student clubs and organizations

Students are the ones that make things happen at Colby-Sawyer by participating in and collaborating with faculty, staff, and other students in the development of a wide variety of activities around campus. Many of these activities are connected with a specific club or organization. The following is a list of clubs and organizations and their purpose statements. Many of the clubs have their own web pages that you can look at to find out more about a particular club's activities.

African Student Association

The African Student Association is a student club dedicated to promoting the cultures of the African continent to the world as well as helping others understand what being African is truly about. The organization hopes to, by working with people from all over, break the false established stereotypes of Africa. This club is open to all. For more information, contact the club's advisor: Prof. Harvey Pine, Assistant Professor, Environmental Studies.

Alpha Chi

Alpha Chi National College Honor Scholarship Society, Colby-Sawyer College New Hampshire Alpha Chapter.

Alpha Chi is a national honor society that promotes academic excellence and exemplary character among college and university students. Its name derives from the initials of the Greek words ALETHEIA (truth) and CAPAKTHP (character). For more information, contact the club's advisors: Prof. Randy Hanson, Chair, Multi-Disciplinary Studies and Social Sciences and Education or Prof. Joshua Steffen, Assistant Professor, Natural Sciences.

American Sign Language Club

Do you know sign language? Are you interested in learning more about sign language? Then the American Sign Language Club might be a right (good) fit for you. The main goal of the club is to familiarize members with the language. The club focuses on the basics of the language communication, for instance food, sports, etc. This is to make the campus and the community friendlier toward people with speech differences. The club is also involved in raising funds for charities that aid children with speech and hearing challenges. For more information contact the club's advisor: Prof. Lynn Garrioch, Associate Professor, Social Sciences and Education

Anime Club

The purpose of this organization is to view samples of anime (Japanese Animation) received from various companies, to showcase projects made by club members and to hold intelligent conversations about themes of anime and manga (Japanese graphic novels). For more information, contact the club's advisor: Prof. Tom Kealy, Associate Professor, Humanities.

Athletic Training Club

The Athletic Training club exists to build a sense of community amongst the Athletic Training students and to promote athletic events around the campus and in the surrounding community. The club also helps with professional development of members especially in the occupational field of athletic training. The group is involved in various athletic events on campus including but not limited to collegiate sports and intramural events. The legendary 5K run is also in the arena of the club. The club is open to all students regardless of majors. The Athletic Training Club meets regularly during the academic year. For more information contact Prof. Matt Mccabe, Clinical Assistant Professor, Exercise and Sport Sciences.

Biology Club

No doubt about it, the natural world is absolutely amazing. From the beautiful simplicity of a spider's web to the incomprehensible complexity of the human brain, there is more to observe and understand than one person could achieve in 6.02 x 10(23) lifetimes! But the Biology Majors Club can help you get the most out of this life by adding an exciting element to your undergraduate experience.

Most importantly, THIS CLUB IS NOT EXCLUSIVELY FOR BIOLOGY MAJORS! We encourage every student who has a desire to investigate the wonder and beauty of the natural world to be an active member. For more information, contact the club's advisors: Bonnie Lewis or Prof. Christine Bieszczad, Assistant Professor, Natural Sciences.

Campus Activities Board

The Campus Activities Board is a fun organization of enthusiastic and energetic students. Through collaboration, teamwork and dedication, CAB provides entertainment and educational programs to the Colby-Sawyer College community as well as the community at large. For more information, contact the club's advisor Sarah Braun, Assistant Director of Student Activities.

Child Development Majors Club

The purpose of this organization is to provide opportunities to members and others to learn about the educational profession which will be done through resources such as sharing experiences of it's members, the experiences of the professors and members of the area school systems. For more information, contact the club's advisor Prof. Darcy Mitchell, Assistant Professor, Social Sciences and Education.

Class Boards

Each class has a set of officers that are elected each spring. The classes do a variety of projects throughout the academic year. Some of these projects are community service based and others are done to raise funds for the class. For more information, contact Robin Davis, Associate Dean of Students & Director of Citizenship Education.

