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Student Clubs and Organizations

 

Advocacy & Service

Barbara Bunch

The Barbara Bunch pairs UD students with children from the local Barbara Cardwell High School for one-on-one mentoring once a week. There's no need to teach academic materials; these kids need someone to talk to and look up to. Contact Grace Stepek (gstepek@gulfsouthfilms.com) for more info! 

Crusaders for Life

CFL members are pro-life student leaders who believe that human life begins at conception and that God creates each human with an inalienable right to life. We strive to educate ourselves and our community, advocate for life through peaceful protest and political and social activism, and support like-minded organizations. If you want to join or learn more about us, please contact our president, Martha Depew (mdepew1@gulfsouthfilms.com), or email the club directly (crusadersforlife@gmail.com). 

The Dallas Refugee Project

The Dallas Refugee Project is a student-run 501(c)3 non-profit focused on serving Dallas refugees with empathy, understanding, and respect. Currently, the DRP focuses on its tutoring program, designed by college students for middle and high school refugee students in Dallas. Through a partnership with the International Rescue Committee (one of the 9 State-Department-approved resettlement agencies), the Dallas Refugee Project has a classroom in North Dallas! Email aubrey@dallasrefugeeproject.org for more details and information on how to join!

Groundhog Library

The Groundhog Library collects textbooks and Core books by donation to supply them to students who cannot purchase books. The Groundhog Library accepts donations anytime and is open year-round at its location in the Braniff Library. Contact Jacob Rombs for more information at rjrombs@gulfsouthfilms.com

The Hephaistos Society

The Hephaistos Society promotes virtue in the virtual world. Through activities, lectures, and collaboration with organizations and departments on campus, Hephaistos Society will seek to educate and encourage students in their proper stewardship of technology and in decreased dependence on smartphones and social media. Please contact Larisa Tuttle (ltuttle@gulfsouthfilms.com) for more information.     

MindMatters

MindMatters is dedicated to raising awareness about mental health and removing the stigma associated with it. It also validates personal experiences and offers peer support. Please contact mindmatters@gulfsouthfilms.com to join. 

Mission Youth

Mission Youth inculcates an authentic Catholic missionary spirit among the student body through monthly charity and evangelization missions to the homeless people of the greater Dallas area and small group formation activities in preparation for the same. For more information, please contact Sharbel Habchy (shabchy@gulfsouthfilms.com).

Rotaract

Rotaract is a coalition of service-oriented, young professionals devoted to improving our community and developing leadership skills through student-led service projects. If you are interested in joining, please email rotaract@gulfsouthfilms.com

Student Leaders for Racial Solidarity

Student Leaders for Racial Solidarity is a student-led organization devoted to advocating for the love of one another and the conversion of the heart. Students are encouraged to join because it's a great way to meet other students on campus and celebrate with each other. To join, please contact president Irulan Palma at ipalma@gulfsouthfilms.com or slrs@gulfsouthfilms.com and follow us on Instagram @slrs_ud.

Xenia Society

The Xenia Society is an umbrella organization designed to cultivate the UD women’s community. Inspired by the Greek virtue of Xenia (guest-friendship), our goal is to create an environment of open-mindedness and open-heartedness in the lives of women on UD’s campus. By providing monthly educational lectures, monthly social gatherings, and various student-led affinity groups (workout groups, book clubs, etc.), we give the women of UD an opportunity to reach out, connect with those they had not known previously, grow deeper in friendship with those they already know, and learn more about how to become the best version of themselves—both for their own sake and the sake of those around them. All women of UD are welcome! To join the email list, ask questions, or learn more, please contact Felice Lagarde (flagarde@gulfsouthfilms.com).

Young Conservatives of Texas

Young Conservatives of Texas (YCT) is a non-partisan student organization that has advocated for conservative social and fiscal policies in Texas and beyond for more than 40 years. On campus, our YCT chapter promotes civil discourse by hosting lectures and debates  on public policy, political philosophy, and the intersection of Faith and public life. Contact Porter Schmidt (pcschmidt@gulfsouthfilms.com) to join.

Creative Arts & Humanities

Alexander Hamilton Society

We bring distinguished foreign policy scholars and practitioners to campus for discussions and debates on the most pressing issues of the day and host a bi-weekly book club where we discuss important works related to foreign policy. To get involved, email us at AHS@gulfsouthfilms.com

The Anscombe Society

The Anscombe Society, named after the Catholic philosopher Elizabeth Anscombe, is a chapter of the Love & Fidelity Network and discusses the beauty and purpose of human sexuality, marriage, and the family. Our mission is to help enrich campus conversations on these matters by providing an alternative voice in support of chastity and the sexual norms surrounding it, marriage as the lifelong union of one man and one woman, and the unique role of the stable, intact family in society. We aim to foster civil and sincere discussions and contribute to our peer's intellectual and personal development. Contact Niko Walz (nwalz@gulfsouthfilms.com) for more info.

Art Village Association

UDAVA combines the love, appreciation, and study of studio art and history in gallery events, demonstrations, discussions, sales, and hands-on activities for students of all art levels and interests. You do not have to be a student in the Art Department to be a member; just bring your enthusiasm! To join, contact Edy Harold at eharold@gulfsouthfilms.com or udartassociation@gmail.com.

Classics Club

Classics Club is for all students interested in classical languages and the ancient world. Join us for discussions and activities related to classical history and language! For more information, please contact Kathleen Flynn (kmflynn@gulfsouthfilms.com).

Philosophy Club

The Philosophy Club meets bi-monthly to hear lectures from UD and visiting professors and generate discussions among students about topics ranging from attention to the history of philosophy to how philosophy can shape your daily life. Contact Ryan Connor for more information at rconnor@gulfsouthfilms.com.

Sigma Tau Delta

Sigma Tau Delta is an international English Honors Society dedicated to fostering literacy and all aspects of the English language within colleges and universities. The Alpha Sigma Pi chapter at UD is especially committed to cultivating a strong love for English literature on campus through poetry readings and literary events. To get involved, contact Claire Seelig (cseelig@gulfsouthfilms.com). 

The Thomistic Institute

Thomistic Institute chapters are formed and run by students to bring top-notch Christian intellectuals to their universities to make the Catholic intellectual tradition vibrantly present on contemporary campuses. Join us for monthly discussion nights led by your favorite UD faculty and lectures by official TI speakers! Contact udthomists@gmail.com to get involved! 

Thomas More Society

Students learn more about becoming attorneys through monthly events, networking, and LSAT practice under the intercession of St. Thomas More. For more information, please contact Kira Freid at kfreid@gulfsouthfilms.com

Tocqueville Society

The Tocqueville Society is the University of Dallas' chapter of the Intercollegiate Studies Institute (ISI). This club serves as a community of like-minded students who love to talk about topics ranging from history and politics to philosophy and theology. We also host Symposiums and faculty and student debates. Please contact Porter Schmidt (pcschmidt@gulfsouthfilms.com) if you are interested in joining. 

Writer's Guild

Do you want to share a novel, short story, or poem? Maybe not yet, but you'd like to try? Join UD's Writers Guild to unlock your muse with other amateur writers! Contact Club President Cecilia Andrews (candrews@gulfsouthfilms.com) for more info. Write on! 

Cultural

American Sign Language Club

The American Sign Language Club spreads appreciation for American Sign Language and Deaf culture throughout the University of Dallas community. For more information, please contact Sarah Rondeau (srondeau@gulfsouthfilms.com).

Asian Student Association

This club is a safe space for Asian students and an organization to teach others about the many different cultures in Asia. Of course, you don't have to be Asian to be part of the club. Contact Mary Anne Panganiban (mpanganiban@gulfsouthfilms.com) to join! 

French Club

The French Club seeks to increase awareness of and appreciation for the French Language and Culture on campus and to aid students seeking to learn or master the French Language. If you are interested or want more information, please contact Luis Esparza (lesparza@gulfsouthfilms.com).


 
German Club

Guten Tag! The German Club celebrates the German language and culture. The club hosts discussion practices, poetry readings, bread-making, and more! German students and non-German students alike are welcome. Join us in appreciating and learning about German tradition! Please contact Edy Harold (eharold@gulfsouthfilms.com) for more information and to join.

