Academic and Professional Organizations | Capital University


Service and Social Action

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    Want to make a change or explore your passion? There is a group for you. 


    Alpha Phi Omega
    We are an inclusive group, open to all nationalities, backgrounds, and genders, and we welcome you to become part of our amazing organization. Together we can pursue a common goal - leading through service to others. Alpha Phi Omega is a coeducational national service organization that provides it members the chance to develop leadership skills through service projects on their campus, in their community and across the nation.

    Buckminster Fuller Society
    The Fuller Society is a group of diverse and nonpartisan students interested in discussing various issues of international, national, state, local, and campus concern.

    Capital For Animal Liberation
    Our mission is to open people's eyes to the many unnecessary iniquities endured by other members of the animal kingdom and provide constructive ways of combating these iniquities. We hope to reflect the importance of interconnected life by showing how animal industries (such as factory farming) effect not only the animals, but human health and the environment as well. Through screenings, protests, demonstrations, leafleting, and tabling this group will show that all life is worthy of respect.

    Capital University Campus Democrats
    To promote a better America, with equality, opportunity, and freedom within a just and strong society, we dedicate ourselves to organizing the participation of Students for the Democratic Party at Capital University. As college students, we pledge ourselves to continue the thoughts, ideals, and philosophies of the Democratic Party; as well as the ones that made this nation the greatest, and most powerful example of free people in the world. As citizens of today and leaders of tomorrow, we shall strive to shape our campus, community, state, and nation into a more perfect union. For full dedication to this cause and to this mission, we call for full participation from students on this campus without regard of sex, race, ethnic origin, religion, physical impairment, socioeconomic status, or sexual orientation. Understanding the importance the democratic process to preserve the American values of freedom, liberty, and democracy – we, Capital University Campus Democrats, do hereby associate ourselves as an official organization on Capital’s campus.

    Capital University Campus Greens
    This organization is a member of the Youth Caucus of the Green Party. We are committed to furthering the ideals of the Green Party of the United States, including Peace, Ecology, Social Justice, and Democracy as well as fulfilling the ten pillars of the Green Party to create a better nation.

    Capital University Gaming Collective
    The Gaming Collective wants to provide students an opportunity to play their favorite, stress-relieving video games with other like-minded individuals in a comfortable, organized, and friendly environment.

    Capital University Love Your Melon Crew
    Love Your Melon is an apparel brand dedicated to improving the lives of children with childhood cancer in the US.

    Capital University Ski and Board Club
    The perfect home for all skiers and snowboarders attending Capital University. It doesn't matter if you're a beginner or an expert. Our club is open to all levels of talent. Why stay inside? Come out and shred with us!

    Capital University Yarn Club
    The purpose of The Yarn Club is to provide students with a positive outlet for stress while engaging in knitting, crocheting, and needlework. We will give back to the community with the products of our efforts, the methods of which may vary.

    CHAARG [CHANGING HEALTH, ATTITUDES, + ACTIONS TO RECREATE GIRLS] CHAARG aims to ignite a passion in college-aged girls for health + fitness. Too many college girls rely solely on an elliptical. CHAARG liberates girls from the elliptical + shows them that fitness can [+ SHOULD] be fun! Since every girl has a different preference of what fun is, we create opportunities for our CHAARG girls to “find their fit.” We do this by partnering with local studios once a week to lead a workout, whether it be CrossFit, Pure Barre, or salsa dancing — and everything in between. Once a girl joins CHAARG, she is welcomed into a supportive + empowering community of 5,000+ girls! When you workout, you feel good — but, when you surround yourself with people to support you, you feel even better. CHAARG combines good friends + a good workout to keep every girl feeling her happiest + healthiest self. Currently at 37 universities — with a “Virtual Chapter” for girls who do not have a CHAARG Chapter at their university yet — the movement is just getting started. Elisabeth Tavierne [CHAARG Founder] — “My goal is to bring CHAARG to every university in the United States — if not the world. Ultimately though, my mission is to empower every CHAARG girl to be the best version of herself. I truly hope that all of our members find their passion for health + fitness — whatever that means to them. While CHAARG focuses a lot on fitness, living a healthy life is so much more than the physical aspect. I hope all of our members grow to embrace a healthy + happy lifestyle. I hope that they find a supportive + encouraging community + that they meet not only workout buddies, but lifelong friends.”

    Circle K International
    Circle K is the college level of the Kiwanis family. We are a service, leadership, and fellowship organization. Our mission is to provide service projects for our members while helping them develop into leaders and providing networking opportunities.

    College Libertarians
    Maximum Freedom, Limited Government

    College Republicans
    The College Republicans represent the values of limited government, personal freedom, and individual responsibility, at the college level. We advance these ideals through education, political discourse, and activism, as we engage our peers and defend liberty wherever it is threatened.

    Colleges Against Cancer
    Colleges Against Cancer brings cancer awareness to campus, as well as putting together Relay for Life to help raise funds for the American Cancer Society and bring the community together to support those who are battling cancer or those whom have lost their fight.

    CUUC (Capital University Ukulele Club)
    Our mission is to teach and learn how to play the ukulele for performance and for fun in an inclusive community, while fostering a love for this instrument and for music. No audition is needed for entry.

    Free Project
    The Free Project is a growing network of college students fighting to bring an end to human trafficking and modern day slavery worldwide.

    It's Abuse
    It's Abuse is an organization that is part of a movement to stop relationship abuse on college campuses through education, awareness, and prevention initiatives.

    Live Out Loud Charity
    The mission of Live Out Loud Charity is to serve those at risk of committing suicide and to help stop this preventable cause of death from continually happening. The mission reflects the life-changing impact that the charity has on children, families, referral sources, sponsors, and entire communities. A network of dedicated LOLC volunteers has enriched the lives of individuals suffering from depression, suicidal thoughts, low self-esteem, and those impacted by suicide or dealing with loved ones in that situation, through its events and programs. The Live Out Loud Charity was founded in 2010 one year after a young man took his own life at the age of 19. Since its humble beginnings in 2010 we have reached millions of individuals nationwide through our various partnerships. We are proud to say we are branching out, becoming a nationwide organization through the partnership with several institutions that share our mission of suicide awareness and prevention.

    Open Source Club
    Our purpose is to create and advocate free software and electronics and to create a community of excellent programmers. We advocate free software through the creation of documentation, providing support, and fighting cluelessness.

    Quidditch Club
    The purpose of the Quidditch Club is to provide an athletic opportunity for all students, regardless of previous athletic experience, while bringing the game of the Harry Potter world to life.

    Socialist Student Union
    The purpose of this organization is to provide students who are interested in socialism, justice, the resistance of Bourgeois values, and empathy towards the voiceless and oppressed peoples of our society with a forum to discuss and act to challenge and change the status quo.

    The Capitones
    The purpose of The Capitones is to bring an exciting, modern, contemporary, musical a cappella group on campus that is open to the entire student body.

    Women's Empowerment Alliance
    The purpose of this organization is to break down stigma and stereotypes of women by educating, serving, and supporting not only women at Capital University but women in Columbus and in the community. This will be done by training organizations on Capital’s campus to be allies of gender equality and debunking stereotypes and myths, serving the community by volunteering and fundraising for women in the community through programs and events, and creating an environment that is safe space for feminist to connect, promote gender equality, and grow.

    Young Americans for Liberty, Capital University
    Young Americans for Liberty (YAL) is the largest, most active, and fastest-growing pro-liberty organization on America's college campuses. With more than 600 YAL chapters and 204,000 youth activists nationwide, YAL seeks to identify, educate, train, and mobilize young people committed to winning on principle.