Student Organizations and Activities

Student Government Assembly

The Student Government Assembly (SGA) is composed of the elected representatives of the Associated Student Body of Trevecca Nazarene University.  SGA serves as a liaison group between faculty, administration, and students. Student government coordinates student activities including elections and class events. The Student Government Assembly plans activities and programs throughout the school year in cooperation with the associate dean of students for community life, the Student Life Council and the Social Life Activities Board. It nominates student representatives to serve as voting members of university committees, publicizes various honors and awards, and supervises the selection process for individuals and organizations to receive the all-school awards. The associate dean of students for community life serves as the SGA advisor.

Publications

TrevEchoes, the campus newspaper, is published at regular intervals each semester. The Darda is the University yearbook which is published annually. Editors for both of these student publications are selected each year through an application and interview process and serve as members of the ASB executive committee.

Athletics

Trevecca’s athletic program is divided into three basic areas: intercollegiate athletics, intramural sports, and a student activities program.

The intercollegiate athletic program was started in the winter of 1968-69.  Current sports include baseball, basketball, cross country/track, soccer, and golf for men and basketball, volleyball, softball, cross country/track, soccer, and golf for women. The intercollegiate athletic program is under the administrative leadership of the director of intercollegiate athletics and the Intercollegiate Athletic Committee (composed of faculty, administrators, alumni, and students). Trevecca became a member of NCAA Division II in 2014 and is a charter member of the Great Midwest Athletic Conference (2013).

The intramural program is under the administrative supervision of the director of athletics and the immediate sponsorship of the Trevecca Intramural Association. The TIA commissioner is selected each year through an application and interview process and serves as a member of the ASB executive committee. Sports included in the intramural program are flag football, soccer, basketball, dodgeball, volleyball/sand volleyball, softball, tennis, and ultimate frisbee.

The student activities program includes the use of the gymnasium (when available), racquetball courts, athletic fields (when available), tennis courts, jogging track, wellness center, and a lighted sand volleyball court.

Academic Organizations

Scholastic Departmental Organizations — are organized to develop among students an appreciation for their intended professions. They are: Alpha Pi Chapter of Sigma Zeta; American Institute of Graphic Arts (AIGA) - Graphic Design & Technology; Lambda Pi Eta - Communication Studies; Environmental Sustainability Association (ESA); Future Health Professionals of Trevecca; Nashville Chapter of American Marketing Association (AMA-TNU) - Marketing; Nursing Club - Nursing; Alpha Pi Chapter of Sigma Zeta - Science; Science and Math National Honor Society; Science Club; Social Work Club - Social Work; and Tau Epsilon - Education.

Music Organizations — These include the following performing groups: Wind Ensemble, TNU Singers, TNaz Jazz, Commercial Vocal Ensemble, Choral Union, Concert Choir, Trevecca Symphony Orchestra, Lyric Theatre, Pep Band, Percussion Ensemble, Gospel Choir, Jazz Combo, chamber groups when needed and multiple guitar driven ensembles including two lab bands, a commercial ensemble, and an acoustic guitar ensemble.

Dramatic Arts Program — Each year, students from all fields of study assist the Department of Communication Studies in the production of plays for the University community. Although these productions are required for dramatic arts majors, theatre education majors, applied theatre minors, and musical theatre minors, they also provide students in other majors and minors with meaningful experiences in all aspects of theatre. Many of these students also receive opportunities to attend and/or participate in theatre festivals and conferences, including the Southeastern Theatre Conference.

Honor Society — This society is composed of students (sophomores and above) who have a cumulative GPA of 3.5. Seniors with a cumulative 3.5 GPA or higher and in the top 15% of graduating undergraduates are eligible for election to the Zeta Chapter of the National Nazarene Honor Society, Phi Delta Lambda.

Clubs

Intramural Association —This student organization maintains an active program of intramural athletics for both men and women. Sports included in the intramural program are flag football, soccer, basketball, dodgeball, volleyball/sand volleyball, softball, tennis, and ultimate Frisbee. Students may participate in a variety of athletic activities throughout the year.

Clubs and Organizations —There are a variety of clubs and organizations on campus that provide a challenging and stimulating environment designed to meet student needs and interests and provide opportunity for community engagement. Other opportunities are also available through clubs sponsored by the academic departments. The Office of Student Development oversees campus clubs and organizations. Information on how to form a new campus club or organization is available in the Office of Student Development.

Student Conduct

High standards of Christian conduct are expected of all students. Recognizing that true maturity involves a deep respect for the moral integrity of the individual, men and women attending this University are expected to refrain from engaging in sexual activity outside of marriage. The use of alcohol, tobacco, narcotics, possession or use of firearms or fireworks on campus, and loud or questionable conduct are prohibited. Students are not to attend or participate in entertainment, the nature or reputation of which would not be in keeping with the building of Christian character or which diminishes moral perceptivity and judgment. The University expects its students to observe all behavioral expectations and standards of dress as outlined in the Student Handbook. Attendance at Trevecca Nazarene University is both a privilege and a responsibility. The University may request the withdrawal of any student who fails to comply with the standards and regulations of the institution.

Commencement Activities

Five junior students who have distinguished themselves either through academic achievement or student leadership have the honor of being junior marshals and flag bearers in the annual commencement ceremonies. Junior students who have been selected for the following positions during the upcoming school year will be asked to participate: SGA president (school flag), SGA vice president (American flag), SGA student chaplain (Christian flag), SGA director for communications (student marshal) and SGA director for social life (student marshal). If any of these individuals are not juniors or are not able to participate, replacements will be made from student leaders.