Office of Student Life
College is what you make of it.
Get involved, and you'll find that your college experience is much more rewarding.
Sharing experiences with people of similar interests can be very rewarding, especially when your colleagues are your classmates. At La Roche College, we have more than 30 student organizations tailored to many interests - everything from nursing, chemistry and graphic design to skiing. Our Student Government Association (SGA) and the La Roche Courier, the student newspaper, give students a voice on campus.
CLICK HERE to download a Clubs and Organizations Handbook (PDF)
To learn more about an individual organization,see listing below..
American Criminal Justice Association—Delta Lambda Rho Chapter: The purpose of this group is to foster professionalism in law enforcement personnel, to encourage the establishment and expansion of higher education and professional training in criminal justice. Open to all criminal justice majors.
American Marketing Association (AMA): This group is designed to give members an avenue to actively participate and develop experience in the marketing realm of Pittsburgh and beyond. This association provides the prestige and recognition allowing out members to increase their own market potential, maximizing their career opportunities.
American Society of Interior Design (ASID): This organization provides professional connections to interior design students and offers programs that will familiarize students with the design market while keeping in contact with interior design professionals and broadening its members design knowledge through the professionals.
Association for Women in Communication (AWC): This is a professional organization open to both women and men that champions the advancement of women across all communications disciplines by recognizing excellence, promoting leadership and positioning its members at the forefront of the evolving communications era. Requirements are: Maintain an above average GPA. Demonstrate a commitment to pursue an area of communications as a career.
Association of Information Technology Professionals—LRC Chapter (AITP): All students are welcomed to join this association which is designed to provide its members with a better understanding of this nature and functions of information technology and foster among students a better understanding of the vital business roll of technology.
Delta Mu Delta: The national honor society in the field of Business Administration has two-fold mission: to promote higher scholarship in training for business and to recognize and reward business administration students who have distinguished themselves scholastically. Open to business majors with a GPA of 3.2 or better or who have completed at least half of their credits required for the degree.
Graduate Student Advisory Council:
Kappa Delta Epsilon: this honorary education society promotes scholarship, professionalism and community service. Open to education majors with a 3.0 GPA.
Project Achievement/ACT 101: Assists ACT 101 students in developing their leadership skills by providing them with opportunities to grow personally, academically and socially. Open to all students.
AIGA Student Group: The AIGA Student Group provides its members with an opportunity to come together and grow as graphic designers. This is fulfilled by building relationships between fellow students, faculty, alumni and professional graphic designers. The mission of the group is to elevate the level of design by the La Roche College graphic design students and provide a network of support and collaboration among students, faculty, and professionals in the field.
Psi Chi—Psychology Club: These organizations foster interest and research in psychology and also support the academic program by sponsoring guest presentations, programs on internships and careers, and providing networking opportunities. Psi Chi and the Psychology Club support the mission of the college by adopting at least one community service project a year. Requirements: Psi Chi is by invitation, based on cumulative QPA (3.5 or better), earning a major or minor in psychology (or the psychology track of human services) and completing at least 3 courses in psychology. Psychology Club is open to any interested students.
Sigma Tau Delta: This English Honor Society is organized to confer distinction for high achievement in English language and literature. This group assists the English department in publishing their annual literary magazine ‘’Nuances.’’ Requirements: Maintain an above average GPA. Demonstrate a commitment to pursue an area of English/Literature as a career.
Sigma Theta Tau – Theta Mu Chapter: The international honor society in nursing offers nursing scholarships, research awards and scholar programs throughout the school year. The group is responsible for the annual Fall Craft Show. Requirements: Scholastic achievement, academic integrity, professional leadership potential and achievement in nursing. Open to nursing majors and alumni.
Sociology Club: The Sociology Club of La Roche College provides a useful background for those planning to enter professional fields dealing with groups of people. Activities include opportunities for community service, workshops, speakers, networking, movie nights and more. The Sociology Club is open to not only Sociology majors and minors, but anyone interested in the field in general. This is an excellent opportunity to gain experience and add to your résumé!
SNAP, Student Nurses Association: SNAP is an group that recognizes students preparing to enter the Nursing field. As a group, the undertake projects of service on campus and within the community, in addition to promoting the profession of nursing.
Spanish Club: The purpose of this club is to explore the language and culture of Spanish speaking countries through a variety of activities including Spanish movie nights and field trips to cultural events. Enrollment in Spanish courses is helpful but not required, interest in the Spanish language and culture or native speaker.
Student Accounting Association: This club is open to all students with an interest in Accounting, or Accounting majors. The club will provide members with resources, information and leadership skills to enable them to succeed in the world of business
Student Affiliates of the American Chemical Society & The Science Club: Open to all students with an interest in science. The American Chemical Society is for chemistry majors to provide students with an appreciation for science and to enrich their academic studies. The American Chemical Society provides an opportunity to foster professional spirit and to become better acquainted with the field of chemistry.
Commuter Board: Open to all students living off-campus. Represented on Student Government, this organization promotes ideas and concerns of commuters, allows for suggestions, activities and meetings for commuter students.
Residence Hall Association (RHA): Open to all students living in residence halls, this group seeks to make life in the residence halls a living/learning environment. The group is represented on Student Government. Each residence hall elects members to the council.
Student Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC): SAAC is dedicated to the athletic and academic advancement of all student-athletes by promoting opportunity, protecting student-athlete welfare and fostering a positive student-athlete image to the campus and community.
Student Government Association (SGA): Student Government is a governing board for the college. This nineteen-member group is the students’ representation to the administration. An election is held late in the fall semester for members. The bi-weekly meetings are open to all students.
Special Interest Groups
Crescendo – LRC Music Club: Dedicated to musical performance and drama. Usually meetings are held every two weeks.
Motion Picture Coalition:
Green LRC: This club meets about once a month in the clubs room.
Human Rights Club: Dedicated to preserving basic Human Rights for all.
La Roche Activities Forum (LAF): All students are welcome to join this group to plan and implement a diverse activities schedule for the college. Events include dances, trips, comedy nights, entertainment in the Pittsburgh area and social events. This group meets weekly in Student Life/College Activities.
YoFit Yoga Club:
Orientation Leaders: Welcome and assist new students to La Roche College by assisting with Orientation and Welcome Days. All students are welcome to apply to be orientation leaders. In early spring, fliers advertise the application process.
STAND: As a student anti-genocide coalition, La Roche STAND strives to educate the entire La Roche Community on the issue of ongoing and former genocides. STAND also aims to raise funds to help victims of genocides.
Zeta Alpha Pi: Honors Chemistry Sorority Promotes the education of science among the women of La Roche College and develops the sorority’s members as individual and leaders with the support of fellow members.
Architecture for Humanity: Utilize the talents and services of the greater Pittsburgh are college students to extend the mission of the original Architectural for Humanity non-profit design services founded in 1999.
G.L.O.B.E.: Promotes intellectual dialogue and friendship among international and American students. This group also promotes international concerns and understanding, to aid international students in the college environment and to provide both cultural and social activities for the community. Meetings are held sporadically throughout the year.
Italian Club: This organization strives to bring Italian traditions to the college. The purpose is to give all people, Italian or not, a taste of what it means to be Italian through food, music, festivities and culture.
Campus Sponsored Programs
Campus Ministry: All are welcome to join this council that gives students the opportunity to initiate activities and assist with programs of the Campus Ministry Office.
Coalition for Christian Outreach/LIFE: The Coalition for Christian Outreach is a college ministry that works cooperatively with colleges, universities and churches to help them guide students through these critical years of their lives. As a campus ministry organization, the CCO takes seriously the nature of education, students and student life, and the particular relationship of each of these to the Christian faith. The CCO is committed to helping students understand the Lordship of Christ in their lives, especially in the development of a Christian worldview.
Community Service: All are welcome to become involved in this group to promote awareness amongst the student body about the need for community service. Their goal is to bring about positive chance in society through volunteering for numerous programs.
Counseling Services: La Roche College Counseling Services are tailored to address a variety of situations. The College offers individual counseling, workshops and seminars designed to deal with the life issues of adolescents and adults. Workshops, therapy and Counseling sessions are confidential and services are free to all La Roche students. The Counseling Service staff works with students to help make their lives more manageable and meaningful. Counseling service is also available for any student, resident or commuter, who wishes to speak confidentially with a therapist about any type of issue or problem. Counseling services are available during the fall and spring terms Monday-Friday 8-4:30 and during the summer term Thursdays by appointment.
Food Service Council: All students are welcome to join this group which voices suggestions and food preferences of students to the food service.
Intramurals and Athletics Board: This organization is designed to promote student involvement in planning a diverse intramural program for women and men. They also address concerns of student athletes. This group is represented on Student Government.
Theatre Arts Organization: This organization cultivates and promotes theatrical performance in all its forms: musical theatre, classical and modern drama, sketch comedy, improv and so on. The group provides members an opportunity to exchange ideas with fellow lovers of theatre, to hone their creative skills and to participate in theatrical productions, whether on stage or behind the scenes.
ELRC, The Electric Bean: La Roche College’s official radio station. The station is located on the 3rd floor of Bold Hall and broadcasts daily over the world wide web.
The La Roche Courier: A must for students interested in writing, editing, layout and photography. The student newspaper is published every month and is a vehicle for students to express themselves. The staff meets bi-weekly and accepts articles and letters from contributing writers.
La Roche Motion Picture Coalition: open to all student interested in the promotion, appreciation, education and production of film and video on the La Roche College campus. The group sponsors workshops, discussions and hosts weekly film/video screenings.
Soccer Club - International Gladiators: Club soccer team participates in leagues at Pittsburgh Indoor Sports Arena (PISA), also organizes indoor and on-campus tournaments.
Roller Hockey: A club sport that is dedicated to allowing interested students the opportunity to participate in local Roller Hockey games.
Ski and Board Club: This club offers the students of La Roche the opportunity to ski and snowboard at an affordable cost and provide a safe yet, enjoyable activity for the students.
Table Tennis Club: A multinational group that organizes tournaments and other functions related to ping pong.
Women’s Softball Club: Provide collegiate student athletes with the opportunity to play competitive, organized college softball, by building lasting relationships based upon trust, dedication, all while promoting an athletic team that supports academics before athletics.
Any questions on Student Organizations and College Activities please contact: