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Getting involved with a student organization can enhance your Gwynedd Mercy University experience. For more information about student organizations or for information on how to start a new club, visit the Student Activities Office, located on the 2nd floor of Waldron Center.

List of Student Organizations                Club Manuals                Registration Forms               Resources

Fall Clubs + Organizations Fair
Thursday, August 28, 2014
4:30pm - 6:00pm
Waldron Board Room


Alphabetical List of Student Organizations:

Best Buddies
Business Club
Campus Ministry
Chess Club
Criminal Justice Association
Dance Team
Equestrian Team
Fitness Club
GMAEYC (Gwynedd Mercy Association for Education of Young Children)
Multicultural Student Affairs
Peer Mentoring Association
Psychology Club
Special Education Club (Council for Exceptional Children: CEC)
SNAP (Student Nurses' Association of Pennsylvania)
Students Veterans Club
Student Activities Committee
Student Government Association
The Griffin (Literary Journal)
Voices of Gwynedd

Leadership Opportunities

Griffin Ambassadors
Orientation Leaders

Honor Societies

Alpha Eta
Alpha Kappa Delta
Alpha Phi Sigma
Alpha Sigma Lambda
Iota Kappa Chapter, Sigma Theta Tau
Kappa Delta Pi
Kappa Gamma Pi
Lambda Beta
Lambda Iota Tau
Lambda Nu
Phi Alpha Theta
Psi Chi
Sigma Phi Sigma
Sigma Zeta
Sigma Beta Delta

Is your Student Organization Registered?

All student organizations must register annually through the Student Activities Office. Registration forms are available in the Student Activities Office; they can also be downloaded.

Forms for registering an organization include information such as membership information, officer information, and a statement of commitment from the President and the advisor.

Completed registration forms must be submitted by the last business day in September in order for the organization to renew its official recognition.

Clubs & Organizations Manual (pdf)

Clubs & Organizations Advisors Manual (pdf)


Additional Forms/Resources for Student Clubs & Organizations:

Clubs & Organizations Recognition Form (pdf)

How do I start a Club/Organization at Gwynedd Mercy University? (pdf)

How to write a bylaw-constitution? (pdf)

Change of Officer Form (pdf)

Officers and Member Roster Form (pdf)

Add an event to the Student Activities Calendar (pdf)

Tips for a successful officer transition (pdf)

Event Risk Management Checklist (pdf)

Student Organizations Descriptions:

Best Buddies
The Best Buddies mission is to establish a global volunteer movement that creates opportunities for one to one friendships, integrated employment and leadership development for people with intellectual and development disabilities. We seek to bring the Best Buddies' mission to the Gwynedd Mercy University community as well as to help facilitate meaningful friendships between the community with intellectual and developmental disabilities and the students of Gwynedd Mercy University.

President: Christie Delhagen
Membership Coordinator: Kaity Irving
Activities Director: Brittany Bell
Treasurer: Anthony Rossi
SGA Rep: Simone Rudich
Advisor: Dr. Deborah Schadler
Ext: 21160

Business Club
Place to network and learn about all business disciplines.

President: Nicholas Riccione
President Elect: Jasmin Hall
Treasurer: Michael Bruce
Secretary: Anthony Rossi
IMA Student Chapter President: Daniel Ressler
Advisor: Carlo Silvesti
Ext: 21289

Chess Club
To play chess, learn chess, get better at chess. See the importance of chess in the academic life. Help with competition.

President: Pierre Korfiatis
Treasurer: Katlin Nuscis
Advisor: Walter Zdunowski

Criminal Justice Association
To bring people together who are interested in the Criminal Justice field in order to bring together common ideals and raise money to take trips to Criminal Justice facilities.

President: Desiree Rose
Vice President/Secretary: Marisa Pelligrino
Treasurer/SGA Rep: Brandon Ettenger
Advisor: Dr. Patrick McGrain
Ext: 21464

Dance Team
The Gwynedd Mercy University Dance Team usually consists of a group of energetic dancers who perform at men's and women's home basketball games. We also compete in a competition in Spring when basketball season is over. Our dances are mostly hip-hop routines and sometimes a mix of various dance styles to make our dances unique, and it helps showcase different styles of dance that our team is capable of. The dance team also does a large amount of fundraising events for the team throughout the year, including helping out during Eagles games, restaurant fundraising, and many more. Being a part of the Dance Team is a great way to get involved, show your school spirit, and be a positive ambassador for the school, on and off campus.

Captain: Desiree Ingram
Asst. Captain: Francesca Richards
Treasurer: Julie Reca
SGA Rep: Nicole Huhn
Advisor: Susan Jackelewicz

Equestrian Team
To experience the awesome and exciting rewards of competing against other collegiate equestrian teams and experiencing the rewards of taking care of horses.

