Academic clubs and organizations at Messiah College
The mission of MCAC is to create a strong community within the accounting major at Messiah College, grow in the understanding of the accounting profession, and provide professional opportunities to start a successful career.
For more information, contact Luke Gibson.
Alpha Psi Omega National Theatre Honor Society
Alpha Psi Omega, or APO, is Messiah College’s chapter of the National Theatre Honor Society. APO is a honor organization dedicated to performing, supporting, and honoring live theatre. The club is a privilege for theatre and musical theatre majors, but includes friends of the theatre in many activities! We are a part of shows, theatre fundraisers, and special performance events on campus!
For more information, please contact Kieran Mayer.
American Choral Directors Association
The American Choral Director's Association is made up of students at Messiah College who have an interest in choral music, the profession of choral director, and other topics related to the art and craft of choral music. The organization exists to further the art of choral music at the local, state and national level through guest speakers, attendance at professional development conferences and other choral endeavors such as choral concerts.
For more information, please contact Christopher Seylar.
American Society of Civil Engineers
The American Society of Civil Engineers- A club that is dedicated to the field of civil engineering and all of which it encompasses. Broaden your opportunities and resources in professional and engaging atmosphere with fellow peers and staff.
For more information, please contact Sean McCormick.
Athletic Training Association (ATSA)
The purpose of ATSA is to bring together the Athletic Training majors with the intent of furthering our education through association with others in the professional field, attendance at seminars, conferences, and other related activities. The ATSA also provides guidance for the first year, sophomore, junior and senior members into the professional field of athletic training.
For more information, please contact Joey Twaddell.
To create a setting where fellow Business and Management majors can gather for opportunities to learn from professionals and alum in the field, participate in service opprotunities and business ventures together as we grew in likeness and fullness of Jesus Christ.
For more information, please contact Melissa Moffett.
Chinese Club is an activity-oriented group that aims to educate Messiah students about China’s culture and its people. You do not have to know Chinese to be a part of our club! We host a number of events during the academic year to celebrate Chinese festivals and holidays with plenty of food and cultural activities.
For more information, please contact Carlos Dong.
Delta Mu Delta National Business Honor Society
The Messiah College Chapter of Delta Mu Delta is part of a national honors organization for Management and Business students, whose purpose is to facilitate scholarship, service and leadership on campus and in the community. Although only for top Management and Business students in their Junior or Senior year, DMD performs events to serve the entire Messiah community as well as reaching beyond campus borders.
For more information, please contact Larissa Miller.
The Messiah College French Club aims to bring together all students who are interested in experiencing French language and engaging Francophone cultures. Members of the French Club enjoy opportunities to explore, appreciate, and celebrate language and culture outside the classroom in a meaningful, communal way.
For more information, please contact Kaitlin Wingert.
The History Club is a great opportunity for history majors and enthusiasts to get to know one another outside of the classroom and to share their passion for learning about the past. Monthly events include picnics, movie nights, field trips, and more.
The Investment Club maintains a successful student-run investment portfolio started in 2003 after receiving a $100,000 gift from a generous donor. The profits from our portfolio benefit other Messiah College clubs. Students are presented with information about responsible, well-informed investing and can get involved with hands-on experience in making "real money" investment decisions with the club. The club also organizes finance trips and chapels, hosts finance professionals as club speakers, and organizes the campus wide Investment Club game in the fall.
To help individuals connect with peers, build professional relationships, deepen their marketing understanding, and practice their discipline in ways that honor God, benefit others, and launch their marketing careers.
For more information, please contact advisor David Hagenbuch.
Math Problem-Solving Group
Does problem-solving sound interesting to you? Do you want to have fun building mathematical models that you can show to your friends? Join us in the journey of developing your skills and learning interesting stuff!
For more information, please contact Yacoub Seyni.
Medical Awareness Society (MedAware)
The mission of MedAware is to increase student medical awareness through guest speakers, student panels, de-stress nights, and various service opportunities. Club-hosted events are designed to offer students first-hand knowledge and even hands-on experience that will be valuable especially to those who wish to pursue further medical education.
For more information, please contact Claire Markey.
MC Chapter of Student Affiliates of the American Chemical Society (Chem Club)
Our future goals are to stay true to what our club has always striven for: to facilitate a cohesive force to individuals interested in the natural sciences through both collegiate and communal outreach. We believe that everyone should have available the opportunity to investigate the natural world; we want to assist and even instigate this endeavor.
For more information, please contact Jarred Tritt.
Messiah College Council on Family Relations (MCCFR)
Messiah College Council on Family Relations is a student affiliate group of the National Council on Family Relations. Our mission is to uphold traditions within the Human Development and Family Science Department through club-sponsored events and create a welcoming, inclusive atmosphere among club members. We also encourage, promote, and sponsor a variety of leadership, professional development, and service opportunities and events.
For more information, please contact Sarah Berger.
