List of Clubs & Orgs
If you would like more information regarding a specific club, or would like to get in contact with a club officer, please select the tab “Join a Club.” Select the club(s) you wish to contact, and the Clubs and Orgs interns will connect you to the clubs via email. You can also contact the Clubs and Orgs Interns at email@example.com for help finding a club for you!
Please also browse our list of PLU organizations on campus!
Active Minds is a club that works to advocate for, educate on, and support those with mental illness by changing the conversation around mental health
President: Anja Oss
Advisor: Dr. Mary Moller
Alaska Club is a place for Alaskans to gather and have fun! We’re all about providing a community to out-of-state PLU students so all of us can transition into the college experience better.
President: Elle Campbell
Advisor: Hannah Middlebrook
Alpha Psi Omega
A student theatre-producing organization focusing on smaller, more avant garde productions.
President: Dane Ostlie-Olson
Advisor: Henry Loughman
Alpha Upsilon Sigma
Alpha Upsilon Sigma is PLU’s chapter of Sigma Tau Delta, the international English honor society. Our goal is to facilitate an English community at Pacific Lutheran University for English majors and non-majors alike and promote events pertaining to the discipline. Alpha Upsilon Sigma’s events are open to all PLU students, regardless of honor society membership status. For questions regarding membership, or anything else related to AUS, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
President: Ava Cozzetto
Advisor: Jenny James
President: Shelan Porter
Advisor: Tim O’Neill
The Anthropology Club provides students of anthropology, as well as interested students, a place to explore any and all topics that relate to human beings. Our mission is to foster an appreciation of cultures, language, human origin, and the discovery and preservation of the human past and present. Each year, we host events for students and the outside community to learn more about the world of anthropology.
President: Paris Franklin
Advisor: Jordan Levy
President: Rachele Berndt
Advisor: JP Avila
Asian-Pacific Islanders Student Association (APISA)
The Asian Pacific Islander Association strives to celebrate the culture and identity of Asian-American and Pacific Islander students through food, music, activities, and conversation. Our goal is to provide a welcoming place for those who identify as API or those who want to be more educated on a culture different from their own.
President: Aivi Tran
Advisor: Brandon Bruan, Julian Franco
Beta Alpha Psi, Delta Ro Chapter
Beta Alpha Psi is a nonprofit international honorary and service organization for Financial and Accounting students. The Delta Rho chapter offers opportunities for self development and networking, while encouraging ethical, social, and public responsibilities. Membership is open to students intending to concentrate in accounting and finance who have maintained 3.0 GPA.
President: Brittany Perry
Advisor: Cynthia Riley Smith
Biology club is a place for biology majors, biology minors, and anyone interested in biology to gather and discuss how and why biology touches our lives.
President: Ashley Farre
Advisor: Dr. Jacob Egge
Black Student Union
Black Student Union provides the PLU community the opportunity to engage in elements of Black culture & conversation.
President: Josh Wallace
Advisor: Paul Metellus & Aviance Taylor-Kamau
PLU Chemistry Club welcomes anyone who is interested in exploring the exciting and engaging world of chemistry. Not only do we hold amazing events on campus, we also connect with local schools and share our excitement with young students through hands-on demos. In addition, we host study sessions and go on field trips where chemistry is at work. So please join our family!
Pacific Lutheran University’s premiere improv group!
President: Morgan DeKlyen
Advisor: Tom Smith
Club Keithley is named for Perry G. Keithley Middle School, where we connect the PLU and Parkland communities through service and outreach. We interact with Keithley students through classroom volunteering, one-on-one mentorships, and after school programs. Middle schoolers rock!
President: Shannon Kelley
Advisor: Joel Zylstra
Colleges Against Cancer
Colleges Against Cancer (Relay For Life) brings together students to fight against cancer through raising funds and awareness of different causes of cancer.
President: Shelby Coates
Advisor: Oksana Ejokina
Computer Science Club
The computer science club is dedicated to helping its members learn important skills beyond standard computer science curriculum, expand their networks, and better prepare them for interviews as well as make them more marketable for jobs and internships.
President: Kate Jacobsen
Advisor: George Hauser
CWMEA (Collegiate Washington Music Educators Association)
We give professional development opportunities to music education majors. We bring in guest speakers, have student led discussions, organize advocacy events, and attend the state conference for music educators.
