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.
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.
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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|