- Ryan Donaldson ’15
- Hometown: North Canton, Ohio
- Major: Medical Technology
When I graduated from high school, I knew I wanted to pursue a career in the medical field. I was interested in becoming a medical technologist, and heard that Mount Union had an outstanding medical technology program.
Active Student Organizations
The Accounting Club strives to meet the needs of the students who hold an interest in the accounting field and to promote an interest and an awareness of accounting throughout the University community. Membership is open to students who are currently enrolled in or have previously received credit for an accounting course.
Alpha Chi Omega
Founded at the University in 1920, the Alpha Eta Chapter of Alpha Chi Omega is a nationally-recognized social sorority for women whose values are character, leadership, academics, personal development and financial responsibility. Membership in Alpha Chi Omega is by invitation, and women interested in joining participate in the sorority recruitment process in the fall.
Alpha Delta Pi
Founded at the University in 1948, the Gamma Theta Chapter of Alpha Delta Pi is also a nationally-recognized chapter of the sorority for women who value character, high scholastic attainment, friendship, and contributions to the campus and community. Membership in Alpha Delta Pi is by invitation and women interested in joining participate in the sorority recruitment process in the fall.
Alpha Lambda Delta
Alpha Lambda Delta is a national scholastic honorary for freshmen to recognize academic excellence among freshmen. To be eligible for membership, students must have a 3.5 grade point average after the first semester or a 3.5 accumulative grade point average at the end of two semesters.
Alpha Phi Omega
Alpha Phi Omega is a national co-ed service fraternity that provides opportunities for campus, community, state and national service projects.
Alpha Psi Omega
Alpha Phi Omega is a national co-ed service fraternity that provides opportunities for campus, community, state and national service projects. Membership is open to all interested students.
Alpha Psi Omega & the Mount Union Players
Alpha Psi Omega is a national dramatics honorary to promote a high standard of scholarship and work in drama. Students are elected on a basis of active participation in theatre productions.
Alpha Tau Omega
Founded at the University in 1882, the Alpha Nu Chapter is a social fraternity for men whose goals are to bind men together in brotherhood based upon eternal and immutable principles. Membership in Alpha Tau Omega is by invitation, and those interested can participate in the fall fraternity recruitment process coordinated by the IFC.
Alpha Xi Delta
Alpha Xi Delta, founded at the University in 1902, is a nationally-recognized sorority chapter for women based upon the values of friendship, lifelong learning, and pursuit of personal excellence. Membership in Alpha Xi Delta is by invitation only, and women interested in joining participate in the sorority recruitment process in the fall.
American Chemical Society (ACS)
This organization is a student affiliate chapter, open to any student working toward an undergraduate degree in a chemical science or related discipline.
American Marketing Association (AMA)
The purpose of this organization is to enhance the academic and professional development of its members by bringing them in contact with a wide variety of activities through the cooperation of area businesses, professional speakers, the community and other campus organizations. AMA members learn marketing principles through volunteering, fundraisers, networking affairs, workshops, corporate speakers and firm tours. Membership is open to all interested students at the University.
The purpose of Mount Union ASCD is to provide students with the opportunity for professional development in education, specifically in the area of curriculum development. This professional experience includes serving as interns at conferences, attending and/or presenting at local, state or national ASCD and related conferences, and planning for the local conferences. Membership is open to those majoring/minoring/interested in the field of education.
Association of International Students (AIS)
AIS is an organization open to all interested students with the purpose of promoting and establishing fellowship and better understanding between the international students and other members of the University of Mount Union community.
Association of Pre-Physician Assistant Students (APPAS)
The purpose of APPAS is to promote educational experiences and provide a route for students seeking to pursue continued education as a Physician Assistant (PA). APPAS provides members opportunities for shadowing, volunteering and patient care as it relates to the PA profession. The organization seeks to help undergraduate students prepare for the application and interview process required for entry into a PA program.
Association of Women Students (AWS)
Association of Women Students is a student organization that acts as a coordinating and supportive body for all women’s issues, activities and functions both on campus and in the Alliance community. AWS offers the opportunity to participate in community service activities and stresses the positive effects that volunteering provides. All students are welcome.
Beta Beta Beta (Tri-Beta)
Beta Beta Beta 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. Members must be biology or environmental biology majors who have completed at least three hours of non-introductory classes in the biological sciences with an average GPA of B in all biology classes at the time of initiation.
