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ACADEMIC HONOR SOCIETIES

Alpha Chi (General Honor Society), VA Zeta Chapter
Alpha Chi promotes academic excellence and exemplary character among college students. One of the most elite honors a college student can earn, membership is limited to the top 10 percent of the junior and senior classes.
Email: alphachi@cnu.edu

Alpha Psi Omega (Theater Honor Society), Alpha Delta Theta Cast
Alpha Psi Omega is devoted to recognizing and encouraging participation in theatrical arts. The Society is involved in a number of activities, including plays, shows and festivals; fundraising initiatives; trips; and workshops. Member eligibility is determined by the accumulation of points awarded for participation in Theater CNU or professional productions.
Email:apo_theatre@cnu.edu

Beta Beta Beta (TriBeta)
Biological Honor Society is an honor and professional society for students, particularly undergraduates, dedicated to improving the understanding and appreciation of biological study and extending boundaries of human knowledge through scientific research.  Potential inductees must have a cumulative GPA of 3.10; a Major GPA of 3.25 (in BIOL courses required for the major); and completion of a minimum of 16 BIOL credits with no more than 8 at 100-level.
Email:  bbb@cnu.edu

Beta Gamma Sigma (Business Honor Society)
Beta Gamma Sigma is organized to encourage and reward scholarship and accomplishment among students of business and administration, to promote the advancement of education in the art and science of business, and to foster integrity in the conduct of business operations. The corporation is organized exclusively for charitable and educational purposes, and is the successor entity to Beta Gamma Sigma, a national honor society.

Kappa Pi (Honorary Art Fraternity) Zeta Alpha Tau Chapter
Membership in Kappa Pi is the highest reward for conscientious effort in furthering, through meritorious work, the best interests of art. Kappa Pi members meet for the purpose of informal study and communications and to help raise the standards of productive artistic work among students in colleges and universities. Along with a minimum of 12 semester hours of art course work, inductees also need a cumulative GPA of 2.5 and a departmental GPA of 3.0.
Website: http://finearts.cnu.edu/kappapi
Email: kappapicnu@yahoo.com

Lambda Pi Eta (Communication Honor Society)

The purpose of Lambda Pi Eta shall be to recognize, foster and reward outstanding scholastic achievement in communication studies; to stimulate interest in the field of communication; to promote and encourage professional development among communication majors; to provide an opportunity to discuss and exchange ideas in the field of communications; to establish and maintain closer relationship and mutual understanding between speech communication studies faculty and students; and to explore options for graduate education in communication studies.
Email: lambdapieta@cnu.edu

National Residence Hall Honorary (NRHH), Elite Captains Chapter
NRHH recognizes those residential students who have shown outstanding service and provided key leadership in the advancement of the residence halls. Potential inductees must have at least a 2.0 GPA, two semesters of on-campus residence and good standing with the University.
Email: nrhh@cnu.edu

Order of Omega (Greek Leadership Honor Society), Iota Iota Chapter
The Order of Omega recognizes students who have attained a high standard of leadership in the Greek community. Membership candidates must also demonstrate high scholastic achievement and exemplary philanthropic and community service.
Email: omega@cnu.edu

Phi Alpha (Social Work Honor Society), Chi Kappa Chapter
Phi Alpha recognizes and promotes scholastic achievement in CNU’s social work program and aims to stimulate interest in and preparation for a career in social work. Along with a minimum of eight semester hours of social work course work, inductees also need a cumulative GPA of 3.0 and a departmental GPA of 3.25.
Website: None
Email: phialpha@cnu.edu

Phi Alpha Theta (History Honor Society), Alpha Zeta Mu Chapter
Phi Alpha Theta serves the needs of those students who have maintained a high scholastic average and who are interested in the further study and teaching of history. Inductees must have completed at least 12 semester hours in history course work and rank in the top 35% of their class. Membership also requires a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 and a departmental GPA of at least 3.1.
Email:pat@cnu.edu

Phi Sigma Tau (Philosophy Honor Society)

Phi Sigma Tau Alpha Chapter's purpose is: to serve as a means of awarding distinction to students having high scholarship and personal interest in philosophy; to promote student interest in research and advance study in the field; to provide opportunities for the publication of student research papers for merit; to encourage professional spirit and friendship among those who have displayed marked ability in the field of philosophy and to popularize interest in philosophy among the general collegiate public.
Email: pst@cnu.edu

Pi Sigma Alpha (Political Science Honor Society)

The purpose and objectives of Pi Sigma Alpha are: to stimulate productive scholarship and intelligent interest in the subject of government and politics; to seek to promote a better understanding of government and politics among the chapter's members; to promote worthwhile curricular and extracurricular activities related to political science; to advance and diffuse knowledge and interest in political science; and to organize and conduct seminars, conferences, research, discussion groups, and publications in the subject of political science.
Email: psa@cnu.edu

Psi Chi (Psychology Honor Society)
Psi Chi promotes the pursuit of excellence and professionalism in the field of psychology. Membership is open to juniors and seniors who have completed at least nine semester hours of psychology course work. Potential inductees must also rank in the top 35% of their class in general scholarship and have a minimum GPA of 3.0 in both cumulative and departmental grades.
Website: None
Email: psichi@cnu.edu

Sigma Tau Delta (English Honor Society), Iota Omicron Chapter
Sigma Tau Delta provides cultural stimulation and promotes interest in literature and the English language. It strives to promote exemplary character and fellowship among its members. Inductees must have a minimum of a B in English, rank in the highest 35% of their class and have completed at least three semesters at the University.
Email: sigmatd@cnu.edu

Theta Alpha Kappa (National Honor Society in Religion and/or Theology)

The National Honor Society for academic studies in Religion and/or Theology, 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.
Email: takreligion@cnu.edu

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CURRICULUM CLUBS/ORGANIZATIONS

Accounting Club
The Accounting Club seeks to enhance the student experience by encouraging interaction among accounting majors and with departmental faculty and accounting professionals. In addition to monthly meetings, the club sponsors an annual picnic and an Accounting Banquet for students, alumni and accounting professionals.
Website: http://cnu.edu/busn/aef/aefclubs (club information)
Email: acctclub@cnu.edu

