Clubs and Organizations
There are nearly 60 student clubs and organizations at Assumption where you'll meet new friends, take on leadership roles, apply their gifts and talents for the benefit of the community and have some fun.
You're Invited: Get Involved!
Learning at Assumption happens inside and outside the classroom, in the local community and beyond. The Office of Student Activities offers an array of opportunities to engage in social, recreational, academic and cultural activities. You'll be busy seven days a week between academic and co-curricular programs. We work closely with students to organize, publicize and implement a number of exciting activities to bring together the learning inside the classroom as well as through your involvement outside the classroom. Assumption has many traditional events and offers new experiences and events each year.
Getting involved on campus is part of the culture at Assumption. You can choose among more than 60 clubs and organizations to find a group that piques your interest and utilizes your talents. Joining clubs on campus gives you a chance to meet new friends, network with faculty and staff and maybe even find a future job. (Tip - If you do not see a club of interest, you might be able to create a new club!)
Some of Assumption University's Student Clubs and Organizations
No matter your interest, Assumption University offers something for everyone!To learn more about these clubs and organizations, please see below.
|Active Minds||Education Club||Pinky Swear Pack|
|After School Mentoring Club||Greenhounds||Pizza, Punch, Politics|
|ALANA Network||Habitat for Humanity||Psychology Club|
|Anime Club||Healthcare Hounds||Republican Club|
|Assumption Against Cancer||Heights Yearbook||Residence Hall Association (RHA)|
|Assumption University Book Club||Hidden Opponent||Second Hand Hounds|
|AU Allies||Hound Sound Acapella||Society for Orphaned Armenian Relief Assumption University (SOAR)|
|AU Democrats||Human Services and Rehabilitation Studies Club||Student Alumni Association|
|Best Buddies Assumption||Investment Club||Student Government Association|
|Black Student Union (BSU)||Le Provocateur||Student Nurses Association|
|Campus Activities Board||Moot Court Club||Tabletop Gaming|
|Catholic Relief Services||MUSE Literary Magazine||Valley Girl Magazine|
|Chemistry Club||National Society of Leadership and Success (NSLS)||Women in Business|
|Commuters Connect||Neuroscience Club||Women's Studies|
|disABILITY Awareness Club||Peers Advocating Wellness for Students (PAWS)|
Our goal is to bring awareness, education, and support to those who suffer from mental health conditions, or know those who suffer. During our meetings, we do activities that improve mental wellness.
AUTV - Assumption University Television
The Assumption University Television (AUTV) was created to effectively produce a number of broadcasts on cable Channel 2.3, in a manner, which is student run with the aid of the advisor. The television station provides a hands-on learning environment in the fields of television production for all students interested in work both behind and in front of the camera.
After School Mentoring
Be an example for Worcester youth! Reach out to the community through different after school mentoring organizations to engage in meaningful community service and be a role model for Worcester youth.
ALANA is a student-run organization that plans multicultural programs and activities for students, focusing on diversity and inclusion. You should join because it gives students an opportunity to explore and discover different identities and cultures in a safe space with fun people and activities.
The members of the Assumption University Anime Club want to promote an interest in Anime, through community building, diversity building, and all freedoms to share their beliefs and ideas. We strive to be an inclusive group, where anyone is welcome to join our organization. Anime club will be a safe and respectful environment for everyone involved.
Assumption Against Cancer
Assumption Against Cancer dedicates its time towards raising money for cancer research through fundraising events. We work closely with the Relay for Life and give students a chance to join our committee to help with the fundraising process. Everyone is affected by cancer in some way and joining AAC will give students the chance to help raise awareness and eliminate cancer from our lives.
Educating people on politics today and its influence on society is the purpose of this club where we embrace political diversity at Assumption. Our Mission is to break the barriers of political animosity currently seen today and provide to students a forum in which to explore their political views.
Assumption University Student Nurses’ Association
This group provides students with resources and programs which help develop them into professional nurses.
We aim to foster friendships between people with and without intellectual or developmental disabilities. We collaborate with the Worcester Transitional program in order to meet new individuals with disabilities and host fun events in an effort to create relationships between them and Assumption Students.
Black Diaspora Student Union (BSU)
Assumption University’s Black Diaspora Student Union is a group of Black Assumption students seeking to support efforts and fight for the black student experience in honor of Assumption's mission for a more diversified campus. Primarily serving Black students (that identify within the Black diaspora), the BSU's mission is to address student concerns to ensure that all are succeeding. The organization promotes dialogues regarding issues that the Black student community faces by engaging in outreach programs and providing opportunities for the next generation of Black students who are dedicated to social justice reform.
