Future Students

Clubs and Organizations

American Marketing Association

The American Marketing Association (AMA) is the largest marketing association in North America and is a professional association for individuals and organizations involved in the practice, teaching, and study of marketing worldwide. Marketers turn to the AMA every day for information/resources, education/training, and professional networking. AMA members are connected to a network of more than 30,000 experienced marketers and include leading marketing academics, researchers, and practitioners from every industry. AMA professional and collegiate chapters and special interest groups keep members in touch with the best people and the best practices.

Computer Gaming Initiative (CGI)

The Computer Gaming Initiative club formed as a result of students sharing a common interest: computer gaming. CGI provides an open forum for students to share their love of gaming with one another and work together to create a one-of-a-kind experience for all to participate in.

CGI meetings primarily involve planning for the quarterly LAN party, held at the end of the Spring, Fall, and Winter quarters. These meetings provide students with the chance to take a role in the planning and influencing of the LAN party and provides them with an opportunity to actively contribute to its success. This can include anything from creating and administering game servers, creating and preparing the LAN party marketing materials, maintaining the CGI club website, reaching out to potential sponsors, recruiting tactics, and more.

Auto-Cross Club

The purpose of the Auto-X Club is to provide students with a sports car activity that is both safe and exciting.  This is a form of competition that is much like a slalom-type ski competition.  In this case, a course is marked in small pylons (called “cones”).  The goal is to drive through the course with the quickest time possible and without hitting any cones.  Meetings are held every Tuesday in the 600 High Performance Lounge at 12:30 and 6:00 pm.

Business Professionals of America (BPA)

Business Professionals of America has a history as a student organization that contributes to the preparation of a world-class workforce through the advancement of leadership, citizenship, academic, and technological skills for students at the Postsecondary level.

Current students can visit the BPA page on the myUNOH portal at https://my.unoh.edu/ps_bpa.

Crossroads Bible Group

The Crossroads Bible Group is a non-denominational group that was begun at the University of Northwestern Ohio to provide support and encouragement for those who practice the Christian faith and to give opportunity for non- Christians to come with questions and discussion in a non-threatening environment. The group enjoys Bible study and prayer at each meeting. The group also enjoys other activities like Christian concerts, movies, bowling, and outreach activities. Crossroads meets every Sunday the University is in session from 8:00 to 9:15 p.m. in the 400 Building Museum, Room 407.

Diesel Club

The Diesel Club promotes the diesel engine and its uses in performance applications, such as pulling trucks, high-performance vehicles, and as an alternative to gasoline powered vehicles.  In addition to diesel fuel, the club also explores the applications of alternative fuels (Bio-Diesel, Propane, and Natural Gas) as an additive to existing engines and as a fuel source. For more information, contact Aaron Roth at aeroth@unoh.edu.

DiGiT - Digital Graphic Imaging in Technology

In the DiGiT group we spend our time learning, designing and receiving hands on experience in the media industry. If you enjoy spending your extra time working on cool projects, then this is the place for you. We do anything from 3d animation, Flash animation, posters, and video productions. We have worked on projects for use within the University and for local businesses in the surrounding communities. There are plenty of opportunities for real world experience outside of the classroom.

Drag Club

The Drag Club was started to give students who are interested in Drag Racing a place to meet.  Student involvement can range from maintaining the school’s three drag cars to racing their own cars at several races planned over the summer.  Some of the club members even work on outside teams while still in school to gain valuable experience.  Meetings are held every other week in the 600 building.

Hot Rod Club

The Hot Rod club started in 2011 to allow students who are interested in building hot rods an outlet for their interests and passions. In this club students will build and update hot rods and take them to car shows around the region. Students are currently working on building a Rat Rod to show in area car events. The Hot Rod Club meets on the first and third Tuesday's at 12:30pm and 6:05pm in the lounge of the Dyno Building. For more information about the Hot Rod Club, contact club advisor Ryan Snyder at rdsnyder@unoh.edu

Kappa Beta Delta Honor Society

Kappa Beta Delta Honor Society is a national honor society, which was instituted on the University of Northwestern Ohio campus in the Spring of 2002. This honor society is to recognize students in accredited associate degree-granting institutions for their high academic achievement in business programs. Students are eligible to be invited to lifetime membership based upon the following criteria:
  1. Rank in the upper 20% of students pursuing associate business degrees at the time of invitation to membership.
  2. Completion of a minimum of 22 1/2 quarter hours of credit, which a minimum of six quarter hours are in business courses toward the degree program.
  3. A minimum of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale

Transfer students who meet the qualifications for membership may be inducted after they have completed a minimum of one term of work in the College of Business in which the chapter is located provided their overall record, in the judgment of the collegiate chapter, is of Kappa Beta Delta caliber.

