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Get Involved

To take advantage of all UP has to offer, you have to get involved! There's a club or activity to fit nearly every interest level. The Activities Fair, sponsored by the Office of Student Activities the first week of every semester, is a great place to find out about all the opportunities available on campus, or keep reading for more ideas about how to find your place at UP.


Clubs & Organizations

There are more than 80 student clubs at UP. Here's a small sample:

Art Club • Beta Beta Beta (biology club) • Black Student Union • Bluffoons (improv troupe) • College Ecology Club • Engineers without Borders • Fashion Club • German Culture Club • Hawai'i Club • Lacrosse • Student Nurses Association • Ultimate Frisbee • UP Marketing Club 

More about clubs & organizations


Student Government

All full-time undergraduate students are members of the Associated Students of the University of Portland (ASUP), and there are 17 senators who represent the interests of the student body. The weekly meetings are a public forum, and all members of the University are invited to attend.

More about ASUP


Student Media

Help tell UP's story--participate in student media! The Beacon is UP's online student newspaper; KDUP is the campus radio station streaming online; and The Log is the official student yearbook.

More about student media


Moreau Center for Service and Justice

The Moreau Center for Service and Justice offers a variety of opportunities to help students get involved in local, national, and international service. In the days leading up to Orientation, the Service Plunge immerses first-year students in a two-day project. There are more "plunges" during fall, spring, and summer breaks. Closer to home, the Moreau Center can help you connect with an agency whose mission and outreach resonates with you. 

More about the Moreau Center for Service and Justice