Academic & Pre-Professional

Alpha Chi Sigma

Alpha Chi Sigma is a professional fraternity for chemistry and the chemically related sciences. Its purposes are threefold: to provide social functions for its members, to foster academic motivation and excellence, and to promote a program of professional activities for the College and the community.

Architectural Society

The Architectural Society is open to students and members of the Hampden-Sydney community who share interests in architecture, architectural history, preservation, and modern innovative design.

It is the belief of the Architectural Society that the social structure, brotherhood, and togetherness that we experience at H-SC are as integral parts of our community as the architecture that surrounds us. We are of the opinion that a liberal arts education requires at the least a nominal understanding of architecture, and it is our mission to better verse ourselves and our community of the relevance of architecture in our lives.

Advisor: Mary Prevo
Constitution of the Architectural Society
Architectural Society website

Classics Club

The Classics Club is open to any and all individuals who have an interest in the culture of ancient Greece and/or Rome (as reflected in both high and low culture, in its original form or as it has been assimilated into our own culture).

In gatherings formal and informal, we hope to amuse ourselves,inspire each other, and promote the understanding and appreciation for the ancient world to members of the Hampden-Sydney community and beyond.

Advisor: Dr. Janice Siegel
(Office: Maples 004) (Work Extension: 7204)
Constitution of the Classics Club

French Club

The French Club is dedicated to promoting interest in the understanding and use of the French language and culture through social meetings, gatherings, and cultural trips.

Membership is open to all students and any faculty of the College who are interested in French and related topics. Members need not be French majors and need not have any particular class standing or grade-point average.

The club sponsors the weekly French Table during lunch to promote the speaking of French outside the classroom.

Constitution of the French Club

Future Educators Club

The main purpose of the Future Educators Club of Hampden-Sydney College is to promote awareness of issues and professional opportunities in the field of education.
The club holds periodic meetings throughout the semester. Membership is open to any interested student or faculty member.

Constitution fo the Future Educators Club

German Club

The German Club, centered at the German House (two houses south from the Museum), brings together all those on campus interested in the German Language and German Culture. The club hosts events including an Oktoberfest-style open house, guest speakers, films, and dinners meant to introduce the Hampden-Sydney Community to all that is German.

Members range from native Germans to those interested in the social opportunities offered by the club.  For German speakers the club officers, house, and Tuesday German table are all available resources for practicing the language.

Advisor: Dr. Dirk K. Johnson
Constitution of the German Club

Math/CS Club

The Math/CS Club is established for the purpose of fostering a greater understanding of mathematics and computer science, encouraging excellence in these fields among the student body, promoting undergraduate activity in mathematics and computer science research and related experiences, and providing a social and intellectual forum to all students interested in mathematics and computer science.

Constitution of the Mathematics and Computer Science Club

Phi Alpha Delta (Pre-Law)

Phi Alpha Delta (PAD) Law Fraternity, International is a professional law fraternity advancing integrity, compassion, and courage through service to the student, the profession, and the community.

PAD provides valuable resources such as LSAT preparation, law school tours and classroom visits, and group sessions with admissions representatives from law schools located all over the country.

Pre-Business Society

The Hampden-Sydney College Pre-Business Society was formed in 2003 and is dedicated to those students interested in gaining business experience for use after graduation. The goals of the Society are to better prepare Hampden-Sydney students for entrance into the business world, to make contacts with local and regional businessmen, to serve the Hampden-Sydney and surrounding communities through the advocacy of free enterprise, and to better alumni communication through society contact and cooperation.

The Society is open to all not just economics majors.

Constitution of the Pre-Business Society 

Pre-Health Society

The Pre-Health Society serves primarily as a support group for Hampden-Sydney students interested in all areas of the medical/health professions, including, but not limited to: allopathic (traditional) medicine, osteopathic medicine, dentistry, orthodontics, optometry, pharmacology, podiatry, medical technology, emergency medical services, veterinary science, physical therapy, medical research, nursing, and other disciplines of health administration, education, or care.

The Society serves its members in a variety of ways, including preparation for standardized admissions tests (such as the MCAT or DAT); maintaining a library of books, catalogues, and other media pertaining to health related fields, schools, and other institutions; organizing lectures by health care providers (especially alumni), graduate and professional school representatives (admissions officers, faculty, administrators), and other speakers of general interest to the student body; sponsoring field trips to graduate and professional schools, career days, and open houses representing the medical community; and fostering good communication between pre-health students and the faculty Health Sciences (Premedical) Advisory Committee.

The Society also strives to be an active and benevolent member of the Farmville (and Greater Southside Virginia) community. As such, the Society sponsors medically oriented volunteer and community service endeavors throughout the year (e.g. Greek Week fund raiser, a volunteer program at Southside Community Hospital).

Advisors: Dr. Kristian M. Hargadon (
Constitution of the Pre-Health Society

Pre-Law Society

The Hampden-Sydney Pre-Law Society was established in 1977 to serve the needs of students who are exploring the possibility of entering the field of law or are actively applying for admission to law school. Membership is open to all interested students.

Pre-Law Activities
Constitution of the Pre-Law Society

Society of Physics Students

The Society of Physics Students is an organization that tries to increase the awareness of Physics around the community. SPS consists of students in all sciences and other fields of study. The main mission behind SPS is to teach its members about leadership, personal interaction, and experience that will help in future work and job opportunities.

Constitution of the Society of Physics Students

Spanish Club

The Spanish Club was established to promote Spanish culture, history, and language to the Hampden-Sydney community at-large through social and academic events and experiences. Membership in the club is open to all interested students. Members should have an interest in Spanish, but coursework in Spanish is by no means required.

Constitution of the Spanish Club

Student Investment Group

The student investment group will seek to further the members understanding of different investment methods and strategies, and to share insight on varying subjects from the state of the economy to the analysis of specific stocks. The club will engage members in an environment of students with different interests, experiences, and perspectives through presentations, friendly competition, debate, and guest speakers.

Constitution of the Student Investment Group