DU Field Notes: Find Your Club
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 such groups as the Black Student Alliance or Queer Student Alliance. Find the club that's right for you on DU's Crimson Connect.
The DU Newsroom compiled a partial list of some of the most popular clubs, and creating a club is easier than ever.
If you have a way with words ...
Check out the DU Writers Club, where aspiring journalists, poets and authors 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 also can take your writing to the next level by getting involved with The Clarion or HerCampusDU.
Also try: DU Debate Union
If you love the stage...
Join Skintight Outrage, DU's improv club. Members pride themselves on being the "University of Denver’s Premier (and only) Improv Team!" They kept the campus laughing even through the pandemic with performances every other week through the spring quarter. They also have a podcast and Youtube page. Check out their website for information on auditions.
Also try: DU Drama Ensemble
If you love gathering around the game board …
The DU Dungeons and Dragons club is inviting students to adventure into the beloved fantasy world of the iconic game in person this fall after a year of virtual gaming.The club is one of the biggest on campus and promises “adventure without judgment.” Don’t worry if you’ve never played — 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 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 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 seeks 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, with a variety of early morning food options. Its goal: bringing inclusive entertainment to all undergrads.
Also try: Social Dance Society
If you like the great outdoors …
The DU Alpine Club is back out adventuring this year around the beautiful Centennial State. The club provides opportunities to learn, explore and experience Colorado’s robust outdoor offerings. Check out 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.