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.

Description:
African Student Association aims to promote African culture by organizing events that will spread diversity and unite students of all backgrounds.

Type of Club or Organization:
Diversity, Justice, and Sustainability (DJS)/Civic Engagement

Meeting Times & Places (Subject to Change):
When: Every other Wednesday from 5pm-6pm
Where: DJS Lounge

Club Email:
asa@plu.edu

Description:
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!

Type of Club or Organization:
Diversity, Justice, and Sustainability (DJS)/Civic Engagement

Meeting Times & Places (Subject to Change):
When: Every other Wednesday from 4pm-5pm
Where: DJS Lounge

Club Email:
api@plu.edu

Description:
Birders 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!

Type of Club or Organization:
Diversity, Justice, and Sustainability (DJS)/Civic Engagement

Meeting Times & Places (Subject to Change):
When: TBA
Where: TBA

Club Email:
birdersofplu@plu.edu

Description:
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.

Type of Club or Organization:
Diversity, Justice, and Sustainability (DJS)/Civic Engagement

Meeting Times & Places (Subject to Change):
When: Every other Wednesday from 6pm-7pm
Where: DJS Lounge

Club Email:
bsu@plu.edu

Description:
GREAN, 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!

Type of Club or Organization:
Diversity, Justice, and Sustainability (DJS)/Civic Engagement

Meeting Times & Places (Subject to Change):
When: TBA
Where: AUC 201

Club Email:
grean@plu.edu

Description:
This club aims to provide individuals with a supportive community from diverse cultural backgrounds, foster cross-cultural exchange, and promote a sense of belonging.

Type of Club or Organization:
Diversity, Justice, and Sustainability (DJS)/Civic Engagement

Meeting Times & Places (Subject to Change):
When: Every other Wednesday from 4pm-5pm
Where: TBA

Club President’s Email:
bayehyg@plu.edu

Description:
Latinx Unidos seeks to empower the Hispanic/Latinx student population for the purpose of providing scholarly support, cultural awareness, social enrichment, and community outreach.

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Type of Club or Organization:
Diversity, Justice, and Sustainability (DJS)/Civic Engagement

Meeting Times & Places (Subject to Change):
When: Every other Friday from 2pm-3pm starting February 16th, 2024
Where: Ordal Hall 1st floor lounge

Club Email:
amigosu@plu.edu

Description:
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.

Type of Club or Organization:
Diversity, Justice, and Sustainability (DJS)/Civic Engagement

Meeting Times & Places (Subject to Change):
When: Mondays from 4pm-5pm
Where: TBA

Club Email:
luck@plu.edu

Description:
PERIOD @ 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!

Type of Club or Organization:
Diversity, Justice, and Sustainability (DJS)/Civic Engagement

Meeting Times & Places (Subject to Change):
When: Once a month, day and time TBA
Where: Xavier 250

Club President’s Email:
pasquatn@plu.edu

Description:
Prism is a hub for LGBTQ+ students to talk and make friends, while also discussing important issues on and off-campus regarding LGBTQ+ rights.

Type of Club or Organization:
Diversity, Justice, and Sustainability (DJS)/Civic Engagement

Meeting Times & Places (Subject to Change):
When: Third Friday of every month at 3pm
Where: DJS Lounge

Club Email:
prismclub@plu.edu

Description:
The 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.

Type of Club or Organization:
Diversity, Justice, and Sustainability (DJS)/Civic Engagement

Meeting Times & Places (Subject to Change):
When: Every other Wednesday from 6pm-7pm
Where: DJS Lounge

Co-President’s Email:
chandra.wallace@plu.edu

Description:
The 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.

Type of Club or Organization:
Diversity, Justice, and Sustainability (DJS)/Civic Engagement

Meeting Times & Places (Subject to Change):
When: TBA
Where: TBA

Club President’s Email:
llazarte@plu.edu