A wide variety of student clubs and organizations recognized by the University of Lynchburg serve students’ interests in academic fields, fraternities and sororities, leadership, music, service, spirituality, sports, and other special interests. A directory of current clubs and organizations is available online.
Recognized student organizations may offer open membership, allowing an interested student to join automatically as a full member, or selective membership, requiring a student to complete selection processes and/or other requirements before possibly being invited to join the organization and/or before possibly being initiated into full membership. Examples of pre-membership requirements include, but are not limited to, application, audition, interview, training, payment of membership fees, and attainment of specified grades or academic classification. Both open- and selective-membership organizations may establish requirements for continuing one’s membership, such as participation in the organization’s meetings and activities, community service, payment of dues, and adherence to academic and conduct standards.
The Office of Student Activities provides assistance and support to all recognized student organizations. The Student Organization Handbook, which includes information about resources available to recognized groups and tips for forming a new organization, is available from the Office of Student Activities.
Each recognized student organization can use the online data tracking platform, GivePulse, which is sponsored by the University. Through GivePulse, student organizations can track membership and list upcoming events for the campus community to attend. In addition, data regarding student attendance at programs sponsored by the organization can be recorded and used to evaluate event success. Training for using GivePulse is available to recognized student organizations upon request made to the Office of Student Activities.