There are over 100 organizations and clubs on Meredith’s campus offering a variety of opportunities for participation and leadership, and addressing most students’ interests, e.g., academics, politics, honors, service, religion and professions. In order to be a member of a Meredith College student organization and to hold office, a student must currently be enrolled in at least one credit hour at Meredith College. Constitutions of all organizations are maintained in the Office of Student Leadership and Service. Full privileges of an official Meredith student organization include an organizational account, access to reserving space on campus, an email account, a roster list, participation in the activities fairs, and access to all services related to publicity on campus. Students who are interested in starting a new organization at Meredith should speak to the SGA Senate chair or visit the Office of Student Leadership and Service to obtain a copy of the Guidelines and Procedures for Establishing New Organizations at Meredith.
As early as 1905, Meredith took an important step forward when it introduced student government, apparently the first college in the state to do so, and one of the first in the South (Mary Lynch Johnson, A History of Meredith College). Since that time Meredith students have held an integral role in the shaping of the policies, philosophy, and tradition of the college.
Executive, legislative, and judicial branches comprise the basic structure of the current Student Government Association, with numerous boards and committees completing the structure.
The purpose of the association shall be to promote, in cooperation with the administration, the general welfare of the student body; to promote by example and precept scholarship, citizenship, and integrity; to act as a liaison among students, alumnae, faculty, staff, administrators, and trustees; to serve as the official advocate of the students; to receive and investigate student grievances; and to encourage students to become active participants in self-governance. See the Constitution of the Student Government Association and By-Laws for detailed information.
All Meredith undergraduate students are members of the Student Government Association and are encouraged to become involved in all its functions. Student involvement is crucial to the effective governance of the campus and vital to the educational process of each student. Each student has a voice in this government through participation in the election of officers, interaction with their class representatives on each branch of the government, self-involvement in the various branches, and an open-communication policy with student government officers. Opportunities for student leadership and involvement are open to all students through campus elections and membership on numerous boards and committees. The elections schedule is printed in this calendar, and detailed information about positions and elections is included in the Constitution of the Student Government Association and By-Laws.
The SGA office is located on the second floor of the Cate Center, the phone number is 919-760-2248 and the email address is firstname.lastname@example.org.
Serves as the coordinating body of all branches of the Student Government Association and is made up of the president, vice president/senate chair, treasurer/student activities fee committee chair, secretary, freshman member-at-large, advisor, and the chairs/presidents of the Student Life Committee, Elections Board, Association of Meredith Commuters, Honor Council, Residence Hall Association, WINGS, Unity Council and Apartment Association.
President: Jade Rice
Provides the structure for the governance of students living in the on-campus apartments and offers opportunities for those students to discuss on-campus apartment problems, policies and procedures. Plans programs and events to improve the quality of life of on-campus apartment residents. Supports the Apartment Hearings Committee, a branch of the Honor Council.
Chair: Talisha Burt
Association of Meredith Commuters
Serves as a liaison between commuter students and the on-campus community. Provides an opportunity to address commuter concerns through the “Commuter Connection” on Blackboard and as needed during association meetings. Several organizations have commuter representatives to address concerns and serve as advocates for commuter students. Informs commuter students of campus-wide functions and builds the commuter student community through programmed activities and services. All commuter students are members and are encouraged to attend meetings and events and participate in activities.
President: Christina Klimvakis
Supervises and promotes all class and campus-wide elections, as well as all student referendums called by the SGA Executive Committee.
Chairperson: Emily Hawkins
Serves as the head of the judicial body of student government. Fosters and protects the community environment, both socially and academically, and promotes personal integrity and responsibility in each student. The Review Board, Residence Hall Hearings Committee and Apartment Hearings Committee are also branches of the Honor System.
Chairperson: Renu Kaur
Residence Hall Association
Provides the opportunity for resident students to discuss problems, policies, and procedures. The Residence Hall Association is composed of an executive committee, members and all residents living in an on campus residence hall. Residence directors attend as resource persons and serve as advisors to each residence hall president. The executive committee consists of the chair of the association, the vice-chair, the secretary, the treasurer, and the other appointed officers. RHA assists the residence life staff in the creation of a positive living experience and environment for all resident students through governance, programming, and community development.
Chairperson: Francesca Bugler
Recommends changes in the SGA constitution and in the regulations of the Student Government Association, reviews and approves present and proposed organizational constitutions, and approves or rejects legislation/regulation changes to some policies governing students.
Chairperson: Pooja Ghai
Student Activities Fee Committee
Oversees the Student Activities Fee fund to the inclusiveness and benefit of the Meredith community.
Chairperson: Christine Prosser
Student Life Committee
Studies the concerns and well-being of the Meredith College community. Any student may bring a campus concern to the Student Life Committee.
Chairperson: kristen Gallagher
WINGS, Women in New Goal Settings
WINGS is the student organization that represents non-traditional students seeking an undergraduate degree at Meredith College. They may be commuters or they may live on campus. The greatest populations of non-traditional students are 23 years old and greater but non-traditional students also include younger women who are married or have children. The organization’s purpose is to provide information, fellowship, support and leadership opportunities for all non-traditional students as well as to serve as a liaison between non-traditional students and the campus community.
