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Clubs and Organizations

Clubs and Organizations

Whether you’re looking to sing, dance, play some flag football, or help others we’ve got a club that’s right for you.  If you don’t see something that excites you, connect with our student activities staff and they’ll help you start your own club.

Academic Honor Societies:

Delta Mu Delta - International Honor Society in Business
Kappa Delta Pi - International Honor Society in Education
Lambda Pi Eta - National Communication Association Honor Society
Phi Alpha Theta - National History Honor Society
Phi Sigma Iota - Foreign Language Honor Society
Pi Sigma Alpha - American Political Science Association
Psi Chi - National Honor Society in Psychology
Sigma Delta Pi - National Collegiate Hispanic Honor Society
Sigma Theta Tau International - Honor Society of Nursing
Sigma Zeta - National Science and Mathematics Honor Society

Academic Interest:

ACS Chemistry Club
The mission of the Eastern University Chemistry Club is to facilitate the praxis of chemical education within a Christian framework to both the campus community and to children in area elementary schools. The club strives to do this primarily through service projects, including hands-on chemistry activities with disadvantaged children, social gatherings, fundraisers, and campus seminars.

Eastern Engineering Society
The Eastern Engineering Society is an integral part of student success in the 3/2 and 4/1 Engineering Program. This organization bridges the gap between Eastern and Villanova and helps students navigate through the occasionally tricky 3/2 and 4/1 Engineering logistics. Along with functioning as a weekly study group, the members learn marketable skills like building resumes, writing cover letters, and professional communication. They also seek out opportunities to use their Engineering skills in Christian ministry and missions.

EU Philosophical Society (EUPS)
EUPS seeks to facilitate conversation in philosophical topics by hosting lectures featuring EU professors as well as off campus academics.

Exercise Science Club
The mission of the Exercise Science Club is to advance the study of human movement (biokinetics) as an important evidence-based academic pursuit, a preparation for careers in the fitness and allied health professions, and a manifestation of God’s hand in creating and upholding life. They promote knowledge and skills that embrace the life of the body, the mind, and the spirit, and educate the whole person to bring “the whole Gospel to the whole world.”

Health and Medical Club (EUHMC)
The EUHMC is a source of support and a resource for a large group of students on Eastern’s campus. EUHMC organizes events that will help Eastern’s pre-health students (including Pre-Med, Pre-Vet, Pre-Dentistry, Pre-PA, Nursing, and more) to come together as a community for organized “study break” events, to build Christian character through volunteering within our local community, to learn more about various career options, and to provide insight and resources to assist students with the application process to schools for health professionals. The group also organizes events that target the greater Eastern community.

Student Social Work Association (SSWA)
SSWA is a community of social work students that exists as a support system for fellow social work students. They also exist to educate others about the profession of social work and engage in community work.

Theological Society
The Theological Society at Eastern University is a group dedicated to fostering theological conversation and exploration on campus. The group does this in a variety of ways, including a weekly discussion group, faculty lectures, film screenings with subsequent talkbacks, and more.

Arts and Performance:

Angels of Harmony Gospel Choir
Angels of Harmony is a Gospel choir that performs at various EU functions and travels to local churches to perform. The goal of the group is to uplift, encourage, and inspire listeners with traditional and contemporary Gospel music.

Blaze Step Team
Blaze Step Team strives to bring diversity to the Eastern University Campus by introducing a new form of dance. Students are able to form a bond and a family by participating in the group. Blaze performs at various basketball games as well as other on campus events.
3.0 GPA and auditions required for membership.

Eastern Dance Club (EDC)
The mission of the Eastern Dance Club (EDC) is to bring students together who love dance, and build community. The EDC will also provide technique classes in various dance genres (e.g. ballet, tap, jazz, modern, hip-hop, world) based on student desirability, as well as coordinating other non-dance events (e.g. movie night, dinner out, etc.). The group serves to facilitate student and faculty fundraising for the American College Dance Festival Association.
Audition required for membership.

Eastern Dance Ministry
Eastern Dance Ministry is a club that meets once a week for Bible study and choreographing dances. These worship dances are used to minister in chapel three times a semester. As a group they challenge one another to become more like Christ.
Audition required for membership.

