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General Interest

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

 

Art Club (a.k.a. Visual Art and Design Guild)
Athletic Training Club
Campus Chronicle
Colleges Against Cancer
Ducks Unlimited
Enactus
Entrepreneurship Club
HPU Radio
Impact Club
Inter-Residence Council (IRC)
Japanese Animation Club
MACS (Math, Actuarial, & Computer Science Club)
NSLS (National Society for Leadership and Success)
NSSA (National Sportscasters and Sportswriters Association)
Paintball Club
Panther’s Den
Paranormal Club
PRIDE (People Representing Individuality, Diversity, & Equality)
PRSSA (Public Relations Student Society of America)
Society for Historical/ Political Awareness (a.k.a. Model UN)
Sports Link
Starving Artist Organization
Student Alumni Council
To Write Love on Her Arms
Video Game Club


Art Club (Visual Art & Design Guild)

Purpose:  The Art Club (Visual Art and Design Guild) of High Point University exists to unite students who share a passion for visual expression, and who are open to learning about and creating all types of art.

Membership Criteria:  Anyone with an interest in learning and creating art is welcomed to join. Art club includes even those who consider art a hobby, one does not have to be an art major to join because all types of art are explored and we are exposed to different artistic community service projects throughout the year.

Meeting Day:  Thursday (every other)

Meeting Time:  7:00 PM

Meeting Location:  Wilson School of Commerce, Room 218

Contacts:

PresidentOlivia Bruner
SGA RepresentativeCristy Hernandez
AdvisorDr. Anna Piperato

Social Media:     Facebook

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Athletic Training Club

Purpose:  The primary purpose is to support and further the profession of athletic training by educating athletic training students through conferences, volunteer work, and keynote speakers as well as providing an opportunity for networking, career opportunities, and board of certification preparation.

Membership Criteria:  A declared athletic training major and in progress in application to the Athletic Training Education Program (ATEP) or enrolled in the ATEP.

Meeting Day:  Wednesdays or Fridays

Meeting Time:  12:00 PM

Meeting Location:  Millis Convocation Center, Athletic Training Classroom

Contacts:

PresidentAndrea Baellow
SGA RepresentativeNick Stigler
AdvisorDr. Nancy Groh

Social Media:     Facebook

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Campus Chronicle

Purpose:  We are the university newspaper and deliver the news twice a month on current events at High Point University. We have the following sections: News, Opinion, A&E, Organizations, and Sports. It’s our goal to deliver diversity in our news by having a variety of different stories in each issue and to accurately represent HPU as a whole.

Membership Criteria:  Anyone who has a passion for writing or wants to try can join. We look for writers and photographers, and those who really dedicated have the chance to become an editor. Anyone at HPU can join, as long as they want to write or have an interest in photography.

Meeting Day:  Tuesdays

Meeting Time:  5:00 PM

Meeting Location:  Qubein School of Communication, Room 233

Contacts:

PresidentChelseie Gastright
SGA RepresentativeJodi Guglielmi
AdvisorDr. Pam Haynes

Social Media:     Facebook     Twitter

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Colleges Against Cancer

Purpose:  The main goal of Colleges Against Cancer is to fight cancer by volunteering for and instating and supporting programs of the American Cancer Society.  Further goals include, but are not limited to:
•        Conduct regular chapter meetings with all chapter membership.
•        Fundraise through American Cancer Society approved fundraisers on campus in order to raise money for Relay For Life event.
•        Promote cancer awareness and prevention each month and establish advocacy programs on campus.
•        Support the establishment of Colleges Against Cancer Chapters at surrounding colleges and universities.

Membership Criteria:  Membership in Colleges Against Cancer shall be limited to persons officially connected with the University as full-time students. Students taking twelve (12) credit hours or more and who pay the University Fee are considered full-time students.

Meeting Day:  Wednesdays

Meeting Time:  7:00 PM

Meeting Location:  Qubein School of Communication, Room 379

Contacts:

PresidentRichard DeVita
SGA RepresentativeRichard DeVita
AdvisorKim Grisset

Social Media:     Facebook     Twitter

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Ducks Unlimited

Purpose: The purpose of the organization is to inform students about the need to conserve North America’s wetlands and the many important ways each person can help in conservation, restoration, and protection.

Membership Criteria: Student should be interested and passionate about wetland conservation.  Students must also be members of Ducks Unlimited Inc.  Must be able to attend chapter meetings and miss no more than 2 per semester. 

