Alpha Sigma Alpha
Alpha Sigma Alpha is a national sorority open to all female students who meet the organization”™s requirements. The chapter”™s purpose promotes sisterhood regardless of race, creed, or religious affiliation. Alpha Sigma Alpha focuses on community service, works closely with the Special Olympics, and encourages all aspects of campus life.
B.A.S.I.C. (Brothers & Sisters in Christ)
B.A.S.I.C. (Brothers & Sisters in Christ) “” This popular week-long service program takes place during the winter or spring break. It involves students in unique service projects in urban and rural settings within the Vincentian tradition. Students learn firsthand about the poor and the value of serving those in need.
Bienvenidos focuses on introducing students to cultural richness and variety of Spanish-speaking countries. Comprising many different ethnic groups, the club engages in activities related to these nations. Membership is open to all students interested in Hispanic cultures.
Black Student Union
The Niagara University Black Student Union (BSU) to ensure the educational, communal, professional, and social advancements of black and minority students on campus and in our surrounding community.
The Niagara University Bowling Club is a friendly and social environment in which students can form a community and help each other learn and obtain the necessary skills to become a bowler.
Chapel Choir “” consists of men and women in the university community who enjoy singing at Sunday liturgies.
The NU cheerleaders practice at Niagara University as well as Gleason’s Gymnastics in North Tonawanda. Niagara University’s Cheerleading program typically consists of 20 female students working to make the team skilled and competitive. The team participates in men’s and women’s home basketball games, the MAAC tournament, collegiate competitions, and other school events, as well as outside promotional exhibitions, children’s clinics and camps, and fundraisers. The cheerleaders also represent N.U. at a variety of community and charitable events.
A student group that is involved in the community, providing compassion and goodwill to all others in need through service and leadership.
College Democrats unites students of all majors with a shared interest in the Democratic Party to work for local, state and national Democratic campaigns. Participation also provides students with opportunities to become involved in college democrat organizations in New York state and at the national level.
College Republicans unites students of all majors with a shared interest in the Republican Party to work for local, state and national Republican campaigns. Participation also provides students with opportunities to become involved in college republican organizations in New York State and at the national level.
Commuter Advocacy Board
The intent of the Commuter Advocacy Board (CAB) is to advocate for the interests, concerns and welfare of commuters in the Niagara University community. Through the establishment of this organization, we hope to provide a forum for commuters to meet and create connections with other students, as well as encourage them to be more active in the NU community both on campus and off campus.
This club is to educate both men and women on the current status and misrepresentation of women in America. By shedding light on important issues and engaging in activism, we hope to empower women and create change within the community and on campus.
Knot For Me Needlework Club
Knot For Me is the needle-working club for Niagara University. Together they work on projects to give back to the local community.
Liturgical Ministers “” Students are encouraged to volunteer to be readers, altar servers and Eucharistic ministers for Sunday Mass.
Ministry Advisory Board
Ministry Advisory Board “” Students contribute their ideas, time and talents to help create a warm, welcoming climate at Sunday Mass in Alumni Chapel. Student leadership for liturgy planning greatly enhances our Christian community.
Music Ministry “” Students who enjoy singing or playing a musical instrument are invited to share these talents during liturgies in Alumni Chapel. Students need not be Catholic to participate in music ministry at Sunday Masses.
Muslim Student Alliance
The Muslim Students Alliance will work to provide Niagara students with the opportunity to come together in a supportive Muslim environment that seeks to educate the student body about Islam and Islamic Cultures in an effort to bridge gaps and build diversity. All students and community members are welcome to any and all MSA activities and events. Above all we do recognize that students are at varied levels in their own faith or are of a different faith or background and we are welcoming to all, regardless of the extent of one’s religious knowledge, or determination. Our goal is to create and participate in interfaith and cultural events that promote understanding and tolerance of the diverse religious traditions on campus. We aim to focus primarily on Islamic Cultures around the world and tear down common misconceptions and stereotypes.
N ZONE is the official Niagara University student spirit club. Dedicated to promoting school spirit and cheering on the Purple Eagles, undergraduate NU students are invited to join the sea of purple! N ZONE goals include: increase student spirit on campus at athletic events; create a fun environment for members and, in turn, solidify a home court/ice advantage; provide a great social opportunity to meet new people; serve as student ambassadors of Niagara athletics with enthusiasm, integrity and sportsmanship.
