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Clubs and Activities

Plug in and serve the community in a way that fits you. ICC (the Inter-Club Council from the Office of Student Engagement) is a network of student club and organizations on campus. It is the official governing body for all student clubs and organizations. ICC meets once a month with all club presidents and the ICC advisor, the Coordinator of Student Programming. The Inter-Club Council strives to encourage co-curricular learning and personal development through intentional student engagement. Vanguard clubs and student organizations connect the campus community by creating diverse avenues for meaningful involvement. ICC supports the mission-driven work of clubs and student organizations and seeks to equip student leaders with vital skills and resources in order to make their organizations more effective, inclusive, impactful, and sustainable.

ABLE - Disability Support Club

A club that exists to raise awareness and promote advocacy for disabilities by cultivating a safe environment for meaningful dialogue and education to occur.

APIC - Asian Pacific Islander Club

APIC celebrates and explores the culture of Asian and Pacific Islander students.

BSU - Black Student Union

A club that exists to create a welcoming environment and community for all students to celebrate and learn about African American culture

Dust and Breath x VU

D&B exists to inspire, equip and encourage young men in their holistic discipleship to Jesus.

El Puente

A club to celebrate, educate, and empower people about Hispanic Culture.

First to VU

First 2 VU seeks to provide an atmosphere of inclusion and understanding that supports first-generation student’ academic growth and personal development.

Lamda Pi Eta

The purpose of Lambda Pi Eta is to encourage academic excellence and stimulating intellectual inquiry among members through activities such as inviting guest speakers, informing members of opportunities for research and involvement in professional associations, and presenting awards for outstanding contributions in the Communication discipline.

Vanguard House of Prayer

For those interested in praying for our school and current global matters.

VU Chanters

A club that creates a space for students to sing, educate, and spread the wonders and traditions of Gregorian Chant.

VU Forum - Political and Debate Club

VU Forum is a club for those that are interested in today’s politics and debates.


A club for those that wish to collaboratively educate students on the importance of our environment and creative strategies to preserve it.

Live2Free - Human Rights Club

Live2Free is a club that promotes advocating for human rights and social justice.


Vanguard's chapter of the American Chemical society (ACS), the world’s largest scientific society and one of the world’s leading sources of authoritative scientific information.

Sigma Alpha Omega

A club where women at Vanguard can come together as sisters and help one another in their walk with god. “one in Christ through Sisterhood.”

Veterans' Club

The Veterans' club supports veterans as they transition to the school environment. Through integration with the on-campus population, veterans and traditional students alike partner in serving the community.

Surf Club

Surf Club is a club for students who love to surf and for those who want to learn to surf. Come as you are, at any level.

The Mix

The Mix is a multi-racial club on campus whose purpose is to hear students’ stories, celebrate their diverse culture and promote an appreciation for all backgrounds.

Start A Club

  1. Find something you are interested in. This can be a hobby, social justice issue, culture of interest, national organization, etc.
  2. Find at least 10 other students that may potentially be interested in the club as well – these students do not have to commit to being in the club, but must agree that they are interested.
  3. Find a potential club advisor (read club advisor requirements).
  4. Fill out the Club Application.
  5. The Assistant Director of Student Programming and the Associate Dean of Students will review your application.
  6. Create a Club Charter (View sample charter).
  7. Submit the club charter to the Assistant Director of Student Programming and the Associate Dean of Students for approval.
  8. You will be contacted if your charter is approved, and with information regarding your next steps.
  9. Please note: Clubs can officially begin during the first week of each semester. You can still go through each of the above steps anytime during the school year, but your club will not be able to officially begin until the first week of the semester.

We invite you to take the next step