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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 Grace Stepek ( 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 Martha Depew ( or email the club directly ( 
  • 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 Groundhog Library collects textbooks and Core books by donation to supply them to students who are unable to purchase books. The Groundhog Library accepts donations anytime and is open year round at its location in the Braniff Library. Contact Jacob Rombs for more information at
  • 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 Larisa Tuttle ( 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 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 Sharbel Habchy (
  • 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
  • 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 president Irulan Palma at or and follow us on Instagram @slrs_ud.
  • 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 Grace Ebberwein (
  • 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 Porter Schmidt ( 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 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 ( 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 Edy Harold at or
  • 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 Kathleen Flynn (
  • Philosophy Club

    • The Philosophy Club meets bi-monthly to hear lectures from UD and visiting professors and generate discussion among students about topics ranging from attention to the history of philosophy to how philosophy can shape your daily life. Contact Ryan Connor for more information at
  • 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 Claire Seelig ( 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 to get involved! 
  • Thomas More Society

    • Students can discern more about the process of becoming an attorney through monthly events, networking, and LSAT practice under the intercession of St. Thomas More. For more information, please contact Kira Freid at
  • 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 Porter Schmidt ( 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 Cecilia Andrews ( for more info. Write on! 


  • 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 (
  • 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 Mary Anne Panganiban ( 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 Luis Esparza (
  • 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 ( 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 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 Laura Grace Geddie at or All are welcome! 


  • 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 JD Self ( for more information.
  • 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
  • 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 Zachary Schierl (

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
  • 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 Pennell at
  • Dungeons and Dragons

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 Noah Ziskrout ( 
  • 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 Tanish Garg ( or 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 Laura Grace Geddie at 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 Lauren Engelthaler at or to join!
  • Pre-Health Society

    • The Pre-Health Society meets frequently to assist students with various medical school applications, connect current students with alum medical professionals, and host community activities. Contact Laura Grace Geddie for more information at
  • 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 Edgar De Luna Gomez ( 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 Bridget Hughes at
  • 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 Claire Reed at

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 Ryan Connor ( to join.
  • 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 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 Vinh Nguyen ( to join! 
  • Rugby

    • Rugby is a popular club sport for men at UD and meets frequently for practices, scrimmages, and games. Men can join the Rugby team by try-out and should reachout to Noah Schroeder if interested at
  • Spikeball

    • Spikeball Club meets frequently to learn the techniques of and the game of Spikeball. All materials are provided for students and all skill levels are welcome to join in! Contact Peter Key ( to join.
  • Swing Club

    • Join UD Swing every Wednesday in the Haggar Foyer 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 ( 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 ( 
  • Tap Club

    • The Tap Club meets weekly to practice the skills of tap and dance routines. Tap shoes are not provided for students but all are welcome to come and try out something new. Contact Mary Hanson for more information at
  • Venture Crew

    • Venture Crew brings together student who enjoy the great outdoors, meeting new people, and exploring the wilderness! To join, reach out to Siyu Yang at
  • 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 for more info or to join.
  • UD Ultimate

    • The Ultimate Frisbee team is a co-ed club sport which meets twice weekly for practice and scrimmages. All skill levels are welcome and students are encouraged to join at any time! Contact Bridget Hughes for more information at


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