Interest Groups

Alpha Phi Omega. Assembles men and women in the fellowship of the Scout’s Oath to develop leadership, promote friendship, and provide service to the community.

Athletic Training Student Organization. The Athletic Training Student Organization is open to students who are planning to apply to and/or have been accepted into the Athletic Training Program. The purpose of the club is to provide athletic training students with support for the academic and clinical development.  Providing opportunities for interaction with other healthcare professionals and  support attendance at academic and professional workshops and meetings. The club strives to enhance the learning experiences for all students in the Athletic Training Program. 

Blue & Gold Society : A student organization that consists of tour guides who lead prospective student groups around the main campus of Emory & Henry. These “Ambassadors” provide an historical overview of Emory & Henry and explain different buildings, student organizations, academic offerings, etc. They serve the College through being positive and accurate representatives of its students, faculty, staff, and campus community. The Admissions Office entrusts them to build a positive relationship with guests so that each person has a first-class visit to the College. Activities are coordinated by Admissions staff.

CiviCORPS (Change Organizers of Reflective Participatory Service). Each semester, CiviCORPS coordinates and facilitates multiple on-campus educational, service, and reflection events focused on current social issues (campus, local, national, global) about which E&H students care. The group’s mission is to learn, educate, reflect, and act, encouraging participatory service that addresses such issues. Members develop skills in event planning, community organizing, volunteer recruitment, and communication while bonding and having fun. The group is always looking for new members.

College Democrats. Promotes interest and involvement in the Democratic party and its candidates in local, state, and national elections. 

Emory & Henry College Republicans. Promotes interest and involvement in the Republican party and its candidates.

Emory & Henry Genders and Sexualities Alliance. A social and support organization for persons of all orientations, including gay, lesbian, transgender, and bisexual, of the campus community and for their friends and allies. Membership will remain confidential.

Emory Climate Collaborative. Represents a collaborative effort to protect our planet’s health, with a focus on our climate. Student members work as equals with faculty, staff, and area residents to create artistic, scientific, journalistic, and political responses to climate change and environmental racism. Faculty sponsors: Jamie Ferguson, Ed Davis, and Shelley Koch.

Emory Activities Board (EAB). The Emory Activities Board (EAB) brings fun and exciting campus-wide events to the community. From concerts, formals, and lyceums to off-campus trips to regional destinations, EAB adds excitement to campus life for everyone. EAB has open membership and all students are able to join.

Habitat for Humanity. Habitat for Humanity works with our local affiliate, Washington County Habitat for Humanity to help eliminate homelessness by helping build homes so that everyone can have a healthy, affordable place to call home. 

Healthcare Professions Club. Advises students planning careers in the health professions, promotes interest through field trips and speakers, and sponsors visits to graduate programs in health care. 

Hermesian Literary Society. Founded on the values are virtue, eloquence, and learning, the Hermesian Literary Society is one of the oldest debate societies on campus. The society’s goals are to promote engaged and intellectual discourse on campus on debate issues facing society today. Must be at least a second-semester freshman with a GPA of 3.4 to join.

Math Club. The Emory & Henry Math Club places great emphasis on networking and provides opportunities to students by traveling to various conferences, bringing in guest speakers, and connecting with other regional schools. It is the hope of the club to create an ecosystem of innovation and diversity and to foster curiosity and facilitate new ideas and innovations in the mathematical community.

Peer Education Program. A college- and community-based network affiliated with the National Bacchus Network focusing on comprehensive health and safety initiatives. Promotes student campus and community-wide leadership on healthy and safe lifestyle decisions. Offers members a national certification. Plans and promotes programs on campus such as the Sexual Assault   Education and Prevention, Red Flag Campaign, Spring Break Awareness, Depression and wellness screenings and Stress Management Fairs. Provides Bystander training and other harm reduction training. Certified peer educators lead workshops on campus. Open to all interested students. 

Pre-Law Society. Provides programming to enrich students’ pre-professional legal skills and studies. These programs include events, such as law forums, that facilitate discussion between students and legal professionals. The Society hosts guest speakers, sponsors visits to law schools, and assists in securing internships.

Psychology Club. Provides support and information to students who are interested in psychology-related professions through the sponsorship of events such as guest lectures and workshops on careers in psychology and how to get into graduate school. Open to all interested students. 

Raices. Raices is a student organization serving to bring awareness, foster a sense of community for the Hispanic-Latinx students of Emory & Henry College, and promote networking among individuals of Hispanic-Latino cultural backgrounds. The name raices, meaning roots, was inspired by a Freda Kahlo painting of the same name. 

Residence Hall Association (RHA). The Residence Hall Association is a student-run organization that caters to the students living in the residence halls on campus. The goals of RHA are to promote community among the residents and to be an active voice and representation of all students residing in the residence halls. The organization aims to provide channels for the opinions and concerns of residential students, to get students engaged and involved in campus-wide programming that RHA provides, as well as, to perform all other duties necessary to improve the campus environment for residential students.

River’s Way. Provides an opportunity for establishing and maintaining dedicated relationships with youth and young adults with disabilities in this region. Activities include: team building programs, gardening programs, fitness programs at the Bristol Family YMCA, summer camps at Sugar Hollow Park and at Camp Ahistadi, adventure programs, and engaging members in developing workforce soft skills. 

Sports Management Club. The purpose of this organization is to provide students majoring in Physical Education, Sports Management, and/or Teacher Preparation with enhanced educational and professional development opportunities. Members will have opportunities to attend in-service meetings and events outside of the school environment and will also be provided with additional leadership opportunities. Professional development activities will include involving members in professional organizations such as the American Alliance for Health,  Physical Education, Recreation and Dance (AAHPERD) and/or North American Society for Sport Management (NASSM).

Strength & Conditioning Club. The Strength and Conditioning Club is here to provide students with the opportunity to become educated in fields dealing with strength and conditioning and physical fitness. Students in majors such as Exercise Science, Health and Human Performance, Physical Education, or Athletic Training will benefit greatly from the information provided in this club. There will be several opportunities to gain more education on campus and off campus. 

Student Affiliate of the American Chemical Society. Provides students interested in the sciences with opportunities to become involved in the scientific community. Sponsors speakers, attends local ACS meetings, performs science-oriented demonstrations and tours graduate schools and local industry. Advisor: Dr. Jamie Ferguson; President: TBD.

Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC). SAAC  is a committee made up of student-athletes assembled to provide insight on the student-athlete experience. The SAAC also offers input on the rules, regulations, and policies that affect student-athletes’ lives on NCAA member institution campuses.

The purpose of Student-Athlete Advisory Committee is as follows:

  • To streamline and promote efficient communication between the athletic department administration and the student-athlete population.
  • To provide the student-athlete population with an opportunity to more effectively communicate with the athletic department administration and provide suggestions on programs designed to serve its needs.
  • To actively encourage more involvement of student-athletes in campus and community outreach projects.
  • To design and implement programs which will encourage academic achievement, health promotion, social responsibility, and general life skills awareness.