Do you have an interest in “Harry Potter”? Coloring? Eating donuts? Medieval combat?
Then Concordia has a club for you!
The student body has a variety of passions, hobbies and interests. It’s strongly encouraged to pursue the things that give us joy. With more than 100 organizations led by students, you will be sure to find your tribe. If you’re an aspiring leader and want to see a group on campus that hasn’t been created yet, don’t worry. Starting a new organization is easy and you’ll certainly gain new experiences along the way.
The types of organizations at Concordia are diverse. There are a ton of options, including Student Government Association (SGA), Campus Events Commision (CEC), language clubs for Spanish, French, and German, and other fun organizations. Concordia even has some niche clubs that aren’t found too often on other campuses.
The “Harry Potter” series by J.K. Rowling has been so impactful around the world that students are motivated to practice Quidditch, which is the primary sport in this magical world. There are two groups in this club, which makes competitions possible – the Maroon Marauders and the Blue Boggarts. Within each team, there are Chasers, Beaters, Bludgers, Keepers and Seekers. They meet in Olson Forum once a week for a couple of matches and no experience is necessary. All are welcome to participate in this club full of “Harry Potter” fans.
Coloring to de-stress has become a popular pastime. The mission of this organization is simply to chat and color away all of your stresses and worries. In addition to club meetings, members are encouraged to become involved in the community by coloring birthday cards for the local food pantry and taking field trips to the children’s hospital to color with the kids. This is a very low commitment, but everyone is encouraged to join.
Sandy’s Donuts Club
One of the cool perks of living in the Fargo-Moorhead area is that there are local small businesses that can’t be found anywhere else. Sandy’s Donuts only has three locations in the area and the donuts are superb, which is why there’s a club on campus dedicated to them. All of the students share a common love for these sweet treats and they only meet once a month at one of the Sandy’s Donuts locations or on campus. There’s actually a Tri-College Sandy’s Donuts Club, so the Concordia chapter coordinates with NDSU’s club as well. It’s a sweet time for all.
Foam Weapon Fighting Club
If you’re looking for vigorous activity that entails swords and shields, then look no further. The Foam Weapon Fighting Club is a group that meets one or two times a week and encourages all to pick up a foam weapon and experience medieval combat. If you don’t possess the right equipment, they’ll be sure to lend some gear so you can partake in a couple duels. All are encouraged to join, and no experience is necessary.
And there you have it! These are only a few examples of the unique clubs that are found on Concordia’s campus. Make sure to stop by Cobber Expo each fall and interact with the leaders of various organizations. You’ll find booths set up with information about each club and the leaders are available for any questions you may have. You can also stop by the Parke Student Leadership Center in the Knutson Campus Center to ask for more information on our 100+ student organizations.
Joining an organization provides opportunities and opens doors to new experiences, so be sure to take advantage of that. You will make lifelong memories.