Black Student Union (BSU)
This organization has as its objectives to effectively communicate the special programs and needs of black students to the University authorities and student body, promote pride among students and promote and maintain the general welfare of black students at Mount Union through cultural and social programs for the entire University community. Membership is open to all interested students of Mount Union whose primary concern is the promotion of diversity.
Blue Key Honor Society
A national honorary for junior and senior students which recognizes and selects students based upon their accomplishments in the areas of leadership, character, scholarship and service to the university and community.
The Mount Union Bowling Club is a club sport which exists to provide students the opportunity to bowl in a competitive environment. Membership is open to all who are interested in Bowling by contacting the president and/or the Office of Recreation and Wellness.
The Calliope is the University’s literary and art magazine with the purpose of encouraging artistic expression in literature and visual arts. Contributions are accepted from all members of the Mount Union community. Selections are chosen by an editorial staff and published in an annual magazine with support from professional judges in each category. The Calliope is an amazing opportunity for any artist or author to shine.
The purpose of Chinese Club is to organize and promote Chinese Language activities on the Mount Union campus and to foster a community among those students of Chinese on campus.
CHOICES (Choosing Healthy Options in Celebration of Educational Success)
The mission of CHOICES is to promote wellness, advocate responsible decision-making, raise student awareness regarding healthy lifestyles, and collaborate with other student organizations. Membership is open to all interested students.
The purpose of the College Democrats is to encourage political awareness and activism on campus, promote and further the beliefs of the Democratic party and assist in the election of Democratic candidates. Membership is open to all interested students.
Open to all students, this group is interested in furthering the principles and ideas of the Republican Party.
Evangelical in its understanding and purpose, CRU is especially interested in making disciples of Jesus Christ. Its programs and outreach seek to nurture Christian believers in their walk with Christ. Spring Break trips to evangelize and the Christmas break conference are student friendly.
Dance team is open to all interested students, with tryouts held each year. The purpose of this organization is to provide entertainment at home basketball games and various other events and to promote school spirit throughout the year.
Delta Sigma Tau
Delta Sigma Tau is Mount Union’s local, social sorority, founded in 1991 on the principles of dedication, empowerment, leadership, and ambition. Membership in Delta Sigma Tau is by invitation only, and women interested in joining participate in the sorority recruitment process in the fall semester.
The campus newspaper is published weekly during the academic year. Anyone interested in journalism may apply to work on the staff, including writers, photographers, typists, business majors and persons interested in graphic design.
The Edge, a University bible study group, provides opportunities for students to seek and enjoy the presence of God together. In the presence of the Lord there is love, freedom, strength, joy, peace, hope, healing, comfort, purpose, righteousness, power and truth.
The Engineering Club is open to all who are majoring or minoring in civil engineering or mechanical engineering.
The English Society
The English Society promotes an outlet for creativity and curiosity by hosting and attending intellectual and cultural activities pertaining to English, literature and/or writing that would otherwise be unavailable to students. The English Society is dedicated to bringing authors and other interesting speakers to campus, conducting writing workshops, bringing in engaging speakers and gathering students, faculty and staff together for thought-provoking movies and discussions.
Exercise Science Club
The purpose of the Exercise Science Club is to provide its members with practical experiences with the field of exercise science. Membership is open to those majoring, minoring, or with an interest in exercise science.
Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA)
The purpose of this organization is to present to student athletes and coaches and all whom they influence the challenge and adventure of receiving Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord, serving Him in their relationships and in the fellowship of the church.
For the Love of Christ Our King (FLOCK)
An organization which fosters fellowship and Christian ideals amongst Catholic students and the campus community as a whole. This organization meets to plan campus Masses and other activities, including prayer meetings and special speakers.
The purpose of The French Club shall be to organize and promote French Language activities on the Mount Union campus as well as foster a sense of community among students of French.
Gay Straight Alliance (GSA)
The intentions of this organization are to provide comfort, strength and a safe place to gather for gays, lesbians, bisexuals and allies in a social atmosphere; promote respect, harmony, individuality, community and understanding; discourage discrimination of any kind; educate the campus community and beyond about gay, lesbian and bisexual issues and work to abolish stereotypes of gays, lesbians and bisexuals. Membership is open to anyone interested.
