College should not be an endless cycle of class, study, sleep, and repeat. Striking a balance between academic activities and extracurricular pursuits, campus life at La Salle is enriched by student involvement in more than 100 clubs and organizations dedicated to performing arts, multicultural interests, media, student governance, academic pursuits, and community service. La Salle’s active, involved student body creates a dynamic community that lives and learns together.
Students can opt to live in residential learning communities devoted to their interest in social justice and exploring Philadelphia; cheer on La Salle sports teams as part of the Explorer Entourage; sharpen their journalistic skills at The Collegian, the student-run newspaper, or La Salle TV; contribute to the Catholic life of the University through campus ministry activities; and perform in and provide technical support for productions of The Masque, the student theater troupe.
Service to the community is an intrinsic part of life at La Salle. In total, La Salle students volunteering through community outreach programs and service-learning courses contributed more than 67,000 hours of community service last year. From Philadelphia’s neighborhoods to the far corners of the world, La Salle students are living out the Lasallian mission of service to those in need.
La Salle’s campus is alive with many opportunities to have fun. On any given weekend, there might be sporting events (Quidditch, anyone?), luaus, and trivia and movie nights. Students take bus trips to Phillies games, museums, and amusement parks. Best of all, most of these events come with that most attractive of features for college students: FREE FOOD. The options for socializing, eating, and laughing with friends new and old are endless.
Art galleries, theater performances, concerts, museums, restaurants, professional sports teams… Philadelphia has it all, and La Salle is located just minutes from the action via car or public transportation. Explore the city with friends, or join in one of the many excursions organized weekly by the Philadelphia Initiative or the Division of Student Affairs.
Whether you’re a born leader, a budding thespian, or are just looking to try something new, there’s a student club to suit just about any interest. And if you don’t see an organization on the list below that speaks to your passion, then you can create one. Getting involved in student-run organizations is a great way to make friends and leave your mark on La Salle.
Maybe you’re a serious athlete looking for a Division I or club team to continue playing the sport you love in college. Or maybe you’re just looking for a good workout and some friendly competition in an intramural sport. Or perhaps you’re a hard-core sports fan and want to don your blue and gold, paint your face, and cheer your heart out for the Explorers. Whatever the case may be, La Salle athletics are an essential part of campus life, and there are lots of ways to be involved.
The De La Salle Chapel is at the geographic heart of campus, in the same way that the University’s Catholic traditions are at the heart of campus life. Through liturgical ministry, retreats, Evensong reflections, Masses, and special prayer services, students create a community that is rooted in faith. Students of any religious background can find a welcoming place to explore their spirituality through La Salle’s Campus Ministry programs.
Did you know that Tom Curley, the retired President of The Associated Press, the world’s oldest and largest newsgathering organization, graduated from La Salle and was once the editor of The Collegian, the student-run newspaper? You can follow in his footsteps and hone your journalistic chops at the campus newspaper, cable television station, or radio station.