Involvement opportunities abound at Clarke. With student organizations for nearly all represented academic areas, as well as various special interest clubs, it’s hard not to find one to join. If you are not able to find that one perfect student organization, create it! Student-run organizations register with the office of Engagement and Intercultural Programs, which is welcoming and supportive of new organizations.
Each student organization has it’s own interactive page on The Source with additional organization information and leadership contact information. Some academic departments have outside-of-the-classroom involvement opportunities, many of which can be found on The Source as well.
Benchwarmers is the official Clarke athletics fan club who organize the student fan section for home games, and encourage support at away games. Benchwarmers emphasize NAIA Champions of Character guidelines while cheering for the Crusaders! Let’s get rowdy CU!
The Biology Club is open to all students interested in any aspect of Biology. The club works to raise awareness and educate others on environmental issues and new advancements in science, in addition to exploring science in the world around us.
B.L.A.C.K. Student Union
The BSU exists to create a safe, supportive, and inclusive student community by engaging students of all races and cultural backgrounds, and providing opportunities to increase awareness of different cultures. BSU is an open student organization committed to creating affirming spaces and increased awareness of different cultures within our community. All are welcome.
Clarke Activities Board (CAB)
The Clarke Activities Board serves as the official campus-wide programming organization which selects, promotes and produces a variety of quality entertainment and involvement opportunities for the Clarke community.
Clarke Association of Nursing Students (CANS)
CANS strives to provide its members with opportunities to serve as leaders with the profession of nursing and in the community by facilitating community service projects, offering informational sessions, educating others, promoting social awareness, and providing networking opportunities at the local, state and national levels.
Clarke Athletic Training Society (CATS)
Affiliated with Clarke’s Athletic Training Department, members promote and encourage participation in athletic health care through community involvement. CATS helps spread awareness of the profession of athletic training, and develops professional skills among students in the field.
Clarke Culinary Club
The Clarke Culinary Club educates on the techniques and correct ways of cooking in an effort to aid students in being able to supply healthy home cooked meals for themselves and their families.
Clarke Dungeons and Dragons
Clarke Dungeons and Dragons is designed to bring people new to the game, or experienced players, to come play the game of Dungeons and Dragons.
Clarke Inclusive Games
Clarke Inclusive Games raises awareness and educates the community on the importance of inclusion in our everyday lives. Clarke Inclusive Games is an inclusive club that incorporates Dubuque community members who have disabilities along with Clarke students in intramural games.
Clarke Organization of Student Physical Therapists (COSPT)
COSPT works to create connections between all physical therapy class levels, increase awareness of the Clarke Physical Therapy Department and its activities, as well as raise awareness of local and national issues pertaining to physical therapy.
Clarke Student Association
Clarke Student Association is the student governing body of the university. CSA acts as the voice of the student body through interactions of leaders from all facets of the Clarke community. All full-time students enrolled at Clarke who have paid the annual activity fee are considered members of the CSA. Each class has an elected Senate board.
Clarke University Dance Marathon
Clarke University Dance Marathon is a student-run organization consisting of year-long fundraising by its participants in hopes to provide care and support for children and families being treated at the University of Iowa Children’s Hospital.
The Fishing Club encourages camaraderie, sportsmanship, integrity, conversation, and development of the skills and knowledge needed to be successful anglers.
Future Young Professionals (FYP)
Future Young Professionals is a branch of Young Professionals of Dubuque. FYP creates connections between students and young professionals by offering opportunities in professional development, build relationships, and make a positive impact on the Clarke campus and within the community.
Hacky Sack Club
The Hacky Sack Club gets students involved with a new and unique hobby while discovering the outdoors. Hacky Sack Club will get students out of their room and off of their phones for a few hours a week allowing them to be involved on campus and meet new people in a unique way.
The HIPPO Society brings together students with a desire to pursue a professional career in the health industry. Membership consists of Clarke University undergraduate students interested in a career in health care.
Investments Club allows students to get a practical experience working with stocks and investing money in companies. The funds for these activities have been made available by a generous donor to Clarke University.
The LGBTQIA+ Alliance provides a supportive, safe social setting for gays, lesbians, bisexuals, transgender persons, their friends and supporters, as well as any other interested party recognizing sexual diversity on campus. The LGBTQIA+ Alliance provides educational resources to the University and community regarding issues of sexual diversity and acts as an ally.
Math Club is aimed at pushing the boundaries of what is thought of as math. Members of any major and math background (including no math background) are welcome, and encouraged to get the Clarke community excited about using their creative minds to connect everything to math including caroling, pie throwing, pizza, and many other activities.
Peace, Betterment and Justice
As believers in the sanctity of human life at all ages and stages, the purpose of Peace, Betterment and Justice is to educate, learn and promote a consistent ethic of life to the Clarke community. This message of a consistent ethic of life is rooted in the Christian belief that all human life has dignity because each person is created in the image and likeness of God.
The Psychology Club strives to educate the campus community on current issues in the field of psychology, and build connections among students interested in psychology.
Social Work Club
The Social Work Club raises awareness for social justice issues, and strives to alleviate social injustices through community service.
The Clarke University Spanish Club fosters awareness of and appreciation for Hispanic cultures, languages, and customs. It holds events around the Clarke community to promote and inform others about an array of the Spanish-speaking world.
Sport Management Club
The Sport Management Club strives to enhance the professional development of future sport managers or any major by fostering relationships between students and the sport industry, and educating members about the career.
Teachers for Tomorrow
Teachers for Tomorrow is open to all education majors, and strives to provide experiences and connections to education majors that will help members become better educators.
The Crux Media Club
The Crux Media Club engages students in producing content and participating in The Crux through various levels of involvement. In the Crux Media Club, we are a community of creators who can utilize their strengths in various types of media to create a continuous stream of content for the campus and local area to look to for news and entertainment for Clarke students by Clarke students.
The Page Turners
The Page Turners engage a wide selection of students interested in making connections through a shared interest in reading. This organization will build a community of people who are excited about literature, and reading, and will allow an open discussion among peers about the literature being read.
Women in Politics
The purpose of The Playmakers Improv Troupe is to offer an opportunity for Clarke students to perform in the Clarke and greater Dubuque communities, and to teach the art of improvisational acting to students at all levels of acting experience.