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Clubs & Organizations

There’s a seat open in a Huntingdon club, organization, team, or ensemble and it’s waiting just for you. Don’t be timid. The people you meet at Huntingdon will become your lifelong friends.  

To get connected with any Huntingdon student club or organization where contact information is not available in the description, contact Dr. Anthony Leigh, dean of students, at aleigh@hawks.huntingdon.edu.

  • Business Club Lunch & Learn
    The Accounting Club is open to students who are majoring in accounting or considering an accounting major. Its purpose is to promote growth and community among students of like interests.
  • The Student Affiliate Chapter of the American Chemical Society is an active and award-winning club for chemistry enthusiasts.
  • The Business Club is open to students interested in learning about current business issues. The primary purposes are to provide academic support and social interaction. The Business Club also offers a speaker series.
  • The EXPERTS Club (Exercise Science, Physical Education, Recreation, and Sport Studies) is open to and strongly encouraged for students enrolled in sport science and physical education programs.
  • The Future Physicians Club was formed in 2014 as a means of gathering Huntingdon students who plan to enter medical professions. The club hosts a speaker series and other activities.
  • The History Club was formed during the 2021–2022 academic year among students who enjoy learning more about and discussing history.
  • The Math Club’s purpose is to promote interest in mathematics. The club is open to any student who is interested in math.
  • The Political Science Club is open to anyone at Huntingdon enrolled in a political science class or who is interested in political science. Diverse political views are welcomed.
  • The Pre-Health Club gathers students who are interested in entering health professions, such as physical or occupational therapy, medicine, or exercise sciences, to learn from each other as well as about avenues for entering these professions.
  • The Pre-Pharmacy Club gathers students who plan for admission to Doctor of Pharmacy degree programs.
  • The Prelude is Huntingdon’s literary magazine, featuring selections of art and creative writing submitted by students and faculty. The magazine, edited by a student editor, serves the academic community by providing students an avenue to express in literary form their feelings and ideas; by offering to the College community a stimulating and provocative representation of student writing; and by encouraging the free exploration of originality and significance through the celebration of the life of the mind. For more information, see a member of the English program faculty. Creative work may be submitted directly, as an email attachment, to prelude@hawks.huntingdon.edu.
  • The Psychology Club meets periodically to discuss college life and to be informed by special speakers.
  • The Women’s Center serves and represents the women of the Huntingdon community. Through awareness, advocacy, and a series of programs and events, including film festivals, dramatic readings, Domestic Violence Awareness Week, and Women’s History Month, the Women’s Center educates and empowers women students, faculty, staff, and the surrounding community. All women and men are invited to participate.

(See also: Honor Societies)

  • Ascend Fine Arts Walk, presented by the Fine Arts Club
    The Accounting Club is open to students who are majoring in accounting or considering an accounting major. Its purpose is to promote growth and community among students of like interests.
  • The Student Affiliate Chapter of the American Chemical Society is an active and award-winning club for chemistry enthusiasts.
  • The Business Club is open to students interested in learning about current business issues. The primary purposes are to provide academic support and social interaction. The Business Club also offers a speaker series.
  • The EXPERTS Club (Exercise Science, Physical Education, Recreation, and Sport Studies) is open to and strongly encouraged for students enrolled in sport science and physical education programs.
  • The Future Physicians Club was formed in 2014 as a means of gathering Huntingdon students who plan to enter medical professions. The club hosts a speaker series and other activities.
  • The History Club was formed during the 2021–2022 academic year among students who enjoy learning more about and discussing history.
  • The Math Club’s purpose is to promote interest in mathematics. The club is open to any student who is interested in math.
  • The Political Science Club is open to anyone at Huntingdon enrolled in a political science class or who is interested in political science. Diverse political views are welcomed.
  • The Pre-Health Club gathers students who are interested in entering health professions, such as physical or occupational therapy, medicine, or exercise sciences, to learn from each other as well as about avenues for entering these professions.
  • The Pre-Pharmacy Club gathers students who plan for admission to Doctor of Pharmacy degree programs.
  • The Prelude is Huntingdon’s literary magazine, featuring selections of art and creative writing submitted by students and faculty. The magazine, edited by a student editor, serves the academic community by providing students an avenue to express in literary form their feelings and ideas; by offering to the College community a stimulating and provocative representation of student writing; and by encouraging the free exploration of originality and significance through the celebration of the life of the mind. For more information, see a member of the English program faculty. Creative work may be submitted directly, as an email attachment, to prelude@hawks.huntingdon.edu.
  • The Psychology Club meets periodically to discuss college life and to be informed by special speakers.
  • The Women’s Center serves and represents the women of the Huntingdon community. Through awareness, advocacy, and a series of programs and events, including film festivals, dramatic readings, Domestic Violence Awareness Week, and Women’s History Month, the Women’s Center educates and empowers women students, faculty, staff, and the surrounding community. All women and men are invited to participate.

