of Lambda Pi Eta and is under the charter of the Mu Mu Chapter. Lambda Pi Eta recognizes, fosters, and rewards outstanding scholastic achievement in communication studies; stimulates interest in the field of communication; promotes and encourages professional development among communication majors; provides an opportunity to discuss and exchange ideas in the field of communication; establishes and maintains close relationships between faculty and students; and explores options for graduate education in communication studies. In order to be eligible for the honor society, students must meet the following requirements: earn at least 60 university credits, earn at least 12 credits in Communication, hold a 3.0 overall GPA, and hold a 3.25 GPA in Communication coursework.

The purposes of the Phi Alpha honor society are to provide a closer bond among students of social work and promote humanitarian goals and ideals. Phi Alpha fosters high standards of education for social workers and invites into membership those who have attained excellence in scholarship as a social work major, achieved sophomore status, completed nine semester hours of required social work courses, achieved an overall grade point average of 3.0, and a 3.25 GPA in required social work courses.

Pi Gamma Mu, International Honor Society in Social Sciences, recognizes academic achievements and offers enrichment opportunities through service projects, publications, scholarships, and lectureship grants. Students interested in becoming members must meet the following criteria: minimum 3.0 GPA, completion of 20 semester hours in social science courses, and placement in the upper 35 percent of their class. University personnel are welcome to accept the privileges and responsibilities of membership as well.

Sigma Beta Delta is an honor society for students who are pursuing baccalaureate degrees in business, management or business administration. The Society recognizes the principles of wisdom, honor and the pursuit of meaningful aspirations as important for academic success. Additionally, they serve as guidelines that lead to a fulfilling personal and professional – one distinguished by honorable service to humanity. To be eligible for national recognition and lifetime membership, a student must be a junior or a senior and ranked in the upper 20 percent of the class. Eligible students are notified. For more information, please contact Laurie at (920) 923-8139.

Sigma Tau Delta provides English majors an opportunity to interact with others in their major for enjoyment, increased intellectual and aesthetic awareness and a better overall sense of their discipline’s career opportunities. Sigma Tau Delta offers information, publishing opportunities and organized events and activities students can use to fully realize their potential as English majors.

Sigma Tau Delta is the International English Honor Society that strives to foster literacy within society and connect English students with each other and opportunities in their field of study.

Meeting Times

Bi-weekly

Major events

Campus Book Club and attendance of the Sigma Tau Delta National Convention

Membership

Candidates for undergraduate membership must have completed a minimum of two college courses in English language or literature beyond the usual requirements in freshman English. The candidate must have a minimum of a B or equivalent average in English and in general scholarship, must rank* at least in the highest thirty-five percent of his/her class, and must have completed at least three semesters or five quarters of college course work. (Local chapters may raise, but not lower, these criteria.) Candidates for undergraduate membership need not be majoring or minoring in the discipline of English. *This requirement may also be interpreted as “have an overall B average in general scholarship” (e.g., 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale).

Advisor: Jodi Wagner-Angell

The purpose of the Theta Alpha Kappa Honor Society is to honor those who have shown excellence and promise of continued growth in the discipline of theology. The Society aims to advance this discipline by encouraging research, good teaching, publication and an intellectual and social exchange among students, teachers and writers in this field. Students interested in becoming members must meet the following criteria: complete at least three semesters in good standing, complete a minimum of twelve semester credits in theological studies, attain a grade point average of at least 3.5 in these courses, a minimum overall GPA of 3.0, and be ranked in at least the upper 35% of their class in general scholarship.

Service Learning

The purpose of Marian University’s Service Learning Program is to coordinate and support curricular and co-curricular activities that enhance student learning, promote civic engagement and responsibility, and respond to the critical needs of the Fond du Lac Community. The key to service learning is a connection between theory and practice to enhance student learning.

Marian University is a member of the Wisconsin Campus Compact which is a coalition of nearly 1,200 colleges and universities – representing some 6 million students – who are committed to fulfilling the public purpose of higher education. As the only national association dedicated to this mission, Campus Compact is a leader in building civic engagement into campus and academic life.