Clubs and Organizations

From community service organizations, to singing in First Presbyterian Church, to giving the speech at Opening Convocation, life at Mary Baldwin College is enriched by involvement in a wide variety of clubs and organizations. Learn here about those opportunities — in 140 characters or less.

Academic Arts and Performance
Civic Engagement Cultural
Event Planning Faith and Spirituality
Leadership Political
Sports Student Media


All Things Considered promotes an active intellectual environment by fostering understanding among students of different academic disciplines.

American Chemical Society gives those into chemistry and related disciplines a chance to mix social functions and educational opportunities.
Advisor: Karl Zachary

Baldwin Health Care Executives have a passion for health-care and wellness and network with executives at local, state, and national levels.
Advisor: Steven Mosher

Psychology Club provides students interested in a psychology career ways to get involved and volunteer in the local communities.

Sociology Club is service, community involvement, and peer-mentoring that leads to graduate studies and occupational experience.
Advisor: Carey Usher

Student Virginia Education Association connects future educators with teachers through local projects, professional organizations, and more.

Students in Free Enterprise is about learning to lead, collaborating as a team, and communicating within business models.
Advisor: Janet Ewing


Anointed Voices of Praise is a student-directed, traveling music ministry of traditional and contemporary gospel music.
Director: Andrea Cornett-Scott

Baldwin Charm is an a cappella group that specializes in pop music.
Director: Rachel Quagliariello

Greater Things Dance Ministry is a student-choreographed liturgical dance ministry that promotes spiritual growth through movement.
Advisor: Andrea Cornett-Scott

Kuumba Players explore, express, and celebrate African-American life through theatre.
Advisor: Andrea Cornett-Scott

Ladies of Elegance is a student performance arts group that specializes in step, flags and twirling.
Advisor: Andrea Cornett-Scott

Madrigal Singers is an a capella group for those who enjoy performing chamber music.
Director: Jolene Flory

Mary Baldwin College Choir is a collective of soloist-caliber vocalists who share the joy of music in concert, at campus events, and on tour.
Director: David Tate

MBC Performing Dance Group explores many different dance forms and participates on and off campus year round.
Advisor: Irene Sarnelle

The MBC Theatre offers all thespians, experienced or not, hands-on practice, whether on stage or off, in MBC productions.

Student Fine Arts Association students help host on-campus gallery receptions and lectures by nationally known arts pros.
Advisor: Jim Sconyers

Made up of cadets and non-cadets, the VWIL Marching Band participates in parades, honor ceremonies, and special celebrations.


Amnesty International helps with the worldwide movement of people who campaign for internationally recognized human rights for all.

Autism Speaks U supports students in their awareness, advocacy, and fundraising efforts for those who struggle with autism spectrum disorders.

Campus Girl Scouts volunteer with local Girl Scout troops to assist with activities such as fundraising and cookie sales.

Circle K (sponsored by Kiwanis International) is for those who believe in acts of kindness through service on campus and in the community.

Colleges Against Cancer is students dedicated to educating the community about American Cancer Society initiatives, research, and advocacy.
Advisors: Christina Daniel and Roderic Owen

Habitat for Humanity rallies to help families in need build or renovate homes in the area and raise funds for Habitat projects.
Advisors: James Gilman and Carey Usher

Mary Baldwin Global Initiative/Women for Women raises awareness of human trafficking around the world, working with the Clinton Global Initiative University.

MBC Earth brings awareness of the threats to planet Earth and stands in support of the animals that inhabit it.

Soles4Souls is dedicated to helping those in need by collecting and distributing gently worn shoes.

Yellow Ribbon Project raises awareness for American soldiers by writing letters, sending care packages, and having speakers come to campus.


African Student Kollective is a group of women who embrace African culture and share their experiences with the greater college community.
Advisor: Joanne Harris

Animanga: Asian Culture Club is for those who enjoy Asian culture and revel in the anime comics.

Black Student Alliance is African-American sisters supporting one another, with willingness to share their culture with the MBC community.

Caribbean Student Association shares stories and traditions of Caribbean, South American, Central American, and African cultures.
Advisor: Joanne Harris

COSMOS: International Club for international students and those interested in world cultures.

Latinas Unidas unite Latina sisters and other students interested in Latin-American culture.
Advisor: Joanne Harris

Minority Clubs United promotes coalition-building and cultural awareness for minority student organizations and students of color.

Students Out Understanding and Loving Sisters is a safe, accepting, confidential org for those interested in feminist/gay/bisexual/lesbian issues.
Advisor: Joanne Harris


Baldwin Program Board brings entertainment to campus with movies, comedians, magic shows, and other artistic events.

Residence Hall Association plans social events for each residence halls and keeps tabs on any repairs that may be needed.

Weekend of Welcome planners are the students that every freshman meets. They are campus greeters and help new students move in.


Baldwin Christian Ministries is a group of Christian women growing in their faith through fellowship on campus and connections to the colleges and universities along Interstate 81.

Campus Crusade, open to all Christian denominations, seeks chances to study and discuss the Bible, worship, and pray in a group setting.

Catholic Campus Ministry allows Catholic students ways to enrich their lives through spiritual, social, and service events.


Commuter Students Association helps commuter students network, find a place to relax, and join in the MBC experience.
Advisor: Janet Ewing

President’s Society members lead campus tours, host prospective students, and support certain special events and marketing activities.

Spencer Society is a select group of students who raise money for the Annual Fund during fall and spring phonathon calls to alums.

Student Alumnae/i Relations Society’s goal is the positive promotion of MBC and increase student awareness of the Alumnae/i Association.
Advisor: Angela Cline

Student Government Association is responsible for the governing the student community and is based in the principles of the honor system.
Advisor: Lisa Wells


College Democrats and College Republicans give members opportunities to work for their party and learn about the political process.
Democrats’ Advisor: Laura van Assendelft
Republicans’ Advisor: Carey Usher


Mary Baldwin Cheerleading members make up the cheer squad that participates at home games.

Club Sports range from dance, to field hockey, to swimming, and offer opportunities for competition and participation on the club level.

The Fencing Club is open to all students, faculty, and staff and competes in USFA tournaments and intercollegiate matches.
Advisor: Jeremy West

The Riding Club team participates in Intercollegiate Horse Show Assoc. (IHSA) Zone 4, Region 2, which is made up of teams from 12 colleges in the area including the UVA, JMU, Bridgewater, and W&L. More info is available at!riding.
Advisor: Lydia Petersson

Student Media

Bluestocking, the MBC yearbook, is for students with creative interests in writing, photography, and graphic design. Student staff works to capture the spirit of each school year.
Advisors: Edmund Potter

Libations is an annual publication that allows African-American students the chance to display their talents in poetry, prose, short stories, photography, and art.
Advisors: Andrea Cornett-Scott and Sarah Kennedy

Outrageous Fortune is an online literary magazine that accepts submissions from any undergraduate students, not just those at MBC.
Advisor: Sarah Kennedy

Umoja Chronicles is a newsletter published by the African-American and Multicultural Affairs Office and is designed to lend emotional, cultural, and social support to women of color at MBC.
Advisor: Andrea Cornett-Scott

MBC-TV offers film students the opportunity for hands-on experience with filmmaking and original production, as well as brings the latest movies to campus.
Advisor: Allan Moyé