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Check out our current list of Student Organizations at JCU! If you would like more information about a group please email the president listed. If you interesting in starting an organization that is not listed here click here to start a new organization.

To read a short description about a student organization listed below, please click on the organization name. Additional descriptions will be added as they are provided.

African Dounia

The African Dounia is a student-run socio-cultural organization, which purpose is to promote diversity within John Carroll University’s campus and educate the university’s community about the African continent and to challenge stereotypes about Africa and Africans.  Founded in Fall 2014, the organization is open to everyone willing to learn about Africa and Africans. These goals are achieved by organizing campus wide panels and events such as African dance workshops, story telling evening and many more.

Alpha Kappa Psi

Alpha Kappa Psi is the premier developer of principled business leaders.  We are a co-ed professional business fraternity that aims to educate and develop our members so that they may become outstanding business professionals.  Through brotherhood, leadership, knowledge, integrity, and service, we strive to be the best resource on campus for those working towards a career in business.  We are shaping people, shaping business!

American Chemical Society

The Student Chapter of the American Chemical Society at John Carroll University is a group of undergraduate students who are interested in chemistry! We provide free tutoring three times a week to JCU students in general and organic chemistry. Additionally, we participate in several outreach events throughout the semester. During National Chemistry Week, our members volunteer to go to local libraries in the Greater Cleveland area to conduct “hands-on” experiments to get elementary students interested in Chemistry. Each year, our organization participates as judges during the Northeastern Ohio Science and Engineering Fair. In addition, members of our chapter will provide guided lab tours to prospective students at JCU during our STEM visit days. We also hold events, including a tour of the Great Lakes Brewing Company and trivia nights. Please contact our president to join!

2018-2019 President: Alysia Mandato (amandato20@jcu.edu)

Faculty Advisor: Dr. Yuh-Cherng Chai (ychai@jcu.edu)

American Marketing Association

American Marketing Association is a professional JCU visit of the national American Marketing Association. This organization is open to all majors, most commonly involving those related to business and communications – all you have to do is attend a meeting! This association is beneficial to anyone looking to improve their understanding of marketing, take advantage of great networking opportunities, and learn more about different internships and career paths that may be the right fit for you. Build your resume through participation in our esteemed organization. Please contact amajcuchapter@gmail.com with any questions or to be added to the email list and follow our Twitter @amajcu.

Amnesty International

Our Vision for Change:

All people have fundamental human rights. But those rights are abused or denied every single day. When that happens, Amnesty International finds the facts, exposes what’s happening, and together we find ways to force governments and others to respect everyone’s human rights. And we get results. Last year alone, Amnesty International helped free 153 people who were wrongfully imprisoned because of who they are or what they believe – and we changed laws in dozens of countries on refugees, reproductive rights, LGBTQIA+ equality, free speech, the death penalty, and other critical human rights issues.

From start to finish, our work focuses on the individual – people whose human rights are abused, and people who have the power to create. We at JCU, just can’t let governments and individual imbeciles get away that easily.

HOW WE WORK

Our uniquely effective approach for the work around human rights uses a three-pronged approach:

  1. RESEARCH: Crisis response teams and researchers travel to affected areas around the world to uncover individual human rights abuses and document patterns of abuse.
  2. MOBILIZATION: The campaign teams use this research to educate the public about the abuses and denials – and they give us, student members and grassroots activists the information and tools we need to do the work.
  3. ADVOCACY: Amnesty staff, volunteer leaders, and our group at John Carroll University engage in direct advocacy with governments around the world through letter writings and petitions. And with policymakers at the state and federal levels in the U.S., to demand that they all respect and keep intact the rights of an individual the U.S. and around the world.

Amnesty International though does not participate in, or intervene in, any political campaign on behalf of (or in opposition to) any candidate for public office. We meet bi-weekly on Wednesdays in OC 26 @ 6 pm.

Asian Pop Culture Club

Asian Pop Culture Club strives to introduce and inform the John Carroll Community on Asian culture and values. We highly encourage students to engage in activities that will strengthen their understanding about Asian traditions through the celebrations of different holidays and ceremonies. We would like to raise awareness about the diversity of not only Asian cultures, but also other cultures that exist on campus. Asian Pop Culture Club aims to provide a mutual ground for John Carroll’s Asian community to address opinions on social issues.

Awws for Paws

The purpose of Awws for Paws is to promote animal welfare and educate others on animal ethics and the injustices that surround these issues. Awws for Paws supports local animal shelters by engaging in volunteer opportunities, fundraising, and donating time and necessary goods. The organization will hold informational meetings and partake in educational, engaging activities on a monthly basis. Since the club’s establishment in 2014, Awws for Paws has reinforced its mission by hosting an exotic petting zoo arranging guest speakers, and creating and donating goods. If you are interested in joining Awws for Paws, please contact the organization’s president, Erin Ahern, by email eahern21@jcu.edu or follow the Instagram page: @awwsforpawsjcu.

Black Students in Action

The purpose of Black Students in Action shall be to foster a community for Black students, as well as other underrepresented students and our allies, on the John Carroll University campus. Black Students in Action will strive to introduce diversity into the John Carroll University population through actions and information, as well as through sponsored events. We will also provide service and social action to the communities surrounding John Carroll University.

Blue Streaks on the Run

Blue Streaks on the Run is an informal running club on campus. There are organized group runs around the John Carroll community at least 2x a week, explore the Cleveland Metroparks’ running trails, and participate in organized road races together. Our goal is to create an environment where students at all levels of running feel comfortable to participate and  allow students to share with each other something that they are passionate about in an informal setting.

