The following is a list of recognized student organizations at Maryville College. To learn about starting a club or an organization, go here.
Alpha Psi Omega (Drama)
Alpha Psi Omega is a National Theatre Honors Society. We are a group dedicated to providing service and increasing the awareness of theatrical arts on campus and in our community. We are committed to the growth of the individual members of our society as individuals, lovers of the arts, and citizens. We operate under the support and advice of our faculty advisor, and we strive for excellence in all that we do.
Advisor: Heather McMahon
President: Haley Sullivan
American Chemical Society
ACS brings together the student community and surrounding community through the common bond of science and expose younger generations to the field of science.
Advisor: Nathan Duncan
Presidents: Allison Peeler and Cody Kidd
Association of Computing Machinery
As an official chapter of ACM International, the MC ACM provides MC students access to a vast collection of information, speakers, scholarship opportunities, and other resources.
Advisor: Robert Lowe
President: Tanner Curren
Black Student Alliance
Black Student Alliance (BSA) The Black Student Alliance is an organization that was established to cater to the needs of Black/African American students in the Maryville College community. BSA is more than just an organization for Black Students on campus. We are a diverse group of individuals ranging from many different ethnicity's who come together to form a family and educate each other on the struggles and benefits of being a minority on campus. We, the members of the Black Student Association along with the support of the Cultural Diversity Team pledge to uphold the covenant decided on by each of the members of the Black Student Association by: Striving for excellence in academics by devoting ample time to studies and attending class regularly; Striving for unity by morally, physically, mentally, and emotionally being supportive of one another through aiding in times of need, personal counseling, and academic tutoring amongst peers by making our time and services available when needed; Respecting one another by treating each other with esteem, honor, value, admiration, reverence, and approval by understanding that each individual is unique and different in his or her own way. By taking pride in the Black Student Association through commitment, each individual should uphold this covenant by the articles stated.
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Campus Green Party
The purpose of the Campus Green Party is to provide the Maryville College campus with a political alternative from the two main parties running our political system, and engage our community in a political discourse aimed at giving people the self-knowledge and political efficacy to exact real change to all levels of government. The Green Party also finds purpose in serving its community through volunteerism and activism.
President: Virginia Johnson
MC College Democrats pledge themselves to support the philosophy and candidates of the Democratic Party.
Advisor: Zane Dukes
President: Will Winters
Environmental Action Team (EAT)
The purpose of E.A.T. is to take action on sustainability issues on the MC campus and in our community and to raise awareness about environmental issues for the betterment of our planet.
Advisor: Mark O'Gorman
President: Hannah Kirby
The purpose of d'Arte is to share and expand appreciation and knowledge of the Arts as well as to create a more unified art community around campus.
Advisor: Carl Gombert
Fellowship of Christian Athletes
FCA's purpose is to minister to college, high school, and any other campus through athletics and sports. Doing God's will and having a Christian impact on Maryville College is the main goal of FCA.
Advisor: Doug Carter
President: Cody Akers
Global Citizenship Organization
GSA (Gay-Straight Alliance)
Mission: Following a vision of diversity for the 21st century, the Gay-Straight Alliance is a student organization that comes together to provide a welcoming, supportive, and respectful environment that encourages dialogue about issues of gender and human sexuality among the Maryville College community.
Advisor: Roger Myers
Moderator: Helena Hofmeyer-Lancaster
Harry Potter Club
The purpose of the Harry Potter Club at Maryville College is to combine members' passion for Harry Potter with community service. Through this our goal is to help people understand the significance of using our passions (whatever they may be) to help others. We also plan to work with the National Organization, the Harry Potter Alliance, and all of the chapters across the United States.
Advisor: Lynn Coning
President: Samantha Proctor
The Highland Echo acts as a source of information for students, faculty, and staff at Maryville College.
Advisor: Kim Trevathan
Editor: Chase Condrone
Assistant Editor: Evelyn Linkous
Assistant Editor: Tobi Scott
Photo Editor: Ariana Hansen
Sports Editor: Katie Stephens
Graphics Editor: Rhiannon Campbell
Online Editor: Tanner Curren
Intervarsity Christian Fellowship
Intervarsity shows the students of Maryville College how to grow in God's Word.
