Cleary University

Student Organizations

Student organizations are fun and informative, student-directed, staff/faculty mentored, and meet on campus regularly.

For more information contact studentlife@cleary.edu

Phi Omega Chapter at Cleary University

Delta Sigma Pi (DSP)

Delta Sigma Pi, also known as DSP, was founded at Cleary University in 2018. It is the first National co-ed business fraternity on campus and is one out of nine chapters held in the state of Michigan. DSP’s purpose is to host and organize a variety of professional, philanthropic and diversity events on campus through, workshop training seminars, presentations, employer field days, panel discussions and networking events to benefit Cleary students and community at large. Offering on-campus and online education models, Cleary provides a rich residence life, vibrant athletics, and a family feeling where everyone truly knows your name. More than 200 students live on a rolling, 50-acre campus in an historic Michigan town, with robust involvement in athletics. Cleary’s intimate student-to-faculty ratio leads to highly attentive learning and working relationships. Students have direct access to professors; they never have to wait for answers or attention. Administrators and faculty make it a top priority to know every student by name and focus. Membership benefits include:
  • Full- Time study abroad Internships opportunities
  • Scholarships through National DSP fraternity
  • Opportunity to attend National LEAD Conferences and leadership retreats held throughout the country
  • Mentorship with professionals in chosen field (Partner with BYP, Howell Chamber of Commerce, DSP National Leaders, other DSP chapters and Cleary Alumni)
  • Discounts with Geico and Enterprise
  • Internship and job opportunities with corporate partners
  • E-Learning and webinars for members and alumni
  • Lifetime membership for networking and continued learning
Libby Cook
Sr. Vice President
Delta Sigma Pi
Phi Omega Chapter at Cleary University

Collegiate DECA

DECA Inc. is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization with more than 5,000 members in over 300 colleges and universities worldwide. DECA’s purpose and mission is to prepare emerging leaders and entrepreneurs for careers in marketing, finance, hospitality and management through competitions, experiential learning and project based activities that require solutions with practical outcomes.

Our attributes and values describe DECA’s priorities and standards. We value competence, innovation, integrity and teamwork.

Prior high school DECA experience is a plus but not a pre-requisite to join at Cleary University.

DECA prepares college emerging leaders and entrepreneurs throughout the world for careers in marketing, finance, hospitality and management. Its collegiate competitive events program allows students to test their experience, skills and knowledge while representing their university. They compete for top international honors in one of 25 different categories. Business and industrial leaders serve as judges for the competition.

Cleary DECA Leaders

National Society of Leadership & Success (NSLS) at Cleary University

The NSLS is the largest leadership honor society in the United States. Our NSLS chapter at Cleary University was started in 2020. Our local chapter is part of the national organization with 700+ chapters and over 1.4 million members. Students are selected based on exemplary academic achievement. The NSLS leadership program teaches the interpersonal skills that employers seek to give you an edge in the job market. Hear directly from current members as they share how their experience has changed their life. Visit the NSLS website to learn more about and accept your nomination.

Frequently Asked Questions:

  • Learn from exceptional leaders like former President Barack Obama during exclusive Speaker Broadcasts.
  • Meet new friends and make lifelong connections (on-campus and virtually).
  • Overcome challenges with success coaches shortcutting your way to success.
  • Access to more than $400,000 in scholarships.
  • An exclusive NSLS job board.
  • A personalized letter of recommendation.
  • Access to private networking events.

Students who demonstrate leadership skills and have a cumulative GPA of 3.5 or higher are nominated to join by Cleary University and receive honorary distinctions with NSLS. Upon nomination, students who would like to pursue membership must complete and attend Orientation, Leadership Training Day, 3 Speaker Broadcasts and 3 Success Networking Team meetings to be fully initiated in NSLS.

Our five-step program takes approximately 12 hours over the course of the semester at your pace.

We are a Registered Student Organization (RSO). As of 2022, we had 190 in our chapter and there are more than 1.4 million members nationwide.

Group Leadership

Student Veterans Association

The Student Veterans Association is a student organization dedicated to ensure the academic success for Veterans. The organization is also focused on the student veterans engagement in the university students life, to providing fun activities for the students and their families. We are also establishing a chapter of the Student Veterans of America to connect you with thousands of student veterans across the country and give you access to tools and resources to better support you as student veterans on campus. We are located in Chrysler Building, Room 214. Follow our page to stay up to date on upcoming events and issues, also join us in the Facebook group to connect with your fellow student veterans.

Group Leadership

Zachary Wilks

Spiritual Life

Spiritual life at Cleary University is focused on deepening faith, developing leaders, and learning from diversity. We partner with the campus and larger community to deepen spiritual values, cultivate diversity, and prepare students for a pluralistic global workplace. Spiritual Life provides support to members of the campus community of any religious affiliation (or none) and also to those who seek spiritual life beyond the structures of particular traditions, and nourishes the broadly construed spiritual life of the campus community. Cleary University’s Associate Dean of Students, Matt Oliver is a confidential resource available to support you during personal crisis, navigating conflicts and exploring spiritual questions.

Group Leadership

Matt Oliver

Have an Idea for a Student Organization?

All students attempting to form a new university recognized student organization will work with the Office of Student Life and go through the activation (formation) process.