All student organizations listed here are clubs officially recognized by the Patrick Henry College student senate unless otherwise noted. Please consider these opportunities to bless the student organizations at Patrick Henry College with your financial gift.
In 2011, the College Republican Federation of Virginia ranked the Patrick Henry College Republicans as the #1 “Most Politically Active” College Republicans organization in the entire state (out of 32 schools). Patrick Henry College Republicans volunteered for a massive 2,193 hours in the 2011 November elections in Virginia.
The Patrick Henry College Republicans promote conservative principles of government in the United States through the Republican Party. The club provides hands-on opportunities for PHC students to be active and involved within the Republican Party by campaigning for candidates and conservative causes. The club also brings conservative speakers to campus to address the student body and sponsors PHC's annual 9/11 service.
For information about the club, contact Chairman Rachael Chambers at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Cuttlefish is Patrick Henry College’s literary journal. This publication accepts submissions from on-campus students in the genres of fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and art. The team of editors on Cuttlefish includes one editor-in-chief, a design editor, and two editors for every genre. There are typically four issues – one per month – that are published during the semester. Currently the Cuttlefish team is working to publish a children’s issue for students and faculty to be able to take home to their younger siblings or children. The projected expense for this endeavor is $100.
Eden Troupe is Patrick Henry College's drama club, a student arts organization that seeks to glorify God through the production of plays that communicate truth and beauty. The art of theatre is as old as ancient Greece, as glamorous as Broadway, and as dignified as London itself. Patrick Henry College’s theatre troupe follows in this grand tradition each semester in staging productions of literarily renowned plays.
This journey has taken audiences over the years from ancient Greece to 19th-century England to 21st-century New York and back again. Musicals, comedies, dramas and everything in between have lit up Eden Troupe’s stage
Eden Troupe always welcomes monetary donations. Each play is supposed to pay for itself and the next performance as well. The due diligence of the Board and the directors has made this possible for every performance so far. Additional revenue, however, can drastically improve the flexibility of the director in outfitting the cast, constructing the set and putting on a memorable show. With that in mind, Eden Troupe gratefully accepts donations of any amount. Contact Eden Troupe at email@example.com.
The PHC Fencing Club exists to proote the art and science of fencing at Patrick Henry College. By supplying regular meetings, instruction, and equipment, the club furnishes an opportunity for first-time swordsmen to learn teh basics of Olympic fencing and for experienced fencers to practice the sport. One of the oldest and most well-established clubs on campus, the Fencing Club provides the fun of competition, good exercise, adn an introduction to a sport rich in history and tradition.
The club hopes to hold regular tournaments each school year. The goal for these tournaments is both to offer the members of the club the opportunity to compete and use their skills and to connect with Fencing Club alumni. The cost for each intraural tournament, including copensation for judges, prizes for each event, and refreshments, is approximagely $300.
Eventually, the Fencing Club aims to invest in electronic scoring equipment to improve members' experience during in-club events and open teh door to compete with other fencing organizations. A set of basic electronic scoring equipment can cost from $500-$1200, depending on the quality.
Contact club President Josiah Duran: firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Patrick Henry Herald is the college’s student newspaper, published each week and distributed around campus to the students, staff, and faculty. The publication is 16-20 pages long, and features
The Herald from March 16, 2012
INTERNATIONAL JUSTICE MISSION (IJM) CLUB
Standing against injustice, the IJM club seeks to raise funds for International Justice Mission through a variety of events which raise communiy awareness about the issue of modern day slavery. Despite its small size, the club was able to fund an anti-sex trafficking operation by raising over $4,500 through a month-long justice campaign (Stop Slavery September), culminating in the Mission Abolition Benefit Concert in October of 2012. An additional $2,000 was raised in our 3rd annual Breaking the Chains 5K held on April 13 in Franklin Park.
This year, the club hopes to continue to expand its fundraising and awareness campaigns through the screening of a powerful documentary this fall and an area-wide benefit concert this spring featuring prominent Christian artissts. To make sure the money raised at these events goes directly to IJM, the club is looking for sponsorships and raising funds to cover the event expenses. In addition to raising money for smaller events (estimated $500), they are currently in the process of seeking sponsorship for the concert. Expenses, including a stage, lighting, band fees, and publicity, are estimated between $5,000 and $7,000. If you are interested in becoming a sponsor or have any questions regarding the club, please contact Danae McGregor (email@example.com) or Alyssa Mundy (firstname.lastname@example.org).
MODEL UNITED NATIONS
Each year, PHC students form a delegation to travel to New York City and represent their assigned countries (and College) in simulated United Nations committee meetings. Throughout the year, they prepare for the international spring conference, during which they write, debate, and pass resolutions to practice solving world-wide problems. In 2008, 2010 and 2012, Patrick Henry College was recognized as an Outstanding Delegation (the highest award possible) throughout all of the committees participated in, and also received numerous individual awards. This club provides an excellent opportunity to network with other students from around the world, practice the art of diplomacy, and learn about the actual workings of the United Nations.
Without any financial aid from the college, our team must raise over $10,000 every academic year. This cost covers conference fees and travel and hotel accommodations for 20 students. Please contact John Ehrett, the President of the PHC Model UN Club, at email@example.com if you have any questions.
STREAMING MEDIA NETWORK
Founded in 2005 to produce and distribute student film productions, Streaming Media Network produces both web series and movie shorts. SMN needs its own equipment both in order to produce quality student film, and to perpetuate student film at PHC beyond current students and into the future.
New Camera - Cannon D5 Mark II
New Audio equipment - Zoom H4n
New Editing equipment - Mac Pro Quad-Core
New Editing software - Final Cut Pro X or Adobe Creative Suite 5.5 Production Premium
These tools will allow SMN to continue producing quality student film, and increase production value for generations of PHC students.
The Patrick Henry College Titan Society is currently focusing on providing a seminar series focusing on "successful life 101." Topics include: stocks, bonds and commodities; home/real estate buying and financing; credit; banking; wealth creation; insurance; budget; entrepreneurship; starting a small business; career selection; and more. In addition to providing these seminar lectures to its members, the Titan Society also provides a forum for discussion of financial principles and business ideas. The Titan Society also seeks to serve the campus at large by bringing in top speakers from the business world and by cultivating a healthy interest in personal financial responsibility and wealth creation. One of the ways in which the Titan Society serves the student body is by managing this resource to assist student clubs in connecting with individuals whose interest it is to see those clubs prosper.
The Titan Society currently requires $120 per year to maintain its website: www.phctitansociety.com, which will be developed as a resource to the campus for financial and entrepreneurial resources.
The mission of the Alexandria Society is to promote a love of history among the students of the college, furthering the goal of PHC to emphasize the heritage of this nation in its students' studies. The Society holds one event per month that allows members to interact with the professors of PHC and visit historical sites and attend historical events and lectures that help the members gain a better understanding of history. The estimated cost of running the Society is $250 per academic year. Contact president Ben Ciavolella firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Cincinnatus Leadership Society
TheCincinnatus Leadership Society is dedicated to fostering a desire for leadership growth and providing leadership opportunities for students. As leadership is one of the four main profiles of a PHC graduate, they fill an important role in the life and growth of students on campus.
The projected operating cost of the club is $500 per academic year. These funds would be used for events and publicity. The club plans to hold at least one major leadership training event on campus per semester that is open to all students, as well as a leadership retreat each year for club members. In addition, other organizations have asked to partner with the club in publicity for their events and projects. Donations would give the club the ability to offer these services free of charge to club members.
The Wilberforce Society promotes morality in culture and law through activism. The Society aims to engage students and comunity members, helping them to learn, act, and lead on moral issues. This year, the club will sponsor several speakers on the PHC campus. The club also plans to distribute nonpartisan voter guides and issue-based pamphlets to educate western Loudoun County voters on the importance of using moral stances as criteria when voting. Finally, in the Virginia General Assembly session in the beginning of 2014, the club will lobby for a bill to repeal no-fault divorce in the case of parents with minor children.
The club requires a sgnificant amount of money for a student run organization; its budget for 2013-2014 is $11,180. Contact Christopher Hamilton: email@example.com.