Student Clubs & Organizations

Directory of Clubs & Organizations

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A Capella Club

A club for those interested in singing a capella music.

Accounting Association

An opportunity for Cal Lutheran students to network and learn more about the CPA exam and accounting job opportunities.

Action Abroad Alliance

The Action Abroad Alliance is an international and local volunteering club for CLU students interested in humanitarian issues. The AAA serves as a forum for students who wish to talk about international or community volunteering and/or activism and want to become involved in these areas. Furthermore, the club provides a number of resources to its members about volunteering through its members' experience and the club's past work. The AAA has a history of sponsoring semester-long international activism projects and is we have worked to raise funds for the victims of the 2011 Japan earthquake. In 2012, we helped raise funds for the Children's Hospital in LA.

Active Minds

Active Minds empowers students to speak openly about mental health in order to educate others and encourage help-seeking. Active Minds works to increase students' awareness of mental health issues, provide information and resources regarding mental health and mental illness, encourage students to seek help as soon as it is needed, and serve as liaison between students and the mental health community.

Adventure Club

Adventure club participates in mostly outdoor activities designed to get students to step outside their comfort zone.

AKD Sociology Club

AKD is intended to promote the study of sociology and encourages its members to become involved with social and intellectual activities that will lead to the improvement of society and the human condition. There are no academic or class requirements to join the AKD Sociology Club! All you need is a passion for social issues and a love for helping others. Every semester AKD Sociology Club participates in community service projects, events aimed at helping others or shedding light on a particular social issue, fundraisers and regular club meetings, as well as fun social outings. All events are decided on and put together by AKD club members and it is a great way to get involved with others in the local community. This club is also affiliated with Alpha Kappa Delta (AKD), an international sociology honor society open to undergraduate sociology majors/minors who meet eligibility requirements. Members of the Sociology Club are not required to join the honor society, but if they are interested, are encouraged to inquire about applying.

American Chemical Society Student Chapter

The objects of this Chapter shall be to afford an opportunity for students of a chemical science to become better acquainted, to secure the intellectual stimulation that arises from professional association, to obtain experience in preparing and presenting technical material before chemical audiences, to foster a professional spirit among the members, to instill a professional pride in the chemical sciences, and to foster an awareness of the responsibilities and challenges of the modern chemist.

American Medical Student Association

The congregation of undergraduates, graduates, faculty and staff with the common interest to expand learning of the medical field and its professions. Members may be pre-med, pre-dental, or have any other medically related interest. AMSA provides the information needed to reach the goals of becoming a medical professional. AMSA also does an annual fundraiser for a charity of choice.

American Pre-Veterinary Medical Association

The purpose of this club would be to make the opportunities of the national organization of APVMA available to CLU students including; scholarships, national symposiums, professional development, and valuable information on acceptance to veterinary school. This club would also provide an opportunity for students to gain knowledge from guest speakers. It would also provide volunteer and experience opportunities for students by building relationships with local clinics and shelters.

Anime Club

A club for anyone interested in Anime and Japanese culture

ASCLUG (Associated Student of California Lutheran University Government)

ASCLUG is comprised of three boards of elected positions. ASCLU Senate passes legislation for capital improvements to the university and makes recommendations to the university administration. ASCLU Programs Board plans events for the general student body on a regular basis. ASCLU Executive Cabinet leads the two boards in their activities and provides overall direction on behalf of the student body.

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Beta Beta Beta

Beta Beta Beta (Tri-Beta) is a society for students, particularly undergraduates, dedicated to improving the understanding and appreciation of biological study and extending boundaries of human knowledge through scientific research.

BGLAD

BGLAD (Bisexuals, Gays, Lesbians, and Allies for Diversity) works to create a safe environment for LGBTQIA (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer and Questioning, Intersex, Asexual and Ally) students on campus while promoting equality and the visibility of universal and campus wide LGBTQIA issues.

Black Student Union

The purpose of the Black Student Union is to learn about, raise awareness, celebrate, and share with the campus the richness of Black history as well as current issues affecting the Black community and to enjoy the varied aspects of African culture in the U.S. and around the world.

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Chinese Culture Club

The Chinese Culture Club (CCC) is a student organization in California Lutheran University. It is to help the members of the club to develop a better understanding of Chinese culture, and also create a platform for all students who are interested in learning Chinese Mandarin and Cantonese. The CCC will be planning and hosting a variety of events and activities that best represent the Chinese traditional culture. It also encourages the club members to explore the differences between this traditional Asian culture and the modern American culture throughout all the fun experiences.

Circle K

The purpose of Circle K is to develop leadership, diversity, responsibility, and citizenship. This club promotes relationships with fellow colleagues, serving throughout campus and local communities.

Club Italia

Sharing aspects of the Italian culture such as language, food, games, film and celebrations with CLU students. Open to all!

Club Teach and SCTA

We are a club dedicated to provide personal and professional growth in the education field. We reach out to ALL future teachers, and those considering a field in education. We give opportunities to learn and to promote your personal self in the teaching field. Our club is an official chapter in the SCTA (Student California Teachers Association). We connect with students and professors from all over the state of California and the Nation. Joining Club Teach is an opportunity to build your resume, get involved in the community, and gives you a head start for your future to come...

College Democrats

Facilitate progressive discussions about political issues, establish a liberal/progressive presence on our campus, and improve civic engagement at CLU and in the community.

College Life

Young Life College at CLU is a place where Young Life leaders and students have the opportunity to invite their roommates, classmates, and teammates to have the best time of their life. During the year we have campus events, camping trips, leadership retreats and service projects. Young Life College students are empowered to take ownership of their faith and serve in ministry while at Cal Lutheran.

College Republicans

We strive to uphold an open discussion on the future of the Republican Party and what it truly means to identify as Republican in an academic setting. We promote conservative ideals as in accordance with the GOP, but are inclusive to all whom are interested in discussing Republican politics. Activities include volunteer work in our local community, issue advocacy, and other activities deemed relevant by the members of the organization.

