There are many ways to get involved at Concordia. Listed below is a sample of the clubs and organizations to which you can belong at Concordia.
Associated Students of Concordia (ASCU)
ASCU (Associate Students of Concordia University) is the student body of CU in Portland. Just by being a student, you are a member. We represent the student voice at Concordia, and provide many opportunities for students including: leadership positions in student senate and program boards, events, intramural sports, and much more.
Christian Life Ministries
Student leaders plan and lead a weekly praise, prayer and fellowship event called Lighthouse, various small group Bible studies, retreats, and other activities.
Concordia Business Leaders
Concordia Business Leaders is an organization established to provide leadership development skills, networking opportunities, and peer advising to the business students of Concordia University in order to prepare them for a professional occupation.
Epsilon Pi Delta
This honor society interacts with local church workers and guest speakers, discussing church issues and common concerns while looking forward to lives of ministry.
Fellowship of Christian Athletes
The Fellowship of Christian Athletes provides athletes and coaches with Christian support.
Hui’O Hawai’i Club exists to invite friends and family of Concordia University to experience the Aloha Spirit. During spring term Hawai’i Club hosts their annual Lua’u which has become a marquee event on campus.
Healthcare Administration Club (HCA)
The HCA club promotes an environment conducive to educational and ethical development of personal and social skills in a manner that will enhance the attainment of effective leadership in health services organizations. The club also provides information and assistance to students just beginning their careers in health care.
The honors club provides a forum for the honors students in different years to come together and get to know each other.
A variety of sports and recreational programs are part of intramural activities open to all students. Strength training and cardiovascular equipment are also available for those wishing to develop and maintain a personal fitness program.
Kappa Delta Pi
Kappa Delta Pi is an international honors society for Education majors. Concordia's chapter is open to those that meet the minimum GPA requirements and serves as a resource for all students interested in a career in education.
The goal of CU's multicultural club is to challenge and educate students about all facets of diversity.
Concordia University offers a variety of opportunities to get involved in music. Whether your talents lie in instrumental or vocal performance, we have an ensemble that can use your talents. Ensemble groups include Brass Ensemble, Christi Crux Vocal Ensemble, Concert Choir, Handbell Ensemble, String Ensemble, Wind Ensemble, and Worship Combo.
The Navy is a student group dedicated to raising school spirit at Concordia and promoting sporting events and other happenings on campus. All Navy events are open to the entire student body.
Open to all nursing students, Concordia's Nursing club unifies those in nursing and pre-nursing. The club participates in at least one service event a semester and helps with the annual pinning ceremony for graduating nursing students.
The Concordia Peace Club advocates nonviolent solutions and alternatives through education and action. The club brings speakers to campus and holds its annual "Poetry for Peace" event where Concordia students and faculty share their favorite poems about peaceful alternatives to conflict.
The Pre-Health Professionals Society prepares leaders for the transformation of the progressive healthcare field by providing opportunities to embrace educational experiences, participate in community enrichment, and partake in social activities that will enhance their knowledge of the health professions. This Society is open to all Pre-Med, Pre-Physician's Assistant, Pre-Dentistry, Pre-Physical Therapy, and Pre-Veterinary Medicine students, as well as students who are interested in any of the aforementioned fields of study.
The Promethean is a literary journal produced on CU's campus every year.
Psi Chi is the International Honor Society in Psychology and has two primary purposes: (1) to encourage, stimulate, and maintain excellence in scholarship, and (2) to advance the science of psychology. Membership is open to undergraduate and graduate students who are majoring or minoring in psychology, and who meet the minimum qualifications. The mission of Psi Chi is to produce well-educated, ethical, and socially responsible members committed to contributing to the science and profession of psychology and to society in general.
S.I.G.H.T (Stop Illegal Global Human Trafficking)
This club exists to draw awareness of the Concordia Community and the Greater Portland Area to the 27 million people who are trafficked for labor or sex worldwide. We are passionate about instilling real and visible change in combating the fastest growing issue facing the world today.
Sigma Tau Delta
Concordia University's English honor society confers recognition of superior academic achievement in English. The Concordia chapter publishes the University's literary journal, The Promethean.
Social Work Club
The Social Work Club helps students and faculty to become better acquainted, exchange ideas, share common experiences, and serve the community in various ways. The club also brings in guest speakers from the social work profession to address issues, trends, and situations unique to the profession.
Concordia University Student Service Corps are a mentorship series designed to promote meaningful relationships between University students and under-privileged urban youth. The Student Service Corps are designed specifically to help provide solutions to low graduation rate, low testing results, high gang prevalence, and lack of positive role models. The Service Corps include Concordia Teacher Corps, Health Corps, Green Corps, Performing Arts Corps, and Athlete Corps.
The Concordia Theatre Club is focused on bringing fun, affordable theatrical related events to Concordia. They welcome all students, whether actors, techies, or audience members, to all their meetings.
Unity Club provides a safe gathering place for discussion of issues related to homosexual orientation, in particular the harassment, discrimination or otherwise un-Christian treatment of marginalized groups. Unity Club aims to help all students grow in friendship, knowledge, faith and service, making the University a safe place to study, understand, and minister for all.
World Club is dedicated to engaging students in cultural, international, and environmental awareness in an effort to realize a creative, just and sustainable "global village."