Student Activities and Organizations
Alpha Chi is a national college honor society founded in 1922 to recognize and promote academic excellence among college and university students of all disciplines. Membership to the Michigan Eta chapter is by invitation to enrolled Rochester University juniors and seniors who have completed at least 24 graded semester hours at RU and are in the top 10% of their class as determined by cumulative GPA. Alpha Chi is a member of the Association of College Honor Societies.
Black Student Union, BSU
The mission of the Black Student Union is to create a dedicated environment for our community of Black students. The BSU aims to offer engagement opportunities that promote cultural awareness through educational, and social programming.
Health and Wellness Club
The purpose of the Health and Wellness Club is to support the mission of Rochester University and the Center for Student Life by promoting and nurturing a culture of holistic, healthy life choices within the club.
Omicron is an all-female club focused on serving their community and seeking God’s will for their lives.
PRISM is a group dedicated to creating safe and supportive spaces for LGBTQIA+ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer or questioning, intersex, and asexual or allied) students of color, students with disabilities, and other marginalized groups at Rochester University.
Psi Chi – The International Honor Society in Psychology
Psi Chi is an international honor society whose purpose shall be to encourage, stimulate, and maintain excellence in scholarship of the individual members in all fields, particularly in psychology, and to advance the science of psychology. The Rochester University chapter promotes communication, ingenuity, and collaboration among students and faculty alike.
Faculty Sponsors – Dr. Jessica J. Matyas; Dr. Kelly Bosse
Rochester University Chapter of the National Student Nurses Association, RUSNA
The Rochester University Chapter (RUSNA) of the National Student Nurses Association (NSNA) is open to all nursing and pre-nursing students at Rochester University. NSNA’s mission is to mentor students preparing for initial licensure as registered nurses, and to convey the standards, ethics, and skills that students will need as responsible and accountable leaders and members of the profession.
Faculty Sponsors – Professor Kimberly Nash is the current faculty sponsor for the RUSNA.
Sigma Theta Tau – Theta Psi – Honor Society of Nursing
The nursing students have the opportunity to belong to a nursing honor society to which they are selected based on specific criteria. Potential members who meet our eligibility criteria are invited to join Sigma – baccalaureate and graduate nursing students who demonstrate excellence in scholarship and to nurse leaders exhibiting exceptional achievements in nursing. The mission of the Honor Society of Nursing, Sigma Theta Tau International, is advancing world health and celebrating nursing excellence in scholarship, leadership, and service. Sigma Theta Tau International’s vision is to be the global organization of choice for nursing.
President: Bethany Musallam
Faculty Counselor: Malgorzata Baumann
Sigma Tau Delta – Alpha Iota Phi – International English Honor Society
Sigma Tau Delta is the International English Honor Society. Rochester University’s local chapter is named Alpha Iota Phi, and the sponsors for it are full-time faculty in the Department of English. Students invited to join Sigma Tau Delta at RU are required to meet the following qualifications:
- Must have completed a minimum of two college courses in English language and literature beyond the usual requirements in freshman English
- Must have a minimum of a B or equivalent average in English and in general scholarship (a 3.0 on a 4.0 scale)
- Must have completed at least three semesters or five quarters of college course work
Theta Chi is an all-male club that seeks to revere God, serve one another and their community, be excellent in all they do, and trust their brethren with their lives.