Clubs and Organizations
Getting involved outside of the classroom is one of the easiest ways to give back to the community, stay connected to campus, and have fun! With more than 50 on-campus organizations, there’s a place for everyone.
Alpha Chi Honor Society
Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc
Alpha Kappa Alpha, Inc. strives to cultivate and encourage high scholastic and ethical standards, to promote unity and friendship among college women, to study and help alleviate problems concerning girls and women in order to improve their social stature, to maintain a progressive interest in college life, and to be of “Service to All Mankind.”
The sorority was founded on January 15, 1908 in Minor Hall on the campus of Howard University. Mu Epsilon was chartered on April 22, 1978 in Memphis, Tennessee. It was the first Sorority chapter chartered on the campus of Christian Brothers University. For more than 30 years, Mu Epsilon has allowed a distinct group of young women on the CBU campus to grow and develop bonds through Sisterhood, Scholarship, and Service.
Jasmine Lewis – email
Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc
Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. develops leaders, promotes brotherhood and academic excellence, while providing service and advocacy for our communities.
Alpha Phi Alpha (ΑΦΑ) was founded on December 4, 1906 at Cornell University in Ithaca, New York. Alpha Phi Alpha is the first intercollegiate Greek-letter organization established by African Americans. The fraternity has over 185,000 members and has been open to men of all races since 1940.
Jerome Cole – email
Alpha Xi Delta
Inspiring women to realize their potential. The mission of Alpha Xi Delta Fraternity is to enrich the life of every Alpha Xi Delta.
- Nurture unity and cooperation
- Foster intellectual, professional, and personal growth
- Exemplify the highest ethical conduct
- Instill community responsibility
- Perpetuate fraternal growth
To learn more, visit our website.
Maddie Bickerstaff – email
American Chemical Society
Caleb Parrish – email
American Institute of Chemical Engineers
American Society of Civil Engineers
Asian Student Association
The American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) is an American professional association that, in its own words, promotes the art, science, and practice of multidisciplinary engineering and allied sciences around the globe via continuing education, training and professional development, codes and standards, research, conferences and publications, government relations, and other forms of outreach. ASME is thus an engineering society, a standards organization, a research and development organization, an advocacy organization, a provider of training and education, and a nonprofit organization.
Ali Asaad – email
Association of Computing Machinery
Advancing computing as a science and profession.
The CBU chapter of Best Buddies is affiliated with Best Buddies International, a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to establishing a global volunteer movement that creates opportunities for one-to-one friendships, integrated employment and leadership development for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD).
Annie Posey – email
Joshua Posey (brother) – contact Annie for allocations
Dr. Taylor – email
Beta Beta Beta Honor Society
Beta Beta Beta (TriBeta) is a society for students, particularly undergraduates, dedicated to improving the understanding and appreciation of biological study and extending boundaries of human knowledge through scientific research.
The Mu Tau chapter of Beta Beta Beta (or Tri-Beta) is the Biological Honor Society at CBU. Tri-Beta encourages those students interested in Biology to express their scientific passions through events such as going behind the scenes of the Memphis Zoo, traveling to the Tennessee Safari Park, or touring local exhibits and healthcare facilities such as University of Tennessee Health Science Center and St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.
In addition, Tri-Beta has several philanthropy events that benefit both the Church Health here in Memphis and the Ishaka Health Plan that provides services in Uganda. These events include bake sales, trivia night, Bowling for Uganda, Students vs Faculty Volleyball tournament, and Church Health Week.
Tri-Beta also acts as an aid in students’ professional endeavors. We host a mock interview event where students can interview with professionals in their respected fields. We also provide monthly Coffee and Conversations events with local graduate students involved in Pharmacy, Medical, Dental, and Physician Assistant schools.
Overall, Tri-Beta offers a variety of events to not only help students achieve their professional goals, but to also be involved in community events and to have fun with other members.
Tri-Beta meets every other Thursday at 12:30 p.m. in Cooper-Wilson Center 105.
Krishna Patel – email
Danny Nguyen – email
Dr. Ogilvie – email
Black Student Association
The Christian Brothers University Black Student Association (BSA) seeks to represent and address the interests and concerns of the African American and other minorities on campus.
