Clubs and Organizations
Student Life Center
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(440) 826-3484 (fax)
Baldwin Wallace University offers over 100 clubs and organizations for students. Clubs and organizations are divided into councils and are overseen by the BW Office of Student Activities.
- Student Government
Student Government is made up of three branches of government in addition to the class officers. Student Government represents and serves as the voice of all full-time undergraduate students.
The Executive Branch includes the student body president, student body vice president, student body treasurer and assistant student body treasurer. The student body president and vice president serve as liaisons between the student body and the University administration. The student body treasurer and assistant treasurer oversee the financial operations of Student Government, including the current budgets of all Student Government funded organizations.
The Legislative Branch is more commonly referred to as Student Senate, or just Senate. The Senate is made up of student senators who serve as the voice of the student body and represent the undergraduate student population at a ratio of one senator for every 85 students.
The Judicial Branch is more commonly referred to as the Supreme Court of Students, or just Supreme Court. The power of the Supreme Court extends to all issues of student law including, but not limited to, disputes between or within student organizations, disputes between members of Student Government, impeachment of student officials, and disputes and grievances among students that fall under the jurisdiction of Student Government. The Supreme Court also works with the University's Student Conduct Office and participates on panel conduct hearings. The Supreme Court is made up of five justices, including a chief justice.
Class officers are from the senior, junior and sophomore classes. Senior class officers plan the annual, off-campus, senior class end-of-the-year dinner/dance celebration. Junior class officers plan and organize the competition events for the annual April Reign Weekend, including a human pyramid, obstacle course, tricycle race and tug-o-war. Sophomore class officers plan several events for homecoming weekend. Events include the election of homecoming king and queen and Jacket prince and princess, a pep rally, a parade and a social activity. All class officers serve on the student giving council (SGC), which strives to educate the BW student body on the importance of philanthropy and giving back, while also working to raise money for the YJ 4th Year scholarship which benefits current BW students in financial need.
- Academic Organizations
The BW Accounting Association is dedicated to serving BW accounting students’ needs through connecting them with business people involved with accounting through a variety of informative social programs.
American Chemical Society (ACS)
The Student Affiliates of the American Chemical Society is committed to introducing chemistry majors to the various available options and opportunities in the field of chemistry.
Association for Computing Machinery (ACM)
This organization is for any student, in any major, wishing to become involved with computers, computer languages and programs associated with technology.
Collegiate Organizations of Athletic Student Trainers (COAST)
The purpose of COAST is to provide an arena for athletic training students to discuss and learn the various aspects of the athletic training profession.
Delta Omega Chi (DOC): BW’s Pre-Medical Society
Delta Omega Chi (DOC), BW’s Pre-Medical Society, provides opportunities (such as: activities, guest speakers, communication with medical and public health graduate programs, and a mentoring program with medical students at Case Western Reserve University) for students interested in health related fields such as medicine, physical therapy, dentistry and veterinary medicine.
Enactus, formerly known as SIFE, provides an opportunity for students to become familiar with the concepts of enterprise and to introduce them to the business community, both locally and globally.
The mission of Fauna is to provide knowledge, experience and networking opportunities to those interested in zoology related fields and to inform and advise students on graduate/veterinary school options; and to establish contacts within the animal profession.
Health and Physical Education Club
This organization seeks to provide pre-professional Human Performance students with development opportunities that will enhance their skills, knowledge and professional growth. The organization is a local affiliate of the American Alliance of Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance.
Interdisciplinary Neuroscience Society (INS)
The BW Interdisciplinary Neuroscience Society seeks to promote, educate, and conduct activities that aid the entire community in gaining a better understanding and appreciation for the field of Neuroscience.
The BW Investment Club provides students with an opportunity to actively manage a portfolio of stocks, bonds, mutual funds and cash. Club members serve as investment managers on behalf of BW, developing strategies, researching and undertaking asset allocation decisions.
Math Club stimulates interest in mathematics, serves the community, and fosters a community amongst students interested in mathematics.
National Student Speech-Language and Hearing Association (NSSLHA)
NSSLHA encourages professional interest among college students in the study of human communication sciences and disorders; provides continuity to the dissemination of professional information; and provides a vehicle for student representation in matters of professional concern.
Pre-Physical Therapy & Exercise Science Club
This club is a professional organization that serves to inform students about the pre-physical therapy and exercise science majors and professions, and to equip students with assessment skills necessary to be successful in the fields.