Precious Movements
The members of Precious Movements commit themselves to lives of worship, including, but not limited to the Spirit-led movement of their bodies. In addition to mime and praise dance, the members of Precious Movements desire to live out the original purpose of the group as being a spiritual outlet for women. The members of Precious Movements often perform in chapel.

Redefined
Redefined is a high energy, crowd pleasing, hip hop dance team that performs at halftime for the Basketball games and other events during the school year. Redefined seeks to redefine negative stereotypes associated with Hip Hop. Everyone is welcome to audition.

Society of Art and Illustration
The Society for Art and Illustration provides the environment and supplies for visual artists to begin or continue their creative projects and pursuits. Supplies for drawing, painting, sculpting, and other media are provided, and students are encouraged to share their skills and learn from one another. The group hosts events throughout the year such as an all-night art-making event, tutorials led by students, and a charitable art auction. Students of all experience levels are welcome to come and enjoy creating something.

Transformed
Transformed is a traveling drama ministry. During the first semester, the group learns sketches and skits which it then performs as they travel around to churches during the second semester. The goal of the group is to spread the gospel focusing on the truths that all Christians need to hear again and again.
Auditions required for membership.

Faith and Spirituality:

Anglican Fellowship
The purpose of the Anglican Fellowship is to offer an opportunity for liturgical worship on campus in the Anglican tradition. Each week we worship according to the liturgy for Evening Prayer published by the Anglican Church in North America in the tradition of the Book of Common Prayer. Our services are open to all students, regardless of denomination; in fact, most of our attendees are from a non-liturgical background. Our meetings last no longer than half an hour.

Eastern Newman Club
The mission of Eastern Newman Club is to help Catholic students at Eastern grow in faith, hope, and charity in fidelity to the Holy Catholic Church, and to provide a witness of the Catholic faith on campus. We provide a home for Catholic students to grow in holiness through prayer and devotion. We are open to all students, Catholic and non-Catholic. However, our focus is Catholic prayer and devotion.

EU Orthodox Christian Fellowship
We believe in growing as Christians within the Orthodox community, strengthening and encouraging each other in the Faith, and learning about our beliefs under the guidance of the Church. We meet every other Tuesday during the semester to discuss questions about Orthodoxy, to hold evening prayer, and to enjoy fun activities as a group. Anyone is welcome to join as we discuss the components of the ancient Faith and create lasting friendships.

Watchmen Prayer Ministry
The Watchmen Prayer group strives to help facilitate a prayerful and thoughtful community open to learning different forms of prayer, interceding for others, and making time for quiet reflection. We hope to be a prayerful people dependent on God, leaning on the power of prayer to supplicate authenticity to our faith and diversify our interactions with God and other believers.

Wednesday Night Worship
Our group aims to provide a holistic worship experience through student-led music and prayer on a weekly basis. The weekly worship sessions run for about an hour. They are open to anyone who wants to come and join in worship or serve in other ways on the team.

Media and Publications:

Inklings
Published annually, Inklings solicits submissions of creative writing, art, and photography. Students make up the editorial board, developing skills as critics and publishing design and layout.

The Waltonian
The Waltonian delivers Eastern news, both local and national via the university newspaper, which is bi-weekly and student run.

Multicultural:

American International Cultural Exchange (AICE)
AICE offers a safe and open environment for students so that they can experience and learn about different cultures on campus. This club provides a place for students to come together and learn from each other through conversation, events, and engaging in different activities. International students who seek assistance in learning the English language are given an opportunity, through this club, to do so with other members of Eastern's community.

Black Student League (BSL)
BSL exists to promote and educate the EU community in black and African American history through events, service, lectures, and activities throughout the academic year. We are united to enhance the distinct culture of students of African American (Black) ethnicity, to broaden the self knowledge of these students, to stimulate awareness of contemporary racial tension in an atmosphere of mutual understanding, to work constructively for social change, and to uplift our brothers and sisters in Christ.

Haitian Student Organization (HSO)
The HSO aims to promote cultural awareness. We serve the campus community with the knowledge of Haitian history, culture, and people. This is accomplished by hosting informational programs and lectures, coordinating and carrying out social events, providing membership for all who desire to be educated about the Haitian culture, assisting with the promotion of further education to high school students, strengthening and extending the system of support to all fellow Haitians in the United States and in Haiti. We hope to eliminate the dishonest stereotypes that have plagued the Haitian people and live strong through our motto, "L'Union fait la force" ("through unity we find the strength”).

