Why Should I get involved?
Students get involved for many different reasons based on their individual needs and desires. What you get out of it varies with your individual contribution, but most students say they receive great personal success and have the most fun of their life being involved in college!
Get involved to:
- Meet people and make life-long friends
- Explore your intended field or career area
- Develop leadership skills
- Give back to the community
- Pursue an interest
- Have fun!
Want to be involved but have other ideas of what to do? Visit the Student Success and Engagement office to talk about taking on the rewarding challenge of creating a new organization. We want to help you discuss the goals and objectives of the new group and are a resource for you through this process to help make it a success!
- Leadership Opportunities
- Academic Organizations
- Greek Organizations
- Christian Organization
- Special Interest Organizations
- Musical Organizations
- Blue and Gold Champions
This group of select individuals work directly with the Student Success and Engagement Team to welcome new students to campus through the Blue and Gold Days and the Fall Orientation program, as well as serve as peer mentors throughout the year for new freshmen. They also participate in leadership development programing and various student success initiatives throughout the academic year.
- Inter-Greek Council (IGC)
The Inter-Greek Council serves as the umbrella organization that recognizes and governs all social fraternities and sororities at Lakeland University. The purpose of IGC is to foster a unified community that upholds: Academic Excellence, Participatory Citizenship, Campus Involvement, Membership and Chapter Development.
- Resident Assistant (RA)
Resident Assistants are a select group of students who work to create positive, inclusive, safe, and interactive residence hall experiences. RAs are valuable resources who provide support for individual development, civility, and responsibility in our living/learning communities.
- Student Activities Foundation Board
Select students review and award funding for various student proposed initiatives that demonstrate academic supplementation, intercultural relations, and school loyalty. This board also oversees proposals for new student organizations, and reviews status of campus organizations at the end of each academic year.
- Student Government Association (SGA)
SGA's purpose is to provide a representative body through which students may participate in the formation of institutional policy impacting the overall sustainability of Lakeland University; and to further increase accurate communication between students, faculty, administration and alumni.
- Accounting Club
To promote Lakeland University's Accounting Department, to provide a social forum for fun and educational accounting related experiences, and to increase student awareness of opportunities in the field of accounting.
- Alpha Phi Sigma (Criminal Justice Honor Society)
Alpha Phi Sigma recognizes academic excellence of undergraduate and graduate Criminal Justice students. Alpha Phi Sigma strives to promote academic excellence, community service involvement, and unity. Alpha Phi Sigma is the only national Criminal Justice Honor Society.
- Association of Information Technology Professionals (AITP)
Provide a community for future information technology business professional to reach their true potential by providing education, information, and trends based on relevant technology and business issues, with forums for networking and exploring.
- Aviation Club
The Lakeland University Aviation Club is dedicated to promoting interest in aviation through fellowship among students, support of flight associated projects, and contributions to educational programs for our broader community.
- Chemistry Club
The purpose of this organization shall be to afford an opportunity for students of a chemical science to become better acquainted, to secure the intellectual stimulation that arises from professional association, to obtain experience in preparing and presenting technical material before chemical audiences, to foster a professional spirit among the members, to instill a professional pride in the chemical sciences, and to foster an awareness of the responsibilities and challenges of the modern chemist.
- Criminal Justice Club
To enable students involved in learning about the Criminal Justice system and what it has to offer through a variety of jobs and positions. This organization is open to criminal justice majors/minors but we encourage all students to join for amazing demos, speakers and hands on experiences that happen outside of the classroom.
- Exercise Science Club
To encourage exercise science students to work together in promoting health on campus, greater hands-on experiences through workshops, guest lectures, finding options to obtain certifications and attend conferences.
- History Club
The purpose of this organization is to promote history, the history department and all things historical. To foster the further interest in historical knowledge and assist students in learning about history.
- Hospitality Management Association
We strive to provide educational experiences for students in Hospitality Management. This will be accomplished through guest speakers, tours, community service events and trips. This is an organization that will explore the different areas of the hospitality industry and all that it has to offer.
- Math Club
To promote the university's mathematics department, to provide a social forum for fun and educational math-related experiences, and to increase student awareness of opportunities in mathematical fields. It provides an opportunity for interested students to experience Mathematics outside the classroom environment.
- The Mirror/Newspaper
The Lakeland Mirror is the university newspaper. Students interested in news and feature writing, photography, creating cartoons, typing, editing, proofreading, and computer layout and design are invited to join the Mirror staff. You can earn one credit each semester by taking the Lakeland Mirror practicum class, which meets twice each week.
