Join, Lead, Get Involved

It would take hours to describe all the ways to get involved at PLU. In fact, we make it easy to participate. The choices are many: lead a sea kayak trip, direct a television show, edit the literary magazine, try stand-up comedy or organize a lecture series.

PLU hosts an Involvement Fair each fall where students can learn about more than 70 clubs and organizations. The possibilities are limitless. PLU has many opportunities that allow you to pursue an interest – even if it is something you’ve never done before. Especially if it is something you’ve never done before!

That’s another way PLU is different. Whether you live on campus or off, we encourage you meet new people, learn from others and put your beliefs into action. In short: to discover a new passion – or several. Meaningful involvement that creates change and creates opportunities – that’s what university life at PLU is all about. And one thing we’ve found about PLU students – they rarely just get involved. They lead.

You can change the world by advocating for social justice or work side-by-side with faculty to implement earth-friendly practices on campus. Some clubs are tailor-made to apply lessons from the classroom like the Investment Club, where you meet each week with students and business professors to invest real money in the Stock Market. Of course, there are clubs that allow you to recharge your spirit with others who share similar interests, belief systems or cultures, such as the Asian Pacific Islanders Club or the Key Society. PLU’s Diversity Center is a leader in connecting students with clubs that focus on exploring diverse cultures.

Many PLU students also get involved in student media opportunities, such as the weekly student newspaper The Mast (which regularly wins awards for excellence), as well as the student radio and television stations. No experience necessary – just a willingness to learn and the urge to express yourself.

PLU Clubs and Organizations

  • Alpha Psi Omega (National Theatre Honor Society)
  • American Marketing Association
  • Anime
  • Anthropology Club
  • Asian-Pacific Islanders Club
  • Beta Alpha Psi - Accounting
  • Biology Club
  • Black Student Union
  • Body Love
  • Chemistry Club
  • Chinese Studies Club
  • Circle K International (Service club)
  • Club Keithley (Mentoring/Tutoring local middle school students)
  • Colleges Against Cancer
  • Collegiate Washington Music Educators Association
  • Dance Club
  • Delta Iota Chi - Nursing
  • Disney Club
  • Econ Club
  • Fellowship of Christian Athletes
  • For the King
  • Geo Club
  • Global Student Club
  • G.R.E.A.N. - Environmental Action
  • Habitat for Humanity Campus Chapter
  • HERmonic
  • Ignite Ministry
  • InterVarsity Christian Fellowship
  • Kinesiologists of the Future Club
  • L.U.N.I.C.Y.C.L.E.R.S.
  • Latter Day Saints Student Association
  • Lute Nation (Step Team)
  • MeDent (Pre-Med and Pre-Dental club)
  • Montana Club
  • Mu Phi Epsilon - Music
  • Network for Peacebuilding and Conflict Management
  • Night of Musical Theatre
  • Opera Club
  • Philosophy Club
  • Pre-Service Educators Network
  • Phi Alpha Delta/Delta Rho - Social Work
  • PLUtonic
  • PLU Garden Club
  • PLU Ski and Snowboard Club
  • Progress
  • Psi Chi - Psychology
  • Queer Ally Student Union
  • ROTC Cadet Activities Council
  • SAPET - Sexual Assault Prevention and Education Team
  • Scandinavian Club
  • Shotokan Karate Club
  • Smash Club
  • Society of Human Resource Management
  • Society for Professional Journalists
  • Students for Life
  • Students of the Left
  • Swing Club
  • The Mark Creative Writing Club
  • V-Day PLU
  • Voices for Choice
  • Vpstart Crow (Imrov Theatre)
  • Yu-Gi-Oh Club

Other Opportunities for Involvement:

  • Associated Students (ASPLU)
  • K103 - Student Radio
  • KCNS26 - Student Television
  • The Mast - Student Newspaper
  • Matrix - Publication
  • Residence Hall Councils
  • Residence Hall Association
  • Saxifrage - Literary Magazine
  • University Congregation
  • Varsity, Club and Intramural Sports