Organization Categories


Academic organizations typically connect to a specific discipline of study. Many academic organizations have strong ties to specific colleges or departments. Academic organizations may also have grade point average requirements for members.


Cultural and international organizations promote the culture, traditions, and values of other nations, countries, and/or ethnicgroups.


Departmental organizations are affiliated with a University department.


Environmental/sustainability organizations focus on promoting, advocating, and educating the community on environmental and sustainable issues facing our UA and nationalcommunity.


Health organizations typically correspond to the medical professional fields, but may also support and promote medical and health community services.


Honorary organizations usually require a minimum grade point average requirement for members. Many honorary organizations are connected to a class (i.e. freshman, sophomore, junior, senior), special interest, or academic discipline. 


Leadership organizations primarily focus on developing various leadership skills amongst members, such as inspiring a vision, motivating others, leading by example, challenging norms, and recognizing the strength of others. 


Religious organizations are usually connected to a particular church, sect, denomination, or belief in or regarding existence of a deity, divine power, or supernatural entity. 


Political organizations focus on furthering the interests of a particular political group or issue.


Professional organizations typically correspond to a professional field including, but not limited to, medicine, law, pharmacy, or business. Organizations that are considered professional may also have a national organization affiliation and are sometimes referred to as fraternal organizations.

Club Sports

Club sports or organizations promote a common interest in fostering participation and competition in a specific sport or recreational activity. Clubs may represent the University of Arizona in intercollegiate competition or conduct intra-club activities such as practice, instruction, social, and tournament play. 

Special Interest

Special interest organizations may not fall within any of the other categories. These organizations may also have a very specific mission or focus on particular skills development. 

Social Greek Letter

Social Greek letter organizations include groups that are private, national, or international and are recognized by Fraternity and Sorority Programs at the University of Arizona as well as the respective local governing bodies, including the Interfraternity Council, National Pan-Hellenic Council, Panhellenic Council, and the United Sorority and Fraternity Council. Organizations that are not in good standing with the University of Arizona are simultaneously not recognized by ASUA. These organizations may select members according to criteria consistent with the nondiscrimination policies of the University. They may be entitled to gender expression if they meet the provision of Section 86.14 of the regulations promulgated under Title IX of the US Education Act Amendment of 1972.