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Clubs & Organizations

Salem College offers a wide range of organizations, clubs and student run groups, developed to enhance student life throughout your matriculating years. If your would like to learn more about any of the following clubs or organizations, please click here for more information or to request contact from an organization or club member.

Salem College clubs and organizations provide students with the opportunity for personal growth in professional leadership and service. These groups also allow students to pursue interests in politics, activism, event planning, and the performing arts.

For more information on the below clubs and organizations, email activities@salem.edu .

Ambassadors

"Ambassadors" is a student organization affiliated with the institutional advancement office. Members of the organization serve as hostesses for alumnae gatherings on campus throughout the year, attend alumnae meetings off campus, and help organize the annual phonathon. Upperclass students are selected for this organization each spring semester.

Creating Hope in Cancer Survival (C.H.I.C.S.)

C.H.I.C.S. members are dedicated to educating the Salem campus community about the nature of cancer and ways to prevent it. They provide a support group for those who are dealing with cancer as well as activities and projects that provide a service to Salem College and the greater community of Winston-Salem. The group is a sponsor of Winston-Salem’s annual “Race for the Cure”, a walk/run that begins in Old Salem which raises money for breast cancer research.

Fleer Leadership Council

The Fleer Leadership Council is comprised or Fleer student representatives interested in working on behalf of the Fleer student population. The Council meets monthly. All Fleer students are welcome to attend. See the Fleer Leadership Council page for more information.

Fremdendienerin

Fremdendienerin is a German word meaning "one who serves strangers.” This organization, sponsored by the Office of Admissions, supports the interests of prospective students by giving campus tours, hosting overnight visits, and presenting at admissions panels. Students are selected in the spring semester.

Habitat for Humanity International

Habitat for Humanity International is an organization that, in partnership with the local Forsyth County Affiliate, is committed to helping provide homes to people in need. The activities involve building "blitz" projects, blitz preparation, fundraising, and educating Salem and the surrounding communities about affordable housing. Building trips are also a possibility for all those interested.

Order of the Scorpion

The Order of the Scorpion serves the College through projects which promote campus unity and seek to preserve the "spirit of Salem." The membership is composed of upperclass students who are selected by members of the order.

Rotaract

Rotaract is an international organization of service clubs for college students that fosters leadership and professional development, encourages high ethical standards in business and promotes international understanding and peace. The Salem College chapter works closely with the Winston-Salem Rotary Club. Visit the Rotaract page at Rotaract.

Salem Leadership Connection (SLC)

The Salem Leadership Connection is a community outreach program that provides college access information to students in our local community who would be the first in their families to go to college or who come from underrepresented backgrounds. Salem students interested in this initiative train through an intensive process and speak with students in middle schools and high schools about how to be successful when they apply to college and once they matriculate.

Student Government Association (SGA)

The Student Government Association is the means by which Salem students govern themselves and uphold Salem values such as conduct, unity, individual responsibility and adherence to the Salem College honor tradition. Membership is open to all traditional-age students. Non-traditional age students may be involved as non-voting members. Student organizations within SGA include: Honor Council, Legislative Board, and the Executive Board.

Black Americans Demonstrating Unity (BADU)

BADU is a group formed to provide support (academic, social, moral, etc.) for students who are African- American. BADU also sponsors cultural events and activities implemented through unity, hoping to continuously bridge the gap between traditional and nontraditional students, as well as other cultural clubs on campus.

El Cambio

El Cambio is a grassroots organization committed to the rights of immigrants and minorities in North Carolina. Salem’s chapter seeks to uphold the values of education, justice and equality for all people.

Helping Organize Latino Americans(HOLA)

HOLA's mission is to celebrate with and educate the Salem community about Hispanic culture while providing a support group for Latina Salem students. We also strive to sponsor meaningful activities and service projects to benefit Salem College and the Hispanic community of the Winston-Salem area.

International Club

The International Club fosters the interests of Salem students in international affairs, foreign culture, and study abroad. It recognizes the contributions of international students to the Salem community and provides cultural and academic events of an international nature. The group hosts an annual dinner/dance to celebrate International culture.

Onua

Onua is a multicultural organization on campus, open to all students, that fosters awareness. The members are concerned with promoting diversity and multicultural awareness, acting as a support group for all students, and sponsoring activities and projects that give service to Salem College and the community.

CHANGE

A chapter organization of CHANGE, Salem College CHANGE is dedicated to empowering Salem students to change the world through grassroots organizing, both on campus, in partnerships with local college youth and throughout Forsyth County. Salem College CHANGE will organize students around campus issues. The chapter also will partner with emerging. CHANGE chapters at local colleges, mobilizing college-aged youth to organize around local issues impacting them. Membership is open to all Salem College students (traditional and Fleer). Members will be required to pay annual dues of $10.

ECO

ECO is an organization to inform the Salem community about environmental issues and to inspire positive change through the dedication to projects that protect the environment and increase sustainability, including a campus-wide recycling program. Any Salem College student who is concerned about our environment may join.

Feminist Majority Leadership Alliance (FMLA)

FMLA is a non-sectarian, non-partisan organization affiliated with the Feminist Majority Foundation. The purpose of the FMLA is to study and take action on national, state, local and campus feminist issues and concerns; to educate the College community about feminist issues and to create an open and candid space for feminist dialog and experience.

Open Up

Open Up is the gay/straight alliance at Salem College. Its purpose is to educate members of the Salem community on the topic of sexuality and its effects on people in our everyday society. Open Up is a forum for the exchange of ideas, views, perceptions and opinions. It provides a safe space for students to share these feelings and experiences without fear of harassment or ridicule. All faculty, staff and students are invited to be a part of Open Up.

Student Activist Movement (SAM)

SAM is a group that strives to empower other students to be involved in activism both at Salem and in the community.

Stop Child Trafficking Now (SCT Now)

SCT Now is a service organization dedicated to raising awareness about the injustice of child trafficking globally and domestically in the United States. Students take action through community education, fundraising and event coordinating.

Archways

The Archways is a student-led a cappella group which performs music from a medley of musical genres. The group is open to students from all classes, and auditions are held once each year.

Ghost Ryders Step Team

The Ghost Ryders' mission is to strengthen and sustain Salem sisterhood through the power of step. By coming together as sisters, creating something new, and thanking God for our strength, we promote the pillars of Salem, its history and its cultural diversity. As sisters we STEP with a united purpose to expose creativity and expression through performance quality and empowerment of ourselves as individuals and growth as women.

InterVarsity Gospel Choir

The Gospel Choir is a student-directed choral group which performs various kinds of music for civic groups, volunteer organizations in the Winston-Salem area, campus events, and two annual concerts. Vocalists are selected after fall auditions at which musical ability, vocal blend, stage presence, and commitment are emphasized.

The Pierrette Players

The Pierrette Players is the Salem College drama group. The club seeks to develop an appreciation for drama while also teaching the essentials of acting and production techniques. Two major productions are given each year.

Salem Art Society

The Salem Art Society is a student organization dedicated to supporting student imagination and creativity, as well as promoting student artists. This is achieved through student art shows and educational opportunities within the arts. The club’s aim is to be exceptionally inclusive by attempting to schedule meetings and events to be convenient for Fleer and non-residential students.

Salem College Choirs

The Salem College Choirs, sponsored by the School of Music, foster and stimulate interest in the vocal arts. Programs include entertainment for special events on campus such as the Christmas Candle Service and for Winston-Salem civic organizations and conventions. Auditions are held annually in the fall semester.

Salem College Contra Collaborators

The purpose of this club is to connect students to one another and to members of the greater Winston-Salem community through contra dance and to sponsor events made possible by the hard work and generous efforts of people coming together.

Salem College Dance Company

Salem's modern dance society seeks to develop an appreciation of modern dance, to develop skills and creative ability, and to plan, choreograph, and present concerts. New members are selected through auditions each fall.

Salem Accounting Club

The Mission of Salem Accounting Club is to promote the understanding and broaden the appreciation of the accounting profession. The Club accomplishes this goal by creating leadership opportunities (club officers), organizing events for professional guest speakers to talk about careers in accounting, networking and assisting in internships and mock interviews, volunteerism (VITA), preparing the members for their future careers in Accounting, and creating a sense of community for the members within the larger community of Salem College. Membership is available to those students currently enrolled at Salem College who wish to gain a better understanding of accounting. This includes all accounting majors, business majors, and others who have taken at least two accounting courses. Visit the Salem Accounting Club's Page for more information.

American Society of Interior Design (ASID)

ASID offers students the opportunity to become more prepared in the field of interior design through professional interaction and insightful programs. Students attend monthly meetings for speakers, field trips, and current updates and work towards the bi-annual newsletter and fund-raisers.​

Alpha Epsilon Delta

Alpha Epsilon Delta is the only national honor society for premedical students. Alpha Epsilon Delta has a purpose to function as both an honor society and service organization. The Salem College Premedical Honor Society chapter of Alpha Epsilon Delta intends to encourage and recognize excellence in premedical scholarship; to stimulate an appreciation of the importance of premedical education; and through its service component, benefit the entire healthcare community. Membership is open to students with a 3.0 grade point average as well as Salem alumnae.​

Alpha Lambda Delta

Alpha Lambda Delta is a first-year honor society. Its purpose is to promote intelligent living and high standard of learning and to encourage superior academic achievement. A first-year student must have a quality grade point average of at least 3.5 and must take a full academic load to be admitted to ALD. Students are initiated at the beginning of the fall and spring terms.​

Alpha Psi Omega

Alpha Psi Omega is a national honorary dramatic fraternity that offers membership to those students who achieve a high standard of work in dramatics. The organization meets at least twice each term and initiation and induction occurs once a year. Students who have completed at least 60 hours on stage and crew work are eligible for membership into the society.​

Beta Beta Beta

Beta Beta Beta is the national biological honor society that emphasizes the stimulation of scholarship, dissemination of scientific knowledge, and promotion of biological research. Regular members of the Beta Alpha Chapter must be biology majors of junior standing or above, possess a 3.0 average in all Biology courses and a 2.67 overall average. Associate members must exhibit a strong interest in science and a 2.67 overall average.​