President: Ingrid Smith
Advisor: Dr. Linda Miller
Pacific Lutheran University Dance Team is a student run organization that includes a dedicated group of dance students who perform a range of dance styles including, jazz, funk, modern, hip hop and synchronized movement vocabularies. Members of dance club rehearse and perform dance pieces both on and off campus. Dance Club seeks to facilitate the technical development of its members as well as to find opportunities for them to share their talents. Students audition in the Fall term. Dance Team is a fun way to continue a passion for dance, and make some friends along the way!
Presidents: Tessa Wright, Lauren Castle, Claire Helligso
Advisor: Rachel Winchester
Delta Iota Chi Nursing Club
Delta Iota Chi is an NSNA affiliated professional service club at Pacific Lutheran University directly linked to the School of Nursing. Students must be enrolled in the School of Nursing to be eligible for membership, however our events and meetings are open to all. We provide opportunities for professional and educational development as well as community service for our members through our many events and activities during the year. Being a member is not only a chance to boost the School of Nursing portfolio but network with people from other cohorts and different nursing fields too. We strive to be a standard for professionalism within the School of Nursing as well as the community at PLU.
President: Wendell Brunk
Advisor: Christina Peppin
Diversity in Sports and Exercise
DSE is to explore issues of Diversity, inclusion, and justice occurring within the sports & exercise setting. These meetings offer opportunities to discuss how evidence based inclusion strategies are practiced to encourage positive change in various sports & exercise. It allows members to bring to light & celebrate the differences in sport & exercise.Fellowship of Christian Athletes
President: Danelle Docken
Advisor: Dr. Mallory Mann
The Economics Club seeks to connect current majors and minors and those interested in the field of Economics in order to foster an environment of collaboration, discussion, and exploration in the field.
President: Joal Earlywine
Advisor: Karen Travis
Feminist Student Union
FSU aims to give students who are passionate about feminist issues the voice and opportunity to be activists and inform their campus and larger community.
President: Tegan Mitchell
Advisor: Jen Smith
Geo Club invites students, of any background, to explore the many facets of geoscience. Geo Club aims to give students the opportunity to discuss down to Earth topics, such as natural resources, climate, rocks and minerals, and large scale processes that form the world around us. Dig into this gem of a club, we rock!
President: Samantha Denham
Advisor: Peter Davis
G.R.E.A.N., GrassRoots Environmental Action Now, is a club for passionate students, whether they are committed to saving the planet or just curious about what they can do. Come to GREAN club to learn about sustainability and environmental issues on PLU’s campus and in the surrounding community, and get opportunities to engage in environmental action.
President: Julia Grosvenor
Advisor: Dr. Brian Naasz
Habitat for Humanity
Habitat for Humanity is a service organization. At PLU we have a campus chapter where we tie in closely with Pierce and Tacoma Habitat for builds. We maintain monthly builds and other Habitat advocacy work.
President: Jordan Landes
Advisor: Amy Stewart
The PLU Hawaii Club is committed to sharing the unique and wonderful aloha culture of Hawaii with the greater PLU community. Our membership consists of students from Hawaii and all over the mainland — it is a home away from home. The club offers the members the opportunity to explore Washington and the greater Tacoma area and to help first year students with their transition to a new college life style.
Advisors: Brandon Bruan and Todd Yamaguchi
Health Sciences Club
PLU Health Sciences Club is a resource for students to become prepared and interact with their future health careers by engaging with their peers, health professionals, faculty, and health school representatives in order to be the best that they can be and embody service, leadership, and care.
President: Treyce Fleming
Advisor: Matthew Smith
“Sassy, Brassy, and Classy.” HERmonic is a female group that performs and entertains through A’Capella music, priding themselves on their individuality and spirit.
President: Alicia Hoag
Advisor: Richard Nance
Ignite Campus Ministry
Ignite seeks to gather together in fellowship with students at PLU that want to encounter and cultivate a deeper love with Jesus Christ in our large group gatherings, corporate prayer meetings, and small groups to live a life reflecting Jesus Christ.
Our calling mandated in Matthew 28:19-20 is to spread the Word of God and share the love of Christ to students, staff, and faculty by bearing the image of Christ.
