List of Clubs/Organizations
Get connected! Be involved!
Each year, students have the opportunity to join different clubs and organizations and create relationships formed through common interests. Below is a list of undergraduate and graduate/professional clubs and organizations APU offers through the Office of Campus Life and the Office of Graduate and Professional Student Engagement, respectively.
Interested in joining a club, creating one, or bringing one back? Email email@example.com for more information.
Performing Arts Clubs
Azusa Pacific Dance Team
The Azusa Pacific Dance Team is a competitive and performance spirit team for Azusa Pacific University. Performances include football and basketball halftimes, and other school-related events. Competitive team members will compete at collegiate dance competitions at a Division II/III level.
The Marquee is a musical theater club on campus that is open to ALL students, regardless of major. Our mission is to spread the arts and allow this club to be a judgement-free and safe space for students to create art. Musical theater for many is therapeutic and our club hopes to continue to produce shows that allow our students to do what they love and shine.
UMOJA (Step Team)
Azusa Pacific’s step ministry team aims to inspire female and male students to spread the word of God through movement and rhythm. Because Umoja in Swahili means “unity,” the sisters and brothers of Umoja believe that we are more than a group—we are a lifelong family made up of individuals with a purpose. Join us and add more meaning to your college experience. All genders, races, and ethnicities welcome. God first. APU’s multicultural step team!
Variety for One (VFO)
Variety for One is a ministry hip-hop dance team on campus that exists to provide students with a creative outlet to glorify God through the gift of dance. We dance to songs with fun and uplifting messages and seek to inspire people into their own creativity.
Zukeepers Improv Club
With both a longform and shortform improv team, APU’s very own improv team explores various forms of improv and focuses heavily on relationships with one another. This allows us to establish trust, confidence, and what we call a “group mind” so when we perform at APU, we can have a blast and ensure everyone in the audience is too!
Our mission is to bring students together to practice, play and compete in one of today’s newest entertainment industries, Esports.
Evangelical-LDS Dialogue Club
We engage in interfaith dialogue with Latter-Day Saints (Mormons) and believe that the differences between historical Christians and Latter-Day Saints are worth exploring. In our weekly club meetings, we learn about the Christian faith, the LDS faith, and the relationship that these two traditions have with one another. In addition to weekly meetings, our club hosts monthly dialogues with members of the LDS community. Our mission is to build disciples, cultivate community, and equip members to engage the LDS community. We believe that as disciples of Christ, we should lovingly engage all of our neighbors, including those of other faiths.
Seton Catholic Ministry
At Seton Catholic Ministry, we strive to provide community and support for all Catholic students at APU, to proclaim God's passion for justice and freedom, and to behold the glory of God. Though our mission includes providing community and support for Catholic students at APU, our events are open to all APU students.
The Sustainability Club began in 2019 with the goal of empowering the APU community to better advocate for the protection, honor, and care of the Lord’s creatures and earthly resources, as was commanded in Genesis, through education, training, and service. For more information, please email us or follow us on Instagram!
We are a Los Angeles-based nonprofit organization dedicated to energizing girls to pursue futures in STEM. Our mission is to empower students to embrace their brilliance and realize a future of STEM leadership that is as diverse as the world we live in. We do this by delivering 45 minute presentations to K–6, all-gender classrooms. These presentations include empowering dialogue and hands-on science experiments. We hope to empower not only the students receiving the presentations, but also the volunteers who organize them by providing opportunities for growth and leadership.
Club Social Work
Our purpose is to connect social work students with each other, faculty and the surrounding community through meetings, events, and outreach days to promote the profession of social work and the importance of social justice.
The Dream Project
The Dream Project is a group of college students committed to bringing joy and love to children in our community by dressing up as various characters and visiting hospitals or service organizations.
Free the Captives
APU Free the Captives aims to raise awareness about the social injustice of human trafficking locally and abroad through the acts of service and community outreach.
Future Allied Health Leaders Association
To gather APU students who are interested in going into Allied Health professions that includes, but is not limited to, PT, PA, OT, and AT. To form camaraderie and friendships between those of the club. To provide insight and knowledge into the careers of those in the club. To prepare club members from transition into graduate school or health field careers. To create networking with health care professionals that may provide insight to club members. “Where health leaders and friends are created.”
National Association for Music Education
Azusa Pacific University’s NAfME chapter develops the character of its members through integration of leadership, service, connection, and fellowship into our music education program. By augmenting our curriculum, we strive to provide music education majors with the knowledge and preparation to form collegial relationships both in and outside of the classroom. We aim to create a welcoming environment where members are given ample information on learning opportunities as well as outreach events. With these foundations, we provide rising professionals with the appropriate tools to change the face of music education for the next generation of musicians.
Oui Je Parle Francais (French Club)
Interested in the French language and culture? Whether you speak French fluently, or only know a few words, you are invited to join the French club at APU! Our mission is to foster community and to establish the francophone presence on campus.
Azusa Pacific Pre-Law Society
The Azusa Pacific Pre-Law Society is dedicated to providing an intellectually stimulating and spiritually uplifting environment for legal-minded students by providing information and resources relating to law school admission and LSAT preparation, as well as networking and educational opportunities.
