There are many opportunities for students to become involved in clubs and societies at PLNU. Check out a full list of all the clubs and societies below.
For more information about clubs or club leadership, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also stop by their office on the third floor of Nicholson Commons.
Academic & Professional Societies
Association of Environmental Professionals at Point Loma (AEPPL)
American Institution of Graphic Artists (AIGA)
Delta Alpha Pi (Honor Society for Students with Disabilities)
Delta Alpha Pi is an international honor society involved both on campus and in the community, raising awareness and supporting those with disabilities. Delta Alpha Pi recognizes full-time students who have either a physical or mental/learning disability and have at least a 3.10 GPA.
The PLNU Herpetological Society aims to educate and inform others about the many conservation issues facing reptiles and amphibians around the globe. We organize field trips, guest speakers, and community outreach events to help people experience and appreciate the field of herpetology.
The Kinesiology Society works to unite the three majors of the Department of Kinesiology through missions and recreational and educational activities. You do not have to be a member of the department to join us; all are welcome!
Phi Alpha Theta (History)
Phi Alpha Theta is a nationally recognized history honor society that exists to promote scholarship and create an atmosphere where intelligent ideas can be exchanged, especially through research. PAT participates in museum trips, research conferences, Colt forums, historical movie nights, and discussion dinners that seek to provide members with exciting and stimulating opportunities to present their research and broaden their knowledge of history.
Phi Upsilon Omicron (Consumer Science)
Phi Upsilon Omicron, PLNU’s family and consumer science honor society, exists to recognize and promote academic excellence, enhance leadership qualities, and encourage lifelong learning. We grow together in advancing the fields of family and consumer sciences by helping our school and community, and by improving the quality of life for individuals and families.
Pi Sigma Alpha (Political Science)
Pi Sigma Alpha, the national political science honor society, is the honor society for students of government and political science in the U.S. The purpose of Pi Sigma Alpha is to stimulate productive scholarship and intelligent interest in the subject of government, public affairs and service, political philosophy, and issues in public policy.
Point Loma Pre-Health Student Association (PLPHSA)
PLPHSA is a gathering of students with similar career goals of a future in the health field. Our goals are to create an atmosphere of support as pre-health students work toward this goal, provide opportunities for them to serve in the community, and facilitate ways in which they can get plugged in with health professionals.
Psi Chi (Psychology)
Psi Chi is PLNU’s chapter of the national honor society of psychology. The purpose of our chapter is to recognize academic excellence in our psychology students and help foster relationships within our department.
The Chemistry Society (SAACS) seeks to connect students who are passionate about chemistry and provide them with opportunities to explore how chemistry affects their lives. The club provides opportunities to serve the local community by working with elementary, middle, and high schools performing labs, demonstrations, and lectures.
Student California Teachers Association (SCTA)
The SCTA is a club focused on the education profession and its wonderful opportunities. We seek to serve the community of Point Loma, as well as our very own campus, through several exciting projects.
Student Dietetic Association (SDA)
SDA is a club for dietetic and nutrition students that is associated with the Department of Family & Consumer Sciences. We have monthly meetings, social outings, on-campus activities, networking opportunities, and volunteer opportunities.
Student Nurses Association Point Loma (SNAPL) is a local chapter of California Student Nurses Association (CSNA). The goal of SNAPL is to provide a community of support academically, emotionally, physically, and spiritually while promoting excellence and professionalism at PLNU and in the community through events and outreach projects.
Speech & Debate
PLNU’s Speech & Debate team has been ranked #1 in the nation for the last 20 years, according the National Parliamentary Debate Association’s (NPDA’s) yearlong rankings across all colleges and universities in the country.
Toastmasters is a public speaking club, with opportunities for membership with the organization Toastmasters International. As a group, we focus on improving our public speaking abilities to communicate more effectively in the classroom, with friends, during interviews, and in future careers.
Tri Beta (Biology)
Tri Beta is a national society for students dedicated to biological study and extending the boundaries of human knowledge through science. PLNU’s chapter of Tri Beta is committed to supporting our students, sponsoring lectures, organizing social ventures, and serving our community.
Music, Theatre, and the Arts
Guerilla Film Society
Key of Sea A Capella
Music Theatre Club is a place where people are able to see and perform songs from music theatre as well as learn from professionals in the industry. The club produces entirely student-run musicals and various variety shows throughout the year.
Point Loma Opera Theatre (PLOT)
PLOT is a group of students dedicated to the promotion, performance, and perfection of opera within its ranks and the community. The goal of PLOT is to promote opera in the community and provide needed opportunities for developing singers, directors, conductors, and instrumentalists with experience performing timeless music of cultural and historical significance.
Pointless A Capella
Pointless is an all-male a capella group with 12 – 18 members per year. Auditions are held in the fall and toward the end of spring.
Spoken Word Club
Multicultural Opportunities (MOSAIC)
MOSAIC (Multicultural Opportunities for Students Actively Involved in Community) is home to eight multicultural student organizations on campus. As we work, partner, and collaborate, our desire is to model what it means to live an inclusive multicultural community that embraces all those different backgrounds. MOSAIC intentionally seeks to deliver a cross-cultural, intercultural, and multicultural educational component in all our programming to create engagement across cultures.
Association of Latin American Students (ALAS)
ALAS is a club designed to provide a place for those students with a Latin background to express and share their culture together. Participants do not need to be Latin to join the club, and we raise cultural awareness in our community by hosting cultural events such as Carnaval Latino, salsa dancing, and other activities that expand on the Latin culture.
Asian Student Union (ASU)
ASU is all about cultural diversity. Our underlying goal is to have fun through the exposure of various Asian and Pacific cultures to the students around the PLNU community.
Black Student Union (BSU)
BSU emphasizes family, service to the community, and education about African American culture to the Point Loma community. BSU is a place for anyone and everyone!
Hui O’ Hawaii
Hui O’Hawaii is all about the aloha spirit and sharing with each other and the community. Our goal is to create a “home away from home” for all students, and share our unique spirit through fellowship, music, hula dancing, and our exquisite foods.
Team Barnabas Mentoring Program
The purpose of Team Barnabas is to provide personal support, assistance, social guidance, and positive campus survival skills to first-year students of color during their transition to PLNU by developing activities and interactions with upper-class students to address personal needs. TEAM Barnabas aims to increase the overall access, retention, and persistence rates of students of color.
Uniting National and International students Through Education (UNITE)
UNITE seeks to provide a social outlet for international students, missionary kids (MKs), third culture kids (TCKs), and military children while providing a means to bring domestic and international students together. The goal of this club is to assist international students with the transition to U.S. culture and society.
PLNU B.R.E.A.K exists to provide a safe and welcoming environment for students who wish to participate and learn more about gender equality issues in our society today.
PLNU's College Democrats club is an official chapter of the National College Democrats. College Democrats participate in community service efforts, volunteer work, and awareness, and hope to engage students in thinking deeply about real issues that affect millions of Americans.
PLNU’s College Republicans exists to provide a context for politically like-minded Republicans from all walks of life to convene and enjoy each other’s company, as well as provide a safe environment in which students might engage in political discussion. We are a welcoming group of friends who invite any and all to join us for our regular game and discussion nights, typically held on the first Tuesday of each month.
Fair Trade Club
Invisible Children Club
Schools for Schools, PLNU’s Invisible Children Club, is committed to spreading awareness of the atrocities occurring in central Africa and raising funds to support Sacred Heart Secondary School in northern Uganda. To accomplish these goals, the club plans a variety of fundraising events, including benefit concerts, documentary screenings, dodge ball tournaments, and comedy shows.
The Microfinance Club exists to provide awareness and professional experience in the field of microfinance. We do this through bringing highly regarded speakers to speak with students, providing gateways to internships and research opportunities, and spreading awareness of the need to help the underprivileged of the world who may live on less than $2 a day.
Students for Environmental Action and Awareness (SEAA)
SEAA promotes awareness of environmental issues and motivates the campus to care for creation. Participating in community service and conservation biology surveys play major roles in the club, in addition to the SEAA-founded community garden on campus.
Students in Free Enterprise (SIFE)
The PLNU SIFE team is dedicated to using skills learned in the Fermanian Business School’s classrooms to give back to high school students from low-income areas in San Diego County in partnership with Junior Achievement. The consultants adhere to the JA Company program to mentor their students through the process of creating and running a successful business.
Social Justice League
The PLNU TeSPA eSports club exists to provide an opportunity for the gaming population of the student body to get together to discuss, enjoy, and play the games they love. We hope to overcome the stigma associated with online and competitive gaming that it is not an antisocial activity, but rather a strong and valuable community.