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Student Organizations

All student clubs and organizations register with the Engagement and Intercultural Programs Office each semester.  

With an organization for nearly all academic areas represented at Clarke as well as various special interests, it's hard not to find a club to join. If you're not able to find that one perfect club, create it!  Engagement and Intercultural Programs is always welcoming and supportive of new organizations. Below is a listing and description of current student organizations. Contacts for each organization can be found on .

Registered Organizations:

ALIVE  (Assist-Love-Inspire-Venerate-Encourage)
The mission of ALIVE is to build a strong and faith-filled community. This community is one that is accepting of all persons, wherever they are on their spiritual journey. ALIVE plans to provide opportunities to grow in faith through fellowship as well as prayer and faith discussion opportunities. ALIVE will provide support to those seeking understanding in their spiritual journey and/or a personal relationship with Christ.

Benchwarmers host a number of home athletic events throughout the year and ask that all participants follow NAIA Champions of Character guidelines while cheering for the Crusaders!

Biology Club
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. BSU engages students of all races and cultural backgrounds, providing opportunities to increase awareness of different cultures. BSU seeks to identify relevant issues and initiate appropriate action in order to reduce or eliminate any impediments believed to be adverse to students and their continued well-being and matriculation.

Clarke Activities Board (CAB)
Co-P for Business: Lauren Hackbarth
Co-P for Marketing: 
VP for Business: Jordyn Kirschbaum
VP for Marketing: Alyson Bilgri
Clarke After Dark Officers: Samantha Anglin, Kait Salow, Sydni DeHahn
A: Callie Clark, Emma Mentley, Doug Haltinner

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 Alliance
The Clarke Alliance provides a supportive, safe social setting for gays, lesbians, bisexuals, transgendered persons, their friends and supporters, as well as any other interested party recognizing sexual diversity on campus. The Clarke Alliance provides educational resources to the University and community regarding issues of sexual diversity and acts as an ally.

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 and Medical Associates Sports Medicine of Dubuque, 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 Cheerleading Club

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 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
P: Natascha Myers
VP: Mercedes Munoz
S: Cassie Bennett
T: Kyle Majerus
A: Callie Clark

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

Crusaders for Life and Justice
As believers in the sanctity of human life at all ages and stages, the purpose of Crusaders for Life 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.


Freshmen CSA Senate
The Freshmen CSA Senate is made up of the elected students from the first-year class, and is the voice of the constituents in the first-year class.

P: Echo DeVries
VP: Josh Sanchez
S: Bailey Theisen
T: Guadalupe Patino

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.

HIPPO Society
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

Junior CSA Senate
The Junior CSA Senate is made up of the elected students from the junior class, and is the voice of the constituents in the junior class.

P: Lauren Hackbarth
VP: Alli Reeder
S: Grace Friederick
T: Katie Marter

Math Club
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. 

Psychology Club
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.

Senior CSA Senate
The Senior CSA Senate is made up of the elected students from the senior class, and is the voice of the constituents in the senior class. 

P: Robby Specht
VP: Delaney Borst
S: Matt DePauw
T: Anna Barclay

Sophomore CSA Senate
The Sophomore CSA Senate is made up of the elected students from the sophomore class, and is the voice of the constituents in the sophomore class. 

P: Kylee Liginski
VP: Kait Salow
S: Olivia Haack
T: Sydney Eustice

Spanish Club

Speak! shall provide support, awareness, and educational resources regarding mental health challenged to the Clarke and surrounding community, as well as remove the stigma with mental health challenges. 

Sport Management Club

Students Against Violence Everywhere (SAVE)
Students Against Violence Everywhere provides a supportive, safe social setting for victims of violence, their friends and supporters, as well as any other interested party recognizing violence on campus. SAVE provides educational resources regarding issues of violence and acts as an ally.

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 Playmakers Improv Troupe
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.

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