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Honors Societies and Organizations

Accounting Club

Promotes career activities and opportunities in accounting, prepares students for the business environment with an ethical focus and develops camaraderie with other accounting students. Activities include visiting accounting professionals, field trips, tutoring opportunities and encouragement to participate in professional organizations’ student events and programs.

-Contact Accounting Club sponsor Steve Gustafson for more information.

Association of Black Collegians 

The Association of Black Collegians’ goal is to aid and support the African American student body at Missouri Baptist University.  The organization seeks to develop and cultivate a culture of diversity that encourages academic excellence, social responsibility, and academic success through an ongoing network of collegiate fellowship and mentoring. As a part of the MBU body, we invite collaborations and coordination with other cultures and organizations. Download Application

-Contact ABC sponsor Brenda Bradford for more information.

Circle K International

Is the premier collegiate and university community service, leadership development, an friendship organization in the world. There are more than 12,600 members in 17 nations; CKI is making a positive impact on the world every day. Our goal is to make a difference in the St. Louis community and the MBU community! Circle K International’s focus is to impact students and their community through the building of service and leadership skills, as well as fellowship amongst members. Our service focuses on helping children in our community through volunteer work and fundraising.

-Contact Circle K International sponsor Ashlee Johnson for more information.

 Enactus: Students in Free Enterprise (SIFE)

A community of student, academic, and business leaders committed to using the power of entrepreneurial action to transform lives and shape a better, more sustainable world. Our mission of this organization shall be to provide members the best opportunity to make a difference and develop leadership, teamwork and communication skills through learning, practicing, and teaching the principles of free enterprise.

-Contact ENACTUS/SIFE sponsor Brenda Bradford for more information.

Gamma Delta Sigma

Offers Missouri Baptist University women a place in a growing legacy dedicated to the enhancement of the college experience through personal-professional growth, academic success, and social responsibility. GDS commits to fostering future leaders through Spartan athletic activities, philanthropic activities, and the unity of the sisterhood. ΓΔΣ: Strength through Sisterhood!

-Contact Gamma Delta Sigma for more information.

 Math and Science Club

Math and Science Club is one of the oldest and most active clubs on the Missouri Baptist University campus.  Our MBU Math and Science Club’s goal is to prepare members for a successful career in a math or science related field.  Each week, a professional in the math or science industry gives a presentation on their job and the education required to be successful in that area of study.  Students are encouraged to ask questions and network with the professionals.  Come join us every Tuesday (except chapel Tuesdays).

-Contact Math and Science Club sponsor Mary Vedamuthu For more information.

Ministerial Alliance (MA)

Provides students who are going into the ministry with a group that is visible on campus, active in service, and supportive of their call. Students can further their walk with students around them and with God as we study the Bible, fellowship with one another, and serve together. Any student, regardless of degree program, interested in serving in any capacity of ministry is welcome and encouraged to join.

-Contact MA Sponsor Matthew Easter for more information.

National Association for Music Educators (NAfME) 

The National Association for Music Education – Collegiate (NAfME-C) chapter of MBU is an organization that provides student interested in music education with opportunities for professional development, teaching experience, networking, and building a professional community in the music education program at MBU. NAfME-C is open to all students.

-Contact NAfME Sponsor Dr. Ladd Faszold for more information.

Phi Lambda Phi 

Phi Lambda Phi, Gamma chapter, was the first Fraternity founded at Missouri Baptist University. Founded in the spring of 2015, the brotherhood is looking to build firm foundations in the years to come. The core values of Phi Lambda Phi focus on fostering friendship, justice, and learning through brotherhood. They accomplish this through service opportunities and social events that aid young men in their journey to professional life. Chapter meetings are held every Thursday at 3 p.m.

-Contact Phi Lambda Phi for more information.

Pre-Healthcare Professionals 

Pre-Healthcare Professionals club’s purpose is to help prepare students for their post undergraduate studies by helping plan for the medical school admissions process, to provide an atmosphere of knowledge and sharing, to promote humanitarian actions, and to facilitate social and academic networks.

-Contact Pre-Healthcare Professionals sponsor Carrie Wahlman for more information.

