Student Government

Student Government Association (SGA) membership includes all enrolled students of Erskine College, who are entitled to the privileges and bound by the responsibilities of the SGA Constitution.

The Student Senate, elected by members of the student body, serves as the legislative branch of the SGA, and a Judicial Council serves as the judicial branch. Erskine College is proud of its Honor System administered through Judicial Council

Judicial Council is the student judiciary system of the Student Government Association. The Council is responsible for interpreting and maintaining the SGA constitution and the Honor Code. Council members are elected annually by their peers.

Student Activities

While campus activities are planned by a variety of different organizations on campus, the Erskine Entertainment Board (EEB) is the Student Organization primarily responsible for bringing high quality, diverse, and most importantly FUN programming to Erskine. EEB is comprised of a leadership board and representatives from each class. For the most up to date information on events being planned by EEB and other Student Organizations visit the Erskine Campus Life Facebook page.

Forms:
Activity Request Form

Spiritual Life

Campus Ministries
Erskine College provides all students a place to learn and grow both academically and spiritually. For more information on Campus Ministry opportunities please contact our Campus Minister, Paul Patrick at (864) 379-6675.

Denominational Groups, sponsored by various denominations represented on the Erskine campus, include the Associate Reformed Presbyterian Student Union and Baptist Campus Ministries. Other denominational groups form as interest dictates.

Fellowship of Christian Athletes is open to players, coaches, trainers, and others interested in sports in order to promote Christ on the campus and in the community. Club members enjoy fellowship with one another and being involved in community service projects.

The Student Christian Association (SCA) opens its membership to all students, and all are encouraged to be active in its endeavors. The SCA sponsors the annual freshman soiree. At various times the SCA conducts appropriate convocation services and retreats. The SCA annually presents a scholarship enabling a foreign student to attend Erskine. This scholarship honors the late Dr. Janet Alexander, for many years an honored medical missionary to Pakistan.

Servant Ministries was established to encourage and oversee the involvement of the Erskine student body in Widows’ Watchmen Ministry.

BCM (Baptist Collegiate Ministries) Baptist Collegiate Ministry (BCM) is a college campus ministry supported in South Carolina through the South Carolina Baptist Convention and local Southern Baptist churches. The organization, however, is open to students of all kinds of denominations and faiths. BCM is Christ-centered and student-led and provides opportunity for students to grow and share in their spiritual lives through weekly fellowship, discipleship, worship, and Bible study. BCM also regularly engages in mission opportunities.

ARP Student Union The ARP Student Union seeks to ‘glorify God and enjoy Him forever’ and to bring unity to Erskine students by promoting Gospel ministry at Erskine College. The ARP Student Union works in partnership with the Associate Reformed Presbyterian Campus Minister at Erskine College, supporting and promoting the Campus Ministry of the Associate Reformed Presbyterian General Synod to Erskine College students.

The ARP Student Union seeks to make ministry opportunities, events, conferences, and resources of the Campus Ministry of the Associate Reformed Presbyterian General Synod more available and affordable for all Erskine College students.

 

Honorary Societies/Associations

Alpha Chi is a national honor society established for the promotion and recognition of scholarship and of those elements of character which make scholarship effective for good among students in the academic divisions of colleges and universities in the United States of America and other countries.

Alpha Psi Omega is an honorary fraternity. Membership in the Rho Psi Chapter at Erskine is based upon accumulation of points by acting in productions or by working backstage in the field of dramatics. Admission standards are set by the national organization.

American Chemical Society membership is open to majors in chemistry, pre-medicine and science who are recommended by American Chemical Society members. A student affiliate branch of the American Chemical Society was established at Erskine in 1969.

Beta Beta Beta, the National Biological Honor Society, offers outdoor activities, service projects, and associate membership to any student, regardless of major, who has an interest in the life sciences. Students excelling in biological or biochemical sciences can attain full membership, as well as the opportunity to conduct and present laboratory or field research projects at regional meetings. Erskine’s Sigma Gamma Chapter, founded in 1967, has been active in research, meeting attendance, and regional leadership positions.

Epsilon Sigma Tau, standing for ìErskine Student Teachers,î is a chapter of the Student National Educational Association. Membership is open to all classes, and meetings are held monthly.

The Erskine Society for Psychology is to foster an environment for academic discussion and to create opportunities for delving into psychological topics of contemporary significance for all members of the Erskine community. This purpose shall be partially fulfilled through community service, public seminars, and other projects.

Iota Tau Alpha (Athletic Training Honor Society) exists to promote athletic training on the Erskine College campus, provide an arena for the expression of thoughts and ideas pertaining to sports medicine, and provide a means and opportunity for students to participate in conferences and workshops at state, district, and national level.

Omicron Delta Kappa is an outstanding national leadership honor society. A circle was organized at Erskine College in 1964. Men and women of the junior and senior classes who excel in scholarship, leadership, and service are selected for membership. The society also consists of faculty, administration and alumni who have exhibited exceptional leadership and service abilities.

Phi Alpha Theta is an international honor society in history. To qualify for membership, students must rank in the top one-third of their class, have a 3.1 grade-point ratio in history courses, and have completed at least 12 hours in history. Phi Alpha Theta honors meritorious scholarly works by its members with a number of prizes and awards. Members are also given the opportunity to present papers at regional meetings. The Psi Xi Chapter of Phi Alpha Theta was installed in 1978.

Sigma Tau Delta is a national honor society in English recognizing excellence in scholarship and creative writing and outstanding achievements of local chapters with prizes and awards presented at its annual national convention. To qualify for membership, a student must be an English major or minor, rank in the top 35 percent of his or her class, have a minimum 3.0 GPR in English courses, and have completed at least six hours of English courses above the freshman level. The Xi Phi Chapter was installed at Erskine College in 1987.

Publications

The Arrow The college yearbook is published annually by a student staff. Each full-time student receives a copy through the Student Activities Fee.

The Mirror The campus newspaper is published by the students. Students automatically subscribe to the newspaper through the Student Activities Fee.

The Pilot This student handbook is published annually by the Student Government Association. The main service of the handbook is to introduce student government and student activities to new students. It also serves as a reference handbook for students throughout the year.

Philanthropic Organizations

FTK (For the Kids) is a nationwide movement, involving college and high school students at more than 150 schools across the country who raise money for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals in their community through Dance Marathon. Erskine College raises money for the Greenville Children’s Hospital in order to provide books, supplies, crafts, decorations, a more home-like atmosphere for the children and families of the hospital. The students in this organization learn invaluable leadership and social skills while raising funds in a variety of ways and interacting with children’s hospital patients and families. The year culminates with a 6 hour long event where the students stay on their feet through dancing, games, and entertainment in order to celebrate the total amount raised that year. Why stay on your feet for that long? To quote the first Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals Dance Marathon’s mission statement: “We dance for those who can’t.” They do it for the kids! It is this solidarity to and connection with the cause that makes Dance Marathon an event unlike any other.

Ducks Unlimited Ducks Unlimited is a national organization that aims to inform students about North American wetlands and the many important ways each person can help in preservation, restoration, and protection.  Erskine College Ducks Unlimited is a nationally recognized and charted branch of the national non-profit Ducks Unlimited. Erskine College Ducks Unlimited hosts a banquet each year and the proceeds from this event all go toward the preservation and conservation of wetlands

Rotoract  is a community service organization whose purpose is to provide an opportunity for young men and women to enhance the knowledge and skills that will assist them in personal development, to address the physical and social needs of their communities, and to promote better relations between all people worldwide through a framework of friendships and service.  The avenues of service include Club Service, Community Service, International Service, and Professional Development

Habitat for Humanity established an Erskine College Chapter in 1988 through cooperation with the Anderson County, S.C., Habitat. The group provides volunteers and raises funds to help this international non-profit Christian housing ministry to assist people in improving their housing conditions and owning their own homes.

 

Other

Erskine Entertainment Board (EEB) exists to provide students with a varied program of entertainment such as dances, concerts and other performances. The EEB supervises a student club, the Hangar, which often features professional entertainers, and is used for dances, plays, coffeehouse, and other student activities. Composed of students from each class, the EEB encourages the participation of all students and seeks suggestions, advice and help from all in order to function in its fullest capacity.

Association of Multicultural Students provides an outlet for the expression of minority students’ sentiments and suggested improvements of the Erskine College community. The organization is affiliated with the National Association of Black Students and Black Students at Christian Colleges. The group sponsors Black History Month activities.

Choral and Musical Groups include the Erskine Chamber Singers, Choraleers, and Sinfonia and offer concerts, recitals, and musicals under the auspices of the Erskine Music Department. The Choraleers make an annual tour. Sinfonia, an instrumental ensemble, performs at commencement and sports events and often accompanies choral groups. Musicians specializing in jazz may participate in Pizzazz a smaller group within Sinfonia.

Fleet Fanatics was established in 2008. The purpose of the Fleet Fanatics is to inspire, support and motivate all athletes. The Fleet Fanatics plan to increase awareness of and attendance at all sporting events and as a result, improve the spirit of Erskine College.

Fleet with Heat – A recent addition to Erskine College, Fleet with Hear aims to bring a  diverse group of students together to discuss “Hot” tending topics.

Gospel Choir exists to spread the message of Jesus Christ through music. The choir’s purpose is to lead their audience in sincere praise and worship, and to bring a message of faith, hope and encouragement.

IntramuralsErskine’s intramural sports program offers a variety of opportunities for all students to participate in sporting activities in a fun, friendly, semi-competitive format.  The sports offerings vary from year to year.  Examples of offerings are basketball, ultimate Frisbee, flag football, sand volleyball, kickball, ping pong tournaments, pool tournaments, chess tournaments and a variety of other sporting events.

Intersociety Council is composed of representatives from each of the chartered literary societies on the campus. The purpose of this group is to address the issues related to the literary societies.

Literary Societies for men and women are literary, social and service organizations for Erskine students. The Chi Lambda Sigma, Euphemian, and Philomathean Societies are for men and the Athenian, Euphemian Little Sisters, Philomelean, Chi Little Sisters and Chi Lambda Sigma Societies are for women. The Intersociety Council governs all literary societies.

Rock Climbing Club promotes and encourages the sport of rock climbing to students of Erskine. The Rock Climbing Club maintains the Erskine College rock wall.

SCSL The South Carolina Student Legislature exists to promote student input into public policy-making in South Carolina and to educate students about the functions of democratic government.

VASE Visual Arts Society of Erskine is open to all students and serves to provide an avenue for artistic development and discovery, and to promote the visual arts on the Erskine College campus. VASE seeks to provide on-campus and off-campus events that will encourage students to appreciate and get involved in the process of creating.