Marching Band

Clubs and Organizations



Art Club

Advisor: Susan Bell


Phone: (704) 406-4656

Office: CSH 102 B


The Art Club promotes interest in the visual arts through field trips to museums, art workshops and community service projects. The club also hosts the Christmas Sale the week before Thanksgiving every year in the Tucker Student Center. Original art, pottery, jewelry, fiber arts and food goods are always a great buy and help the art students learn marketing skills and earn funds for art trips. Students regularly travel to New York City, Atlanta, and area museums. A bi-annual trip to Italy is also hosted through the Art Department.


Information Technology (IT) Club

Advisors: Dr. Lily Xiao / Dr. Miroslaw Mystkowski

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Phone: (704) 406-3805 / (704) 406-4429

Office: Hamrick 303 / Withrow 119


The mission of the IT club is to expand computer knowledge outside the classroom and be a portal for students to interact with IT professionals. The primary functions of the club include educational and social services for students interested in information technologies. Students from all majors are welcome.


Athletic Training Student Club

Advisor: Dr. Heather Hudson


Phone: (704) 406-3810

Office: Bost 139


The Athletic Training Student Club is designed to help support students who are interested in or majoring in Athletic Training. While the club is academic in nature, much of the focus is on service to the community. As a member, students participate in community service, fundraisers, conferences, social events, and so much more.


Exercise Science Club

Advisor: Dr. Jeff Hartman


Phone: (704) 406-3202


Honors Student Association

Advisor: Dr. Tom Jones


Phone: (704) 406-4369

Office: Withrow 112


HAS serves as the co-curricular arm of the University Honors Program. HAS activities focus on academic and social enrichment as well as expanding cultural awareness and providing travel opportunities locally, regionally, nationally and internationally.



Advisors: Claire Torrence / Quanza Mooring

Email: /

Phone: (704) 406-2307 / (704) 406-3886

Office: TSC 347


HOSA provides all students from different majors an interdisciplinary approach to learning about the healthcare field. As a local chapter, our primary purpose is to serve the needs of its members and educate them on ethical practices in healthcare, environmental concerns, and service to the community. At the regional and national level, there are also opportunities to recognize individual achievements in competitions.


Institute of Managerial Accountants

Advisor: Sandra Mankins


Phone: (704) 406-2215

Office: Hamrick 108


The IMA organization at the professional level is the worldwide association for accountants and financial professionals working in business. Gardner-Webb’s IMA Student Club is the student counterpart of the professional IMA organization. The club gives students the opportunity to network with accounting and finance professionals, attend professional continuing education seminars and fellowship with other accounting and finance students.


Math Club Sigma

Advisor: Dr. Olga Poliakova


Phone: (704) 406-4430

Office: Withrow 107


The Math Club is open to all majors. We participate in service projects (Octoberfest, winter clothing collection for the needy persons in the community, book collection for the Care for Aids Project, and other service projects), we go on trips and hikes, attend math conferences, participate in Math Jeopardy and conduct problem solving contests, have movie socials, and attend sports events at GWU to support the GWU Bulldogs.



Advisor: Dr. Mark Cole


Phone: (704) 406-2263


National Association for Music Education (NAfME), among the world’s largest arts education organizations, is the only association that addresses all aspects of music education. NAfME advocates at the local, state, and national levels, provides resources for teachers, parents, and administrators, hosts professional development events, and offers a variety of opportunities for students and teachers. The Association orchestrates success for millions of students nationwide and has supported music educators at all teaching levels for more than a century.



Advisor: Sara McNeely


Phone: (704) 406-4423

Office: Bost 136


Student NC Association of Educators

Advisor: Dr. Cindy McKinney


Phone: (704) 406-4405


SNCAE is a pre-professional organization for undergraduate and graduate students interested in a career in education. This is a division of the larger North Carolina Association of Educators, which is a leading professional organization for educators in NC.


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College Democrats

Advisor: Dr. Don Olive


Phone: (704) 406-3804


College Republicans

Advisor: Jim Johnson


Phone: (704) 406-4428


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Alpha Chi

Advisor: Dr. June Hobbs


Phone: (704) 406-4412


Alpha Psi Omega

Advisor: Dr. Chris Nelson


Phone: (704) 406-2355

Office: Communications Hall 107


Alpha Psi Omega is the honors fraternity for theatre. Anyone involved with the theatre program may participate. Alpha Psi Omega organizes events such as the 24-hour play festival, and it participates in campus activities such as Relay For Life and Octoberfest. Alpha Psi Omega is dedicated to promoting the Theatre Department as well as to honoring students who succeed in departmental activities and in the classroom.


Alpha Sigma Lambda

Advisor: Elizabeth Pack


Phone: (704) 406-2173

Office: Washburn Hall


Alpha Sigma Lambda (Gamma Beta Upsilon Chapter) is devoted to the advancement of scholarship and to recognize nontraditional students continuing their higher education. The honor society was established in 1945. Alpha Sigma Lambda membership is the highest possible honor available to GOAL students at Gardner-Webb University.


Beta Beta Beta

Advisor: Dr. Cathleen Ciesielski


Phone: (704) 406-2141

Office: GLC 111


Beta Beta Beta is a Biology honor society dedicated to the understanding and appreciation of the biological sciences. In order to increase understanding and appreciation, we offer student tutoring sessions every Tuesday night during the spring and fall semester. We also participate in Octoberfest, and we are currently involved in spreading biological knowledge to the North Shelby School through “Show and Tell” and hopefully Science Day this spring.


Delta Mu Delta

Advisor: Sandra Mankins


Phone: (704) 406-2215

Office: Hamrick 108


Delta Mu Delta is an international honor society for Business students that meet certain academic requirements. Undergraduates must be a junior or senior with a GPA of 3.8 or higher and be in the top 10% of their class. Graduate students must have 15 hours completed with a GPA of 3.9 or higher and be in the top 10% of their class.


Gamma Sigma Epsilon

Advisors: Dr. Venita Totten / Dr. Benjamin Brooks

Email: /

Phone: (704) 406-3246 / (704) 406-4387

Office: Withrow 121 / GLC 202


Kappa Delta Pi

Advisor: TBD


Phi Upsilon

Advisor: Dr. Tracy Arnold


Phone: (704) 406-4359

Office: Elliot 310


The purpose of Phi Upsilon (the Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing) is to create a global community of nurses who lead in using knowledge, scholarship, service and learning to improve the health of the world’s people. Membership is by invitation to baccalaureate and graduate nursing students who demonstrate excellence in scholarship and to nurse leaders exhibiting exceptional achievements in nursing.


Pi Delta Phi

Advisor: Dr. Tamara Cox


Phone: (704) 406-4499

Office: World Languages House


This national French honor society promotes the study of the French language and the Francophone world. Students who have completed at least one 300-level French with at least a B and have a B average (3.0) in all French classes and overall GPA are eligible for lifetime membership.


Psi Chi

Advisors: Dr. James Morgan / Dr. Ivelina Naydenova

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Phone: 704-406-4439 / 704-406-4242

Office: Lindsay 109 / Lindsay 111


Psi Chi is an international honor society whose purpose is to encourage, stimulate, and maintain excellence in scholarship of the individual members in all fields, particularly in psychology, and to advance the science of psychology. To become a member, one must be enrolled as a Major or Minor in the Psychology program, have completed at least 9.0 credit hours of Psychology courses, have an overall GPA of at least 3.0, and have a minimum GPA of 3.0 in the Psychology Department. Members participate in several service projects in the local community and have the opportunity to present their academic findings at SEPA every spring semester.


Sigma Delta Pi

Advisor: Dr. Charles Moore

Phone: (704) 406-4416

Office: World Languages House


Sigma Delta Pi is for Spanish majors who have excelled in the classroom in Spanish and who have demonstrated a love of Hispanic culture and literature and the Spanish language.


Sigma Tau Delta

Advisor: Dr. Shea Stuart


Phone: 704-406-4414

Office: Craig 202A


Sigma Tau Delta is an English honor society for students at four-year colleges and universities. The society is dedicated to fostering literacy and all aspects of the discipline of English. Membership in Sigma Tau Delta is by invitation, extended through a local chapter on behalf of the international organization. Candidates for undergraduate membership must have completed a minimum of two college courses in English language or literature beyond the usual requirements in freshman English. The candidate must have a minimum of a B or equivalent average in English and in general scholarship, must rank at least in the highest thirty-five percent of his/her class, and must have completed at least three semesters or five quarters of college course work.