“To know the love of Christ which passes knowledge; that [we] may be filled with all the fullness of God.” Ephesians 3:19
President: Kyle Fahey
Advisor: Sarah Sanders
InterVarsity Christian Fellowship
InterVarsity Christian Fellowship at Pacific Lutheran University is a multiethnic, inter-denominational community of students seeking to be the hands and feet of Jesus on campus and in the city of Tacoma. We do this through a variety of ways including on-campus small group bible studies, large group weekly gatherings, and service projects. Learn more at http://pluintervarsity.wix.com/pluivcf
President: Lucas Larreau
Advisor: Allison Stephens
Kinesiologists of the Future Club
Kinesiologists of the Future Club is a club for all PLU students who are interested in the broad field of Kinesiology. Our meetings consist of open study sessions, planning events, and professional meetings. Open classrooms are open for studying for upcoming tests, talking to other students about recommended study techniques, and for getting to meet more people within the Kinesiology Department. In our professional meetings we have working professionals (PTs, OTs, Chiropractors, Athletic Trainers, Personal Trainers, PE teachers, etc.) come in and speak to us about the process of becoming a professional, whether is means a graduate degree or a certification, and what one experiences everyday on the job.
President: Kristen Kell
Advisor: Harry Papadopoulos
K-Pop Club is an opportunity to learn about Korean culture and meet friends through videos, dancing, field trips, cooking, crafts, and more.
President: Brianna Hartley
Advisor: Erik Hammerstrom
Latinx Unidos (formerly Amigos Unidos)
Latinx Unidos, former Amigos Unidos, seeks to empower the Hispanic/Latinx student population for the purpose of providing scholarly support, cultural awareness, social enrichment, and community outreach. It provides a space on campus that allows Hispanic / Latinx students to feel like home, build a community together, and have some fun in the process. Stay connected by following us on Instagram: pluamigosu , like us on Facebook: PLU Amigos Unidos, and/or email us at email@example.com
President: Eduardo Torres
Advisor: Luke Ruiz
Latter-day Saints Student Association
Encourages fellowship and scripture study among Latter-day Saint students and all others desiring to be involved.
President: Ryan Sturivan
Advisor: Catherine Pratt
League of Legends (Poro Patrol)
We are a League of Legends club at PLU where we hope to learn from one another and to create a community where players of all skill levels are comfortable and welcome. We try to maintain an active amount of play within our club, as well as organizing a competitive PLU ranked team and hosting prized tournament events. We also welcome any new players and give them assistance when needed so they will not feel like they have to take on a new learning curve alone.
President: Cody Bennett
Advisor: Yajun An
The lute legion seeks to provide fun experiences at home sporting events by planning and facilitating organizing cheers, attendance incentives, and fan involvement activities at home sporting events.
President: Nate Jarvis
Advisor: Jessica Roswell
The mission of Lute Nation is to bring students of different identities and backgrounds together to learn and create step routines. We love to entertain and educate the surrounding community about step, the importance of staying motivated in school, and how fun college can be!
Captain & Co-Captain: Mark Hernandez & Riley Knouse
Advisor: Melannie Cunningham
The Mark Creative Writing Club
The Mark provides a creative atmosphere in which students may workshop current writing projects, allowing for positive critical growth manifested by a supportive group that maintains an interest in writing. The Mark contributes to the development of the written word on the PLU Campus.
President: Calley Odum
Advisor: Wendy Call
We are a small group of college students who get together to solve intricate and interesting math problems for fun. We also have cookies or other varies snacks at every meeting.
President: Tori Schmidlin
Advisor: Yajun An
We are a group for anyone who loves Minnesota and the Midwest! We love to hang out and talk about the Midwest, eat Midwestern food, and partake in fun activities like duck duck gray duck or lefse making.
Co-Presidents: Anya Nelson & Michael Larson
Advisor: Hal Delarosby
Mu Phi Epsilon
Mu Phi Epsilon is a professional fraternity for music majors and minors committed to music, friendship and harmony. Members have several performance and music-related service opportunities throughout the year and will have a community of musicians to network with for the rest of their lives.
To be eligible, you must:
1. Have a 3.0 or higher music and 2.0 or higher overall GPA.
2. Have declared a music major or minor.
3. Have completed 3 music courses.
Even if you aren’t eligible yet, we invite you to join us at our meetings, performances and service projects!
President: Katherine Nakasone
Advisor: Svend Ronning
Muslim Student Association
The Muslim Student Association is for both Muslim and non-Muslims with the purpose of uniting and supporting the Muslim community of PLU, educating the greater PLU community about the Islamic faith and engaging in interfaith dialogue to enable tolerance. Meetings are held bi-weekly on Wednesdays from 12-1pm in the Kreidler lounge.
