Student Organizations 

At Abilene Christian, we’re known for rigorous academics. But we also know that many of the most memorable parts of college involve co- and extra-curriculars. We’re proud of our vibrant student life, and with more than 100 student organizations, we know you’re bound to find one (or more!) that fits your interests, talents and skills. There are so many ways you can be a part of something meaningful during your time at ACU. 

Bonus: Taking a leadership role in a club is an invaluable real-world learning opportunity -- you’d be surprised at how much you’ll hone your budgeting, time-management and organizational skills!

Checkout some of the great ways to get involved.

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Organization/Group Description Classification
ACU ACM SIGCHI (Association for Computing Machinery) The ACU chapter of SIGCHI welcomes students who want to learn more about making usable technology. It also offers students the opportunity to conduct research in this field. Academic
ACU Choirs Sharing the love of music through Choir. Membership is open to all students through an audition process. Performing Arts
ACU Club Golf CLUB SPORT Club Sports
ACU Collegiate Entrepreneurs Organization (CEO) Informs, supports, and inspires college students to be entrepreneurial and seeks opportunity through enterprise creation. CEO is the premier global entrepreneurship network, serving more than 20,000 students through 400 chapters at colleges and universities. Academic
ACU Cycling Club CLUB SPORT Club Sports
ACU Democrats We are the on campus affiliate with Texas Democrats and Taylor Country Democrats. Our goal is to foster political community on campus by encouraging students to vote, hosting registration drives, informing voters and hosting engaging speakers on our campus. Special Interest
ACU for Life Abilene Christian University's pro-life organization. We are passionate about serving God by protecting all human life. Special Interest
ACU Lighthouse Helps our members maturely express their beliefs, provides a student symbol of active Catholicism at ACU and unifies students through fellowship, Mass, and other events and activities. We also strive to ease the challenges of Catholic ideals and teachings resulting in the transition from home life to college life. Special Interest
ACU Percussion Ensemble and Steelband A single organization that offers both music majors and non-majors the opportunity to perform a wide range of musical styles and genres. In the category of percussion ensemble music, the group performs everything from standard literature to brand-new compositions. Performing Arts
ACU Ultimate To come together in a Christ-centered community and to use the talents God has blessed us with and our love of frisbee to compete against other teams and to grow closer together in a Christ-like manner. Club Sports
ACU Women's Soccer Club CLUB SPORT Club Sports
Acuity Independent Winterguard An ACU performing ensemble of flags, rifles and dance. Performing along side the Big Purple Marching Band we are dedicated to sharing Christian values and service with friends and family all over the state of Texas. Performing Arts
Ad/PR Association The AD/PR Association is dedicated to supporting professional development among students. Special Interest
Adopt-a-Grandparent ACU Adopt-a-Grandparent is aimed to foster meaningful experiences between students and the elderly, through consistent one-on-one visits. Special Interest
AES Pre-Veterinary club   Academic
African Student Association The African Students' Association is an innovative group that seeks to provide supportive communities that shall help students nourish their African identity. We seek to celebrate and raise awareness of the diverse African cultures, on campus, and within the Abilene community. Special Interest
Agriculture and Environmental Sciences Club Our mission is to educate students for Christian stewardship of sustainable agricultural and environmental systems throughout the world. Academic
AIGA ACU Chapter ACU Art & Design students learn from award-winning artists who actively produce and exhibit their creative work. Special Interest
AIS - Association for Information Systems Student members will gain a competitive advantage to succeed within the IS field, gain world-wide recognition through competition and award programs, network with like-minded students from ACU and around the world, and expand their career opportunities. Academic
Alpha Chi National College Honor Society A national organization that recognizes and honors the top 10% of ACU graduate and undergraduate scholars and that seeks to provide service to campus and community, to recognize and encourage undergraduate and graduate scholarship, and to host scholarly events on the ACU campus and/or in the Abilene Community. Honors
Alpha Kappa Delta (AKD) To promote excellence in scholarship in the study of sociology, the research of social problems and such other social and intellectual activities as will lead to improvement in the human condition. Honors
Alpha Psi Omega A national honors society dedicated to providing service to the growth of young theatre artists. Honors
American Enterprise Institute Executive Council (AEI) " ACU’s AEI Executive Council seeks to promote the main mission of the American Enterprise Institute, which is to defend human dignity, expand human potential, and build a freer and safer world. ACU’s American Enterprise Institute (AEI) Executive Council seeks to promote substantive conversations about public policy on campus by hosting events and activities throughout the year. We often host lectures or discussions with AEI scholars or local professors, private dinners with scholars, business professionals, or government officials, reading groups; and film viewings. " Academic
