Participation in extracurricular activities can help students develop self-confidence, leadership and the social skills that will help them in their future lives. Being involved in campus life outside the classroom is a great way to meet new people and experience the diversity of community living. The Office of Student Activities sponsors opportunities for students to interact with other students and staff seven days a week during the semester. There are clubs and organizations in which students can become involved. Students also have a collective voice within the college governance system through an elected Student Government Association (SGA). The purpose of SGA is to promote cooperation both within the student body and among students, faculty and administration, and to act as a channel for the expression and resolution of student concerns.
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Activities on Campus
The Office of Student Activities plans a wide range of events, including bands, DJs and comedians, speakers, pool tournaments, open mike nights, games, inter-residence hall contests, movies and trips off-campus. Much of this programming is initiated by students’ suggestions, and anyone with an idea for an activity is welcome to contact the Student Activities Office.
Student Government is the governing body of the Students. The board is comprised of President, Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer, Senior Class President, Junior Class President, Sophomore Class President, and Freshman Class President.
Student Government Constitution and By-Laws
Clubs & Organizations
Most academic disciplines sponsor clubs for their students, which coordinate field trips to job sites and conferences and engage in other career-related activities. Such clubs as the DECA and the Society of American Foresters are an excellent way for students to make job contacts and gain additional experience in their chosen fields. There are many interest related clubs and organizations for students to get involved in ranging from Gaming and Anime Club to Beekeeping Club to Rugby! All students are welcome to join clubs at any time!
Every fall at the beginning of the semester, there is a club fair for students to find out about what clubs there are and how to join!
Anime and Gaming Club
The Anime and Gaming club seeks to explore and enjoy the Gaming and Anime cultures. This club participates in video, table top, card, and board gaming, setting up numerous tournaments around campus and holding open events to all participants. They also have multiple Anime and Movie marathons that are open to the campus, and seeks to boost campus interest in such activities. Please sign up for our club’s email and attend our club meetings where we will hold demonstrations of games and be screening anime for any who are interested, while sharing the upcoming events that will be held on campus! This club is all fun and games!
The PSC Beekeeping Association is dedicated to educating the Paul Smith’s community about honey bees and the practice of keeping bees. We aspire to have a apiary at the PSC VIC and pair with VIC employees to hold informal educational opportunities. Eventually we would like to sell honey in the PSC VIC store and the college bookstore.
Black Student Union
Keep an eye out for the club in Spring 2021!
Keep an eye out for it in Spring 2021!
We’re a student chapter of DECA, an international business and marketing association that has chapters in High Schools, Colleges and Universities throughout the U.S. There are more than 15,000 collegiate DECA members. DECA is a well-known organization that holds leadership conferences, knowledge competitions, an annual convention and learning opportunities. DECA includes students from many different majors that have an interest in marketing, finance, hospitality and management. We provide professional experience to Paul Smith’s students through a variety of activities including guest speakers, seminars, business site visits, planning and running special events and fundraisers, volunteering for community service and participation in the NYC Hotel Show and PSC’s biennial Boomerang alumni event.
Draft Horse Club
PSC’s Draft Horse Club is dedicated to educating club members and the community about draft horses and their uses. The club holds both logging and agricultural events at the annual Homesteading Festival and for various classes offered by the college. Members go on trips to regional draft animal demonstrations to learn and collaborate with other teamsters. The club keeps an active presence in the community by giving wagon and sleigh rides for the public, as well as making a float for the Winter Carnival Parade. Weekly meetings at the barn provide a chance to interact with the horses and maintain the barn. No previous horse experience is necessary!
The letters “FFA” used to stand for Future Farmers of America; these letters are a part of our history and our heritage that will never change. FFA is not just for students who want to be production farmers; FFA also welcomes members who aspire to careers as teachers, doctors, scientists, business owners and more. For this reason, the name of the organization was updated in 1988 after a vote of national convention delegates to reflect the growing diversity and new opportunities in the industry of agriculture: The National FFA Organization.
Fish and Game Club
The goal of the PSC’s Fish and Game Club is to promote the importance of sportsmanlike conduct within a learning environment. Hunting safety and ethical fishing practices will be held with the highest regard. Likewise the club will strive to bring in members with little to no experience in the field in the effort to educate them to the sports. As that PSC is a center of the environmental education, the club will also augment environmental awareness and responsibility to the community. Members with all levels of experience in hunting or fishing are wlecome!
Fly Fishing Club
New Club This year! Interested in fly fishing? Then this is the club for you!
This club attracts students from all academic disciplines. It sponsors a wide range of social activities, and is involved in many projects around campus and many are involved in the woodsmen’s team.
Intervarsity Christian Fellowship
An inter-denominational Christian fellowship that offers weekly Bible studies, church outings and opportunities to serve not only the Paul Smith’s College campus, but also the surrounding community.
Lady Bobcats Rugby Club
The club was started in the fall of 2015. It is a group of hard-working, dedicated women, who have spent months practicing and learning the sport. The team is made up of women from different backgrounds, majors, athletic abilities, and skill sets. Many of the ladies on the team had never played the sport before. They participate in spring tournaments and will be playing in the regular fall season games as well. They are constantly recruiting, so the best time to join is any. No one is ever turned away. The best way to find out if rugby is the right fit for you, is to come to a practice, meet the players and coaches, and mess around in a scrum.
Medical Emergency Response Team (MERT)
The Medical Emergency Response Team is a club on campus made up of EMTs and other medically certified students. We respond, along with Campus Safety, to medical incidents and treat the patient before the ambulance gets there. Due to the isolation of the campus, MERT is able to provide a better sense of security for students. All students are welcome to join regardless of training.
Osgood Pond Club
Description Coming Soon!
PSC Culinarians Club
PSC Pride aims to create more advocates for diversity on campus and will represent the campus as social justice activists. Pride members will continue to strive for inclusivity, understanding, acceptance, and pride on Paul Smith’s College campus.
Teamwork, integrity and loyalty are the foundations of this club. Our students get together to play, have a good time and promote sportsmanship and athletics at Paul Smith’s.
Society of American Foresters (SAF)
SAF is the national scientific and educational organization representing the forestry profession in the United States. Our club brings in guest speakers for the benefit of the entire campus. Members of the club may also attend state and national SAF conferences that offer valuable networking and connection building opportunities.
Student Activities Council
Want to be involved in the events on campus? Then join this club!! This group is responsible for the planning and implementation of events on campus such as bands, comedians, special events and movies. This organization works in conjunction with the Student Activities Office. All are welcome to join!
This club provides support to the Veteran’s at PSC. They also do many community service projects for the local community as well as for our military oversees.
The Wildlife Society is a student branch of the National Wildlife Society. The Wildlife Society has planned several events and activities which include providing members with peer and professional networking opportunities.
New Club this year! Interested in learning about the art of swordsmanship? Come check this club out!