Student Organizations

There really is something for everyone at Shorter. With over 35 student organizations, 21 athletic teams, intramural events like dodgeball and basketball tournaments, and theater productions, there is always something fun and interesting happening at Shorter.

While classroom instruction is important, you can’t discover your path in life without real responsibilities and relationships. Shorter offers dozens of extracurricular activities, groups, and resources that help you explore the boundaries beyond the books.

If you would like more information regarding a specific organization, please contact Tam Odom, Assistant Dean of Students at


Student Organization Manual


Accounting Club – The accounting club’s mission shall be to promote understanding across the student body of varied fields of accounting through organized meetings & activities, and further, to assist all members in their career endeavors by providing opportunities to meet prospective employers and learn about different accounting careers, offer community service options, and procure valuable fellowship. Faculty Advisor – Dr. Tim Naddy

Allied Health Club – promotes knowledge of allied health and professional opportunities in the field.

American Chemical Society (ACS)-promotes the study of chemical science and professionalism in chemical sciences. Advisor – Dr. Nicole Vanderbush

Canterbury Club of Northwest Georgia – The Canterbury Club is an opportunity to gather and get to know other college students in the area. The Club offers a creative mix of fellowship, worship, and service based activities which are all student designed. The Club allows students to come together through various ways to enjoy each other and to help the community.

Collegiate Music Educators’ National Conference (CMENC )/ American Choral Directors’ Association (ACDA) – promotes the advancement of music education by encouraging the study and making of music by all, and to promote excellence in choral music through performance, composition, publication, research, and teaching. Faculty advisor – Dr. Stefanie Cash

Enactus – is a non-profit worldwide organization dedicated to community service by helping people develop a better understanding of how our free enterprise system works and how to use this information to empower themselves and achieve new successes. Faculty Advisor – Nancy Mount

English Club – To share our passion for literature and the English language with others. We strive to offer events that are culturally stimulating. We want to create an interest for literature and the English language among our peers. Advisor – Nellene Benhardus

Eta Pi Sigma (History Club ) – promotes contact with current historians and visits to historical attractions. Faculty advisor – Justin Pettegrew

Kappa Delta Pi – Promote excellence in Education. Advisor – Kristy Brown

Kappa Sigma – Kappa Sigma is focused upon the Four Pillars of FELLOWSHIP, LEADERSHIP, SCHOLARSHIP and SERVICE. As a values-based men’s fraternity, Kappa Sigma strictly forbids hazing and fosters meaningful college experiences by offering progressive membership development and pledge education. Advisor – Elizabeth Crews

Mu Phi Epsilon (National Music Organization) - an international professional sorority for the advancement of music. Faculty Advisors – Gina Hicks

Music Educators’ National Conference (MENC)/ American Choral Directors’ Association (ACDA) – promotes the advancement of music education by encouraging the study and making of music by all, and to promote excellence in choral music through performance, composition, publication, research, and teaching. Faculty advisor – Dr. Stefanie Cash

Music Teachers National Association (MTNA) – is the preeminent source for music teacher support, where members embody like-minded values and commitment to their students, colleagues and society as a whole, while reaping the rewards of collaboration, continuity and connection throughout the lifetime of their careers. Advisor – Dr. Rebekah Jordan-Miller

Not For Sale – equips and mobilizes smart activists from and around Shorter University to deploy innovative solutions to re-abolish slavery in their own backyard and across the globe. Together, we can end slavery in our lifetime. Faculty advisor – Linda Palumbo Olszanski

Pi Kappa Lambda – The primary objective of PI KAPPA LAMBDA is the recognition and encouragement of the highest level of musical achievement and academic scholarship. Read more>
President – Dr. Jerico Vasquez

Phi Alpha Theta – is an American honor society for undergraduate and graduate students and professors of history. The society has over 350,000 members, with about 9,500 new members joining each year through 860 local chapters. Advisor – Dr. Justin Pettegrew

Pre-Professional Allied Health Club - promotes knowledge of allied health and professional opportunities in the field.

Shorter Student Nursing Association – an affiliate of the National Student Nurses Association (NSNA) and the Georgia Student Nurses Association (GSNA). NSNA’s mission is to mentor students preparing for initial licensure as registered nurses, and to convey the standards, ethics, and skills that students will need as responsible and accountable leaders and members of the profession. Faculty advisor – Carol Brown and Dr. Twilla Haynes

Sigma Beta Delta – International honor society recognizing and promoting achievement in business, management and administration.

Sigma Tau Delta – is the International English Honor Society. Advisor – Nellene Benhardus

Tri Beta – Beta Beta Beta (TriBeta) is a society for students, particularly undergraduates, dedicated to improving the understanding and appreciation of biological study and extending boundaries of human knowledge through scientific research. Advisor – Lisa Keith

Zeta Tau Alpha – The object of said association shall be to intensify friendship, promote happiness among its members, and in every way to create such sentiments, to perform such deeds, and to mould such opinions as will conduce to the building up of  a nobler and purer womanhood in the world. Advisor – Melanie Lawrimore


Added Bonus – promotes all types of music through female voices as well as creates a bond amongst the women in the group. We also aim to promote Shorter University in a positive light and help recruit future students.

