Expanding a student's learning outside of the classroom is as easy as becoming a member of a the Clarkson University Student Association (CUSA); exploring membership in more than 100 students organizations, including 13 fraternities and sororities; working with the surrounding community; or attending leadership trainings and workshops. Benefits include strengthening appreciation for diversity, developing responsible decision-making skills, establishing professional contacts, and forming lasting friendships.
Where can a student go to join an existing student organization? Can new organizations be created?
A list of current student organizations is available at http://www.clarkson.edu/campus_life/clubs/index.html. Your son or daughter can also stop by the Student Organization/CUSA office located on the main level of the Student Center. Clarkson encourages students to bring new ideas to the university. They just need to pick up a registration card and we will help transform their idea into a new opportunity.
What about joining a fraternity or sorority? Do the members have to live in the chapter house?
Students interested in joining Greek organizations must possess a 2.5 cumulative GPA. Men must also have sophomore standing and women must have second-semester freshman standing. Each chapter has different requirements regarding living at the chapter house. Clarkson provides off-campus Greek housing exemptions to academically eligible students.