JCU Book Club

Do you love reading, books, and talking about reading books? Then JCU Book Club is here to help you with all of that. We meet monthly to discuss our favorite books and literature. If you’re interested in joining, or just want more information, just shoot an email to Mallory Fitzpatrick at mfitzpatrick19@jcu or Mychaela Lauria at mlauria19@jcu.edu, and we’ll be happy to answer your questions. Happy reading!

Carroll Ballers

The mission of The Carroll Ballers is to empower young men and women who are involved in the juvenile justice system with the ability to face and overcome adversity with confidence, learn from losses and mistakes, achieve success with humility, and be always striving to improve in order to help them be successful in their home environments and reducing the cycle of recidivism.

Carroll Cinema Society (CCS)

The Carroll Cinema Society (CCS) is a student-run organization that meets Fridays at 4:30 pm in AD 258. The group’s mission is to provide students with an opportunity to deepen their appreciation of film and to learn about the art and history of the medium. To accomplish this, the CCS offers film screenings on campus to expose students to all sorts of films. Formal showings for the entire campus are held once a semester in the Donahue Auditorium of the Dolan Science Center. Informal showings are for members of the club and are held once a week. Films are chosen each week by voting and can be from any kind of genre.

The Carroll Cinema Society can be contacted at carrollcinema@jcu.edu with any questions or movie suggestions.

Faculty Advisors:

  • James H. Krukones, Ph.D., Academic Vice President’s Office
  • Thomas B. Pace, Ph.D., Department of English

Student Officers:

  • President: Arnold Paskay
  • Vice President: Jennifer Davids
  • Secretary: Emily Uterhark
  • Treasurer: Kimberley Rutherford
Carroll Crazies

Carroll Crazies is a student organization that strives to provide ultimate support to the varsity athletic teams at John Carroll University. It is open to all who want to get involved and support their school and peers. We strive to bring the greatest amount of school spirit to all athletic events. This is a great way to get involved and meet other students on campus! The Carroll Crazies will have different promotional giveaways, halftime games, and themes at the athletic events that you will not want to miss out on! If interested in a role within Carroll Crazies or just want to find out more information, email jcucarrollcrazies@gmail.com!

Follow us on Twitter and Instagram: @CarrollCrazies

Chi Omega Sorority

Chi Omega is an intergenerational women’s organization forever committed to our founding purposes: Friendship, Personal Integrity, Service to Others, Academic Excellence and Intellectual Pursuits, Community and Campus Involvement, and Personal and Career Development. 

Founded in 1895 at the University of Arkansas, Chi Omega is the largest women’s fraternal organization in the world with over 350,000 initiates, 180 collegiate chapters, and over 240 alumnae chapters. Throughout Chi Omega’s long and proud history, the Fraternity has brought its members unequaled opportunities for personal growth and development.

College Democrats

The goal of the College Democrats is to promote civic engagement and political activism on campus. Since the beginning of this organization, we have held educational panels and events that are not only relevant to the US Democratic party, but to society as a whole. Our weekly meetings are every Thursday at 7 PM in  AD 47!

College Republicans

The College Republican National Committee is a national organization for college and university students who support the Republican Party of the United States. John Carroll’s individual chapter aims to promote educational discussions and debate about both national and international political issues. We offer a forum for intellectual, conservative discussion on campus. While our organization is representative of the Republican Party, we welcome Independents, Democrats, and people of all viewpoints along the political spectrum to come and create a dialogue on the issues of our time. In addition to our bi-weekly meetings, our organization is politically active on campus through events such as: assisting in voter registration, open forums with John Carroll professors and College Democrats, promoting paid internships, and meeting with local government officials to build relationships.

Cru

Cru is a caring community on campus passionate about connecting people to Jesus Christ. Cru exists so that students at John Carroll can know Jesus Christ and grow in their relationship with Him. Through Bible Studies, service, retreats, and city-wide events Cru gives multiple avenues and opportunities to be a part of a Cleveland-wide movement of Christians who want to see this city and the world changed for the sake of the good news of Jesus.

Dance Ensemble
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The JCU Dance Ensemble works to promote teamwork and cooperation among dancers. The ensemble consists of student dancers who pursue the study of a variety of dance styles from lyrical and pointe to jazz, modern, tap, and hip hop. Ensemble members perform pieces choreographed by their own student leaders. Meeting times are subject to the choreographer, and each dance number usually meets once a week. The dance ensemble is student-led and perform their numbers in the Spring Showcase every year.

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Delta Tau Delta Fraternity
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Our Values:

In 1858, Delta Tau Delta was founded at Bethany College in what is now West Virginia with our four founding principles in mind; Truth, Courage, Faith, and Power. From there, our organization has thrived for over 150 years, and has built a rich history in that time.

Our Founding:

Fast forward to 2007, when our chapter, Iota Iota, was charted at John Carroll University. Our founding fathers worked tirelessly to bring the tradition of excellence associated with Delta Tau Delta to JCU and we have since made it an integral part of life on campus to many at JCU.

Today:

Today we are as strong as ever, a continuously growing presence on campus and in our community. Our chapter has developed much since 2007, to become a strong organization and a leading presence at JCU. We are involved on campus, in the classroom, and beyond. So many already have found their home within Delt, why not you?