Commuter Connection Club

The purpose of this organization shall be to: 1.) Support the different needs of commuter students at California Lutheran University. 2.) Create events and activities that enhance the participation of all students at CLU.

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D.A.N.C.E.

D.A.N.C.E is dedicated to the dissemination of student talent, performance, and the understanding of Jazz techniques and related styles. This will provide a way for students to continue, learn, or teach dance. It shall entertain the CLU community with dance performances, compete against other dance teams, and promote school spirit around California Lutheran University

Dance Team

The purpose of this club is to provide students the opportunity to learn dance, dance technique, and choreography, whether it be continuing to grow upon previous experience or learning for the first time. This club will promote school spirit and unity by performing at school events and competing against other collegiate dance teams.

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Economics Club

The club shall be comprised of students majored or with an interest in US and world economy. The purpose of this club shall be to enhance CLU student knowledge in regards to basic economic theory as it pertains to current and past economic practice in the US and the rest of the world

EDU Africa

Our objective is to raise money for two schools we sponsor in Africa. By selling merchandise and hosting fundraisers we hope to make the lives of school children easier by providing them with the funds to buy schools supplies, pay for teacher salaries, and more.

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Fellowship of Christian Athletes

FCA is a club who's goal is to to present to athletes and coaches, all whom they influence, and any willing CLU staff, student, and faculty the challenge and adventure of receiving Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord, serving Him in their relationships and in fellowship.

Feminism Is...

To bring awareness of gender issues and inequality to CLU and its community. Also, to make an atmosphere where activists are free to speak out and promote dialogue on social issues with a specific emphasis on gender.

Fencing Club

Our goal is to provide a community for students to fence on campus and further our experience by competing in tournaments through Intercollegiate Fencing Conference of Southern California (IFCSC).

French Club

A diversified club welcoming all students interested in learning more about the French and Francophone culture, way of life, and language through hands-on activities and experiences. This club promotes a greater understanding and appreciation for the French and Francophone influence in society.

Future Treps

Open to undergraduate and graduate students, regional and international, regardless of declared major, the Future Treps club's ultimate goal is to help all members become successful in their entrepreneurial endeavors. The club bridges the gap between CLU students and the world beyond the borders of Cal Lutheran, by providing them with new ways of thinking and doing. The Future Treps club empowers its members with valuable technical knowledge and skills, all while inspiring and encouraging them to be catalysts for change now, and in the future.

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German Club

German Club focuses on bringing Germanic cultural experiences to CLU students as well as connecting German-speaking international students with the larger campus community. Membership is open to any and all!

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Habitat for Humanity

The CLU Habitat for Humanity Club is a student led organization that aims to end sub-standard housing within our community and beyond. In addition to volunteering, Habitat builds sites in the spring and summer months, students advocate and educate the community on the existence of sub-standard housing and what we as a community can do to help.

Hillel

The Hillel club at CLU aims to explore and educate about Jewish culture, spirituality and ethics, while instilling positivity, equality, faith, and unity with other religions.

Hip Hop Organization

Hip Hop Organization (H2O) strives to provide a fun and accepting environment to CLU students of different backgrounds who share a passion for hip hop music, culture, and dance. We want to offer students a place to openly express themselves through music, art, and dance. We also want to offer students who have no dancing experience the opportunity to learn and be a part of a rewarding dance family.

History Club

The History Club at California Lutheran University (CLU) exists to organize and encourage History and Social Science majors, as well as Museum Studies Students, Liberal Studies Majors, and others, to pursue historical activities for intellectual, cultural and personal interest, particularly in the Southern California region. In addition, the club is the official organization for the national History honors society, Phil Alpha Theta. The club works in close association with the professors in the History Department who serve as advisors.

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iCLU Radio

California Lutheran University's student-run, web-based radio station, iCLU, has two primary purposes: to serve as an experiential learning laboratory for students interested in pursuing broadcasting and media careers, and to serve as a channel for creative and intellectual expression for the broader CLU student body. iCLU embraces the many voices of our campus community and seeks broad participation from our diverse student body. ICLU and its programming will help CLU educate leaders for a global society who are strong in character and judgment, confident in their identity and vocation, and committed to service and justice.

Interdisciplinary Research Counsel

The purpose of this organization shall be to promote research performed by undergraduates enrolled at California Lutheran University. Information as to how to begin a study, gather participants and submit work to conferences will be discussed in open forums. Research opportunities will be available as well as discussions on individuals past experiences. Upcoming research conferences will be advertised, discussed and endorsed. This promotion shall take the form of helping students to present their work at academic conferences. The purpose of this club is to investigate, conduct and share research among various faculties of thought.

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Knights Ice Hockey

The Hockey Club gives students a chance to learn about one of Americas most uderrated sports. Club members willl learn the rules of the game through NHL game outings and Club Game Viewings. Those with Ice hockey equipment are encouraged to join the club team which plays in the Naih

Knights RFC

The Knights RFC competes in the Southern California Rugby Football Union (SCRFU) and plays against other collegiate clubs. We currently compete in the Men's Collegiate Division III. In the 2011-2012 season the Knights were crowned National Small Colleges Rugby Organization Southern California Champions. We aim to introduce students to the great sport and develop them to compete in an established league. We also educate students on the international aspect the sport holds and welcome them into an international culture. This opportunity spans worldwide.

Knights Soccer Club

The Knights Soccer Club is a student soccer/fan club that plays recreational pick-up soccer during the week. We also host events to watch big games and play friendly matches against local teams.

Knights Volleyball

The purpose of Knights Volleyball is to provide an opportunity for the students of California Lutheran University to learn, participate, and compete in the sport of volleyball at the intercollegiate level. To encourage the experience of the value of teamwork, sportsmanship, and competition. To learn strategies and finer skills of the sport. To compete with clubs and teams from other schools and organizations in the SCCVL.

