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.
President: Molly Hamant
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: Shelby Lanz and Tommy Wright
Association of Computing Machinery
The purpose of ACM is to educate students on more advanced computer science techniques and to compete in programming competitions to provide students experience in using skills learned in class.
Advisor: Robert Lowe
President: Evan Ezell
MC College Democrats pledge themselves to support the philosophy and candidates of the Democratic Party.
President: Will Winters
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: Hannah Kirby
Food Recovery Network
The 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.
President: Liz Menendez
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.
Global Citizenship Organization
Humans v Zombies
The purpose of Humans v Zombies is to bring students together for a chance to de-stress through playing a game that involves teamwork, problem solving, and cooperation.
Advisor: Bruce Holt
Coordinator: Allison Luppe
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
The Highland Echo acts as a source of information for students, faculty, and staff at Maryville College.
Advisor: Kim Trevathan
Editor: Tobi Scott
Assistant Editor: Janelle Piper
Assistant Editor: Allison Franklin
Photo Editor: Anna Scott
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: Tristan Leslie
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: Kory Martinez
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
Jessica Rhea – Captain
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: Renee Reeve
MC Literacy Corps
The purpose of the MC Literacy Corps is to promote and foster an atmosphere of service in literacy and literacy education in Maryville and Blount county from the Maryville College campus.
Advisor: Amy Gilliland
President: Chehronai Fozil
MC Scots Pep Band
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: Erin Roberts
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: Emma Lee Everett
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
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: Morgan Strain
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: Cayla Wheeler and Briana Wright
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: Zachary Vitale
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.
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: Darren Dunlap
President: Sean Hagstrom
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: Casey Gentile and Julia Vineyard
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
Executive Director: 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: Brooke Cates