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Below is a list of the chartered Academic organizations on campus. Each organization has specific information about that organization’s purpose, meeting times and locations, contact information, and social media sites.

Alpha Kappa Psi
Alpha Lambda Delta
American Chemical Society (ACS)
American Institute of Graphic Arts (AIGA)
Biology Majors Club
English Club (Sigma Tau Delta)
Exercise Science Club
Health Occupation Students of America (HOSA)
Interiors and Home Furnishings Club (IHFC)
Math, Actuarial, & Computer Science Club (MACS)
Model United Nations
National Broadcasting Society
Odyssey Club
Physician Assistant Club
Pre-Pharmacy Club
Pre-Professionals Club
Professional Selling Club
Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA)
Psi-Chi
Society of Physics Students
Society of Professional Journalists
Spanish Club
Sports Management Association
Teachers of Tomorrow
Tutor Club


Alpha Kappa Psi

Purpose: Alpha Kappa Psi, the professional business fraternity, is created to develop principled business leaders. We, as a fraternity, are looking to better our business students by refining our soft and hard skills, making them more marketable for the future. Professional development, as well as networking, allows for those involved to create connections, understand professionalism, and see what employers are looking for in the future. Overall, we are created to refine the skills that the Phillips School of Business has taught the High Point students in order to develop business leaders during their HPU career and beyond graduation.

Membership Criteria: GPA must be 2.7 or greater

Meeting Day: Wednesday

Meeting Time: 7:00pm

Meeting Location: Norton 101

Contacts:

PresidentSamantha Entwistle
SGA RepresentativeKatie Hughes
AdvisorPaul Forshey

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Alpha Lambda Delta

Purpose: The purpose of the Alpha Lambda Delta Honor Society shall be to encourage superior academic achievement among first year students at High Point University, to promote intelligent living and a continued high standard of learning, and to assist students in recognizing and developing meaningful goals for their unique roles in society.

Membership Criteria: Full-time first-year students (or transfer students with less than 28 credit hours) who have a 3.5 cumulative GPA and are in the top 20% of their class are invited to join. Students who are inducted may be active members throughout their time at HPU.

Meeting Day: Once per Month

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Contacts:

PresidentTori Hart
SGA RepresentativeKendall Ziegler
AdvisorBradley Taylor

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American Chemical Society (ACS)

Purpose: The American Chemical Society gives students the opportunity to learn about and develop an interest in chemistry through lectures and seminars given by students, faculty members, or guest speakers, volunteer events that benefit the community, and various social events.

Membership Criteria:  Any student that has an interest in chemistry is welcome.

Meeting Day: Friday 

Meeting Time: 3pm 

Meeting Location: Congdon 325 

Contacts:

PresidentRebecca Ulrich
SGA RepresentativeRiccardo De Cataldo
AdvisorDr. Todd Knippenberg

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American Institute of Graphic Arts (AIGA)

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PresidentRichard Gengal
SGA RepresentativeMichael Crowley
AdvisorJanis Dougherty

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Biology Majors Club

Purpose:  This organization offers the opportunity for students interested in the biological sciences to come together for a common academic interest. We offer opportunities to get involved in research programs, listen to professional speakers (medical, dental, veterinary, army/navy, research speakers, etc.), and partake in volunteer and community service projects. The club allows upperclassmen to guide the new students with their academic choices as well as offer advice to achieve their future goals. The organization works with other science clubs such as the American Chemical Society (ACS Club) and Physics Department to do service projects including the Boys and Girls Club science fair each semester.

Membership Criteria:  Any student interested in biological sciences can join the Biology Club. The majority of students are biology majors (or some sort of science major) but anyone is welcome! Students are encouraged to attend the weekly meetings as well as a specified number of social and service projects each semester.

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PresidentJenna Clarke
SGA RepresentativeMeredith Scanlan
AdvisorDr. Kelli Sapp

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English Club (Sigma Tau Delta)

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PresidentTaylor Tedford
SGA RepresentativeTaylor Tedford
AdvisorLaura Alexander

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Exercise Science Club

Purpose:  The purpose of this organization is to bring together exercise science majors and other students interested in the field in an effort to promote the field of exercise science. We bring our club together by bringing in outside speakers in order to further our knowledge about professions within the exercise science field and also to learn about graduate schools. We have also hosted events on campus such as “Strong Man” and hope to continue that again this year. It is also one of our goals to put on a 5K on the campus of HPU for students, faculty, the High Point community.

