Special Interest

Archaeology Club

To promote and take part in activities relevant to the study of the ancient world through public events, lectures, and campus outreach.

Contact: Kaylin Bednarz

Arts Collective

The Arts Collective shall be an organization whose intent is to promote, recognize, and stimulate the general interest and appreciation of art, from both the historical and creative viewpoints, on campus.

Contact: Tesha Chai
Contact: Stephan Sieg

Astronomy Club

To develop an appreciation for astronomy within the Carlisle and Dickinson communities and to advance the sharing of knowledge between members through educational trips and programs.

Contact: Tyler Richey-Yowell
Website: http://users.dickinson.edu/~astro/

Autism Speaks

The Dickinson College Student Chapter of Autism Speaks furthers its mission by raising awareness on autism, by engaging the campus and local communities through education and fundraising events. The purpose of the organization is to raise awareness and funds for autism research by reaching out to students, faculty members and the greater community. April is National Autism Speaks Month and in honor of this we hope to have Dickinson College participate in the April 2nd “Light it up Blue” campaign. Blue lights outside the campus buildings to raise autism awareness. The Autism club plans on establishing long-term relationships with local businesses; food suppliers to help with fundraising events i.e. walk a-thons. Host a carnival kid’s day with help from the students and varsity athletes.

Contact: Jonathan Blumenfeld
Website: http://www.autismspeaks.org

Belles Lettres

To promote and foster literary appreciation on campus, sponsor literary themed events, and publish the annual Dickinson Review.

Contact: Laura Hart
Contact: Mary Naydan

Colleges Against Cancer

An event to raise funds and awareness to save lives from cancer through the Relay for Life movement. We celebrate what survivors have overcome, Remember people we have lost to the disease, Honor those who have fought or are fighting cancer, and Fight Back against a disease that has taken too much.

Contact: Julia Applegate
Contact: Caylin Brahaney
Website: relayforlife.org

Dickinson College Democrats

A group of young adults committed to serving their college, local community, state and nation through being active in the political process and working to elect progressive candidates.

Contact: Rogelio Cerezo

Dickinson College Republicans

The Dickinson College Republicans are dedicated to promoting local, state, and national Republican politicians and communicating the conservative agenda to students on campus.

Contact: Alexandria Seavey

Dog House

Our aim is to raise service puppies and or dogs to assist those with social/emotional and physical disabilities or serious medical conditions. This service brings awareness to the challenges faced by those who are affected by these disabilities. Dog House is valuable to Dickinson because it fosters a community that provides raising, training, and socializing for service puppies on campus through a student-run organization with the option for students to live with the service dogs in a designated on-campus Special Interest House.

Contact: Elizabeth Grabowski
Website: https://www.facebook.com/dickinsondoghouse

Feminist Collective

The Feminist Collective strives to integrate the study and practice of an inclusive feminism, one which recognizes the intersectionality of race, class, gender and sexuality. The Collective intends to progressively educate the campus community by challenging the patriarchal prescriptions of our society.

Contact: Patricia Kotrady

Gaming Club

The Gaming Club is an organization with the intention of holding regular meetings where people with similar interests in playing games of all kinds (tabletop, computer, console, card, board) can gather and socialize. We also offer an alternative to partying or drinking on the weekends.

Contact: Jeremy Barnes

Global Gastronomy Group

To learn about and create authentic food from cultures around the world.

Contact: Courtney Helt
Contact: Joojo Ocran

Idea Fund

Our mission is to empower Dickinson students to identify and solve problems in the community by equipping and connecting them with the skills, networks, and resources to effectively design and implement viable projects. We achieve these goals through our three main services: Project Consulting, Innovation Grants, and Revolving Loans. Dickinson provides students with a liberal arts education that encourages interdisciplinary collaboration, critical thinking, and problem-solving. The Idea Fund creates a forum through which students may exercise those skills in the Dickinson community. We envision a community that uses top quality academia to innovate and enact positive change.

Contact: Emily Bowie
Contact: Zachary Kaiser
Website: http://blogs.dickinson.edu/ideafund/

J Street U

J Street U Dickinson serves two purposes within the Dickinson community. First, it educates members of the Dickinson community about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. We hold discussion groups and educational events so that students who are interested in learning more about the conflict or in discussing it with others have the means to do so. The other purpose we seek to serve is to bridge the polarization in the conversation about the conflict that tends to occur within the campus and Jewish communities. Pro-Israel and pro-Palestinian groups tend to demonize each other, but J Street U seeks to undo this demonization and create a common ground. J Street’s position is that a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict is the only route available to our world today that offers sustainable peace for that region and respect for both sides of the conflict. Through the discussion of this ultimate solution to the conflict, J Street U seeks to offer a coming-together of pro-Palestinian and pro-Israeli people and groups.

Contact: Emily Katz
Contact: Jessica Klimoff
Website: jstreetu.org

Japanese Animation Club

To promote and celebrate anime and otaku culture here at Dickinson.

Contact: Elizabeth Schroeder
Website: https://www.facebook.com/groups/142618399134572/

Men Overcoming Restrictive Expectations (MORE)

MORE is dedicated to creating a campus environment where men can be true not to the binding social expectations that surround them, and endanger people of all genders, but instead to the deepest, most central part of their own consciences. We are a support group for men, an educational resource for the Dickinson community, and a social movement in regards to gender issues.

