Lawrence is home to an array of groups and organizations that are sure to satisfy the interests of our diverse campus community. Read further for a preview!Phi Kappa Tau The mission of Phi Kappa Tau is to champion a lifelong commitment to brotherhood, learning, ethical leadership and exemplary character. Check us out at www.phikappatau.org.
Kappa Kappa Gamma KKG is a social fraternity of energetic women with a range of interests. We have meetings, philanthropy events, formals and a great bond of sisterhood.
Delta Gamma Delta Gamma is one of three sororities on campus. It emphasizes the importance of academics, volunteering and camaraderie. We raise money toward organizations that serve the blind or visually impaired. To that end, we will be starting Anchorslam – a fall basketball tournament! Look out for signups for this event! If you are interested in joining our chapter, we look to meeting you at our recruitment events in the winter.
Panhellenic Council Lawrence University’s Panhellenic Council functions as the governing body of the sororities on campus. Delegates from each sorority comprise the Panhellenic Council; these delegates mediate communication between sororities and create opportunities for greater interaction with the Lawrence student body.
Sigma Phi Epsilon The SigEps are the red doors on Campus. Make sure to apply for our Balanced Man Scholarships this fall – 11 scholarships equaling $2,500. Sound Mind, Sound Body.
Student’s War Against Hunger and Poverty SWAHP is devoted to educating and actively engaging the Lawrence community about hunger and poverty issues, both locally and globally. SWAHP facilitated a number of events in the 2006-2007 school year, helping benefit those people who suffer due to hunger and poverty. These events included the CROP Walk and collecting over 2,500 canned goods and $675 to donate to the Emergency Shelter of the Fox Cities Area. If you want to alleviate the hunger and poverty issues in the area, the nation and the world, join the SWAHP TEAM!
Circle K Circle K is a sponsored program of Kiwanis International. The Circle K mission is to involve college and university students in campus and community service while developing quality leaders and citizens. Volunteering at local elementary schools, the humane society and the Boys and Girls Club of the Fox Valley are among many service events in which Circle K has participated. If you are dedicated to help make the world in which you live a better place one act of kindness at a time, join Circle K!
Amnesty International Affiliated with the international organization of the same name, Amnesty International is a worldwide campaigning movement that seeks to promote the human rights embodied in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and other international standards. In particular, the group works to free prisoners of conscience; ensure fair and prompt trial for political prisoners; abolish the death penalty, torture, and other cruel treatment; end political killings and oppose all human rights abuses.
Sustainable Lawrence University Garden SLUG explores sustainable agricultural practices through hands-on learning experiences in the garden (located behind the Union) and sells fresh-grown produce to the Lawrence campus and the Appleton community.
Chess Club All skill levels are welcome to join. A relaxed environment with friendly games is a great way to sharpen the mind and have fun. Books and chess puzzles are available, as well as chess clocks for Blitz chess. With this year’s budget there are also opportunities for students to get memberships with the United States Chess Federation and to compete in state tournaments.
Lawrence University Improv Troupe LUIT is the improv troupe on campus. The group does performances throughout the year. Students are welcome to come play and improve their skills.
Writer’s Group Writer’s group offers a fun, supportive community for writers. We do peer critiques, retreats to Bjrklunden, and, of course, talk about our favorite books.
Wellness Committee Learning at LU doesn’t just take place in the classroom. Spread health and happiness on campus by joining the Wellness Committee.
Mlée A dance group for all levels that is totally student run. We do ballet, tap, jazz, hip-hop, modern and some pointe with a spring recital every year.
V-Day The organization formed out of the Eve Ensler’s “Vagina Monologues.” We focus on sexuality awareness, women’s wellness and stopping domestic abuse.
French Club French Club is a group of students seeking to promote understanding and appreciation of French and francophone culture through meals, films and other activities.
Wriston Art Collective This is a club to collaborate arts with other areas on campus and do fun art-related activities and fundraisers with the campus and surrounding community.
Multicultural Affairs Committee MCAC is a subcommittee of LUCC that works to promote diversity and multiculturalism on campus by sponsoring speakers and forums, entertainment and cosponsoring events with other student groups.
LU Jazz Ensemble & Combo Auditions See schedule, procedures, and download materials at: http://www.lawrence.edu/conservatory/jazz/fall_jazz_auditions.shtml
Yuai Community The Yuai Community: We are not an acronym. To learn more, come to the Activities Fair.
Pioneers and Lawrentians PALS is a service organization dedicated to enhancing interaction with the residents of the assisted living community, Pioneer Village (located near Alexander Gymnasium).
BACCHUS BACCHUS is an organization that promotes safe decision-making concerning alcohol consumption. We provide alcohol-awareness facts to the campus as well as our non-alcoholic frozen drinks at campus events!
Lawrence University Climbers Association LUCA promotes the sport of climbing and provides the means for students of all skill levels the opportunity to practice climbing techniques and enjoy climbing.
Philosophy Club Philosophy Club is a student-governed organization that is open to any student who is interested in discussing philosophical issues.
Vital Tutoring The VITAL tutoring program matches Lawrence student volunteers with Fox Valley area K-12 students who need help in a wide variety of academic subjects. Our volunteer tutors arrange to meet with students for one hour once a week at the Mudd library. We are always in need of Lawrence students willing to tutor, particularly in math. It’s a low time-commitment way to build up those volunteer hours for your co-curricular record! Contact the Volunteer Center (firstname.lastname@example.org) for more information!
Lawrence Assisting Reaching Youth Buddy program The LARY Buddy program matches Lawrence students with an “at risk” youth at Edison Elementary. Lawrence students build bonds with the Edison students over the course of the school year and act as mentors to the Edison students. Lawrence buddies are asked to spend one hour per week with their buddy in Edison Elementary during school hours. Contact the Volunteer Center (email@example.com) for more information!
Greenfire Greenfire is an organization that addresses environmental concerns on campus and around the world. We need your energy and enthusiasm for these important issues.
Eating Club If you find yourself always thinking about food, then this is the club for you. We cook meals and go out to restaurants together.
Animal Welfare Society The Animal Welfare Society is a group of individuals who wish to raise awareness of proper pet ownership and volunteer at local rescue shelters.