Clubs and Organizations

Lees-McRae Campus Life offers a variety of clubs and organizations for you to get involved with! Want to start your own? Just find five other interested students!

Expand the club name below to learn more.


    Alpha Psi Omega

    Alpha Psi Omega (APO) is a theatre honors society dedicated to helping students, the Theatre Arts department, and the community through the arts. They are also a family that unifies people to enjoy the arts. They meet each Friday at 5:30 p.m.

    Beta Omega Kappa

    Beta Omega Kappa (BOK) is the Lees-McRae community service-based fraternity. Their goal is to shape young men into gentleman and community leaders. They are closely affiliated with the Red Cross Association and host on-campus blood drives throughout the academic year. BOK meets on Thursdays at 9:30 p.m. For more information, contact Andre Caldwell.

    Business Administration Dean's Council

    The Dean’s Council’s purpose is to unite, educate, and give professional experience to Lees-McRae’s students. Additionally, the Council increases public knowledge of the students and faculty of the School of Business and Management by hosting open interactive events. From Wii Wednesday and Professional Dress Friday to the Do’s and Don’ts Interview Fashion Show, the possibilities for growth are endless! The Council meets every other Monday at 8 p.m. in the Shelton Learning Commons. For more information, contact Amanda Lubkemann.

    Common Ground

    Common ground is an all-inclusive community service organization. They volunteer with multiple organizations within Avery and Watauga counties, including the Avery County Missional Network and the Hospitality House. Weekly meetings include discussions, games, and home-cooked dinners. As a group, they strive to find the “common ground” between all of us. Meetings are held at the Historic Banner Elk School (Rm. 7) across the street from Lees-McRae. For more information, contact Leigh Anne Wilson.

    Creative Writing Club

    The Creative Writing Club provides a platform for the creative expression of the student body, regardless of race, gender, and sexual orientation. Their annual anthology, “Ragweed,” features works of short fiction, nonfiction, and poetry written by Lees-McRae students. This organization meets twice a week in the Shelton Learning Commons. For more information, contact Nolan Capps.

    Delta Omicron Theta

    Delta Omicron Theta (DOT) is one of two Lees-McRae service-based sororities. DOT loves to bring new events to Lees-McRae, in addition to preserving the traditions of the sorority. One of their most popular events is their annual spring DOTchella Party. For more information, contact Shelley Ryals.


    eSports athletes compete nationally against other collegiate teams in League of Legends, Hearthstone, StarCraft2, and Overwatch. They practice, strategize, watch replays, and hold matches in their own arena. They have several Razer Peripherals and a dedicated Twitch page. LMC eSports athletes have competitions TeSPA, Strive Wire, Battlefy, and the Collegiate Star League. Most notably, their placed 4th in a Jan. 2015 League of Legends tournament. For more information, contact Davis Faw.

    Fly Fishing Club

    The Fly Fishing Club strives to educate and encourage student participation in the sport of fly fishing. The club teaches the fundamentals of the sport and promotes conservation of our local waters and fishes. Events include November Fly Fishing Film Festival and Fishing with President Lee King on Thursdays at 3:30 p.m. Interested students of all skill levels are welcome to go fishing with them! For more information, contact Cody Simmons.

    [Insert Name Here] Improv Club

    [Insert Name Here] Improv Club is an organization dedicated to bringing joy and laughter to those around campus. They work together to learn the art of improv, and bring a smile to the faces of their peers! They meet every Friday night at 7 p.m. in the Dance Studio, on the bottom floor of the Theatre building. For more information, contact Logan Bryant.

    Lees-McRae Student Nurses Association

    The Lees-McRae Student Nursing Association focuses on health promotion, professionalism in aspiring registered nurses, and creating fellowships among our nursing students. Their goal is to instill a sense of responsibility and accountability towards community outreach, a necessity for being a successful nursing professional. The Nursing Association meets semi-regularly in the May School (Rm. 104). For more information, contact Tori Anderson.

    Pre-Veterinary Club

    Pre-Vet Club seeks to inform interested students about graduate schools, applications, and careers. Moreover, they provide opportunities for students to earn hours of experience that they can transfer on to veterinary school. Their future plans include attending an open house at NC State’s Veterinary School and possibly a veterinary symposium. The Club meets once a month. For more information, contact Jaden Acklin.

    Sisters of Stardust

    Sisters of Stardust gives people of all walks of faith a chance to understand and incorporate the natural world into their own lives. They teach about crystals and herbs, and study their uses. They also study tarot cards and how they can be used no matter who you are. This club will do activities such as candle or wax making with essential oils. Their motto is “the only difference between a flower and a weed is perspective.” Sisters of Stardust meets each Thursday at 9 p.m. For more information, contact Raven Lewellen.

    Sois Toi Même

    Sois Toi Même is a French phrase meaning “be yourself.” Sois Toi Même endeavors to be a club where everyone is welcomed, can be themselves, and is a part of a family. They organize activities such as: Spring Fiesta, dodgeball and bowling nights, and the International Food, Dance, and Music Fair. Their motto is “Be the change, be yourself.” For more information, contact Gladys Bolawa.

    Student Government Association

    The Student Government Association (SGA) is a multifunctional group that strives for the continuous improvement of Lees-McRae. SGA represents and advocates for all Lees-McRae students. Moreover, SGA oversees Registered Student Organizations to ensure constitution compliance and club success. They foster Bobcat pride and develop student leaders in conjunction with the Student Development Office. SGA meets on Mondays at 7 p.m. in the Shelton Learning Commons. Meeting dates vary, so contact them beforehand if you are interested in attending. For more information, contact Jaden Acklin.

    Herpetology Club

    The Herpetology Club, started in 2017, endeavors to serve all human and scaly friends on Lees-McRae’s Campus. All are welcome to learn and share experiences about herps such as lizards, geckos, snakes, frogs, and salamanders. In conjunction with the college, Herp Club runs the “Herp Room” where students can register and store their herp pets safely on campus.

    Programming Committee (ProCo)

    The Campus Life Programming Committee (ProCo) brainstorms, plans, and hosts many of the events at Lees-McRae. ProCo host semi-regular events such as trivia, bubble soccer, and inclusivity training, as well as unique events such as Necessity Bingo and Karaoke Night. Creative and energetic students interested in making campus even more welcoming and fun are encouraged to join. ProCo meets on Wednesday nights at 6pm in the Dining Hall. For more information, contact Hannah Finkelstein.

Club and Organization Forms

Below you will find the Registered Student Handbook and Registered Student Organization Forms. Please note that only current students can submit these documents. If you have any questions, please reach out to Hannah Finkelstein, Director of Campus Life and Student Engagement, at

Registered Student Organization Handbook

Establish a New Registered Student Organization

Registered Student Organization Roster

Registered Student Organization Program Request

Registered Student Organization Funding Request

Artwork Approval Form for Student Organizations