Students play intramural flag football Friday, Sept. 9, 2016 on Quinnipiac's Mount Carmel campus. (Autumn Driscoll / Quinnipiac University)

Student Activities and Organizations

Academic Groups and Honor Societies

Ambition loves company

With 61 academic groups and honor societies, you’ll have many opportunities to connect with people who share your talents and interests. 

Whether you join the International Business Society, the student chapter of the Association of Women in Sports Media or the Engineering Student Organization, you’ll quickly learn the benefits of surrounding yourself with people who are as passionate and focused as you are.

Many of these national honor societies provide benefits beyond graduation, with a lifelong membership that delivers ongoing opportunities for professional growth and networking.

Members of the Honor Society walk along the High Line in New York City.

Reaching higher

More than a dozen members of the Quinnipiac University Honors program visit the High Line in Manhattan.

Academic Groups (A-P)


  • Accounting Society
  • Allied Health Professionals Club
  • American Marketing Association
  • American Society for Microbiology
  • Association of Women in Sports Media, student chapter
  • Athletic Training Club
  • Behavioral Neuroscience Club (BNS)
  • Biomedical Sciences Club
  • Business Leadership Club
  • Chemistry/Biochemistry Organization
  • Collegiate Entrepreneurs Organization
  • Computer Information Systems Society (CISS)
  • Economic and Finance Club
  • International Business Society
  • Investment Club
  • Legal Studies Association
  • Mechanical Engineers Student Chapter (MESC)
  • Minority Association of Premedical Students chapter at Quinnipiac University (MAPS)
  • Physical Therapy Club
  • Prehealth Professionals Society
  • Pre-law Society
  • Pre-Physician Assistant Club
  • Psychology Club
  • Public Relations Students Society of America (PRSSA)

Academic Groups (Q-Z)


  • Quinnipiac Consulting Club
  • Quinnipiac Computing Club
  • Quinnipiac Criminal Justice Club
  • Quinnipiac First Responders
  • Quinnipiac Future Teachers Organization
  • Quinnipiac Mathematics Careers Club (QMCC)
  • Quinnipiac Political Science Association
  • Quinnipiac Pre-Dental Club
  • Quinnipiac Student Nurses Association (QSNA)
  • Quinnipiac University American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)
  • Quinnipiac University Engineering Student Organization (QUESO)
  • Quinnipiac University Institute of Industrial Engineers (QUIIE)
  • Quinnipiac University Game Club
  • Society for Anthropological Research
  • Sign Language Club
  • Society for Human Resource Management at Quinnipiac University (SHRM@QU)
  • Society of Women Engineers (SWE)
  • Student Occupational Therapy Association (SOTA)
  • Students of Philosophical Hypothesis in Academia (SOPHIA)

Honor Societies


  • Accounting, Finance and Information Systems: Beta Alpha Psi
  • Biology: Phi Sigma Biological Honor Society
  • Business: Beta Gamma Sigma
  • Communications: Lambda Pi Eta
  • Computer Information Systems: Alpha Iota Mu
  • Continuing Education: Alpha Sigma Lambda
  • Debate: Pi Kappa Delta
  • English: Sigma Tau Delta
  • Gerontology: Sigma Phi Omega
  • International Students: Phi Beta Delta
  • Marketing: Delta Epsilon Chi
  • Math & Science: Sigma Xi, the Scientific Research Society
  • Nursing: Sigma Theta Tau International
  • Occupational Therapy: Pi Theta Epsilon
  • Political Science: Pi Sigma Alpha
  • Psychology: Psi Chi, Quinnipiac chapter
  • Sociology: Alpha Kappa Delta
  • Spanish: Sigma Delta Pi

Riya Patel ’20 performs in the Carl Hansen Student Center Piazza during Bollywood Fest

The beauty of tradition

Riya Patel ’20 performs in the Carl Hansen Student Center Piazza during Bollywood Fest, an annual event to celebrate South Asian culture through food, performances and dance, hosted by the South Asian Society.

Cultural and Identity Groups

Celebrating differences

Diversity is about much more than ethnicity. It’s about different cultures, beliefs, genders, orientations and religions — all of which are embraced here at Quinnipiac through a number of groups and organizations.

We have 17 student-run organizations dedicated to cultural diversity, tolerance and gender equality. Each of these clubs offer social and recreational events that will enable you to experience other customs in a fun, enjoyable and welcoming environment, while you leave your own unique mark on the university community.

Groups


  • African Caribbean Student Union
  • Asian Student Alliance (ASA)
  • Association to Maximize Italian Cultural Influence (AMICI)
  • Black Student Union (BSU)
  • Gender and Sexuality Alliance (GSA)
  • International Student Association
  • Jewish Student Organization (JSO)
  • Latino Cultural Society (LCS)
  • Muslim Student Association (MSA)
  • National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), Quinnipiac University College Chapter
  • Quinnipiac University Chinese Students & Scholars Association (QUCSSA)
  • Quinnipiac Hellenic Society
  • Quinnipiac Christian Fellowship
  • Quinnipiac University Irish Club (QUIC)
  • South Asian Society (SAS)
  • Turkish Students' Association
  • Women In Support of Humanity (WISH)

Fraternity and Sorority Groups

Olivia Mundy '19, left, and Nicole Savas '19 laugh during an event on Bobcat Way

Go Greek

Olivia Mundy '19, left, and Nicole Savas '19, support their sororities during a Meet and Greek Block Party.

Community, identity and purpose

Joining one of our fraternities or sororities offers an opportunity to be part of something bigger than yourself, while still fostering your individuality.

Our national and international chapters are built on the fundamental principles of leadership, growth, service and community, so you’ll learn to give back while forging deep bonds with friends who will continue to support you long after you’ve graduated.

Whether facing off with your friends and roommates in a series of competitive tug-of-war challenges, developing and choreographing lip sync battles against other chapters, or coming together to lead philanthropic activities to benefit your local community, you will have fun and do good, while getting to know each other and yourself better.

Fraternities


  • Alpha Epsilon Pi
  • Alpha Phi Omega
  • Alpha Sigma Phi
  • Beta Theta Pi
  • Delta Tau Delta
  • Delta Upsilon
  • Phi Gamma Delta (Fiji)
  • Pi Kappa Phi
  • Sigma Phi Epsilon
  • Zeta Beta Tau

Sororities


  • Alpha Chi Omega
  • Alpha Delta Pi
  • Chi Omega
  • Chi Upsilon Sigma National Latin Sorority, Inc.
  • Gamma Phi Beta
  • Kappa Alpha Theta
  • Kappa Delta
  • Phi Sigma Sigma
  • Pi Beta Phi
  • Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc.

Shemar Williams, 11, a patient at Connecticut Children's Medical Center, sits atop Nate O'Shea ’19 while students threw a giant beach ball within the crowd at QTHON, a Dance Marathon and nationwide movement involving 150 college and high schools which raises money for the Children's Miracle Network Hospital in their communities. Student organizers from across the university put together the event that raised $218,184.83.

Elevating work

Shemar Williams, age 11, a patient at Connecticut Children's Medical Center, sits atop Nate O'Shea ’19 while students toss a giant beach ball around the crowd at QTHON, a Dance Marathon and nationwide movement involving 150 college and high schools, which raises money for the Children's Miracle Network Hospital. Student organizers from across the university put together the event, which raised $218,185.

Service Groups

Serving the greater good

Work on a food drive, build a house for someone in need or participate in one of our philanthropic events right here on our campuses. 

Our service groups connect you with individuals around the region and throughout the country where you will leave a tangible mark — while developing valuable skills and having fun in the process.

  • Alpha Phi Omega
  • The Big Event at Quinnipiac
  • Bobcats for a Cure
  • Bobcats in the Community
  • Community Action Project (CAP)
  • Habitat for Humanity
  • Hand Prints for Sunshine
  • Old Friends and New
  • QTHON
  • Quinnipiac University Service Learning Applications of Technology and Engineering (QU SLATE)
  • Relay For Life
  • Rotaract Club
  • Stitch It Forward
  • Women in Support of Humanity (WISH)
Catherine Bruckel ’17 left, carries flowers with Morgan Kozyra’18 as they head to garden and landscape at Stetson Branch Library in New Haven during The Big Event.

Big help

Catherine Bruckel ’17, left, carries flowers with Morgan Kozyra ’18 as they head to garden and landscape at Stetson Branch Library in New Haven during The Big Event at Quinnipiac. Organizers of The Big Event rallied 1,800 students to volunteer at more than 100 sites in the community. The event is the largest day of community service nationwide for college students.

Arts, Entertainment and Media Groups

Brenda Alderete '18 performs a holiday medley with The Quinnipiac Legends.

Find your voice

Brenda Alderete '18 performs a holiday medley with The Quinnipiac Legends.

A stage for creative expression

Creativity is never in short supply here. Our 20 arts, entertainment and multimedia student groups offer a great opportunity to explore your artistic passions.

Sing at Madison Square Garden, perform in Dublin or dance in a fund-raising competition on campus that partners faculty and staff with students. 

Theater, a cappella or dance are just a few examples of the types of groups you can choose to join.

