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Student Clubs & Organizations


Athletic Training Club

The Lenoir-Rhyne Athletic Training Club fosters a concern for progress of sports medicine, while allowing students to opportunity to participate in professional organizations.

Ballooning, Engineering, And Rocketry Club’s purpose is to inspire and engage students to solve real-world problems, think critically, and gain hands-on experience with through various engineering experiments and projects.

Honor Societies
Honor societies recognize academically gifted students while providing learning and leadership opportunities beyond the classroom.

purpose is to further the education of nursing students; provide programs on the health care industry; to aid in the development of the student as a whole person, in their professional role, and in their responsibility of the health care of people in all walks of life.

LRU Powell-Pasour Society educates themselves on all matters having to do with the Physician Assistant profession, as well as provide educational and professional guidance to the incoming PA classes. They also serve as liaison to other PA school communities in North Carolina and abroad.

Mauney Economics & Business Club
The Economics & Business Club creates awareness on economic issues and fosters the economic and financial literacy of students.

·National Association for Music Educators is about advancing music education by promoting the understanding and making of music by all.

Pre-Health Club
Students aspiring to enter the health field are provided with mentors who provide support and resources for club members.

Student Occupational Therapy Association (SOTA)
SOTA aims to increase campus and community awareness of the occupational therapy profession.

URSA Mathematica
The Math Club exists to promote mathematical interest, enthusiasm, and involvement in the Lenoir-Rhyne and Hickory community. Students recognize and celebrate the ubiquitous pretense and role of mathematics in modern society and the vocational opportunities to mathematics students.

Arts & Media

A Capella Choir
The A Cappella Choir is Lenoir-Rhyne University's flagship choral ensemble which is open to all students by audition. A service and student organization of the University, the Choir is first and foremost an ensemble that learns the art of singing and engages in an active performance schedule.

Lenoir-Rhyne students have the opportunity to participate in many instrumental music ensembles, regardless of their major. These opportunities include: Marching Band, Wind Symphony, Jazz Ensemble, Brass Ensemble, and Percussion Ensemble.

Debate Team

The Lenoir-Rhyne Debate Team helps prepare students for the various persuasive situations that all individuals face. By focusing on improving debate on campus, in the community, and at collegiate debate competitions, students practice adaptive, researched performances in a wide variety of places throughout the country.

Film Club is a collaborative filmmaking team that is passionate about creating artistic works on campus and the surrounding area.

LR News (LRN)
Lenoir-Rhyne News is the media outlet of the School of Journalism & Mass Communication. It includes campus radio (99.3 WLRZ, The Lair), the student produced newspaper and television shows. LRN’s media network is open to all students and serves to develop skills, build résumés and experience, while having fun and networking with those in the business.

The Playmakers stimulate interest in the dramatic arts and provide a theatre experience for the community. They are also considered the official producing body for the Lenoir-Rhyne Theatre program

Recreation & Games


Students develop effective communication, teamwork, and a competitive spirit, while competing against other universities in video games.

Equestrian Club
Students are provided with the opportunity to participate in equestrian activities, including competitive riding.

The intramural program is designed to provide opportunities for students, faculty & staff to participate in events that are not only fun, but also serve as a way to meet others who share common interests.

Los Osos Ultimate Club

Los Osos, meaning “the bears” in Spanish, provides a structured opportunity for friendly and competitive play of the sports of Ultimate Frisbee.

Sugarbears Dance Team

The Sugarbears Dance Team is a part of Lenoir-Rhyne’s Spirit Team. They perform at football and basketball games.

Video Game Club
The video game club
is dedicated to bringing campus gamers together for casual play, local tournaments and National Esport competitions.

Religious & Spiritual

Campus Crusade for Christ (CRU)
Campus Crusade for Christ is a nondenominational Christian ministry on campus that serves as a spiritual resource for the Lenoir-Rhyne community. CRU aims to help others grow closer to the Lord in a fun, safe environment.

Catawba Valley Young Life
A non-denominational Christian ministry that reaches out to adolescents through volunteers, staff, club meetings, and camps by building meaningful relationships in a Christ-centered environment.

Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA)
An interdenominational Christian sports ministry to see the world impacted for Jesus Christ through the influence of coaches and athletes.

InterVarsity Christian Fellowship
InterVarsity Christian Fellowship/USA is a vibrant campus ministry that establishes and advances witnessing communities of students and faculty. We minister to students and faculty through small group Bible studies, large gatherings on campus, leadership training, thoughtful discipleship and life-changing conferences and events.

Lutheran Student Movement (LSM)

The mission of the Lenoir-Rhyne Lutheran Student Movement is to encourage active participation in God’s Kingdom through relationship, study, and service.

Nu Generation Gospel Choir

Nu Generation is an entirely student led organization with the sole purpose of "spreading the love of Jesus Christ through music and song."

Ratio Christi
Ratio Christi (Latin for ‘The Reason of Christ’) is a global movement that equips university students and faculty to give historical, philosophical, and scientific reasons for following Jesus Christ.

Community Service & Awareness

Circle K

Circle K International develops university students into a global network of responsible citizens and leaders with a lifelong commitment to service.

Hearing and Deaf Signers (H.A.N.D.S.)
H.A.N.D.S. is an organization that promotes Deaf Awareness both on campus and within the Hickory community, and is open to all LR students. H.A.N.D.S. activities include: Deaf Awareness Week, silent dinners and movie nights.

Suicide, Abuse, and Rape Awareness (S.A.R.A.)
S.A.R.A.’s purpose is to encourage a stronger sense of community and issue awareness on the University’s campus. This will serve to better combat issues — specifically Suicide, Abuse and Rape — which students face on our campus.

Culture & Politics

Black Student Alliance (BSA)
Black Student Alliance, known around campus as BSA, is an organization that proudly stands on the emphasis of community service, expanding out of our local community as well as partnering with local organizations to be more active on campus.

Christians United for Israel
Christians United for Israel is an American pro-Israel Christian organization that defines itself as "a national grassroots movement focused on the support of Israel."

College Democrats
College Democrats support all efforts to increase the participation of college students in Democratic affairs. They work to educate and train members so that they may be better able to educate students about the philosophy of the Democratic Party and affect political change on the local, state, and national level.

College Republicans

LR College Republicans seek to expand and create a positive image of the GOP's brand while creating a space for genuine discussions of political issues.

International Club

Lenoir-Rhyne offers multiple opportunities for students to enhance their studies through international study and experiences. The Office for International Education initiates, coordinates, and supports activities and programs that internationalize Lenoir-Rhyne University.

Gay Straight Alliance

GSA Network is a next-generation LGBTQ racial and gender justice organization that empowers and trains queer, trans and allied youth leaders to advocate, organize, and mobilize an intersectional movement for safer schools and healthier communities

North Carolina Student Legislature (NCSL)
The North Carolina Student Legislature (NCSL), founded in 1937, is the oldest active student legislature in the country. More than 5,000 students from more than 25 public and private universities, colleges, technical schools, and community colleges across the state have experienced the educational opportunity offered by the NCSL. The NCSL serves two fundamental purposes. First, through actual participation in a model General Assembly, it provides students with a close-up, practical education in the political and legislative processes. Secondly, NCSL affords students a statewide forum for expressing their ideas and opinions on current issues to state and national leaders.

Student Governance & Leadership

Broyhill Leaders

The Broyhill Institute for Business Leadership seeks to encourage greater understanding of the workings of the American economic system, the values of private enterprise, and business leadership in a free society. They also aim to develop the business, economic and leadership skills of future and current business persons by stimulating a values-centered study of business leadership and economic issues.

Campus Activities Board (CAB)

The Campus Activities Board provides entertaining and educational programming, along with leadership opportunities, to a diverse campus community. It will enhance and enrich the academic curriculum and provide a social outlet to promote unity among students, faculty, staff and friends of LRU.

NC Student Legislature (NCSL)
The NCSL serves two fundamental purposes. First, through actual participation in a model General Assembly, it provides students with a close-up, practical education in the political and legislative processes. Secondly, NCSL affords students a statewide forum for expressing their ideas and opinions on current issues to state and national leaders. NCSL's voice is heard at many levels, and more than 40% of NCSL's legislative ideas have been written into law.

Student-Athlete Advisory Council (SAAC)

The student-athlete advisory council (SAAC) is a committee made up of student-athletes assembled to provide insight on the student-athlete experience. The SAAC also offers input on the rules, regulations, and policies that affect student-athletes' lives on NCAA member institution campuses.

Student Government Association (SGA)
The Lenoir-Rhyne Student Government Association is the largest student group on campus. It represents and is made up of the entire student body of LRU. The student body elects representatives to serve as SGA officers, but all students are member of the Association.