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Student Organizations

Looking for something to do? Well, you came to the right place. We have 100+ student organizations at Valparaiso University. We invite you to get involved during your time at Valpo so you can leave your mark, make memories that will last a lifetime, and push yourself to grow!

For more information on becoming a recognized student organization, you can visit the student senate page. Below you can see a list of student organizations with links to either their website or contact information.

5-Year Physician Assistant Club

Email: 5pac@valpo.edu

Website: www.instagram.com/5pacvalpo/?hl=en

Description: 5PAC is a group of Physician Assistant students that aspire to learn about the Physician Assistant profession as a whole. Every month, the group bring sin either professors from the PA graduate program here at Valpo, or we ask Physician Assistants from surrounding hospitals and doctor’s offices to come in and speak about their profession. Along with that, we involve ourselves in service activities around the campus and community, such as: Relay for Life, St. Theresa’s Cafe Manna, Christmas giving for a special special community member, the annual COHNP Easter Egg Hunt, and many more.

Meeting Time: First Monday of every month during the times of 5:30-6:00 pm.

Alliance of Healthcare Professionals

Email: premed@valpo.edu

Description: VUAHP is a student run organization geared toward the betterment and advancement of healthcare related majors. We provide volunteer experience, shadowing opportunities, outside speakers, and much more!

Meeting Time: 2nd and 4th Monday of every month at 5:30pm

Bio-engineering Club

Email: vube@valpo.edu

Description: We are a new organization on campus looking to get students involved in bio engineering topics. Our goal is to provide a space for those interested in and wanting to learn about bio-engineering, to learn and get involved with like-minded people.

Meeting Time: Every third Thursday 5-6 pm

Chemistry Club

Email: chemclub@valpo.edu

Website: Facebook and Instagram: @valpochemclub

Description: Chemistry Club aims to encourage interest in chemistry and foster friendships between those interested in chemistry. We plan annual events to build community in the chemistry department, as well as having general meetings that serve as ways to bond with other people interested in chemistry and have fun by participating in fun chemistry-related activities.

Delta Sigma Pi

Email: DSP.president@valpo.edu

Website: http://valpo.dsp.org/

Description: Delta Sigma Pi is a professional fraternity organized to foster the study of business in universities; to encourage scholarship, social activity and the association of students for their mutual advancement by research and practice; to promote closer affiliation between the commercial world and students of commerce, and to further a higher standard of commercial ethics and culture and the civic and commercial welfare of the community.

Eta Sigma Phi 

Description: Honors society (with adjoining Classics Club) made of members who are interested in Greek and Roman Studies. We have regular bi-monthly meetings as well as some special events throughout the year.

Meeting Time: Thursdays 6-7pm

Gamma Theta Upsilon (GTU)

Email: gtu@valpo.edu

Website: https://www.valpo.edu/geography-meteorology/gamma-theta-upsilon/

Description: Gamma Theta Upsilon is an International Honors Society for Geography.  It is a group made up of those who are inducted into the society based on academic excellence in geography.

Meeting Time: Wednesday at 5pm

Health Care Leadership Student Association (HCLSA)

Email: hclsa@valpo.edu

Website: https://www.instagram.com/valpo_hclsa/?hl=en

Description: The purpose of HCLSA shall be promote educational development of skills necessary for effective leadership in healthcare organizations, to provide information about career alternatives and job opportunities in the field of healthcare administration, and to foster a method of involvement, recognition and representation in the profession of healthcare administration.

Honor Council

Email: honor.council@valpo.edu

Description: The Honor Council is the organization on campus that helps maintain the academic integrity within the University and makes sure that academic integrity is one of the most important aspects that the University upholds. We play a crucial role in upholding the Honor Code at Valparaiso University.

National Society of Black Engineers

Email: nsbe@valpo.edu

Website: nsbe.org

Description: NSBE is an inclusive student organization that raises awareness of diversity across all STEM majors.

Public Health Student Association

Email: phsa@valpo.edu

Website: https://twitter.com/ValpoPHSA

Description: The purpose of PHSA is to foster leadership development in Public Health through the coordination of Public Health education and awareness projects.

Quiz Bowl

Email: valpo.quizbowl@valpo.edu

Description: Quiz Bowl is a club for everyone who loves trivia, either competitively or not. The club holds weekly practices and occasionally attends competitions with other universities. All are welcome, and no experience is necessary.

Meeting Time: Wednesday evenings from 6:30-8:30PM.

Sigma Tau Delta

Email: sigma.taudelta@valpo.edu

Website: https://www.instagram.com/sigmataudeltavu/ https://twitter.com/SigmaTauDeltaVU https://www.facebook.com/valposigtaudelta/

Description: We are the Kappa Phi branch of the international English honor society, Sigma Tau Delta. The Society strives to confer distinction for high achievement in English language and literature in undergraduate, graduate, and professional studies; provide cultural stimulation on college campuses and promote interest in literature and the English language in surrounding communities; foster all aspects of the discipline of English, including literature, language, and writing; promote exemplary character and good fellowship among its members; exhibit high standards of academic excellence; and serve society by fostering literacy.

Tau Beta Pi

Email: Taubetapi@valpo.edu

Website: https://www.valpo.edu/student/tbp/

Description: The Engineering Honor Society

Valpo Robotics

Email: valpo.robotics@valpo.edu

Website: FB: Valpo Robotics Twitter: @ValpoRobotics Website: https://www.valpo.edu/college-of-engineering/valpo-robotics/

Description: We design and build robots to compete in a variety of different competitions. One of our teams the Robotic Football Build team where we build robots to play football. The second team is the Robotic Football Drive team where we practice and drive the football robots and then compete. The third team is the MRDC team, this is very similar to FIRST robotics in high school. The upcoming fall 2019 we are starting a new team called VexU, which is the university equivalent to Vex robotics in high school. Anyone no matter what major, skill-level, or availability can join the organization.

Athena Society

Email: athenasociety@valpo.edu

Description: Athena Society is an organization that promotes women’s empowerment and gender equality among all races, genders, and sexualities.

Meeting Time: Thursdays 5pm

College Democrats

Email: Vudems@valpo.edu

Website: https://instagram.com/valpodems?igshid=qc33uv1rj5cw

Description: Interested in politics? Want to get involved but don’t know where to start? Check out Valparaiso University College Democrats. We welcome people of all political backgrounds to attend our meetings were we engage in discussions about the latest in politics in the US and around the world. You can also attend our many events such as election/debate watch parties, mini trips to see candidates speak, movie nights, trivia nights, and more!

College Republicans

Email: college.republicans@valpo.edu

Website: https://twitter.com/vurepublicans

Description: VU College Republicans strives to help increase political awareness on campus, and encourage involvement in local, state, and national elections.


Email: vuearthtones@valpo.edu

Website: https://www.facebook.com/ValpoEarthtones/

Description: Earthtones is the environmental organization on campus. We are devoted to enjoying the outdoors and promoting sustainability on and off campus. We believe the best way to raise earth consciousness and system alternatives is through the power of volunteering, friendliness and ridiculously positive energy. Earthtones gives those that are environmentally conscious a place to voice their concerns, creatively solve problems, and enjoy the beauty and serenity of the environment.

Meeting Time: General Weekly Meetings 8-9pm Wednesdays; Project Meeting 7:30-8:30pm Tuesdays

Sexual Assault Awareness & Facilitative Education Advocates

Email: saafe.advocates@valpo.edu

Website: https://www.instagram.com/saafe.advocates/ & Facebook: SAAFE Advocates

Description: An Advocate is a Valparaiso University student volunteer for the Sexual Assault Awareness and Facilitative Education Office (SAAFE). They have special training that enables them to be nonjudgmental supporters to all affected by a traumatic event. Advocates can work with survivors, friends of survivors, and perpetrators. Some assault survivors find Advocates helpful in processing their experience in a nonthreatening way. All interactions are completely confidential. We also provide trainings related to bystander intervention, healthy and unhealthy relationships, dating and domestic violence, sexually transmitted infections, and sexual assault and harassment.

Student Social Work Organization

Email: student.socialwork@valpo.edu

Website: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/socialworkatvalpo/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/ValpoSSWO Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/valpo_sswo/

Description: SSWO provides students with the opportunity to lead and serve around their interests within the department and on campus. The organization aims to provide opportunities for student participation, leadership and foster professional and academic growth; raise students’ awareness through information sharing, educational events, and building partnerships with other disciplines; advocate for social justice to further the rights of social work students and the populations we serve; and promote the visibility of Valpo’s campus and students through community outreach and service efforts.

Meeting Time: Fall 2019: Wednesday, September 4th, 4:30-5:30

Voice for Animals (VUVFA)

Email: vuvfa@valpo.edu

Website: instagram.com/vuvfa

Description: Voice for Animals is a group that promotes and educates the Valpo community on healthy vegan and vegetarian practices.

Meeting Time: Bi-weekly Wednesdays at 7:00 p.m.


Email: acabellas@valpo.edu

Website: https://www.facebook.com/VUAcabellas/

Description: The Acabellas are an a cappella vocal group consisting of 10-15 treble voices. We perform at several events throughout the year, such as the 50th reunion celebration, Dance Marathon, coffeehouses, philanthropy events, and our own concerts. We have auditions in August, where you can sign up for a time at the Student Activities Fair or by email (acabellas@gmail.com).

Alpha Psi Omega (APO)

Email: alphapsiomega@valpo.edu

Website: Facebook: Alpha Psi Omega the Beta Iota Chapter; Instagram: apobetaiota

Description: The Beta Iota cast of the national theater honors society

Meeting Time: Weekly Chapter meeting Sundays at noon

Federation of Authors 

Email: federation.authors@valpo.edu

Website: https://www.facebook.com/VUfedofauthors/

Description: The Valparaiso University Federation of Authors is an organized body of student writers dedicated to ensuring that young authors on campus have a safe and productive workspace to hone their craft through writing workshops, a dedicated meeting time for revision and rewrites, and other activities celebrating the art of creative writing.

