Skidmore students are creative and involved, in and out of the classroom. Whether it’s rehearsing a routine for the Stompin’ Soles, raising funds and riding for Bicycles Against Poverty, DJing at WSPN, or volunteering with Benef-Action, Skidmore students are constantly utilizing their creativity and skills to build their collective future.
With more than 80 student clubs and 19 varsity sports, plus numerous opportunities here in Saratoga Springs, you’ll truly find your niche at Skidmore.
Club Fair 2013
- Multicultural Clubs
- Athletics & Outdoor Clubs
- Performance Clubs & Organizations
- Print & Publication Clubs
- Religious Clubs
- Academic Clubs
- Political, Advocacy, and Awareness Clubs
- Specialty Clubs
All multicultural club office locations are located in the Intercultural Center on the first floor of Case Center.
Asian Cultural Awareness (ACA)
Asian Cultural Awareness provides Skidmore College with an organization that extends itself to all students and faculty interested in learning about Asian cultures and identities. ACA is committed to developing familiarity, understanding, and appreciation of Asian cultures within Skidmore's campus beyond school walls.
HAYAT's purpose is to explore and bring awareness regarding the diverse and common cultures, social trends, traditions and politics of Islamicated regions including the Middle East, North Africa, and Southwest Asia. HAYAT seeks to promote awareness and educate students on issues surrounding the indigenous customs of these locations. As such, this club includes the customs and faiths that reflect the complex cultural fabric of these regions including but not limited to Islam, Coptic Christianity, Buddhism, Hinduism, etc.
Hip Hop Alliance
Hip Hop Alliance is dedicated to educating the Skidmore College community about hip hop culture, its elements and history, as well as its many issues with race, class, gender, sexual orientation, and more through events such as concerts, discussions, and lectures.
International Student Union (ISU)
The International Student Union functions as the umbrella organization for international students. Members come from all corners of the world, representing the collective educational, cultural and developmental interests of over 100 countries. ISU is committed to assisting international students to become a part of Skidmore College.
The goal of Raices is primarily to act as a resource for the students of Latino backgrounds and secondarily to act as an agent to increase campus awareness on issues related to Latino culture, history, philosophy, people, and other facets.
Skidmore Pride Alliance
The Skidmore Pride Alliance strives to provide the Skidmore Community with a larger understanding of issues pertaining to sex, sexual orientation and gender identity/expression; stand up against injustices; and to strengthen the LGBTQIA community at Skidmore College.
Ujima is the African/African-American/Caribbean-American cultural awareness club designed to bring to the Skidmore College community a plethora of history, culture and celebrations concerning the Diasporas nations via intra- and intercollegiate events. All meetings and events are open to all who wish to participate.
Athletics & Outdoor Clubs
Alpine Ski Team
The Skidmore College Alpine Ski Team is a member of the Adirondack Conference of the USCSA. The race team roster is limited to 10 women and 10 men each season and all racers are partially funded. All races take place at the beginning of each spring semester for 5 consecutive weekends. For those who qualify, the Eastern Regional and the USCSA Nationals competition is offered to all member schools of the USCSA.
Bicycles Against Poverty (BAP)
Skidmore’s chapter of BAPraises funds to provide bikes to displaced, impoverished people in northern Uganda.BAP utilizes bicycles to increase accessibility to critical resources, facilitate community cooperation, and build financial management skills among low income entrepreneurs.
The Cycling Club at Skidmore College organizes regional bike rides and sponsors events on campus and in the community to promote healthy lifestyles, alternative transportation, and bicycle awareness. Members of the club also represent Skidmore College racing Division II in the East Coast Collegiate Cycling Conference.
Halfbreds (Men’s Hockey)
The Halfbreds’ mission is to provide a fun environment for people who do not wish to play varsity hockey. It is a less competitive league than varsity, but a way for those who wish to play or practice on a weekly basis.
The Martial Arts Club at Skidmore College provides martial arts instruction to the community and organizes related social events. Arts studied include Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Isreali Martial Arts, Joint Locking, Stick Fighting, and Women’s Self-Defense.