Campus Activities Board (CAB)
Did you know that CAB hosts and plans about 90% of the events on campus! Those who join CAB learn how to plan programs, talk to vendors, and host large-scale events for students to enjoy. A plus is that you get to interact with a majority of the students on campus, that you may never get to meet.
For those that enjoy competing in sports, but not at the varsity level, Assumption offers a number of club sports such as basketball, cheerleading, dance, equestrian, figure skating and much more. Something missing? Let us know! Club sports are student-run and the University is always seeking to add more options for students.
Help Commuters have a voice and be heard, while having fun and meeting other commuters around campus.
The Assumption University Dance Team is a group of individuals who strive to become a greater part of the campus community. We help to promote the cheerful atmosphere of the crowds and campus residents at planned events and sports games. Dance Team nurtures a positive environment that exudes a sense of family, strength, and acceptance to anyone who is looking to further their dance training.
Assumption Education Club is a place to foster community within the University and its Education majors/minors.
The purpose of this club is to teach others the skills of graphic design and support other clubs and the university itself with their graphic design needs.
Grey Tones A Capella
Grey Tones is an auditioned all-girls a capella group at Assumption. Our mission is to learn and perform a capella music on campus and at local establishments. If you love singing, a capella music, and making friends, then this club is for you!
Greenhounds is Assumption's sustainability club. Do you care about the environment? Our goal is to find more ways for our campus and individual students to live more sustainably. Join us and make a contribution to bettering campus!
Habitat for Humanity
Habitat for Humanity is an international organization whose mission is seeking to put God’s love into action by bringing people together to build homes, communities, and hope.
We create a book full of memories for students to remember for years after they leave Assumption. Joining is a great way to learn more about Assumption and all it has to offer!
HoundSound A Cappella
HoundSound is Assumption's oldest competitive, co-ed a cappella group. We're a group of students with varying musical backgrounds who come together to create and perform our own original arrangements of popular songs. We perform and compete in and around Worcester throughout the year and are 2017 Wec'appella champions.
Human Services Club
The purpose of this club is to increase awareness of existing human services in the Worcester area.To increase empathy to those individuals who are in need of human services. To increase the awareness of various human services professionals. Students should and do join in order to be a part of a club that’s mission is to serve others.
Our mission is to promote, understand, and celebrate the Italian and Italian-American culture and heritage. Culture plays an important role in a person’s life. Learning new cultures and understanding their uniqueness leads to respect and communication and prevents misconceptions and assumption.
The Jumpstart Club
The Jumpstart Club’s purpose is to develop a stronger base for our already existing Jumpstart Program through the Reach Out Center in Campus Ministry! The Jumpstart Program’s purpose is to serve underprivileged preschool programs in the Worcester area by working on social-emotional skills and reading and literacy skills with the children.
Latin Dance Club
Latin Dance Club is about learning new dance styles such as merengue, salsa, and bachata in a fun, welcoming environment! Members can enjoy a break from their daily work, stay active, be involved on campus, and have the opportunity to connect with others outside of their class.
Le Provocateur Student Newspaper
The Provoc is Assumption's student-run newspaper. We are the voice of the Assumption community and have writing opportunities for every writer of all experiences.
Merely Players is Assumption’s theater troupe that puts on student-directed plays and musicals! Students who either did drama in high school or are interested in theater now should consider joining!
The Moot Court program is a “mock court” where students will take part in an organized and simulated court proceeding. This involves drafting testimonials or memoranda and participating in oral arguments. Moot Court aims to help students foster the ability to master substantive issues of law. Students will learn and understand legal precedents through deliberation with judges and supervisors who will challenge students and their application of legal principles.
MUSE Literary Club
MUSE is Assumption College’s student-run literary magazine, where students submit works of writing, art, and photography to be published annually in a print magazine. Our mission is to bolster the creative community on Assumption’s campus by providing aspiring writers and artists a place to publish their work, as well as opportunities to workshop their pieces in a welcoming and growth-focused environment. Everyone has a creative voice, and MUSE wants yours to be heard.
You might know a little about neuroscience, or maybe nothing at all!! Our club is a fun and great way to get familiar with neuroscience and meet other students who also might enjoy science. We have held movie nights, done a variety of volunteering, and participates in the MS Walk every spring to help raise awareness and funds for research for those living with multiple scoliosis, which is a neurological disease that affects the nervous system.
