Student Government Association
The Student Government Association (SGA) exists to give you, the student, a voice in what happens at Lipscomb! The SGA is composed of twenty-six members: four senators are elected from each class, six from the student body-at-large with the four executive officers completing the senate. The purposes of the SGA are to promote all phases of student life and to ensure a communication link between the student body and the university administration. Freshmen choose their senators early in the fall semester. Click here to visit the SGA website.
You may contact your SGA representatives at 615.966.1831 or e-mail them at SGA@lipscomb.edu. They can also be contacted through campus mail at 4230. The SGA office is located on the main floor of the Bennett Campus Center, next to Shamblin Theater.
There are over 50 clubs and organizations on campus waiting for your participation! Getting involved in these groups is a great way to make friends and have a lot of fun along the way. There are academic and professional clubs, service clubs, music ensembles and much more to choose from. With so many choices, there is bound to be something that interests you. Check out the organizations and clubs below!
Social clubs are another great way to meet people and to get involved at Lipscomb. Each fall the social clubs host Rush Fair during the first few weeks of school to give you the opportunity to meet members of each social club. The social club system offers you a wide and varied assortment of social, developmental, and participative activities both on and off campus.The women’s social clubs are Delta Xi, Delta Sigma, Delta Omega, Gamma Lambda, Kappa Chi, Phi, Nu, Phi Sigma and Pi Delta. The men’s social clubs are Delta Nu, Delta Tau, Gamma Xi, Sigma Omega Sigma, Sigma Iota Delta and Tau Phi. To learn more about social clubs, click here .
Lumination Network is the 24/7 online student news service. It features the news site www.luminationnetwork.com, a weekly Lumination TV newscast, and the online Lumination Radio. The online news site is advised by Mr. Tim Ghianni and Dr. Jimmy McCollum (email@example.com). Mr. Alan Griggs (firstname.lastname@example.org) is the faculty adviser for Lumination TV, and Ms. Aerial Ellis (email@example.com) is the faculty adviser for Lumination Radio. Students of any major are welcome to participate with Lumination.
The Backlog, the university yearbook, is published during the summer for distribution in early fall in order to combine all of the academic year’s activities into one volume. Editorial positions for the next year’s book are filled during spring semester. The yearbook is distributed at no charge to students taking five hours or more during fall and spring semesters. Others may obtain a yearbook through the Accounting Services Office. Dr. Randy Bouldin is faculty advisor.
Recreational activities are very vital to Lipscomb University and its students. Recreation provides physical activity for students which in turn can momentarily take them away from the struggles of day-to-day classes and studying. Lipscomb's Student Activities Center is one of the finest recreational facilities around. It is equipped with many features, such as basketball and racquetball courts, a weight room, an aerobics room, a walking/jogging track, and various exercise equipment. Lipscomb offers intramural competition in addition to other recreational activities for students who do not wish to participate in intramurals. The Student Activities Center is the place to go if you want to work out, aerobicise, jog, ride an exercise bike among many other activities. Lipscomb also has lighted tennis courts for your use. You will find that Lipscomb provides you with excellent recreational opportunities on campus. Learn more about campus recreation by clicking here.
Athletic Director Philip Hutcheson, oversees the Lipscomb intercollegiate athletic program and camps. Lipscomb currently offers the following intercollegiate sports: basketball (men & women), track (men & women), tennis (men & women), volleyball (women), cross-country (men & women), softball (women), soccer (men & women), baseball (men) and golf (men & women). The Lipscomb University Athletic program is an active member of the NCAA at the Division I level and is a member of the Atlantic Sun Conference. For more information about Bison Athletics click here.
A squad of up to twelve cheerleaders is selected following tryouts at the beginning of fall semester. The cheerleaders are under the supervision of the athletic administrator.
The university has a strong intramural program. Social club teams participate in a league for clubs, while independents participate in their own league. Leagues are offered in flag football, softball, co-ed softball, basketball, volleyball, ultimate Frisbee and soccer. Special tournaments in tennis, table tennis and other sports are also offered. Along with intramurals, free play is offered in the student activity center.