At John Carroll, our students pursue their passions inside and outside of the classroom. If you have a hobby or activity that you enjoy, we’ll help you develop your skills and find friends that share your interest. You’ll also discover a new range of opportunities and activities that will allow you to grow as a whole person – in mind, body, and spirit.

Campus Community

  • Residence Life provides a community living experience for undergraduate students.
  • Our dining hall features American favorites, authentic ethnic dishes, and a wide variety of vegetarian/vegan/gluten-free options.
  • A variety of campus dining options also exist, including Einstein Bros. Bagels.

Getting Involved

  • With more than 100 student organizations, there are always activities and events happening on campus.
  • Our fraternity and sorority community cultivates the spirit of scholarship, leadership, service, character, and brotherhood/sisterhood.
  • Every student is a member of Student Union, John Carroll’s student government and largest student organization.

Sports and Recreation

  • Our 23 NCAA Division III varsity teams have captured more than 70 Ohio Athletic Conference (OAC) titles.
  • Non-varsity athletes have a wide variety of club sports and intramural activities to choose from.
  • Racquetball courts, spinning and yoga classes, and the intramural gymnasium are popular stops in our recreation complex, as is our fitness center.


  • Lectures, plays, concerts, comedians, movies on the Quad, fine arts programs, and cultural events are just some of your choices.
  • JCU students can also take advantage of all the city of Cleveland has to offer.


Getting Around

  • The Loop shuttle takes students off campus for shopping, dining, and entertainment.
  • Two Rapid Transit Authority (RTA) stops are located minutes away from campus.