President: Fatoumatta Conteh
Advisor: Katherine Wiley
Network for Peacebuilding & Conflict Management
NPCM provides a network of students and faculty interested in peacebuilding and conflict management that can share resources, knowledge, expertise, and opportunities with each other in an effort to build a stronger, more peaceful world.
President: Binyaamem Novus Khan
Advisor: Amanda Feller
Opera Club’s goal is to encourage the interest in opera for everyone, whether you’re a vocal performance major or are interested in exploring a new art form! We also attend local operatic productions including Seattle Opera, Tacoma Opera, and Vashon Opera at an affordable price and have monthly PJ Pizza Opera nights.
President: Marissa Moultrie
Advisor: Dr. James Brown
Phi Alpha Delta/Delta Ro
Phi Alpha is an honor society for students majoring or minoring in social work. The Delta Rho chapter is part of a national honor society. The honor society focuses on academic excellence and service to the community.
President: Ashley Lambertson
Advisor: JoDee Keller
PLU College Republicans
PLU College Republicans serves to promote Conservative ideals within the PLU community, to facilitate political discussion, and to encourage political involvement at all levels of governance.
President: Shelby Coates
Advisor: Kristin Plaehn
PLU Community Garden Club
The garden is a 10,000 square foot garden that uses only organic practices. PLU Community Garden produces tons of produce for the needy in Parkland. Most of the food goes to Trinity Lutheran’s food pantry or homeless shelters.
President: Rebecca Crust
Advisor: Saiyare Refaei
PLU Gamer’s Guild
Casual tabletop gaming events, including board games, card games, and role-playing games.
President: Paul Dalenberg
Advisor: Rachel Betron
PLU Habitat for Humanity Campus Chapter
Habitat for Humanity serves to engage students in meaningful service experiences, to learn more about housing issues in the Tacoma/Pierce County area, and to promote the work and mission of Habitat for Humanity.
President: Jordan Landes
Advisor: Amy Stewart-Mailhiot
PLU Physics Club
PLU Physics club seeks to inspire students interested in Physics with the many wonders that lie within the subject. Join us for demos, observatory nights, and much more! Remember, Physics is “Phun!”
President: Kim Belmes
Advisor: Dr. Katrina Hay
PLU Shotokan Karate Club
The PLU Shotokan Karate Club teaches and promotes principles and techniques of traditional Japanese Karate. Club members practice karate techniques that promote self defense, discipline, and physical fitness. The club also teaches members to seek perfection of character, be faithful, endeavor, respect others, and refrain from violent behavior.
President: Matthew Kilgore
Advisor: Lace Smith
PLU Special Olympics
This club focuses on establishing a relationship between PLU students and people within the community who have intellectual disabilities. Through campaigns and by maintaining the PLU Unified soccer team, we spread awareness and inclusion for people with disabilities
President: Rebecca Hultman
Advisor: Charlie Katica
PLU Students for Life
PLU Students for Life is dedicated to advocating for the worth of the most vulnerable in our society, particularly mothers and their children, whether born or pre-born. We do so by informing the PLU community about the injustice of abortion, helping mothers get access to the resources needed to raise their children, and respecting those who have differing opinions, especially women who have had an abortion in the past.
President: Nina Schultz
Advisor: Ralph Mix
PLUtonic Acappella is Pacific Lutheran University’s premiere men’s a cappella group comprised of 14 talented and goofy men who come together for the love of a cappella music! We perform at gigs and events both on campus and throughout the greater Puget Sound region.
President: Sean Murphy
Advisor: Brian Galante
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org, https://www.facebook.com/PLUtonicAcappella/
Pre–Law Association helps students prepare for post-collegiate success, understand the Law School Admissions process, teaches Introduction to Law, and connects students with on-campus advocacy. Join us and get a head-start on your professional career!
President: Carlos Cepeda
Advisor: Ralph Flick
Psi Chi is an academic society that drives to produce a well-educated, ethical, and socially responsible member committed to contributing to the science and profession of psychology, and to society in general.
President: Jessica Mason
Advisor: Dr. Heidi McLaughlin
Queer Ally Student Union (QASU)
The Queer Ally Student Union is a space for activism and community for everyone at Pacific Lutheran University who is invested in the rights of queer people. Through facilitating discussion and organizing programming on campus, we aim to advocate on issues that impact queer people, start and maintain dialogue about queerness with the larger PLU community, and empower queer and questioning people on campus.
Co-Commissioners: Dejan Perez
Advisor: Beth Kraig
Come celebrate Scandinavian culture with us!
