The Office of Student Engagement is home to several groups on campus, including Associated Students of Grand Canyon University (ASGCU), Canyon Activities Board (CAB), Clubs, Commuter Life, GCU Engage, the Multicultural Office, Army ROTC, Thunderground and the Riverbed. Our mission is to help you engage in your community, develop as student leaders who invest in the lives of others and build authentic relationships. During your time at Grand Canyon University (GCU), you will discover your purpose, develop your gifts and deploy your service.
Being a lope means being a member of a dedicated, enthusiastic and kind family of students and faculty while attending GCU and beyond. The Canyon Activities Board (CAB) plans most of the events and activities throughout the year to help you get involved, make new friends and get to know the GCU campus community. We are focused on one thing – we turn students into Lopes for life!
GCU student clubs and organizations give you the opportunity to get involved, give back to your community and meet other students who share similar passions and academic interests. Explore our professional student organizations and social clubs to learn more about how you can get involved on campus.
Interested in getting involved on campus? We have plenty of events to help you get to know future Lopes and explore our campus community. Take a look at our calendar of events for more information.
Thunderground and The Riverbed
Thunderground and The Riverbed are GCU’s premiere entertainment and event spaces. Students and guests are welcome to enjoy the many amenities of these campus venues, including arcade games, billiard tables, lounge areas, ping pong and virtual reality. These spaces are also host to many campus events like concerts, movie nights, trivia and karaoke. Thunderground and The Riverbed are committed to creating a quality experience for all GCU students.
Associated Students of Grand Canyon University (ASGCU)
ASGCU is GCU's student government, representing and serving the student body in pursuit of academic success, personal excellence and spirituality. Through representation and a variety of programs, events, services and outreach opportunities, ASGCU's central focus is to build community and help you feel connected on GCU's campus. Visit our student engagement page for more information.
Canyon Activities Board (CAB)
CAB fosters campus spirit, school tradition and a sense of belonging by providing inclusive programming for our diverse student body. From movie and trivia nights to student market and lip sync competitions, CAB's events are vibrant, varied and for everyone! We recommend you jump in and give everything a try.
Commuters make up a large portion of our vibrant campus community. As a commuter, you can still enjoy many of the features and benefits of our campus, including student-only events on campus, special commuter events and more.
As a commuter, you still have access to the facilities on GCU's campus, including our swimming pools and more. We are also pleased to offer a commuter lounge where you can relax between classes. Amenities include:
- Free lockers (first-come, first-served)
- Study room
- Free commuter lunches, brunches and giveaways
1 Online students are not eligible