Clubs & Organizations – Asbury University
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  • American Enterprise Institute — Contact Dr. Yoder for more information.
    Faculty/staff advisor: Mike Yoder
    Student representative: Juan Martin Vidal
  • College Democrats — The AU College Democrats are committed to informing students of the motives of the Democratic party, while upholding the party platform through service awareness and social justice in the context of our Christian faith, as well as working to bring more young people into the political process.
    Faculty/staff advisor: Michelle Kratzer, Corrie Merricks
    Student representative: John Bowling
  • AU College Republicans — AU College Republicans hope to promote better understanding of current political programs and policies within the Republican party.
    Faculty/staff advisor: Don Simmons
    Student representative: Jesse Green
  • Herpetology Club — The purpose of Herpetology club is to encourage students whose interests include the academic study of reptiles and amphibians through animal husbandry, research, and hands-on experience. As a group we wish to pursue and gain a further understanding of God’s creation.
    Faculty/staff advisor: Marvin Ruffner, Ben Brammell
    Student representative: Emma Jo Dean
  • Phi Alpha Theta (History Honors Society) — 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.
    Faculty/staff advisor: Glen Spann
    Student representative: Jed Smith
  • Phi Beta Lambda (Business Club) — The Asbury Chapter of Phi Beta Lambda will serve to launch students’ professional development, promote civic, personal, and spiritual responsibility, and prepare students alongside the Dayton School of Business to be the best for the world.
    Faculty/staff advisor: Alesha Graves
    Student representative: Evan Kinniard
  • Pre-Vet Club — Asbury Pre-Vet Club is committed to helping Pre-Veterinary students meet their goals and learn about unique opportunities in the field. The club serves local animal shelters and is involved with the organization Christian Veterinary Missions. We seek to show the love of Christ through veterinary medicine.
    Student representative: Phoebe Grimwood
  • Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA) — Part of the foremost collegiate student organization of its kind, the Asbury chapter of the Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA) fosters the abilities and career development of its members by connecting them to a network of peers and professionals facilitated through PRSSA national and regional conferences, exclusive online content, chapter events such as special speakers and site visits, and networking opportunities. We also sponsor campus community events, including Servant Leadership Day, the annual Oscar watch party, and other service endeavors.
    Faculty/staff advisor: Todd Wold
    Student representative: Sydney Scheller
  • RISE: Faith and Feminism — As Asbury’s feminist organization, RISE’s primary purpose is to provide women and men on campus the space to discuss and resolve issues surrounding the treatment of women in the world. RISE will host events and service projects that further healthy dialogue, integrate faith and feminism, and engage the members of our community.
    Faculty/staff advisors: David Swartz, Lisa Weaver Swartz
    Student representative: Lauren Hemenover
  • Sacred Life Club — The mission of the Asbury Sacred Life Club is to be involved in activities that raise awareness and help to protect and defend the most fundamental right of humankind, the right to life of every innocent human being from the beginning of life to natural death.
    Faculty/staff advisor: Paul Nesselroade
    Student representative: Kyle Pernell
  • Self Defense Club — The Women’s Self Defense Club serves to provide a basic skillset to empower women and give them the confidence to protect themselves, as well as to enhance women’s physical safety and awareness during their college years and beyond.
    Faculty/staff advisor: David Hay
    Student representative: Allyson Gemma
  • Sigma Delta Pi (Spanish Honors Society) — We gather as a group to have fun playing games, watching movies, etc. While using the Spanish language as our means of communication. To become a part of the sigma delta pi you must have completed 18 credits of Spanish or be enrolled in a class that would put you at or above 18 credits, while maintaining a GPA of at least 3.0 in all Spanish classes.
    Faculty/staff advisor: Shelby Thacker
    Student representative: Aron VanGoosevillens
  • Sigma Tau Delta (English Honors Society) — We are a professional society whose mission is to promote the study of English through the encouragement of research, good teaching, publication and the exchange of learning and ideas among scholars. We seek to bring students and teachers together for intellectual and social fellowship, which promote and assist research and publication by our members in a variety of ways. Being a part of Sigma Tau Delta connects our local English community to an international community, and as a result members are given an easier way to transition into the larger international scholastic community.
    Student representative: Darian Phelps
  • Sigma Zeta (Math & Science Honors Society) — The Sigma Zeta Club has two major purposes:  to recognize students who have excelled in science and/or mathematics and to provide opportunities for developing leadership skills through sponsored activities which include fellowship, outreach and educational growth.
    Faculty/staff advisor: Laura Walther
    Student representatives: Sarah Balcom, Koh Young
  • Step Team — The Step Team works to educate the Asbury community on what step is and the impact it has had on culture. We collaborate with local steps teams and other groups on campus to celebrate culture and glorify Christ.
    Faculty/staff advisor: Esther Jadhav
    Student representative: Caitlin Lyle
  • Young Americans for Freedom — The Young Americans for Freedom Chapter of Asbury University is a non-partisan, conservative organization dedicated to defending the individual liberties and freedoms which we as Americans are guaranteed by the Constitution. Our main focus is to educate, communicate with, and recruit the next generation of young Americans to be advocates for said rights, while still adhering to the Christian principles we embrace as students at Asbury University.
    Faculty/staff Advisor: Kevin Anderson
    Student representative: Sam Roberts

Spiritual Life Board Clubs and Organizations

  • Youth Ministry Club — The Youth Ministry Club resources youth ministry students and all AU students who are involved or interested in youth ministry in any way. YMC equips leaders with training, networking, and a space to share resources, ideas, and practices.
    Faculty/staff advisor: Brian Hull
    Student representative: Sebastian Rojas

Student Activities Board Clubs and Organizations

  • Last Man Standing — Last Man Standing hopes to provide the community with the ability to partake in enjoyable nerf games that create a fun atmosphere outside of the busy college life. We promote respect, strategy, excitement, and joy within our club to benefit the Asbury experience.
    Faculty/staff advisor: Kirk Sims
    Student representative: Quinn Endicott

Reserve Officers’ Training Corps

The need for strong moral leaders in the military has never been greater and the Asbury University Reserve Officers’ Training Corps program (ROTC) is growing to meet the demand. Asbury currently participates in the Army program at the University of Kentucky under the leadership of LTC Kyle Yates, and the Air Force branch of ROTC under Lt. Col. Katie Buss.  The Asbury University ROTC Liaison is Dr. David Coulliette.