ASID (American Society of Interior Designers) Leads designs that serve human needs through solutions for the built environment. Academic
Association of Christians in Architecture Fostering relationships that encourage and empower architecture students and practitioners to manifest the truth of Christ in their vocations. Special Interest
Athletic Training Student Organization We, the students of the Athletic Training Student Organization strive to educate those who are looking to advance their knowledge and experience in the Athletic Training field while expanding our program in a Christian environment as a unified camaraderie of Athletic Training students. Our goals are to prepare students to enter a Master’s program in Athletic Training, and to inform others of the responsibilities we undertake. We expand our learning through the Athletic Training staff, team physicians, and those who came before us. We aim to foster the advancement of Athletic Training responsibilities in students, as well as leadership, loyalty, and professional qualities. Academic
Beta Gamma Sigma This organization consists of COBA's top 10% of each class. Honors
Big Purple Marching Band A dynamic and exciting ensemble comprised of both music majors and non-music majors. The band is a vital part of the ACU Opening Assembly each year, and performs at all home football games. Performing Arts
BioBuds To help students pursue Christ and community through biology so that they may be successful in their future professions. Special Interest
Biology Research Club To educate students for Christian service and leadership by preparing them to become biological scientists, teachers, and health care professionals. Academic
Black Students’ Association The mission of the Black Students Association is to foster the success and development of the African American student body by creating a community that develops cultural identity and encourages inclusion while upholding Christian morals and policies of Abilene Christian University. Special Interest
Block and Bridle To educate students of agriculture about innovations in the industry and prepare them for professional careers. Academic
Chemistry Club Promote chemistry and biochemstry and foster relationships between chem/biochem students, staff, and faculty. Academic
Chi Alpha Sigma Honor Society Student-Athlete Academic Honor Society Honors
Chinese Students' & Scholars' Assiocation CSSA belongs to OMA and our goal is to spread Chinese culture in ACU to make a diversity in ACU community. Special Interest
College Republicans ACU College Republicans offers the opportunity for students to get involved in the Republican Party in a college setting by educating students on the ideals and principles of the Republican Party. Special Interest
Delta Tao Alpha To promote and recognize scholarship and leadership accomplishments of agriculture students while emphasizing character development. Honors
DET Club (Digital Entertainment Technology) Welcomes students interested in learning more about video game development, film production, animation, or any other form of digital entertainment or digital media to expand their resources as they enter the film & game industries. Special Interest
Enactus Enactus is a community of student, academic and business leaders committed to using the power of entrepreneurial action to enable human progress. Enactus students apply business concepts to develop community outreach projects, transform lives and shape a better, more sustainable world. Academic
Engineering Students Association "The Engineering Students Association is dedicated to helping future engineers prepare for their career through professional networking, social networking, and community involvement. " Academic
Fellowship of Christian Athletes FCA at ACU is dedicated to being more than just another ministry. We are a family for each other and are committed to impacting our campus for Christ. Special Interest
FilmFest Abilene Christian University’s FilmFest is a student film festival designed to give those interested in film production and the motion picture and entertainment industries a creative outlet at ACU and inroads into the industry through alumni and industry professionals that serve as judges for the event. Academic
Fine Arts Organization   Special Interest
Foundation A Cappella Freshman A Cappella group Performing Arts
Grace Note A Cappella Women's A Cappella group Performing Arts
Hilltop A Cappella Upperclassmen A Cappella group Performing Arts
Hispanos Unidos The mission of Hispanos Unidos is to foster the success and development of the Hispanic student body by creating a cultural community that encourages involvement and inclusion, while simultaneously upholding Christian morals and policies of Abilene Christian University. Special Interest
INTERNATIONAL JUSTICE MISSION International Justice Mission protects the poor from violence throughout the developing world. Special Interest
International Student Association The mission of the International Students' Association is to cultivate a community that would help integrate and support international students to grow at ACU. We strive to be a Christ-like community in which students can grow together spiritually, academically and socially. We work towards celebrating and raising greater awareness of the international cultures represented here through our students. Special Interest
Jazz Ensemble and Jazz Combo Comprised of 16-19 student both music and non-music majors. The ensemble performs many different styles of music and has an active performance schedule on and off campus. Membership is open to all students through an audition process. Performing Arts
Kappa Tau Alpah National JMC honor society chapter. Each year the JMC Department inducts students with high grade point averages. Honors
Kinesiology Club To further educate Kinesiology majors in topics pertaining to their field, for upperclassmen to prepare and mentor underclassmen through the program. Special Interest
Ladies in Engineering and Physics (LEAP)   Academic
Lynay The Lynay group was founded several years ago in the effort to educate students on the essence of leadership through service and building community. Lynay is a multicultural group, having an equal representation of every major ethnic group, gender and class on campus. The group meets once a week to listen to a variety of speakers on current topics and issues. There is a 100-student cap on Lynay, with a limited number of places available for incoming freshmen. Special Interest
Midnight Worship A worship night intended for college students that is not affiliated with any denomination. Special Interest
Missions Students Association To develop a culture among students of ACU that is more aware of and burdened for the unbelieving people within our local communities and the world; encouraging students to be more committed to pray for and participate in the redemptive work of Jesus Christ. Special Interest
Movement Against Pornography (MAP) Strives to bring honor to God by raising awareness to the harmful effects of pornography in relationships to God and others. Through weekly accountability meetings, available internet monitoring software, and relational fellowship, we seek to aggressively pursue and eliminate sin. Special Interest
Mu Phi Epsilon To advance music in the community, nation and throughout the world; to promote musicianship, scholarship, therapy and education with emphasis on service through music; and to enhance loyalty to the Alma Mater and develop true bonds of friendship Academic
Mu Sigma Seeking to raise the level of mathematical awareness on campus, provide students an outlet for engaging in mathematics, and promote relationships among students who share a common interest in mathematics. Academic
National Association of Hispanic Journalists The purpose of the Abilene Christian University chapter of the National Association of Hispanic Journalists is to empower students of diverse cultural heritage to pursue excellence in journalism and mass communication. Academic
National Society Of Black Engineers To promote minority interest in the STEM fields at Abilene Christian, while representing the Christian values our university upholds. Academic
NSSLHA National organization for students interested in the study of normal and disordered human communication behavior. Provides opportunities for majors to learn more about speech-language pathology, to interact with professionals and participate in pre-professional learning activities. Academic
Omega Dance Company Encourages and explores the expression of faith and creativity through dance in a Christian environment. Also provides a forum at ACU for dancers to use the gifts that they have been blessed with to glorify God. Dancers are encouraged, educated, and held to high standards of moral values. Glorifies God through creating community, educating others, and praising Him through jazz and contemporary dance. Performing Arts
Percussion Ensemble A single organization that offers both music majors and non-majors the opportunity to perform a wide range of musical styles and genres. Performing Arts
Phi Eta Sigma This is our local chapter of Phi Eta Sigma which is a national academic honor society. Students are invited to join based on their first-year academic performance and induction occurs in the fall semester following student's first year. Honors
Pickleball Club   Special Interest
Polymer Pals Uniting People through Chemistry and Christ-centered Fellowship. Academic
Pre-Dental Association Create community amongst pre-dental students and promote professional and personal growth amongst members. Academic
Red Thread Movement A student initiative to combat sexual slavery by raising awareness and funds. We sell Red Thread bracelets made by girls in Nepal and plan events to advocate anti-trafficking within the United States and worldwide. Special Interest
Sanctify Hip Hop Co Explores and expresses the cultural impact of the Hip Hop movement in a Christian context. Performing Arts
Seekers of the Word Drama Ministry An intense, God-focused acting group that travels across the region to perform various dramatic and humorous skits for youth groups in order to illuminate the various struggles, lessons and choices that are common to every young man and woman. Annual auditions are held in the fall. Performing Arts
Shades Step Team The Shades Step Team aims to promote diversity and unity as we use our talents to praise the Lord and minister His Word through the art of stepping. Performing Arts
Sigma Delta Pi To unite students on campus who have studied Spanish and desire to grow in the Spanish language, as well as culture. Academic
Sigma Tau Delta, Tau Epsilon chapter Encourage English honor students in their academics and in related activities. Honors
Society for Human Resource Management Student Chapter Helps students learn about possible careers. Special Interest
Society of Physics Students To encourage interest and provide understanding for students, faculty, and the community. It is a professional organizations specifically designed for students. Membership is open to anyone interested in physics. Special Interest