Sigma Zeta

Advisors: Dr. Don Olive / Mrs. Teralea Moore

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Phone: 704-406-3804 / 704-406-4477

Office: GLC 116 / Withrow 110B


Sigma Zeta is a national undergraduate honor society to encourage and foster the attainment of knowledge in the natural and computer sciences and mathematics. Sigma Zeta also recognizes the attainment of high scholarship among society members.


Theta Alpha Kappa

Advisor: Scott Shauf


Phone: 704-406-2140

Office: Lindsay 314


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Advisor: Jessica Greer


Phone: (704) 406-4486

Office: Undergraduate Admissions


The Gardner-Webb University AcaFelons are an a cappella style, vocal ensemble. The group performs repertoire in various genres of popular music—showcasing their talent by performing at a multitude of on-campus service-oriented or fundraising events, participating in regional and national a cappella competitions, as well as performing with other university a cappella groups in self-organized concerts. The group is dedicated to self-excellence through musical performance and strives to use their talent to serve the Cleveland County community. The AcaFelons value the principles of sacrifice and community service, and require its members to participate in the club’s organized service activities. Auditions for membership in the AcaFelons are open to the student body and are held at the beginning of each semester.


Concert Choir

Advisor: Dr. Paul Etter


Phone: (704) 406-3992

Office: GAR 104 E


Concert Choir is a mixed auditioned touring choir open to all students that sing regularly scheduled concerts as well as events on and off campus.


E. Jerome Scott Gospel Choir

Advisor: Dr. Don Berry


Phone: (704) 406-3840

Office: Lindsay 207 A


The E. Jerome Scott Gospel Choir serves to promote and inspire all people of every race, denomination and age by sharing the word of God through praise and worship. The choir sings on campus, in the local community and beyond.


Heart of Fire Dance Ministry

Advisor: Laurie Baumgardner


Phone: (704) 406-4296


Heart of Fire Dance Ministry is a club that introduces different styles of dances, as well as dancing for a purpose. Every dance that we perform is either for someone we know or for the students as a whole. We perform several different styles of dance which are: jazz, lyrical, contemporary, and hip hop. We also do ballet but have not performed that style yet. Every dance that we create has a story behind it, and we try to tell the story through our dancing.


Joyful Hands Ministry Team

Advisor: Stephanie Oliver


Phone: (704) 406-3614

Office: Frank Nanney Hall 130


Joyful Hands Ministry Team performs contemporary songs in sign language to audiences on Gardner-Webb’s campus, as well as at local churches and for community events.



Advisor: Dr. Patricia Sparti


Phone: (704) 406-4710

Office: GAR 102 B


Symphonic Band

Advisor: Dr. Matt Whitfield


Phone: (704) 406-4457

Office: GAR 205


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American Sign Language Club

Advisor: Robert Moore


Phone: (704) 406-4472

Office: World Languages House


Bulldogs Against Drunk Driving

Advisor: James Parker


Phone: (704) 406-3535

Office: Housing & Residence Education office


B.A.D.D. is a student led organization that spreads awareness and educates the public about the problems associated with drunken and impaired driving. Members also help each other to overcome the tragic events that occur as a result of drunken and impaired driving. B.A.D.D. seeks to make life at Gardner-Webb and in Boiling Springs safer for everyone.


Campus Civitan

Advisor: Erica Morrow


Phone: (704) 406-2478

Office: Washburn Hall 130


Campus Civitan is a collegiate volunteer service organization. Our main focus is helping those with developmental disabilities, but we also work on local projects that provide services to our community. *$5 dues are required for members. Club dues will be used to help fund transportation for special events and a portion will pay International Membership Fees.


Dawg Pound

Advisor: Brian Arnold


Phone: (704) 406-3552

Office: Suttle Wellness Center


The Dawg Pound is for students who want to show school spirit. There is a designated spirit section at GWU athletic events for the Dawg Pound.


