Clubs & Organizations

52+ Academic Organizations from Creative Engineering to Theoretical Thinkers and disciplinary honor societies

Athletic Clubs from badminton to ping pong and rowing

Club Sports from cycling to rugby and ultimate

Multicultural Organizations from Celebrate South Asia! to Karibu and iPresente!

Political Organizations from Democrat to Republican to Green

Advocacy and Service Organizations from Amnesty International to GLOW (Gay, Lesbian or Whatever!) and the Environmental Coalition

Religious Organizations students and faculty from all of the world’s great religions

Social Organizations from ballroom dance to camping club and the Urban Poetry Society

Volunteer Network Organizations from the Awesome Club to Habitat for Humanity and Ole Spring Relief

Why the “+”? Because every year, students organize and start new organizations

Almost everyone is involved in something, and more than a few Oles are involved in one thing too many. That’s normal when you put talented and motivated people together.

Just do the math: 3,000 students, more than 200 organizations and clubs, 24 hours, 7 days a week. There is always something going on, from Pause concerts, to community organizing, to intramural practice, to the deadline for your article for the Manitou Messenger.

If you’ve spent years working at something you love — the violin, or football, or debate, or whatever drives you — you can continue doing that with people equally talented and equally driven. But if you want to strike out in new directions, try new things, or find a new niche, this is a great community in which to do that. Exploration and experimentation are exciting. You never know where they’ll lead.

Do you feel as if you’ve been waiting your entire life to join the St. Olaf Quidditch Association? Maybe you’re perfectly prepped to join one of our many a capella groups –or is joining the Society for Ancient History more up your alley? No matter how varied your interests are, St. Olaf has over 250 clubs that are ready for you to join. No need to choose between joining the Marine Biology Club, Scared Scriptless Improv, Hip Hop Club, and Oles Combating Poverty: because of each club’s unique meeting times, you can pursue all your old (and new!) interests with ease. Don’t see the club you’re looking for? Creating a new organization is only a few steps away–visit for more details.