General Information

Student Life

Cocurricular Activities

Drake students may choose from a wide range of cocurricular activities, including drama, dance and musical groups and organizations; academic and professional associations and societies; special-interest hobby and political groups; a number of religious foundations and many others. The Times-Delphic (campus newspaper) and various other publications have positions available for students interested in these areas. Information can be found online in the Drake University Student Handbook ( or by inquiring at the Student Life Center located in the Olmsted Center.

Multicultural Student Organizations

Drake University recognizes the African Students Association (ASA), Coalition of Black Students (CBS), Chinese Students Association, (CSA) Black American Law Students Association (BALSA), El Ritmo Latino, the South Asian Student Association (SASA), the Vietnamese American Student Association (VASA), the Malaysian Student Association (MASA), Rainbow Union, (LGBT and Ally group) and the International Student Association (ISA). These organizations sponsor a variety of programs, including Black History and Hispanic Heritage months. The Black Cultural Center, CAYA (Come As You Are) and La Casa Cultural provide opportunities for all students to meet informally for programs and activities.

Religious Life

Protestant, Catholic, Jewish and Muslim faiths, as well as interdenominational and nondenominational organizations are part of the religious worshipping community. Regular worship and a wide variety of programs are available to the campus community.

Recreational Services

Drake students, faculty, and staff are offered a wide variety of recreation opportunities. The Bell Center features a fitness room with cardio and strength equipment, swimming pool, and basketball, volleyball, and badminton courts. Locker room facilities are available, and equipment is free to use for all sports and activities. Underground Fitness is located in Olmsted and is a student-only fitness facility with a full range of cardio machines, free weights, and circuit training. The Knapp Center is an athletics and recreation center, and it includes basketball, volleyball, racquetball courts, and a 200 meter track. The Roger Knapp Tennis Center features six indoor and six outdoor tennis courts. 

Recreational Services provides a multitude of programs and services as well. More than 20 intramural sports are offered at competitive and recreational levels. Sport Clubs are recreational or competitive. The Group Exercise program offers a variety of classes. All classes are held in the Bell Center, and all equipment is provided. The Wellness program offers individualized plans and sponsors events and activities to enhance students' well-being. Services provided include a wellness library, body compositions and fitness assessments. Students also can sign up for the Personal Training program for a small fee.

Student Conduct

Students attending the University are responsible for their conduct both on and off campus. It is expected that all students are at the University for serious educational pursuits and that they will conduct themselves accordingly.

In all cases involving violations of University regulations, appropriate hearing and appeal procedures are available. The Code of Student Conduct is available in the Drake University Student Handbook (

The information in this catalog does not constitute a contract between the university and the student. The university reserves the right to make changes in curricula, admission policies and processes, tuition and financial aid, academic standards and guidelines, student services and any other regulations or policies set forth in this catalog without giving prior notice.