Clubs & Organizations
A Cappela Anonymous
The premier chorale ensemble on campus.
African Alliance Club (aka Invisible Children)
Alpine Ski Team
The University of Puget Sound Ski Team is an alpine race team that competes in the Northwest Conference in the USCSA.
American Medical Student Association (AMSA)
Asian Pacific American Student Union
The purpose of the Asian Pacific American Student Union (APASU) on campus is to provide a social support group for Asian Pacific American students and those interested in Asian cultures and to offer activities for awareness of Asian Pacific American cultures.It is also exists to generate an atmosphere of discussion and action concerning Asian Pacific American political issues.
B-GLAD stands for Bisexuals, Gays, Lesbians, and Allies for Diversity. Through social, political, and educational activism, we strive to achieve equality for everyone.
Baha'i Unity Group
The Baha'i Unity Group supports students exploring the Baha'i faith. They sponsor discussions and host speakers on campus.
Black Student Union
The Black Student Union at the University of Puget Sound was founded in 1968 by three students, the original BSU had nine active members. Currently, the BSU has over 40 active members/ allies, which include Students, Faculty and Staff. The BSU has had a long history here at UPS, and is one of the campuses oldest clubs. BSU has been responsible for implementing and demanding many changes for the betterment of all students of color.
Bluesion Dance Group
The Buddhist Union holds weekly meetings to engage in Buddhist meditation practice, read and discuss Buddhist philosophy, and form a non-theistic spiritual community on campus. We welcome anyone interested, with any level of experience.
Business Leadership Program
Catholic Campus Fellowship
Cirque du Sound
Collegiate WA Music Educators Association
Provides students with experiences and opportunities that enhance our knowledge of music education and help prepare us to be the best music educators we can be.
Community for Hispanic Awareness (CHispA)
The Community for Hispanic Awareness provides support for students of Hispanic heritage. We welcome all students to take part in our organization who would like to learn about Hispanic culture. Through social events we strive to educate students, faculty and staff about the richness of the many Hispanic cultures.
Comparative Sociology Club
A student-led science journal.
Exercise Science Club
This club is designed for Exercise Science Students to apply what they have learned in EXSC classes with community outreach programs, field trips, and hands-on experience. The mission of the club is to create a friendly environment for students to come and learn more about their major, get to know their classmates and excel in the major.
Fellowship of Christian Athletes
The fencing club welcomes any and all people interested in learning a new sport or continuing to improve their mind and body by learning how to fence.
Film and Theater Society
Our mission is to offer a unique opportunity for students interested in participating in competitive sports without a complete investment of time. Our goal is provide a safe and fun environment on the field and to encourage growth as a soccer player, teammate, and leader on the field and off the field. Our club serves as a great network for new and returning students for social, academic, and other activities.
Future Animal Health
People who love rocks and want to show them to the campus community.
Global Medical Brigades
Habitat for Humanity
Habitat for Humanity was chartered on the Puget Sound campus in December of 1991 as the 100th campus chapter in the nation. Our mission is to educate, advocate, fundraise, and build for the Tacoma Pierce County Habitat for Humanity affiliate. We want to contribute our efforts to provide adequate housing for those in need.
Hui-O-Hawai'i aims to share the culture of Hawaii with the campus community. The club consists of undergraduate and graduate students who are either from Hawaii or want to learn more about Hawaii while making great friends and having good times.
Jewish Student Organization (JSO)/Hillel
The goal of the JSO is to promote an awareness of the Jewish way of life and history by having a club open to all Puget Sound students, staff and faculty. The Jewish Student Organization maintains an open forum where its members are able to teach, learn, and discuss Jewish traditions, beliefs, and current issues affecting students today.
UPS Lacrosse is a club sport that primarily plays in the spring. We play in the Pacific Northwest Collegiate Lacrosse League, with teams all over Oregon, Washington, Idaho, and Montana. We enter each year with the goal of winning the PNCLL championships and then going on to play for a National Championship in Dallas.
Lighthouse is a student-based, multi-denominational Christian community that strives to engage faith, community, and society. Through small groups called Core Groups, cross-cultural trips, retreats, and a weekly time of worship, students have the opportunity to develop relationships with one another and God. Lighthouse seeks to encourage and empower students toward a lifetime of growth and service.
Logger Pep Band
Math Club: Mathematical Society of Puget Sound
Model UN Club
Mortar Board is a national honor society that recognizes seniors for outstanding achievement in scholarship, leadership, and service. Members of each Mortar Board chapter spend their senior year working together to give back to their communities. A primary goal of Mortar Board is addressing the issue of literacy in our community. Mortar Board provides opportunities for continued leadership development, promotes service to colleges and universities, and encourages lifelong contribution to the global community.
Muslim Student Alliance
The MSA works to support Muslim students and those interested in learning more about Islam. The MSA holds events and educational programs open to the entire campus community.
Native American Student Association
First Nations is a group for Native Americans and those interested in learning about Native American cultures.
Needlecrafts for Charity
Phi Eta Sigma
Phi Eta Sigma is a national academic honor society recognizing freshman year achievement. Founded in 1923 at the University of Illinois, PES is the nation’s oldest and largest honor society for first-year college and university students in all disciplines. There are today over 350 active chapters of PES across the U.S. The chapter at the University of Puget Sound was founded in the spring of 2006, and continues to actively recruit academically successful students. The three Greek words appearing on our crest form the motto of the organization: "Knowledge is Power."
Ping Pong Players
Unites all the students and faculty on campus that have love for this awesome sport. We meet for games, relaxation, tournaments, and fun. Swing by if you want to just hit around or play an intense match. All are welcome.
Relay For Life
Repertory Dance Group (RDG)
We provide students, faculty, alumni and the Tacoma community the opportunity to learn and grow by fostering a competitive, educational and social environment in which participants can cultivate a life long passion for the ideals embodied in the unique experience of sailing.
Seiubukan of Puget Sound
Student Health Awareness Club
Our goal is to provide pertinent and up to date information about bodily health and preventative measures. We are interested in providing information about healthy choices and potential bodily dangers to the campus in a way that incites individuals to take charge of their own health. Additionally we provide information such as Unnatural Causes, a documentary about the health disparities in America, so that students know what is really happening around them, possibly to their neighbors and that our system obviously needs to change. Education is one of the steps towards preventative care and making more health conscious choices, and we try and provide that not only to our members but the campus as well.
Student Theater Productions
Students for a Free Tibet
Students for a Sustainable Campus
The Club That Goes to Other Clubs
Three Letter Acronym (TLA-ACM)
U-Meth (United Methodists)
U-Meth is a small Bible study and discussion group. Besides our weekly discussion groups we also intend to take part in community service projects and organize carpools to a local United Methodist church every Sunday morning. Though it was created by and remains largely United Methodist, we welcome all, Christian or not. In fact we love to see new faces. Please come! Visiting does not commit you to further attendance. If U-Meth does not work for you, we understand completely and would be more than willing to connect you with other Christian groups on campus.
Underground Jazz is the vocal jazz group on campus. It is completely student run and lead. UJ has 1 main concert each semester usually around the end of the semester. We also perform at various other functions around the year.
The Vagina Anti-Violence Alliance is a club that is committed to ending violence towards women. VAVA provides outreach and awareness through meetings, programs, and sponsorship of campus events, and is the primary sponsor of the campus production of the Vagina Monologues. VAVA is open to both men and women who wish to learn and share about how to end violence towards women. Activities range from movies to poster-making to great discussions. Come share your ideas about how to end sexual assault!
VOX Voices of Planned Parenthood
The Writers’ Guild is a group of writers on campus that meet weekly to read and critique each other’s work. Whether you’re an experienced writer or just want more feedback on your work, the Guild can help you meet other writers and form a community where you feel comfortable sharing your work. All genres are welcome! Check out our weekly writing groups and our monthly Spontaneous Writing Sessions. We also coordinate with the English Dept. to bring guest speakers to campus and promote writing-related events. Don’t forget to submit your work to Crosscurrents by sending it to email@example.com.