Kupa'a Hawaii Club

The purpose of this organization is to: 1) Explore and appreciate the Hawaiian culture represented both on campus, and in the world. 2) Share the knowledge, practices, and customs of Hawaii with the CLU campus. 3) To provide the school with an annual traditional luau to end the academic school year.

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Latin American Student Organization

As a representative organization of Latinos at CLU, we are dedicated to promoting cultural awareness and unity. We are committed to supporting Latino students in their pursuit of success, while also developing a strong sense of identity, leadership and participation. We intend to be a positive influence at CLU and the surroundings by promoting diverse involvement and community service.

LDSSA

We talk about the Gospel and how it can help within our daily life. Anyone of any faith is welcome :)

League of Legends Club

The purpose of the club is to promote leadership and fellowship through teamwork as both members and gamers of League of Legends. We opt to provide members with the high most experience, both at a competitive and noncompetitive level. As a club, we shall accept every member as part of a flourishing family and encourage citizenship both on and off the Rift. Additionally, League of Legends at CLU shall fulfill the purpose of representing California Lutheran University in national Intercollegiate Competitive Tournaments (i.e. Collegiate Star League, Ivy League of Legends, etc.).

Line Dancing Club

Purpose/Mission: This organization shall provide an educational environment where students interested in recreational line dancing can widen their knowledge and practice while appreciating country music in an environment of others with similar interests. Lessons will be focused on complete routines and couples dancing.

Lord of Life Student Congregation

We, the Lord of Life Student Congregation, are a community of Christian believers, welcoming all social and religious backgrounds. As a congregation we:

  • recognize our unity in Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior
  • confess baptism as the sign of God’s covenant with God’s people
  • provide for the means of grace through the Word and Sacraments
  • feel the need to draw together as a witnessing, worshiping, learning and serving community
  • strive to extend our love and respect from the realm of humanity to encompass all creation

The call to worship and service is open to all student, faculty, administrators, staff, family, and friends of California Lutheran University.

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Math Club

Math Club allows math majors, math minors, and students interested in math to socialize, enjoy planned activities, encourage attendance to CLU Math Seminars and local conferences, and encourage visitors to give talks on the California Lutheran University campus.

MEChA

We are a student group that seeks to empower, politicize, and create a family for Latin@s/Chican@s, American Indians, and everyone on Campus. Because we understand the power that education has in our communities we seek to mobilize in order to achieve educational equality. Moreover, we are a student group that seeks to bring justice on issues that affect our particular communities in co-operation with other student communities. We seek to create an environment where everyone feels safe and at home regardless of ethnicity, sexual orientation, religion or any other aspect of being themselves.

Military Veterans Club

To help enlisted/veteran personnel, military spouses, and fellow students that are interested in joining any branch of the military build a collaborative social network, promote military awareness and appreciation, and help establish the necessary tools to help enlisted/veterans succeed in their educational endeavors at all CLU campuses.

Morning Glory

The Morning Glory is CLU's All-American and Pacemaker award-winning literary and arts magazine. A group of student editors and interns spend fall semester publicizing the magazine and soliciting submissions for the spring semester, when the student staff selects the literature, art, and music pieces that will be included in the issue. The Morning Glory is published every May, and free copies of the annual issue are distributed to the CLU community.

Muslim Student Association

The vision of a Muslim Student Association at CLU is to promote spirituality, ethics, and Muslim identity while also instilling harmony with other religious and non-religious groups.

MYLife

MYLife strives to celebrate individuality, while demonstrating that by uniting, we are stronger as a community. Our goal is to develop the individual while building community and realizing that we are never alone. MYLife supports national foundations such as Post Secret, To Write Love on Her Arms (TWLOHA), Pay it Forward, and others that empower the individual, and we take those messages and turn them into fun activities within a group setting. Our meetings are fun and eye-opening and include hands-on icebreakers, food, and activities to get to know and appreciate yourself and the people around you. Come listen, grow, and connect with fellow CLU students. What's your story?

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Not For Sale

Not for Sale is a campaign whose aim is to educate and mobilize an international abolitionist movement through the study of modern slavery and human trafficking as an economic, political, and social issue. Our campus purpose is to organize events, and create awareness in attempts to eradicate slavery, understanding that no one should be for sale.

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Origami Masters Group (O.M.G.)

O.M.G. is a club that promotes fellowship and hands-on learning activities through art, specifically origami. Origami is the traditional Japanese art of "paper folding." Potential and current members do not have to masters at origami. By the end of the academic year, members will be origami masters.

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Philosophy Club

Bimonthly meetings, which will consist of informal conversation among peers regarding topics of philosophical study and importance.

Physics Club

Broaden the undergraduate experience in physics and astronomy as well as in related fields. Advocate interaction between the department and its students. Promote interest and education in Physics through field trips, creative activities, and discussion forums with guest speakers. Provide graduate school preparation activities and club research projects.

Pi Sigma Alpha

Pi Sigma Alpha is a Political Science honor society and club that discusses issues revolving around the current political climate, brings speakers to campus, and helps students interested in Political Science explore different career paths.

Pilates Club

The purpose of this organization is as follows: Pilates is a healthy, but challenging form of exercise, and will encourage its club members to work hard. This opportunity is for students and staff to relieve stress from schoolwork and get a good core workout at the same time.

Poetry Slam

A club for many to come celebrate, enjoy, be introduced to, or learn more about the art of spoken word poetry. It is a place for expression. We welcome all who love powerful words and speech

Pre-Dental Society

The Pre-Dental Society is focused on preparing current undergrad students for a future in the dental healthcare field.

