Student groups can become recognized student organizations via a process initiated by Student Senate. It is beneficial for student groups to become a student organization for several reasons. Some of the benefits include; ability to reserve space and propose a budget for allocation from Student Senate. 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
Description: The 5 Year PA Club (5PAC) is an organization for students enrolled in the Health Science degree for the Physician Assistant Program. We work to build a community of students within our major and the university through service and education.
Meeting Time: Monthly on Mondays at 6pm
Alliance of Healthcare Professionals
Description: VUAHP seeks to help prepare pre-health professionals for their future in professional schools. We encourage student engagement in extracurricular activities and informational workshops to stimulate their interest in the healthcare field. This organization seeks to provide opportunities for students to pursue their interests in healthcare while fostering a community of students with similar interests.
American Society of Civil Engineers
Description: ASCE is a student organization that is focused on professional development. ASCE focuses on bringing in professionals from ASCE and also the civil engineering profession to inform students about different opportunities in ASCE and also about the profession itself. ASCE is involved in building a concrete canoe and steel bridge to compete at the Great Lakes Student Conference that happens every spring.
Chi Epsilon Pi
Description: Chi Epsilon Pi is a meteorological honor society. Members of Chi Epsilon Pi are selected based on their exemplary academic standing. This organization aids underclassmen meteorology majors in their integration into the meteorology community, both through a mentorship program and weather discussions. Chi Epsilon Pi also coordinates many of the outreach programs done by the meteorology department, such as Met Field Day, which brings in grade school children from the area to experience various weather-related sessions and demonstrations.
Meeting Time: Thursdays during Chapel Break
Healthcare Leadership Student Organization
Description: This is a club for healthcare leadership majors and minors to come together and make a difference in the community.
Description: A club for those interested in history that provides students with an environment to learn without the burden of grades or school curriculum!
Description: The Honor Council is a group of students on campus who have shown to their peers that they uphold academic integrity, and have been elected by those peers to represent and hear violations of the honor code.
National Society of Black Engineers
Description: NSBE is an inclusive not exclusive STEM organization. Our main focus is supporting minority students within the STEM fields by providing a safe and welcoming place where all feel comfortable.
Meeting Time: Tuesdays at 6pm in GEM 120
Phi Beta Lambda
Description: PBL is the largest career student organization in the world. We compete in business related competitions. PBL is great for growing personally and in business related topics.
Description: Psi Chi is the International Honor Society in Psychology.
Meeting Time: First Wednesday of the month, 7:00 pm
Sigma Tau Delta
Description: Sigma Tau Delta is an international English honor society that recognizes the academic achievements and successes of students studying English. Valparaiso University is home to the Kappa Phi chapter of ΣΤΔ, which is involved in multiple events on campus such as the English department picnic, the annual Cabaret, and even host an annual writing contest for high school students in the Valparaiso area.
Society of Women Engineers
Description: Society of Women Engineers strives to stimulate women to achieve full potential in careers as engineers and leaders, expand the image of the engineering profession as a positive force in improving the quality of life, demonstrate the value of diversity
Meeting Time: Sundays 4-6pm, (Monthly)
Tau Beta Pi
Description: Tau Beta Pi was founded at Lehigh University in 1885 to recognize students of distinguished scholarship and exemplary character in the field of engineering and to foster a spirit of liberal culture in the engineering colleges. It is the only engineering honor society representing the entire engineering profession and is the nation’s second-oldest honor society. Engineering students are invited to join Tau Beta Pi during their junior or senior year, after they meet certain GPA and character requirements. Every year we host several events on campus, including the Engineering Picnic and TED Week!
Meeting Time: Wednesdays at Chapel Break, once a month
Valparaiso University Storm Intercept Team
Description: VUSIT is focused on providing students an opportunity to apply what they are learning in class to real-time weather events. We do so through day chases and a variety of forecasting exercises.
Description: Valpo Quizbowl is a group that meets weekly to test their knowledge on a wide variety of subjects, ranging from academics to pop culture and everything in between. We compete in several Midwestern NAQT tournaments throughout the year and hold informal tournaments on campus.
Meeting Time: Wednesdays 6:30-8:30pm
Description: The Athena Society is an organization that advocates for intersectional feminism across all genders and sexualities, fights to promote consent, and encourages women’s empowerment!
Meeting Time: Wednesday’s every week at 6pm
Description: Valparaiso University College Democrats provides a forum for students to connect with local, state, and federal levels of government. Through hosting events with elected officials and candidates, promoting voter registration, and staying involved with the state College Democrats chapter, VU Dems ensures that every student has the opportunity to learn about the values and role of the Democratic Party in today’s political world. We have also engaged in national movements such as March for Our Lives and March for Science in the past. Participation in VU Dems has led to networking opportunities, job offers, and a chance to be a part of history.
Meeting Time: Thursdays at 6 pm in ASB
Description: We are an organization of conservative-minded students who like to get involved in the political process on both local and national levels! You do not need to be a Political Science or International Relations major to participate, all are welcome. We primarily work with Republican candidates for office and do other events such as debates, voter registration drives, and voter education. Send an email to email@example.com to get on the email list.
Meeting Time: Biweekly Tuesdays at 9:00 pm
Description: Earthtones is an environmental organization at Valparaiso University devoted to promoting comprehensive conservation on and off campus. Its members are committed to both measurable progress and planting seeds in others by raising awareness of environmental issues. 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: Wednesdays at 6:30 pm
Description: Enactus is a philanthropic organization that focuses on developing businesses/organizations in the community on a wide variety of needs. Environmental & sustainability, women’s empowerment, online presence, etc., are topics that the students have worked with in the past. For example, last year they worked with a local non-profit organization to enhance their presence in the community by raising awareness of their mission and expanding their donor base. They also worked with a non-profit organization in India and created e-learning modules that businesses and organizations in India could utilize to provide employee training on preventing sexual harassment in the workplace.
All of the projects that they work on throughout the year are finally presented to a panel of judges in the annual Enactus regional, national, and world competition.
Meeting Time: Thursdays at 6:00pm
Sexual Assault Awareness and Facilitative Education Advocates
Description: Advocates are students, specially trained and supervised by a professional assistant director affiliated with Counseling Services. Advocates serve a dual role as both a peer educator and a support system for an individual. They are student volunteers who present programs and workshops to the campus and Valparaiso community.
SAAFE provides peer education as a means to broaden awareness of sexuality and communication issues and to aid in the prevention of sexual assault. Interactive programs and bulletin boards on a variety of subjects can be requested throughout the year. SAAFE is also a support system for the individual. Advocates meet with survivors at their request in a confidential location and advise them through the process of healing. SAAFE offers referrals to campus and community services such as counseling, support groups, and legal services.
Meeting Time: Sundays at 4pm (Bi-weekly)
Description: Valparaiso University Student Senate is the campus legislative and advisory body that gives the students a voice on campus issues through representatives they elect.
Meeting Time: Monday 8pm
Turning Point USA
Description: A conservative based organization committed to free speech and freedom of thought.
Meeting Time: Tuesdays 7pm-8pm
Voices for Animals
Description: The purpose of VFA shall be to raise awareness of ongoing animal rights issues in the Valparaiso community and give passionate students a structured environment to engage in the movement. Be loud for the animals! This is our third year as an organization at Valparaiso University. We strive to help people find confidence and comfort in talking about the difficult/controversial topics of animal rights, conscious eating/living, and how we truly affect everything around us.
Meeting Time: Mondays from 5-6pm
Description: We are an a cappella group on campus, and we range from freshmen to seniors of all majors! We perform both old and contemporary popular songs, and set up informal rehearsals that are flexible to our members’ schedules.
Meeting Time: Will be determined by schedules of both old and new members
Alpha Psi Omega
Description: The national theatre honors society.
Meeting Time: Sundays at noon
American Choral Directors Association
Description: The mission of the American Choral Directors Association is to inspire excellence in choral music through education, performance, composition, and advocacy. We foster and promote significant research in the field of choral music and attend conferences in which we network with other educators, conductors, and composers.
College Music Society
Description: The mission of the student chapter is to “examine issues relating to the contemporary professional lives of student musicians and future educators.”
Meeting Time: Monday at 5:45pm
Crusader Pep Band
Description: We are the backbone of the Crusader Nation! We provide the soundtrack to the VU sporting events, and play for different events in the Valpo community.
Hooked on Tonics (HoT)
Description: We are a co-ed acappella group for voices of all parts! We practice for 3 hours a week and sing genres from pop to big band to everything in between. We perform around campus and at different events, and have several concerts a year just for the acappella groups. We are around 16 members strong, made up of people who just love music- you don’t have to be a music major to join!
Meeting Time: One hour on the weekdays, and 2 hours on Sundays- we work with everyone’s schedules.
Resurrection Ringers Handbell Choir
Description: The Resurrection Ringers are a fun-loving group of handbell musicians who perform a variety of sacred and secular music. The choir serves regularly at the chapel, but also has its own concerts and tours. No handbell ringing experience is necessary to become a member – in fact, you don’t need to be a musician at all! Opportunities are available for all levels of experience, and we hope you will join our community!
Meeting Time: Rehearsal Sundays, 4:00-5:30, and occasional weekend performances
Sigma Alpha Iota
Description: Sigma Alpha Iota is an International Music Fraternity. It was founded on June 12, 1903 at the University School of Music in Ann Arbor, Michigan. The mission statement of Sigma Alpha Iota International Music Fraternity is to encourage, nurture, and support the art of music. We as sisters always strive for excellency, as we are always sharing our love for music and the arts.
Meeting Time: Mondays @ 9:15 p.m. and Thursdays @ 9:15 p.m.
Description: VUDU Comedy is the BEST (and only) improv troupe at Valparaiso University. We primarily perform on VU’s campus about once a month and in downtown Valparaiso several times a semester – but we’ve been known to wander to more locations. Our entertainment doesn’t stop at performances! We also produce sketches, hold open rehearsals, compete in competitions, and much much more. Come see what all the 80 decibel or less ruckus is about! (Any louder could cause hearing damage)
Meeting Time: Location TBD 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm
Description: We are an acapella group which sings a variety of music from oldies to current radio hits, and sings arrangements catered to the male voice. If you have an interest in singing or arranging music please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Meeting Time: We meet two times a week and choose those meeting times after auditions to cater to the group members schedules.
Alpha Phi Omega
Description: APO is a service fraternity based in doing volunteer work on the campus and in the community.
Meeting Time: Wednesday nights, times to be decided
Description: VU Bio Club’s focus is on stewardship of our local watersheds. We do river restorations in the fall and spring, and partner with other student orgs on campus to do environmental education outreach events.
Description: The mission of Building Tomorrow is to catalyze individuals & communities in support of access to quality education for students in East Africa. The Valparaiso chapter of Building Tomorrow partners with VU students and the surrounding community to raise awareness of the global education gap and fund the building of schools in Uganda in the areas which need them the most.
Access to primary education is a key determinant of a person’s employment, earnings and survival. Overwhelming evidence shows that disadvantage in education – what we’ve come to call the ‘global education gap’ – costs lives, stalls economic growth, fuels unemployment, and reinforces global inequalities. Still, 31 million children in sub-Saharan Africa wake up each day without a school to attend. Building Tomorrow’s vision is to counter the trend, working toward a world where every child with a desire to learn has a safe, supportive, local and permanent place to do so.
Description: This is a volunteer organization that works on campus and in the community. This is the college version of Key Club.
College Mentors for Kids
Description: We are a mentoring program, where college students mentor “little buddies” grades 1st-5th. Our goal? To connect college students with the most to give, to kids who need it most.
Meeting Time: Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 3:30-5:30
Description: Dance Marathon is a nationwide movement founded on the idea that children need comfort, world-class treatment, and hope in the face of serious illness. More than 250 universities and high schools across the country hold Dance Marathon events that benefit local Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals. Though these events look a little different at every school, they share a simple mission: dance for the kids that can’t.
Dancers at Valparaiso University raise money throughout the year for Ann and Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital in Chicago. In April, all of the dancers get together and celebrate the impact they’ve made at a 12-hour event with food, entertainment, and, best of all, appearances by miracle children and their families! In the spring of 2018, over 500 registered dancers worked together to raise over $70,000 for the kids.
Event Date: April 6, 2019 10am-10pm
Love Your Melon
Description: The Love Your Melon Crew is made up of students on campus who are passionate about helping to raise pediatric cancer awareness meanwhile improving the lives of these children and their families during their battle of cancer. The Crew represents and promotes the apparel brand, which is a brand in which 50% of profits help to fund pediatric cancer research or immediate aid for these children and their families.
National Residence Hall Honorary
Description: NRHH’s two main values, leadership and service, brings together the leaders of residential life. It is the organizations goal to continue building a strong community through out Valpo’s residence halls.
Meeting Time: Every other Monday at 8pm
Description: Our goal is to host a Science Olympiad competition on the campus that help kids from grads 8-12 to help develop and hone their STEM skills and knowledge. As a member you can be help up set up the competition and or help volunteer to run various events.
Meeting Time: Fridays 4:30-5:30
Social Action Leadership Team
Description: The Social Action Leadership Team (SALT) is the Spirit-led social justice ministry of the Chapel of the Resurrection at Valparaiso University in which students from all walks of life come together in community 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 reflect God’s love for people by cultivating the skills of community organizing, raising awareness, and fund development. SALTers are equipped to lead lives of social justice and serve as agents for positive change in their communities.
Every year, the Social Action Leadership Team (SALT) of the Chapel of the Resurrection at Valparaiso University selects one project for which to raise money, the World Relief Campaign. This is in addition to numerous activities done locally which generate hundreds of volunteer hours by students and benefit the Valparaiso area. SALT is involved in local volunteering, spring break service trips, and church-based community organizing.
Meeting Time: Mondays at 9:30
Valparaiso University Emergency Management Organization
Description: Our organization teaches its members about emergency preparedness and gets them involved in community outreach. Throughout each semester, we go to various training sessions and sometimes run our own table-top exercises. Our community outreach includes roadside clean-ups and informing the public about emergency preparedness. One of the main goals of our organization is to have our members involved in the decisions of this club so that they receive hands-on experience in leadership.
Description: We are an interdisciplinary international humanitarian organization with projects in Nicaragua and Haiti. With WAVES students get the opportunity to implement projects that solve problems in international communities. We have numerous teams including engineering, health and safety, grant writing, marketing and education. Currently our largest projects include the design and construction of a vocational school made out of shipping containers, curriculum development for Haitian orphanages, design and installation of solar electric systems, and in-country medical clinics. If you are at all interested in international service and humanitarianism WAVES is the perfect group for you. You will get real world experience leading projects and the opportunity to travel! All majors our welcome!
Meeting Time: Tuesday 6-7pm in the Hearth
African Student Association
Description: The primary purpose of the organization is to bring together people of African descent or individuals who have an interest in African culture in order to celebrate, share, and educate one another and the Valparaiso campus and community on the various African cultures and tradition that are represented within the organization.
Meeting Time: Meetings are held every two weeks on Fridays at 5pm. Our first meeting is on September 7th.
Description: Alliance supports, educates, and advocates for the LGBT community on and off campus!
Meeting Time: Tuesdays at 8pm
Asian American Pacific Islander Coalition
Description: AAPIC is a multicultural organization that strives to create a welcoming space to everyone Asian American Pacific Islander, regardless of their background, to celebrate their culture and educate the greater Valparaiso community of their customs. We are an organization that plans and hosts numerous events throughout the school year to express Asian holidays and cultures.
Meeting Time: August 30 6-7pm, September 27th 6-7 pm, October 25th 6-7pm, November 8th 6-7 pm
Black Student Organization
Description: The Black Student Organization promotes pride and cultural awareness of the African American culture through various programs and activities. BSO also provides avenues for networking and socializing.
Meeting Time: Every other Monday 6-7pm
Description: German Club welcomes all students who want to learn more about the German culture.
Description: We celebrate Japanese culture through events like calligraphy, origami, movie nights, food nights, and trips to the nearby Japanese market. Our biggest event of the year is the spring festival which we hold at the end of the second semester. We also have some members of the club meet once a week who are interested in learning the Japanese language.
Meeting Time: Friday from 5:30 to 6:30pm in the board of director’s room
LatinX In Valparaiso for Excellence
Description: LatinX In Valparaiso for Excellence is a diverse organization that strives to engage members with the campus community, as well as the broader LatinX community, by celebrating cultural awareness and creating an inclusive space on campus. We support students in academic excellence and personal development
Meeting Time: September 6 & 20, October 4 & 18, November 1, 15, & 29
Muslim Student Association
Description: MSA is a great organization to join or collaborate with! We plan fun, educational, and innovative events throughout the year. Some of our annual events include the Fastathon and Islam Celebration Week. Becoming a member is pretty simple! Just contact the President and you’re in!
