Student Clubs | Franciscan University of Steubenville
  • American Red Cross Club:
     The American Red Cross Club is a student organization that seeks to promote the work of the American Red Cross and provide opportunities for students to serve locally and nationally in the mission of the Red Cross. Opportunities for service include: disaster relief services, safety services (First Aid, CPR, etc.), service to the armed forces members and their families, and blood donations. 
    


    For more information contact American Red Cross Club at americanredcross@franciscan.edu.

    Anime Club:
     The purpose of the Anime Club is to promote cultural understanding and fellowship among students. This is accomplished through several methods. While one of our main activities is watching Japanese animation, we also analyze the worldview inherent in this media and reflect on what we can learn from it. We recognize that not all anime is inherently compatible to our Catholic worldview, and why it is important to challenge it from a Catholic perspective. Therefore, while not all of our material is Catholic, the way in which we approach it is.

 We also participate in local charities such as the Urban Mission's Unity Kitchen as well as host prayer sessions. 

    For more information contact the Anime Club at animeclub@franciscan.edu.

    The Annunciations
     The group provides an opportunity for Franciscan women to enjoy a cappella music, the fellowship of true womanhood through Our Lady, and to share our musical gifts and talents with the campus, along with our Catholic faith, for the greater honor and glory of God. We strive to use the forum of music to bring ourselves and others closer to Christ through Mary, our Mediatrix, and to reflect her Fiat at the Annunciation.

    

For more information contact The Annunciations at annunciations@franciscan.edu.

    The Anscombe Society:
    The mission of The Anscombe Society is to respond to campus apathy and academic specialization by enriching students’ understanding of the principles that uphold the goods of Marriage, Family, and Sexual Integrity with the view that “the flourishing of society depends on healthy family lives and stable marriages to provide the next generation with sound moral instruction and character development.” Furthermore, we seek to instill amongst Franciscan University students an appreciation for the importance of sexual integrity in their current way of life, noting “that stable marriages and families and the moral character they cultivate are best supported by commitment to the integrity of sex and to the healthy sexual attitudes and behaviors that honor that integrity.”

    For more information contact The Anscombe Society at AnscombeSociety@franciscan.edu.

    Baronettes:
     The Baronettes are a team with a Christian atmosphere where, through dance, girls can grow in community, and confidence. We whole heartedly foster and support the mission statement of Franciscan University with Christ at the center of our endeavors as we continuously work to develop Christian character and integrity.



    For more information contact the Baronettes at baronettes@franciscan.edu.

    Board Game Association:
     The purpose of the FUS Board Game Association is to provide an opportunity to play strategic board games in a friendly but competitive atmosphere where the member may meet new friends and learn about the concepts of strategic gaming. This association seeks to accomplish this by scheduling many opportunities to play different board games, including a few lengthy sessions per semester. The ultimate goal of this association is to build stronger community and to develop the mind through the art of strategy.



    For more information contact the Board Game Association at BGA@franciscan.edu.

     

    Commuter Student Association:
     The CSA strives to serve the needs of commuter students, to keep commuters informed of campus events, and to create a more unified University community by bridging the gaps between commuter and resident students.
    


    For more information, contact the Commuter Student Association at commuters@franciscan.edu.

    Faith, Family and Smash Brothers Club:
     The club seeks to provide a faith filled communal environment centered on the video game series, “Super Smash Bros”. FFSB hosts various Smash Bros. tournaments at the University throughout the Fall and Spring semesters, as well as friendly matches between club members. With this, we hope to continue the growth and improvement of the Super Smash Bros. scene at Franciscan, as well as build the faith of the gaming community located on and off campus.

    For more information, contact the Faith, Family and Smash Brothers Club at FFSB@franciscan.edu.

     

    Franciscan University of Steubenville Debate Club

    The purpose of the Franciscan University of Steubenville Debate Club is to help students learn how to form coherent arguments about important issues and debate those arguments in a positive way.

    For more information, contact the Franciscan University of Steubenville Debate Club at fusdebateclub@franciscan.edu 

     

    Franciscan University of Steubenville Eagle Scouts:
     The mission of FUS Eagle Scouts is to further the brotherhood of Eagle Scouts at Franciscan by having an active presence on campus; serving the local community; and coming together as a group to live out the Eagle Scout Oath.



    For more information, contact the Franciscan University of Steubenville Eagle Scouts at EagleScouts@franciscan.edu.

    Franciscan Equestrian Club:
     The purpose of the Franciscan Equestrian Club is to provide the opportunity for students to engage in equestrian actives at an affordable price. The club seeks to accomplish this through setting up meetings between members and coaches. It will also be accomplished through competing at IHSA horse shows. The ultimate goal for this club is to generate enough interest and growth to make it successful team, which would enable the members to compete at an elite level. The Franciscan Equestrian Club is a student-led organization recognized by the Student Life Department of Franciscan University and has no association with the Franciscan University Athletics Department or the NCAA.



    For more information, contact the Franciscan University of Steubenville Equestrian Club at EquestrianClub@franciscan.edu.

    Famished for Fiction Club:
     The purpose of Famished for Fiction is to explore the inclusion of the Catholic faith in classic pieces of literature from different periods. Members engage in lively discussion of works read. The club also organizes screening of movie and play versions of pieces read. Members indulge in snacks from the time period of the literary work being discussed.



    For more information contact the Famished for Fiction Club at famishedforfiction@franciscan.edu.

    French Club:
     The purpose of French Club is to provide an opportunity for those studying the French language to speak in French with other students, to bring together those interested in the French language and culture, and to promote enthusiasm for linguistics as a whole. Activities will include practice speaking solely in French, praying the rosary in French, working with fellow students of the French language to help each other improve in their fluency, and sponsoring events which explore French culture.

    For more information contact the French Club at frenchclub@franciscan.edu . 

     

    Fr. Michael Scanlan Scholarship Society:
     The Fr. Michael Scanlan Scholarship Society is open to any person who has competed in the Fr. Michael Scanlan Scholarship competition. As Fr. Michael Scanlan scholars, students strive to integrate faith and reason in a manner that honors the Franciscan University mission as set forth by the school's fourth president for which the Society is named, and to follow Jesus Christ, the Way, the Truth, and the Life, seeking to answer His call to "rebuild my church" and transform the culture.



    For more information, contact the Scanlan Scholarship Society at scanlanscholarship@franciscan.edu.

     

    Franciscan University Men's Volleyball Club: The mission of the Franciscan University Men’s Volleyball Club is to further develop the skills and character of those involved. The club members participate in practices, games, scrimmages, and tournaments. The fundamental goal of the club is to give the individual an opportunity to develop as a player, a person, and a teammate. For more information, contact the Franciscan University Men’s Volleyball Club at mensvolleyballclub@franciscan.edu.

     

    Franciscan University Byzantine Club:The mission of the FUS Byzantine Club is to bring the riches of the Byzantine tradition to Franciscan University. The group hosts Byzantine prayer on campus, and also sponsors talks. Membership is available to all students at Franciscan regardless of whether they follow the Byzantine Rite. For more information, contact the FUS Byzantine Club at ByzantineClub@franciscan.edu.

     

    Franciscan University Student Government:
    Franciscan University Student Government represents the students’ needs, concerns, and ideas to the administration body. It is made up of the executive staff, student senate, and justices. Elections for the executive and senate are held in the spring.

    For more information contact Student Government at sg@franciscan.edu.

    The Gadfly:
     The Gadfly is an attempt to "bite the sleeping horse", in the spirit of Socrates. It is a student publication whose purpose is to facilitate discussion concerning campus and cultural issues as they pertain to us as students at Franciscan University. We aim to be a forum for open, well-thought out, and honest discussions toward the end of knowing and loving truth in its most robust sense. Satire is also recognized as a means of attaining this end.



    For more information, contact the Gadfly at gadfly@franciscan.edu.

    German Club:
     The German Club is an organization that promotes cultural understanding, especially towards the German culture.  The goal is to show not only the campus community but also the outside community the value of learning a second language, specifically German, and of appreciating aspects of the culture of the German-speaking countries.



    For more information, contact the German Club at germanclub@franciscan.edu.

    Franciscan University Chapter of the Intercollegiate Defense of Equality and Solidarity (IDEAS)
     The purpose of this club is to give Franciscan students a voice in domestic and international society through the Intercollegiate Defense of Equality and Solidarity. This voice is achieved by advocacy among peers and representing American youth on the international stage at the United Nations.

    The purpose of this club is to give Franciscan students a voice in domestic and international society through the Intercollegiate Defense of Equality and Solidarity. This voice is achieved by advocacy among peers and representing American youth on the international stage at the United Nations.

    For more information, contact Franciscan University Chapter of the Intercollegiate Defense of Equality and Solidarity at ideas@franciscan.edu

    Knights of Columbus:
     The Knights of Columbus is the world’s largest Catholic fraternal service organization. Founded in 1882 by Father Michael J. McGivney, the Order has been called “the strong right arm of the Church” due to its support of the Church and her apostolic mission. Our members are Catholic gentlemen committed to the exemplification of charity, unity, fraternity, and patriotism. The Order is consecrated to the Blessed Virgin Mary and is unequivocal in its loyalty to the Pope. Our Council has been serving the University since 1988 and is probably best know for our barbeques. In Service to One, In Service to ALL.



    For information contact the Knights of Columbus at KofC@franciscan.edu.

    Latinos for Christ:
     Students in Latinos For Christ promote the unique blend of Hispanic and Catholic culture on campus through social and spiritual activities that demonstrate the diversity of the Catholic Church.



    For more information, contact Latinos for Christ at latinosforchrist@franciscan.edu.

     Franciscan University of Steubenville Life Runners
     The purpose of the Franciscan University of Steubenville Life Runners is to pray and run/walk as a team until we Cross the finish line that ends abortion. We run as a prayer: to build endurance, awareness, and charity believing in the dignity of all human life from conception to natural death.

    For more information contact the Franciscan University of Steubenville Life Runners at FUSLifeRunners@franciscan.edu.

    Mary's Meals:
     The mission of Mary’s Meals FUS is to support the work of the Mary’s Meals International Organization through prayer, financial support, and raising awareness of the organization and cause on campus and in the community. “Mary’s Meals is an international movement to set up school feeding projects in communities where poverty and hunger prevent children from gaining and education. Mary’s Meals provides daily meals in school for over 4000,000 children in Africa, Asia, Latin America and Eastern Europe.”
    


    For more information, contact Mary's Meals at MarysMeals@franciscan.edu.

    Our Lady of Sorrows Club:The mission of Our Lady of Sorrows club is to spread the devotion to Our Lady of Sorrows within the University. We encourage students to live out their faith by fostering personal conversion through a spirit of forgiveness, reconciliation, and meditating on the faithfulness of Our Lady. In a very special way, Our Lady of Sorrows is the model of this spirituality. For more information contact the Our Lady of Sorrows club at OurLadyofSorrows@franciscan.edu.

    Outdoors Club:
     The Mission of the Franciscan University Outdoors Club is to foster a greater awareness of God’s Earthly creation and to promote student bonding through recreational activities, including skiing, snowboarding, and paintballing.



    For more information, contact the Outdoors Club at outdoorsclub@franciscan.edu.

    Pun Intended:The mission of Pun Intended is to provide comedic improvisational entertainment and to foster an interest in comedic improvisation for Franciscan University of Steubenville. The club seeks to accomplish this by having monthly free performances as well as performing at various events when commissioned. The ultimate goal of this club is to promote the performing arts at Franciscan University through comedic improvisational performance. For more information contact Pun Intended at punintended@franciscan.edu.

     

    The Revelations of Franciscan University:
    The Revelations of Franciscan University is a Catholic male a cappella group dedicated to energetic, creative, and quality performances. We sing a wide variety of songs, recognizable favorites people can relate to: modern pop and rock, contemporary Christian songs, Gospel songs, and traditional songs.

    For more information contact The Revelations of Franciscan University at TheRevelations@franciscan.edu.

    ROTC Club:
     The Mission of Franciscan ROTC Club (Reserve Officer Training Corps) is to bring the Army ROTC program to Franciscan students, including those not contracted to the program. ROTC provides training to students to be future officers in the Army, and in life. The ultimate goal of this club is to allow Army ROTC to better operate here at Franciscan and bring more students into the program.

    

For more information, contact ROTC at rotc@franciscan.edu.

    St. Vitus Social Dance Club:
      The club encourages students to come together as brothers and sisters in Christ under the guidance of the Holy Family and Saint Vitus, patron saint of dance, in the form of dancing. The dancing will include but not be limited to; waltz, and other ballroom dances, swing, line, and folk.

    For more information, contact StVitusSocialDanceClub@franciscan.edu

    Student Creative Arts Network:
      The purpose of “S.C.A.N.” is to connect student creatives with each other in order to assist in the production of individual and group projects, fostering a community of teamwork and collaboration.

    For more information, contact the Student Creative Arts Network at StudentCreativeArtsNetwork@franciscan.edu

    Students For Catholic Liturgy:
     The mission of Students for Catholic Liturgy (SCL) is to foster a deeper appreciation for the liturgical traditions of the Church among members of the University community. SCL seeks to accomplish this primarily through hosting lecturers and distributing educational materials.


    For more information, contact Students For Catholic Liturgy at StudentsforCatholicLiturgy@franciscan.edu.

    Students For a Fair Society:
    The mission of Students for a Fair Society (SFS) is to promote and act upon the fullness of the Catholic faith, rooted in Christ and aimed always at valuing the dignity of the human person. With the sacraments, social and moral doctrine at our disposal, we act and educate within and for the Church in order "to bring the 'pro-life' movement to its more perfect fulfillment.

    For more information, contact Students For a Fair Society at sfs@franciscan.edu.

    Students for Freedom and Justice:
    Our Mission is to love and serve God and our brothers and sisters by promoting and defending human dignity and liberty by engaging intellectual debate and discussion and by promoting practical works of service. We are guided by three basic founding principles: Catholicism, Human Dignity and Conservatism. Membership is open to Franciscan University students who are interested in defending liberty, justice, and human dignity in accordance with the Church’s teachings and love of fellow man.

    For more information, contact StudentsforFreedomandJustice@franciscan.edu.

    Students For Life:
    The mission of Students for Life is to lead Franciscan students in prayer, sacrifice, and witness for the recognition and protection of the right to life from conception to natural death, to educate Franciscan Students on pro-life issues, and to equip them to give a defense for the pro-life position, especially regarding abortion. We stand under Our Lady of Guadalupe, Patroness of the Unborn.

    For more information, contact Students for Life at studentsforlife@franciscan.edu.

    Men's Ultimate Club
    The mission of the Franciscan University Ultimate Club is to develop the ultimate skills and character of those involved through practices, games, scrimmages, and tournaments. The fundamental goal of the club is to give the individual men an opportunity to develop as a player, a person, and a teammate.

    For more information contact the Franciscan University Ultimate Club at ultimate@franciscan.edu.

      Franciscan University Men's Street Hockey Club
    The purpose of the Franciscan University Men’s Street Hockey Club is to foster comradery and sportsmanship through the game of hockey. We strive to provide a Christian atmosphere, promoting hard work and determination to mold ourselves into better hockey players as well as men of integrity

    For more information contact the Franciscan University Men’s Street Hockey Club at mensstreethockeyclub@franciscan.edu.

    Ut Unum Sint Society for Christian Unity:
     The purpose of this society is to promote unity among Christians by means of private and common prayer, personal dialogue, the exchange of gifts, fellowship, service, and education, with particular emphasis on ecumenism among other colleges, according to the vision of the Catholic Church, and to organize events that make these exchanges possible.



    For more information contact Ut Unum Sint Society for Christian Unity at UUSSCU@franciscan.edu.

    Voice of that Martyrs Club :
     The purpose of the Voice of that Martyrs Club is to increase awareness of the current persecution of Christians in the world through prayer, advocacy, and projects, with the aim of bringing about a greater fellowship of Christians at Franciscan University. 



    For more information, contact Voice of the Martyrs at VoiceoftheMartyrs@franciscan.edu.

    Women's Ultimate Club
    The mission of the Franciscan University Women’s Ultimate Club is to both develop and improve one’s overall ultimate skill and to grow in sisterhood as teammates and friends.

    For more information contact Women’s Ultimate Club at WomensUltimateClub@franciscan.edu

    Franciscan University Women’s Volleyball Club
    The mission of the Franciscan University Women’s Volleyball Club is to grow as volleyball players and Catholic individuals. The fundamental goal of the team is to encourage an atmosphere of learning to foster skills, teamwork and character building.

    For more information contact the Franciscan University Women’s Volleyball Club at WomensVolleyballClub@franciscan.edu

    Young Americans for Freedom:
     The mission of Young Americans for Freedom at Franciscan is to foster the growth of students as conscientious citizens with a focus on defending the United States Constitution in a manner consistent with the teachings of the Catholic Church. It seeks to do so through intellectual activities as well as issue advocacy.

    For more information, contact the Young Americans for Freedom at YAF@franciscan.edu.

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