Office of Student Activities & Leadership
The Office of Student Activities & Leadership’s main goal and purpose is to create student enhancement and campus engagement, whether you are an on-campus, online or commuter student.
We do this through programs, 50+ student organizations, leadership opportunities, and experiences that allow Regent students to apply what they learn in the classroom. Getting involved is a great way for students to meet new people, enhance their leadership skills, and be an active part of student life.
The Department Mission is: to assist Regent students to mature as Christians and to enhance the growth of student character, spirituality, personal well-being and leadership skills, while also assisting them to become Christian Leaders to Change the World.
Key functions of this office include:
- Developing a vibrant community life among university students
- Enriching student learning
- Promoting character development
Regent University and the Office of Student Activities & Leadership seek to provide every student with the opportunity to become involved on campus, build lifelong friendships, grow personally and spiritually, and to give of their time in service to others. One way to do that is to get involved in a student organization.
Regent University Student Organizations
Below is a list of Student Organizations that are currently chartered through the Office of Student Activities & Leadership.
If you have any questions about a current student organization or have interest in starting a new club or organization, please contact Jennifer Gribble, Assistant Director of Student Life, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Alpha Epsilon Delta (AED)
AED Virginia Mu is Regent University’s Chapter of Alpha Epsilon Delta, a National Health Preprofessional Honor Society. It is an organization open to all undergraduate students dedicated to pursuing a career in the healthcare or medical fields, regardless of their major. AED Virginia Mu’s ultimate purpose is to equip members to presently serve their local communities in the Name of Jesus, and to prepare them to become world-changing Christian leaders in the healthcare and medical fields. This is accomplished by cultivating community through monthly meetings, social gatherings, and field trips; seeking opportunities to serve surrounding communities; encouraging academic excellence through study groups and practice exams; and assisting members in accessing the information, resources, and connections necessary to successful continue forward into graduate studies.
Alpha Phi Omega, Alpha Zeta Phi Chapter (APO)
Alpha Phi Omega (APO) is a National Service Fraternity which provides a foundation of leadership skills to its members that is developed through service to others. APO is the largest Greek-letter organization and the largest collegiate service organization. The organization is built on the principles of leadership, friendship, and is partnered with both the Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts of America. If you have a heart for service, want to gain some leadership skills, or desire to makes some friends on campus, Alpha Phi Omega may an organization which interests you.
Alpha Phi Sigma-Phi Zeta (APS-PZ)
Alpha Phi Sigma, also known as the Criminal Justice Honor Society, in the pursuit of Christian truth aims to promote analytical thinking and rigorous scholarship and lifelong learning. The intent is to keep members abreast of the advances in scientific research and to elevate the standards of criminal justice professions. This is done to sustain in the public mind the benefit and necessity of education and professional training.
Alpha Psi Omega
Alpha Psi Omega is the national honor society for undergraduate collegiate theatre and, with over 600 casts, is the largest national honor society in America. The Regent University Cast of APO seeks to encourage its members and theatre department to explore every faucet of theatre from a collaborative standpoint and through expanded opportunities in productions. The Regent Cast prides itself on inclusivity and the aim of increasing opportunities to perform and produce at every step in your collegiate career at Regent. Eligibility is based on a minimum 3.0 GPA, 2 completed semesters at Regent as a theatre major, and a point system, but even those who are not eligible are able to work with the cast in productions. The Regent Cast is here to serve and grow alongside our classmates and are eager to have your consideration.
Alternative Dispute Resolution Board (ADR)
The foundational mission of the Board is to bring glory to God and to His Son, Jesus Christ, through the Holy Spirit, by training students in the biblical principles and practical application of negotiation, conflict management, and resolution.
The Board’s purpose is:
- To promote and train students in the use of various methods of dispute resolution and client counseling from a biblical worldview;
- To develop, facilitate, and administer intramural and interscholastic dispute resolution and client counseling competitions;
- To assist the Faculty Advisor(s) in the selection of students eligible to represent Regent University School of Law in interscholastic dispute resolution and client counseling competitions;
- To assist faculty in the research and development of additional material for use in classroom instruction, extracurricular training, and activities;
- To assist the faculty in the training of law students in the biblical principles and arts of dispute resolution and client counseling.
Apologia is a students’ apologetics organization that equips its members and visitors to give sound theological, historical, philosophical, and scientific reasons for their belief in Jesus Christ. Through its weekly on-campus and online meetings, Apologia seeks to stimulate apologetics-related discussion by exploring culturally relevant issues within the context of a biblical worldview and Christian truth. We encourage dialogue on secularism and help answer life’s pressing questions. Apologia is a platform where Christian thinkers can interact and exchange ideas through public discussion, lecture, or debate. And so our weekly meetings utilize a variety of formats: lectures, video presentations, panel discussions, debates, etc. Our overarching desire is to empower students to grow deeper in their knowledge of and love for God and to effectively share that knowledge and love with others by building relationships and promoting Christian discipleship.
Asian Pacific American Law Student Association (APALSA)
There is nothing more honorable in the human endeavor than to bear witness to the truth of Jesus Christ. We, the Asian Pacific American Law Student Association, seek to act upon this principle. Our mission is to foster the exchange of ideas and promote a deeper understanding of the legal, political, and social status of Asian Pacific Americans in society; to encourage leadership, participation, and involvement in the greater Asian Pacific American community; and to inspire law students and legal professionals to serve the interest and aspirations of Asian Pacific Americans and all diverse populations.