President's Council on Honor and Integrity

Working within and graduating from California Lutheran University (CLU) carries with it both benefits and responsibilities inherent in a culture of high academic integrity. Students, faculty and staff participate in a process to ensure that individuals are evaluated and assessed on their own work and contributions. Principled leadership, as promised in the mission statement at CLU, can be relied upon by stakeholders within and outside of this academic community.

Psi Chi Connection

The goal of Psi Chi Connection is to create an opportunity for all students who are interested in psychology to organize and participate in programs and events, which encourage an in-depth understanding of how to thrive in the competitive field of psychology. Members will participate in discussion groups and interact in an atmosphere similar to that found in many graduate programs in psychology. The purpose of PCC is to provide students with the motivation and experience needed to excel not only at CLU, but also on a national level; now and later in their careers.

Psy D Student Council

The Psy D Student Council serves to represent the needs and interests of the students enrolled in the Psy D program within the Graduate School of Psychology.

Psychology Club

The goal of Psychology Club is to provide a meeting place and sounding board for all psychology enthusiasts. The Psychology Club will discuss issues related to psychology in current events and popular culture. Also, Psych Club will look at understood psychological concepts and apply them to here and now.

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Rotaract Club

The purpose of Rotaract is to provide an opportunity for young men and women to enhance the knowledge and skills that will assist them in personal development, to address the physical and social needs of their communities, and to promote better relations between all people worldwide through a framework of friendship and service.

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SAGE

The purpose of the Student Association for a Greener Environment is to promote and encourage sustainable and environmentally friendly practices on CLU campus by students, faculty, and staff. SAGE will promote being better stewards of the earth by planning sustainability programs and maintaining the CLU campus garden. This club aims at making sustainability a permanent part of the CLU student life.

Saudi Students Club

club that represents the Saudi culture and traditions. our goal is give a nice and the real image of Saudi Arabia, and provide any needed help to all the members along with having some fun times together.

Scandinavian Student Club

The purpose of the club is to immerse students in the aspects of Scandinavian culture and to help connect Scandinavian American students with their heritage.

Secular Student Alliance

The Secular Student Alliance is intended to provide a community for non-religious students on campus. Through guest speakers, weekly discussion meetings, public events and first hand experience of various spiritual practices, the Secular Student Alliance at CLU works to construct individual understanding of both "faith and reason". It is our mission to break the stigmas associated with being non-religious, and to bridge understanding between students of various faiths and non-faiths. Please check out the Facebook Group below for further information. http://on.fb.me/11eDWld

SEEDS for Haiti

SEEdS (Students for Enlightenment and the Education of Sustainability) for Haiti exists to bring the minds and resources of students across a diverse spectrum together to learn, teach, and take action towards alleviating hunger in Haiti. Using the most unfortunate country in the current world as a case study, students will develop models, strategies and initiatives that can change the world. SEEdS for Haiti encourages the most effective actions to change the worst of situations.

Sigma Tau Delta

Sigma Tau Delta is the International English Honor Society. The California Lutheran University chapter, Alpha Eta Gamma, strives to confer distinction for high achievement in English language and literature and promote literacy and all elements of the discipline of English. As well, it recognizes exceptional character and good academic standing.

Student Philanthropy Council

Raise awareness as to the importance of donors at CLU!

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Tang Soo Do Club

To provide an opportunity for the students and faculty members of California Lutheran University to participate and learn the Korean Martial Art of Tang Soo Do in a welcoming, constructive, disciplined, and safe atmosphere.

Team Exercise Science

This club will provide students interested in exercise science, as well as exercise activities, with more resources and opportunities to learn, create connections, and progress towards a successful future. Team EXSC will provide members and the CLU community the chance to explore and participate in various fitness opportunities.

Techie Club

This club allows students to explore interests in technical theatre through workshops, shows, and discussions with other interested students. Whether one is a technical theatre major or just looking to learn a little about designing, this club covers every interest at every intensity when it comes to what techies do.

Test Club

The Echo

The official student newspaper of California Lutheran University. CLUecho.com.

Triathlon Club

The Triathlon Team is a student-oriented group organized around training and competing in triathlon and other multi-sport events. The team's main competition focus is racing against other collegiate teams from California in the West Coast Collegiate Series as well as participation in other non-collegiate races. Another team goal is introducing members of the CLU community to the joys of multi-sport competition and a healthy lifestyle. While the Triathlon Team is student-oriented, it is also meant as a resource for CLU staff and faculty, alumni, and other community members. Services such as participation in workouts, coaching, and the opportunity to train and race are provided for a fee in order to support the team.

Trixx Club

To provide an opportunity for the students of California Lutheran University to learn, participate, and watch Tricking, Tumbling, Gymnastics, and Freerunning in a welcoming, constructive, and positive atmosphere.

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Ultimate Frisbee Club

Ultimate Frisbee club is an inclusive club that highlights the joys of playing ultimate frisbee in community with one another. We accept all talent levels and play on fridays! Join us for our club meetings/frisbee time: Fridays from 3-5pm

United Students of the World

The purpose of this organization is to promote support and understanding of the diverse cultures of the world as well as provide a supportive environment for international students and an awareness of cultural issues on campus. We are dedicated in creating a safe and relaxing place to make friends, be active on campus, get to know your community, and to educate others about your culture through educational and social activities, speakers, and social gatherings. The United Students of the World seeks to promote understanding and cooperation amongst all people. In addition, in hopes of aiding CLU's international students as well as other fellow peers become more familiar with California, a few sightseeing trips will be arranged where students can get to know each other better whilst traveling around Southern California.

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Valkyrie RFC

CLU women's rugby team. We play DIvision II league rugby under the Southern California Rugby Football League. We also play friendlies against local women's teams.

Video Game Alliance

Design, Prototype, and Develop Video Games. We meet in the evening weekly for over an hour to discuss, design, and prototype games. We attend conferences that promote skills in developing Video Games. We also attend IEEE meetings on the 2nd Wednesday of each month when our topics align.

