Student Organizations

Student Organizations

Outside of class, you can be involved in a wide range of social and recreational activities and organizations. For more information on these student clubs and organizations, contact the Student Success Office at 563.242.4023, ext. 27150. 

See a list of organizations and students who were recognized during the Spring 2015 Awards and Recognition Ceremony, held on April 23.

The following organizations are currently active on the Clinton campus:

Ashford University Activities Board (AUAB)
This organization strives to provide and promote social, cultural, and educational programming and events for the student body.

Ashford Junior-Senior Honor Society
This organization strives to provide and promote social, cultural, and educational programming and events for the student body.

Ashford Justice Society
Students promote an interest in the vast field of criminal justice and represent the students' interest in many careers within the criminal justice system. More info coming soon!

Ashford Student Iowa State Education Association (ASISEA) 
Future teachers join this organization and are offered support by the state and national Student Educators Association. They can access lesson plans, receive a monthly magazine and receive insurance and legal support for when they are in the classroom.

AU Dance
This is a dance mentor program that is open to all Ashford students.

AU Inspirational Choir 
Performance choir that focuses on gospel and inspirational music; open to all majors.

AU Life
Students who represent student needs and wants in regard to the Christian faith join this organization. The club encourages students and provides assistance to its members for accomplishing the visions of their lives.

Campus Pals
Students become mentors for at-risk middle school students, helping with homework and spending time with the kids.

Concert Choir
Concert Choir is an auditioned vocal ensemble open to students from all majors. The group performs a wide variety of works and its performing schedule has included concerts, both on and off the Clinton campus.

Fine Arts Club (FAC)
A group dedicated to promoting all aspects of fine arts, including graphic design, visual art, dance, music, and theater.

Golden Key International Honour Society
This honour society recognizes academic excellence and encourages scholastic achievement among college students across all academic disciplines. Golden Key is the world's premier collegiate honor society connecting members locally, regionally, and globally with lifetime opportunity, reward, and success.

Hall Council & Hall Cabinets
These organizations are the governing and programming groups for students living in residence halls. These groups exist to improve the residence hall communities and address concerns of residence hall students.

International Student Organization (ISO)
The ISO was established to bring students from different cultural backgrounds together to promote diversity, providing fellowship among students and faculty.

Organized recreational sports such as dodge ball, kickball, volleyball, powder puff football, etc. played within a league or tournament format for the sake of having fun and building community.

Latin American Student Organization (LASO)
A group that promotes activism and advocacy, this organization raises awareness about Latin American issues and organizes events that provide information about the cultural richness of Latin America.

Men of Honor
The group’s overall goal is to empower all men on campus. The objective of this organization is to continually develop character among its members by allowing them to take on leadership roles. More info coming soon!

Mu Sigma Eta
An honor society dedicated to promote interest in math and sciences.

Nerf Club
Nerf Club is a unique organization which aspires to promote student involvement, integrity, service, and entertainment through Nerf and other diverse but related activities. More info coming soon!

Phi Beta Lambda (PBL)
A national organization for students interested in a business career, its members tour businesses, invite business people to chapter meetings, compete in state, regional and national business contests, and become involved in other business-related activities.

Photography Club
A club dedicated to promoting educational information about photography to the student body.

Ping Pong Association (PPA)
This group of students wants to advance ping-pong playing at Ashford University.

Psychology Club
This club serves students who are interested in the field of psychology by providing information about community service, volunteer services, related employment, and graduate school.

Scholars Institute
The Scholars Institute is Ashford University's honors program, through which members have the opportunity to participate in seminar-style, interdisciplinary courses, as well as research projects and internships.

Students who Support, Embrace, Educate, and form a Network for the LGBTQA (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, allies) community.

Sigma Tau Delta
An honor society dedicated to promoting interest in literature and education. Info coming soon!

Student Ambassadors
The Student Ambassadors are an integral part of the Admissions staff and a vital link between the prospective student and the University. Members promote the University by conducting tours, hosting overnight visitors and helping Admissions staff with special events on the Clinton campus.

Student-Athlete Ambassador Board (SAAB)
A board that is dedicated to serving as a voice for all student-athletes. This group offers an opportunity for the student-athlete population to more effectively communicate with the Ashford University Athletic Department administration as well as encourage and organize the involvement of AU student-athletes in Clinton-campus and community projects. More info coming soon!

Student Government Association (SGA)
Serving as the representative body of the students, these elected leaders direct student elections, social and cultural activities, and special events. 

The Clarion
The Clarion is the University's student newspaper. Students participate in all aspects of newspaper production including reporting, writing, editing, layout, photography and management. Any student can apply for a position on the newspaper staff.

The Environmental Association (TEA)

Ashford University's Environmental Club Association is a group of students dedicated to conservation of the environment. Its members work with other organizations in the Clinton community to provide people with opportunities to improve environmental quality.

Wellness Connections
This organization promotes various aspects of wellness, such as physical, emotional, social, spiritual, intellectual, mental, environmental, and financial health.

Wind Ensemble
This select instrumental ensemble is open to students from all majors.

Women of Color
Students who are interested in creating, developing, and strengthening relationships among women on the Clinton campus join this club. The group is also dedicated to providing support, unity, and education for women.