Currently, more than 70 student organizations are active on Emory & Henry's campus, including a very involved Student Government Association. On any given day, you're likely to find at least one club meeting or event taking place, if not more. Hikes on the Virginia Creeper Trail. A community service project in Emory or nearby Abingdon. A football game at the stadium (sure to draw big crowds). And if you can't find something you're looking for, you'll surely find other people who share your interests. Start a new tradition!
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Student representatives of campus media – including a college and community radio station that serves listeners well beyond the campus – provide information about the many issues important to students, alumni, college employees and area residents. Supported by a robust Mass Communications Department, our student media organizations are among the most active organizations on a very active campus.
Many E&H organizations, such as the Pre-Law Society and the Psychology Club, are direct extensions of academic programs and enhance the career interests of members who participate in these groups. These organizations provide opportunities for students to make connections to one another and to opportunities beyond the classroom. In addition, Emory & Henry organizations include prestigious honor societies, whose students continue to enhance the strong academic reputation of the institution.
At Emory & Henry academic and non-academic interests often blend to enhance one another and the learning experience. The E&H Greens organization and the Outdoor Leadership Program, for example, are non-academic student organizations that have grown out of the College's commitment to the environment. Other organizations, such as the Residence Hall Association and the Emory Activities Board, strive to enhance the quality of life for students.
Emory & Henry College has been named one of six colleges and universities nationwide to receive the 2009 President's Award, the highest federal recognition for commitment to service-learning and civic engagement. "At Emory & Henry College, we engage students, faculty, staff, and communities in empowering individuals and groups to generate solutions from within the community, rather than being imposed from the outside," said college president Rosalind Reichard. Emory & Henry currently has five student lead organizations focusing on service to the campus and local community.
Emory & Henry’s Office of Spiritual Life offers engaging opportunities for worship, study, service and fellowship. It seeks to provide a holistic experience of spiritual discernment and faith development. While E&H is rooted in the Methodist tradition, we offer spiritual support to students from every faith tradition. Mary K. Briggs, the College chaplain, advises most Spiritual Life groups.
The mission of Emory & Henry states that the traditions of the college "provide the context for our pursuit of excellence, as we engage a diverse group of well-qualified men and women in educational experiences that lead to lives of service, productive careers and global citizenship." Emory & Henry values diversity and takes pride in those student-led organizations that focus on exploring and enhancing diverse cultures on campus.
With the first chapter founded in 1920, Greek Life has a proud and rich history here at Emory & Henry. Many of the College’s most respected alumni were members of a fraternity or sorority. Our system is unique because all of our chapters are “local,” meaning that they only exist on our campus. As such, chapter traditions are based entirely on unique aspects of Emory & Henry, and Greek alumni feel a deep sense of loyalty toward their student brothers and sisters.