MERA / UNOH Ambassador Program

The MERA / UNOH Ambassador Program has been established to enhance the experience of learning about the various career opportunities in the very diverse automotive field. MERA (Mobile Enhanced Retailers Association) offers our students opportunities in various career areas in the retail trade. The ambassadors are evaluated and interviewed for g.p.a. and attendance, as well as their communication skills, and desire to excel in the automotive arena. The ambassadors are the guests of MERA at their annual Knowledge Fest Convention and Trade Exhibit held at various locations in the Midwest. The ambassadors are representing themselves, the next generation of business professionals, and MERA in this experience.

Motorsports Team

The UNOH Motorsports Team is a one-of-a-kind opportunity for students who have the passion for dirt track racing or drag racing. The Motorsports Teams give students the ability to participate as team members, at a professional level to compete in an actual racing environment. Team members have use of professional-level vehicles, equipment and facilities throughout the racing season.

To try-out for the Motorsports teams, students must first apply, complete an interview with team coaches, and meet certain academic requirements. Selected team members must have a minimum of a 2.5 g.p.a. on a 4.0 scale and drivers must have a minimum of a 3.2 g.p.a. on a 4.0 scale. Both motorsports teams are considered part of UNOH's Collegiate Athletics, and as such, team members can qualify for scholarship money to cover the cost of their college tuition.

Students design and build the vehicles and engines used on the Motorsports Team. Students are also selected as drivers for the vehicles based on skill tests given prior to the racing season on and off the track. Students practice four hours each day Monday through Thursday from 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. or from 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. depending on the students' class schedules.

The teams are open to all UNOH students and are a great opportunity to learn while participating in an area of their interest. Many past team members have used their team experience to secure careers working for professional teams in all of the different sanctioning bodies after they graduate.

The dirt track teams compete in the stock car and UMP modified classes. Students who are new to the teams will compete in the stock cars. Students who are multiple-year members, or have distinguished themselves as exceptional team members, will work on the modified teams. The teams compete on Friday nights at the University-owned Limaland Motorsports Park and travel to other venues to compete throughout the season, such as Eldora Speedway, I-55 Speedway, Waynesfield Motorsports Park, and Speedweek at Volusia Motorsports Park in Florida.

The drag racing team is the most recent addition to the Motorsports Teams. Currently the drag racing team has three competition vehicles: Chevrolet V-8 powered S-15, Ford powered Cougar, and Super Comp dragster. The S-15 and Cougar have extensive modifications to the engine as well as suspension and chassis to create a very competitive yet safe drag racing vehicle. The Super Comp dragster is a pure drag racing machine powered by an alcohol burning big block Chevrolet. During the 2013 season the team will compete in bracket racing events at various NHRA and IHRA sanctioned tracks throughout Michigan, Indiana, and Ohio.

For any additional information about the Motorsports Teams, contact head coach, Paul Higgins, at pshiggin@unoh.edu

UNOH Collegiate FFA Chapter

The National FFA Organization makes a positive difference in the lives of students by developing their potential for leadership, personal growth, and career success through agricultural education.

Through relationships developed by the National FFA Foundation, college students can be directly connected with the best agriculturally related industries and organizations in the country. The UNOH Collegiate FFA chapter is a great opportunity for students to meet new people and practice social skills through community service, fundraising, and professional growth opportunities. Meetings are held every Wednesday at 12:35 p.m. and 6:05 p.m. in the 400 museum area. The UNOH FFA chapter is a chartered local unit of the Ohio Association of FFA, which is chartered by the National Organization of FFA.

Contact advisors for more information: Todd Hunt at thunt@unoh.edu and Sara Kidd at skidd@unoh.edu

National Truck Equipment Association (NTEA) Intern Program

UNOH has partnered with the NTEA to give students the opportunity to show their skills and knowledge by being interns. This program is offered to Alternative Fuels and Diesel students. Students must be recommended by a faculty member. Attendance and g.p.a. is also a determining factor in the selection process. Students are interviewed, and six students are selected to become interns for this conference/trade show. All expenses are paid for students to attend, and the students work in conjunction with the NTEA staff. Their primary responsibility is to manage the Hybrid Medium and Heavy Duty Truck Ride and Drive. The purpose is for students to learn of the opportunities available to them upon graduation and to find out the newest technology in the industry. This is also valuable information to have on their resume.

Off-Road Club

The University of Northwestern Ohio's Off-Road Club started in mid-2002 in response to student interest in off-road activities.  The Club meets regularly and is operated by a cooperative participation of interested faculty, student officers and the University.  Open to any student, the Club promotes technical and personal improvement in off-road skills, safety and care of the environment through involvement with "Tread Lightly."   Local activities, competitions and occasional off-road trips are favorites of club members.

Over-the-Wall Club

The Over-the-Wall Club was organized so that students could improve pit crew skills such as jacking, tire changing, and tire carrying.  The club also has a conditioning program, which concentrates on agility, mental and nutritional aspects of the sport. Weekly meetings are on Tuesdays at 12:30 p.m. and 6:00 p.m.  Practice is on Fridays from 9:00 a.m. until noon, and includes students who aspire to or are interested in participating with ARCA, NASCAR or Grand Am style racing. 

