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Divine Nine Sorority added to CSUSM Student Orgs

By Whitney Frasier

The start of the fall semester brings new faces and lively events to campus, providing students with a unique way to meet new people and enhance their college experience in an exciting way. Cal State University San Marcos boasts more than 120 student organizations for the campus community. This academic year will introduce eight new orgs to the lineup, including a Divine Nine/National Pan-Hellenic Council sorority.

The Divine Nine is a collection of Black Greek letter organizations that make up the National Pan-Hellenic Council which was established during a time of racial segregation. Each sorority and fraternity has a rich history with a focus on strong camaraderie, community service and academic excellence. 

Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc. – Greek Life

Sigma Gamma Rho is a historically black sorority founded in 1922 by seven school teachers. The mission of Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority is to enhance the quality of life for women and their families in the United States and globally through community service. Sigma Gamma Rho's goal is to achieve greater progress in the areas of education, healthcare and leadership development.

For more information about joining this sorority, provide your information here or contact sorority president Ashley Sanders.

Other Greek life opportunities can be found by visiting the CSUSM Fraternity and Sorority Life page.

CSUSM Cheerleading Squad – Club Sports

The CSUSM cheerleading team is an active campus organization that strives to empower and support campus life and fellow students in their endeavors both on campus and in the San Marcos community. This group aims to cultivate school spirit by cheering on their fellow Cougar athletes at games and performing at various campus-wide events and celebrations.

The CSUSM cheerleading team attends athletic, campus and community events as well as rallies, cheer clinics and other appearances. Cheerleading team tryouts occur annually, where all students have the opportunity to join the team through a display of athletic training and performance experience before a panel of judges.

For more information, visit the CSUSM Cheer website.

Men's Club Volleyball – Club Sports

Men's Club Volleyball is a club sport that will create a fun and competitive environment for male volleyball players at CSUSM. This club is expected to compete in volleyball games with other schools in the area.

Latin@ Student Business Association – Academic

This organization aims to connect Latino/a students to the business community and to help students from all backgrounds learn resume writing, networking and provide opportunities for students to connect with the local business community.

Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) – Academic

Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) aims to connect CSUSM students who are future Human Resource professionals with the benefits of the National Society for Human Resource Management. This group will also host guest speakers and provide information about job opportunities.

CSUSM Contact Improvisation – Special Interest

Contact and Improvisation club seeks to challenge the gender and social norms in society through a dance form called contact improvisation while also allowing students to express themselves through a contact-based movement.

Danza Azteca – Special Interest

Danza Azteca aims to promote and capture the essence of indigenous and Native American Cultural through dance.

As more information becomes available regarding new student orgs, it will be posted on the Student Life and Leadership website.