Alpha Kappa Psi (Professional Co-Ed Business Fraternity), Iota Pi Chapter
As a non-profit corporation, Alpha Kappa Psi strives to promote higher ideals in the fields of commerce, accounts and banking. Membership candidates must have completed two years of education toward a degree in commerce, economics, business or business administration.
Email: akpsi@cnu.edu

Anthropology Club
The Anthropology Club is an educational, interactive community that focuses on the discipline of anthropology. Additionally, the club takes an activist position in the community, encouraging humanitarianism and awareness of other cultures.
Website: None
Email: anthro@cnu.edu

Arabic Club
The Arabic Club aims to introduce CNU’s students to Arabic culture and language and to foster greater understanding of the Arabic world.
Website: None
Email: arabic@cnu.edu

Biology Club
In sponsoring films, lectures and field trips, the Biology Club works to stimulate greater interest in biology and promote deeper knowledge of the field. The group hosts an annual cookout and enjoys a number of outdoor activities, including camping, canoeing and hiking.
Email: bioclub@cnu.edu

Chemistry Club
The Chemistry Club provides a forum for students of common interest to share ideas and educate the campus and community about the field and study of chemistry. The club also aids chemistry students in finding research opportunities and provides services for the community and other campus chemistry students.
Website: None
Email: chem_club@cnu.edu

Classics Club
By providing educational travel, lecture and reading events, leadership opportunities and social programs, the Classics Club seeks to foster wide student interest and participation in activities relating to classic literature and drama.
Email: classics@cnu.edu

Communication Club
Email: commstudies@cnu.edu

Delta Pi Lambda (CNU Mathematics Club)
The Mathematics Club assists students in the further exploration of math-related activities and provides a social atmosphere for members to congregate and interact with students of similar interest.
Email: mathclub@cnu.edu

Economics and Finance Club
In addition to assisting students in developing skills in monetary disciplines, The Economics and Finance Club fosters a wide student interest and participation in finance and economics by providing its members leadership and service opportunities and educational programs.
Email:econfinclub@cnu.edu

French Club
The French Club encourages members to celebrate and gain deeper insight into the French language and culture.
Website: None
Email: frenchclub@cnu.edu

History Club

To foster and encourage an interest in history and other connected fields; to bring students into the club to provide an opportunity for them to explore the many facets of history in an enjoyable, informal atmosphere; a club that will benefit both campus and students and which will be an integral part of campus activities; to provide information on available fields of employment dealing with history and to present programs of films, speakers, colloquia, field trips and discussions.
Email: historyclub@cnu.edu

Societa' Italiana
The purpose of the club is to inspire a wide student interest and participation in activities by learning the culture, language, history and society of everything Italian. We hope to provide leadership and service to assist students in developing skills in the Italian language and understanding the Italian culture within the Christopher Newport Community.
Email: italiana@cnu.edu

Society of Physics Students
The purpose of SPS is to garner an interest in physics in the school and surrounding communities while helping to create connections between members and the professional community. Membership in SPS is open to anyone with an interest in physics or the physical sciences.
Email: sps@cnu.edu

Mathematics Club, CNU
See Delta Pi Lambda (CNU Math Club)

National Contract Management Association
Members of the National Contract Management Association have the opportunity to develop professionally through the association’s emphasis on workplace effectiveness. This effectiveness is achieved through such practices as assessing individual competency based on national standards, establishing values, developing best habits and providing access to skilled individuals.
Email:ncma@cnu.edu

Psychology Club
Although open to any student, the Psychology Club is oriented toward those who are interested in pursuing psychology as a major. It provides an educational experience, focusing on the latest developments in the field of psychology.
Email: psyclub@cnu.edu

Scientific Research Club
The Scientific Research Club has three goals: provide workspace and structure for group science projects; promote interdisciplinary learning of science through the collaboration of science-based undergraduates to complete projects; and provide monetary support in order to further aid understanding of a subject matter.
Email: src@cnu.edu

Sociology Club

Purpose:  to foster student interest by providing an arena for discussion of social issues; to broaden student knowledge of the discipline of Sociology;to enhance the association and cohesion of students with similar interests; and to promote student participation in community service activities.
Email: socio@cnu.edu

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GREEK ORGANIZATIONS-FRATERNITIES

Kappa Delta Rho (KDR, IFC Fraternity), Beta Gamma Chapter
Kappa Delta Rho was founded at Middlebury College in 1905 to promote the ideals of brotherhood and honor. The national philanthropy is KDR Kids, which helps underprivileged children.
Email: kappadeltarho@cnu.edu

Kappa Sigma, Sigma Lambda Chapter
Forged in the timeless bonds of brotherhood, Kappa Sigma fraternity has grown from a collection of five friends and brothers to a national network of hard working and respectful gentleman. Since its founding in 2013, CNU’s Sigma Lambda chapter of Kappa Sigma has drawn strength both from its roots in tradition and from its dynamic leadership of the ever-changing Christopher Newport community. We strive to lead the CNU community in any way we can by committing ourselves to academic excellence both on an individual and communal level, holding social events, and engaging in public service on and off of CNU’s Campus. We meet these leadership challenges across the community out of a love for CNU, for its people, and for its future. Those who really know Kappa Sigma know that its essence lies in something much deeper: an intangible and unspoken commitment from one man to another.
Current Contact Name: Gilliam Hughes, Gilliam.Hughes.10@cnu.edu
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Kappa-Sigma-Fraternity-CNU/155464547883390
Twitter: https://twitter.com/KappaSigmaCNU
National Home Page: http://www.kappasigma.org/home

Pi Kappa Phi (Pi Kapp, IFC Fraternity), Eta Iota Chapter
Pi Kappa Phi, established in 1904 at the College of Charleston , is dedicated to the ideals of character, leadership, academics, sportsmanship and service. It is the first fraternity to create and support its own national philanthropy, Push America , which serves people with disabilities.
Email: pikap@cnu.edu