(See also: Honor Societies)

Campus Recreation Dodgeball

The Huntingdon Hawks field NCAA-Division III athletic teams for men in baseball, basketball, cross country, football, golf, lacrosse, soccer, tennis, track & field, and wrestling; for women in basketball, cross country, golf, lacrosse, soccer, softball, tennis, track & field, volleyball (indoor and beach), and wrestling; and co-ed ESports. For more information, see www.huntingdonhawks.com.

Campus Recreation and Intramural offerings are organized by the Office of Student Development and coordinated and facilitated by student interns who are majoring in exercise science or sport studies. Intramural teams are organized according to student interest, and have included flag football, basketball, softball, volleyball, cornhole, dodgeball, spikeball, ESports, and other sports. Field trips to Montgomery Biscuits baseball games, road trips for whitewater rafting and professional football and baseball games in Atlanta, and board and card game tournaments are just a few of the many events organized by Campus Recreation.

In addition to Campus Recreation and Intramural programs and intercollegiate athletics, other groups bring student-athletes or students who have interest in athletics together for fellowship and leadership:

  • Want to work with children and young adults ages 6–20 who move differently? Through adapted sport programs, the Huntingdon College Ability Sport Network provides both competitive team and individual sports for young athletes who are unable to participate in school sports because of physical differences. Volunteer to help with HC-ASN. It’ll make your heart smile. Stop in the Staton Center for Learning Enrichment in Houghton Library, second floor, to learn more, or email asninfo@hawks.huntingdon.edu.
  • The Cheerleading Squad has more than two dozen well-trained and seasoned student-athletes who cheer for the Hawks varsity football games.
  • The Chess Club is for all students, faculty, and staff who are interested in playing speed games, long games, and tournaments.
  • The Hockey Fan Club brings together students who are hockey enthusiasts.
  • The Outdoors Club was formed during the 2021–2022 academic year for camaraderie among students who enjoy fishing, hunting, hiking, and other outdoor activities.
  • The Scarlettes are a new dance team for the 2022–2023 academic year that will perform for selected Hawks basketball games and other programs on- and off-campus.
  • The Student Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) represents student-athletes from each NCAA intercollegiate team at Huntingdon College. SAAC advocates for student-athletes and designs and implements programs that encourage academic achievement, health awareness, and social responsibility.
  • Hawks Ultimate Frisbee brings men and women together to play the sport of ultimate frisbee, a a tension-free recreational sport for students that combines competition and fun.
The Black Student Union at the opening of the Wanda A. Howard’81 Black Student Union Center, October 2021.

College service groups provide service to the Huntingdon campus and community.

