Explore an abundance of extra-curricular opportunities as you chart your personal journey.

We want you to feel at home when you’re here, and our campus is just the right size to make that happen.

We have Division I athletics, a bustling campus union, arts and cultural events, and more than 100 campus organizations for you to take part in. Still, we’re small enough to offer opportunities for everyone to become involved.


Each day at Valparaiso University, students choose from a variety of arts, athletics, social, and cultural events. University Programming Council (UPC) sponsors a variety of activities including films, lectures, concerts, outdoor recreation trips, coffeehouses, trips to Chicago, and much more.

The Harre Union

The Union is at the heart of campus life and serves as a hub for student activities and events. It is home to Student Senate, University Programming Council, and a 24-hour Student Organization Suite.

With its varied dining options, comfortable lounges, and indoor/outdoor games and recreational center, the Union is also a great place to hang out with friends.

Harre Union »

Greek Life

Fraternities and sororities play an important role in many of our students’ journeys. Greek life at Valpo is characterized by close friendships, leadership opportunities, and service to the community.

There are eight fraternities and seven sororities, which are governed by the Interfraternity Council and the Panhellenic Council respectively. Most fraternities are housed in their own residences, while sororities are housed in Scheele Hall in individualized units with chapter rooms.
Office of Greek Life »

Student Groups

Valpo offers more than 100 student clubs and organizations for you to take part in. Student groups have their own space in the  Harre Union in the Student Organization Suite (SOS).

Getting involved is easy. The SOS Desk provides a comprehensive listing and contact information for all student groups.

This is just a sampling of the many groups you could join:

Alliance (LGBT) Pre-Med Arts Club
American Society of Civil Engineers Society of Women Engineers
Asian American Association Storm Intercept Team
Black Student Organization Student Alumni Association
Chemistry Club University Programming Council
Choir, Men’s and Women’s Valparaiso International Students Association
Crusader Pep Band VU Ballroom
Earthtones (environmental) VUDU (comedy club)
Engineers Without Borders Women’s Conference
Handbell Choir WVUR (radio station)
Latinos in Valparaiso for Excellence VU Students for Life
Psychology Club



Print Friendly

Student Media

Student Government

Valparaiso University Greek life hosted the inaugural Dance Marathon. Student organizations from across helped to raise $10,417.07 for Riley Children’s Hospital.