Pre-Physician Assistant Society
The Pre-Physician Assistant Society brings together Baldwin Wallace students interested in the physician assistant profession in order to further their knowledge and establish a career path as a Physician Assistant.
The purpose of this organization is to promote and conduct activities which will enable students to learn about psychology as a profession and a science and to enhance knowledge of its application to society as a whole through meetings, lectures, films, outing and field experiences.
Public Health Club
The Public Health Club promotes awareness about public health issues; generates and shares service and internship opportunities; creates professional fellowship and development opportunities; and advocates for preventative education, research and funding for the public health field.
Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA)
PRSSA is an organization dedicated to mentoring students interested in Public Relations, Marketing, Advertising and other communication positions.
Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM)
SHRM, open to students of all majors and career interests, is designed for the career-minded student who seeks information on networking, interviewing skills, professionalism, and a variety of careerrelated issues.
Sociology/Criminal Justice/Forensic Science Club
This organization provides the opportunity for students to gain experience in, or exposure to, the criminal justice, sociology and/or forensic science fields.
Sport Management Club
This organization provides its members with the opportunities to gain valuable knowledge and experience within the field of sport management, as well as gain managerial experience, leadership opportunities, and internship opportunities related to the subject of sport management.
Teaching Together promotes the professional teacher education interests and keeps students informed of various educational activities, including up-to-date course and state requirements and special activities and to serve as a support group.
- Diversity/Cultural Organizations
African Student Organization (ASO)
The African Student Organization works to cultivate cultural, intellectual, political, and economic awareness of the African continent. The ASO also promotes Pan Africanism and strives to build a community, and promote collaboration, amongst African students at Baldwin Wallace.
Allies, whose focus is outreach and education, is the on-campus organization for straight, gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and questioning students to come together in an accepting, open environment and discuss issues that are of importance to the gay and straight communities.
Black Student Alliance (BSA)
The BSA, which is open to all BW students, is geared toward enhancing knowledge of the AfricanAmerican culture through educational programs while striving for unity on the BW campus.
The Chinese Club seeks to bring BW students, who have an interest in Chinese customs and traditions, together through Chinese cultural activities.
Diversity Student Council (DSC)
The Diversity Student Council serves as an umbrella organization for all Diversity and Cultural Council student organizations.
The French Club offers a forum for students interested in French social, cultural and language activities of many sorts, including cinema, video, music, cuisine and discussions.
The German Club provides an opportunity for students to explore and learn about the German language and culture outside of the classroom.
Hispanic American Student Association (HASA)
HASA, which is open to all BW students, promotes awareness and appreciation of the Hispanic culture through educational and social opportunities.
International Film Series
The International Film Series hosts a yearly international film festival on campus. The organization works with the Foreign Languages and Literature Department and various cultural organizations on campus to show films representing a variety of cultures.
The mission of the Italian Club is to promote the culture and language of Italian and Italian-American students; to invite students of different backgrounds to celebrate the culture; and to bring students and faculty together through a common interest.
Middle Eastern Culture Club (MECC)
MECC is an organization that brings together members of the BW community who have a background or an interest in Middle Eastern cultures. They sponsor social, cultural and educational activities on campus to promote awareness of the peoples and cultures of the Middle East.
Promoting Our Women’s Resources and Experiences (POWRE)
The goal of POWRE is to raise awareness of women’s issues and give support to those issues on BW’s campus and the surrounding community through supporting national events that are geared towards women, such as Women’s History Month, Domestic Violence Awareness Month and Eating Disorders Awareness Week.
Spanish Club seeks to portray the cultures of Spanish-speaking countries to the BW community and to promote the use of the Spanish language.
- Faith-Based Organizations
Athletes In Action
The mission of Athletes in Action is to build an athletic movement of people who are transformed by Jesus Christ. The student-led organization seeks to introduce students to Christ, help them grow in faith, encourage them to passionately live life in a manner consistent with belief in the God of the Bible, and inspire commitment to advancing the purposes of God in the world.
Cru (formerly known as Campus Crusade for Christ) is an interdenominational Christian organization designed for students who want to seek answers about Christianity or who want to grow in their relationship with Christ.
Hillel serves as a source of fellowship for Jewish students at BW, as well as a resource for non-Jewish students interested in learning more about Judaism.
