Club of the Month

Looking for more ways to promote your club? Apply for Club of the Month!

Winning Club of the Month is a great opportunity to spotlight your organization and share the awesome work you do! Each Club of the Month is featured in the monthly RSO newsletter, on the Office of Student Engagement (OSE) social media, and here on Loyola's RSO website.

Has your club hosted some successful events or working toward important initiatives? Tell us about it in the Club of the Month application and your club might be selected! We will be selecting a Club of the Month for the following months in the 2024-25 academic year: October, November, December, February, March, and April.

April 2024: Spectrum

Spectrum is Loyola's LGBTQ+ social club. We pride ourselves on creating a fun safe space for queer students and allies to socialize, learn, and grow during our meetings and events! We seek to bring awareness to Loyola students about the LGBTQ+ resources offered both on campus and in the Baltimore area. We want to ensure all queer students and allies are seen, heard, welcomed, and loved here at Loyola.

Spectrum recently hosted their biggest event of the year, Rainbow Ball! The annual semi-formal is a great place to dress up, dance, eat, and participate in a lip sync and runway contests! Tickets were free this year with an optional $5 donation to the Trevor Project.

Find and join Spectrum on The Bridge!

March 2024: Loyola Swiftie Society

The Loyola Swiftie Society is a unique club where students can destress, bond, and make friends over a shared love of music and artistry. The club allows students from all class years and majors to participate in fun and creative events. The Swiftie Society has hosted events from a 1989 TV Listening Party, to friendship bracelet making, to an Enchanted collab with Group X.

Be sure to check out the Loyola Swiftie Society on The Bridge and on Instagram to stay up-to-date on their upcoming events and activities!

February 2024: Hounds Helping Hounds

Hounds Helping Hounds aims to provide pre-veterinary students and animal lovers the opportunity to practice animal welfare. We offer a supportive community and information for members interested in veterinary medicine. Last year, Hounds Helping Hounds hosted a visit at Evergreen Veterinary Care Clinic, where students were able to ask the staff questions. Most importantly, Hounds Helping Hounds hosts events that help students destress with animal related activities. In the fall, we invited students to paint their pets! We plan to have similar events in the spring including Puppy Love Valentine's Day Craft Night in February, Embroider Your Lab Coat/Scrubs in March, and Animal Themed Lego Making & Zootopia Movie Night in April.

December 2023: The Greyhound

The Greyhound is the primary campus and neighborhood news source for the Loyola University Maryland community, covering any and all topics here on-campus and beyond.

The Greyhound team provides a hands-on learning experience for students interested in journalism or other fields relating to the production of print and online media. We meet every Monday at 7:30 in Beatty Hall 114 and our final meeting of the semester will be a holiday party on December 11. New members and prospects are always welcome to join and all experience levels are encouraged! Be sure to check us out on The Bridge, on Instagram (@thegreyhoundnews) and on our website for any updates - feel free to reach out to Editor-in-Chief, Marie Bosslett, with any questions!

November 2023: Best Buddies

Say hello to the Club of the Month for November, Best Buddies!! Best Buddies is a club dedicated to equity, inclusion, and friendship. They work to connect Loyola students with citizens with IDD’s in the area around our campus. Loyola's Best Buddies club hosted a Friendsgiving Brunch with Best Buddies Maryland on Sunday, November 12th.

Best Buddies meets monthly on campus and have two active volunteer programs. Hope to see you at a meeting! You can check out Best Buddies on The Bridge!

October 2023: Tabletop Club

Announcing Student Engagement's October Club of the Month - Tabletop Club! The Tabletop club was started last academic year to create a space for those who love to play board games. Since then, they have grown into a thriving community. Tabletop Club offers members to opportunity to play games ranging anywhere from Catan to Warhammer 40k and provide a welcoming environment for individuals with a range of experience.

Recently, Tabletop Club has been hosting weekly game nights. In the future, they hope to collaborate with local game stores and bring in experienced teachers to facilitate sessions on how to paint and build Warhammer 40k armies. Outside official events, members have utilized the club's Discord to start Dungeons and Dragons campaigns and other group activities. Tabletop Club hopes for more members to join their events as the semester continues! You can find and join the Tabletop Club on The Bridge!

April 2023: The LGBTQ+ Experience

Meet OSE's April Club of the Month: The LGBTQ+ Experience! The mission of the LGBTQ+ Experience is to be an advocacy, activism, and education group on campus that works with administration to provide safe spaces on campus for people of all identities, especially people who identify as members of the LGBTQ+ community. The LGBTQ+ Experience also aims to serve as an outlet for information/resources on Loyola's campus.