Community Service Club

The purpose of this organization is to involve college students in service to the community. In doing so, not only provide important services but to infuse service as an important part of people's lives. For more information, contact the club's advisor Julie Crisafi, Parent and Community Partnerships Coordinator.

Cooking Club

Love food, love to cook, enjoy talking about food? Then the cooking club is right for you. The club brings lovers of culinary delights together, not only to relish and critique food tastes and methodologies, but also to educate on the nutritional value of foods. The multicultural and international make-up of the club means you will experience aromas and recipes planet wide. The club meets at least four times a month, generally once weekly. For more information email Prof. Randy Hanson, Professor of Social Sciences and Education.

Cross Cultural Club

The Cross Cultural Club is a group of International and American students who are interested in meeting people from other cultures and learning from each other. We host several dinners in homes off-campus, attend cultural events, and organize campus activities that expose students to other cultures. Our biggest event is the International Festival. Anyone is welcome to join. For more information, email Cindy Benson.

CSC Model United Nations

The United Nations is a global organization that seeks to promote global peace, unity and development. The CSC Model UN aims to advance these goals on our campus and in our general vicinity. With lectures, trips and Model UN conferences, the club serves as a platform for students to gain knowledge on global and local issues as well as acquire skills on negotiation and teamwork. The group is a member of the Global Model UN and affiliated with the UNICEF Action Program. The group meets at least once weekly and as needed. For more information, contact Prof. Randy Hanson, Professor of Social Sciences and Education or Prof. Eric Boyer, Associate Professor of Social Sciences and Education. Also, visit the facebook page at www.facebook.com/cscmun .

CSC Players

This organization gives students an opportunity to be involved with theatrical productions on a non-exclusive level (meaning that all students who want to be involved are able to be involved). The Colby-Sawyer Players will provide the campus community with a small-scale theatrical production each year in either the fall or spring semester. The organization provides students with the opportunity to discuss theatre with other students who appreciate the performing arts; therefore, promoting theatre appreciation across campus. For more information, contact the club's advisors Bonnie Lewis or Mike Lovell, Assistant Professor, Fine and Performing Arts.

CSC Riffed

A cappella group designed to give musically inclined Colby-Sawyer students the chance to be a part of a different kind of singing group at school. This group's goal is to perform many entertaining, uncommon and enjoyable styles of music for their community and classmates. For more information, contact, the club's advisor Prof. Jean Liepold.

Dance Club

The Colby-Sawyer College Dance club provides students with the opportunity to further their creative energies through the art form of dance.

This club is a student run organization, which produces two shows, "An Evening of Dance" in the fall and "Expressions of Dance" in the spring. A variety of styles and techniques are showcased from Classical Ballet to Hip Hop and Jazz. Students, as well as many alumni and other sources, choreograph the dances. For more information, contact the club's advisor Julie Crisafi.

Debate Society

The purpose of this club is to compete in intercollegiate debate tournaments such as the American Parliamentary Debate Association (APDA), the National Parliamentary Debate Association (NPDA), National Debate Tournament (NDT) policy debate, and the World Parliamentary Debate Championships. The Society shall engage in several public debates throughout the year to inform and entertain the Colby-Sawyer campus. The Society will participate in any exhibition debates they are invited to attend. The APDA portion of the Society will organize and run an APDA-formatted tournament on campus. For more information, contact the club's advisor Prof. Kraig Larkin, Assistant Professor, Social Sciences and Education.

Dynamite Steppers

The purpose of this team is to provide students the opportunity to learn and perform the traditional, historical, and modern dance form known as step (Percussive dance in which the participant's entire body is used as an instrument to produce complex rhythms and sounds through a mixture of footsteps, spoken word, and hand claps). Participation insills values of motivation, discipline, self-worth, and interpersonal skills through the activity of stepping.

Dynamite Steppers aim to promote unity amongst brotherhood and sisterhood. The club seeks to not just be a team, but a multicultural family. All CSC students are welcome to join. For more information, contact the club's advisor Lauren Broderick.

