Student Clubs and Organizations

Accounting and Finance Club aims to further develop a deeper understanding of the Accounting and Finance profession in the real world. This is achieved through guest speakers within the profession and other types of networking opportunities.

Contact Daniel Travis for more information.
Advisor: Amy Washo

The purpose of this organization is to provide an opportunity for students of Marywood University to experience faculty and staff’s faith story or journey in an open discussion about faith.

Advisor: Sr. Rachel Terry

Social Work Honor Society

Alpha Delta Mu is a national social work honor society. Colleges and universities with Alpha Delta Mu chapters must hold accreditation from regional and national organizations recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation and must offer degrees at baccalaureate or higher levels in social work and maintain program accreditation from the Council on Social Work Education.

APO is a National Theatre Honor Society for participants in collegiate theatre. It began in the early 20th century as a result of the growing interest in dramatic arts among colleges and universities throughout America, with the aim of encouraging dramatic production at every step in a person’s academic career. APO has enjoyed continuous national growth and, with over 600 casts, is the largest national honor society in America.

A group of young ladies who created a sorority based on service for the future of not only us, but our future generations. We come together, not as peers but as sisters, to performs such tasks. Sisterhood is where individuals from different backgrounds come together and become sisters for life. It's a life changing experience that will not only benefit those we are helping, but also ourselves, in hopes that these young ladies will turn into strong and independent women. Alpha Sigma Psi will be the next milestone in our life, opening new doors and creating opportunities.

Alpha Sigma Psi, a local sorority, was founded and recognized as student organization in 2013. This sorority was founded on the basis of service for current members and that of future generations. The organization believes that sisterhood is a place where individuals from different backgrounds come together and become sisters for life, with the goal of turning young ladies into strong and independent women.

Philanthropy and Service
The sisters of Alpha Sigma Psi work with children through various organizations and maintain the view that they can make a difference in the world through the lives of children. Alpha’s main foundations include the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital and Ronald McDonald House Charities. Alpha Sigma Psi is service-oriented and has made it a practice to contribute time to any local foundation and any service projects taking place at Marywood University.

Recruitment Schedule

Annual Dues are required. It is important that you ask about costs during the recruitment period to ensure that you fully understand the financial obligations of membership.

Membership: $100/academic year.

Alpha Sigma Psi Non-Discrimination Policy
It is the policy of Alpha Sigma Psi to ensure equal recruitment opportunity without discrimination or harassment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, marital status, citizenship, genetic information, or other characteristics protected by law. Alpha Sigma Psi prohibits any such discrimination or harassment.

Contact Emilee DeMarco for more information.

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Alpha Zeta Psi is Marywood's chapter of Alpha Psi Omega, the national Theatre Honor Society. Alpha Psi Omega was organized in the 1920's as a Theatre Honor Society for the purpose of providing acknowledgement to those demonstrating a high standard of accomplishment in Theatre.


According to its website, the Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA) is the foremost organization for students interested in public relations and communications. The Marywood Chapter of the Public Relations Student Society of America allows students of any major to obtain hands-on learning about public relations, engage with like-minded students, and experience events that are relevant to this dynamic industry.
AAF is only professional association that binds together the mutual interests of corporate advertisers, advertising agencies, media companies, suppliers and academia.
Contact Autumn Bohner for more information.
Advisor: JuneAnn Greco

The American Institute of Architecture Students consists of, but is not limited to, architecture and interior architecture/design students. Members gain access to the latest design developments, network with peers and professionals, and receive information that is helpful in the process of becoming a licensed architect.

Contact Sara Sterchak for more information.
Advisor: Jeff Richards

A club that aims to give Marywood students an opportunity to take a firm grasp on their fine arts education and steer it in a more comfortable, fun, direction. Full of projects and trips we hope to open the minds of those dabbling in art history to the true expanse of the subject. 

Contact Kaitlin Jensen for more information.
Advisor: Dr. Christia Irwin

ASL Club works to provide formal education of sign language and deaf awareness within our community.

Contact Chelsea Hutnick for more information.
Advisor: Tara Pagotto

The Association of Neuropsychology Students in Training (ANST) is an interest group open to all levels of students. The purpose of ANST is to provide information, and access to resources for trainees interested in clinical neuropsychology. Neuropsychology is a specialty area within psychology that involves understanding and assessing brain-behavior relationships. ANST is devoted to conducting clinical research, providing our students with hands-on experience, and keeping informed of current literature. ANST is a great opportunity for professional networking.
ANST is a student subgroup of Division 40 (Society for Clinical Neuropsychology) of the American Psychological Association (APA). You do not have to be a member of APA to join, but it is highly recommended!

Contact Amanda Battle for more information.
Advisor: Dr. Brooke Cannon

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The purpose of the Marywood Aviators is to provide pilots and other aviation enthusiasts with more knowledge of the industry.

Contact Amelia Swenski for more information.
Advisor: Captain Joseph McDonald

The Biology & Chemistry Club serves as a forum for social activities, networking possibilities, studying/research opportunities, and exciting excursions for all science majors. The Biology & Chemistry Club aims to stimulate interest in both the pure and applied sciences at college and community levels and acts on behalf of science students in campus-wide student government/club activities. Students of all majors are invited to join!

Contact Katlyn Rash for more information.
Advisor: Deanne Garver

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Our plan with Birditure is to elevate the Marywood campus by building homes for local birds.  We will explore the different needs; such as entry size and dimensions of every species that frequent our area.  Designs will then be created to meet their requirements, which is similar to what an architect would do for their client.

Contact Co-presidents are Lois Downing and Alyssa Lopez for more information.
Advisor: Thomas A. Gongliewski

Marywood BOLD is focused on providing you with resources that will develop strong leadership skills, create new opportunities, and help you stand out in your field.

Contact Jake Jacobs for more information.
Advisor: Dr. Monica Law

The goals of this organization are to provide a forum through which social work majors can broaden and enrich their knowledge base, as it relates to social work education and practice; to function in a liaison capacity with the School of Social Work; to provide active voluntary service in various community organizations; and to provide student input into the policies, curriculum, and other educational endeavors of the Bachelor of Social Work Program.

Contact Madison Cairns for more information.
Advisor: Kielty Turner

The Marywood University Chamber Singers, an ensemble of about 20-25 singers, is featured on an annual PBS broadcast and has performed on music series throughout the northeastern United States. Recent concert venues have included St. Francis of Assisi Cathedral in New Jersey, First Church and Faneuil Hall in Boston, Yale University’s Marquand Chapel, Notre Dame Basilica in Montreal, and St. Patrick’s Cathedral in New York, as well as several locales in California, Florida, and Georgia. The group was one of eight finalists across the United States for the 2012 American Prize in Choral Performance, and a featured choir at the 2018 American Choral Directors Association Pennsylvania Conference.

Contact Rick Hoffenberg for more information.

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This squad cheers at all home basketball games and several select away games for both the men's and women's sports. Cheers include on-court activities as well as half-time dance routines. Tryouts occur each fall and are open to all students. Team members must be in good academic standing.

Contact Ahjhanae Speight for more information.
Advisor: Brooke Newhart

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The mission of the Chess club is to provide a way for students to play chess, teach basic rules and tactics and to compete in various chess tournaments.

Advisor: Dr. Bruce Wisenburn

Athletic's Honor Society

Chi Alpha Sigma is the first, and only, nonprofit organization that was established to recognize college student-athletes who excel both on and off the field of competition. Founded in 1996 by then DePauw University head football coach, Nick Mourouzis, Chi Alpha Sigma continues to provide outstanding student-athletes with an opportunity to become connected within a fraternal association that aligns their educational and athletic successes for a lifetime.

Chi Alpha Sigma Inducts 29 into Fourth Class

Chi Sigma Iota is an international honor society that values academic and professional excellence in counseling. We promote a strong professional identity through members (professional counselors, counselor educators, and students) who contribute to the realization of a healthy society by fostering wellness and human dignity.

Our mission is to promote scholarship, research, professionalism, leadership, advocacy, and excellence in counseling, and to recognize high attainment in the pursuit of academic and clinical excellence in the profession of counseling.

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The purpose of the Pi Chapter of Chi Sigma Iota is to promote and recognize exemplary attainment in the study and practice of counseling. Students enrolled in Counseling programs leading to graduate degrees are eligible for membership. Students must have attained a QPA of 3.5 on a 4.0 scale and must have completed a minimum of 9 credits in Counseling. Faculty, alumni, and professional counselors who have given evidence of distinguished scholarship and professional service are also eligible.

Membership in Chi Sigma Iota can make a valuable contribution to your professional development. Membership involves you in a network of professionals who ascribe to high standards of scholarship and practice. Local chapters encourage these aspirations through speakers, programs, and awards. The international headquarters of this organization also provides leadership through a variety of activities including a newsletter, member and chapter roster maintenance, annual recognition awards, support services to chapters, and an annual meeting.

The Marywood Pi Chapter of Chi Sigma Iota meets monthly and is extremely active in professional leadership and community service.

Contact Ryan Samsell for more information.
Advisor: Dr. Nellie Scanlon

The CMYKlub at Marywood University aims at providing students with a place to share ideas on artistic design in a modern world. The club works collectively to expand knowledge in realms of color, shape, line, composition, typography, photo manipulation, advertisement, and other various areas of design. The club also prepares students for entry-level work and aids them in portfolio layouts, social networking, gallery work, clientele and other company related agencies. The CMYKlub is open to graphic design majors and minors. Members of the CMYKlub become student members of AAF Northeast Pennsylvania, our local advertising club, and have the opportunity to compete in the ADDY Awards. Join the CMYKlub to build your portfolio, attend presentations by visiting artists, and perform pro-bono work.

Contact Stephanie Golden for more information.
Advisor: Christine Medley

Concert Choir is a large chorus that brings together music majors, non-majors, faculty, and community members. The Choir's repertoire ranges from a cappella motets to orchestral masterworks. Recent performances have included Orff’s Carmina Burana, Brahms's Requiem, Mozart's Requiem, and Beethoven's Symphony No. 9, all in collaboration with the Northeast Pennsylvania Philharmonic Orchestra. The Choir has also recently sung the Verdi Requiem, Rachmaninoff Vespers, and Beethoven Missa Solemnis. Concert Choir has been featured on PBS Christmas season broadcasts throughout Northeast Pennsylvania. A brief hearing is required for admittance into the ensemble.

Contact Rick Hoffenberg for more information.

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The Marywood University Criminal Justice Club is a student-run organization open to all current Marywood students, including non-criminal justice majors. The mission of the group is to promote students’ interest in the field of criminal justice and to support students’ academic, professional, and personal development. Our goal is to expand knowledge and awareness of criminal justice issues through engaging and fun activities including field trips, guest speakers, hands-on scenarios, and monthly meetings.

The Criminal Justice Club is an excellent way to network with fellow students and expand your extracurricular involvement here at Marywood.

Contact Kristie Epler for more information.
Advisor: Dr. Seffrin

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The team performs at half time at home basketball games, regional community events, and also campus sponsored programs. They also perform in a show each semester with several types of dance. Tryouts occur each fall and are open to all students. Team members must be in good academic standing. They are currently coached by Rachel Baldini.

Contact Antonella Scichili for more information.
Advisor: Patrick Joyce

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Personal stories of God at work in daily life are paired with scripture and discussion, worship, service, and fun.  A great way to meet and make new friends! Sunday evenings in the Swartz Center for Spiritual Life. 

Sundays at 8:30pm

Swartz Center, McGowan Community Room


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* Note: Delight Ministries is traditionally a women's only organization, but our Marywood chapter is open to all!

Delta Epsilon Sigma is a National Honors Society for Students, Alumni, and Faculty of Catholic Colleges and Universities. Undergraduate students must be ranked in the top 20 percent of their class; while graduate students must achieve a minimum GPA of a 3.5 on a 4.0 scale. Members must have a record of dedication towards community service and bean active member of their community.

It was founded in 1939 to:

  • recognize academic accomplishments
  • foster scholarly activities
  • encourage a sense of intellectual community among its members

National recognition is accorded through the college or university chapter. The Marywood Chapter, Beta Epsilon, is one of over one hundred college and university chapters. 

Contact Dr. Aaron Simmons for more information.

Delta Mu Delta is an international honor society that recognizes and rewards the scholastic achievements of business administration students. When business students at Marywood are inducted into the Iota Lambda Chapter, they become members of Delta Mu Delta.

Iota Lambda Chapter, Delta Mu Delta is the national honor society for undergraduate and graduate students in business administration. Delta Mu Delta promotes scholarship in business subjects and and recognizes and rewards scholastic achievements.

The name Delta Mu Delta signifies through knowledge, power. This power is not uncontrolled aggression, but the power to manage for social and economic good. Delta Mu Delta membership is a lifetime achievement. It's the highest national recognition a business student can earn.

Contact George Marcnieck for more information.

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The Food Recovery Network is a student based movement aimed to fight hunger nationwide. This club was established at Marywood University in the spring semester of 2017 and is a great opportunity for students to get involved on campus as well as in their surrounding community, all while making a difference in the lives of others. FRN's motto, "Fighting Waste, Feeding People", serves as a foundation for the goals and accomplishments Food Recovery Network volunteers conquer daily. Marywood's FRN also collaborates with numerous clubs on campus by providing an outlet for their members to complete community service hours.

Contact Meghan Gerrity for more information.
Advisor: Sr. John Michele Southwick

The purpose of this club/organization is to provide an opportunity for students of Marywood University to engage in a healthier campus community through the participation in events and activities that promote nutrition, wellness and stress management. Fruved (for short) stands for FRUits and VEgetables and is a nation-wide movement that originated as a USDA grant-funded intervention/control study at eight universities across the country.

Contact Olivia Bressler for more information.
Advisor: Jessica Bodzio

The Global Unity Club was created to promote social diversity, inform and promote an understanding and respect of cultures around the world, and bring people of all walks of life closer together. This club strives to create a sense of unity in our interdependent world and provide a more visible and viable ethnic community and exchange within Marywood University’s student body. This club and its members will be involved in projects that facilitate sharing and understanding among different cultures. Membership is open to all students. We hereby unite in a Global Unity Club and establish this in our Constitution.

Contact Michelle Torres for more information.
Advisor: Dr. Lia Palmiter

Graduate Student Council is a student-run governing body that advocates for Marywood graduate students. GSC members sit on various university committees, provide conference funding for graduate students, host various social events throughout the year, and advocate for graduate student needs.

Check out our website to learn more!

Contact Michael Kalage for more information.

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The Gymnastics Club is a club for anyone with an interest in gymnastics! It is non-competitive and just for fun, and no experience is necessary to join.  We plan to meet once a week to work out and do gymnastics, alternating between the Marywood gym and a nearby gymnastics facility.  Other activities of the club include watching gymnastics competitions on TV and taking bus trips to watch live professional gymnastics meets.

Contact Jessica Defranco and Gabby Muschello for more information.

Marywood University Health Professions Society does its part to build a spirit of cooperation, a spirit that is becoming ever more necessary in the medical profession, by encouraging the medical professionals of tomorrow to work together today.  The MUHPS supports and encourages the students of Marywood University in their endeavors to enter the health care field as physicians, dentists, podiatrists, optometrists, chiropractors, biotechnologists and researchers.  MUHPS provides network support for students by raising awareness of the current events in healthcare; organizes visits by guest speakers from medical schools, and graduate schools; offers MCAT strategy sessions, mentorship, volunteering programs,  career options, and other special events.

"Help us make this YOUR organization"

Anyone who is interested in the field of medicine can join!

Contact Colleen Lamagna for more information.
Advisor: Dr. Lisa Antoniacci

Sigma Pi Mu. The purpose of this organization is to promote and satisfy, among students, an interest in history and the social sciences.