National Panhellenic Council
National Panhellenic Council is composed of the female fraternities on campus. As a unifying organization, members work to better both campus and community relationships. Philanthropic activities focus on working with women and children. Participation requires membership in one of the national Greek sororities.
Niagara Acapella Club – Soar Throats
The Niagara Acapella Club SOAR THROATS shall provide the means for students interested in Acapella to express an artistic voice, participate in activities which will enhance their understanding and appreciation of the Acapella vocal style, and allow an opportunity to exhibit, discuss and critique Acapella work.
NU Against Cancer
American Cancer Society Colleges Against Cancer is a nationwide collaboration of college students, faculty, and staff dedicated to eliminating cancer by initiating and supporting programs of the American Cancer Society in college communities. Colleges Against Cancer is designed by and administered by college students from across the country. The program is intended to allow students and staff to strategically work through many different channels to eliminate cancer, including advocacy, cancer education programs, Relay For Life, and survivorship. Niagara University will work aside local offices and national leadership to support the efforts of the American Cancer Society in these directions.
The purpose of NU Anime is to view, discuss, and explore anime (Japanese cartoons) as a media, both in Japan and in America, where it’s perceived differently. We’ll also be talking about the culture of anime, as the subculture in America is particularly unique. As cultural differences are often exemplified through media, we’ll be taking a look at how media in Japan differs from media in America.
NU CARES- Niagara University Club for Animal Rights, Education, and Sustainability – The purpose of this club will be to spread awareness on the sentient nature of all animals, to promote an environmental consciousness, and to encourage an overall healthier lifestyle. The club will discuss what actions we, as students, and human beings can do to help animals, the environment, and ourselves. Lifestyle, peaceful activism, and conversations will be the basis of the club. The club will also participate in hosting speakers, watching educational films, tabling, and cruelty-free/ plant-based snacks, all done in a sustainable manner.
NU Dance Crew
NU Dance Crew is a recreational club that is welcoming to everyone, with or without dance experience, to learn different styles of dance. Participants will learn various routines along with the basic dance skills. In return, participants will become less stressed and gain more self- confidence. Overall, it will be a positive experience for anyone affiliated with this club.
NU Danceline is a group of students who enjoy synchronized dancing and like to put that skill to the test in front of the fans at our intercollegiate basketball games. The choreographed Danceline holds open tryouts each year for interested students.
NU Esports Club
Niagara University Esports serves as an opportunity for students to engage in electronic sports, also known as esports on a national level and in competition with other major universities from around the country. This will provide students with the opportunity to grow, and improve their skills in various video games. This is also assisting students by allowing them to network with people who have similar interests as them. Niagara University will also serve as a vessel for students to venture into the rapidly growing field of esports. This will allow students to learn valuable life, technical, team, and communication skills.
NU Fight for Life Club
The mission of the NU Fight for Life club is to promote an actively pro-life student body and to support the pro-life effort both on campus and in the community.
NU Goes Green
NU Goes Green is an environmental stewardship club that strives strives towards creating a more environmentally-friendly campus. Through education and action, members are dedicated to the promotion of environmental awareness on the campus, the community, and the world.
NU Lions Club
The NU Lions Club is a campus affiliate of Lions Club International, the world’s largest service organization. Its mission is to empower volunteers to serve their communities, meet humanitarian needs, encourage peace, and promote international understanding. Formed in November 2015 and sponsored by the Lewiston Community Lions, the NU Lions Club received its official campus club charter in December 2016. The NU Lions Club gives students an opportunity to experience the satisfaction of helping others while learning about the needs of the local community through service projects related to sight, health, youth, elderly, the environment, and disaster relief. All NU students are welcome to join. Interested in joining? Contact their advisor Julie Czyrny.
NU Pride Alliance
A student group established to address the needs and concerns of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender students of the university in ways appropriate to our Catholic and Vincentian mission. NU Sage provides a safe and welcoming place for all LGBTQ+ individuals and allies. The group meets weekly and sponsors educational and social programs. The group is led by three student leaders, who are elected annually by members of NU Sage, and is assisted by staff and faculty advisors.
In addition to the board, NSO involves upper-class orientation assistants (OAs) to aid new students in transitioning to Niagara University. These are student volunteers who assist with the implementation of Fall Orientation and help get our new students off to a great start on Monteagle Ridge.
