Clubs & Organizations

Don’t let the small size of our campus fool you—there are enough activities going on each day on campus to keep you busy.  Whether your interest lies in athletics, creative expression, student government, academic enrichment, community service, spiritual development—or in any combination of these areas—you’ll find an outlet here for your energy.

Many academic departments sponsor clubs and academic honor societies for students with a particular interest in the discipline, so be sure to visit the departments that interest you or contact a faculty member in that department for more information.

New clubs spring up every year according to student interest. Who knows? Maybe you’ll be the inspiration for the next organization that others can’t wait to join.

eSports

eSports

eSports at University of the Cumberlands. provides an arena in which students can enjoy playing video games in competition with each other and against students from other colleges within the Collegiate Starleague.  The sport has grown rapidly in the past few years to include teams from schools and colleges in the USA and from around the world.

 

For more information, please contact Coach Jeremiah Brown at jeremiah.brown@ucumberlands.edu

Intramurals

Badminton
Basketball 3-on-3
Basketball 5-on-5
Flag Football
Golf
Putt-Putt
Sand Volleyball
Volleyball

National Honors Societies

Alpha Lambda Delta (Freshmen)

Alpha Lambda Delta is UC’s local chapter of the national freshman honor society.  Membership is open to full-time first-year students with a minimum GPA of 3.5 for their first semester as a UC student.

Alpha Psi Omega (Theater)

ALPHA PSI OMEGA was organized as a theatre honor society for the purpose of providing acknowledgement to those demonstrating a high standard of accomplishment in theatre and, through the expansion of ALPHA PSI OMEGA among colleges and universities, providing a wider fellowship for those interested in theatre. For more information visit http://www.alphapsiomega.org/index.php/constitution

 

Beta Beta Beta (Biology)

Beta Beta Beta- The Purpose of Beta Beta Beta Biological Honor Society shall be to function as an honor and professional society for students of the biological sciences. Its activities shall be designed to stimulate interest, scholarly attainment, and investigation in the biological sciences, and to promote the dissemination of information and new interpretations among students of the life sciences. http://www.tri-beta.org

Eta Beta Rho (Hebrew)

Eta Beta Rho was founded in 1960 by the National Association of Professors of Hebrew in American Institutions of Higher Learning in order to encourage high achievement in Hebrew studies. The Association continues to act as sponsor for the Society and appoints a national Coordinator of Eta Beta Rho. For more information visit http://www.naphhebrew.org/eta-beta-rho

Kappa Delta Pi

Kappa Delta Pi (KDP), International Honor Society in Education, was founded in 1911 to foster excellence in education and promote fellowship among those dedicated to teaching. For over a century, the Society has consistently grown, starting with a local chapter to become the international organization it is today, with an initiated membership that exceeds 1.2 million!

Using a variety of programs, services, and resources, KDP supports and advances educators throughout the phases and levels of their teaching careers.

The chapter on campus is: Kappa Delta Pi Upsilon, and as a member of Kappa Delta Pi Upsilon, education students have the opportunity to be a part of the Education Club on campus.

Kappa Mu Epsilon

- Kappa Mu Epsilon is a specialized honor society in Mathematics. KME was founded in 1931 to promote the interest of mathematics among undergraduate students. For more information visit http://www.kappamuepsilon.org/pages/a/index.php

Pi Delta Phi

The purpose of this society shall be to recognize outstanding scholarship in the French language and Francophone literatures, to increase the knowledge and appreciation of Americans for the cultural contributions of the French-speaking world and to stimulate and to encourage French and francophone cultural activities. For more information visit http://www.pideltaphi.org/#!constitution/co6b

Phi Alpha Theta

We are a professional society whose mission is to promote the study of history through the encouragement of research, good teaching, publication and the exchange of learning and ideas among historians. We seek to bring students and teachers together for intellectual and social exchanges, which promote and assist historical research and publication by our members in a variety of ways. - See more at: http://phialphatheta.org/missionstatement#sthash.sJXnQz6C.dpuf

