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Student Organizations Directory Q-T

Residence Hall Association - RHA

Saudi Student Union
Sigma Phi Epsilon
Sigma Pi
Ski and Snowboarding Club
SAE International
Society of Dramatic Arts - SODA

Society of Physics Students
Society of University Leaders - SOUL
Society of Women Engineers - SWE
SPAM - Students Planning Activities Monthly
Student Alumni Council
Student Government
Students Taking a New Direction - STAND

Tau Beta Pi
Tau Sigma Delta
Tech News
Theta Tau
Theta Xi
Toastmasters International


Residence Hall Association - RHA
The Residence Hall Association (RHA) is an organization that passes legislation benefiting the residence halls, sponsors building-wide events, and brings all students living in residence halls together. Every student living in a residence hall is automatically a member of RHA. Each hall (North and South) has its own governmental system with officers and representatives.



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.





Sigma Phi Epsilon
Founded on campus in 1971, Sigma Phi Epsilon (ΣΦΕ ) has grown into the largest fraternity at Lawrence Tech. Sigma Phi Epsilon is the largest fraternity in the nation, with more than 264 chapters and 194,000 lifetime members. The Lawrence Tech chapter has a national reputation, having won three consecutive Buchanan Cups, five Excelsior Cups, and seven Scholarship Excellence Awards. Members have held leadership positions in the Student Government and the Interfraternal Council. Sig Eps take pride in academic performance and have posted the highest cumulative fraternity GPA on campus. The fraternity provides $750 Balanced Man Scholarships for incoming male freshmen. The chapter looks for balanced individuals who seek to fulfill their potential in a young, aggressive, demanding organization. Leadership, friendship, scholarship, and achievement are both offered and expected. There is more to Lawrence Tech than four years in a classroom. Sigma Phi Epsilon continues to be a lifetime experience.

Sigma Phi Epsilon website

 

Sigma Pi
Lawrence Tech's Zeta Omicron chapter of Sigma Pi (ΣΠ ), established in 1984, has rapidly grown into one of the largest Greek societies on campus. With 125 chapters internationally, Sigma Pi is also one of the larger fraternities. Leadership qualities, academic excellence, and professionalism are stressed, as well as athletic and social participation and community service. Members have held executive council positions in organizations such as the Student Government and the Interfraternal Council, as well as heading many other independent campus organizations such as the Residence Hall Association. Sigma Pi looks for well-rounded young men who seek to advance their experience at Lawrence Tech socially, academically, and fraternally. The true meaning of “brotherhood” is taught and is instilled in the lives of members, creating friendships that cannot be broken and contacts that will always be there. Membership is not easily obtained, but the challenge is waiting for you and worth the effort.

Sigma Pi website

 

Ski and Snowboarding Club
The goal of the club is to give students interested in skiing and snowboarding the opportunity to meet other Lawrence Tech students and travel to local ski resorts. The club also welcomes students who do not know how to ski or snowboard but would like to learn. These sports are much more fun and less expensive with more people. Come join the fun!

 

SAE International
The SAE focuses on advancing mobility on land and sea, in the air and in space. The Lawrence Tech student branch of SAE is one of the largest in the world. It provides students with opportunities to experience real-world engineering through industrial tours, technical speakers, technical publications, and engineering projects and various competitions. The University has been a frequent host of the Formula SAE and other competitions. The chapter also builds an engineering exhibit for the annual SAE Congress and Exposition held at Cobo Center. The Detroit section of SAE offers special student member discounts for its monthly dinner meetings as well as sanctioning special intercollegiate engineering competitions. The section also offers a program that allows students to spend a typical working day with an engineer. Interested students from all curricula are welcome.

SAE website

 

Society of Dramatic Arts - SODA
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.

Society of Physics Students
The society operates under the auspices of the American Institute of Physics. This chapter arranges scientific lectures and field trips.

Physics Students website

 


Society of University Leaders - SOUL
The Society of University Leaders is committed to inclusive leadership through service and community engagement. 




Society of Women Engineers - SWE
The SWE student chapter at Lawrence Tech encourages women engineering students to achieve high levels of education and professional achievement. Throughout the year, planned activities include speakers of interest to the entire engineering community, field trips to local engineering firms, and joint activities with other technical societies. Career guidance programs are presented at local high schools and a Career Day is held each fall. Members receive the national publication U.S. Woman Engineer and are encouraged to attend regional and national student conferences. Chartered in 1981, the Lawrence Tech SWE chapter has received a number of awards, including the 1981 Best National New SWE Student Section Award. Interested freshmen and sophomore students, in particular, are encouraged to join.

SWE website




SPAM - Students Planning Activities Monthly
S.P.A.M. is a student-based organization, which coordinates campus activities that enhance and enrich the quality of student life at Lawrence Tech, by addressing the needs and interests of its diverse student body. S.P.A.M. is open to all students from all academic majors. Members attend the annual National Association of Campus Activities mid-America and national conferences, monthly meetings, and S.P.A.M.-associated events. To get involved, contact the coordinator of student activities at 248.204.4105 or email stuevent@ltu.edu.

SPAM website

 


Student Alumni Council
Lawrence Tech alumni include a distinguished group of engineers, architects, scientists, business executives, managers, technicians, attorneys, physicians, governmental officials, educators, and others holding key positions throughout the United States and around the world. About 85 percent of Lawrence Tech’s more than 27,000 degree holding alumni reside in Michigan and the Midwest, but they also live in nearly every state and territory as well as in Asia, South America, the Caribbean, Europe, and Australia. The Lawrence Tech Alumni Association holds meetings and sponsors a variety of events and activities for members in southeast Michigan. Chapters also exist in Arizona, Florida, and Georgia. Several chapters, including those for the College of Architecture and Design and for the College of Management, are based on academic interest. The Student Alumni Council provides current students with a forum for interpersonal networking with alumni in their field of study, as well as opportunities for leadership and participation in student and alumni programming and future organizational planning. Contact the Off ice of Alumni Relations at 248.204.2300 or via email at alumni@ltu.edu to get involved.

 


Student Government
The Lawrence 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 twice monthly. All interested students are encouraged to attend meetings and express their views. Contact the Student Government through the Off ice of Student Activities. 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 three 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:

  • Publications Committee
    Coordinates student section of the Tech News newspaper.
  • Open House Committee
    Coordinates with the University planning committee for events that occur during Open House.
  • Elections Committee
    Coordinates all aspects of the Student Government elections held in the spring.
  • Honors and Awards Committee
    Organizes the annual Student Government Awards Banquet held in the spring of each academic year.

In order to hold a Student Government office, a student must maintain at least a 2.3 grade point average.

Student Government website

 


Students Taking a New Direction - STAND

STAND exists to provide a supportive and educational environment for members and non-members alike; to function as a resource for those who want and/or need information about Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender, and any other related issues; and to provide a positive gay awareness and presence in the Lawrence Tech community.

 


Tau Beta Pi (Michigan Eta Chapter)
Tau Beta Pi (TBP) is a national honor society for all engineering students. Members are elected on the basis of scholastic achievement and display of exemplary character. Students must have achieved junior status to be eligible for membership.

 


Tau Sigma Delta
Tau Sigma Delta (TSΔ) is a national collegiate honor society that celebrates excellence in scholarship within nationally accredited programs of architecture and interior design. Membership is limited to students with high academic standing in junior, senior, and graduate years of study.

 


Tech News

The Tech News campus newspaper carries articles and announcements of interest to the entire campus community. Tech News is produced by the Off ice of Marketing and Public Affairs (Room M376). Students interested in writing, photography, and graphic arts are encouraged to contact the Off ice of Marketing and Public Affairs. Visit technews.ltu.edu.

 


Theta Tau
Founded in 1904, Theta Tau (ΘΤ) is one of the largest professional fraternities in the nation with a membership of more than 25,000. Theta Tau offers members a lifelong bond of brotherhood and activities to promote educational excellence. The Xi Beta chapter was established in 1987 and since then has striven to achieve professionally and socially. Speakers from industry come to talk about their respective fields, and the fraternity sponsors tours of various plants. Socially, the group is active in all of the intramural sports, social events, and other Greek organizations. It offers what might be called “the best of both worlds.” Through the tireless efforts of the brothers of Theta Tau, membership has become an ultimate challenge with plentiful rewards.

Theta Tau website

 

Theta Xi
Fraternity that develops the highest scholarship rating and developing better mental and physical habits to help face the many challenges of life.

Contact: Nick Miscanis, nm000214067@ltu.edu
Organization Type/Category: Social Greek
Advisor Info: Gary Davis, gdavis@ltu.edu, x.3560

Theta Xi website 

 

Toastmasters International
Toastmasters International is the leading movement devoted to making effective oral communication a worldwide reality. Toastmasters provides people with the opportunity to master the arts of listening, thinking, and speaking — vital skills that promote self-actualization, enhance leadership potential, foster human understanding, and contribute to the betterment of society. The Lawrence Tech Toastmasters Club #2883-28 was officially chartered in November 1988. The club meets on the second and fourth Saturday of each month, when the University is open. Members and guests congregate outside Café Lawrence in the atrium of the Buell Management Building.