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Rowing Club preparing for a Mississippi River voyage. (Augustana Photo Bureau/Tawanda Mberikwazvo)

Groups and activities

There’s always something to do at Augustana: Comedy club and planetarium shows. Film festivals in Olin and plays in the Brunner Theatre Center. Vikings athletics, Christmas at Augustana. Delta Chi Theta car and dog wash. Slough Fest in the spring. 

Even during Finals Week, Midnight Breakfast will give your study stress a break, and early-morning Clogustana dancers will give you a smile on your way to your first test.

Nearly 200 student organizations, interest groups, club sports, ensembles, honor societies, fraternities and sororities, and other groups are based on campus. If you don’t find one to spark your interest, it’s easy to start a new one. 

Here are some examples (maybe you’ll start one beginning with X or Z?):

Anime Club, Black Squirrel Productions, Camp Kesem, Debate Union, Equestrian Club, Farm2Fork, Gender and Sexuality Alliance, Heywire Improv Troupe, Interfaith Understanding, Jazz Ensemble, Kammarkör, Latinx Unidos, Martial Arts Club, Non-Profit Student Leadership Association, Omicron Delta Kappa, Philosophy Club, Quidditch, Residence Hall Association, SAGA Art and Literary Magazine, The Order of Phoenix, UNYK Multicultural Dance Troupe, Viking Pups, WAUG 570 AM, Young Life. 

Student Life and Leadership

Known on campus as OSL, the Office of Student Life and Leadership is a big part of what makes Augustana’s campus a great place to hang out. OSL events complement learning and draw students into campus life. From leadership and personal development programs, to BINGO beyond your wildest dreams (seriously!), OSL is one reason Augustana students love it here. 

OSL is home to Augustana’s Greek Life, Student Life Programming Board, Multicultural Programming Board, Delta Lecture Series, Leadership Academy and Emerge Leadership Program. OSL also provides the home base for Augustana’s nearly 200 student organizations.

Multicultural Student Life

The Office of Multicultural Student Life (OMSL) provides a base for all Augustana students to discuss diversity issues on campus and in the world, and to promote a campus culture that values people of all cultural, ethnic and racial backgrounds.

OMSL sponsors and keeps the Augustana community informed of multicultural events and programs on and off campus; acts as a liaison among students, faculty, staff and administration; and hosts diversity training workshops for college employees and sports teams.

International Student Life

More and more students from other countries are choosing Augustana for their college education. Located in the Quad Cities along the Mississippi River in the American Midwest, Augustana College provides a great option for a top education in the United States. And international students bring valuable perspectives to the Augustana community.

Augustana College is a welcoming home-away-from-home for all Augustana students. For international students, the Office of International Student Life provides a home base within this home-away-from-home.

From help with visa and travel issues before you arrive, to building your sense of belonging on campus, staff and students in International Student Life can ease your transition to life as a student at an American college.

Greek Life

Augustana's 14 Greek organizations all  were founded at Augustana, some more than 100 years ago, and are autonomous. They are unique in name and charter, having no affiliation with any national Greek organization.

Greek students make up about 40 percent of the student population at Augustana.

News

Pole vaulter Mackenzie Butcher ’19

Pole vaulter balances academics, activities and athletics

Mackenzie Butcher, a pole vaulter from Colorado Springs, Colo., qualified for the NCAA Division III Indoor National Championship in her first season after a tie with her CCIW conference competition. She cleared 11 feet, 7¾ inches to tie for 12th at the indoor nationals. Her record height is 12-2 ½ — the third-highest pole vault in Augustana history.

Diwali 2016

Video: Students celebrate at Diwali festival

The Diwali celebration is the Hindu festival celebrated each autumn. The event features Indian cuisine, application of henna, rangoli and a dance performance.

Midnight breakfast

Midnight Breakfast, served with good humor

At Midnight Breakfast, faculty and staff volunteer to cook, serve and wash dishes for tired but giddy students. Dennis Norling, an instructor in business administration, said, “Maybe it’s akin to gallows humor, but whatever finals anxiety they may have is all but invisible. They are ebullient. The food is free and their teachers are dishing out eggs instead of tricky questions.”