Psi Chi

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. For more information visit http://www.psichi.org/?page=purpose#.VdNG-LeFMdU

Sigma Beta Delta

The mission of Sigma Beta Delta is to encourage and recognize scholarship and accomplishment among students of business, management and administration, and to encourage and promote aspirations toward personal and professional improvement and a life distinguished by honorable service to humankind.  Sigma Beta Delta was established to honor students who have attained superior records in business programs in schools and colleges with regional accreditation. For more information visit http://sigmabetadelta.org/about-us/ 

Sigma Delta Pi

Spanish honor society

Tau Upsilon Alpha

The mission of Sigma Beta Delta is to encourage and recognize scholarship and accomplishment among students of business, management and administration, and to encourage and promote aspirations toward personal and professional improvement and a life distinguished by honorable service to humankind.  Sigma Beta Delta was established to honor students who have attained superior records in business programs in schools and colleges with regional accreditation. For more information visit http://sigmabetadelta.org/about-us/

Theta Alpha Kappa

This organization is the national honor society for academic studies in Religion and Theology, and it exists to encourage, recognize, and maintain excellence in such studies within baccalaureate and post-baccalaureate degree programs, but also within the academic profession more broadly understood. http://www.thetaalphakappa.net/

For more information, contact: 

Lisa Bartram
Director of Student Activities
Phone: 606.539.4232
lisa.bartram@ucumberlands.edu 

Campus Life

UCPA Backpack Club

The UCPA program sponsors the UCPA backpack club. This club provides food to elementary aged children in the community by sending them home with backpacks full of food for the weekends. Serving the rural areas of Appalachia is one of the missions of this program. Any donations of food or money to purchase food are welcomed by the UCPA program.

Pre-PA Club
The Pre-PA club is for undergraduate students interesting in pursuing a career as a Physician Assistant. Members will interact with students and faculty/staff of the PA program here at UC and learn what being a Physician Assistant is all about. If you are interested, please stop by the PA program wing in the Correll Science Complex for more details.
The Riot

 

Campus Activity Board (CAB)

 

Student Government Association

 

Relay for Life

 

WCCR Campus Radio

 

Patriot Student Newspaper
College Democrats

 

College Republicans

 

House Council (Dorms)

 

CNAfME
A collegiate chapter of the National Association for Music Education which exists to provide students, school music programs and music advocates of all levels and backgrounds with support and  events both on and off campus. 
Mentoring Program
UCOR (Outdoor Club)

Ministries & Outreach

Appalachian Ministries

Appalachian Ministries began in the 70s when a group of UC students went out into the communities surrounding the university and saw the great needs all around them. Motivated to share the love, hope, and message of Jesus, AM was formed out of the scriptural basis of 1 John 3:18.

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Baptist Campus Ministries

BCM focuses on building excellent Christian leadership in students, on the inward spiritual journey to find Christ and on the outward spiritual journey of service in His power. Weekly campus services called Celebration include praise and worship led by the BCM praise band. Upperclassmen lead small groups for discipleship with a variety of weekly activities.  

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Cedaridge Ministry
Campus Crusade for Christ 
Disciples Drama Team
Fellowship of Christian Athletes

The Cumberland chapter of this international organization is open to all students and meets weekly to discover ways it can fulfill the International FCA’s mission to “present athletes and coaches, and all whom they influence, the challenge and adventure of receiving Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord and of serving Him in the fellowship of the Church.”

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International Student Ministries
Mission Teams
Mountain Outreach

Mountain Outreach is a non-profit service organization operated by the University of the Cumberlands. Since its inception in 1982, students and volunteers have completed 147 home building projects and completed renovations to hundreds more.  The program’s outreach includes numerous service projects that help provide children, the elderly, and financially struggling families with critical and urgent needs. 

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Nursing Home Ministry
Relay for Life
Revival Teams
Women on Mission