Clubs & Organizations
UArts is home to multiple clubs and organizations that are just as creative as our students!
Registered Student Organizations are a vital aspect of the UArts community. With almost 25 student organizations currently registered, each club adds unique value to our campus community! Not only that, but participating in a club can drastically transform a UArts student's experience for the better.
Each year, the Office of Campus Life categorizes our clubs into 4 distinct categories; Identity-Based, Performing Arts, Visual & Media Arts, and Recreation & Wellness. Browse the different categories below and find a club that interests you!
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!
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 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.
The purpose of the Queer, Trans, Non-Binary Club shall be to make brave space for LGBTQ+ people to come and talk about their shared/individual experiences. Also to make the LGBTQ+ community at UArts stronger through events, sharing resources and community work.
*At this time, UKA is inactive. For questions about UKA, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org*
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.
The Jewish Student Alliance at the University of the Arts (formerly known as JewArts) is a student-run organization which aims to create a safe space for Jewish students to gather and celebrate Jewish culture and traditions.
Chaos is a new contemporary fusion dance club that focuses on encouraging dancers to find new ways to move and think about dance. We combine contemporary with several different forms of dance to create a unique style to express ourselves. Chaos provides professional photo shoots and video shoots along with live performances featuring original choreography throughout the year.
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.
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 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.
The purpose of this organization shall be to provide an open and safe space for U Arts community members to participate in Ball Culture; to respect and uplift the art form devised by black-queer artists.
UArts Theatre Towards Progress "UProgress" is a new student run theatre club that seeks to create performance opportunities for Brind School students, primarily for the students of color. Our goal is to give the students of color a voice and the space to create art that is diverse, equitable, and inclusive. Check us out on Instagram! @uartsprogress
Visual & Media Arts
The Animation Club provides a safe and inclusive community for those interested in animation to collaborate and socialize with other members, share interests, and participate in animation-related challenges.
The Life Drawing Club allows students to explore and practice, real-time drawing and bodily studies in a safe and respectful environment. Whether you want to practice, share similar interests or socialize with other members, we welcome everyone!
*This organization is currently inactive.*
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.
Wellness & Recreation
The UArts Botany Club's mission is to create a space for open discussion about the growth and maintenance of plants, sustainability, and the natural world.
The purpose of this organization shall be to give students the opportunity to just relax and destress through coloring on a chosen evening after school.
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.
Start Your Own!
Don't see a club for you? No worries, start your own! Contact the Student Activities Programming Coordinator, Hannah Bush, to learn about everything you need to know so that your idea can come to life!