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: Clara Fritz
Contact: Willa Hut

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: Alejandro Heredia
Contact: Anine Sus

Chinese Students and Scholars Association

The purpose of CSSA is not only to spread Chinese culture in Dickinson college, but also to make a nice “collision” among Chinese culture and other cultures, especially American culture. The goal of CSSA is to promote and to empower students to have a better understanding of Chinese culture, and also to help Dickinson Chinese students better involved in American culture.

Contact: Yueli Liang
Contact: Jingzhi Zhou
Website: www.facebook.com/dickinsoncollegecssa

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: Thomas Kozdron

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: Krysti Oschal

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: Ariana Watson

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: Patrick Meier

Global Gastronomy Group

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

Contact: Julia Williams

I AM THAT GIRL: Dickinson College

A girl’s physical, emotional and mental well-being is rooted in her self-worth. And we are living in an epidemic of self-doubt. I AM THAT GIRL is helping girls to transform self-doubt in to self-love by providing a safe space to be lifted up and have honest conversations about things that matter. Every day, girls are bombarded with messages that attack what she is NOT and we work every day to help her love who SHE IS; to see that in herself and inspire that in others. We’ve seen limitless possibility when girls collaborate instead of compete and contribute as much as they consume. By creating a culture for girls to be seen, be heard, and belong, we are changing their lives and creating a healthier, more powerful world.

Contact: Emma Batchelder
Website: http://www.iamthatgirl.com/

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/

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
Website: https://www.facebook.com/groups/282854838422122/

Music Society

The Music Society is an organization composed of students with a strong passion for music. As an organization, it strives to further interest, understanding, intellectual thought, and discussion of music.

Contact: Skylar Mead
Contact: Julia Nadeau
Website: https://www.facebook.com/DickinsonCollegeMusicSociety

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: Alissa Resnikoff
Website: NA

Order of Scroll and Key

he Order of Scroll and Key is a senior honor society at Dickinson College which recognizes seven senior men each year. Every member is tapped at the end of their junior year on the basis of their dedication to the College and the surrounding Carlisle community. Our current membership includes fraternity presidents, community advisers, community service leaders, as well as many other outstanding individuals. Our alumni have gone on to be successful community leaders, businessmen, artists, etc. The Order of Scroll and Key works to benefit numerous area charities and philanthropies, and in recent years has supported Carlisle C.A.R.E.S., Safe Harbor, and Sadler Health Clinic, among others. As one of Dickinson's distinctive "hat" societies, members can always be recognized by the gray hats that they wear.

Contact: Elliot Hecht
Website: http://users.dickinson.edu/~grayhats/index.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.

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

Society of Physics Students

To investigate the natural world through physics

Contact: Zephram Wolf

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: Aurora Wetherill
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: Keziah Groth-Tuft
Website: http://users.dickinson.edu/~ssa/whatisssa.html

Sustained Dialogue

The mission of the Sustained Dialogue Campus Network, an initiative of the Sustained Dialogue Institute, is to develop everyday leaders who engage differences as strengths to improve campuses, workplaces, and communities. Vision: SD envisions a world and campus in which all people have the tools to create the communities they dream of so people of all identities can thrive.

Contact: Sara Johnson
Website: http://www.sdcampusnetwork.org/

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