Association of Black Psychologists (ABPsi)
The Regent University Student Chapter of ABPsi is part of a national professional organization of psychologists and other social-behavioral scientists interested in improving the quality of life of African Americans and other racial minority populations. Our goal is to have a positive impact on the mental health of the national Black community by means of planning, programs, services, training, and advocacy. Our objectives include organizing our skills and abilities to influence necessary change, and to address ourselves to significant social problems affecting the Black community and other segments of the population whose needs society has not fulfilled.
Black Law Students Association (BLSA)
The Black Law Student Association is dedicated to encouraging and supporting Minority law students, and advocating for the legal needs of the Black community through open forums and membership to individuals from all backgrounds and races in order to approach problems holistically and ethically
Business Law Society (BLS)
The Business Law Society is a group of Regent University School of Law students and professors dedicated to a deeper understanding of business law, transaction law, marketplace forces affecting the law, and the economic concerns of serving clients. It includes a focus on taxation and intellectual property owing to the hiatus of the clubs previously serving law students studying those topics. Led by Professor Brad Lingo and drawing from the instruction of many other RUSL professors, the Business Law Society creates an enriching, ongoing discussion of topics to sharpen the skills of our graduates. There are no collegiate competitions and members produce no work-product, but instead the Society gathers to hear guest lecturers, learn through presentations by professors, and undertake acts of service to RUSL. Transaction lawyers are often serving clients that are not in a controversy; the Society seeks to remind students that creative, polite, and economically efficient outcomes are the norm for most transaction attorneys. Additionally, the Society seeks to remind students that transaction litigation can be done with business savvy and with Christian humility that does not detract from the client’s outcomes. Both the conciliatory side and the adversarial side of transaction law are discussed regularly. The internal governance of the Business Law Society offers opportunity for RUSL students to serve the Society as any of several elected officials with corresponding duties, with the experienced gained through such service an appropriate addition to a resume. Finally, in seeking to move beyond rhetoric, the Society also supports Law Chapel regularly through volunteer chapel hosts as well as finical backing.
Chi Sigma Iota, Alpha Omega Chapter (CSI)
Chi Sigma Iota is the international honor society of professional counseling and for professional counselors. It was established in 1985 through the efforts of leaders in the profession of counseling whose desire was to provide recognition for outstanding achievement as well as outstanding service within the profession. CSI was created for counselors-in-training, counselor educators, and professional counselors whose career commitment is to research and service through professional counseling.
Our mission is to promote scholarship, research, professionalism, leadership and excellence in counseling, and to recognize high attainment in the pursuit of academic and clinical excellence in the profession of counseling. Our symbols and colors were chosen to reflect our mission and values: white for virtue, blue for trustworthiness and integrity. Our Strategic Plan and Bylaws provide information about the purposes of and membership requirements for the Society.
Chi Sigma Iota has a rich history, summarized in pictures in our CSI Scrapbook, Annual Awards Program and Year in Review, and description of activities and accomplishments of the Society, working alone and in conjunction with other counseling associations to provide services to members of the counseling profession. A listing of past-presidents is included, as these persons reflect the rich tradition of excellence that is the hallmark of Chi Sigma Iota.
Christian Association for Psychological Studies (CAPS)
CAPS is a professional organization dedicated to connecting Christian mental health professionals and researching clinical issues and literature through a theological lens. The Regent chapter of CAPS seeks to facilitate discussions in the PsyD program about what it means to be a Christian in the psychology field.
Christian Legal Society (CLS)
The Christian Legal Society seeks to fulfill God’s command found in Micah 6:8 by bringing glory to God by inspiring, encouraging, and equipping Christian lawyers and law students, both individually and in community, to proclaim, love, and serve Jesus Christ through the study and practice of law, through the provision of legal assistance to the poor and needy, and through the defense of the inalienable rights to life and religious freedom. This student chapter aims to reach students through their entire time in law school, to encourage fostering their faith and be ready once they are lawyers. This chapter also provides networking through the annual conference to help students make and maintain mentors and friends.
Christians United for Israel (CUFI)
The purpose of CUFI is to provide a campus forum through which every Royal can speak and act with one voice in support of Israel in matters related to Biblical issues. CUFI-RU shall show Christian support for the State of Israel and to “pray for the peace of Jerusalem” and all its inhabitants (Psalm 122, Isaiah 62).
Cinema Scope: A Film Club
CinemaScope is a club for anyone who is interested in filmmaking and wants to get involved. Here, fellow film lovers will be able to make great connections and even better films. There is so much information that you won’t learn in class so our bi-weekly meetings are focused on providing our members as much valuable information as possible. The film industry is all about making connections and this club is the perfect way to network.
College Republicans recruits and trains young conservatives to advance Republican goals and ideas. We work with local, state, and federal campaigns to get Republicans elected to all levels of office. We mobilize young people to defend conservative values and help them get their foot in the door in the political world.
College Student Leadership Board (CSLB)
We are the problem-solvers, representatives, and voices of Regent students. Our organization has three main components. First, we focus on professional and spiritual mentorship for our board members. Second, we proactively and reactively respond to student questions, concerns, and suggestions. Third, we initiate events to serve the Virginia Beach community.
