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Get involved at Georgian Court University. We have plenty of clubs and organizations to enhance your interests. From academic clubs to community service and social organizations, we invite you to explore all of the organizations at GCU.

For more information, contact Erin McCarron, Director of Student Activities, at mccarrone@georgian.edu or 732-987-2606.

American Chemical Society—Student Affiliate

Since its initiation in 1947, Georgian Court students have valued their membership in the student affiliate of the American Chemical Society, the largest professional society in the world. This group assists with workshops, chemistry shows, and other projects planned by the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry faculty. Affiliate members go on field trips; attend regional meetings and poster sessions; provide tutoring; and participate in campus events, charitable fund-raising events, and social events. The GCU affiliate has been honored as a “Commendable Chapter” by the parent American Chemical Society.

Active Minds

The Active Minds Club’s purpose is to utilize the student voice to “destigmatize” mental illness and judgment on college campuses. This organization is working toward hosting events to heighten awareness of mental illness.

Black Student Union

The Black Student Union ensures that African-American history, culture, and well-being are promoted throughout the GCU community through community projects and campus events like the Black History Month celebration. Membership is open to all students.

Campus Ministry Club (SALT)

The Campus Ministry Club plans, publicizes, implements, and supports programs in collaboration with the Office of Campus Ministry. Club officers serve as an advisory board to the directors of Campus Ministry.

Clionaes History Club

The Clionaes History Club is open to all students who want to have fun while deepening their understanding of the past. Field trips, museum tours, regional conferences, paper presentations, and campus events are some of the activities members plan and enjoy throughout the year.

Club Cure

This club supports students and faculty that are dealing with or have been diagnosed with cancer, are in remission, or have a loved one who is affected by cancer. Members conduct support sessions; they also participate in fund-raisers, charity events, and walk/running events.

Council for Exceptional Children (CEC)

GCU’s chapter of this organization aims to improve the educational success of individuals with disabilities and/or gifts and talents. The club participates in university events and sponsors awareness programs, service activities, professional development, and fund-raisers throughout the year.

Court Art Society

This group encourages, stimulates, and maintains excellence in art at the university. The goal of the Court Art Society is to heighten awareness of the many cultural backgrounds and talents of GCU students through projects, trips, and fund-raisers.

Criminal Justice Club

The Criminal Justice Club provides opportunities for service, social, and practical pursuits. The organization hosts speakers, trips, and projects and aims to advance the understanding of criminal justice. Membership is open to all students.

‘Da Poetry Corner

Also known as the Poetry Club, this club provides a venue where students can express their creativity through written and spoken word.

Dance Theatre Club

The Georgian Court Dance Theatre Club provides an opportunity for all students to have an outlet of expression, energy, and creativity by taking part in dance classes and performances choreographed by members. The Dance Theatre Club has participated in Hearts for Honduras, helped with Thanksgiving baskets, and performed at Lions basketball home games. The club has at least one monthly meeting and ends the school year with a dance performance.

De La Salle Club

The mission of this club is drive student awareness of learning and teaching. Annual activities include the Scholastic Book Drive and Breakfast with Santa. Members visit local classrooms to teach students about different topics.

Exercise Science Club (ESC)

ESC promotes health and wellness throughout the GCU community by sponsoring informative health seminars. Members host fund-raising events such as charity walks. Membership is open to all students.

Fashion Club

The Fashion Club promotes new and upcoming trends and styles every month. It is a fun, stress-free club where students can discuss what’s new in fashion and partake in a variety of activities, events, and trips.

French Club

The purpose of this club is to bring a better understanding of the French culture to campus including Caribbean, North American, and American French cultures. Anyone who has an interest in French culture is invited to participate. The French Club hosts events to educate and entertain students on many aspects of French culture.

Holistic Health Club

The Holistic Health Club promotes the interest in the wellness and health of the mind, body, and soul. It provides an association among students and faculty of the GCU community.

Identity Ink

Identity Ink enhances social justice by creating a more equitable community in which all individuals are accepted regardless of sexual identity. The organization aims to create a greater understanding and awareness of sexual and spiritual identity. It is open to any member of the GCU community.

Invisible Children Club

The GCU chapter of Invisible Children raises awareness of the plight of the children in Northern Uganda and supports Invisible Children, an organization working to end Africa’s longest-running war.

Italian Club

The Italian Club promotes Italian culture and tradition on campus and beyond. Events include lessons on language and culture, film events, and fund-raising.

Latin American Student Organization (LASO)

LASO is a nonprofit, nonpolitical organization that educates, supports, and encourages the Latin American community at GCU.

Lions Theater Club

This club lets prospective actors/actresses explore the many ways to dramatically express a character’s emotions, feelings, ideas, and information.

Mathematical Association of America

The GCU student chapter of this organization promotes knowledge, enjoyment, and play with mathematics. Students join together for public service events, trips, mathematical education events, and more, including support of the Pi Mu Epsilon Honor Society.

Mock Trial

Mock Trial helps students gain an understanding of the legal system by providing opportunities to participate in situations where members assume attorney and witness roles in a court case. Students develop questioning, critical thinking, and oral advocacy skills.

Model United Nations (MUN)

MUN provides students with the opportunity to understand the inner workings of the United Nations while developing skills and confidence in diplomacy, leadership, and negotiation. Students are assigned a committee based on their studies or interests, study that area, and write position papers based on the assigned country’s policies. During MUN meetings, participants learn how to maintain proper decorum, make motions, speak in committee, caucus, vote in a committee, and write resolutions and reports.

Nursing Club

The Nursing Club supports all nursing students, raises funds for nursing-related charities, and improves students’ understanding of the nursing profession.

ONE

This club aims to unite students to fight extreme poverty and preventable diseases, particularly in Africa, by raising public awareness and pressuring political leaders to support smart and effective policies and programs that save lives, help put kids in school, and improve futures.

Public Relations Club

The Public Relations Club promotes interest in all aspects of public relations. Members exercise knowledge and gain experience by planning and executing projects, assignments, and campaigns.

Prayer Club

The Prayer Club provides Christians with a place of fellowship and support. The Prayer Club meets twice a month each semester. Membership is open to all students.

Psychology Club

This club is open to all students who have an interest in psychology regardless of major, promotes scholarly excellence, and works to advance the science of psychology. Members participate in campus events and fund-raisers.

Residence Hall Association (RHA)

All resident students are members of the RHA, which meets regularly to discuss residence hall concerns and to coordinate activities for resident students.

Social Work Club

Members of this club discuss current trends in social work. They apply their learning to real-life situations by going out into the community to help those in need, conduct fund-raisers, and participate in other events.

Society of Physics Students (SPS)

The SPS is a professional association explicitly designed for students. Membership through collegiate chapters is open to anyone interested in physics, astronomy, biophysics, chemistry, computer science, engineering, geology, mathematics, medicine, meteorology, oceanography, science teaching, technical writing, and other scientific fields.

Student New Jersey Education Association (SNJEA)

The purpose of the SNJEA chapter is to follow the mission, vision, and goals of the New Jersey Education Association. We are a “diverse, democratic organization working to create an optimal environment to achieve excellence in public education in New Jersey.”

Vegetarian Society

The Vegetarian Society raises compassion for animals, teaches people about the vegetarian lifestyle, supports those involved in or becoming involved in a vegetarian lifestyle, and does what it can to make life better for animals and people locally and beyond through charity work and donations. The society is open to both vegetarians and non-vegetarians.

Women’s Esteem (WE)

This group promotes healthy choices for women, both physically and emotionally. Women’s Esteem strives to embrace cultures while creating wellness within oneself and others. The club seeks to educate, empower, and support women.

Want to organize a new student organization? Contact a member of the SGA Executive Board or Erin McCarron, Director of Student Activities, at mccarrone@georgian.edu or 732-987-2606.

Each year, student organizations must re-register with the coordinator of student activities or the SGA. Once registered as an official student organization, recognition and participation in campus events can be granted.

To register a group, complete and submit a registration form to the Office of Student Activities during the first week of classes. Submit a roster of members by the first SGA Open Forum. Georgian Court University does not recognize any club or organization that restricts its membership by race or ethnicity.

Want to get your club’s activity promoted around campus? Schedule events early and contact the SGA to get approval. Campus organizations wishing to invite visitors to lecture or entertain on campus must schedule their respective activities with the SGA office and the coordinator of student activities and must post notices in appropriate areas. If these events will be open to the public, please notify the Office of Marketing and Communications at least four weeks prior to the event. Information regarding activities is posted on campus and on the electronic student activities calendar and the online portal.

The approval of the coordinator of student activities is required to reserve a university facility—contact the Director of Student Activities at mccarrone@georgian.edu or 732-987-2606. Do not submit requests online or directly to the Office of Conferences and Special Events.