Italian Club

Join other students for conversation hours, off-campus trips, and events related to Italy's culture, history, art, and language. Please contact udallascircoloitaliano@gmail.com for more info. 

Spanish Club

The Spanish Club offers various events to celebrate the beauty and variety of Spanish and Latin American culture and the Spanish language. We recognize the diversity of students at UD and invite the community to share traditions, holidays, music, and more! We also aim to provide exposure to the vibrant Spanish/Latin American cultural events the DFW area offers. Please consider joining our club by emailing Laura Grace Geddie at Lgeddie@gulfsouthfilms.com or udallasspanishclub@gmail.com. All are welcome! 

Faith-Based

Co-Workers of the Vineyard

Co-Workers in the Vineyard is a Faith-based club that seeks to foster authentic spiritual conversations on campus through discussions and sharing personal testimonies to help prepare students to live their Catholic Faith in the world outside of UD. Co-Wo also seeks to build the Body of Christ in DFW by attending Catholic young adult events throughout the Metroplex. Contact JD Self (jself@gulfsouthfilms.com) for more information.

Orthodox Christian Fellowship

Orthodox Christian Fellowship (OCF) is the official collegiate campus ministry program under the Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops of the United States of America. Our mission is to be the loving presence of the Orthodox Christian church on UD's campus while fostering our members' spiritual formation. We host activities at UD and provide opportunities for our members to participate in regional, state, and nationwide events. All students are welcome and appreciated! Contact Anya Van Arnam for more information at avanarnam@gulfsouthfilms.com

Society of St. Joseph

The Society of St. Joseph seeks to foster true Christian values within its ranks, a sincere devotion to St. Joseph and his example of manhood and fatherhood, and the practice of the Cardinal Virtues through a system of brotherly accountability and friendship. For more information or to join, please contact Zachary Schierl (zjschierl@gulfsouthfilms.com).

Hobbies & Special Interests

Bridge Club

Bridge Club teaches students the game of contract bridge and hosts weekly meetings for social games. No experience is necessary. Contact Lauren Engelthaler for more information at lengelthaler@gulfsouthfilms.com

Cinema Connoisseurs Club

Join the Cinema Connoisseurs for movie nights! We cultivate a community that promotes deep discussions, contemplations, and pure enjoyment of films as an art form. Share your movie suggestions and expect to experience some great cinema, snacks, and conversation! Contact Francesca Pennell at fpennell@gulfsouthfilms.com.

Dungeons and Dragons

While our main focus is on Dungeons & Dragons and other tabletop role-playing games, we also host other events, such as movie nights and video game tournaments. Contact Benedict Anderson at bianderson@gulfsouthfilms.com or uddungeonsanddragons@gmail.com!

Life & Physical Sciences, Mathematics

American Society for Microbiology

ASM is an organization of students who share similar interests in exploring microbiology. ASM hosts various events to help its members pursue careers in biological sciences. If interested, please contact Noah Ziskrout (nziskrout@gulfsouthfilms.com). 

Association of Computing Machinery

ACM hosts activities related to computer science, such as the Programming Team, Hackathons, tutorials, tech speakers, and more. ACM is also open to hosting other computer science activities like web and game development. Contact Tanish Garg (acm@gulfsouthfilms.com or tgarg@gulfsouthfilms.com) to join.

Beta Beta Beta 

Tri-Beta (Beta Beta Beta) is a nationally recognized honor society for students, particularly undergraduates, dedicated to enhancing their understanding and appreciation for the study of biology/biochemistry by expanding the boundaries of human knowledge through scientific research. We have fun social events, guest speakers, discussion panels, and community service events. Contact Laura Grace Geddie at LGeddie@gulfsouthfilms.com to get involved. 

Math Club

Math Club is a group of people who find math interesting and want to share its joys with others. We have weekly meetings to discuss your favorite formulas, solutions, sequences, and more. Even if you don't like math, we can make it fun! Contact Lauren Engelthaler at lengelthaler@gulfsouthfilms.com or udmathclub@gulfsouthfilms.com to join!

