The following is a list of recognized student organizations at Maryville College. To learn about starting a club or an organization, go here. 

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Alpha Psi Omega (Drama)

Alpha Psi Omega is a National Theatre Honors Society. We are a group dedicated to providing service and increasing the awareness of theatrical arts on campus and in our community. We are committed to the growth of the individual members of our society as individuals, lovers of the arts, and citizens. We operate under the support and advice of our faculty advisor, and we strive for excellence in all that we do.

Advisor: Heather McMahon

President: Molly Hamant

American Chemical Society

ACS brings together the student community and surrounding community through the common bond of science and expose younger generations to the field of science.

Advisor: Nathan Duncan

Presidents: Shelby Lanz and Tommy Wright

Association of Computing Machinery

As an official chapter of ACM International, the MC ACM provides MC students access to a vast collection of information, speakers, scholarship opportunities, and other resources.

Advisor: Robert Lowe

President: Tanner Curren

Circle K

The purpose of Circle K is developing college students into a global network of responsible citizens and leaders with a lifelong commitment to service. 

Advisors: Eric Bellah and Christy McDonald

President: Alyssa Hughes

College Democrats

MC College Democrats pledge themselves to support the philosophy and candidates of the Democratic Party.

Advisor: Zane Dukes

President: Will Winters

College Republicans

The purpose of the College Republicans is to promote civic engagement in the Maryville College student body by interacting with Republican leaders and elected officials, participating in political campaigns, and taking action on public policy issues. 

Advisor: Mark O'Gorman

President: Joshua M. Anderson

Environmental Action Team (EAT)

The purpose of E.A.T. is to take action on sustainability issues on the MC campus and in our community and to raise awareness about environmental issues for the betterment of our planet.

Advisor: Mark O'Gorman

President: Hannah Kirby

Food Recovery Network

The purpose of the Food Recovery Network at Maryville College is to reduce waste on our campus and in the community, and by extension, fight hunger in the Blount County area. Our goals are to bridge a closer connection between the city of Maryville and the College through social advocacy. 

Advisor: Zane Dukes

President: Liz Menendez

Fellowship of Christian Athletes

FCA's purpose is to minister to college, high school, and any other campus through athletics and sports. Doing God's will and having a Christian impact on Maryville College is the main goal of FCA.

Advisors: Becky Davis and Tyson Murphy

President: Jon Taylor

Global Citizenship Organization

Purpose Statement: To promote inter-cultural exchange between multi-cultural students, faculty, and staff on Maryville College campus and raise cultural tradition awareness amongst the Maryville College community.

Advisors: Kirsten Sheppard and Micki Pruitt

President: Byjan Kajaei

Humans v Zombies

The purpose of Humans v Zombies is to bring students together for a chance to de-stress through playing a game that involves teamwork, problem solving, and cooperation. 

Advisor: Bruce Holt

Coordinator: Allison Luppe

Harry Potter Club

The purpose of the Harry Potter Club at Maryville College is to combine members' passion for Harry Potter with community service. Through this our goal is to help people understand the significance of using our passions (whatever they may be) to help others. We also plan to work with the National Organization, the Harry Potter Alliance, and all of the chapters across the United States.

Advisor: Lynn Coning

President: Gabrielle Leonard

Highland Echo

The Highland Echo acts as a source of information for students, faculty, and staff at Maryville College.

Advisor: Kim Trevathan
Editor: Tobi Scott
Assistant Editor: Janelle Piper
Assistant Editor: Allison Franklin
Photo Editor: Anna Scott
Sports Editor: Katie Stephens
Graphics Editor: Rhiannon Campbell
Online Editor: Tanner Curren

Impressions (Literary Magazine)

Impressions organizes and produces an annual publication of student/staff creative works and hosts events related to creative works.

Advisor: Christina Seymour

Editor: Natasha Kollett

Intervarsity Christian Fellowship

Intervarsity shows the students of Maryville College how to grow in God's Word.