Pi Lambda Phi Fraternity, VA Alpha Psi Chapter
Founded at Yale University in 1895, Pi Lambda Phi was the first fraternity in the U.S. to accept men of good character without regard to race or religion. CNU's chapter prides itself on embodying the values of scholarship, character, leadership, committment, finance, and equality in order to build men of strong ability, open-mindedness, far-sightedness, and progressive, forward-looking attitudes. Their national philanthropy is the Elimination of Prejudice (EoP), an international movement to advance long lasting community change by addressing the underlying differences between people that prevent progress by promoting inclusiveness, freedom and equality. 
Web: https://www.facebook.com/cnupilam and www.pilambdaphi.org

Sigma Phi Epsilon (Sig Ep, IFC Fraternity), VA Pi Chapter
Sig Ep is the largest national Greek organization for undergraduate men. Its national philanthropy is the YouthAIDS Foundation, an HIV/AIDS education and prevention initiative that targets at-risk youth.
Website: http://www.cnusigep.org/
Email: sigep@cnu.edu

Sigma Tau Gamma (Sig Tau, IFC Fraternity) (Greek – IFC), Delta Omicron Chapter
The brothers of Sigma Tau Gamma, founded in 1920 at Warrensburg’s Central Missouri State Teacher’s College, dedicate themselves to the principles of value, learning, leadership, excellence, benefit and integrity. The group’s national philanthropy, Books For Kids, promotes literacy among all children by donating books, creating children's libraries in underserved locations and participating in reading initiatives with community based organizations.
Website: http://www.sigtau.us/modules/news/
Email: sigtau@cnu.edu

Tau Delta Phi (Tau Delta, IFC Fraternity), Delta Nu Chapter
Tau Delta Phi was founded in 1910 at both the City College of New York and New York University . With its emphasis on brotherhood, scholarship and tradition, Tau Delta Phi offers its brothers not only an opportunity for lifelong friendship and leadership development, but the chance to demonstrate a commitment to service through their national philanthropy, All Kidz Play.
Email: taudelt@cnu.edu

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GREEK ORGANIZATIONS-NPHC

Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. (APA, NPHC Fraternity), Upsilon Beta Chapter
The mission of the Upsilon Beta Chapter is to develop leaders, promote brotherhood and academic excellence, while providing service and advocacy for our communities. Our vision shall be to stimulate the ambition of its members; to prepare them for the greatest usefulness in the causes of humanity, freedom, and dignity of the individual; to encourage the highest an noblest form of manhood; and to aid down-trodden humanity in its efforts to achieve higher social, economic, and intellectual status.
Email: upsilonbetachapter@email.com

Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. (AKA, NPHC Sorority), Nu Epsilon Chapter
Founded on the campus of Howard University in Washington, DC in 1908, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority is the oldest Greek-letter organization established by African American college-trained women.  The goals of its program activities center on significant issues in families, communities, government halls and world assembly chambers.
Email: aka@cnu.edu

Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. (DST, NPHC sorority), Omicron Tau Chapter
DST was founded for and by black women in 1913 at Howard University . This public service organization emphasizes the importance of community service and scholastic excellence. Sisters focus their philanthropic efforts on five areas: economic development, educational development, international awareness and involvement, physical and mental health and political awareness and involvement.
Email: dst@cnu.edu

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GREEK ORGANIZATIONS- SORORITIES

Alpha Phi (Panhellenic Sorority), Theta Phi Chapter
Established in 1872 at Syracuse University , Alpha Phi promotes growth in character and the attainment of the highest ideals of womanhood. The Alpha Phi Foundation, the sorority’s national philanthropy, benefits cardiac care and women’s health research.
Email: alphaphi@cnu.edu

Alpha Sigma Alpha (ASA, Panhellenic Sorority), Theta Gamma Chapter
Alpha Sigma Alpha was founded in 1901 at Longwood College . The sorority’s national philanthropies are the Special Olympics and the S. June Smith Center, a non-profit agency for developmentally disabled and delayed children and infants.
Email: asa@cnu.edu

Gamma Phi Beta (Panhellenic Sorority), Epsilon Iota Chapter
Gamma Phi Beta, founded at Syracuse University in 1874, has the distinction of being the first women’s organization recognized as a “sorority.” The national philanthropy is Camp Fire USA , a youth development organization.
Website: http://www.cnugphib.com/
Email: gphib@cnu.edu

Phi Mu (Panhellenic Sorority), Lambda Epsilon Chapter
Phi Mu, established in 1852 at Wesleyan Female College , is the second oldest sorority in the National Panhellenic Conference. Phi Mu advocates the Children’s Miracle Network as its national philanthropy. 
Website: http://cnu.phimu.org
Email:phimu@cnu.edu

Zeta Tau Alpha (Panhellenic Sorority), Kappa Phi Chapter
Zeta Tau Alpha, established in 1898 at Longwood College . Sisters strive to realize the motto: “Seek the Noblest,” a value embodied in Zeta’s national philanthropy, the Susan G. Koman Breast Cancer Foundation.
Email:zta@cnu.edu

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LEADERSHIP ORGANIZATIONS

Luter School of Business Honor Council
This honor council provides the Luter School of Business with information necessary to establish standards; focus on promoting honorable behavior among Luter students, faculty and staff; and provide programming on honor and ethical decision making.
Email: lsbhc@cnu.edu

Omicron Delta Kappa (ODK, Leadership Honor Society)
ODK recognizes student leadership in the following areas: scholarship, athletics, campus and community service, social and religious activities, campus government, journalism, mass media and creative and performing arts. Membership candidates must rank in the upper 35 percent in scholarship and demonstrate leadership on campus.
Email:odk@cnu.edu

Student Honor Educators and Assistants (SHEA)
Members of SHEA advise students on issues relating to the judicial process while proactively educating the CNU community on the Student Code of Conduct and Honor Code. Any regularly enrolled student may apply to become a SHEA member.
Email: checs@cnu.edu

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PERFORMANCE

CNU Voices
The purpose of this club shall be to provide students with the opportunity to perform choral works ranging from the renaissance to contemporary periods in a small group setting, and to facilitate knowledge of choral repertoire, rehearsal technique, and performance practice.
Email: cnuvoices@cnu.edu

