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 group of students selected to be on the Service in Action Board will assist with the planning of large scale service events, provide outreach about the Office of Student Leadership and Civic Engagement’s community service resources and spread awareness about service needs in South Florida to the Nova Southeastern University community. Members of the committee will be actively involved in planning, assisting, and being in attendance of service events as well as providing suggestions about how to market our service initiatives and spread awareness of South Florida community needs.

The 2015 Relay for Life of Nova Southeastern University will be taking place beginning at 6:00 p.m. on Saturday, April 11 to 6:00 a.m. on Sunday, April 12 and will be held at Gold Circle Lake on NSU’s main Fort Lauderdale campus. The theme for this year, is the 50 States and teams are encouraged to host a game, fundraiser, or presence that represents their chosen state.

The goal for this year is $35,000 and we are hoping to have our best year yet! For more information, please visit our American Cancer Society event page here.

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!