Registered Student Organizations - Organizational Description

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Organization Listing by Category



American Society of Mechanical Engineers- Advances and promotes the practice of mechanical engineering at UA Fort Smith and the surrounding community.

Advisor: Dr. Silke Spiesshoefer  Email:


Biology Club- Allows biology majors to explore later careers in the field of biology through conservation efforts, speakers, and field trips.

Advisor: Amy Skypala  Email:


Chemistry Club - help students explore the world of chemistry.

Advisor: Paula Abbot  Email:


Collegiate Middle Level Association- Provides an organized source of information that advances middle level teacher preparation.

Advisor: Lois Yocum

Advisor: Donna Scoggins  Email:

College of Business Student Leadership Council - To take a leadership role in activities recognizing the achievements of business students and promoting the College of Business 

Criminal Justice Club - help students explore the world of criminal justice.

Advisor: Tony Pearn  Email:


Future Educators Professional Association - Prepares students for a career in the teaching profession.

Advisor: Sara Davis  Email:

 Advisor: Jane Barnhill 


Geology Club -  to improve appreciation and basic understanding of geology and the physical sciences.

Advisor: Dave Mayo  Email:


Graphic Deisgn Association - The GDA at UAFS is open to any UAFS student interested in promoting the industry of graphic design regionally and nationally.

Advisor: Colin McLain  Email: 


History Club - To provide an organized way for students and teachers of history to meet and interact in an academic atmosphere.

Advisor: Steven Kite  Email:


Math Club- promotes mathematics on campus and in the community.

Advisor:  Jeanine Myers  Email:


The National Association for Music Education (NAFME) at UAFS- to have the opportunity to enjoy NAFME Collegiate membership, to share its responsibilities, and to increase interest, knowledge, and productivity in all areas of music education.

Advisor: Dr. Scott Tomlison  Email: 


NUMediA - to enhance the development of college and university students in electronic media by promoting excellence in Media Communication by providing opportunities for ethical and responsible leadership, and assisting in career preparation. 

Advisor: Dr. Susan Simkowski  Email:


Phi Beta Lambda - Primarily a business organization, but open to all majors. Members participate in community service projects, fundraisers, and campus events while developing leadership skills.

Advisor: Ahmad Rahal  Email:


Psychology Club - Provides psychology majors and other interested students an opportunity to exchange ideas and network within the field.

Advisor: Dr. James Benjamin  Email:


Radiography Student Association - The voice for students currently enrolled in the radiology technology course.

Advisor: Angie Elmore  Email: 


SkillsUSA- Prepares students for leadership in the working world. Students learn to manage time, communicate effectively, and work as a team while gaining the knowledge needed to pursue future education and work experience.

Advisor: Savanna Knight  Email:

Social Work Student Network - To encourage community involvement, expose students to the Social Work Profession, Network with area Social Work professionals, and encourage educational growth through Social Work related activities.

Advisor: Martin McDonell Email:

Society of Women Engineers (SWE) - SWE gives women engineers a unique place and voice within engineering. Our organization is centered around a passion for our members' success and continues to evolve with the challenges and opportunities reflected in today's exciting engineering and technology specialties.

Advisor: Dr. Silke Spiesshoefer  Email:


Student Nurses Association - Focuses on membership, education, community service, service to the University, and health promotion activities of the surrounding community.

Advisor: Brenda Moore  Email:


Student Animators

Advisor: Heath Cady  Email:


Student Drafters Association- to help further educate CAST students on CAD software and help them achieve their personal goals.

Advisor: Derek Goodson Email:


Students Helping Students Succeed - The purpose of this organization is to promote and serve the participants in the Student Support Services federal grant program, be available to mentor new and current students in the grant program, educate the UAFS community about the needs of these students, and promote and encourage academic excellence.

Advisor: Brittany Slamons  Email: 


Surgical Technology Student Association - Advocate for Surgical Technology students to enhance the role of the student, the health of the public in its medical community, and education environments through action and service.