Valparaiso International Student Association
Description: The Valparaiso International Student Association (V.I.S.A.) is dedicated to offering international students a home on campus, while giving both domestic and international students alike a chance to share and develop their own culture. We do this by hosting exciting events that celebrate different cultures!
Meeting Time: Monday 7-8pm
Description: The Beacon is Valparaiso University’s yearbook, an entirely student lead and created organization that is responsible for preserving the history and happenings of the academic year.
Meeting Time: Sunday at 4:30/5:00pm
Public Relations Student Society of America
Description: Public Relations Student Society of America is an organization for, but not limited to students interested in public relations or communications. The organization works with on campus and off campus organizations to promote their initiatives. It is a great way to grow professionally, network, and launch your career.
Meeting Time: Tuesdays at 7:30
Description: The Lighter, an award-winning literary and fine arts journal, welcomes submissions from all undergraduate, graduate, and law students of Valparaiso University of any type of prose, poetry, or visual art. Started in 1958, The Lighter is a student-run journal from submission to design.
Meeting Time: Mon or Wed (whichever is most convenient) 8-9pm in the Schnabel conference room.
Description: The Torch is the student-run newspaper that strives to be a source of news and current events on campus. The Torch publishes articles and photos produced by students and provides students with experience in writing, editing, photography, and other business skills.
Meeting Time: Sunday and Thursday nights
Description: Illuminate. Educate. Showcase. – 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. From news, to weather, sports, entertainment, pop culture, politics and more, VUTV is where students can come and create television content similar to that produced for real world TV stations. Whether you want to be on-screen anchoring a show, broadcasting the weather, or working behind the scenes to write, produce, promote, and edit shows, there is a spot for everyone at VUTV. Time commitments range from 1 to 2 hours a month to daily paid positions on our executive board.
Meeting Time: Sunday and Thursday nights
WVUR: The Source
Description: WVUR, the Source 95, is Valparaiso University’s student radio station. It broadcasts 24/7 on 95.1 FM in the Valparaiso area, and features a wide range of students, staff, and faculty members who contribute to the station.
American Society of Mechanical Engineers
Description: ASME Valpo is an engineering society that is dedicated to innovative design outside of the classroom for the benefit of society. We enable students to practice their engineering skills in a multidisciplinary environment and in a way that is meaningful to them. Below are some events that we are currently active in.
Meeting Time: Saturdays at 4 pm
Association for Computing Machinery (ACM/ACM-W)
Description: The Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) is the world’s largest society dedicated to computing. ACM-W is a group within ACM that’s dedicated to promoting and advocating for women’s involvement in the field. Valpo’s student chapters of ACM and ACM-W work together to create a professional network for students and to host fun events that develop skills and generate interest in computing. We seek to create an environment that makes all people, including women, feel welcome and prepared to thrive in the field. We hold events such as Hour of Code, Grad School Information Nights, Raspberry Pi microcomputer showcases, various community outreach events, and more.
Students of all majors are welcome to join. We hold meetings every other week, where we have a short presentation/discussion on a current topic in computing.
Description: Chemistry Club is a community of chemists dedicated to performing scientific outreach and teaching, building community within the Chemistry Department, and providing professional formation opportunities for tomorrow’s chemical professionals. Although we are a chapter of the American Chemical Society, our membership is open to all students interested in chemistry regardless of major! We routinely host fun social dinners and other activities, and are also a hub for finding opportunities for individual enrichment in chemistry.
Description: Criminology Club is a student run organization designed to allow those interested in criminology and criminal justice the opportunity to gather with other students who share a mutual interest in the field of study, and meet professionals working in criminal justice fields. The organization hosts criminal justice career panels, media and movie discussions, game nights, and community service opportunities.