Johann Comenius Chapter of the Student National Education Association (SNEA)

The SNEA is an organization for students who are planning to pursue education as a career. Programs include discussions and speakers on special topics of interest to educators such as the career ladder and interviewing. The programs are planned with the interest and needs of the members involved. Student teachers are required to be members of SNEA.​

Kappa Delta Pi

Kappa Delta Pi is an international honor society in education that is dedicated to scholarship and excellence. The community of scholars is dedicated to scholarship and excellence in education, the development and dissemination of educational ideas and practices, the continuous growth and leadership of members, the inquiry and reflection on educational issues.​

Lambda Pi Eta

Lambda Pi Eta is the national honor society for communication majors. Membership is open to juniors and seniors with outstanding achievement in communication studies.​

Marshals

The marshals are selected from the rising junior class by academic standing, and they then elect the Chief Marshal. To be a marshal, a student must be full-time and in attendance for at least the second semester of the year of appointment. The marshals assist at assemblies, concerts, graduation, SGA meetings, and other college programs. They have various duties such as handing out programs, planning seating arrangements, leading processions, and creating a good atmosphere on campus. In addition, the marshals are responsible for seeing that correct assembly behavior is maintained.​

Mortar Board

The Arete Chapter of Mortar Board is an honor society for senior women who have demonstrated ability and achievement in scholarship, leadership, and service to the College and community. Mortar Board works to contribute to humanity in College and community life. Members are tapped for the society at the end of their junior year.

Omicron Delta Epsilon

Omicron Delta Epsilon is an international honor society that encourages and recognizes academic excellence in economics. Students are required to have a 3.0 overall GPA and a 3.0 average in at least four economics classes. ODE is committed to advancing the field of economics through dialogue and academic exchange both on and off campus.

Salem Pre-Law Society

The Salem Pre-Law Society is a student led organization that promotes interest in Pre-Law Society events and fosters enlightenment in different areas of the law practice. Our events have incorporated Elon, Appalachian and Wake Forest University law school admission information. Each semester a group of esteemed attorneys from the Young Lawyer Division visit Salem for a Q&A session about their legal careers as well as the LSAT, law school and law school experiences. For information on activities and membership contact the Pre-Law Society at: salemprelawsociety@salem.edu.

Programming

Campus Activities Board (CAB)

The Campus Activities Board is responsible for sponsoring diverse social and entertainment programs both on and off campus. These programs include parties, special events, dances and mystery trips. Dances include Fall Lawn Party, Semi-Formal, Formal and Spring Cocktail. Elected students form the CAB Executive Board.

Off Campus Association (OCA)

The Off Campus Association (OCA) is an organization for traditional age off campus students. The purpose of this organization is to create an awareness of the activities and opportunities available to students who live off campus and to encourage their participation in the life of the College.

Political

College Democrats

The Salem College Democrats Club is affiliated with the North Carolina Federation of College Democrats. The Federation is a division of the Young North Carolina Democrats and offers many of the same opportunities. Students involved with this club participate actively in Democratic politics on and off campus. Locally, statewide and nationally, students help with campaigns, sponsor speakers, and attend rallies and conferences. On a campus level, the College Democrats sponsor activities and events to encourage education and student participation in politics.

College Republicans

The Salem College Republican Club, a member of the North Carolina Federation of College Republicans, offers each student the chance for practical work and experience in the American political system. Members work for Republican candidates on all levels and also have the opportunity to meet with other College Republican clubs for rallies, workshops, mixers, and lectures and to attend the statewide College Republican conventions.

Young Americans For Liberty

The Salem College Young Americans for Liberty is an organization which supports the ideas of economic freedom to provide for one's life, social freedom to choose how to lead one's life, and intellectual and academic freedom to enrich one’s life. The Salem chapter works closely with national Libertarian Party.

Student Publications

Incunabula

Incunabula is the arts magazine of the Salem College community and consists of creative works (arts, music, prose, poetry, and photography) submitted by Salem students, alumnae, faculty, and special guests. The staff members gather submissions, proofread, and edit the magazine. New staff members are welcomed each year.

The Salemite

The Salemite, has been serving the Salem community since 1920. It originated as the campus newspaper and was recently transferred to a WordPress blog in 2010 at thesalemite.wordpress.com. In keeping with Salem's tradition of open and thorough communications, The Salemite keeps the campus informed of events both within and beyond the Square. Some opportunities available to staff members include writing articles, selling advertisements, drawing graphics, taking pictures, and working on the layout of the paper. The Salemite accepts articles written by any Salem student. To submit an article or request a staff application, email thesalemite@gmail.com.

Sights and Insights

Sights & Insights is Salem's yearbook. It includes the major events of the year. Students are needed for photography, artwork, design layout, and to sell advertising.

Club Sports

Cheerleading

Salem College cheerleading team members are dedicated to providing positive support for the athletic teams, participate in various fundraising events and volunteer for organizations as appropriate to support the team and the Salem community. The cheerleaders work hard to improve recognition, respect and loyalty to Salem College, promote fan and student morale and excitement appropriate to support the team and the Salem community.