President: Paula Meredith
Meredith College students publish the Meredith Herald, a weekly newspaper; the Colton Review, an annual arts and literary journal; and the Oak Leaves, an annual yearbook. Student editors and their staffs, supported by college funding and guidance of faculty advisors, take full responsibility for editing and producing these publications. The Meredith Herald and Oak Leaves supplement their budgets with the proceeds of other approved fundraising activities. The staff of each publication is further guided by a constitution approved by the Student Government Association (SGA) Senate.
Student publications operate with full editorial independence, free from prior approval of copy. Their endeavors, however, take place within the context of the Meredith community and with an awareness of the college’s mission. Editorial staffs maintain professional standards of journalistic integrity, social responsibility and ethics. They obey copyright laws. The Publications Board, a standing college committee, supports the goals and activities of these publications and arbitrates disagreements regarding policy and accepted practice. The College itself assumes no responsibility for the content of student publications.
Provides support and constructive evaluation for the campus publications. Membership consists of appointed class representatives, faculty and staff representatives, and a representative from the Office of Marketing and Communications. Editors of the three campus publications serve as non-voting members.
Advisor: Cheryl Jenkins
The Colton Review (A Journal of Art and Literature)
The Colton Review is the student literary magazine and includes poetry, prose, and art. Published once yearly and distributed free of charge, The Colton Review accepts literary submissions from all interested writers and art submissions from the Meredith community. Work is juried and only the strongest entries are published.
Editor: Amy Hruby
The Meredith Herald, the weekly student newspaper, is both a vehicle for keeping the community informed and a permanent record of events that take place at Meredith. It is the medium that allows for total campus involvement through news coverage, letters to the editor, editorials, features, cartoons, or special columns. As readers and as contributors, all members of the Meredith community have both the privilege and the responsibility to contribute to the success of the paper.
Editor-in-Chief: Amy Hruby
The college yearbook, Oak Leaves, strives to capture the best memories of each year at Meredith. Oak Leaves shows the college campus, the academic departments and faculty, the administrative staff, the classes and their special events, the campus organizations, and the athletic and social programs offered each year.
Yearbooks of the previous year are provided during the fall semester of each academic year to all full-time students. Students who are not full-time both semesters may pay for a yearbook. Seniors are responsible for having yearbooks mailed to them the fall semester following graduation or for picking them up at the College before the fall semester ends.
Photographers are scheduled by the yearbook staff to photograph students, but it is the student’s responsibility to make an appointment, have the appropriate photograph made, and provide any additional information needed.
Editor: Lacy Pfeiffer
Campus Activities Board
Brings together Meredith College’s major programming organizations to meet the programming needs of the Meredith community and to encourage active participation in all sponsored events. The members of the Campus Activities Board are the chair, advisor, secretary, treasurer, vice chair/weekend activities chair, publicity chair and the presidents of ACA, MEA, MIA, MRA, MCA, and all four classes as well as the vice presidents of AMC and WINGS and the designee of the RHA president.
Chair: Leah Jay
Association for Cultural Awareness
This organization exists at Meredith College for the benefit of all students of color and for anyone who wishes to promote diversity. The association is designed to promote the interests of all students of color, to enhance the academic and social lives of students, to advocate for the interests and concerns of students of color, and to promote multiculturalism. ACA is involved in various activities during the year, such as Blast Off; Gospel Fest; Martin Luther King, Jr., Celebration; Worship Services; Black Emphasis Month; Hispanic Heritage Month; and a variety of culture observances. Membership and participation within the organization are open to anyone in the Meredith community.
President: Tori Downs
Meredith Entertainment Association
Coordinates a variety of entertainment and social activities for the entire college community. MEA provides various entertainment on and off campus. For example, MEA sponsors the White Iris Ball, Fall Fest, Luau, Spring Fling, and more. Resident and commuter students, faculty, staff, and friends of the College are all invited to participate in MEA programs. Persons interested in working with MEA to plan and implement programs are welcomed at MEA meetings held throughout the year. For more information, please e-mail email@example.com.
President: Stacy Florence
Meredith International Association
Shares knowledge and understanding of the different cultures in the Meredith community. Serves as a support group for international students in the Meredith community. Promotes interest in other cultures, as well as explores cultural values and social and political issues through interaction with other students, faculty, administration, and community groups. To facilitate this purpose, the members of the association sponsor MIA Week activities each year.
Meredith Recreation Association
Provides co-curricular recreation activities for the entire college community. These activities include:Cornhuskin’, Stunt, and Little Friends Weekend.Persons interested inMRA are encouraged to contact an MRA officer attend an MRA meeting, or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Every student is a member of the Meredith Recreation Association.
President: Caitlyn DeBona
Many opportunities for worship, conversation, “hands-on” ministry, lectures, retreats, conferences, and more are available to the Meredith community. The Meredith Christian Association welcomes students of all faiths and denominations. An Interfaith Council, under the administrative supervision of the chaplain, guides and coordinates all religious organizations granted permission to form a campus organization. Students interested in forming a campus religious organization or club must submit the appropriate documents to the SGA Senate for consideration for approval.
Promotes understanding and fellowship among the numerous religious groups on campus. The Interfaith Council is made up of the presidents from the following organizations on our campus: Meredith Christian Association, Campus Crusade for Christ, Catholic Community of Meredith College, Chi Alpha Christian Fellowship, Every Nation Campus Ministries, MSA, and InterVarsity Christian Fellowship. Other groups that may be in the process of organizing may be invited to join. Together, as a team, the Interfaith Council plans activities that promote fellowship and understanding among the different organizations on our campus.
