Organizations and Clubs
A part of college life is the personal enrichment obtained outside the classroom through student activities. Through participation in various academic, cultural, social or athletic organizations, students have the opportunity to develop relationships with other students.
Student organizations are listed below, along with Academic Honor Societies. Please feel free to participate in any organization or to propose new organizations to the S.G.A. All clubs and interest groups must secure approval from the Office of Student Life before being formally organized.
Student Organizations Policies
All notices and signs must be approved by the Office of Student Life prior to posting.
Student Activity/Event Approval
Any student activity or event must be approved through the Office of Student Life. An Event Approval Form must be completed and submitted to the Office of Student Affairs at least one month prior to the date of the activity/event. This form includes general activity/event information (date, time, location, description of activity/event, how it will be funded, etc.). Funding must be in place prior to the activity/event being approved. No activity/event may be scheduled or marketed until approval has been secured by the Senior Director of Student Life.
Transportation Policies and Procedures
The safety of our students at Wilmington University is very important. With this in mind, the University has instituted the following policies and procedures for student travel (see link below). All travelers must abide by these procedures; the Student Code of Conduct found in the Student Handbook (located online at www.wilmu.edu/studentlife/handbook) as well as all local, state and federal laws.
Clubs and Organizations
The Wilmington University Criminal Justice Association provides out-of-class learning experiences, networking opportunities, social interactions, and a sense of camaraderie among the Criminal Justice majors. The association is dedicated to promoting professional standards and a greater understanding of the professionals and agencies devoted to the Criminal Justice field.
The purpose of the Digital Film Making Club is to provide members with networking, education, career and portfolio development.
Timothy Day, Advisor
The Drama Club is open to all students interested in playwriting, acting, and all areas of the theatre. Meetings are typically held on Wednesday afternoons at 4pm in the Student Center. .
Angela Cooper, Advisor
The Dover Ambassadors assist with University events, provide campus tours, answer questions from the student perspective, and help with student services at the Dover site. Additionally, Ambassadors give back through participating in community service in the area.
Jonathan Mallory, Advisor
The Dover Cyber Club provides a place for students to come together to gain hands-on experience with tools and equipment utilized throughout courses in the College of Technology. All students are invited to join, regardless of major. Meetings are typically held twice a month on Saturdays at the Dover site.
Edward Wiley, Advisor
This organization is for any students who are interested in the education profession and in child development. The Education Club provides opportunities to interact and network, engage in professional discussions, to discuss current issues in education, and to develop experiences leading to the understanding of the educator as a lifelong learner.
Dr. Jane Barfield, Advisor
The purpose of Game Club is to provide a place for Wilmington University students to try out a variety of old and new types of gaming entertainment.
Scott Shaw, Advisor
The GREEN TEAM is a volunteer group of students, staff and faculty striving to raise awareness on campus, at home and in the community. The Group is working to establish Sustainability programs that improve environmental quality, decrease waste, and conserve natural resources and energy. Higher education institutions bear a profound responsibility to increase the awareness, knowledge, skills and values needed to create a just and sustainable future. More information regarding the University's GREEN practices and how you can become involved can be obtained by contacting the GREEN TEAM coordinator, Mark Paris, at 302-356-6829 or visit GREEN TEAM website. It's up to all of us to make this change. Get involved!
Thomas Hurd, Advisor
The Higher Education Student Association (HESA) is a student-led organization, focusing on the development and support of future higher education doctoral students. The organization is focused on creating an environment that promotes understanding, guidance, and support through peer networking based on journeys and experiences other students have taken on their way to becoming a Doctor of Higher Education.
Dr. Nina Buchanan, Advisor
The purpose of the Military/Veteran Student Organization is to promote camaraderie and encourage networking amongst our Military and Veteran students through a non-political social organization. The mission of the Military/Veteran Student Organization is to provide the resources, support, and advocacy needed to succeed in the transition from military to student life and beyond.
James S. Webb, Advisor
The mission of the Multicultural Student Association is to foster and enrich Wilmington University Students' awareness of diverse cultures. We will offer support and guidance to our members as well as actively participate in functions on and off campus.
Angelina Burns, Advisor
This organization is for all WU students that want to connect with other students and participate with online activities. Members will have a chance to network with students, faculty, and staff in a relaxed atmosphere.
Kelly Clayton, Advisor
The purpose of the club is for students to explore the world of Psychology and Organizational Dynamics outside of the classroom. This is a community of students and professionals who are interested in providing opportunities for personal and professional learning, development, and support.
Kelly Cheeseman, Advisor
The Poetry Club is a place where students can express their thoughts through spoken word and poetry. All students are welcome to join, regardless of major. Meetings are typically held on Fridays in the Student Center.
