Special Interest Clubs & Organizations

Anime Club  

Anime club is an open and active community for fans of Japanese animation and related arts, as well as promoting anime-related activities on campus and the local community. Our activities include weekly showings of anime, movie nights, group outings, and various other anime-related activities.

Beekeeping Society

The Roanoke College Beekeeping society focuses on beekeeping not just as a hobby, but as a scientific, cultural, philosophical and artistic pursuit. We strive to create a cohesive unit similar to the honeybees we have grown to love by maintaining the hives and holding thought-provoking weekly meetings.

Colleges Against Cancer

This organization sponsors the annual all-night "Relay For Life" event to raise funds in the fight against cancer.

Quiz Bowl

College Bowl is an intercollegiate competition of the mind! It's a quick-response questions-and-answer format game that is played in teams. Each year, the College Bowl team sponsors a campus competition with prizes awarded to the winning teams. An "all-star" team is selected to compete against other schools in a regional tournament. The RC College Bowl Team was the Region 5 Winner in 2002 and competed for the National Championship!

College Democrats

This organization's major objective is to stimulate interest in Democratic Party politics. Membership is open to all student Democrats and the organization can be contacted through campus mail. 

College Republicans

This organization's major objective is to stimulate interest in Republican Party politics. Membership is open to all student Republicans and the organization can be contacted through campus mail. This group is inactive at this time.

CEO Club

The Collegiate Entrepreneurs Organization at Roanoke College is focused on helping like-minded future entrepreneurs connect and share ideas. This club is open to all Roanoke College students from any year and major. The club is affiliated with the Collegiate Entrepreneurs' Organization (CEO) which has over 200 campus chapters throughout North America. 

Equestrian Club

The purpose of our organization is to provide an educational outlet for members of the Roanoke College community interested in learning about horses, horseback riding, horsemanship, and equine care and management. We also encourage students to take up horseback riding as a hobby or continue with their equestrian training and to allow our members to meet and interact with other equestrians.  Learn more.

Ethics Bowl Team

The Ethics Bowl Team is a group of students who talk about ethics and the practice thereof pertaining to particular cases. It is similar to a debate team in that we present arguments and defend them in a competition. The competition is held annually and we work up to this competition that we, among other Virginia schools, participate in. The purpose of the club is discussion of ethical issues and the main activity that we participate in is the annual Ethics Bowl.

The Garden Club

The Garden Club works towards making fresh food available to low-income individuals in the Salem and Roanoke communities. The club also promotes the awareness of nutrition and sustainability through educational programs that support local farmers and fresh produce initiatives. 

Mu Beta Psi

Mu Beta Psi is a nationally recognized coeducational music fraternity for both music majors and non-music majors.

Omicron Delta Kappa

ODK is a national leadership fraternity. Membership is by invitation, and the selection criteria are based on GPA, service, and campus leadership.

Order of the Phoenix

The Harry Potter Club serves as a discussion group on Harry Potter books, movies, internet sites, and share the culture of the Harry Potter world.

Public Affairs Society

The Public Affairs Society is an organization for Criminal Justice, International Relations and Political Science majors. The society sponsors both academic and co-curricular events.

Student Firearms Association

The Student Firearms Association at Roanoke College (SFA) is an organization that is open to all current Roanoke College students. It is an organization of students who promote the safe and responsible use of all different kinds of firearms for traditionally legal purposes, including hunting, competition, recreation and sport and self defense.

Student Wellness Awareness Team (SWAT)

Although open to all students on campus, this is a group of students interested in health and human performance, and its mission is to promote physical activity and healthy living behaviors in general. Some of the group's initiatives have included Midnight Madness, Glow in the Dark Volleyball, and organizing a 5K fun walk/run. The group chooses officers annually, and the advisor for the group is Cheryl Staver from the department of Health and Human Performance.

Sexual Assault Awareness and Recovery Team

To promote awareness and education on the issue of sexual assault with an emphasis on proactive measures and prevention.

Tech Crew

Employed by the Colket Center, this group of students works many of the Campus Activities Board and other student organizations' shows. Their responsibilities include performing stage crew functions, assisting entertainers, operating soundboards and stage lights, and running movie projectors. If you are interested in joining this crew, contact the Colket Center.