Whether it’s Student Senate, Greek Life or the Outdoor Club that catches your interest, at UMM you’ll find a variety of social, cultural, athletic, and educational groups to get involved with.

For more information about each student organization, please click the title of the organization.

Don’t see a group that fits your interest? New clubs and organizations are forming all the time.

Advocating awareness and acceptance of gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, and other groups, UMM’s 100% Society is a student organization that supports students and local community members who belong to a gender / sexual minority or have friends or family members who do. UMM’s Student Senate and Office of Student Engagemnt & Inclusion provide support for the 100% Society and the Gender & Sexual Diversity Resource Center.

President: Andrew Ballerstein

Meetings: Wednesdays at 7:30pm in the Torrey Study Center

Advisor: Lois-Ann Kuntz

Rainbow Ball 2017 Information

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The Binnacle is UMM’s Literary & Arts Journal. For over fifty years we have published the works of literature and art of our students as well as writers and artists from around the world.

The Binnacle welcomes submissions from the writers of UMM and the rest of the world. We publish two editions per year, a Fall edition and a Spring edition. The Fall edition is our annual Ultra-Short edition; our Spring edition is a general edition. Both editions are published on paper and in e-book format. All production of the journal is completed on the UMM campus by UMM students, staff, and friends.

President: Kayleigh Ireland

Meetings: Thursdays at 3:30pm in Sennett 239

Advisor: Gerard NeCastro

Questions? Submissions? Please write to ummbinnacle@maine.edu

The Black Student Union is committed to building a strong and inclusive UMM  through programs and events that support an ethnic and racially diverse community.

President: Carolin Moreta

Meetings: Wednesdays at 12:00pm in the Dorward 1st Floor Lounge

Advisor: Beth Russet

The Dead Poet Society provides a friendly environment to present writing and ideas, enjoy literature, and promote the arts on campus.

President: Chantel Whitman

Meetings: Thursdays at 3:30pm in Sennett 239

Advisor: Gerard NeCastro

Epsilon Sigma Alpha International – Sigma Xi Chapter is a chem-free service and leadership sorority located at the University of Maine at Machias. Since we were founded in 1994, we have strived to influence our community in a positive way through various service projects, including our major philanthropic projects, fundraising for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital and Easter Seals. Internationally, our mascot is a giraffe and our colors are blue and gold. Locally, our mascot is a panther and our colors are purple and white. Our official flower, internationally and locally, is the yellow Jonquil.

Our brother organization is Sigma Chi Lambda.

The Fencing Club is a student organization that allows students new to fencing the opportunity to learn about the sport and provides experienced fencers with the chance to mentor and practice with others.  The club focuses on the use of the foil, but also has some interest in the sabre and epee.  The Fencing Club has equipment available for student use.

President: Olivia Streit

Meetings: Please email the president for more information

Advisor: Daniel Qualls

A group consisting of representation from six of UMM’s nine Greek organizations. Greek Council facilitates positive Inter-Greek relations on and off campus.

JMG seeks to liberate untouched potential in each student, create personal career plans focusing on academic knowledge, skills, and interests, prepare students for successful careers after graduation, and work with a variety of different organizations both on and off campus to foster community development.

President: Devonte Stevens

Meetings: Please email the president for more information

Advisor: Donald Crump-Karst

Kappa Alpha Kappa is a local sorority founded in September of 1928 at the University of Maine at Machias, which values friendship, sisterhood and service.  Kappa Alpha Kappa is a service sorority, taking part in organizing and participating in many community and campus based service activities in and around Downeast Maine such as Acadia Cleanup, Relay for Life, and American Red Cross Blood Drives.  Our sorority also puts on raffles to donate money to local and national organizations, like the Next Step and Sarah’s House.Our colors are maroon and gold and our brother fraternity is Psi Delta.Come out and meet us, we’re in the Sennett kitchen with our brothers from 7-9PM most Tuesdays throughout the academic year!

Kappa Delta Phi is a national fraternity founded in 1900, with the Eta chapter being founded at UMM in 1931. Kappa Delta Phi brings together men of good character who are studying at institutions of higher education and who manifest a keen interest in higher education. Kappa Delta Phi promotes a spirit of good citizenship.

Our colors are black and gold.

Encouraging the higher educational ideals and practices in our institutions.

The Kappa Mu Alpha fraternity is the only local fraternity on campus. Kappa Mu Alpha was founded at the University of Maine at Machias in 1953 and with no national affiliation, it means KMA is unique to only UMM. Our colors are navy blue and white and our sister organization is Phi Tau Phi. Together, we represent the two oldest Greek organizations on campus. It is the expressed goal of the Kappa Mu Alpha fraternity to promote positive social interaction among the University of Maine at Machias student body.

MRPASS helps students engage in the professional aspects of the recreational world, while creating opportunities for students to network with Parks and Recreation professionals throughout the state of Maine.

President: Matt Cole

Meetings: Wednesdays at 4:00pm in the Reynolds Center

Advisor: Karen Beeftink

ODP is a co-ed, all-inclusive, human rights and advocacy collegiate fraternity. Our colors are black, pink and silver.

Some of our recent activities included:

  • Sponsoring Safe Space trainings focusing on LGBT+ issues.
  • Domestic Violence and Child Abuse Prevention and Awareness.
  • Participate in the AIDS/HIV walk-run by Downeast Aids Network (DEAN).
  • Volunteered and participated in the Out of the Darkness Suicide Prevention Walk.
  • Participated in Light it Up Blue, a program by Austism Speaks.
  • Assisted UMM’s 100% Society in preparation and running of the annual Rainbow Ball.
  • March annually in the Portland Pride Parade.
  • Actively participate in civil rights campaigns.

Outing Club provides experience and training in outdoor activities of general interest to all students.

President: Kevin Neal

Meetings: Every other Tuesday at 11:00am in Kilburn Commons beginning Jan. 24th

Advisor: Karen Beeftink

The Paranormal Club works to educate students in ghost hunting and various fortean phenomena.

President: Marley Crooks

Meetings: Please email the president for more information

Advisor: Marcus Librizzi and Jeremy Nettleton

Founded at the University of Maine at Machias in October of 1928, Phi Tau Phi is a local sorority promoting purity, honesty, initiative, trustworthiness, ability, understanding, perseverance, happiness, industry, the feeling of belonging, and, most importantly, friendship.Originally, Phi Tau Phi was the athletic sorority on campus, which is why we share UMM’s colors – kelly green and white.  Today, Phi Tau Phi is a social sorority open to all women at UMM that sponsors fun events and promotes a healthy social environment.Phi Tau Phi’s brother organization is Kappa Mu Alpha.

Psi Delta, found in May of 1972, is the local chapter of the Alpha Delta National Service Fraternity.  We promote leadership, brotherhood and service.  Our local colors are blue and gold and our national colors are green, gold and black.

Our sister organization is Kappa Alpha Kappa.

Science Club gives students the opportunity to broaden their scientific knowledge through field trips, sponsoring seminars, attending scientific conferences, and participating in research projects.

President: Olivia Striet

Meetings: Wednesdays at 11:00am in Science 120

Advisor: Sherrie Sprangers

Cultivating and maintaining the high ideals of friendship, justice, and learning through leadership and athletics.

Swim Club works to create fun and educational opportunities in the water! From aerobics, to games, to competitive swimming, the group works to gets students in the water for a fun time!

President: Alex McCarthy

Meetings: Please email the president for more information

Advisor: Lindsay McMahon

Thespis Players is the student drama group on campus that focuses on the performing arts, periodically putting on shows throughout the year.

President: Alex Lonsdale

Meetings: Please email the president for more information

Advisor: Gerard NeCastro

The UMM Food Recovery Network explores various options to practice environmentally friendly food habits to fight food waste while also feeding people!

President: KwiNam Park

Meetings: Thursdays at 4:00pm in the Merrill Library

Advisor: Jamie Moreira

Yoga Club consists of a group of students that loves to practice the art using a variety of methods. From peaceful poses to stress relieving techniques, Yoga Club invites everyone to try it out!

President: Kylie Dunphy

Meetings: Wednesdays & Fridays at 7:30pm in the Reynolds Center Lower Gym

Advisor: Audra Christie