The following are student clubs connected to the ORSL. Current students: Check SkidSync for updates and more information on these clubs!
Skidmore Christian Fellowship (CF) is a member chapter of InterVarsity Christian Fellowship. CF meets weekly in large group (Ignite, on Fridays) and small group gratherings and plans larger events and retreats on and off campus. InterVarsity Christian Fewllowship is a national organization of Christian fellowships on college campuses all over the country that welcomes all individuals to our meetings, regardless of personal convictions, beliefs and backgrounds.
Hillel provides a community for Jewish students and serves as a resource for those interested in Jewish culture and religion. All are welcome! Hillel hosts weekly shabbat services and dinners and provides opportunities to participate in Jewish holiday observances. Skidmore Hillel works to creat an open, accessible, and vibrant community. They host social, educational and Tikkun Olam (social action) events throughout the semester.
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The Newman Club provides means for the spiritual, intellectual, and social development of Catholic students at Skidmore. Each week, club members attend the youth liturgy mass at St. Clements in Saratoga Springs. Club leaders also host periodic dinners from local restaurants, in order to help strengthen the relationships between Catholic students on campus. The Newman Club also works closely with Skidmore's interfaith council as a way to unite students of different faiths.
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Rejoice is a non-denominational inspirational choir that seeks to unite the Skidmore community through inspirational songs and songs of worship. Their music is inspired by gospel music and spiritual music of all kinds and they perform both a capella and with their band. Auditions are held every semester and peformances happen on and off campus.
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Religious and Spiritual Life Council
Starting in Fall 2016, this group will work with the Office of Religious and Spiritual Life (ORSL) to plan events, encourage inter-regligious and inter-cultural collaboration, and build community on campus. The group will include representatives from the religious and spiritual groups on campus as well as other interested students. You do not need to identify with a particular religious or spiritual tradition to join! Contact the ORSL Director (Parker Diggory, firstname.lastname@example.org) to get involved.
Hayat is a student club that raises awareness about the diverse cultures, traditions and politics of South Asia, the Middle East, and North Africa. Though not a religoius group, the club often plans events that celebrate religious traditions from these regions, including Islam, Hinduism, Buddhism, and Christianity.
What about other traditions?
Don't see your tradition listed here? Some students choose to start their own clubs or informal gatherings focusing on specific traditions or topics. Talk to the ORSL and we can help you get started, join with groups already in progress, and connect with advisors on and off campus.