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Get involved: We have student groups for nearly every interest

Summit CollegeThe University of Akron has more than 200 student organizations — focused on everything from academics and hobbies to music and careers. Making time in your schedule to get involved in campus activities and develop new interests and friendships is all part of the college experience.

Within Summit College, you’ll find several organizations that are career-focused, such as the Garde Manger Club for hospitality management students, and the Criminal Justice Association for students who plan a career in law enforcement.

You can also stay up on the latest through Summit College Student News & Views, a monthly electronic newsletter produced throughout the academic year.

Summit College Student Organizations

OrgSyncStudent life is about more than classroom learning. Get involved in a club or student organization to meet fellow students and stay connected outside of class.  More information about student groups can be found on OrgSync.

See all student organizations on campus.

Organization/ClubAdviser, President
Undergraduate Student Government

Faculty Adviser: AVP and Dean of Students, Denine M. Rocco

President: Mary Beth Clemons

Garde Manger Club

Faculty Adviser: Chef Richard Alford, Associate Professor Emeritus

President: Daniel Johnson

Respiratory Care Club

The purpose of Respiratory Care Club is to advance respiratory care technology, to maintain a high ethical standard among its members and aide in respiratory care education.

Faculty Adviser: Stacia Biddle, Assistant Professor

President: Lynn Lalley

Phi Theta Kappa

The purpose of Phi Theta Kappa is to recognize and encourage scholarship among two-year college students. To achieve this purpose, Phi Theta Kappa provide opportunity for the development of leadership and service, an intellectual climate for exchange of ideas and ideals, fellowship of scholars, and stimulation of interest in continuing academic excellence.

Faculty Adviser: Dr. Sheldon Wrice

President: Donna Neal
Electronic Engineering Technology Association

Faculty Adviser: Andrew Milks, Assistant Professor

President: Chris Kerper

Society of Students in Construction

The purpose of the Society of Students in Construction is to increase the exposure of its members to the construction industry. The organization shall also serve to increase the industry's awareness of the members, their capabilities and their understandings of the construction industry.

Faculty Adviser: Brian Ballou, Associate Professor

President: Justin Leonhard

Gathering of Potential Surveyors (GPS)

The purpose of the Gathering of Potential Surveyors is to inform and educate students about surveying and related professions. This organization will also provide a tutoring service for all surveying classes. Members of this organization will gain access to professional surveying, which will in turn lead to a greater chance at a job in the surveying field.

Faculty Adviser: Gary Schuller, P.S., Assistant Professor

President: Luke Walker

Hospitality Club

The Hospitality Club is a professional and social organization for The University of Akron students interested in the Hospitality Management Program, as well as, open to all other interested majors. The funds the Club raise helps fund trips to trade shows, ice carving competitions, field trips to hotels and restaurants, and provide social activities for all club members. All activities that the Club takes part in will help the students gain leadership experience.

Faculty Adviser: Professor Jamal Feerasta

President: Rebecca Steiger

Kappa Beta Delta

The Kappa Beta Delta society was developed to encourage and recognize scholarship and accomplishment among Associate Degree seeking students in business, management, and administration; and to encourage and promote aspirations toward personal and professional improvement and a life distinguished by honorable service to humankind. It is organized exclusively for charitable and education purposes.

Faculty Adviser: Kevin Feldt, Associate Professor
Phone: 330.972.8249


Criminal Justice Association

The purpose of Criminal Justice Association is to promote all aspects of the Criminal Justice system. The objective is to advance the members knowledge of the Criminal Justice system by incorporating information, professional, and social interaction between the association and members shall maintain a high ethical standard and assert the Criminal Justice Association to foster advancements and professionalism in the field of Criminal Justice.

Faculty Adviser: Pat Millhof, Associate Professor

President: Krista Rakich

Fire Protection Society

The mission of the Fire Protection Society is to promote the Fire Protection Program, and foremost the professional and technical development of its students.

Faculty Adviser: Dennis Ragans, Visiting Assistant Professor

President: Roy Evans

International Emergency Management Student Association (IEMSA)

The purpose of International Emergency Management Student Association (IEMSA) is to: unify and provide a collective voice for all emergency management students, recognize and encourage academic achievement in the field of emergency management, unite with college faculty and administrators to develop and maintain high standards of educational and networking opportunities, create career opportunities for emergency management students through networking, increase worldwide networking, and promote altruistic conduct through voluntary service.

Faculty Adviser: Dr. Robert M. Schwartz, Associate Professor

President: Maurice Thomas

Paralegal Student Association (PSA)

The purpose of the Paralegal Student Association (PSA) is to provide opportunities to the students of the Paralegal Studies Program to come together and assist one another in their student careers and beyond.  For more information click here.

Faculty Adviser: David M. Devany, Assistant Professor

President: Tim Smith

Society of Mechanical Engineering Technology Students (SMETS)

The purpose of the Society of Mechanical Engineering Technology Students (SMETS) is to provide an opportunity for students to begin their professional careers by joining a technology based engineering society.

Faculty Adviser: Daniel E. Kandray, Assistant Professor

President: Nick Fritz

Students for Green Construction & Design


Faculty Adviser: Craig Wise, Assistant Professor

President: Eric Schultz

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