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Student Life Division

Student Life Division

The Student Life Division at Valparaiso University engages proactively in the holistic development of students to help them learn, grow, and strive toward their fullest potential within an inclusive and supportive community.  Focused specifically on the student experience, the members of the Student Life staff work to encourage students to be actively engaged in life both inside and outside of the classroom. 

Get Connected

The Student Life Division offers many ways for students to get connected to others on campus!

Get Involved

Joining clubs and organizations is one of the best ways to learn more about Valpo and yourself!

Get Support

Campus resources aid students in navigating their own physical and emotional health and well-being!

Engagement Opportunities

Experience Valpo fully by engaging with a variety of campus events, organizations, and traditions. These events provide opportunities to connect with others, build leadership skills, develop time management, explore new interests, grow holistically, and much more!

To learn about engagement opportunities at Valpo:

  • Stay current with the myValpo calendar of events and organizations
  • Attend a Student Involvement Fair
  • Follow us at @ValpoStuLife

Student Involvement Fairs are open to all Valpo students and provide an opportunity to meet current student organizations and members. The fairs occur once each semester, and are scheduled for August 26 and January 18 for the 2022-2023 academic year.

Success Story

Valparaiso University Esports Takes Home Championship Victory

In just its third full year as an official University program, the Valparaiso University Esports Overwatch team capped off an undefeated spring season by taking first place at the National Esports Collegiate Conference Navigators Tournament on May 26, 2022.

The championship comes over Huntington University, another undefeated team in the spring 2022 season that the Valparaiso University team had scrimmaged several times, but had not had an official match against. During the five-game contest, Valpo started strong with a game one victory. Huntington momentarily turned the tables with a win in game two, but Valpo came back to win games three through five to ultimately take the win.

Valpo esports consists of six teams, including Super Smash Brothers, which won the regular spring conference of the Great Lakes Esports Conference, League of Legends, Rocket League and IRacing. Starting in fall 2022, the program will include trading card games including Hearthstone, Magic: The Gathering, and Yu-Gi-Oh.To learn more about this program and the teams, visit valpo.edu/esports/.

87%
of students are engaged in co-curricular activities on campus
2289
students attended a campus event in Fall 2021
725
campus events held in Fall 2021