There truly is something for everyone at Bellarmine! Whatever your interests are, you will surely be able to find others on campus who share the same passion.
We encourage all of our students to get involved in co-curriculars, whether as a participant in one (or more) of our 100+ clubs and organizations or as a member of a sports team. Some of our largest co-curriculars, including robotics, theatre arts, and speech and debate, provide outstanding opportunities for students to perform or compete at a very high level. Bellarmine's robotics team won the World Championship in 2018, the third time we have done so in less than a decade. Our theatre program stages three outstanding productions each year, and speech and debate fields one of the most competitive and successful teams in the country.
Opportunities abound for students interested in mass media. Program offerings include working on the Carillon (yearbook), the Bell Online (newspaper), Bellarmine Creative Studios (BCS) (video), and KBCP (radio). Our yearbook has built a well-known reputation and regularly takes home accolades from national-level competitions.
Our makerspace and theatre tech programs are great for our hands-on learners. These professionally-staffed spaces on campus allow students to imagine a project, learn about its "making," and bring it to life. Whether sets for a show, sound and lighting, printing a t-shirt, or vacuum forming a remote-controlled car, students thrive on seeing their ideas made tangible.
For the athletically-minded, we have 35 teams that compete in 13 sports in the West Catholic Athletic League (WCAL). Each season—fall, winter, and spring—there is at least one "no cut" sport where any student who commits to practice can be a member of the team. Bellarmine has a long tradition of success in each one of our sports, and many graduates have gone on to compete in college or even the professional ranks! In addition to these 13 WCAL sports, we also field teams in ice hockey, rugby, ultimate Frisbee, and roller hockey. These teams provide students with the opportunity to wear our school colors while pursuing their passion or developing a new talent.
Not all clubs are created equally in terms of time commitment. The number of clubs which simply allow students to act upon an affinity for service, games, music, writing, trivia, politics ... or to be a fan of a sport or sports team, is extensive. And if we don't already have a club that aligns with your interest, you can submit your idea to our Associated Student Body (ASB) for consideration. We're always open to suggestions!
In all of these endeavors, providing students with opportunities to pursue and deepen their passions provides an excellent venue for them to cultivate and deepen friendships with others, and to learn from our staff. Find out even more about these opportunities in the Student Life section.