Learn how you can influence the larger processes of government and social change. Whether you consider yourself conservative or liberal-or you're still deciding-Quinnipiac offers many opportunities to voice your opinion and explore social issues.

Active Minds
Active Minds is established for the expressed purpose of increasing the awareness of the following at Quinnipiac University: issues surrounding mental health, symptoms related to mental health disorders, and mental health resources available both on campus and in the surrounding community. Active Minds will work to reduce stigma towards people living with mental illness so that students will feel more comfortable seeking help when it is needed and openly discussing mental health-related issues. They will also promote a general awareness of comprehensive "self health" by emphasizing techniques that care for the body as well as the mind.  And they will serve as a liaison between the student body and the mental health community by hosting guest speakers, providing informational fact sheets, organizing fundraisers, maintaining a comprehensive social media presence, and organizing other events to reduce stigma and raise awareness.

Cancer Support Group
The purpose of this organization shall be to provide support for those who in some way have dealt with cancer in his/her life. The group also welcomes those who may not have been directly affected by cancer, but are interested and willing to help raise awareness and money towards the fight against cancer. The ultimate goal is to work towards a large scale, service event, which consists of choosing a child from Yale New Haven Hospital who has been recently diagnosed with cancer, and renovating that child's bedroom. The purpose of this event is to give the child a comforting and healing environment to return to after treatment.

Enactus
Enactus promotes the entrepreneurial spirit and an ongoing exploration of the free-enterprise system through outreach projects in the community and throughout the world. Enactus also encourages career development and cultivates future opportunities for its members.

Global Affairs Assocation
The purpose of this organization is to educate students on foreign relations through lectures and discussions. To achieve that goal, the group invites experts in the field of foreign relations and/or relating to pertinent global issues to lead lectures and discussions. The Foreign Affairs Council also visits neighboring universities and other relevant organizations that host similar topics of discussion. If beneficial to the organization, sponsorship and/or funding will come from national non-profit, NGOs, and other related groups. This organization will stay politically neutral.

Global Citizen's Board
The purpose of this organization shall be to provide support for those who in some way have dealt with cancer in his/her life. The group also welcomes those who may not have been directly affected by cancer, but are interested and willing to help raise awareness and money towards the fight against cancer. The ultimate goal is to work towards a large scale, service event, which consists of choosing a child from Yale New Haven Hospital who has been recently diagnosed with cancer, and renovating that child's bedroom. The purpose of this event is to give the child a comforting and healing environment to return to after treatment.

QU Eats
The purpose of this organization shall be to promote nutrition, health and wellness throughout the Quinnipiac community by providing essential information regarding nutrition and healthy eating.

Quinnipiac University Democrats
The Quinnipiac University Democrats promotes and educates students about civic responsibility and the electoral and democratic processes while providing students with an opportunity to engage in political, civic and social activities.

Paws and People
The purpose of Paws and People is to work toward promoting views of the general welfare of animals and to make the community aware of the importance of and proceedings in the animal health field.

Student Veteran Organization (SVO)
The Student Veteran Organization raises awareness of veteran issues on and around campus. The group provides support for veterans, those with loved ones currently serving in the Armed Forces, those who wish to show support, and those who are interested in joining the Armed Forces. Learn more about military benefits at Quinnipiac

Students for Environmental Action (SEA)
Students for Environmental Action is committed to pursuing a vision of a sustainable, environmentally-conscious community at Quinnipiac University. Members engage both the student body and the administration in moving Quinnipiac towards being green. Activities include hosting a University-wide competition between residence halls to reduce energy consumption.

VITA (Pro-Life Awareness)
VITA exists to raise awareness regarding pro-life issues including, but not limited to, abortion, euthanasia, capital punishment, embryonic stem cell research, and artificial conception. The group accomplishes this through discussion, research, outside speakers, distribution of literature and community service.

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