Clubs and Organizations
Become part of one, or several, of our 25+ registered clubs and organizations, including: academic societies, cultural groups, sports clubs, political action and special-interest groups.
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BECOME PART OF OUR STUDENT ORGANIZATIONS
A large part of the Hiram experience is being an active member of the family. How can you do that? Well, it simple! Become part of one or more of our clubs and organizations.
PHI BETA KAPPA
Hiram is one of only 10% of colleges and universities to be awarded a Phi Beta Kappa chapter, the oldest and most prestigious academic honor society in the United States. Learn more about Phi Beta Kappa.
Omicron Delta Kappa
The Hiram College Circle of Omicron Delta Kappa, or O∆K, celebrates leaders on campus, from students to faculty and beyond. Learn More.
New sorority on campus focused on positive relationships and philanthropy. It is our goal to become a supportive community for each other and Hiram College.
The purpose of the Black Student Union (BSU) is to be the gateway between black culture and our members. We are there as a support system for the black community on this campus. We strive to bring positivity and education to the students involved in our organization.
One of BSU’s most well-known events is their fashion show. The fashion show gives students the opportunity to demonstrate their individuality through fashion.
Hiram College’s Chemistry Club is an affiliate of the American Chemical Society (ACS). ACS’s mission is to advance the broader chemistry enterprise and its practitioners for the benefit of Earth and its people. There are a variety of resources provided by the ACS. Hiram’s ACS Student Chapter is a group for anyone with interest in the field of chemistry, regardless of major. Activities include bringing speakers to campus, internship workshops for those interested in research, preparing for graduate school in the physical sciences, and several holiday-related crafts. Everyone interested is encouraged to attend.
Please contact Carol Kercher for information regarding the ACS Student Chapter.
The purpose of this club is to promote the opportunity and fun provided by computer based events.
The purpose of Dance Team is to promote school spirit through the art of dance, and allow any student with an interest in dancing to have the opportunity to do so. We perform at sports games and campus events, including the Homecoming football game. As a jazz-based team, we learn and improve our skills in various jumps and turns in preparation for new choreography.
Hiram College’s Dungeons & Dragons Club (D&D Club for short) is an organization dedicated to playing Dungeons & Dragons, a role-playing tabletop fantasy game. Meetings are held weekly, during which students will participate in a series of planned campaigns designed by other students. We strive to provide a fun creative outlet for all interested students and active members. Any student is welcome; no prior knowledge is needed or required.
The purpose of the education club is to promote the welfare and ongoing education of both children and adults to coordinate and facilitate ongoing one-time educational programs for Hiram students, and to work cooperatively with others organizations on campus or at other colleges and universities to provide opportunities for conferences, speakers and community service in the area of education.
The EAC is an organization on this college campus where environmentally aware students can find opportunities to spread their knowledge and beliefs with others. Each event will seek to find opportunities to emphasize the importance of the Earth and its creatures.
The purpose of this organization shall be to encourage, as well as, promote the education of and understanding of good horsemanship and equine education. Though no member is obligated to compete, members of this team will be encouraged to work hard physically and mentally while creating a sense of community. This club’s members are representatives of Hiram College in show/competition. This group is very diverse, and open to students who are ready to learn. Equine lovers, no matter the background, should have equal opportunity to learn how to ride.
The Feminist Society is a community dedicated to raising awareness of and discussing issues that predominantly affect women. It exists to create a space for discussion of personal, local, campus-wide, and even global women’s issues.
Hiram Women’s Lacrosse is established to bring students together with the common interest of lacrosse. This club will give women the opportunity to play the sport that is currently only available to men at Hiram.
The purpose of this chapter shall be to provide opportunities for students with an accounting major or minor and/or for students with an interest in accounting to learn the different roles of accounting in organizations while networking with professionals in a variety of settings.
This club is meant to help students who have a passion for exercise and healthcare. We want to have events in the coming year educating the youth about exercise and nutrition. Continuing to work with the faculty and staff fitness program and expand it even more. Also offer random days each month or students will be in the weight room for people to drop in and learn how to use equipment if they are uncomfortable exercising on their own. We also want to take more students to conferences where they can learn more about their future professions and meet the professionals in their field.
IF strives to promote cultural diversity within the Hiram community. Our members come from a variety of different cultural and religious backgrounds and are able to educate the Hiram community by using personal narratives. We organize one of the biggest events on campus called the Intercultural dinner and talent show, which provides students with an opportunity to interact with people from various backgrounds.