- Psi Chi – National Psychology Honor Society
- Psychology Club
The Psychology Club exists to provide information about finding a job with a Psychology degree, applying to graduate school, finding an internship, along with other topics of interest to students. The intent is to encourage psychology majors to connect with one another and the faculty, as well as encourage upper-level students to mentor first and second year students.
- Spanish Club
The Spanish Club's objectives are to promote interest in Latin culture and the Spanish community, to provide fellowship among students and faculty, to represent student needs and wants in regard to learning culture and communication, and to provide a forum for the presentation of innovative ideas to benefit of the university community.
- Spanish National Honor Society
The purpose of the Spanish National Honor Society is the following: To honor those who attain excellence in the study of the Spanish language and in the study of the literature and culture of the Spanish-speaking, To honor those who have made the Hispanic contributions to modern culture better known in the English-speaking world. To encourage the university and university students to acquire a greater interest in and a deeper understanding of Hispanic culture. To foster friendly relations and mutual respect between the nations of Hispanic speech and those of English speech. To serve its membership in ways which will contribute to the attainment of the goals and ideals of the society.
- Beta Sigma Omega Fraternity (ΒΣΩ)
Originally known on campus as the Black Student Organization, in 1986 a group of 20 men decided to become Greek to be more visible on campus. The Betas have done many community service projects including Adopt-a-Highway, Boys & Girls Club service, and volunteering at regional walks. This fraternity is organized for the advancement of education, citizenship and community development.
- Mu Lambda Sigma Fraternity (ΜΛΣ)
Founded in 1932, Mu Lambda Sigma is the oldest Greek chapter at Lakeland. They are strong in brotherhood, tradition, and pride. They are a diverse group of individuals, from all walks of life, who have come together for the good of all.
- Phi Delta Omega Sorority (ΦΔΩ)
Founded in 1970, Phi Delta Omega owns a proud history of "service in threefold- God, community, and school." A diverse group in attitude and opinion, the Phi Delts are involved on and off campus with various activities including Adopt-a-Highway, the Giving Tree, Teddy Bear Toss, and Sexual Assault Awareness Week. They also strive to achieve high academic standards and success for each of our members.
- Pi Kappa Gamma Sorority (ΠΚΓ)
Founded in 1968, Pi Kappa Gamma is the oldest sorority at Lakeland University. It was established to help women come forward, be recognized, and express themselves. They build strong, life-long friendships and practice trust and loyalty. The Pi Kappas provide opportunities for friends to come together and share time to learn and grow while having fun.
- Zeta Chi Fraternity (ΖΧ)
The Zeta Chi Fraternity has been an organization of excellence on the Lakeland University campus since 1933. They are a Greek organization focused on hard work and dedication. Through campus and community service, they are a brotherhood committed to diversity and open-mindedness. Overall, this fraternity is an organization based on fun, trust, and friendship, enveloped with a brotherhood that is ever true to Zeta Chi.
- Spiritual Life Council (SLC)
The purpose of this group is to use a combination of prayer, socialization, service, and action to further develop Christianity and other faith expressions within the Lakeland University Community.
- Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA)
Special Interest Organizations
- Alphabet Soup
This organization aims to promote awareness and tolerance of the LGBT Community and their allies. We also work to stop anti-LGBT bullying and help spread equality for everyone regardless of gender, race and sexual orientation. This inclusive group also provides a safe space for those who have questions or seek a place to be themselves.
- Anime Club
- Asian Student Union
- Badminton Club
The purpose of this organization is to provide an opportunity for every student to enjoy their college life and release their stress by playing badminton and building friendships with each other. Also, we are promoting badminton to people that are not familiar with it and try to make this sport become popular.
- Beta Psi Nu
- Black Student Union (BSU)
The Black Student Union promotes the awareness of the African-American culture on campus and seeks to identify relevant issues and initiate appropriate action in order to support the needs of our African-American students to ensure their social, cultural, and academic success. It will also seek to provide enriching experiences and assure continuing development of progressive environment which is conducive to our African-American students in their quest to obtain a quality and meaningful education.
- Change Matters
- Dance Team
To support and promote school spirit by performing appropriate dances that represent the university with pride.
Lakeland University Drumline is a dynamic, inclusive, multi-cultural student organization that creates excitement at sporting events, boosts spirit around the school, and allows musicians and non-musicians to express their interest in instrumental music.
- Gentlemen of Virtue
The focus of Gentlemen of Virtue is to build cross cultural relationships, provide professional student development opportunities, and create strategies to help men overcome challenges that will lead to staying in school, getting good grades and graduating!
- Global Student Association (GSA)
The purpose of the Global Student Association is to promote, celebrate and embrace cultural diversity in the Lakeland University community.