The Mount Union Geology Club is a student organization designed to initiate, cultivate, and conserve a professional and casual interest in geology.
The purpose of the German club is to organize and promote German Language activities on the Mount Union campus as well as foster a sense of community among students of German.
Greeks Advocating the Mature Management of Alcohol (GAMMA)
Open to all fraternity men and sorority women, GAMMA is a national organization providing resources for peer education for fraternity and sorority members. GAMMA offers programming in four major risk-reduction topic areas, including alcohol and impaired driving, drugs, sexual assault and sexual health. GAMMA works closely with the Office of Alcohol, Drug, and Wellness Education to educate the Greek community on these particular issues.
HOLA (Hispanic Organization Latin America)
The goal of HOLA is to educate the community on Hispanic culture and diversity on the University of Mount Union campus.
Inspirational Voices of Praise (IVOP)
The purpose of IVOP is to initiate spiritual connections to many traditions, promote spiritual growth through the singing of gospel music from the African American tradition, to praise God through song, and to convey a message of unconditional love and peace. Membership is open to any interested student, faculty, staff, or community member.
Interfraternity Council (IFC)
The governing body of the national fraternities on campus which promotes the Greek community by maintaining harmony and cooperative spirit among fraternities. Three representatives from each fraternity make up the Council.
Iota Tau Alpha
The purpose of Iota Tau Alpha Athletic Training Education Honor Society is to promote and encourage scholarly activity in the field of athletic training and to recognize the outstanding achievement amongst students enrolled in the UMU AT program. Membership is by invitation only.
The purpose of the Japanese Club is to organize and promote Japanese Language activities on the Mount Union campus as well as foster a sense of community among students of Japanese.
Kappa Delta Pi
Kappa Delta Pi is an international honor society in education. The purpose of this honor society is to promote excellence in and recognize outstanding contributions to education. Members must be of sophomore standing with no less than 50 hours with at least 12 hours of professional education courses completed with a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher for all coursework completed. Students must also exemplify worthy education ideals, express an intention of continuing in the field of education and show evidence of leadership abilities.
Kappa Kappa Psi
This is a national band honorary that promotes the welfare of the University bands, cultivating at large a respect for their activities and achievements. Membership is by invitation. Students must be enrolled in one of the bands during the year and have completed 12 credit hours.
A national Christian service organization for all interested women students, Kappa Phi’s purpose is to unite Christian collegiate women in a sisterhood whose common purpose is growth through fellowship and service to both the campus and community.
An art honorary fraternity that recognizes students with artistic interests. Membership is by invitation only.
Lambda Pi Eta
An honor society that provides a forum of interaction between students, faculty and professionals interested in speech/communications. Members must have 60 semester hours with 12 in communication, be currently enrolled full-time and display commitment to the field of communication. A cumulative and communications GPA of 3.25 in is required.
Model United Nations
The purpose of the Model United Nations Club is to promote a better understanding of the United Nations and provide the grounds for an active simulation of the United Nations. A primary goal of this organization is to actively participate in Model United Nations conferences and tournaments.
Mount Union History Society
This organization is open to history majors, history minors and other interested students. Its purpose is to provide members an opportunity to express and discuss their own views on current events, obtain the opinions of established authorities who speak at meetings and visit historical sites.
Mount Union Student Athletic Training Club
The Mount Union Student Athletic Training Club helps to promote the advancement of Athletic Training to Athletic Training majors, minors, and to any interested student, faculty and alumni outside of the Athletic Training Program.
Mount Union Ultimate Club
The Mount Union Ultimate Club is a club sport for the game of Frisbee®. This group travels and competes in local tournaments as well as against other campus Ultimate Teams. Membership is open to those interested in joining.
Mu Phi Epsilon
A national music fraternity in the professional field with the purpose of recognizing scholarship and musicianship, this organization also strives to promote friendship within the group. Membership is open primarily to music majors or minors or to those students who meet the following qualifications: completed Music 110, have at least a 3.0 GPA in music courses and have at least a 2.0 GPA in non-music courses.
Ohio Collegiate Music Education Association (OCMEA)
Although this organization is open to all interested students, it is of special interest to music education majors. The organization provides students with the benefits of professional association and helps to foster a professional attitude.
