Student Organizations

Acts of Faith

Sponsor: Kurt Priebe, 316-295-5601

Acts of Faith is an evangelical, interdenominational ministry outreach of the University Theatre department. The group is made up of students who share a love for the Lord Jesus Christ and a desire to serve in performing arts ministry. Auditions take place in the fall semester for the current school year. Students prepare dramatic, comic, pantomime, touring one-acts or musical performance materials for presentation throughout the academic year. The group presents an annual drama ministry showcase as a part of the theatre season and has regularly performed at Faith and Learning, the annual Tree Lighting Ceremony, local and regional churches, and Christian drama conferences.

Arabesque Society

Sponsor: Sharon Rogers, 316-295-5408

The Arabesque Society is designed to increase the awareness of ballet as an art form throughout Friends University and the community.  Its mission statement is “to raise appreciation and awareness of ballet as a fine art form through fundraising for club events and/or trips, advertising for the department on and off campus through sharing and demonstrating for the general public and prospective undergraduates and to involve and inspire newcomers to the fine arts, specifically ballet.”

Art and Design Society/Kappa Pi

Sponsors: Aaron Krone, 316-295-5614, and Karen Scroggins, 316-295-5913

The mission of the Art and Design Society is to provide art and design students with a scholastic and career-development-oriented networking group. Additionally, it offers an opportunity for students to have an active presence in campus and community events.

Collegiate National Association for Music Education (CNAfME)

Sponsor: Dr. John Taylor, 316-295-5535

Composed of pre-service music educators, this organization provides students with opportunities for professional orientation and development in music education.  Membership in the collegiate chapter of this national organization is encouraged for all Music Education majors, but open to all students regardless of major. CNAfME is affiliated with The National Association for Music Education (NAfME). Members are automatically members of the Kansas Music Educators Association (KMEA) and receive copies of professional journals, including the Music Educators Journal and Music Review. Activities include attending the KMEA annual convention, the NAfME biannual convention, hosting local clinic sessions of interest, attending the K-COMTEP conference, and participating in service learning activities at Friends University. Dues to CNAfME include national and state dues plus a local assessment.

Concert Choir

Sponsor: Rolaine Hetherington, 316-295-5533

The concert choir, approximately 60 members, presents two major programs on campus: Christmas concert and spring concert. The choir performs for various civic and church organizations throughout Wichita and surrounding areas, and tours in the spring.

Drama Club/Theta Phi

Sponsor: Dr. Charles Parker, 316-295-5577

Theta Phi was formed in the fall of 1998 by Friends students with the goal of creating more interest in the theatre arts on campus. The group is open to Friends students regardless of sex, gender, age, nationality, race, creed, disability, or way of life. Members actively participate in theatre on campus and throughout the community.

English Club

Sponsor: Vicki Ronn, 316-295-5563

The English Club is open to all students who are interested in promoting literacy, participating in public service in this area and meeting socially with other students interested in creative writing and the life of the mind. The English Club is also the feeder club for admission into the International English Honors Society, Sigma Tau Delta. To be eligible for initiation into Sigma Tau Delta, students must have a 3.5 GPA in their English major and meet the service requirement. The English Club provides an opportunity to meet that service requirement.

Falcon Activities and Campus Events (FACE)

Sponsors: Jennifer Randolph, 316-295-5830, and Ashley Rivers, 316-295-5529

FACE is the main student programming board at Friends University. FACE is a branch of the Student Government Association and is comprised of six committees: Arts and Entertainment, Classics (Homecoming and Cherry Carnival), Cultural and Social Issues, Falcon Fanatics, Friends Connections, and Special Events.

Friends Community Symphony Orchestra

Sponsor: Dr. John Taylor, 316-295-5535

This orchestra is open to Friends University students, as well as Wichita community musicians. Rehearsals are held on Tuesday evenings.

Health Science Club

Sponsor: Dr. Nora Strasser, 316-295-5879

The Health Science Club exists to encourage and support Friends University Students who plan to become a medical professional by providing a social framework of like-minded individuals, increasing awareness of current medical issues, publicizing health career opportunities, assisting students with the application process for advanced educational programs, and promoting active involvement in the health and well-being of our community.

History/Political Science Club

Sponsor: Dr. Russell Fox, 316-295-5827

The Friends University History/Political Science Club is an inclusive body, open to all students within the University. It serves the University by combating voter apathy among students and promoting political literacy within the University and community. The club provides a deep understanding of political systems (local, federal and global) through student involvement in local politics and frequent participation in the Model United Nations Program.


Paul’s Pond Floor Hockey Club

Sponsor: Allen Eberwein, 316-295-5822

Paul’s Pond Hockey Club is a fun way to promote social and physical health through a vigorous game, while educating a diverse group of people on the dynamic sport of hockey.

Psychology Club

Sponsor: Bill Allan, 316-295-5891

The organization is designed to bring Psychology majors together for professional development and enrichment. This club provides social gatherings, off-campus trips to graduate schools, professional meetings and applied learning situations. Our retreats, dinners and parties also allow for faculty-student interaction outside of the classroom.

