Diversity, Justice, and Sustainability (DJS)/Civic Engagement

Diversity, Justice, and Sustainability (DJS)/Civic Engagement Clubs and Organizations seek to create a safe, supportive, and diverse environment that challenges students to explore social justice issues and begin the work towards equity as engaged citizens on both local and global levels. These clubs and organizations are great for students that are interested in gaining an increased understanding of their cultural identities through reflection on value, want to learn more about basic concepts of social justice and are interested in learning how to create positive change at PLU, the greater Tacoma community, and beyond.

NameDescriptionMeeting Times & Places (subject to change)Club Email
Asian Pacific Islanders Student Association (APISA)We are a community where students of API origins can find a safe space on campus to connect and explore the vast diversity within the API umbrella. We invite all students to join in our club meetings and events to have fun and educate themselves on API stories and culture!When: Every other Wednesday from 1pm-2pm

Where: DJS Lounge
Birders of PLUBirders of PLU intends to promote community-building at the interpersonal and the ecological level. Through the observation of birds, the club seeks to connect students with their environmental and community contexts, as well as with their fellow animals. Birding is a mutual practice of observation, conversation, education, and activism across species lines, and the Birders of PLU aim to co-create a flourishing multispecies future. Activities include birding trips, bird identification and life history lessons, campus-wide events, and more!When: TBA

Where: TBA
Black Student Union The Black Student Union strives to create an open and safe environment for students to be in a community with other students who have many diverse backgrounds and perspectives. As an affinity club at a PWI (predominantly white institution), we strive to uplift and amplify student voices and leadership within our community through cultural enrichment and intellectual growth.When: Every other Wednesday from 6pm-7pm

Where: DJS Lounge
GREAN (Grass Root Environmental Action Now) ClubGREAN, or Grass Roots Environmental Action Now, is a student club dedicated to all things that are green. The mission of the PLU student run club is to promote environmental awareness and action on campus and throughout the community. The group itself has helped organize campaigns such as Take Back the Tap, as well as the Smart Paper Campaign, an initiative to change the paper policy on campus to using post consumer recycled paper. Additionally, the club has been involved in many on-the-ground activities such as invasive species removals, and environmental activism events. Everyone is welcome!When: TBA

Where: AUC 201
International Student AssociationThis club aims to provide individuals with a supportive community from diverse cultural backgrounds, foster cross-cultural exchange, and promote a sense of belonging.When: Every other Wednesday from 4pm-5pm

Where: TBA
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Latinx Unidos (LXU)Latinx Unidos seeks to empower the Hispanic/Latinx student population for the purpose of providing scholarly support, cultural awareness, social enrichment, and community outreach.When: TBA

Where: TBA
Lutes Undertaking Community Kindness (LUCK)Lutes Undertaking Community Kindness strives to give students access to learning opportunities that will help them gain empathy for lived experiences that differ from their own. LUCK works to staff nonprofit organizations with the labor needed to continue their services and hopes to help with the distribution and organization of donations and resources on and off-campus.When: Mondays from 4pm-5pm

Where: TBA
PERIOD @ Pacific Lutheran University, WAPERIOD @ Pacific Lutheran University, WA is a chapter of the national organization PERIOD.org. This chapter's aim is to end period poverty on campus while destigmatizing menstruation throughout our PLU community. Through discussion, educational events, and legislation, we hope to make PLU a more accessible place for all!When: Once a month, day and time TBA

Where: Xavier 250
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PrismPrism is a hub for LGBTQ+ students to talk and make friends, while also discussing important issues on and off-campus regarding LGBTQ+ rights.When: Third Friday of every month at 3pm

Where: DJS Lounge
Social Work Student OrganizationThe Social Work Student Organization seeks to create links and support systems between students in the Social Work program, especially between cohorts. The organization is looking to create more opportunities to bring more students into the program and educate students on the social work profession. The Social Work Student Organization engages in service, advocacy, diversity, and inclusion efforts.When: Every other Wednesday from 6pm-7pm

Where: DJS Lounge
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STEMinist ClubThe mission of STEMinist Club is to create a community with those underrepresented in the STEM field. We aim to provide resources and learn about experiences from professionals in their respective fields.When: TBA

Where: TBA
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