Organizations

Guidelines and forms for Student Organizations can be found with the rest of the Student Life forms.

Academic Organizations

Alpha Phi Sigma (Criminal Justice Honor Society)
Spring 2019 Inductees to Alpha Phi Sigma
First group of inductees in Spring 2019 - (l-r) Dr. Jeff Bryson, Jahnvi Dunkin, Jasmine Tarman, Brittany Louk, Taylor Corey, Marlyn Donelson, & Matthew Zachary

Alpha Phi Sigma is a national Criminal Justice Honor Society. It recognizes the academic excellence of undergraduate students of Criminal Justice. The goals of Alpha Phi Sigma are to honor and promote academic excellence, community service, educational leadership, and unity.

Alpha Phi Sigma is the only Criminal Justice Honor Society, a certified member of the Association of College Honor Societies, and is affiliated with the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences.

Requirements

  • Must be majoring or minoring in Criminal Justice
  • Must have completed three full semesters (be in the Fall semester of your sophomore year)
  • Must have a 3.2 GPA or greater
  • Must be in the top 35% of your class
  • Must have completed a minimum of four criminal justice courses

Contact
Jeff Bryson
jeffrey.bryson@glenville.edu

Alpha Psi Omega (Theater Honor Society)
Alpha Psi Omega members sitting at a table with slow cookers
Homecoming 2019 Chili Cookoff (l-r) Logan Saho, Chase Rakes, Jasmine Tarman, Katie Miller, Brittany Benson

Alpha Psi Omega is a national theater honor society. We help with the plays that are put on at GSC. There are several areas that you can get involved with! These include acting, building sets, and helping with makeup, lighting, and sound.

Our goal is to keep the arts alive and keep the students and community entertained.

Requirements

  • 2.5 GPA
  • 72 hours/credits of theater work
  • (this includes all of the above, plus some)

Contact
Katelyn Miller
miller.katelynv@gsc.glenville.edu

Art Society of Glenville State College

The Glenville State College Art Society is a group made up of students, alumni, and members of the community interested in all forms of the creative arts.

Through discussion, exploration, and application, members share and participate in artistic endeavors and enrich their personal interests and the community abroad.

Anyone can join!

GSC Art Society on Instagram

Contact
Chris Cosner
christopher.cosner@glenville.edu

or

Duane Chapman
duane.chapman@glenville.edu

BioChem Club

Are you interested in all things science? Do you like raising campus and community-wide awareness about environmental issues, technological advances, or just want a place to get your "nerd" on? If so, the BioChem Club is the place for you!

Each semester, our club sponsors scientific presentations, hosts fundraisers, participates in campus-wide events, and assists in community service. We look forward to new members and welcome new ideas!

Requirements

  • $20 annual dues (for snacks and t-shirts)
  • Most members are science or mathematics majors, but we will accept almost anyone who is interested!

Contact
Preston Allison
allison.prestonm@gsc.glenville.edu

Early Education Student Group

The Early Education Student Group (EESG) is for education majors of any discipline who share the love of educating young children through professional development, presentations, and face-to-face, hands-on activities with young children in local counties.

Membership is open to any education student, not just early education students.

Contact
Shelly Ratliff
shelly.ratliff@glenville.edu

or

Connie Stout
connie.stout@glenville.edu

EESG members and young children in costumes
Local youngsters at EESG's annual "Trick or Reading" event
Forestry Club

The GSC Forestry Club is a very active organization that cares for their participants. We love to have activities to encourage interaction among students outside the classroom.

Our activities include trips to movie and games nights, as well as community service activities and various fundraising events. We are more than just an organization, we are a family and would love for you to join us!

There are no requirements, but it is suggested that you are a Land Resources student.

Contact
Emily Landis
landis.emilyp@gsc.glenville.edu

Hermitage Literacy Society

The Hermitage Literacy Society is a group of students and alumni that come together to share their creative writing. This writing can be fiction, nonfiction, music, poetry, or any other form of expression!

We provide support, and if desired, constructive criticism to all members.

To be an active member, $5 or a snack to share with the group is a requirement.

