Student Organizations and Activities

There are various student organizations on campus to help enhance student involvement and create a sense of community throughout the University.  The Office of Student Affairs supports all students’ efforts to create activities, organizations, and co-curricular leadership opportunities, and by doing so serves as the hub of student involvement and leadership development.  This office works with student leaders from the Student Government Association (SGA), the Campus Activities Board (CAB), the Commuter Student Association (CSA), and a wide variety of other student organizations to offer events and activities, develop leadership, and support co-curricular experiences to make the most out of a student’s time at Carlow.  

Academic and professional clubs

  • The Southwestern Pennsylvania Chapter of the American Association for Men in Nursing supports men in academic and professional roles in nursing. 
  • The American Chemical Society provides chemistry students with experiences and events. Email: acs@carlow.edu or Phone: +1 (412) 578-2161
  • Business Leaders of Carlow builds strong business leaders through motivation, education and community service.  
  • The student-produced Carlow Chronicle accepts submissions from students, faculty, staff and alumni. Email: carlowchronicle@carlow.edu
  • The Carlow National Association for the Education of Young Children supports high-quality care and education for children across 10 counties in Southwestern Pennsylvania. 
  • The Pennsylvania State Education Association gives education majors learning opportunities and works to improve education for school-age students. Email: psea@carlow.edu
  • Members of Psi Chi, the International Honor Society in Psychology, expand their horizons with social, service and educational activities. Phone: +1 (412) 578-6366
  • Psychology Club members participate in service, professional development and fun events. Phone: +1 (412) 578-6366
  • Alpha Nu Theta, Carlow’s chapter of Sigma Tau Delta, the National English Honor Society, hosts benefit poetry readings, game nights, the annual English department Halloween party and volunteer events.
  • Sigma Theta Tau, the National Honor Society of Nursing Eta Epsilon Chapter. Email: aegood@carlow.edu
  • The Social Work Student Association offers information exchange and involvement in on-campus and local projects. Email: swa@carlow.edu
  • The Sociology Club is for students interested in the study of social behavior. Email: sociologyclub@carlow.edu
  • The Southwestern Pennsylvania Chapter of the American Association for Men in Nursing supports men in academic and professional roles in nursing. Email: jmhuber@carlow.edu
  • The Association for Student Leaders in Communications Inc. is a professional organization for communications students. Phone: +1 (412) 578-2026
  • The Carlow University Chapter of the Student Nurses Association of Pennsylvania, part of the National Student Nurses’ Association, does charity and volunteer work and offers educational and leadership opportunities. Email: carlowsnap@gmail.com

Cultural organizations

  • The Black Student Union aims to enrich African-American culture at Carlow and the community with forums, poetry readings, health fairs and more. Email: bsu@carlow.edu
  • LGBT & Allies represents the interests of gay, lesbian and transgender students and the people who care about them. Email: pride@carlow.edu
Four students in numbered gray and black shirts get set to play volleyball.
The Carlow volleyball team, including Cache Street, #7, Katie Tarasovich, #4, and Sabrina Skukalek, # 8, celebrate a play as they take on Ohio Christian University, Friday, Nov. 8, 2019, at St. Joseph Athletic & Fitness Center. (Rebecca Droke/Carlow University)

Leadership and service clubs

  • The city-wide chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha unites women from several Pittsburgh colleges. AKA was established by African American college women and promotes service, unity and scholarship. Phone: +1 (412) 578-2026
  • Alpha Phi Omega is a national fraternity that promotes leadership through service. Email: apo@adzellers
  • Best Buddies is open to all undergraduate and graduate students interested in joining a global volunteer group that creates opportunities for one-to-one friendships for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. The program builds friendships between people with and without IDD, offering social mentoring while improving the quality of life and level of inclusion. Carlow’s chapter of Best Buddies coordinates activities with Community Living and Support Services (CLASS) and supports individual matching and/or participating in group activities. In 2022, the Best Buddies Club was awarded State chapter of the month.
  • Beta Beta Beta is an honor and professional society for biological science students. Email: bbb@carlow.edu
  • The Carlow Future Educators Club (CFEC) is a campus club open to any interested undergraduate, graduate, or apprenticeship student.  The club meets regularly for students to network and attend special training courses or presentations by invited guests.  The club provides professional development opportunities through sponsorship of on-campus, regional, and State conferences and workshops on educational topics of interest.  
  • Kappa Delta Epsilon (KDP), International Honor Society in Education, was founded in 1911 to foster excellence in education and promote fellowship among those dedicated to teaching. For over a century, the Society has consistently grown, starting with a local chapter to become the international organization it is today, with an initiated membership that exceeds 1.2 million. Using a variety of programs, services, and resources, KDP supports and advances educators throughout the phases and levels of their teaching careers.  Membership to KDP is by invitation only.  Inductions are held twice a year, and students receive cords to wear as part of the graduation ceremony from Carlow.  Email: kde@carlow.edu
  • Student Promotion and Recruitment Team’s volunteer SPiRiT ambassadors give campus tours, host prospective students in dorms, and offer perspective and assistance during the admission process.
  • Strong Women Strong Girls members mentor local girls in grades 3-5. Email: pittsburgh@swsg.org

Recreational organizations

  • Carlow University Theatre Group produces shows in Antonian Theatre with students, guest artists, faculty and staff. 
  • Carlow University Theatre Dance Division is student-run and welcomes dancers of all skill levels. 
  • The Commuter Student Association assists all Carlow commuters. Email: csa@carlow.edu
  • The Student Athlete Association unites the Carlow community and athletes through campus events. Email: saa@carlow.edu

Contact Student Affairs

For assistance in getting involved with clubs and activities, contact us. We’re here to help.

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