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The English Club

The English Club is a student organization run by both English majors and non-English majors who meet weekly for thirty brief, informative, fun, and honestly chill minutes. The meetings focus on upcoming activities ranging from open-mic events to readings from published authors. We promote a positive, judgment-free environment and creative space to allow students to collaborate on all types of writing as well as future endeavors of the club. As an academic organization, the English Club works alongside the English Department in order to arrange literary events for students as well as for the faculty and staff. Plus, the English Club partners with other student organizations on campus to provide students more opportunities for creative expression and literary awareness. Lastly, the English Club participates in service activities such as Danie’s Day, where we read to several of the kids who attend to the event. If you are looking for an active role on campus, consider the English Club because we utilize your talents for benefit for the Club and for the campus, and foster your dreams into fruition. Contact EnglishclubJCU@gmail.com if you have an interest in joining the organization or would like more information. Like a writer, who never stops growing, the English Club seeks constant growth and improvement–academically, creatively, and individualistically–as an organization and as a group of students.

Environmental Issues Group
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The Environmental Issues Group is open to all students who have an interest in raising awareness and actively participating in helping save the Earth regardless of major or minor. Our mission on campus is to improve and encourage sustainable practices around the community. One way we make this possible is by maintaining JCU’s Bike Co-op, which allows students free access to bikes. Also, during Green Streak Week each spring, our group helps spread awareness by organizing events related to the environment. A future goal we are currently working towards is raising funds for renewable energy sources around campus. To be engaged in the community, our group participates in local beach clean ups, attends conferences and marches around the country and also visit local attractions such as: Cleveland Metropark Zoo, Botanical Gardens, Cleveland Natural History Museum and Cleveland Metroparks.

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Finance Association
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The mission of the John Carroll Finance Association is to expose members to financial executives and alumni for the purpose of increasing awareness and knowledge of the many industries in the field.

The John Carroll Finance Association invites financial executives and John Carroll alumni to speak on topics ranging from general industry current events and jobs to career advice and guidance for young finance professionals in today’s labor market. Meetings often include informational presentations about potential job and internship opportunities at various firms as well. The Finance Association also sponsors an annual trip to a major American financial market (New York, Chicago, etc.) which allows members to deeply expand on the organization’s mission and gain valuable networking opportunities with industry leaders.

For more information please contact:

Hunter Horning – President: hhorning19@jcu.edu

Madi Rini – Vice President: mrini19@jcu.edu

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Gamma Phi Beta Sorority
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The Zeta Omicron Chapter of Gamma Phi Beta is one of five sororities on campus at JCU. Founded on November 11, 1874 at Syracuse University, Gamma Phi Beta was founded by four collegiate women seeking support in a world that made them feel alienated because of their gender. The Zeta Omicron chapter was founded at John Carroll in 2002. Today, our chapter strives to be confident women of character, who live out the organizations motto, “to inspire the highest type of womanhood” through our four core values; love, labor, learning and loyalty. Gamma Phi Beta promotes a lifelong commitment to personal growth and service to humanity. Our chapter aspires excellence in all that our members do whether it be in the classroom, on the field, or in the community.

We are women building strong girls. Our chapter is committed to being an active member among our Panhellenic community and  actively involved in our philanthropy, Girls on the Run. Girls on the Run is a non-profit organization that inspires girls to be joyful, healthy and confident using a fun, experience-based curriculum that creatively integrates running. Each year, our members attend a GOTR 5K as volunteers who cheer on the girls that are running the race. In addition, we hold our annual Moonball tournament on campus, in an effort to raise money for the organization.

As a chapter, we do a variety of sisterhood, service and social activities as a group including weekly chapter meetings, sisterhood retreats, big/little relationships, service groups, mixers, date parties and formals. These activities allow us to get to know each other and grow in our sisterhood, while remembering and honoring the women that came before us and all that they stood for.

For questions about Gamma Phi Beta, please contact our chapter president Paige Leffler (Pleffler19@jcu.edu.)

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Health Awareness Project (HAP)
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The Health Awareness Project (HAP) was started in April of 2018. Our mission is to spread awareness about various diseases through public philanthropic events and monthly awareness events for the JCU community of current students. Our events for the Fall 2018 semester included volunteering at the Walk to End Alzheimer’s, decorating Halloween cup lanterns for a local nursing home, and hosting a movie screening of The Bleeding Edge: a documentary about the risks and consequences of the rapidly growing medical device industry. We encourage everyone from all majors (not just pre-health students) to be a part of the organization to become more knowledgeable and support charitable causes in regards to health conditions. It may so just HAPPEN to you, a family member, and/or a friend. Follow Health Awareness Project on Snapchat @HAP JCU and Instagram @hapjcu. If you have any questions, please email healthawarenessproject@jcu.edu.

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Her Campus

Her Campus is a national online magazine for college women. JCU has its own chapter for all current JCU community entertainment. Our female and male staff write and publish articles online, as well as post weekly to our many social media platforms. Topics include anything from style to hard-hitting news stories. All writers, photographers, social media lovers, and anyone else welcome!

Hillel

The purpose of Hillel at John Carroll University is to support Jewish students in the expression of their identity and to provide opportunities for non-Jewish students to enhance their understanding of the Jewish world.  This is done through various programing during the Jewish holidays, delicious Shabbat dinners, a Holocaust memorial ceremony, and free trips to Israel.  If you’re interested in becoming a member of Hillel, email nabdallah19@jcu.edu for more information.

Interfraternity Council (IFC)

The Interfraternity Council (IFC) is the local governing body of the four national and international fraternities at JCU. The IFC strives to uphold the positive ideals of scholarship, leadership, campus involvement, and fraternalism among the members of the community. The Council is responsible for the fraternity community as whole, managing aspects such as recruitment, community standards, and large scale community brotherhood. The IFC also promotes education among its members through programming on risk management, alcohol awareness, leadership, and community standards. The Council is made up of a seven-member executive board from the four chapters, along with a legislative body of fraternity representatives.

