Registered Student Organizations

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Student Organization Services has over 150 student organizations! Find one that fits your needs today! Take our Involvement Quiz, and read about the different types below. If you don't see one you like, start your own by completing our Intent to Organize a New Student Organization Form. Perks of being a registered student organization are locker and mailboxes, funding requests, co-sponsorship opportunities, access to student organization workspace, and much, much more! 

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College of Arts and Sciences Organizations

  • American Medical Student Association
    • The American Medical Student Association is committed to improving health care and healthcare delivery to all people; promoting active improvement in medical education; involving its members in the social, moral and ethical obligations of the profession of medicine; assisting in the improvement and understanding of world health problems; contributing to the welfare of medical students, premedical students, interns, residents and post-MD/DO trainees; and advancing the profession of medicine.
  • Association for Computing Machinery
    • The Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) is an organization for those interested in computing as a career. We hold fun events like LAN parties, board game nights, and movie nights. We also participate in the ICPC Programming Contest and host the Computer Science Department's Spring Banquet.
  • Beta Beta Beta (TriBeta) – Biological Honor Society
    • Welcome to TriBeta the oldest Biological Honors Society in the United States, with the Lamar Delta Omicron Chapter dating back to the 1970s. We are all about promoting scholarship in the life sciences, which basically means helping each other get involved and stay involved in biological research while an undergrad or graduate student at Lamar University.  We welcome members from both Biology and Environmental Science majors.  If you can't make a meeting or track down an officer, please contact me, Dr. Matthew Hoch (TriBeta Advisor, Associate Professor of Aquatic and Microbial Ecology, Ph.D. Marine Biology and Biochemistry) at hoch@lamar.edu.
  • Black Legal Society
    • The Black Legal Society is an organization that was created to bridge the gap between African American students, as well as other minority groups, and our connected and privileged counterparts. Black Legal Society also has been created to mend the relationship between the minority community and the criminal justice system.
  • Criminal Justice Student Association
    • Welcome to the criminal justice student association. This organization stems from the criminal justice department in Mae's building. We accept students from any major, classification, and academic standing. We strive to help our members succeed all through their educational years and well into their careers. You can find us at school events and recruiting throughout the school. Feel free to come up to us, where we will happily answer any questions/concerns you may have. Being part of this organization is not just a way to help get you through college, it is also a way for you to gain multiple opportunities for your future.
  • LU Geological Society
    • U.G.S. is an academic organization focused on promoting and encouraging interest in the earth and space sciences.
  • LU Pre-Dental Society
    • A student-run organization that promotes and advances the rights, interest, and welfare of students pursuing a career in dentistry. We strive to provide information about dentistry and the dental school application process, connect members with dentists to shadow, and provide service opportunities for our members. Our society introduces students to organized dentistry and aims to better the profession and its interests.
  • LU Pre-Physician Assistant Club
    • Lamar University Pre-Physician Assistant Club allows those interested to join a community of students interested in the Physician Assistant Profession. With this organization, it will help and give advice to students in those moving forward with their goals.
  • Lamar University Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics
    • The Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM) is the ideal organization for students to apply their knowledge competitively. Subjects of interest include math, finance, physics, programming, statistics and more. SIAM is about learning, involvement, teamwork, and most of all, fun!
  • LU Mathematics Club
    • Math Club is for anyone who is interested in mathematics. No dues - math is free! Members engage in a variety of activities, ranging from having guest or faculty speakers, social events (i.e. movie nights), and solving fun/interesting problems for prizes. Every year the club decides what to do, and new ideas are always welcome.
  • LU Moot Court Association
    • Our purpose is to have members become familiar with case law and appellate level judicial proceedings, develop strong analytical and rhetorical skills, develop strong persuasive speaking skills, and enhance critical thinking skills.
  • LU Pre-Law Society
    • To associate in the interest of developing attitudes toward a career in law, and to serve as a learning center to develop the membership in preparation for making application to and attending law school.
  • LU Texas Nursing Student Association
    • To provide an opportunity for professional and personal growth in nursing through regular participation in social and community activities, cultural programs, and service projects. These activities will promote leadership abilities and facilitate a team approach in planning and executing activities.
  • Minority Health and Medical Student Association
    • Minority Health & Medical Students Association (MHMSA) is an organization created to provide health resources to ALL health-related majors and professions.
  • Pi Sigma Alpha – National Political Science Honor Society
    • The Political Science National Honor Society, we are the Zeta Lambda Chapter. To become a member, students must apply, must have junior status, taken at least 10 hours in political science courses and have a 3.0 in political science classes and a 3.0 overall GPA
  • Pre-Pharmacy Interscholastic League of Students
    • The Pre-Pharmacy Interscholastic League of Students is an organization to benefit all pre-pharmacy students at Lamar. The organization engages in conversation about the PCAT, the process of applying to pharmacy schools and classes that recommended for the pharmacy field. The group gets involved in community service, learns leadership skills, and is provided with experience in the Pharmacy field.
  • Pre-Optometry Professional Society
    • The purpose of POPS is to offer pre-optometry students the opportunity to obtain firsthand experience with providing eye-related services to communities in Beaumont and neighboring cities. It shall be the purpose of this organization to educate the members about the profession of optometry and the requirements for admission to the professional programs and thereby assist members in becoming successful applicants to the optometry school/college of their choice. POPS shall strive to promote fellowship, provide opportunities for leadership, and perform community service.
  • Psi Chi – International Honor Society in Psychology
    • An active chapter of the International Honor Society in Psychology, Psi Chi promotes and recognizes student scholarship and academic excellence. One of approximately 1000 nationally, Lamar's Psi Chi chapter broadens professional experience by sponsoring visits to local businesses and mental health agencies, scheduling accomplished guest speakers and attending state and regional psychology conferences. Psi Chi faculty and student members also build camaraderie and personal relationships through intramural sports.
  • Psychology Association of Lamar Students
    • The Psychology Association of Lamar Students (P.A.L.S) is open to all students who have an interest in psychology and joining an on-campus organization. PALS participates in volunteering, community outreach, group retreats, psychology lecture series, and more. PALS usually meets every other week in the SBS building.
  • Sigma Tau Delta: Gamma Nu – International English Honor Society
    • The Society strives to:
      *Confer distinction for high achievement in English language and literature in
      undergraduate, graduate, and professional studies;
      *Provide, through its local chapters, cultural stimulation on college campuses and
      promote interest in literature and the English language in surrounding communities;
      *Foster all aspects of the discipline of English, including literature, language, and
      writing;
      *Promote exemplary character and good fellowship among its members;
      *Exhibit high standards of academic excellence; and
      *Serve society by fostering literacy.
  • Social Work Student Association
    • A Helping Profession - Social Work, an action-oriented profession, helps individuals, families, groups, organizations, and communities identify and develop strengths and resources to address personal, social and societal (political) problems. Social work focuses on the "person-in-the-environment," a unique perspective that allows the social worker to not only address the negative effects of social problems on individuals but to also work to change those social conditions and systems that contribute to human suffering. Social workers make a fundamental difference. Social work is the creative blending of the cognitive (thinking), affective (feeling), and behavioral (doing) abilities of the worker which enables the social worker to create positive change in the people, groups, and institutions that we serve.
  • Student Members of the American Chemical Society
    • The Lamar University Chapter of SAACS is an undergraduate student organization that focuses in preparing students for better employment opportunities and in engaging and sparking interests for science in the community. It is affiliated with the American Chemical Society (ACS), a nonprofit educational and scientific organization chartered by Congress to advance the chemical enterprise and its practitioners. We are going to concentrate on outreach into the community and schools to cultivate an interest in the scientific world. This group is concentrated in the Chemistry department, but we accept all majors! You just need to have an interest in the sciences and the world around you.
  • Students for a Democratic Society
    • SDS or Students for a Democratic Society is a progressive national organization with chapters across numerous campuses. The goals of SDS are, simply put, to further social activism that fights for true changes in our society and to ensure that every student's voice is not only heard but protected from discrimination on campus.
    • We act as an umbrella organization so students regardless of background, racial identity or gender or sexuality can work together to address on-campus grievances through direct action and give a way forward to future activism in our society to fight for progressive changes that can impact the lives of not only ourselves but our communities.
    • We are unaffiliated with the Democratic Party and push for change that can be won beyond just voting although voting is important. SDS can provide numerous organizations on campus an opportunity to unite and not only fight for but to build concrete advancements that benefit us and those around us.
  • Spanish Circle of Lamar
    • The purpose of this organization is to promote service at Lamar University/LIT community at large, to provide for the professional development of our membership, and to offer a social outlet to all those interested in ​Spanish language and culture​. ¡Bienvenidos- Welcome!
  • Walter Prescott Webb State Historical Society
    • The Walter Prescott Webb Historical Society was organized at the University of Texas at Austin in the 1960s after the death of the much-loved Walter P. Webb, author of The Great Plains and history of the Texas Rangers. This statewide organization is affiliated with the Texas State Historical Association, the oldest and most prestigious historical organization in the state. Many branches have been established across Texas. Lamar University formed its local Webb Society chapter in 1981/1982, with Dr. Ralph Wooster and Jo Ann Stiles as the original sponsors. Current faculty sponsors are Dr. Miguel Chavez and Beverly Williams.
    • The mission of the Webb Society is to stimulate interest in all aspects of Texas history, especially that of Beaumont and Jefferson County; to support the exhibits at the Gladys City/Spindletop Museum; to assist in the collection of books and historical documents for the Texas Section of the Lamar University library; to assist the Jefferson County Historical Commission and other local historical societies, and to identify and preserve historical landmarks in Texas.