  • Allies provides opportunities for students to build friendships and encourage an open outlook, a spirit of welcome, and promotion of diversity within the College community.
  • Huntingdon Ambassadors are exemplary Huntingdon junior or senior students selected to serve as liaisons between the Office of College and Alumni Relations, alumni, the student body, and the community. A new group of ambassadors is selected each year, with the term of one year of service.
  • The Black Student Union (BSU) hosts the annual BSU Poetry Slam and the Black History Month art show in Seay Twins Gallery, among other programs. In 2020, the College opened the Wanda A. Howard ’81 Black Student Union Center.
  • Freshman Leadership Initiative
  • The Orientation Leadership Team is comprised of sophomores, juniors, and seniors who assist with New Student Orientation and summer open house programs offered by the Offices of Student Development and Admission. These students are selected and trained to serve as resources and role models supporting first-year students as they transition into the Huntingdon family. Applications become available in the winter and are coordinated through the Office of Student Development. OLs serve for the following spring and summer after selection.
  • Resident Assistants are part of the Residence Life staff. These are paid positions filled after a careful application process. Comprehensive training prepares RAs to facilitate safe, lively, engaging and family-like living for campus residents. For more information, contact the Office of Student Development—Residence Life.
  • The Student Alumni Association was formed in 2012–2013 by two cheerleaders who wanted to cheer for the whole college and not just the athletic teams. Join! See the Office of College and Alumni Relations.

Huntingdon Student Recruiters promote pride in the College and provide services during College social functions with visitors, students, alumni, and friends. Primarily, this organization conducts campus tours and assists visitors and prospective students and families at Huntingdon, conveying the high standards and congeniality that exist on the campus.

The EDUC201 class collected and donated 200 books for a local community center in April 2022.

Put your heart, mind, hands, and feet to work for good in the world through these organizations.

  • Circle K International is the world’s largest student-led collegiate service organization. It provides opportunities to gain resume-worthy skills, find lifetime friends, and do community service that will change the lives of others. “Live to serve, love to serve.”
  • Collegiate Exchange Club—Huntingdon was the first post-secondary institution in the country to offer a Collegiate Exchange Club when this club formed in 2011, 100 years after the first Exchange Club was formed. Exchange Club is a service organization with the values of the prevention of child abuse and promotion of patriotism at its core. Collegiate Exchange Club members have a passion for service and a love of fellowship. This group is one of the most active on campus.

In addition to these groups and initiatives, nearly every athletic team, fraternity or sorority, or other organization on campus offers service and outreach opportunities that combine the ideals of the organization with the ideals of the College: “Enter to grow in wisdom; go forth to apply wisdom in service.”

  • College Republicans with the Honorable Jeff Sessions’69, former U.S. attorney general and U.S. senator, center, and his wife, Mary Blackshear Sessions ’69, right.
    College Democrats is affiliated with the College Democrats of America (CDA), which was founded in 1932 to boost the presidential campaign of Franklin Delano Roosevelt. The CDA is the official student outreach arm of the Democratic Party. The organization aims to train and engage new generations of Democratic activists and to shape the Democratic Party with voices from America’s youth. In election years, College Democrats mobilize student voters and recruit volunteers for Democratic campaigns, from town council to president of the United States.
  • College Republicans is affiliated with the College Republican National Committee (CRNC), which is the nation’s oldest and largest youth political organization. Founded in 1892, the CRNC has more than 250,000 members on more than 1,800 campuses nationwide. The organization’s purpose is to raise the political awareness of the college community. College Republicans members assume an important role in campus politics, assisting certain candidates with their campaigns and keeping a careful watch on issues pertaining to students. Although the organization is devoted to politics, it offers a number of service projects each year that not only benefit the campus, but also the community. Membership is open to any Huntingdon student who has an interest in supporting the Republican party.

The James Madison Society is a new group on campus formed in the footprint of the James Madison Program, which is an international community of scholars whose discussions and focus are in the realm of civic education in colleges and universities.

Campus Ministries

Huntingdon College Campus Ministries brings students of all backgrounds together to grow in their Christian faith. There are weekly opportunities for fellowship, worship, exploring discipleship, and engaging students and faculty in discussion over theology and spirituality. Campus Ministries offers leadership roles; connects students with local churches for worship and internship opportunities; encourages students along their faith journeys; provides spiritual counseling; and works with and encourages students who feel called to ministry vocations.

