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Clubs and Organizations

Student Clubs & Organizations

UD has over 50 student organizations formed by students to meet a variety of personal, social, political, recreational, and religious interests. 

Advocacy & Service

  • Barbara Bunch

    • The Barbara Bunch pairs UD students with children from the local Barbara Cardwell high school for one-on-one mentoring once a week. There's no need to teach academic materials, these kids just need someone to talk to and look up to. Contact Maria Pecha (mmpecha@udallas.edu) for more info! 
  • Crusaders for Life

    • CFL is made up of pro-life student leaders who believe that human life begins at conception and that each human is created by God with an inalienable right to life. We strive to educate ourselves and our community, to serve as advocates for life through peaceful protest, political and social activism, and to support like-minded organizations. If you would like to join or learn more about us, please contact our president Veronica Lang (vlang@udallas.edu) or email the club directly (crusadersforlife@gmail.com). 
  • The Dallas Refugee Project

    • The Dallas Refugee Project is a student-run 501(c)3 non-profit, focused on serving Dallas refugees with empathy, understanding, and respect. Currently, the DRP is focused on its tutoring program, designed by college students for middle and high school refugee students in Dallas. Through a partnership with the International Rescue Committee (one of the 9 State-Department-approved resettlement agencies), the Dallas Refugee Project has a classroom in North Dallas! Email aubrey@dallasrefugeeproject. org for more details and information on how to join!

  • Groundhog Library

  • The Hephaistos Society

    • The Hephaistos Society promotes virtue in the virtual world. Through activities,
      lectures, and collaboration with organizations and departments on campus, Hephaistos Society
      will seek to educate and encourage students in their proper stewardship of technology and in
      decreased dependence on smartphones and social media. Please contact Charlie Atkins (catkins@udallas.edu) for more information.
  • MindMatters

    • MindMatters is dedicated to raising awareness about mental health and to remove the mental health stigma. MindMatters also provides validation of personal experiences and offers peer support. Please contact mindmatters@udallas.edu to join. 
  • Mission Youth

    • Mission Youth inculcates an authentic Catholic missionary spirit among the student body through monthly charity and evangelization missions to the homeless people of the greater Dallas area and small group formation activities in preparation for the same. For more information, please contact Sara Mora (smora@udallas.edu).
  • Rotaract

    • Rotaract is a coalition of service-oriented, young professionals devoted to the betterment of our community and development of leadership skills through student-led service projects. If you are interested in joining, please email rotaract@udallas.edu
  • Student Leaders for Racial Solidarity

    • Student Leaders for Racial Solidarity is a student-led organization devoted to advocating for love of one another and conversion of the heart. Students are encouraged to join because it's a great way to meet other students on campus and celebrate each other. To join, please contact slrs@udallas.edu and follow us on Instagram @slrs_ud.
  • Vera Aqua Vera Vita

    • The Vera Aqua Vera Vita (VAVV) Club is a student-led organization committed to raising awareness for the Global Water Crisis, helping preserve the environment for our Local Community, and creating fun ways to support our Global Community in need! All are welcome to join — meet new people, join our fun (and impactful) activities, and learn how we’re changing the world one drop at a time! Contact Angel Lopez for more information at ablopez@udallas.edu
  • Xenia Society

    • The Xenia Society is an umbrella organization for women’s community to form underneath. Inspired by the Greek virtue of Xenia (guest-friendship) our goal is to create an environment of open-mindedness and open-heartedness in the lives of women on UD’s campus. By providing monthly educational lectures, monthly social gatherings, and various student-led affinity groups (workout groups, book clubs, etc), we provide the women of UD an opportunity to reach out, connect with those they had not known previously, grow deeper in friendship with those they already know, and learn more about how to become the best version of themselves—both for their own sake and for the sake of those around them. All women of UD are welcome! To join the email list, ask questions, or learn more, please reach out to Bonnie Baldwin (bbaldwin@udallas.edu
  • Young Conservatives of Texas

    • Young Conservatives of Texas (YCT) is a non-partisan student organization that has advocated for conservative social and fiscal policies in Texas and beyond for more than 40 years. On campus, our YCT chapter promotes civil discourse by hosting lectures and debates  and on public policy, political philosophy, and the intersection of faith and public life.Contact Luke Posegate (sfolomi@udallas.edu) to join.