College of Business Organizations

  • Accounting Society
    • We are an organization of students who seek to professionally network and develop long-term relationships within the accounting and business world. We coordinate professional and social events with the Zeta Tau Chapter of Beta Alpha Psi and welcome all students who wish to pursue a career in the ever-growing and ever-changing field of accounting.
  • Alpha Kappa Psi – Professional Business Fraternity
    • Alpha Kappa Psi is much more than just another organization or club—it is a unique, prestigious association of students, professors, graduates and professionals with common interests and goals. Alpha Kappa Psi provides a valuable educational, friendship and networking opportunities. Alpha Kappa Psi is a co-ed, professional business fraternity, and brotherhood is open to students of all majors.
  • American Marketing Association
    • American Marketing Association is a national organization that acknowledges the growth of people in the business field. By offering a plethora of opportunities and offers, the AMA is the largest Marketing Association that helps not only new students but also anyone looking to better themselves for the future to come.
  • Association for Information Systems Student Chapter of Lamar University (AIS)
    • This is a Student Chapter of the National Association for Information Systems. Our objectives are to:
      Encourage the pursuit of information systems excellence within Lamar University students.
      B. Offer information systems career and technology information to our members.
      C. Provide networking opportunities to those interested in information systems.
  • Beta Alpha Psi – International Honor Organization for Financial Information Systems
    • Honor Society for Accounting Majors
  • College of Business Student Advisory Council
    • The College of Business Student Advisory Council to the Dean serves as the student voice of the College of Business to help address student concerns, promote volunteer, social and networking opportunities and aid in gaining and retaining top tier students.
  • Finance Association
    • The Finance Association encompasses both the local chapter of the Financial Management Association (FMA) and the FMA National Honorary Society, and we have regularly been recognized as a Superior Chapter of FMA International.
  • Construction Management Student Association
    • CMSA's purpose is to promote awareness of the Construction Management program at Lamar, to provide professional development to our members, fun and educational volunteering events, and to offer networking events for CM students.
  • National Association of Black Accountants
    • The mission of NABA, Inc. is to address the professional needs of its members and to build leaders that shape the future of the accounting and finance profession with an unfaltering commitment to inspire the same in their successors.
  • Public Relations Student Society of America
    • Founded in 1967, the Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA) is the foremost organization for students interested in public relations and communications. We advocate rigorous academic standards for public relations education, the highest ethical principles, and diversity in the profession.

