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Student Activity Council

The students at the International Study Center have organized a council to meet regularly and plan on social activities for international students on campus as well as outside campus.

Read about the Student Activity Council.

Greek life

Over 1,500 students are strong and vital members of the Fraternity and Sorority community at James Madison University. The campus has a strong Greek system with more than 20 chapters on campus.

Fraternity and Sorority Life offers students a unique opportunity to have a balanced college life with a focus on academic excellence, brotherhood/sisterhood, community service, and responsible social interaction. It allows students to make lasting friendships with individuals that share similar goals, ideals, and common purposes.

Student clubs and organizations

JMU boasts over 350 different student clubs and organizations providing opportunities to make friends with American students and other international students from over 70 countries around the world.

With such huge choice there is something for everyone. Here is a sample of some of the clubs that you can join:

Student media

Environmental and social issues

Arts and culture

Other interests

  • The Bluestone - JMU's yearbook
  • The Breeze - JMU's award-winning student newspaper
  • Gardy Loo - Student arts magazine
  • WXJM - student-run radio station
  • Environmental Awareness and Restoration Through our Help (EARTH)
  • James Madison Eco Community
  • Building Tomorrow
  • Global Nonviolence Club
  • Amnesty International
  • Habitat for Humanity
  • The Blues Tones and Exit 245 (a cappella groups)
  • Brass Band Club
  • Flute Club
  • Drumline
  • Opera Guild
  • Stratford Players (theater production)
  • Cinemuse Film Club
  • Breakdance Club
  • Golf Club
  • Madison Motorsports
  • Outdoor Adventure Club
  • Knitwits (knitting club)
  • Scuba Diving
  • Belly Dance

Ethnic and cultural organizations

  • African Student Organization
  • Asian Student Union
  • Association of Black Psychologists
  • Black Student Alliance
  • Brothers of a New Direction
  • Chinese Student Association
  • Circolo Culturale Italiano
  • French Club
  • International Student Association
  • Korean Student Association
  • Latino Student Alliance
  • Mid-East Interest Club (Middle Eastern culture)
  • Multicultural Women For Change
  • National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP)
  • Spanish Club
  • Students for Minority Outreach
  • Vietnamese Student Association
  • Women of Color

Academic and professional organizations

  • Anthropology Club
  • Association of Energy Engineers
  • Association of IT Professionals
  • Economics Club
  • Environmental Management Club
  • Geography Club
  • Geological Society
  • Graduate Student Association
  • IEEE Computer Society
  • Integrated Science and Technology Honors Society
  • Madison Investment Fund
  • Madison Marketing Association
  • Madison Political Affairs Club
  • Mathematics and Statistics Club
  • Pre-Dental Organization
  • Pre-Law Society
  • Pre-Med Association
  • Pre-Pharmacy Society
  • Psychology Club
  • Public Relations Student Society
  • Society for Human Resource Management
  • Society for Technical Communication
  • Society of Automotive Engineers
  • Society of Manufacturing Engineers
  • Society of Physics Students

Spiritual and religious organizations

  • United Methodist Church
  • Aletheia Campus Organization (dialog on spiritual issues)
  • Baha'i Association
  • Bring Your Own Spirituality
  • Catholic Campus Ministry
  • Chi Alpha Christian Fellowship
  • Christian Student Union
  • Contemporary Gospel Singers
  • Divine Unity
  • Fellowship of Christian Athletes
  • Freethinkers (religious diversity)
  • Greek Intervarsity (Christian Ministry)
  • Hillel Counselorship (Jewish)
  • Impact (international, nondenominational Christian)
  • Intervarsity Christian Fellowship
  • Latter Day Saints Student Association
  • Living Buddhism
  • Lutheran Campus Ministry
  • Muslim Student Association
  • Orthodox Christian Fellowship
  • Presbyterian Campus Ministry
  • Wesley Foundation (United Methodist)
  • Young Life Leadership