Get Involved

The college experience is about getting involved. No other time in your life are you saturated with so many diverse ideas, perspectives, lifestyles, and goals.

PLU gives you many tools to get involved, whether it’s in service, leadership, activism, learning, health, or just for fun! Continue to pursue those things you’re already passionate about and branch out into areas previously uncharted.

Clubs & Organizations

There are over 70 different clubs and organizations to join at PLU, from academic to just-for-fun, from cultural to political, and many more. Join those that interest you, or work to start your own!

Recreational Programs

Pacific Lutheran University Recreational programs provide students positive social opportunities and are an outlet for good clean FUN (well sometimes it gets a little muddy), exercise, and relaxation. PLU Recreations promotes exercise & physical activity, teamwork, and sportsmanship.

Recreational programs at PLU include Outdoor Recreation (with student-led trips nearly every weekend), intramural sports (basketball, volleyball, soccer, pickleball, dodgeball, frisbee golf, and so many more!), and group exercise classes (think yoga, zumba, etc.).

Campus Recreation strives to create a welcoming and inclusive environment. We believe a healthy, active and engaged lifestyle is a right afforded to everyone.

Student Government

The Associated Students of PLU (ASPLU) is the elected voice of the student population at PLU. It includes the executives, senators and directors (Civic Engagement, Diversity, Finance, Public Relations, and Sustainability Director).

ASPLU works to represent student views and concerns to faculty, staff, and the community at large.


71% of PLU students are involved in community service with numerous opportunities to develop skills, knowledge, and values that lead to stronger communities.

The PLU Center for Community Engagement and Service (CCES) serves as a resource for students, staff, and faculty who want to learn and serve in the context of the Parkland and Tacoma community to make the communities more healthy, safe and sustainable places to live.

Campus Ministry

PLU Campus Ministry is a community that welcomes, celebrates, and engages the diverse spiritual and faith traditions of PLU students, staff and faculty members.  They seek to welcome and affirm every member of the PLU community as we collectively respond to the spiritual call to justice and transformation. They contribute to the exploration of big questions, nurturing spiritual lives and meaning making, engaging deeply with others who may have differing beliefs, and living in service with our neighbors.

Campus Ministry offers options for chapel on Mondays and Wednesdays, and Interfaith Prayer for the World on Fridays, a Multifaith Meditation and Prayer Space, and multiple events and other opportunities for spiritual faith, practice, and exploration. The Campus Ministry office also hosts and sponsors the PLU Pantry.