Meeting Time: Every Wednesday at 9 PM

Hooked On Tonics

Email: hookedontonics@valpo.edu

Website: https://www.facebook.com/valpohookedontonics/

Description: We are an all encompassing a cappella group. We put on 2-3 concerts a year, and sing for around 10 other events per year as well, including for philanthropy events, coffeehouses, and other fun activities. This is an audition-only group, with around 16 members (4 on each voice part); auditions occur in August, or you can sign up for an audition through email.

Meeting Time: We rehearse for 3 hours a week- 2 hours on Sundays and 1 hour on a weekday night.

Music Enterprise Student Association (MESA)

Email: valpo.mesa@valpo.edu

Website: https://www.facebook.com/groups/VUMESA/

Description: A music club open to all students who have an interest in learning more about the music industry. From performing to discussing pop culture to recording. Students will have the opportunity to receive an education about different parts of the music industry that they wouldn’t necessarily receive in Valpo music classes. You do not have to be a music student to join!

Meeting Time: Wednesdays 10:00-10:20am

Sigma Alpha Iota

Email: sigmaalphaiota-bl@valpo.edu

Website: facebook.com/SAIBetaLambda , @sai_betalambda (instagram), @SAIBetaLambda (twitter)

Description: A women’s music fraternity on campus. Focused on the performing arts and dedicated to promoting music both inside and outside of our sisterhood.

Meeting Time: Monday nights: 9:15pm Thursday nights: 9:15pm

The Lighter

Email: the.lighter@valpo.edu

Website: Instagram: @valpolighter, Twitter: @_thelighter, Blog: https://thelighterlitmag.wixsite.com/thelighter, Website: https://scholar.valpo.edu/lighter/

Description: The Lighter is Valpo’s student-led fine art and literary magazine; we’re a highly selective publication and are members of the Indiana Collegiate Press Association. We strive to develop Valpo’s creative community while advocating for artistic expression, appreciation, and inspiration.

Spectrum Dance 

Email: spectrum.dance@valpo.edu

Description: This club invites a diverse community through the performing arts; dance. By promoting all types of genres and styles of dance, students are given an opportunity to showcase and explore their roots. YOU DON’T NEED TO HAVE ANY EXPERIENCE! We teach and learn. Our mission is to create an inclusive environment by expressing different cultures in an artistic way.

Meeting Time: Wednesdays and Fridays 6pm-8pm

Valparaiso University Resurrection Ringers

Email: Valpo.bells@valpo.edu

Website: https://www.facebook.com/pg/ValpoHandBellChoir/about/

Description: The Resurrection Ringers are a handbell choir that meets every Sunday in the Helge Music Room to bring music to those that do not think they can be musicians. If you like heavy metal, boy have we got the group for you! With 6 octaves of bells and plenty of spots, we can provide a unique and fun experience for musicians of any skill level, beginner to advanced. Questions, email valpo.bells@valpo.edu

Meeting Time: Sunday 4-5:45pm

VUDU Comedy

Email: vudu.comedy@valpo.edu

Website: https://www.facebook.com/VuduComedy/

Description: VUDU Comedy is the best and only improv troupe on campus. We do monthly shows, open rehearsals, and once a month we perform downtown at Fluid Coffee bar.

Meeting Time: 5:30-6:30 Monday thru Friday

Alpha Phi Omega

Email: apo@valpo.edu

Website: https://blogs.valpo.edu/valpoapo/

Description: The foremost Co-Ed service fraternity on campus that passionately celebrates leadership, friendship and service

Meeting Time: Mondays 6-7 Thursday 7-8

Biology Club

Email: Biology.club@valpo.edu

Website: Facebook: River Runners at VU Biology Club

Description: This is a community based club

Building Tomorrow

Email: building.tomorrow@valpo.edu

Description: We help build schools in Uganda

Meeting Time: Tuesdays at 8pm

Chi Epsilon Pi

Email: chiepsilonpi@valpo.edu

Description: Chi Epsilon Pi is a meteorological honor society. Our purpose is both to exemplify the abilities of our student body in the meteorology department as well as provide methods of outreach to further the knowledge of the weather in the greater community.

Circle K International

Email: Circlek@valpo.edu

Description: Are you interested in volunteering for the community? We are an community service organization that focuses on providing services and such to the less fortunate. In the past, we’ve volunteered at cancer runs, made dog toys for the humane society, spent a day at Pine Village Retirement, and even hosted a thanksgiving food drive. If you’re interested in helping others, feel free to come to a meeting, or chat with any of our members.

