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Clubs & Organizations

Get yourself out there.

Explore Student Groups!

You can quickly and easily find and communicate with an organization or student activity that interests you using our student organization platform, Get Involved.
Student firefighters participate in a drill

Common Good

Make a difference
Whether it is saving lives with the Hamilton Fire Department, tutoring children in nearby school districts, or rebuilding devastated communities across the country, you can find a way to make an impact. Volunteerism
Student sings at ALANApalooza outside the ALANA Cultural Center


Celebrate diverse heritage
Colgate students, staff and faculty come from all over the globe. Find others with shared perspectives and life experiences or branch out and connect across cultures. Cultural groups
Students in Colgate's incubator space discuss their venture


Be a founder
Discover that goes into launching a successful venture. Thought Into Action offers everything you need to make your idea go live... from a lecture series to an immersive year-long incubator with expert mentors. Thought Into Action
Sorority sisters on the back of a tractor while on an apple picking excursion

Fraternities and Sororities

Go Greek
Fraternities and sororities are part of a long-standing tradition at Colgate, providing many students with an opportunity to forge lifelong friendships amidst rich campus communities. Fraternities and Sororities
The United States Capitol Building


Spirited debate
Options for engaging in politics on campus range from promoting voter registration to engaging in spirited political debate across party lines. Politics organizations
Female student working at a microphone in the student radio station, WRCU

Publications and Media

Be heard
"The fourth estate" plays a major role on campus, featuring the nation's oldest college weekly, and a state-of-the-art radio broadcasting studio. Publications and media
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Sports and Recreation

Get active
Continue your high school sporting passion in club or intramural leagues, or try out something entirely new to you. Sports and recreation
Students at work in the campus community garden


Green Colgate
At Colgate, we are on a mission to be carbon neutral by 2019. Join our fight against climate change. Sustainability groups
Students from the Kuumba dance troupe perform at Dancefest

Creative and Performing Arts

Express yourself
With dozens of groups dedicated to the creative and performing arts, you're sure to find both familiar and all new ways to express your creative spirit. Creative and performing arts
Student DJs prepare for a social event


Spread joy and laughter
From gaming societies to film aficionados, there are plenty of options for those looking to enjoy some time away from the books. Entertainment groups
Students covered in bright colors during the celebration of Holi

Faith-based and Spiritual

Engage traditions and beliefs
Whether you have a faith community in mind or are looking to explore new beliefs, the chaplaincy offers vibrant community and opportunities to connect. Faith‑based and spiritual
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Outdoor Education

Embrace adventure
Whether you're an experienced explorer or more frequently a couch surfer, Outdoor Education has opportunities fit for your level of experience. Outdoor Education
Sheryl Sandberg speaks with the Colgate Women in Business

Professional Development

Prepare for success
With the guidance of a field-leading career services office, groups dedicated to career development have incredible access to campus speakers and Colgate's passionate alumni body. Career development groups
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Speaking Union

Be engaged
Encompassing Mock Trial, Model UN, Debate Society, Spanish Language Debate Society, and the Student Lecture Forum, the speaking union is a great place to practice your public oratory skills. Speaking Union
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Student Government Association

Impact your community
What better way to take control of your college experience than to run for election to your student government? Student Government Association
Students interact with therapy dogs


Be well
For those looking to promote wellness in all areas of life, from physical health to spiritual, the Shaw Wellness Center provides myriad opportunities. Shaw Wellness Institute

Starting New Groups

Your opportunities for involvement at Colgate are truly endless. Review the available organizations and if you don’t see the activity you’d like to participate in you may want to learn about starting a new one!
The student activities fair at the beginning of each semester is a great way to find opportunities and get involved!

Attribution: United States Capitol Building photo by Kevin McCoy.