Academic

Accounting Association

An opportunity for Cal Lutheran students to network and learn more about the CPA exam and accounting job opportunities.

American Chemical Society Student Chapter

The objects of this Chapter shall be to afford an opportunity for students of a chemical science to become better acquainted, to secure the intellectual stimulation that arises from professional association, to obtain experience in preparing and presenting technical material before chemical audiences, to foster a professional spirit among the members, to instill a professional pride in the chemical sciences, and to foster an awareness of the responsibilities and challenges of the modern chemist.

American Medical Student Association

The congregation of undergraduates, graduates, faculty and staff with the common interest to expand learning of the medical field and its professions. Members may be pre-med, pre-dental, or have any other medically related interest. AMSA provides the information needed to reach the goals of becoming a medical professional. AMSA also does an annual fundraiser for a charity of choice.

American Pre-Veterinary Medical Association

The purpose of this club would be to make the opportunities of the national organization of APVMA available to CLU students including; scholarships, national symposiums, professional development, and valuable information on acceptance to veterinary school. This club would also provide an opportunity for students to gain knowledge from guest speakers. It would also provide volunteer and experience opportunities for students by building relationships with local clinics and shelters.

Beta Beta Beta

Beta Beta Beta (Tri-Beta) is a society for students, particularly undergraduates, dedicated to improving the understanding and appreciation of biological study and extending boundaries of human knowledge through scientific research.

Club Teach and SCTA

We are a club dedicated to provide personal and professional growth in the education field. We reach out to ALL future teachers, and those considering a field in education. We give opportunities to learn and to promote your personal self in the teaching field. Our club is an official chapter in the SCTA (Student California Teachers Association). We connect with students and professors from all over the state of California and the Nation. Joining Club Teach is an opportunity to build your resume, get involved in the community, and gives you a head start for your future to come...

Economics Club

The club shall be comprised of students majored or with an interest in US and world economy. The purpose of this club shall be to enhance CLU student knowledge in regards to basic economic theory as it pertains to current and past economic practice in the US and the rest of the world

Interdisciplinary Research Counsel

The purpose of this organization shall be to promote research performed by undergraduates enrolled at California Lutheran University. Information as to how to begin a study, gather participants and submit work to conferences will be discussed in open forums. Research opportunities will be available as well as discussions on individuals past experiences. Upcoming research conferences will be advertised, discussed and endorsed. This promotion shall take the form of helping students to present their work at academic conferences. The purpose of this club is to investigate, conduct and share research among various faculties of thought.

Math Club

Math Club allows math majors, math minors, and students interested in math to socialize, enjoy planned activities, encourage attendance to CLU Math Seminars and local conferences, and encourage visitors to give talks on the California Lutheran University campus.

Philosophy Club

Bimonthly meetings, which will consist of informal conversation among peers regarding topics of philosophical study and importance.

Physics Club

Broaden the undergraduate experience in physics and astronomy as well as in related fields. Advocate interaction between the department and its students. Promote interest and education in Physics through field trips, creative activities, and discussion forums with guest speakers. Provide graduate school preparation activities and club research projects.

Pre-Dental Society

The Pre-Dental Society is focused on preparing current undergrad students for a future in the dental healthcare field.

Psi Chi Connection

The goal of Psi Chi Connection is to create an opportunity for all students who are interested in psychology to organize and participate in programs and events, which encourage an in-depth understanding of how to thrive in the competitive field of psychology. Members will participate in discussion groups and interact in an atmosphere similar to that found in many graduate programs in psychology. The purpose of PCC is to provide students with the motivation and experience needed to excel not only at CLU, but also on a national level; now and later in their careers.

Psy D Student Council

The Psy D Student Council serves to represent the needs and interests of the students enrolled in the Psy D program within the Graduate School of Psychology.

Psychology Club

The goal of Psychology Club is to provide a meeting place and sounding board for all psychology enthusiasts. The Psychology Club will discuss issues related to psychology in current events and popular culture. Also, Psych Club will look at understood psychological concepts and apply them to here and now.

Student Philanthropy Council

Raise awareness as to the importance of donors at CLU!

Team Exercise Science

This club will provide students interested in exercise science, as well as exercise activities, with more resources and opportunities to learn, create connections, and progress towards a successful future. Team EXSC will provide members and the CLU community the chance to explore and participate in various fitness opportunities.

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Arts & Entertainment

A Capella Club

A club for those interested in singing a capella music.

Anime Club

A club for anyone interested in Anime and Japanese culture

D.A.N.C.E.

D.A.N.C.E is dedicated to the dissemination of student talent, performance, and the understanding of Jazz techniques and related styles. This will provide a way for students to continue, learn, or teach dance. It shall entertain the CLU community with dance performances, compete against other dance teams, and promote school spirit around California Lutheran University

Hip Hop Organization

Hip Hop Organization (H2O) strives to provide a fun and accepting environment to CLU students of different backgrounds who share a passion for hip hop music, culture, and dance. We want to offer students a place to openly express themselves through music, art, and dance. We also want to offer students who have no dancing experience the opportunity to learn and be a part of a rewarding dance family.

iCLU Radio

California Lutheran University's student-run, web-based radio station, iCLU, has two primary purposes: to serve as an experiential learning laboratory for students interested in pursuing broadcasting and media careers, and to serve as a channel for creative and intellectual expression for the broader CLU student body. iCLU embraces the many voices of our campus community and seeks broad participation from our diverse student body. ICLU and its programming will help CLU educate leaders for a global society who are strong in character and judgment, confident in their identity and vocation, and committed to service and justice.

Origami Masters Group (O.M.G.)

O.M.G. is a club that promotes fellowship and hands-on learning activities through art, specifically origami. Origami is the traditional Japanese art of "paper folding." Potential and current members do not have to masters at origami. By the end of the academic year, members will be origami masters.