Muslim Student Association (MSA)
The Muslim Student Association seeks to engage members of the Baldwin Wallace community in exploring Islamic cultural heritage, history, values, diversity, and contributions to the world, and promote a deeper understanding of Islam and Muslims.
Newman Catholic Campus Ministry
Newman Catholic Campus Ministry is committed to helping students integrate faith and action into their daily lives through weekly Mass, individual and community spiritual development, formation of personal leadership, small group faith sharing experiences, retreats, and education for justice and community service.
Voices of Praise Gospel Choir (VOP)
VOP is a multicultural choir that promotes, preserves, and presents gospel music as a sacred, authentic art form.
- Fine Arts Organizations
American Choral Directors Association (ACDA)
ACDA, which is open to any member of the BW community, is a non-profit music education organization that promotes excellence in choral music through performance, composition, publication, research and teaching.
American String Teachers Association (ASTA)
The purpose of ASTA, open to any student interested in playing or teaching string instruments, is to promote string instruments in the college and community by sponsoring and participating in workshops and performances.
Ars Nova is a welcoming music theatre community that fosters the relationship between the professional theatrical community and Baldwin Wallace University pre-professional students through education provided by guest artists from the professional field.
The purpose of Art Attack is to attract and orient students to the areas of studio and visual arts and to facilitate knowledge in the field, which will be advantageous to future goals relating to a career in the visual arts or further study.
Arts Management Association (AMA)
AMA provides professional development opportunities for its members in all areas of the arts (art, dance, music, theatre) as well as both not-for-profit and for-profit arts management topics.
Bella Voce is devoted to the advancement of young classical singers through the implementation of professional development and workshops. The organization enriches Baldwin Wallace by fostering a well-rounded community of vocalists.
Cleveland Student Music Therapists (CSMT)
The purpose of CSMT, open to all music therapy majors, is to provide a forum in which students may share their ideas about music therapy and to promote unity among the students.
Conservatory Student Council
This organization serves as a liaison between the Conservatory student body and the Conservatory faculty and administration. Con Council also sponsors events that introduce music and musicians to the College community.
Ohio Collegiate Music Education Association (OCMEA)
The mission of OCMEA is to provide professional development in the field of music education.
SŌL aims to explore musical creativity of each individual and as a collaborative group through the musical art of a cappella singing. You can contact the organization at email@example.com.
Theatre Arts & Performance (TAP)
The purpose of TAP is to support student theatre artists and those interested in theatre on the Baldwin Wallace University campus, to inform students of events and opportunities in theatre, to maintain an open forum for student ideas and projects, and to raise awareness of theatrical events both on and off campus
United States Institute for Theatre Technology (USITT)
The BW student chapter of USITT is committed to strengthening the skills of our technical theatre students while carrying out the mission of the national organization. The United States Institute for Theatre Technology, Inc. connects performing arts design and technology communities to ensure a vibrant dialogue among practitioners, educators, and students.
- Greek Organizations
BW's fraternities and sororities promote growth and development of students by providing opportunities for leadership development, scholarship, friendship, service and fun. Learn more about BW's fraternities and sororities.
- Honor Societies
Alpha Kappa Delta – International Sociology Honor Society
Requirements: Sociology as a declared major; an overall GPA of at least 3.3; a GPA in Sociology of at least 3.3; at least junior status and have completed at least five courses in Sociology.
Alpha Lambda Delta – Freshman Scholastic Honor Society
Requirements: To be considered for membership students must have earned a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.5 in their first year at BW, with no incompletes or failures. Qualified students are inducted into membership during the fall semester of their sophomore year.
Alpha Sigma Lambda – Adult and Continuing Education Honor Society
Requirements: Members are selected from the highest twenty percent of eligible adult students who have a minimum GPA of 3.2; at least 24 graded semester hours at Baldwin Wallace; and are matriculated in their first undergraduate degree program.
Chi Alpha Sigma – National College Athlete Honor Society
Requirements: Prospective inductees must be a current student-athlete in at least their fifth semester of college with junior standing; have lettered in their respective sport(s); and must carry at least a 3.4 cumulative GPA.
Dayton C. Miller Honor Society – Local Academic Honor Society for Outstanding Academic Achievement
Requirements: Must have earned a minimum of 70 semester hours, with at least 32 semester hours earned at BW. From those meeting the semester hour requirement, the top 100 current student GPA's are eligible for membership.
Delta Phi Alpha – National German Honor Society
Requirements: Must be at least of sophomore standing; enrolled in a German course beyond the intermediate level; a cumulative GPA of at least 3.0; and have a GPA in German courses of a 3.333 (B+) or better.
French Recognition Society – French Honor Society
Requirements: Sophomore standing or higher; enrolled at Baldwin Wallace as a major in French; have at least a 3.0 GPA in French courses; and have completed at least two courses beyond French 221.
Gamma Sigma Alpha – National Greek Academic Honor Society
Requirements: Students must be a member of a Greek-letter social organization, with junior or senior standing, and must have at least a 3.5 cumulative GPA.
Iota Tau Alpha – Athletic Training Education
Requirements: Regular members shall be students enrolled in athletic training education at BW; have completed at least three semesters of academic work toward an athletic training degree; have completed at least three term courses in athletic training education with a minimum grade point aver of 3.5; rank no lower than the highest 35% of their class in cumulative grade point average; and be in good standing according to their program retention criteria.
Kappa Delta Pi – International Education Honor Society
Requirements: Full junior standing; minimum of 66 semester hours of university credits; minimum of 16 semester hours of graded work at BW; at least a 3.4 overall GPA; at least 12 semester hours of professional education courses completed; and acceptance into teacher education program.
Kappa Mu Epsilon – National Mathematics Honor Society
Requirements: Three semesters of college must be completed; three courses in mathematics including at least one in Calculus; a minimum of 3.0 GPA in mathematics and ranked in the upper 35% of class.
Mu Phi Epsilon - National Professional Music Fraternity
Requirements: Must be a music major or minor and have at least a 3.0 GPA in music courses.
National Residence Hall Honorary – National Honor Society Recognizing Residence Hall Leadership
Requirements: Must live on campus for at least one semester before nomination for membership; have at least a 2.5 cumulative GPA; must be a current on-campus resident.
Nu Rho Psi – National Honor Society in Neuroscience
Requirements: Open to students who are at least in their third semester of college; have completed at least nine semester hours of neuroscience-related courses; have an undergraduate cumulative GPA of at least 3.2; and have a minimum GPA of 3.5 in neuroscience courses.
Omicron Delta Epsilon – International Honor Society in Economics
Requirements: Open to all students of junior standing with an overall GPA of 3.50 or better; 12 credit hours completed in economic courses; and have a minimum GPA of 3.0 in economic courses.
Order of Omega – National Greek Honor Society
Requirements: Qualifications for membership in this honorary are character, scholarship, service and leadership. Additionally, students must be a member of a Greek-letter social organization, have attended BW for one full academic year, be of junior or senior standing, have a cumulative GPA that is above the all-Greek cumulative GPA and must be in good standing with Greek life.
Phi Alpha Theta – National History Honor Society
Requirements: Must have completed at least 12 credit hours of history courses; have at least a 3.1 GPA in history courses; and have at least a 3.0 GPA in all non-history courses.
Phi Epsilon Kappa - Physical Education, Health, Recreation, Dance, Human Performance, Exercise Science, Sports Medicine, Sport Management
Requirements: Full-time student within the BW School of Health, Physical Education and Sports Science; maintain a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or higher; complete at least five hours of community service per semester.
Phi Sigma Tau – International Honor Society in Philosophy
Requirements: Undergraduate students are eligible for active membership if they have completed three semesters, or five quarters, of the college course work, rank in the upper 35% of their class, and have completed at least two semester courses, or three quarter courses, in philosophy with an average grade of over the second highest grade of the working scale.
Pi Gamma Mu – International Social Science Honor Society
Requirements: Must be a sociology, psychology, economics, criminal justice or political science major; have an overall GPA of at least 3.3; have completed at least five courses in social sciences with a GPA of 3.3 or better; and be of junior standing.
Pi Sigma Alpha – National Political Science Honor Society
Requirements: Be of at least sophomore standing; have completed at least four political science courses with an average of 3.3 or better; have an overall GPA of at least 3.3; and have completed at least one upper level political science course (at the 300 or 400 level).
Psi Chi – International Honor Society for Psychology
Requirements: This honor society is open to psychology majors and minors with second semester sophomore status who have completed at least nine semester hours of psychology courses; have at least a 3.4 overall GPA; and a GPA of at least 3.0 in psychology courses.
