+Alpha Psi Omega
Blackburn’s chapter of the national theater honor society, which aims to stimulate interest in theatre on campus and around the community. into Alpha Psi Omega, you must be a regularly enrolled student who has participated in at least two theatrical productions, whether cast or crew.
+Blackburn Christian Fellowship (BCF)
A club for students interested in fostering and promoting the Christian faith. BCF holds weekly Bible studies and prayer sessions.
+Blackburn Common Ground (BCG)
Blackburn’s LGBTQ+ alliance. BCG aims to foster a safe and supportive atmosphere for all members of the college community, especially in regard to sexual orientation and gender identity.
Holding a reputation as the oldest college newspaper in Illinois, The ’Burnian
is a bi-weekly, student-run publication. It offers tuition, paid and volunteer positions for writers, editors, graphic designers and photographers. Staff of The ‘Burnian
are also members of the Associated Collegiate Press and the Illinois College Press Association. To visit the Burnian Online page, click here
+Campus Activities Board (CAB)
CAB is made up of students who are responsible for researching, planning, and implementing campus social events. Activities are held every Friday and Saturday night, both on and off campus.
The cheerleading team is responsible for performing a combination of dance and stunt routines on the sidelines during home basketball games. Try-outs are held in both the fall and spring semesters.
Feminism Club discusses issues of gender equality using examples from current events and scholars in the field. Meetings will also take into concern issues of gender directly affecting Blackburn’s campus.
+Habitat for Humanity
Blackburn’s chapter of Habitat for Humanity, affiliated with the Springfield chapter. Students volunteer their time to build homes in Springfield and surrounding areas.
Each residence hall has a committee of students who plan events and discuss other issues that affect residents of their hall. All residents are welcome to join their residence hall’s respective house council.
Inspires and fosters creative writing, provides a safe environment for writers to display and discuss their work, encourages development by offering constructive criticism and feedback, and encourages different styles of writing.
Bridging the gap between international and minority students and other members of the campus community via both educational and social activities. Aiming to involve as many students from all backgrounds and ethnicities as possible, this club represents the interests of both international and minority students equally.
+Phi Gamma Nu
Phi Gamma Nu is a national co-ed professional fraternity open to both business and non-business majors. Events are based on the Three National Pillars of Phi Gamma Nu: Professionalism, Philanthropy, and Community.
Through Professionalism, PGN seeks to promote professional practices by participating in creative professional events including workshops, mock interviews, speaker events, and more.
Through Philanthropy, PGN seeks to build strong bonds with the local community by participating in community and campus outreach.
Through Community, PGN seeks to build lifelong connections between members by participating in social events that bring members together and strengthen relationships.
+Pre-Health Professional Club
Introduces members to professional aspects of health-related careers. Engages the broader professional community by inviting speakers and taking off-campus trips. Shares information about strategies and opportunities for exploring and preparing for health professions.
Demonstrates fundamental and practical applications of psychology by exercising classroom psychology skills in outreach to the surrounding community, listening and interacting with guest speakers, and discussing topics of interest chosen by club members. Blackburn Psychology Club members will become more confident and better prepared to apply to and enter graduate and research programs, as well as the professional world of psychology.
+Secular Student Alliance (SSA)
The SSA provides a forum in which all students are welcome to discuss their perspectives on religion and nonbelief, focusing on building a community for atheists, agnostics, humanists, skeptics, naturalists, and other freethinkers. Organizes activities such as forums for discussion, guest speakers, and debates.
Hosted by the Spanish Department, the Spanish Club strives to inform students about the Spanish language and the cultures of Spanish-speaking countries.
+Student Athletic Advisory Committee (SAAC)
SAAC is made up of student athletes who provide insight on the student athlete experience.
Representatives of student groups all over campus meet to discuss issues important to the student body. Senate members are also represented on most college committees, including Planning, Budget, Student Life, Admissions, Arts and Issues, Athletics Committee, and Curriculum and Academic Policy.
Blackburn College TOMS Club focuses on promoting giving back to the global community through conscious buying choices. Their major yearly event is the TOMS One Day Without Shoes.