Our goal is to congregate and highlight all aspects of student life for the purpose of improving the campus environment. We encourage the involvement of African American students in ALL campus activities. We discourage and abate institutional and individual acts and symbols of discrimination of any kind (colorist, sexism, ageism, and overall prejudice). We highly promote the essence of Buccaneer Spirit and the tradition of Black Excellence. Our core value is to heighten and assure awareness and promote friendship among ALL races.
Victoria Robinson – email
Catholic Student Association
Through faith-based community events and programs the CSA seeks to enhance our spiritual lives, and to explore as well as celebrate our Catholic faith and relationship with Christ together. We strive to connect students to incredible opportunities on campus, in Memphis, and in the Mid-South Area, like retreats and community service events. For our non-Catholic members, we can provide a chance to learn more about Catholicism or simply to strengthen their Christian faith. Our goal is to be a faith-filled Catholic organization in which all feel welcome and become an outlet for students at and around CBU to grow closer to God while in college.
Caleb Parrish – email
Jean Salvador Melo Escobedo – email
Delta Sigma Pi
Delta Sigma Pi is a Professional Fraternity that prepares business students for successful professional careers, but also instills values of service and principled leadership that characterize Deltasigs in all phases of life.
Armando Montero – email
Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc
Allissa Patton – email
Divine Voices Gospel Choir
The Divine Voices Gospel Choir seeks to bring inspiration to Christian Brothers University, one gospel song at a time.
Divine Voices was founded in 2013 by Kierra Turner and Devon Wade with the goal of praising God by making a joyful noise while ministering to our school and outside community through the art of singing Gospel music, upon request and through annual performances. The group has performed at events like CBU’s Annual Christmas Dinner, the MLK Prayer Service, commencement, Welcome Back Weekend Mass, a Lady Bucs Softball Game, and DVGC’s own fall and spring concerts.
Friendship, fellowship, leadership, worship
Founded on a superior level of musical performance and rooted in the Lasallian principles of Christian Brothers University, the Divine Voices Gospel Choir seeks to provide opportunities for learning and service through the discipline of singing. In an atmosphere which encourages continued personal and professional musical growth, high musical standards, and positive leadership qualities, The Divine Voices Gospel Choir continuously strives to be productive student leaders on campus and in surrounding communities.
For more information on DVGC, our full calender of events, and tickets, you can visit
Some of the things you’ll learn
- Breathe properly while exercising vocal control
- Vocal conditioning techniques
- A wide range of Gospel songs
How to join
- Complete the admissions process for Christian Brothers University
- Complete online or paper DVGC membership application
- Complete Part 1 and 2 DVGC questionnaire
- Upload a copy of your class schedule
- Send written notice of any other club affiliations or outside activities
- Sign up for choral auditions and camp
Cedrick Turner – email
Daniel Orleans-Lindsay – email
Food Recovery Network
The Food Recovery Network aims to help lower the amount of food waste from our cafeteria. We donate food that would have been thrown away and provide it to different organizations in the city. We meet once a week for about 30-45 minutes to prepare the food before donating it.
The CBU chapter of the Food Recovery Network typically meets on Thursday nights to recover uneaten food in Alfonso Dining Hall. To stay up to date on their meetings and recovery times, visit their social media profiles, or email President Blaire Jefferson.
Juan Ventura – email
Brother Tom – email
Gay Straight Alliance
The GSA at CBU seeks to actively bridge LGBT+ persons and their straight allies together by serving as a constructive medium, which encourages the campus community to explore their relationship with their peers and humanity.
GSA operates in accordance with the principles and values of Christian Brothers University by seeking connection between students on campus. GSA believes that its mission is fulfilled in three way:
- Building Community: GSA will function as a social venue, which brings LGBT+ and straight people together through various events, meetings, and other activities. GSA realizes that person-to-person interaction is essential in the establishment of an open, accepting, and inclusive environment on campus.
- Understanding: In the promotion of justice and acceptance of others, GSA will be a forum that provokes thought through education. GSA recognizes that real understanding comes from the channeling of discussion and welcomes free dialogue amongst all people.