Meeting Time: Mondays at 7pm (bi-weekly)
Delta Sigma Pi
Description: Delta Sigma Pi is a professional business fraternity open to males and females to improve preparation for the business world, by networking, attending conference and a variety of other activities. Not only does DSP allow you to develop as a professional, it also service the community through our numerous community service events and builds brotherhood through our social events. DSP is the perfect mix of business, service and social.
Meeting Time: Mondays at 7pm
Epsilon Nu Tau
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.
Meeting Time: Tuesdays 6:30
Financial Management Association
Description: The Valparaiso University Financial Management Association is an entirely student managed investment fund. We regularly hold stock pitches, guest speaking events, and workshops centered around financial literacy and career/personal growth. If you are interested, please contact email@example.com for more information. All majors are welcome.
Meeting Time: Mondays 6:30pm
Istitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
Description: Our student chapter of IEEE is dedicated to assisting students with the development of professional, technical and social skills through hosting various events (i.e. resume reviews and professor talks) and sponsoring student driven projects.
Meeting Time: Meeting alternating Thursdays at 6:30 p.m. starting Aug. 30, 2018 in GEM 137
Model United Nations
Description: An organization that simulates the United Nations to engage with peers, improve public speaking skills, learn about UN and International law, and have the opportunity to participate in one of the most professionally-run UN-simulations in the country.
Meeting Time: Wednesdays, 8PM in Beacon Hall
Music Enterprise Student Association (MESA)
Description: Our mission is to continue fostering passion and ambition in students interested in working in the music industry. By doing so, we can better prepare students for their chosen vocation while benefiting the community.
Meeting Time: Wednesdays 10:00-10:20am
Northwest Indiana Chapter of AMS/NWA
Description: The Northwest Indiana Student Chapter shall pursue the goals outlined by the American Meteorological Society and National Weather Association through the advancement of the discipline of meteorology in the local area. This organization seeks to assist in the professional development of Valparaiso University’s meteorology students.
Meeting Time: Tuesdays at 7 pm
Student Alumni Association
Description: Student Alumni Association partners with the Valparaiso University Alumni Association and puts on events such as the Welcome Week and Graduation barbecue, volunteering and networking events with alumni, and more.
Meeting Time: Tuesdays at 7:30, subject to change
Student Social Work Organization
Description: SSWO provides students with the opportunity to lead and serve around their interests within the department and on campus. Additionally, as an organization, it represents the voice of the students in formulating and modifying departmental level policies affecting academic and student affairs within the program. The organization hosts events such as professional development day, student socials, crafts for seniors, and game nights. Also, the organization offers students mentoring, activism, and volunteering opportunities.
Meeting Time: Tuesdays at 7pm (Bi-weekly)
Commuter Student Organization
Description: CSO is dedicated to offering commuter students various activities throughout the school year to help promote commuter participation on campus.
Meeting Time: Fridays 10-10:30am in the commuter lounge
Federation of Authors
Description: Federation of Authors is a group of dedicated writers devoted to growing future writers in their craft. We meet to respectfully critique each other’s works and develop writing skills through workshops.
Meeting Time: Wednesdays at 7:30 PM
Description: VU Haunt is where people who love scary movies, stories and haunted houses come together to put a haunted house for a night in October for Valpo community and share our favorites movies together as a community.
Meeting Time: Wednesdays, 5-6pm
Description: The Mock Trial Organization 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.
Meeting Time: Tuesday and Wednesdays from 5-7pm
Description: The PsychClub is a network of students who gather to share ideas and experiences related to the field of psychology. The club is open to majors, minors, and anyone else interested in psychology. The club offers an opportunity for members to participate in a variety of activities including social events, volunteer projects, and professional events as well as taking an active role in welcoming incoming psychology students.
Meeting Time: First and third Mondays at 7pm is tentative
Society of Automotive Engineers
Description: We are a student-run organization that primarily works on the engineering and development of a Formula SAE race car (essentially a smaller version of a Formula 1 car). You don’t have to be a car person to join, all participation is appreciated and SAE is a great way to gain hands-on experience and can show direct results of the application of your education. We do our best to have group meetings weekly and general meetings every other week.
Student Veterans of America
Description: The primary purpose of this club is to offer camaraderie and fellowship to American military veterans entering higher education. Offering a base of support to veteran students will assist them in completing their academic goals by making available a system of support, both educational and social, for them to utilize in order to best perform in an academic environment.