Dance Fusion
Dance Fusion seeks to provide Christopher Newport University students with a venue and experiences that will allow them to expand their dance vocabulary. The club is designed to give students the opportunity to try dance styles not necessarily offered in the CNU dance curriculum and provide opportunities to teach as well as be taught by guest instructors with professional backgrounds.
Email address: dancefusion@cnu.edu

Extravaganza
This cultural club’s purpose is to allow students to interact with each other to share a common interest, to allow students to gain interest in more musical styles, to help students expand and express their musical talent and to develop teamwork and leadership skills.
Email: extravagan@cnu.edu

Take Note
Take Note is an all female A cappella group who’s purpose is to (a) foster a wide student interest and participation in music activities, and vocal performance and (b) to assist students in developing skills in A cappella music.
Email address: takenote@cnu.edu

Uncommon Ground
The purpose of Uncommon Ground is to provide an outlet for outstanding vocal jazz singing and studying in a small groups setting. It performs a variety of jazz literature both unaccompanied and with rhythm combo. Members are exposed to various singing styles including Swing, Blues, Funk, Latin, Doo Wop, Pop, and Solo Styling.
Email: uncommgrnd@cnu.edu

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POLITICAL ORGANIZATIONS

College Republicans
The College Republicans exists to provide a mechanism for conservative political education and activism on campus.
Website: http://www.cnureps.com/
Email: gop@cnu.edu

Young Democrats
The Young Democrats promote political activism both on- and off-campus and work to educate students about Democratic ideals. Members campaign for Democratic candidates at the local, state and national levels; attend rallies; host speakers; and debate issues affecting the nation.
Email:youngdem@cnu.edu

Youth Changing Social Security
Youth Changing Social Security seeks to promote young voter participation in elections, spread the word about Social Security and its current flaws and organize events to make known the group’s stance on Social Security.
Email:ycss@cnu.edu

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PROGRAMMING

Campus Activities Board (CAB)
CAB, the premiere entertainment programming organization on campus, provides everything from afternoon events to large-scale concerts. This exciting group of student leaders is actively engaged in bringing the campus together with great activities and acts.
Email: cab@cnu.edu

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RELIGIOUS ORGANIZATIONS

Because Christ Matters (BCM)
Because Christ Matters is a student-led, Baptist affiliated organization open to all denominations and anyone exploring their faith. It provides opportunities for Bible study, discipleship, fellowship, and missions. We strive to cultivate strong community and develop church leaders.
website: www.cnubcm.weebly.com
email: bcm@cnu.edu

Campus Crusade for Christ
Campus Crusade for Christ is a CNU organization that desires to help students explore the relevance of a faith in God and its relationship to personal, academic and social concerns. The organization seeks to develop a supportive community for those who choose to trust Christ and follow him in discipleship.
Email:campuscfc@cnu.edu

Canterbury Club at Christopher Newport University, The
The purpose of the Canterbury Club at Christopher Newport University is to be in communion with fellow Episcopalians attending Christopher Newport University and any other people or students who wish to discuss their views on faith, doctrine, mission, and life in a peaceful and respectful environment.
Email: canterburyclub@cnu.edu

Catholic Campus Ministry (CCM)
CCM is dedicated to the continuous acquisition of knowledge about and understanding of the Catholic faith. Group retreats and service opportunities supplement weekly campus mass and prayer groups.
Website: http://cnuccm.weebly.com/
Email: ccm@cnu.edu

Fellowship of Campus Unitarian Universalists at CNU
The purpose of this club shall be to provide an opportunity for fellowship and spiritual growth guided by Unitarian Universalist principles and to work for social justice throughout the community.
Email: focuu@cnu.edu

Hampton Roads Church Student Fellowship
Hampton Roads Church Student Fellowship is a religious organization that seeks to increase student awareness of the Gospel; create an environment in which students can grow in faith; provide fun, wholesome activities and perform services for the campus and community. It is open to any interested student, faculty or staff member.
Email: bibletalk@cnu.edu

Hillel
Hillel serves as the foundation of on-campus Jewish life, providing social, cultural, educational and religious programming for Jewish and non-Jewish students at CNU.
Website: https://sites.google.com/site/cnuhillel/welcome
Email: hillel@cnu.edu

Interfaith Leadership Council
The Interfaith Leadership Council is an interfaith governing body comprised of representatives from each of the campus' religious groups. The council meets monthly, bringing together all aspects of religious life at CNU.

InterVarsity Christian Fellowship (IVCF)
IVCF provides multi-denominational Christian fellowship through such activities as group meetings, Bible studies and leadership retreats. The group also sponsors a number of campus-wide events, including concerts, dances and barbeques. Membership is open to students and faculty.
Website: http://www.cnuiv.com/
Email: ivcf@cnu.edu

Latter Day Saints Student Association (LDSSA)
Recognizing the many choices that confront students attending the Christopher Newport University, the Latter-day Saint Student Association (LDSSA) is established by the LDSSA Institute of Religion to help students have a balanced secular and spiritual educational experience during their years of formal education. The purposes of LDSSA are to encourage and support members in achieving their academic goals and maintaining a balanced life while on campus, to encourage members to become an influence for good by participating in activites and service on campus and in the community, and to provide students with meaningful service opportunities and social and religious activities consistent with LDSSA standards.
Email address: ldssa@cnu.edu

Revolution Student Ministries
As a source of fellowship for students who attend Newport News ’ City Life Church , Revolution Student Ministries promotes the maturing of members and shares the good news of the gospel with the campus. City Life Church is non-denominational and affiliated with Ministers Fellowship International (MFI).
Email: citylife@cnu.edu

RUSH (Reaching Unreached Student Harvest) Campus Ministries
The purpose of RUSH will be to: reach out to God through praise, worship, Bible study and prayer; reach out to one another through healthy friendships, fellowship and fun; reach out to the campus through innovative acts of kindness and service; and reach out and raise leaders through ongoing equipping mechanisms (ie: books, seminars and conferences).
Website: www.rushministries.org
Email: cdhallaren@yahoo.com

