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Student Organizations and Honor Societies

Notre Dame has a vibrant campus with student clubs and activities geared to a variety of interests. If you do not see something here that interests you, we strongly urge you to contact the Student Government Association (SGA) and they can help you start a new club. If you have any questions, please contact SGA by email at sga@ndm.edu or stop by their office in MBK 203.

Girl with balloonsClubs & Organizations

Black Student Union

The Black Student Union serves the purpose of organizing to represent the interests of the Black students at NDMU.

Business and Economics Society (BES)

Prepares students for the business world by developing professional skills through lectures, workshops and fundraisers.

Campus Activities Board

The purpose of the Campus Activities Board (CAB) is to involve students in creating and planning social events for the campus community. CAB aims to provide a diverse range of programs for students that allow them to develop socially, while simultaneously attempting to create a more unified campus.

Class Advisory Boards

Representatives from each class that plan and organize events for fellow students. 

Columns Newspaper

The student-run newspaper reports regularly on campus news, events and issues. The staff writes and edits feature, athletics and news stories; sells and manages advertising; handles photography and graphics; and designs page layouts. Students can participate at any level—from writing a single article to serving on the editorial staff. 

Concert Choir of Notre Dame of Maryland University

Presents concerts on- and off-campus, performs music for selected events at the University and has several recordings and concert tours, both in the United States and abroad, to its credit.

Honor Board

The Honor Board works to educate the community about the Honor Code and hears allegations of violations of academic and behavioral standards of conduct.  Honor Board student members are elected by the student body and advised by the director of residence life and student rights and responsibilities.  The faculty representative to the Honor Board is elected by the faculty.

 The Justice League

The purpose of this club is to educate, inform and spread awareness of current criminal justice and social justice issues.

International Student Organization (ISO)

Open to both domestic and international students and prides itself on making connections through the sharing of different cultures.  Members participate in a variety of activities such as movie nights, off-campus sightseeing and more.

Muslim Student Association

The Muslim Student Association encourages and promotes the religion of Islam in the Notre Dame community. This club is a home to the Muslim students on campus as well as to non-Muslims who are interested in learning more about the religion and culture. Our goal is to create a space for Muslims to come together to discuss the issues that are important to them and to just have a good time.


The purpose of this club is to promote health, personal fitness and an active lifestyle within the Notre Dame community through running and walking. To promote our goals, we meet on a weekly basis to exercise. Each meeting will consist of running, core exercises and planning for future events. In the future, we hope to participate in local races and track meets.

Notre Game

Notre Game offers students the opportunity to learn collaboration and communication skills through board games, video games, card games and word games.   This club aims to help students find new friends with similar interests, relieve stress, and learn fun ways to help the community, such as visiting nursing homes, retirement centers and daycares to play games with the residents or even raise money to donate games to these facilities.

One Step Ahead (OSA)

Notre Dame step team.

Pitch Fit

A Capella group on campus.

Psychology Club

The Psychology Club is an organization that aims to promote mental health awareness in the campus community, inform students of the various educational and occupational opportunities within the field of psychology, provide community service to promote the values of psychology and mission of NDMU, and create an environment for student and faculty/staff interaction to create lasting professional and personal connections.

Residence Hall Association

Residence Hall Association is an organization that enhances the Residence Hall community through the planning of events and activities as well as acting as the governing body in the residence halls. Officers are elected by their peers for a one-year (two-semester) term. Meetings are held weekly and all residents are invited to attend.

Road Scholars

We work to help commuting students feel a part of the Notre Dame of Maryland University community by working to provide resources and events for all students in the Women’s College, CAUS, Pharmacy, and Graduate programs with the goals of facilitating friendship, involvement, and support as you work to achieve your personal goals.

Student Alumnae & Alumni Association (SAAA)

Notre Dame of Maryland Student Alumni Association (SAAA) is a vibrant student leadership group where SAAA members gain exclusive and unique opportunities to network with alumni, attend events, and create spirit and tradition for a stronger NDMU community.

Student Art Society (SAS)

The purpose of this club is to provide a refuge for student visual artists and to expose the campus community members to works of art created by fellow community members through activities and exhibits located in Civera Gallery and other parts of the community.

Student Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC)

Serves in an advisory capacity to the athletics director.

Student Government Association (SGA)

The Student Government Association is the official governing body for students at Notre Dame of Maryland University.  SGA advocates for student concerns and offers an array of programs and services designed to enhance your experience as a NDMU student. 

Student Representative to the Board of Trustees

The Student Representative to the Board of Trustees is elected for a one-year term by the student body and serves as a non-voting member of the University’s Board of Trustees. The vice president for student life is the advisor for the BOT student representative.

Student United Way

The purpose of this organization is to exemplify the tenants of United Way: Give. Advocate. Volunteer. The focus of our Student United Way is to bring service opportunities to the campus community that focuses on the areas of education, health, and income. Our end goals are to contribute to members’ personal growth and give students the opportunity to act locally to combat issues that affect Baltimore’s least-advantaged citizens. 

S.W.E.E.T. Strong Women Empowering Encouraging Transforming

To create a diverse sisterhood that encourages Notre Dame women to honor themselves and instill integrity through community and charity involvement, as well as learn many ways one can express themselves through creative outlets.

Honor Societies

Beta Beta Beta — Tri Beta

To be eligible for active membership, a student must be a biology major who has completed at least one semester of her sophomore year and has completed at least three semester courses in biology with an average grade of B+. Other students are invited to be associate members if they are interested in life science but are ineligible for active membership.

Hypatian Society Kappa Mu Epsilon

Includes the Maryland chapter of the National Mathematics Honor Society and is open to students who have an interest in the study of mathematics.

Kappa Delta Pi

An international Honor Society in Education that is committed to recognizing excellence and fostering mutual cooperation, support and professional growth for educational professionals. Undergraduates students with a GPA of 3.5 and graduate students with a GPA of 3.75 are invited to apply for membership.

Kappa Gamma Pi

A national honor society for graduates of Catholic colleges and is open to graduating seniors.  The top ten percent of the undergraduate graduating class is eligible for membership in Kappa Gamma Pi.

Omega Phi Alpha

The purpose and goals of this sorority shall be to assemble its members in the fellowship of Omega Phi Alpha, to develop friendship, leadership and cooperation by promoting service to the university community, to the community-at-large, to the members of the sorority, and to the nations of the world.

Phi Alpha Theta

The Nu Pi Chapter of the International History Honor Society. Students must have a B or higher in four history courses and a 3.0 or higher grade point average. 

Phi Beta Delta

International honor society of international studies.

Phi Lambda Sigma

Pharmacy leadership honor society.

Phi Sigma Iota

The national honor society for foreign languages.

Phi Sigma Tau

The philosophy honor society.

Psi Chi

Founded in 1929, Psi Chi, the National Honor Society in psychology, encourages members to be scholars in all fields, particularly psychology.

Sigma Tau Delta

Chartered in 1984, the Alpha Alpha Chapter of the International English Honor Society is open to English majors and minors who have an overall grade point average of 3.0 or higher and have completed two English courses beyond freshman English.

Theta Alpha Kappa

Religious Studies honor society.

Theta Sigma Phi

Communications honor society.