Campus Ministries is ecumenical and open to students of all faith backgrounds (including those with no faith background.) The College chaplain is the Rev. Rhett Butler ’13, an Elder in full connection with the United Methodist Church. Campus Ministries is located in the Phyllis Gunter Snyder Center for Campus Ministries on the ground floor of Jackson Home.

CampusMinistriesCampus Ministries groups and events include:

  • The Campus Ministries Leadership Team plans and leads TNW (Tuesday Night Worship), weekly bible study groups, mission projects, and outreach to the campus community.
  • Offered at 8:00 p.m. on Tuesday evenings, Tuesday Night Worship (TNW) is a student-led worship gathering that includes passionate music, relevant preaching, and an intentional integration of liturgical elements.
  • Chapel is a weekly 30-minute service of Word and Table that is offered Wednesdays during the lunch hour in either Rodgers Chapel or Ligon Chapel.
  • Small Group Bible Studies are held throughout the academic year and are formed and led as the call arises. Regular groups include Ligon Ladies (for first-year women) and Fresh Men Fellowship, among other gatherings.
  • Huntingdon Christian Athletes
  • Society of St. Ignatius is a new group on campus for students of the Catholic faith.

If you have interest in being part of Campus Ministries, whether on the leadership team or just to find out more about other offerings, contact Chaplain Rhett Butler ’13 at rhett.butler@hawks.huntingdon.edu.

Greek Life

There are 8 national Greek organizations at Huntingdon College: 4 for men and 4 for women. Greek organizations operate under the general supervision of the Office of Student Development, Panhellenic Council, Interfraternity Council, and chapter advisers. Membership is by invitation only. The purpose of Greek Life is to create a better student experience through greater involvement in co-curricular activities and leadership opportunities at Huntingdon College. The mission of Greek Life is to provide an environment that fosters service through civic engagement and community outreach; leadership through campus involvement in other organizations; and scholarship by promoting and rewarding academic excellence.

Organizations for Women:

  • Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.
  • Alpha Omicron Pi Fraternity
  • Chi Omega Fraternity
  • Phi Mu Fraternity

Organizations for Men:

  • Lambda Chi Alpha Fraternity
  • Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc.
  • Sigma Nu Fraternity
  • Sigma Phi Epsilon Fraternity

Students who are interested in joining a Greek organization may express interest beginning in June. Formal recruitment occurs after fall term classes begin. Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. and Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc. operate under different recruitment schedules and guidelines from the other sororities and fraternities. See the College website at www.Huntingdon.edu/greek-life for more information.

Student Government

2022-2023 SGA cabinet members include, from left, Savana Carter, secretary; hunter Warr, vice president: Jacob Gray, president; and Nevaeh McIntyre, treasurer.

The Huntingdon Student Government Association is organized into three branches: the executive, legislative and judicial branches. All students by virtue of their registration and good standing at Huntingdon College are considered members of the SGA and elect representatives from the student body to the executive, legislative, and judicial branches.

  • Executive: The Executive Cabinet is comprised of the SGA president, vice president, secretary, and treasurer, all of whom are elected by the student body, and the public relations director, who is nominated by the Executive Cabinet and confirmed by the current Senate.
  • Legislative: The Student Senate, which is vested with all legislative powers of the SGA, is comprised of 10 student senators elected from each class and 10 at-large student senators. Six seats may be appointed by the Executive Cabinet.
  • Judicial: The Judicial Board serves as the arbiter and interpretive body of the SGA Constitution; administers elections for executive, legislative, and judicial branch elections; sets dates for qualification deadlines and elections; hears impeachment appeals; and reviews the attendance and grade point averages of members of the executive, legislative, and judicial branches. The Judicial Board consists of five students who are elected by the student body, with the student who receives the most votes serving as the Chief Justice.

Campus Activities Board

The Campus Activities Board is a part of SGA that plans and coordinates student activities, entertainment, and programming for the Huntingdon student body. Members are selected after an application process coordinated by the Office of Student Development in the spring, and serve for the calendar year, January through December.