Sigma Delta Pi – National Honorary in Spanish
Requirements: Must have a minimum GPA of 3.0 in college level Spanish courses; have an overall GPA of 3.0 or better; be of at least sophomore standing with three years of college level Spanish (or equivalent); and one course should be in literature or civilization.
Sigma Iota Rho – Honor Society for International Studies
Requirements: Must be of sophomore standing or higher; have completed at least four courses from the international studies requirements with an average GPA of 3.2 or better; have completed at least one upper level international studies course (300 or 400 level); and have an overall GPA of 3.2 or better.
Sigma Tau Delta – International English Honor Society
Requirements: Must have completed at least two collegiate courses in English language or literature, beyond the usual requirements in freshman English; must have a minimum of a B, or equivalent average, in English and in general scholarship; must rank at least in the top 35% of class; and must have completed at least three semesters of college course work.
Upsilon Pi Epsilon – International Honor Society for Computing Sciences
Requirements: Must have completed at least 64 semester hours of undergraduate credit; have a GPA of at least 3.5 in computer science or computer information system courses; and must rank in the upper third of all students in the computer science or computer information system program.
- Media Organizations
Baldwin Wallace Television Station (BW TV)
BW TV is a student-directed program airing on local cable TV that offers opportunities for video production and television broadcasting.
The Exponent is open to all students and works to keep BW up-to-date with campus, local, state, national and international news and happenings. This is accomplished through the printing of a bi-weekly newspaper and maintaining a website. Follow The Exponent on Twitter.
The Grindstone Yearbook compiles a variety of photographs and articles throughout the academic year to fully represent life at BW.
The Mill, BW's annual literary and art magazine, showcases the creative achievements of student writers and artists across campus and across disciplines. The Mill accepts submissions of poetry, short stories, novel and drama excerpts, creative nonfiction, artwork and photography. As a student-directed and student-operated publication, The Mill reflects the distinct voices and expressions of BW's talented students and the hard work and dedication of its student staff.
WBWC 88.3 FM
WBWC first signed on in 1958 and broadcasts at 4,000 watts to the Cleveland and Lorain County areas. It was the first student-run radio station in the U.S. and the first college radio station to perform a remote broadcast from the Rock n' Roll Hall of Fame and Museum. As a noncommercial, educational radio station, WBWC provides public service and daily specialty programming for student and community listeners of all ages, interests and musical tastes. Listen online at www.wbwc.com.
- Recreation Organizations
BW Cycling Team
The BW Cycling Team brings together likeminded students for comradery and to bring awareness to people about biking and the positive effects of the sport for non-impact exercise.
BW Dance Team
The Dance Team is an opportunity for talented BW students to dance, with opportunities to compete off campus and to perform at basketball games and other on and off-campus events.
BW Dodgeball Club (BWDC)
The Baldwin Wallace Dodgeball Club (BWDC) allows students the opportunity to enjoy a competitive sport without the responsibilities associated with a varsity sport.
BW Rugby Football Club—Women’s Team and Men’s Team
The mission of the Baldwin Wallace Women’s and Men's Rugby Football Clubs is to allow students to grow mentally by learning the game of Rugby; to grow physically by playing the game of Rugby; to become a part of the Rugby family; and to learn and experience sisterhood/brotherhood, teamwork, competition and sportsmanship.
BW Running Club
The BW Running Club seeks to attract and encourage runners of all abilities to join together and run. The club provides a fun way to exercise around the campus and its surrounding areas.
BW Ultimate Frisbee Club
The BW Ultimate Frisbee Club works to advance the sport of Ultimate Frisbee at Baldwin Wallace through enhancing and promoting character, community and competition.
The Baldwin Wallace University Cheerleading program performs at all home football games and men’s basketball games. The squads may also cheer at select away and post-season games.
Hepcat Swing Society
The purpose of the swing club is to provide its members with a chance to learn the basics of swing dancing and its culture. The club also provides those experienced members with a means to practice and instruct their fellow peers in a socially conductive environment.
Intercollegiate Sporting Association (ISA)
ISA is an organization whose members express their love for the outdoors, whether it be hunting, fishing, camping, hiking or photography.
Martial Arts Club
The Martial Arts Club provides students with the opportunity to learn Martial Arts in an informal classroom setting. The organization also provides an open-classroom setting to teach students selfdefense in a safe and constructive atmosphere.
