ValpoU Orgs

Valparaiso University hosts dozens of volunteer based nonprofit organizations. This list includes any organization that provides support or enrichment to the Valparaiso community. Unfortunately the many amazing student run organizations that do not serve the community are not included in this list. Over a hundred Valparaiso University volunteer organizations are catalogued into five easy to navigate categories: Direct Community Service, Non-Profit Support, Student Enrichment, Religious Organizations and Positive Social Organizations.

(To quickly find a category use “Search” function to the right.)

Direct Community Service: traditional volunteer work

Circle K: a service and volunteer organization that works and serves with the greater valpo community

Chemistry Club: environmental activism (beach clean-ups at the Indiana Dunes)

Building Tomorrow: a primarily fundraising group that raises money to fund projects all over the world (Facebook)

Earthtones: dedicated to the principles of conservation, recycling, and environmentalism.

Emergency Management Organization (VEMO): dive into the Emergency Management path through taking classes and gaining real life experience.

PreMed Club: make a difference in surrounding communities and to be dedicated to the continuation of undergraduate success

Service Trips: spend a week of your break  changing the world, yourself, and your view on one of our service trips!

Valpo Emergency Management Organization: VEMO is a new student run Emergency Management Organization at Valparaiso University that was founded in December 2016.

Valpo Bells: We are Valparaiso University’s one-and-only hand bell choir, working together to perform music in perfect harmony in the chapel and in the community!

VITA Tax assistance: (volunteer to help) free tax help to low- to moderate-income people who cannot prepare their own tax returns.

Working Across Vocations Everywhere through Service (WAVES): service-based organization consisting of University students that work to design projects for underdeveloped community (Facebook)

5 Year PA Club: We work to build a community of students within our major and the university through service and education.

 

Non-Profit Support: work with larger non-profits at the local community level

American Red Cross Club: a group that works with the national organization and organizes blood drives across campus (Facebook)

Colleges Against Cancer: Colleges Against Cancer is also in charge of putting on Valparaiso University’s Relay for Life.

College Mentors for Kids:  a program that pairs college students with the most with the kids who need it most.

Counseling Center: Learning to balance things such as academics, athletics, organizations, work, family, and friends is challenging

Kids On Campus initiative: Valpo faculty and local teachers – led by the late Dr. Alan Bloom, created this academic summer camp for school-aged kids.

Interlink: INTERLINK offers a rigorous curriculum on the university campus that includes in- and out-of-class assignments, such as group discussion, interviews, library research, community involvement, writing projects, and presentations.

OADE: offer compassionate, unbiased, and nonjudgmental assessment, counseling, and referrals.

Relay for Life: community based fundraising event

SAAFE: We work to educate and advocate for Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention.

Safe Zone: dedicated safe spaces on campus for LGBTQ people to connect with allies to the community.

Science Olympiad: organizes a yearly Science Olympiad competition for local students from middle through high school

St. Baldrick’s: The St. Baldrick’s Foundation is a volunteer-powered charity that funds more in childhood cancer research grants than any organization except the U.S. government.

TEDxValpariso University: Aiming to challenge convention with a constructive attitude, we hope to inspire change and innovation that spreads beyond the Northwest Indiana campus.

Voices for Animals: awareness of ongoing animal rights issues […] give passionate students a structured environment to engage in the movement.

 

Educational Enrichment: grow with other students at Valparaiso University

Acabellas: composing, learning and performing music all the while building relationships with others.

CAPS Fellows Program, develop sense of Calling And Purpose in Society

Commuter Student Organization: hold events throughout the year such as CSO Game Night, CSO Sleepover, or volunteering as a group in the community

Civic Reflection Initiative (CRI) network of students trained in the skill of leading reflective conversation as a fundamental dimension of leadership and service

Institute for Leadership and Service: preparing students for lives of leadership and service

Federation Newsletter: VALPO is published two times a year by Valparaiso University Integrated Marketing and Communications

Graduate Student Advisory Council (“GSAC”): GSAC meets monthly during Fall and Spring semesters to address issues of concern to graduate students, plan activities, and make recommendations to the Graduate School, program directors, and the Graduate Educational Policy Committee.

Lighter: The Lighter is an award-winning university journal of literature and art that welcomes submissions from all undergraduate, graduate, and law students of Valparaiso University in any kind of prose, poetry, or visual art.

Pathways to Purpose Speaker Series is one of the central programs of Valparaiso University’s Institute for Leadership and Service

SMART: attend workshops designed to develop leadership skills such as time management, study skills, and cultural competency.

TorchThe Torch is the award-winning, student-run newspaper of Valparaiso University. All content is created by students for the purpose of disseminating information to the campus and abroad.

Valpo: volunteer your time and expertise while aiding students in their professional development.

VUTV News: Our commitment to keeping our community informed drives everything we do at VUTV.

Young Life Valparaiso University: Young Life is an “everyone welcome” community of leaders and teens.

 

Greek Life: Fraternity and Sorority groups at Valparaiso University

Alpha Phi Omega (APO): co-ed fraternity to develop leadership, promote friendship, provide service to humanity (Blog)

Chi Alpha: movement of college-age men and women earnestly following the life and teachings of Jesus Christ

Dance Marathon:is to raise money for the patients and families of the Ann and Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago.

