Student Organizations

General Honorary and Leadership

African American Student Union hopes to make a positive difference on the CMU campus through advancing and bring the CMU community towards social and cultural awareness. AASU works to equip the leaders and bring change in Fayette and the community around us to leave a positive difference and brindge the gap on the CMU campus.

ALLiance brings together members of the LGBTQ+ community, as well as outside members, in hopes of: dismantling hurtful stereotypes, providing safe spaces of support, and encouraging overall community acceptance.

Alpha Lambda Delta is a national honors society for freshmen in the top ten percent of their Freshman class. Students are selected after first-semester grades are posted. Students must still be freshmen at the end of their first semester of classes at CMU in order to qualify for membership. (Advisor: Dr. Richard Bradley; colors: red, gold, white)

Omicron Delta Kappa is a national honorary leadership organization. Membership is limited to Juniors and Seniors and is based on achievement in scholastic and extracurricular activities. (Advisor:  Dr. John Bellefeuille; colors: sky blue, white, and black)

Sigma Epsilon Pi is an honorary society organized for the purpose of giving special recognition to scholastic achievement in student life. Membership is limited to seven members of the faculty and ten percent of the Senior class. Students must have a minimum scholastic average of 3.3 for seven semesters. (Advisors: Prof. John Flanders and Prof. Maryann Rustemeyer)

Alpha Chi National College Honor Scholarship Society is a national honors society for the top ten percent of Juniors and Seniors. (Advisor: Dr. Richard Bradley; colors: white and blue)

Athletic Training

Student Athletic Training Association (Advisors: Profs. Wade Welton and Jill Pratte)


Beta Beta Beta is a national honorary Biological society. (Advisor: Dr. Paul Porneluzi and Prof. Greg Thurmon; colors: red and green)

DECA is an organization that prepares emerging leaders and entrepreneurs in marketing, finance, hospitality and management in high schools and colleges around the globe (Advisor: Prof. Dave Hickman)

Delta Mu Delta is a national honor society in Business Administration.(Advisor: Prof. John Flanders; colors: purple, gold, and white)


Student Affiliates of the American Chemical Society is a national professional organization in chemistry. (Faculty Advisor: Dr. James Gordon)

Gamma Sigma Epsilon, Upsilon Beta Chapter of the National Chemistry Honor Society. (Advisors: Drs. John Bellefeuille and James Gordon; colors: blue and white)


Pi Kappa Delta is a national honorary fraternity in speech and debate. (Advisor: Prof. Collin Brink) Scholarly Communications Society (Advisor: Dr. Kristin Cherry)

Criminal Justice

Lambda Alpha Epsilon is the national professional criminal justice fraternity. (Advisor: Prof. Teri Haack)


Student Missouri State Teachers Association (SMSTA) was founded in 1947. All students who are interested in a career in education must join a professional organization by their senior year. The Missouri State Teachers Association is the sponsoring organization. (Advisor: Prof. Barb Thurmon)

Kappa Delta Pi, Alpha Eta Nu chapter, an international honorary organization in Education, was founded in 1911 to foster excellence in education and promote fellowship among those dedicated to teaching. The Alpha Eta Nu chapter at CMU was founded in 2014.


Sigma Tau Delta is a national honorary fraternity in English. (Advisor: Dr. John Porter; colors: cardinal and black)


Kappa Mu Epsilon is the national honorary undergraduate Mathematics fraternity. (Advisors: Dr. Grant Swicegood and Prof. Pam Gordy; colors: pink and grey)


National Association for Music Education Collegiate (NAfME-C) is a national organization of students interested in professional development in the field of Music education. (Advisors: Prof. Skip Vandelicht)

Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia is a national professional music fraternity for men of the Professional Inter-fraternity Conference and the National Music Conference. (Advisor: Prof. Skip Vandelicht; colors: red, black, and gold)

Sigma Alpha Iota (SAI) is an international fraternity for women in music. A student must have high scholastic standing and must have taken or enrolled in a Music class to be eligible for membership. (Advisor: Dr. Dori Waggoner; colors: red and white)

Student-National Association of Teachers of Singing (S-NATS) has fostered the formation of student chapters in order to advance knowledge about the professions of teaching and singing. The Student NATS chapter is an organization of students who can meet, hold events and discussions, participate, practice, and learn more about voice teaching as a profession and singing. (Advisor: Dr. Susan Quigley-Duggan)


Student Nurses' Association (SNA) is a constituent of the Missouri/National Student Nurses' Association (MOSNA/NSNA.


Phi Sigma Tau, Missouri Zeta Chapter, is a national Philosophy honorary society. (Advisor: Dr. Daryl Jefferies; colors: white and purple)

Pre-Health Professions

Alpha Epsilon Delta is a national pre-health professions honors society. (colors: red and violet)


Phi Alpha Delta is the national pre-law fraternity. (Advisor: Dr. John Carter; colors: gold and purple)

Pre-Law Club is for upperclassmen who plan to enter the law profession. (Advisor: Dr. John Carter)


Psychology Club is for students majoring in Psychology. (Advisor: Dr. Beth Gold)

Psi Chi is an honorary organization for students in Psychology.  (Advisor: Jacqueline Anson)

Social Science

Pi Gamma Mu is an international social science honor society. (Advisor: Dr. Kristin Cherry; colors: royal blue and white)


Student Sociological Association is for students studying Sociology. (Advisor: Dr. Brent Myer)


Alpha Psi Omega is a national honorary fraternity in Theatre. (Advisor: Dr. Mark Kelty; colors: light blue and amber)

International Students

International Eagles is open to all students. (Staff Advisor: Cathy Baxter)


Theta Alpha Kappa is a national honor society for Religious Studies and Theology. (Advisor: Dr. Daryl Jefferies; color: scarlet)

Campus Ministry is a Christian fellowship open to all students. It focuses on worship and Christian service..

Fellowship of Christian Athletes a Christian sports organization.

Navigators (Navs) is an interdenominational international ministry. (Advisor: Dr. James Gordon)


Alpha Phi Omega is a national service fraternity following the principles of the Boy Scouts of America serving the entire community with projects of worthwhile endeavor. (Advisor: Prof. Joy Flanders; colors: royal blue and old glory gold)

Student Government

The Student Government Association (SGA), of Central Methodist University includes all students of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. The President and Vice President are elected by the student body and other representatives are either elected or appointed. SGA assists in the coordination of all student activities on the campus and sponsors a wide range of special events and publications each year. (Advisors: Mark Stone, and Dr. Paul Porneluzi) 

Social Fraternities and Sororities

These organizations have long traditions at the University and provide a wide variety of social activities and opportunities both for their members and for the campus as a whole. The Greek Council is the governing body of all Greek organizations. The council is composed of two delegates from each social organization. The council is charged with the coordination and monitoring of all Greek activities, including new member education and Greek Week. The Greek Council is advised by the Office of Student Development.

There are two national fraternities for men.

Phi Delta Theta (Advisor: Dr. Robert Wiegers)

Tau Kappa Epsilon (Advisor: Prof. Greg Thurmon)

There are two local fraternities for men.

Alpha Phi Gamma (Advisor: Prof. Collin Brink)

Chi Delta (Advisor: Prof. Eric Robinette)

Delta Beta Tau

There are two national sororities for women:

Delta Xi Nu

Kappa Beta Gamma

There are four local sororities for women:

Alpha Gamma Psi

Delta Pi Omega (Advisor: Dr. Elizabeth Gold)

Sigma Pi Alpha (Advisor: Prof. Barb Thurmon)

Zeta Psi Lambda (Advisors: Drs. Brent Myer and John Porter)