Council of Graduate Students (COGS)
“COGS is a student organization that serves as a bridge between the graduate administration and students. As an organization that supports the needs of graduate students, our goals include:
- To promote the university’s commitment to biblical principles and spiritual development.
- To advocate and represent the student body’s collective ideas, interests and concerns to the administration and vice versa.
- To facilitate the interchange of ideas and programs among the respective graduate schools within the university.
- To assist the administration in fostering a quality academic environment.
COGS also hosts a variety of events during the school year to support and foster a united community at Regent University. COGS maintains school-specific committees in order to ensure that the needs of each school are met. As this organization exists to serve graduate students on campus, we urge you, the students, to make your voice heard and come see your COGS senator today.”
ENACTUS is an organization focused on serving others using entrepreneurial actions. The primary purpose is to address the UN’s goals for sustainable development including no poverty, zero hunger, quality education, affordable and clean energy, among others. Through the development of sustainable projects we are able to address these issues in new and innovating ways. Many non-profit organizations focus on addressing the symptoms of the world’s problems, while ENACTUS seeks to address the root cause by empowering individuals to rise above their own circumstances.
Federalist Society (Fed Soc)
The Federalist Society is a non-partisan conservative and libertarian organization dedicated to the principles that the state exists to preserve freedom, that the separation of governmental powers is central to our Constitution, and that it is emphatically the province and duty of the judiciary to say what the law is, not what it should be.
The Federalist Society also believes that federalism; limited, constitutional government; and the rule of law are central to the preservation of individual freedom and traditional values. The Society seeks to promote the application of these principles through open and balanced debate, programs, and publications.
Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA)
Do you have a passion for building a Christian community among athletes and local students? If so, the Fellowship of Christian Athletes is the organization for you. Although this organization is geared towards athletes, everyone one is welcomed! FCA is a place where student athletes & students can come together as one to learn & grow spiritually in their relationship with God with the help of fellowship, athletic games, a special word, & worship.
Fellowship Student Ambassador Chapter
The Fellowship Student Ambassador Hineini Chapter educates the next generation of student leaders to understand why they should care about Israel, her people, and the Jewish roots of their faith.
First Edition is Regent University’s premiere a cappella group. Our goal is to serve Christ and to utilize our gifts to glorify God through performing music. Psalm 98:4 says, “Shout for joy to the Lord, all the earth, burst into jubilant song with music.” As such, 1 Edition strives to bring joy to our listeners and bring honor to God in worship and in song.
Hispanic Law Students Association (HLSA)
HLSA helps to foster in the membership of an awareness of and commitment to the needs of the Hispanic Population, both legal and otherwise, through community service projects. The organization promotes the academic achievement and retention of Hispanic Law Students at Regent University School of Law.
Ice Hockey Club (RHC)
Regent University Club Hockey is an ACHA division 3 program that was founded in 2017. If you have been playing hockey for a few years and want to play competitively this is the club for you. We seek to be a strong team at the college level for the next school year, while displaying Christian values in all that we do. If you are interested, please reach out to us.
At INO MED (Innovative Medicine), we desire to explore emerging resources and opportunities for Regent University students to raise interest in careers in business-centered healthcare and technology sectors. Further, INO MED strives to provide Regent students with unique proficiency and understanding of technological advances, which excels participating students to explore future careers chances in healthcare.
Technology in medicine grows at a blinding pace and impacts today’s and future markets alike. Therefore, students will benefit from remaining engaged with the latest advances in emerging technologies and exploring ways to make healthcare more affordable and accessible to people inside the US.
Intellectual Property & Entertainment Law Society (IPELS)
The Intellectual Property and Entertainment Law Society (IPELS) provides a forum for Regent law students and legal professionals to network and discuss the subjects of intellectual property, entertainment, and sports law. The goal of IPELS is to educate Regent law students regarding legal issues and potential employment in these areas and encourage Christian involvement and participation in these fields. IPELS desires to operate as a witness of the good news of Jesus Christ to the Intellectual Property, Entertainment, and Sports Law communities at large.
International City/County Management Association (ICMA)
ICMA Student Chapter welcomes and cultivate an inclusive and talented group of individuals to form part of the next generation of local management leaders. The chapter strives to introduce and integrate students into the local government management profession, as well as creating connections with ICMA members, resources, and the ICMA Code of Ethics. As an integral part of ICMA’s Next Generation Initiatives, chapters aim to establish connections between ICMA, schools, students, state associations, and managers.
International Student Organization (ISO)
Are you an international student? Even better, are you an international student that wants to share your experience here at Regent with local and international students? If so, the International Student Organization is the place for YOU! The International Student Organization (ISO) strives to engage international students and others in the Regent community through educational and culturally enriching events and activities. ISO is an organization that wants all international students to feel at home. And if you are a local student, we are glad for you to join and experience the many cultures and traditions that enhance the Regent campus from all around the globe.
Intramural Sports Board (ISB)
The Intramural Sports Board is your place to be! Offering fun ways to stay active, ISB has a large slate of events they offer annually. Seasons of Flag Football, Soccer, Volleyball, and Basketball compliment single day events such as Spikeball, Slip and Slide Kickball, 3 on 3 Tournaments, and more. ISB is also the hub for Club Sports. There are always leadership positions available if you are passionate about sports!!