International Business with Language and Culture Association (IBLC)
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The International Business with Language and Culture Association is an organization for both International Business with Language and Culture Majors as well as anyone who is interested in global business, international travel, foreign languages, and learning about new cultures.

The purpose of the IBLC Association is to provide resources and guidance to better prepare its students for success in the global business environment. With our Mentorship Program and IBLC Bond Events, our organization is also beneficial to anyone looking to improve their preparation to study abroad and travel internationally as well as individuals looking to connect with like-minded students.

In addition to regular meetings, our organization hosts speakers and holds multicultural events, including International Dance Night, our annual International Fest, and much more! For more information or to join our email list, please get in contact with Dr. Yinglu (Elle) Wu at ywu@jcu.edu or email us at iblc.jcu@gmail.com

Instagram: jcuiblc

Twitter: JCUIBLC

Facebook Group : JCU IBLC Association

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Investment Club

The Investment Club was founded by Rob Cameron ’16 in 2013. The purpose of The Investment Club is to educate John Carroll University’s student body about personal finance skills including, but not limited to, retirement planning, stock market evaluation, sustainability investing, and current event analysis. We meet bi-weekly on Wednesdays at 2 PM in BR 33. Contact any of our officers for information/ inquiries: tkarpuzi21@jcu.edumellerbrock19@jcu.edumbuffamonte18@jcu.edurkazimour18@jcu.edu, or jhyland18@jcu.edu.

JCU Emergency Medical Services
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John Carroll University Emergency Medical Services (JCU EMS) was established in April 2002 in response to the sudden and preventable death of a student.  JCU EMS was established and is still run by JCU students who have Emergency Medical Technician-Basic or Emergency Medical Responder training and certification.  This training is provided to new members by JCU.  The purpose of our organization is to provide quick, high-quality response service for on-campus medical emergencies, and we work closely with JCUPD and the University Heights Fire Department to respond to such incidents.  While open to any student, EMS is an especially valuable opportunity for pre-health students, since it provides real-world, hands-on experience in the field of emergency medicine.

JCU Pep Band

Often referred to as the “Wall of Sound,” the Pep Band is a group with big spirit. Most of the Pep Band’s focus is centered around supporting various sports teams, but the band has been known to perform at various events around campus.  All are welcome to join, regardless of age, instrument, or skill level.

Kappa Alpha Theta Sorority

The Eta Kappa Chapter of Kappa Alpha Theta was first established on November 18, 2001.  Theta is the first Greek-letter fraternity for women and exists to nurture each member throughout her college and alumnae experience. Theta encourages its members to grow in academic achievement, service, leadership, and personal excellence, providing each member with the resources and support to attain these goals.

There are currently 62 women who represent our chapter. As a sisterhood, we utilize the relationships that we have with each other as well as resources provided by John Carroll to create a support system that helps to facilitate personal growth and excellence. Our sisters come from many different backgrounds, and are pursuing a variety of majors and other interests, but our Theta bond creates a strong friendship that lasts a lifetime. Together through our sisterhood, we create a family like no other at John Carroll. This includes weekly sisterhood activities and monthly socials as well as dedication to service and our philanthropy causes.

For more than 25 years, the national philanthropy of Kappa Alpha Theta and Kappa Alpha Theta Foundation has been Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA). CASA is a nationally recognized, non-profit organization, created to ensure that the abuse and neglect suffered by some children at home does not continue as abuse and neglect at the hands of the judicial system. CASA volunteers are citizens recruited from the community and trained to speak for abused and neglected children in court. Volunteers appear in court with attorneys and social workers to recommend what is best for the child’s future, thus becoming their voice in court. The Eta Kappa chapter of Kappa Alpha Theta holds various service events to bring awareness to CASA and to raise money for our philanthropies. We frequently hand out candy on Thursdays in the atrium to inform the campus about what CASA works towards. During the fall semester, we host “Cornhole for CASA” consisting of a corn hole tournament open to the whole campus and community to raise money for CASA.

Together we live on the second floor of the Greek Resident Hall on campus, Hamlin Hall. We have had our floor since 2009, and we are getting a brand new makeover this upcoming summer. Now that you have an idea of what Theta is about, we encourage you to take part in John Carroll’s Greek Life recruitment process!

If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to Marissa George, CEO (mgeorge20@jcu.edu).

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Kappa Delta Sorority
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Mission: Kappa Delta Sorority is a national organization for women committed to: inspiring our members to reach their full potential; preparing our members for community service, active leadership and responsible citizenship; creating opportunities for lifetime involvement through innovative and responsive programs and strategic collaborations and partnerships; and fostering the development of our time-honored values within the context of friendship.

Annual Activities: International Women’s Friendship Month Activities, Shamrock Late Night Pancake Breakfast

Meeting Times: Sunday’s at 7pm

National Website: http://www.kappadelta.org

Name and Founding Date: Kappa Delta-Eta Gamma was founded on December 2, 2001.

Philanthropies: Domestic Violence and Child Advocacy Center and Prevent Child Abuse America

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Kappa Kappa Gamma Sorority

Kappa Kappa Gamma is one of the five sororities located here on campus. The organization was founded in 1870 by six women from Monmouth College in Illinois. One of the core beliefs was to express how females can make a positive impact on the world. Our main goal as a chapter on campus is to thrive on tradition, leadership, academics and friendship. We are immersed in philanthropies that hit close to home, community activities, and helping one another in time of need. Each Kappa contributes unique qualities and strengths but together we are able to make a positive impression on campus and around the Cleveland area. Kappa Kappa Gamma holds an annual philanthropy event, Kappasta, which is a pasta dinner to help support “Reading is Fundamental” serving underprivileged children with donated books and reading support. In addition to Kappasta, we plan and encourage smaller sisterhood retreats as well as various learning activities throughout the school year.

