Activities and Organizations
You can jump in to range of activities and organizations offered at CSU.
Athletes will enjoy the opportunity to sharpen their skills on one of our Defender Athletics teams, and everyone is encouraged to participate in our intramural sports programs.
Student organizations and residence halls produce creative activities and campus-wide socials. In the past, residence halls have organized events like Carter Hall’s “Carter Clue,” a live-action game of clue with a different theme each year, and Ridley Hall’s “Couples Kickball,” a costumed kickball game. Learn more about our residence halls.
The Student Missions Fellowship, a student-run organization, is dedicated to kindling a life-long burden and passion for missions in students. Through regular meetings and activities, SMF raises awareness of the extreme importance of missions work and prays for the work God is doing through missionaries in various parts of the world.
Being a member of the Student Leadership Council provides opportunities to enhance leadership skills while positively affecting the lives of others.
Creative thinkers, writers and photographers find an outlet in the student-published, digital literary magazine, “Vantage.”
Upcoming campus events can be found on our Calendar of Events.
A Traveling Worship Team of CSU Students
The RiSE team travels on behalf of Clarks Summit University, making stops at locations across many states. Tours begin in May and continue throughout the summer and into the school year.
Behind the Name
The name RiSE reflects many biblical truths including God’s praises rising from God’s people, and the Resurrection. Also, the lower case “i” is inspired by the words of John the Baptist in John 3:30 and is the foundation of the team’s purpose, that “He (Jesus) must increase (rise), but I must decrease.”
What does RiSE do?
RiSE primarily endeavors to use music, scripture, testimony and relationships to help people realize the presence of God and to respond accordingly. As a secondary purpose, as the teams develop authentic God-centered relationships, RiSE shows potential students how God can use Clarks Summit University to assist them in their life journey, including their personal and global Christian leadership development.
Learn more about RiSE.
Open to all students by audition, music ensembles perform for the Christmas Concert, Spring Concert, and Commencement. Students earn one hour of academic credit for each semester of participation. Due to performance responsibilities, acceptance into a group requires a two-semester membership commitment. A mixed ensemble, the Concert Choir has been a part of the university since its founding in 1932. The group appears in campus programs such as the Christmas and Spring Concerts
Students are given the opportunity to demonstrate and further develop leadership abilities in the context of various student organizations. Through these organizations students are both active and influential in the current face and future direction of the College.
Student Leadership Council
The Student Leadership Council is an executive team elected by the student body. One of SLC’s many functions is overseeing the other student organizations.
Residence Hall Organizations
On-campus students are also members their residence hall’s organization. Residents appoint an officer team to oversee residence hall activities, finances, participation in campus events, and dorm worship sessions. Officers also conduct periodic “dorm meetings” to inform residents of upcoming events and activities, and to discuss future plans.
Residence hall organizations contribute to the campus in a variety of ways. In the past, residence halls have organized events like Carter Hall’s “Carter Clue,” a live-action game of clue with a different theme each year, and Ridley Hall’s “Couples Kickball,” a costume-themed kickball game. Barndollar Hall’s “Dating Game” provides entertainment for participants and onlookers alike, and Thomson Hall’s “Sadie Hawkins Skate” gives students an opportunity to get off campus and celebrate Valentine’s Day at a local skating rink.
Student Missions Fellowship
The Student Missions Fellowship (SMF) is an organization that is run by students at Clarks Summit University with the help of a staff advisor. SMF is dedicated to instilling Missions majors and non-Missions majors alike with a life-long burden and passion for missions. Through regular meetings and activities, SMF seeks both to raise awareness of the extreme importance of missions work, and to consistently pray for the work God is doing through missionaries in various parts of the world.