In NSSLHA we try to get guest speakers from the speech- language pathology and audiology field to come in and share their experiences. Members do not have to be in the concentration, some people may just be interested in CSD and want to learn more, some might be thinking about going into a similar field like PT/OT. The club also allows for people from different class years to interact and share advice about classes and the grad school application process. We usually try to hold a few meetings a semester so the time commitment to join is not super intense. At its core, the club serves as a way for CSD students to connect but also network with professionals in the field.
The great outdoors calls! Join a group of adventurous students for a day of rock climbing, white water rafting, zip lining and more!
Pinky Swear PACK
Our mission is to raise awareness for pediatric cancer. We hope to fundraise as well as participate in events to provide financial and emotional relief for children and families battling cancer.
Peers Advocating Wellness for Students (PAWS)
PAWS provides education, guidance, and resources in the area of alcohol, drugs, social, sexual, physical, and mental wellness by engaging students in fun, interactive programs. PAWS educators promote an open-minded, caring, and non-judgmental atmosphere at Assumption University.
Students join PAWS to be part of an engaging, interactive, and close-knit group dedicated to educating and raising awareness on mental health, sexual and domestic violence, consent, nutrition, and more. We incorporate self-care activities such as painting, making stress balls, yoga, and more to promote an environment that students feel supported in.
Psychology Club/Psi Chi
The Psychology Club gathers students with a common interest in Psychology (not limited to majors and minors!) so that we can all learn more and be active in our community. Activities include a community service project, fundraising for the club, events surrounding mental health, and events where we can all learn about careers in Psychology. Students should join if they have interest in any of these areas.
The Republican Club encourages open discussion on important political topics. We also work to promote conservative values and viewpoints. Finally, we participate in acts of service to support political candidates as well as local non-profit organizations in Worcester County.
Residence Hall Association
The RHA oversees the hall councils and town halls in each of the residence halls on campus. We approve budgets, events, and fundraisers, as well as offer any additional guidance! We also hold many of our own fundraisers, such as Care Packages and Late Nights throughout the year such as, a Christmas/Holiday themed one in late November and our annual Duck Hunt, where we hide ducks around campus that can be redeemed for a prize, in the spring. This club has provided members, both as a group and individually, to be more confident with getting involved on campus and meeting people from other clubs too!
Second Hand Hounds
The purpose of this club is to promote a culture of sustainability and second hand consumption at Assumption University. This is to keep in line with the Catholic Social Justice teachings and to encourage Stewardship in the Assumption community.
Society for Orphan Armenian Relief (SOAR)
This club of Assumption University students supports SOAR by engaging its student body in our mission and holding fundraisers. Club members get to interact with each other while learning about the Armenian Culture.
St. Luke’s Society
This club strives to connect future health care workers (medical administrators, PAs, doctors, dentists, etc.) with a group of likeminded individuals as they work towards their post-college goals.
Student Alumni Association
The Student Alumni Association serves as a connection between current students and alumni. Our largest event is homecoming or "Houndcoming". We also plan various events that give alumni the opportunity to return to campus and interact with current students, while fostering opportunities to network and build meaningful connections. Join the Student Alumni Association if you enjoy community outreach, event planning, chances to meet new people, and opportunities to build a strong Assumption network.
Student Government Association
The Assumption University Student Government Association advocates for the entire student body and strive to enhance their college experience. The Student Government Association offers opportunities for positive change, personal growth, and development within the Assumption College community. With passion, integrity, dedication, and understanding, we are committed to continual involvement within our community all while upholding the mission of the college.
Social Justice Ambassadors
This group raises awareness for social issues on campus. Students join so that they can share their passions for justice in the world and make a difference!
Table Top Gaming
Table Top Gaming is a place where students can come to play their favorite games or learn new ones. Students who join have done so to continue playing games that they otherwise would not play while on campus.
Valley Girl Magazine
Assumption University's Lifestyle Magazine written for Assumption students by Assumption Students. We cover things such as lifestyle, food, fashion, culture, and entertainment. You do not have to write to join the club, we will take anyone who is willing to contribute! We are always looking for new people and this is a great way to get involved on campus and allow your voice to be heard.
Women’s Studies Club
The Women’s Studies Club aims to educate students of all genders on the meaning of gender equality and how it is contextualized in modern society. Through exploring theoretical concepts of past and present times, students can better understand how gender roles assimilate and function in a global system.
For more information about any clubs or student organizations, contact the Office of Student Activities at 508-767-7403.
Sara Swillo Muckian
Assistant Dean of Student Life
Assistant Director of Student Activities and Leadership Development
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