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With a student population of a few thousand, you might be afraid of being one more face in the crowd. Don’t worry. BJU’s societies help you meet new friends and get involved in activities including sports, outreach and prayer meeting.

What are societies?

Societies are designed to encourage productive, cooperative and godly relationships that display Christlike character. Each society communicates its specific mission through its motto, mascot and theme verse.

Societies operate according to an officer system. You’ll have the chance to develop leadership skills by serving in various offices like president, vice president, chaplain, chorister, secretary and treasurer. The officers plan society meetings, prayer meetings, outings and outreach opportunities.

The goal of the camaraderie, activities and prayer meetings is to channel the Gospel and love for each other into a focus on service to the campus, local churches and the surrounding communities.

Societies can help you develop others-serving relationships through community service projects and campus outreach ministries. The purpose of outreach ministries is to extend the Gospel to the community. Society members recognize a need and organize a group to meet it with the Gospel.

Each semester, your society hosts a stag (members only) outing or a dating outing. Stag outings promote community through a variety of excursions, from intense sports like white-water rafting and paintball, to laid-back activities like roller-skating and hiking. For a dating outing, you can, as the name implies, bring a date or friend. These outings can be anything from a formal banquet to horse-back riding.

Society Sports

The society sports program at BJU revolves around both men’s and women’s societies. You’ll be able to try out for as many sports as your society offers. If you don’t play sports, you can still go and support your society team.

Choosing your society

At the beginning of the year, you’ll experience a fantastic food-filled, several-day event called Rush where societies will welcome and encourage you to join their societies. At the end of Rush, you’ll choose a society and will meet the rest of the members who will be waiting to welcome you with food and inductions.

While a lot of Rush is crazy, the main purpose of Rush isn’t food or fun; it’s for you to get to the core of that society and discover what its focus is. You will be able to meet officers and members, and get a general feel for what that society is like.

You’ll get a Rush Guide, which offers some history about societies, recommended questions for you to ask members, society sports and service records, and a Society of the Year feature.

Alpha Omega Delta
Navy and Gold
2 Timothy 1:7
Christ is All

Alpha Theta Pi
Forest Green and Orange
Ephesians 6:16
Taking the Shield of Faith

Maroon and Gray
Isaiah 40:31
Royalty in Christ

Beta Gamma Delta
Red, White and Blue
Philippians 3:13-14
Liberty in Christ

Green, White and Black
Colossians 1:18
In All Things Christ

Chi Alpha Pi
Navy and White
Proverbs 3:5-6
Christ Always Preeminent

Chi Epsilon Delta
Dark Blue and Gray
Psalm 62:7-8
Christ is Power

Epsilon Zeta Chi
Maroon and White
Colossians 1:10
To Me to Live is Christ

Kappa Sigma Chi
White, Black and Red
II Timothy 2:3-4
Good Soldiers of Christ

Green and Navy
Colossians 3:1
Seeking Things Above

Nu Delta Chi
Gold and Royal Blue
Romans 8:37
We Are More Than Conquerors

Phi Beta Chi
Blue and Orange
Colossians 1:18
The Word Reveals Christ

Phi Kappa Pi
Red, Black and White
Colossians 1:28
Making the Master Manifest

Pi Gamma Delta
Purple and Gold
Joshua 1:9
His Will, Our Desire

Pi Kappa Sigma
Gold and Green
I Corinthians 16:13-14
He Must Increase, But I Must Decrease

Sigma Alpha Chi
Scarlet and Navy
II Timothy 2:3
Soldiers Begin With Christ

Theta Kappa Chi
Black and Red
I Corinthians 10:31
Omnia Ad Dei Gloriam

Alpha Sigma Omicron
Navy Blue and Maroon
II Corinthians 5:20
Always Serving Others

Beta Chi Omega
Bear Cubs
Navy Blue and Orange
Deuteronomy 30:20a
Becoming Like Christ Through Obedience

Beta Epsilon Chi
Red and Blue
Galatians 2:20
Being Ever Christlike

Chi Kappa Delta
Yellow and Green
Hebrews 12:1-2
Christ’s Messengers to the World

Chi Theta Upsilon
Blue and Green
Prov. 3:26
Christ Our Confidence

Nu Alpha Phi
Scarlet and White
I John 1:7
Striving To Be Christlike And To Live Life More Abundantly

Pi Delta Chi
Sky Blue and Navy
Romans 14:8
Always Serving Christ

Sigma Lambda Delta
Purple and White
Matthew 6:33
Magnifying Christ

Tau Delta Chi
White, Navy and Gold
Philippians 3:13b-14
Never Looking Back, Excellence Our Goal

Theta Alpha Chi
Green and Royal Blue
Romans 8:38-39
God’s Love Inseparable

Theta Delta Omicron
Orange, White and Black
II Corinthians 2:14
Because I Have Spent Time With You, I am Closer To Our God

Theta Mu Theta
Hunter Green and Maroon
Galatians 6:14
See Only God

Theta Sigma Chi
Gray and Red
Philippians 3:10
Together Serving Christ

Tri Epsilon
Teal and Black
Elevating Eternal Excellence

Zeta Tau Omega
Navy, Gold and Gray
II Corinthians 4:6
Zealous, True, Obedient

Zoe Aletheia
Black and White
John 14:6
Invest, Encourage, Edify