Academic Clubs

At Grand View, learning can be much more than a classroom experience. Joining an academic club is an effective way to enhance your education. Collaborate with classmates on research and professional projects, test your knowledge and skills against students from other colleges and universities, develop professional connections with experts who work in your field of study, and delve deeper into your interests than you ever thought possible.

Most of the academic groups listed below are tied to national professional organizations with a vast network of members, guest speakers, and other experts. Campus groups are led by students, but overseen by faculty members to ensure participants are getting the most out of their involvement. If you are interesting in learning more about a specific organization, contact Heidi Pries at

Club Title Description
Art Club Promotes a greater appreciation of art through various projects and art exhibitions. Open to all students.
Biology Club Open to all students interested in biology and understanding of scientific topics.
Catalyst Club Connect students interested in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology with a network beyond Grand View and the Des Moines community.
Criminal Justice Club Broadens educational experiences of criminal justice majors beyond classroom experiences while working to increase awareness of the role of the discipline within the campus community and beyond.
Education Club Open to students interested in becoming educators and explores teaching as a career and understanding the field as a profession.
Human Services Club Furthers social and personal growth and promotes the general welfare of members.
Kinesiology Club Promotes the importance and benefits of health and wellness throughout the Grand View community.
Math & Computer Science Club Encourages students with math and computer science interests to pursue academic advancement and field-related opportunities in this area.
Nursing Student Association (NSA) Open to all students enrolled in nursing and pre-nursing programs; prepares nurses for active participation in nursing affairs and future directions.
Phi Beta Lambda Business Club Recognizes academic achievement in curriculum of business administration and accounting. Encourages involvement and harmonious relationship with public and private enterprise and promotes high ethical standards in the fields of business and accounting.
Pre-SOMA Provides information and knowledge about osteopathic medical schools and what they have to offer to students planning to pursue a medical degree.
Psychology Club Promotes interest in research and applied understanding of psychology.
Social Work Club Promotes interaction of social work students and raises campus awareness about social issues and social problems.
Spanish Club Focuses on practicing Spanish and participating in community and cultural activities.
Sport Management Club Provides opportunities to expand knowledge and awareness of the field of sport management, to increase engagement with sport management practitioners in the field and to promote service and volunteerism at sport organizations and events locally and beyond.
Video Club Provides students with an opportunity to learn more about video production and work with peers on creating video projects.
Viking Athletic Training Association Promotes the importance and benefits of athletic training and gives members the ability to build resumes and network with other trainers through leadership events and opportunities.