Nordic Ski Team
The Nordic Ski Team provides the Skidmore Community with the opportunity to train and/or race competitively at a collegiate level.
The purpose of the Skidmore Outing Club is to provide all students with the opportunity to take part in a variety of activities in the outdoors and to make professional training available to those who wish to further their knowledge of wilderness skills.
Skidmore’s Polo Club was established in 1977 and competes in the most difficult league with the likes of Yale, Cornell, Harvard and Texas Tech. The club is an affordable way for students to learn how to play polo as the cost to play polo outside the interscholastic or intercollegiate arenas is prohibitive.
Running Club provides experience and support for all cross-country runners. Members participate in community-based races as a group, and the club holds formal workout sessions, makes running opportunities available and easily accessible to all Skidmore students, and provides support for inexperienced runners.
Skidmore’s Sailing Club prepares students for Class 420 regattas and is committed to spreading the simple joy of sailing. A non-exclusive club where the sailing experience of members runs the gamut, the club provides opportunities to learn to sail as well as compete at an intercollegiate level.
Skidmore’s chapter of the International Quidditch Association, Inc., a magical nonprofit dedicated to promoting the sport of Quidditch, inspires young people to lead physically active and socially engaged lives through creativity, community, and competition.
Skidmore Ultimate Frisbee Club
Skidmore's ultimate Frisbee team.
Snow Sports Club
The Skidmore Snow Sports Club provides members of the Skidmore Community with opportunities to participate in events, trips and other snow sport related activities. Likewise, the club provides an opportunity for members of the community to unite with students who share an interest & appreciation for winter sports.
Women’s Hockey Club
Skidmore women's ice hockey offers a fun and competitive environment for anyone interested in the sport of hockey. All abilities are welcome. The season goes from September through the beginning of March. The team plays a full schedule of games, both home and away, on Saturdays and Sundays, against other college club teams.
Performance Clubs & Organizations
The Accents are one of Skidmore’s two all-female a cappella groups. Known for their lively performances, the Accents perform regularly throughout the school year at sporting events, study breaks, opening for other club performances and at their end-of-semester jams.
The Bandersnatchers are an all-male a cappella group that has produced numerous recordings and is well known on campus and far beyond for their lively performances and diversity of repertoire, which ranges from contemporary pop tunes, jazz standards, '60s ballads, and '70s funk, to traditional folk songs and the Skidmore alma mater. The group has won four regional a cappella competitions, most recently in 2007 at the NCHSA and performs regularly at college campuses all over the Northeast.
The purpose of Skidmore’s Cabaret Troupe is to provide students and the community the opportunity to participate in and enjoy musical theater.Troupe is set up to provide as many students as possible with the opportunity to get involved with all aspects a professional production.
The Drastic Measures are Skidmore's only charity coed a cappella group. Formed in September 2003 and chartered in October 2004, the Drastic Measures have dedicated every major on-campus performance to a charitable organization. They have raised money for AIDS awareness, cancer research, mentoring programs, a children's choir in Kenya, and more.
Founded in 1995, the Dynamics (often referred to as the “Dynos”) are Skidmore College's oldest co-ed a cappella group. Grounded in the principals of diversity and cohesion, the Dynos are an eclectic mix of personalities and singing styles. Their love of singing with one another is made apparent through their rousing performances and interactions with the audience.
Lift Every Voice Gospel Choir
As the only gospel choir on campus, Lift Every Voice (LEV) seeks to use their exclusive sound to reunite the Skidmore community through inspirational songs and songs of worship. LEV aims to provide the Skidmore community and the greater community at large, with a unique outlet of self-expression. LEV aims to give students the opportunity to express their differences through music and allowing diverse voices to make one harmonious sound.
Lively Lucy’s Coffeehouse
Lively Lucy’s Coffeehouse provides weekly free entertainment for Skidmore students showcasing performers in the coffeehouse tradition as well as providing a venue for student acts. The club also puts on student open-mic nights and band-battles and as well as co-sponsors festivals and larger concerts with other groups on campus.
