Major area clubs are designed to help students learn more about the field they're studying, often gaining insight and perspectives from experienced professionals. Some of these clubs are affiliated with national organizations. Current clubs include:
Mass Communications Club
The Mass Communications Club shows movies on Fridays and Saturdays to the Voorhees College community. Its goal is to build appreciation for films and expose the community to a wide variety of cinema.
Math & Computer Science Club (MACS)
MACS strives to provide activities both academic and social where students interested in math and computer science may come together.
Pre-Law Club (PLC)
The Pre-Law Club is a group of students interested in legal issues and/or thinking about pursuing a legal career. PLC sponsors panel discussions concerning legal issues and serves as a peer resource for pre-law students.
Minorities in Agriculture, Natural Resources & Related Sciences Club (MANRRS)
Leadership clubs allow students to work together in service of the College to develop leadership skills and experience. Current clubs include:
Student Government Association (SGA)
Your SGA is the official voice of the student body. Its mission is to protect the rights and privileges of Voorhees College students. SGA is also involved in helping plan activities and programs – involvement that clearly makes a difference in campus life for all Voorhees students. The SGA is made up of the executive offices of president, vice president, business manager and secretary. There's also a three-person judicial council, as well as a legislative council composed of three representatives from each class. Even if you do not hold one of the offices, there are plenty of opportunities to get involved in student committees. Often, serving on such committees inspires students to get more involved, and they seek office.
Pre-Alumni Council (PAC)
The PAC was created to stimulate student involvement in the programs of the United Negro College Fund. The council also works to create loyalty and fellowship between Voorhees and the UNCF member colleges and universities, to help raise money during the annual UNCF campaign and to help students become better alumni while in school and upon graduation. Any student currently enrolled at Voorhees College may be a member of the council.
Residence Hall Councils
Each of our five residence halls elects a Hall Council to represent the interests of everyone who lives there. Students serving on the council participate actively in the community around them and engage others in the residence halls as well. The councils help draft rules that govern residence hall life, and they help decide on activities and programming at the residence halls.
Honor society membership is based on merit and scholastic achievement; they're by invitation or application. Current societies include:
Alpha Kappa Mu
Alpha Kappa Mu Honor Society is a general scholarship honor society open to juniors and seniors in all academic areas who meet the requirements of the society. The purpose is to promote high scholarship, to cultivate a high order of personal living, and to develop an appreciation for scholarship and scholarly endeavor in others.
Alpha Phi Sigma - The National Criminal Justice Honor Society
Alpha Phi Sigma recognizes academic excellence of undergraduate and graduate students of Criminal Justice, as well as Juris Doctor students. 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, is a certified member of the Association of College Honor Societies, and is affiliated with the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences.
Alpha Psi Omega
Alpha Psi Omega is for students with interest in dramatics. Students are honored for their involvement in productions, both on and off stage.
Alpha Sigma Lambda
Alpha Sigma Lambda recognizes the special achievements of adults who accomplish academic excellence while facing competing interests of home and work. Through leadership born of effort, both scholastically and fraternally, Alpha Sigma Lambda inspires its candidates to give of their strengths to their fellow students and communities through their academic achievements. To the newcomer in higher education, Alpha Sigma Lambda stands as an inspiration to scholastic growth and an invitation to associate with similarly motivated students.
Delta Mu Delta
Delta Mu Delta is a business honor society that recognizes and encourages academic excellence of students. The goal is to create a community that fosters the well-being of its individual members and of the business community through life-time membership.
Phi Beta Lambda
Phi Beta Lambda is for students preparing for careers in business and business-related fields. The mission is to bring business and education together in a positive working relationship through innovative leadership and career development programs.
Pi Gamma Mu - Social Science Honor Society
Pi Gamma Mu is the oldest and preeminent interdisciplinary honor society in the social sciences. Our mission is to encourage and promote excellence in the social sciences and to uphold and nurture scholarship, leadership, and service. Pi Gamma Mu serves the various social science disciplines which seek to understand and explain human behavior and social relationships as well as their related problems and issues. Currently, there are around 150 active chapters in the United States and overseas.
