Alpha Phi Omega is a national co-ed service fraternity founded on the cardinal principles of leadership, friendship, and service. It provides its members the opportunity to develop leadership skills as they provide service to their campus, to youth and the community, to the nation, and to the members of the Fraternity.
National sorority involved in programming social activities and offers services to various philanthropies. Requirements for membership: 2.25 GPA and selection by the group. If interested, contact any member of the Alpha Xi Delta sorority or the Office of Student Activities at 419-783-2388.
This select group of students links the student body of Defiance College with its alumni, faculty, and staff as well as the community of Defiance. Their purpose is to promote and represent the College in an enthusiastic and positive manner to the community and prospective students and families. Applications for new Ambassadors are available in early October for the Spring semester and early February for the Fall semester. Selection process is completed by late November for the Spring and late March for the Fall. The group meets twice monthly and is advised by a member of the Admissions staff. For more information, please contact the Office of Admissions, 419-783-2359.
"Apple" is a newly-formed organization which began in Spring of 2007. This organization provides mutual support and development for students in the Education field. Through speakers, workshops, and social activities, APPLE hopes to strengthen the professional development of future educators studying at DC. For more information on APPLE, contact Stacey Elsasser, 419-783-2344.
BASA provides several avenues for students to interact positively with the heritage of African-Americans and other cultures. BASA serves as a "family unit" with respect to personal, social, and intellectual growth for its members and others who participate in the campus community. BASA host annual parties, poetry slams and other programming. All students are eligible for membership in BASA. Students interested in the events or activities sponsored by BASA are encouraged to contact the Office of Intercultural relations at 419-783-2362.
The Carolyn M. Small Honors Program provides opportunities for all Defiance College students regardless of their major, to participate in an honors curriculum. Students who meet the requirements of the program will be designated as Carolyn M. Small Honor Scholars.
The purpose of the Campus Activities Board (CAB) is to provide a wide range of programs and activities for the college community. CAB's programs are fun, diverse, and are almost all free! CAB also strives to collaborate with other campus organizations in its planning of activities. All students interested in planning, coordinating, and creating campus activities are encouraged to volunteer for membership on the board; contact CAB at 419-782-2472 or the Office of Student Activities at 419-783-2388.
Opportunities for fellowship, service and retreats are provided. Catholics on Campus often coordinates on-campus services for various holy days and feast days for the convenience of Roman Catholic students, faculty, and staff and other interested parties. All students and membership are welcome. For more information, contact advisor Mariah Orzolek at 419-783-2563.
Chamber Singers is an auditioned SATB choral ensemble, open to all students at Defiance College. Repertoire contains music from all stylistic periods, including contemporary music, and consists of small-form choral music performed a cappella and/or with chamber instruments. Frequent performances on and off-campus, including tours, are expected of this ensemble. Rehearsals: T/TH 11:45 - 12:35. Schauffler 117.
The Criminal Justice Society is focused around the CJ major and provides opportunities to give student out of the classroom exposure to criminal justice in the real world. The Criminal Justice Society sponsors annual trips to metropolitan areas such as Chicago, Washington D.C., and Detroit to visit a variety of criminal justice agencies.
The DC Charter of High Technology Crime Investigation Association (HTCIA) is designed to encourage, promote, aid and affect the voluntary interchange of data, information, experience, ideas and knowledge about methods, processes, and techniques relating to investigations and security in advanced technologies among its membership.
A large choral ensemble open to students, college personnel and the surrounding community. Repertoire consists of larger oratorios often performed with instrumental accompaniment. The group performs three times during the academic year including a fall community choral concert, Handel's Messiah in December, and a spring oratorio. An audition is required for participation. Rehearsals: M 7:00 - 8:20 p.m. Schauffler 117
The Defiance College Community Band (DCCB) is organized to serve the musical needs of Defiance College, provide artistic performance opportunities for the Defiance community, and provide a performance outlet for college and area musicians. The band is comprised of not only college students, but includes adult musicians of all vocations as well as area music instructors. The ensemble performs four major concerts per season as well as appropriate music for special occasions. There are no auditions required; however, musicians should be moderately proficient on their instrument. Participation in the band may be taken for credit if so desired. A complete syllabus is issued at the first rehearsal for the band on the first Tuesday after Labor Day. The band rehearses on Tuesday evenings from 7 to 9 pm in Schauffler Hall.
