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Student Clubs

About Student Clubs
Student clubs encourage students to participate, lead, and learn. At VIU, student clubs are open to all students irrespective of their program of study, nationalities, 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 don’t hesitate to let us know how we can be of assistance to you and your student club by contacting Ana Serrano, Administrative Assistant of Student Affairs, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Starting a New Club
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. .

Club Information & Resources
All student clubs are required to maintain documentation of their events and activities which helps in the continuation of club activities even after current members graduate and leave. Below are some forms and documents you can use to maintain the required documentation.

NOTE: You may customize most documents with your club logo, names, and text as per requirement.

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)

IT Club

President: Mahesh Rednam This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Vice President: Amit Gambhir  
Secretary: Nanda Kumar  
Treasurer: Deepthi Annamreddi  
Public Relation Officer: Sudeep Taneti  
Staff Advisor: Sunday Wiley  

Statement of Purpose (Aims & Objectives):

The VIU IT Club serves as a place where all students at VIU who have an interest in IT — not just computing students — gather to discuss topic of professional interest, exchange experiences they have gathered in the workplace, and review current developments in the global IT job market. The club also seeks to promote the knowledge of information technology through seminars and workshops and to organize training for skills necessary in the information technology field. The IT Club helps its members become more marketable in rapidly changing, technology-based careers and strive ever to increase members’ potential and outreach in the community.
VIU’S IT Club will promote and provide a feeling of community among computer enthusiasts at the university by:

  • Providing networking opportunities for students to meet people in the industry.
  • Visiting various computer product launching shows and computer related events.
  • Hosting interesting speakers and inviting IT service firms.
  • Spreading knowledge by offering student led workshops to non-technical students in other programs.
  • Helping students to understand the current market and its needs for the future in the IT sector.
Webpage IT Club Page  

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

Follow us on Facebook:LATIN American Culture CLUB

Soccer Club

President: Taylor-Harry Sepribo (“Harry”) This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Vice President: Syed Rahman (“Rasif”)  
Secretary: Shahid Ahmad  
Team Coach/ P.R.O: Ibrahim Elnems  
Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/VIUSoccerCLUB  

The VIU Soccer Club was created with a sole aim of promoting unity among students regardless of race, religion, age, ethnic or national origin, gender, physical ability, or sexual orientation by providing activities for every type of soccer fan — whether you like playing on the field, watching the professionals, playing video games, or just participating in some good old-fashioned team rivalries.

Objectives:

  • Have fun playing the game, promote courtesy, respect each other, and play the game with dignity and good sportsmanship.
  • Promote extra-curricular activities among students.
  • Represent Virginia International University as students, promote its values, and create positive awareness about the university within the community. 
  • Promote unity in diversity among individuals through sports by bringing together people of different races, cultures, nationalities, and backgrounds to enjoy the sport.

Summer 2014 Events!

  • Soccer practice
  • FIFA World Cup final
  • Video game competition (FIFA/PES)
  • Inter-university soccer competition

TESOL Club

President: Jeniree Soraya Vasquez This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Vice President: OPEN