Academic clubs plan and support subject-related disciplines and professions through academic and social events.
American Marketing Association
Piedmont AMA is the Collegiate Chapter of the American Marketing Association at Piedmont University. The mission of AMA is to promote the professional development of members through hands-on experiences and real-world application of marketing principles. The focus is on entrepreneurship across the university's academic disciplines. AMA encourages participation and membership from students enrolled in each school within the university. AMA is “the jobs club.” Every member gains experience and skills that complement their academic program. Participation in club projects, events, and networking provides invaluable contacts and experiences valued by employers. ADVISOR: Stephen Carlson
The Piedmont Art Club Change Art Club to be: Art Club is an organization that is open to everyone, art majors and non-art majors. Art club is about bringing art to the community and having fun doing so. We do all sorts of fun and art-related activities like visiting art museums and galleries, Putt Putt, Cornhole, art jams, and a few more. Art Club meets regularly throughout the semester to discuss new info and events. ADVISOR: Jackie Ellet
Athletic Training Club
The Piedmont Athletic Training Club provides students pursuing a career in Athletic Training opportunities to enhance their knowledge of the profession and develop their abilities by participating in professional development, community service, and social activities. Members will expand their professional background as a student Athletic Trainer in a way that benefits the Piedmont University Athletic Training Program and the city of Demorest and its surrounding regions, promotes the advancement of Athletic Training, and disseminates information regarding the profession as well as the educational program at Piedmont University. In addition, the club will recruit future student athletic trainers through community involvement, get involved with other Piedmont clubs and organizations, represent the Piedmont University Athletic Training Education Program at district, state, and national conventions, keep alumni informed and connected with the club, the program, and the college, and when practicable and permissible, provide healthcare services to the university and community by volunteering at various events (Special Olympics, 5K runs, sporting events and camps, etc.). ADVISOR: Dr. Erika McKinney
The Chemistry Club is a group of students who enjoy the intricacies of chemistry. Our members are comprised of students from various majors. The vision of the Chemistry Club is to provide a new outlook on the realm of chemistry to the students of Piedmont. We accomplish this by hosting events, attending national and regional conferences, and participating in university-wide activities. One of the events that we host yearly is the South Eastern Regional Science Bowl. Each year we celebrate mole day by hosting week-long events in October. Chemistry Week includes events like Mad Scientist Monday, Mole-A-Grams sales, Chemistry on the Quad, and the Human Periodic Table. ADVISOR: Elaine Bailey
Piedmont Debate has been in existence since 2003. In 2008, the team changed to the Parliamentary debate format and is now making a name for itself in the National Parliamentary Debate Association and the Georgia Parliamentary Debate Association. Piedmont now hosts its own debate tournament, the Mayflower Classic, every two years. Click here for a brief history of the Piedmont University debate team. ADVISOR: Janice Moss
Future Graduate Medical Professionals Club
The Future Graduate Medical Professionals Club provides a way for students to connect with each other and faculty advisor(s) to access important information, activities, and events related to their applications to respective medically related professional programs. This organization specifically targets students planning on applying to medical, dental, veterinary, optometry, physical therapy, pharmacy, physician assistant, chiropractic, and occupational therapy graduate / doctoral-level programs.
Future Health Professionals Club
The Future Health Professionals Club is a group of students who share an interest in healthcare professions, have a desire to learn about various medical professions, and have a desire to help the community. In the past, we have hosted blood drives, and health fairs, and educated community members on how to properly wash their hands on Global Handwashing Day. We have even taken some tours of local places such as the National EMS facility. This club is primarily for students on the Athens campus. ADVISOR: Julia Schmitz
Health Science Club
The Piedmont University Health Science Club is a professional service organization open to all interested students and committed to the continued growth of exercise science students within the College of Nursing & Health Sciences. The club provides opportunities for students to become actively involved in research and service opportunities with athletes and professionals in the field of Exercise Science. The Health Science Club cooperates specifically with the National Strength and Conditioning Association and the American College of Sports Medicine and seeks to provide opportunities for students in the College of Nursing & Health Sciences to develop professional and social relationships with other students and faculty at Piedmont University and other institutions of higher education through participation at local, regional, and national conferences. The Health Science Club holds regular meetings and organizes and sponsors workshops, clinics, recreation activities, and student recognition events. ADVISOR: Abbey Dondanville
Math & Physics Club
The Piedmont University Math & Physics Club is an association of Math majors, Physics majors, and other majors that come together out of a shared love of the beauty of Mathematics and Physics. Students engage in a wide variety of social, educational, networking, and service activities including (but not limited to): trips to Six Flags, monthly game nights, movie screenings, guest lectures from both professionals and academics, tutoring at local schools, and assisting others as they prepare for graduate school.
National Association for Music Educators
NAfME Collegiate, or National Association for Music Education Collegiate, is a college-level chapter of the larger National Association for Music Education. Our goal is to help those in need in our community, uplift and better each other as educators and musicians, unify our department in our musical endeavors, and better ourselves and others through the power of music and sharing it with others. The group often hosts music education workshops, fundraisers, and social events, and attends state-level music education conferences. NAfME Collegiate is open to music and non-music majors who share a love of learning about music and advocating for music education. ADVISOR: Anand Sukumaran
The purpose of this club is to highlight the importance of the Spanish language and culture while creating a fun, safe, and educational environment for students interested in a foreign language. Generate interest in regards to increasing participation in and around Spanish and provide a doorway through which members can expand their knowledge of Latin American cultures. ADVISOR: Jeff Bowers