Letter from the Student Body President
Welcome to Anderson!
On behalf of the Anderson University Student Government Association, I’d like to extend a sincere, warm welcome to all the new and returning students. I hope that your summer adventures left you feeling refreshed, rejuvenated, and ready for the upcoming school year. We seriously cannot wait for you to be a piece in what Christ is doing on our campus.
You have now officially stepped through the iconic archway that begins your legacy at your future alma mater. As we head into our next year of the Anderson journey, remember to take a step back and appreciate every moment of your life-changing four years here. I hope you are as ready and expectant as I am for a year filled with a return of Anderson events and traditions that we know and love after a year of unexpected challenges.
Anderson would not be what it is today without the foundation of devotion and endless dedication that is embodied by our faculty, staff, and students. For those of you about to enter our campus for the first time, you are going to experience a Christ-centered culture marked by community, compassion, involvement, ambition, and other qualities that make this place so special. Take each opportunity that arises and learn to love the community that is already so excited to include you.
Finally, be intentional in finding time to make memories with your soon-to-be lifelong friends and use these four years for more than just a diploma on graduation day. Your Anderson experience is not complete without diving head-first into the many offerings that our school provides outside of the classroom. This could mean getting involved in campus ministries and clubs, going to Student Activities events, or simply getting a weekly meal in the culinary center with an upperclassman. These next four years will be nothing short of life changing, so embrace every minute.
Please do not hesitate to contact the Student Government Association if you have any questions or concerns, or if you simply want to be a part of enhancing the Trojan experience.
Long live Anderson,
Student Body President 2021-2022
Student Government Association
The Student Government Association (SGA) is the voice of the student body and seeks to enhance the student experience at Anderson University. SGA is actively involved in student life by allocating funding for student organizations, campus events, and campus improvements.
Encourage and develop student interests through student body representation, club and organization support, and servant leadership
Connect Anderson students to their campus and each other to foster unity, scholarship, and personal growth
2021-2022 SGA Executive Officers
Student Body President………………………Nathan Jones
Student Body Vice President………………..Michael Boylston
Student Body Treasurer………………………Connor Gann
Student Body Chief of Staff………………….Cooper Reynolds
SGA meetings take place on Mondays at 6:30 p.m. in Chapman Multimedia Room in Thrift Library. Meetings are open to all members of the Anderson University community.
Elections for Senate positions will take place within the first two weeks of the fall semester. Students wishing to run for a position should contact one of the SGA Executive Officers using the contact information below.
Students may choose to participate in many student organizations that are available. All Anderson University chartered student organizations are eligible to receive funding through the Student Government Association. Students can find more information on each organization through emailing the club’s advisor, following the club on Instagram, or visiting aunited.andersonuniversity.edu.
The Accounting Club exists as a place for accounting majors to gather, hear from, and network with distinguished members of the business community and to secure internships and job offers in their desired field. To get involved, contact Terri Taylor at firstname.lastname@example.org or follow @aubusiness on Instagram.
The Professional Association for Design (AIGA)
AIGA is the oldest and largest professional membership organization for graphic designers. It seeks to represent student needs and wants in regard to design and provide a forum for the presentation of innovative ideas to the benefit of the University community. To get involved, contact Tim Speaker at email@example.com or follow @au_aiga on Instagram.
Alpha Psi Omega
Alpha Psi Omega is the national honors society dedicated to the recognition of students who achieve high levels of accomplishment in theatre. Students who have demonstrated outstanding commitment to the South Carolina School of the Arts Theatre Department, and who hold distinguished academic records, are invited to join. To get involved, contact Cara Wood at firstname.lastname@example.org or follow @apotrojans on Instagram.
American Society of Interior Design (ASID)
The American Society of Interior Design (ASID) exists to enlarge the student’s understanding of the present and future scope of interior design practice. To get involved, contact Anne Martin at email@example.com or follow @au_asid on Instagram.
Anderson Science Association (ASA)
ASA provides students with the opportunity to hear from respected individuals in the scientific field on topics related to science and to build community amongst science majors. To get involved, contact Joni Criswell at firstname.lastname@example.org or follow @asa_au on Instagram.
Baptist Collegiate Ministries (BCM)
BCM exists to glorify God, promote the Gospel of Jesus, and make disciples on a personal, local, and global level. It seeks to foster a community of believers who journey together and provide a corporate gathering where the Gospel is proclaimed and celebrated. To get involved, contact James Hanson at email@example.com or follow @aubcm on Instagram.
Behavioral Sciences Club
The Behavioral Sciences Club seeks to extend the knowledge of the fields of Psychology, HDFS, & Sociology and the careers associated with them. It also encourages Behavioral Science students to become better acquainted with one another and promotes the college’s commitment to comprehensive student development through service projects. To get involved, contact Susan Doughty at firstname.lastname@example.org or follow @_theslaughterhouse_ on Instagram.
The Business Club brings in speakers from the business world to speak to AU students on various business topics, promotes interest in business and business professions, and provides fellowship among business students and faculty. To get involved, contact Joe Spencer at email@example.com or follow @au_businessclub on Instagram.
Campus Crusade (CRU)
CRU comes alongside fellow college students emphasizing community, discipleship, and evangelism to win, build, and send people for Christ. Contact James Hanson at firstname.lastname@example.org or follow @andersonunivcru on Instagram.
Members of Clay Club will be able to get their hands on clay, make pottery, and experience many parts of the process of working with clay. They will experience all forms of ceramics, from making pieces, to glazing, to loading kilns and finally finding the satisfaction in a completed piece. To get involved, contact Zac Benson at email@example.com or follow @clayclubscsa1 on Instagram.
Commuter Student Association
The Commuter Student Association is an intentional support network that seeks to build community among commuter students, support positive leadership development, and bring students together to serve their peers and the local community. To get involved, contact Tyrome Philson at firstname.lastname@example.org or follow @austudentinvolvement on Instagram.
Connect Club seeks to cultivate a community of leaders that understand that Christ-like diversity must be rooted and grounded in love. The club celebrates statewide, nationwide, and international diversity among students and staff through education, empowerment, and love. To get involved, contact James Noble at email@example.com or follow @auconnect1 on Instagram.
Council for Exceptional Children
The Council for Exceptional Children is a national organization that acts as an advocate for children with special needs. This club is for anyone interested in teaching, working, or volunteering with those with special needs. To get involved, contact Joanna Stegall at firstname.lastname@example.org or follow @aucecclub on Instagram.
The Anderson University Ducks Unlimited Chapter is an organization of students, faculty, staff, community and anyone else interested in serving as a Ducks Unlimited Leader. They do this through fund raising for Ducks Unlimited and the conservation of wetlands. To get involved, contact Greg Allgood at email@example.com or follow @au.ducks.unlimited on Instagram.
The Ecology Club seeks to find outdoor activities that involve nature walks, working at the Rocky River Nature Park, and many other opportunities. To get involved, contact Thomas Kozel at firstname.lastname@example.org or follow @auecologyclub on Instagram.
The Economics Club exists to stimulate and promote student interest in all aspects of economics through producing economic outlook reports and analyzing the state of the economy in innovative ways. To get involved, contact Gordon Smith at email@example.com or follow @aubusiness on Instagram.
The Education Club explores topics pertaining to the education field and provides various “hands-on” practical experiences for all members. To get involved, contact Larry Knighton at firstname.lastname@example.org or follow @aueducationclub on Instagram.
The Engineering Club exists to promote interest in the career path of engineering and provide fellowship among the students, faculty, and staff in the College of Engineering. To get involved, contact Anthony Guiseppi-Elie at email@example.com.
Far Sketched Comedy Club
Far Sketched Comedy Club is Anderson University’s own improv comedy team that exists to promote interest in comedic theatrical arts. To get involved, contact Jonathan “Thor” Raines at firstname.lastname@example.org or follow @au.farsketched on Instagram.
Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA)
FCA is an evangelistic ministry that focuses on outreach to the athletes and non-believers on campus. FCA members desire to lead the way in advancing the gospel and doing so in a relevant and relational way. To get involved, contact James Hanson at email@example.com or follow @andersonunivfca on Instagram.
The Finance Club is designed for business majors who are interested in finance and would like to further pursue finance and economic related fields. To get involved, contact Gordon Smith at firstname.lastname@example.org or follow @aubusiness on Instagram.
Handprints Early Childhood Club
The Handprints Early Childhood Club supports and advances the education of young children, assists in the education of future early childhood teachers, and develops future educators as advocates for young children. This club also seeks to spread awareness of the importance of appropriate developmental practices in early childhood education. To get involved, contact Kim Penland at email@example.com or follow @auhandprintsclub on Instagram.
International Justice Mission (IJM)
IJM spreads awareness about human trafficking and encourages peers to take action alongside the members of this club and others across the country. IJM’s hope and mission is to see victims of trafficking rescued and restored. To get involved, contact Becky Walker at firstname.lastname@example.org or follow @andersonijm on Instagram.
International Student Organization (ISO)
ISO gives its members the opportunity to get familiarized with different cultures from around the world. ISO’s members assist one another, ensuring that new international students have a smooth transition to American culture and a successful experience as students at Anderson University. To get involved, contact email@example.com or follow @au_internationals on Instagram.
Ivy Leaves is the ultimate annual showcase for Anderson University’s writers and artists. Through this publication, students and alumni have for eighty-nine years shared their best work with the AU community and, increasingly, audiences beyond. To get involved, contact Wayne Cox at firstname.lastname@example.org or follow @ivyleavesjournal on Instagram.
The Kinesiology Club fosters student interests and activities by enhancing knowledge of exercise science techniques and allowing students to explore all opportunities that are available to kinesiology majors. To get involved, contact Vanessa Rettinger at email@example.com or follow @anderson.kines.club on Instagram.
Liberty Cap Society
The Liberty Cap Society serves as a community for anyone who shares a passion for history and politics. Ultimately, its goal is to foster an appreciation of the past and to cultivate a greater understanding of our responsibility as local, national, and global citizens. To get involved, contact Lindsay Privette at firstname.lastname@example.org or follow @libertycap_au on Instagram.
The Math Club hopes to unite students from different majors and concentrations to reveal the relevance of math in different fields of study. To get involved, contact Gilbert Eyabi at email@example.com or follow @au_mathclub_ on Instagram.
National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI)
NAMI is devoted to building a community of safety and understanding regarding the topic of mental health. They hope to promote interest in mental health, fellowship among students and faculty, and a forum for the presentation of innovative ideas to the benefit of the University community. To get involved, contact Andrea Raines at firstname.lastname@example.org or follow @au_namioncampus on Instagram.
National Association for Music Education (NAfME)
NAfME exists to provide all members with the opportunity to become acquainted with leaders in the music education profession through participation in programs, demonstrations, discussions, workshops, and performances. To get involved, contact Christopher Hanson at email@example.com or follow @nafme_au on Instagram.
Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA)
PRSSA is the leading organization for students interested in public relations and communications. It seeks to advance the public relations profession by nurturing generations of future professionals and by advocating rigorous academic standards for public relations education. PRSSA seeks to promote the highest ethical principles and diversity in the public relations profession. To get involved, contact Robert Reeves at firstname.lastname@example.org or follow @comm_au on Instagram.
Public Service and Criminal Justice Club
The Public Service and Criminal Justice Club Focuses on character, integrity, and excellence as they pursue faith and practice while preparing for a future in the field of Public Service and Administration. To get involved, contact Howard Murphy at email@example.com.
Reformed University Fellowship (RUF)
RUF brings to the campus a heart for God, a love for the campus, and convictions that are well formed and deeply held. RUF longs to cultivate mature relationships among students that manifest themselves in a love for others, a heart for service, and a deep intimacy with the Living God. To get involved, contact James Hanson at firstname.lastname@example.org or follow @ruf_anderson on Instagram.
Society for Human Resource Management Chapter (SHRM)
SHRM membership allows students to network with local HR professionals, attend workshops and conferences, receive HR Magazines, plan a SHRM Conference, and participate in a mentoring program. To get involved, contact Evie Maxey at email@example.com or follow @andersonunivshrm on Instagram.
Student Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC)
The Anderson University SAAC serves as the voice for the student-athletes in communication with the South Atlantic Conference and institutional leaders in matters of NCAA rules, regulations, and policies that directly affect the student-athlete experience. The conference SAAC is a committee made up of student-athletes from each South Atlantic Conference school and represents their institution at the conference level. To get involved, contact Matt Finley at firstname.lastname@example.org or follow @autrojanssaac on Instagram.
Student Government Association (SGA)
SGA connects Anderson students to their campus and to each other to foster unity, scholarship, and personal growth. The SGA Senate and Executive Team encourage and develop student interests through student body representation, club and organization support, and servant leadership. To get involved, contact the Executive Team at email@example.com or follow @andersonunivsga on Instagram.
Student Nursing Association (SNA)
SNA exists to promote interest in nursing, provide fellowship among students and faculty, and provide a forum for the presentation of innovative ideas to the benefit of the University community. To get involved, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or follow @sna_au on Instagram.
Women’s ministry currently offers mentoring, bible studies, mission trips, internships, leadership opportunities, and many other things with the goal of sharing the hope of the Gospel with the women of Anderson University. To get involved, contact Becky Walker at email@example.com or follow @auwomensministry on Instagram.
Writers’ Block intends to help writers grow by being an encouraging spirit through the exhausting and, sometimes, brutal writing process. Writing can be an extremely isolating art, and Writers’ Block was created to help deter that feeling. To get involved, contact Wayne Cox at firstname.lastname@example.org or follow @writersblock_anderson on Instagram.
Viva el Español (Spanish Club)
Viva el Español helps people with the Spanish language with a focus on conversational skills as well as learning about Spanish and Latino culture. To get involved, contact Arlette de Jesus at email@example.com or follow @vivaelespanolclub on Instagram.