Community Service and Social Action Student Organizations

The following are NSU undergraduate student organizations that focus on community service and social action. Click here for an updated and complete listing of undergraduate student organizations registered with the NSU Office of Student Activities.

Alpha Phi Omega is a co-ed national service fraternity. We devote ourselves to leadership, friendship, and service in all that we do. We are a service organization, the only service fraternity on campus; what this means is you are able to be a part of a social fraternity as well as Alpha Phi Omega. Many of our Brothers are members of other various organizations on campus and are very involved in campus life. We participate in community service of all kinds, and we provide our members with the opportunity to develop leadership skills through: service to the nation, service to the community, service to the campus, and service to the members of the Fraternity.

Best Buddies is a global volunteer movement that aims to create one-on-one friendships and leadership development for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. This is accomplished at the university level by matching Nova Southeastern University volunteers in mutually enriching friendships with persons with intellectual and developmental disabilities. If interested in becoming part of this new service student organization, please email Paula Munoz (

CAUSE (Community Action Using Student Empowerment) strives to provide NSU students with service opportunities throughout the year that enhance the local community by working with a variety of different organizations.

 If you are interested in becoming a part of this organization, contact Nicole Almeida at

The Community Service Steering Committee is comprised of representatives of the service-based student organizations as well as students that are interested in taking their level of involvement to the next step. This group meets periodically to discuss community partnerships, ways to get NSU students more involved, and assist in providing guidance for the program.

For more information on the Community Service Steering Committee, or if you or student organization want to further discuss finding outside service opportunities, email Lauren Soares ( to arrange a consultation.

Relay for Life at NSU is a student organization that plans the annual Relay for Life, which supports cancer research and ultimately finding a cure. The 2014 Relay raised over $33,000 – surpassing their goal of $30,000. The new Relay for Life student leaders are in the planning stages of the 2015 Relay for Life. Check back soon for more information.

ROTARACT at NSU is a University based community service organization under the Rotary International umbrella in Nova Southeastern University (NSU). Like many ROTARACT clubs, ROTARACT at NSU receives support and sponsorship for its projects and activities from NSU and local Rotary clubs of Ft. Lauderdale South, Weston, and Plantation & Davie Cooper-City. It is a part of Rotary district 6990. For more information, check out the Rotaract website at:

Dance Marathon is an annual 10 hour, philanthropic event, full of dancing, live entertainment, themed activities, free food, exciting contests, prizes, and much more! Dance Marathon has raised thousands of dollars for Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital and is now in its 5th year at NSU and continues to become bigger and better! 

Our goal is to raise money for Joe DiMaggio Children's Hospital and we NEED your help! Each step on the dance floor brings us one step closer to saving a child's life. See this video of the Flash Mob to raise awareness for DM!