- Supporting: GSA will strive, to the best of its abilities, to provide for those who feel they are in need of support by maintaining an open door policy for dialogue and providing outside resources. It must be understood that, in certain circumstances, GSA cannot guarantee total confidentiality.
Rachel Pham – email
Dawn Issacs – email
Dr. McConner – email
Hola CBU is a student-led organization that focuses on cultivating a robust community for Hispanic students on campus through service, education, outreach, support, and partnerships.
Abigail Aguilar – email
Kelsey Morrison – email
Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers
Institute of Management Accountants
Latifah Ahmad – email
Anthony Young – email
Kappa Sigma is focused upon the Four Pillars of Fellowship, Leadership, Scholarship and Service. As a values-based men’s fraternity, Kappa Sigma strictly forbids hazing and fosters meaningful college experiences by offering progressive membership development and pledge education.
A Greater Cause
The Kappa Sigma Fraternity is strongly committed to making a difference in the lives of others. It is this commitment that has provided the inspiration and vision for A GREATER CAUSE. A Greater Cause program is designed to record the activities and reinforce the concept that Kappa Sigma members should play an active role in their communities.
- To dramatically increase volunteerism for charitable causes.
- To dramatically increase the number of alumni to serve as volunteers and mentors.
- To reinforce to all brothers that Kappa Sigma is for life.
The principal program of the A Greater Cause Foundation is Kappa Sigma’s Military Heroes Campaign. Created in 2007, the Military Heroes Campaign honors and aids thousands of military veterans and their families in communities throughout the U.S. and Canada. Since its inception, the campaign has donated nearly $500,000 to non-profit organizations who advocate on behalf of servicemen and women and those wounded in combat.
Fisher House Foundation
The Military Heroes Campaign focuses, in particular, on providing charitable assistance to the Fisher House Foundation, a segment of the Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund that provides free housing to wounded veterans and their families throughout the duration of rehabilitation. The Fisher House Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that provides a network of 38 comfort homes on the grounds of military and VA major medical centers. The houses are 5,000 to 16,000 square foot units, with up to 21 suites, donated to the military and Department of Veterans Affairs. The Foundation provides support to families of patients receiving care at the nearby medical center.
Nick Blancett – email
Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc
Avyon Bess – email
Kappa Delta Pi
The mission of Lasallian Collegians is to promote the Lasallian identity that the university was founded upon.
Mathematical Association of America (MAA)
The MAA is a club dedicated to bringing together math enthusiasts of all backgrounds.
The MAA is backed by the CBU Mathematics department and regularly hosts math-related talks and social events (e.g. Pi Day celebration) throughout the year. Dues are $10 per semester.
Rachel Stephens – email
Muslim Student Association
The Muslim Students’ Association at Christian Brothers University aims to promote a sense of community among Muslim and non-Muslim students on campus, dispelling common misconceptions and stereotypes about Islam, and presenting the Islamic culture, history, and thought to the community as a whole.
Lamis Hassan – email
The purpose of the Christian Brothers University Collegiate Chapter of the NAACP is to inform youth of the problems affecting minority groups, to advance the economic, educational, social and political status of minority groups and their harmonious cooperation with other peoples, to stimulate an appreciation for all culture; and to develop a progressive intelligent youth leadership.
Christian Brothers University (CBU) made history among Lasallian institutions by becoming the first to incorporate a student chapter of the NAACP on September 4, 2014.
The NAACP, which is the common abbreviation for the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, is the oldest and largest civil rights organization in the nation. It is comprised of more than a half-million members and over 2,000 local units throughout the country.
“We began this process last September, and we received approval from the national chapter of the NAACP in July. I am extremely excited about everything coming together,” said chapter president Taylor Flake, a sophomore history major at CBU. “It is our mission to keep our Lasallian values first and foremost as we actively and effectively advocate for social justice within both our CBU community and the greater Memphis community.”
CBU is pleased and excited to have a chapter of the NAACP on campus. “It is a joy to see young student leaders embrace the tradition and diversity of this organization by implementing a chapter on the campus of Christian Brothers University,” said Karen Conway-Barnett, dean of students and advisor to campus multicultural organizations. “Through this organization, CBU students from all walks of life work together to continue the struggle for seeking social justice for all Americans, a cause which embodies the Lasallian mission.”