President: Laura Glastra
Advisor: Elisabeth Ward
Sexuality Awareness and Personal Empowerment (SAPET)
SAPET is a team of students working to educate of topics of sexuality, including consent, healthy relationships, gender, and bystander basics. We present to campus communities and plan events for Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Awareness Month.
President: Yadira Avendano
Advisor: Tolu Taiwo
Smash club gets together to play all versions of Super Smash Bros. on Tuesdays at 6pm.
President: Andrew Creger
Advisor: Austin Caswell
Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM)
The Society for Human Resource Management is focused on connecting students to professionals in the workplace; through the mentorship program mentors can help students make the leap from classroom to boardroom. The main purpose of this program is to help students gain insightful information on current HR issues and learn about the HR field outside of the classroom through contact with an HR professional.
President: Ally Galeski
Advisor: Ralph Flick
Triota (Iota Iota Iota) Women’s and Gender Studies Honorary
The PLU chapter of Iota Iota Iota Honor Society was officially recognized in fall 2016. Iota Iota Iota, also called Triota, is the honor society for Women’s and Gender Studies. Iota Iota Iota strives to maintain the feminist values central to Women’s Studies and encourage diversity, egalitarianism, and supportive academic environment for all students.
PLU students are eligible to join if they have completed 60 hours; have a 3.5 GPA; and have a demonstrated interest in WMGS (declared major, minor, or completion of three WMGS courses).
To learn more, contact email@example.com
President: Matthew Salzano
Advisor: Teresa Ciabattari
Vpstart Crow is a club devoted to producing minimalist, avant-garde theatre at PLU. The idea was founded on an ardent desire to push themselves and each other as individual practitioners as far as they could by working with new forms of theatre rarely accessed by Students at PLU before.
President: Morgan Poirier
Advisor: Tom Smith
United Students Association (formerly Global Student Club)
United Students Association (USA) is a club to promote international perspective within the PLU community, and to encourage connections between international students and domestic students for cultural and social exchange purposes.
President: Cho Cheong Wun
Advisor: Heather Jacobsen
Young Democratic Socialists PLU
Young Democratic Socialists of PLU serves as an educational resource and rallying force for students on and off of campus. Fostering Democratic Socialist values, the club’s goals align with those of PLU’s, to educate students and encourage critical thinking, promoting diversity, justice, and sustainability.
President: Michelle John
Advisor: Gregory Youtz
Young Life College Club
College Young Life is a place to build meaningful friendships and to find fun, genuine community with other students. If you do not know God intimately, Young Life College offers you an opportunity to come and ask questions. And if you do know God, it is a good way to come and deepen your faith. All are welcome!
President: Carson Barnett and Sophie Alvestad
Advisor: Craig McCord
Email: firstname.lastname@example.orgWebsite: https://www.facebook.com/plucollegeyounglife/
What’s the difference between a club and an organization? The primary difference is that organizations are managed by a PLU department rather than just the Clubs and Organizations Department. Below are a list of PLU departments and organizations you can also get involved in!
School of Arts and Communications (SOAC)
- Theater Department
- Speech and Debate Team
- Dance Ensemble
- Media Lab (email@example.com)
- An award–winning student media organization, MediaLab has expertise across the media spectrum. We work with clients in many industries to help them achieve results through effective marketing and communication campaigns.
- Showrunners (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Showrunners is a program that teaches and encourages professional production of quality entertainment television series for PLU students, by PLU students. Our goal is to give students the opportunity to explore their passions for creating television, on and off screen, through their own initiative, regardless of academic path.
Student Involvement and Leadership (SIL)
- Student Activities Board (SAB)
- Associated Students of Pacific Lutheran University (ASPLU)
- Residence Hall Association (RHA)
- Residence Hall Councils (RHC)
- Mortar Board Honor Society
- Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society
- Veteran Student Association
First Years Only:
- Emerging Leaders
Social Justice Advocacy/Volunteer
- Outdoor Recreation
- Bike Co-Op
- Group X
- Club Sports Teams
- Flag Football
- Soccer (outdoor and indoor)
- Ultimate Frisbee
- Doubles Badminton
- Doubles Tennis
- Ping Pong
- Wiffle Ball
- 3 point shoot out event
- Live Action Role Playing Event
- J-term Offerings
- Indoor soccer
- Outdoor Soccer
- Rec Basketball
- Sand Volleyball
- Indoor Soccer