If you have any questions or comments, please feel free to call Maddie Hedrick, Chapter President (mhedrick19@jcu.edu) or catch any of the Kappas walking on campus!

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Knights of Columbus
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Founded by the Venerable Michael J. McGivney in 1882, the Knights of Columbus provide opportunities for Catholic men to grow in their faith through charitable works and unity with their brother Knights. Today, The Knights of Columbus constitute the world’s largest Catholic fraternity. Council 8320 of the Knights of Columbus works to promote Charity, Unity, Fraternity, and Patriotism among its brothers, and throughout the campus community of John Carroll University. As a council we hold fundraising events for Support our Seminarians as well as Coats for Kids. We also sponsor an on-campus event with Be the Match, an organization that facilitates bone marrow transplants for patients with blood cancers. In addition to our charitable efforts, we also work to promote a vibrant faith on campus by organizing Eucharistic adoration throughout the year, leading the Stations of the Cross during lent, among other activities.

We welcome practical Catholic men of the age of 18 or older to membership in our order. For more information about the Knights of Columbus or for information about joining our order feel free to contact one of our officers.

Grand Knight – Nick Holoman nholoman20@jcu.edu

DGK – Kyle Rosser krosser20@jcu.edu

Council Email – jcukofc8320@gmail.com

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Labre Project
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What is Labre?

The Labre Project, named after Saint Benedict Joseph Labre, the saint of homelessness, is a service focused student organization dedicated to serving the homeless community of Cleveland. The Labre Project at John Carroll was founded in 2004 and has continued ever since. Every Friday night from 5-10pmstudents go out into Cleveland with food and donations to deliver it to people experiencing homelessness throughout the city. The purpose of Labre is not only to feed and aid the homeless, but to offer them friendship.

How to get involved?

All students are welcome to go out on Labre on Fridays, and can sign up in the Campus Ministry Hallway starting at 1pm on Mondays. Students are welcome to attend Labre meetings held every other Tuesday at 8pm in the Underground. Lastly, students can help by donating clothing, toiletries, blankets, coats, etc. to Labre. A donation bin is located outside the St. Francis Chapel.

Questions?

Please email labre@jcu.edu.

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Latin American Student Association (LASA)
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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.

Find our instagram account @jcu_lasa

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Lambda Chi Alpha Fraternity
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Lambda Chi Alpha is an intergenerational fraternity committed to our seven core values: Loyalty, Duty, Respect, Service and Stewardship, Honor, Integrity, and Personal Courage. Founded in 1909 at Boston University, Lambda Chi Alpha is one of the largest fraternities in the world with about 300,000 initiates, over 200 collegiate chapters and consistently ranked as the fastest growing fraternity.

We joined the campus in 2011, and were chartered in 2014. Annually we participate in multiple forms of service through John Carroll and the Greater Cleveland Food Bank. We also support our national philanthropy Feeding America, through our annual Watermelon Bust, along with other smaller scale philanthropic efforts, where we are able to raise thousands of pounds of food. Throughout Lambda Chi Alpha’s time, both at John Carroll and throughout the world men have been helped to improve themselves and become leaders where they are needed most.

Interested in joining or collaborating? Please contact Alec Bryson, President, at abryson19@jcu.edu or Anthony Bonavita, Recruitment Chairman, at abonavita21@jcu.edu.

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Le Cercle Français (French Club)

Le Cercle Français is a space for students to discover the French language and francophone culture! Students of all levels of French are encouraged to participate. Members meet for bi-weekly events and organize trips off campus to experience French art, theater, film, and food!

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LGBTQA+ Allies
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Allies is an inclusive group that is for everyone! We are a gsa on campus and welcome people of all sexual orientations!  We provide a safe environment for people to talk and provide a strong support group for people in need.

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Little Theatre Society

The Little Theatre Society is an organization committed to preserving a space for theatre in students’ daily lives. We work to create a safe environment in which members can step out of their comfort zones and explore multiple aspects of theatre. We always leave time toward the end of meetings for fun exercises and games so students can relieve stress while learning about acting. We work hard to find exciting ways to share theatre with the campus community. If you’d like more information about what the Little Theatre Society has to offer, please contact us at littletheatresociety@gmail.com.

Love Your Melon (LYM)

Love Your Melon is an apparel brand dedicated to combatting pediatric cancer. Their mission is to put a hat on every child with cancer to brighten the days of those children going through the fight of their life. As a campus crew, we do various service work throughout the greater Cleveland area, such as hosting a dinner event at the local Ronald McDonald House. Being a member of this Love Your Melon Campus Crew means you are direct influence on the children and families in the Cleveland area who are battling cancer. We aim to brighten each of their days with impactful experiences and positive memories.

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Minority Association of Pre-Medical Students (MAPS)

MAPS (Minority Association of Pre-Medical Students) is a group nationally recognized by SNMA (Student National Medical Association). We work closely with Case Western Reserve University Medical school (M.D. program) and a new addition is with Ohio University Medical School (D.O. program). Our mission is to diversify and broaden the spectrum of underrepresented students within healthcare fields of study, serve in underserved communities such as rural and urban communities around University Heights, and to have a Pre-Health Portfolio that will make you marketable and competitive for any health profession/graduate school. We hold discussions about key aspects of the medical fields and future professions such as  M.D. and O.D. medical school students and doctors coming in to speak, mock interviews, volunteer and shadowing opportunities, mentorship with medical school students, learning how to succeed in classes, and stress management discussions. The club is open to anyone who aims to support minorities in the healthcare field and any health care major/field.

