Emory takes clubbing to a whole new level. Our students are some of the most involved on any campus anywhere and their participation in clubs and organizations provides social outlets, leadership opportunities, career preparation and ways to make a difference. If you can think of it, we probably have a club for it. And if we don’t, we’d love your help in starting one.
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Our academic clubs are for people who just can't get enough of a given discipline in the classroom. The Art History club, for example, enjoys outings to museums and art exhibits around town. ChEmory, the club for chemistry enthusiasts, often draws a crowd to its campus demonstrations, which can resemble fireworks displays. Some academic organizations provide tutors for students in their disciplines.
You don't have to be an arts major to have a major talent or major interest in them. Emory's many arts organizations are here to give you an outlet. Rathskellar, Emory's improvisation group, is the oldest college group in the United States. We also have several a cappella groups, including No Strings Attached and Aural Pleasure, theater clubs such as Starving Artists and many more organizations awaiting your gifted participation.
Part of honoring diversity on campus includes fostering a sense of respect for all religions. Students at Emory are welcome to join religious groups that speak to their family's religious traditions or heritage or those that explore a different set of beliefs. Whether it's the B'hai Unity Club or Hillel, the Hindu Students Council or Emory Christian Fellowship, we encourage you to study the faith of your choosing and to worship in your own way.
Political, Cultural and Social Action Groups
Emory Libertarians, Young Democrats, Students for a Free Tibet, Emory Pride and College Republicans. These and many more organizations are represented at Emory. Political expression, cultural awareness and social action have always been important parts of the university experience and the diversity on Emory's campus makes for an interesting mix of organizations.
Some get involved in student government because they want to effect change on campus. Others want to prepare for possible political careers or leadership roles. The Student Government Association, the College Council and the Student Programming Council are examples of organizations that await and welcome your voice.
College students are more media savvy now than they've ever been and at a time when new technologies are spawning new media models nearly every day it seems, it's important to keep your "thumbs" on the pulse. Do so by working with the Emory Wheel, our student newspaper, or on one of several other award-winning publications such as the Literary Arts Magazine, the Undergraduate Research Journal, or Black Star.
Giving back becomes you. 88% of Emory students participate in some sort of volunteer or service activity while here. Even more impressive is the fact that we know a great number of them go on to serve in their communities after graduating. That's because at Emory giving back becomes who you are.
President Barack Obama presented Emory with the 2008 Presidential Award for General Community Service—the highest federal recognition a college or university can receive for its commitment to volunteering, service learning and civic engagement.