- Habitat for Humanity
Habitat for Humanity is a nonprofit, Christian based, housing ministry that works to eliminate poverty housing. Habitat contends that every man, woman and child should have a decent, affordable, safe place to live. Lakeland's Habitat Chapter participates in local builds, hosts fundraisers and participates in an annual spring break trip.
- Hispanic Professionals of Greater Milwaukee
- Indoor-Outdoor Adventure Club
Do you like to go bowling, or play laser tag? Or do you prefer outdoor experiences such as skiing, fishing, hunting, etc. This organization is for students who enjoy recreational experiences. Students involved in this group will plan and organize different indoor or outdoor activities both on and off campus.
- Lakeland Improv
- Latin Dance Group
The Latino Dance group offers students with various backgrounds and interests the chance of a cultural learning experience through different types of Latino dances; to promote diversity and cultural awareness at Lakeland University, and to encourage closer relationships between students of different ethnicities.
Rotaract is a club that connects people locally and globally. Our mission is to promote peace, fight disease, provide clean water, help families, support education, and grow economies. In doing this we ensure we place others above self. Rotaract is a resource to bridge young professional to leaders in the community.
- Student Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC)
This purpose of SAAC is to enhance the total student-athlete experience by promoting opportunities for all student-athletes, protecting student-athlete welfare, and fostering a positive student-athlete image while maintaining the tenants of the NCAA Division III philosophy.
Unities is a hip-hop based dance group designed to give Lakeland University students the opportunity to dance to current music and show off their dance skills. We encourage people of different backgrounds to come together and be one through music and dance.
- Lakeland University Symphonic Band
The Symphonic Band is the campus' premiere instrumental ensemble. Membership is open to all Lakeland students, with a placement audition. The band performs a variety of diverse and challenging music including selections from the traditional wind band repertoire, as well as transcriptions of major classical literature and pops selections including musicals, film, and other contemporary music. The band program provides a large-group experience in which students have the opportunity to develop individual and ensemble musicianship, build relationships, and develop organization and leadership skills. In addition to four annual concerts, members go on tour every two years, and will also perform at selected university events throughout the year. Members of the Symphonic Band also serve as part of the Muskie Pride Marching Band during the Fall semester. MUS 225 – University Band may be taken as often as desired for 0 or 1 credit. Offered Fall and Spring. Prerequisite: None.
- Muskie Pride Marching Band
The Muskie Pride performs both field shows and parade marching, and acts as the pep band at Lakeland athletic events. Membership is open to all Lakeland students. The band plays for Lakeland home football games, selected basketball games, and other events. The group's repertoire includes a variety of pop/contemporary music including classic rock, funk, jazz, and musical/movie soundtracks. Band members have the opportunity to be part of a dynamic musical organization taking an active part in campus life while honing individual and ensemble musicianship, building relationships, and developing leadership skills. MUS 225 – University Band may be taken as often as desired for 0 or 1 credit. Offered Fall and Spring. Prerequisite: None.
- Lakeland Jazz Ensemble
The Lakeland Jazz Ensemble is a combo-style instrumental jazz group. This ensemble provides students opportunity to investigate the stylistic characteristics of jazz and popular music through the performance and study of literature for large and small jazz ensembles; students will explore basic improvisation techniques. Varying in size, the ensemble includes woodwinds, brass, and rhythm section (piano, guitar, bass, drumset). Previous experience with jazz is advantageous but not required. MUS 228 – Jazz Ensemble may be taken as often as desired for 0 or 1 credit. Offered Fall and Spring. Prerequisite: Placement audition and instructor consent.
- Lakeland University Concert Choir
The Lakeland University Concert Choir is an elite mixed-voice choir made up of the most skilled singers at Lakeland. In addition to performing on-campus concerts throughout the year, The Lakeland Choir showcases Lakeland's choral program by singing at local schools and churches, and by touring every other spring. Membership is open to all Lakeland students. Singing experience is an asset but not required. Music-reading is valued. The ensemble is a mixed voice (male/female) choir which sings a variety of songs from the Renaissance to the 20th century and including classical, contemporary, sacred, and showtunes. Students will explore music in a variety of languages and styles. MUS 235 The Lakeland Choir may be taken as often as desired for credit. Offered fall and spring. Prerequisite: None.
- Sheboygan Symphony Partnership
Membership in the Sheboygan Symphony Orchestra is open to all Lakeland University students who play violin, viola, cello, or double bass. The symphony performs challenging literature from all musical eras and provides accompaniment for several prominent guest artists each season. Prospective symphony members must complete a successful audition for the conductor.