College of Education and Human Development Organizations

  • Alpha Sigma Beta – Hospitality and Culinary Student Organization
    • To foster a close relationship between culinary and hospitality students as well as the faculty in our department. We want to encourage leadership. To acquaint students with areas of activity throughout their field that they aspire to one day work in and not only have a job but a career. To promote interest in the profession. To allow students the opportunity to network with area hospitality professionals.
  • Kappa Delta Pi – International Honor Society for Education
    • Kappa Delta Pi, International Honor Society in Education, founded by Dr. William Bagley in 1911 at the University of Illinois, was established to foster excellence in education and promote fellowship among those dedicated to teaching. The founders chose the name from the Greek words to represent knowledge, duty, and power. Pioneering from its beginning by including women as well as men.
  • Kappa Omicron Nu – Human Sciences Honor Society
    • Kappa Omicron Nu is a national honor society for students in the human sciences. The Beta Theta chapter (Lamar's chapter) honors students majoring in one of the areas of Family & Consumer Sciences.
  • Lamar Pre-Physical Therapy & Occupational Therapy Club
    • POTC is an organization made for students who are interested in Physical or Occupational therapy as a future career field. As a group, we provide students with information about internships and observations, volunteering opportunities, new information about the field, the admissions process, and much more. Applying to physical or occupational therapy programs is highly competitive and we strive to give you all the resources necessary for your success Thank you for your interest!!
  • LU Nutrition & Dietetic Association
    • LUNDA is an organization of Lamar University that volunteers, spreads nutritional awareness, and prepares students for prospective dietetic internships.
  • Minority Health and Medical Student Association
    • Minority Health & Medical Students Association (MHMSA) is an organization created to provide health resources to ALL health-related majors and professions.
  • Public Relations Student Society of America
    • Founded in 1967, the Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA) is the foremost organization for students interested in public relations and communications. We advocate rigorous academic standards for public relations education, the highest ethical principles, and diversity in the profession.

College of Engineering Organizations

  • American Academy of Environmental Engineers and Scientists
    • This organization is for any student who is interested in the environmental field. We will host speakers from the professional world, tour facilities, and make important connections in the professional environmental field.
  • American Institute of Chemical Engineers
    • To promote professionalism and provide social activities for Chemical Engineering majors of Lamar University.
  • American Society of Civil Engineers
    • Lamar ASCE is dedicated to the advancement of our student members through student design competitions, networking, resume building, and professional development. Our meetings focus on getting you involved in engineering your future and succeeding in and out of the classroom. We participate in the Texas-Mexico Student Conference each year with a concrete canoe.
  • American Society of Heating, Refrigerating, and Air-Conditioning Engineers
    • Members of the Lamar ASHRAE Chapter will have the opportunity to interact and 'network' with members of the local professional ASHRAE Chapter, to participate in technical tours, learn from guest speakers, present technical papers, and to interact with other students with the same career interests.
  • American Society of Mechanical Engineers
    • To encourage networking and professionalism in the field of Mechanical Engineering.
  • Chi Epsilon – National Civil Engineers Honor Society
    • Dedicated to the purpose of maintaining and promoting the status of civil engineering as an ideal profession, Chi Epsilon was organized to recognize the characteristics of the individual civil engineer deemed to be fundamental to the successful pursuit of an engineering career and to aid in the development of those characteristics in the civil engineering student.
  • Engineers Without Borders
    • Engineers Without Borders (EWB) promotes service to underdeveloped communities through sustainable engineering projects. The organization seeks to instill engineering knowledge and international responsibility in Engineering Students who participate in EWB. EWB is open to all majors, while the majority of our members are engineers, nursing, foreign language and many other majors that can be of great help to our organization.
  • Institute of Industrial and System Engineers
    • To promote a better understanding of the Industrial Engineering profession by an organized effort of group study, research, discussion, and action. To promote a professional attitude among members. To encourage members to take the Engineer-In-Training examination and to obtain their individual registration as Registered Professional Engineers as rapidly as possible.
  • Institute of Electrical & Electronic Engineers
    • IEEE is the world's largest professional association dedicated to advancing technological innovation and excellence for the benefit of humanity. IEEE and its members inspire a global community through IEEE's highly cited publications, conferences, technology standards, and professional and educational activities. IEEE creates an environment where members collaborate on world-changing technologies from computing and sustainable energy systems, to aerospace, communications, robotics, healthcare, and more. The strategic plan of IEEE is driven by an envisioned future that realizes the full potential of the role of IEEE in advancing technology for humanity. The IEEE Brand Identity Toolkit explains the basic usage rules for all corporate identity elements and how to utilize them to create powerful and consistent communications pieces.
  • National Society of Black Engineers
    • The National Society of Black Engineers is the premier organization serving African Americans in science, technology, engineering, and math. As a STEM community service association, NSBE is the link between the African American community and the world of STEM.
  • Omega Chi Epsilon – Chemical Engineers Honor Society
    • Chemical Engineering Honor Society
  • Robotic Cardinals
    • Robotic Cardinals is a team dedicated to designing and constructing VEX robots for competitive purposes. Members are also encouraged to innovate and create new robots that can be used to solve existing problems. Robotic Cardinals are dedicated to all things robotic.
  • Society of Asian Scientists and Engineers
    • We seek to prepare Asian heritage scientists and engineers for success, celebrate diversity on campus, and to provide opportunities for members to make contributions to the local community.
  • Society of Automotive Engineers
    • The purpose of this organization shall be to promote service at Lamar University community at large, to provide for the professional development of our membership, and to offer a social outlet to all those interested in S.A.E. Lamar University Racing will compete in a Mini-Baja Competition. We build and design a Baja Car from the ground up.
  • Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers
    • SHPE changes lives by empowering the Hispanic community to realize its fullest potential and to impact the world through STEM awareness, access, support, and development.
  • Society of Women Engineers
    • The Society of Women Engineers helps to prepare college engineering students for the professional realm, by informing young women, their parents, counselors and the public in general of the achievements of women engineers, and the opportunities open to them.
      We often host events sponsored by neighboring engineering firms which allows students to interact with companies, have fun, and learn what the engineering field is all about.
  • Student Engineering Council
    • An engineering council dedicated to uniting engineering students and their organizations on campus. To serve as the students' representative within the College of Engineering. To provide resources to engineering students for their initiatives that effect positive change. To offer community and leadership experience to its members

