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Come join the French Club – Le Cercle Français – at JCU! We are planning many excursions and events for you including:

  • A visit to the Cleveland Museum of Art to see the French Collections!
  • Meeting late afternoons or evenings for “un peu de café et de conversation.”
  • Field trips to sites of French interest.
  • Viewing French films.
  • “Les Boums” – parties and other social get-togethers!
  • Information sessions on Spring Break trips to Paris or Québec (open to all).
  • Volunteer peer tutoring for JCU students.

List of club officers

Faculty Moderator:

Martha Pereszlenyi-Pinter, Ph.D.

216.397.4723

O’Malley Center 133

The goal of Asian Pop Culture Club is to engage and educate the John Carroll Community on pop culture of East and Southeast Asia. Its mission is to provide a form of cultural exchange to the campus. 

The main objectives include:

  1. Educate students on aspects of pop culture of Asia and Southeast Asia, which includes music, dance, games, and cuisine.

  2. Promote intercultural exchange and awareness through collaboration. 

  3. Allow students to experience aspects of East/Southeast Asian Cultures.

  4. Provide a multicultural understanding: to inform the JCU community that anyone and everyone can experience and grow to appreciate cultures in East Asia.

Moderator:

Ms. Keiko Nakano

216.397.4553

O’Malley Center 145


Asian Pop Culture Club

Italian Club is a cultural organization that embraces Italian culture by eating semi-authentic food, listening to Italian music, and watching classic Italian movies. You do not have to be Italian to join. Having a healthy appreciation for pizza and coffee is more than enough!

Italian Club

LASA’s mission is to provide a unified community of students with Latin American heritage, other marginalized students, and those with merely an interest in Latin American culture on campus. The group meets on a regular basis in the CSDI Lounge every Tuesday at 8 PM. In addition, activities are coordinated throughout the year whether they be large and campus wide, such as our Latinx Heritage Month celebration or annual dance Viva La Noche, or more internal such as a trip to a local authentic restaurant or Latinx themed movie. We aim to make the Latinx students at JCU feel at home and to raise understanding and appreciation of our cultural traditions and values for the university at large. 

Latin American Student Association

MESA’s goal is to introduce students to the diverse cultures, people, and ideas of the Middle East. We are inclusive to all students from all backgrounds and we encourage all students to attend our events. Some of our main events include: Middle Eastern Dinners, Paint your Name in Arabic, and an annual Hafleh (festival).

Middle Eastern Student Association

SASA is a club for students from a South Asian background to meet and interact. It is also a club for anyone and everyone with an interest in South Asian Culture or who would like to learn more about the culture.

South Asian Student Association

 

 

The Muslim Student Society is a supportive and informative organization for Muslim and non-Muslim students at John Carroll University. Activities include: Interfaith dinners and dialogue, Iftar dinners, Friday prayer service, cultural entertainment, lecture series, and community service.

The Muslim Student Society

National Honor Societies

The French Section of the Department of Classical and Modern Languages and Cultures cordially invites all eligible students to apply for membership in Pi Delta Phi, National French Honor Society, Kappa Eta Chapter, at John Carroll University. The purpose of this Chapter is two-fold:

  • To honor those who attain excellence in the study of the French language and in the study of the literature and culture of the French-speaking peoples.
  • To encourage University students to acquire a greater interest in and a deeper understanding of French culture in France and its impact in the French-speaking countries.

Regular membership is open to students who meet the requirements. Membership applications are available each February, with induction ceremonies later in the spring.

Eligibility requirements:

  • completion of at least one course of upper-division French (i.e., beyond the intermediate level series of courses)
  • 3.0 GPA in French, 3.0 GPA overall, AND rank in the top 35% of their class
  • of at least sophomore standing (i.e., students in their second year of university study or beyond)

2021 Pi Delta Phi National French Honor Society Application 

Application deadline: Wednesday, March 10, 2021. For questions, contact faculty moderator, Dr. Martha Pereszlenyi-Pinter, mpereszlenyi@jcu.edu, OC 124 (216-397-4723).

The Initiation Ceremony for 2021 will be held virtually. Time and date to be announced.

Pi Delta Phi Membership Information

List of Honorary & Associate Members at John Carroll University

 

Pi Lambda Chapter, John Carroll University

The Spanish Section of the Department of Classical and Modern Languages and Cultures cordially invites all eligible students to apply for membership in Sigma Delta Pi, the National Spanish Honor Society, John Carroll University Chapter. The purpose of this Chapter is two-fold:

  • To honor those who attain excellence in the study of the Spanish language and in the study of the literature and culture of the Spanish-speaking peoples.
  • To encourage University students to acquire a greater interest in and a deeper understanding of Spanish culture in Spain and in other Spanish-speaking countries.

Regular membership is open to sophomores, juniors, seniors, and graduate students who meet the requirements. Membership applications are available each February, with induction ceremonies scheduled in the spring. Moderator:

Katherine Gatto, Ph.D. 

216.397.4672

O’Malley Center 143

Requirements for membership are:

  1. Each candidate must have completed three years of study of college-level Spanish (18 semester credit hours) or the equivalent thereof, including at least three semester hours of a course in Hispanic literature or civilization/culture at the junior (third-year) level.
     
  2. Candidates must rank in the upper 35 percent of their class—sophomore, junior, or senior—and must have completed at least three semesters or five quarters of college work. If rank in class is not available, a cumulative grade point average of a minimum of 2.75 on a 4.0 scale may be substituted for it in determining the eligibility of each candidate.
     
  3. The candidate for active membership must have a minimal grade point average of 3.0 on a 4.0 point scale in all Spanish courses taken.
     
  4. A student may be admitted to active membership while still enrolled in the required Hispanic literature or civilization/culture course (see #1) if all other requirements have been met and if the instructor of the course certifies that the student’s work is of at least “B” quality.
     
  5. Membership shall not be denied to any student because of their race, creed, or color, nor shall any students be admitted to membership on the basis of their race, creed, or color.
     
  6. Graduate students may be admitted to active membership if they fulfill the above requirements.

Please complete the 2021 Application for Sigma Delta Pi membership at this link:

Sigma Delta Pi Spanish National Honor Society Application

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