Student Activities

Extracurricular activities are an important part of the total educational experience Emory.

These activities are intended to contribute to the educational goals of the university and to involve all interested students.

All student organizations must be chartered by the Student Government Association and are under the direct supervision of the SGA and the director of student activities.


Student Government Association

Composed of representatives from each school of the university, the SGA oversees the operation of all student organizations on campus, including all divisional councils, approves annual budgets for student activities, and supervises disbursement of a share of the student activity fee to each organization.

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University Programming Council

The board is composed of eight SGA committees that collectively develop programs to enhance the social, recreational, cultural, and educational well-being of Emory students. The UPC cosponsors activities with organizations and departments throughout the entire university.

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Black Student Alliance

Devoted to maintaining a cohesive, aware black community on campus, the BSA promotes knowledge of black culture and acts as a forum for the expression of ideas and goals.

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Women's Choices

Women's Choices provides guidance for university women and encourages awareness of women's concerns.

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International Association

This group brings together U.S. and international students for social activities. These activities include receptions for new students twice each semester, faculty lectures on international topics, and outings to important historical sites. The association also sponsors Harambe, a weekly discussion group, and the International Cultural Festival.

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Campus-Wide Religious Organizations

These organizations include the Baptist Student Union, Catholic Center, Emory Christian Fellowship, Episcopalians at Emory, Hillel, Reform Jewish Students Committee, Lutheran Student Movement, and Wesley Fellowship.

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Volunteer Emory

Volunteer Emory is a program established and directed by students, with assistance from the Emory College administration and the Campus Life staff. The organization brings students together with groups whom the student volunteers can help, such as the young, the elderly, the sick, and the poor.

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Omicron Delta Kappa

ODK recognizes student, faculty, staff, and alumni leadership. Members, both men and women, are elected from throughout the university and the alumni association. Membership is based on character, scholarship, participation in student activities and service to the university.

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Special Interest and Activity Clubs

Art Association, Jazz Ensemble, Camera Club, Outings Club, Hunger Awareness Program, Science Fiction and Fantasy Club, Circle K, and Jogging Club are among many groups through which students may pursue a special hobby or personal interest.

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