Campus Crusade for Christ
Communicates the truth of Jesus Christ and the gospel in a sensitive, relevant manner to students on campus. Provides opportunities for students to grow and be equipped for a lifetime of Christian service through Bible studies, conferences, retreats, socials, and community events. Provides multiple opportunities to be involved in mission work locally, interculturally, and internationally. Encourages an atmosphere of prayer for students and faculty.
Supported by the Roman Catholic Diocese of Raleigh, Catholic Angels is the Catholic campus ministry at Meredith College. Catholic Angels ministers to the spiritual, social and theological needs of the students, faculty and administration. We stress the values of social justice and participate in programs reaching out to the community at large. Although this group was established to minister to Catholics, it is open to all persons interested in this faith or being a part of this community.
President: Hannah Palko
Chi Alpha Christian Fellowship
Chi Alpha is made up of students from various religious, ethnic, economic, and educational backgrounds. Our group is a Protestant Pentecostal campus ministry in nature but non-denominational in focus and meets with other students in the Raleigh area through weekly gatherings, small groups, social events and retreats. Chi Alpha is sponsored by the Assemblies of God.
Meredith Coordinator: TBA
Every Nation Campus Ministries
The purpose of Every Nation Campus Ministries at Meredith College is to be a diverse group of Christian students, staff, and associate members who are committed to serving Meredith’s campus by sharing the knowledge of life in Christ Jesus with the Meredith community, helping people in their relationship with Jesus Christ and providing them with training for victorious Christian living, leadership, and excellence. We strive to make a positive impact on the Meredith campus by developing students, offering biblical solutions to contemporary problems, and serving every facet of the Meredith community and ultimately the world.
President: Anna Dougherty
InterVarsity Christian Fellowship
IVCF is an interdenominational campus ministry open to all students. This organization is committed to helping students come to know Jesus personally and serve him as Lord. This group offers a fellowship where its members unite to share their faith in Jesus and help one another grow as disciples and witnesses to God’s love and forgiveness. Large group connects students from NCSU and Meredith each Thursday night (meetings held at NCSU) and provides a time of learning how Jesus is relevant to students’ lives. There are student-led small groups that meet once a week for Bible study, worship, and community. This group is an ideal environment to develop close friendships and grow personally, and it provides many opportunities for summer mission trips, leadership training, retreats, and campus community involvement.
President: Rebecca Jernigan
Jewish Student Organization
Provides a community for Jewish students at Meredith College and a learning environment about Judaism for individuals regardless of their religious affiliation. Membership consists of Meredith College students, faculty, and staff who are Jewish, as well as any student, faculty, or staff member who is interested in learning about Judaism.
Meredith Christian Association
Provides numerous opportunities for the understanding, growth, and expression of the Christian faith. The Meredith Christian Association encourages each student to become involved in local churches, and provides sources for finding the right church home-away-from-home. Students of all faiths and denominations are welcome to join weekly fellowships, worship services, local ministry projects, service projects, retreats, and the spring break mission trip. The Meredith Christian Association also provides information for numerous summer mission opportunities.
President: Holly Mills
Muslim Student Association
MSA is a student run organization, and membership is open to anyone who is interested in joining. The purpose of MSA is to serve the best interest of Islam and Muslims at Meredith College. Towards this end MSA will promote friendship and understanding between Muslim students and the non-Muslim Meredith community, share knowledge and practices of Islam, serve as a support group for Muslim students in the community, and conduct social, cultural, educational and religious activities on behalf of and for its members and the Meredith community at large.
President: Sanaa Bhatti
Meredith Habitat for Humanity
The purpose of Meredith Habitat for Humanity shall be to help provide the Raleigh community with affordable housing by building, fund-raising, educating, and advocating and also to promote awareness on the Meredith College campus of the need for affordable housing in Raleigh.
Co-Presidents: Mary Baines and Kate Noel Naef
Promotes bonds of sisterhood between members through a variety of service projects in the Meredith and Raleigh communities.
Promotes unity, community, and fellowship among and within the classes and within the student body as a whole.
Chair: Michelle Cox
Freshman Class President: To be elected
Sophomore Class President: Alexis Trell
Junior Class President: Melissa Gornto
Senior Class President: Michelle Cox
Class officers coordinate traditional class events.
American Chemical Society
ACS is a professional association for chemists, chemical engineers, and professionals from other related fields. ACS is the largest scientific society in the world. Membership to the MC-ACS will give an opportunity for students of a chemical science to become better acquainted with chemistry, to secure the intellectual stimulation that arises from a professional association, to obtain experience in preparing and presenting technical material before chemical audiences, and to foster a professional spirit among the members. ACS activities include Science Fest, Chemistry Career Panel, National Chemistry Week Celebrations at Museum of Natural Sciences, etc.
President: Zeenat Razvi
American Institute of Graphic Arts (AIGA)
AIGA, the professional association for design, is the premier place for design – to discover it, discuss it, understand it, appreciate it, be inspired by it. It is the place designers turn to first to exchange ideas and information, participate in critical analysis, and research and advance education and ethical practices. The purpose of AIGA is to set the national agenda for the role of design in its economic, social, political and cultural contexts. AIGA is the oldest and largest membership association for professionals engaged in the discipline, practice and culture of designing.