Creative Arts & Humanities

  • Alexander Hamilton Society

    • We bring distinguished foreign policy scholars and practitioners to campus for discussion or debate on the most pressing issues of the day and host a bi-weekly book club where we discuss an important work related to foreign policy. Send us an email at AHS@udallas.edu to get involved. 
  • The Anscombe Society

    • The Anscombe Society, named after the Catholic philosopher Elizabeth Anscombe, is a chapter of the Love & Fidelity Network and discusses the beauty and purpose of human sexuality, marriage, and the family. Our mission is to help enrich campus conversations on these matters by providing an alternative voice in support of chastity and the sexual norms surrounding it, and in support of marriage as the lifelong union of one man and one woman, and the special role of the stable, intact family in society. We aim to foster discussion that is civil and sincere, and that contributes to the intellectual and personal development of our peers. Contact Niko Walz (nwalz@udallas.edu) for more info.
  • Art Village Association

    • UDAVA combines the love, appreciation, and study of studio art and history in gallery events, demonstrations, discussions, sales, and hands-on activities for students of all art levels and interests. You do not have to a student in the Art Department to be a member, just bring your enthusiasm! To join, contact udartassociation@gmail.com
  • Classics Club

    • Classics Club is for all students interested in the classical languages and the ancient world. Join us for discussions and activities related to classical history and language! For more information, please contact Maggie Palmer (epalmer@udallas.edu).
  • Pre-Law Society

    • Students can discover more about the process of becoming an attorney through monthly events, networking, and LSAT practice. For more information, please contact Alexa Hassell at ahassell@udallas.edu
  • Philosophy Club

  • Sigma Tau Delta

    • Sigma Tau Delta is an international English Honors Society dedicated to fostering literacy and all aspects of the English language within colleges and universities. Here at the University of Dallas, the Alpha Sigma Pi chapter is especially committed to cultivating a strong love for English literature on campus through poetry readings and literary events. Contact Veronica Lang (vlang@udallas.edu) to get involved. 
  • The Thomistic Institute

    • Thomistic Institute chapters are formed and run by students to bring top-notch Christian intellectuals to their universities with the end goal of making the Catholic intellectual tradition vibrantly present on contemporary campuses. Join us for monthly discussion nights led by your favorite UD faculty and lectures by official TI speakers! Contact udthomists@gmail.com to get involved! 
  • Tocqueville Society

    • The Tocqueville Society is University of Dallas' chapter of the Intercollegiate Studies Institute (ISI). This club serves as a community of like-minded students who love to talk about topics ranging from history and politics to philosophy and theology. We also host Symposiums and faculty and student debates. Please contact Joseph Moynihan (jmoynihan@udallas.edu) if you are interested in joining. 
  • Writer's Guild

    • Have a novel, short story, or poetry you want to share? Maybe not yet, but you'd like to try? Join UD's Writers Guild to unlock your muse with other amateur writers! Contact Club President Abigail Malone (lmalone@udallas.edu) for more info. Write on! 

Cultural

  • American Sign Language Club

    • The American Sign Language Club spreads appreciation for American Sign Language and Deaf culture throughout the University of Dallas community. For more information, please contact Sarah Rondeau (srondeau@udallas.edu).
  • Asian Student Association

    • This club is not only a safe space for Asian students, but also an organization hoping to teach others of the many different cultures in Asia. Of course, you don't have to be Asian to be part of the club. Contact Martha Raborg (mraborg@udallas.edu) to join! 
  • French Club

    • The French Club seeks to increase awareness of and appreciation for the French Language and
      Culture on campus and to aid students seeking to learn or master the French Language. If you are interested or would like more information, please contact Catherine Winston (cwinston@udallas.edu).
  • German Club

    • Guten Tag! The UD German Club celebrates the German language and culture. We host discussion practice, poetry readings, bread-making and more! German students and non-German students alike are welcome. Join us in appreciating and learning about German tradition! Please contact Edy Harold (eharold@udallas.edu) for more information and to join.
  • Italian Club

    • Come join other students of Italian for conversation hours, off-campus trips, and events all related to the culture, history, art, and language of Italy! Please contact udallascircoloitaliano@gmail.com for more info. 
  • Spanish Club

    • The Spanish Club offers a variety of events that are opent to all in order to celebrate the beauty and variety of Spanish and Latin American culture - and of course, the Spanish language! We recognize the diversity of students at UD and invite the community to share traditions, holidays, music, and more! Additionally, we aim to provide exposure to the vibrant Spanish/Latin American cultural events in the DFW area has to offer! Please consider joining our club by emailing udallasspanishclub@gmail.com, all are welcome! 