President: Katlin Nuscis
Captain: Linda Champion
SGA Rep: Gabriel Nuscis
Advisor: Mary Reilly

Fitness Club
To promote a healthy lifestyle and give students/faculty a way to stay/get in shape! It will act as a stress reliever, information source, motivation for fitness, and health benefits!

President: Megan Kelly
Vice President: Alea Egan
Treasurer: Brandon Ettenger
Advisor: Ginny Mintzer

GMAEYC (Gwynedd Mercy Association for Education of Young Children)
GMAEYC is the GMC chapter of the Delaware Valley Association for the Education of Young Children. We work to improve the value of education for young children and we participate in many hands on opportunities.

Co-President: Katie Hartey
Co-President: Val Weiss
Promo: Jenna Caffarello
Fundraising Rep: Kevin Adamsky
SGA Rep: Tori Lineman, Kati Courtney
Secretary: Katie Fitzpatrick
DVAECY: Dillon Zieler
Advisor: Kathy Hylinski

Multicultural Student Affairs
To discuss issues of equality for all ethnicities and races, and to promote multiculturalism, education, and social matters among the Gwynedd Mercy University community. To prepare is members for greater usefulness in causes of humanity, freedom, and the dignity of the individual. To aid in oppressed humanity in it's continuing efforts to advance socially, economically, and intellectually. To promote the Gwynedd Mercy University Mission Statement.

President: Dara Bailey
Advisor: JeNell LaRue
Ext: 21597

Peer Mentoring Association
The Peer Mentoring Association (PMA) is a student organization where members, who are interested in helping their fellow peers, volunteer to serve the campus community around mental health issues. PMA members act as peer advocates as well as educators regarding mental health and wellness issues. Within PMA, some members have elected to be trained by Counseling Services staff as a Peer Mentor. This micro-counseling training enables those members to provide peer to peer mentoring.

President: Vicki Clark
Corresponding Secretary: Marlene Michel
Recording Secretary: Rebecca Fitzgerald
Treasurer/SGA Rep: Vicki Clark
Advisor: Dan Jordan
Ext: 21427

Psychology Club
The Psychology Club is open to students from all majors. The club is an opportunity to share common interests, hear about current psychological research, talk to people in the field, explore graduate school and career opportunities, and much more! Each year, the Psychology Club puts together large and small service events (past examples include Art Against Abuse and Hot Rods for Heroes) and host many fun activities for the campus community, such as Dream Interpretation, Handwriting Analysis, and Flirting 101. We also provide support for students interested in pursuing a career in psychology, and psychology-related careers. If you are at all interested in joining or want to learn more, please contact our President Vicki Clark at or our advisor Rebecca Gullan at Also, join our events activities throughout the year: Gwynedd Mercy Club & Psi Chi.

President: Vicki Clark
Vice President: Caitlin Weniger
Treasurer/SGA Rep: Brittany Hill
Corresponding Secretary: Tiffanie McCoy
Recording Secretary: Katherine McGuigan
Social Media Liaison: Katlin Nuscis
Advisor: Rebecca Gullan
Ext: 21254

Special Education Club (Council for Exceptional Children: CEC)
The Special Education Club is an organization on campus dedicated to spreading awareness and acceptance of individuals with special needs. The club focuses on raising funds and hosting The Alex Valeno Exceptional Persons 5K Walk/Run. The club is also a local chapter of CEC, a professional organization, and we hope to get club members involved with this national organization! Additionally, the club hosts and attends Professional Developments on and off campus in order to promote understanding, education and best practices to our members and future teachers.

President: Jacqui Gallagher
Vice President: Alexis Yoder
Secretary: Tina Tassakis
SGA Rep: Elisa Nonnenman
Advisor: Dr. Deboah Schadler
Ext: 21160

SNAP (Student Nurses' Association of Pennsylvania)
The Student Nurses' Association of Pennsylvania (SNAP) is a nonprofit organization and constituent of the National Student Nurses' Association (NSNA), representing nursing students throughout the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. SNAP is a student run organization that represents over 5,000 students from nursing schools throughout Pennsylvania and is part of the National Student Nurses' Association. SNAP is one of the largest state constituents of NSNA and have been the recipient of NSNA's Winner's Way membership contest many times over. Members benefit from leadership opportunities, exam preparation courses, scholarships, career information, publication discounts, legislative representation and quarterly association newsletter. The function of SNAP is to have direct input into standards of nursing education and influence the educational process. Also to promote and encourage recruitment efforts, participation in student activities, and educational opportunities regardless of a person's race, color, creed, sex, national origin, economic status, or sexual preference. SNAP promotes and encourages a collaborative relationship with nursing and related health organizations in Pennsylvania. We shall inform and advise the nursing students of his/her rights and responsibilities.

President: Erin Walter
Vice President: Anastasia Ness
Treasurer: Alicia Meyers
Secretary: Cindy Braeunig
Advisor: Dona Molyneaux
Ext: 21411

Students Veterans Club
The purpose of the Student Veterans Association is to establish a Campus Association for Veterans returning to or entering Academic Life by creating a comfortable and friendly environment where Student Veterans can join together and create a seamless transition from military life to civilian academic life.

President: Richard Ushka
Vice President: Brandon Ettenger
Treasurer: Kyle Ruch
Secretary: Kevin Gandolfo
Advisor: Nick Schaefer
Ext: 21420


Honor Societies

Alpha Eta is the National Scholastic Honor Society for the allied health professions.  The purpose of the honor society is the promotion and recognition of significant scholarship, leadership and contributions to the Allied Health Professions.

Alpha Kappa Delta is an International Sociology Honor Society, founded in 1920, to promote scholarship and fellowship for students.  Invitations to join are based on class standing and the student’s achievement of a grade point average of 3.0, both overall and within the sociology major.

Alpha Phi Sigma is the International Honor Society for graduate and undergraduate student in the field criminal justice.  Founded in 1942, this society recognizes students for academic excellence and community service.  Students with a 3.2 GPA overall and within the major may be invited to join Gwynedd Mercy University’s Kappa Delta Chapter.

Alpha Sigma Lambda is the National Honor Society for returning adult students.  Its purpose is to recognize and reward the hard work, motivation, academic success, personal growth, and leadership qualities of its inductees and is housed in the Office of Academic Affairs. 

Kappa Delta Pi is an International Honor Society in education.  It is the oldest and largest honor society in education.  Invitations to join are based on academic achievement, a commitment to education as a career and a professional attitude that assures the member’s steady growth in the field of education.

​Kappa Gamma Pi is the National Honor Society of Catholic Colleges.  The purpose of this organization is to identify potential Catholic leaders who will maintain high personal standards of Christian excellence and scholarship.

Lambda Beta is the National Honor Society for the profession of Respiratory Care.  This honor is conferred by the program faculty to students that exemplify superior academic achievement and exceptional professional growth and leadership.

Lambda Iota Tau is an International Honor Society for students of literature.  Its purpose is to reward and encourage excellence in literary scholarship in colleges and universities.  To be eligible, a student must major or minor in a department offering literature and all courses prerequisite thereto, and rank scholastically in the upper 35 percent of his or her class.

Lambda Nu is a National Honor Society for the Radiologic and Imaging Sciences.  Its objectives are to:  foster academic scholarship at the highest academic levels, promote research and investigation in the radiologic and imaging sciences and recognize exemplary scholarship.  Students who have a GPA of 3.5 overall and 3.0 in their major are nominated by the faculty for induction into the society.

Phi Alpha Theta is the International History Honor Society.  Gwynedd-Mercy’s chapter, Tau Omicron, was installed on October 29, 1972.  To recognize and encourage excellence in the study of history, the society honors students who have earned B or better in all history courses and maintained at least a 3.0 (B) quality point average.

Psi Chi is the National Honor Society in Psychology, founded in 1929 for the purpose of encouraging, stimulating and maintaining excellence in scholarship and advancing the science of psychology.  Psychology majors or minors with a minimum 3.0 grade point average may be invited to join.

Sigma Phi Sigma is the National Mercy Honor Society.  This society is dedicated to the ideals of Catherine McCauley:  fidelity, scholarship and service.  Freshmen, sophomore and juniors with a minimum 3.2 grade point average, evidence of upholding the mission and values of the University and have a clear commitment of service to the University and their community may apply.

Iota Kappa Chapter, Sigma Theta Tau is a International Honor Society of Nursing, Inc.  The purposes of this international honor society are to recognize and foster in nurses superior achievement, the development of leadership qualities, high professional standards, creative work, and commitment to the ideals of the nursing profession.

Sigma Zeta is a National Science and Mathematics Honor Society.  Beta Delta is the Gwynedd Mercy University local chapter.  The purpose of this society is two-fold:  1) to encourage and foster the attainment of knowledge of the sciences and mathematics; 2) to recognize the attainment of high scholarship among those qualified for membership in this society.

Sigma Beta Delta is the international honor society for business, management and administration.  The purposes of Sigma Beta Delta are to encourage and recognize scholarship and achievement among students of business, management and administration, and to encourage and promote personal and professional improvement and a life distinguished by honorable service to humankind.


Student Activities Office
Location: 2nd floor, Waldron Center

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