Students are encouraged to get involved by participating in one or more of the recognized student organizations on campus. Getting involved is an excellent way to meet new friends, have fun, help others, and gain some important leadership experience. Participation in College-related clubs and organizations provides students with an opportunity for personal development. At Belmont Abbey College, just as much learning happens outside the classroom as inside. Please take a look at the extensive list of clubs and organizations that we have here at the Abbey.
The College’s community service program is advised by staff but led entirely by passionate, dedicated students. The goal of the service club is to make a positive impact on the community that surrounds and hosts Belmont Abbey College and to help Abbey students cultivate an attitude of charity, generosity, and gratitude. Our efforts are primarily directed toward those most in need—the poor, homeless, disabled, and marginalized—and much of our work is performed in cooperation with local human service providers like Habitat for Humanity, Catherine’s House, and Open Arms Ministry. Students are encouraged to propose their own creative ideas for addressing the needs of the local community and, working through Abbey Volunteers, to advertise and recruit fellow Abbey students. New opportunities to serve—either once or on an ongoing basis—will become available throughout the year. Student Contact (Jobeth Dulin): email@example.com Advisor Contact ( Mr. Ford): patrickford
Acrobatics and Tumbling
Agora (Literary Magazine and Club)
Agora is the title of Belmont Abbey College’s student literary magazine, published yearly during spring semester. A call for submissions of poetry, short fiction, essays, graphic art, and photography goes out yearly to students and faculty, and a student board of editors decides what works will be published. Prizes are also awarded for the best submission in the categories of written work (poetry, stories, and essays) and art (graphic art, computer art, and photography). Click here to see past editions of Agora and learn more! Student Contact (Kate Weaver): firstname.lastname@example.org Advisor Contact (Dr. Munro): RebeccaMunro@bac.edu For submissions: email@example.com
The Art Club is a great opportunity to grow in your appreciation of all forms of art. Occasional art classes, meetings, and special events will ensure that your love for art will only deepen with your involvement in this club. Student contact (Ally Daniels): firstname.lastname@example.org.
Arts at the Abbey
Ballroom Dancing Club
Have you always wanted to dance, but you don’t know how? Swing by and we’ll teach you. Ballroom Dancing Club meets every week to teach and practice. Dances taught include: Swing, Waltz, Tango, Cha Cha, Foxtrot, Salsa, and Viennese Waltz. In addition to weekly meetings, the club hosts a dance once a month and tries to do a fun new event each semester (past events include coordinating a flash-mob in the cafeteria ). Student Contact (Michael Needham): email@example.com Advisor Contact (Kristin Hayes): firstname.lastname@example.org
Belmont Abbey Improv Troupe
What a great opportunity to brush up on your improv skills and learn some new ones! At least one improv show a month keeps the student body involved and on the edge of their seats. Workshops, exercises and regular meetings make sure that your improv skills are sharp and growing. Student Contact (Rylee Yarrington): email@example.com Advisor Contact (Jill Bloede): firstname.lastname@example.org
Benedictine Volunteer Corps
The monks of Belmont Abbey have joined the Benedictine Volunteer Corps program sponsored by St. John’s Abbey, Collegeville. The mission of the Volunteer Corps is to provide opportunities for students and/or alumni with six to eight months volunteer service at a Benedictine monastery while participating in the monastic life of that community and supporting its work. Click here for more information. Contact Fr. Christopher Kirchgessner, OSB email@example.com
Beta Beta Beta
The Tau Upsilon Chapter of Beta Beta Beta National Biological Honor Society, established in 1982, encourages scholarly attainment in biology through academic achievement, research, and dissemination of knowledge through public lectures, meetings, publications, and other activities.
