Student Council All students who are
enrolled as traditional undergraduate students with the University, carrying at
least 12 credit hours are considered part of the “Associated Students” of
Olivet Nazarene University.
The governing body of the Associated Students of Olivet Nazarene University is
the Associated Student Council (ASC). The Associated Student Council strives to
exceed expectations in order to enrich the quality of the student experience
by: consistently developing leaders, providing effective representation, and cultivating
a vibrant community centered on Christ. Overall, this organization is
responsible, along with the University administration, for fostering social and
spiritual development on campus. Below are some ways you can be involved in
The Voting Council is
comprised of the Executive Council and each Class Council. The Voting Council makes
decisions concerning the Associated Student Council, plans events, and works on
the behalf of the Associated Students in order to improve campus life.
The selected student Executive
Council members facilitate the organizations and activities under their
position in the Associated Student Council. Specifically, this council plans
events, organizes ministries and clubs, and strives to address campus issues by
working with the administration on the behalf of the student body. Class CouncilEach student Class
Council consists of a president, chaplain, and five representatives elected by
its respective academic class. Class Councils are to develop leaders among the
classes, encourage campus improvement, and provide opportunities to build
Student Body President
The 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 is responsible for the faithful execution of all
provisions in the Constitution and all rulings of the Student Council as
well as presiding at all meetings of the ASC Voting Council. The
President also supervises all organizations under the umbrella of ASC.
Spiritual Life Ministries
The Spiritual Life Ministries are chaired by the student Vice President for
Spiritual Life and exist for the spirit-led advancement of His kingdom through
service, acknowledging Christ as our foundation. The Spiritual Life Ministries
provide students opportunities for involvement through various in-reach (To
serve ONU students) and out-reach (To serve the community) activities.
Social Life events are led by the student Vice President for Social Life and
the ASC Voting Council in conjunction with the Office of Student Development. Primary
annual responsibilities include Ollies Follies, Paint Wars, Candy Costume Fest,
and the Christmas Party, along with many other social activities to build
community amongst the campus and community.Women’s Residential Life (WRL)
The WRL Council is an organization for female residential students chaired by
the student Vice President for WRL. The purpose of WRL is to maintain effective
communication with female students and residential life staff in order to
anticipate and respond to the needs of female students. Together WRL will
sponsor and/or co-sponsor programming efforts that target the needs and
interests of female students, including traditional events such as Homecoming Coronation, Mr. ONU, Women’s
Appreciation Events, and the
Sister 2 Sister program.
Residential Life (MRL)
The MRL Council is an organization for male residential students chaired by the
student Vice President for MRL. The purpose of MRL is to maintain effective
communication with male students and the residential life staff in order to
anticipate and respond to the needs of male students. MRL will sponsor and/or
co-sponsor programming efforts that target the needs and interests of male students,
including traditional events such as Manvember
activities, Costume Dodgeball Tournaments, and tailgate parties.
The Publicity Council is led by
the student Vice President for Publicity. The Publicity Council advertises for
all-school events, class council events, and ASC clubs and organizations events
by graphically designing posters and other guerilla marketing tactics. This
council has a tremendous influence on communication to the student body and the
success of ASC sponsored activities.
The Aurora Yearbook is led by a student Executive Editor. Each academic year,
the Aurora Yearbook student staff takes photographs as well as writes, edits, formats
and publishes stories about campus life. All students are encouraged to join
The GlimmerGlass Newspaper is led by a student Executive Editor. The
GlimmerGlass Newspaper student staff takes photographs as well as writes,
edits, formats and publishes stories about campus life and beyond. All students
are encouraged to join the staff! Course credit can be earned by the student
staff by enrolling in course COMM 210.
Clubs and Honor Societies
ASC Clubs and Honor Societies are managed by the Vice President for Student
Relations. Such organizations exist to serve and represent the student body in
their respective departments, campus, and the community at large. ASC Clubs and
Honor Societies have meetings, host events, and travel based on their focus.
Athletic Training Club
club provides athletic training majors a place to develop professionally.
