Student Unions


As Student Activities Department at Beirut Arab University, we plan & organize sports, social & artistic activities for students. We enhance university experience by providing events that are both inspiring & enriching. Through a variety of clubs, teams, & competitive groups, we strive to bring a sense of community to all BAU students.

We aim is to enrich campus life by providing services, facilities & opportunities for community development in Lebanon & abroad, multicultural experiences, personal growth & the acquisition of skills vital to the development of engaged citizens & future leaders to contribute in a global society.

We support students’ needs by helping them work with one another, building interpersonal relationships & gaining experiences with collaborative event planning. In turn, as students develop their skills, they grow as individuals to become leaders in their own field. As a Department we provide numerous benefits by giving the students the chance to participate in our activities so they will have a more enriched university life experience, develop valuable leadership, interpersonal skills & become more marketable when job searching.

Student Activities Department Goal

- Refining students’ personalities in social terms, in order to reflect the civilized image of the University (through workshops, lectures & other activities).

- Improving the points of strength of BAU students & work on their weaknesses.

- Developing capacities & skills for students to resolve obstacles & deal with problems.

- Developing leadership skills.

- Creating a sense of loyalty & affiliation with the university.

- Providing a healthy environment where students have all the space to express themselves.

- Offering communication skills among students through participating in all kinds of activities.

Extracurricular Activities & Clubs

Being a student is one of the most important & memorable experiences of a person’s life. In addition to academic pursuits, extracurricular activities make up a valuable part of the overall university experience. Students can develop their social & interpersonal skills by getting involved in running clubs. This will help to improve their teamwork skills, & ability to build meaningful relationship with friends & peers.

  1. Sports Activities Division

- Enhance the physical quotient of the students by making them physically fit, strong, healthy & dexterous.

- Prepare students for growth & survival in a competitive world.

Clubs: Basketball (Men-Women), Football (Men-Women), Volleyball (Men-Women- Mix), Archery, Ping-Pong, Handball, Rugby, Swimming, Maui Thai, Kickboxing, Badminton, Tennis, & Chess. Gym Classes: Zumba & Body Pump.

  1. Social & Cultural Activities Division

- Teach students how to get involved & engaged in the community’s social problems.

- Help students to improve their skills such as organizational, presentation, leadership & interpersonal communication.

Clubs: Environmental Protection Club, Adventure Club, Social Club, Lebanese Red Cross Youth Center - BAU Club, Entrepreneurship, Astronomy, & TEDx BAU.

  1. Artistic Activities Division

- Make them aesthetically alive by induction into various arts. - Help them develop graceful expression through dance, feel the ecstasy of music, & emote through drama.

Clubs: Folk Dance, Modern Dance, Music Club, Drama Club, Art Crafts, & Photography.


Student Activities Department’s Facilities in each campus provides the infrastructure & services to enhance community life within the three campuses. Staff is committed to providing an environment that is safe, comfortable, & fosters community.

The following facilities are available:

  • Student Activities Building:

- Activities Offices & Student Lounges

- Meeting Rooms for Club Members

- Internet Access

- LCD Television & DVD Player

- White Board - Photocopy machine

- Telephone

- Laptop & Data Show for presentations.

  • Campuses Facilities:

- Gym

- Sports Complex (Gym, Sports Hall, Ping-Pong Hall)

- Training Halls & Auditorium

- Tennis Courts

- Green Fields

- Basketball Courts

- Ping Pong, Billiard table Hall

Arts & Performance Clubs

Since BAU values and nurtures talent, we have put forward the opportunity for our students to join any of three Artistic Clubs. Whether you are dazzled by the lights of the theater, the graceful movements of a dancer, or the harmonic sounds of the symphony, Artistic Clubs are the best choice for you.

Drama Club

Do you feel like you can convince anyone by acting? Are you confident enough to look crazy on a stage? BAU’s Drama Club is your chance to shine on stage and show your best. When you join this club, you’ll be able to participate in local and Arab festivals. You’ll also get to meet a variety of local and Arab actors and actresses.

Music Club

Have you always aspired to become a member of a band or choir? Do your friends tell you that you have an amazing voice? If you are that person, then BAU’s Student Activities invites you to join the Music Club. You will get to perform live in front of audiences from BAU and outside. You’ll regularly practice with others who share your interests; and you will be exposed to chances beyond your imagination.


Owing to the value of sports on health, BAU has dedicated several sports clubs. These include basketball, volleyball, handball, archery, chess, Muay Thai, ping-pong, swimming, and Zumba. Find more information about each of these unique clubs.


Our basketball teams have won hundreds of championships over the years. BAU’s basketball team is definitely a team you want to join.


Our football team is highly competitive. With the best players on our side, the football team has won many championships over the years. We organize and participate in friendly matches and competitions. These include the annual staff vs. students competition and competitions with other faculties and universities.


When you join the volleyball team, you’ll get two privileges. The obvious is that you will get to be a part of this active club. But what you don’t know is that you’ll also have the chance to be trained by the best university coaches in Lebanon. You’ll join and participate in friendly matches and championships in Lebanon and the Arab world.

Handball Men

The men’s handball club is one of the most thrilling and challenging clubs to be on. You’ll experience the joy of winning many national and international competitions. The club is trained by one of the most talented coaches in Lebanon. You’ll also be able to play this great sport which roots back to Roman and French origins.

Archery Club

This club has attracted a large group of students over the years. If you wish to sharpen your skills and focus, join this club. You’ll be trained by professionals in the field and get to perfect your archery techniques. We also participate in a lot of competitions and tournaments.


If you are into more strategy games, then the chess club is what you are looking for. You’ll compete with other chess players at BAU and outside. You’ll also be able to learn new strategies and techniques. Playing chess can actually spark your creativity and teach you how to think fast and solve problems.

Muay Thai

Muay Thai is a famous form of martial arts. This sport originally emerged in Thailand and expanded to the rest of the world. It is not similar to conventional western boxing and kickboxing. What is unique and interesting about it is that it encourages its players to use four sets of limbs. If you wish to work on your agility and nimbleness, then Muay Thai is the right sport for you.

Ping Pong

If you are more into a fast-paced kind of sport, then the ping-pong club is the right choice. Requiring a lot of movement and agility, this kind of sport is the best for burning calories and staying fit. If you also wish to improve your eye-hand coordination and stimulate your concentration and mental awareness, then you should definitely join this club.


When you join the swimming team, you’ll be able to compete in swimming competitions. Our swimmers have obtained many awards throughout the years in sport tournaments. This endurance-building sport is good for a healthy heart and strong muscles.


Zumba is a dance that combines rhythmic movements with aerobic exercises. BAU provides Zumba classes with professional coaches. The idea is to encourage students to lead a healthy life, to participate in fun classes, and to overcome stress and anxiety. Students can join these classes anytime.