Meeting Day: Thursdays

Meeting Time: 7:00 PM

Meeting Location: TBA

Contacts:

PresidentZach Barnes
SGA RepresentativeStephen Pollock
AdvisorRichard Parker

Social Media:     Facebook

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Enactus

Purpose: Enactus is an international non-profit organization that brings together student, academic and business leaders who are committed to using the power of entrepreneurial action to improve the quality of life and standard of living for people in need. Guided by academic advisors and business experts, the student leaders of Enactus create and implement community empowerment projects in and around their communities. The experience not only transforms lives, it helps students develop the kind of talent and perspective that are essential to leadership in an ever-more complicated and challenging world.

Membership Criteria: Any current full time, undergraduate student can request to be a member of Enactus. There is no major requirement or minimum GPA requirement; all members must possess an entrepreneurial spirit and have a passion for improving the quality of life and standard of living for people in need.

Meeting Day: TBD

Meeting Time: TBD

Meeting Location: TBD

Contacts:

PresidentChristina Drake
SGA RepresentativeTBD
AdvisorTjia Nielson

Social Media:

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Entrepreneurship Club

Purpose:  To build and make connections between like minded entrepreneurs.

Membership Criteria:  Any HPU student.

Meeting Day:  Mondays

Meeting Time:  6:00 PM

Meeting Location:  Wilson School of Commerce, Room 229

Contacts:

PresidentSara Kirkpatrick
SGA RepresentativeAmanda Schrimpf
AdvisorDr. Kathy Elliott

Social Media:     NONE

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HPU Radio

Purpose:  To provide HPU with music through the radio station.

Membership Criteria:  Anyone interested in radio is able to join.

Meeting Day:  Wednesdays

Meeting Time:  5:30 PM

Meeting Location:  Qubein School of Communication

Contacts:

PresidentDylan Smith
SGA RepresentativeDylan Smith
AdvisorDr. Matthew Wells

Social Media:     Website     Facebook     Twitter

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Impact Club

Purpose:  To engage students in service and leadership opportunities that will create community and impact our world for Christ. We want to offer a variety of service activities to encourage members to share the many blessings that we have with those in need. As a Christian service organization we want to minister to those volunteering with us and to those we are serving.

Membership Criteria:  Anyone who wants to volunteer is welcome to join!

Meeting Day:  Thursdays (every other)

Meeting Time:  7:30 PM

Meeting Location:  Norton 101

Contacts:

PresidentChristen Cothran
SGA RepresentativeMike Ryan
AdvisorSarah Vess

Social Media:     Facebook

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Inter-Residence Council (IRC)

Purpose:  To put on student activities and to promote togetherness within the residence halls.

Membership Criteria:  Anyone that is a part of the student body is welcomed to join.

Meeting Day:  Sundays

Meeting Time:  4:00 PM

Meeting Location:  IRC Office

Contacts:

PresidentKenneth Irgens
SGA RepresentativeStephanie Calaway
AdvisorMark Strejc

Social Media:     Facebook     Twitter

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Japanese Animation Club

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Social Media:     Facebook     Twitter

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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.

Meeting Day:  Wednesdays or Thursdays (every other)

Meeting Time:  5:00 PM (Wed) or 6:00 PM (Thurs)

Meeting Location:  Congdon Computer Lab (1st floor)

Contacts:

PresidentBen May
SGA RepresentativeDanielle Santos
AdvisorRoger Shore

Social Media:     Facebook

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NSLS (National Society for Leadership & Success)

Purpose:  The Society is an organization that helps people discover and achieve their goals. The Society offers life-changing lectures from the nation’s leading presenters and a community where like-minded, success-oriented individuals come together and help one another succeed. The Society also serves as a powerful force of good in the greater community by encouraging and organizing action to better the world.

The guiding question we established to shape all the important decisions the organization makes is: “Are we helping the greatest number of people in the greatest way?” When asked how he might sum up the key thing that the Society does, founder Gary Tuerack shared, “We are dream supporters – we build leaders, support people in achieving their dreams, and better the world in the process. We get people to ask the all-important question, ‘What would you do if you knew you couldn’t fail?’ and then help them to achieve those goals.”

Membership Criteria:  Invitation only, based on GPA, also they must go through the steps of the Society to become an inducted member.

Meeting Day:  Meets throughout the semester on some Wednesdays or Sundays for orientation, training, Success Networking coaching, and speaker events.