College of Fine Arts and Communication

  • Alpha Psi Omega – National Theatre Honor Society
    • To stimulate interest in Theater at Lamar and provide opportunities for artistic growth.
  • Artist Common
    • Our mission is to promote the visual arts on and off-campus and to foster a community of likeminded individuals. Our goals include hosting and participating in numerous art events and exhibitions and providing opportunities for professional development in the visual arts to our members.
  • Kappa Kappa Psi – National Honorary Band Fraternity
    • Kappa Kappa Psi is dedicated to the service of the university or collegiate band program. The Gamma Zeta Chapter of Kappa Kappa Psi was chartered at Lamar University on March 18th, 1954.
  • Lamar Percussion Society
    • This organization’s purpose is to provide educational advancement and networking opportunities for its students by bringing in clinicians that are educators and well learned in the percussion craft, holding concert events where the students can present their skills, helping students to learn valuable skills they will need in their future careers, and educating future members in the surrounding areas.
  • Lambda Pi Eta – National Communication Association Honor Society
    • Lambda Pi Eta (LPH) is the National Communication Association’s official honor society at four-year colleges and universities. LPH has more than 450 active chapters at four-year colleges and universities nationwide. The letters of the honor society––LPH––represents what Aristotle described in Rhetoric as three ingredients of persuasion: logos (Lambda), meaning logic; pathos (Pi), relating to emotion; and ethos (Eta), defined as character credibility and ethics.
  • Lamar University Design Studio
    • Lamar University Design Studio is a student-run organization recognized by the University open to all majors. We provide professional design opportunities such as client projects, speakers, workshops, portfolio reviews, along with the education of and participation in AIGA’s mission and events. AIGA is the professional association for design. We also offer design services as fundraising for professional workshops and lecturers!
  • LU Student Chapter, National Association of Teachers of Singing
    • A group for future (voice-based) music educators
  • LU Chapter Student Academy of Audiology
    • The Lamar Audiology department offers a 4-year doctoral degree in Audiology. Lamar is concentrated heavily on clinical practicum and offers a wide variety of clinical rotation sites in and around Beaumont, Houston, and Lake Charles. Our clinic also encompasses vestibular testing and has the latest equipment technology our field has to offer. The Au.D. program supports and plays an active role in the Texas Academy of Audiology and the American Academy of Audiology. We currently hold a 100% pass rate for the Praxis and 100% job placement following graduation. Lamar is recognized by several prestigious organizations such as the Texas Academy of Audiology and the American Academy of Audiology.
  • National Student Speech, Language, and Hearing Association
    • We are the Lamar University chapter of the National Student Speech-Language-Hearing Association. We invite those pursuing a degree in Communications Sciences and Disorders and related fields to join our network. We work to advocate for those who are underrepresented, volunteer around the community including organizations such as the Shorkey Center and the Arc of Greater Beaumont and fundraise for specific causes pertaining to our field of interest. We also create a professional environment and learn to work interprofessional and network with those in our profession. NSSLHA is an excellent network of Speech and Hearing professionals, working closely with the community and educational SLPs and AUDs. We facilitate and develop the necessary leadership skills. We are committed to professionalism, excellence, and leadership.
  • Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia – National Music Fraternity
    • Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia is a social fraternity for students with a passion for music. It is open to all male students, regardless of academic major or musical talent.
  • Signing Cardinals
    • Signing Cardinals is a student organization that strongly encourages Deaf, Hard-of-Hearing, and Hearing people to make a difference. We provide social events every week for those who want to develop friendships through the Deaf community. We care about growing a strong bond between other people through our organization.
  • Student Advisory Council to the Dean for the College of Fine Arts and Communication
    • Our organization strives to unite the voices of students within the College of Fine Arts and Communications in voicing their concerns and needs to administration. Through this, our mission is to enhance the Lamar University student experience within our college.

Greek Life - Fraternities

Fraternities – Interfraternity Council (IFC)

IFC is home to the oldest chapters in Greek Life history. Each organization holds different recruitment events throughout the year.  IFC chapters are encouraged to maintain a 365-recruiting calendar and will hand out bids (membership invitations) throughout an academic semester. (Must meet the chapter’s GPA requirements.)

  • Alpha Tau Omega
    • Dedicated to helping others in need, building a strong and refined brotherhood, and bring some school spirit to Lamar. Peck 'Em Cards!
  • Kappa Alpha Order
    • In short, Kappa Alpha Order provides a way of life significant to the development of young men.
  • Pi Kappa Alpha
    • Pi Kappa Alpha International Fraternity (ΠΚΑ, Pikes) is an international secret social Greek-letter college fraternity. It was founded at the University of Virginia in the United States on Sunday evening, March 1, 1868. The national headquarters is located at 8347 West Range Cove Memphis, Tennessee 38125.
  • Sigma Nu
    • Sigma Nu, a social fraternity at Lamar University, whose cardinal principals are Love, Honor, and Truth. As a fraternity, we embody these principles in our daily actions, and host events to encourage others to live honorably.
  • Sigma Phi Delta
    • Sigma Phi Delta is the only Premier International Fraternity of Engineers on campus. We are both social and professional organizations which means we are like other fraternities, but what sets us apart is that we partake in S.E.C. (Student Engineering Counsel). S.E.C. is made up all professional engineering organizations. (ASME, ASCE, SHPE, etc.) We also accept students from non-engineering STEM majors such as Computer Science and Physics.

Fraternities – Multicultural Greek Council (MGC)

MGC is historically and culturally based, to promote diversity on college campuses. Lamar is home to 3 sororities and 1 fraternity within our MGC community.  Each organization will host recruitment/rush events, which are basically informal sessions with members of the respective organization. (Each chapter had different acceptance qualifications.)

  • Phi Iota Alpha
    • We, la familia de Fi Iota Alfa; a brotherhood composed of undergraduate, graduate, and professional men internationally, established on December 26, 1931 is the Oldest Latino Fraternal Organization in the United States. Therefore, we dedicate ourselves to the empowerment of our Latino community. We dedicate ourselves to provide intensive social and cultural activities geared toward the promotion of Latin American Culture.

Fraternities – National Panhellenic Council (NPHC)

NPHC, socially known as The Divine Nine (D 9), is historically African American based organizations dating as far back as 1906.  Lamar is home to the 4 sororities and 4 of the fraternities housed within the national council.  NPHC has a discretionary membership intake process that differs for each member organization. Students interested in seeking membership within a chapter of NPHC are encouraged to attend events hosted by the chapter of interest. (Must have 12 hours of college credit and meet other chapter requirements.)

  • Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc.
    • Alpha Phi Alpha (ΑΦΑ) was founded on December 4, 1906 at Cornell University in Ithaca, New York, and the founders are collectively known as the "Seven Jewels". Alpha Phi Alpha is the first intercollegiate Greek-letter organization established by African Americans.
  • Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc.
    • Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity Inc. founded January 5, 1911 on the campus of Indiana University in Bloomington, Indiana. Chartered on Lamar University campus on April 6, 1973.
  • Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc.
    • Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. is the first international fraternal organization to be founded on the campus of a historically black college.
  • Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc.
    • Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity was founded at Howard University in Washington, D.C., January 9, 1914, by three young African American male students. The Founders, Honorable A. Langston Taylor, Honorable Leonard F. Morse, and Honorable Charles I. Brown, wanted to organize a Greek letter fraternity that would truly exemplify the ideals of brotherhood, scholarship, and service.

Greek Life - Sororities

Sororities – College Panhellenic Council (CPC)

CPC is home to 3 chapters affiliated with the National Panhellenic Conference (NPC, oldest national conference) and 1 associate chapter (nationally recognized, not part of NPC).  Primary Recruitment for the 3 affiliated chapters happens in the Fall semester of every year. Interested members must register for primary recruitment. Open recruitment is solely based on numbers and is not guaranteed to happen in the Spring. Alpha Omega Epsilon (AOE, an associate chapter) holds a rush week each semester no matter the other chapters.

  • Alpha Chi Omega
    • To promote inter-society cooperation, social sororities are member groups of the College Panhellenic Chapters Council. The Lamar CPC is the regulating and governing body of the association. CPC provides a forum for the exchange of ideas, coordinates matters of common interest, plans cooperative service and academic programs, and formulates formal recruitment rules, policies, and procedures.
  • Alpha Delta Pi
    • The principles of scholarship, leadership, sisterhood, and service guide over 215,000 women in more than 140 active collegiate chapters and over 150 alumnae associations of Alpha Delta Pi.
  • Alpha Omega Epsilon International Engineering and Technical Science Sorority
    • Alpha Omega Epsilon is a professional and social sorority founded in 1983 that promotes friendship, leadership, and professionalism to all members of the organization, the community, and our professions.
  • Zeta Tau Alpha
    • Zeta Tau Alpha is a social organization that focuses on sisterhood, philanthropy, academics, networking, and molding its members into well-rounded women. We strive to excel both on the Lamar University campus and within the community and represent the national ZTA organization in a positive way.

Sororities – Multicultural Greek Council (MGC)

  • Delta Xi Nu Multicultural Sorority, Inc.
    • The mission of the Xi Chapter of Delta Xi Nu is to unify a group of women to have success in education and promoting multicultural awareness. To achieve our goals, we base our beliefs on unique backgrounds with the purpose of building a strong sisterhood that will assist us in our success. We invite all women of diverse cultures to join our sisterhood and share their beliefs, as well as gain knowledge from our multicultural heritage. Delta Xi Nu is committed to the furtherance of multiculturalism by promoting diversity and cultural awareness in our local communities and throughout the world.
  • Kappa Delta Chi Sorority, Inc.
    • The purpose of Kappa Delta Chi is to promote the values of Unity, Honesty, Integrity, and Leadership among women at colleges and universities. Through numerous service events, sisterhood retreats, and academic and cultural workshops, KDChis learn more about themselves, each other and their surrounding Universities and communities. They blossom into committed leaders, are able to network with our remarkable alumnae, and continue to serve as civic leaders well past their graduation. KDChi is a non-traditional sorority full of diverse members and eager women ready to make a difference in our communities. With sisters, anything is possible.
  • Sigma Sigma Rho Sorority, Inc.
    • SOCIETY. REMEMBRANCE. Sigma Sigma Rho Sorority, Inc. promotes sisterhood among women of South Asian descent, but also the combined unity of sisters from different cultures and ethnic backgrounds. Our organization volunteers in many different ways to give back to the community. Our members strive to carry out the voices of our ancestors in society today. Our philanthropy is Domestic Violence Awareness and Prevention

Sororities – National Panhellenic Council (NPHC)

NPHC, socially known as The Divine Nine (D 9), is historically African American based organizations dating as far back as 1906.  Lamar is home to the 4 sororities and 4 of the fraternities housed within the national council.  NPHC has a discretionary membership intake process that differs for each member organization. Students interested in seeking membership within a chapter of NPHC are encouraged to attend events hosted by the chapter of interest. (Must have 12 hours of college credit and meet other chapter requirements.)

  • Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.
    • Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated (AKA) is an international service organization that was founded on the campus of Howard University in Washington, D.C. in 1908. It is the oldest Greek-lettered organization established by African American college-educated women.
  • Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc.
    • In 1922, Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc. was founded on the principles that knowledge, discipline, and hard work is gained through higher education, by seven educators at Butler University in Indianapolis, Indiana. We, the ladies of Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc. are seeking virtuous, devout women, who will forever uphold the aims and ideas of attaining greater heights through "Greater Service, Greater Progress".
  • Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc.
    • Zeta Phi Beta Sorority was founded on the simple belief that sorority elitism and socializing should not overshadow the real mission for progressive organizations - to address societal mores, ills, prejudices, poverty, and health concerns of the day. Founded January 16, 1920, Zeta began as an idea conceived by five coeds at Howard University in Washington D.C.: Arizona Cleaver, Myrtle Tyler, Viola Tyler, Fannie Pettie, and Pearl Neal. These five women, also known as our Five Pearls, dared to depart from the traditional coalitions for black women and sought to establish a new organization predicated on the precepts of Scholarship, Service, Sisterly Love, and Finer Womanhood.