Students for Christ
This organization exists to instill leadership skills in students through discipleship, to give students an opportunity to give back to the Newport News community, and to unite Christians and Christian organizations on campus through fellowship, worship, prayer, and other such events and activities.
Email: sfc@cnu.edu

United Campus Ministries
United Campus Ministries provides a place of welcome and acceptance, where all members of the CNU community are invited to explore issues related to faith and life. UCM serves the university by providing a functioning student group, a dedicated campus minister, a ministry center adjacent to campus, and a connection between CNU students and local congregations. Our goal is to facilitate growth in love for God and neighbor. Although we are rooted in the Christian faith, we encourage interfaith dialogue and cooperation.
Website: https://sites.google.com/a/cnu.edu/ucmcnu/
Email: ucm@cnu.edu

Young Life
Young Life seeks to include any student who would like to be involved with our freshmen ministry. This includes students of different beliefs. All students will be welcome to explore what it means to be a follower of Jesus Christ and make a decision about it on their own. For students who decide not to be involved as Young Life volunteer leaders, Young Life staff will facilitate their connection to a ministry of their interest. For those interested in becoming leaders, Young Life will train them for positions of leadership with high school and middle school students.
Email address: jvmarks@aol.com

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SERVICE CLUBS/ORGANIZATIONS

Alpha Phi Omega ( APO , Co-Ed Service Fraternity), Alpha Delta Xi Chapter
Alpha Phi Omega was founded on the principles of the Boy Scouts of America: to develop leadership, promote friendship and provide service to humanity. Students volunteer with such community groups as the Red Cross, the Virginia Peninsula Food Bank and the Virginia Living Museum .
Email: apo@cnu.edu

Campus Girl Scouts (CGS)
In its efforts to aid college-age Girl Scouts in the transition from teen- to adult-level Scouting, the CGS provides its members exposure to programs, leadership opportunities and volunteer activities. Members conduct workshops for middle and high school-age Scouts and participate in a number of on-campus activities.
Website: None
Email: cgs@cnu.edu

Circle K
Circle K is an international collegiate service organization devoted to developing students into future leaders and active citizens concerned with improving their community’s quality of life. Service projects – including fundraisers, food drives and on-site community service projects – cover a wide range of interests and level of commitment.
Website: http://www.freewebs.com/cnuck/home.html
Email: cki@cnu.edu

CNU Jaycees
The mission of the Jaycees of Christopher Newport University is to create a better world by empowering young people.  The Jaycees are a people development organization that seeks to create positive change in ourselves, our organization and our community by helping people through personal growth, leadership development and community involvement.
Email: cnujaycees@cnu.edu

Colleges Against Cancer
The members of CNU’s Colleges Against Cancer – which is part of a national collaboration of college students, faculty and staff – seek to reduce total cancer incidence and mortality through education and support. This involves such efforts as volunteering for the American Cancer Society and improving college communities by installing and supporting American Cancer Society programs.
Email: cac@cnu.edu

iNSPIRE Club
Founded in 2009, iNSPIRE is a CNU student-run organization that provides stable mentorship to local young adults throughout the academic year.  Our mentors travel weekly to Newport News High Schools enabling and empowering students to reach their full potential.  Carpooling available.
Email: inspire@cnu.edu

MissionCNU
In providing assistance to orphanages and detention centers internationally, MissionCNU focuses on helping children who have been left behind by every element of society. MissionCNU is part of Orphan Helpers, a multi-denominational Christian ministry dedicated to ministering to the spiritual, educational, emotional and physical needs of orphaned, abandoned and incarcerated children. All students embracing the common goal of helping orphaned children are qualified to join. 
Email:mission@cnu.edu

Operation Smile
CNU’s Operation Smile is affiliated with the Operation Smile College Club, an offshoot of the national, non-profit Operation Smile organization. According to the national mission statement upon which the CNU chapter is based, the group “volunteers to repair childhood facial deformities while building public and private partnerships that advocate for sustainable healthcare systems for children and families.” The group serves to spread leadership, education and awareness; raise funds for Operation Smile; and volunteer in schools and the community.
Email: opsmile@cnu.edu

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SOCIAL ACTION/CULTURAL ORGANIZATIONS

American Red Cross of CNU (ARCC)
In working with the Hampton Roads Chapter of the Red Cross, ARCC aims to serve the community in various capacities. Volunteer opportunities include providing disaster relief to local victims, educating local elementary students on safety, manning first aid stations at events, among many others. 
Email address:  ARCC@cnu.edu

Asian Culture Club
The Asian Culture Club exposes the campus to East Asian culture through movie screenings, presentations and other culturally-oriented activities. It also assists students in developing East Asian language skills.
Email: cnueacc@cnu.edu

HERO
The purpose of the HERO Campaign Organization is to raise awareness about the dangers of drinking; to promote the use of designated drivers within the immediate college community; to partner with the external community to combat future tragedies related to drunk driving; to explore the creation of a sober ride program at Christopher Newport University, and to embody the core values of the national HERO Campaign chapter.
Email: hero@cnu.edu

Latin American Cultural Association (LACA)
LACA is committed to exposing the campus to the diverse ethnic and cultural qualities of the Latino community. Fittingly, the group encourages the participation of non-Hispanics to learn more about the culture through on- and off-campus activities and involvement.
Email: laca@cnu.edu

Multicultural Student Association (MSA)
The MSA serves as a sounding board and support system for CNU’s student organizations, helping groups address multicultural issues or concerns faced by the campus community.
Email: msa@cnu.edu

REFUGEE Outreach Organization
REFUGEE Outreach Organization’s purpose is to assist in bettering the lives of refugees in our area and around the world so that they may attain a higher standard of living.
Email: refugee@cnu.edu

S.A.I.L. – Sharing Awareness of Intercultural Living
S.A.I.L. works to prevent discrimination and stereotyping on the CNU campus and throughout the community. They educate youth about the importance of embracing diversity in their community and help those at CNU understand the perspectives of those who differ from themselves. As such, they promote the understanding of others as individuals rather than as members of a broadly-defined group (i.e. race, gender, socio-economic status, etc.)
Email: sail@cnu.edu

