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Student Life

Clubs and Organizations

“Getting involved“ at Quinnipiac means being active, contributing to the growing culture and vitality of our community, and making self-discovery and social growth central to your student experience. How do we make it happen? With close to 140 unique student organizations.

An education in the art of balancing work and play

What does it mean to have access to nearly 140 recognized student-run clubs and organizations? It means unique opportunities to become a campus leader, and to pursue passions ranging from social justice and cultural awareness to physical fitness and the performing arts.

Try something that sparks your interest — or find a new one — because we believe exploration and self-discovery are part of a great student experience. You’ll feel that energy each year during the Big Event when thousands of Quinnipiac students, alumni, faculty and staff members roll up their sleeves on a Saturday to work at area schools, soup kitchens and parks. You’ll experience that culture as you interact with visiting authors, artists, Nobel Laureates, CEOs and other guest speakers.

"A Quick Minute" Engagement Fair 2023

Engagement Fair 2023

Quinnipiac's fall Engagement Fair provides students with information about our 140+ student groups and organizations, and how to get involved.

Academic Groups and Honor Societies

With 61 academic groups and honor societies, you’ll have many opportunities to connect with people who share your talents and interests. Many of these national honor societies provide benefits beyond graduation, with a lifelong membership that delivers ongoing opportunities for professional growth and networking.

Academic Groups

  • Accounting Society
  • American Marketing Association
  • American Society for Microbiology Quinnipiac University Student Chapter
  • American Society of Civil Engineers Student Chapter
  • Athletic Training Club
  • Behavioral Neuroscience Club (BNS)
  • Biomedical Sciences Club
  • Computer Information Systems Society (CISS)
  • Economics Club
  • Entrepreneurship Club
  • Game Club
  • Institute of Industrial and Systems Engineers
  • International Business Society
  • Investment Club
  • Physical Therapy Club
  • Pre-Dental Society
  • Pre-Health Professionals Society
  • Pre-Law Society
  • Pre-Pharmacy Club
  • Pre-Physician Assistant Club
  • Psychology Club
  • Quinnipiac Computing Club
  • Quinnipiac Future Teachers Organization
  • Quinnipiac Minority Association of Pre-Medical Students
  • Quinnipiac Mock Trial Association
  • Quinnipiac Student Nurses Association (QSNA)
  • Quinnipiac University American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)
  • Quinnipiac University Engineering Printing Club
  • Society for Human Resource Management at Quinnipiac University (SHRM@QU)
  • Society, Life and Justice Club
  • Society of Women Engineers (SWE)
  • Student Chapter of the Association of Women in Sports Media
  • Student Occupational Therapy Association (SOTA)

Honor Societies

  • Accounting, Finance and Information Systems: Beta Alpha Psi
  • Biology: Phi Sigma Biological Honor Society
  • Business: Beta Gamma Sigma
  • Communications: Lambda Pi Eta
  • Computer Information Systems: Alpha Iota Mu
  • Continuing Education: Alpha Sigma Lambda
  • Debate: Pi Kappa Delta
  • English: Sigma Tau Delta
  • Gerontology: Sigma Phi Omega
  • Health Sciences: Alpha Eta
  • International Students: Phi Beta Delta
  • Marketing: Delta Epsilon Chi
  • Math & Science: Sigma Xi, the Scientific Research Society
  • Nursing: Sigma Theta Tau International
  • Occupational Therapy: Pi Theta Epsilon
  • Political Science: Pi Sigma Alpha
  • Psychology: Psi Chi, Quinnipiac chapter
  • Sociology: Alpha Kappa Delta
  • Spanish: Sigma Delta Pi

Celebrating Differences

Quinnipiac first-year student Riya Patel performs in the Carl Hansen ’52 Student Center piazza during Bollywood Fest, an annual event to celebrate South Asian culture through food, performances and dance, hosted by the South Asian Society.

Culture and Identity Groups

Diversity is about much more than ethnicity. It’s about different cultures, beliefs, genders, orientations and religions — all of which are embraced here at Quinnipiac through a number of groups and organizations. We have 13 student-run organizations dedicated to cultural diversity, tolerance and gender equality. Each of these clubs offers social and recreational events that will enable you to experience other customs in a fun, enjoyable and welcoming environment, while you leave your own unique mark on the university community.

Culture and Identity Groups

  • African and Caribbean Student Union
  • Asian Student Alliance
  • Black Student Union
  • Gender and Sexuality Alliance
  • Indigenous Student Union (ISU)
  • International Student Association
  • Italian Cultural Society
  • Latino Cultural Society
  • Minority Association for Pre-Medical Students
  • Multicultural Student Leadership Council
  • Muslim Student Association
  • NaturallyMe
  • Quinnipiac University Chinese Students and Scholars Association
  • Quinnipiac University Irish Club
  • South Asian Society
  • Turkish Student Association
  • Women Empowered
  • Women in Support of Humanity

Fraternities and Sororities

Joining one of our fraternities or sororities offers an opportunity to be part of something bigger than yourself, while still fostering your individuality. Our national and international chapters are built on the fundamental principles of leadership, growth, service and community, so you’ll learn to give back while forging deep bonds with friends who will continue to support you long after you’ve graduated. Whether facing off with your friends and roommates in a series of competitive tug-of-war challenges, developing and choreographing lip sync battles against other chapters, or coming together to lead philanthropic activities to benefit your local community, you will have fun and do good, while getting to know each other and yourself better.

