Academic Clubs & Professional Societies

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Academic Clubs  (AC)

A variety of academically related clubs, societies, and organizations are available for Norwich students.  This enables students with similar interests to enjoy and collaborate on academic subjects and take part in professional activities.

Special Interest Clubs  (SI)

The list of sanctioned clubs at Norwich is driven by student interest. Some groups, like the Pegasus Players, have been established for quite some time and are enthusiastically supported by the faculty, staff, and student body. Other clubs may be less traditional, and are formed to explore the special interests of a small group of students. To learn how to create a club--and receive funding from the University--contact Director of Student Activities, Intramurals & Recreational Sports.

Aero Club (SI)

The purpose of the NU Aero Club is to have fun while gaining aeronautical knowledge by educating, motivating, and experiencing first-hand what aviation is about. The simulator provides members with the knowledge and training to help them eventually succeed in a military and/or civilian aviation career.

Alpha Chi (all disciplines)  (AC)

This is the national college honor society for all academic disciplines.

Alpha Nu Omega  (AC)

This is the local Norwich chapter of Alpha Phi Sigma National Criminal Justice Honor Society. Official national web site: .

American Chemical Society Student Chapter (ACS)  (AC)

The Norwich Chemistry and Biochemistry Department has sponsored an ACS Student Chapter since the 1950s. ACS is the world’s largest scientific society. Student chapters bring guest speakers to campus, perform service to promote interest in chemistry among high school and grade school students and organize social events. Members have excellent opportunities to network with chemists and biochemists and have access to career services such as the ACS Careers Jobs Database, resume reviews, and the salary comparator. Official ACS web site: .

American Institute of Architecture Students (AIAS)  (AC)

A national student organization that promotes excellence in architecture, education, training, and practice; fosters appreciation of architecture and related disciplines; and organizes architecture students and combines their efforts to advance the science of architecture. Official AIAS web site: .

American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)  (AC)

The aim of this chapter is to afford the civil engineering student association with others who share the interest in civil engineering profession, and thus prepare for entry into the profession and the national society. Official ASCE web site: .

American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)  (AC)

Students with a strong interest in mechanical engineering gain such benefits as a subscription to cutting-edge technology information in ME Magazine, scholarship opportunities, mentoring within the profession, free conference attendance, etc. Official web site: .

Animation Club (SI)

This is a club for all those interested in watching Japanese animation.

Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) (AC)

LAN party hosted by ACM Members help each other explore the world of computer science and engineering; create and share knowledge with one another and the larger ACM community; and do their best to make Norwich University a better place to study computers and related technology. Official web site: .

Beta Beta Beta (BBB)  (AC)

An honor and professional society affiliated with the American Association of the Advancement of Science, for all students interested in biological sciences. Activities include sponsoring speakers, and attending conferences, field trips, and social activities. Official BBB web site: .

Business Club  (AC)

The Business Club provides an opportunity for students to learn more about the scope of business in all of its forms.

Campus Choraleers  (SI)

The Campus Choraleers is a group of approximately 40 mixed voices that performs choral works from all periods. This group sings at Christmas concerts for various local programs and at three or four concerts on tour in the spring. The Campus Choraleers is open to all University students.

Chi Epsilon (AC)

This is a national honorary civil engineering fraternity.

Cigar Club (SI)

The purpose of the Cigar Club is to disseminate information about cigars, gain practical knowledge about operating a small business, learn to deal with expenses, inventory, management, and scheduling of personnel.

Criminal Justice Student Association (CJSA) (AC)

Founded in 1986, the Criminal Justice Student Association was developed for the purpose of education and as a social and fraternal organization for all criminal justice majors.

Norwich University Cyber Security and Forensics Club (NUCSFC) (AC)

The goal of this organization is to teach to all who will listen techniques to keep their information systems safe from prying eyes who may seek to use these increasingly vital tools for less than moral goals. Although we are not a summer program, we are attempting to expand our organization and increase our outreach on our campus and perhaps even to other campuses; this may eventually include some form of summer program. It is for this reason that we are seeking the financial help of your organization. We are willing to do our best to meet any and all requirements to gain assistance in our mission of promoting cyber-literacy.

Delta Mu Delta (AC)

This is the national honor society in business administration. Official national web site: .