Psychology Club is a student-led club that provides students with opportunities to get actively involved in the major through a variety of scholarship, service, and community awareness activities.
Psychology Club is an organization led by students with the following objectives:
- Scholarship: Promote higher education and careers in the field of psychology
- Service: Promote opportunities to serve at the local/community level
- Community Awareness: Promote awareness of psychology-based information (from the various disciplines of psychology) to the community and world
Allies for Change
Allies for Change is a club that exists to foster connection, engagement, and action among students at APU that are committed to social justice and diversity work. The purpose of the club is to create a space for conversation regarding social problems and systemic issues, and connect club members to events and opportunities to be actively involved in working towards solutions. Through consistent club meetings, service projects, collaboration with various organizations, and educational engagement, Allies for Change will foster positive change on APU’s campus and beyond.
Student Nurses of Azusa Pacific (SNAP)
The Student Nurses of Azusa Pacific (SNAP) University is committed to developing professional nurse leaders and fostering community among the university and School of Nursing students, faculty, and staff.
Alpha Epsilon Delta (Health Preprofessional Honor Society)
Alpha Epsilon Delta is a national health preprofessional honor society dedicated to the encouragement and recognition of excellence in preprofessional health scholarship. Our society welcomes all students engaged in the pursuit of any healthcare profession, provides a forum for students with common interests, provides opportunities such as scholarships, and extends a program of service to benefit students and our community.
Kappa Iota Nu (Kinesiology Honors Society)
The mission of Kappa Iota Nu is to support academic engagement, scholarship and professional practice within students in the B.S. in Kinesiology program, while establishing a supportive community and recognition for our top performing students.
National Society of Leadership and Success (Sigma Alpha Pi)
The society is the nation’s largest leadership honor society where students are selected for membership based on academic standing or leadership potential. The society provides a step-by-step program for members to build their leadership skills through participation at their campus or online, scholarships and awards, exclusive on-campus events, employer recruitment through an online job bank, and discounts on computers, textbooks, grad school prep courses, insurance and much more.
Phi Delta Epsilon (Medical Fraternity)
Phi Delta Epsilon International medical fraternity creates physicians of integrity with a lifelong commitment to our guiding principles of philanthropy, deity, and education through fellowship, service, mentoring, and formal training in leadership, science and ethics. We give students the experiences, resources and tools they need to be successful in all area of academia and, hopefully, medicine.
Scholars for Business Achievement
We believe in advancing School of Business and Management students by creating opportunities for professional development to further Christ’s kingdom through relationship, service, leadership, and professionalism.
APU Rugby exists to enhance the mission of Azusa Pacific University and honor Christ by utilize sports as the conduit for spiritual, educational, social and athletic growth whilst encouraging us to maximize all our gifts and pursue a lifetime of competitive Christ-like attitudes, sportsmanship, speech, and actions.
Men’s Club Volleyball
We compete with other schools in the nation and are participants in the National Club Volleyball Federation (NCVF). Commitment includes 3 practices a week, weekend tournaments, and NCVF National Tournament.
Women’s Club Volleyball
The Women’s Club Volleyball team is a fun, competitive, supportive team of girls who love to play and compete in volleyball. We typically practice 2-3 times a week. We are also part of a competitive league where we play other D2 club teams such as SDSU, UCSB, CPP, and many more. We also compete in the National Championships for club volleyball in April (in 2019, we placed 9th in the Gold Division)!
Women’s Club Soccer
Women’s Club Soccer provides a fun and active atmosphere for women studying at APU who are interested in playing in a competitive setting. Through the team dynamic we hope to bring women closer together and, overall, closer to God.
Outdoor Adventures (OA) gives students opportunities to engage in outdoor activities—day trips, weekend trips, and special events that include rock climbing, backpacking, bike tours, kayaking, canyoneering, geocaching, or canoeing. OA also offers environmental education, helps build communities of rest, freedom, and empowerment, and shines light on the beautiful world that God created. No experience or ability is necessary for any of our trips. Transportation, food, equipment, and instructional leaders are provided. Through these adventures, the OA staff hope each participant finds a tangible example of God’s goodness and love.
Graduate and Professional Clubs
Black Doctoral Student Association (BDSA) in Higher Education
Mission: Azusa Pacific University’s Black Doctoral Student Association (BDSA) in Higher Education exists to foster a supportive environment for doctoral students that promotes holistic development and creates opportunity for upward mobility that will empower students to achieve academically. The BDSA is for individuals of Black or African descent who are holders of or scholars engaged in the pursuit of doctoral degrees from Azusa Pacific University.
Child Life Student Organization
Mission: The Child Life Student Organization is an organization for students pursuing the child life profession. The organization’s purpose is to increase the understanding of the child life profession and prepare and educate students aiming to become Certified Child Life Specialists through educational workshops.
APU Orange County School Counselor Association
Mission: The mission of the APU Orange County School Counselor Association shall be to “enrich ourselves with meaningful endeavors in professional and personal development in order to better serve our communities as professional school counselors.”