Kelsey Styles, Advisor
The Wilmington University Student Chapter—Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) is responsible for providing students with an overview and opportunities in the field of human resource management. Membership in the chapter gives the student access to a wealth of knowledge and professional membership in the Delaware SHRM chapter. Benefits available through the Chapter are networking, professional development, leadership development and career opportunities.
Rob Weinstein, Advisor
NEW! If you are interested in joining, you can apply online.
Spectrum promotes awareness, acceptance, tolerance, and support of LGBTQIA+ students and allies.
Kevin Barry, Advisor
The Wilmington University Sports Management Club is open to students interested in the sports management and business fields. The club helps students take advantage of sports management events and conferences in the area.
Dr. Janice Wardle, Advisor
The Student Alumni Association (SAA) is open to all current students and young alumni (less than 5 years out). The SAA creates, promotes and engages in opportunities that enhance leadership and networking skills while sharing the spirit of philanthropy and school pride. The SAA will foster these skills as students prepare for their roles as future alums.
Donna Hardy, Advisor
The functions of the SAAC organization are to emphasize academic opportunities and responsibilities of student-athletes in their college experience; encourage student-athletes to apply what is learned in athletics to their course of study and ultimately, to their career development; assist in the implementation of orientation programs for student-athletes; promote positive relationships between student-athletes and the staff and faculty of the University and the residents of the community; assist in the implementation of programs that will promote a positive image of intercollegiate athletics and the student-athlete.
Derek Buckley, Advisor
The Student Government Association (SGA) is the primary governing body of all students enrolled at the University. Through SGA, students have a voice in collegiate activities. The SGA is responsible for the formation of all student clubs and for representing students on standing committees of the University. SGA meeting times are published in advance and are open to all students from all student sites. For specific information, contact the SGA Advisor at the New Castle Campus or the Wilmington University main office at the other sites.
Alice Miller, Advisor
The purpose of the WU Student Legal Association is to build professional and personal networks for students with their instructors, advisors, and the legal community at-large; to foster personal and academic camaraderie among students; to educate the membership by means of guest speakers from the legal community; to inspire a sense of pride in the community through volunteer opportunities; to prepare members to join the legal community upon graduation with the knowledge and support necessary for success.
Amy O'Dell, Advisor
The Wilmington University Student United Way is a student-run branch of the United Way of Delaware. We are a group of student volunteers devoted to lending our time and talent for the benefit of our surrounding community. Additionally, we work closely with United Way of Delaware to provide them continuing support. Through our efforts, we hope to encourage other students to become both active members of our club and volunteers within their own community. Ultimately, our goal is to inspire our members to continue giving and volunteering beyond their careers at Wilmington University.
Patty Green, Advisor
The purpose of Team STAC (student taking action collectively) is to help student develop responsibility, leadership skills and give them an opportunity to earn a stipend. This is done by supporting the Office of Disability Services (ODS) with proctoring exams, assisting students, providing note taking support and other duties assigned by the ODS.
Christyn Rudolf, Advisor
The Wilmington University Wildcat Cheerleaders perform at basketball games, compete in local/national competitions and can be seen at many other campus and community events.
Ashley Mundy, Coach
The purpose of WilmU Checkmates is to bring the Wilmington University community together through the shared enjoyment of chess. This club is open to anyone who would like to learn, practice, compete and enjoy the game of chess. WilmU Checkmates offers the opportunity to showcase how chess can help develop skills in concentration, willpower, and patience. It is also offers the chance to network with other students and members of the WilmU community.
John Miloro, Advisor
Toastmasters is a member organization whose mission is to empower individuals to become more effective communicators and leaders. They do this by having members practice public speaking skills during monthly or bi-weekly meetings; and by regularly giving speeches and gaining feedback, in a supportive atmosphere. Currently, there are 14,650 clubs in 126 countries, and there are 116 clubs in our district: http://www.toastmasters.org/.
Dr. Adrienne Bey, Advisor
Toastmasters is a member organization whose mission is to empower individuals to become more effective communicators and leaders. They do this by having members practice public speaking skills during monthly or bi-weekly meetings; and by regularly giving speeches and gaining feedback, in a supportive atmosphere.
The purpose of the Yoga Club is to explore the many benefits of the ancient practice of yoga. The practice of mindfulness, meditation and yoga can provide coping skills for daily life and send energy through the entire body. Meetings are typically held every Tuesday at 4pm.
Pi Gamma Mu is an international honor society for eligible Behavioral Science, Psychology, and Organizational Dynamics students. The mission of Pi Gamma Mu is to encourage and promote excellence in the social sciences and to uphold the ideals of scholarship and service.
Johanna Bishop, Advisor
Sigma Beta Delta, the international society in Business, Management, and Administration, was established in 1994 to honor students who have attained superior academic records in business programs in colleges with regional accreditation. This organization exists to encourage and recognize scholarship and accomplishment among business and management students and to promote aspirations toward personal and professional achievement.