Enactus

Enactus, formerly known as Students in Free Enterprise, is an international organization with a “head for business and a heart for the world” that brings student leaders together to compete and hone their skills while creating a better world through the positive power of business. For more information, contact the club's advisors Prof. Bill Spear, Assistant Professor, Business Adminstration or Prof. Michael Lynch, Assistant Professor, Business Adminstration.

Exercise and Sport Sciences Majors Club

The Exercise and Sport Science Majors Club was created to further enhance the educational development of students who are majoring in Exercise and Sport Science (Athletic Training, Exercise Science, and Sports Management). The club's mission is to provide opportunities for every student in the major to gain educational experience. This club was initiated to provide experiences, such as attending conferences, having speakers, and sponsoring functions that interests students in all three areas. For more information, contact the club's advisor Prof. Jean Eckrich, Professor of Exercise and Sports Sciences.

Fashion Club

The purpose of this club is to promote an understanding of fashion as a way of cultural change, and group belonging. The club will motivate students to be unique, and encourage them not to be afraid to be different, and show of their personalities through fashion. Students will be taught how to be comfortable with themselves, and give them confidence to showcase their different styles. Overall, the Fashion Club will create a diverse environment that will help students embrace their own fashion sense. For more information, contact the club's advisor Kanika Jackson, Coordinator of Student Activities, International and Diversity Initiatives.

Feed the Freezer

The purpose of this club is to fight food waste and hunger by recovering surplus perishable food from the campus cafeteria and surrounding communities that would otherwise go to waste and donating it to peple in need. It is not only about recovering foods and donating it, but it is also about giving back to the community by helping those in need of foods. The club would focus on experiencing and expanding our knowledge about the prevailing issues regarding hunger and food waste and create discussions to fight agains them. It will also help the students to give exposure to the local community as we recover foods from different places around the community. The club is open to all students interested in fighting food waste and hunger. For more information, contact the club's advisor Sanda Brownell, Supervisor, Sodexo Dining.

Film Club

The Colby-Sawyer Film Club aims to study and analyze the various movements of international film (1950s to present). In addition, the club's main goal will be to recreate, through the production of short films, the elements that constitute each film movement explored. Membership is open to any Colby-Sawyer student. For more information, contact the club's advisor Prof. Patrick Anderson, Professor, Humanities.

Gardening Club

The purpose of this organizaion will be to encourage student participation in the Colby-Sawyer College organic garden and to organize workshops, local dinners and vists to farms in the region to those who are interested in increasing their knowledge about gardening. For more information, contact the club's advisor Prof. Leon-C. Malan, Professor, Chair, Environmental Studies.

Guild of Artistic Thinkers (GOAT)

The purpose of this organization is to bring together students that are interested in art, collaborate and offer new ideas in an art-based context. For more information, contact the club's advisor Mary Mead, Assistant Professor, Fine and Performing Arts.

Health Professions Association (HPA)

The purpose of this organization is to raise awareness, provide resources, and assist in career exploration of the professional health care field for students after they leave Colby-Sawyer College. The goals of the association are to convey career information, network with other pre-professional student groups, host opportunities, and provide job shadowing and volunteer opportunities. For more information, contact Kim Sauerwein.

Hispanic-Latino Club

The main goal of the club is to share different Spanish-speaking cultures trhough dynamic meetings and events. It is not only about learning a new language, initiating conversations or practicing Spanish, but it is also about enjoying a time, discovering and opening our minds, relating ourselves to the diversity of the world. For more information, contact the club's advisor Prof. Craig Greenman, Associate Professor, Humanities.

History Club

The purpose of this club is to make the Colby-Sawyer community aware of the history major and to expose the social sciences and humanities to the college community. The purpose is also to create an atmosphere for people to share their knowledge and interest in history. For more information, contact the club's advisor Prof. Kraig Larkin, Assistant Professor, Social Sciences and Education.

Knitting Group

The purpose of this organization is members will learn about lifelong skill-knitting, share the love with knitting and give back to the community through knitting. For more information, contact the club's advisor Jane Galpin.

