With hundreds of student clubs, athletics teams, fraternities and sororities, and other opportunities, you’re sure to find your place on our campus.
Student organizations let you pursue your interests, develop new passions and build networks.
Our 200+ student organizations are dedicated to just about any academic and recreational interest, and new groups can be formed with ease.
Through student organizations, you:
- Find new friends who share your interests and who open your eyes to new ideas
- Test your knowledge in academic groups and honorary societies
- Practice your skills in athletic clubs and competitive teams
- Deepen your cultural awareness in multicultural clubs
- Find community in fraternities and sororities
- Influence university policy in governing organizations
- Take the spotlight in performance groups and media organizations
- Share your opinions in political organizations
- Strengthen your faith in religious groups
- Support the community in social service clubs
- Share your passions in special interest organizations
The Case Western Reserve University Spartans compete in 19 varsity sports as charter members of the Division III University Athletic Association, and our intramural, club and recreational activities keep you active and having fun throughout the year.
Athletes remain competitive on the field and in the classroom with support of coaches and advisors who stress optimal balance of academic and physical commitments. That amounts to Spartan championships in baseball, cross country, football, softball, track and field, and wrestling and to CWRU student-athletes consistently being named to UAA All-Academic teams.
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CWRU offers various avenues for you to support the community, while building your own strengths as a scholar and citizen.
By volunteering, you can:
- Enhance your own education by tutoring children and adults
- Improve your skills by providing needed health care in underserved areas locally and around the world
- Develop civic awareness by witnessing and confronting the obstacles faced by disadvantaged communities and victims of natural disasters
- Become a more active citizen, leader and critical thinker by identifying areas of need and implementing solutions to eradicate inequality
A dedicated office for community engagement helps students find opportunities that meet their goals and their time commitments—from the occasional volunteer to significant internship-like commitments, complete with stipends and specialized training in social and community issues.
Opportunities to perform service abroad, often for course credit, are popular choices, and include short-term trips during academic breaks.
At Case Western Reserve University, Greek life is more than a way to forge friendships. Our 27 fraternities and sororities aim to make you the best version of yourself—academically, professionally and personally.
Since 1841, the Greek community at Case Western Reserve has complemented the university’s mission by providing opportunities that enable students to engage in leadership development, civic engagement and intellectual growth.
At Case Western Reserve, more than ⅓ of students are involved in Greek life—and those students boast an average GPA of 3.36. Greek life members complete and commit one million minutes of service each year and raise more than $45,000 annually. And don’t worry that Greek life will consume your campus life: 90 percent of undergraduate students involved in Greek life participate in other student organizations and athletic teams.
Students of all faiths find community on our campus and throughout the neighborhood. Case Western Reserve supports groups that celebrate students' traditions and promotes fellowship among students of various backgrounds.
A variety of events, workshops and programs include:
- Community service projects
- Interfaith dialogue series
- Lenten services
- Panel discussions
- Seder meals
- Spiritual retreats
Religious life at Case Western Reserve allows you to meet others who share your values and to learn about others' beliefs—building skills that will give you confidence in communicating across cultures and an open-mindedness that will serve you well as you graduate into multicultural communities and workplaces.