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Student & University Organizations 


Whatever your particular interests or needs, you can find a campus activity or organization that will provide not just fun and fellowship but also opportunities to hone your professional and leadership skills. Joining a campus club or organization can help you prepare for life after college or simply provide a great way to relax and recharge. As they look back on their college years, alumni often say that some of their most rewarding experiences came from their participation in co-curricular activities.

So take a look at the list that follows, choose one (or several) activities and become involved! And remember to let the Office of Marketing and Public Affairs know what your organization is doing. The staff there can help with publicity and regularly reports news of campus activities to the press, radio, and television.

Students interested in forming new organizations should contact the coordinator of student activities or the president of the Student Government for assistance. Student Government approval is necessary for official recognition and funding assistance. To be eligible to run for office in any campus organization, students must have a cumulative grade point average of at least 2.3. They will be requested to withdraw from office at the end of any semester in which their semester grade point average falls below 2.0.

 

University Organizations


University Organizations are student run groups that are directly sponsored by the University and are branches of the Office of Student Engagement.  Members and leaders of these groups are either voted in by the student body or hired through an application and interview process by Student Engagement.  University Organizations are not held to the approval of the Student Senate.

 

Interfraternal Council (IFC)
The Interfraternal Council (IFC) provides leadership for five fraternities and three sororities and coordinates many social events for all Lawrence Tech students. At the beginning of each semester, an informal rush event provides information to prospective members. You can email IFC at ifc@ltu.edu.

 

National Pan-Hellenic Council (SPAM)
The National Pan-Hellenic Council, Incorporated (NPHC) is composed of nine international Greek letter Sororities and Fraternities: Alpha Kappa Alpha Soroity, Inc.; Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc.; Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.; Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc.; Iota Phi Theta Fraternity, Inc.; Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc.; Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc.; Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc.; and Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. The LTU NPHC governs the four historically black fraternities and sororities on campus. The NPHC at Lawrence Tech was chartered December 1, 2010. The current members are the Pi Delta Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., the Nu Nu Chapter of Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc., and the Xi Chapter of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. NPHC promotes interaction amongst its member organizations through forums and meetings and engages in cooperative programs and initiatives through various activities and functions. For more information, please email nphc@ltu.edu.

 

Student Government
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nce Tech Student Government is recognized by the University administration as the official representative for the entire student body. It offers the opportunity for students to better themselves and their University through involvement in campus activities. Every student is extended an invitation to attend the many campus activities sponsored and supported by the Student Government. Student Government business is conducted bi weekly. All interested students are encouraged to attend meetings and express their views. Contact the Student Government through the Office of Student Engagement. The Student Government actively endorses all Lawrence Tech clubs and organizations that are beneficial to personal and scholastic achievement. The Student Government is composed of three interacting branches working in cooperation with each other. They are the Student Administration, the Student Senate, and various committees. The Student Administration consists of a president, vice president, treasurer, and secretary, who are elected in a spring campus-wide election. Various committee chairmen are appointed by the president and approved by the Senate. Students become eligible to be members of a Student Government committee by simply attending the meetings. Members of the Student Senate include official representatives from each recognized student organization and four senators-at-large. Senators are the only voting members at Student Government meetings. All business concerning the Student Government is brought before the Student Senate for approval. The Student Government recognizes four standing committees: Elections Committee, Honors and Awards Committee, Publications Committee, Innovation Showcase Committee.


Students Planning Activities Monthly (SPAM)
SPAM, or Students Planning Activities Monthly, is the official programming board for Lawrence Tech.  SPAM coordinates activities that enhance and enrich the quality of student life by addressing the needs and interests of its diverse student body.  Unlike a normal student organization, SPAM is a university sponsored group that is a branch of the Office of Student Engagement, a division of Student Affairs. SPAM is comprised of three Executive Board members and ten staff members.  All members are hired as employees of SPAM and receive a stipend each semester for their hard work and dedication. To get involved, contact the SPAM Executive Board at 248.204.3866 or email spam@ltu.edu. Event and hiring information is available at ltuspam.org.

 

Active Student Clubs & Organizations


The number of student clubs and organizations varies each year depending on student interest. At a moderately sized university like Lawrence Tech you don't have to “wait in line” to become involved. Students interested in starting a club based on a hobby, career interest, or for any other purpose should contact the Office of Student Engagement at 248.204.4105 or email stuevent@ltu.edu.

Listed below are the student and professional organizations:
Alternative Energy Student Group (AESG)
American Chemical Society (ACS)
American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA)
American Institute of Architecture Students (AIAS)
American Institute of Graphic Artists (AIGA)
American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)
American Society of Heating, Refrigerating, and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) 
Architectural Engineering Institute (AEI)
Artists' Guild 
Autonomous Vehilcles and Robotic Systems Student Committee
Black Student Union (BSU)
Blue Devil Development
Chaldean-American Students Association (CASA)
Chess Club
Circle K International
Collegiate Entrepreneurs' Organization (CEO)
Cru @ LTU
Hua Xia Association
Indian Student Association
Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE)
Interior Architecture Student Organization (IASO)
Lawrence Tech Dance Team
Life Science Association
LTU Bike Crew
LTU Concrete Canoe and Steel Bridge
Math Club 
Muslim Student Association (MSA) 
National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE) )
National Society of Leadership and Success (NSLS)
OUT! At LTU With Friends
Saudi Student Union
Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE)
    SAE Aero Design
    SAE Formula Hybrid
    SAE Formula One
Society of Dramatic Arts (SODA)
Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME)
Society of Physics Students

U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) Student Group  

 

Greek Fraternities
Alpha Sigma Phi
Phi Beta Sigma
Phi Kappa Upsilon
Sigma Phi Epsilon
Sigma Pi
Theta Tau

Greek Sororities
Alpha Kappa Alpha
Chi Omega Rho
Delta Phi Epsilon
Delta Tau Sigma


 
Alternative Energy Student Group (AESG)
The AESG’s purpose is to provide students with a medium whereby they can apply their educational studies to real-world applications of alternative energy technologies. AESG seeks to increase the student body’s awareness and knowledge of alternative energy technologies on campus and encourages students to remember the significance of sustainable energy as they embark upon their professional careers.

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American Chemical Society (ACS)
The award-winning ACS student chapter is active in providing educational services to the local scientific community and to Lawrence Tech students. The chapter schedules lectures by prominent scientists to which it invites not only Lawrence Tech students and faculty but also students and staff from other local universities, colleges, high schools, and research laboratories. ACS also sponsors field trips to chemical plants and laboratories.
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American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA)
AIAA’s mission is to address the professional needs and interests of the past, current,and future aerospace workforce and to advance the state of aerospace science,engineering, technology, operations, and policy to benefit our global society.
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American Institute of Architecture Students (AIAS)
The Lawrence Tech chapter of this national student professional organization is sponsored by the Detroit chapter of the American Institute of Architects (AIA). Members arrange lectures by prominent people in the world of architecture, urban planning, and the environment; organize trips to architecturally important cities; sponsor design competitions; arrange tours of architectural projects; and sponsor social activities for architecture students. Members have the opportunity to serve on local and national committees of the AIA and attend seminars and conventions. Members are provided with economical blueprint services and special prices on lectures, trips, and other activities.

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American Institute of Graphic Artists (AIGA)
The Lawrence Tech chapter of this national student professional organization is sponsored by the Detroit chapter of the American Institute of Architects (AIA). Members arrange lectures by prominent people in the world of architecture, urban planning, and the environment; organize trips to architecturally important cities; sponsor design competitions; arrange tours of architectural projects; and sponsor social activities for architecture students. Members have the opportunity to serve on local and national committees of the AIA and attend seminars and conventions. Members are provided with economical blueprint services and special prices on lectures, trips, and other activities.


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American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)
The ASCE student chapter promotes student involvement in the civil engineering profession by offering a wide variety of technical, professional, and social activities, such as field trips, technical speaker sessions, and local professional meetings to assist students in achieving career goals. The intercollegiate concrete canoe, steel bridge, and timber bridge competitions are annual activities of the chapter. In the last four years, the steel-bridge team has qualified for national competition by placing first among regional universities in Michigan and Ohio. The chapter has developed a strong K-12 education outreach program that promotes careers in civil engineering and has received national recognition and awards for general chapter activities, community service, and faculty advising. The chapter encourages participation by all levels of civil engineering students, from freshmen to graduate students.
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American Society of Heating, Refrigerating, and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE)
ASHRAE advances the arts and sciences of heating, ventilating, air-conditioning, and refrigerating to serve humanity and promote a sustainable world. Open to all students.

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Architectural Engineering Institute (AEI)
AEI works to improve comradery between those majoring in Architectural Engineering and all those interested in the combination of Architecture and Engineering.  I.E. sustainability, alternative energy, etc.

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Artists' Guild
The Artists’ Guild is a student-led interdisciplinary group that meets on campus weekly. The organization is open to poets and fiction writers, photographers, artists, and anyone interested in the arts. Besides editing Prism, the annual arts journal devoted to the work of the students, faculty, staff, and alumni of Lawrence Tech, Artists’ Guild members also organize and participate in on- and off-campus events in the metro Detroit region, including film viewings, museum tours, public readings, and social outings.

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Autonomous Vehicles and Robotic Systems Student Committee 
The group was created to increase the technical knowledge of student members through research and design projects, meetings, speakers and tours, provide a forum to discuss industry issues and trends, creating opportunities to network with faculty and industry professionals, and promote AUVSI membership.
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Black Student Union (BSU)
The purpose of this organization is to promote understanding and good relations among black students and the Lawrence Technological University community; stimulate among students an awareness of the political, economic, and social forces affecting black people; and develop and promote the awareness and appreciation of black heritage.
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Blue Devil Development
Blue Devil Development is a group of students who are interested in technology and video game development.
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Cru @ LTU
An international, nondenominational organization, the Lawrence Tech chapter of Cru has strong ties to other colleges in the metro Detroit area. The goal of Cru is to take the gospel of Jesus Christ to others, as well as to learn more about God. Social interaction is also important, and students from all over Detroit meet once a month to worship God and enjoy Christian fellowship. Everyone is welcome to attend Bible studies each week on campus. Other events include a weekend retreat in the fall, a conference in Indianapolis during Christmas vacation, and an outreach trip to Florida during spring break.

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Chaldean-American Students Association (CASA)
The Chaldean-American Student Association is a nonprofit organization established to unite all Chaldean students at Lawrence Tech and to assist them in furthering their education, while maintaining a positive representation of the Chaldean community, preventing discrimination, and advocating multiculturalism and diversity so that all Chaldean-American students can demonstrate that they are caring, responsible, and knowledgeable citizens.
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Chess Club
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Collegiate Entrepreneurs' Organization (CEO)
The CEO is a 25-year-old national organization whose goal is to inspire future entrepreneurs to realize their innovative ideas. This organization is a perfect place to network with peers with similar aspirations.
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Hua Xia Association
The Hua Xia Association provides assistance to Chinese and Taiwanese students studying and living abroad. Promoting harmony and unity and committed to serving the community, the association offers opportunities for Chinese and Taiwanese students to experience American culture and to introduce Chinese culture on campus.
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Indian Student Association
This group is to promote and organize Indian cultural activities across the Lawrence Tech campus.
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Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE)
This organization is primarily for electrical engineering, electrical engineering technology, computer engineering, and computer science students. Other interested students are invited to apply. Activities include conference trips, lectures by practicing engineers, technical video presentations, tours of electronic and electrical manufacturing plants and utilities, and participation in the University’s annual Open House.
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Interior Architecture Student Organization (IASO)
This organization acquaints students with the professional interiors organizations (ASID, IIDA, and CIDR).

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Lawrence Tech Dance Team
The Lawrence Tech Dance Team is the official spirit team of the University.  the young ladies that audition to be on the team strive to maintiain a spirit filled atmosphere during "home" basketball games.  They act as ambassadors of the University by maintaining a positive and motivated character.   Members must have a 2.5 GPA and pay a participation fee.
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Life Science Association
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LTU Bike Crew
The LTU Bike Crew's mission is to provide all types of opportunities for bikers from beginners to experts.  The LTU Bike Crew is a mountain and road biking club for students of all skill levels who share an enthusiasm for mountain biking and cycling.  With health, fun, and fitness in mind, LTU Bike Crew rides encourage a safe and supportive environment for students who ride the trails and roads.
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LTU Concrete Canoe and Steel Bridge
The objectives of these contests are to provide Civil Engineering students an opportunity to gain hands-on, practical experience and leadership through working with real world materials and project management, increase awareness of the value and benefits of ASCE membership, build awareness of the versatility and durability of various construction materials among students, educators and proctitioners, as well as the general public, to increase awareness among industry leaders, opinion makers, and the general public of civil engineering as a dynamic and innovative profession essential to society, and to generate and increase awareness of ASCE's and national sponsors' commitment to Civil Engineering education among students, educators and practitioners, as well as to the general public.
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Math Club
The Lawrence Tech Math Club is a student chapter of the Mathematical Association of America (MAA). Activities include team competitions, guest speakers, and fun math events such as origami day, math videos, and problem of the week.
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Muslim Student Association (MSA)
MSA is a cultural and Islamic organization dedicated to promoting Islamic cultural heritage. Membership is open to everyone. Membership dues are required.
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National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE)
The 105 chapters of NSBE have a primary goal of increasing the number and quality of minority students in the areas of engineering, management, architecture, and business. Tutorial services and a company lecture series are offered. Join and establish rewarding relationships with other students and professionals.
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National Society of Leadership and Success (NSLS)
A community of leaders dedicated to creating lasting positive change.
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OUT! At LTU with Friends
OUT is the Gay-Straight Alliance at Lawrence Tech. OUT! at LTU with friends strives to create a safe environment for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Questioning (LGBTQ) students, faculty, staff and their allies to share their thoughts, goals and concerns. OUT! at LTU with friends is a student driven organization created to provide awareness and understanding of the LGBTQ community to all students attending Lawrence Technological University.

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Saudi Student Union
The Saudi Student Union offers opportunities for Saudi students to get involved with American culture and introduce Saudi culture at Lawrence Tech.
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Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE)
The SAE focuses on advancing mobility on land and sea, in the air and in space. SAE at Lawrence Tech provides students with opportunities to experience real-world engineering through industrial tours, technical speakers, technical publications, engineering projects, and various competitions. Open to all students. A membership fee is required. The competitions are:
SAE Aero Design The purpose of SAE Aero Design is to design and build a radio controlled aircraft that is capable of carrying a predicted payload through a 360-degree flight course. Members must be mechanical engineering students, GPA of 3.3 or higher required. Senior members must also join and pay dues to the Society of Automotive Engineers and the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics.
SAE Formula Hybrid SAE Formula Hybrid gives engineering students the opportunity to work across disciplinary boundaries while engineering and developing a plug-in hybrid electric race car. The group also encourages and promotes the development of high-efficiency automotive drive trains.
SAE Formula One Students research, design, engineer, fabricate, and compete with a Formula One race car in international competition. All students from any college are welcome to join.

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Society of Dramatic Arts
The purpose of the Society of Dramatic Arts is to provide members an outlet for creative impulses, develop the skills of its members in all areas of production, and build school spirit and a sense of community on campus. SODA will present at least one performance per semester for the entertainment and/or education of the Lawrence Tech community. Any current student enrolled at Lawrence Tech may become a member of the Society of Dramatic Arts. Any faculty or alumni may become associate members of the society without voting power.

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Society of Manufacturing Engineers

Our student organization's mission is to apply and maintain academic excellence, and promote engineering knowledge within the student community. The Society of Manufacturing Engineers is the world's leading professional society advancing manufacturing knowledge and influencing more than half a million manufacturing practitioners annually. Through its communities, publications, expositions and professional development resources, SME promotes an increased awareness of manufacturing engineering and keeps manufacturing professionals up to date on leading trends and technologies. Headquartered in Michigan, the Society has members in more than 70 countries and represents manufacturing practitioners across all industries.
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Society of Physics Students
The society operates under the auspices of the American Institute of Physics. This chapter arranges scientific lectures and field trips.
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U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) Student Group 
U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) Student Group encourages students to better their campus by giving back to their communities, promoting sustainability, and getting involved with “green building” construction on campus. USGBC-LTU is the ideal student organization for students who are planing on taking the LEED GA/AP Exam, we offer study/discussion sessions to help prepare for the LEED GA/AP Exam. We also network with various professionals who practice sustainable design. All Lawrence Tech University students are welcome to join! We welcome students from all majors as a way of creating a general commitment to environmental consciousness.
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