Student Organizations

We have three types of student organizations: Open, Departmental/National Affiliated, and Greek Life. Students can join Open organizations at any time. Departmental/National Affiliated organizations are typically honors societies or associated with a specific major. Greek Life has a formal membership and recruitment process.

If you do not find an organization that interests you, you can start a new organization! Email to learn more about the process. All you need is 10 friends who want to join, and we will help you with the rest!

Open Organizations

Open organizations are non-Greek student organizations which are not affiliated with a major or department of the University.  These groups are based on interests student have and can be joined at any time throughout the semester.  Click on each organization below to learn more or to join.

Greek Life

Local Fraternities

Nationally Affiliated

Departmental/National Affiliated

Departmental/Nationally Affiliated organizations align to either a department on campus or have specialized requirements such as field of study or GPA.  Click on each organization below to learn more or to join.

Baptist Student Ministry

Beta Beta Beta– An honor society for the life sciences.

Gamma Beta Phi – A scholastic honor, educational-service organization for students at Howard Payne University that is open to all students.

HOSA – A student-led organization that provides a unique program of leadership development, motivation, and recognition to students enrolled in health science education and biomedical science programs or have interest in pursuing careers in health professions.

Kappa Delta Pi— An honor society for junior and senior students in education.

Ministerial Alliance — Engaged in deepening the spiritual being of men and women preparing for the Gospel ministry.

Pi Gamma Mu — A national honorary organization for junior and senior students in the social sciences.

Sigma Beta Delta — An honor society that recognizes academic achievement among students in the fields of business, management, and administration.

Student Activities Council – University’s student-operated programming organization. SAC is responsible for planning, coordinating and hosting events for the student body that are entertaining, engaging and educational.

Student Association of Social Work — A student-led organization that encourages members to become involved in our community with volunteer opportunities, education, advocacy, and unity.

Student Government Association – This group functions as the official voice of the student body and act as a liaison between the students and the administration of the University

This form will permit you to confidentially submit reports regarding incidents you believe to be hazing. A submitted report may result in an investigation by Student Activities into the alleged hazing incident. Every attempt will be made to keep all information submitted in this form confidential.

WARNING: False reports impede the ability of Student Activities to meaningfully conduct investigations of legitimate hazing incidents. Knowingly submitting a false report of hazing or misuse of this University form will result in disciplinary action under the Student Disciplinary Procedure.