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American Chemical Society (ACS)

DEPARTMENT: Chemistry

The Marywood University Chapter of Student Affiliates of the American Chemical Society promotes interest in chemical sciences and provides a medium for students to establish and maintain connections with professionals in the field of chemical sciences.

Advisor: Dr. Deanne Garver
Contact: Josh Mecca  jmecca@m.marywood.edu

Architecture and Interior Design Club

DEPARTMENT: Architecture

The Marywood Architecture and Interior Design Club consists of, but is not limited to, architecture and interior architecture/design students. Members gain access to the latest design developments, network with peers and professionals and become members of the professional interiors organizations.


Athletic Training Club

DEPARTMENT: Athletic Traning

The purposes of the Athletic Training Club include: encouraging, advancing, and improving the student athletic trainers within the program; developing the abilities of its members; providing an exchange of thoughts and ideas to better its members' understanding of the field of athletic training; enabling members to share camaraderie among themselves; and, introducing others to the field of athletic training. Membership is open to anyone interested in joining the club.


Contact: Mary Ninivaggi  mninivaggi@m.marywood.edu

Biology Club

DEPARTMENT: Biology

The Biology Club serves as a forum for social activities, networking possibilities, studying/research opportunities, and exciting excursions for all science majors. The Biology Club aims to stimulate interest in both the pure and applied biological sciences at college and community levels and acts on behalf of biology students in campus-wide student government/club activities.

Advisor: Dr. Michael Kiel
Contact: Katrina Kincel  kakincel@m.marywood.edu

Blood, Sweat, and Gears Bike Club

Blood, sweat, and gears bike club will bring students together who all share the common interest of riding bicycles. We will organize rides on different trails and surrounding areas.

Advisor: Kate O'Conner  kateoconner@maryu.marywood.edu
Contact: Robert G. Miller  robmiller@m.marywood.edu

Caritas Club

DEPARTMENT: Social Work

The goals of this organization are to provide a forum through which social work majors can broaden and enrich their knowledge base, as it relates to social work education and practice; to function in a liaison capacity with the School of Social Work; to provide active voluntary service in various community organizations; and to provide student input into the policies, curriculum, and other educational endeavors of the Bachelor of Social Work Program.


Criminal Justice

DEPARTMENT: Social Sciences

The Criminal Justice Club enables students to expand their interest within the field of criminal justice. The club also provides ways for students to educate themselves on law enforcement, corrections, and the courts through activities and trips.


Contact: Virginia Weeks  vweeks@m.marywood.edu

Digital Media Club

DEPARTMENT: Communication Arts

This club creates the opportunity for career-focused students to gain marketable skills through the exploration of experiences learned in the Communication Arts department. The skills include especially non-linear editing, storyboarding, lighting, composition and framing, audio, project process, etc.

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Contact: Brielle Mayle  bmayle@m.marywood.edu

EDUC Club

DEPARTMENT: Education

Open to all Education majors, Marywood University's EDUC Club is the joining together of the following organizations: PSEA: Pennsylvania State Education Association, KDP: Kappa Delta Pi (Education Honor Society), SCEC: Student Council for Exceptional Children, SPED: Sigma Pi Epsilon Delta (Special Education Honor Society)

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Contact: Ashley Nardone  anardone@m.marywood.edu

English Club

DEPARTMENT: English

The English Club is a community of students interested in the recreational advantages of literature and writing. The club provides an outlet for creative writing, book discussion and opportunities to promote the art of language in the community. Founded with the intention to expand on cultural understanding of literature, the club strides to make English accessible to every and all majors.

Visit Our Facebook Page Advisor: Dr Anges Cardoni  acardoni@maryu.marywood.edu
Contact: Matthew Koberlein  mkoberlein@m.marywood.edu

Health and Physical Education Club

The club is dedicated to promoting health and wellness through a variety of activities and programs. Our mission is to involve the department and all students in an organization that is devoted to improving the health of the members of the Marywood community. The club supports the majors of the Health and Physical Education Department and is open to all students.


Contact: Jon Woytach  jwoytach@m.marywood.edu

Interior Design Club

This is the professional association for those trained to practice interior design. It promotes professionalism and educational programs and brings designers together for the latest exhibits of new products. Upon graduation, active student members become associate (allied) members of the American Society of Interior Design (ASID).


Marywood Chapter of the Association for Music Therapy Students (MARAMTS)

DEPARTMENT: Music Therapy

This club is for Music Therapy majors and people who are interested in the field of music therapy. It is active within the region as well as nationally in the American Music Therapy Association (AMTA). The club and its procedures are modeled after the national and regional chapters. We hold fundraisers, participate in service projects and are active in region-wide MAR-AMTA projects. In addition, we attend Regional Conference every year.

Advisor: Melinda Korte  mkorte@m.marywood.edu

Marywood University Health Professions Society (MUHPS)

Marywood University Health Professions Society does its part to build a spirit of cooperation, a spirit that is becoming ever more necessary in the medical profession, by encouraging the medical professionals of tomorrow to work together today.  The MUHPS supports and encourages the students of Marywood University in their endeavors to enter the health care field as physicians, dentists, podiatrists, optometrists, chiropractors, biotechnologists and researchers.  MUHPS provides network support for students by raising awareness of the current events in healthcare; organizes visits by guest speakers from medical schools, and graduate schools; offers MCAT strategy sessions, mentorship, volunteering programs,  career options, and other special events.

"Help us make this YOUR organization"

Anyone who is interested in the field of medicine can join!

