A Cappella Choir
ESU's all-campus college choir, the A Cappella Choir, has a rich performance history. It is an auditioned mixed ensemble comprised of singers from all majors and backgrounds who share an ability and love for making music.
Active Minds at ESU is a branch of a national organization on more than 800 campuses that views mental health as a social justice issue. Our message is that mental health needs to be talked about as easily as physical health. Through campus awareness campaigns, events, advocacy, outreach, we want to bring the discussion about suicide and mental health into the open so that no one struggles alone.
Alpha Kappa Delta
Alpha Kappa Delta international sociology honor society which promotes scholarship in the study of sociology, research of social problems, and such other social and intellectual activities as will lead to improvement in the human condition.
Alpha Kappa Lambda
Alpha Kappa Lambda is a national academic fraternity that returned to Emporia State University in 2006. AKL is a diverse group of young men who share a common goal in developing into mature individuals.
Alpha Sigma Alpha Sorority
Alpha Sigma Alpha Epsilon Epsilon Chapter is a women's organization that exists to promote high ideals and standards for its members throughout their lives by emphasizing balance among the four aims of intellectual, physical, spiritual and social development.
American Chemical Society Student Affiliate
ACS Stands for American Chemical Society, which is the largest scientific organization in the world. Membership spans from undergraduate novice chemists to Nobel Prize winning chemists.
Associated Student Government
The Associated Student Government exists to serve. We feel the definition of service is to be proactive and diligent in our efforts to improve the quality of the students experience at Emporia State.
Association of Latino Professionals For America
We are a chapter of the nation-wide Association of Latino Professionals For America. To learn more about the association visit the ALPFA website, and to learn more about our chapter communicate to use through Hornet Life or our social media. We would love to have you be part of ALPFA-ESU!
Beta Alpha Psi
Beta Alpha Psi is the International Honors Organization for Financial Information Professionals. Though best known as the accounting honorary fraternity, membership is open to all accounting, finance, and information systems majors who meet the criteria.
Beta Beta Beta National Biology Honor Society
Beta Beta Beta (TriBeta) is a national honor society for students (especially undergraduates) who are dedicated to their study of the life sciences, which promotes the value of biological scholarship and research for intellectual growth and for extending the boundaries of human understanding of nature.
We are an organization open to any students with an interest in biology. Undergraduate, graduate and non-majors are welcome. Activities include plant sales, trips, presentations, and social interactions with Biology Department faculty.
Black Student Union
Equipped to empower, we, The Black Student Union, strive to promote a united front that provides opportunities for education. As one body, we stand as a catalyst, dedicated to creating a multicultural platform for all peoples.
Chi Alpha Epsilon
Chi Alpha Epsilon (XAE) is a National Honor Society. The purpose of the ESU chapter of XAE is to recognize the academic achievements of participants of the TRIO Student Support Services program, promote continued high academic standards, and encourage and support other students in their pursuit of academic excellence.
Chi Omega Sorority
Chi Omega is an intergenerational women’s organization forever committed to our founding purposes: Friendship, Personal Integrity, Service to Others, Academic Excellence and Intellectual Pursuits, Community and Campus Involvement, and Personal and Career Development.
Chinese Students and Scholars Association
Chinese Students and Scholars Association (CSSA) is a voluntary, non-profit organization whose members are students and scholars coming from China. Our association promotes and enhances happiness, harmony and unity among members; foster acquaintance and good fellowship through information, activities and mutual assistance; introduce Chinese culture and facilitate international culture exchange.
Christian Challenge is centered on five core values: Community, Worship, Truth, Outreach, and Service We strive to figure out what it means to love God and follow him in practical ways. Join us in figuring things out every Thursday at 7:30 at Twelfth Avenue Baptist Church.
Collegiate Entrepreneurs Organization
The purposes of the Collegiate Entrepreneur's Organization is to network with like-minded students with similar entrepreneurial interests at ESU and around the world through the Collegiate Entrepreneurs Organization network; to promote an entrepreneurial spirit through a student-run organization at ESU; to allow opportunities for education and practical experience in the entrepreneurship sector; to promote student involvement at ESU through opportunities such as professional speakers and entrepreneurial competitions.