  • Alpha Sigma Phi
  • Beta Theta Pi
  • Delta Chi
  • Delta Upsilon
  • Pi Kappa Phi
  • Sigma Phi Epsilon (returning Fall 2024)
  • Tau Kappa Epsilon
  • Zeta Beta Tau

  • Alpha Chi Omega
  • Alpha Delta Pi
  • Chi Omega
  • Delta Delta Delta
  • Gamma Phi Beta
  • Kappa Alpha Theta
  • Kappa Delta
  • Phi Sigma Sigma
  • Pi Beta Phi

  • Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.
  • Chi Upsilon Sigma National Latin Sorority, Inc.
  • Lamba Theta Phi Latin Fraternity, Inc.
  • Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc.
  • Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc.

Religious Groups

No matter what your religion is, you are welcomed, accepted and supported here. Our student-run religious organizations and other faith-based outlets have created an environment of spiritual and religious awareness, and our Office of Religious Life offers counseling, worship and celebratory activities for students of different faiths.

Religious Groups

  • Jewish Student Organization
  • Muslim Student Association
  • Quinnipiac Christian Fellowship

Serving the Greater Good

Work on a food drive, build a house for someone in need or participate in one of our philanthropic events right here on our campuses.

Service Groups

Our service groups connect you with individuals around the region and throughout the country where you will leave a tangible mark — while developing valuable skills and having fun in the process.

Service Groups

  • Alpha Phi Omega
  • The Big Event at Quinnipiac
  • Bobcats in the Community
  • Community Action Project (CAP)
  • Habitat for Humanity
  • Hand Prints for Sunshine
  • Old Friends and New
  • Relay For Life
  • Rotaract Club

Political and Advocacy Groups

Learn how you can influence the larger processes of government and social change. Whether you consider yourself conservative or liberal — or you’re still deciding — Quinnipiac offers many opportunities to voice your opinion and explore social issues.

Political and Advocacy Groups

  • American Sign Language
  • Foundation for Orphans
  • Love Your Melon Campus Crew
  • National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI)
  • Quinnipiac University Chapter of Students Sensible Drug Policy
  • Quinnipiac University Democrats
  • Quinnipiac University Political Science Association
  • Quinnipiac University Republicans
  • Students for Environmental Action
  • Student Organ Donation Advocates

Student Media

Don’t just be part of the conversation; lead it. Host your own radio show, cover the big story on campus or capture the moments our alumni will cherish for a lifetime. Our student-run media organizations offer you the opportunity to express yourself while developing real-world skills that will make you an attractive candidate for a variety of industries.

Student Media Groups

  • Montage Literary and Art Journal
  • The Quinnipiac Chronicle
  • Q30 Television
  • The Summit Yearbook

Government and Programming Boards

Our government and programming boards provide you with over a dozen ways to develop your leadership, advocacy and management skills. These groups provide the university-wide leadership and governance needed for a successful and active student community.

Government and Programming Boards

  • Student Government Association (SGA)
  • Student Programming Board (SPB)

Arts, Spirit and Recreation Groups

Getting in on the action is easy with one of our Arts, Recreation or Spirit groups.

Spirit Groups

There’s nothing quite like hearing cheers and enthusiasm thunder throughout one of our 2 arenas in Quinnipiac’s state-of-the-art sports center. Our school spirit is second to none, and you can electrify the crowds at our games and show your support for our athletic teams by joining one of our spirit groups. Being part of these groups might even take you to world-renowned venues like Barclays Center or Madison Square Garden.

Spirit Groups

  • Dance Fusion
  • Kickline
  • Quinnipiac Spirit Group

Arts, Entertainment and Multimedia Groups

Creativity is never in short supply here. Our 20 arts, entertainment and multimedia student groups offer a great opportunity to explore your artistic passions. Sing at Madison Square Garden, perform in Dublin or dance in a fundraising competition on campus that partners faculty and staff with students. Theater, a cappella or dance are just a few examples of the types of groups you can choose to join.

Arts, Entertainment and Multimedia Groups

Arts and Entertainment Groups

  • Dance Company
  • Fourth Wall
  • Legends A Cappella
  • Note-able!
  • Stitch It Forward
  • Tap Company

Multimedia Groups

  • AIGA (American Institute of Graphic Arts)
  • Anime Club
  • Quinnipiac Film Society

Recreation Clubs

You’ll spend plenty of time studying and in class, but we understand how important it is to have plenty of other outlets for fun and to unwind. Our recreational groups will bring you together with others who share your passion for fitness, sports, hobbies or the great outdoors.

Recreation Clubs

  • Fishing Club
  • QU Fit Fam
  • QU Snow
  • Quinnipiac Running Club
  • Rock Climbing Club
  • Slackline Club

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