Society of Professional Journalists Encourages development of professional news judgment and ethical journalistic behavior. Special Interest
Student Accounting Organization (SAO) The Student Accounting Organization is a group for accounting majors that is student led and supported by the ACU accounting faculty. Its purpose is to help accounting students prepare for their futures, network with peers and professionals, and provide opportunities to learn more about their field and the career options accounting has to offer. Academic
Student Alumni Association Serves as ambassadors to the student body on behalf of the ACU Alumni Office as official hosts at selected university and alumni-related events, specifically those targeting students. The Student Alumni Association also sponsors activities to increase student awareness of the role alumni play in the university, and aims to instill the spirit of tradition, volunteerism and philanthropy among students and future alumni. Special Interest
Student Association of Nutrition and Dietetics To promote professions in nutrition and dietetics and the dietetics professional as the expert in nutrition. To serve students and the wider public by providing valid nutrition information and services. Special Interest
Student Association of School Psychology Educates students on current issues in the school of psychology, garners interest in the profession of the school of psychology, and organizes community events to serve in a fashion consistent with our Christian beliefs and the mission of ACU. Academic
Student Athlete Advisory Committee The purpose of SAAC at ACU is two-fold. First and foremost, SAAC serves as a liaison to the athletics administration at ACU, ensuring student-athletes have a voice in all issues impacting their overall experience and welfare. Secondly, SAAC serves as a leadership group recruiting fellow student-athletes to serve the campus and community through a variety of service programs.Committee membership is restricted to ACU DI student-athletes. Special Interest
Student Committee For Equality in Christ A group of ACU students who want to better serve Christ by educating people about inequality through respectful discussion. Special Interest
Student Government Association TO BE GOOD STEWARDS OF OUR GOD-GIVEN GIFTS; TO REPRESENT THE DIVERSE NEEDS OF THE STUDENT BODY THROUGH BOTH ACTIVITY AND ADVOCACY; AND IN SO DOING TO HOLD OURSELVES, THE STUDENT BODY, THE FACULTY, STAFF AND ADMINISTRATION ACCOUNTABLE TO EACH OTHER AND GOD. Special Interest
Student Occupational Therapy Association To increase awareness of the occupational therapy profession on the ACU campus and in the community; promote camaraderie and fellowship; complete volunteer work as well as fundraising for charity purposes. Special Interest
Student Social Work Association The Student Social Work Association (SSWA) is open to all interested undergraduate and graduate social work students and other ACU students as well. The students meet regularly to plan events, such as the Second Chance Dance or the Chickasaw Nation Spring Break Trip, learn from local social work professionals, and engage with each other and the community. Academic
Swing Cats Promotes and sustains interest in pre-1950 U.S. social swing dance culture, such as music, dress, and period-accurate dance styles. Our main dance goals will focus on East Coast swing, Lindy Hop, and Charleston. Performing Arts
TCK - Third Culture Kids We aim to support and encourage our members in their transitions while promoting cultural diversity on campus. Special Interest
The Shinnery Review ACU's annual student-produced literary magazine, offers students the opportunity for hands-on experience in soliciting work, making editorial decisions, and marketing a publication. ACU Language and Literature majors serve on the magazine's staff. Special Interest
The Sparrows Authenticate unity by support and empowerment among students, construct a foundation of sisterhood through community built on love, trust, and faith, encourage women with wisdom and the teachings of kindness on our tongue, and to embrace all culture, differences and ethnicities. Special Interest
The Wildlife Society Provides professional development, research, and education experiences in wildlife and related fields. Special Interest
Treadaway Kids Share Christ's Love with underprivleaged children. Special Interest
W-Club The W-Club seeks to inspire young women to maturity as Christians and to recognize those who have rendered outstanding service to Abilene Christian Academic
Weekend Campaigns We’re a student run organization that participate in 3-4 “service projects” a semester at various non profits in Texas. It’s student led and a great opportunity for fellowship between peers and allows students to experience service and lead in their own way. Special Interest
Wildcat Reign Student Cheering section at ACU athletics events. Special Interest
Wildcat Wake To honor God through the mutual love of watersports. Special Interest
Wildcats for Sustainability Promotes Christian stewardship by creating awareness, building wholesome relationships, and serving others in order to make a difference in the world for God's kingdom. Special Interest
Young Americans for Freedom YAF chapters bring together students to advocate for the ideas of limited government, individual freedom, free enterprise, traditional values and a strong national defense. Special Interest
Student Panel of Undergraduate Research   Special Interest

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