Get Involved!

Numerous student clubs and organizations are recognized at Bluefield State and play an important role in campus life. These organizations incorporate rewarding learning experiences, leadership opportunities, provide for exciting relationships, and are a source of enjoyment for its members. Recognized student groups provide a means for individuals to become more involved with other students and the Bluefield State community. Membership in a recognized student organization is not only an outlet for students with specific interests and skills to participate in activities that interest them, but they also help to create the vibrant campus community which we all can enjoy and appreciate.

For more information regarding the currently Recognized Student Organizations (RSOs) at Bluefield State, stop by the Students Activities Office in the Harris-Jefferson Student Union or contact us at (304)327-4323.

American Criminal Justice Association (ACIA) LAE Beta Sigma Chi Chapter

The Beta Sigma Chi Chapter members work to create an international network between Bluefield State students and other Criminal Justice students and professionals. The Association fosters professionalism in law enforcement personnel and agencies, and promotes professional, academic, and public awareness of criminal justice issues.

Campus Advisor: James Quesenberry

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Asciepius’s Caduces Biomedical Society

The Society purpose includes facilitating medical community exposure and promoting medically oriented experiences for its members. Students interested in medical, dental, pharmacy, veterinary, optometry, podiatry, chiropractic and nursing professions who meet the societies membership standards are encouraged to explore membership opportunities.

Campus Advisor: James Walters
BSC ASCE Student Chapter

The American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) Chapter at Bluefield State promotes civil engineering by participating in regional conferences, competitions, and community service projects. Student members have opportunities to network with other students, faculty, and potential employers in the field of civil engineering.

Campus Advisor: Kerry Stauffer

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BSU Robotics

The Bluefield State University Robotics Team is a two-time world champion of the Intelligent Ground Vehicle Competition (IGVC). The team is completely student based as they research and fabricate advanced autonomous robotic systems and other STEM related projects. Besides competition the projects are used to educate, innovate, and inspire the local community, with STEM shows at local schools, and other public events. All students are welcome to join who have an interest in the education of robotics systems that will help shape the world of tomorrow. Meetings are held in Room 328 Dickason Hall.

Campus Advisor: Joseph Hazelwood
The Business Club

The Business Club is comprised of Business Majors and other students who are interested in the business world. The club provides opportunities for intellectual, personal, and social growth and development of its members.

Campus Advisor: Diane Belcher
Big Blue Pride

Big Blue Pride is a student organization that promotes education, peer support, and awareness of diversity on campus. Students participate in social activities and service events throughout the academic year.

Campus Advisor: Scott Pitt
Computer Society

The Computer Society welcomes student members interested in building a community of like-minded individuals who share a common interest in computers.

Campus Advisor: Bill Bennett
Emerging Leaders Institute

The Emerging Leaders Institute (ELI) is a non-credited program within the Division of Student Affairs that develops and recognizes leadership of African American students at Bluefield State. Those selected for membership participate in programs that develop specific leadership and mentoring skills. ELI also serves as a mechanism to increase interest in African American students and the STEM fields (Science, Technology, Engineering, & Mathematics).

Campus Advisor: Linda Trigg
Fellowship of Christian Athletes

The FCA at Bluefield State is a sports ministry that focuses on connecting students and coaches with the greater Christian faith-based community in Bluefield, West Virginia. All students are welcome to attend meetings and join our community of scholars.

Campus Advisor: Marviene Johnson

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Gamma Beta Phi Society
The Gamma Beta Phi Society is a national honors and service society. Our watchwords are service, scholarship, and character.

Campus Advisor: Helena Taylor

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International Student Organization

ISO’s purpose is to assist all international students with their cultural transition and assimilation to the university and Bluefield community. Student members educate and promote awareness of various cultures among international and American students, and host many social and cultural activities throughout the year for the benefit of Bluefield State. All students are welcome to join ISO!

Campus Advisor: Sudhakar Jamkhandi
Phi Eta Sigma Freshman Honor Society
Phi Eta Sigma is the oldest and largest freshman honor society in America. The Bluefield State Chapter was chartered on March 19, 1990 and recognizes freshman students who have achieved a high GPA at the end of their freshman year.

Campus Advisor: Carolyn Kirby

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Pi Gamma Mu
Pi Gamma Mu is the oldest and preeminent honor society in the social sciences. The West Virginia Theta Chapter supports the mission to encourage and promote excellence in the social sciences and to uphold the ideals of scholarship and service.

Campus Advisor: Amanda Matoushek

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Student Ambassadors
The Student Ambassadors program is a scholarship opportunity for students who display leadership skills and pride in being Bluefield State students. These traits are gauged through an interview process and displayed by the student through high academic achievement, a commitment to serving others, and a high interest in supporting positive school spirit. As the face of Bluefield State University, the Student Ambassadors are often the first people one meets at various events and programs throughout the year. The Student Ambassadors welcome visitors to campus, assist with freshman orientation programs, give campus tours, and work to support initiatives and events within the Division of Student Affairs.

To apply to be a Student Ambassador, go here

To submit a Letter of Recommendation, go here

Student Association of Radiographers

SAR promotes the Radiologic Technology (RADT) program on campus and throughout the community. Students participate in campus events and community service while providing opportunities for professional development of the membership.

Campus Advisor: Vanessa Godfrey
Student Nurses’ Association

The Student Nurses’ Association provides Associate Degree nursing students an opportunity to experience campus life and to participate in activities within the community.

Campus Advisor: Julie Orr
Student Nurses’ Association – Beckley

The Student Nurses Association is comprised of Nursing Majors and those interested in the profession of Nursing who study at the Beckley Campus. SNA works to provide opportunities for intellectual, personal, professional and social growth of the members.

Campus Advisor: Deborah Tonelli
Veterans Student Association

The Veterans Student Association is the campus organization devoted to serving veterans and their families. Membership is comprised of veterans, spouses, and dependents of service members. The association strives to further the social, physical, and educational well-being of the veteran community.

Campus Advisor: Marviene Johnson