Freshman Leadership Initiative

FLI Spring Carnival 2022

The Huntingdon Freshman Leadership Initiative (FLI) is an interactive leadership experience geared to assist Huntingdon College freshmen in reaching their full potential during their college years and beyond. Whether through attendance at seminars on numerous leadership topics, self-management education, freshman forums, etiquette sessions, community service projects, luncheons featuring influential guest speakers, or off-campus retreats, the Freshman Leadership Initiative exposes participants to the fundamental skills of leadership at Huntingdon College.

FLI is available to students in their first year at Huntingdon, as well as students who have an interest in participating in Student Government Association (SGA) in their sophomore year. FLI educates students about necessary leadership traits that will assist the student in being successful not only at Huntingdon College but in every aspect of their professional lives.

Freshman Leadership Initiative events are open to the entire freshman class; however, to receive recognition for the completion of the program, one must apply to be a part of the select 30-seat group of Initiative participants.

Applicants who are accepted for membership into the Initiative must meet the following minimum requirements for recognition at the Spring Awards Convocation:

  • Attendance at 6 leadership education programs
  • Completion of 6 hours of community service
  • Attended 2 College-sponsored lectures/convocations
  • Attended 2 SGA meetings
  • Served in a Leadership Group

Honor Societies

Induction into an honor society is generally earned based on hours of service or study in a particular subject, academic achievement, leadership, and other factors pertinent to the organization.

