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Clubs and Activities

At Southwest Baptist University, your education expands beyond the classroom. With more than 35 student-led clubs and organizations, you have a wide variety of ways to plug into the campus community. Choose from groups such as SBU’s Student Association, University Activities Council, academic and professional organizations, performance groups, and social awareness groups. Explore all that SBU has to offer!

Student Leadership

  • Student Association (SA) — SA's mission is to "Inform. Impact. Involve." SA informs students about what is happening and informs administration about students' ideas; positively impacts the SBU experience for both current and future students; and involves students outside of the classroom.
  • University Activities Council (UAC) — Composed of four areas of leadership and service: Campus Activities, Major Events, Integration of Faith and Culture, and Publicity. 
  • Welcome Week — SBU's new student orientation event is student-led and organized, allowing current SBU students the opportunity to guide and mentor new students through their transition to SBU.
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Spiritual Life and Ministry

  • Center for Global Connections — The CGC provides service and mission opportunities throughout the year locally and around the world.
  • Fellowship of Christian Athletes — SBU student-athletes, coaches and other students are invited to participate in Bible studies and activities through FCA.
  • KLIFE — SBU students have the opportunity to lead in youth discipleship opportunities in Polk County through KLIFE club meetings and small groups.
  • Locamente — Student-led prayer and worship service held weekly on Thursdays at 10 p.m. at Randolph Chapel
  • The Table — A weekly college ministry on-campus involving worship, studying the Word, discipleship, prayer, and accountability small groups.

Performance Groups

  • Forensics (Speaking Bearcats) — SBU's speech and debate team has won 12 national championships and numerous other awards.
  • Music ensembles — Both music and non-music majors are invited to audition for a variety of choral and instrumental ensembles.
  • Theatre — Both theatre and non-theatre majors have the opportunity to participate in all aspects of theatre arts, with an average of four stage productions per year.
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Academic and Professional Organizations

  • Apologetics Club
  • Association of Computing Machinery
  • BACE (Baptist Association of Christian Educators)
  • Behavioral Sciences Club
  • Biology Club
  • Creative Club
  • Delta Mu Delta (business honor society)
  • Financial Management Association (FMA)
  • Institute of Management Accountants
  • JumpStart
  • Lambda Phi Eta
  • Mu Kappa
  • National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI)
  • National Association for Music Education-Collegiate
  • Phi Alpha (social work honor society)
  • Phi Beta Lambda (PBL)
  • Pre-Health Society
  • Psi Chi (psychology honor society)
  • Run2Win peer academic mentoring
  • SBU Ambassadors
  • Sentrepact
  • Sigma Zeta (science and math honor society)
  • Social Work Club
  • Spanish Club
  • Student Athlete Advisory Council
  • Student Criminal Justice Society
  • Student Missouri State Teachers Association
  • Symphonic Winds Council
  • Theta Alpha Kappa (theology honor society)

Social Awareness

  • College Democrats
  • College Republicans
  • Freedom Club
  • Intercollegiate Studies Institute

Other Interests

  • 3D Printing Club
  • Army ROTC
  • Black Student Union
  • Disc Golf Club
  • Esports club team
  • Fencing Club
  • Horizons Project
  • Infuse Student Media
  • International Club
  • Intramural Sports
  • Rock Wall Club
  • Stitch the Stress
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