Meeting Time:  6:30 – 8:00 PM (Wed), 2:00 – 3:00 PM (Sun)

Meeting Location:  Phillips 120 (Wed), Extraordinaire Cinema (Sun)

Contacts:

PresidentTBA
SGA RepresentativeMatthew Gahrmann
AdvisorDr. David Bergen

Social Media:     Website

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NSSA (National Sportscasters and Sportswriters Association)

Purpose:  We are one of three student chapters of the National Sportscaster and Sportswriters Association nationally. We provide opportunities to students to get first hand experience in the field of sports journalism.

Membership Criteria:  Anybody can join as long as you are interested in sports journalism!

Meeting Day:  Wednesday

Meeting Time:  6:00 PM

Meeting Location:  Qubein School of Communications

Contacts:

PresidentKevin Russell
SGA RepresentativeTBA
AdvisorDr. Bobby Hayes

Social Media:     Facebook     Twitter

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Paintball Club

Purpose:  To provide HPU students with access to the sport of paintball and to involve the school in local and national tournament circuits and communities.

Membership Criteria:  Any and all are welcome to join, and all members pay semester dues to maintain their memberships.

Meeting Day:  Sundays

Meeting Time:  12:00 PM

Meeting Location:  PBC Greensboro

Contacts:

PresidentTBA
SGA RepresentativeTBA
AdvisorDr. Rick Overstreet

Social Media:     Facebook

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Panther’s Den

Purpose:  Spread High Point University Athletics pride throughout campus. Student cheering section at all home Men and Women’s basketball games.

Membership Criteria:  Members need to be a student at High Point University and also pay the cover charge in order to be considered a part of Panthers Den. Then they have access to get into basketball games up to an hour early in order to get a good seat for the game.

Meeting Day:  Days of athletic games

Meeting Time:  30 – 60 minutes before the game

Meeting Location:  Millis Athletic and Convocation Center

Contacts:

PresidentMackenzie Mooney
SGA RepresentativeVictoria Bastardo
AdvisorKirsten Barden

Social Media:     Facebook     Twitter

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Paranormal Club

Purpose:  The purpose of this organization is bring together history, science, and the unknown to discover claims of unexplainable activity through scientific means. It is also a great way to bring together a group of people who are interested in this kind of thinking.

Membership Criteria:  All currently enrolled High Point University Undergraduate students.

Meeting Day:  Wednesdays

Meeting Time:  7:00 PM

Meeting Location:  Norton 202

Contacts:

PresidentAshlynn Randolph
SGA RepresentativeMatthew Carnaghi
AdvisorDr. Phillip Mulder

Social Media:     Facebook     Twitter

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PRIDE (People Representing Individuality, Diversity, & Equality)

Purpose:  The purpose of PRIDE is to foster awareness, promote education, and provide a forum for discussion about issues of sexuality in order to create a place of support, respect, pride and safety for gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, intersexual, questioning, and straight (LGBTIQS) members of High Point University.

Membership Criteria:  General members shall be defined as undergraduate students of High Point University who express an interest in joining in PRIDE and its activities. Active members shall be defined as general members who attend at least two out of the three business meetings in a semester. Active member status and the rights and abilities therein shall be conferred upon the second meeting.

Meeting Day:  Thursdays

Meeting Time:  7:00 PM

Meeting Location:  School of Education

Contacts:

PresidentSteven Edwards
SGA RepresentativeAlex Mills
AdvisorDr. Marjorie Church

Social Media:     Facebook

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PRSSA (Public Relations Student Society of America)

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.

Meeting Day:  Tuesdays / Wednesdays

Meeting Time:  7:00 PM

Meeting Location:  Qubein School of Communication

Contacts:

PresidentJessica Pikowski
SGA RepresentativeJay Carroll
AdvisorPhil Watson

Social Media:     Facebook

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Society for Historical/Political Awareness (a.k.a. Model UN)

Purpose:  The Society for Historical and Political Awareness aims to bring students together who have a strong interest in politics, international relations and the history of diplomacy. The group functions as a student-led Model United Nations team, which represents High Point University at several Model United Nations conferences on the east coast.

Membership Criteria:  Any undergraduate student enrolled at High Point University may join. Official membership requires that a student pay annual dues and attend a minimum of one weekly meeting per month.

Meeting Day:  Wednesdays

Meeting Time:  6:15 PM

Meeting Location:  Norton Hall

Contacts:

PresidentMegan Switick
SGA RepresentativeJacqueline Reilly
AdvisorDr. Thaddeus Ostrowski

Social Media:     Facebook     Twitter

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Sports Link

Purpose:  Sports Link is a student organization that works directly with the HPU Athletics Staff to broadcast High Point’s home games on the Big South Network. Sports Link will be broadcasting over 100 games on the HPU campus this season. The organization is intended to provide professional, hands-on experience for students interested in the field of sports media.

