A Cappella Choir
ESU’s all-campus mixed choir, A Cappella Choir, is the flagship choral ensemble of the university and is open to all undergraduate and graduate students by audition. A Cappella Choir is comprised of singers from all majors. This ensemble provides students with a rigorous and challenging experience of rehearsing and performing choral music at a high artistic level. With a rich regional, national, and international performance history, the ESU A Cappella Choir sings a wide variety of standard choral literature from numerous eras and diverse cultures.
President, Kinsey Emery (Junior)
Vice President, Cole Wagner (Junior)
Treasurer, Katie Ullrich (Sophomore)
Social Media, Ashlynne Bowles (Senior)
Advisor, Dr. Joshua Donaldson
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 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 (ASG)
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 (ALPFA) + Spanish Club
ALPFA stands for Association of Latino Professionals For America. ALPFA's mission statement is to empower and develop Latino men and women as leaders of character for the nation, in every sector of the global economy. We meet every other Tuesday at 6:15 in the Cross Conference Room on the second floor of Cremer Hall.
Spanish club is a multi-cultural group that strives to bring communities from around the world together! Our common goal is to create enriched educational experiences for all of our members.
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.
Blue Key Honor Society
Blue Key Honor Society is a premier honor society that recognizes college upperclassmen at Emporia State upholding excellence in scholarship, leadership, and service. Blue Key Honor Society is responsible for the Hayes Lecture Series and "I <3 ESU Week."
The Purpose of Hornet Chess is to create an inclusive environment to play chess and to hone and develop each other's skills. We welcome all who wish to participate, no matter their experience in chess. We are more than willing to teach those who want to learn!!
Meetings: Thursdays 6:00PM - 8:00PM in the Memorial Union
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 (CEO)
Collegiate Entrepreneurs’ Organization gives students access to a network of like-minded individuals with similar entrepreneurial interests at ESU and around the world; it promotes an entrepreneurial spirit through a student-run organization at ESU; it provides opportunities for education and practical experience in the entrepreneurship sector; and it encourages student initiative through opportunities like successful entrepreneur and business professional presentations as well as 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.
The Diversity Ambassadors program gives students from various backgrounds an opportunity to engage in active learning around diversity, equity and inclusion, assist in the planning of cultural heritage months, and be an advocate for the Office of Diversity Student Programs. Our mission is to advocate and educate students on our campus about diversity, equity and inclusion. Some benefits of being an ambassador are community engagement, a focus on personal and professional development, representing the university through various leadership opportunities, and including peer-to-peer diversity training.
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 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.
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!
Educational Theatre Company
The Educational Theatre company aims to bring a love for all things theatre to younger generations. We create opportunities for our students to gain experience in anything from playwriting and acting to technical directing and marketing. We enhance our local student’s experiences with theatre by creating workshops and productions where they are able to ask our members questions and learn about the arts outside of their normal classroom setting. This organization creates a safe space to practice the arts for all majors.
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Emporia Kansas Association of Nursing Students (E-KANS)
The purpose of E-KANS is:
a. To provide a closer bond and a more unified spirit among nursing students and encourage social and professional unity within the department.
b. To insure active participation of students in the governance of the ESU department of nursing.
c. To provide a means of communication between the faculty and student body.
d. ITo aid in the development of the student into nursing professional.
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's Student Chapter of the American Library Association (SCALA)
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.
Fraternity and Sorority Life
Fraternity and Sorority Life is one of many ways to be involved at Emporia State University. Through Fraternity and Sorority Life you are able to dive into different experiences, create connections across the world, and discover more about yourself!
Our community has four sororities: Alpha Sigma Alpha, Chi Omega, Kappa Delta Chi, Inc., and Sigma Sigma Sigma. Along with our sororities we have five fraternities: Alpha Kappa Lambda, Kappa Alpha Psi, Inc., Phi Delta Theta, Sigma Phi Epsilon, and Sigma Tau Gamma. You can learn more about how to join one of these national organizations by clicking learn more in the interested in joining link!
Getting Involved in Volunteering in Emporia (GIVE)
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 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!
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.
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!
We will have meetings each Monday unless the temperature is below 60 degrees.
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.
The mission of the Interfraternity Council states: We as fraternity members strive to foster an inclusive community that encourages personal growth while providing unique opportunities to achieve academic success and make lifelong connections.
The Interfraternity Council (IFC) is the body for all Emporia State University social IFC fraternities. IFC works with individual chapters, ESU sororities, and campus administrators to oversee the interests of the IFC community.
Kansas National Education Association - Aspiring Educators (KNEA-AE)
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.
