University of Northwestern Ohio

Clubs & Organizations


AGCO Advantage Internship Program

UNOH has partnered with AGCO to educate students to become top-performing agriculture service technicians.  The program consists of completion of an Associate’s Degree in Agricultural Equipment Technology.  Upon graduation, sponsored students will earn a potential offer of employment at AGCO Equipment.  Students are expected to go through a specialized curriculum to understand all aspects of agriculture equipment.  This degree program is divided between classroom and lab-based mechanical work on agriculture equipment used in today’s farming.  Tuition reimbursement is available for students.

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

Autocross Club

The purpose of the Autocross 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.

Contact advisor for more information at

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 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 

DiGiT - Digital Graphic Imaging in Technology

D.i.G.i.T is the student-led club on campus dedicated to technology.  It provides an opportunity for students to learn more about technology and how they can use it in their own lives.  The Club promotes both individuality and group efforts to show exactly how technology works outside of the classroom.  There is no limit to what kind of technology D.i.G.i.T. has an interest in, from desktop computers and laptops to robotics and programming.  If it is categorized as technology, the Club is there.  The world of technology is ever changing so participants are encouraged to bring new challenges and new perspectives to the group.  As time passes, new students will come with new devices and better technology than the previous generations.  The purpose of D.i.G.i.T. is to provide these new students with a way to help them understand the devices they use in everyday life.  Contact advisor for more information at 

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.

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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 

Kappa Beta Delta Honor Society

  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 provided their overall record, in the judgment of the collegiate chapter, is of Kappa Beta Delta caliber. For more information, email

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

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 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 FFA Alumni Association, which is chartered by the National FFA Organization.

Contact advisors for more information at 

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 ten 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.

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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.

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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

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.

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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 Student Veterans of America (SVA) is to provide Service Members and Veterans with resources, support, and advocacy needed to succeed in higher education, to achieve their academic goals, and to gain meaningful employment after graduation. Today’s Veteran’s and Service Members face numerous obstacles along their path of attaining a college degree. These challenges range from a missing sense of camaraderie to feeling like an outsider among traditional college students. When coupled with the visible and invisible wounds of war, a college degree can be an elusive goal for many women and men returning from military service. SVA helps students to make that goal a reality. Be proud of your service! Be proud of who you are!

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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 Chris Marker at

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.

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