Order of Omega
A national leadership honorary recognizing outstanding junior and senior fraternity/sorority members. New members must have a cumulative GPA above the all Greek average and are selected based upon their leadership and academic achievement within the Greek, University, and local community. Membership is by invitation only.
Panhellenic Council is the governing body of the four sororities with the purpose of fostering a spirit of cooperation and understanding of mutual concerns and interests within the Greek community. Membership consists of two representatives from each sorority.
Phi Kappa Tau
The mission of Phi Kappa Tau, a social Greek-letter organization for men, is to champion a lifelong commitment to brotherhood, learning, ethical leadership and exemplary character. Membership in Phi Kappa Tau is by invitation, and those interested can participate in the fall fraternity recruitment process coordinated by the IFC.
This club’s purpose is to promote intellectual stimulation regarding deeper understanding of human knowledge; raise issues regarding philosophical ideas and practices; continue the effort of answering fundamental human questions regarding knowledge, value and meaning; provide a forum for discussion and debate regarding philosophical views and ideas; promote awareness and understanding on campus of these views and ideas, and sponsor campus-wide events to entertain and educate the student body on philosophical views.
Pi Mu Epsilon
Pi Mu Epsilon is a national mathematics honorary society promoting scholarly activity in mathematics among students and faculty.
Pi Sigma Alpha
Pi Sigma Alpha is an academic honor society for those juniors and seniors demonstrating outstanding contributions to and interest in the field of political science.
Pre-Health Professionals Club
The goals of the Pre-Health Professionals Club are to promote awareness and education related to any field of the health profession; provide students with knowledge of the ethics and responsibilities that they will encounter on the path to becoming health professionals; promote group communication that will prepare students for the application process, situations they will encounter in research, practice, health professional school and general hospital settings; provide students with speakers and guests from the medical and allied health fields that will educate about the health care profession; give students various opportunities to take field trips that relate to the health care professions and provide opportunities for individual students to shadow a variety of health care professionals.
Pre-Law Society is an organization open to all students expressing an interest in understanding legal issues. The purpose of the organization is to provide a forum for discussion of matters pertaining to law. The organization is open to all students, not just those with a desire to attend law school.
Psi Chi & The Psychology Club
Psi Chi is a national honor society in psychology. The purpose is to encourage, stimulate and maintain excellence in scholarship of the individual members in all fields, particularly in psychology, and to advance the science of psychology. Members must have registered for major or minor standing in psychology or for a program psychological in nature which is equivalent to such standings, completed at least three semesters of the college course, completed nine semester hours of psychology, rank in the upper 35 percent of their class in general scholarship and have a minimum 3.0 GPA.
Public Relations Society of America (PRSSA)
PRSSA is established on campus to encourage the understanding of current theories and procedures in the practice of public relations; provide students of public relations with the opportunity to become acquainted not only with their peers but with professional practitioners as well; encourage students to adhere to the highest ideals and principles of the practice of public relations, and instill in them a professional attitude.
Raider Programming Board (RPB)
The mission of Raider Programming Board will be to provide the University community with an interesting, diverse and entertaining array of social, cultural, recreational and educational entertainment in order to promote campus unity, out-of-classroom learning, leadership experience and a safe and fun atmosphere for all students.
Residence Hall Association (RHA)
RHA serves as a link to the administration by representing the interests of residential students and informing the students of administrative policies and decisions. RHA provides and organizes educational, cultural, social and community service programming in order to foster community development within the residence halls. Membership is open to Mount Union students who reside in the residence halls or campus houses.
S.T.A.N.D. (See the Ability, Not the Disability)
The purpose of S.T.A.N.D. shall be to bring University of Mount Union students together to raise awareness, to educate the campus community, and to promote an inclusive environment for all.
Sigma Alpha Epsilon
The mission of Sigma Alpha Epsilon, a social Greek-letter organization for men, is to promote the highest standards of friendship, scholarship and service for its members based upon the ideals set forth by the founders. Membership in Sigma Alpha Epsilon is by invitation, and those interested can participate in the fall fraternity recruitment process coordinated by the IFC.
Sigma Iota Rho
The purpose of Sigma Iota Rho is to promote and reward scholarship and service among students and practitioners of international studies, international affairs, and global studies and to foster integrity and creative performance in the conduct of world affairs.