President: Emily Melton
American Marketing Association
The American Marketing Association chapter at Meredith College provides opportunities for practical experience as well as access to industry knowledge and insight through guest speakers and participation with the local professional Triangle AMA chapter. Membership means joining a network of nearly 13,000 collegiate and 25,000 professional marketers around the world.
President: Jennifer Cash
American Society of Interior Designers
Promotes professional development in interior design. Membership is open to majors and minors in interior design.
Co-Presidents: Rachel Atkinson and Julia Ross
Angelas Latinas will serve a dual role at Meredith College addressing the concerns of self-identified Latinas, thus resulting in the education of our culture on Meredith College’s campus as ethnic minorities. Members will include students who self-identify as Latinas and others who are interested in learning about or support the Latino culture and community. Angeles Latinas will promote sisterhood among self-identified Latinas at Meredith College through academic support, building of identity, and community involvement. Angeles Latinas hopes to serve as an educational environment, developing understanding in our community by promoting campus dialogue through discussions, cultural events, lectures, and recreational activities.
President: Monserrat Alvarez
Angels for the Environment
Angels for the Environment (also known as A4E) has sponsored Environmental Week, including a clean-up service project of the Meredith Forest, and has collaborated with such organizations as Greenpeace and Environment North Carolina. It has a Facebook group and a MySpace open to the public. Angels for the Environment is dedicated to its mission of education about environmental issues.
President: Andrea Pulliam
The purpose of the Artists’ Alliance is to provide fellowship through a series of informative lectures, social events, and civil engagements that enhance the Meredith learning experience.
Canaday Math & Computer Science Club
The Canaday Math and Computer Science Club, or Math/CS Club, promotes interest in mathematics and computer science and provides information on the current applications of these subject areas. Membership is comprised of students and faculty that have an interest in mathematics or computer science.
Serves to stimulate political thought and interest in governmental affairs and to support and promote the ideals and principles of the Democratic Party of the United States.
The College Republicans Club holds monthly meetings and planned activities in order to get students involved in politics and to make them more aware of the party’s principles and ideals.
Collegiate Music Educators National Conference
Conducts programs and activities that build a vital musical culture as well as an enlightened musical public.
Colton English Club
Encourages participation of all students who are English majors or who have English-related interests. Named after Miss Elizabeth Avery Colton, a professor of English at Meredith from 1908 to 1920.
The Communication Club provides an opportunity for the education and fellowship of Meredith College Communication majors and those interested in the fields of human and mass communication. The club seeks to offer opportunities for growth and development in the Communication field, including panels, speakers, internships, socials, and networking relationships.
President: Skye Hakes
Disability Support Organization
Promotes fellowship for students with disabilities at Meredith College and students who are advocates for people with disabilities. The organization seeks to educate the community and be a voice on campus for students with special needs. Membership is open to all students, faculty and staff.
Extra Theatre Company
Provides an organized forum through which Meredith students may produce theatrical works that are not a part of the scheduled theatrical season. Membership is open to all Meredith students interested in theatre.
President: Alicia Broadnax
Feminist Majority Leadership Alliance
A student run pro-choice, non partisan, feminist campus organization affiliated with the Feminist Majority Foundation. The FMLA seeks to increase awareness on campus about the struggles women face in terms of the right to choose, pay equity, equal rights, and access to information and resources regarding reproductive health. The organization promotes social, political, and economic equality for women and men, girls and boys.
History and Politics Club
Serves to encourage awareness of historical perspectives to today’s problems, to focus on political problems, to foster an interest in the study of history and politics, to monitor current events and sponsor activities pertaining to these events, and to serve as a means of cultural exchange among all Meredith students.
La Societa Italiana Italian Club
Promotes the study of the Italian language and culture for all Meredith students and faculty.
President: Arianna Vargas
La Tertulia Spanish Club
Promotes interest of the Spanish-speaking countries and peoples. Exciting cultural activities will engage students and afford them the opportunity to practice Spanish while learning about Hispanic cultures.
Le Cercle Francais French Club
Fosters interest in and a better understanding of the French language and culture.
President: Aura Rodriquez
Liberty in North Korea (LiNK)
The purpose of LiNK shall be to work with the official organization Liberty in North Kore, based out of Torrance, California, to share the human rights issues of North Korea and its refugees in China. The LiNK Meredith College Chapter shall enhance the educational experience of Meredith students about this scarcely known crisis by spreading awareness and offering students the opportunity to become involved. Students involved in the organization will develop a firm grasp on North Korean history and current events, as it is vital knowledge to accurately spread the word of the North Korean crisis.
President: Andrea Mabery
Meredith Accounting and Finance Association
Established in 1985 for all students with an interest in the field of accounting and finance. Informs students of current accounting and finance issues and educates them about available career alternatives.
Co-Presidents: Sydnee Chavis and Miesha Perry
Meredith Advocates for Young Children
Open to all students in child development and related fields. Committed to improving the quality and availability of services for children from birth through age eight. Activities include speakers, discussions, hands-on learning and volunteer opportunities.
President: Kelly Griffin
Meredith Anime Angels
The purpose of MAA shall be to provide a special interest group that can help Meredith students connect to others having the same interests. MAA will strive to expand Meredith College’s understanding of Japanese culture and offer ways to join the information/influence of anime with many different majors and fields of study, such as history, ethics, philosophy, graphic design, etc. MAA will also encourage community participation in relevant events such as local conventions. MAA will provide a safe and friendly environment in which Meredith students can watch, discuss, and critique anime.
