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

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: Cameron Hite

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: Mary Alexander and Ravyn Thompson

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: Jason Coan

Black Student Association

Black Student Association (BSA) The Black Student Association is an organization that was established to cater to the needs of Black/African American students in the Maryville College community. BSA is more than just an organization for Black Students on campus. We are a diverse group of individuals ranging from many different ethnicity's who come together to form a family and educate each other on the struggles and benefits of being a minority on campus. We, the members of the Black Student Association along with the support of the Cultural Diversity Team pledge to uphold the covenant decided on by each of the members of the Black Student Association by: Striving for excellence in academics by devoting ample time to studies and attending class regularly; Striving for unity by morally, physically, mentally, and emotionally being supportive of one another through aiding in times of need, personal counseling, and academic tutoring amongst peers by making our time and services available when needed; Respecting one another by treating each other with esteem, honor, value, admiration, reverence, and approval by understanding that each individual is unique and different in his or her own way. By taking pride in the Black Student Association through commitment, each individual should uphold this covenant by the articles stated.


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Advisor: Larry Ervin

President: Xavier Sales


College Democrats

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

Advisor: Zane Dukes

President: Will Winters


The purpose of d'Arte is to share and expand appreciation and knowledge of the Arts as well as to create a more unified art community around campus.

Advisor: Carl Gombert

Co-Moderators: Minh Hoang and Ariana Hansen

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.

Advisor: Doug Carter

President: Ben Munger

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

Team Leaders: Chehronai Fozil, Nami Falhan, Brandi Jeanis, and Daniel Pieratt

GSA (Gay-Straight Alliance)

Mission: Following a vision of diversity for the 21st century, the Gay-Straight Alliance is a student organization that comes together to provide a welcoming, supportive, and respectful environment that encourages dialogue about issues of gender and human sexuality among the Maryville College community.

Advisor: Roger Myers 
Co-Moderators: TBA

Highland Echo

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

Advisor: Kim Trevathan
Editor: Joshua Loomis
Assistant Editor: Chase Condrone
Assistant Editor: Ashlyn Kittrell
Photo Editor: Virginia Johnson
Sports Editor: Skylar Smith
Graphics Editor: Ariana Hansen
Online Editor: Shawn Richards

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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: Brittany Scrivner

Intervarsity Christian Fellowship

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

Advisor: Sam Overstreet
President: Joanna Wong

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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Jiu-Jitsu Club

The purpose of the Jiu-Jitsu Club is to teach students the skills and techniques of Jiu-Jitsu for self defense, competition, or general knowledge.

Advisor: Aaron Astor
President: Josh Krebs

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: Jose Perez

The Loud Scotsmen

The purpose of The Loud Scotsmen is to increase school spirit among students. We serve as a "pep club" to cheer on our fellow Scots at athletic events!

Advisor: Doug Carter

President: Callie Crabtree

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: Patrick Nkurunziza

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: Teresa Lawson
Co-Captains: Alex Clay and Holly Higgins

MC Equestrian Team

For more information and updates as well as the competition schedule for IHSA Zone 5, Region 1 visit 

  • 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
  • Other opportunities include possible participation in local hunter/jumper horse shows, local events, foxhunting and polo

Equestrian Club Facilities Quick Facts:

  • 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

MC Historical Society / Phi Alpha Theta

Our objectives 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: Zachary Brown

MC Literacy Corps

Mission Statement

The Maryville College Student Literacy Corps promotes literacy awareness through the empowerment of people by means of knowledge.

About the Student Literacy Corps

The MCSLC is a ten-year-old program designed and run by Maryville College students. The purpose of MCSLC is to (1) provide literacy education to undereducated citizens of Blount County and (2) provide Maryville College students with the opportunity to give back to the community. The Corps is composed of a student-run executive board of 12 members. Currently the Corps has over 90 student members; these members volunteer at tutor sites within in Blount County, which are of all literacy levels. The Corps is trained in the Spring and Fall semesters, and the trainings are designed to familiarize the students with the sites, prepare them for their service work, and answer any pertinent questions about our program. The majority of the Corps members tutor an average of two-four hours per week at four major sites. The Student Literacy Corps is an organization created and maintained by the students. The board of directors consists of one coordinator, a Blount County Justice Center (jail) coordinator, two MC Families coordinators, an Adult Basic Education coordinator, a Bradford liaison, a Bonner liaison, a Reading First Coordinator, a special events coordinator, and a publicity director.

Student Literacy Corps Requirements

  • Tutor at least TWO hours per week at a MCSLC approved placement
  • Attend one Student Literacy Corps literacy function per semester
  • Attend one Literacy Corps fundraising event per semester
  • Attend either the fall or spring training annually


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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
President: Caitlin Shearer

MC Step Team

The purpose of the Maryville College Step Team is to promote school spirit through performance, educated the community about different cultures and backgrounds, and to showcase diversity.

Advisor: Karen Beale
President: Tori Bassett

MC Volleyball Club

The purpose of the Maryville College Volleyball Club is to create a competitive volleyball team but also to have fun pickup games for the entire campus.

Advisor: Danny Pierce

President: Alex Guidi

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: Cole Piper
President: Stacey Padilla

Peace & World Concerns

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

Advisor: Anne McKee
President: Sarah Dianne Jones

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: Bill Meyer

President: Josh Loomis

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

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: Allie Haskew

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: Raeann Bray and Ashley Hancock

President: Mark Ostrowski

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: Jenny Baker

Sisters in Spirit

Sisters in Spirit aims to create a diverse community of women where issues of faith, activism, political engagement, and service are openly discussed. In so doing, we hope to strengthen ourselves as women and as a community.

Advisor: Anne McKee
Co-chairs: Sarah-Dianne Jones

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: Ted Higgs
President: Adam Peppers

Ultimate Frisbee Team

Ultimate Frisbee Team provides Maryville College with an opportunity to play ultimate frisbee competitively and for fun.

Advisor: Dan Ross

President: DJ Miller

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: Ashley Avans

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: Kira Chambers