Faith-Based

  • Co-Workers of the Vineyard

    • Co-Workers in the Vineyard is a Faith-based club which seeks to foster authentic spiritual conversations on campus. This is done through discussion and the sharing of personal testimonies in order to help prepare students to live out their Catholic Faith in the world outside of UD. Along with hearing and sharing testimonies, Co-Wo seeks to build the Body of Christ in DFW by being present at Catholic young adult events throughout the Metroplex. Contact Zack Weiss (zweiss@udallas.edu) for more information.
  • Fellowship of Christian Athletes

    • FCA is a club led by student-athletes that focuses on bringing people together to create fellowship. We gather twice a month to play games, read a devotional, and make memories. While we are led by student-athletes, everyone is welcome whether they play a sport or not! Follow us on instagram @ud_fca for weekly updates on locations and events! Please contact Paiten Baesa (pbaesa@udallas.edu) to join or follow @ud_fca on Instagram. 
  • Holy Trinity Events

    • Holy Trinity Events sponsors social gatherings, sporting events, and service projects to provide opportunities for UD students to interact more directly with the seminarians. Join us for our daily rosary and our annual S'mores with Seminarians! For more info, please contact Gage Neisen (gneisen@udallas.edu). 
  • Orthodox Christian Fellowship

    • Orthodox Christian Fellowship (OCF) is the official collegiate campus ministry program under the Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops of the United States of America. Our mission is to be the loving presence of the Orthodox Christian church on UD's campus while fostering our members' spiritual formation. We host activities at UD while also providing opportunities for our members to participate in regional, state, and nationwide events. All students are welcome and appreciated! Contact Anya Van Arnam for more information at avanarnam@udallas.edu
  • Society of St. Joseph

    • The Society of St. Joseph seeks to foster within its ranks true Christian values, a sincere devotion to the example of manhood and fatherhood offered by St. Joseph himself, and the practice of the Cardinal Virtues through a system of brotherly accountability and friendship. For more information or to join, please contact Brady Reynolds (jreynolds@udallas.edu).

Hobbies & Special Interests

  • Bridge Club

    • Bridge Club aims to teach students the game of contract bridge and to provide a suitable environment in which to play. We host weekly meetings for social games, with no experience necessary. Contact Lauren Engelthaler for more information at lengelthaler@udallas.edu
  • Cinema Connoisseurs Club

    • Join the Cinema Connoisseurs for movie nights! We seek to cultivate a community that promotes deep discussion and contemplation, as well as pure enjoyment of film as an artform. Share your movie suggestions and expect to experience some great cinema, snacks, and conversation! Contact Francesca Romana at fpennell@udallas.edu
  • Chess Club

  • Dungeons and Dragons

    • While our main focus is on Dungeons & Dragons and other tabletop role-playing games, we also host other events within nerd culture such as movie nights and video game tournaments. Contact uddungeonsanddragons@gmail.com!

Life & Physical Sciences, Mathematics

  • American Society for Microbiology

    • ASM is an organization of students that share similar interests in exploring the field of microbiology. ASM hosts various events to help aid its members pursue careers in the field of biological sciences. If interested, please contact Suzie Hwang (jhwang@udallas.edu). 
  • Association of Computing Machinery

    • ACM hosts activities related to computer science, such as Programming Team, Hackathons, tutorials, tech speakers, and more. ACM is also open to hosting other computer science related activities, such as web or game development, depending upon interest. Contact Jacob Humble (jhumble@udallas.edu) to join. 
  • Beta Beta Beta 

    • Tri-Beta (Beta Beta Beta) is a nationally recognized honor society for students, particularly undergrads, dedicated to enhancing their understanding and appreciation for the study of Biology/Biochemistry by expanding the boundaries of human knowledge through scientific research. Throughout the year, we typically have fun social events, guest speakers, discussion panels, and community service events. Contact Bela Lima at ilima@udallas.edu to get involved! 
  • Math Club

    • Math Club is a group of people who find math interesting and want to share the joys of it with others. There are weekly meetings to talk about your favorite formulas, solutions, sequences, and so much more. Even if you don't like math, we can make it fun! Contact udmathclub@udallas.edu to join! 
  • Pre-Health Society

  • Psychology Club

    • If you're interested in psychology, or studying psychology, this is the club for you! Join to meet other psych students and meet our amazing faculty members at social events and gatherings, guest speakers talks, mini-lectures, and mentorship for younger students. Contact Emma Christensen (egchristensen@udallas.edu) if interested! 
  • Student Members of the American Chemical Society (SMACS)