Skidmore’s only “found object percussion group,” the mission of Pulse! is to bring people together through a common rhythm and tap into the pulse of our own community. Pulse! combines elements of traditional and trash-based percussion, with Guerilla theater, stage performance, and clowning.
Skidaiko is Skidmore's first and only Taiko group with members who are spirited enthusiastic and dedicated to making Taiko, Japanese performance drumming, an exciting experience for the Skidmore community. Informal practices separate from the skilled performance troupe; allow anyone the opportunity to learn Taiko regardless of experience or skill.
The Sonneteers are one of Skidmore's two all female a cappella groups. The group was formed in 1947, making them the oldest a cappella group (and club) on campus.Over the years, repertoire has included all kinds of music from college songs to jazz standards; from calypso music to popular songs.
Student Entertainment Committee (SEC)
SEC is here to satisfy all your music and entertainment needs. SEC is responsible for booking, promoting, and producing events on campus (primarily live music). Previous acts have included TV on the Radio, Grizzly Bear, and Girl Talk.
The Treble Makers are an all-inclusive a capella group on campus open to all students, regardless of musical experience, and does not use sheet music. The club relies instead on auditory learning. The members are welcome to attend as frequently, or infrequently, as they wish.
WSPN is the College radio station located at 91.1. Comprised of student and community DJs, WSPN is one of the few college radio stations run entirely by a selected student board. The station primarily programs a freeform radio format and—in addition to serving the Skidmore College campus—also serves the city of Saratoga Springs, and surrounding communities. Unlike many college stations, WSPN is a 24-hour a day operation, and is on the air 365 days a year.
The Breakbeats are an all-inclusive Hip hop and breakdancing group. The Breakbeats provide the opportunity to explore, learn, create, and perform Hip hop, Step and Breakdancing routines in any of its eclectic and diverse styles. No prior experience necessary to join.
Skidmore’s jazz and Hip hop club, the Rithmos provide entertainment for the Skidmore and Saratoga Springs communities as well as promote and teach original and energetic choreography. They provide opportunities to dancers of all levels to perform jazz and Hip-hop.
Skidmore Irish Dance Club
The Skidmore Irish Dance Club teaches and performs Irish hard-shoe and soft-shoe dances, using traditional and original choreography. The Irish Dancers teach fellow students of all abilities the Irish cultural form of step-dancing, both social and competition-style. They also perform their own innovative, modern work at off-campus venues.
Skidmore Swing Set
Skidmore Swing Set is a club dedicated to teaching students Swing and/or Latin dance.
The Stompin’ Soles are Skidmore’s only tap-dancing troupe. The club provides an outlet for tappers to perform and practice tap dance. As they like to say, “We make noise with our feet, we keep a great beat... and we're pretty sweet!”
Terpischore is Skidmore’s student choreography club for modern dance and ballet.
Ad Liberal Artists (Ad-Libs)
The Ad-Libs are an improvisational comedy group committed to providing Skidmore College with laughter and raw unadulterated humor. The Ad-Libs are a founding member of the National College Comedy Festival, an annual gathering at Skidmore of professional and college groups focused on the collaborative process of sketch and improvised comedy.
The Sketchies are a sketch comedy group committed to providing Skidmore students an outlet for comedic performance and film opportunities. The group annually participates in the National College Comedy Festival on Skidmore’s campus.
Skidomedy is a sketch comedy group founded in 2006 by Willy Appelman who went on to perform with Second City and intern at The Colbert Report. The Sketchies frequently perform comedy shows on campus and in the Saratoga Springs community.
Print & Publication Clubs
BARE Sex Forum is committed to creating a safe space and a community that allows for honest, open discussion about issues related to sex and sexuality. At least once a year the organization puts together an art and literary publication dealing with issues of sexuality.
The Eromdiks Yearbook Clubis responsible for producingand distributing the yearbook to the Skidmore College community. The word “Eromdiks” is actually “Skidmore” spelled backwards!