International Students Club
The International Students Club helps bridge the gap between International and American students on Eastern’s St. Davids campus. This club organizes events that offer a safe and open environment for conversation, events, and engaging in different activities. We are devoted to creating experiences that bring awareness of different cultures to Eastern University. This club provides a place for international students to have a voice and contribute to life on campus.

Latinos Unidos
Latinos Unidos is committed to sharing their heritage with others and educating the EU community. We hope to provide Eastern University with insight on Latin American Culture through first hand experiences and relationships. This club is open to all students.

Service and Philanthropy:

Earthkeepers
Our club seeks environmental sustainability both on and off campus through a variety of avenues. On campus students regularly participate in working in our garden, monitoring our bee hives, and improving our recycling system. Off campus we seek to involve ourselves in the greater environmental problems of our time, both by being well educated and going on informational trips. Earthkeepers is dedicated to being proper stewards of the earth. As a part of this commitment to learning we visit off-campus farms, communities and other sites that promote sustainable growth.

Eastern Students for Life
The purpose of Eastern Students for Life is to defend and protect every human life, from conception to natural death. Our group's focus is twofold. Primarily, we work to support A Baby's Breath, a local crisis pregnancy center. Secondarily, we work to promote and defend the pro-life message on campus. This club is open to all students.

Habitat for Humanity
Habitat meets every week to plan workdays with local Habitat affiliates and works to raise on-campus awareness of what Habitat for Humanity is and does. The group spends many Saturdays at Habitat work sites and Restores, helping in whatever way they can. The EU Habitat club is a campus chapter and has ties with Habitat for Humanity of Montgomery County.

Operation Net
Operation Net facilitates fundraising activities to raise money to buy mosquito nets in countries around the world, boosting the local economy, while saving lives. It also strives to create awareness of this great need to the EU campus and the local community.

Prison Ministry
Prison Ministry seeks to imitate Christ by sharing the gospel with inmates, those in halfway and ¾ houses, and each other through prayer, worship, Scripture and fellowship. They also plan activities to educate the EU community about the prison system and the Christian imperative to minister to those who have been affected by it.

Students Against Human Trafficking (SAHT)
SAHT exists to fight against oppression and injustice in the following ways: raising awareness, advocating, praying, and making efforts towards eradicating forced labor, sex slavery, and prostitution both locally and abroad.

Youth Against Complacency and Homelessness Today (YACHT)
The members of the YACHT club travel into Philadelphia on Thursday nights and Saturday mornings to distribute food to and hang out with homeless folks. All Eastern students (and friends of students!) are welcome to join for an outing whenever able: no one actually has to be a 'member' of the club to tag along. YACHT also hosts events on campus, including Family Meetings every other week where they talk about experiences in the city and issues of homelessness and social justice around the world.

Special Interest:

Enactus
Enactus is a community of student, academic and business leaders committed to using the power of entrepreneurial action to transform lives and shape a better, more sustainable world.
Recommendation by Enactus alumni required for membership.

E.T.H.E.L.S.
E.T.H.E.L.S. club is a group devoted to teaching, practicing, and performing the art of Swing dancing. Specializing in East Coast style and Lindy-hop dance, E.T.H.E.L.S. gives students an opportunity to dance to live big band music. E.T.H.E.L.S. helps build the Eastern Christian community by bringing students together to participate in an exciting and enjoyable form of dance in a non-pressured atmosphere.

Model UN
Model UN is designed to prepare students to participate in the annual Harvard Model UN conference.

Natural Hair Club
The members of the Natural Hair Club are committed to the promotion of healthy and natural hair, body, and life practices. We welcome discussion targeted at expelling natural hair myths while also encouraging and sharing hair regimens and healthy hair practices, all in the effort to breed a lasting sense of self-actualization within our Eastern communities on campus and beyond.

Refuge
The members of Refuge are committed to creating an atmosphere of support for those who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, or questioning their sexuality; educating other students at Eastern University about sexual orientation and gender identity issues through community and conversation; and working towards understanding how students should respond to one another and incorporate what they have learned as members of the Eastern University community.

