Service Clubs

Alpha Phi Omega

A nationally recognized co-educational service fraternity, our local chapter was recognized by the college in the fall of 1987.

Amnesty International

Amnesty International is an international organization that works to protect the basic human rights of those who are not being protected. Amnesty works by writing letters to prisoners of conscience, through direct lobbying, petition signing, protesting and more.

Best Buddies

Best Buddies was recognized by the College in 1997. Members of this chapter work with local handicapped persons with disabilities.

Center for Community Service 

At Roanoke College we're interested in serving others. Students make a difference through a variety of agencies and projects throughout the Roanoke Valley and beyond. Here are just a few ways you can help others while adding to your education.

Colleges Against Cancer

Relay for Life is an event held annually at Roanoke College. It is a fundraiser for the American Cancer Society. It is a really fun event in which everyone comes together for a good cause. "Everyone's reason to Relay is as unique as their own personal story. At Relay, you can find healing, comfort, and support from others who have faced cancer or who have lost a loved one to the disease. You have a chance to meet people in the community who are equally as passionate about finding an end to cancer in our lifetime. No matter why you take part in Relay, however, one thing is clear: with every step you take, you are helping the American Cancer Society save lives. With your help, we aren't just fighting one type of cancer, but we're fighting for every birthday threatened by every cancer in every community. Each person who shares the Relay experience can take pride in knowing that they are working to create a world where this disease will no longer threaten the lives of our loved ones or claim another year of anyone's life." (


Earthbound is a student organization with a primary purpose of educating the college community on environmental topics. Its motto is "Reduce, Re-use, Recycle, Reject, Replant." You can find out more about Earthbound in the Colket Center.

Habitat for Humanity

The Roanoke College Chapter of Habitat for Humanity works on a variety of projects aimed at providing decent housing for God's people in need. The chapter works with the Roanoke Valley affiliate of Habitat for Humanity International on local fund-raising and building projects. The chapter also sponsors a Spring Break Habitat trip to South Carolina to build houses for low-income families. Paul Henrickson, Chaplain, serves as the group's adviser. For more information, contact the Chaplain's Office, Faculty House.

Mu Beta Psi

. . . Honorary Membership in Mu Beta Psi is honorary. Brothers are chosen for their love for music and commitment to its advancement at their educational institution and in the surrounding community. . . . Service The Brothers of Mu Beta Psi provide service to musical organizations on their respective campuses. Ushering University sponsored concert series, assisting in the planning of concerts and recitals, and hosting receptions for visiting musical artists are just a few of the ways Mu Beta Psi helps in the promotion of music. . . . Active In addition to its honorary and service creed, Mu Beta Psi is an active fraternity. Social gatherings within the fraternity and with other groups include intramural sports, talent shows, and fundraisers. Such activities make chapters of Mu Beta Psi an integral part of the Community. . . . Brotherhood Finally, Mu Beta Psi is a Brotherhood. The members of Mu Beta Psi are united by a common love for music and a desire to promote it to the surrounding community. Brotherhood, comprised of men and women, is the most important aspect of our fraternity life. It is the relationship between our Brothers that is the most fulfilling and rewarding aspect of joining Mu Beta Psi National Honorary Musical Fraternity


RCDM is a group that is planning RC's first every campus-wide Dance Marathon event. College campuses all over the country host these events and raise millions of dollars for the Children's Miracle Network. We want our students to help make a difference in the lives of these kids too!


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