College Mentors for Kids

Email: college.mentors@valpo.edu

Website: https://www.facebook.com/cmfkvalpo/

Description: Mentoring transforms lives: we connect kids to college students through weekly on-campus activities that inspire growth, confidence, and brighter futures.

We are a mentoring program that connects college students with local elementary students through different activities around campus. As a mentor, you are paired with a little buddy and are able to develop a close relationship. The activities range from higher education, to culture/diversity, and to community service.

Meeting Time: The first and third Monday of each month from 5:30-6:15.

Dance Marathon

Email: dance.marathon@valpo.edu

Website: https://valpodm.weebly.com/ @valpodm

Description: Valpo DM is an organization that raises money for Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago. Valpo DM puts on fun events throughout the year inspiring connection and empathy with the children receiving care at Lurie’s. Everything we do is for the kids and all the money that we raise throughout the year goes to the children and their families for treatment or their entertainment so that they may have a genuine childhood regardless of being hospitalized. All our efforts culminate on the first Saturday of April where we put on a twelve hour long celebration, the literal “dance marathon,” full of dancing, singing, being silly and raising money for the kids at Lurie’s!

Love Your Melon Campus Crew

Email: loveyourmelon@valpo.edu

Website: https://www.instagram.com/valparaisolymcrew    https://twitter.com/ValpoULYMCrew https://www.facebook.com/ValparaisoUniversityLYMCrew/

Description: The Love Your Melon Campus Crews work to raise awareness and bring attention to the Love Your Melon Fund and its nonprofit partners that all help to impact pediatric cancer in some ways. Our crew works throughout the year to earn badges by completing different tasks that all in some way impact the school, the community, or pediatric cancer as a whole so that we eventually can have the opportunity to spend a day with a child who has or had cancer doing whatever they want to do!

Social Action Leadership Team

Email: salt@valpo.edu

Website: https://www.facebook.com/ValpoSALT/

Description: The Social Action Leadership Team (SALT) is the social justice ministry of the Chapel of the Resurrection at Valparaiso University. As a community, students seek to embody the Christian call to be the “salt of the earth” (Matt. 5:13). SALT helps students develop a passion and practice of social action. SALTers draw upon their love for all people to cultivate the skills of community organizing, awareness raising, and fund development. SALTers are equipped to lead lives of social justice and serve as agents for positive change in their communities.

Meeting Time: Mondays at 9:30pm

Working Across Vocations Everywhere through Service

Email: waves@valpo.edu

Website: https://www.valpo.edu/waves/current-projects/waves/

Description: WAVES(Working Across Vocations Everywhere through Service) is a service-based organization consisting of university students committed to collaborating with underdeveloped communities to design and implement sustainable projects in order to improve their quality of life. Guided by faculty and professional mentors, students employ engineering, nursing, business, education, and science skills to develop solutions that not only solve immediate problems but that remain viable after the projects have been completed

Meeting Time: Tuesdays 6pm

African Students Association

Email: vuasa@valpo.edu

Website: Instagram: vu_asa

Description: Our organization seeks to promote cultural and social awareness of African students among the student body and faculty of our university. We work to facilitate better communication and understanding between African students and other members of the university community, while encouraging activities that portray the culture of the African continent.

Meeting Time: Fridays at 5pm.


Email: Alliance@valpo.edu

Website: @valpoalliance

Description: Alliance supports, educates, and advocates for the LGBTQ+ community. We also create a safe space for students to understand their identities and discuss issues pertaining to the LGBTQ+ identity.

Asian American Pacific Islander Coalition

Email: aapic@valpo.edu

Website: https://www.facebook.com/aapic.valpo/?ref=bookmarks

Description: We are a multicultural organization at Valparaiso University. We strive to promote awareness on Asian culture, celebrate Asian culture, and educate on issues faced by the API community.

Black Student Organization

Email: blackstudentorg@valpo.edu

Website: Facebook -Black Student Organization-Valparaiso University Instagram- BSO_Valpo

Description: The Black Student Organization promotes pride and cultural awareness of the African American culture through various programs and activities.

German Club

Email: german.club@valpo.edu

Website: https://www.facebook.com/Valpogermanclub

Description: Learn more about German language, culture, and history. Interact with others with a similar interest in German. Improve your skills, regardless of your current level of proficiency!

Japanese Club

Email: nihongo.kai@valpo.edu

Description: Learning and appreciating Japanese culture through activities such as origami, calligraphy, presentations, Japanese food nights and more. Also taking trips to Mitsuwa, a Japanese market, and to Chicago for authentic Japanese food.

Meeting Time: Fridays at 5:30pm

Japan Student Association

Email: JSA@valpo.edu

Website: Instagram: valpoJSA

Description: The Japan Student Association (JSA) of Valparaiso University is an organization that is motivated to cultivate political, language, historical, and in-depth cultural awareness of Japan to those of our community with native Japanese speakers, students and faculty involved in Japanese studies, and those who have a strong passion for Japan exceeding surface-level interests as members.

