Chartered by the Student Government Association

Backpacking Club

This club provides opportunities for students to participate in day hikes and overnight backpacking trips in the beautiful mountains near the Lees-McRae College campus. Students will learn the skills necessary to enjoy the activities as well as the safety considerations for backcountry camping and travel.

Beekeeping Club

By joining and participating in this club, students are able to learn the art of beekeeping.  Students will learn how to maintain bee hives and have the opportunity to suit up and work with the bees and attempt to harvest honey.

Campus Ministry Leadership Team

Students involved with this team help plan and prepare for the WOW (Worship on Wednesday) services, lead student Bible study groups, and plan and implement community service projects.

Club of Athletic Training (CAT)

Chartered in 1994 to increase the knowledge of Athletic Training on campus and improving the Athletic Training Education Program at Lees-McRae College.

Competition Climbing Team

This club provides training sessions at the Lees-McRae College indoor rock climbing wall located in the Carol and Glenn Arthur Student Recreation Complex. Students who are serious about training for and competing in rock climbing competition events have the opportunity to travel to area climbing competitions and compete as a team. The LMC Competition Climbing Team also hosts the annual REEL ROCK Film Tour at Lees-McRae College as a fund raising event for the Carolina Climbers Coalition.

Fishing Interest Group

This interest group started in the fall of 2010. This group provides fun opportunities for students to learn the art of fly fishing as well as lake fishing for bass. Clinics are held at the Mill Pond on the Lees-McRae College campus as well as along area streams and rivers.

International Club

This group gathers for fellowship and discussion of cultural and global concerns. All are invited!

Kayak Interest Group

This new group offers kayak roll clinics in the Lees-McRae College pool along with an introduction to the equipment utilized and the basic paddling skills needed to enjoy kayaking. This group offers students the opportunity to enjoy trips to Wildcat Lake for additional kayak practice in a beautiful outdoor flat water setting.

LMC Dancers

Students have the opportunity to dance on a team and perform at various LMC events.

LMC Equestrian

Lees McRae College Equestrian provides the opportunity for students to engage in horsemanship skills through Yonahlossee Saddle Club as well an overall equine experience at Dutch Creek Trails. As students are building relationships with our equine friends, they are also building relationships within our group and the community.

LMC Players

LMC Players is a student-directed touring theatre for youth troupe that was created by an LMC senior as an arts management class project. She then asked to put it into practice, and LMC Players was born. They meet weekly to rehearse, explore youth theatre issues and techniques, and often write their own plays. The group then books its own performances in area elementary schools and libraries.

Nerd Club

Order of the Tower

Established in 1962, the Order of the Tower is an organization serving the College in a leadership capacity to promote the general welfare of the college. Membership is limited to twelve outstanding students. Selections are made in April.

PAWS (Programming Activities With Students)

PAWS brings events to campus, providing students with all kinds of entertainment. Whether it is movies, open mic nights, comedians or large-scale events such as inflatables or laser tag, PAWS helps bring the Lees-McRae Campus to life.

Peer Educators

Peer Educators are a group of students who work closely with Counseling Services to provide peer education, support and outreach. Peer Educators live in Residence Halls and are available for any student in need of a helping hand. Past programs have included events for Alcohol Awareness, Eating Disorder Awareness, Post Secret display, and Taste of LMC (an international food social). Students who are serious about providing resources and mental health education are encouraged to apply. Peer Educator selection takes place during the spring semester.

Pet Council

This council oversees our pet-friendly campus and reviews all pet applications.

Phi Beta Lambda

Phi Beta Lambda is a service and social fraternity for students of business, management or administration.

Residence Hall Association

The purpose is to give residential students the opportunity to plan social activities and educational programs, to make recommendations in policy development, and to address issues or concerns about the residential living experience as expressed by residents in the building.

Rock Climbing Club

The mountains of western North Carolina contain some of the best rock climbing sites in the southeast. This club offers students day and overnight trips to these areas for opportunities to experience the adventure of rock climbing as well as learn the skills necessary to enjoy the activity and learn the related risk management techniques.

SAAC (Student Athletic Advisory Committee)

A group of student athletes who work together to discuss pertinent issues for student athletes.

SAVE (Students Against a Vanishing Environment)

A student activist organization aimed at raising the environmental, social, and political consciousness on the Lees-McRae College campus and in Avery County.

Search and Rescue Team

The Search and Rescue Team is a volunteer club whose purpose is to provide students with a place to practice finding victims, as well as learn how to treat minor injuries and evacuate injured individuals. Students will also have an opportunity to participate in active searches.

SOAR (Students of All Races)

SOAR promotes cultural diversity, awareness and fellowship among LMC students.


Spectrum is a social and educational group in dialogue about LGBTQ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender or Questioning) issues on the LMC campus.

Sports and Wellness Club (SAWS)

This club is for any student who is interested in or is majoring in sports management at LMC.

Student Government Association

This is the governing council for all students at Lees-McRae College. SGA serves as the voice for all LMC students. Get involved! Make a Difference!

Swim Club

The Swim Club is a club where students can join together to develop not only a friendship but a talent for swimming as well. We practice Monday-Thursday to learn things as competitors and as swimmers that the water can teach us. This club has allowed students who are athletic but not considered a collegiate athletic prove to themselves and to the school that talent is within everyone.

Greek Service Organizations

AAY (Alpha Alpha Psi) - Fraternity

BOK (Beta Omega Kappa) – Fraternity

DOT (Delta Omicron Theta) – Sorority

DZN (Delta Zeta Nu) – Sorority