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Active Minds

Active Minds is the only organization working to utilize the student voice to change the conversation about mental health on college campuses. By developing and supporting chapters of a student-run mental health awareness, education, and advocacy group on campuses, the organization works to increase students' awareness of mental health issues, provide information and resources regarding mental health and mental illness, encourage students to seek help as soon as it is needed, and serve as liaison between students and the mental health community. Through campus-wide events and national programs, Active Minds aims to remove the stigma that surrounds mental health issues, and create a comfortable environment for an open conversation about mental health issues on campuses throughout North America. (

Ally Club

This club provides a safe forum for GLBTQ (gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgendered, questioning) or straight populations. It is open to undergraduate and graduate students, faculty, staff, and alumni. The club also provides education about the GLBTQ population and relevant issues concerning this population to the student body and community at large. Social events and activities are sponsored throughout the school year.

Anime and Japanese Club

The Anime and Japanese Culture Club is an interactive club that allows students to experience Japanese culture, and Japanese animation (anime) in particular. Some examples of activities are watching anime, cooking Japanese food, sharing and discussing Japanese music, playing Japanese Video Games, etc. The club also goes on field trips to anime conventions, and to other Japanese culture or anime related events and hosts events on campus such as karaoke competitions and Japanese or anime related movie screenings.

Autism Speaks

Autism Speaks U Marywood University is an official chapter of the national organization Autism Speaks. Members of Autism Speaks plan fundraisers to help fund research and other programs to benefit autistic individuals and their families. We also hold fundraising events on campus while learning about ways to improve the lives of those on the spectrum. Any questions, please contact Lauren Olsen.

Book Club

Dive Into Books! Book Club helps encourage Marywood Students to read books and have discussions about them. Let your imagination go wild! While reading books we strive to impact the community by collecting reading materials for those who do not have access to reading supplements.

Chess Club

The mission of the Chess club is to provide a way for students to play chess, teach basic rules and tactics and to compete in various chess tournaments.


The CMYKlub at Marywood University aims at providing students with a place to share ideas on artistic design in a modern world. The club works collectively to expand knowledge in realms of color, shape, line, composition, typography, photo manipulation, advertisement, and other various areas of design. The club also prepares students for entry-level work and aids them in portfolio layouts, social networking, gallery work, clientele and other company related agencies.

College Democrats

Marywood University College Democrats is an organization of similar minded students that generally support the platform of the Democratic Party of the United States. Our group serves to increase political awareness and activism on campus, regardless of party or beliefs. All students are welcome to attend meetings, even if they disagree as political discussion and cooperation are paramount in the progress of our nation. As members, students will have the option of coordinating with local, state and national political campaigns by canvassing, phone banking, and registering voters in the local community. Political internship opportunities are also available to those that are interested.

College Republicans

"God, Our Country, Our Family." We welcome all to join us as we discuss American values and our society. If you love politics and have conservative views this club is for you!

Diversity United

Diversity United encourages social diversity on and off campus. The club strives to inform and promote an understanding of cultures around the world and within the United States itself. By working closely with the community at large, the club hopes to bring people of all walks of life closer together and create a sense of unity in our interdependent world.

Gamer's Association

Marywood Gamer's Association is the club where gaming comes alive! Students get to meet others and come to enjoy many different styles of gaming! Come One, Come All!

Improv Beyond

Improv Beyond is the one and only improvisational group at Marywood! Open to all students, we play short and long form games. Meet ups are once a week and we have one large performance each semester! We have also performed at the Vintage Theatre and events around campus!

International Club

This club promotes the educational interests of all students, especially international students, study abroad students, and minority students. Its main goal is to provide a more visible and viable ethnic community and exchange. This group is involved in projects that facilitate sharing among different cultures. Membership is open to all students.

La Raza L.I.F.E. (Latinos in Full Effect)

The purpose of this organization is to promote awareness and expand knowledge of various Hispanic cultures, while also servicing the local Hispanic community, the Marywood community, and the population at large.