Politics Club

The Politics Club provides politically active students the opportunity to socialize, discuss political topics, and promotes political awareness to those who are interested in learning more about governmental matters. The club meets on campus once a quarter and meetings normally involve discussion and debate relevant to a particular political theme. The club has coordinated a variety of activities including watching election results, brown bag lunches, and round-table discussions.

RC Racers Club

The UNOH RC Racers Club is for students who enjoy remote control racing. Meetings are held the 1st and 3rd Tuesday of each month in room 604. There is an off-road track and a circle track located behind the CDL building for students to enjoy at any time when they are not in class. There is an off-road track for Nitro and electric 1/8th or 1/10th scale Monster Trucks, Stadium Trucks, Short Course Trucks and Buggies. The circle track is for 1/8th and 1/10th scale Late Models, Modifieds, and Sprint Cars. Courses for on-road cars can be set up on the skid pad behind the 600 building.

There is no electricity at the track so you must charge batteries from a car battery or generator. We do not currently have a scoring system.

There will be events held that are open to the public. Contact Bill White at bwhite@unoh.edu or Lonnie Schulz at lschulz@unoh.edu for more information.

Race Club

In 1999, University of Northwestern Ohio instructors saw a need to provide students with an organization that would promote activities centered around the growing high performance program. The University of Northwestern Ohio Race Club was developed to meet this need. Since its inception, students have been able to participate in a variety of programs. A relationship was formed with Ron Dreger, Director for the ARCA Racing Series, and race club members were soon traveling around the country to volunteer to help on various ARCA Racing Series race teams. The educational experience the students gain from these activities is invaluable. In the interest of providing students with a well-rounded education, UNOH Race Club has expanded its presence in the ARCA Racing Series and into other areas of motorsports. Other racing organizations being entered include Grand-Am, NHRA and IHRA, IRL, and Rolex. The University of Northwestern Ohio Race Club meets Tuesdays at 12:30 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. in the 400 Building museum area. The club helps students gain more experience by participating on race teams. Any University of Northwestern Ohio student may join. Fundraising projects are held for the members to attend racing events. The club is designed to bring together students who like to share in racing experiences, such as Circle Track Racing, Drag Racing, Road Course Racing, and other types of racing. Pictures of the students with their teams and racing events are hanging in the 400 Building for others to see where they have been and what they have done. For more information contact: Steven Klausing or Jim Frueh.

SEMA Intern Program

This is a very prestigious event for students. To qualify, students must be in their sophomore year of studies in an automotive/high performance or automotive/diesel area of concentration, must have applied for and been awarded a scholarship from SEMA (Specialty Equipment Manufacturers' Association), and must have at least a 3.0 g.p.a. with minimal absences in their respective concentration. SEMA interns are interviewed by a committee for their professional insight and desire for excellence in their respective field of expertise, not to mention a desire to go to Las Vegas, Nevada, to the largest convention and trade exhibit in the automotive field. Experiencing and learning alongside some of the best manufacturers this industry has to offer, students have a very rewarding learning experience.

Students in Free Enterprise (SIFE)

SIFE teams are on more than 1,800 college and university campuses in more than 40 countries. Its mission is to change the world through free enterprise. Students gain experience in applying their classroom education by teaching the principles of free enterprise to their communities. This organization maintains a lifelong, free virtual career fair site for alumni. SIFE membership is free to students and is sponsored by contributions from large corporations. The University of Northwestern Ohio Students in Free Enterprise Team has been the recipient of the "Regional Winner," "First Runner Up," "Rookie of the Year" awards, and project grants.

Technical Support Team (Limaland Motorsports Park)

The Technical Support Team was formed to educate students through experience. On Friday nights at Limaland Motorsports Park, instructors/coordinators would find race teams that need extra help. The students would be put on these teams to gain experience in racing. Some students stay with the same team all year and even go to other tracks with their team. To join, come to the pit booth on Friday nights and talk to the Technical Support Team Coordinators to be placed on a team.

UNOH Collegiate Optimist Club

The Purpose of the UNOH Collegiate Optimist club is to develop Optimism as a philosophy of life; to promote an active interest in good government and civic affairs; to inspire respect for law; to promote patriotism and work for international accord and friendship among all people; to aid and encourage the development of youth in the belief that the giving of one's self in the service of others will advance the well being of all our students and our communities.

UNOH Medical Assisting Student Group

Current students in the Medical Assisting Program can participate in the student group and develop knowledge that goes beyond the classroom. The purpose of this group is to provide opportunities to the students to exchange information with members of the medical community, explore various career opportunities, develop leadership skills, render community service, and interact with Certified Medical Assistants.