Contact
Abigail Mayle
mayle.abigailn@gsc.glenville.edu

Kappa Delta Pi (Education Honor Society)

Kappa Delta Pi (KDP), an International Honor Society in Education, was founded in 1911 to foster excellence in education and promote fellowship among those dedicated to teaching.

For over a century, the Society has consistently grown, starting with a local chapter to become the international organization it is today, with an initiated membership that exceeds 1.2 million!

Using a variety of programs, services, and resources, KDP supports and advances educators throughout the many stages of their teaching careers.

Requirements

  • Be fully admitted into the teacher education program
  • Have a 3.0 GPA or above
  • Display great leadership qualities and passion for teaching

Contact
Josh Brennan
brennan.joshual@gsc.glenville.edu

Phi Beta Lambda

Phi Beta Lambda (PBL) is a national business organization. Our goal is to give students the experience and leadership skills that will play an important part in their future endeavors. 

We have various travel opportunities, chances to compete at business-oriented competitions, and opportunities to build your resume.

Membership is open to any student. Dues are a $25 one time fee that covers both the national membership and the chapter membership.

Contact
Kandas Queen
kandas.queen@glenville.edu

National Association for Music Education

The National Association for Music Education provides its members with the opportunity for fellowship with other musicians and development of your professional identity. You also receive networking opportunities, chances to learn from other music educators, professional development at state and national conferences, and the chance to participate in on-campus clinics.

NAfME is open to anyone.

Contact
Nic McVaney
mcvaney.nicholasd@gsc.glenville.edu

Sigma Pi Xi (Criminal Justice Association)

Sigma Pi Xi is one of three criminal justice fraternities involved with Lamda Alpha Epsilon, which is part of the American Criminal Justice Association. We are nationally recognized and are always looking for new members!

Some of our most notable events on campus were our K-9 demonstration, underwater evidence recovery simulation, as well as our yearly trip to the regional conference!

Contact
Dr. Hardin
donal.hardin@glenville.edu

Student Reading Interest Group
SRIG members sitting around a table with local children
Members at the Halloween "Trick or Reading" event for local children

The purpose of the Student Reading Interest Group is to promote and cultivate the love of READING. Once you are a member, you will be provided opportunities for personal and professional growth, development of leadership skills, and participation in professional activities at the state, regional, and national levels. You also become a member of the West Virginia Reading Association!

This group is open to any education major!

Contact
Shelly Ratliff
shelly.ratliff@glenville.edu

or

Connie Stout
connie.stout@glenville.edu

Social Organizations

Alpha Theta Xi (Sorority)
Alpha Theta Xi sisters holding up an ATX Flag
The sisters of Alpha Theta Xi at new student move in weekend (August 2019).

We are a sorority that prides ourselves on conducting community service projects throughout the semester, such as restoring benches downtown, hosting an Easter egg hunt at a local day care, participating in service events on campus, and a special event known as "Queen for a Day."

The girls get together every other week to discuss items happening. We also bond and make memories with one another with dinner and movies, homework nights, and at various campus events.

Alpha Theta Xi on Instagram
Alpha Theta Xi on Twitter

Contact
Samantha Conrad
304-703-7700
conrad.samanthaa@gsc.glenville.edu

Alpha Xi Omega (Fraternity)

Alpha Xi Omega is a fraternity of honor, integrity, and brotherhood. Our history is important to us, but we are always looking to have more brothers in the future.

We are a family that is here for one another no matter how hard the times get. Also, we are always around for when you want to just chill.

Alpha Xi Omega on Instagram

Contact
Brady King
304-815-2028
king.samuelb@gsc.glenville.edu

Chi Zeta Pi (Sorority)

Chi Zeta Pi is a social sorority that is focused on the empowerment of women, as well as the welfare of children. We believe that education is very important. Chi Zeta Pi is a sisterhood that prides itself on involvement in the community.