To prepare pre-health students for their future careers as health care professionals through a series of discussions, speakers, volunteering experiences, and off campus events.
Medicus is a group of students interested exploring the allied health field as a career and serves to promote the field of medicine in the Hiram community. It brings speakers to campus and sponsors trips to hospitals, medical schools and other programs in order to view first-hand the options associated with the health field.
Overbooked is Hiram College’s official book club, where bookworms of all types gather to read a variety of books from all genres. This organization strives to give students a place where they can read in peace and find others who share their love of literature. Members of Overbooked learn how to discuss themes, imagery, character development, cliches, and more. Literary-themed events and meetings will be held throughout the year for members of the club. Overbooked is accepting to all students regardless of reading level or how often they read.
Photography Club is a safe haven in a place of learning for those interested in digital art. This club will provide students with a place to express their photography or videography as well as a place to learn about the art form.
PRYSM aims to create a safe space on campus where all LGBTQIA+ individuals feel welcome to share their experiences, mingle with other like-minded individuals, and to celebrate their identity both through club meetings and larger campus events. PRYSM represents lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, questioning, intersex, asexual, and all those who fall under the “queer” umbrella on campus.
Relay for Life is an organization that fundraises for the American Cancer Society.
State Borders’s purpose is to not only provide a welcoming, family-oriented environment on campus for out-of-state students, but to also connect out-of-state students with alumni from their respective homes in order to give them access to job opportunities, internships, and other resources.
Student Senate is the representative body that reaches out to students to address their concerns of Hiram College. However, we also are the institution that takes it upon ourselves to find out the facts and to help solve or provoke serious conversations about these issues.
Sustainable Development Committee is an organization that strives to make policy and operations at Hiram College more sustainable. We focus on reducing waste, collecting data, and building inclusive communities that foster social justice and inclusion. SDC members carry out the compost program on campus, perform waste audits, meet with administration, and create additional sustainable programs on Hiram College’s campus.
The Terrier Activities Board (TAB) is the campus activities programming board at Hiram College that provides a variety of educational, social, recreational and cultural programs. TAB members are dedicated to the college and work hard to present diverse activities for the whole campus community to enjoy. TAB events are free for all traditional and include large events such as Homecoming and SpringFest. Their purpose is to bring entertainment to the campus. This will bring fun activities to students, making their college experience memorable.
Theatre Guild strives to do a varied amount of performing arts activities that anyone can be involved in. Our goal is to be an active and fun arts group that welcomes people with open arms. The Hiram College Theatre is an organization that serves to enrich, promote, and teach the students and faculty of Hiram College through performance and script.
The purpose of The Net is to establish and advance witnessing communities of students and faculty who follow Jesus as Savior and Lord: growing in love for God, God’s Word, God’s people of every ethnicity and culture and God’s purposes in the world; to provide opportunities and a means by which all students can learn about and grow in the teachings of Christianity.
We are all people who enjoy playing a variety of card games including: Magic the Gathering, Yu-gi-oh, Pokémon, Hearthstone, etc. This club was created in an effort to join people of like interests and to give them a place to play that isn’t far out of reach. Most people who play these games must go to card shops for events and such, many of which are not close to Hiram and so this is a way people who do and don’t have cars can come together and laugh while enjoying playing the games they love.
The purpose is to create an organization which will provide students with answers to the process of getting into a college of veterinary medicine by gathering information on the admissions process, tuition, financial aid, and the strengths a particular college might have.
To provide a recommended curriculum a newly entering student may follow. This curriculum will not only include academics but also the many other requirements a student needs to achieve before applying, such as internships, veterinarian experience, volunteering, etc.
To provide members with a chance to experience what the field is all about through field trips and guest lecturers. To build up a reference library from which all members may research to find internship and job opportunities in the many areas veterinary medicine has to offer.
To create an area where students who share the same feelings and goals can express those feelings and get answers as well as understanding to their problems.
Writers in Residence operates under the mission of a statewide non-profit organization by the same name. Through our club a cohort of trained Hiram College students will teach creative writing workshops at the Portage County Juvenile Detention Center. These workshops will take place once a week and over the course of 11 weeks. The Hiram mentors will foster genuine, long-lasting relationships with the residents; and free the voices of incarcerated through the distribution and showcase of their creative writing in our published chapbooks shared with the community. Writers in Residence works toward increasing the residents’ literacy levels and reducing their recidivism rates through creative expression and constructive reflection. We hope that this disrupts the residents’ thinking to create change within themselves and the community’s thinking about the juvenile population whose human dignity deserves recognition.