Performance / Creative Clubs are designed to give students the opportunity to express themselves through a variety of creative outlets. Current clubs include:
VC Poetic was created so that members of the Voorhees College community could freely share their poetry, music, short stories or other creative expressions. Meetings are held throughout the year and are open to all students.
EE Wright Theatre Guild
The EE Wright Theatre Guild is the theatrical organization on campus. Members of the Guild work with the Mass Communications Department to sponsor performances.
Tiger Paws Dance Team
The Dance Team is a modern-based dance organization that focuses on student choreography and performances. Though auditions are held, students are involved simply because they love to dance and want to learn more.
The Voorhees College Concert Choir has been an important part of campus life since its founding. Numbering between 50 and 60 students, voices are selected by audition held at the beginning of the academic year. Choir members come from a range of academic disciplines and cultural backgrounds. The group presents numerous concerts on and off campus.
Fraternities & Sororities are social clubs with a commitment to service. Current fraternities and sororities include:
The Pan-Hellenic Council is the governing body for Greek letter organizations and a financial member of the National Pan-Hellenic Council, Inc. This council provides rules and regulations that member organizations are expected to follow. The council encourages unity of thought and action as far as possible among fraternities and sororities and considers solutions for issues of mutual interest. The council encourages and fosters team building and group cohesion while striving for academic excellence. The Pan-Hellenic Council is composed of the president, secretary, and adviser of each fraternity and sorority. An adviser shall be elected by the Pan-Hellenic Council.
Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.
Alpha Kappa Alpha is a sisterhood focusing on self-fulfillment through volunteer service. Alpha Kappa Alpha cultivates and encourages high scholastic and ethical standards; promotes unity and friendship among college women; alleviates problems concerning girls and women; maintains a progressive interest in college life; and serves all mankind through a nucleus of more than 170,000 women in the United States, the Caribbean, Europe, and Africa. Candidacy for membership into Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority is open to women of high ethical and scholastic standards who are pursuing or have completed degrees at an accredited college or university. The official headquarters is in Chicago.
Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc.
The founders of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. were no ordinary achievers. Given racial attitudes in 1906, their accomplishments were monumental. The fraternity was formed after a half-dozen African American students at Cornell University during the school year 1904-05 did not return to campus. As a result, students who enrolled in the fall of 1905-06 founded Alpha Phi Alpha to bind themselves together to ensure that each would survive in the racially hostile environment. In coming together with this simple act, they preceded by decades the emergence of such on-campus programs as affirmative action, upward bound and remedial assistance. The students set outstanding examples of scholarship, leadership and success—preceding the efforts even of the NAACP and similar civil rights organizations.
Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.
Delta Sigma Theta Sorority was founded on Jan. 13, 1913 by 22 women at Howard University. These students wanted to use their collective strength to promote academic excellence and to help people in need. The first public act Delta founders performed was participation in the Women's Suffrage March in Washington D.C., March 1913. Delta Sigma Theta was incorporated in 1930. The major programs of the sorority are based upon the organization's Five-Point Programmatic Thrust: Economic and Educational Development; International Awareness and Involvement; Physical and Mental Health; Political Awareness; Involvement.
Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc.
Kappa Alpha Psi is the realization of the vision of 10 astute men, who on the night of Jan. 5, 1911 at Indiana University at Bloomington created an organization that now takes in college men everywhere, regardless of their color, religion or national origin. That's the way the founders intended it from the beginning, and Kappa Alpha Psi's constitution has never contained any clause that prohibited membership based on color, creed or national origin.
Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc.
Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc. was organized on Nov. 12, 1922, at Butler University in Indianapolis. It marked the first sorority for black women on a predominantly white campus. These founding members are the "Seven Pearls" of Sigma Gamma Rho. The group became an incorporated national collegiate sorority on Dec. 30, 1929.
