Clubs and Organizations

If you would like more information regarding a specific club, please contact the club president and/or a club e-mail if one is provided.
  • Ignite

Ignite brings students together to worship and trains them to live as disciples of Christ.

  • President:  Thomas Kim
  • Advisor:  Emily Fahey

InterVarsity Christian Fellowship

  • President: Emily Ames
  • Advisor: Rick Spillman

Knitwits

The Knitwits is a relaxing and fun community for people to come together and knit or crochet. It is open to people of all skill levels, from beginners to more advanced levels. Come hang out with them and learn to make scarves, hats, blankets, and much more! Because knitting isn't just for grandmas! 

  • Presidents: Artissima Sawatzki & Carolyn Knackstedt
  • Advisor:Jennifer Warwick

Kinesiologists of the Future Club

The KFC’s goal is to promote wellness and enhance the components of fitness by conducting activities that lead to positive lifestyles characterized by physical activity and other healthy behaviors.  The KFC plans to focus on the expansion of knowledge, experience and professionalism for the Department of Kinesiology and its related majors and minors.

  • President: Jordan Zepernick
  • Advisor: Charilaus Papadopoulos
  • Email: plukfc@plu.edu

Latinos Unidos

L.U. provides awareness around the University about different types of Latino cultures in order to provide a welcoming environment to Latino students.

  • Presidents: Kindra Galan
  • Advisor: Angel Jesus de Gonzalez

Latter-Day Saint Student Association

 Encourages fellowship and scripture study among Latter-day Saint students and all others desiring to be involved.

  • President: Katrina Amero
  • Advisor: Catherine Pratt

L.U.N.I.C.Y.C.L.E.R.S. (Lutes with a Unique and Nifty Interest in Cautiously Yet Courageously Learning an Exquisitely Radical Skill)

The PLU Unicyclers Club is a group of students that exists to introduce and teach all those who would like to learn the unique skill of unicycling. Their purpose is to offer the plu community a recreational sport in a positive and encouraging atmosphere. They are committed to supporting and encouraging fellow students and faculty to step outside the box and try something new!

  • President: Mackenzie Dean
  • Advisor: Hannah Middlebrook

LUTE NATION

The mission of Lute Nation is to step together in representation of all college life, genders, creeds, and nationalities, to bridge the gap between PLU and its surrounding community, to entertain and educate while advancing the art form and culture of stepping and to have fun and meet others.

  • Captains:Jonathan Adams & Samantha Glaser
  • Advisor: Melannie Denise Cunningham
  • email: Lnation@plu.edu

The Mark

The Mark provides a creative atmosphere in which students may workshop current writing projects, allowing for positive critical growth manifested by a supportive group that maintains an interest in writing. The Mark contributes to the development of the written word on the PLU Campus.

  • President: Jennifer Arbaugh
  • Advisor: Jason Skipper
  • Email:  themark@plu.edu

Mary Lund-Davis Undergraduate Student Investment Fund

The Mary Lund-Davis Undergraduate Student investment fund endowed with $25,000 from Mary Lund-Davis in 1982, now managing a $140,000 portfolio in the stock market. Weekly meetings consist of an economic report and a portfolio performance update. Rotates weekly between having stock proposals/revaluations and having an educational topic in finance with discussion. Meetings are Thursdays, 7:30 pm, in Morken 124. No finance experience required.

  • President: TBD
  • Advisor: Dr. Ufuk Ince

MeDent (PLU Pre-Med & Pre-Dental Club)

MeDent provides resources to aid in the application processes to medical and dental schools as well as peer support for PLU students interested in medical and dental fields.

  • Presidents: Carolyn Knackstedt & Megan Abdo
  • Advisor: Amy Seigesmund

Montana Club

The Montana Club provides students from or interested in Montana with a means to connect with each other for the purpose of coordinating rides to Montana and creating a community for the appreciation of Montanan culture.

