ORGANIZATION DESCRIPTIONS

Recognized Student Organization Descriptions

Allied Health Professionals  The purpose of this club is to support students interested in pursuing health-related careers and to serve as a forum for discussion on health issues. 
     
Alpha Psi Omega – Kappa Alpha Chapter   This national honorary dramatics fraternity recognizes achievement in the field of drama.   
     
Alpha Zeta   Its purposes are to foster high standards of scholarship, character, leadership and a spirit of fellowship among members of this honor society and to promote the profession of agriculture on campus and in the community. 
     
American Chemical Society (ACS) The purpose of this chapter is to instill a professional pride in chemistry and chemical engineering and to foster an awareness of the responsibilities and challenges of the modern chemist.   
     
Art Society   The Art Society promotes artistic interests, channels art into educational and recreational activities at Berry, and creates awareness in the Berry community of art related events both on and off campus.  
     
Athletes Bettering the Community (ABC)   The purpose of ABC is to encourage athletes, other students, faculty and staff to promote the Berry motto “Not to be ministered unto, but to minister” by participation in community service activities. 
     
     
Baptist Collegiate Ministry (BCM)  The purpose of BCM is to involve students in a college life that exemplifies the Christian understanding of the responsibility of a life with Christ.  Membership is interdenominational.   
     
Berry Accounting Association (BAA)  The purpose of this organization is to develop business leadership, create interest and understanding of accounting occupations, and to improve scholarship.  Membership is open to students planning to major or minor in accounting.  
     
Berry Association of Marketers (BAM)  The purpose of BAM is to promote research, understanding, and career interests in the area of marketing.   
     
Berry College Alternate Realities Club(BCAR) 
 
 This organization provides an introduction and forum for those interested in science fiction, fantasy and animation, as well as an opportunity to educate the Berry Community about these topics.    
 
     
Berry Buddhist Student Group (BBSG)      
 
The Berry Buddhist Student Group seeks to provide students with the opportunity to build a deeper understanding of the variety of traditions found within Buddhism. This is done through discussion and engaging in practice like meditation.  
 
     
Berry College Exchange Club The purposes for the Berry College Exchange Club are to actively participate in the establishment of new Exchange Clubs, benefit members by providing opportunities for personal development as they participate in the affairs of the club, and to promote active participation in the Programs of Service of The National Exchange Clubs and its national project, the Prevention of Child Abuse, for the betterment of the community.
     
Berry College Student Nurses Association (BC-SNA)   The purpose of the Berry College Student Nurses’ Association is to assume responsibility for contributing to nursing education and to providing for the highest quality of health care, provide programs representative of fundamental and current professional interest and concerns, and aid in the development of the whole person by educating the head, heart, and hands of the nursing student, including an understanding of the professional role of a nurse, and his/her responsibility for the health care and betterment of all people.
     
Berry College Theater Company (BCTC)     The Theater Company provides practical experience, both onstage and backstage, in a variety of theatrical activities and exposes students of the entire college community to live theater as a cultural force by presenting plays of different historical styles.   
     
Berry International Club (BIC) 
 
  Membership with the Berry International Club is open to all students interested in promoting unity, fellowship and cultural exchange across campus and in the community. 
 
     
Berry Investment Group (BIG)  This group provides opportunities for students to learn investment practices and become familiar with the stock market.    
     
Beta Beta Beta (Tri-Beta)- Georgia Tau Chapter      
 
Tri-Beta is an honor society for students that seek to encourage scholarly attainment in the field of biology, therefore reserving membership for those who achieve superior academic records and who indicate special aptitude for and major interest in the life sciences. It desires to cultivate intellectual interest in the natural sciences and to promote a better appreciation of the value of biological study.
     
Biology Club   This organization is open to all students who are interested in biological activities and projects.   
     
Black Student Association (BSA)    The purpose of this organization is to unite all black students at Berry College for the academic and social integration of black culture into the environment of this institution for the benefit of all students 
     
Block & Bridle Club   The purpose of this organization is to promote a higher scholastic standard among the students of Animal Science, to promote Animal Science work in colleges and universities, and to bring about a closer relationship among all students pursuing some phase of Animal Science as a profession or interest.   
     
  
Campus Outreach Ministry  Campus Outreach is a campus-wide organization with the purpose of teaching the claims of the Bible and having a positive effect on the campus life at Berry College.  
     
Canterbury Club  The purpose of this organization is to provide an organized union of Episcopalians in the Berry College community.  This organization provides regular opportunities for worship and the Holy Eucharist in conjunction with relevant education and social programs and activities.   
     
Catholic Students Association (CSA)    The purpose of this organization is to create a more organized union of Catholic students in the Berry community.  This organization shall provide an increasing awareness of the Catholic Church and opportunities for non-Catholics to become educated about Catholicism.   
     
Charter Student Association of Educators   The purpose of this group is to provide professional development programs for pre-service teachers, serve the community, and provide opportunities for members to interact with Charter Fellows of Berry College.
     
Circle K  Sponsored through the Kiwanis Club, Circle K’s purposes are to emphasize the advantages of the democratic way of life; provide opportunities for leadership training in service; serve the campus and community through participation in activities; promote good fellowship and high scholarship; and to develop citizenship and the spirit of service for improvement of all human relationships. 
     
Club Soccer   This club sport provides a non-varsity platform for students to travel and compete in soccer against other college and university club teams.  
     
Colleges Against Cancer (CAC)  CAC chapter organization is a nationwide collaboration of college students, faculty, and staff dedicated to eliminating cancer by initiating and supporting programs of the American Cancer Society in college communities.
     
College Republicans   The purpose of the club shall be to make known and promote the principles of the Republican Party among the students of Berry College and to recruit Berry students as members of the club and as members of the Republican Party. 
  
EMPOWER – Educating Minds by Promotion of Women’s Equal Rights   This organization strives to promote awareness of women’s issues on campus, to provide a support network for female students, and to be actively involved with relevant community programs.    
     
Exaltation Christian Singers  This organization’s primary purpose is to glorify God through music and ministry.  Membership is granted through an audition and interview process.  
     
  
Exercise Science Club The purpose of the Berry College Exercise Science Club is to provide opportunities for students interested in exercise science and related fields to learn about career and educational opportunities after college, to gain practical life skills, and to develop community within this academic area by engaging members in volunteer opportunities and physical activities that promote team building.   
Forensics Union   The purpose of the Forensic Union is to promote intramural and intercollegiate speech-debate activities and to enhance rhetorical knowledge among student members and the Berry community. 
     
  
Future Farmers of America The purpose of the Berry College Future Farmers of America is to enhance the collegiate experience with agriculture through service and engagement to create premier leaders, enable personal growth, and ensure career success.  
     
Habitat for Humanity   The purpose of this chapter is to provide opportunities for its members to participate in all aspects of the work and ministry of Habitat for Humanity.   
     
     
Honors Student Union  The purpose of this organization is the advancement of an academically challenging Honors Program, as well as the promotion of certain campus-wide events, i.e. forums, debates, and lectures, which are deemed beneficial to the student body as a whole.  
     
Hunger and Homelessness Outreach Programs and Education (HHOPE)  HHOPE is committed to fight hunger and homelessness through a three-part course of action –  Service, Education, and Activism – because they believe all people, locally and internationally, should have their basic needs met.   
     
In His Name Gospel Choir   The purpose of In His Name Gospel Choir is to praise and worship God through music, dance, drama and spoken word, with an emphasis on the history and performance of gospel music. 
     
  
Kappa Delta Pi   The purpose of Rho Upsilon Chapter of Kappa Delta Pi shall be to encourage high professional, intellectual, and personal standards to recognize and applaud outstanding contributions to education, to plan relevant professional interaction with academic and social issues, and to encourage communication.   
     
Krannert Center Activities Board (KCAB)    KCAB plans and promotes a variety of social, recreational, and cultural activities for the entire campus community.  Members are selected each spring through an application process, and the board participates in leadership training, planning and programming throughout the year.  
     
Lambda Sigma Society – Alpha Mu Chapter  The purpose of Lambda Sigma is to foster leadership, scholarship, fellowship, spirit, and service among college students.  Members will be selected to serve during their sophomore year.   
     
  
LISTEN Listen works to provide a non-judgmental environment for all students, regardless of sexual orientation, that fosters a positive atmosphere for discussion of any topic, with a particular focus on Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender (GLBT) issues, and to coordinate with the greater Berry College community to foster a climate of inclusiveness, tolerance, and diversity.
     
Model United Nations (MUN)  This group seeks to develop a comprehensive knowledge of international affairs that teach valuable skills in leadership, communications, and diplomacy; promote an environment in which students can embrace other cultures, peoples, and benefits; and apply this knowledge to intercollegiate competitions.   
     
  
Omicron Delta Epsilon (ODE) – ETA Chapter  ETA is the campus chapter of ODE, the international honor society in economics.  The purpose of this organization is to promote awareness of economics among members and the community.    
     
