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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 100 clubs and organizations. The possibilities are limitless. PLU has hundreds of 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 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 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
  • Advocates for Social Justice
  • American Marketing Association
  • Amnesty International
  • Anthropology Club
  • Asian & Pacific Islanders Club
  • Association of Norwegian
  • Beta Alpha Psi – Accounting
  • Beta Gamma Sigma – Business
  • Chaos – PLU Math Club
  • Chemistry Club
  • Chess Club
  • Chinese Student Association
  • Chinese Studies Club
  • Circle K – Service
  • College Democrats
  • College Republicans
  • Delta Iota Chi – Nursing
  • Feminist Student Union
  • German Club
  • G.R.E.A.N. – Environmental Action
  • Habitat for Humanity
  • Harmony – Sexual Orientation Issues
  • Hawaii Club
  • Hip Hop 101
  • International Business Club
  • Knitting Club
  • Lute Troop – Army ROTC
  • MENC – Music Educators National Conference
  • Mu Phi Epsilon – Music
  • Night of Musical Theatre
  • Pre-Service Educators Network
  • Phi Alpha Delta/Delta Rho – Social Work
  • Philosophy Club
  • PLU Film Society
  • PLU Theological Society
  • Psi Chi – Psychology
  • Psychology Club
  • SAPET – Sexual Assault Prevention and Education Team
  • Shotokan Karate Club
  • Society for Information Management
  • Society of Human Resource Management
  • Society of Professional Journalists
  • Sociology Club
  • Student Investment Fund
  • Vegetarian Alliance
  • Young Entrepreneurs
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

Best foot forward

As part of ‘On the Road,’ first-year students embrace PLU’s Lutheran tradition of service.

What is 'social justice'? And why does PLU care?

Student leaders ensure PLU is a great place to tackle big issues – like power, privilege, equity and inclusiveness.