Membership Criteria:  Anyone can join who has an interest in exercise science. To remain an active member, you must attend one event or meeting per semester.

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PresidentChelsea Hall
SGA RepresentativeJosh Allen
AdvisorDr. Kimberly Reich

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Health Occupation Students of America (HOSA)

Purpose:  This club targets a specific career field to help prepare and educate students who want to go into the allied health field.

Membership Criteria:  Anyone is welcome to join.

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PresidentMelanie Maldonado
SGA RepresentativeAmanda Donahue
AdvisorDr. Kelli Sapp

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Interiors & Home Furnishings Club (IHFC)

Purpose: Provide networking and design opportunities for Interior Design majors and Visual Merchandising Majors.

Membership Criteria: Anyone with an Interior Design and/or Home Furnishing major or minor.

Meeting Day: Thursday 

Meeting Time: 7:15pm

Meeting Location: Norton 104

Contacts:

PresidentLauren Yoder
SGA RepresentativeMadison Hill
AdvisorKathy Brandt

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MACS (Math, Actuarial, & Computer Science Club)

Purpose:  High Point University’s MACS Club is a group for math and computer science students aimed at promoting mathematical thinking and computer technologies. Bi-weekly meetings are held in Congdon’s computer lab. The purpose is to build and strengthen the community of students and professors in the Math and Computer Science Department. Also, to interact with the local community in a math oriented setting to share our passion for the subject.

Membership Criteria:  All students interested in mathematics, actuarial science, or computer science.

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PresidentLucas Chirino
SGA RepresentativeKelsey Brown
AdvisorLaurie Zack

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Model United Nations

Purpose: The United Nations Organization seeks to create an dynamic, inspiring, and safe environment for students, both domestic and international, to come together and discuss international relations, politics, and issues, while simultaneously creating a society that is culturally and politically aware.

Membership Criteria: N/A

Meeting Day: Monday

Meeting Time: 7:30pm

Meeting Location: Wilson School of Commerce, Room 229

Contacts:

PresidentSarah Moss
SGA RepresentativeEric Medore
AdvisorJody Bowman

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National Broadcasting Society

Purpose: To enhance the development of college students preparing for careers in electronic media. NBS also connects students with practicing professors; emphasizes industry ethics, diversity, and inclusiveness; and promotes opportunities for excellence in leadership, community service, and production.

Membership Criteria: Attend 3/4 of meetings, pay dues for national membership.

Meeting Day: Monday

Meeting Time: 7pm

Meeting Location: School of Communication, Room 206

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Odyssey Club

Purpose: The purpose of the Odyssey Club shall be to provide opportunities for social activities and co-curricular events to the participants in the Honors Scholar Program.  Additionally, it will create an opportunity for each member to participate in cultural events and experiences, aiming to enhance the intellectual creativity of the individual.

Membership Criteria: Must be a student in the Honors Scholars program 

Meeting Day: Tuesday 

Meeting Time: 5:30pm

Meeting Location: Couches by Jamba Juice

Contacts:

PresidentCorinne Eckert
SGA RepresentativeEmily Kerr
AdvisorDr. Mark Toole

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Physician Assistant Club

Purpose: Our club has three main goals. Our first focus is to educate and assist future PA students on how to become the best possible candidate for a wide selection of programs. Our second goal is to connect like-minded students with a common dream and foster teamwork in a competitive field. Our last purpose is to bolster High Point University’s Physician Assistant Program as a viable option for PA students right now.

Membership Criteria: Any student from any major is welcome to join the PA Club as no major requirement is involved in applying to PA School. That being said, students who are not actively pursuing a future in Physician Assistant studies will not gain much from the club’s informational meetings.

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PresidentJade Weeks
SGA RepresentativeJenna Clarke
AdvisorElyse Watkins

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Pre-Pharmacy Club

Purpose: To bring together people who have an interest in the pharmaceutical careers.

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Meeting Day: Bi-monthly, every other Tuesday

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Meeting Location: Norton

Contacts:

PresidentDom Marra
SGA RepresentiveBrady Johnson
AdvisorBuddy Lingle

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Pre-Professionals Club

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PresidentAndrew tomes
SGA RepresentativeErik Daniels
AdvisorJosh Fisher

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Professional Selling Club

Purpose:  To showcase the talents of the HPU students on a national stage, and be recognized by recruiters from major corporations as ready-now candidates for Sales and Marketing jobs.

Membership Criteria:  There are no year or major requirements. All students at HPU are welcome.  Only requirement is a desire to learn and to be able to commit to the hard learning necessary to perform a role-play sales call with a real business executive in a video taped environment.

Meeting Day: Tuesday 

Meeting Time: 7pm

Meeting Location: Cottrell Ballroom

Contacts:

PresidentHannah Selberg
SGA RepresentativeMarissa Rajasekhara
AdvisorLarry Quinn

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Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA)

Purpose:  PRSSA is a network of more than 11,000 college students interested in public relations and communication. We connect with resources and people to enhance education, broaden networks and launch careers.

Membership Criteria:  Anyone who is a full time student at High Point University interested in Public Relations. All members must pay dues, currently $65, to the National Organization.

Meeting Day: Once a Month

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Contacts:

PresidentAmanda Rossi
SGA RepresentativeDana Pusateri
AdvisorPhil Watson

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Psi-Chi

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PresidentAbby Sharp
SGA RepresentativeSaraBeth Sullivan
AdvisorSadie Leder-Elder

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Society of Physics Students

Purpose: The purpose of this Chapter shall be the advancement and diffusion of knowledge of physics, the encouragement of interest in physics throughout the academic and local communities, and the introduction of students to the professional community.

Membership Criteria: Membership in SPS shall be open to all undergraduate students who are currently enrolled full-time in High Point Universityʼs day program and who have an interest in physics.

Meeting Day: Every other Thursday

Meeting Time: 6pm

Meeting Location: Congdon 102

Contacts:

PresidentMatt Iczkowski
SGA RepresentativePadraig Clany
AdvisorDr. Martin DeWitt

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Society of Professional Journalists

Purpose: We seek to unite journalists of talent, truth and energy in good fellowship; to assist the members in living up to the noblest principles of journalism; and to advance the standards of journalism by: TAKING ACTION to help safeguard First Amendment guarantees and ensure freedom of information, FOSTERING adherence to a code of ethical principles, CREATING opportunities for professional development, ENCOURAGING diversity in coverage and staffing at all levels of the profession, thus increasing journalism’s value as a democratic institution.

Membership Criteria:  All Communications majors and minors are welcomed to join.

Meeting Day: 3 Times per Semester

Meeting Time: TBD

Meeting Location: School of Communication

Contacts:

PresidentElisa Mattingly
SGA RepresentativeSydney Cheuvront
AdvisorDr. Bobby Hayes

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Spanish Club

Purpose:  The Spanish Club promotes and explores Hispanic culture through cultural activities. We organize film viewings, club dinners, and other cultural outings. We hope to extend our contact with High Point’s Hispanic community.

Membership Criteria:  Any student interested in the Spanish language and/or Hispanic culture is welcome to join Spanish club.

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PresidentSonya Khedr
SGA RepresentativeAndrea Thompson
AdvisorScott Raynor

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Sports Management Association

Purpose: Better the future of sports management students.

Membership Criteria: N/A

Meeting Day: Wednesday 

Meeting Time: 8pm 

Meeting Location: School of Communication 

Contacts:

PresidentRyan McCabe
SGA Representative Shannon Jackson
AdvisorDr. Jenny Lukow

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Teachers of Tomorrow

Purpose: The purpose of ToT is to interact with the High Point community through education, the field that we as education majors/minors/enthusiasts love best. We host fun events for kids in the community as well as encouraging the pursuit of a career in education for the members of the club by bringing in panels of principals and first-year teachers. Overall, ToT seeks to establish a positive experience for High Point University students as they continue further in the program and advance into teaching!

Membership Criteria:  Although TOT includes many education majors, anybody is welcome to join who wants to interact with High Point K-12 students.

Meeting Day: Once a month

Meeting Time: TBD

Meeting Location: School of Education

Contacts:

PresidentLiz McSorley
SGA RepresentativeBrianna Beard
AdvisorRosie Tarara

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Tutor Club

Purpose: A club by tutors, for tutors, we come together for social events and community service in order to better facilitate our growth as tutors.

Membership Criteria: Must be a tutor for the Office of Academic Services.

Meeting Day: Every other Thursday

Meeting Time: 5:30pm-6:30pm

Meeting Location: Smith Library, First Floor 

Contacts:

PresidentKira Foglesong
SGA RepresentativeLucas Chirino
AdvisorCraig Curty

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CONTACT THE OFFICE OF STUDENT LIFE

Our office is located on the third floor of the Slane Student Center. We are open daily from 8:30am – 5pm.

(336) 841-9231
(336) 841-4513 (fax)

E-mail: studentlife@highpoint.edu