The Regent University Investment Club aims to educate students on the basics of fundamentalist investing in the market. We aim to teach students how to evaluate a company’s viability in an investment portfolio based off various economics and financial variables. This is done primarily though the collective building and management of a club portfolio.
Journal of Global Justice & Public Policy (JGJPP)
Journal of Global Justice and Public Policy (JGJPP) is Regent University School of Law’s premier academic journal presenting original legal research related to the study of international human rights. JGJPP is committed to publishing interdisciplinary literature critically analyzing the significant social challenges and the persistent legal issues affecting the marginalized, disenfranchised, indigent, and abused, and works in association with the Center for Global Justice, Human Rights, and the Rule of Law. JGJPP is led by a team of select law student editors, publishes biannually, and regularly organizes and sponsors conferences, symposia, ethnic enrichment experiences, and student events/ activities.
Kappa Delta Pi (KDP)
We are the Alpha Iota Omicron Chapter of Kappa Delta Pi, International Honor Society in Education. We are Christian pre-service educators promoting excellence in education and promoting fellowship among those dedicated to teaching. Membership in this honor society is for Teacher Education students who demonstrate high academic achievement, leadership, and service to others. Membership is by invitation only.
Kappa Delta Pi (KDP), International Honor Society in Education, was founded in 1911. For over a century, the Society has consistently grown, starting with a local chapter to become the international organization it is today, with an initiated membership that exceeds 1.2 million nationwide. Using a variety of programs, services, and resources, KDP supports and advances educators throughout the phases and levels of their teaching careers (KDP, 2018, para. 1).
Lambda Pi Eta, Chi Alpha Chapter (LPH)
Chi Alpha Chapter of Lambda Pi Eta, the National Communication Association’s Honor Society is a highly prestigious National Honors Society for students in the Field of Communication. Lambda Pi Eta offers student members a chance to bolster their resumes, gain valuable internship opportunities, and find employment leads not available anywhere else in the field.
To be eligible for membership in Lambda Pi Eta, you must meet four requirements:
- At least 60 credit hours as of the semester you are accepted for membership
- At least 12 credit hours in Communications courses
- An overall GPA of at least 3.00
- A GPA of 3.25 in Communications (COMM) courses
Law Review (RULR)
Regent University Law Review (“Law Review”) is the premier publication of the Regent University School of Law. The Law Review provides a forum for a variety of authors to publish scholarly articles on the law from a Christian perspective.
The Law Review is a vital tool in accomplishing our law school’s mission of engaging the world with academic excellence from a Christian worldview. The Law Review has helped Regent University build its national reputation for Christian academic excellence through the publication of many well-respected authors, including Clarence Thomas, John Ashcroft, Michael McConnell, Michael Paulsen, Nancy Pearcey, and many others.
Furthermore, the Law Review is an effective marketing tool for Regent University and enhances its national reputation. Issues of the Law Review appear in law libraries across the nation and can be accessed throughout the world using online databases such as LexisNexis, HeinOnline, and Westlaw. Currently, the Law Review’s subscriber base includes the majority of American law school libraries.
The Law Review accomplishes its mission with the assistance of student editors and staff members. Law Review members are selected on the basis of academic merit and writing ability. Members gain valuable experience by writing and editing the Law Review under the guidance of law school faculty. In addition, the Law Review provides invaluable training and experience to its members, from the initial orientation program, to intensive research and source-gathering, to thoroughly editing a piece for publication. As a condition of membership, student staff members are also required to author and seek publication of their own original scholarly work. This unique training and experience enables Law Review members to qualify for highly sought after employment opportunities and positions of influence in the legal community upon graduation.
In addition to publishing fall and spring issues of the Law Review, the Law Review Board of Editors and Staff plan to host an annual symposium in the fall of 2020. The topic for this year’s symposium has been finalized by the Law Review Board Members under the guidance of Law School faculty and administration.
Master of Arts in Law Student Association (MLSA)
The Master of Arts in Law Students Association (MLSA) exists to enhance the educational, professional, social, and spiritual lives of M.A. in Law students located around the world, while impacting our communities through Christian leadership and advancing principles of law and justice at Regent University School of Law. MLSA strives to provide opportunities to share Jesus Christ to unbelievers, foster fellowship, and promote unity within Regent’s academic community, through utilization of a large online platform.
Model UN Society
The Model United Nations Student Organization focuses on international politics. We aim to assist students in their endeavors to study and practically implement diplomatic skills through participation in negotiations, practicing public speaking, and building a sense of camaraderie. By going to and possibly hosting conferences, our team will be able to serve as an example of what it means to be Christ-Like Competitors. We will strive for excellence in all things, while setting the example of Regent’s Mission.
Moot Court Board (Law MCB)
The Regent School of Law Moot Court Board began in 1993 and has continued for several years under the direction of Professor Michael Hernandez. The Board began with only eight members, but they had a goal to present opportunities to help Regent Law School students to develop skills to be successful advocates in the legal profession.
The Moot Court Board included this mission in its Constitution, which it adopted in 1994. Since that time, the Moot Court Board has expanded to up to 10 Board members and includes positions for 12 associates. The Moot Court Board works within the Regent Law School community by hosting the annual Regent Cup Competition in the fall for second and third year law school students, and the annual 1L Moot Court Competition in the spring. The Moot Court Board also assists Regent students in the development of oral and written advocacy skills through participation in various external regional and national competitions.
