Student Organizations

Directory of Registered Student Organizations

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Black Student Union

The Black Student Union aims to offer the community opportunities for both cultural enrichment and intellectual growth through educational, social, and political programming.

Advisor: Ms. Ilene Evans                                                               Email:

Falcons w/ PRIDE

To bring awareness and support to the members of the LGBTQ+ community that exists at Fairmont State University and the local community

Advisor: Jackie Sherman                                               Email:

International Student Organization 

To share international cultures through various cultural activities and to promote global awareness of our campus community.To promote intercultural communications and relationships on the local, state, national and international levels through all available media.

Advisor: Sarah Sakaguchi                                       


Student Government Association

To regulate matters pertaining to student life and be the voice of students. Members have the ability, to help shape Fairmont State policies and provide services to both the school and the community.  

Advisor: Dr. John Devault                                                     Email:

Honor Societies

Alpha Eta Rho (Aviation Honor Society) 

Alpha Eta Rho is an intercollegiate non-profit organization that serves as a contact between the aviation industry and educational institutions to foster, promote, and mentor student leaders through education, charity, scholarship and service, towards successful professional careers in the aviation field and all of its branches.

Advisor Samuel Brown                                                         Email:

Alpha Phi Sigma (Criminal Justice Honor Society)

To promote analytical thinking, rigorous scholarship, and lifelong learning; to keep abreast of the advances in scientific research; to elevate the ethical standards of the criminal justice professions and to sustain in the public mind the benefit and necessity of education and professional training.

Advisor: Josh Smallridge                                                            Email:

Beta Beta Beta (Biological Honor Society)

To encourage scholarly attainment in this field of learning by reserving its regular membership for those who achieve superior academic records and who indicate special aptitude for and major interest in the life sciences.

Advisor: Kelley Flaherty                                                           Email:

Honors Association

To assist in the governing of the Honors program. Student-led branch of the Honors Program, designed to give Honors students a real community here on campus.

Advisor: Robin Payne                                                                  Email:

Psi Chi (Psychology Honor Society)

The mission of the Society is recognizing and promoting excellence in the science and application of psychology.

Advisor: Zachariah Moore                                                            Email:


American Institute of Architecture Students

American Institute of Architecture Students (AIAS) members promote a community in architecture beyond the classroom. Membership in the student organization allows for natural mentorship between grade levels and establishes an association that serves the university and the city of Fairmont. As an AIAS member, you have access to networking with architects of the West Virginia Region and are recognized as leaders. The AIAS has been active in the blessing box effort and hammock hangout stations along the Falcon trail in design and construction roles. The student organization provides ample opportunities to visit architectural firms, and fabrication sites, and interact with other schools of architecture through Crit Live, Grassroots, and by attending lectures at nearby architectural schools. Joining the AIAS provides the opportunity for a student to take their degree one step further by engaging with the design world on a university and regional scale.

Advisor: Kellie Cole                                                                       Email:

Health & Human Performance Club (HHP)

Our mission is to provide a professional, social, and academic network for Fairmont State Students interested in Health and Human Performance

Advisor: Rick West                                                             

Behavioral Health Association

Students, alumni, and faculty come together and learn more about the fields of psychology, sociology, community health promotion, and geography. Throughout the year, we have various speakers and learn about a variety of topics. 

Advisor: Andrea Haney                                                              Email:

WV Society of Professional Surveyors

The objectives of the organization shall be: Promote awareness of opportunities as a Professional Surveyor, Advocate the importance of being a contributing member of society, Provide a positive environment for learning, Give each member a chance to excel, Enhance the quality and reliability of our students entering the work force, Provide activities to facilitate social interactions between members, Grant members the opportunity to advance in professional development.

Advisor: Donald Teter                                                                

National Security and Intelligence Student Association (NSISA)

The National Security & Intelligence Student Association’s purpose is to foster a community among all Fairmont State Students majoring or minoring in National Security & Intelligence by providing mentorship and networking opportunities within the organization.

Advisor: Robert Papp                                                                    Email:

S.T.E.A.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, Math)

American Chemical Society Student Affiliates

Encourage the advancement of chemistry.

Advisor: Kayla Lantz                                                                      Email:

American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)

The American Society of Civil Engineers is a national organization that values sustainability, community service, and develops leadership skills for future engineers.

Advisor: Tabitha Lafferre                                                          Email:

American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)

ASME provides prospective mechanical engineers with skills, an opportunity to attend special events to network with professional engineers, and access hundreds of valuable resources to jumpstart your career.

Advisor: Hugh Costello                                                                  Email:

American Society of Safety Professionals (ASSP)

ASSE is the best resource for the Safety Health and Environment Professional looking for ASP, CSP CHST and OHST Certification.

Advisor: Abby Chapman                                                      Email:

First2 Network

The purpose of this organization is to mentor and support first generation students perusing a STEM degree.

Advisor: Kristy Henson                                                            Email:

Forensic Science Club

The purpose of this organization is to offer an all-inclusive environment for people to come together and share an affinity for all things forensic science.

Advisor: Kristy Henson

Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) Falcon Racing

SAE Falcon Racing is committed to expanding the knowledge and skills of the Fairmont State students through collaborative, hands-on experience and learning in order to help them excel in the field of Engineering.

Advisor: Anthony Gilberti                                                                    Email:

Student Accounting Society

The Student Accounting Society (SAS) is a society at Fairmont State and other Colleges that wish to foster better campus relationships among accounting students.