  • Order of Omega
    Alpha Beta is a society honoring upper-class students for excellence in scholarship and encouraging high scholastic attainment among other students.
  • Beta Beta Beta, a national honorary biological fraternity, installed the Beta Nu chapter at Huntingdon College in May 1946. The fraternity’s membership consists of juniors and seniors who have an active interest in biology and have completed at least three semester courses in biological sciences. This honor society for biology students encourages undergraduate research.
  • Gamma Sigma Alpha National Greek Academic Honor Society was founded at the University of Southern California on November 9, 1989, to promote intellectual interaction between Greek students and the academic community. The purpose of the Society is to promote the advancement of education among Greeks, to instill a greater spirit of cooperation among Greek students and organizations, and to encourage excellence in scholarship.
  • Kappa Kappa Psi is considered the “backbone” of the band program and is a band service fraternity. Huntingdon’s Mu Omega Chapter assists with rehearsal set-up and tear-down, moves heavy equipment, and serves as leaders in the band. KKPsi also sponsors a number of service projects and charitable fundraisers, such as a director swap on the last rehearsal of marching season. Membership is open to any band member who wishes to serve the band faithfully.
  • Kappa Mu Epsilon is a specialized honor society in mathematics. KME was founded in 1931 to promote the interest of mathematics among undergraduate students. Its chapters are located in colleges and universities of recognized standing that offer a strong mathematics major. The chapters’ members are selected from students of mathematics (majors or minors) and other closely related fields who have maintained standards of scholarship, have professional merit, and have attained academic distinction. Huntingdon’s KME chapter was chartered in April 1965.
  • Lambda Pi Eta is the official communication studies honor society of the National Communication Association (NCA). Lambda Pi Eta has more than 400 active chapters at four-year colleges and universities worldwide. LPH was founded in 1985 at the University of Arkansas and became a part of the National Communication Association (NCA) in 1988, and the official honor society of the NCA in July 1995.
  • Omicron Delta Kappa, the National Leadership Honor Society, was founded December 3, 1914, at Washington & Lee University in Lexington, Virginia, by 15 student and faculty leaders. The Huntingdon College Circle of Omicron Delta Kappa was formed April 18, 1989. There are more than 300 chapters of Omicron Delta Kappa across the United States. The Society recognizes achievement in scholarship, athletics, campus involvement, community service, religious activities, campus government, student media, and the creative and performing arts.
  • The Phi Epsilon chapter of Order of Omega was chartered December 10, 2007, at Huntingdon College. Order of Omega is a national Greek leadership honor society that was founded at the University of Miami on April 14, 1959. The purpose of Order of Omega is to recognize fraternity women and men who have attained a high standard of scholarship and leadership in interfraternal activities; to unite outstanding fraternity women and men in an organization that will mold the sentiment of the institution on questions of local and intercollegiate Greek affairs; to bring together faculty, alumni, and student members of the institution’s fraternities and sororities on a basis of mutual interest, understanding, and cooperation; and to create an atmosphere where ideas and issues can be discussed openly across Greek lines. There are more than 500 Order of Omega chapters throughout the United States.
  • Phi Eta Sigma was founded by three distinguished Phi Beta Kappa members, professors, and administrators at the University of Illinois March 22, 1923, to encourage and recognize high scholastic achievement among members of the freshman classes. The Huntingdon College chapter of Phi Eta Sigma was founded April 22, 1986. Those elected to membership include those who have cumulative grade point averages of at least 3.5 on a 4.0 scale at the end of any first year, full-time curricular period, provided they have carried a normal academic load acceptable toward a bachelor’s degree and rank in the upper 20 percent of their class.
  • Psi Chi is the National Honor Society in psychology, founded in 1929 for the purposes of encouraging, stimulating, and maintaining excellence in scholarship and advancing the science of psychology. Membership is open to students who are making the study of psychology one of their major interests and who meet the minimum qualifications. Psi Chi is a member of the Association of College Honor Societies and is an affiliate of the American Psychological Association (APA) and the Association for Psychological Science (APS).
  • Sigma Beta Delta is an honor society for students in business, management, and administration. Sigma Beta Delta serves institutions that offer baccalaureate and graduate programs in business, management, and administration where the institution hold accreditation from one of the six regional accrediting bodies but not specialized accreditation in business. Membership in Sigma Beta Delta is the highest national recognition a business student can receive at a college or university with a Sigma Beta Delta chapter. To be eligible for membership, a business student must rank in the upper 20 percent of the junior or senior class and be invited to membership by the faculty officers. The Huntingdon chapter was founded in 1994.
  • Sigma Sigma Sigma is an honorary society for seniors. Members are elected by the faculty and those members honored during the preceding year. The basis of selection is high attainment in scholarship, spirit, and service.
  • Sigma Tau Delta’s central purpose is to confer distinction upon students of the English language and literature in undergraduate, graduate, and professional studies. Sigma Tau Delta also recognizes the accomplishments of professional writers who have contributed to the fields of language and literature. Sigma Tau Delta has more than 600 active chapters, more than 900 faculty sponsors, and inducts approximately 7,000 members annually.
  • Theta Alpha Kappa was founded in 1976 at Manhattan College in Riverdale, New York. Theta Alpha Kappa is the only national honor society serving the needs of those involved in the study of religion and/or theology at both the baccalaureate and post-baccalaureate levels of higher education. Honoring excellence in these academic fields is its primary purpose, and it currently hosts more than 200 local chapters throughout the United States at institutions both large and small, public and private.

Favorite Huntingdon Traditions

(According to Hawks)

  • Countess of Huntingdon Ball
  • Band Parties in the Grove or on the Green
  • Chick-Fil-A Night and Waffle House Night at TNW
  • Traveling Tacos
  • The Miss Huntingdon Pageant
  • SGA Inauguration Ball
  • Welcome Back Week
  • Greek Week
  • Mid-Term and Finals Study Breaks
  • Orientation
  • Luau/Pool Party
  • Tailgating at Hawks Football Games
  • The Mr. Huntingdon Pageant
  • Oracle
  • Black History Month Art Exhibit
  • Poetry Slams
  • Huntingdon Winds Concert on the Green
  • Stallworth Lecture Series
  • Ellison Lecture Series
  • Fat Tuesday, Christmas, and Thanksgiving Dinners in the DH
  • Homecoming
  • Presentation of the Homecoming Court
  • Awards Convocation
  • Senior Toast
  • Commencement
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