Spectrum (Formerly Gay-Straight Student Union (GSSU)
CNU Spectrum is an alliance of students, from diverse backgrounds, seeking to address the unique needs of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) persons within the university community. This organization promotes the awareness, acceptance, and diversity of such persons by providing a safe, accessible, and supportive atmosphere conducive for mutually supportive relationships between LGBTQ persons and their straight allies.
Website: http://www.cnu.edu/studentlife/current/diversity.asp (union information)
Email: spectrum@cnu.edu

STAND
The ongoing genocides in Darfur are at the heart of the mission of STAND, an organization that raises awareness of and funds to alleviate current and future genocides. Membership is open to all students interested in the cause.
Email: stand@cnu.edu

To Write Love On Her Arms (TWLOHA)
To Write Love On Her Arms (TWLOHA) is a non-profit movement dedicated to presenting hope and finding help for people struggling with depression, addiction, self-injury and suicide. TWLOHA exists to encourage, inform, inspire and also to invest directly into treatment and recovery.
Email address: twloha@cnu.edu

Up ‘til Dawn at Christopher Newport University
Up ‘til Dawn hopes to unite Christopher Newport University campus in an effort to educate the CNU student body about the mission of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Up ‘til Dawn is striving to work to raise much needed dollars for the children at St. Jude’s. The organization will promote the value of service learning to all students at CNU. The organization hopes to establish a model event that St. Jude will market to other campuses across the nation as they expand the Up ‘til Dawn program.
Email: uptildawn@cnu.edu

Virginia21 Chapter of Christopher Newport University
Virginia21 is a political education group involving young people across the commonwealth in the political process by providing information, spotlighting policy, promoting active citizenship, and voter registration with a non-partisan agenda. Virginia21 chapter of Christopher Newport University is an affiliate of Virginia21 a Commonwealth-wide organization.
Email address: virginia21@cnu.edu

Virginia Organizing Project Campus Chapter at CNU
The purpose of Virginia Organizing Project Campus Chapter at CNU is to challenge social injective by empowering the students at Christopher Newport University to address issues that affect the quality of their lives, intentionally involve students who have never participated in working for change alongside those who have, to foster a wide student interest and participation in activities by providing leadership, programs, and service and to assist students in developing skills in service, leadership, and democratic practices.
Email address: vaorgproject@cnu.edu

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SPECIAL INTEREST/CLUBS/ORGANIZATIONS

Altered Xpressionz
Altered Xpressionz, CNU’s break-dancing club, fosters student-wide interest and participation in break-dancing activities by providing lessons, teaching students community service skills and serving as an outlet for physical exercise.
Email: break@cnu.edu

American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU)
The ACLU is a nonprofit, nonpartisan public interest organization devoted exclusively to protecting the basic civil liberties of all Americans. It fights back when the government tries to expand its authority at the expense of individual liberty. The ACLU will provide networking and volunteer opportunities through social and other events.
Email: aclu@cnu.edu

Anime, CNU
See CNU Anime

Association for Computing Machinery (ACM)
ACM serves as a forum for students interested in computing. Members benefit from exposure to co-op opportunities and presentations from professionals and campus faculty and staff. Among the group’s other activities, ACM sponsors video game tournaments and conducts campus-wide computer training sessions.
Website: http://www.pcs.cnu.edu/~acm/
Email: acm@pcs.cnu.edu

Ballroom Dancing Society of CNU
The Ballroom Dancing Society aims to foster student interest and participation in traditional forms of ballroom and Latin dance by providing instruction and a social setting. Any full-time CNU student may become a member of the Society.
Email: ballroom@cnu.edu

Barefoot Poets’ Society
Barefoot Poets’ Society provides to interested students a forum for their poetic creations and a community to discuss and hone their original work.
Email: barefoot@cnu.edu

Chess Club
The Chess Club was established to foster a wide student interest and participation in activities by providing programs and service to serve the CNU community by enriching the student body with opportunities to enhance their experience while at CNU as well as to assist students in developing skills and leadership.
Email: chessclub@cnu.edu

Cigar Club
The purpose of the Cigar Club provides CNU students with the opportunity to enhance their taste and knowledge of fine cigars and cigar etiquette among friends and to assist with learning the culture and history surrounding the time-honored tradition of cigar smoking.
Email: cigarclub@cnu.edu

CNU Anime
CNU Anime serves fans of Japanese animation and graphic novels and other aspects of anime culture. Members seek a greater understanding of Japanese language and culture.
Email: anime@cnu.edu

CNU Motorsports
CNU Motorsports promotes skillful, safe and responsible driving; knowledge of vehicle systems; hands-on mechanical experience; and exposure to sanctioned organized racing opportunities.
Email: cnumotorsports@cnu.edu

CNU Tonight
Members of the CNU Tonight troupe write and perform skit-oriented comedy that showcases its student cast’s talents and abilities. The group typically stages four productions each academic year and is open to all students interested in writing, performing or assisting in stage production.
Email: cnutonight@cnu.edu

CNU Virginia Association of Teachers of English (VATE)
This campus chapter of VATE is open to anyone interested in the advancement of the English Language Arts curricula. Members meet to discuss both public and private language arts instruction in a forum that encompasses preschool- through graduate-level education.
Email: cnuvate@cnu.edu

College Music Educators National Conference (CMENC)
Through participation in programs, demonstrations, discussions, workshops and performances, CMENC presents students with opportunities to meet leaders in the music profession.
Email: cmenc@cnu.edu

Coloring Club of CNU
The Coloring Club was created to foster an appreciation of and interest in both coloring and doodling. Members have an opportunity to share and discuss their own work with one another. Anyone with an interest in these activities is welcome to join.
Email:coloring@cnu.edu

Dance Dance Revolution Club of CNU
The purpose of Dance Dance Revolution shall be to bring a variety of students interested in the game “Dance Dance Revolution” together to participate in a fun, competitive and productive environment of exercise, music and self expression through this medium. This includes friendly competition, advice and aide in performance among members and cooperation amongst all members to promote club well being and order.
Email address: ddr@cnu.edu