Arts and Entertainment Groups


  • The A Cappella Group
  • Caribbean Dance Vybez
  • Dance Company
  • Dead Intellectual's Society
  • Fourth Wall (theater)
  • Note-able Singing Group
  • QU Irish Dance Club
  • Quinnipiac Legends (a capella)
  • QU Spirit
  • QU Symphony Orchestra
  • Quinnipiac Ballroom Society
  • Quinnipiac Tap Company
  • Step to Perfection

Multimedia Groups


  • Anime Club
  • Her Campus Quinnipiac
  • Interactive Design Organization (IDO)
  • Quinnipiac Film Society
  • QuinniPR (public relations firm)
  • QU Game Club
  • Spoon University

Quinnipiac Sailing Club on a 42-foot sailboat on the Long Island Sound

Setting sail

Members of the Quinnipiac University Sailing Club practice their boating skills on Long Island Sound. The club set sail in a 42-foot sailboat from the Pequot Yacht Club in Southport, Connecticut.

Recreational Groups

Fueling passionate enthusiasts

You'll spend plenty of time studying and in class, but we understand how important it is to have plenty of other outlets for fun and to unwind. Our recreational groups will bring you together with others who share your passion for fitness, sports, hobbies or the great outdoors.

  • Bobcats Be Ballin'
  • League of Legends Club
  • Mixed Martial Arts Club
  • QU Car Club
  • QU Chess
  • QU Fit Fam
  • QU Golf
  • QU Hiking Club
  • QU Snow
  • Quinnipiac Dance Club
  • Quinnipiac Running Club
  • Quinnipiac University Sailing Club
Sal Siciliano and Kyle Liang stretch before a run on the Mount Carmel Campus.

Common passions

Sal Siciliano and Kyle Liang stretch before a run on the Mount Carmel Campus.

The Ice Cats lead a cheer with the hockey crowd at the TD Bank Sports Arena

Warming up the crowd — on ice

The Ice Cats are one of only a handful of collegiate ice skating spirit groups. The group has accompanied the men's hockey team to major games and tournaments throughout the U.S., including the Frozen Four in Tampa and Pittsburgh. It’s a highly competitive, nationally recognized group of individuals that’ll keep your spirits high on game day.

Spirit Groups

The energy behind #BobcatNation

There’s nothing quite like hearing cheers and enthusiasm thunder throughout one of our two arenas in Quinnipiac's state-of-the-art sports center. Our school spirit is second to none, and you can electrify the crowds at our games and show your support for our athletic teams by joining one of our spirit groups. Being part of these groups might even take you to world-renowned venues like Barclays Center or Madison Square Garden. 

  • Dance Fusion
  • Ice Cats
  • Kickline
  • Quinnipiac Pep Band
  • Quinnipiac Spirit Group
  • Sideline Cheer
  • Student Athletic Advisory Committee (SAAC)

Political and Advocacy Groups

Become a voice for anyone, anywhere

Learn how you can influence the larger processes of government and social change. Whether you consider yourself conservative or liberal — or you're still deciding — Quinnipiac offers many opportunities to voice your opinion and explore social issues.

  • Global Affairs Association
  • Mock Trial Association
  • National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI)
  • Paws and People
  • Quinnipiac University Democrats
  • Quinnipiac University Republicans
  • Quinnipiac Young Americans for Liberty
  • QU Eats
  • Society, Life and Justice Club
  • Student Veteran Organization (SVO)
  • Students for Environmental Action
  • Students in Philosophical Hypothesis in Academia (SOPHIA)
  • Women Empowered
Robert Lang is questioned on the stand during an undergraduate mock trial competition in our School of Law Ceremonial Courtroom.

Skills on trial

The Quinnipiac Mock Trial team, open to all students across the university, recently attended the Opening Round Championship Series in Philadelphia. Robert Lang is questioned on the stand during an undergraduate mock trial competition in our School of Law Ceremonial Courtroom.

Erica Bloomberg '20 operates a camera during a Q30 production

Capturing the moment

Erica Bloomberg '20 helps produce an episode of "The Morning After" through the student-run television station, Q30.

Student Media

All the news that’s fit to share

Don't just be part of the conversation; lead it.

Host your own radio show, cover the big story on campus or capture the moments our alumni will cherish for a lifetime. Our student-run media organizations offer you the opportunity to express yourself while developing real-world skills that will make you an attractive candidate for a variety of industries.

  • Association for Women in Sports Media
  • Montage Literary and Art Journal
  • Public Relations Student Society of America
  • QBSN Student Sports Network
  • The Quinnipiac Barnacle (parody/satire newspaper)
  • The Quinnipiac Chronicle
  • The Quinnipiac Film Society
  • QuinniPR (public relations firm)
  • Q30 Student News Station
  • The Summit Yearbook
  • WQAQ Radio Station