Medical Reserve Corps

The Medical Reserve Corps (MRC) is a national network of volunteers dedicated to protecting home town from all kinds of public health emergencies. It is a Federal organization sponsored by the Office of the Surgeon General, Division of the Civilian Volunteer Medical Reserve Corps. In affiliation with Greater Sullivan County MRC, the MRC Club at Colby-Sawyer College is to prepare the prospective student MRC volunteers for public health emergency response and education. We serve persons in the New London area as well as the CSC community to engage in activities that promote and protect their health and well-being. For more information, visit www.medicalreservecorps.gov. For more information, contact Pam Spear, Director, Baird Health & Counseling Center.

National Residence Hall Honorary

We are the recognizing student organization here at Colby-Sawyer College promoting leadership, scholastic, and service. The purpose of this organization shall be designed to give local, regional, and national recognition to students making outstanding contributions to their residence halls. Additionally, this organization will make efforts to create programs to emphasize the recognition, academics, and service of students on campus. Visit our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/cscnrhh. For more information, contact Sheraz Iqbal, Area Coordinator, Residential Education.

Navigators Christian Fellowship

The Colby-Sawyer Christian Fellowship meets weekly for worship, prayer, teaching and fellowship. Other activities include: involvement with local churches; attending conferences, concerts, speakers and other events off campus; promoting concerts, speakers and bible studies on campus; and just spending time together for encouragement, support, and friendship. Community service opportunities include working with the local Young Life Organization. For more information, contact the club's advisor Cindy Benson.

Nepali Samiti

The purpose of this club is to unify Nepali students at Colby-Sawyer College. The purpose is also to provide an opportunity for other interested students to become familiar with Nepali culture, religion and language through social interactions and cultural programs. For more information, contact the club's advisor Anup Nepal, Assistant Director of Admissions.

Philosophy Club

To think, to ponder, to talk and interact over the philosophical issues that confronted our world in ages past, now and possibly in the future. The club organizes various events that give students, faculty and the occasional guest speaker opportunities to interact and barter ideas on some popular topics on ethics, peace and so much more. The group welcomes new members and visitors at all times. The club feels that, to join or not to join is not the question. The group meets regularly throughout the semester. If this tickles your fancy you can contact Prof. Craig Greenman, Associate Professor, Humanities.

PRIDE

The purpose of this organization shall be to promote a safe haven for gay, lesbian, straight, bisexual and transgendered members of the community. We hope to let people know that they can be themselves without fear of harassment or physical violence agains them. The organization will attempt a number of both passive and interactive programs to educate the community about different sexual orientations, homophobia, tolerance and uniting the community. For more information, contact the club's advisor Prof. Kathleen Farrell, Associate Professor of Sociology.

Psychology Club

The Psychology club shall provide an opportunity for those individuals interested in psychology to meet as a group and engage in activities related to the field of Psychology. For more information, contact the club's advisor Prof. Courtney Stein, Assistant Professor, Social Sciences and Education.

Residence Hall Association

In order to establish a representative voice for the residents of Colby-Sawyer College including active participation in the development of residential policies, and in order to foster a sense of community in residence halls and in the Colby-Sawyer College community as a whole, and to encourage active leadership among residents, the residents of Colby-Sawyer College hereby establish the Residence Hall Association of Colby-Sawyer College. Visit us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/cscrha. For more information, contact Sheraz Iqbal, Area Coordinator, Residential Education.

Sociology Club

The purpose of this club is to meet weekly for members to discuss sociological findings and plan sociology-related events. The goal is to bring awareness of social problems on a local, national, and global level to the Colby-Sawyer campus and the New London community as well. The club is open to anyone interested in the aspects of sociology and/or the goals of the club. For more information, contact the club's advisor Prof. Kate Turcotte, Assistant Professor, Social Sciences and Education.

Sports Management Club

The purpose of this club is to provide Sports Management students wtih recourses that go beyond the classroom. These recourses would be activities such as attending Sports Management Conferences, bringing in different speakers to explore the sport industry job field, andmuch more. The goals of the CSC Sports Management Club will be to not only provide students with further resources, but to also help students decide if this is the right course of study for them, while aslo creating an identity for the Sports Management students here on campus, and outside of campus. For more information, contact the club's advisor Prof. Greg Austin, Associate Professor of Exercise and Sports Sciences.

