Student Involvement and Leadership

  • Student Organizations

    When you get involved in a student organization at Worcester State University, you develop lifelong learning skills that contribute to intellectual enrichment and to success following graduation. Research consistently demonstrates that if you are active and involved in campus life, you are more likely to stay in school, thrive academically, and complete your degree than students who stay on the sidelines.

    To learn more about any of our student organizations, please email studentinvolvement@worcester.edu or stop by the Office of Student Involvement and Leadership Development on the 2nd floor of the Student Center.

  • Major Student Organizations

    Active Minds

    Active Minds works to increase student’s awareness of mental health issues and provides information and resources regarding mental health and mental illness. Members aim to remove the stigma that surrounds mental health issues through campus-wide events.

    Campus Ambassadors

    Campus Ambassadors is a Christian fellowship open to all Worcester State students. CA sponsors weekly Bible studies, campus-wide programs and speakers, retreats, and social events.

    Commuter Activities Board (CAB)

    CAB is a major organization that programs for commuter students and addresses commuter related issues. Programs include monthly commuter breakfasts, Commuter Appreciation Week, a paintball trip, and more.

    Dance Company

    Dance Company allows students to learn and perform different types of dance including tap, jazz, hip hop, and contemporary. Members of all skill levels and abilities have the opportunity to perform at recitals held at the end of each semester.

    Enactus*

    Enactus is an international organization that connects student, academic, and business leaders through entrepreneurial-based projects that empower people to transform opportunities into real, sustainable progress for themselves and their communities. Through membership in Enactus, members gain knowledge and expertise in leading community projects.

    LGBTQ+ Alliance

    LGBTQ+ Alliance provides students at Worcester State and within the community with a forum for the issues relating to sexual orientation and sexuality and provide a place to socialize and plan campus programs. Members of LGBTQ+ Alliance aim to encourage understanding and acceptance of members of the LGBTQ community.

    Games Club

    Games Club is open to students who are interested in participating in a wide variety of games, including video games, board games, card games, or live action role playing. Events include Magic drafts and video game tournaments.

    Student Government Association*/Student Senate

    As the governing body of Worcester State students, the Student Government Association and Student Senate work together to respond to issues and concerns relative to student life, advocate for student needs and rights, and allocate funds to student organizations each year. Elections for open positions are held at the beginning of each semester.

    Student Events Committee (SEC)

    SEC is the major student programming board on campus, and are responsible for over 60 events each year. Its purpose is to develop a large variety of programs and events, which include Spring Week, comedy, novelties, lectures, trips, and live music.

    Third World Alliance (TWA)

    TWA is an organization that brings diversity and enhances pluralism on campus through campus and community activities that reflect the unique cultural backgrounds of the Worcester State community. Events include Latin Heritage Month, Black History Month, the Multicultural Party, and lectures by special guests.

    WSUR Radio

    WSUR, the campus radio station, exposes students to different musical artists, styles, backgrounds, and alternative radio programming. Students are responsible for managing the radio and hosting radio shows throughout the week.

    WOO Serve

    WOO Serve members work to foster civic engagement and leadership among the students of Worcester State.

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    Special Interest Clubs

    Almost Off Book

    The purpose of the organization shall be to provide opportunities to students that have interest in any aspect of theatre which include acting, directing, design, and management as well as connecting with others who work and study in theatre.

    Amnesty International

    The purpose of Amnesty International, Worcester State University Chapter is to undertake research and action focused on preventing and ending grave abuses of the rights to physical and mental integrity, freedom of conscience and expression, and freedom from discrimination, within the context of its work to promote all human rights. Amnesty International, Worcester State University Chapter, shall also endeavor to ensure that everyone at Worcester State University knows what human rights are and has the opportunity to take action to protect them.

    Best Buddies

    The mission of Best Buddies is to establish a global volunteer movement that creates opportunities for one-to-one friendships, integrated employment, and leadership development for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

    Chabad On Campus

    Chabad on Campus at Worcester State University belongs to the international Chabad on Campus program that supports the vibrancy and growth of Jewish student life on campus. Chabad on Campus at Worcester State University, affiliated with Chabad Lubavitch of Central Massachusetts, exists to serve and support the University’s Jewish and other interested students by providing religious, cultural, social, and educational programs.

    Chess Club

    Chess Club brings people who have an interest in chess playing together in a friendly environment. Members will both learn how to play as well as participate in competition with one another.

    Chemistry Club

    The Chemistry Club offers students the opportunity to become better acquainted with others who share their interests in science and to foster an awareness of the responsibilities and challenges to the modern chemist.

    Christian Fellowship

    A student-led group with the purpose of introducing students to the Christian faith, encouraging Christians to grow in their faith, and providing opportunities to serve the local and global community. Offers events, volunteer & travel opportunities, retreats, and a weekly bible study.

    CineClub

    The purpose of the organization shall be to to offer free movies projections to students and then to discuss the movie projected.

    Computer Science Club

    Any students who are interested in computer science as an academic major or a future profession are welcome to join.

    Criminal Justice Club

    The mission of the Criminal Justice Club is to enhance student’s educational opportunities related to the field of criminal justice and to broaden the community’s view of criminal justice in the workforce.

    Council for Cancer and Research

    Council for Cancer Care and Research is a group focused on outreach, education, and the involvement of the Worcester State Community in the cancer community. Our group runs trips to Camp Sunshine, hosts toy drives, and create awareness for children and their families fighting life-threatening illness.

    Entrepreneurship Club

    The Entrepreneurship Club is a space for all prospecting entrepreneurs, investors, and business owners to share their knowledge with each other and find others with a like-mind. We are well connected with the Venture Forum at WPI as well as the Worcester Regional Chamber of Commerce. We host events regarding business-related ideas and topics with the intent to inspire and educate students.

    eSports

    eSports Club brings the Worcester State gaming community together and allows students to compete in various games. Members can form a gaming team to participate in tournaments under Worcester State. Our events include tournaments and trivia nights.

    Get Out The Vote (GOTV)

    The purpose of the organization shall be to provide students a bridge to voting. This club will be able to educate those at Worcester State about upcoming elections and candidates, how to vote, how to register to vote as well as opportunities to help participate in working for the elections. In turn, this club shall help with the issue of low voter turnout in Worcester as well as the other cities in Massachusetts.

    Green Club

    The purpose of the Green Club shall be to enjoy nature while exposing environmental issues and solutions on a local, regional, and global level. The group is also focused on raising awareness on climate change on campus and throughout Worcester. Events may include, but are not limited to, the exploration of the local outdoors, guest speakers, trips to various institutions.

    INK

    The purpose of this organization shall be to provide students with constructive criticism for their creative writing projects and an outlet for publication in The New Worcester Spy. The club will build community among Worcester State students with an interest in creative writing and to educate students about publishing and exposure opportunities both in-school and outside of school.

    Intervarsity

    The Purpose of the Chapter is to establish and advance at Worcester State University witnessing communities of students and faculty who follow Jesus as Savior and Lord: growing in love for God, God's Word, God's people of every ethnicity and culture and God's purposes in the world.

    It's On Us

    Worcester State’s It’s On Us chapter is a part of a national organization dedicated to ending sexual assault. Through advocacy and outreach we supply students on campus with resources on consent, how to be an active bystander, and help available to victims of sexual assault.

    Le Cercle Francis (French Club)

    French Club is open to any students wishing to learn more about French language and culture.

    Math Club

    Any students who are interested in math as an academic major or a future profession are welcome to join.

    Mindfulness Mediation

    The Mindfulness Meditation group is a discussion-based group focused around learning mindfulness and meditation skills in order to reduce stress and increase the ability to live in the moment. We meet weekly to meditate and discuss our experiences, thoughts, and feelings brought about by these meditations.

    Music Club

    The mission of this organization shall be to bring together people of different cultures who love music and improve their passion for music. This club will not only serve as a means of discovering different cultural music but also serve as stress relief for people. We will actively involve students at Worcester State in club events such as performances on or off campus in order to improve networking.

    National Student Speech Language and Hearing Association (NSSLHA)

    NSSLHA benefits its members by continually improving its support, promotion, and advocacy of the highest quality preparation of professionals in audiology, speech-language pathology, and speech and hearing science. Members also work to promote and heighten awareness of communications and disorders to the community.

    Peer Health Educators

    Worcester State's Peer Health Educators provide the campus community with educational resources and information on a variety of health topics through tabling and on campus events. These topics include sexual and reproductive health, heart health, sun safety, stress management, and drunk driving prevention. The club also manages two condom dispensers on campus and uses the money to give out free condoms with candy on our bi-weekly hump day tabling event.

    Pre-Health

    The purpose of the organization shall be to network with different health professionals in the community, and to gain knowledge of how to apply to health-related universities.

    Psychology Club


    Salvation International Prayer

    The purpose of the organization shall be to change lives and secure one’s destiny in Christ. Our mission is to provide an intimate, diverse community for college students to learn and practice being a Christian. Focusing on the importance of prayer and worship while being a college student will also be a priority.

    Spanish Club

    Members of the Spanish Club promote Spanish language and cultures, Hispanic and non-Hispanic, of the countries where Spanish is a spoken language.

    Step Team

    The purpose of the organization shall be to establish a student-led preforming group that promotes a form percussive dance where the body is used as an instrument to create intricate rhythms and sounds through a combination of claps, footsteps, and spoken word.

    Student Nurses Association (SNA)

    SNA promotes health education and disease prevention in the Worcester area and on Worcester State's campus. Members organize community service activities and fundraise to support their efforts.

    Student Occupational Therapy Association (SOTA)

    SOTA provides occupational therapy students with a supportive network, organizes social events and fundraising activities, and creates awareness about the field of Occupational Therapy across campus. SOTA also establishes a link with affiliated professional organizations.

    Urban Studies Club

    The purpose of the organization shall be to bridge the gap between the city, its people, and Worcester State University through exploration, service, and community involvement.

    Club Sports

    Cheerleading Team

    The Cheerleading Team provides students the opportunity to cheer and compete against other teams with the same goal. Members also are able to enhance their cheerleading skills within a supportive team atmosphere. Membership to the Cheerleading Team is determined by tryouts.

    Dance Team

    Dance Team gives students the chance to dance and perform on an advanced team and compete against other teams with the same goal. Becoming a member of the Dance Team will provide team members with the opportunity to enhance their dance technique and provide a quality team experience. Membership to the Dance Team is determined by tryouts.

    Equestrian Team

    The Equestrian Team is open to any student interested in participating and furthering their equestrian skills and well as demonstrating their riding abilities. Members will compete with other intercollegiate riding teams in equestrian events.

    Lacrosse Club

    Lacrosse Club team members will compete against other colleges and universities with club lacrosse programs. Members also aim to achieve club sport status and become a member of the Pioneer Collegiate Lacrosse League. Lacrosse Club is open to any student interested in learning and playing lacrosse in a competitive setting.

    Other Student Groups

    Class Committees

    Two class committees, the Junior Class Committee and the Senior Class Committee, work to raise funds and provide programs for the students of their class year. Members of the Junior Class Committee are chosen from an applicant pool at the end of their sophomore year. Membership on the committee will continue through both junior and senior year. During junior year, committee members focus on fundraising for their class programs. Senior year, members provide a calendar of events for the members of the entire senior class.

    Omicron Delta Kappa Leadership Honor Society (ODK)

    Membership to ODK is by invitation only. Invited students are then able to apply for membership into the ODK Honor Society. Membership is based on cumulative GPA and leadership both on campus and within the community.

    Community Service
    As a students at Worcester State, you're encouraged to get involved in the local community. You can join WooServe, a student organization focused on community service, or can stop by the John J. Binienda Center for Civic Engagement to learn more about local volunteer and service opportunities.