Contact Deanna Charpentier for more information.
Advisor: Adam Shprintzen

The Honors Program Club creates a community among students interested in an honors enriched education. Students from all majors who are dedicated to academic excellence are welcomed to come together and socialize with one another through engaging activities and volunteer services.

Contact Arianna Sexton for more information.
Advisor: Dr. Erin Sadlack

Improv Beyond is the one and only improvisational group at Marywood! Open to all students, we play short and long form games. Meet ups are once a week and we have one large performance each semester! We have also performed at the Vintage Theatre and events around campus!

Contact Matthew Murphy for more information.
Advisor: Heather Stuart

Industrial Organizational Psychology combines the fields of business and psychology. I/O Psych Club is for students interested in learning more about the field. If you want to learn about a degree in I/O psych, and educate yourself on the program offered at Marywood, join our club. As a member you will be able to attend conferences and community service events related to I/O psych. This club will provide opportunities for networking with peers and professionals in related fields, which will benefit you as you prepare for the future.

Contact Cara Pohida for more information.
Advisor: Dr. Edward Crawley

The Integrated Math and Computer Science Club, iMacs, promotes mathematics and computer science in the community. Each year, its members participate in many on- and off-campus events. This organization is open to all students interested in promoting the opportunities and goals of mathematics. The club sponsors a mathematics contest for area high school students, field trips, and attendance at professional meetings.

Professional Conferences

We usually attend the regional or national meeting of NCTM (National Council of Teachers of Mathematics), the PCTM (Pennsylvania Council of Teachers of Mathematics), or the MAA (Mathematical Association of America) national conference.

Moravian Student Mathematics Conference

Members attend the annual Moravian Student Mathematics Conference, where undergraduate students present independent research. Marywood math majors often make presentations at this conference. You can find our list of past research on our Student Research page.

The Math Club hosts Marywood's annual High School Math Contest. The contest consists of two 40-problem tests created by Math Club members under faculty supervision. Prizes are awarded for the top three scorers at each level.


  • President:  Chris Williams
  • Vice-President:  Steven Catizone
  • Treasurer:  Heather Kwolek
  • Secretary:  Cody Dosch
  • P.R. Officer:  Jesse Doyle
  • Faculty Advisor: Dr. Dhanapati Adhikari 
Contact Chris Williams for more information.
Advisor: Dr. Dhanabati Adhikari

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The purpose of this club/organization is to provide an environment for the development and exchange of knowledge among students, educators, administration and design professionals.

Advisor: Stephen Garrison

The Jazz Education Network (JEN) is Marywood University’s first Jazz-based club. The club is for anyone with an interest in playing, listening, and learning more about jazz. There will be many great opportunities with this club such as attending the JEN National Conference each January, to learn and train with some of the best artists from the area and nationally. Explore deeper concepts of jazz and develop connections and relationships that will last a lifetime!

Contact Adam Jonkman for more information.
Advisor: Steve Kurilla

International Education Honor Society, Rho Pi Chapter works in conjunction with the Pennsylvania State Educators Association (PSEA) Club. Kappa Delta Pi claims over 600 chapters across North America and 45,000 total members. Invitations to join are based on academic achievement, a commitment to education as a career, and a professional attitude which assures the members steady growth in the field of education.

Invitation to membership in Rho PI Chapter at Marywood University is dependent upon fulfillment of the following qualifications without regard to race, age, color religion, sex or handicapping condition.


  • No less than final term sophomore standing (the equivalent of at least 50 semester hours earned by the end of the term prior to the time of initiation).
  • A grade point average not less than 3.33 out of 4.0, based upon the total previous collegiate record of the student.
  • At least twelve (12) semester hours of Professional Education courses completed, in progress, or programmed.
  • Demonstration of worthy educational ideals.
  • Expression of the intention to continue in the field of education (except for honorary membership).
  • Manifestation of desirable personal goals.
  • Evidence of leadership attribute.

Faculty Moderator: Dr. Sandra Pesavento ( 

Professional Development Points Collector: Ashley Kempa ( 

2020 Inductees: Alexandria Borgia, Mariah Browning, McKensie Curnow, Taylor Davis, Samantha Frisbie, Bianca Gifford, Thomas Krause, Kaitlyn Lacey, Kaylee Longo, Alexis Maroney, Alexis Osborne, Arianna Sexton, Julianne Shino, Kayla Wolthoff, Taylor Yacuboski, Casey Zielinski

2019 Inductees: Jessica L. Casey, Kerrie A. Fitzsimmons, Samantha Haack, Deena Haroun Mahdavi, Sara Marshall, Olivia Rainey, Caitlin M. Reilly, Megan Salter, Emily Jean Theobold, Taylor Thomas, Lisa Ann Greco Zakreski


Contact Mrs. Chris Fryer for more information.

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National Catholic College Graduate Honor Society.  The purpose of the Kappa Gamma Pi Society is to strive for a high standard of personal Christian excellence, service, and scholarship among members; to encourage individual and group initiative and participation in local and national church and secular affairs; and to awaken a spirit of Christian leadership among the undergraduates of Kappa affiliated colleges and universities.

Contact Ann O'Brien for more information.

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National Mathematics Honor Society. Its chapters are located in colleges and universities of recognized standing which offer a strong mathematics major.KME has over 80,000 members in about 150 chapters in 35 states.

Contact Dr. Craig Johnson for more information.

National Honor Society for the Human Sciences acknowledges undergraduate and graduate students who have shown outstanding dedication to their Nutrition and Dietetics course work. Our vision includes lifelong opportunities for professional and personal growth through networking, education and service. Kappa Omicron Nu is proud to be a certified member of the Association of College Honor Societies (ACHS). The mission of ACHS is to build a cohesive community of national and international honor societies, individually and collaboratively exhibiting excellence in scholarship, service, programs and governance. Only non-profit honor societies may become member of ACHS.

The purpose of Club Kidstuff is to provide an opportunity for Marywood students to serve children from local agencies. Students plan and facilitate an annual campus wide service event during the spring semester. This event brings children from local organizations of Lackawanna county to campus for a day of activities, games, entertainment, and fun. During the fall semester we will brainstorm for the event and delegate committees within the club. During the spring semester, we begin organizing and preparing for our event. Club members have the opportunity to gain leadership, organizational, and professional skills planning an amazing service event that benefits both our local community and the Marywood community.

Contact Thomas Flynn for more information.
Advisor: Ann O'Brien

National Communication Association Honor Society, Rho Tau Chapter

Lambda Pi Eta (LPH) is the National Communication Association’s official honor society at four-year colleges and universities. LPH has more than 500 active chapters at four-year colleges and universities nationwide.

Contact Dr. Michael Mirabito for more information.

The Literature and Languages club is a community of students interested in the recreational advantages of literature, writing and foreign languages. The club provides an outlet for creative writing, book discussion and opportunities to promote the art of language in the community. Founded with the intention to expand on cultural understanding of literature, the club strides to make those interested in English, literature, and foreign languages accessible to every and all majors.

Contact Amanda Duncklee for more information.
Advisor: Dr. Erin Sadlack

Love Your Melon is an apparel brand run by college students across the country on a mission to give a hat to every child battling cancer in America.

Contact Beth Ulicny for more information.
Advisor: Michael Kalage

The Marketing Club looks to further develop and create deeper understanding of the marketing profession in the real world. The Marketing Club looks to achieve this through volunteer work within the Marywood and local community as well as guest speakers, fundraising, and network opportunities throughout the semester.

Advisor: Dr. Kerimcan Ozcan

We coordinate extra-curricular events for Marywood's undergraduate students. MAC hosts activities during the day, at night, and on weekends to accommodate both residents and commuter students.

MAC hosts a variety of programs: 

  • Trivia & Game Shows
  • Drive-in Movies
  • Bonfires 
  • Flapjack Fest
  • Homecoming Formal
  • Off-Campus Trips including Whitewater Rafting, NYC, and Dorney Park!
  • And so much MORE!

MAC's events are funded by student activities fees, so almost all events are at no additional cost to Marywood undergraduate students.

