General Interest Student Organizations


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Army ROTC Gareway Detachment: Leading the way for over 80 years in producing consistently superior Army Officers for the active and reserve forces. Maryville University students are welcome to learn more and join the ROTC program.

Best Buddies: Best Buddies builds one-to-one friendships between people with and without intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD), through school and community friendship programs that provide socialization opportunities to help erase the invisible line that often separates students or adults with and without IDD.

Buff and Tough: This is a club that is designed to provide an opportunity for students to join together and participate in vigorous work-outs and other fitness activities.

Campus Activities Board: Founded in 1999, the Campus Activities Board is an organization open to all Maryville students and is designed to provide programming opportunities for the Maryville community. According to CAB’s constitution, the purpose of CAB is a) to conduct activities to meet the interests of students attending the university by providing cultural, educational, and social programs and b) to encourage development of leadership abilities and other skills through participation in programming. CAB’s mission is to enhance the Maryville experience by creating purposeful events for students!

Committee on New ‘N Existing Campus Traditions: CONNECT is here to help the Office of Student Involvement plan, implement, and execute annual events like UWOW, Family Weekend, Fright Night, Winter Welcome Week, Spring Fling, and NEXFALAWANACYA.

Go Saints Program: The Go Saints Program puts on First Friday events and Goosecup Challenges. First Fridays are fun events held on the first Friday of every month. The Go Saints Program looks to unify the relationships with the faculty, staff, and students by putting on fun Goosecup Challenges throughout the school year. Go Saints ultimate goal is to promote spirit, pride, and tradition on Maryville University’s campus.

Keith Lovin Institute for Leadership and Values: The Keith Lovin Institute for Leadership and Values is Maryville’s premier leadership experience fostering lifelong learning of young leaders through cooperation, commitment to community service and development of strong ethical principles. By putting these ideals into practice, the Fellows of the Institute promote excellence in action.

Maryville Chess Club: The Maryville University Chess Club welcomes anybody from beginners to experts to learn how to play, better their strategies, and play each other in informal tournaments. Everybody is welcome.

Maryville Dawg Pound: The Dawg Pound mission is to develop spirit, pride, and tradition around campus. Also, to create a great game environment at Athletic events.

Maryville eSports Community Club: The community side of Maryville’s eSports – all are welcome!

Maryville Quidditch Club: We are a group of students who love the Harry Potter series and who are interested in playing Muggle Quidditch.

Maryville Student Government: MSG is the voice of the students. As elected representatives, we strive to address any concerns or issues that students may have while at Maryville. To enrich campus life, MSG also allocates funds to student organizations.

Maryville University Drama Club: A club for all students interested in theater, whether through a desire to perform or simply attend. Experience not required! Activities include on-campus performances, group outings to see plays at local theaters, and workshops on acting and performance.

Maryville University Horror and Fantasy Club: The purpose of this club is to explore and analyze cultural horror and fantasy phenomena. We focus on shows and movies such as “American Horror Story” and “Psycho”.

Maryville University Hunting and Outdoors Club: The ultimate goal of this organization is to help students with an interest in any and all outdoor activities to get together and discuss them or partake in such activities. Some of these activities include but are not limited to hunting, fishing, hiking, camping, shooting sports, bow fishing, and mountain biking. After all, the great outdoors are more enjoyable when shared!

Notorious: Notorious is a student-led a cappella group. This is an audition-only group, but we welcome students of all levels of musical experience to join us for auditions each spring or as needed. We perform a cappella style music from various styles and genres, and we host one concert in the Maryville Auditorium each semester.

Partners for Animal Welfare: The purpose of this association is to unite students who have a mutual love of animals and to benefit animals by fundraising, lobbying, and volunteering.

Pawprint Student Media: Cutting-edge online student media news and sports podcasting site. Open to all students who want to be reporters, photographers, web designers, and videographers. Students can earn academic credit through the Communication Program or volunteer for no academic credit.

Residential Housing Association: RHA is here to provide a voice for our residential students at Maryville. If there are ever any concerns or suggestions about anything concerning the residence halls or apartments, it can be brought to this organization. RHA is also here to enhance campus living through programming, student support, and student leadership development. We plan some events on campus throughout each semester such as Float Away with RHA, Throwback Trivia Night, Bingo and Brew, and many more! We also have many Residential Challenges each semester.

Sign Language at Maryville: The purpose of this association is to bring members of the Maryville community together to learn the art of American Sign Language. This club is a welcome place for those of all abilities and levels of knowledge regarding ASL. Our motto: “Diversity in ability.”

Student-Athlete Advisory Committee: This organization is for the Athletic Team representatives to be the voice of Maryville’s student athletes.

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