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:
African Pride Club
|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 pursuitThe Africa Pride club's purpose
|Motto: Unity in Diversity|
|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.|
|Vice President:||Amit Gambhir|
|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.
|Webpage||IT Club Page|
Latin American Culture Club
|Vice President:||Armando Mori|
|Public Relation Officer:||Paulette Zegarra|
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:
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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.
- 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
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.
- Club Budget Tracking
- Survey Template
- Survey Evaluation Template
- Sign-Up Sheet Template
- CAB Event Form
- Expense Request Form
Below are some forms and documents you can use to maintain the required documentation.
- VIU Student Club Guidelines
- Club Agenda Information Form
- Semester Club Meeting Schedule
- Semester Club Event Schedule
- Club Meeting Agenda Template
- Club Meeting Minutes Template