Our meetings are at 6 pm every other Monday normally in the CSDI room in the student center. Our email is jcumaps@gmail.com.

 

Muslim Student Society

The Muslim Student Society at John Carroll University serves to give support and information about Islam to Muslims and non-Muslims via interfaith dinners, dialogues, community service, and Friday prayer in hopes of adding to the diversity on campus.

Annual Activities/Events:
The MSS holds interfaith dialogues, lunches, dinners, speakers, and other exciting events. All events and their dates are TBA throughout the year.

Meeting Time:
Every Friday at 2:00 p.m., in the interfaith prayer room on the third floor of Grasselli Library. During this time, the weekly Friday prayer is held.

Contact Information:
President: Sarah Kalash (skalash19@jcu.edu)
Vice President/Treasurer: Rabeah Bayazid (rbayazid19@jcu.edu)
Secretary: Dema Diab (ddiab19@jcu.edu)
Public Relations: Jihan Aitelcadi (jaitelcadi19@jcu.edu)

Ohio Innocence Project
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Ohio Innocence Project is a state-wide branch of the nationwide Innocence Project which advocates for the exoneration of wrongfully convicted individuals through DNA testing and promoting reform of the criminal justice system in order to prevent future injustices. At the college level, we focus on education and advocacy for criminal justice reform. We offer unique looks into the need for justice system reform through events such as a talk from Steven Drizin– Brendan Dassey of Making a Murderer’s defense attorney, a Q&A with Central Park Five exoneree Yusef Salaam, and screenings of documentaries followed by discussion with John Carroll professors.

Panhellenic Council
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The Panhellenic Council at John Carroll University oversees the five nationally affiliated women’s organizations that we have on campus and is comprised of an executive board which has 8 positions. Our mission of the Panhellenic Council at John Carroll University is apart of something greater; the National Panhellenic Council. Their mission is “To advance the 26 women’s member organizations of the National Panhellenic Conference and their commitment to personal growth by raising funds for and underwriting initiatives that launch and sustain women leaders.” We live out this mission each day! Some of our annual events include Sorority Recruitment and Greek Thanksgiving amongst much more wonderful opportunities you could have if you join a Greek organization on campus. We also have General Assembly meetings every Wednesday at 2:30 pm where we all come together as a group and discuss what has been going on for the past week. If you have any questions, my name is Maria Knepshield and I am the President of the Panhellenic Council! Please don’t hesitate to reach out at mknepshield21@jcu.edu!

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Paranormal Research Group

The Paranormal Research Group aims to find out more about ghost phenomena or the world of the paranormal. The idea of ghosts or spirits is often controversial, yet it continues to interest countless people. Not only do we discuss the idea of the paranormal and its limits, but we also conduct our own investigations to supposed haunted locations in order to draw our own conclusions while creating a close knit group of friends with memories that last a lifetime! For more information please contact: ahanophy20@jcu.edu.

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Pershing Rifles

The National Society of Pershing Rifles is a military-oriented national fraternity named in honor of General of the Armies John J. Pershing. The purpose of the National Society of Pershing Rifles is to develop, to the highest degree possible, outstanding traits of leadership, military science, military bearing, and discipline within the framework of a military oriented, honorary fraternity. Company M-1 in Cleveland, Ohio is made up of riflemen from John Carroll University, Cleveland State University, Case Western Reserve University and other local schools. Here at John Carroll, riflemen train in tactics in the field and serve as color guards for the university as well as the city of Cleveland.

Please contact PR CPT Erica Curtin, M-1 Company Commander if interested: ecurtin19@jcu.edu

Por Los Niños

The Mission of Por Los Ninos is to help address and alleviate violations of human rights against children in the Caribbean.

Pre-Health Society

Our organization is concerned with making sure that students are on the right track for professional schools related to healthcare. We will have meetings ranging from Physician/PA panels to the nitty gritty of “what do I need to do now?”  Most importantly, we want our members to feel welcomed and energized for a rewarding life in healthcare. If you have any questions, please contact our email: jcuprehealth@gmail.com

Pre-Pharmacy Club

The John Carroll University Pre-Pharmacy Club is intended for anyone interested in pursuing a career in pharmacy or for anyone who is interested in the pharmaceutical industry in general.  Guest speakers share their experiences in every dimension of the pharmacy field including but not limited to: community pharmacy, hospital pharmacy, compounding pharmacy, clinical pharmacy, retail pharmacy, and pharmaceutical research.  The pre-pharmacy club is dedicated to helping students prepare for the Pharmacy College Admissions Test (PCAT) and to gain knowledge of local pharmacy schools and the application process.  In the spring of every academic year, the club visits pharmacy schools.  In the spring of 2018, the club visited the University of Pittsburgh School of Pharmacy and the Mylan School of Pharmacy at Duquesne University on April 7th, and The Ohio State University College of Pharmacy on April 21st.  Most recently, on November 5th, the club and the Center for Career Services co-hosted an informational session about the Mylan School of Pharmacy.  At the end of the semester, the club will take a virtual tour of a pharmacy school that is to be determined and, in the spring, will visit out-of-state pharmacy schools.