The men of Sigma Nu, a social Greek-letter organization, strive to believe in the life of love, to walk in the way of honor and to serve in the light of truth. Membership in Sigma Nu is by invitation, and those interested can participate in the fall fraternity recruitment process coordinated by the IFC.
Society of Physics Students
Sigma Tau Delta is a national honor society with the purpose of rewarding and encouraging those who have realized accomplishments in the linguistics and the literature. Membership is open to English majors or minors who have completed at least three semesters with a minimum of a 3.0 GPA in English courses and who rank in the upper 35 percent of their class.
Society of Computing Students
The purpose of the Society of Computing Students shall be to promote the dissemination of information related to advances in computer science and hardware; offer opportunities to use and become familiar with a wide variety of computer software; learn about current use of computers at Mount Union by students, faculty and staff; learn about computing from business professionals, alumni and other outside speakers and provide members a chance to interact with others in the department of Computer Science and Information Systems.
Sociology and Criminal Justice Club
The purpose the Sociology and Criminal Justice Club shall be to encourage and promote the study of Sociology and Criminal Justice. This is accomplished by activities such as community service projects, sponsoring speakers, discussion among students and faculty and the visiting of institutions.
Sophomore Service Honorary
This is a local honorary with goals including serving the community through local projects, assisting fellow students and faculty members, and promoting leadership and scholarship in the first-year class. Membership is open to those who demonstrate the following and are elected: dependability, integrity, service to others and a cumulative GPA of at least 3.0.
Spiritual Life Leadership (SLL)
SLL is the leadership organization for spiritual life on campus. Each organization has a representative who acts as the liaison for them. SLL coordinates activities that aim to encourage cooperation and understanding and to share opportunities for fellowship and service both to the campus and to the community.
Sport Business Association
Open to all interested students, the purpose of this organization is to give the students managerial experience in sports settings in order to prepare them for their professional lives.
Student Alumni Association (SAA)
SAA is an extension of the University’s Office of Alumni & University Activities. SAA provides programs and services for current students to foster a connection to the University and promote understanding between Mount Union and its students – past, present and future.
Student Academy of American Academy Physician Assistants (SAAPA)
The Physician Assistant Graduate Program established this organization to benefit its students, program and community. It pursues integrity, equality, dignity, and competence for the PA as a healthcare practitioner. SAAAPA is open to all graduate students enrolled in the PA program.
Student Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC)
This organization facilitates collaboration amongst and promotion of student-athletes on campus. The organization aims to educate about athletics through service in the community and recognize accomplishments of our student-athletes throughout the year. Membership is comprised of student-athlete representatives from all 23 varsity intercollegiate athletic teams.
Students of Health and Physical Education (SHAPE)
The purpose of SHAPE is to provide pre-professional health and physical education development opportunities to enhance skills, knowledge and professional growth. The organization provides a means for which members to meet for the purposes of communicating, growth, enjoyment, and community. Further, SHAPE provides opportunity to stimulate professional growth in its members through professional memberships, conference attendance and activities, and active involvement in club functions.
Students for Environmental Awareness (SEA)
SEA will provide students, faculty, staff and community members with the opportunity to work together to promote the protection of the environment, educate the public regarding environmental concerns and encourage practices that benefit the earth.
Student National Education Association (SNEA)
This organization is open to all interested students but is of special interest to those who are majoring in any field of education.
This student government organization has as its goal to provide an effective means of communication between the student body and the University authorities.
The purpose of Studio M, the Mount Union television station, is to provide the opportunities to learn how to use studio equipment and to produce their own television programs.
The University of Mount Union TOMS Campus Club seeks to educate the campus about worldwide children’s poverty as well as make a change in this social problem. TOMS Campus Club is supported by TOMS: Shoes for Tomorrow, a California-based company, and is a part of the One for One movement. For every pair of shoes that a person purchases, a sister pair is given to a child in need around the world.
University Gaming Community
The purpose of the University Gaming Community is to create an environment of acceptance, education, development, and fun for gamers of all kinds. Members will have the opportunity to learn new games, improve skills to prepare for tournaments, expand their social network, and enjoy spending time with peers through competitive and casual gaming.
WRMU (91.1 FM)
The Mount Union radio station provides an opportunity for students to gain practical experience in radio production, programming and management. Interested students do not need to be media studies majors.