Many ESU students devote at least a few hours a week in their already busy schedules to community service. Whether it's serving as a mentor to area youth, building a home, or volunteering at an event, there are many ways you can give back and change the world. Connect with Community Hornets and we'll help you find opportunities locally or nationally to get involved and make a difference!
Criminal Justice Organization
As Criminal Justice Organization, we aim to improve criminal justice through educational activities, to foster professionalism in law enforcement personnel and agencies and to uphold the excellence of education in the field of criminal justice.
Didde Catholic Campus Center
The Didde Catholic Campus Center at Emporia State University is here to satisfy the religious aspect of the 1)Liturgical and 2) Educational needs and activities involving 3) Social concerns and 4) Community needs of its members, ultimately providing ministry and service within the church, our University, and most importantly, within the world.
Dining Services About
Hornets Nest – The Hornets Nest is the main dining facility for residence hall students. Amongits variety of culinary options, you will find a salad bar, fresh pizza and pasta, vegetarian selections, hamburgers or hotdogs, soup station, waffle station, deli bar, traditional entrées, and a full selection of beverages. To top off your meal, we offer fresh desserts in many varieties. Premium and special dinners are also served at various times during the semester.
ESU Ambassadors serve as the official hosts of Emporia State University. We have three primary service outlets on campus: campus tours, alumni events, and student programming.
ESU Collegiate Republicans
This organization holds conversations and brings in speakers regarding the current political issues facing the state, nation, and world. We also work closely with the Lyon County Republican Precinct committee to promote the local candidates and elected officials. There are also several opportunities for the students through internship opportunities and attending leadership conferences.
ESU Esports is an organization that focuses on creating a fun and competitive environment for students to play their favorite games together. From competing in collegiate tournaments to hosting our own events, we allow students of all skills to be involved in their community in fun, lighthearted competition.
ESU Glass Guild
The ESU Glass Guild is one of the oldest organizations on campus. Students in the Glass Guild share an interest in blown glass, and work together to create beautiful artwork with this intricate medium!
ESU Green Club
Join Green Club to help keep our campus clean :)
Each week we meet on Monday from 5:05 pm to 5:35 pm outside of the Memorial Union. We take different routes around campus and pick up trash! Remember to bring a mask and social distance - gloves are usually provided
Follow our Instagram for weekly updates!
ESU Print Guild
Print Guild will strive to give students opportunities in the community to build their own success: first, through the means of selling their own artwork; second, to give them the ability to network with professional artists in the field; third, to spread the knowledge of printmaking.
ESU Student Chapter of The Wildlife Society
The ESU Student Chapter of The Wildlife Society includes students interested in the outdoors through wildlife and/or fisheries related activities. Our goal as a chapter, is to provide members with skills and experiences to enable them to become the next generation of wildlife and fisheries professionals. We participate in various volunteer activities, host fundraisers, and highlight our student involvement with an end of the year banquet with community members!
Contact email@example.com to be added to our email list! Or stop by to check our student chapter poster board located across from the Richard H. Schmidt Museum of Natural History on the lower level in Science Hall.
Officers this year are as follows:
President, Jera Wolke (Senior)
Vice President, Brandon Clark (Senior)
Treasurer, Malachi Harris (Senior)
Secretary, Sarah Keck (Senior)
Student Chapter Advisor: William Jensen
Earth Science Club
Earth Science Club is open for all students interested in the earth sciences: meteorology, geology, hydrogeology, astronomy, etc. We sponsor events on campus, go on field trips, attend conferences, and provide communication between students, alumni, and faculty.
Contact firstname.lastname@example.org to be added to our email list!
Emporia - Men's Assembly of Nurses
A nursing student organization at Emporia State University that is dedicated to the inclusion of more men into the profession of nursing. The organization is open to anyone of all genders and identities, and provides networking within the nursing program, activities to get involved at ESU, and information regarding the field of nursing and the program at Emporia State!
Emporia Kansas Association of Nursing Students
Our purpose is to encourage social and professional unity within the nursing division, campus and the surrounding communities. Students provide educational events to the community while building professional relationships.
