Academic clubs and organizations at Messiah College
For more information, contact Leah Holzhauer.
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 an 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, contact APO President, Chrisanna Rock.
American Choral Directors Association
ACDA is part of a national organization which exists to foster and
promote choral singing which will provide artistic and spirited
experiences for the participants. ACDA is also committed to research in
the field of choral music and to distributing information related to
For more information, contact Janine Shuey.
American Society of Civil Engineers
For more information, please contact Rachel Mazurek.
For more information, contact Luke Hursh.
Enactus offers Messiah students the opportunity to develop leadership, teamwork and communication skills through learning, practice and teaching the principles of free enterprise in a number of countries, thereby improving the standard of living for others in the process.
For more information, contact Sarah McDowell.
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 spring.
For more information, contact Emily Kelly.
For more information, contact Emily Budenz.
Math Problem-Solving Group
The Math Problem-Solving Group meets weekly to solve and discuss math problems. They participate in national contests, study math-related books, and conduct alternate chapels concerning math and ministry.
For more information, contact Yacoub Seyni.
MC Council on Family Relations (MCCFR)
The National Council on Family Relations (NCFR) provides a forum for family researchers, educators and practitioner to share in the development and dissemination of knowledge about families and family relationships, establishes professional standards and works to promote family well-being. As an affiliate of NCFR, the Messiah College Council on Family Relations (MCCFR) strives to provide opportunities for family-oriented educational, social, and service-based activities. By joining together with the common purpose of preparing ourselves to better serve families, MCCFR will foster a sense of identity and enhance professional development among students and faculty interested in family-related issues.
For more information, contact Jackie Weit.
Medical Awareness Society (MedAware)
For more information, contact Paul Leiphart.
MC Chapter of Student Affiliates of the American Chemical Society (Chem Club)
The Chemistry Club brings together those who are chemistry enthusiasts as well as chemist enthusiasts. We strive to provide a close knit group of people who share a similar interest. Throughout the year we host events that both further knowledge in chemistry, are fun, and build a sense of community within the group.
For more information, contact Jon Bodner.
Messiah College Education Association (MCEA)
The purpose of MCEA is to provide opportunities for education majors to collaborate and grow in professional knowledge.
For more information, contact Katie Minden.
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 Toby Ming.
NAfME (formally Music Educators National Conference)
The MENC chapter at Messiah seeks to provide opportunities for Music Education students to explore and prepare for their field above and beyond their classes.
For more information, contact Haley Wilderotter.
National Art Education Association (NAEA)
The NAEA is a group of art education students who want to teach and impact the lives of others as well as continue their own education. NAEA provides workshops, classes and support for development of leadership in the classroom. NAEA also encourages people to use their God-given gifts to serve the local community and college community through art.
Nurses Student Association
This association of nurses primarily focuses on promoting professional interest in the field of nursing as well as assisting in the development of the whole person in relation to this field.
For more information, contact Kelsey Dierkes.
This group aims to bring practical and applicable practices of non-violent action to students and community members on Messiah's campus, focusing on justice, reconciliation and the pursuit of peace.
For more information, contact Sallie McCann.
Phi Alpha (Social Work) National Honor Society, Lambda Psi Chapter
This Social Work National Honor Society recognizes and promotes scholastic achievement in an undergraduate social work program that is accredited by the Council on Social Work Education. It encourages objectivity and awareness of current developments and practices in the various field of social work and stimulates interest in preparing for a career in social work.
For more information, contact Alia Blair.
For more information, contact Nicholas Sooy.
For more information, contact Katrina Schrock.
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 Michaela Horst.
Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA)
PRSSA meets once per week and seeks to enhance each member’s public relations skills and knowledge by providing opportunities for hands-on-experience, networking, and mentorship. As part of a national organization, this club also gives students access to scholarship and internship opportunities that they otherwise would not have. In addition, PRSSA commits itself to practicing public relations in a way that glorifies God and tries to find ways to give back to the community.
For more information, contact Erin Zakin.
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. An overall GPA of 2.75 and a 3.0 within the science or mathematics field are both required to apply for membership. In addition, the applicant must have completed 25 credits of course work.
For more information, contact Bridgette Rodgers.
Society of Women Engineers (SWE)
The purpose of SWE is to serve God through community fellowship and the expansion of engineering services.
For more information, contact Randy Fish.
Social Work Club
The club will provide all students, especially social work majors, with the opportunity to become more involved with a larger community of people who are on similar academic paths and share common values. Social Work majors or those interested in social work, can come together to interact and built relationships. The club would be a place where students who have a passion for initiating social change and serving others can come together to encourage and challenge one another. It is a unique opportunity not only to meet other like-minded people, but also to learn how to be an active agent for change. The club is directly associated with the Social Work department.
For more information, contact Charles Seitz.
Sports Management Society
The purpose of the Sport Management Society is to provide access to resources, job/internship postings, and information in the field of Sport Management to students in order to increase their marketability when they graduate from Messiah College.
For more information, contact John Moulton.
Student Nutrition Awareness Club (SNAC)
SNAC aims to increase nutritional awareness and promote wellness in the Messiah College community through hosting enjoyable and educational experiences. Activities include food demonstrations in residence halls and annual service trips into Harrisburg. SNAC seeks to foster community among students who are interested in learning how to be good stewards with God's gracious gift of food.
For more information, contact Alia Burlew.