Democratic Club (SI)

This club's mission is to to provide political support for the Democratic Party and social education for the Norwich University community.

Education Club (AC)

This club promotes service-learning opportunities for the students who are community related. It provides numerous opportunities for exploration of the teaching profession in state, out of state and abroad.


This organization provides emergency medical services for the Northfield campus. It also educates and trains Norwich University students, staff, and faculty in emergency medical service.

Eta Kappa Nu (electrical and computer engineering) (AC)

This is the Electrical and Computer Engineering Honor Society. Official national web site: .

French Club (AC)

This is a club for all students who are interested in pursuing further the language of French. All levels of knowledge of the language are accepted.

Geology Club (AC)

This is a club for students majoring or minoring in Geology and Environmental Science, as well as all those interested in the earth sciences and human interaction with the Earth. In particular, this club facilitates the interaction of students with similar interests. Also, the club enables students to interact with professional and academic Earth Scientists and Geologists to gain a fuller understanding of the job market, graduate schools, academic research, and professional research.

German Club (AC)

This club provides an atmosphere where members may practice or learn more German. It is the club's belief that providing a comfortable place outside the class to practice German will result in better grades in German. To be in the club, it is not necessary to speak fluent German.

Grenadiers Jazz Ensemble (SI)

The Grenadiers Jazz Ensemble is a "Big Band" that plays music from the swing era to the top-40 tunes of today. The band performs regularly on campus at major dances and concerts and yearly performs in off-campus concerts at high schools throughout New England, the United States, and Europe. The Grenadiers is open to all University students by audition.

The Norwich Guidon (student newspaper) (SI)

The Norwich Guidon is the student newspaper of Norwich University, it is published twice monthly and has won numerous awards for excellence in its class. Reporters, editors, and managers for The Norwich Guidon are students at the University who work under the guidance of a Communications faculty advisor.

The Harold "Doc" Martin Society (HDM) (SI)

The HDM society is a multicultural group that aids in raising money for various charities. It is also committed to bringing cultural awareness to Norwich University.

Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE)  (AC)

The purposes of IEEE are scientific, educational, and professional. The branch sponsors technical conferences where state-of-the-art equipment is displayed, and it sponsors tutoring in electrical engineering topics. Official IEEE web site: .

Mathematical Association of America (MAA)  (AC)

The MAA encourages students to continue study in the mathematical sciences, provides opportunity to meet with other students interested in mathematics by hosting regional conferences, and provides career information in the mathematical sciences. The Norwich MAA student chapter hosts annual Pi Day festivities. Members are encouraged to speak at colloquia during Mathematics Awareness Month in April and throughout the year. MAA Web site: .

Maroon and Gold Key (SI)

These students assist in the recruitment and retention of students. The organization conducts tours of the campus for all guests, hosts overnight visits of prospective students, and assists at Open Houses and some off-campus recruitment events.

Norwich University Activities Counsel (NUAC) (SI)

This club enhances and supports the academic mission of the institution and provides student activities, programs, and services to facilitate learning and personal development of all students. It serves as an agent for students, faculty, and staff to interact and promote a united, healthy campus community outside of the classroom.

Omicron Delta Epsilon (economics) (AC)

This is the national economics fraternity. Official national web site: .

Pegasus Players (SI)

The Pegasus Players is the resident theater company for Norwich University. It is composed of students, faculty, and community members. This club provides opportunities to act, design, build sets, and make costumes. Through their work in Pegasus, have the chance to learn the basic skills of theater and earn academic credit (EN 242).

Pi Gamma Mu (AC)

This is an honor society broadly concerned with the social sciences. Its primary objectives are to encourage the study of the social sciences among graduate and undergraduate students and faculty members throughout the world, and to recognize outstanding achievement. Official web site: .

Pi Sigma Alpha (AC)

This is the Political Science Honor Society. The objectives of this organization are to: stimulate productive scholarship and intelligent interest in the subject of government, politics, and policy; seek to promote a better understanding of government, politics, and policy among its members; promote worthwhile curricular and extracurricular activities related to political science; advance and diffuse knowledge and interest in political science; to organize and conduct seminars, conferences, research, discussion groups, and publications in the subject of political science. Official website: .