Requirements
Membership is open to any female who is a full-time student at GSC and has a minimum GPA of 2.0

Chi Zeta Pi on Instagram

Contact
Dezarae Detamore
304-678-9900
detamore.dezaraem@gsc.glenville.edu

Delta Xi Rho (Sorority)

Delta Xi Rho is a social sorority with the purpose of shedding a positive light among the sisters, the Glenville State College community, and the town of Glenville itself! Our philanthropy is to spread awareness of domestic violence and child abuse. Our girls love to participate in campus events and host several fundraisers every semester.

Any female-identifying student is able to go through pledging and then the initiation process.

Delta Xi Rho on Instagram

Contact
Brittany Koutsunis
koutsunis.brittanyg@gsc.glenville.edu

Sigma Omega Beta (Fraternity)

Just like the Phoenix, the Sigma Omega Beta Fraternity rose from the ashes. Sigma Omega Beta is Glenville State College's only regional fraternity.

All brothers of Sigma Omega Beta are expected to uphold the fraternity's core values of: honor, respect, and brotherhood.

Sigma Omega Beta proudly supports the American Cancer Society annually as their philanthropy, and has held the GSC Greek Week Championship for many years.

Sigma Omega Beta on Instagram

Contact
Daniel Hinger
hinger.daniela@gsc.glenville.edu

Special Interest Organizations

Baptist Campus Ministries
Group photo of Baptist Campus Ministries members
Group from GSC who attended the BCM Fall Retreat at Camp Cowen

Our mission is to reach Glenville State and the world with the good news of the gospel of Jesus Christ. We strive to create a community of believers to encourage and fellowship with each other as we study the Word of God and challenge each other to apply it to our lives.

Our activities throughout the year include weekly meetings, small group bible studies, concert trips, camps, service projects, and more!

All are invited to our meetings on Wednesdays at 7:30pm at the Anchor Bible Church.

Baptist Campus Ministries Website

Contact
Asa Dick
304-661-1081
dick.asam@gsc.glenville.edu

or

Lance Linden
304-904-6550
lance@gassawaybaptist.com

International Student Association
ISA members sitting around a long, wood table
International food pot luck, made by ISA members

The International Student Association (ISA) has fine main goals:

  1. Create a better environment for international students;
  2. Promote meaningful friendships and interaction, as well as an understanding of international students;
  3. Provide greater diversity and international awareness into the campus and community;
  4. Encourage education abroad among all students; and
  5. Serve as a student advisory board to anyone interested in education abroad

Contact
Gerda Kumpiene
gerda.kumpiene@glenville.edu

LGBT+ Alliance

The LGBT+ Alliance is a space primarily for LGBTQIA+ and ally students of Glenville State College to connect with and support each other, voice ideas or concerns, and organize to address various issues on campus. We welcome any and all people interested in joining us.

Meetings are biweekly and dues are $5.

Contact
Rune
clutter.virginiaa@gsc.glenville.edu

Pioneers for a Cause
Pioneers for a Cause members participating in the Holiday Celebration
Pioneers for a Cause members participating in the Holiday Celebration with games and events for the children of Glenville

Are you interested in helping others and bettering Glenville? Do you have a special place in your heart to support large organizations that help others in need? Then join us in doing just that!

Pioneers for a Cause is a social organization at GSC. The main goals of the organization are to raise money for charities, including the American Cancer Society, American Heart Association, Autism Society of America, and a few others.

Membership is open to any current GSC student. Become a member by simply attending a meeting.

Contact
Katie Morris
katie.morris@glenville.edu

Student Government Association

Hey Pioneers! SGA is the governing body for YOU, the students. Being a part of SGA allows you to meet new people from around campus, learn more about GSC, get involved, and help make an impact on functions that relate directly to you and your school. Your concerns are taken to the administration and Board of Governors to be discussed to ensure that you have the best experience possible here at GSC.

The Board would like to invite you to join us on Thursdays at 12:30pm in the Mollohan Ballroom. Once you attend three consecutive meetings, you will be sworn in as a Senate member and have voting rights on import members.

If you have any questions, please send them to SGA@glenville.edu

Student Government Association Website

Other Organizations 

  • Land Surveying Club
  • Pioneer Shooting Club
  • Sci-Fi Fantasy Guild