Direct Marketing Association (DMA)
DMA provides students the opportunity, education and experience needed to stand out in the marketing field, thus affording members every opportunity to excel in the business arena. 
Email: dma@cnu.edu

Green Team (formerly Ecology Club)
The Ecology Club unites environmentally conscious students interested in promoting and maintaining a clean and environmentally conservative campus and community. The group participates in a number of activities, including camping and hiking trips, fundraisers, volunteer opportunities and participation in local and regional ecological initiatives and events.
Email: ecoclub@cnu.edu

Expansion All-Male Acappella
“Expansion” A Cappella exists to create an atmosphere for men to sing A Cappella music at CNU and to grace the CNU community with male A Cappella music.
Email: expansion.cnu@gmail.com

Femme Sole Women’s Studies Journal of CNU
Femme Sole Women’s Studies Journal of Christopher Newport University provides undergraduates with opportunities to publish their outstanding scholarship and research to women in all academic fields of study. Femme Sole also seeks to promote the University itself as an institution of higher education which attracts students who are capable of high caliber research by contributing to the intellectual dialogue among women’s studies scholars.
Email address: femmesole@cnu.edu 

Horticulture Club
The Horticulture Club introduces students to horticultural concepts through education, hands-on practice and community service.
Email: horticulture@cnu.edu

Institute of Electric and Electronic Engineers (IEEE)
In working towards the professional development of students, the IEEE disseminates the theory and practice of all aspects of electrical engineering, electronics, radio, allied branches of engineering and related arts and sciences.
Email: ieee@pcs.cnu.edu

Investment Club
The Investment Club educates students about opportunities in the stock and bond markets and enhances students’ experiences in these areas through social interaction with others of the same interest.
Email: invest@cnu.edu

Model United Nations (MUN)
MUN promotes international awareness on campus and in the community. Through participation in Model United Nations conferences and other international affairs-related competitions, members improve their debating and researching skills and are exposed to a variety of cultures.
Email: mun@cnu.edu

Motorsports, CNU
See CNU Motorsports

Newport Pearls
The Newport Pearls is a female a cappella group that performs at on- and off-campus events. Auditions are open to all female students.
Email: pearls@cnu.edu

Nu Kappa Epsilon (Music Sorority), Beta Chapter
Nu Kappa Epsilon was established in the spring of 1994 at the College of William and Mary. By promoting the growth and development of musical activities and appreciation on campus and in the community, Nu Kappa Epsilon develops in members the best quality of character through music. Female students with a strong interest in music and good standing with the University may be members.
Website: None
Email: nke@cnu.edu

Pershing Rifles (Professional Military Fraternity), Company Y-4
Pershing Rifles aims to foster a spirit of friendship and cooperation among members while maintaining a high degree of professionalism in all activities. Membership is open to all students who possess outstanding leadership characteristics.
Email:rifles@cnu.edu

Phi Alpha Delta (PAD, Professional Pre-Law Fraternity)
Through weekly meetings, service opportunities, guest speakers and social activities, PAD promotes competency and achievement within the legal profession. Membership is open to all students in good standing with the University and is determined by vote of chapter members.
Website: None
Email: cnupad@gmail.com

Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia (National Music Fraternity), Omicron Nu Chapter
Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia was established for men who have a sincere love of music and brotherhood. Founded in 1898 at the New England Conservatory of Music, the fraternity encourages and actively promotes the highest standards of creativity, performance, education and research in American music.
Email:sinfonia@cnu.edu

Photography Club
The Photography Club works to assist students in developing photography skills, showcasing their talents and helping its members to recognize, through art, the beauty on and off campus.
Email:photo@cnu.edu

Roots and Shoots
Roots and Shoots or RAS aims to foster a wide student interest and participation in aiding Environmental conservation and other humane activities.
Email: ras@cnu.edu

Sigma Alpha Iota (Women’s Music Fraternity), Theta Pi Chapter
Sigma Alpha Iota encourages in both music majors and non-majors a high standard of musicianship and an appreciation of music. Membership is open to all female students who have completed a minimum of one semester at the University and have a GPA of at least 2.5.
Website: https://sites.google.com/a/cnu.edu/sai
Email: sai@cnu.edu

Social Work Association
The Social Work Association promotes knowledge and skill in the field of social work. Members discuss educational issues, interdisciplinary research and practical experience.
Website: None
Email: sowk_swa@cnu.edu

Societa’ Italiana
The purpose of the club is to inspire a wide student interest and participation in activities by learning the culture, language, history and society of everything Italian. We hope to provide leadership and service to assist students in developing skills in the Italian language and understanding the Italian culture within the Christopher Newport Community.
Email address: italiana@cnu.edu

Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM)
SHRM encourages growth and interest in the field of human resources, acting as students’ liaison to the professional HR community. The group sponsors guest speakers and helps students sharpen their interviewing and resume-writing skills.
Email: shrm@cnu.edu

Socrates Cafe
Socrates Cafe is meant to cultivate new habits of discourse in which the primary purpose is to inspire each person within the community of inquiry further to cultivate and discover his/her unique point of view, nothing more and certainly nothing less.
Website: http://www.new.facebook.com/inbox/#/group.php?gid=22051531984
Email: SocratesCafeAccess@gmail.com

Stargazing Club of Christopher Newport University
The purpose of the Stargazing Club of Christopher Newport University is to help students appreciate the natural beauty of the surrounding galaxy and to foster a student-wide interest and participation in activities by providing leadership and fellowship.
Email: stargazing@cnu.edu

Student Virginia Education Association (SVEA)
SVEA strives to foster and coordinate programs that promote professional awareness and competence among CNU’s education students.
Email:svea@cnu.edu

Students in Free Enterprise (SIFE)
SIFE offers students the opportunity to make a difference in the local community through participation in service-oriented projects. Members develop leadership, teamwork and communication skills through learning, teaching and practicing the principles of free enterprise.
Website: https://sites.google.com/a/cnu.edu/cnu-sife/
Email: sife@cnu.edu

University Sounds
University Sounds A Cappella is a mixed a Cappella group at Christopher Newport University.
Email: univsounds@cnu.edu

Virginia Association of Teachers of English (VATE), CNU
See CNU Virginia Association of Teachers of English (VATE)

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SPORTS / RECREATIONAL CLUBS/ ORGANIZATIONS

Sport clubs are registered student organizations. These clubs are designed to bring together students with similar sporting, recreation or gaming interests. The sport clubs program can offer a wide variety of sporting activities, including team sports and individual sports. Previous experience is not a prerequisite for membership. Sport clubs may be competitive in nature or may be administered for their socio-recreational elements. They should encompass both qualities. Sport clubs are open to all skill levels. Clubs accommodate any interested participant and work to maintain a balance between the more experienced participant and the novice.

