At Palm Beach Atlantic University, we believe in the balance of academics, faith integration, and that a very active and energized co-curricular life for students is just as important as academics. In order to meet the needs of students, we have created a variety of ways to get involved, including plenty of student clubs and organizations, on-campus events, hang-outs and dining, and a thriving Christian community.
PBA’s Student Clubs & Organizations, headed by the Student Government Association, makes it easy for both freshmen and upperclassmen to get involved. With more than 40 clubs, there is something for everyone – from the Snorkel Club to PBA Praise, a contemporary gospel choir. At the beginning of the fall semester during Connections Week, all clubs gather on campus for Club Rush, offering new students the chance to learn more and get plugged in.
Our campus events are a favorite pasttime for many students - whether spotaneously attending a beach bash or tailgate or attending Disney World over Fall Break, planned every year by the Student Activities, Involvement and Leadership team. On-campus hangouts are also a go-to. Whether you are sitting in our Einstein Bros. Bagels coffee shop for conversation with good friends, watching a movie on the Rinker Green, or playing Ultimate Frisbee on the intramural field, there is always something to do. Our dining facilities also offer plenty of options when you need a pick-me-up.
As a Christian college, we believe the most important aspect of student life is spiritual life. We offer a variety of bible studies, led by Discipleship Assistants under Residence Life, guest speakers in chapel, and worship, sometimes led by renowned artists like Tenth Avenue North and Matt Papa. We also offer The Anchor, a weekly student-led worship event, and student-led coffeehouses.
Our location in West Palm Beach also means it is easy to that find something to do off-campus with friends or your club. The beach, one of the area's top shopping and entertainment venues (CityPlace), and local restaurants and museums are just a short walk, board, bike or drive from campus. So whether you are sitting in a local coffee shop or attending an on-campus coffeehouse, you will find it is easy to get involved, make friends, and grow in your faith journey.