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Student Organizations

Club Life at Bowdoin is supported primarily by the Student Activities Fee, a fund managed by our Student Activities Funding Committee. Between the Student Organizations Committee, the Student Activities Office, and the Student Activities Funding Committee, club leaders are given a comprehensive support network for accomplishing any of their goals on campus. With nearly 100 active clubs and growing, there are plenty of ways to get involved and break out of your comfort zone as a student. Club Leaders can refer to our page on Club Funding or the Club Leaders’ Manual for more guidance with club management, or if you’re interested in starting a new club on campus, refer to the Starting a New Club page for more information.

Our clubs are managed and updated via the Orbit – if you are a student and would like to join or follow the events of any club, sign into the Orbit and check the “Student Organizations” page.

 

Organization Name

Category

Contact

Mission/Purpose

A Cappella Council Music Email Leadership The A Cappella Council is the organizing body of all the Bowdoin a cappella groups. It maintains communication among the groups and plans the all a cappella events that occur on campus every year. The council is made up of representatives from every a cappella group on campus.
Active Minds Social Action Email Leadership Active Minds is a group dedicated to increasing awareness about mental health and ending the stigma surrounding mental illness.
Africa Alliance Cultural Email Leadership This group is for those interested and related to those on the continent of Africa and their descdents. We share music, language, dance, and all aspects of culture with members. All are welcome.
African American Society Cultural Email Leadership The African-American Society is a cultural and historical group that seeks to promote community and support for all of its members. We push our members to succeed academically and socially, in order to reach the highest levels of achievement on Bowdoin’s campus. We strive to be a strong-knit, inclusive community. Through dialogue and programming we work to enrich, engage and inform the campus of black culture as well as diverse black experiences.
Amnesty International Club Social Action Email Leadership Amnesty International is a worldwide organization working to combat human rights offenses. The Bowdoin Amnesty International Chapter holds weekly meetings and raises awareness on campus about human rights issues. The club also brings speakers to campus and holds letter writing campaigns to help free political prisoners and end human rights abuses.
Anokha Dance Email Leadership Vanakkam, Namaste, Balle Balle! Anokha is Bowdoin College’s South Asian Association. Our mission is to share the vibrant culture of South Asia with the Bowdoin campus and Brunswick community through the celebration of traditional festivals, dance, and educational events.
Arabesque Dance Email Leadership We are Bowdoin’s only student-run ballet group! Arabesque’s mission is to bring original choreopraphy in classical and contemporary ballet and high-quality technique/performance to the campus dance productions. We also lead weekly ballet lessons that are open to all on campus at any level.
Art Club Art Email Leadership Art Club provides a space for artists to meet and build a community on the Bowdoin campus.
Asian Students Association Cultural Email Leadership The objective of the Asian Students Association is to establish a relationship among students interested in Asian cultures and to bring multicultural awareness of these cultures to Bowdoin and the greater Brunswick communities. Occasional events give students the opportunity to participate in East- and Southeast- Asian cultural activities. Campus wide events are to promote multicultural awareness and to further diversity recruiting.
Bellamafia Music Email Leadership Bellamafia is an all women’s a capella group, founded in 2006. We currently have fifteen members hailing from California to Minnesota to Massachusetts. We arrange and sing a variety of contemporary songs, although we have many types of musical backgrounds. We perform several times per semester at Bowdoin in addition to private parties and at other schools along the East Coast. We released our CD, “Ransom Notes,” in 2009 and will be releasing another soon. “Beautiful, Organized Crime.”
Bodyspeak Other Email Leadership Bodyspeak is a group that seeks to advocate for and promote awareness regarding the multitude of issues surrounding body image on campus.
BOKA Performing Arts Email Leadership BOKA is a co-ed, collegiate a cappella group based at Bowdoin College. We perform and arrange songs ranging from classic rock to pop to traditional melodies. Our members share an enthusiasm for music as a mode of self-expression and entertainment, and value its ability to bring together people from a wide array of backgrounds and lifestyles. In performance, BOKA aims to strike a balance between musicianship and fun.
Bowdoin Anime Society Film Email Leadership Bowdoin Anime Society (BAS) strives to bring appreciation for the internationally popular form of entertainment known as Japanese animation, or anime for short.
