Student Engagement and Development

Gemmell Rotunda

The Department of Student Engagement & Development consists of different offices within the Division of Student Affairs at Clarion University. The department can be found on the second floor of Gemmell on the side of the building near Wood Street. 

The Department of Student Engagement & Development includes the areas of the Clarion Students' Association (CSA), Leadership and Service (Student Affairs), Fraternity and Sorority Affairs, Student Conduct & Community Development, and the University Activities Board (Proud sponsors of the EFSN: Every Friday and Saturday Night program).

As part of the college experience, students can learn a great deal from their out-of-class experiences, and research shows that students involved in out-of-class activities are more positive about their college experience, more satisfied with their social life, living environment and academic major, and are more likely to graduate.

To assist with the out-of-class experience, Clarion University has more than 135 Recognized Student Organizations. Recognized status, which is granted by the Clarion University Student Senate, allows student organizations to reserve space on campus for meetings and events, have a campus mailbox, conduct fundraising activities, and have Clarion University webspace and an email address, among other privileges. 

Recognized Student Organizations are organized into 13 categories:

  • Academic Related
  • Club Sports
  • Fraternities
  • Honoraries
  • Media
  • Multicultural
  • Performance
  • Political
  • Residence Hall Council
  • Service
  • Sorority
  • Special Interest
  • Spiritual

For a more detailed list of the organizations that currently exist at Clarion University, visit CU Connect. If you don't see an organization listed that you are interested in, then you can always start your own organization by contacting the Student Senate to initiate that process. 


Last Updated 5/21/20