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.
Adopt a Grandparent
Adopt a Grandparent Club is a student run and established organization that plans and hosts events at the local assisted living facility, Woodcrest Village, at least twice a month.
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.
Colby-Sawyer's chapter of Alpha Chi National College Honor Scholarship Society, New Hampshire Alpha Chapter, 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). read more…
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).
Athletic Training Club
The Athletic Training Club exists to build a sense of community among 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 collegiate sports, intramural events and a 5k. The Athletic Training Club meets regularly during the academic year and is open to all students regardless of major.
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! Any student who has a desire to investigate the wonder and beauty of the natural world to be an active member.
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. read more…
Child Development 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 its members, the experiences of the professors and members of the area school systems.
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. read more…
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.
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. The club hosts several dinners in homes off-campus, attends cultural events, and organizes campus activities that expose students to other cultures. Their biggest event is the International Festival.
CSC Knitting Group
The purpose of this organization is to provide its members with the skill of knitting and serve as a place to share the love with knitting and give back the community through knitting.
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.
CSC Young Americans for Liberty
The Young Americans for Liberty club was created to provide a well-informed political environment on campus, and strives to promote constitutionalist principles, civic responsibility, and a desire to become a positive patriotic American.
The Colby-Sawyer College Dance club provides students with the opportunity to further their creative energies through the art form of dance. The fall and spring shows feature a variety of styles and techniques are showcased from Classical Ballet to Hip Hop and Jazz. Students, alumni and others choreograph the dances.
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 instills values of motivation, discipline, self-worth, and interpersonal skills through the activity of stepping.
Dynamite Steppers aim to promote unity among brotherhood and sisterhood. The club seeks to not just be a team, but a multicultural family. All students are welcome to join.
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.
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 Sciences (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.
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 people 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 against 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.
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. GOAT provides a variety of events throughout the year to give students a chance to show off their creative side.
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.
The main goal of this club is to share different Spanish-speaking cultures through 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.
The Interfaith group at Colby-Sawyer College exists to embrace people of all faiths and no faiths, and to create a community to support and celebrate the spiritual needs of Colby-Sawyer College students, faculty and staff.
Law Club’s goal is to make a positive connection with the college and local community, explore different aspects of law by inviting professors and local lawyers talk about the current legal events, issues, or types of law throughout the American legal system.
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.
Music Club provides a place for people to play, teach and learn instruments with either themselves or within a group of people.
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.
Navigators Christian Fellowship
The Colby-Sawyer Navigators 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; hosting concerts, speakers and bible studies on campus; and just spending time together for encouragement, support, and friendship. The group is affiliated with the international, interdenominational ministry, The Navigators and reflects diverse cultures and backgrounds, all with the goal of growing in faith and following Christ in our daily lives.
Platelets for Life
Platelets for Life was founded to increase blood donations through the DHMC donor program. The club partners with the donor program at DHMC to help increase their internal donations by spreading awareness of donating blood/platelets to DHMC and how it helps the community around them.
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 purpose of this organization is to promote a safe haven for gay, lesbian, straight, bisexual and transgendered members of the community. The group hopes to let people know that they can be themselves without fear of harassment or physical violence against them. The organization provides a number of both passive and interactive programs to educate the community about different sexual orientations, homophobia, tolerance and uniting the community.
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. read more…
Residence Hall Association
RHA was established to be a representative voice for the residents of Colby-Sawyer College. Members of RHA actively participation in the development of residential policies in order to foster a sense of community in residence halls and in the Colby-Sawyer College community and encourage active leadership among residents.
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.
Speak Easy provides a safe and welcoming environment for students to practice and improve their public speaking skills as well as explore creative methods for communicating in their academics and clubs. Meetings take place once a week and last about an hour.
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 SGA. read more…
Student Nurses Association
The purpose of this organization is to 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.
The Indelible Inc.
The Indelible Inc. is a student run club dedicated to collecting and publishing innovative writing and visual art pieces created by fellow Colby-Sawyer students. The Indelible Inc. prints one anthology per academic year, and runs a bi-weekly updated webzine. All Colby-Sawyer students are encouraged to submit their creative work.
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.
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.
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.