When you get involved with an arts and sciences-related club at Concordia, you open yourself up to all kinds of possibilities: connections with fellow Concordians who share your same interests, opportunities to practice and apply what you’ve learned in the classroom, and the chance to serve others in ways that match the unique skillsets you’ve been given. Check out some of the liberal arts-focused student organizations you can look forward to joining at CUW, and visit our Clubs & Organizations page to see more of our offerings.

Language clubs

Concordia University German Club

Members of the German Club meet regularly to stretch their language skills and put on events to help others appreciate the culture and history of Luther’s home country.

CUW Spanish Club

Spanish Club members meet to practice their Spanish speaking with fellow groups members, give and receive help on coursework, share their mutual appreciation for the Spanish culture, and find ways to help others appreciate it as well.

Ni Hao Chinese Club

Ni Hao Chinese Club aims to provide a platform for Chinese international students to create a sense of community in a foreign environment and to organize events that allow them to celebrate traditional Chinese festivals. It’s also a great way for CUW undergraduate students to gain a better understanding of Chinese culture.

Fine arts clubs

Concordia Steeple Chasers

Concordia Steeple Chasers is a student-led club that promotes the appreciation of ecclesiastical art and architecture among students. The group organizations off-campus expeditions to various sites of interest and hosts activities that promote an appreciation of ecclesiastical art and architecture and their nuances.

Concordia Theatrum

Concordia Theatrum is a club that celebrates theatre arts and all those who contribute to it. Together, the club’s members support Concordia's theatre program and local theaters in the area by attending performances and encouraging others to participate or support theatre arts as well. The club organizes a variety of theatre outings throughout the year, both at Concordia and at other venues in the area.

Concordia University Wisconsin Organ Club

The purpose of the Concordia University Wisconsin Organ Club is to encourage and assist in building appreciation for the pipe organ and good music in general. This is accomplished through meetings and various events, including off-campus excursions to hear professional performances on the organ and to hear the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra. On-campus events include Finals Week Hymnsing and Music ‘til Midnight.

Concordia University Wisconsin A Capella Club

A Capella Club is made up of three different groups: an all-guys group, “Fermata Nowhere”; an all-girls group, “Tone Down For What”; and a mixed group, “If Looks Could Trill.” The groups host concerts throughout the year and sing occasionally for events outside of the university.

National Art Education Association

With Concordia’s chapter of the National Art Education Association, students are connected to a community of art educators that is tens of thousands of people strong. The group exists to advance visual arts education to fulfill human potential and promote global understanding. Concordia’s chapter hosts service events and participates in various other learning opportunities.

The Click

The “Click” is Concordia’s photography club. The group meets regularly to swap secrets, share their favorite shots, and, in general, have fun capturing on camera the scenes of Concordia.

Foundry

Foundry is a creative writing club for students of Concordia with a desire to further their writing careers or find an escape from the stresses of the semester. The group provides an atmosphere of fun, support, and creativity for all forms of writing, from poetry to prose to comic book drawing. Each year, Foundry puts writing from the Concordia community on display in the creative writing journal,   Aerie.

Church work clubs

 

Undergraduate Pre-Professional Churchwork Organization

UPCO is an organization designed to assist CUW undergraduates in becoming a Christ-centered professional church worker. The group hosts several speakers each semester and members participate in various service events. The group also annually puts on the  Concordia Apologetics Conference . Visit their   Facebook page for more information.

Pre-Seminary Student Association

The Pre-Seminary Student Association (PSSA) provides tools, encouragement, and opportunities for growth for those who are considering or planning to go to seminary to become pastors. The group’s monthly meetings are opportunities for fellowship and growth, and often include an address by a professor, a local pastor or chaplain, a missionary, or some other guest speaker. Other highlights include free trips to Concordia Theological Seminary and Concordia Seminary, assisting in chapel, leading devotions, helping in local congregations, taking part in campus ministries, and more.

Lutheran Lay Ministry Association

The Lutheran Lay Ministry Association (LLMA) exists to support lay ministers who have completed any of the lay ministry programs or director of church ministries programs at CUW, and individuals who have completed a district Licensed Lay Deacon program. With the aim of informing others about the various ways lay ministers are using their gifts to support churches, LLMA representatives attend district and synod conferences and conventions, and speak in front of congregations.

Program clubs

Chemistry Club

The goal of Chemistry Club is to create a fun and safe environment for students to nurture and explore their passion for chemistry. Members do not need to be chemistry majors, they just need to have an interest in the subject. In this club, small experiments are performed, students are familiarized with chemistry professors, and speakers are brought in to explain the uses of a chemistry degree, as well as interesting things going on in the chemistry field.

GRACE

G.R.A.C.E. stands for Girls Rocking Algorithms, Computing, and Electronics. Concordia was the first private university in the state to have a group of this kind be chartered by the Association for Computing Machinery for women, a national organization that supports women in computing.

Hackathon Club

The Hackathon Club is dedicated to providing opportunities for students to improve their problem-solving and tram cooperation skills. By bringing participants to “hackathons” in the greater Milwaukee area, students can learn and compete against peers from other universities and grow their skills.

Philosophy Club

The CUW Philosophy Club is the successor of the Truth, Goodness and Beauty Society which developed out of the founding Socratic Club, started by Tony Horvath.  Under one name or another, a group devoted to responding to the cultural and intellectual challenges to the Christian faith has been around for twenty years.  Over this time, the club has been meeting to discuss intriguing questions that plague today’s society.  As part of a Christian institution, the CUW philosophy club’s agenda is to present an intelligent Christian response to the many challenges posed for the Christian faith. Students do not have to be enrolled in a philosophy major to join and interact with this club.

Psychology Club of Concordia

The Psychology Club gives students a chance to practice leadership roles, work as a team, and learn about the diverse and interesting field of psychology while getting involved in campus life and in the community. The group is responsible for creating and facilitating major psych-educational service events that serve the community. Email to join, or learn more on the group’s Facebook page.

Pre-Medicine Club

Concordia’s Pre-Medicine Club gives students interested in pursuing a career in the medical field the chance to connect with students who share their same aspirations. Group members connect with professionals in the field and are exposed to internship or other academic opportunities available to them.

Pre-Pharmacy Club

Concordia's Pre-Pharmacy Club is open to current Pre-Pharmacy students or any students interested in pharmacy as a potential career. Throughout the academic year, monthly meetings give members a chance to interact with practicing pharmacists in the community and current pharmacy students and professors from the School of Pharmacy here on campus. Additionally, there are multiple types of volunteer activities that are offered throughout the academic year where members can learn more about the pharmacy profession.

Sports Medicine Society

Sports Medicine Society is a cohort of prospective sports medicine professionals that meets once a month to broaden their educational and professional experience by inviting other health care professionals guest speakers, participating in service projects, and engaging in discussion pertaining to the field. The group is mainly composed of athletic training students, but also welcomes physical therapy and exercise physiology students.

Concordia Society of Law

The Concordia Society of Law is a student-led organization geared towards preparing undergraduate students to enter the workforce or further their education via law or graduate school. CSL provides resources to students interested in various areas of legal administration and law enforcement, and allows them to connect with professionals in their career path.   Connect with the group on their Facebook page.

Academic clubs

Alphi Chi Honor Society

Alphi Chi is a national honor society emphasizing scholarship and service. CUW traditional undergraduate students who are academically ranked in the top 10% of their class are invited to participate. Alpha Chi is an active service organization, with activities planned by the local chapter (also known as Wisconsin Gamma 287), along with district gatherings and regional and national conventions. At the latter two, members have the opportunity to present papers and compete for cash scholarships.