Spanish Club

Sponsor: Dr. Jerry Smartt, 316-295-5564

Membership in the Spanish Club is open to all students who are interested in community projects related to Spanish-speaking communities. The Spanish Club also supports and participates in all of the campus activities chosen by the Honor Society, Sigma Delta Pi.

Singing Quakers

Sponsor: Dr. Mark Bartel, 316-295-5553

The Singing Quakers have gained an enviable reputation as one of the most distinguished choral organizations in the country. They are an auditioned choir consisting of music majors and non-majors who have had significant choral experience. The purpose of the Singing Quakers is to present the finest choral music in a variety of styles to audiences in Wichita and throughout the United States and internationally.

Student Government Association (SGA)

Sponsor: Gary Rapp, 316-295-5838

The Friends University Student Government Association exists to uphold the mission of Friends University by serving the student body with passion and commitment. Student Government offers all students the opportunity to bring positive change to the University community. It also enables members of the CBASE student community to have their opinions heard regarding campus policies, developing trends or new ideas. SGA is comprised of an Executive Council and three branches: Senate, Falcon Student Organizations (FSO), and Falcon Activities and Campus Events (FACE). Learn more about Student Government at

The Gallery

Sponsor: Vicki Ronn, 316-295-5563

For one to three credit hours (or on a volunteer basis) students create a literary/art magazine from start to finish, including judging and editing submissions, designing and producing layout, and preparing printer-ready copy.

University Band

Sponsor: Dr. John Taylor, 316-295-5535

The band meets three times a week. Non-majors are welcome, and scholarship opportunities are available.

Veterans United

Sponsors: Dr. Dick Teter, 316-295-5899, and Dr. Ed Pearson, 316-295-5856

Veterans United brings veterans and active duty military members and their allies together to provide support and a united voice at Friends University.

Zoo Science Club

Sponsor: Dr. Patrick Mathews, 316-295-5608

This club is primarily comprised of Zoo Science and Biology-related majors but is open to anyone interested in the future of the natural world. The purpose of the club is to have fun while gaining hands-on experience and professional skills outside the school curriculum.

Academic Honor Societies

Alpha Chi College Honor Society

Sponsor: Tor Wynn, 316-295-5451

The Alpha Chi National Honor Society promotes academic excellence and exemplary character in students of all majors in the College of Business, Arts, Sciences and Education. Students are eligible for membership if they have completed at least 62 credit hours and rank in the top 5% of the junior and senior classes. Members are encouraged to participate in regional and national academic conferences and engage in community-based service learning. They are recognized at graduation and wear blue and green honor cords.

Alpha Sigma Lambda

Sponsor: Sanya Wiles, 316-295-5885

Alpha Sigma Lambda’s aim is to recognize the special achievements of adults who accomplish academic excellence while facing the competing interests of home and work. The top 20 percent of students in the College of Adult and Professional Studies (with a minimum GPA of 3.5) who have completed a minimum of 24 credit hours at Friends are eligible. At least twelve credit hours of students’ total credits should be earned in courses in Liberal Arts/Sciences.

Delta Kappa Honor Society

Sponsor: Dr. Michelle Robertson, 316-295-5609

Delta Kappa exists to mentor individuals into leadership positions in the marriage and family therapy profession, to organize scholarly opportunities for marriage and family therapy professionals to engage and apply cutting-edge research and theory to their practice, and to recognize and promote the achievements of marriage and family therapy professionals.

Mu Phi Epsilon Music Fraternity

Sponsor: Rolaine Hetherington, 316-295-5533

Mu Phi Epsilon is an International Professional Music Fraternity, whose purpose is the advancement of music throughout the world, the promotion of musicianship and scholarship, loyalty to the Alma Mater, and the development of a true bond of friendship. Students may be selected for membership, and annual dues are required.

Psi Chi National Honor Society in Psychology

Sponsor: Dr. Donna Stuber, 316-295-5663

The mission of Psi Chi is to encourage, stimulate and maintain excellence in scholarship and to advance the science of psychology. Membership is limited and is by invitation only.

Sigma Delta Pi National Collegiate Spanish Honor Society

Sponsor: Dr. Jerry Smartt, 316-295-5564

Sigma Delta Pi is the National Collegiate Hispanic Honor Society. Its purpose is to provide students opportunities to practice speaking in Spanish and interact with other students of Spanish through community learning service projects. The Sigma Delta Pi Chapter at Friends University has received the outstanding national chapter award twelve times for exemplary participation in activities on campus and in the community.

Sigma Tau Delta International English Honor Society

Sponsor: Vicki Ronn, 316-295-5563

Sigma Tau Delta is the International English Honor Society that promotes literacy through service, encourages interest in literature on campus, and honors high achievement in English language and literature. Eligibility for Sigma Tau Delta requires a 3.5 GPA in an English major, membership in the English Club and completion of the service learning requirement. All students, regardless of major, may join the English Club if they love literature or creative writing.