For more information on MAC and the events we sponsor, check out our social media pages on Facebook and Instagram!

Marywood Activities Council is a group of undergraduate students who host all of the small and large events on Marywood's campus. They sponsor events such as BINGO, bonfires, Murder Mystery dinners, bus trips, Homecoming Formal, Marywood Madness school spirit rally, Spring Fling, Flapjack Fest, and much more!

Marywood Activities Council meets every Wednesday at 3pm in LC 331/337

Email if you would like the link to join.

Advisor: Haleigh Zurek

US Army LogoThe Reserve Officers' Training Corps (ROTC) are a group of college-based officer training programs for training commissioned officers of the United States Armed Forces.

Marywood University offers students the opportunity to participate in Army ROTC through a partnership with the Northeastern Pennsylvania Army Reserve Officer Training Corps’ Royal Warrior Battalion located nearby at The University of Scranton. The primary objective of the Reserve Officer Training Program is to develop leadership capabilities in all students and to train future officers for the active Army, US Army Reserve, Army National Guard, and leaders for the country. The Royal Warrior Battalion continually ranks in the top 10% of all ROTC programs nationwide. The Battalion has recently celebrated seventy years of commissioning outstanding officers for the Army. The Army ROTC program can be tailored to fit almost any student’s schedule, particularly in the freshman and sophomore years.

Military Science instruction is offered to Marywood students at The University of Scranton with two, three, and four-year programs leading to a commission as an officer in one of the three components of the United States Army. Any Marywood University student may participate in any basic Army ROTC course without cost or obligation for the first two years. To be commissioned as a Second Lieutenant, students must pass a physical examination and complete at least the final two years of the ROTC program of Military Science courses. Students normally take one course per semester during their normal four-year course of study, although there are numerous options to meet each student’s academic needs. All students receiving ROTC scholarships as well as sophomores, juniors, and seniors who are contracted with the Army receive a tax-free monthly stipend of $420 a month to cover living expenses. The stipend is paid directly to the student each month that they are in school or participating in Army ROTC summer training.

The Army ROTC Department provides all uniforms, equipment, and textbooks required for the classes. In addition to the academic classes, students may also participate on a voluntary basis in many additional training opportunities such as physical training and hands-on equipment training each week. Each semester there is a military social event and at least one-weekend training session that includes such events as military marksmanship, cross-country orienteering, military rappelling, leadership application courses, and obstacle/confidence courses. During breaks and vacations, students can volunteer for active Army training such as military parachute operations, helicopter operations, military mountain climbing, and training with active army units in the United States and overseas. There are also numerous opportunities for academic internships with state and federal agencies through Army ROTC. Army ROTC also offers language and cultural immersion programs offering incentives for language classes taken on campus as well as funded study abroad and summer foreign exchange internships to thirty countries. All Army-sponsored training is cost-free to the student, and students are paid for some summer training courses.

The ROTC program consists of two programs, the basic courses normally taken during the freshman and sophomore years consisting of MS 101/102, MS 201/202, and MS 111L/112L. The advanced courses normally taken during the junior and senior years consist of MS 301/302, MS 401/402, and MS 131/132. Students who have completed basic training in any U.S. service may qualify for placement in the advanced course depending on their university academic standing. Additionally, students who have not completed the ROTC basic course may qualify for the advanced course by attending a paid four-week long basic leadership training course (ROTC Basic Camp) conducted each summer at Fort Knox, Kentucky. Incoming freshmen, transfer students, and all enrolled Marywood University students can compete for one- to four-year ROTC scholarships that pay full tuition and fees regardless of cost and $1,200 per year for books in addition to the monthly stipend. The Army will commission successful graduates as a Second lieutenant (2LT) with a starting salary of over $42,000 per year plus housing allowance, food allowance, and medical and dental benefits, as well as 30 days paid vacation per year. For more information on the Army ROTC program at Marywood University contact the Army ROTC Department at (570) 299-0737 or (978) 815-4039.

Contact Kwaku Dokyi for more information.
Advisor: MSG Jeremiah Larson

The Marywood Players is the only official student-run theatre club on campus. Students have opportunities to be involved both onstage and backstage in faculty-directed mainstage productions, as well as student-directed workshops and showcases in the Black Box Theatre. We work closely with the Theatre Program but students of all majors are welcome to join our ensemble. If you are an actor, technician, or theatre enthusiast this is the club for you!

Contact Mason Marie Clark for more information.
Advisor: Timothy Pyles

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MUSATA is composed of graduate and undergraduate art therapy students with the support of the Marywood art therapy faculty. The main purpose of this group is to network, share personal, artistic, educational, and overall professional growth opportunities. This group strives to promote art therapy as a means of life improvement. MUSATA seeks out volunteer opportunities so that its members can gain experience with a variety of populations while lending a helping hand in accordance with Marywood's curricular goal of service learning. 

Contact Victoria White for more information.
Advisor: Stephanie Wise

Marywood University Student Educators provides an opportunity for the students of Marywood University to be involved in the education department through educational activities within the local and surrounding communities. Students who take part of this club will have multitude of opportunities for professional growth. We will provide opportunities for students to take part of professional organizations, as well as providing opportunities for networking between students, faculty, and community members. MUSE is comprised of the Pennsylvania State Educators Association (PSEA), the Council for Exceptional Children (CEC), Kappa Delta Pi, and Sigma Pi Epsilon Delta.

Contact Bianca Gifford for more information.
Advisor: Dr. Sandra Pesavento

The Marywood University Music Education Club is a club that is open to anyone who is interested in supporting the field of music education in today's society. Inside this club is the Marywood Chapter of NAFME (The National Association For Music Education) which is an organization open to only Music Education Majors within this club. Members of the club support the growth of Music Education on and off campus through a variety of events.

Contact Adam Jonkman for more information.
Advisor: Sr. Joan McCusker

This organization provides music therapy majors with opportunities for personal growth and professional leadership. The Music Therapy Club sponsors on-campus workshops, conducts fundraisers to facilitate regional and national conference attendance. The organization holds events to advocate for music therapy to increase awareness on campus, in addition to looking for opportunities to volunteer our time and talents.

Contact Rocco Roguskie for more information.
Advisor: Dr. Eun Sil Suh

The Outdoors Club provides an opportunity to enjoy various trips in the outdoors as well as a chance to get off campus, meet like-minded people, and make memories. This includes, but is not limited to; hiking, backpacking, camping, and fishing. The members of the club will learn basic camping skills, cooking on the trail, fire building, and other related techniques. Students with all levels of experience are welcome to join us.

Contact Charley Tringali for more information.
Advisor: Brian Piatak

Peers On Wellness (POW!) is a peer education group on the campus of Marywood University. They focus on topics including stress management, sexual assault, healthy relationships, body acceptance, and alcohol awareness. POW! is most know for their stress busters that take place throughout the semesters. They also do our reach programs by presenting at local schools and organizations along with passive programing that students can see throughout campus.

Contact Mia Kissinger for more information.
Advisor: Brandice Ricciardi

Founded in 1947, this professional association is dedicated to helping bring quality art education to people of all ages and to strengthen art's place within elementary and secondary schools' curriculum. The Pennsylvania Art Education Association actively supports and promotes visual art education through professional development, leadership, and service.

Contact TiffanyMarie Guzzo for more information.
Advisor: Ann Marie Caselgrande

PSEA is a statewide organization which gives education students the opportunity to connect and network with other education students. PSEA is dedicated to service, driven towards working with the youth in Scranton and surrounding areas. Any education major in Elementary Education, Early Childhood Education, Secondary Education, and Special Education can enroll in PSEA through the PSEA website. Students can expect to meet twice a month; along with other organizations on campus, Kappa Delta Pi and Student Council for Exceptional Children; to plan events and discuss pertinent information within the department.

The PSEA aims to provide educational and social experiences of both a formal nature encompassing Marywood and the broader educational community.

The goals of the club include:

  • Develop in the future educator an understanding of and appreciation for the education profession and the role of the professional education association
  • Forward the aims of quality education
  • Stimulate the highest ideals of professional ethics, standards, attitudes, and preparation
  • Incorporate the various branches of the Marywood School of Education into one functioning body
  • Function in a liaison capacity with the Marywood School of Education
  • Perform and support University service activities that promote educational experience
Contact Katie Chowanec for more information.
Advisor: Mrs. Chris Fryer

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Phi Alpha Theta is an American honor society for undergraduate and graduate students and professors of history.

The society has over 400,000 members, with about 9,000 new members joining each year through 970 local chapters.


The Marywood University Iota Sigma chapter of Phi Alpha Theta is always seeking new members.

To join you must have:

  • completed at least four history classes
  • have a 3.1 GPA in all history classes
  • have 3.0 GPA overall


The cost to join Phi Alpha Theta is $80.00 which is a lifetime membership.

Contact Jeremy Rich for more information.

Phi Epsilon Kappa is the National Honor Society for Physical Education, Recreation, Health and Dance, Epsilon Sigma Chapter.  Phi Epsilon Kappa Fraternity is a national professional fraternity for persons engaged in or pursuing careers in physical education, health, recreation, dance, human performance, exercise science, sports medicine and sports management.

Membership is open to any Health & Physical Education student who has completed 12 credits in the major and holds a GPA of between 3.0 and 3.5.

Contact Shelby Yearger for more information.

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Phi Sigma Iota - The International Foreign Language Honor Society

Founded in 1917 at Allegheny College in Pennsylvania, Phi Sigma Iota is the highest academic honor in the field of foreign languages.  Having initiated over 60,000 members since its founding, Phi Sigma Iota recognizes outstanding ability and high standards in the fields of foreign language, literature, and culture, including Classics, Linguistics, Philology, Comparative Literature, Bilingual Education, Second Language Acquisition and ESL.  At an induction ceremony each spring Phi Sigma Iota honors eligible

  • Junior and senior undergraduate students with majors or minors in a foreign language who
    • have at least a B average in their overall college work and all foreign language classes;
    • have completed at least one course at the third-year level; and
    • rank in the highest 35 percent of their class in general scholarship.
  • Graduate students of foreign languages who
    • have completed at least one semester of graduate work;
    • have at least a B plus average in all courses taken; and
    • have attained a high degree of competence in at least one foreign language.
  • Outstanding foreign-language faculty of colleges and universities.

Through Phi Sigma Iota, Marywood University and its Foreign Languages Program promote the benefits of speaking other languages and studying other cultures through coursework as well as internships both in the United States and abroad.    
As a Phi Sigma Iota member, you may choose to wear a gold pin on your graduation robe.

Contact Ann Cerminaro-Costanzi for more information.

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PAA is the Global Honor Society for Public Affairs and Administration. There are over 160 chapters located all around the world. PAA is run by NASPAA: The Global Standard in Public Service Education. Recognizes outstanding scholarship and accomplishment in public affairs and administration.

The MPA at Marywood University hosts a chapter of Pi Alpha Alpha national honor society. The national headquarters of Pi Alpha Alpha is located in Washington, D.C. The office (as well as staff) is shared with the National Association of Schools of Public Affairs and Administration (NASPAA). NASPAA is a professional education association dedicated to the advancement of education, training, and research in public policy and administration. The Association's membership consists of the undergraduate and graduate education programs in public affairs and administration of more than 250 academic institutions in the United States. Affiliated with NASPAA are many federal, state, and local government agencies, university public affairs and administration programs in other nations, and national public interest groups all of whom share a concern for improving the quality of public management.

The national organization of Pi Alpha Alpha is directed by a national president, vice-president, and national council comprised of twelve members elected to four year overlapping terms. The president and vice-president each serve two year terms; the vice-president also serves as president elect and succeeds to the office of president. Officers are elected at the society's biennial meeting, held in the fall of each odd numbered year in conjunction with the Annual Conference of NASPAA. In addition, a national director, appointed by and serving at the pleasure of the national council, provides the society with staff support.


The purposes of this Society shall be to encourage and recognize outstanding scholarship and accomplishment in public affairs and administration, to promote the advancement of education and practice in the art and science of public affairs and administration, and to foster integrity, professionalism and creative performance in the conduct of governmental and related public service activities.


Membership is limited to persons who demonstrate academic achievement in public affairs and administration programs in NASPAA member schools and/or outstanding public service, and who fall within the following classes: student, alumni, faculty, and honorary. All membership is national membership with local chapter affiliation. Candidates for undergraduate degrees who rank in the upper ten percent of their graduating class may be inducted provided that:

(a) They have completed 15 hours of coursework required for the the public affairs or public administration major or its equivalent.

(b) They have maintained an average of 3.5 on a scale of 4.0 in all courses included in the major and at least a 3.0 in all other coursework.

(c) They have met the requirements of (a) and (b) above and are in at least the last semester or quarter of their junior year.

Students who have maintained a GPA of at least 3.7 and have completed at least fifty percent (50%) of the required coursework are eligible to be inducted into Pi Alpha Alpha.

Contact Dr. Alexander Dawoody for more information.

National Social Science Honor Society for Undergraduate Students, Alpha Eta Chapter

Founded in 1924, PGM is the oldest and preeminent interdisciplinary social science honor society. PMG specializes in Undergraduate Students for criminal justice, economics, history, education, human services, international relations, political science, psychology, social philosophy, sociology, and social work. Currently, there are around 150 active chapters in the United States and overseas, Alpha Eta Chapter.

Pi Gamma Mu is the oldest and preeminent honor society in the social sciences.

Our mission is to encourage and recognize superior scholarship in social-science disciplines and to foster cooperation and social service among members while seeking to understand and explain human behavior and social relationships as well as their related problems and issues.

Membership in Pi Gamma Mu is an opportunity to:

  • Enhance your resume
  • Broaden your professional network
  • Gain access to exclusive scholarship opportunities


  • You must be a junior, senior or graduate student
  • Have an overall grade average of "B" or better
  • Completion of 20 hours of credits in social science courses

The cost to join Pi Gamma Mu is $50.00 which is a lifetime membership.

Contact Dr. Adam Shprintzen for more information.

The Zeta Epsilon chapter of Pi Kappa Lambda, the Music honor society, was formed at Marywood in 1987   

Contact Sr. Joan McCusker for more information.

The Pre-Dental Society helps Pre-Dental students gain acceptance into Dental School, through community service to the local Scranton community, opportunities for career shadowing current Dentists, through presentations from Dental School Representatives, and current Dental Students, as well as through ASDA (American Student Dental Association), ADEA (American Dental Education Association) and ADA (American Dental Association) Conferences.  

Contact Jordan Cook for more information.
Advisor: Mary Grayeski

The Pre-Physician Assistant Society of Marywood University is run by undergraduate students who correspond with Dr. Bonavoglia, the Marywood Physician Assistant Clinical Coordinator. The society advises Pre-PA students in their academic endeavors, aids them in seeking out locations where they can gather volunteer and healthcare experience, guides them through the application process for entrance into the master's portion of the program, and educates them on the roles that physician assistants play in the medical field. The society allows Pre-PA students to develop relationships with their fellow classmates at monthly meetings, group service activities, and campus events.

MUPASS Class of 2022 officers:

  • President: David Greczek, PA-S
  • Vice President: Maria DeLeo, PA-S
  • Secretary: Sofia Solorzano, PA-S
  • Treasurer: Alexis Killino, PA-S
  • Faculty Advisor: Marie Bonavoglia, Ph.D., PA-C

MUPASS Class of 2023 officers:

  • President: Jacob Karboski, PA-S
  • Vice President: Benjamin Levanduski, PA-S
  • Secretary: Elizabeth Pigga, PA-S
  • Treasurer: Maleena Reid, PA-S
  • Faculty Advisor: Marie Bonavoglia, Ph.D., PA-C
Contact Gabrielly De Paula & Kaitlin Griggs for more information.
Advisor: Marie Bonavoglia

Project Outreach is a club focused on giving back and helping those with different socioeconomic backgrounds in local communities. To achieve our goals, we host fundraisers, food drives, clothing drives, and spend time volunteering at local centers that need us (i.e. Keystone mission, St. Joseph's, etc). Furthermore, following the collection process, we put together packages and make trips to the Wilkes-Barre, Scranton, and potentially Philadelphia and New York areas to distribute them to the homeless. We welcome anyone interested in donating their time to give back to the community. As individuals we can only give back so much, however as a Marywood community we can achieve much more.

Contact Carley Sliwka for more information.
Advisor: Coach Andrew Smith

Psi Chi is the National Honor Society in Psychology, founded in 1929 for the purpose of encouraging, stimulating, and maintaining excellence in scholarship and advancing the science of psychology. Psi Chi has two goals: To recognize academic excellence through induction and nurture the spark of accomplishment by providing growth and development through chapter activities.

The aims of Psi Chi are summarized in two Greek words:

  • Psyche (Psy-key), suggesting "mind" or scholarship, symbolizes enrichment of the mind
  • Cheires: (Ky-race), meaning "hands", symbolizes fellowship and research.

Membership is open to graduates and undergraduate men and women who are making the study of psychology one of their major interests and who meet the minimum qualifications. Psi Chi is an affiliate of the American Psychological Association (APA) and a member of the Association of College Honor Societies. Also, Psi Chi works closely with its sister honor society Psi Beta, the national honor society in psychology for community and junior colleges.


Psi Chi serves two major goals:

  • The first goal is to recognize academic excellence through induction as a member of Psi Chi.
  • The second goal is to nurture the spark of the accomplishment by providing opportunities for professional growth and creative development through chapter, regional and national activities.


The national organization provides programs to help achieve the goals of Psi Chi. Among these are:

  • national and regional conventions held annually in conjunction with the psychological associations
  • research award competitions
  • certificate recognition programs
  • a quarterly Psi Chi Newsletter which helps to unite the members as well as to inform and recognize their contribution and accomplishments, and
  • a national office where the membership records of all members are preserved and available for references


Graduate students can apply for membership if they have:

  1. at least a 3.5 average in psychology courses,
  2. have completed at least 18 graduate credits in psychology courses, and
  3. demonstrate a commitment and interest in the field of psychology.

The Marywood chapter of Psi Chi holds an annual initiation ceremony during the Spring semester. Application materials for membership are available from the department secretary

Contact Noah Sirianni for more information.
Advisor: Lindsay Morton

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The Psychology Club is an academic organization for psychology majors and minors. Membership, however, is open to all students.

The club prides itself on being very active. Each year, we hold at least two fundraisers to support club activities. We co-sponsor seminars and workshops for students. We also participate in community service. Each fall, for example, we host a charity softball game with students and faculty.

Each spring we attend the Eastern Psychological Association Conference. This helps students learn more about research and see what a professional conference is like.

In April we hold our Psychology Fair, the club's largest activity. We invite local high school students to campus to learn about the various areas of psychology through hands-on activities and presentations. The fair is run by club members and psychology professors.

Finally, we take charge of the social activities within the undergraduate psychology department. We sponsor the annual Christmas party, the spring picnic, movie nights and more.

Contact Matthew Wojciechowski for more information.
Advisor: Dr. David Palmiter

This Marywood University club is dedicated to promoting advocacy for and awareness of environmental issues. Goals include educating other students and faculty about environmental awareness on campus, promoting environmentally friendly use of natural resources, and to be an organization through which students can sustainably enjoy nature by taking nature hikes and working closely with Marywood Arboretum Committee. Ultimately, Student Pugwash works towards helping Marywood become a "green campus," that which is energy efficient and ecologically friendly. For more information, visit our national organization

Contact Michael Carone for more information.
Advisor: Sara Melick

The RPG Club meets twice a week to play various video and board games. Experienced and new members are welcome!

Contact Maddy Redican for more information.
Advisor: Erin Reese

What is SALUTE?
Service, Academics, Leadership, Unity, Tribute, and Excellence.

These are the competencies that make SALUTE.

SALUTE is the first national honor society established for student veterans and military in 2-year and 4-year institutions of higher education. Through a partnership with Colorado State University, Marywood University is a proud chapter member of the National Student Veteran Honor Society, SALUTE. It is SALUTE’s mission to recognize the honorable service and academics of military-connected students and to create opportunities for them across the nation while celebrating their achievements in higher education.

If you are a military-connected student who would be interested in joining and being inducted into this honor society, please reach out to me and let me know so we can get you started. Some things to keep in mind include:

Undergraduate Students who currently hold a minimum of 3.0 GPA and have completed a minimum of 12 credit hours qualify to join this Honor Society.

  • Alpha Tier GPA: 3.75 - 4.00 
  • Bravo Tier GPA: 3.50 - 3.74
  • Charlie Tier GPA: 3.25 - 3.49
  • Delta Tier GPA: 3.00 - 3.24

Graduate Students must have completed 9 credits of graduate school work and have at least a 3.5 GPA to qualify for a GOLD Membership.

Honorary Memberships - Granted to spouses, dependents, and non-military members who have made a significant impact to their institution's student veteran community.

Apply to the Salute Honor Society

Contact Ashley Woodward for more information.

The Sexuality & Gender Alliance (SAGA) is an organization for anyone interested in LGBTQ+ issues and equality. This club is a place for information and community pertaining to events and education. It will also meet biweekly to socialize, plan events, and discuss issues facing the community.


Contact Emily Duris for more information.
Advisor: Sr. John Michele, Dr. Lia Palmiter, Allison Ranieri-Horrocks

The Shutterbugs Photography Club at Marywood University. aims to provide members with the opportunity to learn new skills, share creative ideas, perform service, and express themselves with photography, regardless of skill level. The only requirement for membership is an interest in photography. The club explores various aspects of photographic expression through special events, activities, monthly themed prompts, and an annual club member photo exhibition. Join us! For more information, contact

Contact Makenzie Thomas for more information.
Advisor: Sue Jenkins

Sigma Phi Omega (SPO), the national academic honor and professional society in gerontology, was established in 1980 to recognize excellence of those who study gerontology and aging and the outstanding service of professionals who work with or on behalf of older persons. The formation of a society provides a much needed link between educators, practitioners, and administrators in various settings where older persons are served.

Contact Dr. Alice McDonnell for more information.

Sigma Pi Epsilon Delta

Sigma Pi Epsilon Delta is the National Special Education Honor Society. It operates congruently with Marywood's Chapter of Student Council for Exceptional Children.

Membership Requirements

  • Minimum 3.25 GPA for undergraduate students or 3.5 GPA for graduate students majoring in special education 
  • 12 credits in special education classes
  • 10 hours in a service project with children or adults with special needs, and a one-page paper reflecting on the project
  • CEC membership
  • $20 membership dues

Benefits & Opportunities of Membership

  • Be recognized for excellence in your coursework
  • Participate in community service projects
  • Develop leadership skills
  • Network with professionals in your field
Contact Dr. Patricia Arter for more information.

Sigma Tau Delta is an international excelled English honor society for students of English at four-year colleges and universities who are within the top 30% of their class and have a 3.5 GPA or higher. It presently has over 850 chapters in the United States and abroad.

Student Nurses Association of Marywood (SNAM)

Many students are members of the Sigma Theta Tau International Nursing Honor Society.

The mission of the Honor Society of Nursing, Sigma Theta Tau International is to support the learning, knowledge and professional development of nurses committed to making a difference in health worldwide. Membership is by invitation to baccalaureate and graduate nursing students who demonstrate excellence in scholarship and to nurse leaders exhibiting exceptional achievements in nursing.

The student-run Nursing Club at Marywood sponsors activities in the community, fosters collaboration with healthcare professionals, and promotes the development of leadership skills.

The purpose of this club is to:

  • organize, represent, educate and mentor its members
  • convey the standards and ethics of the nursing profession
  • promote the skills necessary in the nursing profession
  • advocate for high-quality healthcare
  • develop nursing students who are prepared to lead the profession in the future.
Contact Dr. Kathleen Healy Karabell for more information.

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This club brings together students interested and passionate about sketching. Through drawing, the students immerse themselves with the rich history and culture of Scranton, and they dedicated themselves to uncovering and rediscovering the beauty and detail of the context. The goal is to provide an awareness of key historic buildings and details within our context. Through a series of field trips, outings and tours, students will use their unique sketching skills to document, record and uncover specific historic details and buildings. By creating a direct involvement and collaboration with historic societies within the Scranton area, the club will work together to curate an exhibition at the end of the year filled with each members unique uncovering and graphic description of their findings.

Contact Samantha Karaczun for more information.
Advisor: Michelle Pannone

The ski and snowboard organization offers discount ski trips and packages during the winter months.

Contact Dr. Chris Speicher for more information.

According to its website, the Society for Collegiate Journalists (SCJ) is the nation’s oldest honor society for student media leaders. SCJ advances ethical, accurate, and innovative collegiate journalism nationally and creates a strong network of advocates for First Amendment education. The Marywood University chapter honors students who demonstrate commitment to campus media, and its members create programming to educate the campus community on journalism and the First Amendment.

Each year, our journalism students enter the SCJ National Contest, where they regularly earn organizational and individual awards.

Each year, students of sophomore standing or higher who have displayed a dedication to campus media receive invitations to join Marywood University’s chapter of the Society for Collegiate Journalists. Individual SCJ members and campus media organizations like The Wood Word, TV-Marywood and 91.7 VMFM have won numerous awards in the SCJ national contest, which is the only college media contest judged by professionals.

Contact Ellen Frantz for more information.

Students, staff, faculty and visitors meet monthly in the Learning Commons for lively discussions on wide-ranging topics.

Typically, the assembled group proposes topics and then decides democratically which will be the focus of the session's discussions; thereafter the topic is addressed from all angles, with everyone getting their fair say.

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Contact Dr. Jenkins for more information.

This student-run club is an active part of the Communication Sciences and Disorders Department, and is in affiliation with the National Student Speech Language Hearing Association (NSSLHA), a professional membership association for students (undergraduate, graduate, doctoral - full and part-time) enrolled in a communication sciences program or related major.

Contact Katelyn Gjini for more information.
Advisor: Ms. Andrea Novak

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The Step Team performs at various school events such as Midnight Madness, Global Unity events, and select basketball games. The goal of this club is to share the experience of unique hip/hop dance and step with the Marywood University community.

Contact Gabrielle Mitchell for more information.
Advisor: Dr. Lia Richards-Palmiter

(1) Promote involvement at the state and national levels of the organization

(2) Provide an arena for networking among nutrition students and professionals

(3) Promote an awareness of the importance of nutrition and its role in health promotion and maintenance throughout Marywood University and the surrounding communities

(4) Provide students and members with the opportunity to participate in nutrition and dietetics related volunteer activities.

Contact Kristen Lassell for more information.
Advisor: Jessica Bodzio

The purpose of the Student Alumni Association is to make connections between the students of the past, present, and future at Marywood University. The SAA also assists the Marywood Alumni Association in generating support for programs of the University during the school year. SAA will also serve to enhance the education of the students and prepare them to be future alumni leaders.

Contact Thomas Flynn for more information.
Advisor: Kevin Farrell

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The mission of the Undergraduate Student Government Association of Marywood University represents the united voice of the undergraduate student body and provides programs and activities, which support the University's goal of enabling students to live responsibly in an interdependent world. As elected student representatives, the Undergraduate Student Government Association strives to strengthen existing bonds between students, faculty, staff, and administration and to enrich the University's tradition of excellence in academic and student life.

Contact Michael Kalage for more information.

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The student-run Nursing Club at Marywood sponsors activities in the community, fosters collaboration with healthcare professionals, and promotes the development of leadership skills.

The purpose of this club is to:

  • organize, represent, educate and mentor its members
    convey the standards and ethics of the nursing profession
    promote the skills necessary in the nursing profession
    advocate for high-quality healthcare
    develop nursing students who are prepared to lead the profession in the future.

SNAM Constitution and Bylaws

Contact: Theresa Tulaney at

The student-run Nursing Club sponsors activities in the community, fosters collaboration with healthcare professionals, and promotes the development of leadership skills. The purpose of the club is to:

  • Organize, represent, educate, and mentor its members
  • Convey the standards and ethics of the nursing profession
  • Advocate for high quality health care
  • Develop nursing students who are prepared to lead the profession into the future
Contact Hunter Vaughn for more information.
Advisor: Theresa Tulaney

Student Veteran Alliance is a club for all Marywood students. The club informs others of military culture while having fun and giving back to the community. The Marywood University Student Veteran Alliance (SVA) has been named an official chapter of the Student Veterans of America.

Mission Statement 

Marywood University Student Veteran Alliance strives to provide military, veterans and their families with advocacy and resources necessary to support their successful transition into, and through, Marywood University; with the ultimate goal of employment after graduation.

The SVA has 2 main goals and 6 objectives.

      • Increase membership and maintain sustainability.
        • Increase club membership by 10% by Spring 2016.
        • Establish a veteran alumni network with at least 10 members by the end of spring 2016.
        • Maintain at least one-month overlap between incoming and outgoing officers every election.
      • Expand outreach to the campus and community.
        • Increase attendance for Veterans Day Activities by 50 people by November 11, 2016.
        • Increase money raised for Operation: Tails for Troops by 10% by April 2016.
        • Add partnership with 2 additional community organizations by spring 2016.

For Information on how to join the please email us at or visit the Marywood University Student Veteran Alliance Facebook Page.

Contact Nicholas Nebraski for more information.
Advisor: Raul Santana Nunez

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The Students Organized to Uphold Life club is a group of students who are pro-life, on the fence or simply don’t know what they believe. We aim to educate others on what life is, why it is precious and why we believe a person’s a person no matter how small. We love, educate and encourage, never criticize. You never now how much the smallest person can change the world. 

Contact Chesna Andrade-Foster for more information.
Advisor: Ann O'Brien

Welcome to Marywood’s swing dance club! This club is formed to provide students with an opportunity to learn  partnered swing dance styles including east coast swing, Lindy Hop, jitterbug, balboa, and collegiate shag. No prior dance experience is necessary and no partner is needed.  This is social dancing so we will constantly be changing partners and students will have an opportunity to learn both the lead and follow roles. One of the most important outcomes for our club is to put our connection to technology aside and instead connect face to face and hand to hand. Vintage and contemporary music will be used as swing dancing can be done to most any songs! Guest teachers from the PA Swing dance scene as far as Allentown, Philadelphia, and Pottstown will be providing the lessons! Club meetings will include brief history of swing dance across the US dating back to the 1920s for a better understanding  of the origins and culture! Join us!!!!  

Contact Christian Scotti for more information.
Advisor: Tara Pagotto

The Bayleaf, Marywood’s premiere journal of literature and art, publishes the work of undergraduate student writers and artists of Marywood University. A co-curricular activity of the English Department, the Bayleaf is published in the fall and spring semesters. The editorial staff, comprised of Marywood undergraduate students, reviews all work democratically and anonymously.

Contact The Bayleaf staff for more information.
Advisor: Dr. Fran Zauhar

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The NSLS is the largest leadership honor society in the United States. Our NSLS chapter at Marywood University was started in 2017. Our local chapter is part of the national organization with 700+ chapters and over 1.4 million members. 

Students are selected based on exemplary academic achievement. As of 2021 we have 693 members who have access to:

The NSLS leadership program teaches the interpersonal skills that employers seek to give you an edge in the job market. Hear directly from current members as they share how their experience has changed their life.

If you become a member, some of the other benefits are:

  • Learn from exceptional leaders like former President Barack Obama during exclusive Speaker Broadcasts.
  • Meet new friends and make lifelong connections (on-campus and virtually).
  • Overcome challenges with success coaches shortcutting your way to success.
  • Access to private networking events.