Marywood Activists for Compassionate Choices (MACC)

The purpose of this club is to promote advocacy towards various animal welfare issues, promote vegan and vegetarian interests on campus, organize educational and informational events, and provide resources on campus

Marywood Aviators

The purpose of the Marywood Aviators is to provide pilots and other aviation enthusiasts with more knowledge of the industry.

Marywood Dance Ensemble

Open to all dance minors as well as any other University student interested in dance. There is a dance concert every year, alternating a professional guest performance with a student/guest performance.

Marywood Players

Marywood Players,  are the only offical student-run theatere club on campus. Students have opportunities to go before the footlights and behind the scenes in faculty-directed major productions, as well as student-directed workshops and productions. Any and all aspects of theater production are explored! We are known for fundraising, service projects, informal and formal performances, trips, and fun get togethers!

If you are an actor, technician, or theater enthusiest this is the club for you! Visit the webpage for our honor society, Alpha Osi Omega.

National Art Education Association (NAEA)

NAEA is dedicated to giving students greater insight and perspective on teaching methods and contemporary concepts of art education. They sponsor service projects, including speakers, symposia, and exhibitions. Membership is open to all art students and faculty.

Net Impact (Undergraduate)

Net Impact inspires a new generation to use their careers to tackle the world's toughest social and envornmental problems. We empower students and professional leaders to act locally through our vibrant chapter network, and global connections. As Marywood's local chapter we work hard to make an Imact in the Greater Scranton Area while promoting business skills!

Net Impact NEPA (Graduate)

Net Impact NEPA, is an official Marywood University Club and affiliate of Net Impact. They host monthly themed mixers, and forums on current issues in business, innovation, and entrepreneurship.

Peers on Wellness

The purpose of this organization is to increase awareness and participation in the following six wellness dimensions: social, physical, intellectual, cultural, emotional, and spiritual. The wellness peer educators present educational workshops and programs, distribute monthly newsletters that address health and wellness-related issues, and observe and coordinate activities during various nationally recognized awareness weeks, i.e. National Collegiate Alcohol Awareness Week.

Politically Active Students Unite (PASU)

The purpose of the organization shall be to spread the message of bi-partisanship and iner-party cooperation by organizing students to assist in political education and outreach. This organization shall be open to anyone with an interest in politics and student political activism.

Saudi Student Club

The Saudi Student club at Marywood University is here to help and support the Saudi students, their families and the community. Also, sharing Saudi Arabian culture and customs and tradition with American students and international students.

To be added to our email list CLICK HERE

Arabic City Resource Guide HERE

Socratic Society

The purpose of this organization is to contemplate the meaningful dilemmas of modern society. Members engage in group discussion concerning various group-chosen topics, seek enrichment through the exploration of philosophical quandaries, and perform other related activities in the spirit of philosophy.

Student Alumni Association (SAA)

The mission of the Student Alumni Association is to join the students of today, yesterday and tomorrow through contact and experience by University events, projects, and programs. The Student Alumni Association will also help students contact Alumni to assist in the advancement of their desired profession or postgraduate school. The Student Alumni Association will also be responsible for developing students to be effective and future Alumni leaders so they can assist in guiding students as they were once guided.

Student Veteran Alliance (SVA)

Student Veteran Alliance is a club for all Marywood students. The club informs others of military culture while having fun and giving back to the community!

Students Organized to Uphold Life (SOUL)

Students Organized to Uphold Life is an organization formed by students who come together to respect all forms of life, at all stages. Members of the club meet two times a month to discuss topics concerning life issues and how the sacredness of life is jeopardized through the acts of abortion, euthanasia, capitol punishment, etc. We also raise awareness of these issues and usually attend the March for Life in Washington D.C.

Volunteers in Action (VIA)

Volunteers in Action (VIA) is a club for students interested in community and on-campus service projects. Students have the opportunity to gather with others who have similar interests, to learn about and sign up for service opportunities, and to assist with planning events sponsored by the club. Everyone is welcome to attend. Meetings are scheduled every other Monday throughout the academic year.