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 Center for Diversity, Justice, and Sustainability 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
  • Active Minds
  • Alpha Psi Omega – Theatre
  • Alpha Upsilon Sigma – English
  • Anime Club
  • Asian & Pacific Islanders Student Association (APISA)
  • Banned Books Club
  • Beta Alpha Psi – Accounting and Finance
  • Beta Gamma Sigma – Business
  • Biology Club
  • Black Student Union
  • Burlesque
  • CathoLUTES
  • Chemistry Club
  • Clay Crows
  • Club Keithley
  • CWMEA (Collegiate Washington Music Educators Association)
  • Dance Club
  • Delta Iota Chi – Nursing
  • Fellowship of Christian Athletes
  • Gamer’s Guild
  • Garden Club
  • Geo Club
  • G.R.E.A.N. (GrassRoots Environmental Action Now)
  • Habitat for Humanity
  • Hammocking Club
  • Health Sciences Club
  • HERmonic
  • Ignite Campus Ministry
  • InterVarsity Christian Fellowship
  • K-Pop Club
  • Kinesiologists of the Future Club
  • Latinx Unidos (formerly Amigos Unidos)
  • Latter-Day Saints Student Association
  • Love Your Melon Fund
  • Lute Nation
  • Mark Creative Writing Club
  • Muslim Student Association
  • Na Hoaloha O Hawaii (Hawaii Club)
  • Night of Musical Theatre
  • PACE – Peer Advocacy & Community Engagement
  • Phi Alpha Delta/Delta Rho – Social Work
  • PLU College Republicans
  • PLU Pep Band
  • PLU Physics Club
  • PLU Students for Life
  • PLU Table Tennis Club
  • PLUtonic Acapella
  • Pre-Med Club
  • Prism
  • Psi Chi – Psychology
  • Society for Human Resource Management
  • Swing Dancing Club
  • Triota (Iota Iota Iota) – Women’s and Gender Studies
  • Vpstart Crow
  • Young Americans for Liberty
  • Young Life College Club
Other Opportunities for Involvement:
  • Associated Students (ASPLU)
  • LASR – Student Radio
  • The Mast – Student Newspaper
  • Mast TV – Student Television
  • Matrix – Publication
  • Saxifrage – Literary & Art Magazine
  • University Congregation
  • Varsity, Club and Intramural Sports

Start exploring!

Outdoor Rec is PLU’s wilderness adventure club and they can help you explore the many scenic places around the Pacific Northwest.

Represent your peers

Passionate, driven individuals are encouraged to get involved with student government at PLU.