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USF 1995-96 Undergraduate Catalog - Pages 28 - 29

Clubs and Other Organizations

The clubs, councils, and organizations formed by students represent a wide variety of interests. With over 270 student organizations, the Tampa campus of USF has groups organized for all types of activities.

New organizations are continually being formed. Professional staff members are available to assist individuals forming an organization, and to advise registered groups. For a current list of all organizations, or information on forming a group, contact the Office of Student Activities, located on the second floor of the Marshall Center.


Academic organizations have grown and will continue to grow as the needs of students studying in each of the academic areas increases. These groups include Africana Studies Club, Anthropology Club, Association of Computing Machinery, Association of Library and Information Science Studies, Association of Marketing Students, Association of Medical Science Graduate Students, Black Organized for Social Science, Dconomics Club, Fine Arts Forum, Geography Club, Geology Club, Graduate Business Association, Humanities Society, Marine and Life Science Consortium, Microbiology Club, National Student Speech Language Association, Minority Organization of Students in Education, Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia, Pi Omega Mu, Religious Studies Community Forum, Sigma Alpha Iota, Sigma Phi Omega, Social Studies Education Club, Student Chapter Mathematical Association, Student Composer Organization, Student Council for Exceptional Children, and University Psychology Association.


Various councils exist on the Tampa campus. Several of these councils unite organizations or people with similar purpose. Others represent specific colleges at USF and coordinate academic, honor, and professional organizations within their colleges. Councils present on campus include Architecture College Council, Arts and Sciences Student Council, Black Panhellenic Council, Black Student Union, Business College Council, College of Education Student Council, College of Medicine Student Council, Communication Council, Cooperative Education Advisory Council, Council of Honor Societies, Engineering College Council, Fine Arts Student Council, Graduate Student Association, Homecoming Steering Committee, Honors Program Student Council, Interfraternity Council, Organization of Student Representatives, Panhellenic Council, Public Health Student Association, and Village Hall Council.


There are currently 20 national fraternities and 11 national sororities on the Tampa campus. These organizations provide a variety of social, educational, service, and recreational programs for their members. Support for these programs is coordinated through the Interfraternity Council, Panhellenic Council, and Black Panhellenic Council with the advice of faculty and staff members.

Membership is open to any student through a program called Rush.Rush serves as an introduction to Greek life, allowing students to meet members of fraternities and sororities in formal and informal settings. Interfraternity Council Rush is held the first week of school in both the Fall and Spring semesters. Black Panhellenic rush varies among each chapter. Panhellenic holds formal Rush the week prior to Fall Semester.

The sororities include Alpha Delta Pi, Alpha Kappa Alpha, Alpha Omicron Pi, Chi Omega, Delta Delta Delta, Delta Gamma, Delta Sigma Theta, Kappa Delta, Sigma Gamma Rho, Sigma Delta Tau, Sigma Lambda Gamma, and Zeta Phi Beta.

The fraternities include Alpha Epsilon Pi, Alpha Phi Alpha, Alpha Phi Delta, Alpha Tau Omega, Beta Theta Pi, Chi Phi, Kappa Alpha Psi, Kappa Sigma, Lambda Chi Alpha, Phi Beta Sigma, Phi Delta Theta, Pi Kappa Alpha, Omega Psi Phi, Sigma Alpha Epsilon, Sigma Alpha Mu, Sigma Chi, Sigma Lambda Beta, Sigma Nu, Sigma Phi Epsilon, Sigma Tau Gamma, and Zeta Beta Tau.

The Greek recognition society is the National Order of Omega.

Honor Societies

Honor societies recognize outstanding students for their scholastic or service achievements. Membership in honor organizations is usually by invitation. Honor organizations include Alpha Epsilon Delta, Alpha Phi Sigma, Alpha Pi Mu, Arts and Science Honors Society, Beta Alpha Psi, Chi Epsilon, Eta Sigma Phi, Gamma Sigma Alpha, Gamma Theta Upsilon, Golden Key, Kappa Delta Pi, Kosove Society, Mortar Board, Omicron Delta Kappa, Order of Omega, Phi Alpha, Phi Alpha Theta, Phi Kappa Phi, Phi Sigma Iota, Pi Alpha Alpha, Pi Gamma Mu, Pi Mu Epsilon, Pi Sigma Alpha, Psi Chi, Tau Beta Pi, and Themis Honor Society.


International student organizations help meet the needs of international students and to increase the awareness of the University and the community about international students. International organizations include Association of Filipino Students, Caribbean Cultural Exchange, Chinese International Cultural Exchange, Chinese Student Union, Circulo Culturale Italiano, French Club, Friends of Japan Association, Friendship Association of Chinese Students and Scholars, International Festival Planning Committee, Korean Student Association, Latin American Student Association, Muslim Students Association, National Students Support Council for Africa, Odin Associates, Persian Cultural Society, Spic Macay, Students of India Association, Pakistan Student Association, The Hellenic Club, Turkish Students Association, United Muslim Students, and Vietnamese Student Association.


Organizations for political and social change include College Republicans and College Democrats.


