Clubs & Organizations
With more than 50 clubs and organizations on campus, you have many new opportunities, fun — and friends — awaiting you. From professional clubs to service clubs, cultural clubs and more, we can guarantee that there's something here that will interest you.
The primary purpose of these organizations is to provide a place for students who are seeking a sense of identity, comfort, or support within a specific culture or interested in experiencing and/or learning about a different culture. Affinity groups report to the Office of Intercultural Development.
Membership or participation in each of the affinity groups listed below is not limited by sex, race, ethnicity, color, or national origin, and each group is open to all students, regardless of sex, race, ethnicity, color or national origin.
- Asian Connection (A-CON)
A-CON will provide a space for Asian students to freely express themselves without the fear of being judged. In addition, the organization will help promote and spread awareness about Asian culture and current issues through different events and general meetings between members. A-CON will also allow students to create and sustain an inclusive community not only for Asian students but any who are interested in Asian cultures and issues.
- Black Student Union
In an effort to foster an accommodating and supportive environment for Black students the Black Student Union seeks to elevate and amplify the voices of the students at Lipscomb University. In recognition of the need for an organization to meet the academic, political, spiritual, and social needs of Black students, we the black student union seek to establish and maintain an inclusive and welcoming environment for all.
- Collegiate 100
Members of the Collegiate 100 will assist the local (Sponsoring) 100 Black Men Chapter with its programmatic initiatives that support the development of youth who have few or no positive role models in the communities in which they live. We set a generational precedence of leadership through the accounts of mentorship, faith, diligence, and service to the community.
- International Honor Society
The purpose of the W.E.B. Du Bois Honor Society is to honor the memory of W.E.B. Du Bois by promoting the pursuit of academic excellence in all fields of higher education, to engage the community of scholars in service to others, and to recognize the outstanding achievements of the society’s members.
- African Student Association (ASA)
The mission of this association is to aid the African students on this campus by giving them different resources to succeed in their academic and social endeavors.
Representing Latino interest and educating the Lipscomb students in Latino/Hispanic culture
The primary purpose of these organizations is to provide some type of service to the community or fulfill a ministerial mission with its members. These organizations report to the Office of Spiritual Formation.
- BUD Ministries
BUD is a men’s ministry that creates an atmosphere of brotherhood where we journey through life together trying to understand and follow the plan that God has laid out for us.
Delight exists to be a place that any Lipscomb collegiate woman can come and grow in relationships with others, ask difficult questions, and find a strong community of Christians and non-Christians alike. Delight provides an opportunity for the women of Lipscomb to explore their faith in a nonjudgmental and open environment. Delight hopes to equip the women of Lipscomb to give back to the community through service and loving actions.
Disciples on Campus
D.O.C. is a college ministry that will promote Christ's love and His teachings. The purpose of this group is to create a spiritual environment, centered on the Bible, where students can communicate, teach, and learn about one's life and doctrine. We are evangelistic, and welcome everyone to Bible Talk discussions, midweek services, Campus Devotionals, service events, worship, retreats, conferences, training programs, prayer, and more.
Lipscomb UNICEF Initiative - Unicef USA College Chapter
All children have a right to survive, thrive and fulfill their potential – to the benefit of a better world.
Mission 5|13 is a fellowship of Lipscomb University students who collectively share the spiritual gifts of evangelism, shepherding, hospitality, helps, faith, mercy, and encouragement. The “mission” of the organization is to fulfill the calling we as Christians have been given in Galatians 5:13 to serve one another through love. Thus, members of Mission 5|13 are led by the Holy Spirit to share their spiritual gifts by serving others in a variety of creative ways throughout the Nashville metropolitan area.
OCCM - Orthodox Christian Campus Ministry
To experience the church through prayer, service, and study of Oriental Orthodox Literature; to evangelize the unique message of Oriental Orthodox Churches; and to deepen involvement of youth into the Oriental Orthodox Community through personal and professional development. Also to foster a spiritual support system to unite the Oriental Orthodox and non Oriental Orthodox college students under one banner.
Pi Kappa Sigma
Pi Kappa Sigma has been an active organization at Lipscomb since 2003, and we bring girls together for a time of fellowship and worship, and loving and healthy friendships.
For all students to feel part of the Lipscomb Community despite this season of isolation, including those on and off campus, and in quarantine. To provide encouragement to students in isolation with notes, activities, and special treats.
The Navigators is an interdenominational campus ministry that seeks to know Christ and to make Him known. We hold a weekly Bible study as well as various community events in order to build Christ-like community on the foundation of God’s Word.
The primary purpose of these organizations is to provide a space for students to engage in non-varsity athletics. Club sports organizations report to the Director of the Student Activities Center.
The main purpose of this club is to foster meaningful community through running and encouraging other peers in their physical, mental, and spiritual well being, all while embodying Proverbs 4:26.
To assemble a community of experienced climbers on Lipscomb's campus as well as reach people who want to get into the sport, but don't have anyone to show them the "ropes." Besides being a health-centered sport, climbing is becoming wildly popular around the world (Olympics 2020!).
To cultivate a group of racquetball enthusiasts to form a more solid community to play with.
Lipscomb Roundnet Club
To promote healthy competition and a love for Spikeball between both new players and enthusiasts, as well as practice for competitive tournaments to bring recognition to both the club and Lipscomb.
Lipscomb Ultimate Frisbee
Creates great community among students from all different majors and backgrounds looking for a year round sport.
Lipscomb University Triathlon Club
The purpose of a Lipscomb triathlon club would be to create a community based on a shared interest in triathlons. The club would be open to individuals of all levels of prior experience with triathlons.
Establishing a foundation for future Esports teams and involvement of students within the CCT through events and improve the community and visibility of the CCT Program.
The primary purpose of these organizations is to create pathways for students to share similar interests. These organizations report directly to the Director of Student Involvement.
- Alpha Kappa Psi
We are an encouraging, diverse, and friendly community that provides friendship, professional development, and networking opportunities.
- Best Buddies
Best Buddies Friendship mission is to build one-to-one friendships between people with and without intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD), offering social mentoring while improving the quality of life and level of inclusion for a population that is often isolated and excluded. Through their participation, people with IDD form meaningful connections with their peers, gain self-confidence and self-esteem, and share interests, experiences and activities that many other individuals enjoy.
Campus Dependents’ Organization
Our goal is to increase the sense of community amount dependent students and those with military ties to fellowship and network together.
Lipscomb Republicans is a student political group to give and enact support for the Republican Party of Tennessee and open up discussion on campus of the values of government and social philosophy that permeate throughout our lives. We seek to reach for the betterment of society and understanding of our democracy through rational discussion and political activism.
International Justice Mission
As a university chapter, we conduct awareness events and fundraisers, working with people of all majors and even the chapel office. While this is an international organization, we also have contacts with those working to stop modern day slavery locally to include End Slavery Tennessee, Tennessee Bureau of Investigation, and others. For students, this organization provides opportunities to help internationally and locally on important issues, even as college students.
Lipscomb Anime Club
The Lipscomb Anime Club's mission is to provide its members with an entertaining and welcome environment in which to view anime and anime films on a weekly basis. We invite anyone to participate in our meetings and activities, so we can introduce the anime genre to a brand new audience and let them see that anime can be enjoyed by everyone, no matter the age or person.
We are a group made up of students from all majors who have a desire to submit various forms of media to be shared with the Lipscomb community. Lumination Network publishes news in several formats – articles, photo galleries, TV and Radio. We cover campus events, Nashville news, sports, movie reviews, opinion and much more, and we're always open to new ideas.
LU Women in STEM
The mission of LU Women in STEM is to empower women interested in the fields of STEM, and to provide opportunities for their success. This group is intended to create an uplifting and diverse environment for those who wish to get involved in the many fields of STEM. Membership or participation in the LU Women in STEM is not limited by sex and is open to all students regardless of sex, despite its name.
Model United Nations
Through mock crisis simulations on the biggest issues facing our world today, members will have opportunities to debate and resolve with one another, each representing a different country. These representations coalesce for a diverse and eclectic room of people focused on coming together to solve problems. Members will also have an opportunity to travel to Atlanta for a conference with many other schools from across the nation.
Hablemos (Spanish Conversation Group)
Hablemos mission is to bring a diverse group of people in community to practice speaking Spanish conversationally. All levels are welcome: from beginner to fluent. This group is designed for everyone to grow and learn from one another (even for fluent speakers!) This is not a class. It is just a space for people to come together freely and comfortably - a place to make mistakes and be okay with it!
Turning Point USA
TPUSA's mission is to identify, educate, train and organize students to promote the principles of fiscal responsibility, free markets and limited government.
Vienna at Home
The purpose of the Vienna At Home Organization is to provide students with opportunities to embrace Viennese/Austrian culture, reminisce on the experiences they had in Vienna (if they have studied abroad there), and encourage them to study abroad or visit Vienna (if they have not studied abroad but are interested in studying abroad).
YNA- You're Not Alone
To provide awareness about mental health issues
Please note: If you would like to start or are looking for an Academic Organization, please contact that specific academic department for more information. Membership or participation in each of the clubs or organizations above is not limited by sex, race, ethnicity, color, or national origin.