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Student Clubs

Join a Club

Student clubs encourage students to participate, lead, and learn. At VIU, student clubs are open to all students irrespective of their program of study, nationality, or beliefs. Getting involved in extracurricular activities helps you build leadership, professional, and personal skills that will assist you long after you graduate. You will meet new people, share ideas, and explore your potential.

The Office of Student Affairs strives to have clubs representing students’ nationalities from all areas and regions, as well as a broad range of interests. If you don't find what you are looking for, we encourage you to start new student club!
Please use the links below to learn more about getting involved with clubs on campus:

VIU Student Clubs

African Pride Club

President: Efe Nicholas Edema This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Vice President: Viola Kaihura  

The Africa Pride club's launched October 29th 2010 was conceived with a purpose to raise awareness of African Nationals and cultures; promote discussion of economic, political and social issues in Africa; encourage the VIU to seek more students from Africa; provide a platform to for students interested in careers in Africa to meet with employers; and encourage development of case studies, avail new students from Africa with a welcoming environment to reduce the length of time for culture shock and continue with their educational pursuit

The Africa Pride club's purpose
  • Raise awareness of African Nationals and cultures
  • Promote discussion of economic, political and social issues in Africa
  • Encourage the VIU to seek more students from Africa
  • Provide a platform to for students interested in careers in Africa to meet with employers
  • Encourage development of case studies
  • Avail new students from Africa with a welcoming environment to reduce the length of time for culture shock and continue with their educational pursuit.
Motto: Unity in Diversity
(VIVA L’AFRICA)

Global Insights Student Club

President: Canan Aydin This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Vice President: Edma Khishigdelger This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Public Relation Officer: Chintan Purohit This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Secretary: Agather Mgweno This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Global Insights Student Club gives students an opportunity to become aware of the world around them and to gain knowledge of political and international topics. The club aims to provide a better understanding of political and social life by organizing activities for students at VIU. These events include conferences, panel discussions, and talks by some of the leading scholars, academics, diplomats, and politicians. These events provide club members, VIU students, and the surrounding community the opportunity to engage in discussions of contemporary topics in public, political, and international relations. The club’s goal is to promote dialogue amongst students and scholars through a unique blend of educational and social events that inspire engagement world affairs. The group also collaborates to publish Global Insight Student Magazine as a means of developing students’ skills and promoting the School of Public and International Affairs.

Indian Spirit Club

President: Sanjeev Naidu Pappala This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Vice President: OPEN  
Treasurer: OPEN  

Latin American Culture Club

President: María Del Mar This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Vice President: Armando Mori  
Public Relation Officer: Paulette Zegarra  
Secretary: Veronica Enriquez  

The purpose of the Latin American Culture Club (LAC2) is to establish cultural exchanges between VIU students from Latin American (Central America, South America, and the Caribbean Islands) and the United States. LAC2 serves to help VIU form a connection among Latin American students and between those students and the university. LAC2 also serves as a guide for new students arriving at the university. The activities of LAC2 will be held on campus – with some exceptions.

Activities organized by the club may include:

  • Community service
  • Culture
  • Film forums
  • Festivities and commemorative celebrations
  • Culinary arts
  • Health and fitness

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VIU Project Management Club

President:    
Vice President:    
Public Relation Officer:    
Secretary:    

Club goals:

  • Attend relevant conferences and symposiums
  • Assist candidates in filling out forms for taking PMI certification exams
  • Collaborate with other universities’ project management student organizations
  • Assist students in learning project management software
  • Organize and attend tours to organizations in the Washington, DC area
  • Attend on-campus enrichment programs with guest speakers
  • Participate in real, on-campus projects at VIU

Club Contact: Anastassiya Lapikhina This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Start a New Club

Starting a new club is as simple as gathering five initial members, creating a statement of purpose, and obtaining a staff or faculty advisor. Submissions are reviewed by the Office of Student Affairs. Upon approval, students can start having meetings and planning events! The approved clubs are required to attend both New Student Orientation and the Academic Fair to be eligible for funding by the university.

To start a new club, submit the Application for Club Recognition to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Please don’t hesitate to let us know how we can be of assistance to you and your student club at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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Club Information & Resources

We are glad to assist student clubs with their diverse educational, cultural, and social activities. Student clubs must submit event activity plans a month in advance for our Campus Activity Board (CAB) to review. Please submit CAB Form, Expense Request Form (as needed), and event flyer to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. no later than the 15th day of each month.


Below are some forms and documents you can use to maintain the required documentation.

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