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All about online clubs at ASU

January 04, 2022 · 3 min read · By ASU Online
Joining online clubs can enrich your ASU Online student experience. Whether you’re looking to make friends, network and strengthen your resume, or get involved in causes that matter to you, there's a club for you.
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What are online clubs, and which can I join at ASU?

Online clubs form as a way for like-minded Sun Devils to virtually gather outside of the classroom. They offer the same opportunities as campus-based clubs, such as attending virtual meetings, participating in events and receiving club swag. Joining clubs also allow you to do the following:

  • Build friendships.
  • Gain leadership skills.
  • Receive mentorship from ASU faculty and/or staff.

There are currently more than 30 clubs created and managed by ASU Online students. You may browse active clubs on Sun Devil Sync, ASU’s hub for student organizations. Select ‘ASU Online’ in the branches dropdown for organizations specific to online students. After creating an account, you can do the following on the platform:

  • Create a new club.
  • Keep up with news and announcements for clubs you have joined.
  • Manage club rosters, if you’re an officer.
  • RSVP for upcoming virtual events. 
  • Search and request to join clubs.

 

Organizations range from topic-based to major-specific, such as the ones below:

Issues-focused organizations such as:

Health and wellness organizations such as:

Major-focused organizations such as:

Student advocacy groups such as:

The OSGAG exists to advocate on behalf of the online student body. Within the OSGAG, there are elected, appointed and volunteer positions. When asked why students should join, Kadison Willis, OSGAG president and ASU Online student, said, “Online classes can be lonely if you don’t find avenues to connect with other students. OSGAG creates an infrastructure for students to meet and make friends through movie nights, football watch parties, study nights and other events.”

 

How can I join an online club?

Follow these steps:

  1. Visit Sun Devil Sync and click the Organizations tab to explore existing clubs. You can select ‘ASU Online’ in the branches dropdown for organizations specific to online students.
  2. When you find a club you’re interested in, click Join.
  3. This will alert club leaders that you’d like more information.

You’ll also see contact information for club leaders on the club’s homepage. Feel free to reach out to introduce yourself. Once approved on the platform, you can begin attending group meetings, events and other activities.

 

Can ASU Online students join on-campus clubs?

Yes, all clubs at ASU are open to all students enrolled in at least one credit hour. However, campus-based clubs may have participation limits and leadership position opportunities based on their club constitutions.

The best way to find out options individual clubs have for ASU Online students is to reach out to club leaders using the contact information on their Sun Devil Sync profiles.

 

How do I create a new club?

If you’re passionate about a topic, chances are some of your fellow Sun Devils are too! 

To get started on a new club, email the online student engagement team with your idea and any questions. You can also self-enroll in a noncredit course in Canvas to get details on the requirements necessary to be approved as an officially recognized online club.

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