Section II. Student Activities and Organizations

Want to get involved?
There are many opportunities at Hampden-Sydney to have fun, develop your skills and knowledge, and connect with other students and the surrounding community.

Student Leadership

At Hampden-Sydney, every student has the opportunity to develop his abilities to lead. We offer many paths to explore and sharpen your skills. All of them will strengthen your ability to work effectively with others and to make a difference in your community, your workplace, and the world. Develop and hone your leadership skills by becoming active in athletics, student government, the resident advisor program, clubs, and fraternities. In addition, you can enroll in the certificate programs in leadership offered by the Wilson Center and the Office of Student Affairs.

Student Organizations

Students have a wide array of clubs and organizations to choose from. Student organizations provide a great opportunity to develop leadership skills and explore new interests. There are groups focused on sports and recreation, on service, politics, religion, and the arts. There are honor societies and social fraternities. And if you don’t find a club that fits your interest, you can always create one! Visit the Office of Student Affairs for more information.

Events and Activities

Every week there are activities provided by the student-run College Activities Council (CAC), by student clubs, and by campus programs. For a list of what’s happening, check out the following sources:

  • Online Calendars: A new student-run social calendar called HSC Bored will debut in fall 2014 ( There is also an official all-events calendar on the College website (
  • Weekly Events Email: Sent every Monday morning while classes are in session.
  • Electronic Bulletin Boards: Located in the Commons and many campus buildings, these display a list and posters for many of the week’s events.

In this section:

  1. Student Leadership
  2. Student Government
  3. Clubs & Organizations
  4. Honor Societies
  5. Social Fraternities