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Ever played Quidditch or wanted to be a radio DJ? Maybe you’re more interested in learning how to invest in the stock market or mastering karate. Whatever your interest, there is an organization at Transylvania that is just right for you.

Student Government Association

The Student Government Association (SGA) is the official governing body of Transylvania students. SGA serves as a voice for student interests, provides opportunities for students to develop leadership skills and helps students gain experience for future careers. SGA serves as a liaison between the student body, the faculty and administration. The academic affairs committee, which promotes student interests among the faculty, sponsors an annual SGA research and scholarship symposium and plans lectures and panel discussions throughout the year. The student life committee advises the dean of students on all matters concerning student policies, as outlined in the student handbook. Other committees are involved in several areas of campus.

To learn more about the Student Government Association, visit the SGA website.

Student Activities Board

Student Activities Board is a representative governing body of students who together are responsible for helping to shape a positive campus culture that celebrates in the legacy of the University while supporting innovative, student-led programming. Funding is available to student organizations wishing to host on-campus activities that help to celebrate and deepen student engagement, learning and school pride. In addition to supporting organizations, SAB hosts signature campus events like Welcome Week, Stress Fest, Raf Week, Crimson Affair and Spring Fling.

Greek Life

Greek organizations have been an integral part of the Transylvania community since 1888. During that time, the Greek community has endeavored to improve the lives of its members and the community through academic excellence, leadership development, a focus on service and philanthropy and a commitment to living their values.

Today, approximately 53 percent of the student body is a member of a fraternity or sorority. Though there are eight different national chapters on our campus, all share common principles and enhance the educational experience by emphasizing intellectual and social development. 


  • Delta Sigma Phi
  • Kappa Alpha Order
  • Phi Kappa Tau
  • Pi Kappa Alpha


  • Alpha Omicron Pi
  • Chi Omega
  • Delta Delta Delta
  • Phi Mu

For more information about Greek Life at Transylvania or to register for recruitment, contact the Campus and Community Engagement staff.

Pioneer Leadership Program

Pioneer Leadership Program is a co-curricular experience that helps students explore leadership theories and develop a skill set and encourages meaningful engagement in campus and community life. This program is designed to promote civic responsibility through the social change model. Together with their peers, students will be introduced to campus resources, learn and reflect upon diverse leadership styles and put skills to practice for the betterment of the collective.

Campus and Community Engagement

  • Circle K
  • Crimson Crazies
  • Crimson Crew 
  • Interfraternity Council (IFC)
  • Panhellenic Council
  • Pre-Health Club
  • Student Alumni Association (SAA)
  • Student Athletic Advisory Committee (SAAC)
  • Student Judicial Board
  • Transy Bikes
  • Transylvania College Democrats
  • Transylvania College Republicans
  • Transylvania Environmental Action League (TEAL)

Cultural Diversity

  • Bellas Culturas
  • Black Student Alliance (BSA)
  • Diversity Action Council (DAC)
  • French Club (Le Cercle Français)
  • Japanese Culture Club
  • Spanish Club
  • Transylvania University Asian Student Alliance (TUASA)
  • Transylvania University International Club
  • T-Unity

Religious Fellowship

  • CRU
  • Gathering of Interfaith Transylvania Students (GIFTS)
  • Transylvania Catholic Organization (TCO)

Creative Expression

  • Chamber Orchestra 
  • Concert Band
  • Grace Notes
  • Jazz Ensemble
  • Percussion Ensemble
  • Pioneer Voices
  • SpeakOut Spoken Word
  • Transylvania Choir
  • Transylvania Singers Women's Chorus
  • Pioneer Voices Men's Chorus
  • Transylvania Student Art League
  • Transylvania Theatre Guild
  • Transylvanian Literary Magazine

Media and Communications

  • Radio TLX (campus radio station)
  • Rambler (student newspaper)
  • Speech and Debate Team
  • Transylvania Film Junkies
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