ýƵ is a community of diverse, passionate, intellectually curious, and driven people that desire to come together so that we can grow together. 


Campus involvement is key to any well-rounded college experience, and ýƵ has no shortage of opportunities for students to shape their community. If you’re looking to join the club start your search here! 

Student Life Events 

With the sole purpose of getting students involved, student life events are critical to forming a campus community. In addition to various weekly  (Student Organization for University Programming) events, including crafting and engaging with guest entertainers, many beloved ýƵ student life events are held annually, like Blue and White Weekend,President’s Ball, and LUaroo.

Check Out Our Events

Residence Hall Activities 

Community Advisors (CAs) work full-time to create outlets for students to bond with their neighbors with activities like game nights, trips to the Appleton Farmers Market, tote bag decorating sessions, and much more.Be on the lookout for invites from your CA throughout the year!

Fireside Treats in Sage Hall

CA Molly Ruffing '22 cooks s'mores in the Sage Hall fireplace with friends and residents.

Student Organizations

With dozens and dozens of student organizations to choose from, each dedicated to a specific interest and activity, it’s easy to find the club that’s right for you. 

From sea shanties to swing dancing, and recess club to social justice organizations, find your niche using the directory or hear from group leaders directly at the annual involvement fair.

Professional student organizations help students prepare for their post-graduation careers and bond with others on a similar path. Aspiring doctors, lawyers, writers, bakers—and the list goes on—become a member today!

Discover Student Organizations

Student Orgs

ýƵ has a variety of student-led organizations, embedded in every facet of the campus community. These groups empower student voices, celebrate culture and identity, and provide a launchpad for exploration.

The Lawrentian 

If you want to get your voice out there, try your hand at cross-campus communications with the campus paper. As the official student newspaper of ýƵ, is a hub for student news, opinions, photography, and more. 

Volunteer

Volunteering offers the chance to connect with classmates, get to know the local community, and give back all at the same time. With six distinct service areas, each with a variety of programs, you’re sure to find your perfect volunteering niche.

Learn ýƵ Service Areas

MLK Day of Service

MLK, Jr. Day of Service at ýƵ is an annual event that invites the entire ýƵ community to continue honoring the ideas of Dr. King through learning, serving, and celebrating together.

Student Jobs

Student employment is a key outlet for getting involved with the campus community. There’s no shortage of jobs to choose from. Some of the most popular include food service in the Commons, the circulation desk in the Seeley G. Mudd library, or writing for the Communications office. 

Student Government

ýƵ Community Council (LUCC) facilitates real change on campus. Through the combined work of elected class representatives and appointed committee members, LUCC touches all aspects of university life. From finance to student welfare, LUCC is a vital part of ýƵ’s shared governance. 

Read More ýƵ LUCC

Sports

Playing a sport builds bonds across campus, regardless of your academic and professional interests. Be part of a laid-back recreational team!

Join Intramural Sports

Wellness Activities 

It’s easy to associate wellness services with treadmills and counseling—and the Wellness Center does offer plenty of exercise equipment, mental health services, and healthcare professionals—but participation in wellness activities can also be a great way to get involved! In addition to programs and initiatives geared toward a particular aspect of health and wellness, Wellness Services also hosts weekly group activities including yoga, meditation, and volleyball games.

Explore Wellness Programs

Trips & Study Abroad 

There’s nothing like a change of scenery to get to know your fellow Lawrentians in a new light. Day trips to High Cliff State Park, weekend excursions to , or international travel for an academic course—all these trips can help you get involved with your studies and classmates in a more hands-on, distinctive setting.

Check Out Off-Campus Programs

Diversity, Inclusion & Cultural Resources

Our unique backgrounds and identities are key to shaping who we are as people and deserve to be nurtured in the university setting. Through resources in the Diversity and Intercultural Center,, and the recently established Gender and Sexuality Diversity Center, students can connect with classmates and staff who understand their experiences and can offer additional support. Likewise, the  connects interested students with options for exploring faith and spirituality.

Group Housing Based on Interests

Have a specific interest or passion? Immerse yourself in it while connecting with other students who feel the same way by living in one of ýƵ’s group houses.

Art house is a staple on the quad, SLUG house emphasizes sustainable living and eating, and Sankofa provides a shared space for students of marginalized identities. These are just a few of the current options. Don’t see your interest? New affinity housing options emerge periodicallyǰstart your own. 

Learn ýƵ Group Housing

Greek Life

Greek organizations and members play a very active role on campus. If you’re looking for a more traditional, social group with a philanthropic orientation, ýƵ has four fraternities and three sororities to choose from.

Two professional fraternities offer performance, volunteer, and social opportunities for ýƵ musicians, and Beta Psi Nu is a social sorority aimed at empowering women of color. Formal recruitment takes place at the beginning of Winter Term, with informal admission occurring at various points throughout the year.

Read ýƵ Greek Life

Downtown Appleton

ýƵ students are an essential part of the wider Appleton community. With a vibrant art, music, and food scene, Appleton regularly presents a vast array of events that allow students to get involved with the rest of the town. 

For information on the city and upcoming events, check out the Appleton downtown ǰ.

Student Life Highlights