Spartan Wall

Is a student-led student section that will be present at certain home game events. Those events include: tailgates, themed nights, post-game celebrations and in-game support.

-Contact Spartan Wall president Heidi Wilson for more information.

STUDENT ASSOCIATION OF SUPERVISION AND CURRICULUM DEVELOPMENT

Provides teacher candidates an opportunity to network with a recognized association such as Missouri ASCD and ASCD, a national and international organization for leadership in education. S-ASCD provides opportunities for students in education programs to participate in the way educators develop their skills and network with teachers and curriculum developers. Membership is open to all undergraduates and graduates enrolled in educational programs.

-Contact S-ASCD sponsors Dr. Susan Hladky and Dr. Bridgett Niedringhaus  for more information.

STUDENT MISSOURI STATE TEACHERS ASSOCIATION (S-MSTA)

Is a pre-professional organization composed of education students and others interested in a career in teaching. The chapter provides its members with opportunities for professional growth, developing leadership skills, understanding the teaching profession and participating in professional activities at local and state levels.

-Contact S-MSTA sponsors Dr. Susan Hladky and Dr. Bridgett Niedringhaus  for more information.

Student Government Association (SGA)

Establishes student organizations, aids students in their involvement in those organizations and advocates the concerns of the student body to university administration. The SGA also has a budget to help fund activities for those organizations that regularly attend meetings. Meetings are held Thursdays, after chapel, in the conference room on the bottom floor of the Field Building.

-Contact SGA sponsor Lara Hines for more information.

Honors Societies

ALPHA CHI

Is a coeducational honor society that promotes and honors academic excellence and exemplary character among university students. Members are students from all academic disciplines who comprise the top 10 percent of the junior and the senior classes.
-Contact Alpha Chi sponsor Dr. Curtis McClain for more information.

KAPPA DELTA PI

Is an international education honor society comprised of undergraduate and graduate students, university faculty and administrators, classroom teachers, school administrators, retired educators and honorary members. Kappa Delta Pi strives to promote excellence, recognize honor students and acknowledge outstanding contributions to education. The MBU chapter is open to highly achieving students planning careers in the field of education.

-Contact Kappa Delta Pi sponsor Dr. Mary Ann Bouas for more information.

KAPPA OMICRON NU

Is the National Honor Society for the Human Sciences, promotes empowered leaders who use an integrative approach to enhance quality of living through excellence in scholarship, leadership, and research. The Collegiate category of membership includes undergraduate and graduate students duly enrolled in an institution represented by an active chapter of Kappa Omicron Nu. Undergraduate students shall have declared a major in family and consumer sciences or one of the specializations in the human sciences, have completed 45 semester hours or equivalent, and rank in the top 25% of their class in the unit.  Graduate students shall be enrolled in a graduate program in family and consumer sciences or one of the specializations in the human sciences, have completed 12 semester hours of graduate work or equivalent, and have a minimum GPA of 3.5 on a 4.0 scale.  Any chapter, at its discretion, may establish higher collegiate eligibility criteria. The Human Sciences are those fields committed to improving social justice and developing more desirable relations in communities, organizations, and the wider society for the benefit of all. Fields include (but are not limited to) athletic training, exercise science, family and consumer sciences, food science and human nutrition, health sciences, kinesiology, and wellness.

-Contact Kappa Omicron Nu sponsor Dr. Jessie Stapleton for more information.

SIGMA TAU DELTA

Is an international English honor society. It recognizes honor students in English majors and minors and supports the study of humanities with attention to sincerity, truth and design. The lifetime fee on the international level is $25. The Psi Psi chapter at MBU charges an additional fee of $5. Sigma Tau Delta publishes Cantos, a literary magazine comprised of work from students, faculty and staff.

-Contact Sigma Tau Delta sponsor Dr. Julie Ooms for more information.

SIGMA ZETA

is a national, undergraduate honor society with the purpose to encourage and foster scholarly activity and recognize academic scholarship in the natural and computer sciences and mathematics. To be eligible for membership, students must have a major in the natural sciences or mathematics, have junior/senior standing, with an overall GPA of 3.5.

-Contact Sigma Zeta sponsors Dr. Mary Vedamuthu and Dr. Andrew Elvington for more information.