The LGBTQ+ Experience works closely with other RSOs on Loyola's campus to host events on campus throughout the school year. One of The LGBTQ+ Experience's favorite past events was their Trans Day of Remembrance (TDoR) this past fall (pictured). On TDoR, a vigil is held on the Friday before the date of International Trans Day of Remembrance to remember and respect the transgender lives lost every year to useless hatred and recognize the violence and discrimination that the transgender community faces every day. The LGBTQ+ Experience also works with other RSOs, campus administrators, and local organizations to participate in TDoR, and many of these groups serve as speakers.

The LGBTQ+ Experience hosted their Sexuality and Gender Diversity Awareness Week (SAGDAW) from April 17th to April 20th, co-hosted with Spectrum! During this week, The LGBTQ+ Experience hosted tabling and events on campus that provided the Loyola community with educational and fun information about the LGBTQ+ community. The LGBTQ+ Experience also offers resources that pertain to the LGBTQ+ community, especially the trans and non-binary community!

If you are interested in getting involved with The LGBTQ+ Experience, you can email Co-Vice President Meg Cappabianca (macappabianca@loyola.edu) or Co-Vice President Cj Sommers (cesommers@loyola.edu). The LGBTQ+ Experience is always welcoming members and allies of the LGBTQ+ community, so reach out and get involved!

March 2023: First Gen Hounds Alliance

First Gen Hounds Alliance is an organization that wants to raise awareness about first generation college students at Loyola and connect these students with resources and opportunities to help them thrive at Loyola. First Gen Hounds also aims to educate the Loyola community about the concerns and needs of first-generation students and have those needs be met.

This past fall, First Gen Hounds Alliance hosted a celebration on President Sawyer's lawn to celebrate and raise awareness for first generation college students at Loyola. The Loyola community was invited to this event, and there were activities available like s'mores making and lawn games. First Gen Hounds is also excited for their upcoming event called "Nothing but NET," which is a networking event focused on helping first generation college students build their professional networks, on Friday, March 17th from 3:30-4:30pm at 117 Career Center Lab in the Fernandez Center.

First Gen Hounds Alliance has recurring, biweekly meetings every Friday in Maryland Hall 240, and anyone can attend! Whether you're a first generation college student or a non-first generation college student who wants to be an ally, you are welcome to attend meetings and help spread awareness to Loyola's community! Contact club officer Jamie Cashour at jncashour@loyola.edu with any questions.

Get involved with First Gen Hounds on The Bridge

February 2023: Club Badminton

Club Badminton offers various levels of participation, from beginner to intermediate and advanced. No matter the level, the goal of Club Badminton is to create an environment where students with various skill levels can explore their interest in Badminton, practice in drills and games, and potentially even play in tournaments throughout the semester. One of Club Badminton's favorite events each school year is the annual Eastern Collegiate Team Badminton Championships: Mid Atlantic Conference held on UMD's campus.

If you are interested in joining Club Badminton, you can attend their meeting times (Mondays, 8-10pm, Wednesdays 9-11pm) at the Fitness and Aquatic Center (FAC). You can also reach out to club members Ryan Busby (rbusby@loyola.edu) and Ryan Overton (rsoverton@loyola.edu) and follow Club Badminton on Instagram @loyolaclubbadminton!

Get involved with Club Badminton on The Bridge

January 2023: Global Sustainable Business Club

The mission of GSBC is to raise awareness of our shared responsibility to care for our common home, locally and globally. By fostering a greater awareness of sustainability internationally and the role of business in effectuating positive change, we can demonstrate our commitment to global and sustainable business practices through our academic, personal, and professional endeavors and choices.

The Global Sustainable Business Club is new and anyone is welcome to join the club! Our main concept of the club is to inform students about sustainability at the national level. While sustainability is important on our campus, we plan to also look outside Loyola and get involved with communities about sustainability. One event we recently hosted last semester was as a holiday event where we made cards for refugees in the Baltimore area. We hope to see you at our future events!

Get involved with the Global Sustainable Business Club on The Bridge

November 2022: Rendez-Vous: Haiti

Rendez-Vous Haiti was founded by Catherine Savell, a member of the French faculty at Loyola University Maryland. After the devastating 2010 earthquake in Haiti, Rendez-Vous: Haiti was created to raise awareness and money for the people and communities in Haiti to create a positive, sustainable impact. Each year, Rendez-Vous: Haiti sells roses at end-of-semester Dance Company showcases, and all proceeds go toward these communities in Haiti. Get involved with Rendez-Vous: Haiti on The Bridge!

October 2022: The Greyhound

The Greyhound, Loyola's student-run newspaper, was founded in 1927 and is still serving Loyola's on-campus and surrounding communities with stories covering news, sports, arts, eats, opinions, health, travel, and more. There are also ways for Loyola students to get involved and gain experience starting as a writer with the opportunity to be promoted to other positions within The Greyhound! Get involved with The Greyhound on The Bridge or follow them on Instagram @thegreyhoundnews.