(Dr. Jennifer Ellington): firstname.lastname@example.org
(Dr. Stephen Bauer) email@example.com
Campus Activities Board (CAB)
The Campus Activities Board is a hardworking student organization committed to providing innovative and exciting programs for its students. CAB regularly sponsors social weekends, dances, comedians, musical performers, coffeehouse performances, lectures, and other special events. Student contact (James Hartley and Kristen Pearsall): firstname.lastname@example.org Advisor Contact (Jessica Purcell): email@example.com
Chi Alpha Sigma Honor Society
An honor society for student athletes. Must be a junior or senior, varsity athlete and have a cumulative GPA of 3.4 or above. Advisor Contact (Dr. Beeman): firstname.lastname@example.org
To promote republican values on campus through service, promotion, and other initiatives. Student Contact ( Joelle Tremblay ): email@example.com Advisor Contact (Dr. Wysocki): firstname.lastname@example.org
Christian Medical and Dental Association
Crusaders for Life
Crusaders for Life is an on-campus Pro-Life club dedicated to promoting a culture of life on campus through educated discussions with fellow students to seek truth and virtue in every aspect of life.
Student Contact (Elizabeth Kenney): email@example.com
The Crusader is the student newspaper of Belmont Abbey College. The newspaper welcomes all students, faculty, and staff to submit an article for each issue. Click here for more information! Contact-Editor ( Reece Kelsch ): firstname.lastname@example.org
Delta Epsilon Sigma
The Gamma Iota Chapter of Delta Epsilon Sigma National Honor Society was established in 1959. Membership in this organization is an acknowledgment of scholastic achievement and a stimulus to further intellectual growth. Advisor Contact (Laura Campbell): email@example.com
Faithful Daughters Household
Faithful Daughters Household is an organization of women who have the goal of creating a strong community of friendship centered around faith, fun and enriching activities. A household is a small Christ-centered group of students that realize the difficulty one can face in leaving behind their spiritual foundation and coming to college. It is sometimes difficult leaving your family and coming to school and to maintain your prayer and faith life on campus. Members of the households strive to support each other in growing spiritually, academically and emotionally. Student Contact ( Stephanie Lugo ): firstname.lastname@example.org Advisor Contact (Patrick Ford): email@example.com
We have an active Greek system with three sororities (Tau Kappa Delta, Alpha Sigma Pi, and Epsilon Sigma Alpha) and two fraternities (Sigma Alpha and Kappa Sigma). Greek organizations at the Abbey offer students the opportunity to enhance their college experience in a unique environment. Our Greek organizations plan a number of activities throughout the year, such as the annual Halloween Carnival and Christmas at the Abbey, two events which reach out to local children. Greek Life also hosts the Winter Formal, which is open to all students. Most importantly, each organization supports a philanthropy through fundraising, community service, and awareness events. Formal recruitment for the sororities fraternities are held in both the fall and spring semester. For more information click here. Advisor Contact (Seth Sherrin): SethSherrin@bac.edu
History Honors Society
The purpose of the International Club is to promote cultural awareness and live out the Benedictine charism of hospitality. Advisor Contact (Cathy Cathy Comeau): firstname.lastname@example.org
Kappa Delta Pi
The Upsilon Eta Chapter of Kappa Delta Pi, an international educational honor society, was established in 1994. The society aims to promote excellence in education, maintain a high degree of professional fellowship, encourage professional growth, and honor achievement in educational work. Membership is open to honor students in undergraduate education who espouse worthy educational ideals, and have demonstrated commendable personal qualities and sound scholarship. Advisor Contact (Amanda Kloo): email@example.com
The Lolek Society
A society dedicated to bringing the knowledge of positive single life, healthy dating, and vocational discernment to students at Belmont Abbey College based on traditional Catholic values and the Theology of the Body, resulting in authentic community, romantic, and spiritual relationships. Student Contact ( Joelle Tremblay ):firstname.lastname@example.org
Promote an interest in mathematics on campus and provide opportunities for students to explore and enjoy mathematical events. Student Contact (Gage Hillmann): email@example.com Advisor Contact (Dr. Brosnan): Stephenbrosnan@bac.edu
Men’s Household Sons of Mary is an entirely student-run organization of young men seeking to lead lives of Chastity and Humility. Although we are a Catholic Household, we welcome and encourage our non-Catholic brothers to join us, as this helps broaden the scopes of our discussions and helps us become familiar with different viewpoints while developing meaningful relationships and friendships. We generally meet once a week on Sunday evenings to discuss various topics that relate to our lives or our beliefs (these topics range from religious and spiritual to political and personal, but we always try to keep the discussion relevant and applicable). Abbot Placid Solari, OSB, joins us in our discussions once a month. We also meet to pray the Rosary together every Monday night in the Grotto. In addition to our weekly schedule, we have a few additional events each semester, which include things like hiking up Crowders Mountain together, helping out with service projects, and having cookouts with Women’s Household. We will also go on a retreat/campout near the end of the Spring semester with Abbot Placid (schedules permitting). President: Mark Trompeter firstname.lastname@example.orgVice President: Max Marck email@example.comSocial Chair: Anthony Beauregard firstname.lastname@example.org
To provide volunteer opportunities in and knowledge about the Motorsports Industry. Advisor Contact (Dr. Chambers): email@example.com
Phi Sigma Tau
The Beta of North Carolina Chapter of Phi Sigma Tau, the national honor society in philosophy, was established in 1979. Its aim is to promote debate of intellectual issues through discussion groups, annual lectures, and other activities. Membership is open to all students who have shown both interest and excellence in the study of philosophy. Check back in March 2018 for more information!
