Clubs and Organizations

From community service organizations, to singing in First Presbyterian Church, to giving the speech at Opening Convocation, life at Mary Baldwin University is enriched by involvement in a wide variety of clubs and organizations. Learn here about those opportunities — in 140 characters or less.

Academic Arts and Performance
Civic Engagement Cultural
Event Planning Faith and Spirituality
Leadership Political
Sports Student Media

ACADEMIC AND CAREER

American Chemical Society gives those into chemistry and related disciplines a chance to mix social functions and educational opportunities.

Anthropology Club organizes anthropology-related activities on campus and beyond.

Math Club gives an opportunity for those who enjoy math an opportunity to further explore the world of numbers, with opportunities to go to conferences, and engage in other social/educational functions.

Psychology Club provides students interested in a psychology career ways to get involved and volunteer in the local communities.

Sociology Club is service, community involvement, and peer-mentoring that leads to graduate studies and occupational experience.

 

ARTS AND PERFORMANCE

Anointed Voices of Praise is a student-directed, traveling music ministry of traditional and contemporary gospel music.

Baldwin Charm is an a cappella group that specializes in pop music.

Greater Things Dance Ministry is a student-choreographed liturgical dance ministry that promotes spiritual growth through movement.

Kuumba Players explore, express, and celebrate African-American life through theatre.

Ladies of Elegance is a student performance arts group that specializes in step, flags and twirling.

LARP stands for Live Action Role Play. The club’s goal is to help students improve their improvisation skill and have fun playing an interactive game.

Bella Voce is an a capella group for those who enjoy performing chamber music.

Mary Baldwin University Choir is a collective of soloist-caliber vocalists who share the joy of music in concert, at campus events, and on tour.

The Mary Baldwin Theatre offers all thespians, experienced or not, hands-on practice, whether on stage or off, in Mary Baldwin productions.
www.marybaldwin.edu/arts/theatre

Made up of cadets and non-cadets, the VWIL Marching Band participates in parades, honor ceremonies, and special celebrations.

CIVIC ENGAGEMENT

Autism Speaks U supports students in their awareness, advocacy, and fundraising efforts for those who struggle with autism spectrum disorders.

Circle K International (sponsored by Kiwanis International) is for those who believe in acts of kindness through service on campus and in the community.

Colleges Against Cancer is students dedicated to educating the community about American Cancer Society initiatives, research, and advocacy.

Habitat for Humanity rallies to help families in need build or renovate homes in the area and raise funds for Habitat projects.

Mary Baldwin Global Initiative/Women for Women (CGIU: Changemakers for Women) raises awareness of human trafficking around the world, working with the Clinton Global Initiative University.

CULTURAL AND INTERNATIONAL

African Student Kollective is a group of women who embrace African culture and share their experiences with the greater college community.
Advisor:  Andrea Cornett-Scott

Animanga: Asian Culture Club is for those who enjoy Asian culture and revel in the anime comics.

Black Student Alliance is African-American sisters supporting one another, with willingness to share their culture with the Mary Baldwin community.

Caribbean Student Association shares stories and traditions of Caribbean, South American, Central American, and African cultures.
Advisor:

COSMOS: International Club for international students and those interested in world cultures.

Latinas Unidas unite Latina sisters and other students interested in Latin-American culture.
Advisor: Amber Ocasio

Minority Clubs United promotes coalition-building and cultural awareness for minority student organizations and students of color.

Students Out Understanding and Loving Students is a safe, accepting, confidential org for those interested in feminist/gay/bisexual/lesbian issues.

EVENT-PLANNERS

Baldwin Program Board brings entertainment to campus with movies, comedians, magic shows, and other artistic events.

Residence Hall Association plans social events for each residence halls and keeps tabs on any repairs that may be needed.

ACORNS (Association for Campus Outreach and Resources for New Students) planners are the students that every freshman meets. They are campus orientation leaders and help new students move in.

FAITH AND SPIRITUALITY

Baldwin Christian Ministries is a group of Christian women growing in their faith through fellowship on campus and connections to the colleges and universities along Interstate 81.

Campus Crusade, open to all Christian denominations, seeks chances to study and discuss the Bible, worship, and pray in a group setting.

LEADERSHIP

Commuter Students Association helps commuter students network, find a place to relax, and join in the Mary Baldwin experience.

President’s Society members lead campus tours, host prospective students, and support certain special events and marketing activities.

Spencer Society is a select group of students who raise money for the Annual Fund during fall and spring phonathon calls to alums.

Student Alumnae/i Relations Society’s (STARS) goal is the positive promotion of Mary Baldwin and increase student awareness of the Alumnae/i Association.

Student Government Association is responsible for the governing the student community and is based in the principles of the honor system.

POLITICAL

College Democrats and College Republicans give members opportunities to work for their party and learn about the political process.

SPORTS (NON-VARSITY)

Club Sports range from dance, to field hockey, to swimming, and offer opportunities for competition and participation on the club level.

Hiking Club a chance to explore the amazing trails and mountains of the Shenandoah Valley and Blue Ridge Mountains.

The Riding Club team participates in Intercollegiate Horse Show Assoc. (IHSA) Zone 4, Region 2, which is made up of teams from 12 colleges in the area including the UVA, JMU, Bridgewater, and W&L. More info is available at http://www.greygablesfarmva.com/#!riding.

Student Media

Bluestocking, the Mary Baldwin yearbook, is for students with creative interests in writing, photography, and graphic design. Student staff works to capture the spirit of each school year.
bluestocking@marybaldwin.edu

Libations is an annual publication that allows African-American students the chance to display their talents in poetry, prose, short stories, photography, and art.

Outrageous Fortune is an online literary magazine that accepts submissions from any undergraduate students, not just those at Mary Baldwin.
outrageousfortune@marybaldwin.edu

Pen & Paper provides a time to be creative without school or academic obligations and write. Participants can get revisions, reviews, and are offered writing workshops to help make their writing better.

Umoja Chronicles is a newsletter published by the African-American and Multicultural Affairs Office and is designed to lend emotional, cultural, and social support to women of color at Mary Baldwin.

Mary Baldwin-TV offers film students the opportunity for hands-on experience with filmmaking and original production, as well as brings the latest movies to campus.
mbctv@marybaldwin.edu