Shepherd University

Office of Student Engagement

office (304) 876-5402
fax (304) 876-5033

Campus Organizations

In addition to coordinating community service events, service learning, and community restitution efforts, our office advises the following five campus organizations.


Alpha Phi Omega is a national, co-ed service fraternity setting the standard for campus-based volunteerism since 1925. Now in its early development at Shepherd, APO offers opportunities for students to develop life long friendships while providing service to others.

Big Ram Little Ram (BRLR) is a Shepherd University extension of the Big Brothers Big Sisters. We believe that children can reach a more full potential by interacting with a mature adult in their formative years. The program is designed to help youth of all types, but focuses on helping those of broken families. Our hope is that the interaction between the youth and volunteer will serve to enhance both lives, opening up opportunities and broadening horizons for the rest of their lives.

Colleges Against Cancer is a student group that helps fight cancer through coordination efforts with the American Cancer Society. Colleges Against Cancer focuses on advocating for the health rights of college students, educating students on current health issues, and programming opportunities to engage the campus and surrounding communities in the fight to cure cancer. Their most successful event is the annual Relay For Life – number six in the nation for our school size.

The purpose of Rotaract is to provide an opportunity for young men and women to enhance the knowledge and skills that will assist them in personal development, to address the physical and social needs of their communities, and to promote better relations between all people worldwide through a framework of friendship and service.

Habitat for Humanity International is a nonprofit, ecumenical Christian housing ministry. HFHI seeks to eliminate poverty housing and homelessness from the world and to make decent shelter a matter of conscience and action. Our campus chapter is affiliated with Habitat for Humanity of the Eastern Panhandle, and engages students with advocacy events, blitz builds, and team-building.

Serving The Community