Students Advocating for Gender Equality (SAGE)
SAGE aims to increase awareness of issues related to gender, sex, and sexuality on campus. SAGE gathers weekly to discuss such issues, and invites anyone on campus to join in the conversation. SAGE also organizes campus-wide events to educate the student body on gender-related issues.
SAGE is committed to Eastern's broader concern with social justice. Transparency and open discussion of these issues can only improve the physical, emotional, sexual, social, and spiritual health of Eastern's student body.

Sports and Recreation:

Cheerleading Club
The Cheerleading Club helps to foster school spirit, promote teamwork, and encourage good sportsmanship at all athletic games. We display a positive attitude, pride, and respect within our school and community and strive to represent Christ through our words, actions, and spirit. "From him the whole body, joined and held together by every supporting ligament, grows and builds itself up in love as each part does its work" (Eph 4:16). We meet once or twice a week to learn and review cheers, motions, stunts, and routines. During this practice, members will participate in a team workout including cardiovascular and strength training. Members will practice in the fall semester to prepare for participation at Eastern University's Men's and Women's basketball games in the spring semester. All students, experienced or not, are welcome to join the cheerleading club.

Eastern Exiles
Eastern Exiles is open to all students. Unlike other sports, we are able to play all year long which gives many opportunities to learn and grow as an ultimate player. Each week we hold practices. During the fall and spring semester we travel to one or two ultimate tournaments. We also host one tournament during the fall and spring. Ultimate Frisbee is played on a field about the size of a soccer field. Each team has seven players on the field and the objective is to pass a disc amongst your teammates until someone catches it in the endzone for a score. Ultimate Frisbee is a unique sport because it combines different elements from other sports, making it enjoyable for all. Around campus the group plays the relaxing game of disc golf, pickup games, and encourages others just to throw around for fun.

EU Rugby Club
The EU Rugby club is committed to teaching students to play rugby league in a way that truly honors the sport. We teach beginners to play rugby, and we form games fairly regularly. Our hope is to move into competition with other teams. Any student may join so long as they acknowledge the risks associated with the sport, are willing to be taught proper technique, and able to bring a mouthguard.

EU Student Athletic Training Association (EUSATA)
EUSATA provides professional development for those pursuing a career in Athletic Training through a variety of skills, programs, and educational opportunities. EUSATA provides a platform for the professional development of its members by offering the opportunity to attend national, state, and local conventions and seminars, and sharing personal work experiences relating to a career in athletic training.
All voting members must maintain active pursuit of a career in athletic training or related field.

EU Track and Field Club
The Track and Field Club accommodates a wide variety of athletic talents, as the very nature of the sport is well-suited to physical pursuits requiring endurance, strength, power, speed, and precision. They compete at the collegiate level in invitationals, road races, and trail runs. Training for events such as distance and sprint races, jumps, throws, pole vault, and relay races will assist the participants in developing the virtues of persistence, dedication, and patience, attaining a feeling of accomplishment and self-worth, as well as fostering a simple love for competition through this fun and healthy pastime.

Recreational Activities
The Recreational Activities club offers a variety of sports and playground style activities on and off campus for all students.

Student Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC)
SAAC is a group of student athlete leaders that strive to represent the voice of the athletes both on campus, in our conference, and in the community.
SAAC tries to display a positive image of Eastern Athletics through their various events, including fundraisers, community service projects, and activities that unite members of all of Eastern's 16 intercollegiate teams.
Must be an athlete in a varsity sport to be a member.

Student Body Advocates:

Student Activities Board (SAB)
SAB Plans, organizes, and facilitates numerous events for EU students throughout the entire year.
Application process to be a member, volunteers welcomed throughout the year.

Student Government Association (SGA)
SGA gives students the chance to be more involved in policy making, procedural structure and decision making. Members of SGA give students a voice on committees around campus as well as voicing the concerns of fellow classmates on campus.

For More Information Contact:

Ben Howard
Coordinator of Student Activities
bhoward@eastern.edu
Office: Walton 5
610-225-5575

Molly Johnson
Student Activities Assistant
mjohns15@eastern.edu
Office: Sparrowk Hall
610-225-5045

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