Folio is a Skidmore literary magazine edited and produced by students committed to extending the College community’s ongoing discussions and debates.
LINE Art Review
LINE is the Skidmore College campus source for visual arts discussion, committed to presenting and encouraging critique of visual art both on and off campus, as well as conversation on topics in the general art world unrelated to recent visual art exhibits.
The Skidmore News is the student-run campus newspaper that provides the latest campus news, sports and opinions to students, faculty, alumni and the surrounding community.
The Skidmore Christian Fellowship is a member chapter of InterVarsity Christian Fellowship, 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.
Skidmore’s Hillel strives to help students observe and participate in any or all Jewish holidays and Jewish cultural customs. The main objective is to help students explore, through educational means, the present and historical place of Judaism. Members of Hillel have the opportunity to meet other members of the Skidmore community in both formal and informal religious settings. Hillel, as a student run organization, helps to foster a multicultural environment among the Skidmore College community.
The Newman Club provides for the spiritual, intellectual, and social development of Catholic and non-Catholic students at Skidmore. They also assist the needy and enhance interfaith on campus.
American Studies Club
The American Studies Club helps promote the department’s focus on life and culture in the United States. The club is involved in many activities on campus, such as the annual “Bowl-a-Thon” to celebrate the completion of senior seminar research papers and panel lectures.
The Chemistry Club encourages the appreciation of chemistry through education, raises awareness on campus and the community about chemistry/natural science, bridge the gap between academics and co-curricular activities, supports the natural science curriculum and the Chemistry Department, and expose natural science majors to potential career opportunities.
The Skidmore Geology Club plans events and activities related to the geosciences to promote and share them with the Skidmore Community. Events include hikes, caving trips, treasure hunts, fossil collecting, and more much more.
The European Union Club at Skidmore College is one of the first of its kind in the United States. It organizes and helps prepare students for an annual intercollegiate simulation of the European Union (EU) called EuroSim, alternately held at a U.S. college campus and a European college campus. Students gain more than just cognitive learning from simulations—they learn and practice negotiating skills, research skills, and speaking skills, and have the unique opportunity to meet new people, not only from their own universities, but from other schools and countries.
United Nations Club
The United Nations Club at Skidmore College organizes and helps students prepare for participation in the annual intercollegiate simulation on the UN, National Model United Nations (NMUN), a conference hosted in New York City and sponsored by the National Collegiate Conference Association. The club helps participating students familiarize themselves with the structure and policies of the assigned country at the simulation.
The Physics Society at Skidmore supports and encourages physics students and mentors in research, academics, and more.
Pi Mu Epsilion
Skidmore's chapter of Pi Mu Epsilon, Inc., the National Mathematics Honorary Society, is committed to promoting scholarly activities in mathematics.
Click here for more information about the Math department.
Pi Sigma Alpha
Founded in 1920 as the national political science honor society, Pi Sigma, Alpha receives into membership students of political science and related disciplines who attain high standards of scholarship and academic distinction. Eligibility requirements include: (1) six government and/or government/history courses; (2) a 3.5 grade-point average in these courses; and (3) a 3.25 cumulative grade-point average.
Click here for more information about Pi Sigma Alpha and the Goverment department.
The purpose of the Pre-Law Society is to create a community in which students who are pursuing careers in the legal field can unite based on their common interests. The club is a resource for students to find more information on attending law school and other extracurricular opportunities in the legal field.
The Pre-Health Club fosters community among Skidmore students who are pursuing majors and careers in the health professions which facilitates the exposure of the entire college community to the medicine field.
Political, Advocacy, and Awareness Clubs
AIDS Benefit provides the Saratoga community with assistance in funding HIV/AIDS awareness and program(s) through a major student-run fundraising event every semester for the Saratoga HIV/AIDS coalition. AIDS Benefit also actively promotes the truth about HIV/AIDS in the world and engages the community in critical discussions about our roles in this global crisis.