The DC Players are an informal group of students who assist in the development and production of the College's twice-annual dramatic productions. Students interested in performing in these shows any contact faculty member Ken Neuenschwander at 419-783-2473 or the Office of Student Life at 419-783-2437.
Organization established to promote ecological restoration, develop/restore small ecosystems, and increase environmental awareness by connecting with nature through positive learning experiences which will benefit ourselves, our environment, and wildlife in our community. Responsible for the campus-wide recycling program and road-side pickup. Open to any student with an interest in environmental issues and the outdoors.
This student organization provides programming for the campus intended to broaden and deepen our understanding of diversity in its many forms. GLASS has sponsored a "Day of Silence," program, and has collaborated with the Intercultural Community Task Force (ICCTF) and the Office of Spiritual Life in offering discussion groups on the topic of Sexual Identity and Religion. Students interested in GLASS and its programs and events are encouraged to contact their advisor, Jodie Holava, 419-783-2379.
This organization helps to build and renovate housing in partnership with people in need and builds awareness of poverty housing issues. Contact the Office of Spiritual Life at 419-783-2444 for more information.
Coordinates fraternity and sorority activities; meets regularly to increase communication among the three member chapters. Members include each Greek chapter's chief executive along with another member from each chapter. Executive officers are chosen from within the group to help organize and plan Greek activities throughout the year. For more information about IGC, please contact the Office of Student Activities at 419-783-2388.
Latinos Unidos provides all students the opportunity to learn about the Latino culture and customs through a variety of events meant to provide exposure and learning opportunities about current Latino issues.
The Defiance College Pep Band was formed in the winter of 2008-2009 in order to provide a musical outlet for DC students centered on school spirit and support of the athletics teams. All students, regardless of musical ability or experience, are encouraged to participate with the group. Rehearsals are established to coincide with preparation for playing opportunities. Students interested in joining the Pep Band should contact the Office of Student Life, 419-783-2437.
Social fraternity involved in campus activities and offers service to various philanthropies; 2.2 GPA and selection by group; contact any member of the Phi Sigma Chi fraternity or the Office of Student Activities at 419-783-2527 for more information.
Progeny is the name of Defiance College's semi-annual literary and photography magazine. The magazine provides opportunities for publication of poetry, short stories, and personal essays. Progeny members also coordinate several literary activities both on and off campus. For more information, contact any member of the English faculty.
Peers Understanding Leadership through Social Education (PULSE) is a student organization committed to educating peer students on critical issues of collegiate health and wellness. PULSE members coordinate numerous fun and educational activities throughout the academic year. Contact the Health Center at 419-783-2527 for more information.
Students in Free Enterprise (SIFE) is a global organization that promotes leadership, teamwork and communication skills through learning, practicing, and teaching the principles of free enterprise. The Defiance College chapter (DCSIFE) is open to all majors con campus.
The Social Work Organization was created for the benefit of Defiance College social work students and those with allied majors and an interest in exploring social work as a career. The Organization annually co-sponsors a fundraiser for the local homeless shelter, an urban trip to a major metropolitan city, various speakers and workshops on relevant social issues, as well as other social and professional activities.
The mission of the Defiance College Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) is to enhance the total student-athlete experience by promoting opportunities, supporting fellow student-athletes, and fostering a positive student-athlete image to the campus and community. The SAAC supports and upholds the core values of Defiance College excellence, integrity, community, and respect.
The Student Senate provides students with the opportunity to develop leadership skills which will be useful throughout their college experience and beyond. Campus-wide elections are help each spring. Freshmen select their class officers early in the fall semester. All chartered campus organizations have representatives in the Senate. Running for an office in Student Senate requires a petition available from the Office of Student Life. The Student Senate President serves as an ex-efficio member of the Defiance College Board of Trustees. Students interested in Student Senate may contact the office of Student Life at 419-783-2437 for more information.
Social work honor society - a member of the Phi Alpha National Social Work Honor Society. Requirements: 3.0 overall GPA and 3.25 GPA within the social work major. Contact a member of the social work faculty for more information.
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