Service-Focused Student Organizations

Colleges Against Cancer

American Cancer Society We are a student service organization at the University of Akron dedicated to finding a cure for cancer. We are partnered with the American Cancer Society to form one of the college chapter of Colleges against Cancer.

Alpha Phi Omega

Alpha Phi Omega Alpha Phi Omega is the only Service Fraternity on UA's campus. We are a co-ed organization. We give unselfishly of our time and energy. Our three core values are Leadership, Friendship and Service.

Campus Habitat for Humanity

Habitat for Humanity Campus Habitat for Humanity is an organization dedicated to eliminating substandard housing by supporting local chapters of Habitat for Humanity on construction sites and in financial matters.

Circle K International

Circle K International

CKI or Circle K International is a collegiate community service and leadership-training organization that is affiliated with Kiwanis and Key Club. With over 13,000 members internationally, CKI is the largest collegiate service organization in the world. The Ohio District of Circle K International (or “ODCKI”) has over 500 members in clubs on about 25 campuses as of Spring 2011. We complete on average more than 12,000 community service hours each year by working with our four service partners and countless local charities and organizations to help each college community and the world in a unique but noticeable way.

Environmental Akron

Environmental Akron Environmental Akron seeks to educate the public on environmental issues. Find us on OrgSync!

Student United Way

United Way Student United Way is a student-led community change organization on college and university campuses. Through Student United Way students advance the common good, develop leadership skills, and join a growing United Way movement. Student United Way is a student-led club on the University of Akron campus. Through Student United Way, you will... GIVE ADVOCATE VOLUNTEER, Grow as leaders and connect to our community to build lasting relationships The Student United Way works in coordination with the United Way of Summit County and is part of a national movement of young people on college campuses across our country working and learning to advance the common good.

Zips for St. Jude

St. Jude Children's Research Hospital

Zips for St. Jude is a fun team challenge where students ask friends and family to support them as they compete in an all-night challenge for the patients of St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. Student leaders educate the student body on St. Jude and recruit teams of six to participate in Up 'til Dawn. Teams fundraise through various side events and then come together to celebrate their accomplishments at the Up 'til Dawn celebration event. Students sacrifice a night of sleep at this event in honor of the patients and their families that have many sleepless nights at the hospital. Join the movement. Dedicate yourself to this worthy cause. Up 'til Dawn, a student-run organization, benefits St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. We are a low-time commitment organization that raises money through a letter writing campaign. We host two major events. First, is the All Teams Meeting which takes place in the Fall semester and is where participants send out pre-written letters to their family and friends. The Finale takes place during the Spring semester and is a huge party where we stay up all night and celebrate how much money we raised for the kids at St. Jude!

To contact us, email us at: Or, you can find us on OrgSync and Facebook

Autism Advocates

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Autism Advocates is a fun, energetic group of students working to raise awareness and work with the local autism community. We fundraise for local and national organizations associated with autism. We also work to raise awareness on campus through guest speakers and other events. We plan events for the local autism community of children to come and enjoy themselves in an environment that understands their particular needs and struggles.

Dance Marathon

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DMU Akron provides emotional and financial support to families treated by Akron Children’s Hospital by allowing students, staff, faculty, as well as Akron community members, to fundraise and attend a 24-hour long Dance Marathon party, to Stand For The Kids Who Can't.


Unicef Logo The UNICEF Campus Initiative is a growing grassroots movement rooted in a belief that college students and constituents have a vital role to play in helping the world's children survive. UNICEF Campus Initiative engages their local community to promote UNICEF’s child survival work in over 150 countries in a number of ways.