Advisor: Sam Overstreet
President: Tristan Leslie

Intramural Sports

Intramural sports and casual recreation through club sports are also an extension of the educational process at Maryville College. About two-thirds of all students participate in varsity athletics, club sports, or intramurals at Maryville. Independent teams vie for championships in flag football, dodgeball, and softball.

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Judicial Board

The Student Judicial Board hears student behavior cases referred to it by the Associate Dean of Students for Student Development. The Board is composed of sixteen (16) students. The membership consists of three (3) members from each class (Freshmen, Sophomore, Junior, and Senior) and four (4) at-large members. All Judicial Board members are selected through an application/interview process and approved by the Student Government Association.

Latino Student Alliance

The purpose of the Latino Student Alliance is to increase awareness of the fast growing population in the US while at the same time learning about culture, music, food, and dancing.

Advisor: Dr. Doug Sofer
President: Kory Martinez

MC Catholic Student Association

The purpose of the Maryville College Catholic Student Association is to promote the teachings of the Catholic church through service work, spiritual gathering, and Maryville College's campus and community.

Advisor: John Gallagher
President: Rachel Manning

MC Dance Ensemble

The purpose of the MC Dance Ensemble is to bring a novel aspect of the performing arts to campus in hopes that it will enhance community involvement and general appreciation for the art of dance.

Advisor: Roger Myers 
Co-Captains: Adelyn Bryson and Candace Whitman

MC Equestrian Team

Equestrian Club Facilities Quick Facts:

  • Member of the Intercollegiate Horse Show Association Zone 5, Region 1    
  • Competitive hunt seat team and host of IHSA hunter seat horse shows  
  • Roster includes riders ranging in experience from none through national competition 
  • Team members have shown at IHSA Nationals several times in the last few seasons
  • Riders of all levels are invited to join the club   
  • Several weekly opportunities for instruction and practice included in a $400 per semester riding fee
  • 130 acre farm
  • 18 stall barn with options for paddock and pasture board
  • Three large all weather outdoor arenas
  • Large covered arena with mirrors
  • Beginner novice through preliminary level cross country obstacles
  • Riding opportunities through pastures, rolling hills and woodland trails
  • Tack rooms and storage space
  • Plenty of space for trailer parking

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MC Gamers

The purpose of the MC Gamers is to create a gaming oriented community on the Maryville College campus.

Advisor: Robert Lowe

President: Renee Reeve

MC Literacy Corps

The purpose of the MC Literacy Corps is to promote and foster an atmosphere of service in literacy and literacy education in Maryville and Blount county from the Maryville College campus.

Advisor: Amy Gilliland

President: Chehronai Fozil

MC Scots Pep Band

The purpose of MC Scots Pep Band is to provide an opportunity for ongoing practice and enrichment of student musicians and to actively engage members of the MC community in fervent school spirit and support of our athletic programs.

Advisor: Sheree O'Connor
co-Presidents: Rachael Hagenbarth and Renee Reeve

MC Society for Artists and Writers (SAW)

The purpose of the MC Society for Writers and Artists is to provide a forum for student writers to share their creative works with others; to participate in critical discussions of literary techniques and practices; to read their work to an audience of interested students and faculty; to host guest speakers active in the various genres represented; and to offer and participate in activities that champion creative writing for the campus and community.

Advisor: Ted Higgs

President: Erin Roberts

Mountain Challenge
Non-Profit Leadership Alliance

Non-Profit Leadership Alliance is a national alliance of colleges, universities, and nonprofit organizations that prepares and certifies college students for professional careers in youth and human service agencies. American Humanics is affiliated with more than 75 colleges and universities nationwide including Maryville College, and partners with more than 50 national nonprofit organizations including the YMCA, the March of Dimes, and Boy Scouts of America.

