Student Involvement and Leadership

Exploring your student life by joining a club!

The college experience is about getting involved. No other time in our lives are we saturated with so many diverse ideas, perspectives, lifestyles, and goals. Think about it: today you can be a Young Democrat only to become a College Republican tomorrow. You can feed your burgeoning interest in karate one night and learn to swing dance the next. PLU gives you many tools to get involved, see the perspectives of others and, in doing so, figure out your own perspectives. Clubs and Organizations is a great way for you to branch out into areas previously uncharted, or altogether unexplored.

Lutes have a multitude of options and opportunities to become involved. You can lead a sea kayak trip, direct a television show, edit the literary magazine, try stand-up comedy or organize a lecture series. You can change the world with Advocates 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. PLU’s Diversity Center is a leader in connecting students with clubs that focus on exploring diverse cultures and subcultures.

PLU hosts an Involvement Fair each fall where students can learn about more than 82 clubs and organizations. The possibilities are limitless.