Alpha Chi – Alpha Chi is a prestigious national honor society open to the top 10% of Juniors and Seniors academically. Membership is by invitation only. Advisor – Dr. Kathi Vosevich

Alpha Delta Pi – Established in 1851, Alpha Delta Pi is committed to sisterhood, values and ethics, high academic standards and social responsibility.  Since 1979, Alpha Delta Pi has been committed to serving Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC). Advisor – Karen Allen

Baptist Collegiate Ministries - At Shorter University, Baptist Collegiate Ministries (BCM) is a group of students seeking God, sharing the Gospel, and serving others. Whether these actions take place worshiping at our weekly meeting, laughing on a mission trip, leading a small discipleship group, or playing with kids, our purpose is to love God with all of our being. This naturally overflows into loving our neighbor. Advisor – Rev. David Roland    Find out more

Christian Republicans – To intercede for America through prayer (2 Chronicles 7:14).

Delta Sigma Pi – The goals of Delta Sigma Phi are to become well rounded men and to help out in the community to promote a positive image for young fraternity men. Advisor – Larry Arrington

Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA) – Presents student athletes and coaches, and all whom they influence, the challenge and adventure of receiving Jesus Christ as Savior, serving Him in their relationships and in the fellowship of the church. Contact Coach Phil Jones

Fitton Activities Board (FAB) - Provides entertainment opportunities such as films, dances, concerts, and special events for students. Advisor – Tamara Odom

International Justice Mission (IJM) – will pray for the staff of IJM and victims of oppression, work to spread awareness of human rights abuses throughout the world, and raise funds to support IJM’s work around the globe. Advisor – Dr. Beverley Spitler

Inter-Fraternity Council – Governing body for all male Greek organizations at Shorter University. Contact Tam Odom

Love Thread – Provides student an opportunity to learn new styles and techniques of knitting and crocheting while reaching out to the community by providing scarves, blankets, etc. to the elderly and homeless.

Order of Omega – To excel academically in Greek Life while maintaining a great GPA and bettering our school community. Advisor - Tam Odom

Panhellenic Association – Governing body for all female Greek organizations at Shorter University. Advisor - Tam Odom

Phi Mu – Founded in 1852, Phi Mu is a women’s organization which provides personal and academic development, service to others, commitment to excellence, and lifelong friendship through a shared tradition. Advisor – Kathy Cook

Secret Sophomore Sabots – a group of sophomores who are secretly picked by previous Sabots to promote school spirit at Shorter. Sabots are responsible for getting the students of Shorter excited about the school in which they attend and to promote a sense of pride among the Shorter community. Advisor – Tam Odom

Shorter University International Society - Facilitates the orientation of new international students and encourages cultural exchanges. Faculty Advisors – Linda Palumbo-Olzanski

Student Government Association (SGA) - Allocates student activity fee funds, appoints students to faculty committees, and helps promote positive relationships between students, faculty, and administration. Seven senators are elected by the incoming freshman class after fall classes begin; the rest are elected by the entire student body at the end of the previous school year. Advisor – Tamara Odom

Student National Association of Teachers of SInging (NATS) – financially assist students who attend the Georgia Chapter events and competitions, to discuss aspects of vocal pedagogy, to further the professionalism of future voice professionals, and to provide students with an opportunity to experience a variety of vocal masterclasses. Advisor – Dr. Deborah Popham

Shorter Ambassadors - Assists Admissions in promoting pride and communicating an increased understanding of Shorter as public relations representatives for the University. Interview process required. Advisors - Jen Chase and Chase Davis

Shorter Orientation Staff (SOS) - Assists the Office of Student Life in conducting activities for Summit sessions, check-in/check-out for camps and conferences, and Welcome Week. Interview process required. Advisor – Tamara Odom

Shorter University College Republicans – To educate members on and discuss the political parties ideals and interests in order to further each other’s intellect and patriotism. Advisor – Jeanne McDade

Shorter University Student Alumni Association (SUSAA) - The Shorter University Student Alumni Association (SUSAA) is an undergraduate initiative to promote an awareness of the importance of giving to Shorter University. As current students experiencing the gifts of our alumni, we must begin to take responsibility for future generations. As alumni, we are accountable for the continual success Shorter achieves. A relationship with Shorter doesn’t end at Commencement. – Advisor – Sheri Ransome

Students with Artistic Greatness – Advisor – Micah Cain

Media Organizations

ARGO - the University yearbook. Faculty Advisor - Melissa Baskin

Chimes - University literary magazine published annually.
Click here for more information on Chimes.

Periscope - the biweekly Shorter University newspaper founded in 1919 (online access: Faculty Advisor – Dr. Cassandra Johnson

SUB 49 - the campus radio station, which is broadcast through channel 49. Faculty Advisor – Matthew LeHew