Advisor: Amy Gilliland
President: Emma Lee Everett

Peace & World Concerns

The committee provides outlets for expressing global concern through educational programming and international projects.

Advisor: Anne McKee
Presidents: Ariel Kaylor and Jacob Williams

Phi Alpha Theta

The objectives of Phi Alpha Theta are: to promote the awareness, study, and appreciation of the art and science of History; to support the community of historians and those with an interest in History at Maryville College, and in the wider community; to preserve the Historical legacy at Maryville College.

Advisor: Aaron Astor

President: Morgan Strain

Philosophy Club

The purpose of the Philosophy Club is to provide students with the opportunity to openly discuss philosophical ideas and take philosophy our of the classroom and bring it to the students.

Advisor: Andrew Irvine

President: Bobbieann Eckert

Progressive Christian Community

The primary purpose of the Progressive Christian Community is to come together and share about faith. It is intentionally inclusive of all people, and it seeks to place Christian faith and values into the context of the twenty-first century and beyond. It is a place where questions and ambiguity are affirmed as valid, constructive acts.

Advisor: Anne McKee
President: Carter Habeeb

Progressive Student Alliance

The purpose of the Progressive Student Alliance is to provide a leftist political alternative on campus as well as engage students in activism and social justice.

Advisors: Carl Gombert and Andrew Gunnoe

President: Virginia Johnson

Psi Chi (Psychology)

The purpose of Psi Chi, the Psychology Club, is to permit students who are interested in psychology or related fields to discover the various aspects of current research and its application.

Advisor: Jason Troyer
President: Cayla Wheeler and Briana Wright

Residence Hall Association

RHA works together with all the residence halls on the Maryville College campus to ensure the interest of all residents by offering fellowship through educational and social programming, monitoring residential life policies, and leadership development through training.

Advisors: Willie McEnteeRaeann Rheil, and Ashley Hancock

President: Zachary Vitale

Sigma Lambda Kappa (Sign Language)

Sigma Lambda Kappa is designed to provide opportunity for those interested to become involved in various areas of the deaf community. It exists to provide opportunities for those interested in Interpreting and Deaf Studies to sharpen their ASL skills through attendance at club events.

Advisor: April Haggard
President: Rebecca Reitwiesner

Sisters in Solidarity

Women of Maryville College have come together to form a group established just for women. We exist as a group of women in support of and love for one another as Sisters in Solidarity. We seek to rise above all societal barriers including race, class, religion, age,background, sexual orientation, ability, or any other prejudice in order to seek greater understanding for ourselves individually and in community as women. We strive to educate one another through discussion, reflection, and social action. 

Advisor: Anne McKee
President: Grace Plemmons

Student Government Association
Student Programming Board
Student Veterans Association

The mission of the Student Veterans Association is to assist veterans and family members in addressing the challenges associated with the transition from military service to being actively engaged in the college experience and to hold the responsibility for initiating, planning, developing and implementing strategies and programs which are sensitive to the needs of our veterans and their dependents in their mission of graduation from Maryville College.

Advisor: Darren Dunlap
President: Sean Hagstrom

Tri-Beta Biology Club

The overall goal of Tri-Beta is to improve scientific understanding and enhance appreciation for biological systems throughout the Maryville College campus and the surrounding community. Our organization intends to be an active member of the Beta Beta Beta National Honors Society. We would like to connect students with interests in biology and provide support through group activities, speakers, and assistance with research and internship opportunities. 

Advisor: Dave Unger

co-Presidents: Casey Gentile and Julia Vineyard

Up 'til Dawn

The purpose of Up 'til Dawn is to raise funds for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital while bringing fun events to campus for the students.

Advisor: Kristin Gourley
Executive Director: Haleigh Smith

Voices of Praise
Young Life

Young Life's Purpose is to build relationships with students and create a community where the gospel is shared and presented in a relational way by walking in life together.

Advisor: Eric Bellah

President: Brooke Cates