Advisor: Dr. Lisa Antoniacci
Contact: Mackenzie Smith  macsmith@m.marywood.edu

Marywood University Student Art Therapy Association (MUSATA)

MUSATA is composed of graduate and undergraduate art therapy students with the support of the Marywood art therapy faculty. The main purpose of this group is to network, share personal, artistic, educational, and overall professional growth opportunities. This group strives to promote art therapy as a means of life improvement. MUSATA seeks out volunteer opportunities so that its members can gain experience with a variety of populations while lending a helping hand in accordance with Marywood's curricular goal of service learning. 

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Math Club

This organization is open to all students interested in promoting the opportunities and goals of mathematics. The club sponsors a mathematics contest for area high school students, field trips, and attendance at professional meetings.


Contact: Erin MacDuff  emacduff@m.marywood.edu

Music Education Club (NAFME)

DEPARTMENT: Music Education

The Marywood University Music Education Club is a club that is open to anyone who is interested in supporting the field of music education in today's society. Inside this club is the Marywood Chapter of NAFME (The National Association For Music Education) wich is an organization open to only Music Education Majors within this club. Member sof the club support the growth of Music Education on and off campus through a variety of events.

Visit Our Facebook Page Advisor: Sr. Joan McCusker  mccusker@maryu.marywood.edu
Contact: William Titus  wtitus@m.marywood.edu

Music Therapy Association

DEPARTMENTL Music Therapy

This organization provides music therapy majors with opportunities for personal growth and professional leadership. The Music Therapy Club sponsors on-campus workshops, conducts fundraisers to facilitate regional and national conference attendance. The organization holds events to advocate for music therapy to increase awareness on campus, in addition to looking for opportunities to volunteer our time and talents.

Advisor: Anita Gadberry  agadberry@maryu.marywood.edu
Contact: Chris Morrison  cmorrison@m.marywood.edu

Pennsylvania Art Education Association (PAEA)

Founded in 1947, this professional association is dedicated to helping bring quality art education to people of all ages and to strengthen art's place within elementary and secondary schools' curriculum.


Pennsylvania Student Educators Association (PSEA)

DEPARTMENT: Education

Pennsylvania Student Educators Association (PSEA) is a pre-professional association dedicated to advancing leadership skills and professional development among future educators across the Commonwealth.

Advisor: Mrs. Chris Fryer  csfryer@marywood.edu
Contact: Carly Bergstrom  cbergstrom@m.marywood.edu

Physician Assistant Club (MUPASS)

The students of the Marywood University Physician Assistant Student Society (M.U.P.A.S.S.) realize that through formal organization, they can benefit themselves, the program, and the community. In all aspects of its function, this society will pursue integrity, equality, dignity, and competence for the physician assistant as a health practitioner.


Pre-Physician Assistant Society

The Pre-Physician Assistant Society of Marywood University educates members on the roles that physician assistants play in the medical field and helps them prepare for their roles in healthcare. Volunteer opportunities are available on campus and in the surrounding community.

Visit Our Facebook Page Advisor: Dr. Lori Swanchak  swanchak@maryu.marywood.edu
Contact: Jeanne Russo  jerusso@m.marywood.edu

Psychology Club

DEPARTMENT: Psychology

This organization is open to all students interested in furthering their understanding of human behavior. Activities include field trips, attendance at professional conferences, social activities, community service projects, a Christmas party, spring picnic, and the annual Psychology Fair.

Visit Our Facebook Page Advisor: Dr Dattel  adattel@marywood.edu
Contact: Sarah Demjanick  sdemjanick@m.marywood.edu

Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA)

The Marywood Chapter of PRSSA offers practical experience, intercollegiate competition, and networking with public relations professionals through conferences and PRSSA-assisted programs. It encompasses campus, corporate, institutional, and community service projects.

Visit Our Facebook Page Advisor: Catherine Bolton
Contact: Caitlyn Custer  ccuster@m.marywood.edu

Speech and Hearing Club

This student-run club is an active part of the Communication Sciences and Disorders Department, and is in affiliation with the National Student Speech Language Hearing Association (NSSHLA), a professional membership association for students (undergraduate, graduate, doctoral - full and part-time) enrolled in a communication sciences program or related major.

Advisor: Ms. Andrea Novak  novak@marywood.edu
Contact: Laura Drake  ldrake@m.marywood.edu

Student Council for Exceptional Children (SCEC)

The purpose of CEC is to instill in its members a dedication to challenged persons, through participation in voluntary service programs, and to help students develop professional attitudes and good interpersonal relationships. Members work toward providing leadership as future teachers committed to the education and advocacy for children, youth, and adults with mental and physical challenges. Members participate in state and national conferences and organize local activities.

Visit Our Facebook Page Advisor: Dr. Michelle Gonzalez  mgonzalez@marywood.edu
Contact: Jared Yanniello  jyanniello@m.marywood.edu

Student Nurse Association of Marywood University (SNAM)

DEPARTMENT: Nursing

The student-run Nursing Club sponsors activities in the community, fosters collaboration with healthcare professionals, and promotes the development of leadership skills.

The purpouse of the club is to:

- Organize, represent, educate, and mentor its members

- Convey the standards and ethics of the nursing profession

- Advocate for high quality health care

- Develop nursing students who are prepared to lead the profession into the future

Visit Our Facebook Page Advisor: Theresa Tulaney  ttulaney@marywood.edu
Contact: Abdul Azizi  awazizi@m.marywood.edu

The History Society

The purpose of this organization is to promote and satisfy, among students, an interest in History and the Social Sciences.

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Undergraduate Student Government Association

The mission of the Undergraduate Student Government Association of Marywood University represents the united voice of the undergraduate student body and provides programs and activities, which support the University's goal of enabling students to live responsibly in an interdependent world. As elected student representatives, the Undergraduate Student Government Association strives to strengthen existing bonds between students, faculty, staff, and administration and to enrich the University's tradition of excellence in academic and student life.


World Language Club


Contact: Katlyn Beaton  kbeaton@m.marywood.edu