Techie Club

This club allows students to explore interests in technical theatre through workshops, shows, and discussions with other interested students. Whether one is a technical theatre major or just looking to learn a little about designing, this club covers every interest at every intensity when it comes to what techies do.

Video Game Alliance

Design, Prototype, and Develop Video Games. We meet in the evening weekly for over an hour to discuss, design, and prototype games. We attend conferences that promote skills in developing Video Games. We also attend IEEE meetings on the 2nd Wednesday of each month when our topics align.

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Business & Marketing

Future Treps

Open to undergraduate and graduate students, regional and international, regardless of declared major, the Future Treps club's ultimate goal is to help all members become successful in their entrepreneurial endeavors. The club bridges the gap between CLU students and the world beyond the borders of Cal Lutheran, by providing them with new ways of thinking and doing. The Future Treps club empowers its members with valuable technical knowledge and skills, all while inspiring and encouraging them to be catalysts for change now, and in the future.

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Cultural

Action Abroad Alliance

The Action Abroad Alliance is an international and local volunteering club for CLU students interested in humanitarian issues. The AAA serves as a forum for students who wish to talk about international or community volunteering and/or activism and want to become involved in these areas. Furthermore, the club provides a number of resources to its members about volunteering through its members' experience and the club's past work. The AAA has a history of sponsoring semester-long international activism projects and is we have worked to raise funds for the victims of the 2011 Japan earthquake. In 2012, we helped raise funds for the Children's Hospital in LA.

Active Minds

Active Minds empowers students to speak openly about mental health in order to educate others and encourage help-seeking. Active Minds works to increase students' awareness of mental health issues, provide information and resources regarding mental health and mental illness, encourage students to seek help as soon as it is needed, and serve as liaison between students and the mental health community.

Black Student Union

The purpose of the Black Student Union is to learn about, raise awareness, celebrate, and share with the campus the richness of Black history as well as current issues affecting the Black community and to enjoy the varied aspects of African culture in the U.S. and around the world.

Chinese Culture Club

The Chinese Culture Club (CCC) is a student organization in California Lutheran University. It is to help the members of the club to develop a better understanding of Chinese culture, and also create a platform for all students who are interested in learning Chinese Mandarin and Cantonese. The CCC will be planning and hosting a variety of events and activities that best represent the Chinese traditional culture. It also encourages the club members to explore the differences between this traditional Asian culture and the modern American culture throughout all the fun experiences.

Circle K

The purpose of Circle K is to develop leadership, diversity, responsibility, and citizenship. This club promotes relationships with fellow colleagues, serving throughout campus and local communities.

Club Italia

Sharing aspects of the Italian culture such as language, food, games, film and celebrations with CLU students. Open to all!

Feminism Is...

To bring awareness of gender issues and inequality to CLU and its community. Also, to make an atmosphere where activists are free to speak out and promote dialogue on social issues with a specific emphasis on gender.

French Club

A diversified club welcoming all students interested in learning more about the French and Francophone culture, way of life, and language through hands-on activities and experiences. This club promotes a greater understanding and appreciation for the French and Francophone influence in society.

German Club

German Club focuses on bringing Germanic cultural experiences to CLU students as well as connecting German-speaking international students with the larger campus community. Membership is open to any and all!

Hillel

The Hillel club at CLU aims to explore and educate about Jewish culture, spirituality and ethics, while instilling positivity, equality, faith, and unity with other religions.

Kupa'a Hawaii Club

The purpose of this organization is to: 1) Explore and appreciate the Hawaiian culture represented both on campus, and in the world. 2) Share the knowledge, practices, and customs of Hawaii with the CLU campus. 3) To provide the school with an annual traditional luau to end the academic school year.

Latin American Student Organization

As a representative organization of Latinos at CLU, we are dedicated to promoting cultural awareness and unity. We are committed to supporting Latino students in their pursuit of success, while also developing a strong sense of identity, leadership and participation. We intend to be a positive influence at CLU and the surroundings by promoting diverse involvement and community service.

MEChA

We are a student group that seeks to empower, politicize, and create a family for Latin@s/Chican@s, American Indians, and everyone on Campus. Because we understand the power that education has in our communities we seek to mobilize in order to achieve educational equality. Moreover, we are a student group that seeks to bring justice on issues that affect our particular communities in co-operation with other student communities. We seek to create an environment where everyone feels safe and at home regardless of ethnicity, sexual orientation, religion or any other aspect of being themselves.

Military Veterans Club

To help enlisted/veteran personnel, military spouses, and fellow students that are interested in joining any branch of the military build a collaborative social network, promote military awareness and appreciation, and help establish the necessary tools to help enlisted/veterans succeed in their educational endeavors at all CLU campuses.

MYLife

MYLife strives to celebrate individuality, while demonstrating that by uniting, we are stronger as a community. Our goal is to develop the individual while building community and realizing that we are never alone. MYLife supports national foundations such as Post Secret, To Write Love on Her Arms (TWLOHA), Pay it Forward, and others that empower the individual, and we take those messages and turn them into fun activities within a group setting. Our meetings are fun and eye-opening and include hands-on icebreakers, food, and activities to get to know and appreciate yourself and the people around you. Come listen, grow, and connect with fellow CLU students. What's your story?

Saudi Students Club

club that represents the Saudi culture and traditions. our goal is give a nice and the real image of Saudi Arabia, and provide any needed help to all the members along with having some fun times together.

Scandinavian Student Club

The purpose of the club is to immerse students in the aspects of Scandinavian culture and to help connect Scandinavian American students with their heritage.

United Students of the World

The purpose of this organization is to promote support and understanding of the diverse cultures of the world as well as provide a supportive environment for international students and an awareness of cultural issues on campus. We are dedicated in creating a safe and relaxing place to make friends, be active on campus, get to know your community, and to educate others about your culture through educational and social activities, speakers, and social gatherings. The United Students of the World seeks to promote understanding and cooperation amongst all people. In addition, in hopes of aiding CLU's international students as well as other fellow peers become more familiar with California, a few sightseeing trips will be arranged where students can get to know each other better whilst traveling around Southern California.

