Student Organizations | Langston University

Student Organizations

Student Organizations

Extracurricular activities are planned and fostered at Langston University because of the significant contribution these activities make to the education of the student. The university maintains an extensive program of extracurricular activities including athletics, theatrical productions, publications, oratory, music, social life, artist series, student organizations and interest groups and intramural sports and recreational activities.

Assemblies are held as necessary, usually on Thursday mornings at 11:00. The programs are informative and entertaining. They are sometimes sponsored by student organizations. Students, faculty and staff members attend the assemblies.

BACCHUS is a student organization focusing on comprehensive health and safety initiatives. It is our mission to actively promote healthy and safe lifestyle decisions concerning alcohol abuse, tobacco use, illegal drug use, unhealthy sexual practices and other high-risk behaviors.
The BACCHUS philosophy is that students can play a uniquely effective role - unmatched by professional educators — in encouraging their peers to consider, talk honestly about and develop responsible habits and attitudes toward high-risk health and safety issues.

Campus Radio Station
KALU 89.3 FM—Station KALU is a Class A FM radio station that serves the students at Langston University and reaches the surrounding communities of Langston, including Guthrie, Coyle, Stillwater, Perkins and Meridian. The station is run by a professional that trains students in the art of radio broadcasting. KALU broadcasts music, national and campus news, student programs, and LU sporting events. KALU is a department within the department of Broadcast Journalism and School of Arts and Sciences. While we are a non-commercial educational radio station, this station is for Broadcast Journalism majors primarily.

Campus Recreation
The Department of Health, Physical Education, and Recreation in cooperation with the Student Affairs Division has a variety of intramural sports activities and recreational activities during the academic year. These programs are designed to provide opportunities for an enjoyable leisure time life at the university.

Honor Citations and Organizations
Superior achievement in various academic disciplines and in extracurricular activities is recognized in honor organizations and by the university. Specific information on honors may be obtained from the Registrar's Office and/or the student's major chairman or school dean.

Intercollegiate Athletics
Various National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) sports are available to both men and women at LU. The university engages in intercollegiate competition in football, basketball, track, and women's softball.

Interest Organizations
Organizations sponsored by departments and specialized interest groups provide students the opportunity to become better acquainted with other students and faculty as well as to explore and to perpetuate interests outside the classroom. Many of the organizations have no membership requirements other than an active interest in the work for which the club exists and regular attendance at all meetings and activities.

International Students Association
We are ambassadors of goodwill in America. While representing cultural diversity at our school, we promote and advocate international sensitivity, awareness, and international education. We are dedicated to improving relations, knowledge, understanding, and attitudes toward our country and toward our culture. We are proud of our heritage. We strive for academic excellence, positive social interaction, moral ethics, and friendship to mankind. May our work, deeds, and aspirations reflect our sincerity, our kindness, and our commitments to a better way of life for ourselves and for our fellowman. Click here to read the International Students Newsletter.

Music organizations and ensembles are open to all students by audition. Music majors as well as non-music majors are encouraged to participate. Groups available are University Choir, Marching Band, Jazz Band, Symphonic Band, plus various instrumental ensembles.

National Pan-Hellenic Council
The National Pan-Hellenic Council (NPHC) is a collaborative organization of nine historically African American, international Greek lettered fraternities and sororities. The nine NPHC organizations are sometimes collectively referred to as the "Divine Nine". The member/partner organizations have not formally adopted nor recommended the use of this term to describe their collaborative grouping.

The council promotes interaction through forums, meetings and other mediums for the exchange of information and engages in cooperative programming and initiatives through various activities and functions.

The primary purpose and focus of member organizations remains camaraderie and academic excellence for its members and service to the communities they serve. Each promotes community awareness and action through educational, economic, and cultural service activities.

Professional Performing Arts on Campus
Each year, LU brings to the campus performances by renowned artists from various fields of entertainment. A typical series of art may include serious music, dance, and theatre.

There are numerous opportunities for the nurturing and maturing of the religious life of the student planned at LU: religious activities, lectures, seminars, student religious organizations, the factual study of religion by way of courses in the curriculum, and religious counsel and worship in the churches and centers in the campus area. The university has an annual Religious Emphasis Week. These services are under the direction of a university committee. The Langston Gazette, the university newspaper, is a weekly publication which provides an opportunity for all students, regardless of major, to participate in professional news gathering, photography, and publishing. The students and the university also publish newsletters and bulletins on a regular basis. A yearbook, the Langston Lion, is published annually.

Soccer Club
The LU Soccer Club is a student-run organization, which provides recreational soccer for students to have fun playing the sport with players that also share their passion for the most popular game in the world.

Social Life
The social life at Langston University is a flexible program designed to meet the current interests and needs of the student body and the university community. Opportunities for social life are offered in many forms including dances, community service projects, films, and forums.

The Society of Distinguished Black Women
This organization promotes unity and sisterhood among co-eds on Langston's campus.

Student Government
Student government associations include Langston University's Student Government Association (SGA), the Residence Halls Association, and the Pan Hellenic Council. All university students are members of student government.

Student Publications
The Langston Gazette, the university newspaper, is a weekly publication which provides an opportunity for all students, regardless of major, to participate in professional news gathering, photography, and publishing. The students and the university also publish newsletters and bulletins on a regular basis. A yearbook, the Langston Lion, is published annually.

Student Senate
The Senate is the legislative branch of the Student Government Association (SGA) which endeavors to promote cooperation between students and faculty, seeks solutions to student problems, and represents the entire student body in matters affecting student interest.