University of Northwestern Ohio

Clubs & Organizations

American Marketing Association

The American Marketing Association is one of the largest professional associations in the world with over 10,500 student members, and 20,000 professional members who work, teach and study in the field. Belonging to the UNOH AMA collegiate chapter can help you gain valuable experience managing people, finances, community projects and deadlines- perfect leadership skills to highlight on your resume!

Collegiate chapters focus on professional development, community service and fundraising activities, as well as hosting marketing and business speakers, etiquette dinners, resume workshops, and more. Members have the opportunity to attend the Columbus AMA Professional Chapter events, Regional collegiate conferences, and the annual International Conference held each year in New Orleans, Louisiana.

AMA competitions and activities can take your marketing to the next level. For information on how to join, email ama@unoh.edu 

www.unohama.org

Autocross Club

The purpose of the Autocross Club is to provide students with a sports car activity that is both safe and exciting. As a club we set up the structure for students to satisfy their passion for speed. Autocross is an event that tests you, your driving skills, and your car’s handling characteristics in a race against the clock. The course consists of a series of pylons set up in an empty parking lot. The goal is to drive through the course with the quickest time possible and without hitting any cones. The competition is real, it’s exciting, and it’s safe. While speeds are no greater than legal highway speeds, the combination of concentration and car response gives students an excellent and exciting driving experience. In autocross events, students learn how to drive a car quickly and safely, learning skills they can transfer to other forms of organized motorsport. You do not have to be an Applied Technologies student to participate or run your car. The Autocross Club meets every Tuesday at 6pm in the lobby of the 600 building. 

Contact advisor for more information at autocross@unoh.edu.

Business Professionals of America

BPA was founded in 1966, and now has over 51,000 members in its 23-state association.  BPA is dedicated to increasing membership as well as the development of “Today’s students. Tomorrow’s business professionals.”

BPA is the leading Career Technical Student Organization for students pursuing careers in business management, office administration, information technology, and other related career fields.  UNOH’s BPA chapter is built upon the four critical elements of Education, Leadership, Competition, and Community Service, tying directly into the national mission of BPA, which is to contribute to the preparation of a world-class workforce through the advancement of leadership, academic, citizenship, and technological skills.

Through co-curricular programs and services, BPA’s Workplace Skills Assessment Program prepares students to succeed and assesses real-world business skills and problem-solving abilities in finance, management, IT, and computer applications. The University of Northwestern Ohio’s BPA chapter is highly successful in this annual BPA showcase program at both the state and national levels; students’ trophies, medals, and plaques are proudly and permanently displayed in the 100 Building.  Students must maintain a 2.5 GPA in order to compete in events and/or hold a local or state office.  Contact BPA@unoh.edu for more information.

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 dieselclub@unoh.edu 

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 drag car 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 week in the 600 building.

For more information contact drag@unoh.edu 

Drift Club

Drift Club is an organization founded to provide students with access to opportunities within the world of drifting. Students will be able to meet like-minded people who share an interest in drifting, building relationships, and furthering potential career opportunities.

Drift Club members will have opportunities to utilize the university skid pad to drive their own cars, learn car control, and refine their driving skills. In addition to utilizing classroom and shop time to cover chassis setup and tuning to better prepare their cars for drifting.

For more information contact drifting@unoh.edu

Esports Club

The Esports Club is a combination of recreational and competitive esports play of the following primary games: Call of Duty, Rocket League, iRacing, League of Legends, and Overwatch.

There is also an open channel for members to form discord rooms and play any game they wish with fellow club members. The Club is completely virtual at this time, with all meetings happening via discord. No equipment or software will be provided by the University to play any game. 

For more information contact esports@unoh.edu 

Health Careers Club

Current students in the College of Health Professions 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 area health professionals.

For more information contact advisors at HCC@unoh.edu 

InterVarsity Christian Fellowship

InterVarsity Christian Fellowship is a global ministry organization that creates a space for students who follow Jesus to grow in their faith, find lifelong friendships, and graduate as future world changers. Similarly, IVCF encourages students to ask spiritual questions and explore life’s biggest questions in an environment that is inclusive and beneficial for all who participate. InterVarsity Christian Fellowship is an extension of the student’s college experience at UNOH, not separate. IVCF is ran by UNOH students, for UNOH students. 

IVCF meets every Monday from 7:00pm - 8:00pm in room 13115 in the 13000 building.

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. The High Performance program, and specifically the Motorsports Teams, have placed graduates in all levels of professional motorsports, from Monster Energy NASCAR Cup, Xfinity, and Camping World Truck Series, to NHRA and ARCA, to the World of Outlaws and All Star Circuit of Champions.

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 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 FFA Alumni & Supporters 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 FFA Alumni & Supporters chapter is a great opportunity for students to meet new people and practice social skills through community service, fund-raising, and professional growth opportunities.

Meetings are held every Wednesday at 12:35 p.m. in the 400 Building lobby area.  The UNOH FFA Alumni & Supporters chapter is a chartered local unit of the Ohio FFA Alumni Association, which is chartered by the National FFA Alumni Association. 

Contact advisors for more information at FFA@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 ambassadors.  This program is offered to Alternate Fuels, Diesel, and Hybrid Electric students.  Students must be recommended by a faculty member.  Attendance and GPA is also a determining factor in the selection process.  Students are interviewed and up to six students are selected to become ambassadors 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.

For more information contact offroad@unoh.edu 

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 12:30pm. 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.

For more information contact overthewall@unoh.edu 

Power Lifting Club

The UNOH Powerlifting club is open to all students at the University of Northwestern Ohio.  The club meets regularly with the aim of increasing each member’s maximum strength for three main lifts: Squat, Bench Press, and Deadlift. Students are encouraged to get a membership through USAPL (USA Powerlifting) to compete at meets alongside other UNOH lifters.

For more information email iac-activities@unoh.edu.

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 the ARCA Racing Series (American Race Car Association). The Race Club members were soon traveling around the country to volunteer on various ARCA Racing Series race teams. Some of the race venues include Daytona, Pocono, Talladega, along with smaller tracks like Salem, Toledo, and Berlin. 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.

The University of Northwestern Ohio Race Club meets Tuesdays at 12:30 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. The club is designed to bring together students who like to share in racing experiences. Pictures of the students with their teams and racing events are hanging in the 300 & 600 Buildings for others to see where they have been and what they have done. For more information contact Steve Klausing at sklausi@unoh.edu

UNOH Rotaract

The UNOH Rotaract is a service club for young men and women who are dedicated to community and international service. Its membership totals over 184,000 people in more than 8,000 clubs worldwide. Rotaract clubs are self-governing and self-supporting and meet on the university campus. The Lima Rotary club sponsors the UNOH Rotaract club and offers guidance and support, making the UNOH Rotaract club a true "partner in service" and key member of the family of Rotary.

If interested in service opportunities or becoming involved in UNOH Rotaract, please follow us on Facebook.

For more information, please contact rotaract@unoh.edu 

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 Market 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.

Student Veterans of America

The mission of the UNOH Chapter of Student Veterans of America is to serve as a catalyst for student veteran success by providing resources, network support, and advocacy during, and beyond, higher education. The vision is that all veterans and current military members will succeed in higher education, achieve their academic goals, and gain meaningful employment.

Membership is open to anyone interested in supporting student veterans and current military members. The UNOH Chapter of the Student Veterans of America is coordinated through the Military Relations Department, which is located in the 100 Building. Email SVA@unoh.edu for more information.

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 are 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.

For more information contact campusevents@unoh.edu