Advisor: Sam Overstreet
President: Rachael Chesnutt
Intramural sports and casual recreation through club sports are also an extension of the educational process at Maryville College. About two-thirds of all students participate in varsity athletics, club sports, or intramurals at Maryville. Independent teams vie for championships in flag football, dodgeball, and softball.
The Student Judicial Board hears student behavior cases referred to it by the Associate Dean of Students for Student Development. The Board is composed of sixteen (16) students. The membership consists of three (3) members from each class (Freshmen, Sophomore, Junior, and Senior) and four (4) at-large members. All Judicial Board members are selected through an application/interview process and approved by the Student Government Association.
Latino Student Alliance
The purpose of the Latino Student Alliance is to increase awareness of the fast growing population in the US while at the same time learning about culture, music, food, and dancing.
Advisor: Dr. Doug Sofer
President: Rosa Longoria
The Loud Scotsmen
The purpose of The Loud Scotsmen is to increase school spirit among students. We serve as a "pep club" to cheer on our fellow Scots at athletic events!
Advisor: Doug Carter
President: Callie Crabtree
MC Catholic Student Association
The purpose of the Maryville College Catholic Student Association is to promote the teachings of the Catholic church through service work, spiritual gathering, and Maryville College's campus and community.
Advisor: John Gallagher
President: Rachel Manning
MC Dance Ensemble
The purpose of the MC Dance Ensemble is to bring a novel aspect of the performing arts to campus in hopes that it will enhance community involvement and general appreciation for the art of dance.
Advisor: Roger Myers
Co-Captains: August Greer and Augusta Phillips
MC Equestrian Team
Equestrian Club Facilities Quick Facts:
- Member of the Intercollegiate Horse Show Association Zone 5, Region 1
- Competitive hunt seat team and host of IHSA hunter seat horse shows
- Roster includes riders ranging in experience from none through national competition
- Team members have shown at IHSA Nationals several times in the last few seasons
- Riders of all levels are invited to join the club
- Several weekly opportunities for instruction and practice included in a $400 per semester riding fee
- 130 acre farm
- 18 stall barn with options for paddock and pasture board
- Three large all weather outdoor arenas
- Large covered arena with mirrors
- Beginner novice through preliminary level cross country obstacles
- Riding opportunities through pastures, rolling hills and woodland trails
- Tack rooms and storage space
- Plenty of space for trailer parking
The purpose of the MC Gamers is to create a gaming oriented community on the Maryville College campus.
Advisor: Robert Lowe
President: Kalen Ogle
MC Literacy Corps
The Maryville College Student Literacy Corps promotes literacy awareness through the empowerment of people by means of knowledge.
About the Student Literacy Corps
The MCSLC is a ten-year-old program designed and run by Maryville College students. The purpose of MCSLC is to (1) provide literacy education to undereducated citizens of Blount County and (2) provide Maryville College students with the opportunity to give back to the community. The Corps is composed of a student-run executive board of 12 members. Currently the Corps has over 90 student members; these members volunteer at tutor sites within in Blount County, which are of all literacy levels. The Corps is trained in the Spring and Fall semesters, and the trainings are designed to familiarize the students with the sites, prepare them for their service work, and answer any pertinent questions about our program. The majority of the Corps members tutor an average of two-four hours per week at four major sites. The Student Literacy Corps is an organization created and maintained by the students. The board of directors consists of one coordinator, a Blount County Justice Center (jail) coordinator, two MC Families coordinators, an Adult Basic Education coordinator, a Bradford liaison, a Bonner liaison, a Reading First Coordinator, a special events coordinator, and a publicity director.
Student Literacy Corps Requirements
- Tutor at least TWO hours per week at a MCSLC approved placement
- Attend one Student Literacy Corps literacy function per semester
- Attend one Literacy Corps fundraising event per semester
- Attend either the fall or spring training annually
"Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has" Margaret Mead
“ Education is empowerment; it is the key to a better life.” Taylor Fields
MC Pre-Law Society
The purpose of the MC Pre-Law Society is to prepare and support those interested in law, government, politics, and policy for those fields and/or graduate school.