Meredith Association of Family and Consumer Sciences
A national professional organization open to students majoring in any area of human environmental sciences (i.e., child development, foods and nutrition, clothing and fashion merchandising, interior design and family and consumer sciences).
Meredith Association of Natural Sciences
Promotes interest in Science among the student body and provides an outlet for the special scientific interests of its members.
Meredith Association of Pre-Health Profession Students
The purpose of this organization is to encourage excellence in pre-health (pre-medical, pre-dental, pre veterinary, etc.) study. Our endeavors promote cooperation and contact between pre-health students and health professionals within the community. Other endeavors encourage pre-health students to provide their services to the surrounding community. We also aid in the gathering and binding of students with similar interests for the benefit of, charities, the community, and for themselves. This organization provides opportunities to improve participation, not only the Meredith Community, but also for the greater Raleigh community and beyond, while aiding our members in better preparing themselves for future goals.
Meredith College Lacrosse Club
Provides the opportunity for students to participate in the sport of Lacrosse. Students participate in positive team building skills throughout practices and games. Membership is comprised of students who show interest in the sport of Lacrosse and who are willing to meet some general expectations of membership.
Meredith College Multi-Cultural Dancing
The MC Multi-Cultural Dance group brings dance diversity to Meredith’s campus by teaching and performing different dances from around the world.
President: Cristina Rivera
Meredith College Swim Club
The Meredith College Swim Club promotes the activity of competitive and fitness swimming and encourages good sportsmanship, camaraderie, support, and fun through exercise.
Meredith College Volleyball Club
The purpose of MCVC shall be to provide an opportunity for students to play volleyball both at a recreational, non-competitive level within the club and at a competitive level against other collegiate teams. This club will be a way for students to strengthen team building skills and provide ways to engage in healthy physical activity. Additional advantages are building friendships among fellow peers and developing relationships with other players at different colleges.
Meredith Educators (SNCAE)
Seeks to orient students to the profession of education, to acquaint them with outstanding educators of the state and nation, and to promote the aims and objectives of modern education.
President: Hannah Thornton
Meredith Fashion Association
Provides for the professional development of fashion merchandising and design students at Meredith College and those involved in the CRC program. Membership is open to students majoring/minoring in clothing and fashion merchandising and those who have a general interest in this major.
Meredith Hues Program
The Meredith Hues Program promotes Meredith College to multicultural high school students.
President: Jessica Perianza
Meredith Nutrition and Wellness Association
Designed for any major interested in topics related to nutrition and wellness. Established in 1989 to promote nutrition throughout the Meredith campus and surrounding Raleigh areas, to market the dietetics program at Meredith College, and to explore career opportunities in the areas of nutrition, food service and wellness.
President: Kelsie Peters
Meredith Table Tennis Club
The TT club will offer students at Meredith the opportunity to participate in a fun, fast paced battle of wits at whatever difficulty level they choose. The club will welcome players of all levels from beginner to experienced player and will help each individual work towards her fitness and skill goals. A main goalof the club will be to train the interested members for competition with the local NC State team. As the skill level of the members increases, more and more opportunities for community, regional and even national interaction will open up.
President: Alyssa Zsido
Model United Nations
Promotes the understanding of functions, structures, procedures, committees, and principle organs of the United Nations. The club seeks to develop a greater knowledge of the nations of the world, their policies, and the nature of their involvement in the United Nations. The club also attends at least one Model United Nations conference a year.
President: Sarah Phillips
Network of enlightened Women
The Network of enlightened Women (NeW) is a non-partisan book club that focuses on conservative reading selections. NeW promotes traditional principles and values and is dedicated to fostering the education and leadership of college women by encouraging intellectual diversity.
Focused on the art of spoken word which consists of three major elements: rhythm, repetition, and rhyme. Open to all Meredith students and members will have the opportunity to share their poetic skills with the campus community. Programs will feature guest speakers that will influence, inspire and encourage members to excel in their craft and in life.
Shares the importance of psychology with members of the Meredith community and beyond. Emphasis on interesting aspects of psychology and having fun through events like Psychology Week, the Special Populations Dance, the Carolinas Psychology Conference, and other special projects.
President: Melissa Pulkoski
Social Work Club
Promotes interest and awareness in the field of social work. Members participate in social work related activities on campus and in the community. Serves as the official advisory club to the social work program. All majors are welcome.
President: Jenny Gerardo
Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM)
A professional society that allows students the opportunity to participate in programs that will enhance job skills and networking opportunities. A concentration in human resources in not required to become a member of SHRM. Affiliated with Raleigh-Wake Human Resource Management Association.
Co-Presidents: Jennifer Hill and Allison May
This organization is for all sociology/criminology majors or minors and anyone who is interested in sociology or criminology. The club sponsors events such as Sociology/Criminology Week and is involved with the social needs within in our community.
President: Karie Hudgins
Meredith’s gay-straight alliance provides a support group for all members of the campus community who have concerns regarding issues of sexual orientation. Members include people who identify as lesbian, bisexual or transgender; people with family and friends who are gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgender; and others who are interested and supportive. Spectrum serves as an educational forum, fostering tolerance and understanding by promoting campus dialogue through films, discussions, and lectures.