Additionally, the Moot Court Board also hosts two Interscholastic Competitions each year. The American Collegiate Competition, which is held in the fall, provides undergraduate students with the opportunity to experience the reality of the legal profession. Every fall semester, the Moot Court Board also hosts the Leroy R. Hassell, Sr. National Constitutional Law Moot Court Competition. Law school students from around the nation participate in this competition and receive key insights from distinguished judges, attorneys, and professors to improve their oral and written advocacy skills.
National Cybersecurity Student Association
The National Cybersecurity Student Association enhances the educational and professional development of cybersecurity students through activities, networking, and collaboration. The Regent University chapter supports our cybersecurity educational programs, inspires career awareness, and encourages efforts to increase the number of graduates in the field. The vision of the National Cybersecurity Student Association is to cultivate a national community that supports students in their cybersecurity endeavors through extracurricular activities, career opportunities, mentoring, and keep them at the forefront of cybersecurity trends.
The Newman Club is the Catholic group on campus, including undergraduate and graduate students of the Catholic faith. Newman hosts biweekly Mass on campus that is open to students, faculty, and staff, as well as biweekly Rosary prayer groups, Divine Mercy Chaplet prayer, Lectio Divina, and various opportunities for consecration (for Fall 2020, Marian Consecration). If you are Catholic and looking for community, the Newman Club is the place for you!
Phi Alpha Delta Law Fraternity (PAD)
Phi Alpha Delta (PAD) is an International Law Fraternity that was founded in 1902. PAD is the largest legal organization in the United States, second only to the American Bar Association. The Regent University Washington Chapter was established in 2008. The mission of PAD is “Service to the student, the school, the profession, and the community.” Our mission at Regent University School of Law is to advance the integrity, compassion and courage of its members through networking, community service activities, academic excellence, health and wellness, and professional development. Visit www.pad.org for membership information and find “Regent Law Phi Alpha Delta – Washington Chapter” on Facebook for chapter specific information.
Pi Sigma Alpha (PSA)
Alpha Epsilon Theta proudly serves students as Regent University’s chapter of Pi Sigma Alpha, the National Political Science Honor Society. Alpha Epsilon Theta is committed to stimulating productive scholarship and intelligent interest in the subject of government and to advancing and diffusing knowledge on issues related to political science. Members of this organization include students in the Robertson School of Government (RSG) and students in the College of Arts and Sciences. Qualifications for membership include completion of at least three government or political science courses (transfer students must have completed at least two of the three courses at Regent). In addition, a minimum of a 3.3 overall GPA for undergraduates and a minimum of a 3.8 overall GPA for graduate students are required.
Psi Chi is an international honor society whose purpose is to encourage, stimulate, and maintain excellence in scholarship of the individual members in psychology. Regent University’s chapter of Psi Chi seeks to prepare its members for their work in psychology as scientists and clinicians by providing information panels, Q&A sessions, and prospects for seeking internship and research opportunities.
Psych Club exists to provide a space where Regent University psychology students and others interested in the field can fellowship with one another and explore the fascinating world of psychology. Through monthly meetings and events, we create a place where students can learn more about the field of psychology, prepare for psychology career opportunities, and enjoy fellowship with others who are passionate about psychology. We would love for you to join us!
Public Interest Legal Advocates of Regent (PILAR)
Public Interest Legal Advocates of Regent (PILAR) is a group that is focused on providing students information about careers in the public sector and helping students get connected to those careers. Careers in the public sector are focused on providing legal services to those who cannot afford it. Careers range from working in a prosecutor or public defender’s office, working at legal aid, working for a non-profit, doing pro-bono work, and many other opportunities!
Regent ELITE: eSports Gaming Club
RE is a combination of students from the gaming scene, combined with experienced professionals and managers. Continuity and skill development are our goals. We believe that proper mentorship we will use this organization to further push the school’s mission of creating Christian Leaders to Change the World. We are not just about playing video games. Our main mission is the school’s mission, just for us instead of using classroom studies and curriculum as our tools we will use the power of video games. Gaming brings people together. This Club Sport will allow us the opportunity to reach more students and let them know we value them and what they love. While doing that we will increase their social/emotional development, enhance their critical thinking, organizational and teamwork skills. Along with those, we will be teaching other valuable skills related to Social Media, Networking, Event Planning, Video Streaming Skills, Sports Commentary are some of the skills our players will learn.
Elevated above Nazareth two thousand years ago, Christ stood before of the judgmental eyes of men in the synagogue, reading from the scroll of Isaiah:
The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he has anointed me to proclaim good news to the poor. He has sent me to proclaim liberty to the captives and recovering of sight to the blind, to set at liberty those who are oppressed, to proclaim the year of the Lord’s favor (Luke 4:18-19).
He confidently rolled the scroll and returned it to its rightful place before turning to the multitude and declaring that the words were fulfilled in Him.
As His Regents, leaders standing in place of our Lord until He returns, we take the responsibility of loving and serving others as He would, proclaiming the good news of liberty in our broken world. Regent’s RESCUE Initiative recognizes the specific heart-breaking oppression known as human trafficking that is so often overlooked domestically.