Membership Criteria:  Any HPU student with a passion for sports or video production is welcome to join Sports Link. Most members come from the Nido Qubein School of Communication, but students from any major are welcome.

Meeting Day:  Tuesdays

Meeting Time:  7:00 PM

Meeting Location:  Steele Center Holbrook Room

Contacts:

PresidentCasey Ellis
SGA RepresentativeCasey Ellis
AdvisorMichelle Manzo

Social Media:     Website     Facebook     Twitter

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Starving Artist Organization

Purpose:  The Starving Artist Organization (SAO) signs all kind of artists (musicians, photographers, painters, etc) and we help them get their work out and be seen. We advertise around campus getting artist interested in signed with SAO. The purpose of the organization is to have students showcase their talents and share them with the world (almost like signing to a record label, except not with a hard contract, and SAO is not just for musicians). SAO puts on events for their artists, one night may be an art gallery, where we have pieces from some of our painters, drawers, etc., another may be a jazz concert… where some of our jazz musicians perform. We also have a website where we have photos and biographies of all of the artists signed to the organization, we show when the next events are/what kind of event it is/who is being showcased that day, video footage and pictures of the performers or artwork from the most recent events, etc. One of the most unique aspects of SAO is that we allow the students who are not artists (the SAO workers) to truly practice their crafts. Whether they enjoy PR, advertising, website editing, website creation, fundraising, financial management, talent scouting, equipment managing, stage managing, location planning, etc., we have it all… so much goes into putting on events and concerts. SAO will have 2 large concerts, one in the Fall Semester, and one in the Spring Semester… these will be concerts where we have a line up of artists that we know students really want to listen to.

Membership Criteria:  All student members must be full time undergraduate students. Student members will be split into two categories, talent and working committee.

The talent member group will consist of all the artists that are members of SAO. To become a member, artists must submit a short video of their work to SAO’s talent searchers. Artists who do not display their work through live performance (photographers, painters, etc.) must send in photos of their work. For artists who do not know how their artistry can be shown, they can contact the organization via email. After all work is reviewed, the artist will be notified if they have been accepted into the organization or denied. By auditioning for membership, all applicants agree to become members if accepted into SAO.

The working committee will consist of students who wish to fulfill positions designated by the council. Applicants must submit a short application that displays the applicant’s major, talents, specialties, and what position they are interested in. The council will approve or deny applicants based on their credentials.

Meeting Day:  Mondays & Wednesdays

Meeting Time:  6:30 PM

Meeting Location:  Qubein School of Communication

Contacts:

PresidentBlake Pulley
SGA RepresentativeGregory Kurek
AdvisorCharisse McGhee-Lazarou

Social Media:     Coming Soon…

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Student Alumni Council

Purpose:  Stimulate student involvement with the University, its alumni, and encourage students to be actively involved with HPU after graduation.

Membership Criteria:  Invitation only.

Meeting Day:  ?

Meeting Time:  ?

Meeting Location:  ?

Contacts:

PresidentMolly Phalen
SGA RepresentativeHayden Steelman
AdvisorEmily Saunders

Social Media:     NONE

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To Write Love on Her Arms

Purpose:  College campuses are places of transition, and the difficult realities of transition are not often talked about openly, especially when they are associated with mental health. We believe that by giving these conversations a home on campuses across the country, we will see students choosing to continue living their story and helping those around them do the same. UChapters is a movement of students committed to changing the statistics and building a community of honesty and hope.

Membership Criteria:  Anybody is welcome to join.

Meeting Day:  Tuesdays

Meeting Time:  6:00 PM

Meeting Location:  Norton 202

Contacts:

PresidentBrooke Liberto
SGA RepresentativeRiley Christian
AdvisorDr. Chris Lootens

Social Media:     Facebook     Twitter

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Video Game Club

Purpose:  The HPU Video Game Club is devoted to the play and analysis of games.  From current gen titles to those from the early days of the medium, the entire history of video games is explored and studied.  The club also organizes tournaments and other social activities for gamers.

Membership Criteria:  Open to anyone who has an interest in games – while the club skews heavily in favor of video games, all games are open for play and consideration.

Meeting Day:  Tuesdays

Meeting Time: 7:00 – 8:00 PM

Meeting Location: Qubein School of Communication, Room 125 – Game Lab

Contacts:

PresidentTaylor Tornatore
SGA RepresentativeTaylor Tornatore
AdvisorDr. Stefan Hall

Social Media:     Facebook

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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

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