Co-Presidents: Bailey Dunn and Laura Pantlin
Sports Science Association
This organization explores the importance and the use of sport in the community through various activities including: attending sporting events at school and in the community; volunteering at health or sport related events; recruiting local professional guest speakers; and participating in other social activities for the interest of the members. Membership is open to any interested Meredith student.
President: Alex Warren
Student-Athlete Advisory Committee
The purpose of the SAAC shall be to provide athletes’ input regarding institutional athletic policies in order to enhance the total student-athlete experience, promote opportunity for participation in athletics, protect student-athlete welfare and foster a positive student-athlete image.
Students of AMF at Meredith
The Students of AMF (Actively Moving Forward) at Meredith Support Network assists Meredith students coping with the illness or loss of a loved one and empowers all Meredith students to fight against terminal illness by participating in service activities.
Co-Presidents: Sarah Miller and Brittany Jaked
Student Business Advisory Board
Serves as a liaison between students and faculty of the Business and Economics Department. Members are nominated at the end of each school year by the sophomore, junior, and senior business and economics majors at Meredith College.
White Iris Circle
The White Iris Circle enhances the image of Meredith College by using the talents of students in recruitment events. The White Iris Circle is an invitation-only organization. Students will be invited to join based on their academics, leadership, and ability to promote Meredith.
President: Chloe Williams
Wings of Rhythm
Wings of Rhythm is a step team that increases unity and creativity, serves to stimulate communication skills as one team and as individuals, and will serve to create and/or increase self control and self confidence within individuals. Each individual will be able to showcase her inner feelings through performance and/or participation. Non-performing members are also welcomed to join and help in any way possible.
Alpha Lambda Delta
The national honor society for first-year students. Freshmen who have completed their first semester with an overall GPA of 3.5 and rank in the top 20% of their class are inducted during the spring semester. Sophomores who have completed their freshman year with an overall GPA of 3.5 and rank in the top 20% of their class are inducted in the fall semester of their sophomore year.
President: Christina Hunt
Alpha Psi Omega
Honorary theatre fraternity. Membership is earned by theatre participation both on stage and backstage.
President: Meredith Davis
Alpha Sigma Lambda
Alpha Sigma Lambda National Honor Society is devoted to the advancement of scholarship and recognition of nontraditional students continuing their higher education. A nontraditional student at Meredith College is termed a woman over the age of 23. Members must be in the top 10% of their class, have a 3.2 GPA, have 24 graded credits and be matriculated in an undergraduate degree program. These college credits must not include transfer credits. At least twelve credits of the student’s total credits should be earned in courses in Liberal Arts/Sciences, not including applied Arts/Sciences courses.
Councilor: Lisa Flint- Morris
Beta Beta Beta
The Tau Xi Chapter of Beta Beta Beta was installed at Meredith in 1982. The organization recognizes the interest and achievement of faculty and students in biology. Members are junior or senior science majors who have taken at least 12 credit hours in biology and have a 3.2 average in biology courses and a 3.0 GPA overall.
Beta Gamma Sigma
Beta Gamma Sigma is the international honor society for students enrolled in business programs accredited by AACSB International - The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. To be eligible, undergraduate students must be ranked in the upper 10 percent of their class and must have completed at least the first semester of their junior year of study. MBA students must be in the upper 20 percent of their class and have completed at least 50 percent of their degree program.
Faculty Advisor: Dr. Jane Barnes
Kappa Delta Pi
An international honor society that promotes excellence in and recognizes outstanding contributions to education. Kappa Delta Pi strives to maintain a high degree of professional fellowship among its members, to quicken professional growth, and to honor achievement in educational work. To these ends, it invites to membership persons who exhibit commendable professional qualities, worthy educational ideals, and sound scholarship, without regard to race, age, color, religion, sex, or disability. Membership is composed of those students who excel and maintain excellence in the department of education. Students must be accepted into the department of education; additionally, undergraduate students must have a cumulative GPA of 3.5 and graduate students must maintain a GPA of 3.75.
President: Sarah Pannill
Kappa Nu Sigma
Organized in 1923, this scholastic honor society takes its name from three Greek words Kallos, Nous, and Sophia, meaning beauty, sound mindedness, and intelligence. The purpose of the society is to promote scholarship at Meredith. Membership is limited to students with junior hours who have a 3.9 GPA or better and students with senior hours who have a 3.8 GPA or better. At least 59 of these hours must be taken at Meredith.
Kappa Omicron Nu
Kappa Omicron Nu is a national Honor Society for students seeking a major in the Human Environmental Sciences Department and Nutrition, Health, and Human Performance Department at Meredith College. The four majors in Human Environmental Sciences include: child development, fashion merchandising and design, family and consumer sciences, and interior design. The two majors in Nutrition, Health, & Human Performance include sports science and foods and nutrition. Students are chosen from the sophomore, junior and senior classes for this honor. To be eligible for membership, a student must have a minimum grade point average of 3.0 (overall and at Meredith) and be in the upper 25% of her class, have declared a major (first and second majors) in the Department of Human Environmental Sciences and Nutrition, Health & Human Performance, have completed 45 semester hours and have shown evidence of superior personal qualities and leadership potential. Students join Kappa Omicron Nu by invitation only.