Students will use their skills to serve the community in a variety of
athletic training activities.
Biophilic (Biology Club)
club exists to promote community and service within the biology department, the
campus of Olivet, and surrounding area as well as understanding of biology and
Capitol Hill Gang (Political Science
This club exists in order to encourage political activity
and debate among the students, faculty, and staff in order to advance awareness
on domestic and global issues.Chemistry
This club exists to involve all students on campus who enjoy
provides a welcoming environment for students who enjoy crafting. There are
opportunities to learn new craft skills as well as to share your creations
in craft shows.
Diakonia (Social Work)
This club exists in order to promote fellowship for social
work and social welfare-oriented students. Various activities will be sponsored
in order to raise awareness at ONU about human need.
Enactus (formerly known as SIFE)
This club exists to provide college
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
This club exists to promote community among students who
have an interest or passion for horses and to promote understanding of
Exercise Science Club
This club exists to promote unity among all students
interested in Exercise Science, including various job opportunities in the
field and graduate school speakers.Green Room
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
This club exists in order
to provide students with an opportunity to learn about and participate in
investments. It teaches students how to invest wisely and that there is always
a risk when investing. All majors are welcome!
Kappa Delta Pi (Education Honor
honor society exists to encourage and promote the continuing excellence in the
education department. Kappa Delta Rho (Family and Consumer Science Honor Society)
honor society is 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)
honor society exists to encourage the development and reward the
accomplishments of those in the communications program.Math Club
promotes community amongst students who share a passion for mathematics by
participating in mathematical origami, math scavenger hunts, math movies and an
annual Math Murder Mystery. No upper division math is required.
MuKappa (Students from International Missionary and Military Homes)
This club exists to encourage the international missionary
and military students at Olivet.
Multi-Ethnic Relations (MERC)
This club exists to promote ethnic awareness and unity within
the Olivet community.
National Association for Music Educators
This club exists to help future music educators and the
community music programs learn more about music education and how to be
Christ-like influences in our respective communities.
National Science Teachers Association
This club exists to promote the mission of NSTA and
familiarize students with the resources provided by the association as well as
provide opportunities for professional growth and development.Nursing Student Association
This club exists to provide unity and support among the
nursing students and to provide community service opportunities such as blood
This club exists to provide opportunities for Engineering
students and the student body to have fun utilizing engineering.
Olivet Geological Society
This club exists to provide enjoyable and educational activities
with a geological focus for students.
Outdoor Adventure Club
club exists in order to provide opportunities for Olivet students with
varying degrees of outdoor experience to enjoy God's creation
together. Activities might include hiking, backpacking, climbing, fishing, and
Phi Alpha Theta (History Honor Society)
honor society exists to encourage and promote continuing excellence in the
history department.Law and Politics Society
exists in order to promote the
awareness of law and the legal profession and to prepare ourselves for the
challenges of law school and of a legal career.
Psi Chi (Psychology Honor Society)
honor society exists to encourage academic growth and excellence in the
psychology field.Sigma Tau Delta (English and English Education Honor Society)
honor society exists to encourage academic growth and excellence in the field
of English through opportunities such as the submission of personal writings to
Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), Student chapterStudents interested in entering a career in human resources will be enriched by a membership in both the local chapter and national organizations. Members have the opportunity to explore internship and job opportunities, network with industry professionals, attend conferences, compete in case competitions and apply for scholarships.Spoons
This club exists as an improv team that performs a show
regularly about once a month both on and off campus. We exist to show that Christians
relax, have a good time and laugh ‘til it hurts while glorifying God in the
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)
This club exists to empower future educators in their
pursuit to invest in the lives of the next generation.Student Unit of Family and Consumer Sciences
This club exists to provide an introduction into the
profession of family consumer sciences and development of Christian
professional attitudes and competencies.
This club exists to provide a supportive gaming community
for students on campus. Anyone who loves playing games is welcome to join or
From student council to departmental clubs, Olivet students have dozens of ways to have fun while building relationships with those who have similar interests.