Service-Focused Student Organizations

Zips for Akron Hope

Akron Against Cancer

American Cancer Society Akron Against Cancer organization at the University of Akron is dedicated to finding a cure for cancer. They are partnered with the American Cancer Society to form one of the college chapters of Colleges against Cancer.

Alpha Phi Omega

Alpha Phi Omega Alpha Phi Omega is the only Service Fraternity on UA's campus. They are a co-ed organization. They give unselfishly of their time and energy. The three core values are leadership, friendship and service.

Campus Habitat for Humanity

Habitat for Humanity Campus Habitat for Humanity is an organization dedicated to eliminating substandard housing by supporting local chapters of Habitat for Humanity on construction sites and in financial matters.

Circle K International

Circle K International

CKI or Circle K International is a collegiate community service and leadership-training organization that is affiliated with Kiwanis and Key Club. With over 13,000 members internationally, CKI is the largest collegiate service organization in the world. The Ohio District of Circle K International (or “ODCKI”) has over 500 members in clubs on about 25 campuses as of Spring 2011. They complete on average more than 12,000 community service hours each year by working with four service partners and countless local charities and organizations to help each college community and the world in a unique but noticeable way.

Environmental Akron

Environmental Akron Environmental Akron seeks to educate the public on environmental issues. Find them on OrgSync!

Student United Way

United Way Student United Way is a student-led community change organization on college and university campuses. Through Student United Way students advance the common good, develop leadership skills, and join a growing United Way movement. Student United Way is a student-led club on the University of Akron campus. Through Student United Way, you will... GIVE ADVOCATE VOLUNTEER, grow as leaders and connect to the community to build lasting relationships. The Student United Way works in coordination with the United Way of Summit County and is part of a national movement of young people on college campuses across our country working and learning to advance the common good.

Zips for St. Jude

Zips for St. Jude

Zips for St. Jude is an energetic organization which focuses on raising funds and awareness for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.  The organization hosts events and programs throughout the school year such as; Slime Event, Dine to Donates and tie dye events.  In the early spring semester they have an all-night event where students sacrifice a night of sleep in honor of the patients and their families who have sleepless nights at the hospital.   The organization has raised over 300,000 dollars for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital!  Want to learn more? Contact them at or find them on OrgSync.  

Collegiate Autism Network

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Collegiate Autism Network is a fun, energetic group of students working to raise awareness and work with the local autism community. They fundraise for local and national organizations associated with autism. They also work to raise awareness on campus through guest speakers and other events. They plan events for the local autism community of children to come and enjoy themselves in an environment that understands their particular needs and struggles.

Dance Marathon

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DMU Akron provides emotional and financial support to families treated by Akron Children’s Hospital by allowing students, staff, faculty, as well as Akron community members, to fundraise and attend a 24-hour long Dance Marathon party, to Stand For The Kids Who Can't.

Love Your Melon

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Love Your Melon is an apparel brand run by college students across the country on a mission to give a hat to every child battling cancer in America, fund childhood cancer research initiatives and provide immediate support for children and their families through the sales of Love Your Melon products.

Zips for Akron Hope

Zips for Akron Hope

Zips for Akron Hope is an organization incorporated to develop programs, solicit donations, and rally volunteers in order to inspire hope to the next generation through various programs that promote positive living and intentional interaction.

Zips For Haiti

Zips for Haiti

Zips for Haiti is an organization dedicated to helping the economy of Haiti. They organize annual trips to Haiti to participate in various service projects. Their mission is to make a positive impact on others and improve the quality of living for those unable to do so themselves. They also conduct fundraisers throughout the year to raise money in hopes of starting a scholarship for a student from Haiti to come to the University of Akron.

Zips on the Rise

Zips on the Rise

Zips on the Rise is a community service oriented group on campus. The goal of this organization is to provide meaningful programming, tutoring, and positive role models to young children struggling with homelessness, so that they can learn, grow, and develop in a safe and loving environment. Providing enriching art programs to kids at the homeless shelters will give them a break from their stressful day-to-day lives. Tutoring the young children will help ensure that their situation does not prohibit them from learning and growing in a healthy way.