Lastly, the field of Pharmacy is vastly changing and it is our goal to broaden knowledge, promote interest, and encourage the pursuit of this highly rewarding and respected career.  The JCU Pre-Pharmacy Club can be contacted at jcuprepharmacy@jcu.edu with any questions regarding the club.  The executive board and advisor are listed below and, they, too, can be contacted.  Thank you for your interest and we look forward to hearing from you.

President: John A. Holton (Email Address: jholton20@jcu.edu)

Vice-President: Krista Cobb (Email Address: kcobb19@jcu.edu

Financial Officer: Clayton Tindell (Email Address: ctindell20@jcu.edu)

Advisor: Dr. David Mascotti (Email Address: dmascotti@jcu.edu)

(Club Email Addressjcuprepharmacy@jcu.edu)

Psychology Club

The JCU Psychology Club is open to all students who have an interest in the discipline, regardless of major or minor. The Psychology Club is dedicated to the furthering of knowledge of Psychological Science and the increasing awareness of mental illness here on JCU’s campus. Guest speakers are invited to speak on a wide array of subjects and we host multiple events aimed at raising awareness and reducing the stigma of mental illness here on campus.

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Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA)

Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA) is a professional JCU chapter of PRSSA. PRSSA is a national organization that benefits its members by focuses on enhancing their education, broadening their professional network and helping launch their careers after graduation. JCU’s chapter of PRSSA is a great supplement to a Communication student’s classwork. Dues-paying members receive annual benefits such as industry workshops and skills practice, networking with industry professionals, attending informational speaker events, and hands-on opportunities to contribute to integrated marketing campaigns as well as a community of like-minded students. PRSSA meets biweekly in the Tim Russert Department of Communication Conference Room (OC 47). For more information please contact PRSSA’s advisor Lisa Lewis, llewis@jcu.edu or follow PRSSA on Instagram, @jcu_prssa

Respect for Life
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John Carroll University’s Respect for Life club is a non-political group of students who aim to cherish, protect, and defend life from conception to natural death, and at every stage in between.  We actively live out our mission by participating in the March for Life annually, and by sponsoring other social justice events on the topic of life throughout the school year. We commit ourselves to social activism because we believe that life is the most fundamental human right and must be defended. Our club was created for students who want to live out the mission of life, but we also hope to promote productive and respectful dialogue with those who disagree, in hopes of creating a more respectful and educated campus community.

Rhapsody Blue

Rhapsody Blue is the premiere all male a cappella group on campus! Our organization was founded in 2004 and we’ve been rockin’ a cappella ever since. We perform all around the Cleveland area in venues like Progressive Field and Quicken Loans Arena. Whether you’ve never sung before or have an advanced background in singing, we accept men with all backgrounds in music. For more information contact @snikolakis19@jcu.edu

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Seeds of Hope

Seeds of Hope is an organization rooted in building lasting relationships and being a positive influence on others. We are partnered with Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Cleveland, and each JCU students is paired with one 5th – 8th grader from a local Cleveland Public School. Each student mentors their “little” during fun activities both on and off campus. We ideally accept underclassmen, as you have the same little for all four years at JCU. It is incredible to form a relationship that lasts throughout college and to be able to witness someone’s growth! Some examples of past events have been Sky Zone, ice skating, roller blading, a dodge ball tournament, and holiday-themed parties. We typically meet every other Friday during the semester from 4-6pm, and try to do two off-campus events per semester. There is a due of $20 upon joining to help cover the cost of events. This organization is so rewarding, and if you are looking to form lasting relationships with other JCU students along with some pretty cool kids, Seeds of Hope is the organization for you! If you are interested in joining or have any other questions, please feel free to contact Claire Kelly at ckelly19@jcu.edu.

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Sigma Phi Epsilon Fraternity

SigEp is redefining fraternity on college campuses across the country and at John Carroll University. We complement a man’s education by delivering a premier student experience in one of the most formative times of his life. Through SigEp, men strengthen their character, build leadership and interpersonal skills, and learn to develop healthy, lifelong relationships that are essential to a successful and fulfilling life. Since our establishment in 1901, the Cardinal Principles of Virtue, Diligence and Brotherly Love have served as the focus for chapters across the country. Our mission is “Building Balanced Men,” which is achieved through a commitment to Sound Mind and Sound Body.

The Ohio Upsilon chapter is the largest Greek male organization at John Carroll and prides itself on being the standard for fraternal life on our campus. Just a few of the events put on by the fraternity include mixers with sororities, service events, brotherhood retreats.

Interested in joining SigEp? We recruit 365 days a year! Contact our Vice President of Recruitment, David Sinense ( dsinense19@jcu.edu )

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Smiles with Style

Smiles with Style is a national non-profit organization that works with hospitalized children. The organization aspires to put a smile on all patients’ faces and to instill a positive outlook within them. The JCU chapter of Smiles with Styles works with the greater Cleveland organization to assist in volunteering at University Hospitals and with fundraising events. Please contact Lilly Makee (president) at lmakee20@jcu.edu if you are interested in joining. We’d love to see your smiling face create smiles for others.

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Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM)
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The Society for Human Resource Management is the world’s largest HR professional society. the society has been the leading provider of resources serving the needs of HR professionals and advancing the practice of human resource management.  At John Carroll University, SHRM hosts several speakers each semester and connects students with HR professionals in Cleveland, around the United States, and abroad. SHRM gives individuals research materials, HR magazine and e-newsletters, free webcasts, and an online community. SHRM Student membership is discounted to $40/year for students. Join SHRM now at shrm.org and receive access to these incredible resources. Contact SHRM President, Lauren Isherwood, with any questions regarding the organization and how to join (lisherwood19@jcu.edu).

