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Woman adjusting lion costume in a row of lion dancers

Find your passion in a student club

Chemistry fun

Photo: gloved hand holding a torch under a flask with green flame coming out of the top

Videography by Isabel Fischer/UC Davis
(1 min 39 sec)

Rotaract service

Back view of a male student playing a guidtar and wearing red T-shirt that says "Service above self"

Videography by Isabel Fischer/UC Davis
(1 min 37 sec)

Art of lion dancing

Students in Chinese lion club costume

Videography by Isabel Fischer/UC Davis
(1 min 45 sec)

UC Davis encourages students to explore the more than 500 student clubs on campus. They include academic groups, fraternities and sororities, student government, and ethnic and cultural organizations like the Golden Turtle Lion Dance Association, which is devoted to the Chinese art of lion dancing.

We have nearly 150 ethnic and cultural organizations, 76 fraternities and sororities, political and religious groups, student government, and academic interest ones like the Optics Club.

The value of student organizations goes beyond students making new friends and sharing new experiences — they teach leadership, fundraising and community skills while expanding upon the classroom experience. Groups like Rotaract mobilize students for humanitarian causes as well as community service while the Chemistry Club shows how much fun a career in the chemistry field could be.

Information on student groups is also available through social media listed individually in the Find a Student Organization database.

Plant biology major Teresa Chan, left, helps adjust a lion's head during the Golden Turtle Lion Dance Association's practice inside the Pavilion. Gregory Urquiaga/UC Davis photo

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