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Get Involved

One of the best ways to get involved in university life is by joining a campus club or organization.

Joining an organization opens many doors to students by offering opportunities for leadership, community service, social activities, career networking, and, of course, friendship and fellowship. Bluefield University Student Activities recognizes many campus clubs and organizations. Whether you’re interested in student government or the great outdoors, there’s something for everyone. If you can’t find a club that matches your interests, email Student Life about how to start one!

Student Organizations

The Bluefield University Student Ministries worship band performing at a weekly service.

Bluefield University Student Ministries (BUSM)

Bluefield University Student Ministries, better known as BUSM, is a multifaceted program led by our campus minister, Mason West. BUSM offers fellowship for students who seek to find and implement God’s purpose for their lives and their world. Students can get involved in Bible studies, mission projects, and other ministry opportunities.

Whether it’s through weekly chapel services or by joining a small group, you’ll find opportunities for spiritual growth through (BUSM) and Elevate, a student-led Sunday night service with worship performed by BU students in Harman Chapel.

Student Activities Leadership Team (SALT)

SALT is a fast-paced, student-centered organization offering new and exciting activities for Ram fans! This is the energetic group that plans and implements free or reduced-cost events for everyone to enjoy. We are dedicated to ensuring these programs are high quality, creative, and diverse. Join SALT to:

  • Get the inside scoop on activities happening on campus
  • Actively participate in campus events such as Homecoming, Winter Solace, and Mud Pig Day
  • Network and make connections with local businesses and other departments on campus
  • Develop your event planning skills (a great resume addition)
    Meet and connect with new people

If you’d like to become a member of the Student Activities Leadership Team, email Student Life for more information.

Three students enjoying a Student Activities Leadership Team Homecoming event.

Student Clubs

Bluefield University students showing their Alpha Delta Sorority pride.

Greek Organizations

Bluefield University recognizes two Greek organizations, Alpha Delta Sorority and Beta Chi Delta Fraternity. We believe the Greek experience can be a valuable component of university life. Membership in these two organizations is open to any undergraduate student regardless of major. These organizations regularly sponsor service activities, intramural teams, social events, and other programs.

Appalachian Outdoor Club

Do you like being in nature? Tucked away in the Appalachian Mountains, we’re right around the corner from great canoeing, kayaking, fishing, snow skiing/boarding, rappelling, white-water rafting, rock climbing, and hiking. Is it any wonder that the Outdoor Club is one of the most popular clubs on campus?

Join the Bluefield University Appalachian Outdoor Club as we explore and enjoy the beautiful mountains that surround us. We go hiking, camping, biking, spelunking, canoeing, and rafting, perform trail maintenance, and more! All members of the university community are welcome to participate.

Winterplace Ski Resort is 38 miles north of Bluefield and provides 90 acres of fast winter fun. The northern flowing New River has access points just 28 miles from campus where you can canoe, kayak, and fish year-round. Both east and west from Bluefield, you can hop on the Appalachian Trail to backpack with our Outdoors Club. Then, right on campus, we have a trail that connects to our City Park trail system, creating nearly 15 miles of hiking and biking. Oh yeah, did we mention that we have a cave on campus?

You may never see a location any more beautiful than Bluefield’s.

Three Bluefield University students from the Appalachian Outdoor Club visiting the East River Mountain Scenic Overlook.
Bluefield University Cave On Campus
Bluefield University Nature Trail On Campus
Bluefield City Park Trail System Enter from Campus
Falls Mills Lake 6 Miles
Pinnacle Rock State Park 9 Miles
Appalachian Trail 15 Miles
New River 28 Miles
Burke’s Garden 29 Miles
Pipestem State Park 31 Miles
Winter Place Ski Resort 38 Miles
Cascades Waterfall 47 Miles
New River Gorge 75 Miles
Virginia Creeper Trail 75 Miles
Grayson Highlands State Park 88 Miles

Concert Band

Directed by Dr. Andrew Necessary, the Concert Band performs for on-campus and community events. It is open to instrumentalists with high school band or equivalent experience. No audition is required.

Professional Organizations

Students are encouraged to join professional organizations and societies that are relevant to their degree program. Contact your advisor to learn more about the benefits of such membership.

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