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Alpine Club 2019 Rafting Trip

For DU students beginning their very first quarter on campus, joining a club is an immediate entry into a dynamic community of potential friends. There’s plenty of variety among clubs, whether you want to explore passions like sustainability or debate, create camaraderie in the Greek system, or find a home in groups like the Black Student Alliance or the Queer Student Alliance. Club meetings might look a little different this year because of the coronavirus pandemic, but connecting virtually is easier than ever with DU's Crimson Connect

The DU Newsroom compiled a partial list of some of the campus’ most popular clubs, and creating a new club is easier than ever.

If you have a way with words ...

Check out the DU Writers Club, a place where aspiring journalists, poets and authors can come together to collaborate. Looking for constructive feedback to hone your skills? You'll have the chance to practice thought-provoking writing prompts and workshop them with your classmates. You can also take your writing to the next level by getting involved with The Clarion or HerCampusDU. 

Also try: DU Debate Union

If you love gathering around the game board …

The DU Dungeons and Dragons club is inviting members to adventure into the beloved fantasy world of the iconic game virtually this quarter. The club is one of the biggest on campus and promises “adventure without judgment.” Don’t worry if you’ve never played before — the game caters to players with and without D&D experience.

Also try: Board Game Club

If you want to give back …

In 2012, three student clubs dedicated to the public good came together and formed DU Service and Change. Today, the club facilitates positive change on campus and beyond through six committees. Members undertake both long- and short-term projects, provide fundraising support, build awareness and engage campus. 

Also try: Public Achievement

If you’re a social butterfly …

Are you ready to get creative about how to stay connected and build community during this time of social distancing? The DU Programming Board is looking to foster campus spirit in new ways this year. In the past, the organization brought The Tonics, Mick Jenkins and Electric Guest to campus for MusicFest. It also created a weeklong breakfast extravaganza appropriately called Breakfast Club, complete with a variety of early morning food options for students. Its goal: bringing inclusive entertainment to all undergrads.

Also try: Social Dance Society

If you’re a doctor-in-training …

The DU EMS club is a recent addition to the University’s growing roster of clubs. It’s designed to give those interested in health-care careers the opportunity to get some hands-on training while building community. The club facilitates such trainings as CPR and Control the Bleed, and it also gives certified EMTs the opportunity to work alongside Campus Safety, responding to real medical calls. In addition, EMS club members staff DU’s Safewalk program, which helps get students home safely.

Also try: Pre-health Society

If you like the great outdoors …

The plans for the DU Alpine Club may look a little different this quarter, but it's still a great option for students looking for adventure. Typically, the club provides opportunities to learn, explore and experience Colorado’s robust outdoor offerings, but they are planning some exciting on-campus events for this quarter. Stay tuned to its Facebook page for updates. With more than 560 members, the Alpine Club is one of the oldest and largest clubs on campus. It's dedicated to bringing mountain biking, ice climbing, snowshoeing, horseback riding and more to students of all ability levels at affordable prices.

Also try: The University of Denver Backpacking Club


For a full list of DU’s many clubs, visit Crimson Connect, our official campus community platform.