Clubs & Organizations
Our 25+ clubs and organizations are as creative as our students. Expand your experience beyond the classroom by joining a club! We have clubs for visual arts, music, performing arts, advocacy and more.
- Advocacy & Service
- Identity Based
- Literary & Media Arts
- Performing Arts
- Visual Arts
- Wellness & Recreation
National Society of Collegiate Scholars
The National Society of Collegiate Scholars (NSCS) is an honors organization that recognizes and elevates high achievers. NSCS provides career and graduate school connections, leadership and service opportunities, and offers nearly half a million dollars in scholarships annually. NSCS members are deeply committed to scholarship, leadership, and service and as a result, are impacting their campus and local communities every day.
Students are invited by the national chapter of the organization to join based on their GPA, and the UArts chapter of NSCS hosts an induction ceremony each fall during UArts Weekend. Group members host study nights and de-stress events for the campus community every semester that are open to all students.
Artists for Environmental Consciousness Today (AFECT)
AFECT works to facilitate conversation and social mobilization within the UArts community to address sustainability and our responsibility pertaining to Earth.
Delta Sigma Theta Sorority
Delta Sigma Theta is an organization of college educated women committed to the constructive development of its members and to public service with a primary focus on the black community.
Join this organization to engage in politics! UArts Democrats hosts events that use art to foster political discussions!
Fore more information, check out their Facebook page: UArts Dems.
UArts One Love
The purpose of One Love is to support the national One Love organization in its mission of raising awareness of domestic abuse and relationship violence.
For more information about the One Love national organization, check out their website.
African Diaspora Collective
The African Diaspora Collective (ADC) is an organization dedicated to the betterment of the University of the Arts through diversity programming, community outreach and cultural awareness. ADC strives to develop a strong body of student leaders enthusiastic about the success and unity of all minorities on and off campus!
Through active cultural programming such as the ADC Poetry Slam, Chill and Chat discussion groups, and much more, the African Diaspora Collective, along with partnering student organizations, is building a better UArts.
Follow ADC On:
- INSTAGRAM & TWITTER: Uarts_ADC
- FACEBOOK: UArts ADC
Chinese Association at UArts
This group shares Chinese culture with the UArts student body and provides a place for our Chinese student population to connect.
Christian Fellowship is a faith-based community on campus. The mission and vision are simple – leading people to see God for who he really is. They create an environment where everyone feels loved, heard, and encouraged by the power of Jesus.
“…From beginning to end he’s there, towering far above everything, everyone. So spacious is he, so roomy, that everything of God finds its proper place in him without crowding. Not only that, but all the broken and dislocated pieces of the universe—people and things, animals and atoms—get properly fixed and fit together in vibrant harmonies....” – Colossians 1:18-20 MSG
In a community, it’s important to understand that everyone stems from different backgrounds, beliefs, and experiences. Collectively, Christian Fellowship comes together as one to work for the greater purpose in which God has designed. Through weekly meetings, dinners, worship nights, and more, Christian Fellowship aims to provide a place to grow in faith and friendships.
This is the UArts chapter of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People.
UArts Korean Association
The University of the Arts Korean Association’s mission is to support Korean students who are affiliated with the University of the Arts. The UArts Korean Association gives students more opportunities to exchange academic, artistic and collaborative ideas with its members. They work to promote friendship and international exchange with other UArts students while hosting Korean cultural events on campus to expose the University community to Korean culture.
For more information, visit the UArts Korean Association's Facebook page: UArts Korean Student Association-UKA
Media Now engages the community through media arts. They put together short videos and podcasts that highlight artists' work as well as art events throughout the Philadelphia area.
For more information about this organization, check out their Facebook page: UArts Media Now.
TinyCloset Collective is a safe space where writers and performers of all kinds can come together to critically analyze performance poetry, create their own pieces, discuss, and critique each other's work. They create work as individuals, as well as a collective, with the intention of sharing their work with outside audiences. They especially focus on making their work applicable to Poetry Slams vs. Open Mics or Poetry Readings.
They invite outside artists of all kinds to hold workshops to encourage inspiration and explore a variety of creative poetic structures and their relationship with the page and the stage.
B Natural A Capella Club
B Natural A Capella Club encourages collaboration between students through music and vocals. Members of this organization will bond through the use of musical harmonies without accompaniment. This club's mission is to join students together with a common interest in A Capella singing. They serve as an elite music performance group and a means of entertainment to the school.
Coffee Cup Cabaret
Coffee Cup Cabaret, aka C³, is a student organization at The University of the Arts. Founded in 2016, C³ allows UArts students to produce musical theater cabarets and coffeehouses, providing performance and production opportunities to students across all departments. C³ aims to create new works out of previously written material, making theater that raises awareness of issues pertaining to the artistic community.
eXcel aims to uplift and encourage students/dancers to get out of their comfort zone. eXcel is open to all and specializes in Heels dance and exploring movement. This group's goal is to focus on femininity and love for the body while dancing and showcasing sexy as a form of powerful beauty.
No Joke is a sketch comedy group that writes and performs their own material. Join them to collaborate in writing material, or come out to enjoy one of their shows.
Pick-a-Play gives opportunities to the UArts community to practice cold readings of plays and to expose members to as many plays as possible.
Playground Champions is dedicated to putting on amazing and unique improv performances that have never been seen and will never be seen again! Join their troupe and practice your improv skills or come out to one of their performances. Students are bound to enjoy their unique style and wacky personalities.
Check out their Facebook page for information on performances, workshops, and auditions: Playground Champions.
The Royals Band Dance Line
The Royals Band Dance Line is a j-sette performance team that focuses on bringing a different style of dance to UArts. The j-sette style is a mix of jazz dance and urban movements. They perform stands and field shows with full costumes and also teach workshops to students with any level of dance experience! Auditions are held every fall to join the team.
For more information, check out their website.
Shadow Cast Club
The Shadow Cast club offers opportunities to enrich education in the theatrical arts by providing a safe space to perform and create in new and unfamiliar roles while providing entertainment for the University of the Arts community.
Workshops at 1401
Workshops at 1401 provides a safe and open space to for students to take and lead dance classes and show and see choreographic work.
Gallery One Collective
Gallery One Collective is a student-run art gallery dedicated to providing members with a space in which to show work, curate exhibitions and experiment. Gallery One Collective offers an area for expression beyond the classroom and provides an added incentive for students to make work worthy of being shown to a greater public. The gallery is also a space for visiting artists to display their work and in return, students can learn how to work together with outside artists as well as learn how a gallery functions.
Metal Forging and Casting Club
The Metal Forging Club explores various techniques of working with metal, specifically those involving the casting and forging of molten metal into tools, figures, and other pieces both utilitarian and aesthetic.
UArts Comics and Prints
Join UArts Comics and Prints to create collaborative comics, zines, and prints and to attend local comic conventions to get your work seen!
Creative Art Therapies
The purpose of this organization is to create more opportunities, internships, and community for and among the students in the art therapy major. Students can join this organization to learn more about art therapy or participate in their events as a way to enjoy the benefits of art therapy.
The purpose of this organization is to promote interest and hands on experience with Virtual Reality (VR) as well as to play Dungeon and Dragons and bond over all things games!
Lift Every Voice
This organization aims to provide a safe space were individuals can freely express and exchange their thoughts and emotions as they relate to specific topics that impact their day to day lives.
Salsa Club provides students a way to meet new people, learn and practice salsa dance, and stay active. You don't have to know salsa or be a dancer to participate. Each meeting involves a lesson and then time to practice!