Visit the NSLS website to learn more about and accept your nomination. 

Frequently Asked Questions:

Some of the common questions we receive are listed below. If you have any other questions, visit to chat with a team member or email

What do I have to do to become inducted?

Our five-step program takes approximately 12 hours over the course of the semester at your pace. 

Is this recognized on campus?

We are a Registered Student Organization (RSO). As of 2021, we had 693 in our chapter and there are more than 1.4 million members nationwide.

Contact Haleigh Zurek for more information.
Advisor: Michael Kalage and Haleigh Zurek

Marywood's chapter of Alpha Kappa Theta promotes excellence in research, learning, teaching, and publication in the area of religious study. Since its founding in 1976, Theta Alpha Kappa has chartered more than 350 chapters in educational institutions throughout the United States, ranging from small religiously affiliated colleges and seminaries to large public research institutions.

As a member, you can:

  • Develop lasting friendships with other religious studies students
  • Honor others for their academic achievements
  • Attend events and social gatherings

Membership Requirements

  • Junior or senior standing
  • Overall Q.P.A. of 3.0
  • Q.P.A. of 3.5 in religious studies
  • Completion of 12 credits in religious studies
  • Declaration of intent to major or minor in religious studies
  • Ranking within the top 35% of your class


  • Enter federal service at GS-7 level, rather than GS-5
  • Journal of Theta Alpha Kappa, delivered bi-annually in the spring and fall
  • Dinner and induction ceremony
  • Membership certificate, suitable for framing
  • Permission to wear symbols of membership, including medallion, lapel pin, necklace charms, and honor cords
  • Chance to apply for undergraduate achievement awards and annual fellowship award
  • Chance to compete for the Albert Clark prize ($500) for the best religious studies paper
  • Invitation to the annual national meeting and reception
  • Networking opportunities
  • Periodic newsletter
Contact Sr. Mary Ann Zimmer for more information.

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TV-Marywood is an organization based out of the Marywood Media Group. Within this club students are allowed to express their creativity through television production. Whether it be working on TVM News, Beyond the Arch or creating their own production, TV-Marywood wants all students to feel like they can share their voices through the club. You can find our original programs and TVM News on our social media platform, specifically Youtube and Facebook.

Students work as on-air talent, reporters and assume other management and production positions. First-year students will also be able to start working at TV-Marywood from Day One.

Contact Ashlyn Jess for more information.

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UPSIDE’s goal is to promote greater recruitment and retention of graduate psychology students from underrepresented groups. Requirements include participating in at least one UPSIDE related event, activity, project, or undertaking per semester (e.g. outreach event, social media content, fundraising events etc.), attend monthly meetings, and maintain the requirements of their program. This club is open to Psy.D. students for membership, but our goal is to provide resources to high school and undergraduate students.

Advisor: Dr. Lindsay Phillips

VMFM 91.7 is Marywood University's student-run radio station. VMFM has been named "Best College Radio Station" for over 10 years in a row. VMFM is the only commercial-free alternative radio station in northeast Pennsylvania. The massive alternative catalog spans five decades and contains over 10,000 songs. Student disc jockeys also create their own specialized programming spanning a variety of genres. VMFM is on air 24/7 and also streams online. VMFM 91.7 is located in Marywood University's Learning Commons on the Terrace Level.

Contact Jarod Engle for more information.
Advisor: Ernest Mengoni

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Volunteers in Action (VIA) is a club for students interested in community and on-campus service projects. Students have the opportunity to gather with others who have similar interests, to learn about and sign up for service opportunities, and to assist with planning events sponsored by the club. Everyone is welcome to attend. Meetings are scheduled every other Monday throughout the academic year.

Contact Sarah Pagnanelli for more information.
Advisor: Ann O'Brien

As an American Institute of Architects (AIA) initiative, Women in Architecture (WIA) is a Chapter that develops and promotes female leaders within the architecture profession, with a focus on mentorship, licensure, and networking opportunities in architecture and the allied design and building industries. Our Marywood University Chapter of Women in Architecture holds the following objectives: (1) Create an awareness and establish a supportive community on campus, (2) provide opportunities for mentorship to advance students’ personal and professional development, and (3) cultivate a platform for leadership and community outreach to promote a systemic change towards gender equity.

Contact Cecilia Renteria Mojica for more information.
Advisor: Jayashree Shamanna

The Wood Word is an online news source serving the Marywood University community. An all online newspaper, it is student run. A staff of student journalists produce news and other content for the website. Now more than 100 years old, The Wood Word serves as a platform for original, fair and accurate reporting and strives to empower the community by engaging its members in conversation while respecting their diversity of opinions. In all of its endeavors, The Wood Word aims to provide editorial and community leadership on the Marywood campus. 

The Wood Word covers stories in news, arts and entertainment, sports, community, and opinion. Official student newspaper of Marywood University. Staffed completely by students, The Wood Word serves as an information source for the entire campus community and provides a forum for discussion. The paper offers students practical journalism experience and a means of improving campus awareness. The Wood Word is a member of the Associated University Press and the National Scholastic Press Association.

Contact Emma Rushworth for more information.
Advisor: Lindsey Wotanis

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The Exercise Science Club is here to:

1.    Further professional interest in the physical education and exercise science majors at Marywood University and throughout the state of Pennsylvania.

2.    Strive for the highest goals in leadership and scholarship, and to bring students in this field into closer relationships with their chosen profession. This includes attendance at relevant conferences.

3.    Create a university-wide appreciation of the values and contribution of the physical education & exercise science majors.

Contact Molly Sobolewski for more information.
Advisor: Lindsay Howard

International Art Honor Society, Zeta Omicron Chapter 

The Zeta Omicron chapter of Kappa Pi International Art Honor Society is a service organization for art majors, sophomores & up who have at least a 3.0 overall GPA and a 3.5 in their major. Zeta Omicron helps our members get involved in the local art community. The group also sponsors several art-related community service projects each year, and offers scholarships as well as publication opportunities. Join the Zeta Omicron chapter of Kappa Pi to engage in art-related activities with other art majors who care about art in its role in life.

Contact Caitlin Ryerson for more information.
Advisor: Sue Jenkins

Zeta Phi Delta, a local sorority, was founded and recognized as a student organization in the 2001 Spring Semester. This sorority was founded based on the belief that there are great advantages for younger women to uphold a sisterhood of women who appreciate friendship, promote loyalty and service, build character, and enhance the members' total education.

Zeta Phi Delta’s philanthropy is Breast Cancer Awareness. Although the organization’s efforts span across the community, the organization often works with the Susan G. Komen Foundation and other breast cancer associations through service events and fundraising activities. The organization is service-oriented and each member must complete 12 service hours in the fall and 8 in the spring semesters.

  • A 2.5 minimum cumulative GPA is required for active members of each organization.
  • Must be an undergraduate student to join Alpha Sigma Psi. Graduate students may join Zeta Phi Delta. 
  • Annual dues are required within each of these organizations. It is important that you ask about costs during the recruitment period to ensure that you fully understand the financial obligations of membership.


Zeta Phi Delta, a local sorority, was founded and recognized as a student organization in 2001. This sorority was founded based on the belief that there are great advantages for younger women to uphold a sisterhood of women who appreciate friendship, promote loyalty and service, build character, and enhance the members' total education.

Philanthropy and Service

Zeta Phi Delta’s philanthropy is Breast Cancer Awareness. Although the organization’s efforts span across the community, the organization often works with the Susan G. Komen Foundation and other breast cancer associations through service events and fundraising activities. The organization is service-oriented and each member must complete 12 service hours in the fall and 8 in the spring semesters.

Recruitment Schedule

Annual Dues are required. It is important that you ask about costs during the recruitment period to ensure that you fully understand the financial obligations of membership.

Membership: $140/academic year.

Zeta Phi Delta Non-Discrimination Policy

Zeta Phi Delta prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, political views, age, or disability in any step of the new membership process or active membership.

Contact Caroline Burak for more information.
Advisor: Dr. Lauren Burrows

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