The Wilmington University Chapter of Sigma Beta Delta was formed in 1995. An induction ceremony is held twice a year, usually on the Friday before the January and May graduation. This ceremony recognizes the academic achievement of the top 20% of that year’s business graduates. The inductees are presented with a certificate acknowledging their achievement, a Sigma Beta Delta lapel pin, and a green and gold honors cord which is to be worn with the academic attire at graduation.
Lambda Pi Eta was founded by the students of the Department of Communication at the University of Arkansas in 1985, and became the national honor society for outstanding students in communication in 1994. Today, more than 450 chapters can be found nationwide. Students in their junior or senior year are considered for this society based on high academic success and achievement in their studies for a bachelor’s degree in communication. Membership is by invitation only, with induction in November of each academic year. New members are presented with a certificate, a Lambda Pi Eta label pin, and a red and white honor cord to be worn with academic attire at their commencement ceremony.
Janice Colvin, Advisor
The purpose of this organization will be to promote excellence within the Criminal Justice major. The goal is to prepare students to become scholarly practitioners in their chosen profession. Membership is limited to those students who are Criminal Justice majors. Undergraduate students must have obtained junior status, have a 3.4 cumulative GPA, with a 3.4 GPA in all Criminal Justice courses. Undergraduate students must have also completed 15 Criminal Justice credits at Wilmington University. Graduate students must have completed their degree with a 3.75 GPA.
Kirk Trate, Advisor
Delta Alpha Pi is an international honor society that was established to distinguish students who have attained superior academic records while managing personal setbacks. The mission of Delta Alpha Pi is to recognize strength, achievement and pride in these students. DAPi also sponsors activities and service projects throughout the academic year.
Christyn Rudolf, Advisor
The Wilmington University Chi Phi Chapter of Kappa Delta Pi is an International Honor Society in Education. The society elects those students to membership who exhibit high ideals in scholarship, high personal standards, and promise in teaching.
Thelma Hinds, Advisor
Epsilon Pi Tau is an international honor society that encourages academic excellence of students in fields devoted to the general study of technology and the preparation of practitioners for the technology professions. It recognizes and provides services to students in degree and certificate programs in accredited higher education institutions offering associate through doctoral degree programs. It provides recognition of individuals for achievement and leadership, and is a medium for professional development. Membership in Epsilon Pi Tau is open to technology students and professionals with careers in technology. Students are considered for membership in this International Honorary Society because of their academic excellence. Only those individuals who have shown scholastic success are considered.
Cheryl Wilmore, Advisor
Tau Upsilon Alpha (TUA) National Human Services Honor Society, Nu Chapter, is open to graduate students in the Administration of Human Services program. Students who have completed at least 24 credits, have a 3.5 GPA or higher, and are in the top 35% of their class are invited for membership. The purpose of TUA is to honor academic excellence; to foster lifelong learning, leadership, and development; and to promote excellence in service to humanity. TUA also sponsors a Service Society, which is open to any student who is interested in engaging in community service projects.
Allan Zaback, Advisor
Lambda Epsilon Chi (LEX) was established in 1994 to recognize those individuals who have demonstrated superior academic performance in an established program of paralegal/legal studies. In order to apply for induction into Lambda Epsilon Chi prospective students must: Complete two-thirds of their LES core courses (33 credits for bachelor; 18 credits for certificate); Achieve an overall GPA of 3.5 or higher in their LES courses; Submit an application; and write an essay(s) on an assigned topic and formal recommendation from the Legal Studies Advisory Board.
Amy L. O’Dell, Esq.
Alpha Sigma Lambda is the largest adult nontraditional student honorary society in the United States, serving the adult student population for more than 60 years following its founding at Northwestern University in Chicago. This society recognizes the special achievement of select Liberal Studies bachelor’s degree students in their junior or senior year who accomplish high academic excellence while maintaining commitments to family and career. Chapters can be found in both private and public colleges and universities across the county. Membership is by invitation only, with induction in November of each academic year. New members receive a certificate, an Alpha Sigma Lambda label pin, and a burgundy and gold honor cord to be worn with academic attire at their commencement ceremony.
Janice Colvin, Advisor
Sigma Theta Tau International (STTI) is a non-profit organization which recognizes superior achievement in nursing. In addition, STTI fosters high professional standards and the development of leadership qualities, encourages creative work, and strengthens commitment to the ideals and purposes of the profession. Omicron Gamma is the Wilmington University chapter of STTI. Membership is by invitation only. Induction occurs in the spring of each year.
Angie Steele-Tilton Co-Advisor
Psi Chi, the International Honor Society in Psychology, was established by charter at Yale University in 1929. The honor society now has over 700,000 members and is the largest student psychological association in the world. The mission of Psi Chi is to "encourage, stimulate, and maintain excellence in scholarship of the individual members in all fields, particularly in psychology, and to advance the science of psychology".
Rebecca Ghabour, PhD, Advisor