The professional societies at USF focus their groups on profession oriented needs and interests of students. They include Advertising Club, American Chemical Society, American College of Health Care Executives, American Criminal Justice Assciation, American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, American Institute of Chemical Engineers, American Medical Association, American Medical Student Association, American Society of Civil Engineers, American Society of Mechanical Engineers, Association of Students for Public Administration, Black Graduate and Professional Student Organization, College Music Educators Conference, College of Nursing Student Council, Delta Sigma Pi, Docrotal Fellows, Family Practice Student Organization, Florida Engineering Society, Florida Medical Association, Graduate Communication Council, Graduate International Business Board, Human Factors Society, IEEE Computer Society, Inroads Professional Student Association, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Institute of Industrial Engineers, International Association of Business Communicators, Legal Brief, Mathematics Education Club, Medical Social Workers Activists Association, Minority Preprofessional and Sciences Society, National Association of Black Accountants, National Student Speech Language Association, Pi Mu Epsilon, Pi Sigma Epsilon, Pre-Law Society, Pre-Nursing Society, Pre-Optometry Society, Semper Fi Society, Society for Advancementof Minorities in Engineering and Science, Society for Males in Nursing, Society for Technical Communications, Society of Hispanic Proessional Engineers, Society of Professional Journalists, Society of Women Engineers, Student Broadcasting Association, Student National Medical Association, University Film and Video Association, Upsilon Pi Epsilon Association, USF Association for Childhood Education International, Writer's Guild, Young Advertising and Public Relations Practical Organization.


The University has encouraged student religious organizations to develop. Currently some of the religious groups are members of the Campus Ministry Association (CMA). The members of CMA include Baptist Student Union, Catholic Center, Episcopal University Center, and Hillel Foundation. In addition to the Campus Ministries, there are diverse student religious organizations on campus. The religious organizations are: Baha'i Club, Campus Advance for Christ, Campus Bible Fellowship, Campus Ministry International Tampa Chapter, Christian Life Community, Fellowship of Christian Students, Friends of Israel Gospel Ministry, International Fellowship, Latter Day Saints Student Association, New Generation Campus Ministry, New Testament Christians, Students for Krishna Consciousness, Students of Biblical Research, Winner's Circle, Young Israel Jewish Student Union, and Young Life Leadership.


The many service/resource organizations at USF provide volunteer services and functions for the University and Tampa Bay area. The service/resource organizations offer aid and support to further enhance students' needs and special interests.

Service and resource organizations include Ambassadors, Amnesty International, Art History Association, Association of Graduate Public Administration, BACCHUS, Best Buddies, Big Brothers/Big Sisters, Campus Activities Board, Circle K International, Everywoman's Center, Gold Council, Golden Scepter Society, Greeks Advocating Mature Management of Alcohol (GAMMA), H.O.P.E. Hispanic Organization Promoting Education, Infoquest Services, Paraprofessional Counseling Service, PIRG Organizing Committee, Project World Health, Senior Class Committee, Student Government Comptroller, S.G. Computer Services, S.G. Election Rules Agency, SG Insurance, S.G. Senate, Student Organization Advisory Board, USF Colors, and USF Com Peer Advisory Council.

Special Interest

Special-interest organizations cover a wide range of diverse activities. Those of the Tampa campus include Adventurer's Guild, AFROTC, Alpha Sigma Lambda, Alternative Gaming Society, Anime Appreciators Associaiton, USF, B ull Spirits, Campus Ecology, Classics Society, Club Creole, Gay/Lesbian Coalition, Dimensions, Florida Water Environment Association, Forensics Team, Foundation, German Club, Gospel Choir, Greek Week Committee, International Studies Organization, Jewish Adventurers Club, Lightning Bolts, Listener's Program, Management Information Systems Society, Meditation Society, USF, Minority Business Association, Model United Nations, NASW Sub Unit (National Association of Social Workers), Non Traditional Students, NOW (National Organization for Women), Radio and Electronics Club, Rhythmic Motives, Russian Club, Scabbard and Blade, Sisters of Sisterhood, Society for Creative Anachronism, Student Admissions Representatives, Student Dance Production Board, Student Parent Association, Student Support Services Club, Student Theatre Productions, Student Veterans Association, Students Organized Against Rape (SOAR), Students Taking An Active Role in Society, Students United for Reproductive Freedom, USF Gospel Choir, USF Middle Eastern Dance Association, Vegetarian Dinner Club, Virtual Reality Exploration Society, WBUL, Student Radio, Wellness Committee, and Women's Studies Student Association.

Sports and Recreation

Sports and recreational organizations offer students the opportunity to enhance their physical well-being as well as their social lives. The Tampa campus has many organizations dedicated to leisure activities. Sports and recreational organizations include Aikido Club, Badminton Club, Barbender's Club, Baseline Bulls "Zoo Crew", Bicycle Club, Bicycle Racing Club, Billiards Club, Bowling Club, Chito Ryu Karate, Club Soccer Association, Crew Team, Go Club, Go-Ju Ryu Okinawan Karate Club, Ice Hockey Club, Karate Club, Lacrosse Club, Okinawa Uechi Ryu Karate, Rugby Football Club, Sailing and Windsurfing Club, Scuba Club, Skydiving Club, Surf Club, Tae Kwon Do Club, Table Tennis Club, Ultimate Fresbee Club, Wado Kai Karate/Taijutso Club, Water Ski Club, and Women's Rugby.

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Publication Date: June 1, 1995