Croquet
Team Email: croquet@cnu.edu
Website: Croquet Facebook

Cycling
Team Email: clubcycling@cnu.edu
Website: Cycling Facebook

Dressage
Team Email: dressage@cnu.edu
Website: http://cnudressage.org/

Equestrian
Team Email: eqteam@cnu.edu
Website: http://www.wix.com/cnuequestrianteam/home

Field Hockey (Women's)
Team Email: clubfh@cnu.edu
Website: Women's Field Hockey Facebook

Fishing
Team Email: fishing@cnu.edu
Website: http://freeteams.net/cnufishing/ 
 
Ice Hockey (Men's)
Team Email: hockey@cnu.edu
Website: http://www.patrickcicere.com/cnuhockey/

Lacrosse (Men's)
Team Email: lacrosse@cnu.edu
Website: http://stadiumroar.com/cnuclublacrosse

Martial Arts
Team  Email: cnumac@cnu.edu
Website: http://www.cnumac.com/

Outdoor Adventure & Recreation
Team Email: oar@cnu.edu
Website: OAR Facebook

Quidditch
Team Email: cnuquidditch@gmail.com
Website: http://cnuquidditch.weebly.com/

Rockclimbing
Team Email: cnu.rockclimbing@gmail.com
Website: Rockclimbing Club
 
Rugby (Men's)
Team Email: rugby@cnu.edu
Website: http://cnurugby.webs.com/

Running 
Team Email: runclub@cnu.edu
Website: Running Facebook

Scuba Diving
Team Email: scubacnu@gmail.com
Website: http://www.scubacnu.com/

Soccer (Men's)
Team Email: cnufutbol@cnu.edu
 
Soccer (Women's)
Team Email: wsoccerclub@cnu.edu
Website: http://cnuwomenssoccerclub.webs.com/

Swimming
Team Email: swimming@cnu.edu
 
Table Tennis
Team Email: table.tennis@cnu.edu
Website: https://sites.google.com/a/cnu.edu/tabletennis/ 
 
Tennis
Team Email: tennis@cnu.edu
Website: http://cnuclubtennis.webs.com/

Volleyball (Men's)
Team Email: mensvolley@cnu.edu
Website: Men's Volleyball facebook 

Volleyball (Women's)
Team Email: womensvolley@cnu.edu
Website: Women's Volleyball Facebook


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STUDENT GOVERNMENT

Class Council
The Class Council is made up of the executive boards of the freshman, sophomore, junior and senior classes. Collectively, the members coordinate major student events such as Homecoming and class elections.
Website: None
Email: None

Class of 2014,2015,2016 and 2017
As the governing bodies for the freshman, sophomore, junior and senior classes, the respective classes of 2009, 2010, 2011 and 2012 organize fund-raising projects and activities that promote a sense of community and fellowship within each class.
Website: None
Email: 

Interfraternity Council (IFC)
IFC is the governing body of CNU fraternities. It promotes among individual member chapters such values as effective leadership, philanthropic endeavors, strong brotherhood and cooperative interaction. CNU’s IFC organizations are: Tau Delta Phi, Sigma Phi Epsilon, Pi Lambda Phi and Kappa Delta Rho
Website: None
Email: ifc@cnu.edu

National Pan-Hellenic Council (NPHC)
The NPHC coordinates all activities of the historically black Greek societies. This body also promotes leadership, scholarship and community service amongst African-American students. CNU’s NPHC organizations are: Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Delta Sigma Theta Sorority and Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity.
Website: None
Email: None

Panhellenic Council
The Panhellenic Council is the governing body of social sororities at the University. They seek to foster better communication and greater cooperation among all female Greek letter groups. CNU’s Panhellenic organizations are: Alpha Phi, Alpha Sigma Alpha, Gamma Phi Beta and Zeta Tau Alpha.
Email: panhelle@cnu.edu

Residence Hall Association (RHA)
RHA is the governing body of residential students. Through its encouragement of active campus participation, RHA fosters a spirit of cooperative living within the residence halls and strives to improve the educational, social, cultural, spiritual and physical achievements of residential students.
Email: rha@cnu.edu

Student Media Board
The Student Media Board oversees operation of CNU’s independent student print and electronic media, including The Captain’s Log, Currents, The Limelight and WCNU. The board is comprised of five voting members – three students and two faculty representatives. Additionally, each student media head and organizational advisor sits on the board in advisory capacities
Website: www.risingpress.org/smb
Email:smb@cnu.edu

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STUDENT MEDIA

The Captain’s Log

The Captain’s Log is CNU’s official weekly newspaper, written and edited by students. The staff is always looking for writers, photographers, cartoonists, designers and salespeople. We are located in DSU Suite 393 and would love for you to stop by!
Website: www.thecaptainslog.org
Email:desk@thecaptainslog.org

Currents
Currents is an annual literary magazine that provides students, faculty, staff and alumni the opportunity to express their artistic voice. Through its publication of prose, poetry and art, Currents helps to encourage and spotlight the creativity of the CNU community.
Email: currents@cnu.edu

The Limelight
The Limelight, a monthly newsletter created and edited by TheaterCNU students, focuses on various theatrical and artistic subject matter of interest to not only TheaterCNU students, but the entire campus and surrounding communities.
Email: llight@cnu.edu

WCNU
WCNU is the campus’ student-run, non-commercial, web-based radio station.
Website: www.wcnu.weebly.com/
Email:wcnu@cnu.edu

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