Clubs & Organizations
UArts is home to over 30 clubs and organizations that are just as creative as our students.
Expand your experience beyond the classroom by joining a club! There's something for everyone including visual arts, music, performing arts, advocacy and more.
Click on each club to learn more and to contact them.
The African Diaspora Collective (ADC) is a student led organization dedicated to saturating the University of the Arts community in diverse programming, community outreach and cultural awareness for students of African descent (emphasizing African American and Latinx communities).
The Chinese Association at UArts (CAU) was created to welcome Chinese students to UArts, build community and provide support while transitioning into the campus community. This organization welcomes anyone who wants to join!
Christian Fellowship is a place for students to come to talk about God in a safe and open environment. They seek to share the message of Jesus throughout campus by lifting one another up.
The Epsilon Phi (Philadelphia City-Wide) Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. was chartered on March 27, 1966. This chapter serves Drexel University, Jefferson University, St. Joe's University, LaSalle University and University of the Arts! This organization is a sisterhood of predominantly Black women, founded at Howard University on January 13th, 1913.
Every Nation Campus UArts is the UArts chapter of the Every Nation Campus movement organized by Freedom Church. The student chapter is a church-based Christian organization that loves Jesus and strives to build a fun and supportive community.
The Men of Color Dance Coalition aims to unite Black men within the Dance community at the University of the Arts. Through events like resume workshops, team building sessions and social gatherings, the coalition will mold the future of Black men in Dance.
The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) UArts Chapter works to establish community through various acts of service. They use their platform and creative outlets to inspire and cultivate an environment where they can define excellence for themselves while bringing together all people of color. The NAACP UArts Chapter works to ingrain anti-racist values within the UArts community, from the student body to the administration.
UArts Korean Association (UKA) is a student-run organization that supports Korean students at UArts. The UKA plans activities and events to celebrate Korean culture with the UArts community.
B-Natural is a vocal ensemble that works on material from all genres of music. They have a focus on a cappella, but often include accompaniment work as well.
Coffee Cup Cabaret is UArts' cabaret troupe, dedicated to putting on musical theater cabarets and coffeehouses in a safe and supportive space that is open to students of all majors. They aim to cultivate student creativity and collaboration through performance, rehearsal and outreach within the UArts and Philadelphia community.
eXsel aims to uplift, empower and change the mindsets of sex appeal. With a focus on dancing in heels, they create safe spaces for young women to be comfortable with who they are.
Ignite Dance Collective emphasizes the importance of versatility for working artists. By training in commercial dance form, their members focus on authentic expression, accountability and creating a loving and supportive community. Ignite members also build useful skill sets while learning choreography and delivering various performances.
The Laughing Wild Theater Company is a student-run theater company focused on producing musicals and lighthearted, comedic shows. The company is open to students of all majors.
For over 150 years, No Joke has been UArts' resident sketch comedy troupe. No Joke features an array of live performances, digital content and the occasional fire alarm... and that's no joke!
Pick-A-Play offers students a chance to explore any kind of play of their choice. They read theater plays and student-written plays—providing a casual, safe space for students to share their writing.
Playground Champions is a collective of students using the format of improvisational comedy to build a community at UArts. With the support of the ensemble, improvisers are encouraged to find their own voice and break out of their comfort zone through laughter and the art of comedy.
The Shadow Cast Club offers opportunities to enrich students' education in theater arts. They provide a safe space to perform and create in new and unfamiliar roles while entertaining the UArts community. The Shadow Cast Club celebrates individuality and creativity through their annual Rocky Horror Picture Show shadow cast performance and other programing.
The Royals Band Dance Line is dedicated to embodying and continuing the principles, traditions and culture of Historically Black College and University marching bands. They put an emphasis on a sense of community and family with every count, formation and step.
UArts Ballet Ensemble is a performance based organization that offers open membership to all students who are willing to further their experience in the art of Ballet. Diversity plays an important role in the principles of UArts Ballet Ensemble. Their mission is to spread the art and history of Ballet to the UArts community.
Workshops at 1401 aims to be a safe space for unbounded expressions of artistic and physical movements in a variety of settings. They care for and curate pop-up spaces which serve as a touchstone for members' thoughts, projects, interests and more.
Gallery One Collective is the only student-run gallery on campus. They showcase student work to the UArts and Greater Philadelphia community.
Media Now engages the community through media arts. They put together short videos that highlight artists' work and events throughout the Philadelphia area.
The Metal Forging & Casting Club explores various techniques of working with metal. Specifically, they work with techniques involving the casting and forging of molten metal into tools, figures and other utilitarian or aesthetic pieces. All students are welcome to join as no prior experience is necessary.
UArts Comics & Prints focuses on having fun while creating different comics and zines. They host drawing workshops that teach techniques such as zine making and exquisite corpse, display artwork around campus and have a table at local functions. They also host social events such as movie nights and hangouts around the city.
Lift Every Voice is a student-led motivation and self-awareness group where every voice matters. Their mission is to help people connect with themselves and others in order to expand who they are and who they want to be. Their mantra is "Breathe. Talk. Be."
The National Society of Collegiate Scholars (NSCS) is an honors organization tailored to leading students towards success. By offering scholarships, guest speakers and more, they strive to build a community where students help each other thrive. Students are invited by the national chapter of the organization to join based on their GPA.
UArts Game Club's mission is to provide a welcoming and inclusive environment for everyone that loves games, both tabletop and virtual. They run weekly meetings that include various types of party and VR games, as well as DnD workshops and campaigns.
The University of the Arts Salsa Club is dedicated to educating the student body about the diversity within Latinx culture by teaching Latin dances such as salsa, bachata and more.