Your experience isn’t only about what you do in class.

Many of your favorite activities and lasting memories will happen outside of the classroom. With over 100 student organizations and additional programs and activities sponsored by numerous university offices, there is something of interest for every student! Both in and outside of class, you’ll form lasting friendships and find your home on campus.

Student organizations & events

Student organizations are a great way to get involved on campus within your particular area of interest. JCU has student organizations representing a variety of interests such as: service, social, fraternities/sororities, cultural, academic and more. In addition, our Student Union and Student Union Programming Board are actively involved in making sure your JCU experience is a great one.  

Housing & dining

There are varied housing options (guaranteed for freshman and sophomores, available for juniors and seniors), including traditional double rooms, single rooms, and duplexes. Enjoy a number of on-campus dining options, including Einstein Bros. Bagels. Our dining hall and other eateries feature locally sourced and Fair Trade products, made-to order stir fry, brick oven pizzas, grab-and-go salads and sandwiches, and Starbucks coffee.


JCU offers 23 Division III sports teams, eight club teams and 13 intramural teams. The athletic experience is built on participation and engagement, rather than being designed for spectators on the sidelines. John Carroll students develop confidence and discipline while reinforcing what they learn in the classroom: how to become independent critical thinkers and effective problem solvers.

Faith your way

We hope you’ll take the time to reflect, deepen your spirituality, and develop your personal belief system while at John Carroll through faith communities, retreats and immersion experiences. Grounded in the Jesuit Catholic Tradition, Campus Ministry serves persons of all faiths by inspiriting a faith that does justice. There are so many ways you can engage in Campus Ministry activities—and it’s important to know that everyone—regardless of personal faith or belief—is invited to do so.