In 2019, the Polaris Project identified 189 victims in the state of Virginia alone, many of which were reported in VA Beach and surrounding areas. This number does little to portray the desperate need for a solution as the issue is under-reported and under-researched with several hundred thousand victims across the United States. Moreover, more than half of survivors report that they attended school while being trafficked. This is not an overseas problem, but one taking place daily in our own backyard, if not on our campus.
Who We Are. The Regent RESCUE Initiative is the founding chapter of a student organization that aims to increase trafficking awareness and ultimately victim identification through a tri-fold approach of educating, resourcing, and supporting local, regional, national, and global organizations in this pursuit. Regent’s chapter of the RESCUE Initiative will rescue human dignity through:
R esource Provision
E ducation of the Community
S tudent Service
C ultivation of Christian Identity
U nification of the Chapter
E mpowerment of Others
What We Do. The RESCUE Initiative is organized into four distinct committees to best meet the needs of the campus and local communities. These include Campus Outreach, Community Outreach, Spiritual Life, and Media and Marketing. Each of these will be led by coordinators that make up the executive board under the supervision of a president and faculty advisor and meet individually with their committees as necessary.
Campus Outreach is the heart of the student organization, planning and executing Regent University sanctioned events that promote the student organization and improve awareness in the campus community. The campus outreach coordinator facilitates event planning for the Regent community and works closely with the marketing coordinator to educate the campus on the anti-trafficking climate.
Community Outreach, on the other hand, identifies community partners, churches and nonprofits, to foster productive relationships that provide resources to both the organization and anti-trafficking efforts. The Community Outreach Coordinator communicates with active and prospective partners to convey who we are, what we do, and how the RESCUE Initiative can contribute to the community. As such, they will also facilitate community events such as fundraisers with church partners and student service projects.
The Media and Marketing Committee is responsible for broadcasting campus and community events through the various mediums of print advertisements, social media sites, and Regent sponsored productions. They plan to work closely with campus outreach to use these means for education and resource provision to the campus and community. The Marketing Director oversees social media accounts and communicates effectively with each committee to ensure events are well-advertised and the public is actively engaged.
Finally, Spiritual Life serves as an internal means to ensure the personal growth and mutual edification of RESCUE Initiative members. As committee membership remains by application only, members are dedicated to the pursuit of anti-trafficking and united by their identity and mission in Christ. The Spiritual Life Director guides the vision of the student organization by encouraging members in a unified mission through the coordination of devotional resources and providing biblical insight into trafficking issues.
As Regent University grows, the RESCUE Initiative is overjoyed to have this opportunity to conform to the mind of Christ by resourcing anti-trafficking efforts with the help of students, faculty, and community partners. As we proclaim liberty to the captives, may we embrace our freedom in Christ to love and serve as His anointed.
Sigma Tau Delta (STD)
As Regent University’s English Honors Society, the first and foremost mission of Sigma Tau Delta is to confer distinction on those that have achieved excellence in their field. However, we also possess a strong foundation of community and artistic culture. Whether reading our writing in a group setting, gathering around a literary movie night, or participating in creative competitions, Sigma Tau Delta acts as an opportunity for both English and non-English Majors to join in sharing the books and creativity that they love.
Student Activities Board (SAB)
SAB plans and runs events for students throughout the entire year. From free coffee and donuts for a quiet night in the student center, to the biggest formal dance of the year. The Student Activities Board plans it all, and they’d love to have you join the fun in this new year!
Student Bar Association (SBA)
The Student Bar Association of Regent University School of Law serves to act as a liaison between the Regent Law student body and administration, advocate for the best interests through elected representatives, and promote community and events. Among the many different programs we facilitate, promote, and host are the annual Barrister’s Ball, sponsorship of chapel events throughout the semester, facilitation of the student-to-student mentorship program, and hosting the graduation banquet. In short, we are here to serve you, the students of the School of Law.
Students for Life (RUSFL)
Students for Life is a pro-life advocacy group dedicated to protecting unborn children and serving mothers in need. If you’re looking to get involved in the pro-life movement, SFL is the club for you! They sponsor a variety of events, from hosting pro-life apologetics trainings, to volunteering for the local Crisis Pregnancy Center, to campaigning for pro-life candidates, to serving at fundraiser banquets and lobbying at the Marches for Life. SFL has a place for you to get involved in the pro-life cause no matter what your strengths or interests are.
Student Veterans of America
Regent University Student Veterans of America Chapter is a student organization dedicated to assisting the military community as well as committed to helping today’s scholars transform from yesterday’s warriors into tomorrow’s Christian leaders through the power of education. We are dedicated to uniting the veteran community online and on campus. Our community is unlike any other. We all share a bond that no other community has, a bond of service, sacrifice, honor, courage, and commitment.
The Boardroom is a club that is designed to be a place for students to come together and play a variety of tabletop games. The hope for our organization is that students and professors will play board games while building community. By coming together, both groups will be able to engage with each other in a non-academic setting and use their minds in a relaxed and yet challenging way.
Thomistic Institute Chapter
The Thomistic Institute Chapter at Regent University is dedicated to strengthening the intellectual formation of Christian students and faculty interested in the theological and philosophical tradition of Thomas Aquinas. The Thomistic Institute will coordinate 2-3 speaking engagements per semester with the Dominican House of Studies in Washington D.C. We hope to enrich the intellectual formation of Regent students, specifically in the Honors College, through our speaking engagements. Our speaking events will take place in person or, if necessary, virtually through Zoom.
