Clubs & Organizations
Olivet College students lead and participate in more than 30 clubs and organizations! There’s a little something for everyone… but we’re happy to help you launch your own group! Stop by the Office of Student Engagement conveniently located in room 208 of the Mott Academic Center.
Don’t see what you’re looking for? There’s no “red tape” at Olivet College. Contact the Office of Student Engagement at 269.749.7607 to inquire about starting your own group.
Below are the clubs and organizations that are active during the 2020-2021 academic year.
The Black Student Union
Founded in 1994, BSU is a recognized organization of the Student Government Association that is open to all students, staff, and faculty. Our Mission: Responsibly promote knowledge of inclusion on the Olivet College Campus along with positive change in concert with the values included in the Olivet College Compact.
This is a small, student-run SATB a cappella group. We get together on Wednesdays and work on a wide range of music from pop, to musical theater, all the way to classic choral music. Our goal is to hold concerts and showcase our hard work as well as talent within the group through many solo opportunities. We always welcome new members, no audition needed! Just come and share the love of singing!
Education in programming languages and general computing knowledge’s, outreach to the community in ways that give back to the community, promote a positive attitude among community and the student body of Olivet College toward computers and computer science.
Fellowship of Christian Athletes
Established to use the medium of athletics to impact the word of Christ. The organization focuses on serving the local community by equipping, empowering and encouraging its members to make a difference.
Gero Club aims to promote healthy ways to age, provide service to the elderly in our community and surrounding communities, and to spread education on Gerontology as a whole.
League of Extra Ordinary Historians
We are a group of history lovers who enjoy all aspects of it. Our goal is to be inclusive to all and to reach as many students as possible.
OC Pinky Swear
Olivet College Free Thinkers
Olivet College Free Thinkers’ mission is to create a platform for students to openly discuss different issues in a safe space. Our goal is to create a community of understanding and to truly see both sides of an issue. Everyone has their own background and way of thinking, and we should not shame them for their experiences. Instead, we are seeking to create an open dialogue where students are free to share their opinions and life experiences to gain a better understanding of their peers.
Olivet College Optimist Club is a chapter of Optimist International – our sponsoring club is the Charlotte Optimist Club. OI’s goal is to bring out the best and brightest among the youth. We do a lot of community service geared toward the younger generation.
Pokemon Go Club
This club is for those avid Pokémon fans that have the popular gaming app Pokémon GO and wish to meet up with other players. This club brings players of this game together to participate in various parts of the game as well as to assist one another in discovering things about the game that they might not have known. This club allows students to get together and have fun while they spend time on campus, giving a safe and fun way to take a break from classwork, make new friends, and simply relax and spend time outdoors in their spare time.
This clubs is for students who are planning to attend veterinary school after their undergraduate degree. We discuss current topics in the veterinary field, assist students in applying to vet school, test students with various diagnosis to help get them thinking like a veterinarian and much more. We also want to help students find more peers with the same plans as themselves to find connection and help throughout the time at Olivet College and beyond.
The Residence Hall Association
RHA is the representative voice for students in the campus residence halls. As a governing body, RHA seeks to provide programs and activities for the campus community, develop and implement policies and procedures pertaining to the residence hall environment, provide opportunities for discussion on college-related matters, including food-service, facilities and administrative policy. Furthermore, RHA seeks to establish relationships with non-traditional students, Greeks and the college community. While establishing strong community development and traditions, RHA provides an excellent opportunity for leadership and lasting friendships.
Student-Athlete Advisory Committee
Established to follow the guidelines set forth by the NCAA, which is the college’s governing body for athletics. This committee allows the college’s student-athletes to have a voice in matters that pertain to them.
Student Government Association (SGA)
The representative voice for the student body, SGA promotes the welfare, protects the rights and represents the opinions of Olivet students. SGA also seeks to establish relationships between students, staff, faculty and administrators.
