The following is a list of recognized student organizations at Maryville College. To learn about starting a club or an organization, go here. 

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AIGA Maryville College

The AIGA (American Institute of Graphic Arts) student organization will better prepare graphic design students at Maryville College for their future careers by providing them experience, insight, and connections within the graphic design community.

Advisor: Morgan Manning

President: Brandi Payne

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: Leonard Lively

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: Megan Lewis and Megan Burnham

Association of Computing Machinery

As an official chapter of ACM International, the MC ACM will teach students computer science, compete in programming competitions, hold campus-wide events to get interest in computing, and host programming competitions for high schools.

Advisor: Robert Lowe

President: Evan Ezell

Athletes for Change

The purpose of Athletes for Change is to educate, encourage, and empower the student body of Maryville College to embrace the diversity across campus and to allow the community to aid in the fulfillment of each individual's highest potential.

Advisors: Larry Ervin and David Martin

President: Patrick Messinger

Black Student Alliance

The Black Student Alliance (BSA) 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.

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BSA Leadership

President: Aaron Solomon
Vice President: Ana Luna-Gutierrez
Secretary: Tatyania Watts

Circle K

The purpose of Circle K is developing college students into a global network of responsible citizens and leaders with a lifelong commitment to service. 

Advisors: Eric Bellah and Christy McDonald

President: Ian Schomer

College Democrats

MC College Democrats pledge themselves to support the philosophy and candidates of the Democratic Party.

Advisor: David Clifford

President: Kalyn Carpenter

College Republicans

The purpose of the College Republicans is to promote civic engagement in the Maryville College student body by interacting with Republican leaders and elected officials, participating in political campaigns, and taking action on public policy issues. 

Advisor: Mark O'Gorman

President: Joshua M. Anderson

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: Kathryn Maley

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.

Advisors: Tyson Murphy

Presidents: Adam DiggsBlake Henderson

 See our website for more information → 

Food Recovery Network

MC Food Recovery Network LogoThe purpose of the Food Recovery Network at Maryville College is to reduce waste on our campus and in the community, and by extension, fight hunger in the Blount County area. Our goals are to bridge a closer connection between the city of Maryville and the College through social advocacy.
For more information, see our organization page.

Advisor: David Clifford

President: Liz Menendez

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.

Advisors: Kirsten Sheppard and Micki Pruitt

President: Byjan Kajaei

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: Gabrielle Leonard

Highland Echo

The Highland Echo acts as a source of information for students, faculty, and staff at Maryville College.

Advisor: Kim Trevathan
Editor: Allison Franklin
Assistant Editor: Adam Brown
Assistant Editor: David Peters
Photo Editor: Destiny Ditmore
Graphics Editor: Rachel Britt
Online Editor: Nadia Marrero-Silva

Hult Prize

The Hult Prize organization is lead by a campus director who facilitates student participation in the campus-wide contest for being selected to compete in the regional Hult Prize round of competition.

Advisor: John Gallagher

Campus Director: Kalyn Carpenter

Impressions (Literary Magazine)

Impressions organizes and produces an annual publication of student/staff creative works and hosts events related to creative works.

Advisor: Christina Seymour

Editor: Sarah Hensley

Intervarsity Christian Fellowship

Intervarsity shows the students of Maryville College how to grow in God's Word.

Advisor: Sam Overstreet
President: Tristan Leslie

Intramural Sports

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.

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The purpose of KINESIS is to offer a community to students interested in health sciences and pursuing careers in health related fields. We plan to provide students with career building opportunities, such as internships, volunteer sites, and shadowing connections. In connection to our health mission, we plan to host many events that not only promote health and wellness to the local and Maryville College community, but are also part of the fun and social environment this campus has.

Advisors: Jennifer Flynn and Jeremy Steeves

President: Courtney Johnson

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: Alan Miramontes Flores

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: Dawson Hope

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: Becky Davis

Student Leaders:
Rachel Britt - Captain
Alyssa Miller - Officer
Lilly Marttala - Officer


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

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MC Gamers

The purpose of the MC Gamers is to create a gaming oriented community on the Maryville College campus.

Advisor: Robert Lowe

President: Renee Reeve

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: Corrinne McClure

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: TBA
co-Presidents: Rachael Hagenbarth and Renee Reeve

Mountain Challenge
The Movement

The purpose of The Movement is to create a place for people with a common interest in Christ to grow and encourage each other in their work with God.

Advisor: Angela DeLozier

President: Zac Layman

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: Amy Gilliland
President: Liz Menendez

Peace & World Concerns

The committee provides outlets for expressing global concern through educational programming and international projects.

Advisor: Anne McKee
Presidents: Ariel Kaylor and Jacob Williams

Philosophy Club

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: Jonathan Bates


PRIDE promotes equality and tolerance as it pertains to LGBTQ+ issues, women's issues, and social issues.

Advisors: Roger Myers and Rebecca Lucas

Co-Moderators: Alex Goen and Allison Parton

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: Samuel Phillips

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.

Advisors: Willie McEntee

President: Brock Hodges

Scots for St. Jude

The purpose of Scots for St. Jude is to raise funds for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital while bringing fun events to campus for the students.

Advisor: Kristin Gourley
Executive Director: Haleigh Smith

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: Jennifer Briggs
President: Rebecca Reitwiesner

Sisters in Solidarity

Women of Maryville College have come together to form a group established just for women. We exist as a group of women in support of and love for one another as Sisters in Solidarity. We seek to rise above all societal barriers including race, class, religion, age,background, sexual orientation, ability, or any other prejudice in order to seek greater understanding for ourselves individually and in community as women. We strive to educate one another through discussion, reflection, and social action. 

Advisor: Anne McKee
President: Grace Plemmons

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: Ashley West
President: Gail Lavoie

Study Abroad Ambassadors

The goal of the Study Abroad Ambassadors is to promote study abroad on campus. We are made up of students who have previously studied abroad.

Advisor: Kirsten Sheppard

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

co-Presidents: Molly Hamant and Hunter Moore

Voices of Praise
Young Life

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: Mackenzie Yaksic