The following is a list of recognized student organizations at Maryville College. To learn about starting a club or an organization, click 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
|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: Angelia Gibson
President: Elisabeth Klouda
|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.
President: David White
|Black Student Association|
Black Student Association (BSA)
The Black Student Association 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:
By taking pride in the Black Student Association through commitment, each individual should uphold this covenant by the articles stated.
REMEMBER: IF IT IS TO BE IT IS UP TO ME!!
|Campus Commuters and Friends|
The voice of the commuter must be heard. WE have students from various backgrounds who attend Maryville College, and they have great ideas that need to be taken into consideration.
Advisor: Lynn Coning
President: James Lopp
The Chilhowean staff works toward providing a yearbook for students.
Advisor: Scott Steele
Editor: Aryn Leighton
Circle K is the college-based division of Kiwanis International. It is based on service, leadership, and community involvement.
Advisor: Kandis Schram
President: Kayla Kiernozek
MC College Democrats pledge themselves to support the philosophy and candidates of the Democratic Party.
Advisor: Adrienne Schwarte
President: Destiny White
The purpose of MC College Republicans is to promote voter awareness at the collegiate, local, and state levels, to support the Republican party, and to provide services to the community.
Advisor: Arielle Kilday
Chairman: Eric Hill
Cru (Campus Crusade for Christ) strives to build movements of people who are transformed by Jesus Christ. The student-led movement seeks to introduce students to Christ, help them grown in faith, encourage them to passionately live life in a manner consistent with believe in the God of the Bible, and inspire commitment to advancing the purposes of Gos in the world.
Advisor: Michelle Bailey
President: Autumn Wilkinson
Deutsche AG spreads German culture and heritage to the students of Maryville College, the faculty, staff, and to the city of Maryville.
Advisor: Ahmed Abdelrahmann
Presidents: Louis Nelson and Lily Winchester
|Environmental Action Team|
The Environmental Action Team strives, as a collective body and as individuals who value the welfare of the environment as a prerequisite to a fulfilling life, to apply environmentally conscious values to issues in the lives of students on the Maryville College campus.
Advisor: Mark O'Gorman
President: Ashley Avans
|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
Presidents: David Large
|Global Citizenship Organization|
Purpose Statement: To promote inter-cultural exchange between multi-cultural students, faculty, and staff on Maryville College campus and raise cultural tradition awareness amongst the Maryville College community.
Team Leaders: Laura Pierpont, Daniel Pieratt, Briena Kepley
|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.
Co-Moderators: Jenny Carter
|Habitat for Humanity|
The campus chapter of Habitat educates the campus about affordable housing issues, builds and rehabilitates houses in partnership with Habitat for Humanity, and raises funds for the work of Habitat for Humanity.
Advisor: Chad Schrock
President: Branden Johnson
|Highland Echo (Newspaper)|
The Highland Echo (online version) acts as a source of information for students, faculty, and staff at Maryville College.
Advisor: Kim Trevathan
Editor: Chelsea Morgan
Assistant Editor: Amber Roberts
Assistant Editor: Mary Moates
Photo Editor: Katie Forrester
Sports Editor: John Robertson
Graphics Editor: John Cole Kirksey
Online Editor: Allen Brady
|Humans v. Zombies|
The purpose of Humans v. Zombies is to bring people together through ridiculous circumstances.
Advisor: Bruce Holt
Moderators: Michelle Barnes and Terran Davis
|Impressions (Literary Magazine)|
Impressions organizes and produces an annual publication of student/staff creative works and hosts events related to creative works.
Advisor: Kristin Roberstson
|Intervarsity Christian Fellowship|
Intervarsity shows the students of Maryville College how to grow in God's Word.
Advisor: Sam Overstreet
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 purpose of the Jiu-Jitsu Club is to teach students the skills and techniques of Jiu-Jitsu for self defense, competition, or general knowledge.
Advisor: Aaron Astor
President: Josh Krebs
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: Jose Perez
|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: Patrick Nkurunziza
|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: Teresa Lawson
Co-Captains: Tori Edmisten and Courtney Phillips
|MC Equestrian Team|
|MC for our Military and Their Families (MC4MF)|
The purpose of MC4MF is to help veterans, retired, active, and non-active military and their families. Telling them thank you is not enough.
Advisor: Allie Fox
President: Katie Grace
|MC Historical Society / Phi Alpha Theta|
Our objectives 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: Cecilia Henderson
|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
"Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has"
“ Education is empowerment; it is the key to a better life.”
|MC Model United Nations|
The purpose of the Maryville College United Nations is to, above all else, promote awareness among members of this organization; the Maryville College community; and those in the larger Maryville community, of the important global issues that are dealt with by the United Nations, including buy not limited to: issues of human rights, environmental issues, economic issues, issues of world health, and issues of peace and security. Furthermore, the purpose of this organization will be to promote a better understanding of the United Nations itself and UN procedures, as well as to develop leadership, reasoning, and formal debate skills among members via collegiate Model UN competitions and other forms of formal engagement in international issues.
Advisor: Dr. Scott Henson
President: Blake Douglas
|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: Jerica Johnson
|MC Step Team|
The purpose of the Maryville College Step Team is to promote school spirit through performance, educated the community about different cultures and backgrounds, and to showcase diversity.
Advisor: Irene Guerinot
President: Sara Jean-Philippe
|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: Leah Smith
|Non-traditional Student Organization|
The purpose of the Nontraditional Student Organization is to provide a support group to assist current, as well a perspective, nontraditional student of Maryville College in obtaining and/or gaining access to specific academic or social requirements to help provide the most fulfilling higher education experience.
Advisor: Dr. Phillip Sherman
President: Melissa Kiewiet
|Peace & World Concerns|
The committee provides outlets for expressing global concern through educational programming and international projects.
Advisor: Kathie Shiba
President: Brittani Edge
|Peer Mentors (Orientation)|
The Peer Mentor organization is composed of upperclassmen who aid in the introduction of new students to the Maryville College community.
Advisor: Allison Norris
|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: Jordan Tarwater
|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: Kathie Shiba
President: Erin Burns
|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.
Advisor: Aja Rodriguez
|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: Houston Davis
|Sigma Tau Delta|
The purpose of Sigma Tau Delta is to encourage and promote opportunities for professional and academic development, provide cultural stimulation through literature by hosting a goal of 3 or more events each semester that appeal to a wide variety of interests, foster all aspects of the English discipline, and promote literacy throughout the community.
Advisor: Kelly Battles
President: Madison Elkins
|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
Co-chairs: Sarah-Dianne Jones, Keli Shipley, and Lauren Voyles
|Student Government Association|
|Student Programming Board|
|Up 'til Dawn|
|Voices of Praise|