President: Kathlyn Miller
Kappa Pi is an Honorary Art Fraternity. Eligibility for membership is based primarily on achievement in the field of art. Minimum requirements for consideration for membership will be the completion of twelve semester hours of art courses at Meredith, a 3.0 GPA in art courses (on a 4.0 scale), and a 2.0 overall GPA.
President: Mackenzie Whitton
Lambda Pi Eta
Lambda Pi Eta recognizes, fosters, and rewards outstanding scholastic achievement in communication studies; promotes and encourages professional development among communication majors; provides an opportunity to discuss and exchange ideas in the field of communication; and establishes and maintains closer relationships and mutual understanding between communication studies faculty and students.
Nu Delta Alpha
A national dance honor society designed for dance education students, dance educators, and professional dancers to express their devotion to the art form by sharing, recognizing, and promoting dance education within schools and communities.
President: Chloe Williams
Omicron Delta Epsilon
The International Honor Society for Economics is one of the world's largest academic honor societies. Omicron Delta Epsilon has 652 chapters located in the United States, Canada, Australia, the United Kingdom, Mexico, Puerto Rico, South Africa, Egypt, France, and United Arab Emirates. It is not required that students major in economics in order to become members. Membership is available to any student with a genuine interest in the study of economics. Membership requirements for the Phi chapter at Meredith College are the following: completion of at least 12 hours of economics courses, of which 6 hours must have been taken at Meredith; a GPA of at least a 3.2 in her economics courses; an overall GPA of at least a 3.0 and have a ranking in the upper one-third of her class. The induction ceremony is held at the end of each spring semester.
The national social work honor society. Membership is open to Meredith students who are admitted to the social work program, have completed at least six semester hours of social work, and have an overall grade point average of 3.0.
Advisor: Dr. Cynthia Bishop
Phi Alpha Theta
An honor society that recognizes undergraduate students who have demonstrated a vital interest in history by excelling in their study of history and in their overall academic studies. Membership is by invitation only.
President: Dr. Michael Novak
Phi Lambda Upsilon
National chemistry honor society. Promotes high scholarship in all branches of pure and applied chemistry. Recognizes students who have achieved a high GPA in chemistry and their overall course work.
Advisor: Dr. Walda Powell
Pi Delta Phi
National French honor society. To be eligible for membership a student must have taken five courses in French including one in French literature. She must have a GPA of 2.8 in general studies and have a 3.0 average in French.
President: Aura Rodriquez
Pi Kappa Lambda
National honorary society for musicians. Members are chosen from the faculty, graduate students, senior and junior classes each year based on scholastic achievement and musicianship.
President: Dr. Jim Waddelow
Pi Mu Epsilon
A national society that promotes scholarly activity in mathematics. For overall eligibility, a student must have credit for at least two calculus courses and a minimum of two other courses at the 200 level or above. A minimum of two courses must have been taken at Meredith. Specifically, to be eligible for membership, a senior (90 or more credit hours) must have completed at least six courses in mathematics at the 200 level or above with a grade point average of 3.2 or higher. In addition, she must maintain an overall grade point average of at least 3.0 or higher or be in the upper third of her class, whichever is higher. A junior (60 to 89 credit hours) must have completed at least five courses in mathematics at the 200 level or above with a grade point average of 3.5 or higher. In addition, she must maintain an overall grade point average of at least 3.2 or be in the upper quarter of her class, whichever is higher. A sophomore (26 to 59 credit hours) must have completed at least four courses in mathematics with a grade point average of 4.0. In addition, she must maintain an overall grade point average of at least 3.2 or be in the upper quarter of her class, whichever is higher.
Pi Sigma Alpha
The National Political Science Honor Society.
Advisor: Dr. Clyde Frazier
The national honor society in psychology, Psi Chi is both an affiliate of the American Psychological Association and a member of the Association of College Honor Societies. To be eligible for membership, a student must be in the top 35 percent of her class in general scholarship, have an overall 3.0 average in psychology, have completed three semesters of college courses and be a registered major or minor in psychology.
Sigma Alpha Iota
An international professional music fraternity for women. Members are chosen from music students and are admitted on the basis of scholarship, musical ability, and recommendation of the music faculty. Chapter is service intensive.
President: Jessica Samples
Sigma Delta Pi
National Spanish honor society. Requirements for membership are completion of at least six semester hours in the 300 level of Spanish at Meredith or the equivalent (including at least three semester hours in a 300 level literature course) with a minimum GPA of 3.0 in these classes, rank in the upper 35 percent of her respective class, and completion of at least three semesters of the college career.
Sigma Tau Delta
National English Honor Society. This organization recognizes English majors and minors for their academic achievements in the English language and literature. The Alpha Iota Rho chapter of Sigma Tau Delta was established at Meredith in the spring of 2000. To be eligible, Meredith students must have declared their English major or minor and should have completed at least three semesters of course work while maintaining a GPA of 3.0 or better in their English courses, and rank in the top 35% of their class. Inductions will be held in the spring semester.
President: Kaylee Dyson
Honorary leadership society that serves to recognize junior and senior students who promote by example and precept a well-rounded student life, an understanding between faculty and students, a high standard of honor and cooperation in the student body, the ideals and traditions of Meredith, and commitment to the honor system. Members are selected from the rising and present senior classes by members of the organization and the faculty. The selection is made on the basis of constructive leadership, honor, service to the school, and scholarship.
