Clubs and Organizations
Passion Welcome Here
If you’ve got a passion, newfound hobby, or budding interest, there’s a group of students on our campus excited to embrace it with you. With over 150 clubs and organizations, not only will you find plenty of opportunities to get involved, but you’ll be surprised by the unexpected connections you’ll make with each one.
On average, students collectively hold about 400 leadership positions through clubs and organizations alone. You can also become a Community Assistant (we call them CAs) or an Orientation Leader (known as OLs), work as a faculty assistant, become captain of a club or intramural team, or any number of other leadership positions available across campus. Once you discover your passion, you can find opportunities anywhere.
Class Councils & Student Government
With councils for each class year and the Thelomathesian Society governing the entire student body, you can gain hands-on experience with leadership and politics right on campus. Or join any of our many other political organizations like Amnesty International, Model UN, Model Organization of American States, SLU Democrats, or SLU Republicans.
Arts and Entertainment
With an art gallery, University theatre, and entertainment venues across campus, you’ll be able to engage with and explore a diverse range of artistic and entertainment interests. Organizations include the Association for Campus Entertainment, Creative Writing Club, Dance Ensemble, Film Club, Performance Arts Annex Club, the Java Barn, numerous musical ensembles, and many more.
Outdoor and Environmental Activities
Surrounded by the natural beauty of the North Country, there are limitless new and exciting ways to take advantage of our location while bonding with others outdoors. Current organizations include the Environmental Action Organization, Laurentian Paddlesports, Outing Club, Seed to Table, Skeet and Trapshooting Club, and many more.
Student Media Organizations
Capture and share the stories of our community while exploring your interest in media and communications. Become a writer or editor for The Hill News, our award-winning student-run newspaper, host your own radio show for KSLU, or investigate underreported stories with Weave News.
Themes and Greek Life
With nearly 20 theme cottages and floors, as well as six active Greek organizations, you can explore common interests with your peers, pursue philanthropic opportunities, and develop leadership skills.
How Will You Get Involved?
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time-honored traditions and special events, such as Make a Difference Day
Located in the Student Center, it's home to free new movies (and popcorn) every weekend, as well as comedy shows, presentations, students performances, festivals, and more throughout the year.
Students participate in our annual leadership retreat
The number of students with a shared and demonstrated interest needed to form a new club
Club and Organization Fair
At the start of every semester, be on the lookout for the Club and Organization Fair, an afternoon full of opportunities to get to know different student groups and interests on campus.
The Thelomathesian Society, best known as Thelmo, is St. Lawrence’s student government. Thelmo debates and votes on a wide assortment of issues, ranging from University policies to student funding requests from any and all campus groups and organizations. You can apply as early as your first semester at St. Lawrence.
Each day, the world gets better and stronger because our students and their clubs and organizations actively work toward making it that way. Join forces with those who are just as passionate about issues like food insecurity, social justice, and mental health and fight for local and global change by devising solutions and solving problems that transform communities, including our own.
With our Sullivan Student Center, theme cottages, campus eateries, the student-run Java Barn, and Pub 56, you can organize meetings, hold social gatherings, and get together with friends wherever you feel most comfortable.
Start Your Own Club
Students start new clubs every semester at St. Lawrence. All you need are four interested students and you’ll be on your way to starting a new club, too.
Life at St. Lawrence
“There are over 140 clubs at St. Lawrence!” My Orientation Leader promised me and my fellow first-year students with a cheerful smile.
At St. Lawrence, everyone's first-year journey is unique. No one has to follow a set structure or plan to find a home here. With tons of clubs, student organizations, and campus events to choose from, each and every student, no matter what their interests, creates their own fitted first-year recipe. Here is a glimpse of mine.
Members of St. Lawrence’s Class of 2023 are scholar-athletes, global citizens, campus leaders, and advocates. They're future diplomats, doctors, financial analysts, curators, and so much more.