    • If you're a science major interested in chemistry, and you like free pizza, SMACS is the perfect club for you! We host fun events for eating pizza, talking to friends, and celebrating chemistry, as well as educational events to learn more about careers in science, how to get research opportunities, and more. If you're interested, please email Suzie Hwang (jhwang@udallas.edu) to be added to the email list.
  • Society of Physics Students

    • Society of Physics Students (SPS) is a nationwide organization that seeks to join together all students interested in physics, regardless of their major, into a single and well-connected community, as well as foster connections between physics students and students of other sciences and the humanities. For more information contact James Latour at jlatour@udalls.edu
  • Women in STEM

    • Women in STEM is society for women in Science, Technology, Engineering, and/or Math who enjoy conversations, cookies, and coffee! Periodically we invite female speakers from various STEM fields to teach us more about their careers, but we focus on support through community and conversation. To join, contact Maria Pecha at mmpecha@udallas.edu

Sports & Recreation

  • Blue Crew

    • UD school spirit comes from the roars of Blue Crew chants. We attend all games cheering on our fellow classmates as they contend for glory. Contact Ethan Meduna (emeduna@udallas.edu) to join.
  • Fencing Club

    • UD's Fencing Club practices HEMA: Historical European Martial Arts, including Dagger, Sword and Buckler, Sabre, and Longsword. We will soon begin another section that practices Epee. Email the Fencing club email (udallasfencingclub@gmail.com) for more info. En garde! 
  • Irish Dance

    • Come to Irish Dance club! Whether you’re a seasoned stepper or don’t have any Irish blood, we’d love to have you. Learn group dances for our performances or just come for a weekly workout. Email Marie Glenn at mglenn@udallas.edu for more information.
  • Lyrical Dance

    • The lyrical dance club is a place for artists of varying skill levels and experiences to come together to practice dance styles such as ballet, lyrical, and jazz. We meet once a week, or based on the availability of the club members. We strive to create a safe space for all dancers, no matter your ability level! Contact Sylvan Wiebe (swiebe@udallas.edu) for more information! 
  • Martial Arts Club

    • The Martial Arts Club make martial arts more accessible to the general student body. We practice a variety of arts including, Taekwondo, boxing, Jiu Jitsu, and wrestling. Our goal is to work hard and learn a bit about the various philosophies of each art. Contact Kevin Farris (kfarris@udallas.edu) to join! 
  • Rowing Club

    • UD Rowing is a club that facilitates recreational and competitive sculling and crew rowing. Partnered with the Dallas Rowing Club on Bachman Lake, students learn to row from coaches at the DRC and afterwards apply for membership at the DRC. With DRC membership, students have access to the boats, lake, gym, and boat house whenever they'd like to use these facilities. Students can either row recreationally or pursue it competitively, partaking in rowing regattas facilitated by the DRC. Those interested in the club should join at the beginning of a semester, so that they can learn to row first, and afterwards acquire membership at the DRC to row whenever they choose. Contact Joe Bartke (jbartke@udallas.edu) and John Kheriaty (jkheriaty@udallas.edu) for more information.
  • Rugby

  • Spikeball

  • Swing Club

    • Join UD Swing every Wednesday in the Rat from 8-10:30pm for great music, swing lessons, social dancing, and the opportunity to meet new people! Regardless of dancing experience, all are welcome. Contact Nico Walz (nwalz@udallas.edu) if you have any questions. 
  • Swing Team

    • Swing Team is for those who wish to develop their swing dance skills further than Swing Club allows. By practicing aerials, footwork, and choreographed routines, those who participate in Swing Team are prepared to perform at events throughout the year. For more info, contact Nico Walz (nwalz@udallas.edu). 
  • Tap Club

  • Venture Crew

    • Venture Crew brings together student who enjoy the great outdoors, meeting new people, and exploring the wilderness! To join, reach out to Emily Dietrich at edietrich@udallas.edu
  • UD Fitness

    • UD Fitness is a community of students driven to learn about and perfect exercise techniques. Our community is open and welcoming to all skill levels and people. If you want to join a community of motivated gym go-era, the UD Fitness Club is for you! Contact Liam Hamway at lhamway@udallas.edu for more info or to join.
  • UD Ultimate

 

Interested in joining one of these clubs, but need their contact info?

                    Just ask clubs@udallas.edu to be connected!

Don't see a club that you think should be a part of the UD community?

                     Email Allyson Grubbs at adgrubbs@udallas.edu to get started! 

 

 

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