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Honor Societies

AKD Sociology Club

AKD is intended to promote the study of sociology and encourages its members to become involved with social and intellectual activities that will lead to the improvement of society and the human condition. There are no academic or class requirements to join the AKD Sociology Club! All you need is a passion for social issues and a love for helping others. Every semester AKD Sociology Club participates in community service projects, events aimed at helping others or shedding light on a particular social issue, fundraisers and regular club meetings, as well as fun social outings. All events are decided on and put together by AKD club members and it is a great way to get involved with others in the local community. This club is also affiliated with Alpha Kappa Delta (AKD), an international sociology honor society open to undergraduate sociology majors/minors who meet eligibility requirements. Members of the Sociology Club are not required to join the honor society, but if they are interested, are encouraged to inquire about applying.

History Club

The History Club at California Lutheran University (CLU) exists to organize and encourage History and Social Science majors, as well as Museum Studies Students, Liberal Studies Majors, and others, to pursue historical activities for intellectual, cultural and personal interest, particularly in the Southern California region. In addition, the club is the official organization for the national History honors society, Phil Alpha Theta. The club works in close association with the professors in the History Department who serve as advisors.

Pi Sigma Alpha

Pi Sigma Alpha is a Political Science honor society and club that discusses issues revolving around the current political climate, brings speakers to campus, and helps students interested in Political Science explore different career paths.

President's Council on Honor and Integrity

Working within and graduating from California Lutheran University (CLU) carries with it both benefits and responsibilities inherent in a culture of high academic integrity. Students, faculty and staff participate in a process to ensure that individuals are evaluated and assessed on their own work and contributions. Principled leadership, as promised in the mission statement at CLU, can be relied upon by stakeholders within and outside of this academic community.

Sigma Tau Delta

Sigma Tau Delta is the International English Honor Society. The California Lutheran University chapter, Alpha Eta Gamma, strives to confer distinction for high achievement in English language and literature and promote literacy and all elements of the discipline of English. As well, it recognizes exceptional character and good academic standing.

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Publications

Morning Glory

The Morning Glory is CLU's All-American and Pacemaker award-winning literary and arts magazine. A group of student editors and interns spend fall semester publicizing the magazine and soliciting submissions for the spring semester, when the student staff selects the literature, art, and music pieces that will be included in the issue. The Morning Glory is published every May, and free copies of the annual issue are distributed to the CLU community.

The Echo

The official student newspaper of California Lutheran University. CLUecho.com.

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Regional / State

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Religious / Spritual

College Life

Young Life College at CLU is a place where Young Life leaders and students have the opportunity to invite their roommates, classmates, and teammates to have the best time of their life. During the year we have campus events, camping trips, leadership retreats and service projects. Young Life College students are empowered to take ownership of their faith and serve in ministry while at Cal Lutheran.

Fellowship of Christian Athletes

FCA is a club who's goal is to to present to athletes and coaches, all whom they influence, and any willing CLU staff, student, and faculty the challenge and adventure of receiving Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord, serving Him in their relationships and in fellowship.

LDSSA

We talk about the Gospel and how it can help within our daily life. Anyone of any faith is welcome :)

Lord of Life Student Congregation

We, the Lord of Life Student Congregation, are a community of Christian believers, welcoming all social and religious backgrounds. As a congregation we:

  • recognize our unity in Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior
  • confess baptism as the sign of God’s covenant with God’s people
  • provide for the means of grace through the Word and Sacraments
  • feel the need to draw together as a witnessing, worshiping, learning and serving community
  • strive to extend our love and respect from the realm of humanity to encompass all creation

The call to worship and service is open to all student, faculty, administrators, staff, family, and friends of California Lutheran University.

Muslim Student Association

The vision of a Muslim Student Association at CLU is to promote spirituality, ethics, and Muslim identity while also instilling harmony with other religious and non-religious groups.

Secular Student Alliance

The Secular Student Alliance is intended to provide a community for non-religious students on campus. Through guest speakers, weekly discussion meetings, public events and first hand experience of various spiritual practices, the Secular Student Alliance at CLU works to construct individual understanding of both "faith and reason". It is our mission to break the stigmas associated with being non-religious, and to bridge understanding between students of various faiths and non-faiths. Please check out the Facebook Group below for further information. http://on.fb.me/11eDWld

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Sports & Recreation

Adventure Club

Adventure club participates in mostly outdoor activities designed to get students to step outside their comfort zone.

Dance Team

The purpose of this club is to provide students the opportunity to learn dance, dance technique, and choreography, whether it be continuing to grow upon previous experience or learning for the first time. This club will promote school spirit and unity by performing at school events and competing against other collegiate dance teams.

Fencing Club

Our goal is to provide a community for students to fence on campus and further our experience by competing in tournaments through Intercollegiate Fencing Conference of Southern California (IFCSC).

Knights Ice Hockey

The Hockey Club gives students a chance to learn about one of Americas most uderrated sports. Club members willl learn the rules of the game through NHL game outings and Club Game Viewings. Those with Ice hockey equipment are encouraged to join the club team which plays in the Naih

Knights RFC

The Knights RFC competes in the Southern California Rugby Football Union (SCRFU) and plays against other collegiate clubs. We currently compete in the Men's Collegiate Division III. In the 2011-2012 season the Knights were crowned National Small Colleges Rugby Organization Southern California Champions. We aim to introduce students to the great sport and develop them to compete in an established league. We also educate students on the international aspect the sport holds and welcome them into an international culture. This opportunity spans worldwide.

Knights Soccer Club

The Knights Soccer Club is a student soccer/fan club that plays recreational pick-up soccer during the week. We also host events to watch big games and play friendly matches against local teams.