Meeting Time: Meeting alternating Thursdays at 6:30 p.m. starting Aug. 30, 2018 in GEM 137
University Programming Council
Description: Looking for something to do? Well, you came to the right place! University Programming Council (UPC) is the student programming arm at the university! We are 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! We make the fun happen!
Meeting Time: Mondays, 5pm
Description: Valpo Robotics offers a competitive advantage to student development by facilitating active learning through practical experience in real world robotics design.
Description: Yu-Gi-Oh! Club involves the trading card game of Yu-Gi-Oh! and anyone interested in playing or learning how to play it. It could be just for fun and include potential club run tournaments.
Meeting Time: Mondays and Thursdays from 6:00-8:00 P.M.
Description: Campus Crusade (CRU) is an intentional bible study groups that meets once a week to share a snack and to dive into the word of God together. We are committed to both intensely searching for how God’s word affects our daily lives and to the joy of a community full of love and acceptance. We meet seeking to further our relationship with God and with each other, and we are always looking for more friends with which to seek!
Meeting Time: Saturdays at 10:30 am
Chi Alpha Campus Ministries
Description: We are a non-denominational Christian fellowship group that holds a contemporary worship service weekly as well as partners with InterVarsity Christian fellowship to hold a weekly bible study.
Meeting Time: Sundays at 7:30pm
Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA)
Description: Valpo FCA is a group of students that meet once a week for a variety of activities involving faith. We do something different each week whether it be small group activities, Bible study, watch a video, or even have a guest speaker! We welcome any new members to a great community for athletes to find fellowship and grown in their faith with the encouragement of others.
Meeting Time: Every Wednesday at 9 PM
Pi Delta Chi
Description: Pi Delta Chi is a service organization for Deaconess students with the LDA.
Sisters in Spirit
Description: We are a women’s Bible study, but we also do service projects and fellowship with our male counterpart BRO.
Meeting Time: Thursdays at 7pm
Young Life College
Description: Young Life College is about creating an inclusive and fun environment for students to meet and learn a little about their faith.
Description: We are a competitive ballroom dance team that travels across the Midwest to compete at different competitions. Experience is not necessary and everyone is welcome.
Meeting Time: Monday – Lank Workout Room 6:30-9pm, Tuesday and Thursday LL30 (Union) 6:30-9pm
Description: Valparaiso University Club Softball recently joined and competed in the National Club Softball Association (NCSA) for the 2017-18 academic year! We were very excited for this new opportunity to compete with other collegiate programs at a high level, and look forward to another successful season in the NCSA.
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.
Intramural Advisory Council
Description: A collection of students who participate in Intramurals to assist in the adapting and interpretation of the rules for Rec Sports Intramurals.
Description: The Valparaiso Karate Club is an open club for all students interested in learning martial arts. We study a Korean style of martial arts known as Tang Soo Do. Adam Theros, our head instructor, is a forth degree black belt certified instructor with the World Tang Soo Do Association. The skills learned are intended to provide a method of self-defense, no attack. 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: Mondays and Wednesdays at 7pm in the Harre Union LL30
Men’s Ultimate Frisbee
Description: We are a team focused around the game of ultimate frisbee. We have won the conference title for four years running now and are always a strong contender to attend nationals. In the coming year we hope to continue to grow and make our way to the national tournament.
Meeting Time: Monday, Wednesday, Friday from 4-6
Men’s Club Soccer
Description: A competitive soccer team that plays in the MASC. We practice 2-3 time a week and have games on the weekends. Our outdoor season runs August-September and our indoor season runs January-February. Tryouts will be the first 3 days of the school year. Come check us out.
Meeting Time: Tryouts will be August 19-22. After that practice will be 2-3 times a week and we will have games on the weekend.
Description: Organizes free yoga class for the community.
Meeting Time: Tues and Thurs. at 7pm
Women’s Ultimate Frisbee
Description: We are a group of women who connect both on and off the field by playing ultimate Frisbee and connecting socially. Almost no one comes on with any experience— so don’t let that stop you!
Meeting Time: Monday/Tuesday/Thursday 4-6p
Women’s Club Soccer
Description: Women’s Club Soccer is a group that participates in games in a competitive setting and enjoys getting together to enjoy the sport.