The University seeks to give its students opportunities for participation and leadership in campus organizations, interest groups, professional societies, and organized activities. Campus organizations are open to all current students. If interested in joining a student organization, you can contact the Office of Student Affairs at firstname.lastname@example.org for further information.
A.C.E. Self Defense – A.C.E. Self Defense’s purpose is to enhance one’s self-defense capabilities. To increase situational awareness, leadership training, building self-confidence, making new friends, and aiding in student retention.
Black Student Union (BSU) – The Black Student Union is an organization open to people of all races. We promote the awareness and unity of African American culture. We pledge to supply insight into the Black experience to all races as well as, strive to unite Black students. We want to strengthen the Black image on campus and in the town of Philippi. By promoting community service and stressing academic excellence, the Black Student Union will develop students into active leaders.
Campus Activities Board (CAB) – The mission of CAB is to provide ABU with cultural, social, and educational programs that are responsive to the diverse needs of the campus community.
Gay-Straight Alliance (GSA) – The purpose of GSA is to help create a better sense of community between all students on campus and educate them about the LGBT community. GSA strives to create an environment where LGBT students can be open and feel safe to be themselves.
International Student Organization (ISO) – The goal of ISO is to establish a community where international students can support one another, learn from their different cultural backgrounds and experiences, and share their global diversity with the rest of the campus community.
Outdoor Club – promotes fellowship, healthy outdoor activities, environmental awareness and stewardship, and the establishment of lifelong habits of healthy active living for students, faculty, and staff.
Power of Women (POW) – The purpose of the P.O.W. organization is to unite a group of diverse collegiate women to construct and instill empowerment through programming, community outreach, and leadership.
Student Athletic Advisory Committee (SAAC) – is made up of student-athletes assembled to provide insight into the student-athlete experience. The SAAC also offers input on the rules, regulations, and policies that affect student-athletes’ lives on NCAA member institution campuses.
Student Government Association (SGA) – SGA is the student body government with the goal to promote the participation of students in all areas of University life and achieve a high degree of cooperation among members of the University community. SGA is the voice of the students and made up of student representatives elected yearly, with the mission to facilitate a great student experience while at AB.
Fashion, Design & Expression (FD&E) – For people with a deeply rooted passion for fashion and design, or other means of expression such as writing and photography, whatever their means of self-expression may be, this organization is viewed as a way for them to express themselves without having to open their mouths. To have the power to encourage originality through the means of an organization growing with and alongside hardworking, devoted students with similar mindsets is the ultimate, ideal goal.
The University seeks to give its students opportunities for participation and leadership in campus organizations, interest groups, professional societies, and organized activities. Professional and honor societies reinforce the student’s academic purposes within their major and include:
Alpha Beta Nu (Student Nurse Association) – An organization to bring Alderson Broaddus nursing students together to provide support, education, and to bring the name of AB nursing to the community through promoting and improving the health of all.
The American Academy of Physician Assistants (Hu C. Myers Society) – is the student physician assistant professional organization, membership is open to all physician assistant students.
The Battler Columns – the official, award-winning (ASPA First-Place with Special merit in 2009) college newspaper published by AB University students. It is a member of the American Scholastic Press Association. The full-service newspaper publishes twice a month and keeps the campus community, and the town of Philippi, informed of campus events, town happenings, campus, and regional sports, among other news. The paper prints ad copy from local and national businesses, letters to the editor and nationally syndicated news from a news service (McClatchey- Tribune). Any student may join the staff as either a work-study, for class credit or volunteer. See the advisor in Withers-Brandon Hall
Natural Resources Club – The Natural Resources Club (NRC) was created to provide extracurricular learning experiences for students of ecology, natural resource management, and environmental science. Students will spend their time learning about the woods, waters, and wildlife of West Virginia and beyond through hands-on activities such as water monitoring and wildlife habitat enhancement. Members will have the opportunity to meet with natural resource professionals and attend professional conferences. While the club focuses on STM students, everyone who cares about natural resource conservation and management is welcome!
Phi Beta Lambda – The purpose of Phi Beta Lambda to encourage the involvement of students in the study of business and associated enterprises. The Organization is primarily open to students in Business, Political Science, and Sport Management.
Pi Sigma Alpha – The purpose of Pi Sigma Alpha is to recognize academic achievement by college and university students in the fields of political science, government, international and public affairs; to stimulate scholarship and interest in political science and government; to promote worthwhile curricular and extracurricular activities related to political science; to promote civil dialogue; and to engage in any other activities that further these purposes.
Political Science Association – is a general interest Political Science organization in conjunction with the American Political Science Association. The two organizations function as a whole in all meetings and activities. This is in order to include all those with an interest in politics as a hobby or career, and serves to provide members with both educational and social experiences; to increase interest in the field of political science; to encourage, stimulate, and maintain scholarship of the individual members in all fields, particularly politics and government procedures.
Student Education Association (SEA) – SEA’s purpose is to develop in prospective educators an understanding of the teaching profession, to advance the interest and welfare of students preparing for careers in education; to provide professional preparation and growth in the teaching profession and to provide a professional service to ABU and to the local community.