Meeting Time: Every Friday at 5:30pm

LatinX in Valparaiso for Excellence (L.I.V.E.)

Email: live@valpo.edu

Website: https://www.valpo.edu/multicultural/student-organizations/latinxs-in-valparaiso-for-excellence-live/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/VALPO_LIVE/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/livevalpo/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/liveinvalpo  

Description: The central focus of L.I.V.E. is to enrich oneself in the hispanic/latino culture. The organization is open to anyone and does not require any familiarity with the Spanish language. L.I.V.E. places a heavy emphasis on personal and social development. This year the organization will be introducing new components to keep members engaged. Informal events, i.e. organization dinners in Founders or attending campus wide events as a group, will help to insure inclusivity and a sense of belonging outside of the standard General Meetings. Aside from these informal events, L.I.V.E. places a high regard on the numerous formal events held throughout the year. Hispanic Heritage Month, Heroic LatinX Week, the Spring Cookout, and traveling to professional conferences, for example, are events that indicate the organization’s mission of spreading culture, community, and compassion.

Valparaiso International Students Association

Email: visa@valpo.edu

Website: https://www.facebook.com/visa.valparaiso/

Description: The international students association at Valpo!


Email: beacon@valpo.edu

Website: Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/beacon_valpo/?hl=en Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/The-Beacon-700832133618173/

Description: The Beacon is Valparaiso University’s student led yearbook. We capture the moments of history and memories being made during the academic year. It provides students with experiences of working with others, photography, and making deadlines.

Meeting Time: Monday’s at 4 pm in Schnabel conference room

The Torch

Email: torch@valpo.edu

Website: http://www.valpotorch.com

Description: The Torch is Valpo’s student run newspaper. We put out one print edition every week for the people of VU. We print everything from news, album reviews and features on clubs. This club also has a monetary incentive as you do get paid for every article and photo you take and that is printed.

Valparaiso University Television

Email: Vutv@valpo.edu

Website: Valpovutv.org

Description: Our station welcomes students of all majors and backgrounds to tap into their creativity and produce quality content for broadcast television. Valparaiso University Television (VUTV) operates a closed-circuit television signal and movie streaming website (movies.valpo.edu) that are both available to the campus of Valparaiso University. VUTV’s content and operations reflect those of a small market television station, giving students invaluable experience before going off into the work force.

WVUR 95.1 FM

Email: thesource95@gmail.com

Website: thesource95.com

Description: Student Campus Radio Station

American Choral Directors Association 

Email: acda@valpo.edu

Website: https://acda.org

Description: The American Choral Directors Association (ACDA) is a nonprofit music education organization whose expressed purposes outline the association’s dedication to the advancement of choral music. The mission of ACDA is to inspire excellence in choral music through education, performance, composition, and advocacy. Our student chapter attends the regional or national conference every year and hosts a variety of activities for students such as clinics, rehearsal practice, and purchase of choral conducting resources.

American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)

Email: valpo.asce@valpo.edu

Website: https://www.instagram.com/valpoasce/

Description: Professional development organization that attends professional conferences, hosts guest speakers, and participates in concrete canoe and steel bridge competitions.

American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)

Email: asme@valpo.edu

Description: The American Society of Mechanical Engineers at Valparaiso University is a professional organization that promotes the growth of young engineers through training, research, and professional development. As a member of ASME, you will be able to participate in a variety of research project/competitions and learn how to be best prepared for the engineering workforce after graduation.

ASME welcomes all VU students. For more information or if you are interested in joining, feel free to send us an email or come to one of our weekly meetings!

Meeting Time: Saturdays @ 5pm

College Music Society

Email: cms.valpo@valpo.edu

Website: Facebook – @valpocms, https://www.music.org/

Description: The mission of the student chapter is to “examine issues relating to the contemporary professional lives of student musicians and future educators.”

The mission statement is broad, and it allows students the opportunity to develop forums, seminars, workshops, and panels on topics of importance to their professional lives. A collegiate chapter allows students the chance to be involved immediately in important professional considerations and both undergraduate and graduate students have the opportunity to have their voice heard. Student chapters also serve the distinct purpose of educating others on their campuses, serving to challenge CMS’s youngest members.

Meeting Time: Monday 5:45-6:30


Email: enactus@valpo.edu

Description: Group that focuses on entrepreneurship and not for profits.

Epsilon Nu Tau

Email: ent@valpo.edu

Website: Instagram: entvalparaiso Twitter: @EntValparaiso

Description: Epsilon Nu Tau Fraternity is committed to creating a global society of entrepreneurially spirited individuals in order to advance the ideals of professionalism, entrepreneurship, salesmanship and ethical business practices. ENT is creating international networks and foundations to help students launch businesses. We provide members with a lifelong brotherhood of friendship, collaborative learning, and valuable skills to develop both personally and professionally. Valparaiso University’s branch of ENT is based in the IHub and is determined to connect entrepreneurs across Valparaiso, expanding professional networks and fostering the growth of the Valparaiso business community.