Omicron Delta Kappa (ODK)   This national leadership honorary chapter recognizes junior and senior students who have attained a high academic record and have held leadership positions on campus.   The purposes of this group are to recognize individuals for outstanding performance in collegiate activities and to bring together students, faculty and staff on a basis of mutual interest and understanding.    
     
Orgullo – Pride in Hispanic Culture   The purpose of Orgullo is to promote awareness of Hispanic Culture through events and programs highlighting Hispanic achievements and to coordinate and sponsor events during Hispanic Heritage Month (September 15-October 15) 
     
  
     
Phi Alpha Theta – Omicron-Epsilon Chapter   Phi Alpha Theta is an international honor society in history with members selected on the basis of excellence in the study or the writing of history.   
     
Phi Kappa Phi   The primary purposes of Phi Kappa Phi are to promote the pursuit of excellence in all fields of higher education and to recognize outstanding achievement by students, faculty, and others through election to membership, and through various awards for distinguished achievement. 
     
Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia Fraternity   Phi Mu Alpha is a national professional music fraternity for men.  
     
Philosophy Society    This organization’s purpose is to discuss topics within the realms of philosophy and religion in an open and relaxed forum.   
     
Politics and Law Society (PALS)   The purposes of PALS is to create a supportive community among Government and International Studies students, to coordinate activities aimed at the pre-law and government community on campus, and to aid and educate persons interested in the field of law, government, or political science. 
     
Pre-Vet Club   The purpose is to secure greater recognition for pre-veterinary medicine as an integral part of the school curriculum and to promote professional growth among its members.   
     
Psi Chi   The purpose of Psi Chi honor society is to encourage and maintain excellence in scholarship of individual members in all fields, particularly in psychology.   
     
Psychological Society   The Psychological Society works to promote an interest in the discipline, as a vehicle for personal growth and awareness, and to provide a forum for creative and original debate of a psychological nature.   
     
Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA)     PRSSA will serve its members by enhancing their knowledge of public relations and providing access to professional development opportunities.
     
  
Religion In Student Experience (RISE)  The role of RISE is to provide a welcoming pluralistic atmosphere for Berry's students, a forum for student expression of faith, a platform for student- organized events and exchanges, and a liaison between the Interfaith Council and student interest.
     
  
Sigma Alpha Iota   SAI is a national professional music fraternity for women.   
     
Sigma Delta Pi   Sigma Delta Pi is a national honor society in Spanish.  This group encourages students to acquire a deeper understanding of Hispanic culture.  
     
Society of Outdoor Life and Exploration (SOLE)  The purpose of SOLE is to promote outdoor recreation opportunities, increase awareness of the environment and appreciation of nature, and provide an outlet for outdoor enthusiasts to gather together for group experiences. 
     
Society of Physics The purpose of this organization is to assist in and to promote the professional development of physics students, as well as provide guidance and resources available to the organization.  
     
Student Government Association (SGA)   SGA serves as an intermediary for the consideration of college problems which are of vital interest to both the students and the faculty and staff, while developing principles of democratic self-government and encouraging and promoting cooperation among faculty, staff, administration, and students.  Students receive membership upon enrollment; voting privileges accompany elected representative positions.   
     
Students Against Violating the Earth (SAVE)  This organization’s purpose is to unite the Berry community with environmental concern and action.  Several recycling projects are ongoing throughout the campus.   
     
Swing and Ballroom Dance Association  The purpose of the Swing and Ballroom Dance Association is to increase the enthusiasm and awareness of various forms of dancing, to teach basic dance skills and provide a way for students to get together and dance regularly. 
     
  
Ultimate Frisbee Club  This organization seeks to develop skills and understanding of Ultimate Frisbee, be a positive representative of the students at Berry College, and apply these skills to intercollegiate competition.   
     
  
Vikettes  The purpose of this organization is to promote school enthusiasm through dance, serve as a liaison between Berry College and the Rome community, entertain at school activities and provide extracurricular opportunities for interested female students at Berry College.   
Viking Crew  The Viking Crew’s desire is to expand the sport of rowing through practice and competition.   The club requires all crew members to become affiliated with the U.S. Rowing Association for insurance purposes.  
     
  
Wesley Foundation  The Wesley Foundation’s purpose is to provide a forum to explore, challenge, and solidify beliefs through spiritual growth; to be affiliated with the United Methodist Church at the local level.   
     
   
Young Democrats   This organization promotes the principles and candidates of the Democratic Party at the local, state and national level.