Sports Clubs

  • Cardinal Cricket Club
    • Cardinal Cricket Club strives to maintain a balance between leisure sports and competitive sports. Our club intends to teach our fellow students about cricket, its rules, the concept and game and how to play cricket. Also, as a member of the Cardinal Cricket Club, you might have a chance of competing in leagues representing Lamar or with other colleges.
  • Cardinals ESports
    • Cardinals Esports is focused on representing Lamar in collegiate esports. We have teams on https://www.cstarleague.com/for CS-Go, League of Legends, Overwatch, Rocket League, Smash Ultimate and Brawl. If you want to compete in collegiate esports please check out our discord https://discord.gg/3yUbGPk, and get in contact with zMosteller. We endorse "SETX FGC", another gaming student organization that focuses on fighting games.
  • Club Baseball
    • This Club is for students of Lamar University that are interested in playing baseball, developing their skills, and also being a representative of the Club socially throughout the campus and the community.
  • Club Tennis
    • Lamar Club Tennis is a non-varsity tennis team that operates under the United States Tennis Association's national Tennis on Campus League. We are dedicated to giving veterans and beginners alike the opportunity to play tennis and compete while in college.
  • Fellowship of Christian Athletes
    • The mission of Fellowship of Christian Athletes is to present the Gospel to athletes and coaches and all whom they influence the adventure of receiving Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord, serving Him in their relationships and in the fellowship of the church.
  • Lamar University’s Mixed Martial Arts
    • In this organization, we focus on Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Striking, and Wrestling. LUMMA is here to provide students with safe, clean, positive and motivating training experience. We use Mixed Martial Arts as an avenue to teach our members lifelong fitness, respect, and how to be a positive contributor to society.
  • LU Club Volleyball
    • LUMVC is a volleyball club that will travel to tournaments around Texas.
  • LU Collegiate Archers
    • An Archery program for the youth & adults enrolled in Lamar University, to pursue active archery practice, attend teaching, competitions, and fellowship among the club. This program will be open to all skill levels of archers. Coaching and teaching will be available. The club’s main goal will be to prepare and pursue collegiate archery competitions as a team representing Lamar University.
  • LU Rugby Club
    • We encourage you to come and learn about the sport of Rugby and we welcome all people to come to play the best sport in the world. We compete against other colleges in Texas. Great fellowship and sportsmanship.
  • Men’s Soccer Cub
    • The purpose of this organization is to field a soccer team to represent Lamar University and provide soccer for the community at the college level.
  • Student-Athlete Advisory Council
    • The Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) is designed to enhance the total student-athlete experience by promoting opportunity, protecting student-athlete welfare and fostering a positive student-athlete image. SAAC gives student-athletes a voice within Lamar’s athletic department by opening the lines of communication between the athletic administration and student-athletes. Student-athletes can bring up concerns regarding current legislation at the campus and national levels and provide feedback as necessary. SAAC also provides leadership opportunities on and off campus through community service and other events.
  • Ultimate Frisbee
    • Our team is a group of fun-loving guys and gals who are addicted to the game of ultimate. Our goal is to get better, have fun, and grow larger in the ultimate community. If you want to know what exactly ultimate frisbee is, come out to one of our practices and see for yourself just how intense and fun a sport with a disc can be!
  • Women’s Club Basketball
    • To encourage young adult females at Lamar University to maintain their GPA while enjoying their college career. Also, to build lifelong friendships and gain more knowledge about the game of basketball.
  • Women’s Soccer Club
    • LU Women's Club Soccer is a competitive, fun, and active organization that not only plays soccer but creates long-lasting friendships and develops leadership and communication skills.

Religious Organizations

  •  Awakening
    • Awakening is an organization dedicated to sharing the gospel of Jesus Christ at Lamar University. Our vision and our passion are to see a Great Awakening of the Holy Ghost, and to see a Book of Acts experience unfold in the lives of all those who desire it!
  • Baptist Student Ministry
    • The Baptist Student Ministry exists on the Lamar campus to seek God in all things, reach others for Christ, teach truth and send servants across the hall and around the world!
  • Catholic Student Center
    • The Catholic Student Center places great places to share faith, community and build friendships! We are open 8:30-5:30 p.m. Monday-Thursday and 8:30-4:00 p.m. on Fridays. We have daily Mass Tuesday - Friday at 11:30 a.m. with Free Lunch after every Tuesday Mass. Confessions are 5:45 every Sunday or by appointment. Sunday Mass at 6:00 p.m.
  • Chi Alpha Christian Fellowship
    • We reconcile students to Christ, equipping them through Spirit-filled communities of prayer, worship, fellowship, discipleship, and mission to transform the university, the marketplace, and the world.
  • Fellowship of Christian Athletes
    • The mission of Fellowship of Christian Athletes is to present the Gospel to athletes and coaches and all whom they influence the adventure of receiving Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord, serving Him in their relationships and in the fellowship of the church
  • Knights of Columbus
    • A college council is a Knights of Columbus subordinate unit formed at a college or university to meet the needs of students and their campus community. College councils work closely with their pastor and their Newman Center or Campus Ministry Office to contribute to Catholic life on campus through acts of charity, social events, and opportunities for faith formation. In a unique way, our councils create an environment for Catholic men to discern their vocation and become the best version of themselves. Supported by other men who share their faith and passion for service, fraternity, and socialization, college Knights find the college council experience as a great entry point into the Knights of Columbus, an international organization that offers opportunities for continued membership and leadership development after graduation.
  • Muslim Student Association
    • “We strive to bring the Muslim society together in one big family and help each member to achieve success in this short life and the everlasting hereafter. In addition, we intend to clear up any misconceptions about Islam, and form bridges with our fellow religious and Lamar student communities and associations.”
  • Psalm 150 Gospel Choir
    • The Psalm 150 Gospel Choir is a dedicated, united, and uplifting ministry on the campus of Lamar University. We minister the word of God through music! Our main objective is to keep God at the center of everything we do.
  • Relentless
    • We are a Christian organization that is relentlessly chasing after GOD without caution, hesitation, or regret.
  • Sojourn College Ministry
    • The Sojourn College Ministry exists to make disciple-makers on the Lamar University Campus! We are committed to excellence in everything we do. The three areas we focus on most are our Thursday Night Worship service which meets at 7 pm in Mae’s 106, our Connection Groups which are groups of 3-4 people who are interested in growing deeper in their relationship with God, and Missional Living, which means that we seek to engage people with the Gospel not only in a Worship Service but in the dorm rooms and classrooms as well.
  • Wesley Foundation
    • The Wesley Foundation exists to draw college-age students, that are lost, to lead them to a relationship with Christ and to guide those who know Christ into a deeper walk.
  • Young Life
    • Young Life College offers a place for College-age folks from Lamar University a chance to have a blast, build community, be real, and learn about God in a non-threatening way. It's an interdenominational Christian organization that has been around since the 1940s but started on the LU Campus in 2015.