Emporia State Disc Golf Club
Anyone who enjoys playing disc golf or would like to learn is welcome to reach out. We currently practice at 5:30PM on Wednesdays and Thursdays and play a bag tag league on Sunday afternoons at a course we post to our social media pages prior. (Instagram: @esudiscgolf or Twitter: @discesu) We are set on growing the sport on campus and in the community. Disc Golf is a fun sport that doesn't cost much to get started and we would like to share it with you! This is also a perfect opportunity to get to know other students and jump into a new hobby or expand on your passion. Feel free to email the contact listed with any questions.
Emporia State University Young Democrats
The Emporia State University Young Democrats is a club with a united goal to support students and encourage political activism among students on our campus. We are also a chapter of the Kansas Young Democrats.
Emporia State University's Student Chapter of the American Library Association
The Student Chapter of the American Library Association (SCALA) at Emporia State University is dedicated to the educational, professional, service, and social enrichment of the students of the School of Library and Information Management (SLIM) program.
First Generation Student Organization
The First Generation organization at Emporia State University is committed to building a sense of community among first generation students, faculty, alumni, and staff, and raising awareness of their unique experiences. Through this network, we enhance the academic success, professional growth, and personal development of first generation students at ESU.
First Year Mentoring Program
The First-Year Mentoring Program provides an opportunity for individual and personalized guidance as first year students navigate Emporia State University. Mentors and mentees are encouraged to meet as regularly as they both feel is best. Mentors are current ESU students who complete a training and then are matched on a rolling basis with incoming new students.
If you are interested in becoming a mentor, a sign-up form is coming soon!
Fraternity and Sorority Life
A legacy is the mark you leave in an organization or the difference you make in the life of another person. Fraternities and sororities have become the distinguished organizations they are today because of the legacies left by the men and women who founded them many years ago. When you join a fraternity or sorority, you become a part of something special, a part of something bigger than yourself. You become a part of its history, and you are given the opportunity to leave your own mark, to make your own difference to leave your own legacy.
Getting Involved in Volunteering in Emporia (G.I.V.E.)
GIVE encourages students to live a more balanced lifestyle that blends school work with student involvement, while providing a support system to make an ideal experience for personal growth.
The main purpose of Global Hornets organization is to spread cultural awareness and knowledge of the diversity at Emporia State and to support ESU to become a model for diversity, equity, and inclusion. Additionally, this organization is to increase interaction between domestic and international students and build relationships across the ESU community.
Greeks Advocating the Mature Management of Alcohol
Our mission is to educate Emporia State University students to make healthy and responsibility choices that affect college students today. Through our educational and social programming and awareness initiatives, we hope to empower Emporia State students to make informed decisions regarding drugs, alcohol, sex, and other decisions that college students face today. GAMMA membership is to open to any Emporia State student involved in Greek life, and we would like to invite you to join us in promoting safe and responsible actions of our peers.
Hispanic American Leadership Organization
H.A.L.O. is an expanding organization that is always looking for new members. Their goal is to get members and students involved in activities throughout the community and on campus.
Hornets against Hunger
Hornets against Hunger is dedicated to fighting food insecurity. Students will work together on community service projects focused on helping those who face the challenge.
Hybrid Vigor Cycling Club
Hybrid Vigor Cycling Club is an all-inclusive group for any ESU students that are interested in cycling. Members of our club will have the opportunity to participate in group rides and have a community of experienced cyclists to interact with.
The Interfraternity Council (IFC) is the body for all Emporia State University social fraternities. IFC works with individual chapters, ESU sororities, and campus administrators to oversee the interests of the fraternity community.
Japanese Association Sakura
Are you interested in Japanese culture? Do you have a friend that is? Join us!
J.A. Sakura is the only Japanese Association on campus, and we are here to share various great things about Japan!
The purpose of J.A. Sakura is to facilitate cultural exchanges between Japan and other countries, along with supporting Japanese students.
Kansas National Education Association- Aspiring Educators
KNEA-AE is an organization for students majoring in any area of education. We meet once or twice every month. Our aim is to enhance the professional development and leadership skills of our members as future educators.
Kappa Delta Chi Sorority, Inc.
