Social Activities

Students can get acquainted through student organizations, ministry or service projects, or unwind in cafes and recreation centers.

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Get Involved. Get Busy.

While going to class and earning a degree are a priority, academics alone will not give your student a complete college experience. Getting involved with campus activities can help your student acquire life skills, have fun and meet new people.

Freshman Weekend Programs
Get acquainted with the various cultural, entertainment and educational programs and sites in the Pittsburgh region. The Office of Freshman Development have previously offered trips to Pittsburgh sports, arts, and attractions.

Outdoor Adventure Series
Each Saturday, students are able to participate in various outdoor programs, including white water rafting, rock climbing, horseback riding and downhill skiing. Outdoor Adventure Series

Weekly Film Series
On Thursday nights, film fans can take a shuttle bus to Destinta Theatre. Tickets are just $4 and are available at the Union Information Desk. On Friday and Saturday nights, the Duquesne Program Council sponsors a weekly film series in Mellon Hall.

With over 160 student organizations at Duquesne, there are countless opportunities for your student to participate with others who share his/her variety of interests and influence life at the University.

The Duquesne University Volunteers (DUV), Spiritan Campus Ministry, Faith Sharing Groups within Spiritan Campus Ministry and Office of Service-Learning provide opportunities for volunteerism, civic engagement and social justice.

Greek Life
Greek Life provides opportunities for socialization, service, leadership, scholarship and career networking. Learn about the financial obligations of fraternities and sororities, and concerns about alcohol and hazing. There are three types of Greek-lettered organizations:

  • Academic honoraries
  • Professional associations tied to a particular occupation or career pursuit
  • General fraternities and sororities.

Leadership Program
The SPIRIT Leaders Program is a series of workshops that provides a foundation for leadership and prepares students to assume active roles in Duquesne University student organizations.

Social and Recreational Opportunities

Union NiteSpot
Located on the first floor of the Union, the NiteSpot has:

  • Coffee drinks and snacks
  • Billiard tables, ping-pong tables, air hockey, Skee-Ball and Basketball machines, video games
  • Computers for Internet browsing
  • 50" HD TV with Surround Sound

Spiritan Campus Ministry Center
Enjoy fairly traded goods in the SCM Center and Café! This is a great place to find fellowship at our monthly luncheons, seek a sympathetic ear or confidential counseling from the campus ministry team.

Power Recreation Center
Exercise is a great way for your student to relieve stress, build a positive mood and redirect energy to fun and challenging physical activity. Duquesne’s Power Recreation Center is open daily for fitness and club sports.

Get to Know Pittsburgh
Additionally, Pittsburgh offers various recreational and entertainment activities and events that are easily accessible to Duquesne students.