Contact: Joseph Riley
Contact: Joseph Riley
Website: https://www.facebook.com/groups/282854838422122/

Music Society

Dickinson's Classical Music appreciation society

Contact: Frederick Schlick

Neuroscience Club

The purpose of the club is to spread awareness and interest in neuroscience and neuroscience related topics throughout the Dickinson College and local community. It allows students with an interest in neuroscience to meet and discuss relevant topics to neuroscience outside of the academic setting with their peers. The club holds monthly meetings and aims to bring speakers in the field of neuroscience to Dickinson College as well as host events, such as movie screenings and fundraisers.

Contact: Alexandra Bova
Website: NA

Order of the Scroll & Key

The Order of the Scroll and Key works to benefit local philanthropies was well as the Dickinson College community.

Contact: Michael Meyers
Website: http://users.dickinson.edu/~grayhats/

PALS

To expand and enhance awareness and education of safe sex, contraception and healthy relationships for the College population.

Contact: Sara Pattiz
Website: http://www2.dickinson.edu/departments/health/pals.html

Photography Club

The Photography Club provides a space for people to learn about photographic techniques, to share their photographs and receive constructive criticism, and to develop and expand their love for photography.

Website: www.facebook.com/dsonphotoclub?fref=ts

Raven's Claw Society

The Raven's Claw is an all male senior honorary society at Dickinson College. It was founded in 1896, making it the first society unique to Dickinson College and one of the oldest in the country. Membership is limited to seven senior men who are selected by the seven previous members. The new members are chosen based on a variety of factors, these include: campus leadership, a solid academic record, and athletic participation. New members are inducted in a "Tapping Ceremony" which is held on the "Old Stone Steps of Old West." The ceremony is traditionally conducted during commencement weekend. They are called "claws" or "white hats", denoting the white caps they wear around campus to signify unity and loyalty. The Raven's Claw Society is very loyal and has been a part of Dickinson's history for over 100 years. While the members of the group are known, the majority of their actions and traditions are concealed.

Contact: Colin Rodgers

Secularist Students United

To provide a community on campus for those identifying as secular, especially those that identify as nonbelievers. Further, to educate the college community about the separation of church and state and nonbelief.

Contact: Eric Collins
Website: https://www.facebook.com/groups/28266414188/

Society of Physics Students

To investigate the natural world through physics

Contact: Justin Brown

Student Investment Group

The Student Investment Group, or simply SIG, is a student-run investment group that invests virtual money in mock portfolios while providing members with a working financial and investment education that serves as a professional and intellectual foundation for individuals who have an interest in pursuing a career in finance. The core of the SIG is comprised of a diverse group of motivated students, where experienced members (typically Executive Board members) strive to educate new members in a group-oriented environment during weekly meetings. After undertaking extensive research and review of various investment proposals, investments are selected for potential use in one of several portfolios including the SIG Flagship Portfolio. Members also gain experience from our Trading Room every Thursday during which they work with one another to examine stocks and execute virtual trades in real time while the markets are moving. To get more information about our group, simply go to our website or email the Executive Board at dickinsonsig@gmail.com

Contact: Nolan Funchion
Contact: Benjamin Greene
Website: dickinsonsig.webs.com

Students for Sensible Drug Policy

Students for Sensible Drug Policy is an international grassroots network of students who are concerned about the impact drug abuse has on our communities, but who also know that the War on Drugs is failing our generation and our society. SSDP mobilizes and empowers young people to participate in the political process, pushing for sensible policies to achieve a safer and more just future, while fighting back against counterproductive Drug War policies, particularly those that directly harm students and youth.

Contact: Benjamin Nathanson
Website: www.ssdp.org

Students for Social Action

To educate the college community about important social issues and provide opportunities for those who wish to enact change.

Contact: Maretta Sonn
Website: http://users.dickinson.edu/~ssa/whatisssa.html

Sustained Dialogue

The mission of the Sustained Dialogue Campus Network is to develop everyday leaders who engage differences as strengths to improve campuses, workplaces, and communities.

Contact: Wendy Gomez
Website: http://www.sdcampusnetwork.org/

Wheel and Chain

Wheel and Chain is an all female senior honorary society. It was founded at Dickinson College by Mae Mountz and others in 1924 and is still in effect today. This organization works to combine 8-10 diverse senior women who wear 'blue hats' to symbolize unity. Members are elected in the spring of their junior year on the basis of participation in campus activities, service to the college and community, leadership skills and personal character.

Contact: Shanice Grant

Yes Please!

The Yes Please! peer educators are a group of Dickinson College students who are trained to facilitate, educate and advocate on the Dickinson campus regarding issues related to sexual and relationship violence. Yes Please! seeks to make the Dickinson community a safe, healthy community by advocating for healthy relationships and educating about violence prevention. Students involved in Yes Please! have an active leadership role, gain in depth knowledge about sexual and relationship violence, develop public speaking, group facilitation and communication skills and commit to advocating for this important social justice issue of safety for all. For the Fall 2013 semester, Yes Please! will be meeting on Thursdays at 5pm at Landis House. For more information, contact the Violence Prevention Coordinator, Dorothy Andrews at 245-1893 or andrewdo@dickinson.edu

Contact: Emily Gleason
Website: https://www.facebook.com/DsonYesPlease