Pi Mu Epsilon
The North Carolina Xi chapter of Pi Mu Epsilon was established in 2015. Pi Mu Epsilon is dedicated to the promotion of mathematics and recognition of students who successfully pursue mathematical understanding. Membership is open to faculty and students. Advisor Contact (Lesley O’Connor): firstname.lastname@example.org
Professional Business League
The Psychology club is an academic organization composed of psychology majors and other students interested in the discipline. The purpose of this organization is to provide opportunities for association and interaction with the students, faculty and administration interested in expanding their knowledge and experiences with and through Psychology. Student Contact (Alejandro Nodarse): email@example.com Advisor Contact (Dr. Sauls): firstname.lastname@example.org
Record of the Week Club
Record of the week club’s purpose is to broaden the musical horizons and to meet fellow students with an interest in learning the history, format, and culture behind music from the 1970’s onward. Student Contact (Julia Lubinecky): email@example.com
The mission of Rotaract is to provide an opportunity for young men and women to enhance the knowledge and skills that will assist them in personal development, to address the physical and social needs of their communities, and to promote better relations between all people worldwide through a framework of friendship and service. Daphne Friday-Faculty Advisor firstname.lastname@example.org
Student Athletic Advisory Committee (SAAC)
The Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) of Belmont Abbey College is comprised of a dynamic group of student-athletes who graciously volunteer their time, effort, and enthusiasm to a number of causes. A few of the SAAC activities include: building a sense of community within the athletics program involving all teams, soliciting student-athlete responses to proposed conference and NCAA legislation, promoting communication between athletic administration and student-athletes, and organizing community involvement efforts. The SAAC committee is an avid supporter of the “Make-A-Wish Foundation” and is near the top of the Conference Carolinas in the fundraising competition. In addition to its traditional activities, this year’s committee has established the energetic “Red Sea Club,” as well as the Student-Athlete of the Month recognition. The SAAC is in a sense, the student-athletes’ unified voice. Student Contacts: (Brittany Oehlhof) email@example.com and (Blaise Waters) firstname.lastname@example.org Advisor Contact (Toni Elyea): ToniElyea@bac.edu.
Table Top Club
We at the Table Top Club do form this group with the intent to both learn and teach a multitude of games and activities, in order to grow in fellowship and camaraderie. With goals including but not limited to reaching out to the often introverted and less active members of campus; to increase virtues such as Prudence, Temperance, Faith, and Love; as well as facilitate the growth of the Benedictine Hallmarks such as Community, Conversatio, and Hospitality. The club would benefit Belmont Abbey by engaging a group of students who normally may not participate in clubs.
Ultimate Frisbee Club
The Ultimate Frisbee Club is a great opportunity to engage the community in the fun pastime of ultimate Frisbee. Embodying the school’s values of virtue and excellence, the Frisbee club sets out to create an atmosphere where everyone can thrive in. The club meets every Friday at 3 p.m. in the Quad! Student Contact ( Jacob Miller ): email@example.com
We want to bring Belmont Abbey College women together to know and love Christ and to show that love by serving the community and other students. We have weekly coffee hours, monthly socials and volunteer opportunities on and off campus. This group is a great way for current and first time student to build new friendships. President: Amanda McLaughlin firstname.lastname@example.org