Jun 15, 2024  
Jarvis Christian University 
Jarvis Christian University

Student Services

In keeping with the mission of Jarvis Christian University, which serves a population that possesses diverse socioeconomic and educational backgrounds, the Division of Student Services strives to implement through its organizational structure, programs which emphasize social, civil, and cultural maturity; interpersonal relations and effective communication skills; emotional growth; spiritual development; effective living and learning experiences; and appropriate identification with the world of work.

Student Activities

Student Activities at Jarvis Christian University focuses its efforts on creating a culturally inclusive environment in which activities drive student morale, campus engagement, and ultimately, student success. Developed with the intent of fostering a positive atmosphere for students, Jarvis’ extra-curricular activities emphasize both social and emotional growth.

Student Organizations

All students are encouraged to participate in organizations and activities at Jarvis Christian University. Participation in some organizations is voluntary, while participation in others is by invitation only. However, there are enough organizations and activities for all students.

Classification of Student Organizations

  1. Coordinative and Regulative Organizations
    1. Student Government Association - An agency for promoting student activities, developing a wholesome college spirit, perpetuating College traditions, and encouraging good student-faculty relations.
    2. National Pan-Hellenic Council - The governing body of all Black Greek Lettered Organizations.
    3. Residence Hall Councils - Elected representatives from residential units who establish rules and regulations governing the conduct of their peers in the residence halls.
  2. General Organizations
    • Africana and Latin American Studies Organization
    • Alpha Iota Sigma - International Interdisciplinary Honor Society
    • Alpha Psi Omega - Jarvis Players
    • Net Impact / Up to Us Challenge
    • Clinton Global Initiative University (CGI U)
    • Computer Information Systems Club
    • Delta Mu Delta - Project Management Club
    • Kinesiology Club
    • M.A.L.E. (Males Achieving Leadership and Excellence)
    • National Association of Black Accountants (NABA)
    • Black Data Processing Associates (BDPA)
    • National PanHellenic Council
    • Peer Educator Program
    • Phi Beta Delta - JCC International Club
    • Poetry Club
    • Pre-Alumni Association
    • Spirit Team - Cheering J & Gold N’ Beauty
    • Student Association of Social Work
    • Student Government Association
    • Student Ministers Association
    • Tau Kappa Tau - Fine Arts Society
    • The Expression - Society of Professional
    • Journalists
    • The Jarvis Agency (J’aime Modeling)
    • Women to Women
    • Young Sophisticated Leaders - YSL
    • Jarvis Martial Arts Club
    • National Black Law Students Association
    • Association for Nontraditional Students in
    • Higher Education (ANTSHE)
    • Cybersecurity Club
  3. Honors Organizations
    • Honors Program Ambassadors (HPA)
    • Honors Mentors Association (HMA)
    • Honors Research Scholars (HRS)
    • Creative Arts in Honors (CAH)

All Honors Program students are required to join and remain active each year in one of the four Honors Program Student Organizations. A detailed description of each organization is located on the Jarvis Christian University Barbara Charline Jordan Honors Program section.

Religious Organizations

These organizations have the primary objective of promoting spiritual growth through study, worship, service, and action.

10:00 a.m. - Sunday School
11:00 a.m. - Sunday Morning Worship
6:00 p.m. -Women-to-Women Bible Study
7:00 p.m. - Wednesday Night Worship Student Ministers’ Association

  1. Fraternities and Sororities
    Fraternities and Sororities are Greek letter organizations that have established chapters on campus. Students desiring to join a Greek Letter Organization must meet the following University requirements, in addition to the requirements of individual organizations:
    • The student must have a cumulative grade point average of 2.5 or better on a 4.0.
    • The student must have earned a minimum of thirty-one (31) credit hours.
    • The student must be a full time student at Jarvis Christian College enrolled in 12 credit hours or more.
    • A student on disciplinary Probation or Academic Probation cannot be inducted into any Greek-lettered organization during such period of probation.
    • The student must have a zero-balance and be in good financial standing with the Institution.

      Following are the chapters of fraternities and sororities on the Jarvis Christian University campus:

      Zeta Chi Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha
      Sorority, Inc. Theta Alpha Chapter of Alpha
      Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. Theta Kappa
      Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.
      Zeta Delta Chapter of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc.
      Kappa Upsilon Chapter of Sigma Gamma Rho
      Sorority, Inc. Epsilon Zeta Chapter of Phi Beta
      Sigma Fraternity, Inc.
      Phi Beta Chapter of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc.
  2. Performing Arts Organizations
    • The Jarvis Christian University Choir
    • The Jarvis Christian University Band (S3-Sophisticated Sounds of Soul)
  3. National Honor Societies
    Alpha Kappa Mu National Honor Society
    Alpha Kappa Mu National Honor Society is devoted to the advancement of high scholarship. Alpha XI Chapter of Alpha Kappa Mu was organized at Jarvis Christian College in 1953. To be eligible for membership, a student must have earned at least 61 semester hours and have a cumulative average of 3.3 or above. Alpha Kappa Mu National Honor Society is a member of the Association of College Honor Societies.

    Beta Beta Beta National Honor Society in Biological Sciences
    Beta Beta Beta (TriBeta) is a society for students, particularly undergraduates, dedicated to improving their understanding and appreciation of biological study and extending boundaries of human knowledge through scientific research. Since its founding in 1922, more than 175,000 persons have been accepted into lifetime membership, and more than 492 chapters have been established throughout the United States and Puerto Rico. The Delta Phi Chapter of Beta Beta Beta was organized at Jarvis Christian College on November 15, 2007.

    Beta Kappa Chi Scientific Honor Society
    Beta Kappa Chi was founded in 1923 and was established for the purpose of encouraging and advancing undergraduate and graduate scientific education through original investigations, the dissemination of scientific knowledge, and the stimulation of high scholarship in mathematics and the natural sciences. The society seeks to inspire and support the pursuit of knowledge and academic excellence during the entire career of each member. Beta Kappa Chi Scientific Honor Society is a member of the Association of College Honor Societies. To be considered for membership, one must show noteworthy achievement in one of the following academic disciplines: biology, chemistry, mathematics, physics, and psychology. To be elected to membership, an undergraduate student must have completed at least 64 semester hours of college work with a grade average of “B” or better; 17 of these hours must be in one of the aforementioned disciplines with a grade average of “B” or better.

    Delta Mu Delta National Honor Society in Business, Management, and Administration The purposes of Delta Mu Delta are to promote higher scholarship in training for business and to recognize and reward scholastic achievement in business subjects.

    Kappa Delta Pi (KDP), International Honor Society in Education
    Kappa Delta Pi (KDP), International Honor Society in Education, was founded in 1911 to foster excellence in education and promote fellowship among those dedicated to teaching. For over a century, the Society has consistently grown, starting with a local chapter to become the international organization it is today, with an initiated membership that exceeds 1.2 million!

    Using a variety of programs, services, and resources, KDP supports and advances educators throughout the phases and levels of their teaching careers. The Society recognizes and celebrates the achievements of its members and chapters who strive to a high degree of professionalism, leadership, and growth in the field of education through its myriad awards programs. Kappa Delta Pi was chartered at Jarvis Christian College in 2016.

    Sigma Tau Delta International English Honor Society
    Sigma Tau Delta was founded at Dakota Wesleyan University in 1924. It is an international English honor society, which was established to promote purposeful dedication in life to the attainment of excellence. Gamma Omicron Chapter, chartered at Jarvis Christian College in 1979, is open to students who have chosen English as a major, minor, or teaching field, and who have completed a minimum of two courses in literature in addition to the usual requirements of freshman English. These students must possess an average of “B” in all English courses and rank in the highest 35 percent of their class in general scholarship, based on their cumulative scholastic record.
  4. Special Interest Organizations
    • Cheerleaders
    • Dance Team
    • International Students Organization
    • Jarvis Student Activity Board (J-SAB)
    • National Pre-Alumni Council