Don’t overlook this category of student organizations and interests. From ballroom dance and chess to fishing and political discourse, these organizations have so much to offer! In his book, Hired ‘Right’ Out of College, Garrett Miller encourages college students to be busy with a purpose. These organizations provide you with just such an opportunity. Your pursuit of one of these passions can be relaxing, sharpen your thinking, hone your leadership, and develop a better work ethic and stronger character.
Contact Scott Gordon, Director of Student Activities, or connect with the student leader of these organizations.
The purpose of the Grove City College chapter of the Alexander Hamilton Society is outlined by the national organization: “The Hamilton Society will build a national network of these outstanding students and faculty – in effect, a 'virtual university' – which will provide what our universities have failed to produce: vital, constructive debate on foreign, economic, and national security policy, as well as opportunities for students to flourish intellectually, professionally, and personally.”
The purpose of Ballroom Club is to get everyone looking good and having fun on the dance floor.
If you enjoy the tactics and strategy of one of the greatest games ever conceived, then the Chess Club is for you!
The mission of the College Democrats is to provide a non-conservative alternative for the campus community - “a loyal opposition,” thereby promoting a balance of ideas and a respect for all opinions.
The Grove City College Republicans believe in the principles and programs of the Republican Party. The College Republicans conduct voter registration drives, arrange for students to obtain absentee ballots, bring speakers to campus, and work on campaigns during the general election to better acquaint students with the Republican philosophy of government.
The Grove City College Fishing Club is focused on the creeks and streams of Western Pennsylvania, starting with the section of Wolf Creek that run through campus. Fly fishing, bait casting, or just a bamboo pole and a bobber are all encouraged, as are new techniques.
The Fugitives stands upon the agrarian tradition and seek to provide a unique context in which Grove City College students can meet outside of the classroom to further their educations, develop worldviews, and apply their beliefs through action on the world around them. The group furthers its purpose through a variety of activities, with emphasis upon the discussion and critical analysis of various authors’ works.
Learn how a TV news show is produced by helping create one! GCC TV is the College station and includes student-run campus news, weather, sports, entertainment, and social segments.
The Independent Men’s Organization sponsors intramural athletic events for independent men.
The purpose of the Middle Eastern Club is to impart knowledge and awareness about the
Middle East, its culture and traditions, and the exploration of the religious minorities of these areas. The Middle Eastern Club advocates intercultural learning to help members gain a broader perspective of the world.
The Order of St. George (OSG) is a gaming society whose activities include: board games, medieval recreation (such as the Society for Creative Anachronisms), and limited role-play. OSG encourages creativity, responsibility, and social development in its members by running campus-wide activities and donating its profits to charities, e.g. Red Box Global Outreach Fund and The Salvation Army.
Those who express themselves through the lens of a camera are prime candidates for the Photo Society, whether its for enjoyment, the College yearbook, The Collegian, or the desire to learn more about how to take great pictures.
Poets Anonymous is a student-led poetry writing and discussion group that holds weekly meetings during which members appreciate the beauty of existing poetry and work on honing their own skills. All are welcome to attend.
Shalom Israel seeks to celebrate the Israeli culture and appreciate the roots of our Christian faith by increasing awareness on the Grove City College campus of issues impacting Israel and members of the Jewish faith. The organization encourages prayers for peace in this area of the world and a passion for understanding the Jewish faith.
Students Excited About Diversity (S.E.A.D.) seeks to provide a safe and inviting atmosphere in which all students may engage in communal reflection and reconciliation on matters concerning race, ethnicity, and culture.
The Grove City College Libertarians organization promotes, through education and political activity, the principals and candidates of the Libertarian Party. This group is loosely affiliated with the National Libertarian Party.
WSAJ, Grove City College’s radio station, broadcasts 24 hours a day, seven days a week on 91.1 FM providing the best in classical, jazz, cultural, sports, and informational programming to Western Pennsylvania. WSAJ’s programming also includes student broadcasting during the academic year that focuses on exposing the area to the independent and alternative rock genre. Students who work at the station develop solid speaking skills, learn technical radio operation skills, and have opportunities to serve in news, promotional, or management capacities. Learn more at WSAJ.com.