Clubs and Organizations

Get involved! Explore our student-run organizations and the opportunities each of them has to offer you. Student organizations and student government provide excellent opportunities for practicing the skills and principles taught in the classroom and used in life beyond “The Hill.”

TWO TYPES OF CLUBS: FUNDED AND INDEPENDENT

All student clubs and organizations must support the educational mission of the College and be approved by the Office of Student Affairs. The regulations governing clubs and organizations can be found in Section 4 of The Key. Most student clubs and organizations have been granted funding by the Student Senate, through the Student Finance Board, and are subject to its regulations. Groups which are self-supporting, while still requiring approval by the Dean of Students for their existence, do not fall under the governance of the SFB; these independent clubs are marked by an asterisk (*) in the list below. Both funded and independent groups are equally valuable to the campus community.

ACADEMIC & PRE-PROFESSIONAL

Alpha Chi Sigma* (Chemistry Fraternity)
Architectural Society
Classics Club
Delta Sigma Chi
French Club
Future Educators Club
German Club
Math/CS Club
Phi Alpha Delta (Pre-Law Fraternity)
Pre-Business Society
Pre-Health Society
Pre-Law Society
Society of Physics Students
Spanish Club
Student Investment Club

ARTS, MUSIC & DRAMA

Acousticals
Animation Society
Film Club
Jongleurs
Men’s Chorus*
Music Interest Club (MIC)

DEBATE, POLITICS & INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS

College Republicans
Hampden-Sydney College Young Democrats
Madisonian Society
Student Advocates for Hopeful Politics
Students for Liberty
Union-Philanthropic Society

MULTI-CULTURAL LIFE

International Club
Minority Student Union (MSU)
Society for the Preservation of Southern Heritage
Unity ALLiance

PUBLIC SERVICE 

ARC (Animal Rescue Crew)
Circle K International
Garnet & Grey Society*
Habitat for Humanity
Hampden-Sydney Mentor Program
Hampden-Sydney Volunteer
Fire Department*
President’s Men*
Rotaract
Student Museum Board*
The Student Network

PUBLICATIONS & BROADCASTING

Board of Publications*
Garnet
The Hampden-Sydney Tiger*
Tiger Radio

RELIGIOUS LIFE

Baptist Collegiate Ministries
Catholic Campus Ministry
Cogito
Episcopal-Lutheran Campus Ministry
Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA)
Inter-Varsity Christian Fellowship (IVCF)
Jewish Student Organization
Orthodox Christian Ministry
Wesley Foundation
Young Life

SPORTS & RECREATION

Anglers Club
Baseball Club
Chess and Strategy Game Club
Clay Target Club
Club Fencing
Club Golf
Club Lacrosse
Club Rugby
Club Soccer
Ducks Unlimited
Fly-Fishing Club
Outsiders Club
Paintball Club
Swim and Water Polo Club
Tiger Athletic Club
Venture Crew
Wrestling Club

*Not funded by the Student Finance Board

THE PRESIDENT’S MEN

The President’s Men serve as ambassadors of the President and representatives of the College. Members have distinctive opportunities to participate in various College and Alumni events. The men serve as an extension of the Staff and assist with events on and off-campus for alumni and friends of the College. Benefits of membership include valuable networking opportunities with Alumni and enhanced communication skills.

Members are selected by invitation or application only. Members serve the College through the Office of Institutional Advancement and Alumni Relations. Members should be in good academic standing and active on campus through other clubs and organizations.

Co-Chairmen
Zachary T. Attkisson '15
Todd W. Edstrom '16
Damien R. Sharp ’15

Advisors
Paul W. Brammer ’11
Candice J. Dowdy

THE GARNET & GREY SOCIETY

The Garnet & Grey Society is a volunteer group of dedicated students who promote Hampden-Sydney College by giving campus tours to prospective students and their parents, assisting in phone-a-thons, keeping prospective students overnight, manning Open House programs, and helping to entertain visiting dignitaries to the campus. The positions are filled yearly, with selection taking place in the spring. Students must file a letter of application with the Dean of Admissions. An interview is required.