Knights Volleyball

The purpose of Knights Volleyball is to provide an opportunity for the students of California Lutheran University to learn, participate, and compete in the sport of volleyball at the intercollegiate level. To encourage the experience of the value of teamwork, sportsmanship, and competition. To learn strategies and finer skills of the sport. To compete with clubs and teams from other schools and organizations in the SCCVL.

Line Dancing Club

Purpose/Mission: This organization shall provide an educational environment where students interested in recreational line dancing can widen their knowledge and practice while appreciating country music in an environment of others with similar interests. Lessons will be focused on complete routines and couples dancing.

Pilates Club

The purpose of this organization is as follows: Pilates is a healthy, but challenging form of exercise, and will encourage its club members to work hard. This opportunity is for students and staff to relieve stress from schoolwork and get a good core workout at the same time.

Tang Soo Do Club

To provide an opportunity for the students and faculty members of California Lutheran University to participate and learn the Korean Martial Art of Tang Soo Do in a welcoming, constructive, disciplined, and safe atmosphere.

Triathlon Club

The Triathlon Team is a student-oriented group organized around training and competing in triathlon and other multi-sport events. The team's main competition focus is racing against other collegiate teams from California in the West Coast Collegiate Series as well as participation in other non-collegiate races. Another team goal is introducing members of the CLU community to the joys of multi-sport competition and a healthy lifestyle. While the Triathlon Team is student-oriented, it is also meant as a resource for CLU staff and faculty, alumni, and other community members. Services such as participation in workouts, coaching, and the opportunity to train and race are provided for a fee in order to support the team.

Trixx Club

To provide an opportunity for the students of California Lutheran University to learn, participate, and watch Tricking, Tumbling, Gymnastics, and Freerunning in a welcoming, constructive, and positive atmosphere.

Ultimate Frisbee Club

Ultimate Frisbee club is an inclusive club that highlights the joys of playing ultimate frisbee in community with one another. We accept all talent levels and play on fridays! Join us for our club meetings/frisbee time: Fridays from 3-5pm

Valkyrie RFC

CLU women's rugby team. We play DIvision II league rugby under the Southern California Rugby Football League. We also play friendlies against local women's teams.

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Other Clubs

ASCLUG (Associated Student of California Lutheran University Government)

ASCLUG is comprised of three boards of elected positions. ASCLU Senate passes legislation for capital improvements to the university and makes recommendations to the university administration. ASCLU Programs Board plans events for the general student body on a regular basis. ASCLU Executive Cabinet leads the two boards in their activities and provides overall direction on behalf of the student body.

BGLAD

BGLAD (Bisexuals, Gays, Lesbians, and Allies for Diversity) works to create a safe environment for LGBTQIA (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer and Questioning, Intersex, Asexual and Ally) students on campus while promoting equality and the visibility of universal and campus wide LGBTQIA issues.

College Democrats

Facilitate progressive discussions about political issues, establish a liberal/progressive presence on our campus, and improve civic engagement at CLU and in the community.

College Republicans

We strive to uphold an open discussion on the future of the Republican Party and what it truly means to identify as Republican in an academic setting. We promote conservative ideals as in accordance with the GOP, but are inclusive to all whom are interested in discussing Republican politics. Activities include volunteer work in our local community, issue advocacy, and other activities deemed relevant by the members of the organization.

Commuter Connection Club

The purpose of this organization shall be to: 1.) Support the different needs of commuter students at California Lutheran University. 2.) Create events and activities that enhance the participation of all students at CLU.

EDU Africa

Our objective is to raise money for two schools we sponsor in Africa. By selling merchandise and hosting fundraisers we hope to make the lives of school children easier by providing them with the funds to buy schools supplies, pay for teacher salaries, and more.

Habitat for Humanity

The CLU Habitat for Humanity Club is a student led organization that aims to end sub-standard housing within our community and beyond. In addition to volunteering, Habitat builds sites in the spring and summer months, students advocate and educate the community on the existence of sub-standard housing and what we as a community can do to help.

League of Legends Club

The purpose of the club is to promote leadership and fellowship through teamwork as both members and gamers of League of Legends. We opt to provide members with the high most experience, both at a competitive and noncompetitive level. As a club, we shall accept every member as part of a flourishing family and encourage citizenship both on and off the Rift. Additionally, League of Legends at CLU shall fulfill the purpose of representing California Lutheran University in national Intercollegiate Competitive Tournaments (i.e. Collegiate Star League, Ivy League of Legends, etc.).

Not For Sale

Not for Sale is a campaign whose aim is to educate and mobilize an international abolitionist movement through the study of modern slavery and human trafficking as an economic, political, and social issue. Our campus purpose is to organize events, and create awareness in attempts to eradicate slavery, understanding that no one should be for sale.

Poetry Slam

A club for many to come celebrate, enjoy, be introduced to, or learn more about the art of spoken word poetry. It is a place for expression. We welcome all who love powerful words and speech

Rotaract Club

The purpose of Rotaract is to provide an opportunity for young men and women to enhance the knowledge and skills that will assist them in personal development, to address the physical and social needs of their communities, and to promote better relations between all people worldwide through a framework of friendship and service.

SAGE

The purpose of the Student Association for a Greener Environment is to promote and encourage sustainable and environmentally friendly practices on CLU campus by students, faculty, and staff. SAGE will promote being better stewards of the earth by planning sustainability programs and maintaining the CLU campus garden. This club aims at making sustainability a permanent part of the CLU student life.

SEEDS for Haiti

SEEdS (Students for Enlightenment and the Education of Sustainability) for Haiti exists to bring the minds and resources of students across a diverse spectrum together to learn, teach, and take action towards alleviating hunger in Haiti. Using the most unfortunate country in the current world as a case study, students will develop models, strategies and initiatives that can change the world. SEEdS for Haiti encourages the most effective actions to change the worst of situations.

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