Financial Management Association

Email: fma@valpo.edu

Website: Valpo_fma- Instagram

Description: The Financial Management Association is an organization that focuses on the continual learning of financial concepts, but also focuses on many other business topics, current events, and personal growth and development. FMA also participates in a virtual stock market game and attends professional conferences. The organization is free to join and usually meets 3-4 times per month.

Meeting Time: Wednesday’s at 6pm in ASB 236

Institute for Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)

Email: ieee@valpo.edu

Website: https://www.instagram.com/ieee_valpo/

Description: IEEE is the professional society for electrical and computer engineers, but we want any student interested in electrical and computer related projects, or any student interested in professional development! We have both interactive general meetings and student led projects to apply what we learn to a real world problem.

Meeting Time: Every other Thursday starting August 29th at 7pm in GEM137. Add ieee@valpo.edu’s calendar for all events

Northwest Indiana Chapter of the American Meteorological Society/National Weather Association

Email: valpo.ams.nwa@valpo.edu

Website: https://blogs.valpo.edu/nwiamsnwa/

Description: The AMS is an organization that promotes the development and dissemination of information and education, as well as the advancement of professional applications in the atmospheric, oceanic, and hydrologic sciences. The NWA is a professional organization that promotes excellence in operational meteorology and other related applications.

The Northwest Indiana Chapter was founded at Valparaiso University in 1996, and invites several guest speakers each year. The chapter has organized the Great Lakes Meteorology conference each spring since 2002, and was recognized as an AMS student chapter in 2007.

Membership of the AMS/NWA is open to anyone with a strong interest in meteorology. Meetings are typically held once per month at Valparaiso University. For more information, please contact any one of the chapter officers.

Meeting Time: Monthly on Thursdays ~7pm or as needed

Phi Beta Lambda

Email: pbl@valpo.edu

Description: Phi Beta Lambda (PBL) is a business organization that prepares for the national and state competitions in March and June respectively. There are individual and team competitions and the winners at the national competition win an award but also sometimes a cash award as well. We also do some fun events to build relationships with the members of the organization.

Public Relations Students Society of America 

Email: prssa@valpo.edu

Website: @valpo_spark

Description: PRSSA is a nationwide, recognizable professional organization. By being a member you receive emails with tips, industry updates, and internships opportunities. Join PRSSA to launch your career for all majors! This includes resume/cover letter assistance, professional development, and building a professional portfolio.

Meeting Time: Tuesday @ 7:30

Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE)

Email: vusae@valpo.edu

Description: Valparaiso Society of Automotive Engineers is a hands on club that works throughout the school year on 2 main projects. This year we are building a Shifter Kart as well as improving our Drift Kart from last year. We like to say that SAE is what YOU make it. You can put in as much time as you have available while still having fun,  learning new things, and meeting new people.

Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers

Email: shpe@valpo.edu

Website: (https://www.facebook.com/groups/685339201899729/?epa=SEARCH_BOX) (https://www.instagram.com/valpo.shpe/?hl=en)

Description: VUSHPE is dedicated to bringing future Hispanic/Latinx STEM students together and create a community of support through the difficult coursework. SHPE offers many career and academic opportunities such as homework sessions, resume building workshops and more! We also never forget our origins and celebrate our cultures and traditions through fun events and giving back to our community! Also, learn about the SHPE National Convention, the largest technical and career convention for Hispanics in STEM in the country. Come and learn more about SHPE today!

Society of Women Engineers

Email: valpo.swe@valpo.edu

Website:  https://blogs.valpo.edu/valposwe/

Description: Valpo SWE is a growing collegiate section of the Society of Women Engineers. We are dedicated to SWE’s core values of integrity, fostering an inclusive environment, mutual support, professional excellence, and trust. We have monthly general meeting along with social and professional development events.

Valparaiso Student Alumni Association

Email: student.alumniassociations@valpo.edu

Description: SAA is a way to be involved in the some of the biggest events on campus while allowing exclusive experiences to network with alumni through donor drives, sponsored dinners, etc. SAA is a simple way to be involved in the Valparaiso University campus events while also providing connections for your future.

Valpo Women in STEM (VWIS)

Email: vwis@valpo.edu

Description: We are a new organization working to empower, advocate, increase campus visibility, and promote professional development for women in the STEM fields. We are nationally back by the Scientista Organization and hope to make a big impact in our first year as an organization.

Active Minds

Email: ahnjee.lowden@valpo.edu

Description: Active Minds is opening up the conversation about mental health and creating lasting change in the way mental health is talked about, cared for, and valued in the United States.

Association of Computing Machinery

Email: acm@valpo.edu

Description: A small branch of the largest scientific and educational computing society. We focus on trending topics in computer science, math, engineering, and more for both study and outreach.