Service Organizations

  • Cardinal Cleanup Crew
    • To clean, promote, and preserve Lamar's captivating environment for students, faculty, staff, and the Lamar community.
  • Caring Cardinals at Lamar University
    • Caring Cardinals is a group of Lamar University students that believe in helping the community in times of need, devastation, and celebration. Please be sure to "like" our Facebook page, Caring Cardinals! If you are interested in joining, please Facebook message us, or email us at lamarcaringcardinals@yahoo.com
  • Center for Youth Development
    • The main purpose of the Center for Youth Development is to aid with self-development. Center for Youth Development believes youth is the vital life force and the cornerstone of every groundbreaking surefire. Developing youth means developing society. However, developments start from self-first. Therefore, our main mission is to develop the self.
  • Circle K International Lamar University Chapter
    • Circle K is a service organization dedicated to the betterment of the community around us. Whether it is through direct service to those in need of monetary aid to other organizations, we do our best to meet the needs of those around us.
  • Global Goodwill Ambassadors Program
    • The Global Goodwill Ambassadors Program (GGAP) is designed to assist new international students and scholars to adjust to the educational system and life in the U.S. and at Lamar University. Through their active engagement, the ambassadors will learn about other cultures, practice other languages, and make life-long international friends.
  • The Helping Hands Club
    • The purpose of this club is to volunteer at service organizations geared towards helping the homeless. We will raise awareness about homelessness and work firsthand, giving to them making their life simpler one step at a time.
  • Knights of Columbus
    • A college council is a Knights of Columbus subordinate unit formed at a college or university to meet the needs of students and their campus community. College councils work closely with their pastor and their Newman Center or Campus Ministry Office to contribute to Catholic life on campus through acts of charity, social events, and opportunities for faith formation. In a unique way, our councils create an environment for Catholic men to discern their vocation and become the best version of themselves. Supported by other men who share their faith and passion for service, fraternity, and socialization, college Knights find the college council experience as a great entry point into the Knights of Columbus, an international organization that offers opportunities for continued membership and leadership development after graduation.
  • LU Green Squad
    • The Green Squad is committed to helping Lamar make wise use of energy and other natural resources to minimize our environmental impact while still accomplishing the educational goals of our institution. Everyone is welcome to join our group whether you want to simply show support, keep up with our progress, or become actively involved.
  • Medlife
    • MEDLIFE is an NGO that empowers low-income communities in Latin America and Africa through medicine, education, and community development initiatives. We have a Chapter here at our school and we send students abroad on Service Learning Trips where they get a chance to work with local doctors and nurses to provide free medical care and work with community members to build community development projects and provide free medical care to local citizens. Our Chapter also volunteers in Beaumont and surrounding areas to help our local community.
  • Passion of Animal Welfare for Students
    • A.W.S. is dedicated to the welfare and care of all animals, as well as giving Pre-Veterinary students and animal lovers of all majors an opportunity to get involved in animal-related education and work within LU’s and Southeast Texas communities. This organization hopes to inspire compassion for the care of animals into the lives of all students by giving back to the community while inspiring Pre-Veterinary students to continue to work towards their individual goals.
  • Rotaract Club of Lamar University
    • To provide an opportunity for young men and women to enhance the knowledge and skills that will assist them in personal development, to address the physical and social needs of their communities, and to promote better relations between all people worldwide through a framework of friendship and service.

Cultural Organizations

  • African Student Association
    • This organization is open to all cultures at Lamar University. We ARE "The Heart of Africa in the student body." We seek to promote African culture while learning to bond as a people. You do NOT have to be African to attend; everyone is welcome!
  • Black Influencers Association
    • Black Influencers Association's purpose is to provide service, leadership, and awareness amongst Lamar University's campus. Our mission is to celebrate and bring recognition of the beauty, power, and resilience of being a black individual and serving the community.
  • Black Student Association
    • We are an organization that brings awareness to issues relevant to the black community on campus and off. Our mission is to create growth in the black community by educating those that we touch.
  • Caribbean Student Association
    • The purpose and mission of our organization is to express our culture of different islands and countries to students who can relate to being Caribbean and non-Caribbean students as well. When it comes down to culture, food, clothing, history, dialects, and language we want to intrigue people that we are different in away compared to an ex. African student association, or Hispanic student organization.
  • Friends of India
    • Friends of India Association is an organization whose purpose is to create a group for all international students, not just Indians, to connect and grow with each other.
  • International Student Council
    • The International Student Council at Lamar is devoted to all the international and domestic students to provide cross-cultural interaction through a variety of events throughout the year.
  • Iranian Association at Lamar University
    • The purpose of the association shall be to bring together the Iranian student’s body at Lamar University as well as other interested individuals in Beaumont, through cultural and social events and recreational activities and to introduce Iranian culture to other communities.
  • Japanese Entertainment and Culture Club
    • Club official meeting days and time will be determined after our first initial meeting. Our main long-term goal is to get Japanese language classes here at Lamar. Other goals include raising enough money to go to anime conventions and doing pretty much anything that the organization thinks is a good idea. We will attend the Japan Festival in Houston as well as plan other trips in order to have a hands-on approach to learning Japanese Culture. We welcome anyone and everyone to the club so spread the word and bring your friends!
  • La Union Cultural de Estudiantes
    • The purpose of this organization shall be to promote service at Lamar University/LIT community at large, to provide professional development of our membership, and to offer a social outlet to all those interested in promoting the Latino(a) and Caribbean cultures.
  • Lamar University Minority Student Association
    • Hello, fellow cardinals! This organization is geared toward raising awareness for immigrants and their families. We welcome everyone, immigrants or not, to shed light on the important issues immigrants face today.
  • NAACP College Chapter
    • The purpose and aims of the College Chapter of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People is to improve the political, educational, social and economic status of minority groups; to eliminate racial prejudice; to keep the public aware of the adverse effects of racial discrimination; and to take all lawful action to secure its elimination, consistent with the efforts of the national organization and in conformity with the Articles of Incorporation of the Association, its Constitution and By-Laws and as directed by the National Board of Directors.
  • Pakistani Student Association
    • Pakistani Student Association strives to bridge the gap between cultures while providing awareness of its unique traditions and lifestyle. The students of this organization thrive to learn and share knowledge about what this beautiful country has to offer. Open to anyone that is interested in the culture/traditions of Pakistan!
  • Turkish Student Association
    • Provide opportunities for learning about Turkish Culture, art, cuisine, and history
  • Vietnamese Student Association
    • The name of this organization is the Vietnamese Students Association of Lamar University. We aspire to build a community among Vietnamese students and other interested parties, represent the Lamar Vietnamese community in multicultural and cultural events, raise awareness of Vietnamese issues and interests, and promote and share the rich Vietnamese heritage at Lamar University.

Lifestyle Organizations

  • Cardinals ESports
    • Cardinals Esports is focused on representing Lamar in collegiate esports. We have teams on https://www.cstarleague.com/for CS-Go, League of Legends, Overwatch, Rocket League, Smash Ultimate and Brawl. If you want to compete in collegiate esports please check out our discord https://discord.gg/3yUbGPk, and get in contact with zMosteller. We endorse "SETX FGC", another gaming student organization that focuses on fighting games.
  • Cardinals for Life
    • Cardinals for Life is a pro-life organization dedicated to enhancing, preserve, and protect all life from conception to natural death. Our goal is to be the generation that fosters a culture of life at Lamar University/LIT and our communities. We engage in a variety of activities designed to further these aims; including informational campaigns and community service.
  • Code Redd
    • This organization is to open up Hip-hop dancing to Lamar University students. It is also to improved dancers’ skills and to be an addition to Lamar University's entertainment. Dance majors and non- majors welcomed.
  • Future Cultured Society
    • Future Cultured Society is an organization for students who are looking for a community to be involved in and partake in engaging events.
  • Grieving Hearts
    • Grieving Hearts is a support group for students and faculty on the campus of Lamar University. The purpose of this organization is to have a safe place where those who have all experienced a loss of a loved one can relate to each other and discuss their grief and its effect on them while they are attending college. I know sometimes it’s easy to feel that those around unaware of the random sadness that can sometimes occur when a memory of a loved one crosses your mind. As a member of Grieving Hearts, you now have a family on campus that you can reach out to during those rough times in college where you just need someone to talk to. We are an organization that is open to all who are supportive and respectful of all other members.
  • Honors Student Association
    • The Honors Student Association (HSA) of Lamar University was formed during the fall semester of 2000 and officially chartered in the spring of 2001. The purpose of the HSA is to serve as the vehicle whereby Honors College students can organize their own activities and by means of which they can become fully engaged with University life. The Honors Student Association is regularly named “Student Organization of the Year” among professional and departmental organizations on campus. The HSA meets monthly during long semesters. HSA puts on community service projects, social events, participates in intramural sports and hosts academic events. The Executive Committee of the HSA – comprised of the President, Vice-President, Secretary/Treasurer, Committee chairs, and SGA Representative/Senator – acts as the student advisory body to the Honors College Dean.
  • Lamar Fashion Merchandising Association
    • This is an organization for students who are interested in fashion careers, trends, and everyday fashion advice. If you really enjoy fashion, then this is an organization for you!
  • Lamar University’s Brewer’s
    • The purpose of this organization shall be to provide professional growth opportunities. Students will have the opportunity to learn about the process chemistry and art of brewing through hands-on experience, brewery tours, and experienced guest speakers from industry.
  • Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer Students of Lamar
    • This group is open to anyone, regardless of sexual orientation, who supports LGBTQ+ rights. A major focus is to create a safe space for Lesbian, Bisexual, Gay, Transsexual/Transgender, Questioning, Queer, Pansexual, Intersex, and Asexual students and develop relationships. LGBTQ+ Students of Lamar is a community that allows straight allies and members of the LGBTQIA community to come together, have fun, and gain knowledge to provide a Queer friendly environment at Lamar University. April is also Lamar Pride Month, where we include many fun events all month long.
  • Man Up
    • An organization created to help strengthen all males on Lamar University's campus through a variety of workshops and character-building tools.
  • Natural Vanity
    • Natural Vanity serves as a social forum to all Lamar University students, faculty and staff who are natural, transitioning, or thinking of becoming natural. “Natural" is a term used in reference to hair that is unprocessed and a hair texture that is free from chemical altering. This organization is focused on educating, inspiring and supporting those individuals who are interested in natural hair, beauty, living a healthy lifestyle and self-love. Through informational meetings, debates and discussions, and social events, we promote embodying a positive self-image and high self-esteem in a positive social setting while embracing and shining a light on the beauty of natural hair.
  • Pokémon Club
    • A gathering for people with a love for Pokémon! Whether it be the Pokémon games, Show, Anime, Manga, Card Game, or Pokémon GO!
  • Residence Hall Association
    • Residence Hall Association (RHA) is a student organization under the umbrella of the Office of Residence Life. The main purpose of RHA is to be a student-run university residence hall governing body. RHA functions similarly to a student government association but most of the activities planned by RHA pertains to students living on campus. RHA at Lamar University focuses on both programming for students on campus and be the students’ voice on campus. RHA in Lamar University deals with concerns of residents on campus such as hall safety, hall security, policy and procedure changes such as allowing coffee makers in the halls and other major decisions.
  • Southeast Texas eSports
    • We are the foremost group in the Southeast Texas region for competitive gaming.
  • Undergraduate Research Association
    • The Lamar University Undergraduate Research Association is dedicated to supporting and encouraging the participation of Lamar University's students in research and other creative activities.
  • Woman to Woman
    • The first women’s empowerment organization, which became the largest student group in its first month on campus. Empowers women. 
  • Young Conservatives of Texas
    • The Young Conservatives of Texas is a non-partisan conservative youth organization, fighting for conservative values. We participate in the entire spectrum of Texas politics, attempting to shape the policies of the state through educating students and the public, advocating conservative fiscal and social policies, campus activism, campaigning for political candidates, rating the Texas Legislature, discussing current events and having debates in meetings.