Trial Advocacy Board
The Trial Advocacy Board (TAB) assists in training law students in the art of trial advocacy and procedural litigation skills, while integrating Christian ideals into the courtroom, with the ultimate goal of molding students into aggressive Christian advocates. The Trial Advocacy Board will achieve this mission by the following: providing students with opportunities to attend and compete in national trial advocacy competitions, hosting periodic seminars for Board members, sponsoring an annual intramural trial advocacy competition, and creating camaraderie among peers in an environment that allows learning and teaching opportunities.
Turning Point USA
Turning Point USA at Regent University will be a hub for conservative activism. We are here to educate students on conservative values and open their minds to new political views. We do not endorse any political party or candidate, and we do not take any stances on social issues. Our core values are not to tell students how to think or who to vote for, but we are fighting to preserve a country where debating social issues, democracy, and freedom of speech and ideas is allowed. We do that by promoting freedom, free markets, and limited government.
Undergraduate Debate Association (RUDA)
Welcome to the Regent Undergraduate Debate Association (RUDA), Regent’s premier undergraduate debate and Moot Court team! We are a proud member of the American Moot Court Association, which currently ranks our Moot Court team among the Top 10 in the nation. Since 2015, we have earned over 50 awards at regional and national Moot Court competitions, and have even won as high as 3rd in the nation. Aside from our awards, we believe that Moot Court is a fantastic activity for all students because it promotes strong public speaking skills, critical thinking skills, and healthy competition. Regardless of their majors, students who participate in Moot Court are greatly rewarded by their experience with our hard-working, fun-loving team!
Virginia Bar Association Law School Council
The Virginia Bar Association Law School Council (VBA LSC) at Regent facilitates connecting Regent Law students with both the state and local bar associations. It is a branch of the Virginia Bar Association through its Young Lawyers Division. The mission of the Virginia Bar Association remains as timely today as it was in 1888, when the Association was founded. Its goals to promote the highest professional standards, work to improve the law and the administration of justice, and advance collegial relations among lawyers has contributed to its rich heritage. Moreover, as a voluntary association, it is free to initiate public service projects free from the legal constraints applicable to a mandatory bar.
The VBA LSC hosts various networking and service events throughout the school year. To be notified of upcoming events, become a member of the VBA LSC by emailing the current President at email@example.com from your Regent student email account. Membership is free! VBA LSC members are strongly encouraged to take advantage of the unique opportunity to join the official Virginia Bar Association for free by filling out the short application found on the VBA’s website.
Women’s Law Association
The Women’s Law Association (“WLA”) is a collegiate chapter of the National Women of Law Students’ Organization (“NWLSO”) of Ms. JD, a national community that provides a forum for dialogue and networking among practicing and aspiring female lawyers. The WLA aims to increase the representation of women in the legal profession by raising awareness of relevant issues and fostering a strong, empowering community among practicing and aspiring female attorneys. The WLA encourages female law students to be advocates for Christ in and outside the Courtroom.
Young Americans for Liberty
Young Americans for Liberty (YAL) is the largest, most active, and fastest-growing pro-Liberty organization on United States campuses. With more than 900 YAL chapters and well over 300,000 young activists nationwide, YAL seeks to identify, educate, train, and mobilize young people committed to winning on principle.
At YAL, we fight passionately to preserve the Constitution and fight for Liberty values. The goal of our campus chapters is to raise awareness of these issues and get students involved in our rapidly expanding Liberty movement. In addition to campus activities, the goal of our chapter at Regent is to provide students job opportunities, internships, and invaluable networking opportunities. These opportunities may come from the national YAL organization, local campaigns, state campaigns, national campaigns, etc. At YAL, we do not just talk, we do; we are not silent when it comes to our beloved, sacred, God-given Liberties.
The Regent University Student Activities Board is an organization that provides entertainment, activities, cultural and educational experiences for the campus. The board exists to maintain campus traditions and enrich the community of Regent University. Its members serve the campus in order to provide a holistic collegiate experience.
The Board is a great way to get involved with Regent’s campus, learn valuable leadership & organizational skills, and work to accomplish goals within a team. We’d love to have you as a part of our Board! If you would like to become a member of the Student Activities Board, please fill out our application and we’ll contact you soon.
Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Get involved with the Student Activities Board!
2021-2022 SAB Officers
President: Leila Haddad
Vice President: Kerri Houston
Secretary: Caleb Jones
Treasurer: Sarah Burr
Organization & Oversight Chair: Sophia Radabaugh
Entertainment Committee Chair: Bailey Wilkins
International Culture and Education Committee Chair: Ruth Dorilas
Marketing Committee Chair: Kelsey Goodson
Traditions Committee Chair: Kari Ansell
The College Student Leadership Board (CSLB) of Regent University serves the undergraduate student body in creating a vibrant campus atmosphere by working closely with the students, staff, and faculty.
CSLB Key Responsibilities Include:
- Internal professional and spiritual mentorship to equip campus and community leaders
- Proactively and reactively respond to student questions, concerns, and suggestions for a healthy campus
- We initiate events to serve the Virginia Beach community.
- We act as the bridge between students and the University administration
Please contact us at email@example.com.