Men’s Volleyball Club
The Men’s Volleyball Club competes on a national level, playing more than 30 matches against some of the finest collegiate club teams in the country. The club also competes in the best tournaments in the nation. The goal each year is to earn a spot on the NIRSA National Tournament and continue to build a nationally competitive collegiate club.
Outdoor Adventure Club
The Outdoor Adventure Club seeks to promote recreation and healthy living through a variety of outdoor activities including an annual whitewater rafting trip.
The BW Racquetball Team is an Olympic sport and competes in Division I and Division II. The men’s and women’s teams have won 26 national championships and over 50 regional and state championships in 30 years. Seven former students play in the men’s and women’s professional International Racquetball Tour (IRT) and five former students have played for the United States Team. BW Racquetball has won four Division I National Championships and is considered one of the best programs in the country.
Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC)
SAAC is the voice of student-athletes on BW’s campus; promotes efficient communication with the athletic administration, coaches, staff, student-athletes, and campus personnel; provides and encourages involvement in educational, service, social and unity programs; protects the welfare of student-athletes; and fosters a positive student-athlete image.
Table Tennis Club
The mission of the Table Tennis Club is to promote competitive table tennis and to teach table tennis skills to students and faculty.
Urban Dance Association (UDA)
The purpose of UDA is to promote, educate and enhance urban hip-hop dance culture within the BW community and to encourage all BW students to pursue their interest in hip-hop dance styles.
- Service/Education/Wellness Organizations
BW Film Society
The BW Film Society seeks to make films available that are not being shown locally and films by directors who are of interest to the group. The group discusses films watched, educates on techniques of filmmaking and hosts speakers and film viewing.
BW Right to Life
BW Right to Life is an organization committed to life and aims to use peaceful, prayerful means to aid America’s unborn children in their struggle for life.
Baldwin Wallace Informed Student Educators (BWise)
The mission of BWise is to educate the BW community on issues relating to sex, drugs, alcohol, and other health-related issues, in addition to helping the college community develop lifelong skills through the BACCHUS and GAMMA Peer Education training program.
Circle K International
Circle K, the world’s largest completely student-run collegiate service organization, follows the three tenets of service, leadership and fellowship and provides members with a number of weekly and non-weekly service opportunities and social events each month.
The BW College Democrats is an organization committed to the sponsorship and promotion of events to enhance the governmental involvement on campus through participation in various party programs and events for the entire student body.
The BW College Republicans is an organization that welcomes conservative views and encourages students to take an interest in the world of politics through conferences, guest speakers, trips, participation in campus politics, and participation in community, state, and national Republican campaigns and elections.
Colleges Against Cancer (CAC)
Colleges Against Cancer works to implement the programs and mission of the American Cancer Society. Members of the organization work collaboratively with BW students, faculty and staff to “help people stay well, get well, find cures, and fight back.” The BW chapter of CAC focuses on advocacy, cancer education, the American Cancer Society Relay for Life, and survivorship.
Dance Marathon brings together students, faculty, staff, alumni, parents and community members to raise money for the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation, raise awareness about pediatric AIDS; celebrate the talented members of our community; and enjoy 12 powerful hours on our feel for a worthy cause. Email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The mission of Farmer Jackets is to educate Baldwin Wallace, and the surrounding community, on the importance of composting, sustainable initiatives, and local food through upholding a healthy community garden and ensuring its presence be known on campus and in the Berea area.
Greek Leadership Institute (GLI)
The purpose of GLI at Baldwin Wallace University is to offer a comprehensive, values-based, leadership program to Greek students based on the Undergraduate Interfraternity Institute.
Habitat for Humanity
The BW chapter of Habitat for Humanity is a team of students committed to building the future by empowering ourselves and other to eradicate poverty housing through education and active involvement in the Cleveland area and abroad.
Health Promotion Grant Board (HPGB)
HPGB is a group of student directors and students who allocate money, from alcohol and drug fines, to the BW community toward healthy alternatives.
The mission of the Microfinance Club is to catalyze and promote the use of microfinance as a force of positive change, supporting entrepreneurship and financial inclusion. The primary role of the organization is to fundraise for, and manage, a microfinance fund, lending to entrepreneurs on established platforms beginning with Kiva Microfunds. The secondary role of the organization is to raise awareness within the BW community about the opportunities that microfinance creates for entrepreneurs to raise themselves out of poverty.
Philosophy Club—Le Café Philosophique
Café Philosophique, or Café-Philo for short, encourages students to get together and dare to ask challenging questions. The main purpose of the Café-Philo is to create an environment where every individual is heard and can speak freely on the day’s topic. The only rule: listen respectfully to what others have to say.
Pivot seeks to assist the fraternity and sorority community of BW in developing a high level of risk management and healthy lifestyles through education, informative programming, risk management standards and other means. (Formerly known as GAMMA—Greeks Advocating for the Mature Management of Alcohol).
Problem Solving Club
The mission of the Problem Solving Club is to promote the importance of problem solving and critical thinking skills, encourage and assist BW and local high school students to develop these skills, and to hold events and competitions focused around the development of these skills and team building.
Rotaract provides an opportunity for young men and women to enhance the knowledge and skills that will assist them in personal development, to address the physical and social needs of their communities, and to promote better relations between all people, worldwide, through a framework of friendship and service.
STAND: For Human Rights
STAND: For Human Rights works to increase consciousness about presently occurring human rights violations while taking nonpartisan action for a swift and sustainable solution to the crisis. The organization also aims to raise funds for humanitarian relief of refugees and internally displaced persons and other sufferers of human rights violations.
The mission of Strive is to teach students how to plan events focused on leadership and then allow them to create and host such events. Strive offers the Emerging Leaders Retreat, for first and second year students, which helps participants develop and enrich leadership skills so that they can, in return, become leaders on the Baldwin Wallace University campus. Strive also offers the Distinguished Leaders Conference, for junior and senior students, which aims to assist participants in moving from the mindset of an undergraduate student to that of a graduate through speakers, workshops and an etiquette luncheon.
Student Ambassadors build and reinforce the connections that foster relationships among BW alumni and Baldwin Wallace University by supporting the advancement office in pursuit of the University Mission and by providing opportunities for personal, social, professional and philanthropic growth of its members.
Student Giving Council (SGC)
The Student Giving Council (SGC) strives to educate the BW student body on the importance of philanthropy and giving back, while also working to raise money for a scholarship which benefits current BW students in financial need.
Students for Environmental Awareness (SEA)
SEA educates the BW and surrounding community about environmental matters; provides students with information on recycling; cares for the Native Ohio Plant Garden; works with other environmental organizations; volunteers at EarthFest; and sponsors various events.
To Write Love On Her Arms (TWLOHA-BW)
TWLOHA-BW is affiliated with TWLOHA, Inc. a non-profit movement dedicated to presenting hope and finding help for people struggling with depression, addiction, self-injury, and suicide. Through organized meetings and events TWLOHA serves as a voice of hope, inspiration and support for students and the surrounding community.
Veterans Engaged Through Service (V.E.T.S.)
The mission of V.E.T.S. is to enhance the quality of life for every individual who is a military veteran either attending classes or employed at Baldwin Wallace University. V.E.T.S. fosters camaraderie, esprit de corps and professionalism through mentoring, volunteering and events.
- Social Organizations
Anime Etc. Club
The purpose of Anime Etc. Club is to serve as a special interest group for Anime, Manga and Japanese entertainment on campus.
Campus Entertainment Productions (CEP)
CEP is the student programming board that plans and facilitates major events for the entire campus community including entertainers, live music, and hilarious comedy acts. Email email@example.com.
Commuter Activity Board (CAB)
CAB is a great way for commuters, and commuter supporters, to get involved on campus and meet new friends through meetings and various activities including trips to Cedar Point, sporting events and movies!
Games and Multimedia Entertainment (G.A.M.E.)
G.A.M.E. brings students together to enrich and diversify the experience of the BW gaming community.
Greek Council seeks to unify the Greek community and provide programs, including service projects, for social enjoyment and education.
Inter-Residence Hall Council (IRHC)
IRHC is a student-run organization that strives to unify all on-campus communities by providing opportunities for fun, service, togetherness, and the development of new ideas.
Mid-Night Madness (MNM)
MNM is a weekly, non-alcoholic social activity held on most Thursday evenings, often with free food and prizes. MNM is a great place to hang out, relax and meet other students. Past events have included block parties, BINGO, game shows, putt putt, and more. Email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Night On The Town (NOTT)
NOTT plans off-campus, weekend, events for students to explore Cleveland and the surrounding areas.