Concordia offers many opportunities for students to get involved by joining clubs and extracurriculars.
Clubs are offered for every interest, as are opportunities to start clubs. Joining clubs offers students a number of benefits.
Student Senate President Julia Witt said that in addition to the community one receives from the groups, “the pre-work experience professions are really helpful for getting interviews in, helping for grad school and getting work experience.”
Here is a look at the CUNE clubs.
Active Minds raises awareness about mental health and shows students that they are not alone in their struggles. The club organizes events and promotes mental health resources available on campus.
The Agriculture Club serves to educate students about agriculture, which is more than just farming and corn. This club holds events with guest speakers and promotes activities for students to participate in throughout the school year.
Art Club is an organization for students to get involved with their creative side and to interact with other students who appreciate art. This club organizes events like critique nights, studio talks, and trips to the Marxhausen gallery.
American Sign Language Club gives ASL students interested in ASL the opportunity to practice and connect with the local deaf community. There are monthly meetings and events throughout each semester, including field trips.
Bulldogs for Life is the pro-life club on campus. Bulldogs for Life participates in events such as the March for Life, 40 Days for Life, and other public displays on campus, such as writing encouraging sidewalk chalk messages, handing out resources, and more.
The Concordia Business Club promotes leadership, teamwork, and communication skills in the community and the church. It holds conferences throughout the year where members gain friendships, develop better communication skills, and learn how to work in a group setting. 10:31 Coffee is run by the Business Club.
Catholics at Concordia is a club for the Catholics on campus to grow in their faith, living it out and sharing it through their actions. This club also looks to accurately represent the Roman Catholic faith on campus.
The Community Building Committee promotes health and wellness on campus. It works with Student Life to spread awareness for important topics and sponsors the finals week events, such as s’mores, chair massages, and animal and art therapy.
Concordia Democrats functions as a place for students to discuss and gain knowledge on political issues, to show Christ’s love through the understanding of those issues, and to increase voter registration.
Concordia Youth Ministry serves youth in the church and in local communities throughout the year. Student leaders serve at events for middle through high school students, which include games, devotions, and other activities with a Christian focus.
Curtain Club is for students who want to be involved in drama and theater arts. Members are part of major campus productions such as the Readers’ Theatre, One Act Plays, and the IMPROVables.
Let’s CU Swing is the swing dancing club on Concordia’s campus. On Monday evenings, students meet in the Holthus Plaza to learn how to swing dance — including spins, dips, and other fun moves.
Lighthouse Club was established to help educate Concordia about modern-day slavery and human trafficking. It is a chapter of the International Justice Mission and organizes events that raise awareness about injustices and provide opportunities for volunteering and fundraising.
Mission Minded Students is an organization that promotes mission trips and opportunities. It brings in guest speakers and organizes outreach and events related to missions.
The Pre-Deaconess Club serves to help young women in the student body understand the role and importance of deaconesses in the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod. This club meets weekly to participate in a bible study. They also meet to do homework, drink coffee, and have fellowship with one another.
The Pre-Med Club is for students interested in the health professions and helps with preparation for getting into medical school. Students hear from experts in the field, share experiences, visit medical facilities, and participate in events.
The Pre-Seminary Club serves to promote fellowship, education, and spiritual maturity to students who are considering becoming a Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod pastor. Students interested in theological issues are invited to attend meetings and be part of discussions.
The Student Activities Council puts together events so all Concordia students can come together and have fun. According to CUNE, “the purpose of SAC is to plan and implement activities to entertain and promote the social and spiritual well-being of the Concordia University student community.”
Science Club brings together students who love science! Internships and grad school requirements, hearing from science professors, and participating in on-campus and off-campus events, are some of the events that this club has to offer.
Sigma Tau Delta is the national honors society for students studying English and promotes interest in the English language and literature. Members participate in the annual Gathering of the Talents, service projects, and publish Potpourri, which includes poetry and fiction written by CUNE students.
Student Senate is the student government at Concordia. Student Senate works to make campus a better place and give students a voice.
Every student should look into joining a club, as a way to grow and expand their interests, and to join a community of like-minded peers.