Interest Groups

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 a historical overview of Emory & Henry and explain different buildings, student organizations, academic offerings, etc. They serve the College by 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 Guest Coordinator Maureen Buescher.

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

E&H Dance Team. The Dance Team (The Golden Stingers) was founded in 2011 by students with a passion for dance who wanted to share that passion with the E&H community. They perform at football and basketball games during halftime and on the sideline. In addition to this, they compete at various competitions throughout the year. Tryouts are held in May each year. All students with a dance background who love to dance and perform are welcome to try out. Previous experience in dance is preferred. Ideal candidates will have experience in Jazz, Hip Hop, and Pom styles. Coach: Makayleigh Smith

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. Advisor, Dr. Ed Davis.

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. Advisor, Director of Student Activities, Emily Richardson.

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. Advisor, Beth Funkhouser.

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.

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, offers LSAT advice, and assists in securing internships. Advisor, Sarah Fisher.

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. Advisor, Leah Wilson.

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.

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.