CBU was founded in 1871 by the De La Salle Christian Brothers, a Catholic teaching order founded by Saint John Baptist De La Salle. This community of educators dedicates their lives to provide Christian education to young people, especially the poor. Tim Doyle, associate vice president for student life, said that the history of Lasallian education and the mission of NAACP are closely related. “Lasallian Catholic institutions have a proud history of promoting and supporting social justice movements, and CBU embraces that tradition. Our diverse, deeply integrated student body is a tangible reminder of our all-embracing and universal mission to educate the minds and touch the hearts of all willing people. Our student organizations should and do reflect that.”
National Panhellenic Council (NPHC)
Tarus Dukes Jr. – email
National Society of Black Engineers
The Christian Brothers University Student Chapter of the National Society of Black Engineers is a student led professional organization of STEM majors at Christian Brothers University that aims to increase the number of minority students studying engineering at both the undergraduate and graduate levels, promote public awareness of engineering and the opportunities for Blacks and other minorities in that profession, and function as a representative body on issues and developments that affect the careers of Black Engineers.
Panhellenic Council (PHC)
Beverly Agsaulio – email
Phi Alpha Theta History Honor Society
Phi Alpha Theta is an American honor society for undergraduate and graduate students and professors of history. Since 1989, Phi Alpha Theta at CBU has strived to understand and explore the significance of history.
Will Foner – email
Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc
The brothers of Phi Beta Sigma seek to embody a “Culture For Service and Service For Humanity” and promote brotherhood, scholarship and service.
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.
Today, Phi Beta Sigma has blossomed into an international organization of leaders. No longer a single entity, members of the Fraternity have been instrumental in the establishment of the Phi Beta Sigma National Foundation, the Phi Beta Sigma Federal Credit Union and The Sigma Beta Club Foundation. Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, founded in 1920 with the assistance of Phi Beta Sigma, is the sister organization of the Fraternity.
Courtney Carter – email
Peyton Cullen – email
Erfon Pourhashemi – email
Sigma Alpha Epsilon
The mission of Sigma Alpha Epsilon is to promote the highest standards of friendship, scholarship, and service for our members based upon the ideals set forth by our Founders and as specifically enunciated in our creed, “The True Gentleman.
Griffin Towne – email
Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc
Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority seeks to enhance the quality of life for women and their families in the U.S. and globally through community service. Our goal is to achieve greater progress in the areas of education, healthcare, and leadership development. Our members, affiliates, staff and community partners work to create and support initiatives that align with our vision.
Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc. was organized on November 12, 1922, in Indianapolis, Indiana, by seven young educators: Mary Lou Allison Gardner Little, Dorothy Hanley Whiteside, Vivian White Marbury, Nannie Mae Gahn Johnson, Hattie Mae Annette Dulin Redford, Bessie Mae Downey Rhoades Martin and Cubena McClure. The group became an incorporated national collegiate sorority on December 30, 1929, when a charter was granted to Alpha chapter at Butler University.
Pi Pi Chapter was chartered on the campus of Christian Brothers University on June 12, 2004
Soaring To Greater Heights Of Attainment Around The World, Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc., as a leading national service organization, has met the challenges of the day and continues to grow through Sisterhood, Scholarship and Service.
Society of Physics Students
Society of Women Engineers
To stimulate women to achieve full potential in careers as engineers and leaders, expand the image of the engineering profession as a positive force in improving the quality of life, and demonstrate the value of diversity.
The Collegiate Section D055 of the Society of Women Engineers is centered around a passion for our members’ success and continues to evolve with the challenges and opportunities reflected in today’s exciting engineering and technology specialties. Our core values are Integrity, Inclusive Environment, Mutual Support, Professional Excellence, and Trust.
- Integrity: We aspire to the highest level of ethical behavior as evidenced by honesty and dignity in our personal and professional relationships and responsibilities.
- Inclusive Environment: We embrace diversity in its broadest interpretation and commit to creating an inclusive environment for all our members and stakeholders. We value the contributions of a diverse membership, which enables SWE to achieve its full potential.