Outdoors Club allows Niagara students to experience the joys of outdoor activities with others, such as hiking, camping, backpacking, canoeing, rafting, rowing, biking, climbing, fishing, ice fishing, tubing, snowshoeing, and any other activity determined by the club to further its purpose.
Phi Sigma Sigma
Phi Sigma Sigma is a national sorority open to all female students who meet the organization”™s requirements. The chapter”™s purpose is to promote friendship and cooperation among collegiate women of all races, creeds and religions. The sorority also works to raise the standard of academic ideals and to provide and promote various philanthropic endeavors, such as the National Kidney Foundation.
Purple Eagle Battalion Color Guard
Purple Eagle Battalion Color Guard’s purpose is to foster esprit de corps, a sense of civic duty and service, and a practical understanding of the basics of military drill and ceremonies. Participating students are cadets in the university’s Army ROTC program. They present our university and national colors at sporting events, awards ceremonies, memorial ceremonies, and parades throughout Western New York.
Purple Eagles Pep Band
The Purple Eagles Pep Band adds musical spirit and excitement to Niagara home basketball games. The group is always looking for new members to play woodwind, brass and percussion instruments to add to the enthusiastic atmosphere at Purple Eagle home games for the students and the community.
Retreat Leaders “” Peers ministering to peers is a key element of campus retreat programs. By volunteering to be a retreat leader, students develop great leadership skills that transfer into careers, as well as add to one’s faith.
The purpose of the Running club is to assist students in building life skills such as leadership and teamwork through the sport of running. This team shall promote good sportsmanship and respect for Niagara University.
Ski and Boarder Club
Main purpose is for the opportunity of recreation and pleasure of students by offering them the chance to get away and enjoy a great winter sport.
The purpose of SOAR 40:31 is to build movements of people who are transformed by Jesus Christ. The student-led movements seek to introduce students to Christ, help them to grow in faith, encourage them to passionately live life in a manner consistent with belief in the God of the Bible, and inspire commitment to advancing the purposes of God in the world.
An organization established to raise awareness about current social issues affecting campus and society. The forum looks to promote discussion oriented gatherings and encourage philanthropic endeavors.
St. Vincent de Paul Society
St. Vincent de Paul Society “” This is an international organization founded in 1833 by Blessed Frederic Ozanam. With St. Vincent de Paul as the patron, the society seeks in a spirit of justice and charity to serve those who are suffering through direct service.
Student Veteran’s Organization
The student Veterans organization assists and supports Military Veterans who are attending Niagara University . As the student veteran is processed, he/she will be afforded a student veteran mentor who will guide him/her through the transition from military life into the academic and social life of Niagara University
Tau Kappa Epsilon
Tau Kappa Epsilon is the world”™s largest collegiate social fraternity. Currently in colony status at NU, these gentlemen value scholarship, character, leadership, teamwork, service, and brotherhood. The group”™s mission is to aid in the mental, moral and social development of its brothers.
To Write Love On Her Arms (TWLOHA)
TWLOHA- Niagara University is affiliated with TWLOHA, Inc., a non-profit movement dedicated to presenting hope and finding help for people struggling with depression, addiction, self-injury, and suicide. TWLOHA, Inc. exists to encourage, inform, inspire, and also invest directly into treatment and recovery.
The members of the Niagara University Players create a broad artistic outreach as a means of giving back to the local community, observing the traditions and values in the examples set forth by the Niagara University Department of Theatre and Fine Arts.
In cooperation with the Department of Theatre and Fine Arts, the Niagara University Players aim to provide students with vital, hands-on and in depth experiences which supplement their education, further preparing them for positions of responsibility in the theatre professions and in the broader society.
Women’s Health and Fitness Club
The Women’s Health and Fitness club aims to bring support and assistance to the young women attending Niagara University in their goals regarding health, fitness, and overall wellness. This club combines a form of discussion of current fitness, health, and overall wellness related topics as well as actively providing opportunities to workout, be active, and physically challenge the body. We work to create good lifelong habits to ensure a healthy lifestyle that can be implemented now and can be sustained in the future. With consistent participation in the Women’s Health and Fitness Club, group member’s wellness aspirations will be aided on a personal level while providing them with learning experiences that will help them to develop into health conscious individuals and give them a strong foundation for the future.