Student Organizations

With over 120 clubs on campus, there is no shortage of things to see and groups to be a part of, and they are constantly changing based on student interest. If you are interested in chartering a club, please contact Jenna Scott, the Chair of Student Organizations, to learn more.

Club life at Bowdoin is supported primarily by the Student Activities Fee, a fund managed by our Student Activities Funding Committee (SAFC). Between the Student Organizations Oversight Committee (SOOC), the Student Activities Office, and the SAFC, 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.

While we’ve transitioned to using Blink to keep track of all of our organizations, here is a list of all active clubs as of August 2018:

Academic and Pre-Professional

  • Bowdoin Art Society
  • Bowdoin College Finance Society
  • Bowdoin Consulting Group
  • Bowdoin Quiz Bowl
  • Bowdoin Women in Business
  • Bowdoin Women in Computer Science
  • Coalition for Expanding the Reach of Earth Science
  • Eisenhower Forum
  • Mock Trial
  • Model UN
  • Neuro Club
  • Peucinian Society (intellectual discussion group)
  • Quest for Excellence (aims to provide scholars from diverse backgrounds a safe & inclusive space to discuss socioeconomic issues and resources to succeed)
  • RoboCup
  • Smart Women Securities (national, not-for-profit organization who seeks to educate undergrads on finance and investments)
  • TEDx Bowdoin

Advocacy

  • Asexual and Aromantic Community for Education
  • Bowdoin Climate Action
  • Bowdoin College Republicans
  • Bowdoin Democrats
  • Bowdoin Healthy Relationships
  • Bowdoin Men Against Sexual Violence
  • Bowdoin Queer-Straight Alliance
  • Bowdoin Reproductive Justice Coalition
  • Bowdoin Women’s Association
  • fEMPOWER (seeks to stop gender based violence and produces the show, RISE)
  • Plant-Powered Polar Bears (informs people about sustainable eating)
  • Safe Space (confidential advocates for survivors of sexual violence)
  • The Sex Project (trained sex-ed facilitators)
  • V-SPACE
  • Women of Color Coalition

Arts & Performing Arts

  • A Cappella Council
  • Arabesque (classical ballet dance group)
  • Bear Tones (treble a capella group)
  • BOKA (co-ed a capella group)
  • Bowdoin Animation Society
  • Bowdoin Craft Center
  • Bowdoin Culinary Club
  • Bowdoin Entertainment Board
  • Bowdoin Film Society
  • Bowdoin Modern Dance Collective
  • Bowdoin Music Collective
  • Bowdoin Sketch Comedy
  • Bowdoin Stand-Up
  • Broken: Bowdoin Breakdancing
  • Intersection (dance group combining Latino & African dance)
  • Masque & Gown (theater)
  • Miscellania (all-women’s a cappella group)
  • Obvious Hip-Hop Dance Club
  • Office Hours Improv
  • Polar Bear Swing Dance
  • Purity Pact (women’s comedy troupe)
  • Reaction (dance club for those who love Asian pop music)
  • ReFresh (contemporary/hip hop dance group)
  • Slam Poets Society
  • Sub Zero Step Team
  • Taiko (learn to play drums rhythmically in a group)
  • Tappy Feet (tap dance club)
  • The Bowdoin College Longfellows (all-male a cappella group)
  • The Bowdoin College Meddiebempsters (all-male a cappella group)
  • The Improvabilities
  • Ursus Verses (co-ed a cappella group)
  • VAGUE (jazz, lyrical, and contemporary dance group)

Athletics

  • Bowdoin Club Alpine Ski Team
  • Bowdoin Club Tennis
  • Bowdoin Club Volleyball
  • Bowdoin College Curling
  • Bowdoin College Equestrian Team
  • Bowdoin Cycling Club
  • Bowdoin Men’s Rugby
  • Bowdoin Men’s Water Polo
  • Bowdoin Rowing
  • Bowdoin Women’s Club Water Polo Team
  • Club Basketball
  • Fencing Club
  • Men’s Ultimate Frisbee
  • Women’s Ultimate Frisbee

Cultural Groups

  • Africa Alliance
  • African-American Society
  • Asian Students Alliance
  • Bowdoin Russian Club
  • Chinese Language and Culture Club
  • Circolo Italiano (Italian culture)
  • Famille Francophone
  • International Students Association
  • Japanese Student Association
  • Korean American Students Association
  • Latin American Student Organization
  • South Asian Student Association
  • Student Organization for Caribbean Awareness

Environmental

  • Bowdoin Food Co-op
  • Bowdoin Naturalists (engage with the natural history of Maine)
  • Bowdoin Organic Garden
  • Bowdoin Outing Club
  • Bowdoin Student Scientists
  • Green Bowdoin
  • Yellow Bike Club (rent a bike)

Publications & Communications

  • Avant-Garb Magazine (student-run fashion publication)
  • The Bowdoin Globalist
  • The Bowdoin Harpoon (student-run satire magazine)
  • The Bowdoin Orient (independently student-run weekly newspaper)
  • The Commons Podcast (life on campus through audio-journalism & storytelling)
  • The Quill (literary and arts magazine)
  • WBOR (radio station)

Recreation

  • Board Game Club
  • Bowdoin Baking Club
  • Bowdoin Brazilian Jiu Jitsu
  • Bowdoin Chess Club
  • Bowdoin Weightlifting Club
  • Ski & Ride (provides access to nearby ski areas & promotes love of winter sports on campus)

Religion & Spirituality

  • Catholic Students Union
  • Hillel
  • Muslim Student Association

Wellness

  • Mindfulness Over Matter (meditation)
  • Tea Club