Disc Golf Club

Advisor: Kelly Brame


Phone: (704) 406-4257

Office: TSC-Student Activities office



Advisor: Dr. Denise Smith


Phone: (704) 406-4382

Office: Hamrick 207


International Club

Advisor: TBD


LAX Dawgs

Advisor: Abby Nance


Phone: (704) 406-3956


LAX Dawgs is a recreational lacrosse club. The point of the club is to give students an opportunity to learn about the sport of lacrosse and a chance to play. It is for all students and no prior lacrosse experience is necessary to join.


Mosaic French Club

Advisor: Tamara Cox


Phone: 704-406-4499

Office: Foreign Language Building


Mosaic is designed to promote the study of the French language and Francophone cultures. We also promote volunteerism and service learning in the Francophone world.


Philosophy Reading Club

Advisor: Dr. Perry Hildreth


Phone: (704) 406-4112


Psychology Club

Advisors: Dr. Sharon Webb & Dr. Brooke Thompson

Email: /

Phone: (704) 406-3553 / (704) 406-4438

Office: LND 113 / LND 115


The Psychology Club is open to any student, regardless of major, who has an interest in diverse areas of the psychology discipline. This club seeks to provide opportunities for educational, volunteerism, and other fun experiences among students, between students/faculty, and students/community.


Release Club

Advisor: TBD


Student Alumni Association

Advisor: Brad Vaughn


Phone: (704) 406-2474

Office: Alumni House


SAA helps to enhance the GWU student experience as well as development of partnerships with the GWU Alumni Association through its many educational, entertainment, and/or community service activities.


Student Athlete Advisory Council

Advisor: Taylor Jordan


Phone: (704) 406-3329


Student Entertainment Association

Advisor: Karissa Weir


Phone: (704) 406-4732

Office: TSC 150


Student Nurses Association

Advisor: Dr. Nicole Waters


Phone: (704) 406-2302

Office: Elliot 113


SNA encompasses a group of compassionate, community serving, and dedicated nursing students here at Gardner-Webb University. SNA is a service-based organization within the School of Nursing. We strive to enhance our leadership capabilities while participating in community based activities such as Octoberfest, blood drives, blood pressure screenings, backpacks for kids, and much more. Each year we have the opportunity of attending local and national conventions to expand our realm of resources and future career options. As a part of SNA, you are also registered as a member of NCANS, North Carolina Association of Nursing Students and NSNA, the National Student Nurses Association; this is much more than your typical college club. SNA membership is on the rise.  Each year our membership has increased, and we would love to see it continue to expand. Our meetings are open to anyone interested in the nursing program and meetings are held monthly.


Yearbook Staff

Advisor: TBA

Want to help immortalize the college experience of yourself and your friends? Enjoy writing, taking pictures, having fun, eating pizza, and adding valuable experience to your resume? Well, you, yes, YOU will have an opportunity to do all five with the Gardner-Webb University yearbook, The Webb!


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Campus Ministries United

Advisor: Neal Payne


Phone: (704) 406-4278

Office: TSC 230


CMU provides students with opportunities for worship (Verge), service (Outreach, Athletic, Prison Fellowship, FOCUS, Pastoral Care), local and international missions, discipleship (Retreats, Men’s and Women’s small group bible studies), and fellowship. CMU’s vision is to promote a passionate and enduring devotion to Christ among the students of GWU.


Fellowship of Christian Athletes

Advisor: Jim Corn


Phone: 704-406-4288


Religious Studies Association

Advisor: Dr. Joe Collins


Phone: (704) 406-4459

Office: LND 307


RSA is a religious organization that is open to all students from all majors. Our aim is to create community among students who are interested in academic and/or professional aspects of the field of Religious Studies and Philosophy. We have three to four meetings each semester, which consist of meet-and-greets with professors and students, service projects, visiting other religious traditions, and more.


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Fundraising Proposal Form 

Prior to conducting a fundraising event on-campus, the Fundraising Proposal Form must be completed and submitted to the Office of Student Leadership Development. Once the proposal is reviewed, you will be contacted about whether or not it is approved.  To expedite the process, please provide all the information requested.

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Social-Spirit-Service Documentation Form

Each club/organization is expected to fulfill the
3 Ss: Social, Spirit and Service. We believe this is a great way to help students learn leadership skills in areas that are important to the university and the community. Requested funding will be allocated based on the club’s involvement in these areas.

Online Form