- Mutual Support: We provide an organization that fosters mentoring, and the development of professional and personal networks.
- Professional Excellence: We conduct our activities in a professional manner, demonstrating and demanding the highest standards of business practices. Trust We share a common definition of success with open, transparent access to common information, building mutual respect and confidence in the competence of those with whom we lead, serve and partner with.
The Collegiate Section D055 of the Society of Women Engineers also strives to provide STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) outreach to Shelby County School students. Our section holds a winetasting event once a year to provide funds for collegiate activities and STEM outreach. This support also helps members to attend national and regional conferences where they learn about outreach as well as how to succeed in the professional world. The STEM programs offered are aimed to inspire children to pursue a college education in these fields and are paid for by the monetary support of our fundraising events.
Saira Martinez – email
Student Activities Council
Bennett Martin – email
Student Government Association
Kristine Truong – email
Collin Dice – email
Tau Beta Pi
Tau Beta Pi Goals
- Recognize and promote leadership, excellence, innovation, and ethics in the profession of engineering through membership in its honor society.
- Celebrate and gain recognition in academic, professional, and business circles that its members are the best, the brightest, and the most talented engineers in America.
- Champion ongoing education and advancement of the engineering profession.
- Seek to make the engineering profession exciting and cool.
- Formulate and promote unbiased, independent education to the population at large on important engineering issues.
Chris Fagin – email
Tau Kappa Epsilon
The Pi-Epsilon Chapter strives to unleash each member’s potential and fulfill the International Fraternity’s mission statement of truly making better men for a better world.
The Pi-Epsilon Chapter of Tau Kappa Epsilon at Christian Brothers University has played a pivotal role in establishing and enhancing what it means to promote leadership, scholarship and fellowship within the Memphis community as a whole. From its humble beginnings: starting as a colony on the 20th of October 1979, to eventually receiving its charter on January 10, 1981, Tau Kappa Epsilon has lived out its core values of Love, Charity, and Esteem thus making Tau Kappa Epsilon the first and oldest Fraternity at Christian Brothers University.
The Pi-Epsilon Chapter of Tau Kappa Epsilon prides itself in its philanthropic efforts. In the spring semester of 2010 alone, the active members were able to raise $213.00 per man and completed 74 service hours per man. The dollars raised and hours completed, went to the worthy organizations of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, The Alzheimer’s Association of America, and The Dream Factory of Memphis. The International Headquarters of Tau Kappa Epsilon recognizes both St. Jude and the Alzheimer’s Association as official TKE philanthropies. Each year we serve hundreds of hours and donate thousands of dollars to these charitable organizations. However, the Pi-Epsilon Chapter prides itself in its diligent work with the Dream Factory of Memphis. The “Nite of Life” initiative is a Pi-Epsilon tradition that allows us to promote a small, local charity is an extremely rewarding experience. In the spring semester of 2010 we were able to present a check for $7500.00 to the Dream Factory, the largest in the history of the event.
Jose Flores – email
Mitchell McCreeles – email
Gerardo Reyes – email
Victoria Lwamba – email
Young Ladies United
The mission of this organization is to unite the women at CBU of all races, creeds and economic backgrounds while developing and educating them to become campus, community and professional leaders.
Kiara Macklin – email
Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc
Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. aims to foster the ideas of service, charity, scholarship, civil and cultural endeavors, sisterhood and finer womanhood.
Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Incorporated was founded on January 16, 1920, on the campus of Howard University in Washington, D.C. as the sister organization to Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity. Five women chose not to embrace the tenets of established black sororities and chartered Zeta Phi Beta Sorority to encourage the highest standards of scholarship through scientific, literary, cultural and educational programs; promote service projects on college campuses and in the community; foster sisterhood; and exemplify the ideal of Finer Womanhood.
Leslie Curry – email
Zeta Tau Alpha
To make a difference in the lives of our members by developing the potential of each individual through innovative programming, which emphasizes leadership development, service to others, academic achievement and continued personal growth for women, with a commitment to friendship and the future based on the sisterhood, values and traditions of the past.
Bella Rodriguez – email