Activities & Organizations
We stay busy. We offer a packed calendar of lecture and performance series, forums and conferences, visits from renowned artists and scholars, plus campus-wide social events like dances and open mikes, talent shows and trivia contests. We have a strong core of active student organizations—the literary journal, the jazz ensemble, the chamber orchestra, the multicultural students organization, the queer-straight alliance—and a long, changeable list of groups that depend on student interest and often grow into something big and important; the community organic garden is a recent example. Our Community Council brings together students, faculty, and staff to administer a budget, coordinate campus activities, and take a major role in deciding campus policy.
And athletics? We’re serious about athletics—but not in the usual way. We treat athletics—or, really, the conscious use of the body—as an integral part of a sane, healthy life. In fact they’re part of our core curriculum through our Active Community Engagement (ACE) requirement. We field competitive intercollegiate teams in soccer, basketball, and swimming.