Advisor: Mark O'Gorman
President: Emma Wolfenbarger
MC Scots Pep Band
The purpose of MC Scots Pep Band is to provide an opportunity for ongoing practice and enrichment of student musicians and to actively engage members of the MC community in fervent school spirit and support of our athletic programs.
Advisor: Sheree O'Connor
President: Caitlin Shearer
MC Society for Artists and Writers (SAW)
The purpose of the MC Society for Writers and Artists is to provide a forum for student writers to share their creative works with others; to participate in critical discussions of literary techniques and practices; to read their work to an audience of interested students and faculty; to host guest speakers active in the various genres represented; and to offer and participate in activities that champion creative writing for the campus and community.
Advisor: Ted Higgs
President: Joshua Junnier
Non-Profit Leadership Alliance
Non-Profit Leadership Alliance is a national alliance of colleges, universities, and nonprofit organizations that prepares and certifies college students for professional careers in youth and human service agencies. American Humanics is affiliated with more than 75 colleges and universities nationwide including Maryville College, and partners with more than 50 national nonprofit organizations including the YMCA, the March of Dimes, and Boy Scouts of America.
Advisor: Cole Piper
President: Emilie Perez
Peace & World Concerns
The committee provides outlets for expressing global concern through educational programming and international projects.
Advisor: Anne McKee
Phi Alpha Theta
The objectives of Phi Alpha Theta are: to promote the awareness, study, and appreciation of the art and science of History; to support the community of historians and those with an interest in History at Maryville College, and in the wider community; to preserve the Historical legacy at Maryville College.
Advisor: Aaron Astor
President: Jordan Cupp
The purpose of the Philosophy Club is to provide students with the opportunity to openly discuss philosophical ideas and take philosophy our of the classroom and bring it to the students.
Advisor: Andrew Irvine
President: Bobbieann Eckert
Progressive Christian Community
The primary purpose of the Progressive Christian Community is to come together and share about faith. It is intentionally inclusive of all people, and it seeks to place Christian faith and values into the context of the twenty-first century and beyond. It is a place where questions and ambiguity are affirmed as valid, constructive acts.
Advisor: Anne McKee
President: Carter Habeeb
Psi Chi (Psychology)
The purpose of Psi Chi, the Psychology Club, is to permit students who are interested in psychology or related fields to discover the various aspects of current research and its application.
Advisor: Jason Troyer
President: Allie Haskew
Residence Hall Association
RHA works together with all the residence halls on the Maryville College campus to ensure the interest of all residents by offering fellowship through educational and social programming, monitoring residential life policies, and leadership development through training.
President: Eddie Small
Scotties Dance Team
Sigma Lambda Kappa (Sign Language)
Sigma Lambda Kappa is designed to provide opportunity for those interested to become involved in various areas of the deaf community. It exists to provide opportunities for those interested in Interpreting and Deaf Studies to sharpen their ASL skills through attendance at club events.
Advisor: April Haggard
President: Rachel Blevins
Sisters in Spirit
Sisters in Spirit aims to create a diverse community of women where issues of faith, activism, political engagement, and service are openly discussed. In so doing, we hope to strengthen ourselves as women and as a community.
Advisor: Anne McKee
Student Government Association
Student Programming Board
Student Veterans Association
The mission of the Student Veterans Association is to assist veterans and family members in addressing the challenges associated with the transition from military service to being actively engaged in the college experience and to hold the responsibility for initiating, planning, developing and implementing strategies and programs which are sensitive to the needs of our veterans and their dependents in their mission of graduation from Maryville College.
Advisor: Darren Dunlap
President: Adam Peppers
Tri-Beta Biology Club
The overall goal of Tri-Beta is to improve scientific understanding and enhance appreciation for biological systems throughout the Maryville College campus and the surrounding community. Our organization intends to be an active member of the Beta Beta Beta National Honors Society. We would like to connect students with interests in biology and provide support through group activities, speakers, and assistance with research and internship opportunities.
Advisor: Dave Unger
Up 'til Dawn
The purpose of Up 'til Dawn is to raise funds for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital while bringing fun events to campus for the students.
Advisor: Kristin Gourley
President: Haleigh Smith
Voices of Praise
Young Life's Purpose is to build relationships with students and create a community where the gospel is shared and presented in a relational way by walking in life together.
Advisor: Eric Bellah
President: Kira Chambers