Society of Physics Students
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The John Carroll Society of Physics Students is a group of graduate and undergraduate students who are interested in the concepts of physics and how they relate to the world around us. As an organization we have five goals: encourage and assist students interested in physics to develop knowledge, competence, enthusiasm, and social responsibility that are essential to the advancement of physics; stimulate interest in advanced study and research of physics; develop collegiality among physics students and faculty members; promote public interest in physics; and provide liaison between students and the member societies of the American Institute of Physics as well as John Carroll University Physics Department alumni. We hold many events during the school year such as movie nights, liquid nitrogen ice cream events, and trivia bowls.

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Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ)

The Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ) is a membership organization for future journalists and students interested in journalism and communications. SPJ’s mission is to foster a society that values freedom of speech and freedom of the press, advance the values of ethical and responsible reporting, and to teach the skills of reporting and journalism. At the John Carroll Chapter of SPJ, we hold programs to educate the community about journalism and we plan workshops to master reporting skills. SPJ not only serves as an extracurricular club, but it gives students an environment to learn more about their future career.

Society of Supply Chain Students

Society of Supply Chain Students is a student run professional organization affiliated with the Cleveland Supply Chain Management Professionals. This organization is open to students of any major who have a strong interest in the Supply Chain Management Field. It is our mission to promote future leaders in the Supply Chain Field by supporting their future endeavors with informational guidance and exposure to real world business functions.

Please contact sscsjcu@gmail.com or kmccollum19@jcu.edufor more information on this organization or to be added to the email list!

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Streaks in Key

Streaks In Key is John Carroll’s only co-ed a cappella group. Founded in 2013, this organization is the newest of the three vocal groups on campus and is part of John Carroll’s dedication to the arts. The group performs a winter concert and a spring concert, as well as occasionally participating in Halloween performances, performances of the National Anthem at Carroll sports events, and at the annual Celebration for each incoming freshman class. Practices are held every Tuesday and Thursday from 8pm to 10pm in the O’Malley Center. We perform songs from various genres, which we vote on as a group each semester. If you have a love of music and would like the opportunity to express yourself, come join this creative community of performers! Contact us via email at jcustreaksinkey@gmail.com or check out our Instagram at @streaksinkey

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Student Alumni Association

The Student Alumni Association (SAA) was established in 2008 to strengthen the bond between current students and alumni through social, networking, spiritual, and philanthropic events, while enriching the quality of a John Carroll education by stimulating pride in, loyalty to, and support of our traditions and history. We work closely with the Office of Alumni Relations and the JCU Alumni Association to facilitate the transition from student to alumnus/a, while building a lifelong bond with John Carroll. The Student Alumni Association feels a great sense of pride in the University and, by collaborating with the Alumni Association, is able to promote John Carroll through a variety of activities and programs. If you are interested in joining SAA or the mentoring network please email saa@jcu.edu.

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Student Veteran’s Association

The purpose of John Carroll Veterans Association shall be its commitment to service, intellectual growth, experience, and selflessness.  This association will find its identity within the stated purpose, and also within the Jesuit tradition. This association will not be abstemious in its endeavors or visions, nor shall it turn from any great challenge. John Carroll Veterans Association will meet the former with prudence, and decorous demeanor, carried out judiciously.

Students Empowering Women

The goal of Students Empowering Women at John Carroll University is to create a culture that welcomes, protects, and empowers people of all genders and backgrounds. We are working to foster a community that promotes leaders of tomorrow through awareness, advocacy and action around gender equity and equality. Meetings are held every Thursday at 6:00 pm in AD 47. If interested in being part of our organization or have any questions, please contact sew@jcu.edu.

Students for Social Justice
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The purpose of Students for Social Justice is to engage the John Carroll Community in work to promote social justice on campus and in the world through education and advocacy. SSJ upholds the mission of the University in forming women and men for and with others, through programs and events that challenge the campus community to commit to solidarity in our world.

The group meets every other Wednesday at 8pm in the Dean of Students Conference Room.

Interested in joining or want to learn more? Contact ssj@jcu.edu for more information!

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Student Union Programming Board (SUPB)

The Student Union Programming Board (SUPB) is a student-run organization that creates FUN for the students at JCU!  Our main focus is to create opportunities for stress relief and social connection on the weekends by providing awesome social and late night events each week for JCU students.  Some of our popular on campus events include the Welcome Back Concert, Bingo nights, movie nights, the Luau, Homecoming Dance and Casino Night.  We also enjoy taking students off campus for Indians games, Browns games, rock climbing, and even Hallo Weekends at Cedar Point.  There is something for everyone at SUPB! Join us Thursday, Friday, and Saturday nights!

Sweet Carrollines
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Founded in 2008, the purpose of The Sweet Carrollines is to spread and strengthen the culture of collegiate a capella at John Carroll University. In addition, the group serves as an artistic outlet for those whose passions and talents lie in the field of music. The group performs for both on and off-campus events throughout the year, including an annual tradition of singing the National Anthem for the Cleveland Indians. You won’t aca-believe the talent of these ladies from our very own JCU community!

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Take Back the Night

Take Back the Night at John Carroll University strives to be an active chapter of an international organization with the mission to create safe communities and respectful relationships through awareness events and initiatives. We seek to end sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, sexual abuse, and all other forms of sexual violence. Each Spring semester we host a week of advocacy events, culminating with a march on campus to bring awareness of this topic and support to survivors. If you are interested in joining our organization please contact Roserita DiMillo at rdimillo18@jcu.edu

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