Connecting Across Campus & Community
College is a great place to form lifelong connections. No matter what your interests, you find fellow students (and faculty) who share your excitement.
Computers and chess, music and dance, Christian fellowships, community service, outdoor adventure — Belhaven has a club for you. And while you’re enjoying all that fun, you can network with future work colleagues and bolster your resume or CV with leadership roles.
Academic Clubs & Professional Associations
We are a nationally recognized Student Chapter of the American Chemical Society (ACS)! Our chapter promotes career development, volunteer outreach, and community building for chemistry majors and minors at Belhaven University.
We involve all students who have an interest in chemistry and host a number of different events during the academic year. We organize social events, community service events, fundraising events, educational events, and professional development events. Some of our big events are our annual Fall picnic, National Chemistry Week (NCW), CCEW (Chemists Celebrate Earth Week), Singing Christmas Tree fundraiser, and the Mississippi Local Section of the ACS Award Banquet.
The Biology Career Club brings speakers to meet with Biology majors and discuss career options and training programs. The club also does field trips to visit schools, training programs, museums and other activities of interest.
Club members also participate in fundraisers and service projects, such as breast cancer and poverty awareness, in line with the club's motto: Not to be served, but to serve.
- Faculty Advisor: Dr. Robert Waltzer
Belhaven Future Healthcare Leaders (BFHL) is a student chapter of the American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE). BFHL promotes educational development of skills necessary for the effective leadership in healthcare organizations that students may serve once completing their studies at Belhaven University.
Membership is open to all Belhaven University students and faculty who have an interest in healthcare management.
- Faculty Advisor: TBA
- Website: ACHE
Doxa, a student-run organization, encourages Belhaven dancers to further develop and use their art form for the glory of God. The translation of DOXA from Greek is “Glory.” Through service to other members and the surrounding community, we seek to praise the Lord in the fellowship and support.
Membership in the club is open to anyone enrolled at Belhaven University and is immediately included when a student is a part of the Dance Department. Activities include outreach, creative worship sessions, prayer ministries, improvisation sessions, fundraising, and sponsoring master classes and workshops.
The goal of His Hands His Feet is to raise awareness of social issues and serve and minister to the surrounding community. Students participate in many service projects, inner city ministries, and workdays. They also support and raise money for different charities, non-profits, and ministries.
The Math & Computer Science Club allows students a community with social events, math and coding student support, and opportunities to join both the Mathematical Association of America (MAA) and The Association for Computing Machinery (ACM).
This club for future business leaders provides opportunities for college students to develop business leadership qualities, competencies in business-related fields, and a better understanding of American business enterprise.
Phi Beta Lambda is the collegiate division of Future Business Leaders of America.
PRAM is a source of expertise and inspiration, and a forum for networking with public relations practitioners throughout the state and the region.
Membership consists of approximately 600 public relations professionals from advertising and public relations agencies, corporations, non-profit organizations, government, education, industries, and others.
The Round Table exists to provide an accessible place for all kinds of people to enjoy playing Role Playing Games, chiefly Dungeons and Dragons. We want to make it easy for people to create, coordinate, and join groups, and provide a safe and fun environment to make new friends and forget the daily grind for a couple of hours. We do not seek to 'monopolize' this hobby. Both pre-existing and independent groups are welcome to join up or remain separate if they wish.
- Faculty Advisor: Jon Micah Tyson
SPEX Club typically meets every other week and allows our majors the opportunity to fellowship with one another and enjoy refreshments as the faculty disseminates important departmental information. We often have guest speakers who offer students valuable insights into the Sports Medicine/Exercise Science world. Each semester, the SPEX Club engages in service projects (ranging from leaf raking, to house painting, to Christmas decorating), allowing our students the opportunity to reach out and serve their community.
- Faculty Advisor: Ben Carr
The Belhaven Student Nurses Organization (BU SNO) is a pre-professional organization for nursing students, fostering the promotion of nursing education, interactions with the community, and collaboration among nursing students. The SNO is the Belhaven’s chapter of the MS Organization of Student Nurses (MOSN).
SNO members participate in blood pressure screening, blood drives, and other service activities. Benefits include scholarship opportunities, student rates to the Student Nurses' State and National Conventions, reduced subscription rate to the American Journal of Nursing, and many other perks.
Events & Activities
There’s never a lack of fun on the Belhaven campus — follow our events calendar for the latest on performances, concerts, exhibitions, sports, clubs, bible studies, and more.
This international honor society chapter confers distinction for high achievement in English language and literature; promotes interest in literature on the Belhaven campus; fosters the discipline of English in all its aspects, including creative writing and critical writing; and clarifies the implications of biblical truth for its discipline.
The Phi Alpha Honor Society provides a closer bond among students of social work and promotes humanitarian goals and ideas. Phi Alpha fosters high standards of education for social workers and invites into membership those who have attained excellence in scholarship and achievement in social work.
Alpha Psi Omega (ΑΨΩ) is a National Theatre Honor Society for participants in collegiate theatre. It began in the early 20th century as result of the growing interest in dramatic arts among colleges and universities throughout America, encouraging dramatic production at every step along students’ academic careers.
Belhaven University is committed to providing opportunities for students to grow in their relationship with God through three unique campus ministries. Each ministry strives to impact the spiritual well-being of students in various ways including weekly meetings, worship, Bible studies, special events, and various leadership opportunities. The ministries are dedicated to building community among the diverse student body of the University for the purpose of Christ and His kingdom.
The University believes ministry is outreach and outreach is ministry. Students, faculty, and staff strive to impact the local, national and international communities through various initiatives. Students are given the opportunity to serve the local Jackson community with local organizations and have avenues to invest beyond Jackson as well.
Student Ministry Organizations
FCA exists to support athletes, coaches, and all whom they influence in the challenge and adventure of receiving Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord, serving him in their relationships and in the fellowship of the church.
- Weekly meeting: Mondays at 8:00 pm (Billy Kim International Center)
- Contact: email@example.com
InterVarsity Christian Fellowship (The Firehouse of IVCF) is a student movement committed to knowing and experiencing God, reaching every corner of every campus with the Love of Jesus Christ, and raising up world-class leaders who will change the world. Be part of a multiethnic family seeking to follow Jesus with all their lives to all the campus!
- Weekly Meeting: Thursdays at 8:30 pm (Billy Kim 106)
- Contact: Joshua.Cable@Intervarsity.org
RUF exists to glorify God by reaching students for Christ and equipping students to serve. This is accomplished through large group meetings for praise and worship as well as instruction from the Bible, small group studies, and one-on-one meetings.
- Weekly meeting: Tuesdays at 9:00 pm (Irby Complex)
- Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Student Organization Support
Belhaven’s Student Development team partners with our student organizations in a variety of ways, including the application and approval process, procedural guidance, University policy understanding, and student participation encouragement.
- Student organizations are responsible to the Office of Student Development, in conjunction with faculty advisor(s), concerning approval, renewed membership, programming, and projects.
- Student organizations are expected to function, plan activities, and conduct themselves in keeping with the University’s Faith and Mission statements, and The Kilt’s policies.
- All student organizations must be approved by the Office of Student Development.
- All student organizations are required to obtain approval for their programming from the Office of Student Development.
For more information about getting involved or starting an organization, contact the office of Student Development.
Verse of the Year
God is working in you, giving you the desire and the power to do what pleases Him.