Omega Psi Phi Fraternity
On Nov. 17, 1911, three Howard University undergraduates, with the assistance of their faculty adviser, created the a fraternity. From the initials of the Greek phrase meaning "friendship is essential to the soul," the name Omega Psi Phi was derived. The phrase was selected as the motto. Manhood, scholarship, perseverance and uplift were adopted as cardinal principles. Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. continues to flourish, largely because founders Love, Cooper, Coleman and Just were men of the very highest ideals and intellect. The founders selected and attracted men of similar ideals and characteristics. It is not by accident that many of America's great black leaders are Omega Men.
Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc.
Zeta Phi Beta Sorority was founded on the simple belief that sorority elitism and socializing should not overshadow the real mission for progressive organizations — addressing societal mores, ills, prejudices, poverty, and health concerns of the day. Founded Jan. 16, 1920, Zeta began with five women at Howard University in Washington D.C. These women, known as the Five Pearls, established an organization predicated on the precepts of scholarship, service, sisterly love and finer womanhood. Since its inception, the sorority has chronicled a number of firsts. Zeta Phi Beta was the first Greek-letter organization to charter a chapter in Africa (1948); to form adult and youth auxiliary groups; to centralize its operations in a national headquarters; and to be constitutionally bound to a fraternity, Phi Beta Sigma.
Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc.
Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc. was founded at Howard University in Washington, D.C., on Jan. 9, 1914, by three young African-American men. The founders wanted to organize a Greek letter fraternity that would truly exemplify the ideals of brotherhood, scholarship, and service. The founders deeply wished to create an organization that viewed itself as "a part of" the general community rather than "apart from" the general community. They believed that each potential member should be judged by his own merits rather than his family background or affluence … without regard of race, nationality, skin tone or texture of hair. They wanted their fraternity to exist as part of even a greater brotherhood which would be devoted to the "inclusive we" rather than the "exclusive we." Rather than gaining skills to be utilized exclusively for themselves and their immediate families, the founders of Phi Beta Sigma held a deep conviction that they should return skills to the communities from which they had come. This deep conviction is mirrored in the fraternity's motto, "Culture For Service and Service For Humanity."
During basketball season, the Tiger cheerleaders take great pride in cheering at home and away games. Tryouts are held in the fall in the Dawson Center Arena. Though cheerleading and/or gymnastic experience is preferred, it is not required. During tryouts, candidates will perform a short dance and two chants, along with their two best jumps.
The intramurals program at Voorhees College is designed to offer everyone the opportunity to participate in a variety of activities that will contribute to wholesome personality development, stimulate an interest in recreational athletic activities, and create a spirit of good sportsmanship through healthy and fun competition. Programs offered are flag football, volleyball, tennis, soccer, basketball and aquatics. Intramural dates and team registration information are available in the Office of Student Activities in Wilkinson Hall.
International Student Association
The ISA is a student-run organization that promotes awareness and understanding of various cultures on campus. The organization also strives to address the needs and concerns of Voorhees College's international students. ISA's goal is to enhance learning about cultures and ways of the world, which in turn fosters appreciation for diversity.
VISTA is the Voorhees' student newspaper. The office is on the second floor of Massachusetts Hall. Run by students, VISTA covers on and off campus activities. VISTA is open to all members of the Voorhees College community and welcomes letters to the editor, opinion pieces, advertisements and story ideas.
Christian Fellowship is a community of Christians committed to the Lord Jesus Christ and to each other. The members' goal is for others to come to know the love of God that they share. The mission is to encourage Christian students to grow in their walk with the Lord and to reach out to friends and community with the love and truth of Christ.
Through shared experience and community service, the Sisterhood Celebration encourages young women at Voorhees College to become responsible citizens and campus leaders who set positive and gracious examples. The members are committed to the ideals of peace, justice, understanding and cooperation, and to demonstrating these ideals throughout the campus and the community.