Advisor:  Ashley Dill  Email:  

Advisor: Dr. Sydney Fulbright  Email: 




Applause - Enhances students' appreciation of the creative arts through hands-on experience with the annual publication of the creative arts magazine.

Advisor: Carol Westcamp  Email:  

Advisor: Dr. Christian Anton Gerard  Email: 


Astral Fantasy Ink Productions - Showing expression through fiction, fantasy, science fiction, and anime.

Advisor:  Jim Wollschied  Email: 


Coalition of Studio Artists - To promote awareness and support for the cultural, aesthetic and economic value of women in the arts through lectures, workshops, films, trips to galleries and museums, and a bi-annual art show

Advisor: Don Lee  Email:


Drama Club - To provide both students and the community the opportunities for education in and appreciation of the theatre discipline in all forms.

Advisor: Bob Stevenson  Email:


Kappa Kappa Psi - to uphold the ideals and practices of Kappa Kappa Psi as set forth in national publications and to apply these ideals in practices in support of the University of Arkansas—Fort Smith Band Program.

Advisor: Jack Jackson  Email:


Percussion Club - to have a better understanding and appreciation of the world of percussion in all of its forms through instruction, concerts, travel and guests. Kappa Kappa Psi- Serves and promotes the existence and welfare of the UA Fort Smith band.

Advisor: Dr. Alex Zacharella  Email:


Woodwinds Club - an honorary organization for the Art of Woodwind Performance at the University of Arkansas – Fort Smith.

Advisor: Dr. Andrew DeBoer  Email:


African Students Association - The main purpose of the African Students Association is to educate our university, communities and society about the aspects of African cultures.

Advisor: Williams Yamkam


Black Students Association - a forum for the dissemination and collaboration of information pertinent to minority students of UA Fort Smith.

Advisor: Leroy Cox  Email: 


Cultural Network - Organization for cultural and language exchange. 

Advisors: Ann-Gee Lee

              Dr. Jaeyoon Park  Email:


French Club - to bring attention to and share French culture as well as to bring more attention to the French program at UAFS

Advisor: Mary Sobhani Email:


GaNaDaLa Korean Organization - educating the university, communities, and society about the aspects of the Korean culture to promote higher education to the younger generations.

Advisor: Linda Thao  Email:


Hmong Student Organization - to educate our university, communities, and society about the aspects of the Hmong culture and to promote higher education to the younger generations.

Advisor: Linda Thao  Email:


International Leadership Council - educating our university, communities, and society about the aspects of global cultures and to promote higher education to younger generations.

Advisor: Linda Thao Email:


Japan Club- The focus of this organization is share interests of Japanese culture, to experience and to introduce Japanese culture to people on campus and in the community.

Advisor: Linda Thao  Email: 


Native American Student Association - to provide current and accurate information about native american cultures.

Advisor: Kevin Lewelling  Email:


PRIDE at UAFS - Promotion of self-identiy within each individual. Communicate and encourage the acceptance of all minorities. Dicourage discrimination. Dissolve predjudices. Encourage open minds. Reach those in need.

Advisor: Lory Conrad  Email:


Spanish Club - The purpose of the UAFS Spanish Club Organization shall be to advocate Spanish language and culture, to provide a safe enviornment for learning, to promote current and future Spanish students, to raise awareness of the presence of the Latino population, and to benefit the community with outreach activities.

Advisor: Ana Maria Romo Blas  Email:


Vietnamese Students Association - Introduces the Vietnamese culture and language to UA Fort Smith by hosting activities where students can learn about the Vietnamese culture.

Advisor: JaeYoon Park  Email:

Fraternity and Sorority Life

Alpha Omicron Pi - promotes the values of simplicity, integrity, circumspection, tolerance, generosity, personal dignity, and love. These values enable women to go into the world with character and confidence, offering friendship and opportunities throughout a lifetime.

Advisor: Jewels Howard  Email:


Delta Gamma - The purpose of Delta Gamma is to foster high ideals of friendship among women, to promote cultural and educational interests, to create a true sense of social responsibility, and develop the best of character.

Advisor: Meagan Bowling  Email: 


Gamma Eta - The purpose of Gamma Eta is to promote leadership, unity, sisterhood, strength, service, and diversity to women of different ethnic and racial backgrounds.

Advisor: Jeanine Myers Email:


Gamma Phi Beta - Gamma Phi Beta is an organization consisting of a group of girls who strive for academic success, upholding the highest type of womanhood, philanthropy, sisterhood and support of UA Fort Smith.

Advisor:  Penny Pendleton  Email:

Advisor: Brittany Slamons  Email: 


Interfraternal Council- IFC is an umbrella organization that is used to promote fraternalism and brotherhood at the university.

Advisor: Dave Stevens  Email: 


Kappa Alpha Order - The Kappa Alpha Order chapter at University of Arkansas - Fort Smith seeks to help support and serve the University and local community, while giving a lifetime experience to its members and teaching them lessons of duty, honor, academics, and chivalry all in reverence to God and His women.

Advisor: Jordan Hale  Email:


Kappa Sigma Fraternity - Kappa Sigma's purpose is to build better men through four pillars: Fellowship, Leadership, Scholarship and Service.

Advisor:  Dr. Suzanne Horne  Email:


Panhellenic Council -  This organization is the governing body that works with our campus sororities.

Advisor: Dave Stevens  Email:  


Pi Kappa Phi - to promulgate and exemplify the ideals and goal of the fraternity.

Advisor: Jim O'Hern  Email: jim.o'


Sigma Nu - The purpose of Sigma Nu is to excel in all areas of student life, while making an everlasting impression and setting the standards for fraternal life on campus and for growth of Greek Life at UA Fort Smith.

Advisor:  Larry Faulk  Email: 

Honor Society

Alpha Epsilon Delta - To encourage excellence in scholarship, to stimulate an appreciation of the importance of health preprofessional education, to promote cooperation and contact between professional and preprofessional students and educators, to bind together with students with similar interest, and to use its knowledge for the benefit of health organizations, charities, and the community. 

Advisor:  Dave Pritchett  Email:


Alpha Lambda Delta - is an honor society for students during their first year or term of higher education.

Advisor:  Dr. Jim Belcher  Email:


Beta Gamma Sigma - to encourage and reward scholarship and accomplishment among students of business and administration, to promote the advancement of education in the art and science of business, and to foster integrity in the conduct of business operations.

Advisor: Dr. Latisha Settlage  Email: 


Beta Alpha Psi - The objective of Beta Alpha Psi is to encourage and give recognition to scholastic and professional excellence in the business. 

Advisor: Tom Hayes  Email: 


Kappa Delta Pi - Encourages high professional, intellectual, and personal standards to recognize outstanding contributions to education in the College of Education.

Advisor: Deebe Milford  Email:  

Advisor: Ginger Osburn  Email:


National Society of Leadership and Success - assisting college students in creating the lives they desire, by helping students discover what they truly want to do, by giving them the support and tools to achieve their goals, in order to build leaders who make a better world – The National Society of Leadership and Success, Sigma Alpha Pi has been founded.

Advisor: Earlene Washburn  Email:


Pinnacle Honor Society - is an honor society for Non-Traditional Students.

Advisor: Jennifer Holland  Email:


Salute Honor Society - an honor society which recognizes the outstanding academic achievement of our Veteran students.

Advisor: Dawn Webster  Email: 


Sigma Tau Delta - Encourages excellence in the study of English and in the composition of original works, and promotes a sense of fellowship among those who display excellence in the study of English.

Advisor:  Bret Bowers  Email:


Spire - is a national honor society tha recognizes the outstanding contributions and accomplishments of non-traditional aged students who have maintained at least a 3.0 grade point average.

Advisor:  Jennifer Holland  Email: 


Tri-Beta- this is an honors and professional society for students of the biological sciences. Activities are designed to stimulate interest, scholarly attainment, and investigation in the biological sciences and to promote the dissemination of information and new interpretations among students.

Advisor: Dr. Amy Skypala  Email: 


American Political Leaders - The purpose of this organization is to increase student involvement with the political process, raise awareness and activism in the community, better our community through the political process and provide volunteer hours to help our community.

Advisor: Dr. Eric Baker  Email:

Young Democrats - to work within the University of Arkansas-Fort Smith campus and community to promote those components that are essential in society; to promote engagement and interest in the political process; to seek to provide a voice toward change in the world we live in.

Advisor: Susan Simkowski Email:


Baha'i Club - Promote unity among all religious communities on campus, provide a safe place to enjoy unity in diversity, to discover and learn from the various religious traditions represented in the UAFS student body, and to raise awareness that "the earth is but one country and mankind its citizens."

Advisor: Dr. Mary A. Sobhani  Email:


Baptist Collegiate Ministry- Enables collegians and collegiate groups to experience God and fulfill His purposes through evangelism, missions, church involvement, and discipleship.

Advisor: John Martini  Email: 


Catholic Campus Ministries - Helps students relate properly to faith during college, and promotes spiritual and moral growth of the individual student that complements the values and teachings of the Roman Catholic Church.


Chi Alpha - Promotes the spiritual life of students by providing opportunities for worship, fellowship, discipleship, and witness.

Advisor: Loree Crawford  Email: 


Christ on Campus- Enhances the spiritual life of the University community and the organization's members, and presents claims of Christ to the University community.

Advisor: Clint Brooks  Email:


Cru - To be a resource to students who would NOT identify themselves as Christians but who are interested in exploring the life and message of Jesus and 2) To train and equip existing Christian students to be spiritual leaders. This happens through one-on-one mentoring relationships, small group studies, and larger conferences and retreats.

Advisor: Beth Eppinger  Email: 


Elevation - to help college students find their place in the local church. Our organization will be committed to bringing our friends along our journey in becoming fully devoted followers of Christ. 

Advisor: Danielle Jolie  Email: 


Fellowship of Christian Athletes-To present to athletes and coaches, and all of whom they influence, the challenge an adventure of receiving Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord and serving HIm in their relationships and in the fellowship of the church.

Advisor: Dustin Smith  Email:


Grand College Ministry (REACH) - Desiring to glorify God the Father through His unique Son, Jesus Christ, the Head of the Church, in the power of the Holy Spirit, this organization exists to provide an on campus presence of a local Baptist church to university students. It intends on building life long relationships with its members, plus other students and the faculty. It will allow students a safe place to wrestle with religious thoughts and ideas.

Advisor: Wayne Womack  Email:


Hyphen CMI - The purpose and aim of Hyphen CMI is to promote Christian fellowship on campus, maintain and strengthen Christian living among college students and teach, educate and evangelize using the word of God, which is the Bible. Bridging the gap from college to the real world can be a tough journey and that is why we created Hyphen CMI. We are here to support, encourage and assist the students of UAFS.

Advisor: Lela Nickell  Email:


Koinonia -  Koinonia, the Episcopal UAFS Campus Ministry, is a gathering of students, staff and faculty, as well as other members of the local community, to share their common life of faith. Our hope is to be open and inclusive; we welcome questions and honor seekers; our life and worship is influenced by the traditions, customs, and spirit of The Episcopal Church. Koinonia seeks to support students in their college career and personal development. We provide a weekly gathering for music, worship, and a meal; fellowship; special programs; and opportunities for service.

Advisor: David Nickell Email:


Lions for Christ - Promotes Christian values, open to all students, and sponsored by the area Church of Christ. .