Emporia State University became the Beta Nu Chapter of Kappa Delta Chi Inc. at the 2016 national conference. Kappa Delta Chi promotes the traditional values of Unity, Honesty, Integrity, and Leadership at the university.
Kappa Delta Pi- Iota Chapter
Kappa Delta Pi is an International Honor Society in Education, and has been on the ESU campus since March 15, 1920. We are the 9th oldest chapter of over 500 worldwide. The purpose of the organization is to recognize outstanding contributions to education; to encourage high professional, intellectual and personal standards; and to plan relevant professional interaction with academic and social issues.
Kappa Kappa Psi
The purpose of Kappa Kappa Psi is to promote the existence and welfare of the college and university bands and to cultivate at large a wholesome respect for their activities and achievements, to honor outstanding band members through privilege of membership extended as a reward for technical achievement and appreciation for the best in music, to stimulate campus leadership and promulgate an uncompromising respect through the medium of the college band for gracious conduct, good taste, and unswerving loyalty, to foster a close relationship between close bands and promote a high average of attainment by the performance of good music and selection of worthwhile projects, and to provide a pleasant and helpful social experience for all engaged in college band work and to cooperate with other musical organizations in any manner consistent with the purposes of the institution at which chapters are located.
Kappa Mu Epsilon
Kappa Mu Epsilon is the National Mathematics Honors Society and was founded in 1931. The Emporia State Chapter of KME, the Kansas Beta Chapter, was established in 1934. KME was started to give undergraduate and graduate students the opportunity to collaborate and socialize with others who have an interest in mathematics.
Lutheran Student Organization
The Lutheran Student Organization is an active student group that offers weekly Bible studies, fellowship, fun events, and monthly home-cooked meals. We are the contact between Lutheran students and their home congregations but we invite all interested students to join.
The Marketing Club is an academic, educational, and social organization for all majors. It is a great way to increase your marketing skills and get involved in the local community. Joining will help you build your resume and increase your contacts through networking.
Muslim Student Association
The Muslim Students’ Association strives to build unity through diversity and education. We aim to provide programs for people of all backgrounds, levels of knowledge and levels of piety to learn and meet with other Muslims on and off campus.
NAfME Collegiate: National Association For Music Education at ESU
The purposes of this organization are to make opportunities for professional development available to members; acquaint students with the privileges and responsibilities of the music education profession; provide for its members opportunities to become acquainted with leaders in the music education profession as gained from participation in programs and demonstrations, discussions, and performing groups planned by this organization; provide opportunity for contacts with individual student members of this and other states.
Organization of Biology Graduate Students
The Organization of Biology Graduate Students provides an active voice for graduate students within the Department of Biological Sciences to the university. Additionally, this group seeks to provide a cooperative learning and social environment where graduate students can share and learn from each other's experience.
We are a community of involved women, united by the Fraternity and Sorority Life Community, who are dedicated to the promotion of the core values of leadership, friendship, citizenship, stewardship, and scholarship. We strive to maintain positive relationships between fraternal chapters by providing liaisons among our members to produce role models who work together to maintain excellence.
People Respecting Individuality & Diversity In Education (P.R.I.D.E.)
People Respecting Individuality and Diversity in Education. PRIDE is the recognized student organization for Allies, Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, and Questioning persons on campus. We accept and respect everybody, regardless of sex, race, religion, orientation, gender, nationality, etc.
Phi Beta Lambda
Phi Beta Lambda is the collegiate level of Future Business Leaders of America. PBL is the oldest and largest student business organization in the world. It builds on communication, leadership, networking, and business skills for the future. You do not have to be a business major to join; all majors are welcome.
Psi Chi is the national honor society in Psychology, founded in 1929 for the purposes of encouraging, stimulating, and maintaining excellence in scholarship, and advancing the science of psychology.
Sigma Phi Epsilon
Locally, Sigma Phi Epsilon was founded in 1951. The fraternity operates under the three cardinal principles of Virtue, Diligence, and Brotherly Love. We are a non-hazing fraternity, instead we develope our young members into well rounded men through our Balanced Man Program, which was nationally implimented in 1991.