  • Presidents: Hannah Anderson & Andrew Larsen
  • Advisor: Mary Jo Larsen

Mu Phi Epsilon

Mu Phi Epsilon fosters the ideals of service to school and community; develops an awareness that artistic gifts are to be shared; promotes high scholarship, musicianship, and friendship through service; and provides opportunities for strong artistic and personal abilities.

  • President: Kristin McCarthy
  • Advisor: Gina Gilli

Network for Peacebuilding and Conflict Mediation (NPCM)

NPCM provides a network of students and faculty interested in peacebuilding and conflict management that can share resources, knowledge, expertise, and opportunities with each other in an effort to build a stronger, more peaceful world.

  • President: Shailee Woodard
  • Advisor: Prof. Amanda E. Feller
  • Website: www.plu.edu/npcm 

Night of Musical Theater (NOMT)

NOMT strives to provide a fun and engaging opportunity to learn about the distinct art of musical theatre through the formation of a unique show compiled of several different musical numbers culminating in a performance that ahs long been a tradition at PLU.

  • President: Sam Chapman
  • Advisor: Jeff Clapp

Opera Club

Opera Club's goal is to encourage the interest in opera by hosting on-campus showings of operas, and workshops with PLU music faculty who are professional opera singers and directors. We also aim to provide students with the information of the local opera opportunities such as productions by Seattle Opera and Tacoma Opera, and encourage students to participate in the PLU operatic productions.

Phi Alpha Delta/Delta Ro

Eager to promote a closer bond among students of social work and to enter into more intimate fellowship with those dedicated to the promotion of humanitarian goals and ideals by a professional group which quality educational preparation is deemed imperative, students and faculty involved in social work education at Pacific Lutheran University resolve to sponsor a Chapter of Phi Alpha National Honor Society, thereby to foster high standards of education for social work and to invite into membership those who have attained excellence of scholarship and distinction of achievement as students of social work.

Philosophy Club

The philosophy club meets on a periodic basis to discuss topics of interest and/or importance to philosophy students.  The goals of philosophy club are to supplement the official PLU philosophy curriculum, to engage students in a meaningful way outside of the classroom, to establish a sense of community among philosophy students, and to promote the study of philosophy at PLU.

  • Presidents: Olivia Killingsworth
  • Advisor: Michael Schleeter

PLU Cycling Club

The goal of PLU cycling club is to provide students with the opportunity to participate in fun and safe rides, learn about cycling, as well as compete at the collegiate level in the NWCCC.

PLU Community Garden

The garden is a 10,000 square foot garden that uses only organic practices. PLU Community Garden produces tons of produce for the needy in Parkland. Most of the food goes to trinity Lutheran's food pantry or homeless shelters.

PLU Kendo

Kendo is a modern Japanes martial art.  PLU Kendo exists to nurture, develop, and instill honor in oneself, and to provide an opportunity to become a better student, person, and citizen while meditating on the "Way of the Sword."

  • President: Julian Banbury
  • Advisor: Teru Toyokawa

PLU Ski and Snowboard Club

The mission of Ski and Snowboard Club is to provide a supportive community for skiers and snowboarders and other enthusiasts of self-propelled snow sports and to spread the stoke of snow sports.

  • President: Kristian Jore
  • Advisor: Julie Smith

PLUtonic

PLUtonic is PLU's men's A Cappella ensemble, which seeks to inspire, motivate and change the world of acapella through love of singing, building a strong brotherhood and sharing our passion with the community of PLU.

Progress

Progress raises funds to go towards children who are in need of medical care (to the Free Care Fund at Mary Bridge Hospital in Tacoma). They advocate and raise awareness about the healthcare system and issues in U.S. healthcare.

Psi Chi National Honor Society

Psi Chi is an academic society that drives to produce a well-educated, ethical, and socially responsible member committed to contributing to the science and profession of psychology, and to society in general.

  • Presidents: Thomas Kim
  • Advisor: Jon E. Grahe