Meeting Time: Tuesday’s at 7pm

Criminology Club

Email: crimclub@valpo.edu

Website: https://www.instagram.com/vu.crimclub/ & https://www.facebook.com/CrimClubatVU/

Description: The Criminology Club strives to provide criminology students career opportunities as well as inform them with up-to-date information in criminal justice. The Valpo Crim Club builds relationships between students, professionals, Valparaiso University, the community, and criminal justice agencies. We aim to educate students and the public about today’s Criminal Justice System and promote the visibility of Valpo’s campus and students through community outreach and service efforts.


Email: vuhaunt@valpo.edu

Website: https://www.facebook.com/vuhaunt13/

Description: We are group of people that share the love of horror movies and horror culture with the larger VU community. We do so with the creation and performance of a Haunted House in the Fall Semester and presentation of horror movie museum in the spring.

History Club

Email: history.club@valpo.edu

Website: history.club@valpo.edu

Description: History Club is a place for students of all majors that share a love of History can come together to discuss and enjoy fun activities.

Mock Trial

Email: mock.trial@valpo.edu

Website: @mock.trial on Instagram

Description: The Mock Trial is a competitive team that puts together a case to compete with other schools in a mock court judged by real judges and attorneys based on the team’s arguments as well as their poise and performance quality. Team members can take the roles of either attorneys or witnesses and the team works together to make the best care possible. The team requires a lot of commitment and attendance of weekly practices, but we have a lot of fun! The team is a great place for pre-law or political science students as well as people interested in acting and public speaking. However, even if you have no experience acting or any knowledge related to law, we are always willing to help people learn. The club offers information about how the U.S. court system works such as real objections, how directs and cross examination works, and how to properly enter evidence. I also personally find that throughout our practices our members tend to gain confidence in their abilities such as public speaking and thinking on their feet. I also hope that our members form good friendships that can last all four years of their college career as well as make unique memories at our competitions and practices. For the VU Community, I hope we offer students a unique opportunity to travel and practice skills within our club.

Student Nurses Association

Email: sna@valpo.edu

Website: https://www.valpo.edu/college-of-nursing-and-health-professions/about/student-activities/

Description: Student Nurses Association is open to undergraduate nursing students. The organization holds monthly meetings and is involved in volunteering with organizations and events in the local community.

Student Senate

Email: student.senate@valpo.edu

Website: https://www.valpo.edu/student-senate/

Description: Student Senate is the campus legislative and advisory body that gives students a voice on campus issues, allocates funding to student organizations, and promotes policies to better the community.

Meeting Time: 8pm Monday in Neils Science Center 224

University Programming Council 

Email: upc@valpo.edu

Website: https://www.valpo.edu/university-programming-council/

Description: University Programming Council (UPC) is the student programming arm at the university! UPC is a student lead organization responsible for programming more than 90+ events on campus throughout the year! All the events are free to Valparaiso University students and give a lot of awesome free prizes. UPC is responsible for providing large scale events during Welcome Week, Homecoming, as well as things like Songfest, Movie Nights, and Valpo Vibes. Any given night you can expect to see a movie, bingo or trivia night, an illusionist, comedian, or inflatable game event sponsored by UPC! Please visit out website to checkout our latest events!

Meeting Time: Monday at 6:30pm

Valparaiso University Emergency Management Organization

Email: vemo@valpo.edu

Website: https://www.facebook.com/ValpoUEMA/

Description: VEMO, Valparaiso University Emergency Management Organization, provides opportunities for members to further their understanding of the duties of an Emergency Manager on campus and in the community.

Valparaiso University Storm Intercept Team (VUSIT)

Email: vusit@valpo.edu

Website: https://www.facebook.com/ValpoStorm/ https://twitter.com/ValpoStorm

Description: The Valparaiso University Storm Intercept Team is devoted to observing severe convective weather as it happens and in the safest manner possible in order to enhance our undergraduate education in meteorology. At the same time, we provide a valuable service to the residents of Northwest Indiana and other communities by using our knowledge of severe weather and our observing skills to report any severe weather occurrences to Skywarn and local authorities in hopes of saving the lives of those persons in the path of severe weather.

Yu-Gi-Oh! Central


Website: https://www.facebook.com/groups/389619771175561/

Description: We are a social club that encourages having fun and relaxing after a day of classes. Yu-Gi-Oh! may be in the name of the club, but this does not at all mean you are required to have any prior knowledge of the game.

Meeting Time: Tuesday and Friday evenings

Brothers Reaching Out

Email: bro@valpo.edu

Description: A men’s fellowship group centered around discussing what it means to be a man of Christian faith. Also, service/volunteerism, and food are important to our organization. All faiths welcome.

Fellowship for Christian Athletes

Email: valpo.fca@valpo.edu

Website: Instagram: @valpofca

Description: FCA is a student led organization that meets every week with different activities such as Bible studies, group discussions, videos, and even guest speakers. It is a great way for athletes to grow together as Christians and get to know people outside of their team. All students that are interested are welcome.

