About Erskine College Debate
The Erskine College Debate Team was formed in August 2022. Students on the debate team learn to develop skills in clear communication, team building, creative thinking, logic, ethics, research, and community. Team members seek to glorify God through their interactions, during competition and at all other times, by setting examples of character and integrity on and off campus. The team plans to compete in debate tournaments across the United States, providing participants with opportunities to network with future leaders across America. Members of the debate team may receive academic scholarships to attend Erskine College.
About Erskine College Quiz Bowl
Coached by Assistant Professor of History Dr. Corinne Gressang, members of the Erskine Quiz Bowl Team include Gabriel Collier, a sophomore from Holly Hill, S.C.; Josh Dorsey, a sophomore from Honea Path, S.C.; Hunter Godbolt, a senior from Dillon, S.C.; Noah Lin, a sophomore from Palos Verdes Estates, Calif.; Reles Littleton, a sophomore from Clinton, S.C.; Harvee Patel, a freshman from Donalds, S.C.; Kritu Patel, a freshman from Greenwood, S.C.; and Dalton White, a freshman from Covington, Ga.
The Service and Leadership Team (SALT) consists of representatives, both elected and appointed, from the campus community who come together with the goal of developing student leaders and connecting various elements of campus life. The team includes members of the Erskine Activities Board (EAB), student finance, Intersociety, and student ministries, as well as the Judicial Council Chair. The team is led by the Director of Student Engagement and Leadership and the Campus Chaplain.
Erskine Activities Board (EAB) provides programming by students, for students, for the purpose of building community within the student body at Erskine. These opportunities range from smaller activities such as campus-wide tag to larger events like Erskine’s Got Talent. EAB encourages participation and input from all students to help make campus life vibrant, fun, and meaningful.
The Judicial Council is the student judiciary system supervised by the Office of Student Development. The Council is responsible for interpreting and maintaining the code of conduct.
The Intersociety Council is composed of representatives from each of the chartered literary societies on campus. The purpose of this group is to address the issues related to the literary societies.
Other student organizations include the following:
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 Epsilon Delta is a national health preprofessional honor society dedicated to the encouragement and recognition of excellence in preprofessional health scholarship in medicine, dentistry, veterinary medicine, and other areas.
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 was founded in 1967.
Council for Exceptional Children, sponsored by the education department, is a service organization dedicated to improving and researching special education techniques and methods.
Denominational Groups, sponsored by various denominations represented on the Erskine campus. Denominational groups form as interest dictates.
Epsilon Sigma Tau, standing for “Erskine Student Teachers,” is a chapter of the Student National Educational Association. Membership is open to all classes, and meetings are held monthly.
Bella Voce, Chamber Singers, Choraleers, Jazz Band, and Sinfonia are sponsored by the Music Department for students from any major. Ensembles participate in performances each semester.
The Erskine Society for Psychology exists 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.
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.
Literary Societies are literary, social, and service organizations for Erskine students. The 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.
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, administrators, and alumni who have exhibited exceptional leadership and service.
Organization of Athletic Trainers, Iota Tau Alpha, promotes Athletic Training on the Erskine College campus, provides opportunities for expression of thoughts and ideas pertaining to sports medicine as well as for participation in conferences and workshops in the state and district.
Phi Alpha Theta is an international honor society in history. To qualify, students must rank in the top 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 awards. Members may also present papers at regional meetings. The Psi Xi Chapter was installed in 1978.
Sigma Tau Delta is a national honor society recognizing excellence in scholarship and creative writing and achievements of local chapters with awards presented at its annual convention. Members must be English majors or minors, rank in the top 35 percent of their 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.
Society of Physics Students is open to students interested in physics, and is a chapter of the National Society for Physics Students. Sigma Pi Sigma membership is given to outstanding physics students who are members of the Society of Physics Students.
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.
Theta Alpha Kappa is a national honor society recognizing success in the field of religious studies.
The Erskine Arrow. The college yearbook is published annually by a student staff.
The Mirror. The campus newspaper is published several times every semester by a student staff.
The Pilot. This student handbook is published annually by Student Development. It provides information about Erskine activities, organizations, policies, and traditions.