2021-2022 CSLB Officers
President: Peter Ferrulli
Vice President: John Klaves
VP of Events: Jessica Neer
VP of Community Relations: Emily Coston
Senior Representative: Daniel Campbell
Junior Representative: Drew Zinn
Sophomore Representative: Elianna Dickens
Freshman Representative: Hailey Todd
Commuter/Online Representative: Elijah Prakash
Social Media & Graphics Representative: Arjola Mullaj
2021-2022 CSLB Officer Bios
Hello! My name is Peter Ferrulli, and I am from Winchester, Virginia. I am a junior at Regent studying psychology with minors in Christianity & Culture, and Leadership. I love lifestyle photography and spending time with close friends.
Hello! My name is John Klaves, and I am from Milwaukee, Wisconsin. I am a junior at Regent studying Cinema Television with a minor in Business. I enjoy filming and photographing weddings.
VP of Events
Hello! My name is Jessica Neer, and I am from North Carolina. I am a sophomore here at Regent studying English and History. My dream job is to one day become an attorney.
VP of Community Relations
Hello! My name is Emily Coston, and I am from Clare, Michigan. I am a junior here at Regent studying Business with a concentration in General Management. My dream is to become an owner and operator of a veterinary practice.
Hello! My name is Daniel Campbell, and I am from Charlotte, North Carolina. I am a senior here at Regent finishing my studies in Computer Science with a minor in English. My dream job is to write for a tv show.
Hello! My name is Drew Zinn, and I am from Fredericksburg, Virginia. I am a junior here at Regent studying Government with a minor in Business. I hope to one day become a political commentator or constitutional lawyer.
Hello! My name is Elianna Dickens, and I am from Hampton, Virginia. I am a sophomore here at Regent studying Human Resource Management. My goal is to utilize my degree to become a Leadership Consultant.
Hello! My name is Hailey Todd, and I am from Dayton, Ohio. I am a sophomore here at Regent studying Government with a concentration in Pre-Law. My goal in life is to become a supreme court justice.
Hello! My name is Elijah Prakash, and I am from Chesapeake, Virginia. I am a junior here at Regent studying Business and Christian Ministry. My goal is to become and Evangelist/Missionary to preach the gospel around the world.
Social Media & Graphics Representative
The Council of Graduate Students (COGS) is a student organization that serves as a bridge between the graduate administration and students. As an organization that supports the needs of graduate students, our goals include:
- To promote the university’s commitment to biblical principles and spiritual development.
- To advocate and represent the student body’s collective ideas, interests and concerns to the administration and vice versa.
- To facilitate the interchange of ideas and programs among the respective graduate schools within the university.
- To assist the administration in fostering a quality academic environment.
COGS also hosts a variety of events during the school year to support and foster a united community at Regent University. COGS maintains school-specific committees in order to ensure that the needs of each school are met. As this organization exists to serve graduate students on campus, we urge you, the students, to make your voice heard and come see your COGS senator today.
For school specific concerns, please email the senators currently serving your school. Senators and executive board members are also available during their office hours in the COGS office. Office hours for each senator will be posted outside our office, located in the Student Center 112. Alternatively, you can contact us directly by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or calling 757.352.4697.
2022 COGS OFFICERS
School of Communication & the Arts
School of Divinity
School of Psychology & Counseling
School of Communication & the Arts
Students who want to serve in COGS must:
- Be full-time, on-campus students enrolled in a graduate program at Regent University.
- Be in good financial and disciplinary standing with their schools and meet minimum GPA requirements.
- Be able to attend weekly meetings and training seminars.
- Be available to serve a one-year term (for senators) or a one-semester term (for representatives and chaplains).
- Attend an interest meeting following the submission of an application.
How to Vote
- Sign into the MyRegent Portal.
- Click on the Genisys tab at the top of the page.
- Click on the “Personal Information” link.
- Click on the “Answer a Survey” link.
Please remember to vote for your senator during election periods for each semester.
Congratulations on your upcoming Graduation from Regent University!
On behalf of the Office of Student Activities & Leadership, we would like to invite you to our 5th Annual Graduation Celebration!
We have reserved the picnic area at Harbor Park for the Norfolk Tides Baseball game on Saturday, April 23, 2022.
The game begins at 6:35 p.m. and we will be enjoying the picnic from 6:50 p.m. – 8:20 p.m. The picnic will include a buffet of Fried Chicken, Pork BBQ, Italian Sausage, Potato Salad, Potato Chips, Cole Slaw, Cookies, Sodas, and all the Hot Dogs you can eat! There will also be post-game fireworks.
The game is against the Durham Bulls (the Tampa Bay Rays Triple A Affiliate). Unfortunately, we will not be providing transportation from Regent University.
The Harbor Park address is: 150 Park Avenue, Norfolk, VA 23510. Onsite parking is $6 per car.
Tickets are just $10 for graduates and $15 for guests. This includes your food and a seat ticket to the game. You will be contacted when the physical tickets are available for pick up. You may bring up to 3 guests (for a total of 4 tickets per person), but all purchases have to be made by graduating students. If you are in need of more than 4 tickets, please contact our office directly. If you are unable to come to campus to pick up your tickets, we can arrange for special pick-up the day of the game.
Please contact Amber Steele at email@example.com if you have any additional questions!
We hope to see you at the ballpark!
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