Advisor: Ron Orick  Email:  

Advisor: Blake Frost  Email: 


Missionary Baptist Student Fellowship - The purpose of the group is to give students a place to go to be with other like-minded students and to build friendships and worship God.


New Life Church Young Adults- to help students connect into a relationship with Jesus Christ, grow into their full potential, serve their college community, the city of Fort Smith, and throughout the world

Advisor: Danielle Jolie Email:


Nurses Christian Fellowship - A fellowship that supports and encourages nurses to incorporate Christian principles into daily living and nursing practice.

Advisor: Kathy Hicks  Email: 


Student Mobilization - helping students grow in their Christian faith, developing leaders for the future, and leading students to take part in God's mission in the world.

Advisor: Carol Westcamp  Email: 


UAFS Christian Students - an organization for students enrolled for classes at UAFS who mutually desire to be part of a Christian student organization, study the Bible, worship God and come to full knowledge of the truth.

Advisor: Carol Westcamp  Email:

Special Interest

Army ROTC - to help improve the overall quality of the Army Reserve Officer Training Corps (AROTC) program at UAFS, to include enhancing the professional and academic development of the cadets, and assisting in attracting and retaining cadets, as well as to provide services to its membership and to the University.  Services and activities may be educa­tional, developmental, or social and may encourage both fellowship and constructive contributions to the AROTC program and to the University.

Advisor: Major Michael Leister  Email:  

Advisor: CPT Matthew Liebal  Email: 


College Quiz Bowl - 

Advisor: David Burkey  Email:  

Advisor: Larry Jones  Email: 


Collegiate Exchange Club - to educate, improve and/or develop the capabilities of its members; to help with the prevention of child abuse, serving our community, helping future generations succeed and promoting awareness of American values

Advisor: Dr. Kerri Taber  Email:


Computer Club - provides a service to the student body as a place to seek information, fellowship and help with computer related issues and technologies.

Advisor: Gail Fulenwider  Email:  

Advisor: Donna Wright  Email: 


Dice and Dragons - Students will be able to interact with peers while practicing creativity and cooperation as well as gaining mathematical skills by developing a story and interacting with the story being developed. 

Advisor: Brooke Slaton  Email:


Gaming Club - to bring together the gaming/eSports community at UAFS, to provide a space for both competitive and casual gamers to meet and discuss various aspects of gaming and to help gamers develop their mechanical and team communication skills.

Advisor: Edward Portman    Email:


Garden Club- to educate the campus and community about gardening practices and encourage sustainable consumability though gardening.

Advisor: Sarah Winterberg Email:


Golden Z Club - Future Leaders Building a Better World Today through Service and Advocacy.

Advisor: Trish Richardson   Email:


Love Your Melon Campus Crew - Love Your Melon Campus Crew works toward providing hats to children battling cancer in America, funds childhood cancer research initiatives and provides immediate support for children and their families through fundraising efforts.

Advisor: Cathy Cosner  Email:


Pokemon Crew - The Pokémon Crew is established for the expressed purpose of building a community of students who are interested in the multiple aspects of the Pokémon franchise, to provide these students with a friendly atmosphere to take part in Pokémon-related gaming, discussion, and other activities.

Advisor: Brooke Slaton


Pride at UAFS - to promote self-identity within each individual; Communicate and encourage the acceptance of all minorities; Discourage discrimination; Dissolve prejudices; Encourage open minds; Reach those in need; Awareness of local LGBTQ resources; Education on issues affecting the LGBTQ Community.

Advisor: Jason Phillips Email:


UAFS Moms - to provide education and support for students who have children..

Advisor: Sheli Hennehan  Email: 


Student Animators - The purpose of the group is to raise awareness about the importance of 3D computer animation in daily life.

Advisor: Heath Cady  Email: 


Student Veterans Organization - to provide encouragement and support for our Veteran students.

