Undergraduate Student Government Recognized/Funded Organizations
All student organizations who wish to be recognized and receive funding through the Undergraduate Student Government Association must go through the formal recognition process.
Current Student Organizations: Each current organization must fill out Re-Recognition Packet within the first three weeks of every fall semester. Each organization to hand in the required paperwork will receive $100.00 in funding. Two members for each organization is required to attend a two hour training on budgeting and planning the week following the re-recognition paperwork deadline. Failure to attend this training will result in a 25% budget cut to your organization.
Any current organization that does not fill out the required forms in this time frame will not be publicized on the university website, nor are they eligible to receive student government funding or form a university agency account.
Starting New Student Organizations: Organizations can be started at any time throughout the academic year. Leaders must first set up a meeting with the Student Activities Graduate Assistant and fill out the New Club Registration Packet. Each newly found organization will receive $50.00 in start-up funding for the first academic year they are in existence. After the first academic year they then must re-recognize as a returning student organization and then are eligible for returning organization funding.
Additional Funding: Organizations are able to request additional funding for programs, conferences, and events through the Student Government Association. All funding requests must be submitted through the Additional Funding Allocations form. Paperwork must be submitted to the Head of Senate at least three weeks prior to when funding is needed. The request will be reviewed by the Student Government Executive Cabinet and funding decisions will be given within a week of the funding request.
A current listing of all clubs and organizations can be found on the Student Activities website.
Campus Vocal Groups
The Campus Choir is an ensemble of about 120 students, faculty, staff, and community members. The group's repertoire encompasses accompanied and a cappella repertoire ranging from the Renaissance through the present day. Recent repertoire has included the Rachmaninoff All-Night Vigil, Verdi Quattro Pezzi Sacri, Orff Carmina Burana, Fauré Requiem, Pizzetti Requiem, Poulenc Gloria, Bernstein Chichester Psalms, and the Pennsylvania premiere of Hugo Wolf's Christnacht. The choir performs regularly with the Marywood University Orchestra and has been featured on PBS Christmas season broadcasts throughout Northeast Pennsylvania. A short hearing is required for admittance into the choir.
The Chamber Singers are an ensemble of about 20 Marywood University students. The choir has performed on music series throughout the northeastern United States and Canada. Recent concert venues have included St. Michael's Episcopal Church in New York City, St. Francis of Assisi Cathedral in New Jersey, First Church in Boston, Yale University's Marquand Chapel, and several locales in California, Florida, Georgia, Virginia, and Germany. The Marywood Chamber Singers were one of eight finalists across the United States for the 2012 American Prize in Choral Performance. The group embarks on a tour each May and has recorded two compact discs recently. Auditions for Chamber Singers take place at the beginning and end of the fall semester.
Social Fraternities and Sororities
One local sorority (Zeta Phi Delta) was founded and recognized as a student organization in the 2001 Spring Semester. The Undergraduate Student Government Association recognizes this organization, but does not provide them with financial support. This sorority was founded based on the belief that there are great advantages for younger women to uphold a sisterhood of women who appreciate friendship, promote loyalty and service, build character, and enhance the members' total education.