Social clubs promote the skills and knowledge needed to be successful in your area of interest. Plan and participate in activities for student awareness.
Active Minds is focused on promoting mind and body wellness. This club takes the time to share the importance of mental health and educating others on how to employ strategies for maintaining positive total body wellness. ADVISOR: Charlotte Davenport
To Educate its Members, Piedmont Students and the Community about Japanese Language and Culture through one of its chief media platforms, Anime. The club strives to bring Anime and Japanese Culture to the masses through our members and the events that both the College and the club holds. ADVISOR: Jeanne V. White
Comic Book Club
The purpose of this organization is to provide an opportunity for students interested in comic books to meet other likeminded readers, discuss and analyze comic books, and socialize in a relaxed atmosphere. ADVISOR: Michael Berglund
The purpose of this club is to introduce novice riders to the sport and encourage their participation in cycling on campus. They focus on helping meet rider goals, whether they be to improve performance or fitness, create a fun, safe environment for all ability levels and provide an avenue through which members can compete in USA Cycling collegiate events. ADVISOR: James Carney
FinishLine is a Piedmont organization for students 25 and older. All students in this population are encouraged to participate, and there is no membership fee. The purpose of the organization is as follows:
- Provide support and encouragement to students 25 and older;
- Make available to them a channel for offering input and having their voices heard;
- Provide opportunities for networking and meeting other students in their age group;
- Hear about resources available (academic, technology, time management, self-care, and more);
- Get adult students involved in campus activities and leadership; and
- Have fun.
Meetings are held a minimum of two times a semester—some in person and some via zoom. Participation in the organization will help with campus involvement, retention, academic success, and recruitment of other adult students. ADVISOR: Sue Smith and Judy Taylor.
Gay Straight Alliance (GSA)
The Gay Straight Alliance (GSA) is an inclusive club of all racial and gender backgrounds who empowers and support our members and others in our community. Our leaders advocate, organize, and support one another and work toward healthier communities for all. We focus on providing a supportive space for Piedmont Students to share experiences, encouragement, and knowledge in relation to the health and wellbeing of members of the GSA and allies community. ADVISOR: Emily Pettit
Rock climbing enthusiasts are invited to participate. The purpose is to introduce beginning climbers to the hobby of rock climbing, create a safe and fun environment for testing personal limits, and provide bonding opportunities for members to come together and share similar interests. ADVISOR: Justin White
Labyrinths & Lions
The purpose of this organization is to provide students an opportunity to learn about the game Dungeons and Dragons while also providing an outlet for students to de-stress, find friends, and become more involved on campus. It will teach others teamwork, leadership skills, cultural awareness, public speaking, creative processes. Problem-solving, and basic mathematics. ADVISOR: Mark Jestel
MARS can be better known as the Medieval and Renaissance Society. The purpose of this organization is to educate its members about Medieval and Renaissance time periods while sculpting their own armor and supplies.
The Outdoor Club serves to promote and engage students in outdoor activities and conservation. The club takes several excursions per semester that may include backpacking, caving, zip-lining, local waterfall hikes, and trail maintenance activities in the region.The mission is to provide a relaxed and enjoyable outdoor outlet for all students. Activities include hiking, caving, camping, and other enjoyable outdoor activities. ADVISOR: Jeff Bowers
SAAC (Student-Athlete Advisory Committee) is lead by our student-athletes on campus. This organization is responsible for promoting athletic events, discussing concerns for student athletes, and creating opportunities for all students to be involved through athletics on campus. ADVISOR: Tim McCormick
Schticks and Giggles
The purpose of Schticks and Giggles is to perform various forms of improvisational theatre. In addition, students can have fun with performing while maintaining artistic integrity and do so at the best of their intellectual ability. The club requires an audition to become a member of the team. ADVISOR: Bill Gabelhausen