Advisor: Kristin Tardif  Email:  

Advisor: Dawn Webster  Email: 


Table Top Guild - Table Top Guild is established for the expressed purpose of building a community of students who are interested in expanding their imagination, and possible math skills through trading card games, and board games.

Advisor: Cody Holt


Sports Clubs

Blue Lion Cycling - to reside awareness of bicycling in our community and to promote cycling as a healthy alternative lifestyle for both recreation and transportation

Advisor: Dr. Kerri Taber  Email:


Fishing Club at UAFS - to encourage camaraderie, sportsmanship, integrity, conservation, and development of the skills and knowledge needed to be successful anglers by competing with other schools in FLW National Guard College Fishing tournaments and other fishing tournaments on a local and regional basis. 

Advisor: Danielle Jolie  Email:


Lacrosse Club at UAFS - the purpose of the Lacrosse Club at UAFS is to spread Lacrosse to Arkansas and compete with other schools.

Advisor: Dr. Suzanne Horne  Email:


Lions Quidditch - The purpose of Lions Quidditch will be to promote understanding, physical importance, and the team building through Quidditch related activities.

Advisor: Dr. Dennis Siler  Email: 


Lions Wrestling Club - Lions Wrestling Club provides studetns with the opportunity to continue wrestling in college and in Fort Smith, involving not only students but fans, alumni, and the local community.

Advisor: Greg Gilliam  Email:


Tennis Club at UAFS - To gather tennis players on campus and play and enjoy the game of tennis.

Advisor: Glenna Gilliam  Email: 


Ultimate Frisbee Club - provide the community of UA Fort Smith with an opportunity to play the sport of Ultimate;  the club will provide opportunities for club members to interact and compete with other universities in area tournaments; To promote the sport of Ultimate in a fun, competitive environment.

Advisor: David Mayo  Email: 

University Outreach

Campus Activities Board - Provides a cohesive yet diverse scheduling of programming to students and the community. CAB coordinates such events as Haunted Union, Spring Back Week, Island Party and more than 100 other events throughout the year!

Advisor: Stephanie London  Email:


Chancellor's Leadership Council - Exemplifies leadership and service of selected scholars to the campus and community.

Advisor: Jennifer Hodges  Email: 


Cub Camp - Hosts a unique experience for incoming freshmen at which UA Fort Smith pride, traditions, and activities are shared, and develops leadership skills for the students coordinating camp.

Advisor: Dave Stevens  Email: 


Lions ROAR (Reaching Out Advocating Responsibility) - will provide a personal health and safety awareness programming to the University and offers peer mentoring for students on personal issues.

Advisor: Ricky Harris  Email:


Non-Traditional Student Organization - Promoting and serving the interests of the Non-Traditional student body by providing programs that promote success, recognize and encourage academic excellence, and purposefully and creatively involve students in campus life.

Advisor: Jennifer Holland  Email: 


Student Athlete Advisory Committee - The purpose of this group is to generate a student-athlete voice within the institution, solicit student-athlete response to proposed NCAA legislation, and organize community service efforts.

Advosir: Tommye Robinson  Email: 


Student Alumni Association - The mission of this organization is to increase awareness of the organization and the University Alumni Association, infuse ideas of tradition, leadership, and volunteerism among students.

Advisor: Rick Goins  Email: 


University Student Ambassadors - are committed to creating an organization of students that promotes the highest standards in academics, social interaction, and personal achievement. We will pursue these standards by developing the individual strengths of our members through leadership, community involvement, and commitment to the University of Arkansas – Fort Smith.

Advisor: Rafael Gutierrez  Email: 

Advisor: Jordan Hale  Email: 

Governing Body 

Student Government Association- SGA serves as the elected representative voice of the students at UAFS. The General Assembly provides a forum to openly discuss student affairs, advise the administration, and recommend services to improve the quality of campus life. University Student Ambassadors- Promotes the University through hospitality and public relations. Members are competitively selected at the beginning of the fall semester.

Advisor: Dave Stevens  Email: