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Student Organizations

The Office of Student Activities/Greek Life encourages you to join the organization of your choice, but if you do not find a group that caters to your special interest then we encourage you to start your own student organization. You may be wondering if it is really as simple as it sounds…the answer is yes!

All student organizations are required to register with the Office of Student Activities/Greek Life. Every semester, returning student organizations must fill out a reinstatement packet to complete this process. Reinstatement packets are due no later than the last week in September (fall semester) and the last week of February (spring).

If your organization falls in a category below then it is time to UPDATE YOUR REGISTRATION PACKET!!!

  1. New - Active less than one year 
  2. Requesting Reinstatement - Previously recognized, but presently inactive
  3. Requesting Renewal- Presently active   Returning student organizations that do not complete a reinstatement packet will lose registration status and all rights granted by the registration process. 

Governance of Student Organizations

All student organizations are governed by the Office of Student Activities & Greek Life, with the assistance of the Student Government Association (SGA). Registered student organizations are defined and placed into seven different categories:

Academic Organizations

Academic organizations are designed for students interested in a particular career or academic field.

Fraternities, Sororities, and Social Fellowships

Fraternities, Sororities, and Social Fellowships are local or national, social and service-oriented organizations that work to foster the ideals of leadership and the development of character.

Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. - Beta Rho Chapter Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc.- Omicron Chapter
Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. - Beta Rho Chapter Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc.- Beta Theta Chapter
Kappa Alpha Psi, Inc.- Delta Gamma Chapter Iota Phi Theta, Inc. - Gamma Tau
Omega Psi Phi, Inc.- Delta Psi Chapter Groove Phi Groove Social Fellowship
Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.- Alpha Rho Chapter Swing Phi Swing Social Fellowship
Phi Beta Sigma, Inc.- Iota Chapter  

Honor Societies

Honor societies are local or national organizations that provide recognition for students with academic honors and provide service and/or leadership opportunities for academic leaders.

Alpha Chi Honors' Scholars
Alpha Kappa Mu Phi Alpha

Religious Organizations

Religious organizations are designed to provide spiritual and religious development and support.

Campus Ministries The Oasis Bible Study
Face to Face El Shaddai Praise Dance-n-Mime Ministry

Service Organizations

Service organizations that provide volunteer opportunities for civic-minded students eager to serve the campus and/or community.

American Cancer Society Student Development Coordinator (SDC)
Colleges Against Cancer National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP)
Shaw Man/Shaw Woman Society
Shaw International Student Association (SISA)

Special Interest Organizations

Special interest organizations provide an outlet for students to be creative and display diversity.

Athletic Organizations

Athletic organizations encourage participation in team sports, physical fitness, health and wellness, and athletic administration. 

  • Student Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC)