College life is about more than simply taking classes: what you do outside the classroom
can lead to bonds and friendships that last a lifetime. In many cases, extracurricular
activities can also benefit you in your major, and provide skills that will prove
useful after you leave Fairmont State and begin a career.
Extracurricular activities are not only fun, but they are also a great way to unwind
We want to create a rich and vibrant community on the Fairmont State University campus
where everyone can not only pursue their passions but also find other like-minded
people as well. Our student-led organizations provide ways for you to get involved,
take charge, and focus on the hobbies or causes that are most inspiring to you.
Explore our current organizations below. Don't see anything that fits your interests?
Then start your own organization! Contact StudentActivities@fairmontstate.edu for details on how.
To share international cultures through various cultural activities and to promote
global awareness of our campus community.To promote intercultural communications and
relationships on the local, state, national and international levels through all available
Alpha Eta Rho is an intercollegiate non-profit organization that serves as a contact
between the aviation industry and educational institutions to foster, promote, and
mentor student leaders through education, charity, scholarship and service, towards
successful professional careers in the aviation field and all of its branches.
To promote analytical thinking, rigorous scholarship, and lifelong learning; to keep
abreast of the advances in scientific research; to elevate the ethical standards of
the criminal justice professions and to sustain in the public mind the benefit and
necessity of education and professional training.
To encourage scholarly attainment in this field of learning by reserving its regular
membership for those who achieve superior academic records and who indicate special
aptitude for and major interest in the life sciences.
Kappa Kappa Psi (National Band Honorary Co-ed Fraternity)
The purpose of Kappa Kappa Psi is to promote the existence and welfare of the college
and university bands, to honor outstanding band members, to stimulate campus leadership,
to foster a close relationship between college bands, and to provide a pleasant and
helpful social experience for all engaged in college band work.
American Institute of Architecture Students (AIAS) members promote a community in
architecture beyond the classroom. Membership in the student organization allows for
natural mentorship between grade levels and establishes an association that serves
the university and the city of Fairmont. As an AIAS member, you have access to networking
with architects of the West Virginia Region and are recognized as leaders. The AIAS
has been active in the blessing box effort and hammock hangout stations along the
Falcon trail in design and construction roles. The student organization provides ample
opportunities to visit architectural firms, and fabrication sites, and interact with
other schools of architecture through Crit Live, Grassroots, and by attending lectures
at nearby architectural schools. Joining the AIAS provides the opportunity for a student
to take their degree one step further by engaging with the design world on a university
and regional scale.
Students, alumni, and faculty come together and learn more about the fields of psychology, sociology, community health promotion, and geography. Throughout the year, we have various speakers and learn about a variety of topics.
The objectives of the organization shall be: Promote awareness of opportunities as
a Professional Surveyor, Advocate the importance of being a contributing member of
society, Provide a positive environment for learning, Give each member a chance to
excel, Enhance the quality and reliability of our students entering the work force,
Provide activities to facilitate social interactions between members, Grant members
the opportunity to advance in professional development.
National Security and Intelligence Student Association (NSISA)
The National Security & Intelligence Student Association’s purpose is to foster a
community among all Fairmont State Students majoring or minoring in National Security
& Intelligence by providing mentorship and networking opportunities within the organization.
The Alpha Chapter of Alpha Psi Omega is to stimulate interest in theatre activities
at Fairmont State University and to secure for the university all the advantages and
mutual helpfulness provided by a large national honor society. By electing students
to membership, the society provides a reward for their participation in theatre activities
of the university.
ASME provides prospective mechanical engineers with skills, an opportunity to attend
special events to network with professional engineers, and access hundreds of valuable
resources to jumpstart your career.
Fairmont State University Police Academy Explorer Club
The purpose of our Fairmont State University Police Academy Explorer Club (FSUPAEC)
is to educate and inform students about the expectations of attending the Fairmont
State University Police Academy and the inner workings of the criminal justice system.
We aim to provide students with valuable insights, resources, and support to help
them make informed decisions about pursuing a career in law enforcement or related
fields. By fostering a comprehensive understanding of these topics, we strive to promote
a more knowledgeable and responsible approach to criminal justice within our university
community. Goals: 1. Education and Awareness: Our primary goal is to educate students
about the expectations and requirements of attending the Fairmont State University
Police Academy. We will provide information on the application process, physical fitness
standards, academic prerequisites, and other necessary qualifications. Additionally,
we will explore the different career paths within the criminal justice system, highlighting
the roles and responsibilities of various professionals. 2. Guest Speaker Series:
We aim to organize regular guest speaker events featuring law enforcement and criminal
justice professionals. These experts will share their experiences, insights, and expertise,
providing students with firsthand knowledge about the realities of working in these
fields. This will help students gain a deeper understanding of the challenges, rewards,
and ethical considerations associated with a career in law enforcement. 3. Workshops
and Training Sessions: We will conduct workshops and training sessions to equip students
with the skills and knowledge needed to excel in the application process and throughout
their journey in the criminal justice system. These sessions may cover interview techniques,
physical fitness training, resume building, legal and ethical issues, and other relevant
topics to enhance students' readiness and preparation. 4. Mentorship and Networking:
We will establish a mentorship program connecting interested students with experienced
professionals in the criminal justice field. Mentors will provide guidance, support,
and career advice, helping students navigate their paths toward attending the Fairmont
State University Police Academy and pursuing careers in law enforcement. We will also
facilitate networking opportunities for students to build connections with professionals
and peers within the criminal justice community. 5. Community Engagement and Service:
Recognizing the importance of fostering positive relationships between law enforcement
and the community, we will organize community engagement initiatives. These activities
may include volunteering at local law enforcement events, organizing awareness campaigns
on legal rights and responsibilities, or collaborating with community organizations
to promote justice and equality. 6. Resource Hub: We will create a comprehensive resource
hub where students can access relevant information, study materials, scholarship opportunities,
and career guidance related to attending the Fairmont State University Police Academy
and the criminal justice system. This hub will be a centralized platform to support
student’s educational journey and decision-making process. By fulfilling these goals,
our campus club aims to empower students with the knowledge, skills, and resources
necessary to make informed choices about the Fairmont State University Police Academy,
their future in law enforcement, and the criminal justice system, ultimately contributing
to a more educated and responsible society.
Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) Collegiate
FBLA is an organization dedicated to helping, educating, empowering, and promoting
young leaders for the future spanning across multiple career fields. Future Business
Leaders of America Collegiate is committed to providing students, across all majors,
opportunities to develop and succeed in their desired fields by providing them with
skill activities, speakers, and events; additionally supporting members in finding
mentorships and internships.
Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) Falcon Racing
SAE Falcon Racing is committed to expanding the knowledge and skills of the Fairmont
State students through collaborative, hands-on experience and learning in order to
help them excel in the field of Engineering.
The Explorers’ Club is about fun and adventure outdoors. The club will create and
offer organized, well managed events. Our emphasis is on diversity in all its forms
- events, experience levels, and backgrounds. Our members bring positive attitudes,
responsibility, friendship, and a commitment to share their love of the outdoors.
Falcons for Disability Advocacy aims to increase awareness of all types of disabilities
including neurodivergence while building self-advocacy skills, advocating with others,
and providing social support to one another.
The goal of this organization is to 1. Provide opportunities for people to game with
others and broaden their horizons for gaming and appreciation for games 2. Provide
opportunities to meet and game with others, along with providing the resources necessary
Members of Fairmont Students for Life work to save lives threatened by induced abortion,
euthanasia, and the destruction of human embryos for research. In furtherance of these
goals, members seek to promote respect for life at Fairmont and on a local, state,
and national level, to educate on life issues, to help those in need so that life
is a promising choice, and to work with others who share common goals.
The National Society of Leadership and Success (NSLS)
The National Society of Leadership and Success is the nation's largest leadership
honor society. Fairmont State University's chapter was founded in December 2021 and
has 230+ members as of August 2022. The NSLS is founded upon the core beliefs that
one can achieve one's dreams with the proper support and dedicated action. The NSLS
provides a step-by-step accredited program for members to build their leadership skills.
Members recieve their leadership certificate upon completion of the program during
their induction ceremony. Once a member of the NSLS, you will join top student leaders
across campus and are a member for life!
The Fairmont State Student Veterans Organization serves Fairmont State University
student veterans with the intent to help veterans transition to the higher education
lifestyle. The organization also serves as a support group to bring about community,
and to change the public's view of veterans by holding themselves to a higher standard
and helping in the local community.
The purpose of the Catholic Student Union is to act as a student ministry of the Catholic
faith, serving the students of Fairmont State University by providing them with a
welcoming social space, fun activities, opportunities for community service, occasions
for learning about the Catholic faith and exploring the spiritual life and sacraments
of the Catholic Church.
The mission of Chi Alpha is to reconcile students to Jesus Christ, thereby transforming
the university, the marketplace, and the world. The core values are Community, Creativity,
Diversity, Excellence, Integrity, and Servant-Leadership.
Fairmont State University Baptist Campus Ministries (BCM)
BCM's goal is to meet students where they are, disciple them, and equip them to share
the gospel of Jesus Christ with their peers and their community. They accomplish this
goal each week on Fairmont State's campus through outreach, worship, Bible study,
small groups, and community building.
To create a Young Life College Community that offers students an opportunity to REACH
fellow students with the good news of God’s love for them, BUILD them up in their
faith, and LAUNCH them out as Kingdom-minded leaders.
The purpose of this organization is to raise awareness for student-athlete mental
health and address the stigma within sports culture. We empower athletes around the
world to face the hidden opponent together by providing seminars and activities to
extend the message.
The purpose of Sigma Omega Beta is to serve three core values: Honor, Respect, and Brotherhood.
Delta Zeta (Social Sorority)
National sorority founded in 1902 belonging to the Fairmont State Greek Life Community
which provides service, leadership, and social opportunities. Delta Zeta does lots
of charity work in the community as well as with our national partners.
Zeta Phi Beta (Divine Nine Social Sorority)
Zeta Phi Beta founded in 1920 is a historically black sorority. Zeta Phi Beta aims
to raise the consciousness of their people, encourage the highest standards of scholastic
achievement, and foster a greater sense of unity among its members.
Delta Xi Omicron Professional Sorority is an organization that provides the opportunity
for leadership and service. We serve on campus and in the community as well as encourage
participation in group activities. We strive to promote good fellowship and high scholarship,
as well as improve social and personal standards. Delta Xi Omicron Professional Sorority
is a place to gain a unique spirit of friendship.