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You can jump into a range of activities and organizations offered at CSU.

Student theatrical performances, Concert Choir and other performance opportunities provide a creative outlet for some and quality entertainment for others.

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. 

Being a member of the Student Leadership Council  provides opportunities to enhance your 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.

Concert Choir

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.

Student Organizations

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.


Residence Hall Organizations

On-campus students are also members of 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 Barndollar Hall’s “Dating Game,” which provides entertainment for participants and onlookers alike, and Thomson Hall’s “Sadie Hawkins Skate,” which gives students an opportunity to get off campus and celebrate Valentine’s Day at a local skating rink.

Learn more about our residence halls.

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.


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.

More About Student Leadership Council

The Student Leadership Council is an active and influential group of executive officers and representatives elected by the student body.

SLC was established to promote a high quality of spiritual life, leadership, fellowship and community service. SLC serves the school by coordinating student activities, enriching the relationship between students and staff and cultivating a spirit of cooperation and growth in the Clarks Summit University community. Both class and residence hall organizations are governed by SLC.

The SLC 2017-2018 Executive Team

Drew Bundy
Grace Evans
Adam Regnier
Lisa Richardson
Jonathan Jarvis
Samantha Snow

Fred Defendorf–Advisor

Mission Statement

Matthew 22:37-38, John 17:20-23, Acts 2:42-47, Romans 12:11, Matthew 11:12

“SLC exists to help students become servant leaders who passionately love God, unify in community, and serve compassionately to advance God’s Kingdom on earth.”


Romans 11:36, Acts 4:32, Philippians 2:4-5, John 17:20-21

  • We value Jesus Christ – “from Him, through Him, and to Him are all things.”
  • We value Community among the student body, following Christ through service.
  • We value Servant Leadership in the setting of Student Leadership Council.
  • We value Teamwork so that we reach our full potential as teammates.
  • We value Quality – pursuing excellence and wise stewardship of our resources.
  • We value Creativity that flows from our Almighty Creator.
  • Spiritual Life – We will help everyone around us become more like Christ.
  • Participation – We will be encouraging, engaging, and active in student life.
  • Leadership Training – We will learn as much as we can about servant leadership.
  • Evaluation – We will survey, critique, review, and report to the Administration.
  • Campus Unity – We will enhance community through love and service.
  • Campus Spirit – We will create positive energy for our athletics and our school.

To learn more, call 570.585.9314 or email Fred Defendorf.




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