Sigma Sigma Sigma Sorority
Sigma Sigma Sigma's Pi chapter is a social sorority that has existed on Emporia State's campus since 1917. Tri Sigma exists to establish among its members a perpetual bond of friendship, to develop in them strong womanly character, and to impress upon them high standards of conduct.
Sigma Tau Gamma Fraternity
Delta Chapter of the Sigma Tau Gamma continues to strive for the highest ideals and principles envisioned by our founding fathers. Delta desires to offer the standard of excellence within the fraternity system. However, at the same time, it is imperative that our chapter be a positive contributing partner in the Greek community of our university.
Student Art Therapy Organization
The Student Art Therapy Organization (SATO) welcomes students interested in pursuing careers in the helping professions. The organization provides academic, professional development, and creative support for graduate art therapy students, and encouragement and motivation for undergraduates planning to study art therapy or a related discipline. SATO focuses on opportunities to serve the campus and community through multi-cultural, creative, aesthetic, artistic, and human services activities and events.
Student Athlete Advisory Committee
Student-Athlete Advisor Committee is a group of representatives from each athletic team. They are the liaisons between the Athletic Department and the individual teams. In addition, this group focuses on sportsmanship, community service, and also raises money for the Make-A-Wish Foundation
Student Veterans Association of ESU
The purpose of the Student Veterans Association of ESU is to provide a way for student-veterans and their friends and families to promote the interests of student-veterans on campus. They will also assist veterans in their transition to college, this will help educate the campus and local communities about the needs and issues important to student-veterans and their families.
The university yearbook, The Sunflower, is produced by student editors, photographers and writers who strive to create a yearbook that reflects our campus and community.
The Sunflower yearbook is a long standing tradition at Emporia State University that chronicles each year's activities, events, and issues.
THRIVE Peer Educators
The Healthy Relationship & Interpersonal Violence Education (THRIVE) program is committed to creating and promoting a safe and inclusive environment for the Emporia State University community through educational initiatives and outreach.
The Information Systems Club
The IS club provides a valuable forum for students to network informally with company recruiters, past grads now working in the industry, and faculty members. It is these networking opportunities that often provide members with openings for jobs even before they graduate. We meet once every two weeks over soda and snacks online.
The Locard Society of Forensic Science
We are aimed at students interested in forensic sciences. Our goal is to provide members with:
• A solid networking foundation
• Professional development opportunities
• Attend the Midwestern Association of Forensic Scientists (MAFS) Conference
• Bring in experts to discuss their field and give insight to their work life and cases they have been part of
• Service opportunities
• Collect donations on Halloween on Rural St
Towers Complex Council
The Towers Complex Council is a student organization that develops leadership skills, fosters a sense of community and represents the interests of the residents in the Towers Complex while providing a voice for residents to become engaged through programming and governance.
Trauma Informed Educators
Trauma Informed Educators (TIE) is an organization that is open to all students who are enrolled at Emporia State University. This organization strives to prepare future educators, psychologists, and other pre professional majors in recognizing that all students may potentially experience trauma which in return could affect their educational learning and behavior. The future professional will also recognize their own trauma and the impact that it could have on their future students or clients.
Union Activities Council
Union Activities Council is a university community group designed to serve as the primary programming organization at Emporia State University. The purpose of this organization is to provide a well-rounded program of social, educational, cultural, and recreational activities for all students, faculty, administration, alumni, Emporia State University, and the Emporia community.
Wellness Education Club
The WE Club is dedicated to promoting interest and participation in the Health & Physical Education profession but all students are welcome to participate. Our purpose is to share knowledge related to the field, provide fellowship among students and faculty, and raise funds for professional development and conference attendance.
Xenos is a Christian student organization passionate about sharing the gospel and encompassing a community that builds up followers of Christ with a high view of God and a high view of the Bible. “Xenos” is a Greek word meaning “stranger” or “alien” and we have adopted this idea on the basis that though we are in this world we are citizens of the Kingdom of Heaven. Come join us for our weekly meeting at our Coffee House the Inner Bean on 1328 Exchange St. Emporia, KS right next to campus, 7pm Thursday Nights.
Zoiks! Improv Comedy
Zoiks! is an improv and sketch comedy troupe. It is a student organization focused on the presentation of comedy as entertainment and the development of individuals working in a group environment.