President: kelsey Davis
Theta Alpha Kappa
National honor society for the academic study of religion. This organization is to promotes and recognizes excellence in the academic study of religion; promotes student research in the field; and provides a forum for the exchange of shared interests.
Campus-sponsored cultural programs are generally open free of charge to Meredith students. Such opportunities are part of the total educational program.
• Convocations provide a forum for spiritual, intellectual, cultural, and social ideas through speakers or performances from various fields.
• Symposia are offered occasionally to explore in- depth ideas and issues of concern to the College community.
• The Meredith Center for Women In The Arts offers:
Meredith Performs Series—Student theater, music, and dance productions, as well as other outstanding artists, lecturers, and performers, enhance the College’s program.
Recitals—Meredith students, faculty, and guests perform in concert.
Art Exhibits—Student art majors and other artists display their works at the galleries in Johnson Hall and Gaddy-Hamrick Art Center, as well as other campus locations.
Lectures—Regionally and nationally acclaimed proponents of the arts speak on campus.
Convocation, Worship, Student Assembly/Meetings
The period from 10 to 10:50 a.m. on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays is reserved for convocation, worship, and assemblies:
• Convocations for the entire Meredith community are held throughout the year and often are scheduled on Mondays. As an integral part of the academic program, these convocations are planned to stimulate and add to the community’s spiritual, intellectual, and cultural enrichment. All students are encouraged to attend.
• Services of worship are on Wednesdays. The community seeks to foster its heritage as a Christian institution by meeting together regularly for worship. All members of the College community are encouraged to attend.
• Student assemblies convene on Mondays or Fridays. They may be required as deemed necessary by the Executive Committee of the Student Government Association or by the Student Senate.
Meredith offers opportunities for participation on seven intercollegiate teams: basketball, cross-country, lacrosse, fast-pitch softball, soccer, tennis and volleyball. Cross-country, soccer and volleyball are offered in the fall, with practice beginning the week prior to the first day of classes. Tennis practice begins the first day of classes and includes a short fall season, but their official season is in the spring. Basketball is played during the winter season, followed by softball and tennis in the spring. Lacrosse is played in the spring semester, beginning in the spring of 2013. Students who wish to participate in one or more sports are encouraged to do so. Students also have the option of participating as team managers, score keepers, or statisticians. For further information, contact individual coaches or Jackie Myers, Athletics Director, in the Office of Athletics at 919-760-8205.
For students, faculty, and staff interested in synchronized swimming, Meredith offers an opportunity to participate in Aqua Angels, a performance synchronized swimming group sponsored through the Department of Nutrition, Health, and Human Performance. The Aqua Angels perform throughout the year. Basic synchronized swimming skills are taught in PED 113 and clinics at the beginning of each semester. Call Scott Wray, Aquatic Director, at 760-8334 for more information.
Dance & Theatre Companies
Meredith Dance Theatre
Meredith Dance Theatre is a performing dance company which trains modern dancers creatively and technically. The year is highlighted by guest residences, workshops, and performances. Participation in Meredith Dance Theatre is by audition held the first week of the academic year. For further information contact Carol Finley, director of dance, at 919-760-8015.
The dance program's spring concert, DanceWorks, is open to all Meredith students. Student choreographers hold auditions, rehearse twice weekly and meet with a faculty advisor on a regular basis. Faculty and guest artists create work in repertory classes that are open to all Meredith students. Information session and auditions are held the first week of classes in the Spring semester.
Meredith Jazz and Tap Company
A student-based performance group for jazz and tap genres that performs a full show each year participates in DanceWorks and other campus activities. Auditions held each semester during the first week of classes. Contact Carol Finley (919-760-8015) for further information.
Meredith Ensemble Theatre
Meredith Ensemble Theatre offers a season of theatre to Raleigh and the campus community. This performance series serves as the principle laboratory experience for students majoring in theatre. Volunteers also come from other majors, staff, faculty, and friends of the College. Extensive theatre experience is not required to work with Meredith Ensemble, but plan to work hard, make friends, learn, and have fun. Actors, singers, and dancers come to open auditions for mainstage and studio productions. Backstage production staff can stage manage or help with sets, properties, costumes and makeup, lighting and sound, the box office, or publicity. You may choose to receive credit for your involvement associated with productions by registering for a theatre practicum. See the theatre faculty or visit our web site for details.
The Meredith Chorale is a prestigious touring choral group that represents Meredith on an annual tour and on many other occasions in churches, schools, and concert halls. In addition, the Chorale sings for many major campus events. Membership is by audition. A year-long commitment to the group is expected. 1 credit hour.
The Meredith Chorus is a large choral ensemble, open to all students who enjoy singing. It performs frequently—in chapel, in the annual Christmas concert, off campus for both church services and concerts, and at other campus events. Membership is open, without an audition, to all interested students. All are welcome. 1 credit hour.
Encore! is a small group of singers that performs a wide variety of repertoire. Performances include concerts, dinners, club meetings and other requests made by the campus and community. Membership by audition. 1 credit hour.
Students who play instruments are encouraged to audition for the Meredith Sinfonietta, which rehearses regularly and performs frequently on campus and in the community. In addition, students may participate in community orchestras such as the Raleigh Symphony Orchestra.
1 credit hour.
The Flute Ensemble is open to all students who play the flute. Flute Ensemble rehearses three hours per week and performs frequently, on and off campus. 1 credit hour.