Students for Hillary

The purpose of this organization is to recruit, organize, and empower students who are enthusiastic about encouraging Hilary Clinton to run for president of the United States in the 2016 election. Membership is open to any Colby-Sawyer student. For more information, contact the club's advisor Prof. Eric Boyer, Associate Professor, Social Sciences and Education.

Student Government Association

Do you want to be heard on this campus? Do you want to make a difference? Well the Student Government Association (SGA) is the primary vehicle for all students at Colby-Sawyer to get involved with the governance of the College. Every enrolled student is welcome to participate in the Student Government Association (SGA). For more information, contact Robin Davis, Associate Dean of Students and Director Citizenship Education.

Student Nurses Association

The purpose of this organization isto lead student nurses to be able to accomplish goals and be to advocates for themselves and others. SNA is also involved with community service and educational projects. For more information, contact Prof. Joan Loftus, Assistant Professor, Nursing and Public Health.

Student Run Support Group

The purpose of the Student Run Support Group is to create a safe, substance (alcohol and/or narcotics, or any other mood-altering substance) free environment to all students, if they wish to seek support in their substance use, or support one another if they know someone that is struggling with substance abuse or any substance use concerns. The main goal is to give help, strength, and support to any Colby-Sawyer College student that is concerned about his or her substance use, and/or friend, family member or loved one that is struggling with the use of alcohol or narcotics. As a student-run organization, the basis will be student-to-student interaction intended to improve student substance abuse recovery outcomes. It will provide confidential and constructive student led support.

There are two sub-groups within the Student Run Support Group. There is a Substance Risk Support Group, which is set out to seek an atmosphere similar to "Alcoholics Anonymous" or "Narcotics Anonymous," however it has no religious affiliation. The second group is the Substance Awareness Support Group, which sets out to seek a program similar to Al-Anon meetings where family, friends, and loved ones go for support and gain valuable information on substance abuse. There is no religious affiliation. Membership is open to any student who wishes to seek assistance with their substance abuse or help dealing with a friend, family, or loved one's substance misuse. For more information, contact Pam Spear, Director, Baird Health & Counseling Center.

Sustainability Core

This organization encourages student activism and active participation in the advocation for and the implementation of environmentally sustainable practices on the Colby-Sawyer College campus. In the opinion of this organization, the college has taken great steps toward making our campus a greener living and working space; however, students can and should contribute. Therefore, this organization provides students with the opportunity to play a much larger role in the implementation of sustainability practices on campus. For more information, contact Linas Kalvaitis, Assistant Professor, Natural Sciences.

Tech Club

The main purpose of this club is to teach and share the knowledge of basic to advanced technological trends to the members and enthusiast Colby-Sawyer students. This club will also engage in various activities such as technical reviews, support and helping other clubs. For more information, contact the club's advisor Jim Hanlon, Information Commons Coordinator.

Voices of CSC

The purpose of this organization is to minister and witness the love of Jesus Christ through song. Our choice of music is contemporary gospel. For more information, contact the club's advisor Prof. Omari Jackson, Assistant Professor, Social Sciences and Education.

VOX: Voices for Planned Parenthood

VOX: Voices for Planned Parenthood of Colby-Sawyer College exists to educate the community about reproductive health and rights, to translate increased awareness into pro-choice activism on campus, and to serve as a coalition partner to state, national, and international reproductive rights efforts. For more information, contact the club's advisor Prof. Margaret Wiley, Assistant Professor, Humanities.

Women with Will

The purpose of this club is to promote culture, self-reflection, and self-awareness among young women. This is a club of women who will work toward common goals such as graduation, engaging with different cultures, and adapting to new environments. For more information, contact the club's advisor Prof. Melissa Meade, Associate Professor, Humanities.

Word Order

It is out of respect and love for words that the Word Order Club exists. This is a literary group that meets to celebrate the beauty of poetry, prose and all forms of literary construction. Word Order, in conjunction with the college's literary magazine Solidus organizes poetry readings, literary competitions and much more. The club is open not only to English and Creative writing majors but also to all curious minds and lovers of words.To learn more about this club you can contact Alicia Harris.