Political Science Club, Politeia  (AC)

POLITEIA is an organization dedicated to promoting interest in political affairs and political science. This interest includes and is not limited to: current events, current research in politics and political science, an awareness of professional opportunities, and leadership within the Corps of Cadets and civilian lifestyles. Official web site: .

Pre-Law Society (AC)

The purpose of the Pre-Law Society is to advance the scholarly study of law and to facilitate the implementation of such study to benefit to our society. It is the vision of the Pre-Law Society to offer assistance to students at Norwich University by helping them make informed decisions in selecting law as a career, the application process, determining a law school, and the practice law in any law-related profession. Website: .

Psi Chi (psychology) (AC)

This is an honor society and scholarship society for psychology. Official web site: .

Republican Club (SI)

This club's members support the Republican Party and fundamental conservative ideals. Members are involved with politics and political activities on campus.

NU Robotics Club (SI)

The NU Robotics Club is a diverse group of students from many different disciplines in the university. The students explore new ideas in robotics, organize and participate in robotic competitions, and coach K-12 student competition teams. Teamwork, leadership, and innovation are themes in many of the projects they elect to pursue.

Russian Club  (AC)

This is a culturally diverse club that came together to acquire more knowledge of Russian life, language, and traditions. The Russian club has many people with different levels of Russian language or ability. The club does have tutoring sessions for those interested in learning the language.

Sigma Iota Rho  (AC)

This is the honor society for international studies. Open to undergraduate and graduate international studies students. Official web site: .

Sigma Tau Delta  (AC)

This is the national English honor society. Official national web .

Student Government Association (SGA) (SI)

The Norwich University Student Government Association is a group of students representing the entire student body and is responsible for voicing concerns of the student body to the administration. The main goal of SGA is to promote the general welfare of all students and to foster positive improvements on campus.

Student Nurses' Association  (AC)

Members participate in a number of University activities, organize American Red Cross blood drives, tutor underclassmen, and participate in fund-raisers for a spring dinner with professional speakers in various Nursing disciplines. Norwich Student Nurses' Organization web page. Official National Student Nurses' Association web site: .

Spanish Club  (AC)

This club promotes further knowledge of the Spanish language. It educates and helps others learn about the Spanish culture, and helps its members keep in touch with Spanish culture. All who are interested are welcome to join and brush up on their language skills, as well as discuss the culture of Spanish-speaking societies.

Society of Women Engineers (SWE)  (AC)

The Norwich chapter of the Society of Women Engineers brings members together to forge friendships and give members an opportunity to explore the professional world of engineering. Official SWE web site: .

NU Tactical Society (NUTS) (SI)

The NU tactical society seeks to relieve the stress of the college environment by providing students with a creative outlet. The historic war games are designed in a realistic military format and allow for multiple players to test their tactical skills.

Tau Beta Pi (engineering)  (AC)

This is a national engineering honor society. Official National Tau Beta Pi web site: .

Television Production Unit (SI)

Produced by students in the Communications program, the series Norwich Today and Our American Journey have won numerous national awards from professional organizations such as the Society for Professional Journalists and the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences. These include national first place awards and "College Emmys." The series air on public-access cable as well as on the Burlington-based CBS affiliate, WCAX-TV. Individual programs have also made appearances on Vermont Public Television and nationally on The History Channel. The production unit provides video support for the Strategic Information Warfare Unit of the Vermont National Guard and additionally produces "NTV: Norwich Music Television" which features licensed contractual service from the major recording labels. More information is available on the Television Production Unit pages.

Upsilon Pi Epsilon

UPE recognizes academic excellence at both the undergraduate and graduate levels in the Computing and Information Disciplines. Official UPE website: .

WNUB (radio station)  (SI)

WNUB is a non-commercial, educational FM radio station licensed by the Federal Communications Commission to the Trustees of Norwich University and broadcasts at a frequency of 88.3 MHz in stereo with a power of 285 watts. It is managed and operated by a student staff under the guidance of a Communications faculty advisor. Its broadcast studios and business office are located in the Communications Center. In addition to its popular music programming, WNUB broadcasts regular newscasts (using its AP radio news wire), public service announcements, special educational programming, and live Norwich sports. Nearly 100 students from all class years participate in WNUB, both as a Communications course requirement and as an extracurricular activity.

War Whoop  (SI)

The Norwich University yearbook, War Whoop, is produced by a voluntary student organization.