Co-curricular Programs at PLU

The Educational Program


The university’s mission is to “educate students for lives of thoughtful inquiry, service, leadership and care - for other people, for their communities and for the earth.”

PLU 2020 uplifts the expectation that PLU will provide graduates who will give society the kinds of leaders and citizens it needs. PLU co-curricular programs promote: a deep engagement with people, cultures, ideas and the environment, a rich array of opportunities to inquire into the human condition and the natural world, opportunities for experiential learning, leadership and service, programs that support students physically, emotionally, ethically and intellectually. These programs also promote the university’s Integrative Learning Objectives and the university intent to educate the whole person - body, mind and spirit.

In addition to a number of academically based co-curricular programs, many departments sponsor co-curricular education programs and over 80 student clubs and organizations also contribute to out-of-classroom learning on campus.

Listed below is a sampling of co-curricular offerings organized around the PLU mission statement: