The tasting menu of clubs within Blount is ever-changing; the leaders of clubs might graduate, or a group of enterprising freshmen might come up with a great idea for a new group. There are always opportunities for you to create your own club, or join an existing one. Looking for student organizations (Mentors, Ambassadors, and HOP)? Go to the student org page. Take a minute to meet with the ghosts of clubs past, present, and future below. Click on the club name to view the description.
Ghost of Clubs Present
These clubs are currently in operation. The meeting times might not always be up-to-date (for the most accurate information, check out the weekly newsletter or the flyers in Tuomey), but the descriptions are.
The Japanese art of origami has often attracted the brightest minds. The Paper Crane Collective is the outlet that Blount students have found for that very art. Come to the weekly meetings (Thursdays at 5pm in Tuomey) of the Paper Crane Collective and we can easily teach you. We will easily fold you into our crew.
Be it crochet, needlepoint, or knitting, we as an academic family have both the need and tweed for your skills and interests. Blount Fiber Fiends formed from a desire of a variety of Blountees with a unique common interest of knitting. The BFFs have begun several initiatives from Tuomey Tapestry Initiative and Beanies for Blount. Not a Fiber Fiend? With the multitalented students of Blount, I am sure that you can learn. Come to the LLC lobby most Sunday evenings (~5pm) to learn from Murrie, Keene, and your fellow students.
The Blount Chess Club, formerly known as “Check, Please” and recently revived by the some members of the newest cohort, is for chess enthusiasts of any skill level! Come to learn, challenge your abilities, or watch some epic chess.
Perhaps the most chill group in Blount, the Vinyl Appreciation Collection gathers to simply listen to music in its greatest form. Join us to study, do homework, or hang out in the presence of some epic tunes.
Do you like singing? Are you a Blountee? Then Blacapella is for you! Originally started as a freshman-only group, we are expanding to include Blountees of any year! Acapella is the art of performing music without any instruments; everything is done vocally. Think Pitch Perfect.
Blount Literary Journal is the main undergraduate journal for the Blount Scholars Program. This journal publishes everything from poetry to analytical essays. Our journal is as expansive as our students want it to be. There is a reason that this journal is entirely undergraduate lead and published. If you want to learn more about the Journal check out their own website.
The Blount Poetry Collective is a club for anyone who wants to improve, develop, and hone their poetry. They meet biweekly to talk about everything from fundamentals to poets themselves and, most importantly, to write poetry. This club is open to anyone no matter their prior experience with poetry.
Ghost of Clubs Past
Interest in Blount clubs tends to waver over the years. As such, clubs may disband from time to time. Don’t despair! This isn’t the end for the club. You can revive a former Blount club at any point during your tenure at UA.
The Blount Instruments is an organization of musicians and musically-minded students within the Blount Scholars Program. Their interests range from classical to jazz to pop to experimental Baroque- Electronic fusion. With various combos and groups meeting weekly in Tuomey Hall, they welcome all students, from novice to advanced, who are interested in music. Blount also houses a music corner in the LLC that frequently fills the building with everything from intense Chopin and Bach, to off-key Christmas sing-a-longs.
An ancient tile-based game developed in Qing China. With a multitude of variants of the game, this strategy-based game has challenged the best minds of the world. So, why shouldn’t Blount students have their minds challenged as well? Roll Tile (See we too create menial puns as well. What? they’re catchy) is hosted by one of the original founders of the Blount Program in the Blount LLC. Seriously, what could make this experience any better?
The Guerrilla Art Collective is an organization that is seeking to beautify the halls of The Blount LLC. If students are interested in creating art for display in the halls, there are ways for it to potentially be framed/hung up.
Ghost of Clubs Future
Someone (usually Whiting) occasionally has a genius idea for a club, but no way to start it. You could be the chosen one. If you have a club you’d like to start, just come to a HOP meeting (Sundays at 7pm in the LLC) to pitch it!
A collective of film appreciators and makers.
A group of intro or experienced players of DnD (or any other tabletop role-playing game).