Lambda Pi Eta
Lambda Pi Eta (LPH) is the National Communication Association’s official honor society at four-year colleges and universities. LPH has more than 500 active chapters at four-year colleges and universities nationwide.
LPH became a part of the National Communication Association in 1988, and the association's official honor society in July 1995. It is a member of the Association of College Honor Societies (ACHS).
LPH represents what Aristotle described in Rhetoric as three ingredients of persuasion: logos (Lambda), meaning logic; pathos (Pi), relating to emotion; and ethos (Eta), defined as character credibility and ethics.
Interested in Learning More? Go here: https://www.natcom.org/student-organizations/lambda-pi-eta
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.
Mu Delta Mu
A new RSO on the Emporia State campus. We aim to create an environment open to all students including LGBT and nonbinary students at ESU that feel a normal Greek life environment is not for them. We focus on the phrase "progress not perfection" in order to build an environment of self-improvement while accepting and learning from mistakes.
Multicultural Greek Governing Council (MGGC)
Multicultural Greek Governing Council (MGGC) is the council for the Multicultural Greek organizations at Emporia State. We strive to share more knowledge of our organizations with our community through service and events. Kappa Delta Chi and Kappa Alpha Psi are currently the only Multicultural Greek organizations on campus.
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.
National Science Teaching Association (NSTA)
The National Science Teaching Association (NSTA) is a chapter club at Emporia State University. The purpose and goals of NSTA is; to promote excellence and innovation in science teaching and learning for all, to acquaint preservice teachers of science with the support resources available from NSTA, to provide additional opportunities, including professional development, in science education to pre-service teachers, to acquaint preservice teachers of science with others like themselves at their university or college and across the United States and Canada. As an organization, NSTA at Emporia State University takes part in many public service and volunteer opportunities within our community to share our passion for scientific knowledge and inquiry.
Organization of Biology Graduate Students (OBGS)
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 (PRIDE)
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.
The Philosophy club aims to make philosophy open and accessible to the community. Meetings will focus around discussion, learning, and integrating philosophical ideas as well as the ideas of the members!
ESU Print Guild is a community that cultivates creativity, experimentation and exciting ideas! Stop by the King Hall basement in room 002 and make some prints with the print rats of ESU! (Half joke, we don't bite!) Never printed before? Stop by! We would love to teach you. It's only a matter of time until you will understand the yearn of the multiple.
Text @esuprint to 81010 for remind updates. Meetings are every other Wednesday from 4PM-7PM!
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 Fraternity
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.
Our five values are Wisdom, Power, Faith, Hope, and Love and our members strive to embody these values in their everyday life. Our National Philanthropies are the Tri Sigma Foundation and March of Dimes, and our Local Philanthropy is the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention. We hold multiple events every semester for partnering with these philanthropies.
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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 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
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 Information Systems Club is open to all students with majors or minors in Computer Science, Information Systems, and Data Analytics. We focus on preparing students for careers in technology fields by bringing in speakers from various tech careers and positions. We also have meetings with hands on experience with new systems and tools to expand knowledge and increase confidence.
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
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 event planning organization on campus - ran entirely by students! 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.
United Campus Methodist Ministries
United Methodist Campus Ministry is in ministry with the university community. Our goal/purpose is to engage the campus with the ministry of Jesus Christ and to help students grow in their faith during their time at ESU. There are a variety of different activities that we do during the week. On Monday nights there is a free meal open to all ESU students. There is a mid week devotion that drops on our Facebook page. Thursday nights we have our church service called Relevant. Occasionally on Fridays there are FaithLab blogs that people are able to write. There are opportunities to help lead Sunday church services. Typically we go on an alternative spring break trip filled with community service.
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.
Wildlife & Fisheries Club
The ESU Wildlife & Fisheries club is open to any students interested in the outdoors through wildlife and/or fisheries related activities. We operate under both a student chapter of The Wildlife Society and student subunit of the American Fisheries Society. Our goal as a club, 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 including prescribed burning, seed collecting, and surveying through entities such as the Kansas Department of Wildlife & Parks and The Nature Conservancy. We engage members in professional development opportunities including certifications, field experience, and networking opportunities.
Meetings are held monthly, and weekly emails are sent with professional development activities such as volunteer opportunities/job announcements.
Contact firstname.lastname@example.org to be added to our email list! Or stop by to check our club 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)
Advisors: Dr. William Jensen, Dr. Rachel Bowes
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.
If interested in Zoiks!, contact Logan Trask (email@example.com)
Follow our social medias for updates on shows, dates and times.