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  • As a student at Olivet Nazarene University, you will have numerous ways to get involved. Whether your interests lie in student government, equestrianism, biology or service opportunities, there is a club or an organization that’s just the right fit for you.
  • Associated Student Council
    All students who are enrolled as “traditional undergraduate students” with the University, carrying at least 12 credit hours are considered part of the “Associated Students” of Olivet Nazarene University.

    The governing body of the Associated Students of Olivet Nazarene University is the Associated Student Council (ASC). This organization is responsible, along with the University administration, for fostering social and spiritual activities on campus. Below are some ways you can be involved in ASC.

    Executive Council
    The student Executive Council assists the Student Body President in executing the provisions of the Constitution as well as the subjoined by-laws and the rulings of the Voting Council. This council plans events, organizes clubs, and helps to address campus issues by working with the administration on the behalf of the student body.

    Class Council
    Each Class Council consists of a president, a chaplain and five elected by its respective academic class. Class Councils are to host campus events, develop leaders among the classes, and be a proactive body for the overall improvement of the University experience.

    Voting Council
    The Voting Council is comprised of the Executive Council and each Class Council. The Voting Council makes decisions concerning the Associated Student Council, plans events, and works on the behalf of the Associated Students in order to improve campus life.

    Student Body President
    The Student Body President serves as the primary representative of the student body to the various facets of the University and the community at large. The President is responsible for the faithful execution of all provisions in the Constitution and all rulings of the Student Council as well as presiding at all meetings of the ASC Voting Council and the ASC Executive Council. The President also supervises all organizations under the umbrella of ASC.

    Spiritual Life Ministries
    The Spiritual Life Ministries are chaired by the student VP for Spiritual Life and exist for the spirit-led advancement of His kingdom through service, acknowledging Christ as our foundation. The Spiritual Life Ministries provide students opportunities for involvement through various in-reach (ONU students) and out-reach (community volunteerism) activities.

    Social Life
    Social Life events are led by the student VP for Social Life and the ASC Class Councils referred to as the Social Committee. Social Committee’s primary annual responsibilities include Ollies Follies, Paint Wars, Candy Costume Fest, Recess events, and the Christmas Party, along with many other social activities for the enjoyment of the students. 

    Women’s Residential Life (WRL)
    The WRL Council is an organization for female residential students chaired by the student VP for WRL. The purpose of WRL is to maintain effective communication with female students and residential life staff in order to anticipate and respond to the needs of female students. Together WRL will sponsor and/or co-sponsor programming efforts that target the needs and interests of female students, including traditional events such as Homecoming Coronation, Mr. ONU, Women’s Appreciation Events, and the Sister 2 Sister program.

    Men’s Residential Life (MRL)
    The MRL Council is an organization for male residential students chaired by the student VP for MRL. The purpose of MRL is to maintain effective communication with male students and the residential life staff in order to anticipate and respond to the needs of male students. MRL will sponsor and/or co-sponsor programming efforts that target the needs and interests of male students, including traditional events such as Manvember Month, a Costume Dodgeball Tournament, the Juggernaut event, and tailgate parties.

    Publicity
    The Publicity Council is led by the student VP for Publicity. The Publicity Council advertises for all-school events, class council events, and ASC clubs and organizations events by graphically designing posters and other guerilla marketing tactics. This council has a tremendous influence on communication to the student body and the success of ASC sponsored activities.

    Aurora Yearbook
    The Aurora Yearbook is led by a student Executive Editor. Each academic year, the Aurora Yearbook student staff takes photographs as well as writes, edits, formats and publishes stories about campus life. All students are encouraged to join the staff!

    GlimmerGlass Newspaper
    The GlimmerGlass Newspaper is led by a student Executive Editor. The GlimmerGlass Newspaper student staff takes photographs as well as writes, edits, formats and publishes stories about campus life and beyond. All students are encouraged to join the staff! Course credit can be earned by the student staff by enrolling in course COMM 210.

    Clubs and Honor Societies
    ASC Clubs and Honor Societies are managed by the VP for Student Relations. Such organizations exist to serve and represent the student body in their respective departments, student body, and the community at large. ASC Clubs and Honor Societies have meetings, host events, and travel based on their focus.