Messiah College Education Association (MCEA)
MCEA strives to serve all students in the Teacher Education Program at Messiah College through amazing opportunities, such as workshops, networking events, and service in the community. We also greatly value our relationship with our community partners and work to serve God’s people in this area through these relationships. It serves as a wonderful way to build relationships, grow together, and have fun!
For more information, please contact Kelsey Bechtel.
Messiah College Engineering Honor Society
The Messiah College Engineering Honor Society strives to promote academic excellence and Christian character. They hope to promote high academics and moral character by having an honor society for engineers. Furthermore, this organization provides opportunities for deserving students when they apply for scholarship, internships, jobs, and graduate schools.
For more information, contact Paul Tajiri.
Messiah Film Society
The Messiah Film Society seeks to connect fellow filmmakers as well as students interested more broadly in the filmmaking process. Students taking film production courses are highly encouraged to join MFS where they will find a network of peers to collaborate with in future endeavors. The club also stays up-to-date on current events in the film industry, hosting an annual Oscars viewing party, among other events.
For more information, contact advisor Krista Imbesi.
National Association for Music Education (NAfME)
National Association for Music Education: Our purpose is to grow professionally, network, and be stewards of our talent through music education.
For more information, contact Tim Puglio.
National Art Education Association (NAEA)
The mission of AEC is to promote art education through professional development, outreach, advancement of knowledge, leadership and accountability of our students.
For more information, please contact Danielle Kepner.
Nurses Student Association
Messiah’s Student Nurses Association is a pre-professional organization that seeks to provide nursing students with opportunities to grow in their leadership abilities and further their knowledge to the wide variety of nursing opportunities that as future RN’s they have access to. We regularly bring in guest speakers to share their own experiences and knowledge with us, in addition to doing outreach events and fundraising activities. Furthermore, we participate in an annual statewide conference in the fall, as well as a national conference in the spring where nursing students from all over the country get together and take part in focus sessions, NCLEX review, networking opportunities, and an exhibit hall with recruiters.
For more information, contact Lauren Orehowsky.
The Messiah College Philosophy Club is a group that is all about facilitating open discussion of difficult, important life questions such as “does God exist,” “are there souls,” “is abortion morally permissible,” and many more. Each meeting centers on a particular theme and there are often guest speakers or lecturers who will engage with members concerning their ideas. All views are welcome and all views will be challenged!
For more information, contact Christian Barnard.
Phi Alpha (Social Work) National Honor Society, Lambda Psi Chapter
Phi Alpha Honor’s Society exists to recognize social work students that have displayed academic excellence and have a strong commitment to social work values. This society actively seeks service opportunities within the Social Work Department as well as in the surrounding community.
For more information, contact Julianna Lupo.
The Messiah College Physics Club is committed to sharing a passion for physics, whether with other students or with others in the community. We provide a place to learn more and to share our knowledge, and have fun too!
For more information, please contact Alex Roth.
Pre-Physical Therapy Club
The Pre-Physical Therapy Club at Messiah College is a professional organization dedicated to promoting the profession of physical therapy among students and serving as guidance to students interested in pursuing careers in the physical therapy field. Students learn more about the profession and the process involved in becoming a physical therapist by attending presentations by professionals, visiting graduate schools, engaging with club members, and other activities.
For more information, contact Justin Eby.
Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA)
PRSSA is an organization for students studying public relations or a related field. Our chapter is one of many across the nation that work with students to advance the academic field. We work with students to enhance their education, broaden their networks, and build skill sets.
Visit the Communications Dept site for more information
Sigma Zeta National Math & Science Honors Society
Sigma Zeta hopes to further the glory of God through the pursuit of scientific excellence. Sigma Zeta, or the Beta Lambda chapter, is part of a national science and mathematics honor society. Specific GPA and credit hour requirements are necessary to apply for national membership, although any student can participate in the various activities offered (e.g., judging local school science fair projects, attending research conferences and professional seminars).
For more information, contact Alyssa Sargent.
Society of Women Engineers (SWE)
The Society of Women Engineers is an inclusive on-campus organization focused on promoting issues of interest to female engineering students. We conduct outreach, mentoring, social, and professional development activities to serve the needs of current female engineering students and further the interests of the engineering program at Messiah College. We welcome both male and female members and design our activities to have a high level of impact for future and current engineering students from all backgrounds.
For more information, contact Lyndsay Shaubach.
Social Work Club
Social work club is here to promote professional development and fellowship among social work majors and friends.
For more information, contact Rebecca Deardorff.
Sports Management Society
The purpose of the Sport Management Society is to serve its members through career development, professional experience opportunities, mentorship from others in the major, and ultimately a network with professionals in our field who have been members while they were at Messiah College. This club is ideal for anyone who aspires to become a professional in sports management, but also for any student who wants to develop outside of the classroom setting.
For more information, contact Zach Luman.