American Red Cross Club
Skidmore’s chapter of the America Red Cross, a humanitarian organization led by volunteers and guided by its Congressional Charter and the Fundamental Principles of the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement, provides relief to victims of disaster and help people prevent, prepare for, and respond to emergencies.
Benef-Action is a student-run volunteer club that develops and supports a broad and positive perception of community service among the student body; collaborates with other clubs, organizations, and departments to facilitate volunteerism and community service on- and off-campus, and serves as the organizational structure for all student groups seeking to do community service.
Conflict Resolution Group (Fight Club)
Fight Club aims to teach and implement peaceful, alternative dispute-resolution to empower students to explore and understand conflict effectively, provide mediation and conflict-coaching to students in conflict, and trains students to mediate in order to spread services as a resource on campus.
Environmental Action Club (EAC)
The Skidmore Environmental Action Club is a student-based group committed to sustainability initiatives on campus, in the community, the national, indeed across the globe. Its goal is a 100%-clean energy future and an ecologically-, socially-, and economically just environment. Towards this goal, the EAC focuses on four general themes: energy, transportation, waste, and food issues.
Feminist Action Network
The Feminist Action Network (FAN) encourages awareness of, interest in, and action toward the social, political, and intellectual concerns of feminism. Each year, FAN plays a large role in engaging the community in events, which can spark progressive and intriguing conversations.
Pro-Arts is the student-run arts advocacy group on campus. The organization acts to both enhance the community within the Art Department and to broaden the impact of art on the general campus community.
SETA (Skidmore Education Taking Action)
The purpose of SETA is to increase awareness about the challenges to and the diversity involved in the education of future generations. The goal is to expand Skidmore's engagement with children in communities near and far by giving club members the experience to pursue their aspirations in furthering knowledge about issues they see as pertinent in the betterment of the overall community.
Roosevelt Campus Network
The Roosevelt Campus Network is a student policy organization that engages new generations in a unique form of progressive activism that empowers young people as leaders and promotes their ideas for change.
Skidmore’s chapter of the College Democrats of America is the official youth outreach of the Democratic Party. The main purpose of this club is to register and elect Democrats.
Voices for Planned Parenthood (VOX)
Through Skidmore's chapter of Vox, students organize events on campus to raise public awareness about reproductive health and rights, educate young people at concerts about sexual health, work with and support their local Planned Parenthood health centers, and mobilize advocates of reproductive rights.
For more information about these and other clubs and organizations, visit the SGA Web site.
The Anime Club at Skidmore provides students access to anime and anime-related activities, which are otherwise difficult to be a part of on their own, as well as access to a community of like minds.
El Club Espanol
Film Appreciation Troupe
Film Appreciation Troupe is the campus film club. Members watch and discuss quality films along with faculty members and visiting guests. The club encourages members to contribute theme and film ideas for consideration.
The Foundry Club is dedicated to the casting of metal and non-metal materials. The goal of the club is to teach students to cast metal and to expand the College's art scene and involvement in the larger art community. The club sponsors both on- and off-campus events, from visits to local casting venues to extra critiques from Skidmore professors out of class.
The French Connection promotes and celebrates French culture by getting together to speak French, drink coffee, and eat French pastries and cuisine.
Humans versus Zombies
International Affairs Club
NihonGO! Japanese Language Club
The Photography Club provides students the opportunity to learn the mechanic and artistic aspects of photography, both digital and film. The club strives to act as a resource for photographers at Skidmore and manages an off-campus dark room.
Random Acts of Crafts (RAC)
Random Acts of Crafts is dedicated to relieving stressand building friendships while making crafts.
SkidMarket is Skidmore’s investment club.
SkidTV is the student television station on campus. SkidTV works to benefit the Skidmore community not only through creating and delivering entertainment over the Internet and television, but by assisting other clubs and organizations in their entertainment endeavors, whether it be by educating students in how to use media equipment (sound, camera, editing, etc.) or filming and delivering media themselves.
The Yoga Club is an all-inclusive club that aims to slow down, relax, stretch, and move in a healthy way. The classes are non-competitive and are great for people new to yoga as well as people who have been practicing yoga for years.