We Put More Living in Our Campus Student Life

College isn’t just attending classes. Become involved in our active student life and discover who you truly are at St. Ambrose University.

Student Life

Find Your Place

Or places. At SAU, there are so many exciting and engaging student life activities from which to choose that you probably won't participate in just one. That's what makes living here so different from student life at other schools.

Uplifting dance moves

Our impact is larger because we unite in service. Each year, hundreds of SAU students fill the Rogalski Center and pour their heart and soul into 13 hours of dance. It's a reflection of their deep drive to support children battling the toughest medical challenges of their lives. Since 2013, SAU Dance Marathon has raised more than $1.3 million for Children's Miracle Network and the University of Iowa Stead Family Children's Hospital.

SAU Dance Marathon Video 2019

All the Comforts of Home

A residence hall is more than a place to live. Students living in our comfortable residence halls participate in recreational, educational, spiritual, and cultural programs that contribute to their overall growth and personal development.

ResLife at SAU

The Highest Possible Score

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NAIA Schools with perfect CHAMPIONS OF CHARACTER score

SAU was named for the second straight year a 2017-18 Five-Star Award school, but only 12 out of 171 earned a perfect score in the competition which measures commitment to character training, conduct in competition, academic focus, character recognition, and character promotion.

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Four Years of Fun, Exploring, and Making the Most of Every Day

Since college life is a grand balancing act, we have plenty of choices to make it interesting!

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St. Ambrose Co-Hosted Forum on Racial Disparities

Our Diversity panel discussion educated students and the public about racial disparities in the criminal justice system and the need to address these kinds of problems.

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There's always something to do at SAU

Go beyond the classroom or lab to plan and participate in activities that enrich your life and the lives of fellow students. 

Examples of how to get started!

Campus Activities Board

Work with other undergrads to provide creative, social, educational, and cultural events for the St. Ambrose University community. 

Clubs and Organizations

There's more to education than schoolwork. And by getting involved in any of more than 80 student clubs and organizations, you'll learn leadership skills and make friends for life.

Intercultural Life

Enrich your education by collaborating with others on campus-wide activities and events that deepen everyone's understanding and appreciation of other cultures

Late Night at SAU

Organize a late-night event that kicks off after 10 p.m. on a Friday or Saturday. Make it fun, make it healthy, and carpe that noctem

Leadership Opportunities

Take advantage of leadership opportunities by attending a conference, being a part of a leadership program, mentoring in the Student Success Center, or joining a club or organization.

Safety and Security

Students and faculty utilizing facilities, services, and programs at St. Ambrose University should feel safe at school and in all their activities.

Our Safety & Security Office works in partnership with the community to proactively reduce risks to safety, respond to threats/challenges to security, and enhance and maintain an environment conducive to study and growth.

So, what's next?

Are you ready to take the next step? St. Ambrose offers more than 60 programs and 29 athletic teams and sports to join on campus. Become an Ambrosian today!