Bowdoin Art Society Art Email Leadership N/A
Bowdoin Babble Publication Email Leadership N/A
Bowdoin Cable Network Other Email Leadership N/A
Bowdoin Cheerleading Club Sport Email Leadership N/A
Bowdoin Chess Club Other Email Leadership N/A
Bowdoin Christian Fellowship Religious Email Leadership N/A
Bowdoin Community Gospel Choir Music Email Leadership N/A
Bowdoin Consulting Group Pre-professional Email Leadership N/A
Bowdoin Curling Team Club Sport Email Leadership N/A
Bowdoin Cycling Club Club Sport Email Leadership N/A
Bowdoin Debate Team Academic Email Leadership N/A
Bowdoin Democrats Political Email Leadership N/A
Bowdoin Fencing Club Athletic Email Leadership N/A
Bowdoin Film Society Film Email Leadership N/A
Bowdoin Finance Society Pre-professional Email Leadership N/A
Bowdoin Food Coop Environmental Email Leadership N/A
Bowdoin Globalist Publication Email Leadership N/A
Bowdoin Haitian Alliance Community Service Email Leadership N/A
Bowdoin Hillel Religious Email Leadership N/A
Bowdoin Meddiebempsters Music Email Leadership N/A
Bowdoin Men Against Sexual Violence Social Action Email Leadership BMASV is a coalition of men seeking to improve Bowdoin through facilitating mens sports teams, pursuing active bystandership, working with ASAP, and encouraging dialog/examining the issues of sexual violence, homophobic behavior/language, and gendernormative tendencies.
Bowdoin Music Collective Music Email Leadership N/A
Bowdoin Organic Garden Environmental Email Leadership N/A
Bowdoin Orient Publication Email Leadership N/A
Bowdoin Outing Club Other Email Leadership N/A
Bowdoin Outreach Community Service Email Leadership N/A
Bowdoin Queer-Straight Alliance Cultural Email Leadership N/A
Bowdoin Rowing Club Sport Email Leadership N/A
Bowdoin Ski and Ride Club Athletic Email Leadership N/A
Bowdoin Society of Physics Students Academic Email Leadership N/A
Bowdoin Student Government Other Email Leadership Bowdoin Student Government exists to empower students. It is the democratically-elected representative of the Student Body.
Bowdoin Taiko Music Email Leadership The art of smashing large drums ridiculously hard in a performance while reliving the childhood joy of beating pots and pans
Bowdoin V-DAY Social Action Email Leadership N/A
Bowdoin Water Polo Athletic Email Leadership N/A
Bowdoin Women in Business Pre-professional Email Leadership N/A
Bowdoin Womens Association Social Action Email Leadership N/A
Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Club Sport Email Leadership N/A
Broken: Bowdoin Breakdancing Dance Email Leadership N/A
Catholic Students Union Religious Email Leadership N/A
Chaos Theory (Womens Ultimate Frisbee) Club Sport Email Leadership N/A
Circle Spiritual Email Leadership N/A
Circolo Italiano Cultural Email Leadership N/A
Club Ice Hockey Club Sport Email Leadership N/A
College Republicans Political Email Leadership N/A
Curtain Callers Performing Arts Email Leadership N/A
EleMental Dance Email Leadership N/A
Entertainment Board Music Email Leadership N/A
Equestrian Team Club Sport Email Leadership N/A
German Club Cultural Email Leadership N/A
Green Bowdoin Alliance Environmental Email Leadership N/A
Green Global Initiatives Environmental Email Leadership N/A
Improvabilities Performance Art Email Leadership N/A
International Club Cultural Email Leadership N/A
Intersection Dance Email Leadership N/A
Korean American Student Association Cultural Email Leadership N/A
Latin American Student Organization Cultural Email Leadership N/A
Longfellows Music Email Leadership N/A
Masque and Gown Performing Arts Email Leadership N/A
Mens Club Lacrosse Club Sport Email Leadership N/A
Mens Club Volleyball Athletic Email Leadership N/A
Mens Rugby Club Sport Email Leadership N/A
Mens Ultimate Club Sport Email Leadership N/A
Middle Eastern Belly Dance Ensemble Dance Email Leadership N/A
Miscellania Music Email Leadership N/A
Mock Trial Pre-Professional Email Leadership N/A
Muslims Students Association Religious Email Leadership N/A
Native American Students Association Cultural Email Leadership N/A
Obvious Dance Email Leadership N/A
Op-Ed Project Journalism Email Leadership N/A
Peucinian Society Academic Email Leadership N/A
Ping Pong Club Athletic Email Leadership N/A
Polar Bear Swing Dance Email Leadership We provide lessons in East Coast, West Coast, and Lindy Hop swing dance, and sponsor on-campus events for dancers and novices.
Q Magazine Publication Email Leadership N/A
Quill Publication Email Leadership N/A
Random Acts of Kindness, Etc Community Service Email Leadership N/A
Robocup Academic Email Leadership We program robots to play soccer. Autonomously!
Safe Space Social Action Email Leadership N/A
Salsa Club Dance Email Leadership N/A
Slam Poets Society Performing Arts Email Leadership N/A
Student Museum Advocacy Council Art Email Leadership N/A
Systema: The Russian Martial Arts System Athletic Email Leadership N/A
Undiscussed Social Action Email Leadership N/A
Ursus Verses Music Email Leadership N/A
VAGUE Dance Email Leadership N/A
V-Space Social Action Email Leadership N/A
WBOR 91-1 FM Music Email Leadership Bowdoin on the radio!
Womens Club Lacrosse Club Sport Email Leadership N/A
Womens Club Water Polo Club Sport Email Leadership N/A
Yellow Bike Club Other Email Leadership N/A