Extra-curricular Activities

ICU students have a variety of extracurricular options in the arts, sports, academics and social fields. University events including the ICU Festival, Christian and International Weeks and the Dorm Festival are planned and carried out by student groups. Currently, there are over 50 officially recognized clubs and various independent groups that are very active.

Aikido

Activity location
Physical Education Center (C-GYM)
Activity days
Monday, Wednesday and Friday (18:00-20:00)

Activities

We tailor our practice menu for each individual, starting from basics in posture, ukemi (receiving technique), kumiwaza (practicing in pairs) and training with weapons. Every Friday, our Shihan leads practice. Apart from regular practice, we join other college aikido clubs for joint practice sessions and have camps twice a year in the spring and summer.

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If you want to start something new in college or are interested in Aikido, martial arts in general, feel attracted to the uniform used for aikido training (aikido jacket and pants) or tatami mats, want to change the way you handle your body or your mental state, join a friendly club or get to know people at other universities, Aikido is the club for you・・・ICU Shinshin Toitsu Aikido Club awaits you! Come visit us!


American Football (Apostles)

Activity location
Field
Activity days
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday

Activities

Through our vigorous training sessions, we aim for promotion to Division 2.

Comment

Find your passion for the next four years at ICU with us!

Contact

Instagram: @icu_apostles
Twitter: @ICU_APOSTLES


Archery Club

Activity location
Archery Range or Sports Club House (Room 108)
Activity days
Every Saturday (13:00-)

Activities

Practice three times a week at the archery field, friendship matches with other college archery clubs every term and shooting with members of the local Mitaka Archery Association.

Comment

You can join us with or without experience! It's a simple sport school kids and seniors can enjoy. Most of us started in college. Members acquire techniques through regular practice sessions and matches. Why not join us for an archery try out? Contact any member or icu.archery@gmail.com for trials or just come see us.


Badminton Club

Activity location
Physical Education Center (V-GYM)
Activity days
Tuesday and Friday (18:00-21:30)
Saturday (17:00-21:30)

Activities

In addition to regular practice sessions, we play at Mitaka City matches and with other groups.

Comment

Apart from the regular practice sessions and participation in formal matches, we have training camps twice a year as well as a ski camp and participate in the ICU festival. We welcome both seasoned players and beginners.


ICU Ballet (L'écrin)

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Activity location
Physical Education Center (A-PEC)
Activity days
Tuesdays & Thursdays every week (19:30~21:30)

Activities

We learn classic ballet from the basics through weekly lessons. Performances are also held depending on the current members.

Comment

We have beginner lessons on Tuesdays and intermediate level lessons on Thursdays, which is taught by a professional teacher. We welcome anyone who is interested in ballet, including beginners as well as those who love dancing!!

Contact

Email: balletcirclelecrin@gmail.com
Instagram: @icuballet
Twitter: @Icu_Ballet
Facebook: ICU Ballet L'écrin


Baseball Club

Activity location
Grounds
Activity days
Practice on Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays. We will be playing mostly matches on Sundays during the season.

Activities

We belong to the New Tokyo University Baseball League and practice aiming for promotion to a higher league.

Comment

Our team consists of beginners as well as players with experience. Our motto is to enjoy baseball, but we do take it very seriously.


Basketball Club

Activity location
Physical Education Center (V-GYM)
Activity days
Monday and Thursday (17:40-19:30)
Wednesday(19:00-21:30)
Saturday (9:00-13:00)

Activities

We are training for the autumn and spring tournaments, with basic and offense/defense drills etc.

Comment

We welcome players (regardless of experience) and managers. If you're interested, feel free to visit us at the V-gym!


Basketball (IBL)

Activity location
Physical Education Center (V-GYM)
Activity days
Please check the latest information at IBL Twitter page as schedule may change each term.

Activities

We are training for the autumn and spring tournaments, with basic and offense/defense drills etc.

Comment

Everyone is welcome including beginners, experienced players and those who want to participate in other circles as well. We all enjoy playing basketball together regardless of who's senior or junior. If you want to enjoy your campus life, you should drop by and have fun with us!!


Bouldering

Activity location
Mainly at ICU Bouldering Gym (E-Gym)
Activity days
Mon-Sat 17:40-21:00

Activities

We mostly do a lot of bouldering (climbing inside on walls with plastic rocks). Periodically, we go out to other gyms to climb in different environments, of course, we go out and climb in nature sometimes too. The E-gym has two large walls so, sometimes we practice lead or top-rope climbing there. We try to be an active club and organize climbing sessions almost every day. A lot of our activities get coordinated through our LINE group.
Bouldering is a very social sport, we tend to talk and have fun while bouldering. Our club is a great place to meet new people and do something that no other sport mimics. We welcome everyone, be it a complete beginner or an experienced veteran. We try to be active and all we ask for is a little bit of enthusiasm.

Comment

The activity content may change depending on the situation, so we will notify you via LINE, Twitter, etc.

Contact

Email: icuboulderingclub@gmail.com
Instagram: @icuboulderingclub
Twitter: @icu_bouldering
facebook: @ICUBoulderingClub


Cheerleading
(ICU ANGELS)

Activity location
Physical Education Center A, Physical Education Center (V-Gym, R-Gym)
Activity days
Tuesday and Thursday (18:00~21:30), Saturday (9:00~16:00)

Activities

We are practicing for competitions, as well as performances for the ICU Festival and other events. We also cheer for the American Football team.

Comment

Most of our members started as beginners!! We practice everyday to improve our skills and create a spectacular performance as a team! We welcome anyone who is interested;)
Join us and make your university life memorable, fulfilling and fun!

Contact

Instagram: @icu_angels
Twitter: @ICUangels


Cycling Club

Activity location
University Hall (H-107)
Activity days
Meeting: Every Wednesday Lunchtime

Activities

We do meeting every Wednesday, go cycling on weekdays once a month, and also, go for long cycling-trips during vacations.

Comment

While we travel around Kanto area during terms, we go a little way further to Hokkaido, Kyushu, or Okinawa during vacations. There are always good foods and awesome landscapes where we go! If you are interested in our club, please come see us at our meeting!


Flying Disk (WINDS)

Activity location
Artificial Turf Ground
Activity days
Monday
Wednesday
Friday (Only Men's Team)
Saturday or Sunday

Activities

Ultimate

Comment

We are training three to four days a week, and as a result a number of Japanese national team players have been selected from WINDS so far. We are seeking fellows who are willing to fight together with all their strength and enjoy themselves to the end! Why not spend the last years as a student with the best people?


ICU Football Club

Activity location
Field
Activity days
Sunday (Official game or practice game or training or day off)
Tuesday, Thursday and Friday (Training)
Saturday (Practice game and training)

Activities

The club belongs to the Fourth League of the University Football Federation of Tokyo (as of 2018). We are training 4-5 times a week, in order to complete our Mission which is "to obtain absolute victory in Division 4, returning to Division 3 within the year, and to become a team capable of playing in Division 2."

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"ICUFC+YOU"
Our mission is for ICUFC not to only remain within ourselves but to be able to connect with our friends, family, underclassmen, upperclassmen, our supportive alumni. And in order for such people to want to know more about the team, to support, to want to come to our games, as our mission is to become one of the main destinations of entertainment within the community of ICU.


Futsal (Calcio)

Activity location
Field
Activity days
Friday

Activities

Futsal

Comment

We are the only futsal club at ICU. We usually practice by playing games. Men, women, beginners and seasoned players enjoy playing together.

Contact

Email: icu.calcio@gmail.com


Golf Club

Activity location
Grounds
Activity days
Practice schedules will vary each term

Activities

Practice three times a week and training camp twice a year

Comment

We welcome beginners!


Handball Club

Activity location
Physical Education Center A
Activity days
Every Wednesday and Friday 7 period (19:00-21:30)

Activities

Basic practice (shooting, pass, catch, confirming formations etc.) and league / practice match to level up our skills for the official match held twice a year in spring and autumn.

Comment

ICU HANDS is a handball club at ICU and we enjoy playing handball along with other fun activities.

Beginners are more than welcome, and we currently have both members who's new to the sport as well as those who've been playing it for a long time.

Additionally in 2019, our 10th year since the birth of the club, we began having woman players as well.

Anyone who wants to start something new, commit to something as a team, or even those who simply wants to get some exercise done is welcome! Looking forward to meeting you!

Contact

Email: icuhands.info@gmail.com


ICU Sports Club (Undique)

Activity location
Mainly at an athletic field or a gym in the campus
Activity days
twice a month

Activities

We will enjoy sports!

Comment

Nice to meet you! We are ICU Sports Club Undique! We play any sport: soccer, tennis, dodgeball, and so on. Feel free to contact us.

Contact

Email: icu.undique@gmail.com


Japanese Dance

Activity location
Physical Education Center (E-GYM)
Activity days
Every Tuesday (16:30-20:30)

Activities

We learn traditional Japanese dance movements from a master of the Mizuki School to perform at the ICU Festival and regular performance in the winter term.

Comment

Don't worry if you're a beginner! We all started without experience. Men and foreign students are very welcome!


Karate Club

Activity location
Physical Education Center (C-GYM)
Activity days
Saturday (16:00-18:00) and Weekday

Activities

Aim for Kuro-obi ! You can also take part in competitions and Enbu exhibitions.

Comment

You can train on your own without having to worry about attending regular training sessions!


Kendo Club

Activity location
Physical Education Center (R-GYM)
Activity days
Monday, Thursday and Saturday

Activities

Kendo

Comment

We are small and cozy group. Both beginners and experienced people have swords together. We are welcome who want to learn Japanese culture and try new sports.


Lacrosse

Activity location
Field
Activity days
7:00 to 9:30 on Monday, Wednesday and Friday / Saturday or Sunday

Activities

We have a training session four times a week. All the members are trying to get the club upgraded to the Third League. We train hard, sometimes together with other university teams, and take part in practice games.

Comment

No experience? No problem. You are more than welcome! We are recruiting players as well as managers. If you want to try out something new, why not join us? Lacrosse is your game.


Latin American Music & Batucada Society (ICU LAMBS)

Activity location
Diffendorfer Memorial Hall East Wing Underground Training Room A
Activity days
Every Wednesday and Friday (18:00-20:30)

Activities

We enjoy Latin American music and dance, especially the Samba. We perform at the annual Asakusa Samba Carnival held in August, said to be the largest such event held in the Northern hemisphere.

Comment

Hi! We're ICU LAMBS. We play and dance to Latin American music like the Samba. It's so fun playing music you don't often get to hear in daily life. Most of us joined this club as beginners. We are absolutely riveted by the rhythm of the music and enjoy connecting with the people and culture it represents. We are the only college group that participates in the annual Asakusa Carnival in the summer. We also perform live at ICU. Welcome potential Samba lovers!


Modern Dance (Modern Dance Society)

Activity location
Physical Education Center (R-GYM)
Activity days
Every Tuesday and Thursday (19:00-21:00)

Activities

Former Modern Dance Club members come to coach us twice a week, for training in classical ballet, and basics in modern dance. During practice sessions, the first half will focus on basic techniques, with various contemporary dance skills in the second half.

Comment

We welcome women, men regardless of year or experience! If you're looking for exercise, friends or a creative activity, come join us. If you're interested, feel free to join us for a try out!


Rugby Club

Activity location
Field
Activity days
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday

Activities

We belong to the Kanto Area Second League. We practice to prepare for the season in autumn and we also have a summer camp.

Comment

Many of our members started rugby in college. Beginners are welcome!
If you're interested, please contact the address below. You're welcome to visit or play with us before you enroll formally at ICU.
《Contact Info》 2012icurfc@gmail.com


Running Club (Runners)

Activity location
We meet for regular runs at the Sports Club House room 111 for a run around campus!
Activity days
We decide at the first meeting each term
Tuesday (4th period), Thursday (5th period) and Friday (4th period)
*2016 Autumn Term

Activities

【Regular meetings】Tuesday: 12:55- (Place: University Hall 172)
【Runs】30-minute run three times a week

Comment

Regular runs are just part of the fun we have together. Come join us!


Skiing

Activity location
Ski area and Physical Education Center (V-gym)
Activity days
Our activity is scheduled so as not to conflict with the members' classroom hours each term. In winter, we have a training camp for those who are interested.

Activities

Competition and basic skiing

Comment

Besides training, our members also go skiing just to have fun!
If you want to try competitive skiing or need someone to go on a skiing trip with, why don't you come join us?

Contact

Email: ski.racing.icu@gmail.com


Skin & Scuba Diving ORCA

Activity location
Meeting at University Hall (Room 203), pool and sea
Activity days
Meetings on Mondays 13:00~13:30, other activities are scheduled in accordance with members' schedules

Activities

Three camps per year (spring・summer・fall), weekly meetings, swimming practice (to be scheduled), various events

Comment

ORCA is the official ICU Diving Club. We have experienced divers as well as beginners. It's a very friendly club. Come join us for a new activity in college or foray into a life-long passion for the extraordinary experience of diving in the sea. Let's dive into your curiosity, and you're welcome anytime!


Softball Club

Activity location
Ground
Activity days
Monday, Wednesday and Friday (15:30-18:30)
Saturday (16:30-18:30)
※ Practice days differ according to term

Activities

Practice games and matches in softball

Comment

Welcome women, men and beginners! Members give precedence to class schedules and some of them belong to other clubs, too. Let's enjoy softball together! We are looking for new members in preparing for participation in formal matches!


Street Dance Club (Smooth Steppers)

Activity location
Studio, R Gym
Activity days
Monday, (Tuesday), Wednesday, Friday and Saturday

Activities

Practice throughout the year in preparation for various events.

Comment

Hi! We are the only street-dancing ICU club Smooth Steppers! More than 100 members enjoy dancing every day.
Most of us started as beginners, so you needn't worry if you are too! With the vigorous training we offer, you'll be a great dancer in no time. If you're interested, check our Instagram, and YouTube channel!
Instagram: @smooth_steppers
Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/user/SMSTVideo


ICU Tennis Team

Activity location
Clay court beside University Hall (4 courts) or the synthetic grass court (indoor, 3 courts) beside the SCH
Activity days
Members decide on their weekday practice schedule each term. Whole-day or a half-day practice on weekends and matches against other universities on Sundays.

Activities

We enjoy our regular practice aiming enthusiastically for promotion to the Sixth League (Men) and to the Fourth League (Women).

Comment

The history of the tennis club goes back to the founding days of ICU. For decades, our club has been playing with the great support of alumni. The men belong to the Kanto University 7th League and the women, the 5th League. We strive for promotion to a higher league and a higher position in individual matches every day.

You may imagine our training sessions to be rigorous, but we have a congenial atmosphere that allows you to befriend members regardless of age or experience. Most of our members are very serious about their studies, part-time work and study abroad, so we see it as a perfect environment for those seeking myriad opportunities.

Members consist of those with 10 years of experience playing tennis as well as beginners. Come join us if you're interested or contact us via SNS or email. You can also join us during practice. Let's spend a passionate 4 years at ICU in the tennis club!!


Tennis (FOOTLOOSE)

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Activity location
Practice (Clay court beside Physical Education Center)
Meeting (University Hall Romm 251)
Activity days
Tuesday (Meeting: 13:00-, Practice: 13:50-17:00)
Thusday (15:30-17:30)
Saturday (10:00-13:00)

Activities

Practice three times a week with a monthly event. Before the competition in the fall, we have a special training session.

Comment

FOOTLOOSE presently has more than 90 members. Beginners and those with experience enjoy practicing together. We hold various events throughout the year. We welcome April, September and OYR students. Looking forward to seeing you!


Tennis (PAPOOSE)

Activity location
Tennis court beside Gym
Activity days
Monday, Wednesday:late afternoon
Saturday:around noon

Activities

We enjoy playing tennis three times a week in ICU.

Comment

Most of us are beginners - intermediate players enjoying tennis.
Don't worry even if you have never played tennis! We will teach you from the very beginning. Please feel free to join us, we have rackets to rent you!
Also, we really get close to each other enjoying board games and Nintendo Switch in our clubroom.
If you have any questions, please contact us from our SNS accounts!
Let's enjoy tennis together with us!!
Official LINE Account:@364bxzig


Track and Field Club

 
Activity location
Sports Ground in Tokyo University of Foreign Studies
Activity days
Monday, Wednesday and Saturday

Activities

We compete for records and the podium at the November Intercollegiate Competition (10 member universities) and other heats.

Comment

Beginners and seasoned athletes alike compete for records through serious training sessions.

Contact

Email: icu.tandf@gmail.com
Instagram: @icu_tandf
Twitter: @icu_tf


Volleyball

Activity location
Physical Education Center
Activity days
To Be Determined

Activities

Practices and games

Comment

We are a new club just created last Winter! Our practice takes a mixed form of girls and boys, but we plan to participate in mixed, men's, and women's V-ball matches. With "victory" as our main goal, we plan to participate in as many tournaments as we can! Beginners are welcome as well! Let's enjoy volleyball together!

Contact

Email: icuvolleyball2019@gmail.com
Instagram: @icuvolleyball19
Twitter: @icuvolleyball19


Volleyball circle (ICU Halcyon)

Activity location
A Gym (Main court)
Activity days
Monday and Thursday (19:30-21:30)

Activities

In each practice, we start with passing, serving, receiving and spiking as warm ups. After that, we form mixed teams and have friendly matches. We have confidence in the welcoming atmosphere of our circle, and hope people of all levels can enjoy volleyball in every practice! We also participate in mixed volleyball competitions twice per semester.

Comment

We are now recruiting new members, especially those who are interested in volleyball! Our circle consists of both beginners and experienced players, so feel free to join our practice or contact us!!

Contact

Instagram: @ICUHalcyon
Twitter: @ICUVB


Wadaiko

Activity location
P-Gym, V-Gym
Activity days
Every week Wednesday 17:30-21:00,
Saturday 9:00-13:00 (one month before performance: Sunday)

Activities

We put our all into practice for our two yearly performances , ICU Festival and the Graduation Performance. By taking in and practicing the songs that our upperclassmen wrote, we are able to turn all the thoughts and feelings of each club member into sound through the drums. During the summer we have a club camp, as well as practice hours that allow us to get to know each other better! Outside of practice, we have exciting seasonal parties that keep us close!

Comment

Everyone starts as a beginner, and the upper level students kindly teach others, so don't worry! At every practice, we all work together and can watch ourselves grow in real time. Even with instruments that don't make noise, there are plenty of ways to reach the audience in a performance. It's not just the drums, but it's our expressions and our spirit that makes the music. Without fear, anyone that is interested is highly encouraged to come! We are waiting for those who are full of energy, seriousness, and that want to give it their all! If you have any interest, please consider coming to one of our workshops in the spring or the fall! Also, feel free to check the Wadaiko Club accounts for information!

Contact

Email: 22wadaikotop@gmail.com


Wandervogel

Activity location
Diffendorfer Memorial Hall East Wing Room 477
Activity days
Meetings every Wednesday lunch time (meeting for the whole club)
Training 2 to 3 times a week

Activities

Monthly climbing trips, camp during vacations and group climbs throughout the year. Camps usually are week-long trips with tents walking along mountain ridges in the Alps etc. Most of our climbs take place during the no-snow period, but we plan to revive activity in winter climbing, rock climbing and skiing. Regular meetings include basic training, reading maps, studying conditions in weather and rope work.

Comment

It's difficult to describe how wonderful a climb can be. One thing that stands out is the camaraderie that develops among us. It's not always fun, when nature confronts us with unexpected challenges. But the joy and difficulties are woven into treasured memories. You will meet life-long friends at the Wandervogel Club. By accumulating experience, anyone can enjoy mountain climbing for life. We welcome those who are interested but have no experience! (Most of us started without experience) Feel free to visit us any time. Welcome mountain lovers!


ICU Women's Soccer

Activity location
ICU Field
Activity days
We create practice schedules based on the member's class schedules every term!

Activities

ICU Women's Soccer is a very small team consisting of 4 members.
Although we have a small number of people on our team, we have the support of two amazing coaches: one of which is FIFA certified, and one who is JFA (Japan Football Association) certified!
Additionally, most of the members on our team are beginners in soccer, so this is an excellent team for both experienced and inexperienced students to learn how to play soccer while also having fun! We hope to see you on the field soon!

Comment

Welcome beginners and those with experience. Most of us started playing soccer in college. Come join the fun improving skills in soccer. Contact us at offsides.icu@gmail.com ♪

Contact

Email: offsides.icu@gmail.com

A Cappella Circle (UNBRAND)

Activity location
Diffendorfer Memorial Hall
Activity days
Weekdays: twice a week for each band
Saturdays: practice for the whole club

Activities

We are the only a cappella singing club at ICU. We don't use any instruments to accompany us. We have three live sessions a year and have fun practicing at regular training camps and performing at various events!

Comment

TV show "Hamonepu" pushed a cappella singing into the mainstream, while college students are the main demographic in the genre in Japan. We can produce beautiful harmony anywhere without instruments. Why not indulge yourself with magnificent music during your precious years at university?


Analog Game (TRPG D6)

Activity location
Diffendorfer Memorial Hall East Wing 3F Room 380
Activity days
Weekdays (during and after lunch breaks), Saturdays, Sundays

Activities

Playing and researching games that don't use electricity

Comment

Everyone gathers when they are free, such as between or after classes, and loosely plays German games such as Catan and Dominion or TRPGs such as Cthulhu and Sword World 2.0. For games you haven't played before, senior club members will thoroughly explain the rules. Trial board games are always being held. Please knock on our door!


Braille Club

Activity location
Diffendorfer Memorial Hall West Wing (Room 381)
Activity days
Monday: Lunch Time, Tuesday: Lunch Time and Convocation Hour

Activities

We convert children's books into Braille, teach people Braille notation, as well as introduce universal design toys!

Comment

It's a fun club with a relaxed atmosphere. Come join us for fun with Braille. Contact us at icu.braille.2015@gmail.com !


Calligraphy Club

Activity location
Diffendorfer Memorial Hall East Wing Basement
Activity days
We decide when we meet every term.

Activities

We study the classics and enjoy calligraphy

Comment

We are a very friendly club. Foreign students and beginners are very welcome. Come join us to enjoy learning the strokes and creating original works.


Nojiri Camp

Activity location
Diffendorfer Memorial Hall East Wing 3rd floor
Activity days
Weekly meetings, Nojiriko Camp in early July.

Activities

We go camping without electronic apparatus, cellphones or watches. We don't tell each other our IDs or which year we belong to.

Comment

You can meet nice friends during the extraordinary experience at camp.


Consulting Club

Activity location
Seminar Room in Momi House and Maple House
Activity days
Every Monday (13:00-15:00)

Activities

We are a non-profit consulting group, comprised of International Christian University (ICU) students. We are taking on the challenge to offer practical and innovative solutions by combining flexible thinking of young and internationally diverse staff and latest academic knowledge.

Comment

We aspire to become leaders of the global community through the practice of consultation built upon ICU's international liberal arts knowledge. We also serve as a platform where businesses, various organizations and students can directly interact with each other.


Debate Club (Debating Society)

Activity location
University Hall 170
Activity days
Every Monday, Wednesday and Friday (19:10-22:00)

Activities

We like to engage in logical arguments, formally called British Parliamentary Style debate. Why not join us to discuss politics, international relations, sexual minorities and other social problems?

Comment

What are your objectives in college? If it's improving English language and logical thinking skills, enhancing international experience, getting to know students from other universities, come join us!


DJing, listening to music (Drag Verble)

Activity location
Clubroom, Hall of Diffendorfer Memorial Hall East Wing, etc.
Activity days
irregular

Activities

DJing, listening to music

Comment

Welcome music lovers! No need to worry if you're not interested in DJing. Come see us at the multi-purpose hall, where we hold regular free-admission concerts.


Early Music Society

Activity location
Diffendorfer Memorial Hall West Wing (Room 473)
Activity days
Meeting on Friday's lunch time

Activities

Early music refers to Western music composed during the Renaissance to Baroque eras. (16 century to mid-18 century). We study performance methods in the period the pieces were composed to play them as they were performed.

Comment

We will continue to share our passion for early music with the audience.


Educational support project
(Study For Two ICU)

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Activity location
Seminar room
Activity days
Once a week

Activities

To realize a world where all children who want to can study. We collect used textbooks from university students and sell them for a small price and use the proceeds to support education for children in developing countries.

Comment

Study For Since there are about 50 branches in Japan, you can make many friends who have similar idea. ICU branch presently has about 40 members. We have a lot of fun in a friendly atmosphere.

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ICU Film Club

Activity location
Diffendorfer Memorial Hall East Wing 3F (Room 307)
Activity days
Meetings are held during lunch hour on Mondays. We meet on other days when necessary.

Activities

We create, watch and show independent production films. We shoot several films during the year during camps and for independent projects, and edit the footage to produce a movie for our screening event or during the ICU Festival.

Comment

Come see us right now, if you like this introduction. You'll find friends you'll cherish for life. If this isn't enough to attract you, come see us and our movies at our shows and at ICU Festival. You might want to join in the fun, even if you don't want to shoot a movie yourself.


Flower Arranging (Kado)

Activity location
Diffendorfer Memorial Hall East Wing Underground Ikebana room
Activity days
Every Friday from 13:00 to 15:00 during the term

Activities

Studying flower arrangement of the Sogetsu School and exhibitions (An Evening at Taizansō, ICU Festival and Graduation Exhibition)

Comment

We are a small club, but very eager to learn from our two teachers. We sometimes exhibit our works in the Honkan, so come see us if you're interested♪


Gospel Music (The Clumsy Chorus)

Activity location
University Hall 402
Activity days
Tuesday: Convocation Hour
Wednesday and Thursday: 19:00-21:00

Activities

The chorus and band perform Gospel music three times a year.


Hand bell (Bell Peppers)

Activity location
Diffendorfer Memorial Hall West Wing Conference Room
Activity days
Monday and Thursday・・・19:00-21:00

Activities

We perform twice a year at our regular concerts. We also enjoy practicing for performances on request, ringing Christmas carols, hymns, and pops.

Comment

Most of our ringers started in college. You don't have to be able to read the scores. Come for trials anytime.


Her Campus ICU

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Activity location
online
Activity days
meeting every two weeks

Activities

Her Campus is an online media magazine headquartered in Boston, MA, written primarily by and for college students. HC chapters generate articles, social media content, and host promotional events. There are three teams in our chapter, writing team, events team, SNS team, and you are able to join more than one. Each team has its own goal and we are all working hard to achieve them! Throughout our meetings and bonding events, we are making the best out of working online so if you are interested please come to our ZOOM meetings!

Comment

We started out HCICU in the midst of COVID-19, but we have been really successful at creating an amazing atmosphere through online games and talking to one another at meetings! If you are someone who wants to try new things or have a creative itch, definitely check us out. Currently, we have around 40 members, and we are still looking for more people to join us, so if you're interested, DM us on Instagram!!


ICU Festival Committee

Activity location
Diffendorfer Memorial Hall East Wing room 209 and 211
Activity days
The whole committee meets every Tuesday lunch hour, but other meetings are held according to each group.

Activities

We work in different groups such as management, secretariat, public relations and advertisement, production, plan coordination, and Committee-event planning, for the ICU Festival held at the end of October every year.

Comment

The ICU Festival Committee is organized every year with the approval of the university. Why not join us in managing the biggest event on campus for 13,000 students and the local community?


ICU Make&Consume Local Project

Activity location
ICU campus, Mitaka and Musashino areas
Activity days
Irregular

Activities

We have been working to promote local production for local consumption in Mitaka and Musashino areas since 2016. We sell Mitaka vegetables at the university once a week. In addition, we work together with university cafeteria on making new menus using vegetables from Mitaka.

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We hope that you can connect with people in many parts of the local community and local nature through our projects!


ICU SUSTENA

Activity location
Online Zoom Meeting
Meeting Room: ROOM E-204 in Science Hall "Seminar room for Biology and Environmental Studies Majors"
Activity days
Once a Week (We adjust the available meeting date for all members every term)

Activities

Our aim is to solve the environmental issues and promote students' environmental awareness. Our activities are started from one students' idea raised in the general education course "Environmental Studies" (held in Spring term). We mainly hold Eco Week, collect the Re-Re Packs, and attend the environmental exhibition held outside of ICU.

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Please send message through E-mail or Social Networking Service to contact with us if you are interested in thinking of environmental issues even a little.

Contact

Email: icu.sustainable@gmail.com
Instagram: @icu_sustena
facebook: @icu.sustena


ICU PRISM

Activity location
It will be online for the time-being.
Activity days
We have meetings for each project, but as a whole, we have online meetings about once a month. The schedule is decided by all members through schedule adjustment.

Activities

We are a student organization that focuses on gender and sexuality issues.
Our goal is to make ICU a safe space for everyone and to make gender issues a more accessible topic!
Our activities include organizing events, posting on social networking sites such as Instagram and podcasts, holding study groups, and social events. It's up to the members to decide what kind of projects they want to start and participate in. You are also welcomed to join as a place to share your daily frustrations!

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Please send message through E-mail or Social Networking Service to contact with us if you are interested in thinking of environmental issues even a little.

Contact

Anyone with an interest in gender and sexuality is welcome to join us! If you don't want to stop at "I wish this would happen," come join us at PRISM! If you're not sure what you want to do, please come to one of our meetings or contact us via Instagram, twitter, or email!
Email: icuprism23@gmail.com


ICU Volunteer Center

Activity location
Online
Activity days
zoom meetings about once every two weeks

Activities

Since 2018, we have been working to connect ICU students interested in volunteering with the demand for ICU students in Mitaka City and the surrounding areas. In the spring and fall semesters, we have held "Community Study Abroad Orientations" to match ICU students with organizations in Mitaka City, participated in the Disaster Prevention Marche, and held volunteer camps. Our current activities under the covid-19 are mainly to introduce volunteers who have been requested on Facebook.

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We welcome anyone interested in volunteer activities and their promotion, those who want to take action from a glocal perspective, and those who want to learn about Mitaka City!
Many of our members are also members of other organizations, so you can work at your own pace. Volunteer participation is also optional.
As of 2021, we have a small number of members, and the activities themselves can be developed in a variety of ways according to the wishes and creativity of each member. If you are interested, please contact us via email or Facebook!

Contact

Email: icuvolctr@gmail.com


Idol Culture Group (Meltingpot)

Activity location
Diffendorfer Memorial Hall East Wing、Physical Education Center (R-GYM)、Studios off campus
Activity days
Monday and Wednesday (19:00-21:00)

Activities

We talk about idols, attend their concerts, and participate in Unidol

Comment

If you like Japanese idols or like to dance, come join us. See our dance video here: ICU Melting Pot.
Unidol 2016 summer preliminary roundUnidol 2016 summer consolation match


Irish Culture Group (Rince)

Activity location
Convocation Hour on Tuesday (Lawn next to the Diffendorfer Memorial Hall Westt Wing)
After 7th period on Thursday (University Hall)
Activity days
Convocation Hour on Tuesday
After 7th period on Thursday

Activities

We love traditional Irish culture, especially the music. We enjoy Irish tea and sweets as well as dancing and performing with instruments.

Comment

Join us anytime. Beginners are welcome! Enjoy Irish music with us. Come see us during convocation hour on the lawn in front of the University Hall♪

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KGK (Christian Fellowship)

Activity location
Diffendorfer Memorial Hall East Wing (Room 314)
Activity days
Mon-Fri:Every morning 9:30-10:00,
lunch hours 13:00-13:40 (excluding Wednesdays)

Activities

In KGK, we host daily prayer meetings, weekly Bible Study and seasonal camp. Through activities such as reading the Bible, praying together and talking about our issues, and gratitude, we hope that students can walk firmly in their paths with God!

Comment

While our club has many activities, members come whenever they are free. Since ICU students are always busy, we hope that students do not get caught in the busyness but through the club activities, we believe that students can be filled with joy and appreciation! We are always welcoming Christians and Non-Christians.
E-mail: icukgkcoremail@gmail.com


Koto Club

Activity location
Diffendorfer Memorial Hall East Wing (Room 473)
Activity days
Wednesday Lunch Time

Activities

We practice for two regular concerts a year. During the ICU Festival, we open a Koto Cafe.

Comment

Welcome beginners♪ Even if you've never touched a Koto, you'll be able to play in no time. We have many foreign students! Join us music lovers or if you're interested in Japanese culture♪ Why not enjoy playing the stringed instrument with us in the relaxed atmosphere of the Koto Club?


Large Jazz Ensemble
(Modern Music Society)

Activity location
Diffendorfer Memorial Hall West Wing Basement
Activity days
Tuesday and Thursday (19:00-21:30)
Saturday (13:00-18:00)

Activities

Large Jazz Ensemble

2 Alto Sax players; 2 Tenor Sax players; 1 Baritone Sax player; 4 Trumpet players; 3 Tenor Trombone players; 1 Bass Trombone player; and, 1 each for the Piano, Bass, Drums, and Guitar in the rhythm section.

Comment

The Modern Music Society (Mumus) is the only jazz club at ICU. Our history dates back to the founding days.

We perform at the ICU Festival, at joint live sessions with other bands, YAMANO BIG BAND JAZZ CONTEST (YBBJC), and the Ota City University Jazz Festival.
We have played with notable musicians like Andy Martin(tb), Bill Reichenbach(tb), Gary Foster(as), Eric Marienthal(as), Wayne Bergeron(tp), Chuck Findley(tp) and Bobby Shew(tp).


Lighting Committee

Activity location
Diffendorfer Memorial Hall East Wing (Auditorium, The lighting committees room)
Diffendorfer Memorial Hall West Wing (Multi-purpose Hall)
Activity days
Meetings every Monday. Work for stage lighting will be for each production.

Activities

We provide stage lighting for theatrical and dance performances on campus. We also manage safety of the halls to support student organizations perform safely.

Comment

Stage hands are indispensable for every performance. Lighting enhances the effect on stage and plays an important role in creating an unforgettable experience for the audience. With the Lighting Committee, you will experience something you cannot acquire elsewhere.

Contact

Email: iculightingcommittee@gmail.com
Instagram: @icu_lightingcommittee
Twitter: @ICU_Lighting


Mikan Fan Club

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Activity location
University of Tokyo (Komaba Campus), ICU, mikan production areas in Japan
Activity days
Irregular (but we have many events!)

Activities

Mikan Fan Club mainly holds some events, participates in school festivals, and visits many mikan production areas to accomplish the increase of mikan consumption which is one of our goals. Also, we are cooperating with University Tokyo Mikan Fan Club. Annually, at ICU, we hold mikan distributing (for free!) event and participate in ICU festival.

Comment

No matter you love mikan or not, you can realize how wonderful mikan is through activities in Mikan Fan Club!!

Contact

Email: mikanclub.uticu@gmail.com
Twitter: @mikanclub1139


Mixed Chorus (ICU Glee Club)

Activity location
Diffendorfer Memorial Hall
Activity days
Tuesday 16:30-20:20
Saturday 13:00-18:00

Activities

We have two regular concerts a year. We also perform at the A Capella Café at the ICU Festival, entrance/ commencement ceremonies and the university service. We also go Christmas caroling. We sing from various genres of music including Negro spirituals, religious pieces, and Japanese songs.

Comment

The ICU Glee Club is the university's leading mixed voice chorus brimming with history. It was established at the same time as the university itself. All the members are ICU students, playing equal parts in club activities including conductors and pianists. Students can carefully and seriously study and create music together and have fun in the process. The club members participate in many events throughout the year. They are free to decide how often they want to participate and they can enjoy club activities in their own ways. If you want to continue singing in a chorus in college, if you just love singing, if you are interested in a chorus, if you want to start some kind of music or organize events or run an organization, or if you just want to find a place to belong to for now, the Glee Club is for you. Come and let's sing along together!


Music Band (Jazz Funk Keystation)

Activity location
Diffendorfer Memorial Hall West Wing
Activity days
Meeting every Monday from 1PM, Diffendorfer Memorial Hall West Wing Third floor. Please feel free to come and ask!

Activities

We have two live sessions a term with the Melody Union!

Comment

Jazz Funk Keystation performs mainly funk, soul and acoustic music! Welcome music lovers. Let's pursue music together♪


ICU Musical Theater Troupe

Activity location
Depends on the production.
Activity days
Depends on the production. We meet once a month.

Activities

We perform musicals ranging from Broadway works to originals♪ We presently have 50 members. Each performance is an independent production, so you can participate when you want to. You can join us as either cast or staff, contributing to the performance from different positions. We welcome newcomers, with experience or without. (^O^)/ Why not join us in staging a creative work?

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Have a look at the information about our performances on SNS etc. (*^^*)


Nagauta Club

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Activity location
Diffendorfer Memorial Hall West Wing (Room 472)
Activity days
Irregular practice sessions. Individual practice on weekdays in the club room, and lessons with the teacher on weekends.

Activities

Lessons once or twice a week. Individual practice sessions, performances twice a year and participation in other events.

Comment

Traditional art of Nagauta with Shamisen and uta. Our international shamisen players create sophisticated harmony in our performances. You can acquire shamisen skills you'll be proud of abroad. Most of us started as beginners, so don't worry if you have no experience.


Nature Observation Club (YANMORI)

Activity location
The woods on the ICU campus, nature off campus
Activity days
Irregular

Activities

We have fun observing nature. We dig bamboo shoots, observe fireflies, and trees. We also visit botanical gardens and hold bird watching events.

Comment

If you like living things, join us. Those interested in biology are also welcome. If you like being outdoors, take walks, you're welcome!


Open Arms

Activity location
All meetings will be through zoom until further notice.
Activity days
Meetings every Tuesday from 14:00 - 15:00. We also have additional meetings, depending on the member's schedule.

Activities

The mission of Open Arms at International Christian University is to reach students who have an interest in learning and cultivating an understanding of the minority communities in Japan. We aspire to learn about different cultures and build students' soft skills through various workshops held through this organization.
Each academic term, we aim to organize events regarding issues that are related to current problems and introducing topics and cultures to students and the community.

Comment

If you are interested in creating an event related to the club's mission statement, please do not hesitate to contact us. This organization is a platform for students to spread awareness on topics that they see as important. Attendance to weekly meetings is not required; however, participation in organizing or volunteering in activities is highly encouraged.

Contact

Email: openarms.icu@gmail.com


CMS Orchestra

Activity location
3rd floor of University Hall, Diffendorfer Memorial Hall East Wing, etc.
Activity days
Tuesday (Thursday): 19:10-
Saturday: 13:30-

Activities

We perform at our regular concerts twice a year (April and October), open a classical music café during the ICU Festival and also play at the Christmas candlelight service. In 1992, we joined the ICU Wadaiko (Japanese drum) Club for performances in the U.S. and also performed in Germany in 2009 to commemorate the 200th anniversary of the birth of Mendelssohn.

Comment

The ICU CMS Orchestra, (known as CMS) was established in 1958 as the Chamber Music Society. It is one of the oldest clubs at ICU. Why not join an orchestra to make your college days more exciting? For information about our performances and new members, see our Website or write to us at icucms@hotmail.com (^^)/


Photo Club (Lucida)

Activity location
Diffendorfer Memorial Hall West Wing (Room 471) We have a photo darkroom.
Activity days
Every Friday Meeting (13:00~)

Activities

Members take photos and show them during meetings. We have randomly scheduled photo sessions and hold exhibitions on campus every term as well as hold a show off campus during the summer.

Comment

We can lend you cameras, so even if you don't have one, you're welcome to join us. You'll have a lot of freedom in the club. Come see us!


Pop Music Band (Melody Union)

Activity location
Regular campus live sessions are held in the West Wing of the Diffendorfer Memorial Hall, multi-purpose hall. We have our own practice room in the basement of the New D-Kan. Each band reserves the room to practice. When it's not occupied, you can set up a jam session with members.
Activity days
Every Friday from 13:00~, we hold a meeting in the third floor terrace of the New D-kan. We don't practice on set days, but each band practices before regular live sessions.

Activities

Five regular live sessions on campus, practice for these performances. Camp every July and a joint live session with the Jazz Funk Keystation at the ICU Festival in October.

Comment

Music and instrument lovers, come join us.


Publish a student newspaper
(Weekly Giants Co.)

Activity location
Diffendorfer Memorial Hall East Wing (Room 372)
Activity days
Tuesdays Convocation Hour

Activities

We publish a weekly student newspaper and run a news site

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Weekly GIANTS Co. publishes the The Weekly GIANTS at ICU. Since its foundation in 1976, we are a self-supporting operation, funding our printing fees with subscription and advertisement fees, without any subsidies from the university. In 2014, we launched the News Site The Weekly GIANTS ONLINE 2014 to provide information about the university effectively.

Our main activities include writing articles based on interviews and reporting for the printed The Weekly GIANTS and the website The Weekly GIANTS ONLINE. Articles are checked for typographical errors several times, so you needn't worry if you have no experience. You are welcome if you want to brush up your writing skills, or want to be a professional writer.

We also have editors, photographers, and designers who work on the layout and illustrations for printed and digital media. If you're interested in media, come see us in room 372 of the new Diffendorfer Hall West Wing(new D-kan)!

You can ask us questions at "contact@weeklygiants.co" Feel free to contact us!


Puppet Show Club

Activity location
Diffendorfer Memorial Hall East Wing (Room 311)
Activity days
Every Friday lunch time

Activities

Performing puppet shows on campus (ex. ICU festival) and off campus (ex. performances of disaster puppet shows in front of children in Mitaka)

Comment

We create our puppets, script, sound effect and lighting by ourselves. If you like to make things, express yourself by acting or through a story, want to be with kids, the Puppet Show Club is for you. Come see us at the club room.

Contact

Email: puppet.icu@gmail.com
Instagram: @icupuppet
Facebook: icupuppet


Snaction

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Activity location
Online (some activities such as preparation, negotiation, interview are held offline)
Activity days
Meeting: every other Saturday, 8pm to 10pm

Activities

Snaction organizes events that are "building a candy house by using food loss, and thinking about the issue regarding food."

Comment

Snaction was established on July 2020, and half the number of us are not ICU students. We discuss food loss and creative education on the meeting, and put values on "thinking matters as our business". Activities and discussions are mostly in Japanese.

Contact

Email: okashinoie.manager@gmail.com
Instagram: @0ka4noie
Twitter: @0ka4noie


Science Club

Activity location
Cience Hall S201
Activity days
Lunch time on Monday or Friday

Activities

We organize science events for kids and ICU students.

Comment

Hi! We hold science workshops for kids several times a year, and prepare for them once or twice a week. Right now, we are preparing for the science workshop on campus and the Haunted House at ICU Festival. We presently have 11 members (ID18-20) from various majors (some are arts majors!) We welcome both arts and science majors. If you're interested in having fun, you're welcome. Contact us at icuscienceclub@gmail.com if you're interested♪


Sound Effect Group

Activity location
Mainly in the Diffendorfer Memorial Hall
Activity days
Occasionally

Activities

We support sound effect operations for performances on campus


Spanish Speaking Society

Activity location
Diffendorfer Memorial Hall West Wing Room 377
Activity days
Every Tuesday (12:40-15:00)
Every Friday (12:40-13:50)

Activities

We are the Spanish Speaking Society commonly known as Sususu. We like to cook Latin American and Spanish food, and talk about Latin culture. We sometimes teach children Spanish.

Comment

Welcome anyone interested in Spanish, Latin culture or just good food.


Stand-up Comedy Group

Activity location
Diffendorfer Memorial Hall East Wing (Room 308) and Diffendorfer Memorial Hall West Wing (Meeting Room)
Activity days
Mondays lunch time

Activities

Weekly meetings
Monthly live performance in classrooms
Serving as emcee at university events
A live performance in September at an auditorium hall, a live manzai comedy performance at the ICU Festival
A live performance by graduating students, joint performances with groups from other universities
Participation in national summer and winter comedy competitions, Internet radio performances
・・・These are just a few of the activities we are pursuing energetically.

Activity results
Advance to the semifinal at the nationwide university comedy competition NOROSHI 2016
Advance to the final, the jury award, at the nationwide university comedy competition NOROSHI 2017
Advance to the final at the nationwide university comedy competition NOROSHI 2018

Comment

We are the only official ICU Stand-up Comedy Club. We are looking for new members, performers and backstage staff! Come see us during lunchtime on Tuesdays.


Taizansō Project

Activity location
Taizansō, Diffendorfer Memorial Hall West Wing
Activity days
Once a month (It depends on the schedule of members in each term)

Activities

We work for the preservation and practical use of the Taizansō, a Registered Tangible Cultural Property on campus.

Comment

We work for the preservation of the Taizansō, a Registered Tangible Cultural Property on campus. Please feel free to contact us!


TCP community (Yui)

Activity location
Online
Activity days
Online meeting on every Thursday from 20:30
Other events are held occasionally.

Activities

Guest speaker lectures, book sharing, study groups for teacher recruitment exams

Comment

Yui is a community for ICU students who have interests in education and teaching careers.
We are providing information about the teacher certification program, TCP, events held online or on campus, and the opportunity to connect with each other through dialogues.
If you are interested, please do not hesitate to contact us!
Email: yui.kyoshoku@gmail.com


Tea Ceremony Club

Activity location
Taizansō
Activity days
Every Tuesday from 10 to 17 (You can join us for practice within this time frame)

Activities

Our tea ceremony master joins us for our weekly practice sessions. For the Spring Tea Ceremony every April and also during the ICU Festival, we invite many guests to have tea with us.

Comment

You'll be able to learn and enjoy the essence of the tea ceremony with us. We have the rare experience of practicing at the Taizansō, a cultural property. Welcome beginners and seasoned tea ceremony experts. Anyone interested should come see us at the Taizansō.


Theater Company (Kokasha)

Activity location
Diffendorfer Memorial Hall East Wing / West Wing
Activity days
Four meetings per week

Activities

"Straight Play" is the focus of our performances; we perform about three times a year. In the fall semester, we hold a debut performance for new members who joined the club that year, and in the winter semester, we hold a graduation performance for members who are graduating that year (*The timing and content of the performances may vary depending on the year).

Comment

We welcome those with no experience in theater. You'll meet many people by participating in a production. Why don't you join us?

Contact

Email: icu.kokasha@gmail.com
Twitter: @icu_kokasha


Theater Company (Niji)

Activity location
University Hall, Diffendorfer Memorial Hall
Activity days
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday

Activities

We visit kindergartens, elementary schools and nursing homes for the aged to perform original musicals on request. We entertain child and adult audiences about 20 times a year, at venues around ICU and abroad.

Comment

We perform energetic musicals to make people happy wherever we go. Come see our performances!


UNESCO Club

Activity location
Meeting:Diffendorfer Memorial Hall West Wing (Room 371)
Study Workshop:TBA
Activity days
Meeting:Every Wednesday (13:00-13:30)
Study Workshop:Every Friday(19:10-21:00)

Activities

Weekly study sessions / Study tours abroad once or twice a year / Annual domestic study tour / Eco cap collection / Exhibition at ICU Fes. / Others

Comment

Study Tours Abroad
We have weekly discussions on themes that members are interested in. Several members are assigned to explain each theme thoroughly before a discussion, so you can join in the debate even if you're not familiar with the subject. Discussing myriad topics with members from diverse backgrounds is fun and widens your perspective. Come join us anytime! (Themes we've talked about: The accident of Fukushima Nuclear powerplant and that of Chernobyl, Comfort women, ISIS, The earthquake in Nepal, Post-war education in Germany)

Study Tours Abroad
The study tours abroad once or twice a year are our greatest event. We plan our trips by ourselves, choosing the destination, finding accommodation, and making appointments with local schools and organizations. During our stay, we share our impressions and questions. We're not there as tourists, but we learn and experience things we treasure for life. (Countries we've visited: Korea, Nepal, Czech Republic and Poland, Cambodia, etc.)


Vegetable Growers Group

Activity location
Campus vegetable garden.
Activity days
Convocation Hour (14:00-15:00)
Saturday (11:00-12:00)

Activities

We grow vegetables and flowers in the gardens on campus.

Comment

We welcome new members 365 days a year. Contact us!


ICU Wind-Brass Ensemble

Activity location
Diffendorfer Memorial Hall West Wing Basement and University Hall
Activity days
Monday and Wednesday・・・18:45-21:30
Saturday・・・13:45-17:30

Activities

Performing at our twice-a-year regular concerts and at the ICU Festival.

Comment

ICUBRASS welcomes beginners and students from other universities. Come see us!


Worship Night

Activity location
Seabury Chapel
Activity days
Every Friday 7:30 pm~

Activities

We are having worship from 7:30 pm on every Friday at Seabury chapel. We praise God, listen to message and have dinner with ICU students and professors. Worship Night is the special time that we rest our heart and body at the end of the week.

Comment

We have stopped this activity during spring term but we're going to hold it on zoom from autumn term. We're looking forward to seeing 24 students, other students, ICU professors and alumni. Let's have worship and praise God together. Please join us!

Contact

Email: worshipnighticu@gmail.com


Yearbook Committee

Activity location
Lunch time at Bakayama and shooting to various places in campus
Activity days
After 7th period on Tuesday

Activities

We create and publish the ICU Yearbook with memories of the year.

Comment

Welcome those interested in photography, creating albums and enjoying a picnic on the Bakayama!

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