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Organizations
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    Capital has numerous student organizations whose goals and activities coincide with programs in the Student and Community Engagement Office.

     

    For more information on how to get involved with these organizations, please contact David Gonzales at sce@capital.edu. You can also visit the office, located in the Harry C. Moores Campus Center.

    Alpha Phi Omega

    A national co-ed fraternity founded in 1925, Alpha Phi Omega is dedicated to community service and volunteer work. Some of the activities coordinated by Alpha Phi Omega include blood drives, clothing drives, and other ongoing service projects.

    Capateers

    Capateers is a volunteer group concerned with helping the University, the community, and the world around it. Meetings are open to all students, faculty, and staff who are interested in making a difference. Activities have included working with The Lutheran Village, The Children's Hunger Alliance, and the Ready to Read program.

    Circle K

    Circle K International Club strives to serve the community, strengthen leadership through professional and personal development, and create fellowship among all levels of the K family. Circle K is active in the Great Columbus Duck Race, the Columbus Marathon, St. Stephen's Community Center, and World Week.

    PRIDE

    PRIDE (Peer Respect in a Diverse Environment), Capital University's GLBTQA (Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender, Questioning and Allies) organization, provides an environment of support, an attitude of acceptance, an establishment of equality, a vision of diversity and strives to promote advocacy throughout the Capital campus and the surrounding communities.

    Up Til Dawn

    The Up Til Dawn Executive Board coordinates campus-wide philanthropy each year to benefit pediatric cancer research at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. Student-run and student-led, Up Til Dawn raises money through fundraisers and programs such as Lord of the Wings, All-Team Meeting, Jingle Bell Week, and the Finale Event in January.

    Amnesty International

    AI is a worldwide voluntary movement of people who campaign for human rights. Their vision is of a world in which every person enjoys all the human rights enshrined in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. They take action to protect individuals from grave human rights abuses through thought education, outreach, and letter - writing campaigns. 

    Student Social Work Association

    SSWA helps to prepare members to bridge the gap from academics to the application of social work, to increase knowledge and awareness by attending and promoting seminars and workshops, and to provide an organization to students for involvement in social work activities. SSWA sponsors humanization activities within the community and advocates on behalf of meaningful causes.

    National Organization for Women (NOW)

    NOW strives to take action to bring women into full participation into the mainstream of American Society and to raise awareness on all issues concerning gender, race, and sexual orientation. NOW has sponsored political leaders and workshops on Capital's campus to promote education on these issues. 

    Democracy Matters

    Democracy Matters informs and engages college students and communities in efforts to strengthen democracy. With campus-based chapters throughout the country, they focus on the issue of private money in politics and other pro-democracy reforms. Democracy Matters in this way encourages the emergence of a new generation of reform-minded leaders.

    Mother Nature's Wrath

    Mother Nature's Wrath is an organization of concerned students that works toward making Capital University an environmentally friendly and progressive campus through environmental advocacy, education, and fun!

    Student Health Advocacy Coalition (SHAC)

    SHAC at Capital is an organization dedicated to educating students and raising awareness about important health-related issues that affect college students. The group also serves as the official liaison between the Campus Health Center and the student body, establishing a line of communication with the administration to voice student concerns.

    Alternative Spring Break Trips

    Each spring Capital sends a few dozen students throughout the country during spring break to participate in service projects and learn more about the world around them. The group has recently traveled to locations such as New York City, where they worked with the Food and Clothing Banks; and San Luis Valley, Colorado, where students worked in a domestic violence agency and an old mining town theater, as well as with the Department of Natural Resources, Boys and Girls Club. The trip is a great venue for engaging in leadership-development skills.