Fraternity and Sorority Judicial Board:may act in fraternity/sorority matters at the discretion of the Dean of Students.

Interfraternity Council (for men):Promote mutual cooperation between the IFC and Valparaiso University, its students, faculty, staff, and local community.

Panhellenic Council (for women):six sororities that focus on academic achievement, leadership development, community service, sisterhood, and involvement.

Order of Omega (Greek Life honorary): based on excellence in leadership, academics, involvement, and service.

Sigma Alpha Iota: encourage service for and through music on the campus, in the community, in the nation, and throughout the world.

Tau Beta Pi: participates in volunteer activities and serves as the engine behind several College of Engineering traditions.

-Fraternity

Kappa Alpha Psi: answered the call to service by proudly serving
Lambda Chi Alpha:  become more of a brother towards one another
Phi Delta Theta: personal development and the lifelong values of friendship, sound learning and rectitude
Phi Kappa Psi: organization that focuses on contributing to the betterment of one’s character, integrity and academics
Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia: mutual welfare and brotherhood of musical students
Phi Sigma Kappa:  pursuit of this Purpose so that the ideals of Phi Sigma Kappa
Pi Kappa Alpha: brothers come together for a great afternoon on the course and in the clubhouse.
Sigma Chi: designed in every worthy way to enhance such helpfulness.
Sigma Phi Epsilon: By fostering an environment that promotes higher education and fraternalism, we believe that men are made better by joining our fraternity.
Sigma Pi: A fellowship of kindred minds united in brotherhood

 

-Sorority

Chi Omega: unequaled opportunities for personal growth and development.
Gamma Phi Beta: philanthropic organizations supported Girls on the Run, Building Strong Girls, Moonball (Facebook)
Kappa Delta: shared values and building confidence in women and girls
Kappa Kappa Gamma: participating in philanthropies that hit close to home to fun sisterhood activities
Pi Beta Phi: cultivate leadership potential and enrich lives through community service
Sigma Lambda Gamma: five principles which include academics, community service, cultural awareness, morals & ethics and social interaction.

 

Religious Organizations: serving alongside faith based organizations on campus

ACTS: Activating Community Through Service

Athena Society Campus Crusade for Christ (CRU): students who work together to grow in a deeper relationship with God while serving others

BRO:Brother’s Reaching Out: faith based men’s fellowship that is focused on growing together (Facebook)

Campus Crusade: Campus Crusade Is an interdenominational ministry committed to reaching those that do not know Christ and encouraging those that do know Christ.

Chapel of the Resurrection : worship, mentoring, pastoral care, and spiritual nurture (Facebook)

Christian Ministry Network : ministry with ecumenical and parachurch partners

Greek Intervarsity Christian Fellowship (Greek IV): Greek Intervarsity provides a fellowship for members of Greek organizations to gather and fellowship around Bible study, worship and special events.

Intervarsity Christian Fellowship (IVCF): In response to God’s love, grace, and truth, Intervarsity Christian Fellowship provides a fellowship of students dedicated to uniting believers in Jesus Christ, manifested in worshiping and witnessing communities.

Kantorei: Chapel Choir, by audition (Facebook)

Peer Ministry :residential and cohort ministry (Facebook)

SALT :Social Action Leadership Team (Facebook)

SIS: Sisters in Spirit student-led Bible Study for women at Valparaiso University (Facebook)

St. Teresa’s Campus Ministry:one of the best ways to enjoy college is to get involved (Facebook)

 

Positive Social Organizations: Growing alongside virtuous peers

Asian American Pacific Islander: to create a welcoming environment for students of Asian or Pacific Islander heritage.

Black Student Organization: promotes pride and cultural awareness of the African American culture through various programs and activities.

Chinese Students Association (CSA): Driven by the purpose of fostering leadership development through the coordination of cultural, educational, and awareness projects

CLUBS: organize events and activities for alumni and others in the (local) area with Valpo connections.

Indian Students Association (ISA): To learn more about the Valparaiso University Indian Students Association, see link.

Kurdish Students Organization (KSO): Represents the current community of students from Kurdistan at Valpo to communicate with fellow students on campus as well as the community of the city of Valparaiso

The Lighter: When the book is released, a coffeehouse is held to celebrate, make crafts, and participate in an open mic.

LIVE: To promote education of and appreciation for the Latino culture

Muslim Students Association (MSA): To learn more about the Valparaiso University Indian Students Association, see link.

Saudi Students Association (SSA):To learn more about the Valparaiso University Indian Students Association, see link. (Facebook)

Valparaiso International Students Association (VISA): The Valparaiso International Student Association is dedicated to supporting, educating, and enhancing an inclusive campus environment among international and American students. (Facebook)

Valparaiso University African Student Association (ASA): The primary purpose of the organization is to bring together people of African descent on campus and in the community of Valparaiso University.

ValpoAlliance: Alliance, group of students who support the LGBT community (Facebook)

ValpoYoga: Classes will all be beginner level and incorporate meditation. Weekly collection for various charities. (Facebook)

VAN: Join our team of 1,000 volunteers.

VU Television: volunteers can join staff to provide you with the best TV programming!

If your group is not represented please contact us. Synopsis is taken from website. If you would like to change sentence please send us correction. Missing organizations are due to an oversight and we would like to add your org to our list. Please include your Organization’s name, type of volunteer service you provided, contact information and website and/or Facebook page.