Advisor: Teresa Engebreston                                                      Email:

Special Interest

Creative Sustainability Club

Group to educate people about renewable energy resources and further sustainability efforts on campus and in the community

Advisor: Erica Harvey                                                                 

Explorers' Club

The Explorers’ Club is about fun and adventure outdoors. The club will create and offer organized, well managed events. Our emphasis is on diversity in all its forms - events, experience levels, and backgrounds. Our members bring positive attitudes, responsibility, friendship, and a commitment to share their love of the outdoors.

Advisor: Jan Kiger                                                                              Email:

Fairmont Students For Life

Members of Fairmont Students for Life work to save lives threatened by induced abortion, euthanasia, and the destruction of human embryos for research. In furtherance of these goals, members seek to promote respect for life at Fairmont and on a local, state, and national level, to educate on life issues, to help those in need so that life is a promising choice, and to work with others who share common goals.

Advisor: Ms. Debora Renick                                                       Email: 

The National Society of Leadership and Success (NSLS)

The National Society of Leadership and Success is the nation's largest leadership honor society. Fairmont State University's chapter was founded in December 2021 and has 230+ members as of August 2022. The NSLS is founded upon the core beliefs that one can achieve one's dreams with the proper support and dedicated action. The NSLS provides a step-by-step accredited program for members to build their leadership skills. Members recieve their leadership certificate upon completion of the program during their induction ceremony. Once a member of the NSLS, you will join top student leaders across campus and are a member for life!

Advisor: Justine Bohon                                                                Email:

Student Veterans Organization

The Fairmont State Student Veterans Organization serves Fairmont State University student veterans with the intent to help veterans transition to the higher education lifestyle. The organization also serves as a support group to bring about community, and to change the public's view of veterans by holding themselves to a higher standard and helping in the local community. 

Advisor: Robert Papp                                                                      Email:

The Comic Club

A group of students who are interested in all things comics! Don't let the name fool you, they support all things nerdy, such as RPGs, movies, or card games.

Advisor: Joel Dugan                                                                         Email:

The Masquers

To provide students with a working theatre organization and to be the liason between the Humanities department, Community Arts Program, and campus and off-campus communities.

Advisor: John O'Connor                                                     


Catholic Student Union

The purpose of the Catholic Student Union is to act as a student ministry of the Catholic faith, serving the students of Fairmont State University by providing them with a welcoming social space, fun activities, opportunities for community service, occasions for learning about the Catholic faith and exploring the spiritual life and sacraments of the Catholic Church. 

Advisor: Dr. Elizabeth Savage                                                             Email:

Chi Alpha

The mission of Chi Alpha is to reconcile students to Jesus Christ, thereby transforming the university, the marketplace, and the world. The core values are Community, Creativity, Diversity, Excellence, Integrity, and Servant-Leadership.

Community Advisor: Charlie Rosser                                                      Email:

Young Life

To create a Young Life College Community that offers students an opportunity to REACH fellow students with the good news of God’s love for them, BUILD them up in their faith, and LAUNCH them out as Kingdom-minded leaders.

Community Advisor: Laurie Paterline                                                           Email:

Sports & Recreation

Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC)

Bringing student-athletes together to connect with each other and give back to the community.

Advisor: Kristi Kiefer                                                                        Email:

The Hidden Opponent

The purpose of this organization is to raise awareness for student-athlete mental health and address the stigma within sports culture. We empower athletes around the world to face the hidden opponent together by providing seminars and activities to extend the message.

Advisor: Danielle Cutri                                                              Email:

Club Sports

Cheerleading, Dance Team, Track Club, Men’s Rugby, Women’s Rugby, Women’s Volleyball

Advisor: Justin Rader                                                                     Email:


Alpha Phi Alpha (Divine Nine Social Fraternity)

The Pi Mu Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha fraternity. The first African-American National Pan-Hellenic fraternity with a service organization mission towards leadership and service.

Advisor: Javier McCoy                                                                         Email: 

Tau Kappa Epsilon (Social Fraternity)

National fraternity belonging to the Fairmont State Greek Life Community which provides service, leadership, and social opportunities.

Advisor: Pat Mascaro                                                                       Email: 

Kappa Kappa Psi (National Band Honorary Co-ed Fraternity)

The purpose of Kappa Kappa Psi is to promote the existence and welfare of the college and university bands, to honor outstanding band members, to stimulate campus leadership, to foster a close relationship between college bands, and to provide a pleasant and helpful social experience for all engaged in college band work.

Advisor: Alyssa Schwartz                                                                Email:


Alpha Sigma Tau (Social Sorority)

National sorority belonging to the Fairmont State Greek Life Community which provides service, leadership, and social opportunities.

Advisor: Terrin Taylor                                                                      Email:

Delta Zeta (Social Sorority)

National sorority founded in 1902 belonging to the Fairmont State Greek Life Community which provides service, leadership, and social opportunities. Delta Zeta does lots of charity work in the community as well as with our national partners.

Advisor: Virginia Delawder                                                               Email:

Zeta Phi Beta (Divine Nine Social Sorority)

Zeta Phi Beta founded in 1920 is a historically black sorority. Zeta Phi Beta aims to raise the consciousness of their people, encourage the highest standards of scholastic achievement, and foster a greater sense of unity among its members.

Advisor: JaRhonda Staples                                                     Email:

Delta Xi Omicron (Service Sorority)

Delta Xi Omicron Professional Sorority is an organization that provides the opportunity for leadership and service. We serve on campus and in the community as well as encourage participation in group activities. We strive to promote good fellowship and high scholarship, as well as improve social and personal standards. Delta Xi Omicron Professional Sorority is a place to gain a unique spirit of friendship.

Advisor: M.E. Yancosek Gamble                                     Email: