Aoyama Gakuin University has a wide variety of sports and culture clubs, and interest groups known as 'circles'.Sports clubs include men's basketball, track, baseball, volleyball and badminton. The women's 4 x 100 meter relay team won the intercollegiate championships in September 2014. The men's long-track relay team won the title in the 2015 and 2016 Hakone Ekiden, held during the New Year holiday. The Royal Sounds Jazz Orchestra, a university-endorsed jazz club, organizes an annual jazz festival in the area and performs in live performances year round.
The Advisory Group is unique to Aoyama Gakuin University. Advisors consisting of faculty members have own themes for their group activities. Undergraduate students can choose from a range of advisory groups and it is a chance to meet fellows from other departments at university and engage in extracurricular activities that are separate to the normal club activities.