Cleary University

Student Organizations

Student organizations are fun and informative, student-directed, staff/faculty mentored, and meet on campus regularly.

For more information contact studentlife@cleary.edu

Automotive Club

Welcome to the Cleary Auto Club, where automotive enthusiasts gather to celebrate their passion for all things related to cars, trucks, and motorcycles. Our club provides a dynamic community of students who share a deep love for automobiles, whether you’re a seasoned gearhead or just starting your journey into the world of automotive fascination.

Benefits to join

• Access to automotive knowledge.

• Networking opportunities with fellow automotive enthusiasts.

• Contributing to the community through automotive-related activities.

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Art Club

The Cleary Art Club is a monthly gathering that provides a platform for students to experience different artistic mediums such as glass, metal, clay, drawing, painting, and more. Participants come together to express themselves creatively, explore different art forms, and enjoy the process of artistic experimentation. The club offers a space for students to unleash their creativity and enjoy some self-expression.

Monthly Meetings

Cleary University and The Livingston Fine Arts Association (LFAA) have partnered to offer Cleary Students a FREE membership to the LFAA! The meetings take place on campus the fourth Tuesday of each month. Please attend to hear from various artistic speakers within our community.


Student participation can be limited, based on the experience, so be sure to sign up in advance!

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Director of Marketing

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Catamount X The Hidden Opponent (THO)

A safe space for all things wellness and mental health!
The Catamount & The Hidden Opponent are safe and supportive spaces dedicated to promoting mental well-being, reducing stigma, and fostering a compassionate community. We understand the importance of mental health, and our club provides a platform for students to come together, share experiences, and support one another. Also, the Hidden Opponent is an accredited non-profit and advocacy group that raises awareness for student-athlete mental health and addresses the stigma within sports culture.

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Campus Captain

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Collegiate DECA

DECA Inc. is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization with more than 5,000 members in over 300 colleges and universities worldwide. DECA’s purpose and mission is to prepare emerging leaders and entrepreneurs for careers in marketing, finance, hospitality and management through competitions, experiential learning and project based activities that require solutions with practical outcomes.

Our attributes and values describe DECA’s priorities and standards. We value competence, innovation, integrity and teamwork.

Prior high school DECA experience is a plus but not a pre-requisite to join at Cleary University.

DECA prepares college emerging leaders and entrepreneurs throughout the world for careers in marketing, finance, hospitality and management. Its collegiate competitive events program allows students to test their experience, skills and knowledge while representing their university. They compete for top international honors in one of 25 different categories. Business and industrial leaders serve as judges for the competition.

Cleary DECA Leaders

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Community Service Club

Welcome to the Community Service Club, where we come together to make a meaningful impact on our community through acts of service and philanthropy. Our club is a platform for students who believe in the power of giving back and making the world a better place one act of kindness at a time.

You can make a difference!

Contact studentlife@cleary.edu for upcoming events and information.

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Gaming/Tabletop Club

Welcome to the Gaming/Tabletop Club, where the world of board games, tabletop RPGs, card games, and video games come together to create an immersive and entertaining experience for all. Whether you’re a seasoned gamer or a newbie eager to roll the dice, our club is the ultimate destination for gaming enthusiasts at Cleary University.

Contact studentlife@cleary.edu for upcoming events and information.

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International Students Club

A supportive and inclusive community of fellow international students!

The International Students Club is a diverse and inclusive community that brings together students from around the world. Our club is a place where international students can find support, friendship, and a welcoming home away from home. We also extend our warm embrace to domestic students who have an interest in cultural exchange and global perspectives.

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Livingston County Chorale Club​

We are thrilled to announce the partnership between Livingston County Chorale and Cleary University, bringing you the Livingston County Chorale Club. A harmonious fusion of music, community, and education. This unique collaboration between a renowned choral ensemble and a leading university creates an enriching environment for choral enthusiasts and aspiring artists alike.


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National Society of Leadership & Success (NSLS)

The NSLS is the largest leadership honor society in the United States. Our NSLS chapter at Cleary University was started in 2020. Our local chapter is part of the national organization with 700+ chapters and over 1.4 million members. Students are selected based on exemplary academic achievement. The NSLS leadership program teaches the interpersonal skills that employers seek to give you an edge in the job market. Hear directly from current members as they share how their experience has changed their life. Visit the NSLS website to learn more about and accept your nomination.

Frequently Asked Questions:

  • Learn from exceptional leaders like former President Barack Obama during exclusive Speaker Broadcasts.
  • Meet new friends and make lifelong connections (on-campus and virtually).
  • Overcome challenges with success coaches shortcutting your way to success.
  • Access to more than $400,000 in scholarships.
  • An exclusive NSLS job board.
  • A personalized letter of recommendation.
  • Access to private networking events.

Students who demonstrate leadership skills and have a cumulative GPA of 3.5 or higher are nominated to join by Cleary University and receive honorary distinctions with NSLS. Upon nomination, students who would like to pursue membership must complete and attend Orientation, Leadership Training Day, 3 Speaker Broadcasts and 3 Success Networking Team meetings to be fully initiated in NSLS.

Our five-step program takes approximately 12 hours over the course of the semester at your pace.

We are a Registered Student Organization (RSO). As of 2022, we had 190 in our chapter and there are more than 1.4 million members nationwide.

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Student Veterans Association

The Student Veterans Association is a student organization dedicated to ensure the academic success for Veterans. The organization is also focused on the student veterans engagement in the university students life, to providing fun activities for the students and their families. We are also establishing a chapter of the Student Veterans of America to connect you with thousands of student veterans across the country and give you access to tools and resources to better support you as student veterans on campus. We are located in Chrysler Building, Room 214. Follow our page to stay up to date on upcoming events and issues, also join us in the Facebook group to connect with your fellow student veterans.

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Welcome to the Cleary University Toastmasters Club, where we are dedicated to helping individuals develop their public speaking, leadership, and communication skills. Whether you’re a student, faculty member, or staff, our club provides a supportive and constructive environment for you to enhance your abilities and gain confidence in public speaking and leadership roles.

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Have an Idea for a Student Organization?

All students attempting to form a new university recognized student organization will work with the Office of Student Life and go through the activation (formation) process.