    Biophilic (Biology Club) 

    This club exists to promote community and service within the biology department, the campus of Olivet, and surrounding area as well as understanding of biology and the environment.

    Capitol Hill Gang (Political Science Club) 

    This club exists in order to encourage political activity and debate among the students, faculty, and staff in order to advance awareness on domestic and global issues, including traveling to Washington, D.C.

    Chemistry 

    This club exists to involve all students on campus who enjoy chemistry.

    Diakonia (Social Work) 

    This club exists in order to promote fellowship for social work and social welfare-oriented students. Various activities will be sponsored in order to raise awareness at ONU about human need.

    Enactus (formerly known as SIFE) 

    This club exists to provide college students the best opportunity to make a difference and to develop leadership, teamwork, and communication skills through learning, practicing and teaching the principles of free enterprise.

    Equestrian Club 

    This club exists to promote community among students who have an interest or passion for horses and to promote understanding of horsemanship.

    Exercise Science Club 

    This club exists to promote unity among all students interested in Exercise Science, including various job opportunities in the field and graduate school speakers.

    Green Room 

    This club exists to promote and instruct in theatre arts. Specifically focuses on the production of stage shows and the advancement of student talent with emphases on Christian worldview and spiritual development to accompany theatrical accomplishment.

    Kappa Delta Pi (Education Honor Society) 

    This honor society exists to encourage and promote the continuing excellence in the education department.

    Kappa Delta Rho (Family and Consumer Science Honor Society) 

    This honor society is dedicated to recognizing and encouraging excellence in scholarship, research and leadership in Family and Consumer Sciences.

    Lambda Pi Eta Theta Beta (Communication Department Honor Society) 

    This honor society exists to encourage the development and reward the accomplishments of those in the communications program.

    Math Club 

    This club promotes community amongst students who share a passion for mathematics by participating in mathematical origami, math scavenger hunts, math movies and an annual Math Murder Mystery. No upper division math is required.

    MuKappa (Students from International Missionary and Military Homes) 

    This club exists to encourage the international missionary and military students at Olivet.

    Multi-Ethnic Relations (MERC) 

    This club exists to promote ethnic awareness and unity within the Olivet community.

    National Association for Music Educators 

    This club exists to help future music educators and the community music programs learn more about music education and how to be Christ-like influences in our respective communities.

    National Science Teachers Association 

    This club exists to promote the mission of NSTA and familiarize students with the resources provided by the association as well as provide opportunities for professional growth and development.

    Nursing Student Association 

    This club exists to provide unity and support among the nursing students and to provide community service opportunities such as blood drives.

    Olivet Engineering Society 

    This club exists to provide opportunities for Engineering students and the student body to have fun utilizing engineering.

    Olivet Geological Society 

    This club exists to provide enjoyable and educational activities with a geological focus for students.

    Phi Alpha Theta (History Honor Society) 

    This honor society exists to encourage and promote continuing excellence in the history department.

    Law and Politics Society 

    This club exist in order to promote the awareness of law and the legal profession and to prepare ourselves for the challenges of law school and of a legal career.

    Psi Chi (Psychology Honor Society) 

    This honor society exists to encourage academic growth and excellence in the psychology field.

    Sigma Tau Delta (English and English Education Honor Society) 

    This honor society exists to encourage academic growth and excellence in the field of English through opportunities such as the submission of personal writings to national competitions.

    Spoons 4 Forks 

    This club exists as an improv team that performs a show regularly about once a month both on and off campus. We exist to show that Christians relax, have a good time and laugh ‘til it hurts while glorifying God in the process.

    Student Dietetic Association (SDA) 

    This club exists to join dietetic majors together as a community for making a positive impact on the nutritional status of our local and global communities.

    Student Education Association (SEA) 

    This club exists to empower future educators in their pursuit to invest in the lives of the next generation.

    Student Unit of Family and Consumer Sciences 

    This club exists to provide an introduction into the profession of family consumer sciences and development of Christian professional attitudes and competencies.

    Tabletop Games Club 

    This club exists to provide a supportive gaming community for students on campus. Anyone who loves playing games is welcome to join or attend events.

     

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  • From student council to departmental clubs, Olivet students have dozens of ways to have fun while building relationships with those who have similar interests.