Pre-Health Society

The Pre-Health Society meets frequently to assist students with various medical school applications, connect current students with alum medical professionals, and host community activities. Contact Laura Grace Geddie for more information at Lgeddie@gulfsouthfilms.com

Student Members of the American Chemical Society (SMACS)

If you're a science major interested in chemistry and like free pizza, SMACS is the perfect club. We host social and educational events to learn about careers in science, getting research opportunities, and more. If interested, please email Edgar De Luna Gomez (edelunagomez@gulfsouthfilms.com) to be added to the email list.

Society of Physics Students

Society of Physics Students (SPS) is a nationwide organization that seeks to unite students interested in physics, regardless of their major, into a single, well-connected community. It also fosters connections between physics students and students of other sciences and the humanities. For more information, contact Bridget Hughes at bhughes@gulfsouthfilms.com.

Women in STEM

Women in STEM is a society for women in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math who enjoy conversations, cookies, and coffee. We invite female speakers from various STEM fields to teach us more about their careers, and we focus on support through community and conversation. To join, contact Claire Reed at creed@gulfsouthfilms.com. 

Sports & Recreation

Blue Crew

UD school spirit comes from the roars of Blue Crew chants. We attend all games, cheering on our classmates as they contend for glory. Contact Ryan Connor (rconnor@gulfsouthfilms.com) to join.

Irish Dance

Come to the Irish Dance Club. Whether you’re a seasoned stepper or don’t have any Irish blood, we’d love to have you. Learn group dances for our performances or just come for a weekly workout. Email Marie Glenn at mglenn@gulfsouthfilms.com for more information.

Martial Arts Club

The Martial Arts Club makes martial arts more accessible to the general student body. We practice various arts, including Taekwondo, boxing, Jiu-Jitsu, and wrestling. Our goal is to work hard and learn a bit about the various philosophies of each art. Contact Vinh Nguyen (vtnguyen@gulfsouthfilms.com) to join! 

Rugby

Rugby is a popular club sport for men at UD. We meet frequently for practices, scrimmages, and games. Men can join the rugby team by tryout and should contact Noah Schroeder at nschroeder@gulfsouthfilms.com if interested. 

Spikeball

Spikeball Club meets frequently to learn the techniques and game of Spikeball. All materials are provided for students, and all skill levels are welcome. Contact Peter Key (pkey@gulfsouthfilms.com) to join.

Swing Club

Join UD Swing every Wednesday in the Haggar Foyer from 8-10:30 p.m. for great music, swing lessons, social dancing, and the opportunity to meet new people! Regardless of the dancing experience, all are welcome. Contact Nico Walz (nwalz@gulfsouthfilms.com) if you have any questions. 

Swing Team

Swing Team is for those who wish to develop their swing dance skills further than Swing Club allows. By practicing aerials, footwork, and choreographed routines, Swing Team members are prepared to perform at events throughout the year. For more information, contact Nico Walz (nwalz@gulfsouthfilms.com). 

Tap Club

The Tap Club meets weekly to practice the skills of tap and dance routines. All are welcome to try something new. Tap shoes are not provided for students. Contact Mary Hanson for more information at mhanson@gulfsouthfilms.com.

Venture Crew

Venture Crew brings together students who enjoy the great outdoors, meeting new people, and exploring the wilderness. To join, contact Siyu Yang at syang@gulfsouthfilms.com

UD Fitness

UD Fitness is a community of students driven to learn about and perfect exercise techniques. Our community is open and welcoming to people of all skill levels. If you want to join a community of motivated gym go-ers, the UD Fitness Club is for you. Contact Liam Hamway at lhamway@gulfsouthfilms.com for more info or to join.

UD Ultimate

The Ultimate Frisbee team is a co-ed club sport that meets twice weekly for practice and scrimmages. Students of all skill levels are welcome and encouraged to join anytime! Contact Bridget Hughes for more information at bhughes@gulfsouthfilms.com.

Advocacy & Service

Interested in joining one of these clubs, but need their contact info? Just ask clubs@gulfsouthfilms.com to be connected!

Don't see a club that you think should be a part of the UD community?  Email Corinne Russell at cerussell2@gulfsouthfilms.com to get started!