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Activities and Organizations

With more than 50 clubs and organizations, you have countless opportunities to explore new interests, grow professionally and personally, and a make a difference on campus—all while having fun.

Academic & Professional

American Association of University Women (AAUW)

AAUW is a national organization with the mission of advancing equity for women and girls through advocacy, education, philanthropy and research. This organization gives students the resources and support to engage their community. Students gain leadership skills, create change on their campus, address equity issues and connect with a national community.

AIGA (Graphic Design)

The AIGA Student Group provides its members with an opportunity to come together and grow as graphic designers. This is fulfilled by building relationships between fellow students, faculty, alumni and professional graphic designers. The mission of the group is to elevate the level of design by the La Roche graphic design students and provide a network of support and collaboration among students, faculty and professionals in the field.

American Society of Interior Designers

This organization provides professional connections to interior design students and offers programs that will familiarize students with the design market while keeping in contact with interior design professionals and broadening its members design knowledge through the professionals.

Association for Computing Machinery

All students are welcomed to join this association, which is designed to provide its members with a better understanding of this nature and functions of information technology and foster among students a better understanding of the vital business role of technology.

Biology Club

The Biology Club aims to provide members with meaningful opportunities that will prepare them for post-graduate studies. Members have the chance to participate in student research, shadowing and job opportunities, and MCAT Prep. Several club-oriented committees are responsible for making these opportunities available to members. All students are welcome to join the Biology Club, regardless of their academic standing, major or GPA.

Criminal Justice Club

The purpose of this group is to foster professionalism in law enforcement personnel and to encourage the establishment and expansion of higher education and professional training in criminal justice. The organization is open to all criminal justice majors.

Delta Mu Delta (Business)

The national honor society in the field of Business Administration has a two-fold mission: to promote higher scholarship in training for business, and to recognize and reward business administration students who have distinguished themselves scholastically. Open to business majors with a GPA of 3.2 or better, or those who have completed at least half of their credits required for the degree.

Finance & Investment Group

Provides students with the opportunities to explore various areas of finance with a special emphasis on investing. Activities expose students to both institutional and personal investing strategies through guest speakers, CFA Society of Pittsburgh-sponsored events and programs, and other industry resources. 

Kappa Delta Epsilon (Education)

This is an active group in which members of serious purpose undertake projects of service to the campus and community. Regular meetings acquaint members with the history and ethics of teaching professions, imbue them with a sense of professional responsibility, and keep them in touch with the current problems of education and as a way of living. 

Marketing Club

This group is designed to give members an avenue to actively participate and develop experience in the marketing realm of Pittsburgh and beyond. The organization provides the prestige and recognition allowing out members to increase their own market potential, maximizing their career opportunities. 

Psi Chi & Pychology Club

These organizations foster interest and research in psychology, and also support the academic program by sponsoring guest presentations, programs on internships and careers, and providing networking opportunities.

Psi Chi and the Psychology Club support the mission of La Roche by adopting at least one community service project a year. Requirements: Psi Chi is by invitation, based on cumulative QPA (3.5 or better), earning a major or minor in psychology (or the psychology track of human services) and completing at least three courses in psychology. Psychology Club is open to all students.

Sigma Tau Delta (English Honor Society)

This English Honor Society is organized to confer distinction for high achievement in English language and literature. This group assists the English Department in publishing its annual literary magazine, Nuances. Requirements: Maintain an above average GPA. Demonstrate a commitment to pursue an area of English/Literature as a career.

Sigma Theta Tau: Theta Mu Chapter (Nursing Honor Society) 

Sociology Club 

The Sociology Club provides a useful background for those planning to enter professional fields dealing with groups of people. Activities include opportunities for community service, workshops, speakers, networking, movie nights and more. The Sociology Club is open to anyone interested in the field.

Student Accounting Association

This club is open to all students with an interest in accounting. The club provides members with resources, information and leadership skills to enable them to succeed in the world of business.

Zeta Alpha Pi (Chemistry Honor Society)

Promotes the education of science among the women of La Roche and develops members as individuals and leaders with the support of fellow members.

Campus Sponsored

Campus Ministry

All are welcome to join this council that gives students the opportunity to initiate activities and assist with programs of Providence Campus Ministry.

Food Service Council

All students are welcome to join this group which voices suggestions and food preferences of students to the food service staff.

Intramurals and Athletics Board

This organization is designed to promote student involvement in planning a diverse intramural program for women and men. The Board also addresses concerns of student athletes. This group is represented on Student Government. 

La Roche Activities Forum (LAF)

All students are welcome to join this group to plan and implement a diverse activities schedule for La Roche. Events include dances, trips, comedy nights, entertainment in the Pittsburgh area and social events. This group meets weekly in Student Life/University Activities.

Living in Faith Everyday (LIFE)

National Society of Leadership & Success (NSLS) 

The NSLS is the largest honor society in the United States. The NSLS chapter at La Roche is part of the national organization with 700+ chapters and over 1.4 million members.