The Student Psychology Association – The Student Psychology Association, is a general interest Psychology organization in conjunction with Psi Chi. The two organizations function as a whole in all meetings and activities. This is in order to include all those with an interest in psychology as a hobby or career, and serves to provide members with both educational and social experiences; to increase interest in the field of psychology; and to encourage, stimulate, and maintain scholarship of the individual members in all fields, particularly psychology and social interaction.
Zeta Alpha Gamma – ZAG promotes scientific interest among the members of this organization and students of AB University.
Religious Life and Fellowship
Religion plays a significant role in the life of the campus community. Although an American Baptist University, AB’s religious programming is nonsectarian and students of all religious faiths find opportunities for worship, fellowship, and religious activities in addition to the mission and other service opportunities.
All students are welcome to participate in the weekly chapel service on Thursdays at 11:00 a.m. in Wilcox Chapel, with outstanding speakers and programs brought to the campus. Chapel is voluntary and is actively supported by faculty, staff, and students. The University also encourages students to become actively involved in local churches. The Chaplain’s Office sponsors regular mission trip opportunities for faculty, staff, and students throughout the year.
On the top level of Wilcox Chapel is the Upper Room, a quiet place for prayer and meditation.
AB Mission Team – participates in University-wide, local, and global missions.
Baptist Campus Ministries (BCM) – provides opportunities for worship and fellowship through service and ministry; guides students in Christian growth and discipleship, and involvement in responsible church membership.
Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA) – aims to combine people’s passion for sports with their passion for Christ, teaching them how these two worlds do not have to be separate. This group provides devotional, spiritual, and social opportunities to all students and athletes.
Student organizations that provide service to the campus and community include those listed below. All student organizations are required to participate in service and adopt at least one service project per semester.
AB is also proud to be a member of the West Virginia Campus Compact. Campus Compact is a national coalition of more than 1,100 College and University Presidents—representing some 6 million students— who are committed to fulfilling the civic purposes of higher education.
The AB Mission Team – seeks to provide opportunities to engage students in cross-cultural missions. At present, work with AMOS (Managua, Nicaragua), Urban Promise (Camden, NJ), and the AB Men of WV Disaster Relief Team.
NOVO (CSC) – provides information on service opportunities available in the community and supports students and campus organizations in carrying out the many service projects during the year. NOVO also supports faculty and students interested in incorporating service into coursework.
Alderson Broaddus University is home to local and national Greek organizations. All Greek organizations are governed by the All Greek Council and required to participate in the council.
All Greek Council – The purpose of the Panhellenic Council is to establish effective and worthwhile relationships among the fraternities and sororities to help maintain Greek customs, and to give general supervision of Greek activities. Panhellenic Council membership consists of two representatives from each Greek organization with the President of each Greek organization being one of the representatives. The Council plans the rushes, oversees the pledge periods, and coordinates the events for Greek Week. It also helps to plan inter-fraternity/sorority functions (trips, parties, money-making projects, newsletters, etc.). Panhellenic council operates under the general supervision of the Office of Student Affairs.
Local Greek Organizations
Epsilon Tau Eta Sigma Fraternity – is a social and academic leadership fraternity that’s purpose is to promote friendship and to encourage the principles of cooperation and companionship among the members and the college community. The organization works to provide a social and religious atmosphere on campus, which will be fostered by the members, promoted by the students, and encouraged by the faculty and staff.
Lambda Sigma Phi Sorority – is an academic Greek organization and the purpose is to promote friendship, to encourage association among various majors and to establish a group to participate in campus functions, to promote social activities for the whole campus community as well as among the members, to promote scholarship among members by emphasizing academics as a top priority, and to show interest in the University and community by performing at least two service projects each semester.
Phi Kappa Delta Sorority – AB Greek organization with the purpose: to create through service, a sense of responsibility, encourages academic achievement, provide an opportunity for leadership, promote an integrated fellowship, and stimulate social activities.
Sigma Delta Nu – provides social activities for its brothers and organized service projects to the campus and the surrounding community. The brothers volunteer and raise money for the American Legion throughout the year.
Zeta Eta Theta – is a sorority on striving to grow Greek Life with unique and smart young women, to form a sisterhood of a lifetime, and to extend a helping hand to the community and campus. One of the main goals is not to let females just become another student at AB, but to unite females to be a part of an organization revolved around growing, learning, and sisterhood.
Lambda Omega Mu – is a fraternity that strives to promote the acceptance and any imagination of quality through the discretion of ideas, as well as promote the fellowship among the brothers of the fraternity as they seek to serve their communities by means of imaginative acceptance and qualitative compliance within other brothers.
National Greek Associations
Sigma Alpha Iota Fraternity – a women’s national organization, who have a desire and appreciation for musical growth, to increase the interest in the art of music throughout the campus and community, to support the music department in its endeavors, to encourage academic integrity from its members, and to give back to the community and campus with service and monetary contributions.
Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc. – focused on supporting the purposes of colleges and universities, to unite college men of culture, patriotism and honor in a bond of fraternity, to encourage honorable achievement in every field of human endeavor, to promote the spiritual, social, intellectual, and moral welfare of its members, to assist the aims and purposes of colleges and universities, and to inspire service in the public interest.