Meeting Time: Wednesdays at 9 PM

InterVarsity Christian Fellowship (Intervarsity)

Email: intervarsity@valpo.edu

Website:  https://www.instagram.com/intervarsityvalpo/

Description: The purpose of InterVarsity is to establish and advance at Valparaiso University witnessing communities of students and faculty who follow Jesus as Savior and Lord: growing in love for God, God’s Word, God’s people of every ethnicity and culture, and God’s purposes in the world. Whether a student simply comes with doubts and questions, seeks advice from compassionate staff, or wants to learn more about the Bible and Jesus amongst friends, InterVarsity seeks to serve all communities.

Muslim Student Association (MSA)

Email: vumsa@valpo.edu

Website: https://instagram.com/vumuslimstudent/ https://www.facebook.com/vumuslimstudentassociation/

Description: The Muslim Student Association is an organization that uses gatherings, fundraisers, official events and educational programs to create an atmosphere of community, spirituality, service and literacy for Muslims and those of other paths.

Meeting Time: Every other Monday 6-7pm

Sisters in Spirit

Email: sis@valpo.edu

Website: https://www.instagram.com/vu_sistersinspirit/?hl=en

Description: Sisters in Spirit is a women’s bible study that aims to provide a community of fellowship, faith, and service for VU students who identify as female and to create a peaceful space amidst the stress of college life. We have a weekly bible study as well as a semester retreat and regular service events. We also collaborate with Brothers Reaching Out, the men’s bible study on campus, for fellowship and service. Come join us to learn about God, make new friends, and have a good time!

Meeting Time: Wednesdays at 8pm

Young Life College

Email: younglifevu@valpo.edu

Website: @valpoylcollege on Instagram

Description: We are the college branch of Young Life, whose mission is to meet people where they are and give them a place to feel loved and accepted while spreading the good news of Jesus.


Email: vu.ballroom@valpo.edu

Website: vuballroom.org

Description: We are a student-led group dedicated to furthering the practice of ballroom dance. We host weekly social lessons where students and community members are welcome to learn dances—no experience or partner required!! We also practice weekly for competitive purposes, and we attend competitions every semester across the Midwest. Experience is not necessary, and everyone is welcome.

Meeting Time: We practice on Mondays (Lankenau workout room), Tuesdays and Thursdays (LL30, Harre Union) from 6:30-9 pm.

Boxing Club

Email: vu_boxing_club@valpo.edu

Website: https://www.instagram.com/vuboxingclub/?igshid=70uy64921lof

Description: The VU Boxing Club provides an opportunity for students to practice and improve boxing skills and fitness using boxing movement, circuit work, and non- or low-impact drills and exercises. This will include shadowboxing, pad work, one- and two-person drills, bag work, and other training exercises. The club is not for competing or sparring, but for skills development and fitness.

Club Tennis

Email: club.tennis@valpo.edu

Description:Valpo Club Tennis gives students an opportunity to play tennis in college without the stress and time commitment involved with a varsity team. We occasionally travel to other schools to compete in tournaments, and we welcome anybody from novice to expert.

Karate Club

Email: karate.club@valpo.edu

Website: https://www.valpo.edu/student/karateclub/

Description: The Valparaiso Karate Club is open to all students interested in learning martial arts, regardless of experience. The skills learned are intended to provide a method of self defense. We work on improving the overall health of our students, while also focusing on concepts to try and make all of us better people.

Meeting Time: Monday and Wednesday from 7:00 to 9:00 pm

Men’s Ultimate Frisbee

Email: valpomensultimate@valpo.edu

Website: Twitter- @valpoultimate

Description: The official ultimate frisbee team for Valparaiso University

Meeting Time: Monday, Wednesday, Friday from 4-6pm

Men’s Club Soccer

Email: vumensclubsoccer@valpo.edu

Website: https://m.facebook.com/mensclubsoccer/

Description: We are a competitive teams that plays in the central division of the MASC. We play 10 games in the fall and join an indoor league in the winter.

Meeting Time: Practice Monday, Tuesday, Thursday from 5:00pm to 7:00pm


Email: yoga@valpo.edu

Website: https://blogs.valpo.edu/valpyoga/

Description: Free group yoga and meditation is guided by an instructor and located in the Athletics and Recreation Center (ARC), by the racquetball courts near the liberty bell.

Women’s Club Softball 

Email: clubsoftball@valpo.edu

Website: https://www.facebook.com/vuclubsoftball/

Description: We play fast pitch softball and are a part of the National Club Softball Association.We compete against other universities in the region throughout the fall and spring.

Womens Club Soccer

Email: Womensclubsoccer@valpo.edu

Description: Soccer club to practice and compete with other schools

Women’s Ultimate Frisbee

Email: Womens.ultimate@valpo.edu

Description: We are a club team that travels to tournaments in the area to compete at a spot for nationals in the summer.