Students are selected based on exemplary leadership potential. Members have access to:

  • More than $400,000 in scholarships.
  • An exclusive NSLS job board.
  • A personalized letter of recommendation.

The NSLS leadership program teaches the interpersonal skills that employers seek to give you an edge in the job market.

If you become a member, some of the other benefits include:
  • Learn from exceptional leaders
  • Meet new friends and make lifelong connections (on campus and virtually).
  • Overcome challenges with success coaches shortcutting your way to success.
  • Access to private networking events.

Orientation Leaders

Welcome and assist new students by assisting with Orientation and Welcome Days. All students are welcome to apply to be orientation leaders.

Club Sports 

  • Cheer and Dance Club
  • Fishing Club
  • Powerlifting Club
  • Roller Hockey Club
  • Running Club
  • Ski and Board Club
  • Soccer Club

Affinity & Identity-Based Groups

Active Minds

Dedicated to saving lives and building stronger families and communities. Through education, research, advocacy, and a focus on student and young adults ages 14-25, Active Minds is opening the conversation about mental health and creating lasting change in the way mental health is talk about, cared for, and valued in the United States. 

African Club

African Culture Club is a student organization that raises awareness of African nations, heritage, culture, customs, values and beliefs. The organization instills a positive environment where members can feel welcome and at home. The organization also provides information and assists members with many challenges that come from culture shock. 

Asian Club

Asian Club is a student organization established to share Asian culture with the campus community: domestic and international students as well as neighbors around the area. The role of the Asian Club is to be a bridge between Asians and non-Asians in order to build stronger and closer friendships. 

Black Student Achievement

Black Student Achievement is an organization that provides support and a sense of community for Black students, and it is a safe space for addressing issues that impact their experiences on and off campus. Additionally Black Student Achievement does the work of providing the campus with opportunities to engage in educational programs that focus on Black history and culture as well as social justice issues that affect the Black community.

Gender & Sexuality Alliance (GSA)

GSA promotes tolerance and acceptance throughout the University and community. This organization provides a safe, non-judgmental space as well as a support network for LGBTQ+ student body. The students who participate in this organization share a common vision of social equality. 


GLOBE is an organization committed to highlighting and celebrating the cultures and traditions of members of the La Roche community. GLOBE provides opportunity for cross-cultural dialogue and global topic exploration through educational and social programming and service. Additionally this organization serves as a place where international and domestic students can share their experiences, express their concerns and find a sense of belonging. 

Spanish Club

The purpose of this organization is to explore the language and culture of Spanish-speaking countries through a variety of activities, including Spanish movie nights and field trips to cultural events. Enrollment in Spanish courses is helpful but not required.

Governing Organizations 

Resident Student Organization

Open to all students living in residence halls, this group seeks to make life in the residence halls a living/learning environment. The group is represented on Student Government. Each residence hall elects members to the council. 

Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC)

SAAC is dedicated to the athletic and academic advancement of all student-athletes by promoting opportunity, protecting student-athlete welfare and fostering a positive student-athlete image to the campus and community. 

Student Government Association

Student Government is a governing board for the University. This group is the students’ representation to the administration. An election is held late in the fall semester for members. The bi-weekly meetings are open to all students.  


Hawkeye Radio

La Roche’s official radio station. 

Redhawk Post (Campus Newspaper)

A must for students interested in writing, photography and media. An online publication, the student newspaper is a vehicle for students to express themselves. Visit to learn more.

Redhawk Productions

Redhawk Productions is La Roche’s film and video club. Open to students from all majors, the club allows students to create their own productions. View their projects here: Redhawk Productions YouTube Channel.

Special Interest

Cresendo: Music Club

Dedicated to musical performance and drama. 


ECO Club is the Environment Cause Organization at La Roche. It is a student-based organization formed to educate and implement sustainable practices to campus.

Human Rights Club

A club dedicated to preserving basic human rights for all.

LRU Gaming Club


Redhawk Table Top

This group is focused on providing a safe and fun place for interested individuals to come and share in the interest of playing a variety of tabletop games (board games and card games). This group helps students form similar interests and gives them a place to meet with others, as well as the opportunity to have fun and relax on a regular basis. 

Garden Club

The Garden Club strives to promote sustainable and food justice. We also encourage getting involved and having a strong sense of community, which we try to promote through our garden here on campus. 

Veterans Organization

The Veterans Organization at La Roche helps to bridge the gap between military service and academia. The organization is recognized as an official chapter of the Student Veterans of America. The goals of the Veterans Organization are to:
  • Construct a support system through mentoring
  • Encourage camaraderie by creating an inclusive and supportive environment
  • Receive and share information regarding academics and Veterans Administration policies as disseminated by the School Certifying Official/Coordinator of Veteran Services
  • Educate the La Roche community on veteran issues through the annual Veterans Panel

For More Information

Do you have questions about getting involved or starting your own club on campus? Contact Director of the Center for Student Development Veronica Philip: 412-536-1045 or