Student Organizations

General Honorary and Leadership

Alpha Lambda Delta is a national honors society for freshmen in the top ten percent of their Freshman class. Students are selected after first-semester grades are posted. Students must still be freshmen at the end of their first semester of classes at CMU in order to qualify for membership. (Advisor: Dr. Richard Bradley; colors: red, gold, white)

Omicron Delta Kappa is a national honorary leadership organization. Membership is limited to Juniors and Seniors and is based on achievement in scholastic and extracurricular activities. (Advisor: Dr. Dr. John Bellefeuille; colors: sky blue, white, and black)

Sigma Epsilon Pi is an honorary society organized for the purpose of giving special recognition to scholastic achievement in student life. Membership is limited to seven members of the faculty and ten percent of the Senior class. Students must have a minimum scholastic average of 3.3 for seven semesters. (Advisors: Prof. John Flanders and Prof. Maryann Rustemeyer)

Alpha Chi National College Honor Scholarship Society is a national honors society for the top ten percent of Juniors and Seniors. (Advisor: Dr. Richard Bradley; colors: white and blue)

Athletic Training

Student Athletic Training Association (Advisors: Profs. Wade Welton and Jill Pratte)

Biology

Beta Beta Beta is a national honorary Biological society. (Advisor: Dr. Paul Porneluzi and Prof. Greg Thurmon; colors: red and green)

Business

Delta Mu Delta is a national honor society in Business Administration.(Advisor: Prof. John Flanders; colors: purple, gold, and white)

Enactus is an organization that develops and implements programs to inform the community about the free enterprise system. (Advisor: Prof. Julie Bennett)

Chemistry

Student Affiliates of the American Chemical Society is a national professional organization in chemistry. (Faculty Advisor: Dr. James Gordon)

Gamma Sigma Epsilon, Upsilon Beta Chapter of the National Chemistry Honor Society. (Advisors: Drs. John Bellefeuille and James Gordon; colors: blue and white)

Communication

Pi Kappa Delta is a national honorary fraternity in speech and debate. (Advisor: Prof. Collin Brink) Scholarly Communications Society (Advisor: Dr. Kristin Cherry)

Criminal Justice

Lambda Alpha Epsilon is the national professional criminal justice fraternity. (Advisor: Prof. Teri Haack)

Education

Student Missouri State Teachers Association (SMSTA) was founded in 1947. All students who are interested in a career in education must join a professional organization by their senior year. The Missouri State Teachers Association is the sponsoring organization. (Advisor: Prof. Barb Thurmon)

English

Sigma Tau Delta is a national honorary fraternity in English. (Advisor: Dr. John Porter; colors: cardinal and black)

International Students

International Eagles is open to all students. (Faculty Advisor: Dr. Michael Tilley; Staff Advisor: Cathy Baxter)

Mathematics

Kappa Mu Epsilon is the national honorary undergraduate Mathematics fraternity. (Advisors: Dr. Jerry Priddy and Prof. Pam Gordy; colors: pink and grey)

Music

American Choral Directors Association—student chapter (Advisors: Dr. Ron Atteberry and Dr. Claude Westfall)

National Association for Music Education—Collegiate (NAfME-C) is a national organization of students interested in professional development in the field of Music education. (Advisors: Prof. Skip Vandelicht and Dr. Claude Westfall)

Percussion Society (Advisor: Prof. Skip Vandelicht).

Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia is a national professional music fraternity for men of the Professional Inter-fraternity Conference and the National Music Conference. (Advisor: Prof. Skip Vandelicht; colors: red, black, and gold)

Sigma Alpha Iota (SAI) is an international fraternity for women in music. A student must have high scholastic standing and must have taken or enrolled in a Music class to be eligible for membership. (Advisor: Dr. Dori Waggoner; colors: red and white)

Student-National Association of Teachers of Singing (S-NATS) has fostered the formation of student chapters in order to advance knowledge about the professions of teaching and singing. The Student NATS chapter is an organization of students who can meet, hold events and discussions, participate, practice, and learn more about voice teaching as a profession and singing. (Advisor: Dr. Susan Quigley-Duggan)

Nursing

Student Nurses' Association (SNA) is a constituent of the Missouri/National Student Nurses' Association (MOSNA/NSNA.   (Advisor: Prof. Brandy Parker)

Philosophy

Phi Sigma Tau, Missouri Zeta Chapter, is a national Philosophy honorary society. (Advisor: Dr. Daryl Jefferies; colors: white and purple)

Pre-Health Professions

Alpha Epsilon Delta is a national pre-health professions honors society. (Advisor: Dr. Michael Tilley; colors: red and violet)

Pre-Law

Phi Alpha Delta is the national pre-law fraternity. (Advisor: Dr. John Carter; colors: gold and purple)

Pre-Law Club is for upperclassmen who plan to enter the law profession. (Advisor: Dr. John Carter)

Psychology

Psychology Club is for students majoring in Psychology. (Advisor: Dr. Beth Gold)

Religious

Theta Alpha Kappa is a national honor society for Religious Studies and Theology. (Advisor: Dr. Daryl Jefferies; color: scarlet)

Campus Ministry is a Christian fellowship open to all students. It focuses on worship and Christian service. (Advisor: Rev. Lucas Endicott and the Faculty Committee on Religious Life)

Fellowship of Christian Athletes a Christian sports organization. (Advisor: Rev. Lucas Endicott)

Navigators (Navs) is an interdenominational international ministry. (Advisor: Dr. James Gordon)

Service

Alpha Phi Omega is a national service fraternity following the principles of the Boy Scouts of America serving the entire community with projects of worthwhile endeavor. (Advisor: Prof. Joy Flanders; colors: royal blue and old glory gold)

Social Science

Pi Gamma Mu is an international social science honor society. (Advisor: Dr. Kristin Cherry; colors: royal blue and white)

Sociology

Student Sociological Association is for students studying Sociology. (Advisor: Dr. Brent Myer)

Student Government

The Student Government Association (SGA), of Central Methodist University includes all students of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. The President and Vice President are elected by the student body and other representatives are either elected or appointed. SGA assists in the coordination of all student activities on the campus and sponsors a wide range of special events and publications each year. (Advisors: Kenneth Oliver, Mark Stone, and Dr. Paul Porneluzi)

Theatre

Alpha Psi Omega is a national honorary fraternity in Theatre. (Advisor: Dr. Mark Kelty; colors: light blue and amber)

 

Social Fraternities and Sororities

These organizations have long traditions at the University and provide a wide variety of social activities and opportunities both for their members and for the campus as a whole.The Greek Council is the governing body of all Greek organizations. The council is composed of two delegates from each social organization. The council is charged with the coordination and monitoring of all Greek activities, including new member education and Greek Week. The Greek Council is advised by the Office of Student Development.

There are two national fraternities for men.

Phi Delta Theta (Advisor: Dr. Robert Wiegers)

Tau Kappa Epsilon (Advisor: Prof. Greg Thurmon)

There are two local fraternities for men.

Alpha Phi Gamma (Advisor: Prof. Collin Brink)

Chi Delta (Advisor: Prof. Eric Robinette)

There are four local sororities for women:

Alpha Gamma Psi (Advisor: Jenny Anspach)

Delta Pi Omega (Advisor: Dr. Elizabeth Gold)

Sigma Pi Alpha (Advisor: Prof. Barb Thurmon)

Zeta Psi Lambda (Advisors: Drs. Brent Myer and John Porter )

 
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