Established in 2012, this group advocates, promotes, and supports the concerns and issues of military and veteran members of the Olivet College student body. Provides a voice for military and veteran students in student councils and government and to the Olivet College administration.
Professional and Honor Societies
Your academic advisor can assist you if you are interested in joining a professional or honor society related to your major.
Alpha Pi Upsilon
Honor society for pre-medical, pre-dental, pre-veterinary and other professional health related majors.
The Alpha Alpha Chapter of Gamma Iota Sigma
A national award-winning student organization established to bring together people interested in the fields of insurance, risk management and financial planning.
Global Citizen Honors Program Scholarships
Each year, students can compete for various scholarship awards – including a full tuition scholarship and numerous additional scholarships – through an essay contest and interviews with Olivet College faculty. Learn more about GCHP.
Marketing and Advertising Club
Established to provide opportunities for professional development and networking in the fields of marketing and advertising.
Omicron Delta Kappa
The national leadership honor society for upperclassmen exhibiting superior scholarship, leadership, character and participation in the following: athletics, campus government, campus/community service, creative/performing arts, journalism/speech/mass communications and social/religious activities.
Phi Alpha Theta
Honor society for history.
Phi Beta Lambda
Honor society for business majors and minors.
Phi Epsilon Kappa
Recognizes students in the areas of physical education, health, recreation, dance, human performance, exercise science, sports medicine and sports management.
An international honor society for psychology majors.
Sigma Tau Delta
Honor society for English majors.
National honor society for mathematics, science and computer science majors.
Academic Clubs and Organizations
The Accounting Student Organization
Provides students interested in the fields of accounting and finance professional development and service opportunities.
The American Chemical Society/Gruen Chemistry Society
Provides students with an environment that actively strives to promote chemistry and expand the community’s knowledge about the subject. The chapter is a resource for avid chemistry students as well as a safe haven for students who are simply interested in the field.
A student-based organization that promotes the arts through various activities on and off campus, including special exhibitions and field trips to area galleries, museums and art studios. First-year students who are recipients of the Visual Arts Talent Scholarship will be part of Art Alliance.
Association for Women in Mathematics
AWM is an organization founded to encourage women to study and pursue careers in the mathematical sciences, and to promote equal opportunity and treatment of women in the mathematical sciences.
Criminal Justice Honors Society
We are a group of Olivet College students who are interested in the criminal justice field. We meet every other Wednesday and discuss ways to get more people involved in the criminal justice program, fundraising, and ways to help our community. We are a member of Alpha Psi Sigma, a national organization that gives students the opportunity to attend conferences and network with other young criminal justice professionals. One of our annual events is hosting a blood drive. Our goal is to get more people involved in the criminal justice field, help our community, and be the best criminal justice professionals possible.
Established to provide environmental programs for the campus and community, sponsor field trips, attend environmental conferences and seminars, volunteer at the annual Michigan Crane Festival and participate in the campus recycling program and the habitat restoration efforts at the college’s biological preserve.
The Olivet College Gospel Choir
A student organization that provides a diverse opportunity to give praise through song to our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. The choir also has additional ministries that include Prayz N’ Motion (praise dance, mime and sign ministry), Prayz (praise team), poetry, rapping, stepping, greeters and ushers.
Established for students who are excited about math to learn different strategies for math competitions and provide community service through tutoring.
Established to enhance the lives of foster youth who are aging out of the foster care system by preparing them for the transition from childhood to adulthood.
National Organization for Women (NOW)
Campus affiliate open to all campus women and men, NOW strives to educate and empower women in the areas of economic justice, women’s rights, violence against women, LGBT issues, and reproduction rights.
Dedicated to promoting the study of psychology, providing educational enrichment, promoting personal development, and providing service to the campus and community.
Established to enlighten students about science, including modern concepts, research and career opportunities as well as to educate, encourage and assist members to explore and expand their own scientific interests.
Society of Hosford Scholars
Established to encourage its members in academic matters and to focus on the goal of personal fulfillment and excellence in the classroom, studio, laboratory and library.