Associated Student Council All students who are enrolled as “regular undergraduate students” with the University and who are carrying at least 12 credit hours are considered part of the “Associated Students” of Olivet Nazarene University.The governing unit of the Associated Students of Olivet Nazarene University is the Associated Student Council (ASC). This body is responsible, along with the University administration, for fostering social and religious activities on campus. Below are some ways you can be involved in ASC.Student Body PresidentThe Student Body President serves as the primary representative of the student body to the various facets of the University and the community at large. The president leads the Student Council, presides at its meetings, upholds the Constitution of the Associated Students, and organizes ASC initiatives.Executive Council The Executive Council assists the Student Body President in executing the provisions of the Constitution, the subjoined by-laws and the rulings of the Voting Council. They plan events, organize clubs, and help address campus issues by working with the administration on behalf of the student body. Class CouncilEach Class Council consists of a president, a chaplain and five representatives — all of whom are elected by its respective academic class. The function of the Class Council is to conduct campus events, develop leaders among the classes, and to be a proactive body for the overall improvement of the University experience.Spiritual Life MinistriesThe Spiritual Life Ministries are chaired by the VP for Spiritual Life and exist for the spirit-led advancement of His kingdom through service, acknowledging Christ as our foundation.Social CommitteeThis committee is chaired by the VP for Social Life and is made up of the class presidents and representatives. Social Committee’s primary annual responsibilities include Ollies Follies, Candy Costume Fest, Recess, and Winter Banquet, along with many other social activities for the enjoyment of the students. Men’s Residential Life (MRL)The MRL Council is chaired by the VP for MRL, and its main function is to provide dynamic activities for male residents, as well as to work with ASC and the administration on improving campus life. MRL sponsors Tiger Championship Wrestling, camping trips, beard month and tailgate parties.Women’s Residential Life (WRL)The WRL Council is chaired by the VP for WRL, and its main function is to provide dynamic activities for female residents, as well as to work with ASC and the administration in improving campus life. WRL sponsors Mr. ONU, Leading Ladies Luncheon and Homecoming Coronation. In addition, WRL provides mentorship for freshman women with its Sister 2 Sister program. AuroraThe Aurora is led by a student editor, and is edited and published each year by a student staff. All students are encouraged to assist in the publication. Course credit can be earned by students enrolled in course ENG 242: College Publications. The GlimmerGlassThe GlimmerGlass is the student newspaper, and is edited and published by a student staff. All students are encouraged to join the staff and be involved in reporting, writing, doing layout and working in other areas. Clubs and Honor SocietiesClubs and Honor Societies are managed by the VP for Student Relations and exist to serve the student body. They represent departments and random interests among the student body. They host events, have meetings and even go on trips. Biophilic (Biology Club): Organizes service projects and community events for bio majors and anyone with an interest in biology.
Capitol Hill Gang (Political Science Club): Hosts debates, takes a trip to Washington, D.C. and promotes political awareness on campus.Chemistry: Exists to involve students on campus who enjoy chemistry.Diakonia (Social Work): Provides fellowship for social welfare-oriented students. Sponsors various activities in order to raise consciousness at ONU about human need. Visit us on Facebook.
Enactus (formerly known as SIFE): Exists to provide students the best opportunity to make a difference, and to develop leadership, teamwork and communication skills through learning, practicing and teaching the principles of free enterprise.Equestrian Club: Provides fellowship for those who love horses, trail rides and bonfires.Exercise Science Club: Provides fellowship for exercise science majors plus opportunities to learn about grad schools and hear speakers from your specific field of interest.Going Green: Exists to conserve resources, respect the earth and promote "green" awareness on the Olivet campus. Green Room: A non-profit that exists to promote and instruct in theatre arts. Specifically focuses on the production of stage shows and the advancement of student talent with emphases on Christian worldview and spiritual development to accompany theatrical accomplishment.International Justice Mission: Exists and acts in order to fulfill the Lord’s mandate of biblical justice to those who are oppressed by and entangled in human trafficking.Kappa Delta Pi (National Education Honor Society): Exists to encourage and promote the continuing excellence in the education department. Kappa Delta Rho (Family and Consumer Science Honor Society): A national honor society dedicated to recognizing and encouraging excellence in scholarship, research and leadership in Family and Consumer Sciences.Lambda Pi Eta Theta Beta (Communication Department Honor Society): Exists to encourage the development and reward the accomplishments of those in the communications program.Math Club: A community whose students share the same passion for math by participating in mathematical origami, math scavenger hunts, math movies and an annual Math Murder Mystery. No upper division math is required.Men’s Club Volleyball: Exists to provide an opportunity for the men of ONU to learn, participate in and compete in the sport of men’s volleyball at the collegiate level.MuKappa (Students from International Missionary and Military Homes): Exists to encourage the international missionary and military students at Olivet.Multi-Ethnic Relations (MERC): Exists to promote ethnic awareness and unity within the Olivet community.Music Educator’s National Conference: Exists to help future music educators and community music programs learn more about being music educators and to be Christ-like influences in our communities.National Science Teachers’ Association: Exists to promote the mission of NSTA and familiarize students with the resources provided by the association, and supply professional growth and development in science education.Nursing Student Association: Exists to provide unity and support among the nursing student body.Officers’ Christian Fellowship: Exists to glorify God by uniting Christian officers and cadets for biblical fellowship and outreach, and equipping them to minister effectively in the military service.Olivet Geological Society: Exists to provide Olivet students with activities that have a geological orientation and are both enjoyable and educational. Phi Alpha Theta (History Honor Society): Exists to encourage and promote continuing excellence in the history department.Pre-Law Society: Exists in order to promote the awareness of law and the legal profession, and to prepare students for the challenges of law school and a legal career. Psi Chi (Psychology Honor Society): Exists to encourage academic growth and excellence in the psychology field.Psychology Club: Exists to unite the study of psychology with social interaction, and to bring enjoyment into the academic community through service and professionalism.Seventh Reel: A nonprofit film organization administrated by students at ONU that advances cultural awareness of film academically, socially and spiritually through events, activities and fellowship of film enthusiasts across campus. Sigma Tau Delta (English and English Education Honor Society): Exists to encourage academic growth and excellence in the field of English.Student Dietetic Association (SDA): Exists to join dietetic majors together as a community for making a positive impact on the nutritional status of our local and global communities.Student Education Association (SEA): Exists to empower future educators in their pursuit to invest in the lives of the next generation.Student Unit of Family and Consumer Sciences: Exists to provide an introduction into the profession of family and consumer sciences, and development of Christian professional attitudes and competencies.
From student council to departmental clubs, Olivet students have dozens of ways to have fun while building relationships with those who have similar interests.